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Maeda Atsuko, 2015
|Birthdate||July 10, 1991|
|Birthplace||Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan|
|B-W-H||76 - 60 - 83cm|
|Occupation||Singer, Idol, Actress|
(11 years; 6 in AKB48)
|Generation||1st Generation AKB48|
|Associated Acts||AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, Nogizaka46, SNH48, JKT48, SDN48|
|Blog||Atsuko Maeda Official Website|
|Graduated||August 27, 2012|
- "If the concept of AKB48 had to be summed up into one girl, it would be Maeda Atsuko."
Maeda Atsuko was a member of AKB48's Team A. She had consistently been at the forefront of the group, which earned her the title "The Face of AKB48". In both the 2009 Senbatsu Election and 2011 Senbatsu Election, she was voted number one. She graduated in August 2012 to pursue a career as a solo singer and actress.
AKB48's 12th single, "Namida Surprise!", included voting tickets for the 2009 AKB48 Senbatsu Election. Maeda won with 4,630 votes, becoming the center for AKB48's 13th single "Iiwake Maybe". However, in the next election Maeda lost to Oshima Yuko, and the latter became the frontgirl for "Heavy Rotation". In 2011, the third AKB48 Senbatsu Election was held. During the early results, Oshima was in first place. However, in the final results Maeda won, with over 17,000 more votes than Oshima.
On March 25 2012 during an AKB48 Concert at the Saitama Super Arena, Maeda announced that she would graduate. She graduated from AKB48 on August 27, 2012 in the AKB48 Theater. In June 2013, it was announced that Maeda will be appearing in AKB48's 5 Dome Tour, on July 31st, at Sapporo Dome. She also performed at AKB48's 2015 Request Hour.
On April 23 2011, it was announced by Maeda herself at AKB48's handshake event in Nagoya Dome that she would make her solo debut. Her debut single, "Flower", was released on June 22 2011. She has had three more singles, with the most recent released in early 2014.
In 2007, Maeda played the sub-leading role in the film Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata, which was her first performance as an actress. She starred in the 2011 film Moshidora and appeared in Nobuhiro Yamashita's 2012 film Kueki Ressha. She also starred in Hideo Nakata's 2013 horror film The Complex.
- [2011.06.22] Flower
- [2012.06.20] Kimi wa Boku da
- [2013.09.18] Time Machine Nante Iranai
- [2014.03.05] Seventh Chord
- [2016.06.22] Selfish
DVDs / Bluray
- Sakura no Hanabiratachi
- Skirt, Hirari
- Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
- Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou
- Boku no Taiyou
- Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?
- Romance, Irane
- Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008
- Baby! Baby! Baby!
- Oogoe Diamond
- 10nen Zakura
- Namida Surprise!
- Iiwake Maybe
- Sakura no Shiori
- Ponytail to Shushu
- Heavy Rotation
- Chance no Junban
- Sakura no Ki ni Narou
- Everyday, Katyusha
- Flying Get
- Kaze wa Fuiteiru
- GIVE ME FIVE!
- Manatsu no Sounds Good!
- Gingham Check (guest appearance in 1st PV)
- Kimi wa Melody
- Dear my teacher (Sakura no Hanabiratachi)
- Aozora no Soba ni Ite (Skirt, Hirari)
- Dakedo... (Aitakatta)
- Virgin love (Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru)
- Namida Uri no Shoujo (Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou)
- Only Today (BINGO!)
- Mirai no Kajitsu (Boku no Taiyou)
- Viva! Hurricane (Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?)
- Ai no Moufu (Romance, Irane)
- Saigo no Seifuku (Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008)
- Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai (Baby! Baby! Baby!)
- 109 (Marukyuu) (Oogoe Diamond)
- Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de (10nen Zakura)
- Majisuka Rock'n'Roll (Sakura no Shiori)
- Majijo Teppen Blues (Ponytail to Shushu)
- Yasai Sisters (Heavy Rotation)
- Lucky Seven (Heavy Rotation)
- Kimi ni Tsuite (Beginner)
- Yoyaku Shita Christmas (Chance no Junban)
- Kurumi to Dialogue (Chance no Junban)
- Kiss Made 100 Mile (Sakura no Ki ni Narou)
- Korekara Wonderland (Everyday, Katyusha)
- Yankee Soul (Everyday, Katyusha)
- Ice no Kuchizuke (Flying Get)
- Yasai Uranai (Flying Get)
- Seishun to Kizukanai Mama (Flying Get)
- Noel no Yoru (Ue Kara Mariko)
- Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai (Ue Kara Mariko)
- Sweet & Bitter (GIVE ME FIVE!)
- Choudai, Darling! (Manatsu no Sounds Good!)
- Yume no Kawa (Gingham Check)
- Team A 1st Stage
- Skirt, Hirari
- Hoshi no Ondo (2nd Unit)
- Team A 2nd Stage
- Nageki no Figure
- Nagisa no CHERRY
- Senaka Kara Dakishimete
- Rio no Kakumei
- Team A 3rd Stage
- Nage Kiss de Uchi Otose!
- Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
- Team A 4th Stage
- 7ji 12fun no Hatsukoi
- Himawarigumi 1st Stage
- Idol Nante Yobanaide
- Himawarigumi 2nd Stage
- Hajimete no Jelly Beans
- Team A 5th Stage
- Kuroi Tenshi
- Team A 6th Stage
- Ude wo Kunde
- Team Surprise 1st Stage
- Omoidasu Tabi ni Tsuraku Naru
Concert Shuffle Units
Maeda Atsuko Namida no Sotsugyo Sengen! in Saitama Super Arena ~Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho!~
- Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata (あしたの私のつくり方) (2007)
- Densen Uta (伝染歌) (2007)
- Nasu Shounenki (那須少年記) (2008)
- DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued "10 Nengo, Shoujo Tachi wa Ima no Jibun ni Nani o Omou Nodarou?" (2011)
- Moshidora (もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら) (2011)
- DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru (2012)
- Kueki Ressha (2012)
- DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain Shoujo Tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru? (2013)
- 1905 (2013) (Production cancelled February 2013)
- Kuroyuri Danchi (The Complex) (2013)
- Tamako in Moratorium (2013)
- Pikachu and Eevee Friends - Narrator (2013)
- Swan no Baka! (スワンの馬鹿!, 2007)
- Shiori to Shimiko no Kaiki Jikenbo (栞と紙魚子の怪奇事件簿, 2008)
- Taiyou to Umi no Kyoushitsu (太陽と海の教室, 2008)
- Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園, 2010)
- Ryomaden (2010)
- Q10 (2010)
- Sakura Kara no Tegami~AKB48 Sorezore no Sotsugyou Monogatari~ (2011)
- Hanazakari no Kimitachi e 2011 (2011)
- Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2, 2011)
- Saiko no Jinsei (2012)
- Kasuka na Kanojo (2013)
- Asaki Yumemishi ~Yaoya Oshichi Ibun (2013)
- AKBINGO! (2008-2012)
- Shukan AKB (2009-2012)
- AKB48 Nemōsu TV (2008-2012)
- Gachi Gase (2012)
- 2011: Voce Beauty Awards 2011 Best Cosmetics Grand Prix - The Best Beauty of the Year
- 2012: 35th Japan Academy Awards - Popularity Award - Actor/Actress for "Moshidora"
- 2012: 21st Japan Movie Critics Circle - Best Newcomer for "Moshidora"
- 2012: Japan's Foreign Film Importers and Distributers Association - Foreign Cinema’s Best Supporter
- 2012: 4th Tama Film Awards - Best New and Upcoming Actress for "Kueki Ressha"
- 2012: Vogue Japan Women of the Year
- 2013: 22nd Japanese Film Professional Awards - Best Actress for "Kueki Ressha"
- 2013: 22nd Japanese Professional Movie Award - Best Actress for "Kueki Ressha"
- [2009.01.23] Hai. (はいっ。) amazon.co.jp
- [2010.02.25] Acchan in Hawaii (あっちゃん in Hawaii)
- [2010.04.26] Maeda Atsuko in Tokyo (前田敦子 in Tokyo)
- [2010.06.07] Atsuko in NY
- [2012.03.16] Bukiyō
-  - Toyota CM (Doraemon ver.) (as Jaiko, CMs 4, 8 and 10)
-  - AKB48 Satsujin Jiken Series (Glico's Ice no Mi CMs) (as Detective Maeda Atsuko, FILES 1-5)
-  - AKB49: Ren'ai Kinshi Jōrei (the character, Maeda Atsuko, is based after her)
-  - AKB48 Satsujin Jiken (the character, Detective Maeda Atsuko, is based after her)
- [2010.12.23] - AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara
- [2011.10.06] - AKB1/48 Idol to Guam de Koishitara
- [2012.12.20] - AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo
- Her hobby is sleeping.
- She was the second AKB48 member to debut as a soloist.
- Since the beginning of AKB48 she, along with Team A captain Takahashi Minami, were in the forefront of the group.
- She is close with Takahashi Minami, Minegishi Minami, and Shinoda Mariko.
- Her oshimen is Takahashi Minami.
- Her favorite kind of sushi is shellfish.
- Describes herself as having no talents.
- Greatly admires Shibasaki Kou.
- Her audition song was Glitter by Shibasaki Kou.
- The first CD she ever bought was LOVE Machine by Morning Musume.
- Has a Guinea Pig named Shokora, and a dog named Cocoa.
- Wears glasses only when she is at home.
- Says she's bad at enunciation, so practices by just saying vowels (an example is shown in her Private Video).
- As seen on AKB 1ji 59fun! (the AKB48 TV show) she, along with Takahashi Minami, can't skip properly.
- Her first appearance in AKB 1ji 59fun! was in Episode 1, where she appeared as a life-sized cardboard cut-out of her with a sash which reads: "on leave, filming for a drama" (ドラマ収録のため欠席, Dorama shuuroku no tame kesseki). She was the first member to have a cardboard cut-out of herself up until AKBINGO!.
- Is left-handed. But as revealed in one of AKBINGO!'s segments, she can write using her right hand.
- She is a fan of the Yomiuri Giants.
- Donated 1.25 million yen for charity to Green Cross International as of 2009.
- On May 18, 2010, she took a picture with Justin Bieber when they were filming for "Music Japan" and posted it on her blog.
- She took a picture with Ke$ha, and with picture with Taylor Swift).
- On March 2, 2011, she talked to Avril Lavigne and took a picture with her.
- She makes a cameo appearance in the Aitakatta Kamoshirenai PV of Nogizaka46, briefly encountering Ikoma Rina who played the role that Acchan portrayed in their own Aitakatta PV. This made her the first AKB member to work with Nogizaka in a music video.
- She was the only victim in AKBINGO!'s AKRangers segment to be covered in flour twice.
- Said in an interview and in her blog that if she hasn't found her partner in the future, she'll want Takahashi Minami to live with her.
- Her favorite Dragon Ball character is Son Gohan.
- Her younger sister's name is Miyuki.
- She has been the center in many of AKB48's A-side music videos (from Skirt, Hirari with Itano Tomomi and Takahashi Minami until Manatsu no Sounds Good! with Watanabe Mayu).
- Her last appearance as a member of AKB48 was in Gingham Check's first PV and Yume no Kawa's PV. She later appeared in the music video of Kibouteki Refrain.
- She can't stand spicy food. In the second episode of AKBINGO! Acchan had to retire from the episode after eating spicy chicken. It was too hot for her and she ended up crying in pain.
Maeda Family Tree
Center of AKB48
|Groups||AKB48 | Team Dragon from AKB48 | AKBIdoling!!! | Team Surprise|
|Singles||1. Flower | 2. Kimi wa Boku da | 3. Time Machine Nante Iranai | 4. Seventh Code|
|Solo Songs||Sakura no Hanabira ~Maeda Atsuko solo ver.~|