|Age||17 (Introductory Chapter/ anime)|
20 (Closing Chapter)
24 (Mini After story~)
|Work||Student (Introductory Chapter/ anime)
|School||Houjou University Attached High School|
|Class||3E (High School)|
|Physical and Vital Statistics|
|Novel||Volume 1 Chapter 1|
|Japanese||Hitomi Nabatame |
"Whenever I see snow, I'll remember how I sang 'White Album' with you two. How much fun I had in the snow in the mountains. How we touched on that snowy street... Every time the snow falls and I look up to the sky, I'll remember." - Touma to Haruki Kitahara in Episode 12
Kazusa Touma (冬馬 かずさ Tōma Kazusa) is a heroine in White Album 2: Introductory Chapter and Coda. She is the daughter of Youko Touma, a wealthy world-renowned musician.
Due to her numerous absences, the teachers decided to transfer her from Houjou's music division to a regular class in her third year. However, she still continues dozing, skipping or being late in class, but her school attendance slightly improved until the cultural festival.
In her True Ending, she becomes the wife of Haruki Kitahara, making her Kazusa Kitahara (北原 かずさ Kitahara Kazusa).
Kazusa is a fair-skinned teenage girl of taller than average height. She has long black hair styled into blunt bangs and piercing blue eyes. She is described as being very beautiful by Haruki Kitahara.
Kazusa is mostly seen in her school uniform: a black coat, a blue skirt with back and white stripes and a white collar shirt. Her casual outfit is a purple coat, shorts and a black sweater with a white shirt underneath.
Kazusa initially has a cold and distant personality; despite this, she is approached by Haruki Kitahara everyday, who gives her forms to fill up. During this time, she frequently called him an idiot and told him to stay away, saying that he annoys her. However, this is ultimately all a front; inside, Kazusa is a very caring and sensitive individual who accepted that Setsuna Ogiso and Haruki confessed each other and were in a relationship despite her own feelings for Haruki. In Episode 10, it is revealed that she loved Haruki since the beginning, but kept them hidden as to not interfere with their relationship.
In Coda, her personality changes gradually as she is more transparent with her feelings and affection for Haruki. Haruki describes her as being a rabbit in wolf's clothing and compares her to a baby: unable to take care of herself. When married to Haruki, she describes herself as being the happiest person in the world.
"We finally became friends. I've said everything I wanted to say. Now we really know everything about each other. Though, from the moment we become friends, we'll never speak to each other again." - Touma to Haruki in Episode 10
Touma and Haruki are first seen together sitting next to each other in class. Haruki tried to talk to her but she remained silent, feigning sleep. When Haruki goes to Music Room 1 to practice his guitar, he hears a piano playing in the Music Room 2 next to him. The piano plays "White Album" along with him and Haruki plays with the mysterious piano every day after school. Finally, when Haruki asks Setsuna Ogiso to join the Light Music Club, she accepts but only if the piano player joins them. Therefore, Haruki is determined to find out who his pianist partner is. He climbs the ledge of the school building to get into Music Room 2, and he nearly falls, but someone's hand catches him and pulls him up and he finds out his piano partner is Touma. After much persuasion, Touma decides to join the Light Music Club for Setsuna. After various ups and downs, the two confess their love for each other and consummate their Love during the final night. It is also revealed that Haruki written the song Todokanai Koi for Touma.
Touma has loved Haruki since they first met, but has always hid her feelings away. While she is not nearly as compatible with Setsuna as she is with Haruki, Touma still cares about Setsuna, as does she to her. Their next encounter would happen in Coda after many years, where we can see a new Kazusa more determined to get what she wants in her own route after lots of suffering without Haruki. Despite having become one of the best pianists worldwide Kasuza would gladly never play music again if it meant that she could have Haruki.
"She'll either end up being my mortal enemy, or the best friend I ever have." - Touma to Haruki Kitahara about Setsuna in Episode 3
Touma and Setsuna become extremely close friends over the series. Touma once said Setsuna would either be her sworn enemy or her closest friend, and they end up becoming friends, supporting each other in girl-related dilemmas. Setsuna confides much in Touma, and as a result, the two grow close over music and conversation. Setsuna sees Touma as somewhat of a rival, because they both love Haruki, who started dating Setsuna after she confessed to him. Setsuna knew full well Kazusa was also in love with him and feels sorry for betraying her. When Haruki sleeps with Touma behind Setsuna's back, she remains very supportive of Haruki even though it's killing her inside. Overall, their personalities are quite a stark contrast, but after growing close through the Light Music Club, become the best of friends until Setsuna confesses to Haruki.
They meet again after 5 years of separation in Coda, the final chapter of the visual novel, where they become the worst possible rivals; each wanting to marry one man: Haruki. Their relationship slightly improved in Setsuna's True Ending in coda.
Youko is Touma's mother who is known for being carefree. Youko gave birth to Touma illegitimately and left her in Japan when she moved to Paris. Touma has a frosty relationship with her mother as she dislikes her for leaving her in Japan. Youko is shown to be very loose and inconsiderate of her daughter's feelings. For example, when Touma had her flashback, Youko is shown simply smiling at Touma's despair. Touma states that she had aspired to be as great as her mother since she was young, but after Youko left for Paris, all her dreams evaporated. The relationship between the two is chilly at most, and Touma is still bitter against her mother.
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Although Kazusa does not make an appearance in this chapter, she still has a strong influene in both the lives of Haruki Kitahara and Setsuna Ogiso where she may appear in Setsuna's route in the Closing Chapter, in which she is seen having a conversation with Youko Touma and she is also seen multiple times in Haruki's flashbacks 3 years ago.
The Coda begins 2 years after the events of the Closing Chapter, with Haruki Kitahara making plans for marrying Setsuna Ogiso. Both of them are engaged and the have a honeymoon in Strasburg (where Kazusa is currently living with Youko Touma). Haruki's plans further gets confused as he stumbles upon Kazusa, and the two of them just stare at each other in shock. They part ways after greeting one another normally.
The Coda is actually similar to the events of the Introductory Chapter, where Haruki makes the same mistake by cheating on Setsuna with Kazusa. As Setsuna is cunning at smart, she immediately guessed that the two of them were meeting secretly behind her back. However, Setsuna still forgives and consoles him, saying that it was fine as long as she was the one he chose at the end.
Kazusa True Ending
This is the chapter where Haruki Kitahara finally abolishes his indecisive behavior. He cancels his marriage proposal to Setsuna Ogiso and he marries Kazusa in the end. After hearing their plans of marriage, Setsuna tries to commit suicide by getting hit by an ongoing car in the traffic line. Fortunately, the damage was not serious and they both settle in Europe after getting married in secret, alienating Setsuna. She sang "Powder Snow" after 2 years of the marriage of Haruki and Kazusa, she learned to play the guitar for Haruki as it indicates that she could never move on.
Kazusa Normal Ending
Perhaps the saddest route available in the entire visual novel. This novel takes place when Haruki Kitahara loves both of the girls, Setsuna Ogiso and Kazusa. He meets Kazusa endlessly, but as time surpassed, she said that her time with him was over, and that only Setsuna could heal him. Feeling guilty and devastated, he ran out in tears. It was very clear that Haruki had guilty feelings of love for Kazusa, but he felt the righteous, hesitated feelings of love towards Setsuna.
In Setsuna's True Ending, Kazusa takes the matter calmly, even though Youko Touma (Kazusa's mother) was a patient and had the possibility of dying, leaving her completely alone. It is hinted that the two rivals' relationship slightly improved.
- Kazusa's surname Touma means "winter" (冬) (tou) and "horse" (馬) (ma).
- Her married name Kitahara means "north" (北) (kita) and "field, plain" (原) (hara).