I'm living as my ideal self. I always knew I was blessed even when compared to my peers. I have a good memory and so I excelled in academics. I'm also good at sports. I'm also confident when it comes to socializing. I'm also a very flexible person and I can adapt to almost any situation. So. "Am I a perfect human being?" If you ask me that, the answer would be 'no'.
— Kikyō Kushida's monologue, Light Novel Volume 6
|Eye Colour||Crimson Gradient|
|Class||1-D (1st Year)
2-D (2nd Year)
|Group||Suzune's Study Group (formerly)|
|Affiliation||Advanced Nurturing High School|
|Light Novel||Volume 1|
|Manga||Volume 1, Room 0.5|
|Japanese||Yurika Kubo (Anime)
Minami Takahashi (PV 2015)
Kikyō Kushida (
Kikyō is a teenage girl who is considered highly attractive by the boys in her class and other boys in the school with short beige-colored hair, gradient crimson eyes, she is noted for having a well-endowed figure and an average height. When she is outside school, she wears a light blue dress with white color and has a teal-colored jacket covering it.
Kikyō boasts tremendous popularity among students as the D-Class' idol who aims to be friends with everyone not just in D-Class, as shown when she extended to befriending Honami Ichinose of B-Class. She wants to get along well with Suzune Horikita (Kikyō's classmate), but the latter coldly refuses her multiple gestures of friendship.
It is revealed that she also has a hidden side to her personality where she professed her hatred for Suzune, while Kiyotaka Ayanokōji listened. After she caught him watching, she warned him not to tell anyone or else she would accuse him of sexual assault. She also felt no hesitation or uneasiness when she placed his hand on her own breast as evidence of her accusation. She returned to her kind-hearted self immediately after he promised he'd keep her secret, which left him to question over which personality was real. Despite her disdain for Suzune, she still attempts to befriend meaning she may simply dislike her ways and wants to get along. Also, while she blackmailed Kiyotaka to keep her secret she still interacts with him without problem and they get along.
In a private talk with Kiyotaka, she revealed that her disdain for Suzune is due to the latter not having a hidden side unlike herself. During this, she was sincere which was contrasting to her violent tendencies but part of her other-self was seen when she called Kiyotaka mean for being vague in his answer to her question.
In the drama CD which shows the characters' daily life, her personality was clearly demonstrated. She always prepares the to-do-list even when hanging out with her group. After confirming participants, she will prepare possible courses of action, conversation topic, wording, and a-must sentence to say to some friends respect the situation. With this, she believes she will let no weakness slip out and others cannot gossip behind her back.
In the light novel, more of her violent side is shown as she revealed that she hated Kiyotaka from the moment she met him for reasons yet to be revealed. Her behavior may hint that she merely sees everyone as a way to boost her reputation and chooses to hide it to avoid losing support. This is somewhat seen as it was revealed she and Suzune went to the same middle school and her reason for trying to befriend her was to see if Suzune discovered her secret.
Kikyō is first seen on the school bus when she tries to persuade Rokusuke Kōenji to give up his seat for an elderly woman. He refused to comply, as the woman gave up on the seat. In the manga, however, Rokusuke eventually moved. She was next seen in the class introducing herself to her classmates, stating she hopes they could all be friends with them gaining her instant popularity. At some point, she befriended Honami to further her goal of making friends with everyone.
She later spoke to Kiyotaka asking for his help in befriending Suzune. When he asked why, she stated it was due to him being the only person she talks to in the class. Her plan goes awry as Suzune saw through it and rejected the thought of friendship as she considered it unnecessary. Despite this, Kikyō still made an acquaintance out of Kiyotaka who was more accepting of her offer of friendship. When they are walking, he sees her greet Honami Ichinose of Class 1-B and she reveals that she did not just want to befriend their class but the whole school.
She later aided Kiyotaka in getting old test answers, she used her feminine charms and sweet side to get an upperclassman to settle on a price for the tests. The upperclassmen soon gave in and Kikyō thanked for his help. Afterward, she was amazed by Kiyotaka's intelligence as he knew to get the results were within the school rules. She also accepted his request to take credit when giving them to the class as he revealed he didn't like drawing attention to himself.
She attended a celebratory party at his room. While there, she asked Kiyotaka if he had anything to stop Ken's expulsion, which caused everyone to stop their activities, but he gave Suzune the credit.
After the party, Kiyotaka noticed she left her phone and tried to return it to her, but she was already in the elevator and had left the dorm building. Outside, she was seen venting out in anger with a violent, completely different personality, cursing Suzune for being "prettier" and "better than her." She goes so far as to shout that she wants Suzune to die, and crudely insults her while kicking a steel barrier in rage.
Kiyotaka witnessed all of this, and was spotted by Kikyō when a notification chime from his phone sounded, giving away his position. Kikyõ immediately asked him whether he saw her, and coerced him into not revealing to anyone what he just saw by creating fake evidence of a rape incident, which she did by placing Kiyotaka's hand on the breast area of her uniform. Kiyotaka agreed to this, and she instantly reverted to her usual friendly, bubbly persona, dismissing in front of him that this was just another secret between them.
The next day, she meets Suzune and they go to the elevator where they meet Kiyotaka who she talks to for a while, completely ignoring what happened the previous night. After the elevator opens, Suzune leaves the pair as Kikyō is disappointed as she expected to walk to school together.
She is then happily greeted by Honami who she returns the greeting before Honami inquired if Kiyotaka was her boyfriend but is told that is not the case. Honami then asked if they got their points but isn't given an answer as the two are confused by her question. She and Kiyotaka go to class and learn that because of a recent incident they wouldn't get points until a solution comes up.
Eventually, it is revealed that the incident was fought between Ken and some students of C-Class. Kikyō then gathers the class into helping prove the latter's innocence by asking Kiyotaka if he'll help out to which he agrees and she tries the same for Suzune who brushes her off and leaves. After they searched for witnesses, she and her group were disappointed that nothing came up as the others began suggesting Ken was lying about self-defense. When Honami showed up and says she will help Kikyō and her friends out in proving Sudō's innocence, Kikyō happily thanked Honami for the aid. Kiyotaka grabbed her wary as Kikyō was confused by his behavior before Honami assured him that her actions were well-meaning, as she stated she had a debt to him. Kikyō was very curious to know exactly what Honami owed Kiyotaka.
During the school cruise, she enjoys herself at the pool before being called upon by Kanji Ike who asks to speak with her. They meet and he appears nervous as he asks to call her by her first name which she allows if she can do the same for him. She is then put off by his excitement but is shown smiling about it. Later on, she wanders the ship and found Kiyotaka with Airi who suddenly left as Kikyō is confused by this strange behavior as she spoke to Kiyotaka notices his uneasiness around her even shifting back to her other personality to make him talk with her. She inquired if he was nervous being alone with her which he confirms as she explains she had that guess before she goes back to her happy self-assured. She also appeared to want to tell him something but backs out at the last minute and simply leaves.
In the middle of the test, she noticed his and Suzune's close association again as other students took note of it as well before joking with them. After Haruki Yamauchi threw mud on Suzune, it was Kikyō who told the latter to clean herself up.
After the survival island test, she and the class thank Suzune for her "help" in passing the test. She slips away to talk with Kiyotaka, she notes on how popular Suzune had become and she explained that she hates Suzune because of her not having a hidden side. She also asked if he had to choose between siding with her or Suzune as he remarked he didn't know as she jokingly calls him mean.
In Volume 4, Kikyō began to cooperate with Kakeru in the VIP guessing game. Each group consists of students from all classes. Their group, the Dragon group, consisted of aces from all classes except Honami from B-Class. Suzune planned with Hirata believing that the VIP which is in D-Class would not be correctly guessed. However, she secretly gave a signal to other classes just before the final session ended making all participant correctly guessed the VIP. Even though the result did not cause a negative effect on the class points, this utterly humiliated Suzune's confidence and pride, which was also the main goal of Kakeru.
In Volume 5, Kikyō continued to give Kakeru support to further embarrass Suzune during the sports festival. She gave the line-up of all D-class participants in every competition so that Kakeru can perfectly crush Suzune. Her action leads to deteriorating result of all competition of D-Class. She, however, did not care about losing class points but solely focused on how to destroy Suzune. After the festival, Suzune deducted that recent loses was due to Kikyō's betrayal and confronted her. Suzune presumed the reason might be that they both came from the same middle school. She knew there was an incident caused by someone named Kikyō Kushida but claimed she personally did not know any details more than that. Kikyō answered that she will eliminate even the smallest bit of risk factor regardless of what Suzune knew or said and she will surely expel her.
It is later revealed In Volume 6 by Suzune that a certain school girl in her middle school had caused a class breakdown due to which the class did not return to its original condition until after she had already graduated from middle school and that girl was rumored to be Kikyō. It is then revealed to Kiyotaka and Suzune by Kikyō the full truth of the incident as a compensation required by Kiyotaka for pulling him into a secret bet between her and Suzune. She described how she vented out her frustration by badmouthing her classmates in a blog anonymously, which was later found by one of her classmates. Kikyō's angel mask got shredded off and everyone became her enemy. She countered by revealing the truth - secrets of every single person in the class - gaining from her close relationship with everyone which resulted in a brawl where the boys fought each other and the girls knocked each other out turning the classroom to a mess. After revealing the truth behind her middle school incident, Kikyō accepted the bet Suzune suggested that if Kikyō wins Suzune and Kiyotaka will quit school. By Kiyotaka's interference, she lost because Kakeru decided to change the test questions rather than stay using the same ones that he gave to Kikyō.
Academic Abilities Edit
Kikyō is slightly above the average in the academic field who was able to manipulate some students in her school.
- The name Kikyō means "bellflower" (桔梗).
- Kikyō's surname Kushida means "comb" (櫛) (kushi) and "field, rice paddy" (田) (ta/da).
- As D-Class is for those with defective traits, Kikyō's defect is a certain incident of her past.
- For the 2nd Year arc, When asked about her aspirations for the next year, she answered 'To get along with all 1st years and 3rd years. And maybe to make the daily school life fun for everyone.'
|Homeroom Teacher||Sae Chabashira|
|Class Representatives||Suzune Horikita • Yōsuke Hirata|
|Students||Kiyotaka Ayanokōji • Kikyō Kushida • Airi Sakura • Kei Karuizawa • Rokusuke Kōenji • Ken Sudō • Kanji Ike • Haruki Yamauchi • Teruhiko Yukimura • Akito Miyake • Haruka Hasebe • Mei-Yu Wang • Kokoro Inogashira • Maya Satō • Hideo Sotomura • Chiaki Matsushita • Satsuki Shinohara • Kayano Onodera • Nene Mori • Wataru Ijūin • Ryōtarō Hondō • Soshi Miyamoto • Kyōsuke Okiya|