We should've traded votes for #1, @jeauexe. Or would such collusion have been cheating? 1. Yamada Nana 2. Kinoshita Momoka 3. Kinoshita Haruna 4. Jonishi Kei 5. Kondo Rina 6. Yamamoto Sayaka 7. Hikawa Ayame 8. Ota Riona 9. Shiroma Miru 10. Kotani Riho To go on the "lay the foundation" definition, I ranked the girls here not by favorites, but by who built up my own fandom within NMB, who I got to know earliest, grew fondest of, etc. It's fair given they were all first gen members with the exception of Keila and Fuuchan, as well unfortunately having to exclude the girl who laid that foundation entirely. And not to sound condescending or anything since NMB first gen is far and away my favorite gen in 48g history, but I'll gladly add to anyone who didn't list 10 girls because 10 is at least 10 too few. Of the 25 members who lasted that first winter, Mori Ayaka is the only girl who I don't have some kind of fond recollection or current fandom of (thank goodness for Twitter). And while I'm especially partial to Team N in the time from Yuppi's promotion to Yui's kennin, the WING girls were/are an immensely important part of the generation and group's history as well. Ah, so good, first gen.