|iM@S CG Character Data|
Yoshino Yorita (依田芳乃 Yorita Yoshino) is an idol available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. Her basic card is Normal and it can be obtained via work in the Okayama Area. She later received a Rare card set and two S Rare card set with the titles "Hot Spring Dancer", "Little Red Songstress", "Spring Light Girl", and "A Connection". She has an SSR exclusive to Starlight Stage, titled "Sea God's Guidance". She is voiced by Yuuki Takada (高田憂希 Takada Yuuki).
|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||20||14|
|4th Anniversary Election||22|
|5th Anniversary Election||10||5|
Yoshino is a teenager who goes out of her way to help strangers, speaking and acting as if she's more than just an ordinary person. She is straightforward, honest, and pure as the cleanest snow. Yoshino tends to act as if she's more in tune with her surroundings than humanly possible. She can find lost objects without fail, sense the presence of people trying to hide, and read surface thoughts. Even still, she does everything she can to help others. She enjoys visiting shrines and temples, and can also be seen dancing on the roof of one, in what appears to be a religious festival. It is likely that her profession before becoming an idol, if she is not a supernatural entity, is a miko.
It is implied that Yoshino might be a good luck kami (Japanese nature spirit), that the Producer interested into becoming an idol. When first encountered she was wearing outdated attire and spoke as if being worshiped was something she enjoyed. If divine she's likely be Benzaiten. In addition to luck and music, the goddess has command over coastlines, lakes, and rivers. Several of Yoshino's card illustrations show her having an affinity for water. Furthermore Mount Benzaiten is located in Kagoshima, the same region Yoshino claims as her birthplace: some Japanese legends claim mountains were the birth marks of deities.
If she's really a luck deity, then the Producer might have unknowingly wasted his wish for her to become an idol, instead of something wondrous for himself. However such a selfless wish might have endeared him to her. Her mere presence can resolve problems or make lost objects suddenly easy to find.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Yoshino is introduced by Kate. She is very disciplined, as she can simultaneously sit under a waterfall, get sprayed in the face with a water gun by Reina Koseki, and get splashed with water by both Reina and Ema Senzaki. Yoshino seems to like onsens and places with water nearby. She helps Nanami Asari cook fish by using her conch shell horn to fan the flames of the fire.
"Ohhh… What seems to be the matter…? You over there. Is there something you would like to ask? Hm… Ohhh… So you were the one. The one who was searching for me. You found the one you were searching for, correct?"
"So being an idol so to speak is… Being worshiped like a god… In other words, this is my calling it seems. As you wish, I shall allow myself to be loved by everyone."