Just in, Haruna Iikubo will graduate from H!P and MM.
A Notice Regarding About Morning Musume.'s Haruna Iikubo's Graduation
Thank you for your continuous support for Hello! Project and Morning Musume. '18. It has been decided that Morning Musume. '18's Haruna Iikubo will graduate from Morning Musume. as well as Hello! Project with this fall's tour.
The decision was made after we talked with Ikubo from this spring about taking a new step in life as she wanted to challenge herself and be independent by using the experiences she learned in Morning Musume and elsewhere while thinking about the future and the celebration of Morning Musume's 20th anniversary.
We will continue to support the new challenges of "Haruna Iikubo" who wants to stay as an entertainer and soloist after graduation.
She will be participating in Morning Musume.'s activities until the end of the fall tour. We will have the details finale when they become available.
Please continue to support Morning Musume. '18 and Haruna Iikubo.
Statement from Haruna:
I, Haruna Iikubo, will graduate from Morning Musume. As well as Hello! Project with this fall's tour.
As we were approaching the 20th anniversary of Morning Musume. last September and with the 20th anniversary year, I not only thought about Morning Musume.'s future but also my future.
As for the group, the number one fun thing is the concerts: When you talk about a concert, it's not only about dancing and singing, but a concert includes MC, talking, performing songs, and performances. Outside of singing and dancing, I like plays, talking on the radio, introducing manga, fashion, going overseas, being with people, and others. I have a lot of things I want to do and I have a lot of dreams.
I know I am greedy. But, it was because of Morning Musume. that I able to understand what are my favorite things. Morning Musume. taught me infinite possibilities, love, and hope in this world. And also that time is limited.
What is your most desired challenge now? There were lots of things I wanted to challenge when I thought about this.
I will turn 24 this year. To accomplish what I want to challenge, I decided that I want to test myself with more various things and become a soloist with this timing. After graduation, I would like to continue to do my best in the entertainment world as "Iikubo Haruna". I might not be able to produce satisfactory results for all with that challenge. But, I will do my best to make many announcements to everyone who supports me!
With the time remaining, I would like to increase the album of memories named "Morning Musume." and further cherish the time with the fans and members. And since I will continue to devote love even after graduation, thank you eternally.