A reference sheet for notable characters in the manga/anime series ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}''. Expect '''SPOILERS''' for the whole thing. Also be warned that this sheet is written with the assumption that readers have at least a small amount of familiarity with the series, meaning that some early and/or minor spoilers may be unmarked.

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!!'''Shiina Tamai'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSanada (JP), Kelly Ray (EN)

* AbusiveParents: Her mother treats her very coldly, tending to chastise her for her poor grades. [[spoiler:She also apparently tried to ''strangle her to death'' in the past, blaming her for the death of Shiina's older sister Mishou.]] Yeah, Shiina has mommy issues.
* ActionGirl
* BookDumb: She's way more interested in sports and cooking than studying, and it ''shows''. Subverted, though, when she manages to get a scholarship for the incredibly exclusive Banda Academy.
* BreakTheCutie: Goes through this throughout the whole series, culminating in her [[spoiler:crossing the DespairEventHorizon and bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt alongside Mamiko]].
* {{Celibate Hero}}ine: Despite her young age, she's already adamant that she'll never get married or have kids. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted in the manga; she gradually develops feelings for Takeo and even has sex with him near the end, with their daughter going on to be the new Eve of the "cleansed" Earth.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: Seemingly played straight with her death in the manga but she gets better so this is subverted. See StuffedIntoTheFridge.]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: By the final chapters, her father's dead, her mother gets shot to death right in front of her, her best friend falls out of a window in what's either a murder or ''suicide'', her boyfriend (and father of her unborn daughter) is dead and has failed to become an Otohime, and people want ''her'' dead. Is it any wonder that she wipes out the human race after that?]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: She makes a point of writing her first name in katakana because she ''hates'' the kanji character used for it, which means "empty husk" or "seed that shall never sprout". (It was given to her by her mother, which doesn't exactly help with her mommy issues.) It becomes a critical plot point near the end of the manga, [[spoiler:where it turns out that the name has a positive meaning after all; Misono simply didn't want Shiina to "leave" her like Mishou did. Once Shiina comes to accept her name, she's finally able to link with her real shadow dragon... Sheol, the Earth itself.]]
* GenkiGirl: To begin with, at least. Then shit starts hitting the fan, and her genki ways start to steadily break down...
* HeroicBSOD: Given the nature of the series, she gets a few of these...
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Even though she's unable to "link" with Hoshimaru, she desperately wants to be able to control him in the same way as the other bearers. [[spoiler:Then it turns out he isn't even ''hers'', and she [[HeroicBSOD doesn't respond well]]. ''Then'' it turns out she's special in an entirely different way...]]
* IdiotHair: Gains one of these after her ImportantHaircut - ironically, after she's ''stopped'' being BookDumb!
* ImportantHaircut: After wearing her hair in distinctive GirlishPigtails for half the manga (most of the anime), she gets it cut to bob length when she enters middle school.
* {{Kid Hero}}ine
* LeeroyJenkins: Borders on this at times.
* NaiveEverygirl: She ''starts'' as one of these. Needless to say, she doesn't stay that way...
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted, she gets her first period [[spoiler: right after being brought back to life.]]
* ScarsAreForever: After getting stabbed through her left hand during the whole mess with Oni, she has a fairly conspicuous little scar there for the rest of the manga. [[spoiler:Even when she dies and comes back to life, it's still there.]]
* ScholarshipStudent: In the second half of the manga. Other characters comment that she's the first girl in over ''fourteen years'' to get a scholarship into Banda.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Subverted. Shiina gets killed off very suddenly and very gruesomely after it's revealed that Hoshimaru isn't actually her shadow dragon, almost as if she's outlived her usefulness to the story; however, she's brought back to life a couple of chapters later, and very much remains the heroine.]]
* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something I've Got To Do Myself]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Akira ''and'' Hiroko's girly-girls.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Turns into this by the end of the manga.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair


!!'''Akira Sakura'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP) Renee Gloger (EN)

* AbusiveParents: Her father, who is implied to have molested her in the past. Dialogue from the first volume also suggests he may have physically abused her as well.
* [[spoiler:ArmorPiercingSlap: To Shiina, near the end of the manga. See GetAHoldOfYourselfMan further down.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While she's usually characterised as hating the idea of hurting others, her manner of CallingTheOldManOut makes her qualify. Also, early on, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it implication that she ''might'' have tried to kill Ain-Soph before; note how she already knows that Shiina won't be able to do much of anything to Push Dagger.
* BreakTheCutie: She was broken before we even meet her in-series, and she breaks ''further'' as the story progresses.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:By stabbing him to death.]]
* CuteAndPsycho, to a certain extent.
* {{Dojikko}}: Akira is shown to be on the clumsy side when she's helping out at her parents' restaurant. It isn't played for laughs.
* DrivenToSuicide: She makes at least two attempts on her own life in the series, but either can't bring herself to go through with it or is stopped by other characters. [[spoiler:Whether or not her death in the final chapter is a suicide is up for debate, as it's left ambiguous as to whether she threw herself out or was pushed out by an unknown assailant.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Lt. Watanabe, a minor character and soldier of the Japanese Special Defence Force, pulls this on her when she grabs his gun and tries to kill herself with it. [[spoiler:In the final volume, ''Akira herself'' pulls it on a [[HeroicBSOD BSOD-ing]] Shiina, reminding her that she still has family and urging her to patch things up with her mother.]]
* HatesBeingTouched: By her father, specifically. When he puts a hand on her shoulder after the East Fuji incident, she shrieks and swats it away. [[ParentalIncest Who can blame her?]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In direct contrast with [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Shiina]]. Akira hates her connection with Ain-Soph because it's given her recurring nightmares in which she's falling - plus when she first "linked" with it, the feeling of flying made her sick.
* ImportantHaircut: Akira chops off her own hair soon after Komori tells her it's beautiful (while creeping her out in general), which makes this case almost border on TraumaticHaircut.
** ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Her hair slowly grows back out in later manga volumes.
* ParentalIncest: Strongly implied to have been a victim of this. And her dad wonders why she isn't [[UsedToBeASweetKid the cheerful girl she used to be as a child]]...
* ScarsAreForever: Akira has scars on her left wrist from past suicide attempts, which are seen several times in the manga. In the anime, the scars are never shown on-screen, but they're implied to be there.
* ShrinkingViolet / ShyBlueHairedGirl: One of the most tragic and socially crippled examples of these tropes. Stuttering when she speaks is the ''least'' of it.
* ThousandOrigamiCranes: She shuts herself in her room to make these following the East Fuji incident, where she witnessed the deaths of hundreds of soldiers.


!!'''Tomonori Komori'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (JP)
->"Cut yourself to fit the world? Or cut the world to fit you?"

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Apparently, he was known to his neighbourhood and school as a friendly and polite (albeit sickly) boy who was popular with girls and wanted to become a doctor. None of them knew of his true intentions, of course.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted. Not too long after his death, it's revealed that he had an invalid mother he was taking care of; however, the reader already knows by then that the weak and sickly were among the sorts of people he wanted to kill off.
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: In the manga. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that after he died, he was found by government agents just when Push Dagger was beginning to absorb his body in order to transform him into an Otohime. When Sudo takes Akira to see what's become of him, Komori's half-transformed body is hooked up to machines that slow down the process of becoming an Otohime, effectively keeping him from either fully dying ''or'' being reborn.]] It ain't pretty.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the anime, as a result of a few things being switched around. Rather than being run through with a broken plane strut, Hoshimaru replicates Komori's own Push Dagger and spears him with it.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* KnifeNut: As well as his Mon being shaped like a knife, he's always carrying a dagger with him.
* SacrificialLamb: Didn't last long, did he?
* SocialDarwinist: Not content with wanting to kill off five billion people, the next part of his plan for the world involves testing what's left of the human population for "physical endurance".
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It says a lot that his idea of "utopia" involves turning society back to the Stone Age...
* WeCanRuleTogether: Komori tries this on Akira, saying that he'll be the king and she'll be the queen of his ideal world; it doesn't actually ''work'', but it does leave a very strong impression on her that influences some of her later actions.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart


!!'''Hiroko Kaizuka''' (a.k.a. "[[InSeriesNickname Hiro-chan]]")
!!!'''Voiced by:''' SakuraNogawa (JP), Flora Stanberg (EN)
->"You can't save everybody with kindness."

* AbusiveParents: Her father berates her for getting anything less than 100% on tests and disapproves of her friendship with Shiina, saying that the other girl is a "bad influence" on her. While her mother isn't shown abusing her in the same way, she doesn't seem to be very supportive of her either.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: She's relentlessly bullied ''solely'' because of her grades and being a model student in general.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Probably the best example in the series.
* BreakTheCutie: And ''how''.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:As if being raped by Aki Honda and the other bullies didn't break her enough, she goes ''irreversably'' over the edge when her father tries to cut off all ties between her and Shiina. Naturally, he ends up being her first kill.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[spoiler: In the anime, after Hoshimaru kills her.]]
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: ''"Shiina, you can't save ''everybody'' with kindness. Say goodbye to your father."'']]
* GirlishPigtails: Her braids.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: She flat-out admits that Shiina is her only real friend...
* LonelyRichKid: And her parents don't even want her being friends with ''Shiina''.
* TheOjou: A young, light-haired example, complete with BigFancyHouse.
* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama: She's sodomized with a ''test tube'', no less!]]
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Played with. Her use of Oni is unmistakably violent and angry, yet when Shiina confronts her in person, she's [[DissonantSerenity eerily calm]] even while she's having Oni torture Shiina's dad.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: When she goes mad and begins to use Oni, her parents are the very first people she kills. When Shiina arrives to her home, she finds Hiro-chan hugging her father's lifeless body which sits on his favorite couch.]]
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: ''Maybe''. It's possible that she actually ''wanted'' to die by Shiina's hands, and was holding Shunji hostage in order to ensure that. Note how she does nothing to stop Shiina or Hoshimaru from strangling her to death. ''And'' it's later revealed by Shunji that he never felt like Oni truly wanted him dead and was really taking it easy.]]
* [[spoiler:WeCanRuleTogether: Sort-of tries this on Shiina when confronted by her. It doesn't go well.]]
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Other way round, really; it's her descent into madness that "activates" Oni.]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: As a side effect of BreakTheCutie. Besides killing everyone who ever abused her, Hiro-chan also tries to eliminate anything and anyone she believes to be an obstacle to her and Shiina's friendship... even if that means trying to kill ''Shiina's father''.]]


!!'''Satomi Ozawa'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kaori Tanaka (JP), Renee Goldstein (EN)

* AffablyEvil
* AdaptationDyeJob: She's got green hair in the anime, as opposed to the black hair she has in the manga.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Delivers one of these to Shiina as soon as they ''meet''. She also does this to Bungo at least once.
* BerserkButton: She won't stand to have her pride bruised. Dare to insinuate that she's weak, and she ''will'' try to prove otherwise; sadly for her, she won't necessarily succeed...
* BreakTheHaughty: Eventually, in the manga, after one too many failures. [[spoiler:Her defeat at the hands of the Otohime (Mishou) leaves her so shattered that she pretty much gives up on fighting, instead choosing to stay by Bungo's side. If the manga had a bigger fandom, she'd probably be accused of {{Chickification}}... even though her inability to be a strong as she'd like is one of the biggest themes surrounding her character.]]
* BringMyBrownPants: Wets herself when Amaborea is cut by a HelicopterBlender.
* CantCatchUp: This is basically the core of her issues.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The murderous grudge she gets against Shiina started just because the kid ''made fun of the name of her school''.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: She often denies that she has any feelings for Bungo anymore. Even thirteen-year-olds aren't convinced by that.
* PurpleEyes: In the anime. On the manga covers she appears on, they're closer to grey.
* RichBitch: She certainly has the attitude of one of these. [[spoiler:Subverted, as she's not actually rich at all.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: A rather dark take on Type A.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Tends to sum up her relationship with Bungo for most of the series...


!!'''Bungo Takano'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Frankie Rome (EN)

* AffablyEvil
* BewareTheNiceOnes: One moment, he's goodnaturedly offering Shiina a tissue for her bloody nose and apologising for Satomi's behaviour; next, his Mon is blowing up planes like it's a game.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' hurt Satomi when he's around, or he ''will'' kick you in the ribs.
* DubNameChange: The Dark Horse release of the manga calls him Kazuyuki, for some reason.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He bleaches his hair fairly early on, and starts slicking it back after the manga's halfway point.
* GatlingGood: He likes to have Hainuwele equip high-power vulcans, perfect for shooting down fighter jets and attack choppers.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: His second favorite attack is to use rocket nests.
* {{Otaku}}: He's a military nut, and fairly knowledgable about different kinds of guns.


!!'''Naozumi Sudo'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Hideki Tasaka (JP)
->"Divide a single slice of bread equally between ten people and ten people starve."

* AGodAmI
* {{Asexuality}}: He flat-out states that human sexuality is of no concern to him.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He might seem pleasant enough to people meeting him for the first time, and he's known to his school as a particularly bright student, but aside from that, he's ''creepy''.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Well, blond''ish'', at least. Definitely evil, though.
* CreepyMonotone: In the anime.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the manga, he shoots two delinquents to death just for throwing a bag of trash into a river.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* ManipulativeBastard, especially towards poor Akira.
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents and older brother are "missing", though it's never really explained what happened to them.
** SelfMadeOrphan: That said, it's suggested at one point that Sudo himself may have been responsible for his family's "disappearance"...
* TheStoic
* {{Ubermensch}}
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WeCanRuleTogether: Rather fond of siccing this on Akira.


!!'''Takeo Tsurumaru'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Eiji Miyashita (JP)

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Very popular with the ladies, despite his attitude. [[spoiler:Then there's the fact that Shiina eventually falls for him...]]
** EvenTheGuysWantHim: Norio's secretly in love with him, too.
* AntiHero: He's basically on Shiina's side, but his jerkishness (and the series' BlackAndGrayMorality) makes it difficult to really class him as a ''hero''...
* BadassNormal: Even without a shadow dragon, he's not afraid of heading onto the field in dangerous situations. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed he's been in control of a dragon - namely, Hoshimaru - since at least the start of the manga.]]
* TheCasanova: A somewhat twisted case in that to him, it's all about reproduction; as a result of that, he's gotten more than a few girls pregnant and already has about five kids. It takes a loooong time for him to learn that there's a difference between love and procreation...
* [[spoiler:DeathBySex: He and Shiina have sex in the penultimate chapter. Guess what happens to him after that.]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Shiina finds him dead in his hideout in the final chapter; ''how'' he died is never shown, though it's made obvious that he was killed by the same angry mob that's after Shiina. May also count as StuffedIntoTheFridge, as his death is what ''really'' pushes Shiina over the DespairEventHorizon...]]
* JerkAss: He can be quite a douchebag, especially towards his "girlfriends" and one girl (Kaori) he rescues as part of a job. He ''eventually'' gets better in the manga, though only after [[spoiler:losing both the people he cared most about, ''and'' being caught in a nuclear explosion and suffering the effects of radiation poisioning]].
* LennonSpecs: Wears these towards the end of the manga. [[spoiler:Specifically, after he's gone bald from radiation poisoning.]]
* MadeOfIron: In the manga, he can apparently [[spoiler:take a point-blank shotgun wound to the chest and barely even ''flinch'']].
* ManipulativeBastard: He has a tendency to withhold important information from Shiina, which usually forces her to find it out the hard way. [[spoiler:He also chooses the ''worst'' possible time to reveal to her that Hoshimaru is actually ''his'' shadow dragon. [[HeroicBSOD She doesn't take it well at all]].]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Norio.


!!'''Norio Koga'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kouki Akaishi (JP), Jamie [=McGonnigal=] (EN)

* BadassGay
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: He gets one of ''the'' nastiest deaths in the whole manga. To elaborate, he gets crippled by having a tendon sliced in his leg, raped, eviscerated, possibly castrated as well... and when he's about to die from all that, he's drugged up and effectively brought back to "life" for a few more painful moments. All of this is done by a gang of monstrous city thugs who had no reason other than the fact that Norio was there and Takeo wasn't.]]
* CreepyDoll: Norio's hobby is creating dolls and puppets based on shadow dragons. Needless to say they're all kind of creepy.
* [[spoiler: DeadGuyOnDisplay: After poor Norio succumbs to the aforementioned CruelAndUnusualDeath, his head is cut off and mounted on one of the {{creepy dolls}}, then hung on the wall of Takeo's house. Understandably, when he and Shiina's parents step in and see this, [[HeroicBSOD neither takes it well]].]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: He'll go to any length to protect Takeo, no matter what the cost...
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Nearly every character who interacts with him in the manga mistakes him for a girl at first.
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Though not necessarily for Norio, Vagina Dentata's last act is to 'transform' into a winged variant of itself and sprouting a human fetus and wings... which also destroys the final bomber attacking Tarrasque.]]
** Though he qualifies here as well [[spoiler: because he manages to [[DissonantSerenity stay mostly calm]] ''when being given a CruelAndUnusualDeath''.]]
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: He doesn't really seem to like women all that much. See his shadow dragon? The one with a toothy vagina for a head? He calls it VaginaDentata, as if to say "This is what I think of you." Further, while he's rather fruity, when he has to disguise himself as a girl, he's ''pissed''.
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: ''"I... I can't tell you... anymore..."'']]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: Played with. His dying smile is ironic because he's regretting that he could never tell Takeo his real feelings (though one could also see it as a neat "fuck you, you couldn't break me" to his killers). Also, he's definitely ''not'' smiling when Takeo comes home to find his severed head.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: He dies [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a very gruesome death]] in aiding Tsurumaru, Shiina and Jane Franklin, managing to disable all of the bombers that are targeting Tarrasque... but subverted when Robert Franklin ends up dying anyway and Shiina gets offed only a few strips later...]]
* [[spoiler:HopeSpot: Now, if Norio can just deal with the bombers quickly and send Vagina Dentata back to deal with these thugs, he can make it...!]]
* InSeriesNickname: He's called "Nori-rin" by one of Takeo's ex-girlfriends. (Fun fact: One of Kitoh's latest manga, currently running in Kodansha's ''Evening'' magazine, is called ''Noririn''. It's a cycling manga that takes its title from its own two protagonists, so the name is probably a coincidence.)
* IncompatibleOrientation: It sure sucks to be in love with a straight guy who isn't interested in anything he can't make babies with.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MisterSeahorse: No, no, he doesn't actually get pregnant! It's just that his deepest, most secret wish is to bear Takeo's child. [[spoiler:When he's about to die, his wish is symbolized by Vagina Dentata "evolving" into a form that resembles a winged, toothy womb with a human foetus inside.]]
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead: As if his actual murder wasn't horrible enough already, his killers cut his head off his corpse and mount it onto one of his own dolls for Takeo to come home to.]]
* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama]]
** [[spoiler: RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil]]
* TheRunaway: It's hinted that he had issues with his family that led to him running away from home, but nothing is explained in detail.
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: His horrendous death seems to serve little purpose other than to break Takeo further than other events of volume 10 already have (and maybe to stack the odds against Shiina even more by eliminating one of her strongest allies). On the other hand, the amount of focus on him as a character during his death scene means that at least he isn't totally reduced to a plot device like many Fridge victims.]]
* StunGun: Norio, disguised as a Banda student ends up taser-ing Satomi when Vagina Dentata fails to subdue Amapola.
* {{Tsundere}}: A male example of Type A, with heavy emphasis on "tsun".
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Takeo, as already mentioned.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: His taste in clothes tends to be rather feminine. Funnily enough, when he has to actually disguise himself as a girl for a mission, he complains like ''hell''.


!!'''Mamiko Kuri'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP)

* CreepyChild: In a series full of kooky kids, her otherworldly stoicism stands out. She's also weirdly knowledgable about other people, which creeps Bungo out.
* DemotedToExtra: Barely appears in the anime and doesn't even get to be in the ED animation, despite being critically important in the manga.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Footwear seems to be her second least favourite type in clothing aside from panties, given that she only wears shoes in all of ''two'' appearances.
* EmotionlessGirl: Apathy and cynicism are about the extent of her emotional range.
* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:When she finally gains control of her shadow dragon Sheol, she goes on her first killing spree while half-naked. Her targets in this case? The thugs who'd just raped her.]]
* GoingCommando: Mamiko ''never'' wears panties, and has no qualms about proving this fact to Bungo when he first sees her wearing clothes at all.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Though "innocent" and "[[FanDisservice fanservice]]" aren't really the right words to use for her. In any case, she prefers to go around naked if she can, and even when she does wear clothing, it's usually just a flimsy dress.
* LittleMissBadass: It's best to not mess with her, otherwise she ''will'' take care of you calmly and efficiently - and turn you into a gory mess while she's at it.
* NakedOnArrival: Much to the shock of Bungo and Satomi (to say nothing of unsuspecting readers).
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: How people tend to react to her.
* ReiAyanamiExpy
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:She's basically the "shadow" to Shiina's "light", and they effectively share the same shadow dragon.]]


!!'''Aki Honda'''
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kahoru Sasajima (JP)

* AlphaBitch: Just about the cruellest and most monstrous Alpha Bitch ''ever'' written, so much that she's the [[Pantheon/{{Disgraces}} epitome]] of the trope.
** What makes this especially notable is that she is an ''elementary school student.''
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: Heavy emphasis on ''asshole'']]
* BreakTheHaughty: At the hands of the very cutie ''she'' broke, at that.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: To put it mildly, her brother and boyfriend got off easy.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Has this sort of relationship with her older brother Yasuhito.
* ForTheEvulz: Why does she treat Hiroko so horribly? Because she ''can'', pretty much.
** DrivenByEnvy: The other reason? She's envious of Hiroko's brilliant grades.
* GirlPosse: Consisting of Mihaya Ozaki, Hiroka Takamura, and Miyoko Shitou. Out of all of them, [[ShrinkingViolet Miyoko]] is the only one who ever shows reluctance and remorse for their actions against Hiroko. [[spoiler:She's also the only one who doesn't get ''killed'' by Hiroko's Mon, albeit only thanks to Shiina's intervention.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Girl She Used To Be]]:]] Her final fate in the manga. The page showing this, which includes some downright disturbing FanDisservice, was completely cut out of Dark Horse's release of the English translation.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath / [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: She is killed by Hiroko's shadow dragon Oni in a way that mirrors her own torture methods. It speaks volumes about the series' CrapsackWorld when death by ''claw rape'' can be described as "karmic".]]
* TheSociopath

!!'''Aki's posse (Mihaya Ohzaki, Hiroka Takamura, Miyoko Shitou)'''

* AntiVillain: Miyoko is the ''only'' one of these girls who shows anything similar to human decency.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: Hiroka, before she's thrown out of a window to her death by Oni.]]
* FatBastard: Hiroka was noticeably chubbier than the other girls. Considering this is a MohiroKito manga, that puts her up to only ''slightly'' underweight by most peoples standards.
* GirlPosse: A group of bullies under Aki.
* JerkAss: Mihaya and Hiroka, who simply ''can't'' rival Aki's over-the-top cruelty.
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: Dealed to them by Oni. Mihaya is almost as bad as Aki? She gets splattered in a dark alley, her remains almost unrecognizable. Hiroka is a mere thug? Oni [[DestinationDefenestration throws her out of the window]] in front of the whole class. Miyoko is the only one who repents? Shiina manages to save her life, but Oni still breaks her arm and rips off one of her legs.]]
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Miyoko. She's not a super bad person, but bullies Hiroko because she's shit scared of the other girls. Heck, they beat her up when she's late for [[spoiler: the test tube incident.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: Their motivations are all centered on Aki's actions.
* ShrinkingViolet: Miyoko.
* [[spoiler: SoleSurvivor: Miyoko is the only one to not be killed by Oni, but only because of Shiina's intervention. Even then, she's not completely unscathed, having her arm broken and one of her legs ripped off.]]
* TearsOfFear: Miyoko, when [[spoiler: she explains to the whole class what happened with Hiroko.]]

!!Mishou Tamai

* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Sorta, as the Virgin Princess]]
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: [[spoiler: As a Virgin Princess, she pulls more than one BigDamnHeroes to protect her little sister.]]
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Subverted. While she ''is'' found alone and in a pool of her own blood, there are no injuries in her lifeless body.]]
* [[spoiler: FacialMarkings: As the Virgin Princess]]
* GenkiGirl: At first. By the time Shiina is born, however, she's fallen into depression
** EmotionlessGirl: Later, [[spoiler: as the Virgin Princess]]

!!Shiina's parents (Shunji and Misono Tamai)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuoTobita and Chizuru Fuyuki (JP), Josh Mosby and Bella Hudson (EN)

* AbusiveParents: Shunji is an okay guy, but Misono is ''very'' cold and strict to Shiina.
* BrokenBird: Misono.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: What made Misono so abusive to Shiina was how her birth and Mishou's death basically overlapped together. Since Misono went off the deep end when Mishou died, guess what happened.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Shunji uses his plane to kill off Bungo's dragonet.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Misono trying to strangle baby!Shiina while despairing for Mishou's loss.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: Shunji is a good guy, but he can barely stay by Shiina when she needs it; nevertheless, he still tries to do what he can for her.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: Right after Misono and Shiina rekindle their bond, Misono is killed by a mob.]]