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I... I want you to stay by my side forever, and I want you to confess to me.

—Kaguya's thoughts to Miyuki, Vol. 14. Chapter 135, Page 9


Kaguya Shinomiya
Japanese 四宮 かぐや
Rōmaji Shinomiya Kaguya
Nickname Auntie (by Maki Shijo)
Muscle Queen (by Student Council members)
Princess (by Mikado Shijo)
Demon (by Yu Ishigami)
Profile
Age 17 (As of Chapter 152)
Gender Female
Birthday January 1 (Capricorn)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Red
Blood Type AB
Residence Sengaku-ji, Minato Ward[1]
Personal Status
Status Alive
Occupation High School Student

Student Council Vice President

Year Level Junior (2-A) (formerly)

Senior (3-A) (current)

Affiliation Shinomiya Group
Shuchi'in Academy
Student Council
Archery Club
Relationships Kaguya (Ice) (subconscious)
Kaguya (Moron) (subconscious)
Kaguya (Child) (subconscious)
Gan'an Shinomiya (father)
Nayotake Shimizu (mother)
Un'yo Shinomiya (older half-brother)
Oko Shinomiya (older half-brother)
Seiryū Shinomiya (older half-brother)
Maki Shijo (2nd cousin twice removed)
Mikado Shijo (2nd cousin twice removed)
Unnamed sister-in-law
Unnamed nephew
Hayasaka's father (godfather)
Miyuki Shirogane (ex boyfriend)
Portrayal
Japanese VA Aoi Koga
English VA Alexis Tipton
Actor Kanna Hashimoto
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1

Kaguya Shinomiya (四宮しのみや かぐや, Shinomiya Kaguya?) is one of the protagonists and the titular character of the Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai series. She is a third-year high school student at Shuchi'in Academy, a member of the Archery Club, and the Vice President of the 67th and 68th Student Council.

Origin

Kaguya is based on Nayotake no Kaguya-hime (名夜竹の輝夜姫), the main character of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Her cold personality is based on Aka Akasaka's interpretation of how Kaguya-hime charged her many suitors with impossible tasks.[2]

Appearance

Kaguya is a beautiful, fair-skinned young girl with long black hair that is usually tied by a black-red ribbon (her hair appears to be mid-back length when she lets it down) with bangs/hair strands hanging on either side, large, almond shaped red eyes (that can look sharper, depending on her mood), thin eyebrows and a slim, but feminine build, with a noticeably small chest. She is described in her manga character profile as possessing 'stunning beauty'.

In the past, and in the beginning of her time in the Student Council, she always wore her hair down, without her iconic red ribbon. As 'The Ice Princess', her eyes appeared sharper, darker, and lifeless, giving her the aura of a gloomy, cold, unapproachable, and unattainable beauty. This reflected her mental state, influenced by her ruthlessly strict upbringing, where she acted cold towards others, pushing them away because she feared hurting others.

Later, as she became closer to the other members of the Student Council, (in particular, Miyuki Shirogane) and other students, she asks her maid Ai Hayasaka to make her "cute". The ribbon is her attempt at making appear less imposing and cold to others and marks a shift in her personality. Rather than coldly pushing and distancing herself from others, she starts to form meaningful relationships, and becomes brighter, cuter, and happier overall. This change is particularly reflected in her eyes, which no longer looked vacant and distant. Now, her eyes appear wider and livelier.

She is typically dressed in the Shuchi'in school uniform.

Personality

Kaguya was a very cold and rational individual, but she slowly changed after joining the student council. During her earlier days in council, she considered Miyuki Shirogane as one she would be fine to be in a relationship with if, and only if, he confesses first, thus she constantly plays mind games in trying to get him to confess. Later in the series, her actions imply that she is starting to accept her feelings of liking Miyuki, but won't openly admit it.  

She doesn't consider herself a good person and as such, has a longing for true kindness that borders on obsession which she found in Miyuki. She cares about the members of the student council and considers them as treasured friends. Kaguya has a bad habit of immediately turning to money to solve her problems.

In general, she tends to address people in a formal manner, and almost always uses their last names in a conversation.

Kaguya suffers from mood-swings as a result of her upbringing, with the various moods having their own distinct pseudo-personalities that occasionally act out mental court cases in her head, serving as a visual representation of her psyche. There is Ice Queen, taking form with a Kaguya's pre-council hairstyle and being the prosecutor of other representations. The Moron, appearing with a flower sprouting from her head and deformed to a chibi in later appearances. And finally, the Kaguya Child version takes the role of the judge.

It has been shown that when Kaguya becomes sick or otherwise incapacitated, her basic, human desires skyrocket as a result of her brain not being as functional as it usually is, thus making her ego fundamentally dormant while it takes over her. Chika describes this state as akin to a "baby" and Kaguya herself has no recollection of any events during this state.

Due to her lack of sexual knowledge, she developed a rather immature sense of humor, especially regarding words related to sex such as "wiener"[3] and tends to laugh hysterically when such words are uttered.

History

A member of Shinomiya Zaibatsu and the daughter of the Shinomiya group. A multi-talented genius who can do anything if she sets her mind to it (except, beating Shirogane in exams).[4] Because she has had the rules and expectations of the Shinomiya family drilled into her from a young age,  her logical side always looks for ways she can use people for her and the Shinomiya family's benefit. This causes her to be wary of all potential friends, putting them through "trust challenges" to determine whether she should befriend them. She has had a very protected childhood, where she has been kept from learning things that are deemed "inappropriate".

Other than Hayasaka who has served her since childhood, she has rarely interacted with other people before she joined the student council. She is a sheltered girl resulting in her lacking several pieces of what might be considered as common knowledge. Her mother died when she was young, and she is shown to have a negative relationship with the rest of her family.

Etymology

  • Kaguya's surname Shinomiya means "four" (四) (shi) and "temple, shrine, palace" (宮) (miya).

Trivia

  • Kaguya still doesn't understand love very well, but she wants her relationship with Miyuki Shirogane to be as "normal" as possible.
  • Kaguya likes dogs and shortcakes.[5][6]
  • Kaguya has a severe lack of knowledge about how to navigate the internet, causing a lot of trouble for Ai Hayasaka when she was setting up her Twitter account.[7]
  • Kaguya always wanted to have a little sister and now she wants to have Kei Shirogane call her Big sister (nee-san - ねえさん ({{{2}}}?)[8]
  • Kaguya knows a lot about puzzles and riddles.[9]
  • On rare occasions, Kaguya has a fang.[10]
  • Kaguya can't handle Moeha Fujiwara's tendency to say scary stuff at times.[11]
  • On Miyuki's birthday, Kaguya gave him a fan with the words "Masen Tekken" inscribed on it, meaning "Unyielding Diligence"[12]
  • Kaguya likes the glare-y sleep-deprived sharp cool look in Miyuki's eyes compared to how it would be if he's healthy.[13]
  • The glare fetish Kaguya has is due to her liking Miyuki.
  • Kaguya wears different patterned ribbons throughout the first 10 chapters of the manga.
  • Kaguya is sensitive to strong stimuli such as loud noises.
  • Kaguya is actually left-handed, but she has been trained to write and eat with her right hand.
  • Kaguya has lost her virginity alongside Miyuki. [14]

References

  1. Volume 16 Extras
  2. Fanbook
  3. Chapter 27
  4. Chapter 1
  5. Chapter 50
  6. Chapter 37
  7. Chapter 42
  8. Chapter 39
  9. Chapter 4
  10. Chapter 15
  11. Chapter 52
  12. Chapter 53
  13. Chapter 16
  14. Chapter 220

Navigation

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

3-B: Kazeno
Unknown Class: KazuMoriShizuku AsahiYume Atenbo

Second Year 2-A: Ai HayasakaKaguya ShinomiyaMirin HinokuchiSubaru Suruga

2-B: Chika FujiwaraGo KazamatsuriMaki ShijoMiyuki ShiroganeNagisa KashiwagiSaburo ToyosakiTsubasa Tanuma
2-C: Erika KoseHayato HongoKaren KinoMasaru KobayashiMomo Ryuju
2-D: Shindou Watanabe
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 Student Council
Shuchi'in Academy High School Current: Miyuki ShiroganeKaguya ShinomiyaChika FujiwaraYu IshigamiMiko Iino

Former: Previous Student Council PresidentMomo Ryuju

Shuchi'in Academy Middle School Moeha FujiwaraKei Shirogane
Shuchi'in French Academy High School Betsy Beltoise
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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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Shinomiya Family
Main Family Gan'an ShinomiyaNayotake ShimizuOko ShinomiyaUn'yo ShinomiyaKaguya ShinomiyaKaguya's Sister-in-law
Branch Families Maki ShijoMikado Shijo
Servants Nao HayasakaAi HayasakaYakumo Amano
Other Shijo CorporationShinomiya Zaibatsu
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