Di Gi Charat, usually shortened to Dejiko or Digiko, is the main character of the manga and anime of the same name created by Koge-Donbo. She is a princess of a planet that is also called Di Gi Charat. She is a catgirl which is highlighted by the fact that she ends each sentence with the cat sound 'nyo'. She can be violent at times and will resort to using her special ability, eye-beams, to inflict damage on others. She is close friends with her sidekick Puchiko who has a contrasting personality to that of Dejiko's. Dejiko can work vigorously when motivated but gives up easily when there is no incentive or if things become difficult. Dejiko is the company mascot of Gamers, a retail chain of Broccoli, the production company for Di Gi Charat.
Dejiko is dressed up as a catgirl. In the prequel, Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat she appears to be young and she is ten years old when she comes to Earth with hopes of becoming an idol singer. She has green eyes and green hair and her maid-like uniform consists of a white and navy blue dress with big cat bells tied to her hair with navy blue ribbons. On the very top of her head are her cat ears, which are white with pink inside and have a set of large, non-functional lime-coloured cat eyes. She always wears white gloves and boots (with the exception of her sleeping outfit) and she has a white tail. She is consistently seen in this costume in her various series with the exception of Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat where she wears a different costume in her super deformed character design in that series.
List of appearances
Dejiko has appeared in each of the Di Gi Charat manga series and anime series as the main character and has also appeared in two Game Boy Advance games, the Di Gi Charat: Di Gi Communication series, and three computer games: Glove on Fight, Moe Moe (as selectable character) and Kakuge Yaro (as cameo in one stage).
Dejiko has appeared in anime outside of the Di Gi Charat series in cameo roles in such anime as Galaxy Angel, Cromartie High School, Power Stone, and Akahori Gedou Hour Rabuge. In the Galaxy Angel anime, she is a newscaster working with Puchiko and in one episode, she holds her co-worker for ransom in an endless circle of staged kidnappings that began with the theft of Ranpha Franboise's ship.
Dejiko face was as a mask in Koge Donbo's other work Kamichama Karin.
Notes and references
- 'Dejiko' is the romanization used in Japan, 'Digiko' is the romanization used in the English version of the manga licensed by Viz Media.