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Yu Kanda
(神田 ユウ, Kanda Yū?) Seiyū: Takahiro Sakurai

Kanda has long blue hair, which the mangaka notes that he uses soap to wash. At one point in the anime, Lavi braids Kanda's hair, causing himself to nearly get sliced by Mugen. He also comments that Kanda is a "pretty-type character", and Allen occasionally calls him "feminine face". However, Kanda has a harsh tongue, a foul mouth, and a cold manner, and tends to say "che" a lot. His master, General Tiedoll, calls him "an antisocial humbug."

Yu is Kanda's given name, but he dislikes being called that. He calls Allen "beansprout" (モヤシ, moyashi?), because compared to him, Allen is somewhat short and of a slight build, not to mention Kanda is older. Kanda seems to know Lavi (who even calls Allen "bean sprout" for a while because Kanda does too), though he does not hesitate with his usual threats if Lavi calls Kanda by his given name. However, it is clear that Kanda does care for his fellow Exorcists and the Finders (whom he claims not to care about). For example, he saves Allen from an Akuma (despite his own injuries) even though he said earlier that he would not help Allen even if Allen were about to die. He also rescues Gozu, a Finder who accompanies him on several missions. He masks his emotions and often claims, "It's none of my business."

I KNOW HIS FAVOURITE LINE IS ,'it's non of my business'

Kanda's favorite foods are soba noodles and tempura (especially pumpkin, shishitou (a small, sweet green pepper), and lotus root). Kanda dislikes many things, to the point that "there are too many to write down". However, Kanda himself points out that he hates people with naive personalities (Allen), people who do not keep their promises (Allen, who promises to protect Lala and Guzol but is severely injured during battle), cursed people (upon his first encounter with Allen), people who cannot keep their mouths shut (General Tiedoll), people who call him by his given name (Lavi), and "sweet things" (as in food, especially cake and candy).

An 18-year-old Exorcist from Japan, Kanda is the first Exorcist that Allen meets at the black order HQ[3]. He can recover much faster than ordinary humans due to a mysterious tattoo above his heart (possibly the word 'Om'). Kanda seems to be able to withstand the blood of Akuma because of the tattoo. It is related to a lotus flower, sealed in an hourglass, that sits in Kanda's room and is connected to his life. It is said that when it wilts, he will die. His purpose in life is to find a person that he refers to as "that someone"; he states that the search will be hard, but until then, he will never allow himself to die. So far, the lotus flower has lost three petals, but is otherwise still robust--it still has 10 petals left. The hourglass and flower are said to be his only personal possessions. His birthday is on June 6.

Kanda is introduced into the series when the gatekeeper of the Black Order mistakenly identifies Allen as an Akuma. Kanda, the first to respond, attacks Allen and damages his left arm (Allen's anti-Akuma weapon). After questioning Allen about his arm, Kanda attacks again, only to be stopped by Lenalee. Allen then attempts to introduce himself civilly, but Kanda coldly brushes him off ("Like I'd shake the hand of someone who's cursed."). Allen later clashes with Kanda again, this time over Kanda's insensitive treatment of the Finders, and their mutual dislike grows.

To both Allen and Kanda's dismay, they are paired with each other for Allen's first mission (which is to find a piece of Innocence in Matel, Italy). When they find the Innocence serving as the heart of a living doll named Lala, Kanda wants to take the Innocence immediately, against Lala and her human companion Guzol's wishes; however, Allen objects to this idea. They argue until a level 2 Akuma appears. Allen attempts to fight it but is hindered by his Innocence, which rebounds at the last moment. However, Kanda steps in (despite his own injuries) and protects Allen, and they destroy the Akuma together. Kanda's wounds, though serious, heal in three days (to the great surprise of hospital staff), and he departs on another mission.

Kanda next appears in the company of his teammates, Noise Marie and Daisya Barry. When Daisya is killed by Tyki Mikk, Kanda and Marie continue on and find their master, General Tiedoll, who is searching for people compatible with Innocence. Together, the three of them travel to Edo to help General Cross' group fight the Millennium Earl. Kanda arrives in time to save Chaoji and Lenalee from Tyki Mikk. After the battle, when Lenalee is kidnapped by Lero, Kanda enters the Ark with Allen, Lavi, Chaoji, and Krory to save her.

Inside the ark, Kanda engages the Noah Skin Boric in a one-on-one battle, allowing the others to go ahead. After an intense fight, he defeats him, but at the cost of some of his life. Mugen is also shattered in this battle; however, it is only broken into fragments, not destroyed like Allen's was, so Kanda is able to remain as an Exorcist (later, in a comic manner, the shattered Innocence of Kanda and also Lavi are shown in burlap bags awaiting Komui's repair). However, Kanda is too late to rejoin the others, and he is "lost" as the Ark collapses. Later, when Allen restores the Ark, Kanda (along with the other "lost" exorcists) is revived.

Upon his return to the human world, Kanda is forced into the infirmary with the other Exorcists. He tries to leave, but General Tiedoll makes him stay. After a while, he is released, and he returns to his own quarters. When the level 4 Akuma attacks headquarters, Kanda protects Komui with a normal sword, since Mugen has not yet been repaired. Joined by Lavi and Allen, he fights the level 4 with everything he has, taking a lot of damage in the process, in order to save Komui, Lenalee, and Hevlaska. When Allen holds back an attack from the level 4, Kanda and Lavi both grab onto Allen's sword to help. After the battle is over, Kanda is seen sword fighting with Allen in a bet where the loser of the fight has to cut off his hair. Later, he is seen as a child, just like Lavi, due to the effects of a potion found during the Head quarter's moving process. 10 days after the HQ's move is complete, his Mugen has been completely refurbished, now looking like a formal katana.

Kanda's anti-Akuma weapon is a black katana called "Mugen" (六幻, Six Illusions?), which turns silver when activated. He runs his index and middle finger through the back of the blade to activate it. He has shown three illusions so far:

Kaichū: Ichigen (界蟲「一幻」, Kaichū: Ichigen? First Illusion: Hell's Insects): Kanda swings his sword and releases a small swarm of supernatural creatures that devour his opponents.
Nigentou (二幻刀, Nigentou? Double Illusion Blades): Kanda covers his sword and scabbard in a coat of energy and generates an energy blade, creating two impossibly sharp weapons.
Hakka Tourou (八花蟷螂, Hakka Tourou? Eight Flowers Praying Mantis): Using Nigentou, Kanda quickly slashes the enemy eight times. The slashes collectively resemble a flower.
Shouka (昇華, Shouka? lit. Sublimate): Kanda activates the power of his tattoo, and his pupil changes into three dots. Veins also rise around his eyes. Once Shouka is activated, Kanda can activate Sangenshiki.
Sangenshiki (禁忌「三幻式」, Sangenshiki? Taboo Three Illusions): Kanda drastically increases his speed and strength at the cost of some of his life.

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Waaaaahhhh. it was soooo sad. wat kanda said like everything.
i wrote so much down it would probably take forever to read.

but my two favourite lines from ep 87 are , 'che. (they all begin with che by the way) i'm gonna have to apoligize to komui when i get back.'
and ,'che. i'm gonna be scolded by those guys.'
which is the last thing he says.

awwww. i thought he actually died.
i was screaming around the house.

too kanda crazy. it's sorta pathetic
i got sooooo mad.
Posted 9/14/08
The same goes for me, I couldn't stop crying, I was crying in hours. But when Allen started to play the piano and I saw he was alive I started to cry again. Happy tears you know.

Is it other Kanda fans than me who likes episode 33 and 34?
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OMG! Those were my favourite episodes!!! they were the best! wow.

and when he said all that.
like the 'baga. move.'
'go ahead.'

and everything about the LOTUSES!!!
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this is apart of the stuff i wrote to my bestfriend (she didn't really care though cause she's lavi crazy. you don't know how glad i am to find a kanda friend)she never read it.

here goes.
this was um...august 28th, 2008

AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWw.
AND HE SEES THE LOTUS FLOWER!! I HOPE HE DOESN"T DIE.
finally they get into more kanda stuff.
it's been driving me nuts.
aw. and he asks himself,"a lotus flower?'
and the girl says, "I didn't know these flowers bloomed until today."
OFCOURSE IT"S BECAUSE KANDA SAMA IS THERE!

AWWWW. AND KANDA SAYS,'it could have been the first time they've bloomed."
I'm gonna fall in love with lotus flowers now.
REN was a lotus!!!!
'lotus flowers sleeps for a thousand years.and then bloom once again."
I never knew that kanda was so nice to girls.
well...to lotuses which is keeping him alive.

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!~!!!!
and the girls like,"but I pity them. as soon as they blosum. they wither and die."
KANDA!!! DON"T DIE!!!!!
and kanda's like,"no. they don't wither and die."
" because they're lotus flowers they'll bloom again."

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! I LOVE KANDA! I LOVE LOTUSES! LOVE MUGEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWWW KANDA'S SO NICE.
THE GIRL'S LIKE,'REALLY?'
AND KANDA'S LIKE, 'YEAH.'
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH KANDA'S SOOOO NICE!!!!
LOVE HIS VOICE!!!

'it's painful for these flowers, neh?'
the girl doesn't know she's talking about kanda.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
and poor KANDA!
he's just like, "they're just flowers."

and that's just apart of it.
i sorta wrote too much for the human brain to take in at once.
i guess that's why she never read it.
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and when kanda saved that finder
*nod to self*
he really is the best. beyond best.
Posted 9/14/08
I totally agree and I love his comments! They are genious. I was really sad around ep. 70 (I think), Kanda wasn't in one episode for a long time. So I had to watch the opening and ending song for to see him. I get mad by not seeing him.
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OMG! I KNOW!
i almost gave up on watching the anime
i even recorded it. from ep47 to ep 74 or something like that. he came up like twice.
i just skipped through those episodes i was so mad.

and i thought he was one of the main characters. it just drove me nuts.
but all the episodes that have him are just the best.
Posted 9/14/08
I didn't think he would die, I just felt "No way, there is no way Kanda can die now!" And he didn't die, luckily.
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i know!
cause he didn't even find 'that person' he was looking for
and nothing made sense.

but i still cried.
Posted 9/14/08
I know, and who is "that person" btw?
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no one knows.
it's like the topic everyone's discussing about.

people think it's his sister.
but it never hints he has a sister anywhere.
it's probably like a sasuku itachi thing? (have you watched naruto?)
Posted 9/14/08
Yeah, I'm watching Naruto Shippuuden at the moment. I think it's something like that too. Someone even believe it's a girl he loves, but I don't think so.
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lol. i don't think so either.
haha.
but you'll never know. even though he's always so anti social.

why does it have to be a girl?

I sorta gave up watching Naruto. so far it's code geass and d.gray man.
Posted 9/14/08

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lol. i don't think so either.
haha.
but you'll never know. even though he's always so anti social.

why does it have to be a girl?

I sorta gave up watching Naruto. so far it's code geass and d.gray man.


I also watch Code Geass. Naruto is getting kind of boring now. Do you watch Bleach?

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