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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, Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken and makes a cameo appearance in Reset! and Ōmuro-ke.


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 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. They had similar personalities when they were young. They don't seem to talk to each other too much, but they are still good friends.

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

"Himawari-chan, they’re huge!"
"They’re not…
―Akari Akaza and Himawari Furutani[src]

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. Akari also showed that she is very impressive by the size of Himawari's chest.[3]

Chitose Ikeda

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


🎬 Appearances 🎬

  • YuruYuri
    • Volume 1 – All chapters, except Chapter 12 and Bonus Track 3 (formerly known as Chapter 8.5).
    • Volume 2 – All chapters, except Chapter 19.
    • Volume 3 – All chapters.
    • Volume 4Chapters 33, 34, 38, 39, 42, 43 and Special Booklet: Gachiyuri.
    • Volume 5 – All chapters, except Chapter 51.
    • Volume 6Specials 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and Chapter 52.
    • Volume 7Intermissions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 (Dream), 8 and Bonus Comic 3.
    • Volume 8 – All chapters, except Chapters 54 and 61.
    • Volume 9 – All chapters, except Intermission 12 and Special Booklet: Omake.
    • Volume 1062, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68 and Bonus Track 10.
    • Volume 10.5Intermissions 17, 19, 21 and 23.
    • Volume 11 – All chapters, except 76. Also appears in the Special Booklet: The Beggining of a Tale (All chapters).
    • Volume 12Chapters 79, 80, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88 and Special Booklet: Nachuyachumi Epilogue 1.
    • Volume 13Chapters 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98 and Special Booklet: Nachuyachumi Epilogue 2.
    • Volume 14Chapters 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108 and Special Booklet: Mini Fanbook - Teachers.
    • Volume 15Chapters 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 (Ending), 114, 116, 117, 118 (Voice) and Special Booklet: Ayano-chan's Friend.
    • Volume 16Chapters 119, 120 (Imagination), 122 (Imagination), 123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and Special Booklet: The Amusement Club and Their Teachers.
    • Volume 17 – All chapters and Special Booklet: One Day of Nanamori Junior High School.
    • Volume 18Chapters 139 (Dream), 140, 141, 142, 144 and 145.
    • Volume 19TBA
    • Volume 20TBA
  • Reset!
  • Ōmuro-ke
  • Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken
  • Miracle Girls Festival
  • ­Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance

  • Character songs

    ♪ Tracklist ♪
    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.


    • The name Akari means "light" (あかり) in Hiragana.
      • However, when written in kanji (明里, 朱里 or 朱莉), it could possibly mean:
        • 明里 - "bright, light, clear" (明) (aka) and "village" (里) (ri).
        • 朱里 - "vermilion red" (朱) (aka) and "village" (里) (ri).
        • 朱莉 - "vermilion red" (朱) (aka) and "white jasmine" (莉) (ri).
    • Akari's surname Akaza means "red" (赤) (aka) and "seat, position, place, pedestal, gathering" (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/
    2. Despite her anniversary in the YuruYuri、 ending, it is stated that she is still 13-years old in Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken, reinforcing the fact that the series is set in a floating timeline, as Namori confirmed before.
    3. YuruYuri Episode 04


    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 Takaoka
    Cameo appearances Aoi IsurugiMirai SōmaKokoro OgawaMisaki TakasakiAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho Yaeno
    MiniYuri characters
    Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
    Teachers Nana NishigakiShihoko Azuma
    Other characters Chizuru IkedaMirakurun/Kurumi
    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
    Ōmuro-ke characters
    Ōmuro family Sakurako ŌmuroHanako ŌmuroNadeshiko Ōmuro
    Supporting characters Himawari FurutaniKaede FurutaniMirai SōmaKokoro OgawaMisaki TakasakiAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho Yaeno
    Minor characters Chinatsu YoshikawaYui FunamiAkari Akaza
    Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken characters
    Main characters Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Supporting characters AnnaCielAyano SugiuraChitose IkedaHimawari FurutaniNadeshiko ŌmuroHanako ŌmuroNana NishigakiRise MatsumotoMari FunamiTomoko Yoshikawa