Maeda Atsuko

Atsuko Maeda (前田 敦子, Maeda Atsuko, born July 10, 1991 in Ichikawa, Chiba) was a member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She was in Team A and was one of the most prominent members in the group, being voted number one in the 2009 and 2011 Senbatsu Elections. In the 2010 Senbatsu Election, however, she lost to fellow member Yuko Oshima, who was the lead for their 17th Single: Heavy Rotation. She was part of the "Senbatsu" group in the most recent singles.

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 with her debut single "Flower", one of the insert songs for Moshidora, a movie in which Maeda played the leading role, released on June 22, 2011. She was the second AKB48 member to release a solo single after Tomomi Itano with the single "Dear J".

In 2007, Maeda played the sub-leading role in the movie "Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata" (「あしたの私のつくり方」?), which was her first performance as an actress. She started shooting this film August 20, 2006 and finished it in late September. After that, she landed various TV drama roles, including lead roles in the dramas "Majisuka Gakuen" and "Q-10."

Maeda, along with fellow AKB member Minegishi Minami, starred in Moshidora, a film released on June 4, 2011, marking her first lead role as a movie actress. Moshidora is a movie about how a weak high school baseball team's caretaker named Minami Kawashima that Maeda plays leads the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by learning strategies from Peter Drucker's business book Management.

Maeda officially 'graduated' from AKB48 in August 2012, after 7 years with the group.
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Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2013
10
Oshichi Main Role
7.0
2013
12
Asuka Ninomiya (Ep. 12) Guest Role
7.3
2013
11
Kawai Chiho Supporting Role
7.8
2012
10
Ihara Haruka Supporting Role
7.5
2011
11
Ashiya Mizuki Main Role
7.0
2011
12
Herself Main Role
7.3
2011
17
Herself Main Role
7.5
2010
9
Kyuto Karen / Q10 Main Role
7.5
2010
12
Herself Main Role
7.2
2010
48
Sakamoto Harui Supporting Role
8.3
2008
10
Funaki Mayu Supporting Role
7.3
2008
13
Shimiko Main Role
5.0
2007
10
Kuroda Hinako Supporting Role
6.1

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2015
Saya Main Role
N/A
2014
Akiko Main Role
5.4
2014
Saigo Jun / weekly magazine reporter Supporting Role
7.7
2013
Tamako Sakai Main Role
5.6
2013
Asuka Ninomiya Main Role
6.5
2012
Sakurai Yasuko Main Role
5.9
2011
Kawashima Minami Main Role
7.2
2007
Kana Supporting Role
6.3
2007
Hanada Kanako Supporting Role
6.4

Comments (22)

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    katrina21 Jul 10, 2014

    happy birthday :D

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    kit1186 May 1, 2014

    She kind of reminds me of Jaekyung from Rainbow

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    Judo_Aniki Jan 22, 2014

    I could be wrong but that picture is not Acchan at all.

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      frost May 30, 2014

      hehe i had my doubt too when i saw this picture but this is Acchan xD she just look matured :D

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    AmyLovesDramas Jan 1, 2014

    I like her in Q10 and the Hana Kimi Remake <3 She's so pretty :)

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    lola_SuJu-ELF Dec 5, 2013

    WoW she's looks korean in the new pic ... so pretty :3

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    Sleepninja Jul 22, 2013

    Watching her in Q10 right now. :) So far I like the drama and she's doing a great job. I know it must have been hard not to laugh or crack a smile during some of these scenes. lol

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    katrina21 Jul 10, 2013

    happy birthday acchan :)

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    Marlee87 Jul 10, 2013

    Otanjoubi omedetou Acchan!! Looking forward to Kuroyuri Complex <3 You are one of my idols ^^

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    HAVA-RAVA Nov 12, 2012

    This pic should be changed...

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    Miki-Chan1204 Aug 30, 2012

    Little late I think, but congratz on graduating

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    muanyata Aug 19, 2012

    I love you Maeda, only about one week left until you graduate from AKB...I will still support you.

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    yankumicho Jul 10, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

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    promise143 Jul 10, 2012

    Happy birthday :)

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    katrina21 Jul 10, 2012

    happy birthday acchan!!

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    Rubyy Jul 10, 2012

    Happy Birthday Acchan! XD

    Still cant believe she's leaving soon :( Its going to be so weird without her..

Details

  • Name:

    Maeda Atsuko
  • Native name:

    前田敦子
  • Also Known as:

    Acchan; まえだ あつこ
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    July 10, 1991
  • Age:

    23