Characters from Blood-C.
An upbeat, cheerful, and kind girl who trains under her father as a miko and is a very skilled sword fighter. Those outside of her family are oblivious to her duty as a hunter of Furukimono, or monsters that inhabit the town.
- Action Dress Rip: Saya rips off part of her school skirt and turns it into an Eyepatch of Power in episode 12.
- Action Girl: Any scene of her fighting the Elder Bairns can tell you this.
- Adaptational Species Change: In the anime, she is implied to be a human/Elder Bairn hybrid, just like Saya from The Last Vampire is a dhampire (which is presumably the same thing in this universe). In the novelization of the series, however, Saya is explicitly said to be not a half Elder Bairn like Tadayoshi, but "a relative of the Elder Bairns, who was abandoned from another world", and it's speculated her different traits are due to having been fed with breastmilk instead of blood.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her true personality fits this to a T.
- Anti Heroine: Becomes one by episode 12.
- Badass Adorable: Despite going on missions to kill monsters she's an otherwise sweet and charming young high school girl. Though this fades once she gets her memories back.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Close-up during the OP. Averted in the Last Dark where her nipples are clearly seen when bathing.
- Berserk Button: Before and after her life was revealed to be a lie, she responds with noticeable anger against those who harm her friends. After becoming the The Stoic, Fumito is the only one who can get her show blatant rage.
- Boobs of Steel: Sports quite the rack and is the only half-human female who's capable of fighting.
- Break the Cutie: Let's just say the second half is not very kind to her.
- Broken Bird: In Blood-C: The Last Dark.
- Chaste Heroine: Other than some implied interest in one of her classmates, she has no romantic relationships.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: In the first episode, her classmates say she is usually late for school because she goes to help lost children and grandmas and pick up trash.
- Cool Sword: Her mother's sword.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: For much of the series, she comes across as being completely inept at saving people from the monsters. Then you find out it's because she subconsciously doesn't care but could, in a heartbeat, if she truly felt like it.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Acts frequently air-headed and keeps falling face-first while running. Though it's not a part of her true personality.
- Cuteness Proximity: Whenever she sees the dog she feels the need to stop and pet him.
- Daddy's Girl: She's very close to her fake father.
- Everyone Has Standards: Upon regaining her memories and returning to her cold and stoic personality, the sight of Nono's real death is brutal enough to make even her feel squeamish.
- Eye Scream: Aside of, you know, having half her head blown off by Fumito. Subverted in the movie, where it has been restored from before.
- Failure Heroine: Taken to a gruesome extreme.
- Fake Memories: Most everything Saya remembers that isn't from a flashback is fake.
- Freakiness Shame: Implied. In the anime, she flinches and looks absolutely heartbroken when Tokizane calls her a monster. In the movie, one of Fumito's soldiers calls her a freak, to which she responds with a very charged "shut up!"
- Girlish Pigtails: She has very long black hair tied in paigtails.
- Girl Next Door: To Fumito.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: She usually has Tareme Eyes, but in her Let's Get Dangerous! moments they become Tsurime Eyes.
- Healing Factor: She has healing factor can slowly regenerate from her serious injures. Even her left eye has been completely restored in Blood C The Last Dark.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her established klutziness, Saya is REALLY good at sports.
- Humanoid Abomination: She's actually half Elder Bairn.
- Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Subverted; she does not hunt her own kind for any honorable, heroic or moral reasons. The only reason that she hunts them at all is only due to an unknown pact made long ago that forbids her from killing or devouring humans. If she could, she would have no quarrel with them.
- Of course, this is all according to Fumito, who is far from a reliable narrator. He speculates that Saya was tricked into some sort of pact to keep her from killing humans. However, Saya herself seems to have something of an affinity for them, as in the movie multiple characters point out, her Only Friend is a human girl Saya keeps going out of her way to save. Saya even shields her from an Elder Bairn at one point, taking a hit in her place that, while not lethal, was obviously painful, and going out of her way to assure Mana that it wasnt her fault. Many people note that for all her prickly, standoffish exterior, if Saya truly didnt care, she could easily have left Mana behind to die several times.
- I Just Wantto Have Friends: Heavily implied. After Fumito dies in the movie, Saya wonders aloud why she is always alone.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: As part of her "game" with Fumito.
- Late for School: Usually because she sees a puppy she wants to pet...
- Magic Skirt: Tossed, flying through the air, feet first.
- Miko: Obviously, being the town's local shrine maiden.
- Missing Mom: Her mother died when she was a child. Or so she thinks.
- Mysterious Past: Judging for the flashbacks and their voice-overs, before the events of the series Saya worked for the United States government, presumably as an Elder Bairn hunter. The Demonic Moonlight manga confirms it.
- Nice Girl: Saya is a bright, cheerful, kind, and al friendly person to everyone and everything around her. However, It is later revealed that she is far from this.
- Nominal Heroine: In Blood-C: The Last Dark (and quite possibly the show itself), Saya only sides with SIRRUT to further her quest for vengeance against Fumito.
- Not So Stoic: Whenever Fumito is involved Saya completely looses her cool and fly's into an uncontrollable, homicidal rage.
- Oblivious to Love: As the twins point out, she really can't tell when a guy is interested in her.
- Petthe Dog: The movie might be described as an extended Petthe Dog moment for Saya, at least when shes not raging against Fumito. Saya takes an unusually active roll with Mana. Not only does she save the girl, and always make sure shes safe, but Saya also comforts her over her fathers death. There is even a moment where, after Saya takes a hit that would have eviscerated the young girl, Saya shows Mana her Healing Factor, so she wont feel guilty about Saya getting hurt.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has the qualities and is noted to be quite attractive. In fact, once she's revealed to be part Elder Bairn, her teacher comments on her inhuman beauty.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Usually means she's going to kick some ass or drink blood.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She "loves" Fumito because he's a Nice Guy.
Saya's father and the priest at the shrine where he and Saya reside.
- All There in the Manual: The manga Demonic Moonlight shows his past as an Elder Bairn hunter named Kagekiri.
- Birds of a Feather: Non-romantic example. His half-human nature made him sympathize and get along with Saya.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: While under the influence of Saya's blood during their fight in episode 12.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Elder Bairn, just like Saya.
- Panthera Awesome: His One-Winged Angel form looks something out of ThunderCats.
- The Stoic: His personality; he shows little to no emotion.
Saya's neighbor and the owner of Guimauve, a coffee shop near Saya's home. Actually the current leader of secret organization Tower and mastermind of the series's events.
- Ambiguously Human: His eyes flash red just like Saya's in the third trailer of the movie The Last Dark, hinting at this. Effectively, he is revealed to have tried to become an Elder Bairn like her before starting his experiments.
- Anti-Villain: All the deaths, deception and betrayal of the series happened because he wanted to save Saya from a fate of starvation due to the extinction of the Elder Bairns, her only source of food.
- Berserk Button: Betrayal. Turning on him is a one-way ticket to being Elder Bairns chow, as Tokizane and the twins gruesomely find out.
- Big Bad: He set up the entire town as part of a "game" with Saya.
- Bastard in Sheep's Clothing: That nice cafe owner is a royal douchebag.
- Dissonant Serenity: Not matter what happens around Saya, he is always serene and kind. Not even when he drops his facade.
- Driven to Suicide: Stabs himself with Saya's sword upon failing at all of his goals: he was incapable of being the same as Saya, he could not enable her to feed on humans, and his attempts of making new Elder Bairns for her to feed on failed.
- The Dulcinea Effect: In a strict sense: despite being in charge of the covenant between humans and Elder Bairns in Japan, he became passionately fixated on saving a half-Elder Bairn who worked for the United States government and who didn't even know him in the first place.
- Expy: Of Solomon Goldsmith from Blood+, both in looks and personality. Also, much like Goldsmith, Fumito acts out of love for Saya, and is also inhuman.
- Human Resources: His first goal is to create Elder Bairns from humans so that Saya, who refuses to feast on humans and instead feasts in her own kind, would never run out of her food supply. As it failed, he instead tried to make her feed on humans.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: He gets away for all the atrocities he committed in the TV series. However, in the movie, he is unable to get exactly what he wanted in the first place which is to restore Saya's ability to feed on humans and to be with her forever. In the end, Fumito never gets the girl who he loved.
- Love Makes You Evil: Everything he did was for Saya, even if it was because of his own obsessive love for her.
- Manipulative Bastard: Was responsible for everything involving the experiment on Saya.
- Nice Guy: Or so he seems.
- No Body Left Behind: His body turns to ash after he stabs himself with Saya's sword.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: So long as you don't betray him he'll give you exactly what you want. As Yuka was the only one smart enough to understand.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Controls the Mega-Corp Seventh Heaven (called Nanahara Group in the anime's novelization) and the Ancient Conspiracy Tower.
- Self-Made Orphan: Kills both his and his cousin's family.
- Transhuman: He tried to become a being like Saya in order to be with her, but he failed.
- Walking Spoiler: The biggest one in a cast full of them.
- Yandere: For Saya.
Nono and Nene Motoe
Two wacky twin sisters who are Saya's schoolmates.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Implied pimps, and complete jerks.
- Creepy Twins: After dropping the facade.
- Eviler Than Thou: While both are bad, Nono is much worse than Nene, first willingly letting herself be possessed by an Elder Bairn in order to slaughter people and fake her death, then later betrays Nene and leaves her to die in order to save herself.
- Genki Girl: Both of them are highly energetic. This is actually not an act, and part of their real personalities.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Nono gets caught by an Elder Bairn, held upside down via her legs and split apart like a wishbone
- Identical Twin ID Tag: The braid in their hair is the only way to tell them apart - Nene's is on the right side of her face and Nono's is on the left.
- Metronomic Man Mashing: Nene gets smashed into a pulp on the pavement. Almost a mercy kill in comparison to her sister's fate...
- Karmic Death: Could be said for Nono, as she knocks Nene to the ground to try to save her own hide. While they both die, her death is more drawn out and painful, whereas Nene dies the fastest out of anyone there. Also there's the fact that Nono is torn in half...a fitting punishment for betraying Nene, her other "half".
- Noodle Incident: We learn that they did something REAL bad in the past and they were jailed for it. We get a clue in episode 12 when they say that the fake uniforms are cute and that they should get a bunch for "the girls" to wear. This suggests they were pimping out a bunch of girls and got caught for it.
- Single-Minded Twins: They frequently do this but it's mostly an act.
- Synchronization: Often speak in unison.
- Theme Twin Naming: Their names are basically the same, you just have to interchange the Os with Es or vice versa. Of course, it's not their real names.
- Trickster Twins: The Reveal paints them as this.
- Twincest: They seem about ready to kiss each other as a demonstration to Saya in episode 2.
- With Friends Like These...: Turns out that in Episode 12, Nono's love for Nene was not as genuine as it seemed seeing as she easily elbows her own twin in the face to the ground and uses her as bait in an attempt to escape from Cerberus to save her own skin. It doesn't work.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Trying to cross the boss gets them this treatment.
A mature classmate of Saya's who often has lunch with her.
- Karma Houdini: Never receives any form of punishment for her involvement with the "Truman Show" Plot, and even becomes Governor of Tokyo during Blood-C: The Last Dark, exactly as she planned for.
- Older Than She Looks: She's 28 years old, to be exact, but can pass as a high school student.
- Only Sane Woman: The most down to earth of the group and often scoffs at the others' antics, particularly Saya and the twins. She's still this after the reveal, being the only actor who was smart enough to not betray their employer.
- Opportunistic Bastard: Implied, much more heavily in the stage play. Fumito dies and she is seen revoking the Youth Ordinance Bill, probably just for the sake of good publicity.
- Sole Survivor: The only member of the group who wasn't dumb enough to betray Fumito, and not being a townie Red Shirt, is what keeps her from meeting the rest of the towns fate. This is lampshaded by Fumito himself.
The class president. He has a crush on Saya.
- Becoming the Mask: He was told to pretend that he loved Saya... and fell in love for real.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Tokizane's Veronica and is ultimately the one who ends up genuinely falling for her...fatally.
- Class Representative: His role in the class.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Saya.
- Dying Declaration of Love: To Saya.
- The Mole: According to Kuroto in Blood-C: The Last Dark, he was sent in as a spy.
- Punished for Sympathy: Is gunned down by a soldier not even half a second after trying to help Saya.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: The only decent participant in the "Truman Show" Plot.
- Taking the Bullet: The reason he died is that he took a mortal blow in Saya's place.
- Token Good Teammate: He's the only one of the "main cast" who's actually concerned about Saya.
A quiet classmate who harbors a secret interest in Saya.
- The Aloner: Is often seen on his own and is slightly disliked by the other students due to his aloof personality. How genuine this trait is compared to the others' quirks is anyone's guess.
- Betty and Veronica: He's the Veronica to Itsuki's Betty and Saya's Archie or at least he acted like it.
- Bastard in Sheep's Clothing: Like everyone else around Saya, his behavior towards her is a complete facade.
- Decoy Protagonist: His aloof-nature, notable absences from school, and slowly building relationship with Saya (to the point where he is the first classmate to learn of her double life) make Tokizane out to be more important than he actually is. Even after the reveal of the entire cast being actors, we actually learn the least about him when compared to his cohorts.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: What he appeared to be at first. Anti-social? Check. Usually late for class? Mmm-hmm. Appearing to not give a damn despite his faked crush on Saya? Oh yeah. He was really milking the feigned bad-boy stereotype.
- Off with His Head!: Thanks to a Giant Foot of Stomping from an Elder Bairn.
- Only in It for the Money: And his greedy nature bites him in the end.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He tried to pull this by helping reveal the ruse of the show too soon in the hopes that he would get his payment for his services as promised and be able to escape the high maintenance risk of being eaten by the Elder Bairns.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Comes off like this all the time. But it's really just to attract Saya's attention.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Cue the beheading.
- You Monster!!: Straight up refers to Saya as a monster and a freak, and even goes so far as to say that she's one of the reasons he wants to leave the show so badly.
Saya's homeroom teacher.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is pretty quick to change personalities when she ends the experiment and treats Saya as nothing but a prize and research subject.
- For Science!: She only agreed to Fumito's "game" for the opportunity to experiment on people and Elder Bairns.
- Hot Teacher: Boy, howdy...
- Psycho Lesbian: She appears to have a twisted attraction to Saya, outright groping her in episode 11.
- The Starscream: Willingly betrayed Fumito and gave Saya her memories back for her own ambition of exposing Saya to the world and making sure all the research and hard work she did wouldn't go to waste.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She managed to survive the Elder Bairn that Fumito had tried to kill her, only to end up dying at the hands of Tadayoshi's Elder Bairn side.
- They Called Me Mad!: Brought up during her Motive Rant and considering the lows she stooped to make Saya her research subject, they were probably right.
An internet mogul who leads the SIRRUT organization against Fumito.
- Genius Cripple: Wheelchair bound, but head of the number one IT venture company Sysnet. Actually an Evil Cripple.
- Mole in Charge: He actually works for Fumito and is actually his cousin who joined Fumito as part of a plan to kill each other's families and use the power of the Tower to take control of the world.
A 17-year-old hacker and member of SIRRUT.
- Achilles in His Tent: Shes the best hacker SIRRUT has, but losing her father has caused her to withdraw from the team. Its only when Saya shows that she gets over her issues enough to once again go after Fumito.
- Ambiguously Gay: She is never explicitly said to be a lesbian, but she becomes attracted to Saya in a very obviously romantic way.
- Birdsofa Feather: With Saya. Mana realizes that part of the reason she wants to be around Saya all the time is that she intuitively recognizes her as a kindred spirit. Namely, their both hurting heroes who lost people they loved, and feel responsible for it.
- Brainy Brunette: Has brown-haired and knows a lot about computers.
- Broken Bird: She tried to help her father get a lead on Fumito, but ended up sending him to his death. Needless to say, shes in pieces about her apparent roll in her fathers death.
- Morality Pet: She acts as the moral crutch for Saya due to her experience of losing her father.
SIRRUT's driving expert.
- Japanese Delinquents: Gives the vibe, always wearing combat boots and a headband.
A young member of SIRRUT and Mana's former classmate.
- Nerd Glasses: The nerdiest member of SIRRUT, in fact.
A 13 year-old hacker and SIRRUT's youngest member.
- Gender-Blender Name: Hiro is almost always a male name in Japan.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A sweet blonde girl.
- Handy Feet: She is skilled at typing with her toes, and even wears toe socks to ease it.
- Kiddie Kid: Not overtly, but she is sensitive and whimsical, likes cute things, and it seems other SIRRUT members see her as an Adorably Precious Child. It only increases considering she canonically shares universe with girls like Kohane Tsuyuri.
- Older Than They Look: Slightly. She is 13, technically a teenager, but you are forgiven if you thought she was around 10.
- Playful Hacker: She seems to spend as much time goofing around in internet as hacking for SIRRUT.
Kuroto's secretary in Sysnet and right hand in SIRRUT.
Head of security for Seventh Heaven and Tower.
- An Arm and a Leg: Gets an arm chopped by Saya.
- The Brute: For Fumito.
- Corporate Samurai: Literally: he works for a corporation and wears a samurai outfit when fighting.
- Empowered Badass Normal: A human fighter enhanced with Nanahara-style magic.
- Hellhound: His Elder Bairn form.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns into an Elder Bairn in order to try to defeat Saya.
- Sword and Gun: Uses both.
- Tattooed Crook: Sports a yakuza-like tatoo in his neck.
An unusual puppy with strange marks on his body who is usually seen near Saya, who finds that it can actually speak.
- Ambiguously Human: He does everything but saying outright that his dog form is actually some sort of disguise. An avatar, in fact, for Kimihiro Watanuki.
- Deadpan Snarker: Though not exaggeratedly, he does react to Saya's denseness.
- Facial Markings: Has three marks in his forehead.
- Mentor Mascot: Acts as somewhat of this to Saya, leading her to ask herself important questions.
- Shout-Out: He states he owns a shop where wishes are granted, hinting at the possibility of being Kimihiro Watanuki from CLAMP series ×××HOLiC (who Jun, Todd and Jordi also voiced). This eventually becomes true in the movie.
- Talking Animal: He's a small dog who regularly converses with Saya. Subverted when it's revealed that he's simply a medium used by Watanuki to communicate.
The Elder Bairns (The Furukimono)
A race of ancient creatures that feed on humans in Japan.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Fumito had them imbued with Saya's blood and some special magic so he could control when they would attack.
- I'm a Humanitarian: They must eat humans to survive. For this reason, a covenant was made between them and man to ensure humanity wouldn't be wiped out.
- Our Vampires Are Different: While not outright evident, as they usually eat their prey whole, it seems that blood is their most nutritious part for them. In fact, Saya, a half-Elder Bairn, only feeds on blood.
An American military investigator sent to investigate some gruesome murders in the Yokohama base in Japan in 1946. He appears in the manga Demonic Moonlight.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Inverted; compared to the original David from Blood: The Last Vampire, who was Saya's handler, this version of him is much less important to Saya's past given that she served a different U.S. agent.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Unlike the previous incarnations of David who was Saya's handler and is close to her, this David is never an acquaintance to Saya and only meets her due to working for another US agent.
- Age Lift: The David from Blood looked to be in his sixties at the movie's time, which takes place in 1966. This version of him, however, was born in 1920 according to his grave, making him comparatively younger.
- Butt-Monkey: Noted by the wisecracking Kagekiri.
- Death by Adaptation: The manga reveals he exists in the Blood-C universe, making him the only canonical character from Blood: The Last Vampire aside from Saya. However, he dies at the end of the manga due to old age.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: He dies at the end of the manga, but aside from his friend Kagekiri/Tadayoshi visiting his grave before encountering Fumito, he is never remembered again.
- Life Will Kill You: He died of old age in an unrevealed year after the Turn of the Millennium.
- Muggles: Although he is swiftly put to work along with Elder Bairn hunter Kagekiri (as well as his colleague Lucy and her own hunter, Saya), he initially ignores the existence of these creatures.
- Odd Friendship: Ends up developing one with Kagekiri.