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This page lists the main characters from the Corpse Party series, first introduced in the PC-98 game. Return to the main character page for Corpse Party here.

Warning!! Due to the nature of this series, there will be a lot of Death Tropes and spoiler tropes. Spoilers will be unmarked and detailed gruesome notes can be found within this page. You Have Been Warned.

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The Five Students

  • Action Survivor: All of them have to think quick, or improvise on defending themselves in order to live and escape Heavenly Host. In fact, they're the only ones that made it out alive until Blood Drive.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: With the exception of Yoshiki, the rest of them had pretty normal lives prior to the series' start. By the time Blood Drive occurs, everything they've faced up to that point has become this for them. With how things turned out, this might be more notably aimed towards Ayumi and Yoshiki; they both practically get the worst kind of ending out of everyone.
  • Death by Adaptation: It can range from Satoshi, Yuka, and Yoshiki in the Tortured Souls OVA, Satoshi, Yuka, and Naomi, with the hinted possibly of Yoshiki and Ayumi not too far behind in the Corpse Party: Musume manga, to various characters in the light novels.
  • Demonic Possession: Depends on the installment, but the only one so far who hasn't succumbed to this is Satoshi Mochida.
  • Despair Event Horizon: All of them can fall into this if on the way to a bad ending. Sometimes in the main storyline it can be inevitable for one of them to cross this. Should any of them do so while trapped inside Heavenly Host, the darkening can cause them to be Brainwashed and Crazy. It usually never ends well.
  • Driven to Suicide: It varies from adaption to situation, but most of them will cross this if they've had enough. You can avoid these, but others will still at least attempt it. Sometimes, they'll succeed.
  • Kid Hero: None of them are even in their final year of high school, let alone Yuka who is fourteen years old. The oldest out of them are Satoshi, Yoshiki, and Ayumi, who are all seventeen.
  • Sanity Slippage: Any of them can fall into this if not careful, thus getting locked into a bad ending. This can sometimes even be inevitable, and you can only do your best not to let it end horrifyingly.
  • Trauma Conga Line: As you keep going farther into the main storyline, the horrors they all witness only continue to go From Bad to Worse. Poor kids have no choice but to keep moving forward, even when they're being continuously broken and are this close to crossing the Despair Event Horizon.

    Satoshi Mochida 

Satoshi Mochida

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

An Ordinary High-School Student at Kisaragi Academy, Satoshi serves as the main protagonist (though the others get their time in the spotlight, especially from Blood Covered on). Generally a Nice Guy, he tends to get picked on a bit by his classmates due to his fear of ghost stories.

  • An Arm and a Leg: In Tortured Souls, he gives his own paper scrap to Naomi and uses Kizami's for himself. After he, Naomi, and Ayumi perform the ritual, the scene cuts to Naomi and Ayumi sitting back in the classroom, each holding one of Satoshi's severed arms.
  • The Artifact: He was clearly the center in the original PC-98 game, unquestionably The Protagonist; come the Blood Covered continuity and Satoshi’s importance becomes smaller in the face of the expanded background on the occult and witchcraft, Ayumi’s area of focus, directing the spotlight towards her.
  • Badass Boast: His first appearance in the game has him, without a trace of fear, say he will rescue everyone. Which is pretty badass for a guy who was shaking from scary stories earlier and is stuck in Heavenly Host.
  • Big Brother Instinct: A very strong case towards his sister Yuka.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: He attracts the attention of Naomi, Ayumi, his sister Yuka, Yui, Tohko, Kuon, and Satsuki. But he is, of course, Oblivious to Love as per the trope.
  • Cowardly Lion: Yes, he's terrified. That doesn't stop him from doing everything in his power to find a way out for his sister, his friends, and himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In Book of Shadows he and Yui have a lot of snark to snark battles. He wasn't one in Blood Covered, but that's justified given the horrifying situation he was in.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the Tortured Souls OVA and in Corpse Party: Musume.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Yuka, naturally. Failing this can push him over the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was clearly the main character in PC-98, not only being The Hero but also being the only guaranteed survivor. Not only is Ayumi the main character by Blood Drive, but he also kicks the bucket in several adaptations.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Corpse Party: Musume, Yuka dies and he lets himself be killed to be with her.
  • Empty Shell: What he ends up as in the Victim's Memoirs Wrong End, after a disorienting sequence where he's thoroughly lobotomised.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the OVA. The fate of all Heavenly Host victims results in them suffering the pain they endured at the time of death for all eternity. Satoshi willingly gives Naomi his Sachiko scrap to provide her a way out, deciding to use Kizami's scrap for himself. His body's straight-up gone, with the only remnants being his arms. Taken to its worst conclusion, Satoshi's soul is gonna have to live with the pain of his body being eradicated for all of eternity.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Being from a timeline in which Yui Shishido was his teacher, Satoshi has no memories of Kuon Niwa, even though she's been in love with him since the day they met.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: At the end of the OVA, and not even half.
  • The Hero: Although in Blood Covered his chapter is in the middle of the game; every chapter before his has the characters fall deeper and deeper in trouble. When he first appears, he acts like a badass and his appearance is when the characters start to find a way to get out of there. The other characters also treat him as the leader.
  • Heroic BSoD: If Yuka or Naomi die.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He willingly gave Naomi his scrap in the OVA, not knowing what would happen to him if he used a scrap from another group. It ends with him literally torn to pieces.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Yoshiki are this. Blood Drive reveals that Yoshiki only started regularly attending school because Satoshi walked him there every day.
  • Hyper-Awareness:
    • Displays quite a bit of this in Blood Drive when he sees Yoshiki geared up to go to Heavenly Host under the guise of going hiking. By gauging his reactions when he mentions Heavenly Host, Ayumi, and the paper charm in his backpack, he figures out Yoshiki's true intentions. Yoshiki even refers to it as Satoshi's primal instincts.
    • In Blood Covered, when he finds a toilet for Yuka, he asks which one she's going for, so he can measure the amount of time she takes before he figures out something is wrong.
  • Idiot Ball: In the Tortured Souls OVA, he leaves Yuka to do her business, and lets Sachiko, a ghost girl among ghost children who are known to slaughter everyone, go along with her. If this isn't bad enough, he goes inside and tells her to "scream if she needs anything". Guess three times if this happens.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters in the whole game. No wonder the ladies love him.
  • No Hero to His Valet: He is thought of as the leader of the group; the only one to challenge this is Naomi, who he's probably known the longest besides his sister.
  • Oblivious to Love: And, well, you can't really blame the guy: Naomi is such an extreme Tsundere that she practically comes off as emotionally abusive towards him, so it'd make sense that he wouldn't be able to see that she's in love with him. He does have a Love Epiphany with regards to Naomi in one ending. It's not in the True End, though.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason for his harem.
  • Standardized Leader: He can come across as a very bland everyman in contrast to the rest of the cast since he's so stable and normal.
  • Unwanted Harem: He doesn't notice it exists most of the time, but when he does he seems confused and uncomfortable.
  • The Bus Came Back: He reappears in Dead Patient, where he ends up getting involved in the incident because he was visiting his ill mother in the hospital.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He isn't a fan of horror stories, so of course he ended up with a Class Rep who adores telling them, exposing his phobias for all to see and mock. Then they end up being dragged into one...
  • You Are Worth Hell: Towards Naomi. If she loses her piece of the charm, he says he'll stay with her. As well as in Book of Shadows, when he is put in a time loop. Instead of leaving when the others refuse to listen to him, he decides to do the charm again, as he is the only one who can save everyone.

    Naomi Nakashima 

Naomi Nakashima

Voiced by: Rina Sato

Naomi's known Satoshi ever since they were kids, and loves exploiting the fact that she knows all his weaknesses. However, she does this to try and hide her feelings for him, in typical Tsundere fashion.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: She tends to drive Satoshi away with her extreme Tsundere attitude.
  • Alliterative Name: Naomi Nakashima.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She gets possessed by the darkness in Heavenly Host Elementary and ends up killing Seiko while under its influence. This can trigger a Despair Event Horizon in one of the Wrong Ends.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Not only her feelings for Satoshi, but also the guilt she feels immediately after lashing out at Seiko. If she tries to apologize, she's hardly even able to get the words out, and neither she nor Seiko feel any better. In Book of Shadows, she actually has a coughing fit.
  • Cassandra Truth: In Book of Shadows, her mother doesn't believe anything she says about Seiko, since her existence was erased upon her death in Heavenly Host.
  • Dead All Along: As revealed in the last chapter of Corpse Party: Musume.
  • Death by Adaptation: In Corpse Party: Musume. She ends up becoming Sachiko's replacement.
  • Depending on the Artist: Naomi is apparently a curvalicious girl, with big breasts and a big butt, although this only really comes up to view depending on who’s drawing her; this is mostly evident in her design for Musume and the promotional art made by a guest artist, not those in-game, for Blood Drive. Other times this is only brought up during conversations, not quite matching with her in-game design whose bosom only seems slightly bigger than Seiko.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In Chapter 5. Your choices determine what happens to her: either a message from Seiko will eventually convince her that Seiko doesn't hate her and she rejoins the group, or she goes crazy and charges at the group while dragging Seiko's body behind her.
  • Disappeared Dad: Only her mom is made clear to be in her life.
  • Driven to Suicide: Eventually, the horrors of the school push her past the breaking point and she tries to hang herself. Talking her down is necessary for that chapter's True End.
  • Eye Scream:
    • One of her eyes is cursed in Blood Drive, giving her excruciating pain but also granting her the ability to see spirits.
    • She later stabs the cursed eye with an arrowhead to prevent Sachi from choking Satoshi to death.
  • Fatal Flaw: Not only is she unable to bring herself to confess her feelings, she tends to take out her frustrations verbally on everyone around her. Even when she knows it won't help anything, she can't stop herself.
  • Hartman Hips: And Seiko will constantly remind Naomi of them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the PC-98 version, she may do this in order to save Yuka. Sadly, this locks you into an ending that makes this a Senseless Sacrifice.
  • Hidden Depths: In-universe example in the PC-98 version. Everyone present is surprised that Naomi can play the piano and is apparently very good at it. It doesn't get any other mention in any subsequent games, however.
  • Honor Before Reason: Why she tried to revive everyone in Book of Shadows.
  • Informed Attribute: Blood Covered's character guide gives Naomi the characteristic of being Satoshi's Lancer, but she spends too much time crying over Seiko to fill out this role. The role of the Lancer goes to Ayumi instead, who doubles as The Smart Girl.
  • Maybe Ever After: The True Ending in PC-98, where she has some alone time with Satoshi in their classroom and she invites him to come over to her place and see her play the piano.
  • My Greatest Failure: She feels that if she hadn't taken out all her frustrations on Seiko, they wouldn't have separated and Seiko wouldn't have died. She tries to rectify this after being given the chance to do so in Book of Shadows. She succeeds, but Seiko freaks out (as it turns out, Naomi was Brainwashed and Crazy and tried to kill her) and runs away from her, headlong into a Death Trap. At this point, Naomi is forced to accept that saving Seiko at all is impossible.
  • Parting Words Regret: Naomi splits up with Seiko shortly after the two get into an argument. The next time she sees Seiko, she's hanging by the neck in a bathroom stall. Considering it was Naomi's fault they split up in the first place, she feels pretty bad about it. She later finds out that she was the one who did that to her, albeit whilst possessed.
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: Sorta. She's known Satoshi since seventh grade.
  • Screw Destiny: Her attitude in Book of Shadows, both in the "World Loop" chapters and the chapter following Blood Covered's True Ending. By the end of "Engraved Seal", this becomes You Can't Fight Fate.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: In the beginning of Book of Shadows, and at the end of the Tortured Souls OVA.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Ayumi's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Behind her tomboyish demeanor is a more girlish side that likes shopping and grooming as much as other average girls.
  • Tsundere: A typical tsun-tsun; this is Deconstructed, as it feeds into her Fatal Flaw.
  • Twisted Ankle: Suffers from one after a bad landing, making it hard for her to get around at first.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Her Fatal Flaw is a heavy driving force here towards Satoshi.

    Ayumi Shinozaki 

Ayumi Shinozaki

Voiced by: Asami Imai

The Class Rep for 2-9, Ayumi is bright, cheerful, and absolutely loves scary stuff. Creepy stories, strange rituals... she loves them all, and can't resist taking advantage of her position to draw her classmates into her games. Especially Satoshi, since he's so funny when he's freaked out...!

  • Axe-Crazy:
    • In the Wrong Ends where she is possessed and you don't snap her out of it. She might shove Yoshiki down the stairs so hard his skull cracks, stab Satoshi with a pair of scissors, beat Naomi to death with her bare hands...
    • In the Corpse Party: Musume manga, towards the end, she really loses it. She first brings up the subject of murder and black magic to Yoshiki as they're walking home. When Yoshiki tells her that killing anyone for any reason is wrong, she snaps at him and starts calling him out. Once he brings her home to calm down, it only gets worse. He leaves her alone for one minute to come back to find her using a pen to injury herself, and then stabs herself in front of Yoshiki repeatedly with an insane look; tearing up her arm with a pair of scissors.
  • Big "NO!": At the end of Book of Shadows, her sister gets her head chopped off right in front of her. Ayumi lets out a scream leading up to the ending credits of the game.
  • Big Sister Instinct: To Yuki Kanno, and to a certain extent the other children who were victims of the 1973 Heavenly Host Elementary kidnapping and murder case.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Book of Shadows ends with her drenched in the blood of her sister after her head explodes whilst hugging Ayumi in the aftermath of a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She gets possessed fairly often, and if you make the wrong choices, you end up with Wrong Ends where she kills one of the others.
  • Break the Cutie: Her sister's death and the events of the Heavenly Host saga do this to Ayumi.
  • Breakout Character: The Blood Covered continuity gives Ayumi greater focus and importance to the plot than she originally did in the PC-98 original. It gets to the point where the events leading up to Blood Drive and the game itself has her at the center of everything, pretty much becoming the Deuteragonist. It's gotten so strong that Ayumi has basically replaced Satoshi as the main character.
  • Child Hater: Inverted; she doesn't seem to trust adults too much, besides Yui.
  • Class Representative: She is one for her class, and is frequently referred to as class president ("iincho") in Blood Covered.
  • Cool Big Sis: Has two (Hinoe and Ms. Yui) and is one to Yuka and Yuki Kanno.
  • Cute Witch: In Book of Shadows, we learn she is descended from a family that really had magic powers. Her older sister is a Hot Witch instead.
  • Damsel in Distress: So much, but she gets better by the prologue of Blood Drive.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It looks she still hasn't gotten over it by Dead Patient, to the point where she has been shown to be in an Angst Coma.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the novels, she becomes the new Sachiko of Heavenly Host.
  • Demonic Possession/Grand Theft Me: Her latent psychic powers attract spirits to her, but because she hasn't learned to control them yet, she is easily subject to possession. In the prologue of Blood Drive, she gets a lot better with resisting it.
  • Does Not Like Men: Except Satoshi, because she feels that she can trust him.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Whenever she goes through Demonic Possession. She also has this at the end of Blood Drive and in Dead Patient to signify how much the series' events have traumatized her.
  • Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: If she's possessed or taken over by the darkening.
  • Fatal Flaw: From Book of Shadows onwards, she tends to think solely about what she wants to do at the time, but she fails to plan ahead for the possible risks. In Book of Shadows, her attempt at reviving Mayu without proper research on how the Book of Shadows works not only gives Mayu a severe case of Came Back Wrong, but also nearly gets her and Naomi killed, if not for Hinoe's interference... which causes her to be beheaded in front of Ayumi instead. Following that, in Blood Drive she is set on going back to Heavenly Host with the same goals as before, as well as intending to retrieve the Book of Shadows from there. Only she, again, doesn't have any sort of plan at all, which Yoshiki points out. She ends up disregarding Yoshiki's concerns and goes to Heavenly Host with someone whose attitude is like a huge Obviously Evil neon sign flashing over his head. Her tendency to do this even gets her trapped in Heavenly Host with no hope of ever escaping in a wrong end.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Whenever she has to overcome Demonic Possession or being Brainwashed by the darkening.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In the manga, she's shown to have had this hairstyle since she was a little kid.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's not happy that Satoshi likes Naomi instead of her, and can act aggressively towards Naomi over it. She even kills Naomi in one Wrong End because of it (although Naomi gets the last laugh).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices herself to the Book of Shadows, which restores everyone's knowledge of her deceased friends' existence in exchange for wiping out her own from her friends' memories.
  • Honor Before Reason: Why she decides to go back to Heavenly Host Elementary in Blood Covered and why she tried to revive her friends in Book of Shadows. The former worked out well for the surviving characters. The latter... not so much.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Over and over and over. Despite the fact that she kicked off the horrific events of the first game, she refuses to consider how dangerous dark magic is, which gets a lot of people killed.
  • It's All About Me: As demonstrated under Fatal Flaw, she has a tendency to care more about her own goals than anything else, which repeatedly gets other people hurt or killed. During a Wrong End in Corpse Party, she destroys Naomi's paper scrap out of petty jealousy due to the latter being closer to Satoshi than she is, then has the gall to demand the one Naomi was given to replace it. She gets it after gleefully murdering Naomi, but she winds up being trapped herself... for good.
  • The Lancer: Naomi's supposed to be The Lancer to Satoshi, but she's too broken for it to work, so Ayumi takes the role as well as doubling as The Smart Girl.
  • The Load: She gets possessed quite a bit, though she is better able to resist it in Blood Drive.
  • Love Makes You Crazy:
    • In one of the bad endings Ayumi's love for Satoshi is twisted by the Darkness and she becomes a full on Yandere. She burns Naomi's paper scrap, then beats her to death. While covered in blood, she laughs and praises herself. Though Naomi does get to have the last laugh since her death means Ayumi is permanently trapped in Heavenly Host.
    • In the Musume manga, Ayumi stabs Naomi's dead body again and again, then cuts it into pieces, pushes Yoshiki off a cliff, then attempts to kill Yuka. Though she was possessed by Sachiko the whole time. This even carries over in the PC-98 version.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: In Book of Shadows, she is literally fought over by other vengeful spirits because they see her as their only hope.
  • Morality Chain: Yoshiki is hers; he keeps her mental state in check, and helps to keep her from having anymore Freak Outs. If he's away from her for too long, it never ends well.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A great deal of the tragedies that occur in Blood Drive and Book of Shadows are her fault (especially in the latter installment), and her utter refusal to give up on what she wants and neglecting to think it through get a lot of people hurt or killed.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Subverted. As much as she loves horror stories, getting flung headfirst into one understandably freaks her right out.
  • Oblivious to Love: At least in regards to Yoshiki's crush on her, she's Ichika-levels of dense. Most likely because of her crush on Satoshi.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted: She's not the only Shinozaki in the game. They're distantly related through being descended from a lineage with strong psychic abilities.
  • Protectorate: For Yoshiki, as her dying often nets you a bad end.
  • Rescue Romance: With Yoshiki, all the time.
  • Ret-Gone: At the end of Blood Drive, she sacrifices herself to the Book of Shadows and is erased from her friends' memories, in return for restoring their memories of Seiko, Mayu, Morishige, and Yui to the world.
  • Saved by Canon: She makes an appearance in the prologue of Dead Patient, which is set after Blood Drive.
  • Self-Harm:
    • She does while having a Freak Out in Blood Drive.
    • Also does this in Corpse Party: Musume where she uses a pen and scissors to tear up her body due to her surviving Heavenly Host while the others have either died or been put in danger.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She likes Satoshi, as she feels that she can trust him.
  • Slasher Smile: Shows these when possessed.
  • The Smart Girl: She has the most knowledge of the occult so she fills out this role in the game.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Sports one in her cameo appearance in Dead Patient.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Book of Shadows. Especially in the prologue to Blood Drive, where she manages to force away possessions by herself and even prepares and chants up a spell to revive the dead. In Blood Drive, she takes another level in badass once the Book of Shadows accepts her as its master.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Naomi's Tomboy.
  • Tsundere: She seems to be one for Satoshi and Yoshiki. She is known to have a crush on Satoshi and generally she enjoys scaring him. While she's with Yoshiki she's very rude to him, but it's hinted that she has some degree of affection for him at the end of Blood Drive. Whether it's romantic or friendship on her part is left ambiguous.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Towards Yoshiki. He spends most of his time saving her life and stopping her from going insane while she insults him any time they disagree on something. She finally averts this in Blood Drive.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • Performing the Sachiko Ever After charm that sent everyone to Heavenly Host was her idea.
    • Does it again in Blood Drive, as getting the pillars of the six demons merges the Nirvana with the real world, sending all the horrors of the dimension onto countless innocent civilians.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: If she starts acting like one towards Satoshi, then you are probably on your way to a Wrong End.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Played with. At the start of Chapter 7 in Blood Drive, Morishige, Mayu, Seiko, and Yui appear before Ayumi to thank her for "reviving them", while also mentioning many people died for it, and then rub salt into the wound more by stating they haven't really been revived. Then Ayumi wakes up, inferring that it was a nightmare.
  • Yandere: At the very least, she starts showing signs of Sanity Slippage in one bad ending. She actually burns Naomi's Sachiko charm (which she needs to get home), then kills her in a particularly horrific Wrong End. Naomi has the last laugh, though.

    Yoshiki Kishinuma 

Yoshiki Kishinuma

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura

Despite having the Face of a Thug, Yoshiki is actually a pretty nice guy. Likes teasing Satoshi, but that's the norm among his classmates anyway. After they're pulled into Heavenly Host, he vows to protect Ayumi at any cost.

  • Action Survivor: He's one of the most capable people trapped in Heavenly Host, and survives despite receiving the most injuries.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A literal example. In the original PC-98 game he was a brunette, but the Blood Covered continuity, and any media related to it, instead has him with dyed blond hair.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Though he cares for Ayumi, he realises that she's more interested in Satoshi. She may return his affection to some degree at the end of Blood Drive, though whether platonic or not is unknown.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Before he started his second year, he admits he was a friendless loner.
  • Always Save the Girl: If he fails to protect Ayumi and she dies... it never ends well. He'll either get killed off later, or be Driven to Suicide because he can't live without her.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Finally admits his feelings towards Ayumi in the fifth chapter of Blood Covered. Unfortunately for him, it's only in a non-canon Wrong End.
    Yoshiki: I'm telling you I LOVE YOU, GODDAMMIT!!
  • Badass Normal: The biggest badass out of the main five and one of the biggest in general, but doesn't even have the spiritual "perks" that others like Ayumi have.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Why he fell in love with Ayumi. She showed him kindness when a teacher had nearly bullied him into dropping out of school. She doesn't think much of the encounter, but it's clearly important to him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Shown more in Book of Shadows where he loses Ayumi again, and on his way to find her stumbles across Mayu and Nana. For a little while he has to save and protect them until he finds Ayumi. It's hinted that he would probably be this way towards his own little sister, Miki.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Yuka from Kizami in Tortured Souls, but unfortunately she was already fatally injured.
  • The Big Guy: He's the toughest out of all of the kids and he takes the most risks as well. He can also be considered Ayumi's personal Lancer.
  • Brutal Honesty: Doesn't really have a filter between his head and his mouth. He's nice enough that it's not a problem most of the time, but sometimes he embarrasses Ayumi by tactlessly pointing out that she's stained with blood in embarrassing places.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid:
    • At one point, Ayumi and Yoshiki are returned to their classroom by Yuki. Ayumi wants to return to save Satoshi and the others. If Yuka was caught by Kizami (or if you just choose not to), Yoshiki refuses to go back. Naturally, he ends up going back anyway. It still leads to a Wrong End, though.
    • Same case in Tortured Souls. He comes back in time to save Yuka, and is then killed trying to hold off Yoshikazu so that Ayumi can get Yuka to safety.
  • The Chew Toy: As revealed in 2U, he's a favored victim of Sachiko's because of this.
  • Chick Magnet: Played for Laughs in one of the drama CDs, where Yoshiki gets love confessions from Naomi, Yui, and Yuka. Later on, even Satoshi, Yuuya, and Morishige confess their love to him. This ends up being a hallucination Yoshiki is having while being buried alive.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Ayumi when she is possessed in Blood Covered, and then again in Book of Shadows even while she's attacking him.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Towards Ayumi. He's really good at hiding it, and doesn't act on it until he finally snaps at Ayumi about her feelings to Satoshi later.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The only one of the main five to have one prior to the game's events. He's forced to live by himself and take up a part-time job because of a bad relationship with his parents, he used to have no friends, and was considering dropping out of school because a teacher bullied him about both of these things. All it takes is for Ayumi and Satoshi to just be nice to him for him to develop into a better person.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Death by Adaptation: In Tortured Souls.
  • Delinquent: He used to be one, including skipping school a lot and smoking in the bathroom cubicles. He's since reformed, though he still has the appearance of one.
  • Depending on the Writer: Yoshiki’s characterization, between his PC-98 self, the Blood Covered continuity self, and Musume self, ranges from plain loner, to good but misunderstood guy, to going all out as a jerkass; unsurprisingly, his Blood Covered iteration is the most well-known in the West and most popular overall.
  • Devoted to You: He would do anything for Ayumi, even erasing himself from reality, and she doesn't even realize it. Though she does seem grateful for his kindness by the end of Blood Drive.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In 2U he frequently calls out Sachiko for her ridiculous demands, even after the rest of the cast warn him about how dangerous it is. It might be part of the reason why she picks on him so much.
  • Dragged into Drag: Along with Morishige in 2U as part of Sachiko's game. Whether you have him wear the wedding dress or the maid outfit actually determines whether you're on route to a Wrong End.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the original PC-98 game, he becomes suicidal if Ayumi dies. In one ending, he tries to attack Satoshi before breaking down in tears and dropping the knife; in another ending he simply disappears, and Satoshi wonders if the guilt of leaving Ayumi behind was too much for him.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: One of the drama CD's has Satoshi, Morishige, and even Kizami, a character he hadn't met at that point, confess their love to him. It was just a hallucination while Yoshiki was being buried alive, though.
  • Face of a Thug: He may look like your typical Delinquent, which he used to be to an extent, but he's a Nice Guy and will look out for his friends.
  • For Your Own Good: His reasoning for why he destroys the only means to get into Heavenly Host in Blood Drive. Ayumi would be putting herself in great danger by going there, and her reason for doing so (so that she can use dangerous black magic to resurrect her dead friends) isn't exactly the sanest.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: He teams up with Ohkawa during an Extra Chapter of Corpse Party 3DS that takes place between chapters in Blood Covered. When they split up again he's knocked out and loses his memory, making this a literal example of him forgetting the now deceased Ohkawa.
  • Friendless Background: Prior to the events of the game, and one of the reasons why he's so attached to Ayumi and Satoshi. It's also what prompts him to return to Heavenly Host in the ending where he initially refused; he couldn't give up on his friends after having had none for so long.
  • Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: Downplayed. Yoshiki frequently has to do a verbal version to help snap Ayumi out of her possessed stated. He also does the same for Ohkawa when he risks having a Freak Out.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Anytime if Ayumi dies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the OVA, he blocks a door with his body so that Yoshikazu can't get to Ayumi and a wounded Yuka. Yoshikazu just plows through, slaughtering Yoshiki in the process.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Satoshi are this. Yoshiki cares about Satoshi almost as much as he does Ayumi, and it's said that he usually only participates in school events because one of them persuades him into it.
  • Hypocrite: In Blood Drive he criticises Ayumi for going to Heavenly Host without telling the rest of the group about it... even though that's exactly what he did in order to find her. He seems to realise his hypocrisy when Satoshi calls him out on the same thing.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of Blood Drive he chooses to stay with Ayumi when she absorbs the power of the Book of Shadows, and is erased from the others' memories as a result of it.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In one of Blood Covered's Wrong Ends, he's possessed by a spirit and ends up chowing down on Ayumi. He snaps out of it but, to his dismay, can't stop eating her.
  • Informed Flaw:
    • In his character description it states that he is prone to outbursts when frightened or upset, and is essentially a Jerk with a Heart of Gold character. In the actual game he rivals Satoshi for being the kindest, most level-headed character. It finally shows up at the end of Blood Drive as his reaction to Ayumi's fate.
    • His lack of spiritual prowess is presented as a flaw, especially in comparison to Ayumi's affinity with the spirits. In practise this actually ends up with him being better equipped to deal with ghosts in Blood Covered, since he's less at risk of being possessed than Ayumi.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's this in the intro, but for the rest of the game he slides into being a Nice Guy.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He wants to be seen as one in Ayumi's eyes, not realising that he already is one. Even Azusa calls/thinks of him as one; she points out that the kanji is (sort of) in his name.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Being knocked out by Yoshikazu in Corpse Party 3DS causes him to conveniently forget everything related to Ohkawa and nothing more.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Ayumi is this for him. He loses the will to live if she dies.
  • Love Martyr: This guy is willing to put himself through hell and back for Ayumi. He does reach his limit at one point when he's had enough of Ayumi's constant concern for Satoshi in Blood Covered.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Prior to the game there was an incident where he broke Morishige's glasses and had to guide him home. Mayu sees them huddled up together and gets the wrong impression, either blushing and leaving them be (in Blood Covered) or murdering Yoshiki in a fit of jealousy (in 2U's depiction of the event).
  • Nerves of Steel: Intimidates spirits that are possessing Ayumi out of her body while they're trying to hurt him.
  • Nice Guy: In the Blood Covered continuity.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: In Book of Shadows, during the Wrong End where Nana gets her legs chopped off, Yoshiki refuses to leave her behind and instead carries her around, even though Mayu realizes that she's almost certainly doomed anyway.
    Yoshiki: Don't think about that right now, goddammit! If she needs legs, we'll lend her ours!
  • Only Sane Man: Of Hysterical Birthday 2U. He'll be the first, and sometimes the only person to call out the various weird happenings, and will often try and refuse to have any part of it (though he'll change his tone if Ayumi is involved).
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He starts to feel this way about himself when he's beaten down by both Misuto and Magari. Bear in mind that he's an average high-schooler up against super-powered beings.
  • Parental Abandonment: He lives away from his parents and is reported to have a bad relationship with them.
  • Power Trio: With Mayu and Nana in Book of Shadows for a little bit.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: Implied to be the man with Ayumi in Dead Patient, although his hair is no longer bleached.
  • Rescue Romance: All girls that he's had Ship Tease with — Ayumi, Nana, and Azusa — have been rescued by him at some point or another.
  • Ret-Gone: In Blood Drive he decides to stay with Ayumi during her Heroic Sacrifice, and ends up being wiped from his friends' memories along with her.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the PC-98 game, he can sacrifice himself to save Ayumi's life. Ayumi escapes the school, but ends up dying the next day anyway.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Inverted; he gained his feelings for Ayumi when she got him out of trouble and encouraged him to graduate high school.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His Musume iteration is a more unpleasant take on his Jerk with a Heart of Gold character from the PC-98 game. If one’s first contact with the series was with the Blood Covered continuity, then Musume's Yoshiki will be unrecognizable.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Became a much better person in the Blood Covered remake and its sequels, which add a lot of moments of self-sacrifice, courage and devotion. In comparison, his original PC-98 self was more of a loner who seemingly didn’t care for anyone but himself and Ayumi, lacking all the Blood Covered continuity moments that made him a more beloved character.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Used to symbolise Yoshiki's strong will and sharp tongue.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ayumi, and only if she'd be able to see it.

    Yuka Mochida 

Yuka Mochida

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura

Satoshi's sweet and polite little sister, who's currently in middle school. Came to pick up her brother and wound up getting sucked into Heavenly Host along with the older cast.

  • Big Brother Worship: She adores Satoshi. And not just as a sibling.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Her love for her brother goes beyond sibling affection, though she only admits it in Chapter 5's Extra Ending.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • In the Tortured Souls OVA, she's killed off by Kizami after he tortures her mercilessly.
    • Her chapter in Book of Shadows, which shows what happens if Kizami catches Yuka in the original game: no matter what choices you make, Yuka end up getting killed by either Sachiko or Yoshikazu.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • A particularly strong trouble magnet in the original PC-98 game.
    • In Blood Drive, she is kidnapped by Misuto and needs rescuing by the other cast members.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the Tortured Souls OVA and in Corpse Party: Musume.
  • Deliberately Cute Child
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed by Sachi in Blood Drive.
  • Fighting from the Inside: During her possession by Sachi in Blood Drive. It still takes outside influence for her to fully fend Sachi off though.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 5's Extra Ending, where she Takes The Scissors for Satoshi.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Has this dynamic with Kizami, who is a good 46 cm taller than her.
  • The Load: Forces Satoshi (and by extension, the player) into an epic quest for a usable bathroom when they could have focused on trying to find his classmates and teacher. Also the most useless of the nine characters.
  • Older Than They Look: Though she's only a few years younger than the rest of the cast, the age difference seems particularly pronounced thanks to her uniform and immaturity. She also acts much younger than she is, thanks to being spoiled rotten by her parents.
  • Out of Focus: Enforced by Satoshi in the first half of Blood Drive since he's trying to keep her out of danger. Misuto ends up luring her to Heavenly Host and kidnapping her for use in his plans.
  • Potty Emergency: Happens to her. Unfortunately, the lack of working bathrooms doesn't do her any good. Eventually leads to a Potty Failure, courtesy of Kizami.
  • Protectorate: To her brother and to Yuuya Kizami. Too bad Kizami's a murderous nutcase.
  • Spoiled Brat: She was thoroughly spoiled by her parents to the point where she often acts like a toddler, instead of her age. She even keeps this attitude while trapped in the school. However, she's not all bad as she cares a lot about her brother when she gives him (or tries to, depending on Satoshi's choice) her caramel beads as a good luck charm.

School Inhabitants

    Sachiko Shinozaki 

Sachiko Shinozaki (The Girl in Red)

Voiced by: Ikue Otani

The pivotal character and Mascot of the series. Her backstory differs between versions.

In the original PC-98 game, she was a student of Tenjin High. One day, she was attacked by her teacher who intended to rape her. She ended up falling out the window to her death. The principal decides to help cover up the incident to spare the school’s reputation.

In the Heavenly Host saga, she is the Sole Survivor of the 1973 Heavenly Host Elementary kidnapping and murder case. She provided the testimony that got the killer arrested. After the incident, her family apparently moved away, and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

In actuality she is a malevolent spirit, and the one behind the 1973 incident. After possessing the supposed killer and making him kidnap the other children, she killed them herself and laid the blame on him.

She herself was the victim of an incident in 1953, where she was killed after witnessing the headmaster of the school kill her mother, who then went on to hide her remains in the basement.

Little did the killers know that Sachiko had an ancient evil sitting inside of her- an entire alternate dimension known as the Nirvana/Nehan. In both cases, the killing unleashed the Nirvana.

Sachiko’s hatred towards her victimizers and envy towards those still alive ended up splitting her in two. The good half, White Sachiko, aims to help the characters escape. Meanhile, Sachiko’s hatred fuses with the Nirvana dimension and it’s core (the Witch Queen) to becomes a vessel of thier will; the resulting entity, Red Sachiko, is the Big Bad of the series.

  • Affably Evil: In 2U. Her resentment and hatred are lifted for 24 hours when its her birthday. She goes from the game's greatest horror to a surprisingly friendly ghost who likes to torment her victims in non-fatal ways just for shits and giggles. But she goes back to her usual Axe-Crazy self when the 24 hours is over, and forgets everything she experienced in her birthday.
    • Her memory loss is reversed as of Blood Drive, as she brings up the necklace that was given to her in 2U before she sends Ayumi back in time.
  • Ax-Crazy: Though Red’s much more on the Manipulative Bitch and Sadist side of things, almost always forcing Yoshikazu and the other children into doing the brute-force violence and torture while she watches and taunts her dying victims.
  • Big Bad: Red Sachiko for PC-98, Blood Covered, and Book of Shadows. She takes a back seat in 2U, and in Blood Drive Sachiko’s been released and helps Ayumi (though the Nirvana still serves as the antagonist).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She likes to play the ally, or act like a helpless child, before turning around and killing people. In one bad end, she pretended to be Mitsuki by wearing her face as a mask, and briefly flirted with Morishige before revealing herself. Just to mix things up.
  • Creepy Child: She died when she was very young, so her evil spirit has the appearance of a pale, blood-covered child.
  • Cute and Psycho: 2U puts emphasis on the "cute" aspect. She's surprisingly adorable on her birthday, if only being Affably Evil at best.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: White Sachiko plays it straight. Red Sachiko is a rare malevolent variant.
  • Cute Is Evil: The cutest character in the cast turns out to be the most evil.
  • Demoted to Extra: Serves as a key character for most of the series, but then only appears in a chapter or two of Blood Drive before getting permamently Killed Off for Real.
  • Deader Than Dead: She was already a ghost, but using up all her energy wipes her out for good.
  • Enemy Without: Her tormented, angry spirit has actually split off from her original self and is the true power behind the closed spaces.
  • Enfant Terrible: She died as a child, but half of her became a malevolent spirit.
  • Evil All Along: She pretends to be an innocent victim and helper but is actually the one killing everyone.
  • Evil Counterpart: Obviously, Red Sachiko is this to White Sachiko.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Taken Up to Eleven in Book of Shadows.
  • Fan Nickname: Her evil half is never actually called “Red Sachiko”- it’s simply a name some fans came up with to distinguish her from her good half.
  • Final Boss: The evil Sachiko in the PC-98 game. The game actually becomes an RPG when you fight her. In the Heavenly Host saga, the Nirvana’s core/Witch Queen serves this role.
  • Friendless Background: In the PC-98 game, she states that while she did have friends, she wasn’t particularly close to anyone, and didn't mind being alone. This was then used against her by her Jerkass teacher, who declared nobody'd believe her about the assault.
  • Genius Loci: The Nirvana is pretty much a living dimension, and Red Sachiko is it’s vessel.
  • The Heavy: Her spirit is the hardest to appease out of all the children.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Blood Drive, since she has been appeased and made whole. She becomes a close ally to Ayumi.
  • Hereditary Curse: The women in her bloodline are cursed with powerful black magic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice/Redemption Equals Death: Uses up all her energy to turn back time so that Ayumi can have another chance to save her friends.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Throughout the game, you'll encounter notes written in red from the evil Sachiko, bragging about how they’ll kill the characters and goading them into giving in to their darker selves.
  • It Amused Me: Red Sachiko initially killed children to give her mother company, but when Yoshie dissaproved she continued her evil actions anyway simply because she enjoyed it.
  • Light Is Good/Dark Is Evil: White Sachiko has white skin and wears a white dress, Red Sachiko has grey skin and wears a red dress. Though averted with the Witch Queen.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: In the PC-98 game, after the evil Sachiko is defeated, the survivors have to flee... because the other evil spirits want to ensure that the closed space doesn’t collapse by sacrificing them.
  • Made of Evil: Red Sachiko is the embodiment of Sachiko’s hatred, so yeah. Also applies to the Nirvana, which is made of the hatred, evil, and despair of humanity.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Oh boy, Red Sachiko just loves psychologically torturing her victims and turning them against each other!
  • Mascot Villain: She is prominently featured on posters, promotional material, etc. and is the Big Bad.
  • Morality Pet: Subverted. Both Blood Covered and Book of Shadows imply that on some level Red Sachiko genuinely likes Yuka, and she actually saves Yuka from Kizami in Blood Covered's True Ending path. But she’s too Axe-Crazy for this to actually protect Yuka — in the "Mire" chapter from Book of Shadows, it's revealed that it was actually she who killed Yuka after Kizami catches her in that Wrong End of Blood Covered.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Sachiko and her mother in the PC-98 game. She stayed late at school because it was raining, hoping the weather would clear up before heading out.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: In Blood Drive we find out that the Heavenly Host dimension is something called a Nirvana/Nehan, where the dead can wander and interact with the living freely. Sachiko's mother created it using the Book of Shadows in order to be reunited with her deceased husband, but the spell failed and it rebounded on Sachiko, who wound up absorbing the entire Nehan into her body. When she was murdered, the seal was broken and the Nehan was unleashed, creating the alternate Heavenly Host and splitting Sachiko in two- the evil half became the Nehan’s avatar.
  • Sadist/Troll: Hoo boy, she could give Terumi a run for his money! Though it’s somewhat justified as the Nirvana feeds on the despair of it’s victims.
  • Slasher Smile: Her evil spirit often bears one when it isn't frowning or is just staring blankly.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Played with. In the original PC-98 version she was a pretty typical Onryo spirit aside from being a child in red instead of a woman in white. In the Heavenly Host saga she was the Sole Survivor of a multiple-murder incident in the titular school. In-game she’s a helpful, if distant, Cute Ghost Girl. Then it turns out she was the true murderer. And then it turns out she and her mother were killed long before by the principal, corrupting her with hatred. And then it turns out she split up into two halves, the good half wears the white dress, and the evil half is the vessel of the school’s will... It only gets more complicated from there.
  • The Sociopath: Considering she’s Made of Evil, it makes sense that she’s gonna have no compassion or empathy for anyone or anything.
  • Tongue Trauma: Has been on the giving and receiving end of this.
  • To the Pain: She is fond of these sorts of rants.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The spirits of children generally do not seek to murder the innocent.
  • Undead Child: Her appearance is rather zombie-like. However, White Sachiko looks positively angelic.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before her murder blinded her with bloodlust and anger, she was a genuinely sweet child. Blood Drive reveals that it was not being murdered alone that distorted her character, but a curse that had been laying dormant within her since her mother's clandestine attempt at bringing back her dead father- in fact, what happened to her really amounts to Demonic Possession by the Nirvana.
  • Villainous Breakdown: On the few occasions that she’s defeated, she does not take it well.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The general public thinks of her as an innocent victim of Yoshikazu. The truth is quite different.
  • Walking Spoiler: Even the fact that she’s the Big Bad is one of the big reveals of the series, specifically Blood Covered.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She posed as a victim of Yoshikazu and got him accused of the murders. In game, she appears to be an ally of the characters who must be protected from Yoshikazu, but is the one killing them all. She also pulls this in Book Of Shadows, in one of the Wrong Ends and in Chapter 6.
  • Yandere: Initially, she started off killing so that her mother would have company, but after a while she began to enjoy it too much. After a while, she was just too far gone to stop. Yoshie's diary notes that Sachiko probably doesn't even remember her own mother.
  • Your Head A-Splode: In the PC-98 game, she threatens Yuka with a literally splitting headache.

    Spoiler Character 

White Sachiko

The good half of Sachiko Shinozaki. She informs the characters of her predicament and the truth of the school, and helps them escape.

  • The Atoner: In Blood Drive when she’s whole again, culminating in her sacrificing herself to help Ayumi out.
  • Big Good: She watches over the characters, and in the original game actively helps them escape. Even when imprisoned, she still tries to regain control of her body and interferes with the Big Bad’s control.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: And genuinely benevolent, unlike her other self.
  • Deader Than Dead: She was already a ghost, but using up all her energy wipes her out for good.
  • Demoted to Extra: Serves as a key character for most of the series, but then only appears in a chapter or two of Blood Drive before getting permamently Killed Off for Real.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sort of; she’s able to merge with her evil half and regain her original self.
  • Helpless Good Side: Downplayed in the PC-98 game with the true Sachiko, who does have a certain measure of power. Unfortunately, they're not NEARLY as strong as the embodiment of all her rage and envy of the living, which has taken on a life of its own. Played straight in the Heavenly Host saga where White Sachiko is trapped in the basement and not even encountered until the finale of Blood Covered.
  • Light Is Good: Wears white in contrast to her evil half’s red and grey combination.
  • Literal Split Personality
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Sachiko and her mother in the PC-98 game. She stayed late at school because it was raining, hoping the weather would clear up before heading out.
  • Super Empowering: In the PC-98 game, the true Sachiko gives the party the rest of her powers just before the Final Boss.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her existence spoils the true nature of Sachiko.

School Staff

    The Teacher 
Sachiko's teacher back when she was alive. He attempted to rape her, causing her to flee out the window and fall to her death. For his very different Blood Covered counterpart, see Yoshikazu Yanagihori.

    The Principal 
The principal of Tenjin High. He helped cover up the incident with Sachiko and her teacher to preserve the reputation of the school. For his Blood Covered counterpart, see Takamine Yanagihori.
  • Hate Sink: He helped the teacher cover up his Attempted Rape and manslaughter of Sachiko just to preserve the school's reputation, and his spirit does not recognize that what he did was wrong.
  • The Ghost: Downplayed. We do see his spirit as a flame, but his human form is never shown.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While not as directly as the teacher, he did help the teacher get away with his crime, further enraging Sachiko.
  • Hitodama Light: His only physical appearance is in this form.
  • Never My Fault: When he is being tortured by Sachiko's evil half, he protests as though he is an innocent victim, ignoring the role he played in concealing the truth of her death.
  • Slave to PR: He decides he would rather avoid a scandal involving his school than bring one of this teachers to justice for Attempted Rape of a student.

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