|Japanese Name||桜木千春 (さくらぎ ちはる)|
|Romanized Name||Sakuragi Chiharu|
|English Name||Chiharu Sakuragi|
|Debut||Episode 01 - The Indelible Dream|
|Japanese Voice||Mamiko Noto|
|English Voice||Nancy Novotny|
Chiharu Sakuragi is one of the current members of AKB0048 . On Akibastar, she is known as Haruna Kojima the 8th (小嶋陽菜 （こじま はるな, also known as Kojiharu (こじはる) and Nyan-Nyan.
Kojiharu has long curly peach-pink hair and light pink-purple eyes. Like all members of AKB0048, she has a heart-shaped lining on her hair and eyes.
She has a habit of saying "Nyan-Nyan". Haruna also appears to be very flirty, as she blew kisses to the audience and stunned three men with heart shaped kisses during her first appearance.
- Her forename, Haru from Haruna can mean 'spring'.
- Kojiharu is skilled at the piano.
- In episode 4, she ranked 7th at the General Elections. However, she reveals that at the early results of the General Elections, she ranked 5th and admitted that she was disappointed that her ranking dropped.
- Since she is from the 72nd Generation, she became an understudy when she was 15 years old.