Kanade does not appear to be less than a typical human being in physical form, but this is contrasted by her lack of detectable emotion, even in skirmishes with the SSS which usually end up with her being injured. It is difficult to understand what she is thinking due to her rarely showing any outward emotion. In later events, she is shown to have abandoned being friendly because of the rules of the world she is in, as her newly-found friends inevitably leave her when they disappear. As the series progresses, she has shown a little of her emotions, mostly to Otonashi.
She is fond of eating Mapo Tofu, even going so far as to ignore school rules to eat it, and also goes on to include it in her self-made school anthem at the close of the series. She spends some of her free time gardening.[ She is actually part of the gardening club. She recently became friends with Otonashi, even though she didn't realize this until Otonashi said so. Although this did not alter her personality much, she now allows him to call her by her first name, Kanade, and seems to exclusively talk to and hang around him. Kanade, in later events, has helped him to fight Naoi and has saved him from being eaten by the River Monster.
Later on, she opens up to Otonashi, talking to him casually and she even helps out in Otonashi's plans to help the SSS get over their regrets. After spending more time with her, Otonashi discovers more of her personality and somewhat lack of common sense. Otonashi describes her as a "Clumsy Angel". She seems to have a large amount of endurance to pain, as she has been shot several times by the SSS without showing any reaction or indication of suffering. Tutorials: