Umi Sonoda is one of the nine 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)".
In the Japanese version, she was voiced by Suzuko Mimori who also voices Cera from PriPara, Yuri Ushigome from the BanG Dream!, Anju Shiratori from Kiratto Pri☆Chan and Asumi Fuurin from Healin' Good♥Pretty Cure, and by Kira Buckland in the English version of the anime.
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.
- Her Japanese Voice Actress, Suzuko Mimori is best known for voicing as Hiyoko Saionji from Danganronpa video games/anime series, Nanami Momozono from Kamisama Kiss series, Sora Takenouchi from Digimon Adventure tri.,
- Her English Voice Actress, Kira Buckland is best known for voicing as Izumo Kamiki from Blue Exorcist series, Jibanyan from Yo-kai Watch Season 3, Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx from Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Hiyoko Saionji & Kirumi Tojo from Danganronpa video games/anime series and Petunia Rhubarb & Laura Carrot from The VeggieTales Show.