Who is your favorite AKB48 member born in July? I thought I might present my readers with this interesting question as there are three famous AKB48 members born in the month of July. They are Tomomi Itano (July 3rd), Atsuko Maeda (July 10th), and Yuki Kashiwagi (July 15th). Kashiwagi known by her nickname of Yukirin is also a member of the idol group NGT48. She is a member of that group’s Team N3.
- She is from the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture.
- She is known by her nickname of Tomochin.
- After leaving AKB48, Itano has embarked on a successful solo career. She has nine solo singles. They are: Dear J, Fui Ni, 10nengo no Kimi e, 1%, Little, COME PARTY, Gimme, Gimme Luv, Hide & Seek, and #li ne!
Atsuko Maeda (my favorite AKB48 member born in July)
- She is from Chiba, Japan.
- Her nickname is Acchan.
- She was named AKB48’s most popular member in 2009 and 2011. She barely “lost” the 2010 General Election to Yuko Oshima. I put the word lost in quotes because Maeda ended up being ranked as the 2nd most popular member of AKB48 that year.
- She has released several photo books including Hai and Acchan in Hawaii.
- She has released the solo singles Flower, Kimi Wa Boku Da, Time Machine Nante Iranai, and Seventh Chord.
- She also has a solo album called Selfish.
- She is from Kagoshima, Japan.
- She used to be a member of NMB48.
- She has released the solo singles Shortcake and Birthday Wedding.
- She met her childhood idol Rika Ishikawa in January 2013.