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Ichigo Hoshimiya
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Japanese Name 星宮 いちご
Romanized Name Hoshimiya Ichigo
English Name Ichigo Hoshimiya
Statistics
Age 13-14 (S1)
15-16 (S2)
16-17 (S3)
Gender Female
Affiliation Starlight Academy
Soleil (S1, S2, S3)
STAR☆ANIS (S1)
Aikatsu8 (S2)
2wingS (S2)
Dream Star (S2)
Occupation Idol
Student
Birthday March 15
Blood Type O
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game Data Carddass Aikatsu! Part 1
Anime Episode 1
Voice Actress/Actor
Seiyū Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese)
Lis Kurniasih (Indonesian)
Singing Voice Waka from STAR☆ANIS (Japanese)
Melodi from JKT 48 (Indonesian)
"My passionate Idol Activities, 'Aikatsu!' is starting!"

– Ichigo's anime opening prologue.

Ichigo Hoshimiya (星宮 いちご Hoshimiya Ichigo?) is the main protagonist of the first and second season of Aikatsu, and a student of Starlight Academy. She is cheerful and has a cute personality. Ichigo is a cute-type idol whose primary brand is Angely Sugar. At first, she was an idol working solo but was later put into a unit called Soleil (ソレイユ Soreiyu?) with Aoi Kiriya and Ran Shibuki. In Episode 93, she and Seira Otoshiro become the duo unit, 2wingS. As of Aikatsu! The Movie, Ichigo is now the top ranking idol, replacing Mizuki and breaking the latter's three-year streak.

Bio

Ichigo was a middle school freshman and a coworker of her family's bento shop. She spent most of her time helping out her mother, Ringo Hoshimiya - serving customers with the family's tasteful bento meals. Because of this, she developed an interest in judging food. Her best friend was Aoi Kiriya, an intelligent girl with a knowledge for idols. Ichigo often acknowledged her as an "Idol expert" or "Idol professor," due to her dedication within the random of idols.

Ichigo was generally carefree, and all she did was help out her mother in her bento shop. She wasn't really into being an idol, but after seeing Mizuki's performance with Aoi and her little brother Raichi, who was also a fan of idols, she was inspired by it. Encouraged by Aoi, Raichi, and her mother, Ichigo joined Starlight Academy to begin her career as an idol.

She is optimistic and workes hard to become a top idol. She doesn't have much knowledge about the entertainment world, so she always has Aoi teach her. As she accomplished many activities at Starlight Academy, Ichigo learns what it means to be a true idol.

When performing her entrance exams, Ichigo was able to perform a Special Appeal as stated by her headmistress, while Aoi was able to answer all questions correctly in the written exam. Her entrance number was 367.

Appearance

Ichigo has long, wavy blonde hair that reaches her waist. She's almost always seen wearing her trademark red headband with a large, red bow. As a student of Starlight Academy, she wears a standardized uniform for each season. While exercising, her hair is tied up in pigtails, and she wears a white tracksuit with pink sleeves and accents. When wearing casual clothing, her clothes are usually pink and cute.

As an idol, Ichigo is a cute type who uses Angely Sugar. Despite that, she has worn many coords from other brands; eg. Futuring Girl in Episode 17, Spicy Ageha in Episode 21 and Episode 23, and Swing Rock in Episode 52 and Episode 53.

Personality

Ichigo is the typical female anime protagonist. She's a cheerful, gung-ho girl, whose always willing to help out friends and strangers alike. A stubborn airhead, but definitely shares certain characteristics with her mother, Ringo. Her Achille's heel is that she can push herself too much, which can make her lose sight of her original goal at times. She's very straight-forward, and sometimes has difficulty understanding certain situations, but her determination and hard work allow her to overcome any and all obstacles that hinder her. One of Ichigo's most defining personality quirks is her love for food. This is a running gag throughout the series, since there isn't a single dish she dislikes, and she has a humongous appetite, which is a trait she inherited from her father.

Ichigo's personality is known to be most as the moe type, meaning that she is, above all, cute. She displays the some of the most common traits like air headed-ness, determination, cheerfulness, and in some cases genius-level abilities.

Plot

Becoming an Idol

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Ichigo helping out in her family's bento shop

Ichigo was first introduced in Episode 1 working with her mother and brother in their family's bento shop. After the shop closes, Ichigo insists on helping her mother clean the counter. Ringo tells her daughter that she needs to find something she wants to do for herself, but Ichigo replies that her dream is to run the bento shop too. She then goes upstairs to find her brother secretly looking at some photos. In an attempt to see, she accidentally spills juice on Raichi's pictures which were revealed to be pictures of Mizuki Kanzaki. Clearly frustrated, Raichi starts telling Ichigo how amazing she is and that he was not able to get tickets for her concert. So Ichigo asks Aoi for some aid and the three of them are able to go to the concert.

The next day, after seeing Mizuki's performance, Ichigo becomes entranced. Aoi comes over and explains to her about Starlight Academy and how they are going to take the entrance exams together. At first she is hesitant, but her mother tells her it is okay to do what she wants. The two girls then start their special training to get accepted into Starlight Academy. On the day of the entrance exams, she chooses the Pink Stage Coord and begins her audition. She uses a special appeal during her audition, which amazes Mizuki and Orihime. Ichigo successfully passes the entrance exams with Aoi, marking their start on the path to becoming idols.

As an Idol

Ichigo completes many auditions with Ran and Aoi, and also is in the movie Stylish Thief Swallowtail with Otome. In Episode 35, she auditions for Tristar with Ran and Aoi, but Ran wins the audition.. Later on, it was announced that Ichigo and Aoi were to be in an idol unit together. Ran leaves Tristar two episodes after winning the auditions to join them. In Episode 39, Tristar and Soleil then merged into a single unit named STAR☆ANIS, with Powa Powa Puririn, although Shion Kamiya doesn't join in order to focus on her acting career.

As time goes on, the Starlight Queen Cup is soon announced, and Soleil begs Johnny to train them like he trained Mizuki, yet only then does Ichigo discover how strict the training Mizuki had gone through. This also leads to her to finding out that her mother was Miya, an idol part of the legendary idol duo, Masquerade, along with Hime (who is actually Orihime). She also obtained her second premium rare coord, the Star Festival Coord with the Starlight Tiara as its accessory card. Ichigo passed the cup until the final, having final match with Mizuki. There, Mizuki won and Ichigo held a special farewell concert. After the concert, she leaves Japan for a new adventure in search of more burning Aikatsu in America.

At the end of episode 51, Ichigo returns to Japan. She takes Aoi's role as Starlight Academy's representative, and manages to perform a Constellation Appeal onstage, which surprises everyone. Ichigo grows curious about Seira, as she infiltrates Dream Academy to know more. Ichigo and Seira put more intense battles, like in Swing Rock Model Audition, Kouhaku Uta Gassen and Star-Dream Idol Festival-Carnival, in which most of them end up in draw.

Entering High School

Upon entering Starlight Academy's High School Division in episode 76, Ichigo, Aoi and Ran are chosen by Headmistress Orihime to judge the Audition Caravan which travels across Japan finding some new students of the next generation at Starlight. They travel across Japan and finally it's the day of the last round of auditions at Starlight Academy. They end up meeting a girl who is a massive Ichigo superfan, even wearing her hair like Ichigo's. This girl's name was Akari Ōzora (who later came to be the main protagonist of Aikatsu! season three). Even after making multiple obvious mistakes, Ichigo told Aoi and Ran that she saw a small light in Akari; the light of an idol. This then results in Akari winning the Audition and gaining entry into Starlight Academy.

Relationships

Aoi has been Ichigo's best friend since 5th grade, when they met during a festival after Aoi watched Ichigo dancing to Guppy (an idol) and noticed that she was dancing incorrectly. However, when she saw how much fun Ichigo was having, she soon joined in. Despite the fact that Ichigo relies heavily on her best friend, she always lends a shoulder for Aoi in times of emotional support. Both Ichigo and Aoi, along with Ran; love to have fun in Aikatsu, and Aoi was also Ichigo's group mate in Soleil when the unit was first made.
Ran is Ichigo's other closest friend, as well as the third and last group mate of Soleil. Even after learning about Ran's title (Beautiful Blade) and finding out how cold and cool she was, Ichigo was very persistent with her in hopes of getting to know the model better. Eventually, Ran's ice-queen persona began to melt and slowly, over time, began to warm up to and befriend them. Ran is very tsundere-like with Ichigo and is often the one to called her out on her silly ideas or thoughts.
Mizuki is the one Ichigo admires, and Mizuki herself finds Ichigo very interesting. She sees the potential in Ichigo and because of this, they are rivals but in a friendly manner. In season 2, when Mizuki leaves Starlight Academy and takes a break in idoling, Ichigo said that she hopes that one day, she can stand on the stage with her again.
Raichi is Ichigo's little brother, who is a huge fan of Mizuki, influencing Ichigo to become a fan herself. He adores the world of idols and has a huge crush on Aoi, but sometimes admits not to have very much confidence in Ichigo as an idol. As the series goes on, he starts to develop more confidence in Ichigo not just as an idol, but as an older sister too.
Ringo is Ichigo's mother. She used to be worried that her own dream influenced Ichigo and because of that wanted her daughter to go and find her own passionate dream to follow. When Raichi informed her that Ichigo wanted to be an idol, Ringo knew that Ichigo thought she was in the way of Ichigo's dream and encouraged her to do what she wanted to do. It is later revealed that she was once part of the legendary idol unit, Masquerade, under the stage name Miya. Her aura is composed of primrose flowers, similar to Ichigo's.
Taichi is Ichigo's father, who is often traveling due to business. He often gives seemingly wild tales about what goes on during his travels. But because he never lies, his stories, however unbelievable they seem, are apparently true. It is said that Ichigo's love of food came from him, and it's also possible that some of her her features were inherited from her father also.
Asuka is the top designer of Angely Sugar, Ichigo's preferred brand, and is a very close friend of both Ichigo and her mother. Ichigo helps out Asuka with many Angely Sugar-related promotionals and offers inspiration for her designs.
Seira is Ichigo's new rival and partner that debuted in Season Two. They continued a friendly rivalry but also built a new friendship. Together, they become a duo unit, named 2wingS and finally defeated Mizuki and Mikuru's unit WM during the Twinkle Star Cup.
Akari is one of Ichigo's biggest fans (along with Aoi) and her kōhai. Ichigo saw a light in Akari in her audition performance and continues to see that light. She admits that she often learns something from Akari despite being her mentor, but continues to guide her in her path to idol-dom just as Mizuki did for her.
Ichigo and Naoto are shown to have a steady friendship throughout the series. He would often offer her advice and would commonly help her with her ideas no matter how ridiculous they were.

Etymology

Hoshimiya (星宮?) Hoshi (?) means star. This is probably a reference to her dream to become an Idol. Miya (?) means shrine. As a result, her teacher Johnny Bepp calls her "Star-miya".

Ichigo (いちご?) means strawberry; it has been noted many times in the anime. This name comes after her mother's name, Ringo, which means apple and is also related to the fact Raichi (Lychee) is also a fruit related name.

Trivia

  • Sign: Pisces
  • Favorite Food: Nori Bento (Seaweed Bento) and Strawberry Parfait
  • Disliked Food: None
  • Special Skill: Preparing and Cooking food.
  • Her aura is composed of pink and orange blooming primrose flowers along with blue and pink pearls.
    • She is the third idol to have a major change in her aura, preceded by Aoi and Ran. As of Episode 64, blue and silver ribbons with a striking resemblance to scales (a possible allusion to Ichigo's first Premium Rare Constellation dress, the Mermaid Pisces Coord), as well as crystal hearts decorated with flowers are added to her aura which spirals around her instead of flowing from her.
  • Ichigo's lucky charm is a rice scoop.
    • In Episode 74 her rice scoop was revealed to be used as a lucky charm by the students of Starlight Academy after she left for America due to it seemingly possessing powers of luck that have appeared a few times in the series.
  • She can tell what type of rice she's eating and how it was cooked with just one bite.
    • This ability appears to not be limited to just rice as shown in Episode 75 where she accurately determined the flavor of a macaroon with just one bite.
  • She is capable of telling time with her stomach.
  • In the novel, Ichigo is seen to have brown-orange eyes instead of pink-red.
  • She shares her birthday with Umi Sonoda from Love Live!.
  • In Episode 11, she has been shown to be a bad liar.
  • Whenever Ichigo has something she can't say, she stuffs her face to keep quiet.
  • In Episode 93, Makina, Swing Rock's top designer, revealed that Ichigo was famous in the rock industry, where she's considered to be an "idol with a spine."
  • As of Aikatsu! The Movie, she has the most Premium Rare dresses, with five.
  • In Season 3, Ichigo replaces Mizuki's position as the top idol/mentor of Starlight Academy.
  • She is one of the two main characters who doesn't share her singing voice with other characters, next to Akari.
  • As of Season 3, she has her own radio talk show.
  • She is the third idol to use an object (the Crystal Mic in Aikatsu! The Movie) in a performance, followed by Miyabi Fujiwara who used fans in hers and preceded by Yurika and Seira, who both used a microphone.
  • She has a similar face appearance with Regina from Doki Doki! Pretty Cure.

Gallery

Main article: Ichigo Hoshimiya/Image Gallery

Quotes

  • "Back then, I would have never imagined that I, someone like me, could become an idol!"

    – Ichigo Hoshimiya, Episode 1.

  • "This is so much fun! I want to be here forever!"

    – Ichigo's first impression as she performed on a stage for the first time.

  • "Love is power!"

    – Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, and Otome after passed a Special Audition.

  • "Now I can overcome two meters!"

    – Ichigo getting pumped up.

  • "I believe that there's no such thing as a fan you can't see!"

    – Ichigo to King in Episode 44

  • "I may be frustrated that I lost, but I'm still unbelievably happy right now. I've been supported by so many people that I'm overflowing with motivation."

    – Ichigo's last words as the Starlight Queen Cup was concluding after Mizuki was declared the winner for the third straight year.

  • "Then I better work hard and pull more ahead so you won't be able to catch up."

    – Episode 52

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