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Ran Shibuki (紫吹 蘭) is a character in the Aikatsu on Parade! series and was one of the main characters in the first and second season of the Aikatsu! series. She is a student at Starlight School. Ran is a sexy-type idol whose preferred brand is Spicy Ageha.
Ran has fair skin and is somewhat taller than Aoi and Ichigo. She has long, auburn hair that reaches her knees with her bangs mostly brushed to one side, and amethyst eyes.
Ran is a quiet, independent girl with a professional air about her. She is multi-talented and mature but she has a short tether and does not like being pestered. Despite this, Ran is a kind person who is humble about who she is as a person and idol, despite her popularity. She dislikes being nicknamed "Ran-chan" (蘭ちゃん) and prefers to just be known as "Ran."
Ran is a veteran idol who has been working in entertainment since she was young. She is well-known for her modeling and style even going as far as to challenge the saying "young models can't be beautiful" and through that has continued to polish her refined beauty. Ran is nicknamed "The Beautiful Blade" (美しき刃 Utsukushiki Yaiba), for her professional demeanor and beauty. Her favorite and primary brand is Spicy Ageha.
A while before Ichigo's and Aoi's transfer, Ran worked along side with her friend and roommate, Mako, at Starlight School. However, Ran advanced further than Mako did, which caused Mako to lose confidence in herself as an idol and drop out of the academy. As a result of Mako's departure, Ran was filled with feelings of loss and loneliness, eventually causing her to become very serious, anti-social, and highly independent.
As Ran continues on as an idol, she later encounters Ichigo and Aoi, two best friends who've just recently enrolled in Starlight School. Ran became very skeptical of their friendship, but despite the odds, Ran eventually became friends with the two and grew close with them.
- Ichigo is one of Ran's closest friends and her co-member in Soleil. At first, Ran wasn't too confident in how close friends she and Aoi were and even told them "don't disappear together" due to her own past with a friend. When they were paired together for a fashion show, Ran taught Ichigo what it means to be an idol and Ichigo showed Ran that even though their steps may be different, their feelings are the same which ignited a friendship between the two.
- Aoi is another of Ran's closest friends and co-member in Soleil. After Ichigo broke the wall that surrounded Ran, the two were shown to get along well and together, they both acted as Ichigo's minders.
- Yurika and Ran both participate in Stylish Thief☆Swallowtail and assist each other in the troubles they are faced with. They are also paired together in the Chocopop Detectives drama audition with Ran as the detective and Yurika as her assistant. The two are shown to be close at times but sometimes tend to argue. Overall, Ran and Yurika care for the well being of the other.
- The first time Sora and Ran truly interacted was in Episode 67, when Ran wandered away from the recording set by accident. Ran was amazed at Sora's easy-going and free nature, and after talking with her, her anxieties about an upcoming competition were eased. In later episodes, the two were paired up for the Partners Cup and the drama Rhapsody of the Desert Moon. Sora is also the only one of Ran's friends who gets away with calling her "Ran-chan."
- Ema is Ran's senpai who she holds great respect for, being one of the previous muses for her preferred brand, Spicy Ageha. Ema was shown to be encouraging of Ran to step on the same stage she is.
Shibuki (紫吹) Shi (紫) means purple, referring to her theme colour and Buki (吹) means to blow or spray.
Ran (蘭) means orchid. "Ran" is also a reference to "runway", as "run" in runway, and "ran" are pronounced the same in Japanese.
- Her favorite foods are vegetable sticks and yogurt.
- Her disliked food is fried fish because she doesn't like removing the bones.
- Her specialties are model walking and posing.
- Ran is the third idol to have a major aura change, following Ichigo and Aoi.
- Ran is the first idol to have three Premium coords.
- It is theorized that her surname Shibuki was taken from Jun Shibuki (紫吹淳 Shibuki Jun), a top star of Takarazuka Revue.
- Ran shares her singing voice with Sora Kazesawa.
- Ran has stated that she is a capable marathon swimmer, able to swim a length of 10 kilometers (about 6.2 mi).
- Ran is one of the two idols to not have a solo performance in her debut season, the other being Kaede Ichinose.
- If one counts both appearances in the anime and the DCD game, Ran has been a member of all four units formed in Season 1.
- She is the only idol from the unit Soleil to never make it to the finals during the Starlight Queen Cup.
- Ran shares her voice actress with Yozora Kasumi from the Aikatsu Stars! series, as well as Mirai Asuka from the Aikatsu Friends! series.