The unofficial "princess" of Taion High School, Ichiko is a Mary Sue in the making: beautiful, strong, athletic, smart, popular with boys, and blessed with a great rack. She's also quite spoiled rotten inside, and her perpetually good fortune is revealed to be the result of unconsciously sucking out that of others. Beneath that rotten core, however, is a kind soul still hurting from the many years of parental neglect.
The Ace: Rich, beautiful, popular with boys, ridiculously lucky, intelligent and doesn't need to work hard. There is basically nothing she does not have. Except friends, family or peers.
Born Lucky: She's so incredibly lucky that it actually curses the people around her because she absorbs their luck. Taking out even tiny amounts of the energy that fuels her luck can be used to heal others and cause similarly miraculous occurrences.
Break the Cutie: As if Kurumi's betrayal isn't enough, Ikari decides to turn everyone in Ichiko's hometown against her just when she has finally gained some trustworthy companions.
Broken Bird: Beneath that callous, bitchy facade lies a sad little girl suffering from Parental Neglectand continually haunted by a horrible childhood betrayal.
Brought Down to Normal: Her fortune energy is taken away by Momiji during Tama's introduction arc. Another instance occurs at the start of Ikari arc. Both cases don't last long. In the end of the series, she decides to give up all her fortune powers for good.
Character Development: She goes from a horrible, selfish person that scapegoats someone who was trying to step in and protect her from a false shoplifting charge to someone willing to admit she cares about people with lots of friends and empathy for people.
Cry Cute: So heart-achingly cute it's hard to believe those tears come from a callous, selfish school princess.
Cynicism Catalyst: Kurumi's betrayal drove the once sweet, cuddly kid into the Bitch in Sheep's Clothing she has become when the series started. Once other characters helped her transcend her personal demons, her innate kindness rises again.
Doom Magnet: Until she seals the ability by using an item, she would drain the fortune from her surroundings, causing destruction and despair for people around her, moreso the closer she was to them.
First Girl Wins: The first to interact with Keita after he's introduced, and eventually the one Keita confesses his love to.
Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends until late elementary school due to the jealousy of her peers. One girl eventually got close to her, but it turns out that was just to hurt her more.
Friendship Moment: Early in the series, she kicks Momiji out of her closet when the latter moves in uninvited, so she goes and sleeps under a bridge. Many chapters later when they're Vitriolic Best Buds, she feels bad and invites her back.
Fusion Dance: With Momiji in chapter 27 to keep Yamabuki from extracting her own fortune. It basically cancels out both of their powers to zero, after which they split the power they have with Yamabuki equally, putting them on the same level. And then they apologize for being jerks in the first place.
Gag Boobs: Her large bust is one of the more common sources of humor. She even thinks she somehow managed to gain weight despite her lucky nature. Nope, her breasts just grew again.
Heroic BSOD: During the Ikari arc a bond severance god snaps the relationships Ichiko has with basically everyone that's not Keitai or Momiji. Keita's memory is erased and Momiji fakes one of those Break Her Heart To Save Her situations. When Ichiko realizes what Momiji was doing she halfway recovers and when Kumagai tells her what happened to Ranmaru and Nadeshiko she basically returns to normal.
Hey, You!: She refers to Momiji by her title rather than her name for quite some time. The first time she calls her by her name name isn't until Momiji's personality not only flips, but she's actually about to die because of it.
I Just Want to Be Loved: Part of her resentment towards Keita is that, though materially poor and abandoned by parents, at least he has siblings who love him just as much as he loves them back, in stark contrast to her situation — rich in belongings but poor in care.
It's All About Me: At the beginning, all she cares about is herself and Suwano. Anyone else can go suffer and die in a ditch for all she cares.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: No matter how condescending, selfish and bitchy she is, deep down she genuinely cares for the few people she can call her friends, such as Keita, Suwano, Ranmaru and even Momiji.
Jerkass Façade: Some of her jerkass attitude comes to her naturally, but a lot of it is a facade that has become second nature to her. After a betrayal when she was younger where another girl pretended to be her friend simply to badmouth her in front of a boy they both liked, she resolved to act like the bitch the other girl claimed she was and not get close to anyone.
Jerkass Has a Point: She pisses off Keita and his family early on by noting he'd have an easier time living with his large family if they had more money and keeps talking about it when it's clear that A. his family is happy and B. he'd rather that she shut up already. However, they do admit that she's perfectly right and that they'd like more money.
Lethal Chef: She cannot cook at all. She can turn a kitchen full of delicious ingredients into nuclear waste in two minutes. Her cooking once made a god explode. Her cooking is so bad that she cannot even crack an egg without destroying the yolk without extreme practice. She manages to improve her skills by the end of the series.
Lonely Rich Kid: In elementary school, she was isolated from her peers but otherwise a normal girl. One serious betrayal later and she hides her loneliness behind a facade, but still wants someone to see past it.
Noblewoman's Laugh: Whenever she is extremely happy and/or full of herself, or whenever she tries to shrug off her latest act of kindness or conceal her insecurities.
No Social Skills: You'd expect a beautiful and popular girl like Ichiko to be a social butterfly... but she is so ill at ease interacting with happy people that she would rather waste time at home literally counting the number of straws woven into her tatami mat.
Ojou: She was born into a family that quickly became incredibly wealthy. The tradeoff was that her parents were never around.
Pals with Jesus: She and Momiji are quite close in their own vitriolic way, which is actually considered remarkable in universe. It's actually considered more remarkable on Momiji's part than Ichiko's and puts her in line for a promotion when Yamabuki feels like retiring in a century or so. Humans and gods have a tough time interacting due to vastly different life spans and the divine perception that humans are largely selfish jerks.
Parental Neglect: Not that her parents don't love her, but they're so busy with work they barely had any time for her for the last sixteen years (as in since infancy). And that includes her birthdays. Had they been there just to give her a much needed hug after traumatically losing her first love to a backstabbing grade-school "friend", she wouldn't have become the bleak, hateful, cold and cynical Bitch in Sheep's Clothing she is today.
Parody Sue: She is quite literally overly perfect. That is the premise of the story: Her perfection is the result of her being so ridiculously, incredible fortunate in her existence that it's actually destroying the balance of fortune in the world and making people around her suffer by coming into contact with her. However, when the story calms down a little it's quickly revealed that she's almost entirely isolated. While it seems at first that this is because she's a jerkass without equal, but it's actually always been that way. Bonds and empathy come from flaws and misfortune, not perfection.
Perverted Drooling: After Keita confesses his love to her, she keeps drooling for a long while after her departure, while keeps saying that she can't wait to come back to him.
Plucky Girl: Once she sets her mind on something, she will never give up.
Power Makes Your Hair Grow: After achieving godhood by absorbing a massive amount of Ikari's energy, Ichiko's hair grows past her feet.
Rich Bitch: She's rude, arrogant, haughty and condescending to people without money like Keita. Unlike a lot of her Jerkass Façade, this part of her character does seem to have been largely genuine at the start, though she does grow out of it.
Shower of Angst: After all of her friends turns against her by Shaga's (the bond-severance god) influence, and Momiji (supposedly) casts her away.
Sir Swears-a-Lot: Even if Crunchyroll-based subs somewhat exaggerate it, Ichiko has a very foul mouth in the original regardless.
Sitcom Archnemesis: She pisses off Momiji by basically existing. She has extreme luck and breasts that Momiji would kill for, but beneath the surface it's hinted that the reason they fight so much is because they're so similar.
Something Else Also Rises: When Keita confesses to Ichiko, the cherry trees behind her burst into full bloom, even though it's November.
Straight Man: While Momiji is extremely goofy and obnoxious, Ichiko attempts to keep her under control and out of her apartment to no avail.
Super Strength: Can lift clubs, iron hammers, her own bathtub, you name it.
They Died Because of You: Downplayed. When Ichiko starts blaming Momiji for Suwano collapsing, Momiji flatly says that it's her own fault. This is exactly what she warned her would happen the previous day.
Tomboy: When Ichiko gets angry, her behavior (and voice) becomes more befitting of a middle aged gangster than a young girl.
Touched by Vorlons: Her massive fortune energy and ability to absorb it unconsciously was given by Ikari a long time ago, who infiltrated the Sakura household as a servant.
Took a Level in Badass: As time goes on and she comes into contact with more deities, she actually ends up learning to use her fortune energy to translate to fighting powers.
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She's callous, rude, selfish and thoughtless, so it would be amusing to see her suffer. Alas, her good energy tends to bring misfortune to people around her instead.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Momiji warns that her constant good fortune, taken by unconsciously absorbing those of others around her, will inevitably bring harm to them. This trope hits Ichiko close to home when her lifelong butler nearly died of a heart attack.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Though Ichiko would surely refuse to admit it, the two are actually very close and can trust each other in their own way. They're both loathe to acknowledge that maybe they don't really hate each other, though as time goes on they become more open about it.
Vocal Dissonance: Ichiko's voice becomes practically masculine when she gets mad, which is quite a shock to the system for listeners of the usually sweet-and-gentle or calm-and-quiet Kana Hanazawa.
Was It All a Lie?: When Ikari is systematically wiping out the gods in the city Ichiko comes into conflict with Momiji, who intends to sacrifice herself to stop Ikari. When Ichiko tries to get in the way she asks if everything Momiji has down to help her was a lie and instantly gets a 'Yes, totally.' While an astute reader would know that this doesn't make sense, Ichiko has been having a very bad day by that point. Turns out Momiji was telling Ichiko to think the opposite of what she said.
A deity of misfortune sent to the human world to take away Ichiko's excess good karma before she unwittingly causes more havoc. She wields a giant hypodermic needle and also likes to dress herself up in different costumes.
A-Cup Angst: Her small cup size is a point of constant irritation. She'll occasionally decide to stuff her shirt with something like melon bread or actual melons to fake having cleavage, though she doesn't bother to button up.
Born Unlucky: Like Ichiko, her level of energy is off the charts. However, unlike Ichiko, it's misfortune energy and as a result she's flat chested, dirty, lazy, unpopular and just has rather poor luck all around. Despite having better use of her abilities than Ichiko, there's little point in a direct confrontation when the universe bends over backward for your opponent.
Break Her Heart To Save Her: Subverted. Momiji sets one of these up to fool Chisha, but she was actually passing along a message to Ichiko that took her a little while to figure out, after which she springs into action.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite appearances, Momiji is actually a powerful and competent goddess. If she bothers to try.
Bystander Syndrome: So well-known is she among her fellow deities for her constant apathy that even Yamabuki is surprised that Momiji is taking her grudge against Ichiko a little bit too seriously.
Character Development: More or less implied to be the reason the other Misfortune gods don't help or replace Momiji. They all think it's a good thing that the normally lazy and apathetic goddess is finally taking her job seriously.
Confusion Fu: She almost never fights seriously, making her fights more of a spectacle and an irritation for anyone that she's up against, who don't really know what to do and can't react properly. When actually trying she's pretty damn dangerous though and cuts out all the jokes.
Cosplay Otaku Girl: Takes every opportunity to dress up as characters within the series well as from other manga and anime.
Curb-Stomp Battle: During the Ikari arc she intends to go back to the world of the gods to sacrifice herself. Before leaving, she enters a fight completely seriously for perhaps the first time in the entire manga and absolutely flattens Ichiko.
Deuteragonist: The story follows Momiji nearly as much as it does Ichiko. Momiji tends to spark a lot of the conflicts of the story, though she's frequently necessary when it comes to their resolution as well. And she's always there making fun of you.
Everyone Has Standards: Though she's not above taking drastic measures to accomplish her mission, such as outright threatening to kill Ichiko, she actually is averse to murder, or at least letting someone die on her watch, because that would instantly jeopardize her presence in the human realm.
The Fake Cutie: Acts super cutesy sometimes in contrast to her lazy, selfish personality. Why? Because it will annoy people.
Friendship Moment: Momiji is an odd one, so she often pretends her moments of concern over Ichiko are just more incidences of screwing with her like normal. However, no matter what she says to the contrary, she is consistently concerned for Ichiko's well-being and will quickly come to her defense. Even when she's finally honest that she actually does care about Ichiko's well-being as more than just her job, it's stated in reverse in order in trick an observer.
Fusion Dance: With Ichiko in chapter 27 to stop her own boss from stealing Ichiko's fortune.
The Gadfly: Likes screwing with people for shits and giggles, especially Ichiko.
Girlish Pigtails: She's rather immature for someone over a century old and gets long, ratty twin tails to show it.
Guile Heroine: Her penchant for the Zany Scheme aside, when faced with a serious threat, Momiji is usually the one with an unconventional plan to defeat their adversary.
Mundane Utility: Uses her cursed arm to cause a storm to force Ichiko to stay at Keita's when he's sick.
New Transfer Student: As of Chapter/Episode 2, she "transfers" into Taion High to keep an eye on Ichiko.
Nice Girl: If forced to wash, she becomes ridiculously perfect, diligent and nice. It weirds Ichiko out and even Bobby thinks it would be wrong to do anything bad to her.
Older than They Look: Gods don't seem to be quite immortal since they clearly age, but Momiji is still well over a century old while still the equivalent of about a fifteen or sixteen year old. According to the author, this makes it okay for her to drink!
Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eyes is almost always hidden by her bangs and even when it isn't you don't see it open. Probably because it has a huge, obvious seal on it.
Pet the Dog: As time passes, she begins to sympathize with Ichiko, and sometimes she helps her by extracting some of her fortune so she can use them by breaking the flasks.
The Pig Pen: She never bathes, so apparently she smells quite badly and in universe looks unattractive entirely because she of the accumulated filth.
Physical Goddess: Gods reside in another world entirely made of an entirely different type of material. Manifesting in the human world requires her to possess an effigy of sorts, but once there she apparently has full access to her abilities. In a manner of speaking, anyway, since divine abilities not exactly easy to use directly. All in all, she's a pretty unimpressive goddess.
Playing with Syringes: Wields giant hypodermic needles attached to the massive bandages covering her right arm.
She Cleans Up Nicely: Provided that she actually bothers to bathe, she turns out to be quite beautiful. The personality flip doesn't hurt either.
Shoo the Dog: Goes to extreme lengths in alienating Ichiko, who does not want Momiji to sacrifice herself for the sake of defeating Ikari. Subverted, as it turns out she wanted Ichiko to help her.
Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not as much as Ichiko but damn does her mouth need a gargle of strong disinfectants.
Sitcom Archnemesis: She pisses off Ichiko with her sarcasm, intrusiveness, lying and, it's hinted, being pretty similar to her when you get below the surface.
Sloth: Everything is just too much effort. Why bother? She actually starts weirding out her colleagues when she starts dropping this attitude.
Supreme Chef: She's actually very good at cooking. She challenges Ichiko to a cooking contest, but Ichiko's good fortune and cooking skills team up in order to... poison the judge, invalidating the contest. Woops.
Thanatos Gambit: Allows Ikari to kill her so that she could rescue the fallen gods in Yomi, the land of the dead, and bring them in as reinforcements.
Trickster Mentor: As Momiji becomes more sympathetic to Ichiko, she starts acting more and more like this. Her schemes tend to revolve around getting Ichiko to connect with others so that she's not as lonely and has people she cares about. Eventually this leads to Ichiko expending Fortune energy on their behalf to save them from the side effects of her ability. Eventually Ichiko accepts a pendant through a Zany Scheme that will nullify her power to steal the good fortune of other people.
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She's lazy, rude, vulgar, fond of teasing and rather indifferent to people's struggles, but unlike Ichiko she's basically the opposite of good luck and is much more likely to pay for it.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Episode 2, Yamabuki warns her that her prolonged stay at Butsume City could, like Ichiko, adversely affect the balance of the city's positive and negative energies.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Though Ichiko would surely refuse to admit it, the two are actually very close and can trust each other in their own way. They're both loathe to acknowledge that maybe they don't really hate each other, though as time goes on they become more open about it.
Voice Changeling: She tricked Ichiko by perfectly imitating Ranmaru's voice once.
Weaksauce Weakness: If you clean a misfortune god that has come to the human world, it will warp their personality. Well, that's not so bad. Turns Momiji into an extroverted Nice Girl. However, it also causes them to lose all their powers. Without those powers, they'll die in a week.
We Want Our Jerk Back: Played with. Being washed turns her super nice and rids her of her divine powers and Ichiko is initially uncomfortable with the new nice Momiji. Even after she realizes that it's not an act she still feels that something is missing. However, she does grow to like her before it turns out that Momiji will actually die without her divine powers. Turns out she really does like her better when they're always fighting.
Buxom Is Better: While he's not as obsessed as Bobby, he doesn't like flat chests. Bigger is better.
Clueless Chick Magnet: Thanks to Nadeshiko chasing all girls up until Ichiko and Ranmaru away from him, he's never really gotten used to interacting with girls on an intimate level and can be pretty dense.
Parental Abandonment: His parents abandoned his family with a huge debt in order to "search for Atlantis."
Promotion to Parent: With no source of income, Keita works constantly at part time jobs while going to school in order to support his younger siblings.
Properly Paranoid: When Tanpopo arrives and uses the Scream Owl to bring him immediate good fortune, he's uneasy because it's too much fortune at once. He's exactly right and if Ichiko had been paying attention she'd have realized that his concerns were dead on: In this series, fortune and misfortune are balanced and that's exactly how the Scream Owl works. The resulting misfortune nearly kills Sorata and ruins his family.
Serious Business: Earning money for his siblings. Where there's an opportunity, he'd be there vending stuff.
She Is Not My Girlfriend: When he reluctantly visits Suwano alongside Ichiko with only Sorata as company, Keita has to make himself clear that he and Ichiko are not in a relationship to avoid the wrath of Suwano and many other young males in the town the former butler lives in.
The Stoic: Bears life's misery with a brave dignity, and this is how he (unconsciously) makes girls fall for him.
Ichiko's long-time butler, who raised her for most, if not all, of her childhood.
Battle Butler: Flashbacks imply that he used to be a combat-capable man, by way of teaching some of his skills to Ichiko. Later, in one of his letters to Ichiko, he says that he, at his wife's suggestion, has also taken up martial arts.
Put on a Bus: As early as the first episode/chapter alone, Ichiko "fires" him (in order to keep him from losing more positive energy any more than he already did, while using his "incompetence" of late and a heart attack as a legitimate pretext), then encourages him to take a well-deserved rest at the countryside, although on occasion he'd still write to his former mistress.
Walking the Earth: Travels the world with his new wife, as his postcards to Ichiko indicate, then settles down in the countryside.
What the Hell, Hero?: When Ichiko visits him, she can only bring Keita along since everyone else is busy. Suwano picks a fight with him and nearly ruins the trip altogether, nearly causing an upset Ichiko to leave until he apologizes properly and cools down.
A pink-haired girl, with masculine delinquent look and tendencies. After a brief animosity involving Ichiko exploiting her looks to help herself escape from being accused of petty theft, she becomes Ichiko's best friend.
Abusive Parents: Her father Genjurou is a major hardliner when it comes to her behavior. He gets better though.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Gets angry at Momo'o "punishing" Natsume and tells him, only she can punish him.
Clueless Chick Magnet: Brave, kind-hearted, strong, honorable... these are usually qualities in a boy that makes any girl fall head-over-heels for him. Now poor Ranmaru is very confused, considering she's decidedly heterosexual for Keita, himself another Clueless Chick Magnet.
Oblivious to Love: Akane confesses to her twice in bonus chapter 51.2, both times Ranmaru misunderstands. Though Akane does get to have regular alone time with her now, as Ranmaru's fellow karate student.
Cry Cute: Even a hardass chick like her needs to vent out her frustrations every now and then, and it happens in two occasions — after reeling in horror over how she apparently broke her vow of loyalty to Ichiko while under Shaga's influence, and at the ending, when she admits to Ichiko that she will miss Momo'o.
Daddy's Girl: The only reason she still sticks around with her father even after everything he had her do is because he is her only parent left.
Does Not Like Shoes: A variation - she's only comfortable in bare getas. She also often kicks them off before she's about to kick ass, and has a tendency to catch knives with her bare feet.
Even the Girls Want Her: She becomes just as popular with the female students as Ichiko is with the male population.
Expy: A somewhat less extreme version of Ryuunosuke from Urusei Yatsura, another karate girl whose life and world view impacted by a masculine upbringing from a single father, right down to her use of "ore" when referring to herself.
Fire-Forged Friends: How her relationship with Ichiko developed. After a rough start, Ichiko helped Ranmaru get in touch with her feminine side. Ranmaru in turn helped Ichiko learn to trust people again. This exchange of acts of kindness helped make them best friends.
Made of Iron: Can survive a thirteen-floor fall off Ichiko's flat with nothing more than a little blood on her face.
My God, What Have I Done?: She's absolutely horrified when her bond to Ichiko returns and she remembers what she did the time the last two met. She's actually reduced to tears since she promised she would never ever do anything like this to Ichiko.
Ore Onna: Notable for the complete absence of feminine pronouns, suffixes and idioms in her vocabulary, right down to using the agressive-masculine "ore" when referring to herself (as opposed to the gender-neutral "watashi" or innocent-feminine "atashi".)
She Cleans Up Nicely: If there's one thing Ichiko and Momiji can agree on, it's that she looks smashing when all dolled up. At the end she decides to ditch her longcoat and cap for Taion High's regular uniform.
Dirty Old Monk: He's the show's biggest pervert despite his nature as a holy man, which actually does cut into his abilities. When he manages to put worldly desires behind him briefly, he gains immense power.
Everyone Has Standards: When Momiji turns nice, he refuses to try groping her. Sure, she has no breasts to grope anyway, but he admits that her aura is just too pure for him to do something like that.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He usually refuses to help without some kind of bribe, but after he fails to save some of his god friends he becomes (halfway) serious and tags along out of a sense of apparently genuine duty.
Momma's Boy: Keeps quoting and believing in what his mother supposedly said, such as faking broken Japanese to elicit sympathy.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Keeps reminding Momiji that her task is simply take away Ichiko's surplus good fortune, not harm her any more than is needed. Unfortunately her advice often falls on deaf ears, sometimes to the point of outright insubordination.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight/Weirdness Censor: Nobody in Class 1-A reacted to Yamabuki imitating Momiji during Chapter 9/Episode 6, despite the fact that she stands at least four times as tall as a normal human being. They all just thought Binbouda was doing something weird again.
Another rich kid in Ichiko's class, she doesn't make a major influence into the story until much later, where it's revealed that she was a girl madly in love with Keita from the shadows... "mad" as in willing to ruin any potential competition.
Early-Bird Cameo: She gets to preside over the next episode segments in the anime, which happens long before she's introduced.
Heroic Self-Deprecation: Becomes bitterly depressed and self-hating when after finding out that Tsuwabaki likes Ichiko, she has a passing thought that maybe it would be a good thing if Ichiko didn't return from rescuing Momiji.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Played with. When she realizes that Keita is much more interested in Ichiko than her, she tries to withdraw quietly, but results are pretty mixed, much to her shame. Interestingly, it's slightly twisted from the usual presentation: it's more about wanting Ichiko to be happy.
Long-Lost Relative: Turns out she has a little sister named Ruri, whom she hadn't known about until the series' finale.
Cannot Spit It Out: If he had bothered to mention that her survival was at stake Ichiko would have been much more willing to turn Momiji back to normal after losing her powers. Instead, he makes it sounds as though he's just being entirely selfish.
Infant Immortality: Sorata gets hit by a motorbike due to Tanpopo's meddling and falls into a coma, one which he's not likely to wake up from. Thanks to Tama delivering Ichiko's energy, he wakes up, fully healed.
Keet: Ryuuta, the most outgoing of Keita's four younger siblings and the one closest to Ichiko.
Ranmaru's father, who has trained her to become masculine and thus inherit his karate dojo.
Abusive Parents: Trained Ranmaru to the point that he dissuades her from getting in touch with her feminine side. Thankfully he starts to improve after some lecturing by Ichiko about his daughter's need to find her own happiness.
Kids Are Cruel: Her betrayal directly caused Ichiko's current bitchy attitude and reluctance to make friends.
Obviously Evil: Somehow her childhood crush never noticed her spiteful facial expressions when she badmouthed Ichiko right in front of him.
A God of Fortune who comes to the human realm to, like Momiji, extract Ichiko's fortune.
Broken Bird: Tanpopo used to be a nice goddess who simply wanted to make people happy. Having low fortune energy, however, causes all her attempts to ultimately reverse their effects upon her targets. After way too many failures (and some where her benefactors ultimately blame her), she finally becomes resigned to her fate, losing all faith in humanity and all interest in anything but herself.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She gives the Tsuwabuki siblings instant access to 10 years worth of good fortune. However it's going to use up all of their good fortune and they will get the equivalent of 10 years misfortune afterward.
Knight of Cerebus: She's the first serious antagonist of the story and while the story maintains the comedy, she still marks the point where the story shifted towards darkness.
You Have Failed Me: Turns out she was also supposed to be executed with a Big Red Button designed to eliminate her should she fail her mission. Konjikihime, unto whom the task was assigned, simply couldn't find the courage to do as their superior tells her.
Tanpopo's companion. As a silkworm goddess she is classified as a Fortune god and has the power to spin a nigh-unbreakable thread.
All Webbed Up: Due to her abilities and powers, she has this ability but also usually makes a cocoon around herself while she sleeps.
Botan is a ribbon brought to life after a century of living. Her original owner is long dead, but she claims that Ichiko is her reincarnation. She's noted to function as a sort of little sister for Ichiko.
And I Must Scream: After the death of Kanna, the ribbon that would eventually become Botan was locked away somewhere dark and forgotten for centuries. When Botan eventually awoke as an item, all she had were the dark, the silence and occasional stray moments to think about Kanna for what would be all of eternity so far as she knew. She was eventually able to leave but at the end of the arc states that she would rather die then go back to that, though this isn't necessary in the end. Though her soul is still trapped in a small, fragile ball now.
Conflicting Loyalty: She loves Kanna dearly but also comes to value Ichiko just as much so she tries to revive Kanna, but does it in a way that she knows will fail.
Green-Eyed Monster: She does believe that Ichiko and Kanna are the same person, but it upset that Momiji is so close to her instead of herself.
Was It All a Lie?: When asked whether being close to Ichiko instead of Kanna meant nothing she lies and says no. The character profile at the end of the very same chapter acknowledges that it's a blatant lie as well.
Verbal Tic: Adds a 'su' to the end of all her lines. Momiji instantly starts making fun of her for it.
Youkai: She's a tsukomogami, an item that came to life after a hundred years. Her original owner died before she came to 'life' though.
Nice Girl: An unfailingly compassionate woman who has time for everybody.
The Lost Lenore: For Ikari. Her tragic death sets off events that culminate in the birth of Sakura Ichiko.
The Messiah: After receiving a talisman from Ichou, she travels Japan to spread Fortune and happiness to others.
Ikari is a mysterious figure that appears to be attempting to engineer the resurrection of Kanna. Because Ichiko is her reincarnation, he has been manipulating events around her to see Kanna's rebirth.
Bishōnen: Ikari is pretty enough that he could be mistaken for a woman in the right clothing.
Graceful Loser: After falling to Ichiko and Momiji's combined attack, witnessing his physical body being dissolved, and Kanna's spirit soothing his rage, Ikari finally decides to lay down his arms and order his subordinates to surrender.
Jerkass: He's become an extremely unpleasant person since Kanna died.
Kick the Dog: He wastes no time at all in his first appearance to "kill" Botan in cold blood. Almost everytime he appears or his name is mentioned a dog kicking moment happens almost immediately.
Knight of Cerebus: Tanpopo was the first Knight of Cerebus with her brutal beatdowns of unrelated strangers and emotional sadism, but throughout the arc the humor did manage to keep up. However, with Ikari as the villain the story took an uncharacteristically grim turn and gives Ichiko a brief but severe breakdown.
Lack of Empathy: As long as he can achieve his goal of reviving Kanna, Ikari has no qualms murdering gods and humans along the way, or even plunging "his woman", Ichiko, into despair.
Necromantic: He's determined to bring Kanna back to life.
Pet the Dog: Contrasting the Kick the Dog, upon seeing Ichiko crying at the shattered Botan he says that if she is worth crying over then Ichiko should take care of her and restores the shattered soul gem. Combined, the two add up to someone with skewed but ambiguous values.
Rage Against the Heavens: Harbors a grudge against both Fortune and Misfortune Gods. He doesn't have a particularly good reason, he's just lashing out.
Touched by Vorlons: Becomes a god after Kanna sacrifices herself by releasing all of her fortune energy to save him.
Ichou is the former head chief misfortune god. Though that position is now filled by Yamabuki, Ichou still appears to be in a position above her. Contrasting the other gods, she looks very old... though that apparently happened overnight.