Nyubara Reona is a second-year middle school student at Kamogawa Chuou Middle School. She goes by the stage name PAREO (パレオ) and is the keyboardist for the band RAISE A SUILEN.
She adores Chiyu and has said she admires her deeply, especially because Chiyu was the one who "pulled her out of the darkness." She calls her CHU²-sama and sometimes Goshujinsama (lit. Master; translated as "Mistress" in BanG Dream! 2nd Season's English dub).
Ever since she was young, Reona had been burdened by her parents' expectations of her and was very self-conscious of how her image comes off to others. In the eyes of her parents, teachers, and classmates, she is a popular top student who has excellent grades and excels in sports (especially basketball, and later in middle school, volleyball as well). She has always loved cute things and even dreamed of becoming an idol, but had kept this side hidden from everyone else because she was afraid of showing and expressing it, and even said she wanted to be a doctor when her elementary school teacher had asked what her dream career was. As a result, deep inside she was depressed and lonely.
One day, when she saw Aya and Pastel*Palettes on TV (which also happened to be their first appearance), she was moved to tears and became a huge Pastel*Palettes fan. Ever since she started playing Pastel*Palettes' songs on her keyboard, and while searching for a piano sheet on the internet, she stumbled upon a video of another person filming themselves trying to play the song. Reona was impressed by the video and thought that she should do the same - film herself playing the songs she loves, but without showing her face - and started uploading videos almost daily. Through this, she could finally have fun and express her true feelings and self.
Though her videos only got 10 views at best, one day, she received a comment from Chiyu saying "Unstoppable!", and got invited to her audition. During her audition, Chiyu commanded her to stop and praised the fact that Reona had managed to master her audition song in a few days. However, right after Chiyu says that even if it's impressive, she doesn't need an honor student who only holds back while performing, and asks if Reona is tired of constantly doing that. This then lead to Reona joining RAISE A SUILEN, as well as assuming her new identity as PAREO.
Reona is a fairly tall girl with light red eyes. Her hair is waist-length, with blunt bangs and tied into long pigtails with beads. Her hair is normally streaked pink and light blue. She dyes her hair before and after each Live show and uses different colors depending on the situation (her "default" colors for RAISE A SUILEN's Live shows are black and white). She also sometimes uses color contacts (as shown in the Dreamy♪Pastel Fan Road event, where she wore violet color contacts). Her natural hair color is black, and she wears glasses at school.
Reona is normally seen wearing a purple T-shirt with a print of a keyboard and the word "Fortissimo", a white cardigan, a pink chiffon skirt with blue frills and a petticoat underneath, and light blue space-themed thigh-high stockings. She wears purple platform shoes that give her a 6 cm bonus of height. Her style can be described as fairy kei.
Reona also wears a necklace with a circular charm adorned with two white wings, and two colorful beaded bracelets on her wrists.
Reona is a hardworking and energetic girl who loves cute things and dislikes bad words, lies, and insults. She has a strong commitment to "cuteness" and especially loves Pastel*Palettes. She regards Pastel*Palettes as her saviors, saying they "shone light into her gray world, and made her start seeing the world in pastel colors". She also takes good care of the people around her and speaks in a polite manner, ending a lot of her sentences with "-masu" or "-desu".
At school, however, and according to her classmates, she is a serious girl who, despite getting along with everyone, doesn't speak much.
A list of characters Reona interacts with in the game (during Lives and in the dialogues at the end of every game).
Nyubara (鳰原): Nyu (鳰) means "grebe", specifically little grebe which is also known as dabchick, and Bara (原) means "source, origin, beginning".
Reona (令王那): Re(i) (令) means "order, command", O (王) means "king", and Na (那) means "what".
- She is the class president, and also the vice president of the Crafts Club at her school.
- Her room is filled with Pastel*Palettes merchandise.
- She also runs a popular Pastel*Palettes fan account under the handle Reoreo (れおれお).
- She was originally learning Electone (エレクトーン, electronic keyboard) but switched to keyboard when she was scouted by CHU².
- Her birthday is on the same date as to when THE THIRD 1st Live was held.
- Her family is in in the dry goods business.
- She commutes 3 hours a day from Kamogawa, Chiba to Tokyo in order to practice with the rest of RAS.
- The comics mentioned that her hair colors were actually wigs given to her by CHU2.