Workers state Takatsuji’s quite a few unannounced absences led to determination
The official web site for the 22/7 idol challenge introduced on Monday that group member Urara Takatsuji has formally left the group on Monday.
The announcement defined that Takatsuji had been absent from work with out prior notification many instances earlier than, typically with no technique to contact her, and inflicting interruption to the group’s exercise schedule. The workers debated the state of affairs, and after consulting with Takatsuji, determined that it could 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.
Takatsuji performs the character Yuki Tojo within the group. Takatsuji beforehand went on hiatus in February 2020 attributable to her poor well being.
Ruri Umino, Mizuha Kuraoka, and Aina Takeda just lately introduced their departures from the group, with Umino and Kuraoka leaving on the finish of November, and Takeda leaving on the finish of December.
The challenge introduced in September that the idol group is auditioning for brand 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 sequence had 12 episodes, plus a thirteenth “additional episode” titled “8+3=?” that includes all 11 most important 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 Information and Aniplex obtained 10,325 functions for the idol group and held 5 rounds of auditions.
Group members Umino and Moe Suzuhana have been recognized with the brand new coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Could. Six of the group’s members examined adverse for COVID-19 after they have been in shut contact with Umino and Suzuhana.
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Supply: 22/7 challenge’s web site by way of Nijipoi