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It was fun. It was really fun, indeed. In the beginning. But.. everyone disappeared. The better you become.. they all disappear in the end anyway.
Miya Chinen, Undesired Hero

Miya Chinen (知念 (ちねん) 実也 (みや) Chinen Miya?) is a character in the SK8 the Infinity anime series who is an elite middle school student and candidate for Japan's national team.


Miya is a boy wearing a dark pink striped shirt and a purple tail underneath a light green, short sleeved hoodie with purple cat ears. Miya's uniform is a long-sleeved black under shirt with an unusually styled uniform. He also wears grey shorts along with a brown belt as well as white socks and a beret, plus a pair of brown dress shoes.

In "S" Miya has a black skateboard with a purple "X" on the top part of the deck and a variety of cats on the bottom, with the saying, "Game".


Miya's smugness

Miya was a carefree boy when he was younger, but has grown into someone who can seem very cocky at times. However, this is likely part of a persona he adopted following the events shown in the flashback after his beef with Langa.

He was interested in skating from a young age and would often skate with his friends. During this time, Miya had fun skateboarding with others. He mastered the skills of skateboarding quickly, such as mastering the ollie in only two weeks.[4] His natural ability for skateboarding bred resentment in his friend group, and the better Miya became and the more awards he won, the more quickly his friend group diminished.[5] It was around this time that of his friends, Takashi, proclaimed that heroes can't team up with slimes, which was what led Miya to his world view that he is the hero and everyone else around him are the slimes.

Miya arguing with Shadow

Miya can be impertinent towards others, even maligning them upon first meeting, for example when he called Reki Kyan a slime. Miya appears to look empty often, as said by Adam and noted by Reki, who stated that Miya didn't look like he was having fun in a clip from one of Miya's recent interviews.

Miya is shown to be somewhat competitive, being almost sure he was going to win during his race against Langa Hasegawa. It appears that it was Adam who coerced Miya into racing Langa, even though Miya didn’t really care for it. Yet, Miya was impressed by Langa’s skating. Although he was determined to win, Miya was horrified that Langa might fall from the weakened, rusty rails in the factory so much that he stopped skating to shout out a warning to Langa. Had he not stopped to warn Langa of the danger, it's very possible that Miya would have won the race.

Miya touched by Reki's words

It’s shown that Miya isn’t much of a fan of letting others see his weaknesses. For example, after his first race with Langa, Miya shared with Reki and Langa that "it's common for people to leave you the better you get." Reki promised that no matter how good Miya became, Reki would never leave him. This caused Miya to become visibly tearful, but instead of letting the tears fall he wiped them away and called Reki “weak”.

Because of Miya's experience with his friend group abandoning him the more skilled he became at skateboarding, he is most likely afraid of letting someone get close to him again fearing they will leave. Despite this, he seems to take Reki's promise to not abandon him at face value and has maintained a friendship with him, Langa and Hiromi. Moreover, because Adam has stuck around despite pushing Miya to do things he may not be interested in such as racing Langa, it's possible that Adam's words are just as cutting when he says that Miya is "all empty again."


Miya is a talented skater and one of the more well-known racers in "S". He got into skateboarding very early in life and used to do it for fun with his childhood friends, however he excelled at a much faster rate than them and lost their friendship in the process of becoming a well-known young skater.[5] He's known for his performances at junior skating competitions, is one of the most likely candidates for the Japan national skateboarding team, and even has a manager due to his fame.[5] Miya also has a strict diet he sticks to and is familiar with athlete training regimens.[6]

Miya's skill

  • General Prowess: Miya is an extremely skilled skater for his age, already surpassing many adult skaters due to his innate talent and dedicated training routines. He's able to perform many tricks and is also formidable as an opponent in a race, essentially making him an all-rounder in the world of skateboarding.
  • Tricks: Miya has showed that he is capable of pulling off many a difficult skateboarding trick with relative ease, specializing in less common party tricks such as board handstands and manouvering a flipped board with his feet alone.[5] These tricks seem to be what allowed him to become so well-known in competitions and even within the skateboarding subculture as a whole. During beefs, Miya likes to put to use his more dynamic tricks, such as his rail slide, showing that he has access to a wide range of different tricks when skating.[5][6]


As a child Miya loved skating and had fun with it. As he grew up, he began improving and received many awards for his skateboarding achievements. However, this lead to his friends assuming that he saw them as "sidekicks" and that he looked down on them. Because of this misunderstanding, Miya lost his friends over time, which eventually brought about his negative outlook toward the idea of friendship as a whole.

Miya hasn't seemed to have much fun in skateboarding after that incident and appears to only want to improve for the sake of it. He is shown to be upset that he lost to Langa after the two beef. After Reki consoled him and promised he would never leave no matter how skilled Miya became, their friendship sparked. Since then, Miya has accompanied Reki and Langa and has, over the course of the series, developed a brotherly bond with them.


SK8 the Infinity appearances
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 9.5 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12


  • Miya's name contains the kanji for "wisdom" ( chi?), "sense, idea, feeling" ( nen?), "fruit, nut, seed" ( mi?) and "to be" ( ya?).
  • His favorite food is fish.[3]
  • His best subject at school is Math.[3]
  • His special ability is talking to cats.[3]
  • His favorite animal is a fluffy one that feels great to hug.[3]
  • Despite being a growing boy, he keeps his food intake on the low side.
  • He is into role-playing games right now.[3]
  • He doesn't like tomatoes.
  • Miya's Zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • Miya is a "regular" skater, meaning he prefers to skate with his left foot at the front of the board.
  • Miya has trouble sleeping from being busy with skating and studying at the same time.[7]
  • Miya wears more clothes to bed than the other skaters, whatever his mother wants him to wear so he wouldn't upset her.[7]
  • He would pretend to be upset about receiving a white day gift from someone special but actually overjoyed on the inside.[7]
  • He has no interest in girls right now, but since he’s a famous middle schooler, he used to getting a lot of chocolates from all over the country. For a date he’d probably do typical normal things for a middle schooler, like go to a game center or to a fast food place or go see a movie.[7]
  • He learned how to ollie in 2 weeks.[4]
  • Miya would not eat things like wasabi.[8]
  • He would not like a surprise proposal. He would not like a grand reception. He would not want "see ya" kisses everyday. He still doesn't know what he'd want for his honeymoon. It's hard for him to be honest, so his spouse would have to get to know him, and also like animals because he'd have pets.[9]
  • His favorite food is salt-grilled saury.[10]
  • Miya is 57 on Joe's rankings of the muscles of S. Joe's comment: He’s got baby muscles right now but he could transform in the future. Though he told me that it would cause air resistance so he didn’t want them……[11]
  • Miya's daily schedule when there's no S:
    • 6:00-7:00 - Wakes up, goes running (He seems like he'd talk to cats he sees along the way)
    • 7:00-7:45 - Eats breakfast, gets ready
    • 7:45-8:30 - Commutes to school
    • 8:30-16:00 - School
    • 16:00-18:00 - Practices skating
    • 18:00-18:30 - Goes home
    • 18:30-19:30 - Does homework, studies
    • 19:30-20:30 - Has dinner
    • 20:30-21:30 - Training, stretches, has bath
    • 21:30-23:00 - Plays games
    • 23:00 - Goes to bed (When playing games, he might get texts from Reki and the others and make plans to go skating together)[12]
  • Miya would go to a zoo for a summer date because he likes animals. He'd lead at first, but once he sees the animals, he'll act his age. Visiting the petting area is a must. If there was unexpected rain, he'd be prepared with a foldable umbrella, but his date might get wet anyways beause of his size.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SK8 the Infinity Official Website
  2. Animedia Magazine May Issue: SK8 the Infinity Character Height Chart
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 SK8 the Infinity Anime: Episode 2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 SK8 the Infinity Anime: Episode 9.5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 SK8 the Infinity Anime: Episode 3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 SK8 the Infinity Anime: Episode 4.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Animedia Magazine March Issue: SK8 the Infinity Q&A with Hiroko Utsumi
  8. Animedia Magazine April Issue: SK8 the Infinity Q&A with Hiroko Utsumi
  9. Animedia Magazine May Issue: SK8 the Infinity Marriage Certificates
  10. SK8 Infinity Book Vol. 2 (Characters) from DVD Vol. 4
  11. SK8 Infinity Book Vol. 2 (Characters) from DVD Vol. 4
  12. SK8 Infinity Book Vol. 2 (Characters) from DVD Vol. 4
  13. Animedia Magazine August Issue: SK8 the Infinity Q&A with Hiroko Utsumi

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