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 Kanagawa, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 18 Years Old
Height 165.5cm
Professional Info
Agency Juus k. k.
Social Networks 7gogo / Instagram / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Group AKB48
Team Team A
Debuted May 2015 / Draft 2nd Generation

Chiba Erii is a member of AKB48's Team A. She is also a member of TinTlip.


  • Hobbies: 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
  • Favorite food: Omurice
  • Least favorite food: Natto, tomato, cheese
  • Pros: Never gives up
  • Cons: Everything else tends to disappear when focusing on one thing
  • Dogs or Cats?: Dogs
  • She was a fan of AKB48 and NMB48 before participating in the AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015. Her oshimen was Kotani Riho.
  • She is close friends with former member Nishikawa Rei, as they are the same age and were in the same team until Rei graduated from AKB48.
  • 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.
  • 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, fellow 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 Erii she appeared on the runway at Tokyo Girls' Collection Fall/Winter 2022.
  • She eats a lot of broccoli. She eats it so often that her fans once bought her a stuffed broccoli plushie.
  • She is a big fan of the K-Pop group TWICE. Her favorite members are Tzuyu, Jihyo, and Sana.
  • 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.



  • 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.



AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

2015 Member Draft PoolAKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam 4Team A
Joined as AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi 2015 Finalist on March 1, 2015
Drafted into Team 4 on May 10, 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)

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

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 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINE

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

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

Media Appearances

Variety Shows

Survival Shows

Reality Shows

  • UHSN (2019)



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)


Team A
Iwatate SahoOkada NanaOkabe RinOtake HitomiKomiyama HarukaSaito Haruna
Shimizu MariaChiba EriiNagano SerikaNakanishi ChiyoriFukuoka SeinaHonda Hitomi
Ma Chia-LingMichieda SakiMitomo MashiroMukaichi MionMuto OrinYoshihashi Yuzuka
A1A2A3A4A5A6 Waiting StageA7A8