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Kimiko Watanabe-Finster
Also Known AsKimi Finster

Boot Girl (by Z; All Grown Up!)

GenderFemale
Birth DateOctober 5, 1989
Age1 1/2 (Rugrats)
10 1/2 (All Grown Up pilot)
12 (All Grown Up)
27 (Age in 2016)
RaceHuman
OccupationSchool student (All Grown Up)
InterestsExploring, going on adventures, playing with her friends and her brother Chuckie, and spending time with her mother, Kira, and her father, Chas
RelativesKira Finster (Mother)
Chas Finster (Father)
Chuckie Finster (Brother)
Fifi (Pet Poodle)
Shirley Finster (Grandmother)
Marvin Finster (Grandfather)
Hiro Watanabe (Biological Father)
Wanda Yoshida-Watanabe(Step-Mother)
Kiki Watanabe (half-sister)
FriendsTommy Pickles (possible love interest)
Chuckie Finster (Brother)
Phil DeVille
Lil DeVille (Best Friend)
Susie Carmichael (Best Friend)
Dil Pickles
Angelica Pickles (sometimes)

Z

EnemiesAngelica Pickles (sometimes)
Coco LaBouche
Voice ActorDionne Quan
First AppearanceRugrats in Paris: The Movie, 2000
Last AppearanceBrothers Grimm (All Grown Up) (Season 5) (2008)
Gallery
I just love my new big brother.
Kimi Finster to Chuckie Finster in Finsterella
Kimiko "Kimi" Watanabe-Finster is a fictional character in the animated television series Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!. She first appeared in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie in 2000. She is the sister of Chuckie Finster; born in a Japanese family, she was the last character to be introduced to the Rugrats character list. Her mother, Kira, married Chas Finster (the father of Chuckie). Kimi became a regular character on the show after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie.Thats where she first appeared. She later appeared in the spin-off series All Grown Up!, and in the second and third Rugrats films. She was voiced by Dionne Quan.
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Kimi in Season 1 of All Grown Up!.

Description

Kimi Finster met the Rugrats when they were on vacation in Paris at Euro-Reptarland, where her mother Kira used to work. Now living with her big brother Chuckie in America, Kimi is always ready to use her imagination to lead the Rugrats on a fun-filled adventure. Armed with her favorite toy "Super-Thing" and a big smile, Kimi will be the first one ready to boldly go where no baby has ever gone before. This sometimes puts pressure on Chuckie, who feels he has to look out for his little sister, which can be kind of hard when she's scared of nothing and he's scared of everything! - Rugrats Description from Klasky Csupo

Kimi Finster has grown into a very cool, free thinking and independent pre-teen. She likes bizarre music, dressing funky, and even finds a potential crush in the form of her green haired classmate Z! Still, Kimi is a devoted sister to Chuckie, offering her sibling support in matters of the heart and advice on how he can increase his confidence. But Chuckie can be a bit over-protective of his sister sometimes, a fact that Kimi appreciates but sometimes finds annoying. - All Grown Up! Description from Klasky Csupo


Summary

Kimi was the last addition to the cast of Rugrats, making her first appearance in the second Rugrats movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie. She is very joyful and brave. She was introduced as Chuckie's new sister, after her mother, Kira Finster, married Chuckie's father Charles, also known as Chas. This marriage and the changes it brought to the Finster family were used in the series to teach the young viewers, by demonstration, about adapting to such drastic changes caused by remarriage. In Rugrats, the one-and-a-half year old Kimi was portrayed as very brave and often stumbled into dangerous situations she was too naive to recognize, often bringing her new brother, Chuckie Finster, along, which he didn't like very much. He described her as "another Tommy" not too long upon her arrival. She is just as adventurous as Tommy and cares for her friends. Unlike Tommy, she often takes action first and thinks later. She laughs in the eye of danger and is always looking for an adventure. In All Grown Up!, she develops a crush on Tommy.

Looks

Kimi has purplish-black hair tied up in three pigtails on top of her head and wears a yellow overall dress with a blue cat on it, a pink t-shirt, purple cowgirl boots, frilly pink ankle-high socks and wears a diaper underneath.

In All Grown Up, she mostly keeps her hair half loose and in a bun then in two pigtails and wears funky, punk, glamour rock and skatergirl clothes.

Relationships

Kira Finster - Kira is Kimi's mother.

Hiro Watanabe - Hiro Watanabe is Kimi's bilogical father. Kimi knows about his whereabouts in Japan and Hiro comes to visit her in Trading Places.

Wanda Yoshida-Watanabe - Wanda is Kimi's step-mother who is married to Hiro. Wanda and Kimi didn't meet until the episode Trading Places.

Chas Finster - Chas was Kimi's step father until he legally adopted her making him just her father.

Chuckie Finster - Chuckie was Kimi's step-brother until he was adopted by Kira, making him and her just siblings. Kimi loves Chuckie very much and that he's her new big brother. Chuckie tries to protect her, when he can, from getting hurt or in danger. In All Grown Up! Chuckie is still somewhat protective of Kimi as he tries to protect her from Z . Chuckie also got upset when the gang found Tommy and Kimi's intials carved in the wall in TP+KF as he tells Tommy that it wasn't cool to mack on his best friend's sister. The intials carved into the wall caused Tommy and Chuckie to not only break off their friendship but for Chuckie to be suspicious of Kimi.

Kiki Watanabe - Kiki is Kimi's half-sister who she didn't meet until the All Grown Up! episode Trading Places

Tommy Pickles - Tommy and Kimi met in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie when Kira brought her along. Kimi and Tommy both have adventrous personalities and are always ready for an adventure. In the All Grown Up! episode TP+KF Kimi mentioned that she had a crush on Tommy after they all found Tommy and Kimi's initals carved in the wall. Tommy and Kimi claimed that they weren't into each other but at the end it was hinted that they both have a crush on each other.

Appearances

Kimi has appeared in many episodes of Rugrats and its spin-off series, All Grown Up!. Her first appearance was in the second Rugrats film, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie. Her last appearance was in Brothers Grimm, a season 5 episode of All Grown Up!.

Gallery

You can find the Rugrats gallery of Kimi Finster here

Trivia

  • Chas legally adopts Kimi as his daughter in Finsterella while Kira legally adopts Chuckie as her son. In legal sense, that technically makes Chuckie and Kimi siblings and not just stepsiblings.
  • She is the first recurring character of East Asian descent.
  • Kimi is the only Rugrat to never have the camera viewed from inside her mouth, not even in All Grown Up!. Though she is seen looking at the camera in someone's mouth, such as Fluffy in Cat Got Your Tongue?, Harold in Angelica's Assistant, and an imaginary snow leopard in The Bravliest Baby.
  • Kimi only cries in Cuddle Bunny, The Big Sneeze, Cynthia Comes Alive, Who's Taffy? and Three Jacks and a Beanstalk; she cries on her own in The Big Sneeze and Cynthia Comes Alive.
  • Kimi has only gotten her diaper changed in two episodes: Finsterella and Daddy's Little Helpers.
  • Although there is no episode for it, Kimi has been seen as a 3-year-old and possibly a 7-8 year old in the All Grown Up! episode Truth or Consequences.
  • Kimi is the only Rugrat toddler not to be seen as a "baby baby" (meaning a baby between the ages of birth up to age one to the Rugrats, who refer themselves as "big babies")  and is the only baby not to tell how she walked for the first time.
  • Her biological father is Hiro Watanabe.
  • Kimi is the only main character to have a half-sister.
  • The episode Kimi Takes The Cake was aired production wise on October 5, 2002, therefore Kimi's birthday is presumed to be that day. It also possible this is Kimi's birthday as the episode focused on a Haunted looking castle that Taffy was performing at, which could give hint that Kimi's birthday takes place around Halloween. However, the episode didn't premeire in the US until June 8th, 2004 which could also be Kimi's presumed birthday.
  • Kimi is the last Rugrat to be added to the cast.
  • Because of her Japanese Heritage Kimi's full name would be Kimiko as Kimi is short for the name in Japanese.
  • Though there was no episode for it, Kimi was seen being potty trained. It was picture seen in the All Grown Up! episode Petition This!.
  • She was raised in France.
  • Kimi is similar to Yumi Ishiyama from Code Lyoko. They are both Japanese immigrants and their families are from Japan although Yumi doesn't have a biological father and a sister, she has a brother.
  • In All Grown Up, Kimi wears more belly-bearing outfits than any other girl in the show. Susie is a runner-up in second for her Season 1 look, while Lil is in third, with only purple PJs, blue PJs, and a genie costume.

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