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"No blood! No bone! No ash!"
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Also known as the Red Clan, HOMRA is a gang where bonds run thicker than blood. All the members have the ability to control fire. Led by Mikoto Suoh, the Red King, their headquarters are located in a bar owned by Izumo Kusanagi.


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    General 
  • Achey Scars: All the clansmen's tattoos glow an angry red and start to hurt when Mikoto is about to die.
  • Badass Crew: They like fighting, and are incredibly good at it as a team.
  • Band of Brothers: The clansmen share bonds that run deeper than blood, and killing one of them is a surefire way to provoke an extremely violent response. Additionally. it's assumed (though not stated) that only men have joined HOMRA, except for Anna who doesn't even possess fire powers like the others.
  • Leitmotif: "IKari".
  • Meaningful Name: "HOMRA" seems like a pretty random name, until you realize that "Homura" in Japanese means "flame". The first half also sounds like "Home" which fits how close they are, forming a "home" among themselves.
  • Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: They are extremely loyal to their members, and killing one of their members is mentioned to be the best way to get on their bad side. They only seem to beat up people who deserve it.
  • Not So Different: From SCEPTER 4; in the end, both care for their clansmen and King, as well as their personal morals being not so far from each other.
  • Order vs. Chaos: The Chaos to SCEPTER 4's Order.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire powers are part of the package. Being initiated in the clan requires passing a test where Mikoto's flame does not burn you.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: HOMRA is disorganized, fiery and bonds mean everything to it. In contrast, SCEPTER4 is disciplined, everyone wears the same uniform, and the relationships within the clan seem to be professional instead of friendly.
  • Rebel Relaxation: HOMRA as a whole gives off a rebel, street atmosphere.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When they use their powers.
  • Revenge Before Reason: None of them care about the circumstances behind Totsuka's murder or how much damage they do in the process of killing his presumptive murderer. Or, for that matter, that they're attacking another King.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: There is a Shinto theme going with the members in their last names:
    • Izumo Kusanagi is named after the sword of Kusanagi, one of Japan's three imperial regalia.
    • Tatara Totsuka is named after the Totsuka blade, Susanoo's sacred sword.
    • Misaki Yata is named after the Mirror of Yata, the third of Japan's imperial regalia, or the bird Yatagarasu as the vanguard of HOMRA.
    • Anna Kushina is named after Kushinada-hime, the princess from the story of Orochi, who was saved and married subsequently by Susanoo.
    • Mikoto Suoh is named after Susanoo Mikoto, a god known for his violence..
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "HOMRA", "Homura" or even "Howling Flame"?
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The tiger to SCEPTER 4's Dragon.

     Mikoto Suoh 
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Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)

"Burn 'em."

The Third and Red King. A stoic man of few words, he is the leader of HOMRA. Mikoto is captured by SCEPTER 4 in the beginning of the series.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Totsuka took to calling Mikoto "King" well before he even had the chance to actually become one.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He was very close to Totsuka, to the point he became a Death Seeker upon his death, but it's uncertain how close they were - ie if it was romantic in tone - before Totsuka's death. Extra materials don't exactly paint a clearer picture though it does bring in more questionable moments between them. On top of all of this, there is his relationship with Munakata which reeks of subtext.
  • Animal Motifs: The lion. Very apathetic, always sleeping, but incredibly powerful and naturally charismatic. When he's around, it's obvious who's in charge. His hair even looks sort of like a lion's mane. When fighting an enemy who tries invading his mind in Episode 9, Mikoto is represented by a lion made of flames that easily repels the enemy.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Red hair, golden eyes, fire user...
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: It comes with being a King. He is the most powerful fire user and can wipe SCEPTER 4 — sans their King — with little effort.
  • Badass Boast: In an episode preview, probably the source of HOMRA's motto.
    Mikoto: "I won't leave a trace. Neither blood nor bone nor ash will remain."
  • Bad Dreams: According to the prequel manga, he suffers from recurrent nightmares.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: A male/male version with Tatara. This characterized his relationship with Tatara who was the only one able to reassure him about his powers and let him feel relaxed whenever he was feeling stressed out.
  • Bullet Dodges You: It's shown in the manga that bullets can't even touch him thanks to his powers being able to block them.
  • Burning with Anger: Literally in Episode 6, when he remembers what Tatara's murderer said in the video clip after shooting Tatara.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Has literal red hair and is often portrayed with darker skin in official art.
  • Death Seeker: He relentlessly pursues Tatara's killer despite the increasing deterioration of his Sword of Damocles and refuses to back down peacefully from his attack on the school in order to force Reisi to kill him. In the final episode, after he successfully completes his revenge by ending the Colorless King's life with his own hands, he simply opens his arms out and embraces death at either Reisi's hands or his own falling Sword of Damocles.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After Reisi runs through Mikoto with his sword, Mikoto slowly leans against him and hugs him briefly, while saying something to him, before slumping to the ground if Reisi didn't catch him.
  • Elemental Hair: He has red hair, and he uses fire.
  • Expy: Of Spitfire, from Air Gear. They both have red slicked-back hair, control fire and are kings. They're even voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. While he has an outwardly taciturn and cool personality, he's also said to possess quite a fiery temper and has a tendency towards violence.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: He has tons of it with Reisi; starting with their suggestive, almost flirtatious conversation in prison, which is later followed up by Reisi leaning down so close to Mikoto at one point that their faces are only inches apart.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Reisi.
  • A Good Way to Die: After avenging Tatara, he smiles peacefully and spreads his arms wide open as he waits for his death at either Reisi's hands or from his own Sword of Damocles as it comes crashing down above his head.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was Mercy Killed by Munakata so that his sword of Damocles wouldn't fall and cause another disaster like the Kagutsu Crater.
  • Mangst: He's implied to be suffering heavily from this after Tatara's death, but since he doesn't emote openly he only has troubled dreams about it instead. The fact that his powers are also going out of control adds more to his burden.
  • Papa Wolf: He is very protective of his gang members and treats them as if they were family members. Hurt one of the HOMRA members, and he will hunt you down. He shows a bit of his Papa Wolf side in Episode 9 when the Colorless King calls him up and provokes him by threatening the lives of the HOMRA members and even threatening to rape Anna.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: It's mentioned that, when he's serious, he's on the level of a natural disaster. In the last episode he nearly destroys his surroundings after his Sword of Damocles begins to fall.
  • Playing with Fire: Obviously. In a break from the usual Color-Coded Elements, his fire is always bright violet or pink.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Or at least turns one "traitor." Supplementary material imply that he cares about Saruhiko's well-being as much as he does any of his loyal followers in HOMRA, but because he has a hard time expressing it and Saruhiko's unable to shake his fear of him and his power, it never quite gets through.
  • Power Degeneration: His Weismann level is reaching its limit, and in Episode 6 his hand is shown to be charred black by his own powers, demonstrating his loss of control. His Sword of Damocles is also in a state of decay. By the season finale, he finally exceeds his Weismann level after killing another King, and his Sword of Damocles nearly falls on him (which would have triggered a Super-Power Meltdown). This is narrowly averted by Reisi's Mercy Kill.
  • Psychic Block Defense: Episode 9 implies he uses this to defend his mind from the intrusion of Tatara's killer and drive him out again.
  • Reluctant Ruler: He doesn't seem to be too fond of being a king as shown in Episode 6 when he wonders aloud why he had to become one.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He wants to get revenge for Tatara more than anything else and is willing to endanger himself, his clansmen, and even the entire city to seek out the murderer.
  • Self-Restraint: Mikoto willingly surrenders to SCEPTER 4 at the start of the series so he could be closely watched by another king who would be the only one able to stop him in case he undergoes a Super-Power Meltdown. As a result, he stays imprisoned for eight episodes straight (nearly half the season). However, by Episode 9, he breaks out of the prison in seconds as soon he finds out where Tatara's killer has been hiding all along.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Like Izumo, he smokes a lot.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: "I'm sorry... Anna. I won't be able to show that lovely red anymore."
  • The Stoic: You'd expect fiery powers to be accompanied by a fiery personality, but unless he gets angry, he's very laid-back and doesn't talk a lot.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Once he find Totsuka's murderer, Mikoto and the entire HOMRA take the entire school island hostage, threatening innocent terrified students for information. While his clansmen do the dirty work, Mikoto takes a nap.
    • When Reisi tries negotiate with him to get him, and to step down as the Red King, he provokes him by saying that he never took any action as a King. This infuriates Munakata, leading the Blue King to pin him down, and bring his face a little too close for comfort.
  • Suicide by Cop: He forces Reisi to kill him before his Sword of Damocles can fall completely to the ground and wipe out everyone around him including innocent high school students and most of the Red and Blue clansmen.
  • Super Empowering: As shown in the prequel manga, he can induct someone into his clan and bestow his powers onto them if they pass a dangerous test (wherein they must shake his hand while it's on fire) to prove their worthiness.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: As a king, his eye color seems to indicate both his powerful status and supernatural abilities. However, the feline quality of his gold eyes is also evoked by Izumo who comments that Mikoto probably would be happier if he'd been a lion living in a savanna.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The Tiger to Munakata's Dragon.
  • Together in Death: His death can be seen as a way to reunite with Tatara since Mikoto stayed quite depressed for most of the series after Tatara was murdered, and finally seemed to be at peace when he avenged him upon which he willingly accepted his own death.
  • Tragic Bromance: He was extremely close to Tatara and his death had a tremendous psychological impact on Mikoto, since it continues to affect his behavior for the entire anime up until his own death.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His earring used to belong to Totsuka.
  • Tsundere: Shows shades of this, especially around Tatara and Anna. Less in a "baka I didn't do that for you" sort of way, but more in the "I'm calling you dumb and telling you to take care of yourself but acting like I don't give a crap" way.
  • Wake-Up Fighting: After Eric tries to assassinate him in the manga. The moment he touches him, Mikoto instantly awakens and nearly roasts him alive with his powers if he didn't happen to miss and burn a hole in the nearest wall instead.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Reisi. As shown in the conversation between him and Reisi in one of the radio dramas, they may hate each other but they still respect each other and understands each others' loneliness as Kings.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Whenever he activates his powers, although it resembles a Battle Aura more than actual flames.
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    Izumo Kusanagi 
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Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

"As long as that video exists, we will be able to get somewhere."

The tender of the bar that serves as the HOMRA headquarters. He is also Mikoto's second in command.


  • The Bartender: The bar he tends is the location where the HOMRA members assemble.
  • Berserk Button: If you hurt his bar counter (imported from an English pub, very expensive), you'll pay.
  • The Big Guy: He's the strongest in HOMRA after Mikoto, and as such on big missions takes on the role of the powerhouse.
  • Cool Shades
  • Expy: Of Shizuo from Durarara!! appearance-wise, right down to the smoking and being a bartender.
  • Friendly Enemy: Seri is a frequent visitor at his bar and the two get along well despite their clans being at odds.
  • Gratuitous French: When taking Seri's drink order, he says, "Mais oui, mademoiselle."
  • Kansai Regional Accent: He speaks in the Kyoto dialect, and has a bit of a counterpart accent in the dub.
  • Leitmotif: Kusanagi Izumo.
  • Number Two: The second in the HOMRA hierarchy, apparently leading operations in Mikoto's absence.
  • Odd Couple: With Totsuka in all the expansion material set before the anime timeframe, where they usually did some kind of Boke and Tsukkomi Routine to counteract the quirky HOMRA crew's antics, but also managed the likes of Bad Cop and Badder Cop on occasion. It turns out he was quite affectionate around him, to the point Totsuka sometimes lamented on being treated like a kid.
  • Only Sane Man: Made most evident when compared to the other members in the manga.
  • Ordered Apology: He forces Yata and Kamamoto to apologize to his bar when they dent it while roughhousing.
  • Papa Wolf: Frequently shows himself to be protective of Anna.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as this to Anna. By extension, he's also this to the entirety of HOMRA being the most level-headed member.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to every other (with the exception of Anna and Totsuka) HOMRA members' Red. He's actually very cool-headed and calm when not dealing with danger.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a black jacket over a shirt, long trousers, and a red scarf.
  • Ship Tease: With Seri; they are shown having friendly banter and even an Almost Kiss in K: Memory of Red.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Can't be seen without a cigarette. He even uses the burning cigarette ashes to send fireballs hurtling at Shiro at one point.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Despite having a distinctive Japanese accent, as he is Japanese, he speaks English very well.
    Izumo (completely in English): This is the guy we are... looking for. See? Look at the gun he has - it's from your place. Don't you know anything about it? (smirk) Relax... and take your time to remember.

    Anna Kushina 
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Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English)

"Mikoto. Don't go."

The only female member of HOMRA, Anna is a little girl who is only eleven years old. Usually in the company of Mikoto, she doesn't talk a lot. She can detect people and read their minds using her red marbles.


  • Animal Motifs: Upon awakening as the Red King, a phoenix emerges from Anna's flames; this could perhaps symbolize the rebirth of HOMRA under a new king.
  • Badass Adorable: Could you believe this adorable doll-like little girl is the new Red King?
  • Body to Jewel: Ever wondered where her red marbles came from? She forms them using her own blood.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: She's the youngest member of the cast and she becomes the new Red King and leader of HOMRA in The Movie.
  • Crystal Ball: Her red marbles act like this when used for scrying.
  • Damsel in Distress: She gets kidnapped by the Green Clan in K: Missing Kings, since they need her powers to find Shiro, and before that, by a powerful member of the Gold Clan and his henchmen in SIDE:RED, in order to try and create the Blue King, before Reisi appears in the scene.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As Kusanagi, Totsuka and Fushimi come to realize in SIDE:RED, the car crash that killed Anna's parents was purposefully arranged by a powerful member of the Gold Clan, since they wouldn't hand her back to the Strain research (and experimentation) center fronting as an ordinary hospital (unknown to the Gold King). In there, the seven-year-old Anna turns out to have been drowned and burned then healed by them continuously so as to make the best "use" of her clairvoyant powers for when they make her a King.
  • Disability Superpower: Anna is color-blind (red is the only color she can see properly), but she can still see colors when she looks at the world through her red marble, which also lets her read people's minds.
  • Dream Walker: In the side novel, she once went into the barren landscape that is Mikoto's dreamscape and had a conversation with him.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: One of the better anime examples of this style. It really contrasts with the other members who are dressed like Gang Bangers.
  • Emotionless Girl: Perpetually expressionless and talks very little.
  • First-Name Basis: Everyone calls her Anna. She also only uses first names when talking to people, resulting in this little girl calling the Blue King "Reisi", and being the only one (besides Saruhiko), to call Misaki by that name. Neither of them seem to mind.
  • Hair Decorations: A red ribbon and miniature hat on her head, making her look even younger.
  • Happily Adopted: By everyone in HOMRA, who dote on her; even the Silver Clan, and Reisi Munakata, the Blue King, adore her.
  • Hot Wings: She earns a pair of fire wings after becoming the new Red King.
  • Leitmotif: "Kushina Anna"
  • Little Miss Badass: Don't underestimate her for her appearance. This cute little girl is the new Red King from the movie onwards.
  • Living Lie Detector: Since her red marbles can read minds, she can see whether someone is lying.
  • Mystical White Hair: To signify her special abilities as a Strain and later as the new Red King.
  • Nephewism: She was left in her aunt's care after her parents died.
  • Nice Hat: A cute little top hat on a ribbon.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both of her parents died early on in her life due to a faction of the Gold Clan involving them in a car accident so they could experiment on Anna.
  • Parents in Distress: She continued to try to endure torturous experimentation by a faction of the Gold Clan in SIDE:RED so as to protect her aunt and surrogate mother Honami, but her resolve wavered on becoming the Blue King and fighting Mikoto back with that power, since in reality she wanted to be saved. Not to mention she was seven years old at the time.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears a gothic lolita style red dress full of layered ruffles.
  • Playing with Syringes: In SIDE:RED it's revealed that the hospital center under the Gold King's branch (unknowingly to him) had her "arranged" under their care in order to create a King. Because her powers of clairvoyance require her to "take in the outside world", her true danger is when, under pressure, she "releases" what she takes in. So that she has powers useful to them to "take in".... the Center has her drowned and burned.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Once she learns to control her Red King powers, she can manifest a pair of fire wings in battle.
  • Power Incontinence: Since she's still very young and her powers awakened recently, she doesn't have much control over her Red King powers. By the second season, she has gained great control of her powers.
  • The Quiet One: Even around Mikoto, she usually stays silent observing the people around her.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Red eyes, white hair, pale skin, special abilities, appears emotionless and quiet and is very attached to her boss.
  • Rule of Symbolism: There used to be five of her red marbles. The night Tatara was gunned down, one of the beads splintered and broke. This is why she has only four in the main timeline.
  • Say My Name: She screams out Mikoto's name in anguish after realizing he died.
  • Sensor Character: She can use her red marbles to locate someone on a map.
  • She Is the King: She becomes the new Red King in The Movie.
  • The Stoic: Her facial expression almost never changes.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Comes off as a very distant and quiet Emotionless Girl, but Anna actually just keeps her stronger emotions locked up so she doesn't hurt anyone. Deep down, she's a caring and sweet girl.
  • Telepathy: She can read minds by looking at someone through her red marble.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The only child member of the cast (at least till Season 2) in a clan otherwise full of adult males.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In The Movie, Anna awakens as the new Red King.

     Misaki Yata 
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Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English)

"I have no reason to listen to you, Blues."

The loudest and brashest member of HOMRA. He's childish, aggressive and quick-tempered, but with plenty of Hidden Depths.


  • Adorkable: His combination of brash Hot Bloodedness and innocence is very charming, especially in the presence of girls.
  • Aloof Big Brother: The side story The eldest son and his mate reveals he is seen as this by his half-siblings. Considering he's rarely around his family, it's not really a surprise.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In Lost Small World, he monologues after his and Saruhiko's first adventure together (along with Saruhiko's cousin) that he wants to befriend him "because he felt so excited his whole body trembled. Because he wanted to see him laugh." When waking up to see Saruhiko's father the first time, he sleepily thinks "ah, that guy with a quiet face will grow up to be this handsome." Later on, his asking Saruhiko to move in with him is written very much like elopement, with his eyes sparkling as he tells him that he means the world to him, and Saruhiko flushing in response. He also gets very flustered around girls, blushing and stammering, so there you have the other side of his spectrum.
  • Batter Up!: His secondary Weapon of Choice is a baseball bat in the first season.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He has trouble communicating with any women outside of his mother and younger sister (and Seri at times), to the point he avoids asking questions of the female students of Ashinaka High on the wherabouts of Totsuka's killer.
  • Cool Board: He uses his skateboard to pull crazy acrobatic stunts during fights. Not to mention it's his main Weapon of Choice.
  • Devoted to You: Saruhiko is so obsessed with him that he joined SCEPTER 4 the way he did so that Misaki would pay more attention to him.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He does not like milk as stated by Saruhiko, who apparently had to drink all of that for him back in school. That's a possible explanation for his height... Though he eventually could, unlike Saruhiko's inability to eat his vegetables, which Misaki considers a metaphor for why he could "move on" and Saruhiko could not.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His first name, Misaki, is a girl's name (the kanji used for it is for girls, so it doesn't just sound girlish), causing him a bit of a complex. Hence he always asked everyone to call him Yata, although he used to allow Saruhiko to call him by his first name when they were alone. Anna also gets a pass.
  • Expy: Possibly of Zelman Clock from Black Blood Brothers. They resemble one another and even share the same voice actor.
  • Dance Battler: His fighting style incorporates breakdancing moves as much as skateboarding tricks and basic hand-to-hand combat.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Rikio's Fat.
  • Fiery Redhead: Impulsive, brash, short-tempered and positively flips when he sees Kuroh the second time. As a member of HOMRA, his powers fittingly consist of fire.
  • First-Name Basis:
    • Saruhiko, due to them knowing each other since they were students, calls him by his first name. After their friendship breaks, it's mostly to piss him off.
    • Also, Anna uses his first name. She seems to have permission as Yata never offers even a token objection.
  • Floral Theme Naming: "Misaki" means "beautiful blossom". His younger half-siblings are named Minoru (fruit/seed) and Megumi (sprouting/budding)
  • Foil: To Saruhiko. He's short, loud, Wouldn't Hit a Girl, looks like a middle schooler and... let's face it, he's an idiot. And more grounded.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Misaki is a girl's name. He's not very pleased by it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has a short temper and pushing his buttons is easy, especially if your name is Fushimi Saruhiko.
  • Hates Being Alone: So much that he'd rather still be with his asshole friends in middle school than to have found out what they really thought of him. In fact, this is why he clings so much to HOMRA, to the point that after Season 1 and during the movie he's the one most upset about everyone leaving HOMRA after Mikoto's death. Which leads into him being eager to bring it back post-movie and during the first chapter of the Countdown manga.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He got into what's implied to be a high-tier middle school for the rich, and despite many people calling him an idiot, even himself, he's actually very perceptive of others' feelings, such as his easily realizing Saruhiko's cousin Aya actually cared about Saruhiko despite always being open about despising him.
    • In a similar fashion, he's very emotive towards Anna's ordeal, often berating himself for giving her trouble when she carries some of the heaviest burden in HOMRA after the events of the movie.
    • He's the one out of him and Saruhiko to have household skills, being able to cook, clean, and do laundry. He in fact was basically the housewife of the pair when they lived in an apartment together.
  • Hot-Blooded: See Fiery Redhead. He just can't calm down.
  • In-Series Nickname: Yatagarasu. Also, Yata-chan by Kusanagi.
  • Image Song: "WILD CROW".
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses his skateboard to attack people.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his short temper and abrasive personality, he cares deeply for the rest of HOMRA and was devastated by Tatara's death.
  • Kubrick Stare: He gives a few of these, most of them being directed at Saruhiko.
  • Last-Name Basis: Even his closest friends in HOMRA call him "Yata", sometimes with the affectionate honorific "-chan", due to his complex about his first name.
  • Leitmotif: "Yata MisaKi".
  • Lethal Chef: Subverted in one of the radio dramas, where Misaki wanted to cook something for Izumo, and Rikio was absolutely positive that his cooking would be absolutely atrocious (the resulting food apparently looked rather gross, too). It was surprisingly delicious. This seems to not be canon, as GoRA reveals in later material he's a Supreme Chef.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Saruhiko. The fact he doesn't know this is part of the reason for the drama between him and Saruhiko.
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever he talks to girls. Or tries to say "thank you" to Saruhiko.
  • Made of Iron: He's almost perfectly fine even after Kuroh elbowed him roughly in the gut and threw him into the air, as well as when he crushed him with a giant bulletin board ten times his size.
  • Manly Tears: He's usually tough and looks thuggish, but he was very emotional and cried during Tatara's and Mikoto's deaths.
  • The Napoleon: Short, brash and childish, and has a height complex.
  • Oblivious to Love: Even after Saruhiko left HOMRA due to jealousy and his desire for Misaki to notice him, Misaki fails to realize the true reason behind Saruhiko's actions and simply thought of Saruhiko's betrayal as him turning into a different person from before.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's 19, but Kusanagi calls him the affectionate "Yata-chan" in regards to his small stature and childish appearance. In the drama CD, Saruhiko also comments on how he apparently looks more like a middle school student. In the Countdown manga, he's the only one to fit the school uniform he and Kusanagi are put in by Kuroh to avoid causing a panic at school, looking like an actual student.
  • Only Friend: He was the only friend Saruhiko Fushimi ever had, and realizing Yata had gained other friends did not sit well with him.
  • Quivering Eyes: During the flashback to Saruhiko's betrayal. The look on his face is truly heart-breaking and one gets the feeling he's about to actually start crying.
  • Redhead In Green: When he was younger, he wore a long-sleeved green top. Now he wears green trousers.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Male/Male platonic (sorta) version with Saruhiko when they were younger, as the energetic one. Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl also applied in a small way, especially early on. After the second season finale, they have gone back to this dynamic.
  • Simple Staff: He switches to using a pipe as a staff from the movie onwards; even seems to lampshade the change by discarding a bent-up bat while looking for a weapon.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: In some of the English subtitles and the actual English dub. In the original Japanese, he speaks in a rather crass manner, but he never really swears. This falls under Translation Convention since Japanese doesn't have "swears" like English; speaking rudely is enough in their culture.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to dodge a bullet that interrupted him while he was still talking. At point-blank range no less.
  • Supreme Chef: He can cook well, and was able to cook fried rice, porridge and curry at the age of 12. Sometimes, however, he gets too creative — a Running Gag is that he frequently puts pineapples and other fruits into dishes like hotpot or rice porridge, several times to Fushimi's distaste. He always says that he does that as Fushimi does not eat vegetables, but he has to get his vitamins somewhere.
  • Theme Naming: With him and his siblings, Minoru (fruit/seed) and Megumi (budding/sprouting). His mother picked them out.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He told Rikio not to interfere in his fight with Saruhiko, even though he was injured.
  • Tsundere: Type B, as he's usually caring and cheerful in his rough way to everyone, open about where his heart lies. Except around Saruhiko. But he still worries about Saruhiko despite claiming that he hates him and that his betrayal still hurts deeply.
  • Undying Loyalty: Misaki is incredibly devoted to people he wants to stay beside or follow, from Saruhiko in their youth (in Lost Small World, it's shown he initially becomes enamored to Mikoto because Mikoto saves Saruhiko, and Memory of Red confirms how much Saruhiko's betrayal hurt him), to Mikoto and HOMRA (he comes to idolizes him, to the point that after he's shut down by Saruhiko, he becomes unwilling or unable to see past Saruhiko's hateful outlook toward them), to Anna, Kusanagi-san and the reassembled HOMRA. He also regains it towards Saruhiko at the end of the second season, racing to save him in the finale.
  • Useless Accessory: He wears his headphones around his neck all the time. Also the red jacket tied around his waist that he never seems to wear.
  • Virgin-Shaming: He gets mocked this way by Saruhiko who makes fun of his virginity. It was more of a reference to the fact that he Cannot Talk to Women instead of the literal sense of the word, though.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Saruhiko. They even joined HOMRA together, and the latter's betrayal obviously hurt Misaki. It is show multiple times that it still hurts and that he has hope left that his best friend is still in there somewhere. Also, his awesome wristwatch was a gift from Saruhiko and that he didn't toss it means he doesn't actually hate him. After the second season, they are confirmed to be friends again.
  • The Worf Effect: Misaki enters the show spectacularly by beating up tons of mafia goons single-handedly. He then proceeds to get owned by Kuroh twice, and then partially owned by Saruhiko before Seri butts in. He redeems himself in latter battles, though he consistently proves to be equal to Saruhiko, something that probably comes from how they used to tag-team together all the time.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Punches and hits Sukuna with his metal bar weapon during their fight in the second season finale. Justified as Sukuna is a dangerous enemy clansman.

     Rikio Kamamoto 
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Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Grant George (English)

"Y-Yata, stop! What's the point of fighting this monkey here?!"

Misaki's buddy, a large man who wears shades. He can change his body weight according to the season, being fat during winter and thin during summer.


  • Badass Beard: He has a goatee during wintertime.
  • Beautiful All Along: Many fangirls squealed when they saw his summer appearance.
  • Big Beautiful Man: To those who prefer him when he's fat and see him as a tasteful aversion to the stereotypical portrayal of fat characters in anime.
  • Big Fun: Again, only during winter. He loses quite a bit of weight in summer.
  • The Big Guy
  • Butt-Monkey: Often the end of Misaki's childish temper tantrums.
  • Childhood Friend: He was a part of Misaki's friend group back when they were in first grade, and falls back into getting along with Misaki easily because of that, giving him a pretty good opening in finding a comfortable environment in HOMRA.
  • Cool Shades: He is shown to be wearing them throughout the entirety of Season 1 until they fall off in the season finale.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Fat and Skinny: With Misaki. Averted during summer.
  • Intimate Marks: According to All There in the Manual, his HOMRA tattoo is located on his right buttock.
  • Made of Iron: Misaki threw him, head-first, into Izumo's bar counter, and there was a sickening crash. He came back unscathed.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's the only male character who doesn't conform to the pale, slender Bishonen-style aesthetic. Later subverted when it's revealed that he can actually change from looking fat or skinny according to the different seasons. During wintertime, he's fat and bearded, but in summer when he loses weight and shaves the beard it's shown that he's actually Beautiful All Along.

     Tatara Totsuka 
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Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

"Hello there. I'm here to take some pictures of the night-time scenery, but what about you? My name is Tatara Totsuka, what's yours?"

The kindest, nicest member of HOMRA. He was killed by Yashiro before the story began. His death is one of the events that set the plot into motion.


  • Actual Pacifist: Totsuka isn't a big believer in violence — he clearly sees the practical applications of his abilities, like when he uses them for information extortion, but he tends to favor a peaceful approach whenever possible, and is one of HOMRA's few noncombatants.
  • Alliterative Name: Tatara Totsuka.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens while he's dying from a gunshot wound.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: A rare male/male version. He was the gentle boy to Mikoto's brooding.
  • Camera Fiend: The last of his many hobbies, he was shown to love recording things with his camera, particularly in the manga. The recorded tape he took of his murderer is what instigates HOMRA'a manhunt for Shiro in the first place.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He bleeds to death in Yata's arms after he and Kusanagi find him shot on the rooftop of a building in Tokyo where he'd come to take pictures of the nighttime scenery.
  • Dies Wide Open: His eyes were only partly open, but still.
  • Doomed by Canon: The prequel manga fleshes him out, but it's already a given that he dies.
  • Lack of Empathy: Assumes this of himself, as does his neglectful and useless adoptive father who'd leave him alone for weeks at a time — sometimes without water or electricity — as a mere child, saying he's actually "cold" and doesn't care for others — till it all changes when he meets Mikoto and decides he wants to protect him and those that anchor him. Both Anna and Saruhiko describe him as calm amidst fire, but also use terms like "warm," and it may just be that like Anna, he'd muted his emotions in order to deal with his situation in life.
  • Leitmotif: "TotsuKa Tatara", a heartwrenchingly heartbreaking song.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Mikoto, with the latter living only twelve days after Totsuka dies.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Mikoto, although it isn't clear if their relationship was romantic or not. His death had a tremendous psychological impact on Mikoto and continues to affect him through the entire anime till Mikoto's death.
  • Morality Chain: SIDE:RED emphasizes that while Mikoto was the King that HOMRA adored and Izumo gave them the security of "home," he was by and large the glue that held HOMRA together, but most importantly, was there to stop Mikoto from going too far and letting his cynical and "beastly" side overtake him. Saruhiko even muses he has the quality to be a King.
  • Nice Guy: Easily the nicest person in HOMRA, whether it came to his clansmen or strangers. He even treats Saruhiko as if the betrayal had never happened. For example, telling him how Misaki is doing or sewing a doll that looks just like him.
  • No Badass to His Valet: Mikoto couldn't scare Tatara even if he tried. Even when other people told him that hanging around Mikoto was dangerous, Tatara continued to do so with no fear.
  • Non-Action Guy: In fact, he's said to be the only member of HOMRA who never fought or used violence.
  • Odd Couple: With Izumo in all the expansion material set before the anime time-frame, where they usually did some kind of Boke and Tsukkomi Routine to counteract the quirky HOMRA crew's antics, but also managed the likes of Bad Cop and Badder Cop on occasion. It turns out Izumo was quite affectionate around him, to the point Tatara sometimes lamented on being treated like a kid.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His murder single-handedly precipitates everything that happens over the course of the series.
  • The Pollyanna: He's always optimistic no matter the situation.
  • Posthumous Character: Tatara is already dead by the start of the series, so we learn about him through flashbacks and supplementary materials.
  • Protectorate: For Mikoto. It's outright stated in the manga that hurting Tatara is a quick way to press the Red King's Berserk Button.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Not only does his death kick-start the plot, but it also establishes his killer as an especially cold and ruthless one.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: To Misaki and Izumo when they find him bleeding to death.
  • Suicidal Pacifism: He nearly gets stabbed by Eric Surt in the manga because of this, before getting rescued by Kousuke. It even gets lampshaded by his rescuer, who tells him that he'll wind up dead one day if he continues being defenseless around others.
  • Stepford Smiler: Known to assume this — Izumo even thinks Tatara's ability to smile through struggle is a key reason HOMRA's able to tough out bad situations, and relies on that smile himself.
  • Together in Death: With Mikoto, as shown in the movie.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: One of the few characters who is genuinely and unambiguously good and ended up dying a cruel, undeserving death.
  • Torture Technician: Surprisingly invoked in SIDE:RED through Izumo leading them into a "conversation" with the enemy, wherein Tatara smoothly acknowledges that his low-key power allows him to specialize in more "subtle methods" of extracting information, and gives the enemy a taste of it — and as soon as they manage to get where they need to, Tatara wails that Izumo should stop dragging him into his skits, since he prefers more peaceful methods of negotiation.
    Izumo: It was plenty peaceful, wasn’t it? In the end, he told us the way to the basement without any further violence.
  • Tragic Bromance: Assuming they weren't sleeping together.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Totsuka is hands-down the weakest HOMRA member, yet his control over his flames is second to none, being able to shape it into various forms at will and even pick a lock silently by precisely burning the necessary parts.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Little is given away about Tatara in the anime, and his death is acknowledged after six chapters in the manga. Flashbacks are used to flesh him out.
    • Subverted in the prequel manga which has him as a main character, up to the final chapter where he dies.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He truly believed Mikoto would one day make a true and great King, so he became his first follower.
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     Shouhei Akagi 
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Voiced by: Saitou Hironori (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)

"I have become powerful. I can fight on my own, now..."

A young man who joined HOMRA for the single wish of gaining the power to save his childhood friend from being used by drug dealers, but later realizes there is more to HOMRA than just power, and becomes fiercely loyal. He is the main character of the first two chapters of the manga K - Memory of Red.


  • Affectionate Nickname: "San-chan" for Bandou.
  • Always Someone Better: He's seen this way by Bandou.
  • Ascended Extra: He went from a reoccurring background character to a large role in the first two chapters of K-Memory of Red.
  • Childhood Friends: With Bandou and an unnamed girl.
  • I Will Protect Her: For his female childhood friend whom he saves.
  • Oblivious to Love: Justified, as he was a kindergartner back then.
    Bandou: Why did you kiss Saya-chan?!
    Shouhei: (innocent) Eh? It's because Saya-chan wanted to kiss me.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In the prequel manga. Averted in the anime where he's already become an experienced member.
  • Nice Hat
  • Spit Take: When his female childhood friend revealed that she was dating a rich drug dealer.

     Saburouta Bandou 
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Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese)

"You moron! Didn't I tell you? Your comrades aren't just people that come with the package."

Shouhei's best friend since they were young, who has a bit of an inferiority complex towards him.


  • Always Second Best: The reason behind his inferiority to Shouhei.
  • Anger Born of Worry: After finding out that Shouhei is going to endanger himself by breaking into a drug dealing organization alone, Bandou immediately sets out to follow him and the first thing he does when he finds Shouhei is punch him in the face and then yell at him.
  • Ascended Extra: Like Shouhei, went from a reoccurring background character to a large role in the first two chapters of K-Memory of Red.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets mistreated frequently by the other HOMRA clansmen in the manga, particularly Misaki.
  • Childhood Friends: With Shouhei.
  • Cool Shades
  • Felony Misdemeanor: His reasons for feeling inferior to Shouhei are revealed to be incredibly petty ones.
  • A Friend in Need: He helps Shouhei take down an illegal drug dealing group in the prequel manga despite getting severely injured in the process.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • In the Hood
  • Sempai Kouhai: Acts like the sempai to Shouhei's kouhai.
  • Taking the Bullet: To protect Shouhei, he took a clean hit from an enemy's crowbar.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: When he falls after blocking an attack meant for Shouhei, he says several lines before he lands.
  • They Call Me Mr Tibbs: At first he tells Shouhei not to call him "San-chan" anymore but to use the more respectful "Bandou-san". However, he later reveals he likes being called by the nickname more than he lets on since as soon as Shouhei tries to address him differently, Bandou tells him not to.
  • Tsundere: Clearly cares very much for Shouhei, but he still tries bullying Shouhei into respecting his higher status and refuses to admit that he cares.
    Bandou: (after Shouhei tries addressing him differently) Shut up! That's disgusting...! Just call me how you used to call me! *blush*
  • Wangst: In-universe, the other HOMRA members treat his inferiority complex like this.

     You Chitose 
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Voiced by: Kazuki Shimizu (Japanese)

A member of HOMRA who likes visiting clubs and hitting on women, once which almost cost him his life. He is the main character of Chapter 3 of K - Memory of Red.


  • Bit Character: In the anime.
  • The Casanova: Dewa mentions that after Chitose had a hard breakup he hasn't been able to get seriously involved with another woman.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Maria after remembering what he was going to say to her.
  • Handsome Lech
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dewa.
  • Love Hurts: The reason why he is unable to get serious with any woman is because of a terrible break-up he once experienced. A side story reveals that she broke up with him because she had an incurable illness and died soon after.
  • Pinky Swear: He promised Maria that he will hug her and say goodbye when they wake up. When he forgot about it, it drove Maria to try to kill him.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: The reason why Maria is out for his blood.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He seems to prefer running away even when they're trying to kill him.

    Masaomi Dewa 
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Voiced by: Akitoshi Kimura (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

Chitose's long-suffering friend. He wears a derby hat.


    Eric Surt 
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Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi (Japanese)

One of the main characters of Chapter 4 and 5 of K - Memory of Red. A young man who was taken in by Fujishima one day, into the bar HOMRA. He turned out to have been sent there by an organization who tasked him to kill either Mikoto Suoh or Tatara Totsuka, both of which he failed at doing so. He was later forgiven by Tatara and given a second chance after Mikoto made him a new member of HOMRA.


  • Animal Motifs: The dog as a symbol of servitude to its owner.
  • Assassin Outclassin': He fails to kill Mikoto in his sleep or stab the defenseless Tatara (albeit someone else stepped in to save Tatara before it could happen).
  • Bilingual Backfire: He tries insulting Yata in English when he first wakes up only for Yata to yell that he can understand him and for Izumo to reprimand him as well.
  • Bit Character: In the anime.
  • Blinding Bangs: In the anime.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Implied to have happened to him since he was first found half-dead in a heap of garbage, and had bruises covering his body.
  • Easily Forgiven: In the manga after trying to kill both Mikoto and Tatara.
  • Forced into Evil: Either he follows his orders or he gets killed for failing.
  • In the Hood: His design in the anime has him wearing a hoodie most of the time.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Kousuke for saving him from dying and to Mikoto for freeing him from bondage after singlehandedly wiping out the organization he was forced to serve and then making him a new member of HOMRA.
  • Jerkass: To most of the other HOMRA clansmen at first, except Kousuke.
  • Made a Slave: Or a "dog" as he calls it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both of his parents died in his youth, but unfortunately they were part of a criminal organization that took him in afterward and then horribly mistreated him.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside
  • Tears of Remorse: When he asks the HOMRA clan to help him.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The first thing he does when he wakes up is insult the people around him. And then he tries to assassinate Mikoto and Tatara. He also shows this when he stabs Reisi after he saves him from falling rubble, although it's excusable since he was possessed by the Colorless King at the time.
  • Volleying Insults: Often with Yata, whom he enjoyed comparing to a chihuahua due to his small size.

    Kousuke Fujishima 
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One of the main characters of Chapter 4 and 5 of K - Memory of Red. A kind-hearted young man who took Eric in after finding him lying half-dead on the side of a road. He often tries his best to watch out for his new ward.


  • Bit Character: In the anime.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Friend to All Living Things
  • Good Samaritan: For animals mostly, although he'll help an injured person, too, if he thinks they need it.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After getting his hand pierced by a knife, he later has to remind Totsuka he's still in need of medical attention by showing him his bloody hand nonchalantly.
  • Nice Guy: He often picks up and brings back injured stray cats or dogs that he finds while walking outside and then takes care of them until they recover. He later does this for Eric as well, and even tries to take all the blame for him despite everything Eric did.
  • Not So Stoic: After interrupting Eric's attempt to attack Totsuka by grabbing the blade of his knife barehanded, he angrily asks Eric what he's trying to do and then says he should've forced him to talk earlier. He also looked quite worried when it seemed like Mikoto was about to kill Eric.
  • The Quiet One
  • The Stoic

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