Jan. 27, 2021, 4:01 p.m.


Geez, where do I even start. Hanayo has been my biggest comfort character since I was 11, when I first started playing Love Live!. I resonated with her shyness and character development. At the time, I was basically a miniature Hanayo. I had one friend who I've had since childhood and stuttered when speaking in class. Watching her dance and sing made me feel like I could do anything. When I started watching the anime I loved her even more! Her story warmed my heart and made me feel less alone. I also needed a push of confidence from friends to help push me along. I wanted to be like her. I wanted to gain confidence the way she did and she showed me it was possible! I was very insecure about my social skills and body image as Hanayo was and she made me feel more confident in my body and working on my social skills. I even started eating plain rice because of her. I truly tried to better myself because I no longer felt alone or alienated in my struggles. As embarrassing as it is to admit, my role model essay in 7th grade was written about Hanayo. I don't still have access to my middle school account but I wish I did. Hanayo and Love Live! in general definitely changed my life. I no longer want to BECOME Hanayo. I'm secure in myself but I am sure I've become someone Hanayo would be proud of. I'm going to put images of my merch and cards in the comments so I don't clog up your feed anymore. She blessed me with 4/5 of her limited Birthday URs!!!! I screamed so loud!!! Swipe on images to see them all. Thank you for reading.