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The First Five
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- Action Survivor: All of them have to think quick, or improvise on defending themselves in order to live and escape Heavenly Host. In fact they're the only ones that made it out alive until Blood Drive.
- Dark and Troubled Past: With the exception of Yoshiki, the rest of them had pretty normal lives. By the time Blood Drive occurs, everything they've faced so far, appears to becoming this for them. However, with how things turned out, this might be more notably towards Ayumi and Yoshiki, they both practically got the worst kind of ending for them out of everyone.
- Death by Adaptation: It can range from Satoshi, Yuka, and Yoshiki in the Tortured Souls ova, Satoshi, Yuka, and Naomi with the hinted possibly of Yoshiki and Ayumi eventually not too far behind in the Corpse Party: Musume manga to the light novel.
- Demonic Possession: Depending on which installment, but the only one so far who hasn't been succumbed to this is Satoshi Mochida.
- Despair Event Horizon: All of them can fall into this if on the way to a bad ending, or sometimes in the main storyline it can be inevitable for one of them to cross this. Should any of them do while trapped inside Heavenly Host, the darkening can cause them to be Brainwashed and Crazy. It usually never ends well.
- Driven to Suicide: It varies from adaption to situation, but most of them will cross this if they've had enough. You can avoid these, but others will still at least attempt it. Sometimes, they'll succeed.
- Kid Hero: None of them are even in their final year of high school, let alone Yuka who is fourteen years old. The oldest out of them, are Satoshi, Yoshiki, and Ayumi who are seventeen.
- Sanity Slippage: Any of them can fall into this if not careful, thus getting locked into a bad ending. On the other hand, this can still sometimes be inevitable, and you can only do your best not to let it end horrifying.
- Trauma Conga Line: As you keep going farther into the main storyline, the horrors they all witness only continue to go From Bad to Worse. Poor kids have no choice but to keep moving forward otherwise they'll continue to endure breaking broken even if they've this close from crossing into Despair Event Horizon.
- Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
- An Arm and a Leg: In Tortured Souls, he gives his own paper scrap to Naomi and uses Kizami's for himself. After he, Naomi, and Ayumi perform the ritual, the scene cuts to Naomi and Ayumi sitting back in the classroom, each holding one of Satoshi's severed arms.
- The Artifact: He was clearly the center in the original PC-98 game, unquestionably The Protagonist; come the Blood Covered continuity and Satoshi’s importance becomes smaller in the face of the expanded background on the occult and witchcraft, Ayumi’s area of focus, directing the spotlight towards her.
- Badass Boast: His first appearance in the game has him, without a trace of fear, say he will rescue everyone. Which is pretty badass for a guy shaking from scary stories earlier and stuck in that school.
- Big Brother Instinct: A very strong case towards his sister Yuka.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: He attracts the attention of Naomi, Ayumi, his sister Yuka, Yui, Tohko, Kuon, and Satsuki. But he is, of course, Oblivious to Love as per the trope.
- Cowardly Lion: Yes, he's terrified. That doesn't stop him from doing everything in his power to find a way out for his sister, his friends, and himself.
- Death by Adaptation: In the Tortured Souls OVA and in Corpse Party: Musume.
- Deadpan Snarker: In Book of Shadow, it was remarked he and Yui had a lot of snark to snark battles. He wasn't one in Blood Covered, but that's justified.
- Declaration of Protection: Towards Yuka, naturally. Failing this can push him over the Despair Event Horizon.
- Driven to Suicide: In Corpse Party: Musume, Yuka dies and he kills himself to be with her.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Being from a timeline in which Yui Shishido was his teacher, Satoshi has no memories of Kuon Niwa, even though she's been in love with him since the day they met.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: In the end of the OVA, not even half.
- The Hero: Although in Blood Covered his chapter is in the middle of the game; every chapter before his has the characters fall deeper and deeper in trouble. When he first appears, he acts like a badass and his appearance is when the characters start to find a way to get out of there. Also the other characters treat him like the leader.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: If Yuka or Naomi die.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He willingly gave Naomi his scrap in the OVA, not knowing what would happen to him if he used a scrap from another group.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Yoshiki seem to be this.
- Hyper Awareness: Displays quite a bit of this in Blood Drive when he sees Yoshiki geared up to go to Heavenly Host under the guise of going hiking. By gauging his reactions when he mentions Heavenly Host, Ayumi and the paper charm on his backpack, he figures out Yoshiki's true intentions. Yoshiki even refers to it as Satoshi's primal instincts.
- In Blood Covered, when he finds a toilet for Yuka, he asks which one she's going for, so he can measure the amount of time she takes before he figures out something is wrong.
- Idiot Ball: In the anime OVA, he leaves Yuka to do her business, and lets Sachiko, a ghost girl among ghost children who are known to slaughter everyone, go along with her. If this isn't bad enough, he goes inside and tells her to "scream if she needs anything". Guess three times if this happens.
- Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters in the whole game. No wonder the ladies love him.
- No Hero to His Valet: He is thought of as the leader of the group, the only one to challenge this is Naomi. Who he probably has known the longest, excluding his sister.
- Oblivious to Love: And, well, you can't really blame the guy: Naomi is such an extreme Tsundere that she practically comes off as emotionally abusive towards him, so it'd make sense that he wouldn't be able to see that she's in love with him. He does have a Love Epiphany with regards to Naomi in one ending. It's not in the True End, though.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason for his harem.
- Standardized Leader: He can come across as very bland in contrast to the rest of the cast since he is so stable and normal as a borderline everyman.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He isn't a fan of Horror Stories, so of course he ended up with a Class Rep who adores telling them, exposing his phobias for all to see and mock. Then they end up being dragged into one...
- Unwanted Harem: He doesn't notice it exists most of the time but when he does he seems confused and uncomfortable.
- You Are Worth Hell: Towards Naomi, if she loses her piece of the charm, he says he would stay with her. As well as in Book of Shadows, when he is put in a time loop. Instead of leaving when they refuse to listen to him, he decides to do the charm again, as he is the only one who can save everyone.
- Voiced by: Rina Sato
- Alliterative Name: Naomi Nakashima.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Satoshi is as much in love with her as she is with him, but he doesn't realize his feelings in most of the endings because he's afraid of being ridiculed by Naomi because of her extreme Tsundere attitude.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She gets possessed by the darkness in Heavenly Host Elementary and ends up killing Seiko while under its influence. This can trigger a Despair Event Horizon in one of the Wrong Ends.
- Cassandra Truth: In Book of Shadows, her mother doesn't believe anything she says about Seiko, since her existence was erased upon her death in Tenjin.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Not only her feelings for Satoshi, but also the guilt she feels immediately after lashing out at Seiko. If she tries to apologize, she's hardly even able to get the words out, and neither she nor Seiko feel any better. In Book of Shadows, she actually has a coughing fit.
- Dead All Along: As revealed in the last chapter of Corpse Party: Musume.
- Despair Event Horizon: In Chapter 5. Your choices determine what happens to her: either a message from Seiko will eventually convince her that Seiko doesn't hate her and she rejoins the group, or she goes crazy and charges at the group while dragging Seiko's body behind her.
- Disappeared Dad: Only her mom is made clear to be in her life.
- Death by Adaptation: In Corpse Party: Musume. She ends up becoming Sachiko's replacement.
- Depending on the Artist: Naomi is apparently a curvalicious girl, with big breasts and a big butt, although this only really comes up to view depending on who’s drawing her; this is mostly evident in her design for Musume and the promotional art made by a guest artist, not those in-game, for Blood Drive. Other times this is only brought up during conversations, not quite matching with her in-game design whose bosom only seems slightly bigger than Seiko.
- Driven to Suicide: Eventually, the horrors of the school push her past the breaking point and she tries to hang herself. Talking her down is necessary for that chapter's True End.
- Eye Scream: One of her eyes is cursed in Blood Drive, giving her excrutiating pain but also granting her the ability to see spirits.
- She later stabs the cursed eye with an arrowhead to prevent Sachi from choking Satoshi to death.
- Fatal Flaw: Not only is she unable to bring herself to confess her feelings, she tends to take out her frustration verbally on everyone around her. Even when she knows it won't help anything, she can't stop herself...
- Hartman Hips: And Seiko will constantly remind Naomi of those.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the PC-98 version, she may do this in order to save Yuka. Sadly, this locks you into an ending that makes this a Senseless Sacrifice.
- Honor Before Reason: Why she tried to revive everyone in Book of Shadows.
- Hidden Depths: In-universe example in the PC-98 version. Everyone present is surprised Naomi can play the piano and is apparently very good at it. That doesn't get any other mention in any subsequent games, however.
- Informed Attribute: The Corpse Party Blood Covered's character guide gives Naomi the characteristics of being Satoshi's Lancer, but she spends too much time crying over Seiko to fill out this role. The role of the Lancer goes to Ayumi who doubles as The Smart Girl.
- Maybe Ever After: The True Ending in PC-98, where she has some alone time with Satoshi in their classroom and she invites him to come over to her place and see her play the piano.
- My Greatest Failure: She feels that if she hadn't taken out all her frustrations on Seiko, they wouldn't have separated and Seiko wouldn't have died. She tries to rectify this after being given the chance to do so in Book of Shadows. She succeeds, but Seiko freaks out (as it turns out, Naomi was Brainwashed and Crazy and tried to kill her) and runs away from her, headlong into a Death Trap. At this point, Naomi is forced to accept that saving Seiko at all is impossible.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Naomi splits up with Seiko shortly after the two get into an argument. The next time she sees Seiko, she's hanging by the neck in a bathroom stall. Considering it was Naomi's fault they split up in the first place, she feels pretty bad about it. She later finds out that she was the one who did that to her, albeit whilst possessed.
- Patient Childhood Love Interest: Sorta. She's known Satoshi since seventh grade.
- Screw Destiny: Her attitude in Book of Shadows, both in the "World Loop" chapters and the chapter following Blood Covered's True Ending. By the end of "Engraved Seal", this becomes You Can't Fight Fate.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: In the beginning of Book Of Shadows, and end of the Tortured Soul OVA.
- Tsundere: A typical tsun-tsun; this is Deconstructed, as it feeds into her Fatal Flaw.
- Twisted Ankle: Suffers from one after a bad landing, making it hard for her to get around at first.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Her Fatal Flaw is a heavy driving force here towards Satoshi.
Voiced by: Asami ImaiThe Class Rep for 2-9, Ayumi is bright, cheerful, and absolutely loves scary stuff. Creepy stories, strange rituals... she loves them all, and can't resist taking advantage of her position to draw her classmates into her games. Especially Satoshi, since he's so funny when he's freaked out...!
- Axe Crazy: In the Wrong Ends where she is possessed and you don't snap her out of it. She might shove Yoshiki down the stairs so hard his skull cracks, stab Satoshi with a pair of scissors, beat Naomi to death with her bare hands...
- In the Corpse Party: Musume manga, towards the end, she really loses it. She first brings up the subject of murder and black magic to Yoshiki as they're walking home. When Yoshiki tells her that killing anyone for any reason is wrong, she snaps at him and starts calling him out. Once he brings her home to calm down, it only gets worse. He leaves her alone for one minute to come back to find her using a pen to injury herself, and then stabs herself in front of Yoshiki repeatedly with an insane look; tearing up her arm with a pair of scissors.
- Big "NO!": At the end of Book of Shadows, her sister gets her head chopped off right in front of her. Ayumi lets out a scream leading up to the ending credits of the game.
- Big Sister Instinct: To Yuki Kanno, and to a certain extent, the other children who were victims of the 1973 Tenjin Elementary kidnapping and murder case.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: Book of Shadows ends with her drenched in her sister's blood after her head explodes whilst hugging her in the aftermath of a Big Damn Heroes moment.
- Break the Cutie: Her sister's death and the events of Heavenly Host do this to Ayumi.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She gets possessed fairly often, and if you make the wrong choices, you end up with Wrong Ends where she kills one of the others.
- Breakout Character: The Blood Covered continuity gives Ayumi greater focus and importance to the plot than she originally did in the PC-98 original, it gets to the point where the events leading to Blood Drive and the game itself has her on center of all things, pretty much becoming the Deuteragonist.
- Child Hater: Inverted; she doesn't seem to trust adults too much, besides Yui.
- Class Representative: As said she is one for her class
- Cool Big Sis: Has two (Hinoe and Ms. Yui) and is one to Yuka and Yuki Kanno.
- Cute Witch: In Book Of Shadows, we learn she is descended from a family that really had magic powers. Her older sister is a Hot Witch instead.
- Damsel in Distress: So much, but by the prologue of Blood Drive, she gets better.
- Dark and Troubled Past: It looks she still hasn't gotten over it by Dead Patient, to the point where she has been shown to be in an Angst Coma.
- Death by Adaptation: In the novels, she becomes the new Sachiko of Heavenly Host.
- Demonic Possession/Grand Theft Me: Her latent psychic powers attract spirits to her, but because she hasn't learned to control them yet, she is easily subject to possession. In the prologue of Blood Drive, she gets a lot better.
- Does Not Like Men: Except Satoshi because she can trust him.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Whenever she goes through Demonic Possession. Has this at the end of Blood Drive and in Dead Patient.
- Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: If she's possessed or taken over by the darkening.
- Fatal Flaw: From Book of Shadows onwards, she tends to think first and foremost about whatever her mind is set on at the time, but doesn't quite plan ahead for the possible risks. In Book of Shadows, her attempt at reviving Mayu without proper research on how the Book of Shadows works not only give Mayu a severe case of Came Back Wrong, but also nearly gets her and Naomi killed, if not for Hinoe's interference...which causes her to be beheaded in front of Ayumi. Following that, in Blood Drive she is set on going back to Heavenly Host with the same goals as before, as well as intending to retrieve the Book of Shadows from there. Only she, again, doesn't have any sort of plan at all, which Yoshiki points out. She ends up disregarding Yoshiki's concerns and going to Heavenly Host with someone whose attitude is like a huge Obviously Evil neon sign flashing over his head.
- Fighting from the Inside: Whenever she has to overcome Demonic Possession or being Brainwashed by the darkening.
- Girlish Pigtails: In the manga, she's shown to have had this hairstyle since she was a little kid.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices herself to the Book of Shadows, which restores everyone's knowledge of her deceased friends' existence in exchange for wiping out her own from her friends' memories.
- Honor Before Reason: Why she decides to go back to Tenjin Elementary in Blood Covered and why she tried to revive her friends in "Book of Shadows".
- The Lancer: Naomi's supposed to be The Lancer to Satoshi, but she's too broken for it to work, so Ayumi takes the role as well as doubling as The Smart Girl.
- The Load: She gets possessed quite a bit. Though in "Book Of Shadows", she does get better.
- Love Makes You Crazy/Love Makes You Evil: In a bad ending, Ayumi burns Naomi's paper scrap, then beats her to death. While covered in blood, she laughs and praises herself. Though Naomi does have the last laugh.
- In the Musume manga, Ayumi stabs Naomi's dead body again and again, then cuts it into pieces, pushes Yoshiki off a cliff, then attempts to kill Yuka. Though she was possessed by Sachiko the whole time. This even carries over in the PC 98 version.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: :In Book of Shadows, she is literally fought over by other vengeful spirits because they see her as their only hope.
- Morality Chain: Yoshiki is hers; he keeps her mental state in check, and helps to keep her from having anymore Freak Outs. If he's away from her for too long, it never ends well.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Subverted. As much as she loves horror stories, getting flung headfirst into one understandably freaks her right out.
- Oblivious to Love: At least in regards to Kishinuma's crush on her, she's Ichika-levels of dense. Most likely because of her crush on Satoshi.
- One Steve Limit: Averted: She's not the only Shinozaki in the game. They're distantly related through being descended from a lineage with strong psychic abilities.
- Protectorate: For Yoshiki as her dying often nets you a bad end.
- Rescue Romance: With Yoshiki, all the time.
- Ret Gone: At the end of Blood Drive, she sacrifices herself to the Book of Shadows and is erased from her friends' memories, in return for restoring the memories of Seiko, Mayu, Morishige, and Yui to the world.
- Saved by Canon: She makes an appearance in the prologue of Dead Patient, which is set after Blood Drive.
- Self-Harm: She does while having a Freak Out in Blood Drive.
- Also does this in Corpse Party: Musume where she uses a pen and scissors to tear up her body due to her surviving Heavenly Host while the others have either died or been put in danger.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She likes Satoshi, as she feels she can trust him.
- Slasher Smile: Shows these when possessed.
- The Smart Girl: She has the most knowledge of the occult so she fills out this role in the game.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Sports one in her cameo appearance in Dead Patient.
- Tsundere: She seems to be one for Satoshi and Yoshiki. She is known to have a crush on Satoshi and generally she scares him, while when she's with Yoshiki, she is very rude to him. But it is hinted she has some degree of affection for him at the end of Blood Drive whether it's romantic or freindship on her part is left ambiguous.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Book of Shadows. Especially in the prologue to Blood Drive, where she manages to force away possessions by herself and even prepares and chants up a spell to revive the dead. In Blood Drive, she takes another level in badass once The Book of Shadows accepts her as its master.
- Trauma Conga Line: Gee, where to start. Poor girl has been hoist by her own petard numerous times, and as a result, only those around her suffered.
- In Blood Covered, she's the one who suggests the Sachiko Ever After charm to her friends, which sends them all to Heavenly Host and kills half the cast. Her greatest inspiration, Naho, turns out to be Dead All Along and tampered with the information she put on her blog to send her beloved Kibiki more scoops for his journalism, before darkening and killing him herself.
- In Book of Shadows, her remorse for her friends drove her to attempt a revival ritual. This not only failed, but it brought back a faceless Mayu, left her scars on her limbs and neck from multiple stab wounds, and finally, when Hinoe steps in and saves her, Hinoe's head explodes in front of her eyes. This left Ayumi hospitalized for months.
- Thought it would get better in Blood Drive? She returns to Heavenly Host by abandoning Yoshiki's reasoning for Misuto in the hopes of...yes, reviving her friends using the Book of Shadows, a black magic tome. This culminates in The End of the World as We Know It, and every important cast member in Heavenly Host, bar Magari, dies. And when she finally redeems herself and restores the existence of her friends, she's left virtually as an Empty Shell, with everyone except possibly Yoshiki having no memory of her existence.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Comes across as such towards Yoshiki. He spends most of his time saving her life and stopping her from going insane while she insults him any time they disagree on something. She becomes aware of his actions and eventually feels grateful for it in Blood Drive.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Performing the Sachiko Ever After charm was her idea.
- Does it again in Blood Drive, as getting the pillars of the six demons merges the Nirvana with the real world, sending all the horrors of the dimension onto countless innocent civilians.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Acts like one to Satoshi, though if she is acting like this, you are probably on your way to a Wrong End.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Played with. At the start of chapter 7, Morishige, Mayu, Seiko and Ms. Yui appear before Ayumi to thank her for "reviving them", while also mentioning many people died for it, and then rub salt into the wound more by stating they haven't really been revived. Next thing, Ayumi wakes up, inferring that it was a nightmare.
- Yandere: At the very least, she starts showing signs of Sanity Slippage in one bad ending. She actually burns Naomi's Sachiko charm (which she needs to get home), then kills her in a particularly horrific Wrong End. Naomi has the last laugh, though.
Voiced by: Yuuichi NakamuraDespite having the Face of a Thug, Yoshiki is actually a pretty nice guy. Likes teasing Satoshi, but that's the norm among his classmates, anyway. After they're pulled into Tenjin, he vows to protect Ayumi at any cost.
- Action Survivor: He's the most capable in Heavenly Host and survives with the most injuries.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Though he cares for Ayumi, he thinks she's more interested in Satoshi. She may return his affection to some degree at the end of Blood Drive, though weather platonic or not is unknown.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Before he started his second year, he admits he was a loner.
- Always Save the Girl: If he fails and Ayumi dies...it never ends well. He'll either get killed off later, or be Driven to Suicide because he can't live without her.
- Badass Normal: The biggest badass out of the main five and one of the biggest in general but doesn't even have the "perks" others like Ayumi have.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Why he fell in love with Ayumi.
- Big Brother Instinct: Shown more in Book of Shadows where he loses Ayumi again, and on his way to find her, he stumbles across Mayu and Nana. For a little bit, he has to save and protect them until he finds Ayumi. Book of Shadows hints that he would probably be this way towards his own little sister, Miki.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Yuka from Kizami in Tortured Souls, but unfortunately she was already fatally injured.
- The Big Guy: He's the toughest out of all of the kids and he takes the most risks as well. He can also be considered Ayumi's personal Lancer as well.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: Ayumi and Yoshiki are returned to their classroom by Yuki. Ayumi wants to return to save Satoshi and the others. If Yuka was caught by Kizami (or if you choose to not to), Yoshiki refuses to go back. Naturally, he ends up going back anyway. It still leads to a Wrong End, though.
- Same case in Tortured Souls. He comes back in time to save Yuka, and is then killed trying to hold off Yoshikazu so that Ayumi can get Yuka to safety.
- The Chew Toy: As revealed in 2U, he's a favored victim of Sachiko's for this.
- Chick Magnet: Played for Laughs in one of the drama CDs, where Yoshiki gets confessions from Naomi, Yui, and Yuka. Later on, even Satoshi, Yuuya, and Morishige confess their love to him. This ends up being a hallucination Yoshiki is having while being buried alive.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Ayumi when she is possessed.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He's really good at hiding it, and doesn't act on it until he finally snaps at Ayumi about her feelings to Satoshi later.
- Death by Adaptation: In Tortured Souls.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
- Delinquent: Most people think he's one, due to his dyed hair and his lack of interest in school. But he did used to skip a lot and smoke.
- Depending on the Writer: Yoshiki’s characterization between his PC-98 self, the Blood Covered continuity self and Musume self, ranges from plain loner, to good misunderstood guy, to going all out as a jerkass; unsurprisingly his Blood Covered version is the most known in the West and most popular overall.
- Devoted to You: He would do anything for Ayumi, and she doesn't even realize it.
- She does Seem grateful for his kindness by the end of Blood Drive.
- Driven to Suicide: In the original PC-98 game, he becomes suicidal if Ayumi dies. In one ending, he tries to attack Satoshi before breaking down in tears and dropping the knife; in another ending he simply disappears, and Satoshi wonders if the guilt of leaving Ayumi behind was too much for him.
- Even the Guys Want Him: It was in a fake dream when Yoshiki was being buried alive, though...
- Face of a Thug: He may look like your typical Delinquent, which he used to be to an extent, but he's a Nice Guy and will look out for his friends.
- Heartbroken Badass: Anytime if Ayumi dies.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the OVA, he blocks the door so Yoshikazu can't get to Ayumi and a wounded Yuka. Yoshikazu just plows through.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Satoshi seem to be this.
- I Choose to Stay: At the end of Blood Drive, he chose to stay with Ayumi when she absorbed the power of the Book of Shadows, and was erased from the others' memories along with her.
- Informed Flaw: In his character description it states that he is prone to outbursts when frightened or upset and is essentially a Jerk with a Heart of Gold character. In the actual game he rivals Satoshi for being the kindest and the most level-headed.
- It finally shows up at the end of Blood Drive. It's his reaction to Ayumi's fate.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's this in the intro, but for the rest of the game he slides into the Nice Guy.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He wants to be seen in Ayumi's eyes as this, regardless that he already is one.
- Even Azusa calls/thinks of him as this, she even points out that the kanji is in his name. Kinda.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Ayumi is this for him. He loses the will to live if she dies.
- Love Martyr: This guy is willing to put himself through hell and back for Ayumi, he does reach his limit at one point when he's had enough of Ayumi's constant concern for Satoshi in Blood Covered.
- Nerves of Steel: Intimidates spirits that are possessing Ayumi out of her body while they're trying to hurt him.
- Nice Guy: In the Blood Covered continuity.
- Parental Abandonment: He lives away from his parents and is reported to have a bad relationship with them.
- Power Trio: With Mayu and Nana in Book of Shadows for a little bit.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: Implied to be the man with Ayumi in Dead Patient, although his hair is no longer bleached.
- Ret Gone: In Blood Drive, he decides to stay with Ayumi during her Heroic Sacrifice, and is wiped from his friends' memories along with her.
- Senseless Sacrifice: In the PC-98 game, he can sacrifice himself to save Ayumi's life. Ayumi escapes the school, but ends up dying the next day anyway.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Inverted, he gained his feelings for Ayumi when she got him out of trouble and encouraged him to graduate high school.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: They took his PC-98 self and turned it into an unpleasant person for Musume, if one’s first contact with the series was with the Blood Covered continuity then Yoshiki will be unrecognizable when they get to witness him in Musume.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Became a much better person in the Blood Covered remake and the games that followed this continuity; added moments of self-sacrifice, courage and devotion, in comparison his original PC-98 self was more of a loner who seemly didn’t care for one but himself and Ayumi, lacking all the Blood Covered continuity moments that made him a more beloved character.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ayumi, and only if she'd be able to see it.
- Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
- Big Brother Worship: She adores Satoshi. And not just as a sibling.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In the anime OVA, she's officially killed off by Kizami.
- Also in her chapter in Book of Shadows, which shows what happens to you if Kizami catches you in the original game: no matter what choices you make, you end up getting killed by either Sachiko or Yoshikazu.
- Damsel in Distress: A particularly strong trouble magnet in the original PC-98 game.
- In Blood Drive, she is kidnapped by Misuto.
- Death by Adaptation: In the Tortured Souls OVA and in Corpse Party: Musume.
- Demonic Possession: Possessed by Sachi in Blood Drive.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 5's Extra Ending, where she Takes The Scissors for Satoshi.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Has this dynamic with Kizami, who is a good 46 cm taller than her.
- The Load: Forces Satoshi (and by extension, the player) into an epic quest for a usable bathroom when they could have focused on trying to find his classmates and teacher. Also the most useless of the nine characters.
- Older Than They Look: Though she's only a few years younger than the rest of the cast, the age difference seems particularly pronounced thanks to her uniform and immaturity. She also acts much younger than she is, thanks to being spoiled rotten by her parents.
- Out of Focus: In the first half of Blood Drive, due to Satoshi wanting to keep her out of the action. The Big Bad ends up luring her to Heavenly Host and kidnapping her for use in his plans.
- Potty Emergency: Happens to her. Unfortunately, the lack of working bathrooms doesn't do her any good. Eventually leads to a Potty Failure, courtesy of Kizami.
- Protectorate: To her brother and to Yuuya Kizami. Too bad Kizami's a murderous nutcase.
- Spoiled Brat: It's likely due to fear and stress, but she has this attitude quite a bit while trapped in the school.
- Spoiled Sweet: She may be spoiled, but nobody can deny she cares a lot about her brother when she gives him (or tries to, depending on Satoshi's choice) her caramel beads as a good luck charm.
Main Corpse Party: Blood Covered introducees
- Voiced by: Satomi Arai
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In Book Of Shadows.
- Cat Smile: A common expression of hers, especially in the manga.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Murdered by her Brainwashed and Crazy best friend. Horrifying and heartbreaking, to say the least.
- Genki Girl: A very energetic and seemingly positive girl.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Although she has feelings for Naomi, she acts as a Shipper on Deck for her and Satoshi.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: She took any chance to gaze and feel up Naomi. It never got to a rapey feeling, though.
- Missing Mom: Her mom is gone so she has to pick up the slack at home.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: She assists Ayumi in her battle against Queen.
- The Pollyanna: Even in death!
- Promotion to Parent: Her mother disappeared some time ago; since then, Seiko has grown into a surrogate mother for her siblings.
- Schoolgirl Lesbian: She has a very close friendship with Naomi, and they both love each other very much. However, Seiko's love for Naomi, is that of romantic.
- Stepford Smiler: She puts up a good front, but the truth is she's actually hiding a lot of sadness from her mother's disappearance. The same applies to getting stuck in Tenjin Elementary, where she acts cheerful to hide how scared she really is. This bites her in the ass hard when Naomi calls her creepy, saying that it in their situation it's pretty much impossible to be that cheerful.
- Undying Loyalty: As literal as it gets. She actually saves Naomi from herself from the other side of the veil of death. Even after NAOMI HERSELF was the one that killed her (sure, she was Brainwashed and Crazy at the time, but still).
- Voiced by: Yuka Nanri
- Friend to All Children: ...too bad the children weren't friendly to her.
- Hair Decorations: Catches up part of her hair in a small side ponytail.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Sakutaro. In Book of Shadows, it's implied that her feelings are more than that.
- Living Emotional Crutch: She is this to Sakutarou.
- New Transfer Student: Inverted; she was transferring out of Kisaragi, and the story starts on what was meant to be her last day there...
- Not Enough to Bury: Being completely obliterated by being smashed into a wall would do that.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: She assists Ayumi in her battle against Queen.
- Renaissance Man: Gender flipped. Jokes about being such with regards to her talents in the drama club: She acts, writes scripts, produces, and even makes costumes.
- Retirony: If only she'd transferred out sooner...
- To be fair, they performed the ritual in the first place because she was leaving, as the Sachiko Ever After Charm is said to be a friendship ritual.
- Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara
- Big Brother Instinct: Referenced in his spotlight chapter in Book of Shadows, where he muses darkly about how, while he's not particularly attracted to Yuka, seeing her scared and helpless was really exciting for him.
- Blind Without 'Em: As revealed in Extra Chapter 9.
- Creepy Monotone: In Blood Drive.
- Despair Event Horizon: When he finds out that the corpse he was most admiring throughout the course of the game was Mayu, he snaps. HARD.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In a Wrong End of Book of Shadows, he slaps Sachiko when he thinks she's just a weird-acting Mitsuki. Sachiko finds this amusing. In 2U, when he's coaching her in acting skills, Sachiko's constant mess ups lead Morishige, on Serious Business mode, to slap her. And much to everyone's surprise, it actually fires her up to keep working hard to improve. And later in 2U, he actually single-handedly distracts Cululu, a Chtulhu expy, so the others can get the Book of Eibon from Kizami.
- Irony: Of the Dramatic sort. A key facet of his character is that he's completely unaware that the corpse picture he's most enthralled with and is using as an emotional crutch until he finds Mayu is Mayu.
- The Generic Guy: While the others are having their Establishing Character Moments in the classroom, he seems to be just... sort of there to establish that he exists and is Mayu's friend. His comes later.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: When he learns the corpse whose picture he's most obsessed with belongs to Mayu, he does ''not'' take it well.
- Last Name Basis: He doesn't like people calling him by his first name, so everyone calls him by his last name, save Mayu, who calls him "Shige-nii".
- Like Brother and Sister: It's never implied to be anything romantic between him and Mayu. In Book of Shadows, it's implied that Mayu has feelings for him, and in an extra chapter of Blood Drive, he confesses that he has feelings for her.
- Loners Are Freaks: He admits to being anti-social to everyone else but Mayu. And he quite the hobby but still a good person]].
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: He assists Ayumi in her battle against Queen.
- Serious Business: Put him in charge of a play, and he won't settle for less than perfect. He slaps SACHIKO when he's coaching her because she keeps messing up lines while he's on full-strict coach mode. And it WORKS.
- Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Cool Big Sis: Has a close sisterly relationship with Ayumi Shinozaki, and Ayumi in returns thinks of her as another sister. Which makes her death much more brutal on Ayumi, especially when she dies right in front of Ayumi's eyes.
- Cool Teacher: She is very serious about her job and the safety of her students.
- Determinator: Let's see... She gets a cabinet dropped on her back, her entire back is pierced with knives, and she's being baited by a sadistic ghost who tries to get her to beg for her own life over that of her students'. What does she do? Plead for him to leave her students alone. After she manages to get the cabinet off of her, she starts to wander around, bloody and injured, all while trying to hold her shattered right arm in place. We finally see her again in chapter 5, when she meets up with Ayumi... But the reunion is short lived; the floor ends up being a trapdoor, and Yui ends up holding onto the edge (with both arms no less) so Ayumi can climb up and be saved. As we learn in the Extra End of chapter 4, this is what finally leads to her Heroic Sacrifice. Yui-sensei is awesome.
- Did Not Get The Guy: She had feelings for Tsukasa Mikuni, her friend in high school, that continued to today. Any chance she may have once had is gone, as she died and all memory of her is gone.
- Dojikko: When not being a teacher, she is very clumsy. Although she was having a fever and cold when she showed said trait, so it may have been a side effect.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: She assists Ayumi in her battle against Queen.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Ayumi/Yoshiki, as Yoshiki reminds her of her high school crush.
Ghostly Corpse Party: Blood Covered introducees
Yuki KannoA victim of the 1973 Tenjin Elementary kidnapping and murder case, she appears as a ghost with her left eye missing.
- Advertised Extra: In Blood Drive, she is seen in the intro and one of trailers, but has no real role in the game. See Chuck Cunningham Syndrome.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the darkening. She temporarily gets better when she's appeased.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Makes no actual appearances in Blood Drive. Her only appearance in Blood Drive was really just Sachi in disguise.
- Creepy Child: At first.
- Cute Ghost Girl: When her tongue is returned to her.
- Exposition Beam: Once Ayumi and Yoshiki give her and the other two their respective body parts back, she sends them back to the classroom. Once there, she shows Ayumi the truth about how she and the others were murdered. Unfortunately for Ayumi, it's through Yuki's eyes.
- Face–Heel Turn: Once you appease Sachiko, the school chooses her as a replacement.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: While initially extremely dangerous, she isn't really doing evil acts willingly; she's been corrupted by her violent death and by the school itself. She becomes very helpful to the heroes once she's appeased.
- Parting Words Regret: Though we never learn any details, the last words she exchanged with her mother were a huge argument.
- The Unintelligible: Because her tongue is missing. Once she gets her tongue back, you can understand her.
Tokiko TsujiA victim of the 1973 Tenjin Elementary kidnapping and murder case, she appears as a ghost with the top of her head missing.
- Body Horror: Ryou and Yuki only lost their tongues, and Yuki lost one of her eyes as well. Poor Tokiko lost her tongue and the top half of her head. And they show it in detail if she catches you.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the darkening. She temporarily gets better when she's appeased.
Ryou YoshizawaA victim of the 1973 Tenjin Elementary kidnapping and murder case, he appears as a ghost with his tongue missing.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the darkening. He temporarily gets better when he's appeased.
- The Unintelligible: Because his tongue is missing. Once he gets his tongue back, you can understand him again.
The girl in red/Sachiko Shinozaki
- Voiced by: Ikue Otani
- Affably Evil: In 2U. Her resentment and hatred are lifted for 24 hours when its her birthday. She goes from the game's greatest horror to a surprisingly friendly ghost who likes to torment her victims in non-fatal ways just for shits and giggles. But she gets back to her usual Ax-Crazy self when the 24 hours is over, and forgets everything she experienced in her birthday.
- Her memory loss is somewhat averted in Blood Drive, as she brings up the necklace that was given to her in 2U before she sends Ayumi back in time.
- The Atoner: In Blood Drive.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sometimes she likes to play the ally, or act like a helpless child, before turning around and killing people. In one bad end, she pretended to be Mitsuki by wearing her face as a mask, and briefly flirted with Morishige before revealing herself. Just to mix things up.
- Creepy Child: She died when she was very young, so her spirit has the appearance of a pale, blood-covered child.
- Cute and Psycho: 2U puts emphasis on the "cute" aspect. She's surprisingly adorable on her birthday, if only being Affably Evil at best.
- Deader Than Dead: See Heroic Sacrifice.
- Enfant Terrible: She died as a child, but became a malevolent spirit.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Blood Drive, since she has been appeased. She becomes a close ally to Ayumi.
- Hereditary Curse: The women in her bloodline are cursed with powerful black magic.
- Heroic Sacrifice/Redemption Equals Death: Uses up all her energy to turn back time so that Ayumi can have another chance to save her friends.
- Large Ham: Taken up to eleven in Book of Shadows.
- Morality Pet: Subverted. Both Blood Covered and Book of Shadows imply that on some level she genuinely likes Yuka, and she actually saves Yuka from Kizami in Blood Covered's True Ending path. But Sachiko's too Ax-Crazy for this to actually protect Yuka — in the "Mire" chapter from Book of Shadows, it's revealed that it was actually Sachiko who killed Yuka after Kizami catches her in that Bad End of the original game.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In Blood Drive we find out that the dimension where Heavenly Host is something called a Nehan, where the dead can wander and interact with the living freely. Sachiko's mother created it using the Book of Shadows in order to be reunited with her deceased husband, but the spell failed and it rebounded on Sachiko, who wound up absorbing the entire Nehan into her body. When she was murdered, the seal was broken and the Nehan was unleashed, creating the alternate Heavenly Host.
- Slasher Smile: Her spirit often bears one when it isn't frowning or is just staring blankly.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: A pretty typical Ongyo spirit aside from being a child in red instead of a woman in white.
- Tongue Trauma: Has been on the giving and receiving end of this.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The spirits of children generally do not seek to murder the innocent.
- Undead Child: Her appearance is rather zombie-like.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before being killed blinded her with bloodlust and anger, she was a genuinely sweet child. Blood Drive reveals that it was not being murdered alone that distorted her character, but a curse that had been laying dormant within her since her mother's clandestine attempt at bringing back her dead father.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pulls this in Book Of Shadows, in one of the Wrong Ends and in Chapter 6.
- Yandere: At least at first. Sachiko started off killing so that her mother would have company, but after a while she began to enjoy it too much. After a while, Sachiko was just too far gone to stop. Yoshie's diary notes that Sachiko probably didn't even remember her own mother.
Yoshikazu YanagihoriA teacher at Tenjin Elementary, and the son of the headmaster. He was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the three victims in 1973 but was actually being manipulated by Sachiko.
- Always a Bigger Fish: He's found crucified and impaled in Chapter 2 of Blood Drive, which pretty much establishes that there is a MUCH bigger threat this time around.
- Cool Teacher: Used to be one until his mental illness struck. An entry in Yoshie Shinozaki's diary suggests that she might have had something to do with the mental illness.
- Despair Event Horizon: Being controlled by Sachiko into kidnapping the three children and then witnessing her kill them in cold blood completely breaks him and leads to him being...
- The Dragon: An unwilling one to Sachiko, as she used his body to kill children.
- Driven to Suicide: He killed himself by hanging himself.
- Drop the Hammer: His zombie occasionally appears with a giant mallet. God help you if he catches you.
- Friend to All Children: What he was prior to kidnappings. In Chapter 6 of Book Of Shadows, he shows a lot of reluctance to kill Yuka despite Sachiko's orders. Teenagers are fair game, though.
- Insanity Defense: How he avoided going to jail. He actually was pretty insane at that point, so a mental hospital was probably the best place for him. However, he ended up escaping, broke into the school, and hung himself in the basement.
- Man Child: At the time of the incident, a disease had apparently caused him to regress to a childlike mental state, to the point where he couldn't even convey his thoughts. People noted that he was still a rather kind person even when he reached that point, so it was almost hard to believe that he'd commit such horrific murders. Which makes sense, seeing as he didn't commit the murders.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Yoshikazu's mental illness and regression are heavily implied to be caused by being cursed by Yoshie, Sachiko's mother. When you find her diary in-game, Yoshie mentions her hatred for Principal Yanagihori is so great, she cursed him and everyone in his bloodline. This basically means he's the very first innocent victim of Yoshie's and Sachiko's rage: even before the murder of the three children, Yoshikazu was already a powerless puppet under Sachiko's thrall.
Yoshie ShinozakiSachiko's mother, she was a doctor and a health official for Tenjin Elementary. She died after falling from a stairway landing in the school. She was the other victim of the incident in 1953. After she escaped being raped by the principal, he accidentally caused her death whilst chasing after her in an attempt to keep her quiet. Her death was subsequently covered up as an accident.She appears in-game as the ghost in the infirmary.
- Greater Scope Villain: The final chapter of Book of Shadows shows that she may have been the one who created the supernatural version of Heavenly Host in the first place, using a ritual from the Book of Shadows, a powerful grimoire passed down in the Shinozaki family. It is also hinted at that her magic may have been involved in Sachiko's death. And she was the one who created or at least discovered the ritual that would become the Sachiko Ever After charm eventually... Prior to their demise. The events of Blood Drive reveal that she accidentally set the pieces in place for the creation of the hell known as Heavenly Host in a misguided attempt to be reunited with her deceased husband.
- Hello, Nurse!: She was the school nurse.
- Hereditary Curse: Powerful black magic runs through her bloodline, and its passed from mother to daughter. Every man who marries into the bloodline is doomed to die because of this. She loved her husband enough to resort to the forbidden black magical secrets they'd passed down, and tried to escape to a dimension where she could be with his spirit. The spell failed, it rebounded onto Sachiko, and it spawned the hellish version of Heavenly Host after they were brutally murdered.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She tries to be reunited with the spirit of her dead husband out of genuine love. This act sets the pieces in place for the creation of Heavenly Host and results in countless deaths.
- Sins of Our Fathers: It's unknown what her ancestors did, but whatever it was left the women of her bloodline filled with immense black magical power.
Other Corpse Party: Blood Covered introducees
Naho SaenokiA high school student with great psychic potential. She blogs about curses, and is lodging with Kibiki due to circumstances at home.
- Berserk Button: Does not like when people ask personal questions.
- Cute Ghost Girl
- Dead All Along: At least she's honest about it. Most likely, she's retained her sense of self because of her psychic abilities.
- Despair Event Horizon: She crossed it twice. The first one comes from Book of Shadows when she, after deciding to put the kibosh on the investigation realizing it's too dangerous to go on with it, comes home to tell Kibiki about it only to find out she was too late and that Kibiki had already gone on without her, and the second one when she finds out she succumbed to the darkening and killed Kibiki.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Often described as having eyes 'like a dead fish'.
- Freak Out: When Ayumi reveals that she killed Kibiki. Complete with Bad Black Barf
- Good Is Not Nice: In her spiritual form in Blood Covered.
- Hair Decorations: A star-shaped hairpin. Fitting for one who works with the occult.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Sayaka. Until she goes insane.
- Sanity Slippage:: "Purgatory" shows that she was a really nice girl when still alive, had a heartwarming friendship with Sayaka, and wanted to avoid people being harmed by Sachiko. Her descent into madness started when she came home after her guest appearance at Sayaka's show was hijacked by Sachiko, with the resolve to put an end to the investigation on the Shinozaki Estate and Heavenly Host when the curse Sachiko placed on her became too dangerous...only to find Kibiki's note telling he went over to Heavenly Host without her. She screams and cries in absolute despair and can only resort to asking for Sayaka to perform the ritual with her so she can rescue Kibiki. She starts losing it afterwards. Between the time Sayaka returns home briefly to let her mother know she was going out and the time they pulled the ritual, Naho starts showing insanity traces that indicate Sachiko was influencing the Darkening within her when she posted the wrong info on her blog. The Darkening only got worse from there.
- Stoic Spectacles: After her death.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Would you believe that before going to Heavenly Host, she used to be an absolutely cheerful girl who was prone to make cat noises complete with gestures?
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Okay, maybe doing it all for your beloved mentor isn't that well-intentioned, but still. Although Book of Shadows indicates that she did so under the influence of The Darkening.
Kou KibikiA writer of mystery novels researching what really happened in the 1973 kidnapping and murder case. He went to Heavenly Host to investigate it and how it connects to the 1973 kidnapping and murder case.
- Adaptation Expansion: The manga adaptation expands his role by actually have him appearing as a spirit to give valuable info to the main 5.
- All-Loving Hero: He didn't want Naho to go with him to the investigation because he didn't want to risk her being trapped in Heavenly Host. He also worried about other people getting trapped in it. Sadly, leaving her behind ended up in Naho causing both after she goes insane.
- Badass: He made some pretty idiotic decisions, such as leaving Naho behind and going to Heavenly Host on his own, when he doesn't have any spiritual powers like Naho has, before more info could be gathered about it, even if he had her well-being in mind. But still, to go over to Heavenly Host on his own volition takes balls of adamantium. He survived for quite a while as well. Until Naho was taken over by The Darkening and killed him.
- Idiot Ball: Even though he wasn't aware that he was biting off more than he could chew in regards to Heavenly Host's investigation, leaving Naho, AKA the girl with psychic powers when he has none, behind when going to Heavenly Host proved to be a bad move in the long run, even if he did it out of concern for her well-being. Even Naho thought it was stupid. It's like facing off Ganon without the Master Sword.
- Multicolored Hair: Has a dark blue strand on his black hair.
- Sexy Mentor: He fills the part quite well. Naho certainly agrees!
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Leaving Naho behind was the cause of her Start of Darkness. Ultimately, it led to his demise and the demise of a good deal of students.
Shougo TaguchiA cameraman helping Kibiki with his case.
- Butt Monkey: Is there a time when Naho isn't putting this guy down?
- Camera Fiend: A video camera at least.
- Eyes Always Shut: Even when he's having the Freak Out mentioned below, his eyes doesn't seem to open.
- Freak Out: Has one when Naomi tries to give him back something he dropped in Chapter 5. Turns out, he watched Naomi kill Seiko, which led him to believe that Naomi would kill him too.
- Motor Mouth: Morishige views him as such.
- Nice Hat
- Too Kinky to Torture: He actually enjoys being Naho's Butt Monkey.
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Extremely conditional. Both Kensuke and Tohko managed to be on his good side for a bit until the suggestion rose they might go against him in some way. Yuka got a lot further with him, but that required her to worry about his headache and offer him medicine while he had her tied down to slowly stab and cut her to death.
- Big Brother Instinct: Actually wants to find his own little sister. There's just one problem: He doesn't have a little sister.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Yuka after she is separated from her actual big brother. Subverted so damn hard.
- Coat Over the Shoulder: He keeps it even when he's forced into Kisaragi's uniform in 2U.
- Gratuitous English: Tells Yuka to "RUN, RABBIT, RUN" just before his death. If he catches you, he says "I'VE GOTCHU!"
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Has this dynamic with Yuka.
- Lack of Empathy: With the interesting exception of Yuka, who he feels pity for.
- Large Ham: He's voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. It was bound to show up somehow.
- Not So Different: An extra chapter in Blood Covered has him meet Morishige when he bumps into him and drops his phone, at which point he glances at the screen for a moment and finds one of Morishige's corpse pictures. After asking if that was Morishige's doing, he tells him "I had the feeling we're cut from the same cloth". In their second encounter following that scene, as revealed in Blood Drive, Morishige counters it by pointing out he never killed someone, and that what he does is better than killing people.
- The Sociopath
- Sore Loser: He promised himself never to come second place when he was younger. So far, his efforts to stay on top have paid off, but the possibility of him ever losing doesn't sound too good...
- Villainous Breakdown: Especially in the manga.
- Villainous Friendship: With Azusa Takai. The nature of their relation is never defined, though. In the Wrong End of the 2U extra chapter, a broken Azusa meets with Kizami, who claims that the living should stick together. In a promotional audio recording for Blood Drive, Kizami meets a dying Ran and becomes interested in meeting Azusa after hearing she beat Ran up and was true to herself in doing so. In Blood Drive, Kizami as the Anatomical Model and a Darkened Azusa work together to kill Yoshiki. They're still sticking together by the time Magari comes to retrieve Azusa.
- Walking Spoiler: Indeed he is. Not a good combination with TV Tropes spoiler tag policies.
- Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
- Defiant to the End: He fights off Kizami so Yuka can run away, and rather than be in despair when faced with death, he just tries to talk Kizami out of his sociopathy.
- It's All My Fault: Somewhat blames himself for Kizami's sociopathic nature since, as his childhood friend, he didn't call him out on it sooner.
- Say My Name/Running Gag: Being pushed into pits, and screaming the name of whoever pushed him as he falls in the most dramatic, hammiest way possible. He does so when Kizami kicks him into a hole and when Mitsuki does so in a Wrong End in Corpse Party 2U.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Averted. She dislikes Shimada for his flighty relationship with girls and prefers the "cool and spotless" Kizami. The poor girl has no idea.
- Driven to Suicide: Satoshi can find her after she gets Killed Offscreen. According to the name tag on her corpse, she cut out her own tongue.
- Hair Decorations: The big white bow holding her ponytail together.
- Freak Out: Satoshi finds her in the middle of one in Chapter 4 if he fails to save Naomi, and she ends up trying to kill him.
- Plucky Girl: She remains optmistic despite how dire things seem for her and her schoolmates. When she sees Kizami's true colors, she starts losing it.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: averted with Kazami played definitely straight with Satoshi.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The official English translation spells her name as "Tohko". The alternative would be "Touko".
- Tsundere: With Satoshi
- The Tooth Hurts: Tohko would side-eye this trope name.
Emi UrabeA student who attends Byakudan High School, and Mitsuki's friend since their first year. She likes fortune telling, and was the one who suggested the friendship ritual to the others at Byakudan.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Tries to do this to Ohkawa to snap him out of his belief that Katayama is alive, unsucessfully. She is understandably freaking out because Sachiko was drawing near.
- Freak Out: During all her appearances in Book of Shadows.
- Killed Offscreen: Found dead from being struck with a sledgehammer to the back of the head in both Book of Shadows and the PSP version of Blood Covered.
- Plucky Girl
- Proper Lady: Mitsuki even laments that people might care for her more if she was a lady like Emi.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: In one Wrong End in 2U where She eats and kills Naomi.
- Sore Loser: When it comes to cooking.
- Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
- Badass: Putting up an admirable, if ultimately moot fight against Yoshikazu in Book of Shadows paints her as such. Her denying Kizami the satisfaction of seeing her squirm as he killed her cements it.
- Cool Big Sis: In presence, she gives off this vibe to her class and the student council.
- Defiant to the End: "I will not perform for you!"
- The Dreaded: A more comedic example. She was this back at her own school, to the point of having the nickname "Hellgirl Mitsuki".
- Freak Out: Satoshi and Yuka find her in the midst of one. Despite trying to speak to her, she's... not very receptive. The next time you see her, she's dead.
- Hair Decorations
- Taking You with Me: When Yuuya tries to kill her in 2U.
Masato FukuroiThe chairman of the student council at Byakudan High School.
- Benevolent Boss: He has a stiff and serious personality, but is also surprisingly caring, and forgiving of Ryosuke and Tomohiro loafing around.
- Brainy Brunette
- Covert Pervert: One Extra Chapter focusing on the Byakudan Students has him getting hooked with an H-Game and in Corpse Party 2U, he joins Kurosaki in his efforts to stall Sachiko as much as possible so they can continue to enjoy seeing Mitsuki being groped by the tentacles Sachiko sent on them to punish Kurosaki for insulting her. Mind you, Fukuroi is doing so when he is being ''crushed by tentacles himself''.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Book Of Shadows, an already dying Fukuroi distracts Yoshikazu so that Mitsuki can get away, though it's ultimately Kizami who finishes him off and ends up rendering Fukuroi's sacrifice moot.
- Stoic Spectacles: He tries to be one more than he is one, though, especially around Mitsuki.
- Student Council President
Kai ShimadaA student who attends Byakudan High School, and who has a one-sided rivalry with Kizami.
- Bishōnen: Models for a men's magazine.
- Bullying a Dragon: He pulls a knife on Kizami to intimidate him. It ends as well as you'd expect.
- The Casanova: Supposedly has 10 girlfriends. Seemingly all at the same time.
- Doomed by Canon
- Establishing Character Moment: When the entrance door is open and they're presented with a chance to escape, Kai doesn't hesitate to leave everyone behind, thinking solely of his survival. Then, to twist the knife in, he makes a shallow attempt to charm Tohko into ditching her friends and come with him.
- Fiery Redhead: Very impulse driven, hot headed, headstrong, and arrogant. And yes a redhead, be it natural or dyed.
- Jerk Ass: Tohko regards him as "the slimeball to end all slimeballs". He earned that opinion with gusto.
- Handsome Lech: According to Tohko, he has 10 girlfriends.
- Hot Guys Are Bastards: Very much so. Not to the extent of Kizami, but still...
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When they open the entrance door of Heavenly Host, he is very quick to run away from there.
- Small Name, Big Ego: 3 letters, VERY full of himself.
- Sore Loser: Nothing ever is his fault. He was distracted! Outside forces! The other party was just lucky and won't last another challenge!
- Unknown Rival: To Kizami, who outclasses him in just about every way. Especially in terms of sadism or as a threat.
Ryousuke KatayamaA student who attends Byakudan High School. He enjoys video games and is good friends with Ohkawa. We first meet him in Extra Chapter 4 of Blood Covered, but it isn't until Book of Shadows that we see him in the main game.
- Doomed by Canon
- Of Corpse He's Alive: Even after he bleeds to death, Ohkawa insists that he's alive. Of course, it has less to do with deceit and more to do with the fact that Ohkawa is losing it.
- Those Two Guys: With Ohkawa.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He loses his leg in a trap and bleeds to death. His death causes Ohkawa to go nuts. After Kizami pushes his body down the stairs in an attempt to prove that he's dead, Ohkawa panics even more, calling Kizami a murderer. This causes Kizami to have his "epiphany": It doesn't matter whether the school kills you or he does.
Tomohiro OhkawaA student who attends Byakudan High School. He likes cute things and video games. We first meet him in Extra Chapter 4 of Blood Covered, but it isn't until Book of Shadows that we see him in the main game.
- Doomed by Canon
- Freak Out: He doesn't take Katayama's death very well. He insists that he's still alive and needs to get to the hospital. Kizami attempts to "help" him see the truth by pushing Katayama's body down the stairs to prove he's dead. This only freaks Ohkawa out more.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In a way. Kizami isn't exactly sane, but his "Whether you're killed by the ghosts or killed by me... makes no difference" epihpany was caused by Ohkawa calling him a murderer during his Freak Out.
- Those Two Guys: With Katayama.
Nana OgasawaraA seventh grader at Musashigawa Girls' Junior High. Her story is told in the Extra Chapter 1, where she agrees to help a ghost find the items that were taken from him.
- Hair Decorations
- Plucky Girl: After Mayu and Yoshiki find her in Book of Shadows, she maintains a positive attitude throughout the whole chapter. Until she's taken by Yoshikazu.
- She's Got Legs: According to Mayu. Unfortunately they get ripped off.
Chihaya YamaseA seventh grader and classmate at the same school as Nana.
- Fragile Flower
- The Load: Viewed as such by Nari.
- Shrinking Violet
- Spoiled Sweet: She was so used to people's handholding towards her that during her first moments in Heavenly Host, she instinctively expects people to tend to her whenever she needs it, which Nari calls her out on. But she's not a bad person by any definition of the word.
Nari AmatoyaA seventh grader at the same school as Nana. Although she and Nana are in different classes, they are old friends.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Very prone to losing her patience.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is very harsh to Chihaya and seems cold at first, but she still cares deeply about her and Nana.
- Perpetual Frowner: She always has a serious expression in all of her appearances.
Kokuhaku AkabojiA girl from Misato Municipal Brotherhood High that Satoshi and Yuka encounter in Chapter 3. Despite their attempts to communicate with her, she doesn't really respond. Her Name Tag is found in Chapter 5, indicating that she either died shortly after Satoshi and Yuka left or was already dead. Going back to the art room when controlling Kizami in Chapter 3 reveals that the Darkening took over her.
- Emotionless Girl: Well, by the time you meet her, at least.
- Heir to the Dojo: Kokuhaku's father is a kendo master who runs a dojo. Kokuhaku grew up there and has considerable skill herself.
- Hime Cut
- Madness Mantra: Repeats one to try to keep the Darkening away.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: While Darkening.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Her first appearance shows her constantly repeating a Madness Mantra, not even acknowledging Satoshi nor Yuka's presence. By the time you get back to where she was when playing as Kizami, she's already completely taken by the darkening, her body completely covered by the Darkening's shadow, moaning in pain. And unlike virtually all other students encountered or mentioned in the games, she doesn't get any role expanding.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
Hinoe ShinozakiAyumi's older sister. She's obviously the one Ayumi inherited her love of the occult from.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Ayumi and Naomi from dying when their paper dolls are burning in Book of Shadows.
- Hot Witch: Grown up and has magic powers.
- Off with His Head!: She dies this way in Book of Shadows. Right in front of Ayumi, no less.
- Oneesama: Very soft-spoken and ladylike, and very encouraging of Ayumi.
- Rape as Drama: Heavily implied in Blood Drive.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Kind, understanding, and willing to put others above herself, regardless of the cost or if they deserve it. It leads to her Heroic Sacrifice at the end of Book of Shadows.
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows introducees
- Voiced by: MAKO
- Advertised Extra: For some reason, the game icon for Book of Shadows has her standing in front of Heavenly Host, despite her limited appearance.
- Beauty Mark: A small one in the left side of her mouth.
- Nice Girl: She even agrees to enter Heavenly Host with Naho to rescue Kibiki and Taguchi.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Naho.
- Schoolgirl Lesbian: Corpse Party 2U pretty much cements her as this, with the amount of Ship Tease and Les Yay vibes she has with Naho, outright nosebleeding when she finds herself on top of Naho, fawning over Naho, engaging into Skinship Grope towards Aiko and later Naomi. She's pretty much Paulownia High School's version of Seiko.
- Undying Loyalty: To Naho, to the point of agreeing to go to Heavenly Host with her with no hesitation, and refusing the chance to escape Heavenly Host's loop because it would mean leaving Naho behind.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears it in her school uniform.
- Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Covert Pervert: Has a thing for Student-Teacher Romance
- Determinator: Nothing seems to faze this guy. Not even Yoshie.
- The Lady's Favor: Gender-inverted: He lends Yui the pencil he used for his high school entrance exams for good luck during her college entrance exams. He tells her that he's not letting her keep it. He needs it for his exams, too.
- Understanding Boyfriend: He is very much this to Yui, even though they weren't dating during his canon appearances.
Makina ShinozakiA very old woman who actually dies of old age in the game, but conveniently comes back as a friendly if still majorly creepy ghost. She's Yoshie Shinozaki's aunt and the great-aunt of Sachiko and Sachi Shinozaki.
Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko's Game of Love ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2 U introducees
Aiko NiwaA third year student from Paulownia Academy, with a knack for money and paranormal items, also possessing spiritual powers like Naho.
- Hidden Buxom: As part of a Quiz game Naho's group was taking part at so they could retrieve Kibiki from Sachiko's clutches, they need to find out who has the largest chest size out of all 3 girls present. Naho and Sayaka have a hands-on approach to find out Aiko's and she has, in fact, the largest chest out of all of them, which her outfit does a good job at concealing.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Revealed in Blood Drive. At one point she unflinchingly mused about trapping Naho's spirit in a spiritual item to make it a rare "talking spiritual item". And one glance at a picture she took with Naho and Sayaka and her reaction shows that, deep down, she considered Naho a friend and misses her. And after Sayaka's corpse is found and she's running away from Darkening!Inumaru, she cracks and voices that she could care less about money and spiritual items, and that all she wants is see Naho and Sayaka again.
- It's All About Me: She only cares for her personal gain, and is even willing to do Sachiko's bidding if it means getting her hands on spiritual items.
- Off with Her Head!: Happens to her in Blood Drive, but after Sachiko sends Ayumi back in time, Ayumi is able to prevent it.
- Sibling Rivalry: Her feelings towards Kuon and why she became involved with the supernatural in the first place.
- Smug Snake: Every time she finds herself in a position above other people, particularly Naho, she pushes their buttons for her personal amusement. When she's put in a lower or uncomfortable position, she cracks considerably, which shows in her reaction to being on the receiving end of the abovementioned Skinship Grope.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her reaction when looking at a picture of her with Naho and Sayaka implies that she saw Naho in this regard. Made all the more clear when she lets out that all she wants is see her dead friends again, spiritual items be damned.
Haruyuki InumaruA second year student at Paulownia Academy. He's a childhood friend of Sayaka, and fell in love with her. She harshly rejects him however, which he doesn't seem to mind.
- The Chew Toy: Boy, is he ever.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: When he learns Sayaka is dead...by finding her decomposing corpse.It hits him so hard he's taken over by the Superpowered Evil Side mentioned below.
- Hopeless Suitor: He takes all of Sayaka's harsh responses to his declarations of love as Sayaka being Tsundere, thinks they're destined to be together for being childhood friends, and doesn't seem to notice that she's actually a Schoolgirl Lesbian infatuated with Naho.
- Meaningful Name: Inu in Inumaru can mean dog. First he is a Dogged Nice Guy and then after his darkening he is stuck acting like a mad dog. Going further, his last name is written with the kanji for 'dog' and 'ball' respectively. Quite fitting for The Chew Toy, no?
- Plucky Comic Relief: More evident in 2U, lessened in Blood Drive.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Due to his high spiritual energy, Inumaru's transformation is quite different when he succumbs to the Darkening. Instead of red eyes, he gets golden eyes and red symbols on his face. He also loses his humanity and starts acting like a dog with rabies and super strength.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Sayaka can give this guy a Megaton Punch but Inumaru will take it as gestures of affection, regardless of what Sayaka says.
Satsuki MizuharaYuka's classmate at Kisaragi Academy Junior High School and also an Eldritch Abomination created by means of unholy powers. She's very sociable when she's not eating anyone, though.
- Abusive Parents: As Satsuki Nekoma. They were killed by Magari.
- Big Eater: Always has potato chips on hand and seen snacking on them. One comment in 2U implies that her potato chip bag is actually always empty..
- Body Horror: Satsuki Mizuhara is the product of spiritual surgery performed by the Tomb of Martuba. Her original components were Satsuki Nekoma and Harue Mizuhara, two friends who had the misfortune that the former's parents cared more about their ranks with the Tomb of Martuba than their daughter. Satsuki Mizuhara is a new person, whose looks are more Satsuki and personality is more Harue. Satsuki Mizuhara also is a monster whose head can split open into an all-devouring meat flower. Only Magari's control stops Satsuki from eating everyone, as her appetite cannot be sated and her humanity depends on said outside control.
- Break the Cutie: Satsuki Nekoma was fine living in a cold and dark house from which furniture went missing daily. Being smashed around with a frying pan was something she enjoyed because it meant her parents were paying attention to her. Attending creepy sect meetings was something she did dutifully. When Harue went missing after a car accident, she accepted that as the flow of life. But when she was brought to the Tomb of Martuba for spiritual surgery, aware it would mean death, and spotted the corpse of Harue in an earthenware pot, then she could not suppress begging for her life. Her wish was sort of granted, but the Tomb of Martuba did proceed with the spiritual surgery anyway.
- Dirty Kid: She likes to make people uncomfortable or agitate them by accusing them of being perverts with all kinds of secret desires and intentions.
- Eldritch Abomination
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Harue tried to convince Satsuki of this. Now that they are within the same person, Satsuki likes to point out the quality of her own breasts.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Technically. Satsuki underwent a spiritual surgery by Martuba's Tomb. She appears to have her own body, but was grafted with her friend Harue's personality, as well as the ability to sprout her head open like a flower and eat things. It's implied that because of the creature she was grafted with, her appetite can never be sated, and has to be constantly kept in check in order for her not to go berserk.
- Meaningful Background Event: Satoshi wonders in 2U how Satsuki can balance a stick on the top of her head. It's a minor joke until the later revelation that Satsuki's monster form's lips are essentially up there.
- Shout-Out: Her meat flower form was attributed to Parasyte.
- The Reveal: When she eats Misuto's head.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Satsuki Nekoma and Harue Mizuhara, Satsuki Mizuhara's components.
Azusa TakaiA former second year student at Sugatani Senior High School and St. Cruz Girls' High School, as well as a high-ranking member of the Tomb of Martuba. She may have a special power that makes people like her and think highly of her.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Azusa always aims to be liked by the people around her. Both her personality and what seems to be a special power help her accomplish this. But all the same, when she doesn't get her way and can't think of a means to get it still, she becomes murderous. Whether that requires beating someone to death or tricking them, it's the same to her. In fact, the whole reason she ended up in Heavenly Host is because she tried to get her friends sent there under the guise of eternal friendship so she could make a clean start after being rejected by Kentaro.
- Peek-a-Bangs: See Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her left eye, which is always covered by her hair, may be red. That is, the one time her left eye is shown she is under the influence of the Darkening, which can turn people's eyes red, so there's that. However, her right eye is as blue as ever, so that suggests her eyes are in their natural state.
- Villainous Friendship: With Yuuya Kizami. The nature of their relation is never defined, though. In the Wrong End of the 2U extra chapter, a broken Azusa meets with Kizami, who claims that the living should stick together. In a promotional audio recording for Blood Drive, Kizami meets a dying Ran and becomes interested in meeting Azusa after hearing she beat Ran up and was true to herself in doing so. In Blood Drive, Kizami as the Anatomical Model and a Darkened Azusa work together to kill Yoshiki. They're still sticking together by the time Magari comes to retrieve Azusa.
Ran KobayashiA former second year student at Sugatani Senior High School and St. Cruz Girls' High School. She's in love with Azusa and very eager to please and keep her.
- Bokukko: A fairly girly one, but one all the same.
- Hair Decorations: Ran has pretty large bunny clip in her hair.
- Schoolgirl Lesbian: For Azusa, whom she calls "wife". She has no interest in anyone else and becomes highly distraught (and violent) at the thought that someone else would get with her.
- Undying Loyalty: Azusa beat her up so badly that she was dying and still she wanted nothing more than to be reunited with her wife.
- Yandere: Not entirely fair, considering it required the environment of Heavenly Host combined with Azusa's hypothetical power, but on the other hand, her attempted murder of Toshihisa wouldn't have happened if she didn't have the potential for it in her own psyche.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Wears this with her school uniform.
Kentaro OshioA former second year student at Sugatani Senior High School. He's very intelligent and empathic, making him well-liked.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's only in the extra chapter, not in either of the game's manga adaptions, and he pretty much died before the cast even meets him. Most of "his" appearances are a ghost possessing his body. His corpse is one of the harder to find in Corpse Party: Blood Drive. What we do get to know of him paints him as an altruistic and trustworthy individual.
Toshihisa GotoA former second year student at Sugatani Senior High School. He's a fashion designer with moderate success and once dated Azusa.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's only in the extra chapter, not in either of the game's manga adaptions, and he's dying during it. His corpse is the first to be found in Corpse Party: Blood Drive. What we do get to know of him is marked by Azusa's and Ran's betrayal.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive introducees
Kuon NiwaThe older sister of Aiko Niwa and a both physically and mentally gifted woman. Too bad it comes at the cost of her life energy, causing her to age rapidly. She's the CEO of Perfect Life and the teacher who replaced Yui Shishido after she was erased.
- Always Someone Better: To Aiko.
- Cool Big Sis: Objectively. Aiko hates her.
- Cool Teacher: She is very serious about her job and the safety of her students. And despite the awkward feeling she caused the survivors who remembered Yui, her help and care caused them to embrace her with the same love they did Yui. This made her happy, but also made restoring the memories of the victims that much harder.
- Crystal Dragon Jesus: Played with. Aiko describes her as the embodiment of human ideals; there is nothing she doesn't excel at, whether it was academics, business, or eventually the occult. And she always comes out at the top. This was part of why Aiko despised her. She brought up an entire multi-faceted company by becoming its CEO, then took on teaching Class 2-9 as a side job.
- In the eyes of the Heavenly Host survivors, she gave off the appearance of something the Nirvana fathered as a replacement for Ms. Yui. This doesn't help when compounded with her martyr-like death in Chapter 10, where she makes a sacrifice by fusing with the Sephirot of Knowledge, essentially playing a major part in saving the world, and opening the way for the rest of the cast to reach the Nirvana's core. Now replace the Nirvana with God, Kuon with Jesus, and the Nirvana's core with the Holy Spirit. Notice the differences?
- And let's not get into the implications when she transferred Sachi's spirit into herself, and ordering for her to move on and be reborn.
- Did Not Get The Guy: She had feelings for Satoshi Mochida. It made her want to live, which in turn stopped her aging process. But the Satoshi who returned from Heavenly Host did not share the memories of their time together, whatever happened that made Kuon fall in love. He came to care for her a lot, but could not love her due to the memories of Yui and the other victims.
- Dying Alone: And it is heartbreaking.
- Expy: For Yui Shishido. Her being an expy is actually part of the story.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Mystical White Hair: Possibly overlapping with Disease Bleach.
- Rapunzel Hair: Most of her hair is almost bobcut-short, but she has a braid at the back of her head that goes down to at least her thighs.
- Sensei-chan: Ridiculously attached to her students, but especially Satoshi.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Her gift comes with rapid aging. She'd never reach a high age, though falling in love with Satoshi stopped the process until it became clear her love was unrequited. She took it with grace.
- Voiced by: Maaya Uchida
- Affably Evil: Her intentions are not fully clear, but she's definitely not friendly towards Ayumi or the main cast. The only reason she helps them out is because as a Shinozaki, only Ayumi is implied to be able to gain control of the Book of Shadows and without Ayumi, the Nirvana can't be suppressed.
- Ax-Crazy: With scythes!
- Big Damn Heroes: Rescues Ayumi from the Kraken...thing in the pool.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Mind, Magari doesn't actively try to hide her awful personality. She just likes frills, soft colors, lace, ribbons, etc. Anyone who mistakes her fashion sense for her being approachable only has themself to blame.
- Deconstruction: a creepy variation of magical girls in general. At an early point in the game, after beating up two thugs who were bullying a girl, she turns on the girl and nearly chokes her to death to satisfy her bloodlust."Moe!♪ Moe!♪ Magical PEW!!♥"
- Conveniently an Orphan: She was left with the Tomb of Martuba, so her biological parents would've probably not minded that much all the things Magari gets up to, but still... Her caretaker, Waldo, is more of a butler and takes orders from her.
- Creepy Doll: It's still not clear whether Magari is human or something else, and if her doll-like appearance and affinity for dolls is a coincidence or not. At least she looks the part of a murder doll.
- Enemy Mine: Played with. She states often that she's Ayumi's enemy, and near the end of the game she reveals she's taken control of Martuba's Tomb and has ulterior motives that involve the Book of Shadows. However, she strongly dislikes Misuto and desired to kill him herself, so she's been helping Ayumi behind the scenes while she's been unlocking the pillars.
- Get A Hold of Yourself, Woman!: To Ayumi in chapter 7
- Lolita Fashion
- Rapunzel Hair
- Twin Tails
- Villain Respect: Both Ayumi Shinozaki and Kuon Niwa manage to earn Magari's respect. And while not explicitly stated, Magari seems to have some regard for the other survivors.
Misuto KiriyaThe mysterious young man who suddenly appears in front of Ayumi and tells her that she can bring her friends back to life if she retrieves the Book of Shadows.
- Big Bad: Is behind most of the things that occur in Blood Drive.
- Disk One Final Boss
- False Friend: Although the gifts of gum suggest he did care about Ayumi at some level at some point in time.
- Freudian Excuse: His grandfather was considered a heretic in the magic world, his parents committed suicide and were subsequently slandered by the media, and he was hounded by reporters until he snapped and lit a reporter on fire. When he finally finds someone who treats him with kindness, she is assaulted for her kindness. Unsurprisingly, this made him hateful enough to want revenge on the world.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his disdain for everything and everyone else, he seems to genuinely love and respect Hinoe, regarding her as a "superior being". The very mention of her is enough to bring cracks to his demeanor.
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: There's rarely a time where he doesn't put down Ayumi or anyone else he encounters.
- Kick the Dog: Not only does he kick Satsuki down a set of stairs but he mocks her and takes photos of her broken body.
- Last of His Kind: The sole survivor of the Yagoura clan.
- Off with His Head!: By Satsuki.
- Smug Snake: He makes no secret his disdain for pretty much anyone not Hinoe and has no compunctions in using and verbally and physically abusing others to reach his goals.
Mio YuzukiA first year student at Paulownia Academy. She's an admirer and friend of Sayaka as well as part of her planned-for harem.
- Muggle Best Friend: She was possessed by a ghost when she was introduced in the Corpse Party: Book of Shadows light novel, so that does imply she has some spiritual power. But if so, it seems to be still far below what Naho, Sayaka, Haruyuki, and Aiko possess. When Naomi and Satoshi come to Paulownia to inquire about Aiko and the others, Mio outrights says that they must be in severe trouble and that she knows she's useless to do anything for them.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Like most Paulownia students, her first appearance is in the Corpse Party: Book of Shadows light novel. Unlike all other Paulownia students, she did not go on to make significant appearances after that. This, despite that she's one of Sayaka's closest friends and on good terms with the others too. Her "appearance" in Blood Drive is without portrait and her voice actress is uncredited.
Mirai YamamuraA member of the Wicca Institute and a colleague of Hinoe Shinozaki.
- False Friend: One of two, but in her defense, she was threatened into doing it.
- Sequel Hook: The only thing that could explain her peculiar inclusion in Blood Drive.
Sachi ShinozakiAs can be gathered from the name, Sachi is related to Sachiko. Specifically, she is her vanishing twin of which upon birth only two teeth remained lodged inside Sachiko near her heart. The teeth were surgically removed, and Sachi has been a ghost ever since.
- Ax-Crazy: It's her weapon of choice too.
- Backup Twin: She's Sachiko, who's no longer available as antagonist, in every way. Well, maybe a little worse.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Not a good look in combination with the Slasher Smile.
- Creepy Child/Creepy Twins: Sachi only operates alone, but she's still a twin.
- Evil Twin: Relatively speaking, although she too has points of sympathy going for her.
- Evil Wears Black: Sachi is the girl in black. Sachiko is the girl in red. Together they are Red and Black and Evil All Over.
- Meaningful Name: "Sachi" is technically not her name, as she was never born to receive one. "Sachi" is a placeholder based on her sister's name.
- Separated at Birth: It's complicated. They don't actually ever consciously meet, but they've been near each other several times.
- Sibling Rivalry: She's angry at Sachiko for being the only one who got to be born, for absorbing her in the womb, and for having her two teeth removed from her body. Actually leads to a heartbreaking moment when Ayumi tells a "dying" Sachiko she's a good girl. Sachi witnesses the scene and calls it unfair that Sachiko gets to be a good girl. Doesn't stop her from being an antagonist, but still.
- Slasher Smile: And it's on by default!
- The Tooth Hurts: Unconventional example of the trope. After dying and being absorbed by Sachiko in the womb, all that remained of Sachi was two teeth lodged inside Sachiko near her heart. These threatened her health and so were surgically removed. As the closest Sachi has to a body, her ghost stayed with them until they were brought to Heavenly Host, where the environment created for and by Sachiko allowed her more freedom.
- Adults Are Useless: Played with in Book of Shadows. She doesn't believe anything Naomi says about Seiko and thinks that Naomi has simply created an imaginary friend. However, this is justified as Seiko was erased from existence following her death in Tenjin, and Natsumi does try to get help for her daughter by speaking with a psychiatrist, doing the best she can with the information she has.
- Alliterative Name: Both starting with "Na" just like her daughter.
Haruna KizamiKizami's older sister.
- Hime Cut
- Cool Big Sis/Oneesama: Toyed with. Her profile indicates she enjoys flower arrangement, but she is rather harsh toward her younger brother. Because said brother has a tendency to torture animals.
Yuu ShinoharaOne of Seiko's younger brothers.
- Promotion to Parent: In Book of Shadows, we see he is this to his younger siblings. It is unclear if he was always this or if the retcon of Seiko made him this.
Supplementary fiction introducees
Miyu ShinoharaExclusive to Corpse Party: Musume, Miyu was with the First Five listening to Ayumi's horror stories and got sucked into Tenjin together with them, though he and Yuka were separated from the group in the process.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: He's infatuated with Satoshi because Satoshi rescued him from a storage room predicament earlier.
- Combat Tentacles: He was a victim of one.
- Cool Big Sis: He and Yuka talked about how sisterhood would be a nice relation for them.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: To the extreme, thanks to his girlish hairstyle and schoolgirl uniform.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Attributed to his adorable schoolgirl looks.
- Expy: For Seiko Shinohara with a dash of Mayu Suzumoto.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He endured a gruesome death while ensuring Yuka would be safe.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: He was going to confess to Satoshi after the festival, but was killed before he got the opportunity. Even when he meets the others as a spirit, he's unable to express his feelings because of injuries he sustained when he was alive.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Miyu shows up twice as a ghost, once to guide his friends and once to protect them from all the other ghosts.
- Off with Her Head!: Standard fatal fate.
- Passionate Sports Girl: He is the best at whatever he does. As his classmates say, if he's on your team, you have already won the game.
- Sacrificial Lamb: His death by a monster makes the others realize just how dangerous of a situation they're in.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He only lasted for a few chapters, and got very little characterization in that period.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
- Unrequited Tragic Maiden: For Satoshi, who likes Naomi.
- You Go, Girl!: Miyu is popular with his classmates, who regulary come to cheer him on at sports.
Saki AkagiriExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Saki is the ghost of a girl that was murdered for being a "demon child". She's a murderous ghost looking for a friend who'd understand her.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Once Tamaki gets to know her and once she starts understanding that killing a potential friend's friends is no way to make friends.
- Dark and Troubled Past: And how! When alive, Saki had telekinetic abilities. She was ostracized and bullied for it. One day, she accidentally hurt her attackers by shattering a window nearby. The story went around rapidly and by the time she came home her mother had committed suicide from the stress. Then the parents of Saki's attackers came for her. She accidentally killed one in self-defense and was then beaten to death by the mob.
- Disappeared Dad: Only her mother is in her life.
- Evil Wears Black: The fandom called her the "girl in black" as counterpoint to Sachiko being the "girl in red". Then canon gave the title to Sachi Shinozaki.
- Lolita Fashion
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is perpetually covered.
- Slasher Smile: On the cover of the first volume and while puppeteering Minoru.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Does this occasionally to unsettle people.
Mayuri YoshimuraExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Mayuri is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. She has a spiritual powers and a dark past that she tries to deal with whichever way necessary.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Saki Akagiri murdered her entire former class. Mayuri wants revenge.
- Forehead of Doom: Part of her "just off" factor, along with Perpetual Smiler.
- Foregone Conclusion: Anyone who's played the game knows that to escape Heavenly Host at least one other of the people the charm is performed with has to be alive too. Everyone of Mayuri's group is killed very early on, making her chances of survival 0%.
- Loners Are Freaks: She actually finds Heavenly Host an amusing place to be in.
- Macho Masochism: Saki breaks one of Mayuri's fingers in retaliation. Not long after, Mayuri breaks another of her own fingers to make a point.
- Manipulative Bastard: While she doesn't know exactly where her designs will lead to, much of what happens is to blame on her and she rolls with it just fine.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She actually finds Heavenly Host an amusing place to be in.
- Perpetual Smiler: Mayuri is unsettling in part because she rarely drops her smile. Only in moments that she has to deal with her deception being revealed or when caught off-guard does she change her expression, but the smile returns soon after.
- The Unfettered: She's willing to make enemies in her pursuit of Saki Akagiri, the ghost girl who murdered her entire former class.
Tamaki MinaseExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Tamaki is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. She has spiritual powers and is bullied, a combination that attracted the attention of Saki Akagiri, a powerful ghost, who wants them to be exclusive friends.
- Action Survivor: Being protected by Saki is a definite improvement of her odds, though.
- Childhood Friends: With Yuuma Shindou.
- The Hero
- It's All My Fault: Tamaki blames herself for the deaths of her classmates because the charm was her idea.
Yuuma ShindouExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Yuuma is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. He's a childhood friend of Tamaki Minase, whom he has a crush on.
- Action Survivor: He survives several attacks by the ghost children.
- Childhood Friends: With Tamaki Minase and Shinichi Yanagihara.
Shinichi YanagiharaExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Shinichi is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. He's a good friend of both Yuuma Shindou and Tamaki Minase.
- Action Survivor: He survives several attacks by the ghost children.
- Childhood Friends: With Yuuma Shindou.
- The Lancer: To both Yuuma and Tamaki.
Erina YuzukiExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Erina is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. Erina is in love with Yuuma Shindou and because he likes Tamaki Minase, she makes her life hell.
- Alpha Bitch: With Yuma and Miyako as her posse and Tamaki as her target. That said, she's not that bad towards anyone who is not Tamaki.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde.
- Freudian Trio: The Superego/leader.
- Green-Eyed Monster: To Tamaki for Yuuma.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's the only one of her class who worried about Yuma skipping classes and went over to help her, despite other students living closer to Yuma. Erina found that Yuma lives in an abusive household and gave her practical advice as well as becoming her confidante. Her behavior towards Tamaki is due to romantic jealousy over Yuuma, and Yuma outright tells him at some point that without him Erina and Tamaki would probably be friends. Also, the deaths of Miyako and Yuma are what trigger her Darkening and eventual suicide.
Yuma OkitaExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Yuma is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. Coming from an abusive household, Yuma only looks out for herself and the girl who looks out for her: Erina Yuzuki.
- Abusive Parents: Of the kind that uses frequent physical violence.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Why she is 100% loyal to Erina and might have a crush on her.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead (well, Pinkhead).
- Defiant to the End: Yuma is terrified of the prospect of her own death, but those ghosts shan't hurt Erina if they know what's good for them. Her anger actually catches them off-guard for a second or two.
- Fiery Redhead: Again, pink rather than red, but same difference.
- Freudian Trio: The Id/right-hand man.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Horizontally.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Nearly murders Yuuma, Erina's oblivious love interest and the reason she can't stand Tamaki, to get him out of Erina's life.
Miyako HayakawaExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Miyako is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously. She's a nice person, but that doesn't stop her from being a bully due to her loyalty to Erina Yuzuki.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette.
- Facial Horror: The only part of her torturous death not left ambiguous.
- Freudian Trio: The Ego/left-hand man.
- It's All My Fault: Miyako was the one who overheard Tamaki and Yuuma about the Sachiko Ever After charm and told Erina, who got ten more people involved in the charm. Miyako acknowledges she carries a lot of the blame.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: There was a boy she liked who was with the other group. He was among the first to die. Miyako never got to tell him of her feelings.
- With Friends Like These...: Miyako and Yuma are mostly friends because they are Erina's friends. Yuma doesn't take Miyako's death nearly as badly as Erina.
- Yes-Man: To Erina.
Minoru HasegawaExclusive to Corpse Party: Another Child, Minoru is part of one of two groups of Satsukiyama Academy students who went to Heavenly Host simultaneously.
- Meaningful Name: Minoru is a regular Japanese name, but it's also the Japanese adaption of the English word "minor". Coincidence for a character that has such a minor role?
- Sacrificial Lamb: His death (among others) by a ghost makes the remaining students realize just how dangerous of a situation they're in. More so than the corpses they'd already seen scattered around.
- Shout-Out: "Hasegawa" is the name of the female leads of CORPSE-PARTY ZERO, a fan game that's been acknowledged by the canon.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's one of the five students that die almost immediately after entering Heavenly Host. At least his corpse was of use to the ghost that killed them.
Akiko MatsunoExclusive to chapter 4 of Corpse Party: Coupling X Anthology, Akiko is a second year student at St. Catherine Academy High School. She's died in Heavenly Host a while back, but she still enjoys to take pictures with her new spirit powers.
- Camera Fiend: Dying and becoming a spirit has made her capable of storing images within herself and imprinting them where she pleases through spirit photography.
- The Chew Toy: She may only appear once, but this is her whole thing. In only six pages, she stumbles upon Shimada while he's only just done peeing, is subsequently captured and touched inappropriately by him, escapes only to be caught by Kizami who wants to experiment on her to see whether ghosts feel pain or not, and escapes again only to bump into Morishige and accidentally imprint a spirit photo on his cellphone of Shimada with his pants down. She flies away in embarrassment.
- Cute Ghost Girl
CORPSE-PARTY ZERO introducees
CORPSE-PARTY ZERO (and its two remakes that only exist as demos) is a fan game set as a prequel to the original 1996 CORPSE-PARTY. It was released in full shortly after the 2006 Corpse Party remake's first chapter. The creator of Corpse Party liked the game so much that he canonized the two female leads and some of the events of the game. Also canonized are the two male characters that were added to the first remake demo, CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-. However, Corpse Party itself also added two male schoolmates of the four as corpses, which were then added to the second remake demo, CORPSE-PARTY-0. As such, the Zero depiction of these last two is a fan interpretation (by the people who made the previouse Zero games, mind you) rather than Ascended Fanon. Regardless, all six are included here because explaining the situation is difficult enough as it is with all the facts present.
Kaori HasegawaA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party) as well as brains and beauty all in one. Kaori is part of the student council and loves ghost stories.
- Cool Big Sis/Oneesama: To Shiho. Deconstructed lightly in that Kaori fails to keep to the standards in the haunted school/Heavenly Host.
- Hime Cut
- Nightmare Fetishist: Subverted. Like Ayumi, she enjoys scaring people with horror stories, but being in one is not her idea of fun times.
- Survivor Guilt: If Kaori survives there are three possible outcomes. Best case scenario, she keeps acting like Shiho is still alive until she breaks down mentally. Alternatively, she starts telling the ghost story to other students to send them to Shiho so she won't be lonely. Alternatively, she commits suicide and becomes a new ghost to haunt the school.
- Team Mom: In CORPSE-PARTY-0. Only for a short while, though.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
Shiho HasegawaA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party), Shiho is a longtime classmate of Masayuki. She adores her big sister, but hates ghost stories.
- Age Lift: From 15 in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO to 16 in Corpse Party and 17 in CORPSE-PARTY-0. The reason for this was so that the new characters could be her classmates without being too far apart age-wise from each other themselves.
- All Just a Dream: The one good ending of CORPSE-PARTY ZERO turns out to be nothing more than Shiho's dying dream of escaping with her sister.
- Break the Cutie: Upon death, Shiho becomes a red spirit out of anger Kaori left her behind and/or because Kaori failed to survive.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a big yellow bow on the back of her head that actually is relevant to the plot.
- You Don't Look Like You: Shiho looks vastly different in Corpse Party: Musume from her CORPSE-PARTY ZERO look. Presumably, this was done because the manga explains the significance of the yellow ribbon, which wasn't done in CORPSE-PARTY and it's that hole that got Shiho to have it in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO. As such, there had to be made a visual distinction between Shiho and Sachiko-with-yellow-ribbon.
Hideki TachibanaA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party), Hideki is the student council president. He's highly respected at school, a realist, and among the best-graded students.
- Agent Scully: Hideki is close with Kaori and Kyosuke and the both of them are occult enthusiasts. Hideki does not believe in such nonsense. When coming face to face with a talking skeleton, he has to let Kaori do the talking because he doesn't understand anything anymore.
- Not as You Know Them: Hideki was a supernatural enthusiast in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-, but his profile, role, and design all went to Kyosuke Himonya in CORPSE-PARTY-0. The change allowed Hideki to become partnered with Kaori rather than be a victim preceding her as he was in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is perpetually covered.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the CORPSE-PARTY ZERO remake demos, he's Hideki Tachibana. But in Corpse Party, he is Tachibana Hideki. The latter is an error, but still the canon version.
- Student Council President
- Team Dad: In CORPSE-PARTY-0. Only for a short while, though.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's dead in Corpse Party and only alive in the CORPSE-PARTY ZERO remake demos. Fortunately for him, the remakes come with bonus room profiles.
- You Don't Look Like You: See Not as You Know Them; Hideki's appearance in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt- went to Kyosuke Himonya in CORPSE-PARTY-0
Masayuki HayashiA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party), Masayuki is a longtime classmate of Shiho. He's a member of the student council despite his immaturity and a good friend of Yuuya.
- Big Brother Instinct: Subverted. He has romantic interest in Shiho, but everyone else sees him as a brother figure to her. Kaori essentially bestows him this role when the group gets split. He does promise to look after her in Kaori's stead.
- Not as You Know Them: Masayuki was a talented sportsman in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-, but his profile, role, and design all went to Yuuya Kumada in CORPSE-PARTY-0. The change allowed Masayuki to become partnered with Shiho rather than be a victim preceding her as he was in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's dead in Corpse Party and only alive in the CORPSE-PARTY ZERO remake demos. Fortunately for him, the remakes come with bonus room profiles.
- You Don't Look Like You: See Not as You Know Them; Masayuki's appearance in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt- went to Yuuya Kumada in CORPSE-PARTY-0
Kyosuke HimonyaA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party), Kyosuke is the student council accountant. He's a childhood friend of Yuuya. He tries to make his parents proud with great grades.
- Childhood Friends: With Yuuya.
- Lonely Rich Kid: He does have friends, but he also "doesn't get cozy with the locals," believing that no one would like him if they knew him. Both his parents are powerful dignitaries.
- Nightmare Fetishist
- Not as You Know Them: Hideki Tachibana was a supernatural enthusiast in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-, but his profile, role, and design all went to Kyosuke Himonya in CORPSE-PARTY-0.
- Stoic Spectacles
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's dead in Corpse Party and only alive in CORPSE-PARTY-0. Fortunately for him, the remake comes with bonus room profiles.
- You Don't Look Like You: See Not as You Know Them; Kyosuke inherited his appearance in CORPSE-PARTY-0 from Hideki Tachibana in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-.
Yuuya KumadaA student of either Kisaragi Academy (ZERO) or Tendo Senior High School (Corpse Party), Yuuya is a pseudo-member of the student council due to his friendship with both Masayuki and Kyosuke.
- Academic Athlete
- Childhood Friends: With Kyosuke.
- Not as You Know Them: Masayuki Hayashi was a talented sportsman in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-, but his profile, role, and design all went to Yuuya Kumada in CORPSE-PARTY-0.
- Pointless Band-Aid: On his left cheek.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's dead in Corpse Party and only alive in CORPSE-PARTY-0. Fortunately for him, the remake comes with bonus room profiles.
- You Don't Look Like You: See Not as You Know Them; Yuuya inherited his appearance in CORPSE-PARTY-0 from Masayuki Hayashi in CORPSE-PARTY ZERO -Rebuilt-.