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Chikane Himemiya
Name Chikane Himemiya
Kanji 姫宮千歌音
Romanji Himemiya Chikane
Age 16 years old born in March 10
Hair colour Dark Blue
Eyes Colour Light Blue
Personal Statistics
Sort Human


Status Alive/Reincarnated
Relatives Himeko Kurusugawa (twin sister,manga only)


Anime Debut Episode 1
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Seiyu Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese)

Michelle Ruff (English)

kannazuki no miko

Chikane Himemiya is the deuteragonist of the Kannazuki no Miko anime and one of the main heroines of the series. She is the Lunar Priestess.


Chikane is a beautiful teenager of average height and weight. She has very long dark blue hair with a yellow band and light blue eyes. She is shown wearing a school outfit which is a red medium dress, black stockings and brown boots. Sometimes, she wears her miko outfit. 


Chikane is a very commanding and noble girl who lives in a large mansion with many maids and is considered to be of the highest standing at their school. She is elegant and a member of the prestigious kyūdō (Japanese archery) club. Chikane is also exceptionally skilled in the areas of tennis and, more significantly, the clarinet. She is also kind, smart and very beautiful, with many fans around her. Chikane also knows how to ride horses and she has a horse named Saint Just. Makoto Saotome revealed the fact that she receives many love letters from many boys and also girls. Many at school believe she has a relationship with Sōma Ōgami, though this is proven to be untrue. She has been in love with Himeko Kurusugawa since they first met, although she does not reveal it until much later, all the while hiding her jealousy and hurt at the sight of Himeko and Sōma together. Her feelings for Himeko soon borders upon obsession.


In Episode 1, Chikane made her debut when she catches Himeko Kurusugawa before she falls. She embraced her and asked her if she's ok. After this, she tells Himeko "afternoon, in the rose garden". Here they have lunch together and also take pictures. Chikane invites her personally to their birthday party. When the Orochi arrives, Chikane tries to rescue Himeko from Sōma Ōgami's hands, but fails. After Soma came to his senses, Himeko falls and Chikane catches her again. After she tried to make her conscious and took a look at Himeko's solar symbol from her chest, they share a kiss.

In Episode 2, after Chikane and Himeko learned about the lunar and solar priestess and that Soma is actually an Orochi, the girls are attacked by Girochi, the third neck. Chikane tries to protect Himeko but fails again, but Soma arrives in time to fight with Girochi and stop him.

In Episode 3, after Girochi's attack, Himeko comes to live with Chikane. They spend time together. At school, Izumi and her group become jealous over Himeko and pushed her on the stairs, but Soma catches her before she falls. Chikane witnessed and gives Izumi a "look" that made her afraid. Later, they started to antrenate for the future fights but Chikane is injured after protecting Himeko. While they were at the beach, Chikane promised Himeko she will protect her. When Nekoko attacks, they are separated underwater but, again, Souma saves them and defeats Nekoko. Chikane, angry because she couldn't protect Himeko, punches the robot's hand.


  • The name Chikane means "thousand scattered flowers".
  • Chikane's surname Himemiya means "princess" (hime) and "temple" (miya), which means "princess temple".
  • The color of her hair and eyes are a reminder of the moon, her symbol.
  • In the manga, the color of her hair is dark turquoise.
  • Also, Chikane has brown eyes in the manga.
  • Her fans, for example , Misaki and Kyoko call her "Miya-sama".
  • She carries her lunar symbol on her back.
  • Both of Chikane's voice actresses, Michelle Ruff and Ayako Kawasumi, also play Saber from Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ellie from Rave Master, Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach, Winia Chester from Scrapped Princess, Miharu Sena Kanaka from Girls Bravo, and Aoi Sakuraba from Ai Yori Aoshi.
  • Both Himeko and Chikane's voice actresses, Stephanie Sheh and Michelle Ruff, also play the voices of Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya, Usagi Tsukino and Luna from Sailor Moon, and Orihime Inoue and Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach.
  • Her orientation is lesbian.