”— Kano Kirishima
Hey! Have you ever wished you could do magic?
|Voice Actor|| (jp) Asami Okamoto|
(en) Stephanie Wittels
(ko) Hye Ok Jeong
|Relatives||Hijiri Kirishima (sister)|
Kano Kirishima is a heroine in Air.
Kano is Misuzu's classmate and at the same time, a friend. Her sister, Hijiri Kirishima, is a doctor and has a clinic, her Mother had died when Kano was still a baby. She is very distinguishable because of the yellow bandanna tied on her wrist. A stray dog named Potato follows her around often and is almost a pet to her. When Kano was younger, Hijiri brought her to a festival and they wandered into a shrine. When they entered the shrine, Kano's attention was caught by a white feather and she reached for it, and with Hijiri's help, she took the feather. However, after that incident, Kano was possessed by the spirit of a mother from the ancient times whose child has to be executed as a sacrifice. Not wanting others to lay hands on her child, she decides to kill him herself but finds that she could not do it, and in her sorrow she kills herself.
Even though Kano was possessed, nothing really happens during the day, but at night Kano sleepwalks. Hijiri becomes a doctor as she wants to find a cure for Kano, but with no success. When Hijiri found blood and a knife, she feared for Kano's safety and ties a yellow bandanna on her wrist, telling Kano that while she wears the bandanna she can perform magic. After that, Kano sleepwalked again and went to the same shrine that she went during the festival when she was younger. Yukito tries to stop her, but she strangles Yukito while in her sleeping state. Kano was returned to normal after Yukito places the white feather she took when she was younger on her chest, and the spirit leaves her. The feather was thought to be from Kanna's wings when it is revealed that it has supernatural powers.
Personality and Appearance
Kano is a friendly, outgoing girl who has short blue hair and green eyes. She wears a yellow bandanna on her wrist.
Appearances outside AIR
Kano appears as a playable character in the doujin fighting game Eternal Fighter Zero by Twilight frontier. She's a slow, but well-ranged fighter, and can use elemental magic to keep her opponent at bay. Her magic staff gives her an incredible range even without magic, and her Super bar refills automatically without attacking her opponent. Due to her range and powers, Kano is well suited for keep-away game.
- The song that the spirit possessing Kano sang is a variation of Edo no Komoriuta.
|Characters of Air|
|Main||Yukito Kunisaki • Misuzu Kamio • Minagi Tohno • Kano Kirishima • Kannabi no Mikoto|
|Minor||Haruko Kamio • Hijiri Kirishima • Keisuke Tachibana • Michiru • Ryuya • Uraha • Yukito Kunisaki|