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Misa Kurobane (黒羽 美砂 Kurobane Misa) was the older sister of Yusa Nishimori, who died in a motorcycle accident at the age of only 16 years old - six months prior to the anime's beginning.

She was able to possess Yusa's body via her sister's Spiritism ability, but this is no longer the case after she and Yusa willingly gave up their abilities to Yū Otosaka.


Misa Nishimori

Misa's full body

Since Misa is already deceased, she "lives" inside Yusa Nishimori, but the difference between a normal Yusa and a possessed Yusa is that the shape of her eye becomes sharper and the color changes from blue to red. Yusa's blonde hair also turns into a darker shade of orange when she is possessed by Misa.

However, at the end of Memories to Come, Misa's photograph is seen. In the photo, she appeared to be a girl with long orange hair. This indicates that Misa's original hair color was orange, and Yusa's hair changing into a darker orange is simply to indicate that Misa is currently taking over Yusa's body. Her eyes are not seen in the photo, although she might have light blue or fuchsia eyes.



Misa's memorial

Yusa has stated before that Misa's personality and her own are polar opposites. Throughout the series, she displays very tomboyish actions, often speaking foul language and acting rashly without giving a second thought. A recount by Yusa was made that Misa was "such a tomboy that no boy in the neighborhood could win against her". However, despite being a cruel and violent girl, she loves her parents and sister.

In order to hide her sister's ability, and her own, Misa seems to be very trusting towards her two friends, who tolerate Misa's abusive behavior.

It is shown that Misa often worries about Yusa, as she is unaware of her spiritual ability. Later, she decides to write a letter for Yusa in order for her to realize her power.


Main article: Pyrokinesis

Misa using her ability

Misa using her ability

While possessing Yusa Nishimori's body, Misa has the power of Pyrokinesis, which is the ability to generate and manipulate fire out of thin air and she often uses this to threaten people.


  • The name Misa means "beautiful" (美) (mi) and "sand" (砂) (sa).
  • Misa's surname Kurobane means "black" (黒) (kuro) and "feather" (羽) (hane/bane).


  • Misa's appearance is similar to Yusa from Angel Beats!.
  • Misa's power is similar to Koharu from Norn9 series as Koharu is a very strong girl just like Misa.


  1. There is no official source that confirmes the date of birth.