Sakamichi Series

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Sakamichi Series
Origin Japan
Years active2015–present
Associated acts

Sakamichi Series (Japanese: 坂道シリーズ) refers to the sister groups of the Japanese idol group Nogizaka46, an "official" rival group of AKB48. Based on AKB48's "idols you can meet" concepts, it currently consists of 3 groups. A first sister group, Keyakizaka46, created on August 21, 2015.[1][2] On February 21, 2018, Yoshimotozaka46 was created as a second sister group.[3] On February 11, 2019, former sub-group of Keyakizaka46, Hiragana Keyaki, became independent and changed its name to Hinatazaka46.[4]

Current groups[edit]

Group name Years active Teams
(if split)
Location Notes
Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) 2011–present 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen Tokyo, Japan
Keyakizaka46 (欅坂46) 2015–present Kanji Keyakizaka46 Tokyo, Japan First sister group
Formerly Toriizaka46
Yoshimotozaka46 (吉本坂46) 2018–present Osaka, Japan Second sister group, First in the Sakamichi series to be mixed with males and has no age limit to become recruits.
Hinatazaka46 (日向坂46) 2019–present Formerly Hiragana Keyakizaka46, a sub-group of Keyakizaka46


  1. ^ "Toriizaka46's 1st generation members chosen, but changes its name to Keyakizaka46". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  2. ^ 乃木坂46、新グループ「欅坂(けやきざか)46」1期生メンバー決定 「鳥居坂46」からチーム名変更 (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
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