According to Hachiman Hikigaya, Minami is a superficial person. Her relationships are only skin deep and she uses them to boost her own popularity.
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, below Hayato's clique, in class 2-F. They are shown to be petty and mocking towards others. Minami would arrive late to the Cultural Festival committee because she was hanging out with them. Mostly Minami badmouths others to her clique. She gossips to her clique and insults Hachiman behind his back.
It was also mentioned (in Volume 6.5 and Volume 7) that after the cultural festival, they had disgust and disdain for Hachiman. Together they would sneer/burst out laughing when their gaze met with Hachiman's. However, after the Kyoto trip, their gossiping about Hachiman slowly went away.
Haruka & Yukko Edit
There is a possibility of Haruka and Yukko being her clique members in first year, but now are in a different class.In Episode 10 of season 1 (adapted from volume 6 of the light novel), her conference friends names were mentioned to be Yukko ( Voiced by :Megu Sakuragawa ) and Haruka ( Voiced by :Miki Inoue). They call each-other by their first names. Minami made sure that these two were considered equal to her in the Cultural Festival planning committee, as both of them sit together with Minami and Yukino in the conference room.
When Minami went into hiding during the Cultural Festival, they accompanied Hayato to the rooftop to coax her to return. Hachiman felt that they likely came because Hayato requested them to do so. Both of them consoled Minami after she delivered her ending ceremony speech.
Hachiman believes that both Haruka and Yukko are friendly with Minami only on the surface, which was later shown to be true. They use Minami to appear cool and refused to help her work while on the Athletic Festival committee in Volume 6.5.
In Volume 6.5, it seems that their friendship has deteriorated. Both of them refused to carry out Minami's plan during the Athletic Festival committee meeting. This shocked Minami greatly as she was hoping for them to stand up for her like they did during the Cultural Festival. However they only did that before to gain a higher social status and to slack off. Most of the committees opposition and gossip about Minami originated from them.
At the final meeting of the planning committee, When Minami introduced the harsh rule against the slackers, prohibiting them from taking part in the athletic festival, they verbally confronted her and slung insults at her.
It is unknown if they have patched things up. As Minami is only seen with her clique members after this.
Minami was recommended to be the class Cultural Festival representative by Hayato, but only so his clique would be left alone. He just agreed to Tobe's suggestion in class. It is mentioned later that he regrets it.
Hayato is able to see through Minami's facade, and can see her incompetence and irresponsibility. He dislikes Minami, but is friendly to her face. Only Hachiman is aware of his true feelings about her.Minami has tried to be appealing to Hayato. In the light novel, Minami, along with her clique, invited Hayato to hangout with her and the rest of the committee members after a Cultural Festival meeting. Everyone in the vicinity turned down her offer.Hayato also searched for her in during the Culture Festival closing ceremony along with Haruka and Yukko. While Hayato and Minami's friends attempted to convince her to return to the festival. When Hachiman plays the villain to get her to return, Hayato showed his violent side for the first time by grabbing the front of Hachiman's shirt and slammed him to the wall. He does this to defend Minami, along with his personal reasons.
In Volume 10.5, Hachiman visualizes the benefits of putting Hayato in the school newspaper and imagined Sagami 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 paths in the hallway, Sagami asked him not to think of her with any scorn, hatred or malice, to which Hachiman states he feels that Sagami should ignore Hachiman and he will also likewise.