Characters: Kurohime

Characters from the manga Kurohime.


The most powerful witch of all time. Well known for her power, beauty and cruelty. Alternatively, one half of the goddess of mercy.


The Hero of the story. Her true identity is Kurohime's dark half, stripped of much of her power by the gods.

Zero/"Rei" from the Past Arc, in the Present Day

A good-hearted young man with fast hands and a strong sense of idealism and justice. Kurohime saved his life as a child, and he dedicated himself to fighting for justice afterwards.


A fire spirit trying to rescue her master. Has contempt for gods and humans, though the former more than the latter.

  • Action Girl
  • Because Destiny Says So: Her fate is to complete Yamato Senryuuto. She's NOT pleased with this plan at first, but thanks to The Power of Friendship and her mother's apology, she comes to realize that she was the only one that was devaluing her life.
  • The Big Guy: She's also The Lancer.
  • Broken Bird: You've no idea...
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Her opinion of humans raises over the course of the series, to the point she is willing to risk her life saving one. It did drop again for a short time, but she was able to reconcile her views once she got a hold of herself again.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She convinces the Spirit Kings to send her consciousness back in time and takes the bullet that Himeko refused to shoot at her, completing the Ultimate Blade.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: According to the elder of Asura's village, Asura is actually a human "blessed" with the power of Yamatohime. This is why she can serve as Yamatohime's sacrifice for the Yamato Senryuuto.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Kurohime often turns her into a dragon for extra bite.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Her true form.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Sacrificial Lion: And it takes her awhile to stop being bitter about it.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After Taking the Bullet for an innocent little girl named Sara, continuous fighting for the sake of the people who are inadvertently weakening the Spirit Kings with their actions drives Asura to abandon her humanity and attack everyone and everything in sight. She is also harboring intense resentment about being forced to serve as Yamatohime's substitute within the Ultimate Sword.


The former leader of the Onimaru Brigade and Kurohime's former Dragon. Was betrayed by her and branded with the kanji for "dog." Has sworn vengence on her but funnily enough is still attracted to her. Sword attempted to turn him into a snake minion, but his willpower enabled him to resist the change, causing him to turn into Tsucchi, a small, mute, lizard-like...thing.


The son of the shogun of Oedo. Decides to assist Hime and Asura in their quest to free the Spirit Kings after they save him from mermaids. Also in love with Hime.

O-yuki and Yukio

A pair of snow gods from Mt. Oosore who decide to tag along on Himeko's quest.


The Grim Reaper and High God. Colossal asshole. Zero takes his place after his death.

  • Artifact of Doom/Soul Jar: This is truly what the God Of Death is: a large dark one-eyed skull shaped core that when placed in someone's soul turns them into the Grim Reaper.
  • Karmic Death: Mocks love. Meets his death at the hands of someone who claims she loves him. Twice.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Uses the souls of the dead and the living as shields, mocks Kurohime and Zero, impales her and tells his most loyal follower to her face that her love for him means absolutely nothing to him, after impaling her as well.
    • The last one could count as his Moral Event Horizon since until then it was understood that gods cared about each other.


The leader of the Death Angels and The Dragon to Darkray.

The Death Angel Squad

A group of five angels that serve Darkray. Their names are Axe, Mace, Hammer, Dagger and Lance. Their captain was Sword.


The High Goddess of earth and lover of Darkray. Eek.


An old rival of Kurohime's and the second member of the Kurohime Punishment Squad.


A young woman that Himeko and Zero run into in the woods. Later on, she and Hime become good friends.


A member of the Kurohime Punishment Squad. She desires to take Kurohime's place as the world's most powerful witch.

Saika and Aika

Two lovers who are the final members of the Kurohime Punishment Squad. Saika was once an accomplice of Onimaru.


A young, angry boy from the past. Zero's older twin brother.


Zero and Rei's foster father, after their mother died. The greedy leader of the Wolf Brigade.

  • The Atoner: After he is killed, he becomes Kandata, the ferryman of the Styx, to try and figure out why Rei spared him. In the process, he makes up for his misdeeds by helping out Himeko and the others, not only at the river Styx but also by turning back time to let Himeko get a second shot at saving Rei.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Made an ark out of his and Kairyu's bones to help save the last living humans.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Every time Kandata appears.
  • Greed: His motive for just about everything.
  • Karmic Death/Laser-Guided Karma: He is killed by one of his foster sons for being a monstrous father. No, not Rei. Raida.
  • Kick the Dog: Just about everytime he's onscreen.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After death, it finally hits him how horrible a person he was, especially when Rei admits to him (as Kandata) that as horrible as Doc was, there was still something likable in him.
  • The Power of Love: Himeko cites this as the reason why Rei spared him. Even as horrible as he was, he was still counted as a father figure to Rei, if only because Rei and Zero never KNEW their REAL father. Yup, Doc won simply by default.
  • Too Dumb to Live: It's easy to count on one hand the things in the Past arc that aren't his fault.


A member of the Wolf Brigade alongside Doc, Rei and Zero.

The Spirit Kings

The four kings of spirits. By enslaving them and harnessing their powers, the gods became all powerful. They are Yamatohime, Genbu, Byakko and Seiryuu.