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Lanzhu Zhong is a second year student that just recently transferred to Nijigasaki High School and is a member of R3BIRTH, a unit under Nijigaku. She is from Hong Kong and speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. Her image color is pink gold.
Lanzhu applied to Nijigasaki with her good friend Mia Taylor. She is childhood friends with Shioriko Mifune, who is the current student council president.
She was first introduced in Chapter 19 of the Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS story and since Chapter 20, she is the leader of the School Idol Association, which she created as a way to help the members of the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, which she admires greatly, to improve by working with professionals she hired. She initially banned the School Idol Club in order to force its members to join the School Idol Association but later allowed it to exist again in parallel with the Association until the latter's subsequent dissolution in Chapter 28.
In Chapter 29, Lanzhu apologizes with the Protagonist about her previous actions and officially joins the School Idol Club as its 13th member and 12th school idol alongside with Mia.
Since she was a kid, Lanzhu was treated as a gifted girl due to her noticeable talents in many fields. However, this generated insecurity in her as she was always eventually left by others because she was treated as "special" and not as an equal among her peers.
Despite showing herself as a charismatic girl, her unique personality tends to catch others off guard by how demanding she can be with them so that they achieve excellent results like her, which leads her to make questionable decisions and to treat people in a way that usually makes them feel insulted. Even so, she doesn't hesitate to seek every possible way to befriend others.
Their mothers are chairwomen in their respective schools.
Due to her actions in the story prior to the 30th chapter, Lanzhu is considered to be the very first major antagonist of the series.
Curiously, despite Cantonese being the most commonly spoken language in Hong Kong, the songs Lanzhu sang in contain way more Mandarin than Cantonese.
As her name is written in pinyin, a system made for the transcription of Mandarin, and her songs feature more Mandarin than Cantonese, she may have roots from Mainland China. This transcription could also be a mistake on the staff's part.
In her signature, she stylistically spells her name as "L'ange", meaning "the angel" in French.
Her Chinese name also generated controversy to the Hong Kong fanbase, as they pointed out that their country's people barely used simplified Chinese for their names prior to PRC's interference.
Prior to the confirmation of her potential appearance in the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Anime's second season, a leaked listing of the 6th Capsule Rubber Mascot line indirectly supported this hypothesis, as Lanzhu is drawn wearing the Anime-styled bowtie.
She is one of the only three girls to join a group after they debuted, following Shioriko and joining with Mia.