March 20th, 2014
Sorry I’ve been somewhat preoccupied lately keeping me from my bloggy-time (-∀-`) but I wanted to catch up a bit on Yuko’s going’s-on through her blog as Yuko’s graduation is right upon us as AKB48’s concerts at Tokyo National Olympic Stadium are scheduled for this Friday (today in Japan!) and Saturday. And yet, Yuko announced via her blog that her final theater performance will prolong the finality of her departure as it’s now scheduled for June 2nd making that quite a long ways to go yet :D. And I can’t even fathom how hot those tickets will be and how difficult to come by they’ll prove and in particular with that announcement just coming earlier this week!!! Yuko was also quite reflective on this day as her message to fans asked how they approved of her tenure of being Team K captain, if her love had been properly felt by her fans and what fans may have experienced/ learned through these past years from herself and how much she’s learned from fans mutually in their time together with AKB48.
March 22nd, 2014 01:20:17
As has been a tradition of countless artists over the years, their final performance on the iconic Music Station stage always proves to be one of the most momentous and on this day Yuko took to the MS stage bidding it farewell as her graduation draws ever nearer. As Yuko notes, of course her signature song “Heavy Rotation” was this night’s number of choice it being one of three songs on the mini set-list. Yuko reflects on her time on the show and in particular her meetings with all of the staff there whom she thanks plus the legendary and also always shaded host Tamori-san whom presented her with a bouquet of flowers on this night! Yuko also notes the groups’ new outfits made especially for her final Music Station appearance with AKB48.
March 22nd, 2014 19:45:51
And here Yuko shows an AKB48 newspaper article featuring her graduation from the group as she notes how so much of her eight year history with the group is filled with memories and stories which are known only to the staff as much of that is shared here.
March 22nd, 2014 23:36:59
Yuko’s feeling the springtime as she sports a Burberry coat with a most cute bottom! And with the following day comes Yuko’s “Oshima Yuko kansha-sai” event as she bids her fans to attend.
March 23rd, 2014
And on this day Yuko’s Thanksgiving occurred (you gotta love her concept in giving back to fans all of the love they’ve bestowed upon her over the years with this event!) where she performed a mini set of four songs which she performed solo with the company of a live band. Yuko says how she sang openly giving it her all for fans and notes the sweet coziness felt during this event which was most mutually felt by both fans and herself. In the final pic Yuko shares how her museum has expanded as it now includes in surplus of a 100 of her personal belongings and costumes from her time with AKB48.
March 24th, 2014
On this Monday Yuko shares a few off-shots from her latest magazine photo shoot which will appear in Friday which was set to release the very next day…and I do believe that she is also the issue’s covergirl too! And she also notes a bit of playfulness noting her wedding dress theme here leaving quite an open ended thought :D.
March 27th, 2014
And with just two days until her graduation concert(s) Yuko notes how her rehearsals for her concert finale has sort of snuck up on her with a feeling of realization of what’s about to occur as you can clearly feel those emotions in her text here! And before bidding good-night she shares a few more off-shots from her just published Friday issue!