Former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko is shutting down her blog on October 15th.
Oshima posted her message to everyone of how she wanted to look forward to new memories.
Yuko started her Ameba blog back in Sept. 2009.
With the graduation of Oshima Yuko from AKB48, it would also become the end of the AKB48 sub-unit Not Yet which featured members Oshima, Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie and Yokoyama Yui. With the final concert and album released earlier this spring, the first and only live concert performance by Not Yet will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 15th. The Blu-ray will included a making of featurette plus audio commentary.
With less than three months until Oshima Yuko graduates from AKB48 (June 2nd is her graduation day), Oshima held a “Oshima Yuko Kansha-sai” event for her fans.
The museum showcases sneakers from Oshima’s private collection, her dresses that she wore in her music videos and other items covering her years as a member of AKB48.
Oshima also performed live for her fans and told everyone that she has no regrets of graduating from AKB48.
NMB48’s Sayaka “Sayanee” Yamamoto (20) said that she was surprised by the announcement but she was able to grow thanks to Yuko, who was like a sister to her and wants to be a significant presence to fill in for the spot when Yuko leaves.
I feel when it comes to the high intensity choreography and good presence with other members, Sayanee and Jurina are it!
Sayanee really has the Yuko ethic when it comes to dedication and SKE48’s Jurina Matsui showed in UZA that she could be at Yuko’s level when Mayuyu wasn’t able to learn the high-level choreography in time.
But both are like a sponge when it comes to learning choreography quickly, very popular in their own groups and will definitely need to step up in 2014 when Yuko leaves. They pretty much been raised by mgmt. to be the next generation when the OG members are gone. So, I think 2014 those two and a few others will be given the opportunity to shine.