'''Ino Miyabi'''

Born on September 29, 1997 in Tokyo.
* AffectionateNickname: Miyabi
* TheBusCameBack: Was a tentative kenkyuusei for the fifteenth generation who was finally brought back in April 2014, ten months after the majority of the generation had been announced and two months after the others had all been promoted to full members.
'''Aigasa Moe'''

Born on April 6, 1998 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

* AffectionateNickname: Moechan
* AscendedExtra: Won a lottery and got featured as Tomochin's substitute in Team K's "Heart Electric" B-side, "Sasameyuki Regret".
* {{Determinator}}: Failed AKB's 11th and 12th Generation auditions, but finally passed the 13th generation ones.
* IdenticalStranger: With Itano Tomomi, and has been called the next Tomochin, dying her hair like her and taking her part in units.
'''Abe Maria'''

Born on 29 November 1995 in Kyoto.
* AffectionateNickname: [=AbeMaru=], Maria
* ImportantHaircut: Uploaded a video [[ on AKB's official YouTube channel]] where she cut her hair short to show her determination to become a model.
'''Ishida Haruka'''

Born on 2 December 1993 in Saitama prefecture. An original 5th generation member.

Subunits she is/has been in are:

* AffectionateNickname Harukyan
* AscendedExtra: Was 2nd place in the 2010 Janken Tournament and got to participate in its single "Chance no Junban".
* CatchPhrase: "Chouzetsu kawaii!" ("Excellent charm!") in "Team B Oshi".
* {{Cosplay}}: Dressed up as ''VideoGame/DanganRonpa'''s Chihiro Fujisaki for 2015's Janken Tournament.
* IdenticalStranger: She's known for resembling Ono Erena, a former Team K member.
* OtakuSurrogate: She loves ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voices Kanata Shimonome in their official anime: ''Anime/AKB0048''.
'''Ichikawa Manami'''

Born on August 26, 1999 in Tokyo

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

Born on 19 September 1996 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Also a member of HKT's Team H.
* AffectionateNickname: Haruppi
* AscendedExtra: Ranked 37th during the 5th Sousenkyo from not ranked.
* DemotedToExtra: She was the former center of HKT, but later the management gave that position to Meru Tashima, a research student. However, she still ranked higher than her in the elections, and eventually retook the center position in HKT's 4th single "Hikaeme no I Love You!".
* ForeheadOfDoom: It's her charm point.
* NewTransferStudent: Shes originally from Music/{{HKT48}}.
* SpeechImpediment: Her lisp makes her quite adorable though.
'''Shinozaki Ayana'''

Born on January 8, 1996 in Saitama Prefecture

* AffectionateNickname: Ayanan
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: When Minegishi Team 4 was announced, Togasaki (the AKB theater manager) forgot to call her name, leading to this becoming a running joke with her and the other members.
'''Kobayashi Kana'''

Born on 17 May 1991 in Saitama prefecture.

One of three remaining second generation members, and the only one left in AKB.
* AffectionateNickname KK, Kana, Kacchii, Kacchan, Kanachan
* DemotedToExtra: Despite being an original member of Team K, she's only ranked in the elections once, in 2012.
** When she debuted, she was originally considered the ace of the second generation, but she was quickly eclipsed by members such as Oshima Yuko and Kasai Tomomi.
* TheDitz: Known for her baka character.
* ImageSong: "Kurukurupaa" from Team K's third stage and "16nin Shimai no Uta" from Team K's fourth stage, both of which she centered.
* LongRunner: She's the not-graduated member with most theater performances.
'''Gotou Moe'''

Born on May 20, 2001 in Aichi.

Team Ks first choice in the 2013 draft.
* AffectionateNickname: Moekyun
'''Shimada Haruka'''

Born on 16 December 1992 in Shizuoka prefecture.

Was the temporary captain of the 1st Team 4 while Oba Mina was suspended (September 2 2011 - January 4, 2012 inclusive). Is co-captain of the new Team K.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** Natto Angels Z
* AffectionateNickname: Haruu, Shimagon, Urabanchou. Japanese fans also call her "Giant".
* AscendedExtra: Was the captain of Team 4 while Oba Mina was suspended due to underage drinking.
* BigEater: Won an eating contest at AKB's Natsumatsuri 2014. Other members like to joke about her weight.
** Her 2015 election clip involved her eating for the entire duration of the video.

'''Shimoguchi Hinana'''

Born on July 19th, 2001 in Chiba.

Team Ks second choice in the 2013 draft.
* AffectionateNickname: Hinana
'''Suzuki Mariya'''

Born on 29 April 1991 in Saitama Prefecture.

Was originally promoted to Team A in 2009, but was transferred to Team B after Suzuki Shiori left. She was transferred along with Miyazawa Sae to SNH48 at the 2012 Tokyo Dome Concert.
Later, she got a concurrent position with Team A, where she was supposed to end up.

Also in SNH's 1st Generation. Currently has a concurrent position with SNHs Team SII and AKBs Team K.

* AffectionateNickname: Mariyannu
* {{Catchphrase}}: ''Sanji no oyatsu wa Mariyannu!'' (The three o'clock snack is Mariyannu) in 'Team B Oshi'.
* NewTransferStudent: To SNH.
* PutOnABus: The fans' interpretation of her transfer to SNH. She's back, though.
'''Takajo Aki'''

Born on 3 October 1991 in Tokyo.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** French Kiss
* AffectionateNickname: Akicha, Aki
* IdenticalStranger: With Sato Takeru of ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' fame.
* ImportantHaircut: Cut her hair short in May 2014 for a role in a drama (which included a scene where her character has an ImportantHairCut).
* PutOnABus: The fans' interpretation of her transfer to JKT. She has a quite solid fanbase in both groups now, but she couldn't keep her position as Undergirls center this year and has dropped a few ranks.
** [[TheBusCameBack Her concurrent position has been dropped in JKT, and only holds membership in AKB.]]
'''Tano Yuuka'''

Born on 7 March 1997 in Tokyo.
* AffectionateNickname: Tanochan
* AscendedExtra: She first ranked in the elections in 2012, reaching the #45 spot: this year she's raised to #38. She also managed to enter into 2013's Janken senbatsu.
** In late 2014 she finally made senbatsu for a non-Janken single in "Kibouteki Refrain".
* LongHairIsFemenine
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Only 150cm, yet has excellent force due to her dancer training.
'''Nagao Mariya'''

Born on 10 March 1994 in Kanagawa prefecture.
* AffectionateNickname: Mariyagi, Yagishan, Maricha
* AscendedExtra: She didn't rank in her first two elections, but at her third one she ranked at #39, and this year she ranked a little higher.
'''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.
'''Fujita Nana'''

Born on 28 December 1996 in Tokyo.

Winner of the 2015 Janken Tournament, thus earning a solo debut.
* AffectionateNickname: Naana
* AscendedExtra: Won the 2015 Janken Tournament and got the chance to solo debut while still in the group, a rare oportunity for non-senbatsu members such as herself.
* YuriFan
'''Minegishi Minami'''

Born on November 15th, 1992 in Tokyo

One of the original 1st generation members, she has been in Teams A, K and B (in that order). Demoted to Kenkyuusei on January 2013 following a scandal.

Re-promoted and named captain of the 2nd Team 4 after its revival in the 2013 Tokyo Dome concert, making her the only AKB member to have been in all four teams. Moved to Team K and appointed as its captain at the March 2015 shuffle.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** no3b / Persona
*** [=BKA48=]

* AffectionateNickname: Miichan
* {{Adorkable}}
* DemotedToExtra: Demoted to kenkyuusei after her scandal and lost her position in senbatsu in the last elections.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She had very long, black hair until January 2013, when a scandal made her shave her head almost bald. She started wearing wigs and hats then. Now it's already grown.
* ImageSong: "Gyakuten Oujisama" from Team K's 6th stage.
* NiceHat: Wore them during most of 2013 to hide her wigline or short hair, in case she wasn't wearing one.
* ThePrankster
* SelfDuplication: To promote an anti-spyware program Miichan's face was edited onto various AKB singles and even incorporated into the Flying Get PV! Fans called it the [[ "Miichan Virus"]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: It's a part of her character. Even her song for Ameba Pigg battle is titled 'I Need Screentime'!
* TraumaticHaircut: When she was caught having a boyfriend in early 2013 she shaved her head almost bald.
'''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 Senbatsu.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Considered one of AKB's worst singers.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Forms the "bad singing duo" with Kojima Natsuki. [[ See for yourself.]]
'''Yamamoto Sayaka'''

Born on July 14th, 1993 in Osaka.

Captain of Team N and leader of NMB. Also holds a concurrent position with AKBs Team K as of the 2014 shuffle.

* AffectionateNickname: Sayanee
* AscendedExtra: Was one of the first NMB members to be featured on an AKB single (along with Milky, in the single "Everyday, Kachuusha") and ranked #14 in the latest elections, becoming the highest ranked member of NMB.
* TheCastShowoff: She played the guitar in a band until she joined NMB, so whenever she has to perform "Jungle Gym" in a concert, she'll play the guitar live as well. Played for laughs in the group's comedy show "Geinin!": whenever she takes out her guitar is because she's going to do a comedy routine.
* ImageSong: "Jungle Gym" from the single "Junjou U-19", "Yume no Dead Body" from Team N's 3rd Stage and "Dakishimetai kedo" from the "Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya" album.
* ImportantHaircut: Cut her hair short in mid 2012 as a way to show her determination to rank into senbatsu (she didn't manage to enter in 2012, reaching only Undergirls) After ranking #14 in 2013, thus becoming a senbatsu member, she's said she'll let her hair grow long again, but she only sports bobs so far.
* TheLeader
* {{Megane}}: She usually wears contact lenses, but when she's not on stage she wears glasses. [[ And she looks stunning when she does.]]
* NewTransferStudent: Originally from NMB from where she holds a concurrency.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Milky's girly girl.
* TricksterMentor: She can be silly at times, but she truly cares for NMB.
'''Yumoto Ami'''

Born on October 3, 1997 in Saitama Prefecture

* ActionGirl: Dressed as a ninja during the 2013 Janken Tournament and showcased a rather impressive backflip.
* AffectionateNickname: Yuami
* AscendedExtra: Took part of the 34th single after getting 15th in the 2013 Janken Tournament while still a kenkyuusei.
** Also won a lottery and got featured as Sayaka's substitute in Team K's "Heart Electric" B-side, "Sasameyuki Regret".