Yuko Oshima ( is a former member of 大島 優子 Ōshima Yūko, born October 17, 1988 in Yokohama) Japanese idol girl group AKB48, of which she was the captain of Team K. She is also a member of the AKB48 subunit [1 ] Not Yet. Outside of singles that involved rock-paper-scissors tournaments, she has sung on the title tracks for all of AKB48's singles since " Aitakatta" in October 2006. She has placed among the top two for the annual AKB48 general elections from 2009-2013.
Biography [ edit ]
This section requires expansion with: major activities during AKB48. (December 2013)
Oshima was born in
Yokohama, and was raised in Tochigi Prefecture. Her mother is from [2 ] Hokkaido. Oshima is 3/4 Japanese and 1/4 American. In 1996, she signed as a [3 ] child actor with Central Kodomo Gekidan. In 2005, she began working as a junior idol in a short-lived idol project Doll's Vox, which was produced by The Alfee vocalist Toshihiko Takamizawa. In 2006, at the AKB48's second audition to form Team K, she was selected out of a pool of 12,000 applicants to join the team. In April, she began working full-time with the group, which debuted with the single, " Aitakatta", in October 2006.
On August 24, 2012, AKB48 announced a reorganization of the teams, and appointed Oshima to be the captain of Team K.
On December 31, 2013, Oshima announced on
that she would be leaving the group. Kohaku Uta Gassen [5 ]
AKB48 general elections [ edit ]
Oshima has placed in the top two in the past five AKB48 general elections. In 2009 she placed second overall, losing only to
Atsuko Maeda. In 2010, she received the most votes and became the center performer in the single " Heavy Rotation". In the 2011 general election, she placed second to Maeda once again. In the 2012 general election, she placed first with 108,837 votes. for the 2013 general election, she was voted second overall with 136,503 votes and lost to [6 ] Sashihara Rino with 150,570 votes.
Discography [ edit ]
Singles with AKB48 [ edit ]
[7 ] Notes
Debut with Team K.
Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" A-side
Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō" A-side
Boku no Taiyō" A-side
Yūhi o Miteiru ka?" A-side
Romance, Irane" A-side
Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008" A-side
"Baby! Baby! Baby!"
Ōgoe Diamond" A-side
10nen Sakura" A-side
Also sang on "Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de"
Namida Surprise!" A-side
Iiwake Maybe" A-side
Ranked 2nd in 2009 General Election.
Sakura no Shiori" A-side
Also sang on "Majisuka Rock 'n' Roll".
Ponytail to Shushu" A-side
Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues"
Heavy Rotation" A-side, Center
Ranked 1st in 2010 General Election. Also sang on "Yasai Sisters" and "Lucky Seven".
Chance no Junban" B-side
Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by
rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Yoyakushita Christmas"; and "Alive" with Team K. [8 ]
Sakura no Ki ni Narō" A-side
"Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?"
Everyday, Katyusha" A-side
Also sang on "Korekara Wonderland" and "Yankee Soul".
Flying Get" A-side
Ranked 2nd in 2011 General Election. Also sang on "Seishun to Kizukanai Mama", "Ice no Kuchizuke", and "Yasai Uranai".
Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side, Center
Ue kara Mariko" A-side
Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament;
[9 ] She sang on "Noël no Yoru"; and on "Zero-sum Taiyō" as Team K. [10 ]
Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom), Selection 6
Played bass in Baby Blossom;
She also sang on "Sweet & Bitter" as Selection 6. [11 ]
Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side, AKB48 Stage Fighters
Also sang on "Choudai, Darling!"; and "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." as AKB48 Stage Fighters
Gingham Check" A-side, Center
Ranked 1st in 2012 General Election.
[12 ] Also sang on "Yume no Kawa". [13 ]
Uza" A-side, Center,
New Team K [14 ] Also sang on "Scrap & Build" as New Team K.
Eien Pressure" B-side, OKL48
Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Totteoki Christmas"; and "Eien Yori Tsuzuku Yō ni" as part of OKL48.
So Long!" A-side
Also sang on "Yuuhi Marie" as Team K.
Sayonara Crawl" A-side, Center
Also sang on "How come?" as Team K. One of four centers for the single.
Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" A-side
Ranked 2nd in 2013 General Election.
Also sang on "Namida no Sei Janai" and "Saigo no Door". [16 ]
Heart Electric" A-side
Given an English nickname Lucy. Also sang on "Sasameyuki Regret" as Team K.
Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono" B-side
Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Mosh & Dive" and "Party is over".
Mae shika Mukanee" A-side, Center
Last Single in AKB48
Labrador Retriever" B-side
Did not participate in title song. Participated in "Kyō made no Melody" which was also her graduation song.
Singles with Not Yet [ edit ]
Not yet (band)
Stage units [ edit ]
Team K 1st Stage
Party ga Hajimaru yo ( PARTYが始まるよ)
Team K 2nd Stage
Seishun Girls ( 青春ガールズ)
( 禁じられた二人) "Fusidara na Natsu"
Team K 3rd Stage
Nōnai Paradise ( 脳内パラダイス)
( (Solo Unit) 泣きながら微笑んで)
Himawarigumi 1st Stage
Boku no Taiyō ( 僕の太陽)
"Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster"
Himawarigumi 2nd Stage
Yume o Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai ( 夢を死なせるわけにいかない)
Team K 4th Stage
Saishū Bell ga Naru ( 最終ベルが鳴る)
"Gomen ne Jewel"
Team K 5th Stage
Sakaagari ( 逆上がり)
Team K 6th Stage
"Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa"
Team K Waiting Stage
"Higurashi no Koi" (new units)
Filmography [ edit ]
Daikaiju Tōkyō ni Arawareru festival girl
Senrigan young Miyuki Misaki
ICE (anime) Rinne
Densen Uta Anzu Natsuno
Sakura no Sono Midori Sawa
Teketeke Kana Ōhashi
Teketeke 2 Kana Ōhashi
Giniro no Ame Minori
Sweet Little Lies Aya Iwamoto
Documentary of AKB48: To Be Continued self
Documentary of AKB48: Show Must Go On self
Ushijima the Loan Shark Mirai Suzuki
Documentary of AKB48: No Flower Without Rain self
SPEC: Close~Incarnation white woman
SPEC: Close~Reincarnation white woman
Documentary of AKB48: The Time Has Come self
Pale Moon Keiko Aikawa
Romance Hachiko Hojo
Do It! Anpanman: Miija and the Magic Lamp Miija
Variety shows [ edit ]
Shūkan AKB ( 週刊AKB)
AKB48 Nemōsu TV ( AKB48ネ申テレビ)
AKB とＸＸ！ ( AKB48とＸＸ！) Hoko x Tate
Naruhodo High School
AKB48 kousagi ( AKB子兎道場) AKB48 SHOW!
Woman On The Planet
Other media [ edit ]
Photobooks [ edit ]
[2001.07.10] Charm (with Tajima Honami)
[2003.10.18] かがやくきもち (Kagayaku Kimochi)
[2008.12.19] ゆうらりゆうこ (Yuurari Yuuko)
[2009.10.17] 優子のありえない日常 (Yuko no Arienai Nichijou)
[2010.08.25] 大島優子L.A. (Oshima Yuko L.A.)
[2011.06.17] 優子 (Yuko)
[2014.09.18] 脱ぎやがれ! (Nugiyagare! with Mika Ninagawa)
Radio shows [ edit ]
AKB48 Ashita Made Mō Chotto. ( AKB48明日までもうちょっと。)
AKB48 no All Night Nippon ( AKB48のオールナイトニッポン)
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
6th JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Cut Above Award for Outstanding Debut
Ushijima the Loan Shark Won
36th Japan Academy Prize
Most Popular Actor
27th Shogakukan DIME Trend Awards
Most Talked About Personality
39th Hochi Film Awards Best Supporting Actress
Pale Moon Won
36th Yokohama Film Festival Awards
24th Tokyo Sports Film Award
69th Mainichi Film Awards
57th Blue Ribbon Awards
38th Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]