List of former members of AKB48

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Former members of AKB48 are members who were part of the group at one point of time. Members have left for various reasons from focusing on their studies to entering into new careers. The member lineup often changes as when girls get older, they "graduate" from the group, and are replaced by members promoted from the trainees.[1] Yuki Usami was the first member to graduate from the group in March 31, 2006.[2]

Graduated members[edit]

Team A[edit]

  • Yuki Usami (宇佐美 友紀) (December 6, 1984 in Saitama) Graduated on March 31, 2006.[2]
  • Ayumi Orii (折井 あゆみ) (July 20, 1985 in Nagano) Graduated on January 25, 2007.
  • Michiru Hoshino (星野 みちる) (November 19, 1985 in Chiba) Graduated on June 26, 2007.
  • Kayano Masuyama (増山 加弥乃) (February 10, 1994 in Saitama) Graduated on November 30, 2007.
  • Tomomi Ōe (大江 朝美) (June 15, 1989 in Tokyo) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
  • Hitomi Komatani (駒谷 仁美) (December 16, 1988 in Saitama) Graduated on November 23, 2008. Rejoined SDN48.
  • Hana Tojima (戸島 花) (July 11, 1988 in Saitama) Graduated on November 23, 2008. Rejoined SDN48.
  • Rina Nakanishi (中西 里菜) (June 26, 1988 in Ōita) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
  • Risa Narita (成田 梨紗) (March 1, 1991 in Tokyo) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
  • Nozomi Kawasaki (川崎 希) (August 23, 1987 in Kanagawa) Graduated on February 27, 2009.
  • Mai Ōshima (大島 麻衣) (September 11, 1987 in Chiba) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
Name (Birth date, Birthplace) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Atsuko Maeda (前田 敦子) ((1991-07-10)July 10, 1991 in Chiba) 1 2 1 Graduated on August 27, 2012.[3][4]
Natsuki Satō (佐藤 夏希) ((1990-07-01)July 1, 1990 in Sapporo, Hokkaidō) × × × × Graduated on November 30, 2012
Moeno Nitō (仁藤 萌乃) ((1992-07-22)July 22, 1992 in Tokyo) × 29 31 55 Graduated on April 28, 2013
Tomomi Kasai (河西 智美) ((1991-11-16)November 16, 1991 in Tokyo) 10 12 16 12 Graduated on May 3, 2013
Tomomi Nakatsuka (中塚 智実) ((1993-06-18)June 18, 1993 in Saitama) × × × × Graduated on June 13, 2013
Mariko Shinoda (篠田 麻里子) ((1986-03-11)March 11, 1986 in Fukuoka) 3 3 4 5 5 Graduated on July 21, 2013;[5][6] final performance on July 22.[7][8]
Shiori Nakamata (仲俣 汐里) ((1992-07-25)July 25, 1992 in Tokyo) × × × Graduated on September 15, 2013; final event (handshake) on September 23.[9][10][11]
Ayaka Kikuchi (菊地 あやか) ((1993-06-30)June 30, 1993) N/A N/A N/A 51 51 Graduated April 21, 2014[12]
Haruka Katayama (片山 陽加) ((1990-05-10)May 10, 1990) 28 37 N/A 48 34 Graduated September 29, 2014[13]

Team K[edit]

  • Yū Imai (今井 優) (April 17, 1985 in Saitama) Graduated on June 22, 2007.
  • Ayana Takada (高田 彩奈) (July 21, 1988 in Aichi) Graduated on June 22, 2007.
  • Kaoru Hayano (早野 薫) (December 12, 1992 in Tokyo) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
  • Risa Naruse (成瀬 理沙) (August 13, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on May 24, 2009. Debuted as an AV idol October 2013.[14]
Name (Birth date, Birthplace) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Erena Ono (小野恵令奈) ((1993-11-26)November 26, 1993 in Tokyo) 11 15 Graduated September 27, 2010
Kaoru Mitsumune (光宗 薫) ((1993-04-26)April 26, 1993 in Osaka) × Graduated on October 24, 2012. (Kenkyūsei promoted to Team K, graduating before joining Team K)
Sayaka Nakaya (仲谷 明香) ((1991-10-15)October 15, 1991 in Iwate) × × × 36 Graduated on March 6, 2013
Natsumi Matsubara (松原 夏海) ((1990-06-19)June 19, 1990 in Fukuoka) 30 39 × × Graduated on June 4, 2013
Sayaka Akimoto (秋元 才加) ((1988-07-26)July 26, 1988 in Chiba) 12 17 17 20 Graduated on August 22, 2013; final performance August 28.[5][6][15]
Tomomi Itano (板野 友美) ((1991-07-03)July 3, 1991 in Kanagawa) 7 4 8 8 11 Graduated on August 25, 2013; final performance August 27.[5][6][15]
Amina Satō (佐藤 亜美菜) ((1990-10-16)October 16, 1990) 8 18 18 21 33 Graduated on January 15 2014.
Yuko Oshima (大島 優子) ((1988-10-17)October 17, 1988) 2 1 2 1 2 Graduated on June 9, 2014.

Team B[edit]

  • Shiho Watanabe (渡邊 志穂) (October 25, 1987 in Hyōgo) Graduated on October 2, 2007.
  • Naru Inoue (井上 奈瑠) (December 18, 1991 in Osaka) Graduated on September 29, 2008.
  • Reina Noguchi (野口 玲菜) (April 15, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on February 1, 2009.
  • Yuki Matsuoka (松岡 由紀) (October 7, 1987 in Kanagawa) Graduated on February 1, 2009.
  • Mika Saeki (佐伯 美香) (October 29, 1989 in Tochigi) Graduated on August 23, 2009, left the group but then returned as a Baito AKB member.
Name (Birth date, Birthplace) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Manami Oku (奥真 奈美) ((1995-11-22)November 22, 1995 in Tokyo) x x x Graduated on April 8, 2011
Natsumi Hirajima (平嶋 夏海) ((1992-05-28)May 28, 1992 in Tokyo) 26 26 26 × 62 Graduated due to a scandal on January 27, 2012.
Mika Komori (小森 美果) ((1994-07-19)July 19, 1994 in Aichi) × 30 32 64 x Graduated on June 3, 2013
Misato Nonaka (野中 美郷) ((1991-04-20)April 20, 1991 in Fukuoka) × × × × x Graduated on April 22, 2014

Team 4[edit]

  • Anna Mori (森 杏奈) (March 21, 1994 in Chiba) Graduated on September 2, 2011.

Team 8[edit]

  • Chinatsu Okubora (奥洞 千捺) (September 10, 1998 in Gifu) Graduated on June 18, 2014.

Kenkyūsei[edit]

  • Aki Deguchi (出口 陽) (March 14, 1988 in Mie) Graduated on November 26, 2007. Reapplied for SKE48.
  • Yuka Arima (有馬 優茄) (February 18, 1991 in Kanagawa) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
  • Nae Suzuki (鈴木 菜絵) (December 18, 1992 in Saitama) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
  • Mayu Tomita (冨田 麻友) (January 25, 1993 in Kagawa) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
  • Arisa Hatayama (畑山 亜梨紗) (February 11, 1991 in Tokyo) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
  • Miki Saotome (早乙女 美樹) (June 22, 1991 in Tochigi) (Before Team B) (Demoted on January 25, 2009). Graduated on April 18, 2009.
  • Akane Uriya (瓜屋 茜) (August 24, 1992 in Kanagawa) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
  • Mizuho Katōno (上遠野 瑞穂) (November 30, 1991 in Tokyo) Graduated on June 9, 2009.
  • Madoka Asai (浅居 円) (July 28, 1991 in Shiga) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Ayaka Ishii (石井 彩夏) (June 24, 1991 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Aya Ishibe (石部 郁) (February 6, 1991 in Yamanashi) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Grace Kaku (郭 グレース) (April 29, 1994 in Saitama) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Nanami Komizu (小水 七海) (July 13, 1995 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Rio Sakamoto (坂本 莉央) (June 6, 1995 in Tokyo) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Ami Tomite (冨手 麻妙) (March 17, 1994 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Nicole Miki (三木 にこる) (June 28, 1995 in Chiba) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Satomi Muranaka (村中 聡美) (June 5, 1988 in Chiba) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
  • Atsuki Ishiguro (石黒 貴己) (September 24, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
  • Momoko Kinumoto (絹本 桃子) (March 28, 1995 in Tokyo) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
  • Sara Fujimoto (藤本 紗羅) (March 23, 1997 in Tokyo) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
  • Hitomi Iwasaki (岩崎 仁美) (March 19, 1996 in Saitama) Graduated on October 5, 2010.
  • Yuriko Sano (佐野 友里子) (January 22, 1992 in Tokyo) Graduated on October 5, 2010.
  • Rika Suzuki (鈴木 里香) (January 10, 1997 in Tokyo) Graduated on March 31, 2012.
  • Erena Saeed Yokota (サイード 横田 絵玲奈) (April 15, 1997 in Tōkyō) 12th generation Kenkyusei. She was a rhythmic gymnast; her sister Nina was on the rhythmic gymnastics national team for the 2012 Olympics.[16][17] Announced resignation in September 2012 in order to focus on her studies.[18] Graduated on October 6, 2012.[19]
  • Aimi Eguchi (江口 愛実), a virtual member, joined as "generation 12.5" member in June 2011 to promote Glico Ice no Mi candy in the song "Ice no Kuchizuke", a B-side to "Flying Get". De-listed from the official member page as of May 2013.[20]

Otona AKB[edit]

In 2014, AKB48 ran a nationwide audition for the position of "Otona AKB" (大人AKB, "Adult AKB"), a woman over 30 years old who would participate in a commercial for the new Glico Papico. Out of over 5000 applicants, the winner was announced on April 16, 2014, as Mariko Tsukamoto, a housewife and mother of two.[21][22] She would take part in promotions and concerts through August 2014.[23]

Name Birth date (age) Election rank
1[24] 2[25] 3[26] 4[27] 5[28]
Mariko Tsukamoto (塚本 まり子 Tsukamoto Mariko) (1976-07-16) July 16, 1976 (age 38)[29]          

Transferred members[edit]

These members were transferred from AKB48 to a different group.

Transferred to SKE48[edit]

Name Birth date (age) Transferred from Election rank
1[24] 2[25] 3[26] 4[27] 5[28] 6 [30]
Yuka Nakanishi (中西 優香 Nakanishi Yuka) (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 25) AKB48 Research Students[31] N/A N/A N/A 63 64  
Sae Miyazawa (宮澤 佐江 Miyazawa Sae) (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 24) AKB48 Team Kaigai[32] 14 9 11 11 10 12
Sumire Sato (佐藤 すみれ Sato Sumire) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 21) AKB48 Team A [33] N/A 31 34 61 52 N/A
Suzuran Yamauchi (山内 鈴蘭 Suzuran Yamauchi) (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 20) AKB48 Team B [33] N/A 36 N/A 54 61 69
Mina Oba (大場 美奈 Mina Oba) (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 22) AKB48 Team B [33] N/A N/A 35 57 48 56

Transferred to NMB48[edit]

Name Birth date (age) Transferred from Election rank
1[24] 2[25] 3[26] 4[27] 5[28] 6[30]
Ayaka Umeda (梅田 彩佳 Umeda Ayaka) (1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 25) AKB48 Team B [33] N/A 32 22 16 19 35
Miori Ichikawa (市川 美織 Ichikawa Miori) (1994-02-12) February 12, 1994 (age 20) AKB48 Team B [33] N/A N/A 39 58 57 53
Reina Fujie (藤江 れいな Fujie Reina) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 21) AKB48 Team B [33] N/A 33 40 40 32 33

Transferred to HKT48[edit]

Name Birth date (age) Transferred from Election rank
1[24] 2[25] 3[26] 4[27] 5[28] 6[30]
Rino Sashihara (指原 莉乃 Sashihara Rino) (1992-11-21) November 21, 1992 (age 22) AKB48 Team A [34] 27 19 9 4 1 2
Aika Ōta (多田 愛佳 Ōta Aika) (1994-12-08) December 8, 1994 (age 20) AKB48 Team A [35] 20 22 25 52 43 42

Transferred to JKT48[edit]

Name Birth date (age) Transferred from Election rank
1[24] 2[25] 3[26] 4[27] 5[28] 6[30]
Rina Chikano (近野 莉菜 Chikano Rina) (1993-04-23) April 23, 1993 (age 21) Team K[33] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haruka Nakagawa (仲川 遥香 Nakagawa Haruka) (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 22) Team A[35] N/A 20 24 44   N/A

Transferred to SDN48[edit]

Name (Birth date, birthplace) Election
rank
Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Megumi Ōhori (大堀 恵) ((1983-08-25)August 25, 1983 in Chiba) 24 × Transferred from Team K
Kayo Noro (野呂 佳代) ((1983-10-28)October 28, 1983 in Tokyo) × × Transferred from Team K
Kazumi Urano (浦野 一美) ((1985-10-23)October 23, 1985 in Saitama) 17 × Transferred from Team B
Haruka Kohara (小原 春香) ((1988-04-12)April 12, 1988 in Hiroshima) × × Transferred from Team B
Yukari Satō (佐藤 由加理) ((1988-11-22)November 22, 1988 in Shizuoka) 15 × Transferred from Team A

Other[edit]

These former members did not undergo graduation, but left the group for miscellaneous reasons.

Team K[edit]

  • Ayako Uemura (上村 彩子) (February 7, 1986 in Saitama) Left on June 17, 2006.
Name (Birth date, birthplace) Election
rank
Notes
1 2 3 4
Rumi Yonezawa (米沢 瑠美) ((1991-06-06)June 6, 1991 in Saitama) 22 34 x Left on February 5, 2012
Yuka Masuda (増田 有華) ((1991-08-03)August 3, 1991 in Ōsaka) 25 25 20 26 Left on December 17, 2012

Team B[edit]

Name (Birth date, Birthplace) Election Notes
1 2 3 4 5
Natsumi Hirajima (平嶋 夏海) ((1992-05-28)May 28, 1992 in Tokyo) 26 26 26 62 Left on February 5, 2012

Candidate for Team B[edit]

  • Reina Iso (礒 怜奈) (August 10, 1992 in Tokyo) Left before April 8, 2007.
  • Aki Ōtsuka (大塚 亜季) (February 12, 1989 in Kanagawa) Left before April 8, 2007.
  • Ryō Sakata (坂田 涼) (March 18, 1990 in Tokyo) Left before April 8, 2007.
  • Mariachika Fujishima (藤島 マリアチカ) (April 28, 1990 in Philippines) Left on before April 8, 2007.
  • Mina Horie (堀江 聖夏) (July 14, 1993 in Tokyo) Left before April 8, 2007.

Kenkyūsei[edit]

  • Yurina Iinuma (飯沼 友里奈) (April 30, 1990 in Saitama) Left on before November 15, 2007.
  • Satomi Kaneko (金子 智美) (December 22, 1989 in Aichi) Left on before November 15, 2007.
  • Rina Kozuka (小塚 里菜) (May 22, 1993 in Chiba) Left on before November 15, 2007.
  • Saki Yoshioka (吉岡 沙葵) (September 1, 1984 in Tokyo) Left on before November 15, 2007.
  • Marie Watanabe (渡辺 茉莉絵) (January 18, 1991 in Tokyo) Left on before November 15, 2007.
  • Sara Nishizawa (西澤 沙羅) (May 14, 1992 in Kanagawa) Left on before August 23, 2008.
  • Yurie Katano (片野 友里恵) (April 29, 1990 in Ibaraki Prefecture|Ibaraki) Left on after September 9, 2008.
  • Remi Ishiguro (石黒 莉美) (May 23, 1991 in Tokyo) Left on January 16, 2009.
  • Mizuki Komatsu (小松 瑞希) Left on July 14, 2009.
  • Ayano Hayashi (林 彩乃) (May 31, 1993 in Tokyo) Left on July 18, 2009.
  • Nanami Nishikawa (西川 七海) (July 3, 1993 in Tokyo) Fired on July 25, 2009, later a Popteen model.
  • Miku Sugiyama (杉山 未来) (December 12, 1995 in Tokyo) Fired on December 4, 2009.
  • Ayaka Itō (伊藤 彩夏) (June 21, 1993 in Tokyo) Left on January 6, 2010.
  • Yurie Imai (今井 悠理枝) (April 30, 1994 in Saitama) Left on February 1, 2010.
  • Eri Takamatsu (高松 恵理) (December 25, 1992 in Saitama) Left on June 20, 2010. Debuted as an AV idol (as "Risa Tachibana") in February 2013.[36]
  • Asaka Ueki (植木 あさ香) (May 17, 1995 in Chiba) Left on July 6, 2010.
  • Saki Toyoda (豊田 早姫) Left on October 23, 2010.
  • Chinami Okazaki (岡﨑 ちなみ) Left on October 27, 2010.
  • Marina Kawakami (川上 麻里奈) Left on December 3, 2010.
  • Yūki Kanazawa (金沢 有希) (May 1, 1993 in Hokkaido) Left on February 20, 2011.
  • Sara Ushikubo (牛窪 紗良) (February 15, 1995 in Tokyo) Left on June 19, 2011.
  • Nau Yamaguchi (山口 菜有) (January 19, 1994 in Kanagawa) Left on June 19, 2011.
  • Maika Amemiya (雨宮 舞夏) (June 29, 1997 in Tokyo) Left on August 5, 2012.
  • Haruna Hasegawa (長谷川 晴奈) (July 1, 1997 in Ibaraki) Left on August 5, 2012.
  • Shiori Kita (北 汐莉) (December 1, 1998 in Hyōgo) Left on August 5, 2012.
  • Sakura Moriyama (森山 さくら) (April 14, 1998 in Tokyo) Left on August 5, 2012.
  • Nene Watanabe (渡邊 寧々) (January 30, 1998 in Fukushima) Left on August 5, 2012.

See also[edit]

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