• The Face Of The Band: Sasshi, Meru, and Mio. The latter two are Kenkyuusei. Haruppi used to be the Center until Meru came.
    • Now, both Haruppi and Sakuratan seem to become HKT's first generation's aces, and fandom appreciates them as such.
  • Signature Song: "Suki! Suki! Skip!"
  • The Scrappy: Tashima Meru. A trainee chosen by Executive Meddling as center in 2013, replacing the hardworker and beloved by fans Kodama Haruka. Things have gotten better since then though, now that Haruppi has gotten her chance to shine in the spotlight thanks to her AKB transfer, and she ranks higher than Meru in elections.