|SideM character data|
Minori Watanabe (渡辺 みのり Watanabe Minoru) 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).
-Leave the idol and flower related things to me!-
"Flowers can properly meet expectations and be rewarded with care... I too, will work hard to follow the flowers' examples. Producer, about me, I'll ask you to take good care of me please."
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's considered as the "mom" of his unit for his feminine looks and speech.
He lost his parents at a young age so his uncle took care of him. As he went through his uncle's old belongings, who was later murdered by a gang, he was shocked to see that he was a fan of male idols. Wanting to know his true feelings toward idols, he did some research, and ended up becoming a passionate idol otaku. 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 Minori tips on how to look cute and/or cool.
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Smile Engage on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-03 Beit (sung with: Pierre and Kyoji Takajo)
Omoi wa ETERNITY on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-03 Beit (sung with: Pierre and Kyoji Takajo)
DRIVE A LIVE (Beit ver.) on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-03 Beit (sung with: Pierre and Kyoji Takajo)
Eureka Diary on THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC 02 Beit & S.E.M
Fun! Fun! Festa! on THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC 02 Beit & S.E.M
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Minori's image color is grayish magenta.
- 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 Watanabe in the Idolm@ster Sidem mobile game (Minori manga)