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A list of the characters from the manga and anime Amatsuki by Shinobu Takayama.

This article is in the progress of being written due to there being Loads and Loads of Characters. Any contributions are more than welcome.

*Spoilers* up ahead!

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    Main Characters 

Tokidoki "Toki" Rikugou

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

Kon Shinonome

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

  • Badass Normal: Has no special powers, yet is the best hand-to-hand fighter so far.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Explicitly refers to himself as Toki's mentor early on in the manga, and the two sometimes behave in a brotherly fashion.
  • Breaking Speech: Also gets one from the mermaid demon claiming his heart is empty and his existence meaningless.
    • This is because the Kon she was talking to wasn't actually Kon at all, but his doppelgänger.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Probably would be one of the smartest characters in the series, if only he'd make a little more effort...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much every line he says is dripping with sarcasm.
  • Expository Hair Style Change: While he was in Amatsuki, his hair grew out and turned black, both to show the passage of time and to help him fit in.
  • Fake Memories: Teiten takes away the memories of his world and Toki and replaces them. It gets more complicated later on when he cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is fake.
  • First-Name Basis: After his memory loss he asks Toki to call him Kon rather than Shinonome, as in the Edo period only samurai had last names. Toki seems to struggle with this.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: By Feudal Japanese standards anyway.
  • Handicapped Badass: Manages to stop Tsuruume's spear thrust with one arm, and simultaneously ward off the Inugami with the other.
  • He Knows Too Much: After finding out the truth about Ginshu, he's knocked out to prevent him informing the others. This ends up costing his memories following the reset.
  • Japanese Delinquents: He's well known for skipping school and being violent. Even in Amatsuki, he's still viewed as a delinquent by the police.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kon is rude to everybody, starts fights, and practices both blackmail and arson, yet he does display genuine devotion to his friends, and Toki and Kuchiha enjoy his company despite the former calling him "no fun".
  • The Lancer and The Smart Guy
  • Men Can't Keep House: His apartment is so messy that Toki seems to feel an urge to set fire to it.
  • Missed the Call: Originally possessed the power of the Unwritten Page, however Teiten found out and wrote him into Heaven's Net before he could use it.
  • Mr. Exposition: Tends to do an awful lot of expositing, though it's justified because someone needs to explain what's going on to Toki. Lampshaded with 'Shinonome-sensei's Fun Corner!' where Kon randomly pops up during a fight scene to explain to the readers how a matchlock gun works.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Primary source of fanservice in the series. Heck, just look at the picture. He's practically doing a strip tease.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: His appearances in the modern world during later chapters suggest he may know more than he lets on about his and Toki's circumstances.
  • Oral Fixation: Always seems to have something in his mouth. In the real world he sucked lollipops, in Amatsuki he usually smokes a pipe. Other appearances have had him chewing on rice crackers, toothpicks, paintbrushes, computer wires, and Toki's eyepatch.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Or at least we think he is...
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Kon and Toki are the same age in the present day, however since Kon arrived in Amatsuki before Toki, he is now two years older.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Dons them occasionally on colour spreads.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni - cool, logical, serious when needed - to Toki's hyperactive red oni.
  • Scars Are Forever: His right arm is paralysed and badly scarred from when he was attacked by the Nue.
  • Slipknot Ponytail
  • Smoking Is Cool: In Amatsuki he's rarely seen without his pipe when relaxing.
  • Spirited Competitor: He deliberately and enthusiastically gets involved in fights whatever the reason. In fact this is mainly why he met Toki and wound up in Amatsuki in the first place.
  • Straight Man: When the situation gets serious, trust Kon to act the most mature out of his friends.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Kon's the tallest, darkest and manliest guy in the cast.
  • Team Chef: The only character who has any sort of cooking ability whatsoever. He also threatens to stop feeding Toki and Kuchiha if they annoy him.
  • Teen Genius: More recent chapters reveal he's actually some sort of genius hacker in the present day.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: After the reset the feeling in his arm is restored.
  • Trash Talk
  • Use Your Head: In Heihachi's introduction, Kon nearly knocks him out with a well timed headbutt.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Heihachi, whom he constantly beats up and exploits, and Kuchiha, whom he teases but shows concern for.


Voiced by: Romi Park

  • Action Girl
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Is treated with fear and loathing because of her status as the Dog God's host.
  • Badass Adorable: Yes, she's incredibly badass, but there are moments when she's so cute it's hard to bear (particularly when food is involved).
  • Badass in Distress
  • Bare Your Midriff: Seems kinda inappropriate considering how traditional all the other women are. No one points it out though.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Cutting off the Nue's face right before it eats Toki. She does it again saving him from the Yakou.
  • Big Eater: She's always hungry and never full. 90% of artwork has her eating something.
  • The Big Girl: Does more fighting than anybody.
  • Broken Bird: She's a bit more boisterous than most, but does have moments like this.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Toki and Kon.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Does this quite often, especially when Toki tries to help her.
    Kuchiha: "You are ten years too early to think of saving me!"
  • Dynamic Entry: Gets to do this a lot. First she saves Toki's ass from the Nue. Then she pulls a flying kick on Kon's head for sitting on Toki (note: manga only) and once again makes a flying kick to Kon's head because, well, he's being an idiot and picking fights. If it involves Toki in danger or Kon being stupid, assume that Kuchiha's about to come in.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Occasionally, though she won't outwardly admit she feels this way.
  • Important Haircut: Forced to cut off her ponytail after a demon got hold of it in a fight.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Her frustration at this is eventually what leads her to leave Toki and co.
  • Mark of the Beast: The fang marks on her chest. They even bleed.
  • Meaningful Name: Literally means "fading flowers". Her grandfather gave it to her hoping that she would be the last of her kind, as the Inugami slowly rots her soul...
  • Orphean Rescue
  • Parental Abandonment: An orphan from birth, raised for a short time by her grandfather.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Usually wraps it around her neck like a scarf to keep it out of the way.
  • Sarashi: Wears it to hide her demon mark. And keep her kimono shut.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: The Inugami sealed inside her, with whom she has a symbiotic-like relationship.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Tsundere: She argues with everyone, yet the moment Shamon-sama appears she turns into butter (though that doesn't stop her kicking him now and then).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kon, whom she abuses more than Toki, but does care about.



Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo

  • Bratty Half-Pint: He was even worse as a kid than he is now.
  • Break the Cutie: Blamed himself for Byakuroku's death (it was revenge for some miko shooting Tsuyukusa), nearly going insane with grief in the process.
  • Clothing Damage: During the incident at Nihonbashi.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Crash-Into Hello: Falls out of a tree and lands right on top of Heihachi.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: And he's finding it harder to move on than the others.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Defrosting Ice King: Particularly toward Toki, whom he hates at first but grows protective of later on.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Tsuyukusa won't hesitate to help plants or demons. Humans, however...
  • Grumpy Bear: Usually Played for Laughs when he reacts to everything with either extreme cynicism or by flying into a rage. He's improving.
  • Humanity Ensues: Prefers to stay in human form, which is more practical, but requires a special seal to stop him fading away.
  • Jerkass:
    Tsuyukusa (to Heihachi): "You're slow, stupid, oblivious, and you talk too much. You have no personal awareness. You'll probably end up dead at the side of a road somewhere. Want me to go on?"
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his slender body Tsuyukusa is unbelievably strong. Kuchiha was terrified just by the power of his presence.
  • Nature Spirit: Remember the kodama tree guardians from Princess Mononoke? Yeah, he's one of those.
  • Not Good with People: Not good with humans at least. Again, he's improving.
  • Odd Friendship: First Heihachi, then Toki, and then Beni.
  • Outdated Outfit: One of the few things Heihachi thought odd when they met was Tsuyukusa's ancient fashion sense.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the red oni to Bonten's blue - outspoken, passionate, hotheaded and violent, things which the more calm and collected Bonten berates him for and denounces as childish.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against the humans who cut down the old camphor tree.
  • Simple Staff: Shaped like a monk's khakkhara.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: After his tree is destroyed, he reverts to his juvenile form.
  • Traumatic Haircut: When they were young Bonten got annoyed by Tsuyukusa's long bushy hair, so he ripped a huge chunk of it off.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Behind his abrasive exterior he's very disturbed, full of hatred and fear, and vulnerable. It's hard not to sympathise with him. Even when he kills people.
  • Tsundere: Possibly the best example in the whole cast, despite being male. He's a complete jerk to Heihachi but saves him twice, and yells at Toki if he gets too close while blushing furiously.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Changes outfits much more regularly than anyone else does. Recently he's been employing Sleeves Are for Wimps a lot.
  • When He Smiles
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair. He's a tree, what do you expect?

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi

  • Battle Butler: He does more butler-type duties than fighting, but will protect Bon when necessary.
  • The Big Guy: The brawniest of the group, and the tallest member of the cast so far.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bonten doesn't appreciate Utsubushi at all (in fact he frequently attacks him), and his head seems to be a magnet for flying objects.
  • The Cassandra: He often tries to warn Bon and Tsuyukusa not to be too reckless. They never listen. And he's usually right.
  • Cool Mask: In that the mask is his actual face.
  • Identical Stranger: His human form looks like Hashita, which opens up all sorts of questions...
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He's nice to friend and foe alike, and unlike Tsuyukusa he's never seen deliberately harming anyone.
  • Taking the Bullet: Protecting Toki from the Yakou's mirrors. He survives, but changes appearance drastically.

Voiced by: Ken Narita


Voiced by: Rei Igarashi

The Yakou

  • Ambiguous Gender: While most people assume it's male, the Yakou's gender has never been revealed, if it has one at all.
  • Bandage Mummy: All exposed parts of its body are wrapped in bandages, including a Bandaged Face.
  • The Collector of the Strange: People, and demons, that catch his interest. Well, their dead bodies that is...
  • The Faceless: Covered by a cloth most of the time. When it does have a face... well, it's not pretty.
  • Femme Fatalons: Male version (maybe) - the Yakou has very long painted nails.
  • For Doom the Bell Tolls: Those who hear the Yakou's bell lose their minds and start killing each other.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Its proportions are roughly human, though it's very short. But whatever the Yakou may be it's certainly not human.
  • Man Behind the Man: Suspected to be influencing Teiten's actions, as his closest confidant and 'emissary'.
  • Manipulative Bastard: There's nothing it likes more than fucking with everyone's emotions For the Evulz.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe:
    Yakou: "Now tell me, boy. What is falsehood?... What is reality?... What is life?... What is death?... This I want to know."
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Wants to destroy Amatsuki by driving the demons mad and making them Kill All Humans.
  • People Puppets: Subverted. Horrifyingly. The Yakou 'collects' and uses the corpses of humans and demons alike, reanimating them for its own sick amusement.
  • Shape Shifter Guilt Trip: Uses the bodies of Kurotobi's former teachers to stop him, Ainezu and Kanzo attacking.

    Sakagami Shrine 

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

  • Bloody Murder: His/her blood is poisonous to demons, and ultimately caused Byakuroku's death.
  • Body Horror: The curse causes his/her skin to develop scales, which is apparently extremely painful.
  • Creepy Doll: The soul-puppet is pretty creepy with its odd, jerky movements and its high pitched voice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Oh dear, where do we start? Let's just say they based a whole volume on this...
  • Dead Person Conversation: Turns up a couple of times to give Toki advice and share some memories.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Was apparently male before taking his place as Ginshu. He certainly didn't look it though.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Destined to wither, die and be reborn again every day for the rest of eternity. No wonder they call it a curse.
  • High Priestess: Referred to as the Holy Princess. More of a figurehead for the shrine since the curse limits his/her powers.
  • Meaningful Name: Ginshu means "silver crimson", and is a fake version of the colour shinshu, or "true crimson". Ginshu is the fake holy priestess, chosen to protect the true priestess, Shinshu. Are we seeing the link here?
  • No Biological Sex: Technically, though Ginshu used to be male and is now referred to as female.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As it turns out, Ginshu was the one who put the whole plan into action. We only find out their reason during flashbacks.
  • Our Souls Are Different: What's with the butterflies?
  • Parental Abandonment: Orphaned at a young age, but was raised by a kind old woman.
  • Pronoun Trouble: In Japanese, it's possible to skirt around gender quite easily in conversation. In English, not so much.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Replacement Goldfish: The Ginshus. All 26 of them. Every time a Ginshu dies, they are quickly replaced with another to take care of Shinshu.
  • Screw Destiny: Believes strongly in this, and even tries to use Toki to change destiny.
  • Taking You with Me: Allowed Byakuroku to strike him/her in order to make sure he would ingest Ginshu's blood and die.
  • Unwanted Revival: Not only did Bonten bring him back and sentence him to a Fate Worse than Death, the Yakou stole his/her corpse and used it to manipulate Shinshu. Jeez, give them a break for once...
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: With a curse like that, who can blame them? Though they actually goes ahead and does something about it.

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka

Voiced by: Marina Inoue

  • Archer Archetype: Subverted. She's good at archery, but lets her feelings get in the way of her aim.
  • Beautiful All Along: Toki and Kon take notice when she dresses in a feminine kimono.
  • Break the Cutie: After the person she loves most is killed off and replaced by someone else, she's the only one who remembers the real Ginshu, and she is assumed crazy and thrown in jail, where she goes half mad worrying and fighting with her emotions.
  • Does Not Like Men: Possibly justified, as she's grown up surrounded mostly by women.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Because she's so strict and can't take a joke, virtually anything sets her off, although getting in her way or associating with demons seem to be prominent. And Kon. Everything about Kon.
  • Miko: Complete with traditional outfit and Paper Talismans.
  • The Power of Love: As Toki points out, it was her love for Ginshu that made her memories return after Ginshu was erased.
  • Tsundere: Tsuruume adores Ginshu, but berates them because she cares so much. The other boys (particularly Kon) frequently feel her rage, but she gets embarrassed when they compliment her.

    The Divination Bureau 

Tadajirou Sasaki
Voiced by: Toru Okawa

  • Affably Evil: He's very charismatic and polite to everyone, but it doesn't make him any less sinister.
  • Eyes Always Shut: And it's a bit disturbing when he opens them.
  • Eye Scream: They were gouged out to grant him the ability to see demons. By his own hand.
  • Government Conspiracy: The whole connection between the Shogunate and Sakagami Shrine.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tries to blackmail Tokidoki into working for him by keeping his friends hostage, and apparently got his power in the government the same way.
  • Pet the Dog: Offering to marry Benitobi after she is possessed by a demon mask and taken away by the bureau.
  • Stepford Smiler: It makes him even more intimidating to be honest.

Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii

  • Ambiguously Gay: Constantly hits on Toki, calling him cute and touching him a lot.
  • The Beastmaster: His job is to train demons from birth to do his bidding, all of which are animals.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Is touchingly devoted to Beni, as he entered the Divination Bureau for her sake and would die to protect her. However, the true extent of his feelings is unknown.
  • Bishounen: Certainly when he was younger. His current age is unknown so it's hard to say.
  • Flechette Storm: Sometimes uses kunai with explosive properties.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Especially when it comes to the local police force. It's a wonder he hasn't been arrested by now.
  • Hidden Eyes: When in uniform.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: For some reason his eyes are completely black.
  • Ninja
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: As a wealthy merchant's son, the police assume he's got too much time on his hands and spends it harassing them without consequence.

Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi




  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hizame's whole village died horribly after eating from the mermaid, leaving her as the only survivor.
  • Hidden Eyes: Whatever is underneath that blindfold should not be exposed...
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Even covers her mouth with her sleeve when doing so.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Eating mermaid sushi led to its soul fusing with hers, giving her remarkable healing powers and immortality.
  • Paper Master: Uses origami combined with magic for a variety of purposes.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Very long, red and shaggy, making her stand out despite her otherwise nondescript appearance.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Eight hundred actually, and still going strong.
  • Squishy Wizard: Despite having powerful magic abilities, she doesn't directly involve herself in fights due to a weak constitution.


Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima

Voiced by: Ryuzou Ishino

  • Beware the Silly Ones: He acts like an idiot most of the time but has a quick temper.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Bonten clearly finds it hard to stand Susutake. His nickname for him seems to be 'idiot'.
  • Face of a Thug: Deliberately uses it to his advantage when scaring people. Otherwise he's usually grinning. Evilly.
  • Friend in the Black Market: The reason Bonten goes to him is because he's familiar with the human underworld.
  • Friendly Sniper: A generally good-natured guy, and a crack shot with a rifle.
  • Guy Liner: Wears red eye makeup for some reason.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps
  • Sprouting Ears: Frequently gets drawn with dog ears and a tail in the manga, for no apparent reason.
  • Tattooed Crook: Due to having spent time in prison, he has distinctive tattoos on his arms. They almost get him caught several times, but he still refuses to cover them up, on the grounds that they make him look cool.


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