|iM@S CG Character Data|
Akira Sunazuka (砂塚あきら Sunazuka Akira) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She was the second of seven new idols introduced in Cinderella Girls following the 7th anniversary of the game. She is voiced by Miyu Tomita (富田美憂 Tomita Miyu).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|3rd Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|5th Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|6th Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|7th Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|8th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Anniversary Election||Not applicable||?|
"What am I doin'? Goin' home after my part-time job. What I'm doin' later? Playin' video games. You like my style? Really, now. ...Oh, I guess you might recognize my outfits from my fashion SNS account? Thanks. But what's this about idols?"
Prompt and polite while remaining cool and stylish, this streamer girl from Niigata loves fashion and video games. Akira has been in the public eye online for quite a while posting outfits on her side fashion centered SNS account alongside gaming. Because of this, Akira is confident about being an idol. However, she worries about how being an idol will differ from online. Although her daily demeanor is aloof, Akira comes alive on stage and is much more energetic.
Akira is a very modern and independent young woman, but she still chooses to live with her family and her older brother, and commutes to work from Niigata rather than moving to Tokyo. She's very disciplined and responsible, and comes across as a seasoned member of the entertainment industry due to her experience as a streamer and public figure. She is direct and stoic in her manner of speaking and outward personality, but has a hidden softer side that comes out more and more as she interacts with other idols, such as when she starts to realize that being an idol allows her to inspire more people in her commu with Mika.
Akira's preferred genre of video game is FPS, and she's notably very good at them. She finds it harder to concentrate with an audience present, shown when Producer visits her and watches her process of live-streaming.
Trivia & Fan Culture
- Akira is voiced as of August 21st, 2020 through [#seaside_color] SR card in the original Mobage game, as a result of placing second in 2nd Voice Idol Audition.
- Akira uses the neutral first-person pronoun jibun, which has only recently begun to be used in a casual setting, and is used primarily by young people. She is the first Cinderella Girls idol to do so.
- Akira has a habit of occasionally talking in hashtags.
- In THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage, when Akira blushes while performing, she will raise her eyebrows and avoid eye contact with the camera. She shares this trait with Nono Morikubo.
- Additionally, when using the SSR [Life Online] model, the phone on her belt will change from a # into an orange heart while doing the facial expression mentioned above
- According to Akira in her commu with Mika, she "[makes] everything with the intention for people to see it," referring to the content she puts out online.
- Akira's pointed teeth have made her heavily associated with sharks in fanworks. Her intial card's skill is also titled "Shark Teeth", and the awakened form of her first SR, Streaming Cheer, gives a shirt with the text "SHARK".
- Akira's pointed teeth have also led to her association with SideM's Hideo Akuno, who possesses them as well, and her association with sharks led her to be associated with Cinderella Girls' Nanami Asari, who loves fish.
- Outside of Idolmaster, some familiar with the manga World Trigger associated her with Masato Kageura, who also has pointed teeth and commonly wear a dust mask.
- Due to their similar fashion sense and shared love of streaming video games, many people have drawn comparisons between Akira and Shiki Aoki, who voices Asuka Ninomiya. When Akira was introduced, Aoki himself stated on Twitter that he found her pointed teeth and bottom eyelashes very cute.
|June 2019 Talk Battle Show Sprites|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|Starry Sky Bright||[Life Online] SSR|