Tonight the Spirits Will Be Resurrected! Amanojaku
Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese)
Marcy Bannor (English)
Kayako Miyanoshita (née Kamiyama) (1961-1995) (Voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi in the original Japanese dub and Marcy Bannor in the ADV English dub) is a fictional character in Gakkou no Kaidan Anime series. She is the deceased wife of Reiichirou Miyanoshita and the mother of Satsuki Miyanoshita and Keiichirou Miyanoshita. Kayako died of an illness when Satsuki was 5 years old and when Keiichirou was 1 year old. She went to Amanogawa Elementary School, aka "The Old School House" in 1973. Her mother was principal of the school at the time and her husband, Reiichirou, went to same elementary school, which was the place where they first met. Kayako was very talented in art and she won first prize at an art contest. In honor of her winning the contest, Reiichirou gave her a musical box that she kept until she died 28 years later. Kayako always believed in ghosts, so she became a medium. She also developed spiritual powers, where she was able to put all the ghosts she encountered to spiritual sleep. Fearing that someday the ghosts might be resurrected, she wrote down information of all the ghosts she had put to spiritual sleep in a diary which she called "The Ghost Diary".
Many years had past and Kayako married Reiichirou, she gave birth to their first child Sastuki in May 1990 and their second child Keichiirou in 1994. In 1995, Kayako developed an illness and was sent to St. Rosario Hospital, her family would pay her a visit when they got their off days from work and school. During her time at the hospital, The Ghost of the Cursed Nurse visited her and told her she was going to die soon. At that time, she met Momoko one night in the cafeteria area. While talking, Kayako seemed to have accepted the fact that she was going to die, with a depressed expression on her face, telling herself "It's alright now". The day before she died, Kayako wrote a letter to her family, telling them she was sorry for leaving them so soon and hoping she would be able to see them in the next world.
Two years later, her family moved back to her hometown where her daughter discovered The Ghost Dairy in The Old School House. Kayako's spirit has appeared a few times to help Satsuki put the ghosts to spiritual sleep. She also possessed Momoko twice in order to help and talk to Satsuki and her friends. After Satsuki successfully put back all the ghosts back to spiritual sleep, Kayako was able to move on. Afterwards, her family attended her second memorial service.