Characters: Uta no Prince-sama

Nanami Haruka/Heroine

Wishing to compose a song for her idol, Hayato, to sing someday, Haruka enrolls into Saotome Academy. In the games, she's an Ordinary High-School Student who joins Saotome Academy to become a composer. In the anime, she's a sheltered girl who has lived all her life in the country and doesn't have experience in composing or playing music.

CV: Miyuki Sawashiro (anime only)

  • Affectionate Nickname: 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."
  • Audience Surrogate
  • Berserk Button: Messing with her is a great way to get any of the guys on their bad side.
  • Country Mouse: 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.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl
    • 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.
  • Dude Magnet: Even if she doesn't seem to notice it.
  • Every Girl
  • 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.
  • Flower in Her Hair: In episode 8 of the anime.
  • Friendless Background: 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.
  • Friend to All Children
  • Goal in Life: She wants to write music for her idol, Hayato.
  • Hair Contrast Duo: If paired with Tokiya or Masato, her pink hair and cheerful disposition contrasts sharply with their dark blue hair and aloofness.
  • The Heart: Of ST★RISH, especially emphasized in the anime.
  • Hello, Insert Name Here: In the games, the player can change her name and nickname.
  • Ill Girl: A former one.
  • Image Song: Gets one in the anime: "Maigo no Kokoro".
  • The Ingenue: Ever in good faith, rarely up to the romantic tones swarming around. Quite naive to "the ways of the world".
  • Joshikousei
  • Naïve Newcomer: In the anime, 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.
  • Nice Girl
  • No Sense of Direction: 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.
  • Oblivious to Love: In the anime and some routes of the games. Averted in some routes: in Repeat, she's the one who confesses to Tokiya.
  • Parental Neglect: In the games her parents are never mentioned. In the anime she's raised by her grandmother, meaning they're either dead or very busy.
  • Performance Anxiety: 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.
  • Plucky Girl: 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.
  • The Pollyanna
  • Raised by Grandparents: In the anime, she lived out in the country with her grandmother because of her poor health.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: To denote her kind personality.
  • Shrinking Violet: In the anime, she really has trouble holding herself trouble when any boy comes on to her, let alone Ren.
  • Soap Opera Disease: When she was younger, the exact causes and symptoms of which are unknown. We do know she used to at least have fainting spells.
  • Technicolour Eyes: Yellow with green pupils, leading to numerous Wild Mass Guessing as to how they turned out that way.
  • This Is Your Song: 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.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

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Tropes that apply to ST★RISH in general:

  • Bishōnen: All of them. No exceptions.
  • Character Development: Each boy gets an episode dedicated to their character development and their relationship with Nanami, complete with them singing their Image Song.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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.
  • Dragged into Drag: On the drama CD "Music Princess Magical Ichiko", with Tokiya taking the brunt of the embarrassment as the lead character.
  • Fun with Acronyms: 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. Later, the star is used as a placeholder for Aijima Cecil's name.
  • Idol Singer
  • Image Song: 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"
  • Lucky Charms Title
  • True Companions: They are firmly this by the second season of the anime.

Ittoki Otoya

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: Takuma Terashima
  • Adorkable
  • Affectionate Nickname: Reiji calls him "Otoyan" and Ren calls him "Ikki".
  • Book Dumb: 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).
  • Boy Next Door
  • Cannot Spit It Out: 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 gets interrupted by Cecil's prank.
  • Characterization Marches On: 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.)
  • Chivalrous Pervert: In the games.
  • Cuddle Bug: In the games.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: In the games his skin tone is noticeably darker than everyone else's, with the exception of Ren, Cecil and Shining Saotome.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad is never mentionednote  but...
    • Missing Mom: 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.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Haruka in the anime. He's very much in love with her, helps her and stands up for her, and comes 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.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Image Song: "TRUST☆MY DREAM", "Brand New Melody" and "SMILE MAGIC".
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Cecil's half-brother, although neither of them find out. He's also probably Shining Saotome's son.
  • Love at First Sight
  • No Sense of Personal Space
  • Parental Abandonment: see above.
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Tokiya's Blue.
  • Security Cling: Does this to Syo in episode 3 of season 1 while they watch Natsuki bake.
  • Twice Shy: In the anime.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: 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.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Heights: In the games he has acrophobia. In the anime this has been transferred to Syo.

Hijirikawa Masato

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: Kenichi Suzumura

Shinomiya Natsuki

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: Kissho Taniyama
  • Affectionate Nickname: Gets called "Na-chan"/"Nacchan" on occasion.
  • Break the Cutie: In his backstory, resulting in his alter-ego, Satsuki.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a ditz from Cloud Cuckoo Land, but talented, and can pull it together when he performs.
  • Childhood Friends: With Syo, but only in the anime.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Seems to live in his own little world most of the time. Where everything's cuddly and wuddly.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the games. In the anime, his eye colour is switched to green.
  • Cute and Psycho: See Split Personality.
  • Cuteness Proximity: May be triggered by little baby animals, plushie toys, and the like.
  • The Big Guy: 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.
  • The Ditz: He's naïve and extremely prone to Cuteness Proximity 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!"
  • Flanderization: The anime exaggerates his klutz and cute-obsessed side. His game counterpart shares this traits, but doesn't show them in such an aggresive manner.
  • Gentle Giant: When his Split Personality isn't in effect.
  • The Glasses Come Off: He's got a Split Personality, 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.
    • In Repeat, later in his route it isn't that easy to appease Satsuki.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Syo.
  • Image Song: "ORION de Shout Out" and "SIRIUS e no Chikai".
  • Japanese Pronouns: 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.
  • Lethal Chef: 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.
  • Man Child: Much to Syo's dismay.
  • Megane: Those glasses really make him look cute.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Main victims are Haruka and Syo.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: That excessively frilly apron he wears in episode 3.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: 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.
  • Split Personality: He has a split personality named Satsuki, who is Natsuki's complete opposite: A Hot-Blooded Badass Jerkass. In the game, he's extremely talented for composing music, but refuses to do so; in the anime, there's a rumour that says he's put 50,000 people in the hospital for pissing him off.
  • Sweet Tooth

Ichinose Tokiya

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: Mamoru Miyano
  • Actually, I Am Him: When he reveals he is actually Hayato.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Reiji calls him "Tokki" and Ren calls him "Icchi".
  • Always Identical Twins: Him and Hayato. Except not at all.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: In the anime. The "I love you....r songs." scene comes to mind...
  • Characterization Marches On: In the games, he's a lot more romantic than his anime counterpart.
  • Continuity Nod: "CRYSTAL TIME", his character song in the second season, includes "Nanairo no Compass" (his Image Song in the first season) and "Maigo no Kokoro" (Haruka's song) in its lyrics.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Defrosting Ice King
  • Demoted to Extra: 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.
  • Everything Is Better With Penguins: His Idol Produce t-shirt has one.
  • Fake Twin Gambit
  • Gray Rain of Depression: 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.
  • Hidden Depths: 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'.
  • Image Song: "BELIEVE MY VOICE", "Nanairo no Compass" and "CRYSTAL TIME".
  • Ineffectual Loner
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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 and some official art he sometimes wears glasses.
  • Picky Eater: Mentioned in the SHINING magazine; he carb counts to watch his figure.
  • Not So Different: In the anime Haruka compares her Performance Anxiety with playing the piano to Tokiya's inability to sing from the heart. Tokiya begs to differ.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Otoya's Red.
  • Terrible Artist: Tokiya is very earnest about his artwork, even though his drawings look like something made by a small child.
  • The Perfectionist: Most of what he has achieved in his career is the result of very hard work.
  • The Stoic
  • Tsundere
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: 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.
  • Whip It Good: 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).
  • Wholesome Cross Dresser: 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

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: Junichi Suwabe

Kurusu Syo

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: Hiro Shimono
  • Adapted Out: His heart condition and the fact he has an identical twin brother, his brother is mentioned in the Christmas Special though.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called "Syo-chan" by Natsuki and Kaoru, and "Ochibi-chan" (which can roughly mean "Munchkin"/"Lil' Cutie") by Ren.
  • Always Identical Twins: Has an identical younger twin brother named Kaoru.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: 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.
  • Berserk Button: 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.
  • Childhood Friends: With Natsuki, but only in the anime.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Being Natsuki's roommate is a full time job.
  • Cute Bruiser: 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.
  • Dragged into Drag: A few times, and he hates the fact that he makes a convincing girl.
  • Hair Decorations: He has two barrettes in his bangs on one side.
  • First Name Basis / Friendly Address Privileges: 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.
  • Heart Trauma: In the first game, he has a weak heart. His route is about trying to live with this condition but after he becomes an idol it becomes to much for him and collapses. In the end, he goes to America to have surgery.
    • The anime has chosen to not include this part of his story so far.
  • Ill Boy: With the wrong parts. Everything else is there. This is caused by his Heart Trauma.
    • In the anime, his Heart Trauma has been Adapted Out so far, he explains in his episode of the first season that he was a "weak child" growing up, much like Nanami.
  • Japanese Pronouns: 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
  • Little Big Brother: His younger twin brother Kaoru is about three inches taller than Syo.
  • 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.
  • The Napoleon: He's only 161 cm (5'3'') tall at the age of 16-17 and he's not pleased about his height.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks 14-15, despite being about 17.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: 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.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: It's his designated color when STARISH performs and he can be seen wearing pink when not performing.
  • Security Cling: Does this to Otoya in episode 3 of season 1 while they watch Natsuki bake.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": 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.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: 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.
  • 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.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Natsuki.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: 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

The prince of Agnapolis who was cursed and turned into a black cat. In the games he joins Class A.

CV: Kosuke Toriumi
  • Abusive Parents: 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.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ren calls him "Ceci".
  • Ambiguously Brown: Justified, as he is from an Arabian country.
  • Anime Accent Absence: 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.
  • Arranged Marriage: 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.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Likes Haruka a lot because she showed him a lot of love while he was stuck in cat form.
  • Black Sheep: Initially. His arc in the anime is about overcoming this.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Is half-Japanese, half-Arabian.
  • Cats Are Magic: Subverted. He got cursed and takes the form of a cat.
  • Green Eyes: To emphasize his magical nature.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: To Haruka in the anime.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Otoya's half-brother (by mother Aijima Kotomi), although neither of them find out.
  • Magically Binding Contract
  • New Transfer Student: 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.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When it comes to Haruka, much to everyone else's dismay.
  • Older Than They Look: He says that his curse is a very old one.
  • Parental Abandonment: His uncle didn't approve of him being half-Japanese so he banished him from the country and sent him to Japan. Not before cursing him, of course.
  • Put on a Bus: He suddenly receives a letter from his home country in episode 8 of the second season that makes him go back to Agnapolis... only to come back in the next episode.
  • Psychic Link: In the first game he makes a pact with Haruka so she can understand him in when he's in cat form.
  • Seventh Ranger
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • The Power of Love: Needs this to break his curse.
  • The Wise Prince


Tropes applying to the senpai in general:

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: Showtaro Morikubo
  • Affectionate Nickname: Otoya calls him "Rei-chan".
  • Bizarre Instrument: How many idols have the maracas as their instrument?
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Though acts mature when need be.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the games. In the anime, his eye colour was switched to grey.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Deep inside, he blames himself for Aine's dissapereance.
  • Double Entendre: In his All Star love ending, 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.
    • His final line at his first appereance in Revolutions is "Let's enter the world of adults together". Oh, Haruka, if you only knew what he ment...
  • Family Business: His family owns a bento shop.
  • Foreign Culture Fetish: 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.
  • Image Song: "Dekiai Temptation", "Itoshiki hito e" and "Kiss wa Wink de".
  • It's All My Fault: He believes that it's his fault that Aine dissapeared and that the rest of his best friends hate him now.
  • Man Child
    • Keet: Despite being 25 years old.
  • Nice Guy: 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.
  • Nice Hat
  • Older Than They Look: He's the oldest of the senpais, but looks like a teenager. He's also the shortest out of all the senpais.
  • Stepford Smiler
  • Strange Synthax Speaker: Likes to play with words.
  • Supreme Chef: Ranmaru can even be bribed with Reiji’s cooking.
  • The Nicknamer: 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"), and later in his route "my girl" (in English).
  • The Prankster: Ranmaru is usually his target because he think’s his reactions are amusing.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ranmaru.

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: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Mikaze Ai

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

CV: Shouta Aoi


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: Tomoaki Maeno


Tropes applying to HE★VENS in general:

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: Hikaru Midorikawa

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: Tsubasa Yonaga

Sumeragi Kira

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

CV: Daisuke Ono

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: Tomokazu Sugita

    Saotome Academy 

Shibuya Tomochika

Haruka's best friend, classmate, and roommate.

CV: Yuka Imai

Tsukimiya Ringo

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

CV: Yuuichi Nakamura

Hyuuga Ryuuya

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

CV: Koji Yusa

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: Norio Wakamoto

     Other Characters 

Shinomiya Satsuki

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: Kissho Taniyama
  • But Now I Must Go: 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.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Constantly makes passes at Haruka in the games, but he's obviously screwing around.
  • Curtains Match the Window: 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Hidden Depths: In Natsuki's route in Repeat, 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.
  • Instant Seduction
  • Japanese Pronouns: Uses "ore" when referring to himself, however, Natsuki uses "boku".
  • Jerkass
  • Super Strength: In the anime, he takes down a tree in his first five seconds.
  • The Tease: He's constantly "hitting on" Haruka but makes it rather clear he's just messing with her.
  • Tsundere


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: Mamoru Miyano

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: Yuuki Kaji
  • Adapted Out: 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.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Always Identical Twins: 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.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He looks just like Syo, if Syo looks good as a girl, Kaoru looks good as a girl.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Could be taken as this; Kaoru firmly believes that he's the only one capable of making Syo happy.
  • Big Brother Worship: Looks up to Syo a little too seriously.
  • Big Little Brother: 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.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While Syo wants to become an idol, Kaoru is aiming to become a doctor. Also, Syo is more energetic while Kaoru is more responsible.