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狩野 すみれ Sumire Kanō
Ohashi High School
Sakura Kano (sister)
Wendee Lee (English)
Sumire Kano is the former student council president and always manages to get the top grades in school; she is a scholarship student and has horrible eyesight, yet prefers not to wear glasses. Sumire likes Yusaku and as a result is the object of a one-sided hostility from Taiga. She later leaves and studies abroad in America, as she wants to become an astronaut, and because of this, she rejects Yusaku's confession and conceals her own feelings, so that he will not pursue her in America.
She has a strong-minded personality which she depends on to be a figure to those who will follow. Sumire is strong, tall, imposing, and cold, yet very beautiful but she actually has a softer side. Sumire can be also seen as really smart, as she is a scholarship student and always gets high grades at school and also manages being the student council. As mentioned in her first episode, she can be quite forgetful, proven by her not remembering how many students forgot their handbooks, and said by Taiga, as she forgot to say "At ease."
Sumire is really strong-minded but actually quite kind, she is afraid to hurt other people and also helps other people when they are in need. This is shown when she helps Yusaku and invites him to join the Student Council after he got rejected by Taiga. Another example is also when Yusaku confesses his feelings for her, but rejected him in order for him not to follow her in America because the school will need a new student council president.
She has long, beautiful dark blue hair and eyes. She wears the school uniform, consisting of a grey skirt, white ruffled blouse and a red coat.
Not much is known about Sumire's background. Sumire has a younger sister named Sakura Kano who is a year younger than her. Her parents also own a supermarket.
The days leading up to her departure for America, Kitamura confesses to Sumire in front of the whole school that he loves her, but Sumire turns him down, afraid that she would be a burden, as she knows he would chase her anywhere.
However, this enrages Taiga, who bursts into her classroom and demands a fight, to which Sumire accepts. The two fight, and Taiga calls her cowardly and foul for rejecting Kitamura, the fight continues until Ryuuji Takasu comes in and pulls Taiga off of Sumire. Sumire then confesses that she is in fact in love with Kitamura, but she doesn't want him to chase after her to America. Kitamura hears this and thanks her, claiming he still loves her. She leaves for America shortly after.
- Sumire bears a resemblance to Ami Kawashima - both have blue hair, both are close to Yusaku, and both have a cold personality.
- Sumire appears to be highly skilled in Kendo and Judo as she uses it during the fight with Taiga, hinting that she is also a skilled member in the high school's Kendo and Judo clubs.
- Her first name is only mentioned twice in the anime series.
- Sumire is the student council president and always manages to get the best grades in school. This makes her a scholarship student.
|Ryuuji Takasu • Taiga Aisaka • Minori Kushieda • Yusaku Kitamura • Ami Kawashima|
|Inko • Yasuko Takasu • Sumire Kano • Maya Kihara • Nanako Kashii • Yuri Koigakubo • Koji Haruta • Hisamitsu Noto • Sakura Kano • Kota Tomiie|