Chigusa Hanamura (花村 千種, Hanamura Chigusa) is a minor character in both Free! and Chlorine Grown Roses. In the latter she only appears in chapter 25.
They are friends, but they don't spend much time in Chlorine Grown Roses together. Either she stands only second to Kou's friendship with Azusa and Akira, or they spend so much time with each other off-screen that it is just not noticeable.
- Her character has some parallels to Aiichiro Nitori
- Both only appear physically in one chapter
- Both names were misspelled exactly once on the first occasion
- Both appear only in two sentences and seem to have been forgotten ever after