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"Let's go! One stage higher!"

– Mio before her performance

Mio Minato
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Mio uniform render

Kanji 湊みお
Romaji Minato Mio
Statistics
Gender Female
Age 13
Birthday January 6
Occupation Student
Idol
Affiliation Star Harmony Academy
Pure Palette
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game Part 1
Anime Hello Friends!
Portrayal
Seiyū/Singer Ibuki Kido

Mio Minato (湊みお) is one of the two protagonists of the Aikatsu Friends! series. She is a student of the idol division at Star Harmony Academy. Mio is a cool-type idol whose preferred brand is her self-created brand, Material Color. Along with Aine Yūki, the two are a part of Pure Palette.

Bio

Appearance

Mio has cerise eyes and chest-length sky blue hair with a lavender ombre. A braid resides on each side of the head and meet at the center, while her bangs are spread out with the left tucked and held with a two gold star clip. She has a single curled strand at the center, while her forelocks reach her shoulder.

At a younger age, Mio's hair was separated into two braids and tied into side buns, her forelocks held with a star clip similar to that of the one she uses now.

Personality

Mio is known to be cool and is a girl who is constantly in a professional mindset. Mio is also a bit shy when it comes to Aine because of her feelings and how she cares about Aine.

Background

Mio has been doing idol activities since she was young and is good at fashion design. She is a popular and active idol among Star Harmony Academy, and is the cover model for the magazine "Aikatsu! Style Times". Mio continues her idol activities, aiming for the top, the Diamond Friends.

Mio met Aine at the Penguin Café by coincidence and asked Aine to join her on her idol activities.

Relationships

Mio first met Aine when she delivered Mio lunch from Aine's family cafe. The two quickly became friends, and Mio invites Aine to perform with her for an event, with Aine transferring to Idol Block of the school following Mio's invitation to join her on the path of idols.
Tamaki is Mio, Aine, Maika and Ema's manager.

Etymology

Minato () means harbor or port.

Mio (みお) can be written as "澪" in Kanji, which means waterway or channel. Other common forms of the name also include "海央", used to describe the beauty of oceans.

Quotes

"All the dresses I've worn till now, are all filled with my precious feelings."

– Mio Minato

"If you become an idol, the cards will be your friends; the fans cheering you on will be your friends, and you'll be able to make a million friends. That's why... shall we Aikatsu together? Let's go. Together."

– Mio to Aine

"It came to me in a Vivid flash!"

– Mio's catchphrase

Trivia

Gallery

Main article: Mio Minato/Image gallery
VTE List of Aikatsu Friends! Characters
Main Characters
Star Harmony Academy
Love Me Tear
Moonlit Night Academy
Secondary Characters
Star Harmony Production Office Three
Yūki Family
Artificial Intelligence
Others