Miku Maekawa (前川みく Maekawa Miku?) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. She is voiced by Natsumi Takamori (高森奈津美 Takamori Natsumi). While she is currently working at an unnamed talent agency in Cinderella Girls and SHINY FESTA, she is affiliated with 346 Production in the anime.
- 1 Statistics and Biographies
- 2 Character Description
- 3 Game Discography
- 4 Song Discography
- 5 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 6 Character Gallery
- 7 THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Cards
- 8 THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage Cards
Statistics and Biographies
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Unranked||28|
|2nd Anniversary Election||29||33|
|3rd Anniversary Election||26||22|
|Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Election||5||2|
|5th Anniversary Election||5||8|
|6th Anniversary Election||?||19|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Miku couldn't do anything back then! That... that's the first time that's ever happened to me, meow... So you better take responsibility! ☆ Now, you better make Miku top idol, meow! ☆
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
Meow! Here I go!
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Anime Idol Profile
Work is always welcome, nya!
As seen by her wearing cat ears as an idol and ending her sentences with “nya”, Miku is a cat loving character. Even though she says “nya” like a cat all the time, she actually has a strong aversion to fish.
Miku is a girl who really loves cats and likes to pretend she is one. Belonging in the Cute category, she is also the very first rival idol players encounter in the game. She is constantly in role, only stopping the cat girl act when in public places or to avoid drawing a crowd. She almost always wears cat ears and makes cat poses when happy.
She gets extremely annoyed when she is told to stop saying “nya” or being forced to stop having fun. While she comes from Osaka, Miku doesn't really share any of the traits associated with the stereotype. She doesn’t speak the Kansai dialect and doesn’t like tsukkomi and boke routines. She detests fish, despite loving to act like a cat, and gets frustrated when people assume she likes fish. However, being an Osakan, she's fond of takoyaki. When she gets frustrated by the staff in her drama CD, she throws their communicator speaker into the trash twice.
Despite being immature and fickle on occasion, including going on strike in the cafe when she's passed over for a debut in the anime, she also has a serious side as well. After her angry episode in the cafe, she's the first to console the other non-debuted idols and tell them they'll get their turn. She appears to take her studies seriously, being such an involved student that she's often overlooked or mistaken for someone else when she's in her "serious student" mode. She has even in one of her commus in Starlight Stage that she has never gotten a failing grade, underlining her studious nature. During the Nothing but You event, Nao Kamiya remarks that the usual, serious Miku fits more into the "cool" category than "cute".
Her cat obsession appears to date back several years; a photo in the anime shows her as a young child wearing cat ears, and her closet is full of pictures of cats that she took when she was little.
Miku thinks her birthday is very significant. It falls on 2/22, which also happens to be Japan's National Cat Day (222 sounds similar to "nya nya nya" when said in Japanese).
Miku is an idol in the Cute category. Her basic card availability is Rare, but players win their first copy of her Rare card after defeating her in the tutorial. Miku later received two other Rare card sets and thirteen S Rare card sets, where her titles are "Sexy Cat", "CD Debut", "Charming Cat", "Anniversary Cat", "Seaside Cat", "Cinderella Dream", "Hardworking/Neko-chan", "Moon Night Cat", "* (Asterisk)", "Ambush Cat", "Frivolous/Neko-chan", and "Holy Night Cat". She has three SSRs exclusive to Starlight Stage, titled "Cat Party", "Dreamin' Bride", and "Aventure Chat".
Miku Maekawa appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a C rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the STANDARD difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 10 points to the player's score after their performance.
Recorded Solo Songs
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Atashi Ponkotsu Android||Maekawa Miku Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER M@STERS OF IDOL WORLD!!2015 Nation Sapphire Android|
|EVERMORE||Maekawa Miku Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 5thLIVE TOUR Serendipity Parade!!! -Shizuoka/Makuhari/Fukuoka Venue Original CD-|
|Nyan to☆Spectacle||Solo Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 02 Tulip|
|Onedari Shall We~?||M@STER VERSION||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 007 Maekawa Miku|
|Shippo no Kimochi||Cover Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Cute jewelries! 001|
|Susume☆Otome ～jewel parade～||Maekawa Miku Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 2ndLIVE PARTY M@GIC!! Susume☆Otome ～jewel parade～|
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Before joining the Producer's agency, she was employed at another production. However, she quit when there was no work, and the higher-ups told her that cat characters were overused and suggested she be a giraffe idol instead.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stats are relatively balanced, with a tiny lead in Dance.
- Miku's favorite food is hamburg steak.
- In the anime, she is shown living in 346 Production's girls' dorm along with other idols, including Miho Kohinata, Sae Kobayakawa, Ranko Kanzaki, and Anastasia.
- Apparently, Miku carries around hair brushes and toys for cats in her bag at all times.
- Miku sometimes slips up and uses kansai dialect when she's caught off-guard or isn't paying attention.
- Due to the huge gap between her image as a cat idol and as her ordinary self, fans have taken to calling idol-Miku "Miku-nyan" and serious schoolgirl-Miku "Maekawa-san", which Miku has said is how she's referred to at school.
- Miku's dislike for fish is a popular subject in fanworks, with many depicting her being faced with fish, forced to eat fish, or put together with idols who are associated with fish, such as Nanami Asari.
Profile image from the anime site