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Kikuchi Ayaka

Kikuchi Ayaka (2013)
Kikuchi Ayaka (April 2012)
Kikuchi Ayaka (March 2011)
Kikuchi Ayaka (March 2010)

Kikuchi Ayaka (菊地あやか) is a model and former Japanese pop Idol singer managed by Production Ogi. She was a member of AKB48's Team A. She is currently an exclusive model for beauty magazine MAQUIA. In December 2014, Kikuchi announced that she had gotten married and became pregnant. The following year in April, she gave birth to a baby boy.




AKB48 Song Participation


Stage Units
Team B 1st Stage "Seishun Girls"
Team B 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" (チームB 2nd Stage「会いたかった」)
Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive"
Team K 4th Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru"
Team A 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jourei"
Team B 4th Stage "Idol no Yoake"
AKB48 Kenkyuusei "Idol no Yoake"
Team K 5th Stage "Saka Agari"
THEATRE G-ROSSO "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team K 6th Stage "RESET"


  • Originally a third generation member of AKB48 and a founding member of Team B, a scandal in July 2008 led to Kikuchi being dismissed from the group. In November of the same year, she re-auditioned for AKB48's seventh generation and was able to rejoin as a member of Kenkyuusei. She was promoted to Team K on March 12, 2010. She was transferred to Team A during the AKB48 team shuffle in August 2012. She was scheduled to transfer to NMB48 Team N during the AKB48 Grand Group Shuffle in 2014, but it was cancelled after she announced her graduation on April 13, 2014. Her graduation stage was held on April 21, 2014, and she graduated from the group on September 23, 2014.
  • Kikuchi's given name is written in kanji (「彩香」). However, she adopted the hiragana reading (「あやか」) as her stage name.
  • Her hobbies include talking with the other members
  • Came up with the idea of Noguchi Reina playing Jankenpon each time she introduces herself at a performance.
  • Loves seasoned seaweed and shaved ice
  • Her phone strap features Minnie Mouse
  • She is a sprinter on her track team at school
  • Her bedroom is almost entirely pink
  • She is close friends with Nakagawa Haruka.
  • She admires Oshima Yuko.
  • She was officially added to Watarirouka Hashiritai on February 2010 as its 5th member and making her debut on it's 4th single "Akkanbe Bashi".
  • She has been an idol fan even before joining AKB48. The first CD she ever bought was Morning Musume's "LOVE Machine". Her favorite idol is Berryz Kobo's Kumai Yurina.
  • She is a big fan of seiyuu Mizuki Nana.

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