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Akira Inugami

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (in the OAV's based in the original manga from The Seventies)

The main character and one of the last remaining werewolves, Inugami has drifted through life on tides of misfortune, carrying a disdain for humanity and an uncanny ability to avoid death. He strikes up a bond with his new homeroom teacher, the kind and beautiful Ms. Aoshika, despite himself and what he's gone through. So, Inugami goes through the story facing characters that seem to lose themselves by his sheer presence, and trying to make sure that his bad luck doesn't rub off on on Ms. Aoshika.

Tropes that apply to Inugami:

Akiko Aoshika

Voiced by: Yuko Sasaki (in the OAV's based in the original manga from The Seventies)

A troubled middle school teacher, who is saved by Inugami from a gang of thugs. She's somewhat nosey, more interested in proving herself right that Akira Inugami is a werewolf and less in that she's dealing with a werewolf, but is otherwise genuinely worried for her student's mental wellbeing. Concern turns into more complicated things, especially when their student-teacher relationship warps and she falls within range of Inugami's magnetism for mayhem.

Tropes that apply to Aoshika:

  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The most beautiful person in the manga and one of the few with a fully-functional moral compass.
  • Break the Cutie: A kind-hearted Hot Teacher in a Crapsack World? It'd be more surprising if it did not happen.
  • Broken Bird: Seems to have rape in her Back Story. She gets even more broken later on, specially when Hagurou decides to use her as bait for Inugami... as well as having her gangraped. Repeatedly.
  • Christmas Cake: Although she was married once, but got divorced recently. She lampshades it in her drunken rambles before she meets Inugami.
  • Gag Boobs: Ms. Aoshika's so well-endowed it's almost silly.
  • Fan Disservice: Seeing her in her lacy undies should be a reason to squee. Not when she's chained to a wall, and about to be brutally gangraped by Haguro and his goons.
  • Happily Failed Suicide: As if being gangraped, drugged and recorded throughout the second half of the manga wasn't enough to push her over the edge, her before her much-needed rescue, Aoshika tries to jump off the hospital's terrace when she hears about Inugami being dead; she is stopped by a wolf who resembled Inugami, and she realizes that he could be alive somewhere and that she has to live in his place and honor; in truth the wolf was Jin, Aoshika discovers this by herself and talks to Jin in Alaska about it, thanks to this she now can recognize each wolf individually and finds a new respect for them, that's where she decides to live in Alaska.
  • Hot for Student
  • Hot Teacher: One of the most beautiful women in the whole series, if not the prettiest.
  • Lady and Knight: The (very beautiful but also very broken) Bright Lady to Inugami's White Knight.
  • Morality Chain: For Inugami. Once Haguro finds out...
  • Ms. Fanservice: We do see her taking showers a lot.
  • Plucky Girl: After her rescue, and despite all of the horrific things that she has been through, Aoshika picks herself up and presses on.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: She believes that her body is the cause of all the bad things that happened to her.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Aoshika finally seems to experience a true recovery this time, after getting to know about Inugami's past, she decides to live in Alaska, at a preservation site, where Inugami was raised by wolves. The wolves accept her presence and starts to know them better, her body is looking healthy and she is smiling again, also she seems to know wolves so much now that when Inugami woke up at the Phoenix Organ lab, Aoshika immediately noticed something.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Great, Aoshika is saved, but at the moment Inugami is taken for dead; which made Aoshika sink deeper than when she was getting gang raped, she is not eating anything at the hospital, she can't take Inugami off her mind, and now her body shows signs of malnutrition.
  • Younger than They Look: With everything that happened to her between her kidnapping and rescue, the poor woman has visibly aged quite a bit by the end of the series.

Dou Haguro

The scariest ninth grader you'll ever meet. Son of a Yakuza, who develops a... fixation on Inugami sparked by their being near total opposites. Where Inugami is a deliberately passive physical monster that gains a Morality Pet, Haguro is a destructive human being that abuses those closest to him. As the story progresses, this contrast becomes more stark and he grows the more monstrous of the two. Which is his whole intention: to be a true monster. A werewolf around just means he'll have to kick it up a notch. Or twelve.

Ryuuko Kounuma

Haguro's very beautiful, but also extremely messed-up girlfriend. Her interests include destruction, sadism, brutality, and having sex with the man that can deliver the most of all three, so long as it's not in her direction.

Chiba

A member of Haguro's gang and one of it's more sane members. Things don't end well for him.

Akira Jin

A mysterious reporter who knows quite a lot about Inugami. Is also a werewolf, no reader was surprised.

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Jin explains to Aoshika that werewolves can sense a human's sadness or call of help, while no other human can; and in some cases the good ones feel obligated to help the human, or at least try to ease their pain a bit. That's what Jin does for Aoshika, helping Inugami to rescue her and later pretending to be Inugami in wolf form to give Aoshika the hope that he might still be alive.
  • Cool Car
  • Enemy Mine: With Inugami, as he has joined the guy's quest to rescue Aoshika.
  • Genre Savvy
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns
  • Intrepid Reporter

Noriko Kimura

One of Inugami's classmates, vice-president of the student council.

The Kuroda Brothers

Two of Haguro's gangs less sane members.

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