Okamura Minami (岡村美波) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of the sub-group Ame no Mori Kawa Umi and the combined group BEYOOOOONDS. She first joined Hello! Project as member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in March 2017. Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of SunRisa.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Okamura Minami was born on October 20, 2004 in Osaka, Japan.
2011-2016[edit | edit source]
Okamura has been a children's model since as early as 2011.
On October 7, 2016, she left SunRisa.
2017[edit | edit source]
On March 6, it was announced that Okamura had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Shimakura Rika, Hibi Marina, Eguchi Saya, Doi Rena, Matsunaga Riai, Yamada Ichigo, and Nakayama Natsume. She was introduced at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 3gatsu ~Marching!~ on March 11.
On September 12, she participated in a fanclub event at Midland Square Cinema 2 titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite!~ alongside Nishida Shiori, Eguchi Saya and Nakayama Natsume.
2018[edit | edit source]
On June 9, during the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 6gatsu ~Niji~ in Tokyo, it was announced that Okamura was selected alongside Maeda Kokoro and Yamazaki Yuhane to join the second new group which already included Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime and would debut later in 2018.
On July 3, Okamura participated in a fanclub event at Midland Square Cinema 2 titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 4~ alongside Hibi Marina, Doi Rena, and Matsunaga Riai.
On October 19, the name of her group was revealed as Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. It was also announced that it would be part of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS alongside the group led by Ichioka named CHICA#TETSU and a third group formed by the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.
2019[edit | edit source]
On October 18, she celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Okamura Minami Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.
2020[edit | edit source]
On October 21, she celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Okamura Minami Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL. In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
She has an older sister.
When Okamura joined Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2021, Okamura is currently in second year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Okamura Minami has acquired:
Okamura's given name, Minami, means "beauty" (美; mi) and "waves" (波; nami).
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Okamura Minami (岡村美波)
- Nicknames: Miimi (みいみ)
- Birthdate: October 20, 2004
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 158.5 cm (5 ft 2.4 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Libra
- Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2017-03-06: Member
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Member Color: Pink
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Other Groups:
- Special Skills: Animal care, piano, Momochi monomane impression
- Hobbies: Collecting stuffed teddy bears, cooking and making sweets
- Favorite Music Genre: J-pop, Western music
- Favorite Sport: Dance and watching rugby
- Favorite School Subject: Science
- Motto: Never Give Up!
- Favorite Food: Chocolates, peaches, salmon, toro (fatty) salmon, onion salmon and terimayo grilled cheese salmon
- Least Favorite Food: Avocados, celery and sweet bean paste
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Charm Point: Her squishy cheeks
- Favorite Hello! Project song: ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡
- Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya, Inoue Rei
Discography[edit | edit source]
Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2020.03.26] BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Yamazaki Yuhane・Okamura Minami Birthday Event 2019
-  BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Yamazaki Yuhane・Okamura Minami Birthday Event 2020
Publications[edit | edit source]
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2020.08.07] BEYOOOOONDS①
Magazines[edit | edit source]
-  Dream GiRls Vol.04
-  Dream GiRls Vol.08
-  Dream GiRls Vol.10
-  Dream GiRls Vol.15
Cover girl[edit | edit source]
-  Dream GiRls Vol.14
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Time Repeat ~Towa ni Kimi wo Omou~
-  Fushigi no Kuni no Alicetachi
-  Reborn ~13nin no Tamashii wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~
-  Arabeyooooonds Nights
-  Nemureru Mori no Biyo
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2018–2019] The Girls Live
-  KURAGAE ~Watashitachi no Koto, Oshite Kudasai!~ (KURAGAE –私たちのこと、推してください！-)
- [2020–] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2017–] Hello! Project Station
- [2018–] Upcoming
- [2018–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She is a fan of Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei and was able to meet her at the Idol Matsuri 2016 event.
- In 2013, she mentioned being a fan of Momoiro Clover Z member Sasaki Ayaka.
- She bought a ticket and went to the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concert on July 23, 2016.
- Her favorite artist is Selena Gomez, while her favorite female talent is Rola.
- Her favorite movie is High School Musical.
- She can recite many chemical symbols and name over 150 countries and identify their flags.
- Her happy moment was seeing her pet hedgehog caring for its babies.
- Her dream was to become a "real idol".
- She had previously met both Hibi Marina and Matsunaga Riai, while all three were active as models for Dream Girls magazine, before they joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- She dislikes and is scared of Obake.
- She shares the same surname with former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Okamura Rise and Morning Musume member Okamura Homare.
- She revealed in October 2019 that after her growing interest in EDM she began learning how to DJ as a hobby, but she wanted to challenge herself to go further with it and make it one of her special skills.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Okamura Minami
- List:Okamura Minami Discography Featured In
- List:Okamura Minami Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Okamura Minami Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Profile
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Official Blog "Miimi's CAFE" (archived)
- SunRisa Official Blog (tag: Miimi♪) (inactive)
|BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU||Ichioka Reina (Leader) | Shimakura Rika | Nishida Shiori | Eguchi Saya|
|BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori
|Takase Kurumi (Leader) | Maeda Kokoro | Yamazaki Yuhane | Okamura Minami | Kiyono Momohime|
|BEYOOOOONDS / SeasoningS||Hirai Miyo (Leader) | Kobayashi Honoka | Satoyoshi Utano|
|Major Singles||1. Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist | 2. Gekikara LOVE / Now Now Ningen / Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!|
|Other Singles||Collaborations: YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki|
|Concerts & Events
|Other Concerts & Events
|Hello! Project Concerts|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei|