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"I have seen it...calamity...be careful, new girl."

— Kana Altair warning Tsugumi Harudori in "Moving In!"

Kana Altair (カナ·アルタイル, Kana Arutairu; FUNimation "Cana Altair") is the fortune-telling student in the NOT Class that lives in the Girls' Dormitory.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Kana Altair Not! anime design

Kana's anime design.

Kana demonstrates all the qualities of a young girl and as such, is only very small and slight in stature, being even shorter than Tsugumi who admittedly isn't very tall herself. A large portion of her body remains concealed beneath a small elbow-length white cloak that features a hood, with a prominent pair of animal ears stitched atop of it, which Kana constantly keeps drawn over her head even when indoors. However, in spite of this article of clothing, her face and light shoulder-length hair can still be easily seen. The remainder of her attire consists of a dark top, with two vertical stripes running along it.

PersonalityEdit

Kana is a very quiet and soft-spoken individual, seemingly preferring solitude over conversation with others and often becoming more preoccupied with her tarot cards, than those around her. On the rare occurrences where she actually interacts with her fellow students, her face usually remains devoid of any expression and she can be rather inconsiderate towards the feelings of others, resulting in a very blunt declaration of her fortunes regardless of their subject matter and nature. Despite this, as long as people are polite towards her, Kana will treat them with an equal amount of respect. However, she takes considerable pride in her predictive abilities and will not tolerate anyone scrutinising them, quickly displaying a more scornful side to her temperament that manifests itself as a rapid barrage of successive insults to those who question her skill. When this occurs, she refuses to even acknowledge the person in question, instead demonstrating her frustration through the use of various tarot cards depicting snide remarks such as The Fool and even the fictitious The Pig or The House.

RelationshipsEdit

Main article: Kana Altair's Relationships While she does tend to keep herself most of the time, Kana is very respected as a senior student due to her uncanny ability to predict future events or even characteristics of people. She makes the acquaintance of the main characters as well as minor characters.

Special AbilitiesEdit

Divination (占い(うら な), Uranai): According to Eternal Feather, Kana is an expert at Divination, allowing her to predict and foresee the future. She was capable of foreseeing "calamity" in Tsugumi's life, having presumably predicted her trouble with Misery.[2] She is also capable of "compatibility divination", able to determine if two individuals (with one thinking of the over) are compatible as Meister and Weapon..[3]

EquipmentEdit

HistoryEdit

Moving In!Edit

Death Fest ArcEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Kana's first name comes from the word "arcana", plural for "arcanum", which means "secret", "mystery", "confidentiality", etc. "Arcana" shows up in the terms "Major Arcana" and "Minor Arcana", which are the two categories of tarot cards.
  • Kana's surname of Altair is derived from real world astronomy. The word "Altair" is comes the brightest star in the constellation Aquila. Altair itself is an abbreviation of a traditional Arabic phrase to the constellation, the complete phrase "Al Nesr Al Tair", roughly translates to "the flying eagle" and in astrology, the star Altair was ill-omened, portending to danger from reptiles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soul Eater NOT! Manga: Chapter 2
  2. Soul Eater NOT!: Manga: Chapter 2
  3. Soul Eater NOT! Manga: Chapter 6

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