Kana Kobayashi (小林 香菜, Kobayashi Kana, born 17 May 1991, in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan)[1] is a Japanese idol who is a former member of AKB48[2][3] who was part of Team B and later Team K.[4][5] She has appeared in a number of television shows, feature films and stage productions. Kobayashi is represented with Promage.[6]

Kana Kobayashi
小林 香菜
Kana Kobayashi in Japan Expo 2009 (3 July 2009).
Kana Kobayashi in Japan Expo 2009 (3 July 2009).
Background information
Also known as
  • Kana-chan (かなちゃん)
  • KK
  • Kāchi (かぁち)
  • Kacchan (かっちゃん)
Born (1991-05-17) May 17, 1991 (age 33)
Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan[1]
GenresIdol music
Occupation(s)Idol
Years active2006–
LabelsKing Records (AKB48)
WebsiteOfficial website

On July 8, 2021, Kobayashi announced her marriage to a non celebrity boyfriend who works as an investor. She gave birth to a son in March 16, 2022.[7]

On January 17, 2023, she announced on her social media that her divorce was completed and will focus on her efforts of raising her child as a single mother.

AKB48 discography

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Singles

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Title Notes
"Aitakatta"
"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" "Virgin love"; as part of Team K
"Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō"
"Yūhi o Miteiru ka?" "Yūhi o Miteiru ka?" (Himawari 2.0 Mix)
"Romance, Irane" "Romance, Irane" (Himawari 2.0 Mix)
"Ōgoe Diamond" "Ōgoe Diamond" (Team K ver.); as part of Team K
"River" "Hikōkigumo"; as part Theater Girls
"Ponytail to Shushu" "Boku no Yell"; as part of Theater Girls
"Beginner" "Nakeru Basho"; as part of Diva
"Chance no Junban" "Love Jump"; as part of Team B
"Sakura no Ki ni Narō" "Area K"; as part of Diva
"Everyday, Katyusha" "Hito no Chikara"; as part of Under Girls
"Kaze wa Fuiteiru" "Vamos"; as part of Under Girls Bara-gumi
"Ue kara Mariko" "Yobisute Fantasy"; as part of Team B
"Give Me Five!" "Yungu ya Furoito no Baai"; as part of Special Girls C
"Manatsu no Sounds Good!" "3ttsu no namida"; as part of Special Girls
"Gingham Check" "DoReMiFa Onchi"; as part of Next Girls
"Uza" "Scrap & Build"; as part of Team K
"Eien Pressure" "Watashitachi no Reason"
"So Long!" "Yūhi Marie"; as part of Oshima Team K
"Sayonara Crawl" "How come?"; as part of Team K
"Heart Electric" "Sasameyuki Regret"; as part of Team K
"Mae shika Mukanee" "Koi toka..."
"Labrador Retriever"
  • "Kyō made no Melody"
  • "Aishiki Rival"; as part of Team K
"Kibōteki Refrain" "Hajimete no Drive"; as part of Team K
"Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" "Kin no Hane o Motsu Hito yo"; as part of Team B

Albums

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Title Song Notes
Kamikyokutachi "Kimi to Niji to Taiyō to"
Koko ni Ita Koto "Renai Circus" As part of Team B
"Koko ni Ita Koto" As part of AKB48+SKE48+NMB48+HKT48
1830m "Nōkan" As part of Team B
"Aozora yo Sabishikunai ka?" As part of AKB48+SKE48+NMB48+HKT48
Tsugi no Ashiato "Tsuyo-sa to Yowa-sa no Ma de"
"Kyōhan-sha" As part of Team K
Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! "Conveyor" As part of Yokoyama Team K
0 to 1 no Aida "Music Junkie" As part of Team B

Theatre performances

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Title Song Notes Ref.
Team K 1st Stage: Party ga Hajimaru yo "Skirt, Hirari" Atsuko Maeda took her place at the time
Team K 2nd Stage: Seishun Girls "Ame no Dōbutsuen"
Team K 3rd Stage: Nōnai Paradise "Kurukurupā"
Himawari-gumi 1st Stage: Boku no Taiyō "Idol nante Yobanaide" Tomomi Kasai's standby
Himawari-gumi 2nd Stage: Yume o Shina seru wake ni ikanai "Tonari no Banana" Tomomi Kasai's standby
"Hajimete no Jellybeans" Understudy at the time when the main members were absent
Team K 4th Stage: Saishū Bell ga Naru "16-ri Shimai no Uta"
Team K 5th Stage: Gyaku Agari "Wagamamana Nagareboshi"
Theatre G-Rosso: Yume o Shina seru wake ni ikanai "Bye Bye Bye" Haruna Kojima, Moeno Nito, and Ami Maeda's standby
Team B 5th Stage: Theater no Megami "Locker Room Boy"
"Arashi no Yoru ni wa" Mika Komori's unit-understudy
Miho Miyazaki's position and Tomu Muto's understudy
"Candy" Tomomi Kasai's position and Jurina Matsui's understudy
SDN48 1st Stage: Yūwaku no Garter "Yūwaku no Garter" Sayaka Akimoto, later Mami Kato's position
Team K Waiting Kōen II: Saishū Bell ga Naru "19-ri Shimai no Uta" Yuko Oshima's understudy
Team K 7th Stage: Reset "Ashita no tame ni Kiss o" Haruka Shimada's understudy
Team Surprise: Jūryoku Sympathy "1994-nen no Raimei" Tomomi Itano's position and Aki Takajō, later Ayaka Okada [8]

Publications

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Videos

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Year Title
2009 Kurukuru Densetsu

Filmography

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TV drama

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Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 Majisuka Gakuen Majusuka Gakuen student TV Tokyo Final episode
2011 Sakura kara no Tegami: AKB48 sorezore no Sotsugyō Monogatari Kana Kobayashi NTV
Majisuka Gakuen 2 Kana TV Tokyo Final episode
2013 So Long! NTV Episode 2

TV variety

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Year Title Network Notes Ref.
AKB0-ji 59-fun! NTV Irregular appearances
AKBingo! NTV Irregular appearances
2008 AKB48 Neshin TV Family Gekijo Seasons 1 to 5, 7, and 14 and Special 2009
Shūkan AKB TV Tokyo Irregular appearances
Nekketsu Bo-So TV CTC
2011 Naruhodo! High School NTV
AKB48 Comte: Bimyo Hikari TV Channel
2012 AKB48 no anta, Dare? NotTV Irregular appearances
Udo-chan-Kana-chan: Onayami Sōdan Honpo Tokyo MX [9]
Bimyona Tobira: AKB48 no Gachichare Hikari TV Channel
2014 Ariyoshi AKB Kyōwakoku TBS Irregular appearances
2016 Tokyo Crasso! Tokyo MX [10]

Other TV programmes

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Year Title Network Notes
Suiensaa NHK-E Irregular appearances
2011 School Live Show NHK-E
2013 Bebop! High Heel ABC
2016 Koshigaya o Energetic ni o Todoke: Negisshu!! J:Com Channel Saitama Higashi [a]

Films

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata Hinako's classmate
2010 Re:Play-Girls Mami
2011 Hai! Moshimoshi, Ōtsuka Yakkyoku desu ga Emi Nagasaku Lead role
2012 Ultraman Saga Maomi Osumi [11]

Stage

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2009 Shinka Episode 2
2010 Momoiro Shoten e yōkoso

Radio

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Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2006 Countdown Japan Tokyo FM
2007 AKB48: Ashita made mō chotto. NCB Irregular appearances
2008 On 8 Bay FM
2010 AKB48 no All Night Nippon NBS
AKB48 Sayaka Akimoto-Sae Miyazawa no ukkari Channel NCB
Radio Drama: Double Heroine Sumiko NCB Episode 4
2011 Tokyo Tower presents Diamond Veil Tokyo FM Saturday DJ
333 Fri. from Tokyo Tower InterFM Friday DJ [12]
2012 Kakedase! NHK Radio 1, NHK World Radio Japan
AKB48 Amina Sato no "Konoyo ni Komoji wa irimasen!" Radio Nippon
AKB Radio Drama Gekijō NBS
All Night Nippon Gold NBS
2013 wktk Radio Gakuen NHK Radio 1
clipclip no Onagokai NCB

Internet

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Image-TV Kodansha Moura

Music videos

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Year Title
2016 SKE48 Sae Miyazawa to Nakama-tachi "Tabi no Tochū"

Events

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2009 A Witch's Tale
2011 Odawara Film Festival
Kokusai Shinrin-toshi Symposium
2012 Kana Kobayashi no "Konya dake no o yome-san" Archived 2016-11-12 at the Wayback Machine

Dubbing

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Bibliography

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Photobooks

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Year Title Ref.
2009 Kana Kobayashi: Dokidoki Gravure Nyūmon! [14]

Magazine serialisations

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Year Title Notes
2008 Up to boy "Kana Kobayashi no yo no naka Nyūmon"

Calendars

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Year Title
2011 Kana Kobayashi: 2012-nen Calendar
2012 Takujō Kana Kobayashi: 2013-nen Calendar
2013 Takujō Kana Kobayashi: 2014-nen Calendar
2014 Clear File-tsuki Takujō Kana Kobayashi: 2015-nen Calendar

Others

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Year Title Notes
2011 Tokyo Headline Irregular
2013 Nihon Nōgyō Shinbun "Fle Marche 9-gō"
2014 Yomiuri Kodomo Shinbun
Public Relations Koshigaya

Notes

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  1. ^ Broadcast in J:Com Kasakube, J:Com Koshigaya, J:Com Saitama Keno, and J:Com Soka.

References

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  1. ^ a b "アイドルグループ「AKB48」 小林香菜さん" (in Japanese). Koshigaya City Hall. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  2. ^ "AKB最後の2期生小林香菜が卒業 劇場出演数1位". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). Nikkan Sport Shinbun. 17 Jan 2016. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  3. ^ "AKB48最後の2期生・小林香菜が卒業発表". Music Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 17 Jan 2016. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  4. ^ "組閣後新体制". AKB48 official blog (in Japanese). Ameba Blog. 24 Aug 2016. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  5. ^ "AKB48新組閣発足は11月1日、ウェイティング公演も決定". Music Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 8 Oct 2012. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  6. ^ Kobayashi, Kana (1 Sep 2016). "新しいご報告". Kana Kobayashi Official blog (in Japanese). Ameba Blog. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  7. ^ "半年記念日と1日過ぎた日にプロポーズしてもらいました". Kana Kobayashi Twitter (in Japanese). 小林香菜. Retrieved 2 Aug 2021.
  8. ^ "AKB小林香菜が卒業「幸せ」劇場出演1位928回". Nikkan Sports Com (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports Shimbun. 31 Mar 2016. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  9. ^ Kobayashi, Kana (19 Apr 2012). "嬉しいご報告(。・・)ノ゛". Kana Kobayashi official blog (in Japanese). Ameba Blog. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  10. ^ "東京クラッソ!2016年04月02日". Tokyo Tower vs Tokyo Skytree (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  11. ^ "劇場版ウルトラマン最新作にAKB48秋元、宮澤ら7名出演". Music Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 22 Nov 2011. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
  12. ^ "333 Fri. from TOKYO TOWER" (in Japanese). InterFM. Archived from the original on 2011-12-03. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "ザ・ロストシティ -日本語吹き替え版". Fukikaeru. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  14. ^ "小林香菜グラビアアイドル化計画!". AKB48 official blog (in Japanese). Ameba Blog. 4 Mar 2009. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016.
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