Zhong Lizi is a character in Love Nikki. He is a designer in the army of Cloud Empire and the boyfriend and partner of Bai Jinjin.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Zhong Lizi is a handsome and elegant-looking young man in his early 20's with long black hair that is tied back with strands his face, light-colored eyes or dark-colored eyes and he wears Cloud clothing in pale green colors.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Zhong Lizi is a serious guy, but he is also trustworthy and dependable as he is always committed to doing the right and honorable thing.[2]

Designs[edit | edit source]

Zhong Lizi has designed the following:

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History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

Zhong Lizi and Bai Jinjin met and fell in love at some point. However, Jinjin's father did not approve of their relationship, especially given Lizi's financial status, so he planned to leave on his own and become successful before returning to Jinjin. However, Jinjin didn't let him leave without her and he realized how much he loved her and wanted to be with her.[11]

Year 680[edit | edit source]

In the year 680, Zhong Lizi attended the Designer's Tea Party with Bai Jinjin serving as his model at their booth. At this event, they met Nikki, Momo, Bobo and Lunar.[12][7] However, during the event, he made up an excuse for her to leave the booth and asked another model to try on another type of design.[13] Jinjin witnessed the interaction and he had to chase her down in order to apologize for her.[14]

Things only got worse when Dansu, a dancer and assassin, was sent to the event to track down Bai Jinjin.[14] Lizi and Jinjin bade Nikki goodbye[11] and left for the north, but Jinjin could not handle the cold weather, so they returned to Long Street, Cloud.[15] However, they quickly had to leave there after Qiong, another agent of Bai Jinjin's father, was sent after them.[16]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Bai Jinjin[edit | edit source]

Zhong Lizi is engaged to Bai Jinjin and they are the perfect picture of a couple in love. Although Zhong Lizi was afraid to show her his design of a bunny costume and hurt Bai Jinjin by breaking her trust, he thoroughly apologized to her and committed to always communicating with her.[14] He later displays their love by carrying around a silk bag she gave him, even while they were separated during the war.[1] He both designs and buys gifts for her, which she treasures dearly.[17][18]

Huo Qizhou[edit | edit source]

Coming soon...

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Now I see that trusting each other is the most important thing. So no matter what happens, I shall always be honest with you."
    — Zhong Lizi to Bai Jinjin in V1: 5-4 Elopement!
  • "Yes, I was planning to leave alone and return one day when I became successful. However, on the day I was leaving, I opened the door and saw this silly girl carrying her luggage and waiting in the yard. That's when I started to think: for such an awesome girl I must do everything I can to give her the amazing life she deserves."
    — Zhong Lizi in V1: 5-5 Meet Royce Again

  • "I will be with her forever, and try my best to make her feel blessed."
    — using Smile.
  • "The styling is too common."
    — using Critical Eye.

Name by Server[edit | edit source]

Version Name (Romanized)
International.png International (English) Zhong Lizi
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified) 钟离梓 (Zhōng Lízǐ)
Japanese Flag.png Japan ケイシ (Keishi)
Korean Flag.png South Korea 재이 (Jae-i)
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnam Chung Ly Tử

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to December 24th, 2017, Zhong Lizi's name was localized as Saki.
  • Zhong Lizi's screen name, "Plant a Chestnut", is a pun on his name: the word chestnut's pronunciation in Chinese 栗子 (lìzi) is similar to his given name 离梓 (lízǐ).
  • Zhong Lizi can play the reed pipe, and does so for Bai Jinjin sometimes.[19]
  • Although being drawn, Zhong Lizi and Bai Jinjin weren't shown on the actual title screen due to the game being vertically oriented (see gallery).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Zhong Lizi 2.png
Zhong Lizi TOL Artwork.png
Tide - Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi 2.png
Tide - Statues.png

References[edit | edit source]

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