This page is for the characters of Omamori Himari and its spin-offs. Due to the ongoing nature of this manga, there will be spoilers for those who haven't gotten far into the story. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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Tropes associated with them:
Action Girls: Every girl except Rinko. The fact that they're actually using the "action" part and at the same time all have a crush on Yuuto probably also makes them...
The Three Faces of Eve: In Yuuto's house, we have Shizuku as the wife due to her skills at household chores and cooking, Himari as the seductress due to her constant attempts at seducing Yuuto, and Rinko as the child due to her Tsundere bordering on Comedic Sociopath nature.
One could argue that Shizuku is a bit of a seductress too seeing how she is very open about sexuality and isn't above using it as a weapon or to toy with people.
The protagonist of the series. He is an Ordinary High-School Student who lost his parents in a car crash seven years ago, with the only memento of his family being the red protective charm that was given to him by his grandparents. On his sixteenth birthday, he meets a beautiful girl named Himari who turns out to be a cat spirit, and discovers that his family is one of the twelve demon slayer families who eradicated ayakashi in the past.
Above the Influence: At first, to Himari's regrets, but as the series goes on, his willpower seems to be decreasing in this regard... it's getting to the point that the main thing keeping any given girl from seducing him is the other girls, who are very, very good at interrupting.
Kagetsuki: "He is one dedicated Goody-Two-Shoes. That is not to say I don't appreciate your egging him on." Shizuku: "Shut up...you know. He's just too passive."
Actual Pacifist: He is very close to this, at least partially. He really doesn't want to hurt anyone, and only does so if it is a matter of life and death... But still, he does let Himari fight for him, making her (and, at least in a way, himself as well, being her master) a Technical Pacifist.
All-Loving Hero: Yuuto just wants everyone to get along. As long as there's a chance that his enemies can be reasoned with, he'll hold off from fighting. Even when he wins the following battle, he tends to spare his opponents. He also gets drawn into people's problems pretty easily and devotes his efforts to helping them.
Arranged Marriage: His grandfather had arranged for him to be married to Kuesu, which wasn't discovered until his reunion with the latter.
Big Good: Tries to be this for both humans and ayakashi.
Birthday Hater: Doesn't like his birthday because that's also the day both of his parents died.
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On: Gropes Himari in his sleep and almost reached down inside her panties in the beginning of chapter 49. Upon realizing this, he apologizes, only to get kicked in the face for not going all the way.
Refusal of the Call: Initially refused to become a demon slayer, due to his pacifistic nature and belief in coexistence between humans and ayakashi. He later accepts his role following the Christmas arc with Himari.
Swiss Army Superpower: His Light Ferry can enhance ordinary objects, weapons, himself, other people (just ask Himari in the anime finale), and can also be used as a trap or a barrier.
Thanks for the Mammary: It's a Running Gag that this happens every time he falls onto a girl. Unusually for this trope, the girls in his unwanted harem often don't mind. Himari only objects if he does it during a battle or training session. Though he himself seems to have mixed feelings on this...
"They're big... (Gah, what am I saying!?)"
At the beginning of chapter 7, he wakes up with Himari in his bed, his hand full of boob. Unlike the standard reaction of stopping, he briefly considers massaging it. Then Himari wakes up and doesn't care at all.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Yuuto doesn't want anyone to get hurt. Most other characters are less friendly.
In the anime, He finally recognizes that you can't save everyone, and uses Light Ferry to power up both Himari's sword AND HIMARI, in order to kill Shuten-douji. Whether this foreshadows the manga or not is unknown.
Took a Level in Badass: He has some brief moments with this. His most notable examples is defending Rinko from Shuten-douji's attack in chapter 56 and wielding Himari's Yasutsuna to go against Tama in chapter 62 after Kuesu's death before having his arm bitten.
Training from Hell: He tries this once with Shizuku, but without success — since she can't bring herself to actually hurt him, the training doesn't work. Then, Lizlet, Rinko and later even Himari show up, and it turns into Training FromMarshmallowHell...
The training he now recives from Himari seems much less severe, though.
Weak, but Skilled: His family, while having no martial arts prowess, magic ability, or swordsmanship, has only gained demon slayer status because of their Light Ferry ability.
Wham Line: Delivers on in chapter 63 after Himari absorbs Tama's spirit energy.
"Himari defeated the Nine-tails. It was a complete victory. But everyone who heard Himari's laugh..felt a sense of dread."
Why Did it Have to be Heights?: Apparently couldn't handle them well, first shown in chapter 14 when Lizlet threw him up with no effort, causing him to scream for his life, and in chapter 22 during an outdoor art trip where he grew nervous by a cliffside. Turns out Himari was responsible for this fear.
The heroine of the series, she is a Cat GirlSamurai spirit who protects Yuuto from the ayakashi out to kill him due to an ancient vow set by her ancestor to serve the Amakawa family. She is a proud and noble samurai who will protect Yuuto at all costs. Though she is not above seducing Yuuto every now and then.
And there's the scene where she swallows a medicine pill that would heal her, but initially would "shut down" her human side and make her go completely primal. Yuuto was worried at first that she would turn violent or be in pain, but as he hilariously found out, Himari's mind was merely turned into that of a playful cat, and with Yuuto right in front of her, she had her fun.
Cats Hate Water: Played with. She doesn't like deep water, but she's perfectly fine in shallow water, hence why she's okay with taking a bath or shower.
Although in Volume 0, while Yuuto and the others were near a pool, Himari was less than pleased while in it. She had the same reaction from when she went to the beach in Chapter 3. The reaction being very nervous.
Cry Cute: After killing Hime in Book of the Gaiden.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Unleashes her demon aura in chapter 42 to fight a grown-up Tama in the ski resort's hot spring. She explains that when her kind was made to serve the Amakawas, they stopped using this technique (which was part of their fighting style) because it will revert them to their natural state.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Being a warrior who respects honor, Himari occasionally takes offense to Yuuto's kindness when something bad happens to her.
Drunk on the Dark Side: From chapter 63 onwards after getting a taste of Tama's spirit energy and sucking it right out her. She gets better in the end, though.
Fallen Heroine: After absorbing Tama's spirit energy in chapter 63, she becomes this due to its evil influence.
Faux Paw: Does this on occasion. In fact, the back cover of the first volume has her do just that.
Forgotten Childhood Friend: Himari has known Yuuto since his childhood, which was erased as a side effect from the protective charm. In fact, part of the Noihara arc revolves around her getting Yuuto those memories back.
In-Series Nickname: "Cat Princess"note Nekohime for Rinko, simply "Cat" for Kuesu and Shizuku, and to a lesser extent "Cat God"note Nekogami for Hitsugi. Some of the fan translations turned "Cat Princess" into "Miss Pompuss".
James Bondage: The only reason Himari doesn't need to CONSTANTLY rush out to save Yuuto is that she's usually already with him and can save him right away. Still, it happens.
Katanas Are Just Better: Her katana, Yasutsuna, which was an heirloom from the Amakawa family. Bonus points for being a legendary sword used by Minamoto no Raiko to defeat Shuten-douji.
Keigo: How she speaks. Some scanlators reflect this by rendering her speech in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe. The official English translation is smarter and more subtle about it by having her not use contractions as well as having her speech be more elaborate than that of the other characters.
Kimono Fanservice: On some of the chapter cover pages and color inserts of each volume. Some within the chapters themselves if you know where to look.
Mama Bear: To Yuuto. Comes with her duty as a bodyguard, after all.
Meaningful Name: Her name means "Crimson Ball". The first kanji of her name is shared with her title, "Noihara Crimson Blade",note Noihara no Hiken while the second kanji is a reference to how cats like to play with balls (of yarn), and Himari's ayakashi species is a cat monster (bakeneko). Her last name, Noihara, is taken from the village (now city when she and the gang revisited) where she was born and raised in.
Meido: When she's working part-time at Cafe Relish. She can also let out her ears and tail there as well, as no one there can tell the difference between real and fake cat ears.
Yuuto: "Shouldn't your hair stay white, since it's easier to draw?"
The same omake explains that the hair color was inspired by another character's (Kuesu).
In the anime, Himari undergoes a further transformation in the final two episodes, when supposedly she gives herself FULLY over to her demon side. Her hair changes to white, her WHOLE BODY sprouts fur and gains marks, and her head/face become decidedly more cat-like. CRAZED cat-like, with red eyes.
My God, What Have I Done?: At the end of Book of the Gaiden (which took place when Yuuto's grandparents were still alive) where she was forced to kill Hime, another cat ayakashi she befriended, due to the Amakawa family's law of killing cat ayakashi that have reverted to their primal instincts (she saw her consume the flesh of a human girl whose grandmother was once her owner). In other words, she was forced to kill a member of her own kind, and it was so painful to her that she starts crying. Poor Himari...
Sprouting Ears: Himari can actually do this, but her ears and tail are enough to trigger Yuuto's allergies, so she only does so if needed... or to threaten him ("I shall let out my ears and tail and meow").
Actually, if sufficiently angered, she'll do more than threaten him...
It shows up later in chapter 63 when she prepares to absorb Tama's spirit energy.
In the anime, Himari does just this in the final two episodes to defeat Tama and Shuten-douji. BERSERK doesn't even begin to spell it out — she becomes destruction personified. Yuuto snaps her out of it with a hug and The Power of Love.
These Hands Have Killed: She doesn't show much remorse when killing other ayakashi, but at the end of Book of the Gaiden after she kills Hime, another cat ayakashi, she breaks down hard.
Which quickly becomes a Title Drop after she takes over the role of protecting Yuuto after the protective charm (known in Japan as an omamori) stops working. In other words, she is Yuuto's new protective charm, or Omamori Himari.
Technically, Himari and Kuesu met Yuuto before her. So she's more of a Veronica or a Cheryl depending on the reader's point of view. Then again, Yuuto did forget them as a result of the protective charm's magic.
A mizuchi, a water dragon deity, and the series' Token Mini-Moe. Her family was killed by the Jibashiri Family of Demon Slayers 100 years ago, and has since borne a deep-seated hatred of Demon Slayers. She appears at the beach to kill Yuuto and Himari, but after witnessing the strange events between them, she decides to take up residence in Yuuto's house so she can "observe" him.
A Day in the Limelight: More like an entire story arc in the limelight, starting from chapter 30 to chapter 33.
Barely-There Swimwear: Wears an extremely skimpy bikini in Chapter 27. The other characters are very surprised about it (this also answers the age-old question just how these sling bikinis look like from the backside).
Brutal Honesty: She has this tendency. She shamelessly lampshades her appeal to Lolicons, and in one instance, after Yuuto fainted in a bathtub, and woke up fully clothed:
Rinko and Himari: "I didn't see anything!" Shizuku: "They had a good look at everything."
Heel-Face Turn: She was intent on killing Yuuto at first due to his lineage as a demon hunter. But after seeing that he had no interest in harming ayakashi, and how protective he was of Himari, she later decides to help him instead.
Meaningful Name: Her name literally means "a drop (of water)", albeit written with different kanji.
Mundane Utility: Uses her water control to cook, clean, and do the laundry with inhuman speed and skill to impress Yuuto.
Older Than She Looks: Her actual age is at least 100 years. She explains her household skills by noting that before the destruction of her clan, daily chores like cooking and cleaning were more important than fighting... Said destruction was about 100 years ago.
A maid from England who works at Cafe Relish, a local Maid Cafe in Takamiya where Himari also works. In actuality, she is a tsukumogami, an artifact spirit that becomes alive after 100 years. She suspected Yuuto to be a demon hunter upon him visiting and tries to spike his tea with poison. After a brief scuffle with Himari that exposed her true form, she tried to save her teacup body but fails until Yuuto caught it. Since then, she developed a crush on Yuuto.
Boobs of Steel: Let's see. Largest bust of Yuuto's harem? Check. Having abnormal strength and speed? Check. The strongest fighter? Well, she did manage to pin down Himari (temporaily) with her Finishing Stomp in her intro chapter, so check.
Nigh Invulnerable: Her human body technically can't be harmed. The only way to hurt her is to go for the not-so-obvious weakness, her teacup body.
Older Than They Look/Vague Age: Her real age is left ambiguous, but given that she was "born" after 100 years of being a teacup and spent some time in England before being brought to Japan by the cafe's boss, her biological age might be the same, if not slightly older, as Shizuku's.
Rapunzel Hair: With her hair let down, it reaches down to her legs. Bonus points for it being blonde.
Rescue Romance: She falls for Yuuto after he saves her (not her in general, but her teacup body).
Single-Target Sexuality: After her teacup body was saved by Yuuto, she starts to proclaim herself as his "significant other" and even asks Yuuto to be her master, much to the other girls' consternation.
Soul Jar: This is the actual "Badass" part of Lizlet's "Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass". Lizlet is by far not the only rather strong girl in this series, but being sliced and stabbed and just complaining about the ruined clothes? Being the manifestation of a sentient tea cup has its advantages.
The heiress of the Jinguuji Family, a demon slayer family who are masters of Western dark magic. She is Yuuto's fiancee who holds a strong sense of justice when it comes to her demon slayer duties, which is a result of her family being constantly ridiculed and mocked by both demon slayers and ayakashi alike, and will do anything to obtain power and respect. It is later revealed that she and Yuuto used to be friends in their childhood, and had Yuuto promise her to watch her back.
Anime Accent Absence: She spent most of her childhood studying in England and traveling across Europe, but she barely has the accent to prove it.
Cool Gate: She creates one from her room to the closet in Yuuto's room.
Cool Sword: She wields Caladbolg, a legendary Irish sword, during her one-on-one duel with Shuten-douji.
Covert Pervert: In chapter 41, she has an Imagine Spot of her and Yuuto in the hot springs bath. When asked by Kaburagi what's wrong, she denies that she was thinking dirty thoughts at all.
Then there's the moment when she "accidentally" expresses her desire to have sex with Yuuto after the latter remembers his past with her.
Kuesu: "But it's self-evident that if you just went out with me more, you'd see how I'm a far better match for you. It doesn't help matters that you leave yourself so darn open. You're a teenage boy so there must be times when you look upon that cat (Himari) with less-than-decent thoghts in your mind! If you had me, that would be the end of that. I swear it!"
Yuuto: "Uh, what on earth are you going on about?"
Dark and Troubled Past: Her family has a long history of being discriminated by both the demon slayer families and ayakashi due to their use of Western magics, and Kuesu is no exception. And it even follows her halfway across the globe.
Then again, her family's age-long quest for power and dominance hadn't quite helped ease her reputation, either.
Genius Bruiser: Not only does she pack the most power out of all the haremettes despite being human (just ask Shuten in his last bout with her), but she also has the most brains due to her mastery of dark magics.
Knight Templar: Says to Yuuto that they are The Chosen Ones and eliminating ayakashi, friendly or not, is their duty as demon slayers. This changes when she accepts the ayakashi siding with Yuuto as her comrades (sort of).
Himari: "'Yuu-chan?' So you go from hard as nails (tsuntsun) to soft as putty (deredere), is that it?"
Unwitting Pawn: She was used by a former classmate of hers to act as a medium to gain access to the Book of Truth during her stay in England in Volume 0. Unfortunately for that classmate, she didn't expect Kuesu to be amazed by the vast amount of knowledge that was in it and continuing diving right in, leading to her Karmic Death via the means of her head exploding.
Yandere: Big time, although that's more arrogance and a ploy to forcefully awaken Yuuto's power and reawaken his memories (and trying to keep Himari away from him by making him allergic to cats). She becomes Tsundere after that.
Big Good: The leader of the demon slayer families. Though it is later revealed in chapter 51 that his father is the leader; he's just standing in for him while he recovers from an unexplained illness, thus making him the Number Two.
Meaningful Name: His name means "Land Emperor", referring to his position as leader of the demon slayers.
Cute Mute: Subverted; she's devouring fellow youkai and demon hunters to increase her own power. And she doesn't really care if they're dead or not before she starts eating. And what's more, by the time she's done feeding, she turns out to be a Kitsune, and has already acquired Nine Tails, making her an Eldritch Abomination!
"Tch! So both Liz and this wench are bigger than me..."
Glass Cannon: While her grown-up form is Nigh Invulnerable and she can easily overpower Himari and the others, due to her weakened state she is highly vulnerable to strong attacks. The girls' Combination Attack is a justification of this.
Minor Injury Overreaction: How did she react in the ski resort when she has her pinky cut by Himari's Yasutsuna? She goes full-on berserk and pins Himari to the ground in a neck hold, rips open her kimono (to Yuuto's delight and the girls' anger), and tries to bite her (it was blocked by Himari's Yasutsuna). Then when she was knocked back to her child form by the girls' Combination Attack and receives a headbutt from Himari, she blasts the latter out of the sky. Disproportionate Retribution at its finest.
No Nudity Taboo: In the ski resort arc where she reveals her adult form in the hot springs, she doesn't even bother to cover herself up. Even when sharing a brief Foe Yay moment with Yuuto.
One-Winged Angel: In the anime during her fight with Himari, where she assumed her full kistune form.
Psychic Link: Tama seems to be unable — or unwilling — to communicate in any other way.
Though it's never actually explained what it is. It might be anything from Mindlink Mates to actual telepathy. Or Shuten-douji is just the only one who knows her enough or is observant enough to note what she means. This slowly gets subverted in later chapters.
Rapunzel Hair: In her adult form. Also present in her child form.
Even Evil Has Standards: In Chapter 50, after learning Tama has mind-controlled the Class Representative/Yuu Shimamura and is hatching a plan, Shuten-doji silently expresses distaste for using the human as a hostage.
Famous Last Words: "The fault is all mine, but pay it no heed. After all, this is what protecting and being protected is all about."
You Remind Me of X: Says this during his duel with Kuesu, claiming her fearless expression reminded him of the time when one of the two girls he kidnapped in Kyoto challenged him for their freedom. Although she died, he was moved by her persistence. The other girl, however, was so traumatized by her sister's death that she committed Seppuku.
Voiced by: Mariko Honda
A zashiki-warashi who maintains Yuuto's deceased grandparents' home in Noihara.
Took a Level in Badass: In chapter 56 when she goes to Takamiya city to aid Himari in her fight against Tamanote She claims in chapter 44 that she does not like cities, and it gets lampshaded by Aya upon the former seeing her..
A Hinoenma, a vampiric succubus who feeds off the blood of men, that attacked Yuuto and Himari at Noihara. She developed feelings for Yuuto after he defended her from Himari's Unstoppable Rage, although she won't admit it.
Clothing Damage: Gets one in her battle with Himari when the latter sliced open her top, revealing her breasts. Subverted since Himari orders her to fix it in order to prevent some Male Gaze from Yuuto.
Our Vampires Are Different: As a Hinoenma, she can suck blood without any negative effects (other than the obvious things that come from losing a lot of blood). So she doesn't have to kill when she doesn't want to.
Playing with Fire: Briefly displays this in her second appearance in the manga, against Shizuku.
Power-Up Food: Drinking a demon slayer's blood can increase her powers twicefold. Also counts as a Heroic RROD since it takes time for the blood to assimilate to her body, and not letting it causes paralysis if pushed too far.
Killed Off for Real: In the anime where he gets taken out by the Pillar of Light created when Yuuto's Light Ferry awakens for the first time. He survives in the manga, based on Sasa saying in chapter 26 that he "sends his regards".
The Voiceless: Subverted in the anime where it has him do deep groans.
The Nicknamer: Not verbally, but from a panel in chapter 53 while discussing the group's plans to defeat Tama and Shuten-douji, she calls Tama "Hungry", Himari "Cat in Heat" (to her consternation), Rinko "Flat Chest", Yuuto "Klutz", Shuten-douji "Stud", and Kuesu "<Death> Yandere".
Paper People: Her true form is an envelope. And her human form is made of paper as well as pointed out in Volume 0.
Race Queen: Dresses like one (per Ageha's suggestion) in episode 10 of the anime.
Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is also shaped like a paper fan, fitting with her motif.
The Tease: Does this to Yuuto in the hot springs chapter in Volume 0, only for Rinko to kick Yuuto in the water and receiving a Les Yay moment from Shizuku soon after.
She later does this to Yuuto in chapter 64 during the latter's Shower of Angstover Kuesu's death.