Kunou is a nine-tailed fox who is the daughter of Yasaka and the young ruler of Kyoto. She is a first-year middle school student at Kuoh Academy.
Kunou is a young girl with the appearance of an elementary school student. She has golden, blonde hair tied in a ponytail and matching eyes. She also has nine golden fox tails and matching ears.
Her main attire is the traditional miko outfit and tall geta with white tabi. The sleeves of her haori feature a giant red star-shaped pentagram, surrounded by five smaller pentagrams in between the points. She is also relatively short, being able to ride on Issei's shoulders.
After Volume 22, Kunou now generally dresses in Kuoh Academy's elementary school uniform.
Kunou acts like a princess and responsible co.leader despite her young age. However, she still has a childish side to her. She tends to be amused in smile when she sees something interesting things and new to her sight as it seen when she is amazed by Issei's Scale Mail armor.
Kunou makes her first appearance in Volume 9, where she attacks Issei and his friends during their trip to Kyoto, believing that they were the ones responsible for kidnapping her mother. She later invited Issei and his friends to the Kyoto Youkai hideout in order to apologize for attacking them earlier, later begging them to help save her mother.
In Volume 12, she is seen encouraging her mother during the fight against the Bandersnatch.
In Volume 19, Kunou and her mother greeted Issei and Rias who are revisiting Kyoto for New Years Day with the other club members. Kunou asks if Ophis (known to her as "phis") is with them, Issei lied about her not feeling well which she was disheartened to hear but quickly regained her spirits. While Kunou was off fetching a remedy for Ophis, her mother asks Issei to wait until she becomes an adult and began flirting with him until Kunou had returned quickly and interjected; holding onto and biting Issei's leg. Rias then revealed that Kunou will be starting middle school at Kuoh Academy in the coming year.
Red Dragon Emperor of the Blazing Truth × White Dragon Emperor of the Morning Star: The True Dragon(s) of the Kuoh AcademyEdit
In Volume 22, Kunou was given a tour of Kuoh Academy by Issei, then meet up with former student president Sona who was looking back on her days at the school and explained the time Rias introduce it to her. Kunou would eventually enroll into Kuoh Academy as a first-year middle school student.
In Volume 23, she is seen playing with Ophis and Lilith a game in the large bath, interrupting an erotic moment between Issei and Akeno. All three of them later appeared as spectators for Issei's Rating Game match against Dulio cheering him on.
In Volume 24, almost everyone from the Hyoudou Residence came to the school pool for an enjoyable time, particularly Kunou, Ophis and Lilith were playing a ball game in the water. Everyone soon enough went back home when they heard that the parents of all of Issei's fiances have gathered there.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Fox Blue Fire: Being a nine-tailed fox, she is able to use fox fire but is still weak in power due to her young age.
Fox Dragon Mode: Due to her spending a lot of time with Ophis, Kunou has gained the ability to change into a white-hair form that gives her a great increase in her powers (Magari the Nekomata Elder described her power being similar to a beast god).
Transformation: Kunou is able to shapeshift to hide her fox ears and tail to appear more human. In the anime, Kunou has the ability to completely transform from her human form to a fox cub form.
- Kunou's name means "Nine Weights", in reference to her being a nine-tailed fox.
- Kunou's birthday is on September 9th, which is the ninth day of the ninth month, another reference to her being a nine-tailed fox.