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So tell me, what are you reading these days?

—Sanae Mizuno to Kouichi in "Blueprint".

Sanae Mizuno
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Kanji 水野 沙苗
Romaji Mizuno Sanae
Personal Information
Born 1978
Age 20
Gender Female
Height 163 cm/5' 4"
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Occupation Nurse
Family Takeru Mizuno (younger brother)
Vital Information
Affiliation Yomiyama Hospital

Deaths of June

Status Deceased
Cause of Death Head shattered by colliding with the ground and then being crushed by the ceiling of an elevator.
First appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime "Rough Sketch"
Voice Actors
Japanese Seiko Yoshida
English Carli Mosier

Sanae Mizuno (水野 沙苗, Mizuno Sanae) was the nurse in charge of Kouichi's care during his stay at Yomiyama Hospital. She was also the older sister of Takeru Mizuno, which made her a person connected to 9th Grade Class 3 in 1998.



Appearance in the manga.


Appearance in the live film.

Sanae was a young woman, with a thin complexion, fair complexion and average height, she had short light brown hair and large brown eyes. Most of the time she was seen wearing her nurse's uniform which consisted of a white cap, a white dress, a small dark blue sweater that she usually wore unbuttoned and white sneakers. In "Put Flesh" she was seen wearing her casual outfit which was a white striped dress and a pink t-shirt underneath.

In the manga, she has short black hair and large, black eyes and wears the same outfit that her counterpart wears.


Sanae is a kind and cheerful nurse in charge of taking care of Kouichi when he is in the hospital. She suggested various mystery and horror novels to Kouichi to read while he was in the hospital, and also when they used to meet casually. Sanae is also shown as a sociable, friendly and peaceful person. She is good friends with Kouichi. She tends to be helpful to others, especially Kouichi, assisting him in searching for information when he needs it.

In the manga, while her character is quite similar, she appears to be clumsy as she walks into a wall, and puts too much sugar into her tea. She also bites her tongue.


Sanae and Kouchi

Sanae in her casual clothes, with Kouchi.

She looked after Kouichi Sakakibara while he was sick in the hospital. She also helped him find information about the Misaki who died in the hospital, and even offered to give him her phone number. They talked about the class' curse and how everyone thinks that Mei Misaki doesn't exist. Sanae tells Kouichi to be careful because they don't know much about it yet. In "Put Flesh", she called him to ask if Mei really existed, since her brother claimed she didn't in a horrified manner while returning from the rooftop through the elevator. While she was talking to Kouichi about Mei, the elevator's motor started to spark and malfunction, and suddenly the cable snapped causing the elevator to fall. Sanae is slammed into the elevator floor head-first, and she is crushed when the elevator collapses. This incident leads to her being one of the "Deaths of June".After her death, Kouichi is called in by detectives in his school to ask him a few questions on her death. Kouichi even questions if he is a suspect, but the detectives assure it was an accident, as he was the last person to talk to Sanae as her cell phone was found in the damage and was looked at. In "Body Paint", she returns as a ghost in Kouichi's dream and appears when Kouichi opens one of the classroom doors. She lies on a bed with blood covering her body, blaming Kouichi for her death.


Kouichi Sakakibara[]

She had several things in common with him and befriended him during his stay at the hospital. She seems to view him as a younger brother and often teases him. Kouichi was devastated by her death, especially in the manga. She was one of the ghosts who taunted him during his nightmare, suggesting he blamed himself for her death.

In the manga, Sanae flirts briefly with Kouichi, mostly to make him uncomfortable. This is only present during a brief inserted advertisement within the manga and is not actually canon.

In the live action film, Kouichi and Sanae aren't especially close. Kouichi takes Takeru's advise and stops involving her in his quest to learn about Mei, but this comes too late and she dies anyway. Kouichi went to her memorial but was afraid to pay his respects as Takeru was present and glaring at him from beside the shrine.

Takeru Mizuno[]

Although she says that she and her brother were not on good terms and did not talk often they both still loved each other. Takeru repeatedly lied to his sister to protect her and warned Kouichi not to involve his sister with the curse. He blamed Koichi for her death. In the manga, Izumi tried to use this to persuade Takeru to side with her when she confronted Mei at the inn, though Takeru wasn't willing to do so. However, in the live action film, Takeru was much more upset following Sanae's death, and in a rage attempted to kill Kouichi at the inn.


  • Her address is 1-9 Seitencho Yomiyama City.
  • Her first name, Sanae, means "rice seedlings".
  • She calls Kouichi Horror Teen (manga) or Mister horror lover (anime).
  • In the manga, Kouichi was more affected by her death than in the anime.
  • Sanae died on 3rd June.
  • Sanae's Japanese Voice Actress, Seiko Yoshida is also known for voicing Tohko Kirisaki, a character from the Horror video-game franchise 'Corpse Party'.
  • In "Put Flesh", while chatting with Kouchi, a certain "Damien" is mentioned. Here reference is made to the horror movie "The Omen" directed by Richard Donner, where it is said that Damien was born on the 6th of the month 6 (June 6). Ikuo Takabayashi also died on June sixth.


  • "Oh! Now you are reading a novel by Stephen King, Mr. Horror Shonen?"
  • "But still, let's both be careful."
  • "June 6th is Saturday? I don't think there's a Damien of prophecy in this town."


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