Maeda Atsuko-Flower PV preview

With less than a month until the release of Maeda Atsuko’s debut solo single, Flower, we finally have a preview of the PV. The preview itself is a mix of the actual preview of the PV and behind the scenes footage.

The PV actually looks like it’s going to be kinda sad. From what the PV preview shows it looks like Acchan is a single mother raising her daughter. But I kind of loose the storyline after that. The man featured in the PV leaves with a suitcase, which would obviously be her boyfriend or husband leaving her. But the man is like 20 years older than Acchan, and to me he seems more like her father than lover. The PV preview is also all over the place. It shows the man leaving, but then being a good father or grandfather to the child. It shows happy and fun times with Atsuko and her child and then it shows her struggling. And it also shows the man longing to be with the child. So, I’m not really sure in what order the actual PV is going to be shown in. But I think it’s going to be along the lines of the man leaving, then Atsuko struggling, then the man longing for the child, and then he comes back and everything is great. It will probably be that cliche. But it could also be the exact opposite, or just shown out of order. Kind of like remembering better times.

Regardless of how the actualy PV is set up, it looks like it’s going to be a sad PV. But also kind of heart warming. I like the PV so far. It makes me wish I knew what the lyrics of Flower where. I’m not much of a ballad person, but from the PV it seems like the song is really pretty.

Maeda Atsuko first solo single announced

During a recent AKB48 handshake event at Nagoya Dome, AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko she will be releasing her first solo single. The single is entitled Flower and will be released on June 22nd. The song will also be used in her movie Moshidora.

I’m sure most of the AKB48 fandom is absolutely thrilled by this announcement since Acchan is one of the most popular members. I gotta say I’m surprised that she hasn’t released a solo single before. She has the perfect mix of popularity and singing ability. I’m not really a fan of Acchan but I am excited for her debut. She has one of my favorite voices in AKB48 and I’m really excited to hear what her song is going to sound like. Apparently the song is going to be a ballad, which I’m not too happy with. But if the song sounds anything like 7ji 12fun no hatsukoi I’ll be happy.

You can of course purchase her solo single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Maeda Atsuko – Flower [Type A / CD+DVD]


Maeda Atsuko – Flower [Type B / CD+DVD]


Maeda Atsuko – Flower [Type C / CD+DVD]