Kanata Shinkai

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Kanata Shinkai Manga Profile

"Fish... ♪ Sea turtles... ♪ Drowned bodies... ♪"
Unit RYUSEITAI logo cropped
Class 3-B
Club Marine Bio Club (President)
Age 17-18
Height 176cm
Weight 60kg
Handedness Right-handed
Blood Type B
Birthday August 30th
Likes Stuffed turtles
Dislikes Hot water
Family Unknown
Hobby Taking walks on the beach
Specialty Karate chop
Voice Actor Koutaro Nishiyama (西山宏太朗)
First Debut Ensemble - 110 (Game)
Chapter 6 (Manga)
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Kanata Shinkai Signature

Mild-mannered and mysterious, Kanata is one of the "Three Oddballs." The teachers often keep a close watch on him since his eccentric behavior stands out a lot, such as installing a giant fish tank and other enigmatic apparatuses in the academy as a part of the Marine Bio Club.

He's usually calm and takes it easy, but gets excessively excited when it comes to marine life. He seems obsessed with eating his food with soy sauce. He loves soaking in water and watching the ocean despite the fact that he cannot swim. He often complains his skin will dry up if he is not soaked in water. He watches over the rest of the RYUSEITAI members as they get dragged around by their leader Chiaki Morisawa's brash nature. He is RYUSEI Blue from the unit RYUSEITAI.


Kanata is a tall young man with a good build. His hair is a cyan color, cut short, and slightly wavy. Kanata has a curved ahoge on the top of his head. He has light green, narrow eyes. He wears the school's uniform with a white shirt with the collar undone, a green tie, and his blazer buttoned up. He wears brown loafers.

On stage, he wears the blue color version of RYUSEITAI's uniform. It includes a blue leather jacket with white accents and a black shirt underneath. He also wears black form-fitting pants with a blue stripe down the middle of each leg, accessorized with a star on a belt that has blue and yellow strings dangling from it and wrap around the waist. He also wears tall white boots with blue accents and a pair of black fingerless gloves.


  • Kanata's first name is homophonous with a word which means "faraway". His last name means "deep sea". The provenance for Kanata's name is perhaps linked to various of his physical and personality traits, such as his hair color, his fascination with marine life, and his color in his idol unit.
  • Kanata's autograph consists of his full name rendered in hiragana and inside a picture of a lantern fish.
  • Kanata only "speaks" in hiragana, never in kanji and katakana, which reflects his slow speech style--perhaps another aspect which earns him the status as one of the "Three Oddballs."
  • He often soaks in the school's water fountain.
  • Apparently he can communicate with sea creatures. Aquarium reveals his ancestors could do it as well.
  • Kanata has never read manga before, not until Keito showed him one in Comic World. He says in both Zodiac 2 and Comic World that it's because whenever he attempts to read any book, it becomes wet and unreadable.
  • He's childhood friends with Madara Mikejima, but Kanata is very hostile towards him for some reason.
  • Aquarium reveals that Madara and Kanata played together as children while Madara's father, a high ranking police officer, spoke with the Shinkai household.
  • In Purple Wisterias of May, it's revealed that Kanata most likely met Chiaki thanks to Madara. How this exactly happened is still unknown.
  • It's revealed throughout several stories (mainly Aquarium) that Kanata is considered a living God by his family. Kanata typically refers to his family as "the people of the household" (おうちのひと).
  • Kanata mentions in Sweet Halloween and Comic World that his household does not like the idea of him sleeping away from home.
  • According to Chiaki in Orihime and Hikoboshi, Kanata would always have a "blank look" on his face at his home. In the same story, Kanata has mentioned that in summer, he typically has to do beach opening ceremonies for his household, and he tends to find it bothersome.
  • It is heavily implied by multiple characters that Kanata used to be much more "alien-like" and "disinterested" in everything, and that he has slowly changed since his third year. These mentions are seen in Purple Wisterias of May, Comic World, and various other stories.


See Kanata Shinkai/Relationships

Character Name Kanata's Nickname Nickname for them
Anzu (Protagonist) · Transfer student-san

· Anzu-san

Hajime Shino mini
Hajime Shino · Shinkai-senpai · Hajime
Hinata Aoi mini
Hinata Aoi
Midori Takamine mini
Midori Takamine · Shinkai-senpai · Midori
Mitsuru Tenma mini
Mitsuru Tenma
Shinobu Sengoku mini
Shinobu Sengoku · Shinkai-dono · Shinobu
Sora Harukawa mini
Sora Harukawa Onii-san of the sea Yellow kid
Tetora Nagumo mini
Tetora Nagumo · Shinkai-senpai · Tetora
Tomoya Mashiro mini
Tomoya Mashiro
Tori Himemiya mini
Tori Himemiya
Tsukasa Suou mini
Tsukasa Suou
Yuta Aoi mini
Yuta Aoi
Adonis Otogari mini
Adonis Otogari · Shinkai-senpai
Arashi Narukami mini
Arashi Narukami
Hokuto Hidaka mini
Hokuto Hidaka
Koga Oogami mini
Koga Oogami
Makoto Yuuki mini
Makoto Yuuki
Mao Isara mini
Mao Isara
Mika Kagehira mini
Mika Kagehira · Mi-san
Natsume Sakasaki mini
Natsume Sakasaki · Kanata-niisan · Nacchan

· Magician-san

Ritsu Sakuma mini
Ritsu Sakuma · Rei's little brother
Souma Kanzaki mini
Souma Kanzaki · Buchou-dono · Souma
Subaru Akehoshi mini
Subaru Akehoshi
Yuzuru Fushimi mini
Yuzuru Fushimi
Chiaki Morisawa mini
Chiaki Morisawa · Kanata

· Ryuusei Blue

· Chiaki

· Hero

Eichi Tenshouin mini
Eichi Tenshouin · Shinkai Kanata of the Three Oddballs

· Shinkai-kun

· Emperor-san
Izumi Sena mini
Izumi Sena
Kanata Shinkai mini
Kanata Shinkai · Boku (ぼく)
Kaoru Hakaze mini
Kaoru Hakaze · Kanata-kun · Kaoru
Keito Hasumi mini
Keito Hasumi · Shinkai · Temple Guy (おてらのひと)
Kuro Kiryu mini
Kuro Kiryu · Shinkai · Red Ogre-san (あかおにさん)
Leo Tsukinaga mini
Leo Tsukinaga
Nazuna Nito mini
Nazuna Nito · Kanata-chin · Nazuna
Rei Sakuma mini
Rei Sakuma · Shinkai-kun · Rei
Shu Itsuki mini
Shu Itsuki · Kanata · Shu
Tsumugi Aoba mini
Tsumugi Aoba · "Bluebird"-san (『あおいとり』さん)
Wataru Hibiki mini
Wataru Hibiki · Kanata · Wataru
Madara Mikejima mini
Madara Mikejima · Kanata-san · Rogue

· Mama

Akiomi Kunugi Mini
Akiomi Kunugi
Jin Sagami Mini
Jin Sagami
Reimei Academy
Hiyori Tomoe mini
Hiyori Tomoe
Jun Sazanami mini
Jun Sazanami
Shuuetsu Academy
Nagisa Ran mini
Nagisa Ran
Ibara Saegusa mini
Ibara Saegusa
Mademoiselle mini
Daikichi mini
Leon mini
King mini
Ruka Tsukinaga Mini
Adonis' Sisters

Voice Actor Comment

"Shinkai-kun seems like a guy who would share with you all sorts of trivia if you were to go to the beach with him. He can't actually swim--throw him in the water and he'd sink like a stone, but I can't swim, either, so that works out perfectly (laugh). He does everything in his own pace, and he kind of has a mysterious air. At the same time, there's something about him that draws you in and makes it impossible to leave him to his own devices, so I'm personally very interested in this character. I look forward to seeing how he'd develop and how he'd interact with the other characters around him."

Kanata Shinkai

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Kanata Shinkai card Academy Idol Kanata Shinkai (Fun in the Water) Kanata Shinkai Soy Sauce Kanata Shinkai Blue Uniform Kanata Shinkai (Blue of Mystery) Kanata Shinkai (Stall Hopping) Kanata Shinkai (AKATSUKI Clothes) Kanata Shinkai (Blue Santa) Kanata Shinkai (Conserving Night) Kanata Shinkai (Fun Things) Kanata Shinkai (Painting with Everyone) Kanata Shinkai (Taste of Happiness) Kanata Shinkai (Fun Night) Kanata Shinkai (Until Reunion) Kanata Shinkai (Guest Participation) Kanata Shinkai (Goldfish and Fireworks) Kanata Shinkai (Hospitalization) Kanata Shinkai (Blue Shooting Star) Kanata Shinkai (Jiangshi of the Sea) Kanata Shinkai (Happy Bridal) Kanata Shinkai (Tanabata Star) Kanata Shinkai (My Board) Kanata Shinkai Fun Friends Kanata Shinkai (The Sea and Friends) Kanata Shinkai (The Place I Belong) Kanata Shinkai (Impatient Everyday) Kanata Shinkai (Drifting Ninja) Kanata Shinkai (Secret Trick) Kanata Shinkai (Dolphin and Sailor) Kanata Shinkai (Floating Shooting Star) Kanata Shinkai (Enjoyable School Festival) Kanata Shinkai (3rd Anniversary) Kanata Shinkai (Weekly Shounen Comic) Kanata Shinkai (Eccentric Music) Kanata Shinkai (Sweet Gift) Kanata Shinkai (Deep Sea Jellyfish) Kanata Shinkai (The Song of Winter) Kanata Shinkai (Cherished Back) Kanata Shinkai (Silent Wisteria) Kanata Shinkai (Aquarium ♪) Kanata Shinkai (Hatsuyume Sheep) Kanata Shinkai
Unit Chiaki Morisawa Tetora Nagumo Kanata Shinkai Midori Takamine Shinobu Sengoku