Atsuko Maeda graduates from AKB48 on August 27th. On August 17th, the idol performed for the last time as an AKB48 member on the latest episode of "Music Station".
In commemoration of her final performance, AKB48 held a special stage on the show, performing a medley of hits that included "Flying Get", "Ponytail to Shu Shu" and "Yume no Kawa", Maeda's special graduation song on their 27th single "Gingham Check".
"I'm AKB48's Maeda Atsuko. This performance will be the last time I will introduce myself as a member of AKB48 on Music Station. I still remember the promise I made with the rest of the members to work hard so that we could come on the program often," she stated before performing.
Emotions were running high while performing "Yume no Kawa" as Maeda can be seen crying as she put on her final AKB48 performance. After a commercial break, emcee Tamori presented the singer with a bouquet of flowers, causing her to break down into tears once again.
Maeda first appeared on "Music Station" on June 9th, 2006, performing
"Skirt, Hirari". She has since made 22 more appearances on the show with AKB48 as well as 2 more as a solo artists.
Check out the special performance below:
|Real name||Atsuko Maeda|
|Birthday||10 July, 1991|
|Main occupation||singer/actress (active)|
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