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I don’t want to die…I want to live…I, I want to be with Yuzuru more.

—Kaguya Yamai


Reply---Yuzuru….too. I don’t want to disappear. I want to live with Kaguya.

—Yuzuru Yamai


Yamai

Kaguya Yamai

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Kanji 八舞 耶倶矢
Romaji Yamai Kaguya
Gender Female
Height 157 cm
Species Human (Formerly)
Spirit
Hair Color Orange
Eye Color Blue
Nicknames
  • Berserk
  • The Children of Typhoon
Personal Status
Affiliations
Occupation Students
Rank AAA-Class Spirit(s)
Media
Novel Debut Volume 5
Anime Debut OVA 1 (Cameo)
Episode 2 (Actual Appearance)
Portrayal
Japanese Maaya Uchida
English Brittney Karbowski

Yamai

Yuzuru Yamai

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Profile
Kanji 八舞 夕弦
Romaji Yamai Yuzuru
Gender Female
Height 158 cm
Species Human (Formerly)
Spirit
Hair Color Orange
Eye Color Blue
Nicknames
  • Berserk
  • The Children of Typhoon
Personal Status
Affiliations
Occupation Students
Rank AAA-Class Spirit(s)
Media
Novel Debut Volume 5
Anime Debut OVA 1 (Cameo)
Episode 2 (Actual Appearance)
Portrayal
Japanese Sarah Emi Bridcutt
English Megan Shipman

Yamai (八舞, Yamai?) are the fifth Spirit(s) to appear and the fourth Spirit(s) saved by Shido.

Summary

Yamai was originally one Spirit, but for unknown reasons that may be related with her teleportation between dimensions some time in the past, she was split into two bodies and minds. The original personality of Yamai is now gone, as well as what type of character she used to have is unknown to the split Yamais. The Yamai Sisters have been well known to the people who knew about the existence of Spirits because they often cause a major storm in an area, which occurs every time they come to Earth.

It was unstated when the Yamai Sisters started fighting, but they have been fighting with each other for quite some time for the sole purpose of deciding the winner as the real Yamai. Their matches range from non-violent to violent for almost 99 battles with the 100th battle as the final confrontation. Whether out of luck or by chance, the Yamai Sisters encounter Shido while he and his classmates were having a field trip to the southern island; the Yamai Sisters decided that their 100th battle should be whoever can seduce Shido first will be the winner and will be considered as the real Yamai. It was around this time, thanks to Reine, which the Yamai Sisters transfer into Shido’s high school and the beginning of both Yamai sisters and Shido's battle to seduce each other.

In reality, both of the Yamai Sisters secretly wanted the other to live, but when they discovered that both of them have the same idea, they stubbornly refuse themselves to live and for the other to die; so in the end, they fought. Thankfully, Shido forcefully interrupted their fight with Tohka’s sword, Sandalphon, and gave them a new option for both of them to live and that is for him to seal their power. They pondered on that idea until they finally accepted their wish to live along with each other. Both of them got their power sealed at the same time when they gave Shido a thank you kiss.

Due to their stable mental state after being sealed, they didn't need to transfer into Shido's classroom, but the one next door to his.

Appearance

Being identical twins, Kaguya and Yuzuru look almost the same. They both have orange hair and blue eyes and appear to be of the same height. However, watching carefully, both still have their individual characteristics.

Kaguya Yamai

She has "a characteristically delicate body that looked like it would break if hugged too tightly" as described by Shido. Her hair is braided up, and she has a lean figure. She has a determined expression for most of the time. Kaguya's Astral Dress is mainly the color purple and has chains on her right hand and foot. The lower half of her body has a half skirt around her waist which drops to the knees and opens around her thighs. Kaguya's height is stated to be 157cm, and her three sizes are B79/W56/H81.

Yuzuru Yamai

She has "the body of a model" as described by Shido. Her hair is braided in three portions, and she has a curvy figure. She has a vague expression and keeps her eyes half closed for most of the time. While her sister's Astral Dress is mainly the color purple, Yuzuru's dress is bluish-purple with a small cape and has chains on her left hand and foot. Yuzuru's height is stated to be 158cm, and her three sizes are B90/W61/H86.

Personality

Despite being twins, their personalities are almost complete opposites to each other.

Kaguya Yamai

Outgoing and outspoken, one can say that she is childish or immature. Kaguya often speaks rather unrealistically, as if she is acting. It is later revealed that it really is acting. Kaguya believes she needs to talk like this because she is a Spirit, and therefore "super awesome", and therefore must act appropriately.

Yuzuru Yamai

She often speaks in a robot-like speech pattern; when arguing with Kaguya, Yuzuru always sneers at her and points out the flaw in Kaguya’s argument. She tells the point of comment before speaking the rest. For example, "Confirm: Shido". She also speaks in a third-person perspective sometimes.

History

Background

Yamai was originally a single Spirit. However, for some unknown reasons that may be related with her teleportation between dimensions some time in the past, she was split into two bodies and minds. The original personality of Yamai is now gone, as well as what type of character she used to have is unknown to the split Yamais. The Yamai Sisters have been well known to the people who knew about the existence of Spirits because they often cause a major storm in an area, which occurs every time they come to Earth. It was unstated when the Yamai Sisters started fighting, but they have been fighting with each other for quite some time for the sole purpose of deciding that the winner will become the real Yamai. Their matches range from non-violent to violent for almost 99 battles, with them deciding that the 100th contest will be their final confrontation.

Media

  • Light Novel
    • Appearances:
      • Volume 5-17
      • Date A Live Encore 1-6

Powers and Abilities

  • El Re'em
  • El Na'ash
  • Ell Kanaph (Light Novel)
  • Ell Kanaph (anime)
  • Ell Kanaph (Anime)

Angel: Raphael (颶風騎士 (ラファエル), Gufuu Kishi , lit., "Hurricane Knight")

Astral Dress: Elohim Tzabaoth (神威霊装・八番 (エロヒム・ツァバオト) , Shin'i Reisou: Hachiban , lit., "Spirit Dress of God's Authority, Number 8")

Weapon:

Abilities Moves/Attacks:

  • Kaguya: El Re'em [穿つ者(エル・レエム)], Ugatsu Mono, lit., "Piercer")
  • Yuzuru: El Na'ash [縛める者(エル・ナハシュ)], Imashimeru Mono, lit., "Constrictor")
  • Combination Attack: El Kanaph [天を駆ける者(エル・カナフ)], Ten o Kakeru Mono, lit., "The Thing That Shoots the Heaven")

Both of the Yamai Sisters, despite using different weapons; have the power to manipulate wind. They can gracefully control the air currents in order to glide through the sky. At their full power, both of them can easily create a typhoon that can blow away a small island. They also have shown to be able to combine their powers to form a bow and an arrow that is able to pierce through the <Arbatel>.

Inverse Form

After being forced to see Ellen kill Shido on the school rooftop, both of the twins, along with Tohka and Origami, assumed their inverse forms due to the overwhelming despair in their hearts. In this form, the Yamai sisters were both surrounded by a tornado that indiscriminately rampaged around the buildings beside the school. However, the status quo was restored after Kurumi used the sixth bullet to travel back in time.

Trivia

  • Kaguya and Yuzuru have fought each other for 99 times. The results are 25 wins, 25 loses, and 49 draws.
  • Yamai has the "Eight" character in her name (「八」舞). It refers to eighth Sephira on the Kabbalah's Tree of Life: "Majesty or Splendor."
  • Oddly Kaguya and Yuzuru's angel is supposed to be Michael because Raphael governs the sixth Sephira on Kabbalah's Tree of Life, "Beauty," while Michael governs the eighth Sephira on Kabbalah's Tree of Life, "Majesty or Splendor."
    • However, Raphael and Michael are said to co-operate on the governing of the 6th and 8th sephirot, therefore both can be said to be affiliates with those sephirot. The fact there are two Yamai spirits likely illustrates the point that it has two governing entities.
  • The Yamai sisters' Astral Dress's name is 'Elohim Tzabaoth' which means "God of Hosts or Armies." (Derived from the two Hebrew word: "Elohim" Which means God in Hebrew and "Tzabaoth" a Hebrew word which means "Host" or "Armies").
  • Their angel, Raphael's name means in Hebrew was "God has healed" or "God's healer," Which "Raphael" was one of the Seven Archangel that appeared in the Book of Tobit.
    • The actual meanings of El Re'em (ךאם) and El Nahash (נחש) are "bull" and "serpent" in Hebrew.
  • After hearing that they were originally one being, Reine theorizes that Kaguya and Yuzuru have their own unique Path that circulates Spirit powers between the two of them. She compares it to the Path which Shido establishes after sealing a Spirit.
  • The Yamai sisters appear in the Date a Live OVA as a cameo at the arcade which Tohka and Shido are at.
    • Coincidentally, Yoshino made a cameo in Episode 3 next to an arcade Tohka and Shido were at before her official introduction as well.

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Characters
Human
Male
Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyoji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Female
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama
Spirits
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshinoKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamaiMiku IzayoiNatsumiOrigami TobiichiNia HonjouMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuri
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio Takamiya
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Ratatoskr
Rounds
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyoji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana Takamiya
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Active
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell Ashcroft
Imprisoned
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Former
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Deceased
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Active
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Former
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Active
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Former
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Teachers
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Students
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama

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