Chizuru Hachisuka

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Chizuru Hachisuka
Other names Ayame
Age 25
Nationality Japanese
Family Uminosuke Hachisuka (grandfather)
Kaoru Hachisuka (father)
Tokio Morishima (brother)
Occupation Detective
Affiliation Heinous Crimes Unit
Weapon SIG SAVER P232
Status Deceased
First appearance case#0:lunatics

Chizuru Hachisuka is a character in The Silver Case. She is a detective working for the Heinous Crimes Unit.

Appearance and Personality

Chizuru is a slight woman with light brown hair, most frequently pulled back into a ponytail. She briefly dons a bobbed wig and occasionally wears glasses.

Unlike her more eccentric colleagues, Chizuru takes a scientific and analytical approach to solving cases. This causes frequent tension between her and the others, who regard her methods as impractical despite their realism. Even though she only wants to take her job seriously, the others tend to treat her as if she was emotionless. She is also the only female in the Unit for most of the game, which makes it even harder for her to get along with the somewhat misogynistic older members. She has a troubled relationship with her partner, Kiyoshi Morikawa, but they harbor feelings for each other.



Chizuru was the daughter of Ward 24's mayor, Kaoru Hachisuka, and the sister of Tokio Morishima. She was selected to be experimented on as one of the girls in the Shelter Kids Policy, where she was primed as a stock body for Ayame Shimohira. After the project was concluded, her memories were wiped. Eventually, she found herself entering the Administrative Inspection Office, where she became an HC Unit investigator in Unit 1.

The Silver Case

Chizuru first appears briefly in case#0:lunatics, when Tetsugoro Kusabi radios her to request backup after encountering Ryo Kazan. Chizuru reports that Kusabi's partner, Sumio Kodai just left, but contacts Republic instead.

In case#1:decoyman, she is formally introduced to Akira. He is dragged along with Sumio and Kusabi, as both men didn't want to leave him at IMM Hospital. She appears cordial to Akira, as she realizes his state. She is later seen back at the 24 Precinct HC Unit office arguing with Kusabi about the merit of her science against his leg work. After a lecture about data, Kusabi storms off with Akira and Sumio. Following the events at Babylon, Chizuru helped to direct Sumio to investigate Gladiolus. After Kamui and Ayame Shimohira were brought to the precinct, Chizuru was told to stay with her in the meeting room. Shortly after this Ayame stole Chizuru's gun and shot her to escape. She was later seen back at the precinct, commenting on how Kamui's children were drawn to the Shelters.

According to the official timeline, Hachisuka and Sumio investigated the "After Kamui" Copycat Case immediately following case#1:decoyman. They followed a series of crimes committed in May of 1999 with the same M.O. as Kamui. A certain national university student arose as a suspect.

In case#2:spectrum, due to Morikawa's tardiness, she has to reluctantly call in a recovering Akira to answer the suicide call at Typhoon. She is rude to Morikawa when he finally shows up, due to his lateness. They continue to argue back at the office. Fed up with his dismissive and casual attitude, she requests Shinji Kotobuki to transfer Morikawa. The Chief elects instead to offer her a chance to resign. He coldly remarks that she needs to reconsider her line of thinking. Deciding to cool off instead, Kotobuki sends her on leave to think about her future.

During the case, she is spotted by Morikawa and Akira, driving recklessly. Morikawa elects to have Akira finish the case while he talks to the distraught woman. After the case is solved, Chizuru apologizes to Akira for her behavior towards him. She flippantly blames the incident on PMS and offers to go on a date with him as a show of gratitude for babysitting Morikawa. (This is not shown to actually happen.)

It is strongly implied that, between case#3:parade and case#4:kamuidrome, Chizuru awakens to her latent Ayame persona, as she shows up in the latter case wearing a wig for unexplained reasons, suggesting that she death-filed. Chizuru also becomes detached and indifferent as part of this change. When remarking on the suicide of Sayaka Baian, she blames the suicide on the victim. This causes Morichika Nakategawa to comment on her cold-hearted nature since her leave. Morikawa tries to deflect the negative attention away from her and restore focus to the case at hand.

Chizuru's final moments.

Chizuru is last seen normally in case#5:lifecut in the IEDU Building, as the HC Unit and Public Security hunt for Kamui Fujiwara. As they chase the killer, Hachisuka encounters Akira and his new charge, Sakura Natsume. Sakura starts realizing that killing Kamui is futile. Showing the inquisitive nature that Chizuru used to have, Sakura questions their assignment, but Hachisuka shows an emotionless and cold nature to the woman, promising to dispose of her when they next meet.

After her disappearance, she is charged by Nakategawa with the disposal of Kusabi and Morikawa, due to their abandonment of the mission. Akira meets her underground, where she has fully become the next Ayame Shimohira. She taunts Akira for a moment, as she was waiting on Kusabi to appear instead. With her last words lamenting her love for Morikawa, she asks Akira to kill her. Instead, she is shot twice by Sakura, with the fatal shot in the head. The last image that is seen of Chizuru is the bullet wound and a single tear down her face.

Official profiles

Chizuru has a background in crime investigation based on the collection of scientific evidence and data. Level-headed and beautiful, she is the only female member, but in truth no one can stand her. There are often conflicts between her and Kusabi, who prefers to rely on his instincts when solving a case. She possesses a strong desire to advance her career, but she also harbors doubts with regard to her position and role in the HC Unit. While she constantly and swiftly rejects the persistent advances of her partner Morikawa, deep down inside she is actually somewhat attracted to him. (Official site profile)
Assigned to the HC Unit as Morikawa's partner. A beautiful female detective. Originally worked in the crime lab. Her father is 24 Wards Mayor Kaoru Hachisuka. Extremely serious and hardworking when it comes to her duties, she is quite proud and tends to stick out within the department. Not very well-liked by Kusabi. (case#1:decoyman profile)


The Silver Case

The Silver Case characters
Protagonists Akira · Tokio Morishima
Heinous Crimes Unit Sumio Kodai · Tetsugoro Kusabi · Chizuru Hachisuka · Kiyoshi Morikawa · Morichika Nakategawa · Shinji Kotobuki · Sakura Natsume · Kenta Mikoshiba · Riley Kawabata
Other agents Daigo Natsume · Kenichi Sakamoto · Haruhiko Inomata · Ryu Munakata · Mokutaro Shiroyabu
Antagonists Kamui Uehara (Format Kamui, Kamui Fujiwara) · Ayame Shimohira · The Bat
Lunatics Ryo Kazan · Kyoko Kazan · Rumi Toba
Decoyman Yuriko Sonoda · Dr. Tachibana · Yuka Kawai · Kei Nanami · Kamui's Children
Spectrum Koichi Sugita · Hikaru Kobayashi · Kenichi Hiruma · Mizoguchi · Typhoon residents · Koichi's classmates
Parade Daikichi Sakaguchi · Michiru Kosaka · Hanao Hiseki · Fuyuki · Chairman Yukimura · Riru Yukimura
Kamuidrome Tomonori Furuya · Nakama · Sayaka Baian · Missing girl
Lifecut Takeshi Kinjo · TRUMP · Nezu
Placebo Red · Erika Yukawa · S. Inohana · Bartender · Mulholland lady · Slash · Yuu · Uminosuke Hachisuka · Catherine
Administrators Kaoru Hachisuka · Sundance Shot · Daizaburo Kai · Marionette Mother
Face Minato Sawaguchi · Chinami Otomo · Kana Makino