SKE48 and SNH48 member Miyazawa Sae has announced her graduation from the 48 Group during “FNS Kayousai 2015” last December 16. Before the music special, it was teased that there will be an important announcement from a group.
Miyazawa has considered graduation from about a year ago, and has consulted with producer Akimoto Yasushi. It was decided that her announcement will be made during the live broadcast of FNS Kayousai. Two days prior, she consulted her generation members Oshima Yuko and Akimoto Sayaka who expressed support for her decision.
Miyazawa smiles “It feels refreshing. I got a message from Yuko “You’ve done well”. She thought more of graduation when she was cast as the heroine for the musical “Crest of the Royal Family” which will run starting August next year and had the idea to graduate before rehearsals begin. With regards to this new step, “I could not sleep for some time due to the pressure. I want to surprise everyone in the musical industry”. When asked if there is anything else she has to do for the group, Miyazawa says she wants to remain as a legendary presence in the memory of fans and members.
Miyazawa nominates Yakata Miki as SKE48’s Team S new captain, and Takeuchi Mai as vice captain.
Miyazawa Sae first joined AKB48 as a second generation member in 2006. In 2012, she transferred to Shanghai based sister group SNH48 and became a concurrent member of SKE48 and Team S captain in 2014.