Oshima Yuko’s last stage on Music Station

22 Mar

In today’s 3-hour special on Music Station, Oshima Yuko performed on stage for the last time. As per previous graduation stages, she sang a medley of songs which she had centered for (“Mae Shika Mukanee” and “Heavy Rotation”), as well as a solo song “Ima Made no Melody” which was specially written for her by Akimoto sensei.

In the solo song, Yuko basically reflects on the journey with her members and concludes that she has done everything under AKB48, with no further regrets. Her last performance stays true to her personality, full of energy and positivity.

Now if you’re asking whether Yuko will continue singing (either as a solo artiste or as part of Not Yet), i can tell you the answer’s a NO, cause she addressed the question in the interview segment.

“I won’t be singing or doing a solo debut. Compared to expressing myself through singing, i want to express myself through acting. I have already done alot of singing through AKB.”

She also talked about when she first thought about graduating.

“When i was 19. I filmed alot of music videos in AKB and found it interesting. So i thought about furthering myself in acting then.”

The MC then commented that she’d have alot of time after she graduates, so Yuko asked the MC what she should learn/experience. The MC said he’d be very free too(as one of the regular programme he hosts is getting cancelled) so Yuko invited him to do something together.

For starters, Yuko revealed that she’d be interested in picking up Japanese traditional dancing/sparring, which would help her in action scenes later. She wants to do something which makes use of the body.

At the end of the show, Fukuyama Masaharu congratulated her and said “Can i call you the phoenix of AKB?”, making everyone laugh. Yuko is well-loved by everyone!

Yuko’s official last day as a member of AKB48 will be on 2nd June, which is the day when a special performance will be held in Akiharaba’s AKB Theater. Till then, she’ll continue to attend handshake events. Her graduation ceremony will be held end of March during the group’s concert in the National Olympic Stadium.

9 Responses to “Oshima Yuko’s last stage on Music Station”

  1. Anonymous March 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    well her dream is to become a famous Japanese actress, and being part of an idol sub unit would help with that. I wonder if Not Yet is going to be disbanded or they are keep it with just three girls

    • allthingsjpop March 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      Hmm I think the chances of it continuing is quite high, since they didn’t say anything about the next album becoming their last album.

  2. anon March 23, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Hey Yuna, I know this is old news but I read that Acchan and her kabuki bf to break up, I wonder is that really true? I remember you wrote some news about her relationship and I wonder why you never write this one… ^^; I don’t mean to be rude, just curious!

    • allthingsjpop March 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      Hello, I read about their breakup rumors but it wasn’t reported in Japanese news sites so I’m not convinced yet. My sources were from Chinese sites and 2ch, and these are not exactly the most credible places.

      Maybe u can share ur source with me?

      • anon March 24, 2014 at 3:52 am #

        I read that on majide2ch. It looks like the source came from a variety show called akko ni omakase. I tried to find the vid but got no result. All I found, mostly came from 2ch.
        Maybe it’s just a rumour, I guess…^^;

      • allthingsjpop March 25, 2014 at 4:35 am #

        I did some research on this variety show. On 5th Jan, there was a special corner to predict the relationship status for showbiz couples in 2014. Acchan and Onoe were predicted to breakup because Onoe is a player. There were other couples mentioned as well, like Takei Emi and Sato Takeru who are predicted to get together, but basically it’s just a gossip program.

        To shed some light, after their relationship was exposed, there has been no updates cos both always keep quiet when asked about it by the media. With no paparazzi shots, it really makes one wonder if they are really dating? But u know there’s also the case of Takahashi Ai keeping quiet about her dating life until she was about to get married.

  3. anon March 23, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Yuko’s grad song is really beautiful btw 😉

  4. anon March 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Yeah, but even in Ai-chan’s case, paparazzi managed to take some shot of them together in the car before they finally admitted it.
    I hope Acchan marries a better man if Onoe is really as bad as people mentioned ^^;
    I read about SatoTakei’s rumor too but yeah, probably just a gossip.
    Anyway, thank you for the information, Yuna!


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