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[Anime Crush] Saito Yakumo

Saitou Yakumo is a fiction character from the anime and manga series Psychic Detective Yakumo. Yakumo is a college student with supernatural abilities, he can see the death with his red eyes.

I have to say I read manga Yakumo over anime Yakumo, for some reason I found the manga version of the character more interesting even if he is voice by Ono Daisuke.

When Yakumo grew-up he didn’t had it easy. From the very beginning if life wasn’t meant to be happy. He is born from an incestuous relationship between his mother,Azusa, and her step-brother, Unkai and due to him having one of his father crimson eye, eyes that allowed him to see the spirit, his mother tried to kill him. She was scared he become like his father. However, even if she did try to kill him, she somehow really care about it, that’s why she protected him from his father. Despite that Yakumo was still loved, his mother boyfriend, Takeda Shunsuke, really care about him even if his mother and him were only together for few months before he was killed by Unkai. Shunsuke wasn’t afraid by Yakumo red eye and liked him like if he was his son.

His name was given to him by his uncle, Isshin Saitou, Yakumo’s brother. It mean “many layered cloud”, hoping one days his nephew clouded heart become as clear as the blue sky. Isshin really care about Yakumo, he even where a red contact to match Yakumo’s left eyes, he want his nephew to feel confident about that crimson eye, after if it coming from his evil father. Yakumo also care about his uncle even if he doesn’t always show it and he loved his cousin Nao and Nao adore him.

Yakumo is sarcastic and cold, at first he seems to have a really shitty personality and often us a condescending tone when he talk to people (mostly Haruka and Gotou), but even if he doesn’t seem interested he will always end-up helping, he care about what he is doing and know spirit can also suffer, that why he is welling to help them. But Yakumo is also a bit sly, he have no shame to make one of his teacher believe he is cursed and the price of the exorcism is full class credit.

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