|Japanese Name||片桐 ツバサ (かたがり つばさ)|
|Romanized Name||Tsubasa Katagiri|
|English Name||Katagiri Tsubasa|
|Debut||Episode 01 - The Indelible Dream|
|Japanese Voice||Yumi Kakazu|
|English Voice||Shelley Calene-Black/Meaghan Avocado (Younger)|
Tsubasa Katagiri is the producer and manager of AKB0048 . She sometimes plays the role of a priestess doing prayers for a mysterious entity . When she was an AKB0048 member, she was known as Mariko Shinoda the 7th (篠田 麻里子 (しのだ まりこ)), also known as Maririn (まりりん) and Mariko-sama.
She is often seen wearing white shoes, a blue outfit, and holding an iPad like device. Her hair is short and blond and has blue eyes. She has a diamond-shaped lining on her hair and eyes just like other graduates of AKB0048. When she was an AKB0048 member, she used to have the heart-shaped lining in her hair and eyes like all the others members and trainees.
Tsubasa is an assertive but kind woman, doing her best to comfort the understudies and help them settle into the difficult schedule that all AKB0048 idols must undertake. She is friends with Ushiyama. She is usually a calm, reserved character, and there is also an air of mystery to her due to the fact she never discusses her past.
- Before her graduation, Tsubasa was Mariko Shinoda the 7th for at least 3 years.
- Tsubasa might have been related to the last Acchan, since both of their last names are Katagiri.
- Tsubasa's successor ends up being Mimori Kishida, who becomes Mariko Shinoda the 8th.
- She won the general election once and became the Center, but she didn't manage to become the Center Nova.