!Nanami Haruka/Heroine
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Wishing to compose a song for her idol, Hayato, to sing someday, Haruka enrolls into Saotome Academy. Prior to her enrollment, Haruka has no experience in reading sheet music despite being able to play the piano.

CV: Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (anime only)
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* AffectionateNickname: In the anime, Ren calls her "Little Lamb" and later starts calling her "My Lady." Natsuki, Tomochika , and her grandmother also call her "Haru-chan."
* AudienceSurrogate
* BerserkButton: Messing with her is a great way to get any of the guys on their bad side.
* CountryMouse: Haruka lived in the country for most of her childhood and quickly becomes overwhelmed by the fast pace of the city when she first returns to one.
* CuteClumsyGirl
** {{Dojikko}}: Comes off a little clumsy sometimes.
* {{Determinator}}: In the games she can be very persistent if she wants; this is specially shown in routes with {{tsundere}} boys like Tokiya or Ranmaru.
* DudeMagnet: Even if she doesn't seem to notice it.
* EveryGirl
* {{Flanderization}}: Her anime counterpart is much more clumsy and clueless than her game version, where she doesn't seem to have any problems with composing or playing the piano.
* FlowerInHerHair: In episode 8 of the anime.
* FriendlessBackground: In the anime at least. In the games she doesn't seem to keep in contact with anyone in her life before she joined Saotome Academy.
* FriendToAllChildren
* GoalInLife: She wants to write music for her idol, Hayato.
* HairContrastDuo: If paired with Tokiya or Masato, her [[RoseHairedSweetie pink hair]] and [[ThePollyanna cheerful disposition]] contrasts [[PinkGirlBlueBoy sharply]] with their dark blue hair and aloofness.
* TheHeart: Of ST★RISH, especially emphasized in the anime.
* HelloInsertNameHere: In the games, the player can change her name and nickname.
* IllGirl: A former one.
* ImageSong: Gets one in the anime: "Maigo no Kokoro".
* TheIngenue: Ever in good faith, rarely up to the romantic tones swarming around. Quite naive to "the ways of the world".
** Averted in some routes: [[spoiler: in ''Repeat'', she's the one who confesses to Tokiya.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}
* NaiveNewcomer: Unlike her classmates, Haruka knows next to nothing about the idol industry (due to living in the country and not having a TV) and doesn't recognize Shining Saotome and Ringo from their idol days.
* NiceGirl
* NoSenseOfDirection: Apparently. She got lost on her way to Hayato's concert and on more than one occasion after that (including the first episode of season 2). She also gets lost many times in the games.
* ObliviousToLove
* PerformanceAnxiety: In the anime, she's afraid to play the piano in front of her class because the first time she was asked to, she couldn't read music and she felt horribly embarrassed. She suffers from it rather severely the second time she's asked to play, as well.
** At one point, it gets so bad that just ''trying'' to play ends up paralyzing her fingers.
* PluckyGirl: Despite her anxiety with performing and the rumors circulating about her, she tries her hardest to study and get better in order to achieve her goals. in the anime, she even manages to master reading sheet music in just a few days from sheer force of will.
* ThePollyanna
* RaisedByGrandparents: She lived out in the country with her grandmother because of her poor health.
* RoseHairedSweetie: To denote her kind personality.
* ShrinkingViolet: She really has trouble holding herself trouble when any boy comes on to her, let alone Ren.
* SoapOperaDisease: When she was younger, the exact causes and symptoms of which are unknown. We do know she used to at least have fainting spells.
* TechnicolourEyes: Yellow with green pupils, leading to numerous WildMassGuessing as to how they turned out that way.
* ThisIsYourSong: In the games, she'll write a song for the guy whose route the player's following. In the anime, she composes a song for each guy and various songs for ST★RISH.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

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[[folder: ST★RISH]]
!Tropes that apply to ST★RISH in general:

* {{Bishonen}}: All of them. No exceptions.
* CharacterDevelopment: Each boy gets an episode dedicated to their character development and their relationship with Nanami, complete with them singing their ImageSong.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''All Star''. They only have small roles in the senpai and teachers' routes, and have one single route for all 6 of them and Cecil, the Rainbow Route.
* DraggedIntoDrag: On the drama CD "Music Princess Magical Ichiko", with Tokiya taking the brunt of the embarrassment as the lead character.
* FunWithAcronyms: Their name is an acronym for the first letters of their names (first names from the S class members, last names from the A class members), except, obviously, for the star. [[spoiler:Later, the star is used as a placeholder for Aijima Cecil's name.]]
* IdolSinger
* ImageSong: Each of the boys has an image song that appears in their anime focus episode. For all of ST★RISH, they are "Mirai Chizu", "Maji Love 1000%" and "Maji Love 2000%".
** Otoya- Season 1 "Brand New Melody", Season 2 "Smile Magic"
** Masato- Season 1 "Knocking on the Mind", Season 2 "Koizakura"
** Natsuki- Season 1 "Orion de Shout Out", Season 2 "Sirius e No Chikai"
** Ren- Season 1 "Sekai no Hate Made Believe Heart", Season 2 "Orange Rhapsody"
** Tokiya- Season 1 "Nanairo no Compass" and "Believe My Voice", Season 2- "Crystal Time"
** Syo- Season 1 "Otokogi Zenkai Go! Fight!!", Season 2- "True Wing"
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* TrueCompanions: They are firmly this by the second season of the anime.

!Ittoki Otoya
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Haruka's classmate in A Class, he's a friendly and positive person who enjoys singing. He shares a room with Tokiya from Class S. In the anime, he stands up for Haruka when she was barred from taking the entrance exam due to being late. He plays the guitar.

CV: TakumaTerashima
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateNickname: Reiji calls him "Otoyan" and Ren calls him "Ikki".
* BookDumb: Appears to be this, judging from his reaction to Tokiya's long and technical explanation of how he writes lyrics. (All he heard was fast-forward sound-effect static).
* BoyNextDoor
* CannotSpitItOut: In the anime. Everytime he tries to confess to Haruka, he ends up saying he loves her... songs.
** In the second season he tries to confess to her again but he has such difficulty getting it out that in the end he [[InterruptedDeclarationOfLove gets interrupted]] by Cecil's prank.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the games he's still cute and sweet, but a lot less innocent, and a lot more direct and assertive when it comes to his feelings for Haruka. (Even his voice is deeper.)
* ChivalrousPervert: In the games.
* CuddleBug: In the games.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: In the games his skin tone is noticeably darker than everyone else's, with the exception of Ren, Cecil and Shining Saotome.
* DisappearedDad: His dad is never mentioned[[note]] At least not directly. His route in the game has quite a bit of fun with the WildMassGuessing trigger on this trope. This actually happens in another route, too. In the same game. [=UtaPri=] likes messing with people.[[/note]] but...
** MissingMom: His mom died in a plane crash when he was just a baby. His adoptive mother died of illness when he was a small boy. So he's lived in an orphanage up until he was accepted into Saotome Academy.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Haruka in the anime. He's very much in love with her, helps her and stands up for her, and comes [[CannotSpitItOut very close to confessing to her]] twice... but she regards him as only a friend, and feels that she's obligated to choose him as her partner only to repay his kindness for her. He seems to take it in stride, though.
* FieryRedhead
* ImageSong: "TRUST☆MY DREAM", "Brand New Melody" and "SMILE MAGIC".
* [[spoiler: LongLostRelative: He's Cecil's half-brother, although neither of them find out. He's also probably Shining Saotome's son.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* ParentalAbandonment: see above.
* RedHeadedHero
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Tokiya's Blue.
* SecurityCling: Does this to Syo in episode 3 of season 1 while they watch Natsuki bake.
* TwiceShy: In the anime.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tokiya, with the twist that Otoya is actually aware of this, and tries not to let Tokiya's cold behavior get to him. And he has his share of vitriol toward Tokiya, too, although the jury is still out on whether he's doing it on purpose or not.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Heights]]: In the games he has acrophobia. In the anime this has been transferred to Syo.

!Hijirikawa Masato
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Student of A Class, he's the scion to the Hijirikawa family. He seems to have some form of rivalry going on with Ren, whom he shares a room with. He plays the piano.

CV: Creator/KenichiSuzumura
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* AffectionateNickname: Gets called "Masa" on occasion. Tomochika calls him "Masayan."
* ArrangedMarriage
* BeautyMark: A small one under his right eye.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Ren.
* CovertPervert: In the games, whoo boy.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DefrostingIceKing
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Plays the piano.
* HandsOnApproach: When trying to help Haruka get over her performance anxiety.
* HouseHusband: Comes off as one. He's really good at sewing as well as being a SupremeChef.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Punches Ren when he tries to get himself expelled and then lies about not caring about music.
* ImageSong: "Knocking on the mind" and "Koi Sakura".
* LonelyRichKid
* NeatFreak
* PrincelyYoungMan: He's a nice IceKing type.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, dark-haired, and exceedingly aloof.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't talk much.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type 2, with Ren.
* WithThisRing: In his Repeat route, gives Haruka a ring which happens to be his dead grandmother's memento and is meant to be given to the person who is going to be his wife.

!Shinomiya Natsuki
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Another of Haruka's classmates, he plays the viola, though he used to play the violin. He has an extreme fondness for cute things, leading him to take a liking to Haruka. In the anime, upon his first encounter with Haruka he calls her Elizabeth, saying that she reminds him of his dog. He shares a room with Syo, whom he claims to be as cute as Haruka and is very affectionate towards him.

CV: Creator/KisshoTaniyama
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* AffectionateNickname: Gets called "Na-chan"/"Nacchan" on occasion.
* BreakTheCutie: In his backstory, resulting in his alter-ego, Satsuki.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a ditz from Cloud Cuckoo Land, but talented, and can pull it together when he performs.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Syo, but only in the anime.
* CloudCuckooLander: Seems to live in his own little world most of the time. Where everything's cuddly and wuddly.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the games. In the anime, his eye colour is switched to green.
* CuteAndPsycho: See SplitPersonality.
* CutenessProximity: May be triggered by little baby animals, plushie toys,
* TheBigGuy: He's the tallest main character. He uses this to his advantage by picking up Syo and carting him around like he's his personal toy.
* TheDitz: He's naïve and extremely prone to CutenessProximity effects. He's also superb at ignoring all the hissy fits that "hint" that Syo really hates being called little or picked up like a toy.
--> Character Twitter entry on 31st Jan 2014: "[super blurry photo of cat] Lookie what I found!"
* GentleGiant: When his SplitPersonality isn't in effect.
* TheGlassesComeOff: He's got a SplitPersonality, and no points for guessing what the visual cue is! And all it takes is putting his glasses back on him to switch him back to nice!mode.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Syo.
* ImageSong: "ORION de Shout Out" and "SIRIUS e no Chikai".
* JapanesePronouns: Uses the gentle and unassuming variation of "boku" when referring to himself, however, Satsuki uses the more assertive "ore".
* {{Keigo}}: Uses it most of the time. It emphasizes his gentle personality.
* LethalChef: After he adds the ingredients, he adds the container those ingredients came in as well. After that he proceeds to add Tabasco sauce, soy beans, fermented squid and chili sauce...and then torchblow the mix. He was supposed to be making ''cupcakes'', mind you.
** In ''Repeat'', he makes lunch for a picnic with Haruka... and she passes out the moment she tastes the food.
* ManChild: Much to Syo's dismay.
* {{Megane}}: Those glasses really make him look cute.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Main victims are Haruka and Syo.
* RealMenWearPink: That excessively frilly apron he wears in episode 3.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: In the anime he's obsessed with a cute chick mascot called "Piyo-chan". He even stars in a commercial featuring it in the second season.
* SplitPersonality: He has a split personality named Satsuki, who is Natsuki's complete opposite: A HotBlooded {{Badass}} {{Jerkass}}. Rumour has it he's put 50,000 people in the hospital for pissing him off.
* SweetTooth

!Ichinose Tokiya
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A student in S Class, he bears a strong resemblance to Haruka's idol, Hayato. However, he's said to be Hayato's identical twin brother instead, and seems to bear a complex from being in his brother's shadow. He appears to be cold and aloof, as well as being a perfectionist. Also the roommate of Otoya from A Class.

CV: Creator/MamoruMiyano
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* [[spoiler: ActuallyIAmHim: [[TheReveal When he reveals he is actually Hayato.]]]]
* AffectionateNickname: Reiji calls him "Tokki" and Ren calls him "Icchi".
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Him and Hayato. [[spoiler:Except not at all.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: In the anime. [[spoiler: The "I love you....r songs." scene comes to mind...]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the games, he's a lot more romantic than his anime counterpart.
* ContinuityNod: "CRYSTAL TIME", his character song in the second season, includes "Nanairo no Compass" (his ImageSong in the first season) and "Maigo no Kokoro" (Haruka's song) in its lyrics.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]
* DemotedToExtra: In a sense. He is still part of the main cast in the second season, however, the first season gives him a bigger role and more screen time than other members of STARISH, in the second season, the counterpart of his importance from the first season is given to Cecil.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins: His Idol Produce t-shirt has one.
* [[spoiler:FakeTwinGambit]]
* GrayRainOfDepression: Literally almost every scene he's in outdoors in the first season of the anime is this. That's three, count them, ''three'' times. Episodes 1, 6 and 7.
* HiddenDepths: In episode 7 he fondly has a memory of children happily asking him to sing, calling him Onii-chan, and it allows him to 'sing with heart'.
* ImageSong: "BELIEVE MY VOICE", "Nanairo no Compass" and "CRYSTAL TIME".
* IneffectualLoner
* [[spoiler: InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: In the first game, he apologizes to Haruka for leaving her alone in the school festival and hugs her. When he starts to talk about his feelings, Ryuuya apppears and tells them to go home.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the anime Tokiya is initially insufferable and rude towards his classmates, but not forever.
* {{Keigo}}: Uses it ''all the time.'' It makes him sound sophisticated and aloof.
* {{Megane}}: Wears contacts most of the time, but in the games he sometimes wears glasses.
* PickyEater: Mentioned in the SHINING magazine; he carb counts to watch his figure.
* NotSoDifferent: In the anime Haruka compares her PerformanceAnxiety with playing the piano to Tokiya's inability to sing from the heart. Tokiya begs to differ.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Otoya's Red.
* TerribleArtist: Tokiya is very earnest about his artwork, even though his drawings look like something made by a small child.
* ThePerfectionist: Most of what he has achieved in his career is the result of very hard work.
* TheStoic
* {{Tsundere}}
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Otoya, Tokiya being the jerk. When asked to describe what they like in each other, Otoya rattles off many of Tokiya's good points while Tokiya barely manages to squeeze out two; and then he claims he didn't mean them. Even so he acknowledges Otoya as his best friend and rival, and wants to sing together with him.
* WhipItGood: His main weapon as ''Music Princess Magical Ichiko'' is a whip. The others note that he looks surprisingly good with it, as he gets a little too much into whipping Otoya (who plays the villain).
* WholesomeCrossDresser: In the fourth episode of season 2, he's seen willingly dressing up in a woman's kimono with a flower in his hair to help Masato get over his inability to hug a person that he doesn't know or love for an audition, even going to the point of using a feminine voice, needless to say, he did a convincing job of being a woman (but wasn't able to get Masato to hug him)
** In the first game, when the Class S loses a match he dresses up with an uniform. He even asks Haruka for tips to become more feminine!

!Jinguji Ren
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Student in S Class, he is a son of the Jinguji family, making him rivals with Masato, who is also the roommate. He is very flirtatious, and plays the saxophone. In the anime, he, along with Otoya, helps defend Haruka when the officials refused to let her take the entrance exam.

CV: Creator/JunichiSuwabe
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* TheCasanova: Only Ren could get away with the kinds of pick up lines he does. This is lampshaded by Otoya.
* ChickMagnet
* ChildhoodFriends: With Masato.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the games his skin tone is noticeably darker than everyone else's, with the exception of Otoya, Cecil and Shining Saotome.
* FinancialAbuse: He has little to no interest of becoming an idol. He only attends Saotome Academy because his family wants him to, after he graduates he'll be a idol for the Jinguuji's Group commericals.
* ImageSong: "Sekai no hate made BELIEVE HEART" and "Orange Rhapsody".
* InstantFanClub
* LadyKillerInLove
* LongHairedPrettyboy: He has the longest hair of any of the bishounen, granted it's not too much past shoulder length.
* MissingMom: She died, which really messed up his dad. She was an IdolSinger.
* MrFanservice: His shower scene in episode 8.
* TheNicknamer: Coins nicknames for just about everyone, such as "Icchi" for Tokiya and "Ceci" for Cecil. He calls Haruka "Little lamb" or "my lady." The notable exception is Masato whom he calls "Hijirikawa".
* NotAMorningPerson
* PrincelyYoungMan: The PrinceCharming type.
* RealMenHateSugar: Dislikes chocolate. Ironically, his birthday lands on February 14th.
* RedStringOfFate: He claims he and Haruka are tied together by it. Mostly he's just screwing around.
* TheRival: To Masato.
* SexySaxMan: When he plays the sax, all the girls squeal. A whole bench full of them.
* SomethingAboutARose
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type 2, with Masato.

!Kurusu Syo
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Another student of S Class, he is nicknamed "ochibi-chan" due to his short stature, much to his chagrin. He's very cheerful and energetic, and plays the violin. Roommates with Natsuki.

CV: Creator/HiroShimono
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* AffectionateNickname: Is called "Syo-chan" by Natsuki and Kaoru, and "Ochibi-chan" (which can roughly mean "Munchkin"/"Lil' Cutie") by Ren.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Has an identical younger twin brother named Kaoru.
* AttractiveBentGender: In the first season of the anime Natsuki stuffs him in a dress in episode 5 to make him try out for a part as his hero's little sister in a movie. It works too.
** In the first game he is forced to work as a "female" model for a while, with huge success.
* BerserkButton: DON'T comment on his height, DON'T make him crossplay or take picture of him in crossplay, DON'T flirt with Nanami, and DON'T call him cute.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Natsuki, but only in the anime.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Being Natsuki's roommate is a full time job.
* CuteBruiser: The games inform us that he's been doing karate since he was a child and rivals his idol Hyuga (a full grown man) in strength and fighting abilities.
* DraggedIntoDrag: A few times, and he hates the fact that he makes a convincing girl.
* HairDecorations: He has two barrettes in his bangs on one side.
* FirstNameBasis / FriendlyAddressPrivileges: In episode 5, Syo tells Nanami that she can call him "Syo", as she's been referring to him as "Kurusu-kun", she immediately starts calling him "Syo-kun", he himself refers to everyone by their first name.
* HeartTrauma: In the first game, he has a weak heart. His route is about trying to live with this condition but [[spoiler: after he becomes an idol it becomes to much for him and collapses. In the end, he goes to America to have surgery]].
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: With the wrong parts. Everything else is there.
* JapanesePronouns: Refers to himself with informal and "tough guy" pronoun "ore", though when the group is singing, more often than not, they use the more proper "boku".
* {{Keet}}
* {{Nice Hat}}: Often seen wearing a hat; he wears hats to make himself look taller. He's the only one of the boys to wear one. It's kind of a big deal when he ends up giving his favourite hat to Haruka.
* TheNapoleon: He's only 161 cm (5'3'') tall at the age of 16-17 and he's not pleased about his height.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks 14-15, despite being about 17.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Goes with his karate skills: despite his appearance, Syo is quite strong for his size and age, capable of defeating fully grown adults in terms of strength and fighting ability.
* RealMenWearPink: It's his designated color when STARISH performs and he can be seen wearing pink when not performing.
* SecurityCling: Does this to Otoya in episode 3 of season 1 while they watch Natsuki bake.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name can be spelled as "Syo", "Sho", "Shou", "Syou", "Shō", but they are all pronounced the same way.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sometimes is this, especially around Natsuki and Haruka in the games. Type A.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Gets forced into cross dressing in the game and anime by Natsuki, he's not pleased with it, or the fact that he makes a convincing girl.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Heights]]: In the anime, he has been deathly afraid of heights since a traumatising event in his childhood. He gets over it by the end of the episode.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Natsuki.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Some of the boots he performs in are Grade C or D, also while dressed as "Syoko," the socks he wears are about Grade C or D.

! Aijima Cecil
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The prince of Agnapolis who was cursed [[spoiler: and turned into a black cat.]] In the games he joins Class A.

CV: KosukeToriumi
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* [[spoiler: AbusiveParents: Because Cecil was half-Japanese, they (technically his uncle) cursed him to bet trapped in the form of a cat and sent him to Japan.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Ren calls him "Ceci".
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Justified, as he is from an Arabian country.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Unlike Camus (the other foreigner), Cecil speaks Japanese with an accent, and occasionally he stumbles over words and makes mistakes such as reading kanji wrong (he read "tanabata" as "nanayuu"). However, the accent and dodgy Japanese are absent in his songs, which is why Camus first thinks Cecil is just affecting the accent to make himself popular.
* [[spoiler: ArrangedMarriage: In ''All Star'', Cecil is set up for an arranged marriage to Camus' Queen which is later stopped, but not before rebellion and a coup d'état start from the Silk Palace/Permafrost residents.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Likes Haruka a lot because she showed him a lot of love [[spoiler:while he was stuck in cat form.]]
* BlackSheep: Initially. His arc in the anime is about overcoming this.
* ButNotTooForeign: Is half-Japanese, half-Arabian.
* CatsAreMagic: Subverted. [[spoiler: He got cursed and takes the form of a cat.]]
* GreenEyes: To emphasize his magical nature.
* IKissYourHand: To Haruka in the anime.
* [[spoiler: LongLostRelative: He's Otoya's half-brother (by mother Aijima Kotomi), although neither of them find out.]]
* MagicallyBindingContract
* NewTransferStudent: Joins Saotome Academy in his route in the original game. He also joins the Master Course with the rest of the main characters in ''Debut'' and the anime's second season.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: When it comes to Haruka, much to everyone else's dismay.
* [[spoiler: OlderThanTheyLook: He says that his curse is a very old one.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His uncle didn't approve of him being half-Japanese so he banished him from the country and sent him to Japan. [[spoiler: Not before cursing him, of course.]]
* PutOnABus: He suddenly receives a letter from his home country in episode 8 of the second season that makes him go back to Agnapolis... [[spoiler: only to come back in the next episode.]]
* PsychicLink: In the first game he makes a pact with Haruka so she can understand him in [[spoiler: when he's in cat form.]]
* [[SixthRanger Seventh Ranger]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThePowerOfLove: Needs this to break his curse.
* TheWisePrince
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[[folder: Senpai]]

!Tropes applying to the senpai in general:

* {{Bishonen}}
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Reiji is sanguine.
** Ranmaru is choleric.
** Ai is melancholic.
** Camus is phlegmatic.
* IdolSinger
* ImageSong: "POISON KISS" and "QUARTET★NIGHT".
* LuckyCharmsTitle: As QUARTET★NIGHT in the anime.
* SenpaiKouhai: If the player follows any of their routes.


!Kotobuki Reiji

A fun and friendly idol who becomes Otoya and Tokiya's senior. He's known as the "clown" of the group, and likes to play pranks on people, specially on Ranmaru. He plays the maracas.

CV: ShowtaroMorikubo
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* AffectionateNickname: Otoya calls him "Rei-chan".
* BizarreInstrument: How many idols have the maracas as their instrument?
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Though acts mature when need be.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the games. In the anime, his eye colour was switched to grey.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Deep inside, he blames himself for Aine's dissapereance.
* DoubleEntendre: In his ''All Star'' love ending, [[spoiler: he claims to have the key to Haruka's heart lock necklace he gifted her earlier. This could be nothing more than romantic, if they weren't ''in a hotel with Reiji pushing Haruka down in a bed''.]]
* ForeignCultureFetish: He seems to like the UK a lot (or at least, the Union Jack): he has a flag hanged in his room and his Idol Produce t-shirt has a Union Jack hat.
* [[spoiler: ItsAllMyFault: He believes that it's his fault that Aine dissapeared and that the rest of his best friends hate him now.]]
* ManChild
** {{Keet}}: Despite being 25 years old.
* NiceGuy: Is the most approachable of the senpai. In the anime he's the most concerned about STARISH's possible dissolution at the hands of HE★VENS.
* NiceHat
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's the oldest of the senpais, but looks like a teenager.
* [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler]]
* SupremeChef: Ranmaru can even be bribed with Reiji’s cooking.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Ranmaru ‘Ran-Ran’, Ai ‘Ai-Ai’ & Camus ‘Myu-chan’. He also nicknames Otoya ‘Otoyan’ and Tokiya ‘Tokkii’. He calls Haruka "Kouhai-chan" (which means "Junior-chan").
* ThePrankster: Ranmaru is usually his target because he think’s his reactions are amusing.

!Kurosaki Ranmaru


A rather rude and harsh idol who becomes Masato and Ren's senpai. He's a rock idol who used to play in several bands before joining Shining Productions. He plays the bass.

CV: Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki
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* AffectionateNickname: Reiji calls him "Ran-Ran" and Ren calls him "Ran-chan".
* BigEater: Specially if meat is involved.
* [[spoiler: ChildhoodFriends: With Masato and Ren.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler: His father's death.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Used to be the heir of a big company, but his father was betrayed and died while trying to pay his debts. Ranmaru took them and started being an idol for that reason. Also, he hasn't seen his mother and his little sister since his father's death; and started being a {{Jerkass}} after years of trying to join new bands without succeeding.]]
* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: One of his [=CGs=] in the game happens while he tells this to Haruka.
* {{Engrish}}: Uses this as part of his rock singer image.
* FirstNameBasis: With everyone except Haruka.
* FoodAsBribe: Any food from the shop of Reiji's family.
* GrumpyBear
* {{Guyliner}}
* HairColorDissonance
* HandsomeDevil
* HardRock: Although the genre he plays is simply called "rock", he seems to be mostly influenced by this.
* HeyYou: Calls Haruka with the very rude expresion "temee". [[spoiler: Starts calling her by her name at the end of his route.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: Comes across as this, reacting badly when he finds out Ren and Masato called him for visiting the shrine at New Year's Day. When they make a wish at the shrine and Haruka asks what he wished for, he insists in that believing in gods is foolish, and that he didn't wish for anything.
* HotGuysAreBastards
* ImageSong: "BRIGHT ROAD".
* IneffectualLoner
* [[spoiler: InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: In his love end, he tries to confess after winning the song festival but is [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship interrupted by Haruka, who runs away. He has another chance later, and Haruka accepts.]]]]
* JerkAss
** [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He feeds stray cats and he helps an old couple paying their debts with the yakuza with his idol earnings. In the anime, he also defended Haruka against HE★VENS.]]
* KindheartedCatLover: Despite being quite rude to people, he feeds everyday the stray cats in his neighbourhood.
* MismatchedEyes: Although the pink one is a contact, making it more a case of CurtainsMatchTheWindow.
* RealMenCook
* TheRockStar: A meaner example, though.
* [[spoiler: TheRunaway: Believing music would be enough to maintain himself, and deciding that his position as the family heir gave him responsibility over his late father's debts, he left his mother and sister and ran away when he was young.]]
* [[spoiler: SourOutsideSadInside]]
* StrawMisogynist: In the game, he refuses to work with Haruka [[spoiler: at first]] because he thinks women are useless at composing music. [[spoiler: He doesn't trust women because all the bands he joined splat because of women.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* {{Tsundere}}: A solid type A.

!Mikaze Ai

A young but strict idol who becomes Syo and Natsuki's senior. He plays the synthesizer.

CV: Creator/ShoutaAoi
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* AffectionateNickname: Is called "Ai-Ai" by Reiji.
* ArtificialHuman: He's actually a robot based on Aine Kisaragi, an idol who dissapeared years ago.
* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: In ''All Star'', towards the end of his route he tells Haruka he's reaching his limit and won't be able to function after the final concert. He passes out after singing his song, but he gets better.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* FirstNameBasis: With everyone. However, in his dialogue names are written in katakana rather than kanji, implying that calling everyone by their first names is some sort of programming rather than actual closeness.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming
** LoveImbuesLife
* ImageSong: "Winter Blossom".
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The fact that he's a robot.
* MeaningfulName: Ai. A.I. He's a robot. Get it?
** Ai can also mean "love" in Japanese, but with the kanji his name is written, it means "indigo". Which of course is a symbol for deep and lasting love.
* PickyEater: In his ''All Star'' route, one of his [=CGs=] involves him making Haruka eat first when she offers him green jelly. Later averted: since he's a robot, he doesn't eat.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Ai looks to be about 19, he's actually 15, a year ''younger'' than his kouhai, Syo.

!Camus

A count from the country of Permafrost, in the games he's a colleague of the senpais but in the anime he becomes Cecil's senior. He seems to get into fights often with Ranmaru. He plays the cello.

CV: TomoakiMaeno
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* AffectionateNickname: Reiji calls him "Myu-chan".
* BigEntrance: In the anime, his introduction implies the whole dorm becoming blue and Camus sliding in front of ST★RISH and Haruka.
* TheCharmer: He's gentlemanly when speaking with women.
* KnightInShinyArmor: The closest thing to the stereotype in [=UtaPri=]: he's a noble, has refined speech and one of his [=CGs=] features him riding a WhiteStallion.
* IcyBlueEyes: Goes with his frigid personality.
* ImageSong: "Zettai Reido Emotion".
* {{Keigo}}: He uses very formal, even obsoletely so language, complete with ''[[JapanesePronouns kisama]]''.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* OnlyOneName: [[spoiler: In his ''All Star'' route, he asks Haruka to give him a last name: she chooses Clizzard.]]
* SharpDressedMan
* SweetTooth
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He sings "POISON KISS" with the rest of the senpais in the second season's first episode, but after the song is over he dissapears and doesn't get introduced officially until the next episode. No explanations are given about this.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: HE★VENS]]
!Tropes applying to HE★VENS in general:

* {{Bishonen}}
* EvilCounterpart
* CanonForeigner: Appeared in the second season of the anime. It's currently unknown if they will make it to CanonImmigrant status, but they do have game-style concept arts and appear on the games' official website.
* IdolSinger
* ImageSong: "HEAVENS GATE".
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* TheRival: To ST★RISH.

! Ootori Eichi

Leader of HE★VENS and son of Raging Ootori, the president of a rival producing company. He's the one who wants Haruka to join them as their composer.

CV: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa
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* BeautyMark: Next to his mouth.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After hearing STARISH's song.]]
* TheLeader: Heavily implied.
* {{Megane}}
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: He doesn't hesitate to get as close as he can to Haruka to make her join them as their composer.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Happens whenever he gets menacing.
* TheRival

! Mikado Nagi

The youngest member of the group at 13 years old. Despite acting innocent and cute in front of the cameras, he's actually quite grumpy and doesn't like to be called a shota.

CV: TsubasaYonaga
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* BrattyHalfPint
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: He's 13, but otherwise he fits.
* EnfantTerrible
* TheFakeCutie: Acts like TheCutie on stage. Off of it, however...
* {{Jerkass}}: His real personality. Also, [[spoiler: Nagi was probably the only person in the theater that didn't feel anything after hearing STARISH's song.]]
* TheRival
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: Usually speaks for Kira.

! Sumeragi Kira

The tallest member of HE★VENS, a silent young man who doesn't usually speak.

CV: Creator/DaisukeOno
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* TheBigGuy
* FriendlyEnemy: He doesn't attack STARISH verbally like his teammates. He also said that he liked Haruka's songs.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: After hearing STARISH's song. Although he didn't dislike them as much as his partners.]]
* TheRival
* TheSilentBob
* TallDarkAndHandsome

! Ootori Raging

The manager of HE★VENS and Raging Entertainment. Was Saotome's rival during their idol days, and their rivality continued after both established their own idol agencies.

CV: Creator/TomokazuSugita
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* CigarChomper
* EvilCounterpart: To Shining. Probably the reason they hired Sugita for this role is because his Norio Wakamoto impression is awesome.
* NiceHat
* RecordProducer
* SinisterShades
* TheRival

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saotome Academy]]
! Shibuya Tomochika
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Haruka's best friend, classmate, and roommate.

CV: Creator/YukaImai
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* AffectionateNickname: Haruka calls her "Tomo-chan."
* TheConfidant: Along with Otoya, she acts as Haruka's main emotional support in the anime.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Pink.
* TheFashionista: More girlier than Haruka; she's more interested in things like fashion and makeup than Haruka is. In the second season of the anime, she helps create ST★RISH's [=UtaPri=] Award costumes.
* GenkiGirl
* TheGlomp: To Haruka in the first episode.
* IdolSinger: Enrolls in Saotome Academy to become one.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* RapunzelHair
* SatelliteCharacter: Doesn't do much beyond "be Haruka's best friend." She doesn't interact much with the boys, and we don't even get to see her idol debut.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

! Tsukimiya Ringo
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The teacher assigned to Class A. He's a male idol who likes to crossdress as a female.

CV: YuuichiNakamura
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* AttractiveBentGender
* DateCrepe: One of his [=CGs=] in ''All Star''.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* TheGadfly: Enjoys making fun of Ryuya.
* [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: He wishes he was a normal male idol, instead of being forced to crossdress.]]
* HotTeacher: Whether he's cross-dressing or not.
* [[spoiler: IKissYourFoot: In his Love ending in ''All Star''.]]
* {{Keet}}
* RapunzelHair: His crossdressing wig is very long, voluminous, and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair pink]].
* RoseHairedSweetie: Especially when crossdressing, Ringo is very upbeat and sweet.
* StudentTeacherRomance: Should you decide to pursue him.
* {{Sensei-chan}}: Subverted.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Ryuuya's manly man.
* TechnicolourEyes: Blue with pink pupils in the games. In the anime and the original version of the first game they are plain blue.
* ThoseTwoGuys: To an extent with Ryuuya.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Wouldn't think he was a man just by looking at him.

! Hyuuga Ryuuya

The teacher assigned to Class S. He's also an actor as well as Syo's idol.

CV: KojiYusa
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* ActionHero: What most of his roles are.
* BrutalHonesty: In the anime, he doesn't hesitate to tell Ren and Tokiya that their performances will get them kicked out of S class if they don't shape up.
* CoolBike: In the games.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the games. In the anime, his eye colour was switched to blue.
* HotTeacher: He's a handsome movie star.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Blames himself for the death of his and Ringo's composer and quit being an IdolSinger because of it.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Ringo's sensitive guy.
* SternTeacher: He's strict and dislikes people who aren't serious about their jobs, in contrast to Ringo's SenseiChan approach.
* StudentTeacherRomance: Should you decide to pursue him.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Every movie he stars in, it seems.
* ThoseTwoGuys: To an extent with Ringo.

! Shining Saotome

The principal of the Saotome Academy, a prestigious idol school, the largest of hams. He was an idol, and it was possible to build Saotome Academy because of his hit single, "Owing to Love". He has a habit of spying on students and popping up at random times.

CV: Creator/NorioWakamoto
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* AlliterativeName: Although Shining is probably a nickname.
* GratuitousEnglish
* IWasQuiteALooker: Official art shows he was quite attractive in his idol days.
** [[spoiler: In Mitsuo form he counts.]]
* LargeHam
* LukeIAmYourFather: In the games he's [[spoiler:Otoya's]] father.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's based on Johnny Kitagawa, founder and owner of the (in)famous male idol/boy band production agency, Johnny & Associates.
* OffscreenTeleportation
* OneHitWonder: In-universe. He had one best-selling single, "Ai yue ni", before retiring and funding Saotome Productions and the academy.
* [[spoiler: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Mitsuo.]]
* RecordProducer
* [[spoiler:StrongFamilyResemblance]]: [[spoiler:Mitsuo looks a ''lot'' like Otoya.]]
* SunglassesAtNight
* [[spoiler: TrappedInThePast: In the ''Amazing Aria'' fandisc, he creates a time machine that sends him into the past and brings his 14-year-old self, Mitsuo, into the present.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]

! Shinomiya Satsuki
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/satsuki_5750.png

The alter-ego of Natsuki. Is a genius when comes to composing music, although incredibly violent and rumoured to have put 50,000 people in the hospital.

CV: Creator/KisshoTaniyama
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* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: In Natsuki's route in ''Repeat', he dissapears after Haruka assures him she'll always love Natsuki and that she'll never hurt him. Natsuki's personality from that point gets a bit more teasing and seductive, though.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Constantly makes passes at Haruka in the games, but he's obviously screwing around.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Just like Natsuki, in the games. In the anime it's switched to green.
* {{Flanderization}}: To an extent in the anime, where his violent trait is the only notable thing about his character. The reason of his existence is never explained either.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HiddenDepths: In Natsuki's route in ''Repeat'', [[spoiler: it's revealed his reason for existing is protecting Natsuki from getting emotionally hurt, as he got his heart broken by his violin teacher when he was younger.]]
* InstantSeduction
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "ore" when referring to himself, however, Natsuki uses "boku".
* {{Jerkass}}
* SuperStrength: In the anime, he takes down a tree in his first five seconds.
* TheTease: He's constantly "hitting on" Haruka but makes it rather clear he's just messing with her.
* {{Tsundere}}

! HAYATO
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hayato_308.png

Tokiya's older twin brother, Hayato is an eccentric, energetic idol. Haruka idolizes him and hopes that he'll sing a song she wrote one day.

CV: Creator/MamoruMiyano
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* CatchPhrase: "Ohayohho~!", used at the beginning of his variety show.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "boku" compared to Tokiya's "watashi".
* {{Keet}}: [[StepfordSmiler So hard, and to such exclusivity]], that his [[spoiler:actual self, stoic loner Tokiya grew to really really despise doing the Hayato act. Hence, his enrolling in Saotome Academy to try for a career as his real self.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Subverted, since he and Tokiya are actually one and the same.]]
* StepfordSmiler
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Except he isn't as dark as his brother.
* VarietyShow: Has one that airs each morning, called "Ohayohho News". Haruka never misses it.

! Kurusu Kaoru

Syo's younger twin brother who loves him very much. Comes to Saotome Academy to check up on Syo, as he's worried about his health. Attends one of Saotome Academy's sister schools. He aims to become a doctor in the future.

CV: YuukiKaji
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* AdaptedOut: So far.
** Averted with the OVA, where he gets a mention and appears in a flashback with Syo. He also says he wants to invite over Kaoru sometime.
* AlliterativeName
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: He and Syo look exactly alike; the only differences being Kaoru is taller, their bangs part to different sides, and Kaoru doesn't have pierced ears.
* AttractiveBentGender: He looks just like Syo, if Syo looks good as a girl, Kaoru looks good as a girl.
* BigBrotherAttraction: Could be taken as this; Kaoru firmly believes that he's the only one capable of making Syo happy.
* BigBrotherWorship: Looks up to Syo a little too seriously.
* BigLittleBrother: Though the younger brother, has a couple of inches on Syo.
** Kaoru is also extremely protective of Syo, with how he acts around him, one could easily forget Kaoru's the younger brother.
* SiblingYinYang: While Syo wants to become an idol, Kaoru is aiming to become a doctor. Also, Syo is more energetic while Kaoru is more responsible.

[[/folder]]