|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Kako Takafuji (Japanese: 鷹富士茄子 Takafuji Kako) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Rana Morishita (Japanese: 森下来奈 Morishita Rana).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||30|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||26||18|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||25||27|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||5||5|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||36|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||32|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||13|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||4|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||43|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||40|
"Fufu, spending Hatsumode with you is almost like a date♪ I have a lot of confidence in my luck. As thanks for finding me, I'll make sure to bring you happiness, Producer~"
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
I'm Kako Takafuji. It's not Nasu, it's Kako~. Hehe♪ That's the greeting I promised to you.
Kako is almost the personification of the traditional Japanese New Year. She loves datemaki (sweetened egg roll) and kurikinton (chestnuts and sweet potato), both traditional New Year's dishes. She is extremely talented at many things that she tries and has incredible luck. Her one weakness is that she is very bad at telling jokes.
As an idol, Kako makes plenty of friends, such as the clumsy Karin Domyoji and Hotaru Shiragiku, fellow luckbringer Yoshino Yorita, to fellow 20 year-olds Miyo Harada and Yuki Himekawa.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Kako is introduced as being very knowledgeable about the customs of the New Year. She is seen as extremely lucky, earning Shinobu Kudo a lottery prize, and other idols seem to enjoy her company for their benefit. She commonly mentions the Japanese folktale of the eggplant, the falcon, and Mount Fuji. She appears to have trouble behaving in an idol-like manner, and but her versatility and seriousness encourage her fellow idols to do their best.
|Originally posted 05/26/2021. Translation source.|
|Kako: Hello there~. It's me, Takafuji Kako. Thank you for sending all those questions.|
|Kako: I will answer them the best that I can.|
|Question: Lately, good things keep happening to me, but I'm a pessimist so the thought “Something bad will happen any time soon”. Should I just be pleased about this?|
|Kako: Of course!! #DereMail|
|Kako: Even if something bad does happen, something good would come around right away. Which is why, enjoy those good things.|
|Kako: It's Kako~!|
|Question: Nibitashi? Agebitashi? Or maybe mabo?|
|Kako: I recommend having a nibitashi with a properly made dashi. #DereMail|
|Kako: Oozing with dashi... It's just the best.|
|Question: Kingyohime (Goldfish Princess) was so great!!!! Kako-san, have you tried goldfish scooping? I haven't successfully scooped one.|
|Kako: Yes, I did~. It is quite difficult to keep the paper scooper from tearing apart.|
|Kako: The secret is to wait for the goldfish to come to you then get close to it so that you can scoop it up.|
|Kako: That will be all for today. Everyone, I hope you all have a nice day!|
To view Kako's Cinderella Girls and Starlight Stage card lines and data, click here
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
Kako appears in the Events listed below.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage
Kako appears in the Events listed below.
11/30/2018 - 12/08/2018
12/19/2018 - 12/27/2018
|Not a featured card.|
05/21/2019 - 05/28/2019
01/20/2020 - 01/28/2020
08/31/2020 - 09/08/2020
|Not a featured card.|
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Max Beat||Kako Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS! Max Beat|
|Shiawase no Rule||Kako Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER for the NEXT! 06 Shiawase no Rule|
|Hatsuyume o Anata to||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS EXTRA! Kimi no Stage Ishou, Hontou wa…|
|Trust me||Kako Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 10th ANNIVERSARY M@GICAL WONDERLAND TOUR!!! Tropical Land Original CD|
|Kimi e no Uta||Kako Solo Ver.|
|Go Just Go!||Kako Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER GOLD RUSH! 01 Go Just Go!|
|Sasanoha ni, Utakata ni.||Kako Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER R/LOCK ON! 14 Sasanoha ni, Utakata ni.|
Trivia & Fan Culture
- Kako is voiced as of July 31st, 2018 through [Kokai's Happiness God] SR card in the original Mobage game, as a result of placing fourth overall in the 7th Cinderella Girl General Election.
- While she was introduced at the end of 2011, she did not get a card set released in a month other than December or January until Summer 2016.
- Her name contains the kanji for Mount Fuji (富士), hawk (鷹), and eggplant (茄子, usually read as "nasu"). In Japan, the first dream of the New Year is considered prophetic of the dreamer's luck for the rest of the year. The most lucky symbols are said to be Mount Fuji, a hawk, or an eggplant.
- Kako was the first idol to receive a limited SS rare card while unvoiced on January 4th, 2018. She received her 4th SS rare card on July 31st, 2020. This makes her the fastest idol to receive 4 SS rare cards, spanning only 2 years and several months.
- The "Goddess of Fortune" SR was first released for New Year's 2012, or the year of the dragon, represented by the dragon on Kako's ema. When this SR was ported to Starlight Stage for New Year's 2017, the year of the rooster, this dragon was replaced by a chicken.
- She shares the same birthday with Karin Domyoji.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cinderella Post Images|
|July 1st, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.||January 1st, 2019 at 10:23 A.M.||February 1st, 2021 at 5:23 P.M.|
|July 7th, 2021 at 2:43 P.M.||May 21th, 2022 at 5:12 P.M.|
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Fortune Invoking Dancer]||[The Colors I Met By Chance]||[The Night When Stars Meet]|
|[Ephemeral Mermaid]||[Light, At It's Peak]|
|Starlight Stage SSR Cameos|
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Kako's profile in POPLINKS (Bring Fortune).
Kako's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).