Kusaba Manami

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Kusaba Manami (草場愛)
Manamin (まなみん)
Kusaba Manami (2014)
Birth Info
Birthdate October 17, 1995
Birthplace Fukuoka, Japan
Bloodtype B
Current Age 24 Years Old
Height 157cm
Professional Info
Agency SAVAGE promotion
Social Networks Instagram / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group HKT48
Former Team Team KIV
Debuted September, 2012 / 2nd Generation
Graduated April, 2015

Kusaba Manami was a member of HKT48's Team KIV.


Ai to kaite Manami yaken, oboete kuretara Manami no HAATO wo PUREZENTO (arigatou!). Douitashimashite. Fukuoka-ken shusshin 19-sai, daigaku 2-nensei no Manamin koto Kusaba Manami desu.
(You write it like Ai, but you say Manami, remember this and you get Manami's heart. (Thank you!) You're welcome. From Fukuoka prefecture, a 19-year old 2nd year university student, I'm Kusaba Manami, also known as Manamin.)


  • Hobbies: Following professional baseball (Softbank Hawks)
  • Charm point: Eyes
  • Favorite flower: Sunflower
  • Special skill: Dance
  • Was studying at university
  • Is a big fan of Akimoto Sayaka, with whom she occasionally meets in private
  • Has a bit of a tsundere and "troublesome", moody character
  • Helped many of her younger fellow 2nd Generation members with their dancing
  • Her name was written "Kusaba Ai" when she got promoted, because of that she started to write her name with hiragana in her Google+ posts. This is also reflected in her catchphrase
  • Went to the same dance school as Wakatabe Haruka
  • Performed all the units in Theater no Megami

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Team History

HKT48 KenkyuuseiTeam KIV → Graduation
Joined HKT48 as a Kenkyuusei on September, 2012
Promoted to Team KIV on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Graduated from HKT48 Team KIV on April 30, 2015 to focus on her studies (Announcement: March 24, 2015)

Singles Participation

HKT48 B-Sides


Stage Units

RS2 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Anata to Christmas Eve
RS3 (Nounai Paradise)
MARIA (Under)
Kimi wa Pegasus (Under)
Kurukurupa (Under)
HW1 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida
Pajama Drive
Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc
Junjou Shugi
KIV1 (Theater no Megami)
Locker Room Boy (Under)
Arashi no Yoru ni wa (Under)
Candy (Under)
Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa (Under)
Yokaze no Shiwaza (Under)

Concert Units

HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~

Oita Iichiko Grand Theater

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


Kusaba Manami (2013)
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Kusaba Manami (2012)