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Anju

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Anju (MM) and the Chicken Lady (OoT) are different people, but they share the same character model, so that is why they are both described here. In both games she wears exactly the same blue robes. To make things even more complicated Anju also appears in The Minish Cap, but she is refered to as both Anju and Cucco Lady in this game.

Ocarina of Time

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In OoT the Chicken Lady has a cucco corral for her seven Cuccos spread throughout Kakariko Village. Because she is allergic to Cuccos, she asks young Link to find all seven for her. In return she gives you an Empty Bottle.

Seven years later when Link visits her as an adult, she gives him a Pocket Egg so Link can hatch a new type of miniature Cucco. After waking Talon with the Pocket Cucco, you can trade with her for another special Cucco: her own brother's cucco. This is the blue chicken called Cojiro. Here you start with the rest of OoT’s trading game to eventually obtain the Sword of Biggoron.

Although not many people noticed, her brother’s father (and very likely hers) is the Head Carpenter. Her mother might be the Lady of Kakariko Potion Shop of whom her father speaks as "my old lady".

Majora's Mask

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In Majora’s Mask Anju is a young lady who has a fiance called Kafei. However, thanks to Skull Kid and Sakon, Kafei has been missing for a some time now. The Skull Kid changed him into a child and Sakon stole his Sun Mask. Kafei’s disappearance leaves Anju behind not knowing whether he will show up for the wedding.

Anju is also the current owner of the Stock Pot Inn, a very small hotel in Clock Town. In fact, it only has two rooms for visitors. The place is almost fully booked for the entire season, so people always have to make reservations to stay a night at the inn.

Anju’s family consists of her grandmother living in one of the backrooms of the inn and her mother who only appears at the night of the second day and the final day. Anju’s father has been dead quite some time, not much is known other than his name: Tortus. In her younger days the Stock Pot Inn used to be a cafeteria, but ever since her father died things have changed. At noon Anju always delivers Granny a meal, but every day grandmother uses the same trick to skip the lunch. The main reason is that Anju is not very good at cooking, meaning that the result is not so edible.

Clock Cycle

Day 1:

Time Activity
06:00–09:45 Anju waits at the reception to welcome any visitors.
08:00 Stock Pot Inn opens its front door.
09:45–11:30 She starts cooking lunch meal for her grandmother. Talk to her now and she’ll tell you about her family.
11:30–13:30 Delivers the meal to granny who will refuse it, then she walks upstairs into her own room. Anju probably eats her meal her since she doesn’t come back with the plate.
13:30–15:00 Anju waits at the reception again. Talk to her now and say you have a reservation, this will give you the Room Key.
14:00–14:15 The Postman comes in, now you can witness a conversation between her and the postman.
14:15–16:30 Talk to her now with Kafei's Mask on and Anju will ask you to meet her at 23:30.
15:00–15:15 A Goron named Link comes in and asks for the reservation, if you have the Room Key Link will have to sleep outside.
20:30 Anju will close the inn for today, if you don’t have the Room Key you will be thrown out. After that she walks to her own room.
23:30- 05:00 Anju will wait for you in the kitchen of the inn. Her she will ask of you to deposit Anju's Letter in one of the mailboxes in town (This only happens if you agreed to meet earlier on).

Day 2:

Time Activity
06:00–09:45 Anju waits at the reception to welcome any visitors.
08:00 Stock Pot Inn opens its front door.
09:45–11:30 She starts cooking lunch meal for her grandmother.
11:30–13:30 Delivers the meal to granny who will refuse it, then she walks upstairs into her own room. Anju probably eats her meal her since she doesn’t come back with the plate.
13:30–20:30 She will ask about Kafei, if you met him you can give her the Pendant of Memories. By doing so Anju stays until the end in Clock Town.
20:30 Anju will close the inn for today, if you don’t have the Room Key you will be thrown out. After that she walks to her own room.
21:00- 05:00 Go into your room using the Room Key and check out the crack in the right wall. You will now witness a conversation between her and her mother. If you gave Anju the Pendant she will stay in the inn, else she will be convinced by her mother that he won’t come back and decides for her to leave to Romani Ranch.

Day 3:

Time Activity
06:00–11:00 Anju is sweeping the floor of the back room with a broom. You can still give her the “Pendant of Memories”. By doing so Anju will decide to stay until the end within Clock Town.
11:00 Anju goes to her own room.
18:00 Mother and Grandmother have left the Inn and so will Anju if you didn’t gave her the pendant. They can now be found at Romani’s House in the bed room, even so Anju still thinks about Kafei and wonders if she should have stayed behind. If you did give it to her she will be in her room, the door is unlocked now.
04:00–05:59 If you helped Kafei in retrieving his Sun Mask, Kafei will enter Anju’s Room and the two of them are reunited and they offer you the Couple's Mask. After obtaining this you better go to the Moon very quickly, or use the Song of Time to get out of there.

The Minish Cap

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In this game Anju appears again in the south east corner of Hyrule town. Again she has allergies to Cuccos and she asks you to collect as many as you can in a set time limit. You can earn some rupees, Mysterious Shells, Red Kinstone Pieces and a Piece of Heart (in the end) as a reward for doing so. However for the last few events you really need to have the Pegasus Boots to complete them, for the Cuccos are scattered in the far corners then.

Miscellaneous Notes

Ocarina of Time

As one of the Gossip Stones says, she sometimes goes to Lakeside Laboratory to study how to breed Pocket Cuccos, because she's not allergic to them.

Majora's Mask

As one of the Gossip Stones mentions, one of Anju’s habits is to mix up guests. She also seems to apologize immediately after asking something. These habits might be due to her mind wandering off every time, thinking about where Kafei might be.

If you got the Couple’s Mask and then watch the game’s credits you actually see a part of the wedding ceremony, but oddly enough the adult form of Kafei is no where to be seen.

The Minish Cap

After appearing in the game as Chicken Lady and Anju, the people in The Minish Cap refer to her as both Anju & Cucco Lady. Whereas we know that a Cucco = Chicken in this universe. This only makes it more complicated.

Relevant Quotes

Ocarina of Time

The "Oh well" guy inside Impa's house:

Did you see a lady behind this 
house? She's going through hard 
times.
That lady takes care of chickens, but she is, in fact, allergic to them. Oh well.

The Chicken Lady if you meet her for the first time:

What should I do!?
My Cuccos have all flown away!
You, little boy, please!
Please help me bring them back to 
this pen!

The Chicken Lady in a different event:

Please don't tease my Cuccos!

The Chicken Lady telling you about breeding a Pocket Cucco:

I bred a new type of miniature 
Cucco! I call it the Pocket 
Cucco! I don't get goose bumps
from this baby.

The Chicken Lady after return a happy Pocket Cucco:

Oh, your Cucco looks pretty 
happy! He must have awakened an
extremely lazy guy!
You're a good Cucco Keeper!
I'll give you a rare, valuable Cucco, if you're interested...
Its name is Cojiro, and it used to be my brother's Cucco. Its blue body is quite charming.
It's so cute! Since my brother has gone, it's strange, but Cojiro has stopped crowing.

The Chicken Lady about her brother:

My brother must have been very
lonely...

From a Gossip Stone:

They say that the Chicken Lady 
goes to the Lakeside Laboratory 
to study how to breed pocket-
sized Cuccos.

Majora's Mask

One of the Gossip Stones in Termina:

Anju, the woman at the inn,
is known for being careless
and frequently mixes up guests...

Granny’s Dairy on the Second Day:

It was my granddaughter who cooked again today.
Putting that to the lips shortens the life!

Anju, while cooking:

It will be lunchtime soon.
I must hurry up and cook.
...Grandmother is surely waiting.
I must hurry! The guest arriving in the afternoon will come. Skip this, skip that!
We used to be a cafeteria, but after my father died, the room rentals that were part of our service became our main focus.
We're just a small inn with only 2 rooms, but people from all over come here at this time of year...
See the performers practicing outside? The second floor bunk room guests are very spirited at night with songs and dancing.
The customer coming this afternoon will be staying next door to them, so I hope it'll be all right.

The Minish Cap

Figurine Description:

Anju
This young woman tends to her cuccos in Hyrule Town. If you help her gather her loose cuccos, she'll give you a reward.

Anju about the Cuccos:

Oh, no! This is horrible!
My cuccos have gotten out!
Can you catch them for me?

?:

Maybe I should go hide in the cucco
lady's house...
It might be dangerous, though. It
seems like there's danger everywhere.


Translations

Majora's Mask & The Minish Cap

Country Name
Japanese アンジュ ('ANJU')
English Anju
All Other Anju

The Minish Cap Misstranslations

Anju is also called Ange in the European version of the TMC, but she is also refered to by her original name. So from this we may conclude that there was some error introduced here.

See Also

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

The Minish Cap