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Iori Minase (水瀬伊織 Minase Iori) is one of the original idols from 765 Production, initially appearing in the arcade version of the game THE iDOLM@STER. She is available in all the 765PRO console games, and THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!: Theater Days. She is voiced by Rie Kugimiya (釘宮理恵 Kugimiya Rie).
- 1 Statistics and Biographies
- 2 Character Description
- 3 Game Discography
- 4 Other Media Discography
- 4.1 THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You! (OVA)
- 4.2 THE iDOLM@STER (anime)
- 4.3 Puchimasu!
- 4.4 THE iDOLM@STER -Your Mess@ge-
- 4.5 THE iDOLM@STER relations
- 4.6 THE iDOLM@STER Break!
- 4.7 THE iDOLM@STER Innocent Blue for Dearly Stars
- 4.8 THE iDOLM@STER 2: The world is all one!!
- 4.9 THE iDOLM@STER 2: Nemuri Hime
- 4.10 THE iDOLM@STER 2: Colorful Days
- 4.11 Song Discography
- 5 CD Discographies
- 6 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 7 Weiβ Schwarz TCG Cards
- 8 iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Cards
- 9 References
Statistics and Biographies
THE iDOLM@STER (Arcade)
THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360)
THE iDOLM@STER SP
THE iDOLM@STER Character resumé
Treat Iori as cute and 'Princess-like' and you wont have any problems with me. This is a once in a lifetime chance to produce such a cute idol as me, don't let it slip away!
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Idol Profile
Wealth, charm... she's got it all!
"Nihihi! A show at a luxury resort - the perfect setting for me! Work hard, and make sure you don't mess up and embarrass me, alright!?"
Iori Minase comes from a rich family and is the daughter of a corporate CEO who is also acquainted with 765 Production President, Junichirou Takagi. Iori is very polite and sweet towards people she doesn't know or doesn't really care about, especially towards her fans, but to other idols and especially towards the Producer, quick to judge people, and she has a very sharp tongue and a short temper. Because of this, Iori is known as "The little-devil idol". Despite this, Iori has a very soft side of her which she does not like to show because of embarrassment, though in some cases she will break down and act obedient, which makes her a tsundere type character.
Iori's family consists of both her parents and two older brothers, no information about her mother is ever mentioned anywhere in the game except for the fact that she has one. Though Producer never met Iori's father, she says that her father is a very scary person, even calling him a demon sometimes. Both of Iori's brothers are overseas, her second youngest brother in America as an exchange student, and her older brother is somewhere in Europe doing business.
Iori has long brown hair that extends past her shoulders all the down her back, and is kept off of her forehead by a pink headband bundled with a bow. She rarely lets her bangs down and chooses to expose her forehead, except on special occasions. She wears is a pink sleeveless shirt with ribbons tied to it on both sides. Iori also wears a white skirt with pink vertical lines that each have strawberries with a white fluffy decor on the bottom of her skirt and brown cowgirl-like shoes. She almost always has her stuffed bunny toy, affectionately named Usa-chan on her arm.
In THE iDOLM@STER 2, she is produced by Ritsuko Akizuki as part of Ryuuguu Komachi and is unplayable for the Producer's idol trio. Iori treats the new 765 Producer rather rudely, considering him only a low level employee, and forces him to do menial chores such as fetching drinks for her. She is extremely confident and competitive towards the Producer's unit, but still remains somewhat friendly to the other 765 Production idols (particularly Yayoi). However, when her unit loses to 961 Production's Jupiter, her competitiveness rises and she begins to grow annoyed with the members of that unit, especially Shouta Mitarai.
However, she does have a route in the PS3 release of the game where she can be "co-produced" with Ritsuko in the unit Ryuuguu Komachi. Within this "Extra Episode", Iori struggles with her abilities as the "leader" of her unit as Ryuuguu Komachi takes part in THE IDOL ULTIMATE competition in addition to THE IDOL ACADEMY AWARDS. She believes she shouldn't have to rely on the Producer and quickly becomes frustrated that his techniques and strategies have shown better results than her suggestions. To make matters worse, Touma Amagase of Jupiter constantly taunts her and refuses to remember her name, despite being a major rival.
In the end, Iori manages to show off her appeal by trusting in the Producer and overpower Jupiter by winning THE IDOL ULTIMATE. She actually managed to strike fear in Touma Amagase, who finally remembers her name after she forced him to write it down several hundreds of times.
Iori has been given an update in her hairstyle, which now includes a single bang that curls around the side of her face and is now layered down her back. She also exchanged her pink headband with a black one much like it. Besides the new hairstyle, she wears a pink dress with a black petticoat with roses, pink and light pink horizontal lines. On the middle of her dress, there is a black line with vines.
Other Media Discography
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
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Trivia and Fan Culture
- Iori and Miki Hoshii originally did not get along. Miki called Iori でこちゃん ("Deko-chan", "odeko" being Japanese for "forehead") due to her prominent forehead, and Iori called Miki アンタ ("anta", a very rude way of addressing someone).
- Iori is multilingual, speaking Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and fluent English in addition to Japanese.
- Iori's bunny doll that she carries with her all the time is affectionately named "Usa-chan," who Iori named while she was a child, though at one point she tries to trick the Producer into thinking its name is actually Sebastian. In THE iDOLM@STER (anime), she states her bunny is named "Charles Donatello the 18th," however most consider Usa-chan the real name. As of THE iDOLM@STER 2, appearances of Usa-chan seem to have been significantly reduced.
- When casual clothes are chosen as Iori's stage clothes, Usa-chan will be stuck to Iori's arm as though it were part of the costume.
- Iori is handy with a couple of firearms. (Noted only in iDOLM@STER Drama CD series Stage 05.)
- Always exposing her forehead, Iori never let her bangs down until the release of THE iDOLM@STER SP DLC Catalog 8 idol-drama, where she removes her ribbon in order to avoid being recognized by President Kuroi.
- Iori is known to be terrible when it comes to cooking, but she somehow managed to make a delicious French meal for Producer.
- Iori will almost listen to anything Ritsuko Akizuki says because of a memory when they first met in the productions of Ritsuko scolding, yelling, and punishing Iori to the point of her crying.
- Iori and Yayoi are actually best friends, although it isn't explained how they became friends, or how they first met.
- Iori's favorite beverage is 100% pure orange juice. In fact, her very first appearance in THE iDOLM@STER 2 has her ordering the Producer to fetch her some from a vending machine.
- Iori is the favorite idol of Tekken series director HaradaP. This was acknowledged in a Million Live! card where she is dressed as Lili from the same series, with HaradaP cheering in the background.
- According to one of her lines in Million Live!, Iori owns a dog named Jean Valjean.
Iori's official arcade profile.
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER (Xbox 360).
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER SP
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER 2
Iori on stage in THE iDOLM@STER 2
Iori's profile for the release of THE iDOLM@STER 2
Iori's profile for THE iDOLM@STER 2's website
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA
Iori's casual clothing in THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL
Iori's stage costume in THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL
Iori's profile for THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars's website
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER 2: Colorful Days
Iori in THE iDOLM@STER 2: Nemuri Hime
Iori in THE IDOLM@STER (Mana)