Rino Sashihara, as well as other members of HKT48, revealed their thoughts on the suddenly withdrawal of 5 of their fellow group members.
"Although the time we spent together was short, they trusted me and talked to me about a lot of things. Only they know their true feelings. I don't want to assume anything," she wrote on her Google+ account.
Despite the loss of so members at once, Sashihara and the rest of HKT48 will move forward. "The 5 of them are trying to move forward. For this reason, we have no time to be at a standstill," she stated.
Team H captain Chihiro Anai also expressed her thoughts on the situation. "I was surprised to be honest, but the 5 of them have their own dreams, so I will support them," she said.
"The withdrawal of 5 members will have a major impact upon HKT48," Haruka Kodama stated.
What are you thoughts on the 5 members who quit HKT48?