The character sheet for Love Live! School Idol Festival.
PERFECT Dream Project
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.
- Image Color: Pastel YellowGrade: First YearBirthday: January 23Height: 155cmThree Sizes: B76/W55/H79Symbol: CrownVoiced 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.
- Image Color: RedGrade: Second YearBirthday: August 8Height: 154cmThree Sizes: B83/W56/H81Symbol: MicrophoneVoiced 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.
- Image Color: Royal BlueGrade: Third YearBirthday: June 29Height: 167cmThree Sizes: B88/W57/H89Symbol: StilettoVoiced 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.
- Image Color: OrangeGrade: Second YearBirthday: May 30Height: 163cmThree Sizes: B84/W53/H86Symbol: Hi-fiveVoiced 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.
- Image Color: Light PinkGrade: Second YearBirthday: March 1Height: 159cmThree Sizes: B82/W58/H84Symbol: BowVoiced 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.
- Image Color: WhiteGrade: First YearBirthday: November 13Height: 149cmThree Sizes: B71/W52/H75Symbol: 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.
- Image Color: VioletGrade: Third YearBirthday: December 16Height: 158cmThree Sizes: B85/W60/H86Hobby: Playing with her little sisterSymbol: SheepVoiced 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.
- Image Color: Light BlueGrade: First YearBirthday: April 3Height: 157cmThree Sizes: B80/W58/H83Hobby: Going to the theaterSymbol: RaindropsVoiced 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.
- Hair Decorations: She typically wears a bow on the back of her head.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Fitting, considering that Shizuku looks very innocent and adorable on most◊ of◊ her◊ cards◊.
- Rapunzel Hair: Goes down to her lower back.
- Tsundere: Often teased by her friend because of this.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Pretty, soft-spoken, with long, lustrous hair, as stated by her pitch.
- Image Color: Light GreenGrade: Third YearBirthday: February 5Height: 166cmThree Sizes: B92/W61/H88Hobby: QuiltingSymbol: BreadVoiced 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.
- Ascended Extra: Kanata Konoe, Shizuku Osaka and Emma Verde were voted by readers to become part of PDP.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Some of the girls have their fans, which could lead to the Ascended Extra scenario above.
- Living Prop: They're essentially background/filler characters at best.
See "PERFECT Dream Project".
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: April 20Height: 161cmHobby: Changes Weekly
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: August 30Height: 163cmHobby: Volunteering at the Day Care Center
- Team Mom: Her mother runs a nursery school; she helps there in her spare time.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: September 30Height: 153cmHobby: Reading
- Bookworm: Her hobbies are reading and calligraphy.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: March 8Height: 154cmHobby: Making Candy
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: November 15Height: 158cmHobby: Horseback Riding
- Grade: First YearBirthday: September 3Height: 156cmHobby: Exploring Ruins
- Chuunibyou: Calls herself The Wizard of the Abyss and denies her name is Sachiko.
- Cute Witch: Or so she claims.
- Mystical White Hair
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: July 20Height: 160cmHobby: People Watching
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: May 15Height: 165cmHobby: Classic Guitar
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: March 7Height: 163cmHobby: Having Interests
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: February 9Height: 150cmHobby: Creating Characters
- Grade: First YearBirthday: July 7Height: 157cmHobby: 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.
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: October 30Height: 160cmHobby: 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".
- Grade: First YearBirthday: May 5Height: 158cmHobby: Sewing
- Genki Girl: She is a cheerleader and is always cheering for something or someone.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: March 25Height: 152cmHobby: 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."
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: June 16Height: 155cmHobby: Fashion
- Grade: First YearBirthday: February 18Height: 159cmHobby: Taking Walks
- Action Girl: She's a competitive swimmer, and also goes out running every morning.
- Meaningful Name: Iruka means "dolphin" in Japanese.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: September 20Height: 156cmHobby: 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◊.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: June 2Height: 155cmHobby: Volunteer Work
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in big, pink pigtails.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's a sweet girl who wants to help as many people as she can.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: August 20Height: 160cmHobby: Nothing in Particular
- Small Name, Big Ego: She thinks she's God's gift to school idols. She's really not.
- Tsundere: Just look◊ at her!
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: January 21Height: 161cmHobby: Cat's Cradle (Which she just learned)
- Anime Catholicism: Apparently, nobody has ever told her that you have to go to college to become a nun.
- Nuns Are Mikos: The likely explanation for the above.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A sweet blonde who just wants to make people happy.
- Meaningful Name: Christina.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: January 7Height: 159cmHobby: Reading Essays
- Hot Scientist: Rika's gimmick. Who else would wear a labcoat over a swimsuit?
See "PERFECT Dream Project".
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: November 11Height: 154cmHobby: Helping my Big Sister
- All Work vs. All Play: The Work to Haruka's Play.
- Family Theme Naming: "Haruka kanata" means "faraway."
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: December 12Height: 161cmHobby: Cosplay
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: October 20Height: 167cmHobby: Basketball
- Grade: First YearBirthday: December 24Height: 164cmHobby: Collecting Accessories
- Grade: First YearBirthday: March 20Height: 151cmHobby: Taking Care of Gyoro
- The Glasses Gotta Go: In her idolized forms.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: With spirals, when she's unidolized.
- Ventriloquism: Her chameleon, Gyoro-chan, is the dummy.
- Verbal Tic: Ends all her sentences with -gyoro when she's speaking Gyoro-chan's lines.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: June 15Height: 163cmHobby: Playing with Tarou
- All Girls Like Ponies: Has a horse named Tarou.
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: April 7Height: 167cmHobby: Collecting Stuffed Animals
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: July 10Height: 168cmHobby: Embroidery
- Miko: She works at a shrine.
- Meaningful Name: Tsurugi means "sword," and she's often carrying around a kendo sword.
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: May 6Height: 168cmHobby: Guitar
- Bifauxnen: She's often cast as a man against her friend (and implied girlfriend) Koyuki.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Koyuki's Girly Girl.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: April 17Height: 158cmHobby: Photography
- Grade: First YearBirthday: August 12Height: 162cmHobby: Staying Active
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: April 2Height: 158cmHobby: Reading Aloud
- Grade: First YearBirthday: February 23Height: 147cmHobby: Ballet, Making Mascots
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Ryou's Tomboy.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: July 14Height: 162cmHobby: Cool Encounters
- Buxom Is Better: Has the biggest bust size in the game, and likes to show◊ them◊ off◊ on her cards. Warning: Some cards may be overly sexualized.
- Marshmallow Hell: Loves giving hugs. And given her figure, this usually happens.
- Spell My Name with an "S": On the cards it's spelled as Chiduko, but the kanji is said as "Chizuko".
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: June 6Height: 167cmHobby: Encounters with my Rivals
- Blood Knight: Played for laughs. Hitomi acts like a Shōnen character, and as part of the Disciplinary Committee, believes that the best way to enforce rules is through raw strength.
- Japanese Delinquents: At least dresses the part.
- Punny Name: Her name sounds like "Hit me".
- Shout-Out: Resembles a female version of Jotaro Kujo.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: November 5Height: 147cmHobby: 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.
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: August 10Height: 164cmHobby: Repairing Bikes
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: July 21Height: 158cmHobby: Dance
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: April 22Height: 163cmHobby: 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.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: April 4Height: 162cmHobby: Collecting Dolls
- Alliterative Family: Sakuya and Sakura Kurobane.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible sister to Sakuya.
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: September 9Height: 160cmHobby: Checking Out Overseas Media
- Alliterative Family: Sakuya and Sakura Kurobane.
- Chuunibyou: Talking about fighting "The Organisation".
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish sister to Sakura.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: January 25Height: 148cmHobby: Robotics
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: August 16Height: 151cmHobby: 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.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: March 3Height: 158cmHobby: Karaoke
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: November 14Height: 167cmHobby: Visiting Temples
- Occidental Otaku: She's so much of one that she up and moved to Japan.
- Grade: Third YearBirthday: November 16Height: 162cmHobby: Working Out
- Grade: First YearBirthday: August 6Height: 163cmHobby: Flamenco
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: June 18Height: 157cmHobby: Yoga
- The Ingenue: Sweet, gentle, and adorable.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mild curry rice. Her excuse for coming to Japan was so she could eat it more often.
- Grade: First YearBirthday: February 8Height: 154cmHobby: Eating Out
- Anime Chinese Girl: Stock Foreign Name, stock cultural dress, twin buns, bouncy and outgoing, always talking about Chinese food... yeah.
Emma VerdeSee "PERFECT Dream Project".
- Grade: Second YearBirthday: May 12Height: 165cmHobby: 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.