It's the day, it's finally Hanayo's birthday! I was looking forward anxiously to this day!
First all, sorry if my English is bad, but my maternal language is Spanish, however I want to shared my love to this rice lover with all.
To begin with, I would like to tell you a little about my story: At the end of 2015, I started a Love Live cover group in Spanish, where I was assigned to Hanayo. At that time, I didn't know anything about her because I had 0 knowledge about the franchise, however, when I started to play SIF, I chose her and what I saw from her cards and their audios, I thought Hanayo was so cute (an applause to Shikako for her great job).
But my love for her came when I saw the anime: her story where she loves everything about school idols but she thinks can't become one because her shyness, but with Rin and Maki's help, doubts ceased becoming in bravery. I love it, especially her friendship with others of first year.
However I couldn't enjoy it very much because as soon as I started watching the anime, I read that the Final Live was going to be held. And I thought: I can't longer enjoy μ's and Hanayo as much as I would like.
I know I would still continue with SIF and later with Puchiguru and SIFAS, but I wasn't able to feel the same. What I would have liked is to see Shikako, playing as Hanayo, with the other members from μ's in some radio program, streaming...
And when they announced Love Live Fest with all participants and I watched μ's logo, I start to cry for happiness, really. Because I was going to see Hanayo and μ's one more time, and not only that, I was going to see all girls interact with Aqours, Saint Snow and the Nijigasaki. With this, I imaginated one thing: when all girls finished their presentations, I imagined the Fest goers lighting up the green place and exclaim: OTANJOUBI OMEDETOU, HANAYO CHAN! (Happy birthday Hanayo chan!) Remember that the Fest will be on the 18th and 19th, when Hanayo's birthday will be on 17th.
(Sorry for image's quality. I don't have a scanner where I can scan the draw).
Unfortunately, I can't attend the Fest, either I can't see it in any cinema because where I live they do nothing in relation to Love Live. The little that brings here is counterfeit merchandising, but at least I'm glad to think that Shikako would read my message for her and Hanayo thanks to a person who started an idea that fans would write messages for seiyuus and would collect them in notebooks and get them I would give each one the corresponding one.
This message was what I put to Shikako. Because thanks to them, I met my real friends and I do something that I love, that is to sing. I don't know how long I will still like Love Live, but I am sure that thanks to Hanayo, this stage of my life has been very happy.
That is why, thanks Hanayo, thanks Shikako. Thank you for your hard work and I will continue supporting it. And, thanks to all for reaching the end of the publication.
I hope you liked it and let's continue enjoying Hanayo and Love Live for longer time. ♥
💚Happy Birthday Hanayo!💚
Hanayo is my forever best girl, so I had to make her birthday post my first on Idol Story! This year, I’ve decided to do a dance cover of Start Dash in her honor. I can’t upload videos on here, so here is the cover for it. I have it posted on Instagram @angeldreamslive at this link https://www.instagram.com/p/B7brhPwnzQq/?igshid=jxt28nula7du if you’d like to check it out!
Hanayo was the first person who showed up for μ‘s when they performed, and she was the first girl who taught me what it meant to shine. Love Live came into my life when I was struggling to find my purpose. I was too shy to put myself out there, and was often left alone because of it. Hanayo’s growth pushed me to seek more for myself, and this last year I decided I was going to join a group just like her.
After trying very hard, I found my place. That position lead me back to her. I am so honored to represent Hanayo through cosplay and dance. It feels like everything has circled back to this moment and to her. This is why I chose to do Start Dash. When she saw μ‘s perform that first day, she gave it everything she had so that she could sing and dance with them. Now it’s my turn. I hope that in a year I will be able to improve just as much as she did with μ‘s. Please enjoy my first performance with Hanayo in Start Dash!
Thank you for taking the time to read this little love letter to my best girl >•<
From the day I first saw you, I knew you'd be my favorite 💚 Happy birthday Hanayo! 💚
Back in 2013, I set you as my partner when I didnt even know what love live was all about! After falling into the rabbit hole, you ended up being my all time favorite character 💚 My nickname was based off of your nickname too! Here's to many more years together, Hanayo 💚
Happy birthday, Hanayo!
Ok uh im not really good at writing things like this but bear with me... Hanayo, Kayo-chin, Pana, Rice Goddess , i love you 😣.
I remember the first time i actually downloaded SIF and I was stuck between choosing Kotori and Pana. I was interested in Hanayo since she was shy and I like shy characters but ultimately, I chose Kotori. Then... I redownloaded SIF for like a year or two after that. After replaying it for a while, Hanayo didn't tend to stick out that much to me, especially since there were 9 more new girls in the game that i wanted to check out (Aqours). At the time, I knew Hanayo as Rin's friend who liked rice cuz I always got Rin's cards and Hanayo's cards and this was a time whenever I got a new card, I would set it as my partner so I would constantly hear about one girl talk about the other. Also, it was really weird too since sometimes I may get a Rin card from a set then later, get a Hanayo card from same set. At this point, I started to get more into the LL fandom and this helped me learn more about the characters. I can't really remember the moment when it clicked in my head for me that "I really like Hanayo!" but I do remember just liking how more realistic she was in both personality and design, plus I could relate to her a bit, after reading more about her. She is a kinda shy girl but when you speak about something she likes, she can't stop talking. She wore glasses, has short hair, and was insecure about her weight. To me, those are relatable enough aspects for me to love her.
Personally, her usual singing voice is not one of my favorite but if we talking about her voice in earlier songs like Mermaid Festa... it's one of my faves (thx Kubo Yurika). My favorite Hanayo solo is probably Kodoku Na Heaven, it's so beautiful. The fact that her and Kotori got not one but TWO duet songs makes me happy cuz they my favorite girls, however I do feel like one of those duets could've been used for a RinPana song... Her relationship with Rin is also very cute but it also saddens me because they're two of the least popular girls but they still sticking with each other tho :')
I also like to draw/doodle Hanayo occasionally since she's pretty easy to draw. This was a picture I drew for Hanayo's birthday in 2018.
I also made a little banner thingy for her, printed it out, and put it in my front binder sleeve about 2 years ago. I still got it too.
N e ways uhhh again, I'm not really good at writing stuff like this but I hope y'all could understand how much i love Hanayo from it! And good luck to everyone else who is participating in this event!