This is the character (or rather, member) sheet for Momoiro Clover Z. Since their Colour-Coded For Your Convenience gimmick also somewhat influences their stage acting, they've adapted their own individual personalities which suit each of them the most. Interestingly, some of these personalities were assigned them because they match their own actual traits. For example, Shiorin has the color yellow assigned to her because she is a real big eater (a trait that the yellow rangers in Super Sentai are often associated with).
Leader leader leader desu!
"Everyone, please raise your index finger, let's go, hachi hachi hachi hachi dekoppachi!note Dekoppachi is a popular wide foreheaded character from the anime Mouretsu Ataro, who has become the codifier for wide foreheads in Japan. The words themselves come from deko + hachi Who is the cinderella from tea plantation? Kanakooooooooo. Thank you very much. My dimples are the pitfalls of love, I'm Kanako Momota!"
Born July 12, 1994 in Shizuoka, the Red, also acts as the leader. Her antics pretty much represent what a red hero would do, such as being the hot blooded one, always at full power, and blessed with helpless idiocy. Excels in gymnastic to the point that her awesome back bending jump in "Kaito Shojo" has become a symbol of Momoclo's craziness.
Animal Motifs: Bear, and came up along with her gas suit from Z Densetsu, Bearda.
Butt Monkey: Despite being the leader, Kanako is constantly bullied by the other members due to her idiocy.
"Shiorin's A-I-U-E-O poem! Everyone please claps your hand, Let's go, Shi in Shiorin! Shikatanai De~, O in Shiorin! Okoranai de~, Ri in Shiorin! Rizumu ni notte~, N in Shiorin? nnnnnnn? note Shikatanai de, okoranai de, and rizumu ni notte mean don't scold me, don't angry at me, and feels the rhythm respectively, while 'N' is a letter that can't begin any words Together, Let's Momoclo-Chan! I'm the spoiled crybaby and everyone's little sister, Shiori Tamai a.k.a. Shiorin!"
Evolving Music: "Ahrin ga Hankuouki" and "Santa-San" both have a line that mentions her age (the latter is actually a nod to the former). Makes it a little bit odd when the age came up with different syllables from the original.
"Everyone, please claps your hands, let's go, I may be tiny but I'm the cheerful, Ariyaasu! A little bit silly, I'm Momoka, Ariyaasu! One last time, all together... Ariyaaasu!. The little bit silly of Momoclo, I'm Momoka Ariyasu the little giant!."
Old Shame: Her old introduction she is doing a cute small dance (while the other members just clap or wave their hands). She said it was embarrassing and changed it to clapping her hands, much like Shiorin's.
Tender Tears: Can often be seen crying in live concerts, to the point of messing up her singing. Even during Akari's graduation, where everybody had the waterworks on, she managed to cry more than even Akari.
Singing Voice Dissonance: She is the strongest vocalist of the group; her famous husky singing voice are very noticeable in her shouting solo line such as in "Mouretsu", and several of Hyadain's song such as "Koko Natsu" and "Wani to Shampoo" (it seems that he was positively exploiting her vocal trait). It's a little bit surprising when you hear her talk, because...
Speech Impediment: ...Her lisp is beyond help. Even when composing "Kaito Shojo", Hyadain decided to change the common pronunciation of Four, shi, into yon because she can't spell it well.
Tsurime Eyes: Just like Kanako, she also has this look in the manga MomoPro.
Born March 17, 1995 in Tokyo, the blue. The only former member after their major debut, she was originally the sub leader and one of the original members. She graduated in April 10 2011. She was the perfect embodiment of the blue color of the group; she had a Cool Big Sis personality and often had to handle the craziness of the rest of the members alone, especially on their stage and TV shows, where she would act as the only sane MC, she got the cool rap parts for herself, and had a coolengrish introduction line and nickname. She's also a natural born model who is now pursuing a totally different career. As she herself said, rather than "idol Akarin" from Momoiro Clover, she wants to be "actress and model Akari Hayami".
The Fashionista: She was a fashion and commercial model even before her inclusion to the group. After her graduation, she began to focus more on her model career.
The Face: She often handled the MC part for their reality show, Momoclo-Chan and their live performances. She is their Cool Big Sis, after all.
Internal Homage: Even after her departure, she is regularly referenced elsewhere in their acts. This is probably because her graduation marked a big change in the group's history.
The lyrics for "Z Densetsu" references Akarin with the narrator's announcement of "BLUE!", which prompted the group to answer with a confused "ah?" and place their fingers on their eyebrows.
Their alter ego UFI features a blue colored member named Miss X.
A popular fan theory said that the slow ballad songs from around the Battle and Romance era, "Kiminoato" and "Shiroi Kaze," are all dedicated to Akari; the overall lyrics place importance on a person that had to leave after they made a lot memories together, and they had to smile and move on. Additionally, both songs are composed by same person, and the word kimi ("you") in the lyrics is written with katakana rather than usual hiragana, implying it refers to a particular someone. During the 2011 and 2012 Momoiro Christmas concerts, both songs were presented with all blue stage lighting.
In the end of the medley song in their first Kohaku performance (when they finally reach their dream), they sang their old (six person) version lyrics of Kaitou Shojo that lists their names. When it came to Akarin's, they simply pointed to the camera.
Mythology Gag: In 2012 she appeared in a commercial for a television program service as a virtual idol named Karin, and her attire was filled with blue color.
Passionate Sports Girl: She has an aerobics qualification and, just like Kanako, has an extremely flexible body, as seen in "Mirai E Susume"'s choreography. This is probably one reason why they're so close.
True Companions: Especially with Kanako. It's also noted that the group keeps in touch with her to this day (They're even still at the same office!). After their performance in Kohaku, Kanako called her and asked her if she was crying. She was.
The Unfavourite: The entire reason why Akarin left the group. She felt that she didn't have the personality to be an idol. She also said that she had doubts about being in Momoiro Clover, and there were even times where she had started to dislike being in the group. It is also said that she always had the shortest handshake queue in the events that providing handshake session.