Chinpei Wagai (輪貝 陳平, Wagai Chinpei), occasionally referred to as Yakuza A, is a minor character in AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES.
He is the lowest ranking member of the Kumakuras. He once had dreams of pursuing the top spot in the gang, but has since decided that he would rather focus on training his favorite dog.
|AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES|
|Day 1: sigAI|
|Day 2: saikAI|
|Day 2: meikAI||Day 2: keitAI|
|Day 3: syokubAI||Day 3: gyoukAI|
|Day 3: rihAI||Day 3: gumAI||Day 3: kyuusAI|
|Day 4: youdAI||Day 4: jukkAI||Day 4: syuurAI|
|Day 4: jikAI||Day 4: syougAI||Day 4: kikAI||Day 4: irAI||Day 5: kenzAI|
|Day 5: zugAI||Day 5: seisAI||Day 5: jinnAI||Day 5: dakkAI||Day 5: jutAI|
|Day 5: syokuzAI||Day 5: ihAI||Day 6: kekkAI||Day 5: kokkAI|
|Ota: END||Day 6: hiAI||Annihilation: END||Iris: END||Day 6: sousAI|
|Day 6: sanpAI||Day 6: hakAI|
|Mizuki: END||Three Months Later: kassAI|
- Chinpei's profile states that one of his dislikes is "his big brother." Kotaro Uchikoshi clarified that the original Japanese term used is Aniki, Japanese slang for a "big bro" within an organization, very commonly used within Yakuza organizations to refer to a close member of equal or somewhat higher status. Outside of Moma and Rohan, who are ineligible to be considered an aniki due to their status as chairmen of the Family, the only character shown in the game that could qualify as Chinpei's aniki is Dokuta Yogano. It is unclear why Chinpei has a dislike for Dokuta, or for any Kumakura member for that matter.
- During the events of AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES, Chinpei is 24 years old. However, he is seen in a flashback scene in which Rohan Kumakura tortures Hayato Yagyu and forces him to become an assassin, which must take place at a bare minimum of 6 years and 3 months prior to the events of the game. During this time, Chinpei would be a 3rd-year high schooler at 17 years old, soon to be 18. Like Renju Okiura, Chinpei could've become affiliated with the Kumakura Family during high school, and fans have calculated that it's possible for Yagyu to have been working as a Kumakura assassin for around 2 years, meaning that Chinpei could have been affiliated with the Kumakuras at 15-16 years old as a 1st-year high schooler.
- Wiktionary entry for Aniki
- To-Witter Archives Tesa 2021: September 14th
- 6 years before AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES, in November, Hayato Yagyu gained amnesia and became Kaname Date. In the 3 months prior to that, Yagyu dated Hitomi after meeting her following a failed assassination attempt, in August. With Chinpei's birthday in September, he must be 17 years old at the time Yagyu met Hitomi, and seemingly much younger by the time Yagyu became a Kumakura assassin.
- To-Witter Archives Tesa 2022: April 13th