The main character of the story; a Japanese boy who left to study abroad to escape the shadow of his successful brothers. By some twist of fate, he becomes a messenger and companion to the most eccentric pupil in the school, Victorique.
- Alliterative Name
- Arrested for Heroism: Kazuya gets arrested when he reports a murder he witnessed to Grevil, who thinks the way it supposedly happened was impossible, and therefore Kazuya is lying to cover it up.
- Audience Surrogate
- Badass Bookworm: When the bookworm starts beating the shit out of an axe-murderer with a pair of brass knuckles, one might imagine that he's not to be trifled with.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Brown Eyes
- Butt Monkey
- Clear My Name: He begs Victorique to help him when he is accused of murder.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may look harmless and can seem a bit slow-witted, but just try to harm Victorique and he will kick your ass.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
- Declaration of Protection: He declares he will protect Victorique several times.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: He is reunited with Victorique after 4 years of fighting in the World War II.
- Hostage Situation: In Episode 22, Grevil takes him as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult and sends him back to Japan.
- I Got Bigger: In the Distant Finale, he has become notably taller in the past 4 years.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Black/Dark Reaper" or "The Reaper Who Comes in Spring."
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: It takes quite a few of the citizens of Sauville more than one go to correctly identify Kazuya's country of origin. Hardly surprising, given the relative lack of international travel at the time.
- Lady and Knight: He's the Knight and Victorique's the Lady.
- Last Name Basis: Everyone in the series, except his family, calls him by his last name.
- Memento MacGuffin: The ring Victorique gives him for Christmas.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Victorique claims that Kazuya is her servant.
- Mystery Magnet
- Neat Freak
- New Transfer Student: Kazuya transfers to St. Marguerite Academy before the start of the series.
- Nice Guy
- Nice Hat
- Oblivious to Love
- Official Couple: With Victorique.
- One Head Taller: Than Victorique.
- Shinigami: His nickname.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: According to a prophecy, this will be the case for him and Victorique. Averted at the end.
- Tareme Eyes
- Teens Are Short
- The Watson
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: So far demonstrates an admirable degree of restraint, even in the face of likely death.
Victorique de Blois
The heroine of the story. Despite being a child, she is the greatest detective in the country.
- Amateur Sleuth
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Among other things, Victorique is able to use a revolver to hit a target the size of a box of cigarettes at several hundred meters from a speeding train despite never picked one up in her life - all she needed was for Kujo to help her support it.
- Badass Bookworm
- Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Avril's Betty.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Catch Phrase:
- Child by Rape: Victorique thinks she is an illegitimate daughter of the de Blois family with a politically-troublesome mother, which is why she's spent most of her life isolated from the rest of society. She's actually a Tyke Bomb the Marquis raped out of a stray superhuman. Whom he abandoned in a Bedlam House after she was born.
- Clear Their Name: She goes to the Village of the Gray Wolves to prove her mother's innocence in the crime of killing a priest.
- Cry Cute
- Cute Bookworm
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Most of the scenes of her running will have her trip and fall on her face.
- Not so much a matter of clumsiness than that she has never worn anything remotely suitable for any kind of physical activity in the course of the series; high heels, petticoats and frilly dresses don't make running exactly easy.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life, was treated with zero affection, and even after being moved to nicer quarters, had her movements heavily restricted.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She eventually warms up because of Kujo.
- Disease Bleach: The stress of... well, everything between her father collecting her to help with his war effort and her arrival in Japan turned her hair permanently white.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe
- Ditzy Genius
- Dreadful Musician: When she sang in the bath, Kazuya thought that she was screaming in pain or fear.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Has them in the flashbacks to her days living with the de Blois family.
- Dye or Die: Her hair becomes white as a result of Disease Bleach, but it helps her to avoid pursuers.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: She manages to escape from Sauville and be reunited with Kazuya at Japan after having to flee to the other end of the world alone in the middle of World War II while being a criminal refugee.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Emotionless Girl: She seems to be this at first, but she's really just repressing her emotions.
- Expy: Of Rozen Maiden's Shinku. The long blond hair, the Elegant Gothic Lolita dresses, the reserved, yet bossy attitude, the red dress she wears in the OP and the fact she is constantly compared to a doll makes it blatant obvious. Her mother is even voiced by Shinku's seiyuu.
- Girl in the Tower: Back in her days living with the de Blois family.
- Great Detective
- Green Eyes
- Guile Heroine
- Hair Decorations
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde, a lolita, and called "Golden Fairy of the Library".
- Heroic Bastard
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: On the drama CD, there are two versions of her Image Song. One where Aoi Yuuki sings as herself, and one done in character, which sounds slightly less good.
- Human Subspecies: Her mother is from the Village of the Grey Wolves, a small community with shared characteristics: they're all short, and have long blond hair, green-eyed and Super Intelligent, capable of Awesomeness by Analysis, Sherlock Scans and even prophecies.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Golden Fairy of the Library".
- Insufferable Genius: Victorique is always, always right.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Justifiable, given her lack of social skills. She's a good person, just extremely rude, bossy and unpleasant to be around.
- Kick the Dog: In Episode 13 when Kazuya says it should be OK for him to use the library lift Victorique responds: "Seeing you huffing and puffing in agony, your out of shape thighs straining as you plod up and down the stairs for me... Is one of my greatest pleasures!"
- Lack of Empathy: The people who raised her assumed this to be true of Grey Wolves in general, causing her no end of psychological hang-ups as she grew up.
- Lady and Knight: She's the Lady, Kazuya's the Knight.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Avril's light.
- Little Girls Kick Shins
- Little Miss Snarker
- Lots of Luggage: She packs a lot of suitcases when she goes traveling.
- Meaningful Name: Victorique is the french version of Victorica which means Victory. The Marquis de Blois seems to want her to personify the purpose of leading Sauville to prosperity in every way.
- Memento MacGuffin: She has a pendant she says is really important to her. It Was a Gift from her mother. However, she loses it while she saves Kazuya from falling off a cliff. Later, to make up for the lost one, Kazuya gives her an identical pendant.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: She claims that Kazuya is her servant.
- Nerves of Steel
- Non-Action Snarker
- No Social Skills: Victorique never really had a chance to develop them thanks to having been hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter, resulting in her characteristic bluntness and making such things as her attempts at polite laughter a... memorable experience for all present.
- Official Couple: With Kazuya.
- Older Than She Looks: In accordance with being a Grey Wolf. Other characters' recollections peg her age as being about fifteen, but she looks more like ten or twelve. Lampshaded in the description put out by the authorities after she flees Sauville, where concerned citizens are asked to look for 'a fifteen-year-old who looks about ten'.
- Parental Abandonment: For... complicated reasons. Her father has her locked at the academy because he plans to use her as a weapon for the upcoming "second storm". Her mother was thrown away by her father after having outlived her usefulness. Though she's still alive, and still cares about her daughter.
- Phlebotinum Girl
- Phone-In Detective: Very common for Victorique, due to the restrictions her family have placed on her movements. In fact, it's implied to be the exclusive method by which she helped out Grevil before Kazuya came along.
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: Victorique is solving a complex crime with second-hand information one moment, and not knowing that one can get a carriage for hire the next.
- Protectorate: To Kazuya and Cordelia.
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her ankles.
- Shana Clone: She's an Older Than She Looks petite teenage Tsundere with really long blond hair who wears Elegant Gothic Lolita style dresses and is fond of sweets. She also comes from a noble family and refers to her Love Interest as her servant. However, she is more directly based off Shinku from Rozen Maiden.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: A rather dark version. She was hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter and lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life. Even after she was sent off to school, she's under strict orders to never leave the campus and only in exceptional circumstances does she obtain permission from Grevil to leave. It's really no surprise that she's got No Social Skills.
- Sherlock Homage: An undersocialized, snarky, Insufferable Genius Badass Bookworm and a brilliant detective. She even spends time with a Nice Guy Audience Surrogate who functions as her Watson. Unusually for the trope, she's a cute, petite teenage girl.
- Sherlock Scan: Victorique is very good at this, though her tendency to rely on second-hand information means that she lacks much of the corresponding Hyper Awareness when she's on the scene herself.
- Shorter Means Smarter
- Significant Birth Date: She was born on Christmas Day.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside
- Squishy Wizard: Given her diminutive stature and how little exercise she tends to get, physical activities are not her forte.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kazuya according to a prophecy. Averted at the end.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks identical to her mother.
- Sweet Tooth
- Tareme Eyes: Occasionally slips into these, making her even◊ more◊ adorable◊.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's tiny, incredibly bossy and has been known to kick Kazuya or smack him if he defies her.
- Tsundere: A more reserved version, verging on Sugar and Ice Personality. She really does care about Kujo, but she treats him like her personal servant, acts haughty and demanding and kicks or smacks him if he defies her. For example, when she drops some books on the Second Kuiaran's head in order to save Kujo, she says "Get away from Kujo! [throws books] That guy is my... servant."
- Tsurime Eyes
- Tyke Bomb: Born and raised as a strategic asset in preparation for World War II.
- Unlimited Wardrobe
- Vocal Dissonance: In the novels her voice is likened to that of a husky-voiced older woman, but both adaptations give her voices that better match her appearance.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Kazuya.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Initially had a few problems with this, mostly because everyone who raised her assumed Grey Wolves to be incapable of it. She starts to figure it out after meeting Kazuya, though.
- Wise Beyond Her Years
- Worth Living For: By the end of the series, Victorique finally fears death after being taught about love by Kujo and Cordelia.
Grevil de Blois
Grevil is an aristocrat who works for the local police. He uses Victorique's detective skills to further his own career.
- Adults Are Useless: Good thing he has Victorique.
- Amateur Sleuth: And not a very good one.
- Anime Hair: It's shaped like a drill. It's even lampshaded by Victorique who says he's "the owner of the oddest hair in all Sauville" when he's first introduced.
- Bishōnen: He's actually quite a looker with his hair down. Kazuya and Cecile initially don't recognize him at one point because they're so used to seeing his hair styled in an improbable manner.
- Beware the Silly Ones: The end of Episode 22 shows that he can get really nasty to further his daddy's plans.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He is in love with his childhood friend Jacqueline. Unfortunately for him, she is married and oblivious to his feelings.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure, he's generally an incompetent Small Name, Big Ego, but he's actually pretty good at the 'arresting' part of his job, even having to play dumb when required of him.
- The Dragon: Though not apparent early on, he plays along in his father's schemes, using his position within the police to further them. At times, this dances towards My Master, Right or Wrong, however, and he gets decidedly lax in his duties when his father's not around.
- Dumb Blond
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Returns to his old hairstyle after fulfilling his debt to Victorique by helping her escape Sauville.
- Fake Ultimate Detective: Victorique does the work while he gets the credit.
- Friend on the Force: More like Victorique's Older Half-Brother On The Force.
- Glory Hound
- Green Eyes
- Hidden Depths
- I Have Your Wife: At the end of Episode 22, he takes Kujo as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult.
- Improbable Hairstyle: He mentions to Kazuya that it was Victorique's idea in exchange for her cooperation on a case, and was one of the reasons he doesn't like asking for her help directly.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: To Jacqueline.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has plenty of flaws, but does care about his younger half-sister Victorique.
- Kick the Dog: The end of Episode 22 is basically one big puppy stomping fest for him. When Kujo comes to him for help after nearly being sent back to Japan, he takes him as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult.
- Large Ham
- Modern Major General: He has all the skills to be an excellent street policeman, but is absolutely useless as the chief inspector. Would also qualify for The Peter Principle, except that his aristocratic privilege meant he bypassed going through the lower ranks by a wide margin.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's still not all that bright, but can put on a good show of playing dumb when necessary in an investigation.
- Princely Young Man
- Sherlock Scan: Surprisingly he occasionally has an eye for quite small details, as well as skill to develop plans involving them. Unfortunately he's hopeless at actually putting together conclusions.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Upper-Class Twit: Who actually has authority.
A British transferee and classmate of Kazuya who loves the supernatural.
Voiced by: Yui Horie
(Drama CD) and Yui Kano (Anime)
A teacher in St. Marguerite Academy and homeroom teacher for Kazuya and Avril.
The housemistress of Saint Marguerite Academy's male dormitory.
A famous magician who's had some encounters with Kujo. Has some kind of connection to Victorique's mother.In Episode 19, it is revealed that as a boy, he had a crush on Cordelia, and witnessed her abduction by Albert de Blois, and in Episode 21, it is revealed that he's actually two people - a pair of identical twins.
Cordelia GalloVictorique's mother
, a Grey Wolf who was expelled from her Hidden Human Subspecies Village
after being falsely accused of murder.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother
- Action Mom
- Badass: Just look at her fight against Albert.
- Break the Cutie: Oh My God. Episode 19 - The Birth Of Victorique. She was never married to Marquis Albert de Blois. He simply realized that Cordelia Gallo was a stray superhuman suitable for breeding him a Tyke Bomb. He kidnapped her that very night, then raped her. For months on end, as she was his prisoner for a solid year before the Screaming Birth... which probably had something to do with having to squat out Albert's superbaby while chained to a stone altar and surrounded by scary guys in hooded robes. Afterwards, she sees her baby for maybe three seconds before passing out and waking up in a Bedlam House because Albert had no more use for her. Worst part? Even though her first love broke her out of the Bedlam House, she picked up a severe case of Babies Make Everything Better at some point in the pregnancy and can't bring herself to get the hell out of Sauville because that would mean leaving Victorique in Albert's sick hands. Her only bright(ish) spot is one of de Blois' men having a microsecond of regret at the whole thing and slipping her Victorique's picture.
- Declaration of Protection: She declares her sole reason of living is to protect Victorique.
- Dual Wielding: Cordelia fights with two blades.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Has an epic swordfight with de Blois before killing him, but unfortunately is killed soon after by one of de Blois' lackeys.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- The Exile: She was expelled from her village after being falsely accused of murder.
- Green Eyes
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the ceremony of de Blois' appointment as Sauville's first-ever prime minister, Cordelia switches places with Victorique and sends her away with one of the Roscoes. At the ceremony, Cordelia kills de Blois, but is slain herself by one of his minions.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to the Brians' Huge Guys.
- Human Subspecies: A Grey Wolf.
- Mama Bear
- Mistaken for Murderer: She was falsely accused of the murder of Elder Theodor. The real culprit was Harminia.
- Nice Hat
- Older Than She Looks
- Rape as Backstory
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her ankles.
- Screaming Birth
- Spanner in the Works: By the end of the series, Marquis Albert, the local Magnificent Bastard, has outgambitted his rivals from the science academy, both the king and the country under firm control and Victorique, his trump card, in his grasp. Then, Cordelia and Roscoe screw him all over.
- Together in Death: With one of the Roscoes.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Waif-Fu: In Episode 23 during her fight with de Blois, Cordelia show's moves that would make Yoda green with envy.
- Walking Spoiler
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he'd had her provide him with a child, the Marquis de Blois dumped Cordelia in an asylum. Not, strictly speaking, a death sentence, but considering that this was the 1910s, close enough.
Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori
The current village elder of the Village of the Gray Wolves.
An inhabitant of the Village of the Gray Wolves. He acts as Elder Sergius's assistant.
A chambermaid that works with the family of the leader of the Village of the Gray Wolves. She is the culprit behind the murder of Elder Theodor, the crime Cordelia was accused and exiled for.
Voiced by: Sayori Ishizuka
An orphan living in the streets of Saubreme who helps Kazuya in the case of the disappearances of young girls throughout the vicinity of Jeantan Department Store.
Jacqueline de Signore
Grevil's childhood friend who he is in love with and the wife of the current Superintendent-General of the Sauville Police. Before her engagement to Superintendent-General Signore, she was framed for the murder of a veterinarian and this caused Grevil to resort to asking help to his younger sister Victorique, for an unusual price
Leviathan the Alchemist
An alchemist who prior to the events of the show kept the Sauvillean royalty in the palm of his hand.
Queen Coco Rose
The former queen of Sauville who was murdered in 1914. She supported Leviathan in his rise to power.
Rupert de Gilet
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura
The reigning king of Sauville.
The head of the science academy and the main political opposer of the Marquis the Blois. A very cunning politician who wants to prevent Sauville's involvement in World War II
- Actual Pacifist: He tries to keep Sauville out of the war.
- The Chessmaster: His vendetta with the Marquis de Blois results in plenty of hidden underground actions against each other. In the end, Blois outgambits him. Although, after the Marquis' death, he returns to his former post.
- The Good Chancellor
- Human Subspecies: He's also revealed to be a grey wolf, a fact he has to hide desperately, least the ministry of Occult, his political enemies could make good use of this information.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To the King. The reason why he earned the king's favor in the first place was because he successfully found a way to cover up the murder of his wife.
- The Man Behind the Man: To King Rupert. At least, until he is overthrown.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He works for Sauville's wellbeing, but sometimes uses morally doubtful methods.
Albert, Marquis de Blois
Grevil's and Victorique's
father. A powerful noble in the kingdom, the Head of the Ministry of Occult (which opposes the science academy) and one of King Rupert's closer advisors. Roger's political enemy.