Urano Motosu (本須麗乃, Motosu Urano) was a young college graduate who loved books. She lived with her widowed mother prior to her untimely death in an earthquake.
Urano was single-mindedly obsessed with books, even to the moment of her death. She enjoyed not only reading books, but also touching them, smelling them, and being surrounded by them. Although her peers considered her a "weird bookworm," she was content to disregard them if it meant she could keep reading.
This single-mindedness even caused her to occasionally forget to zip up her pants or remove a price-tag before putting on new clothes, as those are issues she contemplates later when thinking on which mistakes she had made in her old life.
Urano was somewhat lazy and disliked having to do chores, since it meant less time spent reading. As she told her friend Shuu, she hoped she would one day die in an avalanche of books than slowly pass away in a hospital bed.
Urano's father died when she was still very young, leaving behind his collection of books. Urano was subsequently raised only by her mother. Urano had few memories of her father, but recalled that he once carried her on his shoulders when she was young.
As a child, Urano went to the same daycare as her next-door neighbor Shuu. They became close friends and spent a lot of time together, although Shuu was often exasperated by Urano's eccentric behavior. Even in kindergarten, Urano was considered a strange, book-obsessed child, because she rarely went out and sometimes went days without eating so she could read.
Urano's mother was an enthusiastic fan of DIY and arts and crafts. She often dragged her daughter into new projects, which meant Urano gained a lot of experience making things by hand. Her mother also bribed her with books to try new hobbies like playing piano and Japanese dance in hopes that she would find something other than reading to occupy her time. Unfortunately, none of the activities stuck.
At the age of 22, just before her college graduation, Urano landed her dream job as a librarian at the college library. She returned home one day with her friend Shuu and went to read in her father's book room. However, a minor earthquake hit and Urano was crushed under an avalanche of her own books. Her last memory was praying desperately that she would still read books even in the next life.
- It had been Urano's dream to travel around the world to visit libraries with long a history.
- Urano wore glasses and had her driver's license.
- Urano would write everything she could remember on a notepad so that she could remember them. Because of this, she called herself the "notepad monster".
- "Urano Motosu," (本須麗乃) is a Japanese word play that means "books must be mine." Her name after reincarnation, "Myne," is a play on both "mine" (belonging to me) and "main" (main character).
- "本" is the kanji for "book", "須" can be interpreted as "must be" in kanji, and "Urano (うらの)" means "my possession" or "mine".