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Yuriko Nanao (Japanese: 七尾百合子 Nanao Yuriko) is an idol available in THE iDOLM@STER Million Live! Theater Days and originally debuted in the mobile game THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!. She is voiced by Miku Itou (Japanese: 伊藤美来 Itou Miku).
THE iDOLM@STER Million Live! biography
"Books don't know everything. So I have to study more in the real world..."
- Online Character Profile
THE iDOLM@STER POPLINKS Profile Quote
"M-My name is Yuriko Nanao! I'm aiming to be an idol who will remain in someone's heart like a book that will be read for a hundred years to come!"
The bookworm of MILLION STARS, Yuriko is a girl who loves books very much. She loves reading any genre of book as long as it’s interesting to her (she reads Bradbury, Dazai, Tolkien, and Poe, for example), though her favorite genres seem to be fantasy and mystery. As such, Yuriko constantly daydreams about fantastical worlds and the magical aspects of the books she read in her daily life.
While Yuriko is not particularly skilled at dancing, she still enjoys it very much. From the Otome Storm event, it was shown that while she faced difficulties in dancing, she continued to work hard and even practiced beyond the official lesson timings by herself, in hopes that she would not hold her unit members back from performing a more difficult choreography. Yuriko also enjoys acting but has never starred in a play before.
Yuriko can be shy around strangers, but when among her friends, or any book-related topic (or just something that stimulates her quite wild imagination) comes up, her energetic and cheerful side will come out and she will often talk about books non-stop. She is known to be so passionate about books that she once wrote a review of a book that was over 100 pages long as homework and is feared at the library as the “Wild Express Train of the Library”, which she revealed was longer than the book itself.
Yuriko’s love for fantasy leads her to imagine about placing herself in the situations that the main characters of her novels experience. She’s thus referred to as a chuunibyou by her friends. Sometimes, she even uses these situations as a means to encourage herself. Once she becomes close to the Producer, she’ll become very attached to him, even unconsciously replacing the protagonists of every book she reads with the Producer.
In addition, Yuriko can be very lively on stage, or while acting. She is also a gamer, which leads to her friendship with another quiet gamer, Anna Mochizuki. They often play MMORPGs together, in which she seems to play a more supportive role while Anna is either the Tanker or the Damage-dealer. Her in-game name is "lillyknight".
Her goal as an idol is to become an idol who, like a great book, continues to move people even a hundred years after the author is gone.
Million Live Lines
"Ah... That was such a nice story! If this ever gets turned into a movie drama, I'd love to be part of the cast!"
"Ah... Dazai, Tolkien, and Bradbury never taught me how to overcome shyness..."
"What would you do if you suddenly got caught up in an incident that shook even the Imperial City on your way to work?"
"Producer-san, let's work well today."
"What I need now is a bookshelf! I'll be able to afford more books once I start my work as an idol..."
"If my life was like a story, do you think I've reached the first chapter?"
"I really like going to singing lessons! Though I guess I'm not that good at them."
"I went to dance lessons the other day, because moving my body always helps when I'm feeling melancholy."
Trivia and Fan Culture
- It is hinted that Yuriko is writing her own autobiography in her talk track on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 02 CD.
- She's nicknamed “Yuriyuri” by her friends.
- Her first name "Yuriko" literally means "lily girl," which, along with her taste for adventure novels, explains her online handle "lilyknight".
- The proverbs that she wrote in her "Illusionary Writing Skill" are "心頭滅却 Shintou Mekkyaku" that means "clearing one's mind of all mundane thoughts" and "疾風迅雷 Shippuu Jinrai" that means "lightning speed".
- She shares her birthday with Misaki Etou.
|LINE Animated Stickers|
Yuriko in Theater Days.
Yuriko's profile in POPLINKS (Romance Dreamer).
Yuriko's profile in POPLINKS (Celestella Unison).
Mirishita's 2nd anniversary countdown illustration.