Abe Wakana

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Abe Wakana
Abe Wakana (2019)
Kanji 安部若菜
Kana あべ わかな
Romaji Abe Wakana
Nickname Wakapon (わかぽん)
Birth Info
Birthdate July 18, 2001  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Osaka, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 22 Years Old
Height 159cm
Professional Info
Agency Showtitle
Social Networks Blog / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Group NMB48
Team Team BII
Debuted January 2018 / Draft 3rd Generation
Lightstick Colors
White White

Abe Wakana is a member of NMB48's Team BII. She is also a member of FRONTIER.


  • Debuted on January 21st, at the AKB48 Group 3rd Draft Kaigi
    • First choice at the draft: NMB48
  • Admired member: Ichikawa Miori
  • Pros: Curious
  • Cons: Gets bored easily
  • Favorite foods: Japanese cuisine, sweets
  • Hobbies: Watching Rakugo, stocks, games, watching anime
  • Special skill: Discus throwing
  • Future dream: Announcer
  • She has an introverted personality and spent her childhood reading books rather than playing with friends.
    • As a child she went to the library every day and read about 100 novels per year.
  • She loves to read and she dreamed of becoming a novelist.
  • Her hobby is rakugo, a traditional form of storytelling. When she was in elementary school she became interested in rakugo during a class assignment. Her favorite rakugo storyteller is the late Shijaku Katsura. She began to study it by herself through YouTube
    • She has performed rakugo at the NMB48 theater more than six times, and has also performed on stage at the "Temma Tenjin Hanjotei" rakugo theater.
  • She was in the economic investment club in high school. Her club traded stocks in a stock market game, and she found it fun. Just before graduation she went "bankrupt" in the game.
  • She is a university student studying economics (enrolled 2020).
  • She was interviewed for a 2022 Asahi Shinbun article and discussed how the idol industry may affect economic inflation.
  • She was invited to the "DC Exhibition Superhero" in Osaka alongside Jonishi Rei in December 2021.
  • In April 2023 she achieved 300 performances at the NMB48 theater.

NMB48 Senbatsu Election

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

2017 Member Draft PoolNMB48 KenkyuuseiTeam MNMB48 Promoted MembersTeam MTeam BII
Joined the 2017 Member Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
Drafted into Team N on January 21, 2018
Promoted to Team M on January 1, 2020
Transferred to NMB48 Promoted Members January 22, 2021
Transferred to Team M on January 1, 2022 (NMB48 Team Shuffle 2022)
Transferred to Team BII on November 6, 2023 (NMB48 Team Shuffle 2023)

Singles Participation

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides

Albums Participation

NMB48 A-Sides

NMB48 B-Sides


Stage Units

M3 (Dareka no Tameni)
Rider (Center)
M4 (Koi wa Totsuzen Yattekuru)
Kioku no Dilemma
BII7 (Boku no Aoharu)
NMB3 (Tenshi no Utopia)

Concert Units

NMB48 Umeyama Cocona Graduation Concert ~Koi no Omajinai ga Tokeru Mae ni~

NMB48 12th Anniversary LIVE

Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru
STEP Mushi
This is NMB48

NMB48 Kato Yuuka Graduation Concert ~Uuka ni Ukareppashi♡




Abe Wakana (2018)
Abe Wakana (Draft Kaigi 2018)
Team BII
Promoted Members
Aobara WakaAbe WakanaKuroshima SakuraSakashita MakoSakata MisakiSakamoto Risa
Sakurada AyakaShiotsuki KeitoShinzawa NaoTatsumoto YayoiDeguchi YuinaMizuta ShioriYoshino Misaki