This time for the Sayonara I decided to figure out what Chinese Zodiac animal our Characters of May are. Now, I had to cheat a little bit because in order to figure out what animal you are in the Chinese Zodiac Table you must know what year you were born in. Unfortunately, I have no idea what year all of these Characters of May are born in and therefore I resorted to another solution.

By knowing the ages of our Characters of May I deduced that I can use our current year 2015 minus their age to get the year they were born in. Just pretend they are living in our time period.

For example, Keima is seventeen years old therefore: 2015 (Year) – 17 (Age) = 1998 (Birth Year)

Therefore Keima was born in the year 1998 if he was actually living in our time period.

Keima’s Age: 17 (1998)

Ran’s Age: 16 (1999)

Kane’s Age: 23 (1992)

Alphard’s Age: 22 (1993)

Saito’s Age: 34 (1981)

Keima Katsuragi was born in the year 1998 and therefore he is a Tiger.

Ran Kotobuki was born in the year 1999 and therefore she is a Rabbit.

Kane Blueriver was born in the year 1992 and therefore he is a Monkey.

Alphard was born in the year 1993 and therefore she is a Rooster.

Saito was born in the year 1981 and he’s also a Rooster.

Keima The Tiger

Keima’s Lucky Colors are blue, grey, orange, white.

Keima’s Lucky are Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Keima’s Lucky Flowers are yellow lilies, cinerarias

  • Interestingly enough people born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident.

Which captures Keima’s personality quite nicely.

  • They are very charming and well-liked by others.

Well, in Keima’s case that’s not always true since he spends more time with his games than the actual girls around him.

  • But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

Yep, that’s true considering if you interrupt Keima’s time with his games he’ll be in a foul mood.

  • With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, tigers work actively and boldly express themselves, and do things with a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.

Whenever Keima attempts to fill a girls heart with love he becomes very expressive and when Keima can see the ending his actions are very heavy handed. I agree that whatever Keima sets his mind to he will pursue that with 100% effort. In fact, Keima exercises tough love when necessary and I don’t ever recall him going back on what he’s set out to accomplish.

  • Tigers are not motivated by money or power.

Keima’s motivation is his own personal Dating Simulation Games.

  • Tigers love be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means important value to them, and they do not like to obey others.

This is actually how things started with Keima. He was the self-proclaimed God of Conquest and when Elsie requested his assistance in capturing loose souls Keima took on the challenge. He was very confident that he will be able to capture loose souls and make girls fall in love with him just like he does in his dating simulation games. No doubt, Keima hates it when he is told what to do and he rather follow his own path.

Ran The Rabbit

Ran’s Lucky Colors are red, pink, purple, blue. (Seriously? All those colors)

Ran’s Lucky Numbers are 3, 4, 6

Ran’s Lucky flowers are plantain lilies and jasmine flowers

  • Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert; quick, skillful, kind, and patient; and particularly responsible.

Um… Ran gentle or quiet? No way. I’ll agree she’s alert and quick whenever she sees a sale on new clothes or a cute guy. To call someone skillful depends on what you consider a skill. Ran’s skills besides her natural athletic ability must be her ability to always be there for her friends. I do consider Ran a natural born leader and to me that comes across as invaluable skill. I agree that Ran is particularly responsible whenever she values something important. God knows she is not responsible in school.

  • However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy, and overly-discreet. Generally speaking, people who belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign have likable characters.

Ran definitely is superficial because she worries about her appearance as the number one gal of Shibuya. Her stubbornness often gets her into arguments with her family and the brief moments where she shows her melancholy conflicts are the moments where you wonder why does Ran work so hard to keep up her reputation. Overly-discreet? No, Ran will much rather be in your face about what she feels. I agree, Ran is mostly likable as she stands as a very independent female.

  • Ladies belonging to the rabbit zodiac sign, apart from a pretty and modest appearance, have a pure heart.

I have no doubt that Ran’s heart is pure and she works pretty hard to make sure she looks pretty, but I doubt that she’s ever been modest about her looks.

  • Rabbits are faithful to those around them, but reluctant to reveal their minds to others, and have a tendency to escape reality.

That’s a very good way to describe Ran. Her faithfulness to her friends goes without question and she will do anything for them. However, during the finale of Super Gals Ran was having a tough time opening up to her friends and sharing what she was thinking. She feared change and the ever so inescapable truth of things will always change made Ran want to escape reality. She saw all of her friends growing up and becoming something different that she wondered if she’d be stuck being the same old Ran Kotobuki. Nevertheless, Ran understands that if she never loses faith in her friends that they will be there for her too when she needs them.

  • They are too cautious and conservative, which means they miss good opportunities.

Well, if you consider her off and on relationship with Kuroi Tatsuki you can argue she is missing out on the opportunity to be in a loving relationship with a very good guy. In a way, Ran is remaining cautious with her heart because her pride won’t allow her to get her heart broken, but at the same time Tatsuki has been the best thing in her life.

Ran does become a police officer and it so happens that Rabbits will make good police officers and they will excel in law enforcement.

Kane The Monkey

Kane’s Lucky Colors are white, blue, gold

Kane’s Lucky Numbers are 4 and 9

Kane’s Lucky Flowers are chrysanthemum flowers and crape-myrtle

  • People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty.

Kane has his own wit and level of intelligence. Sure, you don’t expect him to get a genius score on an IQ test, but he’s very good with common sense and understanding people. His personality was definitely magnetic and I can see him messing with Millie every now and then with little quips.

  • Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don’t have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.

Like I said, Kane for the most part is fun and goofy enough to pull practical jokes and I can honestly say he doesn’t mean to hurt anyone, but I do recall times where he and Millie were upset at each other over misunderstandings.

  • Those born in a year of the Monkey are fast learners and crafty opportunists. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, some don’t trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature.

Kane’s fast learning ability is prevalent when he took command of Swordbreaker at a young age. To call Kane an opportunist is quite accurate because he does take on Intergalactic Missions to make a little extra cash. I agree that Kane does have an eccentric nature and it make sense that Kane has a small circle of trusted friends.

When it comes to careers, Monkeys do work very hard and I would say Kane works very hard. His career path involves engineering and air traffic control which are two great jobs that fit Kane’s skills.

Alphard The Water Rooster

  • Smart, quick-witted, tender-hearted, and compassionate

I’ll agree that Alphard is very smart and her quick wits shine in combat. Now, I like to think Alphard was once tender-hearted and compassionate, but she grew cold and merciless once Canaan was introduced as another successor to Siam.

Saitō The Gold Rooster

  • Determined, brave, perseverant, and hard working

Saitō believes in swift death to all evil and he is determined to protect his beliefs until he dies. The Zero Stance requires bravery to use and his perseverance cannot be underestimated as Kenshin and Saitō have battled numerous times. Never underestimate a hard working husband.

Alphard and Saitō’s

Lucky Colors are gold, brown, and yellow

Lucky Numbers are 5, 7, and 8

Lucky Flowers are gladiola and cockscomb

  • People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented individuals. Roosters are very confident about themselves.

Saitō has to be very good at observing things since his style of swordsmanship requires him to note his opponents movements for a proper thrust. In Alphard’s case one does not become leader of an criminal organization without being observant to all the details. I would never question the hard working natures of either of these individuals. Saitō strives on becoming more resourceful hence he developed the Zero Stance to one day defeat Kenshin. I will also say that Alphard has proven to be a very resourceful mercenary. Again, why would I doubt their courage or talent since they are quite the formidable adversaries against their respective protagonists (Kenshin & Canaan)

  • Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Um… that’s quite the opposite for both Alphard and Saitō. They choose when to be active and if you consider them harming others as amusing then congrats you are a little bit of a sadist. But, certainly these two Roosters prefer to stay away from the crowd. No way, Alphard rather let her actions speak louder than her words and she has a lot of dishonesty attached to her methods. Saitō can be talkative since he does like to judge who you are and what you stand for, but he isn’t afraid to use any means necessary to defeat you. I will say on the loyalty factor, Saitō by far is more loyal than Alphard since Saitō once fought under the banner of the Shinsengumi.   Also, appearances for these two are more of a ends to a means or necessary evil. Like Saitō wears his police uniform because he is required to do so and it actually helped him sell the charade of being a police officer when in actuality he’s a spy. When it comes to appearance Alphard is not vain since she’ll easily dress in whatever is necessary to get the job done. She dressed in a sexy dress to keep up the appearance of a woman of fortune in the eyes of the public. But, in stark contrast and what will come off as a far cry from her sexy dress appearance was when she shot off her own forearm… Now her appearance features one less forearm, but its a necessary appearance because she lurks within the shadows to one day confront Canaan.

  • Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if others don’t. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Again, I wholeheartedly disagree with this assessment. Saitō and Alphard rather stay quiet and let actions speak for them. In fact, they are not vain or boastful as they do not need to flash their accomplishments nor brag about their skills.

  • Their continually seeking the unwavering attention of others which annoys people around them at times.

No, the less attention the better when it comes to these two roosters.

  • Roosters are more motivated than other animals in the Chinese zodiac, making their careers a priority in their lives. Roosters are hard working, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of jobs.

I don’t doubt that these two are highly motivated individuals and their careers have served as a priority. Saitō was a member of the Shinsengumi and now serves as a spy for the government. In both careers he lived only to abide by his belief of swift death to all evil. Evil beware Saitō will not rest until you are purged from this world. For Alphard her talents allows her to take on any mission and I’m sure she can handle anything that may stand in her way of global terror as the organization known as Snake has been responsible for spreading the Ua virus.

These two as Roosters would make for great police officers or soldiers. I’ll add in mercenaries too since these two make killing look easy and they are so ruthless. I think they would make for a good couple.