Ai Miyashita, is one of the 10 school idols in the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club. She is a second year at Nijigasaki High School. Her image color is orange. She is a member of the subunit DiverDiva.
She is voice acted by Murakami Natsumi.
A second-year at Nijigasaki High School. Ai is easy to get along with and very caring, leading her to have plenty of friends. Her flashy appearance leads to many a misunderstanding, but she goes to great lengths for friends and family and loves her grandmother. Her favorite food is miso-pickled vegetables.
An energetic person who's always willing to help, she has a lot of friends. She's even friendly to strangers and quickly starts up conversations. Her style is flashy, but she has a big heart, and she’s a granny’s girl. In the neighborhood she lives in, she refers to everyone as siblings. Besides that, she likes to make puns, and gets upset when she has to explain her jokes.
She's a person who speaks casual, almost never formally, and uses a lot of slang. She also loves pun, but most of her's are never good, but she still laughs at the bad ones.
Because she has a gal-like personality, she's mistaken as a girl who skips classes or be rebellious. But this is just a stereotype as she has very good grades and is also thoughtful and caring, but can also be a bit loud and obnoxious. She's considered as a mood-maker and often energizes her idol friends.
As a suggestible person who's always willing to help, Ai has a lot of friends who can be seen chatting with strangers at any given time and she also has a big heart. In the neighborhood she lives, she tends to refer to all sorts of people around as siblings.
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Hey, were you waiting? Oh, that’s a camera!
Whoa, you borrowed it for today’s filming. I definitely thought you’d be using a smartphone instead. Because using a smartphone would be smart! Ahahah! “Smartphone” and “smart”! That’s a knee-slapper!
Wait, why the face? Wasn’t that hilarious? You got the joke about “smartphone” and “smart”, right?
Gah! Why do you look like you saw something bizarre? What’s up with you? Even though I’m an energetic girl!
What’s my favorite food? I guess I’d say nukazuke.
My grandma’s nukazuke was really delicious… To think that I can’t eat it any more… oh, she’s not dead! She’s still alive and kicking!
Eh? I’ve done enough of telling jokes and explaining them, so it’s time to sober up? OK, got it. I’ll be serious. You went to the trouble of borrowing the camera, after all.
What!? You bought the camera yourself!? You worked at a part-time job!? Wow, you’re really committed. That’s kind of incredible.
Ah, sorry, sorry. I wasn’t trying to make fun of you. More like, “wow, they’re really giving it their all”, or “I’m kinda jealous”.
There isn’t anything in my life that I’m as dedicated to, you see.
Huh? So the world of school idols will have things I’ve never seen before. And I’ll be able to see a deeply touching landscape?
Is that so? This is coming from you, and you’re really serious about this, so I guess it has to be true.
Ahahah, I’m down for that! I’m getting super excited! A landscape I haven’t seen before, huh… what could it be like?
Not just that, but if I do something like becoming a top school idol, grandma’s definitely going to be pleased, right? “Ai’s giving it her best!”
All right, I’m suddenly pumped up. Hurry up and start recording—I’ll be in a great mood for this intro video!translation by ganbaramen on tumblr
Yo. I’m Ai Miyashita.
I stumbled into being a school idol because my friend from school asked me if I wanted to!
Everyone, I’ll be in your care! I love you! Because I’m Ai!
With that, Ai-san’s special rapid-fire pun corner starts no— oh, I can’t?
……Ah, OK, sorry. I’ll be serious from here on. Seriously.
Well, as you can see, I end up getting dragged into a lot of things, but I’m an honor student. You can’t see that? Wait wait wait, but it’s true! I’m good at both studying and athletics, and I’m stylish… you see?
Anyway, the friend I mentioned before said to me, “I think the impression of the school idol world that you have is totally off. Sure you don’t wanna give it a shot?” That got me excited! I’m really prone to getting fired up from that kind of challenge.
So! I decided that I’ll aim to be number one in the world of school idols!
I want to see this world that I haven’t seen!
And I want to show everyone that landscape!
Let’s soldier on in high spirits!translation by ganbaramen on tumblr
Being frank, how has it been, working with Famitsu App?
Have you gotten used to helping out at Famitsu App?
I’ve gotten to experience a lot of stuff, and it’s been awesome! Making a magazine really does need the strength of a lot of people, huh~ Getting to know this world that I knew nothing about has been super exciting!
Hm? The other employees are praising me? Saying that I have good muscles? Heheh, as expected of Ai-san—I’m doing pretty well, huh?
Juuust kidd- wait, hold on, don’t print that! I haven’t even done that much yet~!!
What are your thoughts on working with us?
Though I’ve only been allowed to help with researching for the articles, I’ve really learned a lot. It’s important to understand not just the perspective of someone being covered, but also that of the person covering them.
Somehow, it perfectly fits what we need for our school idol activities!
Oh, now that I think of it, I wonder when my gravure shots will be released? I promised to my grandma that I’d make sure I’ll show her first!
What motivated you to work with Famitsu App?
Someone I hang out with a lot is a Famitsu reader, so when they heard, they said that “of course you have to choose Famitsu!”.
I trust them a lot, so I thought, “I guess I have no choice!”!
When you’re working at Famitsu App, what do you talk about with Ayumu-chan and Rina-chan?
I talk about work with Ayumu-chan a lot, I guess. And afterwards, I tell her about things like the latest popular apps. When I tell her about some interesting social apps, she smiles a lot when we’re talking about trying to make friends using them.
With Rina-rii… oh yeah, I call her Rina-rii, but anyway, we manage to talk, with her using the Rina-chan Board. That thing has a lot of faces, so it’s pretty amusing.
Oh, and I promised Rina-rii that we’d go shopping together. We’re planning to hit up some cute shops and eat pancakes with tons of cream! Rina-rii is the type to want to be fed!
Do you have any thoughts on clothes?
My clothes? I guess I’d say they feel freeing? But I like them, and what’s most important is that I wear what I want to wear!
Right, if you wanted to talk about fashion, you’d want to talk to Karin. She’s pretty good at coordinating clothes, she knows some good stores, and she gets really excited about it. I actually bought the accessories I’m wearing from an online shop that Karin recommended~
When you’re talking with people in a higher position, do you talk to them like you’re doing right now?
Huh? I don’t think so… Ahem, even I use keigo with my superiors, you know? On that note, has everyone had the chance to eat yet?
You wanna… er, if you please, would you like to dine together?
…how was that? I got my manners from my grandma—when she said that I was being rude, I tried to be proper and polite! But when I messed up, she taught me how to phrase things correctly.
What do school idols mean to Ai-chan?
Why did you start being a school idol?
Well, I have this classmate who’s a big fan of school idols, and they asked me, “The world of school idols is completely different from what you’ve seen before, I think. So do you want to take up the challenge?”
When someone says something like that to me, I’m the type to suddenly get really fired up about it.
Being honest, what’s your appeal point as a school idol?
My appeal point would have to be… my knack for puns, maybe! Who else could be so punny? Heh!
What? Why didn’t you laugh? Ah, did it go over your head?
You see, it’s because it’s “pun” and “funny”… wait, why are you looking at me so kindly??
What kind of school idol do you want to become?
With my amazing puns, I’d like to make people laugh when they think of me while they’re relaxing, and fire them up when they’re in a tough spot…
Yup, I want to become an idol that’s like a good friend. I’d give you the feeling that Ai-san Power is always by your side.
Like “One order of love for the weary!”. Because I’m Ai, after all!
From now on, what activities do you want to do as a school idol?
Of course, I want to get on stage as soon as I can! And I want to be on the biggest stage.
Since I started working to become a school idol, and this goes for helping out here as well, every day brings a view that I haven’t seen before. Up until now, I’ve seen everyone being noisy and having fun, but it’s kind of like—how do I put this—we’re doing jiu-jitsu, I guess?
So, standing in the center up on stage… on a huge stage, just what kind of landscape would you see from there? I really want to find out soon! Recently, I’ve been thinking about this every day before I fall asleep, but I think it has to be beyond my wildest dreams!translation by ganbaramen on tumblr
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- Typical of a gyaru (gal), Ai likes fashion and mobile apps or games. She also likes candy and sometimes carries extra with her.
- She is good at academics and sports, and because of her many friends, has a flawless image at school.
- She also enjoys her grandmother's fermented pickles.