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The Priestess of Genbu: Takiko Okuda
The Priestess of Genbu. Takiko had a quarrel with her father regarding the lost of her mother and tries to destroy The Universe Of The Four Gods book which he had just completed its translation; resulting Takiko being absorbed into the book and becoming the designated "Priestess of Genbu."
She chooses to summon Genbu in order to be useful to other people and to bring back her dead mother. Upon learning what summoning Genbu actually entails, she still decides to do it to save Hokkan.
Unfortunately, her will isn't strong enough to fight Genbu and she dies with only two wishes fulfilled. Her third wish is fulfilled by the prayers of Hokkan's inhabitants, that she and Rimudo find each other again and live happily.
- Action Girl: Unlike the other Mikos, Takiko was trained in self-defense in the real world. She's a naginata user, and gets one for her personal use in the Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Doesn't fit in with the other girls at school, in part because she's the new kid.
- Blade on a Stick: Takiko has, like many girls in Japan had/have, Naginata training. When she gets sucked into The Universe of the Four Gods, she has one constructed for her.
- Child Marriage Veto: When her governess talks about potential suitors for Takiko, she says she refuses to marry, anyway. Ultimately subverted when she marries Rimudo.
- Defiled Forever: Takiko climbs into bed topless with the girl she found, hoping to absorb her fever and bring it down. However, as Uruki, this girl does not stay a girl, and Takiko freaks out, saying how she'd never be able to marry.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: She falls into this blunder sometimes.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: She struggles through illness, rejection and injuries to save Hokkan and dies, but ultimately gets reincarnated in the book's universe alongside Rimudo and the two can be happily together as a normal couple.
- Elegant Classical Musician: She has a beautiful singing voice, and in fact she early on bonds with Uruki by singing for him. Her Famous Last Words include her singing some verses of that same song as she lays dying.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies with a smile on her lips.
- Greater Need Than Mine: She always puts others's needs ahead of her own. This isn't as good as it seems
- Hair Decorations: See the red bow on her hair
- Happily Married: To Uruki.
- Hero of Another Story: Takiko was only mentioned in the original manga, and had a small cameo in the TV series. She then got a whole manga to herself and her adventures with the Genbu Warriors.
- Hero Stole My Bike: Takiko does this to catch a thief in the first chapter.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Deconstructed. It's useful at times, but Takiko's low self-esteem is part of the reason Genbu consumes her soul.
- Ill Girl: Takiko has fell into various levels of sicknesses throughout her journey, but it's later revealed that she has caught tuberculosis from her dead mother Yoshie.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Repeatedly coughing and catching colds or fevers, it turns out to be tuberculosis.
- Lonely Rich Kid: The house where the Okudas moved in is a very big Japanese complex, implying the family is pretty loaded. However, Takiko has lotsa trouble fitting in, and especially at school where the Alpha Bitch Touyama antagonises her.
- Kimono Is Traditional: She often wears a hakama. Justified Trope: her story is set in the very straightlaced Taishou Era, and not to mention hakama were used as school uniforms for girls before the Sailor Fuku were introduced (and which Suzuno wore years late.)
- Naginatas Are Feminine: Takiko took naginatajutsu classes during her time as an Ordinary High-School Student, and her first scene features her defeating the Alpha Bitch of her school in a practice match. When she becomes Trapped in Another World she has a naginata made for her.
- Oblivious to Love: Towards Tomite.
- Parental Abandonment: Her father is always on trips and doing research, which turns out to be an attempt to save his wife, who is dying of tuberculosis.
- Precocious Crush: Her first love was a much older married man (Takao Ohsugi, Suzuno's father). She gets over it though and falls for Uruki.
- Plucky Girl: She's very, very stubborn and at times kinda Hot-Blooded. And it's because she works so hard, that this is the reason why all of the joined seishis began to like her as their boss, and have hope in saving the world.
- Rags to Royalty: From a mere ill high school girl (even if a more or less rich one) in the real world, to a hard-working travelling priestess in the Universe, to the Queen Consort of Hokkan.
- Reincarnation Romance: The people of Hokkan pray that Takiko and Rimudo get reincarnated someday and find happiness. The final page implies that this has happened.
- Sailor Fuku: Subverted. Takiko uses hakama to go to school instead of the recently implemented sailor fuku, but according to Word of God she used to wear the fuku when she lived in Tokyo.
- Tragic Hero: She does her best to save others, but ultimately can barely save herself...
- Tragic Keepsake: The necklace of Anlu the Oracle.
- Virgin Soul Sacrifice: When she summons Genbu, he will [attempt to] 'absorb' her, or consume her soul.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Look at her page image, then look at the trope list and see that she has a plucky personality and a naginata.
A well-known scholar and writer who specializes in Chinese literature and history. He tracked down the original scroll of The Universe of the Four Gods and translated it into Japanese, in hopes of being able to use the power of wishes contained in the story to heal his sick wife Yoshie.
Seeing that Takiko is about to painfully die by Genbu's possession, he stabs himself in the heart while holding the Book in his hands, effectively killing himself and her at the same time.
- Murder-Suicide - Offing the Offspring: He mercy kills the dying Takiko with their bloodline as their medium, by killing himself only. (Which probably just worked because of the Universe's influence)
- My God, What Have I Done?: After Takiko was pulled into The Universe of the Four Gods and realizing the danger it poses to the "heroines", he's horrified at what he did, that is bringing the book to Japan.
- Parents as People: He is pretty cold to his Ill Girl wife and his Yamato Nadeshiko daughter. He eventually does admit he was wrong, apologizes to Takiko, and tells her that it was because he wanted to use The Universe of the Four Gods to heal Mrs. Okuda.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him translating and binding The Universe of the Four Gods as a Japanese edition book starts off the entire tragedy of the series, from his daughter becoming the "Priestess of Genbu," leading to her death; to Suzuno, and eventually, Miaka and Yui's roles as priestesses.
- Workaholic: He's portrayed as this initially, stated to be often away from home in order to travel around to research things for his books, being concerned with his notebook containing the research and said to barely ever leave his study.
Takiko's mother and Einsuke's wife. She is suffering from tuberculosis and recently moved to her hometown of Iwate in Morioka.
She dies of her illness in the first chapter.
- Big Fancy House: The Japanese-styled home where the Okudas live at the start of the manga is implied to belong to her family, rather than to her husband.
- Incurable Cough of Death: An unmistakeable sign of how she won't live past the first chapter.
- Missing Mom: Takiko's deceased mother.
- Parents as People: She cares for Takiko and they're very close, but is troubled by her husband's absence and it's hinted that she feels that she hasn't done enough for the sake of poor Takiko.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Just like Takiko. In example, she worries quite a bit about her fatal illness screwing up with her daughter's current and future happiness, specially since she's bullied at school for it.
Einosuke Okuda's former literature student, assisstant, and good friend. He's Suzuno's father and didn't realize that Takiko loved him until she confessed.
As per Einosuke's last will, Takao is given The Universe of the Four Gods for safekeeping, and if possible, disposal.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Takiko.
- Nice Guy: No wonder Takiko crushed on him madly.
- Number Two: He was Mr. Okuda's right hand and research advisor. He keeps the book after his boss and Takiko's deaths, which becomes vital in Byakko Senki when he sends Suzuno there to protect her from what followed the Great Kanto Earthquake.
- Precocious Crush: Takiko's feelings for him. He had no idea and is actually shocked when he finds out.
An acquaintance of Takiko's family, who has previously cared for her mother. He studied to become a doctor and has graduated from an elite university back in Tokyo. He arrives in Iwate to pay his respects to Yoshie and to ask for Takiko's hand in marriage.
While Takiko initially agrees, she eventually breaks the engagement and Oikawa returns to Tokyo.
- The Beautiful Elite: He's sweet, he's got brains, he's got looks, he's got money, he's got all the things a girl would've die for.
- The Cutie
- Expy: He looks practically identical to Soushi from another one of Watase's works.
- Hospital Hottie: He works as a doctor and is a very cute-looking young man.
- Megane: His glasses actually amp up his cuteness.
- Nice Guy
- Romantic Runner-Up: He asks Takiko out when she temporarily returns to the real world, and he genuinely likes her as proved by how he doesn't mind that his potential bride is an Ill Girl... but being a man from Japan while Uruki is one of the Genbu Warriors he can't compete. In fact Takiko feels terrible because, despite knowing first-hand how cute and gentle he is, she can't return his feelings.
Takao Osugi's 8-year-old daughter. She will eventually become the Priestess of Byakko, after her father inherited The Universe of the Four Gods from Einosuke.
- The Cameo: She's seen first in a picture that her father Takao shows to Takiko.
- Chekhov's Gun Girl: Specially for those who are new to the franchise, since she is the next Miko in line and will have a whole manga dedicated to her adventures in the Book.
- The Cutie: She's really damn adorable, and Takiko can't help commenting on that when she sees her in a photo."Waaaaa, she's so cute!"
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle, as seen in the picture.
- Sick Episode: She had an illness and later a high fever in the story, which causes her father to rush to her side.
Born Rimudo Roun, Uruki was a member of the royal family of Hokkan, but was deemed a curse to the monarchy according to a certain prophecy. Hence, he was forced into flee in secret since birth, pressed with criminal charges along the way, and has been on the run throughout his life until he met Takiko.
His Celestial Mark is the Chinese character "Woman," located on the center of his chest. As a Celestial Warrior, he has the ability to freely control wind, but it comes with the requirement of gender-flipping into a woman due to his birth gender being male.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: His girl form is very adorable and has large breasts. 'Nuff said.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Takiko, whom he decides to protect when he sees how hard she works as the Genbu Priestess.
- The Captain
- Defrosting Ice King: Since his life was horribly hard, he lost his smile and friendliness. Little by little, they return thanks to Takiko.
- First Guy Wins Subverted, he actually was Takiko's Second Love in-story.
- Elemental Powers: Razor Wind to Blow You Away.
- Heroic BSoD: His reaction folling Soren's death is both this and really heartbreaking
- Recruiting the Criminal: When Takiko first encountered Uruki, his status was a serial killer officially on the "Most Wanted List", and was also supposedly about to be executed via being tied to a stick and fed to monsters. Tomite, whose job was originally a bounty hunter, was not happy to find his "big game" to be a fellow Celestial Warrior.
- Red Baron: Uruki earned his bad reputation as "Fuuzanki (Wind-Slasher Demon) Rimudo" for killing hundreds people with his wind powers.
- Required Secondary Powers: In order to use his Wind powers, Uruki has to turn into a woman.
- Rightful King Returns: A way to see the story from his POV.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He became a bloody tornado on the Hokkan Empire after Souren's death.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Second Love: For Takiko.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Hien makes a comment about Uruki being dolled up at Turning Point Rockfield. Uruki does not take that compliment well.
- Self-Made Orphan: He was prophesized to become one. He defies it by attacking his father Temudan upon meeting him, then stopping his blade few inches away from his throat and then saying that he does NOT want to kill anyone else again. And then, Temudan is murdered by someone else.
- Super Gender-Bender: Uruki's powers allows himself to switch between male and female genders at ease, which really sucks in his perspective, since he's born male with a straight orientation.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: He first developed his powers when Soruen's father Tauru was killed in front of him and a young Soruen.
- Troubled, but Cute: Not a bad guy at all, but after his very traumtic past he's become VERY jaded and snarky.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In the days when he was growing up in the Wakaosa Family was so innocently sweet, that it seems all of his expressions were completely coated in sugar.
- Warrior Prince: Not only he's a Celestial Warrior, but also a member of the royal family from Hokkan.
Born Chamuka Tan, Tomite was born into Hokkan's north western nomadic tribe—The Ha Tribe, neighboring Hikitsu's tribe—The Kan Tribe.
Tomite was a bounty hunter attempting to prey on the then serial killer, "Fuuzanki Rimudo" Uruki since Uruki's disappearance from his execution ground, but was prevented by Takiko through her "Priestess Aura." After a couple of events throughout Takiko's first few days in Hokkan, Tomite reluctantly became Takiko's first recruited Celestial Warrior to accompany her in search for the rest of the Genbu Warriors, making him the first non-love-interest Celestial Warrior in the Fushigi Yuugi franchise to accompany their Priestess the longest in her jouney. Tomite also made a clear note to Takiko early on that he knew the identity of the Celestial Warrior Hikitsu, but was unable to locate his whereabouts, which makes the reunification of Tomite and Hikitsu an important arc of the story; especially to those who've already read Fushigi Yuugi.
His Celestial Mark is the Chinese character "Void/Emptiness", located on the back of his left shoulder blade. As a Celestial Warrior, he's The Lancer and The Heart of the group; holding the power of ice.
- The Archer: Tomite was shown to be a gifted archer since he was a young kid, and his father compliments him greatly on it. Once he holds the basics, Tomite would tag along with his dad to hunt game for their tribe. After the death of his father, with his tribe migrated to a new location near city grounds, he used his skills to work as a bounty hunter to survive and fend income for his family.
- Ascended Extra: Big time since his appearance in Fushigi Yuugi, He downright out-beats Hikitsu in screen time.
- The Atoner: Those who knew Fushigi Yuugi would understand that he was very stoic compared to The Reveal of him being actually a genki guy, then there's his trait of absolute obedience towards Hikitsu, performing tasks according to Hikitsu's approval; it is implied that the reason why he became like this was most likely because one, he wants to refrain from performing his old mistake of being kind to strangers, and two, to prevent himself from brashly jumping into any kinds of action by having Hikitsu evaluate the situation first. Because it was his actions that caused his own death, and eventually dragged Hikitsu to die along with him.
- Big Brother Bully: On Hatsui for the fun of it.
- Big Brother Worship: Towards Hikitsu, and how!
- First, Hikitsu saved his life from being killed by mountain monsters, and seeing him overcoming his trauma of losing his Dad.
- Due to having no siblings, Hikitsu and Hikitsu's sister, Aila became his irreplaceable companions.
- Tomite then caught a form of Trauma-Induced Amnesia from his Traumatic Superpower Awakening, but Tomite believed in Hikitsu so much, that he wasn't even aware that he subconsciously gave himself further amnesia regarding Hikitsu injuring his mom and almost killing her besides the amnesia he consciously inflicted on himself where he froze Aila into ice.
- Blood Brothers: With Hikitsu.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Takiko too, but not reciprocated.
- Butt-Monkey: Specially early on.
- Childhood Friends: With Hikitsu and Aila.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Give him any topics on girls, and he'll respond to all with immense interest and instant Nosebleed.
- Elemental Powers: An Ice Person.
- Genki Guy: If he can find a break from all seriousness around him, there's no stopping him from brightening up the mood for his team.
- The Heart: Since Tomite is the first warrior to accompany Takiko, his primary job is to find ways to make each gathered member comfortable in working with Takiko.
- Tomite pulls this especially to whenever there's a "Hikitsu vs. Takiko, Uruki or Hatsui" situation, serving primarily as Hikitsu's introducer to their team members; especially to the above three since they were gathered prior to locating Hikitsu. Since Hikitsu has been out of socialization for most of his life, getting Hikitsu to trust them young munchkins, and understand their personalities is utterly crucial.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hikitsu, through life and beyond life!
- Hopeless Suitor: For Takiko.
- Hot-Blooded: He's such a hype-swinger, not even his ice powers can extinguish his inner flames.
- The Lancer: To Uruki's leadership.
- Look Behind You: "What's behind me?" Answer: "Hilarity Ensues."
- My Greatest Failure: The cause of his own death, leading to his blood brother to perform Heroic Sacrifice onto him where Hikitsu clearly does not deserve to die, which in turn made his team lose two valuable teammates, and breaking his promise with his mother, and lover.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Part of the country's distrust towards the Celestial Warriors. Unfortunately, the worst case befalls on him... In the second-to-last chapter, Tomite goes to help a cowering, injured person. Turns out it's Shigi in disguise, and he used Tomite's helping nature to fatally stab him.
- Pair the Spares: Seems to be headed this way with Hikitsu's younger sister Aila.
- Personality Powers: Subverted with Tomite as An Ice Person while holding a plucky Hotblooded personality.
- Plucky Comic Relief: The one and only there is.
- Retirony Death Flag Speech: Tomite's promise with Aira.Tomite: "Aira, just you wait! Once this war is over, you, me, with Hikitsu and my mom, we're all gonna spend the rest of our lives together!"
- Sacrificial Lion / Shoo Out the Clowns
- Significant Birth Date: Tomite's born on February 14th, which is Valentine's Day; and is noted in the manual for having a sweet tooth.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The hopeless Straight Man forced to be Tsukkomi on Hikitsu sometimes.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: He inflicted himself a good dose of this from all that Traumatic Superpower Awakening below. Basically, Tomite was denying the whole event; which made Hikitsu roll his eyes out of disbelief, assuming Tomite tracked him down to sincerely sit down with him and have a heart-to-heart talk about that specific event.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Tomite awakened his powers upon witnessing Hikitsu wounding his mother, assuming Hikitsu betrayed his family's trust and burst out his powers out of rage. To note, Tomite was also the last of all Seven Genbu Warriors to awaken his powers.
Born Emutato Chen, Hikitsu was born into Hokkan's north western nomadic tribe—The Kan Tribe, neighboring Tomite's tribe—The Ha Tribe.
When Takiko encountered him, he was in the position of an exiler banished from his tribe, discriminated by his countrymen due to the combination of his tribe fearing the superstition of the Priestess of Genbu and her Celestial Warriors being the sign of apocalypse to the land; topped with his gifted celestial powers for his harsher boot. Therefore, Hikitsu comes off as a bitter person who distrusts his countrymen, and doubts the value of saving his country by the time of their Priestess' appearance.
His Celestial Mark is the Chinese character "Dipper" note located on his right eye, replacing his eye's iris and pupil. As a Celestial Warrior, Hikitsu serves as the voice-of-reason and tactician of the group; holding the power of water. note
- All of the Other Reindeer: Unlike the most of his teammates, Hikitsu's powers were naturally awakened at the age of 5 without any trama triggers, and are not 100% concealable nor controllable; to top it off, his powers are also mad powerful. Therefore, he can't hide from people's fear nor dodge their racist comments. His own tribe even outright left him behind and does not want to have anything to do with him.
- Berserk Button: Never. Ever. EVER bring up questions and/or topics to make him freely define and praise his dear baby sister, otherwise you'll be the victim of his unstoppable Motor Mouth.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Hikitsu's a man of few words; calm, reserved, and doesn't even bother to raise an eyebrow when situations gets dangerous. BUT, shall you pick on his oh-so-extremely-few passionate topics, and he "chooses" to share his opinions, you should be prepared to take in all the consequences that comes your way.
- Big Brother Instinct: Plays this role on all of the younger teammates, but he's the major one to Tomite and his sister Aila.
- Big Brother Mentor: Of Tomite.
- Blood Brothers: With Tomite.
- Chef of Iron: Revealed this hidden talent in an official bonus interview, a Type 1, and he's even proud of it too!
- Childhood Friends: With Tomite
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Tomite reveals in a bonus interview that Hikitsu "was very popular with the girls, and had a huge following stalking his every move" when Hikitsu was growing up with him in the Ha Tribe. To solidify, he even owns a good portion of Nyan-Nyan fangirls in-story. Not saying Hikitsu doesn't have any interest in the opposite sex, in fact, he does want to love a woman and live happily ever after; but plainly because one, he was avoiding people on purpose, and two he's rather ditzy about the whole thing due to his severe lack in social experience.Hikitsu: "...Is that really true!?"
- Combo Platter Powers: Instead of the normal One Person, One Power gameplay, he won quite a loaded up Superpower Lottery and got 2 categories specially split up for him!
- Elemental Powers: (Power Category 1)
- His Shikyoukan (Power Category 2). This is Hikitsu's most powerful ability, but this is also his Power Incontinence in which has to use an eyepatch to limit his usage. His eye powers has several skill levels, which include:
- I Know What You Fear = Mind Rape: A Type 3, basically a forgotten/suppressed-memory reactivation. Though it may not always generate fear, this certainly can easily trigger the worst pasts in people. This power automatically activates whenever a person looks directly into his right eye, and have the viewer experience the memory by him or herself, with Hikitsu reading the contents on the outside of the vision. This mode was done on Tomite, Shigi, and in one accidental occasion sends Takiko back to the real world.
- Mind Reading: In a premium drama, he accidentally, and later purposefully, activates this ability when he uses his right eye to look at a person who's not looking at him.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Even better, his eye ability was taken Up to Eleven when it's revealed that he can see through lifeless objects by touching the object and activating his eye to obtain the object's history, and its owner's backgrounds as well. Through this method, he can understand people's entire historical background without them even aware of it, and has achieved a surprising Caught on Tape moment for the story plot to forward on.
- Cooldown Hand-Pat...with smacks included: On Tomite.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's a subtle one, if you don't listen to him closely you might not even notice.
- Defrosting Ice King: Like Uruki and Inami, it takes time for him to be convinced that Takiko is truly there to help him to gradually fit in, relax, open up his heart to his teammates, have confidence, and work together in granting Hokkan the peace and prosperity they've always wished for.
- Elegant Classical Musician: He went undercover successfully as one of the royal musicians playing the erhu during one of Emperor Tegiru's banquets.
- Fanservice = The Bandage Babe: As one of the most bundled up conservative hotties among the men, it was a jawdropper to know that he has the most Shirtless Scene count to whenever he has bandages on.
- He was also found with a bandage wrapped around his right eye during his first appearance, along with his flashback on childhood.
- Friendless Background: His entire tribe firmly believed in the superstition that the Priestess of Genbu and the Genbu Celestial Warriors are a curse to the land. But since his powers are just that powerful, they outright deemed him as a monster and eventually left him and his sister behind to seek elsewhere to live.
- Greater Need Than Mine / You Are Not Alone: Teamwork-wise, Hikitsu would be the first person to jump in to protect and support his teammates, sacrificing his own benefits for the sake of others.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In Platinum Blonde.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Hikitsu made the split-second decision in taking Tomite's place of embracing the mass arrow attacks that Shigi originally intended to be Tomite's death blow to prolong Tomite's lifespan enough for Takiko to summon out Genbu successfully.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tomite.
- Hidden Depths: Collect them franchise as much as you can, because it's All There in the Manual.
- Hotblooded: Hikitsu is an apologetically rare example of a "closet" hot-blood; mainly because one, he's a pro when it comes to reserving his emotions, and two, this side of him is mostly hidden away in the manual. The only times he's shown glimpses of this within the main storyline is when either someone hits his Berserk Button, or manage to move him to OOCM; which only occurred twice.
- House Husband: This is how he runs when parenting his teammates, and made sure to make full usage of his Celestial Powers.
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Little Guy, Big Buddy: The big buddy to Namame's little guy.
- Long Haired Prettyboy
- Master Actor: Despite being mostly stoic, the reason Hikitsu earned this trope was by how chillingly professional he was to able to uphold a normal tone of conversation with Tomite right in the middle of his Heroic Sacrifice. And he never showed any expression of pain to Tomite, nor the readers even upon the moment of his death.
- Minored In Ass Kicking: Totally minored if you realized he's actually the 2nd strongest in line. note For the most part, he just prefers to lay back and babysit the others.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: As you stroll through these tropes about this guy, you should have an idea that Hikitsu is, without a doubt, a compassionate man. But compared to his teammates, Hikitsu endured harrassments and hatred from people the longest of years due to his early awakening. Therefore, he chose to close off his compassionate persona and withdraw from society just to survive.
- Mundane Utility: The manual heavily implies Hikitsu has been using his powers for everyday usage.Interviewer: Have you gained any form of recognition by using your Celestial Powers?Hikitsu: "I have become the pillar for everyday-living."Tomite: "Seriously, what exactly have you been using your powers for, Hikitsu...?"
Inami: "You're powers sure are convenient."
- To answer Tomite's question, we got a hint in Namame's diary where it was in constant awe of Hikitsu swiftly chopping off mass amounts of veggies to make their team's daily meals with his water powers, even Inami gives him compliments:
- Out-of-Character Moment: The one time on frame he comes lashing out on Takiko for reentering their world with the same face (and level of anger) as Tomite proves that this is one dead-serious issue.
- Precious Wolves: Awwww~ He was found with one~!
- Promotion to Parent: Since his preteens at the very least.
- Right Under Their Noses: In the Urumiya Retrival Arc, Hikitsu first posed as a soldier to get Team Takiko (which included Inami, Namame, and himself) to pass the last checkpoint into the Hokkan Palace, then as an royal musician during Emperor Tegiru's banquet.
- The Smart Guy
- Spy Fiction: The area of proficiency where Hikitsu shines as a Celestial Warrior is to be a secret agent. It's a shame that he doesn't have many chances to perform it.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The stunning Wise Guy with a surprising Boke twist to Tomite.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Normally stoic, but once you know him you'll notice that he's a soft cookie baked in an oven. And by oven, we mean he's a dangerous closet oven ready to burn anytime he pleases.
- Team Mom: He buys horses, he buys weapons, he manages money, he calmly solves teammates' disputes, all in the story's spare time. And by Genbu, he makes ''Namame-shaped'' riceball bento boxes, bakes ''Namame-shaped'' chocolate cookies, and offers to comb his sister's hair in his sleep talk too! With so much in terms of contribution, Takiko pasted this badge right on his face!Namame (to Hikitsu via diary): (You no happy, "Mama"?)Hikitsu (towards Namame): "......Complicated."
- Token Adult: He was the standard before Inami comes along, yet even after she joined, Hikitsu's token status with the team proves to be unshakable.
Born Zaraa Erutai of Tooru County, Hokkan. At the tender age of 12, Hatsui's the youngest Genbu Celestial Warrior on the team.
Hatsui comes from a family of herbal farmers who died when he was very little, and has since carried the same job his parents did for survival. His powers awakened while being bullied by his townsmen one day when he was 9, injuring them; leaving him horrified and ran away in hiding, only to be locked up under the surveillance of an assassin named Feng to be brainwashed in using his powers for her own offensive usage.
His Celestial Mark is the Chinese character for "Room" located at the bottom of his left foot. As a Celestial Warrior, Hatsui's the Tagalong Kid of the group, and holds the power of iron.
- Barrier Warrior: He utilizes his iron manipulation power to freely customize an iron basket and use it to not only shield himself and his teammates from outside harm, but also serve as an on-ground transportation vehicle. The transportation aspect is extremely crucial, otherwise Hatsui would be completely toasted if he stayed on the spot with grand doses of fire for too long; yes, it's uncomfortable, but bearable.
- Cowardly Lion: Despite his insecure nature, he gets great moments whenever he steps up to the plate to save people when none of his teammates has ever thought of it.
- Elemental Powers: Well, technically speaking, he should be able to freely manipulate iron. But due to his young age, and the lack of experimenting, he can only produce a round basket that can fit as much people needed to serve as both shelter and transportation; along with the ability to shoot out needles for offensive purposes.
- Expy: Of both Chiriko and Mitsukake, confirmed by Word of God.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His power is to summon huge spikes.
- Lovable Coward: We can't blame this poor child from stuttering and hiding in his basket for most of his travels, he's only 12 and has to take on his calling at such an young age before the adults of the team were found. Good thing Hikitsu and Inami immediately takes him under their wings after they joined.
- Luckily My Iron Basket Will Protect Me
- The Medic: Both of his parents were medical herbal farmers, so it was not surprising that he was exposed to the knowledge of medicine at such an early age as he is. But he's been pumping up more knowledge during the spare time of the story reading medical books throughout the journey in preparation just in case any of his teammates gets sick.
- Odango Hair: He styles his hair like this.
- Secret Keeper: He knows that Takiko is fatally ill, but after failing to spill it out to Uruki he keeps it to himself. Tegu is the one who reveals it.
- Shrinking Violet
- Tagalong Kid
Namame is a Celestial Warrior born as a tiny piece of Hokkan's holy material, The Seimei Stone; making it a rock spirit. Word of God has made clear that it has no gender.
Namame has always wanted to befriend humans, but all either ran away or attack it in fear of it's appearance; making it distrust in humans, and usually resort to self-defense whenever a human approaches it. It wasn't until Anlu the Oracle befriended it that it learned how to slowly trust in humans again.
It's Celestial Mark is the Chinese character for "Wall" located at the back of it's head. As a Celestial Warrior, despite it's "true size," Namame's the The Big Guy of the group and holds the power of manipulating earth...which of course, includes itself. On the road, it is usually kept alongside with either Hatsui or Hikitsu due to it liking the two members the most.
- All of the Other Reindeer: It's a stone being, and found it very hard to fit in with people before it met it's team.
- Badass Adorable
- Birds of a Feather: With Hatsui in terms of being the "dependent children" of their team, while also had a similar upbringing as Hikitsu.
- Elemental Powers: Dishing Out Dirt.
- Empathy Pet: Specifically of Hikitsu. The two of them have the best tacit chemistry with each other and were proved to synchronize extremely well together.
- Gentle Giant: Especially noticeable when interacting with Hatsui.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Its situation before being accepted by Anlu the Oracle.
- Little Guy, Big Buddy: It can play both. Namame would be the little guy to its teammates in everyday living, but will turn big buddy for its teammates when situations calls for it.
- Played much more straighter when it's sticking with Hikitsu. Since the duo have lots in common, they can easily fulfill in the emotional needs of each other in a natch. Namame wanted to fit in the social circle, but is a member who still needed dependency and guidance; while Hikitsu is a person who also wanted fit in the social circle, but is already independent and nuturing enough to care for, and guide others.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: It's a little ball of rock who normally likes to cuddle on its teammates' shoulders, which is totally "KAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIII~~~!!!
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Anlu was fatally shot down, it grew into a giant and began wreaking down shit. It took Hagas's intervention to stop it.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: It's a ball of rock who can mold itself into things and utilities as big as a giant monster, to as small as splitting itself in half.
- The Speechless: It's made out of stone, therefore it has no vocal cords to speak. It's only through wearing the necklace that Anlu the Oracle gave Takiko that it can be able to communicate to the wearer. The only other person possible to communicate with Namame without the necklace is most likely Hikitsu due to his mind-reading ability.
- Series Mascot
- Team Pet
- Token Non-Human
- Vaporizes Into Water: As part of Takiko's second wish to "return everything to its original state", which included Namame, who was made out of the starlife stone. That way, he's Together in Death with Anlu.
Born Talma (Taruma) as a child between two staff members of the Hokkan Empire, Inami started serving the royal family of Hokkan since she was 8 years of age. After wedded a man serving as a militant to their empire and was expecting a child, she was forced to flee from the palace soon after her husband was labeled a traitor. Out in the cold winter and with her Celestial Mark awakened right on her lower abdomen, she lost her child to the above harsh conditions. She was later found and cared for by a brothel madam named Shunu, and has stayed within her facility to help her run her brothel business ever since. Inami later moved their brothel business down to the country of Konan due to Hokkan's climate change, and it was there where Takiko has encountered her.
Her Celestial Mark is the Chinese character for "Ox" located on her lower abdomen. As a Celestial Warrior, like Hikitsu, she also serves as a voice of reason, and parental figure towards her teammates; she holds the power of Prehensile Hair.
- Break the Cutie: Her powers manifested when she was pregnant, and after a terrible attack on her she lost her unborn kid; Shunu barely managed to save her life. And for worse, this happend in the middle of Tegiru's rebellion against Temudan.
- Broken Bird
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Elemental Powers: The smoke from her BFP, but it is unclear as to whether the smoke was controlled by her power, or she was just using packs of flammables for her pipe.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Was a brothel madam like her mentor and savior, Shunu.
- Legacy of Service: She was born into the line of royal servanthood, her mom was one of the Hokkan Palace's Chambermaids, and Inami has been serving inside the palace since she was 8. It was not until the event of Tegiru overthrowing Temudan that she needed to flee the palace due to her husband being labeled as part of Temudan's army.
- Prehensile Hair: This is Inami's major Celestial Power, for which she can freely control her hair and use them to badass levels. Proven very useful for grounding Uruki.
- Team Dad: Known for grounding her not-even-half-her-age teammates the firm way, and plus, Hikitsu's the officially deemed Mom, there's no need for her to be motherly at all!
- Token Adult: At the age of 41, she is effectively the most physically mature person of the group.
Urumiya (Walking Spoiler Warning)
The Celestial Warrior Urumiya is "split" between a pair of identical twins. Younger twin Hagas holds the upper writings of the Chinese character, while elder twin Tegu holds the lower half of the character.
The twins were born into Hokkan's minority nomadic tribe—The Urutai Tribe, which were the sole tribe within the entire country to firmly hold the faith of Priestess of Genbu and her Celestial Warriors. Therefore, the twins particularly Tegu, grew up with full support from their tribe members in spite of Parental Abandonment at an early age. But all things turned downhill when Tegu was abducted by the Empire, and Hagas soon out of revenge, left their tribe in search for his brother.
Their Celestial Mark is the Chinese character for "Rooftop" note located between their brows. Their powers goes two-ways, Hagas holds the ability to absorb the powers of other Celestial Warriors to make them his own if he inhales their powers directly, while Tegu represses the powers of all Celestial Warriors (which includes Hagas' powers) when he exhales with his powers turned-on.
- Black Index, White Index: Since Urumiya are of pair of identical twins, their tribe made them two separate colored tribal clothes for them to wear. So, could you guess their true colors?
- Climax Boss: Just how many of us readers have been waiting for YEARS just dying to see how Takiko is gonna get them into the team?
- Sibling Yin-Yang: The older brother, Tegu, is responsible, calm, thoughtful, and friendly, while the younger brother Hagas is the foolish one, and reacts to issues in an extreme manner. In his case, a cold concealed persona, along with extreme aloofness.
- Someone Has to Die: The summoning of Genbu cannot be done with "incomplete Celestial Warriors." So in order to fully combine the power of "Urumiya" as a whole and into one individual, this move has to be done between the brothers themselves.
- Strong as They Need to Be: There are no other Celestial Warriors around the world at the time, the almighty Kutou Kingdom means NOTHING compared to the 1st generation warriors, so Watase pulled out this card.
- Superpower Lottery: They're the control tower to pretty much all 28 Celestial Warriors, minus themselves.
- That One Boss: In-universe. The Urumiya Combo is very hard to break through.
- Achilles in His Tent / Refusal of the Call: Is the only Senshi who refuses to join Takiko all the way through due to the fact that he can't fight his fate.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: He says he loves Firuka because it's thanks to her that he's still alive.
- Ill Boy: And it's actually the same illness that is eating Temudan away.
- Knight of Cerebus
- Mega Manning / All Your Powers Combined: His power, and he's got Uruki and Tomite's abilities already. But it's even scarier to know that he doesn't need to defeat anybody to obtain all of the other seishis powers if he actually wants to. note
- Self-Sacrifice Scheme: As the twin who bears half of the power of Urumiya, the physically weaker in health due to his incurable Soap Opera Disease, and fully understands that his older brother, Tegu has the more responsible and willing personality to uphold the celestial fate, Hagas has been secretly preparing for his own death in order to transfer the full Urumiya responsibility to Tegu to have him support the Genbu Team for a long time, and eventually Hagas fulfilled it.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Him and Firuka.
- The Stoic
- Weaksauce Weakness: His eyes are going blind.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: He is the twin to take up the full "Urumiya" name and Celestial duty.
- Backup Twin: After Tegu's growth curse has been lifted, he took over Hagas' place as both the Celestial Warrior Urumiya and as Firuka's protector.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's the older brother and the first of the twins to have his powers awakened, therefore he has the mindset of protecting Hagas since they were toddlers.
- Bokukko: After being a kid for 17 years, he doesn't kick the habit. note
- Captain Oblivious: He's chained within an unknown cave and was ordered to use his powers whenever he "detects any kind of evading threat." This made him unaware that he himself is delaying the Celestial Warriors' mission to save him. As it turns out, Tegu was indeed aware that he was blocking off his fellow Celestial Warriors on purpose... due to Emperor Tegiru claiming he was holding his brother hostage and wasn't sure if he could rebel against Tegiru's wishes; since Tegu himself was also imprisoned under a special spell, it wasn't until Team Uruki broke into his cell that he understood the whole situation.
- Captured Super-Entity: He was the first Celestial Warrior known to the royal family, and was abducted shortly by the then Prince Tegiru to use for one, install fear to his country, and two, give him credit to ascend the throne.
- Distressed Dude
- Last Guy Wins: In the end, He is paired up with Firuka in place of his dead brother.
- Must Make Amends: After his whole incident comes to a close, the first thing Tegu did upon meeting Takiko within the first minute was kneeling before her and all the Celestial Warriors in apology asking for their forgiveness, and was willing to do anything to make up for his wrongdoings.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: He's been a 9 year-old for over 17 years, and it's not until Hagas dies that his curse was able to be broken and he gets not only the full Urumiya title and powers, but a Plot-Relevant Age-Up that allows him to use said powers properly.
- Locked into Strangeness: His hair was originally black, but somehow drastically turned white over the years he was locked up.
- Music for Courage: After becoming the official Urumiya, his vocal powers serves mainly as the power-up support to the six Celestial Warriors, along with some warm spiritual healing towards the people of Hokkan.
- Power Nullifier: I WILL SING all of you superpowered invaders down to NORRRMAAAALLLL!!!!
- Supernatural Sensitivity: He uses this to detect the Celestial Warriors' power activity and if their power usage is near the defense territory, he deactivates their powers.
- Alas, Poor Villain: If his parents and tribe weren't brutally killed in front of him he might have turned out normal
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil
- Darkand Troubled Past: Watching your family and clan be brutally slaughtered and then getting castrated does not equal a happy childhood
- Defrosting Ice King: Somewhat, if he is Mariko's chosen love interest in Kagami no Miko. Leading to Star-Crossed Lovers in the end.
- Dissonant Serenity: Just look how calm he is slashing people up with blood smeared across his face. He eventually loses his calm facade when he slowly realizes how ineffective his army and fighting skills are at dealing with the Genbu miko and warriors
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Especially in Kagami no Miko, where he can fall in love with Mariko.
- Evil Duo: Shigi and Hien are this
- Evil Orphan
- Kick the Dog
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being defeated numerous times by the Genbu Warriors Shigi still manages to show horrific signs of sociopathy when he harms/kills innocents for aiding the Warriors. Anlu the child oracle finds this out the hard way
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Hien grows silent with just one word from an obviously annoyed Shigi for a reason.
- Teens Are Monsters
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Takiko overhears Shigi and Hien discuss why they joined the Kutou Army and realizes they're child soldiers having to find a way to live by their own means.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- The Unfettered: After Prince Hakei rescued Shigi from a harem, he became completely devoted to his new boss; his obsession with killing the Genbu Warriors initially begins because of his loyalty to Hakei and the Kutou army. When Hakei changes his mind about killing the warriors after Genbu's summoning, Shigi cannot handle this fact since his entire life revolved around the warriors' demise.
- Usedto Bea Sweet Kid
- Villainous Breakdown: Has quite a few but the king of all breakdowns is when he loses it in front of Prince Hakei and storms off to face the Genbu seven and Genbu himself in a fit of rage over the Genbu warriors winning. The Wtf look Prince Hakei makes as Shigi runs off is priceless.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shigi kills Hien off when the latter starts questioning whether they should give up targeting the Miko crew due to repeated losses.
- An Arm and a Leg: He loses an arm almost at the start, thanks to Uruki
- The Brute
- Darkand Troubled Past: His people were all killed off, and he became a Child Soldier in Kutou's army.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Falls into the third category. Hien was shocked when Shigi cut him down after years of working together and having similar backgrounds.
- Evil Duo: Along with Shigi
- He's Back: To get rid of Shigi, but turned fatal.
- Iron Butt-Monkey: Hien has survived more nearly fatal blows than the average human can withstand. Then Shigi fixes this.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: The brute in the fighting duo
- Punch-Clock Villain: Originally only fights the Genbu Warriors because he was commanded to, until the moment Uruki cuts his hand off, he changed his mind.
- Sole Survivor: After his clan was massacred.
- Teens Are Monsters: Hien is not quite as monstrous as Shigi but since he's been killing for years now- possibly since his preteens- he counts as this.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Takiko realizes he is a child soldier and is finding a way to sort out his own issues. Appearance-wise, Hien looks similar to Tomite, in fact, the headband is the only way to tell them apart.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Usedto Bea Sweet Kid
- Why Did It Have To Be Dogs
- Benevolent Boss: Underneath that jerky face, he's a reasonable, and reliable leader.
- The Charmer
- The Emperor: He was enthroned into the position by the finale due to his fathers natural passing, and was revealed to be Type 4 all along.
- Expy: He has strong flavors of Nakago based on his appearance and tactical mind.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The reason he looks like this was because he was simply doing his job under his intended alliance.
- My Country, Right or Wrong
- Warrior Prince
The rightful heir to throne of Hokkan. Temudan is working with Kutou from within Hokkan to protect the country from the upcoming glacial era and is intent on getting Uruki killed due to a prophecy where his son, the aforementioned Uruki, is supposed to kill him. He's suffering from a disease that slowly rots his body and half of his extremities have been replaced with prosthetics.
Temudan manages to get the throne back from his brother Tegiru only to be killed by one of Tegiru's followers shortly after, making peace with Uruki and giving the throne over to him.
- Benevolent Boss: To Hagas
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel to Tegiru's Cain
- Despair Event Horizon: Bad enough that he learns that he has an incurable disease that slowly rots away his body, leaving him crippled and weak, and being forced to replace body parts with prosthetics, he also lost his position as heir to the throne to his younger brother Tegiru. But he still has his child's birth to look forward to, right? Unfortunately, learning that his son is a Genbu warrior and will kill him if the ritual is ever to be performed has broken him.
- Ill Boy: As said below, his health is terrible.
- Offing the Offspring: Tries really hard to get rid of his son, Uruki. Ironically, right when it seems they might reach an agreement thanks to Takiko... he dies.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks show that he was a very kind, gentle man as he was growing up and many citizens of Hokkan still prefer Temudan over his brother. But events as listed above have caused him to become bitter.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Temudan collaborated with Kutou and betrayed his country, because he realized that Hokkan was going to be frozen over and decided to give Kutou the Star-Life Stones they desired, if they took in the people of Hokkan in return. Takiko understands his desire to do so, but tells him that they can achieve spring in Hokkan and a good life for its citizens without having to hand everything over to Kutou.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He's bound and thrown in front of his older brother Temudan, who then gives him a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech and decides to enact revenge with Haagasu on Tegiru for having taken everything away from him. Tegiru gets painfully chopped up, losing one of his eyes, legs and arms, before Hagas finally beheads him.
- Defiant to the End: In his Famous Last Words, Tegiru tells Temudan to finish him off and take Hokkan anyway, since it's already dying and it won't last long.
- Dirty Coward
- Gory Discretion Shot: The audience doesn't get to directly see him being chopped alive - only the blood splatters, Hagas raising his bloodied sword, and the horrified reactions of Firuka and Takiko.
- Evil Matriarch: The Dad version for Firuka.
- I Have No Son!: Towards Firuka.
- It's All About Me
- Paper Tiger
- Royal Brat: He was already a little jealous, snotty jerk when he was younger. Becoming emperor only amplified this.
- Screw The Rules, I have Life-Stones!: ... and Urumiya!!!
- The Evil Prince
- Church Militant / Warrior Monks: This tribe is the in-universe equivalent of the presented tropes. Prior in their Priestess' arrival, they hid low-key and defensive whenever there are intruders who attempted to disband their tribe. But once Takiko and her team arrived, they immediately turned active in completing the actions according to the will of Takiko and her warriors.
- Expecting Someone Taller: The Odo Tribal members all assumed their priestess and warriors to have a heck lot more flashier appearances and totally did not register Takiko, Tomite, and Hatsui as their expecting priestess and warriors.
- The Runaway: All members from this tribe aside from the central Urutai Tribe were all runaways from their respective counties and families seeking asylum from their hometown's accusation of upholding their faith towards their Priestess of Genbu and Celestial Warriors.
Firuka aka. Princess Efiruka Roun
- Action Girl and Miko: Trained in both martial arts and religious rituals.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She fell hard for Urumiya Hagas.
- Braids of Action: Styles her hair like this more than once.
- Cool Mask
- Cooldown Hug: Hagas gives her one when she dares him to kill her after he executes her father.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She's Uruki's cousin.
- Happily Married: To Tegu. Her great grandson was raised by Uruki and inherits the throne after him because Uruki has no heir.
- Love Triangle: She, Rimudo (Uruki), and Takiko. Subverted! It was a total misunderstanding. She actually falls for Urumiya Hagas, and then for Urumiya Tegu.
- Patricide: Firuka intended to kill her father, in order to help Haagasu find his imprisoned brother, but Shigi and Hien's interruption stopped her plan. She later tries to kill her dad with an arrow when Tegiru is subjected to a Cruel and Unusual Death, saying she won't let him endure such a fatal shame, but he's killed before she can shoot.
- Religious Bruiser: She's both a noblewoman and a fighter.
- Rebellious Tomboy Princess
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Firuka believed herself to be Hagas' Unrequited Tragic Maiden, and it pained her immensely. Then, Tegu explained that Hagas did return her feelings, but couldn't tell her because he was very aware of his own upcoming death...
The divine god who looks over the Universe of the Four Gods. Unlike in Fushigi Yuugi where she gave the appearance of an old lady, here she portrays herself as a "little Chinese boy." Therefore, tropes below would proceed to use pronoun "he" for the convenience of the story.
- Big Good
- The Chooser of The One
- Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time. Otherwise his eyes are very tiny.
- No Biological Sex: This form confirms Taiitsukun as a spiritual being with no gender, as he is able to take on any form he wishes.
- Old Master
- Pint-Sized Kid: This was the form he presented when he comes in contact with Takiko and her Genbu Celestial Warriors.
- Physical God
- A Twinklein The Sky: "Aiyaaaaa!"
- Butt Monkeys
- Fangirls: The Nyan-Nyans are shown to be grand Genbu Celestial Warrior fangirls over anything else. With team Uruki, and Team Hikitsu being the most vocal.
- Physical God
- Really 700 Years Old: As goddesses, they don't age, but they usually look like little girls.
Tomite's optimistic and cheerful mother.
- Apron Matron: She's one cool mama to everyone except for her son for disciplinary reasons... but then again this is Tomite
- Call to Adventure: In a world filled with the superstition of the "Curse of the Genbu Priestess", about half of the the Ha Tribe believes in the foretold peace and prosperity the Genbu Priestess and Celestial Warriors would give. And she was the honored one who prides her son awaken to be Tomite, and pleaded with all her might to ask Takiko to take up the calling to be their awaited Priestess, and convince her son to fulfill his destiny as a Celestial Warrior.
- Mama Bear: Towards her own son, and yet we still don't feel sorry for you, Tomite.
Hikitsu's lovely little sister.
- Break the Cutie: She lost both her brother and her lover, the two most important men in her life in one shot out of shrew destiny... Damn it, Watase!!
- Childhood Friend Romance: She developed feelings for Tomite simply for being her Only Friend, and her brother's making sure she's given every chance to pursue him.
- The Cutie: Aila is a kind, and optimistic girl who believes there are people out there willing to love her and her brother.
- Hair Decorations: Even though she has blonde hair, not too many people would be able to tell her and Takiko apart if she doesn't wear hers.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As beautiful as her brother.
- Human Popsicle: Tomite accidentally froze her when his powers first awoke. Duh, Tomite. Good thing Aila still liked him after being defrosted.
- Identical Stranger: Looks like a younger Takiko.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Hikitsu tried his very best to raise Aila in retaining her cheerfulness and faith in people in spite of their depressing circumstances.
Anlu the Oracle
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Right after telling Namame to leave her service, she's fatally shot by Shigi. She bleeds to death in Takiko's arms.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Her necklace is made out of the same rock as Namame. Originally was used to aid Takiko on the search for her Celestial Warriors, but then it would later become one of the Shinzahos required to summon the beast gods, Suzaku and Seiryuu in the future.
- Kid with the Leash: Toyed with, as she was Namame's only friend until it joined the Genbu Warriors.
- Oracular Urchin: A tiny little girl with massive Psychic Powers and wisdom up the wazoo.
- Shoo the Dog: She does this to Namame, so he'll join Takiko's cause.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives this to Shigi and Hien, calling them out on the murder of a fellow Oracular Urchin that led to the Seiryuu troops they commanded being slaughtered by many other Namame-like stone beings, and telling them that not only they'll fail in their mission to stop the ummoning of Genbu, but that Kutou will be destroyed.
- Verbal Tic: "Desu!"
- Battle Butler: To Uruki.
- Big Brother Mentor: Of Uruki.
- Legacy of Service: His family has been serving Uruki's mother's side of the family for generations, when the event of Temudan wanting to off the then newborn Uruki, Soruen's father fled the palace with Uruki on behalf of Uruki's mother's wishes. Once Soruen's father fled back to his hometown and has told his tribe about the situation, all men who's born in the first line of the Wakaosa family, by loyalty, are pledged to guard Uruki with all their power. Sadly, Soruen ended up as the last person in line to guard Uruki.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Token Adult: He was in this position before Hikitsu was located. But once Hikitsu joined, Soruen naturally passed the torch to him so that he can perform his other missions, such as tracking the Kutou Special Task Force, and investigate the Hokkan government's latest movements.
- Passing the Torch: Once he understood Uruki's relationship with Takiko has been solidified, he gradually moves out of Uruki's dependency of him in order to let Takiko and the Genbu Warriors become the center of Uruki's life. Eventually, preparing himself to lay down his life for his master.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards his master, Uruki.
- Barrier Maiden: With a twist - a cult from the Book World wants Mariko to be the Priestess for a prospect fifth God, the Yellow Water Dragon aka Kouryuu/Oryuu.
- Canon Foreigner: As the Player Character of the Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden Gaiden: Kagami no Miko game.
- Girl Next Door: She's less stubborn than Takiko, as well as sweet and rather cheerful.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones.
- Identical Stranger: Of Takiko, save for their color scheme.
- Magic Mirror: Mariko and her best friend Takumi are swallowed into Hokkan through one of these, which Mariko's archaeologist dad came across with in one of his researches several decades after the events of Genbu Kaiden, and was spotted at home by Mariko by accident. So in order to return home and find the lost Takumi, Mariko has no choice but to rely on Takiko's group to help send Mariko and Takumi back to where they belong.
- Multiple Endings: Kagami no Miko has many elements of dating sims, and Mariko can potentially hook up with several guys: Takumi, Uruki, Tomite, Hikitsu, Shigi or Shigi's Number Two Shura . ( Though she cannot stay with either of them, unless Takumi is the chosen one.) There's also a non-romantic route that explores Mariko and Takiko's friendship and has her as a Takiko/ Uruki Shipper on Deck.
- Race Against the Clock: Mariko has ten days to find Takumi and return home.
- She's Got Legs: Blame the super short Magic Skirt.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden Gaiden: Kagami no Miko game.
- Childhood Friends: Him and Mariko. Can potentially go into Childhood Friend Romance
- Expy: He's the aloof version of Tamahome.
- FaceHeel Turn: Complete with Evil Makeover. Subverted, he's only Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: And how.
- Adorably Precocious Child: He's just 13, and he looks damn cute.
- Canon Foreigner: Like Mariko and Takumi, he was created only for the Kagami no Miko game. Though there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it panel including him in the manga.
- Dating Catwoman: If he's the chosen love interest for Mariko in the game. Goes into Star-Crossed Lovers and Her Heart Will Go On.
- Expy: Of Hien.
- Knife Nut: Has twin daggers.
- Number Two: Shigi's, taking Hien's in-story place.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He apparently likes cooking and sewing
- Undying Loyalty: Adores his boss Shigi