|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Shiki Ichinose (Japanese: 一ノ瀬志希 Ichinose Shiki) is an idol available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Kotomi Aihara (Japanese: 藍原ことみ Aihara Kotomi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||43||44|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||6||6|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||3||5|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||39|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||41|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||8||6|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||5||6|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||3|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||2|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
I'm Shiki Ichinose~! Sniff sniff, I came here because of Producer's pleasant-like scent~♪
According to her first Starlight Stage Memorial commu, Shiki first met Producer overseeing a location shoot. During a break, Shiki passed by him and noticed his scent. Calling it unique, she says to herself that she's made a "rich discovery." Producer notices her loitering and asked her what's she was up to. Just sniffing him, she disregards his question and asks what Producer is doing instead. Stating that they're filming a television program for idols, Shiki spontaneously does an idol-like greeting for the program, perfectly emulating the host of the idol show. After doing the introduction, Shiki comments how idols "stimulate males' visual cortices" and how acting like an idol was fun. As if distracted, she immediately changes the subject to Producer's scent and says he smells pretty good. Telling Shiki that he's an idol producer, she tells Producer what made him smell good wasn't his suit or the script he was holding, but his sweat. Just from his scent, Shiki can tell that the Producer is a good guy and that he enjoys his work. Agreeing with her statement, Shiki requests to be produced by him and teach her to be an idol. If being an idol is so fun, Shiki believes that she's up for the task. Introducing herself as Shiki Ichinose, she requests to be on camera right away as she's now an idol. Taking all of Producer's strength to wrangle her away from the camera, Shiki starts her idol journey from that day onward.
A curious and easily-bored girl who is motivated by finding new things to hold her attention; if it's not interesting, she's not interested. Around the office, she's known for her ridiculously short attention span and often wanders off to find things she wants to do. It's a mystery on how she spends her time wandering around, but it's thought that she wanders about looking for things to keep her attention and entertain her. When talking to others, she derails the conversation and changes the subject if she's disinterested. Shiki is even known to leave mid-conversation if it gets stale, not caring about what was talked about in the first place. Currently, the longest time she can stay focused on a task is 3 minutes. Due to her short attention span, Shiki is carefree, easygoing, and happy-go-lucky. She often does what she wants, when she wants. Because of this, Shiki is extremely hard to keep under control, slipping away without noticing or verbally influencing Producer to do what she wants to do. Additionally, Shiki comes across as messy and unkept. A bit of a slob, she often forgets to clean up after herself, often leaving a garbage trail behind her. She also doesn't care if her shoulder straps fall or if she shows a large amount of cleavage, just being dressed is enough for her. She also likes to tease Producer and other idols, often saying that she'll experiment or drug them if they become naughty. Though positive, Shiki tends to hide her negative feelings and internalize them, only coming out during intimate moments with other idols or Producer.
One of Shiki's mannerisms is that she often smells everything around her: people, animals, and more. Having a superb sense of smell, she is also able to differentiate individual scents and replicate scents chemically. It's implied that she also has synesthesia as she often links scents to concepts that aren't normally associated with odors. She has a self-proclaimed scent fetish and finds pleasure in smelling scents that she loves (e.g. Producer's blazer, fresh laundry, rain, etc.). When meeting someone for the first time, she often likes to appear behind them and smell their neck. If the smell is particularly good, she'll dig her nose into their clothes and won't leave until pried off. By smelling someone, she can determine their emotional state. Her acute sense of smell can also locate people (like a dog), finding people like Frederica and Producer with ease.
Despite becoming an idol due to Producer's scent, Shiki became seriously devoted to being an idol due to its unpredictability. In her years of study, being an idol is something she's never learned in books. Everchanging, it's something that she has to experience for herself. During practice or work, her easygoing personality changes becoming focused and resolute. Many idols both are intrigued and idolize how Shiki can go from scatterbrained to serious the moment she steps onto the stage, an entirely different person. Shiki's shrewdness and perceptiveness leads her to often offer advice to her fellow idols in her own way; she often doesn't give them the answer they're looking for, but the answer that they need. Because of this, idols see Shiki as someone to look up to, but often have to take care of her outside idol-related work. Additionally, she often does simple experiments when other idols wonder about science phenomena. Examples include Ema shocking Producer when she wondered if conductivity was genetic and the kids of THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: U149 parachuting Haru's eraser out the window to test the theory of gravity.
Though Shiki's laid-back personality can make some people infer that she isn't smart, this is far from the truth. From a young age, she was a gifted child and is extremely intelligent. This thirst for knowledge was encouraged by her father, a chemistry scholar. Thus, Shiki was interested in the sciences since childhood. She's also highly perceptive and has a great memory, even saying herself that she studied for a year abroad in America (but came back as she was bored). Many people think that she is just a high-school returnee, but it's implied that she skipped grades and graduated in chemistry at an American university. In conversation, Shiki often talks in science-related jargon that no one understands and can speak many different languages fluently, including English. Because of her love for science, Shiki loves experiments and is best described as a "mad scientist." She enjoys experimenting and makes scent-based concoctions like perfume and aphrodisiacs as a hobby in her garage, thanks to her spot on sense of smell. Due to this sense of smell and knowledge in chemistry, it's implied she uses pheromones to attract her fans.
Shiki is mostly open about her feelings, but there are some things she will refuse to talk about. Shiki's commu in Starlight Stage hint that her relationship with her parents is strained and she remains rather distant, with her father being the one closer to her. Shiki's father frequently travels all over the world to participate in research work concerning chemistry, spending little time with Shiki as a result. Despite this, Shiki has fond memories of taking photos with him. As for Shiki's mother, there is hardly any information on her, as Shiki has refused to talk about her. In Shiki's Tsubomi event card in Starlight Stage, one of her pre-special training lines in the card hinted that she had a wish concerning her mother, but she stopped herself without elaborating. Due to her family situation, she lives alone. She rarely goes back to her apartment, often hanging around the office or with her friends.
Shiki's closest friend is Frederica, due to them sharing similar personalities. Whenever they talk together, their conversations are unintelligible and non-sensical to outsiders. Frederica is one of the only people who can keep up with Shiki's wandering and often knows exactly what she's thinking. Syuko also hangs out with the two of them, even though most of the time she doesn't know what they talk about. It's a common gag for Syuko to try and keep Shiki and Frederica from bouncing off the walls with all of her power. Shiki is also close to the other members of LiPPS, Kanade and Mika. She has also bonded with Asuka due to them being in the same unit Dimension-3, often chatting about life and philosophy. In THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: U149, she becomes Haru's role model after she becomes Shiki's back-up dancer.
|Originally posted 10/23/2021. Translation source.|
|Shiki: Hello, Shiki-chan here. These DereMails have been piling up so time to give them some answers.|
|Shiki: Looks like a lot of curious minds want to know more about me.|
|Question: What should I do when I wake up in the middle of the night?|
|Shiki: Nothing? Wake up! And once you get bored of being awake, go back to sleep. #DereMail|
|Question: Shiki-chan! What kind of experiment are you doing today?|
|Shiki: Oh, good question! About that... #DereMail|
|Shiki: Sorry. The agency did not give its approval. Let's do this again if this gets remembered, okay.|
|Question: Do you cook your own food, Shiki-san?|
|Shiki: Did one the other day! The best food that Shiki-chan prepared with all her might! I made noodles by putting hot water in its cup! #DereMail|
|Shiki: Guess that will do for now. Might come back to answer again if I feel like to, okay.|
Shiki appears in the Events listed below:
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Shiki is voiced as of June 27th, 2015 through her appearance in the eleventh episode of MAGIC HOUR radio show (Special Edition), as a result of placing fifth overall in the 4th Cinderella Girl General Election.
- As a child, her father would often take pictures of her.
- One of Shiki's favorite things is tabasco sauce and she loves putting it on her pizza.
- Shiki loathes wasabi and isn't a morning person.
- Shiki has anemia.
- When she first appears in-person in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: U149, the background features text from a book, more specifically Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
- It's rumored that when you search her name in Japanese then in English, the search results are different.
- This implies her being known as an idol in Japan but an academic & the daughter of her chemist father in America.
- Fans called her Shikinyan when she was first released. After some time, the nickname first became canon in a Cinderella Gekijou strip.
- She is often depicted with Miku Maekawa due to them both having cat-like themes to their character.
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|Cingeki Promotional Art|
|Cinderella Post Images|
|March 16th, 2019 at 2:52 P.M.||January 7th, 2020 at 6:21 P.M.||December 8th, 2020 at 8:52 P.M.|
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Hokkaido Idol Produce Sprites (Casual)|
|Hokkaido Idol Produce Sprites (Costume)|
|Granblue Fantasy Collaboration|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Mystic Elixir]||[Invitation Dive]||[Ironical Entranger]|
|[Serene Essence]||[Merry Bad Utopia]||[Dolce Puella]|
|Shingeki no Bahamut Event Cards|
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary Key Visual.
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 4th anniversary countdown art.
Shiki in Dice DE Cinderella.
Shiki in Theater Days.
Shiki's profile in POPLINKS (Chemical Perfume).
Shiki's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).
Shiki's new outfit in POPLINKS (ROTARY:crank).
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 9th Anniversary Memorial Party Key Visual