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Atsuko Chiba
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General Information
Japanese Name: 千葉 敦子
Rōmaji: Chiba Atsuko
Japanese VA: Megumi Hayashibara
English VA: Cindy Robinson
First Appearance: Paprika
Biological Characteristics
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Personal Information
Occupation: Psychotherapist

Atsuko Chiba and her alter ego, Paprika, are the main protagonists 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 side and black eyes. She often wears suits, a pencil skirt, black pantyhose 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 Doctor[]

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: Paprika[]

As Paprika, her personality is almost the opposite of her personality as a doctor. Paprika is a more care-free, friendly and cheerful woman.

Paprika's (Atsuko's alter ego) reflection on the window



  • The name Atsuko means "honest" (敦) (atsu) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Atsuko's surname Chiba means "thousand" (千) (chi) and "leaf" (葉) (ba).


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