AKB48 Oshima Team K member Sato Amina has announced her graduation during the theater show on December 22. She wants to pursue a career in voice acting. A date for her graduation is yet to be decided.
Amina has been in AKB48 for more than 6 years and is known for having been a big fan of the group before joining. She debuted as a 4th Generation Kenkyuusei in mid-2007, was promoted to Team A in 2008 and later shuffled to Team B and then K. Amina made Senbatsu for the first three election singles [Iiwake Maybe], [Heavy Rotation] and [Flying Get] and was a voice actress for the AKB48 anime AKB0048 and hence also a part of the subunit NO NAME.
Sato Amina's blog post about her graduation
I, Sato Amina, will graduate from AKB48 in order to advance on my way to becoming a voice actress.
I surprised you with this sudden announcement, didn't I?
But I have made my decision. I don't have any regrets.
Now I can only move forward!!!!
The date of my graduation is undecided but I will let you know when it's decided!
I am going to enjoy my time left in AKB to the fullest!
I love you all.
I love you very much
Another early generation member leaves...Well, we knew the day would come. I wish Amina all the best.