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Minori Watanabe
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SideM Character Data
Name: 渡辺みのり (Watanabe Minori)
Voice actor: 高塚智人 (Takatsuka Tomohito)
Age: 31
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Shoe Size: 26.5 cm
Birthday: March 22nd
Blood type: AB
Hobbies: Collecting Hand Creams
Skills: Finding shortcuts when driving
Handedness: Right
Horoscope: Aries
Hometown: Ibaraki
Ex-Job: Flower Shop Clerk
Card Type: Physical
Image Color:     
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Minori Watanabe (Japanese: 渡辺みのり Watanabe Minori) is one of the available idols in the mobile game THE iDOLM@STER: SideM. He is part of the unit Beit along with Pierre and Kyoji. He is voiced by Tomohito Takatsuka (高塚智人 Takatsuka Tomohito).

Biographies

SideM Biography

-The idol-loving older brother who makes flowers bloom throughout the stage!-
"Whether it's flowers or idols, leave it all to me!"

SideM Idol File

Reasons for Becoming an Idol: In order to understand the true appeal of idols, I thought it’d be best to become one myself.

Personal Motto: Persevere. Simple, but important nonetheless.

Comments for the Future: Saying that I want to become an idol only to figure just what it is they have that entrances people... doesn’t sound very becoming, does it? I became an idol... because I love idols. How’s that? Does that sound acceptable?

Comments about Unit Members: Kyoji is quite interesting. He’s rather serious underneath it all, so he takes jokes very seriously. Pierre is an honest and good kid. I make flower crowns for him sometimes, and he gets so happy about it.

GROWING STARS Biography

-From flower shop owner to idol!-
"If it's about singing, just leave it to me."

THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote

"Hey, I'm Minori Watanabe. I'm glad to be invited to a project with so many idols here."

Character Description and Personality

Minori is a former Flower Shop Clerk who is a longtime fan of idols, especially Ryuuguu Komachi and Jupiter. He's outwardly calm and friendly, but he is a former delinquent and can scold or even threaten someone with a calm look. He also uses flowers as comparisons when talking about other people. He can sew and cook and dotes on Pierre so much, that he's considered the "mom" of Beit.

Even after becoming an idol, he still acts like an otaku, for example; fawning over the other idols and collecting all their DVDs, as if he wasn't an idol himself. With his idol knowledge, he often gives Kyoji and Pierre tips on how to look cute and/or cool. He often mentions fandom terms, like when he fawns over Kyoji's "gap", for example. Minori, as a fan of idols himself, understands what fans want to see. He's very committed to making sure that the fans have a fun time, making sure to take lots of selfies with the rest of Beit to upload on their blog. He often thinks about new merch and puts a lot of importance on the outfits Beit wears onstage. He spends a lot of time before Lives looking at the flower stands that fans have sent everyone in 315 Productions. He also often takes notes of what the other idols are doing, in order to improve his own performance.

None of the members of Beit have ideal family situations, so they have become each other's "important family". Whenever Kyoji and Pierre finish a job successfully, Minori is so proud that he cries and showers them with compliments. Minori is very protective of the both of them, especially Pierre. Minori often teases Kyoji and showers him in compliments often.

Minori sometimes slips back into his old ways when he was in a gang. In Episode 2 of the anime, he slips into a 'signature pose' that is common for gangsters, but says he learned it from a idol magazine. He can be very threatening too, even causing the former yankees in Shinsoku Ikkon to back down and respect him. In the Have Your Fill of Nature! BBQ Camp event, he says he used to "go riding around the mountains with his old pals" on motorcycles and that's where he learned the art of barbecuing. In the Seaside Live event, he goes for the watermelon in the 'watermelon splitting' game so intensely that he shocks the rest of Beit and Legenders.

Backstory

He lost his parents at a young age so his uncle took care of him.[1] As he went through his uncle's old belongings, who was later murdered by a gang[2], he was shocked to see that he was a fan of male idols[3]. Wanting to know his true feelings toward idols, he did some research, and ended up becoming a passionate idol otaku.

Game Discography

Song Discography

Image songs

Cherish BOUQUET

Recorded Solo Songs

Recorded Solo Songs
Song Classification CD
Fun! Fun! Festa! Minori Watanabe Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION
Cherish BOUQUET Solo Song THE IDOLM@STER SideM ORIGIN@L PIECES 08
LET'S GO!! Minori Watanabe Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM WakeMini! SOLO COLLECTION 01 PHYSICAL Ver.
Avenue Illusion! Minori Watanabe Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM 5th ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION 05
RED HOT BEAT!! Minori Watanabe Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM PASSION@TE FORMATION -PHYSICAL-

Recorded Group Songs

Recorded Group Songs
Song CD Sung With
Smile Engage THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-03 Beit Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
Omoi wa ETERNITY
DRIVE A LIVE
Eureka Diary ¤THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC 02 Beit & S.E.M Pierre, Kyoji Takajo, Michio Hazama and Jiro Yamashita
Fun! Fun! Festa! Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
Beyond The Dream THE IDOLM@STER SideM "Beyond The Dream" 315 ALLSTARS
315 Physical Idols
Reason!! THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 01 "Reason!!" 315 STARS
Summertime Graffiti Shiki Iseya, Hayato Akiyama, Haruna Wakazato, Jun Fuyumi, Natsuki Sakaki, Kyosuke Aoi, Yusuke Aoi, Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
TOMORROW DIAMOND THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 02 "TOMORROW DIAMOND" Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
Reason!!
Fuyu no Hi no Étranger Special CD: 315 St@rry Collaboration 01 ~DRAMATIC STARS&Beit~ Pierre, Kyoji Takajo, Teru Tendo, Kaoru Sakuraba and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Yozora o Kirameku Hoshi no You ni Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
DRIVE A LIVE THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 08 "GLORIOUS RO@D" 315 STARS
GLORIOUS RO@D
315 Steelo! Special CD: PASSION of the PASSION Sound Disc Teru Tendo, Pierre, Shiki Iseya, Kyosuke Aoi, Michio Hazama, Haruna Wakazato and Rui Maita
Senkyaku Banrai Ni Hao Circus! THE IDOLM@STER SideM WORLD TRE@SURE 04 Daigo Kabuto, Shouta Mitarai, and Takeru Taiga
MEET THE WORLD! (China Ver.)
LET'S GO!! THE IDOLM@STER SideM WakeMini! MUSIC COLLECTION 01 315 STARS (Physical Ver.)
Tsuyoku Toutoki Kemono-tachi THE IDOLM@STER SideM Struggle Heart 1 Original CD Pierre and Kyoji Takajo
DREAM JOURNEY THE IDOLM@STER SideM 4th ANNIVERSARY DISC "LIVE in your SMILE / DREAM JOURNEY" 315 STARS
Avenue Illusion! THE IDOLM@STER SideM 5th ANNIVERSARY DISC 06 Jupiter & Beit & THE Kogadou Kyoji Takajo, and Pierre
Itsuka no Triangle Touma Amagase, Shouta Mitarai, Hokuto Ijuuin, Kyoji Takajo, Pierre, Takeru Taiga, Ren Kizaki, and Michiru Enjoji
Secret Ornament THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:05 Beit Kyoji Takajo, and Pierre
NEXT STAGE! (Beit Ver.)
Growing Smiles! THE IDOLM@STER SideM GROWING SIGN@L 01 Growing Smiles! 315 ALLSTARS
DRIVE A LIVE
Beyond The Dream
NEXT STAGE!
RED HOT BEAT!! THE IDOLM@STER SideM PASSION@TE FORMATION -PHYSICAL- 315 Physical Idols

CD Discography

Drama CD Discography

THE IDOLM@STER SideM Struggle Heart 1 Original CD
THE IDOLM@STER SideM Struggle Heart 2 Original CD

Trivia and Fan Culture

Trivia

  • Though being 31 years old, the second oldest idol in 315 Production, he claims to be 17 at heart forever, similar to Nana Abe.
  • Minori refers to Kyoji Takajo and Pierre as his precious family.
  • Minori is a huge fan of Jupiter.
  • He shares his birthday with Minako Satake.

Fan Culture

  • Due to Minori's motherly nature towards Pierre, some fans call him "Mama Minori".
  • He is often featured in fanworks with fellow idol otaku, Arisa Matsuda.
  • He is also paired with Rin Shibuya in fanworks, due to both of them having flower shops.

Character Gallery

Cards

SideM Cards

THE iDOLM@STER SideM: LIVE ON ST@GE! Cards

THE iDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS Cards

References