It is always a bummer to see a member of your favorite idol ensemble graduate. SDN48 sort of flies below the radar around here, but they are my personal favorite. Ito Kana happens to be one of the original performers of the song I’m Sure from SDN48′s 1st stage. You may know that song from Kojiharu and Mariko’s performance the 2nd night at Yoyogi. Anyway, it is super-sexy and one of the most memorable unit songs from SDN. On a personal level I will really miss her since the last couple of times I saw SDN I began developing a real rapport with her during “High Touch”, oh well.
Her reason for leaving has me raising an eyebrow, I mean how many people quit their job because of influenza? But whatever the reason is for her departure, I hope Kananyan regains her health soon.