|iM@S CG Character Data|
Akari Tsujino (辻野あかり Tsujino Akari) is one of the idols available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She was the first of seven new idols introduced in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls following the 7th anniversary of the game. She is currently unvoiced.
|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|
"Eh? Me, an idol? Why in tha heck? Er, 'scuse me, I mean, why exactly?! If you're lookin’ to scout someone doncha want a cuter girl... Oh! Guess this means, I'm cute or somethin’! Aw shucks~, I'm gettin’ embarapple! Aha♪ W-wait? Whatcha laughin’ for!?"
"Yamagata born apple idol, Akari Tsujino a.k.a 'Akaringo' here~♪ Aha♪ That’s some idol-ish line I said! These clothes too! Ahh~~ lookie here, I'm all idol-ish now! I'm all embarapple~!"
An honest and friendly country girl who loves ramen and apples, both being her hometown's specialty products. Even though they are red and round like apples, Akari doesn't like tomatoes and eating them makes her tear up. She grew up on her family's apple farm, giving herself the nickname "Akaringo" at a young age. After moving to Tokyo, Akari decided to hide her Yamagata dialect as she doesn't think it's cute, but it comes out with she's flustered or excited. She usually ends her sentences with "~ngo," thinking this quirk would make her popular in the city. Along with her dialect and her love for apples, her other defining feature is her ahoge shaped like apple leaves. In her in-game sprites, they are seen to move on their own depending on they way she feels. Other idols often wonder how they work. Additionally, she carries around a mascot (seen in her initial R+ card) called Ringorou, who is said to be the character representing her family apple farm.
When initially getting scouted by the Producer, she is very flustered and doesn't know what to say. She doesn't accept at first as she thinks that a cuter girl should get the chance to be an idol instead of her. However, after consulting with her parents, they actually pushed her to be an idol and to take lessons. Because of her parents' acceptance and Producer's confidence in choosing her, she gladly starts her journey as an idol. Her parents may have used Akari's newfound idol status as publicity for their apple farm, as she often brings her family's apples to the production. Having a humble disposition given to her by her parents, she doesn't think she has the skills to succeed as an idol and finds it hard to stand out. Despite this, she is a hard worker and very determined, wanting to clear all the obstacles in the way to reach her dream.
Trivia & Fan Culture
- Akari shares some similarities with Hinata Kinoshita from Million Live, including a depiction as an apple idol from a rural area and unique speech. They also both have hair shaped similarly to apples.
- In THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage, her antennae on top of her head will react to her facial expressions.