Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase has announced she's graduating from the group at the end of the year.
On her blog, Nishino explained that she had been thinking about graduating for the past year. "I am a little anxious about leaving the place I love, but this is certainly what I chose myself. Even if I am by myself, I want to continue this work. I am very excited to see what's to come," she said. Her graduation concert will be held early next year.
Nishino joined Nogizaka46 in 2011 as one of its original members. She served as center for the first time in their 8th single "Kizuitara Kataomoi" released in 2014.