Kuramochi Asuka

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Kuramochi Asuka
Kuramochi Asuka (2015)
Kanji 倉持明日香
Kana くらもち あすか
Romaji Kuramochi Asuka
Nickname Mocchi (もっち)
Birth Info
Birthdate September 11, 1989  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 34 Years Old
Height 156.5cm
Professional Info
Agency Watanabe Pro
Social Networks Official Fanclub / Ameblo / Twitter / Instagram
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team B
Debuted July 2007 / 4th Generation
Graduated August 2015

Kuramochi Asuka was a member of AKB48's Team B. She is now affiliated with Watanabe Pro.



Mochi mochi mocchi koto Kuramochi Asuka desu.
(Mochi mochi Mocchi, Kuramochi Asuka.)


  • Favorite AKB48 single: Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou
  • Favorite AKB48 stage song: MARIA
  • Favorite artist: 19, Gospellers, Crazy Ken Band
  • Favorite brand: Auntie Rosa and Shibuya's Marui JAM stores
  • Favorite drink: Milk tea
  • Favorite food: Chicken wings
  • Favorite magazine: WPW, YJ
  • Favorite season: Winter
  • Favorite TV show: Ametaalk!, Samaazu x Samaazu, Watanabe Atsushi no Tatemono Tanbou, Hayaasa
  • Favorite town: Monaco
  • Likes: Frogs
  • Good friends with: Nito Moeno, Kobayashi Kana, Sato Amina
  • Future ambition: Sportscaster at the Olympics
  • Former member of French Kiss
  • Former member of Culture Club
  • She is the daughter of Kuramochi Akira, a former baseball player and sport commentator.
  • She has two older brothers. She said that her oldest brother was the one who encouraged her to work hard to become a Senbatsu member and not give up. He even convinced their parents to let Asuka continue being an AKB48 member, as they had become upset that she was not attending college.
  • She planned to become a dental hygienist if she did not join AKB48.
  • She was somewhat shy when she was in school and did not like to raise her hand to answer questions.
  • Her parents gave her the name “Asuka” because the character appears in both her name and her father’s name.
  • She is a fan of the music group SPEED. They inspired her to join the entertainment industry.
  • She decided to audition for AKB48 after watching a performance of Team A’s 4th Stage, Tadaima Renaichuu.
  • She practiced baseball and softball when she was young.
  • She confessed she was chubby in middle school, and was called “Meat Bun” because of it. She also had short hair and was called “Bowl Cut”.
  • She had a part-time job at a bento shop. She quit because she found it difficult to stand for three hours straight.
  • She went to an all-girls’ high school.
  • Her high school did not allow students to work in the entertainment industry, so she had to transfer out. Her former teacher wrote her a handwritten diploma though, and made an intentional pause in reading students’ names at the graduation ceremony where Kuramochi’s name would have been.
  • Her official nickname is Mocchi, but she has also been called “Mochikura”, “Chii”, and “Kero”. The Original Team K members call her “Asuka”.
  • Staff members praised her kind and funny personality. Fellow Team K members described her as gentle, and said they have never seen Asuka get angry. She was known to take responsibility in her teams, supporting the Captain and assembling members to begin rehearsal. In later years she was also praised for her strong MC skills.
  • She was the second AKB48 Kenkyuusei to ever be promoted, after Saeki Mika.
  • After the AKB48 22nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo "Kotoshi mo Gachi Desu" she observed that she was 21 years old at the time and ranked 21st. Her father's baseball jersey number was also #21, and her name “Asuka” is written with 21 kanji strokes.
    • Her family and relatives had purchased over 500 CDs to vote for Asuka in this election. Her father even promoted Asuka during his work as a sports commentator.
  • She is a longtime fan of the Saitama Seibu Lions shortstop player Nakajima Hiroyuki and the pro wrestler Kenta Kobashi.
    • She met Kobashi on a 2008 episode of AKBINGO! alongside Akimoto Sayaka and Kasai Tomomi. The three members watched one of Kobashi’s wrestling matches, then congratulated him backstage. Asuka cried in happiness when she met him, and he allowed her to perform his famous inverted horizontal chop move on his chest.
    • She maintained a working relationship with Kobashi, and even attended his retirement wrestling match in 2013. She presented him a bouquet of flowers on stage during the farewell ceremony and they took a photo together,
  • She is known for her love of ears. She was often photographed biting fellow members’ earlobes.
    • The title of her photobook is "Earlobe" ("Mimitabu")
    • Her B Garden line reads: "Earlobes are my favorite food / And I also like to gnaw on biceps"
    • Takajo Aki and Shimoguchi Hinana became frequent victims of Asuka’s ear biting.
    • Because Abe Maria also liked ears, she and Asuka formed the “Ear Club” together.
  • When she was selected for the subunit French Kiss she said she found the name embarrassing, as she had never said the phrase “French kiss” aloud before.
  • On April 14th, 2012 she became a sportscaster on BS Asahi's sports variety show "SPORTS X". She teams up with former Tokyo Yakult Swallows director, catcher and baseball commentator Atsuya Furuta to explore the appeal of various sports.
  • In December 2012 she took a brief hiatus due to acute tonsillitis.
  • In April 2014 she bought a white cat named “Shiromi”.
  • She likes men with long, tied back hair and beards.
  • She likes adding sake (alcohol) to her bathwater. She claims it makes the bath more relaxing and draws toxins out of the body.
  • She dislikes cilantro.
  • She intentionally announced her graduation from AKB48 in a sports newspaper, as she wanted to be a sportscaster.
  • After graduating, she has continued to work as a sportscaster, actress, and multitalent.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Solo Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 MochiA.jpg Itsumo Soba ni

Team History

AKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam KTeam ATeam KTeam B → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on May 26, 2007 (Debut: July 1, 2007)
Promoted to Team K on March 4, 2008
Transferred to Team A on August 23, 2009 (2009 Team Shuffle)
Transferred to Team K on August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle)
Transferred to Team B on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Graduated from AKB48 Team B on August 17, 2015 (Announcement: July 19, 2015)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

French Kiss A-Sides

French Kiss B-Sides

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


French Kiss



Team Z

Stage Units

K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
Gomen ne Jewel
H1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Himawari (2nd Unit)
H2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Kioku no Dilemma (2nd Unit)
K5 (Saka Agari)
A6 (Mokugekisha)
Ude wo Kunde
Team K Waiting Stage
Arashi no Yoru ni wa
Yuuwaku no Garter (New Units)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
19nin Shimai no Uta (Revival)
B3 (Pajama Drive)
Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc (Revival)

Concert Units

Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

"Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

Washington D.C. Concert

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Tokyo Dome

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 x JKT48 Concert "Bergandengan Tangan Bersama Kakak"

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Team K 2nd Generation 10th Anniversary Celebration Special Performance

Kashiwagi Yuki Graduation Concert ~17nenkan, Aruite Kita Kono Michi~

Solo Songs


Media Appearances

Stage Plays


Variety Shows


Kuramochi Asuka after her graduation
Kuramochi Asuka (2014)
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Kuramochi Asuka (2013)
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Kuramochi Asuka (2012)
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Kuramochi Asuka (2011)
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Kuramochi Asuka (Late 2010)
Kuramochi Asuka (Early 2010)
Kuramochi Asuka (Late 2009)
Kuramochi Asuka (Early 2009)
Kuramochi Asuka (2008)
Kuramochi Asuka (Late 2007)
Kuramochi Asuka (Early 2007)