This is the Two-hundred-and-thirty-ninth week of using the "Perfect Anime Girl Sheet". Notice: This Blog may contain Unmarked Spoilers.
[center]Today's girl is:
Hair: The first thing that most people notice about Chie's hair is how short it is. It's a very boyish hairstyle and her hair doesn't even reach her shoulders. It does cover her ears though, as well as being angled to the right. I do like the color though, it's a nice light brown color and matches her eyes well (usually). Overall it's not a bad hairstyle and it fits her personality. I just prefer long hair, even just having it shoulder length would have increased her score.
Eyes: Much like Yukiko back when I blogged about her, I was a bit cautious about Persona 4 due to how the eyes are designed. They're almond-shaped much like a real eye, and Chie's eyes are likely almond-COLORED as well! That said, I do appreciate the eyes a lot more now. That said, Chie DOES also have a lot of eyelashes, and the dot-like pupil doesn't do her many favors (the dot is harder to see on Yukiko as her eyes are black/grey themselves). There's also another version of Chie with yellow eyes, though I like the brown version better. I know that it's supposed to look unnerving, but it's not a color that looks good with Chie's personality.
As a Persona 4 playable character, Chie of course wears glasses inside the TV world. They are a nice pair of full-frame glasses which I admire, but again the yellow color isn't the best. I do like the various stripes near where the screw is or so, they add a bit of nice color.
Face: Chie's face, like I discussed in Yukiko's blog, is not in an art style that I get all that excited for. She has sharp features and is done in a somewhat-realistic style. She also seems to have smaller cheeks, though not too bad as you can still make out some curve to her face. Her nose is also pretty noticeable as well. That said, her facial features did grow on me and I do find her nice to look at. She's not ugly by any means, especially her subdued smile. Her smile only seems to affect the corners of her mouth, making it look shy and cute. She also has a lot of various emotions through the series and many of them look nice.
Build: Chie has a somewhat modest body, though more often it's hidden by a somewhat-baggy track jacket. I will say that she has nice hips and waist though. I do like how she's not too muscular too. Another major point to look at are Chie's legs. They aren't all that shapely, nor are they as impressive as Yukiko's (as Chie's legs are bare compared to Yukiko's pantyhose). Instead, Chie's legs are POWERFUL. You see, Chie is one of the two main physical damage dealers and due to her practicing martial arts, a lot of her attacks are based off of that. One, Galactic Punt, is even a One Hit Knock Out if it activates. To reinforce that Chie is a "kick" girl, she even uses boots/greaves in her weapon slot.
Chie's official measurement is that she's 158 cm tall (5'2"). Her weight and three sizes are unknown, however.
Breasts: Chie has a modest chest, befitting her being a martial artist. After all, breasts will likely only get in the way (though in some other shows they're a source of power). She isn't FLAT of course, and she probably does have more than an A cup (if not much), just to make sure you understand. And to be fair I don't think that large breasts would suit her that well either (it would give her more points sure, but she's fine as-is).
Clothes: Chie's usual outfit is a green track jacket (with the collar up on her neck as well), a grey skirt, bike shorts, and short socks. The jacket also has yellow stripes going down the zipper and sleeves as well as multiple buttons on the chest. In addition, it's unfortunate that there's no real scenes of her butt (not that I mind as Persona 4 isn't a fanservice series, but it's sort of a waste to put her in bike shorts). Overall it's not anything impressive, but it does give Chie her "green/gold" motif. In summer, however, she is seen wearing the school's standard summer uniform, having wrapped her jacket around her hips. The outfit looks to be a somewhat standard sailor uniform. On days off, she replaces her uniform with a white top and underneath two colors: one black and white stripe and second a blue top, with high collar lighter green jacket with purple crystal necklaces, navy short shorts, and lighter green boots. Her summer outfit consists of a green tank top with a floral pattern as well as a colorful wristband at each arm. At the summer festival she wears yukata, and other outfits include a green and gold two piece bathing suit, a towel, a blue track jacket, and a green tanktop.
I'm not a big fan of her outfits, but I can't deny that it doesn't suit her personality. She's not known for being feminine and her outfits show that. It is sort of unfortunate that we couldn't see her in something like a gym uniform though. Also, as questionably canon as it is, in the Arena game she wears a color scheme that relates to some other Persona/fighting game characters. These include Yukari Takaba (Pinks), Jam Kuradoberi from Guilty Gear (Reds), and Makoto Nanaya from Blazblue (Orange).
Personality: As I've said, multiple times, Chie's big character trait is that she's a tomboy. She likes a lot of masculine things such as kung-fu movies and martial arts in general. She even taught herself Jeet Kune Do! She has trouble being feminine, which is explored further in her social link in the game, but it IS obvious that she's still female. She's not intentionally trying not to be feminine like some female characters, it just ends up that she looks out of place compared to someone like Yukiko (more on that later). One thing that she especially has problems with is cooking. She doesn't have a specialty (such as being bland or too spicy), she just can't cook. It's somewhat unfortunate as Chie loves to eat. To be more specific, it's became a thing that she loves to eat meat (steak in particular). It got played up more so in the later games than the original though. Other than that, Chie is an upbeat, energetic girl that is normally friendly and cheerful. She does have a short temper at times, but I really wouldn't consider her to be a tsundere. She's not smart, but she's no idiot either as she's able to come up with a lot of solutions and the subjects she's good at are usually high marks. She's also attentive and supports the investigation team with suggestions that, despite her own disbelief, turn out to be correct.
Chie and Yukiko are both close friends, with Chie herself being like a body guard to keep guys away from Yukiko. However, Chie eventually becomes jealous of her friend's natural beauty and talents. She also felt like she needed to control Yukiko as well, and those two things are what her shadow self is built off of. After defeating her shadow, she joins the party and symbolizes the "Chariot" card. Her abilities include having low to mid-range Ice spells, but she specializes in physical attacks. During the Chariot social link you learn a lot about Chie, such as how she and Yukiko met and how she wants to protect others. In fact, as you go along you see her protect various people from bullies. Eventually, in the normal ending, Chie even becomes a police officer so that she can protect the town even more.
All of the Persona 4 characters are great, or at least well developed. You get to see Chie slowly embrace her feminine side while still being able to be tomboy-ish. I really like personalities based on gender differences and the like, so I do like her. I will say though that she's not my favorite or even second favorite female in the series though. I did like her more than I was expecting though. In addition, both Yui Horie (one of my favorite VA's) and Erin Fitzgerald do a good job with Chie's voice. Yui especially sounds cute, but both aren't trying to hard to be masculine and make Chie come "alive".
Libido: Chie, like Yukiko, is a potential romantic candidate for the male lead in the series. She even spends Christmas night over at his house, lying to her parents that she's at Yukiko's. However, I like to imagine her and Yusuke, the secondary male lead, get together. I will admit that it's partially due to their relationship with each other (that I'll admit isn't always friendly, but they make for good rivals) and partially due to wanting to pair up the leads. You could also potentially consider her and Yukiko together, but that's more of a knight/lady pairing than a romantic one.
Age: Chie is between 16 and 17 as she ages through the course of the series. Her birthday is July 30th, so her birthday is about halfway through the game (approximately, at least). Her official birth year is 1994, which is odd as the game came out in 2008.
Total Grades: 70
Average score: 7.8
Final Grade: B
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