Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Mari!! (6/13)


Today is June 13th in Japan, so I'm back again with another birthday! This time it is the Aqours member, Ohara Mari! Mari is a third year student and Chairwoman at Uranohoshi Girls' High School who has a Italian-American Father and Japanese Mother. She speaks with a accent and will often pepper English into her sentences. While she doesn't feel she's suited to be an idol, she is very cheerful and prefers to solve problems by herself. She works as the composer for Aqours, and for hobbies, she enjoys sports and horseback riding. Her favorite genre of music is industrial metal. Her blood type is AB and her height is 163cm. In addition to Aqours, she is also a member of the sub-unit Guilty Kiss and her image color is purple. Interestingly, like Nozomi in μ's, Mari has a tendency to grab the other girls breasts as either a greeting or when they are misbehaving. Finally Mari is childhood friends with Matsuura Kanan and Kurosawa Dia since elementary school.

Happy Birthday Mari-chan!!

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: こーえんじうむ Pixiv

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Non-tan!!!! (6/9)


Today in Japan is June 9th, and thus it is the lovely Toujou Nozomi's Birthday. Nozomi is considered to be the big sister of the group and always tries to keep the group's spirits up or give them advice as she has an all-knowing vibe about her. She loves anything spiritual and is always on the lookout for 'power spots' and charms in addition to taking an interest in Fortune telling and Tarot. She works part-time at the local shrine and likes to take naps. In addition she is sometimes very perverted, often groping the other girls chests, especially if they are misbehaving. She is Eli's best friend and the two have been together since freshman year. Nozomi's image color is purple and she is a member of the sub unit lily white.

Happy Birthday Non-tan!!

If you haven't watched Love Live already, you can watch it on Crunchyroll!

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 Credit: こーえんじうむ Pixiv

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy (Late) Birthday Maki!!!! (4/19)


Unfortunately I was very late on getting this one out, but back on April 19th it was Maki Nishikino's Birthday! (Sorry Maki-chan!!) Maki is the tsundere of the group and she has a hard time expressing her true feelings, in addition to being quite stubborn. While she was usually a loner, after joining μ's, she learned to be more open and personable. She is blessed with a lot of talent in music including playing the piano and singing, and is the vocal coach of the group. She also enjoys Photography and Stargazing. Due to her beliefs, she often comes into conflict with Nico Yazawa. (Which dojin authors are more than happy to use for Yuri material.) She also comes from a very wealthy background and her family owns a beach house. Finally her blood Type is AB, her image color is red, and she is a member of the sub unit BiBi.

Happy (late) Birthday Maki!!!

Although its not available anymore, here is the notification banner for Maki's Birthday on School Idol Festival.

Top Image Credit: 皇ハマオ Pixiv

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Birthday You!!! (4/17)

Heh, It's been a while!. I know I've really been neglecting this blog lately as real life issues keep getting in the way. I also haven't posted either of my anime lists for last season and this current one. If you want to keep up with the anime airing this season I suggest getting a MAL account. I'll add a link to my own here so you can see what I am watching. Anyway, let's move on to the real reason for this post....
As we wave goodbye to μ's with the final live event and the group's last single, we start to take a look at Aqours, the school idol unit that is the focus of the new multimedia franchise Love Live! Sunshine!!
Since today is April 17th, it's Watanabe You's Birthday! You is a cheerful energetic girl whose father captains a ferry; she wants to someday do the same thing too. She is very athletic and does a lot of weight training and running, but what she really excels at is diving. She is so good at diving that she qualifies to be on the national team. Her blood type is AB and her height is 157cm. As today, April 17th, is You's birthday, Happy Birthday You!

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: Miloku's Pixiv

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