Maia Kobayashi's talent agency, Fitone has announced that she will graduate from Idoling!!! and will leave the entertainment business because she has had difficulty balancing work and school.
Kobayashi appeared as Idoling!!! #10 in only seven episodes, the last one being episode #333, which aired on April 15. After that episode, she mysteriously disappeared and did not participate in episodes that featured the rest of the second generation Idoling!!! members. She also did not participate in the Odaiba Gakuen activities.
Idoling!!! will continue on as a 17-member group. An announcement will be made on Idoling!!!'s TV show next week.
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