News Idol Amina Satō to Graduate From AKB48 to Focus on Voice-Acting
posted on 2013-12-22 12:15 EST
Idol singer Amina Satō suddenly announced on Sunday that she will graduate from the AKB48 group to focus on her voice-acting aspirations. "Amina" made the announcement during a performance at the AKB48 Theater in Tokyo's Akihabara district.
At the age of 17, Satō made her performance debut as a fourth generation member of AKB48 in 2007. In the annual general elections that determine who will sing in AKB48's next release, she placed #8 in the first year, then #18, #18 again, #21, and most recently, #33.
Satō won the voice actress auditions in the AKB0048 television anime, and she sang in the tie-in unit "No Name." Before that, she already played roles in Yumeiro Pâtissière and other anime. More recently, she acted in Kids on the Slope and starred in Morita-san wa Mukuchi.
The date of Satō's graduation has not been set yet.
Source: Tokyo Sports