Chiyo-chichi (Chiyo-Dad, or "Father Cat" in the dub) is a strange creature that appears in Osaka and Sakaki's dreams. He says he's not a real cat before he tells Sakaki to "find a real cat."

What kind of creature is he? Where did the author get the idea of creating him?

He's the strange creature in the middle -- he doesn't like tomatoes because they are red :

He hates red things

  • Can you clarify for the people who haven't seen the show (like me) which one is Chiyo-chichi in the picture? – kuwaly Apr 27 '13 at 21:05
  • He's the strange one in the middle. – кяαzєя Apr 27 '13 at 21:10
  • Related, anime.stackexchange.com/questions/3473/…. – xjshiya Apr 28 '13 at 23:39
  • @xjshiya Not really. I'm asking about the actually character voiced by Wakamoto Norio, not Chiyo's actual father. – кяαzєя Apr 28 '13 at 23:56

According to the Azumanga Daioh wiki (revision permalink),

Chiyo-chichi ("Chiyo-Dad" 「ちよ父」"Chiyo-chichi"), is a strange yellow cat like creature...

According to Wikipedia (revision permalink),

"Chiyo-Father" (「ちよ父」 "Chiyo-chichi") is a strange-looking and even stranger-acting cat-like creature...

According to TVTropes, Chiyo's father is one example of a Mega Neko or is a Mind Screw element that was added to the anime by the author to keep the audience guessing. About who or what he really is, only Azuma knows.

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    I'm asking what (type of creature) he is, not the whereabouts of Chiyo's parents. – кяαzєя Apr 28 '13 at 23:53
  • Oh yeah, sorry for that. I'll edit my answer. :P – xjshiya Apr 29 '13 at 0:12

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