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Characters / AKB 48 Team B

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-umetaayanob2014_2530.jpgUmeta Ayano

Born on March 20, 1999 in Tokyo.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-oshimaryokab2014_5584.jpgOshima Ryoka

Born on 21 August 1998 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Named Team B's vice captain in the 2015 shuffle.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-kashiwagiyukib2014_4426.jpgKashiwagi Yuki

Born on 15 July 1991 in Kagoshima prefecture.

Was the former captain of Team B from the 2009 team shuffle to until the 2012 team shuffle.A concurrent member with NMB's Team N from 2014 to the 2015 shuffle, where she was appointed to become a concurrent member with NGT's Team NIII. She's one of the original Team B members.

Has two solo singles: "Shortcake" and "Birthday Wedding".

Sub-units she's been in are:
  • French Kiss
  • BKA48

  • Affectionate Nickname: Yukirin, Black Kashiwagi, Marimokkori
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Often called black-hearted by the other members.
  • Breast Expansion: Some of the fans accused her of getting breast enhancement surgery and she angrily denied the accusations.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Subverted. She can't even crack an egg properly.
  • Image Song: Apart from her two solo singles "Shortcake" and "Birthday Wedding", "Yokaze no Shiwaza" from Team B 5th Stage, "Chinmoku" from French Kiss' single "If", "Mayonaka no Hamigaki" from French Kiss' single "Saisho no Mail" and "Kazanbai" from French Kiss' single "Romance Privacy".
  • Large Ham: Usually very feminine and ladylike, but she goes all out when reacting to something.
  • New Transfer Student: To NMB's Team N, where she held a concurrency, and currently to NGT's Team NIII. Ironically, she's much older than most of their members (except Kitarie, who was moved there from AKB anyway)
  • The Ojou
  • Reaction Shot: There's a reason she's called the "Reaction Queen".
  • Seiyuu: Voiced Rumi Fujisaki in Sket Dance and Marimo Nogami in the OVA Marimo no Hana.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-kizakiyuria42014_4823.jpgKizaki Yuria

Born on February 11, 1996 in Aichi Prefecture

Originally from SKE’s Team S, moved to AKB’s Team 4 as co-captain during the 2014 shuffle. Moved to Team B and made captain on the 2015 shuffle.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-takeuchimiyub2014_3800.jpgTakeuchi Miyu

Born on 12 January 1996 in Tokyo.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Miyumiyu
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Has absolute pitch and can play the trumpet, the guitar and the piano, the latter since she was two years old.
  • Seiyuu: Voiced the minor character Hazuki Yanagikawa in AKB48's official anime AKB0048, although she's hardly noticeable.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-tatsuyamakiho2014shuffle_6946.jpgTatsuya Makiho

Born on October 19, 2001 in Tokyo

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-tanabemikub2014_9017.jpgTanabe Miku

Born on 2 December 1992 in Shiga prefecture.

One of the original Team B members.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-nozawarenab2014_3182.jpgNozawa Rena

Born on May 6, 1998 in Nagoya.

Originates from JKT’s Team J, that she held a concurrency with while in Team K for a while, but was officially moved to just Team B during the 2014 shuffle.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Rena-chan
  • Ascended Extra: She's the first original JKT member to hold a concurrent position in AKB and to participate in the Janken tournament.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She was born in Japan, but has lived since she was young in Indonesia due to her parents' work.
    • Bilingual Bonus: Due to this, she's fluent in both Indonesian and Japanese. She also speaks English and French.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover
  • New Transfer Student: She's originally from JKT. She was going to announce her graduation because her parents were going back to Japan and she couldn't stay in Indonesia by herself. A manager interrupted her speech and offered her to become a concurrent member on AKB during her stay in Japan.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-fukuokaseinab2014_4284.jpgFukuoka Seina

Born on August 1, 2000 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-yokoshimaaerib2014_1935.jpgYokoshima Aeri

Born on December 17, 1999 in Aichi.

Team B’s first pick in the 2013 draft.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/280px-watanabemayub2014_2723.jpgWatanabe Mayu

Born on 26 March 1994 in Saitama Prefecture. One of the founder members of Team B and AKB's current center after the 2014 elections.

Has also released 5 solo singles.

Sub-units she's been in are:
  • Watarirouka Hashiritai
  • Team Dragon from AKB48
  • Miracle Planet

  • Affectionate Nickname Mayuyu
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Subverted. Although she has one of the highest pitched voices in AKB48, her singing voice is really quite nice and cute.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her third single, "Hikaru Monotachi", is basically a parody of the Vocaloid phenomenon.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Grew out of her twintails in 2014, and in 2015 she got her hair cut shorter.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Got injured several times, causing her to miss out on several early stage performances.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her trademark hairstyle. However, lately she's been growing out of them.
  • Image Song: Any of her singles' songs, along with "Zannen Shoujo" (from Team B 4th Stage) and "Nantai Renai Kuragekko" (from Watarirouka Hashiritai's single "Seishun no Flag"), as well as her senbatsu single "Kokoro no Placard".
  • Otaku Surrogate: Self proclaimed!
    • She even has an unofficial group, aptly titled Ota 4, aka Otaku 4 with 3 other members.
  • Robot Girl: Members of AKB jokingly call her CG ("Cyborg Girl") due to the fact that she doesn't sweat at all.
  • Seiyuu: Voices Chieri Sono in their official anime: AKB0048. She also voiced Natsuki Ryouura in Sunrise's movie Nerawareta Gakuen.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Managed to rank first in the 2014 election, managing to beat Sashihara Rino, the previous number one.