Kato Minami
加藤美南(かとう みなみ)
Minami kato 2018
Kato Minami, 2018
Nickname Katomina (かとみな?)
Birthdate January 15, 1999 (1999-01-15) (age 20)
Birthplace Niigata, Japan
Bloodtype O
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Height 152cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol
Years Active 2015-present
(4 years)
Agency AKS
Group NGT48
Team Team NIII
Generation 1st Generation NGT48
Associated Acts NGT48
Blog Instagram @katominami_ngt48

Kato Minami is an NGT48 Kenkyuusei.

Team History

  • 20.07.2015 - Joined NGT48 as a Kenkyuusei
  • 10.01.2016 - Promoted to Team NIII (Team NIII Formation)
  • 21.05.2019 - Demoted to Kenkyuusei due to inappropiate post on social media about Maho Yamaguchi's graduation.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Singles Participation

NGT48 A-Sides

NGT48 B-Sides

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

NIII1 (Party ga Hajimaru yo)
Skirt, Hirari
Hoshi no Ondo
NIII2 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida (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 Kanshasa~

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


  • Hobbies: Baton twirling
  • Special skill: Acrobatic performance ("I can do back & front flips!")
  • Charm point: Aura
  • Favorite food: Macarons, Cherry tomatoes
  • Favorite saying: "My biggest rival is myself."
  • One-line message: "I want to meet as many fans as possible!"
  • Is close to Nakai Rika (RikaMina)
  • Has a very active dog named Maron
  • She has a surprising lack of common knowledge.
  • Participated in the national championships singles and team league for baton twirling, as well as guest performances at Disneyland.
  • Has been following AKB since elementary school, so she has always been thinking of wanting to join herself
  • Dreams of being in AKB senbatsu
  • The member she looks up to the most is Takahashi Minami, saying: "I really love her. When I saw Takamina-san at the audition, I decided I wanted to be Katomina."
  • The only member of NGT48 that entered the group through 1st Gen auditions to rank in the 8th Senbatsu Selection


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