Kaede Otori is a secondary character in Komi Can't Communicate. She's a former classmate of Shouko, Hitohito, and Najimi, known generally as a very lackadaisical and gentle student. She was also the second person that was able to make Komi Shouko talk. Kaede has long black hair with bangs that covers her forehead. She is seen with a low ponytail and a bow at the end. Kaede has an ahoge sticking out on the top of her head and frame hairs that cover the sides of her face, bundled with hair ties at the ends. She is most often seen in the female school uniform; she wears it with knee-high socks.