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Saori Okuyama (奥山沙織 Okuyama Saori) is one of the available idols to be produced in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. Her basic card is Normal. She first appeared on November 28, 2011 as one of the initial Normal idols from Work. She is currently unvoiced.
|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||Unranked|
|6th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
"Ni... Ni-nice... Nice to meet you...! I am... I am Saori Okuyama, 19 years old. I... I think that I might make a fool of myself and mess up or something... But, I'll work hard so produce me!!!"
Saori is a girl from Akita who becomes an idol looking to change her geeky image. She introduces herself to the Producer by saying she'll probably screw up and cause trouble for him. She also has a unique dialect, most notably using "wadasu" (わだす), a Touhoku dialect which basically means "I", to refer to herself.
Initially sporting a braid, huge light brown glasses, unkempt eyebrows, and freckled face, she was also the first girl in the Cute category to wear glasses. However once she trains as an idol, she sports a huge change. Saori has her eyebrows refined and her hair taken down. She also removes her glasses, making her almost entirely a different person than before. Her glasses in her idol form are used as a necklace accessory, as can be seen in some of her idolized cards. She also normally wears a pink bear hairclip.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Saori has a reserved manner but is trying to be a more outgoing idol. Well known for her acting skills, she seems to have gained much of her experience from performing in her hometown. She is friends with Fuka Asano, as both find it difficult to gain courage from new hairstyles or outfits. As a unit, they are known as Purely Twin. When she returns to visit her hometown from work, she is astounded to find that the entire community supports her as an idol and that her face is plastered all over town as a local celebrity. Saori is thoroughly embarrassed when Ayuna Hamakawa makes very physical advances to the Producer, although she didn’t know Ayuna was practicing for an upcoming role. Her imitation of an angry grandpa when she was a kid helped her land a role in a horror movie starring Koume Shirasaka, where Saori played the role of a zombie girl (along with Makino Yagami), which Mary Cochran and Kyoko Igarashi praised her for her convincing performance. Saori, along with Ayuna, Hasumi Nagatomi, and Shiori Sena, was impressed by Kurumi Ohnuma’s "ability" to accidentally get wrapped by a jump rope.
Saori currently has 15 pairs of cards in the game: a Normal card set, 10 Rare card sets, and 4 S Rare card sets.
She appears in the Events listed below:
Trivia & Fan Culture
- A loading screen in Starlight Stage rumors that Saori is picky and fastidious when it comes to rice. This may be due to her coming from a rural farming area.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Vocal.
- A point of contention among some of her fans believe she cleans up too much and loses some of her charm. Most fanart of Saori tends to depict her as her "frumpier" self.
- She is often nicknamed "Oguyama-san" or "Ogu" by fans alike, due to her accent. Fans have also come up with other puns involving her full name.
- Fans sometimes group her with Setsuna Imura and Yukino Aihara (and to some extent Hinako Kita and Airi Totoki), as they all hail from Akita. This group is called Cinderella Girls Akita Group, or Deremasu Akitagumi (デレマス秋田組 ) in Japanese.
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|Starlight Stage Models|
|Starry Sky Bright||Across The Stars||Party Time Gold|
|Showtime Illusion||Deep Sky Blaze||Next Frontier|
|Translated Cinderella Girls Theater Skits|
|Cinderella Post Images|