Hello!Project Official Website has put up the announcement notice along with the statements of both Tsunku and Tanaka Reina herself.
First of all, thank you for your continued support for Morning Musume。.
Here is an announcement about Reina Tanaka.
Reina Tanaka has been a Morning Musume。 member for 9 years and 10 months since January 2003 and she will graduate from Morning Musume。 as well as from Hello! Project after the final live of the “Morning Musume。Concert Tour 2013 Spring Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ～Tanaka Reina Special Commemoration Graduation”.
We can easily say that she is one of the top three voices in the history of Morning Musume。and she will now be part of a band.
I thought it was a good timing for her to graduate since she will now continue her activities in this band.
Now that Reina became an adult, knowing better what she wants to do, her style, I think she can use her experience from Hello! Project for the band and her solo works.
Some years ago I have discussed with her about how the things will become after her graduation, and I am sure her competitive spirit will help her become an even more cool "Reina".
Everybody, please support "Reina Tanaka" as solo and also "Reina Tanaka" as the member of the band.
2012/11/18Hello! Project's ProducerTsunku♂
Tanaka Reina’s Statement:
First thank you for your continued support.
It has been decided that, I, Reina Tanaka, will graduate from Morning Musume。、as well as from Hello! Project at the end of next spring’s tour!
I have announced my graduation today on the stage in front of the fans and I introduced as well the 3 members of the band, I will now take off to a new stage!
I have been a 6th generation member of Morning Musume。 for almost 10 years and this year the group is celebrating its 15th anniversary. I think this is a turning point, a challenge for me to try another music activity, with the start of this band.
There is around 6 months left until I will be a Morning Musume。 member, with the January Hello! Project lives in January and the next tour.
So please support the Reina Tanaka's member of Morning Musume。 which will sing in front of you and for my following activities as well!
2012/11/18Morning Musume。Reina Tanaka
Finally, members of Tanaka Reina's new band has been revealed. More members may be recruited later.
BIRTHDATE: 11 NOVEMBER 1989
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 24 JULY 1993
BIRTHDATE: 10 APRIL 1993
BLOOD TYPE: A
BIRTHPLACE: 14 JULY 1991
BLOOD TYPE: A
*Reina's band does not yet have a name. Fans can e-mail their suggestions to: email@example.com