Kotono Nagase (長瀬琴乃) is the leader and a member of the Hoshimi Production group Tsuki no Tempest. She is a student at Hoshimi Private High School and her image color is dark blue. She is the younger sister of Mana Nagase.
Kotono has velvet colored eyes and long black hair. She wears a white with blue/purple stripes on her hair, a navy blue/white dress with blue/purple laces and a blue/purple/white cloth attached to it. Around her right leg she wears a long navy blue stocking with a blue/purple/white frill on top of it a star, sun, and moon anklet, a short navy stocking on her left, and blue/white high heel shoes.
Despite her cold look, Kotono is a rookie idol with a secret passion. Kotono is a lonely idol who fights with great regret. She is not very good at socializing; she wasn't the type to have many friends to begin with, but after Mana's death a few years ago, she began to cut off relations with others she was close with. From then on, she started practicing on her own, concentrating on becoming an idol. She has a strong desire to reach the top, to reach her sister's level, and is very strict with herself and others.
|Nice to meet you Kotono Nagase-san. What kind of life do you have as a student?
Y...Yes. Even at school, I practice during my lunch breaks. I'm with Nagisa a lot of the time.
Yeah, I guess so. I haven't had many interviews yet...
Gymnastics. I can't really say that, can I? If I had to choose, then history...I guess.
Aren't old stories interesting? It's fun to learn about everything that has happened.
Mathematics and physics...I'm not good with numbers.
Nagisa and I study together often. To be honest, I'm not very good with tests...
It has to Nagisa. She is one of the only friends I've had since middle school.
Rival, huh? Well...Sakura might be my rival. She surprises me in so many ways; I can't lose to her. But, of course, we're not on bad terms.
A bond...? We're all serious about becoming top idols, so I guess you might feel a bond between us in that sense.
I don't know if I'm as good as anyone else, but I won't lose my motivation to become a top idol.
It was after I entered high school...
I wonder... It has to be the singing after all, but I still think I haven't worked hard enough.
My favorite is dancing. Singing is difficult.
This won't be very interesting to listen to though...? Normally, it would be washing my face.
I think it's rice. But I serve bread when it's my turn to make breakfast.
I hardly ever cook, I'm not very good at it. That's why I serve bread.
Don't laugh, okay? ...C...Cotton candy is my favorite.
When I was little, my family went to a festival and I got lost. Then, my sister came to look for me and bought me some cotton candy. The cotton candy I had that day was so delicious, that was what started my love for it.
Yeah, that's right. Now, it is a festival that holds many memories for me.
I like the beach at night. I like to be in a quiet place and just listen to the sound of the waves.
I like a black-ish blue. Maybe a color like the night sky suits me most.
I generally practice on my own...I'm sorry, it's not very fun.
There are many things. How to use your fingertips while dancing, how to use my voice properly...
When I was little, it was my dream to be a pianist. I was influenced by my mother though.
Yeah.....I guess so. If it wasn't for my sister, I don't think I would have become an idol.
I wish I could be a great idol like my sister, but this is just the beginning.
The hardest thing...it has to be being able to perform with all your energy and force, I guess.
To me, it's a place that gives me life.
If I hadn't become one, I would be a piano teacher or something like that. But I think I'm doing all I can to become an idol.
Of course, I remember it.
I was both excited and nervous, it was a very strange feeling. I starting feeling like "This is where it all begins".
That's not it. I was very happy, but I was just as nervous as I was happy.
I guess it was our debut. I was so happy that people came to see us.
When I saw LizNoir's performance, I felt disappointed in my own performance.
Genre? I wonder...? I don't listen to music much so I don't know.
I thought it was a nice song.
A song of the beginning.
The part that is "I hope strongly, what I aim for is not enough". It's not just about wishing, it's about being prepared and willing to go for that goal seriously. That's what makes me tense up.
I want to become a top idol.
"Has your dream.......come true?"...It would be something like that?
That's a difficult question. I hate it...I love it...I can't put it into words very well. Sorry.
The fans...they're the ones who make us shine.
A message? Well...thank you for all the support. I'll do my best do give you the best lives possible, so please keep supporting us. ....Is that good enough?
- The name Kotono means "Japanese harp" (琴) (koto) and "from" (乃) (no).
- Kotono's surname Nagase means "long" (長) (naga) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).
- Please refer to this character's Image Gallery.
- Kotono Nagase Q+A on the LisAni website.