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Maeda Atsuko and Onoe Matsuya Relationship Article (Translated)

On the 24th, it was revealed that former AKB member Maeda Atsuko (22) was seriously dating Kabuki actor Onoe Matsuya (28). It has been one year since her graduation from AKB, which enforced a love ban rule. After transitioning from being a top idol to an actress, Maeda chose a lover for the first time in her life – a young, handsome Prince of Rien. It is the first romance for the original super ace of AKB. It is the birth of a big couple.

One year removed from the love ban. Maeda became my lover. Those are the words of young Kabuki actor Matsuya. He wears the sweet face of a Korean star and is tall and long-limbed. He has a lot of young female fans and is a leading actor who can also play female roles.

The two have known each other since the beginning of this year and “seems to have developed into full-scale dating.” Matsuya and Maeda both enjoy watching movies and theater and hit it off as soon as they met one another. Matsuya’s father died in 2005 but his mother has met Maeda. Maeda has also notified her mother about the relationship to ensure that both families are accepting of the couple.

Maeda Atsuko and Onoe Matsuya revealed to be dating

On the 24th, it was revealed that former AKB member Maeda Atsuko (22) was seriously dating Kabuki actor Onoe Matsuya (28). It has been one year since her graduation from AKB, which enforced a love ban rule. After transitioning from being a top idol to an actress, Maeda chose a lover for the first time in her life – a young, handsome Prince of Rien. It is the first romance for the original super ace of AKB. It is the birth of a big couple.

One year removed from the love ban. Maeda became my lover. Those are the words of young Kabuki actor Matsuya. He wears the sweet face of a Korean star and is tall and long-limbed. He has a lot of young female fans and is a leading actor who can also play female roles.

The two have known each other since the beginning of this year and “seems to have developed into full-scale dating.” Matsuya and Maeda both enjoy watching movies and theater and hit it off as soon as they met one another. Matsuya’s father died in 2005 but his mother has met Maeda. Maeda has also notified her mother about the relationship to ensure that both families are accepting of the couple.

Cr: original japanese source

More on the newly revealed Atsu/Onoe relationship news. I’ve bundled the info courtesy of the @AKB48WarpUp Twitter.

According to Sponichi, Acchan has been in relationship with Onoe Matsuya since March, 2013. They met with each other through introduction by friends.

Her friends told the paper Acchan told her she “wants to go to Disney Land with him, but is unable to do because it would drive Disney visitors insane”.

Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo also mentioned the two’s relationship on his blog this morning. He wrote “I didn’t know Matsuya is in relationship with Acchan lol When I met him at backstage last time, I kinda think he was with another girl… lol Just saying lol Anyways this is funny~ They’re still young.Experience lots of crazy things!”

In September 2012, when she had dinner with an actor (not Matsuya) and told him “I don’t want people to think I quit AKB48 to enjoy romance. If I made my fans think that way, I would feel very sorry for them.” She’s been hinting the relationship through her remarks about NHK’s drama “Asaki Yumemishi”, which stars her. “The more forbidden it is, the more I want it. When people around you say ‘Avoid that man!,’ you start liking him all the more… I can feel this.”

Maeda went to watch the stage play “Romeo and Juliet” starring Onoe Matsuya. Her friend says Maeda “often cooks for him” and in TV show “Shin Domoto Kyodai”, Maeda said “Latey I’m really enjoying cooking.” (Note: She also mentioned that she very strong hopes for getting married soon.)

Channel 2 commented on the relationship, saying, “He looks like a plausible man, and has an established career plus most of her fans has been preparing for this kind of news. Don’t think this will do much harm to her popularity.”

They continue, “'Tamako’ will hit the screen soon. He’ll start a new Kabuki show in October and he so happened to appear at the press event for the show yesterday.”

“I think Akimoto Yasushi knew this already. He probably took the idea for the lyrics to 'Time Machine nante Iranai’ from her relationship.”

Onoe Matsuya Cheats on Acchan But She's Still Dating Him... (Translation)

I decided to summarize and paraphrase the Atsu-Matsu article since it jumps all over the place. Here’s what the three page report from Josei Seven magazine says:

SUMMARY: Six months into their relationship, Atsu saw pictures of Matsu cheating on her as he made out with another woman in a car. It turns out that woman is a 39-year-old music producer/fashion designer. Former employees and acquaintances say that she divorced her husband shortly after she gave birth to her child and has since been raising the kid by herself. The woman is said to be very rich and very popular and influential among the fashion and music industry circles. The woman, identified as “A-ko san” (meaning her name begins with A, ends with “ko”) was introduced to Matsu thru mutual friends.

So why is Atsu on a date with him? The magazine speculates a couple of things. One – This is a power play by Acchan to the other woman that basically says, “I saw him first and we’re still close.” and two – Acchan is concerned about her future income, especially since she’s not pulling in the type of money she was while with AKB.

The Date: Folks who were inside the high class yaki-niku restaurant say that the two began sitting opposite each other but through the course of the evening, Acchan moved to sit beside him. The two looked like a happy couple while they cooked meat side by side. When they left the restaurant, they walked around the area for a bit with Matsu slowing his walk to match Atsu and the two drifting close and away from one another.

The article ends with Acchan explaining what true love is:

“Love is this natural sense that you’re supposed to be with someone. It’s a feeling that you can have with almost anyone, but one that cannot be stopped by circumstances and people around you because you love that person with all your spirit.”

Young love can be so messy. I always felt like she had a good head on her shoulders and had some common sense. Here’s hoping she eventually moves on and finds someone better to be with… and if she doesn’t, I’m available. :-)

Just the pix from this article can be found here.