Soutarou Kanou is first seen in chapter 15.
Blood Type: A
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lbs)
Specialize in: Hypnotizing
Hobby: Reading Books
Soutarou Kanou first appears as an adversary to Misaki with the reason being that he hates girls and thinks that if Misaki is no longer the President; the number of girls in Seika High would decrease. He specializes in hypnotizing other people and tries to perform hypnosis on both Misaki and Usui but fails. He later helps out a girl who is scared of guys and makes her uneasiness of guys go away. Misaki realizes that even though Kanou hates girls, he doesn't give off a sense of threat.
His phobia with girls started when he was 4 years old. His father hurt his mom and told Kanou, "...females are so fragile that you have to stay away from them..." Although Kanou later understood that his Mom was just sick of his dad, but he still wanted to keep his distance so that his past wouldn't be repeated and someone else got hurt.
Kanou soon becomes close friends with Yukimura Shouichirou even though Kanou says he can feel a girl's aura whenever he's around him. Kanou also observes the relationship between Misaki and Usui and is one of the first people to realize that they care for each other very deeply.
When the Student Council election emerges, Kanou unwillingly gets pulled into running for Student Council President against Misaki. It isn't until Misaki talks to Kanou about how being the President changed her, that he willingly accepts being a candidate. She also told him "If it's you I might consider letting you take over my position". Despite the fact that Misaki won the Presidency again, Kanou was content with the results saying, "...half a year later I will be a guy whose name will be written properly by everybody".
- He competed for president at Seika High and lost by 1 vote to Misaki (who was president the previous year)
- He placed fourth in Kaichou wa maid-sama's popularity contest.