Minako Honda: Bio, Facts, Height, Weight, Career

Minako Honda was a Japanese idol and singer who became famous in the mid to late 1980s for her sexy fashion and live performances. She is best remembered for her pop music albums, M’ Syndrome, Midnight Swing and Wild Cats. Minako’s single “Tsubasa” (Wings) is famous for the “long note” that she holds for 30 seconds. She also sang theme songs for several anime programs. Born Minako Kudō on July 31, 1967 in Tokyo, Japan, to Mieko Kudo, she grew up in Asaka, Saitama. Minako took formal acting and singing lessons, and became a notable theatrical singer and actress. She was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia on January 5, 2005. She died of acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 38, on November 6, 2005 in Minato, Tokyo.

Minako Honda Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 31 July 1967
Birth Place: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Death: 6 November 2005 (aged 38)
Death Place: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Cause of Death: Acute leukemia
Birth Name: Minako Kudō (工藤美奈子)
Nickname: Minako
Japanese: 本田美奈子
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Occupation: Singer, Actress
Nationality: Japanese
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Religion: Unknown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight

Minako Honda Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 106 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 48 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 4¼”
Height in Meters: 1.63 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hips Size: N/A
Bra Size/Cup Size: N/A
Feet/Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
Dress Size: 2 (US)

Minako Honda Family Details:
Father: Unknown
Mother: Mieko Kudo
Spouse/Husband: Unmarried
Children: No
Siblings: Unknown

Minako Honda Education:
Horikoshi High School

Musical Career:
Genres: Pop, Operatic pop, Classical crossover
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1985–2005
Labels: Toshiba-EMI, Columbia Music Entertainment
Associated acts: Sarah Brightman, Madonna
Music group: Minako with Wildcats (1988 – 1989)

Minako Honda Facts:
*She was born on July 31, 1967 in Tokyo, Japan.
*She was raised in Asaka, Saitama.
*She originated the role “Kim” for Japan version of Cameron Mackintosh musical “Miss Saigon”.
*She was often compared to American singer-songwriter Madonna.
*Towards the end of her life, she released several classical albums that showcased her talent as a classical soprano and included renditions of “Ave Maria” and “Amazing Grace.”
*Visit her website: www.minako-channel.com