AKB48 Member Shuffle

It was announced at today’s AKB48 AKB48 National Tour – Budokan Concert that effective October 2009 all of AKB48’s teams will be reshuffled with members being moved around, also all AKB48 members that joined SDN48 will now only be SDN48 members – bye Meetan~!

You may remember Sato Sumire from the Eighth Generation Morning Musume Auditions, she was quite a popular candidate amongst fans and she’s now a full member of AKB48 as a part of Team B. The second rejected from Morning Musume  to join the group after Kashiwagi Yuki who is now the captain of Team B!

New Team A:

  • Takahashi Minami (Captain) 
  • Maeda Atsuko
  • Kojima Haruna
  • Shinida Mariko
  • Takajo Aki
  • Nakata Chisato
  • Kuramochi Asuka (From Team K)
  • Matsubara Natsumi (From Team K)
  • Sashihara Rina (From Team B)
  • Katayama Haruka (From Team B)
  • Nakagawa Haruka (From Team B)
  • Ota Aika (From Team B)
  • Nakaya Sayaka (From Team B)
  • Zuzuki Mariya (From Research Students)
  • Maeda Ami (From Research Students)
  • Iwasa Misaki (From Research Students)
  • Oya Shizuka (From Research Students)

New Team K

  • Akimoto Sayaka (Captain)
  • Umeda Ayaka
  • Oshima Yuko
  • Ono Erena
  • Miyazawa Sae
  • Itano Tomomi (From Team A)
  • Miengishi Minami (From Team A)
  • Fujie Reina (From Team A)
  • Koharu Haruka (From Team B)
  • Tanabe Miku (From Team B)
  • Nakatsuka Tomomi (From Team B)
  • Nito Moeno (From Team B)
  • Yonezawa Rumi (From Team B)
  • Nonara Misato (From Research Students)
  • Matsui Sakiko (From Research Students)
  • Uchida Mayumi (From Research Students)
  • Kikuchi Ayaka (From Research Students)

New Team B

  • Kashiwagi Yuki (Captain)
  • Watanabe Mayu
  • Hirajima Natsumi
  • Kitahara Rie (From Team A)
  • Miyazaki Miho (From Team A)
  • Sato Amina (From Team A)
  • Chikano Rina (From Team K)
  • Masuda Yuka (From Team K)
  • Oku Manami (From Team K)
  • Sato Natsuki (From Team K)
  • Kasai Tomomi (From Team K)
  • Kobayashi Kana From Team K)
  • Komori Mika (From Research Students)
  • Sato Sumire (From Research Students)
  • Suzuki Shihori (From Research Students)
  • Ishida Haruka (From Research Students)