'''Ichikawa Manami'''

Born on August 26, 1999 in Tokyo

* AffectionateNickname: Manami
* PassionateSportsgirl: She's very athletic, and can pitch a basketball across 35m.
'''Iriyama Anna'''

Born on 2 December 1995 in Chiba Prefecture.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** [=AnRiRe=]

* AffectionateNickname: Annin
* AscendedExtra: Got more exposure thanks to her role in Majisuka Gakuen 3 and being included in [=AnRiRe=]. She also managed to rank #30 in 2013's election from being not ranked.
** Her #1 Rank in the 2013 Mecha Ike Kimatsu test possibly helped also.
*** Her rank in 2014 rose to #20
* ButNotTooForeign: Due to her looks, many of her fans believe she's half foreign. To play with this, Anna uses English words in her speech. However, she's fully Japanese.
* OtakuSurrogate: Another anime fan, her favourite series are {{Manga/Gintama}} and {{K-ON}}.
* RapunzelHair: Used to be the AKB member with longest hair, going past her waist.
* StrawberryShorthand: Her favourite food. She even mentions them in her catchphrase.
'''Iwata Karen'''

Born on 13 May 1998 in Miyagi Prefecture.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** Miracle Planet

* AffectionateNickname: Karen
* AscendedExtra: She was the youngest member to participate in the dubbing of {{AKB0048}} and was the only person to be given a solo in NHK's project "Hana wa Saku".
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Is noted as making a very handsome man when dressing as one on AKBingo.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Natto]]
* OtakuSurrogate: A huge Anime fan. Currently loves ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', and ''KurokoNoBasuke''. She has also done several cosplay during handshake events.
* NewTransferStudent: Averted, she was slated to be moved to SKE’s Team S during the 2014 shuffle, but had to turn it down.
* {{Seiyuu}}: She voices Nagisa Motomiya in Music/AKB48's official anime, {{AKB0048}}.
* ShipTease: With Sato Sumire.
'''Katayama Haruka'''

Born on 10 May 1990 in Chiba prefecture. Announced her graduation, with her last handshake being on September 23rd and her last theater performance some time afterwards.
* AffectionateNickname Haachan, Kataharu, Showa
* DemotedToExtra: One of the founding members of Team B but generally in the Under Girls and has never actually participated in a single's senbatsu.
* ImageSong: 'Junjou Shugi' from Team B's 3rd stage.
'''Kawaei Rina'''

Born on 12 February 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** [=AnRiRe=]
*** [=BKA48=] (Center)
* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateNickname: Ricchan
* AscendedExtra: Got more exposure thanks to her role in Majisuka Gakuen 3 and being included in [=AnRiRe=], as well as being selected as one of the 10 members for the "Sugar Rush" unit and becoming Center Baka and the center in the Undergirls song "Tsugi no Season". She also managed to rank #25 on 2013's election from being not ranked, and became the first protagonist of AKB'S variety show "U-Can Challenge".
** She's also been somewhat of a regular in Senbatsu since "Sayonara Crawl", actually having her first Senbatsu be in "Manatsu Sounds Good"
* CatchPhrase: Aside from her official one, "Uso darou ga!" ("That's a lie!") became her catchphrase after the Mecha Ike special when she became Center Baka.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Haste and Waste", made for her after becoming Center Baka.
* GamerChick: Carries her pink Nintendo3DS everywhere.
* GenkiGirl: She even calls herself "Smile Center".
* GirlishPigtails
* ShipTease: With Juri.
* SmellyFeet: Revealed during Mecha Ike that she needs a lot of socks throughout the day since her feet got smelly easily. After this happened, everyone now wants to smell her feet.
* TheDitz: Was chosen as the Center Baka in comedy show "Mecha Ike".
'''Kojima Natsuki'''

Born on 8 March 1995 in Chiba prefecture.
* AffectionateNickname: Nattsun
'''Kojima Haruna'''

Born on 19 April 1988 in Saitama prefecture.

One of the only three remaining 1st Generation members.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** no3b / Persona
*** Team Dragon from Music/{{AKB48}}
*** [=AKBIdoling!!!=]
*** [=BKA48=]

* AffectionateNickname Kojiharu, Harunyan, Nyan-nyan, Nyaro
* AscendedExtra: She first became center of a single A-side with "Heart Ereki".
** (Although, to be fair, she did have a double center with Maeda Atsuko in "Romance, Irane" and had been a staple of the group's Senbatsu since its founding.
* ChristmasCake: Averted. At 26 years old, she's currently the oldest member in AKB (if we exclude 36-year-old member Maririn from the temporary Otona AKB project)
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheFashionista
* ImageSong: “Heart Ereki”, the first single that she got to center in 2013.
** There’s also “Heart Gata Virus” from the fifth Team A stage, that actually originally was an image song for graduated member Oshima Mai that Kojiharu tends to perform nowadays to the point where fans tend to associate it with her. She even performed a solo version of it during the 2013 summer tour.
* LongHairIsFeminine
* OddNameOut: Is the only one not named Minami in no3b.
* OneHeadTaller Next to the very short Takahashi Minami in their sub-unit no3b, she looks like a giant.
* RapunzelHair: Used to have hair past her waist. It's still pretty long now, but not so much.
'''Shimazaki Haruka'''

Born on 30 March 1994 in Saitama prefecture.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** [=BKA48=]

* AffectionateNickname: Paruru, Ponkotsu, Zakkii
* AscendedExtra: She first ranked as part of the Undergirls (although she wans't ranked the later year), but thanks to her main role in ''Majisuka Gakuen 3'', winning the Janken Tournament and increasing her exposure in [=PVs=] she's now a member of the senbatsu.
* {{Cosplay}}: The AKB official Website/YouTube channel uploaded two videos where she cosplayed [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]] and [[{{Vocaloid}} Miku]].
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Eien Pressure", composed for her when she won the 3rd Janken Tournament.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Many fans noticed that when she got a new haircut in 2012 it looked like Acchan's trademark hairstyle. After a while wearing it longer, she cut it again in a bob, but not in the same style as Acchan.
* LittleRedRidingHood: Her appereance in "Eien Pressure" is inspired on the fairytale.
'''Takahashi Minami'''

Born on 8 April 1991 in Tokyo.

General Manager (Soukantoku) of [=AKB48=] and sister groups. Also has a solo single, "Jane Doe".

One of the only three remaining 1st Generation members.

Was formerly the captain of team A since the 2009 team shuffle until up to when she was promoted to General Manager. Since the February 24th 2014 shuffle, she has been reinstated as Team A captain on top of her position of General Manager.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** no3b / Persona
*** Team Dragon from Music/{{AKB48}}
*** Yasai Sisters
*** [=BKA48=]

* [[AFathertohisMen A Father to Her Women]]
* AffectionateNickname Takamina, Souchan
* CannotTellAJoke : She's the Suberi ("Fail") Queen for a reason.
* TheDeterminator
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Used to have RapunzelHair up to her waist, during 2012 and 2013 she wore it shoulder-length after it was accidentally burned, and as a homage to Miichan's ImportantHaircut after her scandal. Currently, she usually wears a braid tied into a bun with her trademark ribbon.
* ImportantHairAccessory: Her ribbon, her trademark symbol.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's one of the shortest members at 148cm. Judge her by size, do you? Think again, she's the General Manager of Music/{{AKB48}} itself and all sister groups.
* ImageSong: "Jane Doe" (her first single), "Oteage Lullaby" (from Team Suprise's 1st Stage), "Itoshisa no Accel" (from Team A'S 6th Stage) and "Bird" (from Team A's 3rd Stage)
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voices Smurfette in the Japanese dub of Film/TheSmurfs2.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Used to be the tomboy to Acchan's girly girl.
* TomboyishPonytail: Seen wearing one in most of the group [=PVs=].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Absolutely adores katsudon.
* YourMakeupIsRunning: Her look in "Oteage Lullaby".
'''Takita Kayoko'''

Born on February 13, 1997 in Chiba.

Team A’s second choice during the 2013 Draft.
* AffectionateNickname: Kayoyon
* OtakuSurrogate: Loves drawing, manga, and video games.
'''Tatsuya Makiho'''

Born on October 19, 2001 in Tokyo

* AffectionateNickname: Maki, Makichan
* TheBusCameBack: A tentative kenkyuusei for the 15th generation, she was oficially made a kenkyuusei in October 2013.
'''Nakata Chisato'''

Born on 8 October 1990 in Saitama prefecture.
* AffectionateNickname Chiichan, Chiimero
* {{Determinator}}: She failed her first two auditions for AKB, but passed the 4th generation audition.
'''Nakanishi Chiyori'''

Born on May 12, 1995 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Originally from HKT48, transferred to ABK’s Team A during the 2014 shuffle.

* AffectionateNickname: Chori
* ChildhoodFriends: With Tani Marika, a fellow former HKT member who was also transferred (in Tani's case, to SKE)
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Aa Yokata", a duet between her and Tani Marika at the end of HKT's first tour. [[TearJerker And their last concert as being a part of HKT.]]
* NewTransferStudent: She was originally a founding member of HKT's Team H who was transferred to AKB's Team A in the 2014 shuffle.
'''Nakamura Mariko'''

Born on 16 December 1993 in Chiba prefecture.

Has become the co-captain of Team A following the 2014 group shuffle.
* AffectionateNickname: Komari
* ImageSong: Has taken Shinoda Mariko's spot in "Ue Kara Mariko" performances since she graduated.
** Also received her own image song, Konjo, as a b-side on Maeshika Mukanee
'''Nishiyama Rena'''

Born on January 1st, 2001 in Chiba.

Team A’s first choice during the 2013 draft.
* AffectionateNickname: Renarin
'''Fujita Nana'''

Born on 28 December 1996 in Tokyo.
* AffectionateNickname: Naana
'''Furuhata Nao'''

Also a member of SKE’s Team KII.

Born on 15 September 1996 in Aichi prefecture.

* AffectionateNickname: Nao
* NewTransferStudent: Holds a concurrent position from SKE where she’s originally from.
'''Maeda Ami'''

Born on 1 June 1995 in Tokyo.

* AffectionateNickname Aamin, Mayuage (literally "eyebrows")
* AscendedExtra: She's the only 48 family member to have been on three Janken singles in a row. However, her senbatsu rankings have been dropping lately, [[DemotedToExtra with her 2013 position being #53]].
* BigOlEyebrows: Her charm point.
* CelebrityResemblance: An inversion. Since the release of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Aamin was compared to Vanellope von Schweetz. [[ It even made the news in Japan!]]
** She even wore a Vanellope outfit to the 2013 Janken Tournament, and many fans use Vanellope as a nickname for her.
'''Matsui Sakiko'''

Born on 10 December 1990 in Saitama Prefecture.

Has released an instrumental album, "Kokyuu Suru Piano" featuring mainly piano covers of [=AKB48=] songs.
* AffectionateNickname: Sakiko
* TheCastShowoff: Got to open the 3rd 'Surprise wa Arimasen' concert in 2010, showing off her piano skills. She also played the intro to "Ponytail to Shushu" on the 2013 Fukuoka Dome concert.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: She's won several piano contests and is studying piano at the Tokyo Music College.
'''Miyawaki Sakura'''

Born on March 19, 1998 in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Holds a concurrent position from HKT’s Team KIV.

* AffectionateNickname: Sakura
* AscendedExtra: She's the only original HKT member that has ranked in the 4th and 5th Sousenkyo since HKT's creation. She was also the first HKT member to debut as senbatsu in a non-summer AKB single, in "UZA".
** In the 6th Sousenkyo, she managed to rank in at 11th, making her the first HKT member other than Sashihara Rino and first original HKT member in general to rank in senbatsu.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Cut her hair short in mid 2013.

'''Muto Tomu'''

Born on 25 June 1994 in Tokyo.
* AffectionateNickname: Tomu
* AscendedExtra: Ranked #49 in the 4th senbatsu elections while she was only a trainee (making her the Future Girls center). Next year she ranked even higher ,and as of the latest election she's made it to Undergirls.
'''Morikawa Ayaka'''

Born on 24 March 1996 in Saitama Prefecture.
* AffectionateNickname: Aaya, Ayaloid
* OtakuSurrogate: Loves anime and manga and is a huge {{Vocaloid}} fan, hence her nickname.
* {{Tsundere}}
'''Yagura Fuuko'''

Born on 24 February 1997 in Osaka.

Also a member of NMB's Team M.

* AffectionateNickname: Fuuchan
* NewTransferStudent: She's originally from NMB.