|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||Unranked|
|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|
|Stage for Cinderella||Unranked||Not a candidate|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
Kai is a young swimmer with an adventurous spirit. She hails from Osaka and is very passionate about swimming and idol work. Due to her love of swimming, a lot of her cards feature swimwear and aquatic themes. Kai could be considered one of the more tomboyish girls and is often depicted as the mood-maker type. In a few theater comics, She is shown to have a small friendly rivalry with Nagisa Aino, and the two compete to see who is more athletic. They are also part of a unit called Hot Art Jumpin' (ホットアートジャンピン) along with Saki Yoshioka, these three are shown to interact in various media.
Kai first began swimming at a very young age, due to getting forced by her parents to take swimming lessons. She didn't quite enjoy it and was constantly urged to quit for good, however, during her childhood, her dad took her to an aquarium park for the first time and was amazed by the swimming sea animals she saw. Because of this experience, she later on came to the conclusion that swimming can make people smile, which is why she quickly regained interest and remained passionate about her hobby ever since. She also shows a big liking toward dolphins because of her love for aquarium parks and they're depicted in both her casual and stage outfits. Kai is also shown to sometimes speak before she thinks, making her seem like a bit of an airhead.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, She encourages Mutsumi Ujiie to help her instigate dolphins to get splashed by them. Kai’s fashion sense has proved to be somewhat troublesome, as she doesn’t like skirts and has difficulty not wearing a swimsuit as her casual street clothes. She knows of Sanae Katagiri’s drinking habits and has trouble keeping up with Arisa Mochida’s enthusiasm on the beach.
Kai first appeared on March 12th, 2013 as one of the new idols in the game.
Kai appears in the Events listed below:
Kai appeared on June 23rd, 2016 in the game.
Kai appears in the Events listed below:
|Unit Name||With (Members)||Origin||Debut||Date|
|Hot Art Jumpin' (ホットアートジャンピン)||Nagisa Aino, Saki Yoshioka|
|Hot Athletes (ホットアスリーテス)||Nagisa Aino|
|Dreaming Sports Girl (夢見るスポーツ少女)||Nagisa Aino, Mahiro Kitagawa|
|With Support! Hot-Blooded Sports Girl (応援を力に！熱血スポーツ少女)||Nagisa Aino, Mahiro Kitagawa, Tomoka Wakabayashi, Yuki Himekawa|
|smart & smart||Saki Yoshioka, Akiha Ikebukuro|
|Space Style (スペーススタイル)||Saki Yoshioka, Kozue Yusa|
|Cyber Space Tourists (電脳宇宙の観光客)||Saki Yoshioka, Kozue Yusa, Setsuna Imura|
|Commentary☆Fresh Fish Corner (解説☆鮮魚コーナー)||Nanami Asari|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Kai's hair resembles Miki Hoshii's (in her Awakened form) and Mio Honda's hair.
- Players who have keen eyes may also notice that Kai's hairstyle resembles Otoha Umeki's, with the difference being the hair color (Kai's is brunette, while Otoha's is blonde) and the ahoge.
- She shares the same birthday with Hiromi Seki.
- Her appreciation times on Twitter are held every day at 24:00 and 24:40 JST with the hashtags Kai Nishijima Will Inform You About 24:00 (#西島櫂が24時をお知らせします Nishijima Kai ga 24-ji o Oshirase Shimasu) and Everyday at 24:40 is Kai Nishijima Time (#毎日24時40分は西島櫂タイム Mainichi 24-ji 40-bu wa Nishijima Kai Taimu).
- Her line "警備員さーん！変質者で一すっ！！！！" (Anchisukiru-san! Henshitsusha desu!!!!) meaning "Security guard! It's a pervert!!!!" from the beginning of her first commu is frequently used as a meme among Kai producers on Twitter.
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cinderella Post Images|
| August 23th, 2018
at 3:20 P.M.
| July 6th, 2019
at 3:21 P.M.
| September 7th, 2020|
at 2:53 P.M.
| January 30th, 2021
at 1:21 P.M.
| October 9th, 2021
at 5:43 P.M.
| July 7th, 2022|
at 3:24 P.M.
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
"Feels so good!"
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|Starlight Stage Card Cameos|
|Starlight Stage SR Cameos|
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown illustration.