Taguchi Manaka

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Taguchi Manaka
Taguchi Manaka (2019)
Kanji 田口愛佳
Kana たぐち まなか
Romaji Taguchi Manaka
Nickname Manaka (まなか)
Birth Info
Birthdate December 12, 2003  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Kanagawa, Japan
Blood type **
Current Age 18 Years Old
Height 154.5cm
Professional Info
Agency DH
Social Networks 7gogo / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Group AKB48
Team Team K
Debuted December 2016 / 16th Generation
Lightstick Colors
Red Red

Taguchi Manaka is the captain of AKB48's Team K. She is also a member of HUETONE.


  • Admired Members: Yokoyama Yui
  • Hobbies: Looking at cute kids
  • Favorite food: Macaroons and melon-bread
  • Special Skills: Wink
  • Charm points: Ears
  • Strengths: Calm
  • She secretly applied for NGT48's first generation auditions without telling her parents, but did not pass the first round. She applied because her grandmother lives in Niigata, NGT48's hometown.
  • She also secretly applied for HKT48's 4th generation auditions, but was not selected.
  • She was an extra (audience member) in the music video for HKT48's 7th single, 74okubun no 1 no Kimi e.
  • Her parents initially opposed her auditioning for AKB48, but ultimately relented.
  • She served as the center of the AKB48 16th Generation's first live performance.
  • Theater manager Hosoi Takahiro commented that she is good at dancing, singing, and full of laughter. He complimented her skills during MC segments and her determined personality.
  • She is known for having a sharp tongue and saying critical things.
  • At the AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle she was made the captain of Team K, and is also the youngest member of the team. This is the first time in the history of the 48 Groups that the youngest member of a team has been its captain.
  • When practicing the dance for Moto Kare desu the sole of her left practice shoe wore down completely and developed a hole from sliding on it so much. Asai Nanami told the story in a SHOWROOM stream, and asked Manaka’s fans to gift her new shoes.
  • In a 2022 interview she shared that her goal for the year was to be more observant of herself and others, in order to find small ways to improve everyone’s performance.
  • She enrolled in university in spring 2022, but withdrew on July 1st, 2022. Her reason was that she wanted to concentrate on AKB48 work.
  • She wants to center a coupling song with Suzuki Kurumi someday.






  • On September 24th, was part of the final episode of AKBINGO!.


  • On August 15th, tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On August 24th, resumed activities.
  • On December 8th, at the AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle, it was announced she would be transferred Team K and also become the new captain (Taguchi Team K).


AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

AKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam ATeam K
Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on December 8, 2016 (AKB48 11th Anniversary)
Promoted to Team A on December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
Transferred to Team K on April 19, 2022 (Announcement: December 8, 2021 (AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle))

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs


Stage Units

KKS8 (16th Generation Kenkyuusei)
Skirt, Hirari (Center)
KKS9 (Let's Go Kenkyuusei!)
Kanpeki Guu~no ne
Ai no Iro
SS9 (Sekai wa Yume ni Michite Iru)
Wimbledon e Tsureteitte
A6 Revival (Mokugekisha)
Hoshi no Mukougawa
Enjou Rousen
SS12 (Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaru)
Oh! Baby
K5 (Saka Agari)
End Roll
Dakishimeraretara (Center)

Concert Units

AKB48 11th Anniversary

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

AKB48 16th Generation Concert ~Kimi no Namae wo Shiritai~

Yokoyama Yui Solo Concert ~Jitsubutsu-dai no Kibou~

AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank-gai Concert~ 2018

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

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

Media Appearances

Variety Shows



Taguchi Manaka 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Taguchi Manaka (2018)
Taguchi Manaka 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Taguchi Manaka (2017)
Taguchi Manaka (2016)
Team K
Ichikawa ManamiUemi SoranoOkuhara HinakoOda ErinaOnishi MomokaKobayashi Ran
Shimoguchi HinanaTaguchi ManakaTakahashi AyaneHattori YunaHama Sayuna
Muto TomuMogi ShinobuYamauchi MizukiYamane SuzuhaYamabe AyuYumoto Ami
K1K2K3K4K5K6Waiting Stage