History Characters / ChihayaFuru

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* FriendlyEnemy: She was one to Sakurazawa, though the latter later began to realize that Haruka considers her one of the very best friends that she's ever had in spite of their rivalry.
* TheLastDance: She comes back after her maternity leave to test herself in her Karuta practice, declaring to Sakurazawa that it might be her last tournament. [[spoiler:She makes it to the Queen match, where Shinobu beats her by the skin of her teeth.]]


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* OverwhelmingException: Invoked. She's nowhere as eccentric as other Queens like Shinobu and Yumi, nor as quirky as other female players. This is shown to be due to the fact that she's 34, a mother of two, and a dutiful wife by the time she's introduced.
28th Apr '18 12:50:23 PM Everblaster
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* {{Foil}}: For Sakurazawa, she's the equivalent of Shinobu for Chihaya in terms of both Karuta and friendship, though Haruka is more social than Shinobu.
* TheMentor: Like Sakurazawa, Haruka also permits Chihaya to practice under her wing, providing the girl with a different perspective for her prospects on her future that Ms. Sakurazawa can't provide under her circumstances (like marriage and motherhood) while practicing Karuta.
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[[folder:Family members]]
!!Chitose Ayase

->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo

Chihaya's older sister who also models.

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!!Chitose Ayase

->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo

Chihaya's older sister
!!Haruka Inokuma

A former Queen returning to Karuta,
who also models.defended her title four times in the past, having been forced to abandon the game when she had two maternity leaves. She is the rival and personal friend of Midori Sakurazawa, her challenger for the four titles.


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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** She beat Ms. Sakurazawa four times in the Queen match.
** It's said that in her prime, she was considerably better at Karuta than Shinobu.
* OddFriendship: With Ms. Rieko Oe, Kanade's mom, who teaches her how to breastfeed while wearing a hakama.
* TheRival: To Ms. Sakurazawa, as the Queen she was never able to beat.
* SoProudOfYou: She is so proud of Sakurazawa, that [[spoiler:she names her third child Midori after her, so that the girl grows as strong and beautiful as her dear friend and rival]].
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!!Chitose Ayase

->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo

Chihaya's older sister who also models.
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25th Apr '18 1:53:29 PM Everblaster
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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:She wins the Class-D tournament on her second year, getting congratulated by Chihaya and Kanade; still, she angrily laments that she wanted to be congratulated by Taichi]]



* OfficialCouple: Dates Nikuman's sister, much to the latter's horror.

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* OfficialCouple: Dates Nikuman's sister, much to the latter's horror. [[spoiler:Nikuman later acknowledges him as his potential brother-in-law, much to his delight.]]
25th Apr '18 1:45:59 PM Everblaster
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* {{Troll}}: [[spoiler:Invoked. He entered his third Master Challenger Eastern Qualifier with the intention of messing up whoever came his way and to test their supposed drive to become Master, initially stating that he did not want to become a Master himself. That is, until Dr. Harada makes him realize that, even with not attaining the Master title, he still wants to reach the place where Chihaya and Arata are.]]



* RealityEnsues: Even when he's considered a prodigy in karuta, it takes Arata quite a while to get back to form after his hiatus following the death of his grandfather. Though it annoys him, he recognizes that he should not have stopped.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Even when he's considered a prodigy in karuta, it takes Arata quite a while to get back to form after his hiatus following the death of his grandfather. Though it annoys him, he recognizes that he should not have stopped.stopped.
** [[spoiler:Having formed a team from his school at Fukui, he enters the Team Nationals where they're pitted against Misuzawa for the third-place berth. They get creamed by a 5-0 landslide by Chihaya and her fellow Misuzawa teammates. It's commendable that he makes it that far on his first opportunity as a team leader, but he makes for a mediocre one at best, especially compared with the rest of the semi-finalists.]]



A second year student and the granddaughter of Certified Karuta reader Kyouko.

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A second year student and the granddaughter of Certified Karuta reader Kyouko.Kyouko Yamashiro.



** She states that given the circumstances, she has beaten Suou. That is, unless Ms. Kyouko, his favorite reader, is officiating in their match.

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** She states that given the circumstances, she has beaten Suou. That is, unless Ms. Kyouko, Kyouko Yamashiro, his favorite reader, is officiating in their match.



* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: He's professionally in love with the reader Ms. Kyouko, his very favorite reader. She's not fond of this, though.

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* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: He's professionally in love with the reader Ms. Kyouko, Kyouko Yamashiro, his very favorite reader. She's not fond of this, though.
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* NotListeningToMeAreYou: Invoked. Even though she tries to throw barbs and be callous towards Chihaya, Chitose never quite can penetrate her sister's armor. Chihaya is usually too deep in practice to notice her sister being rude in the first place.


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* TheResenter: While pampered and celebrated by her parents early in her modeling and acting endeavors, their gaze shifts towards Chihaya once she gets success in Karuta (especially their mom). Chitose does notice and voices her protests, though she never goes past protesting.


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* OddFrienship: With the hyper-callous and caustic Sudou of all people. He is very appreciative of her complete dedication to his team and the support she always provides to Hyoro. She is, all in all, the biggest fan of the Houko Karuta team.
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* BrattyTeenager: He was insufferable when he was in high school, earning himself some deserved enemies. The thing is, he had the chops to be that boisterous, but his choice of becoming a physician led him to locales where he could not practice Karuta, making his sharp hearing recede with time. He then founded the Shiranami Society in order to both practice himself, and to aid young Karuta prospects that don't have sharp hearing.


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* {{Jerkass}}: In his youth. He was insufferable when he was in high school, earning himself some deserved enemies. The thing is, he had the chops to be that boisterous, but his choice of becoming a physician led him to locales where he could not practice Karuta, making his sharp hearing recede with time. He then founded the Shiranami Society in order to both practice himself, and to aid young Karuta prospects that don't have sharp hearing. He ''was'' a jerkass indeed, but he got better.
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* {{Irony}}: She considers Arata as her "friend" outside the Karuta cards, though at best, they're barely past being mere acquaintances. She's so unfamiliar with friendship that Chihaya is even closer to her than Arata is, though she doesn't quite recognize it.



* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: She makes an effort to justify her lifetime isolation from friends as something that was worth it for the practice of Karuta, but it's shown that deep inside, she never wanted to be alone in the first place. She tries to argue this to Arata during their match, as she thinks that he's someone lacking in friends like her. The problem is that he's everything but friendless.

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* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: YouKeepTellingYourselfThat:
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She makes an effort to justify her lifetime isolation from friends as something that was worth it for the practice of Karuta, but it's shown that deep inside, she never wanted to be alone in the first place. She tries to argue this to Arata during their match, as she thinks that he's someone lacking in friends like her. The problem is that he's everything but friendless.friendless.
** Her friendliest conversations in the story take place whenever she plays Chihaya, though she denies this to Arata. Still, it's shown that in terms of rivalry, and even friendship, Chihaya is very dear to her.
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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Her karuta mentors noticed during her childhood that she was starting to unconsciously go easy on kids her age in matches so that she could make friends -- they promptly made her play against older players, where she dominated much more but resulted in her not being able to interact with the other kids. This has affected her view on team play now, as she find the team matches to be childish and only played by people who "don't love karuta".


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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Her karuta mentors noticed during her childhood that she was starting to unconsciously go easy on kids her age in matches so that she could make friends -- they promptly made her play against older players, where she dominated much more but resulted in her not being able to interact with the other kids. This has affected her view on team play now, as she find the team matches to be childish and only played by people who "don't love karuta".


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* LonelyTogether: Invoked. She thinks that this is the nature of her relationship with Arata, as she thinks that he's as isolated as she is. Though there's a great deal of what Arata accomplished on his own, his Karuta is based on the memories of his days with Chihaya and Taichi, and he never practices on his own like she does.
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