Di Gi Charat (デ・ジ･キャラット, De Ji Kyaratto?) is a Japanese anime and manga series created by Koge-Donbo. The series follows a catgirl named Di Gi Charat (Dejiko for short) who was adopted as the mascot of Broccoli's retail chain store, Gamers. The original anime series and its original video animations (OVAs) are set in a Gamers store. There are twenty Gamers stores across Japan. Gamers opened a store in the United States in 2001, Anime Gamers, that is located in Los Angeles.
Several specials, OVAs, and movies have been adapted as prequels, sequels and alternate stories. Trading cards and video games are among the many forms of merchandise released for the series.
The original series, movie, and Leave it Piyoko is licensed in North America by Synch-Point. The manga series is licensed by several companies.