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6:33 pm - 08/23/2013

AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka holds her graduation ceremony in Tokyo Dome


AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka's graduation ceremony was held during 'AKB48 ~2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada Mada, Yaranakyaikenai Koto ga Aru~' at Tokyo Dome on the 22nd.

Aside from current AKB48 members, past members such as Ohori Megumi and Kasai Tomomi, came to celebrate this moment with Akimoto. She expressed, "I really love AKB48. The days I spent as AKB48 were very happy days."

AKB48 held a 3-day live at Tokyo Dome back in August. This time, the concert will run 4 days, from August 22 to the 25th. The girls kicked off the first day with "RIVER", which was followed by "Beginner" by Team A, "UZA" by Team K, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" by Team B, then "Flying Get" with Akimoto as center. Akimoto also excited the crowd of 42,000 people with a performance of her representative song "Uhho Uhhohoho".

After receiving a "Sayaka" call from the fans, Akimoto reappeared on stage and sang "Mushi no Ballad" solo. Then a video that compiled her history in AKB48 was projected onto the screen, and she sang the graduation song "Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aida de" with fellow 2nd generation members, including Oshima Yuko, Umeda Ayaka, and Miyazawa Sae.

Akimoto entered AKB48 in 2006 as the group's 2nd generation member. She was the captain for Team K and was also part of the sub-unit DiVA. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in acting.


islandgurl84 23rd-Aug-2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
Gambarimasu on your acting career. Love you bb, you're so beautiful!
blackdevil2722 23rd-Aug-2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've met Sayaka on 3 occasions and her spirit makes me admire her so so much. I literally cried watching footage of her graduation (and also watching Yuko cry breaks my heart too). I love that her graduation was at the TOKYO DOME tho, because she certainly doesn't deserve anything less than that wave of green lightsticks and the Sayaka chant.

I'm going to miss Sayaka so much. And then soon comes Tomochin. I'm losing my favourite captain and Kami-Oshi all within a week :(
kaname_vk 23rd-Aug-2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
It's like they're all saying, "Abandon ship!"
ueda_no_koi 23rd-Aug-2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
My oshi~ TT____TT
Wishing her the best of luck from here on. So looking forward to her future acting projects~
nyankee 23rd-Aug-2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
I read the headline and I was already tearing up, ugh.

I'm gonna miss her so much. I hope she's in lots of popular projects so I get to see her more than I think I will ...
bamboobranch 23rd-Aug-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
I want to hear "Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aida de" so much ;A;
Release it somewhere soon please T^T
gambareletsgo 23rd-Aug-2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm okay with her moving on because she was gettting shafted.
Love Flying Get SAYAKA center ♥
That performance of Blue Rose looks HOT! Dem abs!

(Also wow, Yuka's shining with that new hair.)
hina 23rd-Aug-2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so fucking glad she got a graduation song in the end. ;-;
This was a fitting day for Sayaka, and I'm glad she got a great graduation concert. Can't wait for the DVD!

And now she apparently has an upcoming stage play and movie! <3
tsukikei 23rd-Aug-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
I want to see this so much! So glad she got to finish on such an epic note. And a graduation song. She deserves it all. ♥
xkenbe 24th-Aug-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Good luck Sayaka! I'll miss you.
I don't cry for these things but I'm starting to tear up.
synthesizia 24th-Aug-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
I hope this is a start to a wonderful and successful acting career. Cheers to you, Sayaka! The sexiest, most charming #1 girl in Japan. <3
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