NMB48 2nd gen kenkyuusei member Rena Shimada has been caught talking about her relationship with her boyfriend complete with a purikura photo of them together on her blog by some fans. The incriminating entry from September 2010 has forced NMB48 management to issue a statement. The statement reads that Rena has admitted that she wrote the blog entry and she wants to continue to work hard towards becoming a proper NMB48 member. Basically she’s being let off by the management. Perhaps the relationship with her boyfriend is over anyway and the blog entry was made before NMB48 even debuted. I’m sure if the blog entry was done recently she’d be out of the group instantly you’d imagine. It would be wrong to sack the girl for something that happened in the past but of course if NMB48 management find out that she’s still with the same guy then the situation could change and she could be out of the janken tournament in September as she was one of the 5 NMB48 members that won in the prelim rounds. Everybody remembers how AKB48 member Ayaka Kikuchi was fired for being caught with having a boyfriend even though she’s back now. Somehow I have a feeling that this situation isn’t quite over yet.