|iM@S CG Character Data|
Kaede Takagaki (高垣楓 Takagaki Kaede) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Saori Hayami (早見沙織 Hayami Saori).
- 1 Statistics
- 2 Biographies
- 3 Character Description
- 4 Game Discography
- 5 Song Discography
- 6 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 7 Character Gallery
- 8 THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Cards
- 9 THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage Cards
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||8||11|
|2nd Anniversary Election||2||3|
|3rd Anniversary Election||6||7|
|Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Election||4||3|
|5th Anniversary Election||2||2|
|6th Anniversary Election||1||1|
|7th Anniversary Election||7||8|
|8th Anniversary Election||Unranked||11|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
I'm Kaede Takagaki... Self-introductions aren't my strong point... At times like this, I'm not sure what to say... Well, work hard and take care of me, Producer.
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
I won't lose.
Kaede is a mature and mysterious idol belonging in the Cool category. She is very quiet, never saying more than necessary. Her hobbies are visiting and relaxing in onsen. She's also a huge fan of puns, crafting witty wordplay as the opportunity allows. She can instantly smell the difference between body wash and shampoo products, has heterochromia, and has a beauty mark under her left eye.
Once Kaede has had a few drinks, all of her common sense goes out the window. She gains a devious and manipulative persona when intoxicated. She will push aside any notion to quit drinking and is not above encouraging the teenage idols to drink with her. She loves to enjoy expensive or really tasty drinks, particularly wines.
While her everyday speaking voice is soft and quiet, her singing voice is powerful and resonant.
10/19/2015 - 10/27/2015
12/31/2016 - 1/9/2017
9/19/2018 - 9/27/2018
Kaede Takagaki appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a S rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the HARD or EXPERT difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 60 points to the player's score after their performance.
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Inochi Moyashite Koiseyo Otome||Kaede Takagaki Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS SS3A Live Sound Booth♪ Venue Original CD|
|Koi Kaze||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 004 Takagaki Kaede|
|Hanaba||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Koi Kaze -Sai-|
|Azure||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Koi Kaze -Sai-|
|Max Beat||Kaede Takagaki Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS! Max Beat|
|Nation Blue||Kaede Takagaki Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER M@STERS OF IDOL WORLD!!2015 Nation Sapphire Android|
|Susume☆Otome ～jewel parade～||Kaede Takagaki Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 2ndLIVE PARTY M@GIC!! Susume☆Otome ～jewel parade～|
|We're the friends!||Kaede Takagaki Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Theater Spring Festival 2018 Venue Original CD|
|Yuki no Hana||Cover Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Cool jewelries! 001|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is either Vocal or Visual, depending on the card.
- Kaede enjoys homophones. She thinks they are the "perfect pun material".
- Kaede consistently ranks high in the annual Cinderella girls election and has been included in every album that was based on the results of the election. She is the only idol to hold this distinction; Rin Shibuya and Uzuki Shimamura trails her by being featured on 3 out of 4 albums.
- So far, Takagaki Kaede is the only idol in Cinderella Girls that has ever canonically been referred to as Top Idol (the common goal of all idols in the game) by another character or as her legit title, both in the anime and in the Starlight Stage game.
- Despite being among the older idols in the series, many fans initially thought that she was young, so much that some compared her age with Anzu Futaba's.
- Due to her talent, popularity, and orchestral song, Kaede is often considered by fans to be the "last boss" of Cinderella Girls, much like Matsuri Tokugawa in her respective game.
- This status of hers has elevated to new heights after her sheer dominance in all elections that was held in 2017 (General Election, Solo Song Election, and the Anniversary Election where she generally ranked in the top 10 for almost all categories and ranked 1st in a few).
- Kaede was voted the most popular Cinderella Girls character in the 6th Cinderella Girls Election and received the Cinderella Girl title .
- A running joke known as "#koikazenever" was born because her image song, Koi Kaze, had never been added to Starlight Stage. As of September 2017, however, the joke is dead as the song has been finally added to the game.
- Ironically after she wins the 6th general election, both Koi Kaze and a remix version of the song: Koi Kaze ~Hanaba~ have been added to the game. It is also the first song with a solo member MV.
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|Shingeki no Bahamut Event Cards|
Kaede in THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL