Eleven new members have joined Nogizaka46 as their 5th Generation.
The identity of each of the members, chosen from a massive 88,000 applicants (the biggest in J-Pop history), have been revealed daily since February 2, with the final 3 in March because of education-related reasons.
They will appear for the first time on Nogizaka 46 Hours TV in the segment "Omitate-kai (お見立て会)" on February 23, 2022.
1. 井上 和 (いのうえ なぎ) / Inoue Nagi
Birthdate: February 17, 2005
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
2. Ichinose Miku (一ノ瀬美空)
Age: 18 years old
Birthplace: Fukuoka Prefecture
According to modelpress, Ichinose Miku, the new 5ki of Nogizaka, won in 2017 "The Cutest Female Junior High School Student" or the "JC Mitsukon 2017".
3. Sugawara Satsuki 菅原 咲月 (すがわら さつき)
4. Ogawa Aya
14 years old
- Many Japanese fans calling Ogawa Aya as Saito Asuka clone.
- By far the youngest one.
- She is a model and child actress who has appeared in several CMs.
5. Tomisato Nao
15 years old
- Previously a member of local idol with stage name Aosaka Nana.
6. Okuda Iroha
20 August 2005 (16 years old)
- An experienced figure in the industry. Modeling, dorama, movies, CM, magazine.
7. Nakanishi Aruno
18 years old
8. Ioki Mao
16 years old
- Fans linked Ioki Mao whose ancestors are the Japanese imperial family, Prince Ioki Irihiko who is the son of Emperor Keiko (71-130 AD) of the second empress Yasaka Irihime, the younger sister of the next emperor Emperor Seimu (131-191 AD).
9. Teresa Ikeda
19 yeears old, Mixed-race
Her name its not written in a "english" way but in a "latino/spanish" way
Theresa: english way
Teresa: latino/spanish way
10. Kawasaki Sakura
11. Okamoto Himena
Updated: April 1, 2022