August 10, 2012
It was revealed that Maeda Atsuko’s last appearance on TV Asahi’s music program MUSIC STATION as a AKB48 member will be on August 17th. On this broadcast, AKB48 will perform a special medley to commemorate Maeda’s graduation.
Maeda first appeared on the program as a part of AKB48 on June 9th 2006 when she was 14 years old before the group made their major debut, and they performed their indie single “Skirt, Hirari“. After that Maeda made appearances on MUSIC STATION for a total of 21 times as a AKB48 member, and twice as solo. Maeda looked back on her memories on the program, and said, “The most impressive memory is when I fell down during the performance at super live on December 24th, 2010. I was laughing, like ‘Oops!’”
After the 3-day concert at the Tokyo Dome, and the last stage at the AKB48 theater on the 27th, Maeda will be graduating from the group. She revealed her thoughts, saying, “Since Tokyo Dome concert was the goal for people who created AKB48, I always wanted to meet expectations, but I honestly did not think we would be able to. If I graduated from the group without being on the stage on Tokyo Dome, I would have regretted it.”
It will definitely be the must-watch episode for Maeda’s fans.
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