Here be the characters of Ikki Tousen.
Sonsaku Hakufu (Sun Ce)
The protagonist. A second-year transfer student at Nanyo, she is not terribly bright, but is immeasurably powerful despite being only a D-ranked fighter. She possesses a unique gift for predicting an enemy's moves very accurately by reading the flow of chi around her opponents, which occasionally makes her seem brighter than she is. For instance, she will put an end to a fight simply by stating the next moves of an opponent with frightening accuracy, breaking his will to fight after he realizes the futility of fighting her. She is also very good at "delayed striking", where she makes a feint attack in order to leave an invisible "chi bomb" which detonates moments later while the enemy's guard is down. She is skilled at "inner striking," which is another chi attack where she sends her chi into a person, causing damage to manifest at unusual places. She also inherited Master Chosho's knowledge of chi magic, and, while currently unaware of this, is able to use it partially by instinct. Chosho passed it to her spiritually while Hakufu was unconscious; this is how she healed Koukin after she stabbed him; she slept with Koukin and extracted the evil chi from his body into her own. She still has the evil chi contained inside her, and it appears on her body as a skull-like mark and is slowly creeping up to her heart.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is more blonde in the manga.
- All-Loving Hero: She doesn't resent anyone, even her enemies.
- Badass Adorable: She may be a nice person, but she can still fight when she needs to.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's one of the friendliest girls you would ever want to meet. But if you ever cross her, she will be prepared to kick your ass.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She has an exhuberant personality and can take down enemies with ease.
- Chaste Hero: Not only is she too innocent (thinking that three men picking her up to Karaoke only want to have dinner with her), she's having far too good a time fighting to even be interested in sex.
- Cute Bruiser: A cute girl who is a competent fighter.
- Easily Forgiven: The most admirable trait with this girl is that she does not hold grudges period; once the fight is over, anyone, even last-season's enemies, are affectionately embraced as friends.
- Fiery Redhead: She has a passionate personality and has strawberry blonde hair.
- Genki Girl: While Hakufu's a bonafide fighter, she's a very cheerful and energetic girl who gets along well with others.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She's too innocent to even think about doing something evil.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: She may act like an idiot, but she's a Nice Girl.
- Kissing Cousins: She's been lovers with Koukin for most of their lives.
- Nice Girl: A refreshingly sweet, kind and good-hearted kid who can be friends with anybody.
- Panty Fighter: Hakufu wears a pink bra and matching panties.
- Potty Failure: Hakufu often wets herself after she has been defeated; on numerous occasions, her unconscious body is shown with her urine soaking through her panties and pooling on the floor under her.
- This only happens once in the anime, when Ryomou is strangling her in the second episode.
- The Protagonist: She's the central character of the series. Her story begins and ends with her.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Her Inner Dragon can transform her pesonality to an evil and powerful fighter.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Says this whenever she's horribly pissed off.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Loves to fight, although she refuses to kill.
Shuuyu Koukin (Zhou Yu)
Hakufu's rich cousin and a second-year student at Nanyo Academy. Although only a C-ranked fighter, his lack of confidence and his short resume of victories (or battles for that matter) keep him from becoming A-ranked despite already having the power of one. He has a crush on Hakufu. He is now one of Nanyo's Big Four, taking Kannei's place after he was defeated.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: He loves Hakufu because she used to protect him and cheer him up when they were kids.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Though not as pushy as others.
- Kissing Cousins: With Hakufu.
- Suffers from one in the Onsen episode of the first season when he sees Hakufu naked.
- Also suffers from one when he sees Sonken and Hakufu naked in the bath.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Thank you, The Worf Effect.
- Weak, but Skilled: In raw power and fighting ability he's overshadowed by most of the major players, but his mastery of Ki is incredible (most notably when he literally cancelled Toutotsu's Hakka Daiseishou by balancing his ki against it in volume 7).
- The Worf Effect: Triumphantly averted later in the manga, but not by too much.
Ryomou Shimei (Lu Meng)
A third-year student at Nanyo Academy. Powerful and a B-rank, she is also one of Nanyo's Big Four.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: A bizarre case, the Anime kept her Blue Hair, when Xtreme Xecutor aired her hair had already transitioned to black in the manga.
- Beauty Mark: On the left corner of her mouth
- Cute Clumsy Girl: In Great Guardians.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: She used to have very long hair, but now she keeps it short.
- Eyepatch of Power: Her signature medical eyepatch.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Suddenly becomes black haired starting around Volume 15 of the manga, no reason is given, her hair just becomes black; not a one-time deal either, her hair remains consistently black all the way up to Shin Ikkitousen.
- Immodest Orgasm: Ryofu once lesbian-raped Shimei after incapacitating her, forcing Shimei to have an involuntary orgasm.
- Kinky Cuffs: It's even her Improbable Weapon.
- The Lancer: For Nanyou school.
- Murderous Thighs: She's very good at using her legs to crush her opponents.
- Not So Stoic: Notably in the Dragon Destiny OVAs.
- The Stoic: Though she tries pretty hard sometimes - refer to episode 9 of first season, a.k.a. the Hot Springs Episode.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the anime, she has blue hair.
Saji Genpou (Zuo Ci)
A third-year student at Nanyo Academy. His actual ranking as a fighter is unknown, but in fights he has shown himself to be an A-rank easily. One of his primary goals as Ouin was to remove Totaku from power.
- Handsome Lech: He is perverted but looks handsome.
- Pet the Dog: His affection for the real Saji, in Great Guardians
- The Reveal: He's actually Ouin Shishi (Wang Yun)
Gakushuu (Yue Jiu)
A third-year student at Nanyo Academy, a B-ranked fighter, and one of the Big Four.
- The Big Guy: He's a large and muscular man who towers over everyone. That includes you, Hakufu.
- Sweet Tooth: Gakushuu has a penchant for eating sugary foods.
- The Worf Effect: In his first appearance, he manages to give Hakufu a run for her money (granted, Saji had stolen her magatama a few moments earlier), but later he only serves as cannon fodder.
- In Xtreme Xecutor (ep 03, 07:52), he proves he's still kinda badass by barely noticing Bachou Mouki's punch.
Sonsaku Goei (Lady Wu)
Hakufu's widowed, extremely promiscuous and flirtatious mother.
- Action Mom: She may be Hakufu's mother, but she can still kick ass when she needs to.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her "old hag" or anything similar, or she will smash you to the ground.
- House Wife: She's normally just this, but as proven occasionally, a fighter nonetheless.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She acts like a Womanchild but is quite cunning when she wants to
- Supreme Chef: She can cook meals extremely well.
Sonken Chuubou (Sun Quan)/Shoukyou (Xiao Qiao)
An anime-exclusive character who appears in Great Guardians. She is introduced as the younger sister of Hakufu.
- Canon Foreigner: She was an original character created for the anime.
- The Chick: Serves as this for Nanyou.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a headband on her hair.
- Love Before First Sight: She was "destined" to marry Koukin per their reincarnations and was pining for him before they even met.
- Nice Girl: As a Yamato Nadeshiko in training, she is friendly to everyone she meets.
- Silk Hiding Steel: A sort of literal version. Considering who she's reincarnated from, it makes sense.
Rikuson Hakugen (Lu Xun)
A cute, bespectacled junior at Nanyo Academy who is skilled in making poisons. She has recently joined the Nanyo gang with the intention of helping them beat Sousou.
- Demoted to Extra: In the anime, she has a less prominent role.
Teifu Tokubou (Cheng Pu)
A long-time friend of Saji and Ryomou.
- Alliterative Name: Teifu Tokubou.
- Ill Boy: Better said, crippled and blind boy.
- ¡Three Amigos!: With Ryoumou and Saji, before things got worse for him
Chuubou Sonken (Sun Quan) (the real one)
- Edible Bludgeon: Introduced smashing a watermelon in the head of a thug.
- Girlish Pigtails: Has the style to go with her naivety. This also differentiates her from the first.
- Last Episode, New Character: She appears on the last episode of Western Wolves.
- Naïve Newcomer: She doesn't have a magatama yet.
Ryuubi Gentoku (Liu Bei)
A klutzy, ditzy, bespectacled bookworm with seemingly no combat skills. She is destined to be a great leader, but is presently too timid and carefree to become one.
- Big Eater: Likes to eat.
- Butt-Monkey: Without her dragon she regularly falls into slapstick situations almost to the point of being a Chew Toy. In her first episode, she is thrown into a pool by Chouhi and not only do her Super Drowning Skills kick in... but she suffers a Slippery Swimsuit while wearing a one piece School Swimsuit.
- Cute Bookworm: She adores reading.
- Gag Boobs: She has one of the largest breasts among all of the other girls.
- Hair Antennae: Much like Hakufu, she has one of this.
- Plucky Girl: No, she can't fight as well as the others unless we bring up her Dragon. And no, that's no gonna stop her from helping out as much as she can either!
- Super Drowning Skills: She is unable to swim.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Her Dragon, said to be the most powerful and destructing of all of them. When we get to see it in action... Holy crap, it's very disturbing to see such a Nice Girl become the embodiment of chaos.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Kan'u's Tomboy.
Kan'u Unchou (Guan Yu)
A third-year student at Seito Academy and an A-ranked fighter. Believed to be the most feared and powerful fighter in the Kanto region, she carries the nearly invincible Blue Dragon Crescent Blade from her predecessor as well as the legendary sword Kusanagi, and also has an overwhelming amount of chi. She believes her destiny is to die protecting Ryuubi.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Of the spear variety.
- Action Girl: One of the strongest in the series.
- Ambiguously Bi: She's definitley attracted to women. However it's left ambiguous if she's into men or not.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her skin is darker than most of the cast, but it's unclear if it's a natural tan either. She always has a light brown hue, and even lacks tan lines (unlike Homura from Senran Kagura), but official art fluctuates between slightly lighter and darker shades to her skin.
- Bare Your Midriff: Because her shirt is too small, her well toned stomach is always on display.
- Berserk Button: Do NOT threaten to harm Seito or any of its students, especially Ryuubi, in any way. Several fools who tried to attack Seito learned this the hard way.
- Blade on a Stick: The Blue Dragon Crescent Blade.
- Clingy Jealous Girl//Covert Pervert: Traits cranked Up to Eleven in Great Guardians, overshadowing the honorable and noble character that defined her.
- Contralto of Danger: Moreso in the Japanese dubs than the English ones. Either way, it's one of the many signs of her power.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Usually on the giving end. For example, she easily defeats Bonsoku in Dragon Destiny.
- Dark Is Not Evil: When she goes to Sousou, she is seen in a dark, revealing costume. Still loyal to Ryuubi, although it may seem otherwise.
- Evil Costume Switch: Subverted; see above
- Hair Antennae: Although unlike Hakufu and Ryoubi, she's no fool.
- Honor Before Reason: Especially when it concerns Liu Bei's happiness and welfare.
- Lady of War: Despite her Stripperiffic appearance.
- Panty Shot: She wears panties, but no bra.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Averted in season one, where both eyes were visible. Played straight in the manga and later seasons.
- Play-Along Prisoner: She ends up escaping on her own; she was holding back while captive.
- Potty Failure: In the anime, Kan'u has the distinction of being the only character to wet herself more than once. (First when Genchoku weakens her with his incense, and then when she is being tortured by Chouko, both times in Dragon Destiny)
- Psycho Lesbian: Skirted the line in Great Guardians. Not completely her fault, since she was under the influence of a MacGuffin. She's snapped out of it, thank god.
- Rapunzel Hair: One wonders how she hasn't stepped on the tips of her own hair by now; it's the female version of Guan Yu's magnificent beard.
- Red Baron: Warrior Goddess. For good reason, too.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Ryuubi. It's implied that they have been friends since childhood.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Her scenes contain more Fanservice than the other vixens.
- Under Boobs: They tend to be noticeable because of the size of her breasts.
- Unstoppable Rage: In Xtreme Xecutor, after multiple episodes of non-stop torment, she finally loses her temper and goes on a rampage. Subverted, however, as Chouun stops this.
Chouhi Ekitoku (Zhang Fei)
Ryubi's best friend and an avid snack-lover who is a first-year student at Seito Academy. Although quite weak and only a C-ranked fighter, history states that she will one day become so powerful that legends will tell of her matching ten-thousand men (just like Zhang Fei himself), which makes her well-known around town.
- Badass Adorable: Refreshingly upbeat and fun girl to be around
- Big Eater: Like Ryoubi she eats a lot.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She likes to be loud when fighting.
- Sarashi: She wears this beneath her shirt instead of a bra.
- Super Strength: She's strong enough to throw Kan'u.
- Took a Level in Badass: While she always had the potential to surpass even Kan'U, during the Western Wolves arc, she finally shows what she's made of.
Chou'un Shiryuu (Zhao Yun)
A mysterious new girl from Seito High that is presumed to be Seito's "secret weapon". Easily a super A-ranked fighter, she wields one of the Hyakuhekitō swords with extreme efficiency.
- Action Girl: Like Kan'u and Chouhi, she fights for an otherwise defenseless girl. She needs to be this.
- Badass Pacifist: She believes that conflicts can be resolved without the use of fighting and bloodshed.
- Big Damn Heroes: If she turns up in a battle, you WILL win, no matter how hopeless or seemingly unsalvageable the situation
- Clothing Damage: Averted: She never gets her clothes ripped (subverted in Episode 10 of XX)
- Eyes Always Shut: When she does open them, they're either suprisingly cute or fucking scary.
- Lady of War: She's the most skilled character in the series.
- The Quiet One: The least talkative among the Seito students.
Shoukatsuryou Koumei (Zhuge Liang)
A young girl who appears to harbor a dragon herself.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets jealous whenever anyone gets close to Ryuubi.
- Creepy Child: At her worst she can be quite disturbing.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her characteristic style are pigtails.
- The Strategist: Because of her lack of combat strength, she serves as this for Seito instead.
- Token Mini-Moe: The youngest looking member of Seito High.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mint-colored actually.
Kouchuu Kanshou (Huang Zhong)
A monk that worked alongside Genchoku Josho at Tougenin. He is very strong, however, being able to fight off Teni with ease by being able to block and break her blades with his bare hands as well as take a shot by Hyakuhekitō to the shoulder and still be able to subdue Ryomou when her dragon was unleashed. It is implied that he will kill Kakouen, just like his predecessor did 1,800 years ago.
- Bald of Awesome: He has no hair on his head and is a competent fighter.
- Gentle Giant: Huge but a nice guy.
Bashoku Youjou (Ma Su)
An assassin sent by Koumei to kill Kakuka and frame Kannei of Nanyo for the crime.
- Badass Adorable: A darker version, as she's very cute but works as a...
- Combat Pragmatist: In her fight with Kakuka she resorts to poison to win against him
- Dual Wielding: Her Weapon of Choice is a pair of tonfas
Sousou Motoku (Cao Cao)
The eccentric leader of Kyosho Academy, best friend to Genjou and Houkou, and a B-ranked fighter.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Second and third season, was a brunet in the first one.
- Papa Wolf: His Superpowered Evil Side took full control of him whenever he saw his friends in danger. First with Chuukou (he thought the bullies at their judo club were attempting to rape her), later with Kakouton (who lost his eye while shielding him)
Kakouton Genjou (Xiahou Dun)
A fighter known for his love of using only the most basic moves in combat, abhorring (and perhaps being incapable of) any other kind of combat.
- Eye Scream: Koshaji stabbed him in the eye.
- Eyepatch of Power: After losing his left eye he now he wears one.
- Likes Older Women: Subverted: he doesn't, but people think he does.
- Nice Guy: He is one of the nicest guys in the series.
- Not So Above It All: He might be one of the more level-headed members of his faction, but he gets a nosebleed just like Koukin when erotic situations occur.
Kakuka Houkou (Guo Jia)
A third-year student at Kyosho Academy and the best friend to Sousou and Kakouton.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is the Huge Guy to Kaku's Tiny Girl.
- Ill Boy: In the manga only, he has cancer. He gets better, then he gets attacked.
- Yank the Dog's Chain. His cancer is cured, he gets in a relationship with Kaku, and it looks like the war is practically Kyoushou's. Turns out Shoukatsu has other plans.
Kakouen Myousai (Xiahou Yuan)
A female assassin Sousou once saved, earning her total loyalty. She is extremely skilled, even more so than Ryofu, and very durable to the point of seemingly not feeling any pain, and specializes in pressure point attacks.
- Child Soldiers: Sousou rescues her from such a life.
- Chinese Girl: Wears a dress similar to a quipao.
- Hair Antennae: Like other girls in the series, she has this.
- Rapunzel Hair: While not nearly as long as Ka'nu's, it reaches past her waist.
- Razor Floss: Her main weapon is one of this.
Shiba'i Chuutatsu (Sima Yi)
The strategist of Kyosho Academy and arch-nemesis of Koumei. She is paraphelgic, having lost her feet years ago while Teni went on a killing rampage, and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
- Berserk Button: A mild example, but apparently knocking over her chess pieces will cause her to lose her temper.
- Evil Cripple: Don't let the wheelchair fool you, she's manipulative and utterly ruthless. And she's not even disabled anyway.
- Ill Girl: What she pretends to be.
- Obfuscating Disability: Implied, since she gets out of her wheelchair and stars running around in the season finale, though it's not clear if she was always faking or if it was because she was being used as a Soul Jar at that point. If she was actually faking it has precedent with her previous incarnation, who also faked an illness.
- Smug Snake: Who even has snake shaped Power Tattoos in her arms!
Ten'i (Dian Wei)
A psychotic powerful archer and assassin barely in her teen years, wearing gothic lolita fashion. She has Catholic beliefs, and believes Shibai to be the Messiah and worships her unquestioningly.
- Abusive Parents: Her father sexually abused her
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was very cruelly ridiculed at her former school, until Shibai rescued her.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: This is her style of dress.
- Potty Failure: When Ryomou is strangling her.
- Rape as Backstory: Not only was she raped by her dad, but the Alpha Bitch of her school and her Girl Posse gang-raped her as well as part of their bullying.
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed her dad after getting fed up with his abuse.
- Senseless Violins: Keeps her weapons in a cello case.
- Shrinking Violet: Until being recruited by Shiba'i.
Kyocho Chuukou (Xu Chu)
A very tall first-year student at Kyosho Academy and one of Sousou's loyal fighters; she was easily able to block a powerful chi blast from Sousou aimed towards Shibai.
- Badass Adorable: For somebody so tall, she has a rather cute face.
- Cooldown Hug: Hers is the only way to placate Sousou's Superpowered Evil Side.
- Gag Boobs: Has possibly the largest bust of any girl in the series.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Yes, the Ikkitousen girls are very big. Chuukou is still the only one whose height is remarked in canon.
- The Quiet One: She's not that talkative.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: In the manga, played for drama. Her judo classmates refused to believe she was a girl and ripped her clothes in the dojo to "clear the doubts". Sousou stepped into that, thought they wanted to gang-rape her, and his Superpowered Evil Side kicked in for the first time. There were NO survivors except for the two of them.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair on her case.
Chouryou Bun'en (Zhang Liao)
One of Shibai's devoted followers, often seen pushing her wheelchair. He takes over Kaku's place as the strategist, but keeps Kaku in his group.
- Affably Evil: Seems like an okay guy if it weren't for the fact that he's with Kyoushou.
- Punch-Clock Villain: The only reason he didn't kill Koukin was because he wasn't the target. Ryuubi was.
Soujin Shikou (Cao Ren)
A third-year student at Kyosho Academy who launched an assault on Seito.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appeared in the sixth OVA of Dragon Destiny.
- Nice Hat: She wears a bonnet on her head.
Toutaku Chuuhei (Dong Zhuo)
The evil leader of Rakuyo High who, until his death, held most of the other schools in a vicegrip, possessing both the manpower and the Gyokuji as well as a Hyakuhekitō.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Voluntarily jumps off a cliff so that Ryofu can't kill him.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the first season.
Ryofu Housen (Lu Bu)
A strong bisexual fighter with a very promiscuous personality and a habit for dressing in skimpy outfits. She was very skilled at making chi blasts, and was in love with both Saji and her best friend Chinkyu.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her skin is even darker than Kan'u, but with either a very light orange or bronze hue, making her ethnicity even more of a question mark than Kan'u.
- Back from the Dead: She gets revived in Great Guardians
- Back for the Dead: She dies again towards the end of Dragon Destiny, courtesy of Ryomou.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She and Chinkyuu have been friends since they were very young.
- Depraved Bisexual: Skirts the line. She had sex with both Toutaku and Saji for power play reasons, either groped or raped an immobilized Ryoumou depending on the media, yet her best and most humanizing relationship was with her female partner and Victorious Childhood Friend, Chinkyuu.
- Femme Fatale: Not above of using her sex appeal to her advantage, but wasn't fully evil.
- Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in twin tails.
- Go Out with a Smile: She smiles before her death in both the manga as well as Great Guardians.
- Ill Girl: She suffers an Incurable Cough of Death in the manga.
- Panty Shot: Ryofu wears a pair of light green panties. Like Kan'u, she does not wear a bra.
- Potty Failure: When the real Genpou Saji kisses her back to life in Great Guardians, she wets herself.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: She and her lover Chinkyuu are school girls.
- Together in Death: She commits suicide along with Chinkyuu.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: By the time of Great Guardians, her memories are erased.
Kaku Bunwa (Jia Xu)
A bespectaled, long raven-haired beauty who was once Totaku's second-in-command. Intelligent, seductive, and manipulative, her power lay in manipulating others into doing her dirty work as she is otherwise an average fighter.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has long raven hair and has a serious personality.
- The Chessmaster: She manipulates fighters to do her dirty work.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She has bespectacles and has a manipulative streak.
- Idiot Hair: She has two strands coming out of her hair.
- Meganekko: Subverted. She may have the looks but not the personality.
- Oh, Crap!: When she realizes that Shibai has replaced her as Kyosho's stragetist.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her long hair reaches down to her waist.
- Sexy Shirt Switch: She has one in Dragon Destiny, but it was less fanservicy than you'd think: yeah, Kaku was naked except for her boyfriend's shirt, but that happened when she found him bleeding to death in the streets.
- The Strategist: She provides battle strategies for Toutaku and Sousou.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Dragon Destiny, she is replaced as Kyosho's strategist by Shibai.
Chinkyuu Koudai (Chen Gong)
A very close friend to Ryofu. They work on missions together for Totaku to kill Hakufu.
- Morality Pet: Serves as this to Ryofu.
- Rape as Drama: In the anime, she dies right after being raped and beaten within an inch of her life. She lasts a little longer in the manga, but still.
- Rescue Romance: Ryofu used to protect her when they were little girls.
- Together in Death: She commits suicide along with Ryofu.
- The Dreaded: Yoshitsune is so terrified of her she pisses herself when she appears. Soujin also wets herself from her shear presence.
- Gotta Catch Them All: Collects Magatama for an unspecified purpose.
- Making a Splash: Besides illusions, she can also control water.
- Master of Illusion: Capable of creating very realistic illusions.
- Mystical White Hair: Pale pink, and she's very mysterious.
- Outside-Context Problem: Since the setting recreates the Three Kingdoms, Toushis of Japanese folklore weren't expected by the Toushi of Kanto.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: This is how her illusions work.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her right eye.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 193cm tall (which is even taller than Chuukou) and is just as busty as every other character.
- Sympathy for the Hero: She envies the bonds the other students have with each other.
- Childhood Friends: She knew Chouhi back when they were in middle school.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one not because she needs it, but to imitate the original Juubei Yagyu.
- Friendly Enemy: She's only looking for a Worthy Opponent, and finds one in Chou'un.
- HeelFace Turn: Sides with Seito against Hozoin.
- Blood Knight: Loves the thrill of the fight.
- Mark of Shame: Brands one on his defeated foes, and is only barely stopped by Ka'nu from doing this to Ryuubi.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Ryuubi actually pities him for always being alone, never having any friends and trying to reach the top at all costs.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Dresses in a fancy red gothic lolita outfit. Which is of course shredded after her fight with Sousou.
- Bring Me My Brown Pants: Urinates herself in terror when Sousou defeats her despite being blinded. She wets herself even more when Himiko appears and intervenes.
- Ojou Ringlets: Her hair is full of ringlets.
- Cool Mask: A kitsune mask. And she wears a cat mask beneath it.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Shoves her crotch in Koukin's face to escape, causing him a nosebleed.
- Don't Look at Me!: She can only try cover her face when Chuukou and Koukin destroy her masks.
- Familiar: Can create dozens of fox familiars to attack her opponents.
- School Swimsuit: Her outfit looks like one.
- Verbal Tic: Her sentences always end with "nya", despite dressing like a kitsune. This is lampshaded by Soujin.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: She deduces Kan'u wields a naginata just by staring at her fingers.
- Bandage Babe: Her face has many bandages.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: For someone famed as The Ace of swordsmen, she's rather spacey and even childish.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Pink hair and pink eyes.
- Master Swordsman: She's considered the deadliest swordsmaster in the entirety of Japan.
- Worthy Opponent: She actually gives Kan'u her katana so she can give it back when she's finally ready to face her.
- Badass Mustache: Has one that fits his Old Master look.
- Dirty Old Man: He certainly enjoys poking the boobs of his assistants Ekisai and Nansai.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Kind of literally. He shoves Chouhi into a river in order to awaken her capabilities as an S-Rank. Ekitoku almost drowns.
Ekisai and Nansai
- The Dividual: Always appear together and are never apart.
- Eyes Always Shut: Much like Chou'un, they almost always have their eyes closed.
Ukitsu (Yu Ji)
A dark-skinned girl and the leader of Gogun High who is destined by her magmatama to kill Hakufu, as her predecessor did 1800 years ago.
- Ascended Extra: She has a more prominent role in the anime.
- Badass Adorable: She may be a cute girl, but she can kick major ass when she needs to.
- Go Out with a Smile: In the anime's second season, she gives out a smile when she dies.
Koushaji (Hu Che Er)
An assassin sent to kill Sousou while he was injured from a gang battle.
- Facial Markings: A flower-shaped one on her cheekbone.
- Fan Disservice: Her fight against Kakouton and Sousou was laden with Panty Shots, as usual. Then she blinds Kakouton... and Sousou kills her very bloodily.
Bachou Mouki (Ma Chao)
A ditzy, yet very strong fighter. Instead of having a dragon state, she had the actual spirit of Ma Chao kept in her magatama. When Mouki found her friends seriously hurt in an attack, Ma Chao awakened and temporarily took over her body. She became very powerful and violent, much like Hakufu in her dragon state.
- The Ditz: Seemingly at first, but it turns out to be a ruse.
- Hot-Blooded: She's one hell of a fighter.
- You, Get Me Coffee: The first thing Hakufu does after getting her as a disciple is sending her to do tasks like this.
- You Killed My Father: Her motive for wanting to attack Sousou is that he killed her brother.
A video game-only character who first appears in the PS2 game Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon, and is allied with Rakuyo High School.
- BFS: Wields a huge sword.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the Shining Dragon and Eloquent Fist game.
- Hair Antennae: Much like Hakufu and Ka'nu, she has this style.
Taishiji Shigi (Taishi Ci)
A skilled and honorable fighter of African descent, sporting dreadlocks and dressing in hip-hop fashion.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Well, he is of african descent and has the dreadlocks.
- Convenient Coma: What happens to him after fighting Hakufu. He gets better in the manga.
Jokou Koumei (Xu Huang)
- I Have Your Wife: He's the one who tells Kanu about how Ryuubi and Co. were rodeated by all the fighters of Kyoushou.
Gakushin Bunken (Yue Jin)
Another member of Kyosho's Three Pillared Gods with the ability to read an individual's magatama by French kissing them.
- Kiss of Death: She doesn't exactly kill with it, but it's how she uses her powers.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: When she kisses someone, she can drive into their mind. When she uses it on Kan'u, her vision is so disturbing that she has a Freak Out!.
Kanpei (Guan Ping)
The heroine of Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist. She is seemingly a member of Seito, but, like Chousen, she doesn't have a legitimate school home, and is only interested in the Dragon Potent.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt is too short to cover her midsection.
- Bodyguard Crush: She seems to have a crush on Kan'u.
- Canon Foreigner: Again, only appears in the games - this time in Eloquent Fist.
- Mega Twintails: As shown in the picture, even in twin tails they reach her waist.
- Superpowered Evil Side: She has a dragon, too. And isn't able to control it well.
Sonken Bundai (Sun Jian)
Hakufu's deceased father.
- Disappeared Dad: He died years before the series begins.
- Spirit Advisor: Brings a comatose Hakufu back to the real world in the second series.
Choukou Shikou (Zhang Hong)
An old man who trained Hakufu when she was a child. He is an old friend of Goei, and he possibly trained her too, and has also trained Ukitsu and Rikuson.
- Old Master: He is an old man who trained Hakufu.
Choushou Shifu (Zhang Zhao)
An old woman with the appearance of a young girl, Choshou is in charge of the Hyakukeitō, a set of 5 legendary Chinese jian made of jewels supposedly made by Cao Cao in ancient China.
- Demoted to Extra: While she played quite a role in the manga, her role in the anime is significantly reduced.
- Hime Cut: Fittingly she has the style.
- Miko: Dresses like one.
- Really 700 Years Old: Looks like a Token Mini-Moe but is older than everyone.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Killed by Toutaku in the manga.
Saji Genpou (Zuo Ci). The REAL one, huh.
The mysterious woman who first appears in Great Guardians, her face covered with a hood.
- Bodyguard Crush: Inverted. She has one on Ouin Shishi/Saji, who is the only one who understands her according to her.
- Canon Foreigner: First appeared in Great Guardians.
- Canon Immigrant: Is seen as a playable character in X-treme Impact.
- Girlish Pigtails: She ties her hair in twin-tails.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Gothic appearance, hate of the world, and Mind Control powers.
- Jerkass Woobie: Was so horribly bullied as a little girl that she grew embittered with the world. It's hinted that the only one who ever tried to stand up for her was Chuubou.
- Mind Control: Insanely good at getting people Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Necromantic: Revived Ryofu to have her as her minion.
Kada Genka (Hua Tuo)
The talented doctor living near Hakufu's place. He takes care of her many times when she gets injured after battles.