Sanae Higashihongan (東本願早苗 , Higashihongan Sanae) is a ghost who lives in Corona House room 106. She insist must wait in this room until her parent come back and driving out every room 106 tenant with mysterious phenomenon in the past. Which causing the room gradually became cheap. Later She safely merged with her real body and lose her memories of the time when she was a ghost. When she regain her memories as a ghost, their personality hadn't weren't quite blend in, as a result she looked like suffered multiple personality disorder which is Sanae-chan(Ghost) and Sanae-san(Human). However, they shared memories and still liked and hated the same things, so it could still be argued that they were one. She later joined Satomi Knight as houseworker helper.
Sanae was born into one of the distinct families in Harukaze city, Higashihongan family that has been protecting Higashihongan shrine for many generations. She have a very high spiritual energy thanks to the her father lineage.
Sanae have been living completely normal girl because method for controlling spiritual power were forgotten even the oldest shrine. Because of this a lot of spiritual power, she had been kidnapped by Evil Magician and used in magical ritual. Fortunately, Nana quickly saved her, but because of the ritual she lose a large amount of spiritual energy and her spiritual energy keep leaking over time makes her life in danger if left alone. So, Nana used magic to connect her and her father, this makes her survive for time being while Nana and her mother Kanae pursue the magician. after retrieved focus gem that stored Sanae's spiritual power that converted into magic power. Nana managed to save her life for the moment but she won't be able to live long due to a lot her spiritual energy were unable to attach to her properly.
Several years prior the story Sanae admited to The Kitsushouharukaze municipal hospital due to unknown disease and grown weak, but the real reason that she's weakening is her leaking spiritual energy. Her parent later move from Corona House Room 106 to Higashihongan family resident since it was closer to the hospital where she treated. The leaked spiritual energy in Corona House Room 106 later turn into an 'artificial ghost' with separate conscious from the original and drive out every room tenant with mysterious phenomenon so her parent can come back there. this causing the room gradually became cheap.
Sanae-chan is a very happy go lucky child. She usually very clingy with the things she likes and prefers to play around when the situation isn't serious. Sanae-chan is very pure and innocent when it comes to expressing her love towards Koutarou, usually clinging onto his back and share their senses together, even after regaining her body.
Being immature, she can also dislike people for pointless reason. Such as disliking Kiriha for her mature sex appeal, just because she couldn't do the same. Meanwhile, Sanae-san has more modest personality due to had been struggling with her disease and she had to restrain herself in order to not get sick.
When ghost Sanae merged with her human body and regained her memories, their personality hasn't perfectly blend. when she's with Koutarou and the other she was bright and cheerful, and when she was not, she was withdrawn. According to Kiriha, her personalities would eventually blend into one between the modest Sanae-san and active Sanae-chan .
She has a short purple (later illustrated orange) hair with a ribbon at her right side with her "ghost" symbol attached on it and a single ahoge. She has a blue eyes with rosey cheeks. She usually wear a pure white summer dress and at some occassion, she wear a cream sleeveless dress with big yellow ribbon at her chest.
Her ghost form which is small and thin body stature makes her looks like a girl in elementary school. while her human body is that of a teenager. Her hair is style the same, but is brighter and reaches past her shoulders. Due to fact that her real body been in the hospital for many years, she has a slim figure.
Sanae ghost form height 145cm, Three sizes are B74 / W58 / H74.
Powers & Abilities
Having been born into a long line of shrine keepers and priests, Sanae was born with an immense amount of spiritual energy. When in her astral projection form, Sanae is capable of many ghost related abilities such as intangibly, being invisibility to normal people, telekinesis, will-o-wisp and possession. By clinging onto someone, she can share their senses: either allowing her to taste what they taste or allow them to see people aura's like her.
After returning to body, Sanae temporary lost her memories as a ghost and didn't know about how to uses her abilities. Although she could still see people aura's and other ghost. Once she regained her memories as a ghost, she became able to use spiritual energy while in her body. She could strengthen her body and even generate a bow and arrows using her spiritual energy. She can do astral projection her ghost form at will (which is dubbed Sanae-chan), although her body becomes lifeless until she returns to it. By volume 14, Sanae can astral project without her body becoming lifeless by using a spiritual wire between her ghost form (Sanae-chan) and her living body (which has Sanae-san's personality).
At first, the two didn't get along because they wanted to drive each other out of Room 106. The two started getting along a little better after forming a truce due to the growing number of invaders. Eventually, Sanae came to love Koutaro and see him as the most important person in her life. She would usually cling onto him more often and taking his side in matters. While she was a ghost, Koutaro would only allow Sanae to possess him so she could tastes what he is eating, and even use his body for games and for warmth when she gets cold in her sleep. Their relationship is compared to a little sister looking up to her big brother, with Sanae seeing Koutaro as a ideal man and wanting to become a ideal woman for him.
Her relationship with him slightly differs when she splits, Sanae-chan having the casual relationship she has with him, while Sanae-chan is more shy towards him.
At first, they didn't along well due to yurika being afraid of ghost. But after many times spending watching anime together they developed bond as a best friend even thought Yurika still refuse sanae to posses her. When Sanae spiritual energy goes unstable and starting to dissapear, Yurika does her best to stabilize her spiritual energy with magic. While the magic she use puts strain to those helping, Yurika herself endure twice amount.
- Sanae hair color were purple in light novel volume 1 and anime but on Volume 2 and afterwards were orange-brown like color (macaroni and cheese color - #F7B680).
- ↑ Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Volume 18 Chapter 1
- ↑ Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Volume 11 Chapter 3
- ↑ Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Volume 12 Chapter 1
- ↑ Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Gyugyutto! Maru wakari book