Honoka Kanami

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Honoka Kanami
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Japanese Name 佳奈美 穂香
(Kanami Honoka)

{{nihongo|Honoka Kanami is a minor supporting character from Puella Magi Suzune Magica.

General info

Physical features

  • Age: Unknown
  • Eye colour: Light blue or teal
  • Hair colour: Red-brown

Other

  • Soul gem: Red circular gem in the center of a ribbon worn over her collar.
  • Weapon: Knives
  • Wish: Unknown
  • Japanese pronoun: Watashi ()

Personality

Honoka is a lone magical girl with a cheerful and friendly personality. She was wowed by Suzune's fire-elemental magic.

According to tweets by GAN, Kanami is friendly and easily trusting of people, but also rather gullible.[1] She is also kind to the elderly.[2]

Story

Honoka was saved from a witch by Suzune, but was promptly killed after telling Suzune her name.

Abilities

Honoka dual-wields knives with handguards as her weapons. Her powers are unknown. She seems to be either unpracticed or rather weak in strength.

Observations

  • Honoka bears some slight resemblances to Madoka Kaname. Her last name is spelled similar to Madoka's last name, and she has a similar hairstyle, colour scheme, and personality. Honoka's magical girl outfit is also slightly similar to Madoka's.
  • Though GAN's official art of Honoka (see her profile picture above) gives her socks with fancy tops, she is never seen having these in the manga panels.

Etymology

  • The characters of her last name mean "佳" (good), "奈" (crow), and "美" (beauty) respectively.
  • The characters of her first name mean "穂" (tip) and "香" (aroma) respectively.

Trivia

  • According to tweets from GAN:
    • Honoka's design is a reused design they had once scrapped.[3]
    • Honoka did not originally have a set colour scheme. However, after seeing fanart by 風雪 depicting her with a red-and-white colour scheme, GAN decided to use this as Kanami's official colour scheme.[4]
    • Honoka's hobby is saving money.[5]
    • Her favourite food is baked sweet potato.[6]
  • Her first name was revealed by the author in a comment to this blog post.

Gallery

Official art

Manga pages

References