|Friends|| Rio Satomi|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Japanese|| Daisuke Namikawa (TV series)|
Mamoru Miyano (Drama CD)
Kaname Osaki (尾崎要, Osaki Kaname) is a member of one of four the Kemonotsuki Houses, possessed by Five Foxes.
Kaname has dark gold hair that is swept around all over and slanted brown eyes.
Kaname was born as a son of a concubine. At one point, he was targeted by the legal wife of the Osaki Family, but thanks to the furious Five Foxes' protection, the whole family started to treat him nicely out of the fear, as the foxes placed a curse on them.
When Kaname was small, he used to have bad health. When he was taken in by the Church, he went along with Rio Satomi up to the mountains for a month for some training. He was scared and couldn't understand how Rio could sleep so deeply. He also hardly ate. Given the choice to eat rabbits or wild pigs, he ended up crying every time. He stopped being a picky eater, going into shock after being offered bugs, and since then he didn't catch cold.
Kaname considers Rio a friend and confidant as he likes to tease him every chance he gets.
Kaname appears to like Hamaji as more than a friend, possibly developing romantic feelings for her. He didn't disagree when the foxes said that Hamaji would be his future bride. His affection towards Hamaji also shown as he became very angry when Seiran's insect pets wounded Hamaji's face.
- The name Kaname means "pivot, cornerstone, keystone" (要).
- Kaname's surname Osaki means "tail" (尾) (o) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (saki).
- According to Kaname, his family name is usually pronounced as "Ozaki". However, as his family is of very high importance, to distinguish them from others of the same name, it is pronounced as "Osaki".
- Kaname stated once that he was very picky with his food, but after a training session with Rio,he began to eat almost anything.
- Kaname's character songs are called Find Out Xhilaration, Erabareshi Mono no Tame ni (with Rio Satomi), Bokura no Riyuu (with Rio, Ayane Mizuki and Nachi Hinozuka) and Hajimaru Kamo Shirenai (with Hamaji).
|Eight Dog Warriors|
|Shino Inuzuka | Sosuke Inukawa | Genpachi Inukai | Kobungo Inuta | Keno Inusaka | Dosetsu Inuyama | Daikaku Inumura | Shinobu Inue|
|Sacred Beast Houses|
|Rio Satomi | Kaname Osaki | Ayane Mizuki | Nachi Hinozuka|
|Gods and Demons|
|Fusehime | Murasame | Yatsufusa | Five Foxes | Hibiki | Kaede | Yukihime | Kokonoe | Megu | Raiki | Fuki | Noro | Hazuki | Kagetsu | Natsume | Shinonome | Usakuma | Gama no Aya | Asen|
|Hamaji | Fenegan | Lilith | Akane Saiki|
|Seiran | Myoko | Chudai | Yana | Takanobu | Saki|
|Ao | Tamazusa|
|Bungo Inuta | Sayoko Inuta | Nui Inuta | Hinaginu Inumura | Norikiyo Inumura | Kaho | Atsushi | Joji Sakuraba | Kenta | Kohaku | Chitose | Shoichi | Akihiko Narimura | Ruri Kobayakawa | Suzu Kumagai | Kayako | Tae | Yuri Hinozuka|