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     Reiko Mikami

Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru (JP, most media), Kotono Mitsuishi (JP, 2009 Pachinko game), Sharon Becker (English), Connie Madera (Latin America)

  • The Ace: A skillful ghost hunter, Dude Magnet, and also used to be a star student in high school. When she meets an old classmate, the latter starts gushing over Mikami, who was apparently good at everything and the most popular girl in the school.
  • Action Girl: A very skilled sword fighter and Magic Knight. She has many weapons, especially her magic baton, which she uses to fight zombies, monsters, and evil creatures.
  • Bad Boss: She treats Yokoshima real bad (though to be fair he pervs on her) and barely pays Okinu.
  • Berserk Button: Losing money, cockroaches (tries to nuke her own office when she sees one) and Yokoshima's death(s).
  • Fiery Redhead: Has long red hair and the Hot-Blooded personality to match. She has a very violent temper and will lash out at Yokoshima any time he does something stupid or perverted.
  • Greed: The only reason why she's a Ghost Sweeper is because she wants to earn a lot of money and become rich. She would never help anyone for free.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She hates when Yokoshima hits or pervs on her. She hates even more him doing it on other girls, or them on him.
  • Jack of All Trades: Her profile states that she's very proficient with all kinds of occult weapons and items. And we mean all of them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very greedy and self-centered and is certain to overprice her services a lot while paying her employees peanuts. That said, she does care for her companions' life and goes berserk or nearly has a Heroic BSoD when Yokoshima is killed and genuinely cares for Kinu's well-being. There was also instances where she chose to not do her job and get the money, or when she gave someone else the profits (like when Meiko led a Journey to the Center of the Mind to save her).
  • Last-Name Basis: The only people who refer to Mikami by her first name are Meiko, Emi, her parents and Yakuchin, everyone else just calls her either "Mikami" or the more respectful but still casual "Mikami-san"
  • Meaningful Name: Shiina came up with her name as an oblique reference not just to the goddess Aphrodite, but also the financial headaches Japan was going through when the manga was first published. Guess which character obviously avoided getting hit with problems...
  • Ms. Fanservice: Fully aware of her beauty, Mikami usually wears provocative Stripperiffic outfits.
  • Nominal Hero: She never does anything for heroic reasons, she just wants to earn a lot of money.
  • Tomato Surprise It turns out that her existence began in the Heian era as the artificial demon Mephistopheles. It helps explain why she's Chaotic Neutral, for starters...
  • Tsundere:
    • Type A. She lets down her guard against Saijo, Kinu and her family. She is also arguably a type B since she's her harshest around Yokoshima who's her love in her former life and also supposedly her future husband.
    • Oda Nobunaga calls her out on this in the Earthquake Relief Special chapters, he to get her to act like a typical modern day tsundere much to her chagrin and our amusement, but then she fails at it and essentially says she'd rather die than be a generic tsundere, Nobunaga pretty much calls her a villain afterwards and gives up.

     Tadao Yokoshima

Voiced by: Ryō Horikawa (JP), Wayne Grayson (English), Moisés Iván Mora (Latin America)

  • Almighty Janitor: By the end of the series, he's has been into space, traveled through time, been trained by multiple gods, saved the world multiple times, shown surprisingly high levels of business acumen, and is arguably the most powerful human being ever to have existed and has saved all of reality by defeating a being that the Gods were powerless against, etc... and still gets next to no respect and is basically a henchman, though it is implied that Mikami may have started paying him an actual living wage, eventually.
  • The Chew Toy: Barely a file goes by without him falling prey to Amusing Injuries or some other aggravation, whether because of Mikami's neglect, his own overactive libido, or whatever else the cosmos thinks it'd be fun to visit on him. Even after he saves the day.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He'll do whatever it takes to help the girls who care for him. Not too many of them around, unfortunately, thanks to the 'pervert' part.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Acts like a perverted idiot most of the time, but plenty of people have noted how tenacious he is at getting a glimpse of some booty (though he fails most of the time) and people like Shouryuuki and Mikami's mother have noted his incredible growth potential which, according to the latter, surpasses even Mikami and Saijo. Heck, he managed to almost beat Mikami during his special training (he had already beaten twice the number of monsters Mikami did on that same training her first time around), only losing due to hesitation. Heck, even in the first chapter clearly stated that has enormous spiritual powers. Also, he was the one who delivered the killing blow to Astaroth.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: He ultimately rejects Astaroth's offer to bring Luciola back from the dead in favor of destroying Astaroth's plans.
  • First-Name Basis: In the 2003 Italian dub of the TV series, Yokoshima is referred to by his first name "Tadao", which is very odd seeing as every other translation of the series including the Italian dub of the movie note  just sticks to calling him "Yokoshima" like in the original Japanese.
  • Generation Xerox: He may not look like his parents too much, but his developing relationship with Mikami bore such a startling similarity to his parents' that Mikami became worried on a subconscious level...
  • Hidden Depths: His old friend noted that those who actually took the time to know him will appreciate his good qualities. He did attract at least 3-4 ladies that we can see, after all, some of whom were supposed to be his enemy.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's a typical sex-obsessed 17-year-old guy with a healthy libido, and he's constantly having lewd fantasies about Mikami, a sexually attractive 20-year-old. It makes even more sense when you consider that his father, Daishuu, is an unrepentant Casanova. It turns out that Daishuu acts very much like Yokoshima does when trying to woo the woman who would be Yokoshima's mother ... and the latter acts exactly like Mikami does when rebuffing his over-the-top advances. Yokoshima's probably just taking a few notes from his parents' experience. Mikami was, quite understandably, disturbed.
  • Meaningful Name: Although Ironic Name would work better—Tadao means "loyal husband". Considering how he'll try to convince just about every other attractive female around his age to help him lose his virginity. One file reveals that, yes, he got married to her 10 years later.
  • Taking the Bullet: Takes Vespa's attack that would have killed Luciola. Unfortunately Luciola uses the last of her power to pull a Heroic Sacrifice in order to save him from death.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Eventually learns to fight on his own with his spiritual lightsaber and small spiritual balls that can create any effect as long as they're one kanji long. His future self can travel through time on his own power, which not even Mikami and her mother, whose super-special ability is to travel through time, can do.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Lampshaded by Mikami how he attracts all kinds of female supernatural beings. Ironically enough, this includes her past self...


Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (JP), Rubén León (Latin America)

Mikami's device that spins around and points in the direction of spiritual energy.

  • Adaptation Expansion: He's the narrator for the anime adaptation, where he gets a shaku (ritual baton) when speaking to the audience.


Kinu Himuro

Voiced by: Mariko Kouda (JP), Debora Rabbai (English), Mariana Ortiz (Latin America)

  • Astral Projection: After she is revived, she gains this ability. Unlike most examples, she can still move objects.
  • Nice Girl: Hands down the kindest person in the series. She's so nice that even Yokoshima never tries to do his stuff on her!

     Emi Ogasawara

Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa (JP), Jeannie Bartel (English), Gisella Castillas (Latin America)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Being a Voodoo exorcist, she's presumably Afro-Caribbean, but she also uses Australian boomerangs, making it ambiguous.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her attack style depends on a lengthy ritual that leaves her open to attacks while she's doing her ritual dance.
  • Dance Battler: Well, she doesn't actually fight while dancing, but it's an integral part of her rituals.
  • Deal with the Devil: When she first began (unofficial) ghost sweeping at the age of 15, she did so with the aid of a bound demon named Belial. Shiina never explains in the sidestory what happened to Belial between then and the main series, when we see him locked up.


Voiced by: Chafurin (JP), Alan Steele (English), Hector Reynoso and later Carlos del Campo (Latin America)

  • Dirty Old Man: Gets along well with Yokoshima... as long as he's not using him as a lab-rat...
  • Honest John's Dealership: Rule #1 when shopping: Do not let him foist untested prototypes on you.

     Dr. Chaos
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (JP), Dan Green (English), Miguel Ángel Sanromán (Latin America)

  • Butt-Monkey: It's hard to take him seriously when he gets zapped, hurt, kicked, etc..
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He was presented as an enemy to Mikami at first, but two defeats and one case where they need to work together makes him a more neutral character.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: He abjured a relationship with Princess Maria precisely because he knew he'd outlive her, and she deserved a more mortal mate. Nonetheless, he made sure her image lived on as the mystic robot Maria.
  • My Skull Runneth Over:
    • Because his brain has become completely full with information, learning something new means that one of the earliest things still remembered gets overwritten. It really says something that he can understand how the Tenshi Luopan works at first sight, but at the same time forgets what 2+2 results in... Also, he can't remember how to build Maria.
    • If the dream at the end of the series is true he eventually he does manage to mass produce androids. But in a somewhat bitter-sweet turn he has also forgotten about his past adventures with Mikami and company.
  • Older Than They Look: One arc shows him as a strapping 'young' man... who's at least 200 years old.


Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Debora Rabbai (English), Martha Ceceña (Latin America)

  • Catchphrase: "Yes, Dr. Chaos" whenever he gives her an order.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Played with. Her eyes have shines when she is affected by a love potion, as if she had these usually.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Although it makes sense here, since she was designed in part as a memorial to an old acquaintance of Dr. Chaos's. Played with when a love potion makes her fall in love with Yokoshima and tries to kiss him... with a metal head and enough force to destroy concrete walls...
  • Weaksauce Weakness: According to Doctor Chaos, falling into the sea water would have destroyed her in twenty seconds.

     Meiko Rokudou

Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Jeannie Bartel (English), Diana Pérez (Latin America)

  • Ambiguously Gay: Unlike most of the other females in the series, she gives no signs of being attracted to men, while being excessively attached to Mikami.
  • The Beastmaster: She has a retinue of twelve shikigami under her control, but no thanks to her complete lack of self-confidence, it's very easy for her to lose control over them. When that happens, anything standing around her turn into ruins.
  • Berserker Tears: She cries and her Shikigami goes ballistic... which happens a lot.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She could function somewhat normally in society, but when Nightmare invades her mind, he has no idea what goes on in her head... so much so he had to abandon his attempt.
  • Eastern Zodiac: Her shikigami use the Japanese names for the Twelve Heavenly Generals.
  • Older Than They Look: Meiko's mother was pregnant with her before Mikami's parents even met, meaning she must be over 30, yet for how she acts, you could be forgiven for thinking she's a teenager.
  • Power Incontinence: Meiko's Shikigami tend to go haywire if she gets nervous or begins to cry. Which happens VERY often

     Father Kazuhiro Karasu
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (JP), Matthew Harringtonnote  (English), Carlos Íñigo (Latin America)

  • Blind Without 'Em: His glasses get broken during the Bloodeau Island scuffle, and his spare pair doesn't help him much.
  • Covert Pervert: Possibly in the film, when he sees Emi fawning over Peter, he cries a bit out of jealousy, lamenting his oaths.
  • Nice Guy: Like Kinu, one of the nicest guy in the series. Not so when he was younger, though.
  • Proto-Otaku: In the GS Mikami '78 arc, he is seen playing the original Space Invaders and takes offense at Mikami's mother branding fans of Space Battle Ship Yamato and Star Wars, as well as cosplayers, as weirdos.
  • Smoking Is Cool: In 1978, that is. Suffering more than usual trying to climb the Sunshine building got him to swear off of it, though.

     Pete/Pietro de Bloodeau
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), Alan Steele (English), Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin America)

  • Covert Pervert: One time, he regretted taking part in a New Year Race festival, and missed out a beauty pageant that was to take place on his island.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Physically he's near-spitting image of his father, enough for the latter to fool Emi and turn her into a vampire.

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Alejandro Villeli (Latin America)

  • Fountain of Youth: That needle of his lets him turn people into little children...whose fear he can then incite...

Voiced by: Hirohiko Kakegawa (JP), José Antonio Macías (Latin America)

  • Dirty Coward: When backed into a corner, he's quick to try and run away and if that fails, beg for his life.
  • Dream Walker/Dream Weaver: He feeds on the dreams of his victims, and can even alter them at will the stronger he gets.

Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Irma Carmona (Latin America)
  • Actually, I Am Him: When Mikami's group arrives to her temple, she's asked to take them to see the dragon god. She then releases her spiritual pressure to reveal that she is the one they've come looking for.

Voiced by: Yoko Kawanami (JP), Loretta Santini (Latin America)

  • Reincarnation: During the battle on the moon, she had to do this after getting shot by Mikami. She did it by performing mouth-to-mouth on Yokoshima and nearly going out Chest Burster style into a younger, "fresher" version of herself. Also resurrected in the battle against Astaroth.

Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (JP), Ana Patricia Hannides (Latin America)

     Michie Mikami 
  • Knight Templar: Has no qualms implementing some pretty extreme strategies, including killing off Mikami if need be.

     Date Yukinojou 

  • Blood Knight: His primary motivation for joining Medusa was to fight strong enemies.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Unlike Innen and Kankuro, Yukinojou is very careful with the Masoujutsu from the beginning. Under no circumstances will he let it persist to the point that he risks getting corrupted into a demon. Later on, he decides that he needs more power than that, so decides to find an alternative form of spiritual armor that doesn't have the corruption risk—in other words, not derived from demonic energy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He gets so thoroughly disgusted with the lengths Medusa will go to achieve her goals that he renounces her, and ultimately even upgrades his infernal-energy armor into a less dangerous version with Hanuman's help.
  • Momma's Boy: Yukinojou flat-out idolizes his mother and her zealous care for him, to the point that Kankuro, Yokoshima and Mikami think it crosses into incestuous. Later on, it turns out his mother died when he was young, giving the reader something to potentially temper that problematic image with.
  • The Rival: Considers Yokoshima as this. Turns out he was Yokoshima's rival Tamiya racer when they were kids.

     Kankuro Kamada 

  • Villain Decay: In his final appearance, he was beaten by Yukinojo in less than one panel.



     Shiro Inuzuka 

  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Absorbing some of Yokoshima and Mikami's energy to heal actually accelerates Shiro's maturation by a few years, in the process revealing that "he" is actually a "she".
  • Samus Is a Girl: She started off looking like a small boy till she absorbed some power from Mikami and revealed her true gender.

     Teruhiko Saijou

  • Combat Pragmatist: Odd when you consider his proclaimed devotion to justice, until you realize that he's more worried about just results than just means.
  • The Rival: With Yokoshima for Mikami's affection. It's a holdover from their previous reincarnation.

     Hanato Kobato 

  • Nice Girl: On the same level as Kinu. She's the only character who has never said anything negative about other people.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Her family was cursed with constant poverty through a binboukami. It didn't exactly help that, until they met Yokoshima, the binboukami's attempts to turn himself into a kami of fortune never got anywhere.


  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: See all those eyeball accessory looking things all around her body, on her arms, dangling from her ears? They're all real eyes. But she's cute, so we're not complaining.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name literally means "100 eyes", and she's basically a scout unit who can see great distances.


  • Big Bad: Though the series doesn't actually have one, he's probably the next best thing since a lot of the series' important events revolve around his actions, and his arc is easily the longest.
  • Death Seeker: Ashtaroth couldn't handle the fact that his role as a demon, to maintain the flow of chaos and generally keep the universe from stagnating, meant that he'd be vilified more often than not. As far as he was concerned, there were only two acceptable alternatives—rewrite the whole of reality to his whims, or this.
  • Godhood Seeker: He certainly acts like this towards his minions, and becoming the sole god of the universe is his ultimate goal. Well, one of the two goals he's willing to accept, at least...
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Basically, the combination of his two goals means that either he goes, or the universe that causes him so much pain goes.


     Mari Ichimonji 

     Kaori Yumi 

  • Black Eyes of Evil: Sparkling Black Eyes, at that. Not really evil though. It's actually a dig at 60's & 70's shoujo comics which feature such eyes prominently.

     Marin Megumi 

  • Through His Stomach: Her exorcism methods include cleaning and cooking up super-delicious and nutritious food.


  • And Call Him "George": Although the threat to Yokoshima and Hyakume doesn't come directly from Papilio, but rather her other pets, who include the likes of Kerberos. Yes, she expects them to get along just fine.
  • Animal Motifs: She was made from a butterfly, as her name indicates.
  • Little Miss Badass: Like her sisters, she can be more than a match for a group of GS working together even when fighting alone.


  • Little Bit Beastly: Her tails from her kyuube no kitsune form manifest as her hairstyle in her human form.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fried tofu, traditionally something that kyuube no kitsune are addicted to in Japanese lore.