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|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Rin Shibuya (Japanese: 渋谷凛 Shibuya Rin) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Ayaka Fukuhara (Japanese: 福原綾香 Fukuhara Ayaka). She is affiliated with 346 Production in Gravure for You! and the anime.
Statistics and Biographies
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||18||19|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||4||5|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||1||1|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||9||9|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||14|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||30|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||25|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||28|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||15|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||39|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Huh, so you're gonna be my producer? Well, I guess that's not so bad... I'm Shibuya Rin. Look after me from today on.
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA Profile Quote
I'm always serious.
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls Anime Idol Profile
I’m Shibuya Rin, 15 years old. I’m looking forward to working with you.
With her sleek black hair and her imposing school uniform, Shibuya Rin is a cool and trendy schoolgirl. She lives in a flower shop, where she’ll occasionally help her parents over the counter. Though her aloof demeanor makes her seem like the type of person that’s hard to approach, Rin shows a more honest side once she’s more trusting of others.
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
...Rin Shibuya. Huh, this is a new project? Well, it doesn't look too bad...
Rin is a cool-headed, hard-working young woman who serves as the first choice for players who choose to begin the game with the Cool category. She is notable for being the very first of the idols introduced in the game to receive an S Rare card after she proved popular among players, and also the first to be announced to be getting a CD debut. Her rise in popularity and her being the first one to go from a tutorial idol to getting a CD debut has earned quite a bit of popularity, becoming sort of the poster girl for the Cinderella Girls.
Rin tends to be the “straight man” in-joke sequences and is sometimes overly serious to a comedic point. While she tends to be cool and harsh, she does have a sweet side that she occasionally shows others. She is self-conscious that her default expression comes off as unfriendly. Her cool, level-headed demeanor is put to the test when she's stuck in the same room as Ranko Kanzaki, Kaede Takagaki, and Riina Tada. On the Cinderella Radio show where her co-hosts, Uzuki Shimamura and Mika Jougasaki tend to steer the discussion to bizarre places if left unchecked. She does, however, make an exception for Nao's interview. She is also the sole survivor of Kaede’s crazy alcohol drink mix. She has a Yorkie dog, Hanako, who she jokingly consults for advice from time to time. She is part of two separate three-girl circles: the New Generation trio with Mio Honda and Uzuki, who are fellow idols she debuted with together, and the Triad Primus unit with Nao Kamiya and Karen Hojo, who she was friends with in school before her idol debut. Her parents own a flower shop.
Rin is an idol in the Cool category. Her basic card is normal. Rin is one of the characters used in marketing the Cinderella Girls franchise and was the only character to have a voice actress prior to the CINDERELLA MASTER CD series. Although Rin's normal card has low basic stats, she was the first extra idol to get an extra S Rare card, and that card is extremely powerful. Since she goes from an unremarkable character to a star so quickly, she can be thought of as embodying the true spirit of the Cinderella Girls project. She has received three set of Rare cards, seven sets of S Rares, and two special S Rare+ cards only available in Lawson stores and buying the Cool Summer Vacation Drama CD. Her S Rare titles are "New Generation", "CD Debut", "Pure Valentine", "Iolite Gothic", "Banquet Diva", "Wonderful Magic", "Cinderella Girl", "Cool Summer Vacation", "Anniversary Princess", "Dream Story", "Trust Present", "G4U!", and "Blue Wind". She has four SSRs exclusive to Starlight Stage, titled "Over Myself", "Eternal Bloom", "Triad Primus" and "Astral Sky".
Rin Shibuya appears as a rival in the STAR OF FESTA mode for Honey Sound, Groovy Tune, and Funky Note. She is a B rank rival who can give her Name Card to the player while in the STANDARD difficulty. Obtaining her Name Card adds 20 points to the player's score after their performance.
Rin is available as a guest idol in the tenth catalog of downloadable content. She available to perform her image song, Never say never, in Stage For You! mode. She also is available to be faced in a DLC festival where she uses her special skill.
Rin is available to have her photo taken with other idols from 346 Production.
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Rin is the first idol in Cinderella Girls to receive a voice actress. She is voiced as of January 13th, 2012 through a commercial for the Mobage game.
- In the on-going Cinderella Theater series, Rin is always seen along with Uzuki Shimamura and Mio Honda whenever there are new characters appearing. The three of them are considered the "new generations" unit.
- Rin's outfit in her special Lawson card was designed by popular lolita brand Metamorphose. For a short time, her dress, along with other accessories on the card, was available for purchase.
- Rin made a cameo in the credits of THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE, which features multiple Million Live! characters; this creates the possibility that both Million Live! and Cinderella Girls take place within the same universe.
- This was later confirmed in the anime.
- When faced as a rival in ONE FOR ALL, her image stat specialty is revealed to be Vocal.
- Even though Rin is usually very mature, she teases Nao any chance she gets as she's an easy victim.
- In her "Blue Belief" card, she cosplays as Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia. Minori Watanabe has also cosplayed as Yuri.
- Rin shares the same birthday date as Kyoko Igarashi.
- Rin is called "Shiburin" by both fans and Mio.
- Rin was voted the most popular Cinderella Girls character in 2014 and given the Cinderella Girl title in the 3rd Cinderella Girls Election.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cingeki Promotional Art|
|Granblue Fantasy Collaboration|
|Princess Connect!(Re:Dive) Collaboration|
Rin in SHINY FESTA.
Rin's cameo in THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE.
Rin in the anime.
Rin in ONE FOR ALL.
Rin in G4U! Vol. 7.
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown art.
Rin's profile in POPLINKS (Sing to Zenith)
Rin's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison)