Characters / Haikara San Ga Tooru

Benio Hanamura

Voiced by: Keiko Yokozawa

Shinobu Iijyuin

Voiced by: Katsuji Mori

  • Arranged Marriage: With Benio. It becomes Perfectly Arranged Marriage later once he gets to know her.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, half-German.
  • Heroic Bastard: He was born of an affair between a high-ranking Colonel in the military and a German noblewoman, but his parents couldn't marry.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: He and Benio, somewhat. And while not that girly, he is more patient and sensible than she is.
  • Military Brat
  • Nice Guy
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother is dead and his father is a high ranked Colonel who works abroad in the military. What's more, his mother was a German noblewoman who never was accepted by Japanese society, so she had to leave baby!Shinobu with the Iijyuin clan, which leads to him being...
  • Raised by Grandparents
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: He and Benio, after he loses his memories. They get better, though. Also, his parents were those as well, since his mom was a German noblewoman, and they were in love, but didn't marry due to her heritage and social standings.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: During the fight in Manchuria, which causes a lot of trouble in his relationship with Benio.
  • Uriah Gambit: He subjects to this by an army major who holds a grudge against him, which is the reason why he's sent to Machuria to fight.

Shinobu's grandparents

  • Badass Grandpa: Shinobu's grandfather, Played for Laughs.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Shinobu's grandmother and Benio's grandfather. They were in a Perfectly Arranged Marriage, but were torn apart by political/social standings (One family was pro-Shogunate, another supported the Meiji Restoration), which is the reason why the arranged marriage to Benio and Shinobu happened, so his grandmother would this as a sort-of solace.

Tamaki Kitakouji

Voiced by: Rihoko Yoshida

Ranmaru Fujieda

Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama

Shingo Onijima

Voiced by: Yoshito Yasuhara

  • Beta Couple: With Tamaki.
  • Eye Scream: In the past, he lost his left eye very messily. He explains to Tamaki that this happened when he was a child, when trying to protect the girl who was his first love.
  • I Owe You My Life: Towards Shinobu.
  • Red Baron: "The Black Wolf of the Manchurian Steppe"
  • X Marks the Hero: He has one his left cheek.

Tousei Aoi

Voiced by: Makio Inoue

  • He-Man Woman Hater: Due to his mother, who abandoned him, so he has serious issues towards women. He falls for Benio later, because she's the only woman he trusts.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Oh, Tousei, even though you fall for Benio, you really don't stand a chance against Shinobu...
  • Second Love: For Benio, until towards the end.


Voiced by: Eiko Masuyama

  • Broken Bird: In the past.
  • Driven to Suicide: Also in the past, when her lover, an army officer, was killed during World War I.
  • Geisha
  • Second Love: She and Benio's father.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: The most straight-up case for this trope. This is justified: She's a geisha, so either being or making herself look like one is how she makes a living.

Countess Larissa Mikhailovna

Voiced by: Mami Koyama

Count Sasha Mikhailov


Voiced by: Hiroshi Masuoka

Tsumeko Fukurokoji