It's warm next to you. It's the only warm place.

–Anna Kushina, speaking to Mikoto Suoh.[1]

For the original soundtrack, see Kushina Anna (song).
Anna Kushina
Anna Profile.png
Kanji 櫛名アンナ
Rōmaji Kushina Anna
Alias Red King (赤の王, Aka no Ō)
Third King (第三王権者, Dai San Ō Ken-sha)
Race Human (Strain)
Age 11 (in K)[2][3]
11 (in K: Missing Kings)
12 (K Return of Kings) [2]
29 (In Gakuen K)
Birthday December 8th, 2001[2][3]
Horoscope Sagittarius
Height 140 cm (4'7")[2][3]
Gender 12px-Female.png Female
Eyes Red
Hair White
Blood Type O[2][3]
Professional Status
Affiliation 35px-Homura_Insignia.png HOMRA
Occupation King
Previous Occupation Clansman
Base of Operations HOMRA
Personal Status
Status Active
Relatives Ayuri Kushina (mother) †
Tetsuya Kushina (father) †
Honami Kushina (aunt)
Aura Red
First appearance
Anime Debut Episode 1
Manga Debut Chapter 1 (K: Memory of Red)
Novel Debut K SIDE:RED
Game Debut K -Wonderful School Days-
Character Song Shape of the Flame
Requiem of Red
Flame of Red
Japanese Voice Yui Horie
English Voice Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Image Gallery

Anna Kushina (櫛名アンナ, Kushina Anna) is a female Strain and the current King of HOMRA, where she is also their only female and youngest member. She is color blind except to the color red [4][5][1]; but, while using her set of red marbles as a catalyst, she is able to see other colors as well as utilize her abilities.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Anna is a cute, doll-like young girl with long, white hair, pale skin, and red eyes. Her three sizes are B62/W45/H63.[3] Her HOMRA insignia is located in her left eye.[3]

She wears an outfit very reminiscent of Japanese Gothic Lolita fashion, consisting of a long black and red dress. Her dress contains many layered ruffles on the skirt and sleeves; there is also a space for her to place her red marbles in. Over her shoulders, Anna wears a matching, also multiple layered, ruffled shawl, with a similar piece being worn on her waist over the bottom portion of her dress. Anna wears long white stockings underneath and red Mary Jane's. She completes her outfit with multiple ribbons for accessories, with one being tied over her hair, and a miniature top hat on the left side of her head.

Anna's current attire.

Later on, Anna no longer wears her miniature top hat, and instead has a hooded shawl that covers most of her torso. The shawl is red with large, black fuzzy trim, and a large darker red bow keeping it closed by a red gem framed by gold material.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Anna is very conscientious and quiet compared to her louder, more eccentric HOMRA members. In addition, she rarely expresses much emotion nor does she actively participate in the gang-like activities of HOMRA due to her young age and status as the sole female in the group; however, she is not unwilling to tag along and cooperate if necessary. Totsuka claimed Anna was similar to a small and cute doll that lost its emotions. According to Yō Chitose, Anna is going to become a beautiful woman after 10 years. During the events of SIDE RED she was very dormant, and she closed her heart to anyone because she was afraid she was going to hurt them.[6] She cares deeply about Honami Kushina. Due to her ability, Anna often keeps her stronger emotions locked up so she doesn't hurt anyone[7]

It is noted that she is somewhat hypocritical in her dealings with Reisi Munakata following her ascension as the new Red King; although she claims not to hate him for being forced to kill Mikoto Suoh to prevent his Damocles Down, her resentment towards him is clear when she addresses him. She also seems to have a lapse in judgement regarding the Silver King since it was through his actions that the former Red King finally went past his limit, leading to the fall of his Sword of Damocles, and the Blue King being forced to slay him in an act of mercy to prevent a repeat of the Kagutsu Crater Tragedy. Despite the Silver King's selfish decision, and direct role in Munakata being forced to kill Suoh, she prefers to trust the former while being quite judgemental of the latter despite the guilt that she knows he carries as a result of the deed.

History[edit | edit source]

In SIDE RED, Anna's past and powers are revealed. Anna came from a family consisting of her mother, father, and aunt, her father's sister. However, her parents were killed in an 'accident', leaving her in her aunt, Honami Kushina's care. At this point, Anna rarely talks, and wears a blue dress instead of red.

Honami often stopped by Bar HOMRA, since she was Mikoto Suoh and Izumo Kusanagi's former teacher, and brings Anna along as well. During this time, Anna takes an interest in Mikoto, due to the fact that his red is the strongest, and she can see him clearly thanks to her colorblindness. Meanwhile, Mikoto is shown to not be too fond of Anna, often referring to her as a brat and nothing more.

While getting to know HOMRA, Anna also has to look out for her aunt. The reason being is the Gold Clansman Kōshi Mizuchi, who threatens Honami's life if Anna does not return to the Nanakamado Chemotherapy Research Center, a facility operating as both a hospital and Strain educational centre. Unfortunately, Mizuchi's purpose is all but beneficial, and he plans on using Anna to sync to the Slate, and make her the Blue King (at this time, Scepter 4 is under the jurisdiction of Gen Shiotsu, as the previous Blue King has deceased). Several instances show Anna's inner struggle to contain the trauma of what had been done to her prior to her parents' death, although without much success as hints of the torture that Mizuchi had inflicted on her when he had informed her parents that she needed to be " treated " at the center since she was suffering from an " illness " with her brain manifest on more than one occasion; prior to their deaths, she had informed her parents that she doesn't want to return to the center because of the torturous experiments that she is subjected to. She reveals to her parents that Mizuchi was lying, and she is not sick, but has a special power that he is trying to exploit for his own selfish purposes thus his claims that she needs to be hospitalized, prompting them to decide not to hand her over to him.

After Anna's stress builds up after overhearing a conversation between the HOMRA members regarding her parents' deaths, she flees from them and ends up being brought back to the facility after an emotional breakdown where she loses control of her power, much to Mizuchi's pleasure. Once she regains consciousness, he bullies and forces Anna to try and sync with the Slate, but it repeatedly rejects her; each time this happens, he proceeds to torture her, forcing her to endure the agony he inflicts on her by threatening Honami. During the experiment, Mizuchi has burnt, choked, and drowned Anna in a glass tube full of water, saying that the pain stimulates her and makes her power more potent and effective.

Luckily for Anna, HOMRA has been made aware of this, and breaks into the facility to retrieve Anna from Mizuchi, who in a desperate attempt to keep her from leaving, threatens her once again before he is finally apprehended by the Rabbits. The downside is that Honami, being too involved, gets her memories of Anna erased, and no longer knows the girl is her niece. As such, Mikoto and the rest of HOMRA take Anna in, and the HOMRA insignia is in her left eye. Furthermore, since Anna's dress was ruined during her captivity at the Nanakamado facility, the gang improvise with one of Izumo's shirts to replace it until she can get some new clothes; when they take her shopping,she chooses a frilly red dress with a mini hat that is on display in one of the shop windows.

Anna has been a member of HOMRA for at least 3 years before December 2012.[8]

Some days later, Anna was in Mikoto's room when Shōhei Akagi was brought forth to begin his inauguration. She frightened him with her appearance and then proceeded to call him "boring". Afterwards, she walked away.[9]

Days later, when being fed ice cream, Anna listened as Bandō explained his resentment towards Shōhei. Yata commented that he was getting angry over petty reasons and that it was insignificant, something Anna agreed with. Totsuka then asked if she'd like seconds, which Anna responded to in the affirmative. Later on, using her red marble to read the thoughts of Saburōta Bandō and Tatara Totsuka, Anna learned of the dilemma with Shōhei. She then told Mikoto about them.[10][11] She would then accompany the rest of HOMRA to a warehouse which the Rakshasa, a group of drug dealers, Shōhei and Bandō were in.[12]

Anna at the baseball game.

Near the beginning of spring, Anna went out with her fellow HOMRA to play baseball, though instead of participating, she watched quietly from the sidelines.[13] During the game, she peered into one of her red marbles and told Yō Chitose that "a certain person was so sad", adding afterwards that he should try not to die.[14]

On the day that Eric Sōlt‎ was brought to the headquarters, she and Mikoto were present when meeting him.[15] Several days later, after Mikoto unintentionally burned part of the building, Anna stood with her fellow Clansmen, watching Kusanagi lecture him. Meanwhile, Anna eyed Totsuka in the corner.[16]

Almost a month later, Anna and Kōsuke Fujishima found a horse and brought it with them back to HOMRA. Anna asked Kusanagi if they can keep the animal and charmed him into agreeing. She then brought Kusanagi outside to see what the animal really was and excitedly wondered what to name it. When told to bring it back to where it belonged, Anna reminded him about his initial consent. Afterwards, the horse was then brought inside to have a drink. When Mikoto was within sight, Anna asked him what to name the horse. She was shocked to hear him suggest "Basashi" as the horse's name and even more so when Kusanagi suggested to cook it.[17]

Basashi goes berserk inside the bar.

Suddenly, the horse developed white fur and Pegasus wings, revealing itself to be a Strain. However, Anna was too captivated with its beauty to think about it. As she stared at it, Kusanagi then put a hand on her shoulder and said that it was best to let it fly free. Anna turned to the horse and asked if it wanted to go somewhere, somehow causing the horse to go berserk inside the bar. Anna was then grabbed by Rikio Kamamoto who told her that they need to go for a walk, so as to avoid Kusanagi's eventual wrath. Kōsuke joined them and managed to bring along the horse.[18]

While riding on Basashi, Anna began to feel bad about what had happened with Kusanagi. She is told to apologize when they head back and is given a fish cracker to eat from. Shortly after, Basashi attempted to fly using its wings but fails. Anna noticed afterwards that its pride had been damaged due to the fact it lacked any potential with its abilities.[19]

Anna riding on Basashi's back.

Suddenly, Himori Akiyama and Andy Dōmyōji of the Blue Clan Scepter 4 arrived to apprehend the Strain. While the Clansmen were all arguing, Anna said that they neglected Basashi's human rights and told Kamamoto that she won't hand him over to people who don't take good care of things. This eventually resulted in both HOMRA and Scepter 4 preparing to fight against each other. The tension built between both Clans startled Basashi and he fled from them, with Anna still riding on its back. Though scared, she realized that it was going somewhere it wanted to go.[20][21] Kusanagi and Totsuka soon catch up to her in a Blue's car to her surprise and Kusanagi asked if she was alright. As he held out his hand to get her into the car, she shook her head and told them "this child has a place to go to" and apologizes as Basashi jumps down to the highway. Basashi keeps running until it spots Mikoto ahead and hastily stops. Anna notices the king and says his name, though she wore a worried look on her face. She tells Mikoto where Basashi wants to go and he grabs its reins and walks Basashi.

Anna notices Munakata and Mikoto said to ignore him or "the sly one will attack". At the destination, Anna tells Mikoto what Basashi is saying and how used to live on the ranch where a girl was getting married. It wanted to see the girl who took take of him all this time in that state. She adds that it believes it is no longer needed here, because it is a strain. After hearing what Basashi had to say, Mikoto roughly lifts Anna up and asks if she is satisfied. When Awashima appears and tells the group she will have to deal with Basashi, Anna tries to stop her, although there was no need. Back at the bar, Totsuka video tapes Anna's miserable look which he claimed was cute. Angrily, she probably punched Totsuka and grabbed his camera, pointing it as his face. The man then started to apologize, saying he wasn't used to being filmed. Anna smiled happily at the clip and says "I've found Tatara", while Kusanagi pats her on the head.

Anna listening to Totsuka sing.

Sometime during the month of September, Anna was drinking from a small glass provided by Kusanagi. She blew a bubble in her drink after he made a joke about Totsuka. Anna denied that she was laughing. Once she finished her drink, she went up to Totsuka and asked if he was going to sing his song. Flattered that Anna would ask, Totsuka began to play a song with the whole Clan as his audience.[8]

One day, Anna accidentally overhears her Clansmen deciding how to celebrate her upcoming birthday on December 8th and she leaves to go upstairs. When Mikoto asks what was wrong, Anna answered it was not a good time to go downstairs right now, and seemed rather happy as she passed the King. On December 7th around night, Anna goes to Mikoto's room and quietly wishes him a good night and he notes how she is in a good mood. Smiling cheerfully, Anna answered that she wondered, and said tomorrow was rare, because she would get to be with everybody and goes to sleep in her room, leaving Mikoto smiling. That same night, one of Anna's marbles suddenly shatters and she sits up in shock, noticing what happened and quietly said Totsuka's name with worry.

Anna goes to see Mikoto and he grimly tells her that Totsuka had died while his Aura began to flame up as his face remained without expression. She ran towards Mikoto and hugged him, wearing a sad expression and calling out Mikoto's name. He sits quietly while the clock ticks 00:07 December 8th with the rose he was supposed to give Anna laying next to it.

A year and a half later, Anna joined her Clansmen as they watch old footage recorded by Totsuka. Once they were all done watching the videos, most of the male members left to carry out a mission. Anna is left alone with Mikoto and Kusanagi, though she distanced herself from either by staying next to Totsuka's camera.[22] Shortly after, Anna started looking through Totsuka's belongings to find a video. She eventually found a tape titled Basashi Commotion and showed it to Kusanagi.[23]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Anna uses her special abilities on the gang leader.

Anna accompanies her group, HOMRA, on their "interrogation" of one of the city's gang leaders, who happens to reside in a hotel suite. She is paired up with Mikoto, holding on to his coat as they walk towards the hotel. She looks through one of her marbles at one point, presumably to see all of the colors instead of only red. They arrive at the hotel suite not long after the others finish the preparations; afterwards, Anna begins to do her mind-reading on the gang leader, using her red marble as a sort of "link". However, she is unable to find any sort of valued information from the man, disappointing the others; with that, they leave.[5]

Anna watches as her Clansmen head outside.

The group head to the building's lobby, where they are confronted by Scepter 4, quickly initiating in battle with them. Anna is the only one who does not participate. This is the same for their next pursuit of a male teenager, who closely resembles the man who murdered Totsuka.[5]

Although she doesn't participate in the pursuit, she joins some of her fellow members to a street in the city, where one of their group vehicles is parked. Atop one of their vans, Anna uses a map and four of her marbles to locate Yashiro Isana, allowing Kusanagi to send a call out to the others in their group to go look in the specified area.[24]

Back in the HOMRA bar, Anna continues to use her abilities to locate Yashiro, albeit more lazily. She is quiet when Yata and Kamamoto start fighting, as well as when Kusanagi explains to them why Mikoto turned himself in. Anna does comment that Kusanagi was lying when he said that he trusted Yata.[25] The following afternoon, she uses her abilities to fully locate Yashiro. She pinpoints him at Ashinaka High School.[26]

Anna's red marble floating in the air.

Several days later, while playing with her marbles, one of them suddenly floats in the air and emits a fiery glow from the inside. As she stares at it, Anna whispers Mikoto's name.[27]

Anna's blood forms a marble-like object in her palm.

She joins her Clansmen when they head over to the Scepter 4 headquarters to check up on Mikoto. It is there that they discover that he has recently broken out of his prison cell. Upon seeing Mikoto, Anna runs over to him and quickly grasps onto his hand. She then walks together with him as the Clan itself makes way to their new destination: Ashinaka High School. While she is walking, Anna pulls out a marble and it begins floating, though it shatters after emitting another glow. The shards end up cutting her hand causing blood to drip. Her blood forms a sphere-like object and Anna suddenly sees Mikoto in a desolate, ruined city. Surprised, she asks whether he still intends to go but does not receive an answer. Anna continues onward as her blood ball splatters on the ground behind her.[27]

Anna using her marbles while at the school.

Anna, along with the rest of her Clan, eventually arrives at Ashinaka High School where they succeed in taking it over through force. Unlike the others, she does not help in interrogating the students and instead waits with Izumo Kusanagi and Eric Sōlt in the student council's office, where she tries pinpointing Yashiro's location on the school. She tells an unsure Eric that he is indeed on the campus. However, she is still worried that she cannot find him even so.[1]

Anna tells Mikoto that he is her only warm place.

Night soon falls and it also begins to snow. Anna notices that Mikoto's Aura is being covered up by the snow falling over him and decides to remove it. She finds him within the rubble of the destroyed clock tower on the school's courtyards, something that Mikoto is responsible for, and tries climbing through it. Anna nearly ends up falling but is caught by Mikoto. He pulls her up next to him and she explains that she cannot have his "red" not showing. When Mikoto uses his Aura to melt the snow, Anna then states that his "red" is the prettiest, before she then curls up next to him. Anna adds that he is warm and that wherever he is, that is the only warm place to her. She then begins to fall asleep, surrounded by a sphere of Mikito's Aura, which he created to keep her warm.[1]

Anna later awakens during Mikoto's and Kusanagi's conversation that night. Kusanagi tells Anna to come with him and she obliges. He helps her get down from the rubble. Before they head back, Anna and Kusanagi turn to look at Mikoto again.[1]

A frightened Anna sits on the chair.

It is eventually morning. Anna and Mikoto wait alongside each other in the student council's office with other Red Clansmen. When Mikoto suddenly decides to go out, Anna reaches out for his jacket as he passes by her, though she is unable to reach him. She becomes sad when he finally leaves.[28]

After some time, Ashinaka High School is unexpectedly hit with numerous explosions. The sound of destruction frighten Anna and she trembles on a chair, trying to ignore them. Suddenly, she feels Mikoto’s presence and runs out into the hallways, looking through the windows for him. She sees several Clansmen from both HOMRA and Scepter 4 fighting each other. Anna then notices someone on a rooftop and is shot at, causing her to collapse and drop her marbles. Izumo Kusanagi runs out and protects her from the unknown sniper. Anna weakly says for the fighting to stop otherwise something will happen.[28]

Anna loses consciousness sometime after and is placed on the chair that she was trembling on. She eventually wakes up just as a mysterious beam of silver light is shot into the sky. Anna asks who "he" is.

A few minutes later, she states that "the king is coming" and opens a window next to her chair, confusing Kusanagi slightly. Yashiro Isana, Seri Awashima, and Neko fall through the open window. When Kusanagi sees Yashiro, he is about to attack, taking out his lighter, but Anna tells him that the three are not the enemy before once again collapsing. Kusanagi catches her, watching her with a worried expression.

She is later seen sitting on Neko's lap as Yashiro converses with the Gold King over the phone, the female cat strain obviously having taken a liking to her, and vice versa.

Later, when all but Mikoto, Yashiro, Munakata, and the Colorless King have fled, Anna is lying on a mattress of some sort with Neko. She suddenly looks up and runs to the water's edge. She then screams Mikoto's name, apparently feeling him die. Anna loses the red color in her eyes as she hears Mikoto apologize for no longer being able to show her "that lovely red". When Kusanagi comforts Anna in his arms, the rest of Homra begins to chant "No blood, no bone, no ash!" Red sparks float up from their tattoos, mixing with the falling snow. Anna smiles as Izumo sets her down. It is implied that she can see the Red of the Clan.

K: Missing Kings[edit | edit source]

A month after the Ashinaka Academy Incident, Anna and Kamamoto are chased by U Rank Douhan Hirasaka with the Green Clan Jungle. As Kamamoto attempts to fight back, the on looking Kuroh Yatogami and Neko intervene, confronting the Green Clansman. Douhan replies that their business doesn't involve the silver clansman, quickly escaping by using her ability, Intangibility. After thanking and conversing with the Silver Clansman over the disbanding of the Red Clan HOMRA, Yatas sulking, and the Green Clans insistence on making Anna use her psychic powers to find Yashiro, Anna and Kamamoto are reassured that they will be safe at Yashiros dorm which Kuroh and Neko have been using as their home.

Upon arriving at the dorm complex, the group is attacked by J Rank Yukari Mishakuji who is revealed to be the former vassal of the late Colorless King Ichigen Miwa and former senior or Kurohs. As Kuroh and Yukari fight, Douhan appears and slashes Kamamoto, quickly kidnapping Anna and retreating with Yukari after beating Kuroh.

After Yata and Kuroh manage to make their way to the Chamber of Slates to rescue Anna, they find her encaged in the center of the room above the Dresden Slate, with Yukari, Kotosaka and Douhan at her sides. As Kuroh battles Yukari, Neko battles Kotosaka, Yata is kicked back into the Chamber of Slates, next to Anna. Anna worriedly looks over at Yata, he stubbornly grins back and tells that he's just giving Douhan a sporting chance, in which Douhan appears next to him and tells him that they will take this chance to send him to hell. As Douhan is about to slash Yata, Kusanagi enters the room and aids Yata, forcing the Green Clansman to withdrawl. Kusanagi tells Yata to buy time for him as he conveses with Anna. After Kusanagi tell her to face reality and whispers into Annas ear the truth of her new role in the Red Clan.

Anna and Mikoto reuniting in a vision.

Anna begins to dream of being confronted by Tatara and Mikoto, who begin to assure her that the beautiful Red she once admired in Mikoto as a King is now her own. After embracing the truth, Anna becomes the new Red King, destroying the cage she has been locked in and reinforcing the auras of Yata and Kusanagi, the entire room overflowing with Annas intense aura, and even destroying nearby windows, her Sword of Damocles appearing between the two giant struts of the tower, aweing the members of Scepter 4 outside, Kuroh, and alerting the disbanded members of HOMRA of their new Kings presence. After Yata defeats Douhan, he looks back, in shock to see Annas power begin to overflow, forcing her to her knees. Anna refuses to give into the slates power, forcing the overwhelming aura back inside herself, and releasing a giant bird made of her aura into the sky to dissolve. After Kuroh is beaten again by Yukari, Kotosaka returns to the Chamber of Slates, its voice changing. The bird reveals itself to be a medium for the Green King Nagare Hisui to talk to the new Red King with, apologizing for being unable to meet in person, but sends a "Birthday gift" in the form of a giant Lightning bolt Jutsu made from the overabundance of Green Clansman in the area set apart from the infiltration team that took Mihashira Tower. Anna attempts to protect the Silver Clansman along with Yata and Kusanagi but is knocked down as she exhausts her remaining power from the first strike, as the second strike begins, it is stopped, frozen and destroyed by Reisis sanctum.

Anna awakening as the new Red King.

After leaving the tower, Anna, Yata and Kusanagi are greeted by the Clansman of Scepter 4, who begin their drawing of the sword for the new Red King. The remnants of HOMRA get together, Yata teasing them about getting there so late, as Anna is shown the sword that slain Mikoto Suoh. As the two Clans ready themselves for combat, their superiors tell them to step down. Anna tells Reisi that it's what Mikoto would have wished for after all so she cant bring herself to hate him for that, but, neither does she want to thank him for it either. The Red Clan returns to bar HOMRA with their new Red King after assuring the Dresden slate is in the hands of Reisi, giving the Silver Clansman one of her psychic marbles, now letting them see the figure of their king, Yashiro.

K Countdown[edit | edit source]

After the events of October 13th, Anna struggles to contain the red Aura as a King. Members of HOMRA attempt to comfort her, Izumo and Misaki especially. She is later kidnapped by gang members aiming to get back at HOMRA. Here, she comes to terms with the differences between Mikoto and herself, and declares that she will use her power to protect others, rather than resort to unnecessary forceThe focus changes to two days after the events of 13 October at HOMRA (building), with Misaki Yata asking Izumo Kusanagi where Anna is. Izumo says that Anna is still sleeping. Yata asks if she's okay after the damage she endured at Mihashira Tower, but Izumo mutters about her exhaustion being over something other than the damage. Before he can elaborate, Rikio Kamamoto enters, and Izumo notes how all of HOMRA is present now.

Izumo asks HOMRA what they want to do now that Anna has become the Red King. No one answers aside from Yata, who confidently states that they will re-establish HOMRA, re-open Bar HOMRA, and support Anna. However, Yō Chitose questions if things will be okay with Anna as their King, and if anything will be the same. This upsets Yata, who accuses Yō of not accepting Anna as their King. Yō says that Yata is wrong, whereas Shōhei Akagi ponders if it's okay for a child like Anna to lead people like HOMRA's clansmen.

On the contrary, Eric Sōlt says that he still wants to be with HOMRA, however even Masaomi Dewa is doubtful of things being the way they used to be.

Yata believes everyone is being narrow-minded, and Kōsuke Fujishima asks Izumo what he plans to do himself. Izumo says he will continue to stay by Anna's side, and points out that it is up to the rest of HOMRA to decide what they want to do, and says that arriving at the bar out of habit would only trouble Anna. Masaomi and Yo say that they will think about it, ultimately not wanting to trouble Anna. In a panic, Yata asks if they are implying that they might leave HOMRA, but Yō points out that Anna is important to him, but she isn't Mikoto, and accuses Yata of the same mindset before he and Masaomi leave.

Kōsuke mentions how Yo's respect for Mikoto might make it difficult for him to come to a decision, and that Masaomi was worried about Anna and Yata's state after the Clan's disbandment. Izumo asks what the remaining group will do. Kōsuke, Bandō, and Eric all decide to remain with Anna.

Just then, a rock is thrown through the bar window, with a paper that tells HOMRA to leave Shizume City. While everyone is angry, Izumo calmly notes how people must now know that HOMRA has begun to frequent the bar once more, and Shōhei worries about what might happen once people find out a child is now their leader. Yata doesn't understand why he's worried, and tells them that Anna is amazing, and talks about her fire bird manifestation. In the middle of his praise, however, he remembers Yō's words about Anna not being the same as Mikoto to him, and acknowledges that Anna's technique is different from Mikoto's.

Shōhei says he initially joined HOMRA for the power, but now it feels like home to him. However, no matter what his decision may be, no one has asked or heard about Anna's about feelings about all this.

A bit later, Yata goes upstairs to tell Izumo he's finished cleaning the bar, but, in Anna's room, he sees Anna surrounded by the red Aura, with Izumo by her side. Anna says that she is okay and she'll control the flames, and Izumo notes how, maybe, a King's power is not something one person can hold.

Anna mentions a dream she had, where flames are everywhere. She isn't sure if she is controlling the flames, if she is the flames themselves, or if the flames are her. The red she sees is still beautiful, but frightening. She remembers her vision of Tatara Totsuka telling that Anna would never let a nightmare end as one, and she states that she will make that power and red her own. She's accepted becoming a King, and won't run away. The entire time, Izumo makes a face of worry and regret over Anna's condition, but says nothing aside from agreeing with Anna's decision. Yata remains just outside the room, leaning against the wall with a troubled expression.

The next day, Bar HOMRA is covered with graffiti demanding that they leave and calling them hoodlums. Along with the vandalism, people have broke their water pipe, spread insults around the city, and stuck a pornographic image on Yata's back. Customers have been harassed, and acquaintances of HOMRA's are wary around them due to the harassment. Bandō says that none of this would happen if Mikoto were still alive, which bothers Yata, to hits his head against a vandalised wall. He remembers Mikoto's strength, danger, and power within HOMRA and the city, and how everyone feared him. He further remembers Izumo's decision-making for HOMRA, and how Tatara kept the space safe for them. However, despite Yata's respect for Mikoto, he never took into consideration what Mikoto was thinking.

The scene changes to Mikoto walking away, and Yata pleading for him to wait. He yells himself awake, sitting up on the couch, where Anna stands just about to put a blanket on him. Anna asks if he's okay, and Yata says he's fine. Yata had tried to stay up all night in order to catch vandals, but fell asleep. Anna notes how this would not have happened if Mikoto were alive. Yata, once again bothered by Anna's position, asks if he can say something. He calls himself stupid, something Anna immediately agrees with, much to Yata's chagrin. Yata stays on topic, and goes on about his devotion to Mikoto, not understanding Mikoto, and his dislike to being left out of things, and how Anna has to tell him things or else he won't know or understand. Anna agrees to this.

Izumo later enters, on the phone and talking to someone about receiving information, and sees both Yata and Anna asleep on the couch.

In the morning, Rikio is shocked to find out that Izumo has found out the vandals' objective. Izumo explains that the vandalism and harassment are because of groups HOMRA has angered in the past that have all temporarily joined together in an attempt to drive HOMRA out. Investigations on the groups are still being carried, Yata being one of the people patrolling, and Eric asks if Anna is aware of this yet. Izumo assures him that he told Anna, but right now, Anna went outside to be on her own for a bit.

Anna is seen outside, and she thinks to herself about how Mikoto was a King just by being around, and how compared to him, she is small, and wonders if she can do anything. A shadow forms behind her, and she turns to the unknown person.

Meanwhile, Yata enters the Shopkeeper's shop, where both Masaomi and Yō are as well, having heard of the same information about the vandals as Yata has. Once more, Yō brings up how Anna is not like Mikoto. This time, Yata happily agrees and says that Anna is Anna, and while his respect towards Mikoto is different from how he respects Anna, he will nonetheless support Anna. Then, Yata is called by the group that has been vandalising Bar HOMRA, and that they have Anna captive. In order to get her back, HOMRA has to leave Shizume City.

At the vandals' base, one questions how Anna is dangerous, while another man says that they just plan on scaring her, nothing reckless. A third man points out that without Mikoto, HOMRA is as good as gone, and just have to leave Shizume City. The entire conversation, Anna sits calmly and silently, even while being blindfolded and her hands tied up.

Anna wonders if she should burn the men, and if that would makes things right, like how Mikoto often thought. A man insults HOMRA, which makes Anna stand up, even after being told not to move. Anna burns the blindfold and restraint off, shocking the men. HOMRA has also shown up at the base, yelling at the kidnappers and asking Anna if she is okay. When HOMRA readies themselves to engage in a fight, Anna tells them to wait. She says that she can't be like Mikoto, and that her red is different from his. Because of that, she won't do things like Mikoto would have. Her fire manifests as wings on her back, and declares that they won't burn the men. She says her desire to protect things important to her is the reason she became a King, and because of that, she won't burn anything that doesn't have to be burnt. She says it's better off to point out that people are better off not attacking them.

A scared man tries to shoot her, but Yata deflects the bullet with his weapon, a steel rod, and tells the men that if they want to mess with HOMRA's King, they have to go through him first. Kōsuke, Eric, Yata, Bandō, and Yō are seen standing beside Anna. Happy, Anna says that while she cannot be like Mikoto, she would still be happy if they all stayed with her, to which everyone agrees. Rikio tells Anna that, to celebrate HOMRA's reunion, they should yell their usual chant. Everyone, Anna included, chant loudly. Outside, one man that tries to escape is stopped by Izumo. Izumo asks what the man thinks he is doing, running away, ridiculing how they've been annoying HOMRA, and forces the man into an interrogation.

Later, HOMRA is seen cleaning Bar HOMRA once more, and Yata excitedly announces the bar's re-opening tomorrow. Before he leaves, however, Izumo tells him to wait, and gives him a cocktail, as not only an early celebration of the bar's re-opening, but a belated celebration of Yata's twentieth birthday. Yata gulps the drink down, and Izumo scolds him for drinking it so quickly. Yata comments that it's delicious, and tells Izumo to fully rely on him now that he is a grown man.

The noise wakes Anna up from her slumber on the couch, and she asks what happened. Izumo says it was nothing, and offers to make Anna some warm milk before she goes back to bed, to which Anna happily agrees. At the end, the focus once more changes, this time to SCEPTER 4, where Seri Awashima summarises HOMRA's condition, and admitting that Anna is doing well. Reisi Munakata agrees with her, and that Anna's being a King is nothing to disapprove, even if she is so young. He adjusts his glasses, and tells Seri and Saruhiko Fushimi to concentrate on their job, and that they must go to Mihashira Tower, which is now under SCEPTER 4's control.

Anna, Yata, and Izumo returning to Homra for the surprise party.

On December 8th, Yata and Izumo accompany Anna to the rooftop where Tatara was murdered a year prior. Anna remembers that the two were there when Tatara died, and tells them how she heard Tatara's last words; that he was happy. The Clan throws a surprise party for Anna, admitting they weren't sure if she would want one considering Tatara died on her Birthday last year. However, they admit they he would probably be upset if they didn't throw her one, and Anna is glad they did. After hearing Anna's Birthday wish, Yata convinces the Silver Clan to sneak the top three members of Homra onto the school island. Kuroh and Neko reluctantly agree to help, but force the Red Clan to wear school uniforms so they won't attract attention. When they get inside, Anna and the Clan stop by the crater where Mikoto was killed, honoring his last moments.

K : Return of the Kings[edit | edit source]

In a flashback to a battle between the Red and Blue clans in Shizume Town, Anna and Tatara stand back on the high-rise helicopter landing pad, watching in awe as their kings and fellow clansman "Have a great time," "Greeting" and "Dancing."

Kamamoto and Yata notice Anna has fallen asleep, Yō Chitose being the womanizer he is, tells them they should put a blanket around the little lady. After Tucking her in, the Red Clansman begin to converse about a fight they had with the Blue Clan earlier, and how they are on constant alert now days with the Green Clan becoming an ever looming threat. Saburōta Bandō is seen checking the web, and finds a disturbing video being spammed all over the area, the rest of the red clansman go over to see what Bandō has found, all of them aweing in shock, accidentally waking Anna. Anna and the rest of the Clansman crowd around Bandō, watching the video spammed across the area, an 8-bit video game style representation of the transpiring deaths of Tatara and Mikoto. After Kusanagi tracks the source of the feed, Yata angrily speeds off to the source, a hotel that was previously seen in a stand off between the Reisi and Munakata, while looking for the gun used by Tataras murderer. The Green Clansman reveal themselves and attack the Red and Blue clans to no avail. Kusanagi asking them they said that HOMRA is dead and if they haven't heard the news of their new Red King. Anna reveals herself and unveils her Sword of Damocles, the Red Clansman shout their motto and charge into battle alongside the Blue Clan.

Anna and Neko eating Mr. Kusanagi's pancakes.

Neko crashes at bar HOMRA as Kuroh was summoned to Scepter 4s headquarters to meet with the Blue King. Though Yata was irritated by her presence, Anna, Kamamoto, and Kusanagi show their appreciation for Nekos assistance with rescuing Anna at Mihashira Tower. Neko jokes, asking if Anna will go "Kaboom!" like Mikoto did. Anna smiles at Neko and jumps up, running over to various pictures lining the bars wall, looking and reminiscing over a picture of Tatara and Mikoto, replying that she isn't as strong as Mikoto, but has a feeling that she'll be alright. A flashback of Mikoto after a brawl shows Tatara trying to assure Mikoto to use his power to protect the things and people he holds precious to him. Anna compliments his aura and looks up at him in awe. Mikoto pats her on the head, she lightly putting a hand to her head and watching as Mikoto walks off, beginning to smoke a cigarette. Yata assures Anna that he will do anything for her, and both Anna and Yata offer an invitation for Neko to stay at HOMRA, but declines, and returns to Kuroh, both of them agreeing that their home is Yashiros dorm.

Anna prepares to leave the bar to return an item of Nekos but is stopped by Yata, cautioning her about how dangerous it is outside with the Green Clans activities as of late and reconfirms that he will do anything for her, after several attempts to persuade Yata otherwise, Anna gives Yata the item to return to Neko, a pair of panties. Yata agitatedly rants why she would leave that lying around, but goes to the Academy anyways, with the pair of panties in a satchel. After a battle with the Green Clansman J Rank Sukuna Gojo and the reappearance of the Silver King, Yata returns to Anna after dropping off the panties, telling her that the Silver King wants to talk with her. Anna meets with the Silver and Blue Kings within Yashiros dorm, saddened over the death of the Gold King Daikaku Kokujōji and Anna being more than glad to assist with to repel the Green Clans ever looming presence. Anna and the rest of the Red Clan join the Coffee Table Alliance and begin working alongside the Silver and Blue Clans.

The very next day, the Blue an Red clans begin working together to capture and arrest the growing Green Clansman lurking throughout the city. Kusanagi begins to worry about having to deal with more casualties with the growing situation, and Anna replies that if it wouldn't have been for the Dresden Slate, she would never have met Mikoto and the others, but it's also because of the slate that so many are beginning to diverge down a path of destruction, and confirms that the Blue Kings state of his Sword of Damocles is beginning to worsen after the burden of killing the Colorless King.

A conference between the Silver, Red, and Blue clans is made before an appointed attack on Mihashira Tower by the Green King Nagare Hisui after he attempts to persuade Yashiro to join the Green Clan in stealing the Dresden Slate from the tower. Before Yata and Kusanagi can attempt to further contemplate the Silver Kings plans as Devils Advocates, and after hearing of the Green Kings fight with the Gold King years ago, Anna eagerly agrees to help defend Mihashira Tower and fight alongside the Silver and Blue kings, later after the conference, reassuring Yashiro that she will do her best.

After the plan backfired and reversed the Green Clansman, they instead target Yukari Mishakuji using both the Red and Blue clans. Yukari realizes his King has already begun his attack and retreats, pulling out Sukuna and Kotosaka. Kusanagi and Seri both contact Fushimi posted outside in a Scepter 4 van with Tatsuya Enomoto, and they begin locking down the building, their own way of communicating is through the Red Kings psychic orbs. Only minutes after the towers lockdown, the Green King blasts his way to the atrium the Red and Blue Clans are posted in. Anna looks up and tells her Clansman to stand back, that the Green King is coming.

Anna battling the Green King.

As the Red and Blue clans prepare themselves, Anna releases her power and unveils her Sword of Damolces, Nagare blasts his way through the door and lunges through the Red King and various clansmen with ease, jolting his way towards the Chamber of Slates. Anna gets back on her feet and uses her aura to fly alongside Nagare, attempting to dissuade him to attack. Anna jumps forward and bursts her aura at him, forcing him to deflect it with his own aura which is dispelled. Nagare compliments her power and starts his "Game," unveiling his Sword of Damocles and reverting into a ball of lightning, Anna in surprise refers to him as a "Lightning Beast" and flies after him, firing her aura at him, quickly dodging it. Yashiro, Kuroh and Neko scale the building, realizing the fight has started, seeing the Red and Green Kings Swords. As Anna attempts to fire at Nagare, he lands on the door of the Chamber of Slates and launches himself at Anna, knocking her back. Nagare blasts his way into the chamber, flaunting he has reached his goal, only to be knocked into the air and destroying the ceiling and outdoor pond above the roof by Reisi aura imbued sword, finally unveiling his own Sword of Damocles. The two Kings managed to force Nagare to temporarily use up his power.

Anna walks into the chamber as Yashiro unveils his Sword of Damocles and leaps in through the roof with Kuroh and Neko. Reisi interrogates Nagare, calling out his attack as nothing but animalistic and nonsensical, Nagare reveals that he had made a path for another, and this man will be his trump card. The room is soon filled with fog, Anna and Yashiro nervously look around. In surprise, Reisi realizes that the man who has came to the Chamber of Slates is non other than a King that was believed to be dead, after the destruction of the Kagutsu Crater Incident, the Sixth and Grey King Tenkei Iwafune. The Grey Kings own Sword of Damocles is revealed, the five kings swords hover above the building, aweing the men of Scepter 4 stationed outside.

After the fog begins to envelope the room again, Anna attempts to attack the Grey King, only for his aura to block her attack, he pulls out his Colt Navy 1851, firing upon Anna. Yashiro jumps in the way and deflects all of the Grey Kings bullets using his umbrella and tells Kuroh and Neko to leave. Anna and Yashiro watch as the Blue and Grey Kings battle, and talk about the disaster of the Kagutsu Incident, the destruction of the Grey Clan Cathedral, and the Grey Kings hypocritical choices of hiding all of these years, changing his name after losing his clan, and yet alone working with the Green King. Anna shivers and falls back against Yashiro, feeling the Grey Kings cold despair. Yashiro explains that the Grey King once known as Seigō Ōtori was once a pacifist who when forced to fight, would rival the power of the Previous Red King Genji Kagutsu and the Previous Blue king Jin Habari. After a hefty battle, Tenkei breaks Reisis confidence and his Saber. With this, Reisi Sword of Damocles begins to become even further damaged. The Grey King takes off with the Dresden Slate and Nagare, leaving the three Clans baffled, however, Anna reassures Yashiro that it is not the end, and there will be another chance to fight the Green Clan.

Later on after Fushimis betrayal of Scepter 4, Yashiro exchanges his plans to use a Damocles down to destroy the slate, feeling somewhat saddened by his resolve to destroy the symbol of his dream, but also relieved after the slate has taken so much away from her. Anna realizes that despite how much she loves the red given to her by Mikoto and the fact that it saved her, she wont mind losing it, admitting that all of her life she has seen fate unfold before her, and now, as the Red King, will destroy the fate that tries to hurt the ones she cares about. Only minutes later, Reisi walks into the bar, revealing that he has been fired by the Prime Minister Samukawa, and has become the spitting image of Mikotos stubborn arrogance. Anna reassures Reisi that he is nothing like Mikoto, surprising him. Reisi admits he would have never imagined being the one admonished, he explains he will probably abandon his Clansman. Reisi leave despite Annas plea to stay. Later that day, Anna has a tense headache, Kusanagi worriedly asks Anna if she's alright. A tall pillar of Green light rises from the Yomito gate, the Dresden Slate is awakened, forcing the power of strains onto regular civilians worldwide.

The two Red Kings using their fire to create a path.

Anna, Yashiro, the White Rice Party, and HOMRA begin their ascent in the Schattenreich blimp to the crash into the Yomito gate and attack Jungles Secret Base as Saruhiko battles Sukuna Gojo after opening the secret base gate and Reisi rebattles the Grey King Tenkei Iwafune. After the Clansman get into their positions, Reisi defeats the Grey King and awaits his own sword to come falling down, he looks down at Anna as she amasses all of the Red Clans power, a mirage of Mikoto Suoh appears behind her, shocking Reisi. The two begin to repeat "Burn them... Burn them...! Burn them!" and uses her psychic marbles to blast a hole through each level of the underground base into the basement holding the slate. Yashiro forces his Weismann level past its limit and forcing a Damocles down, the sword hitting the center of the Slate, destroying it despite Nagare attempts to kill the Silver King.

Anna encountering Gojo outside HOMRA.

Anna is later seen in the credits with the rest of HOMRA. Sometime after the events of Return of Kings, the Clan discusses how time flew by, and that Anna is going to be a Middle School student come Fall. She went out on her own to memorize the route to school, and although this worried Homra, they agreed that Anna could probably take on the entire student body by herself if she wanted to. One time, Anna runs into Sukuna Gojo on one of her walks. Gojo still believes that they are enemies, and challenges Anna to fight him. She then punches him with no hesitation, and tells him to do the same. He is surprised but doesn't strike back. When she returns to the bar, Homra takes a group photo. [29]

K Seven Stories[edit | edit source]

Circle Vision: Sometime after the destruction of the Slates, Anna and the rest of her Clan engage in a large-scale battle between the other Clans. However, most of the party is oblivious to the fact that they are "trapped" in a dream-like world, although Anna appears to be aware of this. When Mr. Kusanagi begins to realize the nature of their situation, Anna encourages him, stating that she was already able to wake up. Kusanagi follows a blinding light and meets up with members from other Clans, having the same dream. They are then transported to a dark void; Anna and Reisi being able to keep up as they are "active Kings". It is then revealed that the source of the dream is the human remnant of the Dresten Slate, who created a perfect world based on their deepest desires. This means that people who have passed, such as Mikoto and Tatara, are actually alive in this world. When Homra returns to the bar, Mikoto, Izumo, and Tatara have one last drink together, before Anna and Yata hold hands as the latter wakes up. [30]

Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]

Anna's Aura as King

Red Aura: After being chosen as the new king and leader of HOMRA, Anna has power over fire, imbibing itself in a red-colored Aura when exerted, the Aura has great offensive ability to allow Anna to break the cage. Like Mikoto Suoh, Anna can also manifest her Aura to throw a barrier for defense. Anna can manifest this Aura into a pair of wings that could be used for flight.

Strain[edit | edit source]

Empathy: Anna is a high-level Empath. Allowing her to sense, recognize, perceive, and directly feel the emotions and moods of other people as though it were her own feelings.

  • Mind-Reading: With the use of her red marble, Anna has gained the ability to delve into one's mind, thus being able to read their inner thoughts.[5]

Anna using her marbles to locate Totsuka's killer.

  • Psychic Navigation: Using four of her marbles on a map of the city, while concentrating Anna is able to locate multiple people.[24]
  • Clairvoyance:  Anna has clairvoyance, allowing her to 'see' the world by forcing her will into the marbles then into the subject the marbles were reacting to, which can be a person or location. Her mind, apart from her body, then moves to the place her marbles are pointing at to 'see' everything with her mind rather than her actual eyes. 
  • Syncing:  An ability she has that links her to Mikoto.  Due to it, the two are able to sense each other and communicate in dreams.  However, this was an accident.  Another instance of this ability is when Mizuchi tries to make her sync to the Dresden Slate.  
  • Phenomenal Projection:  Under great stress, Anna can project her inner world (traumatic experiences like burning, drowning, and even choking Mizuchi put her through) into the real world, affecting the people around her and having the potential to be life-threatening. 
  • Lie Detection: Anna can sense when someone is lying.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Anna using one of her marbles to see color.

Red Marbles: Anna's main items are crystal, red marbles, which she often tucks away in her dress pockets.[5] She currently has at least five in her possession.[24] The items also can used as a psychic link to communicate with people who have one of her marbles (prevents enemies from eavesdropping on radios or communication devices).

  • Color Sight: While looking through her marble, Anna is granted the capacity to see color, thus briefly overcoming her inability to see such a spectrum.[5]
  • Wings: Anna has wings made out of her aura that gives her the ability to fly.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  • Anna's surname Kushina means "comb" (櫛) (kushi) and "name, distinguished, reputation" (名) (na).
    • It is shortened from Kushinada-hime (櫛名田姫, Kushinada-hime), the deity whom Susano-o no Mikoto rescued.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "It's warm next to you. It's the only warm place." - to Mikoto Suoh
  • "I acquire this power in order to protect."
  • "If my fate as the Red King is to destroy, then I'll destroy the fate that tries to hurt the ones that I care about."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Anna's hobby is watching everyone in HOMRA [31].
  • Anna only addresses people by their first names.
  • Anna is the only known female King. She is still referred to as one because the term is genderless when referencing one of the Seven Kings.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 K Anime: Episode 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 K-Project Official Website Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Profile" defined multiple times with different content
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 K Official Guide Book A MEMORY OF KINGS
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 K Anime: Episode 1
  8. 8.0 8.1 K Anime: Episode 6
  9. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 1, Pages 12-13
  10. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 1, Pages 31-33
  11. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 1, Page 43
  12. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 2, Pages 23-24
  13. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 3, Page 3
  14. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 3, Page 5
  15. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 4, Page 9
  16. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 3, Pages 33-34
  17. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 4-9
  18. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 10-14
  19. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 15-20
  20. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Page 20
  21. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 23-29
  22. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 5, Pages 29-31
  23. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 1-2
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 K Anime: Episode 2
  25. K Anime: Episode 3
  26. K Anime: Episode 4
  27. 27.0 27.1 K Anime: Episode 9
  28. 28.0 28.1 K Anime: Episode 11
  29. K-After Stories #5
  30. K- Seven Stories: Circle Vision "Nameless Song"
  31. Missing Kings Extra Edition Character's Book

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