Suzuki Kanon to graduate from Hello Project – What is life?

Guys, I am having a mental breakdown. It was recently announced that my favourite member of Hello Project, Suzuki Kanon, would be graduating from Morning Musume ’16 and Hello Project at the end of the group’s spring tour.

Here is an excerpt from translated official statement:

“I, Kanon Suzuki, will graduate from Morning Musume16 and Hello! Project at the end of the Morning Musume’ 16 Spring Tour.

After I became a member, 5 years have passed, I thought about lots of things since last year about the current version of me and about my future.

During those 5 years, I have been able to meet many people as Morning Musume, I had many experiences and I have learned many important things about living.

I became a member of Morning Musume I admired since I was small, and I believe through our activities we made many people smiled with our songs and performances.

I do not know how far those feelings reached everyone but I really tried my best at the fullest.

Since last year I seriously thought about my future, and since I was really small I thought, “I want to help people” so from now on, what can I do?

Every activities as Morning Musume was meaningful and fun, and during one of them, the event “SATOYAMA movement”, “SATOUMI movement”, I have been in contact with people with a beautiful smile and I thought little by little it would be great if I can do the same work.

There are many forms of “Being helpful to people”… but from now on, I feel strongly that I want to help people in another way, I want to make people smile, I want to make them happy.

For this first step, I decided, “I want a work related to the welfare” to go towards to my dream.

For that reason, as a human I have to experience and study various things.

Not as “Kanon Suzuki from Morning Musume”, but as “Kanon Suzuki”, in order to live this life, I have decided to graduate to fulfill my new dream.

I will continue Morning Musume activities to make those activities nourish me, also to cherish the time as Morning Musume and to not forget the feeling of gratitude I receive from everyone.

Thank you for Morning Musume’16 and for Kanon Suzuki.

February 7th 2016

Morning Musume’16

Kanon Suzuki



I cried so much. My heart is broken. I am speechless. My favourite girl is leaving the entertainment industry. I do not know if I am okay with this. I have so many conflicting emotions. I am happy that she is aiming to fulfill her dream and pursue a good cause, but I am depressed because I would not be seeing her smiling face anymore.

I really hope that Kanon gets a solo song. She deserves it. She has been one of the most hard-working idols in Hello Project. She was lucky to get the center spot for “Oh My Wish”, but now I would love to hear perform a solo song.


I honestly do not know what to say. I am still in a state of shock and heartbreak. The month of May will be full of tears, as my two favourites, Meimi and Kanon, will be graduating. However, I wish all the best to Kanon and I hope she continues to put a smile on people’s faces.

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