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Kanzaki Elsa (神崎エルザ,Kanzaki Eruza?), known as Pitohui (ピトフーイ,Pitofūi?) in Gun Gale Online, is one of the main characters of the Sword Art Online Alternative "Gun Gale Online" spin-off series. Elsa is a booming singer and songwriter, as well as LLENN's first friend in the game.
In the real world, Elsa is a petite young woman with long black hair.
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Pitohui is a tall woman, her height easily exceeding 175 centimetres, who looks to be in her late twenties. She has brown skin, a slender face with sharp features, and black hair which is casually tied into ponytails at a high position. She has a brick-coloured, geometric-figured tattoo turning and extending from her cheeks to the nape of her neck. Her figure completely disregards feminine charm and, due to her muscles and sharp silhouette, she looks more like an android than human. Her garments are mostly black with dark blue patches. She wears boots and has a military equipment belt with a long magazine pouch attached from her sides to her back.
Pitohui is a frank and cheerful person. However, she greatly dislikes honorific speech in-game, thus whenever she hears LLENN or M starting to talk in a formal manner, she complains to them about how unnecessary it is. Pitohui is also a gun maniac who collects guns in-game and, whenever she went monster hunting with LLENN, she would always use a different gun. She always uses live-ammunition guns, even for hunting monsters, despite optical guns being more efficient against monsters.
One day, Pitohui noticed LLENN window shopping in an in-game mall and identified LLENN as a girl, thus she approached her and offered to treat her to some tea. The two had a delightful conversation and listed each other as friends. After they left the restaurant, LLENN told Pitohui that she was looking for a new live-ammunition gun, thus Pitohui took her to a shop she knew and recommended buying a P90.
Afterwards, Pitohui and LLENN formed a squadron with just the two of them and went monster hunting whenever both of them were online. On one such occasion, on January 18, 2026, Pitohui informed LLENN about a new team tournament, called the Squad Jam, that would be held in a few weeks. After Pitohui explained the background for the tournament and informed LLENN about the registration deadline, she asked LLENN to participate in it. Since Pitohui herself could not participate, she told LLENN about a friend of hers that she could team up with and told her to decide whether or not she would participate before the registration deadline.
On January 30, 2026, as LLENN decided to participate in the tournament, Pitohui met with LLENN in a bar to introduce LLENN to her partner for the tournament. As Pitohui's friend was late, Pitohui and LLENN discussed about the Squad Jam rules. Once they were done, to LLENN's shock, Pitohui revealed that LLENN was going to be the leader of the team, but refused to explain the reason for such a decision. At that moment, M entered the room and, after Pitohui introduced him to LLENN, she took her leave, claiming that she had errands to run.