Kazuo Henmi (辺見和雄, Henmi Kazuo) was a serial killer and one of the Abashiri Convicts.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Henmi in the anime.

Henmi is a short man with black hair stuck to right and eyes of the same color, with thick eyebrows. He had a normal build with the tattoo around the torso and a "Kanji" on the nipple straight. After leaving the prison he is seen wearing a dark blue kimono over a military collared shirt, pants in a lighter shade, socks to the cinnamon, an orange scarf on the neck and a cloth tied on the head.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Henmi used his mannered and sociable characteristics to approach his victims. According to prison guards, killing is as natural to him as breathing. His desire to kill and be killed surged when he witnessed the brutal death of his little brother. Since then, the very thought of suffering the same fate has gotten him sexually aroused.

Upon meeting Sugimoto and hearing his story about how he killed out of necessity and that in the end he would not have a quiet and gentle death, his desire to be killed increased, and he decided to try to kill him. Just like his brother, he wanted to fight until hope erased in his eyes, and as such, "shine" to the very end.

Background[edit | edit source]

When he was young, he saw his younger brother getting eaten alive by a boar, in the bamboo groove behind their house.

While in Abashiri Prison, Henmi became cellmates with Tetsuzou Nihei and Yoshitake Shiraishi. He listens to Shiraishi asking Nihei if he's heard of Sister Miyazawa which he denies. As Shiraishi pulls out the picture of the sister and stares at it, Henmi creeps up on him and mistakenly thinks that he is fantasizing about his own execution and that he completely understands. One day, as the three along with Gotou were being escorted by a guard on a walk through the prison grounds, Shiraishi spots Sister Miyazawa and begins to chase after her. When the guard tries to stop him, Henmi tackles him, much to Shiraishi's appreciation.

Plot[edit | edit source]

He had a duel with Sugimoto, but it got interrupted by a Repun Kamuy, a killer whale.

He died by drowning.

Abilities and Equipments[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Kazuo Henmi has an associated gallery here.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Henmi likes strawberries but dislikes spicy food as it gives him terrible indigestion.
  • Henmi Kazuo may be based on Andrei Chikatilo, an Ukranian serial killer whose brother was kidnapped and consumed by starving neighbours during the Holodomor. Unlike Henmi, Chikatilo was impotent but could achieve ejaculation by stabbing his victims.
  • In 2018 Golden Kamuy All-Stars popularity poll Henmi ranked 14th, gaining 2 942 votes. [1]

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