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

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
  • Badass
  • Bishounen
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's hot-tempered and extremely volatile.
  • The Hero
  • The Hero Dies: In the series finale, he dies as paradise begins to be created from Cheza's seeds.
  • Honor Before Reason
  • Icy Blue Eyes: In contrast to the other wolves' human forms with Eyes of Gold, Kiba's human form has piercing light-blue eyes.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Cheza, and briefly with Mew the caracal.
  • 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 not useless.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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


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

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.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Though not brothers, Tsume develops a close bond and protectiveness over Toboe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mercy Kill: He kills Hige after he's badly wounded by Darcia in the finale and asks Tsume to end him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Owns a very devoted female fandom.
  • Mystical White Hair: His human form has white hair.
  • 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
  • Stripperific: Rare Male Example. His outfit consists of a shredded vest, and skin tight low rise leather pants.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • Warrior Poet
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • X Marks the Hero: Has X shaped scar across his chest.


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

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.


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

A Red Wolf who was raised by an old woman. Toboe is considered the pup or the runt by the others, but after he desperately fights a huge walrus during the journey to rescue Cheza from Jaguara, the other wolves change their mind about him.


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

The Flower Maiden. Cheza is an Artificial Human created via alchemy from a Lunar Flower. 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
  • 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
  • Cleavage Window
  • Declaration of Protection: To 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.
  • 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.
  • Healing Hands
  • 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.
  • MacGuffin Girl: She's actually a lunar flower.
  • Marked Change
  • 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. 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.
  • 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".
  • 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)

A blue wolf-dog. 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.


Cher Degre

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

A scientist involved in studying Cheza.

Hubb Lebowski

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

A police detective and ex-husband of Cher Degré.

Quent Yaiden

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

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)

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!"


Lady Jaguara

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

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)

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


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

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)

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.