|Aurora Dream||Episode 1|
|Dear My Future||Episode 1|
|Current Residence||New York City, USA (as of DMF ep 51)|
|Relative(s)||Hiroshi Harune (Father)|
Omi Harune (Mother)
Itsuki Harune (Younger Brother)
Eru Harune (Younger Sister)
Uru Harune (Younger Sister)
Aira Harune is the main protagonist of the anime Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream. A friendly girl who loves fashion and is known for being clumsy. She was roped into performing alongside Rizumu Amamiya after Jun witnessed her jump to avoid running into her.
Aira is a young teenage girl with a light complexion and big, gentle auburn eyes with many lashes. Her shoulder length hair partially fans out, and on each side is a thick, curled section that hangs out from the bottom over her shoulder. Her bangs are spiked evenly, with a few straightened locks mixed through them. When performing she pulls her hair back into a ponytail with few loose strands.
In Dear My Future, Aira's hair grows a few inches and is a lot smoother, with her shoulder segments cut much shorter to frame her face. Her bangs are split-off center and are tucked beneath her shoulder length forelocks. When performing she wears her ponytail but now has a segment left loose.
Casually, Aira wears girly outfits ranging from cute and flirty to mature and sexy. But due to her love of fashion she enjoys trying out a variety of styles.
Aira is kind and caring, and she is often shown to worry over others and want to help them. However, she is also quite shy and struggles to stand up for herself or be honest about her feelings, which often causes her to stress out or get distracted. She is also sensitive and at times impatient, but although she seems fragile she is shown to be very strong. She is determined to keep trying and she overcomes many obstacles for the sake of others and herself. She deeply cares about her friends and family and wants more than anything to make everyone happy and inspire them to follow their dreams.
In comparison to Rizumu and Mion, Aira is a girly-girl obsessed with fashion and shopping. She is also shown to have a knack for understanding the "voice of clothing" and likes to modify them to look better or to help others find what makes them shine. While she initially desired to become a model one day, she didn't entirely know what she wanted to do with her life until she encountered Prism Shows.
Over the series, Aira is shown to grow and mature into a wise Prism Star who inspires others. She gains more confidence and begins to become more honest with herself.
From Klutz to GraceInitially, Aira failed to see what made Prism Shows so amazing when one day her father asked her to get some fruit from the market. After finishing she decided to do some window shopping when she nearly ran into another girl, Rizumu. Both girls made an amazing jump to avoid running into each other, which was noticed by Jun Takigawa, who saw potential in her an quickly grabbed her hand to bring her back to Pretty Top. Because of Mion Takamine going missing so suddenly they need someone to take her place- although Aira refused because of being a poor dancer.
Before she could leave, she was quickly thrust upon the stage alongside Rizumu, where she froze until she began to watch her skate. She reminded herself to have courage, and she discovered that once out on the ice she felt a deep happiness and fun she had never experienced. Her ability to perform a Prism Jump despite no former training quickly earned her a spot as a new, up-and-coming Prism Star.
Soon, Aira befriended Rizumu and personally met Shou, a member of the popular boy band Callings. Both of whom quickly took to Aira but often lost their patience with her lack of serious dedication to Prism Shows. On top of this her just-starting career was nearly ended on few occasions; such as her dad discovering she was a Prism Star, and when she got into disputes with others and temporarily quit.
Although she doubts herself and struggled, she remained the strong shoulder of support for others and pushed herself to keep going, overcoming one hurdle at a time.
Meeting Mion and MARs' Birth
After winning the tournament, Aira was amazed and shocked when Mion overshadowed her victory and made her official re-debut as a Prism Star. She adores Mion and was very excited to see her join their agency, unlike Rizumu. But eventually Mion began growing closer to the girls as she got to know them and their performance capabilities, and they began to bond after the Summer Queen Cup.
As Aira and Rizumu were celebrating their birthday, the girls were surprised after Kyoko informed them of their plans to have them become an official trio unit, and since then they went on to perform together in various programs, attempt new activities, and gained a rival in the unit Serenon With K.
In order to focus on the final tournament, MARs went on Hiatus and each girl went solo to begin training. Aira was one of the competitors who made it to the finals, and with the help of Shou and the rest of the crowd, she went on to perform the Aurora Rising. This sealed her the win and she became the current Prism Queen.
In the final episode, Aira is shown going out on a date with Shou -their relationship having become more serious over the season- and they reminisce over the past year. While on their date, Shou affectionately embraces her as a few girls pass by to observe them.
Pretty Rhythm Dear My FutureAfter Aira became Prism Queen, Rizumu and Mion, having no real plans for what to do next, accepted Aira's offer to restart MARs since they had completed their previous goals. They are still active as Prism Stars 3 years in the future. She is not dating Shou at the current moment because of his Callings status, but they do have mutual feelings for each other and flirt with each other. She supports Mia and believes she can become a Prism Star. She has lost most of her previous clumsiness (but can still be accident prone from time to time) and has been admired by many young Prism Stars for her grace and beauty. She is still a bit naive, but still very kind to all.
When Mia and the others come into the Prism Shop, only Shou and Aira are there. As the members of Prizmmy☆ look on across from the two as they sit on the couch together, Shou hands Aira his new Prism Stone, placing it near her lips, to which she blushes. "What are you getting all flustered for?" He flirts and teases her in front of the girls.
She became stuck in the conflict between Shou and Yun-su, for their designs, but mostly, because they are both in love with Aira.Onstage a MARs Prism Show, Yun-su presents a crown to Aira, calls her his goddess and muse, and kisses her hand. Shou becomes infuriated and jumps onstage in skates. In order to be on a higher level than Yun-su to show he was more suited for Aira, Shou introduced himself first as Shou from Callings, but finally, let out the secret he had kept for at least 4 years- He is the designer of Prism Stone. In order to fight back against Yun-su's crown, Shou gives Aira his own pendant.
Aira is still in love with Shou and even knows his scent right away. However, due to Shou's reluctance to date due to the scar from his parent's divorce when he was young (Aira does not know about this), Aira's feelings start to waver. She becomes unsure that Shou actually loves her. Yun-su offers her solace during this time as a friend, though Yun-su is in love with her. After Yun-su confesses to her and Shou tries to stop him, Aira is forced to begin thinking about which outfit the designers made for her, and which one she will wear. After all, she will go out with the one that she chooses the outfit from.During this time of extreme unease, Don Bonby approaches her with a Symphonia Series stone, to which she is shocked at the viewing. Torn between choosing either Shou's or Yun-su's designs, Aira quickly falls under the influence of Don Bonby, also known as famous Symphonia Series designer Kintaro Asechi. Aira was in fact brainwashed by the Symphonia stone she is shown by him. In her trance, Aira announces that MARs will be joining the Road to Symphonia during a press conference prior to the Crystal High Heel Cup.
During the tournament, Aira wears a Symphonia dress, with Rizumu and Mion wearing the Pure White Wedding and Romantic Night Wedding respectively. This then triggers the Prism Act 'Road to Symphonia', Aira enters the door at the other end of the Prism Act. Though this allows MARs to win, Aira then announces that MARs will be quitting Pretty Top and joining the Symphonia Company, with the now revealed Kintaro Asechi at her side. She convinces Rizumu and Mion backstage before the performance to change agencies alongside her, although they are extremely worried about her and know this is wrong.
Kei shook in the audience, the card of death arising from her tarot deck. She knows that Aira's soul has already been swallowed. Kaname also comments, saying that Aira "isn't there" on stage, meaning Aira herself isn't, but her physical body is. Aira leaves the stage in a helicopter with MARs, and Shou and Yun-su yell out for her to come back. Hearing Shou's voice, she flinches, then drops the stones they made for her to the ground. Due to PURETTY's efforts, however, she was returned to her former self.
During the Symphonia Selection for the center position, Aira and MARs wore the wedding dresses they wore for their first Prism Queen Cup. Although she gave everything she had, Mia won against her. She congratulated Mia on finally completing her goal of defeating her.During the Road to Symphonia, Yun-su appears in a prince's attire to take her away. However, before he can, Shou appears on a horse in a prince's attire as well to capture her heart. After Aira screamed for them to stop, her wings turned to black, and she fell into a pit filled with flames. Although Yun-su could not reach her hand using a vine as a lifeline, Shou dived in without one and refused to let go of her hand. Although Aira restated his principles of love is best when there was distance, he refused this, embraced her, and admitted that sometimes they would fight, and she might run away from him sometimes, but every time she did, he would embrace her and love her. After confessing their feelings for each other and sharing a kiss, they perform the Mugen Hug Eternal jump, a Prism Jump only for the two of them and their love.
Shou hands Aira a ticket to New York at Rizumu's wedding, silently hinting to her that he wanted her to come with him to continue designing and live with him. Although Shou waits on the bench at the airport and she does not come on time, she arrives, and they run to each other. However, first, she falls over herself. He laughs and kisses her forehead like when they first met, telling her that that's one of the things that he loves about her. She blushes and puts her hands on her forehead and giggles.
They two are last seen in New York City together, walking along the streets and smiling. In the vision of the future, they are also seen still together and designing together.
Aira first met Rizumu after the latter ran into her at the mall outside of Prism Stone. They were both recruited by Jun for a debut as Prism Stars and is later revealed that they share the same birthday. Aira's mother, Omi, used to be a Prism Stylist for Rizumu's mother, Sonata.
Originally, Aira used to idolize Mion to the point of addressing her with the honorific "sama". They first met in person when the latter overshadowed her victory at a Prism Cup tournament.
Shou and Aira are in love with each other. At first, Shou only flirted with her because of his play-boyish personality, but in fact, he had an interest in her from the start. However, due to the scar from the divorce of his parents, he could not bear to bring himself closer to her as a lover, as he believed that "love is the most beautiful when there is distance" because feelings would fade if they got closer to each other. However, he erased this philosophy when he jumped headfirst and no lifeline to save her as she fell into an inferno during the Road to Symphonia. He told her that even if they fought sometimes, he would always embrace and love her when she turned away from him. Both admit their feelings for each other at this point and kiss passionately.
When Shou invites Aira to move with him to New York to continue fashion design and live with him, Aira chooses to go with him and spend her life with him. The two can be seen walking through New York together in Dear My Future's ending. In the future, the two have been shown to still be together and designing together. In the Pretty Rhythm Movie, Penguin-sensei comments that Aira is currently happy with Shou.
Aira is Mia's mentor and senpai. 3 years prior to the events of Dear My Future and during the finale of the Prism Queen Cup, Mia was entranced and inspired by Aira managing to complete the Aurora Rising Dream, which led her to be determined to beat Aira with her own strength. They would only meet in person 3 years later when Mia interrupted MAR's Prism Show at Venus Odaiba and swore to defeat Aira. While Mia can be quite rude and stubborn when interacting with Aira, she has also shown grudging respect towards Aira's abilities and acknowledges her as an amazing person. In return, Aira respects her potential as a Prism Star, often giving her words of advice and encouragement, although she still gets flustered whenever Mia's tantrums get out of hand.
Aira's given name is written in hiragana and not kanji, but there is a certain meaning behind her name. Like Rizumu's name makes the "Rhythm" in Pretty Rhythm, Aira's name comes from the Japanese words "Ai Rashii", which means lovely, or "Pretty". Her name is also used as a pun from the Japanese rendition of the words, "I love you" (AI RABU YUU). Her surname means "sound of spring."
- Aira makes a brief appearance along with Mia and Naru in the PriPara TV anime.
- According to director Masakazu Hishida in the final Pretty Rhythm guidebook, ten years after Dear My Future, Aira will be a slightly pudgy mother with lots of kids.
- Aira's parallel version of herself: Aira Nanahoshi appears in the Kiratto Pri☆Chan series.
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