April 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002
Ran Kotobuki is well-known as the #1 gal in Shibuya, and she lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible. But she’s not all faux nails and para para; in the midst of all of her goofing off, she protects Shibuya from all manner of undesirable people, and she often devotes herself to helping both friends and strangers out of trouble, big and small. Of course, she’d rather be eating free food and scoring good deals on clothes, but getting someone out of a big pinch can be just as fun for her. Because of this, she’s widely respected by the denizens of Shibuya, and although she may look (and even act) a bit shallow, she’s got a big heart and a sense of justice that could put her police chief father to shame. But she’s not interested in that line of work, much to her family’s dismay. All she wants is to hang out with her best friends Miyu Yamazaki and Aya Hoshino, and continue spending her days as Shibuya's #1 gal.