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Identity
Name Kazehana
Japanese Name 風花
Personal Information
Sekirei No 03
Species Wind Sekirei
Gender Female Female
Height 170cm
Weight 53kg
Three Size B 98 / W 60 / 92
Ashikabi
Ashikabi Sahashi Minato
Prayer
Norito Wind of my pledge, blow away the dark clouds that befall my Ashikabi!
Voice Actors
Japanese Yukana Nogami
English Kelly McHalen
Image Gallery

Kazehana (風花) is one of the heroines of the story and is Minato's fifth Sekirei.

About Kazehana

Kazehana first appears when Musubi and Tsukiumi confronts the Veiled Sekirei, who was about to attack Kuno and her Ashikabi. She meets Minato afterwards for the first time at Izumo Inn, when she stumbled into his bed in a drunken stupor.[1].

She surmises that Minaka can be Minato's father by their hand shape and how their cheek bones are the same (but doesn't tell this surmise to anybody, including Minato)[2]. She does ask Minato if he knows who his father is to which Minato answers that his mother never told him about his father. She knows Uzume's secret, and while she doesn't condone Uzume's actions, she understands Uzume's motives (love for her Ashikabi). Her name (kaze+hana) means a "wind flower" literally. Miya's nickname for Kazehana is "Public Obscenity".

Appearance

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Kazehana full size

Kazehana wears a very short purple Chinese dress which shows her cleavage and belly button, and is the most mature looking Sekirei in Minato's group. Like Musubi, she has a well-developed body figure as well as being the most firm (Musubi being the second most firm). She always ties her hair up after waking up and is often seen with, sake, an alcohol bottle. She wore black sunglasses during her first appearance in the prelude of the manga. She was once seen wearing an apron, borrowed from Uzume, to impress and seduce Minato. During her time as a Discipline Squad member, she wore the uniform and let her hair down.

Personality

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Normally, Kazehana displays a very relaxed personality and often becomes giddy when discussing matters of love. She's also confident in her natural sex appeal and not afraid to speak her mind as she openly admitted in front of the others that she loved MBI Director Minaka Hiroto, however she was rejected after the confession as he loved someone else[3][4]. She seems to show hatred towards Sahashi Takami as she could be the person that Minaka Hiroto loved. Due to this, Kazehana stated that she didn't had any interest in things such as the Sekirei Plan because she didn't expect to like and accept an Ashikabi other than Minaka.
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She questioned herself however if Minato would be able to convince her to become his Sekirei and decided to put him up to the test. Despite Minato's lack of 'manliness', his concern and love for his Sekirei caused Kazehana to develop feelings for him and she eventually became his Sekirei. Like Tsukiumi, Kazehana addresses herself as Minato's 'wife'[5]. Currently she competes for Minato's affection by joining the shopping contests and wearing all kinds of outfits from Uzume's collection in order to make him "happy"[6].


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Kazehana getting giddy when discussing matters of love

Even though Kazehana displays most of the time a cheerful attitude towards life, Kazehana has shown that she can become serious when the situation demands it. Like for instance, she doesn't tolerate it that people talk down to her. When it happens, she starts to display a lot of power and lets nobody, except the MBI Director and #01, and afterwards Minato, talk down to her again[4]. She seems to make Tsukiumi mad by calling her Miss Panties Flasher or beating her in shopping contests. Kazehana is also aware about serious matters like Uzume's secret, and while she doesn't condone Uzume's actions, she understands Uzume's motives and kept silent about it on Uzume's request[7].

She has a caring side for Minato's Sekireis as an older sister. She worries about Sekireis battling each other and wants for all her younger siblings to be happy.

Abilities and Powers

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Kazehana is an experienced fighter who has the ability to control and manipulate wind, which also grants her a limited ability to fly. Kazehana herself stated that she had plenty of experience, fighting various types. According to Uzume not even No. #05 Mutsu would be a match for her[8].

Attacks:

  • Kaze no Tachi (風の太刀, Wind Sword)[9]
  • Hana Utage (花宴, Flower Banquet)
  • Hana Sakura (花桜, Cherry Flowers (also translated as Glimmering Petals))[10]
  • Hana no Mae (花の舞, Flower Dance)

Norito

Further information: Norito

Basically, it's a form to use a large amount of power. Every Sekirei it's said to have it. The form to execute requires two steps:

  1. A kiss with their Ashikabi.
  2. A prayer.

Prayer:Wind of my pledge, blow away the dark clouds that befall my Ashikabi!

  • Hana Senpuu (花旋風, Flower Whirlwind)[4]
  • Kami-Kaze (花美風, Flower Beauty Wind)[11]

Major Battles

History

Kazehana is one of the oldest Sekirei and was once a member of the 'first generation' Disciplinary Squad, defending Kamikura Island[12]. After Minaka rejected her love to him, she left the Disciplinary Squad and started to travel and enjoy all the different food and sake[13]. At some point before the story starts she also lived in Izumo Inn[7].

Synopsis

Kazehana first appearance

Kazehana surprises Kuno

Kazehana was first mentioned by Kakizaki when he ordered Uzume in the hospital to terminate her[1]. Kazehana first appeared in person during Uzume's fight against Kuno, Musubi and Tsukiumi[10]. She disliked that the rule of one to one fights was broken and sided with Uzume taking her into safety on a nearby roof. Apparently Kazehana knew the identity behind the "Veiled Sekirei", asking how Miya is doing. Uzume then removed the veil hiding her face and challenged Kazehana. Kazehana refuses to fight her but Uzume launched her attack nonetheless. Kazehana overpowered her easily and touched her Sekirei crest ready to terminate her.
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Kazehana supporting Uzume

Not willing to do so Kazehana suggested a deal, if Uzume pays for a round of Sake she would watch over her. Both of them ended up completely drunk, hardly able to walk and speak, and passed out in Minato's room[7]. The next morning when both woke up in Minato's room Kazehana showed a first reaction towards Minato, stating he really looked like "him".

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Uzume and Kazehana sleeping in Minato's room

While questioned what this is supposed to mean, it is revealed that Kazehana also once lived in Izumo Inn. Also Kazehana agreed to keep Uzume's second identity a secret making her now the only member of Minato's party who knows the true identity of the Veiled Sekirei[7].

The Escape Plan

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Kazehana in Seo's appartement

Later, when Kuno and her Ashikabi explained their situation to Minato's party Kazehana decided to help them escape as well, giving the reason a Sekirei should live with love[14]. When Minato and Seo discussed their escape plan, Kazehana popped out of nowhere stating she was just eavesdropping to the surprise of all others who didn't notice her presence before[15]. Kazehana decides to stay over at Izumo Inn for some time to help in the escape, stating she would be in Minato's hands making Minato blush. Amused about Minatos innocent reaction she starts to giggle and notices again the similarities of Minato to "that person". At this moment Kazehanas Sekirei Crest starts to react, confusing her deeply[2].

Back at Izumo Inn Kazehana throws a farewell party for Kuno and Shigi[16]. At the next morning Kazehana peeks into the rooms of Kuno and Shigi as well as Minatos. She enters Minato's room and confirms that her Sekirei crest is reacting to him. Her body gets more and more excited and she ended up nearly kissing him and thus get winged if Minato had not woke up in this moment and interrupted it. After that Kazehana asks Minato out for a talk asking him about his father. Minato tells her that he doesn't know who it is but that he must be alive but that his mother always kept quiet about him. Minato asks Kazehana then if she doesn't plan to take part in the Sekirei plan. Kazehana answers that there once was someone she loved but that she got rejected. If that person couldn't be her Ashikabi, things like the Sekirei plan would be meaningless for her. Besides that person any other Ashikabi would be unnecessary. To Minato's surprise Kazehana then asks if he would want her, the strength of her. He agrees, and so Kazehana decided to put him up to the test. He has to show her that he is a man[17].

The Escape

Later at the same day the escape plan was put into action and Kazehanas part was to take out some MBI guards at the train station which she does effortlessly stating they were pretty weak. She thinks that it's cute from Minato giving her such an easy job. Afterwards she takes a rest, wondering what manly traits Minato would show her and stating she can't wait for it and says she is starting to fall for Minato[18].

Kazehana is next seen watching the fight between Minatos party and the Disciplinary Squad standing on a pillar, desperately holding herself back not to join in. When Musubi's Sekirei crest disappeared and Minato was crying in pain, she commented that that would be his grief and that the end would be near. Just because she knows that he is crying her heart hurts and she wonders what is wrong with her.[19]. After Tsukiumi and Yume rescued Minato's party and he collapses realizing how naive he was and how his decision brought everyone in grave danger, Kazehana decides to show herself again and is heading towards Minato smiling. When Minato sees the broken down Bridge and realizes their escape route is blocked, Kazehana appears and asks if he was calling for her. Minato then answers he doesn't think of himself as a worthy Ashikabi but right now he wants her and that he needs Kazehanas power of the wind. She blushes, takes Minato's head in her hands and says he should call her by her name, Kazehana[20]. She puts him on the ground, goes on top and tells him that she already saw the man inside him. It would be ok if he is a good for nothing, cause he would worry about Sekirei, he would cry for Sekirei and love the Sekirei. That would be the type of Ashikabi the Sekirei need. The wind who would blow from him wouldn't be the least bit reliable but very gentle.

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Kazehana gets winged

After this speech Kazehana kisses Minato extensively (two times), making Tsukiumi envious, and thus get winged, stating that her feelings for that person are fading away, their previous love seems to had been set free. Minato then asks Kazehana to help Kuno and Shigi to cross the bridge with the power of wind. Kazehana kisses Minato a third time using her Norito to blow both of them to the other side. Afterwards, asked by Tsukiumi, Kazehana reveals that her previous love was none other than MBI president Minaka Hiroto, much to the surprise of Musubi and Tsukiumi[3]. She then hugs Minato stating she now has a new boyfriend, causing Tsukiumi to attack her. Kazehana starts to tease Tsukiumi by blowing up her clothes and calling her miss panties flasher. Minato then interrupts the fight saying that they all should get along causing a another strange reaction from Kazehana who then acts like a teenager in love. Kazehana and Tsukiumi were making up with each other calling their fight a truce when Haihane interrupts them. Kazehana annoyed by Haihane's behaviour tells her that only No 01, the president and from now on Minato can talk like that to her and blows Haihane back into the river, making the rest speechless by the amount of her power. Minato's party then tries to escape but the injured Minato and the powerless Musubi are holding them back. When the MBI guards are approaching, Kazehana suggests to just blow them away but stops when Minato's mother appears and tells them that they won't harm them and to be obedient for a while [4]. Kazehana is seen to avoid his mother for some reason and she was the only one who could escape the nets fired by the MBI guards. Sahashi Takami tells Kazehana to inform Miya that they won't hurt them and Kazehana vanishes[21].

Living in Izumo Inn

Kazehana in an apron

Kazehana in an apron

After Minato returns to Izumo Inn from the hospital, Kazehana greets him enthusiastically nearly naked just wearing an apron what immediately caused a nosebleed from Minato and a scolding by Miya. She also calls herself for the first time his wife. She then returns to Uzume's room to pick something else to wear what could make Minato happy. While she is searching in the closet Uzume tries to touch her Sekirei crest thinking about terminating Kazehana. At that moment Kazehana turns around and asks Uzume about her Ashikabi. Uzume then gives all the costumes to Kazehana stating she doesn't need them anymore leaving Kazehana with a contemplative expression[5].

In the following chapters Kazehana has only minor appearances mostly showing her lovey dovey behavior towards Minato, gets into trouble with Miya[22], driving Tsukiumi nuts when cheating in the shopping races or bathing with the rest teasing Homura[6]. All this shows that she is now also part of the Izumo Inn.

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After some carefree time Homura tries to kill Minato because of his reaction to him and thus his identity as Sekirei is revealed. Till then most of Minato's party, except Kazehana and Matsu, had no idea that Kagari was in truth the Sekirei No 6 Homura[23]. Along with the other Sekirei Kazehana agrees that Minato should attempt to help and wing Homura and sets out with the others to find him[24]. Minato's party reaches the place Homura is fighting in the last minute to prevent Homura to kill himself. When they arrive Kazehana states that she can't let him kill the president while the memories of her former love are still pure, immediately correcting herself saying it's not like she had still a lingering affection for him.

When the surprised eastern party started to show her will to fight, Kazehana promptly picked the veiled Uzume to prevent a fight between her and Tsukiumi and as well to find out more about the reasons of Uzume's strange behavior. When asked by Uzume why Kazehana isn't surprised to see her here, she reveals that she knew that Uzume went for her Sekirei crest and that Uzume had embraced the darkness. Kazehana asked if this was all for the sake of Uzume's Ashikabi and as she heard that this is the case she is convinced to fight her seriously, stating that she herself believes that Uzume's actions itself are wrong, but as a Sekirei Kazehana strongly believes they are right[25]. The fight ended unexpectedly with the retreat of the east including Uzume[8].

Some time later Minato got asked to help in an escape for another Ashikabi but refused. Kazehana agreed to his decision cause she was of the opinion that she doesn't like people who fight as much as they want and when it gets serious they run away[26]. When Minato got called to his match in the third stage Kazehana offered her help stating he would need someone experienced but Minato didn't choose her[26][27]. Kazehana is then seen to watch the fight of her Ashikabi and companions together with Matsu in her room[28]. After Minato's party has won she is seen cheering in joy stating the result is as expected of the man she admires[29]. After the fight with the east and Uzume, Minato and party returned to Izumo Inn. They got spotted by Kazehana and Kusano. Kazehana simply fetched Kusano and used her powers to fly towards Minato ending on top of him, as excuse stating it was a failed landing[30].

When Minato's party decided to help Uzume she waved Miya off and tells her to spoil Takehito's heaps. She then sees Musubi and the others of to the hospital while she stayed behind with Minato and Homura. She thanks Minato for helping Uzume and was thinking about Sekireis battling each other and her feelings as older sister for all Sekireis. Minato thanks her that she tried to cheer him up when he was worried about Uzume. She hugs Minato on the back and Uzume appears[31]. Minato tries to talk to Uzume but Kazehana interrupts him and pointed out that two other Sekirei are present. Uzume demands the Jinki and starts to attack Kazehana who replies that the "Veiled Sekirei" has no access to Izumo Inn. One of the other Sekirei, No. 40 Shi, creates on opening for Uzume to strike at Minato through attacking Kazehana[32]. After Minato was able to tell Uzume that the others try to save Chiho she plays along to buy time.[33] When Uzume changed sides Shi attacked and got terminated by Kazehana, who afterwards remarked Uzume most likely got the wrong Ashikabi, seeing everything Minato has done for her[9] While dying Uzume asked Minato to take care of Chiho, Kazehana confirmed that Minato is a reliable man and not to worry. Shortly after Uzume got terminated Kazehana got again battle ready as the Disciplinary Squad arrived but didn't act.[34]

Anime and Manga differences

  • In the Anime, Kazehana is winged at the brewery on the docks. In the Manga, she is winged during the escape at the bridge.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 29
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 38
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 50
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sekirei Manga chapter 51
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 54
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 56
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Sekirei Manga chapter 35
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 67
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 106
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 32
  11. Sekirei Manga chapter 158
  12. Sekirei Manga chapter 71
  13. Sekirei Manga chapter 73
  14. Sekirei Manga chapter 36
  15. Sekirei Manga chapter 37
  16. Sekirei Manga chapter 39
  17. Sekirei Manga chapter 40
  18. Sekirei Manga chapter 41
  19. Sekirei Manga chapter 47
  20. Sekirei Manga chapter 49
  21. Sekirei Manga chapter 52
  22. Sekirei Manga chapter 55
  23. Sekirei Manga chapter 60
  24. Sekirei Manga chapter 61
  25. Sekirei Manga chapter 65
  26. 26.0 26.1 Sekirei Manga chapter 84
  27. Sekirei Manga chapter 85
  28. Sekirei Manga chapter 88
  29. Sekirei Manga chapter 95
  30. Sekirei Manga chapter 98
  31. Sekirei Manga chapter 103
  32. Sekirei Manga chapter 104
  33. Sekirei Manga chapter 105
  34. Sekirei Manga chapter 107

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