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Nogizaka46 Members Profile

Nogizaka46 Members Profile

Nogizaka46  (乃木坂46) is a Japanese girl group managed by Nogizaka46 LLC and releasing under Sony Music. The group debuted in August 2011 with 36 members (1st generation) with other generations joining in 2013 (2nd), 2016 (3rd), late 2018 (4th) and early 2020 (last 5 members of the 4th generation). At the beginning, they were established as an official rival to AKB48, but all aspects of their rivalry are now gone. They were the first group in the Sakamichi franchise, consisting of Nogizaka46 and its sister groups: Hinakatazaka46, Sakurazaka46 and Yoshimotozaka46. Their image color is purple and motto is: Effort, gratitude, smile. Climbing up the hill, we are Nogizaka. They have their own weekly variety show called Nogizaka Under Construction, as well as many temporary programs and radio shows.
The group currently consists of 44 members. Although the number is close to 46, 46 in the name does not stand for 46 members. Members are divided into senbatsu, the part of the group performing a single’s A-side, and under members, not chosen to senbatsu. Unders usually have a separate song on the single. A new senbatsu is chosen for each single, with the most important position in the line-up being the center.

Official links:
Youtube channel
Official webpage 
Members’ profiles and blogs 
Twitter: @nogizaka46
Tiktok: @nogizaka46_official
SHOWROOM
Spotify
Weibo
Nogizaka Under Construction twitter: @nogikmax
Nogizaka46 hours TV instagram: @nogizaka46_TV

Members Profile:
Akimoto Manatsu

Name: Akimoto Manatsu (秋元真夏)
Nickname: Manatsu, Manattan
Birthdate: August 20, 1993
Birthplace: Miyagi
Blood type: B
Height: 154 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: red + pink
Instagram: @manatsu.akimoto_official

Manatsu facts:
– Captain of the group; replaced Sakurai Reika after her graduation in 2019
– Graduated from Ferris University, majoring in English literature
– She likes watching sports, sewing, cooking, baking
– One of the oldest members, shares birthday with an ex-member Shiraishi Mai
– Considered the worst singer in Nogizaka
– She is often teased because of her big head; sometimes makes jokes about it herself
– Has a trademark “zukkyun” pose, in which she pretends to point a gun upwards
– In 2011, right after coming back from a hiatus, she was chosen for the second row of the formation for the group’s 4th single. This caused tension between her and Nishino Nanase, who felt that she had been moved to the 3rd row to make space for Manatsu. The two of them made up a year later and became good friends
– Is clumsy; the other members suspect her of doing it on purpose

Ikuta Erika

Name: Ikuta Erika (生田絵梨花)
Nickname: Ikuchan
Birthdate: January 22, 1997
Birthplace: Nordrhein-Westfallen, Germany
Blood type: A
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: double yellow
Instagram: @ikutaerika.official

Erika facts:
– A talented singer, piano player and dancer. She can also sing yodeling
– Musical and opera actress. She has performed in many well known musicals, such as Les Miserables (as Cosette, set to play Eponine in 2021) and Romeo et Juliette, alongside famous professional artists such as Shirota Yuu
She often plays the piano during Nogizaka concerts and music show performances
– Centered the group’s 10th single
– She held a solo concert in 2017
Lived in Germany for 5 years. She is sometimes considered a half-Japanese, but in fact both of her parents are Japanese
She studied music at a prestigious art university. However, there is no information if she graduated
Due to her other jobs, she is often absent from parts of concert tours and some days of longer events
She has an older sister
– 
Skilled for variety shows
– She and Matsumura Sayuri are known as Karaage Sisters. In 2021, as a duet they performed a theme song to the anime Pokemon

Saito Asuka

Name: Saito Asuka (齋藤飛鳥)
Nickname: Ashurin, Asuka-chan
Birthdate: August 10, 1998
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: 0
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: light blue + white

Asuka facts:
Current ace of the group; centered 3 singles and one special single as of March 2022 and had one wcenenter position with Nishino Nanase
Before joining Nogizaka, she appeared in commercials
Gets along well with Kitano Hinako, Umezawa Minami and Endo Sakura. However, she once stated that she has no friends is the industry (Another Sky TV special). Asked, what she does, when she wants to go to a popular restaurant, she replied that she usually goes alone
Her mother comes from Myanmar
She was the youngest member of Nogizaka’s first generation; many members, who joined much later, are older than her
She can play the drums, sometimes plays them during concerts
Is known for her dark attitude: for example, when something good happens to her, she listens to depressing music or reads sad books to maintain balance; once said that it is cute how fish fight for food. At the beginning of her career, she tried to cover it and create a fake cheerful personality
– Played one of the 3 main characters in Nogizaka’s dramas Zambi and Eizouken. She also had acting roles outside the group’s dramas and movies
Does not judge people by their appearance or way of living
Is considered an example of rising to stardom: in her early days in Nogizaka, she was not even part of the group’s senbatsu, and now managed to become its ace
– Is ashamed of how she acted at the beginning of her idol career (especially “making a fuss” about strawberry milk, which she claimed was her trademark drink)
– According to the other members, her handmade items bring good luck

Takayama Kazumi

Name: Takayama Kazumi (高山一実)
Nickname: Kazumin
Birthdate: February 8, 1994
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: A
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: light blue + pink
Instagram: @takayama.kazumi.official

Kazumi facts:
She is one of the best singers in the group
Many younger members look up to her and respect her. She is always kind and supportive
Is a fan of Yamaguchi Momoe. Chose a song by Yamaguchi as her audition song
She has learned kendo since she was 5 years old
– Likes photographing
As of November 2019, she has been in senbatsu of all Nogizaka singles so far
She feels uncomfortable with younger members calling her Takayama. She would like to have a friendly relationship with them, rather than sempai – kouhai (senior – junior) like
Released 2 solo photobooks
– Likes detective novels
– She decided to audition to be an idol, when all her friends went to university to chase their dreams, and she felt that her dreams could not come true there
– She believes in ghosts, haunted places and fortune telling
– As a teenager, she was shopping online a lot, and once got scammed

Higuchi Hina

Name: Higuchi Hina (樋口日奈)
Nickname: Hinachima, Chima
Birthdate: January 31, 1998
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: A
Height: 159 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: purple + orange
Instagram: @higuchi_hina_official

Hina facts:
– She has 2 older sisters. One of them, Yuzu, is an actress and a model
She centered 3 under songs. She has been in under members for most of her career in Nogizaka
– She can play the trumpet
Performed in a few stage plays, including the Sailor Moon musical in 2018
During 2020 Nogizaka46 hour TV, she demonstrated her skills in changing clothes fast
– She appears regularly on Nogizaka46 Eigo, a TV show dedicated to learning English, despite not making much progress
– She is a fan of Girls’ Generation, KARA and Ikimonogakari
– Her
favorite colors are orange and purple
– Her favorite flower is sunflower

Hoshino Minami

Name: Hoshino Minami (星野みなみ)
Nickname: Minami
Birthdate: February 6, 1998
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: B
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: double white
Instagram: @373_kawaii (inactive)

Minami facts:
She likes shopping and cute things. Her favorite fashion brand is Liz Lisa (known for himekaji, hime gyaru and ryosangata style clothes) and she likes My Melody.
Looks younger than she is
– Before joining Nogizaka, she was a fan of AKB48 and failed an audition to its 12th generation. Her 48G oshimen was Kimoto Kanon
In 2015, she applied to AKB48’s Kato Rena’s favorite member selection, called Renacchi Sousenkyo. The chosen members would become a special unit and get a song on AKB48’s sigle. She was not ranked
– Is known for her cute sounding voice
– Favorite food: plain bread, creams, chocolate
– During her early years in Nogizaka, her hairstyle was usually 2 ponytails 

Matsumura Sayuri

Name: Matsumura Sayuri (松村沙友理)
Nickname: Sayurin, Sayuringo, Mattsun
Birthdate:  August 27, 1992
Birthplace: Osaka
Blood type:
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: double red
Instagram: @matsumura_sayuri_official

Sayuri facts:
She used to be a huge anime otaku. She often jokes about it.
– Her favorite manga is Mahoraba and her favorite voice actress is Horie Yui
Is considered a burikko
– She has an older sister and a younger brother.
 As of November 2019, she as been in senbatsu of all Nogizaka singles so far
– She was is a volleyball club in high school and junior high school.
– Traveled to Hawaii with Shinuchi Mai and Sakurai Reika
– Is close friends with ex-member Shiraishi Mai. They were called a baka couple (a duo acting crazy and silly together)
– Her favorite food is plain white rice. She got to center an unit song about loving rice, written because of her
– She appears regularly on Nogizaka46 Eigo, a TV show dedicated to learning English
– Took her first ever driving lessons for a TV show, with Ikuta Erika on board
– Is a big eater, but bad at cooking
– Her favorite TV shows are Shabekuri 007, news programs and cooking shows
– Often speaks with her native kansai dialect
– Announced graduation, she will be graduating after the 27th single promotion 

Wada Maaya

Name: Wada Maaya (和田まあや)
Nickname: Maaya
Birthdate: April 23, 1993
Birthplace: Fukuyama
Blood type: 0
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 1st
Lightstick colors: yellow + orange

Maaya facts:
– Out of all 1st generation members active in the group, she has the least number of senbatsu appearances
– She appears regularly on Nogizaka46 Eigo, a TV show dedicated to learning English
– She learned karate as a child
– She won the “idiot contest” among Nogizaka members
– She is close with Takayama Kazumi

 

Ito Junna

Name: Ito Junna (伊藤純奈)
Nickname: Junna
Birthdate: November 30, 1998
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: A
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: light blue + pink
Instagram: @junna_ito_official

Ito Junna facts:
Practices shodo (traditional art of calligraphy)
– Is one of the best singers in the group, member of the concert unit Nogidan
Likes anime, Disney, Sanrio’s My Melody character
Performed in many stage plays, including Nelke Planning’s Sailor Moon (as Sailor Jupiter), Inuyasha (as Kagome) and Three Sisters (as Maria)
– She announced graduation from the group

Kitano Hinako

Name: Kitano Hinako (北野日奈子)
Nickname: Kiichan
Birthdate: July 17, 1993
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: 0
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: pink + green

Hinako facts:
After Miona and Mai, she has the biggest number of senbatsu appearances in her generation
She has been an under center twice
Is ashamed of her butt-shaped chin, despite people hardly noticing it
– Has a pet dog named Chip, adopted by her from an animal shelter. On Nogizakatte, doko? she encouraged viewers and fellow members to adopt homeless animals
– She has only two requirements for her future husband: to like dogs and treasure her family and friends
Is strong
Released a photobook in 2018
– Is a gamer

Suzuki Ayane

Name: Suzuki Ayane (鈴木絢音)
Nickname: Aachan
Birthdate: March 5, 1999
Birthplace: Akita
Blood type: 0
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: purple + white

Ayane facts:
She is shy and quiet
She likes planes, is a plane nerd
– Comes from the countryside
– Likes robot anime and is interested in folklore

 

Terada Ranze

Name: Terada Ranze (寺田蘭世)
Nickname: Ranze, Ranran
Birthdate: September 23, 1998
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: 0
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: double pink
Instagram: @terada.ranze.official

Ranze facts:
– She is left handed
– She is a fan of Takarazuka Revue, anime, manga and other idols
– Has centered 3 under songs, was the original center of the 2nd generation
– She dislikes her unusual name: it is hard to remember, often misspelled and sometimes mistaken for a male one
– She likes anime and idols

Yamazaki Rena


Name: Yamazaki Rena (山﨑怜奈)
Nickname: Renachi
Birthdate: May 21, 1997
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: B
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: white + yellow
Instagram: @rena_yamazaki.official

Rena facts:
– She likes drawing and photographing
– Appeared in commercials as a child
– Graduated from Keio University
– She hosts her own variety show
– Is a regular model for the magazine MARQUE
– Is learning Mandarin
– She likes pastel colors
– She published a book in spring 2021

Watanabe Miria

Name: Watanabe Miria (渡辺みり愛)

Nickname: Miririn, Miriatan
Birthdate: November 1, 1999
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: 0
Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: yellow + green
Instagram:@miria.watanabe_official

Miria facts:
– She is the youngest member of her generation
– She likes Hello Kitty and My Melody
– Together with Akimoto Manatsu, Saito Asuka and Ikoma Rina, climbed a frozen waterfall for the 17th single promotional campaign. She participated in the campaign, despite not being a part of the single’s senbatsu
-She announced graduation from the group

Shinuchi Mai

Name: Shinuchi Mai (新内眞衣)
Nickname: Maichun
Birthdate: January 22, 1992
Birthplace: Saitama
Blood type: B
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: blue + purple
Instagram: @mai.shinuchi_official

Mai facts:
– She is the oldest member of the group. Before their graduations, other oldest members were Shiraishi Mai and Fukagawa Mai
– Travelled to Hawaii with Sakurai Reika and Matsumura Sayuri
– She used to be an office worker before joining Nogizaka and at the beginning of her idol career. She used to steal water from the office water cooler
– Known for wearing expensive clothes

Ito Riria

Name: Ito Riria (伊藤理々杏)
Nickname: Ririan
Birthdate: October 8, 2002
Birthplace: Okinawa
Blood type: B
Height: 154 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: red + purple

Riria facts:
– In her early days in Nogizaka, she stated that her special skill was Pikachu impersonation and was often asked to perform it
– Is boyish, sometimes refers to herself with boku
– Performed in many stage plays, mostly Nogizaka-only
– She is a talented singer and dancer
– Centered a 3rd generation song from Nogizaka’s 19th single
– Comes from the countryside, is grateful to her classmates for support
– Performed the lead role in 3rd generation members’ stage play Hoshi no Ojousama

Iwamoto Renka

Name: Iwamoto Renka (岩本蓮加)
Nickname: Rentan
Birthdate: February 2, 2004
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: B
Height: 157 cm (5’2″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: red + pink

Renka facts:
– She is the youngest member of her generation. Because she is underage, she cannot perform in late night music shows and has to leave some concerts earlier. She often complains about it in her blog
– Her favorite food is chocolate pudding
– She looks up to Shiraishi Mai and Saito Asuka
– She can play the guitar
– Has been gradually gaining popularity
– Centered an under member song and a 3rd generation one
– Has a pet dog and a cat
– Often takes pictures of Ozono Momoko
– Is a fan of BLACKPINK and IZ*ONE

Umezawa Minami


Name
: Umezawa Minami (梅澤美波)
Nickname: Minamin, Umechan
Birthday: January 6, 1999
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: A
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: light blue + blue
Instagram: @ume_minami.official

Minami facts:
– She is the tallest member of Nogizaka46 and the second tallest idol in the Sakamichi franchise (after Sakurazaka46’s Habu Mizuho). She complains that, due to her height, text is often put on her face in videos and photos
– Is close with Ozono Momoko, they are called UmeMomo by fans
– Was a part of SakamichiAKB and IZ4648 collaboration units with AKB48 and IZ*ONE
– Played one of the 3 main characters in Nogizaka’s drama Eizouken
– Her face was not revealed until the final announcement of the candidates who passed the audition

Ozono Momoko

Name: Ozono Momoko (大園桃子)
Nickname: Momo-chan
Birthday: September 13, 1999
Birthplace: Kagoshima
Blood type: O
Height: 156 cm (5’1″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: green + pink
Instagram@o.momoko_official

Momoko facts:
– One of the two original centers of her generation (with Yoda Yuuki)
– Is very shy and polite
– Her name means peach, so she often ads peach emoji to her blog and instagram posts
– Since her debut, she is a regular senbatsu member
– Likes playing animal crossing
– Is proud of her hometown, loves talking about it
– Is very patient

Kubo Shiori

Name: Kubo Shiori (久保史緒里)
Nickname: Kubochan, Kuboshi
Birthday: July 14, 2001
Birthplace: Miyagi
Blood type: 0
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: light blue + yellow

Shiori facts:
– She is one of the best singers in Nogizaka. Because of her talent and similar voice range to Ikuta Erika, she often replaces her in unit songs during concerts and is her double for music shows. She is also a member of the concert unit Nogidan
– She was a cheerleader at school. She is a fan of Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team and is often invited to open their plays
– Her older sister Mariko is popular on instagram
– Is close friends with Yamashita Mizuki; during a Showroom livestream, they invented a name Kuboshita for themselves
– Was a huge fan of Nogizaka before joining the group; she claims to be its no 1. fan. Her oshimen was Hori Miona, she also liked the pairing WakaReika (Wakatsuki Yumi and Sakurai Reika). When any Nogizaka song is played, she can tell which members sang which line
– During pre-debut Showroom lives, she used to sing Nogizaka songs and demonstrate her skill in stacking pens on her nose
– Writes long blog entries and updates it frequently
– Loves Miyagi prefecture and is grateful for being raised there
– Is a regular model for the fashion magazine Seventeen. Kosaka Nao from Hinatazaka46 is also one, so they often have photoshoots and promotional videos together. She appeared on the magazine’s cover (with Nao) for the first time in March 2021 issue.

Sakaguchi Tamami

Name: Sakaguchi Tamami (阪口珠美)
Nickname: Tamachan
Birthday: November 10, 2001
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: unknown
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: purple + yellow

Tamami facts:
– She is left handed
– Is a former member of the idol group Non-Sugar Label
– Is friends with Keyakizaka46’s ex-member Suzumoto Miyu
– Usually an under member, announced as under center for the 26th single

Sato Kaede

Name: Sato Kaede (佐藤楓)
Nickname: Den-chan
Birthday: March 23, 1998
Birthplace: Nagoya
Blood type: A
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: double red
Instagram: @kaede_sato.official

Kaede facts:
– Plays badminton and practices shodo (calligraphy)
– Got her nickname from Ozono Momoko
– She appears regularly on Nogizaka46 Eigo, a TV show dedicated to learning English
– She and Hayashi Runa are the only members, whose names have only 3 kanji
– She went to Nogizaka’s and Keyakizaka’s handshake events before joing the group, she also went to Fukagawa Mai’s graduation concert with friends

Nakamura Reno

Name: Nakamura Reno (中村麗乃)
Nickname: Reno-chan
Birthday: September 27, 2001
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: unknown
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: white + blue

Reno facts:
– She is the second tallest member
– Has a younger brother
– Former member of the underground idol group Engeki Girl Future
– Is a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Keyakizaka46
– Loves chocolate
– Under member

Mukai Hazuki

Name: Mukai Hazuki 向井葉月
Nickname: Hazuki
Birthday: August 23, 1999
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: A
Height: 152 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: double yellow

Hazuki facts:
– Her face was not revealed until the final announcement of the candidates who passed the audition
– She failed the audition to Nogizaka’s 2nd generation. Before joining the group, she was a huge fan of Nogizaka and its sister group. She went to Keyakizaka’s handshake event, but was too nervous to actually shake hands with the idol she met.
– Can play the guitar
– Is an under member
– Performed in a few stage plays, including the Sailor Moon musical in 2019

Yamashita Mizuki

Name: Yamashita Mizuki (山下美月)
Nickname: Zukki
Birthday: July 26, 1999
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: 0
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: yellow + blue
Instagram: @mizuki.yamashita.official and @yamashitamizuki1st (inactive)

Mizuki facts:
– She looks up to the ex-member Nishino Nanase
– Often teases other members
– She has been chosen for the center of Nogizaka’s 26th single (release in January 2021), is considered a future ace of the group
– Is a huge idol fan. Went to Maeda Atsuko’s final concert in AKB48
– Played one of the 3 main characters in Nogizaka’s drama Eizouken
– Loves the Sailor Moon anime. Was lucky to be perform as the main character in the musical of this franchise in 2018
– Liked idols since primary school, she went to AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko’s graduation concert
– Was a part of SakamichiAKB and IZ4648 collaboration units with AKB48 and IZ*ONE. She centered one of SakamichiAKB’s songs
– Often eats breakfast at 4 am, watching the first morning news, and then goes to sleep
– Was in tea ceremony club in high school

Yoda Yuuki

Name: Yoda Yuuki (与田祐希)
Nickname: Yoda-chan
Birthday: May 5, 2000
Birthplace: Fukuoka
Blood type: 0
Height: 152 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: red + green
Instagram: @yodayuuki_oimo

Yuuki facts:
– She has a younger brother
– She is one of the shortest members
– Has a cute aura
– Cut her hair short in spring 2020 to look more mature
– Loves animals, has many pets: a cat, a dog, two rabbits and a goat
– Since her debut, she has been a regular senbatsu member
– Likes autumn
– Her second photobook, released in 2020, outsold Yamashita Mizuki’s on the first day
– Played one of the 3 main characters in Nogizaka’s horror drama Zambi. Outside of Nogizaka-only dramas, she also played in Grand Blue movie and Mob Psycho drama

Yoshida Ayano Christie

Name: Yoshida Ayano Christie (吉田綾乃クリスティー)
Nickname: Ayatii
Birthday: September 6, 1995
Birthplace: Oita
Blood type: A
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 3rd
Lightstick colors: pink + purple

Ayano facts:
– Her parents gave her a second, English name, because they were planning to move to Hawaii
– She likes milk tea, barley and strawberries
– Looks up to Akimoto Manatsu
– Cats and reptiles are her favorite animals
– Likes the choreography to Sanbanme no kaze and the music video to Kassouro
– Is an under member

Endo Sakura

Name: Endo Sakura (遠藤 さくら)
Nickname: Saku-chan, Enpii, Sakura
Birthday: October 3, 2001
Birthplace: Aichi
Blood type: unknown
Height: 164 cm (5’4″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: pink + white

Sakura facts:
– She was the original center of her generation, centered 2 4th generation songs and one single (as of November 2020)
– She likes reading, swimming and listening to music
– Can play the clarinet. She presented her skills during 4th generation omitatekai (introduction) event
– Admires Ikuta Erika and Keyakizaka46’s ex-member Imaizumi Yui
– Is shy, it makes her happy when people encourage her
– Apart from the members of her generation, is close with Saito Asuka and Kubo Shiori
– She can play the clarinet

Kaki Haruka

Name: Kaki Haruka (賀喜 遥香)
Nickname: Kakki, Kaki-chan
Birthday: August 8, 2001
Birthplace: Osaka
Blood type: A
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: orange + green

Haruka facts:
– Her hobby is drawing, especially in manga style. She also likes anime
– Looks up to Yamashita Mizuki
– Loves cats
– Failed the audition to Hinatazaka46’s 2nd generation
– The B-side I see from Nogizaka46’s 25th single, centered by her, turned out to be more popular in streaming platforms than the main song from this single
– Likes anime and games

Kakehashi Sayaka

Name: Kakehashi Sayaka (掛橋 沙耶香)
Nickname: Saa-chan, Sayaka-chan
Birthday: November 20, 2002
Birthplace: Okayama
Blood type: B
Height: 154 cm (5’1″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: pink + orange

Sayaka facts:
– Before joining the group, she was its fan. Her brother is a fan as well. Sayaka’s oshimen is Kubo Shiori
– Likes idol and vocaloid music
– Can play the guitar
– Was an exchange student in UK, speaks English

Kanagawa Saya

Name: Kanagawa Saya (金川 紗耶)
Nickname: Yanchan
Birthday: October 31, 2001
Birthplace: Sapporo
Blood type: 0
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: light blue + red

Saya facts:
– She likes reading books and manga, can play the piano and is good at basketball
– Has a twin sister and two younger sisters
– She was the first member in her generation to sign an exclusive modeling contract with a magazine

Kitagawa Yuri

Name: Kitagawa Yuri
Nickname: Yuri-chan
Birthday: August 8, 2001
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Blood type:  unknown
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: light blue + orange

Yuri facts:
– She has a calm, relaxed personality. Is known as an airhead, but claims to be a hard worker
– Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises is her favorite movie
– Likes the colors of the sky
– She is a fan of Watanabe Mayu
– Passed the audition to AKB48 and was drafted into team B in January 2018. She withdrew 6 weeks later and joined Nogizaka in late 2018
– Attends the prestigious Keio University
– Speaks English
– Her favorite food are tomatoes and bread

Shibata Yuna

Name: Shibata Yuna (柴田 柚菜)
Nickname: Yuna-chan, Yunchan
Birthday: March 3, 2003
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: A
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: blue + green

Yuna facts:
– Plays baseball. Is also a fan of the team Chiba Lotte Marines
– Likes doing house chores
– Has a brother and a sister, both younger, and a pet dog named Coco
– Admires Yoda Yuuki
– Is close with Kanagawa Saya
– Likes Oolong tea

Seimiya Rei

Name: Seimiya Rei (清宮 レイ)
Nickname: Rei-chan
Birthday: August 1, 2003
Birthplace: Saitama
Blood type: 0
Height: 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: double orange

Rei facts:
– She was the president of her middle school’s student council
– Has an outgoing personality
– Lived in San Francisco for 6 years, speaks English
– Trained gymnastics for 6 years before joining the group
– Her favorite food changes every day; likes citrus fruits, especially oranges

Yakubo Mio

Name: Yakubo Mio (矢久保 美緒)
Nickname: Yakubo, Mio-chan
Birthday: August 14, 2002
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: B
Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: pink + yellow

Mio facts:
– According to the other members of her generation, she is childish
– She has a twin sister
– Is a huge fan of anime (her favorite being HunterxHunter) and idols; her favorite girl groups are Nogizaka46, AKB48 and =LOVE. Her interest in idols started after watching AKB0048 (anime about the group AKB48 in a distant future)
– Is said to resemble Matsui Rena, apart from being much shorter than Rena
– Pink is her favorite color
– Likes ramen and karaage

Tamura Mayu

Name: Tamura Mayu (田村 真佑)
Nickname: Mayu-chan, Mayutan
Birthday: January 12, 1999
Birthplace: Saitama
Blood type: A
Height: 160 cm (5’2″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: purple + light blue

Mayu facts:
– Looks up to Saito Asuka, Imaizumi Yui (ex- Keyakizaka46) and Kosaka Nao (Hinatazaka46)
– Is a great dancer, but a worse singer
– Has 2 pet dogs
– Loves food, with her favorites being yakiniku, hamburgers, rice, beef stew and fruit tarts

Tsutsui Ayame

Name: Tsutsui Ayame (筒井 あやめ)
Nickname: Ayamen
Birthday: June 8, 2004
Birthplace: Aichi
Blood type: 0
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: double purple

Ayame facts:
– She is the youngest Nogizaka46 member
– Practices calligraphy, likes knitting
– Likes traditional Japanese food: red bean paste, sushi, matcha tea and yakiniku
– Admires Ozono Momoko and Sakurazaka46’s Watanabe Risa
– Likes mountains, she used to go camping every summer
– Likes sushi, yakiniku, tea, ice cream, bread and chocolate
– Her favorite color is white

Hayakawa Seira

Name: Hayakawa Seira (早川 聖来)
Nickname: Seira
Birthday: August 24, 2000
Birthplace: Osaka
Blood type: A
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: double blue

Seira facts:
– Started practicing ballet, when she was 5 years old
– Is a good actress. As of November 2020, she is the only 4th generation member to have performed in a non-Nogizaka stage play, and the only beside Tamura Mayu to perform in a Nogizaka one
– Likes takoyaki and fish
– Has an older brother, who is a fan of the group

Kuromi Haruka

Name: Kuromi Haruka (黒見明香)
Nickname: Kuromin, Kuromi-chan, Kyuuchan
Birthday: January 19, 2004
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Blood type: 0
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: purple + green

Haruka facts:
– She was born in Hong Kong, but raised in Tokyo. Speaks English and Mandarin
– Admires Akimoto Manatsu and ex-Keyakizaka46’s Hirate Yurina
– During the last round of the auditions, she wanted to join Keyakizaka46 the most out of the Sakamichi groups. However, she was assigned to Nogizaka. Her lightstick colors are the same as Keyakizaka’s theme colors and Hirate Yurina’s lightstick ones
– Is training kung fu. Is a fan of Bruce Lee and often quotes him

Sato Rika

Name: Sato Rika (佐藤璃果)
Nickname: Rika-chan
Birthday: August 9, 2001
Birthplace: Iwate
Blood type: B
Height: 160 cm (5’2″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: pink + light blue

Rika facts:
– She failed Hinatazaka46’s auditions and the audition to Nogizaka46’s 3rd generation. She made it to the 3rd round and talked to Kubo Shiori there
– She was a huge fan of all Sakamichi groups before joining. She made her friend interested in them as well
– She has a brother
– Has many talents: is good at mathematics, science and programming, can play the piano and trumpet, runs fast
– Is good friends with Kakehashi Sayaka and Sakurazaka46’s Masumoto Kira
– The only Nogizaka46 member from Iwate prefecture ever
– She likes black coffee

Hayashi Runa

Name: Hayashi Runa (林瑠奈)
Nickname: Runa-chan
Birthday: October 2, 2003
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: 0
Height: 164 cm (5’4″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: double pink

Runa facts:
– She is a good singer, but she feels that she is lacking in dancing
Tachinaori Chuu is her favorite Nogizaka46 song
– Is considered eccentric
– Loved idols since elementary school, was a fan of Maeda Atsuko and Nishino Nanase
– Likes anime and hip-hop
– During her first appearance on Nogizaka Under Construction, she invented a catchphrase Don’t lose, don’t be afraid, Hayashi Runa (makeruna, shogeruna, Hayashi Runa – play on words) for herself
– Has scars of unknown origin on her left wrist

Matsuo Miyu

Name: Matsuo Miyu (松尾美佑)
Nickname: Miyurin
Birthday: January 3, 2004
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: 0
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: white + light blue

Miyu facts:
– She was assigned to Nogizaka’s (original) 4th generation, but withdrew from Sakamichi Kenkyuusei before debuting. She changed her mind, returned and debuted in spring 2020. The rumored cause of her withdrawal is that she would have rather joined Keyakizaka46
– Admires Ikuta Erika and Akimoto Manatsu

Yumiki Nao

Name: Yumiki Nao (弓木奈於)
Nickname: Nao-chan
Birthday: February 3, 1999
Birthplace: Kyoto
Blood type: A
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Generation: 4th
Lightstick colors: red + green

Nao facts:
– She likes listening to music and watching dramas
– Has seven siblings
– Plays basketball and likes swimming
– Appeared in Peter Pan Jr’s music video
– Can play the piano

 

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Hori Miona

Name: Hori Miona (堀未央奈)
Nickname: Miona
Birthdate: October 15, 1995
Birthplace: Gifu
Blood type: 0
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Generation: 2nd
Lightstick colors: white + orange
Graduated: March 29th, 2021
Graduation song: Tsumetai mizu no naka
Instagram: @horimiona_2nd
Official Website

Miona facts:
Is athletic
Known for her weird antics
The most successful member of her (generally unlucky) generation. She and Shinuchi Mai were the only 2nd generation member appearing regularly in senbatsu
Knows and is friends with many idols from other groups, such as SKE48’s Matsui Jurina and IZ*ONE’s Hyewon
Likes horror movies
She centered her first single 6 months after debuting. Before the line-up announcement, it was implied that 2nd generation members would not even appear in senbatsu
Released 2 solo photobooks. She opened an instagram account in October 2019 to promote the 2nd one, and has been using it as a regular account since the end of promotions
– She and HKT48’s/IZ*ONE’s Miyawaki Sakura are said to look similar
– Is interested in fashion
– Played one of the 3 main characters in Nogizaka’s horror drama Zambi
– Produced her own line of clothing and fragrances
– Her graduation concert was the 2nd generations’ part of Nogizaka46 9th Birthday Live on March 28th 2021

Shiraishi Mai

Name: Shiraishi Mai (白石麻衣)
Nickname: Maiyan
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Birthplace: Gunma
Blood type: A
Heigth: 162 cm
Generation: 1st
Graduated: October 28, 2020
Graduation song: Jyaa ne
Instagram: @m.shiraishi.official
YouTube
Current agency: Nogizaka46LLC

Mai facts:
– She centered 3 and wcentered 2 of the group’s singles
– She does modeling for various magazines
– She played softball as a teenager
– Has an older sister
– Can play the piano
– She was bullied at school after she tried to defend another bullied child, so she rarely speaks about her home town
– Released 4 solo photobooks, out of which the 3rd one, Passport is a best seller female idol photobook of all times
– Wrote the lyrics to her graduation song herself
– Her graduation had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which made it impossible to organize a concert. In the end, her graduation concert was Nogizaka’s first ever online concert.

Nishino Nanase

Name: Nishino Nanase (西野七瀬)
Nickname: Naachan, Nanase, Nanasemaru
Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Birthplace: Osaka
Blood type: 0
Heigth: 159 cm
Generation: 1st
Graduated: December 31, 2018
Graduation song: Tsuzuku
Instagram: @nishino.nanase.official
Official Website
Current agency: Nogizaka46LLC

Nanase facts:
– She is shy and cries easily, often left talking for other members during their TV appearances
– Likes manga and drawing, is a fan of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and often drew poses from the manga
– Centered 4 and wcentered 3 singles of the group
– Had 6 solo songs in Nogizaka’s discography, including her graduation one
– When she was a teenager, she wanted to study abroad and become a nurse
– Loves frogs
– Before becoming an idol, she used to be a shut-in. Her mother sent the audition application without her knowledge
– After graduating, she continues her acting career. Some of her roles include: Amano Ai in Video Girl Ai (2018), Kurashima Sara in Tobira no Mukou (2019), Aihara Kurumi in Unsung Cinderella (2020), Matsuura Natsuki in Hot Mum (2021)

Ikoma Rina

Name: Ikoma Rina (生駒里奈)
Nickname: Ikomachan
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Birthplace: Yurihonjo, Akita
Blood type: AB
Heigth: 153 cm
Generation: 1st
Graduated: May 6th, 2018
Graduation song: –
Official Website
Instagram: @ikomarina1229
Twitter: @ikomarina_staff
YouTube
Current agency: A.M. Entertainment

Rina facts:
– Centered the group’s first 4 singles and the 12th one
– Likes manga and anime, often discussed it with Nanase
– Was the leader of Nogizaka46’s Mountain Climbing Club
– Has a younger brother
– After graduating from the group, she does acting, TV appearances and is a youtuber
– Had a solo song on the group’s 3rd single
– Had a concurrent position in Team B of AKB48 in 2014-2015, was a part of its senbatsu 4 times and ranked #14 in its 6th senbatsu election
– Can play marimba and drums

Hashimoto Nanami

Name: Hashimoto Nanami  (橋本奈々未)
Nickname: Nanamin
Birthdate: February 20, 1993
Birthplace: Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Blood type: B
Heigth: 163 cm
Generation: 1st
Graduated: February 20, 2017
Graduation song: Naimononedari

Nanami facts:
– Likes spicy food, seafood and ramen
– Was the closest with Wakatsuki Yumi, Fukagawa Mai and Matsumura Sayuri
– Has a sensitive nose
– Was enrolled at the prestigious Musashino Art University, but decided to withdraw because of her idol career
– Her hobbies were reading and playing basketball
– Was a model for the CanCam fashion magazine
– Has mysophobia
– Was good at school, likes history
– Has a younger brother
– After graduating from the group, she quit the entertainment industry. According to rumors, she is working for Nogi LLC and/or Seed&Flower (the agency of Sakurazaka46 and Hinatazaka46)
– The music video for Sayonara no Imi, her graduation single (first and only center) was filmed in Hokkaido, where she comes from

Fukagawa Mai

Name: Fukagawa Mai (深川麻衣)
Nickname: Maimai
Birthdate: March 29, 1991
Birthplace: Shizuoka
Blood type: 0
Heigth: 162 cm
Generation: 1st
Graduated: June 16, 2016
Graduation song: Tsuyogaru Tsubomi
Official Website
Instagram: @fukagawamai.official
Current agency: Ten Carat

Mai facts:
– She was one of the oldest members of the 1st generation and was treated as the mother of the group
– She was a model before joining the group
– Is scared of heigths
– Centered the group’s 15th single, her graduation one

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