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|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Natsuki Kimura (Japanese: 木村夏樹 Kimura Natsuki) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Kiyono Yasuno (Japanese: 安野希世乃 Yasuno Kiyono).
Statistics and Biographies
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||21|
|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|
Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
"Yo! Are ya' Producer-san? I'm Natsuki. Even though I love rock, I love idols quite a bit as well. Maybe becoming a rock idol with a cute touch would be awesome, right? That's my aim!"
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
"I'm Natsuki Kimura. My favorite music genre is rock. As an idol, I'll sing and do my best. Nice to meet ya, Producer-san!"
Intense and passionate about music, Natsuki is a skilled guitarist aiming to become a rock idol. Natsuki intended to audition as a singer, but ended up in the idol division by mistake. Natsuki laughed when Producer tried to scout her as an idol, thinking she didn't have the right image but decided to try it out when she realized he was serious. Natsuki once mentioned that if her old friends heard she had become an idol, they would all be shocked.
While Natsuki is open about the fact that typical idol work and girly outfits aren't her usual style, she doesn't mind them and enjoys the challenge of stepping outside her comfort zone. Natsuki often says that no matter what clothes she's wearing or job she’s doing, her rockin’ soul will always be the same.
When asked to wear a maid outfit for idol work, Natsuki initially was hesitant. She decided to challenge Producer to a game of chess, agreeing to wear the outfit only if Producer was able to beat her. However, when Natsuki realized Producer was clearly going to lose, she secretly let him win, since she decided it was silly to give up work just because it wasn't what she was used to.
Natsuki dislikes showing weakness. During the “Idol Challenge for Two: Aim for A Cool Music Video” event, Natsuki struggled with designing the outfits she would wear for the shoot. While Natsuki initially denied she was having trouble, she eventually she asked for Producer’s help. Later in the event, Natsuki was very grateful to Producer for helping her behind the scenes and letting her keep up her cool facade around the other idols.
In Starlight Stage's Jet to the Future event, Natsuki revealed that during middle school she played guitar as a street performer. However, when the partner Natsuki performed with quit, she almost gave up on guitar for good. Natsuki's dislike of showing weakness was a key plot point in this event as well.
As they are both aiming to rock idols, Natsuki is close friends and often shown together with Riina Tada. Natsuki’s relationship with Riina could initially be described as that of a mentor, stemming from Riina admiring Natsuki and Natsuki helping Riina learn guitar, but over the years and across events in both the original game and Starlight Stage, it has developed into a close friendship built on trust and mutual respect.
Outside of playing guitar, Natsuki’s hobby is riding her motorcycle. Her friends she likes to go riding with are Takumi Mukai, Rina Fujimoto, and Miyo Harada. Starlight Stage has also shown Natsuki to be close friends with Ryo Matsunaga.
While generally kind and easy-going, Natsuki has a playful side. Natsuki sometimes gets into silly arguments with Takumi, and they have a history of teasing each other when they have had to wear cute or unusual outfits as part of idol work. She has been known to play light-hearted pranks on Riina, like saying her signature hairstyle is just bedhead or making Riina think incriminating footage had been captured of her while playing hockey.
When she doesn't have her hair styled in her mohawk, it falls low enough to cover her eyes. Natsuki has stated that she doesn't wear her hair in her mohawk style at home, or on her days off. This can be seen in her “Rocking Lover” unawakened SR. Natsuki considers putting her hair up to be a sort of “ritual” to help her get fired up. In several SR+ cards, and in both her SSR models in Starlight Stage, Natsuki adds in red streaks to her hair.
|Idol Session||4/16/2013 to 4/24/2013|
|Fantasy Performance: Voyage of the Black Rose Princess||4/8/2014 - 4/17/2014|
|Production Talk Battle Show in SUMMER||8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014|
|Idol Produce: Kyoto (Revival)||7/17/2015 - 7/21/2015|
|Idol Challenge for Two: Aiming for a Cool Music Video||3/22/2017 - 3/30/2017|
Natsuki currently has four Memorial Commus that can be unlocked by raising her fan count. Natsuki stars in Story Commu 23, which unlocks Rockin' Emotion in the game. Natsuki also appears as a guest in the Story Commu for One Life (Story Commu 50).
Natsuki appears in the Events listed below.
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|Rockin' Emotion||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 2nd Season 03|
|Junjou Midnight Densetsu||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 5thLIVE TOUR Serendipity Parade!!! -Miyagi/Ishikawa/Osaka Venue Original CD-|
|Jet to the Future||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS SS3A Live Sound Booth♪ Venue Original CD|
|Sayonara Aloha||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS LITTLE STARS! Sayonara Aloha|
|Kuusou Tansa Keikaku||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 6thLIVE MERRY-GO-ROUNDOME!!! MASTER SEASONS AUTUMN! SOLO REMIX|
|GIRLS in the FRONTIER||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Live Broadcast 24magic ～Cinderella-tachi no 24-jikan Namahosou!～ Original CD|
|EVERLASTING||Natsuki Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER EVERLASTING|
|Light Green Surf||Natsuki Kimura, Yoko Saito, Marina Sawada, and Itsuki Manabe||Cinderella Girls||Initial Costume Set Unit|
|Rock the Beat||Riina Tada and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||Event: Idol Session (4/16/2013)|
|Hard Meteorites||Manami Kiba, Saki Yoshioka, and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||4th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (3/19/2014)|
|Massive Riders||Takumi Mukai, Rina Fujimoto, and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||6th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (3/31/2014)|
|Delightful Takumin and Friends||Takumi Mukai, Miyo Harada, and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||9th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (1/9/2015)|
|L.R.S.(Love-Rock-Songs)||Kanna Ariura and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||11th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (3/24/2015)|
|Hardcore ☆ Up||Syoko Hoshi and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||15th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (12/10/2015)|
|Enjin||Takumi Mukai, Rina Fujimoto, Natsuki Kimura, Ryo Matsunaga, and Aki Yamato||Starlight Stage||Event: Junjou Midnight Densetsu (5/31/2016)|
|Easy Noisy Riders||Takumi Mukai, Miyo Harada, and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||23rd Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (8/4/2016)|
|School Rock Gig||Seika Suzumiya, Natsuki Kimura, and Layla||Cinderella Girls||24th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (10/2/2016)|
|Hardcore ☆ Heaven's Door||Natsuki Kimura, Syoko Hoshi, and Ryo Matsunaga||Cinderella Girls||25th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (11/2/2016)|
|Extravagant Glory||Rena Hyodo, Sanae Katagiri, Natsuki Kimura, and Chiaki Kurokawa||Cinderella Girls||29th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (5/5/2017)|
|Estival Call||Natsuki Kimura, Chinatsu Aikawa, and Natsumi Soma||Cinderella Girls||24th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (7/11/2017)|
|Howling Desire||Natsuki Kimura and Rin Shibuya||Cinderella Girls||25th Idol LIVE Royale Rival Unit (8/23/2017)|
|Rockin' Lovely Heart||Riina Tada, Mary Cochran, and Natsuki Kimura||Cinderella Girls||33rd Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (11/5/2017)|
|Memories of New Years||Natsuki Kimura, Sakura Muramatsu, Aiko Takamori, Tsubaki Egami, and Kaoru Ryuzaki||Cinderella Girls||35th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (1/5/2018)|
|Full Power! Sport's Day||Meiko Namiki, Yasuha Okazaki, Aya Kirino, Natsuki Kimura, and Yuriko Ohnishi||Cinderella Girls||37th Dream LIVE Festival Rival Unit (5/5/2018)|
|Asterisk with NatsuNana||Riina Tada, Miku Maekawa, Natsuki Kimura, and Nana Abe||Cinderella Girls Anime||Extension of * (Asterisk)|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Vocal.
- It is rumored that Natsuki uses the guitar picks of famous bands as good luck charms.
- It is also rumored that Natsuki sometimes writes guitar arrangements for other idol's songs.
- August 19th, Natsuki's birthday, is Motorcycle Day in Japan, since 8/19 can be pronounced "BA-I-KU", the Japanese word for motorcycle. Considering her hobby, this is probably intentional.
- Natsuki’s motorcycle is a Suzuki GSX400S Katana. The fictional motorcycle brand it is given in-game is “YAIBA”.
- Natsuki’s guitar seems to be based off guitars from the Ibanez RG series. The Ibanez logo on the head is replaced with the word "Cinderella". Since Natsuki is left-handed, her guitar is a left-handed model.
- Despite still being a high school student, Natsuki lives on her own in an apartment.
- Natsuki refers to her guitar as her 相棒 (aibou), a word for "partner". She sometimes refers to Producer and Riina Tada with this term as well.
- The lollipop Natsuki has in several of her cards is cola flavored.
- Natsuki is the only voiced Light Green Surf member so far.
- Natsuki shares the same hometown with Seira, Yoriko, and Ibuki. As is the case of Light Green Surf, she is the only voiced Ibaraki idol in Cinderella Girls.
- Natsuki is often called Natsukichi by fans. This is Riina Tada's nickname for her.
- In the Cinderella Girls 6th Anniversary Survey, which results were posted here, Natsuki came in first place in the "Idol You Think Is Handsome" category.
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Talk Battle Show Sprites|
|Anime Reference Sheets|
|Expressions||Basic Outfit (Based off Natsuki's Normal card. Her skirt was changed to jeans.)||Live Outfit (Wonder goes on!!)|
|Live Outfit (Rockin' Emotion)||Casual Wear (Based off card [Rock With You].)||Casual Wear|
|Idol Produce: Kyoto Sprites|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|Starry Sky Bright||[Emotional Beat] SSR||Across the Stars|
|[FEEL SO FREE] SSR||Party Time Gold||Showtime Illusion|
|Deep Sky Blaze||Thunder Ball Beauty ~Flame~ (Enjin)||Next Frontier|
|Shingeki no Bahamut Event Cards|
|Wild Wind Girl Clear File Illustrations|
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.