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'''Iriyama Anna'''

Born on 2 December 1995 in Chiba Prefecture.
One of the victims of the handshake attack in January 2014.

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

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* 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.
* BrainyBrunette: Got the highest score in the same ''Mecha Ike'' program Kawaei Rina got the worst score. Thus, she's often called "AKB's smartest member".
* 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 ''Manga/KOn''.
* 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.
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'''Iwata Karen'''

Born on 13 May 1998 in Miyagi Prefecture.

Sub-units she's been in are:
*** NO NAME
*** Miracle Planet

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* AffectionateNickname: Karen
* AscendedExtra: She was the youngest member to participate in the dubbing of ''Anime/{{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 ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. She has also done several cosplay during handshake events.
* NewTransferStudent: Averted, she was slated to be moved to SKEs Team S during the 2014 shuffle, but had to turn it down.
* {{Seiyuu}}: She voices Nagisa Motomiya in Music/AKB48's official anime, ''Anime/{{AKB0048}}''.
* ShipTease: With Sato Sumire.
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'''Ogasawara Mayu'''

Born on April 11, 1994 in Osaka.

Originally from NMBs Team N, transferred to Team B during the 2014 shuffle. Moved to Team A during the March 2015 shuffle.

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* AffectionateNickname: Maachun
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Italian.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Plays the part since her transfer.
* NewTransferStudent: Transferred over fully from NMB.
* OtakuSurrogate: Is a fan of ''Manga/DeathNote'', and [[http://ameblo.jp/nmb48/entry3-11463040069.html she cosplayed as Koyomi]] from ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' at a handshake event.
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'''Ooya Shizuka'''

Born on 28 December 1991 in Fukuoka prefecture.

Named co-captain of Team B during the 2014 shuffle. Lost the position after being moved to Team A on the 2015 shuffle.
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* AffectionateNickname Shiichan, Shizuchan, Yasshi
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Since cutting her hair short, she tends to play with this, most notably in the Future Girls' "Show Fight".
* {{Determinator}}: She spent a long time being a trainee, longer than other members who are in the same generation as her. [[http://kotaku.com/5687114/the-moment-you-know-you-aint-popular She even ran away from a handshake event because of her lack of popularity]]. However, she managed to rank #29 in 2011's elections.
** Sadly, she dropped down to #59 in the following year, and didn't even rank in 2013.
** Other than the above, her catchphrase is "If you're energetic, you can do anything. I won't say I can't do it!"
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Subverted, her character often falls more in the {{Tomboy}} territory with her {{Bifauxnen}} image, yet she's a pretty good cook, as her father is a chef.
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'''Owada Nana'''

Born on September 15, 1999 in Chiba Prefecture.

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* TheAce: Called this in terms of the fifteenth generation. She even centered AKB's coupling song on "Suzuke Nanchara", "Party is Over".
* AffectionateNickname: Naanya
* AscendedExtra: Got into the senbatsu for "Labrador Retriever".
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'''Kojima Natsuki'''

Born on 8 March 1995 in Chiba prefecture.
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* AffectionateNickname: Nattsun
* HollywoodToneDeaf: There's a RunningGag with her in the group about how terrible she is at singing. She even won a prize at AKB's 2014 Natsu Matsuri for worst singer. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_A2JOEviWk Her solos tend to be ''interesting'', at least.]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: Forms the "bad singing duo" with Muto Tomu.
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'''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=]

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* 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.
** Theres 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.
* RunningGag: Many fans and members speculate about when she'll graduate, as she's AKB's oldest member. She also has make many pranks at events as such, where she states she'll... NOT graduate.
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'''Sasaki Yukari'''

Born on 28 August 1995 in Saitama Prefecture.

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* AffectionateNickname: Yukarun
* AscendedExtra: Ranked #14 in the 2013 Janken Tournament, thus becoming part of the senbatsu of the single "Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru". She has also ranked twice in the elections, making it to Next Girls and Future Girls the following year.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She revealed on a NHK program against bullying that she was bullied in elementary school, and that her classmates wrote messages telling her to die in her desk.
* {{Seiyuu}}: In a sense, she provided the voice for [[ArtificialHuman Eguchi Aimi]] and has also acted as her body double in concerts.
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'''Shimazaki Haruka'''

Born on 30 March 1994 in Saitama prefecture.

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

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* 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 [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku]].
** For the 2014 Janken Tournament, she cosplayed as [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Creamy Mami]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Her main trait. She's extremely salty.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Eien Pressure", composed for her when she won the 3rd Janken Tournament. Also "Douki", her solo used as the ending of ''Series/MajisukaGakuen 3'', although she's expressed several times she's not comfortable singing it as a solo: in live performances she's sang it with Kizaki Yuria (who plays her best friend in the series) and with her fellow 9th generation members.
* 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.
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'''Shiroma Miru'''

Born on October 14, 1997 in Osaka.

A concurrent member with NMB's Team M, where she originates form.

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* AffectionateNickname: Mirurun
* AscendedExtra: After being a staple of NMB's senbatsu since its creation, she finally received a senbatsu position in AKB with "Kibouteki Refrain".
* NewTransferStudent: She's originally from NMB.
* CovertPervert: She usually walks around home naked. Her excuse is that ancient humans did it too.
* SmellyFeet
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ketchup. She loves it so much, she can drink it out of the bottle.
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'''Takahashi Minami'''

Born on 8 April 1991 in Tokyo.

General Manager (Soukantoku) of [=AKB48=] and sister groups. Also has a solo single, "Jane Doe", with a new one to be released soon.

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, but she lost the title to Yokoyama Yui during the March 2015 shuffle.

Has announced her graduation: it'll take place during AKB's 10th anniversary on December 8th, 2015.

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

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* [[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. However, in more recent performances she uses extensions and wears her classic ponytail.
* 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".
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'''Takita Kayoko'''

Born on February 13, 1997 in Chiba.

Team As second choice during the 2013 Draft.
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* AffectionateNickname: Kayoyon
* OtakuSurrogate: Loves drawing, manga, and video games.
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'''Taniguchi Megu'''

Born on November 12, 1998 in Tokyo.
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* AffectionateNickname: Megutan
* 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.
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'''Nakanishi Chiyori'''

Born on May 12, 1995 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Originally from Music/HKT48, transferred to ABKs Team A during the 2014 shuffle.

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* AffectionateNickname: Chori
* ChildhoodFriends: With Tani Marika, a fellow former HKT member who was also transferred (in Tani's case, to SKE)
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Kimi wo Omou", about her and Tani Marika's transfer to AKB and SKE, first performed during the HKT 2014 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.
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'''Nakamura Mariko'''

Born on 16 December 1993 in Chiba prefecture.

Has become the co-captain of Team A following the 2014 group shuffle.
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* 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".
* TeamMom
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'''Nishiyama Rena'''

Born on January 1st, 2001 in Chiba.

Team As first choice during the 2013 draft.
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* AffectionateNickname: Renarin, Nissy
* PinkIsFeminine: Her favourite colour.
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'''Hirata Rina'''

Born on 16 July 1998 in Fukuoka prefecture. Some sources say that she was born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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* AffectionateNickname: Hillary
* AfraidOfNeedles
* AscendedExtra: Won 3rd place in the 2013 Janken Tournament which makes her one of the front row girls for the 34th single.
* ButNotTooForeign: She was born in Japan, but she spent most of her childhood in Arizona.
** She is also part American, on her father's side.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: Managed to beat SKE's Suda Akari in a limbo challenge. As in Suda Akari who had previously beaten two Olympic athletes in a limbo contest. Hillary managed to limbo under a 19cm (7.5'') bar.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her nickname can be either romanized as Hirari, Hillary or Hilary.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish
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'''Maeda Ami'''

Born on 1 June 1995 in Tokyo.

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* 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. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYg6DQv8nn4 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.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Had RapunzelHair up to mid 2014, when she cut it short.
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'''Miyawaki Sakura'''

Born on March 19, 1998 in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Holds a concurrent position from HKTs Team KIV.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Was a child actress before debuting as an idol.
* AffectionateNickname: Sakura, Sakuratan
* 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". She's also the main character in "Majisuka Gakuen 4".
** 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.

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'''Miyazaki Miho'''

Born on 30 July 1993 in Tokyo.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** Natto Angels Z

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* AffectionateNickname: Myao
* DemotedToExtra: Used to be a sembatsu member but has not been selected to perform in A-sides since 2010. She also dropped out of the rankings after the 5th General Election.
** In 2014, she managed to rank again, but only making it to Upcoming Girls, and lost her rank the following year.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of {{Kpop}}.
** She even hangs out with Music/CrayonPop on occasion.
* NervesOfSteel: Has never lost a game of Shoujiki Shouji (a game played in AKBingo where members have to answer personal questions while tied to a polygraph that detects if they're lying)
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'''Yamada Nanami'''

Born on February 9 1999 in Hyogo Prefecture.

Also a member of AKB's Team 8.

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* AffectionateNickname: Nanamichan, Nanami, Yamada
* LastNameBasis: One of her nicknames is her just family name which is a bit strange in AKB. Even fellow Team 8 members will only refer to her as Yamada.
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'''Yokoyama Yui'''

Born on 8 December 1992 in Kyoto.

Captain of Team A from of July 22nd, 2013 until February 24th, 2014 when she was moved to become captain of Team K. Moved back to Team A as its captain at the March 2015 shuffle.

On December 8th, 2014, Takahashi Minami named her as her successor as Soukantoku (general manager) of all 48 groups upon her graduation.

Sub-units she is/has been in are:
*** Not Yet
*** Miracle Planet

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* AffectionateNickname: Yui, Yuihan
* ImageSong: "Mienai Sora wa Itsudemo Aoi" on Not Yet's single "Hiri Hiri no Hana", written for her after she passed the U-Can challenge.
* KindheartedCatLover
* NewTransferStudent: She was called this as a joke when she joined AKB: she's from Kyoto (instead of somewhere near Tokyo, where most of AKB members are from), and actually auditioned for SKE before joining AKB. Also played straight, as she held a concurrent position in NMB during a few months.
* OneSteveLimit: Shares the same full name with Team 8 member Yokoyama Yui. The two have different spellings from kanji though.
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