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|Birthday||July 13 (Cancer)|
|Three Sizes||B 79, W 58, H 80|
|Debut||Season 1 Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice Actress/Actor|
|English Voice Actress/Actor|
Yoshiko Tsushima, also known as Yohane, is one of the nine main characters of Love Live! Sunshine!!. She is a first-year in Uranohoshi Girls' High School. Her image color is gray. She is a member of Guilty Kiss, a sub-unit under Aqours.
A first-year student who likes the "little devil" look and proclaims herself to be "Yohane, the fallen angel". Born in the urban side of Numazu city.
She attended the same kindergarten as Kunikida Hanamaru, whom she calls as "Zuramaru".
Yoshiko is a bit of a Chuunibyou, a person who holds delusions of grandeur. She's bright, self-assured, smart, and thoughtful. She hates to be called "Yoshiko" and refers to herself as "Yohane" instead, going as far as to cross out her real name in her introduction and replace it as such. She describes herself as a fallen angel who has angered God, because she is cursed by extreme bad luck. She runs into all kinds of unforeseen trouble wherever she goes, such as when she goes on trips it's bound to rain, whenever it snows she's bound to fall, she has never won anything from lucky draws in convenience stores, and she always falls sick with influenza right before her final exams. Through her delusional persona, she acts innocent but cunning and a bit devious.
Yoshiko likes extremely spicy food, as shown in Episode 10 where she ate a takoyaki filled with Tabasco. She dislikes coffee.
Clubs and Hobbies
Yoshiko is talented in playing video games and performing magic. Her hobby is dressing like a little devil.
- 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's Gallery (March 2017)|
Caption: Lovely Takoyaki from the first year students to everyone ; sharing a memorable love - Happy Valentines♡♡♡
|HAPPY PARTY TRAIN|
If I, the Fallen Angel Yohane, used my pure black wings, I’d be able to fly to even hell in just a flash - but that would just be boring♡ I favor a laid-back journey on the train! But when you’re with me, the little devil Yohane, you’ll never know what will happen - it’ll be a mystery tour♪
Places I would like to travel to: Hokkaido (Tasty food!), Hawaii and Tokyo.
|OUR PRIVATE LIFE: We'll Tell You About Our Secrets♡ (April 2017)|
Aqours's new song― our 3rd single is coming out. That’s already a super awesome thing, it’s happy and it’s the best! But. In that case―. No matter what. There is a question that surfaces― the question of outfits. Aqours's outfits are of course matched to the concept of the song every time, and Ruby and Riko-chan and I― all the members who are knowledgable about outfits and fashion consult together to make matching ones for everyone.
|OUR PRIVATE LIFE: We'll Tell You About Our Secrets♡ (May 2017)|
Caption: Wait a second-- do you even know what you're doing?!
There is a devil here--
If you see it, the sun will collapse and you will be burned straight to hell-- !!
|Aqours's Gallery (June 2017)|
Caption: I'd like to hear this 'Eight Queens Puzzle' -- and play it solemnly and devilishly to everyone!!
|Aqours's Gallery (July 2017)|
|Aqours DIARY: Everyone's Diary (September 2017)|
Caption: Oh no, what is this?---
No, I definitely can’t, but…
Aaaah geez! I really hate it!
To have a such a weakness for animals and children.
These definitely aren’t tears ok?
This is just…just water coming out of my eyes.
Inside this big rain….
It’s too sad!
Hey, you…want to come home with me?
|Question & Answer Corner|
|Why do you refer to yourself as "Yohane"?|
Asked by アウスティグさん @Twitter
That's already decided, isn't it. Because my real name is Yo. Ha. Ne♡ Okaaaaay? Since it's our first time talking, I'll say this first: The name that's written in the civil family register isn't my real name. Af-after all, I mean--- a name like Yo, Yoyoyoyoyoshi---ko, is just, can't possibly be right. That my real name is Yoshiko, can't possibly be right!?!?!?
Where do you always eat your bento lunches?
Maybe in the classroom or by the pool? Given a choice--- I prefer to eat alone. Because I'm a devil, after all. Most of the students here are locals who come to school by walking or bicycles, but it takes time for me to get here from Numazu by bus. That's why--- I want to take my time eating my bentos alone. Would you like to eat together with such a Yohane? If you do, I'll forgive you and permit it♡
It seems that your talents include gaming, but what do you usually play?
Rather than those simulation games popular with girls, I prefer ones with lots of bangs and explosions--- I quite love combat games♡ I'll lead the devilish Yohane corps in conquering the world!♡ Ah, I also loved playing racing games ever since I was young~♪ Bashing here and there, and colliding is quite refreshing! I seek thrill and excitement in games☆
If you were to keep a pet, or rather, if you were to raise a familiar, what sort of animal would you choose to keep?
Hmm, a familiar..... Though I would love to say "A giant fire-breathing dragon!!" at this point--- Isn't that quite scary? Plus if I had a dragon in my house, that would be troubling too; the pet food costs would be really high, and the house might go up in flames---. Yohane has bad luck after all. Yes. That's why I think I'll go with a jet-black cat♪
I want to become a full-fledged little demon, what should I do first?
Training of course, training~!! That's obviously the answer♡ Then, let me present to you the training schedule Yohane thought up for you! First, you buy Aqours's CD. After that, you slowly build up a full and complete collection of Yohane's goods~♡ You'll definitely become able to use demonic powers ♪
During study trips in middle school, did you end up buying things like wooden swords and cross-shaped accessories?
Wooden sword!? That aside--- I actually didn't buy crosses and the like♡ After all, Yohane is a demon who's a fallen angel, right? If I were to use something, it would be a real demonic cross unlike the ordinary ones--- but I would be judged for the sulfurous smell so I don't use it♪ My souvenirs from my middle school trip were--- nothing. I couldn't go because I was down with the flu......
Did you ever consider having short hair?
Fufufu♡ If I had short hair, it would definitely suit me well♪ With the back of my hair cropped off in a short gracious cut--- but actually whenever I go to the salon and take a seat, I end up thinking that I shouldn't go through with it today after all. Maybe someday I'll invite one of the other members to do it together with me?
How much magic can you use?
That's a secret. After all, if you talk about such important information--- You might trigger an all-out war with the heavenly armies, you know? Ah, but you seem like a poor thing so I'll tell you just a little bit. Yohane's signature move is her charm spell♪ Once you see this smile, you'll become Yohane's servant forever~♡
It seems like you watch movies alone on your days off, but what genres of movies do you watch?
Don't tell anyone, okay? The truth is--- I love movies that make me cry. Movies where the protagonist dies from illness, or close lovers are torn apart--- I end up crying a lot!! After all, even the devil cries♡ Ah of course, I like horror as well. Although zombie flicks are... a bit too much for me...
The unlucky fallen angel Yoshiko-chan! Please teach me a way to turn bad luck into good luck!
Nope, this is--- Even though I myself have been researching this for many years, it seems it may be impossible to change one's fortune. Ah, but don't give up just yet, okay? No matter how unlucky you are, so long as you have an explosive power inside, you'll definitely be able to blow it all away! That's why I became a demon♡♡
Please give me some pointers on little demon fashion!
Some points to note are--- As expected, the most basic would be that a demon's favorite color is black--- And preferably, the more items the better♡ Because if you go with the simply-coordinated outfits that are the trend now, you'll just end up all dressed in black♪ That's why winter is the perfect season for little demon fashion♡ Tights and boots are definitely perfect!
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|01||Greetings from Tsushima Yoshiko||2:56|
|01|| "I Want to Shine!!"|
|In Episode 1, Uranohoshi Girls' High School student Takami Chika 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.
With help from her friend Watanabe You, Chika tried to gather members at the school entrance ceremony, without any response from the student body. You and Chika then encountered first year students Kurosawa Ruby and Kunikida Hanamaru, and Chika tried to interest them in joining the school idol club. Tsushima Yoshiko suddenly interrupted the conversation and Hanamaru recognized her from kindergarten. Yoshiko ran off with the other two first years chasing her, and Chika proclaimed she would recruit them later.
|02|| "Catch the Transfer Student!"|
(転校生をつかまえろ! "Tenkousei o Tsukamaero!")
|In Episode 2, Chika and You met Hanamaru and Ruby again, who told them Yoshiko had not been in school after running out of class on the first day.|
|03|| "First Step"|
(ファーストステップ "Faasuto Suteppu")
|In Episode 3, Riko unknowingly met a disguised Yoshiko while handing out flyers in front of Numazu Station.
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, Ruby, Hanamaru, and a disguised Yoshiko. Despite this, they continued their concert and performed "Daisuki dattara Daijoubu!" while Kanan and Dia listened from outside the gym.
|04|| "Two Girls' Feelings"|
(ふたりのキモチ "Futari no Kimochi")
|In episode 4, Hanamaru was at the bookshop, thinking it was impossible for her to be like μ's and Hoshizora Rin. Yoshiko passed by in disguise, muttering about why Hanamaru (referred to as ‘Zuramaru’ by Yoshiko) was there.|
|05|| "Yohane Descends"|
(ヨハネ堕天 "Yohane Daten")
|In episode 5, Yoshiko was talking to the viewers of her online video stream (whom she addressed as her ‘little demons’) while using her fallen angel persona. Once the stream ended, Yoshiko questioned her own actions and told herself she was too old for acting like that, unveiling that the reason she had not come to school since the first day was embarrassment over the way she acted.
The school idol club, now with five members, were looking at their ranking and comments online when Hanamaru was revealed to never have seen a computer before, due to living in a temple without many electronics. The members of Aqours wondered how they could stand out more in order to raise their popularity.
Seeing Yoshiko sneaking around the rooftop, Hanamaru confronted Yoshiko about her being back at school. After explaining to Hanamaru she wanted to have a do-over and live as a normal high school student, Yoshiko convinced Hanamaru to be her supervisor and make sure she did not let the fallen angel come out. However, the next day at school Yoshiko fell into her persona when doing fortune telling for her classmates.
Wimpering in the school idol clubroom, Yoshiko explained she knew she was not a fallen angel and wanted to be a normal high school student. Chika, on the other hand, got the idea of fallen angel idols as a way to make them stand out more. Therefore, she asked Yoshiko if she wanted to become a school idol, addressing her as “Fallen Angel Yohane-chan”.
Much to Dia’s dismay, the school idol club uploaded a fallen angel themed video online using their new costumes. Dia showed the Aqours members that the inital boost in rankings the video had gotten them was already declining and their rank was dropping. This broke the spirits of the school idols, causing Chika to second guess their trying to be like μ's and Yoshiko to once again say she wanted to be a normal high schooler and quit the school idol club.
The day after Hanamaru made the other Aqours members understand why Yoshiko had wanted to be a fallen angel in the first place, they confronted Yoshiko wearing their new costumes and asked if she wanted to join Aqours as the fallen angel Yohane. Chika yelled to the fleeing Yoshiko that she was fine the way she was and that μ's got so popular due to their being themselves and not caring about what others thought. After being assured all the members of the school idol club were okay with her antics, Yoshiko accepted their offer and joined.
|06|| "Let's Make a PV"|
(PVを作ろう "PV o Tsukurou")
|In episode 6, news of the school possibly being closed and merged with a school in Numazu reached Chika, and she was overjoyed to be put in a similar situation to the one μ's faced, becoming motivated to do more school idol activities in order to save the school. After some careful thinking, Aqours decided to create a promotional video, with the purpose of showing people what made their small town Uchiura a great place. They all went out to film, but most of the things the group could come up with seemed quite unimpressive after reconsideration. The group gathered at a café to think things through, and Chika realized that what they had at their current school was something special she did not want to lose.
Showing the chairwoman their promotional video, Mari told Chika and the rest of Aqours that they did not know what it was that made their town and their school great. After Mari proclaimed she knew better herself, Chika decided not to ask about it, considering it something they had to figure out for themselves for it to be worth something.
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, the members of Aqours realized that their PV had boosted their popularity enough to push them into the top one hundred school idol groups. Because of this, they were invited to perform at an event in Tokyo.
Getting to Tokyo, the school idol club (sans transfer student Riko) tried not to let on that they were from the country side, without much success. After getting temporarily separated, Aqours paid a visit to Kanda Shrine, and got excited about running up the same stairs that μ's once used for stamina practice.
Once they reached the top of the stairs, Chika heard Kazuno Sarah and Kazuno Leah singing “SELF CONTROL!!”. Although the two girls were strangers to Chika and the rest of Aqours, Sarah recognized them from their PV and asked if they were in Tokyo for the upcoming event. The Saint Snow members then left, leaving Aqours impressed with their acrobatics and singing skills.
The next day, Chika went out for a run and visited the place where she first found out about school idols, UTX High School. There, the rest of Aqours caught up with her and the six of them saw the next Love Live! competition being announced on the screen of the UTX building. Aqours decided they wanted to enter the competition.
At the event location, the Aqours members were surprised to find out the girls they had met at Kanda Shrine were school idols, too. Sarah introduced herself, and the episode ended just as Saint Snow were to take the stage.
|08|| "Isn't it Frustrating?"|
(くやしくないの? "Kuyashikunai no?")
|In episode 8, Saint Snow performed “SELF CONTROL!!” on stage at a school idol event in Tokyo. After all the school idol groups invited had performed, neither Aqours nor Saint Snow were announced as one of the winners. In spite of their loss, Chika talked about how it was Aqours's best performance yet. The other members, on the other hand, worried about how far from being top idols they were.
Having been given the results of the audience poll used to rank the groups at the event, Aqours learned that they not only placed last, but also got zero votes. Approached by Saint Snow, Aqours was complimented on their performance but told they might be better off giving up competing in Love Live! by Sarah, and warned not to take Love Live! lightly by a crying Leah.
On the train ride back to Numazu, five quite depressed Aqours members and one seemingly less depressed Chika discussed Saint Snow’s statements. Once they arrived they were greeted by Uranohoshi Girls’ High School students, relieved and happy to hear it was the group’s best performance so far. 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.
Riko followed Chika to the beach, who, after holding all of her feelings in for a long time, finally allowed herself to cry and let out her frustration about all of their hard work not bearing fruit. When Chika said she thought it would make the other members sad if she allowed herself to be sad, Riko pointed to the rest of Aqours and said that no one joined for Chika’s sake, it was a decision they all made on their own. The sun’s rays hit the six girls standing in the water as they decided to try to turn their zero into a one.
|09|| "Young DREAMER"|
(未熟DREAMER "Mijuku DREAMER")
|In episode 9, the six members of Aqours tried to figure out what to do for the upcoming summer festival. Chika wondered what made Kanan (who had been evasive when Chika asked her about it) quit being a school idol since she did not think it was like Kanan to quit just because of one failure. Ruby revealed she had heard Dia speaking to Mari back then, saying neither Dia nor Kanan were running away.
On one of her early morning walks Kanan was followed by the school idol club, who overheard Kanan and Mari talking about Kanan’s returning to school. However, Kanan said she was not going to become a school idol again and that she did not want to talk to Mari any more.
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 recieved 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.
Chika and You struggled to find harmony in their dance, Chika being accustomed to the way Riko performed the dance moves. They had just made it through the part they had problems with because of You’s mimicking Riko’s movements, when Riko called from Tokyo. After Ruby, Hanamaru and Yoshiko greeted her, the call was cut short due to Chika’s battery running low just as You was about to say something to Riko.
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.
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")
夜 羽」(Yohane) literally means "night feather" or "night wing".
- In the early stages of Aqours, Yoshiko was originally a second-year student.
- In real life, Yoshiko's home is based on an apartment complex next to Hotel Riverside Numazu.
- Please refer to this character's Image Gallery.