Ichie Otonashi (音無 いちえ, Otonashi Ichie) is a character in the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise, original to Re LIVE. She is a second-year student from the Performance Department at Rinmeikan Girls School.
Her last name literally means "silent", but she's a rowdy little troublemaker. Not exactly a deep thinker, but her forthrightness draws in those around her. In junior high, she wanted to be an idol singer, and so she's confident in her dancing and singing abilities. Enjoys her daily verbal sparring with Fumi.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Now's the time for a comeback! It's now or never! To a beautiful stage!
Rinmeikan Girls School - Ichie Otonashi! Listen to the sound of my soul!
だけどここから 一発逆転 一期一会の 晴れ舞台！
凛明館女学校演劇科 音無いちえ！ 聞かせて魅せます 命の響！
dakedo koko kara ippatsugyakuten ichigoichie no hare butai!
Rinmeikan jogakkō engeki-ka Otonashi Ichie! kikasete misemasu inochi no hibiki!
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Ichie has long, light purple hair just below her waist. She has yellow eyes.
Her school uniform consists of a short dark brown blazer, and the same shade of dark brown dress. The blazer has a white collar with a dark brown stripe an inch or two from the edge. The blazer also has white cuffs with a dark brown stripe in the middle wrapping around the cuff. There is a red ribbon in the center of the blazer. The dress is short and goes down just past the hips. It has four golden buttons. Two on each side of the stomach area. At the top of the dress, there is a white stripe an inch or two from the collar. She wears thigh-high black stockings and black flats.
Ichie’s Revue outfit consists of a kimono-type dress in pink. She wears a white skirt with golden trims. She wears a plate on her right arm connected to her body by a red ribbon on her underarm, though in the live concerts the plate is connected by a golden rope around her neck as well as the ribbon. There are knee-high boots. The boots have a gold color of the rim and bottom, including the heals of the boots. There are red ribbons tied to the top of the boots, just below the gold. The boots also have a red bracelet on both ankles.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Ichie is often very rowdy and a troublemaker. Her main target tends to be Fumi. Ichie also is a former idol and as such loves to sing. As seen in the loading screen manga “Solo Recital” Ichie tends to hog the mic at karaoke.
Background[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
While Ichie does get on Fumi's nerves sometimes, it is clear that they care about each other. They banter frequently, especially since Ichie knows how to get on Fumi's good side. In her Tsu the Crane bond story, Fumi talks to her about her family.
Ichie and Tamao became classmates when they started at Rinmeikan and they have been good friends ever since. In the Ghost Patrol Squad Deputy's story, Tamao sets aside time to help Ichie out with her homework. Similarly, Tamao has pointed out that looking at Ichie eat so heartily always gives her an appetite.
Like Tamao, Ichie shares a close bond with Yuyuko. Sometimes they spend time singing karaoke together, as seen in one memoir. In one of Yuyuko's menu screen lines, she says that she doesn't need to treat Ichie in any special way just because she's older, and she adds that it's a good thing.
Ichie is also very fond of Rui as well. The first time they met was when Rui was new to Rinmeikan and Ichie helped take her to Tamao's classroom. While Fumi was still working in her old job, Rui accompanied Ichie at the café. Of course, not even Rui can be an exception to Ichie's pranks. In her Winged Tengu bond story, Ichie replaces Rui's photo of Tamao on her notebook with a photo of herself instead, much to Rui's embarrassment.
Revues[edit | edit source]
Game[edit | edit source]
- Rinmeikan VS Seisho
- Rinmeikan VS Siegfeld
- Rinmeikan VS Frontier (Presumed)
Live[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- Ichie's surname Otonashi means "sound" (音) (oto) and "nothing" (無) (nashi).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ichie's favorite gift is canned candy drops.
- In the Happy New Year! Operation Omikuji 2019 event, Ichie says that she’s always wanted to do a horror movie. She adds that she wants to sing the theme song and be the lead actor.
- In the same event, along with Michiru and Lalafin, Ichie forms a mini idol group called Mirai Resume.
- Prior to the Purehearted White Day Recipe event, Ichie says she has never cooked white rice before.
- Ichie's fan is presumably based on Japanese war fans. As opposed to being mostly wooden, war fans were normally made out of iron for the outer spokes, with a more lightweight material, such as bronze, for the inner spokes, and were designed to look harmless. Samurai took these fans to places where overt weapons were not allowed, and the fans could be used as a club if needed. They were also used to defend against knives and darts, as well as a throwing weapon.