|Cinderella Girls Character Data|
Yuka Nakano (Japanese: 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 (Japanese: 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|
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self-Introduction
Osu! ...O-Or not! Thank you for your hard work! Producer, my teacher said the same thing as you!! I'll definitely become the strongest idol, so please lend me your coaching and encouragement!!"
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!|
To view Yuka's Cinderella Girls and Starlight Stage card lines and data, click here
Yuka appears in the Events listed below.
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage
|Yellow Lily (イエローリリー)||Yuka Nakano, Noriko Shiina, Misato Manaka, Yukari Mizumoto, Kana Imai|
|Happy Valentine (ハッピーバレンタイン)||Yuka Nakano, Ibuki Komatsu, Kanade Hayami|
|Talk Battle Cheers (トークバトルチアーズ)||Yuka Nakano, Kanade Hayami, Ayame Hamaguchi|
|Mellow Yellow (メロウ・イエロー)||Yuka Nakano, Noriko Shiina, Yukari Mizumoto|
|Indoor Athletic Club Union (屋内運動部連合)||Yuka Nakano, Nagisa Aino, Ibuki Komatsu|
|Refreshing Sports Girls (さわやかスポーツ娘)||Yuka Nakano, Rin Shibuya, Yuki Himekawa|
|Immortal Challengers (イモータル・チャレンジャーズ)||Yuka Nakano, Aki Yamato|
|la Roseraie||Yuka Nakano, Kyoko Igarashi, Frederica Miyamoto, Shiki Ichinose, Momoka Sakurai|
|Cherry ☆ Super (ちぇりー☆すぱ)||Yuka Nakano, Kanako Mimura|
|Powerful Carnival! (パワフルカーニバル！)||Yuka Nakano, Yukimi Sajo, Arisu Tachibana, Ai Togo, Natalia|
|NEX-US||Yuka Nakano, Anastasia, Syoko Hoshi, Miku Maekawa, Nao Kamiya|
|Brilliant Dancing Girl (煌々舞姫)||Yuka Nakano, Chie Sasaki, Mary Cochran|
|Powerful Spirits (パワフル☆スピリッツ)||Yuka Nakano, Nagisa Aino, Umi Sugisaka, Akane Hino, Tomoka Wakabayashi|
|Clockwork Memory (クロックワークメモリー)||Yuka Nakano, Yasuha Okazaki, Nao Kamiya, Yoko Saito|
|2WINKLE 4OR INFINITY∞||Yuka Nakano, Risa Matoba, Mary Cochran, Akiha Ikebukuro|
|Paradise Heaven (パラダイスヘヴン)||Yuka Nakano, Hajime Fujiwara, Riamu Yumemi|
|Create Spinners (クリエイト・スピナーズ)||Yuka Nakano, Ranko Kanzaki, Hina Araki|
|Ember Last||Yuka Nakano, Ryo Matsunaga, Aki Yamato, Miku Maekawa, Yuki Himekawa|
|Early Summer♪ (アーリーサマー♪)||Yuka Nakano, Uzuki Shimamura, Meiko Namiki, Itsuki Manabe, Ayame Hamaguchi|
Trivia and Fanculture
- 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.
- Much like fellow Yellow Lily member Kana Imai, Yuka is also often compared to Nico Yazawa from Love Live! School Idol Project, due to both sharing pigtail hairstyle, although in the case of Yuka, the comparison is much less prevalent.
|Animated LINE Stickers|
|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.|
|Starlight Stage Renders|
|[Love! Straight]||[Hotter Than The Sun!]||[Graceful Taste]|
|[A Breath of Fresh Air]|
|Starlight Stage SSR Cameos|
|[After School Rock Star]|
Countdown Art for Starlight Stage's 7th Anniversary.
Yuka in the anime with Noriko Shiina and Yukari Mizumoto.
Yuka in Dice DE Cinderella.