Yamaguchi Maho

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Yamaguchi Maho
Yamaguchi Maho (2018)
Kanji 山口真帆
Kana やまぐちまほ
Romaji Yamaguchi Maho
Nickname Mahohon (まほほん), Mahoho (まほほ)
Birth Info
Birthdate September 17, 1995  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Aomori, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 26 Years Old
Height 161cm
Professional Info
Agency Ken-On Group
Social Networks Official Website / Official Fanclub / Instagram / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group NGT48
Former Team 1st Generation
Debuted August 2015 / 1st Generation
Graduated May 2019

Yamaguchi Maho was a member of NGT48 1st Generation. She is now affiliated with Ken-On.


  • Weaknesses: Everything
  • Hobbies: Collecting pictures of beautiful girls, Checking out consumer electronics
  • Special skill: Reciting the number PI up until 100 digits
  • Charm point: Bluey-white skin
  • Favorite food: Water, Salt
  • Favorite words: "I'm sorry."
  • One-line message: "I always do my best to go higher, so please push me forward."
  • Her parents were against initially her joining anything entertainment industry related, but in the end gave her the permission to audition for NGT48
  • In the year before she auditioned she was invited by her friends to watch the DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The Time Has Come and got addicted to the group in the wake of that
  • Has a driving license
  • Lived in Niigata until she was 3 years old
  • Dreams of NGT48 becoming as big or bigger than AKB48 itself
  • The member she looks up to the most is Watanabe Mayu, Kojima Haruna, and Shiraishi Mai
  • Is close to Sugahara Riko
  • Was Team G's oldest member
  • In December 2018 Yamaguchi took a hiatus from SN
  • On January 9, 2019 NHK News reported that two men were arrested for allegedly assaulting Yamaguchi Maho outside her own home in Niigata on December 8, but were later released without charges. According to NHK, the two suspects grabbed Yamaguchi's face as she was entering her home
    • This was confirmed by Maho on her SHOWROOM show, telling her fans all the group members' personal data were leaked. She confirmed the assault and that she feared for her life during the assault
    • She posted more details about the story on her Twitter account, asking for clearance on the matter
    • On January 12th, Maho apologised to fans during a stage performance for putting the group in a bad spot light and for causing the fans to worry. Due to this behaviour, many other members (such as Kitahara Rie, Sashihara Rino and Yokoyama Yui) spoke up and the news were also released in western media, such as TIME and Daily Mail






  • On April 13th, during the NGT48 Tandoku Concert, movement to newly formed Team G was announced.
  • On July 1st, had her theater debut with Team G for the Saka Agari stage.
  • In December, Maho went on a social media semi-hiatus. Furthermore, handshake meetings were cancelled.


  • On January 8th, Maho revealed during a SHOWROOM livestream and on Twitter that she had been attacked by two men in her apartment building the month prior, explaining why she had been absent from handshakes and social media. See Assault of Yamaguchi Maho
  • Between January 8th and March 8th, took another leave from social media and NGT48 group activities.
    • On January 12th, participated once more in a theater show and apologised for causing worry to fans by speaking out about her attack.
  • On May 19th, graduated from NGT48 together with Hasegawa Rena and Sugahara Riko.
  • On May 29th, it was announced that she was signed to Ken-On Group.
  • On September 12th, changed her instagram username from nohonon_mahohon to yamaguchimaho_official.
  • On September 17th, her first solo photobook was released.


  • On January 12th, starred in her first acting role since leaving NGT48 in the drama 'Panda Judges the World' (白でも黒でもない世界で、パンダは笑う).
  • From September 5th to 13th, will star in the stage play, "«Hashire, Melos!» ~Bungou-tachi no Seishun~" (『走れメロス』~文豪たちの青春~).


  • On April 18th, starred in the drama 'Kekkon Dekinai ni wa Wake ga Aru." (結婚できないにはワケがある。).
  • In Summer 2021, will star as the protagonist in the movie adaption of "Chocolate no Mahou" (ショコラの魔法, The Magic of Chocolate).

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

NGT48 KenkyuuseiTeam NIIITeam G1st Generation → Graduation
Joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei on July 20, 2015
Promoted to Team NIII on January 10, 2016 (Team NIII Formation)
Transferred to Team G on April 13, 2018 (NGT48 Team Shuffle)
Transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019
Graduated from NGT48 1st Generation on May 19, 2019 (Announcement: April 21, 2019)

Singles Participation

NGT48 A-Sides

NGT48 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides


Stage Units

NIII1 (PARTY ga Hajimeru yo)
NIII2 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida (Duet with Kato Minami) (1st Unit)
Junjou Shugi (2nd Unit)
NIII3 (Hokori no Oka)
Inori wa Donna Mirai mo Shiawase ni Kaeru (WCenter with Kitahara Rie)
G1 (Saka Agari)

Other songs


Media Appearances

Variety Shows


  • Panda Judges the World (白でも黒でもない世界で、パンダは笑う) (2020)
  • Kekkon Dekinai ni wa Wake ga Aru. (結婚できないにはワケがある。) (2021)

Stage Plays

  • «Hashire, Melos!» ~Bungou-tachi no Seishun~ (『走れメロス』~文豪たちの青春~) (2020)


  • Chocolate no Mahou (ショコラの魔法) (2021)


Yamaguchi Maho (Christmas 2018)
Yamaguchi Maho 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Yamaguchi Maho (2018)
Yamaguchi Maho (Christmas 2017)
Yamaguchi Maho 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Yamaguchi Maho (2017)
Yamaguchi Maho (Christmas 2016)
Yamaguchi Maho 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Yamaguchi Maho (2016)
Yamaguchi Maho (2015)
Yamaguchi Maho (Debut)