When you first start, it can be super hard to keep track of the major Project Sekai characters and their relationships to each other. If you’re new to the world of Sekai, look no further than this handy list of all the main characters, organised by their Units.
Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!, more often referred to as Project Sekai to match its Japanese title, is an adorable blend of gacha game, visual novel, and rhythm game. The character roster features a mix of original characters and Vocaloids, all with unique personalities and music styles. If you like collecting idols but prefer more men in your team, check out our guide on Ensemble Stars Music cards. We also have lists of the best Switch rhythm games and the best rhythm games on mobile to keep the party going.
Miku is the most well-known of the Virtual Singers. Her cheerful voice and blue twintails are so iconic that even if you don’t know Vocaloid, you probably know Hatsune Miku. In Project Sekai, Miku and the other Virtual Singers live in another world called Sekai, and appear to humans to help them understand their feelings through music. Miku can be found in all five Sekais with varying personalities and outfits to match the vibe of the Sekai.
Kaito is a Virtual Singer that often takes on an older brother role in Sekai. He first appeared in the Wonderland Sekai as the troupe leader to help Tsukasa and the rest of Wonderlands X Showtime.
Meiko is a Virtual Singer who is known for being caring, patient, and somewhat motherly. She first appeared in Street Sekai, where she runs a cafe called ‘Crase Cafe’. She advises Kohane and the rest of Vivid Bad Squad.
Rin is a Virtual Singer known for performing alongside her counterpart Len. She’s cute and energetic, filling the younger sister role in Sekai. She first appeared in Stage Sekai as an idol alongside Miku, who she looks up to in every way.
Len is a Virtual Singer known for performing alongside his counterpart Rin. His personality is similar to Rin’s, which is possibly why they bicker so much! He first appeared in Street Sekai as DJ Len to assist Miku and Meiko in running the cafe.
Luka is a bilingual Virtual Singer who appears in School Sekai as Miku’s bandmate and senpai. She plays the bass normally but can play all instruments. She appeared to help the girls of Leo/need reconcile their friendship.
Ichika is a first-year at Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and lyricist for Leo/need. She formed the band with her childhood friends after they had lost touch in middle school. She was the first member of School Sekai, and is a massive Miku fan.
Saki is Leo/need’s composer and keyboard/synth player. She is bubbly and energetic with a desire to live high school life to the fullest. She was in hospital for the majority of middle school, so wants to catch up on all the things she missed out on.
Shiho is Leo/need’s stern-faced bassist. She works part-time at a live house, sometimes subbing in for other bassists in professional bands. She dreams of going pro, which is why she was reluctant to join the band until she was sure the girls were committed to her dream.
Honami is Leo/need’s drummer and final member. She’s shy and conflict-averse, prone to pleasing people to avoid being picked on. Her fear to reconnect with Shiho in high school is a big part of the girls drifting apart, but the power of friendship brought them back together.
Minori is a first-year at Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy and a member of the idol group More More Jump! (MMJ). She’s an aspiring idol who was inspired by Haruka Kiritani from Asrun. Despite failing over 50 auditions, she never gave up. She was the first member of Stage Sekai and formed MMJ.
Haruka used to be a famous idol as the most popular member of Asrun, but quit after a falling out and returned to Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy as a regular first-year student. She was initially hesitant to join MMJ but a performance from Minori and her fellow members changed her mind.
Airi is a second-year student at Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy and a former idol. She was a member of the group QT but quit after her agency tried to move her into TV work. She’s close friends with her former rival Shizuku and joined MMJ after seeing Minori’s determination.
Shizuku is a second-year alongside Airi and the fourth member of MMJ. She was formerly an idol in the group Cheerful*Days, but left due to rising tensions between members. Minori and Airi gave her hope to be an idol again and she joined MMJ.
Kohane is a first-year at Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy and a street music performer. She first started in a duo with An known as the Vivids after hearing her jamming in the Weekend Garage. She was the first member of Street Sekai, formed of the collective drive of the Vivids and a rival duo the Bad Dogs.
An is a first-year at Kamiyama High School and the daughter of former musician Shiraishi Ken. She works part-time at his live cafe Weekend Garage, where she met Kohane. She dreams of surpassing the legendary Rad Weekend event her dad put on.
Akito is a first-year at Kamiyama High School. He threw himself into street music after quitting football, and dreams of surpassing Rad Weekend just like An. He formed the Bad Dogs with Toya and later merged with the Vivids to form Vivid Bad Squad.
Toya is a first-year at Kamiyama High School and a classically trained musician. His famous father forced him to learn piano and violin, leading to Toya hating him. He formed the Bad Dogs with Akito after meeting him singing in the street, and then merged the group into Vivid Bad Squad.
Tsukasa is a second-year at Kamiyama High School that dreams of becoming a star. He was the first member of the Wonderlands Sekai and is the troupe leader for the Wonder Stage at Phoenix Wonderland. He spent a lot of his childhood worrying about his younger sister, Saki, and wants to perform to make her smile.
Emu is a first-year at Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy and the daughter of the owners of Phoenix Wonderland. She hires the rest of the Wonderlands x Showtime members to help her restore her late grandfather’s favourite stage, the Wonder Stage, to its former glory.
Nene is a first-year at Kamiyama High School and a shy but talented singer. She dreams of becoming an actress but suffers from stage fright. Her neighbour and groupmate, Rui, encouraged her to join Wonderlands x Showtime and the group helped her regain her confidence.
Rui is a second-year student at Kamiyama High School and Nene’s neighbour. He’s an actor and stage director for Wonderlands x Showtime, and is a skilled inventor of animatronics and drones for their shows. He also built Robo-Nene, a robot for Nene to sing through when she had stage fright.
Kanade is a second-year student taking online classes. She’s a talented music producer and composer, but blames herself for her composer father’s hospitalisation, and has developed a saviour complex. She’s the first member of Empty Sekai and writes all of Niigo’s music.
Mafuyu is a second-year honour student at MIyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy. She excels in academics and sports due to her parents’ pressure but has lost all sense of self. She’s Niigo’s lyricist, having previously made music under the name Own to try and find her true self.
Ena is a second-year night school student at Kamiyama High School, and is Niigo’s illustrator. Her artist father doesn’t believe that she has what it takes to become a professional artist, and Ena frequently complains that her selfies get more attention on social media than her art.
Mizuki is a first-year at Kamiyama High School, but rarely attends as the other students treat them negatively for dressing cutely. They’re an animator and video editor and joined Niigo after animating an MV for one of Kanade’s songs. They keep a big secret from the rest of their group. Their gender is currently unknown, but they’re commonly headcanoned as nonbinary or transfeminine.
There you have it, a complete guide to every main Project Sekai character. Why not check out our list of the best anime games on Switch and mobile?