BASIC INFORMATIONNAME: Yoshino Chidori
NICK NAME: Chidorita
FIRST APPEARANCE: Persona 3
WEAPON: Chained Hatchet
ARCANA: The Hanged Man
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Art, drawing
"The second member of Takaya's group. She carries a large hand axe attached to a chain, which she throws as an attack. When she first appears, she is cold and unfeeling, but through befriending Junpei, her heart warms and she learns to care about life." - Official Profile
BEHIND THE NAMEChidori is a Japanese girl name that means a "thousand birds chirping." It is a very unpopular name in Japan right, but was seen more often long ago. Based on Chidori's personality, I thought that the following characteristics really portrayed her well. If you want to search a characters name, feel free to go to http://www.kabalarians.com and see what you can find about their names as well!
→ "This name is not altogether constructive; it creates a somewhat scattering influence which makes it difficult for you to finish what you start."
→ "This name brings disappointments and emotional involvements through being too sympathetic and easily influenced."
→ "As a result of your active nature, you have an appetite for quick-energy foods, which you could consume to excess."
→ "Health weakness appear as skin conditions, or as ailments relative to the liver."
VOICE ACTORSNAME: Miyuki Sawashiro
SEIYUU: Japanese voice
BIRTHDAY: June 2, 1985
Miyuki is a Japanese voice actress (in numerous anime and non-anime works) and singer who works for Mausu Promotion. She voiced Puchiko in the English dubbed releases of Di Gi Charat the Movie and Leave it to Piyoko, making her one of the few Japanese voice actors to have reprized a role in English in addition to the original Japanese performance. She was not able to record for the English dub of the Di Gi Charat TV series because of a scheduling conflict.
➾ Mint Blancmanche from Galaxy Angel
➾ Kotarou Higuchi from Pita Ten
➾ Jun Kanzato from Persona Trinity Soul
➾ Yomi Takanashi/Dead Master) from Black Rock Shooter
➾ Elizabeth from Persona 3
NAME: Mona Marshall
VOICE ACTOR: English voice
BIRTHDAY: August 31, 1947
BIRTHPLACE: Portland, Oregon
Mona M. Lonatti goes by the stage name Mona Marshall, is an American voice actress. She is often cast in the roles of young male characters. Her roles have included parts in not only Japanese anime, but also in American cartoons.
➾ Izzy Izumi from Digimon
➾ Motoko Aoyama from Love Hina
➾ Toboe from Wolf's Rain
➾ Ken Amada from Persona 3
➾ Roger S. Huxley from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
APPEARANCEChidori has long redish-pinkish hair that goes down to about waist level. In the front, she wears part of her hair in braids with spiraling white ribbons all the way down her hair. She wears a white choker with pink lace around her neck, made with what looks like soft fabric. To match, she wears a black headband with white fabric and a needle going through it --- this sits on top of her head, making the needle look like a cross going through her skull. The needle that goes through her hair has a jewel hanging down from one end, while the other end seems sharp. Her clothing is very reserved, wearing a long, all-white, gown with lace on it. It is a little bit low cut, exposing some cleavage, but nothing too revealing. She wears long white stockings and white boots with black on the bottom and spikes at the top.
She is known to have a "Gothic-Lolita" look to her. This Japanese fashion is a sub-culture group that imitates Victorian-Era clothing. Big companies such as Milk and Angelic Pretty have adopted this style and brought it farther than just Japan, even into the Western World. The Lolita look began primarily as one of modesty with a focus on quality in both material and manufacture of garments. The original silhouette is of a knee length skirt, or dress, with a "cupcake" shape assisted by petticoats. However, this look has expanded into various types of garments including corsets and floor length skirts. Blouses, knee high socks or stockings, and headdresses are also worn.
When Junpei is a bit startled when he first sees Chidori, stating "Dude, what's with that outfit...? And, what the hell is she drawing...? Man, I'll never understand art. Oh, well..." She wasn't wearing anything that anyone else in the town or the school had. Her outfit appears to be outdated and a bit odd. However, she is never seen without her cap and choker on, even when she is in the hospital and wearing a green hospital dress. She likes her style and wears it very well, especially with her big and dark olive shaped eyes.
WEAPONBesides for being a Persona user, Chidori also carries around a Chained Hatchet. The Hatchet is chained to her outfit with a metal chain. The base is a beige color, while the actual hatchet is red with metal on the end. It is very sharp and could easily do a lot of damage, making it a great tool for when she is unable to use her Persona. One may ask, 'what is the difference between a hatchet and an ax?' Hatchets are often described as a small ax that can be utilized with the use of one hand rather than two. Featuring a handle that is often half the length of the standard ax handle, the hatchet is a handy tool that can be used for a number of smaller jobs, such as cutting through thick shrubs or small limbs. Along with it's main use in woodcutting, the hatchet has historically been used for other tasks around the home, as well as a weapon.