Former AKB48 member and Produce 48 contestant Takeuchi Miyu has personally announced she will be leaving Mystic Story.

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In a statement in both Korean and Japanese, she announced her departure from Mystic Story and thanked the agency for the time she spent there.

Hello, this is Takeuchi Miyu.

First, I would like to say that I am always thankful to my fans who have shown me all of their support and given me their love.

After a long discussion with my agency, we have decided to end our exclusive contract with each other. I am sorry that I have to share this sudden piece of news to all of my fans who have been giving their support to me as I conduct my Korean activities.

I will continue to work hard so I can greet you all again with a more mature image. Please continue to give me your love and support.

Thank you.

Back in Produce 48, Takeuchi Miyu was one of the front runners for getting a position within IZ*ONE, however she fell just short, placing 17th. She signed with Mystic Story in March 2019, and began her Korean promotions through Yoon Jong Shin‘s monthly song releases. She has also been releasing covers on her personal YouTube channel.