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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Miaka Yuuki / Suzaku no Miko

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Voiced by: Kae Araki (Japanese, TV series), Noriko Hidaka (Japanese, radio dramas), Bridget Hoffman (as "Ruby Marlowe", English)

  • 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.
  • 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: Her cooking is horrible.
  • Love Dodecahedron: She's pretty much the center of it.
  • 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.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Due to being back in her own world at the time, she's not present during Mitsukake's death.
  • 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: Until she was sucked into the book of The Four Gods, that is.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Miaka is the red; Yui is blue.
  • Say My Name: Tamahome!!!
  • Supporting Protagonist: She's the Big Good for Konan as the Suzaku priestess, but her seven star warriors are the ones who usually save the day.
  • 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.

Yui Hongo / Seiryuu no Miko

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Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Japanese, TV series), Wakana Yamazaki (Japanese, CD Dramas), Wendee Lee (English)

  • The Atoner: In the OVA.
  • Attempted Rape: Yui is immediately attacked by two men as soon as she enters the book, which sets the stage for much of the ensuing drama. Though, it was found out Nakago saved her before any real damage could occur.
  • Back from the Dead: After Miaka uses her first wish to rescue her from Seiryuu.
  • Belly Dancer: Her priestess outfit is pretty comparable to something a belly-dancer might wear.
  • Clothing Damage: When she gains Seiryuu's divine power.
  • Cute Bookworm: Sensible and studious, she cut her hair short in an effort to get boys to stop chasing her.

Keisuke Yuuki, Miaka's older brother

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Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

Mrs. Yuuki, Miaka and Keisuke's mother

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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.
  • 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)
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Mayo Sakaki

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

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Taka. Mainly because he's already in a Seduction-Proof Marriage with Miaka, and because Mayo is a former student of his, but she persists anyway and lies about their (nonexistent) relationship.
  • Driven to Suicide: After she realizes what she's done. Tamahome rescues her, though, whether the audiences want it or not.
  • Hot for Teacher: The guy she loves is her P.E. teacher and coach... Taka Sukunami a.k.a Tamahome.
  • Jerkass: Yui at her worst looks like Tohru Honda compared to her.
  • Karma Houdini: Even worse than Nakago. At least the guy did go through some pretty horrific shit that explains why he turned out like that.

Takiko Ohkuda / Genbu no Miko (Fushigi Yuugi only)

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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

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Voiced by: Midori Nakazawa (Japanese)

Another Japanese schoolgirl from the 1930s, who became the Priestess of Byakko.

NOTE: Suzuno's own series has begun, 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 Byakko Ibun.

Toki Ohsugi

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  • 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 

Tamahome

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

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied by other kids because of his Facial Markings.
  • Badass Longcoat: His final showdown with Suboshi happened in the real world, while Tamahome is wearing modern clothes including this one.
  • Berserk Button: If you don't want to risk being kicked into the sky, do not call him "Obake-chan". Or threaten Miaka/harm or kill his family.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He loves all his siblings and was pissed as fuck when Suboshi killed them along with their father.
  • Bishie Sparkle: He does this the most often...
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: The earring was part of the kodoku spell.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Midway through the series, his family gets slaughtered. This conveniently removes any reason for him to stay in his world instead of going to the real one to live with Miaka.
  • Country Mouse: Lives in a poor village, works many jobs to provide for his family. As Taka, he's a youth from the Japanese countryside who studies and works in Tokyo.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Loved by Miaka. Desired by Yui and Mayo. Object of Nakago's obsession. Vitriolic Best Friend with Ho Yay hints to Tasuki. Nuriko loved to tease him and once kissed him. Keisuke fawns over him quite a few times when he's at the real world.
  • Facial Markings: His Suzaku mark is located on his forehead.
  • Fish out of Water: He was transported to the real (modernized) world along with Miaka near the end of the story.
  • Guttural Growler: In both Japanese and English versions, the latter more so.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When he first met Miaka, he rudely ask her for money because he have to feed his family without her knowing until she met them and they have few arguments but they love each other.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He was introduced sporting a ponytail. It was chopped off by Suboshi's Killer Yoyo during their fight after he killed Tamahome's family.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye:
    • To his family except his youngest sister, who immediately dies upon seeing him.
    • For his fellow Suzaku Warriors, he was absent in Mitsukake and Hotohori's deaths due to being in Miaka's world at the time.
  • Nice Guy: He loves his family much and grows to love Miaka and treat her decently despite their arguments, he's even more nicer when he was reincarnated in the real universe as 'Taka'.
  • Official Couple: With Miaka.

Hotohori

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

  • Bishōnen: Even in a universe populated by them, he stands out.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks very effeminate to the point that Miaka and a few characters have mistaken him as a girl.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Nuriko, Nuriko, Nuriko... Also, one of the bandits from Mt. Reikaku.
  • King Incognito: Pulls this on Miaka, then later travels with Tasuki and Mitsukake for a few days before letting them know he's the Emperor.
  • Lady of War: Fights like one.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He was one of these in his childhood when he was educated and sheltered in Konan's palace as the prince before becoming the emperor at the age of 14, because of these he never went outside Konan's palace and city, make friends and experience love even from his previous emperor father and his mother. He was aware of these and when he learns that he is a Suzaku warrior and the Suzaku Priestess will come to his world, he wishes that the priestess will help end his loneliness and find true friends who will accept him as a person.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: So much that Miaka mistakes him as a girl.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Hotohori is in love with Miaka, who is in love with Tamahome. Meanwhile, Nuriko is in love with him.
  • Loving a Shadow: Was in love with Miaka's image as the Suzaku no Miko, rather than as the person she truly was.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: He was never present in any of his fallen fellow Suzaku Warriors deaths.
  • Red Is Heroic: In addition to red being Team Suzaku's Color Motif, Hotohori is mostly clad in said color.
  • Replacement Love Interest: He looks just like his unbeknownst-to-him half-brother Tendou, who once shared a relationship with Hotohori's later wife, Houki.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: Is the Rich Suitor twice. Miaka picks Tamahome over him first, then Houki picks him over his half-brother.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The Emperor. A reasonably good politician and administrator. A really badass fighter.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: "I'm so beautiful, it SCARES ME!"
  • Supporting Leader: Being The Emperor, he's the highest authority figure of the protagonists. However, Miaka is the Supporting Protagonist while fellow Suzaku Warrior Tamahome is The Hero.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Hotohori pulls this on one of the Mount Reikaku bandits. The bandit is so smitten he doesn't really care. That, and in his first appearance he dropped a Bridget on Miaka herself...

Nuriko

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

  • Ambiguously Bi: He's in love with Emperor Hotohori, but there are subtle hints that he might have also developed feelings for Miaka in the time before his death.
    • All Love Is Unrequited: Nuriko stated in volume 9 that his female side liked Hotohori, but his male side loved Miaka... and neither returned his feelings.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He's a guy and yet he was selected to be in the emperor's harem. Though it seems that almost no one knows that he's a boy at first.
    • At first Nuriko only wears female clothes and looks good on them, but later he puts on male clothing more frequently and damn is he handsome.
  • Badass Gay: The physically strongest of the Suzaku, and also openly proud of the fact that he's a man with the heart of a woman, being head-over-heels in love with Hotohori.
  • Beauty Mark: He hhas one under his left eye. It gets quite the focus in a very tragic scene of his past, when his child self's face is shown while he cries his heart out after the death of his younger sister Kourin.
  • The Big Guy: Nuriko has the strength of, 10 or more grown men, but isn't all that tall or muscular or masculine and in fact is proud of his cuteness.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's proud of his looks, but also VERY proud of his strength.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Suzaku Hi Den states that he played this role towards a girl named Houki, his Identical Stranger and Hotohori's eventual wife.
    • He is also always willing to give Tamahome advices on his relationship with Miaka.
  • Characterization Marches On: Nuriko is mostly established as a fun, sensible ally... so it's pretty strange to look back at the early incident where he almost let Miaka drown in a pond out of psychotic jealousy over Hotohori.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He's a crossdresser and had everyone, both In-Universe and out, fooled that he's a woman.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The main cause of his death is Ashitare impaling the left side of his body with his claws.
  • Important Haircut: To symbolize that he was not going to chase after his sister's shadow anymore and begin living like a man. Too bad, it didn't last long...
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Like Hotohori and Tasuki, he loved Miaka too, but unlike them, he never fought with Tamahome over that. He did confess his feelings to Tamahome, but quickly assured him not to worry, because he also liked Tamahome as well as everyone else, so he wanted them happy together.
  • Jerkass: At first towards Miaka at the start of the manga and anime when he assumed Miaka will ruin his plan of falling in love with Hotohori and begins to treat her badly even worse he attempted to have her drowned, it didn't work and Miaka tells him off by smacking him in the face then gives him a pebble as a act of kindness and he begins to treat her more respectful as a friend.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After Miaka treats him with kindness, he becomes this as he decided to help Miaka return to her world and once she comes back, he helps her once again in search for the other Suzaku warriors proving he's compassionate and loyal to his friends despite mocking Miaka in a childish way and having bit of a bad temper.
  • Large Ham: He sometimes speak very theatrically.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Justified as he was crossdressing. He later cuts it off.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: His earliest behavior towards Miaka.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He is pretty slender, but he is stronger than all the Suzaku warriors combined.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye:
    • To his eldest brother, his last sibling, as Nuriko dies in a mission on a far away land.
    • Only Miaka and Tamahome were with him in his death bed. His fellow Suzaku Warriors either are in Konan (Hotohori) or arrived too late (the rest).
  • Personality Powers: A subversion. Nuriko takes pride in extremely ladylike behavior, but exhibits super strength.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In series, but especially in the Eikoden OVA, where he is reincarnated as a Moe little girl with Super Strength.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: A dude who crossdresses and behaves rather femininely in female clothes, but when he ditches his female side, he is actually very manly.
  • Sacrificial Lion: First member of the main cast to bite it.
  • Silent Credits: A variant. Unlike in the death episode of the other slain Suzaku Warriors, the regular ending theme did not play in Nuriko's but rather a different one but played in a very monotonous manner.
  • Snow Means Death: He dies in a snowy field.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: And in the end, it didn't accomplish a lot.

Chichiri

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

  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: His ability to shapeshift is rarely put to offensive use against Seiryuu.
  • Kill Us Both: He attempts this in the second OVA, but survives.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Team Suzaku's resident magic user, but that doesn't mean he's not skilled in physical combat.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's almost always easygoing and kind. Pray to the Four Gods if he's not joking.
  • My Greatest Failure: The deal with his old girlfriend and his friend.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Nuriko, who was notably the only time Chichiri missed a fallen fellow Suzaku Warrior's final moments.
  • Nice Guy: Even though he wears his mask to appear cheerful, he's polite and respectful to everyone even his enemies.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: There is a very iconic moment in the series when he loses his cool, and unleashes the mother of Shaming the Mob speeches to a bunch of Kutou and Konan warriors Mitsukake just DIED to heal, as they were about to go at it again. They fall silent.
  • Stepford Smiler: Behind his mask with a scar covering his entire left eye and half of his nose bridge which he got attempting to rescue his best friend.

Tasuki

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

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Way more jerkish than Tamahome and Nuriko as he tends to be rudely insensitive and fights with Tamahome still he strongly values friendship as he cries in mourning for Nuriko, Chiriko, Mitsukake and Hotohori's death.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Very little actual banditry is seen from the Mount Reikaku thieves. Despite being their leader, Tasuki himself is rarely, if ever, shown actually committing theft.

Mitsukake

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

  • Cast from Hit Points: His powers can only be used once a day, and even then he's left very drained. The time he uses them twice, he dies.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "The Emperor is rather popular..."
  • Defrosting Ice King: When Miaka first met him, he coldly rejects her plea for help because of his failure to rescue Shouka from dying, he quickly warms up to the former when he put Shouka out of her misery to save her.
  • Hachimaki: He's always wearing a bandana.
  • Healing Hands: Not only is his Suzaku mark in his right palm, but it's also where his powers come from.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrificed his entire life force to save everyone in war-ravaged Konan even the Kutou soldiers when he met a woman with her baby also named Shouka, who was close to death.
  • Important Haircut: He cuts his long Messy Hair and shaves his Perma-Stubble right before joining Miaka and the others.

Chiriko

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

  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: You wouldn't know he's a guy if anyone didn't say so.
  • Heroic Suicide: Since he couldn't expel Miboshi from his body, he took a third option and offed himself.

    Seiryuu Warriors 

Nakago

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

  • Coitus Uninterruptus: Suboshi walks in on him having sex with Soi at one point. Nakago isn't the least bit bothered. Is also on the receiving end, when he goes to talk to the emperor, who is in bed with 3 concubines.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Has Soi as his lover. Also kisses Yui. Is fixated on Tamahome and even gives him a Forceful Kiss.
  • Deus Sex Machina: Having sex with Soi heals his injuries and recharges his chi.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Although perhaps not in the way you'd think. After serving the Emperor of Kutou for most of the series—the same Emperor who had incidentally wiped out his tribe and sexually abused him as a child—Nakago finally rises up, stages a coup, and murders him.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Tomo is in love with him. The emperor also used him as a Sex Slave when he was young.
  • Ki Manipulation: His celestial power allows him to use his own energy.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's a good looking man. Miaka even compares him to a star when she first sees him.
  • Love Epiphany: For Soi when she died protecting him. If him carrying around her corpse from the battlefield in Kounan back to the palace in Kutou is any indication.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The former general of the Kutou army, Kouyuu Gi, is actually his Disappeared Dad. Nakago finds this out too late and kills Kouyuu, apparently to get a Klingon Promotion.
  • Pet the Dog: In Soi's flashback, when he saved her from being abused by her pimp.
  • Rape as Backstory: Part of his Freudian Excuse.
  • Self-Made Orphan: As a child, he accidentally killed his mom when he tried to save her from her rapists, since he couldn't control his newly awakened powers. As an adult, he kills the Shogun of Kutou to get his rank... and later finds out he's his Disappeared Dad.

Amiboshi

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

  • Heel–Face Turn: While one of the least evil enemies, coming in contact with Miaka helps him pull this.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Has some feelings for Miaka when amnesiac, but it goes nowhere. Not to mention, said thoughts seemed to be fueled by his adoptive parents's belief that they'd make a decent couple rather than his own feelings.
  • Sole Survivor: The only Seiryuu warrior to be alive by the end of the story.
  • Spoiler Opening: The actual Chiriko is constantly shown in the OBB since the very first episode, rendering the twist of Amiboshi being The Mole useless.
  • Token Good Teammate: Aside from being The Mole, he's the most moral member of the Seiryuu warriors.
  • Twincest: Him and Suboshi give quite the vibes, and it's NOT helped by Suboshi giving him an Intimate Healing. And definitely not helped by Miaka's thoughts during that episode either...

Suboshi

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

Ashitare

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

  • The Brute: He is literally used as the muscle of Team Seiryuu.
  • Eye Scream: Nuriko burns his left eye with a firecracker.
  • Facial Horror: Nuriko burns most of the left side of his face using a firecracker.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His favorite meal is beautiful young virgins.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Nakago.
  • Neck Snap: How Nuriko kills his human form.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He starts out as a hulking, rather wolfish humanoid. After his death, he resurrects in the form of a wolf.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appeared in a handful of episodes, but in those appearances he managed to [[spolier:directly cause the death of Nuriko]] and steal Genbu's Shinzaho for Team Seiryuu before dying.

Soi

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

  • Alas, Poor Yorick: Nakago is seen carrying her corpse for months.
  • Anti-Villain: One of the most sympathetic Seiryuu Seishi, she specifically says she doesn't have anything against Miaka and Co. but must fight them anyway for Nakago.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: Sacrifices her life to save Nakago's when the latter is distracted and doesn't notice an oncoming strike.

Tomo

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

Miboshi

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

  • Would Hurt a Child: Prefers to possess children, because it's easier to overtake their small bodies and innocent souls. His known victims include an unnamed young Buddhist monk/monk-in-training (the body he uses now), and Chiriko.

    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

  • Undying Loyalty: To their Priestess of Genbu, and their duties as Celestial Warriors.


Hikitsu

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Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)

Tomite

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Voiced by: Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese)

  • The Stoic: Compare to Hikitsu, it's clear that Tomite is straight out unsympathetic towards anyone other than his own fellow teammate.

    Byakko Warriors 

Subaru

Voiced by: Mika Doi
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  • Action Girl: In her prime and when she reverts her own age and Tokaki's during the Suzaku-Seiryuu Era.
  • Battle Couple: With Tokaki.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's very well endowed and is a formidable fighter. Doubles as Gag Boobs when Miaka attempted to eat them, thinking they're food.
  • 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!
  • Mystical White Hair: A white-haired woman with time manipulation powers.
  • 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.

Tokaki

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Tatara

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi
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    From the Book 

Taiitsukun

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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.
  • 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

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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)

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You Houki

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Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

  • Ascended Extra: Didn't have much development in the series or manga, but the Suzaku Hi Den novels and OAV gave more insight into her past and personality.
  • Gag Boobs: They were used just to point out that she's not Nuriko after Miaka hugs her.
  • 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, who was close friends with her before dying. 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

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Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

  • Unlucky Childhood Friend For Houki.
  • Walking Spoiler: The man only shows up in Suzaku Hi Den, so his in-story role can't be fully revealed without tossing in lots of info about the novel/OAV's plot as a whole.

Chou Kourin

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (Japanese)

  • Half-Identical Twins: Subverted, she and Nuriko were NOT twins (he was one year older), but were so similar in looks that people apparently thought they were twins.

Chou Rokou

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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.
  • 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

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Voiced by: Ryuji Mizuno (Japanese), John Smallberries (English)

  • Coitus Uninterruptus: Has no qualms about talking to Nakago while in bed with two or three concubines.

Kouji

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

Lady Motaiko

  • Missing Mom: Motaiko died right after Hotohori became the Crown Prince.
  • Stage Mom: She did everything to ensure that Hotohori, her son, would be appointed as heir.

Boushin a.k.a Emperor Reizeitei

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Voiced by: Akiko Yajima
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Formally ascended to the throne before he turned 10 years old. Though technically speaking, he was already Emperor since his father Hotohori died before he was born.

     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

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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

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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

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