Characters: Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden

This is the character sheet for Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden.


WARNING: Unmarked spoilers ahead, please self-advise. Based on how the work is choreographed, various tropes here contains major plot spoilers!
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    From the "real" universe 

Takiko Okuda / Genbu no Miko

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese, CD Drama, Game)

  • Action Girl: Unlike the other Mikos, Takiko was trained in self-defense in the real world. She's a naginata user, and gets one for her personal use in the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Doesn't fit in with the other girls at school, in part because she's the new kid.
  • Ascended Extra - Hero of Another Story: Takiko was only mentioned in the original manga, and had a small cameo in the TV series. She then got a whole manga to herself and her adventures with the Genbu Warriors.
  • Blade on a Stick: Takiko has, like many girls in Japan had/have, Naginata training. When she gets sucked into The Universe of the Four Gods, she has one constructed for her.
  • Child Marriage Veto: When her governess talks about potential suitors for Takiko, she says she refuses to marry, anyway. Ultimately subverted when she marries Rimudo.
  • Defiled Forever: Takiko climbs into bed topless with the girl she found, hoping to absorb her fever and bring it down. However, as Uruki, this girl does not stay a girl, and Takiko freaks out, saying how she'd never be able to marry.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: She falls into this blunder sometimes.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: She always puts others's needs ahead of her own. This isn't as good as it seems
  • Hair Decorations: See the red bow on her hair
  • Happily Married: To Uruki.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Takiko does this to catch a thief in the first chapter.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Deconstructed. It's useful at times, but Takiko's low self-esteem is part of the reason Genbu consumes her soul.
  • Ill Girl: Takiko has fell into various levels of sicknesses throughout her journey, but it's later revealed that she has caught tuberculosis from her dead mother Yoshie.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Repeatedly coughing and catching colds or fevers, it turns out to be tuberculosis.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: The house where the Okudas moved in is a very big Japanese complex, implying the family is pretty loaded. However, Takiko has lotsa trouble fitting in, and especially at school where the Alpha Bitch Touyama antagonises her.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: She often wears a hakama. Justified Trope: her story is set in the very straightlaced Taishou Era, and not to mention hakama were used as school uniforms for girls before the sailor uniforms were introduced (and which Suzuno wore years late.)
    • Wordof God says that, when Takiko was still in Tokyo, she did wear a Sailor Fuku since they came around just about the time when the story takes place.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: Takiko took naginatajutsu classes during her time as an Ordinary High-School Student. When she becomes Trapped in Another World she has a naginata made for her.
  • Oblivious to Love: Towards Tomite.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father is always on trips, and doing research, which turns out to be an attempt to save his wife, who is dying of tuberculosis.
  • Precocious Crush: Her first love was a much older married man (Takao Ohsugi, Suzuno's father). She gets over it though and falls for Uruki.
  • Plucky Girl: She's very, very stubborn and at times kinda Hot-Blooded. And it's because she works so hard, that this is the reason why all of the joined seishis began to like her as their boss, and have hope in saving the world.
  • Rags to Royalty: From a mere ill high school girl note , to the Queen of Hokkan.
  • Sailor Fuku: Subverted. Takiko uses hakama to go to school instead of the recently implemented sailor fuku, but according to Word of God she used to wear the fuku when she lived in Tokyo.
  • Tragic Hero
  • Tragic Keepsake: The necklace of Anlu the Oracle.
  • Virgin Soul Sacrifice: When she summons Genbu, he will [attempt to] 'absorb' her, or consume her soul.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Look at her page image, then look at the trope list and see that she has a plucky personality and a naginata.

Einosuke Okuda

Voiced by: Tōru Ōkawa (Japanese, CD Drama)

  • Murder-Suicide - Offing the Offspring: He mercy kills the dying Takiko with their bloodline as their medium, by killing himself only. (Which probably just worked because of the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho's influence)
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Takiko is pulled into the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho and realizing the danger it poses to the priestess, he's horrified at having created the book.
  • Parents as People: He is pretty cold to his Ill Girl wife and his Yamato Nadeshiko daughter. He eventually does admit he was wrong, apologizes to Takiko, and tells her that it was because he wanted to use the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho to heal Mrs. Okuda.
  • Workaholic: He's portrayed as this initially, stated to be often away from home in order to travel around to research things for his books, being concerned with his notebook containing the research and said to barely ever leave his study.

Yoshie Okuda

  • Big Fancy House: The Japanese-styled home where the Okudas live at the start of the manga is implied to belong to her family, rather than to her husband.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Died of tuberculosis at the start.
  • Missing Mom: Takiko's deceased mother.
  • Parents as People: She cares for Takiko and her kid loves her back, but is troubled by her husband's absence and it's hinted that she feels that she hasn't done enough for the sake of poor Takiko.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Just like Takiko. In example, she worries quite a bit about her fatal illness screwing up with her daughter's current and future happiness, specially since she's bullied at school for it.

Takao Ohsugi

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese, CD Drama)

  • Big Brother Mentor: To Takiko.
  • The Consigliere - Number Two: He was Mr. Okuda's right hand and research advisor. He keeps the book after his boss and Takiko's deaths, and after his own daughter Suzuno's adventures in it, he's the one who sends it to the National Library.
  • Nice Guy: No wonder Takiko crushed on him madly.
  • Precocious Crush: Takiko's feelings for him.

Oikawa

  • The Beautiful Elite: He's sweet, he's got brains, he's got looks, he's got money, he's got all the things a girl would've die for.
  • The Cutie
  • Hospital Hottie: He works as a doctor and is a very cute-looking young man.
  • Meganekko
  • Nice Guy
  • Romantic Runner-Up: He asks Takiko out when she temporarily returns to the real world, and he genuinely likes her as proved by how he doesn't mind that his potential bride is an Ill Girl... but being a man from Japan while Uruki is one of the Genbu Warriors he can't compete. In fact Takiko feels terrible because, despite knowing first-hand how cute and gentle he is, she can't return his feelings.

Suzuno Ohsugi

    Genbu Warriors 

Uruki

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai [Male], and Miki Nagasawa [Female] (Japanese, CD Drama, Game)

Hikitsu

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese, CD Drama, Game, Fushigi Yuugi TV series)

Tomite

Voiced by: Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese, CD Drama, Game, Fushigi Yuugi TV series)

Hatsui

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese, CD Drama)

Namame

Inami

Voiced by: Masako Katsuki (Japanese, CD Drama)

  • Break the Cutie: Her powers manifested when she was pregnant, and after a terrible attack on her she lost her unborn kid. Shunu barely managed to save her life.
  • Broken Bird
  • Defrosting Ice Queen
  • Elemental Powers: The smoke from her BFP.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Was a brothel madam like her mentor and savior, Shunu.
  • Legacy of Service: She was born into the line of royal servanthood, her mom was one of the Hokkan Palace's Chambermaids, and Inami has been serving inside the palace since she was 8. It was not until the event of Tegiru overthrowing Temudan that she needed to flee the palace due to her husband being labeled as part of Temudan's army.
  • Team Dad: Known for grounding her not-even-half-her-age teammates the firm way, and plus, Hikitsu's the officially deemed Mom, there's no need for her to be motherly at all!
  • Token Adult: At the age of 41, she is effectively the most physically mature person of the group.

Urumiya (Walking Spoiler Warning)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu [Hagas] (Japanese, CD Drama)


Urumiya Hagas

  • Achilles in His Tent / Refusal of the Call: Is the only Senshi who refuses to join Takiko all the way through due to the fact that he can't fight his fate.
  • Knight of Cerebus
  • Mega Manning / All Your Powers Combined: His power, and he's got Uruki and Tomite's abilities already. But it's even scarier to know that he doesn't need to defeat anybody to obtain all of the other seishis powers if he actually wants to.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: As the twin who bares half of the power of Urumiya, the physically weaker in health due to his incurable Soap Opera Disease, and fully understands that his older brother, Tegu has the more responsible and willing personality to uphold the celestial fate, Hagas has been preparing for his own death in order to transfer the full Urumiya responsibility to Tegu to have him support the Genbu Team for a long time, and eventually Hagas fulfilled it.
  • The Stoic
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His eyes are going blind.

Urumiya Tegu

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Alas, the twin to take up the full "Urumiya" name has been designated...
  • Backup Twin: After Tegu's growth curse has been lifted, he took over Hagas' place in looking after Firuka, and marries her in the end.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's the older brother and the first of the twins to have his powers awakened, therefore he has the mindset of protecting Hagas since they were toddlers.
  • Bokukko: After being a kid for 17 years, he doesn't kick the habit. note 
  • Captain Oblivious: He's chained within an unknown cave and was ordered to use his powers whenever he "detects any kind of evading threat." This made him unaware that he himself is delaying the Celestial Warriors' mission to save him. As it turns out, Tegu was indeed aware that he was blocking off his fellow Celestial Warriors on purpose due to Emperor Tegiru claiming he was holding his brother hostage and wasn't sure if he could rebel against Tegiru's wishes; since Tegu himself was also imprisoned under a special spell, it wasn't until Team Uruki broke into his cell that he understood the whole situation.
  • Captured Super Entity: He was the first Celestial Warrior known to the royal family, and was abducted shortly by the then Prince Tegiru to use for one, install fear to his country, and two, give him credit to ascend the throne.
  • Distressed Dude
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger
  • Last Guy Wins: In the end, He paired up with Firuka in place of his brother.
  • Must Make Amends: After his whole incident comes to a close, the first thing he did upon meeting Takiko within the first minute was kneeling before her and all the Celestial Warriors in apology asking for their forgiveness, and was willing to do anything to make up for his wrongdoings.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: He's been a 9 year-old for over 17 years, and it's not until Hagas dies that his curse was able to be broken.
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair was originally black, but somehow drastically turned white over the years he was locked up.
  • Power Nullifier: I WILL SING all of you superpowered invaders down to NORRRMAAAALLLL!!!!
  • Supernatural Sensitivity: He uses this to detect the seishis' power activity and if their power usage is near the defense territory, he deactivates their powers.
  • Theme Music Power-Up = Music for Courage: After becoming the official Urumiya, his vocal powers serves mainly as the power-up support to the six Celestial Warriors, along with some warm spiritual healing towards the people of Hokkan.

    Kutou Special Taskforce 

Shigi

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese, CD Drama, Game)

  • Alas, Poor Villain: If his parents and tribe weren't brutally killed in front of him he might have turned out normal
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil
  • Darkand Troubled Past: Watching your family and clan be brutally slaughtered and then getting castrated does not equal a happy childhood
  • Defrosting Ice King: Somewhat, if he is Mariko's chosen love interest in Kagami no Miko. Leading to Star-Crossed Lovers in the end.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Just look how calm he is slashing people up with blood smeared across his face. He eventually loses his calm facade when he slowly realizes how ineffective his army and fighting skills are at dealing with the Genbu miko and warriors
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones
  • Evil Duo: Shigi and Hien are this
  • Evil Orphan
  • Eunuchs Are Evil
  • Kick the Dog
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being defeated numerous times by the Genbu Warriors Shigi still manages to show horrific signs of sociopathy when he harms/kills innocents for aiding the Warriors. Anlu the child oracle find out the hard way
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Look at fast Hien grows silent with just one word from an obviously annoyed Shigi.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else: Takiko overhears Shigi and Hien discuss why they joined the Kutou Army and realizes they're child soldiers having to find a way to live by their own means.
  • Those Two Bad Guys
  • The Unfettered: After Prince Hakei rescued Shigi from a harem he became completely devoted to Hakei, his obsession with killing the Genbu Warriors initially begins because of his loyalty to Hakei and the Kutou army. When Hakei changes his mind of killing the warriors after Genbu's summoning, Shigi cannot handle this fact since his entire life revolved around the warrior's demise.

Hien

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama (Japanese, CD Drama)

Prince Hakei

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese, CD Drama)

    The Hokkan Imperial Family (Roun Family) 

Lord Temudan

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese, CD Drama)

Emperor Tegiru

Firuka

    From the Book 

Taiitsukun

The divine god who looks over the Universe of the Four Gods. Unlike in Fushigi Yuugi where she gave the appearance of an old lady, here she portrays herself as a "little Chinese boy." Therefore, tropes below would proceed to use pronoun "he" for the convenience of the story.

The Nyan-Nyan

Borate Tan

Voiced by: Ai Satou (Japanese, CD Drama)

  • Apron Matron: She's one cool mama to everyone except for her son for disciplinary reasons, but we don't really feel bad for you though, Tomite.
  • Call to Adventure: In a world filled with the superstition of the "Curse of the Genbu Priestess", about half of the the Ha Tribe believes in the foretold peace and prosperity the Genbu Priestess and Celestial Warriors would give. And she was the honored one who prides her son awaken to be Tomite, and pleaded with all her might to ask Takiko to take up the calling to be their awaited Priestess, and convince her son to fulfill his destiny as a Celestial Warrior.
  • Mama Bear: Towards her own son, and yet we still don't feel sorry for you, Tomite.

Aila Chen

Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese, CD Drama)

Anlu the Oracle

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese, CD Drama)

Soruen Wakaosa

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese, CD Drama)

  • Battle Butler: To Uruki.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Of Uruki.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Legacy of Service: His family has been serving Uruki's mother's side of the family for generations, when the event of Temudan wanting to off the then newborn Uruki, Soruen's father fled the palace with Uruki on behalf of Uruki's mother's wishes. Once Soruen's father fled back to his hometown and has told his tribe about the situation, all men who's born in the first line of the Wakaosa family, by loyalty, are pledged to guard Uruki with all their power. Sadly, Soruen ended up as the last person in line to guard Uruki.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Token Adult: He was in this position before Hikitsu was located. But once Hikitsu joined, Soruen naturally passed the torch to him so that he can perform his other missions, such as tracking the Kutou Special Task Force, and investigate the Hokkan government's latest movements.
  • Passing the Torch: Once he understood Uruki's relationship with Takiko has been solidified, he gradually moves out of Uruki's dependency of him in order to let Takiko and the Genbu Warriors become the center of Uruki's life. Eventually, preparing himself to lay down his life for his master.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards his master, Uruki.

    Game Original Characters 
The following characters only appear on the game version of the Genbu Kaiden Franchise, released on the PS2, PSP, and Nintendo DS consoles. Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden Gaiden: Kagami no Miko was treated as a Sidequest incident not long after Hikitsu joined in on the journey. But this game was heavily criticized by fans due to the unexplained absence of Hatsui, Namame , and even Hagas, who should've been part of the story regardless whether they are "qualified bachelors" or not. The developers later made a somewhat excuse in giving Hatsui and Namame a reason of absence, and yet, it still doesn't make sense.

Mariko Kobayashi

  • Barrier Maiden: With a twist - a cult from the Book World wants Mariko to be the Priestess for a supposed fifth God, the Yellow Water Dragon.
  • Canon Foreigner: As the Player Character of the Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden Gaiden: Kagami no Miko game.
  • Girl Next Door: She's less stubborn than Takiko, as well as sweet and rather cheerful.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones.
  • Identical Stranger: Of Takiko.
  • Magic Mirror: Mariko and her best friend Takumi are swallowed into Hokkan through one of these, which Mariko's dad, an archaeologist, came across with in one of his researches several decades after the events of Genbu Kaiden, and was spotted at home by Mariko by accident. So in order to return home and find the lost Takumi, Mariko has no choice but to rely on Takiko's group to help send Mariko and Takumi back to where they belong.
  • Multiple Endings: Kagami no Miko has many elements of dating sims, and Mariko can potentially hook up with several guys: Takumi, Uruki, Tomite, Hikitsu, Shigi or Shigi's Number Two Shura . ( Though she cannot stay with neither them, unless Takumi is the chosen one.) There's also a non-romantic route that explores Mariko and Takiko's friendship and has her as a Takiko/ Uruki Shipper on Deck.
  • She's Got Legs: Blame the super short Magic Skirt.
  • You Have 48 Hours: Mariko has ten days to find Takumi and return home.

Takumi Mochizuki

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

Shura

Voiced by: Kousuke Okano