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Overview

Udagawa Tomoe is a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and Afterglow's drummer. She is Ako's older sister.

She's friends with the adults who work in the shopping district, and often attends the town's festivals to play the taiko drums. Outside of the band, she is friends with Saaya and also works part-time at the fast food restaurant together with Himari.

Appearance

Despite only being a second-year student and the same age as the other Afterglow members, Tomoe has the appearance of a young adult. She has slanted turquoise eyes and long, sleek maroon hair.

She is shown in mature, but "cool" style outfits, usually adorned with studs or chains.

During middle school and prior Afterglow's formation, Tomoe's hair was much shorter and it reached only around her ears; and when she was even younger, she wore her hair in a long ponytail[1].

Personality

Tomoe is a fairly relaxed person, who never says anything bad about other people or holds grudges against them. She keeps the band from falling apart. She is idolized for her cool, but mature way of handling things.

Despite her mature, punk look, she is very caring towards others and is always there to lend support or a shoulder to cry on. While she is unable to understand Ako's behavior at times, she loves her sister and supports her.

She is also shown to be hot-blooded and the type to rush into things head-first if she thinks someone she loves has been hurt. This has a tendency to backfire on her at times. Adding to this, Tomoe is also capable of sharing the same mental wavelength as Kasumi and Kokoro.

Game Interactions

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

Ran (icon)Moca (icon)Himari (icon)Tsugumi (icon)Kasumi (icon)Saaya (icon)Yukina (icon)Sayo (icon)Ako (icon)Kokoro (icon)Kaoru (icon)Misaki (icon)

Videos

Afterglow 宇田川巴 自己紹介動画

Afterglow 宇田川巴 自己紹介動画

Character Introduction「Afterglow」Tomoe Udagawa

Character Introduction「Afterglow」Tomoe Udagawa

Etymology

Udagawa (宇田川): U (宇) means "whole world" or "universe", Da (田) means "paddy" or "field" and Gawa (川) means "river".

Tomoe (巴) is a circular design of swirling water. It is originally a compound of 鞆 (tomo, "archer's left-wrist protector") +‎ 絵 (e, "picture, drawing"). While the use of the 巴 kanji is possibly for its resemblance to a big snake.

Trivia

  • She, together with Kaoru, are known as the two most popular girls in Haneoka[2], though Tomoe is shown to be quite modest about this.
  • She has been a drummer for local taiko festivals for over a decade and is much admired by other members of the community because of it.[3]
  • Himari said that if Tomoe was a boy she would never leave her alone. Tomoe claims to hear this a lot.[4]
  • She is a member of the dance club.
  • She is the tallest Afterglow member.
  • Tomoe has claimed Himari knows her the best.[5]
  • Tomoe loves reading and collecting photo books about landscapes and different spots all over the world.[6]
  • In the Persona collaboration, her character design is based on QUEEN and Johanna.

References

  1. Memories of Christmas/Event Story
  2. Tomoe x Moca - Haneoka Girls' Academy: You're popular with everyone~.
  3. File:Loading_Screen_Comic_059.jpg
  4. File:Loading_Screen_Comic_020.jpg
  5. Onstage (Udagawa Tomoe)/Card Story
  6. Let's Go! Sunset Adventure/Event Story

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