Concept art of Sai
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|First Seen||Kurato Kankou Hotel|
|Voiced by||Karen Strassman (ENG)|
Ryō Hirohashi (JP)
|“||What if you don't even get along? Maybe you won't understand each other. Maybe you'll hate each other. Relying on your faulty language to communicate? You humans will never fully understand each other! And you still want to see her, knowing that? Do you still want to save her?!||”|
–Sai to Seto about Ren
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Despite her youthful appearance, Sai is quite knowledgeable. From the Kurato Hotel to the dam, Sai knows all sorts of info about the enemies and locations she and Seto visit. She's able to point out a boss' weakness as well as provide insight into the Glass Cage Project and the mysterious Shin.
Sai is a playful spirit, mostly making idle chitchat when around Seto. She knows when to be serious, however, and worries about Seto even after giving him advice.
Sai was an average girl enjoying life when one day she was suddenly whisked off to a laboratory to be the catalyst for Glass Cage, someone whose body would link people's minds together. Painful experiments were performed on her, such as plugging cords into her head and making her take strange medicines, in preparation for the Glass Cage project. The painful experiments were so severe that it was the worst pain Sai felt her entire life. The only one who would be nice to her was the scientist Shin. He would thank her for putting up with the experiments, and sneak in chocolates and candies and show her affection when no one else would. Ultimately, however, Glass Cage lead to Sai's death, as well as most of humanity.
Postmortem, her ghost waited until Seto stepped into the hotel. She tried intimidating him, saying how the building was dangerous but that did little to stop him. Seto eventually gains entrance into the room Sai's body was locked in and meets with her spirit. It is possible that she might have survived the experiment and found her way to the Hotel. It is visually suggested (by the presence of a vial and syringe in her room) that she had recently died by suicide (possibly out of loneliness or regret) considering her body wasn't decomposed. After remarking that her body looked cold, Seto covers Sai's body with a bed sheet. They both leave the room, and Sai - having nothing better to do - decides to follow Seto around and gives him advice.
On the hotel roof, Seto and Sai discuss Seto's desire for companionship. Though skeptical, Sai agrees to go along with him.
At Tokyo Tower, Seto reveals that he wants to face Shin alone. To avoid injuring the silver-haired girl, he decides to leave her along with Sai to keep her company. Sai, who has come up the tower along with the silver-haired girl, told him that she loves him and that love is an emotion that can only be expressed though words. The two vanish together, after thanking Seto, who then collapses and weeps at the loss of yet another friend.
Sai has short dark hair (and an eyepatch, though it's not present in her concept art) covering one of her eyes and white bandages wrapped around her head held in place by bandage netting. She wears a rather small white top that shows her stomach and a red jacket with a sailor style collar over the top. She has a small pink pig attached to one of the jacket's arms and wears short denim shorts and tights. Interestingly she is covered in markings as if someone was going to operate on her, perhaps as a reference to her past as scientists performed "painful experiments" on her. She also has bandages on her legs, wrists, and around her neck and will sometimes comment through the Wii remote that "these bandages get so itchy!" She has blue eyes and has a beauty spot under her visible eye.
In the Manga
Sai appears in one of Seto's dreams as a fellow classmate in school. Many of the markings written on her skin are missing, and she is no longer wearing a sailor uniform. Instead, she's wearing a more traditional school uniform. However, she still has the same headwear and the small pig attached to her arm. She also has bandages on her legs and neck.
- "For good luck. Hahaha. I guess it’s pretty weird for a ghost to be talking about good luck. Come back alive, okay? And Seto… whatever you do, stop him."
- "Hey! Hey! What's your favorite food? I love cupcakes! Yum!"
- "So dish it. What's your blood type? Well? Oh, me? Well, I'm not Type B, that's for sure."
- "Your ears are kinda small for your age...It's kinda cute."
- "Hey! Ew. You've got a weird hair growing out of your neck. I'll pluck it for you."
- Despite extensive knowledge about Glass Cage, Sai seems to be a bit ignorant of the "planned children" like Ren. This might imply that either Glass Cage's failure could have been partially blamed on Sai and/or that the "planned children" program was started after Sai had died.
- It's unknown how Sai got to the hotel in the first place. Not even the director knows.
- The surgical markings on her body include:
- an X over her left eyebrow, and two arrows on the bridge of her nose which point to her covered right eye
- a large X framed by two smaller Xs (xXx) over her clavicles and sternum
- a dotted outline surrounding her left platysma (a neck muscle used for frowning and moving the jaw)
- a dotted line encircling her right breast labled "1966.12.6" and an arrow pointing to the breast with what appears to be the English word "lift" (examining her in-game character model shows what appers to be "1.48" instead, and it is unclear why there is a discrepancy)
- a solid teardrop shape surrounded by a larger dotted outline around her bellybutton labeled "1966.8.6"
- a solid outline on the inseam of each thigh (seeming to circle the groin) labeled "第二形力" (rough translation comes out to "Second type/zone")
- an X outlined by a dotted circle just over her right knee labled "1965.-" (the remainder is wrapped around her leg and thus unreadable), and "予備" which roughly translates to "preliminary, backup, reserve, preparation" or something to a similar effect.
- and what appear to be two large dotted squares on her left thigh and calf (just under her bandages)
- It is unclear what the purpose of these markings may be. The numbers may represent a date (written in YYYY.MM.DD format, for example "1966.12.6" might mean December 6th, 1966) suggesting that something was done (or was meant to be done) to portions of her body during 1965-1966. This may indicate when Glass Cage occurred. The earlier year and "reserve" text on her leg suggests that perhaps something was implanted there and was meant to remain undisturbed during further operations. "Lift" may also suggest that something else might have been done on the underside of her breast, though the discrepancy between the concept art and character model makes this a guess at best. Further translation may be needed to correct or clarify these translations.
- Her pig appears to be a balloon or inflatable toy of some sort. It is never remarked upon where she got it or what its purpose is. It may be speculated that it came from Lunar Hill Fun Land where "Porky" the pig is the mascot, however, the two pigs share very little resemblance.
- "Hey! Hey! What's your favorite food? I love cupcakes! Yum!" - Sai (Wii Remote)
- "So, dish it. What's your blood type? Well? Oh, me? Well, I'm not Type B, that's for sure." - Sai (Wii Remote)