Minami Takahashi was appointed as the general manager of the AKB48 groups, with Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Oshima and Ayaka Umeda becoming the captains of teams A, K, and B respectively. Meanwhile, Sae Miyazawa was transferred to spin-off idol group .
Sayaka Akimoto (秋元 才加 Akimoto Sayaka ... in AKB48's 2013 general election, and would be graduating from AKB48 to focus on her acting. She plans to continue in the DiVA group. Her graduation ceremony was held on August 22 at the Tokyo Dome, and.
The exhibition is scheduled to open on Aug 24, to coincide with the first day of AKB48’s three-day Tokyo Dome concert. The posters will be displayed until Maeda’s "graduation" on Aug 27.
Part of the formula of pop super group AKB48 is to graduate older girls out of the sorority while auditioning younger ones in. A big change is coming next week when 21-year-old, two time Senbatsu Election champion Atsuko Maeda leaves the group on.
According to Tokyo Hive ... the Tokyo Dome. She said that she would announce the details when it has been decided. Maeda Atsuko is a first generation member since AKB48 was formed in 2005 and has been known to her fans by her nickname 'Acchan.