AKB48 singer Atsuko Maeda, 20, shows a few karate moves in the new TV commercial for fashion brand "g.u." In the commercial, which airs from Monday, Maeda -- wearing the brand's winter line -- karate chops snowflakes and says "I, Atsuko Maeda, am going to warm the Japanese winter."
Speaking to reporters at an event to launch the ad campaign, Maeda said: "When I become 20 years old, I would like to be g.u. (a pun on the Japanese word 'jiyu' which means free in English). I'll be an adult and be able to do things at my pace without bothering other people and being thought of as naive."© Japan Today