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She is Kotori Minami's mother, and is the chairwoman of Otonokizaka High School.
Principal Minami takes her job as chairwoman seriously and cares about Otonokizaka High School very much, but doesn't believe there's anything she can do to save it. She also cares a great deal about her daughter, as shown in Season 1 Episode 11 when she asks her if she's sure about her decision.
|01|| "Come True! Our Dreams!"|
(叶え!私たちの夢―― "Kanae! Watashitachi no Yume")
|In Episode 1, Principal Minami reveals to the school that Otonokizaka High School will be shut down after all the currently enrolled students graduate, because of a lack of applicants.|
(まきりんぱな "MakiRinPana" )
|Principal Minami’s scene in Episode 4 starts with Eli Ayase requesting her to restrict any school idol activities around Otonokizaka High School considering the performance of the idol group, μ's, failed to attract students to save the school. Understanding that the performance was for a club activity instead of saving the school, she dismissed the request on the grounds that student activities shouldn’t be restricted due to school circumstances. As Eli continues to be stubborn, Principal Minami showed her a video of the performance getting views on a website.|
(エリーチカ "Erichika" )
|In Episode 7, μ's ask the principal if they can compete in the Love Live! tournament. Ayase Eli objects, but the principal says she'll allow them to if they pass the exams. So the girls (mainly Honoka Kosaka, Rin Hoshizora, and Nico Yazawa) study for the exams and pass. However, before μ's could tell her, they overhear her tell Eli that the school will stop accepting new students and shut down next year.|
|08|| "What I Want To Do Is..."|
(やりたいことは "Yaritai Koto wa" )
|In Episode 8, the girls reveal themselves to the principal and Eli, and demand to know why. The principal then explains that will only happen if the school's upcoming open day doesn't go well. μ's, however, have a successful concert.|
|11|| "The Greatest Live Performance"|
(最高のライブ "Saikō no Raibu" )
|In Episode 11, it is apparent that Kotori read the letter and is concerned about making a decision. After making a decision, her mother asks her at some point if she believes she made the right choice.|
|13|| "μ's Music Start!"|
(μ'sミュージックスタート! "Myūzu Myūjikku Sutāto!")
|In Episode 13, Principal Minami drops off Kotori at the airport, and Kotori tells her that she can walk to her gate by herself. Later on, near the end of the episode, the principal is watching μ's performance of "START:DASH!!" near the exit door. Near the end of the song, presumably Maki Nishikino's mother runs into the auditorium. The two see each other and smile, as though they knew each other in the past.|
|01|| "Love Live! Once Again"|
(もう一度ラブライブ! "Mōichido Rabu Raibu!")
|In Episode 1, Principal Minami announces that Otonokizaka will still accept student applications for next year. After the announcement, the podium is then passed on to the succeeding student council president, Honoka Kosaka, to deliver her speech. Honoka managed to introduce herself but had forgotten the contents of her speech.|
|03|| "The Door to Our Dreams"|
(ユメのトビラ "Yume no Tobira")
|In Episode 3, Principal Minami heard μ's broadcasts and had thought there was an explosion when Honoka shouted on the mic with the volume at max.|
|04|| "No. 1 Idol in the Universe"|
(宇宙No.1アイドル "Uchuu Nanbā 1 Aidoru")
|In Episode 4, Kotori announced to Principal Minami that they were able to make it to the next round of the preliminaries.|
|06|| "Happy Halloween"|
(ハッピーハロウィーン "Happī Harouīn")
|In Episode 6, Principal Minami called µ's to her office because of the scene that they made that scared some students.|
|12|| "Last Live"|
(ラストライブ "Rasuto Raibu")
|In Episode 12, Principal Minami agreed to Kotori's request for µ's to have a sleepover at school. Afterwards, the principal participated among the audience in the Love Live!.|
|13|| "Come True! Everyone's Dream"|
(叶え！みんなの夢―― "Kanae! Minna no Yume")
|In Episode 13, Principal Minami delivered a congratulatory speech for the seniors who just graduated from Otonokizaka.|
- According to a question published in Dengeki G's Magazine in 2013 or earlier, Principal Minami is the childhood friend of Honoka's mother, with both families living on the same street.