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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2012, 06:51:05 PM »
Noooooo! :cry:

To be honest, I didn't see this coming at all.  She's still not all that old for an idol.  Plenty of idols go into their mid twenties.  I figured she'd still be in AKB for a few years yet given her popularity. 

Acchan might not be my number one, but she's always been the face of AKB for me and I've always loved her dearly.  She was a good part of the reason I became a fan of AKB.  I saw her in the Aitakatta PV and thought to myself 'I must find out who this girl is'.  I'm very sad to see her go but I hope that she has a bright future ahead of her.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2012, 07:25:39 PM »
I wasn't expecting this either! :cry:
If only it was april fools day ..
Not my oshimen but,
Can't even imagine her leaving, tbh i thought Mariko wuld.
Now im even more stressed than i was. :(
Guessing the 1st generation will all but leaving soon..

Sucks. But good luck Acchan i'll still be supporting you !

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2012, 07:26:25 PM »
I'm sad to see that she has decided to go, I've always thought of her as the face of AKB with Takamina being the heart. But she has been a really busy girl, and with all the other things she's doing, I guess she doesn't want to 'coast it' in AKB if she cannot give all the time that it must demand.

I can see a very bright future for her, and I wish her much success in everything she does :D

It does make that glimpse of her in the Nogizaka46 Aitakatta PV that much more poignant :'(

My favourite scene with Acchan in a PV will always be her smiling face in Namida Surprise, when her friends are presenting the cake to her...... Omedetto!

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2012, 07:28:12 PM »
I had a feeling we'd see a big name graduate sometime relatively soon. Think about it, AKB48 is 6 1/2 years old and we still have a ton of first generation members around. For an idol group, that's getting up there. For it to be Acchan herself, though, I am a bit surprised.

Personally, I don't think this is the end of AKB48. It will work itself out. They still have Yuko and some other strong personalities in the group. I do think, however, that this will hurt their general public appeal a bit simply because Acchan is the one everyone knows. That's something that can be fixed, though. Good management is key here, they have to make sure the public knows AKB48 is far from done.

I've come to really like Acchan and respect what she does, but for me this is more a big deal in that AKB48 is going to be different from the moment she leaves onward. It really does signify the end of an era.

In any case, I congratulate Acchan on her graduation. I'm glad to read that it was her decision, and not some crazy management plot like the news announced yesterday.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2012, 07:39:05 PM »
This announcement is rather sudden. Even if I'm not a big fan of Maeda's, I believe that all of her fans are very sad with all of this. I believe that Maeda's departure may eventually cause many problems, but also new opportunities for all AKB members during the Senbatsu, so I hope that something along the lines of what SomethingWild said about the Senbatsu single happens because, if Maeda stays in AKB untill election day, not only would it be clear that she would win as a thank you by her fans but it would also be tough to reorganize everything. If that's not the case, the new Senbatsu will be very interesting and unpredictable.
However, I only hope that after Maeda's departure, all of her fans keep supporting AKB like Maeda wished in her last Senbatsu.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2012, 07:44:17 PM »
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
this can't be happening!!!!!!!!!
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i mean i could understand if Mariko was graduating
but this is ACCHAN we're talking about.
and of course i will support her no matter what
but this is not a good sign for AKB
im actually in tears right now. :cry:
i just can't believe it.
i'll miss you Acchan </3

now excuse me while i just gonna go cry in a corner for the next few hours...
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2012, 08:37:14 PM »
Seeing the picture of Acchan in tears was very moving. She is taking a big step, and she must be a bit scared. She is a favorite, and she has acting skills that should keep her busy. Will always admire her for showing her vulnerability in an honest way.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2012, 08:40:25 PM »
Everybody by now probably heard Maeda Atsuko's decision to graduate...she will always be the most beautiful off all flowers in my eyes. As much as I'm crying and hurting inside, i will stand strong and support her no matter what.










Let the record reflect the records we set
Best foot forward with every step
And let’s push towards it, never regress
And let’s remember, if ever we get
Down, the places that we came from ’round
And all the good times on the bad side of town
The upside of bad, flip it upside down
Came from the bottom but we up high now
Believe, and from this view we achieved
We looked back at the rules we received
And how we broke those, dismantled and rewrote those
And the ghost still alive in the photos
Sounds of the summer, day and go wise
Cold wind blowin’ through a city on fire
Moments of the past, came here to find you
Not to relive them, just to remind you

And let the evidence show, the future’s so bright
It’s never been more, not like tonight
We walk into the glow, right into the light
The past all around us, the time of our life

Everything cherished, remembered in my heart
So you will never perish, you will never part
I tell ‘em all about you, drummin’ in the park
We put you in the ground, but I see you in the stars
Go’n, take a bow, a round of applause
The best that ever, always ready we are
Love always shines, that’s how I’ll find you
In case you forgot, I hope this reminds you

Take me to that old familiar place
Take me to memories we won’t erase
Take me to all that we had
Good and the bad

I’ll never forget you
I’ll never let you go
I’ll never forget you
I’ll always remember, I hope you know


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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2012, 08:45:18 PM »
Can't say I saw this coming, but not very surprising for her to go out now. I look forward to her in more dramas after she leaves.


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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2012, 09:51:16 PM »

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2012, 10:03:44 PM »
Oh my god, here comes the tears. Just when I thought I would stop, watching that just killed me.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2012, 10:43:35 PM »
When I saw this news this morning, I was completely shocked. I thought Maeda would at least stay for at least another year or two. Even though she's not one of my favorites, the news is still a bit depressing. But she is taking a big chance, so I give her props in making such a big decision and I am sure that she will have many opportunities in the future a head of her and she'll have the support from everyone that has been with her in AKB. I'm looking forward to see what the future will bring for Maeda Atsuko.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2012, 11:48:07 PM »
To be honest, I saw this coming.  Their summer tour was named in an effort to draw more attention to the other members; Aki-P shuffled in power members from their sister groups rather than promoting research students; there were signs everywhere that Aki-P was preparing the world for an AKB without the front members.

And Tokyo Dome.  Once she's achieved AKB48's dream, where else is there to go?

To Atsuko's first dream, becoming an actress, a field in which she was growing more successful by the day.

Yes, I saw this coming.  No, that didn't make this news any less painful to hear.

Atsuko, we'll miss you.  Thank you for sharing so many years of your life with us.  And until you've actually graduated (and after), we're all behind you, 100%.
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2012, 12:20:26 AM »
This whole situation reminds me of this song

Sakura no Shiori

    Gentle breeze of spring
    is blowing from somewhere
    On the street that we used to walk,
    the colour is starting to change

    Happiness and sadness are
    passing away with the season
    We’re starting to walk
    on a new path

    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of parting
    It brings back my friends’ expression
    when they waved their hands
    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of tears
    So those important moments
    won’t ever be forgotten...

    When I look up to the sky
    within such wideness
    I’m starting to grasp the length of
    this never ending path

    Be it sunny day or rainy day,
    tomorrow will surely come
    So with a smile,
    I’m taking one step forward

    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of future
    To make me remember
    the dream I’ve been longing for
    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of hope
    Rather than marking the end,
    this page is the starting point

    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of heart
    Where sunlight through the trees
    in our sparkling youth looked so dazzling<
    This cherry blossom petal is a
    bookmark of that day
    So each and everyone will not forget
    their dreams until it’s blooming fully



I just hope the big show at Tokyo dome don't make more girls graduate..
Acchan only, so suddenly, it was a lot for this year
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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2012, 12:59:45 AM »
acchan is not over, akb is not over. new beginnings for both. This might be on the level of starting from scratch, but I look forward to it. \o/

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2012, 01:25:17 AM »
It still hurts and I knew I was gonna start tearing up by watching the video.

Ugh it's gonna sting for awhile but it's not the end of AKB, definitely.

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Re: [News] Atsuko Maeda to graduate from AKB48
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2012, 02:12:36 AM »
News coverage continues to roll in

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