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Kanami Ishizaki
Kanami Ishizaki
Gender Female
Race Human
Age 27 (The Black Contractor)
30 (Gemini of the Meteor)
Professional Status
Former Affiliation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Former Occupation Head Staff at the Observatory
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 1, Episode 4
Last Seen Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 33
Japanese Voice Sanae Kobayashi
English Voice Monica Rial

Kanami Ishizaki (石崎 金波? Ishizaki Kanami) is a scientist who served as the head of staff at the Observatory. She is the best friend of Misaki Kirihara.


Kanami attended high school with Misaki Kirihara and Alice Wang.[1]


Kanami is known to have a carefree personality. She also smokes.


Kanami has wavy medium-length light brown hair that she typically keeps tied up in a short ponytail with two bangs of hair framing her face and brown eyes. She wears pink lipstick and she often wears revealing clothing, something that Misaki Kirihara dislikes.

Part in the Story[]

The Black Contractor[]

Shikkoku No Hana[]

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Kamami hacking PANDORA's servers.

Kanami quits her job at the Observatory after it is decided that the Doll system should be closed. While discussing this with Misaki, she states that she is thinking of leaving Japan and taking up an invitation to be work at an observatory in Hawaii. She states that she wants to live as far away form Hell's Gate and Contractors as possible. She teases Misaki about Hei before reassuring her after she reveals the struggle she has had with catching Hei and making things better. Misaki tells her that Section 4 is being dissolved and she will be transferred elsewhere. She thanks Kanami for listening and leaves.[2]

Kanami later hacks in to PANDORA's servers in order to scan the Nishijima building for Misaki. She then informs Misaki that things appear to be serious there, with everything below the lab level sealed off as enemy forces are inside. Misaki asks if there is another way in and Kanami tells her about a crane on the roof of the second tower of the building which she might be able to use to gain access to the tower she wishes to infiltrate.[3]

Gemini of the Meteor[]

Kanami discusses the disappearance of BK-201's star with Misaki on the phone and tells her to forget about him and get another man.[4]


Season One Appearances
The Star of a Contract Fell... The New Star Twinkles in the Dawn Sky... The Red Dream of a Calamity... The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance... The Pure White Dress Is Stained... Within the Wall...
On a Silver Night... The Memory of Betrayal I'll Sing a Love Song... Without Dreaming Shallow Dreams... The City of Regulations... God's in His Heaven...
Meteor Shower Is the Dream That a God of Death Has... Beneath Cherry Blossoms...
Season Two Appearances
The Black Cat Doesn't Have a Dream of the Star... The Fallen Meteor... Vanishing Into the Snow Field... The Ark Trembles on the Lake... Gunpowder Smoke Drifts Away, Life Drifts Away... The Smell is Sweet, the Heart is Bitter...
The Doll Sings to the Wind Flower... On Summer Days, the Sun Sways... A Sudden Meeting On A Certain Day... Your Smile in the Street of Lies... The Water Bottom Dries, the Moon is Full... The Ark of Stars


  • The name Kanami means "gold, money, metal" (金) (ka) and "wave, breaker" (波) (nami).
  • Kanami's surname Ishizaki means "stone" (石) (ishi) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (saki/zaki).


  • Kanami is shown to smoke.
    • Because of her smoking habits, Misaki Kirihara constantly tells her to stop due to her dislike for smoke and obedience to prohibition rules because of this.
  • Kanami advised Misaki to forget about BK-201 (Hei) and find another man.


  1. The Black Contractor, Episode 10
  2. Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 17 pages 13-21
  3. Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 29 pages 5-6
  4. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 3


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