|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Yuka Nakano (中野有香 Nakano Yuka) is one of the characters available in THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls and THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage. She is voiced by Shino Shimoji (下地紫野 Shimoji Shino).
|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|
|Stage for Cinderella||Unranked||Not a candidate|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
Yuka is a karate champion who seeks to expand her horizons by becoming an idol. She was her karate teams’ team captain and was the ranking National Champion. Karate is a major aspect of her life, but she wants to be a master of dance and song as well. During her interview, she admits to the judges about how her karate master told her how there were multiple paths she could take in life other than Karate. She told the judges about her secret admiration for idols, and how she wanted to see for herself what this path in her life would be like.
During her initial lessons, Yuka is shown to be frustrated with herself, but she admits that she finds some joy in her frustration. She relates this frustration to her first days in karate, when her master would tell her that she wouldn't reach her full potential at the beginning. Yuka finds joy in the fact that her days in karate are similar to her ones as an idol, and she knows that practice will allow her to reach her full potential.
Interestingly, unlike other idols' hobbies, Yuka’s is never visually incorporated into her idol costumes. She's shown to wear a karate gi in her first card illustration (taken before she became an idol), but it's never been shown on stage. Instead, her trademark is her two ponytails, and she gets very embarrassed if she's seen with her hair down.
In the tie in Cinderella Girls Theater skits, Yuka is depicted as being abnormally strong. In her first appearance, she breaks a dartboard in half with a single throw. She has some experience with cooking, although she does have trouble keeping up with a pumped up Takumi Mukai. She participated in a talk battle with Ayame Hamaguchi, Kurumi Ohnuma, and Kanade Hayami. When she landed a role with Aki Yamato and Itsuki Manabe in a Kung Fu movie, she eagerly performed moves that had a focus on animal names. She seems to like Yukari Mizumoto’s sleeping face.
|Originally posted 04/06/2021. Translation source.|
|Yuka: Osu! Nakano Yuka here! Thank you for all those questions you sent in!|
|Yuka: I'll be the one who'll be answering them! I'll be doing these while I'm on a break in my training, but I hope you keep me company!|
|Question: Yuka-chan, what are you doing in order to become cute?|
|Yuka: I learned from everyone at the agency and I go over what I learned at home! #DereMail|
|Yuka: There are so many fashion masters in the agency and there are many challenges each passing day! Aim to achieve full mastery!|
|Question: Fight me!|
|Yuka: I accept! What match should we do? Breaking tiles? Push-ups are fine too! #DereMail|
|Yuka: Competing in cuteness? Umm... well, no, I'm not scared. I'll take on any challenge! Osu!|
|Question: Osu! My time at home has been increasing and I don't seem to have to get exercise. Could you tell me any easy training that I could do at home?|
|Yuka: Osu! How about practicing kata? That uses a lot of muscles!|
|Yuka: I think it'd be a good workout when you're focusing on kata.|
|Yuka: Also, if you're interested in karate, you may want to drop by a dojo!|
|Yuka: How was my session? We'll try to make some time to answer some more! Thank you for your time!|
Yuka first appeared on November 28th, 2011 as one of the initial idols in the game.
Yuka appears in the Events listed below:
Yuka appeared on September 3rd, 2015 as one of the initial idols in the game.
Yuka appears in the Events listed below:
Recorded Solo Songs
Recorded Group Songs
|Yellow Lily (イエローリリー)||Noriko Shiina, Misato Manaka, Yukari Mizumoto, Kana Imai||Cinderella Girls|
|Happy Valentine (ハッピーバレンタイン)||Ibuki Komatsu, Kanade Hayami||Cinderella Girls|
|Talk Battle Cheers (トークバトルチアーズ)||Kanade Hayami, Ayame Hamaguchi||Cinderella Girls|
|Mellow Yellow (メロウ・イエロー)||Noriko Shiina, Yukari Mizumoto||Cinderella Girls|
|Indoor Athletic Club Union (屋内運動部連合)||Nagisa Aino, Ibuki Komatsu||Cinderella Girls|
|Refreshing Sports Girls (さわやかスポーツ娘)||Rin Shibuya, Yuki Himekawa||Cinderella Girls|
|Immortal Challengers (イモータル・チャレンジャーズ)||Aki Yamato||Cinderella Girls|
|la Roseraie||Kyoko Igarashi, Frederica Miyamoto, Shiki Ichinose, Momoka Sakurai||Starlight Stage|
|Cherry☆Super (ちぇりー☆すぱ)||Kanako Mimura||Cinderella Girls|
|Powerful Carnival! (パワフルカーニバル！)||Yukimi Sajo, Arisu Tachibana, Ai Togo, Natalia||Cinderella Girls|
|NEX-US||Anastasia, Syoko Hoshi, Miku Maekawa, Nao Kamiya||Starlight Stage|
|Brilliant Dancing Girl (煌々舞姫)||Chie Sasaki, Mary Cochran||Cinderella Girls|
|Powerful☆Spirits (パワフル☆スピリッツ)||Nagisa Aino, Umi Sugisaka, Akane Hino, Tomoka Wakabayashi||Cinderella Girls|
|Clockwork Memory (クロックワークメモリー)||Yasuha Okazaki, Nao Kamiya, Yoko Saito||Cinderella Girls|
|2WINKLE 4OR INFINITY∞||Risa Matoba, Mary Cochran, Akiha Ikebukuro||Cinderella Girls|
|Paradise Heaven (パラダイスヘヴン)||Hajime Fujiwara, Riamu Yumemi||Cinderella Girls|
|Create Spinners (クリエイト・スピナーズ)||Ranko Kanzaki, Hina Araki||Cinderella Girls|
|Ember Last||Ryo Matsunaga, Aki Yamato, Miku Maekawa, Yuki Himekawa||Starlight Stage|
|Early Summer♪ (アーリーサマー♪)||Uzuki Shimamura, Meiko Namiki, Itsuki Manabe, Ayame Hamaguchi||Cinderella Girls|
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Yuka is voiced as of the tenth episode of the anime, first aired on March 21st, 2015, as a surprise cameo voice idol.
- In Starlight Stage, Yuka's image stats are relatively balanced, with a tiny lead in Vocal.
- Her catchphrase is "Osu", a form of greeting that originated among karate practitioners. Strangely, it is very rare for women to say "osu".
- She is the second oldest Yellow Lily member (the oldest being Misato Manaka) and the oldest Mellow Yellow member.
- Mellow Yellow itself consists of three voiced Yellow Lily members; Yuka herself, Yukari, and Noriko Shiina.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
"Thanks for waiting♪"
|Animated Loading Characters|
|Cinderella Post Images|
| July 7th, 2018
at 5:09 P.M.
| April 29th, 2019
at 1:39 P.M.
| February 3rd, 2020|
at 3:39 P.M.
| May 2nd, 2020
at 5:22 P.M.
| December 31th, 2020
at 6:12 P.M.
| August 1st, 2021|
at 5:34 P.M.
| May 9th, 2022|
at 5:22 P.M.
|Cinderella Girls Stickers|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
[Hotter than the Sun!]
[A Breath of Fresh Air]
|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
Starlight Stage's 7th anniversary countdown illustration.
Yuka in Dice DE Cinderella.
Cinderella Girls Theater promo art.