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Naru Ayase
NaruChara
Kanji 彩瀬 なる
Rōmaji Ayase Naru
Characteristics
Age 14
Birthday March 3
Gender Female
Height 145 cm
Hair Color Pink
Eye Color Caramel
Blood Type O
Status
Affiliation Prism Stone (Former)
Dear Crown
Occupation Shop Manager
Team Happy Rain♪
Partner Lovelin
Relatives Ryuunosuke Ayase (Father)
Poemu Ayase (Mother)
Image Brand Lovely
My Song Heart ♥ Dreams ♥ Of Various Colors
Instrument Guitar
Debuts
Anime Debut Episode 01
Seiyū
Japanese Emiri Katō
Image Gallery

Naru Ayase (彩瀬 なる, Ayase Naru) is the main protagonist of Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live. Like Ann, Naru's My Song is also written by Kouji.

AppearanceEdit

See also: Naru Ayase/List of Outfits
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Naru's appearance in the third cour of the anime

One of Naru's most common features is that she is below the average height of her age.[1] She has short, thick, light pink hair and caramel-colored brown eyes. She doesn't wear a particular hair accessory, but she has worn a sky blue bow on her hair as part of her outfit.

Although she is normally depicted wearing short skirts, she rarely wears them as part of her casual and actually wears a fair amount of pants from time to time such as pink knee-length loose fit leggings and shorts. They are usually very girly by being a bit more frilly and flowery than the others. For Prism Shows, her outfits are regularly pink as that is her 'happy color' and the chances that she will wear a short skirt is next to certainty in order to bring out her cuteness.[2]

PersonalityEdit

When Naru is happy, she can see the colors of music and a whole image spreads through her mind.[1]When Naru can't, she simply starts crying.[3] Naru has never been good with Prism Shows, but is on a whole new level when she hears music.[1] She can perform chained jumps and the Prism Live with ease.[3] Despite that, she is a very assiduous girl whose heart is always compassionate and forgiving.

Decorating items is one of Naru's strong points and also one of her hobbies.[1] She is also very friendly and tries to get along with many people, especially those who might seem scary at first like Ito and Kōji; though she ends up getting along with them.[4][5] A personality development occurs in Naru when she decided to try new things on her own even though she couldn't do anything when she first became the manager.[2] An example would be when Naru decided to compete seriously in the Dreaming Session tournament even though she applied at first only for Ann's sake.[6]

SynopsisEdit

Becoming a ManagerEdit

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Naru describing the song from the rooftop

After decorating a Prism Stone, Naru Ayase witnesses seven crossed rainbows and discovers that she can hear it's song. The following morning, Naru greets her cat Blue, her father and her mother before she leaves for school where her classmates, Rina Uchida and Ai Jōzenji, greet her and talk about the work experience program. Afterwards, Naru finds out from Ai that she's sitting next to Ito Suzuno, known to be a scary delinquent who prefers to be called Cross for an unknown reason. When Ito arrives, both classmates immediately go back to their seats and Naru gathers her courage to talk to her. When she greets Ito by her first name, Ito immediately yells at her and leaves. After school, Naru walks home and feeling ashamed from her mess up until she hears a song coming from a rooftop. She describes it's color as the color deep under the sea and sees a light assuming it's the prism's sparkle. Naru re-energizes and walks home while a pink egg with rainbow heart patterns hops into her bag.


Naru and Lovelin

Naru meets Lovelin

At home, Naru tries to find a place for work experience. Her parents tell her that it's best if she focuses on one thing and Naru knows that it would be to open a shop like Dear Crown. After a bit of searching, Naru finds out Prism Stone is recruiting middle school girls for a manager position. At Omotesandō, the pink egg hops out of her bag and hatches into a penguin, Lovelin, and they take liking to each other. When she finds the line to the audition, Naru ends up being at the end with Bell Renjōji, from Edel Rose, right behind her.


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Naru at the audition

During the audition, Naru introduces herself with a weird speech. The owner isn't interested in her decorating skills either and she gives strange answers to all her questions. When Naru finds out that she has to perform a Prism Show as the final evaluation, she spends every last of her minutes remembering the choreography. Her time is up, and she enters Prism Space for the first time. Without any Prism Stones on hand, Lovelin transforms into a Prism Stone containing the legendary Seventh Coord's Lovely Dress and she uses this stone to perform. When Naru arrives on stage, she completely forgets the choreography until a voice tells her to listen to the song properly. She follows the voice's instructions and sees the song's color and dance spread out in front of her which amazes the crowd with her dance and ability to perform the mysterious Prism Live using a guitar Lovelin transforms into. As Naru is about to do a Prism Jump, another girl skates in front of her and performs four consecutive Prism Jumps of her own. After the girl disappears, Naru is immediately selected to become Prism Stone's new manager.[1]

Opening of Prism StoneEdit

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Naru at a sweets buffet

When Naru is asked by Prism Stone's owner, Chisato Ibara, to prepare sweets for the Sweets Corner of Prism Stone, she decides to look for ideas at a sweets buffet. There, she meets one of her classmates Ann Fukuhara who teaches her the proper order to eat sweets. When she learns that Ann could make sweets, Ann leaves before she could invite her to join Prism Stone and is left with a small bag of her handmade cookies.
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Naru meets Rinne

That night, Naru has trouble making the sweets until she is once again encountered by Ann who shows her how to bake a cake. After Naru finishes the decorations, she invites Ann to join Prism Stone, and Ann accepts. She also finds out that Ann has her own Pair Friend, a blue bird of happiness named Poppun. Naru then asks permission from Chisato for Ann to help out. After tasting the sweets and watching the performance, Ann is selected as the new sweets manager of Prism Stone. While the performance was going on, the girl who performed the four consecutive jumps at Naru's performance appears once again and claims herself as Rinne.[7]


Naru and Ito

Naru sitting next to Ito

Now that she has found a sweets manager, Naru has to find a makeup manager to be in charge of the Makeup Corner as fast as she could. That night, she runs into Ito and greets her, but is ignored; however, Naru notices that she is wearing makeup. Knowing that Ito is her only classmate who hasn't found work experience, she asks her to join Prism Stone the following morning. Ito declines, but Naru soon finds out that she also has a Pair Friend following. Knowing that, Naru and Ann agree that they are destined to work together, but Ito declines once again until she gives in to her Pair Friend, Lovelin, Poppun and Naru. As Naru doesn't know if they will get paid or not, she suggests to Ito to meet the owner for more details.


Ito Becomes a Makeup Manager

Naru has found a new makeup manager

That night at Prism Stone, Naru introduces Ito to Chisato and tries to help Ito with her meeting in order for her to get accepted, but Ito ends up doing all the talking instead. Chisato then decides to hire Ito if she can pass a Prism Show evaluation and Naru has no idea if Ito can perform one. Naru then starts to panic and even offers to go with Ito to Prism Space, but ends up watching her Prism Show only to find out that she knew how to perform one all along. After the performance, Rinne appears quoting Ito's performance but is then forced back into her room and Ito becomes the new makeup manger of Prism Stone. Ito decides to bring the Pair Friend home naming it Coolun and immediately makes clear that she isn't going to be personally involved with Naru and Ann.[4]


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Naru's Easter outfit design

It is finally the time for Prism Stone's opening, but Ito doesn't greet their first customers and they haven't had many since. Ann then brings up Dear Crown's Easter event and they visit the shop running into Bell with Wakana Morizono and Otoha Takanashi. After Wakana makes fun of their store, Ann declares that Prism Stone will also have an Easter event. With little money, Naru and Ann have to think up of something that will make the event successful. While she is stumped on ideas for an outfit, she decides to treat Rinne to warm milk and shows her a rabbit origami teaching her the definition of Easter. Ann then runs to Naru with an idea for a cake that is huge, but DJ.Coo tells them that it's out of their budget, and also suggests they have a Prism Stone-like Easter rather than try beat Dear Crown for it to be successful.


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Photo of Naru's first successful event

During the night, she sees Rinne who disappears after looking at the rabbits on the moon and leaves the rabbit origami. Naru comes up with an idea to use origami as invitations for their Prism Stone-like Easter. Ann and Rinne also help out and Naru even comes up with matching bunny-eared maid outfit that Ito refuses to wear. As it is Ito's turn to perform for the customers, she ends up playing a rock concert which leaves them feeling cold, so Naru ends up performing a Prism Show to satisfy the customers and is joined by Rinne who performs four consecutive jumps once again. With their first event successful, Naru decides to take a photo to commemorate it and Ito ends up wearing the bunny-eared maid outfit.[8]


Searching For a My SongEdit

Naru and Rinne Eating Gratin

Naru eating gratin with Rinne and her family

Prism Stone has started getting customers; however Naru needs to have her own song also known as a My Song. After work, she comes home and finds Rinne who reminds her about it. Her parents tell her that she should dance to music she'd like and remembers the prism's sparkle when she first heard the song from the rooftop. When she goes up to there, she meets Tanaka-san who points to the door as another person walks in and asks him for a song. He immediately gets mad at her and leaves.[5]


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Naru talking to Ito

Ito advises her that a musician's song is their life which is why she got turned down. While looking for Rinne, Naru runs into the same person and apologizes; she is still turned down because it would only make her unhappy. Naru has no idea how she could get across what she felt when she heard the song, so she decides to use a picture book. Acting herself as the ugly duckling who is given happiness, she is able to get across what she felt when she heard it. As long as she doesn't tell anyone he wrote it, he agrees to write the her My Song and introduces himself as Kōji Mihama.[5]


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Naru is given a My Song

On the day of the show, Kōji still hasn't finished the song. Many people are looking forward to the it, but she still has yet to make a dance and learn to perform a Prism Jump. Afterwards, she is guided by Lovelin outside where Kōji gives her some music sheets and she is able to find a dance after listening to it. Naru's My Song debut starts and Rinne who is in the audience listening starts to smile. After performing Prism Live, Naru succeeds in her first jump: 100% Pure Pure Arrow.[5]


Seeing a New WorldEdit

When Naru arrives at Prism Stone, she finds a peach-colored kappa under a pot, assuming its a plush toy. Although she found it cute, Ito and Ann decided to throw it out because of its bad taste. As Ito picked it up, it ran away and hid, until Ito and Ann found it and caught it. They hang it up with a rope until DJ.Coo arrives at the scene panicking and the kappa shouts for help. The kappa then reveals it is a penguin named Momo and that she is the real owner of Prism Stone with proof from Chisato Ibara, who tells them that she is her partner. Soon, there is a crowd of reporters outside of Prism Stone, although Momo assumes that they have discovered her secret, they interview Rinne instead. Chisato then makes clear that Rinne’s four jump chain was just magic and Naru is confused as to why she wouldn’t let that fact come to light. Chisato replies that there is a reason and she will tell them another time soon.[9]


Naru and Hiro

Hiro convinces Naru to compete in the tournament seriously

In order for Ann to battle with Wakana, Naru and Ito agree to sign up for the Dreaming Session tournament as part of Ann's team but not actually participate. When they tell this to Bell, she is angered, and tells them that they are only causing trouble for others this way. Naru then thinks about it in the park, until Hiro Hayami arrives, and shows her around Edel Rose. He then shows her a lesson room where only a few Edel Rose students may enter and tells her to look at Bell, who is practicing intensely for the tournament. When Naru understands why she has no right to join the tournament, Hiro tells her she may see and new world and make new rivals if she participated in the tournament. Naru thinks about it once more and decides that she will enter the tournament and participate seriously against Bell and her team.[9]


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Naru is unable to see the colors of music

On the day of the tournament, Naru and her team enter under the name Prism Stone in order to promote the shop and are up against Bell's team first as no other team had the courage to face them. Although Ito and Ann were able to publicize their new Prism Show: Prism Live, they had completely fallen behind Bell's team due to scoring guidelines. Naru and Bell are to perform against each other in the third and final round. Seeing Bell's three jump chain, Naru becomes intimidated and realized that the tournament was more merciless than she thought. When her performance was up, she arrives on stage without being able to see the colors of the song and cries. After understanding she had no right to join, Kōji sings for her, and she is able to see the colors again.[3]


Bell Slaps Narus Hand

Bell slaps Naru's hand

Naru starts off with a Prism Live, and her costume changes into the Seventh Coord (Seventh Coord Lovely Dress & Seventh Coord Lovely Shoes). Just like Bell, Naru successfully performs a three jump chain; however she loses due to passing the time limit. After they announce the scores, Naru tells Bell that she understood what Bell meant and also tells her that she will train properly and continue competing in more tournaments. She reaches out her hand and Bell slaps it, telling her that she hated her and walks off. In the waiting room, Ann comes in saying she will still perform in Prism Shows even though she lost to Wakana and Naru says that she will also practice hard. Ann then forces Naru and Ito into a crash course right away.[3]


After the Dreaming Session tournament, Prism Stone has started getting more customers and Naru is personally visited by Hijiri Himuro, the chairman of Prism Shows, who requests their participation in the world of Prism Shows. Although they accept, Naru becomes embarrassed by Chisato who requests his cake as the one condition. When Hijiri leaves, Chisato asks Naru, along with Ito and Ann, to finally talk about Rinne. She explains that Rinne is a messenger from Prism World who was on her way to deliver the sparkle of Prism Live and got into an accident resulting in amnesia. When they don’t believe her, Chisato’s body is opened up and Momo comes out. Naru, Ito and Ann become horrified and DJ.Coo explains that Chisato is just an android and Momo used her identity to interact with society. She also tells them they will not be able to work at Prism Stone if they let the secret out. When she asks them to take care of Rinne, Naru invites Rinne to live at her house until her memories return.[10]


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Naru is a bunny in the play

On her way to Prism Stone, Naru, Ito and Ann sees Otoha in front of Dear Crown and learns that she got driven out of Bell’s team. They take her in and when Otoha says that her taste in fashion isn’t good for advice, Ito tells her that the reason she got driven out of Bell’s team is probably because she never expressed her opinions. Otoha, after a push from Ito, suggests a tea party event for Prism Stone. They agree and Naru asks Otoha to make a story into a script which they will turn into a Prism Show. The following morning, Naru and Ann decide that Otoha will be the lead and Ito as the fairy prince. When the play starts, Naru and Ann both worry that Otoha may not go on after learning that Bell and Wakana are watching. After words of encouragement from Ito, Otoha goes on stage and performs. Their tea party event becomes successful, and Otoha is invited back to Edel Rose, but she thanks Bell and Wakana which they assume is a “good bye”. An egg then drops on Otoha’s egg, and hatches into her new Pair Friend: Femini.[11]


Soon, Hijiri makes an announcement that he will allow Naru and her teammates to display their Prism Lives more. When he visits them and offers them a special entry in the Heartbeat Days Session exhibition to perform as a participant in the Dreaming Session tournament, they accept. Because Naru's team placed last in the tournament, they decide to try something new but cannot think of anything. On the day of the exhibition, Naru suggests juggling while Ito and Ann suggest weird ideas as well. They are then visited by Kōji and Kazuki who came to cheer for them and Naru gets an idea of what they could do. Although they were against it at first, soon they all came to an agreement and Ito thinks of an idea that will come after.[12]


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Naru after the performance has finished

The three choose to use the Seventh Coord and Naru goes out on stage alone. Before performing, she asks the audience to sing along with her song, and starts to dance. Gradually, the audience starts to sing along with her and she soon performs the Prism Live. During the live, her coord (Seventh Coord Lovely Dress & Seventh Coord Lovely Shoes) evolve into the Seventh Coord Lovely Dress Brilliant Style & Seventh Coord Lovely Shoes Brilliant Style. During the Prism Live, she performs Lovely Rainbow to finish it off. Afterwards, Ito and Ann joins her on the same stage by performing their own Prism Live and Prism Jump, making their stage successful. Hijiri then makes an announcement that the Prism Show Association will hold a trio tournament, the Try! Groovin' Session. He also makes a second announcement, Prism Lives will finally be eligible for scoring. [12]


Happy Rain♪Edit

Naru and Ito eating lunch

Naru upon learning that Ito hasn't started her summer homework

After fighting about which song they will be using for the Try! Groovin' Session tournament, Naru and Ann settles on Ito writing them a new song. Soon, Naru and the others helped Otoha return to Bell and Wakana by teaching her the Prism Live.[13] Naru and Ito then go out to eat lunch. Upon learning that Ito hasn't started her summer homework, she asks Kōji to write them one instead.[14] When he finishes the song, Naru shows it to Ito and Ann, and Ito realized that he only arranged a song she made. She takes off with the music sheet, and while Naru does the choreography, Ito returns some time after and gives it back. That night, Otoha and Wakana come running in asking if they've seen Bell.[15]


On her way home, Naru follows Rinne who leads her to a swing where Bell is. She talks to Bell and tells her that she has people that loves her, including herself. Naru tells her that she admired her ever since the Dreaming Session tournament, Rinne and Naru thanks Bell for letting her realize that she needed to try harder in order to perform a show that her customers can be grateful for. Otoha and Wakana soon arrive to pick up Bell and they leave.[15] The following morning, Naru, Ann and Ito practice for the trio tournament, and Ito started to feel bad. On the day of the tournament, Naru, Ann and Rinne are outside the waiting room worried about Ito. They are soon visited by Kōji and Kazuki who came to help and after conversing, Kōji goes inside the waiting room to talk to Ito.[16]


Rinne embraces Naru

Rinne embraces Naru

While Naru is waiting, Bell has finished her performance as a new unit with Otoha and Wakana, Bell Rose. Bell comes up to Naru and thanks her, then decides to listen to their song. She tells them that the song is clearly "love" and Naru understood why Kōji arranged the song Ito wrote. When Kōji comes out of the waiting room and leaves, she and the others talk to Ito. Ito believes that Kōji wrote the song out of pity, so Naru puts sense into her by saying he was in love with her. As Ito tries to deny she didn't love him back, Naru says words that encouraged her to go after him and she runs off. Ann and Kazuki then leave the waiting room leaving Naru alone with Rinne. Although Naru tried to believe she was happy, she breaks down in tears and Rinne embraces her saying it was okay to cry.[2]


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Happy Rain performs Prism Live altogether

While waiting, Naru, Ann and Rinne are visited by Chisato and DJ.Coo. Ito then arrives afterwards saying she was okay to perform the song. Chisato tells them that they are quitting as Prism Stone and tells them to come up with a unit name. Ito suggests Rain using the initials from the four of them, and as Ann thought it was too gloomy, Naru suggested Happy Rain♪. Chisato then throws a pouch containing Prism Stones she designed herself to Naru so they could use it for the tournament. She asks them if they knew why they were working at Prism Stone, and Naru answered it was for their work experience program. Chisato cuts in saying it was really to let them learn important things they wouldn't normally learn at school and reminded Naru that she changed from not being able to do anything to trying out all sorts of new things along with her friends. She tells the three that they will be able to perform much better as they are now and encouraged them to go out with confidence. After changing into their costumes, Naru, Ito and Ann go out on stage and perform their new song together. The three then perform the Prism Live all together and a new trio jump, winning the tournament in first place just before Bell Rose. Bell reaches out her hand to Naru, congratulating her, and they finally shake hands for the first time.[2]


Prism JumpsEdit

RelationshipsEdit

Relationships

QuotesEdit

  • (To Ann Fukuhara) "Prism Stone is Prism Stone after all" [8]
  • (To Momo) "You're a Tanuki right?" [9]
  • "I can see it! The colors of the sound! The glow of the Prism!" [3]
  • "I have a favor to ask of you all! My song is a very happy one! So everyone, please sing along!"[12]
  • "I may be short, but my heart's bigger than the Pacific Ocean!"[13]
  • (To Bell Renjōji) "A lot of people like you too, Bell-san. Even I really like you, you know. Of course, not nearly as much as Wakana-san and Otoha-san do." [16]
  • (To Ito Suzuno) "Stop lying! The song you and Kōji-kun wrote has cool and hot colors mixing into a gentle warm glow. It's because you like each other that it's such a happy color!" [2]
  • (To Prism Stone, Kōji Mihama & Kazuki Nishina) "How about Happy Rain then? Happiness brought by the rain! That kind of name!" [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 1: I'm Naru! I'll Become a Shop Manager!
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 26: The Happy Rain Calls a Rainbow
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 13: The Rainbow Bridge That Connects Hearts
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 3: Cross is Ito? COOL & HOT
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 5: My Song is Filled With Dreams ♡ Of Various Colors
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 11: Go for Dreaming Session!
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 2: Leave it to Ann! Poppin' Sweets
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 5: Welcome to Prism Stone Easter!
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 10: The Mysterious Life Form Appears at Prism Stone!
  10. 10.0 10.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 14: Rinne's Secret
  11. 11.0 11.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 15: Otoha's Fairytale Tea Party
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 20: Overlapping Hearts, Heartbeat Session!
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 21: The Second Audition
  14. 14.0 14.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 22: The Promise and the Special Sandwich
  15. 15.0 15.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 24: The Lonely Queen
  16. 16.0 16.1 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 25: Goodbye, Bell
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 19: The Thread That Ties Hearts
  18. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 30: Crossroad of The Vows
  19. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 16: Wakana's Happy Freedom! Meow
  20. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 9: The Prism Live is a Storm After the Rain
  21. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 34: If You're Happy Naru, Let's Join Hands!
  22. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 35: This Ain't No Good With Shuffle Duos!

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