An amiable person whose forte is communication. Currently serving as Yumenosaki Academy's Student Council President. Mao is cheerful and sociable, but has a tendency to involve himself in the troubles of others. With an encouraging, easy-going singing voice, his performances are energetic and full of flair.
Mao is a boy of slightly shorter-than-average height and an average build. He has red-violet hair that is tied back from the bangs in a small ponytail with a yellow clip. His hair is otherwise short and messy, coming just below his ears. His eyes are a very light green. He wears the school's uniform with the white shirt unbuttoned at the collar and a green tie. He also wears a purple jacket under the school's blazer. His shoes are brown loafers, and he also wears a brown belt.
[ensemble stars!! stage appearance]
He is usually very friendly and outgoing to anyone he talks to, although he also acts as the rational mediator when things are getting too out of hand. Mao also readily accepts most work, even if it goes beyond what he's physically capable of doing alone. Although this passionate, hard-working attitude is one of his strong suits, many of his faults lie in it as well.
Due to this behavior, Mao tends to let himself get walked over, as he never wants to let people down or fail to meet their expectations. His feeling of wanting to be good enough for everyone heavily affects his self-esteem, and when his abilities are challenged or seen as replaceable, it leaves him in a rough state of insecurity, sadness, and/or makes him feel that he is not the "strong" child everyone expects him to be.
For this reason, he often keeps his own feelings locked away out of fear of burdening people or making them worry (though he truly is thankful when people worry for him). However, this also causes him to be sensitive to others when they're feeling the same way, and if he can, will attempt to lighten their burden by holding it on his own shoulders.
Overall, Mao is naturally a mood-lifting and supportive kind of person, and will always do his best to help and watch his friends succeed. He also is easily embarrassed, such as when someone implies he's flirting with Anzu or by Ritsu's overly affectionate behavior.
- Mao's autograph consists of only his first name, rendered in Roman letters. The style is carelessly whimsical.
- According to Ritsu, he was a crybaby when he was younger.
- He is allergic to pollen.
- It's revealed in Band Ensemble that Ritsu is the root cause of Mao's fear of sharp objects (aichmophobia).
Voice Actor Comment
"Isara Mao-kun, the character I was in charge of, is a second year student and a member of the Basketball Club. He's the kind of character who, just when you thought he was being a little blunt and unsociable, turns out to be surprisingly friendly and attentive. I guess that's why he seems to have a lot of lines which suggest a worrywart tendency (laugh)." (Enstars!)
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|Trickstar||Hokuto Hidaka • Subaru Akehoshi • Makoto Yuuki • Mao Isara|