Aya the reporter. Aya has had a hand in nearly every Incident in Gensokyo. Sort of. She hasn't technically done everything with them; she's simply reported on them. When she decides to play a major role, she is also one of the first to realize the gravity of the situation. She was the first to remember the meaning of the massive flower blooming, and she guided people to the Moriya Shrine during that incident as well. She has also been notably protective of Youkai Mountain in past incidents as well. However, her biggest role in Gensokyo was and is her reporting for the Bunbunmaru Newspaper which, oddly enough, has been the cause of her getting involved in at least the flower outbreak.
Aya is the writer and reporter of Bunbunmaru News. She considers it her duty to bring the news to the masses of Gensokyo in a gripping and exciting manner. Unfortunately, this does lead to some slight exaggerations in the news sometimes, and other times it means somewhat hypercritical articles, but she considers that a minor casualty as long as she remains objective. Arguably, she is the fastest in Gensokyo, and one of its best fliers. She does not show off needlessly, however, choosing mostly to stay out of fights where she can. She is rumored to be somewhat of a peeping tom, but her paper has yet to give comment.