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Characters: AKB 48 Team B
Ikoma Rina

Born on 29 December 1995 in Akita Prefecture.

Member of AKB’s rival group, Nogizaka46, who holds a concurrent position in Team B as of the 2014 shuffle.



Izuta Rina

Born on 26 November 1995 in Saitama Prefecture.

Uchiyama Natsuki

Born on September 25, 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

She also released a book on the Japanese Constitution in 2014.



Umeta Ayano

Born on March 20, 1999 in Tokyo.



Ogasawara Mayu

Born on April 11, 1994 in Osaka.

Originally from NMB’s Team N, transferred to Team B during the 2014 shuffle.



Oshima Ryoka

Born on 21 August 1998 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Owada Nana

Born on September 15, 1999 in Chiba Prefecture.


  • The Ace: Called this in terms of the fifteenth generation. She even centered AKB's coupling song on "Suzuke Nanchara", "Party is Over".
  • Affectionate Nickname: Naanya
  • Ascended Extra: Got into the senbatsu for "Labrador Retriever".

Ooya Shizuka

Born on 28 December 1991 in Fukuoka prefecture.

Named co-captain of Team B during the 2014 shuffle.
  • Affectionate Nickname 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. 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!"
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: 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.

Kashiwagi 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.Has become a concurrent member with NMB 48's Team N. 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 holds a concurrency.
  • 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.

Kawamoto Saya

Born on August 31, 1998 in Hokkaido.

Team B’s second choice in the draft.

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.

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



Takajo Aki

Born on 3 October 1991 in Tokyo.

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


Takahashi Juri

Born on 3 October 1997 in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Takeuchi Miyu

Born on 12 January 1996 in Tokyo.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Miyumiyu
  • Seiyuu: Voiced the minor character Hazuki Yanagikawa in AKB48's official anime AKB0048, although she's hardly noticeable.

Tanabe Miku

Born on 2 December 1992 in Shiga prefecture.

One of the original Team B members.

Tomonaga Mio

Born on May 17, 1998 in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Holds a concurrent position from HKT’s Team KIV.

Sub-unit(s) shes been in are:
  • Tentoumu Chu!


  • Affectionate Nickname: Mio, Miotashu
  • Ascended Extra: One of only a few fresh Kenkyuusei that has ranked in the Sousenkyo. She ranked 59th during the 5th one. She was also featured in AKB's "Sayonara Crawl" and was chosen as part of the double center with Meru in "Melon Juice".
    • She managed to jump up from 59th all the way to 27th in the 2014 elections, ending up in Under Girls.
  • New Transfer Student: Concurrent with her original group, HKT.

Natori Wakana

Born on 7 June 1995 in Tokyo.

Nozawa 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.

Hashimoto Hikari

Born on June 17, 1997 in Kanagawa Prefecture.



Hirata Rina

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



Fukuoka Seina

Born on August 1, 2000 in Kanagawa Prefecture.



Yokoshima Aeri

Born on December 17, 1999 in Aichi.

Team B’s first pick in the 2013 draft.

Watanabe 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 4 solo singles.

Sub-units she's been in are:
  • Watarirouka Hashiritai
  • Team Dragon from AKB48
  • NO NAME
  • 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.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Got injured several times, causing her to miss out on several early stage performances.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her trademark hairstyle. However, lately shes been growing out of them.
    • She even collaborated with the official rival group Nogizaka46 on a song called "Twin Tail wa Mou Shinai"(No More Twin Tails).
  • 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")
  • Otaku Surrogate: Self proclaimed!
    • She even has an unofficial group, aptly titled Ota4, 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.

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