|iM@S CG Character Data|
Shin Sato (佐藤心 Sato Shin) is one of the idols available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Yumiri Hanamori (花守ゆみり Hanamori Yumiri).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Anniversary Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|3rd Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||46|
|4th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Anniversary Election||Unranked||9|
|6th Anniversary Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Anniversary Election||Unranked||22|
|8th Anniversary Election||Unranked||22|
"Hiiiii~♪ I'll make your heart feel sugar-sugar sweet☆ Sugar Heart, Shin Sato here☆! ...Ah, that's weird... I don't hear your response! One more time... I'll make your heart- Huh? 'That's enough'? Huh?"
Shin is a quirky girl with a cute personality who likes making her own idol costumes. Her surname has the same reading as "sugar" (砂糖), while her given name is written with the character for "heart", and she loves to point out her cuteness and sweetness. She also enjoys being called "Sweetie". She uses sugar and hearts as a stage gimmick and goes as far as throwing hearts at members of her audience in two of her cards. Shin is 26 years old but she claims to looks like a teenager. She attempts to explain this because she wants her cute idol outfits make her look younger. However, others will disagree with her and say she looks her own age. While her outfits are indeed cute and always are largely pink, if you look closer you can notice some details are actually held together with tape, due to financial constraints she implied herself.
All her quirky and cheery attitude was a facade she thought up herself, due to her dream to become an idol seemed lost as her age kept growing. She implied at one occasion that should she erase her "sweetie" personality, all that would be left is "bitterness", possibly referring to her real outlook on the world and her life as a whole. She was prepared to do whatever it takes, even if she had to cajole an executive within the industry with a "sweetie attack" or to live a lie if it could bring her closer to becoming an idol. Her desperation to achieve her dream made her always overdo things in her jobs, which caused her to be fired a number of times, as well as constantly asking for reassurance of her cuteness from the Producer. This established her as one of the few idols with one of the sadder backstories.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Shin is introduced by Kiyora Yanagi. She likes Kirari Moroboshi, saying that her advice makes her feel sentimental as she gets older. When she goes to an arcade with the Producer, she gets him to play a co-op mode of the game. She thinks the two of them standing together and working together to the same goal is sweet. When he leaves to take a phone call, she is forced to play the game by herself and does surprisingly well for her age.
She views fellow idol Nana Abe as her 'senpai'. It is currently unknown whether she sees Nana as a senpai in regards of living a made-up life, as an ex-underground idol, or as a literal senpai of an alma mater, the latter further incriminating Nana's credibility as an eternal 17 years old alien. It could simply mean Nana is an idol for longer than Shin, however. She also sometimes reverses the syllables of 'senpai' and calls Nana 'paisen' instead.
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|CoCo Natsu Natsu Natsu Holiday||Shin Sato Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 6thLIVE MERRY-GO-ROUNDOME!!! MASTER SEASONS SUMMER! SOLO REMIX Original CD|
|Inochi Moyashite Koiseyo Otome||Shin Sato Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS SS3A Live Sound Booth♪ Venue Original CD|
|Sugar Heart☆Revolution||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 054 Sato Shin|
|SUN♡FLOWER||Shin Sato Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS! SUN♡FLOWER|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- She is shown to enjoy drinking alcohol, especially cocktails and beer. Her favourite food is meat.
- She is frequently shown to forget that Nana is a "minor", encouraging Nana to drink alcohol and stay out late with her before being reminded by Producer of Nana's alleged minor status.
- She is close friends with Nana Abe and Miyu Mifune.
- The "sugar" part of her name could be a reference to Satomi Satō, who has been nicknamed "Sugar-chan" due to her surname (which has the same Kanji spelling as Shin's).
- Due to a rather nonsensical video that became an instant meme on nico nico douga, Shin (alongside Nana Abe) is often associated with the 1989 song "Be My Baby" by Complex.
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|[Heart to Heart] SSR||[Brilliant Heart] SSR||[Order-made Heart] SSR|