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* FishOutOfWater: He has to flee the palace under the protection of [[Action Girl Balsa]] because his father is trying to kill him in the belief that he is possessed by the legendary water demon who once brought a terrible drought. Going from a life of luxury to being on the run is a bit of a harsh transition for him, though he adapts well later on.

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* FishOutOfWater: He has to flee the palace under the protection of [[Action Girl [[ActionGirl Balsa]] because his father is trying to kill him in the belief that he is possessed by the legendary water demon who once brought a terrible drought. Going from a life of luxury to being on the run is a bit of a harsh transition for him, though he adapts well later on.


* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: He plans to overthrow the Mountain King and gain free access to ''luisha'' apparently for the poor people of Kanbal. In reality, he's nothing but a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who cares more about achieving eternal glory for himself than the lives of his people.

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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: He plans to overthrow the Mountain King and gain free access to ''luisha'' against tradition apparently for the poor people of Kanbal. In reality, he's nothing but a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who cares more about achieving eternal glory for himself than the lives of his people.


%%[[folder:Yuguro]]
%%!!!'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Daisuke Ryū (radio)
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Darkness''
%%One of the King's Spears and Jiguro's deceptive younger brother.
%%[[/folder]]

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%%[[folder:Yuguro]]
%%!!!'''Voiced
[[folder:Yuguro]]
!!!'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Daisuke Ryū (radio)
%%!!!'''Debut:''' !!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Darkness''
%%One One of the King's Spears and Jiguro's deceptive treacherous younger brother.
%%[[/folder]]
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* EmptyShell: He loses his mind after [[spoiler:the Giving Ceremony]].
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: He plans to overthrow the Mountain King and gain free access to ''luisha'' apparently for the poor people of Kanbal. In reality, he's nothing but a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who cares more about achieving eternal glory for himself than the lives of his people.
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!!Balsa Yonsa
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Jun Karasawa (radio), Tamaki Oka (radio, young), Mabuki Andō (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/CindyRobinson (anime)

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!!Balsa Yonsa
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Jun Karasawa (radio), Tamaki Oka (radio, young), Mabuki Andō (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/CindyRobinson (anime)



!!Chagum
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Shōtarō Ōkubo (radio), Naoto Adachi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/MonaMarshall (anime)

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!!Chagum
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Shōtarō Ōkubo (radio), Naoto Adachi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/MonaMarshall (anime)



!!Tanda
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Kenzō (radio), Creator/KoujiTsujitani (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/PeterDoyle

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!!Tanda
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Kenzō (radio), Creator/KoujiTsujitani (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/PeterDoyle



!!Torogai
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Misako Watanabe (radio), Ako Mayama (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/BarbaraGoodson (anime)

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!!Torogai
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Misako Watanabe (radio), Ako Mayama (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/BarbaraGoodson (anime)



!!The Second Queen
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Tomoko Saitō (radio), Creator/EmiShinohara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/TaraPlatt (anime)

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!!The Second Queen
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Tomoko Saitō (radio), Creator/EmiShinohara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/TaraPlatt (anime)



%%!!Torugaru
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio)

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%%!!Torugaru
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio)



!!Shuga
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yūsei Oda (radio), Creator/HirofumiNojima (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Steve Cannon (anime)

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!!Shuga
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Yūsei Oda (radio), Creator/HirofumiNojima (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Steve Cannon (anime)



%%!!Kainan Nanai
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sakō (radio)

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%%!!Kainan Nanai
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Yoshi Sakō (radio)



!!Toya and Saya
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Sota Murakami (Toya, radio), Creator/MayumiAsano (Toya, anime), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya, anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (Toya, anime), Erika Lenhart (Saya, anime)

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!!Toya and Saya
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Sota Murakami (Toya, radio), Creator/MayumiAsano (Toya, anime), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya, anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (Toya, anime), Erika Lenhart (Saya, anime)



%%!!Naguru



!!Rogsam



!!Jiguro
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sakō (radio), Rintarō Nishi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/KyleHebert (anime)

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!!Jiguro
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Yoshi Sakō (radio), Rintarō Nishi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/KyleHebert (anime)



%%!!Yuguro
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Daisuke Ryū (radio)

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%%!!Yuguro
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Daisuke Ryū (radio)



%%One of the King's Spears and Jiguro's younger brother.

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%%One of the King's Spears and Jiguro's deceptive younger brother.



!!Karuna
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio), Creator/KeijiFujiwara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/PatrickSeitz (anime)

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!!Karuna
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio), Creator/KeijiFujiwara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' in English by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz (anime)



%%!!Yuka
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Michiko Godai (radio)

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%%!!Yuka
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Michiko Godai (radio)



%%!!Laloog
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/GoroNaya (radio)

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%%!!Laloog
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Creator/GoroNaya (radio)



%%!!Toto
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Kazuo Kumakura (radio)

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%%!!Toto
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' in Japanese by:''' Kazuo Kumakura (radio)


!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Jun Karawasa (radio), Tamaki Oka (radio, young), Mabuki Andou (anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Jun Karawasa Karasawa (radio), Tamaki Oka (radio, young), Mabuki Andou Andō (anime)



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Tomoko Saito (radio), Emi Shinohara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Tara Platt (anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Tomoko Saito Saitō (radio), Emi Shinohara Creator/EmiShinohara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Tara Platt Creator/TaraPlatt (anime)



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yūsei Oda (radio), Hirofumi Nojima (anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yūsei Oda (radio), Hirofumi Nojima Creator/HirofumiNojima (anime)



%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako (radio)

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%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako Sakō (radio)



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Sota Murakami (Toya, radio), Mayumi Asano (Toya, anime), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya, anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Sota Murakami (Toya, radio), Mayumi Asano Creator/MayumiAsano (Toya, anime), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya, anime)



!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Seishiro Kato (Toya), Riana Saijima (Saya)

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!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Seishiro Seishirō Kato (Toya), Riana Saijima (Saya)



!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Shido Nakamura

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!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Shido NakamuraShidō Nakamura II



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako (radio), Rintarou Nishi (anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako Sakō (radio), Rintarou Rintarō Nishi (anime)



!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Koji Kikkawa

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!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Koji Kōji Kikkawa



%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Daisuke Ryu (radio)

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%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Daisuke Ryu Ryū (radio)



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio), Keiji Fujiwara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Patrick Seitz (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Yusuke Kamiji

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio), Keiji Fujiwara Creator/KeijiFujiwara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Patrick Seitz Creator/PatrickSeitz (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Yusuke Yūsuke Kamiji



%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Goro Naya (radio)

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%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Goro Naya Creator/GoroNaya (radio)


!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Jun Karawasa, Tamaki Oka (child) (radio); Mabuki Andou (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/CindyRobinson (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Haruka Ayase, Kaya Kiyohara (girl), Naho Yokomizo (very young)

The main protagonist of the ''Moribito'' series.

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Jun Karawasa, Karawasa (radio), Tamaki Oka (child) (radio); (radio, young), Mabuki Andou (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/CindyRobinson (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Haruka Ayase, Kaya Kiyohara (girl), (young), Naho Yokomizo (very young)

(young)
!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
The main protagonist of the ''Moribito'' series.



* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was five, leaving her in her father's care.



* NervesOfSteel: Many examples, but the most prominent one is when she [[spoiler:almost single-handedly, really quickly and without hesitation amputates Tanda's hand to save his life.]]

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* NervesOfSteel: Many examples, but the most prominent one is when she She [[spoiler:almost single-handedly, really quickly and without hesitation amputates Tanda's hand to save his life.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: She lost her mother to illness at five and her father to Prince Rogsam's plot at six.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When she was a teenager, her primary motivation was [[spoiler:desire for revenge and hate directed at King Rogsam for making her childhood living nightmare. She ''really'' wanted to kill him, but he died before she could do it.]]
* SheKnowsTooMuch: For example during her travel back to Kanbal in ''Guardian of Darkness'' [[spoiler: Jiguro's brother Yuguro tries to have her killed because she knows the truth about his past, which he ''really'' doesn't want to be revealed...]]
* SlaveLiberation: She spends all of the Queen's gold to liberate the slaves owned by the Blue Hand. This frees them and creates diversion from the manhunt.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When she was a teenager, her primary motivation was [[spoiler:desire for revenge and hate directed at King Prince Rogsam for making her childhood living nightmare. She ''really'' wanted to kill him, but he died before she could do it.]]
* SheKnowsTooMuch: For example during her travel back to Kanbal in In ''Guardian of Darkness'' [[spoiler: Jiguro's brother Yuguro the Darkness'', [[spoiler:Yuguro tries to have her killed because she knows the truth about his past, which past where he ''really'' doesn't want to be revealed...supposedly killed Jiguro and retrieved the rings of the King's Spears.]]
* SlaveLiberation: She In the anime, she spends all of the Second Queen's gold to liberate the slaves owned by the Blue Hand. This frees them and creates diversion from the manhunt.



** In the live-action adaptation, she is portrayed by Haruka Ayase as an adult, by Kaya Kiyohara as a girl, and by Naho Yokomizo as a very young child.
* TomboyishPonytail: She wears her hair in a high ponytail.

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** In the live-action adaptation, she is portrayed by Haruka Ayase as an adult, adult and by Kaya Kiyohara as a girl, and by Naho Yokomizo as a very young child.
* %%* TomboyishPonytail: She wears her hair in a high ponytail.



* WorthyOpponent: The Emperor's royal guard chasing her and the prince see her as this.

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* %%* WorthyOpponent: The Emperor's Mikado's royal guard chasing her and the prince see her as this.



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Shōtarō Ōkubo (radio); Naoto Adachi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/MonaMarshall (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Kai Kobayashi (season 1), Mizuki Itagaki (season 2-3)

The second prince of New Yogo Empire. He is being protected by Balsa.

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Shōtarō Ōkubo (radio); (radio), Naoto Adachi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/MonaMarshall (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Kai Kobayashi (season 1), (''Guardian of the Spirit''), Mizuki Itagaki (season 2-3)

(''The Anguish of the Destroyers'' and ''Balsa's Fate'')
!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
The second prince of New Yogo Empire. He is being Yogo, protected by Balsa.Balsa at the request of the Second Queen.



* DemonicPossession: What everyone thinks originally, that he's possessed by a Water Demon that will cause a drought when it comes out, which is why he's being hunted. By the second-half, it cleared up.
* DistressedDude: For the most part of the ''Traveler of the Blue Road'', [[spoiler:Chagum is one. After being kidnapped by Talsh spy, he is taken to the Southern Continent by a pirate ship.]]
* ElementalEyeColours: Prince Chagum [[spoiler:carries the egg of a benevolent water spirit]]. In the anime, he also has a noble, innocent personality typical of blue eyes.
* FakingTheDead: In ''Traveler of the Blue Road'', [[spoiler:wanting to escape from the grasp of a Talsh Prince, Chagum fakes his own suicide. Later, he travels to Lota and Kanbal to forge an alliance between two kingdoms in order to stop Talsh from invading the rest of the Northern Continent.]]

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* DemonicPossession: What everyone thinks originally, Subverted. The Mikado wants Chagum dead in the belief that he's possessed by a Water Demon that the water demon possessing the boy will cause a drought when it comes out, which is why he's being hunted. By drought. In reality, Chagum carries the second-half, it cleared up.
egg of Nyunga Ro Im, a benevolent water spirit cherished by the native Yakoo people.
* DistressedDude: For the most part of the In ''Traveler of the Blue Indigo Road'', [[spoiler:Chagum is one. After being kidnapped by Talsh spy, he is taken [[spoiler:a pirate ship takes him to the Southern Continent by after a pirate ship.Talsh spy kidnaps him.]]
* ElementalEyeColours: Prince Chagum He [[spoiler:carries the egg of Nyunga Ro Im, a benevolent water spirit]]. In the anime, he also has a noble, innocent personality typical of blue eyes.
* FakingTheDead: In ''Traveler of the Blue Indigo Road'', [[spoiler:wanting [[spoiler:Chagum fakes his own suicide to escape from the grasp of a Talsh Prince, Chagum fakes his own suicide. prince. Later, he travels to Lota and Kanbal to forge an alliance between the two kingdoms in order to stop Talsh from invading the rest of the Northern Continent.]]



* FishOutOfWater: He has to flee the palace under the protection of [[Action Girl Balsa]] because his father is trying to kill him out of belief that he is possessed by the legendary water demon who once brought a terrible drought. Going from a life of luxury to being on the run is a bit of a harsh transition for him, though he adapts well later on.

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* FishOutOfWater: He has to flee the palace under the protection of [[Action Girl Balsa]] because his father is trying to kill him out of in the belief that he is possessed by the legendary water demon who once brought a terrible drought. Going from a life of luxury to being on the run is a bit of a harsh transition for him, though he adapts well later on.



* MisterSeahorse: The Water Spirit Egg is inside of his stomach and waiting to hatch. [[spoiler:However, doing so will have the Egg Eater chase and kill him.]]

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* MisterSeahorse: The Water Spirit Egg egg of Nyunga Ro Im is inside of his stomach and waiting to hatch. [[spoiler:However, doing so will have the Egg Eater has Rarunga chase and trying to kill him.]]



* NonActionGuy: He's a prince with no combat training who serves as the LivingMacGuffin in ''Literature/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit''. Balsa does give him a little training while he's in her care, though.

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* NonActionGuy: He's a prince with no combat training who serves as the LivingMacGuffin in ''Literature/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit''.''Guardian of the Spirit''. Balsa does give him a little training while he's in her care, though.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Later in the novels, [[spoiler:Chagum embarks on a dangerous journey alone to stop the Talsh Empire of the Southern Continent form invading New Yogo, Kanbal and Lota.]]
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:As the Guardian of the Water Spirit, Chagum will be pursued by the Egg Eater, which seeks to devour the Water Spirit within him as it hatches by tearing him apart. Everyone seeks to avoid this fate. They succeed.]]

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Later in the novels, [[spoiler:Chagum embarks on a dangerous journey alone to stop the Talsh Empire of the Southern Continent form from invading New Yogo, Kanbal and Lota.]]
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:As the Guardian of the Water Spirit, Chagum will be pursued by the Egg Eater, which seeks to devour the Water Spirit egg of Nyunga Ron Im within him as it hatches by tearing him apart. Everyone seeks to avoid this fate. They succeed.]]



* SpareToTheThrone: He is the Emperor's second son, and Spare to the Throne. Unlike most examples, he did apparently receive schooling because his older brother, Sagum, suffers from a SoapOperaDisease, and becomes the heir apparent after his brother succumbs to it halfway through the series. In either case, he is remarkably calm (although clearly not-too-pleased) about it.

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* SpareToTheThrone: He is the Emperor's Mikado's second son, and Spare to the Throne. Unlike most examples, he did apparently receive schooling because his older brother, Sagum, suffers from a SoapOperaDisease, and becomes the heir apparent after his brother succumbs to it halfway through the series. In either case, he is remarkably calm (although clearly not-too-pleased) about it.



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Kenzō (radio); Creator/KoujiTsujitani (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/PeterDoyle

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Kenzō (radio); (radio), Creator/KoujiTsujitani (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/PeterDoyle




A man who knows Balsa and is awaiting her return.

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\n!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
A man magic weaver who knows Balsa and is awaiting her return.



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Misako Watanabe (radio); Ako Mayama (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/BarbaraGoodson (anime)

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Misako Watanabe (radio); (radio), Ako Mayama (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/BarbaraGoodson (anime)




A Yakoo magic-weaver who learns of the egg within Chagum and is familiar with Balsa and Tanda.

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\n!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
A Yakoo magic-weaver magic weaver who learns of the egg within Chagum and is familiar with Balsa and Tanda.



* TruthSeeker: She seeks out the truth of the water demon within the second prince and the Great Drought.



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Tomoko Saito (radio), Emi Shinohara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Tara Platt (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Fumino Kimura
!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''



%%The founder and first mikado of the New Yogo Empire.

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%%The founder and first mikado %%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio)
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian
of the Spirit''
%%The first Mikado of
New Yogo Empire.Yogo.



!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Yūsei Oda (radio); Hirofumi Nojima (anime)
%%!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):'''

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!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Yūsei Oda (radio); (radio), Hirofumi Nojima (anime)
%%!!!'''Voiced !!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Steve Cannon (anime)



!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's the only star-reader who suggests working with the Yakoo and is doing his best to help everyone come out alive.
* TruthSeeker: He's the one who suggests seeking out and working with the magic-weavers to find out the mysteries of the Water Demon and keeps up the search for a solution.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's the only star-reader Star Reader who suggests working with the Yakoo and is doing his best to help everyone come out alive.
* TruthSeeker: He's the one who suggests seeking out and working with the magic-weavers to find out the mysteries of the Water Demon and keeps up the search for a solution.
alive.



%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako (radio)
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''



[[folder:Toya & Saya]]
!!Toya & Saya
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Mayumi Asano (Toya), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya) (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (Toya), Erika Lenhart (Saya) (anime)

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[[folder:Toya & and Saya]]
!!Toya & and Saya
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Sota Murakami (Toya, radio), Mayumi Asano (Toya), (Toya, anime), Creator/RyoHirohashi (Saya) (anime)
(Saya, anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (Toya), (Toya, anime), Erika Lenhart (Saya) (anime)(Saya, anime)




A pair of orphans that are friends with Balsa and Tanda, they assist the pair occasionally.

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\n!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
A pair of orphans that are friends with Balsa and Tanda, they assist the pair occasionally.Tanda.



* ArrangedMarriage: Toya mentions that Saya is so impressive that she's getting marriage proposals. [[spoiler:PlayedForDrama when one of the families actually pressures Saya into agreeing to a marriage, leading to the AstralProjection incident. It's called off afterwards.]]
* AstralProjection: Saya, after drinking a wine that was steeped in a flower that sent her soul to the SpiritWorld. She's stuck outside of her body until Tanda retrieves her.

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* ArrangedMarriage: In the anime, Toya mentions that Saya is so impressive that she's getting marriage proposals. [[spoiler:PlayedForDrama when one of the families actually pressures Saya into agreeing to a marriage, leading to the AstralProjection incident. It's called off afterwards.]]
* AstralProjection: Saya, after drinking In the anime, Saya drinks a wine that was steeped in a flower that sent sends her soul to the SpiritWorld.Nayugu. She's stuck outside of her body until Tanda retrieves her.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Toya can't do anything if Saya isn't around for him. [[spoiler:Likewise, she has a crush on him and being arranged into a marriage to someone else leaves her unable to return her soul to her body.]]
* MadeASlave: [[AvertedTrope Narrowly averted]]. In the past some slavers tried to take Saya to do this, but Balsa saved them.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: In the anime, Toya can't do anything if Saya isn't around for him. [[spoiler:Likewise, she has a crush on him and being arranged into a marriage to someone else leaves her unable to return her soul to her body.]]
* MadeASlave: [[AvertedTrope Narrowly averted]]. In the past some some, slavers tried to take Saya to do this, but Balsa saved them.



%%The king of Kanbal and older brother of Rogsam.

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%%!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Masaya Kikawada
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''
%%The king of Kanbal and older brother of before Rogsam.



!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Shido Nakamura
!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''



* CainAndAbel: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. He blackmailed Karuna into poisoning his brother, Naguru, for the throne of Kanbal.

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* CainAndAbel: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Downplayed. He blackmailed ordered Karuna into poisoning to poison his brother, Naguru, for the throne of Kanbal.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: He's been already dead by the time the novel series begins. In the first season of the live-action series, however, he's still alive.



!!!King's Spears
[[folder:Jiguro Musa]]
!!Jiguro Musa
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' Rintarou Nishi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' Creator/KyleHebert (anime)

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!!!King's Spears
[[folder:Jiguro Musa]]
!!Jiguro Musa
!!!Musa Clan
[[folder:Jiguro]]
!!Jiguro
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese dub):''' (Japanese):''' Yoshi Sako (radio), Rintarou Nishi (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English dub):''' (English):''' Creator/KyleHebert (anime)



!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Spirit''



%%[[folder:Yuguro Musa]]
%%!!Yuguro Musa
%%The younger brother of Jiguro.

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%%[[folder:Yuguro Musa]]
%%!!Yuguro Musa
%%The
%%[[folder:Yuguro]]
%%!!Yuguro
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Daisuke Ryu (radio)
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Darkness''
%%One of the King's Spears and Jiguro's
younger brother of Jiguro.brother.



!!!Others
[[folder:Karuna Yonsa]]
!!Karuna Yonsa
The late father of Balsa and older brother of Yuka.

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!!!Others
[[folder:Karuna Yonsa]]
!!Karuna Yonsa
The late father
!!!Yonsa Clan
[[folder:Karuna]]
!!Karuna
!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Akihiko Ishizumi (radio), Keiji Fujiwara (anime)
!!!'''Voiced by (English):''' Patrick Seitz (anime)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Yusuke Kamiji
!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian
of Balsa and older brother of Yuka.the Spirit''
Balsa's father.



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%%[[folder:Yuka]]
%%!!Yuka
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Michiko Godai (radio)
%%!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Mari Hanafusa
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Darkness''
%%Balsa's paternal aunt and a doctor.
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%%[[/folder]]
%%
%%[[folder:Laloog]]
%%!!Laloog
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Goro Naya (radio)
%%!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Tetsuya Takeda
%%!!!'''Debut:''' ''Guardian of the Darkness''
%%[[/folder]]
%%
%%!!Herder People
%%[[folder:Toto]]
%%!!Toto
%%!!!'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Kazuo Kumakura (radio)
%%!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Yoshikazu Mera
%%[[/folder]]

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* FakingTheDead: In ''Traveler of the Blue Road'', [[spoiler:wanting to escape from the grasp of a Talsh Prince, Chagum fakes his own suicide. Later, he travels to Lota and Kanbal to forge an alliance between two kingdoms in order to stop Talsh from invading the rest of the Northern Continent.]]


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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Later in the novels, [[spoiler:Chagum embarks on a dangerous journey alone to stop the Talsh Empire of the Southern Continent form invading New Yogo, Kanbal and Lota.]]


* BloodKnight: Not so apparent in the anime, but in the novels, it is stated that Balsa is painfully aware that her love for fighting and guilt are two of the reasons she probably will [[InHarmsWay never change]] [[ChallengeSeeker her current life style]]. Even more apparent in ''The Wanderer'' about her early teenage days.

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* BloodKnight: Not so apparent in the anime, but in In the novels, it is stated that Balsa is painfully aware that her love for fighting and guilt are two of the reasons she probably will [[InHarmsWay never change]] [[ChallengeSeeker her current life style]]. Even lifestyle]]. It's even more apparent in ''The Wanderer'' ''Wanderers'' about her early teenage days.


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the anime, receives some serious injuries during the series, but none of them leave visible scars. We can assume she ''must'' have a nasty one on her stomach, but her clothes are rather modest and only show her arms and face, which remain untarnished.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the anime, she receives some serious injuries during the series, but none of them leave visible scars. We can assume she ''must'' have a nasty one on her stomach, but her clothes are rather modest and only show her arms and face, which remain untarnished.


%%!!Torugaru



A star-seer in service to the royal family. He seeks the truth about the Water Demon and Prince.

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A star-seer star reader in service to the royal family. He seeks the truth about the Water Demon and Prince.


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%%!!Kainan Nanai


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%%!!Naguru


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!!Rogsam


* BadassAndChildDuo: With Chagum and later with [[spoiler:Asla]]. As a Child with Jiguro during her childhood.

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* %%* BadassAndChildDuo: With Chagum and later with [[spoiler:Asla]]. As a Child with Jiguro during her childhood.


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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the anime, receives some serious injuries during the series, but none of them leave visible scars. We can assume she ''must'' have a nasty one on her stomach, but her clothes are rather modest and only show her arms and face, which remain untarnished.


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* GuileHero: As above, she puts her intelligence to good use when outnumbered.

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* GuileHero: As above, she She puts her intelligence to good use when outnumbered.


* GenuisBruiser: She is highly intelligent as well as [[ActionGirl a capable warrior]].

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* GenuisBruiser: GeniusBruiser: She is highly intelligent as well as [[ActionGirl a capable warrior]].warrior]].
* GuileHero: As above, she puts her intelligence to good use when outnumbered.

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* DistressedDude: For the most part of the ''Traveler of the Blue Road'', [[spoiler:Chagum is one. After being kidnapped by Talsh spy, he is taken to the Southern Continent by a pirate ship.]]
* ElementalEyeColours: Prince Chagum [[spoiler:carries the egg of a benevolent water spirit]]. In the anime, he also has a noble, innocent personality typical of blue eyes.

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