Nozomi Tojo (also spelled Toujou Nozomi; 東條 希 Tōjō Nozomi) is a member of the J-Pop idols group μ's from the multimedia franchise Love Live!. A poorly drawn, super deformed version of her, dubbed "Smol Nozomi", became a meme on the SiIvaGunner channel as the representation of the song "Snow halation". She is also the deuteragonist of the main mascots and the main protagonist of the SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis.
On November 1, 2015, Triple-Q posted a drawing called "very smol nozoomu" on Tumblr. On December 2015, he posted another drawing of the character on Tumblr and made a short YouTube video featuring the two Smol Nozomis: "nozoomy's very smol adventure". On January 31, 2016, he posted a video "How to draw: Smol Nozomi". The "smol" variations of characters then became popular and Smol Nozomi became associated to Love Live! and Snow halation in the SoundCloud community. Triple-Q has since drawn a "smol" version of every character of the group µ's from Love Live! School Idol Project!.
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- See also: Category:Rips featuring Smol Nozomi
On the SiIvaGunner channel, the character Nozomi Tojo has often been used to represent the meme Snow halation, like in Triple-Q's cover of the album GilvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips: Volume 3 & Knigra. Smol Nozomi has then appeared in videos before the SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis a few times, like in Slot Machine (Beta Mix) - Star Fox.
In the SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis
Smol Nozomi is the only meme who escaped the Voice Inside Your Head's takeover (presumably because she was too smol). Her personality in this storyline is very similar to the video game character Kirby, as several elements from the SCCC are inspired by Kirby: Planet Robobot (for example, she is treated as a silent protagonist).
After hearing the Voice's ambitions ("Seasonal Return"), she was determined to save her meme friends. She was however quickly spotted by one Patrol-Bot which sent a Spheric after her. Cornered in an alleyway, she managed to short-circuit the robot ("No Place To Hide"). Then, as a hatch opened on the Spheric, she jumped into it and the Spheric turned into the Smolitzer, a mecha with her palette color that she instinctively knew how to pilot. With her new vehicle, she saved the Rapper's Union from another Spheric.
She later encountered Wood Man ("Will of a Knight"), but the Robot Master fell into pieces before she even attacked him. After that, she met the lonely warrior Meta Knight who explained her that Santa Claus was in danger and that they had to rescue him. They infiltrated Santa's Workshop controlled by the Voice's minions and saved Santa ("Advent of Hell"). They eventually managed to escape the self-destructing facility after defeating the Voice's army and Nathaniel Welchert.
Grand Dad Mania
In most videos, Smol Nozomi and the non-smol Nozomi are used interchangeably: e.g. in "Trailer Theme (In-Game Mix) - Sonic Mania" where a picture of non-smol Nozomi Toujou is captioned "SMOL Toujou Nozomi" (see above). So, despite looking different, these two forms are most likely supposed to represent the same character in the SiIvaGunner universe, just like how the character Grand Dad is sometimes represented by Fred Flintstone with Mario's head instead of the usual color-swapped Mario, but is still the same character.
However, unlike Grand Dad, there are two exceptions where Smol Nozomi and regular Nozomi are seen separately:
- Title Theme & Ending - 7 GRAND DAD - In this rip, we mostly see a pixel sprite of Nozomi in her "Snow halation" getup following Grand Dad. However, 30 seconds in, they walk by Smol Nozomi, who appears as a separate entity that is wearing the normal outfit and more closely resembles Triple-Q's artwork. The non-smol Nozomi stops and looks quite confused after seeing her chibi counterpart, but quickly gets back to following Grand Dad.
- SiIvaGunner Art Fusion Collab - In this art collab, we see many different SiIvaGunner characters. Smol Nozomi and Nozomi Tojo are given different segments here. Additionally, Smol Nozomi is grouped with the Christmas Comeback Crisis characters, while regular Nozomi is not.