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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 26)
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
SNS Instagram.png @manami_k1017
12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @manami_k1017
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 | Ueno Haruka | Kamijima Kaede | Kojina Yui | Sakaguchi Riko | Tashima Meru | Tanaka Miku | Toyonaga Aki | Matsuoka Natsumi (Captain) | Mizukami Rimika | Yabuki Nako | Watanabe Akari

Team KIV

Ishibashi Ibuki | Imada Mina | Unjo Hirona | Kumazawa Serina | Shimono Yuki | Takemoto Kurumi | Jitoe Nene | Baba Sayaka | Fuchigami Mai | Murashige Anna | Motomura Aoi (Captain)

Team TII

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

Kenkyuusei

Ichimura Airi | Kawahira Hijiri | Kuriyama Rina | Goto Hinano | Sakamoto Rino | Tanaka Iori | Nagano Miyabi | Murakami Wakana

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

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

Team TII

Tsutsui Riko | Matsuda Yumi | Tsukiashi Amane

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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