Imi wakannai (I don't get it)
~ Maki's famous quote

Maki Nishikino is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Maki was born on April 19 and is an Aries. She has crimson hair and purple eyes. Her main color is red/red-pink. She is 161 centimeters tall, and her blood type is AB. She is part of BiBi, a mini idol unit.

She is voiced by Eriko Hori (aka Pile) in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Caitlin Glass in the English version of the anime.


Maki comes from a wealthy family of doctors, and is somewhat pressured to become a doctor, like her parents, which would lead her into giving up music, which causes her to refuse to join µ's at first.

Because of Maki's wealth, it is discovered in Season 1 Episode 10 that her parents own a beach house. Therefore, μ's gladly insisted that Maki should go and ask her parents if they could use it, which they allow. In Season 2 Episode 2, it is revealed that her parents also owns a vacation house in the mountains.


Maki has tsundere qualities and has a hard time admitting her true feelings to her peers. She's also stubborn like when she was being invited to play at the beach. During the beach episode, Maki was withdrawn from the group and not participating in playing. It wasn't until Nozomi Toujou started a pillow fight in the middle of the night that Maki began to get involved.

Clubs and Hobbies

Maki is skilled at playing the piano, and is the composer of the group. Her other hobbies are photography and stargazing.



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