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  • Cowboy: The unit outfit seems to sport this motif. While its not as obvious, his unit motif ties into his role as a character due to the heavy themes of justice surrounding him as a character. His unit symbol is in the shape of a Sheriffs badge, symbolizing how his sense of justice and how he enforces it differs from Ryuseitai, the group whose theme is centered around idealistic themes of justice and heroism in the Sentai genre as opposed to his darker and more realistic take on it.
  • Color Motif: In Enstars!, his color palette was described as being monochrome, with mostly black, gray and red. However, in Enstars!! his uniform color mostly incorporates red and green.
  • Odd Name Out: His unit name is an abbreviation of his own name, likely due to him being a solo unit.

Madara Mikejima
"Even if I get on your nerves, I'll close in on you step by step."

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Tyson Rinehart (English)

A reckless and lively character. He has the habit of suddenly appearing at any place to help people out, and disappears just as fast. He loves smiles and will come flying at the mention of festivals, no matter where. At school, he is in his own solo unit, "MaM". It is revealed in Reminiscence*Ryusei Bonfire that he was the former unit leader of the first squad of Ryuseitai as a first year. In Ensemble Stars!!, while he is still in his own solo unit, he has formed a secondary unit with Kohaku Oukawa from Crazy B called Double Face in which he is the unit leader.


Class: 3-A (EnStars!)
Club/Circles: Track Team (EnStars!) / SHIN, Kaori (EnStars!!)
Age: 17-18 (EnStars!), 18-19 (EnStars!!)
Birthday: May 16
Height/Weight: 180cm/64kg (EnStars!), 180cm/64kg (EnStars!!)
Hobby: Searching for fun
Specialty: Flashy performances
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi

  • Abusive Parents: Reminiscence Ryusei Bonfire heavily implies he isn't on good terms with his parents for defying the local cultlike religion they follow, as he tries to help the deified Kanata understand he is human, not a god. At the very least they put their beliefs over their own son, looking the other way when he is often punished. It’s taken even further in Stars!! where in his idol story it’s revealed that he is partly disowned by his parents now due to disgracing them via an issue with the Shinkai family, and was forced to leave home to live in the dorms at Ensemble Square. This resulted in his connections being cut and Ma M being forced to go on hiatus as he was to not able to use his parents connections to travel the world to do jobs. For a while, he simply took jobs under his actual name, this leads to him coming back in duo unit Double Face, as the units leader alongside Kouhaku Oukawa.
  • The Ace: Can pretty much do almost anything so long as he practices enough times. Hes stated in his Zodiac Gacha story that he has a mentor that taught him most of the techniques he knows. Later revealed to be a deconstruction, as Madara became this trope on purpose so that he can be come powerful enough to steal the influence of higher powers on people below them to exact vengeance, such as the Shinkai Family's Religion and Yumenosaki's student council.
    • Broken Ace: A downplayed example, as he isn't broken by the consequences of being good at everything, just lonely from being somewhat ostracized. Combined with the overbearing personality he uses to overcompensate, he tends to frustrate others without really trying from this, and he is very aware of it. He'd rather be found annoying from his personality rather than his talents making others resentful, as seen with Mitsuru and their rivalry on the track team.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While maybe not as extreme as some examples, he’s this for the sake of the people he cares about. He’s described as an anti-hero that does bad things for the sake of good and isn’t afraid of resorting to dirty tactics if necessary. All of this while putting on the front of a warm, brotherly (Or motherly as he’d describe it) figure.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called "Mikeji-mama" by Leo.
  • A Father to His Men: Being the captain of the Track team, he considers his teammates, save for Arashi, to be his children. He also tries to claim other students as his children as well, even urging them to call him "Mama".
  • Ambiguously Bi: He's quick to compliment both his male classmates and Anzu based on their appearances, subtly implying he may be attracted to both sexes. He even takes care into praising Arashi in a way that doesn't offend his close friend. Kaoru is hilariously bothered by this in Aquarium, as Madara both encourages him to have fun and make young couples jealous while calling him "the most beautiful student in Yumenosaki", a compliment he does not want to hear from a guy. However, because of how he tends to compliment others to encourage them while they are caught in his plans, his actual sexuality and preferences are unclear.
    • In the Reminiscence*Ryusei Bonfire event, he acts perhaps jokingly flirty toward Kanata and calls Chiaki cute.
  • Animal Motifs: Cats. This comes from his childhood nickname "Miike" sounding like a name for a cat, as well as his ability to sneak up and approach others undetected despite his height. His mini-sprite even has a cat smile.
  • All Take and No Give: His relationship with Kanata in the past, with Kanata being the Taker.
  • Antihero: Word of God describes him as such in regards to being a former member of Ryuseitai, following his own idea of justice, even if it's forceful and unconventional. He actually hates being thought of as a hero in any sense (or when Chiaki admires him like one), not wanting others to feel accountable for his actions.
  • The Atoner: He's implied to be this toward the third-year Ryuuseitai members and Anzu. Kanata is actually very annoyed by this even after their relationship improves, because it becomes his primary motivation around them in exchange for his genuine personality.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Subverted. When Madara was a child, Kanata asked him if there was a wish he could grant, and Madara wishes for his bedridden sister to get better. When Kanata cannot grant that, Madara realizes the religion his he used to believe in is a lie.
  • Becoming the Mask: In "Purple Wisterias of May" he confesses to Anzu that he became a Cool Big Bro out of necessity, but he ended up liking it in the end.
    Fufu. The reason I became Mama was because I kept playing as "Mama", but...Many things happened, and I kind of realized that my strength was being "Mama". Though I can't really do it well. As you can see, I'm like a wooden doll. With a big body, but no brains....... or something like that! Kind of ♪
    • He also does this during the main story. Kuro requests of him to never drop his friendly act around the underclassmen and especially Anzu and to let them encounter his true nature themselves. He ends up becoming a kinder person over the year, developing a sense of guilt and empathy that he was lacking in.
  • Beneath the Mask: Is known by the other students as a Genki Boy, energetic, encouraging older brother type figure though over the course of his story it’s revealed that this is all a front he puts on to not only mask his true intentions but also to become what he believes others need him to be. Unlike most characters that fulfill this trope, though, He’s not afraid to show his true nature to those around him. Word of God states that writing him in Double Face makes it easier to show this other side of him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's overly friendly, cheerful, and always ready to offer his help. But boy howdy, Madara can be terrifying when he needs to get a point across. In Concerto, he has some choice words for Eichi, should he ever hurt Leo again.
    Don't cross the line. If you do, I'll crush you. ...Did you make sure to record that? Want me to repeat myself for you? [...] Don't get in the way—I don't care who you are—I'm going to destroy you.
  • Black Sheep: Of the Mikejima family due to rebelling against role and his attempts to dismantle the Shinkai families long-reigning religious cult. In Ensemble Stars!! this results in him being partially disowned by his family and he leaves home to live in Ensemble Square among some of the other idols. Being disowned also affects his ability to do idol work outside of Japan, as he relied on his families connections to go around the world for jobs.
  • Brutal Honesty: Is occasionally prone to this.
  • Childhood Friends: With Anzu and Kanata, but separately. And it's likely he also knows Anzu's brother and Natsumi from Ensemble Girls.
    • Subverted In Anzu's case as, even though he did know her in their childhood, he wasn't as close to her as he claims, stating that they only played a little together. He lied about being close to her in their childhood in order to get closer to her and Trickstar for his own benefit, as revealed in The Revolutionary Live Which Heralds the Dawn.
  • Color Motif: Used to represent purple as a former member of Ryuseitai, although he would change his color a lot. His current main unit outfit in contrast is described as being monochrome. Retconned in Reminiscence*Ryusei Bonfire, as his actual Ryuseitai color is never established and the uniform was just something he did picked up without permission.
  • Commonality Connection: How he and Kohaku end up becoming friends in Fresh Faces! The Eye-Opening Dark Night's Passing.
  • Cool Bike: In the Buddy gacha story, his CG shows him tending to his cruiser motorbike that he adores and refers to as his "baby" and "buddy" due to his attachment to it.
  • Cool Big Bro: To his friends, with even Word of God saying he’s known as the enthusiastic and encouraging big brother character by the fans.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has tiny ones, possibly going along with his cat motif.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hoo boy. Madara was born into a family that follows the local, but ancient and deep-rooted religion that believed a young boy was an incarnation of their wish-granting god, who was Kanata. However, he realizes early on that the boy was only human, because he couldn't grant Madara's wish to cure his sister's illness. Even with his beliefs shattered, he then devotes himself and to teach Kanata humanity and free him from his life as as god, at the cost of his family, home and reputation. Then Kanata is told by others that his only friend from child doesn't see him anymore because he hates Kanata for being unable to grant his wish, when it was them constantly banishing Madara for his defiance and trying to expose the religion's lies, souring their relationship.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: He says this word for word in the Aquarium chapter, when Kanata refers to him as an "it" rather than a person.
  • The Dreaded: Several characters are put-off by his constantly cheerful attitude, with Anzu herself going as far as to avoid him sometimes. Arashi though, who is notably put-off by his antics, acknowledges that he's a good person despite this.
  • Expy: Of Natsumi Minami from Ensemble Girls!. Both are the childhood friends of the protagonist and they have a caring, supportive personality. And he has stated to have a crush on the Anzu, who treats him like a nuisance (similar to how Anzu's brother treats the dogged Natsumi). They also have the kanji 三 in their surnames. The difference is that Natsumi is more accepted in-universe as a Cool Big Sis compared to Madara, whose energetic personality puts off people at times, especially people who aren't familiar with him. It's later revealed Madara isn't technically Anzu's childhood friend, as he simply played with her a few times as kids and they weren’t as close as we were lead to believe and was just manipulating her for the sake of his revenge, so it's implied his design was similar on purpose to mislead the fans.
  • Fallen Hero: He considers himself to be this, though he may not actually be. As revealed in Reminiscence*Ryusei Bonfire, he was the former leader of the first Ryuseitai group in the academy before he left the unit.
  • False Friend: He's initially this towards Anzu and Trickstar, hoping to use them against Eichi and Keito as revenge through becoming closer to them. Kuro finds this absolutely reprehensible of him and thankfully he seems to back down from this plan.
  • First-Name Basis: Refers to everyone as "insert given name- san" regardless of his relationship with them.
  • Friendly Enemy: Is this way with Kuro as revealed in The Revolutionary Live That Heralds The Dawn . Despite being on opposing sides due to Madara's plans and having said to have clashed many of times during the war, they have a mutual respect for each other and are fairly friendly, with other characters commenting on how close they seem.
  • Friendly Rivalry: His one-sided (On Mitsuru's side) rivalry eventually grows into this as the year progresses.
  • Genki Boy: Very energetic and cheerful, in his starter sub stories, he seems to just appear and disappear with the same energy he uses to talk to people.
  • The Hedonist: A tamer version and a deconstruction on top of it. He lives for the moment and follows his own whims, saying that he's always out to enjoy himself. However, he takes full advantage of the reputation he's garnered as someone who acts on his own for his self-interests to help with favors for others and not minding the backlash that others fear. Exemplified in Aquarium, where Chiaki cannot get involved in Kanata's disappearance due to a promise to not get into the Shinkai Family's affairs, resorting to Madara for help.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Leo Tsukinaga, whom he considers to be his best friend.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He wants to exact revenge on Eichi for hurting his friends during the war but ultimately ends up becoming increasingly similar to him as his motives and the lengths he'll go through for this are revealed. He does get better over time.
  • In-Series Nickname: If you mush his name together, you get "Mama", which Madara fully embraces the role of. Leo puts his own spin on it by referring to him as "Mikejimama" .
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: It's implied that he has feelings for Anzu. However, because she has complicated feelings about love and he's given the impression she dislikes him, he holds back and doesn't pursue her romantically. He does however, want her to find someone who loves her and would make her happy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Kuro calls him out on this during Revolutionary Live when Madara confesses that he aims to get along with Trickstar and Anzu to use them against Eichi and Keito, even if it means lying to them.
  • Lonely at the Top: One of Madara's dislikes according to his bio is simply "being compared", because he feels isolated for his natural talents, and he gets uncomfortable when Chiaki praises him as better and more deserving to lead Ryuseitai if things were different. He's in Yumenosaki's only solo unit for personal reasons, but he admits making full use of his unit's flexibility in participation for lives because he hates feeling lonely.
  • Lovable Rogue: Souma and Shinobu see him like this, especially since they're more traditional and reserved in mindset, especially compared to Madara. He wreaks havoc and always causes a scene to their dismay, but they do find him likable as a person and he treats them kindly. Over time, Kanata's perception of Madara grows into this as well, and uses the term "Rogue" to refer to Madara with less derision than before.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A male example and a Deconstruction. He's quirky, excitable and boisterous and latches to people in need, as well as his friends. Notably, everyone occasionally finds his actions annoying or intrusive (even characters such as Chiaki, Rei, Kanata and even Leo). He also has no reservations about using less-than-scrupulous methods to get things done for the sake of others.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates the people around him, including Anzu, to further his own gain, particularly to get back at Eichi and Keito "for what they'd done". Though its revealed in The Revolutionary Live Which Heralds the Dawn that he genuinely wants to become a better person.
  • Mama Bear: Seems to be particularly protective of his friends, but especially Leo, going so far as to threaten Eichi should he try to hurt Leo again.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Revolutionary Live, he tells Kuro that if Anzu ever finds out that he was never her childhood friend, she will likely be angry and hate him, which he doesn't mind. When Kuro tells him that Anzu actually feels very guilty for not remembering "their childhood together", is when Madara realizes he went too far with his scheme. To the point that when Kuro requests him to keep up the act that he was Anzu's childhood friend until she figures out one day, Madara accepts.
  • Mysterious Protector: Runway reveals he's secretly helping Anzu with the producer administrations, but prefers not to tell her about this, knowing that Anzu will reject his help and do everything by herself.
  • No Indoor Voice: Noted by other characters to be extremely loud and seems to be fond of shouting.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Will hug anyone without caring that they don't like to be touched. He even puts Chiaki to shame.
  • Nay-Theist: A somewhat different example. While he accepted that his childhood friend Kanata is not a God and wants to dismantle the religion that they’re both tied to, he’s shown in A Dark Night's Passing to believe in a different God as well as the concept of Heaven and Hell, however, he refuses to worship due to believing that God does nothing in life and that people should worry about that sort of thing after death regardless of which afterlife they’re headed to.
  • Not So Different: In The Revolutionary Live Which Heralds The Dawn it's revealed he befriended Anzu for the sake of getting revenge against Eichi. Similarly, in Checkmate Eichi befriended Leo for the sake of ruining Knights. Kuro lampshades this and advises Madara to continue pretending being her childhood friend otherwise she'll react badly if she finds out the truth (like Leo did after finding out Eichi was using him).
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's sometimes noted to be more insightful than his carefree appearance suggests.
  • Odd Friendship: Seems to be developing one with Souma as of the events of Purple Wisterias Of May and Aquarium.
  • Omniglot: Is fluent in several languages, according to Leo.
  • Real Men Cook: Is stated to be good at cooking in the Lots of Monsters☆Sweet Halloween event.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Sports an almost entirely pink outfit for his first single Unit CD, which came out around February.
  • Ship Tease: With Anzu, at times and Kanata.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to approve of Kanata and Chiaki’s relationship and encouraged Chiaki to become a hero in an effort to help Kanata. Despite this, it’s never made explicitly clear that if he sees their relationship as more than a friendship, but roots for them regardless.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: According to the Beasts gacha story, his younger sister is a shut-in who never leaves her room, in contrast to him who is stated to be everywhere, constantly traveling the world in search of fun.
    • It goes even further and played tragically: his sister is bedridden and born with a frail constitution, while Madara is very healthy, but part of why he travels often is because that is how the Shinkai Family punishes him via exile.
  • Stepford Smiler: One of the games more obvious examples.
  • Super Strength: Can notably lift Adonis, who is almost as big as him, with very little effort and is stated by Arashi to always have been good at weightlifting. So far, only Kuro is the only character strong enough to counter him, though he notes that after a few fights together Madara will eventually outclass him.
  • The Gadfly: Admits to be this on purpose toward his peers in The Revolutionary Live Which Heralds The Dawn as he considers it to be a war tactic for his opponent to let their guard down, giving him more of an opportunity to mold their mind. According to Kuro in that same event, he learned this from Rei.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally will refer to himself as "Mama" when speaking to another character, rather than using his normal pronouns.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to his Management mini convo, he loves soba and onigiri as well as foods generally eaten at festivals.
  • Shrouded in Myth: According to Purple Wisteria of May and The Revolutionary Live Which Heralds the Dawn, there are numerous legends surrounding his character, to the point where even whether or not he truly existed was brought into question by the students at one point due to him serving as The Ghost for the academy in his time being overseas until he transferred back.
  • Silent Scapegoat: Takes on the burdens and punishments of his friends. This is one of the reasons Kanata holds a grudge against him, as his doing this lead to the misunderstanding that doomed their friendship in the past.
  • Vigilante Man: A huge part of his character is wanting to bring evil people to justice in his own way. Double Face is formed with Kohaku Oukawa on the basis of this as well.
  • Violently Protective Friend: Seems to give off this vibe, even threatening to harm Eichi should he do anything to Leo and even threatened to hurt anyone that forces Arashi into doing something he doesn't want to do. He's never actually shown inflicting violence on anyone yet, however, despite being implied to have been violent in the past.
    • In A Dark Night's Passing, he involves himself in a mission with Kohaku Oukawa to track down an “evil” producer simply called GFK after finding out that he was manipulating Leo. This results in Madara quite literally launching GFK into an audience of similarly pissed off clients that were screwed over by him.
  • Yakuza: Not Madara himself, but his mother is speculated to be a retired Yakuza member, which he subtly confirms. This would explain, at least in part, where his unconventional idea of justice stems from.
  • You Are What You Hate: Despises and wants revenge on Eichi for hurting the people he cares about but is more like him than he realizes. Even Akira stated that they were similar.

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