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Yoshimotozaka46 (吉本坂46)
Location Flag of Japan.png Japan
Activity Period 2018.08.21 - 2022.02.05
Agency Yoshimoto Kogyo
Label Sony Records
Debut Single Nakasetekureyo
Producer Akimoto Yasushi
Official Site yoshimotozaka46.com

Yoshimotozaka46 (吉本坂46) is a Japanese idol group and the 3rd group of the Sakamichi Series. The group is a collaboration between the Yoshimoto talent agency and SME with Akimoto Yasushi as their producer. The 1st Generation members were announced on August 21, 2018. The group was named after the Osaka-based entertainment company, Yoshimoto Kogyo.

On October 29, 2021, it was announced that due to impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic the group would suspend its activities from February 2022 and would enter "hibernation", an indefinite hiatus.


  • On February 21, 2018, Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co. , Ltd. held a meeting at Yoshimoto ∞ Hall in Tokyo with the attendance of 114 talents and entertainers, and Hiroshi Fujiwara, the president of the company, formed "Yoshimotozaka46". The announcement was made by Yasushi Akimoto.
  • This was named after the Osaka-based entertainment company, Yoshimoto Kogyo Holdings.
  • Because they are part of Yoshimoto Kogyo, which is related to Showtitle (NMB48's Agency) Miaki Riho and Takano Yui, who graduated from NMB48, joined the group.
  • Since its formation to its hibernation their group captain was Koumoto Junichi.
  • The current Covid-19 situation does not allow for normal performances, however, they would like to continue to thrill audiences with performances in the future. The group will temporarily end its activities with an anniversary performance at Zepp Haneda on 5 February 2022 and bow out with a new album.

Differences from other groups

  • It is the first group that is not only made up of girls. Auditions were held regardless of gender.
  • This group is divided into units.
  • It is the first group to go into hibernation.


Yoshimotozaka46 History


Yoshimotozaka46 Members

Sakamichi Series


Single Units



# Cover Title Release date
01 Yoshimotozaka461stSingleCover.jpg Nakasetekureyo
02 Yoshimotozaka462ndSingleCoverSenbatsu.jpg Kon'ya wa Eyan
03 TBACover.jpg Funou de wa Irarenai


# Cover Title Release date
01 Link=That's Life ~Sore mo Jinsei Jan~ That's Life ~Sore mo Jinsei Jan~
(That's Life~それも人生じゃん~)


# Title Date
1 Yoshimotozaka46 Birthday Festival 1st Anniversary Live
(吉本坂46 誕生祭 1st Anniversary Live)
2 Yoshimotozaka46 2nd & 3rd Anniversary Live 〜Hibernation〜
(吉本坂46 2nd&3rd Anniversary Live〜冬眠〜)

TV Shows

Variety Shows

  • Yoshimotozaka46 ga Ureru Made no Zen Kiroku (吉本坂46が売れるまでの全記録) (2018 - 2022)

External Links