Kana Araki
Gender Female
Appearance Period 23 and Period 24
Fate Alive

Kana Araki is the joint-Protagonist from the 23rd and 24th Period of Zekkyou Gakkyuu. She is Erika Katori's best friend.

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kana is a young girl with big eyes and short hair framing her face with her bangs are mostly brushed to the side and layered. She wears a school uniform.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Bright and optimistic, Kana adores Erika very much and has no problem saying it out-loud. She does get flustered when Erika teases her however, and her responses to how much she likes her could imply deep admiration or affection. She feels very lonely without her, even to the point of faking illness to be with her.

She is also really sensitive, but deep down she can be courageous and brave when pushed enough. She was willing to defend Erika against girls who intimidated her initially.

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Kana tells Erika about the legend of the ghost that hangs around the abandoned block on school and suggests they check it out to see if i is true. After Erika calls it silly she begins teasing her, suggesting she might be frightened until she reconsiders. As the girls continue to school, Kana explains in narration that she's been friends with Erika since grade school, and how they do everything together and the same.

One day when Erika decided to skip swim class, Kana joins her and they head to the gym to play volleyball instead. But after Erika hits the ball too hard Kana is forced to chase after it and she finds two girls chatting by themselves in the room. Erika joins her and warns her to avoid them and they return to their game. To her disappointment, she is told at the end of the day that Erika will be too busy to go home with her and she takes off once Erika suggests they go shopping for new matching charms the next day. On the way out of school she bumps into Tsukamoto, who begins interrogating her.

As she struggles to sleep that night, Kana decides to confess what happened to Erika the next day. However she isn't given the chance when she rushes to school in the rain and finds out that someone made a mess of her desk. She is shocked when she sees that every girl in class has suddenly sided with the two bullies- including Erika. All the girls either make fun of her or laugh at her and she can't understand why Erika of all people would side with them, and when she tries to get her attention throughout the day she goes ignored.

At the end of a long and grueling day she returns to class to find that someone scribbled mean words all over her bag, but what finally causes her to break down is seeing her plush charm torn apart; with Erika wielding the scissors and waiting for her. Kana is unable to hide her tears as she asks why she did this, and Erika coldly responds before leaving with her new friends, with Kana silently watching as she notices she switched bags. By this point Kana is unable to deal with things any longer and she quickly heads up to the abandoned block to find the name roll. But after she sees Erika's name within it she suddenly grows enraged and writes her name on top of hers before making her wish.

She then momentarily blacks out before awakening back in class with Erika before her, reminding her of their plans to buy the charms. Kana is initially off guard as she remembers that this happened the other day, but due to her growing anger from the pain she's felt, seeing that the ghost failed to make her wish come true she decides to make it so that Erika will feel miserable enough to want to die. When she runs into Tsukamoto, this time she claims Erika spoke poorly of her. So the following day everyone turns on Erika. She feels no remorse, even suggesting that they take her to the abandoned block and lock her within one of the rooms, much to the approval of the bullies. They grab Erika and make their way up to the second floor room, where they threaten to burn her school bag. But in the process, Erika bumps into the girl wielding the lighter and the curtains are set on fire. The girls run away and Kana takes advantage of this moment to block the door so that she can't leave.

She joins Tsukamoto and her friend outside when she sees them digging through Erika's bag, having accidentally brought it along. However, she finds a pair of charms she doesn't recognize, so she returns to confront Erika about them. After Erika explains how she was too frightened to stand up to Tsukamoto, she mentions buying them in hopes of reconciling with Kana but she wasn't able to face her after causing her so much pain. At this point Kana yells at Erika, saying it was her fault everything had been ruined, which she accepts, thanking Kana for being a good friend as the flames begin to grow out of control. Kana feels heavy remorse and refuses to let her die knowing how sincere she is, and she fights to get Erika and herself back to safety. Before leaving, she tosses the roll book into the flames to ensure her wish doesn't come true.

Once the girls reach freedom they suddenly find themselves back in time, with Kana in the room before she wrote down her wish. She hurriedly gets up and runs outside, calling to Erika as she stands with Tsukamoto. Erika, happily seeing her friend turns and they hold hands before calling Tsukamoto out for her bullying. In this time, Kana realizes that people may be weak, and at times they might hurt others because they aren't able to handle standing alone. But with a good friend, anything can be overcome. She won't let herself lose sight of whats important ever again.

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