Annabel is a character in Love Nikki. She is a manga artist that Nikki occasionally runs into during her travels.



The lively and adorable manga artist Annabel, even in an elegant mori fashion, is still cute. Although a long dress is a mori must-have, Annabel chose the mischievous green floral skirt, tender yet lovely. A perfect match with knit jacket and cute socks. As a manga artist, she has her a keen ability to control the colors. With this lovely look, will Annabel draw many more touching comic stories?
— Annabel's description in the Time Diary

Annabel is a short girl who wears a cardigan and earth toned dress. Her purple hair is tied up into two twin pigtails with green ribbons. She has big and bright green eyes and has a pleasant demeanor.


Annabel is a lively and eager young girl. She has a wild imagination, always dreaming of scenes that she could draw in her manga. She loves telling people about her stories and enjoys traveling around Miraland for materials and inspiration. She also is very plucky and strong-willed, and near completely devoted to her goal to be a good manga artist - which at times brings her trouble; ie, in the Wasteland-based Wind Deep Legend Event she was in danger of being swept away in wind currents while researching about the warrior Lika and the fortune teller Cassandra, and needed the help of Nikki and her group.

History Edit

While visiting Cicia Design School, Nikki, Momo and Bobo met Annabel for the first time. She said she visited the gallery for inspiration.[2] They ran into her again after the disaster in the 'Witch and Star Sea' play, and commiserated over what happened. Annabel also told Nikki that she brought inspiration wherever she went.[3]

At the Designer's Tea Party, Annabel dragged Nikki away for an impromptu interview about whether she had met any handsome designers in her travels. It was implied that Nikki was unable to give her any such information. They talked about the romantic style of the Republic of Wasteland and how it might make for a good setting for her manga.[4]

Annabel met Nikki and her friends again before the Fantasy Styling Contest. She revealed that her manga was published and got great reviews.[5] Annabel revealed later to Nikki and her friends that another scene of her manga would occur at the Fantasy Styling Contest and said she was there for inspiration.[6] Before the finals, Nikki wondered who the other finalist will be. Annabel appeared and said it was someone cold-tempered, with beautiful flowing long hair that looked like a china doll.[7]

Nikki and her friends ran into Annabel by chance at the Republic of Wasteland, and she talked about her plans for her manga characters to meet there.[8]

Manga Edit

Imagine this. Okay... on the exotic grassland the heroine in untamed bold traditional clothes is standing in the beautiful sunset...
— Annabel describing her manga, in V1: 5-7 Manga Artist Annabel (3).

Annabel's manga is a love story between a male fashion designer and a female stylist.[9] They have a long, epic romance that traverses several volumes. At the ending of the first one, the hero of the story is preparing to make a romantic love confession at Wintermount, Lilith.[5].

After Annabel's manga was first published, it got excellent reviews, and her editor requested that she write a sequel.[5]

The sequel includes a scene where the stylist attends the Fantasy Styling Contest, and the designer follows her to give her a surprise. They meet there while the stylist is wearing a Pigeon Kingdom dress.[6] It also includes a scene where the designer gets into trouble with a Wasteland tribe, and the stylist follows him to save him.[8]

There are likely also lambs included somewhere in the story.[10]

There is a special Xmas volume of the manga that involves the heroine (stylist) chasing the bus that the hero (designer) was on in a tailored dress.[11]

Annabel says that she takes a lot of inspiration from Nikki for her manga, and the manga is, in fact, based off Nikki.[12]

Bobo is eager to see the main characters get married and asks about it nearly every time she sees Annabel.[5][6][8]

Relationships Edit

Airi Edit

Airi is Annabel's high school friend who is also a painter. They enjoy painting together, with Airi being good at oil painting and watercolor. Annabel sent Airi a pendant and got excited when she went to visit her. Annabel speaks of Airi highly, saying that she's always smiling and has long, soft hair.[13]

Satir Edit

Annabel met Satir once when Annabel was collecting material. Together, they found Satir's sheep Bleaty and went to see newborn lambs. As a thank-you, Satir gave Annabel a basket of fresh fruit, which Annabel loved.[10]

Quotes Edit

  • "The young beautiful cute n lively manga artist Annabel is here!"
    — using Smile.
  • "You don't look like the heroine at all! Negative comment!"
    — using Critical Eye.
  • "I decided to take you as the archetype for the heroine of my new [sic]"
    — using Gift.
  • "Nikki, don't run! The plot is not completed!"
    — using Clock.
  • "A sleeping story from the beautiful manga artist Annabel!"
    — using Sleeping.

Name by Server Edit

Version Name/Transliteration
International International (English) Annabel
Chinese Flag China (Simplified) 小羊 (Xiǎo Yáng)
Japanese Flag Japan メリー (Mary)
Korean Flag South Korea 소희 (Sohee)
Singapore Flag Southeast Asia (English) Annabel

Trivia Edit

  • Prior to December 24th, 2017, Annabel's name was localized as Aiko.
  • Annabel dyed her hair strawberry-and-grape colored after being inspired by anime, in order to keep the pressure of deadlines from scaring her.<refn ame="FruitPlate">Fruit Plate</ref>

References Edit

  2. V1: 3-4 Manga Artist Annabel (1)
  3. V1: 3-10 Manga Artist Annabel (2)
  4. V1: 5-7 Manga Artist Annabel (3)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 V1: 9-S1 Manga Artist Annabel (4)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 V1: 10-S3 Manga Artist Annabel (5)
  7. V1: 11-3 Manga Artist Annabel (6)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 14-S1 Manga Artist Annabel
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named KittenSketchbook
  10. 10.0 10.1 Satiroth's Sheep
  11. Knitted Pattern
  12. Kitten Sketchbook
  13. Elegant Sketch

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