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Di Gi Charat
Di Gi Charat DVDcover.jpg
Cover of the "Di Gi Charat" DVD featuring Dejiko (left), Puchiko (bottom-right) and Rabi~en~Rose (top-right)
デ・ジ・キャラット
(De Ji Kyaratto)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction, Romance
Manga
Gema Gema
Written by Koge-Donbo
Published by Broccoli Books
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine From GAMERS
Original run August 1998 – ongoing
Audio drama
Dejiko's Room
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
Original run October 1999September 2001
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Produced by Tetsuo Gensho
Yoshiyuki Ochiai
Written by Hiroaki Sakurai
Nobuharu Kamanaka
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Synch Point (2005-2008)
Sentai Filmworks (2013-present)
Network TBS (1999)
Original run November 29, 1999December 23, 1999
Episodes 16 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Di Gi Charat - Summer Special 2000
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks (2013-present)
Network TBS (2000)
Original run August 22, 2000August 23, 2000
Episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Di Gi Charat - Christmas Special
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Wataru Takahashi
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks (2013-present)
Network TBS (2000)
Original run December 16, 2000
Episodes 1 (List of episodes)
Manga
Dejiko's Champion Cup
Written by Koge-Donbo
Published by Akita Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion
Original run April 2001August 1, 2002
Volumes 1 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Di Gi Charat - Ohamami Special
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Written by Toru Takahashi
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks (2013-present)
Network TBS (2001)
Original run April 6, 2001
Episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Di Gi Charat - Natsuyasumi Special
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Toru Takahashi
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks (2013-present)
Network TBS (2001)
Original run August 2, 2001August 3, 2001
Episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Audio drama
Dejiko's Room 2
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
SBC
MRO
Tokai Radio
RKB
Original run October 2001March 2002
Anime film
Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Produced by Takeshi Yasuda
Written by Hiroaki Sakurai
Mamiko Ikeda
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Released December 22, 2001
Runtime 25 minutes
Audio drama
Dejiko-san
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
HBC
TBC
Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
SBC
MRO
Tokai Radio
RNB
RKB
Radio Okinawa
Original run April 5, 2002March 28, 2003
Original video animation
Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko!
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Produced by Masao Morosawa
Tetsuro Satomi
Youko Nakano
Written by Mamiko Ikeda
Music by Lantis
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by
Synch-Point (2005-2008)
Released March 2003May 2003
Episodes 8 (List of episodes)
Audio drama
It's G.A.-nyo
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
HBC
Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
SBC
Tokai Radio
RKB
Original run April 5, 2003September 6, 2003
Audio drama
Nyo Nyo Radio
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
Tokai Radio
Original run October 3, 2003March 26, 2004
Audio drama
Nyo Nyo Radio
Studio Broccoli
Station Radio Osaka
Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
Tokai Radio
Original run April 2, 2004September 24, 2004
Manga
Winter Garden
Written by Koge-Donbo
Published by SB Creative
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Comi Digi +
Original run December 21, 2006February 21, 2007
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Winter Garden
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Produced by Shinichi Nakamura
Takashi Takano
Written by Hiroaki Sakurai
Music by Half H.P Studio
Studio J.C.Staff
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks (2014-present)
Network TBS (2006)
BS-i
Original run December 22, 2006December 23, 2006
Episodes 2
Related works
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Di Gi Charat (デ・ジ・キャラット De Ji Kyaratto?) is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Koge-Donbo. The series follows a catgirl named Di Gi Charat "Dejiko" who was adopted as the mascot of Broccoli's retail chain store, Gamers. The original anime series and its original video animations (OVAs) are set in a Gamers store. There are twenty Gamers stores across Japan. Gamers opened a store in the United States in 2001, Anime Gamers, that is located in Los Angeles.

Several specials, OVAs, and movies have been adapted as prequels, sequels and alternate stories. Trading cards and video games are among the many forms of merchandise released for the series.[1] The original series, movie, and Leave it to Piyoko! were licensed in North America by Synch-Point. The manga series is licensed by several companies. The original series, 4 specials and the Winter Garden special are now licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[2]

Manga[edit]

The characters of Di Gi Charat and her sidekick Gema first appeared in July 1998 in From Gamers, a promotional magazine for the Akihabara store, Gamers. In August of that year, the two appeared in Gema Gema (げまげま Gema Gema?), a four-panel comic-strip in From Gamers drawn by dōjin artist Koge-Donbo. Dejiko was later adopted as the mascot of Gamers.

Broccoli Books in the US published the Di Gi Charat Theater series, which contain a number of Di Gi Charat manga by Koge Donbo and several dōjin artists. The comic strip Gema Gema, which still runs in From Gamers, is republished in these volumes. Broccoli Books have stated that all the manga will be translated and released.[3] However, due to Broccoli closing their offices in the US in 2008, Dejiko's Adventure and Leave it to Piyoko! were left unfinished.

Di Gi Charat
Di Gi Charat (デ・ジ・キャラット De Ji Kyaratto?) is a manga serialized in Komi Digi Comics.
Dejiko's Champion Cup
Dejiko's Championship Cup (でじこのチャンピオンカップ Dejiko no Chanpion Kappu?) is a manga that was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion from April 2001 to August 2002.
Di Gi Charat - It's Dejiko-nyo
Di Gi Charat - It's Dejiko-nyo (デ・ジ・キャラット でじこだにょ De Ji Kyaratto: Dejiko Da-nyo?) is a manga published by Jive.
Dejiko's Adventure
Dejko's Adventure (でじこ★あどべんちゃー Dejiko Adobencha?) is a manga that was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Dragon Junior.
Dejiko à la mode
Dejiko à la mode (でじこ☆あらもーど Dejiko a ra mōdo?) is a manga serialized in the same magazine.
Dejiko's Advice
Dejiko's Advice (でじこのススメ Dejiko no Susume?) is a manga serialized in the same magazine.
Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko!!
Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko!! (デ・ジ・キャラット劇場 ぴよこにおまかせっ!! De Ji Kyaratto Gekijō: Piyoko ni Omakasetsu!!?) is a manga serialized in ASCII Media Works's Dengeki Comics.
Di Gi Charat - Piyo Piyo Piyoko-chan
Di Gi Charat - Piyo Piyo Piyoko-chan (デ・ジ・キャラット ぴよぴよぴよこちゃん De Ji Kyaratto Piyo Piyo Piyoko-chan?) is a manga published by Jive.
Di Gi Charat - GGBG!
Di Gi Charat - GGBG! (デ・ジ・キャラット GGBG! De Ji Kyaratto: Jī Jī Bī Jī!)?) is a manga published by Jive.
Di Gi Charat - GGBG! Refill
Di Gi Charat - GGBG! Refill (デ・ジ・キャラット GGBG!おかわり De Ji Kyaratto: Jī Jī Bī Jī! Okawari?) is a manga published by Jive.
Di Gi Charat - Rabian! - Usada's Love Story
Di Gi Charat - Rabian! - Usada's Love Story (デ・ジ・キャラット ラ・ビ・アン!-うさだの恋の物語 De Ji Kyaratto: Rabian! - Usada no Koi no Monogatari?) is a manga published by Jive.
Di Gi Charat Official Comic Anthology
Di Gi Charat Official Comic Anthology (デ・ジ・キャラット公式コミックアンソロジー De Ji Kyaratto: Kōshiki Komikku Ansorojī?) is a manga serialized in ASCII Media Works's Dengeki Comics.
Di Gi Charat Official Comic Anthology
Di Gi Charat Official Comic Anthology (デ・ジ・キャラットオフィシャルコミックアンソロジー De Ji Kyaratto Ofisharu Komikku Ansorojī?) is a manga compilation by Broccoli.


Current Di Gi Charat Manga released in North America:

Broccoli Books Di Gi Charat Theater - Dejiko's Summer Vacation Di Gi Charat Theater - Piyoko is Number One! Di Gi Charat Theater - Dejiko's Adventure Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko!

Viz Media

  • Di Gi Charat Anthology v. 1 - 4

Studio Ironcat

  • Di Gi Charat series - Di Gi Charat Champion Cup

Comic Di Gi, a bimonthly magazine that is issued by Broccoli, included a Di Gi Charat comic called GemaGema Theater by Koge-Donbo.

Anime[edit]

An animated Dejiko and her sidekick Gema first appeared on in a television advertisement for Gamers, set to the store's theme song, Welcome! by Hiroko Kato. The first anime premiered on the Tokyo Broadcasting System on November 29, 1999. Set in a Gamers store in Akihabara, the original series was sixteen episodes long, with each episode running for three minutes. Light-hearted and relatively cheaply animated, the series follows the story of Di Gi Charat (Dejiko), her new sidekick Petit Charat (Puchiko) and Gema, who arrive in Akihabara, Tokyo. Dejiko dreams of becoming an idol, only to realize that they have no money and nowhere to stay. The manager of a Gamers store takes pity on them, and the series follows their exploits as they work in the shop. The series introduces Dejiko's rival, Rabi-en-Rose, and minor characters Abarenbou, Takeshi, Yoshimi, Takurou and Takurou. All other citizens of Akihabara, including the manager, are drawn as anthropomorphic thumbs, the reason being that Akihabara is one of the largest shopping areas of Earth for video games, among other things, and thumbs are most commonly used by people to press buttons while playing video games. The creative team was given free rein over the content of Di Gi Charat,[4] and it is outrageous at times. The anime is directed by Hiroaki Sakurai, animated by Madhouse and produced by BROCCOLI.

As 2008 is the 10th anniversary of the series Di Gi Charat, Broccoli Inc. decided to recast the actresses of the main characters of Di Gi Charat. The new actress for Dejiko, Puchiko, and Usada are Satomi Akesaka, Nao Minakami, and Rieka Yazawa respectively.

Specials[edit]

Despite the series' low budget and its status as an advertisement for a games store, sequels for Di Gi Charat, several feature-length Di Gi Charat special episodes and OVAs, followed. Each special was around twenty minutes long. The specials introduce the Black Gema Gema Gang (Black Gema Gema Dan) and Dejiko's rival, Pyocola Analogue III (Piyoko).

Summer Special 2000
Di Gi Charat - Summer Special 2000 (デ・ジ・キャラット サマースペシャル2000 De Ji Kyaratto - Samā Supesharu Nisen?) is a four episode series that aired over two days, August 22, 2000 to August 23, 2000.[5] This was the first series that Piyoko appeared in and the plot involves her attempting to hold Dejiko hostage for ransom.
Christmas Special
Di Gi Charat - Christmas Special (デ・ジ・キャラット クリスマススペシャル De Ji Kyaratto - Kurisumasu Supesharu?) is a special that aired on December 16, 2000 and featured Piyoko again attempting to capture Dejiko by inviting all the characters on a cruise. Piyoko's accomplices Coo,Rik and Ky are introduced.
Ohanami Special
Di Gi Charat - Ohanami Special (デ・ジ・キャラット お花見すぺしゃる De Ji Kyaratto - Ohanami Supesharu?) is a special consisting of four independent episodes with no continuation that aired in April 2001 in Japan.
Natsuyasumi Special
Di Gi Charat - Natsuyasumi Special (デ・ジ・キャラット 夏休みスペシャル De Ji Kyaratto - Natsuyasumi Supesharu?) was another four episode series set in America that aired almost a year after the original series from August 2, 2001 to August 3, 2001. The young American otaku, Rodoyan, is introduced in this series.

Movie[edit]

Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (デ・ジ・キャラット 星の旅 Di Gi Charat - Hoshi no Tabi?) is a movie that premiered on December 22, 2001 in Japan. The twenty minute animation follows the adventures of Dejiko, Piyoko and Gema as they use the spaceship seen in the first episode to travel back to Dejiko's home planet, Planet Di Gi Charat. It was licensed by Synch-Point and announced at Anime Boston 2003 along with Leave it to Piyoko!.[6]

Synch-Point planned to include a 13 minute bonus episode called "Kuchi kara Bazooka" ("Rocket From the Mouth Special" or "Upchuck Bazooka") that was also included in the Japanese release.[7] However, no release date has been announced.

Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat[edit]

A prequel to the original story, Panyo Panyo, aired from January 5, 2002 until September 29, 2002. The characters are drawn to look much younger. Princess Dejiko and Puchiko wish to escape castle life to help people of Planet Di Gi Charat achieve happiness. Pyocola Analogue III and hologram Deji Devil try to stop her. In this series Dejiko, Puchiko and Gema meet friends Meek and Rinna.

Panyo Panyo was arranged into five minute mini episodes in order to make it feel like classic four panel manga. Panyo Panyo did not have the wide open endings which the original series had.

Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko-pyo![edit]

Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko-pyo! (デ・ジ・キャラット劇場 ぴよこにおまかせぴょ! De Ji Kyaratto Gekijō - Piyoko ni Omakase-pyo!?) is an eight episode OVA that was released in 2003. The OVA is the only show in the series where Dejiko is not the main character. Instead it focuses on Piyoko, Rik, Ky, Coo, and the rest of the Black Gema Gema Gang as they leave Planet Analogue and make their way to Earth to kidnap Dejiko.

At Anime Boston 2003, Synch-Point announced they have acquired North American distribution rights to the OVA.[6] It was released on two DVDs on November 15, 2005 and March 7, 2006. Miyuki Sawashiro, the voice actor of Puchiko, also dubbed Puchiko in English for the first six episodes. It marked the first time a Japanese voice actor repeated their role in English for an English anime dub.[8]

Di Gi Charat Nyo![edit]

Main article: Di Gi Charat Nyo!

An alternate story to the original series, Nyo!, aired from April 6, 2003 until March 28, 2004. There were two stories for each of the fifty-two twenty minute episodes.

Winter Garden[edit]

Winter Garden (ウィンターガーデン Uintā Gāden?) is a two part slice-of-life drama spinoff series. Dejiko is around 20 years old and Puchiko is now around 15. The characters are ordinary human beings and no longer wear their signature outfits with the cat ears and tails, have "eye-beams" or add "nyo"/"nyu" to the end of their sentences. They have a new and more mature look, and different personalities. This was also the last animated project to feature the original voices of the characters.

A promotional video premiered at Anime Expo 2006 during the Di Gi Charat panel sponsored by TBS, PONYCANYON and Broccoli. The series first aired on TBS on December 23, 2006 and December 24, 2006 and later on BS-i.[9]

Unlike the usual Di Gi Charat anime, it is a romance. The story starts on Christmas with Dejiko working at a cake shop. She meets a young man named Senba Takuro while going home on Christmas night. Dejiko accidentally drops her cake but Takuro exchanges his for hers, and love starts after several unplanned meetings with each other.

Relation of each series[edit]

Name Type Relation Length Year
Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat TV Prequel 48 x 5 mins 2002
Di Gi Charat TV Original 16 x 3 mins 1999
Di Gi Charat Nyo! TV Alternate 52 x 20 mins 2003
Summer/Xmas TV Sidestory 8 x 20 mins 2000
Ohanami TV Sidestory 4 x 20 mins 2001
Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet Movie Sidestory 20 mins 2001
Leave it to Piyoko! OVA Sidestory 8 x 20 mins 2003
Winter Garden TV Alternate 2 x 20 mins 2006


Characters[edit]

Most of the characters of Di Gi Charat originally debuted in the yonkoma Gema Gema, and later appeared in the anime series. Across all of the Di Gi Charat series, each catgirl ends their sentence with a cat sounding suffix, such as Dejiko's Nyo. The four DVDs of the series Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat are named after each of the four catgirl's onomatopoeia. Piyoko talks in a similar manner.

Main characters[edit]

Di Gi Charat / Dejiko

Dejiko is the main character of the story. She is also known as "Chocola" (チョコラ Chokora?) but despite this alternate name implying she likes chocolate, she prefers broccoli. Dejiko has a Type A personality and can be aggressive at times.
Dejiko dresses up as a catgirl and is the princess of Planet Di Gi Charat. 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 yellow cat eyes. She always wears white gloves and boots (with the exception of her sleeping outfit) and she has a white tail.
She has the ability to use her eye-beam weapon called the Me kara Biimu. She ends each sentence with nyo.

Petit Charat (プチ・キャラット Puchi Kyaratto?) / Puchiko (ぷちこ Puchiko?)

At the beginning of the story it is explained that Puchiko, also known as Capuccino, is Dejiko's five year old sidekick and is a catgirl. Her relationship to Dejiko is not explained in the original series, but Gema states that she is a princess in the Di Gi Charat Movie and it is seen that she lives with Dejiko in the castle in Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat. According to Di Gi Charat Complete 2002, Dejiko saved her by pulling her out of a hole, and so Puchiko followed Dejiko to thank her. Although in Winter Garden, it said that Puchiko is Dejiko's sister and share the same parents.
Puchiko is quiet and has a Type B personality. She has the ability to use an eye-beam similar to Dejiko's but is often too docile to conjure the aggression required to perform such a feat. This has caused many things to come out of her eyes, including sludge, when she attempts to use it.
Puchiko has brown hair and dark brown eyes. She wears a schoolgirl-type uniform plus cat bells in her hair, though they are much smaller than Dejiko's. She wears orange boots, cat ears and tail. She ends each sentence with nyu.

Hikaru Usada (うさだ ヒカル Usada Hikaru?) / Rabi~en~Rose (ラ・ビ・アン・ローズ Rabi~an~Rōzu?)

Rabi~en~Rose is revealed to the viewer to be Dejiko's rival. Her name was decided following a request for reader submissions,[10] and may be a play on a number of things. "Rabi~en~Rose" may be a play on the common French saying "La Vie en Rose" which means "life in rose-pink". The Japanese expression "spend a life in rose-pink" means to spend a life without any worries. "Rabi" which resembles the English word "rabbit" replaced "La vie" to form a pun to mean "Rabbit in life without worries", which suggests her personality. Her real name is Hikaru Usada, which she hates being called. Her "Usada" surname also is a pun, as the "Usa" part is a shortening of the word "usagi", which means "rabbit" in Japanese. Her name is also meant to resemble the famous Japanese pop singer, Hikaru Utada.
In the original anime, she is seen as a normal girl who uses dice to transform into her bunnygirl outfit: a pink, white and red dress with large white rabbit ears and a large round cotton tail. Her parents left her to live on her own in an attempt to help her become an idol. Rabi~en~Rose does not end her sentences with a rabbit sound (typically pyo in anime) and is the only character with kemonomimi animal traits other than Rik. Ky, and Coo in the Di Gi Charat franchise not to do so.
Gema (ゲマ Gema?)
Gema is explained to be the guardian of Dejiko and Puchiko. Essentially he is a floating yellow balloon that is always upside-down with very small eyes and mouth. Creator Koge Donbo once joked that Gema was the best character because anyone can draw him. He ends his sentences with gema. He can shoot darts out of bamboo sticks; but they have little effect on anyone.

Black Gema-Gema Gang[edit]

Pyocola Analogue III (ピョコラ=アナローグⅢ世 Pyokora Anarōgu San-sei?) / Piyoko (ぴよこ Piyoko?)

Piyoko is eight years old. She is the Princess of planet Analogue and leader of the Black Gema Gema Gang. Her parents left her in Rik, Ky, and Coo's care until she is thirteen because they are embarrassed to show their faces when their attempt to take over planet Di Gi Charat failed. She had to flee to earth because she blew up a city and couldn't pay for repairs. Piyoko's dresses similar to that of a nurse's uniform, but in black and white colors like a panda. She ends her sentences with "pyo" (although certain manga publications depict this as a squeak). She has an attack similar to Dejiko's Laser Eye Beam called Upchuck Bazooka (Kuchikara Bazooka in Japanese) which is a beam that comes from her mouth, but whenever she attempts to attack Dejiko with it, she more often than not gets attacked herself. Piyoko makes a brief cameo in Episode 2 of Cromartie High School as a teenage version of herself.
Rik Heisenberg (リク=ハイゼンベルク Riku Haizenberuku?)
Rik is 26 years old (28 in the English dub of Leave It To Piyoko!) and the General of the Black Gema Gema Gang. He plays the role of the veterinarian of the doctor trio. He takes pride in his profession and loves animals. As a result, Rik has many animals around him. The animals include Bun Bun and Amaenbou. As the gang considers themselves a "family", Rik considers himself as the "Daddy".
Ky Schweitzer (カイ=シュヴァイツァー Kai Shuvuaitsuā?)
Ky is seventeen years old and the Lieutenant General of the Black Gema Gema Gang. He is a dentist and always worries after Piyoko. Ky makes sure that Piyoko practices proper dental hygiene. As the gang considers themselves a "family", Ky considers himself as the "Mommy", even though he is a male. He seems embarrassed by the title.
Coo Erhard (クウ=エアハルト Kū Eaharuto?)
Coo is thirteen and the Major of the Black Gema Gema Gang. He is the physician of the group. He is Piyoko's childhood friend and is closest to her. Sometimes if food flies through the air he will jump up and catch it in his mouth in a dog-like manner. As the gang considers themselves a "family", Coo is considered the "brother". However, Piyoko thinks she is older than he is, although she is only 8 while he is 13. He treasures a stuffed panda that Piyoko gave to him.
Nazo Gema (謎ゲマ Nazo Gema?)
Gema's counterpart in the Black Gema Gema Gang. Like Gema, it is round and floats in the air, but instead of being yellow, it is black. It also has large spooky eyes and red lips.
Black Gema-Gema Danin
is worker from analogue planet-di gi charat danin's counterpart. They end their sentences with "Geba".

Minor characters[edit]

  • Takeshi - Voiced by: Ryo Naito (Japanese), T. Axelrod (English)
  • Yoshimi - Voiced by: Morihisa Mori (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English)
    • The two self-styled "fans of Dejiko". Takeshi is fatter, Yoshimi is taller, and both wear glasses. In the original series, Dejiko interprets Takeshi's name as "bu" and Yoshimi's name as "kimi". Thus, for the remainder of the series, she refers to the pair collectively as Bukimi (meaning 'weird'/'unpleasant smell').
  • Takurou Minagawa (Minataku for short) - Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese), Midge Mayes (English)
    • A boy who comes into the store to buy trading cards and falls in love with Rabi-en-Rose. Enjoys melonpan. Not related to Kimura, though they share the same first name.
  • Takurou Kimura (Murataku for short) - Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Ethan Murray (English)
    • A rich and long-haired man infatuated with Puchiko's cuteness. Not related to Minagawa.
  • Abarenbou (暴れん坊 Abarenbō?) - A rowdy creature seemingly made of water. His appearances in the series are always incredibly random and crazy.
  • Rod Young - An excitable American fan of Di Gi Charat.
  • Mister Manager - Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijo (Japanese), Sam Regal (English)
    • A thoughtful finger-person who runs Gamers and sends Dejiko on errands.
  • Hokke Mirin - A cat who is Puchiko's sidekick. It can walk sideways and has five kittens; Sa, Shi, Su, Se, and So.
  • Majin Gappa - A small green creature likened to a kappa, is Rabi-en-Rose's sidekick.
  • Henna Ikimono (変な生き物 Henna Ikimono?, lit. "Strange Creature") - A mysterious, tiny, yellow bear. Its face always appears to be angry, crying, depressed and laughing at the same time. It always remains in its box and is always seen as being completely still. On one side of the box, "Please give me a home" is written in Japanese. It can eat things bigger than itself. In Party Night, he ate the Earth.

Music[edit]

A great number of Di Gi Charat albums have been released, including soundtracks to the anime as well as collections of original songs sung by the main characters. These albums include drama CDs which expand the Di Gi Charat story.

Games[edit]

Di Gi Charat Fantasy

A game titled Di Gi Charat Fantasy was released for the Dreamcast. It's a visual novel style game, in which the player takes on the role of a boy with a crush on Dejiko who, along with Dejiko, Puchiko, and Rabi-en-Rose, gets sucked through a dimensional vortex into a fantasy world. The player finds himself alone with Dejiko in a forest, and she's lost her memory. In this game, players are given a very different view of Dejiko, as the amnesia makes her innocent and shy.

This game later was ported to PlayStation 2 and was renamed Digi Charat Fantasy Excellent. Since the PS2 version uses DVD-ROM media, it features improved FMV cutscenes and additional VA.

Di Gi Charat: Dejiko-communication I & II

Dejiko-communication (でじこミュニケーション Dejikomyunikēshon?) (is a game series for the Game Boy Advance. On October 25, 2002, the first game was released by Broccoli, the sequel a year later. The games are based on money management. Choosing one of the three main characters of the anime, the player takes the role as the manager of the store with the objective of running the store on the little money available. The game takes aspects of the anime into its gameplay including character art and an instrumental music score of popular songs from the anime composed by Manabu Namiki for the games. The two games were released only in Japan, and have not been translated into English yet. Although the games are very short and simple, as you play through multiple times with different lead characters and different ending scores you can continue to unlock more and more songs and artwork.

Glove on Fight

Dejiko appeared as a selectable character in the 2D fighting game Glove on Fight for the PC. The game contains several popular mascot chacters such as Ecoco and characters from well known visual novels and anime such as To Heart and Shingetsutan Tsukihime. This was a fanmade (or doujinshi) game by the circle French-Bread.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Di Gi Charat Information". DMD Sales. Retrieved 2006-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Gatchaman, DiGi Charat, Godannar Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Broccoli Books Blog". Broccoli Books. Retrieved 2006-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Di Gi Charat Summary". Broccoli. Retrieved 2006-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Di Gi Charat". TCP. Retrieved 2006-07-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Anime Boston Acquisition Announcements". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  7. ^ "It's Raining Di Gi Charat Scripts". Synch-Point. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  8. ^ "First Japanese VA on an English Dub". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  9. ^ "New Digi Charat Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  10. ^ Koge-Donbo and others (2003). Di Gi Charat Theatre - Dejiko's Summer Vacation. Broccoli Books. p. 122, 126, 156. ISBN 1932480072. 

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