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Chihaya Ayase (綾瀬 千早)Birthday: June 1 (Gemini)
Blood type: B
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 54 kg
School: Municipal Mizusawa High School - Year 2 Class 9 - Karuta Club captain
Karuta Society: Shiranami Society, A Class
Favourite food: Chocolate, pollock squid
Hobby: Collecting Daddy Bear merchandise
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."
Favourite Song: Poem #17
Even when the gods
Held sway in the ancient days,
I have never heard
That water gleamed with autumn red
As it does in Tatsuta's stream
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