|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Miku Maekawa (前川みく Maekawa Miku) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Natsumi Takamori (高森奈津美 Takamori Natsumi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||28|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||29||33|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||26||22|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||5||2|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||5||8|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||19|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||27|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||30|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||25|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||22|
|Stage for Cinderella||11||Not a candidate|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Anime Idol Profile
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
"Meow! Here I go!"
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
Miku is a girl who really loves cats and likes to pretend she is one. Belonging in the Cute category, she is also the very first rival idol players encounter in the game. She is constantly in role, only stopping the cat girl act when in public places or to avoid drawing a crowd. She almost always wears cat ears and makes cat poses when happy.
She gets extremely annoyed when she is told to stop saying “nya” or being forced to stop having fun. While she comes from Osaka, Miku doesn't really share any of the traits associated with the stereotype. She doesn’t speak the Kansai dialect and doesn’t like tsukkomi and boke routines. She detests fish, despite loving to act like a cat, and gets frustrated when people assume she likes fish. However, being an Osakan, she's fond of takoyaki. When she gets frustrated by the staff in her drama CD, she throws their communicator speaker into the trash twice.
Despite being immature and fickle on occasion, including going on strike in the cafe when she's passed over for a debut in the anime, she also has a serious side as well. After her angry episode in the cafe, she's the first to console the other non-debuted idols and tell them they'll get their turn. She appears to take her studies seriously, being such an involved student that she's often overlooked or mistaken for someone else when she's in her "serious student" mode. She mentioned in one of her commus in Starlight Stage that she has never gotten a failing grade, underlining her studious nature. During the Nothing but You event, Nao Kamiya remarks that the usual, serious Miku fits more into the "cool" category than "cute".
Her cat obsession appears to date back several years; a photo in the anime shows her as a young child wearing cat ears, and her closet is full of pictures of cats that she took when she was little.
Miku thinks her birthday is very significant. It falls on 2/22, which also happens to be Japan's National Cat Day (222 sounds similar to "nya nya nya" when said in Japanese).
|Originally posted on 08/03/2020. Translation source.|
|Miku: Nya-nyaan! Thank you for sending all those letters! And Miku's going to answer some of them today!|
|Question: Miku-chan, please share what your morning routine is!|
|Miku: Miku's an early riser! Miku cleans up, grooms herself and then proceeds to have her breakfast! #DereMail|
|Miku: Some oversleepers are hard to wake up! And for those who don't seem to wake up at all, have a cat punch!|
|Question: Please tell us the guidelines when going to a cat cafe!!!|
|Miku: Kitty cats are delicate creatures so if you suddenly get close to them, they'll get startled and run away. #DereMail|
|Miku: Swing those toys and those kitties will come towards to you.|
|Miku: Kitty cats are whimsical but that part of them are just adorable. Hope you'll enjoy playing those sweet games with them.|
|Question: It's about my cat. When I try to cuddle with her, she gets upset. I just don't get how a maidenly cat feels.|
|Miku: Nyaa~. Not being honest, huh. That is so cute that I almost feel jealous. #DereMail|
|Miku: I'm sure that your love has reached her. Be sure to always get along with her!|
|Miku: Oh, but she'll get upset if you disturb said kitty while she's resting or playing, so be mindful of that!|
|Question: Shake hand!|
|Miku: Nyaa. With that display, come on and come all! Nyafufu This is a whim of a kitty cat. #DereMail|
|Miku: Hope you'd all go after and catch the whimsical Miku. I'll be waiting for more of your letters.|
|Miku: The other girls that Miku's worked with a while ago said that they'll be replying soon. Look forward to that, okay?|
Miku first appeared on November 28th, 2011 as one of the initial idols in the game.
Miku appears in the Events listed below:
|Idol Produce: the 2nd Anniversary||11/28/2013 - 12/9/2013|
|Neko-chan♪ Idol Challenge||6/21/2018 - 6/29/2018|
Miku appeared on September 3rd, 2015 as one of the initial idols in the game.
Miku appears in the Events listed below:
Miku appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note as a C rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the STANDARD difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 10 points to the player's score after their performance.
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Miku is voiced as of August 8th, 2012 through THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 007 Maekawa Miku.
- Before joining the Producer's agency, she was employed at another production. However, she quit when there was no work, and the higher-ups told her that cat characters were overused and suggested she be a giraffe idol instead.
- In the U149 manga, she is from a different production as the main characters, which could mean she never quit her initial agency.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stats are relatively balanced, with a tiny lead in Dance.
- Miku's favorite food is hamburg steak.
- In the anime, she is shown living in 346 Production's girls' dorm along with other idols, including Miho Kohinata, Sae Kobayakawa, Ranko Kanzaki, and Anastasia.
- Apparently, Miku carries hair brushes and toys for cats in her bag all the time.
- Miku sometimes slips up using Kansai dialect when caught off-guard or not paying attention.
- Miku likes her birthday, but apparently hates her zodiac sign (Pisces). This might be due to her dislike towards fish.
- She shares the same birthday with Shinobu Kazama.
- Due to the extreme opposite between her image as a cat idol and her actual self, she has two different nicknames; "Miku-nyan" as an idol and "Maekawa-san" as a school student (the latter being her common nickname among her school friends).
- Her dislike for fish is a popular subject in fanworks, with many depicting her being faced with fish, forced to eat fish, or put together with idols who are associated with fish, such as Nanami Asari, which both of them sung Gyouten! Sea World! and Zenkai! Miracle Adventure! together.
- In most recent stuff she seems to start overcoming her dislike for fish, mostly likely due to Nanami's influence.
- After Miya Miyao received her second SSR (which depicts her as a cat), they are sometimes depicted together in fanart.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
[Moon Night Cat]
[Holy Night Cat]
[Baron the Cat]
|Cinderella Post Images|
| June 28th, 2018
at 5:23 P.M.
| October 30th, 2018
at 6:32 P.M.
| August 17th, 2019|
at 2:28 P.M.
| August 12th, 2020
at 5:08 P.M.
| February 22nd, 2021
at 2:27 P.M.
| June 6th, 2021|
at 5:15 P.M.
| November 16th, 2021
at 5:22 P.M.
| December 15th, 2022|
at 6:36 P.M.
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
[Happy Nyaa Year]
[Charming Cat Lady]
|Starlight Stage Sprites|
Casual Outfit Sprite 01
Event Outfit Sprite 01
Event Outfit Sprite 02
Event Outfit Sprite 03
Event Outfit Sprite 04
Event Outfit Sprite 05
Event Outfit Sprite 06
Event Outfit Sprite 07
Event Outfit Sprite 08
Event Outfit Sprite 09
|Shingeki no Bahamut Event Cards|
|Granblue Fantasy Collaboration|
Cinderella Girls 10th anniversary key visual.
Starlight Stage's 1st anniversary key visual.
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown illustration.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown illustration.
Starlight Stage's 7th anniversary countdown illustration.
Miku in Dice DE Cinderella.
Miku in the anime.
Cinderella Girls anime 2nd key art.
Cinderella Girls anime 5th key art.
Cinderella Girls Theater promo art.
Miku's name card in SHINY FESTA.
Miku's profile in POPLINKS (Meowderful Check).
Miku's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).