|Takahashi Minami (高橋みなみ)|
|Takamina (たかみな), Sou-chan|
|Birthdate||April 8th, 1991|
|Current Age||23 Years Old|
|Social Networks||Blog / Google+|
|Idol Career Info|
|Debuted||October, 2005 / 1st Generation|
Takahashi Minami is the captain of AKB48's Team A and the General Manager (Soukantoku) of AKB48 Group. She is also a member of No Sleeves and has a solo career. She announced her graduation on December 8, 2014, during the AKB48 9th Anniversary. She will graduate on December 8, 2015, on AKB48's 10th anniversary.
- Mikake wa chouppiri yankii kokoro wa garasu no haato Takamina koto Takahashi Minami desu!
- (My appearance is slightly yankii, but my heart is a glass. Called Takamina, Takahashi Minami!)
- Other Nicknames: Sou-chan (from Soukantoku, the Japanese word for General Manager)
- Hobbies: Reading Manga
- Audition Song: Hamasaki Ayumi - Will
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Favorite Animals: Likes all animals, but like's cats the most.
- Favorite Artist: Flumpool, Aqua Timez, w-inds, Nakamori Akina.
- Favorite Manga: One Piece but likes Shounen Manga in general.
- Favourite Seasons: Spring and Autumn
- Favourite Anime Movie: Crayon Shin-chan: Calling the Storm; Battle of the Warring States.
- Favourite Food: Katsudon, Hamburger steak.
- Disliked Foods: Many, including sushi, broccoli, tomato. In general she dislikes raw food
- Ideal Female: A person that looks perfect, but isn't.
- Future ambition: Solo singer. She has also expressed interest in voice acting
- Member of Light Music Club
- Before joining AKB48, competed in The 30th HoriPro Talent Contest (第30回ホリプロタレントスカウトキャラバン) and was among the Top 15 out of 52,547 contestants. She received the loudest applause after her singing performance during this contest, and was the only girl who didn't cry when the winner was announced.
- Starred in the drama 「Mendol」 / メン☆ドル as Nami/Kai along with fellow No Sleeves members Kojima Haruna and Minegishi Minami. Also starred as co-lead in the second night of AKB48 Kagekidan 「∞・Infinity」 with Akimoto Sayaka.
- Was officially announced as Team A captain during the 2009 Team Shuffle.
- Known for her "failing" (suberi) character on TV. She is known to tell stories that she thinks are funny, but actually are not.
- Only believes in fortune-telling when it's a good one.
- Wants to visit Egypt.
- Does not watch TV, instead closes her eyes and daydreams until she wants to go to bed
- Likes indoors better than outdoors and she is sensitive to heat and coldness
- Would eat Ginza Bairin's katsudon for her last meal.
- Her childhood hero is Kakuranger
- Based on Shukan AKB 100Q, she thinks that she is good at decisive dance choreography, but not as good at graceful dance steps.
- As first pointed out on AKB48 1ji 59fun, she can't skip properly
- Likes guys who wear suits. Thinks it dreamy when they're fixing their collars.
- Rates herself as a 3 out of 10, her reasoning being that she doesn't think she has many feminine points and is probably a disappointment as a female.
- Can often be seen giving speeches and leading the group huddles for both concerts and stage performances. This, among other things, has led to many fans referring to her as the captain of AKB48 (until she was promoted to be official General Director of AKB48 in Tokyo Dome 2012). She is even called "AKB's Papa" or "AKB no Tamashii" (AKB's soul)
- Original center of AKB48 and their 1st single, Sakura no Hanabiratachi.
AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
- 1st Senbatsu Election - #5 (Media Senbatsu)
- 2nd Senbatsu Election - #6 (Media Senbatsu)
- 3rd Senbatsu Election - #7 (Media Senbatsu)
- 4th Senbatsu Election - #6 (Senbatsu)
- 5th Senbatsu Election - #8 (Senbatsu)
- 6th Senbatsu Election - #9 (Senbatsu)
AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- 1st Janken Taikai - Round 1 (Lost to Nakatsuka Tomomi)
- 2nd Janken Taikai - Round 2 (Lost to Kojima Haruna)
- 3rd Janken Taikai - Round 3 (Lost to Nakamura Mariko)
- 4th Janken Taikai - Round 3 (Lost to Kitahara Rie)
Jane Doe (ジェーン・ドー)
- Baby! Baby! Baby! 2010 (Kamikyokutachi)
- Shoujotachi yo (Koko ni Ita koto)
- Kaze no Yukue (Koko ni Ita koto)
- Overtake (Koko ni Ita koto)
- Koko ni Ita koto (Koko ni Ita koto)
- First Rabbit (1830m)
- Daiji na Jikan (1830m)
- Omoide no Hotondo (1830m)
- Yasashisa no Chizu (1830m)
- Itterasshai (1830m)
- Hate (1830m)
- Aozora yo Sabishikunai ka? (1830m)
- After Rain (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- JJ ni Karitamono (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- Boku wa Ganbaru (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- Kakushin ga Moterumono (Tsugi no Ashiato)
No Sleeves (no3b)
- Tane / タネ
- Kiss no Ryuusei / キスの流星
- Kimishika / 君しか
- Kuchibiru Furezu... / 唇 触れず・・・
- Pedicure day
- Kirigirisu Jin / キリギリス人
Team Dragon from AKB48
- Kokoro no Hane / 心の羽根
- Yume wo Miru nara / 夢を見るなら
- Beginner (Acoustic Version)
- AKB48 Group
- Fukuoka Dome
- Sapporo Dome
- Osaka Dome
- Nagoya Dome
- Tokyo Dome
- Itoshisa no Accel (Team A 6th Stage)
- Kiseki wa Yoru Umareru (No Sleeves)
- Dareka Oshiete (Kuchibiru Furezu...)
- Still (Pedicure day)
- Futo Omou Koto (Kirigirisu Jin)
- Oteage Lullaby (Team Surprise 1st Stage)
- [2010.09.22] TAKAMINA (たかみな)
- AKB48 Kagekidan 「∞・Infinity」 (2009)
- Densen Uta (伝染歌) (2007)
- Densha Otoko Deluxe - The Last Holy War (フジテレビ系ドラマ「電車男デラックス～最後の聖戦～) (2006)
- Joshi Deka! - Female Detective (ジョシデカ！-女子刑事-) (2007)
- Saito-San (斉藤さん) (2008)
- Mendol ~Ikemen Idol~(メン★ドル ～イケメンアイドル～) (2008)
- Kotodama no Onnatachi (言霊の女たち) (2010)
- Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010)
- HUNTER ~Sono Onnatachi, Shoukin Kasegi~ (2011)
- So long! (2013)
- AKB 0ji 59fun
- AKB 1ji 59fun
- HaKaTa Hyakkaten
- Shukan AKB
- Nemousu Terebi (AKB48ネ申テレビ) (Season 3/4)
Other TV Shows
- [2006/03-2006/09] Mitake Uranai / 三竹占い
- [2006/05/??] BBC 「Jonathan Ross - Japanorama」
- [2006/06/09] Music Station / ミュージックステーション
- [2006/06/09,11/03,11/10; 2007/02/02, 7/20, 11/02; 2008/01/26, 03/08] Music Fighter / 音楽戦士 MUSIC FIGHTER
- [2006/06/14] POWER JAM
- [2006/07/18] 名古屋テレビ 【メ～テレ】 「BOMBER-E」
- [2006/10/11] Gerirappa / 名古屋テレビ 【メ～テレ】 「げりらっパ」
- [2006/10/06,11/03, 2007/02/09] POP JAM
- [2006/11/15, 11/22, 12/27; 2007/01/31, 03/14, 03/21] Mitake Tengo / 三竹天狗
- [2006/10/19] MTV「M size」
- [2006/10/19] 「めざましテレビ」 ちょこっとラボ
- [2006/11/03] RADIO DE CULTURE / 「ラジかるッ!!」
- [2006/11/17] Daikichi / 「カンニングDAI安吉日!」
- [2007/01/11, 01/18-01/21, 03/29-04/01] MUSIC ON! TV 「AKB48～48minutes～」
- [2007/02/12, 2008/02/04] HEY!HEY!HEY! MUSIC CHAMP
- [2007/2/25] MUSIC EXPRESS
- [2007/2/27] 「松嶋尚美の真実」
- [2007/04/15] MUSIC ON! TV 「AKB48～48minutes SPECIAL～」
- [2007/04/20 , 07/27, 11/02; 2008/01/25, 02/29] MUSIC JAPAN
- [2007/03/10-06/17] American Idol Season 6 / FOXチャンネル「アメリカン・アイドル シーズン６」
- [2007/05/07, 08/08, 10/23] Asades / 九州朝日放送（KBC）「アサデス」
- [2007/06/12] Lincoln / リンカーン
- [2007/07/16] Gekkouongakudan / TBS「月光音楽団」
- [2007/08/04] 九州朝日放送（KBC）「水と緑のキャンペーン2007」
- [2007/08/17] 「音流～Ｏｎ Ｒｙｕ～｣
- [2007/08/17] BOMBER-E Summer Special / 名古屋テレビ 【メ～テレ】 「BOMBER-E」 夏まつりSP
- [2007/09/05] TBS「筋肉美女世界NO.1決定戦！KUNOICHI 2007」
- [2007/10/21] TBS「サスケマニア」
- [2007/10/25] TBS「オビラジＲ」
- [2007/10/25] テレビ東京「月刊MelodiX！」
- [2007/12/31] 58th Kouhaku / NHK「第58回NHK紅白歌合戦」
- [2008/03/20] 日本テレビ「ドリームライブ2008」
- [2008/03/31] Combat Special / フジテレビ「コンバットスペシャル」
|Ichikawa Manami | Iriyama Anna | Ino Miyabi | Iwata Karen | Kawaei Rina | Kojima Natsuki | Kojima Haruna | Shimazaki Haruka |
Takahashi Minami | Takita Kayoko | Tatsuya Makiho | Taniguchi Megu | Nakata Chisato | Nakanishi Chiyori | Nakamura Mariko | Nishiyama Rena | Fujita Nana
Furuhata Nao | Maeda Ami | Matsui Sakiko | Miyawaki Sakura | Muto Tomu | Morikawa Ayaka | Yagura Fuuko
|A1 | A2 | A3 | A4 | A5 | A6 | Waiting Stage|