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|Birthday||January 1 (Capricorn)|
|Three Sizes||B 80, W 57, H 80|
|Favorite Food||Matcha flavored candy|
|Disliked Food||Salisbury steak|
|Debut||Season 1 Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice Actress/Actor|
|English Voice Actress/Actor|
Dia Kurosawa is one of the nine main characters of Love Live! Sunshine!!. She is a third-year in Uranohoshi Girls' High School. Her image color is red. She is a member of AZALEA, a sub-unit under Aqours.
She is a third-year student who is the president of the student council. She is from an old family involved in fishing management whose name is well-known around the area. The Kurosawa family also owns a number of companies including real estate, entertainment, human resources and restaurant management.
Dia has a younger sister named Ruby Kurosawa.
In the anime, Dia initially rejects the idea of an idol club because of Chika's incompetence and inexperience, chastising her for her lack of idol knowledge. It is later revealed that it was her past failure as a school idol that caused her to try and prevent Chika's idol club from happening.
Dia is a very refined and mature young woman who tends to speak in a formal style of Japanese. She regards all of her friends with politeness, referring to each of them as "-san." Hardworking and a bit of a perfectionist, Dia dislikes it when things are done sloppily or incorrectly. She is also very meticulous regarding small details, as far as going on tirades regarding the unorthodox reading of certain Kanji.
Though always trying to remain calm and collected, she tends to become overly zealous when school idols are involved, as she is very passionate about the subject. She wants nothing less than total success for Aqours, and constantly pushes herself and her friends to be the best they can possibly be in order to achieve their goals. Despite being short-tempered and brash at times, Dia genuinely cares for each of her friends, particularly her younger sister Ruby, whom she is very protective and nurturing of.
Clubs and Hobbies
She is Uranohoshi Girls' High School's Student Council President. She is skilled in playing the Yamatogoto, and Kitsuke, the art of wearing a kimono. Her hobbies are watching movies and reading. She is also revealed to be an avid fan of school idols, namely μ's, although she wouldn't admit it at first.
- Note: Dengeki G's Magazine is a monthly magazine that is part of the Love Live! and Love Live! Sunshine!! multimedia projects. As it is usually the first source of news for all major projects under these titles, its monthly sections will detail how the project has progressed over time. The issues are usually published a month ahead of time. For example, the July 2010 issue would've been released on 30th May 2010.
|Aqours DIARY: Everyone's Diary (March 2017)|
Caption: Uh, um―
Oh, I can’t take this.
Th- there isn’t really a deep meaning to this.
For always supporting me.
Oh, no― don’t look at me.
As long as you don’t look at me― I can be calm.
Next time we meet,
If you’ll keep it, then next year…
|HAPPY PARTY TRAIN|
The place I would want to go to is a city with a big art museum. I think I want to spend time leisurely there, feeling the flow of history and the exquisite exhibits around me. I’m certain I’ll even lose track of time passing by. Learning through the past - as always, good things stand the test of time. Would you like to join me?
Places I would like to travel to: Paris, Madrid and London.
|Aqours DIARY: Everyone's Diary (October 2017)|
|Aqours's Gallery (Nov 2017)|
MESSAGE FROM DIA
|Question & Answer Corner|
|Do you take any lessons outside?|
Asked by ハマチャさん @Twitter
I've had them since childhood. My lessons started on June 6th when I was 6 years old--- I remember waiting impatiently for that day, and being brought to meet my koto teacher. Aside from that, I've had tea ceremony and flower-arrangement lessons too, of course. Piano, ballet, official document writing, and English. I loved English lessons the most. Everyone would gather and do things like sing songs or play games, it's very normal but even so--- it was fun.
If you were to create a mascot character for yourself, what sort of design would you use?
A rabbit. A white rabbit would be nice. And then--- because I like kimonos--- I think a design like the Japanese Ichimatsu doll would be good. And it should be made with a material that has a fluffy feeling. The costume's image color would be red, gold, and black. How about that? It's gorgeous but it would be fine if it properly conveys the chic and neat aura that I exude. I would definitely hate a loose character, okay?
Is everyone in the Kurosawa clan named after gemstones from generation to generation?
No, that's not quite the case. Our female relatives, their names are all comparatively more old-fashioned and Japanese-style. The reason we're named Dia and Ruby is just a mere preference of our father. I wonder what would've happened if our parents had given birth to another girl? Though I feel that Emerald sounds quite impossible---
What are the pros and cons of having your birthday on January 1st?
Let's see, I don't really pay special attention to my birthday but--- it almost feels as if the entire nation is celebrating my birthday, the congratulatory atmosphere is something I rather like. The disadvantage is--- maybe the fact that being close to Christmas and New Year, the entire present-giving season is clumped together. Even though there are things I want in summer too, this troubles me.
Dia-san looks beautiful with long hair, but have you always kept it long since you were young?
Ever since I was young, I've always followed my family's wishes for me to learn things such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and traditional dance--- So I've never had my hair cut short before, not even once. The truth is that Ruby was supposed to have it that way as well, but just before she entered middle school, she willfully quit everything and cut her hair in that style. Though her current hairstyle suits her too, it's a pity.
Normally, what do you talk about with Ruby-chan?
Ruby and I don't really talk about the same things--- so I don't really talk to her that much. Things like "Good morning" or "Welcome back"--- Just on the level of greetings? Fufu--- Ah, and I also just point out to her when she's forgotten something, or when she needs to adjust her uniform's skirt--- things like that♡ I don't really know much about the idols that girl loves.
What did you dream of becoming when you were a child?
The princess of a family presiding over a castle---♡ Rather than a dream--- I was absolutely certain it would become true, but it seems like it's the wrong time period for that. Hehe--- That's right, I have a cute side to me that you wouldn't expect from how I look too♪ Aside from that, perhaps I also slightly aspired to becoming a school teacher.
Were there any times when the perfectionist Dia-san messed up?
"Such a thing couldn't possibly happen to me, you know?" is what I would like to say but--- Of course, it's a given that there were times like that. I'm not so foolish as to be unable to recognize my own mistakes. The biggest mistake I made recently was when Ruby asked me to help her do her book report as part of her summer vacation homework. It seems that she got found out as I did it way too well. Even though I thought I had dropped the standard enough as it was--- That girl really makes me feel anxious about her all the time!
What kind of movies do you like?
I often watch war movies. Ah, though I said that--- Of course I didn't mean the kind with planes and bombs flying about, but rather social commentary movies that show the tragedies of war, the Holocaust and the like. When I watch them--- it feels like something pierces my chest and stays there. It makes me want to live each day with all my might and to the best of my abilities.
For what reason did you become student council president?
Because aside from me--- there was no one else to do it. And the teacher asked me to run for presidency--- How to put it, that's just the way it's always been. Whenever it comes to roles like class representative, for some reason I can feel everyone's gazes telling me "It's gotta be Dia-san, right?"--- There's no way around it, right. But well, roles like the student council president, it's the same no matter who does it right? I've been doing my duties flawlessly every day♡
I've heard that your father named you, but could you tell us the origin of your name?
It is a custom handed down for generations in the Kurosawa family for girls born in the family to be named after precious gemstones. It holds the meaning of the girls being the treasures of the family, but--- that has changed slightly. It's now written in Katakana, but it seems like in the past it was Japanese names. If that was the case, then Ruby would be named Kougyoku, and I would be---. At least let me retain my name as Dia.
Note: If Dia was given the Japanese name for a diamond, she would've been named Kongou instead.
Since you like reading, do you talk about books with your fellow book-lover Hanamaru-chan?
Maru-chan and I actually have rather different taste in books--- As one can tell, she prefers comparatively serious literary fiction, while I like books written by female authors. Things written from a female perspective. But--- At the very least I talk about books with her more than I do with my little sister Ruby, so occasionally it feels almost as though Maru-chan is my real sister instead--- Well if I say that, Ruby would certainly get mad♡
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|01||Greetings from Kurosawa Dia||2:44|
|01|| "I Want to Shine!!"|
|In Episode 1, Uranohoshi Girls' High School student Chika Takami discovered the school idol group μ's while trying to catch a runaway flyer. Having had looked for something to devote her all to for a long time, she was inspired and decided to form her own school idol group.
After third year student and student council president Dia Kurosawa denied Chika permission to form a school idol club, Chika and You Watanabe took the ferry to meet up with Kanan Matsuura. You mentioned Dia's traditional family as a possible reason for her opposing the creation of a school idol club.
You told Chika she would join the school idol club, saying she had always wanted to be passionate about something together with Chika. Together they confronted Dia once again, who rejected them once more, questioning how they were planning to compose songs.
|02|| "Catch the Transfer Student!"|
(転校生をつかまえろ! "Tenkousei o Tsukamaero!")
|In Episode 2, Chika and You yet again faced Dia with their club application, although they still only had two members and no one to compose their songs. Chika’s mention of μ's and how they must have struggled only having three members initially upset Dia, who corrected Chika on her pronunciation of the group name and started quizzing her on μ's trivia. The conversation was unknowingly broadcasted to the entire school.|
|03|| "First Step"|
(ファーストステップ "Faasuto Suteppu")
|In Episode 3, Dia, who knew Mari back from their first year in Uranohoshi Girls' High School, pointed out how unbelievable it was for a third year to be the new chairwoman. Mari showed her proof and stated that she came to support Chika, You, and Riko Sakurauchi.
Before their concert, Aqours worried about people not attending due to the rain. They laughed it off and stood behind the stage's curtain, hand in hand. However, when the curtains raised, they only had a small group of audience. Included in the audience were Mari Ohara, Ruby Kurosawa, Hanamaru Kunikida, and a disguised Yoshiko Tsushima. Despite this, they continued their concert and performed "Daisuki dattara Daijoubu!" while Kanan and Dia listened from outside the gym.
A power outage occurred halfway through the song, halting their performance. Chika continued to sing, followed by You and Riko, until she started to cry. Right before they lost hope, Chika's sister Mito arrived and said that Chika told her the wrong start time. Meanwhile, Dia secretly hooked up a backup generator and the power returned, which illuminated the gym that was filled with audience. Aqours then resumed their performance.
After Aqours's concert, Dia went in front of them then said that their success was only due to the efforts of previous school idols and the town's good will. Chika answered she knew it but that it was their only chance to shine.
|04|| "Two Girls' Feelings"|
(ふたりのキモチ "Futari no Kimochi")
|In episode 4, Dia was seen lovingly looking at Ruby as she was reading about idols, Ruby herself reminiscing about the times they both liked idols.
While Ruby and the school idol club were celebrating having reached the top, Hanamaru met with Dia and told her to pay more attention to what Ruby had to say about her feelings. After Hanamaru's leaving, a gloomy Dia said to herself she already knew.
|05|| "Yohane Descends"|
(ヨハネ堕天 "Yohane Daten")
|In episode 5, the school idol club uploaded a fallen angel themed video online using their new costumes. This upset Dia, but in contrast Mari expressed liking the video. Dia showed the Aqours members that the initial boost in rankings the video had gotten them was already declining and their rank was dropping.
In the last scene of the episode, Dia confronted Mari about an email she had received. Mari stated it meant exactly what it said and the flustered Dia asked if she was kidding. However, it was not revealed what was written in the email.
|06|| "Let's Make a PV"|
(PVを作ろう "PV o Tsukurou")
|In episode 6, Mari told Dia that Uranohoshi Girls’ Academy might be closing due to a declining number of applicants and merging with a high school in Numazu. Mari expressed how important the school was to her, and how she thought school idols could save it, with which Dia disagreed.
On her way to the clubroom Chika spotted Dia on stage in the empty auditorium. While she did decline Chika’s offer of joining the school idol club, Dia stated she was happy that they wanted to save the school. As Dia was leaving the room, Ruby stopped Chika from calling out to her, and a flashback showed the third years seemingly right before a school idol performance. Mari showed up and told Dia you can’t run away, only move forward, but Dia denied she had been trying to run away.
In accordance with Uchiura tradition, all the town members gathered early in the morning of the first day of beach season to make and release floating lanterns. Riko, for whom it was the first time experiencing the tradition, talked about how she didn’t realize there were so many people living in the town and suggested that maybe that was the special thing about Uchiura and Uranohoshi Girls’ High School. Hearing this, Chika gathered everyone’s attention and introduced Aqours, saying they needed the help of everyone in town to save their school. "Yume de Yozora o Terashitai" was performed as an insert song by the currently six Aqours members, thus concluding the episode.
|In episode 7, Aqours were invited to perform at an event in Tokyo. When Ruby sought permission for the trip from her sister, Dia hesitated at first but eventually agreed, encouraging Ruby not to care what someone else thought. Dia confronted Mari, worried that Aqours would not succeed in Tokyo. To this Mari responded that Dia could try to stop them if she wanted, but questioned if Dia didn’t have hope that Aqours could succeed where she, Mari and Kanan had previously failed.|
|08|| "Isn't it Frustrating?"|
(くやしくないの? "Kuyashikunai no?")
|In episode eight, the members of Aqours came home after having ranked last at the school idol event in Tokyo. When Dia arrived at the scene, Ruby ran into her arms, crying.
Dia talked to Aqours about their placing last, saying she was afraid it would happen, considering how tough the school idol scene had gotten. She explained how she, Mari and Kanan formed a school idol group two years back, but were unable to sing at the very same event, overwhelmed by the other groups’ performances and the atmosphere.
|09|| "Young DREAMER"|
(未熟DREAMER "Mijuku DREAMER")
|In episode 9, a flashback showed Kanan quitting the third years’ school idol group after their return from Tokyo. She mentioned Mari’s turning down an opportunity to study abroad and also said Dia agreed with her there was no point in them continuing.
At school, Kanan and Mari got into a heated argument, which made Chika burst into the room and yell at them to break it up, and to come to the club room of the school idol club after school. There, Kanan continued to claim that the fact she could not sing in Tokyo was the reason she had quit being a school idol. Once she had left the room, the other girls pushed Dia into revealing that Kanan didn’t sing at the event to prevent Mari from performing with an injury, and that she quit being a school idol because she didn’t want Mari turning down other opportunities.
Aqours convinced Dia to join them, Chika saying they’d all help out if juggling school idol duties and student council president duties got too much, and Ruby handing her a stage costume. All nine girls performed “Mijuku DREAMER” as an insert song, and Dia turned out to be the one who wrote “Aqours” in the sand, it being the same name the third years’ previous idol group had.
|10|| "We've Got Stewshine"|
(シャイ煮はじめました "Shai-ni Hajimemashita")
|In episode 10, summer vacation began for the now nine members of Aqours. Summer is the season of the Love Live! competition, and Dia had somehow managed to get her hands on the training schedule μ's used when they were active. Since Kanan and Chika had been asked to help run a snack bar on the beach, the members decided to camp at the Takami family inn in order to make time for practice.
Initially intimidated by a competing snack bar on the beach, Dia quickly took charge and assigned tasks once she received encouragement from Mari. Riko, Chika and Kanan begun advertising in order to draw in customers, seemingly somewhat unwillingly. Meanwhile, You, Yoshiko and Mari started cooking the food.
With everyone exhausted after attempting to train the way μ's did, they all sat down to eat Mari’s Stewshine and Yoshiko’s Tears of a Fallen Angel takoyaki that hadn’t sold during the day.
Aqours's second day of managing the snack bar wasn’t all too successful either, but everyone enjoyed the curry You made using both Mari’s and Yoshiko’s culinary creations. Dia tried to hold a lesson on Love Live! history, but it was cut short due to Chika’s sister Mito thinking they were being too loud.
|11|| "Aye-aye, My Friend"|
(友情ヨーソロー "Yuujou Yousoro")
|In episode 11, all the members of Aqours saw Riko off as she left for Tokyo to compete in a piano competition that would take place the same day as the regional Love Live! qualifiers. They made the promise to sing together on the same stage next time.
As “special practice”, Dia got the eight of them to help clean up the school’s pool, and once they finished they decided to practice their dance in the empty pool. With Riko missing, Aqours needed to adjust their formation, and opted for You to fill in Riko’s spot.
The night of the Love Live! qualifiers and Riko’s piano competition, everyone wore the matching scrunchies Riko had sent as bracelets. Riko played her piece at the competition, and the remaining eight Aqours members performed “Omoi yo Hitotsu ni Nare” on stage.
|12|| "It's Time to Fly"|
(はばたきのとき "Habataki no Toki")
|In episode 12, the members of Aqours were happy and relieved to find out they made it through the regional qualifiers of the Love Live! after a nervous wait. While the video of their performance had gotten a lot of views and comments, the number of applicants for the school’s open house was still zero.
Chika couldn’t help but compare Aqours to μ's, and wondered if the school idols she looked up to weren’t regular people after all. Calling the other Aqours members, she suggested they’d all go to Tokyo before Riko went back home, and try to figure out what made μ's great.
In Tokyo, Chika had arranged for Aqours to meet up with Saint Snow, who told Chika and the others they didn’t know what made μ's and A-RISE different. To them, what mattered was winning and following in the footsteps of their predecessors. Together, both groups watched the announcement of the Love Live! finals being held at the Akiba Dome on the screen outside the UTX High School building.
At Riko’s suggestion, Aqours visited Otonokizaka High School. They learned that μ's hadn’t left anything from their school idol days at Otonokizaka, saying their hearts would be connected even without those things. Chika and Riko said the visit had brought them closer to the answer of their question.
On the train back to Numazu, the nine of them took a stop to look at the sea. Chika said that they couldn’t compare themselves to μ's, and all of the members started realizing that they had to run freely, stand on their own feet and not chase after someone else in order to become great. They decided that what they were running towards was turning the zero into a one.
|In episode 13, Aqours were practicing for the Love Live! regionals during the hot days of summer vacation. Meanwhile, the number of applicants for Uranohoshi Girls’ High School was still zero. At the end of the day, Mutsu, Itsuki and Yoshimi showed up to tell Chika that they, along with other people in the school, were also interested in saving the school and had thought about becoming school idols. Chika invited them to sing with Aqours at the Love Live!.
The nine members of Aqours met up with Mutsu, Itsuki and Yoshimi, who brought with them an abundance of other Uranohoshi Girls’ High School students. However, everyone’s excitement was restrained when Riko announced that the rules said only the people who had applied initially would be allowed on stage. In the end, although only Aqours would be on stage, all the other girls decided to cheer them on from the audience.
Before their performance, the school idol club members reflected on their time together. Ruby and Hanamaru were embraced by Yoshiko, while Mari, Kanan and Dia thanked each other for getting this far, and Chika told You and Riko she wanted to enjoy everything the future had in store together. Proclaiming there weren’t just nine of them, Chika opened the door to the stage.
Prior to performing their song, Aqours introduced themselves by telling the audience their story and their goal. When they counted to nine, part of the audience yelled “ten”, pronouncing their being the tenth member of the group.
Halfway through the performance of “MIRAI TICKET”, Chika called out for everyone to shine together with them. The Aqours supporters of the audience ran down to stand next to the stage, creating a circle of blue light sticks around it. Meanwhile, the number of applicants for the school flipped from zero to one.
|01|| "Next Step"|
(ネクストステップ "Nekusuto Suteppu")
|In episode 1, Mari and Dia were motivating the student body, including the rest of Aqours, to work hard at attracting students to the school this term, too. Chika showed up just when the upcoming Love Live! was mentioned, and they all decided Aqours was going to participate.
During their regular afternoon practice session on the roof, the girls started discussing holding a concert at the open house. Realizing they would not be able to stay as long at school with the buses’ fall timetable, they set out to find a place to practice in Numazu.
The next day at school, Aqours revisited the issue of a new practice space. Without anyone noticing the third years suddenly disappeared. Dia overheard Mari and Kanan talking and realized the truth they were trying to protect her from.
In a locale made available to the group thanks to You’s father, the third years revealed that the open house had been cancelled, and the decision about the school merger made final. Chika reacted strongly, saying she would personally seek Mari’s father out and convince him to change his mind, but let it go when the others explained to her how there was nothing to be done. Disheartened, the girls went home.
When Chika showed up at school early to tell the universe she was not going to give up yet, she was surprised to find the rest of Aqours followed a similar impulse and were there, too. Together, they decided to keep working toward their goal no matter how impossible it may seem. They were going to aim for a miracle.
|02|| "The Sound of Rain"|
(雨の音 "Ame no Oto")
- Her favorite member of µ's is Eli Ayase.
- In the early stages of Aqours, Dia was originally a second-year student.
- Incidentally, her voice actress Arisa Komiya has a beauty mark under her mouth as well.
- In real life, the Kurosawa mansion is based on the Okawa mansion, which has been designated a cultural heritage property of Numazu since the Edo period. The historical owner of the mansion was also a wealthy family involved in fishing management, similar to the Kurosawa family.
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