Mayu Sakuma (佐久間まゆ Sakuma Mayu?) is one of the idols available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. She is voiced by Yui Makino (牧野由依 Makino Yui?). While she is currently working at an unnamed talent agency in Cinderella Girls and SHINY FESTA, she is affiliated with 346 Production in the anime.
- 1 Statistics and Biographies
- 2 Character Description and Personality
- 3 Game Discography
- 4 Song Discography
- 5 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 6 THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Cards
- 7 THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage Cards
- 8 References
Statistics and Biographies
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|2nd Anniversary Election||5||6|
|3rd Anniversary Election||17||18|
|Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Election||?||29|
|5th Anniversary Election||?||27|
|6th Anniversary Election||6||6|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Mayu came here, just to have oo–san produce her. Ufu… it’s great isn’t it… could this be fate? Hey, you can also feel fate, can’t you? Right? Ufu… you will give Mayu your love, won’t you?
Character Description and Personality
Mayu is a former photography model who quit her career upon seeing the Producer at first sight. She strives to become his finest idol, so they can always be together forever. Mayu believes that the red string that ties her and the Producer together. Others have noted that she's incredibly friendly and helpful whenever the Producer is not around. But as soon as he enters the room, she becomes an entire different person. It's implied she was an ordinary girl until she first met the Producer.
Her S Rare card illustration shows that she broke into the Producer's car and hid in the backseat. She keeps track of the Producer using GPS and secretly takes daily photos of him. Her S Rare+ card illustration shows her surrounded by photos of the Producer, bottles of hospital medication, heart-shaped pillows, a pair of scissors thrust into one pillow, and the telltale expression of obsession. Her favorite possessions are photos of her and the Producer doing things together. She regularly breaks into the Producer's home in the middle of the night to watch him sleep. The majority of idols write off Mayu's personality as weird behavior, but the more savvy characters, such as Sae Kobayakawa, are aware she's slipped into dangerous territory. The drama CD presents the Producer as entirely aware Mayu is yandere, and quietly taken upon himself to correct her behavior.
Trying to make Mayu not talk about the Producer makes her extremely angry, which causes her to question why the Producer isn't reciprocating her feelings, triggering a dark chanting that the Producer needs to reciprocate her feelings. She doesn't like how the Producer is popular with the other idols, constantly questioning if producing them is more fun. In fact, she even got upset when Rika Jougasaki joked in a childlike way that she was going on a date with the Producer. She likes the Producer to know she's always watching. Mayu begins slipping into her yandere mode whenever the Producer hesitates to respond that he romantically loves her. He usually responds by praising a particular aspect of her personality or positive trait she has, but has avoided from actually saying, "I love you."
When it comes to the Producer, she tends to give him no personal space and doesn't mind letting him see her in nothing but a bath towel. All she ever talks about on her Drama CD are the reasons why she loves him. One of Mayu's in-game comments has her noticing the Producer with a new necktie, suddenly volunteering to fix it, and then questioning if it was a gift from another woman. The implication is she could easily strangle him if that's the case.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Mayu is an idol in the Cute category. Her card availability is Rare, and her card stats were focused on defense. She also got three sets of Rare cards and six sets of S Rare cards with the titles "Love Syndrome", "Deep Red Bonds", "CD Debut", "Eternal Bond", "Night Side", and "Summer Secrets". She has two SSRs exclusive to Starlight Stage, titled "Feel My Heart" and "Treat or Treat".
Recorded Solo Songs
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Dare Yori Suki Nano ni||Cover Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Cute jewelries! 002|
|Everyday Dream||Solo Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 021 Sakuma Mayu|
|Kiraa! Mankai Smile||Sakuma Mayu Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS! Kiraa! Mankai Smile|
|Love∞Destiny||Sakuma Mayu Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 5thLIVE TOUR Serendipity Parade!!! -Miyagi/Ishikawa/Osaka Venue Original CD-|
|My Sweet Honeymoon||Solo Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 12 Inochi Moyashite Koiseyo Otome|
|Pastel Pink na Koi||Sakuma Mayu Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 4thLIVE TriCastle Story -Brand new Castle- Original CD Zettai Pink na Kobako|
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Mayu is an only child.
- She's acquaintances with Mika Jougasaki. Mayu started as a reader model for a lolita magazine, and Mika started her career as a reader model for a Gyaru magazine, so the two of them knew each other before becoming idols.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Vocal.
- The long red ribbon she wears and carries everywhere is thought to be a weapon by many fans. Fanart often depicts her as murdering her romantic rivals, and show the ribbon having been used for strangulation or having the Producer bound and gagged.