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- Fun with Acronyms: "AKB" stands for Akihabara, the neighborhood in Tokyo where the group has its own theatre.
- Hey, It's That Girl!: Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi appeared in Kamen Rider Double as Queen and Elizabeth, two of the main character's Joshikousei informants (the Deadpan Snarker and the Genki Girl, respectively).
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Can be heard in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph singing the theme song from the game Sugar Rush.
- What Could Have Been:
- Kashiwagi Yuki auditioned for Morning Musume before joining AKB but was cut from the third round. Ultimately, things turned out for the better for her as captain of Team B but one can't help but wonder how she would have worked in Morning Musume...
- Sato Sumire also auditioned for Morning Musume, but failed the audition.