Yuki Kashiwagi, an AKB48 star set to graduate from the group, achieved a heartwarming milestone. Her 13-year dedication to the song "Yokaze no Shiwaza," originating from AKB48 Team B's 5th stage "Theatre no Megami" in 2010, finally paid off as it secured the top spot during AKB48's "Request Hour" event. This emotional win, right before her graduation, marked a significant chapter in her journey with the group.
Kashiwagi expressed her joy and gratitude, emphasizing the song's sentimental value and the incredible support from her fans. The excitement continued with the announcement of a 16-member performance resuming on December 8th, coinciding with the AKB48 theater's 18th anniversary. Moreover, this performance will feature the first new original work by Yasushi Akimoto in seven years. Fans erupted with applause and cheers, looking forward to the group's bright future.
Yuki Kashiwagi's triumph and AKB48's promising direction create an inspiring story, underscoring the power of dedication and the deep connection between artists and their fans. It's a celebration of talent, perseverance, and the shared passion for music.
On March 16, 2024, Yuki Kashiwagi will take the stage at PIA Arena MM for her graduation concert, bidding a fond farewell to AKB48. She'll officially leave the group in April, ending her remarkable 17-year journey.