AKB48 introduced 17th Generation

#AKB48, #17期生 – Japanese idol group AKB48 unveiled its new 17th Generation on 4 May 2022. Five and a half years after the 16th Generation, 11 new AKB48 Kenkyuusei join the group. AKB48 Soukantoku Mukaichi Mion, Team 4 member Murayama Yuiri and AKB48 original member Kashiwagi Yuki introduced the new Kenkyuusei to the public during a press conference in the AKB48 Theater. This is the first AKB48 generation with members who were not yet born at the time of AKB48’s founding.

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17th Generation

Hirata Yuki, Hotei Moka, Masai Mayuu, Mizushima Miyuu, Yamazaki Sora
Ota Yuki, Kohama Kokone, Sato Airi, Hashimoto Eriko, Hasegawa Niina, Hatakeyama Nozomi


  • Hatakeyama Nozomi – 畠山希美 – Nonchan (のんちゃん) – January 25, 2008 – Saitama – 14
  • Kohama Kokone – 小濱心音 – Kokko (こっこ) – February 12, 2007 – Hokkaido – 15
  • Hashimoto Eriko – 橋本恵理子 – Erichan (えりちゃん) – April 16, 2006 – Osaka – 16
  • Sato Airi – 佐藤綺星 – Aichan (あいちゃん) – June 24, 2004 – Chiba – 17
  • Hotei Moka – 布袋百椛 – Hotechan (ほてちゃん) – December 1, 2004 – Hyogo – 17
  • Masai Mayuu – 正鋳真優 – Mayuuchan (まゆうちゃん) – March 1, 2005 – Hyogo – 17
  • Yamazaki Sora – 山﨑空 – Sorara (そらら) – May 13, 2004 – Tokyo – 17
  • Ota Yuki – 太田有紀 – Yukitan (ゆきたん) – March 27, 2004 – Kanagawa – 18
  • Mizushima Miyuu – 水島美結 – Mizumin (みずみん) – November 12, 2003 – Hokkaido – 18
  • Hirata Yuki – 平田侑希 – Yuki (ゆき) – September 3, 2002 – Saitama – 19
  • Hasegawa Niina – 長谷川新奈 – Niinan (にいなん) – August 8, 2001 – Kanagawa – 20