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Yumeko Sakurai (桜井夢子 Sakurai Yumeko) is a rival of Ryo Akizuki, and initially appeared in Dearly Stars. She is voiced by Sayuri Yahagi (矢作 紗友里 Yahagi Sayuri) in Neue Green Special Drama CD insert of Neue Green volume 3.
Yumeko is an extremely aggressive and competitive person, to the point of severely injuring other idols. Yumeko is also considered a tsundere type character.
Yumeko is an idol and rival to Ryo Akizuki who chases after her dream no matter what it takes. She is described as an extremely talented idol until it was revealed that she cheated her way to the top by sabotaging rival idols with various means, including giving them candy that clogs the vocal chords or making the stage floor slippery. After Ryo convinces her to stop, she reveals that her dream was to appear as a guest on Souichi Takeda's show "Old Whistle". Despite being rivals, she hangs out with Ryo frequently to talk about their upcoming auditions. After Ryo revealed himself as a boy, Yumeko developed a crush on him.
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Yumeko makes a cameo in one of Ryo Akizuki's SR cards, titled My Real Self.
Yumeko is briefly mentioned by Ryo in F-LAGS' prologue story arc.
Yumeko Sakurai cameos as a possible rival the player can face.
Trivia and Fan Culture
- Yumeko is the first freelance idol of the iDOLM@STER series, as she doesn't have any affiliations with any agency.
- She calls Azusa Miura her "older sister" because of her admiration to her as her senpai.
- Yumeko initially disliked Yayoi Takatsuki due to her being loud and "annoying", though she felt sympathetic when she found out about Yayoi's family and their bad finances.
- Yumeko has designs for her CUTE & GIRLY and her COOL & SEXY costumes within her manga appearances.
- Yumeko was the first Dearly Stars rival to become playable in Cinderella Girls.
- Yumeko is often associated with the flag of Ghana, after a dialogue line in a Cinderella Girls collaboration event where she is depicted as the flag while berating Ryo.