kendo club captain
If you're an enemy, I'll cut you.
|name||千葉隼人 (Chiba Hayato)|
|birthdate & age||April 12, 2000 (17 years old)|
|height||176cm (5ft 9in)|
|personal pronoun||自分 (jibun), 俺 (ore)|
|stats (scale of 0-5)||luck 2 / intelligence 1 / popularity 2 / special ability 4 / physical strength 5 / influence 4|
|voice actor||Hatano Wataru (羽多野渉) ~ other roles|
|fitting in at Bell Liberty|
|year||second year student|
|role/affiliation||Durak discipline, kendo club captain / Durak|
|class sorting||ultimate: PE / regular: all others|
|closest friend||Jokawa Kiyotada|
|favorites & other personal info|
|family||father, mother, older sister, younger sister|
|favorite things||daily training, victory|
|dislikes||ghosts, everything occult|
Chiba is the third and final member of Durak, the organization that pretty much rules Bell Liberty. With his almost fanatical devotion to Joker and to his kendo training, you’d be tempted to think he’s just the dumb muscle, but... Okay, he’s the dumb muscle BUT he’s also a sweetheart!
At first, Chiba doesn't seem to have much of a story - at the beginning of the game, he almost feels like an accessory for Joker instead of his own person. But once you start wondering just why he respects Joker so much, and why he’s so serious about kendo, and why the hell is he such a weenie about ghost stories... well, there’s a lot going on beneath the cute and derpy surface.
Chiba seems cold and unapproachable, but he's actually just naive and a little awkward, making him a prime target for Joker's teasing. He's also serious and honest, always willing to work hard if he's interested in the outcome. Alas, he doesn't seem to care much about grades, and he's failing several of his classes. Oops.
Discipline and respect are very important to Chiba, especially self-discipline. He works hard to build his physical and mental strength through training, and expects the other members of the kendo club to follow suit. Unfortunately, he's also plagued by a buried memory from his past, which manifests as a fear of supernatural things and of death.
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Jokawa Kiyotada - friend (?)
Chiba idolizes Joker, impressed by his lack of fear. Chiba has pretty much appointed himself as Joker's bodyguard, and doesn't hesitate to threaten anyone who opposes or disrespects his idol. Joker sees Chiba as more of a pet than anything else, cute and interesting like a puppy that's gotten attached to him. Chiba will follow Joker's orders without question, and chooses to interpret his teasing as 'training' instead of a mean-spirited joke.
Sonoda Eiji - friend (?)
The relationship between Chiba and Sonoda is pretty thin, and is kind of like a scaled-down version of the Joker/Chiba relationship. Sonoda teases Chiba for being naive, and Chiba isn't especially close to Sonoda. Still, they are tied together through their positions in Durak and relationships with Joker. Maybe they'll become real friends after the events of the game are resolved...
character data sheet
The following information is a translation of the character data sheet that was provided on the preorder bonus CD. These character sheets are more like lists of random notes than a detailed character profile, so don't expect this to be terribly coherent. :3
Please be aware that these are early development notes and information may differ slightly from the finished game.
strong point: serious, honest, uses his utmost strength when defending others
weak point: not adaptable, clumsy, reckless, thinks in absolutes
Serious but clumsy when it comes to relating personally. Doesn't waste his breath. Silent, resolute but naive. Firm in his commitment. Merciless in his attacks. One hit one kill philosophy (means fight should end as soon as possible). A training freak. Steadfast in his convictions. He has little personal volition except for his own training.
Joker's faithful knight. Adores Joker and considers Joker's orders absolute. Will eliminate any enemy in the way.
He's been swinging a sword in the dojo ever since he was old enough to remember. He has always been in a kendo club. In the interhigh competitions, he's at a level where he can aim for a national championship. But he got into fights outside of school. (He was careful not to let the school or police know.)
additional information (revealed in-game)
He adores Joker because Joker doesn't feel the fear of death at all, a feeling he can't overcome no matter how much he trains. He really can't handle occult stories (from ghosts to UFOs urban legends and superstitions, even mysterious dolls, everything even slightly occult). He doesn't want to hear or see about it. To the extent that if he hears about it, he passes out.
Joker knows about it and makes him stay on purpose when Okaken is telling occult stories. Since Joker's orders are absolute to Chiba, he winds up frightened every time he's made to listen. Afterward, he does some soul searching and concludes that he doesn't have enough mental training, and goes to the dojo to devote himself to practice swings alone.
He saw a "ghost" in the past. He's afraid that since he's the only one who can see it, it might be his future self.
He has no enthusiasm for schoolwork, and his grades are extraordinarily bad. Every time, it's a flurry of red marks. But he doesn't care at all.
additional information (not revealed in-game)
Once when he was afraid of a ghost and panicking, he accidentally injured his mother. Because of that, for a time it was painful to be at home and he hung out with some troublemakers. That was when he tried to overcome his fear by getting into serious fights (facing death). But in the end, he realized that overcoming a fear of the occult was different from overcoming a fear of violence. He still has a scar from being cut with a knife. And, since going to the hospital would reveal he had been in a fight, he sewed his own wound. He says it was thanks to happening to see the movie Rambo a few days before.
He hates Sagimori who seems to have no worries. It annoys him that he's so strong despite being so showy. Chiba dislikes gaudy, feminine things like lace and frills and flowers, so he doesn't like that Sagimori wears those things so happily. It also irritates him that he's not an idiot, even though he seems like one. And, and, the secretary Takato is creepy and he hates him. He hates the ex-Ace because he's weak. In short, he hates the student council.
The school cats are so cute... he secretly thinks, but every day the cats run away from him because of the murderous intent (?) he projects.