Maeda Atsuko to Graduate from AKB48

Posted by Dean on March 25th, 2012. Filters:

On March 25th, 2012 at AKB48’s ‘Gyoumu Renraku. Tanomu zo, Katayama-buchou!’ Saitama Super Arena Concert. Maeda Atsuko took to the stage to announce her graduation from AKB48.

Maeda Atsuko is known to many as the face of AKB48. Acchan was beat by Oshima Yuko during 2010’s ‘Senbatsu General Election’ although took the reigns of AKB48 once again during 2011’s ‘Senbatsu General Election’.

The announcement comes just shortly after Acchan’s latest photobook ‘Bukiyou’ became the best selling female photobook of all time. Acchan is definitely the most popular member of AKB48. She has been a member of AKB48 since she was just 14 years old. Although the graduation date is still unannounced, I’m not surprised by the announcement.

What’s left after taking over Japan in the worlds most successful idol group?

Just where do you go from there?

  • Jonas

    Sad news for AKB, not so sad for Acchan herself. She has a bright future in showbiz ahead of her. Not sure how big of a difference it will make though. Of course it’ll show in the number of sales, but it’s not like we’ve seen a lot of her (as part of AKB) recently.

  • Nife Eramis

    It so very sad News ,that Miss Maeda Atsuko of AKB 48, is Gone.