Arisa Kanou is Hime's first friend in Tokyo.
Her past is revealed in Hime's past during the Ogress arc. (see story arcs)
Arisa Kanou is created by Kenta Shinohara, and she has no information regarding any inspiration used to create her. She first appears in Sket Dance volume 7 and episode 36. Her Japanese voice actress is Haruka Tomatsu.
Arisa meets Hime during field hockey club's practice. She points out to how Hime has the same hockey stick as her, inscribed with the words "Valkyrie." Hime coaches her during practice which attracts two girls who are awed by Hime's skills. Arisa is Hime's first friend in Tokyo. Later on, Arisa and Kyoko pass by Hime in the mall. On the following day, Hime asks Arisa to go out with her to eat some okonomiyaki, yet Arisa declines her offer. One day, Hime confronts Arisa about her bullying thing. Arisa listens to how Hime describes her, weak, innocent, fragile, and such. Arisa confesses that she has to give Kyoko money.
In an abandoned warehouse, Arisa stands helpless and tied while Hime gets pummel by Kyoko. (To be continued)
Arisa appears by the gate in front of the playground where Hime watches Switch and Bossun having fun on the see saw. She bows in apology, and Hime sets her hockey stick down. When Hime smiles at Arisa and tells Arisa to call her by Hime, Arisa cries.