Maeda Atsuko’s Graduation Ceremony – AKB Tokyo Dome concert – Day Three, The Final

  August 26, 2012

Togasaki Tomonobu 18:08 26 August 2012

Finally, Third day!

it’s gonna start soon


Kojima Haruna 18:04

Tokyo Dome Last Day !!!

I’d say this is the best Stage☆〜(ゝ。∂) 


Togasaki Tomonobu 18:11 26 August 2012



Kazuya Sato 18:16 26 August 2012

Finally it’s began, Tokyo Dome last day Concert.

This is the photo of RESET


Togasaki Tomonobu 18:29 26 August 2012

Kojima and yuko



AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~Our Dream, 1830m away~ Final Day 8/26(Sun) SetList

Shadow announcer – Kashiwagi Yuki

0 overture
1 Sakura no Hanabiratachi ~Maeda Atsuko solo ver.~ With Orchestra backing
2 Pioneer by Team A+ Mutou Tomu (as Sashihara’s Under)
3 RESET by Team K
4 Theatre No Megami by Team B+ Sato Yukari (as Yuka’s Under)
5 Hatsukoi ha Minoranai by team 4
6 Aitakatta by all members
7 Scandalous ni Ikou! by Kojima Haruna, Oshima Yuko
8 Himawari by Umeda Ayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Matsui Jurina, Itano Tomomi
9 Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate by Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Yokoyama Yui
10 Itsukamita Umino Soko by Up-and-coming girls*
*Mayuyu, Annin, Renacchi, Ricchan, Paruru. Ryoka, Yuria, Jurina, Kuumin, Kanon, Nana, Milky, Joe. Haruppi, Tanochan (as Yuukosu’s Under) Sakuratan
11 NEW SHIP by Special Girls A (including Melody)
12 Heart-gata no Virus by Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Kasai Tomomi, Nagao Mariya, Abe Maria, Takeuchi Miyu

Spoken line in the song, Kashiwagi: “It would never happen!! Yukirin kissed a man in MV of Gingham Check!!?? No Way!!”

Kashiwagi agitated her Ota lol

13 Candy by Watanabe Mayu, Matsui Rena, Minegishi Minami
14 Happy A! by team A + Muto Tomu as Sashihara’s Under

☆MC by Sashihara and Kojima☆

Sashihara: “Please!! We’re the 2 members who are in charge of “Beauty” in AKB!!”
Kojiharu: “……..”
Sashihara: “Please!! Please retort something back to me!! Or I will just look like an oddball!!”

Kojiharu: “Takamina really loves the sound of this word “Sou-Kantoku(General Manager/Coach)”. She even put it at the end of her mails like “From General Manager.” lol”
Kojiharu: “Itano showed us Doyagao as she could sing “Nakinagara Hohoende” very well on Day One.”

15 Only today by Team A+ Mutou Tomu(Sashihara Rino Under)

16 Korogaru Ishi ni nare by Team K
17. Minnasan mo Goisshouni byTeam B
18. Ougon Center by Team 4
19. Mushi no Ballad (Takahashi Minami)

Takahashi: “This must be the last chance you can see Maeda Atsuko as an Idol. So Please everyone! Call her name, “Atsuko” call to your heart content!!”

20. Nagisa no Cherry (Maeda Atsuko, Shimazaki Haruka, Kizaki Yuria, Kawaei Rina)
21. Kuroi Tenshi (Maeda Atsuko, Watanabe Mayu, Matsui Jurina)
22. Idol Nante Yobanaide (Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Kojima Haruna)
23 Kimi wa Bokuda – Maeda Atsuko

MC Senbatsu 24hr TV MC

24 Everyday, Katyusha – Senbatsu

25 Heavy Rotation  Senbatsu +AKB All members

Maeda Atsuko: “I think this is the last time I can sing this song with the members…. (crying) We saw many beautiful sunsets together…”

26 Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Itano Tomomi, Minegishi Minami

Maeda – Shinoda Pair. Takahashi – Kojima Pair. Itano – Minegishi Pair

27 Kaze ha fuiteru

28 10 nen Zakura – All except Senbatsu

29 Kiss datte Hidarikiki – SKE48 Senbatsu
30 Virginity – NMB48 Senbatsu
31 Kurumi to Dialogue – Team A+ Mutou Tomu (Sashihara Rino Under)
32 BINGO! – team 4
33 Te o Tsuginagara – HKT48
34 Baby! Baby! Baby! – JKT48 (Indonesian ver.)
35 Uekara Mariko
36 Kiminokoto ga Suki dakara – (Umeda Ayaka as Oku Manami’s Under)

MC *Crowd wave*

38. Beginner
39. Ogoe Diamond
40. Iiwake Maybe

41 Everyday、Katchusa
42 Ponytail to ChouChou
43 Flying Get

44. Manatsu no Sounds good! – All members

☆MC by Itano, Kojiharu, Mariko-sama, Takamina, Acchan, Miichan☆

Acchan: “I’ve been able to walk with you together. That’s more than enough to make me so happy.”
Itano: “When we walked from the theater to the dome, we had to stop at the signals. Just like this, we had to stopped walking for several times on our way, but we’d never stopped moving forward.”

45 Koko ni Ita Koto – All Members (Cake Stage)


Maeda Atsuko appeared in front of audiences in the white dress designed by Kayano Shinobu
After finished fitting the costume for her, and sent her off to the Stage, Kayano Shinobu fell on her knee, as she burst into tears. She was the first one who started crying in the whole venue.

Maeda: “I’d been a shy girl since my childhood. I was a kid who was hiding behind my mom when someone initiated a conversation with me.”
Maeda: “But that shy girl is now standing in front of 48,000 of audiences. I’m incredibly happy. Honestly, I’m feeling lonely, too, enormously. But, this is the path I have decided to choose. So, I am ready to move on from here.”
Maeda: “Everyone, who’ve supported me, cheered for me, chants and yells for me…. Thank you so much.”

Deep bow to the audiences. “Acchan” call echoed throughout the Dome, again.

Maeda: “ Please keep supporting AKB48 from now on, too. I’m such a lucky person to have so many people give me a warm supportive push on her back. For the past 6 years, AKB48 has been part of who I truly am. For a final, please let me sing this song.”

en1. Yume No Kawa – Maeda Atsuko, Takahashi, Itano, Shinoda, Kojima, Minegishi, Oshima, Kashiwagi, Watanabe, Matsui Jurina.

Atsuko Maeda started singing solo.
The other members appear and join her

The song stops for Acchan to hug each member.She hugged Takamina in the last.

~VTR of Acchan is being shown on screen~

The white ship appeared in the center of Stage Runway. Maeda Atsuko standing on the ship’s deck, the song resumed, but she couldn’t sing anymore as she was choked with tears.

EN02. Sakura no Hanabiratachi (AKB48)

☆MC Members saying their farewells to Acchan☆

Takahashi: “Atsuko, you showed such a beautiful smile!!”
Oshima: “Her smile tells that she had pondered upon many things and worried a lot, but decided to never stop moving forward. That was a really nice smile, wasn’t that?”
Itano: “I wanted her not to graduate. I really wished I could persuade her not to leave… But….. now I want to say “Wait for us catching up with you some day” to Acchan as she now goes beyond AKB.”
Shinoda: “We have a duty to grow our juniors.”
Kojiharu: “Now that Acchan crossed Yume no Kawa (River of Dream). So, I wonder if she can still join our job-well-done party?”
Takamina: “(To Kojiharu) Let’s put aside practical things for now…. lol”
Oshima: “So, YEAH!! To Celebrate The Kick Start of The NEW AKB48, Let’s ROCK!!!!!!”

EN03. Gingham Check (AKB48 Senbatsu)
EN04. Shoujotachi yo (All 48Groups)
EN05. First Rabbit (All 48Groups)
EN06. Heavy Rotation (All 48Groups)

Translated by Bryan, Ryosuke, Vipul, Tommy