| Kaede Kitajima|
|Debut||My Dear Prince|
|Date of birth||21 October|
|Affiliations||Sara Kitajima (cousin, lover)|
|Voiced by||Nazuna Gogyō|
Kaede Kitajima (北嶋 楓 Kitajima Kaede? ) is the protagonist of A Kiss For The Petals - My Dear Prince and the third character introduced in the series. She and Sara Kitajima form the second couple of the series.
She is often seen braiding her maroon-tinted hair and wearing glasses over her purple eyes in order not to stand out from people around her. Her choice of clothes also tends to place more emphasis on function over form and to be modest overall. Hidden beneath that nerdy facade, however, is a comely face and a well-endowed body, the latter easily rivaling those of senior students and even younger teachers (such as Takako Suminoe).
Sara remembers Kaede as her "prince"- a chivalrous soul who stood by her, protected her from bullies, and brought her out of isolation and into the croud during their childhood. Since the day Sara had to leave with her family and the subsequent loss of communications, however, Kaede had slowly forgotten about that aspect of herself- at the beginning of the second game. Kaede had become extremely shy and fairly nerdish, actively avoiding anything that might attract any sort of attention. Nevertheless, even while working behind the scenes she proved herself to be capable as well as trustworthy, virtues that did not go unnoticed and earned her the position of Class Representative (two years in a row upon the beginning of the second game). She is also shown to be on fairly good terms with Yuuna Matsubara, the chairperson of student council.
As Sara returns to her life, her personality gradually recovers those chivalrous qualities thanks to the help of Sara, becoming outgoing and also slightly more perverted (when alone with Sara) in the process. Despite still being somewhat easy to get embarrassed when in front of the public, she also becomes more willing to change her image to keep Sara happy and entertained- Kaede ultimately complies with Sara's every request that would establish her princely image despite it invariably makes her beauty visible and therefore attracts attention, and in a later drama CD she even puts on a black lace undergarment set that Sara comments to have given off the feel of a "queen" rather than that of a "prince" (not that Sara is complaining so long as she gets to be Kaede's "princess"). Regardless of the character development, however, Kaede remains protective of Sara at all times, initially reluctant to be near Sara after their reunion only due to her mistaken impression that Sara no longer needs her.
Sweet Enchanting KissesEdit
A second-year student at St. Michael’s, a talented girl who serves as class representative. Her glasses and braided hair give off a relatively subdued image.
Although meek and subdued by nature, she has a strong sense of duty, and her classmates have complete confidence in her. Her tall stature and large bust make for a very attractive figure.
It’s come to light that she’s actually quite gorgeous without her glasses and braid, and she’s now somewhat of a celebrity. She and her younger cousin Sara are an officially recognized couple on campus, a relationship that has even Kaede actively showing affection.
Visual Novels Edit
- A Kiss For The Petals - My Dear Prince
- A Kiss For The Petals - Joined in Love with You (minor)
- A Kiss For The Petals - Beloved Photograph
- A Kiss For The Petals - The Joy of Loving You (minor)
- A Kiss For The Petals - Whisper with a Kiss (minor)
- A Kiss For The Petals - Maidens of Michael
- A Kiss For The Petals - Snow White's Knight
Light Novels Edit
- Comiket 75 Bonus Story - A Rowdy Open Air Bath!
- Comiket 76 Bonus Story - "Just Because it's a Pajama Party, Who Says We Have to Wear Pajamas?" Said the Dirty Girl
- Comiket 77 Bonus Story - The Bud Has Thorns
- Comiket 80 Bonus Story - Nanami and Kaede Brag About Their Girlfriends
- Comiket 82 Bonus Story - Kaede, Takako, and Skimpy Swimsuits
Drama CDs Edit
- A Kiss For The Petals - Kaede-chan Super Mode
- A Kiss For The Petals - Kaede-chan's Newlywed Cooking
- A Kiss For The Petals - The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince
Internet Releases Edit
- Reo-ppoi Radio (guest appearances)
- "Kaede" (楓? ) means "maple".
- "Kitajima" (北嶋? ) means "northern island".
- Kaede appears in six visual novels, more than any other character.