On June 10th, SKE48 member Matsui Rena announced on All Night Nippon that she will be graduating and her final will be at the end of August.
Matsui plans to pursue her career as an actress.
A variety of sources are reporting that SKE48’s Matsui Rena (23) has decided to graduate.
Back in 2008, Matsui joined SKE48 (as part of the formation of the first AKB48G expansion group) and part of the “Double Matsui” duo, along with Matsui Jurina (18), and the two have become the popular faces representing the group and also part of AKB48.
This year, Matsui declined to take part of the general election which was surprise to many fans.
SKE48’s Matsui Rena is one of the main faces of the AKB48 sister group and now she is also a concurrent member with Nogizaka46.
Matsui debuted and performed with the Nogizaka46 during the performance of “Kitzuitara Kataomoi” at Makuhari Messe at the national handshake event.
Matsui told Nogizaka46 fans that she doesn’t know if she will appear with Nogizaka46 that much but she wants to participate in many Nogizaka46 events.
Rekochoku will also debut the Matsui Rena version of “Kitzuitara Kaotomoi” at midnight.
It was announced that Matsui will take part in performances with Nogizaka46 on May 30th.