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Kate Takayama

Sis Kate

高山 ケイト
Takayama Keito
Character Information
Gender Female
Age 15 (Vol 4~5)

16 (Vol 6~onwards)

Job Nun
Aliases
  • Sister Kate (by the students of St. Chronica's Academy)
  • Kate-sensei (by Kodaka)
  • Old hag (by Maria)
  • Onee-sama (rarely, by Maria)
  • Onee-sab*tch (once, by Maria)
Family Maria Takayama (sister)
Novel Debut Volume 4: Chapter 7
Anime Debut Episode 8 (cameo)

NEXT Episode 2


Character Overview

Kate Takayama (高山 ケイト, Takayama Keito) is a supporting character from the Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai series. She is the older sister of Maria and a nun at St. Chronica's academy.

Appearance

Kate anime

Kate's cameo appearance in season 1 of the anime

Kate has impressive looks, which can be described as a, "matured Maria". Both of them look Caucasian ("Northern Europe" by words of Kodaka); her traits are identical to her younger sister's: lavender-silver hair, blue eyes and pale skin. She has a well-endowed body. In Kodaka's opinion she has a sublime, "ideal teenage girl face" and "perfect proportions". It should also be noted that because of these "maturity" traits she appears older than she actually is. Another distinctive part about Kate's appearance is the beauty mark under her left eye.

Personality

Kate has some of the same traits as her younger sister, Maria. She has also been described as "vulgar". She doesn't seem to mind farting, scratching her butt, burping, and telling dirty jokes in public. Outside of these habits, she is quite composed and serious, Kodaka even got confused of her actual age (in sum with her looks and she gave off impressions of someone older). She has an eccentric viewpoint on life, especially on religion (which in her position is practically the same), thinking that Christianity is a "rebellious" religion. However when it comes to food, Kate completely turns into her little sister, her eyes glow and she falls into a simplistic manner of speech, which is quite similar to Maria's.

It is shown that Kate actually cares a lot about her younger sister, constantly worrying over Maria and seeing whether or not she is well or happy. She is very grateful to both Kodaka and Yozora for signing Maria up (forcing) for the position of supervisor for their club. She has noticed a large change in Maria that she or the other sisters couldn't accomplish as the members of the Neighbor's club had.

It is shown that Kate might harbor a small crush for Kodaka, but it is unclear if she completely let those feelings go because she knew of the status of both Kodaka and Sena's arranged engagement.

Abilities

It's currently unknown which position Kate holds, besides being one of St. Chronica's nuns. It can be assumed that she may work as a teacher because of her own words: "...some students call me Kate-sensei". She has a vast knowledge of Christianity, especially its origins and history. Despite this, it's uncertain if she has the same mental abilities as her sibling, but the fact that she holds some position in school and is quite educated in religious studies at such a young age indicates her intelligence.

She also has the same bottomless appetite if not more gluttonous than that of her little sister's (as on Kobato's birthday she was the one who ate most).

Trivia

  • Like Maria, Kate's surname, Takayama ( 高山 ) literally means "Tall Mountain".
  • Also same as Maria, Kate's surname, Takayama and her catholic background may also be an allusion to the famous Christian-Daimiyo during the civil war era, Dom Justo Takayama .
  • The meaning of Kate's name in English means "pure" or "chaste". In Hebrew, Kate is interchangeable to Mary, which means "Bitterness". This may allude to how Kate feels sad and depressed about Maria's treatment to others as compared to her.
  • Kate and her sister seem to have a great liking for Nikujaga (Japanese Meat and Potato stew).
  • In the English manga, Kate is called Keito.

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