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Shinoda Mariko

Shinoda Mariko (2013)
Shinoda Mariko (April 2012)
Shinoda Mariko (March 2011)
Shinoda Mariko (March 2010)

Shinoda Mariko (篠田麻里子) is a Japanese talent and fashion model managed by SOMEDAY. She was an original member and former captain of AKB48's Team A.


  • Name: Shinoda Mariko (篠田麻里子)
  • Nicknames: Mariko-sama (麻里子様), Maririn (まりりん)
  • Birthdate: March 11, 1986 (1986-03-11) (age 38)
  • Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hobbies: Fashion, Shopping
  • Audition song: None
  • Height: 168cm
  • Bust: 87cm
  • Waist: 57cm
  • Hips: 85cm
  • Groups:


Shinoda Mariko (2009)

After finishing high school Shinoda Mariko auditioned for the first generation of AKB48 and failed. Not wanting to give up her dreams she started working part time in the cafe on the same floor as the AKB48 theater. At the time of AKB48's humble beginnings, a vote box for fans was placed in the lobby to write the name of the member they liked. They encountered a number of votes of an unknown girl whom they found out was Shinoda Mariko who worked part time at the cafe. Intrigued by this, Akimoto Yasushi challenged her to remember 12 songs in four days in turn she'll be able to perform on stage. Two months after the group debuted, through customer's feedback she was able to join the group before the second generation and is the only member referred to as generation 1.5.

It is for this reason that she is not present in the DVD of Team A's first stage but can be seen in the PV to the single "Skirt, Hirari"; the first she participated in, unlike the rest of Team A who had all previously participated in the single "Sakura no Hanabiratachi."

It was not long after joining that Shinoda began to exhibit her potential and improved rapidly - while it had seemed that Akimoto had chosen his consistent leads in "Skirt, Hirari" as Sukahira Seven and intended to stick with them, over time he appears to have changed his mind and pushed Shinoda to the group's forefront in place of Narita Risa.

Shinoda is perhaps most widely known for her love of Hamtaro, and the song "Koike" from Team A's third stage, in which she took all of the speaking parts along with a lead singing role. On July 21, 2013, she graduated from AKB48, with her graduation ceremony taking place in her hometown of Fukuoka.

AKB48 Song Participation



Stage Units

Team A 1st Stage "PARTY ga Hajimaru yo"
Team A 2nd Stage "Aitakatta"
Team A 3rd Stage "Dareka no Tame ni"
Team A 4th Stage "Tadaima Ren'aichuu"
Himawari-gumi 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou"
Himawari-gumi 2nd Stage "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team A 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jourei"
THEATRE G-ROSSO "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team A 6th Stage "Mokugekisha"

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections



  • [2011] Hanabi no Kakehashi





  • [2011.10.xx] Mariko-Sama no Orikosama!


  • [2011.10.xx] MARIKO MAGAZINE
  • [2011.10.xx] M girl 2011-2012 AUTUMN/WINTER (Cover & Feature)


  • Although she did not pass the original auditions for AKB48, Shinoda was added to the group in early 2006, following feedback and popular demand from fans. As a result, she is often referred to as the "1.5th generation" member of AKB48, due to joining the group before the second generation auditions, but shortly after the original members' 2005 debut. Remaining a founding member of Team A onwards, she was appointed as team captain during the AKB48 team shuffle in August 2012, succeeding Takahashi Minami. Shinoda announced her graduation at the AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo, set to take place in her hometown of Fukuoka at the end of July. Her graduation was celebrated at Yafuoku Dome on July 21, 2013, and her final performance at the AKB48 Theater took place on July 22. Yokoyama Yui was appointed as the succeeding captain of Team A.
  • She is close with Oku Manami, Minegishi Minami, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Kojima Haruna, and Noro Kayo.
  • Her oshimen are Oku Manami, Matsui Jurina, and Komori Mika.
  • Favorite food: curry rice
  • Favorite drink: 100% juice
  • Favorite artist: Lady Gaga
  • Favorite TV show: Suberanai Hanashi
  • Favorite magazine: MORE, ViVi, Glamorous, GISELe, sweet
  • Favorite season: Spring & Fall
  • Favorite brand: NINE and Aula Aila
  • Favorite town: Harajuku
  • Favorite AKB48 single: Iiwake Maybe

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