bands/musicians Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members  

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AKB48 is one of the biggest and most popular music groups in Japan and throughout Asia. Ten years after the group began in a small theater in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, the J-Pop group has grown to become one of the biggest acts in the world. As the number of members continues to grow (eclipsing 100) and sales for each single continue to grow, we've compiled a list of all the AKB48 members past and present for you to vote on.

The annual "senbatsu sousenkyo" or general election to see which members will be included in the upcoming singles and who will claim the center position are wildly popular throughout Japan and have begun to spread into China, Indonesia, and other neighboring Asian countries. During the 2014 election, 35,000 Chinese votes ended up making the difference from current center Mayu Watanabe and runner-up and former center, Rino Sashihara.

Big names within the Japanese music and movie scene trace their time back to AKB48 and were in AKB48 heavy rotation, including former centers Atsuko Maeda and Yuko Oshima, who moved on to budding acting careers. Other former members like Mai Oshima, Sayaka Akimoto, and Mariko Shinoda have moved on to careers in TV comedy, modeling, and variety shows.

This list of AKB48 members includes performers who at one time or another were a part of AKB48. While AKS may shift performers between various groups, this list is comprised of AKB48 performers. Let's find out which AKB48 member is the "best" of all-time. Will it be the appointed ace Acchan, the fan favorite Yuko or ace Mayuyu? Vote below and share the list with your friends to see who the best members of AKB48 are!
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Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Atsuko Maeda J-pop

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+ - 270 85
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 223 84
Haruna Kojima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 199 79
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Mariko Shinoda Pop music, J-pop

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Tomomi Itano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Tomomi Itano J-pop

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+ - 199 88
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 180 83
Haruka Shimazaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 149 75
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Sayaka Akimoto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 149 77
Yui Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 147 79
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 130 77
Sae Miyazawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Sae Miyazawa J-pop

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+ - 115 70
Rie Kitahara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Rie Kitahara J-pop

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Minami Minegishi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 101 68
Anna Iriyama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 94 64
Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 107 78
Tomomi Kasai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Tomomi Kasai J-pop

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+ - 93 67
Rina Kawaei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Rina Kawaei J-pop

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+ - 95 71
Sakura Miyawaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 97 77
Miyuki Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 71 54
Aki Takajō is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Aki Takajō J-pop

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+ - 66 54
Mako Kojima is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 65 53
Nana Okada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 56 44
Yuria Kizaki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 72 61
Rena Katō is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 92 84
Rino Sashihara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 52 42
Mion Mukaichi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 58 49
Mai Oshima is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Mai Oshima Pop music, J-pop

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+ - 53 44
Juri Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 58 51
Ami Maeda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 56 49
Amina Satō is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Amina Satō J-pop

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+ - 80 76
Tano Yuka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 47 40
Nana Owada is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 57 52
Miho Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Miho Miyazaki Pop music, J-pop

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+ - 56 51
Karen Iwata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Karen Iwata J-pop

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+ - 48 43
Haruka Kodama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 50 46
Fuuko Yagura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Fuuko Yagura

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+ - 49 45
Ayaka Umeda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Ayaka Umeda Pop music, J-pop

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+ - 46 45
Mariya Nagao is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 51 52
Miori Ichikawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 40 39
Haruka Nakagawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Rina Ikoma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Moeno Nitō is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 31 31
Ryoka Oshima is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 42 46
Haruka Shimada is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 38 41
Mina Ōba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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+ - 41 45
Shizuka Ōya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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Haruka Komiyama is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rank Your All Time Favorite AKB48 Members