Koharu is a Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 created from a failed ST back-up of Ketsurui Chiharu in YE 29 aboard the YSS Yui during the SRSS Yggdrasill “Spirit of the YSS Yui” plot. She bears the incomplete memories of the late Taisho that are only as current as the abduction by Seraphs from the YSS Yui that eventually led to Chiharu meeting Kiriel Zemerias and later, peace between Yamatai Star Empire and Elysia. In essence, she is like a lost child waking up from a horrible nightmare with no real sense of who she really is anymore. She hopes to start over again and become more than the lost shadow of a fallen warrior and yet, not destroy the memory or legacy of the original, Ketsurui Chiharu.
She served as the executive officer on the YSS Asamoya and then served in YE 30 as a Tokyo police office on Jiyuu System until the Blackout and the ensuing chaos destroyed the United Outer Colonies. She rejoined the Star Army of Yamatai in YE 33 while in the UOC Star Army Refugee Facilities in Virginia to contribute to the construction effort.
忘れ物 : わすれもの - WASUREMONO (n) lost article; something forgotten; 小春: こはる - KOHARU (n) early autumn; early fall; Indian summer
Koharu chose her surname after some consideration due to the nature of her existence and because she feels like she is lost. Her current presence aboard the Yui being classified hasn't helped her feelings about having been displaced either. Her choice for a new first name was a simple variation on the original name of Chiharu. The meaning is a simple change of season, Chiharu having meant spring but Koharu meaning fall.
Koharu was created to facilitate the role of a scientifically explained ghost in the SARPG but still help promote a sense of the unknown with the very brief undocumented (i.e. MEGAMI did not capture the presence of it at all.) appearance of a metaphysical “ghost” as well. She is currently a NPC that is played by Kim. Her current theme song is Tarja Turunen's I walk alone and all of her current character portraits are by Zairyo.
Koharu is a Nekovalkryja with a lean athletic build, long torso and limbs. She possesses a mix of Chinese and European facial features that gives her the general appearance of being Asian without specifically identifying which Asian nationality she might be. Her thick, dark brown- (near black) wavy hair flows to the middle of her back. The tips of her bangs fade to teal and frame the sides of her face. Her dark red eyes are almond shaped.
Koharu is a sweet, and caring woman. Her high intelligence shows in her words and actions, but her charming personality keeps her wisdom from driving people away. She tells it like it is, and is the type of person not to let wrongs go unfixed when feasible. She holds herself and her crew to high expectations of maturity, professionalism and modesty that sometimes feel unreasonable in a society of sexually charged libidos where it isn't felt to be improper to be publicly affectionate during work hours. She strives to maintain a sense of order and routine during what she feels to be chaotic and disorganized times. The knowledge that Chiharu has attained almost a deity status has reinforced her desire to maintain a very professional image and her high sense of morality. The knowledge almost bothers her to no end as she feels that Chiharu's sacrifice wasn't as potent as the massive losses suffered from the Elysian wars; as well as, the ongoing war.
Her previous experiences as a prisoner of war have left her reluctant to get sexually involved with anyone or to even let anyone get too close, for fear of losing them or them being used against her. With this fear, she tries to distance herself from those she loves and cares about and internalizes her emotions. Sometimes, the stress gets to be too much for her and she loses control over her emotions for a short period of time before she's able to talk herself back into control. She keeps a journal of her thoughts and daily events as both an outlet and to feel like she is actually living her own life.
For the most part, she feels alone but she recognizes that it is her own doing and she does, like everyone else, need someone to talk to and lean on. She hopes that one day she will be strong enough to stand on her own but be able to fully love someone without becoming dependent on them for love and support.