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Overview

Hikawa Sayo is a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the guitarist of Roselia. She is the older, more serious twin of Hina.

In the second season of the anime, she is a third-year student.

Background

Sayo is the older of the twins, but she sees this as more of a burden than anything. Ever since they were younger, Hina has always bested Sayo in everything, in simple things such as seeing who can swing higher in the playing ground's swings to test scores. Whereas Hina can master new skills with ease, Sayo requires a great deal of information before she can even begin to practice. As a result, Sayo formed a severe inferiority complex towards Hina. One of Sayo's main reasons for starting to play the guitar was because "it was something Hina wasn't doing".

Sayo's intense dislike for carrots also comes from her childhood: Hina was actually the one who used to dislike them, and Sayo would always eat Hina's carrots for her, which then resulted in Sayo getting scolded over not eating hers. Despite her dislike, Sayo has said she can't remember what exactly caused her to avoid them.[1]

Although Sayo and Hina were originally very close, doing everything together, Sayo's feeling of inadequacy caused her to drift away from her twin, until eventually she began trying to shut her out of her life entirely. However, as the story goes on, she also tries her best to fix their relationship and start understanding Hina more, and is shown to act more kindly towards her.

Appearance

Sayo has slanted green eyes and long, light, teal hair about navel length with her forelocks worn behind the ear with a curl on the end. Her bangs are neatly parted with the exception of a single loose lock.

Her casual attire is simple with a tomboyish, yet cute tone, mixing pale and dark shades.

Personality

A serious and fussy girl, Sayo is somewhat cold in nature, even towards those she is close to. She never cuts corners or accepts shoddy workmanship, and is far too serious for her own good. She tends to stubbornly deny liking or being fond of certain things, such as fluffy animals or french fries.

In comparison to her sister Hina, Sayo is fairly stiff and sharp, and is highly stubborn when trying to do what she believes is best for others. She is very formal, and addresses most people by their last names, except for her sister and Tomoe. Like Yukina, she is prone to make snide or rude remarks, though often these remarks do not reflect how she actually feels.

Game Interactions

A list of characters Sayo interacts with in the game.

Yukina (icon)Lisa (icon)Rinko (icon)Ako (icon)Tomoe (icon)Tsugumi (icon)Hina (icon)Kokoro (icon)

Trivia

  • ESP Guitars will release a real-life version of Sayo's guitar, M-II (Full Name: M-II Roselia Sayo), alongside Lisa's bass, and other Bandori merchandise relating to Roselia.[2][3]
  • She is the tallest Roselia member.
  • She is a member of the Archery (Kyudo) Club and Disciplinary Committee. 
  • Sayo loves reading music magazines and in one in-game conversation, was even shown carrying seven of them in her school bag. 
  • She prefers dogs over cats.
  • Sayo is noted to have very beautiful hands, as noted by Tae.[4]
  • Sayo's cool personality is hinted in her name as "Yo" (夜) means "Night", while Hina's name contains the kanji for "Day" (日) in it, furthering the contrast between the twins.

Cards

Card Name Rarity Type Skill Availability (Initial Availability for permanent gacha cards)
Hard Worker 1★ Cool Score Up Band Story 1 Chapter 1
Onstage 2★ Pure Life Recovery + Score Up
Twin Problems 3★ Cool Score Up
Good Sound 2★ Happy Perfect Lock + Score Up A Song Unfinished
Ice Cream In Summer 2★ Power Perfect Lock + Score Up Don't leave me, Lisa!!!!
Tanabata Pair 4★ Happy Score Up Twinkling Milky Way Gacha
Teardrops and Rainfall 3★ Pure Life Recovery + Score Up Rainy Blue Rose Gacha
Making Cookies 3★ Power Score Up Cooking Class Craziness!
An Alluring Hand 4★ Power Perfect Score Rate Up New Years Dream Festival
Blue Roses in Harmony 2★ Cool Score Up
Tank in Training 3★ Happy Life Dependent Score Up Companions On A Journey Gacha
Perfect Form, Perfect Shot 4★ Pure Perfect Lock + Score Up A Serene New Movement Gacha
This Time I Will 3★ Pure Life Recovery + Score Up Neo-Aspect
With The Rain 3★ Cool Perfect Lock + Score Up Roaring Rimshot Gacha
What I Can Say 2★ Pure Score Up Growing Up Sisters!
Glittering Water Magic 4★ Cool Life Dependent Score Up Mysterious Coral Reef Limited Gacha
To The Party 2★ Cool Perfect Lock + Score Up 1st Girls Band Election (Int'l Server)
Silent Blaze 3★ Power Perfect Lock + Score Up The Afterglow of Our Fading Pride
Starry Sky Seen By The Twins 4★ Pure Life Recovery + Score Up Stardust Horoscope Gacha
New Work Challenges 3★ Pure Perfect Lock + Score Up Recital's Encore Gacha

References

  1. Teardrops and Rainfall/Card Story
  2. http://espguitars.co.jp/roselia/
  3. http://bang-dream.com/news/espxroselia/
  4. An Alluring Hand/Card Story

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Characters
Poppin'Party Toyama KasumiHanazono TaeUshigome RimiYamabuki SaayaIchigaya Arisa
Afterglow Mitake RanAoba MocaUehara HimariUdagawa TomoeHazawa Tsugumi
Pastel✽Palettes Maruyama AyaHikawa HinaShirasagi ChisatoYamato MayaWakamiya Eve
Roselia Minato YukinaHikawa SayoImai LisaUdagawa AkoShirokane Rinko
Hello, Happy World! Tsurumaki KokoroSeta KaoruKitazawa HagumiMatsubara KanonOkusawa MisakiMichelle
RAISE A SUILEN Wakana Rei/LAYERNyubara Reona/PAREOSato Masuki/MASKINGAsahi Rokka/LOCKTamade Chiyu/CHU²
Glitter☆Green Ushigome YuriUzawa RiiWanibe NananaNijikki Hinako
ARGONAVIS Nanahoshi RenGoryou YuutoMatoba WataruShiroishi BanriKikyou Rio
Others Tsuzuki ShifuneTsukishima MarinaToyama AsukaUmino Natsuki