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Mahiru Tsuyuzaki (露崎 まひる, Tsuyuzaki Mahiru) is a character in the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise. She is a second-year student from the Actor Training Department at Seisho Music Academy's 99th Graduating Class.

Though she sings and dances her heart out on stage, this Stage Girl is normally withdrawn and contemplative. She admires her roommate Karen's cheery and outgoing nature, but her feelings are put in a difficult place when Karen's old friend Hikari shows up.[2]

Revue Introduction[]

(From the anime)

QLeft.png I adore the shining stage, but... I love it even more when you shine.
In a duet that goes round and round, I hope we can dance together, forever.
99th Class, Mahiru Tsuyuzaki! I was the one... who was always by your side.
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QLeft.png キラめく舞台が 大好きだけど キラめくあなたは もっと好き
まわるまわる デュエットで ずっとふたりで 踊れたら
99期生 露崎まひる ずっとそばにいたのは 私なんだよ…
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QLeft.png kirameku butai ga daisukidakedo kirameku anata wa motto suki
mawaru mawaru dyuetto de zutto futari de odoretara
kyūjū kyū kisei Tsuyuzaki Mahiru zutto soba ni ita no wa watashi nandayo...
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【Variations】

Appearance[]

Mahiru has straight waist-length midnight blue hair that has blunt ends, as do her bangs, which cover her forehead, she ties off two small even sections of her hair in a way that makes them stick out like antennae and slate blue eyes.

School Uniform
Her Seisho uniform consists of a gray blazer with dark gray trimming and a gray knife-pleated skirt, a white button-up shirt, a red ribbon tie, and brown loafers, which she wears with black crew socks.

Casual Outfit
Her casual outfit consists of a pale pink overall dress with a deep V-neck, under which she wears a pale-yellow shirt with trumpet sleeves, and her shoes are red canvas shoes. While in the dorm, she wears a long pale yellow cardigan over a T-shirt and black leggings.

Practice Outfit
Mahiru's practice outfit consists of a black leotard with red straps, which she wears with white tights. Over the leotard, she wears a loose white shirt that goes down to her waist.

Revue Outfit
Her revue outfit comprises a rich green jacket with golden piping, a standing-type collar with a white cravat, pale yellow turnbacks with golden piping, red cuff flaps with a golden trim, and a golden armband, aiguillettes, and epaulets over a plain white button-up shirt. Her belt is golden with a golden buckle. Her skirt is a green knife-pleated skirt with a white band near the bottom, a green ribbon at the back, and a light green tulle dress tail. Like all the other girls, she wears black boots with golden trim detailing and a tassel, as well as a red pelisse jacket with golden piping over her left shoulder, held to a red shoulder belt by a golden aiguillette and a golden button. Her weapon is a mace with an aquamarine-colored gem finial, and she occasionally uses it like a baseball bat.

Personality[]

Mahiru is warm, kind, and trustworthy. Behind her outward lack of self-confidence lies a quiet determination to bring happiness to those she cares for.

The overwhelming talent of the rest of the girls at Seisho makes her lose faith in her own abilities, having her instead find comfort in being somebody Karen can rely on. However, Hikari's arrival makes her despair upon being made to feel like Karen no longer needs her. Nevertheless, she is able to rediscover her own brilliance and keep on pushing forward towards her dreams.

Background[]

Mahiru is a native of Hokkaido and graduated from Kitachian Junior High. Encouraged by her art-loving grandmother, who introduced her to singing, baton twirling, and stage plays, Mahiru applied to Seisho with the determination to smile with the same amount of confidence as the actresses she saw on stage[3]. However, overwhelmed by the many talented girls at the Academy, she lost confidence in herself and subsequently forgot that she was selected thanks to her own unique brilliance.

Educational[]

Middle School
Kitachian Town Kitachian Junior High School
Course Experience
Since 2005: Choir (Kitachian Children's Choir)
Since 2005: Piano
Since 2007: Baton Twirling (Kyōgoku Baton Club)
Since 2008: Classical Ballet
Since 2012: Modern Dance

Professional[]

Awards and Certificates
2016 Japan Baton Championship, U-15 Category: Solo Twirl, 3rd Place
2016 National Junior High Baton Twirling Competition: Solo Twirl, Runner-up

Relationships[]

Karen Aijo[]

Karen is Mahiru's roommate at Seisho. Upon entering the school and seeing everyone's talents, Mahiru had lost confidence in herself; instead, she looked up to Karen as a shining star, and found comfort in being able to take care of Karen when she depended on her. Hikari's return, and Karen's subsequent increased efforts, made Mahiru jealous that Karen was no longer looking at her or relying on her. However, Karen's reassurance that she has her own brilliance and a warmth that would make anyone smile encourage her to remember what initially drove her to attend Seisho. Despite losing to Karen in the revue auditions, and her not yielding on her promise to Hikari, Mahiru comes to the conclusion that she loves her nonetheless. Eventually, Mahiru becomes friends with Hikari and Karen both, once again being somebody they rely on.

Hikari Kagura[]

Mahiru is initially reluctant about letting Hikari room with her and Karen, and feels mounting jealousy towards the way her return has affected Karen. Hikari, however, appears indifferent to Mahiru's negative feelings, and agrees with Karen's assessment about the brilliance and warmth that make her shine. Eventually, Mahiru also becomes somebody Hikari can rely on, with the less serious sides of her also showing up when they're together, and Mahiru ends up taking care of Hikari like she does with Karen.

Revues[]

Anime[]

Live[]

  • Revue of Isolation (initial performance)
  • Revue of Jealousy
  • Revue of Summer Sky
  • Revue of Ultramarine
  • Revue of Rainbow
  • Revue of Canis Minor

Etymology[]

  • The name Mahiru (まひる) is homophonous with 真昼 (midday).
    • This is referenced many times, such as in her part in the stage plays' PRE CALL.
    • Scriptwriter Tatsuto Higuchi stated that it was not written in kanji because the meaning is obvious and the kanji for Mahiru (真昼) is common, so they decided to go with hiragana. [4]
  • Mahiru's surname Tsuyuzaki means "dew; dewdrop" (露) (tsuyu) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (zaki).
  • All of the characters in Mahiru's name are related to nature, as Mahiru is the best representation of natural emotions, such as jealousy, out of the 99th Class.[4]

Trivia[]

  • Mahiru's favorite gift is hair ties.
  • Mahiru is the only character from the franchise whose romantic feelings for another girl are officially confirmed, as in Episode 5, her devotion to Karen Aijo manifests in Mahiru seeking out an indirect kiss with her and seeing Hikari Kagura as a rival for her affection, or in Episode 3, where Kaoruko Hanayagi describes her feelings in an almost straightforward way as “one-sided crush” and teases Mahiru about lesbian notes in her behavior. This feature of her personality remains unchanged both in the game and in the stage plays.
  • Mahiru also is the only heroine of the original cast, who has no official partner for her Takarazuka due, which is caused by her status of "loser" in the triangle with Karen and Hikari. Nevertheless, it is assumed that she was Karen's revue partner before the events of the original plot.
  • Mahiru's love for baseball and talent for the baton are taken directly from Haruki Iwata (Mahiru's voice actress).
    • Iwata was a champion in baton twirling during her childhood and she holds a love for baseball to this day.
  • Mahiru is 162 cm or 5'3.

Gallery[]

Stage Cards[]

Memoirs[]


Outfits[]

*For Stage Girl Live2D Models, please visit their respective card pages.

References[]

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