Kurumi Tokisaki is the third Spirit to appear in the Date A Live series.
She is the first & major Spirit antagonist and is sometimes referred to as the Worst Spirit due to her brutal behavior.
There is absolutely no doubt that Kurumi is one of the most popular characters of the Date A Live series. She has both unique and beautiful looks and a sadistic personality that can be masked with an innocent and cute facade when needed. Don’t be fooled, she is kind of… crazy.
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Here are 10 facts about Kurumi Tokisaki!
#10 She lacks empathy for humans
Kurumi has shown a complete lack of regard for human beings. She views them as a mere source to replenish her own time (life force) and achieve her goals.
She has killed over 10 000 people excluding the spacequake victims. In her defense, the people she personally murdered in cold blood were or would-be rapists or animal abusers, so she is not completely crazy. Also, her original sense of justice is not altered because her ultimate goal is to prevent the Spirits from ever being created, so this would arguably save millions of people.
#9 Kurumi is an S-class Spirit
Spirits are extraordinary beings from different dimensions. Each time they come through to this world, they create a spacequake that is very destructive.
Almost all Spirits were originally humans who bonded with mysterious gems called Sephira Crystals, which turned them into Spirits. These gems contain Angels.
Kurumi’s Angel is Zafkiel and it serves as the power source of her Spirit Form. She can manipulate time through special bullets thanks to this power. Depending on the number of the bullet, they have different effects on the target. Examples include seeing a glimpse of the future or sending the target to the past or future. It’s important to note that using these bullets is decreasing her life force and can easily lead to her death if all of it is consumed. The decrease of her life force is shown when the yellow clock in her left eye moves clockwise.
#8 She used to be a human before
Before she was a Spirit, she had used to be a normal human girl from a rich family. Her parents loved her very much.
She was a girl with a strong sense of justice and empathy for both humans and animals. This trait was later exploited by the first Spirit, Mio.
Kurumi was turned into a Spirit with the assistance of the first Spirit, Mio, after she had saved her from a monster.
After Kurumi gained her new powers, she was hunting monsters together with Mio. By the time she realized that they are not monsters but humans turned into incompatible Spirits, her close friend had already been killed as ‘a monster’ and she had killed more than 50 Spirits.
#7 Kurumi starts off as an antagonist
In fact, she is the first Spirit to be introduced as an antagonist in the Date A Live series. She is also referred to as the Worst Spirit. Living up to that name, huh?
Since Kurumi’s past is known (#8 fact), it’s actually no surprise that she changed into a ruthless person after being fooled and hurt like that.
While her methods are brutal, her end goals have always been good. Her main goal is to kill the first Spirit and prevent the existence of Spirits from ever happening.
#6 She is a Sadodere
The Sadodere is a character who loves to manipulate in sadistic ways. That means that she loves to inflict physical or mental pain on others. And yes, even to her love interest!
This perfectly fits our astonishing beauty Kurumi since she has shown her sadistic nature when it comes to Shido many times.
#5 Her height is 157 cm
Kurumi is 157 cm tall. The average height for a Japanese woman is 158.8 cm, so she is pretty average when it comes to height.
#4 She loves animals
Her favorite things are animals, and her least favorite things are humans. Her most beloved animals are cats. I can relate and I also have a kitty!
She even once slaughtered four humans not because she needed to replenish her time, but because they were trying to kill a kitten!
#3 Kurumi Tokisaki’s name’s meaning
Kurumi (胡桃) is the Japanese word for walnut.
Tokisaki contains the word “Toki” which is known as the translation of time/hour in Japan. That actually makes perfect sense if you consider her powers which are related to time.
# 2 She is a second-year student at Raizen High School
She attended the same school and even class as Shido, although the methods she used to enroll in his class are unknown.
#1 Kurumi is 17 years old
Kurumi is physically about 17 years old. However, she is a Spirit. Her real estimated age is around ~30 years or older.
Her birthday is June 27th, which makes her zodiac sign Cancer. Generally speaking, people born as Cancer are loyal, sympathetic, and highly imaginative. However, lack of patience or even love will manifest through mood swings later in life, and even selfishness, self-pity, or manipulation.
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