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Atsuko Maeda

Maeda Atsuko (前田 敦子) was born on July 10, 1991 in Chiba, Japan. She is former member of AKB48, the most popular member and the ace of AKB48. She was the center for the most AKB48 singles with 22 center out of 27 singles that she participated in. Maeda Atsuko won the first place on AKB48 general election in 2009 and 2011. On March 25, 2012 she announced her graduation because she wants to chase her dream as actress and singer.

Career

On December 8, 2005 Maeda Atsuko joins AKB48 first group, and becomes a member of Team A. she won the AKB48 first general election in 2009 and becomes the center for AKB48 13th single called “Iiwake Maybe”. Then in 2010 Maeda Atsuko placed 2nd at AKB48 general election, she also participated in AKB48 Rock-Paper-Scissor tournament but only placed 15th. But then she won the AKB48 third general election in 2011 and becomes the center for “Flying Get”. On March 25, 2012 Maeda Atsuko announced her graduation during the AKB48 concert at Saitama Super Arena, and her graduation concert was held in Tokyo Dome on August 27.

On June 22, 2011 Maeda Atsuko released her solo debut single called “Flower”,  and then on June 20, 2012 she released her second single called “Kimi Wa Boku Da”. Her third single called “Time Machine Nante Iranai” was released on September 18, 2013 and the song becomes theme song for the live-action adaptaion “Yamada and The Seven Witches”. Maeda Atsuko forth single “Seventh Code” was released on March 5, 2014 also becomes a theme song for the movie with the same title “Seventh Code”, and she also starred in this movie. Maeda Atsuko first album released on June 22, 2016, the title of this album is “Selfish”.

Maeda Atsuko acting debut started in 2007 where she played as supporting role in “Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata”. In 2011 she starred “Moshidora”, in 2012 she appeared in “Kueki Ressha”, and in 2013 appeared in a horror movie called “The Compex”. Maeda Atsuko also starred in “Tamako in Moratorium” in 2013 and “Seventh Code” in January 2014. She starred in “Dokonjou Kaeru” in 2015 and “Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki” in April 20, 2016. And then Maeda Atsuko starred a horror drama called “Honto Ni Atta Kowai Hanashi” that was aired in Fuji TV on August 2016.

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