IZ*ONE is currently in Japan after appearing at the FNS Music Festival, and while there they were able to spend time with some AKB48 members. After Wonyoung and Miru posed together on Instagram, Sakura was pictured with her fellow HKT48 member Mirashige Anna on Anna’s Twitter.
— 村重杏奈 (@HKT48anna072948) July 29, 2019
The girls reunited for Anna’s birthday, and the fact that Sakura was able to attend definitely made the celebration all the more special for Anna and HKT48 fans; comments about Saku-chan flooded the replies for the tweet.
久しぶり😭😭😭 HKTの家族 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QE2V73Xw3R
— Krey 小樱花は宮脇咲良が (@kkurayeon_ss) July 29, 2019
Fans of HKT48 know that Sakura and Anna were close – so close that Anna quite literally did not want to let Sakura go to Produce 48. They’ve even been dubbed the Annakura couple by fans.
In addition to her IZ*ONE sisters, Sakura still maintains a strong relationship with her HKT48 members & is developing and international family of love and support.