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Mankai Theatre Actors

    In General 
  • Big Brother Instinct: While some characters fit this trope more explicitly than others, everyone in the company is protective of each other, and many of the older members, such as Omi and Tsumugi, tend to look out for the younger schoolkids.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The 6th member of each troupe is introduced very early in between the end of Part 1 of the main story and the beginning of Part 2 through events. The earliest example to appear and officially join in Part 2 being Chikage, who is revealed to have been April, the person who sent a flower bouquet for the Winter troupe near the end of Part 1. Kumon, Juza's younger brother who was mentioned watching The Roman Episode on closing night, joins after him.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each troupe has its own representative color, which can be seen on the characters' nameplates in-game. In addition, each individual actor also has their own image color.
  • Family of Choice: In one way or another, Mankai Company and its staff becomes a second home to many of these actors.
  • First-Name Basis: Most of the members end up referring to each other by their given names, with some exceptions.
    • Sakyo, Tasuku, and Guy tend to use last names to refer to the other characters. Notable exceptions to this rule include Azami (whom Sakyo refers to as "Bon"), Tsumugi (whom Tasuku refers by first name), and Citron (whom Guy refers to as "Citronia").
    • Juza and Banri call each other by their last names.
    • Tsuzuru refers to everyone older than him by "[last name]-san".
    • Homare is referred to as "Arisu" by a number people who use first names for everyone else, such as Hisoka.
  • Flower Motif: Each actor has a different motif flower attributed to them, in reference to how Izumi is "helping them bloom". They're featured prominently on the initial "About to Bloom" SR cards, along with a few other full-group sets.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The leaders nicely match up with their given seasons (and in turn, also with the assigned god and element). Sakuya (Spring) is Sanguine, Tenma (Summer) is Choleric, Banri (Autumn) is Melancholic, and Tsumugi (Winter) is Phleghmatic.
  • Teens Are Short: Thoroughly averted. The teenagers of Mankai vary greatly in height, with some of them taller than the adults and some of them shorter. Notably, 14-year old Azami is taller than 30-year old Sakyo.
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Mankai Staff and Management

    Player/Izumi Tachibana 
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
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The player character. Her default first name is Izumi, though it can be changed. After receiving an invitation to Mankai Theater, she decides to go there to find out about the whereabouts of her father, who disappeared six years earlier. Under certain circumstances, she becomes the new director of Mankai Company in order to save it.
  • Almighty Janitor: She's got help from Matsukawa, and Sakyo runs the money side of the business, but she basically runs Mankai all by herself.
  • Animal Motifs: In the Mankai Animals event, she's a lion a.k.a "the king of animals." It ties into her role as the director of Mankai Company.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the company members who are still in school.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Determinator: No matter what situations come her way and even if the odds are against her favor, Izumi remains positive and always sees things through the end.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father disappeared eight years ago.
  • Drives Like Crazy: She may not be aware of it, but Izumi's a dangerous driver. Due to her speedy driving, the troupe only designates her as a driver if she's the last option.
  • Dude Magnet: Most, if not all, of the boys now under her wing take a liking to her eventually.
  • Female Gaze: A softer example. For a joseimuke filled to the brim with attractive characters, Izumi acts as a relatable source of commentary when she voices her appreciation for members of the cast (e.g. she thinks Azuma is sensual, she finds Sakyo's moles attractive). However Izumi never expresses romantic interest when she compliments the cast, and it seems to be derived from her objective eye as a director.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: Sakyo. She met a young, quiet Sakyo hanging around the theater, who secretly longed to be inside the rambunctious theater. Without hesitation, Izumi introduced him to the theater, which had an indelible impact on Sakyo's life. Izumi was only around for a short period of time, and later left, forgetting about their meeting. Izumi only remembers after Sakyo tells her about their first meeting. However, parts of her memories with him are revisited in many of Sakyo's card stories.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Izumi is her default name, but you can name her however you please.
  • In the Hood: We don't usually get to see what Izumi looks like in the game. However, her full appearance is readily available on the main website, and this design is also what the anime uses.
  • Large Ham: Claims that she is this when she acts, which is why she doesn't do it anymore. Other character's comments during her street performance enforce this.
  • Legacy Character: Her father, Yukio, was the former director of the Mankai Company. She invokes this when attempting to get Sakyo to back off on seizing the theatre.
  • Magnetic Heroine: How did she recruit the troupe members? She persuades a lot of them, and it works.
  • Mysterious Past: At some point in her past, she decided to never act again because someone at her former acting company told her that she had no talent for it. The game doesn't elaborate on it aside from an early flashback.
  • Nice Girl: She's a well-meaning and caring woman, but she also doesn't take anyone's crap.
  • One-Note Cook: Zig-zagged. The only thing she can cook really well is curry, and she'll let it know to just about everyone around. Her mind instinctively seems to turn any dish into a curry-based one, but she can cook other recipes. She just needs to follow recipes to a T, and her non-curry dishes are said to be tasty.
  • Reunion Vow: In the official AU 'Mankai Apartments', Sakyo's Frugal Real Estate Agent card, a young Izumi was deeply saddened at the fact that she would have to leave the Mankai Apartment where Sakyo lived. She promised to become the owner of the building, and Sakyo promised to become an actor that lived as a resident so that they could one day reunite.
  • Smurfette Principle: As Mankai is traditionally an all-men company, she is the only female there.
  • Supporting Protagonist: She may be the player character and has her on personal arc to work through, but she's still very much taking a backseat to her actors.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: In Act 1, Episode 2 of the main story, an old video tape the Summer troupe found of the first generation Summer Troupe has Yukio appear, with Yuki commenting that he looked just like Izumi.
  • Taught by Experience: Her time and knowledge gained from her previous acting company helps her with coaching and training the actors in the reborn Mankai Company.
  • Team Mom: Shares this with Omi when he joins. She checks up on the members' well-being, often acts as their pillar of support, and helps cook for the dorm.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She really loves curry. Yuki gives her the nickname "Curry Alien."
  • Vague Age: Although her age is rarely mentioned in the main story, this is averted. In Tasuku's R "Standing Rehearsal" backstage story, he mentions that he and Izumi are the same age, making Izumi somewhere around 24 years old in Act 1.
    • This is supported by the fact that Izumi refers to Citron (who is 22) and everyone else younger than him with the suffix of "-kun", but uses "-san" for Itaru (who is 23note ) and everyone else older than himnote .
  • You Remind Me of X: Chikage once mused in Episode 5 that Izumi reminds him of August, his fallen friend. Izumi is optimistic, kindhearted, and meddlesome. When eating with Chikage, she makes a retort nearly word-for-word that August once said to Chikage.

     Isuke Matsukawa 
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
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The manager of Mankai Theater. He sent a letter to the Tachibana family to request Yukio's help to save the theater, a letter answered by Izumi.
  • Butt-Monkey: He can never do anything right, to the point that when he does play violins very well in Tsumugi's [My Master's Mesmerized by Mystery] backstage, Tasuku immediately says that Matsukawa has set up a hidden speaker somewhere, and others are like, "So, there is something you can do well after all." Also often subjected to being the butt of jokes by Kamekichi, who is a bird.
  • Hidden Depths: His personal and the Le Fantôme de l'Opéra backstage stories revealed that his is a talented musician skilled with multiple instruments. In addition to his musical knowledge, he collects headphones and is a talented composer.
  • Lethal Chef: His food is incredibly awful, and everyone agrees that he shouldn't be allowed to cook.
  • Lovable Coward: Ducks in fear when the situation goes south and often times lack awareness of how dire the situation is, but his devotion to Mankai Theater is real.

     Kamekichi 
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A cockatoo. Mankai Theater's mascot.


  • The Casanova: Talks at length about other birds he's been on dates with.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Doesn't like the name he was given, as Kamekichi is a name typically given to turtles, not birds. However, for all his complaints, he responds to said name anyway.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Yes, Kamekichi is a pet, but his choice of words when he speaks are... foul, to put it lightly.
  • Team Pet: The pet and mascot of the theatre.

     Tetsuro Iwai 
Voiced by: Yuuji Kameyama
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A tall, quiet man who is in charge of creating props for and the sets for Mankai Company's productions.
  • Animal Lover: Especially small, fluffy ones like rabbits and hamsters. He often goes to the zoo too.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a nice guy, despite his imposing appearance.
  • Translator Buddy: Only people who have known Tetsuro for a long time can understand what his silence means. Matsukawa interprets for the rest of the cast most of the time, but Yuzo can also understand him.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much. So much that the one time he speaks is considered a miracle.
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     Ken Sakoda 
Voiced by: Shou Nogami
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Sakyo's energetic and cheerful underling who is very devoted to Sakyo. Due to his loyalty to Sakyo, he often helps out with the company's plays and is very familiar with the actors and staff.
  • Animal Motifs: He's often compared to a loyal dog that sticks to Sakoda's side, and is ready to defend him at the slightest sign of disrespect. He also possesses a friendly disposition by default.
  • Big Brother Worship: They're not related, but he is heavily devoted to Sakyo. Sakoda calls him "aniki" as a sign of respect amongst yakuza members.
  • Cool Big Bro: He gets along well with Azami, and looks out for him, being the person to suggest Azami to take sanctuary at the Mankai dormitory. Ken usually calms Azami down when he becomes frustrated by Sakyo, or his father. He's also the one that stands up for Azami and his dreams against Azami's father.
  • Last-Name Basis: Most of the characters refer to him by his surname instead of his given name.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: In Episode 7, it is not gone into specifics, but part of the reason why Sakoda adores Sakyo is that he was thrown into the streets with nowhere to go. Sakyo found Sakoda and offered him his current job.
  • Shipper on Deck: Sakoda knows that Sakyo cares for Izumi deeply, and is not above hinting that he would like to support the two of them as a couple. He even offers to beat up Chikage for Sakyo when he mistakes Chikage and Izumi as a couple in Episode 5.
  • Third-Person Person:
    Huff...huff...this is all you're gonna get out of Ken Sakoda...
  • Yakuza: Is an underling of one. As of the end of Episode 7, unbeknownst to Sakoda, he is implied to have become a candidate for the next head of Ginsenkai. The current head was thoroughly impressed with Sakoda's daring after standing up for Azami.

    Ensemble Members 
A group of people asked to work with the Mankai Theatre. They serve as extra actors for the troupes. They are:

Spring Troupe

Iku Sasakawa
Arata Seto
Eiji Sumida

Summer Troupe

Miki Asakura
Akito Taninaga
Takuya Suzuhara

Autumn Troupe

Ichiro Makita
Kengo Kitagami
Julian Yamashita

Winter Troupe

Yuichi Hasegawa
Tsubasa Yoshikawa
Keita Yano

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Both Iku and Miki cultivate this, as they are the youngest of the ensemble cast and have no problem using their cuteness to their advantages.
  • Advertised Extra: They frequently turn up in scouts, as N and R cards, and have their own character sprites and personalities, and even have backstage stories, but they (with the exception of Ichiro) never show up in the Main or Event Stories.
  • Ascended Extra: Ichiro Makita. He's the only character among the Ensemble Members to appear in the story, as he is a part of the same Yakuza as Sakyo.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Julian is the only member of the entire cast whose given name isn't Japanese.
  • Com Mons: A lot of their cards are N or R, so you'll see them often.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Hasegawa was picked with this in mind, with Izumi saying he'd be more suited for sexy and flaunting roles. His past as a model probably helps too.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being a yakuza member, and looking the part, Ichiro is one of the most pleasant side characters, frequently polite to Izumi and friendly to the Mankai actors.
  • Proud Beauty: Iku certainly knows he's got adorable looks, and he's alright with it.
  • Rule of Three: There are only ever three ensemble members at a time per troupe. Each of them has two backstage, but with the R backstage as two-parters, they end up with three.
  • Suddenly Voiced: The ensemble cast originally came without voice actors until August 29, 2018.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Tsubasa is very verbose when speaking.
  • The Tease: Winter Troupe's Yuichi Hasegawa is one of the few characters explicitly interested in Izumi, and never misses a chance to flirt with her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Iku and Arata have different shades of blue hair, and Yuichi's hair is green.

God Troupe

     Reni Kamikizaka 

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

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The president and director of the God Troupe, one of the most profitable theaters in Veludo Way. He is a man that has a mysterious connection with Yukio Tachibana which has influenced his current hatred of the Mankai Company.


  • Archnemesis: To Mankai Company, especially in the later half of Part 1 of the main story. Reni is especially antagonistic towards Izumi, as he had a great grudge on her Disappeared Dad and wants Mankai Company and the Tachibanas out of the picture at all costs because of it.
  • Break the Cutie: He loves doing it. Taichi and Tsumugi had it the worst from him.
  • Character Development: As a director, he once viewed actors as dolls meant to perform each and every role to his liking and specific standards much like a tyrannical god. He once believed that there are only actors born with and without talents, or "flowers" that are worth blooming. After Act 3, he grows to become more personable with his actors and is open to their interpretations of their roles. He also learns to understand what Yukio meant that everyone has their own "flower" worth blooming.
  • Childhood Friends: With Syu.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Izumi stated that she cannot overlook the pain that Reni inflicted upon the Mankai Company, especially Tsumugi and Taichi, but she wants to help Reni atone for his past actions. And the best way to do that is to work directly with him rather than push him away.
  • Has a Type: Not romantically, but as a director he recruits a specific type of actor to become a main star. According to Yuzo in Episode 10 Chapter 4 Tasuku and Shifuto have a similar aura that blends confidence, daring, sensitivity, while being somewhat dense. Shifuto feels that Reni sees someone else in him, and that someone is heavily implied to be Yukio.
  • Image Song: "Towa no Teatro".
  • Manipulative Bastard: He sent Taichi as The Mole to sabotage Mankai Company's performance. He even considered Taichi as an expendable pawn and threatened him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Reni is a nickname given by Yukio. His real name is Reiji. However, everyone always calls him Reni.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his vitriol against Mankai company, he does give actual, genuine advice to Guy when he asked for a way to improve his acting during the "Die By The Sword" event. He also showed up to watch the show after given a ticket by Guy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He has considerably warmed up to Mankai company by Act 3. He starts to formally take steps to atone for his actions, and agrees to help Izumi and the Mankai Company work their way towards a nomination for the Fleur Awards.

     Haruto Asuka 

Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Japanese), Dallas Reid (English)

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The top actor of the God Troupe. A proud and haughty actor that deeply admires Reni, and looks down upon the Mankai Company. In spite of his caustic nature, he may not be as bad as a person as he appears to be...


  • Animal Theme Naming: His name contains the kanji for 'to fly', 'to soar', and just straight-up 'bird'.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him by his real name. Just don't.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": His real name is Genta Yamada, which he really hates, he uses a stage name as an actor because of it. It reminds him of his humble, rural origins where he was bullied for being poor.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Tag Match Halloween '18, He was livid, to put it lightly, when he saw a participating actor who was defeated by Mankai Company earlier, steal the team's candy without a fight as revenge for his loss. He proceeded to berate said actor, slipping into a country like accent as he did so. For all his condescending interactions with Mankai company and his desperation to keep his position in God Troupe right at that moment, he'd rather win his fight with his rivals in a fair fight rather than foul play. And also to thank Yuki in his own way for fixing his costume early in the event story.
  • Flaw Exploitation: His pride. When Shifuto needed a temp to fill in with him on a shift, he exploited Haruto's pride to rope him into working.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Adores Reni and loves the God Troupe's style of theater. He does not take anyone that insults Reni lightly. He is grateful to Reni for changing his life; through acting he was able to become part of "beautiful" world that he always yearned for since he first saw an opera play on TV as a child. His admiration deepens as Reni starts to change his style of directing and starts to place an effort on valuing each actor as an individual.
  • Image Song: "Nitou Joutou".
  • Jerkass: His first comment about Romeo and Julius's street act is to call it a shoddy story and is condescending to Mankai Company actors in general.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With the tension disappearing between the God Troupe and Mankai Company, Haruto firmly becomes this. He has a harsh way of speaking and is unafraid to speak his mind, but he loses his malicious edge.
  • Kansai Regional Dialect: Slips out when he's angry. It is meant to characterize Haruto as someone who is originally a country bumpkin. In addition, Haruto puts on an elegant facade and admires the opulence of the God Troupe, but in actuality, is a rough-talking and simple person.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: With Tsumugi and Taichi, the two Mankai Company members that are connected with the God Troupe and Tasuku. In the past, he felt personally slighted at the fact that Tasuku was not only a natural at acting, but that he was hard-working as well. Haruto felt a rift of difference between the man he considered was born and equipped with all the necessary traits of a great actor, and himself, someone who started from nothing to achieve a semblance of what a "real" actor is like. In the present, he still considers Tasuku his main rival which is reciprocated by the latter.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted. Haruto is sweet to his fans, but he's a harsh person with a sharp-tongue.
  • Sore Loser: Can be seen in the few events that he appears in where he loses against Mankai company.
  • Talented, but Trained: His prickly nature may give off the impression that Haruto is a conceited genius, but he's serious about acting and trains hard to hone his talent. Haruto started at the very bottom of the trainees for the God Troupe because of his strong accent and his lack of training, but worked hard to become one of the top-billed actors for the troupe.
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Past Mankai

    Kasumi Hinamori 
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa
Kasumi (past) 
Leader of the past Mankai Spring Troupe. He is currently the editor-in-chief for a magazine, SPOTLIGHT, and a father to a set of triplet daughters.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yuzo.
  • Crosscast Role: He performed as Juliet in the past Mankai's Romeo and Juliet.
  • Gender-Blender Name: He thinks that his name is like the heroine of a shoujo manga. Sadly, it is part of why people like to make fun of him.
  • The Klutz: Very clumsy. He ends up quitting the basketball club because of it.
  • The Mourning After: After Kasumi left the Mankai Company, his wife became the reason why he persevered in an unfamiliar and difficult work environment. When Kasumi's wife died from an illness, he was emotionally shattered and struggled with suicidal thoughts. Even now, Kasumi views her as his only love.
  • One Degree of Separation: In the past, he has edited a magazine that starred some of the current Mankai Company actors.

     Yuzo Kashima 
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki
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A former member of the first generation's Spring Troupe. After the original generation's disbandment, he becomes an actor at a different company and a teacher at a theater school. He is an associate of the current Mankai Company, and is known for his harsh, but reliable critique.
  • Brutal Honesty: He doesn't mince words when he criticized the actors he's coaching.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kasumi.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's not called "Demon Coach" for nothing, after all.
  • Secret-Keeper: He is the only person that Yukio maintained contact with out of their old associates. And, he is the only one privy to the reason why Yukio left.

    Hiro Hyuga 
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
Hiro (past) 
Leader of the past Mankai Summer Troupe. He is a veteran actor with experience in television and films. He is still currently active as an actor, albeit not on stage, and is a father to a son.
  • Alliterative Name: Hiro Hyuga.
  • And Then What?: In the past, he wanted to achieve his childhood dream of acting as a hero on television. After achieving his dream, he realized he did not know what to do next. In swoops Yukio whom offered him a place in the Mankai Company, and later becoming Hiro's real hero.
  • Doting Parent: When talking about his family, he refers himself in third-person as "papa." And one of his goals in life is to become an admirable role model for his son.
  • One Degree of Separation: He has acted in a television drama with Tenma before.
  • Punny Name: Seeing as his father was a fan of hero shows, it was not a coincidence that Hiro would end up with a name like his.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Zen.

    Zen Kuryu 
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
Zen (past) 
Leader of the past Mankai Autumn Troupe. He is the owner of a dinner theater called "Gentiana."
  • But Not Too Foreign: Has a Japanese father and a Russian mother.
  • Former Delinquent: Used to fight for the sake of his friends, until he realized that the friendship was one-sided. He later cleaned up his act to become a part-time dancer, and met Yukio in a bar he had a show at.
  • One Degree of Separation: He once sheltered a bruised and battered Nachi from the rain. Nachi would become fond of Gentiana and formed an amiable relationship with Zen. Nachi also wanted to act in Zen's theater as an actor, and Zen offered him an interview but nothing could happen due to Nachi's unfortunate passing.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He knows martial arts and knows his way around a fight but also studied ballet and worked part-time as a dancer. Currently, he is a restaurateur, and is known to be an accomplished chef.

    Syu Otomiya 
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
Syu (past) 
Leader of the past Mankai Winter Troupe. He grew up with a family that specializes in Taishu engeki. He is currently the leader of another theater troupe.
  • Bishōnen: He grows up looking more like his mother and ends up with feminine roles because of it, much to his frustration. When he was younger, he wanted to perform masculine roles, but his beautiful face led to typecasting into feminine roles.
  • Childhood Friends: With Reni.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Downplayed. He's a beautiful man, but he can be vindictive, competitive, and sharp-tongued.

Friends and Family of the Mankai Company

    Yukio Tachibana 
The previous director of Mankai company and Izumi's father. His disappearance drove the start of the plot.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Izumi is older than most examples, being around fifteen when her father left, but he still left with no explanation. Due to the lack of communication, Izumi had resigned herself to believe that her father might have been dead. Turns out in Episode 10 Chapter 8 of the Main Story Yuzo revealed that Yukio was blacklisted from the entire theater industry by the Fleur Awards in Japan. He is alive, but working overseas. The circumstances that lead him to a vow of secrecy involved Madoka and Misumi's father, Kusumi, and their grandfather, Hakkaku. Kusumi was accused of plagiarizing his scripts, but Hakkaku begged Yukio not to make the scandal public. But the case leaked and the Fleur Award trustees wanted to blacklist the Mankai Company. Yukio compromised that he would shoulder the responsibility and forbid himself from any involvement regarding the Mankai Company. In return, the Fleur Awards would be open to nominating the Mankai Company.
  • Determinator: How did he get Hakkaku, a famous playwright, to write for him and Reni? By yelling his name in front of his house and absolutely refusing to back down even when Hakkaku already rejected him.
  • Famed in Story: Even in his disappearance, Yukio is well known throughout the theater community.
  • Foil: To his own daughter! Both are talented theater directors and kind-hearted people that excel at making others' talent blossom. The main difference is that Yukio was a talented actor, but his daughter is less so.
  • The Ghost: He has yet to be seen in person.
  • Giver of Lame Names: It has to be said since he named the Team Pet cockatoo Kamekichi (a name that would more likely be given to pet turtles).
  • The Klutz: As said by Reni in his diary, Yukio stood out, not in a good way. He would trip on nothing and scatter things across the floor.
  • Like a God to Me: How Reni views him when it comes to acting. Yukio has incredible acting skills, but refuses to stand on stage and prefers helping other actors to "bloom" on stage in their own way.
  • Men Can't Keep House: According to Izumi, it's part of his unbelievably clumsy nature. In her words, he cannot work any household appliances, and judging by the antics relayed to us by her, he could potentially cause a household fire if he tried to.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His disappearance served as the catalyst and motivations for many characters. To wit, his disappearance drove the whole first part of the main story.

     Minagi Brothers 
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From left to right: Tadoru, Meguru, Kaoru, Suberu, Noboru, Tooru, Ataru, Takeru, and Yuzuru. A larger version of this image can be viewed here
Tsuzuru's nine brothers, he has two older brothers and seven younger ones. From oldest to youngest they are: Tadoru, Meguru, Kaoru, Noboru, Suberu, Tooru, Ataru, Takeru, and Yuzuru. Tadoru is a world-traveler that works as an art curator and Meguru is a professional soccer player that plays DF. The rest of his siblings are presumed to be students.
  • Always Identical Twins: Noboru and Suberu. It may not be stated outright, but the two have the same face.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Both Tadoru and Meguru felt guilty festooning their responsibilities as older brothers to Tsuzuru, but they still care and look out for him in their own way. Meguru gave up the chance to play FW in university so he can go professional as soon as possible to earn money for Tsuzuru's college funds.
  • Childish Older Sibling: Downplayed. Tadoru is the oldest and gives Tsuzuru headaches because of his overly laid-back personality. He also tends to do things without consideration of his surroundings.
  • Family Theme Naming: In general, the siblings share the similar ending pattern of "-ru." Tadoru, Meguru, Tsuzuru, Noboru, Suberu, Tooru, Ataru, and Takeru are also all verbs. Only Kaoru and Yuzuru are nouns.
  • Happily Married: Meguru becomes married to his partner in Tsuzuru's [On This Joyous Day] card and judging by his willingness to share his troubles and goals with her in Run around the field., the two enjoy a loving marriage.
  • Hidden Depths: Tadoru is a world-traveler versed in various cultures and proficient in many languages. He is also not above bribing others when it comes to getting what he wants, at least in terms of getting art that would relate to his job. Itaru and Tadoru both lampshade that he's more than a free-spirited artist.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Noboru has blunt bangs in comparison to Suberu who has bangs that fan to the right.
  • Ill Boy: It's never fully explained, but Kaoru was born with a weak constitution that makes it difficult for him to play sports.
  • Lovable Jock: Meguru. He admits that he's a classic jock who's not good with academics and art, but he's a nice guy who cares for his family and treats his fans well.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: According to Run around the field., their mother wanted to have enough children to form their own soccer team. She was close with 10!
  • Motive Decay: Meguru wanted to become a FW, settled for being a DF in the hopes of funding Tsuzuru's college education. After suffering a minor lapse in motivation when he was not picked to be the representative DF for Japan, he thinks about becoming a coach before remembering his goal as he watched the play Run around the field. He vows to become a FW once again and aims for the national team.
  • Shipper on Deck: Kaoru in Tsuzuru's [MANKAI Birthday] states that he would like Izumi to marry Tsuzuru and become part of the Minagi family.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Any time Tsuzuru meets his siblings, there's a high likelihood a character will comment how strongly Tsuzuru and his siblings resemble each other. Not helped by the fact that everyone shares the same hair and eye color, the exception being Tadoru and Tsuzuru that dyed their hair, but even those two dyed their hair in the same shade.

    Kaya Mizuno 
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Tsuzuru's childhood friend, the son of the CEO of MIZUNO Enterprises. He is a fan of the Mankai Company, and often provides opportunities for the Mankai Company through his connections.

  • Childhood Friends: With Tsuzuru.
  • Interclass Friendship: He was Childhood Friends with Tsuzuru, who came from a poor family. They got along very well despite that, but Mizuno's parents later learn about it and break off their friendship.
  • Running Gag: Mizuno has internalized the shame he felt for ruining Tsuzuru's dream of being actor, and tends to go to extreme lengths to avoid meeting him. Even after he makes up with Tsuzuru, the only contact he will allow himself to directly make is to send Tsuzuru letters. Run around the field. has Mizno don a mask, but it's the first time that Mizuno has physically met Tsuzuru since high school.
  • Uncle Pennybags: He is very rich and also Mankai's benefactor.

     Usui Misaki 
Masumi's father and the head chief of U.S Enterprise, a Film-distribution company located at Amerika.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Misaki brought a child to the court just because said child injured Masumi, even thought Masumi himself and his teacher think that the kid just being silly. Even if that was done intentionally, what Misaki did still too much. The kid and teacher were forced to move school after that.
    • It's also later revealed that he personally disowned his own mother due to the fact that Masumi's grandmother rejected his financial aid and later forbade Masumi from approaching her.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: Due to his constant neglect of Masumi (even most of the time when Masumi called his phone, the assistant answered it instead), Misaki really didn't have any idea about his son's life, thinking that Masumi was still the same obedient son who will listen to him.
  • Heel Realization: In Act 2 Episode 1, Misaki finally realized just how much he neglected Masumi all these years and regretted it.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed, but still harsh. When Masumi asked him to come to Parents Day several times, what's his final answer? "Listen to your parents. That's the only thing we ask for you. Keep it in mind that Masumi at that time was still an elementary school child. That's not something that you should say to your kid.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:Downplayed. Maybe Misaki didn't notice it, but the court case explained above broke Masumi's social life in school. The teachers and studends treat Masumi as a sore spot, treating him like a glass.
  • Workaholic: Very much, and so is his ex-wife. This became their main reason of their neglect with Masumi for years.
    Tangerine 
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One of Citron's little brothers, and the youngest among the royal siblings. He is a gentle and kind young man who is close to Citron. He becomes the heir apparent of Zafra after Citron is demoted.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He is the youngest child and the nicest of the siblings. Citron can be strict but loving towards him. He is doted upon by the Spring Troupe, including Masumi, when he arrives in Japan during the Harugaoka Quartet event.
  • Big Brother Worship: Tangerine admires Citron a lot and see him as a Cool Big Bro, often looking for Citron's advice. He even learned Japanese from Citron, mondegreens and all.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Tangerine was raised as the youngest prince with little prospect of becoming a king. After Citron was demoted to a cultural arts minister, he had to learn quickly how to deal with the public and court's expectations through constant comparisons with Citron while simultaneously taking on the responsibility of being the heir apparent. While the burden is heavy, Tangerine is supported and reassured of his leadership qualities by Citron, Mika, and his father.
  • Walking Spoiler: He appears in Episode 8 and is involved with Citron's past.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Navel and Orange are disqualified from the throne after their attempt to kidnap and dethrone Citron is revealed by Tangerine. The King of Zafra is impressed by Tangerine's leadership qualities in evacuating the citizens during a theater fire planned by Orange's henchman and his sense of justice. After the King realized the love Citron held for the Mankai Company, he deferred the crown to Tangerine.
    Mika 
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Tangerine's retainer and Guy's subordinate.
    August 

A man with a connection to Hisoka and Chikage's shared past.

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  • Easy Amnesia: August researched a method to erase memories of the past, and produced the drug that would later erase Hisoka's memory temporarily.
  • Friendship Trinket: He was the one that came up with the idea of wearing matching rings with Hisoka and Chikage.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He saved Hisoka's life and gave him a new one at the cost of his own.
  • Last Request: His last words and last request to Hisoka was simple: Live.
  • Lethal Chef: Downplayed. He was known to burn meals, but they were still edible.
  • Nice Guy: Described as one by both Chikage and Hisoka.
  • Posthumous Character: He's been dead before the start of A3.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite a minor role he had, his death had been the greatest motivation for Chikage and Hisoka.
  • Sweet Tooth: Shares this trait with Hisoka.
  • Tragic Dream: August wanted to leave the organization and live his life normally with Chikage and Hisoka. That was the motivation behind his memory research and the production of the memory-altering drug.
  • Walking Spoiler: He is heavily involved with Chikage and Hisoka's shared backstory.
     Madoka Ikaruga 
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Misumi's younger brother, formally introduced in the Captain Sky's Pirates event. In contrast to his freewheeling and cheerful older brother, Madoka is a serious and studious young man. Episode 9 revealed that Madoka is a ghostwriter for his father, the main scriptwriter for the God Troupe.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It was not out of malice that Madoka did not attend Misumi's first play. He just has strong sense of filial duty, and obeyed his father's decision to not attend. When the director and Muku clearly stated that they needed Hakkaku's treasure chest for Misumi's sake, Madoka lightly admonished them for not telling him sooner, and gave them the treasure chest.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible one to Misumi's foolish one.
  • Parental Favoritism: Misumi considers Madoka to be the favorite of both parents.
  • Tsundere: According to Misumi, Madoka is one that is heavier on tsun.

     Shifuto Arakawa 
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Azami’s best (and it’s implied, only) friend from childhood, one of the only ones not deterred by Azami being the heir of Ginsenkai. He's a laidback and cheerful young man who aspires to be an actor. He is later revealed to be a trainee of the God Troupe and is personally chosen by Reni to become the top actor of the God Troupe in Act 3.


     Fuyuki Takato 
Tasuku's older brother, introduced in the Die by the Sword event. He works as a policeman and is popular among his peers.
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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Older Brother: He dotes on his younger brother and he enjoys bringing up stories from Tasuku's past as much as Tsumugi's does. For example, the stoic Tasuku once clung to his older brother and wanted to be a hero like in sentai television.
  • Big Brother Worship: Inverted. He admires Tasuku very much and collects all the DVDs featuring Tasuku playing the lead role.
  • Nice Guy: Kind, gentle, and cheerful.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Whereas Tasuku is stoic and emotionally clumsy, Fuyuki is cheerful and friendly.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like Tasuku, albeit slimmer.
     Miyako Arisugawa 
Homare's grandmother, appeared in a flashback in the My Master's Mesmerized by Mystery event and as a person in the present in the Dazzling Rose Mansion event. Her name was revealed in the Luminous Circus event, in the gift for her husband. She is a published haiku poet.
  • Generation Xerox: Her husband gave her a pocket watch that said, "For you, with your mechanical heart." She would later give it to her grandson, who is just as mechanical as she is.
    • In Luminous Circus, she kept holding onto the painting she and her husband made even if it was already badly damaged, similar to how her grandson kept holding onto the pocket watch even if it already stopped working.
    • Homare is also a poet like her, although Homare prefers free verse whereas she prefers haiku. They have similar drawing skills too.
  • Ice Queen: Cold, mechanical, and rarely smiles.
  • Poor Communication Kills: A good chunk of Homare's grief in My Master's Mesmerized by Mystery came from the misunderstanding between them. When Homare said that there was no point in keeping the pocket watch because it was broken, she instead gave it to Homare and told him that he was just like the watch. Homare thought his grandma meant that he was broken and unneeded like the pocket watch, but by the end of the event story, they found out that she actually meant that Homare was just as precious as the pocket watch was to her.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Sure, she is cold and often finds her husband meddlesome and the young Homare even avoided playing with her because she was always cranky, but she does love them. Even if they trouble her, she lets them do as they please in the end.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The pocket watch she received from her husband, which she would later give to Homare, and the painting she made with him. Even if they were broken, she still kept them.
  • When She Smiles: Her husband and grandson always try to make her smile and are very pleased when she does.
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