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From the 2020 fall anime “Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doujyoukai”, we’re featuring one of the Nijigasaki members, Ayumu Uehara!
She’s been very active in the anime, but she’s actually the first member of the Love Live series to have that attribute! Here’s a thorough explanation of what that is!
Ayumu Uehara Character Overview
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A female character from “Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Club”.
She is a second-year student in the regular department of Nijigasaki Gakuen, and stands 159cm tall with three sizes: B82, W58, and H84.
When wearing her school uniform, she wears a cardigan.
She wears her medium-length hair in a half-updo, with the right side of her hair in a braid and chignon.
Her bangs are patted down and swept to the left.
Known by the abbreviation “Squasta,” she is a member of the game app “Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS”, she was invited by the player (you) to become a school idol and joined the Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Club.
She joins the school idol club of Nijigasaki Gakuen and works as an idol with the other members.
She has a reserved and quiet personality that makes it difficult for her to express her own opinions, but she also has firm beliefs and is a hard worker who works diligently to achieve them.
She is known for her high level of feminine power, and has many hobbies such as cooking, knitting, and making accessories, but her skills are not so overwhelming that they can be called specialties.
She’s just an ordinary girl, just like a school idol.
She likes cute things and fancy pink clothes, but it seems that she thought she would outgrow those hobbies when she got older.
However, she reconsidered that she should be honest about what she likes, and she can now clearly say that she likes what she likes.
Her image color is “light pink”.
She is a member of the three-member unit “A・ZU・NA” with fellow Nijigasaki member Setsuna Yuuki, a second-year student, and Shizuku Ousaka, a first-year student.
She is the main character in the four-frame manga (Famitsu version) by Chobora Unyopomi that was serialized in Famitsu App. She is usually serious like other media, but once the switch is turned on, her character collapses and she starts acting strangely.
The voice actress is Aguri Onishi.
The first childhood friend and yandere character in the history of Love Live
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There are two “firsts in the history of Love Live” in Ayumu.
The first is that she is the first character in the series to be a childhood friend.
The members of the series have known each other since childhood, such as Honoka, Kotori, and Umi of μ’s and Chika and Yoh of Aqours, but Ayumu is different from them.
She is the protagonist’s childhood friend.
The story progresses through conversations between the idols and the main character, a.k.a. “You-chan,” who is the female protagonist in galge and otome games where she is not shown on screen but conversations are normal.
However, Ayumu is set up as a childhood friend of yours, and the story begins to unfold when you encourage Ayumu to become a school idol.
Ayumu and You-chan are not just childhood friends, they are quite close.
They have always been together since they were in kindergarten, and their rooms in the apartment are next to each other, and even now they talk on the balcony in the morning and pick each other up.
In that sense, Ayumu can be called the main heroine of Nijigaku.
At the same time, she also has a very jealous side.
Squasta is a story about you getting to know the members of Nijigasaki and other groups of school idols, so naturally you get to know girls other than Ayumu, but every time you do, she reveals her jealousy and mounts her childhood friend, so some even call her a “yandere”.
In fact, Ayumu’s dependence on You-chan is so strong that she says, “I can’t live without you,” and when they fight, she truant from school, follows him ……, etc. There is no end to the number of yandere like moves she has.
Not only the fans, but even the cast member Onishi-san admits this point, and although it is not official, many people recognize her as a yandere character or a character who loves too much.
This is another “first in the history of Love Live” element that Ayumu possesses.
In the past, some characters in the Love Live series have been said to be yandere, but this was all in the realm of secondary works.
In the case of Ayumu, she is quite explicit about her yandere moves in her works, which still sets her apart from the other characters.
Incidentally, the situation of Ayumu in the anime version is a little different from that of the school idol version.
First of all, the reason why she wanted to become a school idol was because she happened to witness Setsuna Yuuki’s live performance in the anime version, unlike the School Idol version where she was invited by you.
In addition, Ayumu invited Yu Takasaki, the anime version’s You-chan, to join the school idol program, which was the opposite of the Scosta version, surprising the fans.
Her relationship with Yuu is basically the same as in School Idol.
They are childhood friends and are always together, and especially in the first episode, there were some anime fans who thought it was a yuri anime because it was a very long episode depicting their friendship.
However, since Ayumu’s personality is more aggressive than in Sukuta, at least until episode 2, the dependent relationship is hardly felt.