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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26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 26-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 26-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

  • HKT48 no Odekake

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 | Kuriyama Rina | Kojina Yui | Sakaguchi Riko | Sakamoto Rino | Tanaka Miku | Toyonaga Aki | Matsuoka Natsumi (Captain) | Murakami Wakana | Yabuki Nako | Watanabe Akari
Team KIV Ishibashi Ibuki | Ichimura Airi | Unjo Hirona | Kawahira Hijiri | Shimono Yuki | Takemoto Kurumi | Tanaka Iori | Jitoe Nene | Nagano Miyabi | Baba Sayaka | Fuchigami Mai | Motomura Aoi (Captain)
Team TII Aramaki Misaki | Imamura Maria | Oda Ayaka | Kurihara Sae | Goto Hinano | Sakai Moeka | Sakamoto Erena | Seki Ai | Takeda Tomoka | Hokazono Hazuki (Co-Captain) | Matsuoka Hana | Miyazaki Sono | Murakawa Bibian | Yamauchi Yuna | Yamashita Emiri (Captain)
Kenkyuusei Ikuno Rina | Izawa Miyu | Ishimatsu Yuina | Ihara Hanna | Eguchi Kokoha | Ouchi Rinka | Oba Risaki | Kawashima Yuna | Kitagawa Hiiro | Shibui Mina | Tachibana Kokoro | Fukui Karen | Fujino Kokoha | Matsumoto Urara | Mogami Nanaka | Morisaki Saaya | Yasui Hina | Yanase Reia
Former Members
Team H Komori Yui | Sugamoto Yuko | Taniguchi Airi | Umemoto Izumi | Anai Chihiro | Wakatabe Haruka | Okamoto Naoko | Inoue Yuriya | Ui Mashiro | Yamada Marina | Yamamoto Mao | Sashihara Rino | Kodama Haruka | Komada Hiroka | Tanaka Natsumi | Kamijima Kaede | Ueno Haruka | Tashima Meru | Mizukami Rimika
Team KIV Kusaba Manami | Goto Izumi | Ito Raira | Okada Kanna | Ota Aika | Tanaka Yuka | Tomiyoshi Asuka | Iwahana Shino | Ueki Nao | Tomonaga Mio | Fukagawa Maiko | Moriyasu Madoka | Miyawaki Sakura | Murashige Anna | Kumazawa Serina | Imada Mina
Team TII Tsutsui Riko | Matsuda Yumi | Tsukiashi Amane | Shimizu Rio | Matsumoto Hinata
Kenkyuusei Eto Sayaka | Nakanishi Ayaka | Abe Kyoka | Otoshima Risa | Kudo Haruka | Ogawa Sana
Discography
Album 092
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 | 12. Ishi | 13. 3-2 | 14. Kimi to Doko ka e Ikitai
Other Songs Hatsukoi Butterfly | Wink wa Sankai | Otona Ressha | Make noise | Tomaranai Kanransha | Buttaoreru Made
Units & Other Groups
One-Shot Units Team Surprise | Team BS
Sister Groups AKB48 | SKE48 | SDN48 (Disbanded) | NMB48 | NGT48 | STU48 | JKT48 | BNK48 | TPE48 | MNL48 | SNH48
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

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