Japanese girl group AKB48‘s Miho Miyazaki, who unfortunately failed to debut as a member of IZ*ONE after appearing on ‘Produce 48‘, will resume activities in Korea.
On December 12, Miho Miyazaki made a live broadcast for 5 hours in her YouTube channel under the title ‘Miao Channel Year-end Thanksgiving‘.
At the end of the broadcast, Miho Miyazaki said that she would make an important announcement, and a placard reading “I’m graduating from AKB48” was showed.
She greeted the viewers by shouting, “I’m graduating from AKB48.” She made her debut in AKB48 as the 5th group in 2008, and explained that she would leave the group by February 2022.
Moreover, she revealed that she plans to do activities in Korea in the future, raising the expectations of domestic fans. However, the schedule is not clear due to the aftermath of COVID-19.
AKB48, a Japanese girl group, has maintained a reputation for more than 15 years, starting with the first group, which debuted in 2006, and produced a number of stars.
Miho Miyazaki, appeared on Mnet’s ‘Produce 48‘ in 2018 and challenged her debut as a member of the Korean girl group IZ*ONE. In the second half of the show, he remained at the top of the charts, reaching No. 1, but he was ranked 15th in the final rankings and did not make the final 12 members.
The program was flooded in controversy when it was revealed that PD Ahn Joon Young and CP Kim Yong Beom, who were in charge of directing, manipulated the rankings.
In March, the Supreme Court charged PD Ahn and CP Kim with fraud and other charges, and sentenced them a fine of 37 million won, and 1 year and 8 months in prison.