IS Representative of Japan
|Name in Japanese:||更識 簪|
|Romaji Translation:||Sarashiki Kanzashi|
|Nickname/s:|| Kanzashi-chan (from Tatenashi) |
|Light Novel Debut:||Volume 7, Chapter 1|
|Manga Debut:||Not Yet Available|
|Anime Debut:||Season 2, Episode 7|
|Appears in:||Light Novel & Anime|
|Voice Actor:||Suzuko Mimori|
|Relatives:||Tatenashi Sarashiki (older sister)|
|Occupation:||1st year IS Academy Student (Class Four)|
|Academic Standing:||IS Representative Candidate of Japan|
|Infinite Stratos (IS):||Uchigane Nishiki|
Kanzashi Sarashiki (更識 簪, Sarashiki Kanzashi) is a 1st year student at the IS Academy in Class Four, younger sister of the Student Council President, Tatenashi Sarashiki and the IS Representative Candidate of Japan. She appears in Volume 7.
Kanzashi has blue hair and dark red eyes like her older sister. Her IS Academy uniform consist of the typical white and red blouse with two hairpins on both sides of her head (right and left) and yellow leggings. She also wears a pair of glasses.
Kanzashi is the opposite of Tatenashi. While her older sister is cheerful and talkative, she's a serious person and doesn't talk to people very much. In fact, this is because the other girls of the IS Academy don't like her because she wasn't attending classes for a long time and that maybe she has privileges because of being the Student Council President's younger sister, so the other girls have envy. It is also revealed that she likes anime and admires heros. Kanzashi is capable of restaining herself and avoiding attacking others in anger. Her older sister was even shock to hear that she slapped Ichika. But can be quite violent when she does and attack ruthlessly and recklessly.
- Ichika Orimura - She was asked by Ichika to be his partner during the tournament at the IS Academy (Tatenashi asked Ichika to do it). Since people usually are not nice to her, she took it as a bad joke and slapped Ichika. After that event, she started to fall for Ichika, so she finally accepted his petition.
- Tatenashi Sarashiki - Her older sister. She doesn't like her older sister because she thinks she's (Tatenashi) too perfect and she feels useless compared to her. Their relationship finally improved after the fight against the "Automated IS". They started being able talk and work together with any problems.
- Honne Nohotoke - Honne is Kanzashi's personal maid and given their opposite personalities creates a energetic relationship
Infinite Stratos & AbilitiesEditKanzashi is a representative candidate of Japan but without a personal IS. This is because the lab where her IS was being designed delayed the construction to built Ichika's Byakushiki instead. By that reason, Kanzashi had to customize an Uchigane provided by the IS Academy, transforming it into Uchigane Nishiki. Abilities of her IS will be updated afterwards.
Kanzashi comes from the great and prominent Sarashiki family. As a Sarashiki, she had to excel as much as she could in every aspect she could and even more. However, due to her sister, Tatenashi, being a "prodigy" in almost everything she did, Kanzashi developed and inferiority complex towards her, becoming a shy and gloomy person, secluded from everyone else, especially from her sister.
Between this and her entering the IS Academy, she was called to be a representative candidate of Japan, with a IS development company promising her of giving her a Personal IS. However, when Ichika entered the academy, the IS company started developing his IS, Byakushiki, instead, leaving Kanzashi without her Personal IS, forcing her to customize her own using a Uchigane from the IS Academy, which became Uchigane Nishiki in the future. From this point she started having a grudge against Ichika.
When Kanzashi entered the academy, she was seeing as a bother by the other girls, since they thought her absense during all that time was justified and without a punishment just because her sister was the Student Council President, making her even more lonely than she was (with the exception of the Nohotoke sisters, since they are childhood friends with the Sarashikis). A time after that, the Tag.Team Tournament was going to be held on the academy, so Ichika, doing a favor to Tatenashi, decided to pair with Kanzashi. She refused at first, even though Ichika tried really hard, but eventually his kindness touched her heart and she decided to pair with him (although she didn't mean it 100% percent, since she confused a daydream with the reality). She eventually fell in love with Ichika.
After finalizing customizing the Uchigane Nishiki (thanks to Ichika's data, which was actually Tatenashi's Mysterious Lady's), Kanzashi and Ichika were going to have their first match against Houki and Tatenashi, but an unexpected event, the arrival of 5 unmanned Golem III IS, made the tournament be cancelled. She was at first scared of fighting, but after seeing Tatenashi's sacrifice to save her, she obtained her resolve to battle and destroy the Golems.
After the incident, she managed to fix her relationship with Tatenashi.
In Volume 8 and episode 10, it seems that she has officially joined Ichika's harem. While scared by them at first, they start getting along with each well recognize her as another rival.
She is seen firing a volley of missiles to M in the Silent Zephyrs in the opening of Season 2
Her quotes will be updated when available.
- Kanzashi's name means "hairpin" (kanzashi, 簪). This is probably because of her weird-looking hairpins.
- Ironically, the type of anime and manga that she likes it's the type of Infinite Stratos. In the light novel, Kanzashi gives Ichika some mangas she likes which involves robots (the IS), teenage love (Ichika's harem) and heroes (Ichika, who protects others).