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Kanato Sakamaki (逆巻 カナト Sakamaki Kanato) is the fourth son of the Sakamaki household. Kanato, along with Laito and Ayato, are the triplet sons of Cordelia and Karlheinz, the Vampire King.

Appearance

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Kanato in Haunted Dark Bridal
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Kanato in MORE,BLOOD

Kanato appears to have a resemblance in appearance to his mother Cordelia, having the same colored light purple hair, though he has large matching eyes, with visible dark undertones beneath them, most likely due to lack of sleep. Kanato also has a rather short, thin figure with a noticeably younger look about him than his brothers, thus causing him to stand out as more childlike in appearance. He began wearing glasses in MORE, BLOOD.

Kanato is almost never seen without his beloved Teddy wrapped safely in his arms.

In Haunted Dark Bridal, he usually wears a black hoodie vest with a long-sleeved white shirt and red ribbon underneath. The vest's straps extend to his upper arms. He wears this attire with black shorts and red pants bearing a checkered pattern that reach above his knees.

In MORE,BLOOD, he wears a beige sweater with a black, polka-dotted dress shirt underneath and an un-clipped red bow tie. He will occasionally don glasses.

His school uniform consists of the black school jacket over a maroon-colored vest with a red string tie and a white undershirt with a ruffled Victorian collar, which are worn with black pants. He also wears short black knee-socks and brown dress shoes.

Personality

Young Kanato

Kanato's disturbed, childlike personality is a fact and he has had a very weird and eccentric personality even as a child, usually staying alone, talking to his dolls, self-harm, or turning others into wax dolls.

Around others, Kanato usually acts very spoiled, childish, and demanding, usually emotionally blackmailing others, either with tears or hysterical tantrums to get his way. In fact, Kanato is quite mentally unstable and shows signs of psychotic behavior when angered. He is shown to be moved to tears easily which can quickly be replaced by loud yelling. He adores sweets and hates things that are bitter.

Perhaps his most prominent trait is his attachment to his precious teddy bear, Teddy, whom he is almost always depicted holding and will become enraged if a person touches or speaks "familiarly" to him, let alone attempts to take Teddy away from him. This is shown when he snaps at the heroine for referring to Teddy as if she "knows him".

Cordelia's relationships with other men have led him to believe that women are sexually driven and so ignores Yui's pleas for him to stop, believing her to just be a prude or shy. He may have even watched when Cordelia and her lovers made love as he often does things like playing with Yui's hair that he thinks may arouse her.

Kanato can freely be categorized as a "yandere type" of character due to the bonds he is capable of having, even if they still are quite twisted. Kanato is childish but overly possessive and even if he's not always thinking clearly, he must decide the future not only for himself but also for the heroine.

History

Kanato's room

Kanato was born the middle child of Cordelia and raised alongside his two brothers, Ayato and Laito. Unlike Ayato, he and Laito were given more freedom, yet the former did not receive enough attention from his mother that a boy his age required. Cordelia, who referred to him as her "Little Songbird", often called for him to sing to her, which he was happily inclined to.

Kanato, as a child craved his mother's attention and would self-harm just to get her attention, though these efforts were largely in vain. Kanato did love Cordelia as a child, however, this never reached her because she shows zero interest in him aside from his singing, which sexually aroused her.

Kanato received his teddy bear from Cordelia which she had received from one of her lovers but had no need for. He prefers not to play so much with his brothers and to remain alone with his only friend - Teddy.

He has been murdering people alive and making them into 'dolls' since he was a very young child. Cordelia encouraged this behavior, stating she loved his dolls and thinks he should make more. Many of these dolls were his mother's lovers once they were of no further use to her.

When he finds Cordelia's bloodied corpse in the rose bushes (upon being pushed from the balcony by Laito) he burned what remained of her, laughing as he did so and put her ashes inside a vial which he put inside Teddy.

Relationships

Cordelia

Since he was a child, he was ignored by his mother and spent much of his time by himself rather than playing with his brothers. During his childhood, Cordelia mainly used him for her entertainment, ordering her "Little Songbird" to sing to her. He stated she ordered him to sing until his vocal cords bled, as she felt aroused by his singing. Still, she would pay more attention to his uncle Richter while Kanato was singing for her. He often finds himself conflicted and confused when comparing Yui to Cordelia, declaring his love for her whilst also becoming upset that they share the same manner of speech and scent, among other things.

Karlheinz

Similarly to Cordelia, Karlheinz largely neglected his son. Like all the Sakamaki siblings, Kanato hates his father.

Richter

Kanato knew about the relationship between Richter and his mother, which they had never hidden from him, and disapproved of Richter. Cordelia has warned Kanato in the past against killing his uncle, like he did with her other lovers. However, Kanato eventually murders him in his route in Haunted Dark Bridal[1].

Siblings

He has often stated that he doesn't mind if his brother's drop dead or are somehow seriously injured, even showing disappointment when they narrowly avoid injury and death[2]. He often gets his way by manipulating his brother's with his tears and tantrums, though is willing to listen to Reiji and Shuu when it benefits him.

Ayato

Ayato and Kanato, although they supposedly "detest the mere presence" of one another, actually have a somewhat brotherly relationship. This relationship is shown during the countless times Ayato steals Teddy just to have fun with him. However, even he would stop in front of Kanato's tears even though he says he simply hates this kind of bother. As punishment for stealing Teddy, though, Kanato often threatens to tear Ayato to pieces and cut him up. Ayato calls Kanato a 'hysteric'.

Laito

Kanato is triplets with Laito and Ayato. They were seen to be close as children, trying to catch bats together, however, they would later grow apart. He states that since Ayato and Laito were born from the same womb as him he cannot dislike them and loves them so much he is disgusted by them. He seems to have some level of tolerance for Laito and Ayato even when they suck Yui's blood, however he isn't afraid of retaliating and hurting them in response, either. While they often tag-team Yui when they get her alone, Laito and Ayato don't hesitate in backing down when Kanato makes an appearance, showing that they are afraid of him to some degree. Despite this, Laito enjoys teasing Yui and getting her alone with him just to get a rise out of Kanato.

Yui

He often mentally abuses Yui like he does to others, and even threatened to turn her into one of his wax dolls, calling it an "honor". He is shown to be extremely possessive toward her from the beginning. However, as stronger feelings develop between them, he regards her as more his property than merely his food, as shown throughout his route as well as character interviews[3]. Throughout many of Kanato's routes, Yui becomes disconnected from reality and becomes dependant upon solely Kanato. She even, in his Vampire Ending of his Haunted Dark Bridal route, appears to loose some of her memory and accepts that, despite this, only their love matters. Kanato's way of showing his love for Yui is incredibly twisted. He enforces this by showing he is willing to do anything to ensure their happiness together, going so far as to murder "everyone who could stand in [their] way"[1].

Alternatively, in his Manservant Ending, Yui takes it upon herself to murder the other Sakamaki's to show her love for him. He even entrusts Teddy to her when his threads come undone and later burns Teddy in order to prove his feelings. It is also shown that Kanato has mutual respect for Yui, becoming upset when she refers to him with the suffix "kun" at the end of his name. Generally, suffixes show that there is some gap in the relationship where someone is of higher importance than another, thus he scolds her for being "so distant when addressing [him]".

Mukami's

Yuma rarely seems to be affected by Kanato's temper and returns his threats with physical ones of his own. He considers Kanato to be a rather gloomy and depressed person because of how much time he spends adhering to the Vampire stereotypes of staying out of the sun, and such[4]. In the MORE, BLOOD Touken Drama CD, Yuma teases Kanato with the nickname of "Eye-Bags".

Abilities

Like all vampires, he has an inhuman strength as well as increased speed, increased vision and hearing, and smell. Being a vampire, he also has fast healing and healing saliva.

Teleportation

He appears to be capable of teleporting from nowhere in an instant.

Pyrokinesis

He is shown to have control over fire and can summon flames from out of thin air whenever he desires.

Flying

On the night of a full moon, vampires possess the ability to fly.

Soul Transfer

Summons the essence of maniac from hell into "Teddy" with the incantation, "Dico questo Bazu ma abita nell'anima della magia".

Familiars

He can control and summon familiars. He can also turn his dolls into familiars - animating nonliving objects

Trivia

  • When he was a child, Kanato always sang Scarborough Fair to Cordelia.
  • He hates eating spicy food.
  • He is right-handed like his triplet brother Laito.[5]
  • His foot size is 25cm.
  • He is the only triplet with purple hair similar to Cordelia's. He takes pride in this and is slightly narcissistic because of it.
  • His favorite dessert is raspberry pudding.
  • He is mentioned to be something of a necrophile - although not necessarily a necrophiliac.
  • He likes sweet foods and hates coffee stating that it is bitter.
  • When he was small, his mother used to let Richter drink her blood in front of him.
  • In CHAOS LINEAGE, he is a member of the Orange Family.
  • He isn’t afraid of rides
  • His favorite Sweets Shop is located somewhere near Vandead Carnival
  • His Teddy once appeared in the background of a Japanese Magazine called “PopTeen” (Image)
  • Kanato was forced to eat a cucumber by Yuma
  • He dislikes actual real Bears
  • He is afraid of bugs and speaking in front of crowds
  • There is official art of his teddy without the eye-patch (Picture)
  • Instead of holding a bouquet of lollipops in his Bloody Bouquet in his original draft he was going to be holding a bunny plush instead (Draft)
  • In a Official Rejet Poll he placed 2nd place as “Rejet Character you shouldn’t introduce to your parents 2016"
  • In that same Interview, Kaji Yuki (voice actor) confessed that he would like to see Kanato grow/become more like an adult

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 DIABOLIK LOVERS Haunted Dark Bridal - Kanato's Vampire Ending
  2. DIABOLIK LOVERS Haunted Dark Bridal - Kanato's Ecstasy 04
  3. DIABOLIK LOVERS 5th Anniversary Book - Kanato
  4. Diabolik Lovers, MORE, BLOOD Touken Drama CD: "He who does not work, neither shall he eat ★ The Everyday Life at the Vegetable Garden"
  5. Diabolik Lovers MORE,BLOOD Visual Fan Book

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