|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Akira Sunazuka (Japanese: 砂塚あきら Sunazuka Akira) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She was the second of seven new idols introduced in Cinderella Girls following the 7th anniversary of the game. She is voiced by Miyu Tomita (Japanese: 富田美憂 Tomita Miyu).
|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||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||Unranked|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||Unranked|
"What am I doin'? Goin' home after my part-time job. What I'm doin' later? Playin' video games. You like my style? Really, now. ...Oh, I guess you might recognize my outfits from my fashion SNS account? Thanks. But what's this about idols?"
Prompt and polite while remaining cool and stylish, this streamer girl from Niigata loves fashion and video games. Akira has been in the public eye online for quite a while posting outfits on her side fashion centered SNS account alongside gaming. Because of this, Akira is confident about being an idol. However, she worries about how being an idol will differ from online. Although her daily demeanor is aloof, Akira comes alive on stage and is much more energetic.
Akira is a very modern and independent young woman, but she still chooses to live with her family and her older brother, and commutes to work from Niigata rather than moving to Tokyo. She's very disciplined and responsible, and comes across as a seasoned member of the entertainment industry due to her experience as a streamer and public figure. She is direct and stoic in her manner of speaking and outward personality, but has a hidden softer side that comes out more and more as she interacts with other idols, such as when she starts to realize that being an idol allows her to inspire more people in her commu with Mika.
Akira's preferred genre of video game is FPS, and she's notably very good at them. She finds it harder to concentrate with an audience present, shown when Producer visits her and watches her process of live-streaming.
Akira appears in the Events listed below:
02/10/2020 - 02/15/2020
09/30/2020 - 10/08/2020
08/30/2021 - 09/08/2021
02/27/2022 - 03/08/2022
09/20/2022 - 09/27/2022
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|#HE4DSHOT||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 059 Sunazuka Akira|
|Seikansekai||Akira Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER R/LOCK ON! 01 Seikansekai|
|Street Runway||Akira Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER R/LOCK ON! 07 Street Runway|
|Recorded Group Songs|
|Brand new!||Group Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Never ends & Brand new!||Akari Tsujino and Tsukasa Kiryu|
|Seikansekai||M@STER VERSION||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER R/LOCK ON! 01 Seikansekai||Kaede Takagaki, Sanae Katagiri, Chieri Ogata, Frederica Miyamoto, Kanade Hayami, Yumi Aiba, Yuka Nakano, and Hinako Kita|
|Street Runway||M@STER VERSION||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER R/LOCK ON! 07 Street Runway|
|UNIQU3 VOICES!!!||M@STER VERSION||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER PLATINUM NUMBER 02 UNIQU3 VOICES!!!|
Trivia & Fan Culture
- Akira was voiced on August 21st, 2020 through [#seaside_color] SR card in the original Mobage game, as a result of placing second in 2nd Voice Idol Audition.
- Akira uses the neutral first-person pronoun jibun, which has only recently begun to be used in a casual setting and is used primarily by young people. She is the first and currently only Cinderella Girls idol to do so, and she shares this pronoun with Michiru Enjoji and Hibiki Ganaha.
- Akira has a habit of occasionally talking in hashtags, which Brand new! lyric, there is also has a hashtag for her part.
- Akira is the third Niigata idol in Cinderella Girls after Tsubaki Egami and Sanae.
- In THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage, when Akira blushes while performing, she will raise her eyebrows and avoid eye contact with the camera. She shares the blushing trait with Tomoe, both blushing and raising eyebrow traits with Takumi and Umi and all of the traits with Nono.
- Additionally, when using the SSR [Life Online] model, the phone on her belt will change from a hashtag (#) into an orange heart while doing the facial expression mentioned above.
- According to Mika in her commu with Akira, she "[makes] everything with the intention for people to see it," referring to the content she puts out online.
- Her image song, #HE4DSHOT, is makes a reference to her hobbies of playing FPS games.
- Akira is in a unit with Mirei Hayasaka, named "My-Style Revo".
- Akira's pointed teeth have made her heavily associated with sharks in fanworks. Her initial card's skill is also titled "Shark Teeth", and the awakened form of her first SR, Streaming Cheer, gives a shirt with the text "SHARK".
- Akira's pointed teeth have also led to her association with Syoko Hoshi and SideM's Hideo Akuno, who possesses them as well, and her association with sharks led her to be associated with Nanami, who loves fish, and Kanade Hayami, who Japanese fans of the series also associate with sharks.
- Outside of the franchise, some familiar with the manga World Trigger associated her with Masato Kageura, who also has pointed teeth and was also first seen wearing a dust mask.
- Due to their similar fashion sense and shared love of streaming video games, many people have drawn comparisons between Akira and Shiki Aoki, who voices Asuka. When Akira was introduced, Aoki himself stated on Twitter that he found her pointed teeth and bottom eyelashes very cute.
- Akira is usually depicted alongside Akari Tsujino and Riamu by fans, fellow Cinderella Girls idols announced following the series' 7th anniversary. Their in-game unit was previously called #LookingForAUnitName (Japanese: #ユニット名募集中 Yunitto-mei Boshū-chū), until they finally had their true unit name revealed to be #UNICUS during the UNIQU3 VOICES!!! event.
- Due to her being a gamer, she was also depicted together with either Sana Miyoshi, Anna Mochizuki, Tenka Osaki and/or Shu Amamine.
|Cinderella Post Images|
|September 14th, 2019 at 2:21 P.M.||June 12th, 2021 at 6:27 P.M.||January 16th, 2021 at 3:27 P.M.|
|June 2019 Talk Battle Show Sprites|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Life Online]||[#EnjoyingtheMoment]||[Layered My Edgy]|
Starlight Stage's 6th anniversary Key Visual.
Starlight Stage's 4th anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown art.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 9th Anniversary Memorial Party Key Visual.