The 1st Generation Nogizaka46 member Noujo Ami has announced graduation from the group. This was announced by Noujo at the Under Live Hokkaido Series performance held on October 5, 2018 at Zepp Sapporo, Hokkaido.
After completing the song 'Nogizaka no Uta' in the encore, Noujo said, "There are things that I want to convey to everyone, so please give me a little time." Then Noujo announced, "Me, Noujo Ami will graduate from Nogizaka46."
Regarding her graduation, Noujo revealed, "This decision I made while undergoing Zenkoku Tour a year and a half ago. At that time I felt" It's time to go from here and go to the next stage ", I also discussed with the staff, and I was allowed to be fully active for this year. "
During her time with Nogizaka46, Noujo revealed, "I joined Nogizaka46 when I was 16 and had a lot of experience over the past 7 years. If I don't join Nogizaka46, there are many things I can't do, (with Nogizaka46) I have a lot of beautiful scenery. there are also painful, frustrating, angry moments for myself, moments that make me cry often. "
"For the past 7 years, there was no regret in me. I was not worried about my future. I met a valuable generation of colleagues, faced many walls and shared feelings of joy together. The kawaii Kouhai joined, even though I was originally I'm afraid, but I can get along with them. The 3rd generation joined, they were very shining which made me think the future of Nogizaka46 would be bright if there were them. "
At the end, Noujo said, "Even though I graduated, but Nogizaka46 has many charming members. So please continue to support Nogizaka46 and Under Member!"
Noujo Ami will graduate at the end of 2018 and will continue her career in the entertainment world.