Kobayashi Ran

From Wiki48
Jump to: navigation, search
Kobayashi Ran
Kobayashi Ran (2019)
Kanji 小林蘭
Kana こばやし らん
Romaji Kobayashi Ran
Nickname Ranchan (らんちゃん), Rantan (らんたん)
Birth Info
Birthdate October 7, 2003  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Osaka, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 20 Years Old
Height 159cm
Professional Info
Agency **
Social Networks Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team K
Debuted May 2018 / Draft 3rd Generation
Graduated May 2023

Kobayashi Ran was a member of AKB48's Team K.


  • Admired members: Sashihara Rino and Matsuoka Hana
  • Close friends with: Ishiwata Sena, Omori Maho, Yasuda Kana, Yoshihashi Yuzuka, Yamauchi Mizuki (W-Lucky)
    • Mentioned that Yasuda Kana was the first senior to congratulate her when she was officially promoted to Team K.
    • Also friends with Honda Miyuki from Sashihara Rino's idol group ≠ME.
  • Hobbies: People-watching
  • Favorite foods: Strawberries, meat, sesame ice cream
  • Pros: Likes to talk with other people, long eyelashes
  • Cons: Gets worried before buying something
  • Special skills: Locking (dance)
  • Future ambition: To be the face of AKB48
  • Team K's 3rd choice at the Draft
  • Before joining AKB48, was a member at a dance school and a child model.
  • She has been learning dance since age 5. She has learned locking, hip hop, and jazz styles, among others.
  • She is known to be good at remembering fans who visit her during handshake events
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, handshake events were replaced with online hanashikai (talk) events. For these events, fans enter a nickname that the members get to see before meeting the fan. Based on this nickname, Kobayashi was able to identify a fan and told them, "I have seen your tweets!"
  • She has the most appearances on Dance Channel "KARIMASU go to SKOOL!" out of all 48 Group Members.
  • Has an 'ijirare character' (イジられキャラ). People with this character enjoy teasing, have big reactions, and tend to be loud and energetic.
  • She was featured on Tada Kyoka’s YouTube Channel in a video where she taught Kyoka the choreography for Ne mo Ha mo Rumor.
  • Though she was not a Senbatsu member herself, she memorized all 20 Senbatsu positions for both Ne mo Ha mo Rumor and Moto Kare desu's choreography. The latter was featured on an episode of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san.
  • Her fandom is called Ran-Fami (らんふぁみ).
  • She was a member of the dessert team in the AKB48 Cooking Senbatsu Competition, which won the competition and earned a song on AKB48's 61st single and regular appearances on TV.



  • In November, participated in the 3rd Draft Audition.




  • On June 21st, was part of her first AKB48 song with Hanareteitemo.
  • On July 15th, participated in the LARME LINE LIVE Model Audition – the event would make the winner an exclusive model with the magazine.



  • From February 17th to 20th, appeared in the stage play Iwakakeru!.
  • On March 31st, was part of the senshuuraku performance for Team K's RESET stage.
  • On April 19th, officially joined Taguchi Team K.
  • On May 18th, had her first appearance on AKB48, Saikin Kiita? ~Issho ni Nanka Yatte Mimasen ka?~ (AKB48、最近聞いた?~一緒になんかやってみませんか?~).
  • On June 4th and 11th, appeared in episodes 3 and 4 of AKB48 no Uta (AKB48の歌).
  • On June 6th, had her final appearance on AKB48, Saikin Kiita? ~Issho ni Nanka Yatte Mimasen ka?~ (AKB48、最近聞いた?~一緒になんかやってみませんか?~).
  • On July 8th, appeared on AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san (AKB48サヨナラ毛利さん) for the first time.
  • On September 5th, hit 1,500 consecutive days of streaming daily on the SHOWROOM app.
  • On October 6th, her 19th birthday, opened an Instagram account.
    • She announced this by posting a photo of blonde hair for the first time.
  • On October 15th, was one out 9 members to appear at the final concert of NMB48's 12th Anniversary LIVE.


  • On April 14th, had her first performance on TV (Buzz Rhythm 02) by performing Neta Furi as part of the Cooking Senbatsu.
    • This was also Ishiwata Sena's first TV performance, who is part of the same generation as Ran.
  • On May 3rd, announced her graduation.
  • On May 21st, held her graduation stage at the AKB48 theater and officially graduated from AKB48.
  • On July 30th, had her final talk session to wrap up her activities as a member.
  • On October 15th, held a solo event in Yoyogi, Tokyo, where she spoke about what she had been up to since graduation and what her future plans were. However, she also asked fans not to share her plans online yet as she would reveal them herself eventually.


  • On April 27th, will hold a solo event called "Kobayashi Ran Solo Event vol.2" in Yoyogi, Tokyo.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

2017 Member Draft PoolAKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam K → Graduation
Joined the 2017 Member Draft Pool on November 11, 2017
Drafted into Team K on January 21, 2018 (Debut: May 4, 2018)
Promoted to Team K on July 27, 2019
Graduated from AKB48 Team K on May 21, 2023 (Announcement: May 3, 2023 | Theater graduation: May 21, 2023 | Final activity: July 30, 2023)

Singles Participation

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs


Stage Units

SS11 (Idol Shuugyouchuu♡)
Nage Kiss de Uchi Otose!
K6 Revival (RESET)
Seifuku Resistance (Under)
Ashita no Tame ni Kiss wo (Under)
KKS7 (Pajama Drive)
Pajama Drive
H1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster (Center)
Itoshisa no defense
K5 Revival (Saka Agari)
Wagamama na Nagareboshi
End Roll (2nd position)
Ai no Iro (2nd position)

Concert Units

AKB48 Kenkyuusei + Draft 3-kisei Concert 〜Yukuzo! Nobishiro ☆ Paradise〜

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


MX Natsu Matsuri AKB48 2021 ~Saigo no Summer Party!~

Shinshun! AKB48 Fresh Concert 2022 ~Fuyu mo Yappari AKB!~

MX Matsuri! AKB48 60th Single "Hisashiburi no Lipgloss" Announcement Commemoration Concert in Budokan 2022

New Team Concert

Media Appearances


Stage Plays



Kobayashi Ran 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Kobayashi Ran (2018)
Kobayashi Ran (Draft 2018)