AKB48 Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation through sports newspaper

19 Jul

Kuramochi Asuka of AKB48 has announced her plans to graduate. Her last theater show with the group will be on 17th August 2015.

“I made many treasured friends during these 8 years. I have no regrets,”she said.

Her dreams after graduation is to become a sportscaster, and she likes baseball, prowrestling and soccer.

As a MC on BS Asahi’s sports programme “SPORTS X”, she has covered the London Olympics and such experience has strengthened her resolve to communicate the fun in sports through her own words. “I want to realise my dream of reporting on the Tokyo Olympics,” she said.

Her decision to graduate was finally made when she was appointed Team B captain last year.

Kuramochi confessed to being the type who can’t speak frankly to fellow members. She had worried about not being suitable for the role of a leader, but Katsuya Nomura’s (baseball player)words encouraged her.

With every member she chooses a different way of expressing her thoughts. She also called upon them to understand the lyrics they are singing. She finally felt the results of her leadership and her personal growth during last year’s national tour during November-December. Convinced that she’s given her all, she decided to graduate.

“I wanted to announce my graduation in a different way. Since i want to become a sportscaster, i chose a sports newspaper,” she said.

So this probably signals the end for French Kiss subunit too..

2 Responses to “AKB48 Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation through sports newspaper”

  1. anon July 20, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    ” So this probably signals the end for French Kiss subunit too..” They are gonna disband after Mocchi graduation, they will released and album and their program will have as last ep a trip to France ( as her graduation trip )

  2. Bo July 20, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    I wish her the best and that her dream come true. She was a prominent member back in the old AKB days, but now that there so many young members it is understandable she wants to step aside. Now Kojiharu will be the only AKB member born in the late 80s, hang on there Kojiharu and stay in AKB a little bit longer.

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