Characters / Inu × Boku SS

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

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    Ririchiyo Shirakiin 
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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.
  • Action Girl
  • A-Cup Angst: It's not something she normally cares about, but she's notably bothered by her lack of size when it gets blatantly pointed out to her upon meeting maid #1.
  • Allergic to Love: Eventually gets over it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was bullied as a child and anyone who was nice to her was only pretending to like her because of her family status.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Kagerou.
  • Babies Ever After: The manga ends with Zange having a vision of Ririchiyo and Soushi getting married and having a son together. It's implied that their son will be reincarnated!Soushi, who wished to be born as Ririchiyo's son in the reset timeline.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Bad Liar
  • Battle Couple: With Soushi.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She falls in love with Soushi because he's the first person to show genuine interest in her rather than her family or social status.
  • Bitch Alert: In-universe whenever Ririchiyo meets someone new.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon in her demon form is a naginata.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to blonde Nobara and redhead Karuta.
  • Bokukko: She refers to herself with the masculine pronoun "boku", which is quite odd coming from a refined Ojou.
  • Broken Bird: She grew up isolated from everyone in her household and she was bullied by the kids of her school. This resulted in her developing her "bad habit" of putting up an abrasive front in order to protect herself. Now, Ririchiyo tries to distance herself from everyone, both because of the fear of them hurting her or her hurting them. She eventually gets better thanks to her relationship with Soushi and her new friendships with the other residents of Maison de Ayakashi.
  • Character Development: Ririchiyo is finally able to smile sincerely at Soushi by the end of the anime.
  • Childhood Friends: With Renshou.
  • Cry Cute
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Different shades, but both her eyes and hair are colored purple.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Kimi wa (You are)", ending theme for Episode 3.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": After becoming a couple in the reset timelime, Ririchiyo has to remind Soushi to use the honorific "-san" instead of "-sama" when he calls her by name.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Qualifies given her people skills and youkai blood.
  • Flower in Her Hair: In her youkai form.
  • Friendless Background
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Godiva Hair: In the shower.
  • Hime Cut: Befitting her status as an Ojou. Her sidetails are notably longer than the standard, but after getting reincarnated she sports the classical version of the hairstyle.
  • Horned Humanoid: When she uses her demon side.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Soushi's Huge Guy.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: She acts haughty and condescending in order to hide her insecurities and fears from her troubled past. She hates herself for being this way.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Puts up an abrasive front, but is trying to grow out of it because she knows she'll only hurt the people around her.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Was bullied as a child.
  • Lady and Knight: She's the lady, Soushi is her knight.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Karuta's light.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Renshou.
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She's Soushi's entire reason for living. It's thanks to her that he developed his own personality and emotions.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: As the atavist of the family, Ririchiyo was virtually casted away from her parents and she couldn't actually relate to anyone in the household, being considered as merely a family treasure. At school, she was bullied by other kids and the people who seemed to be kind to her were far more interested in her social status than Ririchiyo herself.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Becoming friends with the colorful people of Maison de Ayakashi helps Ririchiyo open up and improve her social skills.
  • Meganekko: Sometimes.
  • Minor Living Alone: She's only fifteen years old, but she came to Maison de Ayakashi to live alone because she was fed up of her isolated life at her household.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: She's the mistress, Soushi's the servant.
  • The Mourning After: After she and Soushi are reincarnated in the reincarnation timeline, Ririchiyo can't think of Soushi's reincarnated self as the Soushi she fell in love with. She declares past Soushi is the only one she loves and she can't bring herself to fall in love with anyone else, even his own reincarnation.
  • No Social Skills: A big issue for her. Since she has pushed people away in fear of being hurt her entire life, now she has no idea how to interact with people without insulting them.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Of all of the characters, Ririchiyo is the only one who is the exact same age in the reincarnation timeline 23 years later.
  • Official Couple: With Soushi. They start dating near the end of the first part of the story. Things don't go smoothly for their reincarnations in the second part, though. However, Ririchiyo and Soushi do manage to become a happy couple in the new timeline.
  • Ojou
  • Older Than She Looks: She's fifteen, but has a very childlike appearance. Nobara likes this about her.
  • Oni: She's a half-oni. Interestingly, Ririchiyo's oni horns look like goat horns instead of the standard smooth forehead ones.
  • The Perfectionist
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her hair color becomes lighter in her youkai form.
  • Protectorate: To Soushi.
  • Purple Eyes: Her purple eyes are a hint of her half-oni nature.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to her hips.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: A very pretty young girl with long black hair and pale skin.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Karuta.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: In her youkai form.
  • Shana Clone: A different take on the archetype. She's a rich, childlike fifteen-year-old Type A Tsundere with black Rapunzel Hair and Zettai Ryouiki. Unusually, she dislikes her common approach to people and is trying her best to improve her social interactions. Also, her love interest, who specifically asks her to call him a dog and treat him like one, is such an Extreme Doormat she actually finds it very difficult to do so.
  • She's Got Legs: Nobara sees this as her major Charm Point.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She falls in love with Soushi because he was the first person to be interested in her as a person and he repeatedly shows his deep love and devotion to her.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Her condescending and haughty exterior is actually a defense mechanism she developed in order to cope with her lonely family environment and bullying. In the present, her "bad habit" of talking down to people makes it difficult for her to relate to others and she gets really depressed everytime she unintentionally drives people away because of this. She's also the Trope Namer for the Anime Fan Speak term of the trope since Nobara was the one who came up with the word "Tsunshun" - abrasive and then depressed - to describe Ririchiyo.
  • Spoiled Sweet
  • Stepford Snarker: She gained a "bad habit" of talking down to people as a way to cope with a lonely family environment and bullying. She's gradually growing out of this.
  • Tearful Smile: When finally accepting the fact that Soushi is dead.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Wife (the mentally older and sensible girl of the 3 main female characters).
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's tiny, haughty and very abrasive. Deconstructed since she developed this attitude as a way to deal with her loneliness and bullying and actually wants to grow out of it.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Her reincarnated self can't remember her past life at first due to the trauma of losing Soushi.
  • Tsundere: Verging on Sugar and Ice Personality. She puts up an arrogant and condescending front to hide her most vulnerable side. And if she does get out of hand, she tries to make up for it by writing really long apology letters. B-but it's not anything to take seriously! She was just practicing her penmanship after all! Deconstructed as she finds this a bad habit, and tries her best to grow out of it.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • The Unfavorite: An interesting case of this. Due to her strong youkai blood, Ririchiyo was treated as a family treasure back at home, while her sister was largely ignored by the rest of the household. To compensate, her parents showered her younger sister with love while rejecting Ririchiyo, believing that she didn't need them anyway.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

    Soushi Miketsukami 
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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.
  • 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
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He looks pretty damn good as a woman.
  • Babies Ever After: In the final chapter, Zange has a vision that shows Soushi will get his dream to have a family with Ririchiyo. Moreover, it's implied their son will be Reincarnated Soushi which really brings out some awkward implications...
  • Badass in a Nice Suit
  • 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 Champion: Soushi has decided to devote his life to Ririchiyo and there's nothing he wouldn't do for her.
  • 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. It's hard to say if they really are friends, though.
  • Covert Pervert: As Kagerou points out, Soushi is a Sadist pretending to be a Masochist.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A calm variant.
  • Cultured Badass: Subverted, as the only reason he's so well-learned is because he didn't want to "disappoint Ririchiyo with his simpleness."
  • 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.
  • Declaration of Protection: He declares he exists for the sake of protecting Ririchiyo.
  • Devoted to You: Soushi frequently says he lives for the sake of serving and protecting Ririchiyo and just being by her side is like a dream come true for him.
  • 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.
  • 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: He became a Professional Butt-Kisser in order to appeal to his higher ups and worm his way to freedom from a life-long house arrest. One of his previous masters noted that he'd willingly do an embarrassing act with a smile on his face. He's something of a subversion since he uses this tactic to achieve his own ends, but it's also true he assigns so little value to his life that he'd even commit suicide if that was what was wished of him.
  • 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 at the end of Part I.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Free: When he was young, his family kept him under home arrest since birth. Soushi wanted nothing more than be free from his prison and go to the outside world. He used all the means necessary to worm his way to freedom.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: He's told Ririchiyo his greatest dream is to have a child with her someday so he can finally have a family who loves him. 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 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.
  • Insecure Love Interest: As much as he loves Ririchiyo, he doesn't think he's worthy of her and he believes that being her servant is the best he can hope for.
  • 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.
  • I 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.
  • Keigo: Speaks very respectfully under any and all circumstances.
  • Kitsune: He's a half-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: Soushi was with many women in his past, but was merely using them as a mean to get the freedom he wanted and he never had any sort of real feelings for them. It was when he got to know Ririchiyo that Soushi fell in love for real for the first time in his life and he has been devoted to her ever since.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. They start dating near the end of the first part of the story. Their relationship enters shaky grounds in the second part now that they've been reincarnated, and Ririchiyo's declared that she only loves his past self. However, things turn out well in the third part and Soushi and Ririchiyo are now a happy couple in the new timeline.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sex Shifter: His shapeshifting allow him to transform into a woman.
  • 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: People are quick to notice Soushi's obsession with Ririchiyo and the way he's always following her around make him a prime stalker. Soushi prefers to call himself her dog, though. He even comes with a Stalker Shrine!
  • 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.
  • 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 
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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 
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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 
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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!"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Don't let his ridiculous personality fool you, he's one of the better fighters of the group.
  • 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: Nobody in the Maison de Ayakashi is fond of him. Zange and Karuta seem to be the only ones who actually like him.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: He calls on a ragtag group of allies to fight in the final battle.
  • 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.
    • He's the only one who thinks that Ririchiyo using reincarnated Soushi as a Replacement Goldfish is wrong, and ends up being the one that gets her to move on.
  • 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
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's ultimately right about Ririchiyo needing to move on from Soushi's death, something the others were alright with letting continue.
  • 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
  • Oni: Like Ririchiyo, he's a half-oni, but of a different kind than Ririchiyo.
  • 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 
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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.
  • Action Girl
  • Babies Ever After: One of Zange's visions of the future in the final chapter shows Karuta and Watanuki with their child, who is implied to be Inugami's reincarnation.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Beta Couple: With Banri.
  • Big Eater: She is almost never seen without food in her hands. In fact, this is the focus of her ending theme.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to blonde Nobara and brunette Ririchiyo.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Her reincarnated self is Watanuki's agent and despite that now there's a 6-year age gap between them, it's clear that she still loves him.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens to her at the end of Part I. She's attacked and cursed by an enemy youkai, falling into a coma for several months. Once she wakes up, she finds out she's stuck in her youkai form and probably can never turn back into human. Desperate, Karuta asks Watanuki to kill her, but he refuses to give up on her. Eventually, Karuta is completely taken over by the enemy and becomes a mindless monster. She's then forced to be killed sometime after the youkai raid.
  • Broken Bird: Her reincarnated self is notably sadder and more reserved due to the circumstances of her death. She has also become overprotective of Watanuki in fear of losing him.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gentle Girl to Watanuki's Brooding Boy.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Watanuki.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Karuta is very odd and it's hard to figure out how her thought process works.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Cry Cute: She looks adorable when she cries out of happiness after she finds out Kagerou is still alive.
  • Cursed with Awesome: While her Gashadokuro powers are pretty strong, she laments the fact that her youkai form isn't cute.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Pink hair and pink eyes.
  • Dem Bones: Her youkai form is a giant skeleton.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "sweets parade", ending theme for Episode 6.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: Karuta pulls this off with Watanuki and Ririchiyo in Episode 6.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted. She seems to lack emotions, but she's really just spacey. She shows her emotions a lot in dramatic situations.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In episode 7 she shown to be on the realistic end of this trope, as while a whole lobster is food most people wouldn't eat the whole lobster, shell and all.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Kagerou makes Karuta wear outfits like a French Maid Outfit and a Qipao plus a Slave Collar when he visits, but she doesn't mind.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: She asks Watanuki to kill her after she is left trapped in her demon form, but Watanuki refuses and tells her that he'll be with her forever no matter what happens.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: To Watanuki, especially when her reincarnated self is a grown up woman.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Ririchiyo's dark.
  • Love You and Everybody: In the bonus chapter of the sports festival, Karuta has to pick up someone she likes as part of a game. She immediately chooses Watanuki... along with the rest of their friends from Maison de Ayakashi.
  • Moe Stare
  • Nice Girl
  • Odd Friendship: Compared to her relationships with Watanuki and Ririchiyou, her relationship with Kagerou seems shallow. Turns out they actually regard each other with a lot of fondness.
  • Parenting the Husband: A strange example. Watanuki's reincarnated self is at least six years younger than her and she tends to babysit him, something he hates.
  • Protectorate: To Banri. Not that she needs his protection.
  • The Quiet One
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Reincarnation Romance: With Watanuki in the reincarnation timeline.
  • Relationship Reset Button: Like with Soushi and Ririchiyo, Karuta has to build her relationship with Watanuki from the ground up since Watanuki can't remember the past. Unlike the lead characters though, things are going much better on Karuta's end.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Ririchiyo.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her hair color matches her innocent and sweet nature.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: What sparks the beginning of the series Cerberus Syndrome.
  • She Is All Grown Up: The reincarnated Karuta is already 20 years old — the oldest female in the household — and has let her hair loose (in addition to being bustier) by the time she is seen again, 23 years after she died at the tender age of sixteen.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She may be stoic, quiet and seemingly unfeeling, but still a really sweet girl who cares a lot about others, especially Watanuki.
  • Supreme Chef
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Child (the innocent and sweet young girl of the 3 main female characters).
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Watanuki in their youkai forms. She's a giant skeleton, while he's a small tanuki that looks like a stuffed animal.
  • Token Mini-Moe: For the agent side until her reincarnation, where she is already twenty by the time the series picks up 23 years after she was killed (along with everyone but Renshou) during the youkai raid.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: If Watanuki is in trouble, Karuta will be the one to come to his rescue.
  • Voice of the Legion: In her demon form.
  • Woman Child: Her reincarnated self is already 20 years old, but acts pretty much the same.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B.

    Banri Watanuki 
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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.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Not so much a child, but his reincarnated self is a junior high school boy, making him the youngest of the reincarnated cast and at least six years younger than the reincarnation of his crush, Karuta, who is now his agent.
  • Amnesiac Lover: Like Soushi, Banri's reincarnated self doesn't remember the past, including his former relationship with Karuta.
  • Babies Ever After: In the final chapter, among Zange's visions of the future we see that Watanuki and Karuta eventually have a child together. It's implied their child is Inugami's reincarnation.
  • Befriending the Enemy: He unknowingly does this with Inugami in the reincarnation timeline. Not being able to remember anything from his past life, Watanuki approaches Inugami and befriends him. Surprisingly, this manages to make Inugami develop a soft spot for Watanuki and their friendship even made him consider to put a stop to his eternal resets to live a normal life. Inugami then tries to forget about his friendship with Watanuki by going back in time again and erasing the "If World" with it. In the end, Inugami couldn't stop considering Watanuki his friend and this lead to his defeat.
  • Beta Couple: With Karuta.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding Boy to Karuta's Gentle Girl.
  • Butt Monkey: Tries to be a bona fide delinquent and earn some respect, but it never works his way.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Karuta.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Competition Freak: Watanuki reacts this way at any opportunity to beat Soushi at something.
  • Declaration of Protection: He says he will protect Karuta. Not that she needs his protection.
  • Delinquent Hair: He dyes his hair blond since in Japan young delinquents tend to bleach their hair.
  • Distressed Dude
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "one way", ending theme for Episode 4 with Zange (or at least he keeps butting in).
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!
  • Dragged into Drag: At the end of Episode 12 by his bullies.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Rascal.
  • Fun T-Shirt
  • Hair Decorations
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Hero-Worshipper: In sharp contrast to their former relationship, Watanuki's reincarnated self greatly admires reincarnated Soushi for his physical abilities.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: The horrible bullying he suffered from Zange and Kagerou throughout their childhood is entirely Played for Laughs.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • I Just Want to Be Badass
  • Irrational Hatred: The source of his rivalry with Soushi.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man
  • Japanese Delinquents: Watanuki insists that he is one. No one takes him seriously.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Just a Kid: His reincarnated self is belittled because of being the youngest of the reincarnated cast. He gets really annoyed that Karuta acts like his babysitter.
  • Last Name Basis: Everyone calls him by his last name, even Karuta. Only Inugami calls him by his first name.
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • Marshmallow Hell: From Karuta's reincarnated self.
  • Morality Pet: His reincarnated self ends up becoming this for Inugami. After they became friends, Inugami found himself enjoying a world in which the Shimon he loved died and even started considering living a normal life in that world. Inugami then tried to get rid of those feelings by resetting everything all over again, but he realized even then he still considered Watanuki his friend and this ultimately lead to his defeat.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!
  • Non-Action Guy: As much as he claims to be a delinquent, Watanuki has no fighting abilities and there's nothing his youkai form can do in battle but to look cute.
  • One Head Taller: He's taller than Karuta by a head. It's the other way around with their reincarnated selves, though.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Poke the Poodle: His attempts at being a delinquent include eating taiyaki from the head, holding meetings with his "lackeys" (who are just a bunch of old people) and helping with the housework to get the license he needs to ride a bike he stole.
  • Power Incontinence: He doesn't have a very good control over his powers and sometimes spontaneously transforms into his Tanuki form, often in response to an emotional state. He finds this to be mortifying.
  • Precocious Crush: After the timeskip, his reincarnated self is at least six years younger than the reincarnation of Karuta. Karuta does remember their past relationship and she still has feelings for him, but Watanuki gets annoyed that she tries to act like his babysitter.
  • Rebellious Spirit
  • Reincarnation Romance: With Karuta in the reincarnation timeline.
  • Save the Villain: He wants to save Inugami from his eternal resets. The ending implies Inugami is reincarnated as his and Karuta's child.
  • Self-Duplication: Like Soushi's Kitsune powers, Watanuki's Tanuki blood has given him multiplying powers. He has tried using this as a battle technique with limited success.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Zange's Sensitive Guy.
  • Spanner in the Works: It's his random friendship with Inugami that ends up ending Inugami's resets.
  • Tanuki
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Karuta in their youkai forms. He's a small tanuki that looks like a stuffed animal, while she's a giant skeleton.
  • Tsundere: He tries to act like a tough guy, but the facade falls apart whenever Karuta is being sweet to him.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Uke: More than one omake insists that any relationship Watanuki gets himself into will result in him being the bottom. Yes, even with Karuta. He strongly objects.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: To Karuta. It's actually a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming in the manga when Watanuki tells Karuta when she is stuck in her demon form that he'll be with her forever no matter what happens.
  • Undying Loyalty: He was apparently one to Zange in one lifetime, sacrificing his happiness to help him.
  • Unknown Rival: To Soushi.
  • Useless Boyfriend: He always says he's going to protect Karuta, but whenever they are in trouble she's the one who has to save him. He can give Karuta the best emotional support, though.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Again, much like the Kitsune, the Tanuki is known to have shape-shifting abilities. Watanuki still needs some work on the "voluntary" part, though.
  • With Friends Like These...:
    • Zange claims he, Kagerou and Soushi are all Watanuki's Childhood Friends. Watanuki says they're just his bullies.
    • There's also his reincarnated self's "friendship" with Inugami. Watanuki even admits Inugami acts more like a slave driver than a friend.

    Zange Natsume 
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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. He ditches it post Time Skip, which throws off Inugami's description of him.
  • 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
  • Definitely Just a Cold: He plays off his fainting as simply anemia. It's actually his Cast From Hitpoints ability.
  • "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
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A non-romantic version. Watanuki once dedicated one life to becoming a doctor and save Zange from his illness, going as far as to neglect his friends and love interest to search for a treatment. After that, Zange wants Watanuki to be happy, regardless of the price to himself.
  • 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. Kagerou calls him out on it.
  • 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.
  • Past Life Memeroies: He always has them.
  • 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.

    Spoiler Character 

Reincarnated Soushi Miketsukami

The reincarnation of Soushi who appears in Part II. Unlike everyone else's reincarnations, this Soushi has no memories of his past life and is therefore treated like a different person. He tries very hard to act like the previous Soushi to gain Ririchiyo's love, but things just don't seem to be working out between them.
  • 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.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He's jealous and resentful of the past!Soushi for getting Ririchiyo's love. Essentially, he's jealous of... himself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He had it even worse than the previous Soushi since his family put him 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.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: He is Soushi's reincarnation, but he lacks his past self's memories and this makes him essentially a different person. Even then, this Soushi loves Ririchiyo's reincarnation and wants to replace his past self for her sake. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't work out because Ririchiyo decides the previous Soushi is the only one she loves.
  • Evil Costume Switch: He wears a black outfit in his youkai form as opposed to his original white one. Subverted when it's revealed he's not actually evil.
  • 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.
  • Hopeless Suitor: It eventually becomes clear that no matter what he does, Ririchiyo will never love reincarnated Soushi in the same way she loved his previous self.
  • I Hate Past Me: Reincarnated Soushi hates his past incarnation for winning over Ririchiyo.
  • I Owe You My Life: Before she died, Ririchiyo asked Kagerou's mother to release Soushi from his house arrest once he reincarnated. This is the reason why reincarnated Soushi decided to repay her by trying to replace the previous Soushi.
  • Love Before First Sight: It only took hearing stories about Ririchiyo and reading their old letters for him to fall for her just as hard as his past self did before.
  • Megane: Unlike his previous self, this Soushi wears glasses all the time, except when he is in his youkai form.
  • Oedipus Complex: Reincarnated Soushi is implied to eventually be reborn as Soushi and Ririchiyo's child in the reset timeline, and Zange warns Ririchiyo he'll be quite attached to his mother.
  • 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: He doesn't have memories from the past, which, as stated above, throws a monkey wrench into his relationship with Ririchiyo.
  • Replacement Goldfish: He lacks his past life memories, but that doesn't stop him from trying his darnedest to act like, and take the place of, his former self for Ririchiyo's sake. It doesn't turn out well for either of them.
  • Sex Shifter: 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: His mere existence is a big spoiler for the final events of Part I, mainly Soushi's death.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Qualifies better than his past self. This Soushi really does not care about anyone but Ririchiyo.

    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.
  • Alliterative Name: Shimon Satorigahara
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Shimon doesn't seem to realize the horrible implications that come with causing the Hyakkiyakou so she can read the 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.
  • Big Good: She founded the Maison de Ayakashi and was responsible for encouraging peace amongst atavists rather than hunting them down. Subverted when it's revealed she's actually The Woman Behind the Man.
  • 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.
  • It's All About Me: She only cares about what she wants and will do anything to get it, without even considering how it might affect others. She doesn't even care about having people killed just so she can get to know their stories from their corpses.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was really cute when she was a young girl, as her reincarnation shows.
  • Lack of Empathy: She's perfectly happy with people dying so long as she gets an interesting story out of it.
  • 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: Her hair is about as long as her body.
  • Seer
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Her hair is naturally white and the fact that she's revealed to be The Woman Behind the Man and she doesn't care about having the atavists killed so she can get a good story from it definitely makes her qualify for the trope.
  • 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.
  • Affably Evil
  • The Ageless: His body was left permanently as that of a young boy as a side effect of trying to use the Thousand Year Sakura Tree to go back in time.
  • Big Bad: He's trying to make the Hyakkiyakou and is the responsible for the deaths of the main characters in the first half of the history. The rest of the series is about trying to stop him from doing the same again.
  • Cat Smile
  • Curse: He can force atavists into their youkai form and drive them mad.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Dying Declaration of Love: In his final moments, Mikoto admits he loved Shimon.
  • Facial Markings
  • Fangs Are Evil
  • It Amused Me: He likes to bully Watanuki's reincarnated self for amusement's sake, as a requirement for their "friendship". He even punishes Watanuki when he fails to amuse him.
  • Jerkass
  • Kimono
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair was originally black, but it turned white after he tried to use the Thousand Year Sakura Tree to go back in time and wandered between space and time for several days.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His motivation for causing the Hyakkiyakou is his love for Shimon, who wants to examine the dead atavists' minds. So lifetime after lifetime he kills the atavists to bring Shimon the stories she loves.
  • Morality Pet: Seems to be this to Shimon, to an extent. He's the only person she seems to genuinely care about besides herself and once he dies, Shimon for the first time ever comes to feel grief over someone's death instead of excitement to know their story.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: His black hair turned white after he tried and failed to use the Thousand Year Sakura Tree to go back in time.
  • Reincarnation: A given for atavists, but it's implied he eventually reincarnates as Watanuki's son.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: He has dot-shaped eyebrows. In the final chapter, we see Watanuki and Karuta's child has Inugami's eyebrows, implying it's Inugami reincarnated.
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
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