Di Gi Charat is a Japanese anime and manga series created by Koge-Donbo. The series follows a catgirl named Di Gi Charat "Dejiko" who was adopted as the mascot of Broccoli's retail chain store, Gamers. The original anime series and its original video animations (OVAs) are set in a Gamers store. There are twenty Gamers stores across Japan. Gamers opened a store in the United States in 2001, Anime Gamers, that is located in Los Angeles.
DiGi Charat is a series of shorts created as advertisements for "Digital Gamers," a store in Akihabara. The series follows Dejiko, princess of DiGi Charat planet, and her companions, Puchiko and Gema, as well as Dejiko's rival, Rabi~en~Rose through daily ordeals they encounter while working at Gamers.
Several specials, OVAs, and movies have been adapted as prequels, sequels and alternate stories. Trading cards and video games are among the many forms of merchandise released for the series. The original series, movie, and Leave it to Piyoko were licensed in North America by Synch-Point. The manga series is licensed by several companies. The original series and the Winter Garden special are now licnesed by Sentai Filmworks.
Leave it to Piyoko! is an eight episode OVA that was released in 2003. The OVA is the only show in the series where Dejiko is not the main character. Instead it focuses on Piyoko, Rik, Ky, Coo, and the rest of the Black Gema Gema Gang as they leave Planet Analogue and make their way to Earth to kidnap Dejiko.
A game titled Di Gi Charat Fantasy was released for the Dreamcast. It's a visual novel style game, in which the player takes on the role of a boy with a crush on Dejiko who, along with Dejiko, Puchiko, and Rabi-en-Rose, gets sucked through a dimensional vortex into a fantasy world. The player finds himself alone with Dejiko in a forest, and she's lost her memory. In this game, players are given a very different view of Dejiko, as the amnesia makes her innocent and shy.
This game later was ported to PlayStation 2 and was renamed Digi Charat Fantasy Excellent. Since the PS2 version uses DVD-ROM media, it features improved FMV cutscenes and additional VA.
The Premium Box features a Bonus DVD of the OVA Piyoko ni Omakase Piyo!.
Adventure-style Digital Novel a big adventure and Dejiko you that skipped to another world has lost the memory. The more than 200 recorded super beautiful original · CG draw down! A large explosion of "beam from the eye", Dejiko and hero who had been flown to an unknown world. How can we regain the memory of Dejiko lost in the shock of the explosion, to return to Akihabara! ?
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance, Fantasy & Anime themes.