It was recently announced that Passpo member Sakuma Kaho will be graduating from the group after the December 30th performance at Zepp Tokyo. Kaho is graduating the group because of a back injury she sustained this past summer that makes it difficult for her to dance.
I am incredibly sad that Mushu is graduating. Passpo has steadily become one of my favrite idol groups and I honestly didn’t expect anyone to leave already. Especially since they’ve just gone major. It’s also really sad because Kaho is one of my favorite members. It is hard to find that much information on Passpo in English but Kaho is one of the first girls that caught my eye. I was always drawn to her because of her unique look and because of that I think she’s one of the prettiest members. Hopefully Mushu can continue in the entertainment industry as a model, that seems to be one of her passions. It’s really bittersweet to see her go. I don’t want her to leave, but at the same time if she’s injured I just want her to be well. And she doesn’t want to be a struggling member going on in a half-assed rate. At least she got to release 2 albums, a slew of singles, and co-star in a movie. And I am happy that I got to watch her in Passpo’s live stream at Japan Expo. It wasn’t actually seeing her live, but it’s as close as I’ll ever get.