Oshima Yuko, the ace of AKB48
So finally you announced your graduation. A lot of people said it was too sudden, but I knew this day would come.
You did not even give people enough time to react, to burst into tears. Perhaps it was because you did not want people to cry and feel uneasy right, Yuko-san???
Even though people want to see another successor, the 2nd Oshima Yuko, nobody can ever be your successor. You are unique in many ways. You made history, and miracles in AKB48 that nobody could ever do it again.
As a 2nd generation member, you understood the pressure of living up to the expectations that 1st generation created. However, you and other team K members created a different image (a strong, powerful and “wild” image) to represent team K. At the beginning, you were not the chosen center, Sayaka and Sae were. But they decided to push you to be the representative of the 2nd generation, of team K. You did a wonderful job. You truly represented how team K should be.As a member of AKB48, you stood out because of your personalities, not by rely on your looks. You made history in AKB48 when you won over Maeda Atsuko in the 2nd sousenkyo. In Mechaike, you proved to others that you have both brain and muscle. I also doubt that I would need to tell other people how amazing, talented and funny you are in AKBINGO.
As a center of AKB in Heavy Rotation and Gingham Check, you did a spectacular job. Everybody knew how pressure and burden it would be to stand in the middle; yet, you handled that position with grace. I saw a lot of members who stood at that position; after that, a lot of them seemed to go under depression for a while, but NOT YOU. You always smiled and gave all you got on stage. Many people also did not like the idea of you being the center; the obvious reason was because you overshadowed other girls. Nobody could take their eyes off you when you stood at the center position. Your dance moves, your expression, but most of all, your bright smile captivated others’ hearts.
Not only that, you proved to me and many others that you are a respectable senpai. I predicted you would announce your graduation last year; nevertheless, you waited till now. You wanted to help your kouhai.
Oshima Yuko, you suffered and achieved a lot in AKB48. You already are the legend in AKB48 now. I think it is time for the world to know how awesome you are.