Casi, known in Japan and Europe, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in all regions as Charu (チャル), is a computer program that takes the form of a human girl. She appears to help out whenever she can or assists the Professor.
Casi is a pale-fair skinned girl originally with big violet eyes that became green over time, and long flowing green hair usually worn straight down or in a ponytail.
In Ape Escape, Casi wore a black spandex outfit with white cuffs below her shoulder and around her neck. She also wore white socks with red, white, and black shoes, two red bracelets, and a pair of red and white circled ear pieces.
In Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, she wears the same outfit, but now has a spider motif.
In Ape Escape: Million Monkeys, she wears a sleeveless white shirt with blue short shorts.
Casi is a helpful girl who appears to be formal with others. She is a nice, but quiet girl. She is a loyal assistant to the Professor and is also not quite as pushy as Natalie.
Ape Escape/Ape Escape: On the Loose Edit
Working at the Professor's lab, she helps Spike travel through time by giving him instructions on how many apes he has to catch. She also displays the level titles and how many monkeys are in these stages.
Ape Escape 2001 Edit
Casi appears in Ape Escape 2001, providing the same role as the previous game, telling how man Monkeys there are in a level.
Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed Edit
Casi appears to join the Hi-Tech Tournament along with Spike, Natalie, and the Professor. This in turn, makes her a playable character. After the final battle they had with the Grid Core, Casi helps everyone escape from the world the Grid Core trapped them in. They all arrived back in the normal virtual world safe and sound.
In gameplay, she can jump up to 3 times.
Ape Escape: Million Monkeys Edit
Casi appears in Million Monkeys.
Other Appearances Edit
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Edit
Casi makes an appearance in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. In Spike's story mode, she alerts him and the Professor about an otherworldly invasion. She can also be seen in the Time Station level.
- Although not being present in Ape Escape 2, Jimmy can unlock 4 bonus sketches of her.
- The name "Charu" originates from the word 'bacharu', a wasei-eigo of 'virtual'.
- Casi is called "Charu" in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. This makes it the second time that an Ape Escape U.S. name was called by it's Japanese name, the first relating the Freaky Monkey Five's Japanese names.