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AKB48 Profile

AKB48 is a Japanese female idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where, on the 8th floor of a Don Quijote store, the band’s own theater is located.

AKB48 holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s “largest pop group”.Currently, it consists of four teams: Team A, Team K, and Team B with 16 members each and Team 4 with 11 members, summing up to a total of 59 members as of September 2, 2011.

Furthermore, there are a number of aspiring members, who are called “kenkyūsei” (“trainees”). Each team produces a new own concert show each theatrical season.

Major Debut: 2006

Albums

Team A

Team A’s captain Minami Takahashi is also the leader of the entire group.[79]

Name
Misaki Iwasa (岩佐 美咲?) (January 30, 1995 in Chiba)
Aika Ōta (多田 愛佳?) (December 8, 1994 in Saitama)
Shizuka Ōya (大家 志津香?) (December 28, 1991 in Fukuoka)
Haruka Katayama (片山 陽加?) (May 10, 1990 in Aichi)
Asuka Kuramochi (倉持 明日香?) (Sept. 11, 1989 in Kanagawa)
Haruna Kojima (小嶋 陽菜?) (April 19, 1988 in Saitama)
Rino Sashihara (指原 莉乃?) (November 21, 1992 in Ōita)
Mariko Shinoda (篠田 麻里子?) (March 11, 1986 in Fukuoka)
Aki Takajō (高城 亜樹?) (October 3, 1991 in Tōkyō)
Minami Takahashi (高橋 みなみ?) (April 8, 1991 in Tōkyō)
Haruka Nakagawa (仲川 遥香?) (February 10, 1992 in Tōkyō)
Chisato Nakata (中田 ちさと?) (October 8, 1990 in Saitama)
Sayaka Nakaya (仲谷 明香?) (October 15, 1991 in Iwate)
Atsuko Maeda (前田 敦子?) (July 10, 1991 in Chiba)
Ami Maeda (前田 亜美?) (June 1, 1995 in Tōkyō)
Natsumi Matsubara (松原 夏海?) (June 19, 1990 in Fukuoka)

Team K

Sayaka Akimoto is captain of Team K.[80]

Name
Sayaka Akimoto (秋元 才加?) (July 26, 1988 in Chiba)
Tomomi Itano (板野 友美?) (July 3, 1991 in Kanagawa)
Mayumi Uchida (内田 眞由美?) (December 27, 1993 in Tōkyō)
Ayaka Umeda (梅田 彩佳?) (January 3, 1989 in Fukuoka)
Yūko Ōshima (大島 優子?) (October 17, 1988 in Tochigi)
Ayaka Kikuchi (菊地 あやか?) (June 30, 1993 in Tōkyō)
Miku Tanabe (田名部 生来?) (December 2, 1992 in Shiga)
Tomomi Nakatsuka (中塚 智実?) (June 18, 1993 in Saitama)
Moeno Nitō (仁藤 萌乃?) (July 22, 1992 in Tōkyō)
Misato Nonaka (野中 美郷?) (April 20, 1991 in Fukuoka)
Reina Fujie (藤江 れいな?) (February 1, 1994 in Chiba)
Sakiko Matsui (松井 咲子?) (December 10, 1990 in Saitama)
Minami Minegishi (峯岸 みなみ?) (November 15, 1992 in Tōkyō)
Sae Miyazawa (宮澤 佐江?) (August 13, 1990 in Tōkyō)
Yui Yokoyama (横山 由依?) (December 8, 1992 in Kyōto)
Rumi Yonezawa (米沢 瑠美?) (June 6, 1991 in Saitama)

Team B

Yuki Kashiwagi is Team B’s captain.

Name
Haruka Ishida (石田 晴香?) (December 2, 1993 in Saitama)
Tomomi Kasai (河西 智美?) (November 16, 1991 in Tōkyō)
Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木 由紀?) (July 15, 1991 in Kagoshima)
Rie Kitahara (北原 里英?) (June 24, 1991 in Aichi)
Kana Kobayashi (小林 香菜?) (May 17, 1991 in Saitama)
Mika Komori (小森 美果?) (July 19, 1994 in Aichi)
Amina Satō (佐藤 亜美菜?) (October 16, 1990 in Tōkyō)
Sumire Satō (佐藤 すみれ?) (November 20, 1993 in Saitama)
Natsuki Satō (佐藤 夏希?) (July 1, 1990 in SapporoHokkaidō)
Shihori Suzuki (鈴木 紫帆里?) (February 17, 1994 in Kanagawa)
Mariya Suzuki (鈴木 まりや?) (April 29, 1991 in Saitama)
Rina Chikano (近野 莉菜?) (April 23, 1993 in Tōkyō)
Natsumi Hirajima (平嶋 夏海?) (May 28, 1992 in Tōkyō)
Yuka Masuda (増田 有華?) (August 3, 1991 in Osaka)
Miho Miyazaki (宮崎 美穂?) (July 30, 1993 in Tōkyō)
Mayu Watanabe (渡辺 麻友?) (March 26, 1994 in Saitama)

Team 4

The team was announced on June 7, 2011.[67]

Name
Maria Abe (阿部 マリア?) (November 29, 1995 in Kanagawa)
Miori Ichikawa (市川 美織?) (February 12, 1994 in Saitama)
Anna Iriyama (入山 杏奈?) (December 3, 1995 in Chiba)
Mina Ōba (大場 美奈?) (April 3, 1992 in Kanagawa)
Haruka Shimazaki (島崎 遥香?) (March 30, 1994 in Saitama)
Haruka Shimada (島田 晴香?) (December 16, 1992 in Shizuoka)
Miyu Takeuchi (竹内 美宥?) (January 12, 1996 in Tōkyō)
Mariya Nagao (永尾 まりや?) (March 10, 1994 in Kanagawa)
Shiori Nakamata (仲俣 汐里?) (July 25, 1992 in Tōkyō)
Mariko Nakamura (中村 麻里子?) (December 16, 1993 in Chiba)
Suzuran Yamauchi (山内 鈴蘭?) (December 8, 1994 in Chiba)

Trainees

  1. Rina Izuta (伊豆田 莉奈?) (November 26, 1995 in Saitama)
  2. Rena Katō (加藤 玲奈?) (July 10, 1997 in Chiba)
  3. Marina Kobayashi (小林 茉里奈?) (February 24, 1996 in Tōkyō)
  4. Nana Fujita (藤田 奈那?) (December 28, 1996 in Tōkyō)
  5. Rina Kawaei (川栄 李奈?) (February 12, 1995 in Kanagawa)
  6. Natsuki Kojima (小嶋 菜月?) (March 8, 1995 in Chiba)
  7. Wakana Natori (名取 稚菜?) (June 7, 1995 in Tōkyō)
  8. Ayaka Morikawa (森川 彩香?) (March 24, 1996 in Saitama)
  9. Karen Iwata (岩田 華怜?) (May 13, 1998 in Miyagi)
  10. Miyu Ōmori (大森 美優?) (September 3, 1998 in Kanagawa)
  11. Erena Saeed Yokota (サイード 横田 絵玲奈?) (April 15, 1997 in Tōkyō)
  12. Yukari Sasaki (佐々木 優佳里?) (August 28, 1995 in Saitama)
  13. Rika Suzuki (鈴木 里香?) (January 10, 1997 in Tōkyō)
  14. Juri Takahashi (高橋 朱里?) (October 3, 1997 in Ibaraki)
  15. Yūka Tano (田野 優花?) (March 7, 1997 in Tōkyō)
  16. Rina Hirata (平田 梨奈?) (July 16, 1998 in Fukuoka)
  17. Tomu Mutō (武藤 十夢?) (November 25, 1994 in Tōkyō)
  18. Aimi Eguch (江口愛実?) (February 11, 1995 in Saitama)

C: wikipedia & AKB48’s official website


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