kendo club captain
If you're an enemy, I'll cut you.
|name||千葉隼人 (Chiba Hayato)|
|birthdate & age||April 12, 2001 (16 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
additional information (revealed in-game)
additional information (not revealed in-game)