Once upon a time, sometime between the 3rd and 4th Senbatsu Elections, I was considering the future center of AKB48.
"Oshima Yuko makes a much better center than Maeda Atsuko" I thought. I always thought that Yuko was much more charistmatic than Acchan, and there was a reason why Heavy Rotation was consistantly the most popular song.
Then when Acchan announced her graduation, I was just in shock. I didn’t really know what to think. Little by little, over time I started realizing how great Acchan is.
I know that Yuko will make a great center, and when the time comes, Mayu as well.
But trust me to realize, right at the end of her journey, how irreplacable Acchan is.
Good Luck Atsuko.