I first got into Love Live! when I was in 6th grade (5 years ago) from an online friend (leslie you changed my life by showing me this game, thank you) she played the game and really liked Kotori. She was new to the game too and I remember being sooo impressed that she had SRs and could complete hard songs. I got really into the game, but I didn't really have a best girl or anything until I watched the anime a few years later. I loved all the girls but Hanayo's story and personality really resonated with me. She was (and still is) my role model. I love her development from being too shy to even talk in class and then she gains confidence in herself and being able to preform in front of crowds! I wanted to be like her and I (embarrassingly) wrote my "role model" essay in school about her. I was skeptical when Aqours came out. I like Aqours but u's will always have a very special place in my heart. Thank you if you read all of this (づ｡◕‿‿◕｡)づ have a good day~!