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Yabuki in November 2018
|Born||18 June 2001
|Labels||EMI Records , Off The Record|
Nako Yabuki (矢吹奈子code: ja is deprecated , Yabuki Nako, born 18 June, 2001) is a Japanese singer and actress. She is a member of the Japanese idol girl group HKT48 and is a former member of the South Korean-Japanese girl group Iz*One after the competition television show Produce 48.
She joined HKT48 in November 2013. From 2015 to 2017, she was a concurrent member of AKB48. In 2018, she competed in the South Korean survival show Produce 48. She placed sixth and debuted as a member of Iz*One. She is an exclusive model for Love Berry. Nako is also known for her role as young Minami Asakura in the film Touch (2005).
Yabuki made her film debut as young Minami Asakura in the coming-of-age film Touch in 2005. Two years later, she appeared in JCB and Dainichi (ja) commercials. In 2009, she appeared in the made for television films Detective Samonji Susumu and My Father's Longest Day. She appeared in a Koala's March commercial in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in the short film On the Shinhori River. The following year, she appeared in the tokusatsu superhero film Gatchaman.
Yabuki is a fan of Rino Sashihara. During an AKB48 handshake event, she met Sashihara, who told her to audition for the group. Yabuki decided to audition for HKT48 instead, after Sashihara was demoted and transferred to HKT48. In 2013, she passed the third generation auditions for HKT48.
In 2018, Nako participated in reality girl group survival show Produce 48, and after ranking #6 in the final ranking, she placed in the top twelve, and became a member of Korean-Japanese idol group Iz*One. She and the other two Japanese members of the group took a hiatus from their respective Japanese groups until their contracts with Iz*One expire in April 2021.
On April 29, 2021, her contract with Iz*One officially expired and she and the other two Japanese members returned to Japan. On May 15, 2021, she officially resumed HKT48 activities with a theatre appearance.
AKB48 general election placements
Since her debut in 2013, Yabuki has taken part in five of AKB48's annual general elections. Her placements were as follows :
|Edition||Year||Final rank||Number of votes||Position on single||Single
|6||2014||Not ranked||Not ranked||Not ranked||Not ranked|
|8||2016||28||28,276||Undergirls||Densetsu no Sakana|
|9||2017||37||25,364||Next Girls||Tomadotte Tameratte|
|2020||"Secret Story of the Swan (Japanese Ver.)"||Oneiric Diary||MosPick, Sakura Miyawaki|
|"Violeta (Japanese Ver.)"||Twelve||Seung-soo|
|2005||Touch||Young Minami Asakura|
|2012||On the Shinhori River||Short film|
|2013||Gatchaman||Dr. Nambu's daughter|
|2020||Eyes On Me: The Movie||Yabuki Nako (Herself)|
|2009||Detective Samonji Susumu||young Natsume||Television film|
|2009||My Father's Longest Day||Television film|
|2015||Fukuoka Love White Paper||Wakana|
|2015||Majisuka Gakuen 0: Kisaradzu Rantō-hen||Namaiki|
|2016||AKB Love Night Love Factory||Rin||Episode: "Graduation"|
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