Characters: Princess Resurrection
Characters of the manga and anime / OVA series Princess Resurrection
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Hime and her allies
The titular character of the series. She is the second royal princess, daughter of the king of all monsters. She appears as a young aristocratic woman wearing Gothic clothing. Her real name is Lilliane
but she dislikes people calling her by it. Although her siblings are busy fighting for the throne, she shows no interest in it. She resurrects Hiro on a whim after he dies, thinking him interesting enough to be her servant.
- Action Girl
- And the Adventure Continues: Decides she will use her newfound freedom and life to better Sherwood's chances of survival for the next Fight.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Is forced into this against Silvia. With Hiro's help, she wins.
- Blessed with Suck / So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Death itself is hunting Hime. At chapter 66, Death’s servant explains why:
… You’re quite strong, Your Highness. You still haven’t escaped from the effects on your body… you should be in so much pain that you cannot stand, but your firm posture…
You really are wonderful, your Highness…! It’s all because of you. Your soul is so noble, we have to take you in no matter what…!
- Brought Down to Normal: She doesn't join up with the Phoenix and eventually she, Silvia and Fuhito lose their Phoenix powers, meaning they no longer have to participate in the Succession fights if they don't want to.
- Chainsaw Good: It's become her iconic weapon.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Lilliane
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Is alive and no longer eligible for the Succession fight at the end of the story.
- Elegant Classical Musician: She's a skilled pianist and a songwriter.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Femme Fatalons
- Fling a Light into the Future: Hime does this to herself, prompting her past self to keep her decision to make Hiro a Blood Warrior.
- Hair Antennae: After being Brought Down to Normal.
- Hurting Hero: She is a Kuudere because it's her way to cope with a Big Screwed-Up Family trying to kill each other because There Can Be Only One.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She sometimes acts like a jerk to her friends, but really does care for them.
- The Kirk: Of the Princesses. She rarely seems stressed about anything but people note that some of her actions are quite strange and rash.
- Lady and Knight: The Bright Lady to Hiro's White Knight, especially emphasized in later chapters.
- Lady of War
- Mama Bear: To her friends and servants, as quiet as she keeps it.
- Mr. Exposition: On ocassion, The Stoic one.
- My Greatest Failure: Her previous Blood Knights all died to save her.
- The Ojou
- Playing with Fire, Wreathed in Flames: After gaining Phoenix powers. She's still not an adult though.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Hime is an Sheltered Aristocrat, so she never helps with any work that doesn't involve killing something. She also didn't know how to use a modern cell phone - Hime stated that Flandre to use it for her. This also explains why she is always reading when everyone else is playing videogames.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As she's a Royal.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Played with. Hime has NO interest in the throne. But when she gets attacked, Hime is just as likely to fight back as Hiro is to protect her. Also, she will protect and assist her "subjects" and the local town.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Severin. It works.
- Shoo the Dog: Turns Hiro into a Flame Warrior so that he won't have to help her fight anymore since she's very nearly immortal in chapter 83.
- The Stoic: Read the whole manga carefully again. No matter if you are trying to kill her, or how dramatic your Big Entrance is, or if you’re explaining her You Have No Chance to Survive. Hime’s only gestures are Perpetual Smiler, Perpetual Frowner and Death Glare. Except when someone is attempting a Heroic Sacrifice for her, that's the only time her face will reveal emotion.
- Unexpected Successor/Offered the Crown: Emile at least thinks she should become the next ruler. She ultimately declines.
- White Sheep: The only royal who has no interest in becoming King.
The protagonist who dies at the beginning of the series (in the manga he was hit by the station wagon Flandre is driving, whereas in the anime he is hit by a falling iron pillar). He finds himself in Hime's service as he is bound to her because her blood revived him. Though young and not very strong, Hiro manages to assist Hime (mostly by being a human shield) through his "half-immortality" that was given to him after his resurrection.
- Alliterative Name
- An Axe to Grind: His typical Weapon of Choice.
- Badass: By the end of the story.
- Battle Butler
- Bishōnen: Depending goes from current appearance -> this trope in the future.
- Bodyguard Crush: Possibly. Either that or its just the whole Blood Warrior thing making him a tad clingy.
- Butt Monkey: At the beginning of the series, at least.
- Color Failure: An interesting version (at least in the manga). All the colour is "drained" out of him whenever Hime is in danger.
- This is due to him being a blood warrior. His hair and skin actually becomes albino pale and obtains Glowing Eyes of Doom in active blood warrior mode.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Can be plenty badass when the time calls for it.
- Badass Adorable: The few times he's spotlighted, he's so unsure of himself or worried about Hime.
- Flat Character: There isn't much character development to him outside of learning the ways of the monster world. Half the time he's just following Hime around or happens to be in an area of monster activity.
- Future Badass: You better believe it. If the bad future is anything to show.
- Gondor Calls for Aid: In chapter 86, Princess Princess, when Hiro sees Hime losing the Battle in the Center of the Mind against Silvia and Fuhito, he decides to traverse the series' timeline and acquire help from all of the Himes who died such as the pod-person Hime, the Bad Future Hime and the Bad Past Hime… It works and Hime overwhelms Silvia.
- The Heart: The need to protect Hiro is the thing that let all the girls work together.
- Hellish Pupils: Whenever Hime is in danger.
- Immortal Life Is Cheap: He dies at least once a chapter.
- Lady and Knight: The White Knight to Hime's Bright Lady, especially emphasized in later chapters.
- Mr. Exposition: When the Butt Monkey manages to deduce something and explain it, is a Moment Of Awesome.
- Only Sane Man: Sometimes.
- Playing with Fire: Hime turns him into a Flame Warrior like Emile did with Keziah. Hiro then burns Kiniski alive back to death.
- Psychic Link: Between him and Hime.
- The Watson
- UST: Not sure how to look at this with Hime, but a possible interpretation.
A half-breed tomboy girl who has a werewolf father, called Volg Wildman, and a human mother. Being of mixed blood, Riza can only transform her arms up to her elbow and her physical combat capabilities can't compare to that of a pure breed, though she is many times stronger than a normal human.
- Action Girl
- Bare Your Midriff
- It seems to be the werewolves' hat.
- Bash Brothers: Frequently teams up with Hiro.
- Bash Sisters/Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually admits that, personality quirks aside, she and Reiri don't really hate each other and are pretty much friends.
- Blood Knight
- Boobs of Steel: In the OVAs.
- Butch Lesbian: With all the Ship Tease she and Reiri have...
- Catch Phrase:
- Comically Missing the Point: she attempts to make Sasanaki's dog population into warriors to defend themselves from vets and dogcatchers. It doesn't work, usually.
- Cute Bruiser: Doesn't look as dangerous as she really is.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Gamer Chick: Plays with Hiro sometimes. Ironically, she Doesn't Know Mortal Kombat (Hiro says she never bothered to read the instructions). She even lampshades the irony that Hiro is good at the game but, at this point in time, is useless in real life.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human, half-werewolf.
- Idiot Hero: Not actually stupid but she occasionally does things on impulse that, had she actually stopped to think about them, she'd never do.
- Idiot Ball: Literally holds it in Princess Seabed. She gets smacked with it again invading Duken's castle.
- Lampshaded by Riza herself in the second OVA when preparing to ram the train. She remarks that if she thought about it, it would be a bad idea, but that thinking about it wasn't her thing.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Swears like a sailor,and practically uses no feminine vocabulary whatsoever in her speech in the Japanese version save the gender-neutral "watashi."
- Spell My Name Withan S: Riza vs. Liza vs. Lisa etc.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Reiri.
- Tsundere: Hiro often gets the brunt of her "dere" side. And Reiri the "tsun".
- You Can't Go Home Again: Is exiled from the Werewolf society along with her two wolf friends for associating with Reiri. They don't really mind since it means they get to work with Hime forever.
A female vampire who attends the same school as Hiro. She has long black hair, always dresses in a dark sailor fuku, and has idol status in her school. At first, she greatly detests Riza but their relations change gradually for the better. Other than the blood from Royalty, she also prefers blood from virgins, girls and "cute" guys.
- Action Girl: When she feels like it.
- Animorphism: As a vampire she has the "swarm of bats" variant.
- Badass in Distress: In chapters 82 and 83.
- Bi the Way: Seems so, with her preference for the blood of "girls and cute guys". See Lesbian Vampire below.
- She even compliments Hiro when he has to dress as a girl.
- Combat Pragmatist/Lovable Coward: She's braver and a bit more loyal than most vampires, but she is not above fleeing a fight if it's going badly for her. She will, however, always run towards a non-combat solution to the problem. Even if that's "find someone who can fight."
- Cute Little Fang: Comes with the territory.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Of course.
- Expy: With Princess Resurrection only pre-dating Hell Girl by a few months, it's probably just a coincidence, but doesn't a certain other black'n'red-Joshikousei-wearing, supernatural, pretty girl with a Hime Cut and red eyes rather resemble Reiri?
- In personality and body form, Reiri is quite far from hellgirl, as hellgirl is more to stoic lolita and Reiri is a lively bisexual adult vampire.
- In fairness, the black seifuku with himecut doesn't come from hellgirl and at this point there are so many characters using it as it supposedly turn into a trope of it's own.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: And she's really friendly too, especially with Hiro.
- Hime Cut: Ironically.
- Hypnotic Eyes / Red Eyes, Take Warning: And hell are they creepy.
- Lady of War: When compared to Riza, anyway. Not as much as Hime though.
- Lesbian Vampire: Hasn't been actually stated, but there's enough evidence...In fact, when her 'old friend' Greta visits her, she and Reiri greet eachother by clasping hands and stroking one another's faces.
- Magic Skirt: Horribly (or wonderfully, YMMV) averted. See Panty Shot below.
- Minored in Asskicking: Fighting isn't one of Reiri's hobbies. Not that she can't deliver a beatdown anyway.
- Mr. Exposition: The Insufferable Genius type.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Panty Shot: Reiri flies around a lot, and we are treated to a plethora of shots from beneath her.
- Hell, we even get flashes from a normal angle. Must be windy in Sasanaki.
- The Starscream: Subverted; she's rather loyal, even though she'll tell you she isn't. To the point of taking The Slow Path into a Bad Future and getting killed in order to give Hime a message to send back in time. This surprises a lot of Royals, as vampires do not make for loyal servants.
- Ship Tease: TONS with Riza.
- Vampire Detective Series: She is either one or likes pretending to be one. Her specialty is investigation and does solve the mystery she is assigned to.
An "evil" spider deity initially responsible for the disappearance of students at Hiro and Reiri's school, she is eventually stopped by Reiri and Riza. After failing to get back at the pair (and by extension Hime, for being their patron), she settles into a sort-of cooperative relationship with the residents of Hime's mansion after the latter builds a shrine to her in the mansion's backyard. Is pretty much the de-facto guardian deity of Sasanaki at the moment.
- A God Am I
- Cthulhu Mythos: Hinted to be Atlach-Nacha, with the spider theme, and the name, also the part where she is bridging a chasm between worlds.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: She tries to trap Hime and her entourage in prehistoric times in response to Riza and Reiri impeding on her human offerings. This fails. Later on, when her temple is destroyed, Hime allows her to set up on her new temple in Hime's backyard. She has two spider servants, Jiroumaru and Taroumaru.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Nakua protected Reiri’s school and only wanted some girls as a sacrifice. When a super storm threatens the city, Nakua is waiting to get more presents in her Shrine to do something about it. Given she provides a service to the human community, in return that community owes her both respect and sacrifices. She has the same mentality that a Yakuza boss.
- Giant Spider
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: And she's a bit pissed she hasn't been getting any lately.
- Heel-Face Turn: Tried to kill the heroes twice now, but now she's on their side.
- Humanoid Abomination: Usually looks like a young girl with long black hair.
- I'm a Humanitarian: She clashes with Hime, Reiri and Riza on this. Not that it makes her a bad person. She was just taking 'offerings' as she has to eat. Now, she accepts offerings from a little shrine...though she complains about how Sawawa makes them.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: she's not nice but she doesn't eat people out of malice. She also displays genuine, if grudging, concern towards Hime and her group. Plus, she has a soft spot for Sawawa.
- Little Miss Badass
- Little Miss Snarker
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Spider limbs sprout out of her head when she decides to fight.
- Mr. Exposition: Another The Stoic one, as Risa compares her with Hime.
- Our Gods Are Greater
- People Puppets
- Pet the Dog: Occasionally.
- Spider People: Well, a god but still counts.
- Villains Out Shopping: Well, "Noble Demon Gods Out Shopping." In her spare time, she supervises the building of a bridge between worlds. Why? 'Cause.
- This is more likely to be a reference to her counterpart in the Cthulhu Mythos
Hime's younger sister. She once harbored bad feelings towards Hime, but later reconciled, and has a rather obvious crush on Hiro and will almost do anything to make him her servant. After that she moved in to a mansion on the hill opposite Hime's mansion.
- And the Adventure Continues: Is the last living Royal at the end of the story, technically making her the winner, though she knows in a decade or so, the fights will start again. So she's preparing.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: At first...in series. YMMV on whether or not her Heel Face Turn made her less "annoying".
- Badass Princess
- Big Brother Worship: Of Hime, after her Heel-Face Turn.
- Cute Little Fang
- Disney Death: In chapter 77 due to exposing her body to the spore cloud and adapting to it, fresh air become lethal to her and she nearly dies if not for Hime saving her with her newfound phoenix power.
- Green Thumb: She controls triffids.
- Heel-Face Turn: In a way. She's no longer out to kill Hime, but she doesn't exactly "help" her either.
- Lady of Adventure: Usually when we see Sherwood in-story, she, Francesca and Ryu-Ryu are off on a field investigation/expedition.
- Little Miss Badass
- The McCoy: Of the Princesses. Understandable since she's the youngest Royal and it's shown that when she was around that age, Hime wasn't too much different.
- Mr. Exposition: Another Insufferable Genius type.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: While it's not so surprising that Hime and Emile refused to kill her, Sherwood muses that the only reason she survived is because most of her siblings were too noble to take the direct route and just straight-up murder her.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Regal Ringlets/Tomboyish Ponytail: Her ponytail.
- Tomboy Princess: She really likes her field investigations.
- Unexpected Successor: The only Royal who survives.
Hime's personal android. She is small, unlike the other androids, but is extremely
strong for her size.
Hiro's older sister and Hime's (human) maid. Hiro moves in with her at the beginning of the series, which triggers his meeting with Hime.
Sherwood's personal gynoid and caretaker. She has the appearance of a young, glasses-wearing woman.
Voiced by: Akio Kato (JP), Leraldo Anzaldua (EN)
Sherwood's blood warrior. He's a Panda. Yup.
Nozomi "Buchi" Kobuchizawa
Hiro's friend from school. Obsessed with the occult. Seems to have a crush on Francesca.
Prince Severin and his entourage
One of Hime's siblings, a self-important coward who will use any means to remain the last one standing. It is hinted that he was the one who ordered the attack that decimated Hime's forces prior to the story via unleashing a Zombie Apocalypse
on her holdings, and he tries to do so again
Severin's android bodyguard, he looks like a tall man dressed in a tuxedo with a cybernetic left eye.
Severin's blood warrior, Mikasa is a woman that Severin killed then revived via his blood. Mikasa is much more deadlier than your usual Blood Warrior, by virtue of the "modifications" done on her by the Fly Man. At Severin's death, she becomes Silvia's Blood Warrior instead.
An anthromorphic fly scientist. He is first introduced trying to "sell" the fruits of his research to Hime (meaning he took her hostage to force her to buy them from him, or die if she refused). He works for Severin at first, but Silvia
eventually becomes his financial patroness, and as such he makes things on her request, whenever he isn't pursuing his own independent research that is.
Prince Emile and his entourage
Quiet and brooding, Emile is one of Hime's older brothers. Seemingly plagued with a weak consitution, his powerful Psychic Powers
, including telekenesis and limited clairvoyance, more than makes up for this. Like Sherwood he is not openly antagonistic with Hime, but will not aid her either (directly anyway).
- Back from the Dead: As a blood warrior. Thanks, Silvia.
- Batman Gambit: Well, when you know the future...See Shoo the Dog.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Hime seem to get along well. He's arguably her Spear Counterpart.
- Big Brother Instinct: He sincerely cares about Hime and Sherwood.
- The Chessmaster: To a degree. Being able to see the future helps.
- Empty Shell: His blood warrior corpse.
- Humongous Mecha: Flanders.
- Ill Boy
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Pet the Dog: Aloof, stoic, not above putting his life on the line to save his subordinates or innocent bystanders. Also a Kuudere.
- Playing with Fire: He seems to have turned his soul into an Energy Being Wreathed in Flames.
- Psychic Powers: Seems to have telekinesis. He uses it to deflect a Wave Motion Gun from hitting a Afterlife Express. Using it really takes a toll on him. He can also see into the future for a limited amount of time.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's been made into a blood warrior.
- Shoo the Dog: Thanks to his Psychic Powers, he seems to do this twice in one shot: upon realizing that his plot to become an adult and end the succession fights failed, Keziah and Sledge are killed, the mermaid becomes Silvia's blood servant. Emile resurrects Keziah with fire magic for the express purpose of making the mermaid into a Flame Warrior. When Keziah fulfills his purpose, royal blood becomes useless to the mermaid and Keziah himself dies immediately afterwards. Thus none of his servants are in play for the upcoming war between the Royals.
- The Spock: Of the three Princes.
- Squishy Wizard
- The Stoic
- Time Travel: What?
- White Sheep
- The Wise Prince
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He eventually attacks Keziah and Sledge with his powers. Considering he was Silvia's blood warrior by then, it may not count.
A werewolf warrior first encountered stranded in the Ghost Ship, Keziah is one of Prince Emile's loyal servants. He was a companion of Riza's father in the old days, and as such, despite being technically
Riza's enemy, tends to look out for her whenever they cross paths.
A winged warrior of an unspecified humanoid race, Sledge is another of Prince Emile's bodyguards, serving opposite to Keziah. Despite being in the same faction, they tend to bicker with each other when left alone.
Flanders is the robot bodyguard assigned to serve Emile. Unlike his "siblings" Flandre and Francesca, Flanders is a Humongous Mecha
on the scale of kaiju-sized monsters. He is later upgraded to Flanders G.
A mermaid that was trapped on a ghost ship, and was used by the malevolent entity there to lure in other ships to their doom. In return for gaining the ability to walk on land, she had willingly given up her voice, but in the process she was cursed that she would die if she ever spoke. She is eventually rescued from the ghost ship by Hime's friends and Keziah, but not before she speaks up to warn the latter. This causes her death, but she is quickly revived via Emile's blood, becoming one of his Blood Warriors.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Despite her hair being a dark color in the manga, it becomes pink in the first anime. The OVA rectifies this somewhat, turning her hair back into a very dark blue.
- Color Failure: Much like Hiro, she suffers this at times.
- Hellish Pupils: Again, much like Hiro.
- Last Of Their Kind: Mermaids are mentioned by Riza as being "almost extinct".
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She is referred to through the manga and the OVA simply as "ningyo", which literaly means mermaid. It is only later in the manga that we learn that her real name is Madeline.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Similar to 'The Little Mermaid' variety: as mentioned, she gave up her voice as a payment to a sorcerer to be able to walk. The moment she speaks a word however, she dies.
- Token Mini-Moe: Of Emile's entourage.
Princess Silvia and her entourage
The eldest princess, Silvia is beautiful, elegant, and charismatic. She is also incredibly cunning and willing to do anything
to come out on top of the current succession war, without directly showing her hand of course. With this in mind, she is likely the most dangerous of Hime's siblings prior to the emergence of Prince Fuhito, that is
Silvia's gynoid bodyguard. One of her distinct features is the large pneumatic drill standing in as a replacement for her lost left hand. She is not
hesitant in using it against Silvia's enemies.
Prince Gilliam and his entourage
Another of Hime's older brothers, Gilliam appears as an intense-looking man in a white suit, and is always seen with his sword close at hand. Unlike his brother Emile, Gilliam is much more brash, and isn't shy to prove how good at using his sword he really
- Badass: His fight with Hime, Reiri and Hiro in the 2nd OVA.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Implied, mostly through his rather unusual blood warriors.
- Collector of the Strange: His blood warriors include:
- Cool Sword: His Weapon of Choice is his sword blood warrior.
- Flash Step: He is very fast.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: On the giving and recieveing end. He blasts Hime's mansion with a particle cannon for fighting him earlier, using the very weapon she used then on him. He then is about to blast Sherwood's mansion, proclaiming "karma's a bitch", only to be blasted, but not killed, by Hime with the same cannon.
- By chapter 78 and 77, he gets desperate and willingly exposes himself to an alien spore cloud in hopes of fighting and defeating Fuhito. This winds up backfiring as prolonged exposure means he can't survive in fresh air. The spore uses him to explain to the others that they meant no harm and were just trying to find a new home before heading out into space. Clearing away the mist and killing Gilliam in the process. He is graceful about it though and, like Emil, wishes for Hime to be the next ruler as she gave him a royal death.
- Killed Off for Real
- Large Ham
- The McCoy: So far, the most openly emotional of the princes and princesses.
- Noble Demon: He uses some underhanded tricks but he does care for Fratellus and even respected that it was willing to sacrifice itself to help him.
- Properly Paranoid: He insists Dr. Franken is secretly helping Emile to be the winner, And That's Terrible. Guess what? he's right
- Serious Business: The Succession Crisis. He's right, though.
- Warrior Prince: He's pretty skilled with that Cool Sword.
Gilliam's android, Fratellus appears as a tall and absurdly-muscular man wearing strange three-lensed goggles.
Prince Duken and his entourage
The oldest royal sibling alive, Duken was supposedly the winner of the previous generation's succession war by default, as his only other remaining rival had gone into hiding. However instead of being elevated to maturity, he was instead passed over by the other Elder royalty, which indirectly leads to the current succession war. In reality Duken had been killed decades before by his brother Prince Fuhito, and the "Duken" seen by the other siblings is simply another android.
Prince Duken's robotic canine companion, who accompanies the eldest royal wherever he goes.
The creator of the humanoid bodyguards that serve the royal siblings, Dr. Franken considers himself a neutral observer to the succession war. As such his mansion is considered a demilitarized zone where the royal siblings can talk with each other without fear of attack or betrayal.
Another royal prince, Fuhito's unexpected entry into the succession war has shifted the power balance between all his other siblings. Although looking for all the world like a young boy, Fuhito is an extremely powerful esper... and he isn't hesitant in using that power. Fuhito was actually a participant of the previous generation's succession war, though he had to go into hiding due to the toll the battles took on his body. It was he who killed Duken, and had him turned into a robotic body-double, which in turn indirectly causes the current generation's succession war.