Japanese Girl Group Nogizaka46 Profile

Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) is a Japanese female idol group, with hit songs like Kizuitara Kataomoi, Barrette, Girl’s Rule, Kimi no Na wa Kibo and Seifuku no Mannequin etc. Check main blog for more Nogizaka46 pictures, comments, news and videos.

Nogizaka46 was created in 2011 as one of the AKB48 franchises, but was billed as an official rival to AKB48 (instead of a sister group like SKE48). The group was named after SME Nogizaka Building, which houses Sony Music Japan, their record label.

Nogizaka46 released its first single, Guruguru Curtain, in February 2012. Its second single, Oide Shampoo, was released in May and topped the Oricon sales chart. All the group’s subsequent singles (up to 2014) became chart toppers since.

Nogizaka46’s #1 singles include Hashire! Bicycle, Seifuku no Mannequin (2012), Kimi no Na wa Kibo, Girl’s Rule, Barrette (2013) and Kizuitara Kataomoi (2014). The girls also have their own TV shows Nogizakatte Doko (since 2011) and Nogibingo (since 2013).

Nogizaka46 Member Profiles

Nogizaka46 has 40+ official members and dozens of trainees.
Below are profiles of the official members in this format – Name (Japanese name, birthday, birthplace, height, blood type). Last updated May 2014.

Nogizaka46 members Mai Fukagawa, Rena Matsui, Mai Shinuchi, Mai Shiraishi, Sayuri Matsumura

Mai Fukagawa (深川麻衣, March 29 1991, Shizuoka, 162cm, O)
Rena Matsui (松井玲奈, July 27 1991, Hyōgo, 162cm, O)
Mai Shinuchi (新内眞衣, January 22 1992, Saitama, 164cm, B)
Mai Shiraishi (白石麻衣, August 20 1992, Gunma, 161cm, A)
Sayuri Matsumura (松村沙友理, August 27 1992, Osaka, 162cm, B)

Nogizaka46 members Misa Eto, Nanami Hashimoto, Karin Ito, Yuri Saito, Manatsu Akimoto

Misa Etō (衛藤美彩, January 4 1993, Ōita, 162cm, AB)
Nanami Hashimoto (橋本奈々未, February 20 1993, Hokkaido, 163cm, B)
Karin Itō (伊藤かりん, May 26 1993, Kanagawa, 154cm, O)
Yūri Saitō (斉藤優里, July 20 1993, Tokyo, 156cm, O)
Manatsu Akimoto (秋元真夏, August 20 1993, Tokyo, 156cm, B)

Nogizaka46 members Kazumi Takayama, Reika Sakurai, Seira Nagashima, Nanase Nishino, Yumi Wakatsuki

Kazumi Takayama (高山一実, February 8 1994, Chiba, 161cm, A)
Reika Sakurai (桜井玲香, May 16 1994, Kanagawa, 156cm, A)
Seira Nagashima (永島聖羅, May 19 1994, Aichi, 158cm, O)
Nanase Nishino (西野七瀬, May 25 1994, Osaka, 159cm, O)
Yumi Wakatsuki (若月佑美, June 27 1994, Shizuoka, 157cm, O)

Nogizaka46 members Kana Nakada, Ami Nojo, Sayuri Inoue, Rina Yamato, Risako Yada

Kana Nakada (中田花奈, August 6 1994, Saitama, 157cm, A)
Ami Nōjō (能條愛未, October 18 1994, Kanagawa, 163cm, A)
Sayuri Inoue (井上小百合, December 14 1994, Saitama, 154cm, B)
Rina Yamato (大和里菜, December 14 1994, Miyagi, 162cm, O)
Risako Yada (矢田里沙子, March 8 1995, Saitama, 158cm, A)

Nogizaka46 members Mahiro Kawamura, Seira Hatanaka, Nene Ito, Rina Ikoma, Rena Ichiki

Mahiro Kawamura (川村真洋, July 23 1995, Osaka, 156cm, A)
Seira Hatanaka (畠中清羅, December 5 1995, Ōita, 150cm, B)
Nene Itō (伊藤寧々, December 12 1995, Gifu, 148cm, B)
Rina Ikoma (生駒里奈, December 29 1995, Akita, 153cm, AB)
Rena Ichiki (市來玲奈, January 22 1996, Chiba, 153cm, A)

Nogizaka46 members Marika Ito, Himeka Nakamoto, Miona Hori, Hinako Kitano, Erika Ikuta

Marika Itō (伊藤万理華, February 20 1996, Kanagawa, 155cm, O)
Himeka Nakamoto (中元日芽香, April 13 1996, Hiroshima, 158cm, O)
Hinako Kitano (北野日菜子, July 17 1996, Hokkaido, 157cm, O)
Miona Hori (堀未央奈, October 15 1996, Gifu, 160cm, O)
Erika Ikuta (生田絵梨花, January 22 1997, Germany, 160cm, A)

Nogizaka46 members Chiharu Saito, Rena Yamazaki, Hina Higuchi, Minami Hoshino, Hina Kawago

Chiharu Saitō (斎藤ちはる, February 17 1997, Saitama, 166cm, A)
Rena Yamazaki (山崎怜奈, May 21 1997, Tokyo, 164cm, B)
Hina Higuchi (樋口日奈, January 31 1998, Tokyo, 157cm, A)
Minami Hoshino (星野みなみ, February 6 1998, Chiba, 152cm, B)
Hina Kawago (川後陽菜, March 22 1998, Nagasaki, 158cm, O)

Nogizaka46 members Maaya Wada, Asuka Saito, Kotoko Sasaki, Ranze Terada, Junna Ito

Maaya Wada (和田まあや, April 23 1998, Hiroshima, 157cm, O)
Asuka Saitō (齋藤飛鳥, August 10 1998, Tokyo, 154cm, O)
Kotoko Sasaki (佐々木琴子, August 28 1998, Saitama, 161cm, A)
Ranze Terada (寺田蘭世, September 23 1998, Tokyo, 155cm)
Junna Itō (伊藤純奈, November 30 1998, Kanagawa, 165cm, A)

Nogizaka46 members Ayane Suzuki, Kyoka Yonetoku, Miria Watanabe

Ayane Suzuki (鈴木絢音, March 5 1999, Akita, 157cm, O)
Kyoka Yonetoku (米徳京花, April 14 1999, Kanagawa, 163cm, AB)
Miria Watanabe (渡辺みり愛, November 1 1999, Tokyo, 151cm, O)

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