Akimoto Manatsu

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Akimoto Manatsu
Akimoto Manatsu (2018 - Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru)
Kanji 秋元真夏
Kana あきもと まなつ
Romaji Akimoto Manatsu
Nickname Manatsu (まなつ), Manattan (まなったん)
Birth Info
Birthdate August 20, 1993  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Tokyo, Japan  
Hometown Flag of Japan.png Saitama, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 30 Years Old
Height 154cm
Professional Info
Agency Japan Music Entertainment
Social Networks Official Website / 7gogo / Instagram / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group Nogizaka46
Former Team 1st Generation
Debuted June 2011 / 1st Generation
Graduated February 2023

Akimoto Manatsu was a member of Nogizaka46's 1st Generation, and the 2nd captain of Nogizaka46.


  • Audition song: Oh My Darlin' (Nakanomori Band)
  • Favorite member: Watanabe Miyuki
  • Respected member: Suda Akari
  • Oshimen: Ito Nene, Yamasaki Ten
  • Favorite singers: Nishino Kana, Alexandros
  • Loves: Animals
  • Interests: Watching sports matches, cooking, cleaning, sewing
  • Specialties: Violin, Cooking
  • Eldest member of Nogizaka46 (From February 2022, after Shinuchi Mai's graduation).
  • Her specialty is baking and she once dreamed of being a pastry chef.
    • According to Shiraishi Mai, one of the best pastries she made was gâteau au chocolat.
    • Was part of the baking club in her middle school, along with Nishikawa Nanami.
  • She has a younger brother.
  • She is the leader of Manatsu Respect Corps.
  • She is known as the "burikko (ぶりっ子)" or cutesy-clumsy girl persona of the group.
    • According to her, she's been called burikko since elementary school.
    • She has also called "Azatoi (あざとい)" or cunningly flirty.
    • Because of this, she's known as being one of the strongest members at Handshake events.
  • Her signature move is "Zukkyun! (ずっきゅん)" where she poses with both hands together to imitate a gun and "shoots" the other person while saying "Zukkyun to your heart! (○○さんのハートにずっきゅん!)" with a wink.
  • She studied in an all girls university (Ferris University), majoring in English literature.
  • She was on hiatus from September 2011 to October 2012 for academic reasons.
    • She went on hiatus immediately after being selected for the group. Therefore, she did not participate in any single until Seifuku no Mannequin.
  • She attended the same high school as Nishikawa Nanami and Yada Risako. All three were in the calligraphy (shodo) club.
  • She is known as the most non-athletic member of Nogizaka46.
  • She skydived on episode 74 of Nogizakatte, Doko? in order to promote the single Kimi no Na wa Kibou.
  • She participated in the Japan Expo in Paris on July 4, 2014, with Ikoma Rina, Fukagawa Mai, Sakurai Reika, Matsumura Sayuri, Hashimoto Nanami, Wakatsuki Yumi and Nishino Nanase.
  • She shares her birthday with Shiraishi Mai, which they usually celebrate together.
    • The two members get along well, with her burikko persona bringing out Shiraishi's frowning "Kuroishi-san (黒石さん)" persona.
  • She is known for her complex with her big head, contrasting with Saito Asuka's small head.
  • She is also known for her bad singing.
  • She was appointed as Nogizaka46 Captain to replace Sakurai Reika since September 2019.
  • Graduated on February 26, 2023. (Announcement: January 7, 2023)

Singles Participation

Nogizaka46 A-Sides

Nogizaka46 B-Sides

Other Original Songs

Albums Participation

Nogizaka46 Albums


Concert Units

Nogizaka46 Ikuta Erika Graduation Concert

Nogizaka46 10th YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE


Media Appearances

Stage Plays

  • Mr. Sazae (サザエさん) (2019)


  • Bad Boys J the Movie (2013)
  • Chounouryoku Kenkyubu no 3 Nin (超能力研究部の3人) (2014)


  • BAD BOYS J (2013)
  • Otona e Noboru (オトナヘノベル) (2016)
  • Hatsumori Bemars (初森ベマーズ ) (2015)
  • Zambi (ザンビ) (2019)
  • Headhunter: Headhunter's Mode (連続ドラマW 引き抜き屋 ~ヘッドハンターの流儀~) (2019)
  • Sam no Koto (サムのこと) (2020)

Variety Shows


  • Rajira! Sunday (らじらー! サンデー) (2017) - Regular (substituting for Nakamoto Himeka
  • Graduation Album (卒業アルバムに1人はいそうな人を探すラジオ) (2020) - Tuesday Host
  • Akimoto Manatsu's Graduation Album Sunday (秋元真夏(乃木坂46) 卒業アルバムに1人はいそうな人を探すラジオ サンデー) (2021 - ) - Host


Akimoto Manatsu (2018 - Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru)
Akimoto Manatsu (2017 - Influencer)
Akimoto Manatsu (2016 - Hadashi de Summer)
Akimoto Manatsu (2016 - Harujion ga Sakukoro)
Akimoto Manatsu (2015 - Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru)
Akimoto Manatsu (2015 - Taiyou Knock)
Akimoto Manatsu (2015 - Inochi wa Utsukushii)
Akimoto Manatsu (2014 - Nandome no Aozora ka?)
Akimoto Manatsu (2014 - Natsu no Free & Easy)
Akimoto Manatsu (2014 - Kidzuitara Kataomoi)
Akimoto Manatsu (2013 - Barrette)
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Akimoto Manatsu (2013 - Girl's Rule)
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Akimoto Manatsu (2013 - Kimi no Na wa Kibou)
Akimoto Manatsu (2012 - Seifuku no Mannequin)
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Akimoto Manatsu (2012 - Hashire! Bicycle)
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Akimoto Manatsu (2012 - Nogizakatte, Doko?)
Akimoto Manatsu (2011)