Via Oricon News: former AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda and actor Ryo Katsuji have announced on 31st July 2018 via their respective agencies, that they have been wedded last 30th July 2018. In a joint statement, the pair thanked fans for their guidance and encouragement, as they “build a bright family with constant smiles”.

Atsuko Maeda became a member of AKB48’s first group, Team A, and debuted on 8th December 2005. She is one of the group’s most prominent members, having placed in the top tiers on multiple “Senbatsu” elections. She graduated from AKB48 on 27th August 2012.

Ryo Katsuji is a Japanese actor and voice actor. Some of his most prominent roles include parts in “All About Lily Chou-Chou”, “Battle Royale II: Requiem”, “Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer”, the “Gintama” movie, and the daytime drama “Amachan”.