Honoka Kousaka is the overall main protaganist of Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Honoka was born on August 3 and is a Leo. She has ginger hair, with some of it tied up in a side ponytail, and blue eyes. Her main color is orange. She is 157 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. She is the center of Printemps, a mini idol unit. Her solo album is called "Honnori Honokairo!".

She is voiced by Emi Nitta in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Marieve Herington in the English version of the anime.


Honoka's family owns a Japanese sweets shop named Homura. She lives at the back of the shop with her parents and younger sister, Yukiho Kousaka.

Since she was a child, she has been friends with Kotori Minami, and she befriended Umi Sonoda after inviting her to a game of hide-and-seek. She is also friends with Fumiko, Hideko and Mika at school. Her maternal grandmother and her mother are both graduates from Otonokizaka.


Honoka is an optimist girl who is never afraid to take risks. She is always in a good mood and likes to look at the bright sides of things. Honoka doesn't enjoy eating red bean paste despite working at her family's shop that sells Japanese sweets. Honoka is determined and once her mind is set on something, nothing can stop her.

Clubs and Hobbies

Honoka enjoys swimming and sticker collecting. She is the leader of the school idol group μ's.

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