Sakurazaka46, previously known as Keyakizaka46, is the second group in the Sakamichi Series, and the first sister group to Nogizaka46. The group was officially announced on June 27th, 2015 and first generation members were announced August 21st, 2015. The group made their debut with the single Silent Majority in 2016. On October 14th, the group re-branded and renamed themselves as Sakurazaka46.
As of October 2020, the group has 26 active members.
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22 members were selected out of 22,506 applicants on August 21 2015, the same day Nogizaka46 was formed, with 21 members going on to debut with the single Silent Majority, which quickly brought the group public recognition and public attention. Between December 3rd and 5th 2018, 9 2nd generation members were added to the group, with the remaining 6 joining them in February 16th 2020. During their time as Keyakizaka46, 12 1st generation members graduated. As of October 2020, the group has 26 members.
1st Generation (11): Uemura Rina, Ozeki Rika, Koike Minami, Kobayashi Yui, Saito Fuyuka,Sugai Yuuka (L), Habu Mizuho, Harada Aoi, Moriya Akane, Watanabe Rika, Watanabe Risa
2nd Generation (15): Inoue Rina, Seki Yumiko, Takemoto Yui, Tamura Hono, Fujiyoshi Karin, Matsuda Rina, Matsudaira Riko, Morita Hikaru, Yamasaki Ten, Endo Hikari, Ozono Rei, Onuma Akiho, Kosaka Marino, Masumoto Kira, Moriya Rena