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Arisa Mochida (持田亜里沙 Mochida Arisa?) is an idol available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. Her basic card is Normal and it can be obtained via the initial work cards. She later received three Rare card sets and four S Rare card sets with the titles "Halloween Queen", "Singing Big Sis", "The Great Rabbit-Tiger", and "Cheering with Usako-chan".
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|2nd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Anniversary Election||?||Unranked|
|6th Anniversary Election||?||?|
|7th Anniversary Election||?||?|
"Alright, Producer-san, sing along with Arisa-sensei and Usako-chan...♪ ...T-That's no good? How strange, that seems to work very well with the children..."
With her rabbit puppet, Usako-chan, Arisa is a nursery worker who has a sweet disposition and a love of children. Her friendly, teacher-like attitude carries over to how she treats her Producer. This demeanor tends to take over even when with other younger idols, as she doesn't like to destroy the illusion of Usako-chan being alive. While Arisa's earlier appearances almost never showed her without her puppet, she has since begun to appear on some cards without her. She has a verbal tic “Usa”, which is the shortened form of the Japanese word for bunny, usagi. Arisa uses her ventriloquism to make it seem like her bunny puppet is saying the verbal tic, as if it's emphasizing what she's talking about.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Arisa is shown as a friendly young woman who works often with children while using a hand puppet named Usako. She gives lessons to the younger idols, and will often try reach beyond their expectations. She takes care of the older idols when they go on a drinking spree, although she requires the help of Sarina Matsumoto when she becomes soused. When with other adult idols, Arisa is noted to have the mental and physical capabilities of both a child and adult by Reiko Takahashi. The oldest idol (talking with Usako) states that Arisa’s state of being is too vast to comprehend.
Affection Up Comment: "I think I can have fun singing with oo-san!"
Affection Max Out Comment: "oo-san, you're the one cheering Arisa-sensei on the most! I want to have fun singing with you from now on!"
Leader Comment: "Let's sing with Usako-chan!"
Greeting: "Everyone~ Good morning~!"
Greeting: "oo-kun, Arisa-sensei will do her best!"
Greeting: "oo-san, you're just like a kid; how cute~!"
Work Complete: "Alright! Time to sing!"
Work Complete: "Let's work hard~"
Work Complete: "I'll sing!"
Work Complete: "oo-san, how was that?"
Work Complete: "oo-san, Arisa-sensei worked hard!"
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Arisa is called "God" by fans. "Sensei" is corrupted into "Tentei", which means "God of Heaven" or "Highest Deity" in Japanese. Her Halloween SR+ is often paired with this nickname because of the menacing and regal expression she has in that card. Arisa-Tentei is often portrayed as a last boss type character.
- Additionally, due to the fact that Arisa was not shown without Usako until 2014, fans developed many in-jokes about it. A semi-joke theory is that Arisa is actually the puppet and Usako is the real body. Another theory states that since Arisa's strongest SRs are without Usako, the bunny is some sort of power limiter.