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Chihaya Ayase (綾瀬 千早)Birthday: June 1
Blood type: B
A determined schoolgirl who "possesses a remarkable hearing ability". She believes that by persevering in karuta, she will meet Arata again, and begins a karuta club at her high school with Mashima. While she is beautiful, she is considered too weird; her classmates refer to her as a "waste of a beauty". She has been described as a "tomboy trapped in a supermodel's body".