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Minami
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Name
Kanji
Rōmaji Minami
Aliases
Information
Height 175 cm[1]
Blood type O
Birthday February 22 (Pisces)
Occupation Entertainer, Idol (In-universe)
Virtual YouTuber (Out of Universe)
Image Color Red
Portrayals
Voice Toshiyuki Toyonaga

First Appearance
Song Chiisana Lion


Minami (南) is a character featured in Confession Executive Committee's Idol Series. He originates from an early 2019 collaboration[2] between Ymobile and HoneyWorks, where he briefly acted as the service's and gave updates on his life as a Virtual YouTuber (as seen in Minami Channel). In universe, he's an entertainer that does idol work on the side, and a first year high school student at Sakuragaoka High School[3].

Minami's design and character were developed by Mogelatte.

Songs[]

Featured
Main Focus
Non-Singing:
Multiple Focus: Chiisana Lion
Cameo


Appearance[]

Minami is a rather tall teenage boy with short, fine red hair and bright yellow eyes, both considered his charm points[4]. His looks were conceived with a goal of "unconventional handsomeness" [5].
He wears the Sakuragaoka uniform blazer open, with a red hoodie with a white "Y" symbol underneath instead of the standard dress shirt. In addition to several bracelets on his left wrist (which are often substituted for a red bandana), he also wears white hi-top sneakers with orange accents. He also wears this ensemble in music videos (sometimes without the blazer).

Personality and Traits[]

Minami is described as appearing unsociable and clumsy to other people, but he's a rather emotional and earnest young man. He has a tendency to talk casually in both public and professional environments, giving him an easygoing air. Others have noted that his enthusiasm and frankness are what draw people to him.
As friendly as he is, he is also rather shy, and is easily prone to anxiety. He tends to overthink things and get overly nervous as a result, especially in new environments. At times, he is seen to lack confidence in himself and in the strength and quality of his performances. In spite of this, he is driven and hardworking, takes criticism in good faith, and is always seeking to improve. He took the audition for the LIP×LIP music video (where he made his debut) because he "wanted to change himself"[3].
He also tends to be easily flustered, especially when it comes to romance.

Relationships[]

LIP×LIP[]

Fellow idols. They are also in the same grade, and worked together for a music video. Prior to auditioning for said music video, he often saw the two of them on campus, but was too shy to approach them.[6] Presently, Minami is good friends with them, and when he is feeling nervous or down the two of them will do their best to encourage him.

Nakuru[]

A fellow entertainer that Minami worked with for another music video. The two remain friends and keep in touch after filming after said video ends, often talking about their favorite video games and anime.
Minami fell in love with Nakuru during production, and worries that she sees him as a little brother, and not in a romantic light. Eventually, he builds up the courage to confess to her, but she rejects him due to already being in a relationship with someone else – although unbeknownst to Minami, the boyfriend is physically abusive.

mona[]

Works for Terakado Entertainment like he does.[5] They don't interact much, but seem to be on good terms with each other. Unlike her interactions with LIP×LIP, she is openly supportive of Minami and is happy to be around him. He considers her a friend.

Etymology[]

  • Minami means "south" (南).
    • Minami's name was made as a reference to LIP×LIP's roles in "Romeo". As the duo was referred to as "Prince of the Western Kingdom" and "Prince of the Eastern Kingdom", Minami follows the directional theming as the character for his name is used to denote "south". [7] The reading of Minami's name is also close to "nyan", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.[5]

Trivia[]

  • Minami shares a birthday with LIP×LIP, as both members of the group, much like Minami, were born on February 22.
  • The Y on his usual jacket is styled to look similar to the one in the Y!Mobile logo, as a reference to the collaboration that created his character. His color motif, red, was also likely inspired by Y!Mobile. In HoneyWorks Premium Live, his "Chiisana Lion" based units lack the Y.
  • Minami is partially based on Futenyan, the feline Y!Mobile mascot. His birthday is an aspect shared with the character, and this connection is further referenced through him playing a transformed version of Futenyan in his first appearance.
    • While Futenyan's usual voice actor is Kanji Furuhashi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga provided his voice as well as Minami's in "Chiisana Lion".
  • Though he does not appear with Futenyan outside of the initial collaboration, Minami continues to have a feline motif. His birthday is a gag on Japan's observance of National Cat Day, while the exact phrase used to describe his hair (猫っ毛, nekokke) also refers to cat hair.
  • His favorite foods are cream puffs and cheese dogs.[8]
  • He prefers singing, and thinks it's fun. [8]
  • He can play piano.[9]
  • Minami's name is "neither a given name nor a family name". [7]

References[]

  1. Official profile
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20181103061032/https://www.ymobile.jp/sp/honeyworks/ Archived snapshot of the collaboration webpage
  3. 3.0 3.1 Honeyworks Premium Live in-game profile
  4. Y!mobile character profile
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Retrieved from https://mogelatte.fanbox.cc/posts/2259641
  6. Honeyworks Premium Live: Chiisana Lion Talk Live Chapter 3
  7. 7.0 7.1 【HoneyWorks インタビュー】 一曲を通して一冊の少女マンガを読んだような感覚を味わってもらいたい". music UP's vol. 190. August 20, 2020. 2 Pages. okmusic.jp. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 【自己紹介】はじめまして、Vtuber南です!|HoneyWorks feat.南(CV:豊永利行) (in Japanese). YouTube.com. Uploaded March 14, 2019. (archived)
  9. 【┗|∵|┓小さなライオン Acoustic ver. /HoneyWorks feat.南(CV:豊永利行)【歌ってみた】 (in Japanese). YouTube.com. Uploaded March 18, 2019.


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