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Izanami
Izanami
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Kanji イザナミ
Alias The Black Swan
Personal Details
Status Deceased
Age between 16 & 17
Gender Ambiguous
Loyalty
Affiliation Market Maker
Media
Debut Episode 1
Japanese Mitsuki Saiga
English Marianna Miller
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Izanami is a minor anti-hero character in B: The Beginning.

Personality

Izanami likes speaking in a dramatic wax poetic way. During battle, Izanami enjoys having fun attacking with a skateboard.

Despite Izanami's personality and appearance, Izanami gives off the impression of being the serious type.

Appearance

Izanami is around 16-17 years old, has light pink hair, and wears clown makeup that resembles Market Maker's logo.

Izanami normally wears a black jacket over an top unbuttoned white dress with different colored buttons and black gloves, and also wears non-matching striped socks.

History

Izunami was a student at the Jaula Blanca Institute along with Koku and Yuna. It seems they were friends with Koku during their time there. When the fire started at the Jaula Blanca Institute they joined up with 'Minatsuki' and stood by while he retrieved Yuna. Afterwards they ran into Mr.Flick in the hall and Izunami stood by while he was stabbed by Minatsuki. Sometime after that they separated from Minatsuki and found Mr.Flick's dying on the stairs and promise's him that they will keep him (Koku) safe. We don't see them again until the events at the party in episode 2 where they attend the party disguised as an Oiran to confront Koku.

They later meet on the roof of the building and Izunami tells him they will take him dead or alive.(referring to Makers Market) The two fight and they escape on a skateboard while being pursued by Koku. During the chase they receive a phone call and say "I will have my audience with the king at the grave of his father". This is referring to the abandoned Jaula Blanca Institute and Mr.Flick. They lead Koku into the mountains along Route 8. They later arrive at Lake Lenan with the institute in the background.

Izanami tells Koku that they saw his messages and goes on to say "out of all of us I'm the one who spent time with you, however briefly. There was even a time I lived only for you." They tell Koku that his memories have been altered and locked away and the person responsible for this is Koku himself. They attack him again and tell him they'll never forgive him for not choosing them. Izunami is cut multiple times during their fight before being fatally stabbed. Before they die they tell Koku to take their leg, as it may be useful to him someday and that if he wants to find Yuna he must touch 'Canopus.'

Relationships

Koku

Izanami was one of Koku's friends in the past. They were devoted to serving Koku and were apparently the one who knew the most about Koku, prior to Koku's self-memory wipe.

In their childhood, Izanami and Koku used to attend the same school together at the Jaula Blanca Royal Scientific Research Institute. They were briefly friends for a short while before Koku started spending more time with Yuna. After the research institute was attacked, Izanami decided that they had to protect Koku and so joined Market Maker as a result.

Years later, Izanami reappears before Koku as an enemy and attacks him, partly out of jealousy because of his relationship with Yuna and partly because they wanted him to regain his memories and offer him their power. After Koku kills Izanami, Izanami tells Koku to take their left leg saying that it will be of use to him one day and instructs him to "Touch Canopus." Izanami's words then become a guiding force for Koku on his journey to reclaim Yuna.

Laica/Minatsuki

In their childhood, Izanami and Laica used to attend the same school at the Jaula Blanca Royal Scientific Research Institute. Prior to this, Laica (who was originally known as Minatsuki) was mostly kept segregated from the other kids, before Izanami came and befriended him. During the attack on the research institute, Izanami sided with Minatsuki and helped him kill Professor Heath Kazama Flick or "Canopus" as they called him. After the attack on the research institute, the two left the institute and joined Market Maker together which was then led by Gilbert Ross or "Regulus."

8 years later, Izanami continued working for Market Maker until they were killed. It is unknown how Laica felt at the news, but Laica still considered Izanami to be his friend. Ironically, it is Izanami's blade that puts an end to Laica/Minatsuki's ambitions, meaning that Izanami may have given Koku their leg in order to stop Minatsuki and free him from the curse of the destiny of the Jet Black Epitaph.

Quotes

"Do yourself a favour and cut off my left leg. It'll be useful to you someday."

"Out of all of us I'm the only one who spent time with you however briefly"

"I'll never forgive you for not choosing me"

Gallery

Etymology

Izanami is a reference to the Japanese Creator Goddess "Izanami-no-Mikoto."

Trivia

  • Izanami is one of the two-shrine maidens written in one of legends on the Jet-Black Epitaph. In the story told by Keith Flick to Koku, there are two maidens assigned to the Black-winged King. After becoming king, the two maidens came before him and asked him to decapitate one of them and take their powers. The maiden that the king chose was the sixth one which granted the king greater powers. This reflects the events at Lake Leann in episode 2, where right before Izanami dies, they tell Koku to take their left leg as it may become useful someday.

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B: The Beginning
Royal Investigation Service: Keith Kazama Flick  •  Lily Hoshina  •  Boris Meyer  •  Mario Luis Zurita  •  Brian Brandon  •  Eric Toga  •  Kaela Yoshinaga  •  Jean Henri Richard  •  Gilbert Ross  •  Abbott
Market Maker: Minatsuki  •  Yuna  •  Laica  •  Izanami  •  Kamui  •  Kukuri  •  Takeru  •  Quinn  •  Kirisame  •  Yellow  •  Blue  •  Red  •  Jonathan  •  Henry  •  Julian Crouse  •  Henry Crouse  •  Richard Crouse
Black-Winged King and his Court: Koku  •  Yuna  •  Kirisame  •  Izanami  •  Kazan  •  Izayoi  •  Nasuka  •  Nayuta  •  Yukikaze
Other Characters: Koku  •  Heath Kazama Flick  •  Erika Kazama Flick  •  Yukio Hoshina  •  Kai Hoshina  •  Lily's Mother  •  Jonathan  •  Henry  •  Dead Kyle