| Takahashi Minami (高橋みなみ)
| Takamina (たかみな), Sou-chan
| Birth Info
|| April 8, 1991
|| Tokyo, Japan
|| 24 Years Old
| Professional Info
|| Production Ogi
|| 7gogo / Blog / Google+ / Twitter
| Idol Career Info
|| Team A
|| October, 2005 / 1st Generation
Takahashi Minami is a member 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
- Known for her good relationship with former member Maeda Atsuko (AtsuMina).
- She is the only AKB48 member, who participate in all Singles exept Janken Singles
- 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's 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 some of their singles, such as their 1st single, Sakura no Hanabiratachi.
AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- Team A
- Joined AKB48 as a Team A member on October, 2005
No Sleeves (no3b)
Team Dragon from AKB48
- A1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
- Skirt, Hirari
- Hoshi no Ondo 2nd Unit
- A2 (Aitakatta)
- Nageki no Figure
- Glass no I LOVE YOU
- Senaka Kara Dakishimete
- Rio no Kakumei
- A3 (Dareka no Tame ni)
- Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
- A4 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
- Junai no Crescendo
- H1 (Boku no Taiyou)
- Higurashi no Koi
- H2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
- Bye Bye Bye
- A5 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
- Renai Kinshi Jourei
- A6 (Mokugekisha)
- Itoshisa no Accel
- Team A Waiting Stage
- Ame no Pianist
- Kioku no Dilemma (New Units)
- Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
- 1994-nen no Raimei
- Oteage Lullaby
- A5 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
- Tsundere! (Revival)
- Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
- Yume wo Miru nara
- Hell or Heaven
- AKB48 Group
- Fukuoka Dome
- Sapporo Dome
- Osaka Dome
- Nagoya Dome
- Tokyo Dome
- Densen Uta (伝染歌) (2007)
- Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人) (2015)
- 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)
- Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジスカ学園4) (2015)
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」
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