|SideM character data|
"A pledge! I, Genbu Kurono will! With these brains and strength! Will be afraid of nothing! Will lose to nothing! Will swear to aim to the extremes, to the top of being an idol! Defending rivals, top-class. Push aside rivals and aim for glory!"
Genbu is a former yankee who became an idol alongside Suzaku Akai after being scouted by a 315 Production producer. He has a cool and calm personality but is also quite competitive at times. His goal is to use his intellect and power to bring peace to all living beings on the Earth. Despite being good friends with Suzaku and being in the same unit, Shinsoku Ikkon, as him, Genbu does not get along well with Suzaku's cat, Nyanko.
Having lost his parents at a young age, he was placed in a children's orphanage, where he often read complex books, leading to his habit of using idioms in daily speech. He speaks in a rough tone and often adds ani-san as an honorific to people's names (ani being short for aniki (big brother)). He is very studious and had the first place rank in his school's final exam. Genbu is also good at cooking, due to the fact that he lives alone.
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Burnin' Cool de Kagayaite on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-09 Shinsoku Ikkon (Sung with: Suzaku Akai)
Ore-tachi no Saikyou Densetsu ～Isseichidai, Paradise!～ on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-09 Shinsoku Ikkon (Sung with: Suzaku Akai)
DRIVE A LIVE (Shinsoku Ikkon ver.) on THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-09 Shinsoku Ikkon (Sung with: Suzaku Akai)
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Prior to Amehiko Kuzunoha being added to the game, Genbu was the tallest character in the entire iDOLM@STER franchise, standing up to 190 cm tall. He is now the second tallest, being 1 cm shorter than Amehiko.
- The first time SideM introduced the birthday bonus was on Genbu's birthday, July 22. This meant that his cards had a 10x bonus on them, causing even his N cards to have a significant appeal. The bonus was lowered to 2x for all later birthdays.
- In his SideM Xmas Live 2015 R card, Genbu is seen buying glasses. The Xmas Live 2015 Kaoru Sakuraba SR features Kaoru with the glasses's bag in the unchanged version, and Kaoru wearing the glasses in the changed version.
- Like Suzaku, he is named after one of the four symbols of Chinese mythology. Genbu is named after the Black Tortoise of the North.