Kurako Eba (江波 倉子 Eba Kurako) is a second-year student of the Kamiyama High School and a close friend of Mayu Hongō.



She seems quiet and reserved. She doesn't involve herself in things if they don't pique her interest.


She has mid-neck length straight brown hair with a small lavender clip in it, and brown eyes.


Kurako did not take part in the film project, because it didn't interest her. She introduces the three detectives to the Classics Club members.


She first appears to guide the Classics Club members to where they would be meeting the three detectives. On the way there, she is quiet until Satoshi asks her who they'll be talking to. Kurako answers that they'll be meeting the assistant director, the props master, and the publicity manager. Satoshi then asks her what she was in charge of. Kurako replies that she didn't take part in the project because it didn't interest her. Eru asks her if she and Hongō were close. Kurako asks why Eru would ask, Eru replies she was simply curious as to what kind of person wrote the script. After a pause Kurako says "Hongō is diligent, careful, has a strong sense of responsibility, ridiculously kind, and easily moved. She's my best friend."

They arrive at the room, and Kurako tells them that since production is on hiatus, nobody should interrupt them. She introduces the three amateur detectives, and explains that each of them have come up with their own theories for the incomplete film. She tells the Classics Club members to listen to what the amateur detectives have to say, and then decide for themselves.

Throughout episode 9, she appears when the Classics Club members are finished talking with each of the detectives, when they said that each theory was no good, she simply replied "I see" and introduced the next one until they had rejected all of the theories.


Mayu Hongō

Kurako and Mayu are best friends. Kurako seems to hold her in high regard and says that "Hongō is diligent, careful, has a strong sense of responsibility, ridiculously kind, and easily moved. She's my best friend".



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Koten-bu series and Hyouka Featured Characters
Main characters Eru ChitandaHoutarou OrekiSatoshi FukubeMayaka Ibara
Students Ayako KouchiFuyumi IrisuJirou TanabeJunya NakajouKaho JuumonjiKoreyuki TaniKurako EbaMasashi ToogaitoMayu HongouMisaki SawakiguchiMuneyoshi KugayamaShouko YuasaTomohiro HabaYasukuni Yoshino
Other Jun SekitaniHaruna AnjouKayo ZennaMasakiyo OgiOmichiRie ZennaTomoe OrekiYouko Itoigawa