|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Momoka Sakurai (櫻井桃華 Sakurai Momoka) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Haruka Terui (照井春佳 Terui Haruka).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||28||Unranked|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||35||32|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||42||50|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||19||18|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||32|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||42|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||44|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||36|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||31|
|Stage for Cinderella||10||Not a candidate|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
THE IDOLM@STER ALL IDOL CATALOG 2005-2016
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls U149 Anime Idol Profile
Momoka is a young, elegant girl from a wealthy family. Due to her princess-like demeanor, she has a lady-like aura surrounding her. While Momoka tries to act older than she is, she is still just a young girl and enjoys things others her age enjoy. Despite insisting she be treated like a lady, she uses the childish honorific "-chama" when addressing the Producer. Momoka enjoys tea parties and takes them very seriously, inviting many of the idols to partake in them with her, especially when it comes to similarly elegant ladies such as Otoha and Yukino. Her favorite tea and drink is Rose Hip tea. She even has a flowery, rose motif, wearing many frilly flowery casual and stage outfits.
She enjoys teasing Nao, as she notes Nao chooses her clothes and costumes with the Producer in mind. Momoka also really likes the glasses Haruna gave her and enjoys selecting kimonos with friends. She holds the Producer in very high regard and shows that she will put herself on the line in order to show him that she cares about him.
Momoka is close friends with Arisu, starting from the Near to You event commu in Starlight Stage. Being the twelve-year-old Hyogo idols, both of them view each other as rivals, duking out who's the leader for the song (which belongs to Sanae instead). After numerous battle lessons, during the festival, Momoka thinks that Arisu is not just as a worthy rival, but also a dear friend with the same vision of becoming a better person. Ever since the Near to You event commu ended, Momoka will occasionally be seen with Arisu, both encouraging Nina face to face in order to come back as an idol after her father's departure, as well as going to the party to meet Fumika in the ending of the Illusionista! event commu.
|Originally posted 10/13/2021. Translation source.|
|Momoka: Good evening to all of you. Today, I will be answering the questions you sent to us.|
|Question: If you were able to turn into your adult self 10 years from now for a day, what would you do, Momoka-chan?|
|Momoka: I believe that I would have grown 20cm taller. I would like to wear a grown-up dress and be the hostess of a party. #DereMail|
|Momoka: Then, I would want to have a drink some wine with my parents and enjoy the foods for the grown-up palate such as those spicy and bitter ones.|
|Momoka: And most of all, staying up late at night. My grown-up self would be able to do it. I would read a book while gazing at the moon.|
|Momoka: There are so many things that I would like to do that I have ended up talking for so long. I will now proceed to the next question!|
|Question: Your wink is wonderful, Momoka-chan but did your winking come naturally to you? Or did you practice for it?|
|Momoka: Thank you so much for always watching me. Yes, winking did not come naturally to me. #DereMail|
|Momoka: I have been doing my best each day to become even more adorable in order to better suit these lovely dresses.|
|Question: I don't really drink tea because of its bitter taste. Is there a way to make it easier to drink?|
|Momoka: How about you first try tea with milk? The tea leaves and the brewing time also affect the tartness, so starting with the mildest kind of tea leaves is also a good option.|
|Momoka: I believe that once you get used to the taste, you could slowly lessen the amount of sugar and milk, then even be able to drink tea plain in time!|
|Momoka: I used to add some sweetness to my cup of rose hip tea at first too.|
|Momoka: That would be all from me today. However, I would love to answer more of your questions again. Until then, have a nice day!|
Momoka appears in the Events listed below:
Momoka appears in the Events listed below:
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- She was voiced as of the 17th episode of the anime, first aired on August 8th, 2015, as a surprise cameo voice idol.
- She is considered to be the office's official "tsukkomi" character, according to the Hi-Fi☆Days event commu.
- Momoka shares the same birthday with Ranko Kanzaki and Aya Kirino.
- She has two puppies first shown in Cinderella Girls' [Rose-Colored Bride] unawakened SR, and they also appear in Starlight Stage's [Fresh Spring Nostalgia] SSR; their names are Françoise and Catherine.
- Every one of her image songs has a title that is a homage to works of French singing icon Édith Piaf.
- She is the only Hyogo idol that explicitly states a specific city (Kobe, which is the capital city of Hyogo) instead of just the prefecture in her profile's hometown section.
- The kanji "桃" (momo) in Momoka's given name means peach, and Momoka is the "peach" representative of MomoPearBerry, a tricolor unit consisting of fellow 12-year-old idols Risa (pear) and Arisu (strawberry).
- She is the only Little Marching Band Girls member who has yet to receive her proper card set in the original Cinderella Girls, despite of her appearing in Starlight Stage version of the unit. As such, her marching band role is unknown.
- In the U149 manga, instead of addressing the Producer with the honorific "-chama", she is either calls him "Producer" without any honorific or uses the "-san" honorific when referring to him.
- Because Momoka uses the honorific -chama to address the Producer, she is often called "Momoka-chama" or "Chama" by fans.
- A specific fanbase even referred her as "Momoka-mama" due to her mother-like behavior.
- During the episode 4 broadcast of the U149 anime, 4chan's /vg/ thread started to call her as "daughtermommywife". This was noticed by the Japanese Twitter community, resulting in further running gag around it.
- Since her voiced appearance in the 2015 anime, Momoka is associated with (and bears an uncanny resemblance to) Char Aznable from the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series due to a certain video depicting her N card voice lines and Char's voicelines from the Super Robot Wars series as if they are having a conversation. Char is infamous for having love interests younger than him (Lalah Sune and Quess Paraya, specifically), and the fact that his last words in Char's Counterattack being "Lalah Sune was a woman who may have become a mother to me" solidifies this crack pairing between him and Momoka.
- Coincidentally, Momoka's first solo's title shares the same name with a mobile docking ship named La Vie en Rose, from the Zeta Gundam series. Momoka also shares her first name with Momoka Yashiro, from the Gundam Build Divers series (in which her VA Haruka Terui became a role of the EL-Diver Sarah).
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
[One Summer Flower]
[Pleasure of Cotton Snow]
|Cinderella Post Images|
| July 15th, 2018
at 5:09 P.M.
| November 22nd, 2018
at 2:53 P.M.
| June 4th, 2019|
at 4:15 P.M.
| August 13th, 2020
at 4:45 P.M.
| September 26th, 2020
at 3:16 P.M.
| July 22nd, 2021|
at 1:22 P.M.
| December 3rd, 2022|
at 3:19 P.M.
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
"It's a party."
"Nice to meet you."
"Taking a break"
|Starlight Stage Renders|
[Dear My Lady]
[Black Roses Blooming In The Evening]
[Fresh Spring Nostalgia]
[Eternal Love Requiem]
|Starlight Stage Sprites|
Casual Outfit Sprite 01
Event Outfit Sprite 01
Event Outfit Sprite 02
Event Outfit Sprite 03
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown illustration.
Starlight Stage's 8th anniversary countdown illustration.
Momoka in Dice DE Cinderella.
Momoka in the anime.
Anime 2nd key art.
Cinderella Girls Theater promo art.
Character visual in the U149 anime teaser.
U149 anime 1st key visual.
U149 anime 2nd key visual.
Momoka's character bio in the U149 anime.
Momoka's profile in POPLINKS (Innocent Rose).
Momoka's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).