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Love Live! Umi Sonoda - the calm and collected leader of Lily White

Umi Sonoda is a character from Love Live School Idol Project (stylized as Love Live!) a multimedia idol project co-developed by ASCII Media Works's Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis and animation studio Sunrise. Umi is one of the nine main characters in Love Live! and a second-year student at Otonokizaka High School. Alongside being a member of Otonokizaka's school idol group μ's (pronounced "muse"), Kotori is also the leader of the sub-unit Lily White. With her shy yet strong-willed nature, she is one of the most popular members with both the other members of μ's and Love Live!'s many fans. In both the anime and game, she is played by voice actor Mimori Suzuko.


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Umi Sonoda has been friends with fellow μ's members Honoka Kosaka and Kotori Minami ever since they played a game of hide-and-seek as children. Umi is a member of the school's archery club, following in the footsteps of her parents who are both skilled martial artists. She often scolds Honoka and her antics, believing her to be bossy, but still recognizing that she has a good heart. Among all the members of the μ's, Umi takes the role of being their personal trainer alongside being the group's main lyricist.

Usually shy and polite, Umi is also known to have a strong will and displayed great leadership skills throughout the series. She can be hard on others, but is even harder on her self, especially when it comes to exercise. Her attitude towards physical discipline is probably due to her upbringing, where both her parents were skilled martial artists. Alongside being a member of the archery club at school, Umi also excels in Kendo, Nagauta, calligraphy, and traditional Japanese dance.

Umi plays the role of physical trainer and main lyricist within the μ's, writing the lyrics of the song "START:DASH!!", which she sings alongside her childhood friends Honoka and Kotori in the first season of the anime. Before Eli Ayase took over her role, Umi would use the physical skills she picked up while learning martial arts to train the other girls in dance. Umi's dedication to μ's and "Nadeshiko Yamato" appeal won the hearts of many a Love Live! fan, making her one of the most popular charcters from the series.