Characters / Ikki Tousen

Here be the characters of Ikki Tousen.

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    Nanyou (Wu) 

Sonsaku Hakufu (Sun Ce)
Voiced by: Masumi Asano (Japanese), Carrie Savage (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Angora Deb (Season 2) (English), Maria Fernanda Morales (Latin-American Spanish)

The protagonist. A second-year transfer student at Nanyo, she is not terribly bright, but is immeasurably powerful despite being only a D-ranked fighter. She possesses a unique gift for predicting an enemy's moves very accurately by reading the flow of chi around her opponents, which occasionally makes her seem brighter than she is. For instance, she will put an end to a fight simply by stating the next moves of an opponent with frightening accuracy, breaking his will to fight after he realizes the futility of fighting her. She is also very good at "delayed striking", where she makes a feint attack in order to leave an invisible "chi bomb" which detonates moments later while the enemy's guard is down. She is skilled at "inner striking," which is another chi attack where she sends her chi into a person, causing damage to manifest at unusual places. She also inherited Master Chosho's knowledge of chi magic, and, while currently unaware of this, is able to use it partially by instinct. Chosho passed it to her spiritually while Hakufu was unconscious; this is how she healed Koukin after she stabbed him; she slept with Koukin and extracted the evil chi from his body into her own. She still has the evil chi contained inside her, and it appears on her body as a skull-like mark and is slowly creeping up to her heart.
  • Badass Adorable: She may be a nice person, but she can still fight when she needs to.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's one of the friendliest girls you would ever want to meet. But if you ever cross her, she will be prepared to kick your ass.
  • Chaste Hero: Not only is she too innocent (thinking that three men picking her up to Karaoke only want to have dinner with her), she's having far too good a time fighting to even be interested in sex.
  • Cool Big Sis: How Chuubou views her.
  • Cute Bruiser: A cute girl who is a competent fighter.
  • Easily Forgiven: The most admirable trait with this girl is that she does not hold grudges period; once the fight is over, anyone, even last-season's enemies, are affectionately embraced as friends.
  • Expy: Bears a slight resemblance in appearance to Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion, complete with a partnership with a Rei Ayanami Expy (Ryomou).
  • Fiery Redhead: She has a passionate personality and has strawberry blonde hair.
  • Nice Girl: A refreshingly sweet, kind and good-hearted kid who can be friends with anybody.
  • Panty Fighter: Hakufu wears a pink bra and matching panties.
  • Potty Failure: Hakufu often wets herself after she has been defeated; on numerous occasions, her unconscious body is shown with her urine soaking through her panties and pooling on the floor under her.
    • This only happens once in the anime, when Ryomou is strangling her in the second episode.

Shuuyu Koukin (Zhou Yu)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Ted Sroka (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Ted Lewis (Season 2) (English), Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (Latin-American Spanish)

Hakufu's rich cousin and a second-year student at Nanyo Academy. Although only a C-ranked fighter, his lack of confidence and his short resume of victories (or battles for that matter) keep him from becoming A-ranked despite already having the power of one. He has a crush on Hakufu. He is now one of Nanyo's Big Four, taking Kannei's place after he was defeated.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In raw power and fighting ability he's overshadowed by most of the major players, but his mastery of Ki is incredible (most notably when he literally cancelled Toutotsu's Hakka Daiseishou by balancing his ki against it in volume 7).
  • The Worf Effect: Triumphantly averted later in the manga, but not by too much.

Ryomou Shimei (Lu Meng)
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Willow Lane (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Rebecca Soler (Season 2) (English), Patricia Acevedo (Latin-American Spanish)

A third-year student at Nanyo Academy. Powerful and a B-rank, she is also one of Nanyo's Big Four.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A bizarre case, the Anime kept her Blue Hair, when Xtreme Xecutor aired her hair had already transitioned to black in the manga.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Suddenly becomes black haired starting around Volume 15 of the manga, no reason is given, her hair just becomes black; not a one-time deal either, her hair remains consistently black all the way up to Shin Ikkitousen.
  • Immodest Orgasm: Ryofu once lesbian-raped Shimei after incapacitating her, forcing Shimei to have an involuntary orgasm.
  • Kinky Cuffs: It's even her Improbable Weapon.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Bobbed blue hair, stoic behaviour and an eyepatch over one eye. For bonus points, Hakufu is a mild Expy of Asuka.

Saji Genpou (Zuo Ci)/Ouin Shishi (Wang Yun)
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Season 1), Koji Yusa (Season 2–onwards) (Japanese), Justin Gross (Season 1), Wayne Grayson (Season 2), Liam O'Brien (seasons 3 and 4) (English), Victor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish)

A third-year student at Nanyo Academy. His actual ranking as a fighter is unknown, but in fights he has shown himself to be an A-rank easily. One of his primary goals as Ouin was to remove Totaku from power.
  • Pet the Dog: His affection for the real Saji, in Great Guardians

Gakushuu (Yue Jiu)

Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (Japanese), Ivan Buckley (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Bill Rogers (Season 2) (English), Andrés García (Latin-American Spanish)

A third-year student at Nanyo Academy, a B-ranked fighter, and one of the Big Four.
  • The Big Guy: He's a large and muscular man who towers over everyone. That includes you, Hakufu.
  • Sweet Tooth: Gakushuu has a penchant for eating sugary foods.
  • The Worf Effect: In his first appearance, he manages to give Hakufu a run for her money (granted, Saji had stolen her magatama a few moments earlier), but later he only serves as cannon fodder.
    • In Xtreme Xecutor (ep 03, 07:52), he proves he's still kinda badass by barely noticing Bachou Mouki's punch.

Sonsaku Goei (Lady Wu)

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Wendee Lee (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Syndi Szabo (Season 2) (English), Gloria Elena Obregón (Latin-American Spanish)

Hakufu's widowed, extremely promiscuous and flirtatious mother.
  • Action Mom: She may be Hakufu's mother, but she can still kick ass when she needs to.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her "old hag" or anything similar.

Sonken Chuubou (Sun Quan)/Shoukyou (Xiao Qiao)
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

An anime-exclusive character who appears in Great Guardians. She is introduced as the younger sister of Hakufu.

Rikuson Hakugen (Lu Xun)

Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Japanese), Erika Weinstein (English)

A cute, bespectacled junior at Nanyo Academy who is skilled in making poisons. She has recently joined the Nanyo gang with the intention of helping them beat Sousou.

Teifu Tokubou (Cheng Pu)

Voiced by: Makoto Endo (Japanese), Yamil Atala (Latin-American Spanish)

A long-time friend of Saji and Ryomou.
  • Ill Boy: Better said, crippled and blind boy.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Ryoumou and Saji, before things got worse for him

    Seitou (Shu) 

Ryuubi Gentoku (Liu Bei)
Voiced by: Kei Shindou (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (English, credited as B. Simpson)

A klutzy, ditzy, bespectacled bookworm with seemingly no combat skills. She is destined to be a great leader, but is presently too timid and carefree to become one.
  • Plucky Girl: No, she can't fight as well as the others unless we bring up her Dragon. And no, that's no gonna stop her from helping out as much as she can either!

Kan'u Unchou (Guan Yu)
Voiced by: Hiroe Oka (Season 1), Hitomi Nabatame (Season 2 onwards) (Japanese), Erica Shaffer (Season 1), Janet Baywood (Season 2), Rachel Robinson (Seasons 3 and 4) (English), Elsa Covián (Latin-American Spanish)

A third-year student at Seito Academy and an A-ranked fighter. Believed to be the most feared and powerful fighter in the Kanto region, she carries the nearly invincible Blue Dragon Crescent Blade from her predecessor as well as the legendary sword Kusanagi, and also has an overwhelming amount of chi. She believes her destiny is to die protecting Ryuubi.
  • Panty Shot: She wears panties, but no bra.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Averted in season one, where both eyes were visible. Played straight in the manga and later seasons.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: She ends up escaping on her own; she was holding back while captive.
  • Potty Failure: In the anime, Kan'u has the distinction of being the only character to wet herself more than once. (First when Genchoku weakens her with his incense, and then when she is being tortured by Chouko, both times in Dragon Destiny)
  • Psycho Lesbian: Skirted the line in Great Guardians. Not completely her fault, since she was under the influence of a MacGuffin. She's snapped out of it, thank god.
  • Rapunzel Hair: One wonders how she hasn't stepped on the tips of her own hair by now; it's the female version of Guan Yu's magnificent beard.
  • Red Baron: Warrior Goddess. For good reason, too.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Ryuubi. It's implied that they have been friends since childhood.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Her scenes contain more Fanservice than the other vixens.
  • Unstoppable Rage: In Xtreme Xecutor, after multiple episodes of non-stop torment, she finally flies into this. Subverted, however, as Chouun stops this.

Chouhi Ekitoku (Zhang Fei)

Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese), Jessica Calvello (English)

Ryubi's best friend and an avid snack-lover who is a first-year student at Seito Academy. Although quite weak and only a C-ranked fighter, history states that she will one day become so powerful that legends will tell of her matching ten-thousand men (just like Zhang Fei himself), which makes her well-known around town.

Chou'un Shiryuu (Zhao Yun)
Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa (Japanese), Michele Knotz (English)

A mysterious new girl from Seito High that is presumed to be Seito's "secret weapon". Easily a super A-ranked fighter, she wields one of the Hyakuhekitō swords with extreme efficiency.
  • Action Girl: Like Kan'u and Chouhi, she fights for an otherwise defenseless girl. She needs to be this.
  • Badass Pacifist: She believes that conflicts can be resolved without the use of fighting and bloodshed.
  • Big Damn Heroes: If she turns up in a battle, you WILL win, no matter how hopeless or seemingly unsalvageable the situation
  • Clothing Damage: Averted: She never gets her clothes ripped (subverted in Episode 10 of XX)
  • Eyes Always Shut: When she does open them, they're either suprisingly cute or fucking scary.
  • Lady of War: Arguably the most skilled character in the series.

Shoukatsuryou Koumei (Zhuge Liang)

Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki (Japanese), Rebecca Soler (Seasons 1 and 2), Megan Harvey (Seasons 3 and 4) (English)

A young girl who appears to harbor a dragon herself.

Kouchuu Kanshou (Huang Zhong)

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Rome Eliott (Seasons 1 and 2), Kyle Hebert (Seasons 3 and 4) (English)

A monk that worked alongside Genchoku Josho at Tougenin. He is very strong, however, being able to fight off Teni with ease by being able to block and break her blades with his bare hands as well as take a shot by Hyakuhekitō to the shoulder and still be able to subdue Ryomou when her dragon was unleashed. It is implied that he will kill Kakouen, just like his predecessor did 1,800 years ago.

Bashoku Youjou (Ma Su)

Voiced by: Yukiko Amada (Season 2), Mami Kameoka (Season 3) (Japanese), Julie Francis (season 2) (English)

An assassin sent by Koumei to kill Kakuka and frame Kannei of Nanyo for the crime.
  • Potty Failure: When Kakuka is in the process of ripping out her heart, before her poison takes effect and stops him

    Kyoushou (Wei) 

Sousou Motoku (Cao Cao)

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese), Greg Weisman (Seasons 1 and 4), Dan Green (Season 2) (English), Benjamín Rivera (Latin-American Spanish)

The eccentric leader of Kyosho Academy, best friend to Genjou and Houkou, and a B-ranked fighter.
  • Papa Wolf: His Superpowered Evil Side took full control of him whenever he saw his friends in danger. First with Chuukou (he thought the bullies at their judo club were attempting to rape her), later with Kakouton (who lost his eye while shielding him)

Kakouton Genjou (Xiahou Dun)

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Season 1), Shuhei Sakaguchi (Season 2 onwards) (Japanese), Josh Phillips (Seasons 1, 3, and 4), Tom Wayland (Season 2) (English), Ricardo Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish)

A fighter known for his love of using only the most basic moves in combat, abhorring (and perhaps being incapable of) any other kind of combat.

Kakuka Houkou (Guo Jia)

Voiced by: Takayuki Fujimoto (Japanese), Jay Lerner (Season 1), Wayne Grayson (Season 2) (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin-American Spanish)

A third-year student at Kyosho Academy and the best friend to Sousou and Kakouton.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain. His cancer is cured, he gets in a relationship with Kaku, and it looks like the war is practically Kyoushou's. Turns out Shoukatsu has other plans.

Kakouen Myousai (Xiahou Yuan)

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Georgette Timoney (English)

A female assassin Sousou once saved, earning her total loyalty. She is extremely skilled, even more so than Ryofu, and very durable to the point of seemingly not feeling any pain, and specializes in pressure point attacks.

Shiba'i Chuutatsu (Sima Yi)

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Julie Francis (season 2), Julie Rei Goldstein (season 4) (English)

The strategist of Kyosho Academy and arch-nemesis of Koumei. She is paraphelgic, having lost her feet years ago while Teni went on a killing rampage, and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
  • Berserk Button: A mild example, but apparently knocking over her chess pieces.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Implied, since she gets out of her wheelchair and stars running around in the season finale, though it's not clear if she was always faking or if it was because she was being used as a Soul Jar at that point. If she was actually faking it has precedent with her previous incarnation, who also faked an illness.
  • Smug Snake: Who even has snake shaped Power Tattoos in her arms!

Ten'i (Dian Wei)

Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Japanese), Melissa Hope (season 2), Rachel Hirschfield (season 4) (English)

A psychotic powerful archer and assassin barely in her teen years, wearing gothic lolita fashion. She has Catholic beliefs, and believes Shibai to be the Messiah and worships her unquestioningly.

Kyocho Chuukou (Xu Chu)

Voiced by: Hana Takeda (Japanese), Kelly Shane-Butler (seasons 1 and 2), Sarah Lahti (season 4) (English)

A very tall first-year student at Kyosho Academy and one of Sousou's loyal fighters; she was easily able to block a powerful chi blast from Sousou aimed towards Shibai.

Chouryou Bun'en (Zhang Liao)

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English)

One of Shibai's devoted followers, often seen pushing her wheeelchair. He takes over Kaku's place as the strategist, but keeps Kaku in his group.
  • Affably Evil: Seems like an okay guy if it weren't for the fact that he's with Kyoushou.
  • Punch Clock Villain: The only reason he didn't kill Koukin was because he wasn't the target. Ryuubi was.

Soujin Shikou (Cao Ren)

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Bonnie Gordon (English)

A third-year student at Kyosho Academy who launched an assault on Seito.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a bonnet on her head.

    Rakuyou (Luoyang) 

Toutaku Chuuhei (Dong Zhuo)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Sam Riegel (English)

The evil leader of Rakuyo High who, until his death, held most of the other schools in a vicegrip, possessing both the manpower and the Gyokuji as well as a Hyakuhekitō.

Ryofu Housen (Lu Bu)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Robin Rhodpa (English), Sarah Souza (Latin-American Spanish)

A strong bisexual fighter with a very promiscuous personality and a habit for dressing in skimpy outfits. She was very skilled at making chi blasts, and was in love with both Saji and her best friend Chinkyu.
  • Panty Shot: Ryofu wears a pair of light green panties. Like Kan'u, she does not wear a bra.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: She and her lover Chinkyuu are school girls.

Kaku Bunwa (Jia Xu)

Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Season 1), Shiho Kawaragi (Season 2 onwards) (Japanese), Hunter MacKenzie Austin (Seasons 1 and 4), Trina Hilbe (Season 2) (English), Claudia Motta (Latin-American Spanish)

A bespectaled, long raven-haired beauty who was once Totaku's second-in-command. Intelligent, seductive, and manipulative, her power lay in manipulating others into doing her dirty work as she is otherwise an average fighter.
  • Sexy Secretary: To Toutaku, and how. Later becomes one to Sousou.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: She has one in Dragon Destiny, but it was less fanservicy than you'd think: yeah, Kaku was naked except for her boyfriend's shirt, but that happened when she found him bleeding to death in the streets.

Chinkyuu Koudai (Chen Gong)

Voiced by: Hiroe Oka (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

A very close friend to Ryofu. They work on missions together for Totaku to kill Hakufu.
  • Rape as Drama: In the anime, she dies right after being raped and beaten within an inch of her life. She lasts a little longer in the manga, but still.
  • Rescue Romance: Ryofu used to protect her when they were little girls.


Ukitsu (Yu Ji)

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Amy Treadwell (Season 1), Hilary Thomas (Season 2) (English), Karla Falcón (Latin-American Spanish)

A dark-skinned girl and the leader of Gogun High who is destined by her magmatama to kill Hakufu, as her predecessor did 1800 years ago.

Koushaji (Hu Che Er)

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese), Julie Francis (English)

An assassin sent to kill Sousou while he was injured from a gang battle.
  • Facial Markings: A flower-shaped one on her cheekbone.
  • Fan Disservice: Her fight against Kakouton and Sousou was laden with Panty Shots, as usual. Then she blinds Kakouton... and Sousou kills her very bloodily.

Bachou Mouki (Ma Chao)

Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)

A ditzy, yet very strong fighter. Instead of having a dragon state, she had the actual spirit of Ma Chao kept in her magatama. When Mouki found her friends seriously hurt in an attack, Ma Chao awakened and temporarily took over her body. She became very powerful and violent, much like Hakufu in her dragon state.
  • The Ditz: Seemingly at first, but it turns out to be a ruse.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's one hell of a fighter.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: The first thing Hakufu does after getting her as a disciple is sending her to do tasks like this.
  • You Killed My Father: Her motive for wanting to attack Sousou is that he killed her brother.

Chousen (Diaochan)

Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi

A video game-only character who first appears in the PS2 game Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon, and is allied with Rakuyo High School.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the Shining Dragon and Eloquent Fist game.

Taishiji Shigi (Taishi Ci)

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English), Armando Coria (Latin-American Spanish)

A skilled and honorable fighter of African descent, sporting dreadlocks and dressing in hip-hop fashion.
  • Convenient Coma: What happens to him after fighting Hakufu He gets better in the manga.

Jokou Koumei (Xu Huang)

Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese), Anthony Salerno (English)

A member of the Three Pillared Gods, Kyosho Academy's elite trio of A-ranked fighters. His predecessor had skills that equaled Kanu's 1800 years ago.
  • I Have Your Wife: He's the one who tells Kanu about how Ryuubi and Co. were rodeated by all the fighters of Kyoushou.

Gakushin Bunken (Yue Jin)

Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Japanese), Melissa Hope (English)

Another member of Kyosho's Three Pillared Gods with the ability to read an individual's magatama by French kissing them.

Kanpei (Guan Ping)

Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki

The heroine of Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist. She is seemingly a member of Seito, but, like Chousen, she doesn't have a legitimate school home, and is only interested in the Dragon Potent.

Sonken Bundai (Sun Jian)

Hakufu's deceased father.

Choukou Shikou (Zhang Hong)

Voiced by: Jiro Saito (Japanese), William Frederick Knight (English)

An old man who trained Hakufu when she was a child. He is an old friend of Goei, and he possibly trained her too, and has also trained Ukitsu and Rikuson.

Choushou Shifu (Zhang Zhao)

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)

An old woman with the appearance of a young girl, Choshou is in charge of the Hyakukeitō, a set of 5 legendary Chinese jian made of jewels supposedly made by Cao Cao in ancient China.

Saji Genpou (Zuo Ci). The REAL one, huh.

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)

The mysterious woman who first appears in Great Guardians, her face covered with a hood.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Inverted. She has one on Ouin Shishi/Saji, who is the only one who understands her according to her.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Was so horribly bullied as a little girl that she grew embittered with the world. It's hinted that the only one who ever tried to stand up for her was Chuubou.

Kada Genka (Hua Tuo)

Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

The talented doctor living near Hakufu's place. He takes care of her many times when she gets injured after battles.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He is the one who heals Ryoumou after the latter gets injured in several battles.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He revives somebody with a technique that kills him
  • Hospital Hottie: A male variant. He is considered to be attractive by females.