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The Life and Career of Misa Eto Member of Girl Group Nogizaka46

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A First Look at Misa Eto

From the photo set "Natalie Nogizaka46 The Summer of Free & Easy."

From the photo set "Natalie Nogizaka46 The Summer of Free & Easy."

From the photo set "Natalie Valetta Gravure Series."

From the photo set "Natalie Valetta Gravure Series."

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Misa Eto Another Japanese Idol Singer With an Intention to Depart

Misa Eto is a member of the girl group Nogizaka46 that has just announced her intention to graduate from the group. But since Nogizaka46 has not gotten as much exposure in Western countries, here is your opportunity to get an introduction to Nogizaka46 and Misa Eto. Who is Misa Eto?

Interesting Facts About Misa Eto

  • Her audition song was called Every Little Thing.
  • Before her debut, Eto worked as a gravure idol and she released one photo book.
  • She is a winner of Miss Magazine 2011. This is a gravure idol contest from Weekly Shounen Magazine.
  • She is a former leader of the idol group called CHIMO.
  • She is known to have an “older sister” kind of image because she is known to enjoy drinking.
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Misa Eto & the Group Chimo

It would not be enough if we did not discuss the time that Misa Eto spent in the group called CHIMO since she used to lead that group. What is this group and why is it significant? CHIMO is a local idol group based exclusively in Oita Prefecture. It has an affiliation with Beat Talent Agency. The group has roots dating back to 2007 as it was named “CHIME” and designed for students. Originally the group’s name was spelled CHIMO in capital letters but after the organization was reorganized, the group’s name became Chimo.

A Look at "Misa Eto" in Photos

Misa Eto From BUBKA Magazine

From BUBKA Magazine #11.

From BUBKA Magazine #11.

From BUBKA Magazine June 2016.

From BUBKA Magazine June 2016.

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Misa Eto & Why She Wants to Graduate From Nogizaka46

So why is Misa Eto intending to graduate? She revealed that she had been thinking about this moment for a year and she said that once she leaves she will look back and think about how lucky she was to work in what she calls a “favorable environment.” Eto said that she felt that it was time for her to look forward and do her best as herself. Does this mean she will work as a solo singer? Time will tell. Eto will officially end her work with Nogizaka46 after a handshake event on March 31, 2019 in Osaka. In addition to this, she will have a solo concert and this will take place in Tokyo. Eto took the time to reflect on the fact that she will have a solo concert as she revealed that she always wanted to have the opportunity to sing LIVE solo but she never thought that this would be announced at the time of her graduation. She says that this moment is unbelievable but she is very happy.

Misa Eto & Nogizaka46 Perform the Song "Heavy Rotation"

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