Minegishi Minami

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Minegishi Minami
Minegishi Minami (2019)
Kanji 峯岸みなみ
Kana みねぎし みなみ
Romaji Minegishi Minami
Nickname Miichan (みぃちゃん)
Birth Info
Birthdate November 15, 1992  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Tokyo, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 29 Years Old
Height 158cm
Professional Info
Agency Mama & Son Inc.
Social Networks Official Fanclub / 7gogo / Instagram / TikTok / Twitter / Weibo / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team K
Debuted October 2005 / 1st Generation
Graduated May 2021

Minegishi Minami was a member of AKB48's Team K. She is also a member of No Sleeves and a former member of Melisma. She is currently affiliated with Mama & Son Inc.



年中無休の反抗期! みぃちゃんこと峯岸みなみです。
Nenchuumukyuu no hankouki! Miichan koto Minegishi Minami desu.
(Rebellious age for 7 days a week! I'm Minegishi Minami, also known as Miichan.)


  • Favourite drama: Kids' War
  • Favourite flower: Lavender
  • Favourite food: Fried prawns
  • Habits: Clicking her fingers
  • During her teenage years, Minegishi was known as the "rebellious child."
  • Good friends with: Maeda Atsuko, Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Oshima Yuko and Nishino Miki
  • Was the Oldest member in Team K
  • Known for her good relationship with younger members
  • Former leader of the Driving Club
  • Doesn't like tomatoes
  • Has been participating in dance lessons since grade 1 and considers it her favorite sport
  • Had the nickname Gojira (Godzilla) in primary school, but she was also often associated with Gachapin (a Japanese children's cartoon character)
  • When she was one year old, she received a cuddly toy named "Beaver-chan." She introduced the toy to her fans in the introduction profile video for AKB48's first single Aitakatta. After this, it also appeared in her first photobook and her parents took it with them to see Miichan backstage after the General Election 2013.
  • Her father was a big fan of Asaka Yui and Minamino Yoko, and frequently asked Minami to take photos of the other AKB48 members.
  • Her parents used to run a restaurant named "Tea Room Tane" located in Takashimadaira, Tokyo. On February 26, 2016 it was remodelled to a beer speciality pub named "Kirigirisu" (Cricket). It could be possible that the name is derived from the No Sleeves song Kirigirisu Jin.
  • She wants to get married at around age 30. She would like her future husband to call her 'Minami' rather than 'Miichan.' She has shared she used to feel jealous of Takahashi Minami because everyone called her Minami in the beginning, while she was referred to as Miichan.
  • She used to want to be the perfect idol type, but she was often told she would fit better as a variety idol due to her rebellious persona. She was unhappy with this for a while, but eventually embraced being a Variety Idol and these days, she is frequently a guest on different types of variety shows.
  • She collects hats.
  • She keeps warm in winter by pretending it's summer and feeling thankful that it's so breezy. She learned this from a manga.
  • She is often jealous of Kojima Haruna for being able to write kanji that she can't write herself.
  • She is allergic to cats but grew out of it and in 2020, on the recommendation of Kojima Haruna, got a Scottish Fold she called Shakeh (Salmon)
  • She is the only AKB48 member to have been on all four teams and a Kenkyuusei
  • Her screen name in Majisuka Gakuen 2 was "Shaku" (screentime) as that was always what she was striving for.
  • Former member of the fake group "SONE" with Kitahara Rie, Sashihara Rino and Miyazaki Miho, that regularly participated on Request Hour MCs. They “disbanded” in 2014.
  • She had her 1000th theater performance on February 21, 2020.
  • Despite being the last member of the 1st Generation to graduate, she was never the oldest active member of the AKB48 group. Kashiwagi Yuki of the 3rd Generation was older than her.
  • Her poster for the 2017 General Election was designed by Lily Franky, a Japanese award winning illustrator, writer and actor.
  • Jabaja is the first single since debut to not include Minegishi on any song.



  • At the age of 13, she joined AKB48 on October 30th as a member of the first Generation, also known as the Original Team A. She was the second youngest member after Masuyama Kayano.
  • On December 8th she was part of the Grand Theatre Opening in Akihabara, Tokyo during AKB48's first stage performance; this marks the day of the AKB48 Anniversary now.



  • Minegishi was part of the AKB48 drama movie "Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata" (English Title: How to Become Myself).
  • She was also part of the AKB48 satiric horror movie "Densen Uta" (English Title: Contagious Song).


  • Starting on January 24th, Minegishi became a regular member to appear on AKB48's first personal variety show AKB 1ji 59fun!. In April, the show's title was changed to AKB 0ji 59fun!. After having two successful seasons, the show was again retitled to AKBINGO! in October.
  • From August 28th to October 2nd, Minegishi was a regular on the NHK drama "Cat's Street".
  • On August 22nd, Minegishi released her first solo book SOUTH. In December there was also a Behind the Scenes DVD released under the same title.
  • Together with Kojima Haruna and Takahashi Minami, she was cast in the comedic drama "Men★dol ~Ikemen Idol~". It was about three girls not making the cut as idols, so they pretended to be male and formed a boy group called "Persona." As Persona, the three of them released the songs 3seconds and Christmas Present. At the end of the drama, they presented themselves as the new female idol group No Sleeves and sang their first single Relax!. No Sleeves became an official sub-unit of AKB48 after this, and Relax! was their first single (released November 26th).


  • In AKB48's first AKB48 General Election, Minegishi reached rank 16, making her a senbatsu member for the 13th single Iiwake Maybe.
  • From July 7th to September 8th, Minegishi was part of the drama "Koishi te Akuma~Vampire☆Boy".
  • During the 2009 Team Shuffle, Minegishi was transferred to Team K.



  • From February 26th to March 2nd, she was a cast member of the AKB48 drama TV series Sakura Kara no Tegami.
  • Minegishi was again chosen to appear in Majisuka Gakuen 2, which started on April 15th.
  • Released on June 4, was part of the cast for Moshidora.
  • No Sleeves released their first self-titled album "No Sleeves. The Limited Type C Edition featured Minegishi on a solo jacket, as well as her first solo song Watashi wa Watashi. Furthermore, Minegishi's unit song from the AmebagPigg Unit Battle, "Shaku ga Hoshii", was also included on her album version. The album managed to reach #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and debuted at #1 on the Daily Charts.
  • During the second Janken Taikai, Minegishi ranked third and thus made senbatsu for the 24th single Ue Kara Mariko.


  • Airing from April 13th to June 29th on HBC and from April 16th to June 25th, she was part of the drama "Super Girl".
  • On August 24th, she was transferred to Umeda Team B.


  • Due to news that were published the tabloid "Bunshun Weekly", Minegishi was demoted to Kenkyuusei status on February 1st. She also cut her hair drastically.
  • Despite her scandal and uncertain future, Minegishi ranked at 18th in the General Election.
  • On August 24th, she was made Team captain of Team 4 during Day 3 of the Tokyo Dome Concert of the AKB48 5 Big Dome Concert Tour.


  • For the 32nd single So long!, Minegishi was one of the actresses for the drama video that was filmed by Team B.
  • On June 20th, activities paused due to medical treatment as Minegishi was diagnosed with a renal cyst.


  • During the AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015, Minegishi was apppointed Team Captain of Team K.
  • She was part of episode 35 of "AKB48 Horror Night Adrenalin Night".
  • She was also part of episode 9 of "AKB48 Love Night Factory".


  • Before Takahashi Minami's graduation concert, Minegishi did the introduction ("Kage Ana"). She was also part of almost every MC, and they performed Junai no Crescendo as No Sleeves.
  • Minegishi was cast for the movie "Joshikou" (Girls High School), which was released on April 9th.
  • During the General Election, she was voted into 17th place, which made her the Undergirls Center for Densetsu no Sakana.
  • On July 12th, her second photobook "Watashi wa Watashi" was released.


  • Like at Takahashi's graduation, Minegishi did the Kage Ana for Kojima Haruna's graduation concert. Again, they performed Junai no Crescendo. After Haruna's graduation process was finished, Minegishi was officially left as the last member of the 1st Generation/Original Team A.
  • During a SHOWROOM Livestream on September 5th together with Takahashi Minami and Kojima Haruna, it was announced that the agency Minegishi is now affiliated with is "Mama & Son", a sub-corporate of Ogi.



  • On February 2nd, appeared on the variety show Saturday Plus as a guest host.
  • On February 7th, appeared as an MC on the radio show UPARETE Yasushima.
  • On March 20th, appeared in the variety show Baguette.
  • From March 29th to April 15th, appeared in the traditional style stage drama, Futari Okuni. It is a Kabuki style dance theater.
  • On April 5th, appeared in the TV Asahi drama "Rikon na Futari" (Divorced Two).
  • From August 9th to 18th, a solo photo exhibition in cooperation with photographer Takahashi Yuya was held in Shibuya.
  • On December 8th, at AKB48's 14th Anniversary Stage, announced her graduation during the AKB48 Anniversary stage. She also announced she would not drink any alcohol any longer to become healthier for her graduation performance.


  • On February 21st, had her 1,000th theater performance.
  • On March 18th, was part of her first senbatsu again for the single Shitsuren, Arigatou since 11gatsu no Anklet in 2017.
    • The single would also include her graduation song.
  • On April 2nd, her graduation concert was supposed to take place but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • On June 21st, appeared in the first MiiYuki Social Distance Stage with Kashiwagi Yuki.
  • On August 31st, appeared in the second MiiYuki Social Distance Stage with Kashiwagi Yuki.
  • On September 1st, wrote and published her first own article in the Mirror Asahi online magazine and opened about problems with self-confidence, substance abuse and loneliness.
  • On October 1st, started her own radio show, "Minegishi Minami no Yappari Kyou mo Homeraretai" (峯岸みなみのやっぱり今日も褒められたい) (Minegishi Minami's I Want to be Praised Again Today After All).
  • On November 23rd, hosted AKB48 e-Sports Tournament 〜Hanarete Tsuyokunatta Mono, wa Hommono.〜.
  • On November 24th, =LOVE (Equal Love) released the music video for their song "Shukipi" (しゅきぴ), which Minami directed.


  • On February 11th, had her final handshake event (online).
  • On February 16th, appeared on the variety show "London Hearts."
  • On March 29th, it was announced that her graduation concert would be held on May 23rd, at the PIA Arena MM.
  • On May 23rd, held her graduation concert "Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~." She centered a total of 20 songs.
  • On May 28th, held her final theater performance.
  • On October 30th, appeared in "Unlucky Girl" as Nonaka Miki.
  • On November 8th, the CM for MISHONE featuring Minami was released.


  • From January 13th to February 12th, will appear as Columbia in a performance of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show".
  • On March 31st, it was announced she would be a regular guest on AKB48's new variety programme, AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san.
  • Released on June 17th, appeared in the music video "KIMINO HABURASHI" (君の歯ブラシ) by Maharajan.
  • From July 5th, will be one of three hosts of the dating reality show Shuffle Island Season 2 (シャッフルアイランド Season 2).

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

Team ATeam KTeam BAKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam 4Team K → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team A member on October, 2005
Transferred to Team K on August 23, 2009 (2009 Team Shuffle)
Transferred to Team B on August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle)
Demoted to Kenkyuusei due to a scandal on February 1, 2013
Promoted to Team 4 on August 24, 2013 (Tokyo Dome Concert)
Transferred to Team K on March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015)
Graduated from AKB48's Team K on May 28, 2021 (Announcement: December 8, 2020 | Graduation Concert: May 23, 2021)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs

No Sleeves A-Sides

No Sleeves B-Sides

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


No Sleeves




Stage Units

A1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Kiss wa Dame yo (2nd Unit)
A2 (Aitakatta)
Nagisa no CHERRY
Rio no Kakumei
A3 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Nage Kiss de Uchi Otose!
Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
A4 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Junai no Crescendo
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Idol Nante Yobanaide (1st Unit)
Himawarigumi 2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Bye Bye Bye (1st Unit + Revival)
A5 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
Renai Kinshi Jourei
Gyakuten Oujisama
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Suiyoubi no Alice
Suteki na Sankaku Kankei
Megami wa Doko de Hohoemu?
Team B Waiting Stage
Omoide Ijou
KKS6 (Boku no Taiyou)
Idol Nante Yobanaide
KKS7 (Pajama Drive)
Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc
42 (Te wo Tsunaginagara)
Kono Mune no Barcode
43 (Idol no Yoake)
Tengoku Yarou
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou?
Shitsuren Doumei
Ai no Kawa
SS1 (Eve wa Adam no Abarabone)
Kuroi Tenshi
K4 Revival (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
22nin Shimai no Uta (Center)
SS5 (Koukando Bakuage)
SS7 (Thumbnail)
Hibiwareta Kagami
SS8 (Kamikyoku Shibari)
Everyday, Kachuusha
SS12 (Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaru)
Megami wa Doko de Hohoemu?

Concert Units

AKB48 First Concert "Aitakatta ~Hashira wa Naize!~"

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

Washington D.C. Concert

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Kenkyuusei Concert ~Oshimen Hayai Mono Gachi~

AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

  • Tomodachi Yori Daiji na Hito

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Group at Ajinomoto Stadium

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2016

Shuku Takahashi Minami Graduation "148.5cm no Mita Yume" in Yokohama Stadium

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2016

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Watanabe Mayu Graduation Concert ~Minna no Yume ga Kanaimasu you ni~

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Concert ~Sekai no Center wa Dare da?~

AKB48 Team K Tandoku Concert 〜Team K no K tte nan no K?〜

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2019

AKB48 Group Spring Festival in Yokohama Stadium

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019 ~Tanoshii bakari ga AKB!~


AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2020

2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~

Solo Songs


Solo DVDs

Media Appearances


  • Ashita no Watashi no Tsukurikata (2007)
  • Densen Uta (伝染歌) (2007)
  • Moshidora (Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi ga Drucker no "Management" wo Yondara) (もしドラ) ((もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら)) (2011) - Houjou Ayano
  • Joshikou (2016)


  • Men★dol ~Ikemen Idol~ (2008) - Otawa Hinata
  • Cat's Street (キャットストリート) (2008) - herself
  • Koishi te Akuma~Vampire☆Boy (恋して悪魔~ヴァンパイア☆ボーイ) (2009) - Inaba Saki
  • Kotodama no Onnatachi (言霊の女たち) (2010) - herself
  • Majisuka Gakuen (2010) - Shaku
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (2011) - herself
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (2011) - Shaku
  • Super Girl (2012)
  • AKB48 Horror Night Adrenalin no Yoake (2015) - Episode 35
  • AKB48 Love Night Koujoi (2015) - Episode 9
  • Rikon na Futari (離婚なふたり) (2019) - Kariya Emma
  • Unlucky Girl (アンラッキガール) (2021) - Episode 4 - Nonaka Miki

Variety Shows

  • AKB 1ji 59fun! (2008)
  • AKB 0ji 59fun! (2008)
  • AKBINGO! (2008 – 2019)
  • Shukan AKB (2009 – 2012)
  • AKB48 Nemousu Terebi (Season 3/4/5/6/8) (2008 – 2019)
  • AKB MOTOR CLUB (2012)
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo (Host) (2012 – 2014)
  • HaKaTa Hyakkaten (2012)
  • Baguette (バゲッテ) (2019)
  • Saturday Plus (サタデープラス) (2019)
  • AbemaTV (2020)
  • Machanneru (まっちゃんねる) (2020)
  • TAKA AND TODOSHI no Konya, Yado Nashi Futaritabi (タカアンドトシの今夜、宿ナシ二人旅) (2020)
  • Geinoujin ni Jissai ni Okita Jiken (芸能人に実際に起きた事件) (2020)
  • Dokkiri GP (ドッキリGP) (2020)
  • Downtown DX (ダウンタウンDX) (2020)
  • Quiz Pinch Hitter (クイズピンチヒッター) (2020)
  • URAYOTO (ウラマヨ) (2021)
  • Chidori no Kuse ga SUGOINETA GP (千鳥のクセがスゴいネタGP) (2021)
  • King Time Shinshun (キングダム新春) (2021)
  • Aiseki Shokudo (相席食堂) (2021)
  • Geinoukai Tokugiou Ketteisen TEPPEN (芸能界特技王決定戦 TEPPEN) (2021)
  • Sakagami & Sashihara no Tsuburenai Mise (坂上&指原のつぶれない店) (2021)
  • London Hearts (ロンドンハーツ) (2021)
  • AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san (AKB48サヨナラ毛利さん) (2022)


  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon (2010 – 2018)
  • UPARETE Yasushima
  • Minegishi Minami no Yappari Kyou mo Homeraretai (峯岸みなみのやっぱり今日も褒められたい) (2020 – )

Stage Plays

  • Three-Penny Opera (三文オペラ) (2018)
  • Futari Okuni (ふたり阿国) (2019)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (ロッキー・ホラー・ショー) (2022) - Columbia

Reality Shows

  • Shuffle Island Season 2 (シャッフルアイランド) (2022)


Minegishi Minami 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Minegishi Minami (2018)
Minegishi Minami 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2017)
Minegishi Minami (2017)
Minegishi Minami 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2016)
Minegishi Minami (2016)
Minegishi Minami (2015)
Minegishi Minami (2014)
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Minegishi Minami (Late 2013)
Minegishi Minami (Early 2013)
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Minegishi Minami (2012)
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Minegishi Minami (2011)
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Minegishi Minami (Late 2010)
Minegishi Minami (Early 2010)
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Minegishi Minami (2009)
Minegishi Minami (Late 2008)
Minegishi Minami (Early 2008)
Minegishi Minami (Late 2007)
Minegishi Minami (Early 2007)
Minegishi Minami (Late 2006)
Minegishi Minami (Early 2006)