Yamamoto Ruka

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Yamamoto Ruka
Yamamoto Ruka (2019)
Kanji 山本瑠香
Kana やまもと るか
Romaji Yamamoto Ruka
Nickname Ruka (るか)
Birth Info
Birthdate October 10, 2000  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Wakayama, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 22 Years Old
Height 156cm
Professional Info
Agency cent. Force
Social Networks Instagram / TikTok / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team 8/Team B
Debuted April 2014 / Team 8
Graduated June 2020

Yamamoto Ruka was a member of AKB48's Team 8 and Team B. She was also a member of TinTlip. She is now affiliated with cent. Force.


IRUKA to ittara? (Ruka) Ruka to ittara (IRUKA) Wakayama-ken kara kimashita 22-sai no Yamamoto Ruka desu
(If I talk about a dolphin (iruka)? (Ruka) If I talk about Ruka? (Dolphin) I came from Wakayama prefecture, 22-year old Yamamoto Ruka)


  • Team 8 Performances: Tokushima, Nagano, Okinawa, Hyogo
  • Audition song: Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?
  • Hobbies: Eating, playinga, watching movies
  • Special skills: Say "Yoyoyoyo" very quickly
  • Strong points: Positive thinking
  • Weak points: Inadequate
  • Charm point: Eyes, lips
  • Favorite word: Free for students
  • Favorite foods: Meat!
  • Most admire person: Shiroma Miru, Owada Nana, Kojima Mako
  • Close friends: Hattori Yuna
  • Describe yourself in one word: Girl who always positive thinking
  • Thing I want most now: Love from everyone
  • How I relieve my stress: Eating a lot then sleeping
  • Future Dream: Want to be a charming woman
  • Animal you wold describe yourself as: Monkey
  • Favorite song: Yama e Yukou
  • A place you'd like to go when you're allowed to drive: Shirahama beach, because the sea is very beautiful there
  • Message to the fans: I will do my very best in order to make everyone smile!
  • Her parents liked dolphins (iruka), thus her name
  • One of the 16 selected Team 8 members that performed 10nen Zakura on the 1st day of the AKB48 Group Tokyo Dome Concert. The members were selected through a special audition on Nemousu TV Season 16

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

Team 8Team 8 and Team B → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team 8 member on April 3, 2014
Has a Concurrent Position in AKB48's Team B from December 08, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
Graduated from AKB48 Team 8 and Team B on June 28, 2020 (Announcement: March 21, 2020)

Singles Participation

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

81 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
84 (Sono Shizuku wa, Mirai e to Tsunagaru Niji ni Naru.)

Concert Units

AKB48 Group Tokyo Dome Concert 〜Suru na yo? Suru na yo? Zettai Sotsugyou Happyou Suru na yo?〜

Team 8 National Tour 〜47 no Suteki na Machi e〜


8gatsu 8nichi wa Eito no Hi Natsu da! Eito da! Pitto Matsuri 2018


AKB48 Team B Tandoku Concert 〜Megami wa Kawaii Dake Janai〜

AKB48 Team 8 Cuties Concert 〜We are!! Cuties!〜

AKB48 Team 8 Everybody Concert 〜Come On!! Everybody!〜

2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


Yamamoto Ruka (2019)
Yamamoto Ruka (July 2018 - Team 8)
Yamamoto Ruka 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Yamamoto Ruka (2018) (AKB48)
Yamamoto Ruka (July 2017)
Yamamoto Ruka 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Yamamoto Ruka (2017) (AKB48)
Yamamoto Ruka (December 2016)
Yamamoto Ruka (2016) (AKB48)
Yamamoto Ruka (2016)
Yamamoto Ruka (2015)
Yamamoto Ruka (2014)
Yamamoto Ruka (2014)
Yamamoto Ruka (2014)