Characters / Omamori Himari

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...
  • Action Girlfriends: See above trope.

Yuuto Amakawa

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa, Mina (child)

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."
  • Accidental Kiss: Gets one with Himari in chapter 16
  • 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.
  • Chaste Hero: He is this because the other Clingy Jealous Girls in his harem are really good at interrupting another girl's intimate moment. Even Yuuto starts to realize this to his disappointment. Hilariously subverted in the last chapter.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Made one to Kuesu that he'd "protect her back", since her offensive spells mostly go forward.
  • Conveniently Seated: Yuuto sits on the second to last row, by the window.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has light brown eyes and short brown hair.
  • Deflector Shields: Forms his Light Ferry as this to protect Rinko from Shuten-douji's attack in chapter 56.
  • Expy: Of Shiki Tohno from Tsukihime. Descendant of a demon-hunting family? Check. An Unwanted Harem consists of weird girls? Check. Weirdness Magnet? Check. Nice guy that turns into a knife-wielding Badass in bad situations? Check.
  • 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Yuuto just wants to live a peaceful, normal life.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Young Lord/Master"note  for Himari and "Yuu-chan" for Kuesu. Also "Stupid Lord"note  from Taizo on occasion.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Goes through this in the Noihara arc and the Kuesu arc.
  • Last of His Kind: He is the only person in the Amakawa family bloodline following his parents and grandparents' deaths.
  • Meaningful Name: His given name literaly means "Nice Guy", while his family name means "Heavenly River". In all, his name means "Nice Guy of the Heavenly River"
  • Marshmallow Hell: Is often subjected to this, mainly by Himari, Liz, and Kuesu to a lesser extent.
  • Me's a Crowd: Does this in chapter 62 with Tama, with Shizuku's aid.
  • Morality Chain: To the main girls in his harem. Notably Himari, Kuesu, and Shizuku.
  • Non-Action Guy: Unless he's seriously threatened. Not a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, though, since he's neither that much of a badass (compared to others) nor that much of a moron.
  • Nice Guy: His name literally means this.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Well, it already loses importance and power in the first chapter, but Yuuto HAD a charm to protect him from demons for several years, and he's an orphan...
  • Pillar of Light: Can happen as a side effect of his powers.
  • P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl: The P.O.V. Boy to Himari's Poster Girl.
  • Puberty Superpower: His Light Ferry ability.
  • 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: After learning what Tsuchimikado and Kasuri were planning to do with Himari in chapter 52, he immediately leaves the demon slayer compound with her, thus severing his ties with the demon slayers for good. Also counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • 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.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: See "Happiness in Slavery" with Himari.
  • The Magic Touch: How his family's Light Ferry works.
  • 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 From Marshmallow Hell...
    • 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 Snakes?: Apparently couldn't handle heights 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.

Himari Noihara

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

The heroine of the series, she is a Cat Girl Samurai 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.


  • Accidental Kiss: Gets one with Yuuto in chapter 16.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Asks Yuuto this in chapter 49 after he groped her in his sleep.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Battle Aura:
    • She gets a dark variation in the anime, during her berserker state.
    • She later utilizes her demon aura in chapter 42 during her fight against a grown-up Tama. See Dangerous Forbidden Technique below.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • The Veronica to Rinko's Betty for Yuuto's Archie. Though she is more of a Betty since she met Yuuto first and has known him the longest.
    • And back in Yuuto's childhood, she was the Betty to Kuesu's Veronica.
  • Bodyguard Crush: She was originally just supposed to protect Yuuto per his grandparent's wishes. But she eventually falls in love with him, like many of the other girls.
  • Cat Girl: A spirit version; Played for Laughs in that Yuuto happens to be allergic to cats. 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.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Well, given that she's a cat and all...
  • 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.
  • Expy: Of Mai Shiranui, another character voiced by Ami Koshimizu. Single-Target Sexuality towards her love interest? Check. Ninja girl (or in Himari's case, samurai girl)? Check. Ms. Fanservice? Check again.
  • 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 First Meeting: 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.
  • Gag Boobs: She has the second-biggest pair out of the female cast, with only Lizlet and a grown-up Tama (and possibly Kisaragi, after her reveal as an Ayakashi) surpassing her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She sports some on some of the chapter cover pages, but they are notably worn during the Christmas arc.
  • Happiness in Slavery: She is more than happy to be Yuuto's servant and bodyguard. To give Yuuto credit, he really IS kind and caring towards her (and pretty much everyone else). Nonetheless, technically, she's a slave.
  • Hair Decorations: Has one huge ribbon keeping her long ponytail in place which, from the front, gives the illusion of her having cat ears.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Suffers one after Yuuto gets stabbed in the back (manga)/sliced across the chest (anime) shielding her and appears to die.
    • She also gets another one when she is transformed into a little girl by Kuesu's magic until Shizuku snaps her out of it.
    • In the anime, she suffers another after Shuten-douji threatens Yuuto (just THREATENS, mind you). She then shows what a Super-Powered Evil Side really IS.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Does most of the fighting.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Cat Princess"note  for Rinko, simply "Cat" for Kuesu and Shizuku, and to a lesser extent "Cat God"note  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.
  • Little Bit Beastly: In her Cat Girl form, with the reflexes and speed to match.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Though she will still Megaton Punch a guy for Accidental Pervert moments, Himari is quite frank and comfortable with her sexuality than most anime girls are, and openly flirts with Yuuto.
  • Madness Mantra: In her superpowered berserker mode when she fought Ageha.
  • Magical Girlfriend: To Yuuto. She is his cat-girl samurai protector.
  • Magic Pants: Entirely absent. Himari leaves her sword and clothes behind when she changes into a cat, and is naked when she turns into a girl again.
  • Mahou Shoujo: She gets the full transformation treatment after Yuuto gives her the Light Ferry at the end of the series, complete with airborne clothes-changing and frilly tutu. Think Sailor Moon with a demonic bent.
  • 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  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.
  • Morphic Resonance: Subverted. Himari is a white cat, and as a girl... it changes to black. Lampshaded by Yuuto in an omake:
    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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is one of buxom character in the show and often provide Panty Shot also.
  • 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...
  • Named Weapon: Yasutsuna, her katana.
  • New Transfer Student: How she was introduced in chapter 2.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Cat Girl Youkai who is also a Magical Girl and a Samurai.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the final episodes of the anime. See Morphic Resonance below.
  • Opera Gloves: In the Christmas arc.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died giving birth to her and she never met her father.
  • P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl: The Poster Girl to Yuuto's P.O.V. Boy.
  • Proper Lady: Zig-zagged when it comes to her Young Lord.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Yuuto's grandparents raised her until their deaths.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair, when not in a ponytail, reaches past her back.
  • Razor Wind: Her claw swipes in her full ayakashi state at the end of the anime has her do this, complete with Claw Lines.
  • Red Baron: The Noihara Crimson Blade
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the anime while in her Berserker Mode.
  • Red Is Heroic: Evidenced through her name and Red Baron title. One of her "old" school outfits even contains hints of red, the most obvious example being her blazer in the fall.
  • The Rival: To Kuesu when they first met in Noihara. It still shows even now.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She is "only interested in [her] master" and her body "belongs to him alone." Now add several attempts of her to seduce him.
  • Sinister Scythe: Wields one in episode 9 of the anime when Ageha returns for Yuuto.
  • Sitting on the Roof: She does this on some occasions.
  • 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...
  • Super Mode: "Super Himari" in the anime's finale is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The "Berserker"-version. Shizuku warns Yuuto that basically any ayakashi, no matter how "civilized", might lose to its instincts, even herself.
    • It gets worse in chapter 52 when Kasuri's mirror spell to expose Himari's dark side backfires and breaks, causing said dark side to escape from the mirror and merge inside of her.
      • 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.
  • Title Character: Well, duh!
    • 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.
  • The Tease: She seem to be very seductive toward her young master and has intense feelings for him.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Except that she is feminine.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Accordig to Volume 0, she likes to eat mitarashi dango. She even fought Kasuri over one last piece.
  • Tsundere: Type B. Nice around others, teasing around Yuuto.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: She keeps her "old" school uniform (or at least a different one) to warn demons who plan to attack Yuuto that she is there to defend him.
  • Undead Tax Exemption: Casts some spells so the people at school would "accept her presence here more easily". This starts to wear off in recent chapters.
  • Vapor Wear: She usually doesn't wear a bra. Though justified since she usually wears a kimono. Lampshaded by Rinko and explained by Himari in chapter 4.
    Rinko: (while groping to figure out her bust size) "And you're not wearing a bra, either!?"
    Himari: "As if such a thing were needed when dressed in Japanese garb!"
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: As a "bakeneko", Himari possesesses shapeshifting abilities, transforming from cat to human or in between (a catgirl), the latter which is mainly used for combat situations.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As she is a cat, she is very sensitive to cold weather. This is prevalent in the Christmas and ski resort arcs.
  • Wolverine Claws: In the anime's finale while she was in her full ayakashi state. She can even launch her strikes from a distance.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Kimono, black hair, loyal to her love interest? Check. Samurai who seduces her master? Uh...check?
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Official artwork portray Himari with dark blue hair, despite her actual hair color being black.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Himari is well-aware that she will die sooner or later after Yuuto becomes a demon slayer knowing that She Cannot Fight Fate as an ayakashi, to the point of (jokingly) saying that she might be the first ayakashi he kills.
    • It even gets pointed out by Hitsugi in her introductory chapter
      "However! You, Noihara Crimson Blade, are gonna die!"
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Both her old school uniform and Touryou High uniforms display Grade A, along with several others on some of the chapter cover pages.

Rinko Kuzaki

Voiced by: Iori Nomizu

Yuuto's childhood friend.
  • A-Cup Angst: Suffers from this big time - especially since three of the other girls after Yuuto are C-cup or above. One of them is even a T-cup.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 9, where she and Yuuto go to a Summer Festival, and in chapter 23.
  • Badass Normal: She has her moments. She actually manages to win a fight against Himari at the Summer Festival (albeit a weakened version) and by the end of the series, she's built up a resistance to demonic auras just from always being in such close proximity to ayakashi, allowing her to avoid being knocked out with the rest of the normals when Himari goes on the hunt.
  • Batter Up: "Rinko-chan's Violent Love Nail Bat"
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Himari's Veronica.
    • 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.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She has an obvious crush on her childhood friend Yuuto.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Rinko is shown to be an easily jealous girl who beats Yuto up or puts a cat on his face whenever he does something to a girl (usually by accident).
  • Comedic Sociopath: Part of her Tsundere nature. Played for Laughs, of course.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has short, golden brown hair with split bangs and matching brown eyes.
  • Death Glare: Does this in chapter 56 to Shuten-douji of all people (well, ayakashi) after he offers to take her to a secluded battlefield.
    • She also does it to Taizo in episode 1 when she was attempting to drag Yuuto out of the classroom.
  • Girl Next Door: Her house is conveniently located next to Yuuto's.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Does this with Tama in chapter 54.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears two red ribbons on both sides of her hair. These have a much deeper history.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Just seeing Yuuto in a Not What It Looks Like situation is enough to break out her nail bat.
  • Hannibal Lecture: She and the Class Rep gave one to Tama in chapter 61. It didn't work.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Flat-chested Commoner" for Kuesu, much to her anger.
  • Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: She lives next to Yuuto and she has an obvious crush on him.
  • Neutral Female: Despite all her impressive abilities, she is nothing compared to the rest of the cast since they aren't 'normal' to begin with.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: She has no combat abilities nor powers like the other girls such as Kuesu and Himari.
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: Rinko has known Yuto since their childhood. She is his next-door neighbor, and has had a very close friendship with Yuto, as she helped him out of his depression when he first moved to Takamiya and cried along with him when his parents died. Since then, she has cared for Yuto and eventually developed feelings for him.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She is the best athlete in her school, but unfortunately she's still normal human, and Himari beats her effortlessly at all sports, except skiing.
  • Tomboy: Plays a lot of sports at her school.
  • Tsundere: Type B.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Apparently couldn't handle ghosts well. See chapter 45 for yourself.

Shizuku

Voiced by: Kei Shindou

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. She quickly falls in love/lust with him.


  • A Day in the Limelight: More like an entire story arc in the limelight, starting from chapter 30 to chapter 33.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Despite her personality, Shizuku is almost just as perverted and sex-crazed towards Yuto as Himari.
  • An Ice Person: Can create ice spikes.
  • 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."
    • To say nothing of her Intimate Healing moments...
      Himari: "Why did you have to hug him naked?"
      Shizuku: "It made me...... feel so good...... Don't make me say such embarrassing stuff."
  • Children Are Innocent: Oh, hell no she's not...
  • Creepy Child: Where to begin...
  • Cute Monster Girl: She is a Mizuchi, a water dragon deity, who assumes the form of a green-haired child with red eyes, looking like a drowning victim just pulled out of the water, abnormally pale, cold to the touch and dripping wet.
  • Cry Cute: Oh so much in chapter 33.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her facial expression almost never changes... almost.
  • Expressive Hair: Shizuku's hair grows when she fights Kuesu, and shrinks back after the fight. It's probably related to anger, but it's hard to tell with her being an Emotionless Girl.
    • It is later shown again in her fight against Ranka Mikari, where she actually does show her thirst for revenge.
  • Expy: Korone from Demon King Daimao. Green hair, small chest, constantly snarking whilst deadpan and insistent on being an observer.
  • Hair Intakes: The two "cat ears" in her hair.
  • Healing Factor: Can instantly regenerate from water.
  • 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.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Loli(ta)-snake" for Rinko and simply "Snake" for Himari and Kuesu.
  • Intimate Healing: Done once in the Noihara arc after Yuuto was injured. Himari was not impressed.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She tends to do this from time to time, such as telling Yuuto both Himari and Rinko saw his naked body when the other two tried to deny it.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Nearly on the same level as Himari.
  • Making a Splash / An Ice Person: As a mizuchi, Shizuku can manipulate water and ice and use it as a weapon or a shield, even using it to heal the wounds of others, once doing so with Yuto after Himari's battle with Ageha. However, if the water is mixed, such as with another ayakashi's blood, she cannot control it.
  • 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.
  • Overly Long Tongue: It has its advantages.
  • Petite Pride: Unlike Rinko, she is fully aware of her appeal to Lolicons ("Few human men can resist a little girl's form like this.")
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Definitely.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Short hair, bright red eyes, abnormally pale skin that makes her look like a zombie, a deity and a cold and deeply stoic demeanor.
  • Revenge: Her entire motive was to kill the demon slayer family responsible for the genocide of her clan. She nearly achieves this in chapter 33 had it not been for Yuto's Cooldown Hug.
  • School Swimsuit: How she introduces herself in to Yuuto in the Beach Episode.
  • Slasher Smile: On occassion when her desire to kill emerges.
  • Snake People: An unusual feature is her snake-like tongue which she can extend to various lengths (which prompts Himari and Rinko to coin the nicknames "Lolita Snake" and "Loli-snake", or "Snake" for short).
  • The Stoic: Shizuku barely shows any emotions other then smug and snarky.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She even declares at a few points that there is "only room for one loli" in the series. Later lampshades this whenever another little girl appears.
  • Undead Child: Not literally, but she looks like it. When she joins the harem:
    • Producing a funny variant of Not What It Looks Like, since Rinko jumps to the conclusion ... that Yuuto has found a corpse in the bathtub.
    • One of the students in the art trip chapter even said that she looks like a Mini-Sadako.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Unlike Himari whose outfits are limited to kimonos and yukata, she wears various outfits throughout the series, from simple lolita dresses to even a revealing string swimsuit. This gets lampshaded by Himari in chapter 28.
    Himari: "But why did the Young Lord shower you with gifts as well, Shizuku? You already have plenty of clothes, do you not?"
    • As to where she stores them all... Well...
    Yuuto: "Yeah, you've got a pretty big wardrobe. So where do you store it all...?"
    Shizuku: "That's a girl's secret. ...You know."
    • In fact, according to Himari in chapter 32, all she has in her room are just clothes; the rest of her belongings disappear without a trace.
  • Verbal Tic: "Na no", which translated as "You know" in the English manga.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like Himari, she too is very sensitive to cold weather because of her reptilian blood. This is justified in one chapter when she hid inside a kotatsu for warmth.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair.

Lizlet L. Chelsie

Voiced by: Asuka Oogame

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.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: She made brief cameos in the first two episodes of the anime. She doesn't make her official appearance until episode 3.
  • Fantastic Arousal: It's heavily implied that Lizlet's teacup body is actually quite sensitive in this way.
  • Foreign Fanservice: She's from England (Edinburgh, to be precise).
  • Gag Boobs: The biggest pair of the main cast. This frequently gets lampshaded by the other girls of Yuuto's harem.
  • 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.
  • Pacifist: Though when the situation demands it...
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Makes one to Ghostbusters in her introductory chapter.
  • 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 Tease: Even more so than Himari.
  • Token White: The only white person in an (otherwise) all-Japanese cast.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Uses "Milk Tea" and "Lemon Tea" on occasion.
  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is the only character of Yuuto's harem with the least amount of screentime, which leads to this trope on occasion.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Underneath her maid uniform.

Kuesu Jinguuji

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka

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.
  • Complete Immortality: Gains this when the Book of Truth activated during her death. To her it's a case of Blessed with Suck and a Fate Worse Than Death.
  • 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?"
    Kuesu: "I'm saying!! I'll take care of any sexual desires you may be inadvertently directing towards those ayakashi...!" (Beat) "...Look what you're making an upstanding witch such as myself say."
    Yuuto: "You're the one who said it!!"
  • 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.
  • She's Back: In chapter 64 during her Big Damn Heroes entrance when Tama's Co-Dragons attack Yuuto at his school.
  • Tsundere: Type A, after Character Development. Lampshaded by Himari in chapter 21.
    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.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Almost became this near the end of her bacstory in Volume 0 if it weren't for her past self reminding her about the promise Yuuto made to her in her childhood.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: After gaining Complete Immortality following her death.
  • 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.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A in some of her outfits. Even under her dress.

    Demon Slayers 

Gennosuke and Sawako Amakawa

Yuuto's late grandparents.
  • The Hermit: It is explained by Himari that Gennosuke gave up his daily life to become a demon slayer.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Grandpa/Old Man Gen" and "Grandma Sawa" for Himari.
  • It Was a Gift: Sawaka gave Yuuto the protective charm right before her death.

Ranka Mikari (Jibashiri)


Kasuri Kagamimori

The head of the Kagamimori family of demon slayers.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Hisuzu
  • Doppleganger Spin: Using her mirrors, she can create identical clones of herself while attacking from behind.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her top really outlines her breasts well. In fact when Hitsugi introduced her to Yuuto in chapter 51, she describes her as a "powerful, big-boobed shrine maiden".
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Himari back in Noihara.
  • Gag Boobs: If Hitsugi's introduction to her says anything.
  • Keigo: Like Himari, she also speaks this way.
  • Magic Mirror: Her familiy's ability.
  • Meaningful Name: Her family name means "Mirror Forest", referring to her ability.

Hisuzu Kagamimori

Kasuri's younger sister.
  • Badass Normal: According to Hitsugi in chapter 52, she killed fifteen ayakashi with her martial arts alone. Emphasis on "killed".
  • Cute Bruiser: See above.
  • Defeat by Modesty: In chapter 52 when Hitsugi tricks Yuuto into taking off her hakama by stepping on it, revealing her striped panties to Hitsugi's delight.
  • Hot-Blooded: At least when her sister isn't around.

Aiji Tsuchimikado

The head of the Tsuchimikado family of demon slayers and leader of all the demon slayer families.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Not just him, but other members of his family wear suits, so it's more like Badass Family In Nice Suits.
  • Big Fancy House: Of the traditional Japanese variant.
  • 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.
  • Onmyodo: His family's ability. His family is even descended from Abe no Seimei, the Trope Codifier.

Hitsugi Yakouin


  • Idiot Hair: Despite being a genius.
  • Neutral Female: She doesn't fight ayakashi directly, rather she uses her genius traps to kill them.
  • Medium Awareness: In one chapter during a phone conversation with Yuuto, she quotes that she is providing some Fanservice for the readers.

Meruhi Jinguuji

Kuesu's mother.
  • The Unseen: She is only heard talking to her daughter in her early appearances. She gets her full appearance in chapter 56.

    Ayakashi 

Tamamo-no-Mae

Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara


  • A-Cup Angst: She dislikes her Sleep-Mode Size, the main reason she wishes to regain her adult form.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In chapter 50 when she is visited by Rinko, she does not remember her at first because she looked normal to her, to Rinko's frustration.
  • Cheerful Child: After chapter 63, after having her ayakashi energy sucked out of by Himari.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Does this in some chapters.
  • The Corruption: Her demonic energy seems to be this. Just ask Himari when she took a bite of it for herself.
  • 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!
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime's Gecko Ending.
  • Mega Twintails: More like Mega Quadtails!
  • 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.
  • Not So Stoic: As of later chapters, after having her evil energy sucked out by Himari.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the anime during her fight with Himari, where she assumed her full kitsune 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.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Shuten defends her from a fatal blow in chapter 62. It does not end well.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Her adult form in the ski resort arc.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: 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.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Says this to Rinko and the Class Rep in chapter 61 in their attempt to sway her.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Her current form, much to Shizuku's displeasure.
  • The Social Darwinist: She wants to wipe out the human race to create a new world for ayakashi, and will take down anyone who opposes her.

Shuten-douji

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi


  • Affably Evil: Has conversations with Yuuto and the girls on a timely basis.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The sole reason why he seeks revenge is because he was tricked by Minamoro-no-Raiko into drinking poisoned sake, which contributed to his demise.
  • I Owe You My Life: Tama was the one who found him and brought him back to life, thus why he supports her in her plans.
  • Taking the Bullet: He (in his spiritual form) dies saving Tama from a fatal attack from Himari in chapter 62, which led to Tama's Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • True Final Boss: Of the anime.
  • Worthy Opponent: Finds Yuuto and Kuesu to be this, going so far as to remind Tama in chapter 55 that he's the only one allowed to defeat them.
  • 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.

Kaya

Voiced by: Mariko Honda

A zashiki-warashi who maintains Yuuto's deceased grandparents' home in Noihara.
  • Death Glare: Likes to do this to Yuuto.
  • Deflector Shields: In the anime. Later done in chapter 61 of the manga.
  • Hidden Buxom: Let's say her bust is quite... ample for her age. And yet no one seems to take notice of it or point it out.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: In later chapters.
  • Little Miss Badass: In her fight with Tama in the city with Himari.
  • Psycho Lesbian: HEAVILY implied to be this way in terms of her feeling towards Himari and her actions towards those who get in the way.
    • It isn't explicitly (stated as) sexual, but she definitely wants to be the center of Himari's attention.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: In her ninja outfit.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Delivers one to Tama, of all people (well, ayakashi), before doing a magic Clothing Switch on Himari.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In chapter 56 when she goes to Takamiya city to aid Himari in her fight against Tamanote .
  • You Are Not Alone: Delivers this line to Himari in chapter 56.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A in her ninja outfit.

Ageha

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi

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.
  • Cool Shades: Sports these in her second appearance.
  • Cool Sword: Her sword closely resembles a kunai, albeit single-edged.

Sasa

Voiced by: Mayako Nigo

An Ippon-dattara, a one-legged cyclops, and Ageha's Kid Sidekick that aided her in her attack at Noihara.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The main reason why he stopped Himari and Ageha's fight is because Rinko treated him to ice cream.
  • Cyclops: Played straight in the manga; averted in the anime.
  • Death from Above: Summmons giant wooden pillars out of nowhere to crush his opponents.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Him wearing a skirt doesn't help.
  • Gender Flip: Sasa is portrayed as a boy who wears a skirt when he transforms in the manga, while in the anime he/she is portrayed as a girl.
  • Going Commando: In the anime, for some reason, she doesn't wear underwear while in her Japanese clothes. Shown in episode 5.

Daidarabocchi

A giant ayakashi that attacked Yuuto and Himari at Yuuto's grandparents' estate in Noihara.
  • Character Death: 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".
  • Easily Forgiven: After being forced by Ageha to battle Himari and Yuuto, he seems to let it all be in the past when he saved her and Sasa from Tama, according to Sasa in chapter 53.
  • Gentle Giant: According to Himari, they are rather docile creatures that would never consider to take a person's life.
  • Giant Mook: For Ageha.
  • In-Series Nickname: 'Bocchi for Sasa.
  • The Voiceless: Subverted in the anime where it has him do deep groans.

Kagetsuki


Aya

Voiced by: Mami Kosuge

A fugurama-youbi, a messenger spirit, under the service of Himari and Kaya.
  • 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.
  • Pit Girls: 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 Angst over Kuesu's death.

Kofuyu

A Yuki-onna who lives with a human ski resort owner on Mount Hakugin.

Sentoro Tesuma


Hime

A cat ayakashi who appeared in the two-part comic Book of the Gaiden.

Ekou and Kurozakura

A pair of ayakashi serving under Tama.

    Light Novel characters 

Yamahime

A sacred tree spirit that appears in volume 1 of the light novels.

Ginko

A wolf spirit who appears in volume 2 of the light novels.

Hana

A character featured in Volume 4 of the light novels.
  • The Rival: To Himari in terms of swordsmanship.

    Humans 

Taizo Masaki

Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Yuuto's classmate and best friend.
  • Jerkass: Leaning towards this due to Yuuto being friendly with the girls.
  • Those Two Guys: One-man version.

Class President/Yuu Shimamura

Voiced by: Yu Shimamura

The Class Representative of Yuuto, Rinko, and Himari's class.

Sae Kisaragi

Voiced by: Michiko Neya

Yuuto, Rinko and Himari's homeroom teacher at Touryou High.
  • The Alcoholic: Is shown drinking beer with her colleague in the side chapters.
  • Bi the Way: Has a Les Yay moment with her colleague in one of the side chapters.
  • Christmas Cake: Is hinted to be this according to her colleague.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime and light novels.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She smokes in chapter 8. Played for Laughs in chapter 22.
    Sae: "But I more or less get that when it comes to art, it's hard to demonstrate genuine artistic creativity when you're crammed in a room with four walls and a ceiling."
    Students: "We think you only feel like you're suffocating 'cos of all those cigarettes you smoke, Sae-chan."
    Sae: "Very funny, asswipes. I'll skin you alive and hang you out to dry, got it?"
  • Harem Nanny: Shows shades of this, despite her rare appearances.

Hyogo Kaburagi

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Kuesu's retainer who works for Section 4 of the Branch of Public Peace, a covert branch that centers on the supernatural and paranormal.

Yuko Akutsu

Sae's colleague and an art teacher at Touryou High.

Vilma Heartring

An upperclassman whom Kuesu met during her stay at England. Appears in Volume 0.

Haru Masaki

Taizo's little sister.


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