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    Ichiko Sakura 
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Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English)

The unofficial "princess" of Taion High School, Ichiko is a Mary Sue in the making: beautiful, strong, athletic, smart, popular with boys, and blessed with a great rack. She's also quite spoiled rotten inside, and her perpetually good fortune is revealed to be the result of unconsciously sucking out that of others. Beneath that rotten core, however, is a kind soul still hurting from the many years of parental neglect.


  • Academic Athlete: Thanks to her fortune energy, Ichiko is excellent at both studies and sports.
  • Adorkable: After she starts growing out of her selfish ways, the clumsy way in which she tries to bond with her new friends like Ranmaru are very cute.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She becomes this through her Character Development. Ichiko wants to make sure everyone gets a happy ending, even the Big Bad Ikari.
  • Badass in Distress: In the Tanpopo arc, Ichiko is defeated by Tanpopo and allows herself to be captured because Tanpopo will kill her friends if she doesn't. Momiji and the rest of her friends go to save Ichiko since the Fortune Gods want to erase Ichiko's existence because of her excessively good luck. Near the end of the arc, Ichiko receives a much-needed scolding from Momiji for acting helpless while her friends are putting themselves in danger for her and Ichiko frees herself from the Shock Collar to take on Tanpopo.
  • Battle Couple: In the Final Battle against Ikari, Ichiko and Keita fight together and repeatedly express their feelings for each other to boost their willpower with the Misfortune God Item they're using.
  • Berserk Button: She really can't stand parents that mistreat and/or neglect their children, just like her own.
  • Big Breast Pride: She likes to boast about her huge rack, especially because her Sitcom Archnemesis has a bad case of A-Cup Angst.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Deconstructed. She's sweet and polite to her classmates, but utterly callous, self-absorbed, rude, mean-spirited, selfish and condescending to most people who know her better. And she's well aware that she's keeping a sweet facade, now under threat from Momiji's bullying. Beneath all that, however...
  • Boring, but Practical: During her fight with Ranmaru, Ichiko wins through combination of her good luck and putting Ranmaru in an armbar until she surrendered.
  • Born Lucky: She's so incredibly lucky that it actually curses the people around her because she absorbs their luck. Taking out even tiny amounts of the energy that fuels her luck can be used to heal others and cause similarly miraculous occurrences.
  • Break the Cutie: As if Kurumi's betrayal isn't enough, Ikari decides to turn everyone in Ichiko's hometown against her just when she has finally gained some trustworthy companions.
  • Broken Ace: Rich, beautiful, popular with boys, ridiculously lucky, intelligent and doesn't need to work hard. There is basically nothing she does not have. Except any friends, family, peers, and the ability to take care of her own homestead. This has resulted in intense anti-social behavior and a self-destructive It's All About Me complex.
  • Broken Bird: Beneath that callous, bitchy facade lies a sad little girl suffering from Parental Neglect, loneliness, and continually haunted by a horrible childhood betrayal.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Her fortune energy is taken away by Momiji during Tama's introduction arc. Another instance occurs at the start of Ikari arc. Both cases don't last long. At the end of the series, she decides to give up all her fortune powers for good.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Her father first shows his face to her after years to ask her to move to America with him and make up for the time they couldn't spend together before. Ichiko snaps, tries to attack him with a giant hammer and yells at him for essentially abandoning her since childhood and then appear out of nowhere to ask her to move to another continent without any consideration for her feelings.
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: Momiji is constantly driving Ichiko nuts with her attempts to steal her good luck. When Momiji turns into a human Nice Girl and doesn't seek to fight her anymore, Ichiko gets bored and realizes Momiji's antics make her life more fun. When Momiji has to leave forever at the end of the manga, Ichiko is forced to admit how much she will miss Momiji and breaks down crying as they bid farewell to each other.
  • Catchphrase: English-dubbed Ichiko seems to have a habit of shouting "GET OUTTA MAH HOUSE!" to Momiji.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Sakura is her family name and her level of good luck is abnormally high. Her personality initially doesn't fit the archetype as she's a self-centered Rich Bitch, but she improves a lot through Character Development.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets very upset whenever other girls get close to Keita, although Ichiko herself can't tell why.
  • Close-Call Haircut: A portion of her hair gets cut off when dodging the needle of Momiji's syringe.
  • Contralto of Danger: When Ichiko gets angry, her behavior and voice becomes more befitting of a middle-aged gangster than a young girl.
  • Cry Cute: So heart-achingly cute it's hard to believe those tears come from a callous, selfish school princess.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Kurumi's betrayal drove the once sweet, cuddly kid into the Bitch in Sheep's Clothing she has become when the series started. Once other characters helped her transcend her personal demons, her innate kindness rises again.
  • D-Cup Distress: Even though Ichiko is usually happy about her impressive breast size, at one point in the manga they grow so big that the buttons of her shirt pop up and hit Keita right in the pressure points of his face, instantly knocking him out. Ichiko gets so upset about this that she asks Momiji for a breast reduction surgery.
  • Daddy's Girl: The dearest person to Ichiko is her surrogate father Suwano since he was the only person who always looked after her since infancy. Her relationship with her biological father is very troubled because Ichiko resents his neglect, even if he regrets it.
  • Distressed Damsel: After being captured by Tanpopo she sits around being rescued over and over by the cast until Momiji shows up and calls her out for not doing anything while other people are trying to save her.
  • Doom Magnet: Until she seals the ability by using an item, she would drain the fortune from her surroundings, causing destruction and despair for people around her, moreso the closer she was to them.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: She kisses an unconscious Keita to gain enough confidence before the final fight with Ikari.
  • Dude Magnet: Every guy at her school is crazy about her.
  • Embarrassing Damp Sheets: Ichiko feels utterly humiliated when she wets the bed at Keita's house, even if she was de-aged into a little kid at the time.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Chichiko", which can be translated into "Titty-ko" and keep the same meaning.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first chapter has her looking and acting angelic while ugly girls in the background talk badly about her while she's secretly in range to hear them. Her face is shadowed, looking depressed... and then she bursts out laughing and gloating about how awesome she is.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She gets a shorter hairstyle towards the end of the series, showing her Character Development into a nicer and more upbeat girl.
  • Fanservice Pack: Her bust size is B96 at the start of the series and they keep growing. According to Ranmaru and the character profile, they're nearly B100 when the manga is ending.
  • Faustian Rebellion: Her incredible Fortune energy was given to her by Ikari as part of a plan to make Kanna into a god. Towards the end of the manga, Ichiko uses her power to fight against Ikari and stop his Evil Plan.
  • Final First Hug: In the final chapter, Momiji appears before Ichiko for one last time to give her a proper goodbye. Ichiko pretends to fight her like usual... before crumbling into mess of tears and letting her real feelings out (which Momiji was waiting for). Ichiko started bawling into Momiji's arms and telling her how sorry she was for the way she acted when they first met and that she was so grateful Momiji had mended her broken heart even though she felt unworthy of her help. This is the first and only time Ichiko openly expresses how much Momiji means to her before the latter leaves her life forever.
  • First Girl Wins: The first to interact with Keita after he's introduced, the one he falls for and eventually the one Keita confesses his love to.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry blossom.
  • Freudian Excuse: A Bitch in Sheep's Clothing posed as her friend only to steal her crush away. Ichiko decided to not let something like that happen to her again by becoming a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing herself.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends before high school due to the jealousy of her peers. One girl got close to her in late elementary school, but she was just a False Friend who pretended to like her for her own gain. Ranmaru is the first person to become Ichiko's true friend.
  • Friendship Moment: Early in the series, she kicks Momiji out of her closet when the latter moves in uninvited, so she goes and sleeps under a bridge. Many chapters later when they're Vitriolic Best Buds, she feels bad and invites her back.
  • Fusion Dance: With Momiji in chapter 27 to keep Yamabuki from extracting her own fortune. It basically cancels out both of their powers to zero, after which they split the power they have with Yamabuki equally, putting them on the same level. And then they apologize for being jerks in the first place.
  • Gag Boobs: Her large bust is one of the more common sources of humor. She even thinks she somehow managed to gain weight despite her lucky nature. Nope, her breasts just grew again.
  • Gainaxing: In the anime, she's quite bouncy.
  • Good Feels Good: After grudgingly agreeing to help the people around her, she realizes that she actually likes helping people.
  • Hair Decorations: In the final chapters of the manga, she sports a cherry blossom hair clip on the left side of her head.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to set her off.
  • Hates Being Alone: Ichiko grew up without friends and was neglected by her busy parents, which made her despise the feeling of loneliness.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She tries to deny there isn't anything romantic going on between her and Keita. She isn't fooling anyone.
  • Heroic BSoD: During the Ikari arc a bond severance god snaps the relationships Ichiko has with basically everyone that's not Keitai or Momiji. Keita's memory is erased and Momiji fakes one of those Break Her Heart to Save Her situations. When Ichiko realizes what Momiji was doing she halfway recovers and when Kumagai tells her what happened to Ranmaru and Nadeshiko she basically returns to normal.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: This is what her relationship with Momiji ends up growing into.
  • Hey, You!: She refers to Momiji by her title rather than her name for quite some time. The first time she calls her by her name name isn't until Momiji's personality not only flips, but she's actually about to die because of it.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Ichiko tries hard to act like the most despicable person to anyone new she meets in an attempt to push people away. Anyone who knows her a bit better can figure out that she's not a bad person; just lonely and scared of being hurt.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Part of her resentment towards Keita is that, though materially poor and abandoned by parents, at least he has siblings who love him just as much as he loves them back, in stark contrast to her situation — rich in belongings but poor in care.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Despite trying to pretend otherwise, Ichiko desperately wishes to have friends she can open up to, but her False Friend Kurumi scarred her so badly that she's too scared to befriend anyone. Ichiko finally gets over this by gathering the courage to accept Ranmaru as her friend.
  • Important Haircut: At the end of the series, Ichiko trims her sassy hair down into an adorable bob, allowing herself to be girly and approachable, especially for her boyfriend.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: The manga colored illustrations don't seem to decide whether Ichiko's eye color is brown or green. The anime settles for cyan.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: The main reason why she stubbornly refuses to give up her good luck is that the only way Ichiko can feel safe is by being treated as special and superior by others.
  • It's All About Me: At the beginning, all she cares about is herself and Suwano. Anyone else can go suffer and die in a ditch for all she cares.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She pisses off Keita and his family early on by noting he'd have an easier time living with his large family if they had more money and keeps talking about it when it's clear that A. his family is happy and B. he'd rather that she shut up already. However, they do admit that she's perfectly right and that they'd like more money.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: No matter how condescending, selfish and bitchy she is, deep down she genuinely cares for the few people she can call her friends, such as Keita, Suwano, Ranmaru and even Momiji.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: After becoming a god at the end of the Final Battle, she defeats Ikari while wearing a gorgeous and elaborate kimono.
  • Lack of Empathy: In the second chapter, she badly offends Keita with her Rich Bitch attitude, completely unaware as to why. She's also constantly unconcerned about other people's problems and actively wants to see them harmed if it will benefit her in the slightest. However, it's not that she has no empathy, she's simply a little out of touch with it after acting aloof for so long.
  • Large Ham: And boy is Kana Hanazawa having the time of her life!
  • Lethal Chef: She cannot cook at all. She can turn a kitchen full of delicious ingredients into nuclear waste in two minutes. Her cooking once made a god explode. Her cooking is so bad that she cannot even crack an egg without destroying the yolk without extreme practice. She manages to improve her skills by the end of the series.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Her dynamic with Momiji develops into this. Their constant banter is proof of how conformable they have become with each other.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Ichiko feels very attracted to men who are reliable caretakers like her father figure Suwano. This is lampshaded in the Sick Episode where Ichiko is hallucinating because of her cold and for a moment, she sees her crush Keita as Suwano. She also gets aroused at the thought of Keita wearing one of Suwano's butler outfits.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her parents were always too busy with work to spend time with her and the only girl who befriended her got close to her to hurt her. After that, Ichiko chose to never open up to anyone other than her butler Suwano, but she still yearns for more company deep down. She grows out of it after she makes more friends thanks to Momiji.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Her good luck made her stand out way too much from her peers, which made it hard for her to make friends who didn't have ulterior motives. One of the most essential parts of her Character Development is her forming a group of friends who truly care about her.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Ichiko is a very self-centered Rich Bitch until the eccentric Momiji comes into her life and pushes Ichiko into making friends with a bunch of crazy and quirky characters. Despite finding them annoying at first, Ichiko comes to love the new friends who made her life so much fun and she grows into a much better person as a result.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: At school, she's the boys' object of worship and the girls' target of jealousy. At the beginning, Ichiko couldn't be happier with all the attention she gets and sees everyone as lowlifes. However, she acts like this because she's afraid to get hurt if others see her vulnerable. Those who get to know her can see she's not that bad and she becomes a better person thanks to Character Development.
  • Magic Skirt: The manga admits the author doesn't want to draw panties, so Ichiko's skirt never moves out of place enough to see her undies.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She controls others by tugging on their heartstrings. A lot.
  • Martial Arts Headband: In the Final Battle, Momiji provides Ichiko with one of the same kind as Keita's so Ichiko also gains a power boost from her emotions.
  • Minor Living Alone: After she fires Suwano at the start of the series, Ichiko must live alone in her apartment. Unsurprisingly, being completely reliant on Suwano her entire life left her unprepared for it. She requires room service to clean her place, doesn't know how to do simple chores like washing dishes and only eats convenience store food because her cooking is deadly.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Ichiko has the biggest breasts in the main cast and the series always takes the chance to show her naked.
  • Naked First Impression: Ayame and Botan first meet Ichiko when they sneak into her taking a bath. Since in both occasions it was a girl peeping at her, Ichiko was only mildly annoyed.
  • Narcissist: At the beginning, the only person in the world that matters is Ichiko herself and maybe Suwano. After all, nobody is as perfect and wonderful as Ichiko.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Back in grade school, she had a False Friend who manipulated her and stole her crush away by badmouthing her in front of him. Ichiko refuses to trust anyone because she's terrified of being hurt like that again. This starts changing after Ranmaru swears to never betray her and Ichiko accepts her as her first true friend.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Whenever she is extremely happy and/or full of herself, or whenever she tries to shrug off her latest act of kindness or conceal her insecurities.
  • No Social Skills: You'd expect a beautiful and popular girl like Ichiko to be a social butterfly... but she is so ill at ease interacting with happy people that she would rather waste time at home literally counting the number of straws woven into her tatami mat.
  • Ojou: She was born into a family that quickly became incredibly wealthy. The tradeoff was that her parents were never around.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When she's actually nice to Momiji and admits that she appreciates her after Botan's arc, Momiji just stares at her in shock, unable to come up with a stupid joke.
  • Pals with Jesus: She and Momiji are quite close in their own vitriolic way, which is actually considered remarkable in universe. It's actually considered more remarkable on Momiji's part than Ichiko's and puts her in line for a promotion when Yamabuki feels like retiring in a century or so. Humans and gods have a tough time interacting due to vastly different life spans and the divine perception that humans are largely selfish jerks.
  • Parody Sue: She is quite literally overly perfect. That is the premise of the story: Her perfection is the result of her being so ridiculously, incredible fortunate in her existence that it's actually destroying the balance of fortune in the world and making people around her suffer by coming into contact with her. However, when the story calms down a little it's quickly revealed that she's almost entirely isolated. While it seems at first that this is because she's a jerkass without equal, but it's actually always been that way. Bonds and empathy come from flaws and misfortune, not perfection.
  • Perverted Drooling: After Keita confesses his love to her, she keeps drooling for a long while after her departure, while keeps saying that she can't wait to come back to him.
  • Plucky Girl: Once she sets her mind on something, she will never give up.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: After achieving godhood by absorbing a massive amount of Ikari's energy, Ichiko's hair grows past her feet and gains a braid.
  • Puppy Love: In elementary school, she had a crush on a boy named Yuusuke who clearly reciprocated. Unfortunately, Ichiko's so-called friend Kurumi also had a crush on Yuusuke and when he rejected her in favor of Ichiko, Kurumi told him spiteful lies about Ichiko so he would date her instead.
  • Reincarnation: She's the reincarnation of a girl named Kanna who died centuries ago. Their attitudes, hair colors and styles are different, but otherwise they look similar enough that those who knew Kanna can tell exactly who Ichiko is.
  • Rich Bitch: She's rude, arrogant, haughty and condescending to people without money like Keita. Unlike a lot of her annoying-clown-actnote , this part of her character does seem to have been largely genuine at the start, though she does grow out of it.
  • Say It with Hearts: While fighting with Momiji she accidentally throws her out a window and runs to the balcony looking concerned. Her "Did I go too far?" is slightly marred by the big happy heart at the end, however.
  • School Idol: Ichiko has always been the most popular girl at her school, coming complete with an adoring fan club of male students who worship her.
  • Shoo the Dog: In the first chapter/episode, Ichiko fires her butler Suwano despite him being the only person she loves and trusts because her good luck could be threat to his life once again. They stay in contact through letters, though.
  • Shower of Angst: In Chapter 60, Ichiko gets in a Troubled Fetal Position while taking a shower after Momiji apparently abandons her while claiming their friendship was a lie.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has felt attracted to Nice Guys since she was a child. Back in elementary school, she had a crush on one of her admirers who helped her a lot, although he still chose to believe a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing before Ichiko. In the present, she develops a crush on the kindhearted, hardworking and humble Keita.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Even if Crunchyroll-based subs somewhat exaggerate it, Ichiko has a very foul mouth in the original regardless.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: She pisses off Momiji by basically existing. She has extreme luck and breasts that Momiji would kill for, but beneath the surface it's hinted that the reason they fight so much is because they're so similar.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She's crushing hard on Keita, often becoming bashful around him. Getting a Love Confession from him gets her so fired up that she runs all the way across town with a lot of saliva coming out of her mouth.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Ever since she was a child, Ichiko was extremely popular at school for being so much prettier than the other girls. This is one of the main causes of her isolation. The boys worship her like an idol without ever bothering to really know her and the girls ostracize her out of petty jealousy over how the guys ignore them in favor of Ichiko.
  • Something Else Also Rises: When Keita confesses to Ichiko, the cherry trees behind her burst into full bloom, even though it's November.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She's quite a massive Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who thinks of nothing but herself. Behind that, however, lies a sad, broken little girl who just yearns for the loving care of her parents, whom she hadn't seen since infancy, not to mention the fact that she is still being haunted by a horrible betrayal by a girl she once trusted. All that trauma ultimately turned her into the Alpha Bitch she has become when the series started. It came to the point that even her Sitcom Archnemesis, resident Jerkass Goddess Momiji, slowly started to mellow out to her and even become her Trickster Mentor, helping her reconnect with humanity and bring back the kindness she used to have.
  • Straight Man: While Momiji is extremely goofy and obnoxious, Ichiko attempts to keep her under control and out of her apartment to no avail.
  • Super Strength: Can lift clubs, iron hammers, her own bathtub, you name it.
  • They Died Because of You: Downplayed. When Ichiko starts blaming Momiji for Suwano collapsing, Momiji flatly says that it's her own fault. This is exactly what she warned her would happen the previous day.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Ichiko's voice becomes practically masculine when she gets mad.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As time goes on and she comes into contact with more deities, she actually ends up learning to use her fortune energy to translate to fighting powers.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She goes from a girl who hides her sadness and bitterness behind a mean façade to a cheerful and happy girl who's always smiling with the childlike innocence she once had.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She goes from a horrible, selfish person that scapegoats someone who was trying to step in and protect her from a false shoplifting charge to someone willing to admit she cares about people with lots of friends and empathy for people. And when Ichiko nets a boyfriend, she finally melts back into being a sweet kid, and by the end of the manga, is no longer in need of Momiji to rehabilitate her, because Ichiko has turned into an even bigger sweetheart than ever before.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Her massive fortune energy and ability to absorb it unconsciously was given by Ikari a long time ago, who infiltrated the Sakura household as a servant.
  • Tranquil Fury: Sure, Ichiko may scream and yell like a five-year-old with ADD when her anger is Played for Laughs, but when she is seething with quiet, articulate and calm anger (such as witnessing Genjurou forcing Ranmaru to become a boy) you know she means business.
  • Trash of the Titans: Without Suwano, she needs to ask the room service of her building to clean her apartment every few days because she keeps making a mess out of it.
  • Tsundere: Harsh type. She acts all haughty, abrasive, domineering and is prone to comedic violence in a desperate effort to conceal how extremely soft and sensitive she really is. Suwano is initially the only one who gets to see her kinder side, but she eventually opens up to Keita, Ranmaru and even Momiji.
  • Two First Names: Her family name Sakura is a fairly common Japanese female name.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She has an ongoing attraction with Keita, but since neither of them wants to take the initiative, Momiji creates the situations for them to get more intimate.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She's callous, rude, selfish and thoughtless, so it would be amusing to see her suffer. Alas, her good energy tends to bring misfortune to people around her instead.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Momiji warns that her constant good fortune, taken by unconsciously absorbing those of others around her, will inevitably bring harm to them. This trope hits Ichiko close to home when her lifelong butler nearly died of a heart attack.
  • Uptown Girl: Ichiko is a rich girl and her love interest is a guy from a poor family who has to take part-time jobs to support his siblings.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In elementary school, she was isolated from her peers, but she was much nicer and more innocent back then. One serious betrayal later and she hides her loneliness behind a mean and selfish facade, but still wants someone to see past it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Though Ichiko would surely refuse to admit it, the two are actually very close and can trust each other in their own way. They're both loathe to acknowledge that maybe they don't really hate each other, though as time goes on they become more open about it.
  • Was It All a Lie?: When Ikari is systematically wiping out the gods in the city Ichiko comes into conflict with Momiji, who intends to sacrifice herself to stop Ikari. When Ichiko tries to get in the way she asks if everything Momiji has down to help her was a lie and instantly gets a 'Yes, totally.' While an astute reader would know that this doesn't make sense, Ichiko has been having a very bad day by that point. Turns out Momiji was telling Ichiko to think the opposite of what she said.
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: The Soumin Shourai, an enchanted bokken given to her by Bobby, with which she can channel her good fortune energy by way of summoning Moe Anthropomorphisms of the Eastern Zodiac.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: She can pull off various submission moves.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In the final arc of the manga, she wears black thigh-high stockings with her winter school uniform and her goddess form.
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    Momiji Binbouda 
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Putting the Jerk in Jerkass Gods
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

A deity of misfortune sent to the human world to take away Ichiko's excess good karma before she unwittingly causes more havoc. She wields a giant hypodermic needle and also likes to dress herself up in different costumes.


  • A-Cup Angst: Her small cup size is a point of constant irritation. She'll occasionally decide to stuff her shirt with something like melon bread or actual melons to fake having cleavage, though she doesn't bother to button up.
  • The Ace: When she undergoes a radical personality change caused by taking a bath, Momiji becomes ridiculously good at every subject in Ichiko's school and amazes all her classmates with her impeccable skills.
  • Anti-Hero: She means well, in her own lazy and selfish way, but a lot of the time she's just screwing around and messing people. Also, the way she helps out is often unnecessarily humiliating.
  • Badass in Distress: The first part of the final arc is about Ichiko coming to Momiji's rescue at the world of misfortune gods because Momiji was intended to be sacrificed to eliminate the second half of Ikari's soul.
  • Bandage Babe: She keeps her right arm wrapped up at all time, making it seem as though she's wearing a cast. It's actually covering up the numerous curses that cover it.
  • Barefoot Poverty: Played with. As the god of poverty, Momiji assumes a vagabond look with only one shoe, the left, leaving the other foot bare (save indoors, when she respectfully wears no shoes at all). In any other outfit besides her default, she wears two shoes.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Born Unlucky: Like Ichiko, her level of energy is off the charts. However, unlike Ichiko, it's misfortune energy and as a result she's flat chested, dirty, lazy, unpopular and just has rather poor luck all around. Despite having better use of her abilities than Ichiko, there's little point in a direct confrontation when the universe bends over backward for your opponent.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Subverted. Momiji sets one of these up to fool Chisha, but she was actually passing along a message to Ichiko that took her a little while to figure out, after which she springs into action.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite appearances, Momiji is actually a powerful and competent goddess. If she bothers to try.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In a superpowered tennis match, Momiji traumatized Ichiko's partner Shion. When they meet again, Momiji has completely forgotten about him and has no idea of why he's terrified of her.
  • But Now I Must Go: When her job is complete, she'll have to return to the divine realm.
  • Bystander Syndrome: So well-known is she among her fellow deities for her constant apathy that even Yamabuki is surprised that Momiji is taking her grudge against Ichiko a little bit too seriously.
  • Character Development: More or less implied to be the reason the other misfortune gods don't replace Momiji despite her failure to get Ichiko's energy. They all think it's a good thing that the normally lazy and apathetic goddess is finally taking her job seriously.
  • Closet Sublet: At the end of the Botan arc, Ichiko gives Momiji permission to reside in her closet so she doesn't have to spend the night under a bridge. Ichiko directly compares Momiji to Doraemon for it.
  • Confusion Fu: She almost never fights seriously, making her fights more of a spectacle and an irritation for anyone that she's up against, who don't really know what to do and can't react properly. When actually trying she's pretty damn dangerous though and cuts out all the jokes.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Takes every opportunity to dress up as characters within the series well as from other manga and anime.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During the Ikari arc she intends to go back to the world of the gods to sacrifice herself. Before leaving, she enters a fight completely seriously for perhaps the first time in the entire manga and absolutely flattens Ichiko.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has golden hair and golden eyes.
  • D-Cup Distress: Quite ironically given her characteristic A-Cup Angst, Momiji realizes just how much of an inconvenience big breasts can be when she briefly swaps bodies with Ichiko. Momij complains they’re so heavy that just walking is a pain and her back is killing her. With that, Momiji for once recognizes Ichiko has hardships of her own.
  • Declaration of Protection: In the Botan arc, Momiji makes a proclamation that she will protect Ichiko as her partner.
  • Deuteragonist: The story follows Momiji nearly as much as it does Ichiko. Momiji tends to spark a lot of the conflicts of the story, though she's frequently necessary when it comes to their resolution as well. And she's always there making fun of you.
  • Disabled Deity: She has an arm cast on her right arm. However, her arm is perfectly fine; the cast is actually a Power Limiter for her misfortune.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Though she's not above taking drastic measures to accomplish her mission, such as outright threatening to kill Ichiko, she actually is averse to murder, or at least letting someone die on her watch, because that would instantly jeopardize her presence in the human realm.
  • The Fake Cutie: Acts super cutesy sometimes in contrast to her lazy, selfish personality. Why? Because it will annoy people.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: In her default outfit, she only wears one shoe.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Momiji is the name for autumn leaves in Japanese language.
  • Friendship Moment: Momiji is an odd one, so she often pretends her moments of concern over Ichiko are just more incidences of screwing with her like normal. However, no matter what she says to the contrary, she is consistently concerned for Ichiko's well-being and will quickly come to her defense. Even when she's finally honest that she actually does care about Ichiko's well-being as more than just her job, it's stated in reverse in order in trick an observer.
  • Fusion Dance: Fuses her power with Ichiko's to confront Yamabuki, which actually cancels out both of their normal abilities to zero.
  • The Gadfly: She likes screwing with people for shits and giggles, especially Ichiko.
  • Generic Cuteness: Given that she's considered unattractive for things that rarely show up well in printed form if at all (dirt and smell) she ends up still being fairly cute.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Woman!: She often does this to Ichiko in the moments where she's feeling troubled or hesitating.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She's rather immature for someone over a century old and gets long, ratty twin tails to show it.
  • Guile Heroine: Her penchant for the Zany Scheme aside, when faced with a serious threat, Momiji is usually the one with an unconventional plan to defeat their adversary.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: After she's forced to take a bath, she fits the trope to T. Depowered Momiji is practically a saint who is kind to everyone and tries to befriend Ichiko. It doesn't last long as she returns to being a Jerkass God after she gets dirty.
  • Hate at First Sight: She instantly hates Ichiko after just taking a look at her photo, mainly because Ichiko's oversized breasts anger her.
  • Hates Baths: Justified. Momiji loses her powers when she gets cleaned up and her personality makes a radical change into a saintly Nice Girl. No wonder she avoids taking a bath.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She gradually forms this sort of relationship with Ichiko.
  • Hot Goddess: Not quickly apparent, owing to her usual getup, but when she does tidy up, she's quite the stunner.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Zigzagged. She's hundreds of years old, but her personality is generally very goofy and not that mature compared to Ichiko. However, she proves that she can be a wise guide and advisor to Ichiko over the course of the series.
  • It Amused Me: Freely gives this as the reason she makes Ichiko and Tanpopo dress as magical girls during their fight. Ichiko is NOT pleased.
  • It's Personal: How she eventually comes to see her rivalry with Ichiko.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the crude bum that she is, Momiji's heart is in the right place. Even before any Character Development sits in, she's one of the only gods to have any faith in human decency. What's more, she even believes that Ichiko of all people will do the right thing.
  • Kawaiiko: Her "Gadget of Misfortune" narrator form, in which she takes a smaller form and speaks in a cutesy tone.
  • The Lad-ette: She picks her nose, is extremely unladylike and has a crude sense of humor.
  • Large Ham: Everything about her is over-the-top, just like Ichiko if not more.
  • Lazy Bum: She's quite the slob and hates to do anything that takes effort.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Her dynamic with Ichiko eventually grows into this. Yamabuki lampshades this when she sees the two arguing over Momiji not doing her own laundry and compares them to a deadbeat husband and his nagging wife.
  • Loser Deity: Being the goddess of poverty and misfortune this is a given. She's a Disabled Deity with only one good hand to use, not so pretty, having A-Cup Angst (an advantage Ichiko exploits well to bother her) and, as the goddess of poverty she is, Momiji usually sleeps under a river like a hobo.
  • Mayfly–December Friendship: She slowly forms one with Ichiko, even if both keep denying it. Momiji is centuries old and as a deity, she ages at a much slower rate than humans like Ichiko. It's pointed out more than once that Momiji is meant to eventually leave Ichiko's side because of this.
  • Messy Hair: From the looks of her hair, she probably has never used a comb in her life. Since misfortune gods keep their powers by never cleaning up, it makes sense.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses her cursed arm to cause a storm to force Ichiko to stay at Keita's when he's sick.
  • New Transfer Student: As of Chapter/Episode 2, she "transfers" into Taion High to keep an eye on Ichiko.
  • Nice Girl: If forced to wash, she becomes ridiculously perfect, diligent and nice. It weirds Ichiko out and even Bobby thinks it would be wrong to do anything bad to her.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Momiji is the Deuteragonist and she becomes the most influential person in Ichiko's life who significantly improves her personality by helping her overcome her personal problems. This is lampshaded when the characters joke about how the readers tend to mistake the manga for a Yuri Genre because of how much the relationship between Ichiko and Momiji is emphasized and developed in comparison to the one between Ichiko and her true male love interest Keita.
  • Older Than She Looks: Gods don't seem to be quite immortal since they clearly age, but Momiji is still well over a century old while still the equivalent of about a fifteen or sixteen-year-old. According to the author, this makes it okay for her to drink!
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She eventually assumes this sort of attitude towards Ichiko. Momiji doesn't want any other misfortune god to steal Ichiko's good luck energy.
  • Parody Sue: If her body is washed, Momiji turns into a ridiculously perfect saintlike Purity Sue parody. Even Bobby can't bring himself to do perverted things to her.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is always hidden by her bangs and even when it isn't you don't see it open. Probably because it has a huge, obvious seal on it.
  • Pet the Dog: As time passes, she begins to sympathize with Ichiko, and sometimes she helps her by extracting some of her fortune so she can use them by breaking the flasks.
  • Physical Goddess: Gods reside in another world entirely made of an entirely different type of material. Manifesting in the human world requires her to possess an effigy of sorts, but once there she apparently has full access to her abilities. In a manner of speaking, anyway, since divine abilities not exactly easy to use directly. All in all, she's a pretty unimpressive goddess.
  • The Pig Pen: She never bathes, so apparently, she smells quite badly and in universe looks unattractive entirely because she of the accumulated filth.
  • Playing with Syringes: Wields giant hypodermic needles attached to the massive bandages covering her right arm.
  • Plucky Girl: Nothing's going to deter her from her mission of extracting Ichiko's fortune (and then some more), to the point where she outright disobeys Yamabuki, especially if her nuanced advice runs counter to her irrational, increasingly personal grudge against her.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: After absorbing a massive amount of Ikari's energy, Momiji gains a Super Mode with her hair grows past her feet.
  • Power Tattoo: Her right arm is riddled with curses, explaining why it is heavily wrapped in bandages. Anyone she touches with her cursed hand is jinxed beyond wit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to about her hips.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Her clothing is dirty and frayed, she wears a ragged 'misfortune' hat and doesn't even wear both shoes.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: She contains Ikari's soul, and thus half his power.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Provided that she actually bothers to bathe, she turns out to be quite beautiful. The personality flip doesn't hurt either.
  • Shipper on Deck: She actively pushes Ichiko and Keita together and puts them in embarrassing situations for her own amusement. Although, Momiji admits to Keita she wholeheartedly wants him to become Ichiko's boyfriend so Ichiko has someone who will always be with her after Momiji leaves the human world.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: In one of the early manga chapters, she tries to help a guy hook up with Ichiko so the latter gains a new weakness Momiji can take advantage of. The plan fails because the guy is a Serial Romeo who gives on Ichiko after Ichiko rescues him from a fight.
  • Shoo the Dog: Goes to extreme lengths in alienating Ichiko, who does not want Momiji to sacrifice herself for the sake of defeating Ikari. Subverted, as it turns out she wanted Ichiko to help her.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not as much as Ichiko but damn does her mouth need a gargle of strong disinfectants.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: She pisses off Ichiko with her sarcasm, intrusiveness, lying and, it's hinted, being pretty similar to her when you get below the surface.
  • The Slacker: Her boss often finds her fooling around instead of doing her job to take away Ichiko's fortune energy seriously.
  • Sloth: Everything is just too much effort. Why bother? She actually starts weirding out her colleagues when she starts dropping this attitude.
  • So Proud of You: In her final conversation with Ichiko, Momiji expresses how proud she is of Ichiko's Character Development into a better, happier person, calling the current Ichiko her pride and proof of her existence.
  • Split at Birth: Momiji is in fact the other half of Ikari's soul that was extracted by Icchou centuries ago.
  • Supernatural Eyes Of Gold: A deity with golden eyes.
  • Supreme Chef: She's actually very good at cooking. She challenges Ichiko to a cooking contest, but Ichiko's good fortune and cooking skills team up in order to... poison the judge, invalidating the contest. Woops.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Allows Ikari to kill her so that she could rescue the fallen gods in Yomi, the land of the dead, and bring them in as reinforcements.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: After transferring to Ichiko's class, she wears a different school uniform from the other students. Ichiko questions why no one else thinks it's weird.
  • Trickster Mentor: As Momiji becomes more sympathetic to Ichiko, she starts acting more and more like this. Her schemes tend to revolve around getting Ichiko to connect with others so that she's not as lonely and has people she cares about. Eventually this leads to Ichiko expending fortune energy on their behalf to save them from the side effects of her ability. Eventually Ichiko accepts a pendant through a Zany Scheme that will nullify her power to steal the good fortune of other people.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She's lazy, rude, vulgar, fond of teasing and rather indifferent to people's struggles, but unlike Ichiko she's basically the opposite of good luck and is much more likely to pay for it.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Episode 2, Yamabuki warns her that her prolonged stay at Butsume City could, like Ichiko, adversely affect the balance of the city's positive and negative energies.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Though Ichiko would surely refuse to admit it, the two are actually very close and can trust each other in their own way. They're both loathe to acknowledge that maybe they don't really hate each other, though as time goes on they become more open about it.
  • Voice Changeling: She tricked Ichiko by perfectly imitating Ranmaru's voice once.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can transform into either an intangible Waddling Head or a large Undeathly Pallor form.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: If you clean a misfortune god that has come to the human world, it will warp their personality. Well, that's not so bad. Turns Momiji into an extroverted Nice Girl. However, it also causes them to lose all their powers. Without those powers, they'll simply turn into a human and, after a week, be unable to return to normal. They could thus be considered dead.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Played with. Being washed turns her super nice and rids her of her divine powers and Ichiko is initially uncomfortable with the new nice Momiji. Even after she realizes that it's not an act she still feels that something is missing. However, she does grow to like her before it turns out that the Momiji she knows will actually die without her divine powers. Turns out she really does like her better when they're always fighting.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She's pretty pissed when she sees Ichiko passively allowing others to help her instead of trying to escape or fight back on her own.

Human World

    Keita Tsuwabuki 
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He's a Family Man
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

Ichiko's next-seat classmate and a heavy sleeper, owing to taking on multiple part-time jobs in order to raise his four younger siblings ever since their parents abandoned them to a staggering debt.


  • Accidental Pervert:
    • Seeing Ichiko naked after the bathhouse's dividing wall is destroyed by Ranmaru. Ichiko brings that up a couple of times.
    • In the battle against Tanpopo, he tries to catch Ichiko in the middle of a freefall. He ends up unintentionally shoving his face between her breasts.
  • Amazon Chaser: He thinks Ichiko looked awesome when fighting against Tanpopo. This is the first time he shows attraction to her.
  • Amnesiac Lover: At the start of the final arc, Ikari erases Ichiko from Keita's memory out of jealousy of their budding romance. As soon as he forces himself to remember, Keita confesses his love for Ichiko and they become a couple.
  • Asleep in Class: His multiple jobs leave him exhausted, so he often falls asleep in class.
  • Badass Longcoat: His Super Mode.
  • Batman Gambit: He thanks Tanpopo, the same goddess who nearly killed his toddler brother, for helping him and his siblings remember the importance of family. This confused Tanpopo long enough for Momiji to pull off a Big Damn Heroes.
  • Battle Couple: He and Ichiko fight Ikari together in the Final Battle and professing their feelings for each other boosts their physical strength thanks to the Misfortune God Item they're using.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His defining character trait. He overworks himself to the point of exhaustion in order to take care of his four younger siblings and he's very protective of them.
  • Bishōnen: He has a very good-looking face that makes girls instantly fall for him.
  • Captain Obvious: He has to be one at one point. Thirty some chapters into the manga he finally puts out that Momiji has a stupid 'Misfortune' headband on. Not one other person has commented on it the entire time Momiji has been here. His amazing and unparalleled deductive prowess then cues him into the idea that Tanpopo with her big stupid 'Fortune' headband is probably related to her somehow.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His earlier mentioned skill for soccer makes him very useful in the fight against Tanpopo to save Ichiko thanks to Bobby's superhuman-granting abilities beads and Keita's spectacular aiming.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Thanks to Nadeshiko chasing all girls up until Ichiko and Ranmaru away from him, he's never really gotten used to interacting with girls on an intimate level and can be pretty dense.
  • The Comically Serious: Tends to join in on the gang's antics with while keeping a straight face, such as imitating Ichiko and Momiji's Kenshiro-face and, of all things, selling beer on the school gymnasium during the Ichiko-Ranmaru duel.
    Classmate B: "Let it slide. Even the teachers are buying."
  • Family Man: He's completely dedicated to maintaining his four younger siblings after their parents abandoned them.
  • Floral Theme Naming: In Japanese language, Tsuwabuki is the name of the leopard plant.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: His soccer skills are surprisingly handy in combat.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Early colored illustrations depicted Keita with orange-blonde hair, but it was changed to yellow with a green tint later on.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memories of Ichiko are erased by Ikari at one point. Keita manages to overcome it soon afterwards.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls him by his last name. In the final battle against Ikari, he and Ichiko agree to start using First-Name Basis for each other because they are now a couple.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Momiji gives him one that is a Misfortune God Item that amplifies the wearer's brain tissue's neurotransmitters and increases his physical capacities depending on his emotional state.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He goes into a rage when he hears rumors that Rika got a boyfriend.
  • Neat Freak: His reaction to seeing Ichiko's garbage dump of an apartment is demanding her to let him clean it.
  • Nice Guy: He's caring, responsible and hardworking.
  • Not So Above It All: He'd occasionally join in on the gang's antics. All the while keeping a straight face.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's so busy raising his siblings he fails to notice Ichiko, Ranmaru and Nadeshiko's affection for him.
  • Only Sane Man: His depressingly down-to-earth character/story arc seems more fitting for a drama than a zany Gag Series.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents abandoned his family with a huge debt in order to "search for Atlantis."
  • Promotion to Parent: With no source of income, Keita works constantly at part time jobs while going to school in order to support his younger siblings.
  • Properly Paranoid: When Tanpopo arrives and uses the Scream Owl to bring him immediate good fortune, he's uneasy because it's too much fortune at once. He's exactly right and if Ichiko had been paying attention she'd have realized that his concerns were dead on: In this series, fortune and misfortune are balanced and that's exactly how the Scream Owl works. The resulting misfortune nearly kills Sorata and ruins his family.
  • Satellite Love Interest: While he does have some characterization and other personal relationships with his younger siblings, that takes a backseat to his romance with Ichiko and all his prominence revolves entirely around being her love interest.
  • Serious Business: Earning money for his siblings. Where there's an opportunity, he'd be there vending stuff.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: When he reluctantly visits Suwano alongside Ichiko with only Sorata as company, Keita has to make himself clear that he and Ichiko are not in a relationship to avoid the wrath of Suwano and many other local young males.
  • The Stoic: He bears life's misery with a brave dignity, and this is how he (unconsciously) makes girls fall for him.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: He and Ichiko are frequently blushing around each other or being forced into compromising situations like taking a bath together like Momiji. Neither of them gathers the courage to act on their feelings until near the end of the series.
  • Wistful Amnesia: At the beginning of the final arc, Ikari erases Ichiko from Keita's memories. It doesn't take long before Keita notices something very important is missing from his memories, especially when a lot of it doesn't make sense without Ichiko.

    Kikunoshin Suwano 
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)

Ichiko's long-time butler, who raised her for most, if not all, of her childhood.


  • Battle Butler: Flashbacks imply that he used to be a combat-capable man, by way of teaching some of his skills to Ichiko. Later, in one of his letters to Ichiko, he says that he, at his wife's suggestion, has also taken up martial arts.
  • December–December Romance: He meets his second wife Sumire immediately after Ichiko forces him to retire and they make a happy elderly couple.
  • Dirty Old Man: He shows shades of this, such as commenting on Momiji's cosplay tendencies and Ichiko's breasts.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: After Ichiko fires him so he can retire, Suwano found himself a new wife in less than a week afterwards.
  • Happily Married: After retiring, he gets married to a woman named Sumire, who loves him dearly.
  • Love at First Punch: He first met his second wife during a sparring session for martial arts and they married a few days later.
  • Morality Pet: Seeing how much Ichiko cares about Suwano is the first thing which convinces Momiji and Momo'o that Ichiko is not a bad person deep down.
  • Overprotective Dad: A surrogate example. When asked what he would do if Ichiko got a boyfriend, he calmly replies "Kill him". The time Ichiko goes to visit him with Keita, Suwano immediately treats the guy like his worst enemy, especially after Ichiko mentions the Accidental Pervert incidents that happened between them.
  • Parental Substitute: For Ichiko, in lieu of her absentee parents.
  • Put on a Bus: As early as the first episode/chapter alone, Ichiko "fires" him (in order to keep him from losing more positive energy any more than he already did, while using his "incompetence" of late and a heart attack as a legitimate pretext), then encourages him to take a well-deserved rest at the countryside, although on occasion he'd still write to his former mistress.
  • Walking the Earth: He travels the world with his new wife, as his postcards to Ichiko indicate, then settles down in the countryside.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Ichiko visits him, she can only bring Keita along since everyone else is busy. Suwano picks a fight with him and nearly ruins the trip altogether, nearly causing an upset Ichiko to leave until he apologizes properly and cools down.

    Ranmaru Rindou 
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The badass

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese), Martha Harms (English)

A pink-haired girl, with masculine delinquent look and tendencies. After a brief animosity involving Ichiko exploiting her looks to help herself escape from being accused of petty theft, she becomes Ichiko's best friend.


  • Action Girl: She's a martial artist with Charles Atlas Superpower.
  • Adorkable: Watch this hardass chick turn into an adorably stuttering mess when confronted with girly things or romance in no time.
  • Alliterative Name: Ranmaru Rindou.
  • Badass Adorable: Strong, hardass... and a total mess when it comes to romance or girly things.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a blue longcoat as part of her delinquent attire.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her usual outfit has an open coat and a sarashi to cover her breasts, leaving her midriff exposed.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: She acts like one towards Momo'o after they become combat partners. Their fighting style is based on Ranmaru using Momo'o as a punching bag until he gets turned on enough to transform into a Canis Major.
  • Battle Couple: Later in the manga, she and Momo'o team up for fights many times and their relationship gets a lot of Ship Tease.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • She decides to befriend Ichiko after the latter stands up against Ranmaru's father for forcing his daughter to be like a boy without ever taking her feelings into account.
    • She develops a crush on Keita when he helps her get up after losing her match against Ichiko.
  • Becoming the Mask: Even after wearing dresses, in the end she realizes that she's grown comfortable with her butch delinquent getup.
  • Berserk Button: Being raised on traditional values, nothing enrages Ranmaru more than liars, oath-breakers and backstabbing "friends".
  • Best Her to Bed Her: In the final chapter, Ranmaru has the guys of her high school challenging her to a fight every day because she won't date a man who can't beat her.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Exactly the opinion Ichiko initially gave of her.
  • Boyish Short Hair: A butch martial artist with short hair.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Ranmaru is a normal person without high fortune or misfortune energy. Yet, the rigorous martial arts training her father put her through from a young age is apparently enough to give her superhuman strength and stamina.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets angry at Momo'o "punishing" Natsume and tells him, only she can punish him.
  • Closet Key: Akane realizes she's a lesbian after falling hard for Ranmaru.
  • Commissar Cap: She wears a blue soldier cap to add up to her old-fashioned delinquent outfit.
  • Contralto of Danger: Haruka Tomatsu gives Ranmaru a deep voice to fit her hardass delinquent character.
  • Cry Cute: Even a hardass chick like her needs to vent out her frustrations every now and then, and it happens in two occasions — after reeling in horror over how she apparently broke her vow of loyalty to Ichiko while under Shaga's influence, and at the ending, when she admits to Ichiko that she will miss Momo'o.
  • Daddy's Girl: The only reason she still sticks around with her father even after everything he had her do is because he is her only parent left.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: A variation - she's only comfortable in bare getas, and squirms when forced to don socks and shoes, falling over in them and claiming it's easier to walk in her sandals and only putting up with them because Ichiko had forcefully taken her geta away (which are very masculine) and made her wear more feminine footwear when buying new duds at a boutique. Even at school, Ranmaru is clad in her geta instead of Inside Shoes. She also often kicks them off before she's about to kick ass, and has a tendency to catch knives with her bare feet. In fact, Ranmaru would rather just ditch the geta and be barefoot in general, as it's how she's used to sparring and she likes having free use of her toes.
  • Dreadful Musician: Ranmaru's singing is so terrible that it makes Momiji's ears bleed.
  • Dude Magnet: In the epilogue, Ranmaru is now super popular with the guys at her high school and gets love confessions regularly.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: She ogles at Keita's naked chest while admiring his muscles in the Public Bathhouse Scene.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She becomes just as popular with the female students as Ichiko is with the male population.
  • Expy: A somewhat less extreme version of Ryuunosuke from Urusei Yatsura, another karate girl whose life and world view were influenced by a masculine upbringing from a single father, right down to her use of "ore" when referring to herself. On the other hand, her clothes is more of a reference to Jotaro Kujo.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: How her relationship with Ichiko developed. After a rough start, Ichiko helped Ranmaru get in touch with her feminine side. Ranmaru in turn helped Ichiko learn to trust people again. This exchange of acts of kindness helped make them best friends.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Rindou is a type of gentian flower in Asia. It symbolizes justice and lonely affection, which is represented by Ranmaru's righteous personality and her befriending the lonely Ichiko.
  • Foil: Ranmaru is this to Ichiko; all the girls in the class love her while all the guys are either intimidated by her or aggressive because they think she bullies Ichiko.
  • Girliness Upgrade: At the end of the manga, Ranmaru switches her old-fashioned gakuran for a female school uniform. Not that she has given up martial arts; she beats the guys who want to date her every morning.
  • Heir to the Dojo: At least, whatever is left of the family dojo after it shuts down for financial reasons.
  • Honor Thy Abuser: Ranmaru's father was extremely harsh with her, putting her through Training from Hell daily and denying her the freedom to act like her gender because he wanted a manly heir for his dojo. When Ichiko and Momiji doll Ranmaru up, her father is so furious that he beats her up and rips her girly clothes in front of her. Ichiko is so outraged by this that she fights Ranmaru's father to get back at him for how badly he has treated his daughter. However, Ranmaru stops Ichiko and defends her father because no matter the way he is, he's her only family and she loves him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Near the end of the manga, Ranmaru is fully aware that she won't get Keita, but she thinks losing him to Ichiko isn't bad.
  • Made of Iron: Can survive a thirteen-floor fall off Ichiko's flat with nothing more than a little blood on her face.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She's absolutely horrified when her bond to Ichiko returns and she remembers she hit Ichiko the last two met. She's actually reduced to tears since she promised she would never ever do anything like this to Ichiko.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers into Ichiko's class.
  • Nice Girl: There is not a single cruel, mean, selfish or dishonest bone in her body.
  • Oblivious to Love: Akane confesses to her twice in bonus chapter 51.2, both times Ranmaru misunderstands.
  • Oral Fixation: Almost always has a reed in her mouth.
  • Ore Onna: Notable for the complete absence of feminine pronouns, suffixes and idioms in her vocabulary, right down to using the agressive-masculine "ore" when referring to herself (as opposed to the gender-neutral "watashi" or innocent-feminine "atashi".)
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: After being made a god.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: She was raised like a boy by her father in order to succeed his karate dojo. This is lampshaded at her very introduction.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has bright pink hair and is a kindhearted, supportive and loyal friend.
  • Sarashi: She wears one around her chest instead of a bra to complement her delinquent look.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: If there's one thing Ichiko and Momiji can agree on, it's that she looks smashing when all dolled up.
  • Ship Tease: She begins spending a lot of time with Momo'o after they agree to train together and become battle partners. By the final chapters, it's all but stated that Ranmaru has developed feelings for Momo'o and he's fond of her too (mainly because she lands a good punch).
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She goes gaga over Keita whenever he's nearby. She once gets a nosebleed from Keita simply catching her in a Bridal Carry.
  • Stripperiffic: The outfit she gets along her power-up when Ichiko and Momiji turn her into a god shows a lot of skin.
  • Tomboy Angst: Her father raised her as a boy so she could inherit his dojo one day and forbade her from dressing like the girl she is. When Ichiko and Momiji try to get Ranmaru to embrace her femininity by dolling her up, her father beats her and tears her girl's clothes in front of her. After Ichiko confronts him, Ranmaru's father finally lets her be free to be feminine if she wants to.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She knows karate and her mannerisms and speech are overly masculine. She's also happy when she gets dolled up, acts like a typical Smitten Teenage Girl around her crush and loves cute little animals.
  • Tomboyish Name: Ranmaru is a very masculine Japanese name. Makes sense since her father Wanted A Son Instead.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Ranmaru speaks with a very low, gruff voice that matches her masculine personality.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: When she temporarily turns into a god, she gets a costume with a bikini top.
  • When She Smiles: So kind and gentle it really catches anyone off-guard.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: After becoming a god, her outfit includes mini shorts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her god form at the end of the final arc has her wearing detached pants legs and mini shorts, leaving only a small section of her upper leg bare.
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    Bobby Statice 
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

A perverted American monk wandering the world to exterminate evil spirits or gods. He can sense Ichiko's positive energy.


  • Butt-Monkey: Almost all his scenes have him at the receiving end of Pervert Revenge Mode.
  • Buxom Is Better: Only interested in large busts. Even if you're otherwise perfectly attractive, he won't care about you.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's sufficiently spiritually-attuned to interact with deities and spirits despite being a self-titled "Corrupted Monk", but when forced to give up his perversions via a curse that keeps him from getting near women, he actually becomes powerful enough to curbstomp deities and even cure himself. One encounter with Ichiko's bosom, however, is enough to make him return to his old ways.
  • Deus Sex Machina: After being smothered in Marshmallow Heaven, he pulls a Big Damn Heroes and forces the Sarasarasa sisters to open a gate back to Busumetsu City.
  • Dirty Old Monk: He's the show's biggest pervert despite his nature as a holy man, which actually does cut into his abilities. When he manages to put worldly desires behind him briefly, he gains immense power.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • When Momiji turns nice, he refuses to try groping her. Sure, she has no breasts to grope anyway, but he admits that her aura is just too pure for him to do something like that.
    • During the Ikari arc, Tanpopo and Momo'o (he accurately presumes) are killed in front of him while he escapes by mere virtue of being a mortal. Without asking for anything in return, he's the only one besides Ichiko that accompanies Ichiko to the misfortune god world and when asked simply points out that even he has standards.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He often hangs out with Ichiko's group, but he's a major sex offender who sexually harasses the girls on regular basis. The only one who really likes him is his fellow pervert Momo’o.
  • Harem Seeker: His ultimate dream is becoming the king of his own country and get a Royal Harem.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He usually refuses to help without some kind of bribe, but after he fails to save some of his god friends he becomes (halfway) serious and tags along out of a sense of apparently genuine duty.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Played with. By Word of God, he's actually not that much of a pervert compared to a normal person, he's just incredibly immature.
  • Manchild: Apparently, he approaches sexuality with the maturity of a middle school student rather than being particularly perverted.
  • Momma's Boy: He keeps quoting and believing in what his mother supposedly said, such as faking broken Japanese to elicit sympathy.
    Ichiko: "I'm so gonna teach your Mama a lesson!"
  • Taking the Bullet: Leaps in front of an attack launched by Natsume intended to kill Tanpopo. Unfortunately, her blade can't hurt humans passes through him harmlessly and hits Tanpopo anyway.
  • Token Minority: An African-American in a Japanese setting.

    Nadeshiko Adenokouji 
Voiced by: Sayaka Kanda (Japanese), Michelle Lee (English)

Another rich kid in Ichiko's class, she doesn't make a major influence into the story until much later, where it's revealed that she was a girl madly in love with Keita from the shadows... "mad" as in willing to ruin any potential competition.


  • A-Cup Angst: She's utterly unpleased with her childlike body and wants to get a breast implant surgery, but her butler won't let her because he only likes girls who are small. Her only comfort is that she's not as flat-chested as Momiji at least.
  • Arranged Marriage: By her family's tradition, she's being forced to marry an unfaithful Upper-Class Twit. Ichiko and Ranmaru manage to save her from being taken away by her fiancé.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: By the end of the manga, Nadeshiko comes to reciprocate the feelings of her butler Shinobu who has been by her side since their childhood.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For years, she has been doing whatever she can to keep other girls away from Keita.
  • Custom Uniform: She wears her winter uniform while the other girls are in summer uniform. Apparently, she was supposed to make her debut in winter.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The author decided it would be boring for her to just be a normal ojou, so he made her a clumsy stalker to go with it. Do note that she actually sucks at being a ninja.
  • Doppelgänger Attack:
    • Hilariously subverted. Nadeshiko makes it look like she has a cloning technique in her ninja skillset, but her duplicates are really her many servants in disguise.
    • Played straight in the second-to-last chapter. Nadeshiko becomes able to produce real clones of herself thanks to being made into a god by Ichiko and Momiji.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Both in the manga and anime, she makes several cameo appearances before her official debut. In the manga, this isn't pointed out until after her introduction. In the anime, she has a special segment at the end of each episode to signal her cameos.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Nadeshiko is the Japanese name for the fringed pink flower. It symbolizes pure love and yearning, which manifests in her obsessive love for Keita.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: By the time Nadeshiko gathers the courage to confess to Keita at her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that Keita has completely forgotten about their meeting when they were kids. Keita needed his sister's help to remember Nadeshiko.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pair of pink hairclips shaped like rabbit heads.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She becomes bitterly depressed and self-hating when after finding out that Keita likes Ichiko, she has a passing thought that maybe it would be a good thing if Ichiko didn't return from rescuing Momiji.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Despite all her efforts, Keita never showed even the slightest interest in her. She gets bummed out when it becomes more than obvious Ichiko already won Keita's heart and there is nothing she can do about that.
  • Human Ladder: Her special attack Nadeshiko Fox Spirit Drop
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Played with. When she realizes that Keita is much more interested in Ichiko than her, she tries to withdraw quietly, but results are pretty mixed, much to her shame. Interestingly, it's slightly twisted from the usual presentation: it's more about wanting Ichiko to be happy.
  • Large Ham: As to be expected from an Ojou, the way she acts is always larger-than-life.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Turns out she has a little sister named Ruri, whom she hadn't known about until the series' finale.
  • Lust Object: She's on the receiving end of her butler Shinobu's Comedic Lolicon antics, to her dismay.
  • Ninja: She self-taught herself ninja skills to make her stalking easier.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: During her first real appearance, the other characters quickly and accurately guessed that she'll launch into an annoying laugh at any minute.
  • Ojou: Nadeshiko is the daughter of a very wealthy family and lives in a Big Fancy House that looks like a castle.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Her hair is stylized into large ringlets just so you know she's an Ojou at first glance.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's sixteen like her classmates, but her short stature, flat chest and the way she dresses make her look like a preteen.
  • Rescue Romance: Keita saved her when she was falling from a tree. Ever since then, Nadeshiko has thought of him as her prince and obsessively stalks him.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Thanks to Tama accidentally misusing an item she borrowed from Momiji, there's a brief panel of Nadeshiko as she'll look in some years. Her figure is about on par with Sakura's of all people. Seems she really is just a late bloomer.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: She approves of Akane's crush on Ranmaru because Akane could help her keep Ranmaru away from Keita.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Stalking aside, Nadeshiko is a good girl considering her wealth.
  • Stalker Shrine: The walls of her bedroom are decorated with pictures of Keita she secretly took through the years she stalked him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's been spying on Keita for years and has driven away all his female admirers without him ever realizing it.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: She has been stalking her crush Keita for years, which motivated her to train herself in ninjutsu. This is the main element of her comedy.
  • Taught by Experience: She developed her ninja skills through the years she spent coming up with methods to stalk Keita and drive other girls away from him.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's the butt of a lot of jokes for looking so young. Her normal clothing tries to deemphasize it, but that only gets you so far.
  • Trouser Space: She can bring out all kinds of ninja weapons from up her skirt.
  • Tsundere: Towards Shinobu. She's immensely annoyed by his perverted stalker antics and lets him know this with violence. When she fires him and then learns just how much he does to protect her, she gets a Luminescent Blush and calls him an idiot before rehiring him as her butler. By the end of the series, she has begun to reciprocate his feelings, not that it stops her from hitting him when he's being a lolicon pervert.
  • Uptown Girl:
    • Nadeshiko is the daughter of a big conglomerate and lives in a literal castle. Meanwhile, the guy she loves is dirt-poor, lives in a small run-down apartment with his four siblings and must take several part-time jobs to support them.
    • Her butler is also obsessively in love with her. Towards the end of the manga, it looks like Nadeshiko might reciprocate his feelings.
  • Yandere: For Keita, she's willing to ruin her "competition's" lives or bribe them. She gets better though.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has red-violet hair.

    Shinobu Daimon 

Nadeshiko's loyal butler since their childhood.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Shinobu is good-looking, but he's also a lecherous Comedic Lolicon who obsesses over Nadeshiko's childlike looks. Nadeshiko never abstains from beating him up for being so annoying.
  • Bodyguard Crush: His duty is to protect Nadeshiko as her Battle Butler. Since he has the major hots for her, Shinobu uses this as an excuse to stalk her.
  • Buxom Is Better: Inverted. Shinobu is only attracted to flat-chested girls and calls breasts unnecessary spheres of accumulated fat. Seeing Nadeshiko turn into a well-endowed adult woman nearly kills Shinobu from a heart attack.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He has been working for Nadeshiko since they were children and he's madly in love with her, although the feeling isn't mutual. By the final chapters of the manga, Nadeshiko accepts his love.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: For all his lecherousness and pedophilia, he at least hasn't placed cameras to spy on Nadeshiko in the bathroom and the only time he sneaks into her taking a bath is to protect Nadeshiko from an assassination attempt.
  • Comedic Lolicon: He adores Nadeshiko so much because she's small and flat-chested. Keita keeps him away from his little sisters because Shinobu is a threat for any preteen girl.
  • Covered with Scars: He has scars all over his body that he got from secretly protecting Nadeshiko from assassins for years.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He usually tolerates Nadeshiko's obsession with Keita because her feelings are obviously one-sided. The time he thinks he sees Keita (actually Ungaikyou in disguise) hugging Nadeshiko, Shinobu tries to kill him.
  • Devoted to You: While he's a lolicon Stalker with a Crush, Shinobu is utterly devoted to Nadeshiko.
  • Hidden Depths: For the most part, he's just a Comedic Lolicon and Nadeshiko's annoying Stalker with a Crush who doesn't seem qualified to be a butler at all. On his Day in the Limelight, however, he proves himself to be a very competent butler and he has constantly put his life on line to protect Nadeshiko from assassins without him letting her know so she doesn't get scared. By finding out about this, Nadeshiko acknowledges Shinobu's Undying Loyalty to her even though she still thinks he's a perverted idiot.
  • Human Pack Mule: Nadeshiko makes him carry her bags when they go shopping together.
  • Invisibility: His butler outfit has a special camouflage feature that makes him invisible. He uses this to "protect" (i.e. stalk) Nadeshiko at all times of her day without her realizing it.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While he has spent years fighting against assassins going after Nadeshiko's life, Shinobu doesn't want to let Nadeshiko know about it because he prefers to be seen as nothing but a perverted stalker before letting Nadeshiko live constantly fearing for her own life.
  • Legacy of Service: He comes from a family of butlers that has served the Adenokouji family for generations.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's rather open about his lust for Nadeshiko, which is apparently mostly tolerated because she genuinely trusts him.
  • Loving Details: He keeps a memo pad where he wrote down all of Nadeshiko's personal details, including her height, weight, measurements and the color of panties she wears.
  • Satellite Love Interest: His devotion to Nadeshiko is his only notable character trait aside of being a Comedic Lolicon, which still ties back to his obsession with Nadeshiko.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He stalks Nadeshiko as much as the latter stalks Keita, if not worse. He keeps cameras at every corner the mansion to spy on Nadeshiko, although he did have the decency of not placing any in the bathroom (or so he claims).
  • Subordinate Excuse: He adores Nadeshiko regardless of her being his master or not.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's a lolicon stalker, but his loyalty to Nadeshiko is the real deal.

    The Tsuwabuki Siblings 

Rika, Ryuuta, Mika and Sorata Tsuwabuki

Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Rika), Asami Shimoda (Ryuuta), Ayami Yoshii (Mika), and Chuna (Sorata) (Japanese), Tia Ballard (Rika), Ryan Reynolds (Ryuuta), Monica Rial (Mika), and Lindsay Seidel (Sorata) (English)

Keita's younger siblings.


  • A-Cup Angst: One reason Rika dislikes Ichiko, besides her usual haughty front, is her impressive breast size.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Rika has a blatant crush on her older brother Keita, who only loves her as a sister.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Rika is not fond of her brother being so popular with girls.
  • Family Theme Naming: All their names are pronounced similar. The boys all have names ending in -ta (Keita, Ryuuta and Sorata) while the girls are called Rika and Mika.
  • Gyaru Girl: Rika becomes one for a short time after Tanpopo causes the siblings to become rich. Since the maids can take care of the housework, Rika hangs out with girls her age who convince her to dye her hair and dress fashionably. Rika goes back to normal after the family goes back to being poor.
  • Heartwarming Orphans: Not wholly orphaned (since Keita works as their father-figure), but this is how Ichiko came to see them.
  • Infant Immortality: Sorata gets hit by a motorbike due to Tanpopo's meddling and falls into a coma, one which he's not likely to wake up from. Thanks to Tama delivering Ichiko's energy, he wakes up, fully healed.
  • Insult of Endearment: Ryuuta nicknames Ichiko as "Chichiko" because he doesn't like her at first. He eventually does warm up to her, but keeps calling her Chichiko out of habit.
  • Keet: Ryuuta, the most outgoing of Keita's four younger siblings and the one closest to Ichiko.
  • The Load: In a bonus chapter, Rika teams up with Ichiko, Ranmaru and Nadeshiko for a swimming competition to get some prize money to share with her family. She doesn't have Ichiko or even Ranmaru's figure, she's doesn't have superhuman athletic ability and she's not as smart as Ichiko, meaning she ends up feeling useless by the end. There's a special bonus round where she faces off against Momiji for the prize money after her teammates do all the work and it's the one thing she's better at than them: Cooking. She still loses because Momiji is simply fantastic at cooking.
  • Parental Abandonment: Their parents ran away due to their massive debts, leaving them for Keita to raise.
  • Precocious Crush: Ryuuta is hinted to have a crush on Ichiko, e.g. he's delighted about going to the seaside with her, imagining her in a swimsuit.
  • Promotion to Parent: The oldest sister Rika had to assume the role of a mother after their parents ran away. While Keita takes charge of earning money, Rika handles the house chores and looking after her three younger siblings.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Mika's hair is very long when she lets it down.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After feeling useless all throughout a competition where she wanted to prove she could help support her family, Rika finally gets to face off in cooking against Momiji. She loses again.

    Akane Tange 
Voiced by: Kozue Hirashima (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English)
A girl from Ichiko's class who hates her for being so popular with the guys.
  • Alpha Bitch: In her first appearances, Akane is a mean girl who hangs out with her two friends while badmouthing Ichiko behind her back. At one point, she goes as far as to try to have Ichiko raped out of spite.
  • Easily Forgiven: Early in the series, Akane set Ichiko up to be kidnapped and nearly raped by some guys. When the incident is brought up again much later on, Ichiko isn't even angry about it since she was saved by Ranmaru who then became her friend, which she thinks made the Attempted Rape worth it.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Akane is the Japanese word for a madder plant.
  • Gayngst: She frequently angsts over her unrequited lesbian crush on Ranmaru.
  • Hair Decorations: She sports two small hairpins.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She tries to confess her feelings to Ranmaru more than once, but she keeps failing to get it.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Akane likes Ranmaru who is decidedly heterosexual for Keita.
  • Rescue Romance: She gets a crush on Ranmaru after the latter risks her life saving Akane and her friends from a falling building.
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    Genjurou Rindou 
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Duncan Brannan (English)

Ranmaru's father, who has trained her to become masculine and thus inherit his karate dojo.


  • Abusive Parent: He's a major hardliner when it comes to his daughter's behavior. However, after he loses a fight to Ichiko he softens up and becomes much more supportive.
  • Berserk Button: Ichiko accurately guesses that his pink hair is something of a sensitive issue for him and instantly begins making fun of it to pick a fight.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's enraged when some unfortunate choice of words of Ranmaru makes her combat training with Momo'o sound like they have been having sex.
  • Wanted A Son Instead: So much so that he refused to allow his daughter to wear feminine clothing or to see any other path than that of a karate master.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink and something of a sore spot for him.
    Genjurou: Even if you asked the author if my hair is dyed, he'd be at a loss for words!

    Kurumi Minowa 
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

Ichiko's close friend in primary school.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She was the first girl to act even a little friendly to Ichiko, seemingly being the one nice girl in the class. However, she just wanted to get close to her to manipulate and badmouth her.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Somehow her childhood crush never noticed her spiteful facial expressions when she badmouthed Ichiko right in front of him.
  • False Friend: When seeing the talented and quiet but popular Ichiko, all the girls instantly hated her. Kurumi took it one step further by pretending to be her friend just to screw her over.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Kurumi is the Japanese word for walnut. It represents knowledge, ambition and strategy, reflects perfectly on her Bitch in Sheep's Clothing character.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She tied some of her hair up into twin tails, but in her case, it isn't cute at all. She was extremely immature and bratty even for a grade schooler, but in a Kids Are Cruel sense.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She and Ichiko had a crush on the same boy, but he only paid attention to Ichiko. Kurumi was so jealous that she told him Ichiko gave away his White Day present because it was "cheap" (the truth was Kurumi had forced Ichiko to give her the present). The boy believed Kurumi's lies and she took the chance to steal him away.
  • Hate Sink: She's despicable in every sense of the word. Kurumi approached the Lonely Rich Kid Ichiko and claimed to be her friend. In reality, Kurumi was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who was jealous of Ichiko getting all the boys' attention like everyone else. Just to make her even more hateful, she lied about Ichiko being an Alpha Bitch in front of their mutual crush so she could steal him away. After seeing what Kurumi did to Ichiko, Ranmaru could only think of how much she wanted to give that little bitch a good beating.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Her betrayal directly caused Ichiko's current bitchy attitude and reluctance to make friends.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She exploited Ichiko's loneliness by posing as her friend and threatening to stop talking to her if she didn't give Kurumi what she wanted. Jealous that their crush liked Ichiko better, Kurumi lied to him about Ichiko being an Alpha Bitch who gave away his White Day gift when Kurumi had actually forced Ichiko to give it to her.
  • Puppy Love: She and Ichiko had a crush on the same boy in their elementary school. Knowing he liked Ichiko better, Kurumi tricked him into dating her by telling him Ichiko didn't care about him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in a flashback, but her actions are the primary cause of Ichiko developing such a bad personality.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has violet hair.

    Kazuma Sakura 
Ichiko's father who has been absent for most of her life.
  • Disappeared Dad: Ichiko hasn't seen him since she was a child, which is why she deeply resents him.
  • Family Man: His greatest dream is spending the quality time with his wife and daughter that was denied to him because his music career got in the way.
  • Parental Neglect: Not that he doesn't love Ichiko, but he and his wife are so busy with work they barely had any time for her for the last sixteen years (as in since infancy). And that includes her birthdays.
  • Parents as People: Shortly after Ichiko was born, her fortune energy took effect on her parents, which made Kazuma into the vocalist of a famous American band. Their success was so big that Kazuma ended up spending all his time touring with his band and he couldn't be at home with Ichiko as much as he wanted to. He does love Ichiko very much and laments missing out time with her for most of her life.
  • Rags to Riches: He was an aspiring musician barely making money by singing on the street and the company of his wife's family had gone bankrupt. Shortly after Ichiko was born, he became the vocalist of an incredibly famous rock band and his wife could restore the fortune of her family. Within a year, they went from living in a rundown apartment to a big mansion with many servants.
  • "Well Done, Dad!" Guy: What he wants the most is to get Ichiko to think he's a cool dad.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: The massive success of his band kept him away from home for very long. While Kazuma does love his daughter, she resents him for essentially choosing his music career over her.

God World

    Kumagai 

Momiji's stuffed bear and sidekick.


  • Cannot Spit It Out: If he had bothered to mention that her survival was at stake Ichiko would have been much more willing to turn Momiji back to normal after losing her powers. Instead, he makes it sounds as though he's just being entirely selfish.
  • Hammerspace: His torn-open belly serves as storage for Momiji's giant hypodermic needle.
  • Humanity Ensues: In the final arc, he spends a few chapters in a human form to help Ichiko rescue Momiji.
  • Living Toys: He's a living stuffed bear.
  • Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: He never abstains from throwing snarky comments at Momiji when she's being silly or outmatched by Ichiko.
  • The Speechless: He is usually speechless. He does become able to speak when he takes human form.
  • Talking with Signs: Since he cannot talk, he often communicates by writing messages in a notebook.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: When he uses a special item to become human, he turns into a handsome man with dark hair.

    Yamabuki 
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English)

Momiji's senior misfortune deity.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is normally nice beyond reason, but when you really push her, watch out.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets made fun of and disrespected by Momiji in most of her appearances and even Ichiko tricks her in a phone call once. Yamabuki ends up crying at feeling that no one takes her seriously.
  • Combat Tentacles: She uses thorn whips as her weapons.
  • Cool Big Sis: All her subordinates, including Momiji, see her as this.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her three friends and fellow boss gods compete with each other for her affection.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Yamabuki is the Japanese name for the flower kerria or yellow mountain rose.
  • Giant Woman: She's about as tall as a tower.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: When Ichiko points out her size, she gets depressed. Mind you, this is when she's actually significantly smaller than usual since she left a lot of energy behind.
  • Large and in Charge: Get enough energy and you become a god. After that, more energy causes you to grow in size gods gain more power as they age. Thus, the fact that she's so large as well as the chief god are not unrelated.
  • Nice Girl: She's always very polite and understanding. The other chief gods simply adore her for it, even the god of death that supposedly hates basically everyone.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Keeps reminding Momiji that her task is simply take away Ichiko's surplus good fortune, not harm her any more than is needed. Unfortunately her advice often falls on deaf ears, sometimes to the point of outright insubordination.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Her and Renge, boss goddess of fortune, are apparently very affectionate with each other.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Nobody in Class 1-A reacted to Yamabuki imitating Momiji during Chapter 9/Episode 6, despite the fact that she stands at least four times as tall as a normal human being. They all just thought Binbouda was doing something weird again.

    Momo'o Inugami 
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

Masochistic dog-god and Momiji's accomplice in stealing Ichiko's fortune.


    Tanpopo 

A God of Fortune who comes to the human realm to, like Momiji, extract Ichiko's fortune.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Konjikihime heavily implies they're lesbians. Tanpopo even calls Konjikihime her wife in the extra yonkoma.
  • Arc Villain: She acts as the main antagonist of her own arc where she targets Ichiko because of her Fortune energy and becomes a threat to all of Ichiko's friends.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": She tries to play the role of a defenseless girl in danger for Keita to rescue her and she pretends to take him only to screw him and his family over. She's too stoic to make her act too convincing, though.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a Chinese dress with a large section cut out to reveal her midriff.
  • Boxing Battler: She fights using a style very similar to boxing, with her cat hand puppets being used as boxing gloves.
  • Broken Bird: Tanpopo used to be a nice goddess who simply wanted to make people happy. Having low fortune energy, however, causes all her attempts to ultimately reverse their effects upon her targets. After way too many failures (and some where her benefactors ultimately blame her), she finally becomes resigned to her fate, losing all faith in humanity and all interest in anything but herself.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Her talking uniquely through hand puppets seems funny at first. Once we learn about her past, it's revealed Tanpopo started doing that after her bad experiences with humans made her so sick of trying to get along with people that she decided to never even speak directly to anyone again.
  • Childhood Friends: She has known Konjikihime since they were children.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has a weird way of doing things.
  • The Comically Serious: During her comedic moments, she maintains her straight face while acting as silly as everyone else.
  • Cry Cute: Breaks down in tears as she struggles to come to terms with Ichiko and Momiji defying her expectations of human-deity relationships, and whether she can still change after all she's done.
  • D-Cup Distress: She admits her large breasts get in the way and make her shoulders stiff.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's cold, dangerous and capable of breaking people's bones without mercy.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: She lures Keita into a trap by pretending to be a defenseless girl who is being harassed by some thugs (who were actually her helpers). He decides to help her despite something seeming very off and Tanpopo makes a fake gesture of gratitude by using an item to give Keita and his siblings their own mansion. The truth was that item would completely drain the good luck out of their lives instantly and this was part of Tanpopo's plan to break Ichiko.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She's fatally wounded by Natsume and disappears in Bobby's arms.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She ultimately suffers a huge emotional conflict between her belief that humans and deities can never get along together and the fact that Ichiko and Momiji are far friendlier to each other than they'd ever like to admit.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Tanpopo is the Japanese name for dandelion.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: She once wanted to bring happiness to humans, but every time she tried, the humans she brought good luck to became lost in their greed and fell into ruin. Coming to believe humans were all selfish and petty, Tanpopo decided to stop trying to help them and instead make them miserable. When she's assigned to eliminate Ichiko because of her abnormal good luck, Tanpopo first goes after Ichiko's loved ones to break her. Tanpopo causes Keita's baby brother to get hit by a motorcycle which would have rendered him braindead if Ichiko haven't interfered. She also threatens the life of Ichiko's friends and innocent civilians just to force Ichiko to surrender. After being defeated, Tanpopo goes on a rant about her experiences with humans. While it does make her actions towards humans understandable, Ichiko and Momiji show little sympathy for her and don't hesitate to beat her silly when Tanpopo tries to refuse making amends for what she did to Keita's family.
  • The Gambling Addict: She loses 80,000 yen playing pachinko in a single afternoon.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being defeated by Ichiko and her friends, Tanpopo starts slowly changing her ways and doing small things to help humans again.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: From the most dangerous and feared assassin of the Fortune Gods to a jobless tramp who more than once offers her body for money.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Her experiences with humans convinced her that they're all selfish people who only waste their good luck in becoming rich until they lose everything.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: After her fight against Ichiko and Momiji, Tanpopo admits to Konjikihime that she truly wanted to become friends with the humans she helped like Momiji did with Ichiko, but it never worked out for her.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Her favorite tactic to deal with her targets is to threaten and hurt their loved ones so they won't resist when Tanpopo kills them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She gives the Tsuwabuki siblings instant access to 10 years' worth of good fortune. However, it's going to use up all of their good fortune and they will get the equivalent of 10 years misfortune afterward.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She's the first serious antagonist of the story and while the story maintains the comedy, she still marks the point where the story shifted towards darkness.
  • Laser Blade: Her cat hand puppets con wield these.
  • Laughably Evil: She may be a very intimidating and cruel villain, yet Tanpopo can put up a good comedy routine with her habit to communicate through hand puppets.
  • Never My Fault: As she repeatedly failed to make humans happy in the long run, Tanpopo refused to accept the cause of it could be her low fortune energy, placing all the blame in the greed and stupidity of humans.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a witch hat, although she's a Fortune God.
  • Professional Killer: Her line of worl in the god world consists of eliminating humans who threaten the balance of fortune energy in the human world. Her latest target is Ichiko.
  • The Quiet One: She rarely speaks directly, preferring to communicate through her hand puppets.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches to the back of her knees.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Not really revenge but all of her assignments have her first going after those close to her target and then finally taking out the target.
  • Sex for Services: After she loses her job at the God's realm, Tanpopo can't think of any ways to earn money other than selling her body. She lets Bobby rub her naked breasts for merely 20,000 yen and offers Keita to wash his body in the bath. Konjikihime is outraged at Tanpopo's utter lack of dignity.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: For most of her arc, Tanpopo is cruel, merciless and dangerously vicious. When Ichiko uses her good fortune energy to stop a hurricane, she sees Tanpopo's real self: a sad little girl who only wanted to make humans happy, but became disillusioned after her attempts never turned out good.
  • Stoic Spectacles: She wears glasses and has the same cold facial expression most of the time. The only other expression which she makes is a dreadful Death Glare.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After her arc, Tanpopo is growing into a more decent person even if she's still prone to violence, as seen when she attacks a Jerkass for hurting a service dog. This gives Konjikihime hope that Tanpopo can eventually return to being the sweet girl she once was.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before being broken by repeated failures, her only wish was to help people attain happiness.
  • Ventriloquism: She could be considered The Voiceless, except when she speaks it is through her hand puppets.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where she pulls out her fortune items from.
  • Willfully Weak: She sealed away her own fortune energy after she decided to never use it for the sake of humans again.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After failing her mission to kill Ichiko, Tanpopo stays in the human world with Konjikihime since Tanpopo's boss had ordered Tanpopo to be killed in case of her failure.
  • You Have Failed Me: Turns out she was also supposed to be executed with a Big Red Button designed to eliminate her should she fail her mission. Konjikihime, unto whom the task was assigned, simply couldn't find the courage to do as their superior tells her.

    Konjikihime 

Tanpopo's companion. As a silkworm goddess she is classified as a Fortune god and has the power to spin a nigh-unbreakable thread.


  • All Webbed Up: Due to her abilities and powers, she has this ability but also usually makes a cocoon around herself while she sleeps.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She and Tanpopo are quite close in ways that imply they're more than friends.
  • Anti-Villain: She only acts as an antagonist because she's watching out for Tanpopo, who is a dear old friend to her.
  • Battle Strip: Because of her Razor Floss ability, she wraps her entire body in strings for a fight. The more strings she uses, the more naked she gets.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole on the left corner of her lip.
  • Childhood Friends: She has been friends with Tanpopo for ages. Although, Tanpopo grew distant due to her failures as a Fortune God, Konjikihime still watches out for her friend.
  • Go Out with a Smile: After being stabbed by Natsume, Konjikihime uses her last bit of strength to welcome Tanpopo home with a smile.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Tanpopo's defeat in their debut arc.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She becomes this to Tanpopo after they fail their mission and can't go back to the God Realm anymore. After Natsume kills Konjikihime, Tanpopo loses all will to live and just goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge until Natsume kills her too.
  • Ms. Exposition: She provides most of the information concerning Tanpopo and her methods
  • Nice Hat: She usually wears a winter hat.
  • Razor Floss: Not sharp but she does use her threads to restrain people
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She hates to have her body exposed, which is unfortunate when she wears her strings as her battle outfit and she often uses them up until she's almost completely naked.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: She often wears a long scarf that hides the lower half of her face.

    Ichou 

Ichou is the former head chief misfortune god. Though that position is now filled by Yamabuki, Ichou still appears to be in a position above her. Contrasting the other gods, she looks very old... though that apparently happened overnight.


  • Floral Theme Naming: In Japanese language, Ichou is the name for the maidenhair tree, one of the world's oldest living tree species and known as a "living fossil".
  • Giant Woman: Lots of times bigger than Yamabuki.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: She can transform into her younger self.
  • Large and in Charge: Gods continue to gain more energy as they age, which causes them to increase in size. Ichou is far older than Yamabuki and dwarfs even her.
  • My Greatest Failure: Blames herself for Kanna's sacrifice and Ikari's rampage.

Tsukumogami

    Botan Tsukumogi 

Botan is a ribbon brought to life after a century of living. Her original owner is long dead, but she claims that Ichiko is her reincarnation. She's noted to function as a sort of little sister for Ichiko.


  • And I Must Scream: After the death of Kanna, the ribbon that would eventually become Botan was locked away somewhere dark and forgotten for centuries. When Botan eventually awoke as an item, all she had were the dark, the silence and occasional stray moments to think about Kanna for what would be all of eternity so far as she knew. She was eventually able to leave but at the end of the arc states that she would rather die than go back to that, though this isn't necessary in the end. Though her soul is still trapped in a small, fragile ball now.
  • Back for the Finale: Ichiko brings Botan back to help in the final battle against Ikari by remerging Botan's soul with her ribbon vessel.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates to see other people being close to Ichiko, particularly Momiji and Keita.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: She loves Kanna dearly but also comes to value Ichiko just as much so she tries to revive Kanna, but does it in a way that she knows will fail.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Botan is the Japanese name for the peony flower.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her human form wears her hair in twintails, fitting her cheerful personality.
  • Hair Decorations: Botan is a cloth that used to be worn as a hair ribbon by Kanna. Her human form has ribbons holding up her Girlish Pigtails.
  • Hates Being Alone: After centuries of being trapped all alone in an old warehouse, Botan only wants to be by Kanna's side and never leave her again.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Ikari sends Botan in a mission to replace Ichiko's memories with those of her past life Kanna, essentially using Ichiko as a sacrifice. Botan tries to carry out Ikari's plan, but she comes to like Ichiko way too much to do it effectively.
  • Naked First Impression: She first materializes her human form completely naked with Ikari in the same room.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her Girlish Pigtails reach down her knees.
  • Verbal Tic: Adds a 'su' to the end of all her lines. Momiji instantly starts making fun of her for it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: By swallowing magic pills, she can transform into anything she wants, from a jet to a machine gun.
  • Was It All a Lie?: When asked whether being close to Ichiko instead of Kanna meant nothing she lies and says no. The character profile at the end of the very same chapter acknowledges that it's a blatant lie as well.
  • You Have Failed Me: After her attempt to replace Ichiko's memories with Kanna's ends in failure, Ikari separates Botan from her ribbon vessel and shatters her soul. Although, he restores the soul after he sees Ichiko crying over it, but takes the ribbon vessel with him which prevents Ichiko giving Botan her physical form back.
  • Youkai: She's a tsukumogami created from a hair ribbon that came to life after a hundred years.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her human form wears white thigh-high stockings and a short skirt, leaving only a fraction of her upper legs bare.

    Ungaikyou 
The tsukumogami of a magic mirror which takes the appearance of a little girl with very long hair. Her mission is trapping Ichiko's consciousness inside her mirror to leave her body vacant for Kana's consciousness to be placed in it.
  • Attack Reflector: One of the abilities of her mirror is redirecting the attacks of her opponents.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a big yellow ribbon on the back of her hair that looks like rabbit ears.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Cute variety. Her sleeves are longer than her arms, which only makes her more adorable.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her fellow tsukumogami call her Kagami.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is black on the surface and light purple underneath.
  • The Napoleon: She's the shortest tsukumogami and she gets easily annoyed around her quirky teammates.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is almost as long as her body.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's the smallest and most childlike of the tsukumogami squad.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are pronouncedly slanted upwards, fitting her serious and irritable personality.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can copy the appearance of whoever is reflected in her mirror or the people they know.
  • Youkai: A tsukumogami created from an old mirror.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears a short skirt and a pair of thigh-high stripped socks.

    Suzuhikohime 
A perverted, lesbian tsukumogami of a kagura suzu. She is the second needed for the ritual to transfer Kanna's consciousness into Ichiko's body.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a gakuran with a long coat and she's strong enough to give Ranmaru a good fight.
  • Butch Lesbian: She's more masculine than Ranmaru and her favorite thing are cute, feminine girls.
  • Camera Fiend: She never misses the chance to take pictures of any cute girl she sees.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair to match her red eyes.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's even called a female version of Bobby because of her perversion.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's a redhead with a brash and hotheaded personality.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Subverted. While she has a twintail hairstyle, there's nothing even remotely girlish about her.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She wears goggles over her forehead for no apparent reason other than fashion.
  • Hypocrite: She demands Ranmaru to act and talk more like a lady. Ranmaru protests that Suzuhikohime's behavior isn't any more feminine than hers.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She pulls up girls' skirts to peek at their panties and also felt up Ranmaru's breasts to check how they feel.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Her most notable feature are her shark-like teeth.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her twintails reach down to about her knees. Funnily enough, there's nothing feminine about her but her long hair.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Her outfit is a gakuran, which is the standard Japanese uniform for boys.
  • Youkai: A tsukumogami like the rest of her group. In her case, she's the spirit of a kagura suzu.

    Fuguruma Youbi 
The last of the tsukumogami group. She's the spirit of a book cart (fuguruma), which is why she moves around in a wheelchair. However, no one should underestimate her because her wheelchair transforms into a giant robot.

    Sekienmaru 

Keita's cart that was brought to life.


Ikari's Group

    Ikari 

Ikari is a mysterious figure that appears to be attempting to engineer the resurrection of Kanna. Because Ichiko is her reincarnation, he has been manipulating events around her to see Kanna's rebirth.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: When he was human, the people of his village drove him out because his presence attracted misfortune to those around him.
  • Always Save the Girl: When Kanna was alive, Kanna's safety was the only thing that mattered to Ikari. When he overheard a misfortune god was planning to use Kanna as bait for Hanabishi, Ikari only wanted to run away with Kanna regardless of what she wanted and didn't care what Hanabishi could do to the villagers as long as Kanna was saved.
  • Anime Hair: The top of his hair looks like a rooster's cockscomb.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: His love for Kanna is stemmed by her being the only person who ever showed him unconditional kindness and compassion.
  • Big Bad: He's responsible for all the troubles in Ichiko's life, such as her massive fortune energy and the isolation she suffered because of it. He antagonizes both the humans and gods in his attempts to resurrect Kanna.
  • Bishōnen: Ikari is pretty enough that he could be mistaken for a woman in the right clothing.
  • Born Unlucky: Opposite to Ichiko and Kanna, Ikari was born with excessive amount of misfortune energy. When he went on a walk, he got dirty with animal excrement, he got into accidents such as almost drowning or being attacked by wild animals and the food he picked up was always rotten. To make it worse, his misfortune affected anyone who got close to him, which got him chased off his village.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: When he was human, Ikari was very miserable because of his terrible luck. Meeting Kanna and being treated kindly by her was the only joy in his whole life.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: He clung on to Kanna's rotting corpse for a while until he buried it.
  • Create Your Own Hero: He was the one who granted Ichiko her massive fortune energy so she could eventually become a god like him. Ichiko ends up using that fortune energy to save people and stop him. He's also responsible for Momiji's existence because Momiji was born from half of his soul.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: His real body is deteriorated from old age and confined to a throne with life support equipment.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He has dark skin and silver-colored hair.
  • Deity of Human Origin: He was a human who became a god after receiving all of Kanna's fortune energy.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Kanna's death destroyed him, especially because she sacrificed herself to save him and he came to believe he was the reason of her death.
  • Disease Bleach: His hair becomes bleached due to the trauma caused by Kanna's death.
  • Freudian Excuse: Kanna was the only person who ever loved him, but she died to save him and now that he became a god, he can't even join her in death. To solve this, Ikari tries to replace Ichiko's memories with Kanna's, turn her into a god, kill everyone in her city and create another dimension where he and Kanna can be together forever.
  • Graceful Loser: After falling to Ichiko and Momiji's combined attack, witnessing his physical body being dissolved, and Kanna's spirit soothing his rage, Ikari finally decides to lay down his arms and order his subordinates to surrender.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He tells Keita to "stay away from his (Ikari's) woman" and erases Ichiko from his memory because he hates to see Kanna's reincarnation being in love with another man.
  • Heel Realization: Once he's finally defeated, Ikari sees where he went wrong when Ichiko lets him have a final conversation with Kanna and he realizes the only thing his efforts to bring Kanna back accomplished was to make her cry over how much her Heroic Sacrifice made him suffer.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: For centuries, he has been burned with guilt over his beloved Kanna performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save his life at the cost of her own.
  • Jerkass: He's become an extremely unpleasant person since Kanna died.
  • The Jinx: Having too much misfortune energy for a human, disaster befell anyone who got close to Ikari. Kanna wasn't affected by it because her large amount of fortune energy countered Ikari's misfortune.
  • Kick the Dog: He wastes no time at all in his first appearance to "kill" Botan in cold blood. Almost everytime he appears or his name is mentioned a dog kicking moment happens almost immediately.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Tanpopo was the first Knight of Cerebus with her brutal beatdowns of unrelated strangers and emotional sadism, but throughout the arc the humor did manage to keep up. However, with Ikari as the villain the story took an uncharacteristically grim turn and gives Ichiko a brief but severe breakdown.
  • Lack of Empathy: As long as he can achieve his goal of reviving Kanna, Ikari has no qualms murdering gods and humans along the way, or even plunging "his woman", Ichiko, into despair.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His face is rather feminine-looking and his hair reaches his feet.
  • Love Makes You Evil: All his villainy is motivated by his love for Kanna and how much he misses her.
  • The Mourning After: Kanna was the love of his life. He can't fall in love with any other woman, not even Kanna's reincarnation Ichiko.
  • Necromantic: He's determined to bring Kanna back to life.
  • Not So Above It All: Even the dead serious Big Bad has his silly moments, mainly using Power Levels speech when comparing himself to the heroes. Keita even points out Ikari is definitely a fan of shounen manga.
  • Pet the Dog: Contrasting the Kick the Dog, upon seeing Ichiko crying at the shattered Botan he says that if she is worth crying over then Ichiko should take care of her and restores the shattered soul gem. Combined, the two add up to someone with skewed but ambiguous values. He still keeps the ribbon that she needs to actually manifest in human form because he wants to keep as much of Kanna's stuff as possible.
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: His black hair turned white as a result of the trauma of losing Kanna.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His hair is about as long as his body.
  • Touched by Vorlons: He became a god after Kanna sacrifices herself by releasing all of her fortune energy to save him.
  • Tragic Keepsake: After disposing of Botan, he holds on to her ribbon form because it was a possession of Kanna. He also keeps Kanna's kimono.
  • Tragic Villain: He was a lonely and terribly unlucky man who only wanted to be by the side of the only woman who ever loved him. By sheer misfortune, that woman died to save his life and inadvertently made him an immortal god in the process. Not bearing to live out eternity without his love, Ikari wants to overwrite Kanna's reincarnation's mind with Kanna's and wipe out the entire population of Butsumetsu City to create a paradise for only him and Kanna.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Kanna once tried to cut Ikari's Barbarian Longhair with a sword and some kids hugged her by surprise, resulting in his current Anime Hair.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: His ultimate plan is to create an ideal garden overflowing with fortune energy and throw it to an alternate dimension where he and a resurrected Kanna can live in everlasting happiness as a God Couple. He intends to turn Butsumetsu City into the garden by using a process of divinification, which will consequently kill all the humans residing the city.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has silvery white hair and he's the Big Bad of the story.

    Natsume 

The Night Blade God and one of Ikari's surbordinates.


  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole by the corner of both eyes.
  • Berserk Button: She already is Ikari's most ruthless associate, but things will really turn grim if you call the former a villain.
  • Boobs of Steel: She officially has the biggest bust in the series (B103!) and is the strongest fighter among Ikari's subordinates.
  • Brutal Honesty: Especially at the unwitting expense of Shaga. And Shaga's chest.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: She admits to never bothering to remember the names and faces of the people she cuts down.
  • Catchphrase: She often follows her sentences with "Because I'm clumsy".
  • Cry Cute: She breaks down in tears when she sees Ikari defeated by Ichiko. This is the most vulnerable she was ever seen.
  • D-Cup Distress: According to her character profile, she hates how it hurts when her chest sways when she's fighting.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's the strongest and most dangerous of Ikari's subordinates, being able to take down several good deities by herself.
  • The Dragon: She acts as Ikari's right-hand man and most powerful enforcer.
  • Evil Wears Black: She dresses all in black and serves as The Dragon to Ikari.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Her fangs are very sharp because of being a snake god and she
  • Floral Theme Naming: Natsume is the Japanese word for jujube or Chinese date, a small deciduous tree native to China.
  • Hellish Pupils: When her anger peaks her human disguise wears thin, giving her sharp fangs and slit pupils.
  • Hero Killer: She kills off many fortune and misfortune gods such as Tanpopo, Konjikihime and Momo'o.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: When Yamabuki exposes her as an impostor of the Fortune God chief Renge, Natsume announces she's acting on Ikari's orders only to immediately mention Ikari told her to not reveal that information to anyone, for which she asks Yamabuki and Ayame to forget what she just said.
  • I Owe You My Life: She feels she owes her entire existence to Ikari as he took her in after her race was driven out of their home by humans.
  • No Indoor Voice: She tends to be depicted as shouting whenever she speaks.
  • Scaled Up: She's a yato-no-kami, a dangerous snake kami that can bring death to entire families. As such, she can take on the form of a giant snake.
  • Oddly Shaped Sword: Wields a seven-branched sword called "Ame no Ohabari".
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears black tights along with her pure black dress.
  • Purple Eyes: She has purple eyes, showcasing her status as a snake deity.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches the back of her knees.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: She's a snake god and The Dragon to the Big Bad.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even if Ikari doesn't seem to realize it, Natsume is fiercely loyal to him and holds him in high regeard.

    Shaga 

The bond severance god and one of Ikari's cohorts.


  • Dark Is Evil: In theory, bond severance gods are supposed to take care of cleaning up messy, failed relationships to spare people pain. They can also help with curing addictions or dieting. Shaga, however, really is a nasty piece of work that takes great pleasure in causing pain.
  • Emotion Control: Shaga's bond severance ability allows her to get rid of all positive attachment one person has to another and replace it with feelings of hatred and scorn.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Shaga is the Japanese name for the flower leopard lily.
  • Jerkass: She gleefully takes pleasure in severing people's bonds, especially Ichiko's. In fact, author's notes reveal that she's responsible for all of Ichiko's terrible relationships while growing up, though at least some would have turned out poorly regardless.
  • Relationship Sabotage: Author's notes reveal that Shaga is responsible for all of Ichiko's terrible relationships while growing up, though at least some would have turned out poorly regardless.

Past Characters

    Kanna 

Ichiko's past life and Botan's original owner.


  • Born Lucky: Like Ichiko, Kanna was a human with an unusually high fortune energy.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Her kind-hearted and helpful nature was what brought some happiness to the unhappy and lonely Ikari.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She died in Ikari's arms.
  • The Drifter: On Ichou's advise, Kanna traveled from village to village spreading her forture energy everywhere she went so she could use it for the sake of helping people.
  • For Happiness: She lived for the sake of making people happy with her fortune energy.
  • Friend to All Children: The children of the village adored her and she often played with them.
  • Hair Decorations: She wore a blue-green cloth as a ribbon that eventually became Botan.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She gave all of her fortune energy to save Ikari from Hanabishi, which resulted in her death.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself for everything Ikari has done in an effort of bringing her back to life.
  • Last Request: In her final moments, she asked Ikari to live on for both of them. At the end of the manga, Ichiko lets Kanna talk to Ikari one last time so she can tell him what she really wanted to ask him before she died: to become happy.
  • Lethal Chef: She's just as bad as Ichiko when she is cooking.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She was the only one who ever made the unfortunate and ostracized Ikari feel accepted and cared for. When she sacrificed her own life to save him, he snapped.
  • The Lost Lenore: She was Ikari's one and only love. Her death made him fall into despair and he has been engineering her reincarnation Ichiko's life as part of a plan to resurrect Kanna.
  • Messianic Archetype: After receiving a talisman from Ichou, she traveled around Japan to spread fortune and happiness to others.
  • Nice Girl: An unfailingly compassionate woman who has time for everybody.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her tragic death sets off events that culminate in the birth of Ichiko.
  • Posthumous Character: She has been dead for centuries by the time the series takes place. She does make a couple of appearances in the present storyline when her reincarnation Ichiko connects with her through their soul, but all information about her comes from the flashbacks of Ikari, Botan and Ichou.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail reached down to about her hips.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: When she died, she apologized to Ikari for breaking her promise to always stay by his side.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While her intentions were noble, the fortune energy she gave to Ikari made him into an immortal god and her death drove him to the depths of despair, which lead to him plotting to use her reincarnation Ichiko as a vessel to resurrect Kanna.
  • Woman in White: She's always seen in a white kimono and her connection to Ichiko is one of the keys of the overachieving plot.
  • Younger than She Looks: She was sixteen at the time of her death, the same age as her reincarnation Ichiko. Her dressing style makes Kanna look a little older, which Ichiko points out.

    Hanabishi 

A young misfortune god who was imprisoned from birth because of her dangerously high misfortune energy. She escaped and become the main catalyst of the events that lead to Kanna's death and Ikari's ascension to a god.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She wore an oversized kimono that she kept open in the front. Although, she had no cleavage to show off since she was a little kid.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was feared by other misfortune gods because of her enormous misfortune energy and they had her locked up since her birth to prevent her from bringing calamity to others.
  • Ax-Crazy: She triggers natural disasters for sheer pleasure and laughs maniacally at the victims of the accidents she causes.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a Hannya mask behind her head, making her look like a Horned Humanoid.
  • Cute and Psycho: When she met Ikari, she asked him to play with her while laughing and jumping like an adorable child. Then she proceeded to break his arm while bursting into insane laughter.
  • Creepy Child: A ten-year-old misfortune god who make scary smiles whenever her misfortune energy killed or hurt people.
  • Death of a Child: She was killed by Ikari when she was ten years old. Given her twisted character, no one felt sorry about her early death.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She's barefoot.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: She died proclaiming her hate for everyone in the world.
  • Enfante Terrible: She was at the tender age of ten when she died and she took twisted pleasure in causing destruction and death with her misfortune energy.
  • Evil Wears Black: She wore an oversized black kimono and she was Ax-Crazy as hell.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Hanabishi is a flower-shaped family crest in Japan.
  • Freudian Excuse: The other misfortune gods had her locked up in a dungeon because her misfortune energy was too dangerous. Enraged at her unfair life, Hanabishi came to take pleasure in the calamity she inevitably causes. She eventually escaped from her prison to go to the human world and destroy random villages.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She's long dead by the time the story takes place, but she was the cause of Kanna's Heroic Sacrifice for Ikari and therefore, of the Big Bad's Start of Darkness.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: The kimono she wore was too big for her and the sleeves were longer than her small arms. This would make her look cute if it wasn't for her sadistic personality.
  • Posthumous Character: She only appears in the flashback of Ikari's past where she's killed by him.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair was almost as long as her body.
  • Sadist: She took great enjoyment out of the suffering her misfortune energy caused to those around her.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's the monster Ikari would become if he decided to use his misfortune to hurt others intentionally as a way to take out his anger at the world.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While she only had short appearances in a flashback, she was the cause of Kanna's Heroic Sacrifice and Ikari's ascension to godhood.
  • Walking Disaster Area: Her mere presence causes landslides and fires.

    Odamaki 

A misfortune god who accompanied Ichou to the human world after Hanabishi escaped. She's the creator of the karma rake and the original owner of the stuffed bear Utsugi, now owned by Ikari.—-

  • Floral Theme Naming: Odamaki is Japanese for fan columbine, symbolizing hypocrisy and grief.
  • Hair Decorations: She wore hairclips to pull up her bangs.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She created the karma rake to steak Hanabishi's overwhelming misfortune energy for her own benefit. Ikari ended up using the same karma rake to absorb Odamaki's fortune energy, killing her.
  • Posthumous Character: She's been dead for centuries by the time the story takes place thanks to Ikari.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Seeing her making this expression was what let Ikari know she was up to no good.
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