Characters: Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun

A list of characters from Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun

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Shino Inuzuka

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Both his hair and eye color are brown in the manga.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass Long Coat: His usual outfit.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Half of the time, he acts like this. He proves to have sharp mind at certain situations, however.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has this for Hamaji. It's the reason why he and Sousuke came to the capital in the first place anyway. He also has this for Kaho.
  • The Determinator
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He was raised as a girl due to his home village's belief that it can cure his illness. Also, his adult form.
  • Green Eyes: Anime only, and it fits with his status as Murasame's vessel. Has a hint of gold in them as well.
  • Heroic Resolve: Still managed to crawl up to Tamazusa-hime and demand Sousuke's Duty Gem back... while bleeding profusely.
  • Ill Boy: Was one in his past, and apparently he can only live on because of Murasame.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: His fear of the living dead, and dirty, filthy things (like bugs and rats) has a few people call him a "delicate girl" at heart.
  • The Napoleon
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Came dangerously close to this after his row with Sousuke. Thankfully, Sousuke survived thanks to Shino's wish.
  • Older Than They Look: Is suppose to be 18 but is cursed by Murasama to remain the same age as when he became his host.
  • Ping-Pong Na´vetÚ: Though he's really [18 at times he truly acts like the age he appears to be. Even lampshaded at times by others. And at others he comes across as much wiser than his years and more in tune to what is going on.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he goes after Satomi for his blood, he has bright red eyes.
  • Scenery Censor: When he takes bath with Shinobu in episode 22, at one point he stands completely naked...except that Murasame conveniently covers his private part. And it is hilarious.
  • Spanner in the Works: Tamazusa-hime would have successfully assimilated Fuse-hime...if it weren't for Shino's strong wish for Sousuke to live on, which Fuse-hime's spirit granted.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Shinobu
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat!
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: As a child, and at one point when Daikaku tries to make a model based on him.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: When he was ill as a child. It is also stated that if he were to remove Murasame from his body and become a normal boy, he would die in a few days due to the illness still intact in his body.
  • Vampire Bites Suck: happens if Murasame forces him to get more blood.

Sousuke Inukawa

Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Leraldo Anzaldua (English)

Genpachi Inukai

Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)

Kobungo Inuta

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Mark X. Laskowski (English)

Keno Inusaka

Voiced by: Junichi Miyake (Japanese), Illich Guardiola (season 1), Ian Sinclair (season 2) (English)

  • Best Served Cold/It's Personal: His unfinished business with Sousuke's shadow, Ao.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Not with a spoon but he did lose his heart with a sword... poor guy. At least Kokonoe gave him her heart.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: To the point Kobungo and Dousetsu are fooled.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kokonoe refers to him as "Asakeno".
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Probably the prettiest character in the whole series.
  • The Team Normal: Or as close as one of the eight dogs could be to normal. Unlike the others Keno's familiar/companion doesn't grant him any mystical abilities that he uses in combat, or outside of combat for that matter. Kokonoe just gave him her heart.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Well, unsettling for Kobungo, anyway. To be fair, he never even attempts to hide his gender.
  • Younger Than They Look: In episode 19, it's revealed that Keno is a minor like Sousuke except that Genpachi, Kobungo, Shino, and Sousuke were all surprised at the reveal.

Dousetsu Inuyama

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese), Houston Hayes (English)

Daikaku Inumura

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Mike Yager (English)

Shinobu Inue

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)

  • Class Representative
  • Has Two Daddies: Was raised for ten years by his father and uncle, who both seem to have considered him their son.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He is noted to have this trait after his disappearance, and after Akihiko's "death", he sleeps for an entire week.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: According to his grandmother, Shinobu's father was/is a Tengu. Incidentally inhuman Dad treated him much better than his human mom ever did.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Apparently has his memories during his time with Kagetsu sealed.
  • Older Than He Looks: Is technically twenty-two, but was missing for ten years during which he didn't age. Unlike Shino, he has resumed normal aging.
  • Raised by Grandparents
  • Taking the Bullet: When Ao is about to kill Hazuki in episode 22, Shinobu attempts to stop him.

     Houses of the Sacred Beasts 

Rio Satomi

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

Kaname Osaki

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

Ayane Mizuki

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

Nachi Hinozuka

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), David Wald (English)

     Spirits and Familiars 


Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

  • Animal Motif: A crow.
  • Big Eater
  • Body Horror: It is part of Shino's arm now, and when we see Murasame emerging from his arm, it is disturbing.
  • Cool Sword
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Especially demonic ones.
  • Living Weapon
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Literally, and twice! The first time around it crashed on Shinonome's barrier, causing heavy downpour on the mountains before said guardian went berserk. The second time, it crashed on another barrier surrounding the Church, causing Lilith to come out and out for Shino's blood. In episode 22, Shino actually considers weaponising this to break the barrier in the tengu territory.
  • One-Winged Angel: Any time Shino is mortally wounded, Murasame is able to take over completely, becoming a colossal, nigh-unstoppable canine demon hell-bent on devouring enough blood to undo the damage Shino sustained, most often by eating someone whole outright. Only The Power of Friendship, courtesy of Sousuke, has been shown to be able to make him snap out of it.
  • Power at a Price: Its previous wielders have been said not to meet pleasant end with their lives.
  • Talking Animal
  • Third-Person Person


The Foxes


Voiced by: Miho Arakawa (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)


Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)

Also known as Yasha-hime.


Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Nancy Novotny (English)


Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (Japanese), David Wald (English)

  • Blessed with Suck: He originally chose Nachi's brother, Yuuri, to be his master but the latter could not see him. When he went to the mansion of the Sacred Beasts that had a special barrier that allowed the unseeable spirits to be seen, Yuuri was distraught with what he saw and retreated into seclusion. Thus he had to retreat his choice and chose Nachi who is able to see him.
  • Butt Monkey: Mixed with the Chew Toy in episodes he appears in. Mainly in episode 19.
  • Mega Neko: Can transform into one.
  • The Worf Effect: When the shadow eaters ate his shadow. They spit them out later in episode 19.
  • When She Smiles: He chose Yuuri at first because he liked seeing Yuuri's smiles.


Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Eric Daugherty (English)

  • Friend to All Children: Tengu are known to be fond of children. Kagetsu is no exception as he raised Shinobu.
  • Papa Wolf: He gives Shinobu half of his life and died to protect him.
  • Promotion to Parent: Found a dying Shinobu as a child and raised him as his own.
  • Tragic Death: Dies from falling down a cliff by the monk.


Voiced by: Masakazu Morita (Japanese), Ty Mahany (English)

  • Came Back Wrong: Tamazusa-hime reanimated his corpse, as a rather brutal Kick the Dog to Shinobu. And to Ao, for that matter, considering he grievously wounded Shino in a fight.
  • Papa Wolf: Really, really pissed off with Ao after he hurt Shinobu by accident. He flat out states it's a parent's job to protect their kid.
  • Promotion to Parent: After Kagetsu died, he is now responsible for Shinobu.



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Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Leraldo Anzaldua (English)

  • The Assimilator: Absorbs his victims' body parts as his since apparently he is "incomplete". Keno and Kohaku are just a few of his victims.
  • The Dragon: Apparently one to the current vessel of Tamazusa-hime.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He loses it later on after replacing his left eye with Kohaku's.
  • Eye Scream: Had his left eye slashed through by Keno after he stole Keno's heart. This left him with a scar which he hides with an eyepatch.
  • Literal Split Personality: Of Sousuke.
    • Split Personality Takeover: In a sense. The Duty Gem appears to have picked him over Sousuke, which is killing the 'good' Sousuke, effectively making him the 'real' one despite being a Shadow.
  • Living Shadow: Referred to as such. There are hints that he is the real Sousuke, however.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Platonic or otherwise, his entire actions are driven because he wants to be with Shino.
  • Master Swordsman
  • Pet the Dog: He's actually genuinely nice to Kaho the one time he meets her. Also, evil though he is, Shino is someone he holds precious.
  • Synchronization: With Sousuke.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He actually did this on purpose, taking Kohaku's left eye because Shino thought they were pretty. He meant to collect her other eye as well, but Shino mercy killed her first.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He was more than happy to help Tamazusa... until she mortally wounded Shino and decided Shino's going to be the host for her dead child.


  • Bigger Bad: Or at least, would have been one if it weren't for the wrench that Shino unintentionally threw to Tamazusa-hime's plan.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can/Sealed Good in a Can: By default, it should have been the latter due to the fact that she was the one who sealed Tamazusa-hime away. She came dangerously close becoming the former when Tamazusa-hime attempted to use her soul, though.


Voiced by: Masako Tatsuki (Japanese), Genevieve Simmons (English)


Hamaji (Mutsuki Inuyama)

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)


Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese), Connor Leach (English)


Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Molly Searcy (English)

Hinaginu Inumura

Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese), Nancy Novotny (English)


  • Children Are Innocent: So innocent.
  • Disability Superpower/Hyper Awareness: Despite (or possibly due to) her blindness, the rest of Kaho's senses are much sharper, making her act most of the time as if she isn't blind.
  • Morality Pet: Downplayed. Kaho is one of a few people Shino never gets angry at, and he also seems to be regularly concerned for her well-being.
    • Also even Ao is nice to her.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Among the orphans, she is the smallest one, and her intelligence is noted several times.


  • Age-Appropriate Angst: She's a fourteen year old girl who was from birth raised and treated as the living embodiment of one half of the local diety. She also was constantly made to grant others wishes without any heed to her own.
  • Genki Girl: Her new found freedom from her status as a "living deity" has given her quite a bit of energy and cheer.
  • Hikikomori: Since she was born, she has never left the shrine. Until she is freed from her "living deity" status.
  • Hime Cut: As a Miko and Yamato Nedashiko this suits her.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Very much so; the main problem lies in that she refuses to voice or truly acknowledge said wish, which is why she and the village suffers so much. Once she does, she gets her wish.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Is very calm, cool, and composed. This is deconstructed as she's actually holding a lot back like this.