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AKB48 Team B Members Profile: AKB48 Team B Members Facts

AKB48 Team B is the third Team of AKB48 based in Akihabara, Tokyo. There is a total of twenty two members currently. They are under Kings Records Sub-label You! Be Cool.

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AKB48 Team B members Profile:
Iwatate Saho

Stage Name: Iwatate Saho (岩立沙穂)
Birth Name: Iwatate Saho (岩立沙穂)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: October 4, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 157 cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: B
Team: B
Generation: 13th Generation AKB48
Sub-Unit: N/A
Twitter: yahho_sahho

Iwatate Saho Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Sahho
-Managed By: AKS
-In 2011 she joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei
-In 2013 she was promoted to Team 4
-In December 2017 she transferred to Team B
-She failed AKB48’s 11th Generation auditions
-Favorite Subject: World History
-Hobbies: Aromatherapy and photography
-Has a brother
-Likes spicy food
-She likes eating grasshoppers
-She is studying French
-Considers herself a calm and considerable person
-She posted support messages through Google+ for a fan thinking about committing Suicide
-Was Nogizaka46’s Nakasa Kana’s classmate
-Has a burikko character
-She was on Prouduce 48 (Ranked 40th)
-On Produce 48 she was know for her wacky dance in Pick Me

Ota Nao

Stage Name: Ota Nao (太田奈緒)
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: B, 8
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

Oya Shizuka

Stage Name: Oya Shizuka (大家志津香)
Birth Name: Oya Shizuka (大家志津香)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: December 28, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 164 cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: O
Team: B
Generation: 4th Generation AKB48
Sub-Unit: N/A
Instagram: ooyachaaan1228
Twitter: ooyachaaan1228

Oya Shizuka Facts:
-She was born in Fukuoka, Japan
-Nickname: Sea-chan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 in May 27, 2007 as a kenkyuusei
-In July of 2009 she was promoted to Team A
-In July of 2012 she was transferred to Team B
-In March 2015 she transferred to Team A
-In December of 2017 she was transferred back to Team B
-She is under Wantanabe Pro and AKS
-Favorite Anime: Dragonball
-Charm Point: Skin
-She is good friends with Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie, Uchida Mayumi, Suzuki Mariya
-She and Kiatahara Rie live together
-Has a boat driving license
-She was a kenkyuusei for over two years
-Dislikes guys that are effeminate
-She was chosen as a Senbatsu by management for Tsubasa wa Iranai in her 9th year of being in AKB48

Omori Maho

Stage Name: Omori Maho (大盛真歩)
Birth Name: Omori Maho (大盛真歩)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 5, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: N/A
Blood Type: B
Generation: Draft 3rd Generation
Sub-Unit: N/A

Omori Maho Facts:
-She was born in Ibaraki. Japan
-Nickname(s): Mahopyon
-Managed By: AKS
-Joined AKB48 through the 2017 Member Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
-Drafted into Team B on January 21, 2018
-Prmoted to Team B on December 8, 2018
-Admires Komiyama Haruka
-Hobbies: Watching Idols
-Pros: Strong faith
-Cons: Can’t see good things about herself
-Special Skills: Sleeping a lot after eating
-Team B’s 5th choice at draft

Okuhara Hinako

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

Okuhara Hinako Facts: 
-She was born in Shimane
-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

Kashiwagi Yuki

Stage Name: Kashiwagi Yuki (木由紀)
Birth Name: Kashiwagi Yuki (木由紀)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: July 15, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Blood Type: B
Team: B, NIII
Generation: 3rd Generation
Sub-Units: French Kiss, Team Surprise, Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers, Yasai Sisters, Team Dragon, Team PB
Twitter: Yukiriiin_K
Instagram: yukikashiwagi_official

Kashiwagi Yuki Facts:
-She is from Kagoshima, Japan
-Nickname: Yuki Rin
-Managed By: Wantanabe Entertainment and AKS
-Her labels are YukiRing and Avex Entertainment
-She joined AKB48 in December of 2006 as a Team B member
-On February 24 of 2014 she had a concurrent position in NMB48’s Team N but left in March 26 of 2015
-On the same day she left NMB48 she was given a concurrent position in NGT48′s Team NIII
-Hobbies: Karaoke and buying cute things
-She auditioned for Morning Musume during the Morning Musume Happy 8 Audition in 2006 but didn’t get in
-She was in the wind instrument club at school and played the trombone
-On March 2009 she became a weather girl on the TBS morning show Hriuobi!
-Her favorite Dragon Ball character is Frieza

Kawahara Misaki

Stage Name: Kawahara Misaki (川原 美咲)
Birth Name: Kawahara Misaki (川原 美咲)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 3, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: N/A
Blood Type: A
Team: B, 8
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

Kitazawa Saki

Stage Name: Kitazawa Saki (北澤早紀)
Birth Name: Kitazawa Saki (北澤早紀)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: June 5, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 151 cm (5’0″)
Blood Type: A
Team: B
Generation: 13th Generation AKB48
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: Sakii_Kitazawa

Kitazawa Saki Facts:
-She was born in Aichi, Japan
-Nickname: Suckee
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 on November 24, 2011 as a kenkyuusei
-In August of 2013 she joined Team 4
-In December of 2017 she was transferred to Team B
-Her parents were very strict, so she isn’t allowed to read mangas or watch certain TV shows. She only knew about AKB48 when her classmate ,Kato Rena joined the group
-Has a ‘My Pace’ and shy personality
-Can’t write Kanji
-Has an older sister that often helps her with her fashion
-Hobbies: Reading fantasy books and fashion magazines, shopping
-Favorite Food: Croquettes, fruit, sweets
-Favorite Drink:Calpis Lemon tea
-Favorite Color: Light Purple
-Favorite Character: Hello Kitty, Korilakkuma
-Favorite Animal: Capybara

Kubo Satone

Stage Name: Kubo Satone (久保 怜音)
Birth Name: Kubo Satone (久保 怜音)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 20, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 150cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: O
Team: B
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Members
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: AKB48K5

Kubo Satone Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Satopi
-Managed By: AKS
-On March 1, 2015 she joined AKB48 as a 2nd Generation Draft Member
-On May 10, 2015 she was drafted to Team K and joined in November of 2017
-On December 8, 2017 she was transferred to Team B
-She’s a LOVE Berry Model
-Hobbies: Listening to Music
-Special Skill: Flute
-Good at making an effort by looking ahead
-Isn’t very good at speaking in front of people but is working on it
-Admires: Shiroma Miru and Wantanabe Miyuki
-Team K’s second choice at the draft
-On June 29, 2015 she debuted as a Zenza Girl

Sasaki Yukari

Stage Name: Sasaki Yukari (佐々木優佳里)
Birth Name: Sasaki Yukari (佐々木優佳里)
Position: Vocalist, Actress, Seiyuu (Voice Actor)
Birthday: August 28, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Blood Type: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 12th generation AKB48
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: yukarı_0828

Sasaki Yukari Facts:
-She is from Saitama, Japan
-Nickname: Yukarun
-Managed By: AKS
-On April 3, 2011 she joined AKB48 as a kenkyuusei
-On March 28, 2013 she was promoted to Team A
-On February 24, 2014 she was transferred to Team 4
-On March 26, 2015 she was transferred back to Team A
-On December 8, 2017 she was transferred to Team B
-Favorite Number: 8
-Known as being Lonely
-Dosen’t like Black Coffee
-Member of Drama Club
-Has a dog named Mocha
-Special Skill: Calligraphy
-Favorite Character: Minnie
-Favorite Word(S): Thank you
-Wants to visit Italy and France
-Favorite Senior: Yokoyama Yui
-Favorite Food: Spicy Spicy Cod Roe Spaghetti
-Favorite Sport: Softball and Tennis
-Favorite Colors: Pink, Light Blue, Yellow, White, Black
-She was a tennis player in middle school
-Favorite Subjects: Physical Education, Art, and Music
-Played Eguchi Aimi’s voice and body double at a concert
-Favorite Drinks: Tea, Juice, energy drinks, and yogurt drinks
-Wants to be like Kasai Tomomi, Yokoyama Yui, and Kashiwagi Yuki
-Hobbies: Playing with her dog, listening to music, going shopping, and sleeping
-Shares the same birthday as Nogizaka48’s Sasaki Kotoko and the same surname
-Also shares the same surname as SKE48’s Sasaki Yuka

Sato Akari

Stage Name: Sato Akari (佐藤朱)
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: B, 8
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: AKARI_SATO_1109
Instagram: akari_miyagi

Sato Akari Facts:
-She was born in Miyagi, Japan
-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
-Nickname: Akarin
-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

Sato Shiori

Stage Name: Sato Shiori (佐藤栞)
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: B, 8
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.

Shimizu Maria

Stage Name: Shimizu Maria (清水麻璃亜)
Birth Name: Shimizu Maria (清水麻璃亜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 29, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Height: 153cm (5’0″)
Weight: N/A
Team: 8, B
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: gn__maria
Instagram: gn__maria

Shimizu Maria 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

Takita Kayoko

Stage Name: Takita Kayoko (田北香世子)
Birth Name: Takita Kayoko (田北香世子)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: February 13, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: O
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Weight: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 1st Generation Draft Members
Sub-Units: N/A

Takita Kayoko Facts:
-She is from Chiba, Japan
-Nickname: Kayoyon
-Managed By: AKS
-On October 22, 2013 she joined AKB48 as a AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2013 Finalist
-On November 10, 2013 she was drafted to Team A
-On February 24, 2014 she was promoted to Team A
-On December 8, 2017 she was transferred to Team B
-Hobbies: Dancing and Drawing illustrations
-Special Skills: Dancing and Math excersies
-Audition Number: 53
-Aspires to be Wantanabe May
-Team A’s second choice at draft
-Has a good relationship with Ichikawa Manami
-Failed AKB48’s 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Generation Auditions
-Fans found her Pre AKB blog where she revealed she is bisexual and has dated girls before

Taniguchi Megu

Stage Name: Taniguchi Megu (谷口めぐ)
Birth Name: Taniguchi Megu (谷口めぐ)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 12, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: A
Height: 159 cm (5’3″)
Weight: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 15th Generation AKB48
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: o_megu1112
Instagram: o_megu1112

Taniguchi Megu Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-Nickname: Omegu
-Managed By: AKS
-On April, 14, 2014 she joined AKB48 as a kenkyuusei
-On October 3, 2014 she joined Team A
-She was transferred to Team B on December 8, 2017
-Hobbies: Listening to energetic songs and watching videos of other idol group
-Favorite Color: Blue, White, and Lavender
-Favorite Food: Sukiyaki, Yakiniku, Gyoza, and Gummi Candy
-Favorite Brand: titty&Co and jouetie
-Favorite Subject: World History
-Dislike Food: Welsh Onion and Eggplant
-Ambition: An actress with wide variety of activities
-Practiced rythmic gymnastics from 2nd grade of elementary up to 3rd grade of middle school
-Owns a strawberry style phone case as a token of her being a member of the 15th Generation
-Like to try playing the Saxophone
-Use chopstick in the left hand while writes with a pencil in the right hand
-Went to Oshima Yuko handshake event
-Oshimen (favorite) is Shimazaki Haruka and her favorite senpai is Yokoyama Yui
-The senpai she respect the most is Watanabe Mayu
-HK48T oshimen is Miyawaki Sakura
-Aspires to be like Nishino Nanase
-Team 8 oshimen is Sakaguchi Nagisa
-Has an older brother
-Participated in the 15th generation audition but relegated as a Tentative Kenkyuusei
-Promoted to a full Kenkyuusei on April 14, 2014 along with Ino Miyabi
-Theater debut was at Team B 1st Waiting Stage as a backup dancer
-First performance was at Team K 6th Stage on June 11, 2014
-Lost the final of Ura Janken Taikai 2014 to Matsumura Kaori
-Announced as a member of Dendenmu Chu! at AKB48 Young Members Nationwide Tour 〜Mirai wa Ima Kara Tsukurareru〜
-She appears in Majisuka Gakuen 5 as Head, the leader of Yabakune Joshishogo Koko.

Nakanishi Chiyori

Stage Name: Nakanishi Chiyori (0中西智代梨)
Birth Name: Nakanishi Chiyori (0中西智代梨)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: May 12, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: O
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 1st Generation HKT48
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: chiyori_n512
Instagram: sukiyaki_daisuki512

Nakanishi Chiyori Facts:
-She was born in Fukuoka, Japan
-Nickname: Chori
-Managed By: AKS
-In July of 2011 she joined HKT48 as a kenkyuusei
-On April 4, 2012 she joined Team H
-On February 24, 2014 she was transferred to AKB48 Team A
-On December 8, 2017 she was transferred to AKB48 Team B
-Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, and appreciating Music
-Special Skill: Impersonating people or items with her face
-Charm Point: Smile
-Future Dream: To be a Actress
-Friends with Sugamoto Yuko
-She’s childhood friends with SKE48’s Tani Marika, Before Marika joined SKE48 she asked Chiyori if she could audition for HKT48
-Known as one of the best vocalists in HKT48’s 1st Generation
-One of the 50 winners in the Young Gravure Competition
-Well know for her comedian skills
-She was in Produce 48 (Ranked 37th)

Hattori Yuna

Stage Name: Hattori Yuna (服部有菜)
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: B, 8
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

Hiwatashi Yui

Stage Name: Hiwatashi Yui (樋渡 結依)
Birth Name: Hiwatashi Yui (樋渡 結依)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 30, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: A
Height: 151 cm (4’10”)
Weight: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Member
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: yui_hiwata430

Hiwatashi Yui Facts:
-She’s from Saitama, Japan
-Nickname: Heating Watan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 on March 1st 2015 as a AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015 Finalist
-On May 10, 2015 she was drafted into Team A and joined Team A on February 10, 2016
-On December 8, 2017 she joined AKB48 Team B
-She is a LOVE Berry model
-Hobbies: Watching Tv and impersonations
-Special Skills: Drums (She learned the drums so it could be her special skill)
-Likes talking to people
-Clumsy
-She is a former child actress and former member of Karat ☆
-Admires: Wantanabe Miyuki and Shimazuki Haruka
-Was Team A’s only pick in AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015
-She was Mukaichi Mion’s junior in elementary in school
-Impersonated Little Chick as her character
-She’s on a hiatus due to academic reasons

Fukuoka Seina

Stage Name: Fukuoka Seina (福岡聖菜)
Birth Name: Fukuoka Seina (福岡聖菜)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: August 1, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: N/A
Height: 150 cm (4’9″)
Team: B
Generation: 15th Generation AKB48
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: seina_fuku48
Instagram: seina__ff

Fukuoka Seina Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Seiko-Chan
-On January 19, 2013 she joined AKB48 as a kenkyuusei
-Admires AKB48 Members: Kojima Haruna, Kitazawa Saki, Iwatate Saho, and Suzuki Shihori
-Hobbies: Reading
-Favorite Book: Silver Spoon
-Favorite Food: Apples, Potato Chips, Consommé and Chocolate
-Favorite Subjects: History, Society, and Language
-Favorite Voice Actor: Hirano Aya
-She is good friends with Okada Kanna, Sato Kiara and Ichikawa Manami
-Motto: “To stand still is to go backwards”
-Future Ambition: Voice Actress
-Member of the unofficial Sub-Unit Aoichigo with Komiyama Haruka, Ichikawa Manami, and Yumoto Ami
-She auditioned for AKB48 with her sister
-Is sometimes called Cornet Seina because she has played the cornet (musical instrument) since elementary school and also plays the trumpet and trombone
-She can plate spin
-Likes Full Metal Alchemist
-Wants to visit Italy so she can eat Italian food

Yamabe Ayu

Stage Name: Yamabe Ayu (山邊 歩夢)
Birth Name: Yamabe Ayu (山邊 歩夢)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 3, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: B
Height: 149 cm (4’10”)
Weight: N/A
Team: B
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Members
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: ayuchan0203

Yamabe Ayu Facts:
-She is from Chiba, Japan
-Nickname: Ayu
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 on January 3, 2015 as AKB48’s Group Draft Kaigi 2015 finalist
-On October 5, 2015 she was drafted into Team b and joined Team B on August 29, 2017
-Pros: Energetic and has a lot of friends
-Cons: Can be a little shy
-Hobbies: Dancing
-Special Talent: Painting
-Prefers cats over dogs
-Admires Shimazaki Haruka
-Her sister is Yamabe Miyu of TOKYO GIRLS STYLE

Yamamoto Ruka

Stage Name: Yamamoto Ruka (山本瑠香)
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: B, 8
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?

Yoshikawa Nanase

Stage Name: Yoshikawa Nanase (吉川七瀬)
Birth Name: Yoshikawa Nanase (吉川七瀬)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 21, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type: A
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: N/A
Team: B, 8
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

Hiatus:
Honda Hitomi

Stage Name: Honda Hitomi (本田仁美)
Birth Name: Honda Hitomi (本田仁美)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 6, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 44.4 kg (97lbs)
Team: B, 8
Generation: Toyota Team 8
Sub-Units: N/A
Twitter: hnd_htm_1006
Instagram: 10_hitomi_06

Honda Hitomi 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 it was announced that 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 appeared on the Philippine show ‘It’s ShowTime’ with fellow AKB48 Team 8 Members
-She was on Produce 48 (Placed 9th debuting with I*ZONE)
-She is stopping all 48 activities and will focus on I*ZONE

Graduated:
Takahashi Juri

Stage Name: Takahashi Juri (高橋朱里)
Birth Name: Takahashi Juri (高橋朱里)
Position: Captain, Vocalist
Birthday: October 3, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 157 cm (5’1″)
Blood type: A
Team: B
Generation: 12 Generation AKB48
Sub-units: Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers
Instagram: 1003_j
Twitter: juri_t_official

Takahashi Juri Facts:
-She was born in Ibaraki, Japan
-Nickname: Egg Rapper ( She filled in for rapper position ons Produce 48)
-Managed By: AKS
-In April of 2011 she joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei (Trainees that fill in for AKB48 absent members)
-In March of 2012 she was promoted to Team 4
-In August of 2012 she transferred to Team A
-In February she transferred back to Team 4
-Finally in December of 2017 she transferred to Team B
-Hobbies: Swimming and Shopping
-Attends the same school as Kato Rena
-Has a short temper
-Is good at baking
-Has a younger and older brother
-She is  close t0 Iwata Karen, Kawaei Rina, Kato Rena, Oshima Ryoka, and Tano Yuka
-It is said she and Kawaei Rena are ‘twins’ by fans. They hang out a lot and even get hungry at the same time
-In AKB48 she admires Shinoda Mariko, Maeda Atsuko, and Takahashi Minami
-Often oversleeps
-She can become tongue-tied
-She is good at athletics such as psychical education and long distance running
-Won a gold medal at a marathon
-Isn’t good at math
-Has a dog named John and a cat named Kuroiwa-san
-She is close with NMB48 members
-Shares the same birthday as Yumoto Ami
-The AKB48 Theater manager, Togasaki Tomonobu commented that when she is able to break off her barrier, she will shine as brightly as Maeda Atsuko
-She shares the same last name as AKB48 Soukantoku Takahashi Minami, draft member Takahashi Mio, former SDN48 member Takahashi Yui, Team 8’s Takahashi Ayane, and previous Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai.
-She is named Messhi by Ariyoshi for her dead looking eyes
Member of the ksgk (annoying kids) senbatsu with Kawaei Rina, Oshima Ryoka, Tano Yuka, and Kodama Haruka(ksgk is a popular joke between Team A members)
-She was on Produce 48 (Placed 16th)
-Takahashi Juri graduated from AKB48 on March 4, 2019 signing under Woollim Entertainment to debut in Rocket Punch

Profile Made by: Hannagw

(Source: AkB48.fandom.com, akb48.co.jp)

(Thanks to Lily Perez, Viichan, Sesyl, ej Louis Woong Lee, Maddie19)

Related:
AKB48 Team A
AKB48 Team K
AKB48 Team 4
AKB48 Team 8
AKB48 Kenkyuusei (Trainees)

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Who is your AKB48 Team B bias/oshimen?

Who is your AKB48 Team B bias? Do you know more facts about them? Feel free to comment below. 🙂

  • Lily Perez

    Juri’s nickname is “egg rapper”
    Saho got known in pd48 for her wacky dance in the pick me reevaluation
    Chiyori’s special skill is impersonating people and items with her face

  • Lily Perez

    Also if you could pls update Hitomi’s height (158cm) that would be great

  • Viichan

    Nakanishi Chiyori was on Produce 48 (Ranked 37th place). Iwatate Saho was also on Produce 48 (Ranked 40th place).
    Ota Nao’s height is 161cm, Shimizu Maria’s height is 158cm, Hattori Yuna’s height is 158cm and Yoshikawa Nanase’s height is 163cm.

  • Sesyl

    Juri was in Produce 48 too.
    She ranked 16th on the final broadcast and her “egg rapper” nickname comes from Produce since she filled the rapper position a few time (doing a great job imo).

  • ej

    Juri was on pd48 and she was one of the higher rank and she ranked 16th on the last ep

  • Louis Woong Lee

    Honda Hitomi went to the Philippines with her fellow AKB48 Team 8 members and appeared on a Philippine variety show called “It’s Showtime”

  • gąĉんą รuммԾneя ąną

    Will you one day post about 48groups outside of Japan? Like JKT48 or BNK48

  • Hannagw

    Sorry for the late reply.
    Hopefully we will be able to make profiles for JKT48 or BNK48 in the future!

  • Colin Jennings

    I don’t see graduated member Mayu Watanabe