Haruka “Paruru” Shimazaki (22) appeared at an event for “Baitoru NEXT” in Akihabara.
She announced that she will be graduating from AKB48 at the end of the year.
Shimazaki has done well as an actress and said that she also has dreams of becoming a Studio Ghibli voice actress.
Her final handshake meeting will be on December 24th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and her final performance at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara will be on December 26th.
Paruru joined AKB48 in 2009 and became the center after winning the “the third Janken senbatsu tournament”.
For AKB48’s 46th single to be released on November 16th, she will be the center.