|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Sanae Katagiri (片桐早苗 Katagiri Sanae) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Azumi Waki (和氣あず未 Waki Azumi).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||33||41|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||29|
|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|
|Stage for Cinderella||Unranked||Not a candidate|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
Sanae is a former police officer who quit the force to become an idol, largely because the Producer convinced her. She is very flirtatious with the Producer and uses a lot of police terminology when talking, with her cards often referencing that she wants to put the Producer in handcuffs, lock him up, and do an interrogation as a teasing double entendre. She wishes to be seen by other idols as an older sister and be called Onee-san, despite the fact that she is shorter than idols who are half her age. She also tends to get upset if other mention she is single, and is very easily susceptible to drinking to drown her sorrows. She's shown to be self-conscious about her age sometimes, especially when working with other idols way younger than her, however she also thinks it's never too late to achieve your dreams. Despite her cheerful and easygoing nature, she proves to be reliable and is respected by the rest of the production.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Sanae is a former police officer. She sees herself as an older sister to her fellow idols and will go to great lengths to help promote this. She leads training lessons for Nagisa Aino, Erika Akanishi, Makino Yagami, and Yuriko Ohnishi. While she finds it extremely difficult, Sanae continues to do so because she wants to be considered reliable. She sometimes puts others before hers, and can sometimes wind up looking like a fool because of it. She is nervous when it comes to Yukino Aihara’s high class tea and ceramics.
In Starlight Stage, she gets scouted when she mistakenly tells the producer to move someone else's car. Even though she initially refuses, she ends up confessing she's been thinking about changing jobs for a while, since such a serious work doesn't suit her, and becoming an idol sounds fun. At her first dance lesson, Sanae is impressed by how hard idol dance is, even though she used to dance using fans at festivals. After her hard work, Sanae asks producer for a special kind of water, clearly referring to beer. When she's about to start drinking, Chihiro enters the room and takes Sanae out with her. When Sanae comes back, she has changed her mind and says she shouldn't drink alcohol during a lesson, nervously laughing.
In her third memorial commu in Starlight Stage, Sanae seems nervous about getting her photos taken for publicity, because they will be all over the country. She confesses the reason behind this is that she doesn't want to make her parents worry about her since they're already old and they were pretty happy after they knew she finally landed a stable job as a policewoman. Therefore, she asks Producer to make her succeed as an idol in order to get her photos taken, or she'll arrest him. Sanae believes that now that she's lost her previous stable job, there's no reason not to go overboard with everything she does from now on, since she can't lose anything. However, she makes Producer promise they will write an apology letter together if something goes wrong.
Sanae has a habit of getting drunk, and often drags other idols into it as well. Despite her size, she is shown to have a high tolerance for alcohol, out-drinking the producer on a number of occasions. Her favourite drink is beer. She has found drinking buddies in Kaede Takagaki, Shino Hiiragi, Rei Shinohara, and Rena Hyodo and made friends with Kiyora Yanagi. Sanae earned a movie role of an evil mahjong player, and in turn became one of Atsumi Munakata’s ogling victims. Her sense of style seems to mostly include extremely short dresses that show a lot of cleavage. She is said to be stunning in a bathing suit, although she has put on a child’s swimsuit in order to gain attention.
Sanae first appeared on November 6th, 2012 as one of the new idols in the game. Her basic card is Normal.
Sanae appears in the Events listed below:
Sanae appeared on September 3rd, 2015 as one of the initial idols in the game.
Sanae appears in the Events listed below:
|N/A||Cinderella Caravan||3/11/2016 - 3/18/2016|
|Token||7/19/2016 - 7/27/2016||Not a featured card.|
|Token||8/19/2016 - 8/27/2016|
|LIVE Groove||12/31/2016 - 1/9/2017|
|Token||5/19/2017 - 5/28/2017||Not a featured card.|
|Token||12/20/2017 - 12/27/2017|
|Token||7/19/2018 - 7/27/2018||Not a featured card.|
|LIVE Groove||4/29/2021 - 5/7/2021||Not a featured card.|
|LIVE Carnival||8/30/2021 - 9/8/2021||Not a featured card.|
|Token||1/20/2023 - 1/28/2023||x80pxx80px|
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Sanae was voiced during the fifth episode of the anime, first aired on February 7th, 2015, as a surprise cameo voice idol. This was Azumi Waki's, her voice actor's, debut role.
- In Starlight Stage, her image stat specialty is Visual.
- Sanae makes it a habit to carry her police whistle with her at all times.
- Sanae's poor physical condition due to her age has become a regular gimmick through the years, often resulting in her body being completely stiff after lessons or getting back pain from constantly overdoing herself.
- Sanae is an expert in various martial arts, including kendo, judo, and karate.
- She is shown to have a playful rivalry with Takumi Mukai, given the duo's police/delinquent backgrounds. The two frequently clash, with Rina Fujimoto having to act as a peacemaker.
- She has a habit of saying "Bakyuu~n!" (バキューン！) to imitate the sound of a gunshot.
- Sanae shares the same birthday with Eri Mizutani and Hideo Akuno.
- Due to her age, she's usually the oldest member in the unit's she's part of. As a result, she works really hard to show others she's a reliable big sister, often overdoing herself.
- Sanae tends to use a lot of police-related terms when talking, and Producer tends to engage with her doing the same as their bond grows.
- She makes a cameo appearance in Arisa Mochida's second SSR card, dressing as a gyaru. While doing this, she uses an old fashioned gyaru speech.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
[Drunken Big Sis]
[Overdoing Big Sister]
[Deep Autumn Poem]
[Energetic Big Sister]
|Cinderella Post Images|
| October 10th, 2018
at 11:54 A.M.
| April 6th, 2019
at 1:02 P.M.
| September 3rd, 2019|
at 2:23 P.M.
| December 5th, 2019
at 4:01 P.M.
| September 12th, 2020
at 1:16 P.M.
| October 9th, 2021|
at 5:43 P.M.
| April 27th, 2022|
at 7:00 P.M.
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
[A Partner for All of Eternity]
|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
|7th Anniversary Idol Produce Sprites|
|October 2017 Talk Battle Show Sprites|
WILD WIND GIRL commemorative illustration for Cinderella Girls 10th anniversary.
Starlight Stage's 4th anniversary countdown illustration.
Starlight Stage's 8th anniversary countdown illustration.
Sanae in Dice DE Cinderella.