ChinParu – Shimazaki Haruka crying hard at Itano Tomomi’s graduation announcement speech

  February 11, 2013

Shimazaki Haruka commented on graduation of her senior Itano Tomomi, who previously announced her graduation on February 1st, on her google plus account.

Shimazaki wrote in utter sadness,

“I love Itano-san so much. Thus it feels so lonely, and sad.”

Shimazaki’s eyes turned red for crying.

Shimazaki attended the premiere event for the documentary film of AKB48, “DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48 NO FLOWER WITHOUT RAIN — what will girls look see after tears — ?” in Tokyo at the day.

She appeared on the stage along with other members who also participated the event after Itano Tomomi made a speech on her graduation to fans. But Shimazaki, when showed herself in public, looked down and her eyes were red. She even couldn’t walk on her own without support from members.

The relationship between Itano Tomomi and Shimazaki Haruka (ChinParu)

While Itano has been active as 1st generation AKB48 member, Shimazaki joined the group in 2009 as 9th generation.

Though seemingly Paruru, who is lovingly called Ponkotsu (incompetent) by fans, and Itano, who is known as fashion icon, are the polar opposite, earlier this year, the two revealed that they carried out their first visit in the year to a shrine, specifically Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, together.

Fans must vividly remember that the two were close to each other, too, during this year’s AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 as they performed “Kimi to Boku no Kankei” together.

Shimazaki Haruka and Itano Tomomi performing “Kimi to Boku no Kankei” at AKB48 Request Hour Setlist best 100

Because they’ve been becoming so close lately, it’s understandable the sudden graduation announcement of Itano Tomomi comes so unexpected and tough for her to accept.

During the stage greeting for the movie, although she occasionally showed smiles, her expression didn’t turn bright.

But Shimazaki concluded her Google Plus post with a positive word.

“But I gotta look forward.”

The day when this girl, who is expected as the next-generation’s Ace, inherits the feeling of Itano, her dear senior, and leads AKb48 to a greater height, may not be very far.