Nakanishi Chiyori

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Nakanishi Chiyori
Nakanishi Chiyori (2019)
Kanji 中西智代梨
Kana なかにし ちより
Romaji Nakanishi Chiyori
Nickname Chori (ちょり)
Birth Info
Birthdate May 12, 1995  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Fukuoka, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 28 Years Old
Height 160cm
Professional Info
Social Networks 7gogo / Instagram / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube / Threads
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team A
Debuted July 2011 / HKT48 1st Generation
Graduated August 2023

Nakanishi Chiyori was a member of AKB48's Team A.


Asa kara sukiyaki~ (Daijoubu!) SUTAMINA maanten. Fukuoka-ken shusshin 28-sai Chori koto Nakanishi Chiyori desu.
(From the morning I like sukiyaki [simmered beef] (It's ok!) Stamina full marks. I'm Nakanishi Chiyori, also known as Chori, 28 years old, from Fukuoka prefecture.)


  • Charm point: Smile
  • Hobbies: Dancing, singing, listening to music
  • Special skills: Hip Hop dance, making faces
  • Favorite foods: Sukiyaki, chocolate, cookies, sweets
    • She loves sukiyaki and has many opinions on how to eat it. She uses two eggs, does not add matsutake mushrooms, and adds udon.
  • Admired members: Oshima Yuko, Sashihara Rino
  • Close friends with: Tani Marika, Nakanishi Ayaka, Sugamoto Yuko, Murashige Anna, Kawaei Rina, Kojima Natsuki, Shimazaki Haruka, Ogasawara Mayu
    • She has been best friends with Tani Marika since childhood. Marika even asked Chiyori's permission to audition for HKT48, since Chiyori had already been accepted as a 1st Generation member.
    • She was also friends with Nakanishi Ayaka before auditioning for HKT48.
  • Future ambition: To be an actress and TV personality
  • When she was only two years old she developed a serious illness and couldn't eat by mouth. She was hospitalized for nine months.
    • According to her mother, when Chiyori was in the hospital she always had a smile on her face and laughed. Ever since then, she has loved to make people smile.
  • She was known as one of the best vocalists in the 1st Generation of HKT48.
  • She practiced swimming, hip-hop dance, and Japanese dance when she was younger.
  • She is well known for her comedy skills.
  • She can do many impersonations, such as Inoki Antonio, Inoue Yosui, Imoto Ayako, Stitch, bird calls, the sirens at Koshien Stadium.
  • She often mispronounces the "forty-eight" in "HKT48" and "AKB48" as "pory-eight". Fans have teased her about this for many years.
  • She is afraid of insects.
  • Former HKT48 theater manager Sato Kazuya described her as "a mood maker, to put it well, or noisy, to put it worse". He described her as a bright personality who can liven up her surroundings. Theater manager Ozaki Mitsuru described her attitude toward variety shows as more serious and enthusiastic than anyone else.
  • When her transfer to AKB48 was announced, she posted her feelings on Google+. She acknowledged that she would probably never be part of AKB48 Senbatsu the way she was part of HKT48 Senbatsu. Despite this, she decided being in AKB48 could give her more chances to appear in media programs.
  • When she first moved to Tokyo she lived in a hotel for three months before moving into an apartment.
  • In September 2020, she participated in the M-1 Grand Prix 2020 comedy tournament with Oya Shizuka under the combi name "Mentai Musume". They passed the first round, but were eliminated in the second round.







  • On August 23rd, was part of the senshuuraku performnce for Team A's 5th stage, Renai Kinshi Jourei.
  • On September 16th, at the 2015 Janken Tournament, came in 2nd place and would be part of a unit song featured on the winner's single.
  • On December 23rd, had her first solo center position on Fujita Nana's debut solo single, Migiashi Evidence, for coming 2nd place at the Janken Tournament.




  • On May 16th, was part of the senshuuraku performance for Team A's 7th stage, M.T. ni Sasagu.
  • On June 15th, had her first appearance on Produce 48.
    • During the first judges' evaluation, received rank D.
    • During the second judges' evaluation, received rank C.
    • During the first performance (Group Battle), performed Mamma Mia! by KARA.
    • During the first fan voting, ranked 39th.
    • During the second performance (Position Evaluation), performed Instruction by Jax Jones.
    • During the second fan voting, ranked 37th and was eliminated.



  • On September 14th, participated in the M-1 Grand Prix 2020 comedy tournament with Oya Shizuka under the combi name "Mentai Musume".




AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

HKT48 KenkyuuseiTeam HTeam ATeam BTeam A → Graduation
Joined HKT48 as a Kenkyuusei on July, 2011
Promoted to Team H on March 4, 2012
Transferred to AKB48's Team A on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri) (Debut: April 25, 2015)
Transferred to Team B on December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
Transferred to Team A on April 19, 2022 (Announcement: December 8, 2021 (AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle))
Graduated from AKB48 Team A on August 28, 2023 (Announcement: May 28, 2023)

Singles Participation

AKB48 B-Sides

HKT48 A-Sides

HKT48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

KKS1 (Te wo Tsunaginagara)
Glory days
H1 (Te wo Tsunaginagara)
Kono Mune no Barcode
H-W1 (Hakata Legend)
Tengoku Yarou
HW1 (Pajama Drive)
Pajama Drive
A5 Revival (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
A7 (M.T ni Sasagu)
Make Otoko
SS5 (Koukando Bakuage)
Skirt, Hirari
Senaka Kara Dakishimete
SS6 (Minerva yo, Kaze wo Okosen)
Yume de Kiss me! (Solo)
SS12 (Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaru)
Oh! Baby
A8 (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Sono Mama de

Concert Units

HKT48 1st Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome

HKT48 2nd Anniversary

HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~

Kumamoto Kenritsu Gekijou
Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall
Nagasaki Brick Hall

AKB48 Sister Groups in Saitama Super Arena

  • Aa Yokatta

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

Takajo Aki and Nagao Mariya Graduation Concert

Kitahara Rie Graduation Concert ~Yume no 1115-nichi Niigata no Onna ni Narimashita!~

AKB48 Team B Tandoku Concert 〜Megami wa Kawaii Dake Janai〜

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


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

New Team Concert

Motomura Aoi Graduation Concert ~Yuiitsu Aoku Kagayaku Houseki~

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

Media Appearances


Variety Shows




Nakanishi Chiyori 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Nakanishi Chiyori (Produce 48) (2018)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2018)
Nakanishi Chiyori 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2017)
Nakanishi Chiyori 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2016)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2015)
Nakanishi Chiyori 6th Senbatsu Election Poster (2014)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2014)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2013) (HKT48)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2012) (HKT48)
Nakanishi Chiyori (2011) (HKT48)