With the YouTuber phenomenon now becoming a work trend in various parts of the world, AKB48 groups’ idols or former idols are many to open Youtube channel for the greatest pleasure of their fans!

Those channels are dedicated to let fans see a more personal side of them, try something new, do vocal/or dance covers, or just for fun.

Some channels are dedicated to some specific contents like gaming, comedy or makeup, so even if you don’t like AKB groups, you can enjoy those channels.

In this Part 1, let’s discover today some Youtube channels own by current AKB48 or Japanese sister groups’ idols!

AKB48

AKB48 15th anniversary event

In order to liven up their 15th anniversary year, some members will be distributing videos as a new challenge! So far, the members who participated in this project are Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Mogi Shinobu, Okada Nana, Nakanishi Chiyori, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Yokoyama Yui.

Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Mogi Shinobu, and Okada Nana - Yuna Mogion Channel

Among the 8 members, Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Mogi Shinobu, and Okada Nana opened a group channel called “Yuna Mogion Channel”.

They are uploading a variety of challenges with friendship and deep bonds that transcend the boundaries of seniority and juniority! 

Murayama Yuiri (Yu) is the captain AKB48’s Team 4.

Okaka Nana (Na) is an AKB48’s Team 4 & STU48 member, as well as former general manager of STU48.

Mogi Shinobu (Mogi) is a member of AKB48’s Team K.

Mukaichi Mion (On) is AKB48 group 3rd general manager and Team A’s member.

AKB48 songs random play dance

Kashiwagi Yuki – Yukirin World

Yuki Kashiwagi debuted in 2006 with the 3rd generation of AKB48. She is an original member of AKB48’s Team B, and former member of NMB48 and NGT48.

After Minegishi Minami, Kashiwagi Yuki is the 2nd longest running member of 48 Group. She is the eldest and the most publicly loved active member of the entire 48 Group family.

Her popularity at one time was so great that she was often grouped in with the original Kami7 (Godess7, or the most 7 popular members of AKB48); fans would simply call them the Kami8 or the Kami7 + Yuki. 

Most recently, she made a public announcement that she wouldn’t even think about graduating from the group until after the age of 30.

She regularly posts videos of her everyday life to keep fans entertained!

[I tried dancing] AKB48 Yuki Kashiwagi tried to dance in a costume

Nakanishi Chiyori – Chiyo Channel

Nakanishi Chiyori is a member of AKB48’s Team B.

In 2018, she participated in the South Korean competition series Produce 48 as one of the Japanese contestants from AKB48 and its sister groups, aiming at debuting a Japanese-Korean girl group, IZ*ONE. She finished in 37th place.

She launched her Youtube channel to show her real personality, which is different from her idol side!

[Questions corner] I’ll be answering questions while eating donuts!

Sakaguchi Nagisa - NaginagiTube

Sakaguchi Nagisa is a member of both AKB48’s Team 8 and Team 4.

As the representative of Hokkaido in Team 8, she opened her Youtube channel to show the beauty of Hokkaido as well as her hobbies.

She was recently appointed as Hokkaido Sightseeing Ambassador !

First post! Becoming a beloved YouTuber!

Yokoyama Yui - Yuihan Life

Yokoyama Yui is a member of AKB48’s Team A who debuted in 2009 and was the 2nd General Manager of the AKB48 group before Mukaichi Mion.

Loudly applauded by the earlier generation, or Golden Age of members, Yui has since pledged to stay in AKB48 for as long as she can.

In her first video, she teases all the futures videos of her channel: collaborations with videographers, professionals, videos about Kyoto (her birthplace), covers, FAQs, and many more videos to discover in her Youtube channel!

[First Solo Performance] Here’s a look at the pre-performance rehearsal!

Minegishi Minami

Minegishi Minami is a member of AKB48’s Team K. She announced her graduation on December 2019 and her graduation concert is delayed by the international pandemic. She is currently the last of AKB48’s first-generation members: she joined AKB48 in 2005 and was part of the Original Team A.

We are still awaiting a Minami graduation concert but the meantime, we can enjoy her newly opened Youtube channel, where we can keep up with her after her departure from the group.

[Flames] Sasshi came to visit me at my house and told me a lot of things [Jealousy]

Anna Iriyama

Anna Iriyama is a member of AKB48’s Team A. She was in Mexico from 2018 to 2019 and was part of the cast for the telenovela Like. As of 2020, she returned to Japan to continue with her activities in AKB48.

Iriyama opened her Youtube channel in 2019 while being in Mexico, focusing her initial videos on travel throughout Mexico, speaking Spanish in them, with Japanese subtitles.

Since her return in Japan, she still posts videos in Spanish about Japanese culture, places and food!

Remote interview with former general manager Yui Yokoyama ENTREVISTA A UNA LÍDER DE AKB48

Ma Chia-Ling - AKB48 Ma Chia-Ling - Macharin Official

Ma Chia-Ling is a Taiwanese member of AKB48’s Team 4 since 2015. She is also the first and so far only member of AKB48 who is not Japanese.

She opened her channel to introduce AKB48 to more people and she said: “I will do my best to be a bridge between Japan and Chinese areas”.

[AKB48] Macharin, Taiwan’s 〇〇 is cute! Let me introduce you to some of my favorite parts

Miyazaki Miho – Myao Channel

Miyazaki Miho is a member of AKB48’s Team A who debuted in 2007.

In 2018, she participated in the South Korean competition series Produce 48 as one of the Japanese contestants from AKB48 and its sister groups, aiming at debuting a Japanese-Korean girl group, IZ*ONE. She finished in 15th place.

Themes of her videos are primarily K-Pop and Korea and is aimed at her Korean and Japanese fans.

Rare fact, all her videos have substiles in English, Korean and Chinese, so enjoy!

[Mukbang] I introduce some convenience store products in Korean.

SKE48

Suda Akari - Suda Akari Secrets

Suda Akari is the leader of SKE48’s Team E and the oldest member of the team (29 years old).

She debuted in 2009 with the 3rd generation.

She was the first SKE48 member other than Matsui Jurina and Matsui Rena to make Senbatsu in AKB48’s Senbatsu elections and to achieve the status of Kami7. She ranked #2 at the last Senbatsu elections in 2018 behind Matsui Jurina.

She opened her Youtube channel very recently, so don’t hesitate to give her support !

[Love is forbidden] Akari Suda: Forbidden date [Video leaked]

NMB48

Yoshida Akari

Yoshida Akari is a member of NMB48’s Team N 1st generation. She announced her graduation very recently on August 16, 2020.

Akarin is probably the most famous idol who decided to become a YouTuber. Her decision to start YouTube in 2016 has gotten her a lot of new fans and made her popularity within the group increase considerably. She was also an inspiration for a lot of other idols to start YouTube.

Akarin is an active beauty YouTuber, she released her beauty book IDOL MAKE BIBLE @ Akarin series, and she also develop her beauty product brand B IDOL.     

“I will take a new step today at the age of 24, so people will say that I am not longing to be an idol but longing to be a woman.”

[Furious] Until NMB48’s new song will be over, full makeup. Datte Datte Datte

Ishizuka Akari

Ishizuka Akari is a member of NMB48’s Team M who debuted in 2013 with the 3rd generation.

Anchu is uploaded a bunch of videos of her playing various video games. If you’re a fan of video games, you might like her channel!

[Ghost of Tsushima] Come on, dear. #1

Hori Shion

Hori Shion is a member of NMB48’s Team M who debuted in 2015 as Draft 2nd generation member.

She uploads videos about her daily life and her life as a NMB48 member!

What do you think of graduating from NMB?

Minami Haasa

Minami Haasa is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2018 as Draft 3rd generation member.

She uploads videos about her daily life, cardboard, animals, as she dreams to be a rare animal hunter.

[Verification] Does Chris respond to the sounds that dogs always respond to!

Murase Sae

Murase Sae is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2011 with 2nd generation.

In 2018, she participated in the South Korean competition series Produce 48 as one of the Japanese contestants from AKB48 and its sister groups, aiming at debuting a Japanese-Korean girl group, IZ*ONE. She finished in 22nd place.

She is the Fashion Designer for brand ANDGEEBEE, and have a Youtube channel about makeup!

[Sae Murase] YouTube channel Vol.1 “Daily Makeup” [First Video]

Sadano Haruka

Sadano Haruka is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2018.

She is uploading videos of classical ballet she has been studying for 11 years in various places.

Haruka Sadano x Harvest Hill

Shimizu Rika - Rikateebee

Shimizu Rika is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2016.

She focuses her videos on diet and beauty: “The theme is to be prettier and cooler than you were yesterday.”

[GRWM] Getting ready to go from sleeping and waking up to remote delivery!

Shobu Marin

Shobu Marin is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2018.

She opened her channel recently, and she released a series of videos about Yukata!

How to wear a yukata

Yamada Suzu

Yamada Suzu is the co-captain of NMB48’s Team BII who debuted in 2016.

She wants to become a disc jockey and shows her progress via YouTube. The episodes are released on her new YouTube channel.

Suzu Yamada started to DJ -Road to DJ- #1

Yamasaki Amiru

Yamasaki Amiru is a member of NMB48’s Team N who debuted in 2018 as Draft 3rd generation member.

She came in 4th place in the AKB48 Group No.1 Singing Competition, and she uploads covers on her Youtube channel.

LiSA「紅蓮華」Covered by Amiru Yamasaki

Shiroma Miru - mirurun channel

Shiroma Miru is a member of NMB48’s Team M who debuted in 2010 with the 1st generation.

In 2018, she participated in the South Korean competition series Produce 48 as one of the Japanese contestants from AKB48 and its sister groups, aiming at debuting a Japanese-Korean girl group, IZ*ONE. She finished in 20th place.

She started her Youtube channel at the beginning of September, and within a week, her three videos has received over almost 300,000 views !

I went to see the movie “Bokutachi no Uso to Shinbashiki Documentary of Keyakizaka46” and danced to the theme song “Dare ga sono kane o narasu no ka?”

HKT48

Miyawaki Sakura - Channel Miyawaki Sakura

Miyawaki Sakura is the co-captain of HKT48’s Team KIV and a member of Japanese-Korean girl group IZ*ONE created at the end of the South Korean competition series Produce 48 where she finished at the 2nd place.

Due to Sakura’s participation in IZ*ONE, she will be on hiatus from HKT48 until April 2021.

She has a famous gaming channel (on hiatus too), but you can watch her videos waiting for her return!

[Fortnite] I tried the Avengers collaboration!

Murashige Anna & Nishino Miki – Orera 〜Nishino Miki&Murashige Anna〜

Murashige Anna, an original member of HKT48’s Team KIV, paired up with Nishino Miki, a former member of AKB48’s Team 4 who graduated in 2017 to open a joint Youtube channel!

They both produce videos on their YouTube channel, and they are very funny to watch!

Murashige Anna announced in the beginning of September graduation from this channel, so enjoy while it’s still time!

[AKB Song Title Word-Chain Game] Two former AKBs vs. current HKTs tried it…

Murashige Anna – Shige Channel

In parallel, HKT48 member Murashige Anna opened her own YouTube channel on her 22nd birthday (July 29th 2020). 

The first video she posted is the 1-hour live she did for her birthday !

Happy Birthday, Shige!

NGT48

Nakai Rika - Rika Nakai's Kia-chan!

Nakai Rika is a member of NGT48’s 1st Generation.

She is posting videos about her favorite things, hot topics and local things.

Pancakes in a Daffy Waffle Maker hands-on

STU48

Sakaki Miyu

Sakaki Miyu is a member of STU48’s 1st generation.

She is very active on Youtube posting videos about her daily life and her life as a STU48 member. Before entering STU48, she published videos of herself singing and dancing on YouTube for nine years, from the time she was five years old until she joined STU.

Her Youtuber name was CUCA, which is her current nickname.

[Sightseeing in Miyajima] I went to the same place I went 2 years ago and tried again

Get ready for Part 2, which will feature former members of AKB48 and sister groups ! 💓

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