|Age|| 16 (Early)|
17 (Later on)
|Relatives, etc.||Mitsuo (Ex-Boyfriend)|
|Hair||Black (Brown in the manga)|
|Occupation||High school student|
|Anime debut||Episode 5|
|Manga debut||Chapter 10|
|English Voice||Maggie Flecknoe|
Kana Kimishima (君嶋 加奈, lit. Kimishima Kana) is a disobedient "bad girl" who develops a crush on Shinichi. She has the ability to sense Parasites. Though he didn't return her feelings, her death leaves a lasting emotional strain on Shinichi.
She has black hair that falls just below her shoulders and often wore a pair of pink ear muffs when out in public. She also sported a brown overcoat and black leggings.
In the manga, her bangs are quite messy and she wears a long skirt with her uniform. She is seen in a leather jacket on the cover of some chapters.
She was a calm and care-free person, only seeking out entertainment occasionally through bullying. Because of her care-free nature, she had no qualms with her friends bullying others as well, except for when it came to Shinichi. She often became embarrassed about her dreams of Shinichi, and was extremely stubborn after developing a crush on him. She even tried with her best efforts to keep him and Satomi apart. Despite his own warnings, Kana continued to pursue him, believing her ability was a gift linking her to Shinichi. She even voiced that she could supposedly sense him specifically out of everyone. However, her death was proof that she was wrong.
She was first seen alongside her boyfriend Mitsuo, as they were beating up Nagai. While Mitsuo was beating on Shinichi, she took pity on him, and made him stop. As she was talking to Shinichi, she looked into his eyes, and became frightened from what she saw in them. Mitsuo then calls her to leave, which she does.
After a confrontation between Mitsuo and Shinichi, she later developed feelings for Shinichi. Against his words and Mitsuo's jealousy, she started following Shinichi around and appearing sporadically in his life. Though Shinichi tried to explain to Kana the extent of her abilities and what he was, she didn't fully believe him. She still foolishly believed her ability was a gift that destined her for Shinichi. She constantly tried to prove that her abilities were a link to him, though she had admitted when she supposedly "sensed" him, she'd run into others that weren't him. Despite the protests that these were dangerous beings she was following, she still refused to give up trying to "sense" Shinichi.
Through practicing her powers by searching for Shinichi more, she developed them enough that Migi warned Shinichi she was, unintentionally, sending out a signal that attracts other parasites. Shinichi would try to contact her to meet one last time, to beg her to quit trying "sense" him, and explain that her stubbornness or refusal would be her undoing. At their meeting place, she would once again try to sense him out, only to unintentionally signal to another parasite. She was killed trying to escape to Shinichi for his protection, as displayed in her dreams.
She died in his arms, attempting to tell him her dreams. Mitsuo would blame Shinichi for her death, and it was clear Shinichi blamed himself as well.
Abilities & Powers
Parasite Sensory: Kana has the ability to sense the presence of parasites. An ability, that besides the actual parasites themselves, only one other person has. She often mistook her ability as a message that she and Shinichi were soul mates. Though this often got her into trouble as when she mistook Shimada for Shinichi.
In both the manga and anime, she was shown to practice using her abilities in public, in hopes of sensing Shinichi in crowds. As Kana's powers grew, Migi said that Kana was starting to emit a signal of her own that other parasites could sense. Ultimately, her inability to differentiate between Shinichi and other parasites lead to her death.
Due to her inexperience of differentiating with her power, Kana is at a high risk of danger of running into a parasite instead of Shinichi.
- In the manga, Kana was seen smoking on numerous occasions.
- In the anime, a blue teddy bear with a straw hat is seen on Kana's bedside table after she awakes from her dream of Shinichi in episode 12, a possible reference to the Straw Hat Pirates of the anime One Piece