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Ashura

The only survivor of the Ashura Clan and its leader by birth. Sought by Taishaku-ten alongside Yasha, death and misery practically follow himnote . He has a loving and cheerful nature that hides the greats amount of grief and self-blame he holds within him. Though Kuyoh foresaw Ashura was destined to kill Yasha, the bond between them is unbreakable and they live solely for each other.

Ashura is the last of a line of war and destruction gods. His father, knowing his son would be born without the seal keeping his true nature in line, prepared an elaborate plan with Taishaku-ten so he could be prevented from destroying Tenkai.

  • Animal Motifs: Ashura is often compared to a piglet.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: He is predestinated to destroy Tenkai once fully awakened.
  • Badass Adorable: After learning to use his flames, he's able to hold his own in battle.
  • Berserk Button: Never madmouth Yasha while he's able to hear you. Not even if you're Ryuu-chan.
  • Big Eater: After all, he's still a growing child.
  • Blood Lust: The True Ashura loves the taste of blood. In the first chapter, it brought him from Ashura's unconcious when Ashura tasted blood out of curiosity.
  • Break the Cutie: Ashura is, without of a doubt, the character that suffers the most in this series. He's broken at least once per volume.
  • Cool Sword: Shurato. It's a glass-like blade that can cut rock like butter, shoot flames, its sheath is its very own owner and may or may not be alive.
  • Enemy Within: The "True Ashura", the story's Bigger Bad.
  • Guilt Complex: His self-blaming is justificable; he's the most wanted person by Taishaku-ten and anyone who interacts with him and protects him will be killed.
  • Heroic Suicide: His Super-Powered Evil Side has awake as an Enemy Within and the Bigger Bad of the story and was about to kill Yasha, but suddenly Ashura re-takes control of his body via the strong bond of love between him and Yasha to change the sword's direction from Yasha to his chest. More than that, aside of saving Yasha, he also saved all Tenkai.
  • Last of His Kind: In more than a way. He was born genderless so his clan could die with him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Everyone that knows about the Holy War, knows that Shashi sold her clan's secrets and almost killed her own child herself; everyone but Ashura, as people can't bring themselves to tell him but at the end he founds it out.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: To give him a more androgynous look.
  • Morality Pet: To Kujaku since Ashura reminds him of himself as The Unfavorite and wants him to have a happy ending unlike him.
  • No Biological Sex: Specifically born this way so that his family line cannot continue.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Real Ashura's wish is to destroy everything in Heaven, Earth and Hell.
  • Oracular Urchin: Sometimes he talks like he has foresaw things to happen. Thanks to his alter personality feeling how Fate is moving closer to his awakening.
  • Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: Ashura is a war god, based in the Asura from Hinduism. His lack of gender is justified as it's the result of a curse that will keep the Ashura clan from continuing, and he's actually treated as both male and female in the series.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father was killed by Taishaku-ten, and his mother didn't even want him in the first place.
  • Person of Holding: Shurato is stored inside his body, as successor and de-facto leader of the Ashura.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He comes from a clan of gods of war, after all.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Yasha found him as a baby. Just hours later, he grew up to a 5-6 year old child able to travel around. Later on, he grew to a 9-10 year old child after awakening Shura-toh. And after Shura-toh's seal was broken, he became a full grown adult.
  • Pointy Ears: One of the signature features of his clan, which makes him very recognizable.
  • The Power of Love: His love for Yasha give him enough strenght to take over his body once more and kill himself.
  • Protectorate: He is Yasha's, as part of their "deal". Yasha would move mountains if it means protecting him.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Really 300 Years Old: Ryou-Oh doesn't believe it. Then it's explained that for gods, 300 years is the time needed for kids to reach adulthood. So basically, Ashura is a kid when he's already old enough to be considered an adult by gods' standards.
  • Rip Van Winkle: Sealed for 300 years since his birth. Sealed again after killing himself to avoid killing Yasha.
  • Split Personality Takeover: When his Enemy Within takes over his body when the seal over him is broken, the sweet Ashura indeed died, tecnically making Ashura the first of the Six Stars that died.
    The Other Ashura: Your Ashura is no more. He died right here. (points his own heart)
  • Stepford Smiler: Ashura's smile hides great amounts of self-blame and self-hate.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: One of the signature features of his clan, which makes him more recognizable.
  • Superpowered Evil Side
  • Tears of Remorse: Ashura cries for those that died because of him or for things he thinks he's to blame when he actually is not. That deep are his issues.
  • Third-Person Person: To emphatize his childishness and avoid the Pronoun Trouble.
  • The Unfavorite: One of his biggest issues is that his own mother disowned him and consideres that, if his own mother didn't want him, he shouldn't have been born.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The True Ashura has some undertones of this. Sure he loves to destroy for the sake of destruction but Kuyoh's prophecy says that "the red lotus flame will devour all evil". The lotus flame is Ashura's flame and the fact that he will destroy everything he consideres evil implies that, beneath all his idealism, Ashura actually hated the world that was so cruel and unfair towards him for the mere reason of existing and wants to see it burn.

Yasha-Oh

The leader and only survivor of the Yasha Clan. After hearing the last prophecy of Kuyoh instead of killing her, he looked for Ashura in the Enchanted Forest; this resulted in him being considered a traitor by Taishaku-ten and the annihilation of his Clan. He starts traveling with Ashura looking for the Six Starts to defeat Taishaku-ten. Though Kuyoh foresaw Ashura was destined to kill Yasha, the bond between them is unbreakable and they live solely for each other.

  • Adorkable All of Yasha's seriousness actually make him a little of a dork in certain situations.
    • Tried to tie Ashura's hair once; he was doing it so awkwardly that the women were laughing, making it worse.
    • Also when Souma commented on how his overprotection on Ashura contrast with his reputation as the World's Strongest Man, he changed the subject because he didn't know how to respond to that.
  • Badass: So much that he's the strongest of a respected warrior clan, can use a legendary demon sword that takes the will of the strongest to wield, and he can casually slaughter hordes of soldiers with ease. Not to mention at the end he pretty much killed most of the legendary warriors of the realmn.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Ashura. Yasha protects him while Ashura brings the best of him.
  • Bishounen
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Ryuu-Oh.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call Ashura a "cursed child" in front of him. EVER.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Rasetsu commented that Yasha, when younger, always put the clan over his own happiness and he's actually quite happy than Yasha is living as his own person instead of as a ruler.
  • Childhood Friends: With Karura and Kendappa.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Yasha gets several girls after him (even Kendappa-Oh's mother fell for him at first sight when he was a youngster) and he never knew or even bother.
  • Cool Sword: Yamato. It's a sword that can only be wield by the one with the strongest will, it can cut rock like butter and can vaporize people.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Black eyes and black hair. Ashura compares his eyes to the midnight sky.
  • Declaration of Protection: He and Ashura have a "deal": Yasha will protect Ashura and Ashura will be forever with Yasha.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After finding out the truth about the Six Starts, the prophecy and Ashura awenening as god of destruction. When he thought his Ashura was no more, he was willing to let the True Ashura kill him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A bad habit of Yasha's is not planning things ahead and just go with the flow. Best example in volume 3, after getting Shurato and running out of clues, Yasha and co. went to the Sky city for no other reason than Ashura wanting to go, despite going on the date of an important holiday. Ryuu-oh calls him out for being careless and even Yasha recognizes that, perhaps, he is.
  • Doting Parent: Kujaku and Ryuu-oh can see that Yasha spoils Ashura a lot.
  • Eye Scream: He loses his right eye at the Kekki that formed after Ashura commited suicide. Considering this is their debut work, he could be the beginner of CLAMP'S eye losing tradition.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: A young boy from his clan managed to stay alive to tell to Yasha his clan's wish of not seeking revenge and live. Yasha, desperate, orders him to live but he still dies.
    Yasha: Now, to whom am I a Lord?
  • It's All My Fault: He takes the blame for the Yasha Clan's annihilation out of Ashura's shoulders.
  • I Will Wait for You: Waits for Ashura's second awakening for centuries, despite the odds of he ever opening his eyes again being against his favor.
  • Last of His Kind
  • Manly Tears: While incinerating the remains of his people and apologizing to them.
  • Master Swordsman: Recognized as the best swordman of Tenkai.
  • Morality Chain: To Ashura. His concern for Yasha is the only thing that can supress his Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ashura, as he's the closest thing Ashura ever got for a father.
    • Papa Wolf: And never think in hurting even one of Ashura's hairs. Yasha will break you.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much but his actions talk for him.
  • Red Baron: "Yasha" is the title of king of his clan. His real name is Yama.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When really angry, his eyes turn red out of rage.
  • Restraining Bolt: Yamato is this to Ashura. Kujaku craft it specifically so Yasha could keep Ashura's Enemy Within in line. Unfortunately at the end Ashura, though affected, was already too powerful for the sword to control him.
  • Son of a Whore: He's the son of the former leader and a concubine. Still, the clan nor even his half-brother took prejudice against him.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He's distant and not very talkative, but you can tell for his devotion on Ashura (and viseversa) that this big guy has a huge heart.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Team Dad
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Subverted; he knew that awakening Ashura was practically starting the revolution, but he never knew that Ashura was actually an Apocalypse Maiden and had an inner Omnicidal Maniac.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Ashura-Oh, who unknowly for Yasha, makes him promise that he will protect his son.
  • What Beautiful Eyes: When he was a boy, Ashura-Oh claimed that he had "pretty eyes".
  • World's Strongest Man: He's recognized as the strongest swordsman in Tenkai and the only one stronger than him is Taishaku-ten. Mazoku Aizen-myoh wants to eat him thinking that this would grant her immortality.

Ryuu-oh

Succesor of the Ryuu Clan, at first he didn't want to be king. After finding out that Yasha was in his lands, he tried to challenge him to a fight but was quickly defeated. Looking for more power, he unsealed his clan's sword and became the new leader, though he soon escaped to join Ashura and Yasha in hopes of a new match with him. Of all the Six Stars, he's the only who doesn't have a personal reason to fight Taishaku-ten.

  • Amazon Chaser: Possibly. In a manga omake, Ryuu-oh's father specifically tells his young son that he fell for Ryuu-oh's mother because she's "macho, strong, wild and cool". Ryuu-oh's conclusion? "YAY, I WANT A MACHO WIFE!"
  • Badass Adorable: He's one of the strongest of the story, yet his young age and cheerful personality makes him an adorable goofball.
  • BFS: Ryuugato is almost as tall as him.
  • Bishounen
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Ashura.
  • Blood Knight: His dream is to fight Yasha again.
  • Cute Little Fang
  • Declaration of Protection: Promises to protect Ashura before attacking Taishaku-ten. ..He couldn't keep it
  • Expecting Someone Taller: "And by the way, I'm not a brat; I'm the real Ryuu-Oh!"
  • Fiery Redhead: The first OVA chooses to make his hair a rather bizarre shade of orange. The second OVA tones it down to a more brownish red.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He dies giving Ashura a sad smile.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very impulsive and easy to anger.
  • I Am Who?: Was shocked at the revelation that he was one of the Six Stars.
  • I Choose to Stay: Was given the opportunity to return home since he didn't have a personal reason to fight Taishaku-ten; he chose to follow the group.
  • Keet: He's very lively and outspoken.
  • Ki Attacks: His special move with Ryuuga-to.
  • Making a Splash: He comes from a clan that protects Tenkai's waters and has power over them.
  • Martial Arts Headband
  • Only Sane Man: He's the only one that called out Yasha for pretty much not having any real plan and just following Ashura's fancy.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: He very often says things that would annoy people. More often than not, when they're right behind him.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both parents are dead; his mother died saving a human girl and his father died some time after that.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: His affable personality and wittiness makes him a very good comic relief in a series that desperately needs it. Once he dies, things go dark pretty fast.
  • Raised by Grandparents: And cousins as his parents are dead.
  • Red Baron: "Ryuu-Oh" is the king title of his clan. His real name is Naga.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The first casuality of fully awaken Ashura.
  • Team Chef: He even lampshaded it once when Kujaku was demanding to Yasha a nice supper as reward for taking care of Aizen-myoh.
    Ryuu-oh: Wait, am I not the one who always cooks!?
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ashura. They bicker like if they're siblings.

Karura-oh

Leader of the Karura Clan. Childhood friends with Yasha and Kendappa. She despises Taishaku-ten but works under his rule in order to keep her ill littler sister Karyoubinga safe. After the death of Karyoubinga, she fakes her death to keep her clan safe and joins Yasha's cause to avenge her sister.

  • Action Girl: A powerful fighter able to keep mazokus at bay by her own after Yasha clan was destroyed and Ryuu-oh escaped.
  • Animal Companion: A tradition of her clan; every member has a bird who they share their life with.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of volume 7, she saves Ashura who was almost killed by one of the pursuers.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Her concern for Karyoubinga is the only thing that kept her from joining Yasha in the beginning. Karura's love for her sister was stronger than her hatred for Taishaku-ten.
  • Berserker Tears: Shed these while swearing to kill Taishaku-ten for killing Karyoubinga.
  • The Caretaker: to Karyoubinga.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yasha and Kendappa.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Karyoubinga.
  • Died Happily Ever After: She died happy after fulfilling her sister's wish while Karyou's spirit came to escort her to the afterlife.
  • Driven to Suicide: Let herself fall from the flying city.
  • Forced to Watch: As she couldn't go against Taishaku-ten because that would put her Clan at risk, all she could do was watching her sister dying in front of her.
  • Heroic BSOD: Had one after Karyoubinga's death. The only thing that could get her out of it was Kendappa playing Karyoubinga's last song and convencing her to don't waste her sacrifice.
  • I Die Free: She died fullfiling her wish of fighting Taishaku-ten to avenge her sister, meaning she was free of his oppresion.
  • In-Series Nickname: She's often called by her nickname "Sou-oh".
  • Lady of War
  • Perpetual Molt: her death.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Jumped to fight Taishaku-ten upon seeing him without thinking twice.
  • Staying Alive: No matter how many injuries she recibes, as long as her Garuda is ok, she will pick up herself and fight.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Woman in White/True Blue Femininity

Kendappa-ou

The Leader of the Kendappa Clan. A beautiful and highly talented harpist who sometimes performs for Taishaku-ten and is the target of prince Tenou's affections. Though very ladylike, she can defend herself quite well. She saved Souma from dying of her injures and hid her with the help of Kisshou-ten. She's actually Taishaku-ten's Fourth General after her father's death.

  • BFS: Her harp actually hides one of these.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yasha and Karura.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Hung Taishaku-ten's spy with her shawl.
  • Dark Action Girl: A very capable fighter and on Taishakuten's side all along.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Later retconned by giving her a nice pair of shoes.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Between her and Souma.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Harp of Femininity
  • Heroic Vow: Subverted. She promised to only serve the strongest and she says she cannot break a vow to herself, even if that means killing her beloved Souma.
  • Hidden Badass: Only Taishakuten and Bishamonten knew the truth about Kendappa, and everyone was surpriced that she was indeed powerful, even believing her to be the strongest of the Four Generals.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: She had sworn to herself to only serve the strongest man, since she hates weak people.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Convinced that Souma would never be able to beat Taishakuten, less of all kill him, she decided to step into battle as the Four General in order to kill Souma herself.
  • The Lady's Favour: Inverted. Souma gives her one of her earrings, promising to return alive.
  • Lady of War
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Very girly and in love with Souma.
  • Love Interest Traitor: To Souma.
  • The Mole
  • More Deadly Than The Male: Commanded Souma to kill every single person in the army of Koumoku-ten to prevent them from going to alert Taishaku-ten. We get a close-up of her face that shows her smiling beautifully while she does it. And even before that, when she hung a spy with her shawl, she did it while smiling, commenting that she was not in a good mood.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She's actually a lot smarter and insightful that she lets show.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Though very ladylike, she can defend herself quite well. See Damsel out of Distress above.
    • Foreshadowing: Of her being Taishaku-ten's Fourth General, because the spy was sent by Bishamon-ten. In that same chapter, just a few pages earlier, after Ten-ou got the information about Kendappa-ou's next performance from Bishamon-ten, Taishaku-ten asked Bishamon-ten if he also spies on his fellow Generals. Yes, all the hints we need about Kendappa's true identity could be found in that single chapter.
  • Social Darwinist: As her mother died because of unrequited love for Yasha, she grew to hate "weak people" and swore herself to serve Taishakuten because he was the strongest.
  • Token Yuri Girls: With Souma.
  • True Blue Femininity
  • Tsundere: She's easily annoyed at Souma not realizing how much she means to her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yasha. When she was younger, she grew to hate Yasha for her mother's unrequited love and fall into despair; now she understands he never intented such thing but can't stop herself of messing with him but in the end she cares for him as he's her childhood friend. Since most people don't know the whole story, they think they bicker like if they were siblings.
  • Woman in Black: In her General armor.

Souma

Only survivor of the Souma Clan. Her clan was annihilated on Taishaku-ten's order because of a legend that the blood of a member of Clan Souma can grant immortality to the person who drinks it. Her parents hid her from the army and died in front of her eyes. Injured, she ran away and was found by Kendappa, who hid her with the help of Kisshou-ten.

     The Imperial Family 

Taishaku-ten

The new emperor of Tenkai, he controls his realm with iron fist after usurping the throne by killing the former Tentei and Asura-oh, his most loyal servant. After Yasha awakened Ashura, he's willing to do anything and shed all the blood necessary to keep his power.

Actually, the whole usurping Tenkai was Ashura-oh's plan to prevent The Six Stars from meeting and Ashura's awakening as God of Destruction, and Taishaku-ten killed and ate Ashura-oh at his request to empower him to kill Ashura if the plan failed. Also, Taishaku-ten was in love with Ashura-oh.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: He loved Ashura-ou, who only sleep with him in order to get him into his scheme.
  • Big Bad
  • BFS
  • Cannibalism Superpower: He ate Ashura-Oh, at his own request, in order to gain the war god's power in case the plan failed and Ashura is needed to put down.
  • The Emperor
  • Femme Fatalons: Rare Male Example.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: With Ashura-Oh. He even said he wanted him, and in some ways he got what he wanted when he ate him
  • Let Them Die Happy: He killed Karura-oh to give peace to her revenge hungry soul, allowing her to be escorted by her sister's soul to the afterlife; he avoided Souma saving Kendappa and let himself be hated for her at her last moments and killed Kisshou-ten without revealing her her father's sin and left her body alongside her husband so they all could be Together in Death with their loved one, since, as he says "There's no worse pain than live without the person you love".
  • Lonely at the Top: He was actually very unhappy as the only one he loved was dead at his own hands.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He never bother to move from his castle, ordening his men to go against Yasha's group.
  • The Promise: He made a single promise in his life and he's willing to do anything to fulfill it.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: His iron fisted ruling was what motivated Yasha and company to reunite the Six Starts ...when he was trying to avoid it.
  • Silent Scapegoat: Willing to be seen as a bloodthirsty tyrant to keep the peace and keep his promise to Ashura-ou.
  • Shock and Awe: Before becoming Emperor, he was a god of thunder.
  • Third Eye: Has a third eye in his forehead.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Double Subverted. It is revealed as the story passes by that many of his vile actions were to prevent a prophecy that states Tenkai will be destroyed by a destructive god. However it is also revealed later that he mainly intedes such a good act not out of genuine concern for his empire but because of a promise he made towards an old friend and possible lover.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted.
  • Yaoi Guys: with Ashura-ou.

Queen Shashi

The Empress of Tenkai and wife of Taishaku-ten; her beautiful face is only a mask to cover what could be the most ruthless woman in the whole world. She was a human priestess of the Ashura Clan who, after receiving a god's longevity, started to plan her climb to power. She betrayed her clan by revealing their secrets to Taishaku-ten in return became the new Empress while she was still married to Ashura-oh. After giving birth to twins, she discovered that while one was Taishaku-ten's, the other was Ashura-oh's and tried to kill him herself to ensure Tenou's climb to the throne while being the one pulling the strings behind him.

It's eventually revealed that Ashura-oh married her not because of love, but so she could be one of the keepers of Shura-to's seal. He thought she would give birth to his unsealed child and that the child wouldn't be able to kill his own mother; sadly, he chose the wrong sister for the job.

Kaara

Shashi's sister and human priestess of the Ashura Clan. More humble and gentle than her sister, she's the guardian of Shura-to and one of the seals of the sword, she was waiting for Ashura to get them back in a underground city's ruins. At her sister's betrayal, she committed suicide but was brought back for Ashura-oh to hide Shura-to and wait for the next successor. Died in the arms of her second love after giving the first seal to Ashura and ending her mission.

Tenou

The Prince of Tenkai and Taishaku-ten and Shashi's son and heir, and unknown to him, fraternal twin and half-brother of Ashura. Despite his parents, he's benevolent, kind and rather humble; he's respected by his subjects and chased by all the young women in the court, but he already is in love with Kendappa-oh, his father's personal harpist.

     Ashura-oh 

Ashura-oh

The former and deceased leader of the Ashura Clan and father of the present Ashura. He was the strongest warrior in Tenkai and Tentei's most loyal servant. Handsome, powerful, gentle and seemingly quite perfect, but hinted to possess a darker side. And he does. The Ashura clan was previously a clan full of lovers of destruction and bloodlust, and were in fact a group of unstoppable war gods who were sealed to serve Tentei. Ashura-oh, knowing through Kuyoh's prophecy and his own visions that his son would born without this seal, planned an elaborate gambit alongside Taishaku-ten to prevent Ashura from waking as a god of destruction, even if it meant defying destiny and change stars's path just to keep his bloodline going.

     Others 

Kujaku

A mysterious man who calls himself a traveler, though he seems to know more about Yasha and Ashura than he should.

He's the son of the former Tentei and his sister, the former royal stargazer. His father, who despised his birth, locked him and his mother away from civilization. His mother went mad from the isolation and killed herself to avoid killing him. He managed to escape, growing wings in his back, and foresaw the Six Stars and Ashura's prophecy. He forged Yama-to and give it to the Yasha Clan in hopes that this would be passed to Yasha-oh, Ashura's awakener. His real goal is to see if a very deep bond of love can change destiny.

  • Bystander Syndrome: If the group gets trapped in battle, he normally escapes or stays aside to watch.
    Ryuu-oh: Fifty or a hundred, let them come. My hands are getting itchy.
    Souma: I'll help too.
    Kujaku: *smiles* Then I'll watch the battle with all my might!!
    • Averted however when it is revealed he is a mazoku and has such immense power that even Taishakuten respects his might. If he wanted to, he can probably wipe out most of the armies Yasha faced. He prefers to remain a bystander to see if the prophecy can be changed.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark and Troubled Past: One that can only be compared to Ashura's.
  • Heroic Bastard: Illegite son of the former Tentei and at the good guys' side, although for his own reasons.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gave his life in order to awake Ashura one last time.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He defeated the mazoku Aizen-myoh.
  • Licked by the Dog: Ryuu and Yasha don't trust him at all; Ashura is the only one who thinks he's a good guy.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Kisshou-ten's half brother.
  • Man in White: Of the mysterious kind.
  • Mysterious Informant
  • Not So Different: With Ashura; They both are "unnecessary children".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He uses a goofy persona to hide that he knows everything.
  • Older Than He Looks: Kujaku deserves special credit as he was alive long before the beginnings of the Yasha clan, making him one of the oldest living characters.
  • Oracular Urchin: Knows more about Yasha, Ashura and everybody else that he should.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Perpetual Smiler/Stepford Smiler
  • Pet the Dog: He might be suspicious and a little manipulative, but his attachment to Ashura is real.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Alongside with Ryuu-oh. Whenever he appears, he will bring jokes besides info.
  • Purple Eyes: His eyes make people think he's a mazoku, as they're the only thing with purple eyes in the world, yet barriers against them don't affect him. He's indeed a mazoku but out of being result of a sin, and through his veins flow stargazer blood, allowing him full pass thorugh barriers.
  • Shipper on Deck: Downplayed. He's pleased that Yasha and Ashura's bond grows stronger everyday and would help Ashura realized in how much esteem Yasha holds him.
  • Simple Staff: Kuyoh's stargazer staff.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Appears and disappears as fast as a sigh.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Third Eye: Also has a third eye in his forehead.
  • The Unfavorite
  • Wild Card: He's the only anomaly in the prophecy, mentioned by Kuyoh as "the one from the darkness, who controls the dark stars".
  • Winged Humanoid: He was the one who give Yama-to to the Yasha Clan.

Karyoubinga

Karura-oh's little sister. Born with a weak body, she just can survive within the Sky City's thin air and considers herself an hindrance to her sister. Taishaku-ten abducts her for her beautiful singing voice and makes her perform in front of the people while coughing her lungs out because of the thick air. She dies singing her last song dedicated to her sister; her last wish was to Karura to be free.

Kuyou

The royal stargazer. First introduced after escaping her prison when Yasha is given the order to kill her. Instead of killing her, Yasha hears her last prophecy and goes for Ashura, promising to return for her. He later finds Kuyoh dead, killed by Bishamon-ten by being impaled with her own staff. Yasha wasn't the first person to hear the prophecy; she first said it to Ashura-oh and interpreted it for him. Ashura-oh give her the order to tell the prophecy to Yasha. ..though incomplete

Hanranya

Kuyoh's sister. She wasn't born with powers since her sister was already a stargazer, but she blinded herself to gain some power. Though not so powerful as her sister, she can see the past and present with the water mirror and became Taishaku-ten's personal seer.

Bishamon-ten

Taishaku-ten's right hand man, General of North and Kisshou-ten's husband. He's responsible for Yasha Clan's being destroyed. Follows Taishaku-ten's orders unhesitatingly. He joined Taishaku-ten's rebellion against Tentei as long as Taishaku-ten allowed him to marry Kisshou-ten, even knowing that she'd hate him.

Kisshou-ten

The former Tentei's daughter, married to Bishamon-ten as political hostage or that's what she thinks. She hid Souma after Kendappa-oh saved her. Unknown to her, she's Kujaku's half sister. She died by Taishaku-ten's sword, bleeding over her husband's corpse without knowing the truth about her father.

Tentei

The deceased, former ruler of Tenkai and father of Kisshou-ten. Murdered by Taishaku-ten before the start of the series.

Sonseiou

Tentei's sister and the former royal stargazer.

Kumara-ten

The leader and only survivor of the former beautiful city, Kusumabura. During the Holy War, his citizens were murdered and his city became ruined and isolated underground. He kidnapped Ashura believing that his blood was needed to awaken Shura-tou.

Zocho-ten

General of South and Karura-oh's superior. A rather nice guy despise working under Taishaku-ten.

Komoku-ten

Rasetsu

Yasha's younger half brother. In his childhood, Yama suggested that he be named heir of the clan, even when everybody (Rasetsu included) knew Yama was the best candidate, but since Rasetsu was the legitimate son of the former leader and his wife he had a stronger claim. To avoid the responsibility he ran away and left the clan in Yama's hands. After hearing of the Yasha Clan's annihilation, he returns to the clan's land to find Yasha burning the remains of the people and demands an explanation. After making peace with Yasha, he died fighting Koumoku-ten's men to give Yasha's group time to get farther ahead of them.

Shara

A woman with a house in the woods who the group encounters and spends the night. She's waiting for her husband's return from a journey. She shows quite an interest in Yasha since he reminds her of her husband. Said husband is no other that Rasetsu, which makes her Yasha's sister-in-law. At the end, she kills herself to avoid give information to Koumoku-ten about the whereabouts of Yasha's group, and is able to be Together in Death with Rasetsu.

Gigei

A dancer who Ashura and Yasha get involved with after spending the night within her travelling group. Smitten with Yasha since she was six, and taking a liking to Ashura, she dies for not telling their whereabouts, leaving a heartbroken Ashura.

  • Belly Dancer
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She was the one who taught Ashura some manners by not letting him be a little brat while he was under her care.
  • First Love: It's implied she was Ashura's first love and why her death left him heartbroken.
  • Genki Girl: She's energetic and spontaneous.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Human Pincushion: She died by been stabbed with multiple lances.
  • Plucky Girl: Girl have some nerve in her. Her first instinct at hearing someone into the bushes at night? Draw a sword at their faces. Kids behaiving badly? Scold them with authority. Best known swordman tries to leave and she doesn't wanna? Keep him close with a debt. Guards threaten to kill you if you don't talk about your crush's whereabouts? Say you won't betray those you love.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: First person who died protecting Ashura and Yasha.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: For Yasha.
    • Love at First Sight: First saw and fell in love with Yasha while performing at the last Star Festival.
    • First Love: Very determined to be with Yasha, unlike her mother who always regretted not marrying her first love.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Yasha doesn't know anything about her, while Gigei knew everything about him.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: To emphatize her brash and outspoken personality.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yasha and Ashura, which causes her death.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The hair ring she gave to Ashura became this to him.

Aizen-myoh

A mazoku who lived in a dimensional travelling ice castle in the north, close to the Yasha clan's lands. Has the form of a beautiful young girl (after she ate the original girl). Captured Yasha in hopes of eat him too since he was the strongest of the Yasha and therefore eating him would grant her immortality. Was killed by Kujaku.