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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 and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. 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.
- 1 Statistics
- 2 Biographies
- 3 Character Description
- 4 Game Discography
- 5 Trivia and Fan Culture
- 6 Character Gallery
- 7 Cards
|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|
|8th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Anniversary Election||Not applicable||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 Touhoku dialect, most notably using "wadasu" (わだす), which basically means "I", to refer to herself. In her First Commu, it was shown that Saori's dialect completely comes out if she's feeling nervous.
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 awakened cards. She also normally wears a pink bear hairclip, which can also change expressions according to her moods.
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 good friends with Fuka Asano, as both find it difficult to gain courage from new hairstyles or outfits and therefore understand and relate to each other perfectly. 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, despite admitting she used to be mocked by the people from her hometown because of her dream of becoming an idol. 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, whom she has to teach on how to put on a convincing zombie performance), 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:
03/11/19 - 03/17/19
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Saori is rather choosy when it comes to rice, since she comes from an agricultural area.
- She has been collecting bear goods since childhood, and she says her collection has grown rapidly since she came to the city, according to one of her puchi TOP Lv21~30 quotes.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Vocal.
- Her design is based on Ritsuko Akizuki, with their fixation on glasses and similar age of 19. Their birthdays are also only 11 days apart (Ritsuko's being June 23rd).
- Kanade's voice actress is a producer of Saori.
- Airi Totoki calls her Saori-chan in a Cinderella Girls Theater strip, despite being a year younger than Saori, suggesting a close relationship between both.
- Saori was the second-to-last Cute unvoiced idol to receive an SS Rare card set. She was also the last idol initially implemented in Starlight Stage to receive her first SS Rare card set.
- Some of her fanart depicts in her initial appearance (with thick eyebrows), as some fans consider that a notable charm other than her eyeglass and bear accesories.
- Saori 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.
- Outside of her Etoile Revue (also known as Memorial Coral) and Purely Twin units, fans sometimes group Saori with Setsuna Imura and Yukino Aihara (and to some extent Hinako Kita and Airi), 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.
- Because of her rural background, fans also group Saori with Shinobu Kudo and Akari Tsujino.
- She is also compared to many other characters from outside of the series with similar designs, including but not limited to;
- On Twitter, her appreciation day is celebrated every 9th day of each month. This is a pun on her Ogu nickname ("o" representing 0 and "ku"/"gu" representing 9).
- This is spun off into another celebration day on November 9th, dubbed Good Ogu Day or Ii Ogu no Hi (#いいおぐの日), itself also a pun of the month (with each "i" representing 1 and November being the 11th month, hence "ii").
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|June 2015 Talk Battle Show Sprites|
|Starlight Stage Models|
[Rustic Greenery] SSR
|Translated Cinderella Girls Theater Skits|
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown art.