|Name (Kanji)||島田 美波|
|Name (Romaji)||Shimada Minami|
|Date of Birth||October 10 1995|
|Height||5'3½" (158 cm)|
|Voice Actor||Leah Clark|
|Anime||Season 1 Episode 1|
Minami Shimada (島田 美波 Shimada Minami) is a major character who is a 2nd year high school student at Fumizuki Academy. After living in Germany for most of her life, she returned to Japan. She was placed into Class F, although, based on her academic ability, she could have been placed into other, better classes. However, because she has spent most of her life in Germany, the language barrier has made it difficult for her to excel in school since her grasp in writing kanji is still lacking. The one subject she does well in is Mathematics, because of the lack of kanii required. She is, however, weak in other subjects because she cannot read or write in kanji very well.
AppearanceEditHer most notable features are her sharp eyes and ponytail. She is a tall, thin girl with magenta hair and long legs. However, she is lacking in the chest area. She is often called a 'pettanko' (ぺったんこ) or flat-chested, a word she is very sensitive to.
She initially appears outspoken and violent, but she is a naturally shy girl that is self-concious of her appearance.
Occult version is Nurikabe (wall monster), influenced by her flat-chest since "wall=flat chest".
During the Test Field Run, her shoukanjuu acted less like the real Minamiand behaved a lot like Hazuki, but only around Akihisa, while being disobedient to Minami. After Minami attacked Akihisa to keep the truth of her feelings for him from coming out, the shoukanjuu apologizes for her, suggesting that Minami herself doesn't mean to hurt Akihisa most of the time.
- She ranked 26th Best Female Character in the 2009 "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (このライトノベルがすごい!)" poll.
- According to Kouta and Akihisa, Minami's bust size is actually AAAA cup which makes the latter get beaten up by her.
- Her given name Minami means "Beautiful Wave" while her surname Shimada mean "Island of Field".
- She is an unlockable character in the game Baka Test Shoukanjuu Portable