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11代目だいめ 島崎しまざき 遥香はるか
Shimazaki Haruka the 11th
11-daime Shimazaki Haruka
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General Information
Original Name Kimura Mei
Nickname(s) Paruru
(KimuMei, Mei-sama)
Age 18 (SC0126)
Birthday December 9th SC0108
Zodiac Sagittarius
Home Planet Saharastar
Com Alias Hime
Appearance
Eye Colour Silver
Hair Colour Turquoise
Height 163.5 cm (5'4")
Familial information
Siblings Kimura Shouta
Idol information
Team B
Generation 152nd Generation
Radiance Colour Blue
Oshimen Kashita Akane
Social Media @KimuraMei
Years Active SC0123-present
(3 years)
Other information
User Sweetangel823
Hex Code #683987
"I am Team B's Shimazaki Haruka the 11th."

– Haruka's Stage Introduction Catchphrase

Mei Kimura (木村きむらめい) is a member of Team B. She is currently a successor, holding the name of Shimazaki Haruka the 11th (11代目だいめ島崎しまざき遥香はるか). Currently, her most notable nickname is Paruru (ぱるる). She is commonly recognized to be the arrogant Hime character of AKB0048, and this is what spawned the nickname Mei-sama (めいさま), however, she was also referred to as and KimuMei (きむめい). To the general public, she is known to be very arrogant and borderline selfish, although anyone who has gotten to know the real her can agree that she is actually really kind.

Appearance

Haruka's hair reaches her shoulder and is wavy. It is a turquoise colour, and she has bangs that she either sweeps to the side elegantly, or lets them hang down normally. She has a fuller figure than most 00 members, and is moderately tall. She has silver eyes, which have both heart and spade lining in them. There is also heart-shaped lining in her hair.

Haruka has a good eye for fashion, and is, as such, consistently well-dressed. She doesn't care much for fashion whims, but follows the trends she likes pretty avidly through the use of magazines and social media.

There is no apparent visual cue to whenever Paruru is in public or not, but her expressions tend to, in general, be colder and seem to carry a hidden meaning behind them a lot of the time. Whether or not this is true, or merely an act, depends on the situation, and is usually very hard to descipher.

Personality

A lot of members would describe Haruka as sweet. She is caring, and does keep an eye out for others, just in case. She is always willing to lend an ear, a shoulder, or anything in general to her fellow members, should they need it, even if they aren't close to her. She's also not one to alwaus take credit for her support, instead just being anonymous with small gestures. 

Haruka is also one of the members with the most noticeable difference in her offstage and onstage persona. Her onstage persona has jokingly been dubbed Hime!Paru by other members and fans. It's the product of a nervous tick that appears whenever she is in public and as a form of self defense. This also applies for if she happens to be filmed or watched. As the name implies, she turns into a Himedere at the slightest moment of being in the public. She becomes arrogant and blunt. Some members have started to use her as a "hidden camera detector". 

Paruru also likes to "people-watch", as it does help improve her own acting ability, as well as help her learn more about the people around her. She doesn't focus on anyone in particular when she does it, though, as she does have certain respect for others' personal space, and respect for their wishes in general (as long as she's not forced into conversation, that is).

Generally, she believes that people deserve respect, something that is shown in the fact that she does genuinely make an effort to remember names instantly, but that doesn't mean that people can't lose that respect from her. An example are DES soldiers in general, who never were able to stand the living quality on Saharastar where Paruru grew up.

Skills

Haruka's biggest forte is her acting ability. She thuroughly enjoys taking up other characters for a while, and it is also something she takes very seriously. She is constanly thinking about ways to improve, and one method she has really settled into, is people-watching. She loves to watch the people around them, and actively try to notice the small things about them in order to maybe be able to incorporate them into her characters.

She is also very skilled at reading people; a result of her people-watching, Paruru is usually able to guess someone's general feelings and/or thoughts based on their body language, small gestures or differences in speech patterns. She's not always 100% correct, but this has led to her becoming an excellent judge of character.

Haruka is a feared opponent in anything where things being thrown is involved, regardless of if it is pillow fights, Muchaburi dodgeball, water balloon fights or an actual fights with DES (due to her personalized weaponry) or anything else. Her aim with a dodgeball is practically impeccable, and this is something she utilizes to the full extent whenever she can.

History

Haruka was born and grew up on Saharastar, and was orphaned at a young age. She doesn't know who her real parents are, or even if they're still alive, but Paruru doesn't care too much about it. She was raised by her adoptive brother, Kimura Shouta, whom she also has her family name from. The siblings are extremely close, and Shouta is very supportive of whatever Paruru sets her mind to. He was the first person to cheer her on when she had applied for the auditions.

Paruru's disdain for DES soldiers started at a young age. Not because of anything personal, but rather because the only thing she ever saw them do was complain about the climate on Saharastar, and usually did whatever they could to get off of the planet as soon as possible.

Encountering AKB0048

Haruka encountered 00 when she was 5, and AKB0048 came and held a concert on Saharastar. Haruka wasn't very keen on joining them at that age, but her dream eventually grew on her, and she decided that she wanted to join. Her brother wasn't entirely happy about it initially, but seeing how much Haruka wanted to do it, he agreed and cheered her on.

Team History

152nd GenerationTeam A152nd Generation → Team ATeam B

Joined the 152nd Generation of Trainees (SC0123.07.14)
Promoted to Team A (Formation) (SC0123.10.31)
Succeeded and subsequently left the 152nd Generation of Kenkyuusei (SC0124.12.03)
Transferred to Team B (SC0126.01.25)

Relationships

  • Shinoda Mariko the 12th - Senpai.
  • Akimoto Sayaka the 15th - Senpai
  • Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th - Yui was the first to-be AKB0048 member that Haruka talked and connected to. She is also Haruka's best friend in 00. As a pair, they are either known as YuiParu (after succession), or AkaMei (before succession)
  • Maeda Atsuko the 19th - Member of the same generation.
  • Takahashi Minami the 7th - Senpai and Team Captain.
  • Kuramochi Asuka the 13th - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Sashihara Rino the 11th - Member of the same generation. Sasshi's tendency to yell because of a surprise or similar when a mic is nearby annoys Haruka greatly, but other than that, she likes the other successor.
  • Kodama Haruka the 8th - Member of the same generation and fellow member of Team B.
  • Ikuta Erika the 11th - Kouhai.
  • Eguchi Aimi the 4th - Kouhai. Off stage, Alisa and Haruka get along well, due to both of them being very much of a similar mind, and can easily appreciate eachother's company as they have several similar interests.
  • Hirate Yurina the 7th - Senpai.
  • Nakai Rika the 15th - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.

  • Miyabi Honoka - Senpai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Asahina Miru - Senpai
  • Kashita Miyagi - Senpai and fellow member of Team B.

  • Aozora Kokone - Member of the same generation
  • Honda Hibiki - Member of the same generation
  • Tsubasa Diana - Member of the same generation and fellow member of Team B.
  • Itano Tomoko - Member of the same generation
  • Makori Ririka - Member of the same generation

  • Mion Espoir - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Emily Silver - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Nakahara Monica - Kouhai
  • Masaki Amarie - Kouhai
  • Amaya Jia - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Akiba Airi - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Hatsune Hikari - Kouhai
  • Ikeda Itsuki - Kouhai

  • Kasumi Yuuna - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
  • Ayana Elise - Kouhai. Due to Paruru's persona and Elise's status, they are often called WHime. They are also both part of Team B.
  • Kobayahi Griselda - Kouhai
  • MoYoung Marian - Kouhai
  • Takaine Miyako - Kouhai
  • Itou Haruki - Kouhai
  • Tomone Kaoru - Due to the fact that they share a few key traits, Kaoru and Paruru tends to be at odds whenever in public.

    • Kimura Shouta - Mei's older brother, who has been caring for her since she was three, and to Mei, he is somewhere between big brother and father figure, as well as a really good friend.

    Etymology

    Kimura (木村): "Kimura" means Tree Village, with '木' meaning 'Tree' and '村' meaning 'Village'

    Mei (めい): The meaning of Mei, since it is written in Hiragana, is unknown.

    Prior to succession, Haruka has had several nicknames. Mei-sama (めいさま) is her name, coupled with the suffix "sama". Mei-chan (めいちゃん) is her name coupled with the suffix "chan". KimuMei (きむめい) is a combination of "Kimura" and "Mei".
    Honoka also nicknamed Haruka as "Hime" (ひめ) as a reference to her arrogant stage character and Majisuka Gakuen 00 character, Hime.

    Haruka inherited the nickname Paruru (ぱるる) upon succession.

    Quotes

    • "I am Team A's Shimazaki Haruka the 11th." - Haruka's catchphrase
    • "The princess of AKB0048, 152nd generation understudy, called Mei-chan and KimuMei, I am Kimura Mei." - Mei's former catchphrase

    Gallery

    Official Artworks

    Other Artworks

    Screenshots

    Achievements

    Senbatsu Sousenkyo SC0124
    Early Result: 6th (900'451 votes)
    Placement: 4th (Senbatsu) (1'966'543 votes)

    Senbatsu Sousenkyo SC0125
    Early Result: 14th (412'936 votes)


    Placement: 10th (Senbatsu) (1'673'562 votes)

    Placement - 5th - Lost to Takayama Ai

    Placement - 2nd - Lost to Asami Mirai

    Placement-16th-Lost to Itou Haruki

    • SC0125 - #38

    Career

    Songs

    A1 (Eien ni Umarekawaru)


    Sekaiju no Subete - WCenter

    Ohimesama (KISEKI) - Character Song

    Trivia

    • Favourite Song in the New Era: Infinity no Moyou
    • Favourite Colour: Blue
    • Hobbies: Shopping, acting, spending time with Yahiru.
    • Penlight Colour: Sky blue
    • She is fond of high heeled shoes, and has a rather large collection of various types.
    • Paruru shares her original surname with the fake AKB member Kimura Ai.
    • In the Majisuka Gakuen 00 adaption, Paruru plays one of the main characters, Hime, who is very similar to Paruru's onstage personality.
    • She wants to be an actress in the future.
      • There is also proof that she is aspiring to become an actress in her eyes, where there are spade linings alongside the heart linings.
      • It is unknown which sign she'll get upon graduation from 00; Diamonds, or Spades.
    • She has very good throwing aim - whether it's dodgeballs, grenades, or something else doesn't matter.
      • This makes her a very feared opponent in Muchaburi Dodgeball.
      • She has gotten personalized weapons, akin to folding shurikens that, during performances, are in general hid underneath her skirt. They are colour coded to what charge the shurikens have; white for flash-like smoke bomb, yellow for stun, red for explosion, and blue for one-time use emp charges.
    • Paruru never eats fish. The reason is unknown, but it's likely due to preferring other foods.
      • She does, however eat most other kinds of sea foods.
    • Paruru is really bad with cold temperatures.
      • She isn't all that fond of cold baths/showers either.
    • She has sensitive ears, and high frequency sounds tend to grate at her eardrums.
    • Paruru's Kirara prefers to stay by her head, instead of floating around like most other Kirara.
      • Paruru's Kirara is an orange crown.
    • She tends to refer to other people by their surnames without honourifics if they annoy her.
    • Paruru and Yuihan collaborated to have a theme with both of their Sousenkyo posters (SC0125).
    Successors
    Current Successors Takahashi Minami the 7th, Sashihara Rino the 11th, Shimazaki Haruka the 11th, Kodama Haruka the 8th, Eguchi Aimi the 4th, Hirate Yurina the 7th, Minegeshi Minami the 7th, Matsui Jurina the 8th, Watanabe Mayu Type 5, Imaizumi Yui the 14th, Maeda Atsuko the 20th
    Graduates Kagawa Sayuri (Sato Amina the 6th), Ashley Snow (Matsui Rena the 9th), Shino Hoshina (Maeda Atsuko the 19th), Shibuya Komari (Shinoda Mariko the 12th), Ooto Melody (Ikuta Erika the 11th), Takematsu Tomoka (Kuramochi Asuka the 13th), Zoey Bright (Akimoto Sayaka the 15th), Akagi Yahiru (Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th), Asami Mirai (Nakai Rika the 15th)
    Characters
    Staff
    Current Staff Motomiya Hikari (Manager, Producer), Kuroki Erika (Presenter), Hashimoto Ayumi (Dance Instructor), Akiyama Tamotsu (Janitor), Akamine Kazuto (Vocal Instructor), Shirokami Yuki (Fashion Designer)
    Former Staff Shino Hoshina (Part time worker)
    Members
    Successors
    Current Successors Takahashi Minami the 7th, Sashihara Rino the 11th, Shimazaki Haruka the 11th, Kodama Haruka the 8th, Eguchi Aimi the 4th, Hirate Yurina the 7th, Minegeshi Minami the 7th, Matsui Jurina the 8th, Watanabe Mayu Type 5, Imaizumi Yui the 14th, Maeda Atsuko the 20th
    Graduates Kagawa Sayuri (Sato Amina the 6th), Ashley Snow (Matsui Rena the 9th), Shino Hoshina (Maeda Atsuko the 19th), Shibuya Komari (Shinoda Mariko the 12th), Ooto Melody (Ikuta Erika the 11th), Takematsu Tomoka (Kuramochi Asuka the 13th), Zoey Bright (Akimoto Sayaka the 15th), Akagi Yahiru (Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th), Asami Mirai (Nakai Rika the 15th)
    150th Generation
    Current Members Inoue Megumi, Takanashi Yukari, Hoshimiya Aoi, Hoshikawa Rei, Itano Tomorin, Hikami Yumeko, Ito Hotaru, Samuikaze Ran, Harune Diamond , Taiyamoto Akano
    Promoted to Successors Shibuya Komari, Kagawa Sayuri, Takayama Ai
    Graduates Yomohiro Haruko, Yomohiro Kirara, Suzuno Natsuki, Suzuno Sakura
    151st Generation
    Current Members Asahina Miru
    Promoted to Successors Zoey Bright, Ashley Snow, Masuda Akari, Miyabi Honoka, Kashita Miyagi
    Graduates None
    152nd Generation
    Current Members Aozora Kokone, Honda Hibiki, Tsubasa Diana, Itano Tomoko, Makori Ririka
    Promoted to Successors Kashita Akane, Shino Hoshina, Shiraki Chiyo, Kimura Mei, Matsuto Nami
    Graduates Kaido Mio (Graduated before her debut), Tomoe Yuki
    153rd Generation
    Current Members Mion Espoir, Emily Silver, Ryuuzaki Miyoko, Nakahara Monica, Masaki Amarie, Amaya Jia
    Promoted to Successors Takematsu Tomoka, Ooto Melody, Murasaki Alisa, Asami Mirai
    153.5th Generation Akiba Airi, Hatsune Hikari, Ikeda Itsuki
    Graduates None
    154th Generation
    Current Members MoYoung Marian, Itou Haruki, Tomone Kaoru
    Promoted to Successors Takaine Miyako, Kobayashi Griselda, Kasumi Yuuna
    154.5th Generation Chibana Miko, Aiwara Kurumi, Nagase Yuuri, Koizumi Ayaka, Shiratama Mayu, Natsuki Hotaru, LaLa Rue, Anna Weber
    Graduates Ayana Elise
    155th Generation
    Current Members Amuro Yuhane, Arisugawa Mikoto, Chiba Miku, Hoshizora Himawari, Kamiyama Mako, Kaname Reina, Kawano Namia, Kumotani Julie, Mana Kotoko, Mizu Kaguya, Ogawa Norah, Sengawa Kagome, Chizu Snow, Tachibana Elisabeth, Tobina Riko, Utau Ruby, Yozora Yoko
    Promoted to Successors None
    Graduates Lee Hana, Yokoyama Asuna, Angelica Bianchi
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