Atsuko Maeda’s Final AKB48 Performance to be Live Streamed

Two time Senbatsu Election champion graduates from pop super group on August 27th

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 August 27th, following AKB48's three-day Tokyo Dome concert.


On the 27th, Maeda will be performing live at the AKB48 theatre in Akihabara for the last time, and that outing will be streamed live on YouTube and Google+.

229,096 fans put in ballots for the 250 “premium tickets,” making the odd of landing one of these tickets 1:916.38.

Beginning today, fan messages posted on Google+ with the hashtag “#maeda0827″ will be compiled and subsequently printed on flower petals, to be sprinkled on the AKB48 theatre like confetti during the performance.



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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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