Mion Takamine is a Prism Star at Pretty Top, former Prism Queen, and a member of MARs and one of the main characters in the anime, "Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream". She is half-Japanese and half-Italian. Mion grew up with her parents, always on business trips, which made her a bit of a show-off and dishonest with her feelings. She states that she would rather work alone than in a group until she becomes friends with Aira and Rizumu, who break through her tough exterior. She has a crush on Jun but has a playful friendship with Wataru, who constantly shows his affections for her, which she coolly brushes off. However, her feelings towards him seem to be turning into love as well.
Mion, being an actress, can change her personalities as quick as an eye can blink. In front of normal people, like Aira, Rizumu, Jun, and Wataru, she is very lax and cold. She also has a sharp tongue, saying quite harsh things to just about anyone. Mion has a tsundere personality, meaning that when she gets happy or embarrassed, she acts like she doesn't care or gets angry, although she is actually happy on the inside. In front of the camera, she is a completely different person. She is cute and bubbly and never seemed to mess up, but at times her facade falls off.
In Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Mion has short, wavy yellow-blonde hair that reaches down her neck. She has light navy blue eyes.
In Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future, Mion's hair has grown to her shoulders and she now wears a silver hippie headband with a pink heart-shape on the sides of the headband. She is mostly seen wearing the headband during Prism Shows and when she practices.
Role in the Plot
Watching the Competition
Mion makes a short appearance in the beginning when she watches Aira and Rizumu perform their very first Prism Show. Mion had been scheduled to perform that day but decided to ditch. She comes back to Pretty Top in quite a rude fashion, interfering in Aira's victory at the Tiara Cup. She made her own solo performance the moment Aira received her trophy, gaining the attention of all the fans.
At first, Rizumu hated Mion's guts, as Mion strutted about stating that she was far above the two of them in skill. However, Rizumu could not fight back, as she knew this was true. Mion was given an assignment- form a duo with one of the other two girls and enter the Summer Queen Cup. Mion challenged Aira and Rizumu to impress her by going out on a girl's date, each separate. Whoever could impress her the most would become her partner. She chose Aira as the most fitting, due to her fashion skill and personality, but after seeing Rizumu cry in a fit of regret and Aira's spirits down, since she did not want to attend the tournament, Mion gave up her own position to Rizumu, letting the two enter together, since she also felt they made a better pair than either of them and her.
Her Heart Begins to MeltMion realized for the very first time her powerlessness when Serenon won against Aira and Rizumu at the Summer Queen Cup. She felt personally responsible for the loss, and for the first time, showed her true feelings and tears in front of Aira and Rizumu, and in front of anyone, for that matter. However, when she returns to Pretty Top, she still acts like her normal self. Aira and Rizumu decide to have a sleepover at Aira's house and invite Mion. Mion plays it strong, saying she has plans with high-class girls to have a sophisticated dinner. However, Mion soon realizes at the boring dinner how much she wanted to go to the sleepover. She swallows her pride and goes to Rizumu's with high-class macaroons, and joins the sleepover, much to Aira and Rizumu's joy. She even wears the stuffed animal pajamas for bed. As they fall asleep together, they talk about their crushes, and Mion reveals that she likes adult men, like Jun.
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. Even though she had given up her first love of Jun, she still has an admiration for him, even thinking that his "Prism Mask" disguise is cool. Mion took time out of her schedule to teach Prizmmy to become Prism Stars with vocal lessons and gives singing advice to the girls. She has moved on to even more stage work, playing the main character in her own live-action show, the magical girl TV program, "Magical Mion." She knew about Rizumu and Hibiki's marriage and supported them fully to announce it publicly.
During the "Road to Symphonia", Mion participated in it as part of MARs, although she couldn't help but suspect something was wrong with Aira, especially after the latter made her and Rizumu promise to join the Symphonia Syndicate if they won. After Don Bombie revealed himself to be Asechi Kintaro, Mion had no choice but to keep her promise to Aira and sign a contract binding her to the Syndicate, thus severing her ties to Pretty Top.
Things went from bad to worse afterwards; due to being forced to obey the terms of the contract without incurring Kintaro's wrath, Mion, along with her MARs teammates engaged in competitions with Serenon with K, Love Mix and Prizmmy, defeating the latter three in the process, all who were then forced to leave Pretty Top and join the Syndicate as well. Eventually, Puretty would break Pretty Top's losing streak, thus freeing all the Prism Stars from under Kintaro's control, including Mion herself.
In a last-ditch attempt to salvage his pride, Kintaro revealed that the real reason why Kyoko won various Prism Cup tournaments in her youth, including the Prism Queen Cup where her main competitor, Sonata had her outfit sabotaged; all of it was due to his bribing of the judges. Initially skeptical, Mion and many of her recently freed fellow Prism Stars attempted to defend Kyoko from his accusations, only to be shocked upon discovering those claims were actually true.
Mion's name is written in hiragana, and not kanji, which means it does not have a solid meaning. However, it is most commonly guessed that her name is written with the meaning "Beautiful Sound" (JP: 美音). Her surname Takamine means "high mountain."
- Mion was born on under the Skater Goddess Constellation, along with Aira and Rizumu.
Main article: Mion Takamine/Image Gallery