Yamamoto Sayaka

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Yamamoto Sayaka
Yamamoto Sayaka (2019)
Kanji 山本彩
Kana やまもと さやか
Romaji Yamamoto Sayaka
Nickname Sayaka (さやか), Sayanee (さや姉)
Birth Info
Birthdate July 14, 1993  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Ibaraki City, Osaka, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 29 Years Old
Height 155.5cm
Professional Info
Agency Showtitle
Social Networks Official Website / 7gogo / Blog / Instagram / TikTok / Twitter / Vine / Weibo / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Former Group NMB48
Former Team Team N
Debuted October 2010 / 1st Generation
Graduated November 2018

Yamamoto Sayaka was the captain of NMB48's Team N. She is currently pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter.


さやか ささやか さわやか さやか ささっと やさしさ あざやか さやか!
Sayaka sasayaka sawayaka Sayaka sasatto yasashisa azayaka Sayaka!
(Sayaka, modest, refreshing Sayaka quick, kind, brilliant Sayaka!)


  • Was the oldest Member of NMB48 as of April 2, 2016 to November 4, 2018
  • Hobbies: Learning, studying history, listening to music, watching movies, bowling, practicing guitar
  • Special Skills: Being enthusiastic
  • Favorite Food: Vegetables, Chinese Food, Japanese Confectionery
  • Favorite Subject: History
  • Favorite Sport: Basketball
  • Favorite Color: Black, Navy Blue
  • Future Ambition: Singer/songwriter or something that will allow her to continue singing
  • Favorite Japanese artists: YUI, BoA
  • Favorite international artists: Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson
  • Was a member of Light Music Club
  • Has two older brothers and a older sister
  • Has a pet toy poodle named Neon. Neon's name appears in Sayaka's twitter handle, "SayakaNeon"
  • Began singing and dance lessons in second grade. She also practiced piano and went to a cram school
  • From fifth grade to her freshman year of high school, she was on her class president. She became school council president in her sophomore year
  • Was a member of the girls band MAD CATZ before joining NMB48 and was their lead guitar player
  • Her childhood dream was to be a nursery school teacher or a dancer
  • Has a bad sense of direction and gets lost when she walks around outdoors
  • Has seven ear piercings, four on the left and three on the right
  • Likes reading yaoi (boys-love) manga ever since her older sister introduced her to it
  • Wears 0.75 prescription contact lenses to correct her vision
  • Likes bowling, and her high score is 191
  • Her favorite Japanese artists are YUI and BoA. Her favorite international artist is Avril Lavigne, and says that she was her inspiration to learn guitar. She is also fond of K-Pop
  • She and Watanabe Miyuki are the Centers of NMB48 and are often called SayaMilky
  • Cut her hair to show her determination after not making Senbatsu at the 4th Senbatsu Election. After ranking on 14th place at the 5th Senbatsu Election, she decided to let her hair grow long again
  • Other members often joke about the size of her chin
  • The only member from NMB48 to have ranked in the 3rd Senbatsu Selection
  • Made a guest appearance at NMB48's 10 Year Anniversary Live Event on October 23, 2020
  • In December 2021, was voted 3rd best singer and 5th best dancer out of all members of all 48 groups (voted by members).

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Solo Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 YamamotoSayakaIchirinsouFCLimited.jpg Ichirinsou
02 TBACover.jpg Toge
03 TBACover.jpg Tsuioku no Hikari
04 TBACover.jpg Zero Universe
(ゼロ ユニバース)
05  TBACover.jpg Dramatic ni Kanpai
Digital Single
01 TBACover.jpg yonder 2021.07.14
02 TBACover.jpg Don't hold me back 2021.08.25
03 TBACover.jpg Aimatte.

Solo Albums

# Cover Title Release date
01 YamamotoSayakaRainbowLim.jpg Rainbow 2016.10.26
02 YamamotoSayakaIdentityLimited.jpg identity 2017.10.04
03 TBACover.jpg α

Solo Concerts

# Title Date
1 Yamamoto Sayaka LIVE TOUR 2016 ~Rainbow~
(山本彩 LIVE TOUR 2016 ~Rainbow~)
2 forTUNE music presents Yamamoto Sayaka mini LIVE 〜after the "Rainbow"〜
(forTUNE music presents 山本彩 mini LIVE 〜after the "Rainbow"〜)
3 AbemaTV 1st ANNIVERSARY LIVE 2017.04.14
4 Sayaka Yamamoto LIVE TOUR 2017 ~Identity~ 2017.10.20–2017.11.22
5 Yamamoto Sayaka LIVE TOUR 2019 ~I'm ready~
(山本彩 LIVE TOUR 2019 ~I'm ready~)
6 Sayaka Yamamoto Celebration 2019 2019.07.14
8 Yamamoto Sayaka LIVE TOUR 2020 ~ α ~
(山本彩 LIVE TOUR 2020 ~ α ~)
9 Yamamoto Sayaka Birthday Event "Sayaka Yamamoto Celebration 2020"
(山本彩バースデーイベント「Sayaka Yamamoto Celebration 2020」)

Team History

NMB48 KenkyuuseiTeam NTeam N and Team KTeam N → Graduation
Joined NMB48 as a Kenkyuusei on October, 2010
Promoted to Team N on March 10, 2011 (Team N Formation)
Had a Concurrent Position in AKB48's Team K from February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri) to April 13, 2016 (Last performance: May 26, 2016)
Graduated from NMB48 Team N on November 4, 2018 (Announcement: July 30, 2018)

Singles Participation

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

NMB48 Albums

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

RS1 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
N1 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
N2 (Seishun Girls)
Blue rose
Fushidara na Natsu
N3 (Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru)
Yume no dead body
Hajimete no Hoshi
100nen Saki Demo
N3 (Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru) (Revival)
Yume no dead body
Hajimete no Hoshi
100nen Saki Demo
Seifuku Resistance (Revival)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
Return Match (Revival) (WCenter with Fujita Nana)
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Hell or Heaven
Dare ga Futari wo Deawaseta no ka?
N4 (Mokugekisha)
10 Krone to Pan

Concert Units

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Unit Matsuri 2012

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

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

Unit Matsuri 2013

NMB48 Western Japan Tour 2013 12/31

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
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 Sister Groups in Saitama Super Arena


AKB48 Group at Ajinomoto Stadium

NMB48 National Tour

NHK Hall (Tokyo)
NTK Hall (Nagoya)

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Watanabe Mayu Graduation Concert ~Minna no Yume ga Kanaimasu you ni~

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018

Solo Songs


Media Appearances




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Yamamoto Sayaka (Late 2012)
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Yamamoto Sayaka (Early 2012)
Yamamoto Sayaka (Late 2011)
Yamamoto Sayaka (Early 2011)
Yamamoto Sayaka (2010)