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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747 230
Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

2
760 226
Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

3
731 230
Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

4
636 193
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

5
597 184
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

6
595 171
Sakura Miyawaki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

7
506 162
Haruna Kojima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

8
484 168
Tomomi Itano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

9
465 161
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

10
439 164
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

11
273 94
Juri Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

12
358 164
Haruka Shimazaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

13
365 175
Sayaka Akimoto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

14
320 133
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

15
146 47
Rena Matsui is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

16
302 147
Yui Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

17
272 142
Sae Miyazawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

18
306 172
Minami Minegishi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

19
222 110
Mako Kojima is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

20
197 98
Miho Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

21
227 130
Rie Kitahara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

22
229 151
Rino Sashihara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

23
197 134
Anna Iriyama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

24
199 142
Tomomi Kasai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

25
156 115
Aki Takajō is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

26
161 126
Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

27
168 131
Rina Kawaei is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

28
105 102
Ami Maeda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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139 133
Tano Yuka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

30
108 109
Miori Ichikawa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

31
96 100
Erena Ono is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

32
120 120
Rena Katō is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

33
97 104
Karen Iwata is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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108 110
Mai Oshima is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

35
96 98
Yuria Kizaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

36
85 93
Nana Owada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

37
65 86
Manami Oku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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55 73
Nana Fujita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members

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56 82
Nagisa Shibuya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rank Your All-Time Favorite AKB48 Members
Nagisa Shibuya