kasumi nakasu is my favorite girl in this whole franchise, but she didn’t start out being my favorite. she became my favorite over a period of time, and now? i can hardly imagine a time when she wasn’t my favorite girl! i love her a lot, so i wanna take the time to appreciate her. in particular, i just wanna talk about my top three favorite things about her character.
❥ 1: Her Design
her design is super cute to me! her hair color and eye color go along together well. I especially love the specks of lavender that kasumi has in her eyes, it’s very cute. i also love her round eyes, it does a great job at showing her youthfulness. her design is great in every iteration of nijigasaki, anime included! plus, it helps that she’s so expressive, too! (о´∀`о)
❥ 2: Her Personality
kasumi has a great personality! she seems self-centered and childish at first, but she has a lot of other aspects to her personality as well. she was originally known as the “black-hearted idol” in the 4-koma prior to the game, but she’s terrible at it.
once when she tried to prank everyone else, she saw that their shoes were dirty — instead of her going through with her prank, she stopped everything that she was doing to go and clean them off and was embarrassed when rina and shizuku found out later. that’s the opposite of being black-hearted, don’t you think? ;)
she also has a genuinely cute side to her that you can see when she’s supporting her friends, or gushing about idols before she regains her composure. she’s a darling girl!
❥ 3: Her Role in the Nijigasaki School Idol Club
what is kasumin to her beloved club? aside from being the person (along with yuu/anata-chan and ayumu), she is the main member from the original version of this school’s idol club to never give up on it, resolving to revive it from its untimely demise — and does!
from all of the conflicts that nijigasaki has faced so far (including in recent story events in the JP server), kasumi has consistently proved that she is the heart of the club! her ambition and drive keep the club going, and it can be argued that without her, the club would likely not exist today.
this is something that I feel that a lot of people don’t notice or give her credit for, but this is one of the most remarkable things about her and it’s one of the things that made her the very best for me!
she also goes out of her way to help anyone else in the club that feels bad about themselves, such as karin (in the anime), yuu/anata-chan (in chapter 20 of SIFAS’ main story), shizuku (multiple times) and rina! not only does she keep the club together, she does her best to look after all of the members of the club as well.
honestly, i just feel that kasumin is an amazing character (⌒▽⌒) she’s not just a gremlin, she’s genuinely a good girl. she makes any scene that she’s in shine (or much funnier than it would have been if she didn’t show up), she keeps the club alive, and she’s helped to bring joy in my life and other people’s lives as well.
my hope is that one day, other people will be able to appreciate her too.
if you read through all of this, thank you for reading!
since sifas en is now out, i'm gonna try to use this website more. here's a little introduction since the one i made 5 months ago is a little outdated haha
my name is charlie and i speak both spanish and english! i've been into love live since 2014 and my best girls from each gen are hanayo, kanan and emma! i draw and edit cards (i've never edited sifas cards, but i'll probably try someday) and i (try to) write sometimes.
you might already know me from school idol tomodachi or bandori party. if that's the case, hello again!
After participating in 2018 with a savory feast, I was really looking forward to this event being organized again. I really wanted to make something sweet this time!
I originally wanted to make a gingerbread house, but I wanted to challenge myself and do something a bit more advanced to learn more patisserie techniques, so I went for a fancy entremet-style yule log.
In total, it took 5 days to make, but that's mostly because we took long breaks between each steps. My SO and their sibling helped me a ton, I couldn't have done it without them ❤️ Baking together was a lot of fun!
There were 6 elements in total:
Almond Dacquoise (biscuit base)
Praline croustillant (crispy layer)
White chocolate mirror glaze
A common layer in this kind of entremet is a sponge cake or a ganache, but I think our recipe worked well without those.
Step 1: Praline
Roasted hazelnut covered in caramel then crushed into a spread-like paste (it's delicious by itself!)
Step 2: Almond Dacquoise
Almonds, sugar and egg whites
Step 3: Praline croustillant
Mixing some crushed cookies with the praline before freezing it to get a super nice, crispy layer. My favorite layer of the entremet by far!
Step 4: Vanilla cremeux
We left it in the freezer overnight, then cut it to fit inside the mousse. Which means we have a lot left, but that's not an issue. It's so good by itself, it's like a rich vanilla pudding.
Step 5: Vanilla mousse
The preparation was very similar to the cremeux, but we mixed it with whipped cream.
Step 6: Assemble
Step 7: Chocolate toppings
I had to remember basic geometry from high school to figure out how to draw a symmetrical flower 😂
It was also my first time tempering chocolate! It wasn't perfect but it held well at least for the photos. It's the Idol Story logo, but I'm sure you noticed 😉
Step 8: Taking it out of the mold
Yes, that was a whole challenge of its own 😂
Step 9: Mirror glazing!
I always see videos where people pour glazing on top of their cake and it looks so good so I've always wanted to try that!
Ringing in the New Year with Aqours’ Countdown Live was a special treat, so I made this sweets platter to enjoy along with it! Each girl is represented with an icon sugar cookie decorated with image color royal icing. The roll cake is patterned with their icons as well, and has mikan filling! The “Aqours” logo on the cake was hand drawn using colored chocolate candy melts 🧡