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AKB48 Kenkyuusei (Trainees) Profile

AKB48 Kenkyuusei (Trainees) Profile: AKB48 Kenkyuusei (Trainees) Facts

AKB48 Kenkyuusei are trainees that will debut in one of the five teams in AKB48. The trainees are under Kings Records Sub-label You! Be Cool.

AKB48 Kenkyussei:
Kurosu Haruka

Stage Name: Kurosu Haruka (黒須遥香)
Birth Name: Kurosu Haruka (黒須遥香)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 28, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Kurosu Haruka Facts:
-She was born in Saitama, Japan
-Nickname: Haachan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyussei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Trying Out New Food
-Special Skill: Soccer
-Bound to debut in Team 4

Sato Minami

Stage Name: Sato Minami (佐藤美波)
Birth Name: Sato Minami (佐藤美波)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 3, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 153 cm (5’1″)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: O
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Sato Minami Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Minami
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Drawing, Dancing, Singing, Watching Anime, and Walking
-Favorite 48 Group Song: Heavy Rotation
-Favorite Anime: Love Live!
-Favorite Song: Yozora wa Nandemo Shitteru no? (Love Live!)
-She was in EXILE’s E-Dance Academy before joining AKB48
-Her entry number was 32 and ranked 23 in the showroom auditions
-She was on Produce 48 (Placing 39th)
-She’s close to IZ*ONE‘s Hyewon
-She’s bound to debut in Team A

Shoji Nagaisa

Stage Name: Shoji Nagisa (庄司なぎさ)
Birth Name: Shoji Nagisa (庄司なぎさ)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 29, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Shoji Nagisa Facts:
-She was born in Hokkaido, Japan
-Nickname: Nagyu
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Watching TV Drama
-Bound to debut in Team A

Nagatomo Ayami

Stage Name: Nagatomo Ayami (長友彩海)
Birth Name: Nagatomo Ayami (長友彩海)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 2, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Nagatomo Ayami Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Ayamin
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Talking to posters, Playing Tennis, and Cooking
-Favorite 48 Group Song: Arigatou
-She has been a fan of AKB48 since her 5th year of elementary school
-The 16th Generation was her first time auditioning
-She wants to be promoted to Team 4
-Admires: HKT48‘s Sashihara Rino
-During her audition, her nickname was Kosshi based on Sashihara’s nickname, Sasshi
-Bound to debut in Team K

Harima Nanami

Stage Name: Harima Nanami (播磨七海)
Birth Name: Harima Nanami (播磨七海)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 2, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Harima Nanami Facts:
-She was born in Chiba, Japan
-Nickname: Harimachan
-Managed By: AKS
-Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Sleeping, and Doing Strange Faces
-Bound to debut in Team B

Honma Mai

Stage Name: Honma Mai (本間麻衣)
Birth Name: Honma Mai (本間麻衣)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 6, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 160.7 cm (5’3.7″)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: O
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Honma Mai Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-Nickname: Maichan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Drawing Illustrations, Shopping, Eating, Watching Movies, Acting and Sewing
-The 16 Generation was her first time auditioning
-Bound to debut in Team 4

Yamane Suzuha

Stage Name: Yamane Suzuha (山根 涼羽)
Birth Name: Yamane Suzuha (山根 涼羽)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 11, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: A
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Members

Yamane Suzuha Facts:
-She was born in Hyogo, Japan
-Nickname: Zunchan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 on March 1, 2015 as a AKB48 Draft Kaigi 2015 Finalist
-On December 8, 2016, she became a Kenkyuusei
-Pros: Always thinks positive
-Cons: Does things last minute
-She prefers Dogs over Cats
-Special Skills: Impersonations
-Hobbies: Drawing (She claims she’s terrible at it), talking with all of the 16 Generation Members, and Playing the guitar (But isn’t good at it)
-Admires: Kawaei Rina
-Wasn’t selected at the AKB48 Draft Kaigi 2015
-Wasn’t selected at the NMB48 5th Generation Audition
-She wears glasses
-Bound to debut in Team A

Left The Company:
Umemoto Izumi

Stage Name: Umemoto Izumi (梅本和泉)
Birth Name: Umemoto Izumi (梅本和泉)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: October 16, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 154 cm (5’0″)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Umemoto Izumi Facts:
-She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan
-Nickname: Izumi
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016
-Hobbies: Games, Watching Anime, and Drawing
-Shares the same name in Romaji with former HKT48’s Umemoto Izumi
-She was bound to debut in Team B
-She left AKB48 on November 11, 2018 finding she couldn’t be optimistic on this path (48/46 J-POP & Showbiz News)

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(Thanks to Viichan)

Profile By: Hannagw

Related:
AKB48 Team A
AKB48 Team K
AKB48 Team B
AKB48 Team 4
AKB48 Team 8

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  • Viichan

    Umemoto Izumi has already graduated from the group, Sato Minami was on PD48 (39th Place) and close to IZ*ONE’s Hyewon.

  • Hannagw

    Thank you for letting me know!