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!Honoka Kōsaka
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-->'''Image Color:''' Red (Orange in pvs)
-->'''Age:''' 16
-->'''Birthday:''' August 3 (Leo)
-->'''Blood Type:''' O
-->'''Height:''' 157cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B78/W58/H82
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Strawberries
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Green peppers
-->'''Voiced by:''' Emi Nitta

''De facto'' leader of μ's, and all-around average student. In the manga, she was a star member of the kendo club, but quit to become an idol after seeing an A-RISE concert, but she isn't in the kendo club to begin with in the anime. In the second season of the anime, [[spoiler:she becomes the Student Council president, replacing the graduating Eli]].
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* BookDumb: She especially has trouble with math.
** [[spoiler: She also gets easily overwhelmed by paperwork for the student council in the second season.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: A compelling leader and actually pretty good at motivating and organizing people, but is often too laid-back to do so. Umi even mentions that [[spoiler:she can do the student council work just fine if she stops procrastinating.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Kotori and Umi. Eli as well outside of the anime.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: She tends to do this.
* CompellingVoice: One of the reasons why she's considered the leader of the group. [[spoiler: Almost parodied in the second season where she "stops" rain by yelling at it. She tries it again in episode 5, first at Umi's phone while it has a weather app running on it, then at the sky. It doesn't work either time.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl: More so in the audio dramas than in the anime.
* TheDeterminator: When she initially tries to form a school idol group, she doesn't have much luck in it, as evidenced by the nearly empty seats in the theater during their first show. Despite numerous setbacks however, she tries what she can to form the group and help save her school from shutting down.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Honoka dislikes azuki beans. [[{{Irony}} Despite living in a Japanese-style sweet shop.]]
* {{Expy}}: To [[Manga/KOn Yui]]. They're both [[GenkiGirl energetic]] and [[CloudCuckoolander a little ditzy]] semi-protagonists. The brownish hair ties it closer.
** Also to [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Haruka]]. Both are ditzy, cheerful and brown-haired idols who are associated with the color red.
** Visually, she also resembles [[AKB0048 Yuko Oshima the 9th]], particularly with her hairstyle. Other than that, the [[GenkiGirl enthusiasm]] and [[TheLeader leadership abilities]], the similarities end there.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Shares the "穂" (ho) character with her sister, notable in that the sweet shop her family manages is called "Homura", phonetically mirroring this.
* GenkiGirl: She gets excited pretty easily, especially when talking about school idols.
* HairDecorations: A yellow ribbon.
* InfectiousEnthusiasm: This is the only reason why the group even ended up getting together to start with.
** [[spoiler:Backfires on her in episode 11 of the anime.]]
* TheLeader: Type III mixed with Type IV, although on paper Nico is.
* RedHeadedHero
** FieryRedHead
* RedIsHeroic
* RunningGag: Tends to bring up a soap brand that sounds similar to "μ's".
* SecondYearProtagonist
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Lying down anywhere for more than a couple of seconds and she can fall asleep. She can even sleep [[spoiler: at the edge of a cliff]].
* [[spoiler: StudentCouncilPresident]]: In season 2 of the anime.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She refers herself in third person from time to time.
* WeightWoe: In the seventh episode of the second season. Naturally this is also when a lot of other girls are eating lots of things, which Umi won't let her touch due to having to go on a diet.

!Eli Ayase
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-->'''Image Color:''' Light Blue
-->'''Age:''' 17
-->'''Birthday:''' October 21 (Libra)
-->'''Blood Type:''' B
-->'''Height:''' 162cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B88/W60/H84
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Chocolate
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Dried plums and seaweed
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshinoNanjo

A third-year student and president of the Student Council.
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* ButNotTooForeign: She is a quarter Russian.
* BrokenBird: It's downplayed a bit, but she used to be on the path to becoming a professional ballerina when she was younger, but just kept failing audition after audition until she finally gave up. This is the source of a lot of her resentment for μ's in the beginning of the series (since their dancing looks amateur to her) and is hinted to be why she can be so distant at first.
* ChildhoodFriends: Honoka, Kotori and Umi. This isn't the case in the anime.
* CoolBigSis: Like Nozomi, she often has good advice for the other girls, even if she seems antagonistic at the time about it.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In episode 8.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Honoka mentions that she's popular with girls because of her beauty and [[ShesGotLegs long legs.]]
* {{Expy}}: She looks like a more mature [[Anime/{{Tantei Opera Milky Holmes}} Kokoro Akechi]], with the same voice actress.
* HairDecorations: Wears a ribbon in her ponytail.
* HugeSchoolGirl: The tallest of the group (and also pretty busty) and admittedly a bit socially awkward at first.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond with light blue eyes.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Early on, she constantly tries to stop Honoka's attempts to form a club, usually while utilizing school rules or loopholes, such as saying there was already an idol group at their school, or that they would need at least 5 members to form a group.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Official subs for the anime use Eli instead of the more literal reading "Eri". Some translations even use "Ellie".
** However, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFZW03b-Yw this video]] uses Eri.
* StudentCouncilPresident
* VerbalTic: хорошо![[note]]Transliterated as 'harasho' into Japanese and as 'khorosho' into English, due to Russian spelling not being fully reflective of pronunciation (English transliterations generally prioritize the former, while the Japanese ones follow the latter).[[/note]]

!Kotori Minami
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-->'''Image Color:''' Green (Grey or turquoise in pvs)
-->'''Age:''' 16
-->'''Birthday:''' September 12 (Virgo)
-->'''Blood Type:''' O
-->'''Height:''' 159cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B80/W58/H80
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Cheesecake
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Garlic
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaUchida

Honoka's and Umi's best friend, and the daughter of the headmaster. She designs the group's costumes. In the second season of the anime, [[spoiler:she joins the student council with Honoka and Umi]].
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* ChildhoodFriends: Honoka and Umi. Eli as well outside of the anime.
* DetachedSleeves: With her practice clothes in the second season.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She really likes alpacas.
* HairDecorations: A green scrunchie on her ponytail.
* ImageSong: "Wonder Zone" is an in-universe example in the anime, where the others ask her to write a song about her feelings.
** There's also "Wonderful Rush," the pv that she centered.
* {{Meido}}: She wears one in a cafe she works in, and she is even famous for it.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Sweet, quiet, and generally goes along with whatever her friends are doing. Umi even complains that she can be too nice, at least towards Honoka.
* SecondYearProtagonist
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks a lot like her mother.
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:She receives a letter that offers her the opportunity to study fashion overseas right after a conversation where she, Honoka and Umi agree that they want to be together forever.]]
* YesMan: Kotori seems to almost always agree with Honoka's opinion when she says something other than what the rest of the group thinks.
* ZettaiRyouiki: On her practice clothes.

!Umi Sonoda
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-->'''Image Color:''' Blue
-->'''Age:''' 16
-->'''Birthday:''' March 15 (Pisces)
-->'''Blood Type:''' A
-->'''Height:''' 159cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B76/W58/H80
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Honoka's family's manju
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Carbonated drinks
-->'''Voiced by:''' Suzuko Mimori

Honoka's and Kotori's best friend. She's member of the Archery Club in the anime, and [[spoiler:becomes the vice-president of the student council]] in the second season, [[spoiler:replacing the graduating Nozomi]]. In the manga, she's the president of the Kendo Club instead, and is quite annoyed when Honoka suddenly resigns from the club to become an idol.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Umi, who tries to be the group's StraightMan but can't help but imagine and practice cutesy idol routines in private.
* ArcherArchetype: Umi is one of the calmest and most down-to-earth of the girls, and is in the archery club.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Umi slept through episode 10's pillow fight, until some of the girls accidentally hit her. When she gets up, all of the girls, even the more calm and collected Eli and Nozomi have an OhCrap look in their face, and when Umi throws the pillows, they seem to hit rather hard. It takes Maki and Nozomi throwing at the same time to knock her back out.
* ChildhoodFriends: Honoka and Kotori. Eli as well outside of the anime.
** She claims to be ''super childhood friends'' with Honoka because their mothers were childhood friends too.
* DeathGlare: Gives a scathing one to Nico in the fourth episode of season two.
** And again to Honoka in the seventh episode.
* {{Expy}}: Character-wise, she is an expy of [[Manga/KOn Mio]]. Both have PerformanceAnxiety, are the songwriters of the group, and believe their best friend is bossy and pushy. Visually, she shares similarities to [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Chihaya]] with her long [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]], BrownEyes, and slender build; their voice can also be considered similar.
* HeirToTheDojo: Her father is a martial artist, and her mother is a practitioner of traditional Japanese dance. She is expected to inherit the combined dojo of both.
* NotAMorningPerson: Inverted, she ''hates'' [[BerserkButton being woken up after she's just gone to sleep.]]
* PerformanceAnxiety: She has some early on, but gradually overcomes it.
* TheReliableOne: She's the one that tries to keep the girls focused on the task at hand, such as making sure they get enough practice time in. And making sure Honoka isn't goofing off too much.
* SecondYearProtagonist
* SeriousBusiness: She tends to treat things she's doing this way, such as making sure the girls know the song and dance routines, not goofing off too much at the beach during a training session, getting her sleep interrupted, or climbing a mountain.
* ShrinkingViolet: She was one before meeting Honoka. She's also insecure about showing off her body too much.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's somewhat of a budding one; she comes from a very traditional family, is modest, calm, rational, and has a stubbornness to her regarding the people she cares about. The only thing keeping her from playing this completely straight is how she does get worked up rather often.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
** ShyBlueHairedGirl: She used to be a ShrinkingViolet when she was young.

!Rin Hoshizora
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-->'''Image Color:''' Light Green (Light green or yellow in pvs)
-->'''Age:''' 15
-->'''Birthday:''' November 1 (Scorpio)
-->'''Blood Type:''' A
-->'''Height:''' 155cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B75/W58/H80
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Ramen
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Fish
-->'''Voiced by:''' Riho Iida

Hanayo's best friend, she is the tomboy of the group. In the manga, she and Hanayo were friends with Honoka before even entering the school.

In season 2, [[spoiler:the group briefly makes her substitute leader while Honoka, Umi and Kotori are away and Eli and Nozomi are too busy to do so themselves. At the end of the season, Hanayo states that Rin will continue to act as a de facto leader as Honoka once did]].
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* ActionGirl: The most athletic of the group, originally wanted to try out for the track team, and showcased a rather impressive series of flips in the fifth episode.
** A-RISE even cites her athletic ability as her greatest asset to the group.
* ACupAngst: Subverted, In novel she outright state that she doesn't mind about her chest at all but she also say that she prefer to have better assets because it's could help her look more feminine.
** However she is not thrilled when Nozomi uses this to her advantage to get her to slip through a narrow space between two cars that Nico had escaped through while they were chasing her in episode four of season two.
* AnimalMotifs: A cat. She even wears [[CatGirl cat ears and a tail]] during one of the music videos they shoot in the anime.
** [[{{Irony}} And yet she dislikes fish and is allergic to cats.]]
* BookDumb: English is her weakest subject.
-->'''Rin:''' Me and English just don't get along!
* CatSmile: She sports one from time to time.
* ChildhoodFriends: Hinted to be one with Hanayo, as flashbacks show them being close as far back as elementary school.
* FieryRedhead: Although less fiery tempered and more energetic.
** SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* GenkiGirl: Generally the most energetic of the group, and is quite evident in the closing credits when the girls are rehearsing.
* IAmNotPretty: [[spoiler: Turns out that she has quite the complex about her {{Tomboy}} image, to the point where she legitimately cannot see herself as cute. Hanayo and the others help her get over this.]]
* TheNicknamer: Tends to add the non-honorific "-chin" to people's names and calls Hanayo "Kayo," an AlternateCharacterReading of her first name.
* ThirdPersonPerson
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: the tomboy to Hanayo's girly girl.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: More tomboyish than the rest of the girls, and is noticeably worried about being too tomboyish to wear frilly skirts, but still loves the idea of being an idol.
* VerbalTic: Sometimes adds a ''-nya'' in the ends of her words.
* [[spoiler: ZettaiRyouiki: At the end of [[ADayInTheLimelight episode five of season two]], Rin wears feminine clothes to practice, including this.]]
** [[spoiler: She keeps this outfit for the following episodes to show her CharacterDevelopment.]]

!Maki Nishikino
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-->'''Image Color:''' Purple (Red or maroon in pvs)
-->'''Age:''' 15
-->'''Birthday:''' April 19 (Aries)
-->'''Blood Type:''' B
-->'''Height:''' 161cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B78/W56/H83
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Tomatoes
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Tangerines
-->'''Voiced by:''' Pile

A first-year student aiming to be a physician like her parents, and the main composer for μ's. [[spoiler:She becomes the vice-president of the Idol Research Club at the end of season 2.]]
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* TheAce: Smart and born to a wealthy family of doctors, beautiful, the group's main composer, and the most popular in-series and out. [[spoiler:And if the 6th PV is to be taken seriously, possesses supernatural ability to boot.]]
* CharacterTics: Has a habit of curling her hair around her finger when bored or embarrassed.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Although Eli was one too, it takes Maki longer to warm up to the group, and she doesn't take part in too many of the non-idol activities. However, Nozomi tries to help bring her into the group more, and she ends up joining them in the pillow fight during episode 10.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Plays piano and acts as the group's composer in the anime.
* GirlishPigtails: With her practice outfit in season two. They're small, so it's a bit hard to tell.
* LittleMissSnarker
* LonerTurnedFriend: One of the few girls in the group who talked to no one before getting involved with Honoka and the others. In the second season, it's mentioned that, before becoming a school idol, it was rare for her to even speak with other people in her class.
* NiceHat: Wears a ballcap with her practice clothes and often gets one in costume.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Often the first to point out how the others' antics are silly or childish, but still believes in Santa and joins in with the others in using puppets to have a conversation.
* TheOjou: Comes from a pretty wealthy family, but subverts this personality-wise. She's relatively polite, but often standoffish and blunt.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While she hovered around Honoka's group early on, she always claimed she wasn't interested in joining. However, around the time Hanayo and Rin join, she feels compelled to as well, and ultimately relents.
* ShipTease: With Niko.
* SpoiledSweet: Not directly shown, but she is clearly doted on to where she still believes in Santa Claus.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She is better defined as this, being the least likely member to get overly emotional.
* {{Tsundere}}: She has shades of this, but see above.
* TsurimeEyes: Nico even refers to her as "You, with the slanted eyes!" during practice. Which probably got a snicker from Western audiences.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Nico. Though they often argue, they're seen together quite a bit as well. And sometimes when she speaks, she'll turn towards Nico, implying something about her, usually negative.

!Nozomi Tōjō
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-->'''Image Color:''' Violet
-->'''Age:''' 17
-->'''Birthday:''' June 19 (Gemini)
-->'''Blood Type:''' O
-->'''Height:''' 159cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B90/W60/H82
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Yakiniku
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Caramel
-->'''Voiced by:''' Aina Kusuda

Eli's best friend, a third year and the vice-president of the Student Council in the anime. She is none of those things outside of the anime.
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* TheChessmaster: She is a mild example. Episode 8 reveals that she had been prodding them along with fortune-telling, from as early as when they were asking for name suggestions, so they would reach nine members. She played a significant role in getting Nico, Maki and Eli to join, and getting Maki to want to join also indirectly helped prod Hanayo, which also resulted in Rin joining. After this, she joined as the ninth member. This means that she is directly or indirectly responsible for every member aside from the initial trio joining.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment[=/=]ThanksForTheMammaries: Her preferred way to punish or cheer people up.
** Hilariously, Nico's lack of a bust enables her to escape this attack in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKG0o49jeoM episode 4 of season 2]]. She also purposely slips in between two closely parked vans which Nozomi is unable to follow because of her larger breasts.
* CoolBigSis: She often gives the other girls decent advice for their problems.
* FortuneTeller: Through her tarot readings, she even predicts the line up of μ's.
* FriendlessBackground: [[spoiler: As episode eight of season two expands, she constantly moved around and thus never had any chances to make friends until she met Eli.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Less so compared to Nico, since they're low-tied and thus make her look more mature.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: She is from Tokyo, but picked up the accent when she lived in the Kansai region.
* {{Miko}}: Seen as this several times prior to joining the group proper.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: The reason why she approached Eli in the first place was this-- because she reminded her of herself in how she pushed people away.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As vice president of student council, she suggests ways for μ's to bypass obstacles set by [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Eli]].
* SecondYearProtagonist: Outside of the anime.
* TaremeEyes
* {{Tarot Motifs}}: Uses tarot cards to explain the motivations of her actions when assembling the Muses.
* TeamMom: The more calm and collected of the third years and the first one to lend a hand to the underclassmen, even before actually being involved in μ's.
* TheNicknamer: Not as much as Rin, but she does sometimes add "chi" to the end of people's names, most noticeably being Nico.
* TricksterMentor: Other than her... [[ThanksForTheMammaries interesting]] methods of punishment, it's hinted that some of the signs that she uses to prompt the other girls on are made up so that they will take action.
* VerbalTic: Sometimes adds a ''-ya'' in the ends of her sentences.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She seems to know quite a bit and often shares her knowledge with the other girls. Sometimes they wonder why she knows so much, or how much she travels.
* ZettaiRyouiki: With her school uniform.

!Hanayo Koizumi
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-->'''Image Color:''' Orange (Green in pvs)
-->'''Age:''' 15
-->'''Birthday:''' January 17 (Capricorn)
-->'''Blood Type:''' B
-->'''Height:''' 156cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B82/W60/H83
-->'''Favorite Food:''' White Rice
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' None
-->'''Voiced by:''' Yurika Kubo

A first-year student who secretly knows a lot regarding School Idols and idols in general. In the manga, she and Rin were friends with Honoka before even entering the school. [[spoiler:She becomes the president of the Idol Research Club at the end of season 2, since Honoka's too busy being student council president.]]
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* AscendedFangirl: She went from being a fan of Honoka's school idol group to becoming one of the members of it.
* BigEater: She has to eat an extra set of rice balls after school, or she would not have enough stamina for practice.
** Not just rice, She love eating in general. The fact that she's afraid of getting fat is the only reason that stop her from going rampant with eating.
* ChildhoodFriends: Hinted to be one to Rin.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Takes care of the school's alpacas.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Note that she just never wears glasses outside of the anime.
* InSeriesNickname: "Kayo", an AlternateCharacterReading of her name. In the anime, only Rin calls her this, in the smart phone game, all of the other μ's members use it as well.
* {{Megane}}: Prior to when she joins μ's.
** She still wears them when she's at home, though.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: The only character who wears tights under her uniform.
* SeriousBusiness: Anytime she runs into idol-related materials.
** {{Otaku}}: Of idols.
*** In her diary novel, it's revealed that [[spoiler: her mother used to be an idol.]] Which influenced her to become one as well.
* ShrinkingViolet: She gradually overcomes this.
* TaremeEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Rin's tomboy.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She really seems to love rice.
* WeightWoe: Her constant need to go on diet is a natural consequence of being a BigEater.

!Nico Yazawa
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/niko_yazawa_7488.jpg
-->'''Image Color:''' Pink
-->'''Age:''' 17
-->'''Birthday:''' July 22 (Cancer)
-->'''Blood Type:''' A
-->'''Height:''' 154cm
-->'''Three Sizes:''' B74/W57/H79
-->'''Favorite Food:''' Sweets
-->'''Least Favorite Food:''' Spicy food
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraTokui

The ''de jure'' leader of μ's, as she is the chairman of the Idol Research Club. A third year student.
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* ACupAngst: At least when the more developed Eli and Nozomi are around.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She usually makes no effort to be anything but ornery or even [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassish]], but plays up her character as an idol as incredibly MoeMoe and incredibly sweet.(It should be noted that Niko [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold is not a bad person by any means.]])
* BookDumb: Like Honoka, she doesn't like doing her schoolwork either, and doesn't seem to have very good test scores.
* BrokenBird: She started out as one, when she was unable to form a school idol group, and became disenchanted with it as a result until Honoka shows up.
* ButtMonkey: She's often ignored when she tries suggesting things for the group. And when A-RISE is complimenting μ's in episode 3 of season 2, they specifically mention traits that make the particular girl unique to the group. But then when they get to Nico, they simply thank her for the flowers she sent before.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Purposefully invokes this with her idol persona with the phrase "Nico-Nico-ni!". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She even makes the rest of the club practice it]].
** And she taught it to her younger siblings.
* CoolBigSis: To her younger siblings.
* CustomUniform: Wears a pink cardigan with her school uniform as opposed to the cream-colored one that everyone else wears.
* TheDeterminator: Technically the character who has been working seriously towards being an idol the longest and is the most stubborn about it. [[spoiler: Even when μ's temporarily disbands, she tries to keep going by forming a separate unit with Rin and Hanayo.]]
** [[spoiler: And in the second season when faced with the possibility that her last chance at participating in the Love Live might not happen because Honoka would rather have the group stay out of the competition, she challenges her.]]
** [[spoiler: Episode four of season two highlights this with flashbacks to when she started up the Idol Research Club as a first year with no one really showing much interest, her group leaving her, and her audience dwindling as she still tried to do it alone. Despite all of these setbacks, she still desperately wants to be an idol.]]
* FreudianExcuse: In season 1 she was very antagonistic towards Honoka attempting to start an idol group until they invited her into the group. Nozomi explains to the other girls about how Nico tried to start a school idol group, but failed to garner much interest like Honoka's first attempt. Her two clubmates also resigned shortly afterwards, and attempting to solo it also failed miserably, causing her to grow bitter over the experience. Hence why she was attempting to sabotage Honoka's attempts at first. This is given more attention in episode 4 of season 2.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Due to her usually awkward suggestions, she often gets ignored. A-RISE even does a StealthInsult on her by claiming she's the imp in the group. Fortunately Nico misunderstands it and takes that as a compliment, probably not realizing they meant this trope.
* GirlishPigtails
* GreenEyedMonster: She tries to tell Honoka to disband her idol group early on. Nozomi tells them that Nico originally tried to form an idol in her first year, but her standards were set too high for the other members, and they gradually quit one by one. Honoka gets around this by including her in the group, and getting her advice, however unusual it may be. She noticed that while Nico was criticizing them, it also meant she was paying close attention, and probably wanted them to succeed secretly. It seems to work, as once they start genuinely asking for Nico's advice, she mellows out and starts taking part in their group.
* TheLeader: On paper, as the chairman of the Idol Research Club.
* TheNapoleon: Both the shortest and the most irritable of the group. She even states that she has somewhat of a complex about her height.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her pigtails, childish antics, and less developed body (even in comparison to the first-years), it's easy to forget that Nico's actually a third-year.
** In her diary novel, It's look like she somewhat stop growing since first-year, much to her dismay.
* {{Otaku}}: She has a huge collection of idol-related material.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Of the less evil and more {{Jerkass}} variety.
* ShipTease: With Maki.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Official subs for the anime use Nico instead of the more literal reading "Niko".
* TheStarscream: Constantly plots (unsuccessfully) to become the center of the group, although it's played more for laughs.
* SupremeChef: She tries to lie about it in episode 10, claiming she has a personal chef. But later that night, she ends up cooking curry for the group, and while it was good, several of the other girls ask about what she said earlier about not cooking. Nico tries to play it off by saying idols should at least know how to cook, but no one buys it.
* TheTeamWannabe: While she was overly critical of Honoka's group early on, the latter noticed she was always watching them as well. Once they include her in the group, Nico starts being much more friendly.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Calls herself Nico whenever she tries to act cute.
* {{Troll}}: Prior to joining the group, she would post hateful comments on μ's' website and videos, among other things.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Maki. The two are often seen together, and when Nico makes snarky comments, it sometimes seems directed at Maki.
* WhatTheHellHero: What the other girls essentially ask in episode 4 of season 2 when they find out Nico was telling her siblings she was the main idol, while the other girls were merely backup dancers. This also included pasting her head on the posters and pictures taken throughout the series. After they learn more about Nico's past failures however, they decide to help her out without having to tell her siblings the real truth.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Both on her school uniform and practice clothes.

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[[folder:Supporting Characters]]
!Hideko, Mika and Fumika
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarieMiyake (Hideko), Creator/SayuriHara (Mika), Creator/NozomiYamamoto (Fumika)

Three of Honoka's classmates who appear throughout the anime to help μ's in any way they can.
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:They call out the ''entire student body'' to shovel a path in the snow for Honoka, Umi and Kotori to get to the final Love Live preliminaries on time.]]
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:They were carrying the costumes for "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" in case μ's needed to do an encore at Love Live.]]
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Girls]]: They're in the background, helping out with everything from the camera work in μ's' first performance to student council work to more pressing concerns, and also [[spoiler:look after Honoka when she's feeling depressed]]. However, they always appear together and their names are barely even mentioned.

!Chairman Minami
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorikoHidaka

The headmaster of the Otonokizaka Academy.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: She looks like she's in her mid-late 20's, or very early 30's, and could probably be mistaken for Kotori's older sister.
* HimeCut
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She lets μ's perform on the opening campus as long as they pass their final exams.

!Yukiho Kōsaka
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoTouyama

Honoka's younger sister.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* FamilyThemeNaming: Shares the "穂" (ho) character with her sister, notable in that the sweet shop her family manages is called "Homura", phonetically mirroring this.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of A-RISE, although she later starts taking a liking to μ's.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The {{Tomboy}} to Arisa's Girly Girl.
* TomboyishSidetails
* WhoWearsShortShorts: When wearing casual clothing.

!Arisa Ayase
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaneSakura

Eli's younger sister.
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* AscendedFangirl: A huge fan of μ's who aims to join as soon as she gets into high school. [[spoiler: Subverted though, since she and Yukiho decide that it would better for them to form their own group, rather than to join μ's.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: She's 1/4 Russian, like her sister.
* {{Fangirl}}: Like Yukiho, she loves μ's. Eli wasn't too happy about this at first.
* FishOutOfWater: She grew up in Russia, so she has all kinds of wrong ideas about Japanese food and drinks.
* GenderFlip[=\=]CompositeCharacter[=\=]RetCon: Eri has two younger brothers in earlier source materials.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond with light blue eyes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Official subs use Arisa.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Yukiho's Tomboy.

!Cocoro, Cocoa and Cotaro Yazawa
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoraTokui

Nico's siblings. Cocoro and Cocoa are original debut in Nico's School Idol Diary novel as a pair of twins. In the anime adaption however Nico has three siblings including her youngest brother, Cotaro.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Cocoa originally had dark hair just like their siblings in the novel, but it was lightened a bit in the anime.
* AlliterativeFamily: They all share the "Ko/Co" at the beginning of their names. Nico is the only one to break this theme, but instead has it at the end of her name.
* [[BigBrotherWorship Big Sister Worship]]: All three firmly believe that Nico is a "super idol"
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Nico essentially lied to her siblings about being a "super idol", as the other girls find out in episode 4 of season 2. However, after Hanayo explains they're NotSoDifferent due to her also dreaming of becoming an idol, the girls realize Nico was just trying to hide her bitterness and frustrations from her siblings. So they come up with a plan to help her gracefully step down without having to reveal the actual truth to them so as to avoid causing strife and disillusionment in her household.
* GirlishPigtails: Cocoa has low twintails in the novel, but in the anime, both Cocoro and Cocoa have one side ponytail on opposite sides of their heads.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: In the novel, Cocoa has twintails just like Nico while Cocoro has one ponytail.
** CallBack: In the novel, Cocoa's twintails is more similar to Nico's twintails in her earlier design.
* IdiotHair: Cotaro has one.
* {{Retcon}}: Cocoro and Cocoa are originally twins and only about 5 years old in the novel.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: They all look a lot like Nico. Hanayo even mistakes Cocoro (a grade schooler) for her older sister at first.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Or, rather, a C. Cocoro, not Kokoro. Cotaro, not Kotaro. Cocoa, not Kokoa. This is according to official subs.
** However if we go by ThemeNaming, Kokoro mean 'heart', while Kokoa mean 'love heart' which also fit with Nico's character theme. While Kotaro literally just means "first son."
* TalkingToHerself: All three share the same voice actress, who also voices Nico.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Cocoa and Cocoro respectively in anime.
* VerbalTic: In the novel, the twins will sometimes end their sentence with "Nico!". Their sister has taught them well.

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[[folder:A-RISE]]
!Tropes Shared by All Members
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: While the individual girls don't seem to have their own colors, the main color of the entire group seems to be yellow, with their main costumes and their ratings bar in the Love Live being yellow.
* EarlyBirdCameo[=/=]AscendedExtra: They only had a handful of lines in the first season and were more of an untouchable rival to μ's, but in the second season, openly challenge them.
* FriendlyEnemy: They provide some pointers for μ's and even allow them to perform on the same stage for [[spoiler:round 1 of the Love Live preliminaries]] because Honoka's group didn't have any other place to perform.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: They were just as dedicated to their school idol group as Honoka and the other girls were to μ's. No doubt the trio have their own interesting lives which they could be the main characters in were they not direct rivals to the latter's group in the Love Live contest.
* GenreSavvy[=/=]DangerouslyGenreSavvy: They are able to pick out each of μ's' talents and figure out why they are a group to watch out for and why they should consider them rivals.
* TheRival: To μ's, even specifically stating that they are the group that they have been keeping an eye on the most.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In both of their concert outfits.

!Tsubasa Kira
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MeguSakuragawa

The leader and center of A-RISE.
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* EnemyMine: Seems to have this attitude towards μ's and Honoka (in a friendly way). [[spoiler: Especially after μ's beats A-RISE in the preliminaries.]]
* {{Foil}}: Seems to be shaping up to be one to Honoka, as a fellow leader and direct rival, but much calmer and knowledgable about being an idol.
* GenkiGirl: Played with in contrast with Honoka. She's somewhat excitable (grabbing Honoka and dragging her off without an explanation when they first meet, being very enthusiastic about being an idol), but is more rational about it and seems to keep her excitement under control.
* [[spoiler: GracefulLoser: Fully admits her loss in the preliminaries, even mentioning that she knew A-RISE had lost during μ's' performance.]]
* TheLeader
* NiceHat: In both of her concert outfits.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Seems to be pretty calculating, if not the most GenreSavvy of her group, as well as incredibly charismatic.
* TsurimeEyes

!Erena Toudou
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MahoMatsunaga

The tallest and more mature-looking member of the group.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* DetachedSleeves: In her concert outfits.
* TsurimeEyes
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Anju Yuuki
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyuruOhashi

The third member of the group.
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* HimeCut: Albeit sort of wavy.
* TheOjou: Is described as being "princess-like" and is more soft-spoken than her other two group members.
* TaremeEyes: The only member of the group with them.

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