A Certain Magical Index Idol Master Cameo


The recent eighth episode of A Certain Magical Index, in addition to a naked Index, brings with it what is said to be a Idol Master cameo with three of the Idols appearing as not so non-descript extras in a cafeteria reaction shot.

The characters featured are said to be 天海春香 / Haruka Amami, 如月千早 / Chihaya Kisaragi and 三浦あずさ / Azusa Miura. Haruka’s Xenoglossia seiyuu and that of Index are in fact one and the same person, 井口裕香 / Yuka Iguchi.

However, not all are fully convinced, so some closer examination is in order:




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We seem to be seeing plenty of cameos of late, with Kannagi, Toradora, Hayate no Gotoku, and of course Zettai Karen Children, all getting many subtle and not so subtle guest appearances…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was no IdolM@ster anime etc etc.

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    Comment by Stonehound
    05:35 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was a bad attempt at faking one, though.

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    Comment by maru
    09:33 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not suprised if its spotted by 2channers again lol.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    09:05 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you ask me the girls there are hotter than the ones in idol master.

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    Comment by metatron
    15:20 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's no such thing as an Idolm@ster animu lulz

    Comment by Tim
    21:47 27/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    hairstyle difference

    Comment by Quen
    05:35 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd wager it is meant to be one, but when I saw the episode the thought that it was a cameo took a long while to materialize, it wasn't an obvious one at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    That IS an idolm@ster cameo considering same VAs. Also, cameos don't always have to have the same palette colors (just look at other anime like SZS, Lucky Star or Hayate). It is undeniably them, however, some may be led astray since the designs more closely resemble the game artwork as opposed to Xenoglossia artwork.

    Comment by diesIupitri
    03:26 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    After 30 minutes of thinking about this I came to the realization that there can be only one straight answer, one that leaves no questions unanswered. ...maybe...~

    Comment by flaskis
    02:59 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMO that's a little too far fetched. Only thing I see is that those ribbons look a bit like Harukas', and that isn't enough to convince me :P

    Comment by kadian1364
    03:43 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think people are just seeing things. Nowadays, just how do you design Extras without looking like someone else? I know if I were to make a cameo scene, I'd make it as obvious as possible, not "OMG it looks like Haruhi".

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    Comment by Archer112
    06:13 04/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda like with the ZKC and the Hayate cameos.

    Comment by Andrei-kun
    04:02 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, the fact that Index And Xenoglossia Haruka's seiyuu is the same, there might be a possibility that they made this cameo. Since the theme of the series was comedy, cameo appearances materialization is possible. :D

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    Comment by Echo
    05:03 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I said yes, but it seems really subtle; like their hairstyles could be closer to the idols and have the right colours. Not really a cameo.

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    04:10 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If so, it's not enough... too generic to be considered a cameo.

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