Characters / Fushigi Yuugi

When you're traveling between universes, you're going to encounter lots of characters.

Be warned, this page will contain SPOILERS.

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    From the "real" universe 

Miaka Yuuki / Suzaku no Miko
Voiced by: Kae Araki (Japanese, TV series), Noriko Hidaka (Japanese, radio dramas), Bridget Hoffman (as "Ruby Marlowe", English)

  • All-Loving Hero
  • Attempted Rape: Frequently a victim of this as rape is supposed to neutralize her priestess powers.
  • Big Eater: One of the most emblematic female examples. It should be noted that, by Word of God, she's supposed to be pudgy.
  • Book Dumb: Subverted: she's shown as more or less average in grades and works hard to get good ones and manages to get in a quite prestigious high school.
  • Clothing Damage: Whenever she is attacked, sometimes reducing her clothes to rags clinging to her underwear (which always stays miraculously intact).
  • Bridget Hoffman: Under the pseudonym Ruby Marlowe.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Displayed when she successfully saves her six bodyguards from Soi's lightning attack.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and brown hair. Although granted, Miaka's eyes are more hazel than truly brown.
  • Damsel in Distress: Often runs into dangerous situations and needs to be saved.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Played with. In the first episode she's doesn't hesitate to headbutt or pile drive thugs that accost her but she can't hit them hard enough to make them stay down. This means she still needs rescuing. On another occasion, she was trapped in a pocket dimension while a demon used her body to make trouble for her guardians. She badly injured herself to wound the imposter and escape but then she needed a blood transfusion.
  • The Ditz
  • Driven to Suicide: More than once.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She starts wearing her hair down as she matured.
  • Generic Cuteness: Is pretty, but not as beautiful as Yui.
  • Good Samaritan
  • Guilt Complex: Attributed to seeing her mother sad following a divorce. It only gets worse when she's the Priestess.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: In-universe, she is called fat, but she's got a quite full figure compared with other anime girls.
  • Idiot Heroine: Good grades or not, Miaka severely lacks common sense and doesn't think things through.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: Is on the receiving end of this when she agrees to be the Priestess.
  • Lethal Chef
  • Love Dodecahedron: She's pretty much the center of it.
  • Martyr Without a Cause
  • Miko
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: She wastes Tasuki's spell cards to make snacks. To be fair, she wasn't aware of the limits of said spell card's magic.
  • Naïve Everygirl
  • Nice Girl: Despite having flaws, Miaka is a kind-hearted girl who forgives mostly everyone who wronged her and she is shown to put her friends and others before herself when she summoned Suzaku.
  • Obsessed with Food: To the point where she literally can't control herself around food, and daydreams about it frequently. The bad guys (and Taiitsukun) take advantage of this more than once!
  • Odango Hair: Her default hairstyle. In the manga she'll often wear other hairstyles, but in the anime she wears her hair this way almost exclusively when it isn't let down.
  • Official Couple: With Tamahome.
  • Ordinary High-School Student
  • Teen Pregnancy: Downplayed example: she is 18 years old in the Eikoden OVA, and married to Taka when she becomes pregnant.
  • The Plan: In the 3rd OVA, it turns out she gave her unborn child to a girl who would use her strong feelings for Tamahome to save the Universe of the Four Gods, which was falling apart as the book became old and worn. Nothing is what it seems, and it was something Miaka did subconsciously. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • The Power of Friendship
  • The Power of Love
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Miaka is the red; Yui is blue.
  • Say My Name: Tamahome!!!
  • Tsundere: Towards Tamahome.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Though Miaka doesn't actually die in this series, that is not due to lack of effort on her part. Time and time again, she runs headfirst into danger alone, despite not having any magic or combat skills, and despite having 7 guardians whose sole purpose for existing is to protect her. She survives only because of the Suzaku 7 wage a vigorous battle with darwinism to keep her alive and the fact that most the enemies just want to kidnap her instead of kill her.
  • Virginity Makes You Stupid: Miaka is a virgin, and she's also a little on the slow side, but clearly well-intentioned.
  • Virgin Power
  • Wedding-Enhanced Fertility: When she marries Taka/Tamahome in "Eikoden," they conceive a baby on their honeymoon, making that baby extra special. It's the Living Macguffin needed to summon Suzaku again.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the manga, she constantly tries to get the approval of her well-intentioned but very exigent Education Mama.
  • Wrestler in All of Us
  • Xanatos Gambit: In "Eikoden," she gives her 12-week-old fetus to Mayo to save the universe.
  • Your Universe or Mine?

Yui Hongo / Seiryuu no Miko
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Japanese, TV series), Wakana Yamazaki (Japanese, CD Dramas), Wendee Lee (English)

Keisuke Yuuki, Miaka's older brother
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

Mrs. Yuuki, Miaka and Keisuke's mother
Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (Japanese), Mona Marshall

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Does care for her two kids, but after having to raise them alone for years, she's become quite embittered and over-exigent.
  • Education Mama: And how!
  • No Name Given
  • Parents as People: As said above, she does love her children but in her desire to do her best, she can be self-righteous and arrogant.

Tetsuya Kajiwara

Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese), Kirk Baily (English)

Mayo Sakaki
Voiced by: Junko Noda (Japanese), Lynn Fischer (English)

Takiko Ohkuda / Genbu no Miko (Fushigi Yuugi only)
Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese)

A Japanese schoolgirl from the 1920s, who became the Priestess of Genbu.

NOTE: She now has her own series, so only the tropes fitted for this part of the franchise here will be here. Those who wish to understand her further should refer to Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.

Suzuno Ohsugi / Byakko no Miko
Voiced by: Midori Nakazawa (Japanese)

Toki Ohsugi

  • The Caretaker: Inplied to be this for Suzuno in her last days.
  • Cassandra Truth: He never believed his grandmother Suzuno's claims about the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho.
  • Genre Savvy: Whether he believes Suzuno's stories or not, he immediately recognizes Keisuke and Tetsuya's arguments and decides to take them to his grandmother's presence.

    Suzaku Warriors 

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Toshihiko Seki (Japanese, CD dramas), Mamoru Miyano (Suzaku Ibun game), David Hayter (English)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese, TV series), Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese, radio dramas), Katsuyuki Konishi (Suzaku Ibun game), Kirk Thornton (English)

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (Japanese), Minami Takayama (Japanese, CD Drama), Junko Minagawa (Suzaku Ibun game), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese, CD Dramas), Kouki Miyata (Suzaku Ibun game), Stephen Apostolina (English)

Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese TV series), Kazuki Yao (Japanese, radio dramas), Kosuke Toriumi (Suzaku Ibun game), Daran Norris (English)

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (Japanese), Jurota Kosugi (Japanese, CD Drama), Kenta Miyake (Suzaku Ibun game), Richard Epcar (English)

Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakaminote  (Japanese, Tv series), Minami Takayama (Japanese, radio dramas), Akiko Kimura (Suzaku Ibun game), Lenore Zann (English)

    Seiryuu Warriors 

Voiced by: Toru Furusawa (Japanese, TV series), Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese, radio dramas), Daran Norris (English)

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese, TV series), Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese, radio dramas), Steve Staley (English)

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese, TV series), Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese, radio dramas), Steve Staley (English)

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), Selece Zan (English)

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Melodee Spevack (English)

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Dougary Grant (English)

Voiced by: Midori Nakazawa (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)

    Genbu Warriors (Fushigi Yuugi Only) 

NOTE: This place only lists the warriors and tropes shown in this part of the story. For those who wish to understand them further, please visit Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.

General Tropes for both Hikitsu and Tomite

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

Voiced by: Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese)

    Byakko Warriors 


Voiced by: Mika Doi
  • Action Girl: In her prime and when she reverts her own age and Tokaki's during the Suzaku-Seiryuu Era.
  • Battle Couple: With Tokaki.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was a very cute elder lady, but as the picture shows, she was SMOKING HOT in her prime. And since her power revolves about time, she can temporarily revert to the white-haired girl she was when young!
  • Never Mess with Granny: In her elder years.
  • Time Master: Her Seishi power, strong enough to keep Tatara's body as young and strong as in his prime for decades. As long as he doesn't either overuse his powers or step away from the place she casted the spell in. Which he doesn't mind since having to stay put in the resting place of the Shinzaho helps him a lot to guard it 24/7.
  • What Does She See in Him?: She and Tokaki. It's stated that he actually met little Tamahome when Subaru kicked him out of home and he had to become a traveller by force.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A sweet and loving wife, she can still keep her lecherous husband in line and won't hesitate to tell him when he's wrong. That, and she's very devoted to both her family and her beliefs as an ex Seishi.



Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi

    From the Book 

Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda

  • Big Good: The closest to a God in this place, aside of the Four Gods themselves.
  • Cool Old Lady: Her chosen form in the original series, though she was seen in that of a male child in Genbu Kaiden.
  • Physical God
  • Old Master
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: On one hand she's among those who send the Nyan-Nyans flying when they screw up, and has hit Miaka upside the head at least once. On the other, it's not like she's less harsh to guys: she's also seen beating up Tamahome and Hotohori for being rude to her.

The Nyan-Nyan
There's more of her.
Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami

Tamahome's family (Tamahome's father and siblings: brothers Chuuei and Shinkei, sisters Gyokuran and Yuiren)

You Houki
Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

  • Ascended Extra: Didn't have much development in the series or manga, but Suzaku Hi Den gave more insight into her past and personality.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Averted! She was a pretty decent empress dowager and regent.
  • Go Through Me: She stands in between Hotohori and her Unlucky Childhood Friend Shuu Tendou to keep them from duelling.
  • Hot Consort: Of Hotohori.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks suspiciously like Nuriko. Enough to momentarily fool the rest of the Suzaku warriors into thinking she's his ghost or his reincarnation... until Miaka hugs her and feels her breasts.
  • Nice Girl: A very kind and soft-spoken person.
  • Rags to Riches: She actually was from a very poor family, but was taken into the court due to her extreme beauty. She wasn't too keen on it, but accepted to help her family out.
  • Shrinking Violet: With purple hair to match.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She looks the part of a Japanese lady; beautiful, soft-spoken, traditional clothing etc. She's not lacking for inner iron either, specially as the Empress Dowager.

Shuu Tendo
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

Chou Kourin

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (Japanese)

Chou Rokou
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese)

  • Big Brother Mentor: Subverted. Rokou was sickly and cowardly as a kid, so Nuriko protected him instead.
  • Broken Bird: Male example, as the death of his beloved brother Nuriko has affected him greatly.
  • Ill Boy
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Tragic Keepsake: A jewel ball belonging to his younger brother, Nuriko. He refuses to give it away to Miaka and Co. in the OAV since it's the only real memento he has of Nuriko, but with some help of Chiriko's and Nuriko's spirits they manage to convince him.

The Emperor of Kutou
Voiced by: Ryuji Mizuno (Japanese), John Smallberries (English)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Ethan Murray (English)

Lady Motaiko

Boushin a.k.a Emperor Reizeitei
Voiced by: Akiko Yajima

     From The Suzaku Ibun Game 

General tropes for Madoka Ootori and Misaki Himuro

  • Expy: Of Miaka and Yui. Though Misaki is not taken back to Japan after she and Madoka get swallowed inside the book.
    • In Madoka's case, Word of God says that the game manufacturers created her as Miaka's replacement because they thought that it would be contradicting for Miaka to be the main character in the game as, in the original media, she was only deemed to love Tamahome.
  • Sailor Fuku: Madoka and Misaki's school uniforms look like Western ones, but the collars look a lot like those of a seifuku.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely:
    • Madoka, as the Player Character who becomes the Suzaku no Miko, looks really nice in the Miko robes that Miaka wore in the manga/series. She also looks super cute when she wears normal Chinese robes in the "Staying Behind" endings, or when she's in a Western wedding gown in Mitsukake's "Reincarnation Ending".
    • Misaki is also seen in really nice clothes when, just like Yui, she's appointed as the Seiryuu no Miko.

Madoka Ootori

The protagonist of the Suzaku Ibun game, she finds herself lost in the Universe of the Four Gods with her friend Misaki. After Tamahome rescues her from some thugs and helps her escape after she was imprisoned, she learns that Misaki has disappeared. Madoka agrees to become the priestess of Suzaku to find her friend and return home.
  • Always Save the Girl: Madoka's main goal is getting Misaki back no matter what.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: The normally short-haired Madoka is seen with far longer hair in Nuriko's Reincarnation Ending.
  • Expy: Of Miaka, in terms of disliking studying and being lazy about it, being rescued by Tamahome and becoming the priestess of Suzaku. She does adapt quite faster to her Suzaku no Miko role.
  • Fix Fic: The player can sorta pull this through Madoka, since depending on their actions they can make her prevent the deaths of the Suzaku Senshi who kick in in the original (Nuriko and Chiriko included) or keep Amiboshi from falling into the river...
  • Foreshadowing: Madoka's uniform's collar and ribbon is red, indicating her becoming the priestess of Suzaku.
  • Hair Decorations: Madoka has tiny braids, sometimes spiced up with just-as-small red ribbons.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Misaki are best friends and Tamahome even lampshades that they seem more like sisters to each other than friends.
  • Lap Pillow: She can do this to Chiriko, but only if the player does NOT manage to save him.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is spelled with the kanji for Female Phoenix. Ootori means Big Bird.
  • Psychic Powers: She has an ability known as Danger/Death Perception, which is basically a sort-of Spider-Sense that lets her sense when her loved ones are threatened.
  • Multiple Endings: This being basically a Dating Sim, the players can give Madoka more than one ending. This includes: "Normal Ending" (few love points with anyone), "Friendship Ending" (Misaki has the most points), Disappointing Love Ending (Madoka gets a guy to love her but must go back home without him since their love points aren't enough), "Reincarnation Ending" (Madoka has enough points with her beau to get him to be reincarnated a la Taka Sukunami), and "Staying Behind Ending" (if the player unlocks a certain scene and also gets Madoka enough love points with a boyfriend, one can choose between the Reincarnation Ending and a new one where she stays in the Book with her beloved).
  • Player Character: Madoka, as the girl who takes Miaka's "place" in the Suzaku Ibun game.
  • Shower of Awkward: A sort-of Running Gag that happens once per route is having Madoka trying to take a bath and then seeing one of the guys naked. Including Nuriko, excluding Chiriko.
  • Your Universe or Mine?: If she has enough affection with a Suzaku Warrior, she can ask Suzaku to either have the warrior be reborn into her world or that she can remain with him in the Universe of the Four Gods. It's easier said than done, however.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Madoka is a Grade A, when in her school uniform.

Misaki Himuro

The antagonistic priestess of the Suzaku Ibun game, she's best friends with Madoka. When the two are studying, Madoka finds the Universe of the Four Gods and both find themselves in Kounan. When some thugs try to pick them up, Misaki tells Madoka to run away by herself and Misaki will bait them to help her. After Tamahome helps her get away from the thugs, Misaki gets taken by some men to Kutou, where she becomes the priestess of Seiryu.
  • Expy: Of Yui. She's best friends with Madoka, both land in Kounan at the same time and get rescued by Tamahome. Misaki eventually becomes the priestess of Seiryu and Madoka's enemy.
  • Foreshadowing: Her becoming the priestess of Seiryu is foreshadowed in her uniform, which is identical to Madoka's, except her collar and ribbon are blue.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Madoka are best friends and Tamahome even lampshades that they seem more like sisters to each other than friends.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Misaki has long hair, contrasting with Yui's boyish haircut as well as Madoka's own.

Alternative Title(s): Fushigi Yugi