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Kai Satou (佐藤(サトウ) (カイ), Satou Kai?) is a self-proclaimed homemaker and one of the many participants in the Death Game.

Appearance

Kai is described as having the beauty of a woman.[citation needed] He has a slender build, shoulder-length black hair parted down the middle and dark eyes. Kai often has a blank, inexpressive face. He wears a red-orange apron given to him by the Chidouin family over a long-sleeved black changshan. Kai's usually seen holding various kitchen utensils behind his back, specifically a ladle, spatula, and frying pan. Like the other participants, he also has a collar around his neck.

Personality

Kai has a seemingly aloof and absentminded nature. He's often quiet, even during intense discussions and accusations. Because of his quiet nature, he isn't considered to be much of a person of interest to the group. Though like the others, he makes it apparent that he wishes to try his best to contribute to their advancement, even if his withdrawn demeanor and weird aura put Sara off.

History

Background

Even though Kai was participating in the Death Game, he associated with the group that organized it. He was trained to be an assassin, and he infiltrated the Chidouin household as a homemaker in order to get close to them and set the Death Game into play.

While working for the Chidouin family, he developed a soft and caring side for them, particularly for Sara, and decided to go against his group. He attempted to stop the Death Game from starting up, or at least protect Sara but ended up failing.

The Death Game

It’s quite concerning to have been brought here with the laundry still out drying…
— Kai about being kidnapped
Kai-sakebi2

"Don't go home!"

On the night of the death game, Kai hurriedly tried to warn Sara not to go home. However, she and Joe thought he was a stalker and ran in fear. It is implied he followed them home and met with Sara who screamed before falling unconscious. Joe then hurried up the stairs and, seeing both his knocked out friend and a stranger who is believed to be stalking his said friend, he tried to punch him. However, it is unknown what happened in Sara's room as neither Joe or Sara fully remember what happened and Kai never explains. (He was presumably captured as well for betraying ASU-NARO.)

It is unknown whether Kai had a First Trial or not. He then met up with the other participants and introduced himself as a homemaker. After everyone else had also introduced themselves, Q-taro reveals the box he had to carry during the First Trial. Inside is a doll head, requiring them to search for its other body parts. Kai searches with Q-taro.

He is found by Sara and Sou in the Blue Room alongside Q-taro, Keiji, and Joe searching. When Sou leaves the room, iron bars trap the five inside the room and a painting springs to life. He introduces himself as Meister and tells the others he wants to play a game, but they must first decide who the challenger, the one who will wield the gun, will be. After some arguing, they hold a majority vote between the five of them. Kai votes for Q-taro.

After Sara saves the others from Russian Roulette, he thanks Sara last. He explains that she is no ordinary high-schooler and that she shouldn't overwork herself. Sara begins to question Kai, most likely as to why he voted for Q-taro rather than her, when she remembers that Kai is her self-proclaimed stalker.

Kai will participate in the Second Trial after Keiji put the doll's body together and she came to life, explaining herself to be Sue Miley, the Laughing Doll. During this vote, he voted for himself. Because he received the most votes, Mishima is executed. Miley mocks Kanna for how she failed to save her sister during the First Trial, but is stopped by Kai who hits her in the face with his frying pan. She begins to bleed and runs off, leaving Sara confused and distraught.

Everyone leaves the Pink Room, save for Keiji, Nao, and Gin. Sara tries to question Kai again but the lights shut off and Sara finds the glowing Keymaster card under a table. He is able to turn the lights back on and asks Sara if she's alright to which she agrees. The two agree to go and investigate the other rooms to see if anything else happened.

Naotokai

Kai threatening Nao.

A body retrieval announcement drives Nao into a panic where she shoves Mishima's head into the box Miley's head was originally and running off, Gin, Keiji, Joe, and Sara giving chase. Kai catches Nao fleeing and pulls her into the kitchen, offering her secrecy. However, he threatens her with a kitchen knife and requests for her to steal back his laptop from Sou and lends her his frying pan. She retrieves the computer and gives it back to Kai who locks Nao in the kitchen and throws the key to the second floor.

He stands in the cafeteria until Sara, Keiji, and Gin turn the lights on. He informs them that Joe wanted everyone to meet up by the bar and, since the light has been restored, they can all walk together. In the bar, Sara questions a strange man she found and learns that he's Gonbee and is a prisoner due to theft. After the interrogation, he and Q-taro resumed searching for Nao.

At some point, Kai picked up a Sage card.

During the Main Game, both his threat against Nao and his computer's e-mails to the kidnappers are brought to light. After the preliminary vote, he reveals that he's the Sage and that Sara is the Keymaster, all the while both Joe and Kanna claim to be the Sage with Joe claiming that Sara is the Keymaster and Kanna claiming that it's Sou. When questioned what the design of the Keymaster is, he falls silent since the Sage is unable to lie. Sara points this out, revealing that Kai is the real Sage.

Kai states that Joe is most likely the Sacrifice and that everyone should vote for Sou, calling him a dangerous man and promising to tell the others everything he knows if they let him live. In the end, he ends up with four votes, ultimately receiving the most votes. Miley reveals that Kai was indeed the Sage.

Kainosi

Kai's resistance.

After Joe's execution, Kai uses the knife from the kitchen to commit suicide. He tells Sara that the moments she spent letting Miley mock her gave him enough time to do what he needed to and that his suicide is his feeble resistance. He entrusts Sara his hopes and regrets before collapsing and expiring.

Relationships

Chidouin Family

To be written.

Gashu Satou

To be written.

Q-taro Burgerberg

To be written.

Appellations

Person What they call Kai What Kai calls them
English Japanese English Japanese
Sara Kai カイさん, Kai-san? Miss Sara サラさん, Sara-san?
Joe Kai カイさん, Kai-san? Joe ジョーくん, Joe-kun?
Keiji Kai カイ, Kai? N/A N/A
Shin Kai カイさん, Kai-san? Sou ソウさん, Sou-san?
ソウくん, Sou-kun?
Gin Long-haired apron guy ロン毛エプロン, Ronke epuron?, lit. "Long haired apron" N/A N/A
Kanna Kai カイさん, Kai-san? Miss Kanna N/A
Q-taro Kai カイ, Kai? N/A N/A
Reko Kai カイ, Kai? Miss Reko レコさん, Reko-san?
Alice Aproned scoundrel エプロン野郎, Epuron yarō?, lit. "Apron bastard" Alice ゴンベエさん, Gonbe-san?
アリスさん, Arisu-san?
Mishima Kai[5] カイさん, Kai-san?[5] Kazumi Mishima
Mishima[5]
ミシマカズミ, Mishima Kazumi?
ミシマさん, Mishima?[5]
Nao Kai カイさん, Kai-san? Miss Nao ナオさん, Nao-san?
Kai (self) , Watashi?

Person What they call Kai What Kai calls them
English Japanese English Japanese
Miley Kai Satou 佐藤 戒, Satou Kai?
佐藤 戒さん, Satou Kai-san?
N/A N/A
Ranger Kai Satou 佐藤 戒, Satou Kai? N/A N/A
Safalin N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gashu Kai カイ, Kai? Father
Gashu
, Chichi?, lit. "Father"
ガシュー, Gashu?

Person What they call Kai What Kai calls them
English Japanese English Japanese
Mr. Chidouin Kai カイ, Kai? Master 旦那さん, Dan'na-san?

Trivia

  • His likes are listed as cooking and '???' in his character profile.[3]
  • The kanji that makes up his first name is , kai?, lit. "precept".
  • The kanji that make up his last name are , sa?, lit. "assistant; help" and , tou?, lit. "wisteria"

References

  1. Chapter 1, Part 1. Your Turn to Die ―Death Game By Majority― (キミガシネ ―多数決デスゲーム―) by Nankidai. August 28, 2017.
  2. What Is The Legal Drinking Age In Japan? You Would Not Expect The Answer. Medium (July 17, 2018). Kai is on the list of those approved for drinking in the bar.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nankidai (May 30, 2019). Kimi Ga Shine Character Profile Vol. 1 (キミガシネ キャラクタープロフィール第1弾, Kimigashine kyarakutāpurofīru dai 1-dan?) (Japanese). Pixiv.
  4. @nannkizum (August 8, 2019). Kai's hair color (tweet). Retrieved on August 8, 2019. “カイさんの髪の色は黒です!”
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Island Existence: Mishima's Story. Your Turn to Shine: Island Existence (キミガシネ番外編 ~生存島~) by Nankidai. December 20, 2019.
ve Characters
Participants Sara ChidouinJoe TazunaKeiji ShinogiShin TsukimiKanna KizuchiGin IbushiQ-taro BurgerbergReko YabusameAlice YabusameKazumi MishimaNao EgokoroKai Satou
First Trial victims Dummies Hinako MishukuNaomichi KurumadaShunsuke HayasakaAnzu KinashiMai TsurugiRanmaru Kageyama
Kugie KizuchiMegumi Sasahara
ASU-NARO Floor Masters Sue MileyRio RangerTia SafalinGashu SatouSou Hiyori
MeisterMan from the MemorandumMaple
Other Mr. ChidouinMrs. ChidouinRyoko HiroseBotsunGirl from the MemorandumMr. PolicemanKuro
Survival Island characters ReiJin MutouTouko Rikuno
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