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Tsurumaki Kokoro is a happy-go-lucky third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the leader and vocalist of Hello, Happy World!

Her goal in life is to make the entire world smile, which she has dreamt of doing ever since she was young. She is also classmates with Misaki and Hagumi.


Kokoro's family is extremely wealthy and she lives in one of the biggest houses around the area. In addition to this, they own a private beach and a mountain. They also own a vacation home at a southern island called "Happy Happy Island".[1]


Kokoro has large, rounded yellow eyes and long, straight, waist-length platinum blonde hair. Her fringe is cut unevenly and separated into two parts. She has thin forelocks that touch her shoulders.

Her initial outfit consists of a red and white striped T-shirt with fluttery sleeves, blue denim short overalls, and a hair tie with red ribbons on her wrist. During winter she wears a red sweater with a pixelated snowman and snowflakes on it and knitted shorts and a beanie with fluffy balls dangling from it. During summer she wears a white and blue T-shirt, a red ribbon-belt, denim shorts, and a necklace.


An idealistic and charismatic young girl, Kokoro dreams of making the entire world smile with music. She effortlessly attracts others to her due to her bright and bubbly nature and often manages to get them swept up into her easygoing pace. Because of her naturally imposing personality, she is often able to do and get what she wants. She is also extremely curious and easily amazed, charmed by new things she discovers in the world around her. Due to her optimistic personality, she is very open-minded and willing to try almost anything out, which has led to her, for example, developing a love for zombies after reading the spin-off manga and seeing the movies for Rimi's favorite horror series.[2]

Although Kokoro has the optimism and charm of a natural leader, she is also quite scatterbrained, and would not be able to get much done without the others in the group keeping her on track. She also has said that she doesn't know what it feels like to be sad, didn't know what stress was until Marina told her,[3] and always does her best to combat any kind of negative feelings. Adding to her status as a rich girl, she is ignorant about things that are "normal" for less wealthy people.

Game Interactions[]

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

Kaoru (icon)Hagumi (icon)Kanon (icon)Misaki (icon)Kasumi (icon)Rimi (icon)Arisa (icon)Moca (icon)Tomoe (icon)Hina (icon)Eve (icon)Sayo (icon)Lisa (icon)Rinko (icon)



Tsurumaki (弦巻): Tsuru (弦) means "bowstring" and Maki (巻) means "scroll, book".

Kokoro (こころ), from the kanji "心", means "heart".


  • She refers to everyone (including Marina) with their first names and without using honorifics, similar to Chiyu.
  • She is the same height as Yukina, Rokka, Himari, Tomori, Sakiko, and Miyako.
  • Kokoro thinks reading, especially picture books, is fun and often loans them from the library.
  • Kokoro is the only member of her school's Astronomy Club, just like Hina was in high school. In fact, Kokoro has mentioned that until recently, Hanasakigawa did not have an Astronomy Club, although from this story it is implied that a faculty member created the Astronomy Club as an excuse to avoid punishing her for being on school grounds late at night (and facing repercussions from the powerful Tsurumaki family).[4]
  • The suits (her three bodyguards) have given Kokoro a train pass that is unique in that, instead of a remaining balance on the card, it only shows "Tsurumaki".[5]
  • Kokoro is so hyper and acrobatic that usually only the suits can manage to stop her. Her body is very nimble and as such she is able to do backflips even while wearing a furisode.[6]
  • Some fan theories say that Kokoro is a genius but she doesn't realize it.
    • In one of the 1-panel comics, it was shown that Kokoro instantly learned how to ride a horse, which supports the theory.[7]
    • She also instantly learned how to play taiko drums[8] and juggle.[9]
  • In the Ojamajo Doremi collaboration, her design was based on Asuka Momoko.
  • In Senki Zesshou Symphogear XD Unlimited's collaboration with Girls Band Party!, her 2nd stage outfit was used as the design for Akatsuki Kirika's card.