Akimoto Manatsu
秋元真夏(あきもと まなつ)
Akimoto Manatsu N46 Shiawase
Akimoto Manatsu, Shiawase no Hogosyoku - 2020
Nickname Manatsu (まなつ)
Manattan (まなったん)
Birthdate August 20, 1993 (1993-08-20) (age 27)
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
Hometown Saitama, Japan
Bloodtype B
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Professional Information
Genres Idol
Occupation Singer, Idol
Years Active 2011-present
(9 Years)
Agency N46Div.
Group Nogizaka46
Team 1st Generation
Generation Nogizaka46 1st Generation
Associated Acts Nogizaka46
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Akimoto Manatsu is the captain of Nogizaka46 and member of Nogizaka46 1st Generation.


Singles Participation

Nogizaka46 A-Sides

Nogizaka46 B-Sides

Other Original Songs

Albums Participation

Nogizaka46 Albums


  • [2017.02.28] Manatsu no Kiatsu Haichi

Media Appearances

Stage Plays

  • Mr. Sazae (サザエさん) (2019)


  • Chounouryoku Kenkyubu no 3 Nin (超能力研究部の3人) (2014)


  • Hatsumori Bemars (初森ベマーズ ) (2015)
  • Zambi (ザンビ) (2019)
  • Renzoku Drama W hikinukiya ~ Head Hunter no Ryugi ~ (連続ドラマW 引き抜き屋 ~ヘッドハンターの流儀~) (2019)

Variety Shows

  • Ramen Walker TV 2 (ラーメンWalker TV 2)
  • Hinekure 3 (ひねくれ3) (2019)


  • Audition song: Oh My Darlin' (Nakanomori Band)
  • Favorite member: Watanabe Miyuki
  • Respected member: Suda Akari
  • Favorite singers: Nishino Kana, Alexandros
  • Loves: Animals
  • Interests: Watching sports matches, cooking, cleaning, sewing
  • Specialties: Violin, Cooking
  • Leader of Manatsu Respect Corps
  • Member of the unofficial Nogizaka46 Mountain Climbing Club
  • Studied in an all girls university (Ferris University), majoring English literature
  • Has a younger brother
  • Went on hiatus from September 2011 to October 2012 for academic reasons
  • Her specialty is baking and she once dreamed of being a pastry chef
    • According to Shiraishi Mai, one of the best pastries she made was gâteau au chocolat
    • Was part of the baking club in her middle school, along with Nishikawa Nanami
  • Attended the same high school as Nishikawa Nanami and Yada Risako. All three were in the calligraphy (shodo) club
  • Known as the most nonathletic member of Nogizaka46
  • Skydived on episode 74 of Nogizakatte, Doko? in order to promote the single Kimi no Na wa Kibou
  • Participated in the Japan Expo in Paris on July 4, 2014, with Ikoma Rina, Fukagawa Mai, Sakurai Reika, Matsumura Sayuri, Hashimoto Nanami, Wakatsuki Yumi and Nishino Nanase
  • Shares her birthday with Shiraishi Mai, which they usually celebrate together
  • Known for her complex with her big head, contrasting with Saito Asuka's small head
  • Also known for her bad singing
  • She was appointed as Nogizaka46 Captainto replace Sakurai Reika since September, 2019.
  • Was elected as student body president prior to joining.
  • Participates in the training sessions even when she was on study leave.
  • Her official return to the group was announced in their TV show, Nogizakatte, Doko?'s 53rd episode, with a surprise announcement: her being a member of the 4th single's Hachi Fukujin.
  • Revealed in Nogizakatte, Doko? episode 77, was using Saitama previously as her hometown when she accidentally put it on her profile. Although she is currently living in Saitama, she is in fact from Tokyo.


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