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Chinatsu Yoshikawa (吉川ちなつ Yoshikawa Chinatsu?) is a character in the YuruYuri series who appears as one of the main characters in YuruYuri, MiniYuri, Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken, and a supporting character in Reset! and Ōmuro-ke.

Description

She is a pink-haired girl in Akari Akaza's class who originally wanted to join the tea ceremony club, but ended up joining the Amusement Club as the tea ceremony club was abolished. She is often chased after by Kyōko Toshinō (initially in part due to her resemblance to Mirakurun), though she herself has passionate feelings for Yui Funami. She acts and exudes cute, especially in the presence of Yui, and is helpful to her club by being its tea-maker, but she sometimes shows dark thoughts and when attempting to draw something she displays terrifying artistic skills.

Appearance

Chinatsu is a girl of short height. She has pink fluffy pigtails with two maroon hair bobbles on them. Her hair has been shown to eat small objects, such as a ping pong ball, which made Akari Akaza, Kyōko Toshinō and Yui Funami shocked. Her hair was supposedly a contributing factor in the lack of Akari's presence. She has blue eyes and a creamy complexion.

Personality

Chinatsu's terrifying artworks

The majority of the time Chinatsu has a cute and rather innocent personality (it is shown that she will exhibit that more whenever she is around Yui Funami). Whenever she and Akari Akaza are alone, she is persistent to know more about Yui (as seen in Episode 05, she makes a Yui-senpai test that she gave to Akari but ends up... Doing something...)

She was exhausted by the effort of posing as Mirakurun to make Mari (Yui's relative) happy (although seeming genuinely satisfied when it made her happy), taking on a tired, abrupt attitude. Upon having realized that Chinatsu isn't quite like Mirakurun, Mari has since grown melancholic about her.

In episode 11 it was revealed that she once bullied Akari, Kyōko and Yui at a playground before they knew each other.

Despite her cute facade, she often reveals a frightening inner self, which is shown in her horrifying drawings, as well as her sewing and cooking skills, and the fact that she forcefully kissed Akari. She used to be a bully when she was in elementary school, and still doing it sometimes like when she suggests splashing water on Akari while she's in the toilet.

She's seen acting unladylike whenever she's tired, exhausted, or during hot weather, like lying down on the floor with an oldman pose or scratching her back with Mirakurun's rod.

Chinatsu is terrified of scary things, as shown when she gets teased by Kyōko on many occasions (and once by Chitose). She is utterly frightened on both occasions when she watches a horror movie, also scaring the person watching it with her. For Yui, this resulted in scary arm-shaped bruises on her own arm where Chinatsu was clutching it. In Akari's case this gave her a huge shock when she saw Chinatsu's weird expression during the movie.

Relationships

Yui Funami

Chinatsu and Yui in the cinema

Chinatsu, after Yui took her hand outside the cinema

Chinatsu starts to have a crush on her when she tells Chinatsu that she will protect her from Kyōko.

Yui is Chinatsu's upperclassman whom she has a big crush on and ends up really loving her. Chinatsu is really obsessed with Yui and gets really angry when Kyōko's telling her that Yui is head over heels over her and makes a manga about Yui and her and makes Chinatsu make one too, but it ends up looking really creepy. It is seen that Yui cares for her and is thankful to her when Chinatsu knitted a scarf for her but doesn't know how to pay her back, so she decided to have a date with her.

Kyōko Toshinō

Chinatsu has been shown to be both distant towards Kyōko, yet also loving. Her distant nature was more present in the beginning of the series. Upon first meeting her, Chinatsu was easily disturbed from Kyōko’s loving obsession and crush on her. Such as trying to bathe with her. However, as time went on, Chinatsu became more and more accepting of Kyōko. She enjoyed the Christmas date that they both went on, and even decided to accompany Kyōko to the hot springs just so she wouldn't have to be lonely. All in all, she at least considers Kyōko a great friend.

Akari Akaza

She and Akari are fairly close, and seem to have gotten closer over the chapters of the manga. Chinatsu, once in a while, uses Akari for "practice".

Appearances

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  • YuruYuri
    • Volume 1 – All chapters, except Chapters 1, 2 and 12.
    • Volume 2 – All chapters, except Chapter 19.
    • Volume 3 – All chapters, except Chapter 32.
    • Volume 4Chapters 33, 34, 38, 39, 43 and the Special Booklet: Gachiyuri (Dream).
    • Volume 5Chapters 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and Bonus Track 8 (formerly known as Bonus Track 7).
    • Volume 6Specials 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and Chapter 52.
    • Volume 7Intermissions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 (Dream), 8 and Bonus Comics 3, 5 and 7.
    • Volume 8 – All chapters, except Chapters 54 and 61.
    • Volume 9Intermissions 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16 (Dream).
    • Volume 10Chapters 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 68 and Bonus Track 10.
    • Volume 10.5Intermissions 19, 21 (Flashback) and 23.
    • Volume 11 – All chapters, except Chapter 76. Also appears in the Special Booklet: The Beginning of a Tale (Chapters 3 and 4).
    • Volume 12Chapters 79, 80, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88 and Special Booklet: Nachuyachumi Epilogue 1.
    • Volume 13 – All chapters, except Chapters 91 and 97. Also appears in the Special Booklet: Nachuyachumi Epilogue 2.
    • Volume 14Chapters 100, 102, 103, 105, 108 and Special Booklet: Mini Fanbook 2 - Teachers.
    • Volume 15 – All chapters, except Chapters 113, 115, and the Special Booklet: Ayano-chan's Friend.
    • Volume 16 – All chapers, except Chapters 121 and 128. Also appears in the Special Booklet: The Amusement Club and Their Teachers.
    • Volume 17 – All chapters, except Chapter 136. Also appears in the Special Booklet: One Day of Nanamori Junior High School.
    • Volume 18Chapters 139 (Dream), 140, 141, 142, 144, 145 and Special Booklet: Until You're A Princess.
    • Volume 19TBA
    • Volume 20TBA
  • Reset!
  • Ōmuro-ke
  • Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken
  • Miracle Girls Festival
  • ­Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance


  • Character songs

    ♪ Tracklist ♪
    YuruYuri no Uta Series♪04: Marugoto!
    Song: Preview:
    "Marugoto!"
    "Lovely"
    YuruYuri ♪♪ Music 02: Ano ne!
    Song: Preview:
    "Anone!"
    "Otome Biyori☆"
    YuruYuri Uta♪Solo! 02: Pink★Black☆Pink
    Song: Preview:
    "PinBla☆Pin -Pink★Black☆Pink-"
    "China no Ekakiuta"
    Yuruyu Rythm Duet
    Song: Preview:
    "Bitter Sweet Paradox" (Chinatsu & Akari)
    "Onna to Onna no Yuri Game" (Chinatsu & Akari)
    "Girls Power de" (Chinatsu & Yui)
    "Abashiri Bojou - Special Duet" (Chinatsu & Akari)
    Others
    Song: Preview:
    "Day by day" (Chinatsu♪ Version) (Not available on Spotify)

    © 2017 Namori, Ichijinsha, Nanamori Junior High Gorakubu
    ℗ 2017 Pony Canyon Inc.

    Etymology

    • Chinatsu's surname Yoshikawa means "lucky, good" (吉) (yoshi) and "river, stream" (川) (kawa).

    Trivia

    • Originally, Akari, Kyōko and Yui were meant to be the only three Amusement Club members. However, as soon as Namori finished drawing the first chapter, she decided that "four people is better than three", and created Chinatsu's character, which is based on Mirakurun with different pigtails and eye color. [6]
    • Chinatsu appears distraught at the idea of being a bully and declares that she's never bullied anyone in her life, although she seems to be the bully in the flashback in episode 11.
    • Oddly, Chinatsu is a much better artist and all-around better student when she has a cold, but she also seems to be a better artist when she doesn't put in effort.
    • Chinatsu is the youngest main character in YuruYuri.
    • Chinatsu's pigtails can absorb objects like a ping pong ball.

    Gallery

    Anime

    References

    1. Nickname given by Akari Akaza
    2. Used by Kyōko Toshinō
    3. Used by Hanako Ōmuro
    4. Used by Mari Funami
    5. Used by Mari Funami (lit. 'Older sister Mirakurun')
    6. Interview with Namori (Manga's 10th anniversary)


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    YuruYuri characters
    Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
    Teachers Nana NishigakiHatsumi KitamiyaShihoko AzumaTsubasa Minamino
    Relatives Akane AkazaTomoko YoshikawaChizuru IkedaMari FunamiKaede FurutaniNadeshiko ŌmuroHanako Ōmuro
    Majokko Mirakurun Mirakurun/KurumiRivarun/RaikaGanbō
    Minor characters Haruka KoyamaTakane DezakiHiro Takaoka
    Cameo appearances Aoi IsurugiMirai SōmaKokoro OgawaMisaki TakasakiAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho Yaeno
    MiniYuri characters
    Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
    Teachers Nana NishigakiShihoko Azuma
    Other characters Chizuru IkedaMirakurun/Kurumi
    Reset! characters
    Main characters Hiro TakaokaAoi Isurugi
    Supporting characters Kumako GondagawaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Minor characters Chitose IkedaAyano SugiuraSakurako ŌmuroAkari Akaza
    Other characters Mirakurun/Kurumi
    Ōmuro-ke characters
    Ōmuro family Sakurako ŌmuroHanako ŌmuroNadeshiko Ōmuro
    Supporting characters Himawari FurutaniKaede FurutaniMirai SōmaKokoro OgawaMisaki TakasakiAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho Yaeno
    Minor characters Chinatsu YoshikawaYui FunamiAkari Akaza
    Tensei Shitara Akari dake Slime datta ken characters
    Main characters Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
    Supporting characters AnnaCielAyano SugiuraChitose IkedaNadeshiko ŌmuroHanako ŌmuroNana NishigakiRise MatsumotoMari Funami
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