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5 22/7 Characters 'Graduate' Following Cast Members' Departure from Franchise

Ruri Umino, Mizuha Kuraoka, Aina Takeda Leave 22/7 Unit


5 22/7 Characters ‘Graduate’ Following Forged Members’ Departure from Franchise

The official web site for the 22/7 idol challenge introduced on Sunday that the next 5 characters have “graduated” from the collection, following their forged members’ graduations:

  • Yuki Tojo, performed by Urara Takatsuji
  • Jun Toda, performed by Ruri Umino
  • Miyako Kōno, performed by Mizuha Kuraoka
  • Tsubomi Hiiragi, performed by Aina Takeda
  • Reika Satō, performed by Chiharu Hokaze

The 22/7 Ongaku no Jikan (22/7 Music Time) rhythm cellular sport ended service on December 22. The sport launched in Might 2020 for iOS and Android gadgets.

Takatsuji formally left the group in November. The challenge’s announcement had defined that Takatsuji had been absent from work with out prior notification many occasions earlier than, typically with no solution to contact her, and inflicting interruption to the group’s exercise schedule. The employees debated the state of affairs, and after consulting with Takatsuji, determined that it might be higher for the group to proceed exercise with out her. The Buzzwave company has additionally terminated its contract with Takatsuji. The company moreover deactivated her Twitter, Instagram, and SHOWROOM accounts.

Ruri Umino, Mizuha Kuraoka, and Aina Takeda not too long ago introduced their departures from the group, with Umino and Kuraoka leaving on the finish of November, and Takeda leaving on the finish of December.

Umino expressed that she wish to commit herself to voice performing alternatives.

Kuraoka acknowledged that she needs to restart and discover the place the place she might be most like herself. She isn’t positive what her future holds or if that is the proper choice, however she desires to take a step ahead.

Takeda went on hiatus in January as a way to consider her tutorial research. She returned from her hiatus in March. She revealed that she had been occupied with the longer term throughout that point, and had determined to graduate from 22/7 shortly after returning. Her dream had been to change into a mannequin that who may very well be lively in selection reveals.

Hokaze graduated from the franchise in December 2020. Hokaze had revealed that after repeated discussions with employees, she has determined to graduate as a way to pursue a profession as a voice actress, as she had discovered voice performing for 22/7 to be notably rewarding.

The challenge introduced in September that the idol group is auditioning for brand spanking new members. This marks the challenge’s second audition in 5 years for the reason that preliminary recruitment in October 2016.

The 22/7 anime premiered in January 2020. The collection had 12 episodes, plus a thirteenth “further episode” titled “8+3=?” that includes all 11 primary forged members. Aniplex of America streamed the present because it aired in Japan on FunimationNow. The anime debuted on Crunchyroll in February 2020.

AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto is producing the titular “dimension-crossing” idol group. The group has eight anime idol characters, with their respective voice actresses performing as idols in the actual world. Sony Music Data and Aniplex obtained 10,325 purposes for the idol group and held 5 rounds of auditions.

Group members Umino and Moe Suzuhana had been recognized with the brand new coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Might. Six of the group’s members examined destructive for COVID-19 after they had been in shut contact with Umino and Suzuhana.

Supply: 22/7 challenge’s web site and Twitter account by way of Yaraon!