Kusaba Manami
草場愛(くさば まなみ)
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Kusaba Manami, 2014
Information
Nickname Manamin (まなみん?)
Birthdate October 17, 1995 (1995-10-17) (age 25)
Birthplace Fukuoka, Japan
Bloodtype B
Zodiac Sign Libra.png Libra
Professional Information
Genres Idol
Occupation Singer, Idol
Years Active 2012-2015
(2 Years 7 Months)
Agency SAVAGE promotion
Group HKT48
Team Former Team KIV
Generation HKT48 2nd Generation
Associated Acts HKT48
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Graduated April, 2015

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

Catchphrase

あいと書いてまなみやけん、覚えてくれたらまなみのハートをプレゼント(ありがとう!)。どういたしまして。福岡県出身25歳、大学2年生のまなみんこと草場愛です。
Ai to kaite Manami yaken, oboete kuretara Manami no HAATO wo PUREZENTO (arigatou!). Douitashimashite. Fukuoka-ken shusshin 25-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 25-year old 2nd year university student, I'm Kusaba Manami, also known as Manamin.)

Team History

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Singles Participation

HKT48 B-Sides

Units

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

Trivia

  • 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


Gallery

HKT48
Members
Team H

Akiyoshi Yuka | Ito Yueru | Ueno Haruka | Kojina Yui | Sakaguchi Riko | Tashima Meru | Tanaka Miku | Toyonaga Aki | Matsuoka Natsumi (Captain) | Yabuki Nako | Watanabe Akari

Team KIV

Imada Mina | Unjo Hirona | Kumazawa Serina | Shimono Yuki | Jitoe Nene | Baba Sayaka | Fuchigami Mai | Miyawaki Sakura | Murashige Anna | Motomura Aoi (Captain) | Moriyasu Madoka

Team TII

Aramaki Misaki | Imamura Maria | Oda Ayaka | Kurihara Sae | Sakai Moeka | Sakamoto Erena | Shimizu Rio | Seki Ai | Takeda Tomoka | Hokazono Hazuki | Matsuoka Hana | Matsumoto Hinata | Miyazaki Sono | Murakawa Bibian | Yamauchi Yuna | Yamashita Emiri (Captain)

Kenkyuusei

Ishibashi Ibuki | Ichimura Airi | Ogawa Sana | Kamijima Kaede | Kawahira Hijiri | Kudo Haruka | Kuriyama Rina | Goto Hinano | Sakamoto Rino | Takemoto Kurumi | Tanaka Iori | Nagano Miyabi | Mizukami Rimika | Murakami Wakana

Discography
Singles 1. Suki! Suki! Skip! | 2. Melon Juice | 3. Sakura, Minna de Tabeta | 4. Hikaeme I love you! | 5. 12 Byou | 6. Shekarashika! | 7. 74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e | 8. Saikou ka yo | 9. Bagutte Iijan | 10. Kiss wa Matsushikanai no Deshouka? | 11. Hayaokuri Calendar
Album 092
Stage Performances 1st Stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara" | 2nd Stage "Hakata Legend" | 2nd Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo"
Events
Sousenkyo 4th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 27th Single "Fan ga Erabu 64 Giseki"
5th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 32nd Single "Yume wa Hitori ja Mirarenai"
6th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 37th Single "Yume no Genzaichi ~Rival wa Doko da~"
7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 41st Single
8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 45th Single
9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 49 Single
Janken Taikai

3rd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 29th Single
4th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 34th Single
5th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - Solo Debut + 38th Single

Group Draft Meeting

AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2013
AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2015

Units & Other Groups
One-Shot Units Team Surprise | Team BS
Sister Groups AKB48 | SKE48 | SDN48 (Disbanded) | NMB48 | NGT48 | STU48 | JKT48 | BNK48 | TPE48 | MNL48 | SNH48
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