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Yuki Kusakabe (日下部 雪, Kusakabe Yuki) is a deuteragonist in Demi-chan wa Kataritai.

She is a Yuki Onna (Snow Woman) by nature, resulting in her ability to lower the ambient temperature, which is most apparent when she is experiencing strong negative emotions.

Appearance

Yuki resembles a Snow Woman, like fair white skin, short turquoise hair. Her body is colder than a normal human, she also has gold colored eyes which produce icy tears if caused by a negative feeling, same with the feet but produces cold air. She feels weak in an hot area that can cause her to Faint. She has very few sweat glands causing her to sweat rarely.

Personality

Yuki is a kind, shy, timid and loving young woman with a quiet taste for the crude and silly, but she gets along very well with any that open up to her.

Despite the rather unpleasant folklore attached to her species, she is not malevolent in any shape or form; instead she is shy and very considerate. In fact, she is constantly worried if her physiology may hurt others, with little to no ability to directly control it. In reality however, the extent of her "powers" is limited to an ability to solidify her own tears and sweat, and creating a small localized area with slightly below average temperature, posing no danger to those around her.

She holds a likening for Tetsuo Takahashi as he demonstrates genuine concern for her and helps her in realizing her genuinely harmless nature, something that had been the source of a socially-crippling fear of hers; that she might flash-freeze and kill anyone she became emotionally attached to, as per the legends of her kind.

Hikari Takanashi becomes interested into her due to her skin being cold (the vampire naturally finds high levels of heat to be uncomfortable), and often clings to her. Yuki tries to avoid her at first, but after realizing her demi-traits are harmless, she is okay with it, even letting Hikari nibble her shoulder through her clothes.

Tetsuo also noted that Hikari has a kind of “attraction” to Yuki, as she sublimates the lack of a romantic experience with the guys and the fear of them in the “safe” desire to drink Yuki's blood.

Relationships

Tetsuo Takahashi

Hikari Takanashi

Kyouko Machi

Sakie Satou

Etymology

  • The name Yuki means "snow" (雪).
  • Yuki's surname Kusakabe means "sun, day" (日) (kusa), "under, below" (下) (ka) and "part, department, category" (部) (be).

Trivia

  • Yuki gives off a cold aura when she's feeling despair or embarrassment.
  • Yuki is the only character who's part in the opening titles is changed; after the episode where she learns about her harmless abilities, her portion changes from a sad look to joyfully waving, which causes her background to change to spring to symbolize her new cheeriness.
  • Yuki's love of manga embarrasses her.
  • Overexertion causes Yuki to overheat and faint.

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References

v - e - dCharacters
Main Characters
Tetsuo Takahashi | Hikari Takanashi | Kyoko Machi | Yuki Kusakabe | Sakie Sato | Himari Takanashi
Minor Characters
Yuusuke Satake | Taeko Yachigusa | Ugaki | Kurtz | Soma | Koji Takanashi | Midori Takanashi | Principal | Vice Principal | Jun'ichi Ohta | Oota | Kimura | Imori | Matsuri | Yoko Takahashi | Zashiko | Kaoru Higa
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