Kaneko Rie has left Hello Project and Hello Pro Kenshuusei on December 14th. She was introduced as member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in 2008 and was the leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
She ended her tenure at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on December 21st. Many past Kenshuusei members such as Miyamoto Karin, Fukumura Mizuki and Takeuchi Akari attended this event wearing Kaneko Rie T-shirts, shedding tears and showing their support.
It is a pity that Kaneko has spent such a long time in training and has not debuted. I really wished that her talent and hard work was recognized.
I wish Kaneko all the best in her future endeavors. I hope she does not give up on her dreams.