|Hobbies||Collecting cute hair clips|
|Yamazaki Haruka (山崎はるか)|
The only thing I want to be is idol number one! Please help me reach that goal!
|—Kasuga Mirai, Online Profile|
Kasuga Mirai (春日未来) is a new idol introduced in THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live!. Her basic card is normal. She can be considered the poster girl for the new idols she is often on promotional material alongside Amami Haruka. She is voiced by Yamazaki Haruka.
A friendly, cheerful, and full of energy girl that never goes halfway with her idol work, she's a popular girl who takes pride in her singing and idol status. As told in her Thank You! card, she keeps working to be an idol for the sake of her fans, letting their smiles cheer her on. She is determined to become a top idol and won't let others win against her.
She's not a smart girl, as she tends to forgot to do her homework, she didn't know who Oda Nobunaga (one of the most, if not the most famous warlord in war period Japan) was, and she always speaks before thinking. She also seems to be a terrible cook since her homemade special drink caused the Producer to make a really scary face.
Her path to become an idol started when her friend took her to a live idol concert (in the manga, it is Shizuka who she met and the concert in question was 765PRO’s theater show, which Shizuka is also part of) and she became so impressed that she instantly quit her club to become an idol. She is also a rather innocent girl who is embarrassed to be in swimsuit, and isn't sure whether her feelings for the Producer are love or just respect.
Um~... Your face looks so scary! Did you drink my special drink, by any chance?
I could have a gravure job at any time, so I've been studying different types of poses! How is this one?
Yeah! That's such a great idea! Producer-san, let's do it right away!
Um~ That's not how it is at all~ Eheheh♪ ...Wait, why aren't you praising me?
I'm sorry I came in so late today! The TV show I was watching was just too interesting~
Lala♪ ...Huh, did I start skipping?
Producer-san, thanks for your hard work as always!♪ Are you helping me out again today? I'll be able to do anything!
You said I might be able to appear on TV, so I told all of my friends at school to watch! I have to work hard!
--Greetings Voice Clips
- Thank You! - 765 MILLIONSTARS ver. on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01『Thank You!』
- Thank You! - 765THEATER ver. on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01『Thank You!』
- PRETTY DREAMER on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 03
- Growing Storm! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 02
- Welcome!! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 02
- Dreaming! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 01 Dreaming!
- Welcome!! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 01 Dreaming!
- Dreaming! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 02
- Haruka na Mirai on The IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 02
- GO MY WAY!! on THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE! 1 Original CD
- U.N.M.E.I Live on THE IDOLM@STER MILLION RADIO! Theme Song "U.N.M.E.I Live"
- Thank You! -MR Remix- on THE IDOLM@STER MILLION RADIO! Theme Song "U.N.M.E.I Live"
- Suteki na Kiseki on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 03
- Mirai Hikou on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 02
- Growing Storm! on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER SOLO COLLECTION Vol.1
- Thank You!-MR Remix- on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER SOLO COLLECTION Vol.2
- Haruka na Mirai on THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER SOLO COLLECTION Vol.3 Vocal Edition
- Kimi wa Melody on THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE! 2 Original CD
- Due to her personality, frequent appearance, and her representative color in the game, Mirai is often considered the leading character of THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live! as Amami Haruka, Hidaka Ai, and Shimamura Uzuki are in their respective games. She is often put in a unit with Shizuka and Tsubasa; together they are considered the "representative" girls of the game. Fans often call the three the "stoplight trio" due to their image colors.
- While Mirai's surname means "spring days", it is created from two of the other leading characters, Haruka and Ai, in Japanese. The kanji surname of Mirai Kasuga is 春日, taken from the first name of Haruka 春香 and the last name of Ai 日高. The two kanjis, when put together, are pronounced Kasuga.
- While Mirai's given name means "future", it is created directly from the name of the game "THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live!". The name "Mirai" comes from the first syllable of "Million" or "ミリオン" (MIrion) and the first syllable of "Live", or "ライブ" (RAIbu).