Yumi Itame (いため 友美 Itame Yumi,) also known as Yumi Kido, is the SHSL Information Broker in the rebuilt Kibougamine academy. She's the sister of Shiori Itame.
Yumi has pale skin, long, curly ash-blonde hair, and gray-blue eyes. She's noticeably small, and weak, physically.
She generally wears dark clothes. When she isn't working, she may be seen wearing jewelry, such as a silver necklace or earrings.
Yumi has developed a cynical, pessimistic attitude toward the world. She's selfish, cold, and manipulative, taunting or tormenting others for her own amusement.
She's willing to do whatever she needs to in order to get information, even if that means having to lie, manipulate, or betray others. As a result, she has many enemies. As she is not very strong physically, this leaves her with strong feelings of distrust towards others. These feelings are amplified due to the kinds of things she does -- using other people's trust against them for her own gain.
Yumi enjoys conflict, and will stir it up herself through anonymous texts, but she tends to stay out of the direct action, preferring to watch from the sidelines.
Due to not yet having faced any serious consequences for her actions, Yumi has a sort of God complex. She sees others as beneath her and worth less than her. The only person she considers an equal is Phillip.
As a child, Yumi and Shiori were very close, and Yumi would go to great lengths in order to look out for Shiori when it came to bullies. She dreamed of living a normal life and being able to travel the world and go to school with her sister.
After being separated from Shiori during the Tragedy, she became desperate to survive, turning to a life of lying, manipulating, and crime in order to accomplish that. This continued even as the world started to enter its restoration period, and she sold information to others, as well as manipulated, extorted, and flat-out stole money from wealthy clients in order to make a living for herself. This also meant that she became extremely wealthy, herself. She goes by many different aliases and has multiple apartments. She met Setsuko Iwasaki, who would later become SHSL Assassin, as the Tragedy was dying down, and employs her as a bodyguard and hitman to this day. Yumi allows her a place to sleep as well as extremely high pay in return for her own safety.
Near the beginning of the school year, Yumi spent much time in the monitor room, watching the monitors in hopes of amusing herself. She did this through blackmailing and taking pictures and videos of the monitors. After blackmailing Masatoshi with threats of revealing his medical coverups, the monitors in the monitor room were destroyed.
Not long after her engagement with Phillip, Yumi realized that being a Queen would mean she'd have to give up her job, and faked her own death for a couple of months. She returned partially out of boredom and partially due to Phillip's encouragement.
Since returning back to school, Yumi has spoken to Shiori about her avoidance of her, and has found a sort-of friend in Phillip
Setsuko Iwasaki Edit
Yumi's bodyguard. As long as she's the highest-paying client, Yumi knows that Setsuko's loyalty is primarily to her. She doesn't trust Setsuko, but considers her the closest thing to a friend that she has. She enjoys being in control of her and knowing that Setsuko will do anything she asks, as long as she pays enough for it.
Yumi's sister. After being separated during the Tragedy, both of their personalities changed drastically, and Yumi felt Shiori's change was her own fault. Yumi isn't entirely sure how she feels about Shiori. She hates the person Shiori is now, and through some mix of guilt/knowing she can't change it and wanting to keep Shiori far away from her work, Yumi keeps her distance. Yumi still cares about Shiori, paying for her hospital bills, living expenses, and anything else she may need, but rarely speaks to her. She denies that she's related to Shiori. She has convinced herself that she doesn't care about Shiori, simply pities her more than she pities other people.
Fiancé. At first, they shared a mutual dislike of each other; Yumi because Phillip hospitalized Shiori, and Phillip because she got him drunk while trying to get information out of him. Yumi quickly decided that she enjoyed his company, and that he was amusing to her. During Kotoko's party, Yumi jokingly pretended Phillip proposed to her, and he went along with it, going as far as to text his father to tell him of the engagement. After an incident with Phillip in the recreation room, she began to consider him an equal. She began to develop romantic feelings for him, much to her own dismay.
- (To Phillip about trust) "I don't want to get hurt. Nothing good ever comes out of trusting people. I've seen so many people betray their friends. Family. I use trust to hurt people... I'm so scared."
- (About love) "I don't understand anything like that. Why you'd make yourself so vulnerable. How some people will stupidly, blindly trust someone they're in love with. It's so easy to take advantage of. Ridiculously easy. I almost feel bad."
- (To Kayori) "I'm not unhappy hiding and running away. Hell, I'd say I prefer it. You can't 'help' someone like me. This is what I'm good at. This is what I enjoy doing. Maybe there was once I felt differently, but not anymore. The me that wanted to live peacefully is long dead."
- Yumi likes secrets, wine, and being in control. She dislikes physical fighting, being bored, and trusting others.
- Yumi's biggest fear is death.
- An audio recording device is kept with her, recording, at all times.
- Despite history not being her talent, Yumi is still fascinated by it and knows quite a bit about it.