"Ayano, you're the oldest, so take good care of everyone."
A character in Jin's Kagerou Project. She appears in the ending of Konoha no Sekai Jijou and Ayano no Koufuku Riron.
She is Kenjirou's wife and Ayano's mother. Although they are quite separated in age, she is also Hiyori's older sister.
She wears her hair in a ponytail and has red hairpins, and wears a white lab coat. She was born to one of the richest three families in her country town, and was raised by parents who forced many traditions on their children, but Ayaka herself had an unprecedented amount of courage, and one day she suddenly announced "I'm going to the outside world" and ran away from home.
While in college, her yearmate Kenjirou fell in love with her at first sight, but Ayaka told him "I have no interest in lazy men" and refused him. When Kenjirou started applying himself to his studies much more fiercely, they started dating and then were married.
After Ayano was born, they lived as a family, but one day, one of her college classmates who ran an orphanage called her for help, and Ayaka wound up adopting Kido, Kano, and Seto, who all had unusual powers.
She had a lively, big-hearted personality, and treated her whole family with equal tenderness and love, but she turned into a terrifying juggernaut when angry, and this helped her lead her family.
She was interested since childhood in the "medusa" legends that spread in certain parts of Japan, and ever since she ran away from home and went to college, she studied to be an archaeologist.
While working with Kenjirou to research the powers of her three foster children, she was caught up in a landslide and went missing.
She and her sister Hiyori have never met, and because Ayaka had no contact with her family after running away, she never even knew that Hiyori had been born.
Incidentally, her favorite red hairpins were passed down to Ayano after her death.