This was announced by Hirata herself during SKE48’s stage show, ‘Seifuku no Me‘, on August 7th at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. Hirata, who turned 23-years-old on this day, explained that she wants to pursue her dream of becoming a reporter.
Details on her graduation date has not been revealed at this time.
Hirata passed SKE48’s opening audition back in July of 2008. As a first generation member, she was later promoted as leader of Team S. Hirata managed to get a senbatsu position in the group’s 5th single, “Banzai Venus“, which was released in March of last year. This will be the first time a team leader will graduate from SKE48.
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