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Characters: The Idolmaster-Pro
Characters originating from the foundation and 2nd Vision titles. This includes, but not limited to: THE iDOLM@STER, THE iDOLM@STER 2, THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars, and anime/Drama CD/manga based directly off these properties. They are collectively considered the core cast of iM@S.

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Main Idols (765 Production)

The focus of much of the story of both the games and the anime adaptation.
  • Berserk Button: In no particular order: insulting 765 Production, the idols' bonds of friendship, their passion for music, or their Producer. Even laidback Azusa and cowardly Yukiho will become righteous if you cross that line.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each idol has her theme color as highlighted on their images.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number
  • Gratuitous English: Nearly every song produced for the series contains at least one English word in the lyrics. If it doesn't contain an English word, it probably uses French or Italian instead.
  • Idol Singer
  • Power Trio: Project Fairy and Ryugu Komachi. One of the manga adaptions has SprouT.note  The player may create his own in the games.
  • Music for Courage
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: How the group initially begins. They have the talent and will, but lack the training and stage experience. It's not the world at stake, but it certainly is 765 Production's future on the line.
  • This Is Your Song: Yakusoku ("Promise"), which was written by the idols for Chihaya in the anime after she'd gone into an isolated depression when a tabloid revealed a dark secret.
  • True Companions: Especially in the anime adaptation.

Everything between parentheses on the profiles means that they changed and/or were added by "THE iDOLM@STER 2".

Haruka Amami

Voiced by: Eriko Nakamura (Main), Yuka Iguchi (Xenoglossia)
Age: 16 (17)
Height: 158cm
Weight: 45kg (46kg)
Birthday: April 3rd
Blood type: O
Three sizes: 83-56-80 (83-56-82)
Hobbies: Telling jokes, karaoke, (talking on the phone)
Image color: Red

Haruka is the main character; a cheerful, hard-working 16-year-old. A simple love of music and entertaining together with others drove her to become an idol. Her special talents are that she has none.
  • Actor Allusion: In the anime, when she smacked herself in the face with a box lid on national TV. Her seiyuu had done the exact same thing on a television show several years ago.
  • Big Bad: Okay, not really, but in the in-universe Mujin Gattai Kisaragi movie she is cast as this. She seems to have enjoyed it.
  • Clark Kenting: In the anime's second half.
  • Cover Version: Has covered "Moonlight Densetsu" from Sailor Moon, "Sore ga, Ai deshou?" from Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, and "Tips Tap Tip" from Eureka Seven.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Unless she's focusing really hard on her movements, such as when dancing, she will fall over her own feet. She considers not tripping once in a day an accomplishment.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Haruka gives a heartbreaking performance in a musical audition, and manages to land the lead role. Unbeknownst to anyone, she was still traumatized from the Producer's terrible accident that she blamed herself for.
  • Hair Decorations: Her ribbons. She always wears them. Always.
  • Genki Girl: More subtle than Yayoi at least.
  • Idiot Hero
  • Image Song: "Taiyou no Jealousy", "I Want", "Otome yo, Taishi wo Idake", "START!!", and "Sayonara wo Arigatou".
  • Lethal Chef: See One-Note Cook below.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: While not used in-universe, the real world advertisements often have her said "Producer-san, it's [thing]! [thing]!!"
  • Nice Girl: Probably her most immediately noticeable trait.
  • One-Note Cook: Can't cook anything edible other than sweets. Averted in the anime where she not only teaches Chihaya (who had been living on convenience store lunches) how to cook, but also manages to fix a dish on a competition cooking show after Chihaya gives her the wrong sauce.
  • Plucky Girl: Her defining trait. Her optimism is the glue that holds the group up.
  • Red Is Heroic
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Even the President thinks she is. What sets her apart is her infectious optimism. However, in iM@S 2 her vocal stat is shown to be above average (though it isn't as high as Chihaya, who has the highest vocal stat out of all the idols).
  • Standardized Leader
  • Thinking Tic: When in thought she tends to look up and to the right or left. A part of the fandom ran away with it and created "Nonowa." It became an Ascended Meme when it appeared in Episode 7 of the anime, while Hibiki was tending to Yayoi's younger siblings.
  • Yandere: Some fans' interpretation of Black Haruka.

Chihaya Kisaragi

Voiced by: Asami Imai (Main), Kaori Shimizu (Xenoglossia)
Age: 15 (16)
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 41 kg
Birthday: February 25th
Blood type: A
Three sizes: 72-55-78
Hobbies: Listening to music, (Training)
Image color: Blue

A talented and serious 15-year-old who became an idol in order to improve her singing. She isn't really thrilled by the flashier aspects of her career, and is rather fond of classical music.
  • A-Cup Angst: Flanderized amongst fanworks. It doesn't help that come iM@S2 she's the only idol whose bustline hasn't grown an inch. The anime even lampshades on this comes the Beach Episode.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Chihaya's hair started off black with a slight blue tinge. It graduated to full on blue from the Xbox 360 port and onward.
  • Adorkable: The Puchim@s version where she wants to name all the Puchis Gonzales. It's weird, but she looks so enthusiastic about, it makes her look cute.
  • Brown Eyes
  • The Comically Serious
  • Cover Version: Has covered "rise" from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (which doubles as Gratuitious Foreign Language, in this case Russian), "Shangri-La" from Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor, "Chiisana Mono" from Pokemon Jirachi Wish Maker, and Romeo's Blue Skies' "Sora e...".
  • Cry Cute: The end of Episode 20, after finishing her song at the end of 765's autumn concert, even as she sees a younger specter of herself and Yuu apparently watching her sing.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents started fighting all the time ever since her little brother Yuu died when he got run over in a parking lot.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Chihaya's character is built around symbols of the bluebird of happiness (two of her image songs, Aoi Tori and Nemuri Hime, contain direct references), which ties into her desire to handle her life herself and find meaning her own way. The anime mentions this but does not develop it.
  • Famed in Story: By the time of the 2nd Vision games.
  • First Name Basis: In the games, upon the first meeting, she demands Producer to call her "Chihaya." In fact, she doesn't like being called by her family name.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Tsubaki Yayoi, now with smaller chest.
  • Hopeless With Tech: Which is kind of weird since she's the one assigned to do the Audio Tech's job during their first stage performance in episode 3 of the anime.
  • Ill Girl: In iM@S2, she has a fever twice throughout the story. It is a sign of her chronic throat inflammation.
  • Image Song: "Aoi Tori", "Me ga Au Toki", "arcadia", "Nemuri Hime", and "Yakusoku".
  • Not So Stoic: She has been known to crack up at the lamest jokes.
  • Serious Business: Her attitude toward singing. She's not fond of any extracurricular activity that doesn't involve her career, hates doing promotional work, and spends her free time listening to classical music and training her voice.
  • Stepford Smiler: Pretends so hard to be cheerful for the Producer.
  • Sugar And Ice Girl
  • Unwinnable: In the original Arcade game, she is notoriously prone to this. She gains only slight improvements to her tension in events, but large losses if you say the wrong thing, or mess up on a lesson minigame. Because you're working on a time limit, her tension going too low results in an inescapable death spiral. Thankfully, the console version can do a Save Scumming to prevent it.
    • Did The Research: This is entirely realistic for a character with depression and social anxiety.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Yukiho Hagiwara

Voiced by: Yurika Ochiai (iM@S) and Azumi Asakura (iM@S2, Anime), Yui Horie (Xenoglossia)
Age: 16 (17)
Height: 154 cm (155 cm)
Weight: 40 kg (42 kg)
Birthday: December 24th
Blood type: A
Three sizes: 80-55-81 (81-56-81)
Hobbies: Writing Poems, Japanese Tea, (Blogging)
Image color: White

A painfully shy 16-year-old from a traditional household who's prone to frequently bursting out in tears. She became an idol hoping to shed her fragile persona.

Yayoi Takatsuki

Voiced by: Mayako Nigo (Main), Ami Koshimizu (Xenoglossia)
Age: 13 (14)
Height: 145 cm
Weight: 37 kg
Birthday: March 25th
Blood type: O
Three sizes: 75-54-77 (75-54-78)
Hobbies: Othello, (Baseball, Gardening)
Image color: Orange

An "ALWAYS 200% GENKI!!" 13-year-old from a poor family and the eldest of six children. Making a living for her family was part of the reason she joined 765.

Ritsuko Akizuki

Voiced by: Naomi Wakabayashi (Main), Mai Nakahara (Xenoglossia)
Age: 18 (19)
Height: 156cm
Weight: 43 kg
Birthday: June 23rd
Blood type: A
Three sizes: 85-57-85
Hobbies Im@s: Analyzing paperwork, Management
Hobbies Im@s 2: Qualifications, Analysis, Volunteering
Image color: Green

A focused, industrious 18-year-old who originally joined 765 as an intern, but became an idol due to shortage of talents. Even as an idol she still handles the business side of her career.

In iM@S2, she officially retires from performing and becomes the producer of Ryuuguu Komachi.

Azusa Miura

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Main), Tomo Sakurai (Xenoglossia)
Age: 20 (21)
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Birthday: July 19th
Blood type: O
Three sizes: 91-59-86
Hobbies: Dog Walking, (Café hopping)
Image color: Purple

The oldest of the idols at age 20, Azusa is an easygoing, hopeless romantic. She became an idol hoping to gain more attention and ultimately find her "destined one."

In iM@S2, she is a member of Ryuuguu Komachi.
  • Actor Allusion: In the anime, though not to her seiyuu's previous roles but her previous job as a gravure idol. Azusa was asked to do a gravure idol audition and was asked to pose. Cue Male Gaze. On boobs.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Like Chihaya, her hair started off black. It changed to blue in the Xbox 360 port, then a dark purple in the SP games. As of iM@S2 it has gone back to blue.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: More prevalent in SP, when after awhile being her usual innocent ditz self, the insults of Kuroi towards the Producer and Miki made her talk him down that even Kuroi wasn't able to talk back, all while looking as calm as ever. Even Miki and the Producer note that she's scary this way.
    • She is a master at joint lock techniques, similar to Aikido, and claims she never took martial arts.
  • Catch Phrase: Due to her overall ditzy innocence, it may as well be "Ara ara..." (or sometimes just one "Ara") (or "Oh my...")
  • Character Tics: Placing her palm on the side of her face while her eyes are closed in the anime.
  • Christmas Cake: She isn't one yet, but it's pretty clear the chance of becoming one fuels her search for a significant other.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the rest of the idols.
  • Cover Version: She's covered "reflectia" from True Tears and "Kiss Me Good-Bye" from Final Fantasy XII.
  • The Ditz: Despite being the oldest idol, she's certainly more scatterbrained than many of her younger compatriots.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In iM@S2, and a few episodes into the 2011 anime, she has cut her hair to a short bob.
  • First Name Basis: At the conclusion of Missing Moon and after her love confession to him, she wants the Producer to drop the formalities and just call her Azusa. He has difficulty adapting to this.
  • Gainaxing: In the games, all the idols have it to various degrees, but in the anime it's Azusa all the way.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Mostly in the anime, where there's nearly NO man who'd pass up the chance to ask her out for a date (even if she's clueless and probably refusing). Which leads to...
    • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: The entire cityscape (and even the zoo animals) are entranced by her beauty when she runs through the streets in a wedding dress. Eventually it starts a stampede.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: It's Litchi "Boobie Lady" Faye-Ling (yes, Azusa may as well be Idolmaster's Boobie Lady). Also, she's Omotchama in the 2008 remake of Yatterman.
  • Idiot Hair: Which becomes weaponized in her 'counterpart' in Mujin Gattai Kisaragi, the AzuScythe.
  • Image Song: "9:02 pm", "Tonari ni...", "Mythmaker", "Lovely", and "Hare Iro".
  • The Ingenue: Her innocence is a defining trait and informs her "Destined One" dream.
  • It's Not You, It's Me: She uses variations of it as a response to people who ask for dates or confess their love. The Producer is an exception.
  • No Sense of Direction: Taken to extremes when she somehow winds up on the other side of the planet.
  • Obfuscating Sexuality: Azusa typically shows ignorance about her exceptional beauty and impressive bust. Yet when she shows interest in the Producer, she will subtlety leverage these traits to get his attention.
  • Sacred First Kiss: The Producer can steal it during an event in iM@S1, when pretending to be her fiance. If he does, she realizes she didn't mind it was him.
  • The Tease: Within the games, towards the Producer. Her routes are written so that in the end, the player can infer Azusa believes the Producer is the "destined one" she is looking for. She never flirts with other men using the same friendliness, and in Missing Moon, Miki takes notice of her behavior and gets rather upset about it.
  • Unsuspectingly Soused: It doesn't take much alcohol to get her drunk. Unfortunately, Azusa loves the taste of alcohol and won't turn down a glass if offered. On the other hand, she can drink LOTS of it before actually passing out, and tends to be happy while intoxicated... just don't bring up that she doesn't have a boyfriend.
  • Weddings in Japan: Her ultimate goal. She's exclusively set on having it Western style, and thus so far, there isn't official artwork of her in the traditional Japanese bridal white kimino.
  • Western Zodiac: She's a huge fan of them, hoping they'll eventually lead to her "destined one."

Iori Minase

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Main), Yukari Tamura (Xenoglossia)
Age: 14 (15)
Height: 150 cm (153 cm)
Weight: 39 kg (40 kg)
Birthday: May 5th
Blood type: AB
Three sizes: 77-54-79
Hobbies Im@s: Traveling overseas, Shopping
Hobbies Im@s 2: Traveling, Eating Out
Image color: Pink

The rich, spoiled 14-year-old daughter of a corporation CEO acquainted with 765 Production's president. She is sickeningly sweet towards complete strangers, but incredibly sharp-tongued to everyone else (i.e., the staff, her fellow idols, and even the Producer). She became an idol to prove to her father that she could become successful on her own terms.

In iM@S2, she is the leader of Ryuuguu Komachi, and is quite enjoying her new taste of stardom.

Makoto Kikuchi

Voiced by: Hiromi Hirata (Main), Eri Kitamura (Xenoglossia)
Age: 16 (17)
Height: 157 cm (159 cm)
Weight: 42 kg (44 kg)
Birthday: August 29th
Blood type: O
Three sizes: 73-56-76 (75-57-78)
Hobbies: Sports, (Collecting stuffed animals)
Image color: Black

16-year-old Makoto was raised as a boy by her father, who always wanted a son. As such, she uses masculine pronouns and is good at sports and karate, and gets more attention from girls than boys. Ultimately she came to resent it, wishing she could be more feminine and get more attention from boys, so she became an idol to try to reinvent herself.
  • Action Girl: While modeling for a swimsuit edition of an idol magazine, she proposes a shot of her leaping from the roof into the pool. Taken to the next level in Episode 8, where she has an epic kung-fu fight with grunts atop a ladder bridge while wearing a tuxedo.
  • Bifauxnen/Bokukko: Much to her annoyance, she is often mistaken for a boy, and her masculine speech patterns don't help. In episode 8 of the anime, which has a wedding theme, she had to model a groom's clothing because the wedding chapel requested a guy and 765 only had Makoto.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Though she's starting to grow it out.
  • Cat Smile
  • Childhood Friends: With Yukiho.
  • Chick Magnet: A running gag is how her fanbase mostly consists of teen girls with a crush on her.
  • Cover Version: Has covered "Seikan Hikou" from Macross Frontier and "Groovin' Magic" from DieBuster.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: It took her four games, but as of iM@S2 and the anime it has occurred to her that letting her hair grow out may be a step towards looking more feminine. Rumor has it that Gackt is the inspiration for her new haircut, because apparently Japanese people are entranced by the concept of styling gel.
  • Gender-Blender Name
  • Girliness Upgrade: She often tries to invoke this, but she's rarely successful. Note to Makoto — Cutifying yourself, making up "cute noises" and calling yourself "Mako-rin" doesn't work.
  • Girly Girl: Wants to be one of these but isn't. For instance, in episode 8 she was disappointed that she didn't get wear a 'cute frilly dress' like Azusa and Miki.
  • Hair Antennae
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Kamui Tokinomiya (At least this may be a better disguise than just the ponytail...)
  • Image Song: "Agent Yoru wo Yuku", "Meisou Mind", "Jitensha", "tear", and "Cheering Letter".
  • Jack of All Stats: In the game, although she is proud of her dancing skills, her skills are perfectly average. For those unable to play you can check out this video here. You can see her skills at 1:53.
  • Mama Bear: Towards Makochii
  • One of the Boys
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In the anime, she tries to sneak past her fangirls by wearing a hat and a jacket. It doesn't work.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In Groovy Tune, when she doesnt over do it in being feminine, looks great in a dress.
  • Ship Tease: With Hokuto in iM@S2.
  • Tomboy: Her dad raised her to be boyish but she'd rather be a Girly Girl.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Cockroaches?: Went stiff and panicky when Iori jokingly mentioned out loud that there's one in the office.

Ami and Mami Futami

Voiced by: Asami Shimoda (Main, both), Kaori Nazuka (Ami, Xenoglossia), Momoko Saito (Mami, Xenoglossia)
Age: 12 (13)
Height: 149 cm (158 cm)
Weight: 39 kg (42 kg)
Birthday: May 22nd
Blood type: B
Three sizes: 74-53-77 (78-55-77)
Hobbies Im@s: Text messaging, Imitating others
Hobbies Im@s 2: Ecology (Only Ami), Playing Games (Only Mami), Text Messaging (both)
Image color: Yellow

A pair of hyperactive 12-year-old twins, and the youngest of the bunch, who became idols because it sounded fun. They take turns performing under Ami's name.

In iM@S2, Ami is a member of Ryuuguu Komachi while Mami is produced separately.
  • Bratty Half Pints
  • Brick Joke: Whenever the twins want to decide a friendly argument for something (like who gets the last slice of cake), they restort to a game of jan-ken-pon. Because of their Single-Minded Twins factor, they ALWAYS callout the same choice over and over again, meaning it ALWAYS results in a tie. The viewer/reader never gets to know how an outcome is ever reached.
  • Buffy Speak: "If we become a super-cool-awesome idol, then everyday will be relaxing right?"
  • Cover Version: Mami has covered Perfume's "Sweet Donuts" and Ami has covered "Lum no Love Song" from Urusei Yatsura; both twins have covered "Aozora no Namida" from Blood+ and "Wonder☆Winter☆Yattaa!!" from Pretty Cure Max Heart.
  • Dirty Kids: They have shades of this.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: If one pays attention in the arcade and first Xbox360 games, Mami turns out to be a little more mature than Ami. In the SP games, Takane figured out that they were two different people when she made eye-contact with Mami and saw that she was more mature. Come iM@S2, the twins get separate careers, Mami changes her hairstyle and Ami becomes part of Ryuuguu Komachi, so it's likely that this will continue.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In iM@S2 Mami still keeps her hair in a side ponytail, but it's grown longer than Ami's.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Their cute&girly outfit in iM@S2. They have two different pairs of boots between them, having traded the left ones.
  • Gamer Chick: Both of them.
  • Genki Girls
  • Genre Savvy: Most likely to give genre send-ups in the anime, such as when they pretended they were "sexy girl detectives" solving the mystery of Iori's lost pudding.
  • The Heroes: How they are cast in Mujin Gattai Kisaragi.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: They share the same seiyuu with another famous pair of twins, Rin and Len Kagamine.
  • Huge Schoolgirls: Between the first game and the second, the twins shot up from the smallest idols to towering over girls several years their senior.
  • Image Song: "Positive!", "Start Star", "Reimei Starline", "Do-Dai", "Jemmy" (Mami only), and "YOUou MYshin" (Ami only).
  • In the Name of the Moon: Word for word in Episode 9, complete with an over-the-top pose.
    "With our little grey cells and seven-colored faces, the sexy girl detectives Ami and Mami, in the name of our Grandmother and Grandfather, and in the name of the moon, will capture the culprit."
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall" Drop hints from time to time that they are aware they're in a video game/TV show. Loading screens for songs usually involve one of the twins singing "Loading~loading" to a jaunty tune.
  • The Nicknamers: They have cutesy nicknames for all the other idols (Iorin for Iori, Miki-Miki for Miki, Yuki-pyon for Yukiho, etc.) and they address the Producer as "nii-chan" instead of "Producer".
  • One of Us: Devoted gamers who carry their handhelds with them everywhere, although the Xbox port of the first game had to edit out their Gameboy Advances due to the Console Wars.
    • The anime adaptation have them do Sentai like poses so they might be fans of the Toku genre.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Sometimes it's played straight and sometimes it's deconstructed. Largely depends on the author or story sketch. Nonetheless they tend to finish each other's sentences, speak in unison, and scheme the identical ideas simultaneously.
  • Tag Team Twins
  • Theme Twin Naming
  • Third-Person Person
  • Trickster Twins
  • Twin Switch: Their gimmick during the first game.


Miki Hoshii

Voiced by: Akiko Hasegawa
Age: 14 (15)
Height: 159 cm (161 cm)
Weight: 44 kg (45 kg)
Birthday: November 23rd
Blood type: B
Three sizes: 84-55-82 (86-55-83)
Hobbies Im@s: Bird Watching, Talking to friends
Hobbies Im@s 2: Talking to friends, Nail art
Image color: Yellow green

Laid-back 14-year-old Miki thinks she can breeze through the idol ladder, given that she already gets good grades without much effort, gets 20 love confessions a day, and manages to stay in shape in spite of sleeping a lot. She debuted in the first game's Xbox360 version, and is the only character to have an alternate story route.
  • The Ace: Deconstructed. Miki is so effortlessly, ridiculously excellent at everything she ever tries that she never had to put any effort into anything, causing her to grow up into a lazy, unmotivated, somewhat selfish person with little ability to maturely confront failure. This behavior was not only tolerated, but encouraged by her father, a powerful politician who kept drilling into her that with his connections and resources she'll never have to work a day in her life. It takes a lot of trauma to finally get her to realize that really making your dreams come true takes work, but when she's done, she ends up arguably the best idol of 765 Pro (in terms of both skill and popularity).
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: In episode 26, she took a nap on a crate carrier.
  • Born Lucky
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Miki is incredibly talented, and was able to memorize an entire dance routine after seeing Makoto perform it once. Problem is, she channels most of her energy into sleeping and munching on snacks.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A mild one in the anime's second half.
    • Is entirely this at the end of Azusa's route in Missing Moon.
  • Cover Version: Has covered "sugar sweet nightmare" from Bakemonogatari, "Tips Tap Tip" from Eureka Seven and "Namida no Hurricane" from Get Backers.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The real reason she joined 961 in SP games is because President Takagi ate her onigiri.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: While Chihaya is demonstrated to be the best singer and Azusa is considered sexier, Miki is often portrayed as the 765 Pro idol who has the charisma in getting the most fans to like her.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In iM@S2, her hair is is wavier, and blonde has become her real hair color as opposed to just a dye.
  • Freak Out: In her alternate route, she absentmindedly walks into traffic, and the Producer pushes her away at the last second. He is hospitalized, and Miki, realizing how her inattention caused a lot of trouble, decides it's high time she stop being lazy.
  • Friendly Enemy: During SP games, despite being in 961, she showed almost zero hostility towards 765 Pro idols.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hair Of Gold Heartof Gold: For the most part. Her selfish side can sometimes strain it though.
  • Idiot Hair
  • It's All About Me: Very self engaged.
  • Image Song: "relations", "Furufuru Future", "Shocking na Kare", and "Day of the future".
  • Important Haircut: In the Xbox360's alternate route, she cuts her hair and stops bleaching it.
  • I Owe You My Life: In her alternate route (see Freak Out) she falls in love with the producer.
  • The Nicknamer: Not as much as Mami and Ami, but she does have nicknames for a few people; "Makoto-kun" for Makoto, "Forehead" for Iori, and from episode 14 of the anime onward, she calls the Producer "honey". For some odd reason she addresses Ritsuko as "Ritsuko...san", always pausing before the honorific.
  • The Obi-Wan: How she is cast in Mujin Gattai Kisaragi.
  • Relationship Sabotage: Played with in SP Missing Moon. In Azusa's case, after she rejoined 765 Pro, she couldn't stand Azusa being in a relationship with Producer, and wanted to get in their way. In Chihaya's case, she keeps meddling Chihaya, asking whether she likes the Producer.
  • Sleepyhead: If she's not the character currently in focus, chances are she's in the background sleeping.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Both in Idolmaster 2 and a mild one in the anime, most apparent in her alternate route in the first game.
  • Spoiled Brat
  • Third-Person Person: Done to make herself sound cuter.
  • Trademark Favorite Food : "Onigiri na no!!"
  • Verbal Tic: "-na no" (a declarative phrase) and "Afu~" (Japanese onomatopoeia for yawning)

Hibiki Ganaha

Voiced by: Manami Numakura
Age: 15 (16)
Height: 152 cm
Weight: 41 kg
Birthday: October 10th
Blood type: A
Three sizes: 86-58-83 (83-56-80)
Hobbies: Knitting, Table tennis, (Walking)
Image color: Turquoise

An energetic 15-year-old from Okinawa who loves to dance and sing. She became an idol to make people happy, and has a ridiculous number of pets ranging from the mundane to the bizarrely exotic. Hibiki was introduced in the iM@S SP as a member of Project Fairy, 961's production. In iM@S2, she is a part of 765 Production.

Takane Shijou

Voiced by: Yumi Hara
Age: 17 (18)
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Birthday: January 21st
Blood type: B
Three sizes: 90-62-92
Hobbies Im@s SP: Stargazing, Stage shows
Hobbies Im@s 2: Stargazing, History
Image color: Maroon

An elegant and majestic 17-year-old from an unstated, far-off land, Takane was first introduced as a member of Project Fairy in iM@S SP. Her distance can be mistaken for haughtiness, but she's very polite to everyone, even her rivals. In iM@S2, she is a part of 765 Production.

  • Arranged Marriage: In iM@S2. Perhaps even the Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage variety, depending on her true origin. The Producer helps avert it.
    • The trial to avert it, results in Takane falling for the Producer and she henceforth addresses him as if she was his wife.
  • Big Eater: In one episode of the anime, she ate three large bowls of ramen. In one sitting.
    • In addition, in her segment of "Live?! On Sundays". Takane's Ramen Expedition, she devours a truly intimidating bowl of ramen singlehandedly. And later proceeds to devour both of the twins' equally intimidating helpings. "Gluttonous Princess", indeed.
    • And then in the OVA, she eats enough at a revolving sushi restaurant to make Touma think nothing's coming along the conveyor. Probably the only time she intentionally devoured so much out of pettiness, since she and Touma had just finished an argument.
  • Boobs of Steel: is very nearly the bustiest character in the team (bearing Azusa has her beat by one centimeter) and is shown to be able to effortlessly and gracefully throw around a man far bigger than her who was just mentioned to be a judo black belt. This implies that she is either an extremely proficient martial artist or possesses superhuman strength (which might not be as ridiculous as it sounds when you consider all the evidence that she might be an alien...).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Although Takane usually just comes off as mysterious and elegant, she occasionally has her "Uhh... Takane?" moments. For instance, during the Ribbit Ribbit cooking show she developed a more than strange attachment to the head of her frog costume. The Producer had remind her that, no, she was not allowed to take it home. In Puchim@s, her strangeness is taken Up to Eleven.
  • Cover Version: She's covered Cutey Honey's iconic titular song, "Tamashii no Refrain" from Neon Genesis Evangelion and "staple stable" from Bakemonogatari.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: A few of her exclusive costumes, and some of her casual wear in the anime. Even in the summer Takane's wardrobe emphasizes elegance.
  • Friend to All Children: For all her distant behavior, she can be incredibly warm with kids. Sometimes acts as a Cool Big Sis to Ami and Mami.
  • Gentle Giant: Takane is officially the tallest core idol of the franchise; the Cinderella Girls game (in which canonicity is uncertain) introduces Kirari Moroboshi, who is a whopping 185 cm tall.
    • Punny Name: Her first name is phonetically similar to the Japanese phrase "So tall" (if read as 'Taka, ne') or the word for mountain peak.
  • Gratuitous English: In the anime. "That's top secret."
  • Hidden Buxom: Usually covers her chest with heavy clothing. When she changes into her swimsuit at the beach, she makes Chihaya visibly envious.
  • Hime Cut and Ojou Ringlets
  • Human Aliens: She just might be one.
  • Image Song: "Flower Girl", "Kazahana", and "My Best Friend".
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: To most of the Puchidols.
  • Keigo: Indicates that she is excessively formal.
    • Watakushi when refering to herself and Anata-sama for the Producer towards the end of her route.
  • Lady of War: Her character in the second Idol movie seems to be this.
  • Lonely Rich Kid
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: She's most likely either from the moon or from Germany.
  • Missing Mom: Her mom passed away when she was little.
  • The Ojou
  • Omniglot: She's fluent in almost all languages related to Latin.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: On occassion she shows surprising ignorance about typical things a middle-class lifestyle experiences regularly (like supermarkets and vending machines). Whenever she needs to pay for something, Takane reveals she carries a black credit card: the color traditionally meaning it has unlimited spending and offers special perks to the carrier at elite shopping locations.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen.
    • To be more specific, the soup brooth in ramen. She doesn't particularly care for the noodles, but eats them because it would be disrespectful to waste food. Due to her eccentric raising, she's likely to be unaware of bullion cubes.
  • The Rival: During her time at Project Fairy.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's quite philosophical and can offer insightful thoughts.

    Dearly Stars Idols 

876 Production Idols

An idol stable exclusive to the Dearly Stars game.
  • Cameo: During Episode 10. They even get to sing the ending theme for that Episode.
    • They appear again during episode 25.
    • They can also be seen briefly during credits in episode 18.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Just like their 765 counterparts.
  • True Companions

Ai Hidaka

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
Age: 13
Height: 149 cm
Weight: 40 kg
Birthday: June 25th
Blood Type: O
Three Sizes: 78-55-79
Hobbies: Bargain Hunting, Goldfish scooping
Image color: Splash Red

13-year-old daughter of Mai, herself a once hugely popular idol. Growing up on tales of her mother's glory, little wonder she ended up wanting to become an idol herself. Unfortunately, she fails every audition she tries, until a chance meeting with Haruka, who felt she has potential and introduces her to 876.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Mai was forced into retirement when she got pregnant at age 15 (and still at the peak of her career) with Ai. Fourteen years later, when now 29-year-old Mai decides to rejoin the business, she's understandably still very hot.
  • Ascended Fangirl
  • Calling the Old Lady Out: Ai and Mai had a falling-out after the latter's comeback, and are rivals for several chapters of Ai's story.
  • Cute Bruiser: She beats up Ryo more than once across the different stories.
  • Determinator
  • Expy: Of Haruka.
  • Genki Girl
  • Image Song: "ALIVE" and "Hanamaru"
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Part of her friendship with Yukiho stems from both being prone to cry a lot. The difference is where Yukiho mostly whimpers, Ai sounds the foghorn.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Stacy's Mom: Ai is the Stacy in this case.
  • Stage Mom: A subtle case, but the tales of Ai's mother made her desperate for a moment in the spotlight.
  • Stuck In Their Shadow: In-Universe, Ai fears this when her manager says she could become a big success just by namedropping her famous mother, saying she wants to become an idol based on her own ability. A fear which turns out to be entirely justified.

Eri Mizutani

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
Age: 15
Height: 152 cm
Weight: 36 kg
Birthday: March 7th
Blood Type: B
Three Sizes: 82-53-76
Hobbies: Video editing, Jigsaw puzzles
Image color: Innocent Blue

15-year-old Eri was a hikikomori and an internet celebrity known as "ELLIE". One day, however, she is scouted by a producer from 876 to become a real idol, a prospect Eri is naturally very nervous about.

Ryo Akizuki

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei
Age: 15
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Birthday: September 15th
Blood Type: O
Three Sizes: 80-58-80 (yes, really. Go figure.)
Hobbies: Cleaning, Cooking
Image color: Neue Green

A soft spoken 15-year-old boy and Ritsuko's cousin. Fed up with his lack of luck with girls and unwanted luck with boys, he asked Ritsuko for help in turning him into the kind of cool, handsome idol that women would love. She introduced him to 876, where he is promptly put into a frilly pink dress and pushed onstage in a desperate attempt to save a show after the actual performer is a no-show.

Other Dearly Star Idols

Yumeko Sakurai

Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (NeueGreen Drama CD)

Ryo's fellow idol and rival in his storyline. Though she maintains an image of being cute and innocent, she uses incredibly dirty tactics to claw her way to the top, such as giving out candies that clog the vocal cords of her rivals, or sabotaging the stage so the other contestants screw up.

    Project Jupiter 

Project Jupiter

From left to right: Hokuto, Touma, Shouta
The all-male idol group formed by 961 Production in iM@S2. They basically act as The Rival in that game.


  • Darker and Edgier: The boys have a distinctly darker sound. Just compare "Alice or Guilty" to the girls' "The World Is All One" or "Shiny Smile". And then "Koi wo Hajimeyou" happened...
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Or at least "Hypercompetitive Idols with a Penchant for Serious Business". Once they learn how low Kuroi would stoop to ruin the innocent idols of 765 Pro, they decide to call it quits.
  • Graceful Loser: In the game, even after losing to the girls in the Idol Awards, the boys bear no ill will against them and congratulates them. Kuroi on the other hand...
  • Jerkass: In the anime, as Haruka first witnessed. Or at least that's how they appear to be no thanks to Kuroi manipulating them into thinking that 765's idols are "corrupt".
    • Recycled Script: Their anime plotline has a lot of elements borrowed from the Project Fairy storyline in the SP games, and Kuroi fueling rivalry between idol groups with over-the-top stories of his own victimhood is one of those.
  • Idol Singers
  • The Rival
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Kuroi, who has been manipulating them into thinking that the idols of 765 are "corrupt" and that they were to do everything to stop them. And in Episode 21, once they wisen up to what's actually happening, they are understandably pissed off and walk out on Kuroi.

Touma Amagase

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima
Age: 17
Height: 175cm
Weight: 57kg
Birthday: March 3rd
Blood type: B
Three sizes: 81-65-80
Hobbies: Soccer, cooking, collecting figures

17-year-old leader of Project Jupiter. A self-centered idol who takes idol work very seriously and dislikes people who are just in for the fun of it.

Hokuto Ijuuin

Voiced by: Daichi Kanbara
Age: 20
Height: 180cm
Weight: 64kg
Birthday: February 14th
Blood type: O
Three sizes: 86-76-87
Hobbies: Piano, violin, dating

An "eternally dangerous idol prince", 20-year-old Hokuto is another idol for Project Jupiter, and his hobbies include piano, violin and going on dates.

Shouta Mitarai

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Age: 14
Height: 163cm
Weight: 49kg
Birthday: April 20th
Blood type: AB
Three sizes: 77-60-79
Hobbies: Napping, filial piety

An aptly named 14-year-old idol who takes a relaxed approach to his career.
  • Expy: It's pretty hard not to notice his similarities with Iori.
  • Image Song: "On Sunday"
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not really one of the more serous examples, but he does tend to fake crying to make other people give him free things.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: In the D@ys of Jupiter manga, he adapts this hairstyle in his outside disguise.
  • The Slacker
  • Ship Tease: With Yayoi in Idolmaster 2!

    Staff 

Staff

The Producer

Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Frontier Works' Drama CDs), Takahiro Mizushima (Relations Drama CD), Kenji Akabane (Anime), Shintaro Asanuma (Nemurihime Drama CD), Junji Majima (Puchim@s!)

The rookie producer of 765 controlled by the player. As an avatar of the player, he is voiceless, faceless, and nameless, known only as "Producer" to everyone. In the anime, he's still nameless, but is revealed to be young man not much older than Azusa, with mild manners and a nondescript face. Dedicated, if occasionally overwhelmed, he works hard to get the idols under his care to stardom. He is much less hands-on than Ritsuko, acting more as a guiding and supportive figure than a boss.
  • But Now I Must Go: Invoked during the endings of iM@S and iM@S2. Averted if the Producer returns or the idol finds him a year later.
  • Butt Monkey: Is this a little in the anime.
  • Celibate Hero: Specifically the anime version, especially around Miki, since a romantic affair could create scandalous negative publicity and ruin an idol's career. The game version does not follow this trope, since certain characters have love confessions in their story routes (Azusa and Takane for example).
  • Covert Pervert: In most cases, the anime version of the Producer maintains a professional air around the idols. However the anime episode from Shiny Festa: Harmonic Score/Honey Sound has a scene with bikini clad Azusa approaching the Producer with unintentional disregard to personal space. The Producer quickly backs away and stops her from closer contact, but can't avoid giving a leering expression at her body for a second. Haruka witnesses the entire event and calls him out on it.
  • Cover Version: Has covered Kobukuro's "Yell ~yell~" and Ulfuls' "Ashita ga Aru sa (Georgia de Ikimashou hen)".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: How he is portrayed in the Drama CDs.
  • Cry into Chest: The idols are prone to do this to him in the games.
  • Depending on the Artist: Those series which actually show him has a rather different take on his look. In the manga The Idolm@ster Relations he is tall and slim but else ordinary office worker. In the manga The Idolm@ster 2: The World Is All One!! he is of more ordinary height but doesn't use glasses until after Chapter 20. In the anime serie he could go for an older version of Keitaro Urashima or Yuuto Ayase.
  • Determinator: For an idol under his care. He will not rest until she has achieved the musical acclaim she deserves.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Or some other name-avoiding title.
  • Expy: His anime version is one of Koichi Minamoto, but now caring for 13 girls instead of three!
  • The Faceless: Until the anime came along. Still a very nondescript face though.
  • Featureless Protagonist: His game incarnations for the most part.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He will not hesitate, even for a moment, to put his life in danger to protect the idols from harm.
  • He Who Must Not Be Heard: In the game.
  • Knowledge Broker: To various degrees, as required for someone who's a record producer. His proficiency level at it varies from incarnation to incarnation.
  • Married to the Job: For his incarnation in Cinderella Girls. He enjoys his work and wants to see all the idols succeed, but avoids responding to their romantic flirting and marriage teasing.
  • Megane: In the anime adaptation and several manga adaptions.
  • Nice Guy: In the anime version, which makes him earned a Fan Nickname, "Broducer".
  • Office Romance: With the various idols through all the different media. Oddly enough, never with Kotori though.
  • Player Character: In the games.
  • The Promise: Has several with the various idols. Being able to keep his word, is one of the factors that earns their undying trust.
  • Ship Tease: With the various idols he interacts with. Specially Miki.
    • The attraction is largely one sided from Miki and not actively reciprocated by the Producer. The anime episode from Shiny Festa: Melodic Disc/Groovy Tune also indicate that Yukiho, Makoto, and Takane have good chemistry with him... much to Miki's concern. Not to mention that all the idols from Cinderella Girls have a crush on him in varying degrees. Nonetheless, the Producer maintains a strict business relationship with the idols, and is uncomfortable when any of them show romantic advances.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The idols having romantic feelings for him. A common theme is that the Producer always believes in the inner strength and hidden talent of an idol, even when she feels it's lacking or not there. When she eventually overcomes the challenge, the idol realizes his support is unwavering, no matter how high she climbs or how far she falls.
  • We Do the Impossible: Any idol under his wing will become successful. It doesn't matter how stacked the odds, the obscurity of the idol-to-be, or limited the accessible resources: he will make it happen.
  • Workaholic: He does not appear to have any hobbies or a social life outside of supporting the idols under his care. Fortunately they are quite aware of this, and his devotion to them is genuinely reciprocated.

Takao Kuroi

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Birthday: September 6th

The president of 961 Production, first introduced in Idolm@ster SP.

Kotori Otonashi

Voiced by: Juri Takita
Age: 2? (It's rude to ask a lady her age.)
Height: 159 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Birthday: September 9th
Blood type: AB
Three sizes: Secret (Not divulged, Undisclosed, etc.)
Hobbies Im@s: Wild fancy, Browsing 2chan
Hobbies Im@s 2: Watching TV, Daydreaming, Forum surfing
Image color: Light yellow

Secretary of 765 Production, who serves as the game's announcer and tutorial guide. Famous for daydreaming on the job — sometimes in the middle of conversations.

In the anime, it was revealed that she was an ex-idol under the tutelage of Takagi and Kuroi before their falling-out.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Although not an idol, she sometimes gets a song in the larger album collections. This turns out to be a foreshadowing of her past as an idol.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one on the side of her mouth.
  • Exposition Fairy
  • First Name Basis: Subverted in iM@S2. Upon her self-introduction, she suggests the Producer to call her either "Kotori-san", "Kotori-neesan", or "Kotori-chan". However, he decides to use "Otonashi-san" instead.
  • Forgetful Jones: One of her traits in Puchim@s!, making PiyoPiyo a vital presence for office work.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Apparently, Mei-Fang is now less robotic and guides through Mission Control.
  • Idol Singer: So she used to be.
  • Image Song: "Sora", "Hana", "Hikari", and "Sachi".
  • Just Friends: In every incarnation of iM@S media she is featured in, Kotori is unattainable for the Producer to support as an idol. She never interacts with the Producer on a personal level, so there's never chemistry between them. While she is featured in special Drama CD's, Namco Bandai has not released an official manga, sidegame, or DLC that features Kotori as winnable.
  • Little Black Dress: When she sings in Episode 21, she wears this, and looks great in it.
  • Mama Bear: Towards PiyoPiyo.
  • Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Her name literally means "soundless little bird", which was an allusion to her not being an idol when the franchise was started. As the years progressed and fans made demands for her, she became an unofficial one.
  • Mission Control: Her first appearance in Live For You was this for the player.
  • Out of Focus
  • Sexy Secretary
  • Shipper on Deck: In the anime, she seems to be very fixated on the idea of Makoto/Yukiho...
  • Yuri Fan: In the anime.
  • Workaholic: Even when she's off work, Kotori is doing something work related, like watching the idols on television.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Junichiro Takagi

Voiced by: Kan Tokumaru
Birthday: July 6th

President of 765 Production. Appears only as a black silhouette from the neck down. In the iM@S SP games, he has a fairly major role in the story... but still appears only as a black silhouette. Everyone refers to him as "President", so it's easy to forget his name.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's generally depicted in this way...
  • Put on a Bus: In iM@S2 his cousin Junijirou becomes president, while Junichiro becomes chairman as to avoid traveling all over the country.
    • Though the change could have been prompted by his voice actor's sudden death before he can do any more voicework. This may also be the reason he does not appear in the Puchim@s anime adaptation which uses the poor Producer in his gags.
  • Stupid Boss: Got handed the Idiot Ball for the iM@S SP games.
  • Mission Control: In the Xbox version of the game, he's the one who gives the player information on the current trends and idol rank every week.

Junjiro Takagi

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka

New president of 765 Production after his cousin Junichiro stepped down. In the anime, his body can now be seen in full, but his face is still obscured. Like Junichiro, he is referred by everyone as "President".
  • Benevolent Boss
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen
  • Passing the Torch: His position was passed onto him by his cousin.
  • Status Quo Is God: Thanks to the Producer and the idols, at the conclusion of the anime, the bank accounts for 765 Production were full of cash. Junjiro used the money to purchase the company a massive corporate headquarters beyond their wildest dreams. Unfortunately the previous property owner was Kuroi, who pulled a bankruptcy scam and took 765Pro's mortgage payment without them being able to keep the building. Thus the group remain at sqaure one, in the same rundown office they started in, despite being national celebrities.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Kuroi.

Minori Ishikawa

Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu (InnocentBlue Drama CD)

The president of 876 Production. An old friend with Junichiro.

Manami Okamoto

The manager of 876 Production. She's the one responsible for making Ryo debut as female idol.

Reiko Ozaki

Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa (InnocentBlue Drama CD)

A freelance producer who brings Eri to the idol industry.

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