The large and assorted cast of characters of the Yosh! webmanga.
Main Cha-er Good G-um...People Living in Shiden's Complex
Phillip "Phil" BrownThe comic's Main Character. Seemingly the only "normal" character of the cast, Phil soon finds himself the keystone of the battle to determine the world's fate...or something.He and Kate started dating in 2007. He recently proposed to her, which she accepted.
Kate SummersA Type-A (Animalistic) Chimera and Phil's roommate. Was thrown out of her house when the Weirding happened, and was shuffled around between schools and foster homes until she finished high school. Working at anime conventions was the only job she felt secure with, and she soon meets and moves in with Phil. Following the events in Japan, she and Phil officially become a couple and, after moving to Shiden's apartment complex in Yorktown, VA, begins working at the Java Journal as a waitress. Frequently serves as the voice of reason in absence of Nami (and sometimes in the presence of Nami), and can be considered the other most "normal" person (Chimera-ism notwithstanding).Despite her misgivings, she was able to patch things up with her father. She and Phil are currently engaged.Tropes associated with Kate:
Axel, a.k.a. "Darklord"A longtime friend of Phil and Kate's, Axel possesses an impressive array of dark, demonic, and shadow-based magics, as well as that constant air of badass around him. While he looks human, he is actually an M-type (Magic) Chimera, which gave him access to dark powers as well as the ability to see and partially control demons. During the Weirding, his mind also became home to a Demon Lord, which the Demoness kept busy by trapping it in a maze. Later get his demon exorcised and full access to his powers, but doesn't take kindly to his friends fraternizing with the Magi.Tropes associated with Axel:
PenpenA two-foot-tall, talking penguin with a Jello fetish that lives as Phil's "pet". Seems to have it out for Phil, attempting to kill him several times and having a scarily impressive knowledge of explosives and weapons. Of course, that's a ruse, and "Penpen" is really one of the demons who aided the Null in the previous war against the Magi, as well as one of the three Demon Princes. His attempts to "kill" Phil were really just part of a plan to get Phil's Null abilities to render him near-immune to physical trauma as well. "Penpen" is just a pet name because his nickname is too scary and he won't reveal his True Name for practical reasons, and he can shapeshift into two humanoid forms as well as a giant dragon.After defeating his cousin in a "sporting" match and defeating his other cousin to save Hue, Penpen is now the rightful King of Demons.Tropes associated with Penpen:
TomAnother longtime friend of Phil's, Tom is American-born, but received formal ninja training in Japan, but was sent back after the Magi of Power attacked his team during a training mission. Forms a relationship with Robot Girl Miyo, and lives in Shiden's apartment complex in Yorktown.
ShidenA friendly enemy of Phil's, who builds Miyo, Toyoko, and Nami as part of an elaborate scheme to visit some sort of vengeance upon Phil early on in the comic. Character Development soon has him making lots and lots of money off of his inventions and focusing more on them rather than antagonizing Phil, enough so to build an entire compound where most of the main characters eventually take up residence.
Shisou KobayashiA ninja rival and associate of Tom's. Believes that Tom attacked his clan and stole something that they were guarding, since Tom was the only non-Japanese ninja in the area, and the attacker was apparently not Japanese as well. He followed Tom back to the states and used Miyo as a tool to draw Tom out, but got laid out for his trouble once Miyo was safe. Became a friend of the group after learning the truth.
Naoko KobayashiShisou's fiancee (later wife) and a Shinto priestess. The level of her ability is so high that the Five refer to her as the "Saint" Magi. She is also an M-Type Chimera, which is responsible for magnifying her powers, but not supplying them.
MiyoThe first Robot Girl introduced in the comic, and the first to be built by Shiden. He built her to get rid of Phil due to the latter's interest in the Chobits anime (which Shiden felt Phil had no right to like or something), but seeing Tom causes her mind to overload and reboot, mentally turning her into a normal sixteen-year-old girl, and she falls in love with the ninja.She and Tom aided in the construction of Shiden's complex, and moved in when it was finished.
NamiAnother Shiden-built robot girl, with a dry and sarcastic personality. Introduced along with Toyoko shortly after Miyo befriended Tom.
ToyokoThe third of the original robot girls. Unlike Nami, she has a deep, undying admiration for Shiden (which later becomes actual love) and is willing to ignore almost all of his silliness as a result.
RiekoA shy, somewhat quiet robot girl. She was not built by Shiden, but by Cain, as a vessel for his younger sister's soul, as she was killed during the Weirding due to her Type-A Chimera transformation.
LienAnother one of Shiden's robot girls, built to serve primarily as his (and later, Phil and friends') bodyguard.
Jenna "Blue" CarellAnother Type-A Chimera that Phil and Kate meet at a convention. She quickly makes fast friends with them, and later moves into Shiden's complex in the room next to theirs. She also works as the Java Journal's manager.
DemonessAxel's familiar, who met him on the night of the Weirding when he became a Chimera.
The Magi and their Associates
JosephusThe first Magus of Fire. Tries to recruit Kate into his group of Chimeras, but fails, and gets murdered by Axel's Demon for his trouble. The Twins bring him back to life shortly afterwards, though. Somehow, Cain manages to keep him locked up for a while to research him, but once Axel cuts Joe off from his power, Cain strangles him to death.
"Power"The unnamed Magus of Power. A Japanese woman. Killed by Shisou in Japan.
EmiThe second Magus of Power. Succeeds the deceased first Magus of Power, her cousin. Also Japanese.
Messilia "Lia" VenelliMagus of Water, and Hue's good friend. From Italy.
HueLia's longtime friend, and Magus of Earth. American-born.
SerenaThe second Magus of Fire, who received the power when Josephus died. Lives in South America.
"Life" and "Death"Also called "the Twins". They are the only ones of the Five that actively recall the memories of their predecessors, and are the currently only ones that are actually evil.
CainThe resident mad scientist of the group. Rieko's older brother.
Mr. SummersKate's father.
Nikki SohmaA news reporter on chimera issues.
CortexA government agent that severely distrusts all magi and wants to make sure that they're not a threat to regular humans by any means necessary.
Cortex's TeamA group of hand picked people that work with Cortex.
"That Demon-Prince Guy"Axel's teacher in the demon arts. Also Penpen's cousin, one of the Demon Princes.