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English: IDOLiSH7

Synonyms: Idolish Seven

Japanese: アイドリッシュセブン



Episodes: 17

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to May 19, 2018

Premiered:Winter 2018

Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)

Producers:Bandai Visual, Lantis, Bandai Namco Games

Licensors: None found, add some


Source: Game



Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score:7.731(scored by 1567915,679 users)

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Popularity: #2484

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Characters / IDOLiSH7

Characters from IDOLiSH7.

Note: All names are written in Eastern Order, family name first.

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In General

  • Darker and Edgier: They're considered to be the brightest group of the lot, but their song for BĻACK OR WHiTE 2019 has them going up against ZOOL with "Mr.AFFECTiON", a gritty electropop track that takes influences from dubstep. It still has their trademark idealistic lyrics however, so it's not all dark.
  • Lighter and Softer: The most idealistic group of the lot, with a heavy pop vibe and optimistic lyrics. Even when they go Darker and Edgier, they don't quite give up their idealistic vibe.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: They run the gamut from 1 to 7.
  • The Power of Friendship: What eventually drives them to work together. They have their differences and conflicts, but ultimately their strong friendship that builds over the course of the game allows them to achieve their dreams together.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Probably the most varied group out of the four. The group consists of: a snarky perfectionist who is insistent on his dislike of cute things, an aloof Master Actor who has some major issues with his past, the perfectionist's grinder of an older brother who has some issues with his height, a lazy dancing genius who only seems to be focused on his love of pudding, a gentle soul who can easily turn into a Yandere if they aren't careful, a Funny Foreigner whose love of a magical girl anime tops anything else, and a energetic Ill Boy who often disregards his health to keep on performing. On top of that, all of them have some sort of issues or dark backstory that pushed them into becoming idols.
  • Team Spirit: Their success comes from them working together as a unit, and the times that they don't quickly backfire against them.
  • Theme Table: Every member has a music symbol, a number, and a color.
  • True Companions: It took a while for them to get there, but they slowly learn how to work together to form one cohesive team.

Izumi Iori

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda
Part 1 Outfit Part 2

Age: 17

Height: 174 cm

Birthday: January 25th

Likes: Cool and sharp things

Dislikes: Small and cute things

Mitsuki's younger brother. Iori has a calm and collected personality. He's polite towards his superiors, but in fact has a poison tongue. His parents run a cake shop called "fonte chocolat", and the cute interior of the shop has led to him liking cute things, something he tries to keep secret from everyone else. For as much as he can carry out anything perfectly, he's weak in the face of adversity.

Associated with: double flat, the number 1, black (sometimes indigo or dark blue)

  • Academic Athlete: When asking Iori why he wanted to become an idol, Tsumugi tells him that since he can do anything, he was most likely scouted by the student council and sports teams at school.
  • The Ace: He prides himself on his efficiency in all fields.
  • Alliterative Name: Izumi Iori.
  • Big Brother Worship: Admires and cares for Mitsuki a lot, even going so far as to agree to being scouted only if Mitsuki gets to be scouted as well. This gets him into a legitimate fight with Riku when he calls him out for always siding with Mitsuki, especially when his brother gets into a nasty argument with Yamato.
  • Big Little Brother: Looks a lot older than Mitsuki and has a lot more appeal to the various idol agencies the two Iori brothers auditioned for.
  • Broken Ace: He may look perfect in many aspects, but his personality caused him to have no friends at school. He also has some complexes regarding how his love of cute things is perceived with regards to his usual perfectionism, and how he's unable to help people on his own because of his aforementioned harsh personality.
  • Brutal Honesty: He's not afraid to make his feelings known if the situation calls for it, whether it's Riku or Tsumugi. He even calls the latter an idiot multiple times.
  • Cry Cute: He rarely cries, but my lord does he look ever so adorable while crying. Too bad it comes at a time where he forgot to sing.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He tries to keep a lid on it, though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh is he ever. He's more than willing to lay down the snark if something displeases him.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Ichi" by Yamato, "Iorin" by Tamaki.
  • Last-Name Basis: Refers to everyone (besides his brother) by their last name.
  • My Greatest Failure: He considers forgetting to sing at Music Festa this, and holds onto it until long after everyone else has forgiven him.
  • Not So Above It All: Iori insists he doesn't like cute things.
  • Not So Stoic: Is usually unflappable, but forgetting to sing at Music Festa causes him to run off without a word, then proceeds to apologize repeatedly in front of everyone while weeping once they find him.
  • Only Sane Man: Like his brother, he has to continuously keep everyone in check so that their images as idols don't backfire on them.
  • The Perfectionist: Very particular with the group's performance, including himself. This makes his error at Music Festa hit him even harder.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type A.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dark-haired and has the pale skin to compliment it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Riku's red.
  • The Reliable One: Tsumugi now and then consults him for managing advice.
  • The Snark Knight: If he can find something to snark about you, he can and definitely will dish it out as much as possible. Just ask poor Riku.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's not particularly tall, but he has the dark hair, looks, and sarcasm to more than make up for it.
  • Tsundere: Although he isn’t the type of tsundere that has common fits of anger, Iori has a tendency to blush and scowl while denying his true feelings. Frequent examples include Iori finding Riku cute and his attempts to keep his love of cute things hidden.
  • Undying Loyalty: Iori is fiercely loyal to his brother. He usually takes Mitsuki's side during arguments, sometimes rather blindly. When Mitsuki decides to leave the dorm after his fight with Yamato in Part 3, Iori follows after him because he doesn't want Mitsuki to be by himself. This also ends up getting him into a heated argument with Riku when he gets called out on this behavior.
  • Unmanly Secret: Contrary to what his profile says, Iori actually adores all things cute. He loves the "Usamimi Friends Collection", a franchise of various rabbit-themed collectables.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He's still in high school, yet he occasionally assists Tsumugi in managing the group, providing some strong insights on the group's direction. Even Mitsuki wonders why Iori was the younger brother considering his behavior.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this dynamic with Riku. They both argue with each other a lot but they ultimately care for each other in the end. Iori often goes out of his way to encourage Riku when he's feeling down, even though he often snarks at Riku for his behavior.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks and behaves like a mature adult, yet he's only 17; still in high school and is the one of the youngest members next to Tamaki.

Nikaido Yamato

Voiced by: Yusuke Shirai
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 22

Height: 177 cm

Birthday: February 14th

Likes: Things that makes him feel at ease

Dislikes: Troublesome things

The leader of IDOLiSH7. Yamato pretends to be aloof, but he's actually passionate and thinks of the other members more than anyone else. Before he joined the agency, he held a cold recognition akin to hatred regarding the entertainment world. He usually refers to himself using "ore", but he'll sometimes use Oniisan as well due to being the oldest of the group.

Associated with: sharp, the number 2, green

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: What he does when he's ready to go at something seriously.
  • Berserk Button: Don't casually bring up Chiba Shizuo or compare them, for that matter. Yamato really hates talking about him, especially when it's about Yamato's upbringing.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He tries to play it off, but at his core he's really this.
  • Birthday Hater: Yamato mentions in his Rabbit Hoodie Rabbit Chat that the atmosphere before his birthday is stifling because it makes him remember his family.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Confirmed when Nagi stole Yamato's glasses.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Yamato's actually a good, reliable leader and an extremely talented actor, but he'd much rather be drinking a beer or sleeping the day away instead.
  • The Confidant: The only member that knows Iori has been helping Tsumugi with management. He is also approached by Tamaki when the latter has some concerns with regards to Sougo.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not to the extent of Iori, but he can dish out the snark if he wants to.
  • Feeling Their Age: Yamato often avoids or blames his problems on using his age (e.g. his lack of stamina compared to the younger members of IDOLiSH7). Mind you, he's only 22.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Does this in spades in Part 3, especially after he takes on the acting part in Mission. He gets better about it, though, after all of the drama surrounding his past finally gets revealed.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Yamato wants nothing more than to be loved and praised by the people he cares about. However, as Yuki tells Yamato in his "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Yamato is deeply ashamed of this because he doesn't think the other members will want him after they learn about his past and his true colors, and thus he doesn't see himself as worthy of their support. As a result, he compensates through his work instead and pushes others away in an attempt to keep them from knowing the truth about him, all the while harshly criticizing himself because it isn't really him the members love, but a facade that he thinks they'll love.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Yamato's father, Chiba Shizuo, is one of Japan's most famous actors. Much to his immense displeasure, Yuki doesn't hold back in comparing the two of them and their similarities from time to time.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Yama-san" by Tamaki. Sometimes called "Megane" by Gaku.
  • The Leader: The Levelheaded type, and overlaps with Supporting Leader.
  • Manly Tears: Finally shed once he comes clean about his past to the members and apologizes to them—though they tell him he has nothing to be sorry about because they're happy to be with him.
  • Master Actor: Yamato's acting ability is something akin to natural-born genius. Has overlapped with The Power of Acting on multiple occasions.
  • Mysterious Past: Not much is known about his past until Part 3.
  • The Nicknamer: Not to the same extent as Tamaki, but he has a few for some of the characters.
  • Not a Morning Person: Mitsuki develops creative (horrible) ways for Sougo to wake up Yamato because of this.
  • Not So Stoic: After listening to Yuki's scolding and choking him in anger, Yamato finally breaks down in tears.

    Nikaidou Yamato: ……. Please, please stop saying such cruel things…….

    Nikaidou Yamato: Be kind to me, even if I do things wrong…….

  • OOC Is Serious Business: Yamato is usually aloof and doesn't let his emotions get the best of him, so even Yuki's caught off-guard when Yamato tries to silence his "The Reason You Suck" Speech by outright choking him.
  • Papa Wolf: He can get very protective over the younger members of IDOLiSH7.
  • Revenge: His stated reason for becoming an idol. In Part 3, he finally elaborates on this. Yamato wanted to be an idol so that he could expose the secrets of Chiba Salon out of anger, ultimately to spite his father, who never bothered to tell Yamato he was an illegitimate son in the first place. Or at least that was his plan, until he got attached to IDOLiSH7 and realized how much their dreams meant to them...and how badly it would affect them if he went through with it.
  • Sand In My Eyes: You'll never get a tear out of Yamato, or at least that's what he wants you to believe.
  • Significant Birth Date: Yamato is born on Valentine's Day.
  • Supporting Leader: He's the leader of the group, but he's not the central protagonist.
  • Team Dad: He looks after the other members like one, though he prefers being referred to as the big brother.
  • Tsurime Eyes: His eyes noticeably slant upwards, in comparison to the others' eyes. He's not arrogant by any means though, but he can be pretty upfront when he wants to.

Izumi Mitsuki

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 21

Height: 165 cm

Birthday: March 3rd

Likes: The legendary idol, Zero

Dislikes: Big things

Iori's older brother. Despite his energetic, bright, cute exterior, there's also a side to him that is brimming with chivalry and is a very helpful older brother. He's dreamt of being an idol since he was young, but because of his height he hasn't been blessed with many opportunities. Among the members he is especially enthusiastic about his job, and fills the role of team mood maker.

Associated with: flat, the number 3, orange

  • Always Someone Better: Mitsuki loves Iori, but given how perfect the latter is he sometimes can't help but wonder why Iori wasn't the older brother.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was inspired by Zero to pursue the dream of becoming an idol, with Takanashi Productions finally making it come true.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Is often the tsukkomi to nearly everyone's (but most often Nagi's) boke.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Mitsuki has been forced to crossdress several times throughout the series because of his cute appearance. Mitsuki has also before been mistaken as both Iori's girlfriend and as a (female) lover of Nagi's.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Mitsu" by Yamato, "Mikki" by Tamaki.
  • Keet: Exciteable, and he's considered to be the "mood-maker" of the group when he auditioned.
  • The Napoleon: Due to his non-apparent age and short status, he frequently gets annoyed at those who bring it up.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite his stature, he is one of the oldest members in IDOLiSH7 at age 21.
  • Only Sane Man: He frequently calls out the others for their ridiculous antics and is perfectly willing to start hitting them if things get out of control.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type O.
  • Significant Birth Date: His birthday is on Hinamatsuri (3/3).
  • Stepford Smiler: Deep down, he actually has self-confidence issues and finds himself wondering on whether he'd be forgotten or remembered as part of IDOLiSH7. This comes to play in part 2 where he listened in on two fans thinking poorly of his recent variety show activities to the point that when Nagi confronts him of how Mitsuki seemed down a few chapters later, he burst into tears.
  • Supreme Chef: Particularly with desserts, which makes sense as his family owns a bakery. He even has a food preparation license!
  • Tareme Eyes: His eyes are noticeably bigger than the others, drooping at the corners. While he's pretty soft at times, he can get pretty fiery if something annoys him (usually Nagi).
  • Team Chef: Mitsuki prepares most of IDOLiSH7's meals daily, and when he's not on kitchen duty, he's supervising.
  • Tender Tears: Mitsuki is very easily moved to tears.

Yotsuba Tamaki

Voiced by: KENN
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 17

Height: 183 cm

Birthday: April 1st

Likes: King Pudding

Dislikes: Minor details

A lazy genius character. Tamaki entered the entertainment world for a reason the other members aren't aware of. He's an individualist that goes at his own pace; he doesn't give fanservice to fans he meets on the street, keep his promises, or show up to things on time. However, there's also an earnest side to him that'll do anything for King Pudding.

Associated with: mezzo piano, the number 4, cyan

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Some of Tamaki's traits (such as his difficulties with verbal communication or his fixation on pudding) could indicate that he is on the autism spectrum.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Usually because of Sougo.
  • April Fools' Day: In addition to celebrating his birthday, the game often springs a mini game themed around him and King Pudding.
  • Alcoholic Parent: His father, who also overlaps with Parental Neglect.
  • Big Eater: Notably, he likes sweets, preferably King Pudding.
  • Chick Magnet: Despite his age, Tamaki attracts quite a lot of women, to his dismay.
  • Friend to All Children: As evidenced by several of his rabbit chats, he likes children and is good with them.
  • Genius Ditz: Tamaki isn't very book smart, his room's a mess, and if he had it his way he'd probably just eat King Pudding all day. But absolutely no one can beat his dancing skills.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He may look intimidating, but it's quickly revealed that he's actually quite soft and pretty naive about the world around him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He doesn't really realize the consequences of what he says until they actually manifest later.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tama" by Yamato.
  • I Will Find You: He became an idol to find his younger sister Aya.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Tamaki mentions in his Rabbit Hoodie Rabbit Chat that he thinks he's useless like his father because although he hasn't hit Sougo, he's thought about it, and Sougo hides stuff from Tamaki like his mother did from his father; however, unlike his father, Tamaki is kind because he refused to leave Sougo's side after he collapsed and stop searching for Aya.
  • Living Lie Detector: Tamaki isn't good at a lot of things (such as getting to the point), but he's good at reading emotional changes.
  • Missing Mom: Died when he was very young.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Have you seen his cards? Most of them show his abs and chest.
  • The Nicknamer: Give nicknames to people he meets.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Tamaki wears his cat hoodie under his school blazer.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Tamaki's got a resting frown on a regular basis, even during live broadcasts.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type B.
  • Promotion to Parent: Tamaki acts as a parent to his younger sister, Aya.
  • Significant Birth Date: His birthday is on April Fools' Day.
  • The Social Expert: Tamaki is able to pick up on emotions and immediately shift his behavior based on emotional changes in others.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: King Pudding. He will literally do anything if it's involved.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A four-leaf clover key chain, made by his mother. It matches the one Aya has.
  • Younger Than They Look: The tallest member of the group, but he's 17, the youngest member next to Iori.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally even!

Osaka Sougo

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 20

Height: 175 cm

Birthday: May 28th

Likes: Keeping things tidy and orderly

Dislikes: His weak self

A serious, kind, likable young man. Sougo has a strong sense of responsibility, is smart, and can carry out anything with excellence; but he hasn't figured out his own individuality, and he has a tendency to worry on his own. Despite normally being gentle, if he loses all restraint he can become uncontrollable...

Associated with: mezzo forte, the number 5, purple

  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's very polite and caring, but he had almost hit a burglar on the head with a computer in order to protect Tamaki.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Sougo has a penchant for extremely spicy food.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Most famously but not limited to his Joker Flag card.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Sougo and alcohol mixed together usually ends up bad for people near him and himself.
  • Covert Pervert: According to Nagi's work experience rabbit chats, Sougo is a "quiet pervert" in his opinion.
  • Hair Antennae: He has a notable hair sticking out from the back of his head.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: It's really telling that he writes himself in the list of things the dislikes. Not without reason either. He once lived in a strict household.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Sou" by Yamato, "Sou-chan" by Tamaki.
  • Lethal Chef: Sougo isn't a bad chef, but due to his preference for spicy food, it leads to him spiking his cooking with excessive amounts of hot sauce. His fellow teammates wouldn't be against the idea of their food not tasting like Satan prepared and seasoned it himself... and keeping him away from sharp objects (mostly for Tamaki's sake)...
  • Parents as People: Not Sougo, but his father. By raising Sougo strictly out of Tough Love, his father didn't realize that what he did to raise his son made Sougo have such a low opinion on himself and unable to speak up on his own defense until further into part 3 where Sougo finally spoke up about himself in Mezzo's radio show after confronting his father.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Sougo is seen as "cool" and was born rich.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Sougo is the son of the FSC's chairman, but ran away from home (and was subsequently disinherited) to pursue a music career.
  • Sentimental Drunk: You're more likely to get drunk Sougo to talk about his feelings than asking him when he's sober.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Subverted. He's the son of FSC's chairman and initially had his life all planned out for him, meaning that he really didn't have any interests outside of his home life. It wasn't until by Otoharu Takanashi that he realized he wanted to pursue a life for himself and pursued a music career, becoming more well-adjusted to his newfound "normal" life, even with his issues.
  • Team Mom: He's generally seen as a motherly figure by the other members, often trying to take care of the others and lifting them up when they are down.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Sougo's alcohol tolerance is so bad that he can't remember what happened the night before.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Sougo is described as this once by Nagi as he's generally a polite, reserved figure that often takes care of others. Push it too far however...
  • Yandere: Sougo was designed with this image in mind. In-universe, he tends to play these kinds of characters in IDOLiSH7's variety dramas, I7 Academy and I7 Police.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: He's a polite soul, but push his buttons and he will snap like no other. Just ask Tamaki about the microwave incident.

Rokuya Nagi

Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 19

Height: 180 cm

Birthday: June 20th

Likes: Girls

Dislikes: News flashes that disturbs his late-night anime

A half-Japanese from a northern European country. He is quick to use sweet words to charm women. Nagi was born with good looks and natural charisma, but his love of anime from his Japanese mother complicates that. Because of his appearance and personality he didn't have many friends growing up, so he cherishes and loves the other members.

Associated with: natural, the number 6, yellow

  • But Not Too Foreign: He's half-Japanese, half-Northmarean.
  • The Charmer: He somehow managed to instantly snag a modelling gig purely on the basis of his looks.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In Part 1, Nagi, Tamaki, and Yamato run into terrorists threatening a bomb attack on the way to TRIGGER's live. In a side story pertaining to that chapter, it is revealed that Nagi has been trained in self-defense and taught himself offense, and singlehandedly deals with the terrorists until the police arrive in the name of his Kokona merchandise and the safety of his friends. According to himself, he has quite the aim with guns.. Talk about a 180.
  • Does Not Like Men: He just prefers talking to women.
  • Dumb Blond: Subverted. Because of his Japanese pronunciation, people assume that Nagi is an idiot when in reality Nagi can speak 8 languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Northmarean, and Norwegian).
  • Even the Guys Want Him: More than once have the other members of the cast talked about how beautiful Nagi is. Especially his eyes.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Nagi's beauty is heavily emphasized by the fact that he's half Northmarean.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Besides people, Nagi is also an animal charmer, claiming cats follow him on his walks.
  • Gentle Giant: He's one of the tallest members and is a nice person overall, if you ignore his constant womanizer and fanboy tendencies.
  • Gratuitous English: As a reminder of his foreigner status.

(as Mitsuki removes his anime merchandise) Jesus no! My Kokona stick!

  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's a nice guy underneath it all and has the bright blonde hair to back it up.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's generally pretty naive about the world and working together in a team, which leads to much yelling by Mitsuki.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Nagicchi" by Tamaki.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Haruki.
  • King Incognito: Heavily implied to be of some royal importance in Northmare.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Until he joined up with IDOLISH7, he didn't actually have any friends due to his life back home and even admits that the group are his first true friends.
  • Mysterious Past: Unlike the others, he just showed up out of nowhere to become an idol and rarely discusses himself personally. No one has particularly tried to pry at it, just accepting him as he is. It's revealed that the songwriter for Zero came to his country and befriended him, spurring him to bring the songs back to Japan.
  • Otaku: Loves anime and particularly loves the magical girl anime Magical Kokona.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When he leads a press conference in Part 2, even his own members are surprised by how different he was from the Nagi they usually see.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type AB.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Absolutely shameless when it comes to his love of Magical Kokona, and his room has merchandise of his favorite show everywhere. His dream date is taking his partner on a magical trip to Akihabara.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: When the group moves into their dorms, he declares it all to be his and is baffled that he only just get one room.
  • Super Drowning Skills: It is revealed in the Summer Memories Rabbit Chats that Nagi cannot swim.
  • Twinkle in the Eye: Usually happens when talking about Magical Kokona.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Many of the members comment about how beautiful Nagi's eyes are up-close, often saying that his beauty might just kill them.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Nagi was born and raised in Northmare, so he often inserts non Japanese words into his sentences and speaks Japanese like a foreigner (except for when he speaks slowly in which case he loses the accent completely).
  • Younger Than They Look: Lampshaded In-Universe by Riku in the 1-1 side story. He guessed that Nagi was 25, but was shocked to hear that he's only 19.

Nanase Riku

Voiced by: Kensho Ono
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 18

Height 173 cm

Birthday: July 9th

Likes: Hero things

Dislikes: The smell of hospitals

The center of IDOLiSH7. While Riku may be a bit clumsy, he's also honest, a hard worker, and a softhearted person that can't turn down a request. He had poor health as a kid, and the make-believe show his older brother showed him was the only enjoyment he had as he fought his illness. Since he spent a long time in the hospital, he doesn't know much about the world. He often fights with Iori, but actually finds enjoyment in it since he hasn't had that kind of partner before.

Associated with: double sharp, the number 7, red

  • Big Brother Worship: Even when he's being upset over Tenn, Riku still looks up to him a lot. One line even has Riku calling him an angel.
  • Bookworm: He read a lot in the hospital. In his day-off card shows him reading. Iori is very surprised that Riku knows so much different Kanji.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Probably rivals Sougo in this department. He managed to get drunk off of chanmery, which doesn't even have alcohol in it.
  • Compelling Voice: Riku's singing has the ability to draw people in.
  • Determinator: He's willing to put his life on the line for his career as an idol, and even had to be held down and forced to take his inhaler at one point.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's actually pretty responsible outside of his health issues, often keeping tabs on the others (such as Tamaki when he's about to miss school).
    • He knows quite a bit of kanji due to having read a lot when he was in the hospital.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite his naïveté, he wears his heart on his sleeve and never fails to look on the bright side, even when he's clearly having an asthma attack right in front of the guys.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm: The reason he's the center of the group, as his energy can truly bring them together in a way no one else can.
  • Ill Guy: Though not specified, Riku's shortness of breath moments and possession of an inhaler implies he has very severe asthma.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He will often say things without thinking, often those things being very insensitive.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Rikkun" by Tamaki.
  • I Will Find You: Tenn isn't so much missing as he is out of reach, but meeting him and finding out how he felt was Riku's reason for being an idol.
  • Keet: He's generally very energetic and quite adorable at that, but he does grate Iori with his personality.
  • Mirror Character: Tenn and Riku are (fraternal) twins who are both the "centers" of their respective idol groups and incredibly talented singers and dancers. They even have basically a mirrored version of each other's haircut, and have a lot of baggage to work through together.
  • Morality Pet: To Touma in Part 3. He has somewhat of a positive influence on Touma, who's disillusioned with the idol industry due to his own personal experiences, and is inadvertently the reason why Touma told Momo about Tsukumo's plan at the end of Part 3.
  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed. He's 18, but he can pass off for being the youngest member quite easily due to his energetic personality and youthful appearance.
  • Passing the Torch: Part 2's initial set up culminates in Riku handing off the position of Center to Iori due to his health. For a few months, anyway. Iori hands the position back to Riku in time for their RESTART POiNTER performance.
  • Tareme Eyes: He has noticeably big eyes that droop at the corners and is by far one of the most pure characters in the game.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Omurice
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this dynamic with Iori. They argue a lot, but ultimately care about each other in the end. He even trusts Iori enough to pass on the position of Center when his health is on the line.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Riku doesn't ask for much, just his Aloof Big Brother Tenn to acknowledge him as an equal.


In General

  • Animal Eyes: All three members of TRIGGER have cat eyes. Their song Leopard Eyes is a reference to this trait.
  • Distressed Dude: All three of them are kidnapped and separated during Chapter 11 in Part 3. The IDOLISH7 boys spend the majority of said chapter tracking down and rescuing each of them.
  • First-Name Basis: All members address each other using their first names.
  • Hotter and Sexier: In comparison to IDOLiSH7, they are known for their powerful performances, sultry lyrics, and overall mature vibe.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: For 8-10.
  • The Rival: To IDOLiSH7 as the big established idol group with a major head start in making waves.
  • Theme Table: Every member has a number, a color, and a music symbol.
  • True Companions: Gaku is initially hostile towards Tenn as detailed in a prequel short story, but the three quickly hit it off and become fast friends.

Yaotome Gaku

Voiced by: Wataru Hatano
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 22

Height: 183 cm

Birthday: August 16th

Likes: Soba

Dislikes: People who don't value their family

The leader of TRIGGER. Gaku hates losing and has a sharp tongue, but his feelings also run deep. Under the supervision of his father, who runs an entertainment office, he's steadily gained popularity since his debut and now shines as "The Number 1 Most Desired Embrace." He's a popular star in great demand for commercials and dramas too.

Associated with: treble clef, the number 8, gray

  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As the deliveryman working for the soba shop his maternal grandparents and his mother run. He insists that he's not Gaku and that he just looks like him. A lot like him. Tenn doesn't buy it.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type B.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soba. It helps a bit that he also worked at his maternal grandparents' soba shop.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Has noticeably sharp eyes and is pretty damn arrogant, although that part is a face.

Kujou Tenn

Voiced by: Soma Saito
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 18

Height: 173 cm

Birthday: July 9th

Likes: Things that are perfect

Dislikes: Things that are half-assed

The center of TRIGGER. Tenn's outward appearance maintains that of a rogue, and he's a perfectionist and believes in competency. He's decided in his heart to perform perfectly in front of others 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Due to his high professionalism, it's easy for those who know his true disposition to mistake him as cold and two-faced.

Associated with: alto clef, the number 9, pink

  • Aloof Big Brother: Tenn does watch out for Riku's well being, though he can and will deny it to the very end in order to keep things professional between him and Riku.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Starts to fall into this more often as the story progresses.
  • Bookworm: In the game, his room can be shown and he has a lot of books. Another thing he has in common with Riku
  • Does Not Like Spam: One of the rabbit chats has Tsumugi asking about his strong dislike for broccoli.
  • Friend to All Children: It has been shown in the manga, story, and more that Tenn is very gentle with children.
  • Healthcare Motivation: Tenn left the Nanase household so Kujou would shoulder the Nanase family debt, which would leave his family able to properly take care of Riku.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Underneath it all, he does actually care for his members and Riku, but he prefers to keep his distance to keep things professional.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tenten" by Tamaki.
  • Killer Rabbit: Don't be fooled. Tenn may look "cute", but he speaks with a poison tongue.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be emotionless offstage and his words are pretty damning, but he does really care about his members and Riku. He just prefers not to show it to keep things professional.
  • Last-Name Basis: Besides his other members, he refers to everyone by their last name.
  • Mangst: It's not like Tenn has a whole collection of childhood pictures of Riku. That would be absurd. He doesn't cry in front of others either. That would be a contradiction of everything he stands for.
  • Mirror Character: Tenn and Riku are (fraternal) twins who are both the "centers" of their respective idol groups and incredibly talented singers and dancers. They even have basically a mirrored version of each other's haircut, and have a lot of baggage to work through together.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: On stage, Tenn is as sweet as pie, but unfortunately, off stage, he's got the personality of an Ice King. Sometimes, though, he is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • The Perfectionist: Expects nothing less than 100% and is often willing to sacrifice his mental and physical health to perform at his absolute best.
  • Pet the Dog: He was initially suspicious when Akihito presented Natsu☆Shiyou ze, asking if it really was a song for TRIGGER. But when Gaku and Ryuunosuke talks of how they like the song, he chose to keep quiet rather than hurt them with the Awful Truth that they were singing a stolen song. At least until Gaku finds out on his own.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted. Only around Aya, Riku, and TRIGGER's fans is he an "angel".
  • Secret-Keeper: He's the only one who knows that Kujou Takamasa was the fake Zero in Part 2.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Sweet and caring towards the fans, but acts distant otherwise. Gaku has called him out for this behavior before, but Tenn eventually warms up more as the story goes on.
  • Sweet Tooth: According to the rabbit chats, he loves donuts and his sweet tooth is massive enough to match even Tamaki's. It's been noted that he beat Nagi and Tamaki in a cake eating contest.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Kaoru mentions the gossip of Riku and Tenn being twins, spread by Yaotome Sousuke himself to ruin IDOLiSH7's career, the glare he gave to his manager is chilling.

    Tenn: Manager. I told you after Sound Ship that if you embarrassed us in front of our fans again,that I had some ideas. Now that you remember that, answer me honestly. Did the media find out that Riku's my twin, or were they told?

  • Although not as textbook Tsundere as Iori, Tenn still falls into this category, especially when concerning his feelings about his bandmates.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When Mitsuki asked about how Tenn was like before he joined TRIGGER, Riku described Tenn to have been a very nice and gentle brother to him until they were separated.

Tsunashi Ryuunosuke

Voiced by: Takuya Sato
Part 1 OutfitPart 2

Age: 23

Height: 190 cm

Birthday: October 12th

Likes: Okinawan cuisine and alcohol

Dislikes: Nothing in particular

Ryuunosuke comes from Okinawa. While he is kind, gentle, and shy, his agency promotes him as a Sexy and Wild character. He's bewildered and bitter at having to juggle between his real self and the image that's been created. He likes alcohol, and is a troublesome drunk.

Associated with: bass clef, the number 10, navy blue

  • Accent Relapse: Ryuunosuke was born and raised in Okinawa until he was 21, but now speaks with the Standard Japanese (Tokyo) dialect upon his boss' request. Sometimes, however, he slips into Okinawan (like when he's angry or he's drunk).
  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the character for dragon (龍) from the zodiac.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Acts a big brother towards his siblings, fellow TRIGGER members and even IDOLiSH7 members.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: My lord. While he looks like a suave ladies' man, his offstage persona is the complete opposite of that, with his members commenting that he can't even hold a woman's hand in public.
  • Country Mouse: He is amazed by the city when he first moves for his idol job, but quickly adapts to living in an urban environment.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Gets called "Eroero beast" due to his reputation of being "Wild and Sexy".
  • Gentle Giant: He's one of the tallest members of the game and his softness can rival Riku's.
  • Hunk: His build is noticeably more muscular than the other idols.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Ryuu-aniki" by Tamaki.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is deliberately played this way on-stage with the camera frequently emphasizing his body in music videos.
  • Nice Guy: Probably one of the nicest guys in the game, often trying to settle fights between his members and keep a civil relationship with IDOLISH7


In General

  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Momo is the Boke while Yuki is the Tsukkomi.
  • Genre Roulette: They are known for borrowing from a host of other genres and pulling them off successfully.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Re:vale is pronounced as "re-vahl-ay" instead of "re-veil".
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Momo and Yuki frequently bicker over various things, which somehow manage to slip into boke and tsukkomi routines in private and emphasize how lighthearted some of these arguments truly are.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Their names contain the kanji for 100 and 1000 respectively.
  • Odd Friendship:

    Oogami Banri: Yuki is selfish and doesn’t have any common sense, but he also gets lonely very easily. Momo-kun is humble, but his love energizes him so much that he can even become a mad dog.

    Oogami Banri: See, both of them are…. How should I put it…. They’re both a little off their rockers, don’t you think?

  • Senpai Kouhai: The senpai to everyone's kouhai as they are the most experienced idol group whom the other idols can rely on for advice in getting around the world of show business.
  • Theme Table: Both members have a number, a color, and a music symbol.


Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

Age: 25

Height: 173 cm

Birthday: November 11th

Likes: Peach and apple sparkling juice

Dislikes: Things that aren't happy

Momo is facetious and hyper. He's the type to act after looking carefully at his surroundings, so if a location's atmosphere feels tense he'll use his inherent cheerfulness and kindness to calm everything down. However, he's very awkward regarding himself, and he'll worry about things on his own... Momo's boke and Yuki's masterful tsukkomi will frequently unfold between them.

Associated with: starting repeat, the number 100, hot pink

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: For a month after Yuki told Momo he would disband due to Banri's disappearance, Momo begged and pleaded with him to keep Re:vale alive because Momo believed it would go against Banri's wishes to let Yuki stop singing. He even groveled at Yuki's feet, in a restaurant no less!
  • Ascended Fanboy: Momo was a fan of the original Re:vale, and joined with Yuki after Banri left.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Momo's a fun-loving, cheerful guy who always looks out for his kouhai. That being said, he has no problem standing up to Yaotome Sr. to cover for Gaku when Yaotome angrily demands to know who recommended I7 for Music Festa.
    • His interactions with Ryou Tsukumo in Part 3 show that he does not appreciate any threats directed at Yuki or Re:vale as a whole.
  • Cute Little Fangs: has these, they look adorable
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Banri and Yuki called Momo 'The Mad Dog' because he jumped on stage to break up a fight at one of their concerts.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Yuki. However, this being IDOLiSH7, it is up to much scholarly debate. Momo keeps telling Yuki that he is very handsome at random times, which is a reference to Momo's Ascended Fanboy status.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Momorin", from Tamaki. Momo loves it because it reminds him of the carbonated peach-and-apple drink he drinks all the time.
  • Keet: Cheerful and exciteable on and off-stage.
  • Lovable Jock: Went to Nationals with his high school soccer team. He also created an idol sports team with Mitsuki and Ryuunosuke.
  • Multicolored Hair: The tips of his hair are white, although it's implied that he dyes the tips, if the flashbacks were any indication.
  • Older Than They Look: Given how he acts, sometimes it's hard to remember he's 25.
  • Only One Name: His stage name is "Momo", a shortened version of his real name: Sunohara Momose.
  • Personality Blood Types: Type O
  • Sad Clown: He's a driving force in energy, but deep down, he feels like he's "not the real Re:vale". He loves his job, but he believes it's just not the same without Banri reuniting the original duo, and is just carrying Re:vale's success, not riding it.
  • Significant Birth Date: Momo is born on Pocky Day (11/11).
  • Third-Person Person: Lapses into this occasionally.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: All Momo wants is to know that Yuki considers him to be a "true" part of Re:vale


Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana

Age: 26

Height: 178 cm

Birthday: December 24th

Likes: Momo's boke remarks

Dislikes: People that act haughty

Yuki is surrounded by a cool air that feels as though he won't be perturbed by anything, but he has a surprisingly low laughing point. There are times when he is unable to hold back his laughter in his skits with Momo. Though he's now a prosperous top idol, he often thinks of his kouhai and worries after them with a kind heart.

Associated with: ending repeat, the number 1000, lime green

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Young Yuki was seen as a geniuswho has trouble connecting to others except for Banri. He seems to be cured from this by the start of the game but he still prefers to leave most public speaking to Momo.
  • Beauty Mark: has one under his left eye, fitting his etherial beauty
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Yuki's a kind, caring person, but he also has no qualms with bringing a metal bat with him to deal with Ryou if he did anything bad to Momo.
  • Brutal Honesty: According to Banri, Yuki likes to take care of others, but can be a little tactless when it comes to matters of the heart and can be harsh with his words.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Banri before the accident. With Momo currently. However, this being IDOLiSH7, it is up to much scholarly debate.
  • Honor Before Reason: Yuki refuses to suck up to someone like Ryou Tsukumo the way Momo does just to survive in the idol industry, even if it might be something that could keep him safe in the long run. This causes problems between him and Momo, who believes he's simply doing his job to keep relations between Re:vale and Tsukumo Productions steady while also ensuring that Ryou doesn't do anything to hurt Yuki.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Yukirin", from Tamaki.
  • I Owe You My Life: Yuki wants to invite Banri to Re:vale's fifth anniversary in return for saving him.
  • I Will Find You: Yuki has desperately been searching for Banri for five years.
  • It's All My Fault: Banri got a Career-Ending Injury when he saved Yuki from a falling light. Yuki struggled with guilt for 5 years because of it.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Banri was this for Yuki to the point he was so dependant on him he struggled to function without. Momo was this for him on Re:Vale's journey to fame, even as Yuki tried to take the role of the older one.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: very much so
  • Multicolored Hair: Has a lock of hair that's white.
  • Not So Above It All: He only looks cool and mysterious. Surprisingly, Yuki is easy to make laugh. He also doesn't mind messing around with Yaotome Sr. like Momo does, as long as it doesn't cause too much trouble for Gaku.
  • Odd Friendship: With Yamato, since Yuki's known him since their meeting at Chiba Salon back when Yamato was in middle school. Yamato tries his hardest to distance himself from Yuki, since Yuki was initally one of the few people who knew about Yamato's connection to Chiba Shizuo. Because of this, Yuki tends to watch out for Yamato's wellbeing a little more closely.
  • Only One Name: His stage name is "Yuki", which is short for his actual name: Orikasa Yukito.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: After Banri's accident Yuki struggled with aichmophobia (phobia of sharp objects) which significantly affected his ability to cook. He gets better.
  • Significant Birth Date: Yuki is born on Christmas Eve.
  • Sleepyhead: Anytime, anywhere, Yuki is always ready for a good snooze. No wonder Yuki has trouble waking up.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Back in high school which, combined with his bad attitude back then, got him in some trouble much to Banri's dismay.
  • Straight Man: The tsukkomi to Momo's boke.
  • Supreme Chef: Can prepare food like foie gras.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He was a pretty unfriendly person to talk to prior to meeting Banri and creating Re:vale. A combination of Momo's and Banri's influences on him helped mellow him out into the kindhearted person he is today.


In General

  • Break the Cutie: All of them experienced events in their lives that changed them from being idealistic to feeling bitter about the world they live in.
  • Darker and Edgier: The grittiest group of the lot, with hard-hitting lyrics, powerful performances, and a far darker soundscape focused on hard rock and electropop.
  • Elite Four
  • Odd Name Out: In comparison to everyone else in other units, their names do not have a number theme.
  • The Rival
  • Theme Table: Every member has their names based on animals of the zodiac.
    • They also follow the running theme of being associated with music symbols.

Isumi Haruka

Voiced by: Yuuya Hirose

Age: 17

Height: 170 cm

Birthday: December 6th

One of ZOOL's vocalists. Despite having a sweet face, Haruka won't acknowledge those who won't acknowldege him. He is self-centered and is currently attending the same high school as Iori and Tamaki.

Haruka was also trained by Kujou before being cast aside by him, and (teased) as Aya's supposed fiancé.

Associated with: fermata

  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the character for boar (亥) from the zodiac.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Isumin" from Tamaki, and "Haru-chan" from Aya.
  • Raised by Grandparents: It's revealed in his backstory that he was raised by his grandmother after his parents died.
  • Ship Tease: Him and Aya were on closer terms with each other when Haruka was training overseas, even calling each other by nicknames like 'Haru-chan' and 'Acchan', before Haruka's falling-out with Kujou.
  • Sweet Tooth: His Poisonous Gangster rabbit chat reveals that he loves cakes, with natto-filled donuts being his favorite treat.
  • The Unfavorite: Kujou refers to him as 'a failure' when Tenn asks if Haruka was being raised as an idol like him and Aya.
    • Gone into more detail in both Part 3 and ZOOL's backstory chapters. Kujou basically throws Haruka away when he thinks that Haruka can't "reach the fans" the way Tenn does, mainly due to the mentality that Kujou himself instilled upon Haruka, who blindly listened to Kujou.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Deconstructed. He thought if he had enough talent, he would be adopted by Kujou so he could have a dad that would support him and make life for his grandmother easier. However, his dreams are shattered once Kujou goes back on his word about adopting him...and then he finds out his grandmother's been hospitalized while he's been overseas.

Inumaru Touma

Voiced by: Subaru Kimura

Age: 20

Height: 176 cm

Birthday: November 29th

One of ZOOL's vocalists. Touma used to be very earnest about music, but now he only acts to get revenge on TRIGGER.

Associated with: segno

  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the character for dog (狗) from the zodiac.
  • Big Brother Instinct: With Haruka, since he's the youngest member.
  • The Heart: He constantly tries to get the ZOOL members to become more unified, with very mixed results. He was also this way with NO_MAD, as he was the only member who believed they could still rise above TRIGGER up until their eventual disbandment.
    • Although the end of the ZOOL backstory chapters implies that his words do have an effect on ZOOL, and as a result, they seem to be a bit closer.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he doesn't hesitate in telling Riku how much he thinks IDO Li SH 7 and TRIGGER suck, when he sees Riku having an attack after inhaling a passerby's strong cologne, he immediately offers to carry Riku on his back so Riku can take his medicine.
  • Revenge: Towards TRIGGER. He hates them because of their win at Black or White, claiming TRIGGER only won due to their looks and their company's money. In reality, though, he's been disillusioned by the way NO_MAD's fans gave up on them and moved on to TRIGGER's music.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Riku, Touma used to be energetic and 'full of smiles' before his old group was forced to disband due to their loss against TRIGGER at Black or White.

Natsume Minami

Voiced by: Kōtarō Nishiyama

Age: 19

Height: 174 cm

Birthday: June 8th

One of ZOOL's performers. Minami is a former child acting prodigy who hides darkness behind his composed and gentle smile.

Associated with: senza (release pedal)

  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the character for snake (巳) from the zodiac.
  • Child Prodigy: He was a former child actor.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Haruki, according to his backstory.
  • Irrational Hatred: His hatred for Nagi doesn't make sense...until his backstory chapter explains why. Minami begged Haruki to get treatment for his illness because he grew to love and care about Haruki, but Haruki refused on the grounds that it would make Nagi unhappy if he left. As such, Haruki not only stays in Northmare, but ends up being held hostage by the royal Northmare family, which Minami feels is Nagi's fault.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He acts sweet and charming in front of the directors, but doesn't pull any punches in mocking Yamato's situation with I7 or hide his contempt for him. At the end of Part 3, he also hates Nagi for, in his words, making Sakura Haruki die earlier than he should have by befriending him.

Midou Torao

Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

Age: 21

Height: 185 cm

Birthday: March 15th

One of ZOOL's performers. Torao has been naturally blessed with talent and a favorable environment since birth. He has great confidence in himself and will use women freely.

Associated with: simile mark

  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the character for tiger (虎) from the zodiac.
  • The Big Guy: The tallest among the four of them.
  • Born Lucky: According to him he only has back luck. This gets deconstructed in his backstory chapter. In reality, Torao isn't so much lucky in that he's actually been spoiled so much to the point where he believes everything will go his way because he's used to being given what he wants in life.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He wants to be more like Ryuunosuke's sexy TV persona because the ladies he tries to pick up always complain that he should be more like him.
  • Freudian Excuse: That 'will use women freely' part is a result of years of Torao being pressured by women to be their "ideal man" and using his wealth, rather than letting him be himself.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He used to be a very kindhearted little brother who wanted to become useful to his oldest brother, who was set to become the head of the family. However, years of family reassuring Torao that he didn't have to amount to anything (since he was the third son and didn't have any of the responsibilities his older brothers were saddled with) and people around him pushing their own expectations onto him caused Torao to lose touch with his own ideals, instead adapting other people's because he thinks it's easier to please others than it is to think about his own aspirations and desires.

     Takanashi Productions Staff 

The Player/Takanashi Tsumugi

Voiced by: N/A (Game), Satomi Sato (Anime)

Age: 18

The agency president's only daughter. She lost her mother at a young age, and respects her father for raising her on his own. From her feelings of wanting to help her father and stand on her own, she became IDOLiSH7's manager. She's optimistic and strong-willed.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Momo calls her "Manekko-chan".
  • Audience Surrogate: You play as her in-game.
  • Celibate Heroine: Tsumugi refuses to engage in a romantic relationship with any of her idols or the cadets in Takanashi Productions, let alone idols from a rivaling production company. Her only experience with love consists of handing Banri chocolates for Valentine's Day a long time ago.
  • Childhood Friends: She is childhood friends with one of the idol cadets, Kurosaki Makoto.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl
  • Daddy's Girl: Is very close with her father.
  • Fangirl: Tsumugi was (and still is) a fan of TRIGGER before becoming IDOLiSH7's manager. Rabbit chats also mention that Tsumugi is a fan of Tenn.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Tsumugi learned to cook after her mother died.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Her default name is Tsumugi, but the player can still change the name to what ever name they'd like.
  • Identical Granddaughter: Yaotome Sousuke mistakes Tsumugi for her mother, Musubi.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted in the anime where she wears different sets of clothes instead of the ones she uses in-game.
  • Married to the Job: Prioritizes her job as manager first and foremost before anything else. Though it's actually one of the things Gaku is fond of.
  • Missing Mom: Her mom died sometime during her childhood.
  • Oblivious to Love: Tsumugi's response to the boys' (especially Gaku's) feelings, usually referring to them as Just Friends and turning them down with "I love everybody!". This also had slightly to do with how she is Married to the Job.
  • Out of Focus: Downplayed. She still has a big part in the anime, but she gets pushed a bit more into the background to understandably give the boys more focus.
  • Pink Heroine: Dubbling with Pink Is Feminine, she has a mostly pink color scheme and is the heroine of IDOLiSH7.
  • Plucky Girl: She can get downtrodden if things didn't go the way she expected it, but she will always find a way to get back on her feet and try harder.
  • Precocious Crush: If Tsumugi giving Banri chocolates long ago is any indication. Though she seemed to have gotten over this by the time Idolish7 begins.
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Tareme Eyes: Has big, droopy eyes and is all-around a nice, caring girl.
  • Team Mom: She is responsible for taking care of most of the members of IDOLiSH7 as the manager.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: After her mother's death, Tsumugi took it upon herself to learn how to clean and cook for her father. Although she loves her father very much, he can be a bit much sometimes.

Ogami Banri

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu

Age: 27

Height 180 cm

Birthday: September 8th

Likes: Japanese food

Dislikes: Bugs

A capable officer worker that supports Takanashi Productions. He has a calm personality, and feels like everyone's older brother. From odd jobs to supporting Tsumugi's work as a manager, he's in charge of quite a lot. He feels a great debt of gratitude toward President Takanashi for letting him join the agency.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Banri acts like this in relation to IDO Li SH 7 (particularly Riku whom he chauffeurs to the hospital frequently), Tsumugi, and Re:vale.
  • Bishōnen
  • Career-Ending Injury: The accident in which he got his scar.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The scar is on his face and implied to be quite gruesome, but it's hidden by his bangs.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Banri does this with regard to Yuki being in danger in the past.
  • I Owe You My Life: How he feels toward Otoharu after the latter picked him up off the streets after he just left Yuki and Re:vale.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He usually wears it in a ponytail; however, Kinako stole his hair tie once in a 4koma by Arina Tanemura.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Banri's face is scarred after saving Yuki from a falling light. It is speculated that this incident is the reason that Banri avoids doing work outside of the Takanashi Productions office.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has dark blue hair tied into a ponytail and pale skin.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Banri is always seen in a suit (except for that one time he wore a Hawaiian shirt during the camping trip).
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Zigzagged. Banri is kind and supportive to everyone except Yuki, and only Yuki.
  • Sweet Tooth: In the past, Banri secretly bought ice cream for him and Tsumugi. In the present, Banri dropped by the Izumi family's cake shop, and according to Mitsuki, ate cake and macarons and ordered a cafe latte.

Takanashi Otoharu

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba

Age: 48

Height 177 cm

The president of Takanashi Productions. Otoharu is always smiling and has a gentle personality. He's the president of the agency IDOLISH7 joined, Takanashi Prductions, as well as Tsumugi's father. He seems a bit absentminded, but he's also very faithful with regards to his work. It seems like he's known the president of the agency TRIGGER is attached to, Yaotome Sousuke, since before......?


Voiced by: ???

The "rabbit" being kept at the agency. She appears in unexpected places while calling out "Myuu~", and is loved by both Banri and the members of IDOLiSH7.

     Yaotome Productions Staff 

Yaotome Sousuke

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi

Age: 48

Height 185 cm

The president of Yaotome Productions, which TRIGGER is attached to. Sousuke is someone who is said to make you disappear from the entertainment world if you defy him. He is the father of one of TRIGGER's members, Yaotome Gaku. Money and power are everything to him, and he things of everyone associated with the agency as just pieces on a board, so things aren't going smoothly between him and his son.

  • Archnemesis Dad: Sousuke and his son, Gaku, often get into arguments because of their differing opinions which sometimes result in Sousuke claiming he has no son.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He thinks that power and money is everything you need to succeed.
  • Irrational Hatred: At Otoharu, for marrying Musubi and (in his words) "sending her to an early grave."
  • Lost Lenore: Musubi, Tsumugi's mother, is this to Sousuke, even after her death. Gaku's mother notes how Sousuke still loved Musubi no matter what despite Sousuke marrying her. The 2nd Anniversary story for the game is even centered around this, in a place where Sousuke shares fond memories with Musubi.
  • Misplaced Retribution: IDOLiSH7 and Tsumugi get the brunt of his hatred for Otoharu, and as a result have to suffer from whatever schemes he comes up with to discredit them.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Usually appears in a classy white suit.

Anesagi Kaoru

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Age: ??

Height 178 cm

TRIGGER's manager. Their work is top class, but they're unusually strong-willed, and will snap a ballpoint pen in two with their bare hands when they're angry. Only Yaotome Sousuke knows their true age.

  • Gender-Neutral Writing: The early parts of the story avoid gendering Kaoru completely, but by the time Part 2 rolls around there's more feminine language.
  • Fangirl: Is actually a massive Nagi fan, though they generally hide it when they're on the job.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Kaoru seems to have softened up with TRIGGER, and doesn't have nearly as much vitriol against Takanashi Productions (and Tsumugi specifically) as they used to.

Hyuuga Akihito

TRIGGER's songwriter. Akihito used to write songs that were great hits in the 90s, and was scouted to write for TRIGGER in the present day. Is the one responsible for TRIGGER's theft of IDO Li SH 7's Natsu☆Shiyou ze.

  • Jerkass Woobie: Even if what he did hurt many people in the process, he only resorted to stealing the demo tape for Natsu☆Shiyou ze from IDOLiSH7 because his hand was forced by Sousuke.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to Akihito after the song theft? Did Sousuke cut ties with Akihito after finding out that Natsu☆Shiyou ze used to be an IDOLiSH7 song? Given that the special story related to Natsu☆Shiyou ze never mentions what happened to him, we can only imagine what transpired behind the scenes, or wait until a side story talks about Akihito's eventual fate.

     Parties associated with Re:vale 

Okazaki Rinto

Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa

Age: 27

Height 173 cm

Re:vale's manager, and the younger brother of the president of Okazaki Agency. It's been five years since he became their manager, but he makes sure to carefully support them so they don't forget their humility even after becoming top idols.

     Supporting Characters 

Mister Shimooka

A well known TV personality. He took a liking to IDOLiSH7 almost immediately, and has watched after them (and doted on them) ever since.

Douglass Rootbank
A foreign pop-rock star that has been topping the charts for years. He got interested in IDOLiSH7 after seeing a video of them online.
  • Creator Cameo. Kind of. Negishi's (the game producer) name is written with the kanji for root and bank/shore, so Rootbank is kind of her cameo.
  • Faux Fluency: He's supposed to be fluent in English, but he speaks it with a thick accent a mile-wide.

     Spoiler Characters 


Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

Tamaki's younger sister. Aya is now Kujou Takamasa's adoptive daughter, and by extension, Tenn's adoptive sister.

Kujou Takamasa

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

Ten and Aya's adoptive father. Used to be Haw9, the legendary Zero's manager, until the latter's mysterious disappearance.

  • Affably Evil: His first meeting with Tsumugi makes him seem like a very kind, reliable figure as he uses his experience to give Tsumugi advice. We then find out he's the guy that took both Ten and Aya, and may have also been involved with Banri's accident and the death of Sougo's uncle.
  • Big Bad: May be shaping up to be this, given his involvement in various events.
  • Pet the Dog: His gentle treatment of Aya (and Tenn, to a lesser extent) as well as his genuine advice to Tsumugi are so far the only real indicators that he's not all bad.
    • Subverted, however, with Haruka, who thought Kujou was a good man until he went back on his promise to adopt Haruka.
  • Replacement Goldfish: His ultimate goal in training Tenn was to make him the next coming of Zero.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Split Personality: His fake Zero persona may be this, since the ending shows that he is not aware of what he does while he masquerades as Zero.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: He isn't necessarily evil, but beware of his presence regardless until evidence proves otherwise.

Sakura Haruki

Zero's songwriter. His songs post-Zero are currently used by IDOLiSH7.

  • Distressed Dude: At the very end of Part 3, Nagi realizes in horror that the secret message in 'Sakura Message' was trying to tell him that Haruki (actually alive) is being held hostage in Northmare.
  • I Will Find You: Traveled all over the world in search of Zero.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Nagi. So much so that he trusted his remaining music with him.
    • He was also on good terms with Minami, though they became at odds with each other when it came to Haruki health.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Haruki grew ill while in Northmare, but instead of accepting treatment decided to leave so he wouldn't cause trouble.


The legendary Zero. He disappeared 15 years ago at the height of his popularity, but his presence has a huge impact on the main characters of the story.

  • Coat, Hat, Mask: His "Wizard" outfit.
  • Living Legend: A legendary idol who disappeared 15 years ago. While he's not part of the story physically, his presence has huge implications on the plot.
  • Shrouded in Myth: He was considered to be a legendary idol until he disappeared 15 years ago.

Tsukumo Ryo
The Manager of Zool.
  • Big Bad: Of Part 3
  • Hate Sink: Nobody in the series like him. Even ZOOL, the group he manages, collectively agree on how creepy he is.
  • Jerkass: Tsukumo does not have a single drop of goodness in him as everything he does is in the aim of giving himself amusement and power as he manipulates others in his actions for them.
  • Karma Houdini: Even though the cast knows of what he did, he still got away scot-free and did not pay for the things he had done.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: The end of Part 4 has him being arrested by the authorities during Black or White after someone (implied to be the President of Okazaki Production) tipped them off about his misdeeds.
  • Large Ham: He is easily one of the hammiest characters in the series, with the anime giving him some of the most cartoonish faces thus far to match.
  • Visionary Villain: His ultimate goal is to completely control Re:vale, TRIGGER, and IDOLiSH7, while utterly destroying and absorbing all of Hoshikage's talents into Tsukumo Productions.

Ranvalt von Northmare Seth
The ruler of Northmare and Nagi's older brother.

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Riku Nanase (vocalist, centre, young twin to Tenn Kujio, have asthma, age 18, member of idolish7 and boyfriend to Laura)

Nagi Rokuya (Visual, member of idolist7, age 19)

Sogo Osaka (All-rounder, member of idolist7 and mezzo with Tamaki Yotsuba, age 20)

Tamaki Yotsuba (dancing, older brother to Aya Kujo, member of idolist7 and mezzo with Sogo Osaka and age 17)

Mitsuki Izumi (mood-maker, energy, older brother to Lori and Laura, member of idolish7 and age 21)

Yamato Nikaido (Expression, leader of idolish7, age 22)

Iori Izumi (Too Calm/Collected/Mild to Work, young brother to Mitsuki and Laura, member of idolish7 and age 17)

Laura Izumi (vocalist solo, good friends with idolish7, young sister to Mitsuki and Lori, age 18, have asthma and girlfriend to Riku)

Tsumugi Takanshi (manger to idolish7, daughter to Otoharu Takanashi and Musubi Takanashi, best friend to Laura as her brothers in a band, age 18)

Banri ogami (manger to Mezzo, Idolish7, Laura, good friend and support Laura with her singing, age 27)

Trigger band

Gaku yaotome (leader to trigger, son to Sousuke Yaotome, crush on Tsumugi Takanshi, age 22 and good friend to Laura)

Tenn Kujo (Vocals, charm, and ability, older twin to Riku Nanase, member to Trigger, good friend to Laura and age 18)

Ryunosuke Tsunashi (member of Trigger, older brother to Soutaro, Kounosuke, and Kotaro, son to Biological Father, Mother and good friend to Laura, age 23) 


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Alternative Titles

English: IDOLiSH7

Synonyms: Idolish Seven

Japanese: アイドリッシュセブン



Episodes: 17

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to May 19, 2018

Premiered:Winter 2018

Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)

Producers:Bandai Visual, Lantis, Bandai Namco Games

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Source: Game



Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Characters idolish7

ZERO (ゼロ)[]


ZERO (ゼロ, Zero) is a legendary idol that suddenly disappeared 15 years ago.

His disappearance lead to many more trying to enter the industry and become the next big thing. The sheer fervor ZERO inspired in both fans and idols echoes throughout the story, for better or for worse, ZERO's influence on people is incredibly pervasive. His influence can still be felt even after 15 years of him disappearing. He inspired new award categories, new award shows, and 15 years later his legacy has warped more than a few people.

Kaoru Anesagi

Kaoru Anesagi (姉鷺 カオル, Anesagi Kaoru) is a member of Yaotome Productions, she serves as TRIGGER’s manager. She's a very strong-willed individual who’s quick to jump to any extreme emotion at the drop of a pin. Kaoru seems to be very heavily focused on the job to be done, and shares Sosuke Yaotome’s sentiments and morals in most (if not all) situations.

She does a top-rate job every time but has a strong temper. When enraged, even a ball-point pen can be broken with her bare hands.

  • Kaoru is a trans woman. The Wiki will use She/Her pronouns when referring to her. Period. This cannot be debated among the editors as the Wiki does not tolerate any type of transphobia or homophobia, biphobia, etc. etc. for that matter.

Rinto Okazaki


Re:vale (Manager)
Rintaro Okazaki (Older brother)


Re:member: Something That'll Never Disappear (百歳無窮)

A kind and polite soul who seems to have retained his humility even after five years in the business.

Rintaro Okazaki


President of Okazaki Productions, the agency Re:vale is under
Rinto Okazaki (Younger brother)


Re:member: Something That'll Never Disappear (百歳無窮)

Rintaro Okazaki(岡崎 凛太郎, Okazaki Rintarou) is the president of Okazaki Productions as well as Rinto Okazaki's older brother.



Yotsuba Aya / Kujou Aya

Aya Yotsuba (四葉 理, Yotsuba Aya) or Aya Kujo (九条 理, Kujou Aya) is Tamaki's long lost younger sister.

Much of Tamaki’s motivation comes from trying to find her, who is now 15 years old. His reason for becoming an idol was to find her–and he chose to be an idol because they often appeared on TV.

Haruki Sakura

Haruki Sakura (桜 春樹, Sakura Haruki) is Nagi's friend. He is also the person who composes ZERO's songs.

Haruki Sakura


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DeveloperBandai Namco Online
PublisherBandai Namco Online
PlatformiOS, Android
Written byNokoshi Yamada
Published byHakusensha
MagazineHana LaLa Online
Original run2015 – present
Directed byMakoto Bessho
Written byAyumi Sekine
Music byTatsuya Kato
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, SUN, TVA, TVh, TVQ, BS11
Original run January 7, 2018 – May 19, 2018
Episodes17 (List of episodes)
Directed byMakoto Bessho
Written byAyumi Sekine
Music byTatsuya Kato
Licensed byYouTube Premium (USA)
Released February 16, 2018 – March 7, 2019
Episodes8 (List of episodes)
Directed byMakoto Bessho
Written byAyumi Sekine
Music byTatsuya Kato
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, SUN, TVA, TVh, TVQ, BS11
Original run April 5, 2020 – December 27, 2020
Episodes15 (List of episodes)
Directed byMakoto Bessho
Written byAyumi Sekine
Music byTatsuya Kato
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, TVh, TVQ, BS11
Original run July 4, 2021 – present
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
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Idolish7 (アイドリッシュセブン, Aidorisshu Sebun, stylized as IDOLiSH7) is a Japanese rhythm game developed and published by Bandai Namco Online with music collaboration by Lantis for Android and iOS platforms,[1] which first released in Japan on August 20, 2015. The project features character design by Arina Tanemura.[2]Idolish7 has spawned several manga adaptations and novelizations. An anime television series adaptation by Troyca aired from January to May 2018,[3] and a second season aired from April to December 2020.[4] A third season premiered on July 2021. The album Regality connected to the series became the first album credited to a male in-story character group to top the weekly Oricon Albums Chart.[5]


The player assumes the role of Tsumugi Takanashi, an inexperienced manager for a new idol group under her father's small agency. The idol group is named "Idolish7," and consists of seven male members, each with their own unique personality and background. She must train and turn all of them into famous idols, all while struggling against the hardships of the entertainment industry.



A new idol group belonging to Takanashi Production Company. Their names contain numbers 1~7 in kanji. Their music symbols mainly consist of accidentals and dynamics.

Iori Izumi (和泉 一織, Izumi Iori)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda[6]
The rational and brilliant member of the group. Calm and polite, he is able to complete any task flawlessly, but is actually fairly sharp-tongued when he talks. He acts as a secret, second manager for the group as he advises Tsumugi on what he believes is best for the group. He originally became an idol to help fulfill his brother Mitsuki's dream, but begins to really enjoy the work and people around him. He is still in high school and attends the same school as Tamaki. It is shown that he loves cute things though he will never admit it. 17 years old.[7] His music symbol is double flat and he represents the number one.
Yamato Nikaidō (二階堂 大和, Nikaidō Yamato)
Voiced by: Yusuke Shirai[6]
The eldest member of the group and a big brother figure to the other members. He is IDOLiSH7's leader and is regarded as their "acting genius" with multiple people praising his skills. Although he appears to have an aloof personality, he is in fact very passionate inside and thinks about the other members of the group more than anyone else. He claims to hate the entertainment industry and only entered it to "get revenge" on someone, but has abandoned that motive after he sees how hard everyone works. Despite this, it is shown that he is keeping a secret. 22 years old.[7] His music symbol is sharp and he represents the number two.
Mitsuki Izumi (和泉 三月, Izumi Mitsuki)
Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga[6]
The energetic member of the group who always sets the mood and Iori's older brother. He is caring and has a chivalrous spirit. His dream is to become as big and inspirational as the legendary idol, 'Zero'. He originally failed auditions multiple times before he was accepted in Takanashi Productions which caused him to be insecure at times, but eventually he learned what his special skills are (MCing and comedy) and how he fits in to the group. He has a height complex as he is the shortest member in the group. 21 years old.[7] His music symbol is flat and he represents the number three.
Tamaki Yotsuba (四葉 環, Yotsuba Tamaki)
Voiced by: KENN[6]
The dancing genius of the group, he has great reflexes and has a dancing level equivalent to professionals. Tamaki is shown to be quite emotionally driven and aggressive, but always has good intentions. He moves at his own pace, and is just a little bit loose when it comes to being on time and keeping promises. He attends the same high school as Iori and often has to be dragged there by him. He grew up in an orphanage after his father abandoned their family and his mother died of an illness. While at the orphanage, his younger sister Aya was fostered and therefore he lost touch with her. He became an idol in order to find Aya as idols are on TV or radio often so she knew where to find him. Due to growing up poor, he has a love for King Pudding which can be used to win him over quite easily. He is part of the sub-unit, MEZZO, along with Sogo. 17 years old.[7] His music symbol is mezzo piano and he represents the number four.
Sōgo Ōsaka (逢坂 壮五, Ōsaka Sōgo)
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe[6]
The "all-rounder" member who is able to handle any song and dance with no problem. He is kind, selfless and reserved to everyone, but is the scariest member when angered. His selfless nature however has caused him to have difficulties expressing his emotions and his concerns when he begins to have a difficult time. He grew up in a wealthier family who disapproved of his love for music with the exception of his late uncle who inspired him to follow his dream of becoming an idol. Due to his rebellion, he is shown to have a strained relationship with his family. He and Tamaki form the sub-unit, MEZZO. 20 years old.[7] His music symbol is mezzo forte and he represents the number five.
Nagi Rokuya (六弥ナギ, Rokuya Nagi)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[6]
The visual member of the group who speaks in broken Japanese. He is half- Japanese and half Northmeran (a fictional northern European country). He decides to move from Northmare to Japan after he fell in love with Japanese pop culture especially Japanese animation with his favorite being Mahou Shoujo Magical★Kokona. He is fully confident in his looks, has a lot of charisma, and has a habit of immediately hitting on any girl he sees. Due to this habit, he has trouble making friends with others and deeply cares about the other members as they are his first friends. Despite his seemingly ditzy personality, he actually is very smart as he is able to speak 8 languages and is very knowledgable about political topics. 19 years old.[7] His music symbol is natural and he represents the number six.
Riku Nanase (七瀬 陸, Nanase Riku)
Voiced by: Kenshō Ono[6]
The center member of the group and is regarded as their "secret weapon." He is a very innocent and energetic, but is quite naive on how the world actually works resulting in him being a bit of a pushover. He is very direct with how he is feeling and can be insensitive at times as he is unable to read how the others around him are feeling, but is always there to help others. He has an unknown respiratory disease that has left him hospitalized for most of his life and prevents him from doing anything that is too physically intense. Despite this, he does not allow his illness to stop him and works very hard to become a top idol. It is revealed that he is the twin brother of Tenn Kujo, who left the Nanase family five years ago. He originally became an idol to understand why his brother abandoned his family to enter this business. 18 years old.[7] His music symbol is double sharp and he represents the number seven.


The rival group of Idolish7 that belongs to the Yaotome Production Company. Their names contain numbers 8~10 in kanji. Their music symbols mainly consist of clefs.

Gaku Yaotome (八乙女 楽, Yaotome Gaku)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano[6]
A young man who is named "Japan's Number One Most Desirable Man." He is the leader of Trigger and holds great pride in his group. He is quite competitive and blunt when he speaks to others, but truly is very cordial and caring. He places a great emphasis on family believing it is the most important part of life which puts him at odds with those who do not care about family bonds. He is the son of Sosuke Yaotome, the president of Yaotome Productions, who groomed at a young age to become an idol. 22 years old.[7] His music symbol is treble and he represents the number eight.
Tenn Kujō (九条 天, Kujō Tenn)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō[6]
The center of Trigger who is nicknamed "A Modern Day Angel." Off stage, he is serious and cold towards others due to his perfectionist attitude and the great pride he takes in his work. He is shown not to want to inconvenience others and values the hard work of everyone around him which is why he maintains a high level of professionalism most of the time. However, Tenn truly is a kind and selfless person who cares deeply about the people around him. It is revealed that he is the twin brother of Riku Nanase and that he left his family five years ago to pursue his dream of being the greatest idol. Despite leaving the family, he secretly cares a great deal about his little brother and always thinks about his well- being. 18 years old.[7] His music symbol is alto and he represents the number nine.
Ryūnosuke Tsunashi (十 龍之介, Tsunashi Ryūnosuke)
Voiced by: Takuya Satō[6]
The last member of Trigger and the group's "big brother" figure. Born in Okinawa, he moved to Tokyo in order to become an idol to make enough money to put his younger siblings through college and pay off his father's debts. He is marketed to the public as wild and sexy with a playboy attitude. However, Ryunosuke is the exact opposite of this as he truly is very kind, loving and shy. The gap between his true personality and his public image causes him to worry at times. He is shown to be the peacemaker when arguments break out. 23 years old.[7] His music symbol is bass and he represents the number ten.


An idol group that introduced in the second chapter of the game. Their names contain numbers 100 and 1000 in kanji. Their music symbols mainly consist of repeat signs.

Momose Sunohara (春原 百瀬, Sunohara Momose)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi[6]

Mostly known by his stage name of Momo (百), he is the energetic and easy-going member of Re:vale. He has a bit of a mischievous side and is shown to be very observant of his surroundings. According to Yuki, Momo is the kind of person who can make others happy just by being around. He wishes to protect the people dear to him in any way he can, often ignoring, however, the care and attention he needs himself. He is secretly insecure about his abilities, believing he is not worthy to be part of Re:vale, as he is not an original member. He is the boke of the pair, constantly making off the wall comments. His music symbol is the left repeat sign and he represents the number one hundred.

Yukito Orikasa (折笠 千斗, Orikasa Yukito)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana[6]

Mostly known by his stage name of Yuki (千), he is the co-founder of Re:vale as well as their songwriter. He has a cool and collected personality, but is often blunt which causes others to believe that he does not care. This is untrue as he is actually quite easygoing and looks after the younger groups, often giving them advice as well. Yuki is revealed to have been searching for his first partner for the past 5 years after he took a hit meant for Yuki and disappeared afterwards. Yuki is the tsukkomi of the pair, and follows through with interjecting Momo's Boke jokes. His music symbol is the right repeat sign and he represents the number one thousand.


An idol group that introduced in the third chapter of the game. Their names contain kanji of animals from the chinese zodiac—pig, dog, snake and tiger. Their music symbols mainly consist of musical notes with the theme of repetition and silence.

Haruka Isumi (亥清 悠, Isumi Haruka)
Voiced by: Yūya Hirose[8]
Zool's center who transfers to the same class as Iori and Tamaki. He is shown to be self-centered and demanding, believing that everyone is inferior compared to him. However, this all stems from his abandonment issues he has after his mentor abandoned him after he was deemed "unworthy" to become his adoptive son and his idol. In reality, he simply wishes to be an idol that everyone loves. His music symbol is Fermata and he represents the pig.
Tōma Inumaru (狗丸 トウマ, Inumaru Tōma)
Voiced by: Subaru Kimura[8]
Zool's lead vocalist who used to be in another band called NO_MAD. He is shown to have a strong hate for popular idols and for fans of popular idols as his old band NO_MAD disbanded after his fans abandoned the group to move onto more popular idols. Over time, he realizes that he must work harder to earn the popular the other groups have. He is seen to be quite aggressive and brash towards others. Despite his hate and personality, he is shown to be caring of his teammates and begins to value them more. His music symbol is Segno and he represents the dog.
Minami Natsume (棗 巳波, Natsume Minami)
Voiced by: Kōtarō Nishiyama[8]
A former acting prodigy, he has starred in various older movies and dramas. He is the songwriter of the group and hides his snarky personality behind a kind face and smile. He is often wishes to know what he can gain from a particular event and loves gathering intel on the more popular groups. Behind this, he is very passionate about the songs he writes and is often upset when he cannot come up with a song that satisfies him. He has a high level of professionalism and really just wants to show his talents to the world. He is does fortune telling as a hobby and is revealed to have spent some time in Northmare, Nagi's home country. His music symbol is Release pedal and he represents the snake.
Torao Midō (御堂 虎於, Midō Torao)
Voiced by: Takashi Kondō[8]
The son of a wealthy family, he had a fortunate life growing up as he was considered attractive and talented which boosted his ego. He holds a grudge against Ryunosuke Tsunashi for having a kind personality and a sexy image, something which many of his female partners told him about. This grows into hate for the entertainment industry and their fake personas and lies. However, he truly does wish to have fun with his teammates and with his work. His music symbol is Simile and he represents the tiger.

Takanashi Productions[edit]

Tsumugi Takanashi (小鳥遊 紡, Takanashi Tsumugi)
Voiced by: Satomi Satō[9] (anime)
The main protagonist and Otoharu and the late Musubi's daughter. Her father gives her the position of Idolish7's manager, and works hard to try and sell them. She's a strong girl who is positive no matter what comes her way.[7] In the game, the player assumes her role and is able to change her given name.
Otoharu Takanashi (小鳥遊 音晴, Takanashi Otoharu)
Voiced by: Susumu Chiba[6]
The president of Takanashi Productions, the agency that Idolish7 is a part of. He's kind of spacey, but is very sincere when it comes to work. He watches over the new members of his agency. He has a past with Sosuke Yaotome as they both once fought over a girl named Musubi. Eventually Musubi married Otoharu, something which Sosuke could never get over.[7]
Banri Ōgami (大神 万理, Ōgami Banri)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[6]
A talented staff member with an unknown past who keeps the agency running. A very reliable man, he supports the members of Idolish7, Tsumugi, their new manager, and all of Takanashi Productions. He was later revealed to be Yuki's previous band mate and the co-founder of Re:vale before an accident caused him to quit being an idol as seen in Idolish7: The Second Beat and in the manga "Re:member"[7]
Kinako (きなこ, Kinako)
Voiced by: Satomi Satō
A rabbit-like pet owned by Takanashi Productions.
Haruki Sakura (櫻 春樹, Sakura Haruki)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki
A Takanashi Productions composer and was close friends with Nagi.


Sōsuke Yaotome (八乙女 宗助, Yaotome Sōsuke)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
The president of Yaotome Productions, which Trigger belongs to. It is relieved that he was once in love with Musubi Takanashi, Otoharu's late wife and Tsumugi's late mother. He was never able to get over his love for her and therefore never truly valued his ex-wife and son. Due to his hate towards Otoharu, he openly hates Takanashi Productions and Idolish7. Despite his power hungry schemes to make Trigger rise to fame and the outward dismissal he has at their suggestions, he truly does care about them.
Kaoru Anesagi (姉鷺 カオル, Anesagi Kaoru)
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara
Trigger's manager.
Akihito Hyūga (日向 アキヒト, Hyūga Akihito)
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita
A Yaotome Productions composer.
Rinto Okazaki (岡崎 凜人, Okazaki Rinto)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa
Re:vale's manager.
Ryo Tsukumo (月雲 了, Tsukumo Ryo)
Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi
ŹOOĻ's manager.
Mr. Shimooka (ミスター下岡, Misutā Shimooka)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi
A TV show host whose shows Idolish7 sometimes appears on.
Takamasa Kujō (九条 鷹匡, Kujō Takamasa)
Voiced by: Kenjirō Tsuda
Tenn's adoptive father and former manager of Zero. He is revealed to be very rich and wishes to use that money to recruit potential talents that can one day surpass the legendary Zero. He is shown to be very manipulative on how he recruits his idols.
The most talked about legendary idol who disappeared 15 years ago. The reason behind his whereabouts remains to be seen.


Arina Tanemura, the game's character designer, created the characters based on information provided about their names, personalities, and theme colors. The first character she drafted was Yamato Nikaidō due to his glasses being the most distinguishable character trait and gave him short sleeves to reflect his cheerful personality. In contrast, Iori Izumi was given long sleeves because of his cool personality. Tanemura had initially drawn Iori and Mitsuki with the same hair color due to them being siblings, but a representative from Bandai Namco Entertainment had allowed her to make an exception.[10] Bandai Namco Entertainment had also envisioned Mitsuki to be a youthful-looking character.[11] Tanemura had misread that Tamaki was intended to be the shortest and most youthful character, instead submitting a more mature design; this resulted in Bandai Namco Entertainment accepting the draft and revising his personality to fit the design.[11] Sōgō was intended as the group's yandere character, and while Tanemura had difficulty incorporating that into the design, she later drew him with a thin physique to reflect a "sickly" nature.[11] Nagi was drawn with a "pretty physique" due to his half-Scandinavian ancestry.[11] Riku was originally drawn with black hair before Tanemura revised his hair color to be lighter, and his costume was the most revealing because he was the center of the group.[11] Whereas Idolish7 was designed with a white color theme, Trigger was designed with a black color theme for contrast.[11]


Studio albums[edit]


Other charted songs[edit]

Other media[edit]

Printed media[edit]

The project has released several manga and novel adaptations. A manga adaptation is drawn by Nokoshi Yamada and is serialized in Hakusensha's Hana LaLa Online since 2015.[22] The first volume was released on December 4, 2015.[23] Another manga that focuses on idol group rival of Idolish7, Trigger, is titled Idolish7: Trigger: Before The Radiant Glory (アイドリッシュセブン TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory-).[1] It is written by Bunta Tsushimi with illustrations by Arina Tanemura and was released on December 19, 2016.[24] On October 12, 2017, it was announced that a new manga adaptation by Arina Tanemura titled "Re:member", which will center around on the past of the group Re:vale. The manga launched on December 9, 2017.[25]

A novel titled Idolish7: Ryūsei ni Inoru (アイドリッシュセブン 流星に祈る) is written by Bunta Tsushimi with illustrations by Arina Tanemura.[26][22] It was released on December 4, 2015.[27]

An official fanbook was released on June 30, 2016.[28] The second fanbook was released on August 19, 2016.[29]

Video games[edit]

Bandai Namco Entertainment released a tie-in console video game titled Idolish7 Twelve Fantasia! (アイドリッシュセブン Twelve Fantasia!)" for the PlayStation Vita on February 15, 2018. The game's story takes place between the second and third story parts of the smartphone game, focusing on the Idolish7, Trigger, and Re:vale groups on a combined tour across Japan. The game's final destination is a concert at Zero Arena.[30]

Music videos[edit]

The music video for Trigger's third single, Crescent rise, was produced by Studio Trigger and released on January 27, 2020. It is part of a "Trigger X Trigger" collaboration project that was announced in September 2018.[31]


An anime adaptation was first announced during a Niconico livestream event on August 19, 2016.[1] The 17-episode anime premiered on January 7, 2018 and concluded on May 19, 2018. Makoto Bessho is directing the anime at Troyca while Ayumi Sekine is supervising the anime's scripts. Kazumi Fukagawa is adapting Arina Tanemura's original designs for animation. Ei Aoki is credited as supervisor.[3]Crunchyroll licensed the series for streaming as the anime simultaneously airs in Japan.[32]

On July 7, 2018, Idolish7 was green-lit for a second season.[33] The second season, titled Idolish7: Second Beat! aired from April 5 to December 27, 2020, with the cast and staff returning to reprise their roles.[34][35][36] On April 13, 2020, it was announced that after the fourth episode, the remaining episodes of the season had been delayed due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.[37] On August 20, 2020, it was announced that the season will resume with the third episode on October 4, 2020.[38]

On December 27, 2020, after the second season's finale, it was announced the series would be receiving a third season, titled Idolish7: Third Beat!.[39] The cast and staff are reprising their roles.[40] The third season is a split-cour series, with the first half airing from July 4 to September 26, 2021.[41][42] The second half will premiere in 2022.[43]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

Season 2: Second Beat! (2020)[edit]

Season 3: Third Beat! (2021–22)[edit]

Idolish7: Vibrato (2018–19)[edit]

In addition to the anime series, it was announced that there will be a spin-off series based on the stories from the manga and novels adaptations.[45] The series of anime shorts, titled Idolish7: Vibrato, is currently being streamed exclusively on Bandai Visual's official YouTube account as a YouTube Original, with the "first part" of the shorts focused on Trigger.[46] The first episode aired on February 16, 2018. The second to eighth episodes ran from January 17, 2019 to March 7, 2019.[47]

No. Title Original air date
1"Trigger: Before the Radiant Glory (Part 1)"February 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)[48]
2"Trigger: Before the Radiant Glory (Part 2)"January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
3"Makikomareta Otoko (Part 1)"January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
4"Makikomareta Otoko (Part 2)"January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)
5"PARTY TIME TOGETHER (Part 1)"February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
6"PARTY TIME TOGETHER (Part 2)"February 17, 2019 (2019-02-17)
7"NATSU☆Shiyō ze! (Part 1)"February 27, 2019 (2019-02-27)
8"NATSU☆Shiyō ze! (Part 2)"March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)


In 2016, Idolish7 was accused of plagiarizing artwork from several other idol-related mobile game series, more specifically The Idolmaster and Uta no Prince-sama, citing that several poses were traced or copied. Bandai Namco Entertainment released a statement on September 9 through Idolish7's official website, stating a lawyer examined the images and concluded that there was no plagiarism involved. In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment also denied allegations that the character Tsumugi was a self-insert for the character designer, Arina Tanemura.[49]


  1. ^ ab"Wish Voyage" and "Dancing Beat!" were released physically as a double A-side single.[17] The sales count and Oricon ranking reflects both songs combined.
  2. ^ ab"Heavenly Visitor" and "Diamond Fusion" were released physically as a double A-side single.[17] The sales count and Oricon ranking reflects both songs combined.
  3. ^ abcAll English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.


  1. ^ abc"Idolish7 Multimedia Project Has Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^"Full Moon's Arina Tanemura Designs Idolish 7 Game, Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ ab"Idolish7 TV Anime Reveals January 2018 Debut, Opening Scene, More of Voice Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^"IDOLiSH7 Season 2 Anime Confirms Title, Re:vale". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ abPineda, Rafael Antonio (2017-09-26). "Idolish7's Trigger Album Is 1st by Male Characters to Top Weekly Chart". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  6. ^ abcdefghijklmn"UNIT". 【公式】アイドリッシュセブン (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ abcdefghijklm"Anime Spotlight - IDOLiSH7". Anime News Network.
  8. ^ abcd"NEW GROUP". 【公式】アイドリッシュセブン第3部サイト (in Japanese).
  9. ^"TVアニメ『アイナナ』2018年1月放送決定&キービジュアル公開! ファン感謝祭公式レポも到着". ガルスタオンライン (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^Kumase, Tetsuko. "「アイドリッシュセブン」特集、種村有菜インタビュー" [Idolish7 special feature, interview with Arina Tanemura]. Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  11. ^ abcdefKumase, Tetsuko. "一番背の低い設定だったキャラクターが、一番長身に". Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  12. ^Peak chart positions on the Billboard Japan Top Albums Chart:
    • I7: "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales (September 5, 2016)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • Regality: "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales (October 2, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  13. ^Peak chart positions on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart:
  14. ^Peak chart positions on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums Chart:
  15. ^"オリコン週間 アルバムランキング 2018年04月23日~2018年04月29日 31~40位" [Oricon Weekly Album Ranking: April 23, 2018 ~ April 29, 2018 31-40]. Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  16. ^Sales figures for physical releases on the Billboard Japan Top Singles Chart:
    • "Natsu Shiyouze!": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (July 18, 2016)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Sakura Message": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (July 17, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Wish Voyage" / "Dancing Beat!": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (February 26, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Nanatsu-iro Realize": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (July 2, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Mr. Affection": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (January 20, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Secret Night": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (December 14, 2015)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Heavenly Visitor" / "Diamond Fusion": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (March 12, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Crescent Rise": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (February 10, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Koi no Kakera": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (May 23, 2016)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Dear Butterfly": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (December 4, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Ame": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (April 2, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Poisonous Gangster": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (September 11, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Bang! Bang! Bang!": "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales (January 27, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  17. ^ abcPeak chart positions on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart:
  18. ^Peak chart positions on the Billboard Japan Hot 100:
    • "Monster Generation": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (December 14, 2015)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Natsu Shiyouze!": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (July 18, 2016)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Sakura Message": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (July 17, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Wish Voyage" / "Dancing Beat!": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (February 26, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Nanatsu-iro Realize": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (July 2, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Mr. Affection": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (January 20, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Secret Night": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (December 14, 2015)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Heavenly Visitor" / "Diamond Fusion": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (March 12, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Crescent Rise": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (February 10, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Koi no Kakera": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (May 23, 2016)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Dear Butterfly": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (December 4, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Ame": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (April 2, 2018)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Poisonous Gangster": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (September 11, 2017)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
    • "Bang! Bang! Bang!": "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart (January 27, 2020)". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  19. ^Peak chart positions on the Billboard Japan Hot Animation:

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