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The main character, daughter of the Shogun's hunting master, she possesses the ability to telepathically communicate with animals.
- Action Girl: She kills Oni with a six-inch knife
- Berserk Button: She doesn't tolerate insults to her family. Not even her father.
- And never threaten her friends either. Just when Hiro was about to kill Kin, Yukiko tore his arm off and impaled him!
- Bond Creatures: Used to have a dog in this role, then bonds with a thunder tiger.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother left her when she was young and her father is a drug addict.
Yukiko's father, huntmaster for the Shogun. Since virtually all wildlife is dead, he spends most of his time drinking or smoking Lotus.
- Born Lucky: "Kitsune looks after his own". Unfortunately, he's pretty much just lucky enough to get into really serious trouble.
- Cigarette of Anxiety: His wife left him, his daughter doesn't like him, and his job basically does not exist.
- Hidden Depths: It appears at first glance that he's just a wreck who turned to drugs and drove away his family, caring for nothing beyond his next hit. Turns out, his wife was executed as a warning by the Shogun, who threatened to have Yukiko tortured if Masaru didn't do what he was told
- The Beastmaster
A Thunder Tiger (griffon) who befriends Yukiko.
The guys who run the Blood Lotus fields.The Guild
- Cyborg: Guildsmen have their suits wired directly into their bodies at about 12 points. One is apparently for nutrient liquid. the other 11 aren't described, but when they fiddle with their control boxes, they feel it in their spines.
- Path of Inspiration: vague, but apparently they follow an interpretation of the holy texts where everyone with supernatural power must be burned alive.
- Powered Armor: Every single guild member wears "skin" at all times outside of their strongholds.
A guild member who serves on an airship as an engineer. He develops a crush on Yukiko.
- Badass Bookworm: Doesn't know much about fighting, but demonstrates that skin is much, much more than an environment suit.
- Defector from Decadence: Becomes convinced the Lotus Guild is not in the right.
- Then defects back to the Lotus Guild after getting treated like crap by La Résistance.
- Powered Armor: His set is an artificer suit, which is covered with all sorts of tools such as a welder, a mini-crane, and many more. Also, it is impervious to chainkatanas