|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Saya Matsubara (Japanese: 松原早耶 Matsubara Saya) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She first appeared on November 28, 2011 as one of the first idols in the game. She is currently unvoiced.
|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||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|
"Hey~ Producer-san, Saya... Since the day we met, I couldn't get you out of my head... That's why I couldn't refuse this offer! I'm counting on you, Producer-san♪"
A cutesy young woman with a sweet way of speaking who has her eyes set on the Producer ever since she first saw him. Her interests are always switching around, but it seems like she's always interested in a shopping trip. While always trying to be cute, she isn't the type to ignore other idol's cuteness in favor of her own, such as praising Yuuki Otokura for also being cute in lines where they share a unit. While generally preferring to wear cute outfits as that's how her personal style skews, she's not opposed to wearing cooler, more handsome outfits if the Producer recommends it. While only being a model previously, she's very open to other idol work, such as variety shows, and is also quite skilled at acting. Saya also runs a blog where she talks about her work and the things she likes.
Saya used to be a reader model for magazines, and ended up switching over from modeling to becoming an idol after hearing her model colleagues speak ill behind her back, describing her as being too intrusive and trying to get all the focus on herself by being cute. In truth, Saya had no such intentions; she just wants to be cute, no more and no less, but believes through her experiences that the cuter you try to the appear, the more people will think that you're actually just putting on a show to get people to like you. She also seems to get quite frustrated when referred to as "burikko", a term referring to women or girls who acts cute by playing innocent and helpless, possibly because it's something she's been called in the past. After the Producer re-affirms that she is truly cute, she becomes fascinated with him. Despite her worries about how people will perceive her because of her ambitions to be cute, she still wants to be an idol for the people that truly love her.
While having a poor experience with some of her past model co-workers, she does have a close friend from her model days that she's still in contact with and gets excited to see at lives. Likely due to her past troubles, Saya often worries about people liking her, and while not a particularly lonely person, she doesn't like being forgotten about. However, she's working on growing away from her worries about people liking her, bit by bit, as in her Theater Wide comic for her first SSR, she admits she doesn't really care about the opinions of antis anymore; instead, her goal is to make those who say they don't like her think she's cute, even if it's just for a second.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Saya shows a severe lack of stamina when training with Ema Senzaki and Rumi Wakui. To help her out, she has recently started taking protein supplements stating that they are easy to mix in with food and have a variety of tastes.
Saya currently has 12 sets of cards in the game: 9 Rare card sets and 3 S Rare card sets.
She appears in the Events listed below:
Saya currently has 3 sets of cards in Starlight Stage: a Rare card set and two S Rare card sets. She currently has four Memorial Commus that can be unlocked by raising her fan count.
She appears in the Events listed below:
05/11/2016 - 05/17/2016
03/13/2017 - 03/19/2017
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Her name is a reference to real life Japanese singer Aya Matsuura.
|Cinderella Post Images|
|May 22nd, 2018 at 5:21 P.M.||April 26th, 2019 at 3:32 P.M.||August 9th, 2020 at 3:44 P.M.|
|January 3rd, 2021 at 3:11 P.M.||September 9th, 2021 at 4:29 P.M.||March 6th, 2022 at 2:12 P.M.|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|Starry Sky Bright||Across The Stars||Party Time Gold|
|Showtime Illusion||Deep Sky Blaze||Next Frontier|
|Cinderella Dream||[Can't Take My Eyes Off Saya] SSR|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
[Can't Take My Eyes Off Saya]
|March 2016 Talk Battle Show Sprites|