Monday, March 5, 2012

What does Chibi mean?


Chibi ちび or チビ is a Japanese slang word, a combination of Bi & Chisai meaning "short person" or "small child".  In English speaking anime and manga fandom, Chibi denotes a style of drawing characters or animals with oversized heads or disproportioned (cute) bodies and also as a means of describing children or small versions of characters.

A big thank you to LoneTiger who has pointed out that the manga  *"Dragon Half"  contains the "best combination of "Chibi", "Kawai" and "Super Deformed" all separate at times or all 3 combined together"

Image above, Fabia Sheen from Bakugan.

*"Dragon Half" from mangaka  Ryuusuke Mita, is based on the adventures of a half-dragon-half-human girl whose love for a popular dragon-slayer leads her on a quest to find a potion that will make her fully human.

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2 comments:

LoneTiger said...

When you have the chance read the Manga "Dragon Half" that is the best combination of "Chibi", "Kawai" and "Super Deformed" all separate at times or all 3 combined together :)

Elderly Gamer said...

Greetings LoneTiger, thank you so much for your comment and excellent tip, think I'm hooked already :)

I've updated the post above to include your information, hope this is okay?