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Hotaru Shiragiku (白菊ほたる Shiragiku Hotaru) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Satomi Amano (天野聡美 Amano Satomi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||50|
|4th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|6th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Anniversary Election||Unranked||12|
|8th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
"N-Nice to meet you... I'm Hotaru Shiragiku. I apologize for saying something so dark, but the production I was signed to before went bankrupt... I'm sorry... And the one before that... And the one before that too... Ah, but... I'll work hard!!"
Born under an unlucky star, Hotaru is a girl who suffers from endless bad luck and misfortune. She is quite aware of her negative karma, and worries she's responsible for all the bad things that happen around her. Because she thinks her bad luck can impact nearby people, she apologizes for the misfortune others have in her presence. Everything in life seems to be rigged against her, except being an idol. No matter how bad things become, she always hopes it will get better. She firmly believes that a lot of work and dedication will allow her to work herself into a good place. Hotaru buys several good luck charms and considers the Producer to be this for her as well.
Interestingly, Hotaru was cast as a crazy, killer dragon along with Natalia in a Sword-And-Sorcery themed fantasy movie. She appeared to revel in the role.
In Starlight Stage, it was revealed that Hotaru used to work for another agency. She met the Producer during the shooting of a TV show, but after the show, she ended up being fired when her agency became bankrupt. When the Producer talked to her, she revealed that every agency she had worked for ended in bankrupt. She considered herself responsible because of her bad luck, and she is about to give up on her dream of becoming an idol. The Producer scouted her and told her that she can still find happiness as an idol. With tears in her eyes, Hotaru accepted the offer.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Hotaru is as unlucky as ever. She is introduced as being a groping victim of Atsumi Munakata and drops a flower pot on Yoko Saito. She finds dark villains as an easier role to play than heroes. Hotaru buys lots of good luck charms and appears to be superstitious, believing that it is bad luck to cross the path of black cats. She constantly apologizes for the misfortune of others around her, and will sometimes burst into tears because of it.
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Tani no Soko de Saku Hana wa||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 052 Shiragiku Hotaru|
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- In Starlight Stage, her image stats are balanced with a small lead in Vocal.
- Hotaru's "Unrefined Flower" SSR prominently features two different flowers. The flowers surrounding Hotaru are Red Spider Lillies (Higanbana | 彼岸花) which are associated with death and symbolize loss, longing, abandonment, and lost memories. The flower seen in detail on her SSR itself is the Bellflower (Kikyo | 桔梗) which has a meaning of Endless Love.
- Hotaru finished 12th in the 7th Cinderella Girl General Election, but unusually, she did not place high enough for a voice. Still, she received a seiyuu for THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 052 Shiragiku Hotaru.
- Hotaru's voice was revealed at the end of the 2018 All-Star Countdown Live event in Starlight Stage. She appeared in the final commu alongside Hikaru Nanjo, Hinako Kita, and Kako Takafuji, the latter of whom is featured in the Miss Fortune unit along with Hotaru.
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