|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Rina Fujimoto (Japanese: 藤本里奈 Fujimoto Rina) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Mayumi Kaneko (Japanese: 金子真由美 Kaneko Mayumi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||Unranked|
|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|
"Eh, you want me to be an idol? That's, like, super weird! What're you sayin'? Kyahaha! ...Hey, you were serious with that? I might be kinda dumb, but I don't have that kinda personality! I'm totes serious! ...Is that so... What should I do... Alright, just givin' it a try can't be that bad☆.
Rina is an easygoing gyaru who initially has doubts about becoming an idol. She takes everything lightly and has a very casual attitude about things. However, she does appear to doubt herself and her abilities quite a bit. Interestingly, she has at least some sense of responsibility; often picking up trash around her favorite convenience store. Clashing a bit with her looks, she does manual work at construction sites.
Her look becomes significantly lighter for idol jobs; she actually wears far less makeup for performances than she does for casual wear. In casual wear, she has half of her head shaved, wears lots of earrings, and also wears a lot of eye makeup. On-stage she becomes more gyaru-influenced, wearing pink outfits and hiding the shaved section of her head under her hair. Rina wears her phone strap with a blue bear on it with almost all of her outfits; she often has a red bear on the strap as well. She wears the same black bra in both her Normal+ card and first SR+ card. Rina owns a motorbike that she uses to get around on. She calls herself Rinarina.
In Starlight Stage, the Producer first met Rina on her way back from working at her job in a construction site, catching her off-guard as she was debating what to eat for dinner. Rina was taken aback at first, thinking the Producer was just someone who was trying to flirt with her. She gets a bit flustered, once given the Producer's business card, and states she's never been hit up in that way before. She asks if it's a bad idea for her to become an idol, thinking of herself to not be attractive enough, stating she's more cut out for manual work. She recalls her friends saying she's easy to talk to, and despite not being interested in idols, she takes the Producer up on his offer, inviting him to get a beef bowl while they talk it over.
Her first lesson goes well, much to her surprise, and she asks the Producer if he knows why it comes so easy to her. She reflects on her work on the construction sites, and whilst they didn't give her vocal lessons there, the experience provided her with the strength she needed to become an idol. She comes to the realization that she likes being praised for working hard, especially the Producer's praise, and promises to do her best in order to gain more praise.
It did not take long for her to become comfortable in the idol atmosphere, and she even started helping out behind the scenes. She ran into a misunderstanding with the staff during her first photoshoot, as they thought she was just helping move the equipment around, it wasn't until the Producer showed up that the staff realized the idol they were preparing for was with them the entire time. Rina takes no offense to this, instead excitedly saying that she likes taking things into her own hands, and that things like this are no issue for her, as manual work comes easy to her. She then worries her face won't be picture-perfect after working, as she worked up a sweat, but after reassurance, the photoshoot begins, and her lively expressions ends up making for great photos.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Rina is shown to be an energetic and fun loving girl. She cares a lot about her fellow idols, having been known to crawl under the Producer’s table to join Nono Morikubo and to have built an igloo so her friends could stay warm. She is proud of her physical strength and likes to go on tours of the seaside on her motorbike. Rina is close friends with Ema Senzaki and admires her energy and abilities. Her idea of a Christmas present was stripping everyone while they were sleeping and dressing them up as “sexy” Santa Clauses. She has an odd speech pattern and tends to call her fellow idols by their nicknames. She's shown to have intense strength, accidentally almost knocking Karen Hojo out after the other girl tried tickling her. In a conversation with Manami Kiba she shows off her love for instant noodles, and how she goes into attentive care when preparing the noodles. She jokingly calls Naho Ebihara her mom, after she shares her meal with Rina, despite Naho being younger than her.
|Originally posted 05/17/2021. Translation source.|
|Rina: Supsies! Today, Rinarina's gonna answer some DereMails! Props!|
|Question: What's the best praise for you, Rina-chan?|
|Rina: The words that the fans say after I did my best! #DereMail|
|Rina: That really maxes out the spirits! Makes me feel good that I did my best!|
|Question: What is that thing that you learned from your job that you still hold close to your heart to this day?|
|Rina: Safety first!|
|Rina: After all, if you get hurt, you won't feel happy even if you smile! So, safety first!|
|Question: What is the combini sweets that you can't get enough of?|
|Rina: Sweets that you can share! #DereMail|
|Rina: Buying some refreshments for everyone and then happily eating them makes it taste even better!|
|Rina: Thanks for sending all those messages! It was so fun-poyo! Until next time, byesies!|
To view Rina's Cinderella Girls and Starlight Stage card quotes and data, click here.
Rina appears in the Events listed below:
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage
02/10/2016 - 02/16/2016
05/31/2016 - 06/07/2016
05/31/2018 - 06/07/2018
09/30/2019 - 10/08/2019
01/30/2021 - 02/07/2021
|Not a featured card.|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- In the No Make dramas, Rina says while she can not beat Mika Jougasaki and Yui Ohtsuki in looks, she can beat both of them at arm wrestling.
- Rina calls Takumi Mukai "Takumin", which Takumi dislikes.
- Rina sometimes ends her sentences with '-poyo', earning her the Rinapoyo nickname among her fans.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Visual.
- On the way to the convenience store, Rina always picks up trash on the ground.
- At her job in the construction site, Rina was often scolded by the Foreman for her airhead personality and revealing clothes. She would often respond with "Don't underestimate me because I'm a woman!".
- She shares the same birthday with Meiko Namiki.
- Rina is often depicted with Kirby or even as the pink spherical creature herself, since both share the same "poyo" verbal tic.
- Her voice actress also became associated with the Poyo verbal tic, being nicknamed such things as Mayupoyo, Poyo-san and Poyo-chan.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cinderella Post Images|
|May 27th, 2018 at 5:21 P.M.||November 15th, 2018 at 12:41 P.M.||July 30th, 2019 at 4:02 P.M.|
|March 22nd, 2020 at 3:32 P.M.||August 18th, 2020 at 9:52 A.M.||December 18th, 2021 at 3:31 P.M.|
|June 28th, 2022 at 4:17 P.M.||December 29th, 2022 at 5:21 P.M.||March 21st, 2023 at 12:23 P.M.|
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|Starlight Stage SSR Cameos|
|[First Class Fiery Fist]||[Arisu's Tea Party]||[Blue Horizon]|
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|Starlight Stage SR Cameos|
|[Virgin Love]||[Gossip Club]||[Gossip Club]+|
|[EVIL LIVE]||[EVIL LIVE]+|
|Translated Cinderella Girls Theater Skits|
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary campaign card.
Rina in Dice DE Cinderella.
Cinderella Girls 10th Anniversary Chibi
WILD WIND GIRL commemorative illustration for Cinderella Girls 10th Anniversary.