AKB48 appears in Asahi's new canned coffee, adult "Gold Black"
Asahi's new canned coffee - Wanda Gold Black - commercial featuring AKB48 including Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe, and Haruka Shimazaki just started today. Despite how you usually see them on TV (cute young girls), you will find them acting like grown-up mature women in the commercial.
But this commercial will be bittersweet for AKB fans… It comes after the shocking news announced on Japan's traditional year-end music program, "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (meaning "red and white singing competition"). Yuko Oshima, who has always been one of the most popular AKB48 members announced that she is "graduating" from AKB and will leaving the group sometime in 2014.
At 25, she is one of the oldest members of the group, and maybe she is ready for a boyfriend.
We are not sure if this will be her last TV commercial as an AKB48 member but definitely it's one of the last ones! If you are her fan, you don't want to miss the commercial.
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