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Name
Kanji 小桜 茉莉
マリー
Rōmaji Kozakura Marī
Marī
Information
Hair color White
Eye color Pink
Gender Female
Species 1/4 Medusa, 3/4 Human[1]
Height 154cm (5'1")[1]
Weight 130 apples (39 kg) (85 lbs)[1]
Age 140[2][3][4]
Birthday July 21[1]
Occupation Mekakushi Dan Member No.4
Ability Locking Eyes
Combining Eyes
Status Alive[5][6] (Music Route[7], Manga Route[8], Novel Route[9], Mekakucity Actors, Movie)
Relatives Tsukihiko (Grandfather)
Azami (Grandmother)
Unnamed Father[10]
Shion Kozakura (Mother)
Voice Actors
Japanese Kana Hanazawa
Special Kana Hanazawa (Official PVs)
First Appearance
Music Kuusou Forest
Manga 03. Kisaragi Attention
Novel Kagerou Daze -in a daze-
Anime Act 01: Jinzou Enemy


No, I don't want to say goodbye... I want to be with everyone... One more time... One more time!

—Marry while using the queen snake's power, Act 12: Summertime Record


Marry Kozakura (小桜 茉莉 Kozakura Marī) / Marry[11] (マリー Marī) is the fourth member of the Mekakushi Dan. She is the daughter of Shion, as well as the granddaughter of Azami and Tsukihiko.



Appearance

Marry is a small albino girl with long, platinum blonde, wavy hair which reaches down to her hips, and pink eyes. She usually wears a light blue dress with a white apron over it and chooses to stay barefoot. She sometimes has a pink ribbon tied into her hair. Her hoodie is white with pink roses on it.[12]
In Mekakucity Actors her usual white hair has a cream hue added to it that becomes darker as it reaches the tips. She also wears short loose brown boots instead of going barefoot.
As a child, she used to wear a pink dress with white knee socks and red shoes. A small pink flower was also placed in her hair to the left.[12]

Personality

Marry is generally extremely shy around people and can barely stay calm around new acquaintances. Similar to Shintaro, Marry is an extreme hikikomori, which means she stays at home at all times and therefore has little to no stamina. Because of this, Marry tends to be very clumsy, as shown when she spilled tea on Momo[13] and broke the glassware, and similarly when she accidentally flung the handheld massager towards the terrorist leader during the incident in the shopping center.
Due to the fact that she had to spend most of her life by herself, she treasures her friends from the bottom of her heart and cannot live without them being around anymore. This strong affection is the main cause for the use of her powers during the story, as she uses them to prevent the loss of her friends by death.[14][15]

Eye Ability

  • Locking Eyes (目を合わせる Me o Awaseru): Marry has a power known as the "Locking Eyes" ability, which she inherited from her mother Shion and her grandmother Azami. It allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze. It is not as complete as her mother's or grandmother's power as she is not able to turn people into stone, but it can paralyze them for a short amount of time.
  • Combining Eyes (目を合体させる Me o Gattaisaseru): Marry's eye ability can combine and therefore control all snakes. It was directly given to her by Azami when she died and entered the Kagerou Daze.[16] This ability causes her to automatically obtain a snake after its owner has died[17] and also allows her to take a snake directly from them.[18] Combining Eyes' abilities grow stronger with the more snakes she has in her possession; around five snakes allow her to control the Kagerou Daze[19], and with more, she can rewind the world back to its beginning. A strengthened Combining Eyes also alters her appearance, causing scales to appear on her cheeks and shortening her hair with long, snake-like projections below it.[20] Combining Eyes also passively causes the other snakes (and thus their owners) to be drawn towards its owner.[21]

Songs


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Trivia

  • She was designed by Wannyanpoo.
  • Marry is a fujoshi.[22]
    • Despite this, when asked on Twitter if Marry's fujoshi side came from deriving a Meiji era’s BL Novelist’s name, Mori Mari (森 茉莉), Jin replied: I don’t want to cause more misunderstandings, so I won’t say the details, but there are a lot of ways to interpret Marry's name, so you might be able to find a lot of interesting reasons. For example, various people thought it was inspired by Mary's Room ."[23]
    • This is also likely why her name has been translated differently in some previous media and official merchandise, as well as the official English translations.
    • However, in the final novel, Kagerou Daze VIII -summer time reload-, her name is displayed and spelled as "Mary".
  • Jin mentioned the meaning of the rosemary in the language of flowers. He liked the meanings "memories" and "quiet strength", but the one that got him the most was: "Because you've come (into my life), all my worries have disappeared."[citation needed]
  • In the Mekakucity Actors opening storyboard, Marry's name is written as "Mary", whereas in the finalized version, her name stays "Marry". The English releases of the light novel and manga spell her name "Marie".
  • Her favorite anime is Kuroshitsuji.[1]
  • She makes and sells artificial flowers for money, except each stalk is 5 yen and she makes about 500 yen a month.[1]
  • Marry ages slower than normal humans due to her heritage.[1]
    • Marry did not know her own age, as she did not count along as the years passed.[24]  However, in Jin's 2015 tweet, he states Marry chose her age to be 17, and 17 candles are lit on Marry's birthday cake by Kano, who said, "you’ll be the same age as everyone then", during Marry's first birthday held at the hideout.[25]
  • Marry writes poetry, which she tries to keep a secret.[26]
  • In the manga, Marry comes to meet the other members of the Mekakushi Dan when they were children, including Ayano. In the other media, it is stated that she only joined the Mekakushi Dan after Ayano's death.[27]

Quotes

  • "So, so many people." - (From the Kagerou Daze Disintegration Book)
  • "No, I don't want to say goodbye." - (From the Mekakucity Records Crossfade)
  • "I was watching a familiar dream. An awfully strange nightmare... Will you listen to this bizarre summer story?" - (From the Mekakucity Records PV [2013] Introduction) [28]
  • "Today too, I’ll surely see my dream. Until you encounter me again, Seto." - (From the Mekakucity Records PV [2013] Ending) [29]

References

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