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Maya Kihara

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Name Kanji

木原麻耶 Kihara Maya





Personal Status

Ohashi High School





First Appearances
Manga Debut

Chapter 4

Anime Debut

Episode 2

Japanese VA

Ai Nonaka

English VA

Mela Lee (English)


Maya Kihara (木原 麻耶 Kihara Maya) is a student in class 2-C and a friend of Nanako Kashii and Ami Kawashima.


Maya has long orange hair with reddish-brown eyes.

She is usually seen wearing the Ohashi High School normal uniform. She is also shown to have a great fashion sense. This is shown when the pool was opened at the school, Maya wore a really fashionable bikini. In the OVA, Maya is shown putting her hair in pig-tails.


Maya is a outgoing girl who is on good terms with almost everyone of Class 2-C. She usually hangs out with Nanako Kashii and Ami Kawashima since she knew Ami was a model and also a childhood friend of Yusaku Kitamura.


Maya is a female student in Ryuuji Takasu's class who often hangs out with Nanako Kashii. Maya is a kogal and the center of the 'stand out group' of girls of class 2-C. She has a crush on Yusaku Kitamura and she she circuitously opposes the idea of Taiga Aisaka and Yusaku being a couple, and wants Taiga and Ryuuji to be together.


Nanako Kashii

Nanako and Maya are very close as they hang out with each other at class, then she is later joined by Ami Kawashima. Nanako knew that Maya has a crush on Yusaku. It is evident that they have been close friends since childhood, as they are constantly seen talking to each other. Nanako and Maya also hang out together outside of school, as seen when they arrive together at the group study where Kōji Haruta, Hisamitsu Noto, Taiga Aisaka and Ryuuji Takasu went.

Ami Kawashima

Maya decided to hang out with Ami because Ami is a childhood friend of Yusaku Kitamura and she is also a model, which makes her popular at school. Maya and Ami have common interests in certain things. Maya, Nanako Kashii and Ami are often seen hanging out and drinking coffee after school. Maya only knows Ami's facade that she shows to most students of the school and she isn't aware of Ami's "true self".

Yusaku Kitamura

Maya had a crush on Yusaku as she was eager to get closer to Yusaku during the school ski trip, which resulted in her getting in a big fight with Hisamitsu Noto.  


  • The name Maya means "hemp" (麻) (ma) and "question mark" (耶) (ya).
  • Maya's surname Kihara means "tree, wood" (木) (ki) and "field, plain" (原) (hara).


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