Kanako Kasugazaki is the childhood friend and fiancée of Toru Suzushima. She is also the recipient of Haruhi Fujioka's first kiss.  

Plot Involvement

Kanako is initially the subject of discussion within the Host Club because she's well-known for changing her choice of favorite host on a regular basis, (dubbed "host-hopping") the usual practice being for a girl to designate a favorite host on a permanent basis. They learn, however, that she's only doing this to spite Toru Suzushima (Kanako's fiance), who doesn't pay much attention to her. When Tamaki gets wind of their situation, he insists on reuniting the estranged pair.  At the Dance Party held in Ep 02 - The Job of a High School Host!, Haruhi is "disguised" as a girl who pretends to have a crush on Toru to see what his reaction will be. To his credit, Toru rejects Haruhi's advances and chases after Kanako, who sees them together and assumes the worst.  At the end of the Dance Party, Kananko is dubbed Queen and receives an accidental kiss on the mouth from Haruhi.  It should be noted that in the manga, Haruhi kisses a different girl. She also makes a cameo appearance as the Dodo in Ep 13 - Haruhi in Wonderland! where she waits patiently (in a teacup) for her love to return from his study year abroad.



  • (Chapter 1, to Haruhi) You are cuter than I heard. I decided. I'll let you be my favorite.


  • Kanako Kasugazaki and Tohru Suzushima promised to get married as children when they were looking at tea cups.
  • She used to have the "Host-hopping disease."

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