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[NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby erilaz » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Surprise announcement on Kouhaku Uta Gassen:

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No details of time and place yet.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/ente ... graduation
http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/1 ... from-akb48
http://www.akb48wrapup.com/2014/01/akb4 ... raduation/

I'm glad I didn't see any spoilers before I watched the local rebroadcast of Kouhaku, so I was properly gobsmacked when the announcement came. But of course we all knew that this wouldn't be too far in the future….

EDIT: Dead video link replaced.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby BerryzCelebration » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:14 pm

There goes my New Years..
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:46 am

I cried so much...
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby BerryzCelebration » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:30 pm

If you cried then,wait until the ceremony. I'll be bawling.
Aki-P,do me a favor and make a remake of Heavy Rotation. Not as a single but...like a geaduation solo XD.
Even though it wasn't her first song as a center,it is pretty special.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:45 am

Everyone keeps rumouring late february, but I'm still hoping she stays til the big summer concert and gets a proper send off. She deserves it, just like Acchan, Mariko, Tomochin and Sayaka.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby BerryzCelebration » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:57 pm

Pavlova wrote:Everyone keeps rumouring late february, but I'm still hoping she stays til the big summer concert and gets a proper send off. She deserves it, just like Acchan, Mariko, Tomochin and Sayaka.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby DSQueenie » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:12 am

They announced it at Kohaku! They didn't even do that with Acchan. In a way I'm glad, this will bring her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of being an international actress.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:01 am

From my understanding, AKB girls have a *lot* more leeway than H!P girls when it comes to how/when they announce their graduation. I don't feel as though any girl has been "pushed" to graduate by management since the mass grad in 2009, or maybe MaiMai's grad.

I think "announcing it at Kohaku" was pretty much Yuko's decision. Just like it was Mariko's decision to announce it at the election and so on so forth...

I remember in the 3rd documentary, that scene where Takamina retells how Acchan told her, right before going on stage "I'm going to announce it today"... while Takamina knew Acchan intended to graduate eventually, she had no idea her decision was taken at that point... etc.

It's really different from how it is in H!P.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby erilaz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:47 am

Yūko said that she hadn't told the other girls about her announcement beforehand, and you could see it in their surprised faces. But I got the feeling when I was watching it, even the first time, that Takamina at least did know before the announcement. Yūko might have told her right before the performance, as Acchan had done.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:45 am

Might be the case. I'm guessing we'll find out in this year's documentary if there is one... (I wonder if there will be one?)
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:45 am

June 2nd will be the special graduation performance for Yuko at the AKB Theatre.

Acchan, Mariko and Tomochin only got performances with their team + their graduations on their dome concerts.

Yuko got her last team performance + the stadium concert + this special thing.. that might be the "biggest" grad ever.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby BerryzCelebration » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:54 pm

Yuko's awesome, so I don't really mind :grin: .
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:40 pm

Me neither, I'm just a tad surprised Acchan didn't also get such a thing.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby BerryzCelebration » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:01 am

More time to prepare? I mean, her announcement was pretty close to the time she set her graduation at. Right? Or maybe Yuko's just more loved XD.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:46 am

Acchan's announcement was at Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena on March 25th, 2012. She graduated at Tokyo Dome on August 26th.That's 5 months, Yuko got 4, in terms of graduation ceremonies. But then, Acchan's lest performance at the theater was on August 27th, the next day, whereas Yuko's is a whole 2 months after her grad ceremony.

I really wish Yuko had graduated in the summer concert instead.

I guess her grad ceremony just finished?
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:48 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Today's concert, the 2nd day of the Olympic Stadium Concert and Yuko's grad ceremony, has been cancelled, because of weather.



Yuko talking to fans in a nearby park after the announcement.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:33 am

I have heard Yuko's graduation ceremony will be reported to the concert before the senbatsu sousenkyo on June 7, 2014 at Ajinomoto Stadium. I don't have a clear source on this but it has been stated the grad concert would start at 1PM and the election at 5.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:58 pm

The concert that was to be held at the Olympic Stadium on March 30th, including the graduation ceremony for Oshima Yuko, will be postponed until June 8th, and will be held at Ajinomoto Stadium.

The venue is about the same size as the Olympic Stadium.

This is great news for Yuko and the fans, but sad for the foreign fans who had traveled for her graduation ceremony.
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Re: [NEWS] Ōshima Yūko to graduate from AKB48

Postby Pavlova » Thu May 15, 2014 7:21 am

The theater graduation performance that was to be held on june 2nd will be pushed back to june 9th so that it is after the graduation ceremony as per AKB tradition
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