Both Maki and Chiaki have never met, since they are both from different games. Both however have talked in the Ultimate Talent Development Plan, which is a canon AU that is despair-free. Chiaki asks if Maki is preschool teacher, Maki replies and Chiaki goes on to talk about game consoles and if Maki plays video games with the kids. After a bit more talking Chiaki asks if Maki wants to play a video game with her. The two are more of acquaintance in Ultimate Talent Development Plan, and have few interactions. The two are acquaintances.
Chiaki is a very calm person well Maki can be more on edgy. It was be cute to see the two playing video games, and maybe it could also help Maki calm down more. Chiaki's kindness is just what Maki needs. Chiaki could help Maki come out of her shell and maybe help her learn to trust people more easily. Maki and Chiaki share common treats as well. Both are loyal and care greatly about the people they love, even if they don't show it sometimes. A common problem they both share is being a bit out of touch, Maki acts like she does not care, which and make people give up on trying to be her friend, well Chiaki is always busying playing video games and does not look up to talk to others or even pause her game, which and make people think she does not really care about having a relationship with them.
Chimaki is one of the Danganronpa rare pairs but can get over shadowed by an other rare pair, Soniaki which is a Femslash ship between, Chiaki and Sonia. Both Chiaki and Maki have semi-canon ships, Maki's being Harukaito which is a het ship between her and Kaito, Chiaki's is Hinanami which is a het ship between her and Hajime.
Chiaki and Maki is a very cute ship and one of the most popular rare pairs out there, second to Bubblegum Rock (Leon Kuwata x Kazuichi Soda.) Maki and Chiaki is always an "Aesthetic colour ship." Which is a ship that some people like only since the colour of their hair/clothes/eyes, go well with the other persons.
- Murder Mystery Game refers to the ship between the two and Kyoko Kirigiri.