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Kiba

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)

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An Arctic Wolf who is dedicated solely to finding the Lunar Flower and opening the way to Paradise. Kiba primarily acts on his instincts, which sometimes lead him to behave rashly, and the others to call him idealistic. Full of wolf pride, Kiba initially expresses disgust at wolves who use human disguises, but eventually realizes that it is necessary to survive.


  • All Up to You: By way if being The Chosen One, Kiba is the only one who can find the Flower Maiden.
  • Bishounen: Attractive and boyish looking.
  • Byronic Hero: Has many characteristics, being brooding, ruthless in battles and usually self-motivated.
  • The Chosen One: He's the chosen one who is destined to find and open Paradise.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Cheza.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Having his lover Cheza die in his arms made him lose all hope of paradise. Not only that, he is also assumed to be the last living thing in the world before he dies alone.
  • Determinator: He will stop at nothing to open Paradise and find a place where he can live with his folks.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: At the end, Darcia dies and Kiba manages to open paradise. However, he has lost everyone he cared about and he dies before he can enter paradise.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Before she even has a single line, Kiba vows to protect Cheza and bring her with them. This is justified, because wolves and the Flower Maiden has an instinctual connection anyway.
  • Dying Alone: Not only does he die after losing all his companions and having Cheza die in his arms, it's implied that he's the last living thing in the entire world before he falls through the ice and drowns. You can't get much more alone than that.
  • The Hero: The main character and the one around whom the story revolves.
  • The Hero Dies: In the series finale, he dies as paradise begins to be created from Cheza's seeds.
  • Honor Before Reason: His drive to achieve his goals and his pride often lead him to act recklessly, such as not thinking that Lady Jaguara captured Cheza as a way to lure him in her castle.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's hot-tempered and extremely volatile. His frequent squabbles with the rest of the pack attest to this along with his tendency to hit first and ask questions later.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: In contrast to the other wolves' human forms with Eyes of Gold, Kiba's human form has piercing light-blue eyes, to emphasize his connection to cold and winter.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Cheza, and briefly with Mew the caracal girl he meets in the Stillness Valley.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Kiba doesn't smile or laugh much, except when he's around Cheza.
  • The Power of Friendship: Darcia at one point claims that the other wolves were never needed to create paradise. Kiba disagrees.
  • Messianic Archetype: He is the main wolf needed to open paradise, but the others are instrumental in his rise.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The other wolves' human illusion's hair and eye colors match their fur and eye color as wolves. He has brown hair and blue eyes in his human illusion, but is a white furred and yellow eyed wolf.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: At first, he was too proud of his wolf heritage to even consider taking his human form. But Reality Ensues and he eventually has to concede that this form is not only practical, it's life-saving.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's really pale-skinned (aided by his Icy Blue Eyes) and his hair looks black depending on the lighting.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Tsume & Darcia's Blue.
  • Sole Survivor: Kiba becomes the sole surviving wolf (and living thing on Earth in general) in the series finale. And he eventually dies too.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Cheza.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He shows himself as aloof and distant, always keeping his cool. Yet he has a notable soft spot for those close to him, especially Cheza.
  • Tragic Hero: He only wanted to find paradise so he and the other wolves could live in a better place. At the end, Kiba finds paradise, but he loses all his friends and dies alone before he can enter paradise.
  • Wild Hair: His hair always appears messy and unkempt, to emphasize his wild temper.

Tsume

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN)

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A Grey Wolf with a large X shaped scar across his chest, not counting many others. Rough and self-reliant, Tsume is a strong fighter who keeps his true feelings to himself. He joins the others after his human gang in Freeze City betrays him. He does not initially believe in Paradise, but eventually starts to believe in their goal and choses to follow them not because of a lack of a better option but out of trust.
  • Aloof Ally: At first. His tendency to rely solely on himself makes him reluctant to join the pack and search for the Flower Girl. And even when he does decide to join the party for good, he's still quite blunt with the others and seldom expresses concern, even though he prefers
  • Ambiguously Brown: Much like Blue, his ethnicity is never brought up but his skin is noticeably darker than that of the other wolves in human form.
  • Anti-Hero: Stoic, argumentative, bit of a jerk, cold towards Toboe at first, formerly a Dirty Coward, started out a loner, etc...
  • Bare Your Midriff: A Rare Male Example: his leather jacket looks too small for him and exposes his midriff indeed and lower back indeed.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Though not brothers, Tsume develops a close bond and protectiveness over Toboe.
  • The Big Guy: Tallest and physically strongest of the pack. Also, towers above most people he meets, except Darcia.
  • Cool Shades: Naturally, as part of his cool badass bad boy persona.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lady Jaguara's wolf hunting troops attacked his pack, killing most of his family and friends. As Tsume attempted to flee from the battle, he was cast out by his pack and the alpha male attacked him, leaving him with his X-shaped scar, branding him as a coward.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Has white-hair and dark skin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jabs mercilessly at his mates, often times pointing out at the foolishness.
  • Delinquent: Used the be a gang-leader before getting expelled by the members of said gang at the beginning of the story.
  • Dirty Coward: His back story has him being one of these, with him running away leaving his friends to die. He's a unusual example in that he's portrayed as ultimately a good person, having grown out of his cowardice by the time the show starts.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: His scar is pivotal to his Back Story.
  • The Exile: His old pack rejected him because he betrayed his friends.
  • Genius Bruiser: Street-smart and highly resourceful, he's the most useful when it comes to searching for clues in urban settings. Also strangely knowledgeable despite not being educated and used to brawling.
  • Give My Regards in the Next World: Says this to Kiba right before dying from his wounds.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a torn leather jacket and leather pants which is typical of criminals in Japanese culture.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Toboe, oh so much.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite is gruffness and his blunt jabs, he's actually very considerate but doesn't like to show it.
  • The Lancer: Leads the pack when Kiba isn't around or recovering.
  • Mercy Kill: He kills Hige after he's badly wounded by Darcia in the finale, as Hige requested.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The one whose outfit displays the most skin, namely low-cut leather pants, a tight tank-top and a leather jacket that expose his navel.
  • Mystical White Hair: His human form has white hair.
  • Not So Stoic: Openly weeps after Toboe's death.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards Gehl (the red headed kid in episode one, whom Tsume failed to save) serves as one, dispute Tsume's refusal of his friendship.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kiba's Red.
  • Rugged Scar: His distinctive chest scar. It turns out he did not get it through badassery as you would expect. He got it while being punished for leaving his friends to die.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has two, the scar on his chest and the mental scar he received while receiving the physical one. The reason he has the physical one is because he left his friends to die and it was his punishment before his exile, the mental scars he has is that he doesn't want to get close to others in fear of another situation coming up where he will betray and lose them again.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: His Jerkass behavior is a defense mechanism for himself to protect himself from getting close to others because he doesn't want to get close to others in fear of betraying and losing them again.
  • Sour Supporter: Always there for his fellows but can't help but be unpleasant about it.
  • Stripperific: Rare Male Example. His outfit consists of a shredded vest, and skin tight low rise leather pants.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Warrior Poet: Melancholic, often deep in thought but always up for a fight.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has shades of his at first, but time reveals him to have good in him.
  • X Marks the Hero: Has X shaped scar across his chest.

Hige

Voiced by: Akio Suyama (JP), Joshua Seth (EN)

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A Mexican Wolf with a carefree attitude, who seems quite comfortable living in human society.

After meeting Kiba, he goes along with the idea of searching for Paradise without much argument. Despite his easy-going and apparent laziness, he does hide some secrets of his own.


  • Artifact of Doom: His collar is actually a signal transmitter for Jaguara's troops that leads them to wolves' den so they can exterminate wolves more easily.
  • Battle Couple: With Blue, once they become an item.
  • Beta Couple: With Blue, to Kiba and Cheza's Alpha Couple.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: It's kinda easy to underestimate him, what with him always beaing easy and goofing around. But once threatened or challenged, he's actually a quite fierce combattant and doesn't back down
  • Big Eater: Food is a big motivation for him and he's by far the one who constantly forages for food.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His ever present collar, that doesn't disappear when he turns into wolf form is never remarked upon by anyone all along the story until they enter Lady Jaguara's castle and the collar starts giving him intense headaches.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Towards Blue. It's hinted several times that he's actually the most interested in the opposite sex out of the pack.
  • Collared by Fashion: He wears a leather collar around his neck that has a metal plate inscribed with the number 23. It's actually a tag/transmitter that causes him to be under constant surveillance. It also appears to be the tag that controlled him, since he was plagued with constant migraines in Jaguara's city just before it was shot off by a soldier.
  • Deadpan Snarker: No one is safe from his quips.
  • Erudite Stoner: It's never outright said that he enjoys recreational drugs but he has all the attributes otherwise, being knowledgeable, easy-going, very good at reading other people's motivations and reactions and often says the right words at the right time.
  • Informed Attribute: Tsume will readily remark that's he's fat. But, aside from him looking poofier than the others when in wolf form, his human form doesn't show him being overweight at all and we never get to see him topless so it's hard to tell.
  • Manchurian Agent: Before Hige met Kiba, he was brainwashed into being Jaguara's lapdog by hunting and leading troops to other wolves. The collar around his neck attracts Lady Jaguara's soldiers, leading him to put the group in danger.
  • The Nose Knows: Out of all the characters, he's the one with the most acute sense of smell and is the one who relies the most on this to track people or sense danger.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Often goofs off or makes silly expressions.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Averted. Aside from Tsume chewing him out once he learns about the function of the 23 collar, Hige doesn't get much flack for having seriously endangered his buddies and helping Jaguara's schemes and is allowed to stay among the pack.
  • The Slacker: Often seen sleeping or slacking off when the group settles down somewhere and is often very apathetic towards any given situation.
  • The Smart Guy: By far the most perceptive and ingenious of the pack.
  • Together in Death: With Blue, at whose side he remained until he asked Tsume to finish him off so he could be with Blue.

Toboe

Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada (JP), Mona Marshall (EN)

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A Red Wolf who was raised by an old woman. He is considered the pup or the runt by the others and is the one with the least animosity or contempt towards humans whom he often seeks to initiate contact with.

Inexperienced, emotionally needy and consumed with self-doubt at the beginning, he gradually becomes much more confident and bold.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's actually quite skilled but lacks confidence.
  • All-Loving Hero: He's about the closest thing a predatory animal can get to a Friend to All Living Things, and, as a clincher, he's willing to protect and die for the guy who's actively trying to exterminate wolves!
  • Badass Adorable: He's quite endearing, often seeking the company of humans, much like a guard dog would do.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Tsume. He might not be under ten years old, but he's a kid nonetheless.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Push him too far and he's capable of biting out your eyes.
  • Break the Cutie: He's been through a lot. Since the death of his caretaker, he has developed into a braver, more independent character, but there seemed to be no letting go of the natural innocence that came with his youth.
  • Bishōnen
  • Catchphrase: "I was just getting ready!"
  • Coming-of-Age Story: His own journey is about becoming a self-assured and reliable adult. Both as a wolf and as a human.
  • The Cutie: His naivete and childish determination is absolutely endearing.
  • Determinator: During the walrus battle, not only does Toboe attacks and actually hurt the beast, but despite all the walrus' furious thrashing, diving into the freezing water and smashing through giant ice floes to try to dislodge him, Toboe does not let go until the walrus dies.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Of sorts, Quent comforts the dying Toboe by petting him, he continues to do this even after Toboe dies and Quent dies with his arm around Toboe's body.
  • The Heart: The most sensitive, good-hearted and affable of the pack.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tsume, oh so much.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Toboe really looks up to Tsume.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He doesn't realize just how gifted he is until late in the story.
  • Kill the Cutie: He's innocent, kind and childish and he gets killed trying to protect a man who was trying to kill him.
  • Morality Pet: To Tsume at the beginning. And then to the rest of his buddies.
  • Nice Guy: An actual one. But Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the finale, he unsuccessfully attempts to protect Quent from Darcia and both he and Quent are mortally wounded.
  • Tagalong Kid: Initially, he was just there because he was too young and too inexperienced to survive on his own.
  • Together in Death: With Quent.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the walrus fight scene.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Probably the sweetest boy in the series. He dies trying to protect Quent, the wolf hunter.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He still wears the bracelets the old woman who raised him gave him.

Cheza

Voiced by: Arisa Ogasawara (JP), Sherry Lynn (EN)

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The Flower Maiden, Cheza is an Artificial Human created via alchemy from a Moonflower.

The wolves need Cheza to find and open the gateway to Paradise. Originally asleep and under study in a lab in Freeze City, Cheza is eventually able to join the wolves, whom she loves, and travels with them.
  • Alien Blood: Her blood is green and poisonous when ingested.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Her existence is pivotal to the story and is supposed to bring about the end of the world.
  • Artificial Human: She was created via alchemy from a lunar flower.
  • Blind Seer: The fact that she's blind isn't obvious, since her abilities pretty much make up for it.
  • Chained by Fashion: Has golden manacles and a neck chain from her time in the scientist's People Jar. Subverted in that they're so not chain-like that they look like a matching necklace and bracelets.
  • The Chick: The one that the pack protects at all times.
  • Cleavage Window: Diamond-shaped, like all the other slits on her outfit.
  • Declaration of Protection: A mutual one with the wolves.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Kiba's.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has dark red scleras, red irises and no pupils. Then again she is a genetically engineered flower-human hybrid and blind. Her eyes may indeed have been literally designed to look cool rather than function properly. All flower maidens seem to have these eyes, as her encounter with an old maiden attests to.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: One of Cheza's outfits is a red riding hood.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She adores wolves and they adore her. She seems to have an innate connection to plants as well.
  • Healing Hands: Can soothe the pain of wounds with her touch but apparently cannot completely heal them.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Kiba.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: A variant. She refers to herself as an "it", due to being an Artificial Human (Or, more commonly in the English version, as "This One"). Everyone else uses female pronouns for her.
  • I Will Wait for You: Before she dies, she tells Kiba she will be waiting for him in the next world.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last Flower Maiden alive.
  • Little Dead Riding Hood: Late in the story, she dons a red hooded cloak. Things start spiralling downwards from then on.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: She's an Artificial Human created from a lunar flower. The main characters need her to find and open paradise while the Big Bad needs her Healing Hands to revive his lover.
  • Marked Change: Displays her venous system under her skin when she's ailing or about to die.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a mystical flower with the form of a young girl and the key to opening paradise. Of course, the Big Bad needs her for his own purposes and the main characters constantly protect her so she can take them to paradise.
  • No Body Left Behind: Cheza doesn't just die - she disintegrates into flower seeds.
  • No Social Skills: She has grown up in a laboratory, spending most of her time semi-comatose in a glass vessel. As a result, she has little to no knowledge of the real world, less of how to interact with other people.
  • Oracular Urchin
  • People Jars: Cheza was in a jar being studied by Cher Degre before she got busted out by Darcia. In this case, she's not being imprisoned — just studied and kept alive. The second time she gets put in a jar, it follows the trope much more closely because 1) she's been forcibly taken, 2) her most zealous bodyguard Kiba has also been locked in a nearby jar and is having his blood drained out, and 3) Jaguara and her guests are drinking WOLF BLOOD in front of her, which may or may not be Kiba's.
  • Plant Person: While she looks like a human girl, she's still technically a flower. She can communicate with plants and becomes weak when deprived of water and sunlight. She also stretches her arms to the sky and spins like an achene seed when she falls from the sky or in a chasm. At the gates of Paradise, she "blooms" into an elongated, tree-like form before dissolving into thousands of spherical seeds which begin sprouting more lunar flowers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's at least 200 years old, but looks about 16 or so.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: An Artificial Human with short pink hair, pale skin and red eyes. She's weak-bodied, a Mystical Waif and is usually very calm and demure, although she does perk up quite a bit in the presence of wolves. Her outfit even resembles Rei's plugsuit.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: The sweet, low-key romantic subtype. For bonus points, the guy who created her has blue hair.
  • The Scream: Upon seeing or just sensing spilled wolf's blood nearby, she gives an unnervingly loud and high-pitched scream.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kiba, even though their "romance" status is sometimes questionable as Kiba and her seem to be more united by fate than by any feeling they may harbor for one another.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's obviously a very sweet girl, but she's also quite monotone and calm most of the time.
  • Third-Person Person: Sort of, she only refers to herself as "this one".
  • This Was His True Form: Upon dying, she changes to an elongated tree form with lignous extensions form arms and fingers, before eventually expoding into a thousand seeds.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Blue's Tomboy.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's a sweet girl who cares a lot about the wolves. Unfortunately, she dies from her wounds in the finale, to Kiba's sorrow.
  • Woman in White
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.

Blue Yaiden

Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)

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A melanic wolf-dog mutt with blue eyes.

At first, Blue travels along with her master Quent Yaiden, hunting wolves. But Blue finds out that she is actually half-wolf, and unwilling to hunt her own kind, Blue leaves Quent to join the wolves.

     Humans 

Cher Degre

Voiced by: Kaho Kouda (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

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A scientist involved in studying Cheza.

Hubb Lebowski

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP), Robert Buchholz (EN)

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A police detective and ex-husband of Cher Degré.

Quent Yaiden

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP), Tom Wyner (EN)

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A wolf hunter. He lives a life on the go with only his dog, Blue, to keep him company and aid him in his pursuit of wolves to kill.

The Commander

Voiced by: Kan Tokumaru (JP), Bob Papenbrook (EN)

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The leader of the recapture party who is in charge of getting Cheza back to the lab.
  • Agent Scully: He maintains that there are no such thing as wolves in contrast to Cher and even his own soldiers. He finally does believe in episode 21 after they save him.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Badass Mustache
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Orkham's passing, he becomes the commander of all the remaining troops.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He's the one who leads Orkham's soldiers against the wolves, while Orkham's back in his castle.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He leads his troops off to fight Jaguara's soldiers and is never seen again. Later on a few are drinking in a bar and remark to Quent that they mopped up the last of the resistance, implying that he was killed, but we never find out considering the ending it's likely he was killed one way or another.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only called The Commander or Retrieval Squad Commander.
  • A Father to His Men
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Quent looks pretty beaten up after he's interrogated.
  • Mauve Shirt: He appears the most out of all the soldiers and one off characters, he even made it onto the image on the main page.
  • Men of Sherwood: His soldiers while out numbered and out gunned make a pretty successful stand against Jaguara's army, blowing up airships and routing their soldiers from an occupied City.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He commands Lord Orkham's troops and, as befitting the trope, has a uniform that distinguishes himself from the others.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Especially when compared to Jaguara's soldiers. The Commander is rough, but willing to fight for his home. When the wolves save him he gladly points out Jaguara's keep, and has no real grudge against them.
  • The Remnant: He ends up leading the last groups of organized resistance against Lady Jaguara.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: On occasion.
  • Rousing Speech: When asked why he's still fighting in-spite of Orkham's death he gives one that puts the vigor back into his soldiers.
    "We're going to Freeze City... This may prove to be the one battle that determines our fate as men. That's why I'll fight, not for the glory of the nobles, but for the honor of protecting our very existence. We'll stand together and we'll fight to save what is ours!"

     Nobles 

Lady Jaguara

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)

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The leader of the mysterious Black City and part of one of the three feuding Noble Families.

Lord Darcia

Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (JP), Steve Blum (EN)

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The third generation of the Darcia family of Nobles. He seeks to use Cheza to somehow revive his lover Harmona.

Harmona

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Peggy O'Neal (EN)

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Darcia's love, who has been stricken with "Paradise sickness", in which her soul is "taken by Paradise", causing her to fall into a coma.

Lord Orkham

Voiced by: Ritsuo Sawa (JP), Mike Reynolds (EN)

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The leader of Freeze City, and of one of the three Leading Noble families of the House of Lords. He stole Cheza from the Darcia Family in order to perform experiments and awaken her so she could lead the way to Paradise.

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