Characters / Inu × Boku SS

Here a list of characters that appear in Inu × Boku SS.

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    Ririchiyo Shirakiin
Age: 15 (initial), 16 (at death), 15 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)

A half-human, half-oni high school girl who transferred to Room 4 of Maison de Ayakashi in order to live alone. She yearns to be independent and constantly worries about not being able to communicate with other people properly, one of her reasons for moving. Her SS agent and servant is Soushi, a fox spirit she'd unwittingly saved, although she's not aware of it.

    Soushi Miketsukami
Age: 22 (initial), 23 (at death), 21 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura, Miyuki Sawashiro (child & female forms) (Japanese), Chris Patton (English)

The assigned SS Agent to Ririchiyo and her servant, Soushi is a half-kitsune whom Ririchiyo helped when she was little. Very calm, polite, and gentle to people, he holds a deep devotion towards his master, blindly obeying her and protecting her with his life if the situation calls for it.
  • Always Save the Girl: Soushi cares more about Ririchiyo than anything else.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In Part II, reincarnated Soushi doesn't remember anything of his past life or his past relationship with Ririchiyo. Ironically, he's the one pining after Ririchiyo because she's still in love with his old self.
  • Animal Motifs: He's literally part-fox demon, so there's that, but as the title of the series suggests he's also frequently compared to a dog due to his extreme Undying Loyalty to Ririchiyo. When he's in his demon form, he'll even wag his tails when he's happy.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Badass
  • Battle Butler: Even amongst an army of them in the form of the SS Agents, he stands out in his Undying Loyalty to Ririchiyo.
  • Battle Couple: With Ririchiyo.
  • Becoming the Mask: Not entirely, but pretty damn close. Soushi wrote to Ririchiyo under the guise of an idealized version of Kagerou that he made up in his head, because he felt it was his job to make her like her fiance. He eventually realized that in the course of his correspondence that he not only got lost in the role, but also that he'd begun to feel genuine emotion.
  • Berserk Button: Harm Ririchiyo in any way, and you'll incur his wrath.
  • Bishie Sparkle
  • Bishōnen
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Ririchiyo. Big. Time.
  • Broken Ace: Soushi is good at virtually everything, but his upbringing and subsequent plots to escape his family caused him to develop the personality of someone who will do anything to get what he wants.
  • The Charmer: Chief among his many talents.
  • Cherry Blossoms: They appear whenever he transforms.
  • Chick Magnet: It doesn't help that he takes ass-kissing Up to Eleven.
  • Childhood Friends: Knew Zange, Kagerou, and Watanuki from the age of 14 on.
  • Covert Pervert
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A calm variant.
    • Reincarnated!Soushi takes this a step further by being jealous and resentful of the past!Soushi. Essentially, he's jealous of... himself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family raised him under house arrest from birth, and when it became too much, he learned to appeal to the sympathies of household workers and members in order to manipulate his way to freedom. He eventually ended up in the service of Kagerou and his family until he turned 20, at which point he was freed.
    • And history repeats itself when he's reincarnated, where he's put under even worse restrictions than before. However, thanks to Ririchiyo setting up precautions, he didn't have to go to the lengths he did in his previous life to escape it.
  • Declaration of Protection: He declares he exists for the sake of protecting Ririchiyo.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Connected with his twisted personality.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Ririchiyo. The dogged is kind of a pun.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Rakuen no Photograph (Paradise of Photographs)", ending theme for Episode 3.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Reincarnated Soushi tries to be this for reincarnated Ririchiyo, but she loves his past self only.
  • Duality Motif: His right eye is blue, while the other is golden yellow. This is probably to indicate the fact that he is a half-kitsune.
  • Even the Guys Want Him
  • Extreme Doormat: Totally willing to commit suicide for Ririchiyo's sake or if she declares she doesn't need him.
  • Gender Bender: His shapeshifting allow him to transform into a woman. Reincarnated Soushi, when visiting Ririchiyo during gym class one day, transformed into a girl because he hoped that Ririchiyo would be more comfortable with the company of a female. Naturally, all of the guys in her class are interested.
  • Generation Xerox: All the Atavist's reincarnations retain most of their former characteristics, but Soushi's notable for almost flawlessly emulating his past self, despite the fact he, unlike most of the others, does not have his past memories. Also, it only took hearing the stories about the previous Ririchiyo and Soushi, and reading the old letters of correspondence between them, for him to fall in love with Ririchiyo again.
  • Gold Digger: A... somewhat more sympathetic one before he became Kagerou's servant and met Ririchiyo.
  • Guile Hero: More than willing to manipulate anyone into getting what he wants, including the mistresses and masters that he works under, putting himself in as much control as he can with his relationships.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Soushi makes no secret of how much he loves to be his beloved Ririchiyo's servant. He actually would love that she treated him like a dog instead of a person.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies protecting Ririchiyo from Inugami.
  • He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him: He cries on Ririchiyo's behalf upon listening to her speak about the loneliness she's felt through her life.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Frequently refers to himself as a "lowly servant" or a "dog unworthy of anything", even for something as simple as a "thank-you". Usually Played for Laughs. To a certain extent, he uses this as to manipulate others and/or to gain control of a situation, but he really, truly is not proud of the way he is, and does not see much value in himself at all.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Reincarnated Soushi for reincarnated Ririchiyo.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge Guy to Ririchiyo's Tiny Girl. She only comes up to the middle of his chest.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: He's told Ririchiyo his greatest dream is to have a child and a family someday. Considering his terrible childhood, this is likely so that he can give someone a better life than the one he did, and also because it was something he'd never had.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He might a yandere stalker, but to his credit, he's not willing to make assumptions about his relationship with Ririchiyo, and lets her be the one to decide where they stand with each other. When he says he'd do anything for her, he really does mean it.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He'd grown fond of Ririchiyo through the letters they exchanged, but his devotion to Ririchiyo was sealed when he realized that the entire time she'd been aware he'd been distant in his writings, and that when he for the first time ever was genuine in a letter, it didn't escape her notice.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Ririchiyo. It wasn't until after getting to know her through her letters that he began to develop into his own person.
    • Also, his reincarnated self. Before she died, Ririchiyo asked Kagerou's mother to release Soushi from his house arrest once he reincarnated.
  • Keigo: Speaks very respectfully under any and all circumstances.
  • Kitsune
  • Lack of Empathy: In his backstory. It wasn't until he came into contact with Ririchiyo that he began to experience having actual feelings.
  • Lady and Knight: He's the knight, Ririchiyo is the lady.
  • Ladykiller in Love
  • Lolicon: Sorta. He gets called this in-series at one point, but a seven year age difference isn't nearly as bad as some examples. That being said, when he fell in love with her through her letters, she was only around the age of ten. To be fair, no matter what, Ririchiyo would've been corresponding with a boy nearly twice her age, since her actual fiance Kagerou, who she thought she was writing to, was the same age as Soushi.
  • Love Before First Sight: Kagerou made him write replies to the letters from Ririchiyo. Soushi got to know her rather well throughout her letters and eventually developed genuine feelings for her even though he had never met her before.
    • Happens again with his reincarnation, as it only took hearing stories about her and reading their old letters for him to fall for her just as hard as he did before.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He got his way through life by stealthily exploiting other people, even his friends, which he's still all too willing to do even now. The only person he will not exploit is Ririchiyo.
  • Megane: Sometimes. The only times he's really seen wearing glasses is when he's relaxing.
    • Reincarnated Soushi wears glasses all the time, except when he is in his youkai form.
  • Me's a Crowd: He's been seen using his duplication abilities to help with chores or as part of battle strategy.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: He's the servant, and quite an eager one at that.
  • Mystical White Hair: Silver-tinged, but close enough. It actually does turns white when he's in his demon form in the anime though.
  • Official Couple: With Ririchiyo. On shaky grounds now that they've been reincarnated, and Ririchiyo's declared that she only loves his past self.
  • Off with His Head!: This is how Inugami kills him.
  • Petal Power: In his introduction, the window is open and Cherry Blossoms drift inside the hall around him. Petals are also used in his transformation scenes.
  • Poisonous Friend: He is astoundingly loyal to Ririchiyo, but has no qualms about hurting others if they're in his way, not even his own friends. Especially true of his reincarnated self.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair color becomes white in his youkai form.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Before he met Ririchiyo.
  • Property of Love: Soushi happily says all the time that Ririchiyo is his owner, referring to himself as her dog.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Subverted. Reincarnated Soushi does love reincarnated Ririchiyo, but she rejects him because his past self is the only one she loves.
  • Relationship Reset Button: His reincarnation doesn't have memories from the past, which, as stated above, throws a monkey wrench into his relationship with Ririchiyo.
  • Replacement Goldfish: His reincarnation lacks his old memories but that doesn't stop him from trying his darnedest to act like, and take the place of, his former self.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Despite the fact that one of Ririchiyo's defining characteristics is that she often says the exact opposite of what she means, Soushi tends to take the things she says way too seriously.
  • Satellite Love Interest: A rare main protagonist example. He has little to no personality outside of his devotion to Ririchiyo and he declares his entire existence is solely for her sake. Justified since he basically was an Empty Shell before he met Ririchiyo.
  • Self-Duplication: Has the ability to form clones of himself.
  • Sexual Extortion: It's heavily implied (and made clear in the anime) that one of the things Soushi did to worm his way to freedom from his life-long house arrest was allow the women in higher positions of his extended family use him for sexual favors. Disturbingly, he started doing this in his early teens.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Ririchiyo-sexual. He himself has stated that it wouldn't matter if she were an old woman, a boy, or even an animal, he'd still be equally attracted to her.
  • Stalker Shrine: He has a photo-covered shrine to Ririchiyo in his apartment room.
  • Stalker with a Crush
  • Subordinate Excuse: He wanted to become Ririchiyo's servant because he adores her so much and nothing makes him happier than to serve her.
  • Superpower Lottery: Soushi gets shapeshifting, shadow clones, super reflexes, super strength, and a Cool Sword, which is a lot more than most other atavists get.
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: His strategy to obtain freedom for himself when he was young, which ultimately, undeniably, got engrained into his personality.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even when pissed off, he remains polite and respectful at all times.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ririchiyo.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The signature power of Kitsune like himself. He can even turn into a girl!
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Though there does exist goodness in him, his (self-admitted, even) twisted and manipulative personality qualifies him for this trope. Better qualifies for his reincarnation who really does not care about anyone but Ririchiyo.
  • Yandere: Oh definitely. He's arguably got more self control than most examples, but his obsession with Ririchiyo and desire to protect her can go to very extreme and disproportionate levels very fast. Renshou even calls him this once.

    Renshou Sorinozuka
Age: 17 (initial), 18 (during youkai raid), 41 (23 years later)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), David Wald (English)

An Ittan-momen (lit. "one bolt of cotton") half-demon with several tattoos on his tanned skin, he is the tenant of Room 3. He's had a brother-sister relationship with Ririchiyo since childhood, which earns him Soushi's trust. His SS Agent is Nobara.

    Nobara Yukinokouji
Age: 21 (initial), 22 (at death), 14 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)

The assigned SS Agent to Renshou, Nobara is a Yuki-onna whose human form depicts her as a young woman wearing glasses. She likes girls and fashion so much so that, in her free time, she looks at adult magazines with beautiful women in them and shares them with Renshou.

    Kagerou Shoukiin
Age: 22 (initial), 23 (at death), 20 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

Tenant of Room 2 and a half-oni, though a different one than Ririchiyo. He's Soushi, Banri, and Zange's former master, and Ririchiyo's fiancé. Kagerou is eccentric, straightforward, and narcissistic, calling the other tenants "pigs" or "human toilets". His SS agent is Karuta.
  • Aggressive Categorism: Played for Laughs. According to him, everything that exists in the world only come in two flavors: Sadist or Masochist.
  • Allergic to Routine
  • Attention Whore
  • Arranged Marriage: With Ririchiyo.
  • Bespectacled Bastard Boyfriend: If you count the mask as glasses. He did wear glasses in his youth though.
  • BFS
  • Big Entrance: Tries to surprise everyone almost every time he arrives on the scene. Compounded by his Leitmotif.
  • Bishōnen: Ignore his personality and you may find that he's quite pretty.
  • Blood from the Mouth: He was found with this when he dies in the rebooted timeline.
  • Blow You Away: His transformation sequence involves wind.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's an adult version of this in the reincarnated timeline, where his levels of obnoxiousness has remained the same, but he's noticeably shorter than he used to be. He claims he'll grow back to his original height, but he's already 20...
  • The Bully: To Banri.
  • Catch Phrase: "That's good, that's good!" Or alternatively, "I like it, I like it!"
  • Curtains Match The Windows: In the one color illustration where see him without his mask reveals this.
  • Disposable Fiancé: The fact Kagerou was engaged to Ririchiyo seems to serve no other purpose than being the reason she and Soushi came into contact with each other, since she can't stand him, and he never shows any sort of interest in her that could remotely be considered "romantic" unless it's to get a rise out of either her or Soushi. Not to mention Kagerou didn't waste any time calling Ririchiyo his ex-fiance after she and Soushi got together.
    • Averted somewhat with his reincarnation who did actually correspond with Ririchiyo via letters while they were growing up, and there are hints he may have come to develop feelings for her this time around. In which case you could argue it became a really Zig-Zagged case of Matchmaker Crush, since in the original timeline he wholeheartedly encouraged Soushi writing the letters.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "SM Hantei Forum (S&M Judgment Forum)", ending theme for Episode 5.
  • Domino Mask
  • Dynamic Entry: Some of his Big Entrance's involve this.
  • Embarrassing Cover Up: Kagerou's personality would make just about anyone assume he was being a lazy jerk when he told Soushi to write the letters to Ririchiyo. The truth was that he didn't want to write to her with his horrible handwriting.
    • Doesn't happen in the reincarnated timeline though, where he does write to her... though apparently in code!
  • Faking the Dead: In the rebooted timeline.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His canine teeth are pronounced, which adds to his vampiric appearance. They turn into Cute Little Fangs when he's drawn as a chibi.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: When he was younger.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Except for Zange.
  • The Hedonist
  • Held Back In School: In the reincarnation timeline, Kagerou had to repeat four years of school. The result is that he's a legal adult still in his freshman year of high school. True to form, he acts way too proud about this.
  • Hidden Depths: Yes, when it comes to trying to compare everything to S&M he's absolutely ridiculous. But in the moments where you find him seriously analyzing a situation, or a person's character, he can be surprisingly accurate.
  • Horned Humanoid: In his youkai form.
  • Identical Stranger: Whether it means something or not remains to be seen, but fans have taken notice that without the mask, Kagerou looks unnervingly like a dark-haired Soushi.
  • The Illegible
  • Incoming Ham: He greets everyone as his "human toilets" in his introduction in Episode 5. This doubles as an Establishing Character Moment.
  • Insane Troll Logic: How he justifies a great deal of his S&M categorizations. ex. "This elevator's sure making us wait! It's a sadist!".
  • It's All About Me
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He calls his closest friends his livestock, okay? However, he's sloooowly showing more signs that he's a good guy underneath the usual jerkassery he has on display. He (eventually) apologized to Ririchiyo for making someone else write the letters to her that should have been from him, and then proceeded to tell her that the one who really wrote them was Soushi. He also folded 1000 paper cranes by himself to wish for Karuta to get better after she was attacked and then trapped in her demon form.
    • "...Will you not grieve for him?"
  • Large Ham: His theatrical costume doesn't help.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Loses it in his reincarnated self, who has kept the short haircut he had in his previous life's youth.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's obsessed with S&M. The "lovable" part is debatable though.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Apparently averted, hilariously enough. At least in the timeline where everyone's been reincarnated, it gets heavily implied that Mr. Obsessed With S&M's a virgin when Soushi's asked to reveal an "embarrassing secret" about him.
  • Mythical Motifs: His theme song in the anime, and overall character design (except in his demon form) have elements that are evocative of a classic vampire.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Not So Different: He frequently insists that he and Soushi are "the same", which Ririchiyo vehemently denies. In certain respects though, he's actually not completely wrong.
    • Apparently they've also got similar facial features.
  • Odd Friendship: Most of his friendships, and he's the one who makes them odd. Karuta stands out though since of the six (relatively) close relationships he has in the group, she's the only one that we haven't seen him have a childhood connection to.
  • Older Than He Looks: His reincarnated self is supposed to be 20, but he looks nearly identical to how he did at 14 in his previous life. The fact he's kept a short haircut and isn't as tall as he used to be only adds to it.
  • Ominous Opera Cape
  • The Paragon: Kagerou assembles all the people from the Ayakashi mansions throughout the country who have been saved by him once, to fight against Inugami's army of rogue atavists in the final battle.
  • Prince Charmless: He's really rude and egotistical. Considering what a decent person his mother is, how the hell he turned out this way is anyone's guess.
  • The Reveal: We finally get to see what his face actually looks like under the mask in chapter 25.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: In his younger days.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: Sadists and Masochists, and nothing else in between. This is even the focus of his ending theme.
  • Unsexy Sadist
  • Vulgar Humor: His vocabulary is littered with references to various sex and fetish plays and the only gifts he ever seems to get anyone are S&M props. He also constantly refers to people by way of insulting them and he's the most likely to warrant the need for censor bleeps. In the dub they even once chose to have him drop a "fucktard" in lieu of censoring.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Reincarnated!Kagerou shows up once wearing only his cape as a top and very much showing off his bare front.
  • Walking the Earth: At the end of the series, Kagerou decides to go traveling around the world to search for a new destiny now that the Hyakkiyakou has finally ended, taking Zange and Kuroe with him.

    Karuta Roromiya
Age: 15 (initial), 16 (at death), 20 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

The assigned SS Agent to Kagerou, a Gashadokuro (large skeleton created from those who starved to death) whose human form is a teenage girl with pigtails. Though she appears to be "zoned out" most of the time, she's actually very clever and observant and likes tasty food.

    Banri Watanuki
Age: 15 (initial), 16 (at death), 13-14 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

Tenant of Room 1, Banri is a mixed blood Tanuki demon with an impulsive streak and is very outspoken. Labeling himself a "delinquent", he considers Soushi his rival because he called him cute, causing Banri to resent him. His SS agent is Zange.

    Zange Natsume
Age: 22 (initial), 23 (at death), 21 (reincarnation, 23 years later)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

The assigned SS agent to Banri, Zange is a half-human, half-hundred-eyed monster who wears a set of black rabbit ears on his head. He is a very cheerful and eccentric individual. He's best friends with Kagerou. He also has a fondness for Soushi and has a tendency to flirt with him and call him "Sou-tan" because of this, though he has given pet names to most of the other characters as well. His youkai blood gives him the power of limited omniscience, and he has a penchant for meddling in the lives of his peers, usually with positive ulterior motives.
  • Agent Peacock: He's quite the fabulous chap.
  • Alone Among the Couples: Not in a romance sense, but while he's friendly with everyone, he also lacks a designated person to confide in if need be. And he probably is one of the most in need of it, too. This is particularly pronounced when Kagerou turns up "dead" in the reset timeline. Everyone else has a shoulder to lean on for emotional support in the aftermath, but Zange's found dealing with mourning for Kagerou by himself.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Zange shamelessly hits on Soushi and openly states he'd like to sleep with him... he's also peeked at Ririchiyo's panties to prove a point, and when Watanuki wound up clinging to him out of fear in one incident, Zange thought "this would be better if it were a girl". Huh.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Of the bunny variety.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Zange shows shades of this. He reveals that he more or less remembers everything in his past lives, and observes that destiny repeats with all of the atavists coming to the same tragic ends over and over again, implying that he tried but failed to make things better. This resulted in his Stepford Smiler Broken Bird personality and his philosophy that the other atavists should just enjoy life while they can.
  • Bandage Babe
  • Beware the Silly Ones
  • Bishounen
  • Blindfolded Vision: Half-blindfolded.
  • Blood from the Mouth: It was just ketchup though. Or was it?
  • Broken Bird: Hides it behind his cheerful facade.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While all SS Agents are this to some extent, Zange takes it literally.
  • Cast from Hit Points: His power seems to work this way.
  • Catch Phrase: "Can't we all just get along?"
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Has elements of one. He's a genuinely a caring and friendly guy and not much of a skirt-chaser, but he seems to like showing off the fact that with his powers he can see, and describe in detail, what kind of underwear Ririchiyo's wearing on a given day.
  • Cool Big Bro: Self-described this in his introduction chapter. Quirkiness aside, he's actually pretty effective. He switches between this and Team Mom to the group.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "one way", ending theme for Episode 4 with Banri (or at least the latter keeps butting in)
  • Drama Queen
  • Expy: His eyes that are usually shut, trickster personality, innate ability to know more than he lets on, and habit of teasing that he has some sort of secret, make him seem like a more flamboyant but unequivocally good version of Xellos.
  • Extra Eyes: His youkai blood gives him these, which he can use to search for information.
  • Eyepatch After Time Skip: Subverted, as he has always covered his right eye. It's just that he replaced his bandages with a patch.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Gets one after the timeskip.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Unless he's being serious and/or using his power.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: His entire body is covered in eyes, presumably a hundred of them, considering that his ancestry is that of a Hyakume, or Hundred-Eyes monster. Understandably, they're usually covered up under layers of clothes.
  • Fainting Seer
  • Finger Wag
  • For Happiness: Much of his character is built upon doing all sorts of things to ensure the happiness of his friends. He doesn't seem to care much about himself, though.
  • Fun Personified: He likes playing pranks or making people laugh, and he often gathers everyone to participate in games and activities together. He's also one of the only characters who genuinely enjoys Kagerou's crazy hijinks. Okay, so he's a Stepford Smiler, but he should really get points for trying.
  • Genre Savvy: A bit. Comes with his "all seeing" powers.
  • Ill Boy: He doesn't have the healthiest disposition. Apparently it's connected to his power.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side
  • Jerkass Façade: On the surface, he gives the impression of being a shifty character (and that he enjoys being seen as such). He also tends to do things at the expense of the comfort of his friends. But the reality is he's a really nice guy, and more often than not, what he does is for their benefit in the long run.
  • Keet
  • Laugh Themselves Sick: His reaction to Watanuki comparing Karuta to Tarzan. In general he has a habit of laughing somewhat inappropriately at his friends, though not maliciously.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy: He's a little like one to everyone in how he tries to encourage interactions, but Watanuki and Ririchiyo in particular.
  • Motherly Side Plait: His default hairstyle could be considered this, and to a certain extent he fills in the role. Oddly his reincarnated self no longer wears it like this regularly, but it's he who plays up the Team Mom act.
  • Mr. Exposition: His powers probably have something to do with it.
  • Nice Hat: Trades the bunny ears for one in the timeskip where everyone has been reincarnated.
  • Non-Action Guy: His powers are definitely useful, but since their primary use is for information gathering and they've proven to put a strain on his health in the process, you have to wonder how he ended up with a job that's supposed to involve being a bodyguard.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He isn't afraid of getting into Soushi's personal space or feeling him up, though Soushi never objects to it.
  • Not So Omniscient After All
  • Obfuscating Disability: His covered up right eye.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Perpetual Smiler:
  • The Pollyanna: When introducing himself to Ririchiyo, Zange says some pretty disturbing things about his past with a grin and falsetto.
  • The Prankster
  • Quizzical Tilt: Does this often, but mostly to tease the others.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Seer
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Watanuki's Manly Man.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: If you ignore the bunny ears. And even more so with his reincarnation who ditched the bunny ears and replaced them with a top hat.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Watanuki/Karuta, if the amount of times his meddling is to get them to have time alone together is any indication. He also seems to support Ririchiyo and Soushi.
  • Stepford Smiler: Is one in general, due to him having to deal with the fact he's got the memories of all his past lives and the horrors and/or tragedies that came along with them. He also tends to distract people with jokes, and/or play things down when he's overworked himself or isn't feeling his best.
  • Team Mom: Also self-described. See Cool Big Bro.
  • Tension-Cutting Laughter
  • Third Eye
  • Trickster Mentor: Zange often plays pranks and meddles in the lives of the other characters in such a way that people question whether he's a nice guy or not, especially in the cases of Ririchiyo and Watanuki. His actions usually end up helping them with their problems in one way or another.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Doesn't involve a falling out of any sort, but reincarnated!Watanuki lacks his past memories and didn't grow up with reincarnated!Zange as a "Childhood Friend", so they're practically strangers. They also rarely get to interact with each other since in this life, Zange's not Watanuki's SS Agent, and there are moments where it's painfully obvious that Zange misses their old relationship.

    Other Characters 

Chino Kotomura

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

A cheerful maid that works in Maison de Ayakashi who's perpetually happy and performs her job with passion. She has the ancestry of a Koropokkuru, and thus can transform into a really small form, which helps her clean really narrow places.

Ayumu Warashibe

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese), Illich Guardiola (English)

Another maid who works at the Maison and crossdresses in a French Maid Outfit. His personality is sensible and wry, which contrasts that of the other maid Chino. He has the blood of a zashiki warashi, which gives him the power to bring great fortune to any household he resides in.

Yuujirou Kouda

Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (Japanese), Mark X. Laskowski (English)

The third "maid" working at the Maison. He is a man with a somewhat outdated sense of humor who cheerfully talks about his recent divorce and layoff. His youkai form is an orochi, an eight-headed snake monster.

Jyoutarou Kawasumi

Voiced by: Katsuki Murase (Japanese), Rob Mungle (English)

The cook at the Maison, though he often gets distracted by making cocktails instead while his son does most of the actual work. He has the ancestry of a kappa.

Kotarou Kawasumi

Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (Japanese), Beth Lazarou (English)

Jyoutarou's son and assistant in the kitchen. He is, as far as we know, the only non-youkai person at the Maison.

Homare Nekozuki

The concierge of the Maison who has a mean face but a tender personality. He is extremely shy and embarrassed about his outward appearance. He has the blood of a nekomata, the two-tailed cat demon.

Shimon Satorigahara

She is the one responsible for the creation of the Maison de Ayakashi as part of her struggle to gain civil rights for other atavists back when she was younger. Known as the atavist with the strongest spiritual power, she has the ability, similar to that of Zange, of omniscience. Her power is so strong that she must stay cooped up at her family residence away from other people so she doesn't get overwhelmed by information.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Shimon doesn't seem to realize the horrible implications that come with causing the Hyakkiyakou so she can read deceased atavists' "stories". She sees it no different from watching a movie to entertain herself and she thinks there's really nothing wrong with having the atavists killed because they can be reborn anyway.
  • Auntie Pennybags: The main characters are a bit taken aback when meeting her for the first time; her personality doesn't really fit her status and wealth.
  • Cool Old Lady: Until after the timeskip.
  • Genki Girl: An old lady version.
  • It Amused Me: She founded the Maison de Ayakashi to lure atavists out of their households and makes Inugami start the Hyakkiyakou lifetime after lifetime so she can amuse herself by reading the deceased atavists' minds.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was really cute when she was a young girl, as her reincarnation shows.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair has always been white, as a hint of her great spiritual power.
  • Power Incontinence: Due to her overwhelming power, she has to stay secluded from other people or she'd be overwhelmed by information. Her only constant companion appears to be her part-tengu servant.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Seer
  • The Woman Behind the Man: She's actually behind the Hyakkiyakou along with Mikoto, wishing to see the "story" in the mind of the dead atavists.

Kuroe Karasuma

Shimon's assistant who is always beside her. She's part-tengu.

Mikoto Inugami

A mysterious atavist with the ancestry of a dog god. He's the leader of the rogue atavists.