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Kato Minami (Katomina)

Discussion in 'Team NIII' started by ForrestFuller, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Future Girls

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    Oshimen:
    Kato Minami
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    TheForestFuller
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    Name: Kato Minami (加藤美南)
    Nickname: Katomina (かとみな)
    Birthdate: January 15, 1999
    Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
    Blood Type: O
    Height: 152cm

    Catchphrase
    東?西?北?南? みんなの視線は(みーなーみー!)新潟県新潟市出身、NGT48のアクロバットガール『かとみな』こと加藤美南です。
    Higashi? Nishi? Kita? Minami? Minna no shisen (Mi-na-mi-!) Niigata-ken Niigata-shi shusshin, NGT48 no akurobatto garu [Katomina] koto Kato Minami desu.
    History
    Early Life
    • Participated in the national championships singles and team league for baton twirling, as well as guest performances at Disneyland. She was also part of the athletics club at her school. The first time she competed in a national single championship was during her first year of High School.
    • She was able to go to a good High School because of the recommendations her teachers wrote for her at the end of Middle School, due to her hard work ethic and good grades.
    • She has been a fan of AKB48 since she was in elementary school. The member she aspired to be like was Takahashi Minami.
    2015
    • Joined NGT48 as part of the first generation after passing the auditions in July.
    2016
    2017
    2018
    AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
    Team History
    NGT48 KenkyuuseiTeam NIII
    Joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei on July 20, 2015
    Promoted to Team NIII on January 10, 2016 (Team NIII Formation)
    Singles Participation
    NGT48 A-Sides
    NGT48 B-Sides
    AKB48 A-Sides
    AKB48 B-Sides
    Albums Participation
    AKB48 Albums
    Units
    Stage Units
    NIII1 (Party ga Hajimaru yo)
    Skirt, Hirari
    Hoshi no Ondo
    NIII2 (Pajama Drive)
    Temodemo no Namida (Duet with Yamaguchi Maho) (1st Unit)
    Pajama Drive (Center) (2nd Unit)
    NIII3 (Hokori no Oka)
    Gesuna Yume (Duet with Yamada Noe)
    Concert Units
    AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2016
    NGT48 1 Shuunen Kinen Concert in TCH ~Max Toki Mekasechatte Ii Desu ka?~
    AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2017
    Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~
    AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank in Concert~ (Senbatsu Sousenkyo Rank-in (17th-80th) members performance)
    NGT48 Tandoku Concert ~Mirai wa Doko Made Aozora na no ka?~
    AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018
    Media Appearances
    Variety Shows
    Dramas
    • Higurashi When They Cry (2016) as Rena Ryuugu [13]
    • Higurashi When They Cry Kai (2016) as Rena Ryuugu [14]
    • Tofu Pro-Wrestling (2017) as herself/Baton Katomina
    Trivia
    • Hobbies: Baton twirling. She likes it so much, that for competitions she used to practice from nine in the morning to nine at night on weekends. She was part of the Athletics club at her school, however, she only made an appearance there every ~6 months because of her Baton Twirling practicising; she referred to herself as a "Ghost Member". She still won a 3km run as part of her Athletics Club, and she says it was probably due to the fact that she kept fit for her competitions anyway. She made it into the Top 8 of Japan's Baton Twirlers for a National Competition when she was in High School. For the AKB48 Drama "Tofu Pro Wrestling", her wrestling nickname was also "Baton Katomina" because of this.
    • Special skill: Acrobatic performance ("I can do back & front flips!"). During NGT performances when Katomina centers Heavy Rotation, instead of doing Oshima Yuko's famous split, she does a backflip.
    • Charm point: Aura
    • Favorite food: White Italian and carbonated drinks
    • Favorite saying: "My biggest rival is myself."
    • Favorite AKB48 song: Gesuna Yume
    • Favorite AKB48 stage outfit: The costume for Dare ga Watashi wo Nakaseta?
    • One-line message: "I can be happy every day because you are supporting me!"
    • Is close to Nakai Rika (RikaMina), Yamada Noe and Takakura Moeka. For Katomina's seitansai in 2018, Moeka wrote her a letter in which she explained how heavily she has been relying on Katomina from day one, and that Katomina was the first person she took pictures with at the auditions for NGT48.
    • Has a very active dog named Maron. Despite this, she has said in an episode of Niigata no Friend that she doesn't feel very comfortable around animals and gets scared of most of them.
    • Her main goal is to achieve a center position for an NGT48 single.
    • The member she looks up to is Oya Shizuka.
    • She is the only member of NGT48 that entered the group through 1st Gen auditions to rank in the 8th Senbatsu Selection.
    • She has a surprising lack of common knowledge.
    Past Profile Pics
    (Debut - 2015 - 2016 - December 2016 - 2017)
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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
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  2. wotarubsakb

    wotarubsakb Kenkyuusei

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    Yamamoto Sayaka
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    ahhh! I got my eye on this one. She seems really professional and calm and collected. I can picture her in a leader type role.
     
  3. HogwartsHokage

    HogwartsHokage Kenkyuusei

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    Yay! Katomina has her own thread now!

    I'm not sure if she's my NGT oshi yet, but she has definitely attracted my attention so far.
     
  4. Ashitaba

    Ashitaba Kenkyuusei

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    Minegishi Minami
    She definitely looks like the center type. I'm looking forward to more of her.
     
  5. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Future Girls

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    Oshimen:
    Kato Minami
    Twitter:
    TheForestFuller
    My NGT48 oshi. I look forward to seeing more from her.
     
  6. Akarin

    Akarin Kenkyuusei

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    For me she have the same feeling of Tashima Meru, fits well in center.
     
  7. nakichun

    nakichun Kenkyuusei

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    in my opinion, her face like tsuchiyasu mizuki (eks-member)
     
  8. Lindsay

    Lindsay Kenkyuusei

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    Oshimen:
    Goto Moe
    Katomina's going to be on the show "AKB48 no Konya wa Otomari" on 6th October. The only other NGT member is Ogino Yuka.
    Katomina & Moekyun :)
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  9. emiche.

    emiche. Kenkyuusei

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    WOW so impressive ! She a super good center. And I'm glad she's strating to appear in AKB shows. I hope we can see more of her personality.
     
  10. HogwartsHokage

    HogwartsHokage Kenkyuusei

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  11. CutePanda

    CutePanda Upcoming Girls

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    wow Katomina looks like an athletic showing off her gymnastic skill. That's really epic !!!

    hope we will get more footage of the actual performance from the NST festival.

    here is a gif of Katomina doing her frontal flip from their debut performance.

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015
  12. MindOfALibra

    MindOfALibra Kenkyuusei

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    Kashiwagi Yuki
    Congrat on the own thread Katomina!!!!! And whoaaa at the flip, this girl's really got the whole package: look, charisma, athletic skill, oh wait, how's the singing???
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  13. mysoshipinups

    mysoshipinups Kenkyuusei

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    Singing is probably the most irrelevant skill for an idol lol.
     
  14. Mana

    Mana Kenkyuusei

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    http://satoukun.tumblr.com/post/130509359480

    That was so cool *o* Katomina is awesome <3 Her hands didn't touch the ground for the second jump, right? I don't know how she did this XD I'm so impressed XD I'm glad she was picked as center! When I first saw her pictures pre-debut, she reminds me of Manatsu (former SKE member). Katomina is really pretty and cute, she looks like a perfect idol, so she's a great choice for center! And judging from her first Tv apparitions, she's interesting too!

    I want to know more about her, I will definitely follow her and NGT!
     
  15. YukoOshimafan

    YukoOshimafan Kenkyuusei

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    She is very pretty and is very talented, her jumps are awesome!!!!. Hopefully we will see her in many shows that will showcase her skills!!!!. Is great that she has her own thread now!!!!.
     
  16. CutePanda

    CutePanda Upcoming Girls

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  17. Kuura

    Kuura Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Katomina had some mic issues at a press conference for the snack ambassador thing:
    (edit: removed the dead Vine link).

    She's so adorable trying to tiptoe to reach the mic. [hehe] I can relate to these kind of situations, since I'm 1 cm shorter than Katomina herself.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
  18. HogwartsHokage

    HogwartsHokage Kenkyuusei

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    Too adorable. :blush: It didn't really occur to me that Katomina would be on the shorter side of the height spectrum at first.
     
  19. Idol-chan_Spiffy

    Idol-chan_Spiffy Kenkyuusei

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2014
    Location:
    FL, USA
    Oshimen:
    Kato Minami
    Insta-Oshimen! [hehe]
     
  20. MindOfALibra

    MindOfALibra Kenkyuusei

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    Kashiwagi Yuki
    I would have insta oshi Katomina too if my oshimen weren't Yukirin. But if that were the case then I woulnd't even bother to follow NGT. Maybe only at a much later stage. But i'm sure i'd love Katomina either way.
     

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