It has been revealed that AKB48′s former member Maeda Atasuko to make appearance at AKB48′s concert held at Sapporo Dome on July 31st.
This was announced during the hand shake event held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba on June 15th, it surprised the fans in the venue and received loud applause.
After Acchan graduated at AKB48 theater (Akihabara, Tokyo) on August 27, 2012, it is her first time to appear on concert of AKB48.
During the event, the trailer for “AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour – Mada Mada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru -” was projected on the screen. After that, the word “Eien no Nakama Tachi (= forever friends)” was flashed on the screen. Then, it was also announced the graduation ceremony for Shinoda Mariko will be held at FUKUOKA YAFUOKU! DOME on July 21, and for Akimoto Sayaka will be held at Tokyo Dome on August 22, for Itano Tomomi will be held at Tokyo Dome on August 25.
Furthermore, there was an additional narration, “There is another eternal friend of us, we also want to perform with her on the same stage again.”
Then, “Maeda Atsuko will appear at Sapporo Dome on July 31″ was announced.
She participated in a video at live events after graduation, and also appeared at the venue of General Election, but to appear on AKB48′s concert is the first time.
It was also revealed that a new unit will be unveiled in the concert.
The trailer was concluded that “This summer, PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE will be all together in 5 Dome.” This summer will be hottest for fans.