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Suzaku Akai (紅井朱雀 Akai Suzaku) is one of the available idols in the mobile game THE iDOLM@STER: SideM. He is part of the unit Shinsoku Ikkon along with Genbu Kurono. He is voiced by Takeaki Masuyama (益山武明 Masuyama Takeaki).
"Be a man among men!"
Suzaku is a burning passionate delinquent! He aims to be a man among men and a hero who can defeat bad guys not just on TV; "a man speaks silently with his heart" is his family's motto. Suzaku has a vigilant spirit and fights evil on the street by chasing and stopping criminals and fights with Genbu. He’s never seen without his cat Nyako, who accompanies Suzaku even in lives.
He is extremely hardworking and diligent when it comes to training himself. Each morning, he does 100 push-ups and sit-ups before breakfast, and drinks protein drinks. Suzaku highly admires strength and manliness. He’s competitive, especially with Genbu, and never backs down from a challenge. Suzaku is somewhat dimwitted and bad at studying. Because of this, he puts his full effort into everything else instead.
Suzaku puts feelings before thought, and is often yelling with his pure emotions. He’s also prone to crying emotionally, such as after a live performance, when receiving congratulations on his birthday, and when watching kids anime (though he passes off his tears as sweat). He is easily nervous around girls and has trouble talking to them without Nyako’s assistance.
Though he dislikes the bothersome delinquents who disrupt the public, Suzaku takes great pride in being a yankee and adores bankara-esque clothing and themes, even hanging up a jacket embroidered ‘the Demon God of Ibaraki’ in his room. He loves eating food, in particular, sweets, even inviting Genbu to pancake cafes after school. He also likes kids comics and anime, which are part of his inspirations for being a hero.
He’s best friends with Genbu despite the two being near polar opposites. They refer to each other as their aibou (bro/partner). Suzaku prides himself of their combined teamwork. Although they argue and banter sometimes, they are supportive soulmates. Even though Suzaku's parents want him to become a pro wrestler like them, he refuses to and would rather continue being with Genbu and Shinsoku Ikkon.
Suzaku’s hometown is Hokkaido. His parents are both professional wrestlers; because of this, he grew up with a love of wrestling. Suzaku never went to preschool but was always surrounded by adults, so he was never scared of strangers as a child. When he was young, he had a fight with his parents resulting him running away. It was cold and he couldn't get back, when suddenly, a motorbike appeared before him. The person riding the motorbike gave Suzaku the long delinquent coat that he wore, and left with a smile. Suzaku found embroidery of the 'Demon God of Ibaraki’ stitched into the jacket, and from then on, was inspired by the kindness and manliness of the encounter.
Suzaku met Genbu in middle school, when the latter was being attacked for supposedly ‘looking down’ at a group of yankee, though he was simply squinting due to not having his glasses. Suzaku was quick to step in to help, and though the duo lost, they became good buddies and later best friends. They later attended Ouken High together, with Suzaku being a year below Genbu.
Suzaku and Genbu were scouted on the streets by Producer for their appearance and spirit. Suzaku quickly accepted the job, excited over being able to become a hero who could stop bad guys through performing on TV. Genbu followed along and the duo became Shinsoku Ikkon of 315 Productions.
Recorded Solo Songs
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Otoko Ikkan Rock 'n' Roll||Solo song||THE IDOLM@STER SideM ORIGIN@L PIECES 06|
|RIGHT WAY, SOUL MATE||Suzaku Akai Solo Remix||THE IDOLM@STER SideM 3rd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION 03|
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Like Genbu, he is named after one of the four symbols of Chinese mythology. Suzaku is named after the Vermillion Bird of the East. As well, Nyako is named after the White Tiger of the West (Byakko in Japanese).