So the day all of us Morning Musume fans have feared has finally come to fruition. Michishige Sayumi, Morning Musume 14’s leader and one of the greatest idols that has ever lived, has finally graduated after one of the longest and most successful idol careers ever. After 11 long years, Sayu is finally calling it quits, wrapping up her tenure at the famous Yokohama Arena, a venue fitting for one of the best to ever do it. If you’ve read my Top #30 idol rankings, you would know that Shige is my #2 favorite idol of all time so this is gonna hurt for awhile. But Morning Musume is eternal and this is a natural part of the group, young unpolished girls coming in and amazing idols and women coming out.