Kato Minami
加藤美南(かとう みんみ)
Kato Minami Sherbet Pink
Kato Minami, Sherbet Pink - 2020
Nickname Katomina (かとみな?)
Minamon (みなもん?)
Birthdate January 15, 1999 (1999-01-15) (age 21)
Birthplace Niigata City, Niigata, Japan
Bloodtype O
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Height 152cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol
Years Active 2015-present
(5 years)
Agency Flora
Group NGT48
Team Kenkyuusei
Generation 1st Generation NGT48
Associated Acts NGT48
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Instagram @katominami_ngt48
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Kato Minami is an NGT48 Kenkyuusei.


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。(2015-2018)
Higashi? Nishi? Kita? Minami? Minna no shisen (Mi-na-mi-!) Niigata-ken Niigata-shi shusshin, NGT48 no akurobatto garu [Katomina] koto Kato Minami desu.
(East? West? North? South? Everyone's gaze is going (Mi~na~mi~! Born in Niigata City in the Niigata Prefecture, I am NGT48's acrobatic girl Kato Minami, also known as 『Katomina』.)
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のチームNIIIのキャプテン『かとみな』こと加藤美南です。 (2018ー)
Higashi? Nishi? Kita? Minami? Minna no shishen (Mi-na-mi-!) Niigata-ken Niigata-shi shusshin, NGT48 no kyaputen [Katomina] koto Kato Minami desu.
(East? West? North? South? Everyone's gaze is going (Mi~na~mi~!) Born in Niigata City in the Niigata Prefecture, I am NGT48's Team NIII captain Kato Minami, also known as 『Katomina』.)

Team History

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 (Duet with Yamaguchi Maho) (1st Unit)
Pajama Drive (Center) (2nd Unit)
NIII3 (Hokori no Oka)
Gesuna Yume (Duet with Yamada Noe)
KKS2 (Party ga Hajimaru yo・Galveston Dori)
Classmate (Support)
KKS3 (Party ga Hajimaru yo・Echigo Yuki Tsubaki)
Skirt, Hirari (Support)
NIII3 Revival Hokori no Oka)
Hidari no Ude de Tsuresatte (Center)
Hanashiaite wa Reizouko (Center)
Las Vegas de Kekkon Shiyou (2nd Unit) (Center)
G1 (Saka Agari)
End Roll (Support)
NGT1 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Kioku no Dilemma (Under)

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


  • When They Cry (ひぐらしのなく頃に, Higurashi no Nako Kori ni) (2016) - Ryuuguu Rena


  • 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
  • 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 (MinaNoe or Katoepii) 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.


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