Characters / SKE 48 Notable Former Members Kumi

Born on June 13, 1994 in Aichi prefecture.

Former Team S Member. Graduated on May 6, 2013.

Sub-units she's been in are:
  • NO NAME Sawako

Born on September 14, 1988 in Osaka.

Former Team KII member. Graduated on May 6, 2013 to pursue a career in voice acting.

Sub-units she's been in are:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Shawako
  • Seiyuu: Voiced Suzuko Kanzaki in AKB48's official Anime AKB0048
    • She made her Seiyuu debut outside of the AKB48 groups by voicing a minor Consulter character in Love Lab.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Even though she speaks very quietly (so quiet, you can barely hear her), when she performs a scene from Takarazuka, which she's a HUGE fan of, she can belt out a deep voice that contrasts from her normal Shrinking Violet type of speech. Nanako

Born on November 11, 1996 in Aichi prefecture.

Former Team E member. Graduated on December 22nd, 2013 to focus on her studies. Seira

Born on April 30, 1992 in Mie Prefecture. Announced her graduation in November 2013, and graduated in February 2014. Manatsu

Born on May 10, 1996 in Aichi Prefecture.

Announced her graduation in November 2013 to focus on her studies and had her last theater performance on March 23, 2014. Shiori

Born on March 29, 1995 in Mie prefecture.

Graduated in April 2014. Aki

Born on March 14, 1988 in Mie Prefecture

Was formerly a 4th generation AKB48 trainee before she moved to SKE48.

Announced her graduation on March 13th, 2014, had her last stage on April 23, 2014. Yukiko

Former member of Team KII. Born on December 20, 1993 in Aichi prefecture. Graduated on November 27, 2014.

After graduating, she changed her name to Kinoshita Michelle and became a model.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Yukko
  • Ascended Extra: Ranked for the first time in the 2014 elections at #30, making her a member of the Undergirls.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She is half-Spanish. Funnily enough, her favourite HKT member is Anna Murashige, another half-blood.
    • Bilingual Bonus: She's fluent in both Spanish and Japanese.
    • She revealed in a Team KII theatre stage that her middle name was "Andrea" Yuuka

Born on January 24, 1989 in Aichi Prefecture

Captain of Team S until the 2014 shuffle, and captain of SKE48 from April 2013 to her graduation.

Was formerly a 4th generation AKB48 trainee before she moved to SKE48.

Graduated on March 22, 2015.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Nishishi, Chunchun, Nishinaka.
  • Bifauxnen
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being Captain, fellow members such as Kizaki Yuria, Masana Ooya, and Matsui Jurina are much more popular than her.
  • New Transfer Student: Originally an AKB trainee, she moved to SKE when Team S was formed, becoming the first member of the 48 family to be transferred.
  • Tomboy With A Girly Strike: A fan of shoujo manga, despite her looks.
    • In the SKE drama "Mousou Deka", she wore a princess dress and spoke in a more girly voice than normal.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Played with. The members often joke that she might be a boy in disguise. Airi

Born on December 13, 1989 in Aichi prefecture.

Appointed as the new Team KII captain during the 2014 shuffle.

Graduated on March 30, 2015 to pursue an illustrator career.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Airin
  • Ascended Extra: Ranked twice in the elections in the Undergirls, although in 2014 she dropped a bit and became part of Next Girls. She's also been a staple of SKE's senbatsu since Team KII's formation.
  • Author Avatar: "Chibi Airin", used in her G+ as a super-deformed version of herself.
  • Determinator: Failed 2 Morning Musume auditions (in 2004 and 2005) and SKE's 1st Generation audition, but it didn't stop her from trying to become an idol, until she became one of the founding members of Team KII.
  • Otaku: Self-proclaimed in her catchphrase. Also does cosplay and draws fanart in her spare time. She's even known as the "anisong" queen!
  • Those Two Girls: With Churi. Riho

Born on July 17, 1993 in Aichi Prefecture. Graduated on April 30, 2015. Mieko

Born on June 24, 1986 in Aichi prefecture.

Graduated on March 22, 2015. Rena

Born on July 27, 1991 in Aichi prefecture

Captain of Team E until the 2014 shuffle, and the other half of WMatsui with Matsui Jurina. Considered one of SKE's aces.

From 2014 to 2015 she was given a concurrency with The Rival group Nogizaka 46.

Graduated to focus on her acting career. Her graduation concert was held on August 30 on Toyota Stadium.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Rena
  • Feel No Pain: She often slaps herself before going on stage or getting ready for a performance, usually to pump herself up when the atmosphere is tense.
    • One famous story is that, to relieve the pain in her hips, she started banging her head against a clothing rack.
    • Another very famous trait is that Rena is able to down spicy food that would normally leave someone unable to finish it.
      • It was this such fact that her character name in Majisuka Gakuen was "Gekikara", which means "super spicy".
  • Image Song: "Kareha no Station", her solo song from S3. Also, "Maenomeri", her graduation single, and "2588 Days", her actual graduation song.
  • Important Haircut: After her graduation she cut her hair in a short bob for a drama, but she commented on how she thought of this chance as a way of moving on from her idol persona.
  • Promoted Fangirl: She has been in most of AKB48's A-side singles since "10-nen Zakura".
  • New Transfer Student: To Nogizaka 46, The Rival group.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Follows a great number of series each season and is a fangirl of the Gundam franchise.
    • She's also a huge fan of idols, which of course include AKB, AND she's a lolicon (loves younger members).
  • Rail Enthusiast
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Jurina's red (although in "TWO ROSES" Rena wears red)
  • Ship Tease: Fans, and even members, often ship her and Jurina together (W Matsui, Juri Rena, JR, etc.)
    • Some goes for her with Furukawa Airi (Ren Airin). Sae

Born on 13 August 1990 in Tokyo.

A SNH48's Team SII member, and formerly an original member of Team K. In 2014 she was given a concurrent position with SKE's Team S and was chosen as its captain.

Graduated on March 31st, 2016.

Subunits she is/has been in are:
  • Chocolove from AKB48
  • DiVA

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