A graduate of the Osaka University of Arts's department of arts, Minami began his career with noted anime studio Sunrise as one of its producers. Later, in 1998, he co-founded Bones together with animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
He was classmates in university with Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga and mangaka Kazuhiko Shimamoto. Minami will work as production consultant for the Cowboy Bebop Live action movie set to be due in 2011.
- City Hunter 2
- Musha Kishi Commando: SD Gundam Kinkyū Shutsugeki
- SD Command Senki
- SD Sengokuden: Tenka Taiha-hen
- Shippu! Iron Leaguer
- Mobile Fighter G Gundam
- Vision of Escaflowne
- Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
- Welcome to Pia Carrot!! Gekijōban ~Sayaka no Koi Monogatari~
- RahXephon: Tagen Hensōkyoku
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Tenpō Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi
- Sword of the Stranger