Wow, you fixed the PDA perfectly! Amazing, Kazuichi! Sorry for troubling you... I can fix most electronics myself, but... It broke pretty bad when I dropped it, so there wasn't much I could've done... You saved me.
I was shocked when you ran into my class begging me to help. I was all, "What the heck!?"
Ibuki was freaking out and Mahiru started getting in my face asking me what I did...
I'm sorry... I was panicking at the time. It's embarrassing to think about.
Well, for things like this you can come to me whenever. I'm used to fixing stuff. I've fixed pretty much every kind of household electronic, too, y'know?
Wow... You're amazing, Kazuichi!
O-Oh, nah I'm...
...On second thought, you're right!
Yes, you're really amazing! Hehe, thank you. How can I ever repay you? I'll do anything you ask.
"Anything" makes me imagine all sorts of stuff...No, I've got Miss Sonia...
Is something wrong, Kazuichi?
I-It's nothing! No need to thank me, it's not a big deal!
Is that so...? Um, but I had to ask for your help, so now I feel bad...
How about I treat you to Teruteru's delicious cooking at the dining hall?
S-Sure... If that's what you want, I'll take you up on that... You're kinda...surprisingly aggressive.
Well, I sorta thought you weren't the type to really talk to guys...
O-Oh, really? But that's not completely true... I talk to the boys in my class often...
Oh, I guess I misunderstood. Sorry for judging you by the way you look.
No, it's fine... Don't worry about it. I'd be happy if we could get along.
Yeah! If anything happens, feel free to come talk to me!
Pah! Post-writing cola really is the best! It's like I live for this one can!
You look like you're having fun, Hifumi... Did something good happen?
Excellent question! The new release I'm taking to Comiket...er, in other words, my new fanfic comic...
I finished the manuscript for it early this morning! I'm really proud of how it turned out!
Is that so...? Congratulations. Did you get any sleep? It looks like you worked hard.
W-Well, I didn't work that hard... Except I totally did. And of course I'd work hard on it! A great number of my loyal fans eagerly await it!
Hifumi... You make so many people happy with your comics.
Make people happy...
Hmm? Is something the matter? If you're going through a tough time, I can recommend some anime songs to cheer you up.
Hey, Hifumi... Um... Would you be happy if you could talk to people inside the screen?
M-Ms. Fujisaki? I never expected to hear something like that from someone like you! I-I mean, of course that would make me happy. It's an otaku's dream to talk with 2D... I've often thought that my monitor was in the way or wished I could jump into the TV.
Um... So monitors just get in the way?
Ah... Well, what I'm working on might make it so you don't even need to look at a monitor.
Huh? You want me to not look at the screen, even though my bride is right there? Why? S-Sorry, Ms. Fujisaki. I don't really see where you're going with this...
O-Oh, sorry...I didn't explain enough. Um, what I wanted to say is... I'm making an AI program that can be installed in computers and cell phones to help users.
So the reason why I said you might not even need to look at a monitor is because... ...my AI will make it so that users will be able to use devices with just their voice.
I-I see... So that's it. That certainly is a conversation with someone in the screen.
Yes, it thinks and speaks like a person, too. You can think of it as your partner. It wouldn't just help with work and life, but it'd be fun to talk to an AI with emotions... We haven't reached that stage yet, but I hope one day, it'll become available to people.
Like the AI characters you see in sci-fi? They're always popular and appealing. Well, it's hard to say without seeing it for myself, but it seems like people would enjoy it.
...Oh, yes. Thank you. I'm going to work hard to create something that can make people happy... And when I do complete it, I want you to try talking to it.
Mhm... Well then, I will look forward to that day.
Ah, I suppose she talked about your private life without permission. I apologize...
No, you didn't do anything wrong... But that's weird...I get too embarrassed to talk about my dad with anyone...
... She has your thoughts, Chihiro. Birthed from you, like your own special family. But does that mean...the "dad" Alter Ego was talking about isn't *your* dad? Then...could he be...?
Hm? What is it, Shuichi?
Ah, it's nothing. I learned a lot today, thank you.
I'm glad. I was worried it might have been too boring.
...No, it couldn't be.
You were relieved that Shuichi enjoyed it!
Your last winter at the academy...but you're too busy with research to be sad about graduation! You worked so hard that you didn't even realize it was Christmas Eve until the evening... It's not good to overwork yourself... How about a little break?
Maybe I'll get some fresh air
Ah... That was close. I almost stepped on a bug...
I didn't think there'd be bugs when it's so cold out. I'll move it so it doesn't get stepped on.
Huh? F-For what?
Gonta have good eyes, so...Gonta see you be nice to Gonta's friend.
Friends... Oh I see, so all the bugs are your friends.
I'm glad I didn't hurt your friends... I'll watch where I step from now on.
You so nice, Chihiro!
Oh yeah! Next time, Gonta introduce you to all his friends!
Of course! You more than welcome!
You parted ways with Gonta after you two made a promise!
Maybe I'll get some tea in the dining hall
Oh, Chihiro... It feels like it's been a while since we've seen each other.
Um...it might be because I've been stuck in my room lately doing my research.
Me too... I was so focused on a new game that I was cooped up in my room. I guess we've both been cooped for a while.
Hehe, yeah... I want to talk with everyone more, so I could walk around.
Yeah...good job on your project. Programmers are amazing. You've got my respect.
Because my favorite games wouldn't exist without programmers. It's a wonderful job that can create many different things.
Yeah, I suppose that is a good way of looking at it...
So Chihiro...do you make games?
U-Um...the research I'm doing right now doesn't necessarily have anything to do with games.
You talked about games and programming with Chiaki while drinking tea...
Maybe I'll research something else
Hey, Chihiro! Sorry to keep you waiting!
Oh, don't worry. More importantly, how is it? Is it going well for you?
Yeah! I'm almost done making the prototype, A little robot you can put your AI in. So cool!
Wow, you're almost done with it? That's amazing, Kazuichi!
Hehe...let's make something extra rad that blows Keebo and Monokuma out of the water!
Yes, I'm excited.
Hey Kazuichi, what kind of robots do you want to create from here on out?
From here on out? What, are we talkin' about the next thing already?
Hehehe, am I getting ahead of myself? I always come up with new ideas for new programs while I'm researching.
If the small robot we're currently working on goes well, I'd want to make a big one next...
A big one... In that case, let's make one that transforms into a vehicle! Yeah, yeah! Let's have it transform into a car! That'd be so cool!
Yes...that sounds great.
F-For real? You think!?
It can be in human mode for conversing with people, and then in car mode for transportation.
Oh, and if possible, we could even make it a robot that can help the disabled. If it's something that can help people, maybe we can find companies to invest in our research.
I see... I wasn't really thinking about what it'd be for or who'd be using it... But if we're thinking of it that way, I know we'll be able to make something awesome.
Yes, I'm sure you would be able to make something amazing, Kazuichi.
Y-Yeah! But your technology is awesome, too... So let's keep makin' stuff together! Back when we both started at this academy, I never imagined we'd team up like this.
You discussed your ideas on creating robots with Kazuichi!
Appearances in Seasonal Events for Other Characters
Today is the school festival, you concealed your true exhibit behind an illusion... Those with low astral levels see an ordinary petting zoo! Your featured demon beast is...
The Four Dark Devas of Destruction, of course!
Oooh, I've always thought your hamsters were so cute... Is it alright if I pet them?
Perhaps one as purehearted as you may be able to touch the Four Dark Devas unscathed. But do not forget...they are still demon beasts. If you underestimate their fangs, you shall pay.
Okay, I'll be gentle so I don't scare them...
Chihiro seemed to enjoy herself as she gently petted the Four Dark Devas of Destruction!
Your last winter at the academy... You enjoyed a Christmas party with your friends! The party ended and you're going to help clean up. What will you do first?
I shall lay the debris of chaos to rest
Oh, Gundham! Throwing away the trash?
What are you doing here at a time when all is swallowed in the dark's embrace?
I was so wrapped up in my research, I forgot to eat earlier...
You guys had a Christmas party, right? Was it lots of fun?
Kehehe... My magic levels have reached new heights!
Um, so...it *was* fun? Your little hamsters look like they enjoyed it!
Do not carelessly approach. I will not be held responsible if you are hit by a wave of evil. However, should you seek food, then journey beyond this place. You may be able to consume the excess offerings from the rite of chaos.
Offerings such as birds grilled in hellfire and ensorcelled confections. No one will blame you for being lured to such offerings... Go and eat.
So you want to share the food and cake from the party with me?
Hehehe, thank you, Gundham! That's so sweet of you.