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Kuroi is considered to be the antagonist in THE iDOLM@STER franchise and is always only seen as a silhouette. Having a large ego, he is a dishonest and hateful man when it comes to 765 Production. Feeling deep hatred towards Takagi for still unstated reasons, he does almost anything in his power to bring down the rival production agency, even when it means risking his own reputation. Kuroi persuades people with money to get on his side and even lies to the other party and spreads rumors. However, Kuroi is also a very successful and wealthy man, which is the reason why his production agency is more well-known than 765 Production.
Kuroi created Project Fairy by recruiting Hibiki Ganaha and Takane Shijou, as well as stealing Miki Hoshii from 765 Production. He then tells the girls lies about 765 Production and turns the unit against the agency.
Once again, Kuroi creates Jupiter in defiance of 765 Production. This time, the president recruits Touma Amagase, Hokuto Ijuuin and Shouta Mitarai. He tells the boys lies about 765 Production and turns the unit against the agency.
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During the story, the Producer is able to secretly produce Shika, and she has a mini-route. It is later revealed that she is Kuroi's only daughter, which explains why he gives much more leeway and freedom and treats her better than past rivals. Incidentally, the whereabouts and identity of Shika's mother are unknown.
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Kuroi is shown in the flashbacks of Jupiter' prologue story arc.
He, Takagi, and 876 Production's Minori Ishikawa used to be co-workers under one agency, and the two men produced Kotori Otonashi's mother together. It was because of Kotomi's disappearance that made Kuroi despise Takagi so much. It was also revealed that he used to produce his own unit, Black Needle, which was also the same unit that appears in Kotori's part-time job as a merchandise seller.
Kuroi was shown in flashbacks when the now-deflected members of Jupiter were reflecting on their time with 961 Production.
Trivia and Fan Culture
- In the drama CDs, he is surprisingly honest with his workers (except for the members of Project Fairy and Jupiter).
- He once attempted to steal Yayoi Takatsuki from 765 Production, offering her money and food for her family, though she refused due to her loyalty to 765.
- While Kuroi is a very hateful and dishonest character, in the THE iDOLM@STER SP DLC Catalog 8 Idol Drama, it is shown that deep down Kuroi has a good side when he takes a "family-like" photo of Azusa Miura, Iori Minase and Producer, and gives it to them to keep as a memorial/gift.
- Just like the Takagi cousins, he also used to wear glasses in the past. Currently, he was shown no longer wearing one.
- He shares the same birthday with Aya.
Takao Kuroi in Jupiter ～THE iDOLM@STER～.
Clear appearance of Takao Kuroi and Junjirou Takagi in Monthly Magazine REX December 2017 cover.