This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Basics Full Name: Chikabane, Chiyo Nickname(s): N/A Age, D.O.B.: 17 | June 7th, 2003 Gender: Female Class: Wild Card Arcana: Fool Grade/Career: 3rd Year High School (Mishiro High) Ethnicity: Japanese Family: Chikabane Jiro & Hanae - Chiyo's father and mother respectively. They're both alive & well. Chikabane Sayo - Chiyo's older sister. 22 years old and finishing up her final year at Asame University. Chikabane Sanae & Sakura - Chiyo's twin little sisters, both 9 years old. They're in 4th grade.
Appearance Face Claim: Yukari Yuzuki, Vocaloid Chikabane Chiyo is a young woman at the age of 17. She is also rather short in stature and stands at a height of 5' even. With purple eyes and purple hair to match, Chiyo has something of a younger look about her at least partially due to her short stature and because of her flat chest. Her hair is also about shoulder length, sometimes a little more or a little less. As for clothing, Chiyo is commonly wearing pretty average clothes actually, not really caring for fashion or other such things. But occasionally she will indulge herself on nice looking things. She's actually a bit of a sucker for clothing with fur lining due to getting cold easily. Her favorite article of clothing is a black hoodie with rabbit ears on it, a gift from her older sister Sayo.
Personality Likes: Video Games, Anime, Manga, Tea, Women, Maids, Electronics, Internet, Cosplay, Writing, Reading Books, Her Family Dislikes: Repressing herself, Conforming to societal norms, Treating everything dead serious, Oppressive rules. Hobbies: Playing video games and other electronics related things, as well as reading any novel that she can get her hands on. She also indulges in occasional cosplay. Finally, Chiyo always has time to indulge her little sisters and her big sister in whatever they want to do. Goals: "Life is choices, let's get living!"
Chikabane Chiyo is a rather odd individual. A self-admitted and blatant otaku, she has a penchant for all things involving video games and electronics, as well as novels. She also has a very clear liking of other girls and doesn't care what anyone thinks of it, even going so far as to say she thinks society is so strict and boring. In this regard, Chiyo can actually be quite abrasive and has more often than not ended up being referred to in derogatory terms because of it. Yet, perhaps oddly she is a social sort of person. Chiyo quite enjoys meeting new people and making friends out of her new acquaintances. Even if another person doesn't share her usual interests, she'll generally try to find something that they can both get along with and talk about. Chiyo also has quite the active imagination, being an avid day dreamer.
Of note, Chiyo is exceptionally more happy and content around her family than she is around other people, even friends. She is respectful of her parents, who have proven to be accepting of their daughter's more "eccentric" behaviors. And she is very affectionate towards her twin little sisters, always indulging and perhaps even spoiling them when their parents don't.
History Most of Chikabane Chiyo's life has been pretty standard and boring, truth be told. Chiyo is a simple city girl raised by loving parents who also has a pair of little sisters in elementary school. She even had childhood friends and other sorts of things. If there's any real notable part of her history before a certain incident involving a foggy night and an encounter with a certain golden-eyed jerk, then it would probably be her habits. Having played video games ever since she was a small child and likewise having been very into reading books since she was little, these two things would become key aspects in her life. Chiyo would develop into an "otaku" over both electronics and books, being obsessed with both as she grew up. So perhaps that is why she has adjusted to the circumstances that exist in the modern day of Sanyo City.
It was a rainy, foggy night when everything had turned odd for the girl known as Chikabane Chiyo. She had been heading back to her apartment after visiting a local convenience store, an umbrella in hand. She had almost missed the sounds of footsteps walking nearby. A figure emerged from an alley-way, small of stature and sleight of frame, like Chiyo herself. The figure turned and looked at her with glowing golden eyes and a dark aura about them that seemed to mix with the fog. Why... It was just like something out of a video game. And that appealed to her curiosity on a rather unique level. The savvy born of a gamer would suggest to her that she should turn and run. But that irksome curiosity caused her to take a step inside instead.
A call of her name caught Chiyo's attention in full and looking square in the eye of the mysterious figure, she would see the one that had called to her. None other than herself. The dark version of herself began to approach, began to speak again. And then got socked in the face. The Shadow erupted in anger as it had not even gotten in a word edgewise before the sudden attack. But as it called out a curse, the human girl punched it in the face again. This would continue several more times, the Shadow roaring out it's fury at not being able to talk while Chiyo snapped back witty replies that played upon her "savvy" of seeing such things in games. The Shadow called her delusional, but she replied that she was all too real, unlike it. At last the Shadow could take no more and cried out two words, "ACCEPT ME!" And in reply, Chiyo said one word, "OKAY!" And so the rather unorthodox fight had come to an end with the Shadow completely fed up with the real girl's crap and a voice calling out in Chiyo's head.
Before the otaku girl appeared another figure, or rather, a rabbit of the purest white. It called itself a guardian, a "mask" for her protection. And then Chiyo knew exactly what was going on. She was now truly the protagonist of a real life video game. But she first needed to regroup and find proper party members before she really got rolling.
And then nothing really happened to Chiyo. Her life quickly went back to relatively normal from there, leaving her with a curiosity as to what happened and a literal voice in her head. She continues to attend her classes at Mishiro High, working towards her more worldly goal of becoming a programmer.
Equipment Chiyo has adopted a pair of hard-knuckle combat gloves for use as protection after her first run of punching something in the face so many times that it gave up. In a Prison however, these gloves turn into full-fledged clawed gauntlets and she gains a matching pair of iron boots. (Strike)
Notes -Lives in an apartment with Sayo in the Star District. Sayo gives her rides to school every day. -Chiyo has some training in martial arts, mainly for self protection.
Skills: -Bash (Light Strike damage against a single foe.) -Resseiha (Light Almighty damage to all foes.) -Tarukaja (Can power up her own Attack or another ally's.)
Description Known as a Trickster God, the Hare of Inaba once infamously tricked a family of sharks into using them as a bridge before getting attacked at the very end after his deception was revealed. When next he met a group of family members passing through Inaba, the older brothers told cruel lies to get the Hare out of their own. But the youngest, a man who would come to be known as Ōkuninushi, told the Hare an honest method to heal himself and so gained the Hare's blessing in return.
Chiyo's mask with the Hare looks like a black and violet rabbit mask.