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Kotori Otonashi (音無小鳥 Otonashi Kotori) is the daughter of a former idol and office clerk from 765 Production. She first debuted as a mascot on the website for the arcade version of the game THE iDOLM@STER, and later made her official game debut in THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You!. She has made appearances in most of the 765PRO console games and THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!: Theater Days. She is voiced by Juri Takita (滝田樹里 Takita Juri).
- 1 Statistics and Biographies
- 2 Personality
- 3 Game Discography
- 4 Other Media Discography
- 5 Song Discographies
- 6 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 7 Character Gallery
- 8 Weiβ Schwarz TCG Cards
- 9 Cards
- 10 References
Statistics and Biographies
The secretary of 765 Production, Kotori is open-minded and smart, but also sometimes shy.
Due to her position in the agency, at slow hours she can often doze off or start to daydream about outrageous things; she has a fujoshi side as well, as evidenced in THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE. She also spends much of her free time during workdays browsing 2chan, and because of this she is often thought of as being a pervert.
Kotori makes most of her appearances in the dramas, and as an announcer of in-game events and real world events such as character birthdays, seasonal meetings, iM@S live events, and staff updates. Her first appearance was on THE iDOLM@STER Arcade website.
While her past has yet to be officially elaborated on, Kotori does canonically have some connection to either being a former idol herself or being closely related to a former idol. In THE iDOLM@STER anime, a bit of light is shed in Episode 21 about this matter. Junichirou, both in the anime and the games, has mentioned producing an idol in the past. While this fact was usually used in a reference to Wonder Momo, the anime takes a different route by showing the picture displayed to the right. In it, Takagi, Kuroi, and their respective reporters appear with an idol they produced together. While she does look similar to Kotori Otonashi, the mole on her face is under her eyes, not above her chin and this woman's hair is grown out. According to an interview in the March 2012 issue of Megami magazine, the woman in the picture is Kotori Otonashi's mother. Asayake wa Koganeiro: THE iDOLM@STER expands further on this backstory.
THE iDOLM@STER SP takes a different approach. During the extra scene available upon producing all nine idols, it is noted that Takagi produced an idol whose image songs were Sora and Hana. While this could mean he produced Kotori, it does not mean that Kotori is the only idol who had those image songs (as in the case of Ai and Mai Hidaka).
Kotori has brown eyes and short green hair which goes down her neck. She wears a yellow microphone headset which also doubles as a hairband. She wears a white dress-shirt and black and green vest and a large purple ribbon bowtie, a black skirt with black nylon stockings, and white high-heel shoes. The facial feature that sets her apart from the other idols in the game is the mole beauty mark on her right cheek which is often covered up by her microphone piece.
Kotori made her character debut on the arcade game's website. Originally a staff-created character, she posted information on events and DLC packs. In 2010, when the arcade game was revealed to be taken offline, a promotional event started where she and several other characters were added into the game as rival NPC's. Because she had no character model, she was represented by a unit made up of Yayoi Takatsuki, Ritsuko Akizuki and Yukiho Hagiwara.
Kotori appears in Live For You!'s Idol Drama 10 with a full 3D character model, although her animations are reused from every other idol. Buying this drama also allows the player access to her 765 Uniform as a stage costume for the idols. Before her first in-game appearance, she had been previously featured on some dramas CDs.
Kotori continues to be an office clerk at 765 Production. Kotori's mole is a DLC fashion accessory in THE iDOLM@STER 2. She also appears on the DLC pages of the official website. Kotori's outfit has also been given slight modifications, complete with a lighter green vest and a yellow bow tie.
Kotori's voice can be heard announcing during in game LIVEs.
Kotori can be seen on the tutorial dialogue boxes, with words "Kotori Notes" on the top-right corner. She is also seen in the in-game anime and a few Music Clips. However, no voice of hers can be heard in the actual games.
Kotori makes a cameo in the 765 Production office during the interval cutscenes.
Kotori serves as the guide alongside the secretary of the 765 theater Misaki Aoba.
Other Media Discography
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Despite not being an idol herself, Kotori still loves to sing.
- So far, Kotori's age and Three sizes remain unknown, though it is hinted in THE IDOLM@STER NEW STAGE 03 drama CD that she is possibly older than 20. (The sound is cut off so that one can only hear "twenty-" (にじゅうは Nijuu wa-).
- Kotori's role in the games is more of a tutorial guide than a story character.
- Kotori seems to have a close bond with 765 President Takagi.
- Kotori has a small crush on Producer, often asking him to treat her to dinner or take her for a drink.
- The habit of having delusional fantasies was added to Kotori's character because her voice actress Juri Takita has this habit.
- Kotori's weight and hobbies were first revealed in a brochure promoting THE IDOLM@STER ALL STAR LIVE 2007 concert.
- Kotori's birthdate was first seen in the booklet of THE IDOLM@STER MASTERWORK 03.
- Juri Takita once said in an interview that Kotori's character color is (ひよこ色 Hiyoko-iro), the light yellow color of chicks.
Kotori's artwork for THE iDOLM@STER (Arcade) website
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER: Live for You!
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER SP
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER 2: Colorful Days
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER 2: Nemuri Hime
Kotori in THE IDOLM@STER (Mana)
A reference of Kotori from the anime.
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars
Kotori in THE iDOLM@STER Stella Stage
Kotori in Asayake wa Koganeiro.