Yokoyama Yui

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Yokoyama Yui
Yokoyama Yui (2019)
Kanji 横山由依
Kana よこやま ゆい
Romaji Yokoyama Yui
Nickname Yuihan (ゆいはん)
Birth Info
Birthdate December 8, 1992  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Kizugawa City, Kyoto, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 31 Years Old
Height 158cm
Professional Info
Agency Ohta Pro
Social Networks Official Website / Official Fan Club / 7gogo / Instagram / Twitter / Weibo / YouTube / Threads
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team A
Debuted November 2009 / 9th Generation
Graduated December 2021
For Team 8's Yokoyama Yui, see Yokoyama Yui (Team 8).

Yokoyama Yui was a member of AKB48's Team A. She is also a member of Not yet and Melisma, and was the second General Manager (Soukantoku) of the AKB48 Group.



Kyoto kara kimashita, Kinkakuji yori mo kagayakitai, Yokoyama Yui, 31 desu. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu
(I came from Kyoto, I want to shine more than the Golden Pavillion, I'm Yokoyama Yui, 31 years old. Please be nice to me)


  • Audition song: "Blue Bird" by Ikimonogakari
  • Hobbies: Karaoke, strolling, visiting bookstores
  • Favorite artists: CHEMISTRY, Remioren, Ikimonogakari
  • Favorite body part: Hand
  • Favorite color: Purple, white, black, pink
  • Favorite country: America
  • Favorite drink: Orange juice, iced tea, tapioca drink
  • Favorite facial feature: Dimples
  • Favorite food: Grapes, soft tofu soup, dumplings, gyudon, spicy food
    • Though there are many casual gyudon restaurants in Japan, she finds it embarrassing to visit one alone, so she only orders gyudon as take-out.
  • Favorite numbers: 1, 12, 8
  • Favorite sports: Basketball, Tennis, Athletics
  • Future ambition: A singer who can perform at Osaka-jo Hall
  • Good friends with: Shimazaki Haruka (YuiParu), Kitahara Rie, Yamamoto Sayaka, Oba Mina, Nagao Mariya, Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna, Kizaki Yuria, Takahashi Juri, Kojima Mako
  • Leader of Light Music Club
  • She failed AKB48's 8th generation auditions and SKE48's 2nd generation auditions. She failed the SKE48 audition at the dance round, before the vocal round.
  • She was named "Yui" after the kanji "Yuu" (結), meaning "connect, bind together". Her parents expressed to her that her name means "what connects people together". She likes her own name.
  • She has a sister three years older than her named Yuka, who works as a magazine editor. She and her sister both have the kanji "Yu" (由) in their names.
  • She has a pet cat named Bisu and a pet cockatiel.
  • She grew up in the countryside and spent her time mostly outdoors. She loved exercise and often ran relays for her school.
  • In school her favorite subjects were physical education and music.
  • She became interested in the entertainment industry in elementary school because she was a fan of the all-girl band SPEED. Her favorite ember was Imai Eriko.
  • She began taking music lessons in elementary school with her older sister. At first she played the electone, but her teacher told her to play the drums at a recital in second grade. She continued playing drums ever since.
  • Though she had been a good student in elementary school, she was a poor student in middle school and high school. She received low grades and dedicated herself to club activities instead.
  • She was in the basketball club in middle school.
  • She began formal vocal training in her second year of middle school.
  • She attended Kyoto Prefectural Jonan Ryoso High School.
  • She took over 100 auditions for music groups in high school, but did not pass.
  • She was the vocalist in a high school light music (rock) band.
  • In high school she worked part-time jobs at a family restaurant called "Coco's" and at McDonalds.
  • She received her first cell phone in high school.
  • In high school a male student from her school was hit by a train and died. There were rumors that it was a suicide, but Yui believed it was not because she had heard the student talk about his future dreams to become a voice actor. The tragedy left a deep impression on her, and she decided from then on that she would never jokingly tell someone to die, and that she would live a life without regrets.
  • When she passed the AKB48 9th Generation audition she was made a Kenkyuusei candidate. There were 18 candidates, who needed to continue taking lessons and being evaluated before being made official Kenkyuusei. Yui still lived in Kyoto at the time, so she would go to school and work during the weekdays, then commute to Tokyo and take AKB48 lessons on weekends.
    • Because shinkansen bullet train fares were expensive, she took the overnight sleeper bus instead. The costs were still high, and she needed to borrow money from her parents to afford the trips to Tokyo.
  • The first 9th Generation members she spoke with were Oba Mina, Shimada Haruka, and Nagao Mariya.
  • She was the only AKB48 member to be from Kyoto Prefecture until Team 8's Ota Nao joined in 2014.
  • She speaks in general Kansai dialect rather than in Kyoto sub-dialect.
  • Her hometown is on the border between Kyoto and Nara Prefectures. Because of this Sashihara Rino nicknamed her "Nara".
  • Her nickname "Yuihan" was created by Sano Yuriko. She is also called "Yokoyama" by Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie, and Oya Shizuka. She likes to be called "Yui", "Yuihan", or "Yokoyan".
  • She says she is comfortable talking with other members and even senior members, but has trouble speaking in interviews or MC segments. She finds it difficult to organize her thoughts and put them into words when in front of a crowd.
  • She was able to limbo (bend backwards) under a 50cm high horizontal bar for a television competition.
  • She loves cats.
  • She has gone bungee jumping.
  • She is known to happily receive clothes from other members, even clothes that are not fashionable.
  • Her apartment is notoriously messy. She has tall stacks of newspapers and magazines around her house, but insists that it is only because her cats like it.
  • She likes J-POP and doesn't listen to much Western music.
  • During the 2011 Senbatsu Election she had an infamous hyperventilation attack after her name was announced. It was her first time ranking and she reached Senbatsu. She was so surprised that she began to hyperventilate, and it took her several minutes to compose herself for her speech.
  • She is well known for her role in Bimyo~ (Season 1) as "The Untrusting Senshi: Honmayan".
    • Her role became so well-known that several appearances of Honmayan can be seen in the PV versions for Gingham Check. It is also referenced in the AKB48 Satsujin Jiken Online Video and the video game AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo.
  • In 2013 she participated in the "AKB48 Challenge You Can" promotion for qualifications test prep company. She studied and took the exam for a pharmacy administration manager qualification. On June 16th, 2013 she received the test results. She opened the results at a handshake event at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, and when she learned that she passed, her fans cheered with her.
  • She was part of the Chinese mobile game AKB48 Cherry Bay Blaze
  • On March 19th, 2020 she opened her YouTube channel "Yuihan Life".
  • Her MBTI personality type is ENFP (according to a test she took in May 2024).


Early Life


  • On September 2nd, passed the audition for AKB48's 9th Generation.
  • On November 15th, had her theater debut with the Idol no Yoake stage.
  • On November 30th, passed the Kenkyuusei Selection Review Examination.


  • On October 10th, participated in her first concert, AKB48 Tokyo Aki Matsuri.
  • On October 10th, was also the first member of the 9th Generation to be promoted. She was promoted to Akimoto Team K.




  • On April 28th, her concurrent position with NMB48 was cancelled during the 2013 Spring Concert.
  • On May 20th, had her last stage with NMB48.
  • On July 22nd, following the graduation of Shinoda Mariko, became the new temporary captain of Team A.


  • On February 24th, during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, was moved to Team K and became the team captain (Yokoyama Team K).
  • On May 7th, had her debut with Team K with RESET.
  • On May 31st, appeared in the AKB48 Mechaike Japan Female Pro Wrestling.
  • On December 8th, the former General Manager of AKB48 Takahashi Minami announced her graduation. Furthermore, Yui would be appointed the role once Minami's graduation was complete.
  • Became a cast member for the movie "Sailor Zombie".
  • Did the voice over narration for the movie "Yume wa Ushi no Oishasan".


  • Starting from January 19th, was a cast member of Majisuka Gakuen 4.
  • On Februrary 5th, her first photobook Yuihan was released.
  • On March 26th, during the 2016 Spring Concert, was moved to Team A and appointed the captancy (Yokoyama Team A).
  • Starting from August 24th, was a cast member of Majisuka Gakuen 5.
  • On December 8th, became the official new General Manager.
  • Became a cast member of Majisuka Gakuen 5.


  • On March 1st, was the leading actress in Episode 41 of "AKB Horror Night Adrenaline no Yoru".
  • On July 23rd, was a cast member of the horror drama series "Crow's Blood".
  • On September 7th, was the leading actress in Episode 21 of "AKB Love Night Koi Koujou".
  • On October 29th, was a cast member of Cabasuka Gakuen.


  • Starting from January 1st, was a member of the television drama series Tofu Pro Wrestling, using the stage name "Long Speech Yokoyama".
  • On August 17th, returned as Long Speech Yokoyama to the live event "The Real 2017 WIP CLIMAX". Alongside Cherry Miyawaki, she fought against Hollywood Jurina and Dotonbori Shiroma. Hollywood Jurina and Dotonbori Shiroma won the match.
  • Was chosen as the ambassador for JR Busses, a Japanese bus travelling agency.
  • On June 17th, during the 9th Senbatsu Election, finally reached Kami 7.
  • On December 8th, was removed as the captain of Team A (Okabe Team A) but still held the role of General Manager.


  • On February 23rd, returned as Long Speech Yokoyama in the live event "The Real 2018 WIP QUEENDOM". She fought alongside Mo~ Mo~ Kawamoto and Aja Kong against Voice Yamada, Kuiuchi Matsumura and Anti-Slip Makiko. Yui's team won.
  • Was announced as a cast member for Majimuri Gakuen.
  • During the idol survival show "Last Idol", was the co-host.
  • Was the host of the variety show "Mirai Monster" on which the former General Manager Takahashi Minami appeared regularly.
  • Appeared in the final of Mechaike Japan Female Pro Wrestling.
  • Had her lead actress debut in the movie "Hannari Girori no Yoriko-san".
  • On December 8, at the 13th Anniversary performance, announced that Mukaichi Mion would become the new General Manager.
  • On December 20th, it was announced that Yui would starr in the 20th Anniversary performance of the opening of the Hakataza theater in Fukuoka, "Croquette Special Performance" by Takeda Tetsuya.


  • On April 1st, was officially no longer the General Manager (Soukantoku) of the AKB48 Group.
  • From July 11th-28th and August 1st-3rd, was part of the cast for the stage drama 'Utsukushiku Aoku' (美しく青く).
  • On September 22nd, was part of the cast for the TBS drama version of 'Utsukushiku Aoku' (美しく青く).


  • On February 2nd, appeared at the Japan Expo 2020 in Thailand.
  • From June 2nd to 30th, was part of the "Shinbashi Enbujou Series 7" (新橋演舞場シリーズ⑦) by the Atami Gorouichiza (熱海五郎一座) theatre unit.
  • On October 20, starred in the music video "Halloween Knight" by XIIX.



  • From February 18th, starred in the 5-episode web drama "Hanare Rarenai" (離れられない) as the main female lead on Youtube. Episode 1 can be viewed here.
  • From August 11th to September 9th, will star in the musical "Catch Me If You Can" (Japanese version) in Tokyo and Osaka.
  • Released on October 7th, appeared in the Amazon Original drama "Kekkon Suru-tte, Hontou desu ka?" (結婚するって、本当ですか, We're Getting Married, is That True?).


  • From December 29th, appeared in the TBS drama "Pet Doctor Hanasaki Mantarou no Jiken Chart 2 ~Otonari-san wa Satsujinhan!?~" (ペットドクター花咲万太郎の事件カルテ2~お隣さんは殺人犯!?~).

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

AKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam KTeam A and Team Unknown → Team A and Team NTeam ATeam KTeam A → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on September 20, 2009 (Debut: November 15, 2009)
Promoted to Team K on October 10, 2010 (AKB48 Tokyo Aki Matsuri)
Transferred to Team A on August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle)
Had a Concurrent Position on NMB48's Team N from August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle) to April 28, 2013 (AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai) (Promotion: December 19, 2012 | Graduation: May 20, 2013)
Transferred to Team K on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Transferred to Team A on March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015)
Graduated from AKB48's Team A on December 9, 2021 (Announcement: September 12, 2021 | Graduation Ceremony: November 27, 2021 at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides


Not yet



Stage Units

KKS2 (Idol no Yoake)
Zannen Shoujo
KKS3 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
Renai Kinshi Jourei
KKS4 (Theater no Megami)
Seifuku Resistance (After Ono Erena's graduation)
Team A Waiting Stage
Junai no Crescendo
Tsundere! (New Units)
N1 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Sono Mama de
Suteki na Sankaku Kankei
Heart no Vector
K6 Revival (RESET)
Ashita no Tame ni Kiss wo
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Itoshisa wo Marumete
Dare ga Futari wo Deawaseta no ka?
A7 (M.T ni Sasagu)
Tsuki to Suikyou
SS7 (Thumbnail)
Ayamachi (Duet with Okada Nana)
A6 Revival (Mokugekisha)
Hoshi no Mukougawa (Center)

Concert Units

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
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 x JKT48 Concert "Bergandengan Tangan Bersama Kakak"

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

Takajo Aki and Nagao Mariya Graduation Concert

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2017

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

Yokoyama Yui Solo Concert ~Jitsubutsu-dai no Kibou~

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

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

AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Concert ~Sekai no Center wa Dare da?~

AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank in Concert~ (Senbatsu Sousenkyo Rank-in (2nd-16th) members performance)

AKB48 Team A Tandoku Concert 〜Utsukushikimonotachi〜

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2019

AKB48 Group Spring Festival in Yokohama Stadium

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2020

2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~=

MX Natsu Matsuri AKB48 2021 ~Saigo no Summer Party!~

Yokoyama Yui Graduation Concert ~Shinya Bus ni Notte~

Solo Songs


  • [2015.02.05] Yuihan (ゆいはん)


Solo DVDs

Media Appearances


  • NMB48 Geinin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Girls! (NMB48 げいにん!THE MOVIE お笑い青春ガールズ!) (2013)
  • Yume wa Ushi no Oishasan (2014) - Narration
  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns Sotsugyou! Owarai Seishun Girls!! Aratanaru Tabiachi (2014) - herself (Cameo)


  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011) - Otabe
  • Sailor Zombie (2014) - Yui
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジスカ学園4) (2015) - Otabe
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (マジスカ学園5) (2015) - Otabe
  • Cabasuka Gakuen (2016) Otabe / Maguro-chan
  • Crow's Blood (2016) - Furugouri Chisa
  • AKB Horror Night Adrenaline no Yoru (2016) - Noriko
  • AKB Love Night Koi Koujou (2016) - Miyu
  • Tofu Pro Wrestling (2017) - herself / Long Speech Yokoyama
  • Hannari Girori no Yoriko-san (2018) - Shindou Yoriko
  • Majimuri Gakuen (2018) - Raman / Goshirakawa Noriko
  • Utsukushiku Aoku (美しく青く) (2019)
  • Hanare Rarenai (離れられない) (2022) - Web Drama
  • Kekkon Suru-tte, Hontou desu ka? (結婚するって、本当ですか, We're Getting Married, is That True?) (2022)
  • Pet Doctor Hanasaki Mantarou no Jiken Chart 2 ~Otonari-san wa Satsujinhan!?~ (ペットドクター花咲万太郎の事件カルテ2~お隣さんは殺人犯!?~) (2023-2024)

Variety Shows

  • AKBINGO! (2009 - )
  • Shukan AKB (2009-2012)
  • AKB48 Nemousu Terebi (Season 5/6/7/8)
  • Naruhodo High School (2010)
  • Yonpara (With Not yet) (2011)
  • NMB48 Geinin! (2012)
  • NMB48 Geinin! 2 (2013)
  • Mechaike Japan Female Pro Wrestling (2014)
  • Last Idol (2018)
  • Mechaike Special Japan Female Pro Wrestling FINAL (2018)
  • Mirai Monster (2018)

Stage Plays

  • Croquette Special Performance (コロッケ特別公演) (2019)
  • Utsukushiku Aoku (美しく青く) (2019)
  • ABSO-METAL Re:START 1&2 (2021)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2022)


Yokoyama Yui 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Yokoyama Yui (2018)
Yokoyama Yui 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Yokoyama Yui (2017)
Yokoyama Yui 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Yokoyama Yui (2016)
Yokoyama Yui (2015)
Yokoyama Yui (2014)
Yokoyama Yui (2013)
Yokoyama Yui (2012) (NMB48)
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Yokoyama Yui (2012)
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Yokoyama Yui (2011)
Yokoyama Yui (Late 2010)
Yokoyama Yui (Early 2010)
Yokoyama Yui (2009)