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Overview

Maruyama Aya is a third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the lead singer of Pastel*Palettes. She also works part-time at the fast food store with Kanon.

Aya has always admired idols ever since she was young, and the reason she wanted to become an idol was because of the idol group Marmalade's lead, Ayumi[1]. Aya then spent three years being a trainee idol before she was chosen to become the lead singer for Pastel*Palettes.

Appearance

Aya has fair skin, large pink eyes, and shoulder-length, pastel pink hair with wavy ends. Her bangs are straight cut with a small slant to the corner and a split off-center. Her forelocks are thin and curled. Usually, she wears her hair loose, but when performing or training, she ties it up in pigtails.

Her casual attire is flirty and feminine, with soft colors, floral accents, and jewelry. In her initial outfit, Aya wears a short, frilly white dress with a pink floral pattern, and bangle, a pink jeweled necklace, and carries a pink shoulder bag.

During winter, she wears an off-shoulder knitted white sweater, a gray-purple miniskirt and pink thigh-high boots with fluffy edges. The outfit is completed by a heart necklace. During summer, she wears a white-and-pink striped dress with lace and flowers on the top, and a headband as a decoration.

Personality

On the outside, Aya is very cheery, high-spirited, and bubbly. She is also very nice and has always been in love with idols. She is unselfish in her pursuits, helping others for the sake of being kind.

Deep down, however, she is a sensitive girl who suffers from a complex stemming from her desire to be noticed. Adding to this, she does not wear her disguise outside because she wants to get noticed, and even looks up constantly what people think of her on the internet. She gets worked up easily and tends to cry a lot, thus her improvisation skills are poor and she tends to mess up during her MC duties. She also has a senpai-kouhai relationship with Kasumi and often frets over it, trying her best to look and act like an "admirable, reliable senpai".

Aya works hard in order to become an idol she can be proud of, and is very determined in her goal and passion despite her shortcomings. She is also very knowledgeable about certain things, such as taking the perfect selfie, and is shown to constantly practice this. She also likes coming up with different "idol poses" which she's usually proud of, despite the fact that people tease her for them (or misunderstand them, just like in Eve's case[2]).

Game Interactions

A list of characters Aya interacts with in the game.

Hina (icon)Chisato (icon)Maya (icon)Eve (icon)Kasumi (icon)Himari (icon)Sayo (icon)Lisa (icon)Rinko (icon)Hagumi (icon)Kanon (icon)Tsukushi (icon)

Videos

Pastel*Palettes 丸山彩 自己紹介動画

Pastel*Palettes 丸山彩 自己紹介動画

Character Introduction「Pastel*Palettes」Aya Maruyama

Character Introduction「Pastel*Palettes」Aya Maruyama

Etymoloy

Maruyama (丸山): Maru (丸) means "round" and Yama (山) means "mountain".

Aya (彩) means "coloring".

Trivia

  • She has a younger sister whom she gets along well.[3]
  • Aya's favorite season is spring.[4]
  • Hina finds the way she cries funny, and often teases her about it.
  • She has a personal blog which she updates quite frequently.
  • Aya always carries a selfie stick around.[5]
  • Despite her hardworking nature Aya is bad at studying, and has even admitted that sometimes the Japanese language they study at school sounds like a foreign language to her[6].

References

  1. Past Aspirations And Pastel Futures/Event Story
  2. Absolute Idol Pose☆/Card Story
  3. Tanabata Clerk/Card Story#Episode
  4. Eve x Aya - Fast Food Store: Do you have a favorite season?
  5. When the Flowers Bloom/Event Story
  6. Dreams, Reality, and Hundred Songs/Event Story

Navigation

Characters
Poppin'Party Kasumi (icon)Toyama Kasumi
Tae (icon)Hanazono Tae
Rimi (icon)Ushigome Rimi
Saaya (icon)Yamabuki Saaya
Arisa (icon)Ichigaya Arisa
Afterglow Ran (icon)Mitake Ran
Moca (icon)Aoba Moca
Himari (icon)Uehara Himari
Tomoe (icon)Udagawa Tomoe
Tsugumi (icon)Hazawa Tsugumi
Pastel✽Palettes Aya (icon)Maruyama Aya
Hina (icon)Hikawa Hina
Chisato (icon)Shirasagi Chisato
Maya (icon)Yamato Maya
Eve (icon)Wakamiya Eve
Roselia Yukina (icon)Minato Yukina
Sayo (icon)Hikawa Sayo
Lisa (icon)Imai Lisa
Ako (icon)Udagawa Ako
Rinko (icon)Shirokane Rinko
Hello, Happy World! Kokoro (icon)Tsurumaki Kokoro
Kaoru (icon)Seta Kaoru
Hagumi (icon)Kitazawa Hagumi
Kanon (icon)Matsubara Kanon
Misaki (icon)Okusawa Misaki (Michelle)
RAISE A SUILEN LAYER (icon)Wakana Rei
PAREO (icon)Nyubara Reona
MASKING (icon)Satou Masuki
LOCK (icon)Asahi Rokka
CHUCHU (icon)Tamade Chiyu
Morfonica Mashiro (icon)Kurata Mashiro
Touko (icon)Kirigaya Touko
Nanami (icon)Hiromachi Nanami
Tsukushi (icon)Futaba Tsukushi
Rui (icon)Yashio Rui
Glitter☆Green Ushigome Yuri
Uzawa Rii
Wanibe Nanana
Nijikki Hinako
Others Tsuzuki Shifune
Tsukishima Marina
Toyama Asuka
Umino Natsuki
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