Chihaya(千早) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura videogame series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: New Wave. A 3rd year at Hakuoh Girls Academy. She is Kochou's right arm and is one of the "Three public moral princesses". She has an easygoing personality and strangely, she worries about the enemies she defeats. The reason she became a ninja was because she left it to chance, she doesn't really think ninjas are anything special.
She attacks enemies by manipulating crafted candy that has been strengthened with ninja arts.
Chihaya has a pale complexion and long black hair worn in a ponytail with a purple band. Her thick bangs frame her face and she has eyes of teal. She wears the white and dark blue school uniform of her school with a gold badge on the left of her chest and a red arm band pinned to the left arm.
In turn over, Chihaya gains a lilac-white kimono with a floral design and a red ribbon band wrapped beneath her chest. She gains floral ornaments to her hair and four gold sticks. Her lavender sandals have red toe straps and are worn with white socks.
- Chihaya's name (千早) can be roughly translated as "Early Thousand".