She came 9th place in the member elections for the single “Iiwake Maybe”and was made captain of Team B on August 23, 2009. Her first solo photobook was released on September 20, 2009.  In 2010, She was made a member of three-piece AKB48 sub-group.
The first Senbatsu Sousenkyo started in 2009 for AKB48’s 13th single in which longtime ace and center Maeda Atsuko won with 4,630 votes for the single Iiwake Maybe. For the following Senbatsu Sousenkyo, Oshima Yuko won the center position for Heavy.
One way it's possible though, is to multiply. AKB48 has, indeed, 48 teenage idol singers on hand, and they all sing here. Iiwake Maybe is a basic single set, with the title track providing an overly simplistic bit of singing over a generic but high-energy.
Only back in February of 2015, we reported that idol supergroup AKB48 had sold over 30 million singles with the release of their 25th consecutive chart topping single “Kibouteki Refrain”. This huge feat had Oricon recognizing AKB48 as the first female.
For last year’s 14th All-Japan Ora-Zaku Contest, a team from the Real Robot Modelers collective recreated the all-female idol group AKB48’s “Iiwake Maybe” CD single cover — with Gundams. The team customized each Gundam to match each AKB48 member.
And being near to them makes it all the more charming. Personally, i think that idols typically show their glittery sides, but AKB48 defies tradition. If only everyone can see it too. “IIwake Maybe” – it was the single which made it to No.1 on Oricon.
AKB48 in Tokyo Dome ~1830m no Yume~ (AKB48 in Tokyo Dome～1830mの夢～) DVD and Blu-ray will be released on December 19. DVD and blu-ray box sets include all 3-day performances in 6 discs. They also contain an extra disc featuring making-of and bonus.
AKB48 HKT48 SKE48 First Rabbit @ TOKYO DOME YouTube - Duration: 6:58. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HuOD78t4TA Iiwake Maybe - ( AKB48 SKE48 NMB48 HKT48 ) U-15 … Video embedded · First Rabbit - ( AKB48 SKE48 NMB48 HKT48 ) U-15 [2 ... Mix - Iiwake.
Personally, since Iiwake Maybe is the last single I bought in Japan right after the release, and I kind of felt synchronized with them at this period as I was then leaving Japan starting new life, which I’d long been dreamed of, while AKB48 was.
Even being promoted as an "AKB never seen before." River was also the first AKB48 single to rank #1 in the Oricon Weekly Charts. Iiwake Maybe talks about the feeling of slowly falling in love with someone. Saying that maybe they like you and then saying.