An Image Stat is essentially a genre or skill. Each Image Stat wavers in popularity (not so much in THE iDOLM@STER 2, however) throughout the game. These statistics are also used to categorize characters in the game THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live!, although their organization largely differs from the console games.
Visual refers to acting ability, stage presence, and the ability to portray emotion in a song or make the song "reach" the audience. It has also been described as "star quality". Idols that exceed in this area are Iori, Yukiho, Azusa, Miki, and Eri.
While not available to produce in ONE FOR ALL, rival units' information is displayed by their individual stats. From these information cards, the following idols have the following statistics:
|Location||Idol||Highest to Lowest stat|
|Idol Extreme||Leon||Visual, Dance, Vocal|
|Idol Extreme||Devil Angel||Dance, Vocal, Visual|
|S1 Rank Up Festival||MAI||Vocal, Dance, Visual|
|S2 Rank Up Festival||Jupiter||Dance, Visual, Vocal|
|S3 Rank Up Festival||Devil Angel||Dance, Vocal, Visual|
|A1 Rank Up Festival||riola||Vocal, Dance, Visual|
|A2 Rank Up Festival||Yumeko Sakurai||Visual, Dance, Vocal|
|A3 Rank Up Festival||Cineria||Visual, Vocal, Dance|
|B1 Rank Up Festival||Touma Amagase||Visual, Dance, Vocal|
|B2 Rank Up Festival||Hokuto Ijuuin||Dance, Visual, Vocal|
|B3 Rank Up Festival||Shouta Mitarai||Visual, Vocal, Dance|
|D1 Rank Up Festival||Ryo Akizuki||Dance, Visual, Vocal|
|D2 Rank Up Festival||Eri Mizutani||Visual, Vocal, Dance|
|D1 Rank Up Festival||Ai Hidaka||Vocal, Visual, Dance|
|Special||Ranko Kanzaki||Visual, Vocal, Dance|
|Special||Serika Hakozaki||Vocal, Visual, Dance|
|Special||Anzu Futaba||Visual, Vocal, Dance|
|Special||Tsubasa Ibuki||Visual, Dance, Vocal|
|Special||Uzuki Shimamura||Dance, Visual, Vocal|
|Special||Rin Shibuya||Vocal, Visual, Dance|
|Special||Mio Honda||Visual, Dance, Vocal|
Effect on Gameplay
All of these can be boosted through lessons and use of accessories and clothes. For example, an idol with low Dance could improve this through equipping Dance-boosting accessories and an outfit that boosts Dance, choosing a song like relations or Do-Dai, and taking lessons that increase the stat. The "Cute & Girly" and "Floral" costumes boost vocal stats, the "Cool & Sexy" and "Luxury" costumes boost dance stats, and the "Cosmic & Funny" and "Starry" costumes boost visual stats. The "EXTEND" category and all accessories vary depending on the costume.
Also, in units, the stats tend to even each other out, especially in the first game. Ami and Mami have low Vocals, for example, but if they were placed in a unit with Haruka, who excels in Vocal but needs work in Dance, the resulting unit would be more well-rounded.
Song Image Stats
※ Some song types have changed in certain games: