Shuuya Kano

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Kanji 鹿野 修哉
Rōmaji Kano Shūya
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Yellow
Gender Male
Species Human
Height 165cm (5'5")[1]
Weight 50kg (110 lbs)[1]
Blood type B[1]
Age 17[2][3]
Birthday May 10th[1]
Occupation Mekakushi Dan Member No.3
Ability Deceiving Eyes
Status Current:
Alive (Mekakucity Actors, Movie)
Past Routes:
Deceased / Inside the Kagerou Daze (Music Route[4], Manga Route[5], Novel Route[6])
Relatives Unnamed Mother
Unnamed "Aunt"[note 1]
Kenjirou Tateyama (Foster Father)
Ayaka Tateyama (Foster Mother)
Ayano Tateyama (Foster Sister)
Tsubomi Kido (Foster Sister)
Kousuke Seto (Foster Brother)
Voice Actors
Japanese Shinnosuke Tachibana
Yuki Kaida (young)
First Appearance
Music Konoha no Sekai Jijou
Manga 01. Jinzou Enemy I
Novel Kagerou Daze -in a daze-
Anime Act 01: Jinzou Enemy

You're really interesting..! Excellent.

Shuuya Kano (鹿野 修哉 Kano Shūya) / Kano ( カノ) is the third member of the Mekakushi Dan. He's also the one who came up with the name Mekakushi Dan on his own initiative.


Kano has short, choppy blond hair and golden cat-like eyes. He wears a black zipless hoodie with a white inside and black dots running vertically down the inside of his hood, mirrored by white dots on the outside.[7] Underneath, he wears a tucked-in beige shirt with long sleeves that he rolls up to his elbows. His jeans are worn with a brown belt and are tucked into black strapped boots that reach to about half of his shins.[8] In the anime, his shirt is dark gray.[9]
In a group photo in the anime, before Ayano's suicide, he wore a slightly different hoodie, similar to the one that he uses now, albeit without the black and white spots.[10]


Shuuya Kano is close childhood friends with Tsubomi Kido and Kousuke Seto.[11][12]
Outwardly, Kano has an unfocused, aloof personality and always has a smile on his face. Because he teases Marry, Momo, and Kido a lot, he's often considered to be a flirt - but when it counts, he's worth relying on.
His actual personality, which he hides behind his ability the majority of the time, is quite subdued and mature. He seems to be mistrustful of others and carries around self-loathing tendencies, believing himself to be "useless".
He becomes much more heavily involved in the Kagerou Daze event early on (compared to most of the rest of the Dan) when he learns more about the Snake of Clearing Eyes' plot from Ayano, and especially after Clearing begins to force Kano to follow his commands.[13]

Eye Ability

  • Deceiving Eyes (目を欺く Me wo Azamuku): Kano eye ability allows him to change what people perceive him as. With this ability, he can change his appearance to impersonate other people and even animals. He can only use this ability on himself and not others. To be able to use his ability to its best potential, he must know one's looks, voice, and smell. His ability usually cancels out if he feels physical pain, as "pain" reminds him of himself, just like remembering something or someone transforms him into that person.





  • Like the other two from the orphanage he is referred to with his last name rather than his first name.
  • His favorite prefecture is the Saga Prefecture.[1]
  • Jin stated that, although Kido is number one of the Mekakushi Dan, Kano actually plays the role of a leader in the story.[14]
  • His hoodie was a gift from Ayano when they were younger.[15] However, in the manga, it was a gift from Ayaka to be used to hide their eyes when their powers would activate.[16]
  • Kano is the shortest boy in the team compared to the male Mekakushi Dan members (aside from Hibiya since he is still in elementary school). In one anthology, Kido stated that the reason why Kano still wears boots even in scorching summer is to make himself look taller.
  • According to the character designs booklet in Newtype Magazine 2014, it is stated that Kano's charm point are his eyes.[17]
  • He was the quickest to learn how to control his ability, excluding Ene, Konoha, and Kenjirou.[13]
  • Kano's design was supposed to be something like a gambler, but calmer. His hoodie has an "Othello" design and is reversible, but Jin said the white side of the hoodie definitely does not suit Kano.[18]
  • When he, Kido and Seto were children, Kano was the tallest out of the three.[13]
  • His official age is stated to be 17 in Sidu’s art collection book (2015) as well as in his official character profile from the anime magazine PASH, making him slightly older than Kido. Seto is the youngest of the trio. Kano is also in the same school grade as Kido and Seto.[13] In Yobanashi Deceive IV, Ayaka tells the Trio that Ayano is 'older than you all by one year... Odd, didn’t the administrator tell you?' Because Kano's birthday is May 10, he is the oldest of the Trio and closest in age to Ayano, as his birthday occurs before the main story that happens August 14th-15th.</ref>
  • Kano has taken on the forms of a black cat (various Routes), his mother (only specified in the Novel Route), Ayano Tateyama (various Routes), Haruka Kokonose in the Mekakucity Actors Route (when Deceiving Ene), Momo Kisaragi while Deceiving Shintaro Kisaragi in the early Novel Route, Azami in Kagerou Daze VIII -summer time reload- of Novel Route, and Marry Kozakura in the Kagerou Daze (manga) second Route. The latter two forms are taken on when the Mekakushi Dan attempt to stop the Snake of Clearing Eyes.
    • In the Novel Route's Kagerou Daze VII -from the darkness-, Kano promises to the Dan he'll stop following what Clearing says, which implies he will drop some previous forms such as Momo Kisaragi and Ayano Tateyama when Deceiving Shintaro Kisaragi, particularly, as he also felt remorse for what he had done to Shintaro.
    • In the Music Route, he is also briefly seen a handful of times as a female in Yobanashi Deceive, who wears a female version of Kano's own outfit. Official, contributing and previous artists such as Sidu, Wannyanpoo, and Mahiro Satou have since drawn various drawings of Kano's female form as well, though this design has yet to appear within the main storyline.
    • Kano's female form is called "Kanoko" in Japan.


  • "Uwaaa! Marry, those clothes are really cute! Since you look like a seal…" - (Children Record Booklet)
  • "Ah, my most ugly heart. I hate, hate, hate it, so I can’t help but sneer all the time." - (Limited edition version of Mekakucity Records)
  • “Ah, I’m so dirty. I can’t tell anyone about my real feelings” - (Limited edition version of Mekakucity Records)
  • "What? A TV anime? But such a thing doesn't exist, right? Just kidding, there is gonna be one!" - (Mekakucity Actors Commercial)



  1. Kagerou Daze V -the deceiving- describes her as not a related by blood and suggesters she's maybe a "half-sister-in-law ( or whatever it was)" and Kano refers to her as "aunt" for simplicity.


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