bands/musicians Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members  

Derrick Deane
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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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Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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378 113
Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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390 116
Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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323 95
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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255 89
Tomomi Itano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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267 93
Haruna Kojima is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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240 89
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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244 94
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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211 94
Haruka Shimazaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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207 101
Sayaka Akimoto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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182 88
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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177 81
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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165 85
Yui Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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160 82
Sae Miyazawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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137 75
Rie Kitahara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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162 103
Minami Minegishi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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122 77
Anna Iriyama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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107 72
Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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108 75
Rina Kawaei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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115 81
Sakura Miyawaki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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122 89
Tomomi Kasai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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88 60
Aki Takajō is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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18 3
Rena Matsui is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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113 96
Rino Sashihara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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75 63
Mako Kojima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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68 56
Mai Oshima is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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80 69
Rena Katō is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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93 83
Tano Yuka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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66 57
Miho Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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65 58
Ami Maeda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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64 57
Karen Iwata is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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60 53
Yuria Kizaki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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57 52
Juri Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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48 47
Erena Ono is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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60 57
Miori Ichikawa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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51 48
Nana Owada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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27 27
Nana Fujita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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30 37
Manami Oku is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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19 29
Nagisa Shibuya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members
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