Archives for : Maeda Atsuko

“Initiation Love” to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd


The Blu-ray release of “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota, Maeda Atsuko and Tsutsumi Yukihiko will be released on December 2nd.

The Blu-ray and DVD release will come with an “Initiation Love x Zip!” short movie, making of, stage greeting, interview collection and more.

41st Sosenkyou Memorable Moments – Maeda Atsuko surprise visit to Takamina

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For longtime AKB48 fans, the bond between Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko has always been strong.  And at the end of Takamina’s speech, she received a surprise visit from former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko.

Maeda Atsuko to star in live version of “Dokonjo Gaeru”


Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the live action drama adaptation of “Dokonjo Gaeru” which will air on NTV, Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. starting in July.

“Dokonjo Gaeru” was first serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” back in 1970.

The official website is here.

Movies in Japan: “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota and Maeda Atsuko


Currently in theaters is the romantic love story “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota, Maeda Atsuko and Kimura Fumino.

Based on the novel of the same title by Inui Kurumi, the setting for “Initiation Love” is in the 1980’s in which Takkun (portrayed by Matsuda) is a university student living in Shizuoka, who begins dating Mayu (portrayed by Maeda Atsuko), who works as a dental hygienist.

Takkun finds a job in Tokyo but still tries to maintain his long distance relationship with Mayu but life for Takkun isn’t easy when he meets Ishimaru Miyako (portrayed by Kimura Fumino).

The movie version features a special ending written by Inui, so if you enjoyed the novel, make sure you to check out the movie!

Trailer for “Sayonara Kabukicho” starring Maeda Atsuko uploaded to YouTube


Maeda Atsuko’s upcoming film “Sayonara Kabukicho” has received a lot of attention and the trailer for the film has been uploaded on YouTube

Maeda Atsuko to do the voice of Maneki-neko in the live adaptation of the manga series, “Kamisama no Iutoori”



Maeda Atsuko (Acchan) will be doing the voice of Maneki-neko in the live film adaptation of the popular manga series “Kamisama no Iutoori”.

The film will be directed by Takashi Miike.

An emotional return for Acchan


An emotional return for Acchan who performed at Zepp Tokyo on Thursday night for her first live for “SEVENTH CHORD”. She was very emotional as she reunited with 2,700 of her fans who came to watch her perform. Acchan started to cry during her performance of “Migikata”.