After 2 months of reduced activities, Akane posted a photo this week to her Twitter account with some of her favorite sticks, which were autographed with get-well messages from her fans.
Akane serves as BAND-MAID's leader, and her absence from performing during the release tour took a tough emotional toll on the dedicated performer, who can be seen below practicing drums by covering Maximum The Hormone's "Benjo Sandal Dance".
Akane's message to fans:
"I took a break from drums for 2 months because of the injury. I received many sticks with warm, encouraging messages from my masters overseas! Your words uplifted me and I was able to push through! Thank you so much!"
BAND-MAID has garnered international attention for their cute maid costumes and hard-rocking songs for which all of the young girls play their own instruments. BAND-MAID's album New Beginning was released in November of last year to rave reviews from media and fans alike, including the hits "Real Existence" and "Thrill", which have topped 1 million YouTube views each.
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