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Don’t treat Kanae’s pure sibling love as something disgusting!

–Kanae to Kazuki, Volume 1, Chapter 1

Hayashizaki Kanae
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Japanese 林崎 鼎
Kana はやしざき かなえ
Other names Kana-chan (by Kaguya)

Kana-nyan (by herself)
Kana-nyan-chan (by Kōhaku)

Alias Storm Cat
Personal Information
Species Human
Gender 212px-FemaleFemale
Age 16
Status Alive
Relatives Hayashizaki Jinkai (father)

Mrs. Hayashizaki (mother, deceased)
Hayashizaki Kazuki (younger step-brother)

Characteristics
Eye Maroon
Hair Dark Teal
Information
Occupation Swordsman

Student
Swordsmanship Division Student Council President

Affiliation Swordsmanship Division

Hayashizaki Kazuki (Harem member)
Team Otonashi Kaguya (Election Tournament)

School National Knight Academy
Diva Beleth (as a Sacred Treasure only)
Partner(s) Otonashi Kaguya

Hiakari Koyuki
Torazō Yamada

Debut
Light Novel debut Light Novel Volume 1
Manga debut Chapter 1

Hayashizaki Kanae ((はやし)(ざき) (かなえ)) is one of the main heroines of Magika no Kenshi to Shōkan Vasreus. She calls herself the younger sister of Hayashizaki Kazuki, but she is actually his adoptive older sister and also looks younger than him. She was also the Student Council President of the Swordsmanship Division until Volume 3 when she was defeated by Hikita Kōhaku. Her peers elected her President again in Volume 5. In Volume 9 she is the first human to make a contract with Beleth, but instead of making her a Magika Stigma he takes the form of a Sacred Treasure instead at her request.

AppearanceEdit

Kanae is a beautiful young woman with white skin. She has long teal hair in a ponytail with a big red bow holding it in place and red-brown eyes. Kanae wears the girls Swordsmanship Division uniform which consists of a narrow sleeved kimono styled blouse with a female hakama style miniskirt, combining into an outfit that consists of both Japanese and Western style. Kanae's weapons of choice are two kodachi with red colored tsuka, she is always seen carrying her swords wherever she shows up until Volume 9 when she starts using Michikage as her main weapon. She also wears a golden hair clip on the left side of her hair.

PersonalityEdit

Kanae loves her brother Kazuki so much that it became almost an obsession for her as when she said she will do anything to make Kazuki go to the Swordsmanship Division. She knows that Kazuki sees her as his little sister, but she will do anything to gain his affection. Kanae can be cold towards those she isn't familiar with.

HistoryEdit

It is known that Kanae lost her mother due to illness. After Kazuki was adopted no one knew exactly when he was born. So they celebrated on the same birthday. Kanae's 14'th birthday passed without her receiving an Enigma. While Kazuki received his the following year, proving that he was in fact a year younger than her, which upset her. In her younger days, she challenged and has beaten many dōjōs.

PlotEdit

Volume 1Edit

Kazuki wakes his sister up on the first day of school. She attempts to seduce him and fails. They squabble a bit as siblings do, only they do it with magic power. She remains very angry at the mysterious Diva who gave an Enigma to her brother. Which means they would be separated while at school. She was the Student Council President of the Swordsmanship Division while he would be forced because to the Enigma to join the Magic Division. She noted that he wasn't bringing his sword with him, but he couldn't do so anymore. They both wanted him to remain a swordsman. He had accepted what had happened as unchangeable but she refused to.

Once they arrived he refused her offer of a tour of the Swordsmanship Division. He reminded her he was not a student there and should visit the other side instead. While they argued Torazō Yamada urgently called her out. A squabble had broken out with some Magic Division students and she was needed to help resolve it. She was frustrated that he lacked the confidence to resolve the situation himself and was forced to halt the guided tour in order to fulfill her duties as President. Kanae was later in a fight with two Magic Division students due to the standard rivalry between the schools. Due to her speed and skill she was successfully able to stop the two girls from casting any magic and thus dominated in the fight. The Magic Division Present Otonashi Kaguya arrived along with Kazuki and the fight was resolved without further violence. Torazō apologized again for being unable to resolve the matter himself. Kaguya had been pushing for the two sides of the school to get along better, but Kanae didn't seem to have much hope for that. The two girls had a childish tug of war to decide to who would finish giving Kazuki his guided tour.

Kazuki was having frequent arguments with a Rank-A in his class Amasaki Miō. When the girl insulted the Hayashizaki-style though, he wouldn't tolerate any insults to his adopted family and challenged her to a duel, his sword vs. her magic. Kanae was thrilled when he heard about it. She was able to use her position to overrule Kaguya and approve the duel herself. She hoped this action was a ploy to get himself transferred to the Swordsmanship Division but it was nothing of the sort. Kazuki was surprised but pleased when Kanae gave him his own sword, which he had left behind when he left home. Others present were confused about Kanae's habit of calling Kazuki her big brother when she was in fact older. Many people were in attendance to witness the fight. Other than Kanae, everyone was shocked at Kazuki's ability to foresight and dodge the incoming magic. As Kaguya spoke of how she would go about countering such a skill Kanae was confident she could win in a one-on-one duel with her counterpart. Kazuki was able to overpower Miō in the end, something which thrilled the swordsmen and shocked the magic students. Kanae noted that the swordsmen always had it drilled in their heads that they were far inferior to the magic users. They had to overcome that false premise if things were ever going to change and become more equal.

The original plan was for Kazuki to live in a separate place by himself, so when Kanae learned he was living with several girls instead she was furious. She went behind his back and spoke to the staff. After the fight, it seemed like indeed he might be better suited to the Swordsmanship Division, as she argued. But Kazuki refused to go with her, he was happy where he was. She failed to persuade him, but it was tough to argue against the fact that he had never been shown to use any kind of Summoning Magic. It had been decided officially that he would participate in the Inter-Division Tournament. She introduced him to Kamiizumi Iori, her Vice-President and her personal student in her family's style. In order to remain where he was Kazuki would have to defeat this person with foresight ability using only Summoning Magic he had never attempted before.

In the first match Torazō fought against the Magic Division Vice President Hoshikaze Hikaru. Even though he lost in the end Kanae admitted that he performed much better that she expected, showing confidence in his ability to dodge magic. In the second round, Kazuki unlocked new Summoning Magic he never used before and easily won the fight. He chose to stay in the Magic Division, Kanae was forced to concede that he belonged there. At that moment the Illegal Magician Kaya (who to her annoyance called Kazuki onii-chan) launched an attack on the school, summoning dragons. Kanae took down a dragon but Torazō saw it wasn't dead and blocked it from attacking her from behind. Seeing swords were no use to kill the dragons, she ran to help her brother fight Kaya. But he reminded her of her duty as a swordsman and told her to help the others. So she reluctantly volunteered to cover for Kaguya, Hikaru and Hiakari Koyuki so they could use their strongest magic and defeat the dragons. In the end Loki was able to fully manifest in this world, which changed everything. But Kazuki was able to injure him using the secret techniques of her family. After that he used his power as King to revive a mortally wounded Miō and was in Magic Intoxication for 5 days.

Volume 2 Edit

Kanae was very unhappy when she learned that Kazuki was doing morning training with Hikaru. She felt he was getting too close to other women. Hikaru insisted that Kazuki did not see her that way but Kazuki had to refute this. He had never seen her as "one of the guys" like she insisted but as a beautiful woman, something that made her bashful. Kanae then met the Witch's House newest resident Charlotte Lieben Frau, who like Miō was treating Kazuki as a big brother, which annoyed her. She insisted that she must prove her "worthiness" of living with her brother, as she felt the other residents had done. They were interrupted by Hikita Kōhaku, who to her extreme annoyance was also pursuing Kazuki. Kanae insisted she would end up with him, but Kazuki saw her as a sister and had no intention of going that route. Kōhaku argued with her a bit, feeling that she had gotten too close to Kaguya recently. Since she seemed strong Lotte suggested that Kōhaku be her opponent in the practice match that day to prove her "worthiness" to Kanae. Kanae approved the duel and it turned out to be rather even contest. Kōhaku's tremendous speed vs. the range of Lotte's magic as well as chanting speed. Lotte's abilities included a lightning attack, as well as guns, which astonished the witnesses who had never seen a Diva who used such weapons before. Lotte won in the end, but Kanae noted that Kōhaku had some kind of "trump card" that she had not chosen to bring out.

One morning Kazuki was suddenly and mysteriously called into a meeting with one of the teachers of the Swordsmanship Division Tsukahara Hisatada. Kanae turned up happily to be his tour guide, as he was unfamiliar with that side of the school. She was still annoyed that Kaguya had taken on that role for him at the start of the year. She invited him to her own dorm room for some afternoon delight but he declined. Neither of them knew the reason for this meeting but she was confident he was not the kind of teacher to call him in to scold him. She left Kazuki outside the staff room, hoping he would pay them a visit again.

Volume 3 Edit

Two days ago the Knight Order had declared Kazuki and Charlotte to be Illegal Magicians and placed an order for their arrest. Torazō had gone behind Kanae’s back and had assisted Kaguya in the attempt to arrest them before anyone else knew what was happening. Kanae had punished him for not informing her of what was going on. Kazuki had been charged with stealing a Sacred Treasure and assaulting two Knights who tried to confiscate it. Kanae insisted that either her brother’s Diva was influencing him (in which case she would be okay with the Stigma Transplant Operation despite the danger), or he was being framed. She was confident she would be able to tell if they spoke. She frankly didn’t care what happened to Lotte. Torazō found this idea absurd, as no student would be able to pull off a frame job this elaborate (at that point hardly anyone knew Kazuki was a King and thus would never think there was a larger conspiracy at work).

It was known that Kōhaku had aided in their escape and was probably helping them hide out in the Swordsmanship Division in secret. Despite this she was still brazenly walking around and attending class as if nothing happened.  It was also suspected that some of their teachers including Tsukahara-sensei were helping them, paralyzing the staff of the Magic Division. They couldn’t do a massive search of the school without alerting the students about the full situation. The Student Council of the Magic Division was also paralyzed at the moment because their Vice-President wasn't sure she believed the charges and wouldn't participate in the investigation. By monitoring the security cameras Iori noticed that Kōhaku frequently visited a supposedly abandoned clubroom late at night and the room’s locks had been changed. They planned to search it, arrest and suspend the students there and try to learn where they were hiding the fugitives.

Kōhaku and her cohorts had been expecting their attack and were ready for it. They sought to seize control of the Student Council as the first step in their plans. The position of President was decided by strength alone, if Kōhaku could beat Kanae she would be the new President. Her friends attacked Torazō and Iori armed with Sacred Treasures and easily overwhelmed them and drained their magic power. Shocked as she was by the power of those Sacred Treasures, Kanae was confident they couldn’t compete with the Summoning Magic of the Magic Department, in particular Kaguya. Kanae was able to use foresight to dodge nearly every attack thrown at her by Kōhaku, who was trying to keep her distance.

Kanae felt that Kōhaku’s hatred of the Magic Department had blinded her to the progress that was being made to bring the two sides together due to the accomplishments of her brother. People in the Magic Department were gaining new respect for swordsmen, while their counterparts were gaining confidence they could stand on a level playing field one day. Trying to get even by the use of force would undo all that progress and goodwill and only divide the two schools even further. Naturally, Kanae couldn’t dodge everything and her magic was gradually being depleted. But Kanae could tell that Kōhaku’s confidence was badly shaken. Kanae displayed incredible speed and skill. She admitted that no one else but her brother had made her fight so seriously. Kōhaku was pushed into a corner and only barely won by taking her opponent by surprise with one of her Sacred Treasures’ powers that couldn’t be dodged. Kanae admitted defeat but was confident she would be stopped by her brother or by Kaguya who had far more power. In the end the old Student Council was dismantled and its members suspended for attacking their juniors and placed under house arrest in the dorm.

When the school fell under attack, Kanae wouldn’t stay still. She flagged down a fleeing student who told her they were under attack by 10 Illegal Magicians. They had incredible casting speed and sword attacks seemed to do nothing to disrupt their casting. The Magic Division was ordered to stand by until the Knight Order arrived to help. But that aid wasn’t forthcoming and many students could die in the meantime. Several Sword Division buildings had already burned down. Kōhaku and her friends were able to extinguish those fires with their Sacred Treasures before they spread. Liz Liza Westwood had used her mist magic to screen the escape of the fleeing students. The students who collapsed from Magic Intoxication were also carried to safety. But because the Quad-Core Magicians had such incredible casting speed and multiple types of magic, they weren’t able to make an impact on them. Kōhaku realized she was the only one of them able to make a dent and urged the others to retreat without her. She was shocked when Kanae jumped in to help. Kanae insisted it was their job to hold the line until her brother and Kaguya arrived.

Kazuki’s party arrives on the battlefield to assist Kōhaku and Kanae. At Kazuki’s order they quickly organize themselves for battle. Vice-President Hikaru jumped in to help. Tsukahara Kazuha also assists them. Given the crisis, she no longer cared if she was exposed as an Illegal Magician. He told them these things had their minds crushed already and there was no point in showing mercy. By making use of excellent teamwork they are soon able to defeat the 10 Quad-Core Magicians. Just as Kazuki’s group was done with the battle the German Knights arrived to attack them. Beatrix Baumgard introduced her friends Damian and Eleonora Abendroth. Kaguya would be supporting them from the rear but was clearly conflicted. Nyarlathotep (disguised as the Headmaster Otonashi Tsukikurō) casts Sanity Down to suppress her emotions, though nobody but Kazuki seemed to notice this. Kazuki asks his friends to take on the German Knights and offers them strategic advice. He also lends his Sacred Treasure to Kanae, who will be facing Beatrix. He charges after Kaguya in order to free her from control and finds a way to elude Beatrix who tries to intercept him.

Beatrix tried to chase after Kazuki but was intercepted by Kanae, who was disturbed by her behavior. Once she found out she was Kazuki’s sister she decided the fight might be interesting. By working together, Kōhaku and Kanae gradually chip away at her magic power. Beatrix suddenly decided to charge straight at Miō, having noticed she was weak at close-range during the last fight. But Miō had predicted she would do that and when Beatrix charged straight at her the trap was sprung. Miō completely blew her away with a powerful attack she couldn’t defend. Beatrix was unable to continue the fight and Miō finally felt she was past her recent slump. Once the others saw Kazuki hugging Kaguya after freeing her from mind control, the Germans realized they couldn’t rely on her support anymore. Besides that they were growing suspicious of the Headmaster’s motives. They had gained new respect for their opponents and in this situation elected to retreat.

Several of them thought the battle was over at that point. But Kazuki confronted Nyarlathotep in his disguise as the Headmaster. He called out all the obvious flaws with his Quad-Core Magicians, which were easily defeated by them. He was no longer hiding the fact he was an Illegal Magician. Kaguya was stunned to learn the truth. So was Board Chairman Amasaki who popped up nearby. He realized the Headmaster must have been the one who created those strange magicians and no doubt sacrificed innocent lives to do it. Nyarlathotep then stabbed him though the chest, having decided to kill all the witnesses. Miō ran over to help her step-father and she is gradually able to heal him. Nyarlathotep reveals his true form, but seems weak in terms of magic power. He uses Psycho Noise to disrupt the chanting of the mages, including Miō’s healing magic. But Kaguya finds the resolve to fight of her own volition for the first time.

Asmodeus congratulates her by giving her a special powerful spell she uses to destroy the enemy in a single hit. Though she had resolved herself to kill her father in the process he somehow survived. As they celebrate, Koyuki sees several girls getting close to Kazuki. Her dark feelings of self-doubt return and Nyarlathotep exploits those emotions and begins consuming her body for his own. Her friends are shocked and unsure of what to do. But Kazuha keeps a cool head and produces a special Sacred Treasure which she gives to Kazuki. With it he is able to drive the evil Diva out of Koyuki’s body. Nyarlathotep has stolen her magic but is barely holding himself together. He is determined to at least kill Kazuki before he vanishes. Kaguya takes the initial attack and reflects the pain before collapsing in Magic Intoxication. Kazuki reassures Koyuki before kissing her. Nyarlathotep attempts to use the same Level 10 magic at the same time but as Vepar says. That fake stolen power was no match for the real thing. Kazuki then destroys all traces of the monster with his sword.

They provided evidence the Headmaster had based the weapons on years of secret immoral government research related to magic. Board Chairman Amasaki became the new Headmaster and fully supported Kazuki now. The scandal was used to leverage the government to force corrupt officials out and to advance key reforms. These changes included fair treatment of Illegal Magicians who weren’t hostile and the legalization of Sacred Treasures. It was also declared the two schools would be led under one banner now and be treated as equal.

Volume 4 Edit

In class, the format for the Chief Student Council President election was laid out. Each candidate would form a four-person team with two people from each division. They would compete in a tournament meant to display both their fighting skills and their leadership qualities. After that an election would be held with all students having an equal vote. During lunch the residents were called back to the house along with their friends from the Sword Division, all the people seen as likely candidates. Though most of them had been nominated only three of them were actually running. Kōhaku was already planning to resign as President and was unable to convince Kanae to take the job again. Kazuki’s team had Miō, Kōhaku and Kazuha, who wanted to work with her best friend. Everyone had expected Kanae to want to join her brother’s team. Instead she said she would rather rival him in the strongest team possible and elected to join Kaguya’s team. Their teammates were Koyuki and Torazō. They seemed likely to be the strongest group in the tournament. The third team was Hikaru’s, her teammates were Lotte and Iori. They were a swordsman short and she later added Kimura Tomomi to her team.

They gathered for the meeting to officially join the tournament. The next group to appear was a pair of twin girls Ryūtaki Miyabi and Ryūtaki Shinobu. They were quite powerful but anti-social and only worked with each other. The twins were identical except Miyabi was an Elf. She thanked Kazuki for disposing of the former Headmaster, who apparently had been trying to capture her as a test subject. She made her romantic interest in Kazuki obvious. They had been recruited by twin boys from the Sword Division Takasugi Shūsui and Takasugi Harunari. They were radicals who advocated that Magika Stigma should be deprived of civil rights and locked away and brainwashed to prevent them from endangering the public. Another team was led by the delinquent Mibu Akira paired with her best friend Asamiya Anna. These girls were forced to attend the Academy against their will because they received an Enigma. In protest they refused to participate in things like Quests or duels so it was impossible to gauge their strength.

As Kazuki feared, as Liz Liza-sensei laid out the rules certain things were banned. Magicians were prohibited from carrying weapons, swordsmen could only use standard magic and Sacred Treasures were banned. In other words everyone on Kazuki’s team but Miō would be fighting with a handicap. A lottery was held for setting the bracket. The teams began to train but with 16 of them, and with them wanting to maintain secrecy, it was hard to find space.

Kazuki’s team fought in the first match. His tactics concentrated on covering for each other and relying on teamwork. This went exactly as planned. With encouragement, Kazuha finds her confidence and defeats her opponent without help, stunning the audience. In the second match Kaguya’s team dominates Kiritani Natsuo's, employing the exact strategy Kazuki predicted. In the third match the twin brothers covered the twin sisters until Lunatic Labyrinth drew them all into a mental world where the other side lost quickly. Kazuki had prepared enough lunch for their whole group to eat together. Kōhaku hadn’t predicted that and had also prepared a feast so there was plenty of food. Even Miyabi snuck into their group and snuck some food. Before being dragged off by her sister she encouraged Kazuki to beat Kaguya and face them in the semi-finals. In the fifth match Hikaru’s team used excellent teamwork and skill to defeat the opponents easily. The fact that Hikaru and Lotte were strong at close range gave them the edge. In the sixth match, Mibu’s team stunned everyone when their swordsmen Katsura Karin and Hayashi Shizuka didn’t even participate. The spell casters were trained enough in Chinese Kenpo to counter the enemy swordsmen and were able to dodge incoming magic. It became a decisive victory for them.

The second round began with Kazuki’s match against Kaguya. In a direct confrontation they could never win, but he had seen through the weaknesses of their opponents. Again using teamwork and the tactics Kazuki devised they are able whittle down the other side and they finally gang up on Kaguya and win. The twin sisters won the second match exactly as they had before. Hikaru faced Mibu’s team next. The swordsmen on that team had hidden their true power before. While Hikaru and Lotte weren’t disadvantaged in magic, their opponents kept mysteriously getting back up every time they were beaten. It was clear they were cheating somehow but the Board Chairman refused to declare the match forfeit without proof. Hikaru received a savage beating from Hayashi who was able to pierce Defensive Magic and injure her gravely while laughing about it.  Kazuki called for the match to end, while everyone else was slow to react. Realizing Hayashi intended to murder Hikaru, Mibu just barely managed to end the fight with her magic first. Hikaru tried to downplay her injures after the match, but she had been seriously injured. Her housemates and Liz Liza-sensei ignored the final match to check on her. Kazuki calls Kanae, worried she seemed depressed after the fight. She had recognized her own limitations. She told him she would be working on a new technique to cut off magic power.

The day of the semi-finals arrived. Kazuki confronted the twin brothers with dangerous ideals in the first match. They were unable to prevent the casting of Lunatic Labyrinth and they were all drawn into a mental world. Lunatic Labyrinth ended, the brothers were out already and the sisters were dropping Burning Icicle on the party from the sky. Miō was tried to defend them but her magic wasn’t very effective. Kazuki cast Storm Fort to remove the threat. The sisters cast their Union Magic but Kazuki cleaved the incoming attack in two. The audience cheered and Miyabi was stunned and impressed. She landed and immediately surrendered over her sister’s objections; they had no way to win any longer.   

Her sister and the twin brothers question why she surrendered like that but she didn’t give any clear answers. But Kazuki had seen through her true motives. She admitted she was testing him and his worthiness as a leader. Miyabi suddenly kissed Kazuki on the cheek, shocking everybody, most of all her sister. Miyabi clearly confessed her love over her sister’s objections. It was revealed that her sister refused to recognize her as an Elf. Her mind wouldn’t accept reality and she wouldn’t spend time with anyone but Miyabi. But this fact also saved Miyabi from the loneliness other Elves experienced. She suggested that Kazuki should conquer them both. Leme accused Gremory of leaking information on his power. This had been another test of his worthiness he had passed, and Leme was also impressed with his performance.  But the real battle was against the team he would face in the finals. As expected the most dangerous team won the second match and progressed to the finals.

Volume 5 Edit

Before the finals a series of exhibition matches were held. This allowed the eliminated teams to display their talents again. It wound up being Kaguya and Hikaru in a battle for third place. The only other people who had been impressive were the twin sisters. Miyabi and her sister sat with Kazuki’s group. Kazuki was asked who he was rooting for.  He wisely sidestepped the issue by cheering for his sister. Koyuki impressed everyone by defending Hikaru’s long-range magic. In the end it became a close-range brawl for everyone. While Hikaru and Lotte had an advantage in that scenario, Kanae was particularly critical in stopping Lotte and in the end only the leaders were left. Those two had fought many times and as always it ended with Hikaru’s loss. Hikaru and Lotte demanded special attention from Kazuki at lunch. Kaguya’s team joined them and Kazuki noted he was especially impressed by Kanae.  They all had fun playing around together. Kazuki wasn’t allowed to make the lunch today and the girls were feeding him the dishes they prepared. When he gave Koyuki special attention and affection the other girls demanded it too.

Before the final match Kazuki spoke to them all about the plot behind the scenes. How the new Board Chairman had arranged this tournament. He also seemed to be in cahoots with that delinquent team to seize control of the Academy by installing a puppet. The group backing him advocated for the civil rights of Magika Stigma to be revoked. He also told them of the assassination attempts on him and that the swordsmen on the opposing team were contracted with Divas from China. Over the past few weeks Hayashi had brainwashed a number of students. Some of the candidates only signed up due to this brainwashing. He also told them how China was pulling the strings behind this whole plot to weaken Japan. The group was shocked by this. Kazuki also confirmed that it was Divine Protection by Hayashi’s Diva that allowed Mibu and company to continually regenerate magic.  The Germans had told him that Hayashi was a well known operative and that those with her blessing could regenerate 70 times.  They couldn’t win unless they could beat Hayashi first or cut off that blessing. Kazuha had a Summoning Magic that could do it, but it would violate the rules to use it. Kazuki planned to take on the dangerous two by himself. If he succeeded in backing them into a corner they might abandon pretense and use Summoning Magic in a last ditch attempt to assassinate the King. If that happened he encouraged Kazuha to use her magic. It was possible that Hayashi had brainwashed her entire team and if so Kazuha should be able to free them.

Liz Liza-sensei acted as referee. As was the plan Kazuki took grave risks to take on Hayashi and Karin alone. His team displayed excellent teamwork holding the magic users back. He was able to utilize numerous types of magic at once, shocking the audience and frightening Hayashi. She forced Karin to act as her meat shield, who suffered terrible pain as a result. Kazuki managed to attack Hayashi directly and forced them to use their Summoning Magic. Despite the danger the Board Chairman still refused to stop the match, having a logical argument prepared. Kazuha generated a weapon she was able to use to cut off the Divine Protection from the magic users. Though Kōhaku was forced to withdraw due to the damage she took while protecting her. But due to an attack by Mibu, who had never been brainwashed, her weapon was lost before Kazuki could use it to free Karin. Hayashi forced her sister to use a dangerous wide-area attack despite the risk to innocent people. Miō managed to rescue the enemy magicians and Kazuki did the same for Kazuha. In that desperate situation he had only one choice. He apologized to Kazuha before kissing her. Doing a full summoning of her Diva allowed him to disperse all the dangerous magic, free Karin from control and force Hayashi to escape while vowing revenge.    

Karin was taken to the infirmary where Kazuki’s group gathered. The Headmaster said a seal would be placed on her Stigma to limit her magic. He planned to send her to prison for life without trial. But both Kazuki and Karin’s teammates objected. They believed she was forced to take those actions due to the influence of her cruel sister, who she desperately wanted the approval of. The Headmaster regarded those two delinquents as criminals too. But they just wanted to get stronger and help the pitiful Karin. They had no idea China was behind it all. They were only called delinquents because they resented having to abandon their goals in life to enroll in this Academy. Those girls believed strongly that if a kindly person reached out to Karin she could be redeemed. Several others, including the Headmaster's step-daughter Miō, also agreed they should give her a chance before condemning her. In the end Kazuki insisted he would take responsibility and monitor Karin. As her target this was the only way to verify she had reformed. He was confident she was no threat to him and he could put himself in a state of heightened awareness so he couldn’t fall victim in his sleep. Relenting to the King, the Headmaster told him to stay by her side full time and would give them a week before sending her to prison.

Kazuki had spent the week in isolation with the captured spy Karin. In the end his kindness won her over and she became his ally. He returned to class just in time for the formal vote. Those radical twin brothers had put on an elaborate election campaign in his absence. Kazuki had left his own campaign to his teammates Miō and Kōhaku. The students were called to a meeting where the results would be announced. The sixteen candidates were up on stage with the Headmaster and Board Chairman waiting for the official tally. Kazuki worried about funny business with the vote count. But in the end Kazuki was elected by a wide margin and gave a speech focusing on unity between the two divisions.

Karin had now become a hardcore NEET. Kazuki insisted she must start attending school again, this time in the Magic Division where he could monitor her. Karin was given her own room. Kazuki paid a visit to the Student Council room. His friends all joined them. It was agreed that Kazuki would be based here, as the Sword Division buildings were still being rebuilt. An election had been held and Kanae became President again with Kōhaku as Vice-President. He was confident with Kaguya and Kanae supporting him. They made suggestions on ways to increase interaction between the schools, and he was most interested in the creation of a school newspaper.

Yumeno Shiori won the post of newspaper chairman. Miō noted she was the top of the Rank-B students and frankly at Rank-A level. They spent the day beginning to set up the newspaper office in the Witch’s House. A few days later they were ready to publish the first newspaper issue. Shiori had overworked herself and was exhausted. Kazuki focused on introducing himself and the other Student Council members. He also outlined his policy plans and welcomed suggestions and comments. He also included information on how each school operated. When he contacted the Headmaster for final approval he was told that the Board Chairman and his entire family had vanished without a trace. That night news reports stated there had been a massive coordinated strike on all Knight Order posts in western Japan by a mysterious force including mysterious Illegal Magicians. All of western Japan had now been conquered by this unknown army and was now under a complete communications blackout.

The former Board Chairman appeared on TV announcing that western Japan was declaring independence and calling itself Yamato. All the politicians with secret ties to China appeared to be involved in this plot and had made an alliance with Loki. They were claiming legitimacy under the banner of the Japanese Mythology rather than the 72 Pillars, which people weren’t necessarily opposed to. By doing so they could maintain the facade that Yamato wasn’t just a puppet state of China. The Japanese Divas appeared to have fallen into a Wild God state after being ignored for so long. Their contractors had apparently all joined this movement too. Kazuha had avoided this fate by building her Diva a shrine and caring for him. A border wall was being constructed. The Headmaster and Kazuki were annoyed that both Futsunushi no Kami and Leme had known something was going on with the Japanese Divas but hadn’t told anybody.  

They met with two third years Kodzuki Kanon and Yagumo Akane who were already serving in the Knight Order. They were the Student Council members from last year. They knew all the rumors about Kazuki and were very interested. They greeted Kaguya, Hikaru and Koyuki. They were then introduced to Miō, Kanae, Kōhaku and Kazuha. They informed them of the situation and expected Yamato to invade further but it was hard to fully oppose them because Loki’s followers were causing trouble in the east and dividing their resources. When their leader was captured, Kanon was effectively pressed into the role, despite being a student.

The students were called into a meeting. To respond to an urgent request for reinforcement at the border, Kazuki would be leading an elite force of students from both schools to reinforce them. Kazuki told them this was entirely voluntary but urged those with the courage to fight to volunteer. They wound up with a force of about 150 people. The school had become the headquarters for the war effort. 10 more third years who escaped enemy territory gathered there. They were suddenly joined by the German Knights Beatrix, Damian and Eleonora too. They offered to cooperate as allies. Kazuki vouched for their strength. The Germans and the Student Council members were put in charge of squads under Kazuki’s command. They would meet up with the 200 Knights who escaped the west. But Kazuki insisted the seniors must rest first and prepared a meal.

They passed quite a few people on the road who seemed to be refugees. The buses were suddenly fired on and destroyed. The students were slow to react due to shock but finally came to their senses. Kanae was the first to move, organizing the swordsmen quickly. It was a perfectly executed ambush. Kazuki too was slow to react when he realized that Hayashi had brainwashed those ten third years and ordered them to target their leaders, Kanon and himself. He only survived because Beatrix shielded him and fell deep into Magic Intoxication. Kazuha freed those girls and the enemy fled as the Knight Order arrived. Both sides took prisoners with them.

Kazuki and his close friends raided their classmates’ rooms and confiscated their cell phones. Given what happened that day, Kazuki suspected an information leak. There might even be a spy among the students. He told them they were conducting a surprise raid on the enemy. They were able to slip away because his friend was on guard duty and owed him a favor. Once they had escaped he explained his plan in more detail.  He divided the students into squads based on their specialty. His friends’ unique skills allowed them to conceal their approach and take out the guards. They surrounded the enemy garrison and were able to destroy the building despite being detected and fired upon. With perfect coordination between the squadrons they attacked them from different angles and they fell into confusion. Kazuki made sure to capture Hayashi alive, though she later committed suicide in her cell. Kaya appeared on the back of a dragon and ordered the troops to retreat. She offered her praise to Kazuki for this bold action. Behind her, Maya was clearly terrified of heights. They returned to camp with captured prisoners and freed allies.

Upon questioning a Japanese Diva who had calmed down they were told all the shrines in western Japan had been destroyed. Those people said they were working for the government, to show their devotion to the 72 Pillars. But the 72 Pillars didn’t demand such things and it was easy to guess the deception. The Yamato guys had fooled them with that simple trick, to drive them into a Wild God state. They used that to turn them against Japan and the 72 Pillars and get them to support a new state based on Japanese Mythology. If they could calm them out of their Wild God state and explain the truth Yamato would fall apart.

Volume 6 Edit

Their group was headed to the beach in cars driven by Akane, Kanon and Lotte. From there Kazuki and Kazuha would slip away on a boat to infiltrate Ise Grand Shrine by sea. Some girls were unhappy that only the two of them were going, but since this was an infiltration mission, having a small group was essential. The plan was to calm the rage of the Chief God there, which was the fastest way to calm all the Japanese Divas down. After all, the Diva they had already calmed out of her Wild God state had been easy to convince of the truth.  If they succeeded Yamato’s base of support and facade of legitimacy would crumble. In order to hide their purpose from the spy, it was said the group was allowed to take a brief vacation. They were given two beacons they were expected to light up after the mission to indicate success or failure.

The Knight Order had arranged to rent a beachfront property, complete with changing rooms. Kazuki, as the only guy present, was the fastest to change. As the girls gradually arrived he planned to offer them honest praise on their swimsuits. He wasn’t sure what to say when two of them showed up in strange cloth wrappings they called “traditional”. Kōhaku was upset with Kanae for her bad advice. Kazuki and Lotte went out on the boat, which was small due to the need to avoid detection. It was equipped with GPS and a silent motor but was designed to appear nondescript to avoid drawing attention. The Ryūtaki sisters wandered off alone. After he got back Kazuha took her turn learning to operate the boat. Kazuki and Kazuha changed into casual clothes that wouldn’t look out of place in Yamato and they boarded the rather cramped boat. They weren’t carrying swords, to seem less suspicious. Their friends waved goodbye as they set sail.

Kazuki unlocked a new skill and was able to contact Miō with Telepathy. He let them know the mission was a success. He said many enemy magic users will have fled and urged them to attack new. Akane and Kanon arrived at the front lines for what should have been a surprise assault. But thanks to the spy Yamato knew their movements and were amassing their forces to protect the targeted garrison. Though this strike was no longer a surprise Kazuki said that large numbers of the Yamato magic users would have already left the battlefield. He also believed that the professional training and experience of the Knight Order would give them an edge. Akane selected the tactic for the battle. The students from the Knight Academy were among the rear guard. The other side didn’t seem to be lacking in numbers but Akane had faith in Kazuki. Indeed when they called Yamato’s bluff most of the rear guard turned out to be fakes without the ability to use Summoning Magic.  

Lotte flew above the battle using Deep Striker. While dodging incoming magic she kept in constant contact with Akane letting her know about the situation. Thus they could redeploy their forces quickly when needed. The discipline and training of their swordsmen was definitely superior to their opponents. They were able to break through the enemy lines. When the front line got into trouble students led by Hikaru jumped in to help. Lotte was playing a vital role here, but it took persuasion by Kazuki and Akane before the Knight Order would allow her to help, due to her being an Illegal Magician. Japan’s success in this battle so far could be said to be a combination of Kazuki’s creative style and Akane’s knowledge of traditional tactics.

Thanks largely to Akane’s leadership, it was looking like a great victory for Japan. She was suddenly contacted by Lotte who detected powerful enemy magicians approaching at high speed. The Yamato government had made an alliance with China and a group of their magicians had turned up at the last minute to help Yamato. As the enemy charged on horseback their efforts to take them out with long-range attacks were ineffective. Akane tried to organize the shocked troops, stunned China was brazenly getting involved here. The enemy pushed through their lines easily, their tactics were meaningless. They approached the headquarters where Kanon and Akane were. They decided to end the battle by killing the leaders, Akane was immobile from shock.

Kazuki arrived on the battlefield carrying Kazuha and Kamimura Itsuki. They would be unable to reach their friends in time so at Kazuha’s suggestion they were thrown. They weren’t able to hurt the enemies but succeeded in distracting them. Kazuki also launched a high-speed attack and failed to affect anything. Kanon used a spell that removed the Sacred Treasures held by the enemies.  The allowed them to fight back to some degree. But the Japanese Knights were still in disarray and helpless. It seemed things would get worse when Lotte detected more strange magicians approaching. But these figures on horseback had come to help Japan. Their leader used a Sacred Treasure that disrupted all the magic in the area. The enemies were left vulnerable by this and fled along with the Yamato troops. The Knights were ordered not to pursue. The strangers offered to join their ranks. It turned out they belonged to an alliance of Asian countries opposed to the aggressive expansion of China.

Kazuki attended a meeting that also served as a mission debriefing. The leaders of Ryōzanpaku were hoping to form an alliance with a Magically Advanced Country. Japan had always remained neutral in these conflicts. Soon the international community would step in and force a cease fire. They would then investigate and issue a judgment of which government was the legitimate ruling body of Japan. If there was a divided opinion on this, things might not be settled until the battle between Kazuki and Ikōsai Aisu ends and Japan had am official King. They were interrupted by the German Knights, including the newly recovered Beatrix. They announced they would be suspending their agreement with the government of Japan until this matter was settled.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Swordsmanship: Kanae excels in swordsmanship and is known to be the strongest person in the Swordsmanship Division, she also uses Hayashizaki style's iai. Kazuki stated when it comes to swordsmanship, Kanae is a bit better and skilled than him when she fights seriously.

She can only fight seriously if Kazuki is her opponent. According to her, there is no other way to make her fight at her 100%, even if the world collapses.

  • Hayashizaki-style Dream Sword Kasane: Gouging a single scratch on the opponent's defensive magic power with the first stroke, then before new magic power could gush out to fill the scratch, a second returning stroke following perfectly the same trajectory of the first stroke is performed. Allowing this move to do damage to an opponent's physical body, making this a potentially fatal attack.
  • Hayashizaki-style Dream Sword Shin’iki: A slash with perfect movement in the ultimate timing that not only stops the chanting of a Magika Stigma but also disrupts the magical phenomenon. As a dream sword, it is impossible to use it in real battle as stated by Kanae. When Kanae used it in battle against Hel it was very difficult for her to control the slash to inflict it on her enemy. Once she accepted Beleth as a Sacred Treasure sword, she could use Shin’iki many times as she wanted in battle as long as she can remain focused.

Unique Contract:Edit

Beleth made several offers to give her a Stigma but she always refused. In the end he fused with her sword and became a Sacred Treasure instead. That is why Kanae herself cannot use Beleth's Summoning Magic, though Kazuki can through his bond with her.

But in exchange, she was given a Sacred Treasure dress as her contract power. This dress increases her strength and defensive power according to the level of skill of her maneuvers and attacks. The power of this dress is comparable to mid-level Summoning Magic.

Harem King Powers: Edit

Any Harem member with a Positivity Level of 150 or better gains the ability to communicate Telepathically with the Harem King.

EquipmentEdit

Michikage: A sister blade that form the pair with Dōfū. After Beleth possessed Michikage it is known as Kuroneko Michikage.

TriviaEdit

  • Kanae has a brother-complex and has her first kiss with Kazuki in Volume 9 Chapter 3.
  • In some parts of the story she behaves like, or usually imitates a cat, hence her nickname "Storm Cat".
  • She forms a contract with 'Beleth' in Volume 9, Chapter 3.
  • She lost her virginity to Kazuki in Volume 13, Chapter 2 (along with most of the Harem)
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