AKB48: Maeda Atsuko graduates!!!!


Tokyo Dome Concert date has been announced. It will be on August 24 – 26. Since Acchan is set to graduate a day after the Tokyo Dome Concert. Her official Graduation day will be on 2012 August 27. Damnit I was really hoping that the Tokyo Dome concert be held next year. Oh well. Source: Tokyohive

Possibly the biggest announcement made at the end of a concert. Yesterday it was announced that SKE48’s Matsui Jurina and NMB48’s Watanabe Miyuki will transfer to AKB48’s Team K and Team B respectively. It was a major news and was kind of odd since they usually announce big news like this on the last day of the concert. So fans has been speculating a bigger announcement for the last day of the concert. at around 7pm Philippines time, it was announced that Maeda Atsuko, AKB48’s center and original team A member will graduate this year. The reason is that since they are going to finally perform at the Tokyo Dome this year which was one of her lifelong dreams, she decided to quit in order to focus on her other dreams, which I presume is acting. This was really a sad news for me as Maeda is one of my favorite and one that I am accustomed to see in every single. My first oshimen is Maeda Atsuko as with most new AKB48 fans.

The question now is who will be the next center of AKB48? I think the natural answer is the holder of the number 2 spot Oshima Yuko. But I honestly don’t think that will be a given. I honestly think it will be the pachinko empress taking her spot. I don’t believe it is just a coincidence that Aki-p decided to transfer Jurina one day before Maeda decides to call it quits. I also think her leaving has something to do with the pachinko empress arrival as I think she fears another stressful Oogoe diamond saga. In case you do not know about the Oogoe diamond issue, it was the single where Aki-p pulled a girl out of nowhere declaring her as a once in a decade talent and placed her as the face for that single shafting Acchan aside. She was also the first AKB48 member to be featured alone in the single cover. Anyway, they also announced that the election will now get the top 64 they will now be placed into four groups presumably for four songs with 16 members per song. Now where do all those Acchan votes go? I think Acchan’s departure will benefit Tomochin, as they are both pioneer AKB48 member. I think the most important question is how will AKB48 fare in the absence of Acchan. You can click here for Tokyohive’s article about Maeda Atsuko’s departure. Without any exaggeration, this event will be the toughest challenge to date for the group. If they can somehow maintain their popularity then they have assured their continued dominance for at least a decade more.

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One Response to AKB48: Maeda Atsuko graduates!!!!

  1. xlambs says:

    grats atchan! mayuyu is so popular i wouldn’t be surprised to see her at the ace position soon.

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