Thursday, September 24, 2009

Character Description of Cheza

Cheza is thirteen years old, female, eyes red, hair pink, but looks purple in pics, blood is poison, status: Flower Maiden.

Cheza was made from a Lunar flower. She is probably the last of her kind. Kiba and the gang first saw Cheza when Darcia had taken her from that research lab where Cher worked at.

Darcia, at that point, was then attempting to take her to his keep via his "plane." As he was heading toward his keep, he was thwarted by other forces. Throughout the whole commotion, it just so happened that Kiba and the gang were in the area, and Kiba knew Cheza was there somewhere. So as Darcia's distracted by the opposition, Cheza escapes the plane-thing by floating down.

Her ability is to guide wolves to Paradise, since she has knowledge of where it is. She also knows how to control plants. She has a special bond with wolves. Kiba is very protective of her and trusts her completely.

She is a young and perky girl who was created through alchemy from the essence of lunar flowers and turned into a human form. Since she is a lunar flower, she needs water and moonlight to survive or she will wilt and die. She joins Kiba and the others to help search for Paradise.

Characters of Wolf's Rain

A proud wolf who despises humans and all things humane, he stayed in his wolf form, searching for the scent of the fabled Lunar Flower. Kiba now searches for paradise.

The lone, strong and silent type of wolf, Tsume has a crossed shaped scar on his chest. He cares for nothing, and nothing cares for him. Or so he'd like to believe. The leader of a gang that hijacks cargo trains, Tsume relies on himself and uses humans for his gain.

An extremely laid-back, no-worries kind of wolf. Before he met the pack, Hige would search around for anything that would sustain his life and make it meaningful, food or women otherwise. While he may seem light-headed, he is quite cunning, and he teaches Kiba all the ways of the humans, while putting his own "touch" in interacting with his fellow pack members.

The youngest wolf, a mere pup, Toboe is the essence of innocence. Although he may be wolf, he was raised by an old woman from birth, eliminating any wolf instinct he would have acquired. Accidentally killing his owner, he wanders to sustain his life.

Cheza was kidnapped by Darcia from a secret lab. Cheza is emotionally connected with the wolves Kiba, Tsume, Hige, and Toboe. She is young and innocent, and ignorant of the evil world around her. She has red eyes, and will supposedly lead the pack to the fabled paradise.

One of three Nobles, Darcia is a man shrouded in mystery. He wears a mask that covers one of his eyes, and it supposedly has disastrous effects when revealed. Darcia kidnapped Cheza from the secret lab, intent to use her to restore life to his lover, Harmona.

Wolf's Rain

In Australia we like to shorten words, laziness I guess, and so we try to shorten names as much as possible and so end up with many nicknames, eg, Barry becomes Bazza, David becomes Davo, and Cheryl becomes Cheza, or, Chaza. I have always been referred to as Cheza, mostly by my younger brother who couldn't pronounce my name when he was young.

In the last few years I've grown to like Anime and Manga a great deal. When I found that my nickname Cheza was a character in a Japanese Anime series I was delighted. I've been learning to draw Manga lately, sparodically, for varying reasons. So, I thought I'd do a post on Wolf's Rain, the Anime with Cheza as one of the lead characters.. this is the storyline from Wikipedia...

"According to an old legend, when the end of the world comes, Paradise will appear; however, only wolves will know how to find it. Although wolves are believed to have been hunted to extinction nearly two hundred years ago, they still exist, surviving by taking human form.[1] Freeze City is a northern human city in a world where the majority of people live in poverty and hardship.

Kiba, an injured lone white wolf, goes to Freeze City following the scent of the Lunar Flower, which is the key to opening Paradise. There he encounters Tsume, Hige, and Toboe, three other wolves who were drawn to Freeze City by the scent of the Lunar Flower and are now living in the city. The wolves encounter Quent Yaiden, a former Sheriff of Kyrios, obsessed with hunting down wolves, and his dog Blue. Cheza, the Flower Maiden who is destined to lead the wolves to Paradise, is being studied at a laboratory under the care of Cher Degré. She is awakened by the smell of wolf's blood. As Kiba and Hige approach the lab to find her, she is stolen away by Lord Darcia the Third, whose people created Cheza.

With the Flower Maiden gone, the wolves have no reason to stay in the city. Despite some initial misgivings and suspicions, they decide to stay together and follow Kiba in his search for the Flower Maiden and Paradise. As they pursue Cheza, the wolves travel through various cities and the remnants of former habitations. Cher joins the city's army to try to recover Cheza, while Cher's ex-husband Hubb Lebowski searches desperately for Cher, and Quent continues his relentless pursuit of the wolves. When Blue eventually encounters Cheza, it awakens her wolf blood from dormancy and causes her to leave Quent and take on her own human illusion. She joins Kiba's pack and travels with them for a while, developing a relationship with Hige. After she becomes separated from the pack, she travels with Cher, while Hubb finds himself traveling with Quent, who is now searching for Blue as well as the wolves.

The wolves and the humans come together in Jaguara's city, where the captured Cheza is being held. In attempting to rescue the abducted Cheza, Kiba, Tsume, and Toboe are captured. Tsume and Toboe are thrown into a dungeon with Hubb while Jaguara attempts to use Kiba's blood to force Paradise to open. Blue and Cher also make their way into the Keep, as does Quent. Darcia interrupts the ceremony as Kiba and the other wolves break free and rush to free the Flower Maiden. Darcia kills Jaguara and battles Kiba as Jaguara's keep collapses around them. The wolves and the humans barely escape with their lives, and Quent is gravely wounded saving Blue from an oncoming vehicle after escaping from Jaguara's city.

The wolves, now accompanied by Cheza, Cher, Hubb, and Quent, continue trying to make their way to Paradise, pursued by the now insane Darcia. A combination of environmental factors and Darcia's hostility cause most of the characters to die, leaving only Kiba, Cheza, and Darcia alive at the place where Paradise can be opened. Darcia is killed when he attempts to enter Paradise, and Cheza's body disintegrates into seeds. Fatally wounded, Kiba concludes that his quest has failed, but as he lays dying, rain begins to fall and Cheza's seeds grow into thousands of lunar flowers.

At the series' close, Toboe, Tsume, Hige, and Kiba are in a modern city. They appear to be human; Tsume is riding a motorbike and Toboe is holding a small kitten. Hige is eating a hotdog while walking down the street. Kiba, walking down a busy sidewalk, begins running towards a lunar flower lying in a puddle in an alley."

Sunday, September 20, 2009