Okay but Himari could've just . . . borrowed one of the others' textbooks instead of barging into the haunted school after dark but I guess Afterglow simply have a collective desire to become delinquents
To enter this contest, all you will need to do is make an activity on a Circles website that features a character from a Circles website, and share the photo with the tag, "PetiteIdolStudioSummer"!
How to post an activity with a hashtag on School Idol Tomodachi?
Follow this guide and make sure you write "PetiteIdolStudioSummer" (without the # sign) anywhere in the content of your activity.
How to post an activity on Bandori Party, Cinderella Producers or Stardust Run?
Click the button that says "Add activity" on the homepage. Make sure you check the checkbox "PetiteIdolStudioSummer" under "Tags". You can add other tags if you want.
How to post an activity on Maji Love Collection?
Because Maji Love Collection is not launched yet, you can enter on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag "#PetiteIdolStudioSummer" and mention @MajiLoveCollect. Make sure your account is public, or we won't be able to see your entry!
Minimum of one photo per entry, multiple photos allowed, no max.
Multiple entries are allowed, but there will only be one prize per winner.
Only activities posted after the contest starts and before the contest ends will count.
You can submit videos, texts or any other kind of multimedia, but your entry needs to contain at least one photo.
General rules of activities apply.
You may enter in a single category or multiple categories. You don't need to specify it.
How to Win?
Show off your photography skills with the best location, perfect lightning, best angle and overall beautiful photo!
Stick to the summer theme, drive to the nearest beach, or wait for a sunny day to take your merch to the best summer party they've ever had! (Or sickest winter slopes, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)
After stocking up on merch for so long, today's your time to brag! Show off your extensive collection and dedication to your favorite idols to win!
You have until the end of the giveaway to get as many "likes" as you can on your activity. So share it with all your friends to get likes!
School Idol Tomodachi
With Love Live! merch, including Aqours, µ's, PDP idols, and any other side characters or voice actresses.
With BanG Dream! merch, including all members of all bands, even bands outside of the GBP game and voice actresses.
If you're not interested in any of the official merch we have, you can get a custom digital drawing or edit instead
What if it isn’t summer where I live?
Hey mate, you are free to do winter instead, and will be able to enter the "Summertime Sweetheart" category just like the other summer pictures. We just want you to capture the essence of your current season!
I don't feel like taking summer-themed photos, can I just take normal photos of my merch?
Yes. It will not qualify for the "Summertime Sweetheart" category, but you still have a chance to win in the other categories!
Do I need a good camera and good photography skills?
Any camera will do. If the quality ends up not being so good, you won't be able to win the "Picture Perfect Idol" category, but you can still use your creativity and take your chance to win in the other categories!
What if I don't have a lot of merch?
You don’t need “a lot” to do well in this contest! Even one item is fine. It might not get you to win the "SUPER OSHI" category, but we care about quality over quantity, so get creative, and see what summer-themed things you can create, or show off your photography skills!
What if I don't have any merch, at all?
Get creative, create your own! Printed characters work too! (As long as you use official images, your own art, or fan-art with the artist's consent + credit)
Do I have to use official merch only, or fan-made are allowed?
Fan-made merch are allowed, but we insist that you should do your best to find the artist and link to their store. Of course, you are also allowed to use your own merch.
Can I re-use old photos?
Yes, but they need to match the theme and you need to take them yourself. We might ask you for proof or retakes if we can't say for sure that you took them, and we may eliminate you if we find out you didn't.
I am not able to give you my address, can I still participate and get a prize?
We will be able to give you a digital prize instead, so feel free to join.
Most BanG Dream! characters are not idols, and Pokémon are not idols, can I still enter with a BanG Dream! / Pokémon themed photo?
Yes! We are aware that not all of them are idols, but we use this word because it's an easy shortcut.
Do I need to specify which category I'm entering?
You don't need to specify which categories you're entering.
Can I photoshop or edit my photos to add decoration, stickers, etc.?
You may add decorations, stickers, or do any kind of post-processing if you'd like. However, for the "Summertime Sweetheart" category, we will only take into account summer-themed decorations that are in the actual photo.
Can I include people in the photo?
Yes, you can include whatever you want in the photo as long as it's aligned with the general rules for activities and it contains some merch of any kind.
Any other question?
Reply in the comments section and we will do our best to help you.
I've only been part of the Bandori fandom since its WW release, but Misaki has already wormed her way into my heart with a speed and intensity that's frankly terrifying. If given the time, I could scream about her for days on end, but I've tried my best to condense it all down to something that's vaguely coherent, haha. This is very long, but I worked hard on it, so it would make me really happy if y'all could read it and give me a chance to explain how deserving Misaki is of your love ♡.
Let's start off with a quick introduction! Okusawa Misaki is a first year at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School, in the same class as Kokoro. She is a Libra, and her birthday is on October 1st, ironically making her the youngest member of Harohapi. Her favourite food is anything from a family restaurant, since anything on their menus is a safe and tasty choice! On the other hand, she won't eat anything with cilantro in it. She's in the tennis club, and sews felt dolls for her little sister in her spare time. She's also taught the rest of HaroHapi to make them - they all gave Kanon felt dolls for her birthday recently! Misaki's motto for living life is "nanigoto mo hodohodo ga ii" (everything in moderation) - she doesn't like exerting herself. But that seems to have changed since joining HaroHapi, even if she won't admit it~
Misaki was training for her part time job - handing out flyers in the Michelle costume - when she was involuntarily scouted by Kokoro to become the DJ of Hello, Happy World! She had quite a rocky start with them at first, with Kokoro forgetting her name all the time and the sanbaka not hiding the fact that they liked Michelle much more than her.
Despite all this, despite the fact that she didn't join of her own volition, and even despite the fact that she likes to live life moderately, Misaki works so, so ridiculously hard for the band! She regularly does a physically strenuous activity like DJ-ing in an extremely hot and heavy suit, she writes both the songs and lyrics for HHW (based on Kokoro's ideas, but she might as well be speaking an alien language for how hard Misaki has to work to decipher them, haha), she books all their studio rehearsals and lives, she endures the loneliness and alienation of having to live a double life, and she does all this knowing her efforts will never be fully recognised, as long as the sanbaka don't know she's Michelle. When I first saw Misaki, her DJ and soft futch aesthetic made her stand out to me, but it was really the way she does so much and never asks for anything in return that cemented her as my best girl! (There's this one live interaction in which Kanon calls out, "Misaki-chan!" (not "Michelle", like the rest of HaroHapi), and Misaki answers, "Thank you, Kanon-san..." in such an exhausted and sad voice that my heart just broke???)
Joining HaroHapi has been really good for Misaki, though! It's so inspiring and heart-warming to watch her character develop so wholesomely because of the band ♡. Misaki used to be a very mild person who didn't get passionate about many things, and who tended to dismiss things as impossible before she tried them. But HaroHapi has really expanded her world~ It's so cute to see how fired up she was in the Hello, My Happy World event, even going so far as to help with maintenance to secure the live venue! Not only that - Misaki has also become more patient and more of a creative thinker from dealing with the sanbaka. DJ-ing inside Michelle has even made her a better dancer and tennis player!
Having said all of this, it's so, so evident that despite how pessimistic and tsundere Misaki acts, she loves her band with all her heart. When the suits were going to arrange a live for HHW, Misaki remembered Kokoro's earnest feelings of wanting to rely on their own efforts and stopped them. When she's out shopping, Misaki thinks to buy gifts for her band members to make them happy! She willingly changed into her Michelle persona to calm her band members down when they were nervous before a live. She even cried when she admitted that she hated seeing the HaroHapi members sad (look at that red face and frustrated pout!! So cute aaa...) The Hello, My Happy World event is also incredibly significant in showing this. Misaki admits that seeing HHW happy makes her happy, that she likes doing lives with them, and outright says that she treasures them! (You know I astral projected into the stars in this moment, lmao.) Her love for her band is just so precious, and it's a huge part of why I love her so much~
Now that I've gotten the big stuff out of the way, here's a list of Misaki's quirks that I find endearing, and which really round out her character!
She has a strong sense of responsibility! In the beginning, Misaki only stayed in the band because she didn't want to leave Kanon at the mercy of Kokoro's antics. Misaki also worked really hard organising the live in the Hello, My Happy World event because she was the one to suggest it. And this hilarious 1koma as well~
Despite how blunt she can be at times, Misaki really cares about the people around her. She tried to reassure Hagumi when she was worried about liking girly things! And she's especially supportive of and gentle with shyer people like Kanon and Rimi. She praises Kanon's playing, is considerate of her tiredness after the Phantom Thief events, and helps her find her way when she gets lost! (Which is pretty often, poor Kanon, haha.) And Misaki's voice is always so gentle and warm in her live interactions with Rimi, it makes my heart flutter~
Misaki is an amazing big sister who's really good with kids! She loves making felt dolls for her little sister, and tries to preserve Hagumi's innocence, which ends up with her inventing this ridiculously endearing Michelle persona. Misaki is truly the mum friend of HaroHapi! (Funny when you remember she's the youngest, isn't it?)
Not a quirk, but I think there really can't be a better seiyuu for Misaki than Kurosawa Tomoyo. She brings out every facet of Misaki's character perfectly - her low-pitched, cynical internal monologue, the awkward stiltedness of her love confession in Phantom Thief and her Michelle persona, the gentle and patient tone she uses for Kanon and Rimi, and even the rare moments when she's happy or excited! Moyochi's voice for Misaki is so beautifully husky and honey-smooth~ i'm jsut.......... gay y'all
Despite her straightforward manner, Misaki is surprisingly conscious of etiquette! She won't call Kanon without the -san honorific just because she's her senpai.
She doesn't really have much self-esteem - she thinks it's amazing that people can remember her birthday, and believes she's too ordinary to shine on stage with HaroHapi as herself, which is why she won't get out of Michelle. This hurts my heart a lot because I think Misaki is so incredible and shines so brightly and deserves everything I JUST WANNA GIVE HER A HUG AND TELL HER SHE MEANS THE WORLD... ;;;u;;;;
Anyway, I think this got way more incoherent towards the end, sorry about that! There are a thousand more reasons to love Misaki that I could name, but this has gone on for long enough, holy crap. Seriously, if you've made it this far, you deserve a gold medal and ALL OF MY LOVE.
I just hope I've managed to bump Misaki a few ranks up in all of your lists, or at least gotten y'all to appreciate her more as a character! There can never be enough love for Misaki~ ♡
EDIT: I totally forgot to say this, but do you ever just think about how ridiculously amazing and talented Misaki is as a DJ and composer? She literally learned something as complicated as DJ-ing in less than a month (assuming that's how much time passed before HaroHapi's first live)! And if you've listened to any HHW song, you'll hear that they're far from simple songs?? HaroHapi is the band with the most complex instrumentation that goes far beyond just the typical rock band arrangement - they have horns, strings, basically a full orchestra in most of their songs! Just how incredible is Misaki to have learned such complex orchestration and composition techniques in such a short time?
I'm a composition student, and let me tell you, it is NOT EASY. I'm not joking when I say I had a breakdown in the process of writing a relatively simple flute-clarinet duet for an assignment, simply because I wasn't familiar with either instrument and the sheer scope of research I needed to do to write well for them was overwhelming. I'm pretty damn sure Misaki doesn't play every single instrument in the orchestra, so to quickly pick up on composing for a whole ensemble, and so sophisticatedly at that, is just unbelievable. NOT ONLY THAT, she also probably had to learn to create the tracks electronically in a music production program, and then mix/master everything so it's ready to be played from her DJ turntables. Y'all I just... can't find the words to describe how much I love this incredible girl sometimes... i cry myself to sleep thinking about one (1) okusawa misaki every night
Since everyone is sharing unpopular opinions, I'm gonna share one from me,mainly because I don't have much unpopular opinions.
PoPiPa is the best band and it doesn't get enough love. It's characters are all really great and their friendship is really heartwarming. I love a lot of things about everyone in there.
I like Kasumi's enthusiasm and energy, and how she never gives up to fulfill her goal and find that sparkling heart-pounding feeling she wants.
I like how Arisa, despite beinga tsun, deeply cares for her friends. Even if she is a bit harsh to them, she deeply cares for them despite always yelling at them and not admiting it.
I like how Rimi-Rin always tries her hardest to overcome her shyness and how hard she works. And even if she usually feels pessimistic about how good she is playing the bass, the rest of PoPiPa always make sure to reasure her and tell her she is always helpful.
I like O-tae's dorkyness and how she is always lighting up the mood. Everything she says always makes me smile. I also really like how she's a good guitar teacher to Kasumi and helps her when she needs it.
Finally, I like how Saaya is always looking over everyone in PoPiPa, like a sweet big sister, and always wants to make everyone feel better. I also like how she just helps everyone because she doesn't want to be a burden for anyone, so she always works hard. I even remember one of her overworld conversations with Rimi which was about why she chose to play drums and her answer was too pure. She said she chose drums because she is behind and has a good sight of everyone in the band so she can look over everyone. That's just the purest answer ever.
I think I stayed so much talking about why I love PoPiPa, that this became more of a PoPiPa apreciation post rather than an unpopular opinion. But I just hope I left my opinion clear.
tl;dr I love PoPiPa and every character from the band and they deserve more recognition.
EDIT: Okay, why is this suddenly getting attention again?
Today's Garupa Pico episode is all I could ever ask for, like, I cant belive we got all of the drummers interacting together! I can't wait to see the Guitarrists and the Bassists interacting with each other. That has always been my dream!
nobody told me drsgon night was going to be this hot
this song. SLAPS!!!!!!!!!! boyyyyyy i am hella hyped bc of trhis song, why does it go so hard??? oh my goodness y’all this song has me messing up my FC cause im legit dancing as i try to play. like. what the heckkkk i wasnt expecting this.
hhw is so special bc they have a dj, and sometimes u forget that misaki is doing so much in every song to make up for the lack of a keyboardist. but then u hear this joint and its like u know, only a great dj can pull off something as dope as this. this song is like almost entirely misakis dj’ing skills, kokoro is actually quiet for so much of the song. its just a dj wonderland on this joint with hella rich bass and electornic ambience, and oh my goodne sS hoOooOOOOOOO00000000oOOo. thats some good dj’ing right there if i do say so myself misaki is so critical to hhw’s distinctiveness that its not even funny.
this song is hella mixed and mastered too if u listen carefully, which means either misaki did it or she got in touch w/ some professionals. either way shes just such a pro when it comes to music, and this song really demonstrates that “brilliant but reluctant” aspect about her. like u never would imagine misaki making a joint like this but there she go. and the joint slaps. and im hitting my milly rock as i type this. and there shE goOoO
ok im calm again just wanted to declare that i am officially certifying dragon night as 100% heat. i like it even more than some afterglow songs fam thats a serious statement