Aika Ota has announced she'll graduate from HKT48.
The announcement was made during a performance at the HKT48 Theater on January 17th. After the initial announcement, she took to Instagram to further share her thoughts.
In the post she revealed thoughts of graduating popped up around the age of 19. When she turned 20 years of age, she revealed she finalized her plans of graduating by talking to Akimoto and her agency about graduating.
The graduation concert is going to be held on April 10th, with the idol pursuing acting afterwards. Ota was a 3rd generation member of AKB48 since 2007, alongside Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi and Miku Tanabe. In November of 2012 she transferred to HKT48.