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AKB48 Team A
AKB48 Team A is the first Team of the 5 teams of AKB48 based in Akihabara, Tokyo. There are twenty members and they are under Kings Records Sub-label You! Be Cool.

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AKB48 Team A Fandom Colors: Pink

AKB48 Team A Members:
Okabe Rin

Stage Name: Okabe Rin (岡部 麟)
Birth Name: Rin Okabe (麟岡 部)
Position: Captain,Vocalist
Birthday: November 7,1996
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Team: A, 8
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

Iriyama Anna

Stage Name: Iriyama Anna (入山 杏奈)
Birth Name: Iriyama Anna (入山 杏奈)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 3, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 157 cm (5’1″)
Blood type: B
Team: A
Generation: 10th Generation AKB48
Sub-units: OKL48, AnRiRe, Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers
Instagram: _iriyamaanna1203
Twitter: _iriyamaanna1203

Anna Iriyama Fun Facts:
-She’s from Chiba, Japan
-Nickname(s) Overthrow and Annin
-Managed By: Ota Production
-She joined AKB48 in 2010 apart of the 10th Generation
-She was a Kenkyuusei meaning she would fill in for absent members
-In 2014 at a handshake in Lwate, Anna Iriyama, Kawaei Rina, and a staff member were attacked by a man with a handsaw and were sent to the hospital with minor injuries
-She’s been in six dramas So Long! (2013), Majisuka Gakeun 3 (2012),Majisuka Gakeun 4 (2015), Majisuka Gakeun 5 (2015), Cabasuka Gakuen (2017),L.I.K.E La Leyenda (2018)
-She also starred in one film Ao Oni (2014)
-She likes to watch anime, read manga, and listen to music
-She can play the flute
-She has a sister
-She LOVES strawberries
-Her favorite Samuri is Date Masamune
-Many fans thought she was European because of her facial features but she is fully Japanese
-She mixes English words when she speaks so foreign fans can understand

Haruka Okumoto

Stage Name: Haruka Okumoto (奥本 陽菜)
Birth Name: Okumoto Hinano (陽菜 奥本)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 9, 2003
Zodiac sign: Libra
Blood type: O
Team: A, 8
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

Oguri Yui

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

Oguri Yui 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
-She’s a lefty

Rena Kato

Stage Name: Rena Kato (加藤 玲奈)
Birth Name: Kato Rena (玲奈 加藤)
Position: Vocalist, Actress
Birthday: July 10,1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: B
Team: A
Generation: 10th Generation AKB48
Sub-units: AnRiRe, Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers

Rena Kato Fun Facts:
-She was born in Chiba, Japan
-Nickname(s): re snatching and Renacchi
-Managed By: Mama & Sone
-Joined AKB48 in 2010 as a kenkyuusei
-She joined Team 4 in 2012
-Later in 2012 she transferred to Team B
-In 2014 she transferred back to Team 4
-In 2015 she transferred back to Team B
-In December of 2017 she transferred to Team A
-She was in the filmShiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012)
-She was also in the Drama Majisuka Gakuen 3 (2012)
-She has a younger sister
-Goes to school with Takahashi Juri

Moe Goto

Stage Name: Moe Goto (後藤 萌咲)
Birth Name: Goto Moesaki
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: May 20, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: O
Team: A
Generation: 1st Generation Draft members
Instagram: moe_goto0520
Twitter: moe_goto0520

 Moe Goto Facts:
-She was born in Achi, Japan
-Nickname: Also Ekyun
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 in October of 2013
-She was drafted into Team K in November
-She was promoted in Team k in 2014
-She transferred to Team B in March of 2015
-In December of 2017 she transferred to Team A
-Her hobbies and skills  are singing and dancing
-Her audition number was 68
-She wants to be like Matsui Rena
-She was Team k’s first choice at the draft
-She failed SKE48 auditions
-She was on Produce 48 and placed 24th

Shitao Miu

Stage Name: Shitao Miu (下尾 みう)
Birth Name: Shitao Miu (下尾 みう)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 3, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: A
Team: A, 8
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)

Ayana Shinozaki

Stage Name: Ayana Shinozaki (彩奈 篠崎)
Birth Name: Shinozaki Ayana (篠崎 彩奈)
Position: Vocal
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: B
Team: A
Generation: 13th Generation AKB48
Instagram: ayana.s_official
Twitter: ayana18_48

Ayana Shinozaki Fun Facts:
-Joined AKB48 in 2011 as a kenkyuusei
-In 2012 she was promoted to Team 4
-In 2015 she transferred to Team K
-In December of 2017 she transferred to Team A
-Her hobby is dancing
-Her special skills are calligraphy and piano
-Her favorite sports are Volleyball and Basketball
-Her favorite food is strawberries
-Her favorite drink is Calpis
-She likes the color pink
-Her favorite character is My Melody
-When they were announcing the new members for Team 4, Togasaki Tomonobu forgot to call her name. As a joke the membersand fans  call her Forgotten Aynana
-Respects Kojima Haruna and Oshimo Yuko
-Has a my pace personality
-Was a member in a dance club when she was in high school
-Has two older brothers
-Her favorite member is Nashino Miki
-Her second favorite member is Muakaichi Mion
-She was on Produce 48 (Placed 91st)

Kurumi Suzuki

Stage Name: Kurumi Suzuki  (くるみ 鈴木)
Birth Name: Kurumi Suzuki (くるみ 鈴木)
Position: Vocalist, Youngest
Birthday: September 2,2004
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Blood Type: Unknown
Team: A
Generation: 13th Generation AKB48

Kurumi  Suzuki  Fun Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo,  Japan
-Nickname: Kururun
-Managed By: AKS
-She is the youngest of AKB48
-She joined AKB48 in December of 2016 as a kenkyuusei
-She was promoted to Team 8 in December of 2017

Manaka Taguchi

Stage Name: Manaka Taguchi (田口 愛佳)
Birth Name: Manaka Taguchi (田口 愛佳)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 12,2003
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: Unknown
Height: 152 cm (4’12”)
Team: A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Taguchi Manaka Fun Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Throughout
-Managed By: AKS
-Her hobbies is looking at cute kids
-Her favorite food is macaroon and Melon bread
-She joined AKB48 in December of 2016 as a kenkyusei
-She was promoted in Team A in December of 2017

Hijri Tanigawa

Stage Name: Hijiri Tanikawa (谷川 聖)
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_

Hijri Tanigawa  Fun Facts:
-She was born in Akita, Japan
-Nickname: Hijiri
-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

Eri Chiba

Stage Name: Eri Chiba (葉 恵里)
Birth Name: Eri Chiba (葉 恵里)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 27, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: Unknown
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 40 kg (88 lbs)
Team: A
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Candidates

Eri Chiba Fun Facts:
-She was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Nickname: Erii
-She joined AKB48 in March of 2015
-In October of 2015 she was drafted into Team 4
-She promoted in Team 4 in September of 2017
-In December of 2017 she joined Team A
-She never gives up
-She loves to cook and collect AKB48 group photos
-She can sing any song with a vowel
-She prefers dogs over cats
-She admires Kotani Riho
-She was Produce48 with a F ranking and placed 33th
-Her popularity has sky rocketed from her charms on the worst stage performance on Produce48 (koreaboo)

Kurena Cho

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

 Kurena Chou 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

Rei Nishkawa

Stage Name: Rei Nishkawa (西川 怜)
Birth Name: Rei Nishkawa  (西川 怜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 25,2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: B
Height: 149 cm (4’11”)
Team: A
Generation: 2nd Generation Draft Members
Twitter: rei_1025_48

Rei Nishkawa Fun Facts:
-Managed By: AKS
-Joined AKB48 in 2015
-She was drafted in Team B in October of 2015
-In 2017 she transferred to Team A
-She doesn’t like to lose
-She is very bright and sociable
-She also cries easily
-Reading is her hobby
-Her special talent is dancing
-She prefers cats over dogs
-She admires Kashiwagi Yuki

Kotone Hitomi

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

 Kotone Hitomi 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

Ayaka Maeda

Stage Name: Ayaka Maeda (前田 彩佳)
Birth Name: Maeda Ayaka (彩佳 前田)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 18,2000
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Team: A
Generation: 16th Generation AKB48

Ayaka Maeda Fun Facts:
-Was born in Kanagawa, Japan
-Managed By: AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyussei in 2016
-In December of 2017 she joined Team A

Miho Miyazaki

Stage Name: Miho Miyazaki (宮崎 美穂)
Birth Name: Miyazaki Miho (美穂 宮崎)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 30, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: O
Height: 159 cm (5’2″)
Team: A
Generation: 5th Generation AKB48
Sub-units: Yasai Sisters, Natto Angels, Team  PB, YM7
Instagram: @myaostagram_380
Twitter: 730myao

Miho Miyazaki Fun Facts:
-She was born in Tokyo, Japan
-Nickname: Myao
-Managed By: Horipro and AKS
-She joined AKB48 as a Kenkyussei in October 2007
-She was promoted in Team A in 2008 in July
-She was transferred to Team B in 2010
-Transfered to Team K in 2012
-Transfered back to team A in 2015
-She’s a member of Drama Club
-She was the Original 5th Generation AKB48 Ace
-Her Oshimen (Jpop version of bias) is NMB48’s Kinoshita Haruna
-She’s a fan of K-pop and is learning Korean
-She did a collaboration photoshoot with Crayon Pop
-She has never lost a match of Shoujiki Shogi on AKBINGO!
-She loves aquariums and has a annual pass to one
-On May 10, 2018, she was announced to be a contestant in a Korean survival reality show, Produce 48
-On Produce 48 she placed 15th and her popularity rose a lot at the end

Mion Mukaichi

Stage Name: Mion Mukaichi (向井地 美音)
Birth Name: Mukaichi Mion (美音 向井地)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: January 29, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: O
Height: 147 cm (4’8″)
Team: A
Generation: 15th Generation AKB48
Instagram: __mion.m
Twitter: mionn_48
7gogo: mukaichi mion

Mion Mukaichi Fun Facts:
-She was born in Saitama, Japan
-She’s an only child
-She joined AKB48 in 2013 as a Kenkyussei
-She was promoted to Team 4 in 2014
-She transferred to Team K in 2015
-She transferred to Team A in December in 2017
-Her charms are her Eyeballs and her height
-Her special skill is Hula hoop
-Her favorite brand is LIZ LISA
-She loves Strawberries, Cherry Tomatoes, and Salted Tongues
-Her favorite subjects are History and Music
-Her favorite colors are pastel and black
-She likes watching dramas
-Was a famous child actress
-She is part of the unofficial Sub-Unit Cinderellaaaa
-Hates Horror and when mosquitoes flies to ears
-She was apart of the tennis club
-Hates cheeses and mayonnaise
-She was the first member in her generation to rank Senbatsu
-Likes staying indoors
-Respects Kojima Haruna
-She is close to Mogi Shinobu and was the second person to bathe with her and first AKB48 member to visit her house
-Her close friends are Owada Nana,Komiyama Haruka, and NMB48’s Ota Yuuri
-She was the center in Heavy Rotation by the original center of the song, Oshima Yuko, when she graduated

Yui Yokoyama

Stage Name: Yui Yokoyama (横山 由依)
Birth Name: Yokoyama Yui (由依 横山)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 8, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood type: B
Height: 158 cm (5’1″)
Team: A
Generation: 9th Generation AKB48
Sub-Units: Milk Planet,Team Surprise,Not Yet,Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers, Yasai Sisters
Instagram: yokoyamayui_1208
Twitter: Yui_yoko1208

Yui Yokoyama Fun facts:
-Nickname: Yui solder
-Managed By: Ota Production
-She joined AKB48 in as a Kenkyuusei
-She’s is the general manager of Japanese 48 girl groups
-She debuted in October 2010 to Team K
-She moved to Team A in 2013 and became the Captain for Team A
-In 2015 she transferred from Captain and stayed in Team A
-She has a solo song called May (Suika Baby)
-She was in the Manga AKB48 Murder Mystery Series
-She was also in the CM”s Balance Sentai Veggie Rangers (2012) and Yasai Sisters (2011) as a replacement for Ono Erena as Sister Beet
-She was in the movie NMB48 Geinin! (2013) and Jounetsu Tairiku Yokuyama Yui Documentary (2016)
-She was in the drama Sailor Zombie (2014), NMB48 Geinin!! 2 (2013), Majisuka Gakuen (2010) as a cameo in the last episode, Majisuka Gakuen 2 (2011)
-Her hobbies are Karaoke, Strolling, Visiting Bookstores
-Her favorite colors are purple,white,black and pink
-Her favorite food is Beef Rice
-She is the leader of Light Music Club
-Her audition song was Blue Bird by Ikimonogakari
-She has a pet cockatiel
-She attended Heart Voice Studio Music School Middle School and High School
-She originally auditioned for SKE48 2nd Generation
-She was a vocalist in a high school band
-She is well know for her role in Bimyo~
-Shares the same name in Romaji as Team 8’s member Yokoyama Yui
-She is close to Shimazaki Haruka

Karen Yoshida

Stage Name: Karen Yoshida (吉田 華恋)
Birth Name: Yoshida HanaKoi
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 27, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: O
Height: Unknown
Team: A, 8
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

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