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Kira Yukimura first appeared during the second half of Season 3 of MTV’s Teen Wolf.

The character is portrayed by Arden Cho.

Kira is a student and the daughter of Beacon Hills High School's new History teacher.

She was unaware of her true nature until her supernatural abilities were forced to manifest during an attack by mass murderer William Barrow.

Derek says she is a "young" Kitsune and unable to mask her nature from the enhanced werewolf vision and flash photography.

Her mother describes her as a "Thunder" Kitsune.


Kira and her family move from New York to Beacon Hills a few weeks before the events of Season 3(b).

Kira's mom, Noshiko, is Japanese while her father is Korean. Her mother's family has a connection to Beacon Hills going back generations.

Her father, Ken, claims Kira hasn't made any friends during her first three weeks in school but she is not shy and boldly inserts herself into a private conversation with Scott and his friends. Kira and Scott quickly start a romantic relationship.

Kira first manifest a supernatural ability by absorbing dozens of megawatts (estimate) of electricity into her hands. Flash photography and Scott's enhanced werewolf vision reveal the glowing outline of a fox surrounding Kira's entire body.

She also found that having a sword in her hand gives her balance and agility she lacks in her everyday life.

Season 3

Kira and her family arrive in Beacon Hills where she meets Scott and his friends and helps fight a Nogitsune possessing Stiles Stilinski. (Read More...)

Season 4

She continues to develop her relationship with Scott McCall and her kitsune abilities while fighting assassins out to kill her and her friends. (Read More...)

Season 5

Her fox spirit starts to fight for control after the Dread Doctors increase her power.

She eventually decides stay with Skinwalkers so they can help her control her power once more. (Read More...)



Teen Wolf Executive Producer Jeff Davis announced during a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2013 that Season 3(b) would focus on Japanese folklore.

"We're heading into a new mythology based on the Kitsune myth, which some people might know a little bit about," he shared. "It is a very, very fascinating Japanese shapeshifter myth about the were-fox and the trickster spirit."

Arden Cho was cast in the part of Kira in August 2013 and began filming immediately.

Initially, Kira was meant only for the second half of Season 3, but, because of the chemistry between Arden Cho and Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis decided to keep her around.


  • I can set myself on fire and be noticed.” — Kira to her father about being noticed in Anchors.
  • Hi, I'm Kira. You knew that. I knew you knew that. I don't know why I just told you that again.” — Kira to Scott in More Bad Than Good.
  • That was awesome! I mean terrifying, completely terrifying, but kind of awesome. I've never done anything like that before, have you?” — Kira to Scott and Stiles about breaking and entering a police station in Illuminated.
  • Okay, I might have slightly Mommed you.” — Kira to Scott when getting paint off his face in Illuminated.
  • I just found out you're 900 years old. I don't think I'm ever going to trust you again.” — Kira to her mother when asked by her mom if she trusts her in The Fox and the Wolf.
  • But I don't know how much space or how much time I'm supposed to give them. I know I'm still just the new girl at school.” — Kira to Lydia about being the "new girl" at school in The Divine Move.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Kira Yukimura

  • Kira's Aura

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    • Okay, now this is a cannon question. During the whole season when Kira uses her powers and is kind of possesed by her Kitsune side, she...
    • I don't actually have enough examples of her flaming up in front of "normal" people to say it's canon. In the attack on the Sheriff's Station, ...

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