! [=AKB48=]


[[folder:Team Unknown]]
'''Kitahara Rie'''

Born on 24 June 1991 in Aichi prefecture. Appointed as co-captain of Team K during the 2014 shuffle. At the 2015 shuffle, she was appointed as NGT48's future captain.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** Not Yet

* AffectionateNickname Kitarie, Unagi-Inu
* CryIntoChest: To Matsui Rena, when it was announced her concurrent position in SKE was over.
* DemotedToExtra: Dropped out of senbatsu in the 2013 General Election. Her exposition has also been considerably lower since a couple of years. However, her new position as NGT's captain has given her some spotlight, and she's made it back to senbatsu in 2015.
* NewTransferStudent: Was a member of SKE during a few months. The circle starts now anew, as she's appointed to become NGT's future captain.


[[folder:Team Kaigai]]
'''Miyazawa Sae'''

Born on 13 August 1990 in Tokyo.

A [=SNH48=]'s Team SII member, and formerly a founding member of Team K.
As of 2014, she has become a concurrent member of [=SKE48=]'s Team S and its Captain.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** Chocolove from [=AKB48=]
*** [=DiVA=]

* AffectionateNickname: Sae
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She makes a [[http://media.tumblr.com/d6a1c844d064261a325d234f262a3f1f/tumblr_inline_mhd6zpsbF21qz4rgp.jpg really convincing ikemen]] without changing that much.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFhWQLjdo9g had a fanclub.]]
* {{Genki Girl}}: She's known as the group's "Genking"
* ImageSong: "Kiseki wa ma ni Awanai" from Team K 6th Stage.
* PutOnABus: Some fans' interpretation of her transfer to SNH. She was transferred back until the 2013 elections. (see below)
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Her speech in the 2013 elections, rejecting her concurrent position in Team K and claming that she isn't a toy of the management.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She desires to be called cute more often.

'''Nakagawa Haruka'''

Born on 10 February 1992 in Tokyo.

A member of [=JKT48's=] Team J and a former Team A member. One of the remaining third gen members who founded Team B.

Sub unit(s) she's been in are:
*** Watarirouka Hashiritai

* AffectionateNickname: Harugon, Gon
* OlderThanSheLooks
* TheDeterminator: Learnt the Indonesian language to communicate with teammates and fans when she was sent to JKT.

'''Suzuki Mariya'''

A concurrent member of Team K and [=SNH48=].

See Characters/AKB48TeamK for details.

'''Chikano Rina'''

Born on 23 April 1993 in Tokyo.

A fifth-generation member, Chikano was promoted to Team K in 2009 and was subsequently transferred to Team B in the 2009 Shuffle. In 2012 during the Tokyo Dome shuffle, she was sent back to Team K but with the latest group-wide shuffle, she has been moved to [=JKT48=]. While this is a transfer and not a concurrency, it is unclear if this will be permanent or not.
* AffectionateNickname Chikariina
* PutOnABus: Some fans' interpretation of her transfer to JKT.


[[folder:Otona AKB]]
'''Tsukamoto Mariko'''

Born on July 16, 1976. Winner of the Otona AKB project, thus participating in handshakes and concerts from July 16th 2014 to September 1st, when she officially graduated, as part of a publicitary campaign with sweets company Papico. Currently working as a model.
* AffectionateNickname: Mariri, suggested by Shimazaki Haruka.
* ChristmasCake: Oldest member in the group ''ever''. A 37-year-old housewife, mother of two children, who is part of an idol group where most girls aren't even 22.
* ImageSong: "Oshiete Mommy", the song for the Papico CM she stars in.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She dances and looks quite good for her age.


[[folder:Former Notable Members]]

'''Maeda Atsuko'''

Born on July 10, 1991 in Chiba Prefecture.

Joined at the start of AKB's formation and is one of the few members to have participated in almost every single.

Has released four solo singles.

Graduated on August 27, 2012 at the 2012 Tokyo Dome Concert. Currently on an actress and singer career.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** [=AKBIdoling!!!=]
*** Team Dragon from [=AKB48=]
* AffectionateNickname: Acchan
* BigEater: Fans were shocked to find out that she had been having huge breakfast meals.
* BookEnds: Sung the group's first single 'Sakura no Hanabiratachi' ("Cherry Blossom Petals") at her graduation performance, but in a different version called 'Sakura no Hanabira' ("Cherry Blossom Petal").
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Her latest single is called "Time Machine Nante Iranai" (lit. ''I don't want anything like a time machine''), and she sings about now wanting to go back to the past and enjoying the present, and that she doesn't want to get a short hairstyle. Many people interpret this as a reference to how she doesn't miss her time in AKB.
* GemEncrusted: The dress she wore for her graduation was encrusted with Swaroszki jewels. They were encrusted by important people in Atsuko's life, and the last one [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was encrusted by Minami Takahashi, her best friend.]]
* ImageSong: Apart from her solo singles, her graduation song, "Yume no Kawa" is the only one within AKB48 that counts.
* TheLeader: She was the center of nearly every AKB single except for a select few.
* TheAce
* WhenSheSmiles: She looks stunning when she does.

'''Kasai Tomomi'''

Born on November 16th, 1991 in Tokyo

Former 2nd generation member.

Graduated May 3rd, 2013. Currently on a model and singer career. She has released four solo singles.

Sub unit(s) she's been in are:
*** ICE from [=AKB48=]
*** [=AKBIdoling!!=]
*** Queen & Elizabeth
*** Sukeban Girls
* AffectionateNickname Tomo~mi, Chiyuu
* BerserkButton: At a handshake event Tomomi became ''very'' pissed off when some fans called her "ero" (sexy).
* ImageSong: Other than her singles, "Candy" from the fifth Team B stage and "Dakishimeraretara" from the fifth Team K stage were both songs she centered and are still associated with her quite a bit.
* VerbalTic: Is fond of adding "chiyuu" when she speaks.


'''Ono Erena'''

Born on November 26th, 1993 in Tokyo.

A former 2nd generation member.

Graduated in September 27th, 2010 to pursue a singer career: she released 5 singles and 1 album as a solo artist.

On July 1, 2014 she announced her retirement from the entertainment industry.

Sub unit(s) she's been in are:
*** Honegumi from [=AKB48=]
*** [=AKBIdoling!!=]

* AffectionateNickname: Erepyon
* CatGirl: Is dressed like one in the [=PV=] for her single "Erenyan".
* CoverVersion: Released covers of the Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs "Ah, It's a Wonderful Cat Life" and "Senbonzakura" on her second single, the first one complete with a PV containing AttractiveBentGender, SelfBackingVocalist and CatGirl.
* IdenticalStranger: With Team B's Ishida Haruka.
* ImageSong: "First Love", released while she was still an AKB member.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Her fifth single, "Fighting☆Hero".
* OtakuSurrogate: Loves ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'' and draws manga in her spare time, as well as doing {{cosplay}}.
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voiced main character Yuki in the ''Anime/{{ICE}}'' OVA.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Her first single was named "Erepyon" after her nickname, and her first album is titled "Erena".

'''Masuda Yuka'''

Born on 2 August 1991 in Osaka.

A former second generation member.

Graduated in December 2012.

Sub unit(s) she has been in are:
*** [=DiVA=]
* AffectionateNickname: Yuka, Yuttan, Chiro
* ImageSong: 'Stargazer', which she got to sing in the 2015 Request Hour [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming three years after graduating]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Takoyaki
** Her {{Catchphrase}} in 'Team B Oshi' is Takoyaki as well.

'''Nakaya Sayaka'''

Born on 15 October 1991 in Iwate Prefecture.

A former third generation member. Graduated in March 2013 to pursue a career as a seiyuu.

Sub unit(s) she has been in are:
*** [=NO NAME=]
* AffectionateNickname: Nakayan
* {{Meganekko}}: Used to wear glasses during stage perfomances until she switched to contact lenses.
* OtakuSurrogate
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voiced Aida Orine in ''Anime/AKB0048'', Chitose in ''Manga/ChitoseGetYou'' and supporting character Ayano Houjou in ''Literature/{{Moshidora}}''.

'''Shinoda Mariko'''

Born on 11 March 1986 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Former captain of Team A. Also the only member of the group who hasn't been recruited through auditions (1.5 Generation).

Graduated on July 22nd, 2013 to pursue a career on fashion.
* AffectionateNickname Mariko-sama
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Before being part of AKB, she was a waitress in a café next to their theatre. As she couldn't go to the auditions because of her work shift, hundreds of costumers from that café wrote to Akimoto Yasushi (48 family's producer) requesting to hold a special audition for her.
* ChristmasCake: Averted. 27 years and still up and active until July 22nd, 2013 where she finally steps down.
* CoolBigSis Younger members often look up to her and she serves as a sort of mentor.
* CoolShades: Never seen without them in any PV.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Ue Kara Mariko", specially written for her.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Is very popular with female fans.
* TheFashionista: She's a well-known model outside AKB. She also has her own clothes' brand, ''ricori''.
* HugeSchoolgirl: She's this whenever she participates in a school-themed PV.
* ImageSong: "Ue Kara Mariko", "Plastic no Kuchibiru" (released in the 1830m album), and her graduation song "Namida no Sei Janai".
* NiceHat: In "River" and "Ue Kara Mariko".
* TricksterMentor: As sang in "Ue Kara Mariko"'s lyrics ("''Mariko high and mighty! You sadistic girl!''"), she's pretty sadistic. Her character in ''Majisuka Gakuen'' is called Sado for this reason! However, she still cares a lot about her teammates.

'''Akimoto Sayaka'''

Born on 26 July 1988 in Chiba prefecture.

Captain of Team K from the 2009 team shuffle to until the 2012 Team Shuffle, with a break in between when she was suspended due to a scandal.

Graduated on 22 August 2013 at the Tokyo Dome concert, with her final performance on August 28, 2013. Currently on an actress career.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** Chocolove from [=AKB48=]
*** [=DiVA=]

* AffectionateNickname Sayaka, OKARO, Akigori
* AmazonianBeauty: She has a six-pack, a black belt in Aikido, and can carry a 78kg dumbbell. Quite a looker too.
* TheBusCameBack: After a brief scandal, she retook her position as captain of Team K. However, she lost the captain role to fellow team member Oshima Yuko after another team shuffle was announced in 2012.
* ButNotTooForeign: She's half Filipino, half Japanese.
* DemotedToExtra: Stopped being featured in senbatsu after her scandal, with the only exception being "Ue Kara Mariko" (and it was a Janken single)
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
** She's also popular with gay/lesbian fans, as she has shown support to the LGBT community. She even mentioned she wanted to do a Rainbow Stage (a concert for LGBT fans) at the theatre.
* ImageSong: "Mushi no Ballad", her solo from Team K 5th Stage, and her graduation song 'Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aide de'.
** While it's a team song, "UHHO UHOHO" is often associated with her.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish
'''Itano Tomomi'''

Born on 3 July 1991 in Kanagawa prefecture.
Graduated on August 25, 2013 at the Tokyo Dome concert, with her final performance on August 27th, 2013. Currently on a singer career, with five singles and one album released.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** Honegumi from [=AKB48=]
*** [=AKBIdoling!!=]
*** Natto Angels
*** [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Queen & Elizabeth]]
*** Team Dragon from [=AKB48=]

* AffectionateNickname Tomochin
* CatSmile
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Happens in the [=PV=] for 'Eien Pressure',where she somehow manages to change into an outfit (off-screen) for a date while somersaulting!
* CuteLittleFangs
* IdenticalStranger Fans have noted that she looks a lot like Namuro Amie, another popular Japanese singer. Also, lately with Aigasa Moe who has been taking over her AKB performances since her gratuation.
* ImageSong: Apart from her solo singles, "Seifuku Resistance" from Team K 6th Stage is one of her favourite stage songs, and she performed it solo in one of her singles. Her graduation song, "Saigo no Door" also counts.
* TheCutie
* TheFashionista

'''Hirajima Natsumi'''

Born on May 28th 1992 in Tokyo.
A 1st Generation Team A member, later transferred to Team B when it was formed. Graduated on February 5, 2012 at a handshake event after an scandal.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** Watarirouka Hashiritai

* AffectionateNickname: Nacchan.
* AscendedExtra: She was the only graduated member to rank in the 2013 elections, at #62. She's the first member to participate on an AKB single after her graduation.
* PutOnABus: She was a quite popular member during her time at AKB (always ranking at #26, without ever lowering or raising her position), but resigned after supposedly violating the "no dating" rule.

'''Sato Amina'''

Born on 16 October 1990 in Tokyo. Graduated on January 2014, and currently on a seiyuu career.

Subunits she is/has been in are:

* AffectionateNickname Amina, Aminya
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]] Was a ''huge'' fan of AKB prior to joining.
* TheDeterminator: Was one of the last girls of her generation to be promoted. To increase her exposure, she decided to learn ''all the teams' stage dances''. She seemed to do well, because she got #8 in her first election. However, [[DemotedToExtra she has dropped to #33 at the last election]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She rotates between long, black hair and a brownish bob.
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voices Yuuka Ichijou in their official anime: ''Anime/AKB0048''.
** Now she's voicing Arisu Tachibana in ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Cinderella Girls''.
* TheUnfavorite: Not for fans, but for the management: despite ranking three times as part of senbatsu and being beloved by fans, she barely got any spotlight on those senbatsu [=PVs=] she managed to enter in, and wasn't chosen for any A-side outside those from the elections she entered in.

'''Kikuchi Ayaka'''

Born on 30 June 1993 in Tokyo. One of the founding members of Team B. Had her last theater performance April 21st 2014.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** Watarirouka Hashiritai

* AffectionateNickname Ayarin, Kikuji
* AscendedExtra: She got back into a single's senbatsu in "Sayonara Crawl", the first time in ''two years''. She also ranked #8 in the 2013 Janken Tournament, thus becoming part of the senbatsu for the single "Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru". This is the first time she's been featured into a non-summer single since 2008, before her scandal.
* TheBusCameBack: Was fired in 2008 after a scandal but was let back into the group in 2009.
* DemotedToExtra: While she was in Team B, she was extremely popular but following her scandal and her re-entry into the group, Ayarin's popularity dropped and she did not get to take part in A-sides.

'''Nonaka Misato'''

Born on 20 April 1991 in Fukuoka prefecture.

She announced her graduation on February 28, 2014 and graduated in April.
The group's 2012 summer tour, 'Nonaka Misato, Ugoku', was named after her.
* AffectionateNickname Micha, Mii, Monaka
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]
* FanGirl: Of Music/KodaKumi.
* ImageSong: "Himawari", which she got to perform solo during Team K's performances during the 2012 tour.

'''Oshima Yuko'''

Former captain of Team K (2012-14) and previous center of Music/AKB48 after Maeda's graduation (she lost the election to Sashiharo Rino of HKT).

Born on 17 October 1988 in Tochigi prefecture.

Announced her graduation during NHK's 2013 Kouhaku. She graduated on June 2014. Currently on an acting career.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** [=AKBIdoling!!!=]
*** Team Dragon from [=AKB48=]
*** Not Yet
*** Sukeban Girls
* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateNickname Yuuko, Korin, Kurisu
* TheCastShowoff: If there's an AKB-related drama, you can bet Yuko plays a character in it.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She surprised her fans during the 2012 Tokyo Dome concert when she appeared with a piece of her hair shaven.
* GenkiGirl
* ImageSong: "Heavy Rotation", released when she got 1st position in 2010's senbatsu and "Nakinagara Hohoende" (her solo from Team K 3rd Stage) are normally considered as such.
** There's also "Scandalous ni Ikou", her duet with Kojima Haruna which she sang solo during the 2013 summer tour.
** Her two graduation songs were "Maeshika Mukanee" and "Kyou Made no Melody".
* PassingTheTorch: Handpicked the fifteenth generation Mukaichi Mion as the new center for performances of "Heavy Rotation"
* {{Seiyuu}}: Voiced Rinne in the ''Anime/{{ICE}}'' OVA and Merida in the Japanese dub of ''{{Brave}}''.
* ShipTease: Mainly with Minami Takanashi or Haruna Kojima.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Many fans were ''shocked'' to find out she had gotten 1st in the 2010 Senbatsu election and beaten their beloved Acchan.
** And now it's come full circle with Sashiharo Rino (who was actually demoted to [=HKT48=] after a sex scandal) beating her in the 2013 Senbatsu elections (Rino had 150,570 votes to Yuko's 136,503).

'''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.

'''Ikoma Rina'''

Born on 29 December 1995 in Akita Prefecture.

Member of AKB’s [[TheRival rival group]], Nogizaka46, she held a concurrent position on Team B from 2014 to 2015.

* AffectionateNickname: Ikomachan, Ikotan
* AscendedExtra: Had one of the largest jumps from unranked in the 2014 election, all the way to 14th place, placing her in the senbatsu.
* IdenticalStranger: Some fans note that she looks similar to former AKB ace, Maeda Atsuko.
* ImageSong: Nogizaka's "Seifuku no Mannequin".
* OtakuSurrogate: A huge fan of manga and anime and cosplays often.
* ThePrankster
* TheRival: A member of the official rival group.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Got close to Watanabe Mayu during her concurrency

'''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. Graduated on June 25, 2015 to pursue her career as a pianist.

* 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.

'''Kawaei Rina'''

Born on 12 February 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture. One of the victims of the attack during a handshake in January 2014, that ultimately made her announce her graduation in 2015, due to being unable to attend handshakes because of her PSTD. Her graduation ceremony was performed during AKB48's Summer Concert in Super Saitama Arena on August 2, and her last stage performance was on August 4, 2015. She's now on an acting career.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** [=AnRiRe=]
*** [=BKA48=] (Center)
* TheAce: Of the 11th generation.
* {{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". She made it officially to senbatsu in the 2014 elections, ranking #16.
* 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.
* {{Determinator}}: Was attacked during a handshake and couldn't take part in stages or concerts during months, but she made a comeback during the 2014 elections where she stated she would continue as a member of AKB and that she wouldn't let fear dominate her. Doubles as CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Haste and Waste", made for her after becoming Center Baka.
* GamerChick: Carries her pink UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS everywhere.
* GenkiGirl: She even calls herself "Smile Center".
* GirlishPigtails
* ImageSong: "Haste to Waste" and her graduation song "Kimi no Dai-ni shou",
* 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".

'''Kuramochi Asuka'''

Born on 11 September 1989 in Kanagawa prefecture.

She also has a solo single, "Itsumo no Soba ni".

Appointed as Team B Captain during the 2014 shuffle. Lost the position to Yuria in the 2015 shuffle.

Graduated to pursue a career as a sports newscaster, with her last performance on the theater being on August 17th. She also had a small graduation ceremony on the Saitama Super Arena concert on August 2nd.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
*** French Kiss

* AffectionateNickname: Mocchi, Mochiko
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Certainly gives this vibe.
* DemotedToExtra: She was once a member of senbatsu, but has since dropped her ranking in the elections, ranking now in Next Girls.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of pro wrestling and especially of pro wrestler Kobashi Kenta, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming whom she got to meet through [=AKBingo=].]]
* {{Fetish}}: Of ''earlobes''. She's seen frequently trying to bite other members' ears. Her catchphrase in B Garden denotes this, saying "Earlobes are my favorite food / And I also like to gnaw on biceps".
* ImageSong: "Itsumo Soba ni".
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: She's fond of them, as she said in [=AKBingo!=] during the Danso contest. However, Kenta Kobashi has short hair...
* RapunzelHair
* TricksterMentor


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