|iM@S CG character data|
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|2nd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Anniversary Election||?||Unranked|
|6th Anniversary Election||?||?|
|7th Anniversary Election||?||?|
"I don't think I understand an idol's job very well, but, I'd be able to go to many different places if I became one, right? I really like traveling and stuff. Be sure to take me to lots of interesting places, alright, producer?"
Misato is an easy-going young woman who wants to travel by becoming an idol. Sporting pouty lips, she is considered to be a parody of Eriko Nakamura, Haruka Amami's VA, as both have short hair and sail from Kamakura. She is a close friend of Chiaki Kurokawa, an until-then very aloof idol, who claimed Misato's cheerfulness managed to move her during the Pajama Party event. Her love for traveling is what drove her to become an idol in the first place, thinking that she would be able to visit many interesting places if she were to become one. She first sees the Producer as a work colleague, but eventually warms up to him and seems to develop romantic feelings for him, asking if he'd like to go with her on an onsen vacation. She also likes cellphones straps.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Misato appears at the Pajama Party event with Chiaki Kurokawa. She admits that she pays more attention to her skin than she did in her teens. She is depicted as being rather nice, as she places a banner as a blanket on a sleeping Minami Nitta. She likes the school uniform she wears for her photo shoot better than her previous actual one. Her love of travel takes to many various places, and she loves hearing the cracking of ice.
Misato is an idol in the Cute category. She is one of the Normal idols you can get either through regular auditions or through work. Eventually, she got three Rare card sets and two S Rare card sets with the titles "Primavera Viaggio" and "White Pixie".
Misato Manaka appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a C rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the STANDARD difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 10 points to the player's score after their performance.