|SideM Character Data|
Teru Tendo (天道輝 Tendo Teru) is a Physical type idol available in THE iDOLM@STER SideM. He is one of three idols that can be chosen at the start of the game.
He is considered the protagonist and face of SideM as well as the main red representative of the branch. As the leader of DRAMATIC STARS, he makes up the main trio of the game along with Kaoru Sakuraba and Tsubasa Kashiwagi.
He is voiced by Shuugo Nakamura (仲村宗悟 Nakamura Shuugo).
|Event||Prelim Rank||Final Rank|
|1st Anniversary Election||10||No Ranking|
|2nd Anniversary Election||No Ranking||No Ranking|
-With hard work and guts, he's the hot-blooded lawyer hero!-
"My name's Teru Tendo, and I'll become the idol world's brightest star!"
SideM Idol File
Reasons for Becoming an Idol: I made a promise to start living an honest and upright life! And you can't break promises!
Personal Motto: My favorite phrase has got to be "Ally of Justice."
Comments for the Future: I want to become a hero of justice and help those in need. I'm dead serious! That's why I'm aiming to the top of idol stardom. No more running away; I'm going to live a life of integrity! If I can catch that brightest star in the sky, then I can become a real hero, right?
Comments about Unit Members: Sakuraba and I have clashing personalities, so we pretty much just butt heads with each other. Tsubasa is, uh... he's a little quirky... But, there's no mistaking their skills. They're the kind of comrades I know I can trust!
GROWING STARS Biography
-From lawyer to idol!-
"I'm a guy who's aiming to be the first star in the idol world!"
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
"I'm Teru Tendo. 28 years old. I used to be a lawyer, but now I'm a guy who's aiming to be the first star in the idol world."
Teru is a former hot-blooded lawyer who has dreamed of being a superhero ever since he was young because of what superheroes stand for, like protecting and never abandoning the weak. He is a big fan of sentai in particular, which influences his stage performances. He also loves making puns and jokes. However, he ran away from his responsibilities as a lawyer and abandoned his client. They reminded him of his respect for heroes and he resolved to never run away again, but then, he got fired. After this, he got a call about being an idol, which he acts kind of surprised about but goes to the auditions anyway. As he's questioning whether he should really be there, Kaoru tells him to get out if he’s not prepared to reach for the top, which reminded him of his resolution.
2/18/22 @ 15:00 - 2/24/22 @ 20:59 JST
Teru Tendo cameos as part of the unit DRAMATIC STARS, along with Kaoru Sakuraba and Tsubasa Kashiwagi, as a possible rival unit the player can face.
Recorded Solo Songs
|Recorded Solo Songs|
|THE FIRST STAR||Image Song||THE IDOLM@STER SideM ORIGIN@L PIECES 01|
|MOON NIGHT no Sei ni Shite||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER SideM 2nd ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION|
|LET'S GO!!||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER SideM WakeMini! SOLO COLLECTION 01 PHYSICAL Ver.|
|Nandodemo Waraou||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER Series 15th Anniversary Commemoration Song "Nandodemo Waraou"|
|POPLINKS TUNE!!!!!||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER POPLINKS POPLINKS TUNE!!!!!|
|ASTERISK||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER SideM 5th ANNIVERSARY SOLO COLLECTION 01|
|RED HOT BEAT!!||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER SideM PASSION@TE FORMATION -PHYSICAL-|
|Beginning Tomorrow||Image song||THE IDOLM@STER SideM 49 ELEMENTS-16 DRAMATIC STARS|
|Change to Chance||Teru Solo Ver.||THE IDOLM@STER SideM GROWING SIGN@L SOLO COLLECTION 03|
Recorded Group Songs
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Teru's given name can either mean "brilliant", "bright", "splendid" (e.g. achievement, success) or "promising" (e.g. future), referring to Teru's desire of becoming a successful top idol. His surname can be translated as "Heavenly Path", "The Sun", "God of Heaven and Earth", or "Divine Justice" (referring to his former job). Teru also shares the first Kanji of his surname "Ten" (天) with Haruka Amami, Touma Amagase, and Shu Amamine.
- His birthday was originally on March 15th (3/15 as in 315 Production) but was changed to February 23rd after SideM officially went back online. The latter date is based on the pre-registration start date when SideM's service delivery was published.
- Teru is quite athletic. This is shown during the LIVE ON ST@GE!'s MV of Alice or Guilty, as he is one of the only idols who, if they are in a certain position, will perform a backflip during the song. This is justified, since that according to his "Remembrance Shot" card, he was quite bad at studying but was very good at sports.
- In "Bakumatsu Shunseiroku ~Makoto ni Chikai Ishi~" event, he plays role as Harada Sanosuke, the captain of the tenth division of Shinsengumi, and the only member who prefers spears rather than katanas.
- Teru is sometimes nicknamed "Tenteru" (てんてる), a pun of the first Kanji of his surname "Ten" (天) and his given name "Teru" (輝), by fans and Shoma Hanamura.
- Teru's love of tokusatsu is shared throughout the different branches; Hikaru Nanjo of 346Pro, Tamaki Ogami of 765Pro, and Kaho Komiya of 283Pro also enjoy the genre. Because of this shared interest they are sometimes depicted together.
- He was named Best Male Character in the 2018 Newtype Anime Awards.
Teru's profile in POPLINKS (Playful Shine).
Teru's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).
Teru in THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season.