|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Chihiro Senkawa (千川ちひろ Senkawa Chihiro) is the Producer's secretary who appears in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Rina Satou (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.
Chihiro debuts in 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.
Chihiro makes her second appearance in 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 Fools 2016.
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 her agency (which is unnamed, as the 2015 anime's 346 Production was not used to represent Cinderella Girls' agency) canonically not having any named presidents or chief executives, Chihiro herself recommended the five idol nominations from the Cinderella Girls branch while the other branches had personal recommendations from their respective agency presidents. In this game, she is also addressed by Ranko Kanzaki as The Green Empress.
The additional set of Donjara NEO contains a special tile of Chihiro. Chihiro's tile belongs in a special category of tiles. Chihiro's tile in particular cannot be used to form any yaku hand combinations, but players can discard her tile to draw two tiles from the wall and discard two tiles in the same turn. This tile is extremely powerful since not only can the player draw multiple tiles in succession, but the discarded tiles cannot be claimed by other players for any reason. This results with a very strong, but safe turn that could snowball into a winning hand or a standby declaration.
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.
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[Feel My Heart]
[Miracle Holy Night]
[Night of Horror]
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