Characters / Kannazuki no Miko

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Himeko Kurusugawa

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Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN)

The Solar Priestess. Himeko is a very shy, innocent 16-year-old girl. She has known Chikane for many years without knowing Chikane's affections towards her.

Chikane Himemiya

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Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

The Lunar Priestess. Chikane is a very commanding girl. She has a very noble and elegant aura, lives in a large mansion with many maids, and is considered to be of the highest standing at their school. However, she has been in love with Himeko since they first met.
  • Academic Athlete: She is said to excel both in academics and sports.
  • Action Girl
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, Chikane is with the Orochi from the beginning; in the anime, she joins after seeing Souma kissing Himeko and Chikane recovers her past life memories. In the manga Chikane doesn't reveal herself as the Lunar Priestess and the eighth head of Orochi until halfway through, when Chikane rapes Himeko; in the anime, the priestesses work together throughout until Chikane joins Orochi.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, her hair is dark turquoise and she has brown eyes. In the anime, she still has blue hair, but now her Curtains Match the Window.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, beautiful, graceful, imposing and has long dark blue hair.
  • Attractiveness Isolation: Lampshaded by a character, who says that "simply having the courage to directly ask her out makes one a hero".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the reasons why she fell in love with Himeko was because Himeko was the first person to treat her as an ordinary girl and to befriend her not because of her social position or looks.
  • Berserk Button: Don't hurt Himeko in front of Chikane.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Souma's Betty for Himeko's Archie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Her whole reason for making an apparent Face–Heel Turn and raping Himeko. Chikane wants to make sure Himeko will hate her and kill her, so she can die in her place.
  • Broken Ace: Beautiful, smart, athletic, and popular, but tormented by her Gayngst and having murdered Himeko in their past lives and the necessity of one of them having to die again.
  • Bury Your Gays: Chikane dies and gets erased from existence. However, in The Stinger epilogue, Chikane appears to have kept her promise of not letting even the gods stop her from returning to Himeko.
  • Chick Magnet: She's extremely popular among both genders and is the frequent target of love confessions.
  • Cry Cute: In the finale.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: She and Himeko gain their powers as priestesses on their 16th birthday, the same day that Yamato no Orochi first manifests and begins its attempt to destroy the world.
  • Death Glare: Chikane will gladly give one of these to anyone who tries to bully Himeko behind her back.
  • Declaration of Protection: She desires to protect Himeko.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Ever since she met Himeko, Chikane has done anything possible to be by her side, even if Himeko feels uncomfortable about it because of Chikane's social status.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Chikane steals Himeko's first kiss while she is unconscious as a "birthday gift".
  • Elegant Classical Musician: She can play the piano, which befits her elegant and noble image.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She has her own fangirl club at school.
  • Expy: Of Azuma Hazuki from Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito.
  • Fake Defector: As it turns out, she only becomes The Eighth Neck of Orochi so she can destroy his support from within.
  • Gayngst: Her love for Himeko brings her great angst, as she thinks those feelings are wrong because they're both girls and Himeko already likes a guy.
  • Godiva Hair
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She is jealous of Souma's closeness to Himeko and him being more capable to protect her in battle.
  • Guile Heroine: Pulls a Batman Gambit after recalling having killed Himeko in her past life. She rapes Himeko, steals Soma's Orochi mech, kills the other Orochi Heads, and awakens Orochi herself. All this in order to get Himeko to kill her for the world rebirth ritual to be complete and to push her far enough to summon a god by herself since a memory of her old self implanted a hatred for said god in the back of her mind.
  • Hair Decorations: Her headband.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She awakens Orochi herself and manipulates Himeko into killing her, so she can defeat Orochi, die in Himeko's place, and break the reincarnation loop.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation
  • Indifferent Beauty: For her, being a School Idol that even the girls want is not a big deal.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Himeko's happiness is the most important thing to Chikane.
  • Knife Nut: Uses knives a lot in the second half of the anime.
  • Lady of War
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Himeko's light.
  • Lipstick Lesbian
  • Love at First Sight: Towards Himeko.
  • Love Makes You Evil: To the point of violating her beloved Himeko. However, this is all so that Himeko will be willing to kill her.
  • Lunacy
  • Matchmaker Crush: Chikane tries to pair Himeko up with Souma because she wants her to be happy.
  • Meaningful Name: Himemiya means "princess temple".
  • Miko
  • Mistaken for Romance: Many students, Himeko included, think Chikane and Souma are dating. In reality, there is nothing going on between them, and they are in fact love rivals for Himeko's affections.
  • Necessarily Evil: All her actions after her apparent Face–Heel Turn are in order to get Himeko to hate her enough to kill her.
  • Official Couple: With Himeko.
  • Ojou: She's the daughter of a rich and extremely influential family and lives in a Big Fancy House with many maids.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: She was fond of climbing trees as a child. She also likes horseback riding.
  • Peerless Love Interest: Chikane seems to be the perfect girl; beautiful, talented, the heiress of a prestigious family and the most popular girl at school. Even having the courage to propose to her elevates you above the other students. Himeko is absolutely smitten by her and believes that she's living the dream when (due to one thing and another) she begins living with her. Deconstructed — crazy things happen and in the end, Chikane is revealed to be neither angel nor devil, just a girl the same age as Himeko. There's no such thing as a peerless lover.
  • Psycho Lesbian: She ends up raping Himeko and pulling a Face–Heel Turn, but this is later revealed to be an act to fool the Orochi so she can destroy his support from within and manipulate Himeko into killing her.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is so long it reaches down to her knees.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has long dark blue hair and pure white skin and everyone sees her as the most beautiful girl in the school.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Souma's Red.
  • Reincarnation
  • Reincarnation Romance: With Himeko.
  • Ret Gone: After defeating Orochi and restoring the world, Chikane was apparently erased from existence. However, in The Stinger, we see her and Himeko reunited at some unspecified time in the future.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Himeko.
  • School Idol: She's the most popular girl at school with a considerable fanbase following of both genders.
  • Screw Destiny: Combined with The Power of Love, Chikane manages to free herself and Himeko from the continual reincarnation loop of fighting against the Orochi and having one kill the other.
  • Seme: She's a mysterious dark-haired beauty who pursues and protects the innocent and helpless Himeko. Attention is often drawn to the contrast between Chikane's desires and Himeko's virginal innocence.
  • Silent Scapegoat
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She only has eyes for Himeko.
  • Solar and Lunar: She is associated with the moon, Himeko with the sun.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She comes from a very rich family, but Chikane is very kind and modest about her social status.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Himeko, as one of them needs to kill the other. However, they are (probably) finally able to be together after Chikane breaks the reincarnation loop and returns to Himeko.
  • Strike Me Down: Chikane tries hard to manipulate Himeko into killing her because she doesn't want to have to kill Himeko again in order to restore the world.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Chikane's sharp eyes emphasize her imposing and prestigious image and are appropriately countered by Himeko's Tareme Eyes.
  • Uptown Girl: A rich Ojou who has fallen in love with the middle-class girl Himeko.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Don't lay a finger on Himeko. Otherwise, Chikane will kick your sorry ass from here to Orion.
  • Visual Pun: Look carefully at her yellow headband and her dark blue hair. Here's a hint: view it sideways.
  • Yandere: Her feelings for Himeko border upon obsession and eventually Chikane ends up forcing herself on Himeko to keep her from thinking about anything besides her. Subverted since Chikane only did it to force Himeko to hate her and kill her so that Himeko could live on and be happy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue hair, in her case.

    Orochi 

Tsubasa

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

The First Neck, he is considered the leader and the most powerful of the Orochi. His mecha is Take no Yasukunazuchi.

Sister Miyako

Voiced by: Ikue Otani (JP), Melissa Fahn (EN)

The Second Neck. She is a nun who is the first Orochi to appear and attack, having lost her faith due to living through a terrible war. Her mecha is Yatsu no Onokoshizuchi.

Girochi

Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)

The Third Neck, he is one of the first Orochi to attack the miko. Girochi is said to be Miyako's younger brother. Presumably, the same war that destroyed his sister's church claimed the life of their parents and left Girochi traumatized and disillusioned. His mecha is Hi no Ashinazuchi, nicknamed Gungal.

Corona

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (JP), Rebecca Forstadt (EN)

The Fourth Neck. She is a delusional pop idol whose dismal sales are partly responsible for her becoming one of the Orochi. Her mecha is Ooube no Senazuchi, nicknamed Final Stage.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Broken Bird: It's said Corona was "betrayed by her dreams" and it's implied in her past she suffered sexual abuse and tons of failure in her singing career. This is what motivated her to become one of the Orochi and want to destroy the world.
  • Evil Diva: Without the Mind Control Magic Music part. Corona is a pop idol who is part of a group trying to destroy the world out of bitterness of losing her fame and very severe issues she had before that. However, at the end Corona's life is retconned and she's able to be a successful Idol Singer without going for prostitution, presumably because either she managed to do things in another way, or the fans are more appreciative to her.
  • Femme Fatalons: She's an Evil Diva with long, sharp orange nails.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Idol Singer: She's a pop idol, but her decaying fame has motivated her to join the Orochi.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In personal combat, Corona throws lipsticks at her target. This attack is not as harmless as it might sound, since these lipsticks carry a kinetic charge capable of causing explosions.
  • Rape as Backstory: The flashback showing her Freudian Excuse heavily implies she was forced to prostitute herself to get her first big break in show business.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her twintails reach down to her waist.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears orange thigh-high stockings.

Reiko Ota

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

The Fifth Neck. She is an antisocial manga artist of few words. Reiko continues her "day job" as a member of the Orochi and has in fact done better on the market since joining, though her manga have taken on very dark themes since then. Her mecha is Ho no Shuraizuchi.

Nekoko

Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP), Sandy Fox (EN)

The Sixth Neck. She is a small Cat Girl who is often seen wearing a nurse's outfit and wielding a giant syringe. It is later revealed that she was the subject and victim of horrible medical experiments, which is most likely what made her an Orochi follower. Her mecha is Izuhara no Tamazuchi, nicknamed Meow Meow (Nya Nya).
  • Blush Sticker: She has a permanent blush on her cheeks. They emphasize her cuteness.
  • Cat Girl: She lacks the ears to complete the image, but she does have the cat's tail, mannerisms and name of the trope.
  • Cute and Psycho: One time, Nekoko went on a rampage which destroyed several Japanese landmarks, acting like a cute little girl having fun.
  • Expy: Possibly one to Taruto, the main character from Kaishaku's previous work, Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto.
  • Genki Girl
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: A cute little Cat Girl in a nurse's outfit who attacks with a giant syringe the size of her body.
  • The Medic: Nekoko's syringe contains some form of medication that can heal injuries and sickness, but the injection causes horrible pain, as noted by Girochi.
  • Playing with Syringes
  • Verbal Tic: "~nya!"

Souma Ogami

Voiced by: Junji Majima (JP), Steve Staley (EN)

Himeko's childhood friend who is as popular at school as Chikane, which is why most of their fellow students believe he and Chikane are dating. He's supposed to be Orochi's Seventh Neck, but he was able to resist becoming completely evil and is the first Orochi to be purified. Like Chikane, he is in love with Himeko and is extremely protective of her. His mecha is Take no Yamikazuchi.

     Other characters 

Ame no Murakumo

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (JP), Karen Thompson (EN)

The god of swords. When Orochi rises, it is prophesied that only the god of swords will stand against it and be able to undo the damage that Orochi causes. However, Himeko and Chikane are unable to complete the Ame no Murakumo summoning ritual for some reason.

Kazuki Ogami

Voiced by: Moichi Saito (JP), Lex Lang (EN)

Souma's older brother and legal guardian, as well as priest of the temple of the Solar and Lunar Miko.

Yukihito

Voiced by: Omi Minami (JP), David Keifer (EN)

The temple assistant, his duties are to assist the priest and Miko in readying the weapon that will defeat the Orochi.

Otoha Kisaragi

Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura (JP), Kate Higgins (EN)

Chikane's personal maid. She is in love with Chikane.

Makoto Saotome

Voiced by: Ikue Otani (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN)

Himeko's friend and roommate.

Izumi, Misaki and Kyoko

Izumi is voiced by: Kiyomi Asai (JP), Megan Hollingshead (EN)
Misaki is voiced by: Kaori Mine (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)
Kyoko is voiced by: Yukiko Minami (JP), Mela Lee (EN)

A group of girls who are Chikane's biggest fans at school. They are very jealous of Himeko and usually bully her as a result.


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