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|Japanese Name:||千葉 敦子|
|Japanese VA:||Megumi Hayashibara|
|English VA:||Cindy Robinson|
|Eye Color:||Dark Blue|
Atsuko Chiba and her alter ego, Paprika, are the main protagonist in the film, Paprika.
Atsuko is an attractive pale-skinned young woman with black hair that is tied into a bun with bangs swept to the left and dark blue eyes. She often wears suits, a pencil skirt and high heels.
As Paprika (Atsuko's alter ego), she has curly short red hair with a slightly darker skin tone. She is always seen wearing a red shirt with a white belt, jeans and sneakers.
As the DoctorEdit
Atsuko is a very serious person. It is revealed by Paprika that she believes that she can control others, and others should listen to her. She becomes more friendly after admitting her feelings for Tokita Kōsaku.
Alter Ego: PaprikaEdit
As Paprika, her personality is almost the opposite of her personality as a doctor. Paprika is more care-free, friendly and cheerful.
- The name Atsuko means "honest" (敦) (atsu) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Atsuko's surname Chiba means "thousand" (千) (chi) and "leaf" (葉) (ba).