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* LuminescentBlush: Yui goes into meltdown when Nanako gets too close. Apparently this happens all the time when she's with other people, which is why rather than become an idol, Yui prefers to do her performances inside costumes instead.


* LuminescentBlush: Yui goes into a meltdown when whenever Nanako gets too close. Apparently this happens all the time when she's with other people, which is why rather than become an idol, Yui prefers to do her performances inside costumes instead.



[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right, back to front: Yui, Mirai, Nanako and Yukari]]

''Locodol'' (''Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita'') is a 4koma comedy series written and drawn by Kōtarō Kosugi. ''Locodol'' is serialised in ''Manga 4-koma Palette'' and has been running since 2011. There are two compiled volumes and an anime adaptation that was produced by Studio Feel, which aired as a part of the Summer2014Anime line-up. Two [=OVAs=] were subsequently released; the first was broadcast in the Fall2014Anime season, and the second was a ChristmasEpisode that aired on Christmas Eve during the Fall2015Anime season.

Nanako Usami is approached by her uncle to become a local idol, or "Locodol", in order to help revitalise Nagarekawa when it begins to experience a decline in tourism. An ordinary high school student, Nanako is initially unsure as to whether or not she would be able to fulfil this task. She's partnered with upperclassman Yukari Kohinata to form the idol unit, Nagarekawa Girls, and with Yukari's encouragement, Nanako agrees to help her uncle out. Yui Mikoze, who acts as the local mascot, and Mirai Nazukari, who serves as Yui's substitute, later join the Nagarekawa Girls. Together, the girls use their talents to promote Nagarekawa, taking on the responsibility of bringing their hometown out of its economic slump and generating excitement in their region's specialities amongst travellers to put Nagarekawa back on the map.

!!''Locodol'' provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: After Yui takes off her Uogokoro-kun costume, Nanako notices her substantial bust line:
-->'''Nanako''': Just wondering about my reason for existence.
* BigOlEyebrows: Yui has prominent eyebrows.
* BlandNameProduct: Baskin Robbins is now "Boking Poppins", the "BR" in the logo becomes a single "P," and serves only thirty flavours.
* BlushSticker: These are featured as a part of Uogokoro-kun's facial expression.
* ChekhovsGunman: The person in the lion costume in the first episode turns out to be the same person playing Uogokoro-kun, the newly-introduced regional mascot.
* ChristmasEpisode: The second of the [=OVAs=] is set during the Christmas season, with Nanako and Yukari spending their Silent Night together.
* CoolBigSis: When asked what she would like to call Nanako in the eighth episode, Mirai comes up with "Nanako-neesan", and the more formal "Usami-neesan", before settling on "Nanako-san" at the end, despite their being the same age.
* CovertPervert: Saori and Yukari share these tendencies; in particular, Saori goes to great lengths in acquiring photographs of the Nagarekawa Girls and even has her own fan site.
* CreditsRunningSequence: The ending has the girls running.
* CutenessProximity: Yukari finds Yui adorable.
* DyingTown: While Nagarekawa's economy appears to be faring reasonably well, a declining tourism sector leads Nanako's uncle to create the idea of local idols to boost community morale and encourage visitors.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The Awa Awa Girls appear briefly on TV in episode one, but are formally introduced ten episodes later.
* EvolvingCredits: The ending credits change as the Nagarekawa Girls gains members. Initially, only Nanako and Yukari are present. Yui and Uogokoro-kun accompany them after episode three, and Mirai joins the others following her introduction in episode seven.
* FriendlessBackground: Owing to her background, it appears that before Nanako visited her in the second episode, Yukari has never had someone of her age group over to her home (save her cousin).
* FunbagAirbag: This occurs with great frequency given Yukari's propensity to hug Nanako.
* GutturalGrowler: A malfunctioning speaker causes Uogokoro-kun's voice to have these properties.
* KidAppealCharacter: In-universe, children love Uogokoro-kun.
* LuminescentBlush: Yui goes into meltdown when Nanako gets too close. Apparently this happens all the time when she's with other people, which is why rather than become an idol, Yui prefers to do her performances inside costumes instead.
* IndyPloy: While their live performances usually open smoothly, events outside of their control sometimes forces Nanako and Yukari to improvise.
** In the first episode, Nanako's embarrassment precludes her from singing, but encouragement from Yukari leads them to eventually sing Nagarekawa's anthem.
** In the third episode, an unexpected shower prompts Nanako to strip down to the swimsuit that she was wearing under her idol outfit, inspiring Yukari to do the same.
* {{Meganekko}}: Yukari, her cousin and Saori sport glasses. Yukari takes hers off when she's on-duty as an idol.
* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: In a gentler version of this trope, Mirai is brought in to act as the backup Uogokoro-kun when demands for the character are too much for Yui to handle alone.
* TheOjou: Yukari is from one of the town's wealthier families, and her home encompasses an entire floor of a large apartment complex.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yui, the person inside the Uogokoro-kun costume, is actually in her third year. Not only is she shorter than either Nanako and Yukari, but she also looks much younger than them.
* RealPlaceBackground: Nagarekawa is a fictionalised depiction of [[ Nagareyama]], a mid-sized town in the Chiba prefecture that is relatively close to Tokyo.
* RunningGag: Nerves mean that Nanako is unable to properly pronounce her own name when asked to do so while on camera: each time, she winds up saying "Nya-nako" or "Na-nyako" instead.
* SempaiKouhai: Given that Yukari is a second-year student, and Nanako is only in her first year, Nanako feels it is appropriate to address Yukari as such. However, Yukari feels that they are of equivalent status. Yui, a third-year student, insists on addressing Nanako as her senpai because the latter started earlier, and similarly, despite being the same age as Nanako, Mirai also addresses her as senpai.
* ShoutOut: One of Saori's {{Imagine Spot}}s of Nanako and Yukari have them wearing pilot suits from the ''Muv-Luv'' series.
* ShrinkingViolet: Outside of the Uogokoro-kun costume, Mirai is incredibly shy.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Nanako and Yui's younger brother each independently have similar fantasies about the possibility of Yui leaving them.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Nanako's trio of classmates are her friends from high school and frequently accompany her when she's not on duty as a Locodol.
* VerbalTic:
** Nanako stutters when she gets nervous and consequently, ends up with the nickname "Nanyako".
** Yui appends "~su" to her sentences, even those that normally don't end with "-desu".
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Yukari tries to continue performing despite a cold during the first half of episode nine and spends the second half recovering.
* WorthIt: During the second half of episode nine, Yukari has a flashback to when she had been dismissed from her job for leaving her post to help a lost child. For the consequences, Yukari felt that having helped the child was worth her while, even if she did get fired in the process.
* {{Yonkoma}}

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