According to Hachiman Hikigaya's observation, Minami is superficial towards everyone and others are likewise towards her. Hinting that everyone around her and herself are friends for name sake alone.
Sobu High School Edit
Minami's clique Edit
None of the names of her current or first year clique members are made known to the audience.Almost all of her clique were shown to share certain personality traits of Sagami
Minami is mentioned to be the leader of the second most influential clique which is next to Hayato's clique in hierachy in class 2-F. They laughed sardonically, when Yui shows her interest in becoming the planning committee member for the cultural festival. Minami often arrives late to the planning committee because she is hanging out with them. Mostly Sagami badmouths about others to her clique. In Volume 6.5 Sagami is still upset by Hachiman's comments he said to her during the cultural festival. She gossips to her clique and badmouths Hachiman behind his back.
It was also mentioned (in Volume 6.5 and Volume 7) that after the cultural festival, they darted stares at Hachiman with scorn, disgust and disdain for him. They would sneer/burst out laughing when their gaze met with Hachiman's. They would make stylish jokes of him and spread gossip about him throughout the class, possibly throughout second year. Minami did not join in nor stop her clique for this but instead just looked down in pain, indicating that she realizes her unworthiness as Hachiman told her back on the rooftop. However, after the fun times the clique spent in Kyoto, their gossip about Hachiman slowly wavered away.
Haruka & Yukko EditIn Episode 10 of season 1 (adapted from volume 6 of the light novel), her conference friends' first names were mentioned to be Yukko ( Voiced by :Megu Sakuragawa ) and Haruka ( Voiced by :Miki Inoue). All of them call each other by their first name. Minami made sure that these two were in the same rank as she was in the cultural festival planing committee, as both of them sit together with Minami and Yukino in the conference room. There is a possibility of Yukko being her clique member in first year but now of different class. Both Haruka and Yukko are members of the all-girls basketball club and like most girls of Sobu High, they admired Hayato.
When Minami went into hiding, they accompanied Hayato to the rooftop to coax her to return, explaining their concern and worry of her disappearance. Hachiman felt that they likely came because Hayato requested them to do so. They then leave with her after Hachiman was violently slammed to the wall by Hayato for harshly berating her, muttering insults on him as they were under impression that Hachiman was horrible. Both of them then consoled a sobbing Minami after she delivered her ending ceremony speech.
From his observation Hachiman, although Haruka & Yukko did show sympathy for Minami when Hachiman belittled her on the rooftop back in the Culture festival, he concluded that both Haruka and Yukko were friendly with Minami only in face value and nothing more which was later shown to be true. It was mentioned by themselves that they badmouthed Hachiman along with Sagami throughout the school.
In Volume 6.5, it seems that their friendship has deteriorated. Both of them refused to carry out Sagami's plan during the athletic festival planning committee meeting, which didn't surprise Hachiman at all. This shocked Sagami greatly as she was hoping for them to stand up for her like they did during the cultural festival, which they undoubtedly did only to be in higher social status and to slack off. Most of the opposition or gossip about Sagami orginated from them. They even avoided Sagami when she came to greet them.At the final meeting of the planing committee, When Sagami introduced the harsh rule against the slackers by prohibiting them from taking part in the athletic festival, they released emotional stress in harsh words directed at Sagami that opened up the trauma and wounds that Sagami suffered cultural festival. They also stated that Sagamis tardiness to meetings and her half-hearted role in times of the cultural festival in comparison to the athletic planing committee where she acted more like a chairperson, reducing Sagami to tears. Minami also tried her hand in making an appeal to Hayato. In the light novel, Minami, along with her clique, tried to invite Hayato to go out for a snack with the pretext of inviting the remaining members staying in the planing committee (Yukino, Hachiman, Yui, Hayato) but every one including Hayato turned down the offer. Minami and her clique were planning to walk home with Hayato, the result of the plan is unknown.Hayato also came in search of her in during the Culture Festival closing ceremony along with Haruka and Yukko. While Hayato and Minami's friends attempted to unnervingly comfort her into returning to the festival, Hachiman sneered at her unworthiness with a selection of harsh words in order to persuade her to return to her duty and also scapegoat himself on her behalf, Hayato showed his violent side for the first time by grabbing the front of Hachiman's shirt and slammed him to the wall, then warned him to cease talking. It is possible that he done that not only to defend Minami, but also he was aware of Hachiman's true intentions, and wanted to stop it.
In Volume 10.5, Hachiman visualizes the benefits of putting Hayato in the school newspaper and imagined Sagami keenly sneaking his picture.
Minami wanted the commendation of student council president. At first, Meguri was excited to see Minami volunteer for the chairman but she soon showed her regret for letting Minami become chairwoman. As Minami slacks off in regards to leading and instead spends time with her class preparation. Meguri was dumbfounded when Minami handed over power of attorney to Yukino.Even though Meguri didn't comment anything, it is obvious that Meguri doesn't view Minami in good light at least in the responsibility category, as she was speechless when Yukino suggested Minami to be the athletic festival chairperson. Meguri also stated her concern of wanting things to not be ended like the cultural festival planning committee. Meguri too understands why Hachiman scolded Minami on the rooftop. However, Meguri went with Yukino and Yui to persuade her to be the chairperson for athletic festival.
In Volume 6.5, Meguri praised Sagami for taking up the role in comparison to herself being unreliable most of the time and relied mostly on the student council members.Hina Ebina is the one who assigned Saki as the costume designer for the Culture Festival, Minami complimented her work on the costumes.
Like most characters in the series, the anime rarely shows Yumiko and Minami interacting or even talking but they do interact very briefly in the light novel.
Minami appears to hold a great amount of enmity and possibly jealousy towards Yumiko for her higher hierarchy position and her close relationship with Hayato but she doesn't show it. However Hayato and Hachiman were able to read it from her words. Yumiko isn't concerned about Minami at all, as she picks her friends based off their cuteness and doesn't bother with anyone with less social status than she does. Yumiko also puts a stop to Minami and her clique from damaging Yui's reputation, as Minami was labeling Yui as Hachiman's girlfriend to the whole class, whom she considers inferior in the class society.
In Volume 6.5, Sagami bowed and requested Yumiko's help due to lack of manual for the event signifying some sort of compromise from Sagami side towards Yumiko. Sagami and Yumiko finally able to tolerate each other existence after Sagamis experience from the athletic festival committee of Harukka and Yukko.
None of Service Club members bear a good relation or view Minami in a good light. The same goes for opposite side of the spectrum with a little respect for Yui & Yukino.was more or less friendlier while Minami looked a little distant and uninterested. But she eventually accepts that she too, hates Minami.
When Hachiman came to Yui, to ask for her help in filling the exhibit application of class 2-F. Yui tactically asked Hachiman, if Hayama was in the conference room and went there with Hachiman, indirectly luring Sagami to the conference room. When Sagami invited the remaining members of the committee for a snack, both Yukino and Hachiman declined, to which Sagami indifferently agreed but persuaded Yui to stay. Hachiman read between the lines and concluded that Sagami wanted Yui so that Hayato wouldn't decline the offer. In end everyone declined. In Volume 6.5, Yui tried to console Sagami about the opposition from the volunteers.older sister, saying that she should put her own personal feelings aside and buckle down to work, thus gaining undeserved praise from Haruno.
Yukino also doesn't see Minami in a good light, as she can see through her personality and intentions. But Yukino still recommended Minami to become the athletic festival chair person which Minami did after Hayato's persuasion. Yukino persuaded Sagami to take up the role seriously.
However, they did not contact each other after the festival.
After their encounter at the fireworks festival, Hachiman tried to just ignore her, but was dragged into matters in the planing committee when they were both chosen to be the male and female representatives for the Culture Festival planning committee. While Minami behaves irresponsibly as a chairwoman for the Culture Festival, always late for meetings and ultimately proving she labeled herself as the chairwoman solely for the attention. Hachiman is the first member of the entire committee to point out to everyone how much most of them (especially Minami) were irresponsibly using Hachiman and Yukino to slack off.
Hachiman made up a slogan containing a thinly-veiled criticism on the entire planning committee members of their irresponsibility of loading a huge amount of work on him, while the majority of them slacked off. This earned him a bad reputation from them as they muttered in a tone that suggested Hachiman was mentally troubled, but they still took their responsibilities seriously, with the exception of Minami who was too arrogant to admit to everyone that she was wrong.
After failing in her duty as a chairwoman, she ran away and hid, causing another disaster for the cultural festival. When Hachiman managed to find her, she resented him for it as she was longing for someone more popular (specifically Hayato, or one of her friends) to do so. Hachiman chose his words to not be the ones which Minami wanted, but instead the ones that would vilify him and be most effective. Even when the popular Hayato, along with her two friends coax her to return, she still is reluctant to return. Seeing no other option, Hachiman uses an array of harsh criticism on her to make her realize her unworthiness, not to mention to scapegoat himself on her behalf. Hachiman's scapegoating made her his "perfect victim", as Yukino pointed out, and drawing immense sympathy from her fellow 2-F classmates and planning committee members.
In the light novel, Minami would neither join nor stop her clique members from badmouthing Hachiman, but she wears a downcast expression every time his name is mentioned, as she is still unable to forget his harsh words during the rooftop incident.
In Volume 6.5, they exchanged a word or two in a sports festival planning committee meeting. Yui also notices Minami's hatred towards Hachiman, which Hachiman does not seem to mind and instead he appeared to feel proud of. Either due to his choice or lack of options. Sagami took the advice of Hachiman to bring the hammer down on the opposition.
Yui and Yukino feels that Sagami changed, since she didn't give away the person (Hachiman) who broke the rule during the Botaish event and stated the foul in a round about manner. When Hachiman and Sagami crossed path in the hallway, Sagami asked him to think of her without any scorn, hatred or malice, to which Hachiman feels that Sagami begins to ignore Hachiman and he will also likewise.