NECRONOMIDOL have announced the immediate graduation of Rei Imaizumi, Michelle and original member Risaki Kakizaki. In addition, they have cancelled all events for the next two months including their upcoming one-man on March 23 where they were to introduce new members and costumes. The group will be on hiatus until further notice.
The word itself from Manager-san.
An important announcement from NECRONOMIDOL pic.twitter.com/jZxBS6PqKA
— リッキー〔覇〕ネクロ魔P (@NECRO_P) March 16, 2020
Okaki, Rei and Michelle will be independently hosting their own graduation live on April 27th. Here’s Okaki’s statement in English.
I love you guys.
Thank you so much! pic.twitter.com/9zu2XezVAb
— 柿崎李咲 (@kakizaki_risaki) March 16, 2020
Rei and Michelle have issued statements as well with Rei asking for time to translate hers.
Thanks for many messages!
I'm sorry to surprise you…
I want to give a message in English,but it takes some time.
Please give me some time.
— 今泉 怜 NECRONOMIDOL (@reiimaizumi) March 16, 2020
Remaining veteran member Himari insists that NECROMA will go on.
— 月城ひまり NECRONOMIDOL (@himari_tsuki) March 16, 2020
If any unit can survive this little death, it is NECRONOMIDOL. The unit still has a solid foundation with a deep catalog, a devoted following, a charismatic and well-loved center in Himari and a manager who has proven adept at bringing in talent that complements the overall vision.
In truth, as shocking as this morning’s announcements are, I have few doubts that Necroma will resurrect in good form, just without some beloved members.
So take this time to mourn as we await the next generation of darkness.