Chiba Erii

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Chiba Erii
Chiba Erii (2019)
Kanji 千葉恵里
Kana ちば えりい
Romaji Chiba Erii
Nickname Erii (えりい)
Birth Info
Birthdate October 27, 2003  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Tokyo, Japan  
Hometown Flag of Japan.png Kanagawa, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 20 Years Old
Height 165.5cm
Professional Info
Agency Juus k. k.
Social Networks Official Fanclub / Instagram / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Group AKB48
Team Regular Members
Debuted June 2015 / Draft 2nd Generation
Lightstick Colors
Yellow Blue

Chiba Erii is a member of AKB48.



  • Hobbies: Watching idols, cooking, collecting 48 Group photos and makeup tools
  • Special skills: Unicycle, Singing any song with a single vowel (replacing all other vowels with the chosen vowel)
  • Admired member: Kotani Riho, Mukaichi Mion
  • Favorite song: High school days
  • Favorite AKB48 stage song: Koike
  • Favorite food: Omurice, omlettes, macaroni gratin, kiwi, broccoli, Ichiran Ramen, Supamucho potato chips, Supaiman plum juice candy, fruit daifuku
  • Least favorite food: Natto, raw tomato
  • Favorite animal: Poodle dog
  • Favorite movie: Haru Matsu Bokura
  • Favorite character: Goropikadon by Sanrio
  • Favorite place: Her own living room, her own bed, Minato Mirai in Yokohama City
  • Favorite brand: GRL
  • Favorite subject: Art (she says she was bad at all other subjects)
  • Pros: Never gives up
  • Cons: Everything else tends to disappear when focusing on one thing
  • Dogs or cats?: Dogs
  • Bread or rice for breakfast?: Bread
  • Close friends: Nishikawa Rei, Omori Maho
  • Future Ambition: Model (magazine and runway), to produce her own lines of colored contacts and cosmetics
  • She was a fan of AKB48 and NMB48 before participating in the AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015. Her oshimen was Kotani Riho.
  • Her mother chose the name “Erii” after the lead female character from the 2001 Okinawa drama “Churasan”.
  • Her childhood dreams were to work in a cake shop, to work in an ice cream shop, and to be a member of AKB48.
  • She enjoyed junior high school the most out of all her school years.
  • If she were not an AKB48 member she would want to be a cashier or a part-time worker at Ichiran Ramen.
  • Staff members such as Kayano Shinobu and Hosoi Takahiro have commented on her incredible growth since debut, in all aspects of performance.
  • In 2018 she was one of six AKB48 members to performa at the Maya International Music Festival 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. While there she carried out a number of PR activities and appeared in three popular Thai TV programs.
  • She gained attention on Produce 48 for her endearing rap during the BOOMBAYAH performance. She expressed that she did not enjoy her time on the show due to how strict the schedule was. She secretly ate snacks with Sato Minami and Kang Hyewon when staff weren't looking.
  • In 2019 she was a member of the K-Pop Promotional group UHSN (유학소녀, Study Abroad Girls) under Source Music. UHSN was a girl group from the Korean TV Program "UHSN" that recruited 10 K-Pop fans from around the world to experience Korean culture for three weeks. They released their sole song, Popsicle, on July 11th, 2019.
    • The music video for Popsicle was produced and filmed over four days.
  • In Episode 2 of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san, members revealed that Erii's feet notoriously stink.
  • In Episode 3 of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san, she won the episode's fashion competition thanks to an outfit coordinated by one of her fans, Saho-san. As a reward she appeared on the runway at Tokyo Girls' Collection Fall/Winter 2022.
    • In a 100-Questions YouTube video she said that the runway appearance was one of her favorite activities as an AKB48 member to date.
  • She eats a lot of broccoli. She eats it so often that her fans once bought her a stuffed broccoli plushie.
  • She likes the anime Utau no Prince-sama. Her favorite character is Tokiya.
  • She is a fan of the J-pop idols uuka and Cho Tokimeki Sendenbu.
  • She is a fan of the K-Pop group TWICE. Her favorite members are Tzuyu, Jihyo, and Sana.
  • Her favorite actress is Kondo Chihiro.
  • Her favorite entertainer is Tsukitei Hosei, a former-comedian and Rakugo performer. She thinks he is cute and regularly watches his videos and TikToks.
  • She loves teeth and gums. She confessed that when she talks to a new person, she looks at their teeth more than their eyes. Fans at handshake events have asked her to rate their teeth before.
  • She doesn’t like to read, neither manga nor novels.
  • She is good at making green tea.
  • Her beauty rule is to always apply eyelash serum. However, she is worried about her eyelashes falling out.
  • She often wears color contacts.
  • She often uses the cloud emoji and soap emoji. The soap emoji is often used on Instagram with her fans as a “fan mark”.
  • Her favorite AKB48 song is High school days. In February 2022 she and Omori Maho created a music video for it in AKB48, Saikin Kiita? ~Issho ni Nanka Yatte Mimasen ka?~ episode 2.
  • She often sings Koike at karaoke. She also centered Koike at the AKB48 Tandoku Concert 2021.
  • In 2022 she revealed that she has never met or spoken to Akimoto Yasushi.
  • When she found out she would be the center for AKB48’s 60th Single Hisashiburi no Lipgloss, she told CGM48’s Izuta Rina and graduated member Nishikawa Rei about it before anyone else.
  • Her phone homescreen background is a photo of the AKB48 stylist who regularly does her hair and makeup.
  • In the future she would like to have two children. Ideally first a boy, then two years later, a girl.
    • She would want them to attend the same high school. That way, if her daughter ever forgot her lunch at home, her son could bring it to her daughter's classroom and impress her daughter's classmates.
  • She was a member of the omurice team in the AKB48 Cooking Senbatsu Competition.
  • If she could switch bodies with another member she would pick Murayama Yuiri for her singing and dancing skills.
  • If she were a man, she would want to date Nakanishi Chiyori because of how fun she is to be around.
  • She is friends with Nogizaka46 member Iwamoto Renka and Hinatazaka46 member Kageyama Yuka. In Yuka's case, Erii met her during the AKB48 Group Draft.
  • She says Kohama Kokone reminds her of herself when she first joined AKB48, and believes Kokone has great potential.
  • She loves Ichiran Ramen so much that she always goes if she passes by one. She orders the same thing every time, finishes writing her order in under 3 seconds, and always asks for a second helping of noodles. She took Omori Maho there in 2022 as Maho had never been before.
  • Her preferred type of man is one who is clean, fashionable, and polite to strangers.
  • She dislikes men who smoke or go out for drinks frequently. She also dislikes facial hair.
  • In 2022 she did a collaboration with the fashion brand KANGOL REWARD featuring hoodies and tote bags.



  • In March, auditioned for AKB48's Draft audition.
  • In May, joined AKB48 as part of its 2nd Draft Generation, chosen by Team 4. She was their only choice.
  • On June 21st, had her theater debut as a Zenza Girl during a Team 4 stage.



  • On June 15th, participated in Produce 48.
    • During the first judges evaluation, received grade F.
    • During the first fan voting, placed 27th.
    • During the second judges evaluation, received grade F.
    • During the second fan voting, placed 38th.
    • During the first performance competition, performed BOOMBAYAH by BLACKPINK.
    • During the third fan voting, placed 23rd.
    • During the fourth fan voting, placed 24th.
    • During the second performance competition, performed Into the New World by Girls' Generation.
    • During the fifth fan voting, placed 33rd and was eliminated.


  • From May 23rd to July 18th, was the Japanese representative on Mnet's K-Pop reality show UHSN. The 10 girls of UHSN released their sole music video, Popsicle, on July 11th.





  • On February 22nd, was part of the shonichi performance for the stage Kyou wa Dare ni Koi wo Suru?.
  • On May 15th, was announced as a model for the fashion brand "michellMacaron" spring and summer collection.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

2015 Member Draft PoolAKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam 4Team ARegular Members
Joined as AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015 Finalist on March 1, 2015
Drafted into Team 4 on May 10, 2015 (Debut: June 21, 2015)
Promoted to Team 4 on September 27, 2017 at an AKB48 Cafe Event
Transferred to Team A on December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
Transferred to Regular Members on October 17, 2023

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs


Stage Units

44 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Hajimete no Jelly Beans (Under)
Tonari no Banana (Under)
SS9 (Sekai wa Yume ni Michite Iru)
Ashita no Tame ni Kiss wo
A6 Revival (Mokugekisha)
Ude wo Kunde
Saboten to Gold Rush
A8 (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Suiyoubi no Alice
Kimi no C/W
SS13 (Kyou wa Dare ni Koi wo Suru?)
Make Otoko

Concert Units

Hotei Sokudo to Yuuetsukan Fresh All Stars Concert ~Zero Position no Mirai~

AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank-gai Concert~ 2018

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

AKB48 Team A Tandoku Concert 〜Utsukushikimonotachi〜

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~

AKB48 Tandoku Concert 2021 〜Suki Naraba, Suki da to Iou~

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINE

MX Natsu Matsuri AKB48 2021 ~Saigo no Summer Party!~

Shinshun! AKB48 Fresh Concert 2022 ~Fuyu mo Yappari AKB!~

MX Matsuri! AKB48 60th Single "Hisashiburi no Lipgloss" Announcement Commemoration Concert in Budokan 2022

New Team Concert
Day 3

Okada Nana Congratulation concert ~Thanks infinite~

AKB48 Current Team Final Concert 2023 in KT Zepp Yokohama 〜Kore wa Team A Festival!〜

MX Matsuri AKB48 62nd Single "Idol Nanka Janakattara" Release Commemoration Concert

Day 1
Day 3

Honda Hitomi Graduation Concert ~Yume to Kibou ni Michita Michi~

Kashiwagi Yuki Graduation Concert ~17nenkan, Aruite Kita Kono Michi~

AKB48 Spring Concert 2024 in Pia Arena MM



  • [2023.01.16] Eringi (エリンギ)

Media Appearances

Variety Shows

Survival Shows

Reality Shows

  • UHSN (2019)


Stage Plays


Chiba Erii (유학소녀) (2019)
Chiba Erii 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Chiba Erii (Produce 48) (2018)
Chiba Erii (2018)
Chiba Erii 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Chiba Erii (2017)
Chiba Erii 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Chiba Erii (2016)
Chiba Erii (2015)
Chiba Erii (Draft 2015)


Iwatate SahoMurayama YuiriKomiyama HarukaTaniguchi MeguFukuoka SeinaMukaichi Mion
Oguri YuiGyoten YurinaKuranoo NarumiSakagawa HiyukaShitao MiuTakahashi Ayane
Tokunaga RemiNagano SerikaHashimoto HarunaChiba EriiKurosu HarukaSato MinamiSuzuki Kurumi
Taguchi ManakaNagatomo AyamiMuto OrinYamauchi MizukiYamane SuzuhaOmori Maho
Ota YukiKohama KokoneSato AiriHashimoto ErikoHatakeyama Nozomi
Hirata YukiHotei MokaMasai MayuuMizushima MiyuuYamazaki Sora