Mayuyu Type 5
- "Cream is meant to be fresh is it not? Fresh all year round, I'm Team A's Aiwara Kurumi!
– Kurumi's Stage Introduction
She has two common nicknames, one is the shortened form of her name and another is a play of two words. The most common being Kumi (くみ), while the other is Kurimu (くりむ) which Kurumi uses as her SNS account name.
Kurumi side parts her bangs, majority of which seem to be swept to her right side. She pulls most of her side-face-framing hair to the back and ties that down with a hair elastic and with a handful of strands. The shorter strands that fail to be tied up then frame her face. The remaining of her; slightly wavy, hazelnut-brown hair is then left down.
She has a normal skin complexion which is complimented by her pine-green coloured eyes. She is slightly above average height, the average being 157 cm (≈5'2"), as she is 159 cm (5'2") tall. Her weight is considered average for those in her age group, she being 53 kg (117 lbs).
Her casual aside training clothing and 00 outfits are heavily based off the current trends and seasonal themes. Thus, her outfit is almost never the same. She does re-wear some of the same styles over time.
To those who only know her based off what she says, they'd think she's pretty optimistic due to either talking with her or just what she says. To a certain extent, that is somewhat true. Once you get to know her, you'll find that she's pretty paranoid and is more of a pessimist than an optimist.
She loves debates and looks up to her elder sister who had been studying to be one. She considers herself as someone who is competitive, but that depends on how interested she is in the certain competition, e.g. 00 wise, she cares about her ranks for SSK but could care more when it comes to Jyanken.
Due to how paranoid she can be, she may seem like one that is overly protective of those she cares for. Then again, some can interpret it as her being thoughtful.
Pre-00 - Life on Royalstar
Kurumi currently seems like one who's just overly protective and paranoid at/most (of the) times, but is the past phase of her mild case of PPD, she still has it but it has lessened/"recovered" over timely treatment. Though she doesn't state that she had PPD, some have assumed that she has(/)had it. One reason she has it it because her mother is a carrier for PPD and the other is possibly due to the fact she's had a rough childhood.
Growing up, she's always been holding onto a load of stress due to being the second child. Her grades, looks and everything were compared to her older sister. Yet she never hated her sister because her sister was probably the only one who actually cared for her. Her sister is also Kurumi's role model whom she does strive to surpass.
Kurumi's PPD only started to show after her sister had passed when her sister had snuck out to watch a 00 live, thus getting killed by one of the DES that had attacked. It was also during that period of time Kurumi had found out her sister's liking for 00. The age gap between Kurumi and her sister was quite drastic, them being 13 years apart.
Kurumi spent the first six years of her life being compared to her older sister. Every now and then, her mother would bring her to some fortune teller and compare her fortune to her sister's. Most of the time her sister was said to be more lucky or would bring more wealth. Thus her mother would often label her as the black sheep or sore thumb of the family. It was also during this period that her PPD started showing, she got tested and when the results came back, her mother despised her younger daughter further.
Like stated above, Kurumi mostly grew up under the love of her sister. She would often be seen following her sister around and so on. Although there was 13 years between them, the two got along just fine. By the time Kurumi had turned 6, her sister was already 19 and had just finished college, thus moving onto university.
AKB0048 - Encountering 00
It was in SC0117 that disaster struck Kurumi. Her sister had snuck out to watch one of 00's guerrilla lives, and was killed when DES attacked. The news had reached Kurumi's ears when she overheard her parents arguing about it. For the first time, she felt disappointed in her sister. The following day, she had gone to "raid" her sister's room, it was there she found samples of 00's music and her sister's notes in her personal diary. As Kurumi flipped through, she had found some information on 00 and had tried to search for more pieces on it. When she couldn't find anything, she put what she found of use away in her room.
From then on, her mother treated her even worse than before. Blaming Kurumi that her sister died because of her. Since she had trusted no one but her sister throughout her 7 years of life, she had no idea who were being true to her and who were not. She finally lost it when she was 8. After getting medicated for a few years, she got significantly better, but was still rather suspicious of almost everyone. Though, this "epidemic" woke her mother up. Realising that it was mainly her fault, she started to care for Kurumi while she recovered per say. With the help of her mother's care and constant visits to the medical departments, Kurumi got better at a seemingly faster rate. She was considered safe when she was 12.
Her mother seemed to have turned over a new leaf, thus Kurumi began to become more open with her mother. She asked about what happened to her sister and who those girls were. Her mother reluctant at first, but gave in and told Kurumi more than what the latter needed to know. Over time, her mother noticed Kurumi was getting drawn into the entertainment side and told her, "If you're gonna join 00, be sure to kick those DES robots and have them scream." In other words, Kurumi would be free to join 00 as she had one parent's support.
For the next few years, she practised hard so that she would stand a better chance in getting in. However, when the 154th Generation auditions came, her ship was intercepted. Thus she could not make it and was sent back home. Thankfully for her, her father was away on business and her mother was supporting her choices. She waited once more for another round of auditions.
AKB0048 - Joining 00
That of which came out as the 154.5th Generation auditions. This time, she made it to the auditions and was accepted to be part of 00 as well. She had told her mother so when it was safe to.
She shared her first event as a 00 member with 154.5th Generation Kenkyuusei, Chibana Miko, at the Jyanken Taikai SC0126. However, due to her bad luck, she lost early on and ended up ranking as number 14th.
- Aozora Kokone - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Asahina Miru - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Eguchi Aimi the 4th - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Hikami Yumeko - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Ikeda Itsuki - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Itano Tomorin - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Itou Haruki - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Makori Ririka - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Masaki Amarie - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Minegeshi Minami the 7th - Senpai and fellow Team A member. As Mii is her team's co-captain, Kumi holds regard toward her.
- MoYoung Marian - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Nakahara Monica - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Taiyamoto Akano - Senpai and fellow Team A member.
- Takahashi Minami the 7th - Senpai and fellow Team A member. Kumi both respects and admires her team captain.
- Ooto Melody / Ikuta Erika the 11th - Senpai and former fellow Team A member. She was part of Ikuchan's graduation single's Senbatsu.
- Kuramochi Asuka the 13th - Senpai. Kumi looks-up to her modeling work.
- Akimoto Sayaka the 15th - Senpai. Sayaka, alongside Im. Yui the 14th, and Kumi herself, were part of the one-time unit Poppy.
- LaLa Rue - Fellow Kenkyuusei.
Aiwara is written as 愛笑.
愛 can be translated as love and 笑 as smile.
Kurumi is written as 栗渼.
栗 can be translated as chestnut and 渼 as ripples.
Her nickname, Kumi (くみ), is the shortened version of her name. Ku coming from "Kurumi" and mi coming from "Kurumi". Her other nickname/SNS account name, Kurimu (くりむ), is a word play of her name, "Kurumi" and the Japanese romaji of "Cream" which is "kurimū" in romaji. The second nickname has a lowkey meaning of "Chestnut Cream", which Kurumi has stated to be her favourite type of cream.
" - Kurumi's stage introduction
SSK SC0126 - Senbatsu
Preliminary Placement: 3rd - 14'700'967 votes
Final Placement: 8th - 16'717'176 votes
Placement: 14th - Lost to Sashihara Rino the 11th
- Favourite New Era Song: Kinou no Teki wa Mirai no Nakama
- Favourite Colour: Rosewood
- Penlight Colour: Lavender
- Hobbies: Spending money on clothing.
- She does however, have a budget.
- Favourite Food: Fresh-cream fruit sandwich
- Favourite Animal: Peacocks, Angelfish
- Charm Point: Her funky earrings
- Blood Type: AB-
Aiwara Kurumi is a remade character. To view who/what the previous character was(like), please check the page's history. Should you come across a link that should display the words "Murasaki Aoi" or "Yagami Kumi the 5th" do note that the latter two names was the former, original names of Kurumi. Aoi had succeeded and became Kumi the 5th. Thank you for understanding. Should you wonder why I had changed Aoi/Kumi 5th to Kurumi, just take it that I wanted to keep my character in the 154.5th Generation without ridding of her in entirety, i.e. graduating her.