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|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Shin Sato (Japanese: 佐藤心 Sato Shin) is one of the idols available in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese: 花守ゆみり Hanamori Yumiri).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|2nd Cinderella Girl General Election||Not a candidate||Not a candidate|
|3rd Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|4th Anniversary Voice Idol Audition||Unranked||46|
|4th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|5th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||9|
|6th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||Unranked|
|7th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||22|
|8th Cinderella Girl General Election||Unranked||22|
|9th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||14|
|10th Cinderella Girl General Election||Not applicable||8|
"Hiiiii~♪ I'll make your heart feel sugar-sugar sweet☆ Sugar Heart, Shin Sato here☆! ...Ah, that's weird... I don't hear your response! One more time... I'll make your heart- Huh? 'That's enough'? Huh?"
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
''Sorry for making you all wait☆ Here comes the sweety, sugar-sugar idol, Sugar Heart☆ Hey, don't ignore me☆"
Shin is a quirky girl with a cute personality who likes making her own idol costumes. Her surname has the same reading as "sugar" (砂糖), while her given name is written with the character for "heart", and she loves to point out her cuteness and sweetness. She also enjoys being called "Sweetie". She uses sugar and hearts as a stage gimmick and goes as far as throwing hearts at members of her audience in two of her cards. Shin is 26 years old but she claims to look like a teenager. She attempts to explain this because she wants her cute idol outfits to make her look younger. However, others will disagree with her and say she looks her own age. While her outfits are indeed cute and always are largely pink, if one looks closely some details are actually held together with tape, due to financial constraints she implied herself.
All her quirky and cheery attitude was a facade she thought up herself, due to her dream to become an idol seemed lost as her age kept growing. She implied at one occasion that should she erase her "sweetie" personality, all that would be left is "bitterness", possibly referring to her real outlook on the world and her life as a whole. She was prepared to do whatever it takes, even if she had to cajole an executive within the industry with a "sweetie attack" or to live a lie if it could bring her closer to becoming an idol. Her desperation to achieve her dream made her always overdo things in her jobs, which caused her to be fired a number of times, as well as constantly asking for reassurance of her cuteness from the Producer. This established her as one of the few idols with one of the sadder backstories.
In the tie-in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Shin is introduced by Kiyora Yanagi. She likes Kirari Moroboshi, saying that her advice makes her feel sentimental as she gets older. When she goes to an arcade with the Producer, she gets him to play a co-op mode of the game. She thinks the two of them standing together and working together to the same goal is sweet. When he leaves to take a phone call, she is forced to play the game by herself and does surprisingly well for her age.
She views fellow idol Nana Abe as her 'senpai'. It is currently unknown whether she sees Nana as a senpai in regards of living a made-up life, as an ex-underground idol, or as a literal senpai of an alma mater, the latter further incriminating Nana's credibility as an eternal 17 years old alien. It could simply mean Nana is an idol for longer than Shin, however. She also sometimes reverses the syllables of 'senpai' and calls Nana 'paisen' instead. She is also close friends with Marina Sawada, who also comes from Nagano and is at the same age.
|Originally posted 09/10/2021. Translation source.|
|Shin: To all the sweetie folks of this country! Today, sweet ol' Heart here has come to answer DereMails! Go on and be happy!|
|Shin: A woman is far more appealing by being mysterious, but it won't hurt to get a glance once in a while, right? Although, this is just a small peek.|
|Question: What is in your twin tails? Hopes and dreams?|
|Shin: My, what an embarrassing thing to ask! And for a pure maiden, that is her very, very treasured s-e-c-r-e-t. #DereMail|
|Shin: However, we're having this great big sale! What's inside them is something much sweeter than sugar and that is Heart's mesmerizing love. Kyaa!|
|Shin: Oh no, it will spell a lot of trouble if everyone falls in love with Heart, won't it?|
|Question: I'm a female fan of Sugar Heart but what does Sugar Heart think of her female fans?|
|Shin: Of course, you are more than welcome to be Sugar Heart's fans! It makes Heart all too happy! Feel free to support her more and more! #DereMail|
|Shin: That doesn't matter to those who are cheering us on, right! And Sugar Heart loves each and every one who are cheering her on!|
|Question: Do you think you have realized your dreams?|
|Shin: I believe that if you keep wishing for it, you are going to realize it. Whether the path it leads to is an easy one or not is something Heart doesn't know.|
|Shin: Being able to do it nicely without any failures is something out of a fantasy. What's important is those feelings of wanting to realize it despite what has happened.|
|Shin: At the very least, that is what Heart believes... No, that's exactly what I believe to be true. Even right now, I am still making my way towards my dream.|
|Shin: Oh my, was that a little too serious? Anyways, it's important to not give up even if you fail! Like always take a step forward.|
|Shin: Maybe that'll be it for now. While there are a lot of stuff to be revealed, knowing how to tease is an important technique.|
|Heart of World (ハートオブワールド)||Shin Sato, Helen|
|Erika-P and Sugar Heart (エリカPとしゅがーはぁと)||Shin Sato, Erika Akanishi|
|Emissary of Love ~Love Angels~ (愛の使者～ラヴ・エンジェルズ～)||Shin Sato, Atsumi Munakata|
|Bridal Model Age26 (ブライダルモデル Age26)||Shin Sato, Rumi Wakui, Miyu Mifune|
|SugarSugar☆Mi~n (しゅがしゅが☆み～ん)||Shin Sato, Nana Abe|
|Eternal Lady Eight (エターナルレディエイト)||Shin Sato, Marina Sawada|
|Sweet☆Operation (スウィート☆オペレーション)||Shin Sato, Kiyora Yanagi|
|Beach Angel (ビーチエンジェル)||Shin Sato, Karen Hojo, Kanako Mimura|
|Yoi Otome (宵乙女)||Shin Sato, Nana Abe, Kaede Takagaki, Miyu Mifune, Sanae Katagiri|
|Hometown Support Idol Club (ふるさと応援アイドル部)||Shin Sato, Meiko Namiki, Emi Namba, Rina Fujimoto, Anzu Futaba|
|Sweetie ☆ Milky Way (スウィーティー☆ミルキーウェイ)||Shin Sato, Shizuku Oikawa|
|Wapi☆☆☆Fura (はぴ☆☆☆ふら)||Shin Sato, Kirari Moroboshi, Sora Nonomura|
|Coming of Age! (カミング・オブ・エイジ！)||Shin Sato, Nana Abe, Miyu Mifune|
|Pinky Bounce (ピンキーバウンス)||Shin Sato, Layla, Atsumi Munakata|
|Cute Sweetie Heart (Provisional) (カワスウィーティーなボクはぁと(仮))||Shin Sato, Sachiko Koshimizu|
|☆Marine Cheering Squad☆ (☆マリナル応援団☆)||Shin Sato, Shiori Sena, Natsumi Soma|
|Agent · Call · SKS (エージェント・コール・SKS)||Shin Sato, Kiyora Yanagi, Shinobu Kudo|
|Wonder Rouge (ワンダー・ルージュ)||Shin Sato, Nagisa Aino, Sakura Muramatsu, Midori Mizuno, Kiyomi Saejima|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Shin is voiced as of July 31st, 2016 through [Everlasting Summer Paradise] SR card in the original Mobage game, as a result of placing ninth overall in the 5th Cinderella Girl General Election.
- Shin is shown to enjoy drinking alcohol, especially cocktails and beer. Her favourite food is meat.
- Shin is frequently shown to forget that Nana is a "minor", encouraging her to drink alcohol and stay out late together before being reminded by the Producer of Nana's alleged minor status.
- Shin is close friends with Nana Abe, Miyu Mifune and Marina Sawada.
- The "sugar" part of her name may be a reference to Satomi Satō, who has been nicknamed "Sugar-chan" due to her surname (which has the same Kanji spelling as Shin's).
- The name of her unit with Nana, Sugar Sugar Mi~n, seems to be a reference to the fan name for the couple (Sugarmin, a combination of Shin's self-given nickname "Sugar Heart" and Nana's supposed home planet "Usamin").
- Due to a rather nonsensical video that became an instant meme on nico nico douga, Shin and Nana are often associated with the 1989 song "Be My Baby" by Complex.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cingeki Promotional Art|
|Starlight Stage Models|
|[Heart to Heart] SSR||[Brilliant Heart] SSR||[Order-made Heart] SSR|
Shin's profile in POPLINKS ().
Shin's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).
Starlight Stage's 3rd anniversary countdown art.
Starlight Stage's 5th anniversary countdown art.