On February 1, another 1st-generation AKB48 member Itano Tomomi made an announcement about her intention to \"graduate\" from the group sometime within the year 2013. The announcement was made during a stage greeting for their documentary film, DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain Shoujo Tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru, which was released to cinemas on that day.
AKB48's second documentary film, Documentary of AKB48: Show Must Go On Shōjo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru, opened on January 27 in seventh place at the box office and grossed nearly $4 million by February 19. An anime series, AKB0048, was developed by Satelight and aired from April 29 to July 22. It was directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike, with group producer Akimoto aiding with planning and supervision. Nine members of AKB48 and its sister groups voiced the main characters, singing its opening and closing themes as No Name.
Mikami's popularity continued to grow, as she became one of S1's \"flagship\" actresses, with her films regularly appearing on the best selling charts. In 2018, when Fanza did a research on the Top 10 highest selling AV actresses of the year, Mikami came out at No. 8 at digital downloads and No. 5 at physical DVD/Blu-Ray sales. Mikami won her second major award, at the \"Best Actress\" category in the 2017 DMM Adult Awards. She also presented the \"Best New Actress\" award to former gravure idol and debuting AV actress Shoko Takahashi. With both of them debuting at Muteki and being Nagoya-based, Mikami and Takahashi formed a close friendship and started to appear in the variety show \"SHOW YOUR ROCKETS\". For Muteki's tenth anniversary, the pair appeared in their first joint AV-title, These Two Have No Equal released on December 1, 2018. The four-hour-long film was also accompanied by a two-hour-long VR-based adult release. It also became the second best-selling Japanese adult film of 2018. 1e1e36bf2d