But it’s different now– I wanna make their dreams come true!
Yamato Nikaido (二階堂 大和, Nikaidou Yamato) comes across as very lazy and easy-going, but he is very passionate about what he does and cares a lot about the other members of IDOLiSH7. He took up the position of “Leader” only because he was the oldest in the group, he actually considered pulling himself out of the audition for IDOLiSH7.
Yamato has held a very deep dislike towards the entertainment world in general before joining the agency, And it's implied that he was connected to it himself at some point in the past.
He can’t actually see much at all without his glasses, is a confrontational drunk, calls himself oniisan (big brother), is weak to honest and hardworking individuals like Riku and Mitsuki, and owns a personal cleaning robot named Musashi.
|Character||Name||Yamato's Nickname||Nickname for them|
|Yamato Nikaido||Ore (俺) / Oniisan (お兄さん)|
|Tenn Kujo||Kujo||Nikaido Yamato|
|Yuki||Yuki-san / Senpai||Yamato-kun|
- 二階 (nikai) = 2nd floor
- 堂 (dou) = temple; shrine; majestic
- 大 = big; great
- 和 (yamato)= gentle; harmonious
Yamato 大和 is also alternative name for the country of Japan
Voice Actor Comment
These are comments regarding Part 3 
- I'd personally been looking forward to it myself, but Part 3 starts with a drastic development right from the get-go, so I think it's the sort of dense story where you really can't let a single word go by unnoticed. I'd like it if everyone could please enjoy and play it for themselves.
- "Yamato, you sure gave it your best." is what I'd wanna say. I wanna thank him by treating him to drinks.
- he chiefly performs in dramas
- has a sensitive tongue
- self proclaimed S
- has a driver's licence, but prefers not to drive as the driver cannot get drunk
- when he gets fired up, he pushes in the middle of his glasses very hard
- sleeps with a stomach band to keep his stomach warm
- might tease the people he likes
- claims to be the type who tends to attract mosquitoes
- would like to be an office worker if he wasn't an idol
- rolled across the stage twice during the Pythagoras Fighters performance because Mitsuki and Nagi charged at him
|Unit||Iori Izumi • Yamato Nikaido • Mitsuki Izumi • Tamaki Yotsuba • Sogo Osaka • Nagi Rokuya • Riku Nanase|