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Image Color: Red (Orange in pvs)
Birthday: August 3 (Leo)
Blood Type: O
Three Sizes: B78/W58/H82
Favorite Food: Strawberries
Least Favorite Food: Green peppers, azuki beans
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, she becomes the Student Council president, replacing the graduating Eli.Honoka plays the tomboy angel Kuroiel in The Guided Fate Paradox and reprises the role for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum.
She also gets easily overwhelmed by paperwork for the student council in the second season.
Brilliant, but Lazy: 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 she can do the student council work just fine if she stops procrastinating.
Compelling Voice: One of the reasons why she's considered the leader of the group. 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.
The Determinator: 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.
Broken Bird: 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.
Obstructive Bureaucrat: 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.
Spell My Name with an S: Official subs for the anime use Eli instead of the more literal reading "Eri". Some translations even use "Ellie".
Verbal Tic: 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).
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, she joins the student council with Honoka and Umi.Kotori plays recurring Nippon Ichi character Asagi in The Guided Fate Paradox.
Honoka's and Kotori's best friend. She's member of the Archery Club in the anime, and becomes the vice-president of the student council in the second season, 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.Umi plays the mascot Misery in The Guided Fate Paradox.
Adorkable: Umi, who tries to be the group's Straight Man but can't help but imagine and practice cutesy idol routines in private.
Archer Archetype: Umi is one of the calmest and most down-to-earth of the girls, and is in the archery club.
Beware the Nice Ones: 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 Oh Crap 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.
She claims to be super childhood friends with Honoka because their mothers were childhood friends too.
Death Glare: 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 Mio. Both have Performance Anxiety, are the songwriters of the group, and believe their best friend is bossy and pushy. Visually, she shares similarities to Chihaya with her long blue hair, Brown Eyes, and slender build; their voice can also be considered similar.
Heir to the Dojo: 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.
Serious Business: 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.
Shrinking Violet: She was one before meeting Honoka. She's also insecure about showing off her body too much.
Yamato Nadeshiko: 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.
Image Color: Light Green (Light green or yellow in pvs)
Birthday: November 1 (Scorpio)
Blood Type: A
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, 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.Rin plays the protagonist's younger sister Minamo in The Guided Fate Paradox.
Action Girl: 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.
A-Cup Angst: 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.
A first-year student aiming to be a physician like her parents, and the main composer for μ's. She becomes the vice-president of the Idol Research Club at the end of season 2.Maki plays the major villain Frunetti in The Guided Fate Paradox.
The Ace: Smart and born to a wealthy family of doctors, beautiful, the group's main composer, and the most popular in-series and out. And if the 6th PV is to be taken seriously, possesses supernatural ability to boot.
Character Tics: Has a habit of curling her hair around her finger when bored or embarrassed.
Defrosting Ice Queen: 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.
Girlish Pigtails: With her practice outfit in season two. They're small, so it's a bit hard to tell.
Little Miss Snarker: She can have snappy comebacks at times, usually whenever it's directed at Nico.
Loner-Turned-Friend: 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.
Nice Hat: Wears a ballcap with her practice clothes and often gets one in costume.
Not so Above It All: 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.
The Ojou: Comes from a pretty wealthy family, but subverts this personality-wise. She's relatively polite, but often standoffish and blunt.
Refusal of the Call: 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. She also attempts this when Hanayo makes her vice-president of the idol research club, but then reluctantly agrees to it.
Tsurime Eyes: Nico even refers to her as "You, with the slanted eyes!" during practice. Which probably got a snicker from Western audiences.
Vitriolic Best Friends: 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.
The Chessmaster: 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.
Hilariously, Nico's lack of a bust enables her to escape this attack in 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.
Cool Big Sis: She often gives the other girls decent advice for their problems.
Fortune Teller: Through her tarot readings, she even predicts the line up of μ's.
Friendless Background: As episode eight of season two expands, she constantly moved around and thus never had any chances to make friends until she met Eli.
Girlish Pigtails: Less so compared to Nico, since they're low-tied and thus make her look more mature.
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. She becomes the president of the Idol Research Club at the end of season 2, since Honoka's too busy being student council president.Hanayo plays the shut-in angel Neliel in The Guided Fate Paradox and reprises the role for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum.
Ascended Fangirl: She went from being a fan of Honoka's school idol group to becoming one of the members of it.
Big Eater: 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.
Catchphrase: "ダレカタスケテ!" (Please help me anyone!). This is immediately followed by チョットマッテテ.
In her diary novel, it's revealed that her mother used to be an idol. Which influenced her to become one as well.
Passing the Torch: She's made the president of the idol research club at the end of season 2. While she naturally objects to it, Nico tells her she can't have Honoka do it as she's the student council president. On top of that, Hanayo is also the most knowledgeable person regarding idols, so she's naturally the best choice. Hanayo accepts, but then makes Maki the vice-president of the club, who also initially objects to it.
Book Dumb: Like Honoka, she doesn't like doing her schoolwork either, and doesn't seem to have very good test scores.
Broken Bird: 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.
Butt Monkey: 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.
Custom Uniform: Wears a pink cardigan with her school uniform as opposed to the cream-colored one that everyone else wears.
The Determinator: Technically the character who has been working seriously towards being an idol the longest and is the most stubborn about it. Even when μ's temporarily disbands, she tries to keep going by forming a separate unit with Rin and Hanayo.
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.
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.
Disappeared Dad: Nico did mention about him in the novel but with "Even though he isn't here anymore" line, it's currently unknown if her dad just work far away or already decreased before the main story took place.
Freudian Excuse: 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.
When giving the position of club president of the Idol Research Club to Hanayo in the last episode of season 2, while Hanayo objects, Nico says she'll do a much better job because she's very knowledgeable about idols. She then also mentions having friends who will help her, hinting at when she ran the club earlier and had no one to help her prior to running into Honoka and the others. She also has a sad look on her face as she mentions this, but tries to hide it by looking away from Hanayo.
The Friend Nobody Likes: Due to her usually awkward suggestions, she often gets ignored. A-RISE even does a Stealth Insult 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.
Green-Eyed Monster: 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.
The Starscream: Constantly plots (unsuccessfully) to become the center of the group, although it's played more for laughs.
Supreme Chef: 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.
The Team Wannabe: 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.
Troll: Prior to joining the group, she would post hateful comments on μ's' website and videos, among other things.
Vitriolic Best Friends: With Maki. The two are often seen together, and when Nico makes snarky comments, it sometimes seems directed at Maki.
What the Hell, Hero?: 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.
Three of Honoka's classmates who appear throughout the anime to help μ's in any way they can.
Big Damn Heroes: 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.
Crazy-Prepared: They were carrying the costumes for "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" in case μ's needed to do an encore at Love Live.
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 look after Honoka when she's feeling depressed. However, they always appear together and their names are barely even mentioned.
Ascended Fangirl: A huge fan of μ's who aims to join as soon as she gets into high school. Subverted though, since she and Yukiho decide that it would better for them to form their own group, rather than to join μ's.
Children Are Innocent: 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 Not So Different 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.
Girlish Pigtails: 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.
Verbal Tic: In the novel, the twins will sometimes end their sentence with "Nico!". Their sister has taught them well.
Tropes Shared by All Members
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: 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.
Early-Bird Cameo/Ascended Extra: 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.
Friendly Enemy: They provide some pointers for μ's and even allow them to perform on the same stage for round 1 of the Love Live preliminaries because Honoka's group didn't have any other place to perform.
Hero of Another Story: 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.
Genre Savvy/Dangerously Genre Savvy: 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.
The Rival: To μ's, even specifically stating that they are the group that they have been keeping an eye on the most.
Enemy Mine: Seems to have this attitude towards μ's and Honoka (in a friendly way). 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.
Genki Girl: 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.
Graceful Loser: Fully admits her loss in the preliminaries, even mentioning that she knew A-RISE had lost during μ's' performance.