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Chef at a well-established restaurant popular with students. It has been in his family for three generations. He fills his days by energetically searching for new menu items, but leaves the rigorous taste testing to Barbara.

— Directory, Sonic Unleashed (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3)

Gigi (ジジ Jiji?) is a character that appears in Sonic Unleashed. He is a human resident of Spagonia, the husband of Barbara and the owner and chef of Restaurant Swa, a restaurant that has been in his family for three generations, which he runs alongside with Barbara.


Xbox 360/PlayStation 3

Many years prior to Sonic Unleashed, Gigi met Barabara and later married her. Over the years, Gigi had a happy marriage with Barbara, never having any heated talks with her. At some point, Gigi took over as the owner of his family's restaurant and became its chef. With the help from his wife, Gigi kept the restaurant running, which became very popular with the students from Spagonia University. While working at his restaurant, Gigi would also spend his time trying to come up with new recipes to sell.

During the events of Sonic Unleashed, Gigi's found out that the restaurant had come into financial troubles as the number of customers was falling. Gigi thought about coming up with some new exciting recipes that he could sell, but was unable to come up with anything. This situation made Gigi worry greatly about his restaurant's future, fearing that it could mean the end of it, which left him often wrapped up in his thoughts about what to do.

When Gigi met Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip when they arrived in Spagonia to find Professor Pickle, he quickly dismissed them, though gently, as he did not want to be bothered while he thought about his trouble. Gigi's soon after got more troubles on his hands as Barbara, who had been possessed by Dark Gaia's Minions, began blaming him for the restaurant's troubles and told him about how sick she was of his cooking. This behavior not only made Gigi worried and confused about his wife, but also brought him even more down about his situation and made him very edgy. Whenever he met Sonic and Chip during this period, Gigi would tell the duo about the troubles he had with Barbara.

Days later, Sonic the Werehog and Chip came to Gigi's aid and managed to exorcise Barbara. With his wife back to normal, Gigi met up with Sonic and Chip, and celebrated in a joyous mood for the first time in a long time, though he wondered how Barbara could not remember what she had said.

Despite having Barbara back to normal, Gigi soon returned to worrying about what to do with his restaurant. When Gigi later saw a gourmet show to get some inspiration and saw food that he had never seen before, such as Canned Horror from Holoska and Broiled Ibanga from Mazuri, he became eager to try these ingredients out. However, as these ingredients could only be found in other parts of the world, Gigi was left wondering how he could collect them. Not long after though, he met Sonic and Chip again and asked them if they could collect these ingredients for him. With the duo accepting his assignment, Gigi told them that he hoped they could bring him these gourmet world-class foods.

Sonic and Chip soon returned with the ingredients, and upon seeing them, Gigi wondered what he should try first. He remarked how the Canned Horror taste as good as it smelled and that the Broiled Ibanga taste both rich and sophisticated. He then thanked Sonic and Chip for showing him a new world of tastes and revealed that he had now been inspired for new recipes. He also told them that he did not want to be disturbed while experiencing his new taste sensations. Soon after, Gigi created a new special menu which he was pretty excited about, and later remarked to Sonic and Chip that he thought that everything in life was better with a touch of spice.

Gigi later watched on in horror with the rest of his town, as Dark Gaia began to cast the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, but rejoiced as the world returned to normal following Perfect Dark Gaia's defeat at the hands of Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus.

Wii/PlayStation 2

Gigi never made an in-game appearance on the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed. He did, however, appear during the pre-rendered cutscenes where he and the rest of Spagonia watched in horror as Dark Gaia began to cast the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, but rejoiced as the world returned to normal following Perfect Dark Gaia's defeat at the hands of Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus.


Passionate about gastronomy, Gigi is always looking for new types of food to add to his menu, and fills his days by energetically searching for new dishes.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Gigi (Archie)

Gigi, from Sonic the Hedgehog #280.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Gigi is a human resident from Spagonia and the owner of Restaurant Swa. During the Shattered World Crisis, he would make contact with the Freedom Fighters.


  • The name of Gigi's restaurant, Restaurant Swa, might be a reference to the name "Sonic World Adventure", which is the the Japanese title for Sonic Unleashed.


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