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Example of some Kenkyuusei on AKB48's website.

AKB48 Kenkyuusei (AKB48チーム研究生) are trainee idols from AKB48. They fill in for absent members in the theater and are promoted to official members of AKB48 to replace graduated members.


Nomura Nao - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team K) (なお Nao)

Kubo Satone - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team K) (さとぴー Satopii)

Takahashi Kira - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team B) (きらりん Kirarin)

Nishikawa Rei - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team B) (れい Rei)

Yamabe Ayu - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team B) (あゆ Ayu)

Chiba Erii - 2nd Generation Draftee (Team 4) (えりい Erii)

Asai Nanami - 16th Generation (なーみん Naamin)

Inagaki Kaori - 16th Generation (かおり Kaori)

Umemoto Izumi  - 16th Generation (Izumin いずみん)

Kurosu Haruka - 16th Generation (はーちゃん Haachan)

Sato Minami - 16th Generation (みなみ Minami)

Shoji Nagisa - 16th Generation (なぎゅ Nagyu)

Suzuki Kurumi - 16th Generation (くるるん Kururun)

Taguchi Manaka - 16th Generation (まなか Manaka)

Taya Misaki - 16th Generation (たっちゃん Tacchan)

Nagatomo Ayami - 16th Generation (あやみん Ayamin)

Noguchi Nanami - 16th Generation (ななちゃん Nanachan)

Harima Nanami - 16th Generation (はりまちゃん Harimachan)

Honma Mai - 16th Generation (まいちゃん Maichan)

Maeda Ayaka - 16th Generation (あやか Ayaka)

Michieda Saki - 16th Generation (さきぽん Sakipon)

Muto Orin - 16th Generation (おりん Orin)

Yasuda Kana - 16th Generation (かなぶん Kanabun)

Yamauchi Mizuki - 16th Generation (ずっきー Zukkii)

Yamane Suzuha - 16th Generation (ずんちゃん Zunchan)


  • Saeki Mika - 4th Generation (美香ちぃ Mikacchi) (Team B)
  • Kuramochi Asuka - 4th Generation (もっちぃ Mocchii) (Team K)
  • Naruse Risa - 4th Generation (なるる Naruru) (Team K)
  • Fujie Reina - 4th Generation ( れいにゃん Reinyan) (Team A)
  • Sato Amina - 4th Generation (あみな Amina) (Team A)
  • Miyazaki Miho - 5th Generation (みゃお Myao) (Team A)
  • Kitahara Rie - 5th Generation (きたりえ Kitarie) (Team A)
  • Sashihara Rino - 5th Generation (さっしー Sasshii) (Team B)
  • Nito Moeno - 5th Generation (もえの Moeno ) (Team B)
  • Nakata Chisato - 4th Generation (ちぃちゃん Chiichan) (Team A)
  • Takajo Aki - 6th Generation (あきちゃ Akicha ) (Team A)
  • Kohara Haruka - 5th Generation (きゅるるん〜 kyururun~) (Team B)
  • Nakatsuka Tomomi - 5th Generation (ともちゃん Tomochan ) (Team B)
  • Chikano Rina - 5th Generation (チカリーナ Chikariina) (Team K)
  • Kikuchi Ayaka - 3rd Generation (あやりん Ayarin) (Team K)
  • Uchida Mayumi - 5th Generation (うっちー Ucchii ) (Team K)
  • Nonaka Misato - 6th Generation (みちゃ Micha) (Team K)
  • Matsui Sakiko - 7th Generation (さきっぺ Sakippe) (Team K)
  • Ishida Haruka - 5th Generation (はるきゃん Harukyan) (Team B)
  • Komori Mika - 7th Generation (こもりん Komorin) (Team B)
  • Sato Sumire - 7th Generation (すーちゃん Suuchan) (Team B)
  • Suzuki Mariya - 7th Generation (まりやんぬ Mariyannu) (Team B)
  • Oya Shizuka - 4th Generation (しーちゃん Shiichan) (Team A)
  • Iwasa Misaki - 7th Generation (わさみん Wasamin) (Team A)
  • Maeda Ami - 7th Generation (あーみん Aamin) (Team A)
  • Yokoyama Yui - 9th Generation (ゆい Yui) (Team K)
  • Suzuki Shihori - 11th Generation (しほりん Shihorin) (Team B)
  • Oba Mina - 9th Generation (みなるん Minarun) (Team 4)
  • Shimazaki Haruka - 9th Generation (ぱるる Paruru) (Team 4)
  • Shimada Haruka - 9th Generation (はるぅ Haruu) (Team 4)
  • Takeuchi Miyu - 9th Generation (みゆみゆ Miyu Miyu) (Team 4)
  • Nagao Mariya - 9th Generation (まりやぎ Mariyagi) (Team 4)
  • Nakamura Mariko - 9th Generation (こまり Komari) (Team 4)
  • Mori Anna - 9th Generation (なんちゃん Nan-chan) (Team 4)
  • Yamauchi Suzuran - 9th Generation (らんらん Ran Ran) (Team 4)
  • Ichikawa Miori - 10th Generation (みおりん Miorin) (Team 4)
  • Nakamata Shiori - 10th Generation (しおりん Shiorin) (Team 4)
  • Abe Maria - 10th Generation (まりあ Maria) (Team 4)
  • Iriyama Anna - 10th Generation (あんにん Annin) (Team 4)
  • Kato Rena - 10th Generation (れなっち Renacchi) (Team 4)
  • Kawaei Rina - 11th Generation (りっちゃん Ricchan) (Team 4)
  • Iwata Karen - 12th Generation (カレン Karen) (Team 4)
  • Takahashi Juri - 12th Generation (じゅり Juri) (Team 4)
  • Tano Yuka - 12th Generation (たのちゃん Tano-chan) (Team 4)
  • Izuta Rina - 10th Generation (いずりーな Izuriina) (Team A)
  • Kobayashi Marina - 10th Generation (まりんちゃん Marin-chan) (Team A)
  • Fujita Nana - 10th Generation (なぁな Naana) (Team K)
  • Kojima Natsuki - 11th Generation (なっつん Nattsun) (Team B)
  • Natori Wakana - 11th Generation (わかにゃん Wakanyan) (Team B)
  • Morikawa Ayaka - 11th Generation (あーや Aaya) (Team A)
  • Oshima Ryoka - 13th Generation (りょーちゃん Ryoochan) (Team A)
  • Muto Tomu - 12th Generation (とむ Tomu) (Team K)
  • Mitsumune Kaoru - 13th Generation (かおる Kaoru) (Team K)
  • Omori Miyu - 12th Generation (みゆぽん Miyupon) (Team B)
  • Sasaki Yukari - 12th Generation (ゆかるん Yukarun) (Team A)
  • Hirata Rina - 12th Generation (ひらりー Hirarii/Hillary) (Team K)
  • Minegishi Minami - 1st Generation (みいちゃん Miichan) (Team 4)
  • Aigasa Moe - 13th Generation (もえちゃん Moechan) (Team 4)
  • Iwatate Saho - 13th Generation (さっほー Sahhoo) (Team 4)
  • Umeta Ayano - 13th Generation (うめたん Umetan) (Team 4)
  • Okada Ayaka - 13th Generation (あやか Ayaka) (Team 4)
  • Kitazawa Saki - 13th Generation (さっきー Sakkii) (Team 4)
  • Shinozaki Ayana - 13th Generation (あやなん Ayanan) (Team 4)
  • Takashima Yurina - 13th Generation (ゆーりん Yuurin) (Team 4)
  • Murayama Yuiri - 13th Generation (ゆいりー Yuirii) (Team 4)
  • Mogi Shinobu - 13th Generation (もぎちゃん Mogichan) (Team 4)
  • Hashimoto Hikari - 14th Generation (ひかり Hikari) (Team 4)
  • Kojima Mako - 14th Generation (こじまこ Kojimako) (Team 4)
  • Maeda Mitsuki - 14th Generation (みつき Mitsuki) (Team 4)
  • Nishino Miki - 14th Generation (みきちゃん Mikichan) (Team 4)
  • Okada Nana - 14th Generation (なぁちゃん Naachan) (Team 4)
  • Uchiyama Natsuki - 14th Generation (なっきー Nakkii) (Team 4)
  • Ichikawa Manami - 15th Generation (まなみ Manami) (Team A)
  • Owada Nana - 15th Generation (なーにゃ Naanya) (Team B)
  • Komiyama Haruka - 15th Generation (こみはる Komiharu) (Team 4)
  • Sato Kiara - 15th Generation (きぃちゃん Kiichan) (Team 4)
  • Tsuchiyasu Mizuki - 15th Generation (みずき Mizuki) (Team 4)
  • Fukuoka Seina - 15th Generation (せいちゃん Seichan) (Team B)
  • Mukaichi Mion - 15th Generation (みーおん Miion) (Team 4)
  • Yumoto Ami - 15th Generation (ゆあみ Yuami) (Team K)
  • Tatsuya Makiho - 15th Generation (まき Maki) (Team A)
  • Okawa Rio - 15th Generation (りお Rio) (Team 4)
  • Ino Miyabi - 15th Generation (みやび Miyabi) (Team A)
  • Taniguchi Megu - 15th Generation (めぐたん Megutan) (Team A)
    • Hiwatashi Yui - 2nd Generation Draftee (ゆいちゃん Yuichan) (Team A)
    • Ma ChiaLing - AKB48 Taiwan Audition member (Team B)

Former Research Students


  • 1st Stage 「ただいま恋愛中」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 1st Stage "Tadaima Renaichuu") (2008.05.22~2008.10.07)
  • 2nd Stage 「アイドルの夜明け」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 2nd Stage "Idol no Yoake") (2009.03.06~2010.04.12)
  • 3rd Stage 「恋愛禁止条例」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 3rd Stage "Renai Kinshi Jourei") (2010.04.17~2010.06.18)
  • 4th Stage 「シアターの女神」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 4th Stage "Theater no Megami") (2010.06.20~2011.04.03)
  • 5th Stage 「RESET」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 5th Stage "RESET") (2012.03.29~2012.09.08)
  • 6th Stage 「僕の太陽」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 6th Stage "Boku no Taiyou") (2012.08.19~2013.03.17)
  • 7th Stage 「パジャマドライブ」 (AKB48 Team Kenkyuusei 7th Stage "Pajama Drive") (2013.03.20~)

Research Students Songs on AKB48 Albums & Singles

AKB48 Kenkyuusei
Kenkyuusei15th Gen: Ichikawa Manami, Owada Nana, Komiyama Haruka, Sato Kiara, Tsuchiyasu Mizuki, Fukuoka Seina, Mukaichi Mion, Yumoto Ami, Tatsuya Makiho, Okawa Rio
StagesKKS1, KKS2, KKS3, KKS4, KKS5, KKS6, KKS7

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