On October 15th, AKB48’s sister group, SDN48 (‘SaturDay Night 48′) has announced that every SDN48 member will graduate from the group through a farewell concert, which will be held on March 31st, 2012.
Below is the translated announcement posted on SDN48’s official blog:
“It has been 2 years and 2 months since we formed SDN48, and we would like to thank you for your large support and warmhearted messages since the beginning.
In order to focus on each member’s career path, all the members of SDN48 will graduate from the group together.
Through their farewell concert on March 31st, 2012, the first chapter of SDN48 will conclude its role.
We are approaching the time where we need to think about our break point.
Though all of us will go on a new stage to fulfill our own dreams, please continue to support us.”
Since the announcement doesn’t go into detail, fans are confused over whether SDN48 plans to
disband altogether, or if there will be a “second chapter”.