Lu Yinian is a character in Love Nikki. She is the Landlady of the Moon Inn on Long Street, Cloud Empire.



Lu Yinian has black hair that she keeps tied up. She wears a beautiful red and yellow gown with a transparent black layer on the outside.


Lu Yinian may be the owner of an inn, but she is interested in talking about styling and designing, and eagerly suggests a styling competition with Nikki, afterwards saying she could style with her all day.[4]

She also understands the importance of protecting and standing up for friends, which she demonstrates when Bai Jinjin's father's men come for her at the Moon Inn. She protects Nikki from being taken when the conflict escalates by fighting the opponents off.[5]



Lu Yinian used to be a heroine and a fighter.[1]

Year 680Edit

Nikki and her friends first met Lu Yinian when they arrived at the Moon Inn at Long Street. Momo remarked on her beauty, but Nikki soon got into a conversation about styling with her and a styling battle, and they realized she was more than just a landlady.[4]

After Nikki reunited with Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi at the inn, Lu Yinian warned them that Bai Jinjin's father had sent men after her to bring her back after she ran away from home. Nikki took her place in order to facilitate her escape.[6] However, even after Bai Jinjin reached safety and Nikki revealed that she wasn't the person they want, they still tried to kidnap her.[7] It was then that Lu Yinian came in as her past self and began to fight Bai Jinjin's father's men off.[5]

While in Welton, Nikki and her friends happened across a restaurant and discovered that it was also run by Lu Yinian. They congratulated her on her success in Apple, and she shared the good news that Cloud City has been reclaimed by Zhong Lizi. Since the restaurant was busy, Nikki, Momo, and Bobo helped her, acting as waitstaff.[8]


  • "I let nobody defeat me when I was young."
    — using Smile.
  • "Such kind of styling is not welcomed in my restaurant."
    — using Critical Eye.
  • "The landlady recieved pleny of gifts when she was young."
    — using Gift.
  • "A pair of good shoes is important for walking around the world."
    — using Clock.
  • "I get years-old wine here, why don't we get drunk together?"
    — using Sleeping.

Name by Server Edit

Version Name/Transliteration
International International (English) Lu Yinian
Japanese Flag Japan イレイ (Elli)
Korean Flag South Korea 연의 (Yeon-ui)

Trivia Edit

  • Prior to December 24th, 2017, Lu Yinian's name was localized as Lucy.

Gallery Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 V1: 7-9 To Moonlit City
  2. 17-Side Story 3 Cloud City's Big Win
  4. 4.0 4.1 V1: 7-4 Landlady of Celestial
  5. 5.0 5.1 V1: 7-8 Lu Yinian, the Heroine
  6. V1: 7-6 Quick-witted Nikki
  7. V1: 7-7 Precise Deception
  8. 17-S1 Cloud Delicacy

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