The Sweet-and-Innocent Girl Next Door
Ai and Nobu were friends when they were kids, but they lost touch after her family moved away. She came to Tokyo for college, and offered a helping hand (and her apartment) to her old friend in his time of need.
A young woman who treats everyone she meets with equal kindness, she practically exudes an aura of purity. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if she’s really just that nice, or maybe a little naive.
Smart and athletic, she may seem perfect at first, but she can be surprisingly stubborn at times. She also has a more laid-back, casual side that she only shows in private, and to those she truly trusts.
Ai’s kind heart can sometimes get her in trouble. She has a habit of throwing her all into helping people, treating their problems as her own, while forgetting to take care of herself.
The Playful-but-Reliable Mentor
A fellow employee at ODA Productions. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and has a mischievous, somewhat childlike personality. Miwako isn’t shy about showing her affection. She loves to tease Nobu, and get up close and personal with Ai.
Although she may seem ditzy, when it comes to idols she knows everything there is to know. She’s always ready with some frank advice to help Ai learn the ropes of her new profession. Rumor has it Miwako once dreamed of being a successful idol herself, but came to realize she wasn’t cut out for it. Her new dream is to support others from behind-the-scenes and help them be the best they can be.
She is fiercely loyal to ODA Productions for taking her in, and has no intention of jumping ship anytime soon. She would be willing to keep the company afloat even as its sole employee if she had to.