|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Miku Maekawa (Japanese: 前川みく Maekawa Miku) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Natsumi Takamori (Japanese: 高森奈津美 Takamori Natsumi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||28|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||29||33|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||26||22|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||5||2|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||5||8|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||19|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||27|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||30|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||25|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||22|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Miku couldn't do anything back then! That... that's the first time that's ever happened to me, meow... So you better take responsibility! ☆ Now, you better make Miku top idol, meow! ☆
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
Meow! Here I go!
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Anime Idol Profile
Work is always welcome, nya!
As seen by her wearing cat ears as an idol and ending her sentences with “nya”, Miku is a cat loving character. Even though she says “nya” like a cat all the time, she actually has a strong aversion to fish.
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
"Miku's a cat idol! Produced by P-chan, I'll shine in this project, too!"
Miku is a girl who really loves cats and likes to pretend she is one. Belonging in the Cute category, she is also the very first rival idol players encounter in the game. She is constantly in role, only stopping the cat girl act when in public places or to avoid drawing a crowd. She almost always wears cat ears and makes cat poses when happy.
She gets extremely annoyed when she is told to stop saying “nya” or being forced to stop having fun. While she comes from Osaka, Miku doesn't really share any of the traits associated with the stereotype. She doesn’t speak the Kansai dialect and doesn’t like tsukkomi and boke routines. She detests fish, despite loving to act like a cat, and gets frustrated when people assume she likes fish. However, being an Osakan, she's fond of takoyaki. When she gets frustrated by the staff in her drama CD, she throws their communicator speaker into the trash twice.
Despite being immature and fickle on occasion, including going on strike in the cafe when she's passed over for a debut in the anime, she also has a serious side as well. After her angry episode in the cafe, she's the first to console the other non-debuted idols and tell them they'll get their turn. She appears to take her studies seriously, being such an involved student that she's often overlooked or mistaken for someone else when she's in her "serious student" mode. She mentioned in one of her commus in Starlight Stage that she has never gotten a failing grade, underlining her studious nature. During the Nothing but You event, Nao Kamiya remarks that the usual, serious Miku fits more into the "cool" category than "cute".
Her cat obsession appears to date back several years; a photo in the anime shows her as a young child wearing cat ears, and her closet is full of pictures of cats that she took when she was little.
Miku thinks her birthday is very significant. It falls on 2/22, which also happens to be Japan's National Cat Day (222 sounds similar to "nya nya nya" when said in Japanese).
|Originally posted on 08/03/2020. Translation source.|
|Miku: Nya-nyaan! Thank you for sending all those letters! And Miku's going to answer some of them today!|
|Question: Miku-chan, please share what your morning routine is!|
|Miku: Miku's an early riser! Miku cleans up, grooms herself and then proceeds to have her breakfast! #DereMail|
|Miku: Some oversleepers are hard to wake up! And for those who don't seem to wake up at all, have a cat punch!|
|Question: Please tell us the guidelines when going to a cat cafe!!!|
|Miku: Kitty cats are delicate creatures so if you suddenly get close to them, they'll get startled and run away. #DereMail|
|Miku: Swing those toys and those kitties will come towards to you.|
|Miku: Kitty cats are whimsical but that part of them are just adorable. Hope you'll enjoy playing those sweet games with them.|
|Question: It's about my cat. When I try to cuddle with her, she gets upset. I just don't get how a maidenly cat feels.|
|Miku: Nyaa~. Not being honest, huh. That is so cute that I almost feel jealous. #DereMail|
|Miku: I'm sure that your love has reached her. Be sure to always get along with her!|
|Miku: Oh, but she'll get upset if you disturb said kitty while she's resting or playing, so be mindful of that!|
|Question: Shake hand!|
|Miku: Nyaa. With that display, come on and come all! Nyafufu This is a whim of a kitty cat. #DereMail|
|Miku: Hope you'd all go after and catch the whimsical Miku. I'll be waiting for more of your letters.|
|Miku: The other girls that Miku's worked with a while ago said that they'll be replying soon. Look forward to that, okay?|
Miku appears in the Events listed below:
|Idol Produce: the 2nd Anniversary||11/28/2013 - 12/09/2013|
|Neko-chan♪ Idol Challenge||06/21/2018 - 06/29/2018|
Miku appears in the Events listed below:
Miku Maekawa appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a C rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the STANDARD difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 10 points to the player's score after their performance.
Solo Song Discography
Group Song Discography
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Miku is voiced as of August 8th, 2012 through THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 007 Maekawa Miku.
- Before joining the Producer's agency, she was employed at another production. However, she quit when there was no work, and the higher-ups told her that cat characters were overused and suggested she be a giraffe idol instead.
- In the U149 manga, she is from a different production as the main characters, which could mean she never quit her initial agency.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stats are relatively balanced, with a tiny lead in Dance.
- Miku's favorite food is hamburg steak.
- In the anime, she is shown living in 346 Production's girls' dorm along with other idols, including Miho Kohinata, Sae Kobayakawa, Ranko Kanzaki, and Anastasia.
- Apparently, Miku carries hair brushes and toys for cats in her bag all the time.
- Miku sometimes slips up using Kansai dialect when caught off-guard or not paying attention.
- Miku likes her birthday, but apparently hates her zodiac sign (Pisces). This might be due to her dislike towards fish.
- She shares the same birthday with Shinobu Kazama.
- Due to the extreme opposite between her image as a cat idol and her actual self, she has two different nicknames; "Miku-nyan" as an idol and "Maekawa-san" as a school student (the latter being her common nickname among her school friends).
- Miku's dislike for fish is a popular subject in fanworks, with many depicting her being faced with fish, forced to eat fish, or put together with idols who are associated with fish, such as Nanami Asari.
- After Miya Miyao received her second SSR (which depicts her as a cat in the Awakened form), they are sometimes depicted together in fanart.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cinderella Post Images|
|June 28th, 2018 at 5:23 P.M.||October 30th, 2018 at 6:32 P.M.||August 17th, 2019 at 2:28 P.M.|
|August 12th, 2020 at 5:08 P.M.||February 22nd, 2021 at 2:27 P.M.||June 6th, 2021 at 5:15 P.M.|
|November 16th, 2021 at 5:22 P.M.|
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Stickers|
|Granblue Fantasy Collaboration|
|Shingeki no Bahamut Event Cards|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Cat Party]||[Dreamin' Bride]||[Aventure Chat]|
|[Happy Nyaa Year]||[Nyandaful World]||[Carefree Master]|
Miku in the anime.
Miku in SHINY FESTA.
Starlight Stage's 1st anniversary Key Visual.
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown art.
Miku in Dice DE Cinderella.
Miku's profile in POPLINKS (Nyanderful Check).
Miku's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).