Miyu Takeuchi

Miyu Takeuchi
竹内 美宥
Born (1996-01-12) January 12, 1996 (age 24)
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2008–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Associated acts

Miyu Takeuchi (竹内 美宥, Takeuchi Miyu, born January 12, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese singer based in South Korea. She is a former member of the Japanese idol group, AKB48.[1]


2008: Pre-debut[]

Prior to joining AKB48, Takeuchi appeared in Little By Little's music video for "Ameagari no Kyū na Sakamichi" and was a member of girl group Fruit.[2]

2009–2018: AKB48 and Produce 48[]

Takeuchi passed AKB48 auditions in 2009. While she was a trainee, she was part of the sub-unit Mini Skirt and released the song "Mini Skirt no Yōsei" to promote the arcade game Pretty Rhythm: Mini Skirt, which later featured a likeness of her as a playable character during the Season 2 update.[3] She was promoted to full member status in 2010, and was announced as a member of AKB48's newly formed Team 4 in 2011.[4]

Takeuchi signed to OH Enterprise in 2012.[5] Later that year, Team 4 was disbanded, and Takeuchi was moved to AKB48's Team B.[6] During this time, Takeuchi uploaded home recordings of song covers on social media. In 2014, she began to post song covers on her YouTube channel.[7]

In 2018, Takeuchi participated in the South Korean competition series Produce 48 as one of the Japanese contestants from AKB48 and its sister groups. She finished in 17th place.[8][9]

2018–present: Departure from AKB48[]

Four days after the Produce 48 finale, on September 4, 2018, Takeuchi announced her departure from AKB48.[10] Her last performance with AKB48 took place on December 25, 2018,[11] and her contract with OH Enterprise ended on December 31, 2018.[12]

On March 8, 2019, South Korean entertainment company Mystic Story announced that they had signed an official contract with Takeuchi.[13]

On October 22, 2019, Takeuchi released her first solo single, as well as her first Korean single and first single in Mystic Story, titled "My Type" (내 타입) as part of Mystic Story's CEO Yoon Jong Shin's Yoon Jong Shin Monthly Project 2019.[14]

Personal life[]

Takeuchi was accepted to Keio University in 2013, attending classes at Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa campus while continuing to perform at the AKB48 theater in Akihabara.[15]


As main artist[]

Title Year Album
"My Type"
(내 타입)
2019 Yoon Jong Shin Monthly Project 2019: October

As featured artist[]

Title Year Album
"Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun"
(with Junichi Inagaki)
2015 A Man and A Woman 5
"Kimi ni Todoke"
(with Kobasolo)
2017 Collection
"Sangatsu Kokonoka"
(with Kobasolo)
"Baby I Love U"
(with Kobasolo)
2019 Collection 2

Singles with AKB48[]

Title Year Album
"Manatsu no Sounds Good! 2012 Tsugi no Ashiato
"Eien Pressure"
"No Way Man" 2018 Non-album single

Other appearances[]

Title Year Album
"Nekkoya (Pick Me)"
(Produce 48 theme song)
2018 Non-album single
"See You Again" 30 Girls 6 Concepts
"We Together" Produce 48 – Final



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou Nozomi Yuusa [16]
2014 Nemurihime: Dream On Dreamer Hiiragi [17]

Television series[]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Majisuka Gakuen Miyu TV Tokyo Season 3[18]

Television shows[]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010–2018 AKBingo! Herself Nippon TV Variety show regular
2011–2017 AKB48 Nemousu TV Herself Family Gekijo Variety show regular
2013–2018 AKB48 Show! Herself NHK Variety show regular
2018 Produce 48 Herself Mnet Reality competition show


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Pretty Rhythm: Mini Skirt Miyumiyu Season 2[19][20]

Radio shows[]

Year Title Role Network
2013–2015 AKB48 Konya wa Kaeranai ("AKB48 Not Going Home Tonight") Host (with Karen Iwata, Tomu Muto) Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting


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