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Overview

Aoba Moca is a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and the lead guitarist of Afterglow. She has a sleepy demeanor and speaks with a slow, monotone voice, but is surprisingly sly at times.

Although everyone in Afterglow are childhood friends, she is particularly close to Ran. Outside of the band, she's friends with Saaya. She is also friends with Lisa, whom she works part-time with at the same convenience store.

Appearance

Moca has short, croppy ivory blonde hair which is slightly longer at the front than at the back. Her messy bangs are separated into sections. She has big, sleepy-looking, blue-grey eyes.

Her casual attire is tomboyish and simple, normally composed of an oversized hoodie and short-shorts with a top and shoes.

Originally for performances she wore a turquoise parka, black short shorts, and a plain white shirt. Her boots are teal and black and she wears a choker matching her bandmates.

Personality

Moca doesn't really have anything that she's super into, but she's the type who will get really worked up about the people she loves. The only interest she has continued to like over a long period of time is instruments and food (all kinds of bread outside of spicy ones specifically).

She is playful and often teases others to the point of having to be told by others to stop. Being fairly confident and sure of herself, she often showcases and comments on her own charms, passing off things like having breadcrumbs on her face as "part of her cuteness". Though while relaxed in most cases, her worries make her transparent. She also has a tendency to say non-sequiturs.

Despite her playful front, Moca is actually afraid of changes and conflict, especially ones related to the other Afterglow members, and has called herself a coward multiple times due to this. This is side of hers is especially shown in Afterglow's Second Band Story and the event Separating Paths, Connecting Sky where she is afraid of not being able to keep up with Ran anymore after the latter started participating more in flower arranging.

She loves Yamabuki Bakery to the extent of even labeling herself as "Yamabuki Bakery's #1 fan" in one of her game conversations with Tomoe[1], as well telling herself to buy all the bread so she can fill up her points reward card.

Game Interactions

A list of characters Moca interacts with in the game (during Lives and in the dialogues at the end of every game).

Ran (icon)Himari (icon)Tomoe (icon)Tsugumi (icon)Saaya (icon)Arisa (icon)Hina (icon)Yukina (icon)Lisa (icon)Ako (icon)Kokoro (icon)

Videos

Afterglow 青葉モカ 自己紹介動画

Afterglow 青葉モカ 自己紹介動画

Character Introduction「Afterglow」Moca Aoba

Character Introduction「Afterglow」Moca Aoba

Etymology

Aoba (青葉) means "green leaves".

Moca (モカ) means "mocha".

Trivia

  • Normally Moca refers to herself with the "atashi" pronoun, but at times (or when she feels confident) she calls herself Moca-chan, which is what she also called herself when she was young.
  • Adding to her sleepy demeanor, she can also fall asleep while standing.[2]
  • Moca has a high metabolism; she can eat a lot of food without putting on weight, which she constantly teases Himari about.
  • Moca does not belong to any clubs or student organizations.[3]
  • Moca loves to wear hoodies because she thinks they are "comfy and easy".[4]
  • Moca tends to have a messy bag, often having things scrambled in her bag with no known order.[5]
  • Moca loves reading and collecting manga, especially shounen and action manga.[6][7]
  • One of Moca's menu voice lines, "When's the next performance~?" is spoken with the exact wording and inflection as one of Tomoe's menu voice lines, making it the only known instance of two characters sharing the exact same menu dialogue.
  • In the Persona collaboration, her character design is based on NAVI and Necronomicon.

References

  1. Tomoe x Moca - Downtown: Allow me to make a recommendation!
  2. Moca x Tsugumi - Downtown: It's so relaxing~.
  3. Lisa x Moca - Haneoka Girls' Academy: You're in the going home club, right Moca?
  4. Himari x Moca - Shopping Mall: Hoodies are comfy and easy~.
  5. Moca - Haneoka Girls' Academy: Hm? My train pass is missing...
  6. A Quick Detour/Card Story
  7. Tomoe x Moca - Haneoka Girls' Academy: What book should I choose...?

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