Araya (荒谷, Araya?) was a student of Umesato Junior High School. He had a gang and bullied Haruyuki Arita until he was expelled for hitting and injuring Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime.
Araya was very laidback and used intimidation to get what he wanted. Whenever he and his gang would go and bully Haruyuki, he would act as he was superior than anybody else. He is prone to get angry very easily whenever someone would insult him or refuse to listen to him.
Araya attended the same school as Haruyuki and decided to bully him into buying him snacks whenever he wanted because he thought of Haruyuki as a pig, someone lower than him.
Araya has a tall stature and has spiked up red hair. He also has his ears pierced. His attire is the usual school uniform that consists of a white dress shirt with a light blue blazer on top and a green tie.
Return of the Black Snow Princess Arc
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In 2046, Araya began secretly bullying a short fat boy named Haruyuki Arita, regularly extorting his lunch via text messages and in the blindspots of the school's social cameras. Haruyuki was hesitant to report Araya for fear of retribution.
One day, Araya learned that Haruyuki had missed their latest meeting and found him in the student lounge with the 2nd and 3rd year students. Haruyuki had responded to the invitation of Student Council Vice-President, Kuroyukihime, who purposely provoked Araya. Enraged, Araya aimed a punch at Haruyuki, unaware that he was in the view of the Social Camera, causing Haruyuki to collide with Kuroyukihime and give her a small cut. Having made a hostile action in plain view of social cameras and witnesses, Araya and his gang were arrested and became criminals.
Sometime later, Araya attempted to get revenge on Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime by driving a car at them, only managing to injure Kuroyukihime due to her use of the Physical Full Burst.
It's assumed that Araya got arrested again for such act.
- It is revealed that the reason Haruyuki uses a pig avatar is because Araya stole his original avatar for himself.
- In the manga, Araya has blond hair.
- Accel World Manga Chapter 06