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Tomoka Itano


Japanese Name 板野友華 (いたのともか)
Romanized Name Itano Tomoka
English Name Tomoka Itano
Age Unknown
Birthday Unknown
Height Unknown
Homeworld Akibastar
First Appearance
Debut Episode 5 - Their Day Off
Voice Actress/Actor
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Tomoka Itano[1] was a former member of AKB0048. On Akibastar, she was known as Tomomi Itano the 10th (板野 友美 (いたの ともみ)), also known as Tomochin (ともちん). She is the older sister of Tomoyo Itano


Tomoka's appearance in the manga while performing River.

Tomoka has long curly hair, blonde hair and golden eyes. She has a diamond-shaped lining on her hair, indicating that she had graduated. Like all members of AKB0048, she had a heart-shaped lining on her hair and eyes. She wears signature large yellow and pink heart earrings.

In the manga AKB0048 Episode 0, she had a heart-shaped lining in her hair like all members of AKB0048.




Season 1[]

She appears in Episode 5 on the members' day off when Tomochin, her younger sister, visits home bringing along Yuka and Orine.

Season 2 - Next Stage[]

She appears in Episode 17 in Tomochin's flashback of the last General Elections, and in the audience when Tomochin gives her speech after receiving 8th place.

AKB48 Member[]

Tomomi Itano in 2013.

Tomomi Itano was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan on July 3, 1991. She officially joined AKB48 in 2005 at the age of fourteen. In addition to being one of the group's Senbatsu members, she is also a part time model and actress. She has featured in the popular Japanese fashion magazine Cawaii, and released her own photobook in 2009. She has also had a few starring roles on TV as well, playing Shibuya in the television show "Majisuka Gaiden". She also was part of the subunit "Queen & Elizabeth", and appeared on Kamen Rider W during the series run. Some interesting facts about Itano include that she wishes she was older, and she considers her petite mouth her cute point. She graduated from AKB48 in 2013.






  • As of Episode 5, Tomoka's grandmother is the oldest former member of AKB0048 that the members of the 77th Generation have met.
  • This is so far the only time that a family has been seen carrying on the name of an original member of AKB0048.
  • At the end of Episode 5, Tomoka and her family try to teach Yuka and Orine their petite mouth look, which the original Tomomi considered her favorite feature of herself.
  • Tomoka was the 10th person to hold the name of her original predecessor.
  • She was the 10th Tomomi Itano for at least 3 years before her sister, Tomoyo took over the name.[2]
  • In Episode 17, her sister Tomoyo Itano, Tomomi Itano the 11th, reveals that at the previous General Elections, Tomomi Itano the 10th ranked 8th as well.


  1. AKB0048 Blu-Ray Volume 3 Booklet.
  2. AKB0048 Episode 0 manga.