Sunday, March 25, 2012
Maeda Atsuko To Graduate From AKB48
On the final night of the Saitama Super Arena concert series, Maeda Atsuko announced that she has decided to graduate from AKB48 to pursue other dreams.
Maeda was extremely tearful as she explained her reasons to a shocked crowd and upset group members.
Maeda- “I took the audition to enter AKB48 when I was 14 years old, which was a big decision in my life. Now, please let me make my second big decision. I am graduating from AKB48.”
Maeda went on to say that she will announce when the exact date will be, leaving many to speculate that it will be at the Tokyo Dome, a venue that is well known to be a dream of Maeda to perform in.
[If you notice a number of members had no idea of this]