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Kaguya-sama... if only I could tell you... how much I adore your nobility, your dignity, and your unwavering dignity...

—Erika, Kaguya-sama o Kataritai Chapter 3 Page 4

Erika Kose

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Japanese 巨瀬 エリカ
Rōmaji Kose Erika
Nickname Miso-chan (by Kozue Makihara)
Gender Female
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Hazel
Personal Status
Status Alive
Occupation Mass Media Club

Kaguya-sama Fanclub (Co-founder)

Year Level Junior (2-C)
Japanese VA Ayaka Asai
English VA Kristen McGuire
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 01

Erika Kose (巨瀬 エリカこせ えりか, Kose Erika) is a supporting character in the main series and one of the main characters of Kaguya-sama wo Kataritai. She is a member of the Mass Media Club and the daughter of the owners of the Kose Miso Soy Sauce Company.


Erika is based on Kose no Oumi (巨勢 相覧) a famous painter from the Heian period of Japan.


Erika is a girl of average height with long black hair that she has tied in a loose ponytail and short bangs. Her eyes usually are drawn without pupils. She wears the standard Shuchi'in Academy girls uniform. However she and her best friend Karen Kino are being shown many times in matching outfits in official art.


Erika has a strong fixation on Kaguya that borders on obsession, to the point that merely being in her presence, can cause her to pass out. She is also unable to recognize the romantic feelings of others, being oblivious to Maki having a crush on Tsubasa or Kaguya and Shirogane's mutual attraction. She seems naive and not very smart in studies and social interactions.



  • Her family owns a Miso company.[1]
  • Her way to relax is to make Miso.
  • She really loves miso in the point to recommend them as love advice, and gets offended if people say something about miso.
  • She wants a boyfriend but that is mostly for the status and so Kaguya can ask her for advice.


  1. Kaguya-sama o Kataritai Chapter 15


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Shuchi'in Academy High School
Faculty Adolphe Pescarolo
Third Year 3-A: Daiki SatoTerashimaPrevious Student Council PresidentTsubame Koyasu

3-B: Kazeno
Unknown Class: KazuMoriShizuku AsahiYume Atenbo

Second Year 2-A: Ai HayasakaKaguya ShinomiyaMisuzu HinokuchiSubaru Suruga

2-B: Chika FujiwaraGo KazamatsuriMaki ShijoMiyuki ShiroganeNagisa KashiwagiSaburo ToyosakiTsubasa Tanuma
2-C: Erika KoseHayato HongoKaren KinoMasaru KobayashiMomo Ryuju
Unknown Class: KaoruMiipanTetchanToshiko

First Year 1-A: Kozue Makihara

1-B: Kobachi OsaragiKoromo ShiranuiMiko IinoRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
1-F: Teppei Tanaka
Unknown Class: Kojima

Unknown Year MakiSarinaShigechiiSoccer Club CaptainTakkun
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Shuchi'in Academy Clubs
Archery Club Kaguya Shinomiya
Astronomy Club Momo Ryuju
Cheer Club KazenoTsubame KoyasuRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
Kendo Club Kojima
Mass Media Club Shizuku AsahiErika KoseKaren Kino
Occult Research Club Yume Atenbo
Soccer Club Soccer Club CaptainMoriKazuTakkun
Tabletop Gaming Club Kozue MakiharaChika FujiwaraTerashima
Volunteering Club Nagisa KashiwagiTsubasa TanumaMaki Shijo
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Kaguya-sama Fanclub
Karen KinoErika KoseAi Hayasaka
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