On April 10, AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko tweeted 3-shot photos that she took together with Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. As it has been a long time since the “Top 3” were together, fans responded with much enthusiasm.
Shinoda tweeted that she bumped into the two at a photoshoot with, “While shooting for a commercial, I found out that Atsuko was also shooting a commercial at the same studio and Yuko was on another level shooting a commercial!!!,” and was excited as she tweeted, “This was a coincidence, but it feels like a three-shot from the past of the election 1.2.3, doesn’t it? (laugh).” Maeda tweeted, “Everyone was shooting in a different studio,” and uploaded a 3-shot of them together.
Shinoda, Maeda, and Oshima ranked in the top 3 in the 2009 and 2010 “Senbatsu General Election.” As Maeda graduated from AKB48 last August, 3-shots of the trio have been rare and fans responded with, “My favorite 3-shot [trio]! Joy!,” “This is the best 3-shot I have seen in a long time,” and “Acchan!”
Maeda’s Image of the trio: