This page lists the characters of Kara no Kyoukai and their associated tropes.
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"I can kill anything that exists - even if it's a god."
The protagonist of the series, she is a beautiful teenage girl who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception", a supernatural ability that allows her to see and bring into reality the inherent mortality of everything. She is peaceful and maiden-like in appearance, but fiercely determined, ruthless, and aggressive in mannerisms.Shiki originally had both a male and female personality due to her upbringing as a member of the Ryougi clan. After recovering from a traumatic accident, Shiki discovers that she can no longer feel the her male personality's presence while also feeling an uncomfortable detachment from her memories before the accident. While she knows that she is Shiki, she does not feel that she is.In the hopes of regaining her former identity, she puts on a cold façade that is somewhere between the soft, brooding nature of the female persona and the blunt, dissolute male persona. Shiki is often very brusque, businesslike, and aloof, although she does reveal a much more human and compassionate side towards Mikiya.
Bifauxnen: Often described as both "handsome" and "beautiful," although she definitely possesses a very feminine figure in the movies. In the novel she is described as looking and sounding fairly androgynous. In addition she uses aggressive masculine pronouns as part of the masculine persona she adapts to compensate for SHIKI's loss.
Big Fancy House: Before her coma, Shiki lived in a large Japanese-style mansion with a grove of bamboo beyond the outer wall. She now lives by herself in an apartment.
Blood Knight: Given the right opponent, Shiki is more than happy to engage in a good old-fashioned throwdown.
Blood-Splattered Innocents: She was seen covering herself in the blood of the victims of the murders of 1995-1996. However, she isn't the killer.
Blue and Orange Morality: The only way to describe some of the distinctions that she draws between 'murder', 'slaughter', and 'massacre'. All of these are completely different things to her. Only one is remotely okay.
Born in the Wrong Century: Oh so very much. She might not show any desire to have been born in another century (or any desire, period, aside from killing, really), but...
...she's a modern day warrior woman who only feels alive in a fight to the death.
...her weapons of choice are the tanto (knife) and katana (sword).
...she wears a traditional kimono whenever possible.
...she uses barely any modern conveniences (the lights and refrigerator in her apartment, and a phone she doesn't actually use
Bungled Suicide: Shiki actually didn't end up in a coma because of a car accident. It is revealed in the seventh movie that aside from being interrupted by Araya Souren, Shiki couldn't bring herself to kill Mikiya, as he was her (well both of her personalities') dream. As she couldn't get Mikiya out of her life, she decided to get out of his instead and threw herself in front of a passing car.
Byronic Heroine: Morally neutral? Check. Largely concerned with personal interests? Check. Disrespect of common authority? Check. Defined by conflict, inner and outer? Definitely. Attractive? Check. Introspective loner? Check. Cynical and jaded? Definitely.
Cute and Psycho: In reference to the anime fandom term Yangire, Nasu labels her as a Tsungire. For the non-Japanese speakers out there, tsun means cold, aloof and gire means cut, which is indeed quite appropriate.
Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: As a result of both losing SHIKI and spending two years in a void during her coma, when she wakes up she struggles with a sense of emptiness and complete apathy towards everything. This is the main reason behind her cold, standoffish personality, as well as her taste for killing- fighting to the death is the only thing that makes her feel alive.
Dissonant Serenity: "She bends down and touches the blood flowing on the ground; streaks it across her lips. The blood drips down and her body trembles in ecstasy. The first lipstick Shiki has ever worn."
Does Not Like Shoes: She seems to like her leather boots well enough, but aside from that, she is always shown barefoot at her place and often shown barefoot in official artwork and such. It's mainly used as a sign of purity, especially in shots of her wearing a white kimono and with a sword in hand.
The Don: In Mirai Fukuuin’s preface Shiki is now on her thirties, married and a mother. She seems to have come in terms to be part of a Yakuza family and she became the Ryougi Family’s head.
Eye Scream: In the fourth movie, Shiki crushes her eyes when her mind cannot handle the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, but doesn't lose her vision. She tries to do it again later, but is stopped by Touko.
Good Is Old-Fashioned: Not quite as much as "Sociopathic Heroine is incredibly conservative". Shiki makes almost no use of modern conveniences except for refrigeration and electric light, almost never even answers her telephone (and she hasn't changed the answering machine's message from its default), wears traditional clothing whenever possible, seems most comfortable in Touko's ancient, run-down office, and is utterly disgusted by drugs and casual sex (although gender is more or less a non-issue for her for personal reasons; she questions Tomoe's sexuality in a completely neutral manner and tries to make a vulgar joke when the Kokutou siblings bring up the possibility of her dating Azaka's female classmates). She's also isolated, alienated, desperately lonely, and completely insane, and while there's no causal link between all this, there are definitely the same forces in her history at work.
The Grim Reaper: Seeing as she can kill pretty much everything including intangible forces, beings who are already dead, and spirits. She is even described this way several times in-series.
Heir to the Dojo: She was chosen as the next head of the Ryougi family because of her older brother's inability to manifest his second persona, but apparently lost the position after losing her male personality.
Hope Is Scary: One reason why her feelings for Mikiya initially lead her to trying to kill him. He is a normal person who also treated her like one no matter what happened, was a constant reminder that because of her upbringing, misanthropic nature, and the world she came from, she can't be normal like she secretly yearns for. This threatens both her and SHIKI's stability.
I Just Want to Be Normal: After meeting Mikiya. This is essentially what her and SHIKI's "dream" boils down to. Touko in the fourth chapter bluntly reminds her not to dream about it as they come from the same 'side' of the world that belongs to magi and the supernatural.
Loss of Identity: After she wakes up from her two year coma, while Shiki knows she is Shiki Ryougi, she does not feel that she is due to being unable to connect herself to the "her" from her memories and losing her split personality.
Love Makes You Crazy: The reason Shiki wanted Mikiya out of her life. Her growing feelings and desire to be normal threatened her stability given her rather misanthropic nature. She eventually tried to kill him and when she realized she couldn't bring herself to do it, she tried to kill herself instead. To quote, she decided that if she can't make him go away, she'll make herself go away instead.
Love Redeems: Mikiya's love for Shiki is the reason she represses her murderous impulses.
Mafia Princess: The Ryougi family are prominent Yakuza, although she is very indifferent to her family’s business and doesn’t particularly like or dislike it. What she didn’t like was being groomed to be their future head.
Major Injury Underreaction: She appears to be completely apathetic to being hurt. Sacrifing her arm appears to be a fair tradeoff for winning to her, and gnawing her own thumb off to get free doesn't seem to bother her either.
Meaningful Name: Ryougi means "two equal sides of opposites", and while Shiki can be translated to "method" or "equation", it's more accurate to say that the name was derived from "Shikigami".
Mistaken for Murderer: She is suspected to have a connection with the murders of 1995-1996. Her appearing covered in blood at the crime scenes doesn't make her look like an innocent. However, at the end the real culprit it's revealed to be Lio Shirazumi.
My Sibling Will Live Through Me: Though not an actual sibling, Shiki does something like this for her male personality by adopting his masculine behaviour and speech patterns after losing him.
Noble Demon: Shiki has a Blue and Orange Morality and quite a taste for killing, but she has standards and a kind of sense of responsibility. She loves killing people who are worth killing, but dislikes killing those who won't effectively fight back. She also dislikes the way Fujino Asagami kills as she pleases and only goes to fight her when she kills someone uninvolved with her revenge.
Ojou: Technically. Her family had effectively retired from the task of demon hunting, but they remained wealthy landowners. She also fits the Ice Queen variety. Her actual tomboyish, blunt and aggressive personality for most of the series doesn't fit this at all, but before she lost SHIKI the original female personality fit this perfectly.
Ore Onna: Notably uses the aggressive-masculinepronoun of ore to refer to herself in spite of being the portrait of a classical dignified Japanese lady.She goes back to using watashi in the post-credits scene of the seventh movie, indicating that she had accepted both her past and present self.
Raised as the Opposite Gender: Shiki was raised as a male to be a suitable heir to the family business, although Shiki herself was never really into it, especially after her male personality died and she met Mikiya, leaving her household to live by herself in an apartment.
Reality Warper: Her Third Personality is capable of destroying or recreating any aspect of existence at will. However, she never uses her powers and Shiki doesn't know about them.
The Sacred Darkness: For what is essentially the human personification of the Grim Reaper, she manages to stay away from the typical villain tropes rather well, even getting a Theme Music Power-Up reminiscent of religious chanting. It helps that she is also essentially a void goddess.
Split Personality: To a much more complicated degree than usual. It's more of "United Independent Personalities." The Ryougi Family has the supernatural ability of dual personalities, which resulted in Shiki having both a (dominant) female side and a male side. The male's personality is carefree with a free-radical nature and talks like a guy, while the female's is brooding and uses Keigo.
The Stoic: Her disinterest in other human beings started it, but it's her connection to the Root that made her empty.
Theme Music Power-Up: Whenever Shiki begins doing something particularly epic, a suitably epic background track starts up; the music used in these scenes changes from movie to movie, if not from scene to scene, but manages to stay relatively similar overall (the tracks from her showdown with Araya Souren and her fight with Asagami Fujino are great examples).
Tomboy: Almost to the point of being a girl in biology only... However, a lot of this is a conscious front put on as a memorial to her deceased male personality.
Yandere: Being both "yan" and "dere" at the same time, as she seems to confuse her feelings for Mikiya as a desire to kill him.
"I guess it can't be helped. I'll bear your sins in your place."
An unassuming Ordinary High-School Student, he is the male protagonist of the series. After initially seeing Shiki in the snow, Mikiya confronts her and becomes her only friend. He becomes more and more attracted to Shiki as she confides in him until an accident leaves Shiki in a coma for two years. After crossing paths with dollmaker Touko Aozaki, he drops out of college to work for her as an investigator.After Shiki awakens from her coma, Mikiya finds he still has feelings for her and vice versa. Their relationship continues to grow throughout the remainder of the series.
Badass Normal: In the seventh movie, Lio crushes his leg and then, just to be a complete dick, stabs it as well. And then, after refusing to take a drug that will prevent him from dying due to the effects of another drug, Lio stabs Mikiya in the face. Does any of this stop Mikiya from limping on said leg and then clawing his way to Shiki? Hell no.
Eye Scream: Loses an eye in the last chapter/movie courtesy of Lio.
The Fettered: For God's sake, in Remaining Sense of Pain he shelters a rapist from street justice so he can turn him over to the police instead, even though he's viscerally disgusted (see the Scary Shiny Glasses example below).
Good Is Dumb: His niceness usually leads him to do very stupid things. He even says he gets called an idiot a lot. On the other hand he is a competent researcher and detective and has no lack of book smarts.
Scary Shiny Glasses: The third movie after Keita Minato confesses how he and his gang repeatedly raped Fujino Asagami.
Mikiya:You. Shut up.
Secret Keeper: After finding Shiki standing in front of a headless corpse, he didn't told the police, deciding to believe she isn't the Serial Killer. Also, he promises Shiki's Third Personality to not tell Shiki about her existence and powers.
Touko is an extremely powerful sorceress who masquerades as a puppet maker and occasionally a designer of buildings. Together with Mikiya, she runs a pseudo-detective agency that pursues cases with supernatural or abnormal elements.She is a powerful Magus, able to reproduce parts of a body that can be used in place of the part that was lost. This proves useful as she can not only reproduce the part to perfection, but can augment it with her magic as well.She is the sister of Aoko Aozaki and was the creator of the glasses that Shiki Tohno wears, as well as Shirou Emiya'snew body in the True End of Heaven's Feel.
Bi the Way: She flirts with Shiki the first time they meet. She also agrees to go on a date with Daisuke in the sixth chapter, and one of the men who appears in Mahou Tsukai No Yoru is an ex-lover of hers, and then there's the infamous open-mouthed kiss she gives Alice Kuonji from the same game. And Nasu says one of the first things she does when she moves to a new backup body is hunt for pretty girls.
Christmas Cake: Touko is about twenty-seven or twenty-eight. She was a high school student during a fad for pop-a-point pencils (in The Eighties) and the parts of the story in which she appears take place between 1998 and 1999.
Creepy Good: Although she is the boss through which our heroes are employed, Touko has an uncomfortable tendency to find amusement, if not outright viciously laugh at the irony of human suffering rather feel any compassion towards it.
Mikiya's younger sister, who is obsessed with him. She becomes an apprentice of Touko due to her rivalry against Shiki and is talented in the magic of ignition.Azaka actually likes Shiki and vice-versa, but both of them have trouble expressing it due to the fact that they have feelings for Mikiya. She is short-sighted, easily-agitated, and impulsive, but is good-natured at heart and a more-than-competent combatant. She is the protagonist of the sixth movie.
Brother-Sister Incest: Openly states that she's in love with Mikiya, her blood-related brother - during her self-intro narration, no less. She even left home, had their uncle adopt her, and enrolled at Reien Ladies' Academy in hopes that their time apart would lead Mikiya to view her as a woman rather than his little sister.
Vitriolic Best Buds: As revealed by Word of God, Azaka actually respects Shiki, and is quite fond of her; the feeling is mutual on Shiki's part. The girls understand each other enough to laugh at and finish the punch line of each-other's jokes, and marvelously complementing each together in abilities on the battlefield. The one thing, however, that prevents them from actually openly admitting their friendship to one another is their mutual love for Mikiya.
A former Buddhist monk who has lived for around 300 years and a previous acquaintance of Touko from the Sorcerer's Association, he is a major antagonist of the series who appears during the fifth movie.Though he may be an average Magus at face value, he is highly skilled in the creation of Boundary Fields. Over the course of the series, he sets into motion an elaborate scheme involving awakening supernatural powers in others in order to further his own goal of reaching the Origin.
Badass: Anyone who can give Shiki that much trouble qualifies.
Not to mention how this guy fights. Cut off his left arm? He snaps it back on. Cut off his right? Its hand will be around your throat in a few seconds. Stab him? He'll just shrug it off. Stab him in his point of death, twice? He'll smack you around the first time, and stick around to give a farewell speech the second. Not to mention his barriers and his habit of teleporting around his apartment complex. You do not mess with Araya.
When you learn about his plans and intentions, you might be reminded of Gendo Ikari as well.
A Day in the Limelight: Inverted. Despite being one of the most important characters in the series, he only appears in the fifth movie. If we're counting flashbacks, then he also appears in a few in the seventh movie as well.
Evil Plan: Collect and record the deaths of people and reach the Origin so he can end this world so there can be no more meaningless deaths.
Implacable Man: His Origin of stillness should give you an indication of just how implacable he is. This Origin bites him in the ass later, when, on the ground with a broken sword sticking in his chest, but with his dream of reaching the Origin a few feet away (Ryougi having been knocked unconscious by the impact), his body refuses to move.
Araya: I see... truly my Origin is stillness.
Kung-Fu Jesus: One of his arms has a Buddha´s remains grafted onto it, making him nearly unkillable when combined with the power of his Origin.
Meaningful Name: In Buddhism, the collective unconscious of humanity, it's will to survive, and therefore the "collective pool of humankind's selfishness", is called Arayashiki. Touko points out the irony of Araya having the very same name as that which he detests.
Fridge Logic: If Araya really was a Buddhist monk, how come he of all people didn't know this (judging from his startled reaction when Touko mentioned the above)?
Nigh-Invulnerability: Nigh indestructible due to his Origin of "Stillness" and having a Buddha's remains grafted onto his left arm - combined, these were even able to block the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. For a little while, at least.
Start of Darkness: A flashback/dream shows him standing in the aftermath of a bloody conflict 200 years ago, looking at the corpse of a little boy who got caught up in it. He resolves that since he cannot save anybody, he will at least collect and record the deaths of people and reach the Origin so he can end this world so there can be no more meaningless deaths.
A member of the Fujou clan, she appears as the antagonist of the first movie. As a child, she was stricken with a terminal illness and has been bedridden ever since. Her powers grant her the ability to unconsciously perpetuate the Fujou Building Suicides, which are the main focus of the first movie.
The main focus of the third movie, she is a classmate and friend of Azaka. Fujino is secretly a killer and her murders are seemingly a way of giving her inner peace. She has the ability to bend space/objects with her mind and later gains clairvoyance, allowing her to bend objects without needing to see them.Despite Shiki's Blood Knight tendencies, she ultimately decided to save Fujino instead of killing her like we thought she would. She did this by cutting through a bad appendicitis that's not only slowly killing her but also the cause of her murderous impulses. Because of this, she breifly appeared in the beginning of movie 6.
Feel No Pain: Both physically and emotionally, though she keeps this a secret from everyone else so they don't think she's abnormal. She was even repeatedly raped by a gang because of her passivity and this unwillingness to tell anyone about her 'pain'. She starts getting her sensation back in fits after one of the gang hits her with a baseball bat. The pain makes her feel more alive... and murderous. They die messily. It turns out that the lack of pain was the result of her step-father medicating her as a child to seal her psychic powers before they got out of hand.
Superpower Lottery: She gains clairvoyance at the cost of her eyesight going bad (not that bad of a trade). Combined with her telekinesis, she can potentially bend (and break) anything, anywhere. Shiki even complains about it to Touko after the battle.
The central character of the fifth movie, he is a high school student who crosses paths with Shiki Ryougi after she saves him from a group of bullies. He hides out in Shiki's apartment after admitting to her that he was forced to kill his parents because of his recurring dreams of getting killed by his mother.
Badass Normal: He has his moments. Namely, delivering a gruesome Eye Scream with no regrets, cauterizing a gaping wound without hesitation, and challenging Araya head-on, even knowing he stood no chance.
Heroic Sacrifice: Once he realizes exactly what he is. At first, it seems a Senseless Sacrifice, but he did bring with him the Kuji-no-Kanesada, which allowed Ryougi to fight at her absolute best and defeat Araya.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Upon meeting Mikiya, Tomoe inmediately realizes what is going on between him and Shiki. He takes it surprisingly well, believing that even he loves her, Mikiya is the one she needs. He still considers them to be an odd pairing, though.
Appearing in the fifth movie as an antagonist alongside Souren Araya, he is the Director of the Sponheim Abbey and an old acquaintance of both Araya and Touko from the Sorceror's Association.He has an inferiority complex regarding Touko and sided with Araya in order to defeat her to prove his superiority. In terms of raw power and ability, he is technically more powerful than either of his colleagues, but lacks the finesse and versatility to make the most of his strength.
The Archmage: According to Word of God, he's by far one of the strongest non-Servant Magi we have ever seen, with a 500-year old bloodline and more Magic Circuits than Araya and Touko combined. Unfortunately, he doesn't get to show this off.
Expy: Basically the most repulsive parts of Willy Wonka and Alexander De-Large rolled into one humanoid mass; combining the arrogance and bad-fashion sense of both. He even goes as far as to gleefully sing Bethoven's 9th Symphony 4th Movement, the favorite tune of Alex from A Clock Work Orange, when he tried to murder Mikiya in a chillingly sadistic torture scene.
Leitmotif: A waltz accompanied by a eerie-sounding flute, befitting his obsessive nature hidden beneath a facade of class and elegance, named Magician in the compilation soundtrack. A more sinister reprise can be heard in Spiral of the same soundtrack.
Brother-Sister Incest: In the novel, she's brainwashed by Kurogiri to believe that he is her brother and that she is in love with him so he can use her in his plans more easily. Though it may actually have been true, since she is adopted and it's revealed that Kurogiri really did have a sister.
Driven to Suicide: Attempts to do this in the novel to all the girls of Class D in order to punish them for their treatment of Kaori, believing as a devout Catholic that they will go to Hell for committing suicide.
Cunning Linguist: The only sorcerer in the world to be able to speak the ancient Unified Language.
Demoted to Extra: Though he is the major focus as well as the primary villain of the sixth chapter and the one who orchestrated the events at Reien Academy, his role in the movie is largely as an antagonist for Shiki to fight. Isn't it sad,Sacchin?
Foil: To Mikiya Kokutou. It's Lampshaded that the characters in "Kokutou" can also be read as "Kurogiri".
The Unfought: In the anime at least. He gets into a small scuffle with Shiki, but what happens to him afterwards is unknown. In the novel, he dies at the hands of Ouji.
"April 1995. I met her."
Introduced in the second movie as an older schoolmate of Mikiya who dropped out of school because he 'found something he wanted to do,' he is in actuality the real person behind the murders of 1995-1996 and takes on a much larger role in the seventh movie.
Because You Were Nice to Me: Has a strong attachment to Mikiya because he was his Only Friend and the only one who encouraged him when Lio abandoned school. The film makes Lio more focused on Shiki, so unlike the novel, this is not developed.
Bishounen: The crew of the animated films describes him as one. He's certainly beautiful◊...when he's not looking like a total lunatic, that is.
His 1995 appearance also counts. (Especially in the manga).
Blond Guys Are Evil: Though his first appearance suggests that he's not a natural blond, and that his exposure to magic might have changed his hair as it's known to do in other parts of the Nasuverse.
Depraved Bisexual: Subverted. Word of God claims that Lio has an affinity/obsession for the Anima: literally a preference for the feminine qualities of a male personality. In this regard, Lio fell for Shiki's male personality SHIKI but based on the personality's feminine traits. It's also possible that he has a gender identity disorder. Word of God also claims that although Lio and Mikiya had a simple senior/junior relationship, Lio once viewed it as an unbelievable friendship bordering on unrequited love. Also, though he is described as normally hating men and women alike, Lio considers Shiki an exception having viewed her as neither one or the other. Despite all this, both Shiki and Mikiya note that his outward behavior and attempts to appease both of them seem more like a front as opposed to being genuine, in order to convince either two to join his side.
Disproportionate Retribution: After being rejected by Shiki, he decides to seek out a schoolmate who was known for bullying others over arcade games in hopes of beating him in order to prove his worth as a weak person. It backfires when he accidentally kills him.
Dude Looks Like a Lady: In-Universe. A key plot element of the seventh movie is Lio being able to pass for Shiki, albeit at night and from a distance. Even Mikiya admits that he has ambiguous features.
I Just Want to Be Special: The beginning motivation of Lio's Start of Darkness. While Lio never blamed Shiki for rejecting him, he still internalized Shiki's words in which she described him as a weak person. Where Shiki wishes to have a normal life to be with Mikiya (whom outright has a normal life, no matter what he does), Lio seeks to be special in a way that makes him stand out and makes his existence matter. By the time we see him... and as the rest of the tropes illustrate... he's special
Meaningful Name: As Araya said, "You were one letter away from being a lion."
Monster Sob Story: Subverted. Even with the Horror Hunger, you might start to sympathize with him at least a bit once his backstory is fleshed out. Well, that is until the Fan Disservice throws any pity for him out the window and every viewer just starts aching to see him die.
Murder Makes You Crazy: Love would be the thing that drags him to the point of insanity. But it is his first kill that truly makes Lio snap and from then on, his life could never be the same.
Murder the Hypotenuse: Subverted. Lio plays up the idea of killing Mikiya as a means of removing Shiki's Morality Chain. This is more than likely a bluff to goad Shiki into becoming a murderer herself, as Lio never truly intended to harm Mikiya. Inversely, he plays up the idea that he and Mikiya are responsible in pushing Shiki into such a desperate state, as a means of corrupting him. It's heavily implied that Lio merely acted up both of these roles as he was really desperate for someone to join his side (be it Shiki, or Mikiya). Unfortunately for him, he was rejected by both.
My God, What Have I Done?: After Mikiya (seemingly) dies, Lio realizes that he killed his only friend and the only person who truly cared about him.
Never My Fault: Part of his moral dilemma was his inabiilty to accept his actions after he first killed someone.
Also, after believing he killed Mikiya, even though he is upset about it, he insists that it wasn't his fault.
Split Personality: To a degree. The novel describes Lio's mentality as two separate persona: the old Lio Shirazumi who held an attachment towards Mikiya, and the murderous monster/bloodthirsty killer that was born out of his initial love for Shiki (see Yandere). He even lampshades it in his diary and realizes that the cause of this is Mikiya. The film makes Lio more focused on Shiki, so this isn't developed.
Stalker Shrine: For Shiki, naturally. Could this guy get any more disturbing?
Yandere: Almost, but surprisingly averted. While part of Lio wanted to kill Shiki, it wasn't out of love as it's due to the violent impulses caused by his Origin of Consumption.
Azaka's roommate in the Reien Girls' Academy, and a woman who can predict the future through her eyes. She has a cameo appearance in the sixth movie, but her role is expanded upon in the Future Gospel epilogue.
The main antagonist of the novel Future Gospel: recalled out in summer. Unsatisfied with a normal like that he can predict with 100% accuracy, he is a bomber who uses his ability to avoid capture.His real name is Mitsuru Kamekura. Years later, he becomes a struggling picture book author and is hired by Mikiya to serve as his personal detective on Mana's recommendation.
Mafia Princess: As Shiki once were, Mana is one as Shiki herself accepted her family business and became the next head.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Mitsuru. His pessimistic behavior is usually counter balanced by Mana's curious and cheerful disposition, and Mana usually requires so much attention that he doesn't really have the time to feel down.