School: Tsusaki High School - Year 2 (Kyoto) Karuta Society: Current Queen, no society - Super A Class Birthday: April 22nd (Taurus) Height: 160 cm Weight: 48 kg Blood Type: O Favorite Food: Yatsuhashi (a Kyoto traditional confectionery), Soba (Buckwheat noodles) with herring Hobby: Karuta, Collecting Snow-maru merch Shinobu Wakamiya is the current Queen of Karuta, she is also the youngest Queen in history. She is left-handed. Shinobu has been described as someone who is cute, but having the fashion sense of a rock. She often feels as if her opponents are vigorous and active at the beginning of match, but when on verge of losing, it feels as if she was back to playing karuta alone again. Arata and Shinobu know each other very well, she has never beaten him in a karuta match. However, Shinobu has defeated the Meijin on several occasions, suggesting that she may be the world's best Karuta player. Shinobu started playing karuta when she and her divorced mother moved to her Grandma's house and found the box of karuta cards, which she fell in love with. Shinobu became a Class A karuta player when she was in fourth grade. Favorite Song: Poem #40 Though I would hide it, In my face it still appears— My fond, secret love. And now he questions me: "Is something bothering you?"