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Ami is a character that appears in Crash Team Racing and its remake, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. She is a female bandicoot part of the Nitro Squad. She is named after Ami Matsumura-Blair, who was the marketing manager for Sony Computer Entertainment America at the time.


CTR: Crash Team Racing[]

Ami is responsible for handing out prizes to Tiny Tiger, Dingodile, Ripper Roo, Papu Papu, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe Potoroo, Fake Crash, N. Tropy and Penta Penguin. The epilogue of the game states that she became a race kart driver herself, saying, "I'm sick of giving out trophies! I want a few of my own!"

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[]

Ami appears as a playable character in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, as part of the Nitro Tour Grand Prix. She is a Speed class racer, like some of the characters she handed out prizes to in the original Crash Team Racing.

Because of her playability, Ami and the rest of the Nitro Squad no longer hand out prizes at the end of races.


Speed: 7/7
Accel: 3/7
Turn: 2/7
Difficulty: Advanced
Driving Style: Speed


Physical description[]

Ami has short, wavy, bright green hair and a green tail, orange fur, a peach muzzle and green eyes with purple eye shadow. Her outfit consists of a yellow and green minidress and sneakers. She is often seen carrying a large yellow and green striped umbrella.

In Nitro-Fueled, Ami was the Nitro Squad member with the most alterations to her design. Her eyes are considerably smaller, her hair is now styled into a bob cut and she now has lipstick and yellow eyeshadow. Her minidress now has a yellow checkerboard pattern on her hips and like Liz, she now wears dark green leggings with yellow stripes.


Although little of her character is explored, Ami is by far the most aggressive member of the Nitro Squad. She is very physically active, constantly flexing her arms and performing backflips on the victory podium, implying a deep obsession with her muscles not unlike Crunch Bandicoot. She is a tomboy, which is even reflected in her original CTR epilogue. She also hates losing, as she would sulk while crossing her arms. Despite this, Ami does have a small feminine side, as her Circus skin shows her with a longer hairstyle and posing around with an umbrella, calling back to her first appearance.

Additional information[]


See: Ami/Gallery


  1. Cissy Jones. Twitter. Archived from the original on January 20, 2020