Kurisu is an 18-year-old female with hip-length mahogany hair (red in the anime) and bright blue irises. She prefers to let her hair hang loose.
She has an unusual fashion statement, with her outfit being composed of a white long-sleeved blue-rimmed dress shirt. Her shirt is tucked into a pair of black shorts, held up by a white belt with a gold buckle. Her tie hangs loosely around her belt, and she wears a long khaki sweater that covers her upper thighs, and has black and white straps at the end of both sleeves and the rim, these straps are used to keep the entire jacket on her arms. She also wears thick black tights and a pair of black boots to complete her outfit.
Once "recruited" into the Future Gadgets laboratory, Kurisu dons one of Rintarou's white lab coats and is often seen wearing one while in-lab.
Unlike people of her age, Kurisu has shown a more mature attitude, usually calm and collected even when someone is acting tense in front of her. However, she can also show a much more timid side at times. She has been described as a tsundere by Rintaro Okabe time and time again. She has proven to be greatly annoyed by Okabe's paranoid tendencies, and flustered because of him in certain situations.
Though she's hesitant to admit it, she's a frequent user of the text board @Channel, donning the identity "KuriGohan and Kamehameha". Rintarou likes to trick her into admitting this habit, much to her chagrin. When posting on @channel her personality is noticeably different, as she often uses Netspeak or emoticons to communicate and her posts are generally much less mature than her usual dialogue.
She soon develops feelings for Okabe. In the light novels and drama cds, Kurisu is shown to be upset about her small bust size, to the point where she will angrily yell at people if they even allude to it.
- Okabe gives Kurisu several nicknames over the course of Steins;Gate, only calling her by her real name in serious situations. Kurisu's most frequent nicknames are 'Assistant' or 'Christina' (by adding '-tina' to 'Kurisu'), but Okabe also calls her 'Zombie', 'Money Bags', or 'CelebSev'. Mayuri also calls Kurisu 'Chris-chan' after hearing Okabe refer to her as Christina.
- In the anime Robotics;Notes during episode 15, Kurisu's @channel handle "KURI_KAME KuriGohan and Kamehameha" is seen posting on "Twipo" on December 20th, 2019 at 10:05am about the differences between and limitations of 2D and 3D.
- Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Kurisu entered Saimoe Contests.
- Kurisu is the Japanese pronunciation of the western name Chris. This is likely the origin of her nickname Christina.
- Kurisu has TWO separate endings associated with her. While they both focus on her relationship with Rintarou, only one of them will lead to the true outcome of the game (Mayuri saved).