Shinoda Mariko

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Shinoda Mariko
Shinoda Mariko Someday Profile (2018)
Kanji 篠田麻里子
Kana しのだ まりこ
Romaji Shinoda Mariko
Nickname Mariko-sama (麻里子様), Mariko (麻里子)
Birth Info
Birthdate March 11, 1986  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Itoshima, Fukuoka, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 36 Years Old
Height 168cm
Professional Info
Agency Someday
Social Networks Official Fanclub / Instagram / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team A
Debuted January 2006 / 1.5 Generation
Graduated July 2013

Shinoda Mariko was the captain of AKB48's Team A. She is now affiliated with Someday.


Miwaku no POOKAAFEISU, Shinoda Mariko desu
(I'm the charming pokerface. Shinoda Mariko)


  • Hobbies: Fashion
  • Audition song: "Akjuo" by Nakajma Miyuki
  • Favorite AKB48 single: Iiwake Maybe
  • Favorite artist: Lady Gaga
  • Favorite brand: NINE, Aula Aila
  • Favorite drink: 100% juice
  • Favorite food: Curry rice.
    • She says she can eat curry three times per week. Her favorite curry is pork shabu curry. She cannot eat curries with coconut milk, though.
  • Least favorite food: Milk, mentaiko, bitter melon, green peppers, shiitake mushrooms
  • Favorite magazine: MORE, ViVi, Glamorous, GISELe, sweet
  • Favorite members: Oku Manami, Matsui Jurina, Komori Mika
  • Favorite season: Spring & Fall
  • Favorite town: Harajuku
  • Favorite TV show: "Suberanai Hanashi"
  • Good friends with: Maeda Atsuko, Akimoto Sayaka, Matsui Jurina, Kojima Haruna, Minegishi Minami, Sato Yukari, Noro Kayo, Itano Tomomi, Takahashi Minami, Watanabe Shiho, Oku Manami, Masuyama Kayano
  • Former member of Shino-Club
  • Her official nickname was "Maririn" in her early days as an AKB48 member.
  • Her parents named her "Mariko" because they wanted a name that would be easy for non-Japanese people to say if they moved overseas. They chose it for being similar to "Marie" or "Mary".
  • She has a brother one year older and a sister six years younger.
  • Her father was a Coast Guard officer of the Japan Coast Guard with a rank of 3rd Class Superintendent. For this reason she moved often as a child and frequently transferred schools.
    • When she was in elementary school she lived in Tsushima City on Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture.
    • When she was in high school she lived in Fukuoka and attended Fukuoka Prefectural Itoshima High School.
  • She did many extracurricular activities growing up such as abacus, violin, piano, ballet, dance, rhythmic gymnastics, and kendo.
  • She played tennis for 6 years from middle school to high school.
  • She did not have any particular ambitions as a high school student. She spent most of her time at home and only considered enrolling in vocational schools.
  • She moved to Tokyo on her own in 2005.
  • She failed the AKB48 1st Generation auditions. However, she did not want to return to Fukuoka and was offered a part-time job at the AKB48 theater café instead. She became a hot topic among café customers, who said that she was cute and wrote to Akimoto Yasushi requesting for her to be allowed to audition.
    • She had been very confident that she would pass the original 1st Generation members audition. After she failed she was embarrassed, and she even told customers at the café that she had simply missed the original audition date, not that she had failed.
    • Akimoto saw how popular she was with fans and offered her a position in the group. He told her of the offer while she was preparing an ice cream sundae for a customer. She agreed to join, and was given four days to learn the Team A 1st Stage choreography. She debuted on January 22nd, 2006 during a Team A theater show.
  • She is known for her love of Hamtaro and the song Koike from Team A's 3rd Stage.
  • She was known to have a cool and mature character. She also often teased members and staff, who called her "sadistic".
    • Her character in Majisuka Gakuen was named "Sado" because of this.
    • A line in her A-side center song Ue Kara Mariko goes “Mariko high and mighty, you sadistic girl!”.
    • However, fellow members described her as caring and thoughtful backstage. Nakamura Mariko said that Mariko once bought beef bentos for the kenkyuusei. Miyazawa Sae said that Mariko always gave her positive and helpful advice.
  • She was known for her "air ocarina" gag, where she would pretend to play the ocarina. She had purchased an ocarina when she was younger because she liked the Ghibli movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky, but put it up for auction before learning to play.
  • On October 13th, 2007 she injured her leg before a Team A theater show. She could not participate, but instead decided to work that one night as a member of the theater café staff.
  • She became an exclusive model for "MORE" magazine in July 2008.
  • During AKB48's rise to fame in 2009-2011, she was known as the AKB48 member with the most solo activities. She appeared regularly on more than 10 TV programs. In the first half of 2010 alone she appeared in 40 magazines and made over 160 TV appearances.
    • She appeared on many horse racing programs during this time such as "Uma Pro" and gained notoriety with the general public. She was also active as a model and fashion icon.
    • By June 2009 her private blog reached 600,000 hits per day.
  • Despite their large age gap, she became friends with Matsui Jurina during the filming of the Oogoe Diamond music video. Mariko felt bad for Jurina, as Jurina was the only SKE48 member among the AKB48 Senbatsu. Mariko said it reminded her of how she had joined Team A later than the other 1st Generation members.
    • Jurina's solo photograph cover of the Oogoe Diamond CD pictures her shouting. She shared that she was shouting "Mariko-sama!" at the time.
  • In February 2010 she was involved in a defamation lawsuit. Shukan Bunshun magazine had alleged that Mariko was in a relationship with Kubota Yasushi, the president of AKS. The rumors were untrue and AKS eventually won the lawsuit in September 2013.
  • On March 30, 2012 she became the first 48 Group member to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.
  • In 2012 she had the 4th most followers on Twitter among Japanese Twitter users.
  • In October 2012 she announced her own fashion brand, "ricori". ricori was developed alongside Double Wear Co., Ltd. and aimed at women in their 20s and 30s.
    • She stepped down as an advisor in late 2013. She walked as a fashion model for the brand in March 2014, but cut financial ties. The brand, which was then operated by Rigore Co., Ltd., eventually ended in July 2014.
  • She has two pet Maltese dogs who have their own Instagram.
  • She is friends with actress Toda Erika. After co-starring in a drama together they began to meet up often.
  • She is a fan of K-Pop group BIGBANG and member G-DRAGON. She co-starred with G-DRAGON on a TV program in the past.
  • She is a fan of baseball. Her favorite professional team is the Yomiuri Giants, and she particularly likes watching high school baseball.
  • She is very afraid of haunted houses, as shown in Shukan AKB episode 6.
  • She owns her own car, a Nissan Elgrand.
  • She enjoys cooking and posts her meals on her social media.
  • She speaks in Fukuoka dialect when talking to friends from her hometown, but otherwise does not use it.
  • On February 16, 2019 she married a man working in the business industry, just a few months after they started dating.
  • On April 1, 2020 she gave birth to a girl and named her "Mei".

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

Team A → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team A member on January 22, 2006
Graduated from AKB48 Team A on July 22, 2013 (Announcement: June 8, 2013 at 5th Senbatsu Sousenkyo | Last handshake event: July 7, 2013 | Graduation Ceremony: July 21, 2013 at Fukuoka Yahoo Auction Dome)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

A1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Kiss wa Dame yo (2nd Unit)
A2 (Aitakatta)
Namida no Shounan
Senaka Kara Dakishimete
A3 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
A4 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Himawarigumi 2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
A5 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
Manatsu no Christmas Rose
A6 (Mokugekisha)
Saboten to Gold Rush
Team A Waiting Stage
Kuroi Tenshi
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou
1994-nen no Raimei
Heart no Vector
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Hungry Lion
Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou?

Concert Units

AKB48 First Concert "Aitakatta ~Hashira wa Naize!~"

AKB48 Haru no Chotto dake Zenkoku Tour ~Madamada Daze AKB48!~

Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

"Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48 Group

AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium

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

Fukuoka Dome

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Solo Songs


Solo DVDs

  • [2008.09.25] 1st Solo DVD

Media Appearances


  • Salaryman NEO Gekijyouban (Warai) (サラリーマンNEO 劇場版 (笑)) (2011)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (2011)


  • LOVE GAME (2009)
  • Gyne (2009)
  • Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010)
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011)
  • Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta (2011)
  • So long! (2013)
  • Fortune Cookies (2013)
  • Kazoku Kari (2014)
  • Your Home Is My Business (家売るオンナ, Ie Uru Onna) (2016) – Maehara Akane
  • Hana ni Kedamono (花にけだもの) (2019) – Kitajima Mizuki (Season 2)
  • Closetail: Tantei Kyoushitsu (クロステイル : 探偵教室) (2022)
  • Keishichou Kyoukou-han ga Kari Higuchi Akari Season 2 (警視庁強行犯係 樋口顕 Season 2) (2022)

Variety Shows

Stage Plays

  • Drunken Angel (醉いどれ天使, Yoidore Tenshi) (2021)


Shinoda Mariko's graduation in Fukuoka Dome (2013)
Shinoda Mariko (2013)
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Shinoda Mariko (2012)
Shinoda Mariko, winner of the 2nd Janken Taikai (2011)
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Shinoda Mariko (2011)
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Shinoda Mariko (Late 2010)
Shinoda Mariko (Early 2010)
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Shinoda Mariko (2009)
Shinoda Mariko (Late 2008)
Shinoda Mariko (Early 2008)
Shinoda Mariko (Late 2007)
Shinoda Mariko (Early 2007)
Shinoda Mariko (Late 2006)
Shinoda Mariko (Early 2006)