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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, and a supporting character in Reset! and Ōmuro-ke.

Description

She is a pink-haired girl in Akari'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 (initially in part due to her resemblance to Mirakurun), though she herself has passionate feelings for Yui. 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

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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, Kyōko and Yui shocked. Her hair was supposedly a contributing factor in the lack of Akari's presence. She has blue eyes and a creamy complexion.

Personality

Terrifying

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

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Chinatsu and Yui in the cinema

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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

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

  • Chinatsu's first appearances are episode 1 in the anime and the end of chapter 3 in the manga.
    • She also plays a role in chapter 3 of Yuru Yuri spinoff Reset!
  • 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 Yuru Yuri.
  • Chinatsu's pigtails can absorb objects like a ping pong ball.

Gallery

Anime

Navigation

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 TakaokaAoi IsurugiMegumi SonokawaAi MiwaMiho Yaeno
MiniYuri characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaChizuru IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
Teachers Nana NishigakiShihoko Azuma
Other characters Mirakurun/KurumiYuka ŌtsuboMinami Tsuda
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 OgawaAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho YaenoMisaki TakasakiAyano SugiuraChinatsu YoshikawaKyōko ToshinōYui Funami
Tensei Shitara Akari dake ga Slime Datta Ken characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa

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