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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670 211
Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

2
692 208
Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

3
664 210
Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

4
574 181
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

5
516 168
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

6
491 153
Sakura Miyawaki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

7
458 155
Haruna Kojima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

8
437 156
Tomomi Itano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

9
424 154
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

10
401 153
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

11
225 79
Juri Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

12
322 153
Haruka Shimazaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

13
285 123
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

14
330 165
Sayaka Akimoto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

15
273 135
Yui Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

16
114 39
Rena Matsui is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

17
243 134
Sae Miyazawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

18
275 157
Minami Minegishi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

19
187 96
Mako Kojima is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

20
208 121
Rie Kitahara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

21
162 86
Miho Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

22
177 119
Anna Iriyama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

23
195 143
Rino Sashihara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

24
143 101
Aki Takajō is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

25
180 129
Tomomi Kasai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

26
149 112
Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

27
154 117
Rina Kawaei is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

28
128 119
Tano Yuka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

29
93 90
Ami Maeda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

30
96 94
Miori Ichikawa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

31
111 107
Rena Katō is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

32
85 86
Erena Ono is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

33
89 92
Karen Iwata is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

34
89 85
Yuria Kizaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

35
98 98
Mai Oshima is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

36
76 79
Nana Owada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

37
61 71
Manami Oku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

38
49 61
Nana Fujita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

39
48 68
Nagisa Shibuya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Nagisa Shibuya