Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Umi!!! (3/15)


As it is March 15th in Japan as of the writing of this post, today is Uni Sonoda's Birthday! Umi is a pragmatic and serious girl with a strong will, but is also pretty shy. As a result she tends to avoid being adventurous or trying new things, instead sticking to the 'traditional' method. Joining μ's helped her understand the purpose of trying new things and made her more rounded as a person. While she may be hard on others, she is also shown to be much harder on herself, thus she abhors laziness. Umi is talented in Kendo, Nagauta, archery, calligraphy and traditional dance; she is also a member of the school archery club!

In μ's, Umi is the main lyricist starting with START:DASH!!, and she is the primary trainer until Eli took over that role. Her main color is dark blue and she is the leader of the sub-unit lily white. Happy Birthday Umi-chan!!

Just like with all the μ's character's birthdays, if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).

Top Image: minamixdrops' Pixiv

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Hanamaru!!! (3/4)

It is March 4th today and so I have yet another birthday to present; Today it's Hanamaru Kunikida! Hanamaru is a first year at Uranohoshi Girls' High School. She works at the shrine her family runs, and as a result of being raised in such an old-fashioned atmosphere she knows next to nothing about modern technology including television and the Internet. She likes to read books during her free time and she helps out at the school library. Hanamaru has also been known the be quite self-deprecating, often calling herself 'neither cute nor interesting' and this is the reason why she felt she was not a good fit for a school idol. She decided to become one anyway to support her best friend Ruby in her endeavors as well as being encouraged by the story of Rin Hoshizora who had similar feelings. Hanamaru has a unique vocal tic and dialect, ending her sentences with 'zura' and using 'ora' as a first-person pronoun.

Hanamaru is part of the sub-group AZALEA and her image color is yellow. As an aside Hanamaru is also my favorite Aqours group member.

Just like with all the other Love Live character birthdays', if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).
 Top Image Credit: とみを Pixiv

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Kanan!!! (2/10)


As of this post, it is February 10th in Japan, and thus it is Kanan Matsuura's Birthday! Kanan is a third year student at Uranohoushi Girls' High School who lives with her grandfather on the offshore island of Awashima, where she helps run a diving store. While this results in her having trouble attending classes, she loves being able to see the dazzling sun and blue skies while surrounded by nature. She goes running on a daily basis and she also enjoys swimming and astrological observation. She is talented in diving, and ship handling due to her job.

In addition to Aqours, Kanan is part of the sub group AZALEA and her image color is green,

Just like with all the other Love Live character birthdays', if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).

Top Image Credit: はづき Pixiv

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Hanayo!!! (1/17)


Today January 17th, is Hanayo Koizumi's Birthday! Hanayo, called Kayo-chin by Rin, is the quiet and shy member of the group. As a result she doesn't speak up that much; but when you speak to her about her favorite topics like idols or rice, she can become quite enthusiastic, and will often be very outspoken on those topics. She is also interested in origami and drawing, and she takes care of the school's alpacas. She belongs to the sub-unit Printemps and her main color is green.

Happy Birthday Kayo-chin!!!!

Just like with all the μ's character's birthdays, if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).

Image Credit: @ton_tokoto on Twitter

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017 + Happy Birthday Dia Kurosawa!!!! (1/1)


First of all, I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I know 2016 has been a very tough year, full of all kinds of political issues, unending wars and the deaths of a lot of beloved people; With the start of 2017, maybe we can close the book on those sad times and look toward the future with hope and happiness.

January 1st is also the birthday of Dia Kurosawa! Dia is a third year student at Uranohoshi Girl's High School and the current Student Council President. Dia is a very proud perfectionist, and cannot tolerate a sloppy or poorly done job on anything, even going so far as to lecture others on things such as unorthodox kanji readings. On top of that, she speaks in a very formal and refined style of Japanese. While she likes and enjoys school idols, she was very hesitant to become one and refused to join when asked; she even thought that her younger sister Ruby is being 'held hostage' by the members of Aqours. She eventually caved when she lost a match against Chika and joined Aqours. She also belongs to the sub-unit AZALEA. Dia is skilled in playing the Yamagoto, along with singing and Kitsuke (The art of wearing kimonos) and her hobbies are watching movies and reading.

Just like with the μ's character's birthdays, if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).

Top Image Credit: とみを Pixiv

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Rin!!! (11/1)

Today, November 1st in Japan, is the birthday of Rin Hoshizora! Rin is the tomboy of the group and she excels at sports, especially hurdling, basketball and, football (soccer); being athletically fit, she makes an excellent dancer as well. She is very hardworking and full of energy, always leading the group's practise sessions. Unfortunately, she is not very good academically, being labeled as a member of the San Baka or Three Idiots. When she was little, boys teased her for not dressing like a girl, so she has had a complex about her appearance that she is trying to overcome with the help of her fellow μ's members. She also likes to speak like a cat, ending sentences with nya~, and sometimes even dressing like a cat. She also has a very odd but extremely strong sense of smell.

Happy Birthday Rin!!

If you play School Idol Festival, log in today to get 5 Loveca stones. (Love Gems in the International version)

Top Image Credit: Marshall's Pixiv

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Murasaki!! (10/26)


As the 26th rolls around once again, It is time to celebrate the birthday of my favorite Senran Kagura character: Murasaki <3

Murasaki is first introduced in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and is associated with Hebijo Academy. She lacks basic social skills and avoids contact with people, to the point where she is the only truant student in the school's history. She mostly stays in her room reading online novels, playing video games or watching anime with her stuffed bear Bebeby. She has a very cynical outlook on life, and tends to interpret everything negatively. In battle Murasaki uses Shurikens that are woven in her hair as well as emit waves of energy due to her 'Root of Calamity' ability. She also has the strange ability to sniff information about another person's inner character. Lastly, she also sports the largest chest in the series at 105 cm.

I first fell in love with her, after finishing her backstory in Shinovi Versus (Play the game, it's really fun, you can get it on Steam here.) and I've been a fan ever since. I believe the poor thing needs a long hug, and maybe, just maybe she can face both her inner and outer demons head on.

Happy Birthday Murasaki!!!

If you're interested, get more info on her HERE!!
Video of her in action below! Taken from Estival Versus PS4 version.
Top Image Credit: 壱龍つみき Pixiv