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|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Chiaki Kurokawa (Japanese: 黒川千秋 Kurokawa Chiaki) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She first appeared on November 28, 2011 as one of the initial Normal idols from Work. She is currently unvoiced.
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||49|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||Unranked|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||Unranked|
"You're my producer? Pleased to meet you, I am Kurokawa Chiaki, my goal is to reach the top. I'll overcome any intensive training for this."
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
"My name is Chiaki Kurokawa. I'm here to make it to the top and I'm willing to work hard for that."
Chiaki is a very serious and mature young woman. In her initial cards she acts very aloof and serious, but starts being a bit more cheerful after meeting Misato in the Pajama Party event. Chiaki comments that Misato’s cheerfulness managed to move her, and the two wound up being friends. She is also friends with Midori, both known as Brillant Noir. Chiaki also has a close relationship with Yukimi, similar to an older sister to the younger idol.
It was revealed in Starlight Stage that Chiaki became an idol purely to aim for the top. As she heard that idols aren't limited to singing, dancing, or acting, and can take different jobs; she decided to become an idol to surpass her own limits.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, she can be seen attending the Pajama Party with Misato and notes that everyone else attending is very young compared to them. It was not until the Pajama Party where Chiaki decided to lighten up her demeanor towards people. While staying at a hotel for an off-site job, Mahiro points out that Chiaki’s nightdress is in a much more mature style than the cutesy pajamas she wore to the Pajama Party. Chiaki says that it’s important for idols to wear things that suit them, causing Mahiro to laugh as she says that Chiaki is actually choosing a style the Producer likes. Chiaki is quick to deny this. Depicted as quick on her feet, she makes a quick save when both Miyabi and Misaki drop trays of food at an event. She is a good swimmer. Chiaki’s dream role is that of the daughter of a noble family, clad in a regal dress, or a slightly greedy queen. In the later strips, while Chiaki has since been closer to fellow 20 year-old idols, she draws the line between having a beer party with them and meeting the Producer in a personal dinner.
|Originally posted 10/05/2021. Translation source.|
|Chiaki: Good for you all. I, Kurokawa Chiaki, will be the one to answer the questions sent in for DereMail.|
|Chiaki: As there may be questions that I may not be able to answer, I apologize in advance. Now, let's begin.|
|Question: Kurokawa-san, what is the best rival for you?|
|Chiaki: That would be the urge to procrastinate. It is quite annoying and formidable. And one must always struggle with it... Right?|
|Question: What do you do during bath time?|
|Chiaki: What I focus on usually changes depending on my condition for that day, but I guess taking care of my hair would be the main thing I do.|
|Chiaki: I received a lot of compliments for my hair, so I believe that that is one of my appeals.|
|Question: I'm preparing to take an entrance exam, but studying is so hard. Could you cheer me on? I want to become ladylike, stylish and splendid college student just like you, Chiaki-chan.|
|Chiaki: Fufu Thank you for those kind words. If you want to be like the woman you look up to, then you have to brace yourself for it.|
|Chiaki: Wondering if the efforts you put in would lead you towards reaching your goal or not... It is because you don't have a definite answer that makes the entrance exam even harder, isn't it?|
|Chiaki: However, you would do just fine. After all, you are modeling yourself after me, remember?|
|Chiaki: And also, you probably know this. About how to handle predicaments and struggling against anxiety.|
|Chiaki: I believe that I'll be hearing the news of your passing. I wish the best for you.|
|Chiaki: Well, that would be it for this time. I hope we meet again.|
04/13/2020 - 04/18/2020
Trivia and Fan Culture
- In Starlight Stage, her image stats are fairly balanced with a small lead in Vocal.
- Chiaki is the second youngest Red Ballad member, the youngest being Aya.
- A Cinderella Girls Theater Wide strip, based on the Furachi na CANVAS event, depicts a scene in which Sachiko wears various wigs to emulate Syuko's fashion. One of these wigs resembles Chiaki's hair.
- Ever since the beginning, Chiaki is often placed as the second Cool idol in the roster, much like Yuka and Aiko for respectively Cute and Passion. This has led some fans to depict all three together in the same fashion of New Generation.
- Coincidentally, Chiaki is also the only unvoiced one out of all three.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|February 2017 Talk Battle Show Sprites|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|[Noblesse Noire] SSR||[Rainy Night Vow] SSR|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Noblesse Noire]||[Rainy Night Vow]|
Chiaki's profile in POPLINKS (Melodious Shine).
Chiaki's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).
Starlight Stage's 4th anniversary countdown art.