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Introduction
Saki Kawasaki
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Saki Kawasaki
Kanji 川崎 沙希 (かわさき さき)
Romanji Kawasaki Saki
Vital Statics
Gender Female
Birthdate October 26
Physical attributes
Hair color Silver
Eye color Purple
Blood Type A
Personal Status
Status Alive/Active
Occupation
1.High School student
2.Former employee of "Angel Ladder"Cafe
Affiliation Soubu High School
Debut
Light Novel Debut Volume 2, Prologue
Anime Debut Episode 4
Potrayal
Seiyu/Voice Actor Ami Koshimizu (Japanese)
Mi Na Yun (Korean)


Saki Kawasaki is a loner student at Sobu High School. She's in the same class as Yui and Hachiman, class 2-F.

Appearance

Bodily Attributes

Hachiman states that she's tall and slender. Her eyes are light purple in the anime, and she has a beauty spot under her right eye. It's said that her legs are smooth and it's stated that she has waist-long free hair and the length varies between, the middle of her thighs and her knees in the light novel illustrations. Her hair reaches around the top of her thighs and she is given a notable and curved cowlick in the anime. Her hair was described as "blueish" by Hachiman. She is known to be one of the most mature character in the series.

Clothing

Saki is usually seen in the school uniform though has the most disheveled and relaxed state. She has two buttons of her shirt undone and doesn't tuck it in. Sometimes she doesn't wear the blazer and if she does its unbuttoned. Sometimes she ties a grey cardigan around her waist.

Personality

At the start of the series, Saki is a calm, conscientious and private person. However she's disagreeable and cold overall. Hachiman said that Saki looks like a delinquent a number of times. She can be curt, stuborn and frank. She avoids small talk and Saki quickly gets to the point of conversations. She may use her opponents' words against them and often uses their point of view to point out flaws in them.

She can be aggressive, for example she often answers questions with more questions. Hachiman describes her as an indifferent and cold loner. She is a conscientious, disciplined, independent and emotionally stable person. She kept calm and showed mild irritation at most. Example, when Hachiman saw her underwear, her reaction was just a short insult with a calm demeanor.

Saika said that she's never seen her being friendly with anyone. Yoshiteru describes her as solemn, haughty or aloof. On the other hand, Taishi describes her as "kind" and "serious" in Past but was revealed by Hachiman that her nature remains the same but hidden. Saki's aggressiveness stems from the fact that she can't express herself properly, lack of words and just plain clumsiness. Saki is mostly considerate for her family members. Saki regularly texts someone during class (presumably her younger brother), often with a smile on her face. In the light novel, Hachiman notices her smiling, resulting in her to all flustered.

Even after she stopped working on night shifts, Saki still appears tired, lazy and drowsy in speech, indicating that nothing in ordinary high school teen life interest her, a trade similar to Hachiman.

Abilities

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Saki making costumes for athletic festival

She often made dinner for her siblings in her middle school days, which shows her skill in cooking and other house chores. Saki is also skilled in sewing both by hand and by sewing machine, this is shown by her skills in making costumes for her class play (cultural festival) & athletic festival and also by her hand made scrunchie, fixed up blazer & blouse. In the light novel her skills are listed as karate and making soft toys


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Saki in sports event

She also tried her hands in the athletic festival, as a participant of sports and also as a broadcasting unit.

History

In the light novel, Kawasaki's house is mentioned to be somewhere close to Hikigaya's house, the middle school district which is different because of the interposition of the highway

According to her brother she was a super serious student back in middle school. She was relatively nice back then and often made dinner and stuff. She didn’t change much even when she was in her first year of high school But changes were observed in second year

Plot

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Shizuka losing the fight.

Saki is Hachiman's classmate who seems like a delinquent as she often arrives late to class. As Hachiman leaves the class he notices Saki looking at a flyer for summer school classes. Later, the Service Club runs into Komachi and Taishi Kawasaki, Saki's younger brother. Taishi explains his concern for his sister to them since she comes home late every night, nearly at 5 in the morning. Yukino resolves to accept his worry as a request for the Service Club to determine what Saki's agenda is. At school, the Service Club tried and failed using various methods to approach Saki. Hayama and Shizuka tried to persuade her, but they also failed. Later on, they learned that Saki works in a cafe somewhere in Chiba City, and tracked down the two most likely cafes.


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Service club encounter Saki

The Service Club discover that Saki works night shifts at the second cafe on the top floor of the classy Royal Okura Hotel named as Angel ladder. Yukino finds that Saki lied about her age to the management so that she can work nights there for her own reasons. But there they failed to persuade her to give up the night shifts, as she tackled their questions with their own questions and ideals.


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Saki and service club listening to Hachiman's explanation

The following day, Hachiman traps Saki in a near by restaurant with the entire group along with her brother.There he predicts the exact reason for her night shifts and reveals it to the group, that Saki is working night shift as a bar tender under a false name and age with that as a motive to fund her summer cram school tuition, so as not to burden her family, although she was inadvertently worrying her brother. Hachiman also suggested a solution to their problem by telling Saki to apply for a scholarship, thus she doesn't have to worry her brother or to work night shift any longer.

In the light novel Volume 5 Chapter 2, it is mentioned that she followed Hachiman's advice and managed to get a scholarship and her relationship with her siblings seems to turned for the better. She still does her part time jobs only in her leisure hours and spends more time with her siblings.

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Saki making costumes for class play

Later in the series  Episode 10 (adaptation of Volume 6) Ebina's eyes fell on the skills of Saki (In light novel by Hachiman's influence) and thus her social relationship improved followed by her participation in various events especially making costumes for class play, athletic festival, etc.


It was later mentioned in Volume 10, that she planned on going to a public school for the liberal arts and choose liberal arts for her career path of third year, to reduce the expense in consideration for her siblings and parents


Differences in light novel and Anime

In light novel her debut was that Hachiman wanted solitude so he went to the rooftop. At the rooftop, Hachiman writes his future career report which is caught by the wind. Conversely, Saki at the top of the water tank caught it. While she was climbing down, her underwear was exposed by the wind. Once down, she glanced at the report and tossed it to Hachiman calling him an idiot

In anime Episode 4, She was reluctant to enter the class in time of their grouping for work tour and went to the roof top where she fiddled her Lighter in hand .In the very next episode, in an almost empty classroom, Hachiman was physically punished by Shizuka for being late  While Hachiman was on the floor, Saki ignores and walks past him While Shizuka describes the class having too many troubled students witnessing Saki's late entry to class. Hachiman saw her underwear given in his position. She stopped to call him stupid then she continued thus to her desk.[3]


Novel Version not adapted in Anime version

Saki's role in the anime is greatly reduced in comparison to the Novel, most of which were overlooked.In Volume 5, Saki's visit to the cram school and meets Hachiman there, later they visit a nearby restaurant to see her brother Tashi and Komachi to advice about the choices of High school which was not adapted in anime version.

In light novel Volume 6, Hachiman influence Yui and Hina to appoint Saki as the costume designer for the play But in the adapted anime version, Hachiman's influence were neglected and was shown as Hina's own involvement without any influence. Saki pointed Hachiman the way to the rooftop, when he was in hurry in search of Minami which was also not shown in anime version.

In Volume 6, when Hachiman asked her of Sagami's whereabouts in a rough voice out of urgency, she reproach him with a hint of sadness. Hachiman then asked her whether she went to the rooftop earlier, she whispered with a soft voice in nostalgia that Hachiman has a good memory, and look at him embarrassingly recollecting their first meeting. After Hachiman thanked her for her information on Sagami's whereabouts by saying, "Thanks! Love ya Kawasaki!", she immediately shrieked loudly in embarrassment and anger after he dashed off to the rooftop. In the anime, after the cultural closing speech, she gave Hachiman a look of concern of what he has just done along with Yui and Saika.

In Volume 9, She was shown to pick up her little sister from nursery school where she runs into Hachiman. They have a conversation with each other about Saki's improved relation with her siblings. In Volume 10, in times of counselling for choosing the career path Saki again runs into Hachiman where they exchange information about reach other's career choice and also about their siblings.

Addressed / Nick names

Sai-chan                 By            Keika Kawasaki

Sakisaki                 By             Hina Ebina

Quotes

  • "Are you stupid?"[1]
  • "What does it matter where I go? I haven't bothered anyone."[2]
  • "I just need money." [3]
  • "I'm not working for money to spend playing around. Don't lump with those idiots."[3]
  • "I told you, you didn't need to know. I plan to go to college, and I don't want to burden you and our parents with that."[3]

Trivia

  • She's allergic to cats. [2]
  • She has worn black laced underwear to school. [4] [1]
  • She sometimes uses slang.[5]
  • She brought a cheap 1$ lighter to school sometimes[4]
  • She dotes on her sibling just like Hachiman dotes his sister.
  • Saki is shown to be not good with scary stuffs.
  • Despite the fact she is good in house chores, she only can make plain food like Rice Krispie Treat.

References 

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime: episode 5; prologue
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime: episode 5; part A
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime: episode 5; part B
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected; Light Novel: Volume 2; prologue
  5. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Anime: episode 5; part A-B

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