|Nomura Minami promoting "Kobushi Sono Ichi"|
|Also Known As||MinaMina (みなみな?)|
|Born||February 10, 2000|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory|
|Kobushi Factory Information|
|Joined||Janaury 2, 2015|
|Member Color||Royal Blue|
|Time in Group||2 Years, 0 Months, 17 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|“||I’d like to stand on a big stage. With a full audience, where its like “Waaa” overlooking the stage. To make my dream come true, it will be a buildup of practice, so I’d like everyone to watch with all one’s strength ||”|
–Nomura Minami, January 2015
Nomura Minami was born on February 10, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan.
She was introduced at the "Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~6gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~" concert on June 17th.
She participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition.
Nomura participated as a backup dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
Nomura participated as opening act in the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~.
On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Nomura would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei. The name of the unit was announced on February 25 to be Kobushi Factory.
On February 24, Nomura celebrated her 16th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Nomura Minami Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On February 10, Nomura celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Nomura Minami Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
She has an younger brother and a pet dog named Mini.
When Nomura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a sixth year elementary school student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her first year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Nomura Minami has acquired:
In Nomura's given name, "Minami", 美 means beauty.
Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Nomura Minami:
- MinaMina (みなみな): Official nickname, given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Name: Nomura Minami (野村みな美)
- Nickname: MinaMina (みなみな)
- Birthday: February 10, 2000
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood type: B
- Height: 155cm
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2012.06.12: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
- 2015.01.02: Kobushi Factory Member
- Kobushi Factory Member Color: Royal Blue (2015-)
- Hello! Project groups:
- Specialty: Jump rope, Hula hoop, Calligraphy
- Hobbies: Reading books, collecting stationery
- Motto: "Keizoku wa chikara nari" (継続は力なり; Continuance is strength)
- Charm Point: Small nose
- Favorite Food: Cabbage Roll
- Favorite Color: Yellow-Green
- Favorite Sports: Jumping rope, Swimming
- Favorite School Lunch Item: Kimchi fried rice
- Favorite Animal: Hamster
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: "My Days for You" , "Lucky Aura" , "LOVE Namida Iro" , "Mikan"
- Favorite Morning Musume song: Tomo
- Looks Up To: Wada Ayaka
-  Sakura no Hanataba (さくらの花束) as Deguchi Kazue (出口和枝)
-  SMILE FANTASY!
-  Week End Survivor
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  JK Ninja Girls
- She participated in the Morning Musume 9th generation audition and the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition, but failed.
- She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she was upset after failing the Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition.
- For her, the best thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she was chosen to sing as part of a trio.
- For her, the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was that when she first joined, she couldn't do anything.
- She thinks she won't lose to any other member in going at her own pace.
- She wants to become an idol with a wealth of facial expressions like Wada Ayaka .
- When asked what group she'd like to debut in, she said Morning Musume. When asked again later, she said she'd like to be put into a (new) unit. She wants the unit to perform at Budokan and large venues like that and become a big idol group.
- She sang "Yumemiru Fifteen" for her Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ solo.
- According to Ogawa Makoto, she is lively like Maeda Yuuka.
- Takagi Sayuki says that Nomura is very interesting, and Nomura has recently confessed "I have started to like Takagi-san".
- She wants to try singing "Seishun Collection" by Morning Musume.
- In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked third at "forgetting items the most" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Yamagishi Riko, because they were generation-mates she didn't want to lose to her. They both started from the same point, with no experience in anything, so she wanted to keep pace with her.
- She wants to be center for a song. She doesn’t know if she’ll ever be able to, but she’ll work hard.
- She says she is bad at expressions. The mood is different for every song and it’s difficult for her to focus on everything and be able to change her expression while still singing well.
- She says that she is worse at dancing than she is at singing, but it's fun to her now that she can actually remember the moves. She wants to work hard at being sharp and doing more than just what she's supposed to.
- Tsunku's comments: "I want to make your singing develop more. If you can extend your singing and dancing abilities than you’ll see some results. For dancing, you’re pretty sharp. It looks like it will grow even more! With facial expressions, you have strength in your smile."
- She shares the same birthday with Country Girls member Ozeki Mai.
- Gallery:Nomura Minami
- List:Nomura Minami Discography Featured in
- List:Nomura Minami Concert & Event Appearances
- ^ ^ Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
- Official Profile
- Kobushi Factory blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei blogs: September 2012, December 2012, June 2013, December 2013, 2014 Test, September 2014 (not tagged), November/December 2014, February/March 2015
- Morning Musume/C-ute tour blog
|Current Members||Fujii Rio (SL) | Hirose Ayaka (L) | Nomura Minami | Ogawa Rena | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei|
|Singles||Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor (DVD Single)|
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono
|Albums||Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi|
|Concerts & Events|
|Concerts||Live Tours: 2015 | 2016 (Spring, Fall)|
|Joint Concerts||2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Tsubaki Factory) | New Fes! II (with Tsubaki Factory)|
|Other Concerts & Events|
|Hello! Project Concerts||Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei|