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Kaoru Sakuraba

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Kaoru Sakuraba
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SideM Character Data
Name: 桜庭薫 (Sakuraba Kaoru)
Voice actor: 內田雄馬 (Uchida Yuuma)
Age: 26
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Shoe Size: 26.5 cm
Birthday: September 24th
Blood type: A
Hobbies: Reading, especially his sister's worn out poetry book
Skills: Magic tricks
Handedness: Ambidextrous
Horoscope: Libra
Hometown: Kyoto
Ex-Job: Doctor
Card Type: Intelligent
Image Color:     
Autograph
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Kaoru Sakuraba (桜庭薫 Sakuraba Kaoru) is an Intelligent type idol available in THE iDOLM@STER: SideM. His basic card is Rare and is the leader of the Intelligent category, as well as one of three idols that can be chosen at the start of the game. He is part of the unit DRAMATIC STARS along with Teru and Tsubasa. He is voiced by Yuuma Uchida (內田雄馬 Uchida Yuuma).

Statistics

Annual Rankings

Event Prelim Rank Final Rank
1st Anniversary Election 05 10
2nd Anniversary Election No Ranking 08

Biographies

SideM Biography

-The cool perfectionist who relies on no one!-
"Commence the most supreme operation!"

SideM Idol File

Reasons for Becoming an Idol: To make money.

Personal Motto: Success follows hard work.

Comments for the Future: My ultimate goal is making money as a top idol; Therefore, my first order of business is becoming a first-rate one. Physical activity is my weak point, and talking with idiots pains me, but I can overcome any obstacle.

Comments about Unit Members: Between a pushy, sweltering middle-aged man and a brat who has no worth other than his smile and his stomach, I'd rather not associate in private with these people at all. But, as idols... Well, I suppose they're not technically worthless there.

GROWING STARS Biography

-From surgeon to idol!-
"Preparations has been arranged. Let's go."

THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote

"I'm Kaoru Sakuraba. 26 years old. Former surgeon doctor. As an idol, I must aim to be at the top and be ready to do my utmost diligence in any job."

Character Description

Kaoru is a stoic ex-surgeon doctor who is a perfectionist, taking his job very seriously and will do whatever it takes to become the top idol. He tends to come off as rude towards other idols, refusing to participate in conversations and activities that don't bring any benefit. He hates talking to dumb people such as his fellow unitmate Teru, which often leads to the two getting into heated arguments and Tsubasa having to break the two up. Despite his resentment towards such people, he still cares for them. He also warms up a bit after he's become comfortable in someone's presence, though he doesn't want to show his obvious appreciation towards the Producer which then manifests in his frequent medical advice. He insists this is just leftover habits from his old job.

His career choice and drive to become an idol is due to his older sister, who he loves very much especially her singing, was hospitalized and eventually passed away from an incurable disease when he was young. He never fails to carry or wear a dolphin pendant that was gifted by his sister after praising him for his singing. In order to help eliminate the same disease that took his sister's life, he needs a large amount of money to fund the cause.

Game Discography

Song Discography

Image songs

Because

Recorded Solo Songs

Recorded Solo Songs
Song Classification CD
MOON NIGHT no Sei ni Shite Kaoru Sakuraba Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION
Because Solo Song THE IDOLM@STER SideM ORIGIN@L PIECES 04
POKER FAITH Kaoru Sakuraba Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER SideM WakeMini! SOLO COLLECTION 03 INTELLIGENCE Ver.
Nandodemo Waraou Kaoru Sakuraba Solo Remix THE IDOLM@STER Series 15th Anniversary Commemoration Song "Nandodemo Waraou"

Recorded Group Songs

Recorded Group Songs
Song CD Sung With
STARLIGHT CELEBRATE! THE IDOLM@STER SideM ST@RTING LINE-02 DRAMATIC STARS Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
DRAMATIC NONFICTION
DRIVE A LIVE
Yozora o Kirameku Hoshi no You ni THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC 01 DRAMATIC STARS & High×Joker Teru Tendo, Tsubasa Kashiwagi, Shiki Iseya, Hayato Akiyama, Haruna Wakazato, Jun Fuyumi, and Natsuki Sakaki
MOON NIGHT no Sei ni Shite THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY DISC 01 DRAMATIC STARS & High×Joker Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Beyond The Dream THE IDOLM@STER SideM "Beyond The Dream" 315 ALLSTARS
315 Intelligent Idols
Reason!! THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 01 "Reason!!" 315 STARS
Ryuusei PARADE Teru Tendo, Tsubasa Kashiwagi, Touma Amagase, Hokuto Ijuuin, Shouta Mitarai, Michio Hazama, Rui Maita, and Jiro Yamashita
Fuyu no Hi no Étranger Special CD: 315 St@rry Collaboration 01 ~DRAMATIC STARS&Beit~ Kyoji Takajo, Pierre, Minori Watanabe, Teru Tendo, and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Sa-yo-na-ra Summer Holiday Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
ARRIVE TO STAR THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 07 "ARRIVE TO STAR" Teru Tendo, and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Reason!!
DRIVE A LIVE THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 08 "GLORIOUS RO@D" 315 STARS
GLORIOUS RO@D THE IDOLM@STER SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 08 "GLORIOUS RO@D" 315 STARS
POKER FAITH THE IDOLM@STER SideM WakeMini! MUSIC COLLECTION 03 315 STARS (Intelligent Ver.)
DREAM JOURNEY THE IDOLM@STER SideM 4th ANNIVERSARY DISC "LIVE in your SMILE / DREAM JOURNEY" 315 STARS
ASTERISK THE IDOLM@STER SideM 5th ANNIVERSARY DISC 02 DRAMATIC STARS & Shinsoku Ikkon & F-LAGS Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Fine Day! Find Way! Teru Tendo, Tsubasa Kashiwagi, Genbu Kurono, Suzaku Akai, Kazuki Tsukumo, Ryo Akizuki, and Daigo Kabuto
Your Nobility THE IDOLM@STER SideM WORLD TRE@SURE 12 Genbu Kurono and Kazuki Tsukumo
MEET THE WORLD! (UNITED KINGDOM ver.)
PRIDE STAR (DRAMATIC STARS ver.) THE IDOLM@STER SideM 5th ANNIVERSARY UNIT COLLECTION -PRIDE STAR- Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
Nandodemo Waraou THE IDOLM@STER Series 15th Anniversary Commemoration Song "Nandodemo Waraou" THE IDOLM@STER FIVE STARS!!!!!
Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
GOOD NEW MORNING THE IDOLM@STER SideM NEW STAGE EPISODE:12 DRAMATIC STARS Teru Tendo and Tsubasa Kashiwagi
NEXT STAGE! (DRAMATIC STARS Ver.)

Trivia and Fan Culture

Trivia

  • Kaoru's given name means "Fragrance" and his surname literally means "Cherry Blossom Garden". Combining them will translate to "Fragrant Cherry Blossom Garden".
  • Kaoru was ranked as the tenth most popular character in the first election of THE iDOLM@STER: SideM.
  • In his unchanged SideM Xmas Live 2015 SR card, Kaoru is seen with a gift bag containing glasses. This bag also appears in Genbu Kurono's unchanged Xmas Live 2015 R card, suggesting that Genbu bought the glasses for Kaoru.
  • He is good with magic tricks. He is also a skilled ventriloquist.
  • He shares the same birthday with Megumi Ijuin.
  • In the Live on Stage's New Year Countdown Live 2018 event, Kaoru's SR appeal can be connected with Ryu Kimura's - starting from Kaoru attempting to catch Ryu from nearly tripping over.
  • Kaoru has matching pajamas with his unitmates Teru and Tsubasa, as told by Teru when asked by Yusuke from the Live on Stage's pajama photoshoot event.
  • In the Granblue Fantasy side story, Kaoru reached a rank of 103 in the span of mere months before their PV shoot in-story. It is unknown whether he truly did it for research purposes or was simply enjoying the game.
  • According to his "Candid Shot" card, he says that he is not a morning person.

Fan Culture

  • Kaoru is mainly nicknamed "Kaoru Sensei" (かおるせんせぇ) or just "Sensei" (せんせぇ) by fans due to having the same given name, romanized and kanji, as the idol Kaoru Ryuzaki (who refers to the Producer as "Sensei"), which both of them were paired in some fanworks.
  • Because Ranko's and Kaoru's voice actors, Maaya and Yuuma Uchida respectively by age, are siblings, fans sometimes feature this pair on their fan works.
  • A meme involving him has emerged thanks to the first SideM event: during the appeal chances, the sprite for his ranking SR in that event was animated in a way that made him appear to be sliding in on an office chair. This became a running joke in the fan community and was even performed by Kaoru's seiyuu Yuuma Uchida during the Niconico live stream for SideM on January 17th.
  • Although semi-unofficial, he is commonly associated with Megane Z, a group of glasses-wearing idols from the production. The other members are Nao Okamura, Michio Hazama, Shiki Iseya, Kyosuke Aoi, Ryo Akizuki and Genbu Kurono.

Character Gallery

Cards

SideM Cards

THE iDOLM@STER SideM: LIVE ON ST@GE! Cards

THE iDOLM@STER SideM GROWING STARS Cards