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Oshima Yuko & Matsui Jurina are W center for AKB48's 28th single

September 18, 2012 @ 6:31 pm
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AKB48 performed their upcoming single, "UZA", for the very first time during the opening of their 3rd Janken Tournament at Nippon Budokan.

The recent graduation of Maeda Atsuko kept fans wondering on who would take over her position of center for AKB48's upcoming singles. It turns out thatOshima Yuko and Matsui Jurina have been chosen as double centers for their 28th single, "UZA", which is due out on October 31st.

Matsui, who belongs to both AKB48 and SKE48, will be challenging herself as center for a song to which the choreography is said to have the "highest degree of difficulty in AKB48 history". This is her first time claiming center since she was selected to become double center with Maeda in "Ogoe Diamond" back in October 2008.

As a special version for the tournament, AKB48 took the stage with 37 professional back-up dancers. During the interlude, the dancers and members unfolded a dance battle and excited the crowd of 12,000 fans.

Aside from Oshima and Matsui, the senbatsu members for "UZA" are Shimazaki Haruka, Watanabe Miyuki (AKB48/NMB48), Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48/first senbatsu), Yokoyama Yui, Minegishi Minami, Sashihara Rino (HKT48), Yamamoto Sayaka (NMB48), Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Matsui Rena (SKE48), Kashiwagi Yuki, Itano Tomomi, Takahashi Minami, and Watanabe Mayu.

Source & Photos: Oricon


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