Sawako Hata leaves SKE48 to follow voice actress dream

9 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

SKE48 member Sawako Hata has announced that she will be graduating from the group at the end of March in order to pursue her dream of becoming a voice actress."I almost gave up on my dream to become a voice actress when I was 21, but because of SKE48, I can once again go after my dream. SKE48 was like a bridge, leading me to this point," she told the audience who had came to see team KII's stage performance.After graduating from SKE48, Hata will be enrolling in a voice acting school, honing her skills in order to become a professional voice actress, reported JpopAsia.Hata joined SKE48 as a 3rd generation trainee in November of 2009. She was promoted to team KII in December of 2010 and later went on to join the subunit "NO NAME" as a voice actress for the AKB48-themed anime "AKB0048".9 other members of SKE48 have graduated in 2013 so far. The nine, Mizuki Kuwabara, Shiori Takada, Kanako Hiaramatsu, Ririna Akaeda, Shiori Ogiso, Kasumi Ueno, Minami Hara and Emiri Kobayashi, all announced their graduation at the same time

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