AKB48’s last 2nd generation member Kobayashi Kana announces graduation

AKB48‘s Kobayashi Kana (Team B) has announced her graduation from the group.

Kobayashi made this announcement on January 17th during their event “AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2016” at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. She decided to graduate this year as she has reached her 10 year mark since joining the group. “I plan on doing what I can do,” she said.


Kobayashi is the last 2nd generation member in AKB48. Among all members, she has appeared in the most theater performances. During the last song of the event, “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby“, AKB48 graduate and fellow 2nd generation member Akimoto Sayaka appeared on stage and thanked Kobayashi for her hard work.

More details on Kobayashi’s graduation date will be revealed at a later date.


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