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I don't know how long my leg will last, but I want to believe in this new me. I will keep on running until my leg can't keep up anymore
 
— Chigiri to Isagi, [1]

Hyoma Chigiri (千切 豹馬, Chigiri Hyōma?) is a main supporting character of the Blue Lock (Manga)

Chigiri is a forward prodigy who was chained down by an injury in his past but let go of his fears while at Blue Lock so he could continue playing football wholeheartedly. When first arriving at Blue Lock, Chigiri was member of Team Z. Chigiri spent half of the First Selection avoiding participation or keeping it to a bare minimum but when he was motivated by Isagi in Team Z's third game, he decided to let go of his fear and play football to become the world's best striker like his rivals.

He is currently ranked #44 out of the original 300 forwards chosen to be part of the Blue Lock Project and is started as the right sideback for the Blue Lock Eleven team against the Japan U-20 team in the first half of the Japan National Representative Match.

Appearance

Chigiri is a young and lean man with reddish pink hair and deep pink eyes. Chigiri from a very young age has always had a very feminine face, as shown by his long eyelashes and soft facial features. He is often referred to as "Kunoichi" or "Princess" due to his feminine appearance and ninja like speed. He looks very similar to his mother and older sister. Chigiri's hair has always been only neck length until sometime after he entered high school when he let it grow to shoulder length. Chigiri's hair goes past his shoulders and has one long bang that sweeps to the right side of his face. During games, he tends to braid one side of his head so that it doesn't get in his face.

At Blue Lock, Chigiri wears the standard-issued body suit (black with gray stripes) and tracksuit. During the First Selection, he wore Team Z’s blue #4 jersey and wears Team Z's gray-capped cleats. During Second Selection, he wore Team Red's #44 jersey and that later switched to white when Chigiri joined Isagi's team. During the Third Selection, he wears Team B's #44 white jersey. It is not until the match against the Japan U-20 does Chigiri don an official Blue Lock player uniform with the #4, that looks very similar to the ones seen in the first cover spread minus the Japan flag.

Personality

Chigiri from a very young age has always thought himself superior to others due to his naturally strong muscles, amazing skill in football, and his outstanding speed. He for awhile looked down on those who got in his way or annoyed him but was mostly modest. Only when he tears his ACL does his sense of superiority start to crumble and due to being harrassed by the Wanima Brothers he becomes afraid of playing football wholeheartedly. He becomes so afraid of never playing football again that he rather find a reason to quit than to persevere for his dream.

He enjoys taking care of his appearance often like blow drying and taking care of his hair. He also speaks about how he cares towards his injured knee.

Abilities

Archetype

  • Counterattacker: Counterattackers are any attacking player that uses their pace to beat defenders and cause unexpected scoring opportunities at any time. They also need some degree of shooting skill. Counterattacking opportunities occur when the opposition are themselves attacking a team with most of their players forward. A counterattack happens when the ball is won back and is quickly played into space for a counterattacking player to run onto or where a player takes the ball themselves and runs with pace into a sparsely defended opposition half.

Skills

Physical Ability
 
3/5
Technique
 
3/5
Speed
 
5/5
Power
 
3/5
Kick
 
3/5

Top Speed: Chigiri has naturally strong leg muscles and expert footwork, which enables him to run down the field at incredible speeds. Chigiri is generally considered to be the fastest player in Blue Lock and only players with immense speed, like Ryusei Shidou, Eita Otoya, and Zantetsu Tsurugi can compete with him. While his speed is rivaled by a handful of players, as of yet, nobody has been able to beat him in a direct contest of speed. Chigiri has even sped past Oliver Aiku, the #1 defender of the Japan U-20. This speed, combined with his perception and awareness of positioning enables him to choose the appropriate breakthrough point in an opponent's defence and to speed through. In addition to this, Chigiri has demonstrated the ability to directly kick the ball and follow it, resulting in a wide dribble that can break apart an enemy's formation. It is for these reasons Chigiri has one of the best breakthrough abilities in Blue Lock.

  • Long-Distance Sprinting: While Chigiri may not have explosive acceleration like Zantestu or Ryusei, he is by far faster over long distance. Chigiri makes use of this weapon by "passing" to himself, sending the ball a long distance ahead of him (around 50 meters) and running to pick it up. As a result, he is able to break through even the tightest and strongest of defences with relative ease.
  • No-Break Dribble: Instead of trapping a pass, Chigiri bounces the ball forward without stopping his run. He then runs at breakneck speeds with the ball in tow and during the sprint accelerates even faster without losing momentum from adjustment, being unable to be stopped by anybody trying to stop him or defend the goal.
  • High-Speed Pressure: Chigiri is able to utilise his speed in a defensive manner, by quickly moving across the field to hound whoever is in possession of the ball. This pressure can force errors in opponent's and easily allows Chigiri's team to set up traps. However, this tactic is incredibly draining on Chigiri's stamina, as he cannot run for a long period of time.

Quotes

  • (To Isagi) I don't know how long my leg will last, but I want to believe in this new me. I will keep on running until my leg can't keep up anymore. [1]
  • (To himself) If it's here, I won't lose! My speed.... will roar through the world!! The moment that I dreamed of is right here.

Etymology

  • The name Hyōma (豹馬) means "leopard racing".[3][4]
  • His surname Chigiri (千切) means "finely cut strips" or literally "a thousand cuts".[5]
  • Chigiri Hyōma can be interpreted as "a racing leopard able to cut you off a thousand times".

Trivia

  • He damaged his ACL in middle school.
  • He has an older sister.
  • His favorite animal is black cat.
  • His favorite subjects are English, Physical Education, and History.
  • His hometown is Kagoshima.
  • His hobby is reading novels.
  • His favorite color is purple red.
  • His favorite season is winter
  • His favorite food is karinto manju.
  • His most disliked food is ginger.
  • When he bathes, he washes his forehead first.

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