Ranko Kanzaki (神崎蘭子 Kanzaki Ranko?) is an idol available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. She is voiced by Maaya Uchida (内田真礼 Uchida Maaya). While she is currently working at an unnamed talent agency in Cinderella Girls and SHINY FESTA, she is affiliated with 346 Production in Gravure For You! and 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||2||2|
|2nd Anniversary Election||6||1|
|3rd Anniversary Election||15||14|
|Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Election||?||13|
|5th Anniversary Election||?||30|
|6th Anniversary Election||?||?|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Kukuku, it seems you are able to see my power, you might posses the ability of ‘the eye’… I advise you to be careful however, my power could make you burn. Fufu, fufufufufu (Translation: Thank you for producing me, I’ll do my best!!)
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
Kukuku... get ready for the beginning of a legend!
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Anime Idol Profile
In accordance with our blood contract, let our soul resonate…!
Ranko is a girl with scarlet eyes who dresses in Gothic Lolita outfits. Though her 8th Grader Syndrome Identity can lead to misunderstandings choice of words, beneath the surface, she is an honest and obedient hard worker. Ranko is a larger-than-life girl, though she does have a hidden shy side to her.
As an idol who dresses in the gothic lolita style almost exclusively, Ranko possesses a wild imagination, claiming to wield magical powers and speaks in the manner of an evil empress. Although she communicates in fantastical terms, her lines are always accompanied by a sort of mental translation to reveal what she really means, proving that Ranko is just an ordinary girl with shy traits.
The real Ranko is a scared little girl with low self-esteem. The persona seen by her fans and friends is a fantasy constructed to conceal her insecurities. She hopes to ultimately forever bury her true personality. The Producer is aware of this and tries to prevent Ranko from completely erasing everything that she once was. She is terrified of horror movies, to the point she'll hide in a corner or breakdown into tears. Ranko likes the gothic elements, but not the horror side and is especially afraid of ghosts. Her chuunibyou identity is a vampiric fallen angel with supremacy over “darkness”. Her powers originate from an evil monster to whom she is forever bound, and the Producer is that elder god's sealed mortal avatar.
Her lines sound like gothic nonsense to others. For example she might exclaim, "savor the darkness," which is her way of saying, "good work". Cursing the "tyranny of the sun" (in the manner a vampire would), is her way of saying, "good morning". Her catch phrase seems to be "Drown in the Darkness!". While she talks of demon worship, corrupting angels, and the supremacy of darkness, Ranko is as innocent as many of her fellow idols. Not all of the Cinderella Girls characters can understand her, so someone will translate her bizarre way of speaking.
Ranko has a high pitched, somewhat annoying cackle that goes, "nya, ha, ha, ha!". Her sketchbooks act as a secret diary, where she illustrates all her chuunibyou ideas and innermost thoughts. She sometimes lets the Producer look at them, but only if that sketchbook doesn't contain anything about her feelings for him. She believes herself to be a terrible artist and quickly gets embarrassed if someone sees her sketchbook (though it might have more to do with being a diary as well). Ranko is usually portrayed as talented at drawing. She's also an avid reader.
Ranko is an idol within the Cool category. Her basic card is Rare, which has very high defense and a defensive buff. Her first SR has very high attack and a debuff affecting Passion cards. She has nine SR card sets and her titles are "Angelic Fallen Angel", "Beach Angel", "CD Debut", "Awakened Devil Lord", "Anniversary Princess", "Wonderful Magic", "Crimson Night Princess", "Rosenburg Engel", "Demonic Bride", "G4U!", "Red Princess of Spring's Dawn", and "Holy Sword Messiah". She's also the second idol to be awarded with the title "Cinderella Girl" and a special SR with a blue border after winning a popularity poll. She has two SSRs exclusive to Starlight Stage, titled "Princess of Roses" and "Long-Awaited Fated One".
Ranko Kanzaki appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a S rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the HARD or EXPERT difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 60 points to the player's score after their performance.
Ranko is available as a guest idol in the first catalog of downloadable content. She available to perform her image song, Tsubomi Yumemiru Rapsodia ～Alma no Michibiki～, in Stage For You! mode. She also is available to be faced in a DLC festival where she uses her special skill.
Ranko is available to have her photo taken with other idols from 346 Production.
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Her first set of cards were defensive in nature, but ever since becoming a fan favorite, the vast majority of her new cards are pure offense.
- Ranko is the first character in either the Million Live! or Cinderella Girls subseries to receive a 3D model in one of the main games.
- When faced as a rival in ONE FOR ALL, her image stat specialty is revealed to be Visual. However, in Starlight Stage, her SSR card has a strong Vocal slant.
- While some idols can roughly understand "Ranko-speak" with enough practice, shockingly enough Miria Akagi can understand it perfectly.
- According to the drama track in THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 03, Koume Shirasaka can also understand her reasonably well.
- In the anime, she is shown living in a dorm with Anastasia, Koume Shirasaka, and Syoko Hoshi.
- Ranko was voted the most popular Cinderella Girls character and given the Cinderella Girl title in the 2nd Cinderella Girls Election.
Ranko in THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL.
Profile image from the anime site
Icon from THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL.