“Gatchibi-kun” sketch by Banjyaku (ばんじゃく)
The term “Gatchibi” (がっちび) is adorable - a portmanteau of gatchiri (がっちり), meaning “muscular,” and chibi (ちび) or “little” (in a cute way). A short burly dude, what could be better?
I had a super fun time at the gay party Grab in Tokyo, which bills itself as a “chibi/gatchibi/chibidebu” event (the awesome final term in that trifecta, ちびでぶ, means short and chubby). Grab has discounted admission for men under 165cm and an even cheaper rate for those below 155cm. Blessed are the gatchibi, for the short shall inherit the earth!