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NGT48 Team NIII Profile

NGT48 Team NIII Profile and Facts

NGT48’s Team NIII was the first of three teams of NGT48, AKB48’s fifth sister group which performs in Niigata, Japan. The team currently has ten members and is under AKS. The group formed on January 10, 2016 and disbanded April 21, 2019

NGT48 Team NIII Official Color: Cherry Red

Captain: Kato Minami

Name: Kato Minami (加藤美南)
Nickname: Katomina (かとみな)
Birthday: January 15, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: katominami_ngt48

Kato Minami Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 30th (10th Senbatsu).
-She was the first NGT48 member to rank in the Senbatsu.
-She was considered one of NGT48’s predebut aces.
-She can do baton twirling.
-She has been an AKB48 fan since elementary school.
Katomina’s catchphrase: East? West? North? South? Everyone’s gaze is going (Mi~na~mi~!) Born in Niigata City in the Niigata Prefecture, I am NGT48’s acrobatic girl Kato Minami, also known as 『Katomina』.

Vice-captain: Ogino Yuka

Name: Ogino Yuka (荻野由佳)
Nickname: Ogiyuka (おぎゆか)
Birthday: February 16, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Generation: 1st generation
Twitter: yuka_ippaiwarae
Instagram: ogiyuka_ippaiwarae216

Ogino Yuka Facts:
-She joined as a Baito AKB member (a member with only part-time status as Kenkyuusei) in 2014, then was drafted by NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 4th (10th Senbatsu).
-She was the quickest member to rank within Kami 7 (top 7) in a Senbatsu at 1 year and 10 months of activity.
-Her strength is her cheerful personality that allows her to get along with anyone.
-She has a bad sense of direction.
-Her hobbies are karaoke and dancing.
-Her favorite food is pizza.
-Her special skill is making weird faces while doing a split.
-She was Transferred to Team G on April 21, 2019
Ogiyuka’s catchphrase: Heey! (Whaat?) Nothing, nothing, whatever happens I won’t feel discouraged! On 2nd year of high school, I’m 19-year old Ogiyuka or Ogino Yuka!

Sato Anju

Name: Sato Anju (佐藤杏樹)
Nickname: Shugachan (シュガちゃん)
Birthday: November 5, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: anan_anju

Sato Anju Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her hobbies are karaoke and exercising.
-Her special skill is snowboarding.
-Her favorite foods are fruit and snacks.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019

 Seiji Reina

Name: Seiji Reina (清司麗菜)
Nickname: Reinya (れいにゃー)
Birthday: April 19, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: seiji_0007

Seiji Reina Facts:
-She joined as a Baito AKB member (a member with only part-time status as Kenkyuusei) in 2014, then was drafted by NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2018.
-Her hobbies are piano and singing.
-She is good at concentrating.
-Her favorite food is tomatoes.
-She admires Sashihara Rino and Watanabe Mayu.
-She hates losing.
-Her special skill is singing with emotion.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019

Takakura Moeka

Name: Takakura Moeka (高倉萌香)
Nickname: Okappa (おかっぱ)
Birthday: April 23, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: takakura_moeka_ngt48

Takakura Moeka Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 25th (9th Senbatsu).
-Her weakness is a lack of self-confidence.
-She dreams of being center in the future.
-She has been learning to play piano for six years.
-Her charm points are her bob haircut and her long eyelashes.
-She likes to read horror novels.
-Her favorite food is shiitake mushrooms and her least favorite food is liver.
-She auditioned for NGT48 because she loved AKB48.
-Her nickname “okappa” means “bob cut”, a reference to her haircut.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019
Okappa’s catchphrase: Speaking of Moeka? (Okappa!) From Joetsu city, I am 14 year old, junior high school second year student Takakura Moeka.

Tano Ayaka

Name: Tano Ayaka (太野彩香)
Nickname: Ayakani (アヤカニ)
Birthday: July 20, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: tanoayaka2

Tano Ayaka Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 53rd (10th Senbatsu).
-Her favorite foods are avocado, pudding, ice cream, and sushi.
-Her hobbies are shopping and watching ballet.
-Her skill is moving her eyes independently of each other.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019

Nishigata Marina

Name: Nishigata Marina (西潟茉莉奈)
Nickname: Gatanee (がたねぇ)
Birthday: October 16, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Generation: 1st generation
Twitter: marina_ngt48n
Instagram: marina_1016.n

Nishigata Marina Facts:
-She joined as a Baito AKB member (a member with only part-time status as Kenkyuusei) in 2014, then was drafted by NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 24th (10th Senbatsu).
-She was NGT48’s first choice at the AKB Draft in 2015.
-Her hobbies are watching movies, karaoke, shopping, and playing with her cats.
-Her favorite foods are cherries and tomatoes.
-She admires Matsui Rena and Kojima Haruna.
-Her special skills are making weird faces and never giving up.
-She is left-handed.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019

Nishimura Nanako

Name: Nishimura Nanako (西村菜那子)
Nickname: Naachan (なーちゃん)
Birthday: August 11, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: nanako_nishimura

Nishimura Nanako Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a draft member in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2018.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 43rd (10th Senbatsu).
-Her favorite foods are avocado, cheese, and mentaiko.
-Her pros are that she doesn’t complain much and her cons are that she is bad at keeping things organized.
-She likes watching the Tokyo-Hakone relay race and can name all the winners in its history.
-Her hobbies are watching soccer and dancing.
-She admires Moriyasu Madoka.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019

Yamada Noe

Name: Yamada Noe (山田野絵)
Nickname: Noepii (のえピー)
Birthday: October 7, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: noe.1007

Yamada Noe Facts:
-She joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei in 2015 and was promoted to Team NIII in 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 91st (10th Senbatsu).
-She was on Produce48 (ranked 41st).
-She is known for her husky voice, which she got after having a cold as a child.
-Her strengths are smiling all the time.
-Her weaknesses are eating slowly and being unable to stand up when sleepy.
-She is close with Jang Gyuri of Fromis_9.
-Her hobbies are listening to music, eating, and arranging her hair.
-Her special skills are calligraphy, bad impersonations, and having a firm butt.
-She is known to look like Tomonaga Mio.
-Her charm point is her smile.
-She is close with Kato Minami.
-Her favorite foods are watermelon and ice cream.
-She auditioned for NGT48 because she wanted to energize people.
-She looks up to Tashima Meru.
-She was transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019
Noepii’s catchphrase: Noepii time starts (ohhh!) Everyone, please take good care of yourself! Ready, set! Pi~pi~pipipi (Noepii) Thank you so much! I always have a husky voice and this is not a cold, I am Yamada Noe also known as 『Noepii』.

Graduated:
Kitahara Rie
Nickname: Kitarie (きたりえ)
Birthday: June 24, 1991
Birthplace: Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan
Bloodtype: A
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Generation: AKB48 5th Generation
Instagram: rie_kitahara_3

Kitahara Rie Facts:
– She graduated from NGT48 Team NIII on August 21, 2017
– Her favorite AKB48 member is Shinoda Mariko
– Her favorite AKB48 songs include Iiwake Maybe, Junjou Shugi and Dear my teacher
– She is good friends with AKB48’s Team B Oya Shizuka and Kashiwagi Yuki
– Her favorite manga is one piece
– She was the leader of Culture Club
– She is a former member of the unofficial group “SONE” with Minegishi Minami, Sashihara Rino and Miyazaki Miho
– On September 29th, announced her marriage to actor Kasahara Hideyuki
– Her catchphrase was: I come from Aichi prefecture, I’m Kitahara Rie, 30 years old. Please be nice to me

Kashiwagi Yuki

Name: Kashiwagi Yuki (柏木由紀)
Nickname: Yukirin (ゆきりん)
Birthday: July 15, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Generation: AKB48 3rd generation
Twitter: Yukiriiiin__K
Instagram: yukikashiwagi_official

Kashiwagi Yuki Facts:
-She joined AKB48 as a member of Team B without going through a Kenkyuusei period in 2006. She had a concurrent position in NMB48’s Team N from 2014 t0 2015 and has had a position in Team NIII since 2016.
-Her highest Senbatsu ranking is 2nd (7th Senbatsu).
-Yukirin is also a member of AKB48’s Team B.
-She cancelled her concurrent position with NGT48 on April 21, 2019
Yukirin’s catchphrase: Whether asleep or awake it’s Yukirin world, I’ll make you dazed♪ I’m Kashiwagi Yuki also known as Yukirin. Please be nice to me.

Miyajima AyaNickname: Ayanyan (あやにゃん)
Birthday: November 27, 1997
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata
Bloodtype: O
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Generation: 1st Generation
Instagram: aya_nyan_san

Miyajima Aya Facts:
She graduated from NGT48 Team NIII on August 6, 2018
– Her hobbies include listening to music favourite
– Her Special skill is getting up early
– Her favourite food: Ice-cream, Chicken
– Her favourite words are “Thank you”

Takahashi Mau

Nickname: Mauchan (まうちゃん)
Birthday: June 3, 2001
Birthplace: Ojiya, Niigata
Bloodtype: A
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Generation: 1st generation
Instagram: paruuuuuru

Takahashi Mau Facts
– Her hobbies include listening to music
– Her special skill is making weird faces, Kanji and French horn
– Her favourite food include tomatoes, cheese and cherries
– Her Favorite word is “Challenge.”
– She likes AKB48’s Team A Shimazaki Haruka

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