About The Chibi Project
The Chibi Project is a web site that was created in 1999 to document the ongoing process of attempts to destroy a small Chibi Moon figure. In December 1998, Lizzard bestowed a PVC plastic Chibi Moon figure upon PatrickD. She had received it as part of a set of Sailor Moon characters and didn't want Chibi Moon. She gave it to him with the instructions, "Do whatever you want to it. Stomp on it if you want to." She then proceeded to bring her boot's heel down on Chibi Moon's face. Nothing happened. Patrick vowed to finish the job.
The following February, Patrick brought Chibi Moon out to nearby commuter rail tracks just before a train was scheduled to arrive. Shortly after snapping a "Before" photo, the train arrived. After it left the station, Chibi Moon was found to be mostly unharmed. She had suffered only minor scrapes. The results were posted on a small web site and The Chibi Project was born.
By late 2002, after many other experiments, it became apparent that Chibi Moon wouldn't hold up to much more testing. She was now in multiple pieces and her face was gone. It was time to move on to other anime toys. With these "side projects", The Chibi Project would not need to worry about what was left in the end and could go to extremes. The first test was conducted on Burning Gundam because, honestly, he was just asking for it with a name like that!
Starting at Anime Boston 2003, The Chibi Project started doing live convention appearances featuring video footage from past experiments and occasionally a live experiment. Other conventions have since invited The Chibi Project to appear and run a panel, exposing yet more people to the wonders of The Chibi Project. If you would like to see The Chibi Project at a convention near you, refer to our FAQ for Conventions.
In the fall of 2006, The Chibi Project began publishing video footage of experiments as a video podcast. The first two episodes recap the initial experiments on Chibi Moon. Starting with episode 3, each episode usually covers a single experiment. Our new scientist, Jekka, made her first appearance in this episode.
The colors at the top of The Chibi Project's web site are periwinkle (the color designated for stomach cancer awareness) and teal (the color that first inspired the mission of No Stomach for Cancer).
PatrickD is the founder of The Chibi Project and has been involved in all but three experiments. He is also in charge of maintaining the web site as well as directing and editing each podcast episode. PatrickD is the creator of AnimeCons.com and one of the founders of Anime Boston. He currently works for TWiT in Petaluma, California.
Jekka is a regular host of the podcast. Her first podcast appearance is in episode 3 and she has made regular podcast and convention appearances since then, contributing most of our songs and bloopers along the way. Jekka is also the creator and writer of Seraphic, a science fiction web comic with wings!
Lizzard is the person who dontated the original Chibi Moon and conducted the first unofficial test. She has played a major role along the way in experiments like Pikachu, Chii, and even got engaged about an hour after helping blend Ken-ohki!
"Fuck cancer. Fuck it hard."
-Lizzard (July 15, 2015)