|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Chihiro Senkawa (Japanese: 千川ちひろ Senkawa Chihiro) is the Producer's secretary from 346 Production who first appears in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls.
She makes another appearance in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage, in addition to THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS and THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season.
She is voiced by Rina Satou (Japanese: 佐藤利奈 Satou Rina).
Chihiro is most commonly seen wearing an office uniform with a fluorescent green blazer, although there are some minor differences between her game and anime appearances. Her name badge is the most noticeable one; as in the games, it reads 'Chihiro' (ちひろ), while in the anime it reads 'Senkawa' (千川).
As one of her hobbies is cosplaying, she can be seen in a variety of outfits, including a swimsuit and kimono, specifically for events and announcements in the games. However, since her everyday office uniform is so outlandishly designed as a school uniform, there is a possibility that even this is part of her cosplay, but the truth is still unknown.
Incidentally, all of these cosplay costumes are kept in the office, but she herself has stated that they are her personal belongings.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Chihiro debuts in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, where she serves as the tutorial and information guide. For the April Fools' event that was held on April 1, 2013, she has a card that cannot be obtained.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage
Chihiro makes her second appearance in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage, and has the same role she had in the Mobage game. She also received a solo MV of Onegai! Cinderella along with her own 3D model in the game on April 1, 2016.
THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season
Chihiro appears in Starlit Season where she not only provides support for Project LUMINOUS mainly in May and September, but also holds an office meeting at the beginning of each month to exchange opinions and hold a tea party with Kotori Otonashi, Misaki Aoba, and Hazuki Nanakusa.
Also, due to the ambiguity of the offices, the presidents of 765 Pro and 283 Pro recommend the members of Project LUMINOUS and send them out, while Chihiro herself recommends the five idols from Cinderella Girls. In this game, she is also known by Ranko Kanzaki as Green Empress (Japanese: グリーンエンプレス Guriin Enpuresu).
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Her age is revealed in her concept art for the Cinderella Girls anime (BD Volume 9 Special Original Art Book).
- Among all the secretaries in the entire franchise, Chihiro is the shortest.
- In the first Cinderella Girls Theater Wide comic, it was revealed that she was the one publishing the rumors that often appear in Starlight Stage's loading screen.
- Her birthday, November 28th, is the release date of Cinderella Girls.
- She also shares the same birthday with Sora Kitamura.
- Japanese fandom portrays Chihiro's helpful nature as a facade, hiding a greed for the yen of every single Producer. It's common to see her called "Chihiro-sama" (ちひろ様), and an in-joke is whether she's a devil or an angel.
- She is sometimes depicted as a scary person who keeps others in line, akin to Kiyora Yanagi with Atsumi Munakata.
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|Starlight Stage SSR Cameos|
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Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Chihiro in Starlit Season.