- Affectionate Nickname: Miyabi
- The Bus Came Back: 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 MoeBorn on April 6, 1998 in Kanagawa Prefecture.
- Affectionate Nickname: Moechan
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- Identical Stranger: With Itano Tomomi, and has been called the next Tomochin, dying her hair like her and taking her part in units.
Abe MariaBorn on 29 November 1995 in Kyoto.
- Affectionate Nickname: AbeMaru, Maria
- Important Haircut: Uploaded a video on AKB's official YouTube channel where she cut her hair short to show her determination to become a model just before the 5th elections. It's already grown back though.
Ishida HarukaBorn on 2 December 1993 in Saitama prefecture. An original 5th generation member.Subunits she is/has been in are:
- NO NAME
- Affectionate Nickname Harukyan
- Ascended Extra: Was 2nd place in the 2010 Janken Tournament and got to participate in its single "Chance no Junban".
- Catch Phrase: "Chouzetsu kawaii!" ("Excellent charm!") in "Team B Oshi".
- Cosplay: Dressed up as Dangan Ronpa's Chihiro Fujisaki for 2015's Janken Tournament.
- Identical Stranger: She's known for resembling Ono Erena, a former Team K member.
- Otaku Surrogate: She loves YuYu Hakusho and Hunter × Hunter.
- Seiyuu: Voices Kanata Shimonome in their official anime: AKB0048.
Ichikawa ManamiBorn on August 26, 1999 in Tokyo
- Affectionate Nickname: Manami
- Passionate Sportsgirl: She's very athletic, and can pitch a basketball across 35m.
Kodama HarukaBorn on 19 September 1996 in Fukuoka Prefecture.Also a member of HKT's Team H. Formerly a concurrent member of Team A, transferred to Team K in the 2015 shuffle.
- Affectionate Nickname: Haruppi
- Ascended Extra: Ranked 37th during the 5th Sousenkyo from not ranked.
- Demoted to Extra: 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!".
- Forehead of Doom: It's her charm point.
- New Transfer Student: Shes originally from HKT48.
- Speech Impediment: Her lisp makes her quite adorable though.
Shinozaki AyanaBorn on January 8, 1996 in Saitama Prefecture
- Affectionate Nickname: Ayanan
- Snub by Omission: 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 KanaBorn on 17 May 1991 in Saitama prefecture.One of three remaining second generation members, and the only one left in AKB.Has announced her graduation.
- Affectionate Nickname KK, Kana, Kacchii, Kacchan, Kanachan
- Demoted to Extra: 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.
- The Ditz: Known for her “baka” character.
- Image Song: "Kurukurupaa" from Team K's third stage and "16nin Shimai no Uta" from Team K's fourth stage, both of which she centered.
- Long Runner: She's the not-graduated member with most theater performances.
Gotou MoeBorn on May 20, 2001 in Aichi.Team K’s first choice in the 2013 draft.
- Affectionate Nickname: Moekyun
Shimada HarukaBorn 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
- Affectionate Nickname: Haruu, Shimagon, Urabanchou. Japanese fans also call her "Giant".
- Ascended Extra: Was the captain of Team 4 while Oba Mina was suspended due to underage drinking.
- Big Eater: 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 HinanaBorn on July 19th, 2001 in Chiba.Team K’s second choice in the 2013 draft.
- Affectionate Nickname: Hinana
Suzuki MariyaBorn on 29 April 1991 in Saitama Prefecture.Was originally promoted to Team A in 2009, but was transferred to Team B after Suzuki Shihori left. She was transferred along with Miyazawa Sae to SNH 48 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 SNH’s Team SII and AKB’s Team K.
- Affectionate Nickname: Mariyannu
- Catchphrase: Sanji no oyatsu wa Mariyannu! (The three o'clock snack is Mariyannu) in 'Team B Oshi'.
- New Transfer Student: To SNH.
- Put on a Bus: The fans' interpretation of her transfer to SNH. She's back, though.
Takajo AkiBorn on 3 October 1991 in Tokyo.Only remaining member from the 6th generation. Held a concurrent position with JKT's Team J between 2012 and 2014.Has announced her graduation.Sub-units she's been in are:
- French Kiss
- Affectionate Nickname: Akicha, Aki
- Demoted to Extra: Stopped being featured in senbatsu since 2012's "Manatsu no Sounds Good!", with the exception of "Sayonara Crawl". Her lack of exposure also meant she lost her position as Undergirls' center.
- Identical Stranger: With Sato Takeru of Kamen Rider Den-O fame.
- Important Haircut: Cut her hair short in May 2014 for a role in a drama (which included a scene where her character has an Important Hair Cut).
- Put on a Bus: The fans' interpretation of her transfer to JKT. She had a quite solid fanbase in both groups now, but she couldn't keep her position as Undergirls center and has dropped a few ranks.
Tano YuukaBorn on 7 March 1997 in Tokyo.
- Amazonian Beauty: Has the best six-pack in the whole 48 family ever seen since Akimoto Sayaka graduated.
- Affectionate Nickname: Tanochan
- Ascended Extra: 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".
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Only 150cm, yet has excellent force due to her dancer training.
Nagao MariyaBorn on 10 March 1994 in Kanagawa prefecture.Has announced her graduation.
- Affectionate Nickname: Mariyagi, Yagishan, Maricha
- Ascended Extra: 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 ChisatoBorn on 8 October 1990 in Saitama prefecture.
- Affectionate Nickname Chiichan, Chiimero
- Covert Pervert: Likes to touch other members out of the blue and to bathe with them. Her dream is to bathe with Takamina before she graduates.
- Determinator: She failed her first two auditions for AKB, but passed the 4th generation audition.
Fujita NanaBorn on 28 December 1996 in Tokyo.Winner of the 2015 Janken Tournament, thus earning a solo debut in the form of the single "Migiashi Evidence".
- Affectionate Nickname: Naana
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- Image Song: Her solo single "Migiashi Evidence".
- Sexy Stewardess: Her outfit during the 2015 Janken tournament.
- Yuri Fan
Minegishi MinamiBorn on November 15th, 1992 in TokyoOne 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
- Affectionate Nickname: Miichan
- Demoted to Extra: Demoted to kenkyuusei after her scandal and lost her position in senbatsu in the last elections.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: 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.
- Image Song: "Gyakuten Oujisama" from Team K's 6th stage.
- Nice Hat: Wore them during most of 2013 to hide her wigline or short hair, in case she wasn't wearing one.
- The Prankster
- Self-Duplication: 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"◊
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: It's a part of her character. Even her song for Ameba Pigg battle is titled 'I Need Screentime'!
- Traumatic Haircut: When she was caught having a boyfriend in early 2013 she shaved her head almost bald.
Muto TomuBorn on 25 June 1994 in Tokyo.
- Affectionate Nickname: Tomu
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Considered one of AKB's worst singers.
- Those Two Girls: Forms the "bad singing duo" with Kojima Natsuki. See for yourself.
Yamamoto SayakaBorn on July 14th, 1993 in Osaka.Captain of Team N and leader of NMB. Also holds a concurrent position with AKB’s Team K as of the 2014 shuffle.
- Affectionate Nickname: Sayanee
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- The Cast Showoff: 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.
- Image Song: "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.
- Important Haircut: 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.
- The Leader
- Megane: She usually wears contact lenses, but when she's not on stage she wears glasses. And she looks stunning when she does.◊
- New Transfer Student: Originally from NMB from where she holds a concurrency.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Milky's girly girl.
- Trickster Mentor: She can be silly at times, but she truly cares for NMB.
Yumoto AmiBorn on October 3, 1997 in Saitama Prefecture
- Action Girl: Dressed as a ninja during the 2013 Janken Tournament and showcased a rather impressive backflip.
- Affectionate Nickname: Yuami
- Ascended Extra: 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".