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AKB48 Team 8 is the final team of AKB48 based in Akihabara, Tokyo. The group currently consists of thirty nine members. They are under Kings Records Sub-label You! Be Cool. But each Team 8 member represents a specific prefecture from where they were born.

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AKB48 Team 8 Members Profile
Sakaguchi Nagisa

Nickname: Nagi (なぎ)
Birth Name: Sakaguchi Nagisa (坂口渚沙)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 23, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Instagram: nagisa_sakaguchi
Twitter: s_snowgirl_n

Sakaguchi Nagisa Fun Facts:
-She was born in Hokkaido, Japan
-Nickname: Nagi
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-She joined AKB48 in April of 2014 and was put in Team 8
-March 2015 threw December of 2017 she had a concurrent position in Team B
-She now has a con current position in Team 4
-Hobbies: Collecting Music Boxes and Snowballs
-Charm Point: Eyes
-Her favorite senior is Watanabe Mayu
-Skill: Valting Horses
-Favorite Song: River
-Favorite Food: Japanese Sweets
-When she can drive she wants to pass all of Hokkaido by car
-She is outgoing during performances but is shy during MC’s
-Her dream is to be a model
-She’s left handed
-Owns a turtle named Shira

Yokoyama Yui

Nickname: Yokochan (ヨコちゃん)
Birth Name: Yokoyama Yui (横山結衣)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: February 22, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: yoko_yui_team8

Yokoyama Yui Fun Facts:
-Nickname: Horizontal-chan
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-In April 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-In December 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team K
-Special Skil: Dancing
-Her favorite member is Kojima Haruna
-Hobbies: Nail Art, Dance Practice
-Favorite Song: liwake Maybe
-Has a strong accent
-Was the member of the Dance Group Fun☆Girl
-Member of the Alpaca Alliance with Sato Namami
-Has the same name as 9th Generation AKB48 Member Yokoyama Yui (The first time two girls of ALL48 groups have the same name)
-Her dream is to become an Idol
-Likes doing weird dances

Nunoya Riru

Nickname: Riru (りる)
Birth Name: Nunoya Riru (藤園麗)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 14, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: B
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: N/A

Nunoya Riru Facts:
-She was born in Akita, Japan
-Nickname: Riru
-Managed By: AKS
-Joined AKB48 Team 8 on October 13th, 2019
-Hobbies: Hula dancing and singing

Inoue Miyuu

Nickname: Miyuko (みゆこ)
Birth Name: Inoue Miyuu (井上美優)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 9th, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: N/A

Inoue Miyuu Facts:
-She was born in Iwate, Japan
-Nickname: Miyuko
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 Team on October 13th, 2019
-Hobbies: Exercise and animals

Mitomo Mashiro

Nickname: Maachan (まっちゃん)
Birth Name: Mitomo Mashiro (御供茉白)
Position: Vocalist, Youngest
Birthday: November 25, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: AB
Height: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: Team 8 Second Generation

Mitomo Mashiro Fun Facts:
-She is from Yamagata, Japan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined Team 8 on August 8 2018
-Her Nickname is Waiting chan
-She replaced Hayasaka Tsumugi as representative of Yamagata, Japan

Sato Akari

Nickname: Akarii (あかりぃ)
Birth Name: Sato Akari (佐藤朱)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 9, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: A
Height: 170 cm (5’5″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Twitter: AKARI_SATO_1109
Instagram:akari_miyagi

Sato Akari Fun Facts:
-She was born in Miyagi, Japan
-Nickname: Akarin
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-On April 3rd, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-In December of 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team B
-Favorite Song: Ue Kara Mariko
-Charm Point: Nose
-Favorite Senior: Shinoada Mariko
-Hobbies: Tennis, smiling
-Favorite Subject: Science
-Favorite Food: Florentine Biscuit
-She plays tennis at a high level and become AKB48’s No.1 Tennis Girl
-She wants to go to Mastsushima’s coast line when she can drive
-One of the 6 winners for the line stamp contest after winning the athletic test
-Tallest among all Team 8 members
-Shares the same kanji name as Sato Akemi

Hasegawa Momoka

Nickname: Hasemomo (はせもも)
Birth Name: Hasegawa Momoka (長谷川百々花)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 14, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Sagittaurs
Blood Type: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Generation: N/A

Hasegawa Momoka Facts:
-She was born in Fukushima, Japan
-Nickname: Hasemomo
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 Team 8 on October 13th, 2019
-Hobbies: Saxaphone
-Youngest member of AKB48 (As of December 30th, 2019)

Okabe Rin

Nickname: Rinrin (りんりん)
Birth Name: Rin Okabe (麟岡 部)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 7,1996
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Team: 8, A
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: beristagram_1107
Twitter: Berin_official

Okabe Rin Fun Facts:
-She’s from Ibaraki, Japan
-Nickname(s):Beer, Orin, Rinchan, and Rinrin
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 in 2014 with Team 8
-In December of 2017 she joined Team A.
-She likes to draw, take walks, and listen to music
-She has dimples on her right cheek
-Her favorite seniors are Kojima Haruna and Umeda Ayaka
-She learned Jazz ballet in 3rd grade
-She designed the logo for Team 8’s International tour and Team 8’s mascot
-She is Team A’s Captain

Shimizu Maria

Nickname: Maria (まりあ)
Birth Name: Shimizu Maria (清水麻璃亜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 29, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: gn__maria
Twitter: gn__maria

Shimizu Maria Fun Facts:
-She was born in Gunma, Japan
-Nickname: Maria
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she has a concurrent position in AKB48 team B
-Favorite Member: Sato Amina
-Hobbies: Basketball and Cooking
-Special Skills: Making people laugh
-Often leads MC’s and is known for being outgoing
-Maria means Mary and when she was born she had a praying pose
-Has an older dog
-Rears a dog

Takahashi Ayane

Nickname: Ayane (あやね)
Birth Name: Takahashi Ayane (髙橋彩音)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 30, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: B
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team:  8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8 1st Generation
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: aayyaannee811
Twitter: _ayn1230

Takahashi  Ayane Facts:
-She was born in Saitama, Japan
-Nickname: Ayane
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48’s Team 8 on April 3, 2014 representing Saitama Prefecture
-It was announced she had a concurrent position in Team 4
-Favorite Seniors: Wantanabe Mayu and Ichikawa Miori
-Hobbies: Watching Anime and reading Manga
-Special Skills: Putting a toothpick on her eyelashes
-She wants to go to a place with a beautiful view when she can drive
-Has a grip strength of 30kg
-Has a characteristic anime voice
-Likes pets and wants to rear a snake and clione

Yoshikawa Nanase

Nickname: Nanase (ななせ)
Birth Name: Yoshikawa Nanase (吉川七瀬)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 21, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: A
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: N/A
Team:  8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: nanaseworld_7
Instagram: yoshikawa_nanase

Yoshikawa Nanase Facts:
-She was born in Chiba, Japan
-Nickname: Nanase
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-Joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member on April 3, 2014
-It was announced she had a concurrent position in Team B on December 8, 2017
-Favorite Senior: Takita Kayoko
-Hobbies: Karaoke with friends and shopping
-Special Skills: Piano (Learned piano for over 10 years)
-Favorite Song: Kuroi Tenshi
-She wants to go to Boso Peninsula when she can drive
-Admires Kato Rena
-Wants to be a model
-She was in charge of the violin club for three years in elementary and even got to play in Disneyland
-Learned figure skating for around two years
-Loves spicy food

Oguri Yui 

Nickname: Yuiyui (ゆいゆい)
Birth Name: Oguri Yui (小栗 有以)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 26, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 159 cm (5’2″)
Team:  8, A
Generation: Toyota’s Team 8’s 1st generation Tokyo Representative
Instagram: tokyo8marron
Twitter: yuiyui_maromaro

Oguri Like Fun Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-She is a LOVE BERRY model
-She joined AKB48 in October and joined Team 8 and joined Team A In December of 2017
-She does photography
-Her skill is dancing
-Her favorite food is Crepes
-She doesn’t like Bitter Gourd
-She applied for Team 8 because her grandma recommended it
-She’s very positive and bright
-Takahashi Minami’s words inspire her
-She admires Shimazaki Haruka’s naturalness
-She learned hip hop in second grade

Oda Erina

Nickname: Odaeri (おだえり)
Birth Name: Oda Erina (小田えりな)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 25, 1997
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: odenchann
Twitter: odaeri_425

Oda Erina Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: OdaEri
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-In April of 2014 she joined Team 8
-In December of 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team K
-Hobbies: Playing the guitar, singing
-She can play the bass
-Special skills: Singing, Calligraphy
-Favorite Food: Ramen
-Her Theater debut was June 6, 2014 as a backup dancer
-She can play the piano
-Before becoming a Team 8 member she use to vote for Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara (AKB48 14th Single) on Request Hour
-Know as one of the best singers in Team 8
-Admires Yamamoto Sayaka
-She was on Produce 48 (Ended in 64th place)

Hidaritomo Ayaka

Nickname: Hidaya (ひだあや)
Birth Name: Hidaritomo Ayaka (左伴彩佳)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 29, 1998
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: hidaaya_729
Twitter: hidaaya_729

Hidaritomo Ayaka Facts:
-She was born in Yamanashi, Japan
-Nickname: HidaAya
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48’s Team 8 on April 3, 2014
-On December 8, 2017, she has a concurrent position in Team K
-Hobbies: Making confectionery, eating sweets
-Special Skill: Piano, Figure Skating, and Werid Faces
-Favorite Song: First Rabbit
-She wants to drive around Lake Kawaguchi when she can drive
-She is considered the pianist in Team 8
-Doesn’t like roller coasters
-Learned piano for more than ten years
-Owns a miniature dachshund, named Moco

Utada Hatsuka

Nickname: Hattsu (はっつ)
Birth Name: Utada Hatsuka (歌田初夏)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 8, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 2nd Generation Team 8 Aichi Representative
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: utahatsu78

Utada Hatsuka Facts:
-She is from Aichi, Japan
-Nickname: N/A
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-Debuted on June 25, 2016 replacing Fujimura Natsuki
-Hobbies: Playing table tennis with friends
-She wants to go to Nagoya port when she can drive

Hattori Yuna

Nickname: Yuna (ゆうな)
Birth Name: Hattori Yuna (服部有菜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 30, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: A
Height: 158cm (5’2″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: _03yuna30
Instagram: yuna_0330.48

Hattori Yuna Facts:
-She was born in Gifu, Japan
-Nickname: Hattori
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-On July 26, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-In December 8, 2017 it was announced she had a concurrent position in Team B
-She replaced Okubora Chinatsu when she debuted
-Hobbies: Dancing and Singing
-Special Skills: Playing Trumpet
-She wants to visit Mount Kinka

Hashimoto Hina

Nickname: Harupyon (はるpyon)
Birth Name: Hashimoto Haruna (橋本陽菜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 25, 2000
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Instagram: 48pyonz_toyama
Twitter: harupyon_0525

Hashimoto Haruna Facts:
-She’s from Toyama, Japan
-Nckname: Spring pyon
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she has a concurrent position in Team K
-Special Skills; Rubik’s cube and Piano
-Charm Point: Glasses
-She wants to go to Shomyo Falls or another beautiful nature place then she can drive
-She’s close with Hattori Yuna
-Doesn’t like bugs or ghosts
-Shares the same name in Kanji with gravure idol Hashimoto Hina

Hirano Hikaru

Nickname: Hika (ひか)
Birth Name: Hirano Hikaru (平野ひかる)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 29, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 2nd Generation Team 8 Ishikawa Representative
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: hikarun80129

Hirano Hikaru Facts:
-She is from Ishikawa, Japan
-Nickname: Hikarun
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On December 9, 2016 she joined AKB48’s Team 8 Representing Ishikwaw Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 she joined AKB48′ Team 4 with a concurrent position
-She replaced Kita Reina when she debuted
-Hobbies: Singing her heart out at karaoke
-She wants to go to Kanazawa’s Higashi Chaya District when she can drive

Takahashi Sayaka

Nickname: Takasaya/ Sayarin (たかさや/さやりん)
Birth Name: Takahashi Sayaka (髙橋彩香)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 22, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: sayarincho_1122

Takahashi Sayaka Facts:
-She was born in Nagano, Japan
-Nickname: Sayarin
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48 on December 9, 2016 as a Team 8 member Representing Nagano Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 it was announced she had a concurrent position in Team 4
-When she debuted Kondo Moeri
-She wants to see the ocean when she can drive

Nagano Serika

Nickname: SERIKA
Birth Name: Nagano Serika (永野芹佳)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 27, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: akb48serika
Instagram: irozio_serika

Nagano Serika Facts:
-She was born in Osaka, Japan
-Nickname: Serika
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a AKB48 Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she joined Team 4 with a concurrent position
-Hobbies: Dancing and Eating
-Favorite Food: Green Peppers and macaroons
-Her favorite dialect word from her hometown is Nandeyanen!
-Participated on STAR☆DRAFT on NTV
-She wants to got to NMinoh’s waterfalls when she can drive
-Was a successful child model under Artist House Pyramids
-She was on Produce 48 (Placed 77th)

Yamamoto Ruka

Nickname: Ruka (るか)
Birth Name: Yamamoto Ruka (山本瑠香)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 10, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: O
Height: 154 cm (5’1″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, B
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8 Wakayama Representative
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: RUKA_1010_team8
Instagram: ruka_1010_team8

Yamamoto Ruka Facts:
-She was born in Wakayama, Japan
-Nickname: Rukaruka
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member representing Wakayama
-She now has a concurrent position in Team B on December 8, 2017
-Favorite Seniors: Owada Nana, Kojima Mako, Shiroma Miru
-Hobbies: Eating and Playing
-Favorite Song: Yamma e Yukou
-Admires: Shiroma Miru
-Her parents liked dolphins(iruka) so they named her Ruka
-Her audition song was Yuuhi wo miteiru ka?

Onishi Momoka

Nickname: Oonishi (おおにし)
Birth Name: Onishi Momoka (大西桃香)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 20, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: momo_0x0_920
Instagram: momo0920_offical

Onishi Momoka Facts:
-She was born in Nara, Japan
-Nickname: Onishi
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-She joined AKB48 in Team 8 on April 3, 2014 representing Nara Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 it was announced she had a concurrent position in AKB48 Team 4
-Favorite Senior: Oshima Yuko
-Hobbies: Dancing and Listening to Music
-Special Skills: Hula Hoop
-Favorite Song: Naminori Kakigoori
-She wants to go to Yoshino when she can drive
-She’s an idol Otaku (Obsessive/interest)

Hama Sayuna

Nickname: Hamachan(はまちゃん)
Birth Name: Hama Sayuna (濵咲友菜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 20, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: hamachan_0820
Instagram: sayuna_hamachan

Hama Sayuna Facts:
-She was born in Shiga, Japan
-Nickname: Hama chan
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48’s Team 8 Representing Shiga Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 it was announced she had a concurrent position in Team 4
-Charm Point: Eyes and Eyelashes
-Favorite Seniors: Matsui Jurina and Sashihara Rino
-Hobbies: Eating
-Special Skills: Dancing and Sit ups
-Favorite Song: Ein Pressure
-She wants to go to Lake Biwa when she can drive
-Because of her tiny size and her childlike personality she is known as Team 8’s Little Sister
-Took Team 8 auditions because she declared she wanted to be an idol she she graduated nursery school

Okuhara Hinako

Nickname: Hiina (ひーな)
Birth Name: Okuhara Hinako (奥原妃奈子)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 18, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height:-
Blood Type: A
Team: 8, B
Generation: Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A

Okuhara Hinako Facts:
-She was born in Shimane, Japan
-Nickname: Heating Of
-Managed By: AKS
-Joined AKB48 in November of 2017 as a Team 8 member
-In December of 2017 she has a concurrent position in Team B
-She replaced Abe Mei
-Hobbies: Making Sweets and twin dance
-She wants to go to Michi no Eki Kirara Taki when she can drive

 Okumoto Haruka

Nickname: Nonon (のんのん)
Birth Name: Okumoto Hinano (陽菜 奥本)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 9, 2003
Zodiac sign: Libra
Blood Type: O
Team: 8, A
Generation: 2nd Team 8 Hiroshima Represenative

Haruka Okumoto Fun Facts:
-She was born in Hiroshima, Japan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 in 2017 of September joining Team 8 and joined Team A in December of 2017
-She likes to do the Twin Dance
-She would like to go to Izumo taisha when she can drive

Shitao Miu

Nickname: Miu (みう)
Birth Name: Shitao Miu (下尾 みう)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 3, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: A
Team: 8, A
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Instagram: miumiu1343
Twitter: miumiu_0403

Shitao Miu Fun facts:
-She was born in Yamaguchi,Japan
-In 2014 she joined AKB48 in 2014 and joined Team 8
-In December she had a concurrent position in Team A
-Her charms is her wide forehead and long neck
-He future dreams are to become a model and a actress
-Her favorite senior is Itano Tomomi
-Her special skills are Koto,dance,and calligraphy
-Did dance, swimming, and soccer when she was three
-She was on Produce48 (Placed 18th)

Harumoto Yuki

Nickname: Yuki (ゆき)
Birth Name: Harumoto Yuki (春本 ゆき)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 24, 1999
Blood Type: N/A
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: 2nd Team 8 Tokushima representative

Harumoto Yuki Facts:
-She was born in Tokushima, Japan
-Nickname: Snow
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On September 10, 2017 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team K
-Hobbies: Reading and watching anime
-She wants to go around the sea when she can drive
-Replaced Hamamatsu Riona in Team 8

Gyoten Yurina

Nickname: Yurina (ゆりな)
Birth Name: Gyoten Yurina (行天優莉奈)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 14, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: tenten_yurina
Instagram: Yurina.0314

Gyoten Yurina Facts:
-She was born in Kagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Yurina
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-Joined AKB48 on April3, 2014 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 it was announced she had a concurrent position in Team 4
-Admires: Kojima Haruna
-Hobbies: Dancing
-Ambition: Idol, Actress, Voice Actress, Model, Everything
-She wants to go to Chichibuga beach when she can drive
-Likes Anime that involves battles

Takaoka Kaoru

Stage Name: Kaorumba (かおるんば)
Birth Name: Takaoka Kaoru (高岡薫)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 29, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: kaorunba112

Takaoka Kaoru Facts:
-She was born in Ehime, Japan
-Nickname: Kaorunba
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48 on April 3, 2014 joining AKB48’s Team 8 representing Ehime Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 it was announced she has a concurrent position in Team 4
-Charm Point: Moles
-Future Dream: Actress
-Hobbies: Reading Manga, Drawing, Singing, and playing the Sanshin and Violin
-She wan’t to go to the Great Seto bridge when she can drive
-Special Skills: Violin
-She eats oranges everyday

Rissen Airi

Nickname: Rissen りっせん )
Birth Name: Rissen Airi (立仙愛理)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 18, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Blood Type: N/A
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: Toyota Team’s 8 2nd Generation Kouchi, Japan
Sub-Unit: N/A

Rissen Airi Facts:
-Nickname: Lisse does
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She replaced Hirose Natsuki

Yoshida Karen

Nickname: Karen (かれん)
Birth Name: Yoshida Karen
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 27, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: O
Height: Unknown
Team: 8, A
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: karen_yoshida_8

Karen Yoshida Fun Facts:
-She is from Fukuoka,Japan
-Nickname: Karen
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3rd she joined AKB48 and joined Team 8
-On December 2017 she has a concurrent position on Team A
-She replaced Moriwaki Yui when she joined Team 8
-She won the Team 8 Janken Tournament held in AKB48 Team 8 National Handshake event in Nagoya Dome and was featured in Gravure photoshoot  in FLASH Magazine

Kawahara Misaki

Nickname: Missaa (みっさー)
Birth Name: Kawahara Misaki (川原 美咲)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 3, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: N/A
Blood Type: A
Team: 8, B
Generation: 2nd Generation Saga Representative 8
Sub-Units: N/A

Kawahara Misaki Facts:
She was born in Saga, Japan
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-Nickname: Missa
-She joined AKB48 on August 8, 2017 as a Team 8 member and replaced Fukuchi Rena
-On December 8, 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team B

Onoue Misaki
Nickname: Omizuki (おみづき)
Birth Name: Onoue Mizaki (尾上美月)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 22, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Blood Type: B
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: N/A

Onoue Misaki Fatcs:
-She was born in Nagasaki, Japan
-Nickname: Omizuki
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 Team 8 on November 9, 2019
-Hobbies: Soccer, reading, and watching Idol

Kuranoo Narumi

Nickname: Naru(なる)
Birth Name: Kuranoo Narumi (倉野尾成美)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 8, 2000
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: noochan_1108
Twitter: Kuranoo_Narumi

Kuranoo Narumi Facts:
-She is under AKS and Toyota
-She was born in Kumamoto, Japan
-Nickname: Become
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-Joined AKB48 on April 3, 2014 as a Team 8 member
-In December of 2017 she has a concurrent position in Team K
-Charm Point: Dimple
-Interests: Shopping, unicycle
-Skills: Kendama, unicycle
-Was a Co-host of a Kumamoto regional TV program that showed how people live and work there
-Is a lefty
-Was a brand representative and model for SISTER JENNI and pink♡shower
-One of the 6 members for the Line Stamp contest after winning the ‘lucky’ test
-Has one older sister and one younger sister
-Has a wide forehead
-Admires Shamzaki Haruka’s fluffy and cute atmosphere
-Acts like a mother to Miyazato Rira

Yamada Kyoka

Nickname: Kyoka (きょうか)
Birth Name: Yamada Kyoka (山田杏華)
Position: Vocalist,
Birthday: November 3, 2002
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: 2nd Toyota Team 8 Oita Representative
Instagram: kyoka_1103

Yamada Kyoka Facts:
-She was born in Oita, Japan
-Nickname: Strengthening
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-Joined AKB48 on March 20, 2017 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she joined Team K as a concurrent position
-Replaced Yoshino Miyu when she debuted
-Hobbies: Listening to music
-Wants to go to the sea when she can drive

Uemi Sorano

Nickname: Soranon (そらのん)
Birth Name: Uemi Sorano (上見天乃))
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 15, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: N/A

Uemi Sorano Facts:
-She was born in Miyazaki, Japan
-Nickname: Soranon
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 Team 8 on October 4, 2019
-Hobbies: Listening to music, traveling, and watching dramas

Fujizono Rei

Nickname: Reichan (れいちゃん)
Birth Name: Fujizono Rei
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 18, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8
Generation: N/A
Sub-Unit: N/A

Fujizono Rei Facts:
-She was born in Kagoshima, Japan
-Nickname: Reichan
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-She joined Team 8 on October 20, 2018

Miyazato Rira

Nickname: Ranrii (らんりー)
Birth Name: Miyazato Rira (宮里莉羅)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: March 30, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: O
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: ranrin0403

Miyazato Rira Facts:
-She was born in Okinawa, Japan
-Nickname: Ranri
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined AKB48’s Team 8 Representing Okinawa Prefecture
-On December 8, 2017 she joined Team 4 with a concurrent position
-Hobbies: Piano and calligraphy
-Special Skills: Caliigraphy
-She wants to go to Kourijima when she can drive
-Know as the Baby of Team 8
-Only member in history of all 48 groups to be from Okinawa

Hiatus:
Honda Hitomi

Nickname: Hiichan (ひぃちゃん)
Birth Name: Honda Hitomi (本田仁美)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 6, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
Weight: 44.4 kg (97lbs)
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: 10_hitomi_06
Twitter: hnd_htm_1006

Honda Hitomi Fun Facts:
-She is from Tochigi, Japan
-Nickname: Hyi-Chan
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48 in on April 3, 2014 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she has a concurrent position in Team B
-Hobbies: Dance
-Favorite Food: Gyoza, Strawberries
-She did cheerleading for four years and can preform routines and backflips
-She wants to go to Nasu when she can drive
-Applied for Team 8 to test her possibilities
-Admires Sashihara Rino’s positive thinking
-She was on the Philippine show “It’s ShowTime” with fellow AKB48 Team 8 Members
-She was on Produce 48 (Placed 9th debuting with I*ZONE)

Graduated:
Tanaikawa Hijri

Nickname: Hiji  (ひじ)
Birth Name: Tanikawa Hijiri (聖 谷川)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 26,2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood type: A
Height: Unknown
Team: A, 8
Generation: Toyota Team 8 1st Generation Akita Representative
Instagram: tani1212_
Twitter: _12chan_

Tanigawa Hijri Fun Facts:
-She was born in Akita,Japan
-Nickname: Hiji
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-She joined AKB48 in April of 2014 and joined Team 8
-She joined Team A in December of 2017
-Her charm point is her eyebrows and eyes
-Her favorite seniors are Ikoma Rina and Yamamoto Sayaka
-Her hobbies are pen spinning
-She can imitate Ashida Mana
-She can play basketball
-Her favorite song is 10nen Zakura
-She loves Maeda Atsuko
-She graduated from AKB48 on May 31, 2019

Sato Shiori

Nickname: Shiorin (しおりん)
Birth Name: Sato Shiori (佐藤栞)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 3, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: N/A
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: N/A
Team:  8, B
Generation: 1st Generation Niigata Team 8 Representative
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: bookmarker_23
Instagram:BOOkmarker_nii3

Sato Shiori Facts:
-She was born in Niigata, Japan
-Nickname: Shiorin
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 she joined Team 8 as a Niigata Representative
-On December 8 2017 it was announced that she has a concurrent position in Team B
-Charm Points: Dimples
-Hobbies: Playing Games, Reading, Listening to Music
-Favorite Food: Sushi, Sweets
-Special Skills: Drawing Portraits
-One of the six winners for the Line Stamp contest winning the courage test
-She wants to go to the sea when she can drive
-Left handed
-Likes the game Pokemon
-Shares the same name with AKB48 Kenkyuusei Sato Shiori and Sato Shiori from Keyakizaka46, Sato Shiori from AKIHABARA Backstage pass and model Sato Shiori of Stardust Promotions
-She graduated from AKB48 on June 8, 2019

Yokomichi Yuri

Nickname: Yuri (ゆり)
Birth Name: Yokomichi Yuri (横道侑里)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 23, 2000
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 148 cm (4’10”)
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota team 8
Instagram: sideroad615

Yokomichi Yuri  Facts:
-She was born in Shizuoka,Japan
-Nickname: Lily
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 2, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she joined Team K with a concurrent position
-Special Skills: Tap, Pantomime
-Hobbies: Dancing, Tap, Musicals, Illustrations, Singing, and swimming
-Charm Point: Thighs
-Favorite Senior: Miyazawe Sae
-Favorite Vegetable: Tomato
-Known for “Genki” character (Healthy)
-Ran a 3.3km marathon with Kita Reina and Shimada Haruka
-Did track since she was in 4th grade
-She graduated from AKB48 on May 18, 2019

Noda Hinano

Nickname: Hinanon (ひなのん)
Birth Name: Noda Hinano (野田陽菜乃)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 15, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: 2nd Generation Team 8 Mie Representative
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: mie_hinanon8

Noda Hinano Facts:
-She is from Mie, Japan
-Nickname: Hinanon
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-Youngest member in Team 8
-Hobbies: Playing Games
-She debuted on June 25, 2016 replacing Yamamoto Ai
-She wants to go to Nagashima Spa Land and Toba Aquarium
-She graduated rom AKB48 on February 23, 2019

Kotone Hitomi

Nickname: Kocchan (こっちゃん)
Birth Name: Kotone Hitomi (人見古都音)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 19, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: A
Height: Unknown
Team: 8, A
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: hitomikotone_official
Twitter: htm_ktn0119

Hitomi Kotone Fun Facts:
-She was born in Okayama, Japan
-On April 3, 2014, she joined AKB48 Team 8
-In December of 2017 she joined Team A
-Her favorite senior is Shimazaki Haruka
-Her hobbies are basketball and piano
-The only member in the history of 48 groups to be from Okayama Prefecture
-Is often mistaken as a half Japanese because of her large brown eyes
-She’s liked AKB48 since she was in Elementary school
-Dreams to be a model
-She graduated from AKB48 on May 21, 2019

Kurena Cho

Stage Name: Kurenyan/Kurena (くれにゃん/くれな)
Birth Name: Kurena Cho (千葉 恵里)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 11, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: O
Height: Unknown
Team: 8, A
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Instagram: kurena_0511
Twitter: _cho_kurena8

Chou Kurena Fun Facts:
-She was born in Fukui,Japan
-She joined AKB48 in April of 2014 as a member of Team 8
-In December of 2017 she joined Team A
-Her charm point is her dimples
-Her favorite seniors are Shimzaki Haruka and Okada Nana
-Her favorite food is katsudon with sauce and omurice
-She hates bananas
-Her favorite song is Beginner
-She can play the guitar
-She took Team 8 auditions from encouragement by her parents
-She took Team 8 auditions with her older sister
-She’s a fast runner and placed first in marathon in elementary schooling was 1st in her class
-She graduated from AKB48 on February 2, 2019

Nakano Ikumi

Nickname: Ikumi (いくみん)
Birth Name: Nakano Ikumi (中野郁海)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 20, 2000
Blood Type: N/A
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: 1st Generation Team 8
Instagram: ikumin193_888
Twitter: ikumi8_official

Nakano Ikumi Facts:
-She was born in Tottori, Japan
-Nickname: Ikumin
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48 on March 4 2014 as a Team 8 member
-On March 26, 2015 it was said she now has a concurrent position in Team K
-Favorite Color: Mint Green
-Hobbies: Dance and Drama
-Special Skills: Dance, Drama, and Shopping
-After being featured on the November 2014 edition of AKB48 Group Monthly Newspaper, she insisted to include the other Team 8 members. Because of this, the other members were also be included on the newspaper from December 2014 to December 2015.
-Only member in the 48 groups to be from Tttori, Japan
-Her orignal nickname was Ikkuu
-First member in Team 8 to be a Senbatsu (Selected member to be in a performance)
-Loves plushies so much she carries them around
-She was on Produce 48 (Ended in 59th place)
-She graduated from AKB48 on May 30, 2019

Nanami Sato

Stage Name: Nanamin (ななみん)
Birth Name: Nanami Sato (佐藤七海)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 19, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: A
Height: 165 cm (5’4″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, 4
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: 733_sevensea_satonanami

Nanami Sato Fun Facts:
-She was born in lwate, Japan
-Nickname: Nanamin
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-She joined AKB48 in April of 2014 as a Team 8 member
-In December of 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team 4
-She’s a LOVE BERRY Model
-Charm Point: Big Eyes, Chin
-Favorite Seniors: Watanabe Mayu, Watanabe Miyuki
-Hobbies: Dancing
-Special Skills: She can Intimidate Ichikawa Miori and Watanabe Mayu
-Favorite song: Boku No Taiyou
-Member of the Alpaca Alliance with Yokoyama Yui
-She wants to go to the Mountains and Sea in lwate when she can drive
-Afraid of taking airplanes
-Likes melon soda
-Graduated on September 30, 2019

Ito Kiara

Nickname: Kirara (きらら)
Birth name: Ito Kiara (伊藤きらら)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 19,2004
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: N/A
Weight: N/A
Height: 149 cm (4’8″)
Team: 8
Generation: Toyota Team 8’s 2nd Generation

Ito Kiara Fun Facts:
-She was born in Fukushima, Japan
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-Nickname: Kiara
-She joined AKB48 in April of 2018 as a Team 8 member
-She replaced Mougi Kasumi as Team 8’s Fukushima representative
-Graduated on August 12, 2019

Tereda Misaki

Stage Name: Missaki (みさっき)
Birth Name: Terada Misaki (寺田美咲)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 18, 1999
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: 2nd Generation Team 8 Nagasaki Representative
Instagram: 8misakki1228
Twitter: misakki_team8

Terada Misaki Facts:
-She was born in Nagasaki, Japan
-Nickname: Mr. Saito
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On June 25, 2016 she joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member
-On December 8, 2017 she now has a concurrent position in AKB48 Team K
-She replaced Iwasaki Moeka when she debuted
-Hobbies: Listening to music, watching AKB48 and Nogizaka46 videos
-She wants to visit all of Japan when she can drive

Yamada Nanami

Nickname: Nanami Chan (ななみちゃん)
Birth Name: Yamada Nana (田菜奈那)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 9, 1999
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: N/A
Team: 8, K
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Instagram: team8yamada0209
Twitter: pipipi_yamada

Yamada Nanami Facts:
-She’s from Hyogo, Japan
-Nickname: Yamada
-Managed By: Toyota and AKS
-On April 3, 2014 as a Team 8 member
-March 26, 2015 – December 8, 2017 she had a concurrent position in Team A
-On the same day she left Team A she joined Team K with a concurrent position
-Her real name is Yamada Nana but she decided to add mi to her name when she auditioned so she isn’t distinguished as NMB48’s Yamada Nana
-Hobbies: Eating
-Special Skills: Putting many pens on her nose
-Often leads MC’sand is known for making jokes
-One of the 6 winners for the Line Stamp Contest
-Her nickname was made by Onishi Momoka
-Admires: Maeda Atsuko and Sashihara Rino
-Wants to be an Idol
-Went for Team 8 auditions in a gym suit
-She graduated on June 22, 2019

Ota Nao

Nickname: Oonao/Nao (おおなお/ なお)
Birth Name: Ota Nao (太田奈緒)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 5, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 161cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: AB
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: otanao_1205
Instagram: tanao_official

Ota Nao Facts:
-She was born in Kyoto, Japan
-Nickname: The chan
-Managed By: AKS and Toyota
-She joined AKB48 in April 2014 as a Team 8 member
-In December 2017 she now has a concurrent position in Team B
-Favorite Senior: Takahashi Minami
-Hobbies: Singing while playing the piano, watching Crayon Shin-chan and comedies
-Special Skill: Cooking
-She is the oldest in Team 8 and she is considered the unofficial Captain of Team 8
-She was selected as the 98th Senior High School’s Baseball Tournament
-Loves eating
-Her Dream is to be an Actress
-Took Team 8 auditions by the encouragement of her father
-She graduated from AKB48 on December 20, 2019

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