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Name: Kato Rumi
Born: March 9th, 1995 in Gifu Prefecture
Team: SKE48, Team S
Nickname: Rumi, Rooms (Dae’s nickname for her)
Personality: Easy going
Strengths: Has trivial knowledge, hard working
Hobbies: Manga, anime, fishing (actual fishing), illustrating
Talent: Facial pantomime, finger snapping, moonwalk
Favorite food is mandarin orange.
Loves fishing and takes care of worms to use as bait.
Youngest of four sisters.
Friends outside of Team S are Yakata Miki and Mukaida Manatsu.
Second in command of the “Mizuki Army”.
She would rather be called, “funny” than “cute”.
Commutes to Nagoya from Gifu for SKE activities.
Hopes to become a variety talent and voice actress.
Dae says: Kato Rumi(who I casually refer to as “Rooms” or “Room-Rooms”) is made up of all things endearing and sits comfortably in my personal top 3 of SKE members. She first caught my eye on Mousou Deka, where she wore an ugly, oversized grey sweater and sweatpants, wielding a giant knife; but she was just so goddamn adorable. And her insistence on collecting apparel and toys depicting the cute and endangered Panda takes that shit and cranks it up to ELEVEN. Her round face, big eyes, short stature, unexpectedly low voice and big personality pretty much demanded my attention ever since.
Her goofiness and wit is always a highlight of anything that features her, and under all that you also get the sense that she’s a really mature, focused person. The combination of her confidence and humor almost gives me a leader-like image of her, even if she’s not a senbatsu member. Also, there should be a “Round Face Alliance” with Kato Rumi and Sato Sumire and a variety show revolving around their hobbies. I wonder if I could take that much cuteness.
Anthony says: Kato Rumi is one of the most overlooked members in SKE48. Not only is she a good performer but also a fantastic personality. She has the ability to be a complete goofball but also a legitimate MC. Her MCing skills are highly rated by her peers and their theater manager. She has the ability to command attention while speaking and has proven her abilities on multiple occasions on “SKE48 no Sekai Seifuku Joshi”. Kato Rumi, while a very good performer is also a totally hilarious character that I think most people would find charming. I feel like she’s always a borderline senbatsu member that just quite can’t get over that 16 member hump. I hope she makes senbatsu someday and I hope that more people take notice of her entertaining antics!