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PERFECT Dream Project
A new generation of school idols

A group of nine school idols from Nijigasaki Academy. Unlike their counterpart groups µ's and Aqours, the idols of PERFECT Dream Project do not form one cohesive group and instead compete with each other. The girls of PERFECT Dream Project are split into "groupings"note  of three girls each based on real-world online apps and news services that provide information on this project.

PERFECT Dream Project originally appeared in Love Live! School Idol Festival and are featured alongside µ's and Aqours in Love Live! School idol festival ALL STARS.

    Dengeki Online 

Kasumi Nakasu
Image Color: Pastel Yellow
Grade: First Year
Birthday: January 23
Height: 155cm
Three Sizes: B76/W55/H79
Symbol: Crown
Voiced by: Mayu Sagara

A first year from Nijigasaki Academy. It has always been her dream to become a school idol, so her love for school idols is unrivaled. With the goal to dominate and become number one, she's a pretty sore loser when she comes anything other than first place, even to the point of sabotage or cheating.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Nijigasaki Halloween Drama is all about her trying to play pranks on the rest of the girls, only for her to end up being the target of a prank by everyone else. The Dengeki 4komas also have her trying to prank Setsuna and Karin and her attempts backfiring all of the time.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Hates being called "Kasukasu". note 
  • The Fake Cutie: What she wants you to think of her, given that she thinks idol rivals are supposed to be mean and cruel with each other.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Describes herself like a mischievous and cruel idol archetype. She's actually caring and sweet with the rest of the Nijigasaki girls.
  • Poke the Poodle: What her brand of "evil plans" usually amounts to.
  • The Prankster: Kasumi really enjoy to play pranks at other members. Too bad all of them end up backfiring.
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to herself as "Kasumin".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Like Honoka, she seems to have a thing for bread. She likes to bake it as a hobby and accidentally reveals that she places hot dog buns in other idols' shoes.

Setsuna Yuki
Image Color: Red
Grade: Second Year
Birthday: August 8
Height: 154cm
Three Sizes: B83/W56/H81
Symbol: Microphone
Voiced by: Tomori Kusunoki

An unknown force within Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club, Setsuna is described as a "legendary idol", with actual idol experiences before even joining the club. She says it felt like fate has called when she first saw school idols, that is why she became one. She has an energetic smile and her performance is distinctive.
  • The Ace: Described as a legendary idol, she leads the Nijigasaki Academy girls thanks to her experience in dancing, singing and everything idol-like.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Setsuna has a blue and red tie and wears one blue and one red stocking.
  • Mysterious Past: Before joining Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club, she's been doing idol stuffs alone because of certain circumstances.
  • Lethal Chef: Implied. She enjoys cooking, but nobody has ever told her how her food tastes. She has been told, though, that her food arrangement is "a bit too original"...
  • Limited Wardrobe: Unlike most characters in the franchise, who at least have a school uniform, Setsuna is almost permanently in an idol outfit. This plays into the in-universe rumor that she might not actually be a student.
  • Otaku: Likes video games, animes and of course, her most powerful obsession are idols.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her lower back.
  • The Spook: Unlike any of the other characters in the franchise, Setsuna's information is relatively secret; in her character pitch, her idol type is explicitly never revealed, and in-universe, there's a rumor going around saying that no one has actually seen her attend school.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Given she has the appearance of a cheery pop idol and seems to behave like one, many fans were expecting her to have a high, poppy voice to match. So it came as a shock when the sample for her solo, "Chase", released and it was discovered that her vocal range of choice is similar to Yoshiko's "Yohane" voice.

Karin Asaka
Image Color: Royal Blue
Grade: Third Year
Birthday: June 29
Height: 167cm
Three Sizes: B88/W57/H89
Symbol: Stiletto
Voiced by: Miyu Kubota

A third year from Nijigasaki Academy, Karin want to become a school idol to boost her self confidence. Karin is very mature and gives off a rather seductive vibe. She often tries to tease her underclassmen, or teach them how to be sexy and cool like her... although it can backfire when they begin to show her lots of attention or respond purely, and she become embarrassed afterwards.

Karin is Emma's roommate at Nijigasaki Academy dorms.

  • Cool Big Sis: Between Kasumi, Setsuna and herself, Karin is the big sister figure.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has dark blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Distinguishing Mark: She has 3 neatly arranged moles near her left clavicle.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Invoked. Karin's pitch introduces her as a "sexy" type idol who wants to enthrall audiences with her body. She has a rather mature design that makes her appear five years older than she actually is, and her idol costume appears to be somewhat more provocative in design than normal.
  • The Tease: She really likes to tease her underclassmen. She also want to give a "veeeery stimulating" show to everyone watching her.

    Famitsu App 

Ai Miyashita
Image Color: Orange
Grade: Second Year
Birthday: May 30
Height: 163cm
Three Sizes: B84/W53/H86
Symbol: Hi-five
Voiced by: Natsumi Murakami

An energetic second year in Nijigasaki Academy. She "stumbled" into school idol scene after a friend asked if she wants to. As a person who's always willing to help, she has a lot of friends. Besides that, Ai likes to make puns. She's actually an honor student, with high grades and also athletic.
  • For Happiness: Her main objective as an idol. She wants everyone to have fun, laugh and be happy with her performance.
  • Engrish: Interjects a lot of English phrases in her song and conversations.
  • Gyaru Girl: Has the looks and aesthetic of a kogal, and at one point, Ayumu also has a dream where Ai becomes a ganguro. However, she subverts the stereotypical personality of the trope in that she's actually an honor student and has a rather dorky sense of humor.
  • Genki Girl: Is very friendly, excitable, and energetic.
  • Pungeon Master: Puts a lot of puns into her speech.
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to herself as "Ai-san".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Nukazuke, a Japanese form of pickled vegetables. She particularly likes her grandmother's nukazuke.

Ayumu Uehara
Image Color: Light Pink
Grade: Second Year
Birthday: March 1
Height: 159cm
Three Sizes: B82/W58/H84
Symbol: Bow
Voiced by: Aguri Onishi

A second year with somewhat low self-esteem. Nonetheless, she becomes a school idol to fulfill her promise to a dear friend. Although hardworking and puts her everything into what she does, she is rather petty, passive-aggressive and always seeks validation from others around her. But deep down, she's a nice person and does whatever she can to succeed. She can also be rather clumsy at times.
  • Adorkable: Somewhat shy, has low self-esteem, but is also very cute and hardworking.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Often fails at idol activities and beats herself up for those failures.
  • Demonic Possession: In one 4-koma, it's revealed that her bitter attitude and generally Jerkass behavior towards Rina is the result of being possessed by an evil spirit. She is instantly exorcised by Nozomi (referred to as "a passing shrine maiden") and returns to normal.
  • The Determinator: Implied. She is determined to accomplish her dream to become a school idol, one step at a time.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She's very hardworking, but always seeks approval from others.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her desire to be a school idol and bring smiles to everyone, coupled with her self-deprecation and self-esteem issues make clear she is this.
  • The Leader: Played With. The Nijigasaki HS Idol Club doesn't have a leader per se, given that they are 9 idols competing with each other. However, Ayumu usually takes the lead in promotional material, Tokimeki Runners gives her 5 solo lines instead of 2 like the others, and she is lumped with Honoka and Chika in All-Stars material as the Nijigasaki representative.
  • Otaku: Likes videogames, in particular Pokémon.
  • Self-Deprecation: Considers her looks "ordinary", thinks she can't dance or sing as well as the other girls, and is oblivious to her own talents.

Rina Tennoji
Image Color: White
Grade: First Year
Birthday: November 13
Height: 149cm
Three Sizes: B71/W52/H75
Symbol: Wi-fi with cat ears (?)
Voiced by: Chiemi Tanaka

An eccentric first year that was invited to become a school idol by Ayumu's friend. Rina is a shy girl who does not like showing emotions on her face. She hides her face, usually with "Rina-chan board", a whiteboard with a marker drawing of a facial expression on it, although she switches it to a digital board when she's on performance. She is energetic only when she has the "Rina-chan Board" on, and is antisocial otherwise, which is why she never takes it off.
  • Cool Mask: While she does redraw facial expressions on items that cover her face, like her whiteboard and a notebook, one of the costumes revealed for School Idol Festival All-Stars uses a digital pixel mask for Rina. These items can be seen in artwork on this page.
  • Expressive Mask: Her digital pixel board somehow manages to change expressions in less than a second, as if reading her actual emotions.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Manages to build a drone for the Tokimeki Runners PV and is seen fidgeting with her digital Rina-chan board in the 4komas and PV.
  • The Faceless: Always hides her face behind doodles of facial expressions on a whiteboard, or behind a Cool Mask when she's performing. When she isn't holding something in front of her face, she'll be facing away from the camera so the audience won't see what she looks like.
  • Shrinking Violet: She feels too ashamed to show her true face in fear of coming across as antisocial.

    School idol festival 
The girls of the School idol festival group originated as Normal Rarity cards in Love Live! School Idol Festival before being promoted to PERFECT Dream Project idols following a popularity vote.

Kanata Konoe
Image Color: Violet
Grade: Third Year
Birthday: December 16
Height: 158cm
Three Sizes: B85/W60/H86
Hobby: Playing with her little sister
Symbol: Sheep
Voiced by: Akari Kitou

She formerly attended Shinonome Institute before she began going to Nijigasaki Academy. She forms a pair with her polar opposite sister, Haruka. Though she always seems sleepy, Kanata is deeply passionate about looking after her younger sister Haruka and sleeping. She sometimes dozes off when people are talking to her.

She's a member of Health Committee, alongside School Idol Club.

  • All Work vs. All Play: The Play to her sister Haruka's Work.
  • Cool Big Sis: Only in front of her sister (although Haruka is conspicuously absent from PDP materials).
  • Family Theme Naming: "Haruka kanata" means "faraway."
  • Lazy Bum: Slacks off whenever she can and ditches class with the excuse that she needs to go help at the nurse's office.
  • Sleepyhead: She is usually of a sleepy demeanor and speaks with a drowsy, lulling voice. Emma's thighs is her favorite pillow.
  • Supreme Chef: Kanata is a very good cook and her dishes are often well-received.

Shizuku Osaka
Image Color: Light Blue
Grade: First Year
Birthday: April 3
Height: 157cm
Three Sizes: B80/W58/H83
Hobby: Going to the theater
Symbol: Raindrops
Voiced by: Kaori Maeda

She previously attended Seiran High School before being admitted into Nijigasaki Academy to join the other eight members of PDP. She is a level-headed honor student and considered a traditional Japanese beauty. Due to her responsible nature, Shizuku is also inclined to taking on too much responsibility for herself.

Alongside School Idol Club, she's on Theater Club.

Emma Verde
Image Color: Light Green
Grade: Third Year
Birthday: February 5
Height: 166cm
Three Sizes: B92/W61/H88
Hobby: Quilting
Symbol: Bread
Voiced by: Maria Sashide

Emma is from Switzerland and used to attend Y.G. International Academy before being admitted into Nijigasaki Academy. She used an Italian word "buono" (meaning "good") when introducing herself, which indicates that she is from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.

Emma is Karin's roommate at Nijigasaki Academy dorms.

  • Buxom Is Better: Has an even larger bust than Nozomi.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: She's the only non-Japanese member of PDP, and she has the largest bust by quite a bit.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She has eight younger siblings.
  • Nature Lover: As someone who grew up in Switzerland, she has always been fascinated with forests and nature.
  • Only One Name: Subverted. She was originally known only as Emma before her full name was revealed in September 2017 as part of the Perfect Dream Project.
  • Youthful Freckles: Visible on her face.

School idol festival characters

These characters make up the Normal Rarity cards of the game.

    Seiran High School 

Shizuku Osaka

See "PERFECT Dream Project".

Marika Ichinose

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: April 20
Height: 161cm
Hobby: Changes Weekly

Minami Nagayama

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: August 30
Height: 163cm
Hobby: Volunteering at the Day Care Center

  • Team Mom: Her mother runs a nursery school; she helps there in her spare time.

Aya Sugisaki

Grade: First Year
Birthday: September 30
Height: 153cm
Hobby: Reading

  • Bookworm: Her hobbies are reading and calligraphy.

Ayumi Torii

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: March 8
Height: 154cm
Hobby: Making Candy

Seira Kujou

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: November 15
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Horseback Riding

Sachiko Tanaka

Grade: First Year
Birthday: September 3
Height: 156cm
Hobby: Exploring Ruins

Akiru Shinomiya

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: July 20
Height: 160cm
Hobby: People Watching

Yumi Fujishiro

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: May 15
Height: 165cm
Hobby: Classic Guitar


    Chitose Bridge High School 

Nanaka Morishima

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: March 7
Height: 163cm
Hobby: Having Interests

Nagi Shiraki

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: February 9
Height: 150cm
Hobby: Creating Characters

Yuu Aizawa

Grade: First Year
Birthday: July 7
Height: 157cm
Hobby: Taking Naps
  • The Quiet One: Most of her menu screen quotes are just things she's thinking, and not actually saying out loud. Even in most of her side stories she doesn't talk that much.
  • Sleepyhead: Her hobby is taking naps.

Akemi Kikuchi

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: October 30
Height: 160cm
Hobby: Daydreaming
  • Camera Fiend: She's trying to take a picture in 80% of her cards, and her costumes fall under the theme of "people likely to hold cameras".

Saki Shimozono

Grade: First Year
Birthday: May 5
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Sewing
  • Genki Girl: She is a cheerleader and is always cheering for something or someone.

Ruu Tatara

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: March 25
Height: 152cm
Hobby: Watching Sports
  • Hime Cut: Wears her hair like this.
  • I Am Not Pretty: She considers herself plain, and not good at standing out.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hina Arare. note  She eats them as comfort food after a bad performance, and keeps a large stash that she claims are for "business purposes."

Reine Saeki

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: June 16
Height: 155cm
Hobby: Fashion

Iruka Suda

Grade: First Year
Birthday: February 18
Height: 159cm
Hobby: Taking Walks
  • Action Girl: She's a competitive swimmer, and also goes out running every morning.
  • Meaningful Name: Iruka means "dolphin" in Japanese.

Fumie Nishimura

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: September 20
Height: 156cm
Hobby: Watching Anime
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Otaku: She's obsessed with anime and manga. Reine says it's easier to understand her when she doesn't try to explain things, because her examples always involve anime.
  • She's Got Legs: As displayed on her idolized Smile card, shown here.

    Shinonome Academy 

Coco Miyashita

Grade: First Year
Birthday: June 2
Height: 155cm
Hobby: Volunteer Work

Sana Yuuki

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: August 20
Height: 160cm
Hobby: Nothing in Particular


Grade: Third Year
Birthday: January 21
Height: 161cm
Hobby: Cat's Cradle (Which she just learned)

Rika Kamiya

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: January 7
Height: 159cm
Hobby: Reading Essays

  • Hot Scientist: Rika's gimmick. Who else would wear a labcoat over a swimsuit?

Kanata Konoe

See "PERFECT Dream Project".

Haruka Konoe

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: November 11
Height: 154cm
Hobby: Helping my Big Sister

Kasane Hasekura

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: December 12
Height: 161cm
Hobby: Cosplay

Mizuki Kikkawa

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: October 20
Height: 167cm
Hobby: Basketball

Yuuri Midou

Grade: First Year
Birthday: December 24
Height: 164cm
Hobby: Collecting Accessories

    Touou Academy 

Fumi Shitara

Grade: First Year
Birthday: March 20
Height: 151cm
Hobby: Taking Care of Gyoro

Shun Kurosaki

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: June 15
Height: 163cm
Hobby: Playing with Tarou

Misaki Shidou

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: April 7
Height: 167cm
Hobby: Collecting Stuffed Animals

Tsurugi Kadota

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: July 10
Height: 168cm
Hobby: Embroidery
  • Miko: She works at a shrine.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsurugi means "sword," and she's often carrying around a kendo sword.

Ryou Aikawa

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: May 6
Height: 168cm
Hobby: Guitar

Himeno Ayanokouji

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: April 17
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Photography

Fuu Saiki

Grade: First Year
Birthday: August 12
Height: 162cm
Hobby: Staying Active

Yuuka Kirihara

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: April 2
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Reading Aloud

Koyuki Shirase

Grade: First Year
Birthday: February 23
Height: 147cm
Hobby: Ballet, Making Mascots

    Shion Girls Academy 

Chizuko Sakamaki

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: July 14
Height: 162cm
Hobby: Cool Encounters

Hitomi Shiga

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: June 6
Height: 167cm
Hobby: Encounters with my Rivals

Mikoto Fukuhara

Grade: First Year
Birthday: November 5
Height: 147cm
Hobby: I Don't Have Time for Hobbies
  • Only Sane Woman: In the Disciplinary Committee. Rather than doing her job, she actually has to spend more time keeping Chizuko and Hitomi from hugging/fighting too many people.

Akira Kizaki

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: August 10
Height: 164cm
Hobby: Repairing Bikes

Yuka Tsukishima

Grade: Second Year
Birthday: July 21
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Dance
  • Shout-Out: On her un-idolized Pure card, she holds a cat that resembles the internet meme Longcat.

Sayuri Hyoudou

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: April 22
Height: 163cm
Hobby: Survival Games
  • Gamer Chick: A fan of survival games and, if her initial card is any indication, first-person shooters.
  • Shout-Out: Holds two P90s from Counter-Strike on her default card.

Sakura Kurobane

Grade: First Year
Birthday: April 4
Height: 162cm
Hobby: Collecting Dolls

Sakuya Kurobane

Grade: Third Year
Birthday: September 9
Height: 160cm
Hobby: Checking Out Overseas Media

Mutsuki Tamagahara

Grade: First Year
Birthday: January 25
Height: 148cm
Hobby: Robotics

    Y.G. International Academy 


Grade: Second Year
Birthday: August 16
Height: 151cm
Hobby: Full Sprinting
  • Funny Foreigner: Practically the entire school is this, but Leo thinks cars are evil and Yukari says she shouldn't be left alone.

Yukari Saotome

Grade: First Year
Birthday: March 3
Height: 158cm
Hobby: Karaoke


Grade: Second Year
Birthday: November 14
Height: 167cm
Hobby: Visiting Temples


Grade: Third Year
Birthday: November 16
Height: 162cm
Hobby: Working Out


Grade: First Year
Birthday: August 6
Height: 163cm
Hobby: Flamenco


Grade: Second Year
Birthday: June 18
Height: 157cm
Hobby: Yoga


Grade: First Year
Birthday: February 8
Height: 154cm
Hobby: Eating Out

Emma Verde

See "PERFECT Dream Project".


Grade: Second Year
Birthday: May 12
Height: 165cm
Hobby: Helping Others
  • Eagleland: Implied that she comes from Type 2, at least as far as guns are concerned. In TenFes 37 she freaks out at the sight of Sayuri's fake guns because, as Sayuri notes, Jennifer is used to the real thing.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: A busty, outgoing blonde American who becomes embarrassed and meek when she likes someone. Lampshaded in TenFes 43 as "twin hills from overseas". Saki is not amused.

Alternative Title(s): Love Live School Idol Festival All Stars


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