On October 17th, AKB48’s Oshima Yuko was thrown a surprise birthday party for her 23rd birthday at Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo. As AKB48’s birthday song, “Namida Surprise!” played in the background, her co-stars from her fall drama “Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu” greeted her to this surprise event. This included actress Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and other staff members at this celebration. While being escorted towards the cake, Oshima commented, “I am so happy! I really didn’t expect this,” showing her shocked expression to the camera. Regarding her goals as a 23-years-old, “Since the 22-years-old me was known as AKB48’s Oshima Yuko, the 23-years-old me will possibly get closer to my dreams as an actress,” and told of her aspirations as her tears flowed down her face.
As a surprise, Oshima was first told that she had an interview session regarding her upcoming drama in a waiting room. However, when she showed up for this “interview”, a huge amount of party crackers and applause surrounded the room and announced it as her surprise birthday party. Karina and Yoshitaka handed her a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” tiara, bouquet of flowers, and a pair of sneakers as a present. Then, Oshima blew out 23 candles on a large, illustrated cake with the three main character’s face from this drama. As the broadcast date for this drama is today, this was a good start for Oshima and other drama officials.
Oshima revealed that Karina gave her a happy birthday call exactly at 12:00 am, so the first person she talked when she became 23, was Karina. Oshima also said that she didn’t receive any text from Yoshitaka yet. Then Yoshitaka said, “I promised her that I would be the first one to kiss her when she becomes 23 years old,” and gave Oshima a kiss on her cheek.