|School||Higashi Shinmei High|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||episode 1|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Sora Amamiya|
|English Voice Actor||Sarah Wiedenheft|
Minako Kanou (叶 美奈子 Kanō Minako) is a character in Denpa Kyoushi. She was originally the leader of the color gang 'Black Oracle Neo/BON' with Miho Kitou, Seijurou Nanami and Taki Komiya until Junichirou Kagami told to her in a chatroom : 'If there are no heroes, become one yourself'. Shortly after that, she learnt that the phrase was from an anime, so she created a goal for herself, which was to become a popular voice actress. She started singing anime songs on the rooftop, which caused Miho to bully her. But after getting a 'lesson' from Kagami, they became good friends.
A former delinquent leader of the Black Oracle gang who hated the world, because of its non-existence of heroes. However, after a bit of inspiration from Junichirou where he tells her over an online chat-channel, “If there are no heroes, become one yourself,” she decides to reinvent herself as a voice-actress.
Kanoe has, since then, reappeared during the Nanami arc to help her past friend find a new place in life towards playing soccer, and during the Komiya Twins arc to help stop Takeda’s gang from beating up on the reformed Black Oracle Neo gang led by Taki; another one of her old friends. She later forms a rivalry with Kanan as both are now set on becoming voice-actresses.
- The name Minako means "beautiful" (美) (mi), "apple tree" (奈) (na) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Minako's surname Kanou means "leaf" (叶).