Yui Yokoyama

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Yui Yokoyama
Native name 横山 由依
Born (1992-12-08) December 8, 1992 (age 23)
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010-present
Labels You, Be Cool! / King
Associated acts AKB48, NMB48, Not Yet

Yui Yokoyama (横山 由依 Yokoyama Yui?, born December 8, 1992 in Kyoto) is a singer, actress and member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She is the General Manager of the AKB48 Group.[1][better source needed]. She has served as the captain of [AKB48] Team A, and was a former member of AKB48 sister group NMB48.[2] Since 2011, Yokoyama is also a member of the group Not Yet.[3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

Yokoyama's first attempt to join AKB48 or a sister group was for SKE48's second generation, but her audition was unsuccessful. She later passed the auditions with AKB48, and became a ninth-generation kenkyusei (trainee) member on September 20, 2009.[citation needed] She was the first of her generation to be promoted, which took place at AKB48 Tokyo Matsuri on October 10, 2010, and where she became a member of Team K.[6]

In 2011, she secured her first participation on an AKB48 single title track by placing 19th in the AKB48 general elections. Her first A-side single was "Flying Get".

In 2012, she placed 15th in the AKB48 general elections.

In the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert in 2012, it was announced that Yokoyama would join NMB48 and therefore hold a concurrent position between AKB48's Team A and NMB48.[7] In the same year in November, she sang on the A-side for NMB48's sixth single "Kitagawa Kenji".[8]

In 2013, she placed 13th in the AKB48 general election and third in its rock-paper-scissors tournament. On April 28, 2013, NMB48 revoked her concurrency and she remained in AKB48.[9]

On December 8, 2014, it was revealed that Yokoyama would succeed Minami Takahashi's job as the General Director of AKB48 after Takahashi's leaving.[10] With the graduation of Minami Takahashi scheduled for April 8, 2016, Yui becomes the current "Soukantoku" on December 8, 2015 during 10th anniversary stage of AKB48 Theater.

Discography[edit]

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role[11] Notes
2010 16 "Ponytail to Shushu" Theatre Girls Sang "Boku no Yell"
19 "Chance no Junban" Team K Sang "Alive"
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" Under Girls Sang "Gūzen no Jūjiro"
-- "Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?" -- charity single
21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side Sang "Korekara Wonderland" & "Yankee Soul"
22 "Flying Get" A-side Also Sang "Yasai Uranai" & "Seishun to Kizukanai Mama"
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
24 "Ue kara Mariko" Team K Sang "Noël no Yoru" & "Zero-sum Taiyō"
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side Also sang "Hitsujikai no Tabi" as Special Girls B.
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side Also sang on "Gugutasu no Sora" & "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..."
27 "Gingham Check" A-side
28 "Uza" A-side Also sang "Kodoku na Hoshizora"
29 "Eien Pressure" A-side Also sang "Totteoki Christmas" , " HA!" as NMB 48.
2013 30 "So Long!" A-side Also sang on "Ruby" as Team A .
31 "Sayonara Crawl" A-side Also sang on "Ikiru Koto" as Team A .
32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" A-side Ranked 12nd in 2013 General Election. Also sang on "Namida no Sei Janai" and "Saigo no Door".
33 "Heart Electric" A-side Also sang on "Kisu made Countdown" as Team A.
34 "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono" B-side Sang on "Mosh & Dive" and "Party is over".
2014
35 "Mae shika Mukanee" A-side
36 "Labrador Retriever" A-side Also sang "Itoshiki Rival" as Team K.
37 "Kokoro no Placard" A-side Ranked 13th in 2014 General Election. Also sang "Sailor Zombie" .
38 "Kibōteki Refrain" A-side Also sang "Hajimete no Drive" as Team K.
2015
39 "Green Flash" A-side Also sang "Majisuka Fight", "Haru no Hikari Chikadzuita Natsu", Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari.
40 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" A-side Also sang "Barebare Bushi" as Wonda Senbatsu & "Kimi no Dai Ni Shō" & "Deai no Hi, Wakare no Hi".
41 Halloween Night A-side Ranked 10th in 2015 General Election. Also sang "Ippome Ondo", "Yankee Machine Gun", and "Gunzou".
42 Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby A-side Also sang "365 Nichi no Kamihikōki", Senaka Kotoba", and "Yasashii place".
2016 43 "Kimi wa Melody" A-side Marked as the 10th Anniversary Single. Also sang "Mazariau Mono" as NogizakaAKB and "M.T ni Sasagu" as Team A.
44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai" A-side Also sang "Set me free" as Team A.

Singles with NMB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2012 6 "Kitagawa Kenji" A-side Also sang "Hoshizora no Caravan" with Shirogumi.
2013 7 "Bokura no Eureka" B-side Sang on "Todokekana Soude Todoku Mono" although concurrency as NMB member is removed.

Not Yet singles[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジすか学園2?) (NTV, 2011), Otabe
  • Sailor Zombie (セーラーゾンビ?) (TV Tokyo, 2014), Member of idol group, Milk Planet; Yui[12]
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジすか学園4?) (NTV, 2015), Otabe
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (マジすか学園5?) (NTV, 2015), Otabe
  • AKB Horror Night: Adrenaline's Night (AKBホラーナイト アドレナリンの夜?) Ep.41 - Remake, and Ep.42 - Remake ~Another~ (TV Asahi, 2016), Noriko
  • AKB Love Night: Love Fatory (AKBラブナイト 恋工場?) Ep.21 - A Farewell Time (TV Asahi, 2016), Miyu

Films[edit]

  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Owarai Seishun Girls! (2013), herself[13]
  • Yume wa Ushi no Oishasan (2014), narration[14]
  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns Sotsugyō! Owarai Seishun Girls!! Aratanaru Tabidachi (2014), cameo

Bibliography[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stage48.net/wiki/index.php/Yokoyama_Yui
  2. ^ "AKB48公式サイト|メンバー情報" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "AKB48大島優子率いる新ユニット「Not yet」デビュー決定!" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. January 21, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "AKB48新ユニットNot yet、本日AX公演で初お披露目" (in Japanese). Natalie (Natasha, Inc.). January 21, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "AKB48 creates new sub-unit with Oshima, Kitahara, Sashihara, Yokoyama". Tokyograph. January 21, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ AKB48わずか13日で再び48人に 研究生・横山由依昇格&超実力派メンバーが復活 (in Japanese). GMO Mobile Inc. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ AKB横山由依、“兼任”NMB48劇場で初歌唱 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ NMB48、新曲名は実在の「北川謙二」 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ AKB横山由依、NMBに涙で別れ (in Japanese). Daily Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ AKB48高橋みなみ「卒業」発表 後継は横山由依 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー(2010年~2015年)" [(2010-2015) AKB48 successive single member selection]. entamedata.web.fc2.com. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ かわいすぎる14歳大和田南那が連ドラ主演 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  13. ^ NMB48 げいにん! THE MOVIE お笑い青春ガールズ! (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ 夢は牛のお医者さん (in Japanese). PIA Corporation. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ ゆいはん:横山由依ファースト写真集 (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 

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