Yuki Kashiwagi

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Yuki Kashiwagi
柏木 由紀
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Background information
Born (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 30)
Kagoshima, Japan
  • Singer
  • actress
  • idol
  • Vocals
  • Drums
Years active2006-present
LabelsAvex / YukiRing[1]KING RECORDS
Associated actsAKB48, French Kiss, NMB48, NGT48
WebsiteYuki Kashiwagi OFFICIAL SITE
ゆきりんワールド (Yukirin World)
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YouTube information
Years activeFebruary 2, 2020 – present
Subscribers484 thousand[2]
Total views65.7 million[2]
“Netemosametemo Yukirin World.
Muchu ni sasechauzo.
Yukirin koto Kashiwagi Yuki desu.”
(Whether you sleep or wake up, in Yukirin’s World.
I’ll enthrall you.
I’m Yuki Kashiwagi, also known as Yukirin.)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2020

Updated: August 5, 2021

Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木 由紀, Kashiwagi Yuki, born July 15, 1991) is a Japanese idol, singer and actress. She is a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 and a former member of NMB48[3] and NGT48. She auditioned for AKB48 on December 3, 2006, and is now a member of AKB48's Team B. She was previously the captain of Team B before she was replaced by Ayaka Umeda as the captain.[4] She was also a member of AKB48 sub-group French Kiss. Her talent agency is Watanabe Productions.[5] Her nickname is Yukirin.

In the annual AKB48 general elections, Yuki has consistently ranked among the group's top members. She placed ninth in 2009, eighth in 2010, third in 2011 and 2012, fourth in 2013, third in 2014, second in 2015 and fifth in 2016.


Kashiwagi at the opening ceremony of the Lemon Sour Festival, October 2017.

Kashiwagi was born in Kagoshima. She joined AKB48 after an audition on December 3, 2006, and made her debut as a member of Team B at the "AKB48 1st Anniversary Live – Seizoroi da ze! AKB!" concert. Before her theater debut, as part of the "AKB48 Haru no Chotto Dake Zenkoku Tour – Madamada da ze 48" tour, she appeared in Yuko Oshima's position on March 17 at the Aichi Welfare Pension Hall and on March 18 at the Fukuoka International Conference Hall. Her first AKB48 theater performance as a Team B member was on April 4, 2007. On March 25, 2009, she joined Watanabe Productions. On April 25, 2009, she became a weathergirl on Tokyo Broadcasting System TV's "Hiruobi".[6] She came 9th place in the member elections for the single "Iiwake Maybe"[7] and was made captain of Team B on August 23, 2009. Her first solo photobook was released on September 20, 2009.[8] In 2010, she was made a member of three-piece AKB48 sub-group French Kiss. During the AKB48 third general election in 2011, she was ranked third place by popular votes, after Yuko Oshima and Atsuko Maeda.[9]

Umeda Ayaka replaced Kashiwagi as the Captain of Team B, during the reformation of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.[10]

On February 6, 2013, Kashiwagi made a solo debut on her personal label "YukiRing", with the single "Shortcake".

In the annual general elections held in 2013, Kashiwagi came in fourth place with a total of 96,905 votes.[11]

She then released her second solo single, "Birthday Wedding" on October 16, 2013.[12]

In AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, held February 24, 2014, she became a member of NMB48's Team N while remaining in AKB48's Team B.[13] She made her first appearance as a member of NMB48 during the group's solo concert in Saitama Super Arena on April 5, 2014.[14] She made her debut at the NMB48 theater on April 30, 2014.[15]

In the group's annual general elections in 2014, Kashiwagi came in third place with a total of 104,364 votes.[16]

Kashiwagi received her first center position for the group's 39th single, Green Flash since her debut in 2006.[17] This single has two centers, the other center being Haruna Kojima.[17]

On March 26, 2015, it was announced that she would release from her concurrent position in NMB48, and hold a concurrent position in NGT48 which is planned to be formed in 2015.[3] She placed No.2 in the AKB48 general election in 2015, and was selected for the 41st single senbatsu members.[18] On April 17, she announced that she was withdrawing from NGT48, with a final performance at Team NIII's concert on April 21, 2019.[19]

On April 9, 2021, it was announced that Kashiwagi would temporarily join all seven current WACK groups as a member, with the stage name Yuki Reysole.[20] On August 31, all seven WACK groups will release a single each, all of which will feature Kashiwagi.[21] The release of the singles was later delayed indefinitely following Kashiwagi's diagnosis of Syringomyelia.[22] All seven of the singles are to be released on November 30.[23]

On June 9, 2021, it was announced that Kashiwagi will be undergoing spinal cord surgery. As a result, her solo concerts for July 7-8 have been postponed.[24]


Solo singles[edit]

Year No. Title Release date Chart position Sales
YukiRing Label
2013 1 "Shortcake" February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) 2 2[26] 104,799 127,530
2 "Birthday Wedding"[27] October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 2 2[28] 65,000 76,220
King Records
2021 3 "CAN YOU WALK WITH ME??" March 3, 2021 (2021-03-03)

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2007 4 "Bingo!" A-side First single with Team B.
2008 8 "Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008" A-side Also sang on "Saigo no Seifuku"
9 "Baby! Baby! Baby!" A-side Also sang on "Shonichi"
10 "Ōgoe Diamond" A-side Also sang on "Oogoe Diamond" (Team B version)
2009 11 "10nen Sakura" A-side Also sang on "Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de"
12 "Namida Surprise!" A-side Also sang on "Shonichi" (Team B)
13 "Iiwake Maybe" A-side Ranked 9th in 2009 General Election.
14 "River" A-side
2010 15 "Sakura no Shiori" A-side Also sang on "Majisuka Rock 'n' Roll" and "Enkyori Poster" (Team PB)
16 "Ponytail to Shushu" A-side Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues".
17 "Heavy Rotation" A-side Ranked 8th in 2010 General Election. Also sang on "Yasai Sisters" and "Lucky Seven"
18 "Beginner" A-side
19 "Chance no Junban" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[29] Sang on "Yoyakushita Christmas", and "Love Jump" (as Team B)
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" A-side
-- "Dareka no Tame ni – What can I do for someone?" -- charity single
21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side Also sang on "Korekara Wonderland" and "Yankee Soul".
22 "Flying Get" A-side Ranked 3rd in 2011 General Election. Also sang on "Seishun to Kizukanai Mama" and "Yasai Uranai"
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
24 "Ue kara Mariko" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[30][31][32] Sang on "Noel no Yoru", and "Yobisute Fantasy" (as Team B)
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom) Played Drum in Baby Blossom. Also sang on "Hitsujikai no Tabi" (Team B).
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side Also sang on "Chōdai, Darling!"and "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa...".[33]
27 "Gingham Check" A-side Ranked 3rd in 2012 General Election. Also sang on "Yume no Kawa".
28 "Uza" A-side Also sang on "Seigi no Mikata Janai Hero".
29 "Eien Pressure" A-side Lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Also sang on "Totteoki Christmas".
2013 30 "So Long!" A-side Also sang on "Sokode inu no unchi fun jau ka ne?".
31 "Sayonara Crawl" A-side Also sang on "Romance Kenjuu" (Team B) and "Haste to Waste" (BKA48).
32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" A-side Ranked 4th in 2013 General Election.[34] Also sang on "Saigo no Door" and "Namida no Sei Janai"
33 "Heart Electric" A-side Also sang on "Tiny T-Shirt" (Team B).
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 Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[35] Sang on "Mosh & Dive"[36] and "Party is Over" as AKB48.
2014 35 "Mae Shika Mukanee" A-side
36 "Labrador Retriever" A-side Also sang on "Kyou Made no Melody," and "B Garden" as Team B
37 "Kokoro no Placard" A-side Ranked 3rd in 2014 General Election.
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" A-side Also sang on "Loneliness Club".
2015 39 "Green Flash" A-side, center First center single. Also sang on "Haru no Hikari ga Chikadzuita Natsu" and "Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari".
40 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" A-Side Also sang on "Barebare Bushi" as WONDA Senbatsu, and "Kimi no Dai-ni shou"
41 "Halloween Night" A-side Ranked 2nd in 2015 General Election. Also sang on "Ippome Ondo"
42 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" A-Side Also sang on "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" as Asa ga Kita Senbatsu, "Senaka Kotoba", and "Kin no Hane wo Motsu Hito yo" as Team B.
2016 43 "Kimi wa Melody" A-side Marked as the 10th Anniversary Single. Also sang "Mazariau Mono" as NogizakaAKB.
44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai" A-side Sang on "Koi wo Suru to Baka wo Miru" as Team B.
46 "High Tension" A-side
2017 47 "Shoot Sign" A-side
48 "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" A-side
2018 50 "11gatsu no Anklet" A-side
51 "Jabaja" A-side

Singles with NMB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2014 10 "Rashikunai" A-side First single with NMB48. Also sang on "Kyusen Kyotei" (Team N).
2015 11 "Don't Look Back!" A-side Last single with NMB48. Also sang on "Renai Petenshi"

Singles with French Kiss[edit]

Stage units[edit]

Team B 1st Stage (Seishun Girls)
  1. Kinjirareta Futari
  2. Fushidara na Natsu
Team B 2nd Stage (Aitakatta)
  1. Namida no Shonan
  2. Rio no Kakumei
  3. Koi no Plan
  4. Senaka Kara Dakishimete
Team B 3rd Stage (Pajama Drive)
  1. Temodemo no Namida
Team B 4th Stage (Idol no Yoake)
  1. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
Team B 5th Stage (Theater no Megami)
  1. Yokaze no Shiwaza
Umeda Team B Waiting Stage
  1. Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou
Team B 3rd Stage (Pajama Drive) – REVIVAL
  1. Junjou Shugi
Team N 4th Stage (Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru)
  1. Zipper
  2. Hajimete no Hoshi
  3. 100nen Saki Demo







  • AKB48 Ashita Made Mou Chotto (April 28, 2008 –, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting)
  • ON8 (April 20, 2009 –, bayfm)
  • Holiday Special bayfm meets AKB48 3rd Stage ~Real~ (September 15, 2008, bayfm)
  • AKB48 Konya wa Kaeranai (November 29, 2008 – Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting)
  • Kashiwagi Yuki no YUKIRIN TIME (2012- )
  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon (Irregular appearances)
  • Listen? ~Live 4 Life~ (Irregular appearances)
  • ON8+1 (Irregular appearances)


with AKB48
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 (January 21–24, 2008)
  • Live DVD wa Derudarou kedo, Yappari Name ni Kagiruze (August 23, 2008)
  • AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsu shinai yo ne? (November 23, 2008)
  • End of the Year Thanksgiving: We're going to shuffle AKB! Give your regards to SKE as well (20 December 2008)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2009 (January 18, 2009)
  • AKB48 Bunshin no Jutsu Tour (August 15, 2009)
  • AKB48 Natsu no Saruobasan Matsuri (September 13, 2009)
  • Kashiwagi Yuki 3rd Solo Live Nete no Samete mo Yukirin World ~Motto Muchuu ni Sasechauzo♡~ (2013 concert, 2014 DVD/BD)[37][38][39]




  • Kashiwagi Yuki First Photobook Ijō, Kashiwagi Yuki Deshita (September 28, 2009, Tokyo News Service) ISBN 9784863360662[41]
  • Kashiwagi Yuki Second Photobook Yu, Yu, Yukirin... (April 19, 2012, Shueisha) ISBN 9784087806441[42]


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