Kudo Haruka announced at the Morning Musume ’17 concert in Kyoto she will be graduating from the group and Hello! Project at the end of their autumn concert tour.
In a statement posted on the Hello! Project website and translated by UP-FRONT LINK she stated that she wishes to become an actress full time and that her decision to graduate comes from being unable to balance her efforts to become an actress with being an idol.
UP-FRONT PROMOTION Representative Director Nishiguchi Takeshi:
Source: UP-FRONT LINK