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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:
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

Ishiwata Sena

Stage Name: Ishiwata Sena (石綿星南)
Birth Name: Ishiwata Sena (石綿星南)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 22, 2002
Height: 146 cm (4’8)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: O
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Ishiwata Sena Facts: 
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Senatan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team 4 on January 21, 2018
-A character that describes her: 笑 (Smiles)
-Admires: Murayama Yuiri and Yokoyama Yui
-Charm Point: Squishy Cheeks
-Hobbies: Watching Stage Plays
-Favorite AKB48 Song: Himawari and Seijun Philosophy
-Favorite Food: Fruits and Ox Tongue
-Favorite hairstyle: Ponytail
-Favorite Number: 2
-Favorite School Subject: Math
-Pros: Does everything until end
-Cons: Shyness
-Special Skills: Clarinet
-She’s right-handed
-Team 4’s first choice at draft
-Bound to Team 4

Kuramoto Miyuu

Stage Name: Kuramoto Miyuu (蔵本美結)
Birth Name: Kuramoto Miyuu (蔵本美結)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 21, 2001
Height: 160 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Kuramoto Miyuu Facts:
-She was born in Saitama, Japan
-Nickname: Kurara and Miyuu
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team 4 on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Kashiwaga Yuki
-Hobbies: Eating
-Pros: Fast switching
-Cons: A bit indecisive
-Special Talent: Baton
-Team 4’s 4th choice at draft
-Bount to Team 4

Sato Shiori

Stage Name: Sato Shiori (佐藤詩識)
Birth Name: Sato Shiori (佐藤詩識)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 22, 2001
Height: 162 cm (5’3)
Blood Type: N/A
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Sato Shiori Facts:
-She was born in Hokkaido, Japan
-Nickname: Shiori
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team A on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Yamamoto Ayaka
-Charm Point: Brown eyes and white skin
-Hobbies: Classic Ballet
-Character that describes her: 白 (White)
-Favorite AKB48 song: Geart Gata Virus
-Favorite Food: Mascat, Scrambled egg, and Meat.
-Least Favorite Food: Bell pepper, Okra, and Carrot
-Favorite Hairstyle: Braids
-Favorite Number: 22
-Favorite School Subject: Japanese
-Special Skills: Speaking Chinese and Writing
-Future Dream: Becoming an oshimen her fans can be proud of
-Favorite Word(s): Thank you
-Team A’s first choice at Draft
-She’s Right handed
-Her father is Japanes while her mother is Chinese
-She describes herself as cheerful and indecisive
-She’s close to Nakano Mirai, Yamazaki Mirii, and Ishiwata Sena

Suenaga Yuzuki

Stage Name: Suenaga Yuzuki (末永祐月)
Birth Name: Suenaga Yuzuki (末永祐月)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 3, 2005
Height: 151 cm (4’10)
Blood Type: AB
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Suenaga Yuzuki Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-Nickname: N/A
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team K on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Minegishi Minami
-Hobbies: Doing arithmetic practice sheets
-Pros: Always Smiling
-Cons: Can’t tell the difference between things
-Special Skills: Mental arithmetic
-Team K’s second choice at Draft

Nagano Megumi

Stage Name: Nagano Megumi (永野恵)
Birth Name: Nagano Megumi (永野恵)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 22, 2004
Height: 154 cm (5’0)
Blood Type: O
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Nagano Megumi Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Megumin
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team A on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Mukaichi Mion
-Hobbies: Competitive Karuta and Tea Ceremony
-Pros: gets along with others easily
-Cons: “My Pace” personality
-Special Skills: Kickboxing and swimming
-Team K’s 6th choice at draft

Furukawa Nazuna

Stage Name: Furukawa Nazuna (古川夏凪)
Birth Name: Furkawa Nazuna (古川夏凪)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 21, 2003
Height: 152 cm (5’0)
Blood Type: B
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Furukawa Nazuna Facts:
-She was born in Hokkaido, Japan
-Nickname: N/A
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team A on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Goto Moe, Yamamoto Sayaka, Kawamoto Saya, and Sakaguchi Nagisa
-Hobbies: Watching Anime and talking to friends
-Special Skills: Badminton
-Favorite Food: Strawberry and Omurice
-Least Favorite Food: Eggplant and Bell pepper
-Goal: become and idol who is great at dancing and acting
-Strong Point: Brightness and reflexes
-Weaknesses: Shyness and showing her feelings on her face
-Team A’s 3rd choice at draft
-She describes herself as cheerful and shy
-She is close to Nagno Megumi and Kamiyama Riho

Honda Sora

Stage Name: Honda Sora (本田そら)
Birth Name: Honda Sora (本田そら)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 16, 1999
Height: 153 cm (5’0)
Blood Type: B
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Honda Sora Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-Nickname: Sorachan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team A on January 21, 2018
-Admires: Watanabe Mayu
-Character that describes her: 穏 (Calm)
-Charm Point: White Skin
-Favorite AKB48 Song: Kimi to Boku no Kanakei
-Favorite Food: Umeboshi
-Favorite Hairstyle: Ponytail
-Favorite Number: 3
-Favorite School Subject: Math
-Pros: Serious and interested in trying new things
-Cons: Loses things quickly
-Special Skills: Tongue twister
-Team A’s second choice at draft
-She’s right handed

 

Yoshihashi Yuzuka

Stage Name: Yoshihashi Yuzuka (吉橋柚花)
Birth Name: Yoshihashi Yuzuka (吉橋柚花)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 29, 1999
Height: 152 cm (4’10)
Blood Type: A
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation

Yoshihashi Yuzuka Facts:
-She was born in Chiba, Japan
-Nickname: Yuzu
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined the 2017 Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-She was drafted into Team 4 on January 21, 2018
-A character that describes her: 柚 (yuzu/Citrus ichangensis)
-Admires: Kashiwagi Yuki
-Charm Point: Eyebrows
-Hobbies: Watching TV, shopping alone, listening to music and watching YouTube videos
-Favorite AKB48 song: Matenrou no Kyori
-Favorite Food: Spring rolls
-Favorite Hairstyle: Straight
-Favorite School Subject: Writing
-Favorite Number: 1
Pros: If she decides to do something, she doesn’t give up
Cons: Gets offended quickly
-Special Skills: Drums and Shooting stalls
-Team 4’s 2nd choice at the Draft
-She’s Right-handed

 

Graduated:
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)

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

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
-She left AKB48 for family reasons

Debuted:
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
-Debuted on May 13, 2019

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
-She joined Team A on December 8, 2018

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 joined Team A on September 12, 2019

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
-Debuted in Team K on December 8, 2018

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

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