Umi Sonoda is the main characters in Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Umi was born on March 15 and is a Pisces. She has long blue hair and brown eyes. Her main color is blue. She is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A. She is the center of Lily White, a mini idol unit. Her solo album is called "Umiiro Shōjo ni Miserarete (The Enchanted Ocean-Colored Maiden)".
She is voiced by Suzuko Mimori in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Kira Buckland in the English version of the anime, both of whom have also voiced Hiyoko Saionji.
Umi is Honoka Kousaka's and Kotori Minami's classmate and childhood friend. She is also a member of the school's archery club, which she is quite good at. She believes Honoka is bossy and pushy, but also realizes the perks of having an adventurous friend. Among the members of μ's, Umi takes the role of being their physical trainer and choreographer before Eli Ayase joins the group and takes up that role.
Umi is normally a shy girl, but she has a strong will and has some qualities of a leader. Despite of this, she is content to stay reserved and always thinks logically. Umi becomes the group's lyric writer, and wrote the song "Start:Dash!!". Umi is uncomfortable with wearing short skirts, but gets used to it after their first live. Apparently, if awaken while sleeping, Umi takes on a completely different and angry personality, and has the ability to throw "supersonic pillows," according to Episode 10.
Clubs and Hobbies
As the daughter of a traditional family, Umi experts in Kendo, Nagauta, archery, calligraphy, and traditional dancing.
- In Japanese version, she is voiced by Suzuko Mimori, also voiced Athena in Warriors Orochi series, Hiyoko Saionji in Danganronpa video games/anime series, Nanami Momozono in Kamisama Kiss series, Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure tri., Fancy Honey in Cutie Honey Universe, Hisui E. Fiore in Fairy Tail, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic, Pinkie Pie in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Stella in The Angry Birds Movie, Mimori Tōgō in Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru, Maria Arusu and Marina Arusu in Date A Live, Kanzashi Sarashiki in Infinite Stratos, Ophis in Highschool DXD, and Asumi Fuurin in Healin' Good♥Pretty Cure.
- In English version, she is voiced by Kira Buckland, also voiced Setsuna in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Izumo Kamiki in Blue Exorcist series, Jibanyan in Yo-kai Watch Season 3, Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Hiyoko Saionji & Kirumi Tojo in Danganronpa video games/anime series, Petunia Rhubarb & Laura Carrot in The VeggieTales Show, Beatrice in Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, Sophia Ascart in I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags, 2B in NieR: Automata, Eris in KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!, Julis Riessfeld in The Asterisk War, Mitsuri Kanroji in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Maria Naruse in Testament of Sister New Devil Series, Athena Asamiya in Psycho Soldier, Katarina in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, Eirika in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Talim in Soulcalibur XI, Yuri Sakazaki in Art of Fighting, Kuroyukihime in Accel World, Honoka in Dead or Alive, Kougyoku Ren in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Chou-Chou in Mugen Souls, Lilli and Luste Teuber in Rosenkreuzstilette, Reimi Sugimoto in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable, MarvelousAQL in Neptunia Victory, Female Cross in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nio Altugle in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Madoka Kyouno in Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne, Eri Shinkai in AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission and AIKa Zero, Malva in Pokémon Generations, Desire in One Piece, and Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean.