|Alternate Name||Boss (by Taihei Doma)
Chief Kanau (by co-workers)
|Relations||Hikari Kongo (Younger Sister)|
|Anime||Umaru and Summer Vacation|
|Japanese voice||Ami Koshimizu|
Kanau Kongo / Kanau Kachō (金剛 叶 / 叶課長, Kanau Kongo / Kanau Kachō?) is the female boss of Taihei Doma, Takeshi Motoba, and Alex Tachibana, described as beautiful and excellent in Himouto! Umaru-chan. She is also Hikari Kongo's older sister.
Kanau has light brown-gray colored hair, with two long bangs on each side and adorned with a yellow bow on the back. Her eyes are round and of a brown color. Most of the time, she is seen wearing a gray business suit with a light pink undershirt.
Kanau maintained a serious demeanor towards her work from high school all the way to her adult life. She acts flirty around Taihei, but, unlike Taihei, she seems to act violent towards Bomber and made fun of his afro when they were in high school.
- According to Umaru in the manga, who hears stories of Kanau from Hikari, Kanau may be a "leveled up himouto".
- She is shown to be bad at cooking, messing up a Cream Stew she was preparing for Taihei and Hikari when they were younger.
- She is a target of Jealousy from Umaru, for reasons which aren't entirely explained.