Akari Akaza (赤座あかり Akaza Akari?) is a character in the YuruYuri series who appears as one of the main characters of YuruYuri, MiniYuri and makes a minor cameo in Reset!.


A harmony-loving, nice girl, she often stands out far less, in comparison to the other characters, so she is often bantered with her small presence. Her friends often make fun of her character as having the abilities to turn invisible and to fire her Odango like missiles as if they were detachable. Akane is her older sister, Kyōko and Yui are her childhood friends, while Chinatsu, Sakurako, and Himawari are her classmates.


Akari Full


Akari is a young girl of average height with chin-length red hair that has two small tight buns (odango) on the sides of her head and an ahoge forming on top, and round purple eyes.

She is usually seen in her school uniform, but when not at school, she usually dresses casually, with light-colored clothes.

When Akari was younger, she had longer hair, extending to the middle of her back.


Akari has a friendly and nice personality. She can easily make friends, but her small presence makes it easy for her to be forgotten or ignored. Her dream is being the center of attention. She's completely unable of being bad or doing bad things (as shown in the king's game in the season 3 episode 1). She gets easily scared and is prone to fainting when surprised or startled. 


Kyōko Toshinō

Akari's childhood friend and fellow club member member. Akari tends to be a punchline of Kyōko's jokes and antics. When they were younger, their personalities were switched. Akari was the outspoken one while Kyōko was the shy one.

Yui Funami

Akari's childhood friend and fellow club member.

Chinatsu Yoshikawa

They have a good relationship and seem to be rather close, possibly due to being on the same school year. Akari, however, is afraid of Chinatsu's art, of Chinatsu's obsessive crush on Yui Funami, Chinatsu's "training" with her.

Akane Akaza

Akane is Akari's older sister who is secretly infatuated with her. This is discovered by Kyōko Toshinō in the first episode when she discovered photos of Akari, an Akari body pillow and various possessions belonging to Akari in Akane's room. Akari, however, shows a sisterly love for her, unaware of her true feelings.

Sakurako Ōmuro

Sakurako is in the same class as Akari. Whenever Sakurako has a problem (scraped knee, lack of chopsticks, button from her uniform falling off) Akari is there to help. Due to this, Sakurako have admiration and respect for Akari.

Himawari Furutani

They aren't shown to be alone together at all, but it can be assumed that they're good friends because they're in the same class.

Chitose Ikeda

Akari respects Chitose, but she may be curious as to what "being an adult" feels like, as said by Chitose.


Character songs

YuruYuri no Uta Series♪01: Watashi, Shuyaku no Akaza Akari Desu
Song: Preview:
"Watashi, Shuyaku no Akaza Akari Desu"
YuruYuri ♪♪ Music 01: Shiawase Gift
Song: Preview:
"Shiawase Gift"
"Akaza Gekijou"
YuruYuri Uta♪Solo! 01: Hai! Akarin
Song: Preview:
"Hai! Akkariin"
"Okiraku Gokuraku Yuruyuru Days"
Song: Preview:
"Heart☆Chase" (Akari & Yui)
"Onna to Onna no Yuri Game" (Akari & Chinatsu)
"Futari no Summer Vacation" (Akari & Kyōko)
Song: Preview:
"Marugoto! (Akari♪ Version)"
(Not available on Spotify)
"Minna Daisuki no Uta"

© 2017 Namori, Ichijinsha, Nanamori Junior High Gorakubu
℗ 2017 Pony Canyon Inc.


  • Akari's surname Akaza means "red" (赤) (aka) and "seat" (座) (za).


  • At the start of every episode, Akari introduces the episode after her friends shout "Akkari-n~!", she appears and is scheduled to say "Hey! YuruYuri's starting!" but ever since episode 2, it has been a running gag to prevent it from happening smoothly. Starting in season 3, however, the title call was removed completely.
    • Additionally, characters who didn't appear in the actual episode would commonly appear in the episode's intro, usually becoming invisible together with Akari.
  • Akari used to stand out more than Kyōko Toshinō when they were children.
  • Akari keeps an ant farm in her desk at school.
  • In YuruYuri Episode 12, Akari is good at playing Othello, proved where she beats Sakurako Ōmuro in a set of the game.
    • It is revealed a little later she used her lack of presence to hide some of her moves, and as a result, confusing her opponent.
  • Akari is also good at drawing, as shown in season 3 episode 3, and at making apple rabbits, as shown in season 3 episode 6, where she also shows skills in making pancakes with different shapes.
  • Akari likes lightly salted potato chips.
  • Akari was once unwillingly kissed by Chinatsu.
  • Coincidentally, Shiori Mikami (Akari's voice actress) voices Krista Lenz from Attack on Titan, while Saki Fujita (Ayano Sugiura's voice actress) voices Ymir from the same series.
  • Akari always goes to sleep at 9 pm.



  1. Used by the Amusement Club girls as a joke. Also often used as a sound effect and written with half-width katakana characters: \アッカリ~ン/


YuruYuri characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
Teachers Nana NishigakiHatsumi KitamiyaShihoko AzumaTsubasa Minamino
Relatives Akane AkazaTomoko YoshikawaChizuru IkedaMari FunamiKaede FurutaniNadeshiko ŌmuroHanako Ōmuro
Majokko Mirakurun Mirakurun/KurumiRivarun/RaikaGanbō
Minor characters Haruka KoyamaTakane DezakiHiro TakaokaAoi IsurugiMegumi SonokawaAi MiwaMiho Yaeno
MiniYuri characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaChizuru IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
Teachers Nana NishigakiShihoko Azuma
Other characters Mirakurun/KurumiYuka ŌtsuboMinami Tsuda
Reset! characters
Main characters Hiro TakaokaAoi Isurugi
Supporting characters Kumako GondagawaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Minor characters Chitose IkedaAyano SugiuraSakurako ŌmuroAkari Akaza
Other characters Mirakurun/Kurumi
Tensei Shitara Akari dake ga Slime Datta Ken characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa

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