Asahi's new canned coffee - Wanda Gold Black - commercial features AKB48 members, including Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe and Haruka Shimazaki. 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" ("red and white singing competition") in which Yuko Oshima, who has always been one of the most popular AKB48 members, announced that she is "graduating" from AKB and will leave 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 if you are her fan, you don't want to miss the commercial.
Source: AkihabaraNews© Japan Today