- "Powapowa-Puririn! Powa-ring up!"
- ―Their group catchphrase
Powapowa-Puririn (ぽわぽわプリリン?) (stylized as Powa×2Puririn!!!) is an independent idol unit made up of students from Starlight School. The group consists of Otome Arisugawa, Sakura Kitaōji, and Shion Kamiya.
- Otome Arisugawa (Leader)
- Sakura Kitaōji
- Shion Kamiya
- Kaede Ichinose (honorary member, Shion's temporary replacement in the anime)
- Ran Shibuki (Shion's temporary replacement in DCD PowaPowa-Puririn? Story)
Powapowa Puririn has yet to have their debut live with their own song. However, they have a tentative debut song written by Otome:
ぽわぽわ and プリリン are not regular Japanese, but Otome-language so to call. ぽわぽわ and プリリン can be said kinds of onomatopoeias.
ぽわぽわ means lightly, softly, a nice and warm feeling.
プリリン means pop, a fresh and jellylike feeling.
That is, ぽわぽわプリリン means a sweet and happy feeling (when girls eat delicious sweets).
In the anime series, the Powapowa-Puririn unit was called upon by Headmistress Orihime of Starlight School to join STAR☆ANIS after Tristar and Soleil were merged for the planned summer tour. During a press conference held by the unit, Shion announced that she declined the offer to join STAR☆ANIS for their summer tour to focus on her acting; however, she would still be a part of Powapowa-Puririn.
During the time Ichigo Hoshimiya was in America, their carefree, easy-going nature won them the hearts of many fans. The unit also has a televison program named after them. As of the current Season 3 arc, it is unknown if they are continuing to work as a unit, but it is assumed they still are.