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The Green Clan, led by Hisui Nagare. On its surface, JUNGLE appears to be an ordinary social networking website. Members of JUNGLE complete missions in order to gain points in order go up ranks and gain temporary powers. Those who reach the highest rank (J-rank) get to meet the King in order to gain permanent powers. Given the nature of the clan, it's technically the largest of all the clans. However, most of the members are merely pawns to help carry out the clan's actual agenda.


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    General 

  • All There in the Manual: The pasts of the J-rankers and Hisui are expounded on in the side manga K: Dream of Green.
  • Fantastic Rank System: The ranking system of JUNGLE is named after the letters of its name, with new accounts starting as E-rank, then going from L, to G, all the way up to J-rank. Those below J-rank are pretty much Mooks granted temporary powers while the J-rank members are the actual members of the clan with permanent powers.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Downplayed but considering the age of the Slate as it was only discovered in the last hundred years, in the past the Green Aura wouldn't have been so powerful as it is in modern time with all the modern devices and the internet running on electricity.
  • Meaningful Name: The Green clan has members all over the city, like a jungle spreading its roots everywhere.
  • Mooks: Unlike the other clans, the majority of the clan is essentially composed of these due to its hierarchy.
  • Shock and Awe: All members of the Clan have this by default. The low-rankers gain electricity powers through their PDAs.
  • You Have Failed Me: Failing a mission is grounds for losing your powers, as one failed assassin finds out when Kuroh and Neko confront him no worse for wear.
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    Nagare Hisui 
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Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)

The Fifth and Green King.


  • Affably Evil: He is very polite to Shiro, whom he deeply respects, and even to Anna during their showdown in Episode 7. It doesn't extend to Munakata however during their Snark-to-Snark Combat.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He gets this shortly before his death, remembering himself and his closest clansmen spending time together like a family.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is declared to be one of the strongest of the seven Kings such as being able to stand on the same level as the Gold King in combat when he was just 15 years old. The purpose of the Coffee Table Alliance which consists of three Kings and their clans was formed to solely stop Nagare and his J-rankers from taking the Slate.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The commander of the antagonistic Green Clan in The Movie, as well as the second season, where he operates alongside Iwafune, the Grey King.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Word of God is that he doesn't really remember Fushimi despite having put effort into traumatizing and driving him away from Misaki — and thus HOMRA — so he could recruit him, even making sure his JUNGLE account stays open. Arguably, it ties into his Manchild nature: he didn't win him, so decided that he wasn't worth it and pretends it never happened.
  • The Chessmaster: He was the one behind the chaos caused by the Colourless King by giving him the fox mask and suggesting that he toy with the other Kings.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: His body technically died in the Kagutsu Incident due to a rock smashing his heart, but his powers keep him alive. Naturally, once the Slate is destroyed by Shiro and his powers are gone, he dies.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Evil Counterpart: To Shiro. Both of them are brilliant individuals who survived through a great disaster thanks to their powers as Kings, and they both have True Companions that act like a substitute family for them. However, Nagare wants to use the Slate to give everyone superpowers, thinking that it would stop disasters like the Kagatsu Crater; while Shiro comes to realize that the Slate is too dangerous and destroys it, coming to the conclusion that True Companions are more important.
  • Famous Last Words: "It is regrettable. But I am satisfied."
  • Fond Memories That Could Have Been: With Shiro's Sword of Damocles coming down on the Slate, and Hisui desperate to kill him before that happens, Nagare finds himself questioning how HAKUMAITOU is pushing him back. It's then that their bond reminds him of his own bond with the J-rankers of his clan, leading him to realize that Neko and Shiro were right about True Companions being more important than the power of the Dresden Slate, just before the Slate is destroyed, taking away his powers and his life.
  • The Gloves Come Off: After Shiro rejects his offer at the end of Episode 5, Nagare states he will no longer be holding back and declares war on the other clans.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He dies with a smile on his face, claiming to feel satisfied even though his plan was foiled.
  • Heart Trauma: He lost his heart in the Kagutsu Crater with a rock supposedly smashing into his chest. The only reason he's still alive is because his powers are used to sustain his body.
  • Hour of Power: He's powerful enough to evenly match the Gold King, but he can only maintain his power for a limited time. This is because he lost his his heart in the Kagatsu Crater and the bulk of his power is used to sustain his life.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Nagare is always seen wearing a straitjacket till the end of Episode 7 because it's what keeps his powers in check. Afterwards when Nagare is connected to the Slate, he wears what looks like a dress-skirt ensemble. Shrug of God states Iwafune may have made Nagare's clothes for him.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Implied to be this for Iwafune considering that after the loss of Iwafune's entire clan, taking care of Nagare was what helped Iwafune deal with the massive loss and his failure as the Grey King to protect the weak. Once Nagare is killed by the Slate's destruction in the finale, Iwafune sets off explosives that causes the secret base to collapse while he and Nagare remain behind.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: Nagare would have died when his heart was destroyed. He's only alive because his powers as the Green King are working as a replacement.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In K: The First manga, he is shown to suggest to the Colorless King through Kotosaka to toy with the other Kings and assigns missions to JUNGLE to target Kuroh and Neko to lure out their King.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: He has blue eyes, but the other eye kept hidden under his bangs turns green when he releases his full power.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: While he's still smart enough to station his clan as guards and predict the main gate will be open, he still makes the mistake of assuming that he's invincible now that the Slate is fully released and that nothing can stop his plan once it reaches its final stages.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His bangs completely cover his left eye.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair changes from dark green to white when he unleashes his full power. Word of God states that in Episode 7 he's supposed to resemble a fallen angel.
  • Power Limiter: His wheelchair and his straitjacket seem to be limiters for his true power as a King.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Despite his smarts and everything, his entire plan is that of a child's and a lot of his actions and reactions to things speak of a child as well.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Kagatsu Crater event caused by the Damocles Down of Genji Kagatsu. Subverted as Neko and Kotosaka also survived.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows any emotions or such. An extra story reveals that it's a trait he inherited from his family.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: He stands up from his wheelchair and unleashes his true power when it's time for battle.
  • Together in Death: With Iwafune.
  • Visionary Villain: He believes that unleashing the Slate is the solution to all problems as the reason the Kagatsu Crater caused hundreds of deaths was because nobody had the power equal to the former Red and Blue Kings to survive. The only reason he survived was because he was chosen as the Green King and came to this reasoning after watching everyone around him be brutally killed.
    Hisui: What people needed in order to live was power. The world Adolf K. Weismann once dreamed of was sure to be a beautiful place, opening up a brand new living space where, through the power of the Slate, no irrationality, forced control, discrimination or suffering would exist.
  • We Can Rule Together: He offers this to the Silver King: Shiro, who rejects the offer.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His dream is to unleash the Slate's full potential to enable all humans to have power and not just Kings and clansmen.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark green hair.

    Yukari Mishakuji 
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Voiced by: Masakazu Morita (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)

A Clansman of the Green Clan. He was the former vassal of the deceased Seventh King, Ichigen Miwa, as well as Kuroh Yatogami's senior and brother figure.


  • Agent Peacock: He is obsessed with beautiful things, wears lip gloss and nail polish, used to have a room full of perfumes and skin care products and speaks in a rather effeminate manner. He is also a powerful swordsman with powers of both the former Colorless King and the Green King.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Big Brother Mentor: He was this to Kuroh in the past. Even now, he seems to still want him to succeed and surpass him. In Season 2 Yukari is implied to be this to Sukuna, with him getting along well with Sukuna and Sukuna looking up to him.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kuroh's Abel. They once considered each other brothers, but now they are enemies. Though Yukari ultimately still cares for Kuroh and Kuroh decides to spare him at the end.
  • Dance Battler: In all his fight scenes.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He shows no qualms about fighting Kuroh, always keeps his cool and is usually smiling. He does lose his cool temporarily in the final chapter of the Dream of Green manga, where he yells at Sukuna to snap out of denying Nagare's death and face the reality that JUNGLE has lost.
  • The Dragon: To Nagare.
  • Due to the Dead: A few days after the finale of Season 2, Yukari, Sukuna and Kotosaka visit what remains of JUNGLE's hideout. Yukari throws down a bouquet of purple hydrangea, asking Iwafune and Nagare if their journey together was enjoyable.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Kuroh.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Yukari is a very feminine Japanese name. Lampshaded in Season 2 when his name makes Kukuri think his challenge note to Kuroh is a love note.
  • Hair Intakes: His hair has a pair of what look like cat ears.
  • Japanese Honorifics: Refers to everyone, even his King by the honorific '-chan'. The two exceptions are Miwa Ichigen who he refers to with '-sama' and Iwafune Tenkei who he calls by '-san'.
  • Master Swordsman: He's good enough to wipe the floor with the Gold clansmen in his first appearance and be the first character who isn'ta King to gives Kuroh trouble. Kuroh defeats him in the Season 2 finale, but Word of God states it was a narrow victory.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has purple hair with blue sidetails.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing before his past joining Ichigen has been revealed.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's actually 30 years old while looking like he's only in his twenties. It's likely because he takes such good care of his complexion using beauty products.
  • Sissy Villain: A powerful clansman of the Green King and incredibly flamboyant. He's busy putting on a facial mask and looking himself in the mirror searching for wrinkles as his King explains his plans.
  • Student and Master Team: With Miwa Ichigen in the past as seen in a flashback and after the finale of Season 2 with Sukuna which Word of God confirms.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He threatened to kill Kuroh when he got in the way of Yukari fighting Ichigen, and was willing to attack Anna when she became the new Red King.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has purple hair with blue sidelocks.

    Kotosaka 
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Quinton Flynn (English)

Hisui's medium through he speaks through. Stated to have intelligence equal to a human.


  • Action Pet: Kotosaka is Nagare's first clansman and is shown to have enough power to be able to fight and destroy Neko's illusions.
  • Foreshadowing: In the third chapter of Dream of Green, Iwafune states that he hopes Kotosaka lives a long and healthy life since Kotosaka was Nagare's first clansman and that the first clansman should stick by his King's side till the end. Come Episode 13, Kotosaka is by Nagare's side till the Slate is destroyed and Nagare passes away.
  • Mascot: To JUNGLE, so much so that an animated version of him appears as the guide on their website. Bomb plushies are even made in his image.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Rides on Yukari's shoulder most of the time on missions. At JUNGLE's secret base, he seems to spend a lot of time on Nagare's shoulder.
  • Say My Name: He calls Nagare's name several times after Nagare collapses and passes away in the season finale.
  • Team Pet: To the J-rankers.
  • Willing Channeler: For Nagare.

    Douhan Hirasaka 
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Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)

Was captured by Fushimi at the end of the movie and ever since then has been held prisoner in Scepter 4's prison cells. She finally appears in Episode 9 when Fushimi busts her out of prison.


  • Advertised Extra: Despite appearing on several posters and the main visual, she doesn't actually show up in Season 2 until Episode 9 and we get nothing about her past even in the manga covering the Green Clan's backstories.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Which is lampshaded by Munakata.
  • Mysterious Past
  • Only in It for the Money: Only works for JUNGLE to get paid and it has been stated she has no loyalty to the Green King. This makes it easy for Fushimi to recruit her in order to get enough points to get to J-rank in JUNGLE within a month.
  • Samus Is a Girl: When she first shows up in the movie, her ninja-like outfit obscures her gender. Yata is very shocked to discover the enemy he beat up and struggled against is a girl.
  • The Stoic: Nothing seems to phase her and she remains calm and composed no matter the situation.

    Sukuna Gojo 
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Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Amanda Céline Miller (English)

A high ranking member of JUNGLE who worked his way up after running away from home and is currently 13 years old.


  • Badass Adorable: He's a 13 year old boy, who is described to be as proficient in battle with his scythe as Yukari is with Ayamachi.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Iwafune gets the brunt of this. The one person Sukuna does not talk back to is Nagare.
  • Break the Haughty: It is implied that the deaths of Nagare and Iwafune, along with the end of JUNGLE and his defeat at the hands of Fushima and Yata, has mellowed him out a bit since he is seen crying at the end and later not only eating with Yukari, but briefly interacting with Anna.
  • The Brute
  • Cry Cute: In the second season finale. Becomes a huge Tearjerker in the side manga Dream of Green as he refuses to believe Nagare lost and was killed.
  • Cute and Psycho: He's adorable. And very willing to fight Nagare's enemies.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dream of Green reveals Sukuna came from a wealthy, but highly manipulative family that heavily controlled their son. They monitored and selected the 'friends' Sukuna would mix with and disposed of a stray cat Sukuna wanted to raise, replacing it with a 'proper' one. It got up to the point where Sukuna ran away from home and presumably afterwards joined JUNGLE.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Nagare in Dream of Green after Nagare says that if Saruhiko is a traitor he will entrust the task of dealing with Saruhiko to Sukuna. Sadly it does not end well.
  • Hair Decorations: Two white hair clips on each side of his head.
  • Improbable Age: Sukuna ran away from home at the age of 11 and survived then on his own till he reached J-rank in JUNGLE.
  • Meta Guy: He likes to speak in video game terms and refers to his opponents as "mini-bosses" or "final bosses".
  • Pintsized Powerhouse
  • Removing the Rival: To Fushimi. Sukuna's shown to be jealous over Nagare praising him and beating Sukuna's record. In Episode 10 Sukuna challenges Fushimi to a fight and in Episode 11 when Fushimi's true motives are revealed, Sukuna is far too eager to fight Fushimi.
  • The Runaway: Sukuna's emotionally Abusive Parents made him leave home and fend for himself.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon. Its blade is made from Sukuna's power of changing.
  • Slasher Smile: Commonly makes these whilst fighting.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior
  • White Hair, Black Heart
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    Tenkei Iwafune 
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Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

A high ranking member of JUNGLE.


  • The Alcoholic: Not surprising, after we see the nonsense he has to put up with the other J-rankers. While it's Played for Laughs, it's Harsher in Hindsight when a possible reason is after the loss of his entire clan and the ruin of his ideals, Iwafune may have resorted to drinking often to reduce the pain.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the Grey King, and he can easily defeat Reisi.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He's initially presented just another J-rank in JUNGLE, but the reveal that he's the Grey King plants him in this territory.
  • The Caretaker: Specifically to Nagare.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: The last scene the viewer has of him and Nagare is Iwafune cradling Nagare's body.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The Kagutsu incident and the loss of his entire clan put a huge damper on his former idealism.
  • Faking the Dead: He's actually the Grey King, who allegedly died in the Kagutsu Crater incident. In reality, he went into hiding with Nagare after finding him in the aftermath of the crater's destruction.
  • Famous Last Words: Subverted, the Silver clansmen see Iwafune speaking in the finale as Kuroh pulls them up to safety, but the viewer does not hear anything. Word of God states that Iwafune's last words were intentionally hidden, and they weren't likely something very special anyway.
  • The Gunslinger: He likes shooting at range, but he does know Gun Fu.
  • King Incognito: He's the Grey King, but passes himself off as a mere clansman of JUNGLE. After the Kagutsu incident he tells Hisui that he does not want to use his powers as a King anymore after failing to protect his clansmen.
  • Parental Substitute: To Nagare. In the Return of Kings ~ Prelude Green Side, Iwafune says he is like Nagare's foster father and Nagare does not deny it.
  • Ominous Fog: He can conjure these.
  • Only Sane Man: Among the J-rankers, Iwafune is the sanest and the only one who does useful stuff around the base.
  • Suicide by Cop: After Nagare dies, Iwafune follows him by setting off explosives in the secret base to bury them under the debris. A Tear Jerker in hindsight if you compare the finale of the anime with the final chapter of the Dream of Green manga as Iwafune promised Nagare to follow Nagare's dream to the end.
  • Survivor Guilt: Iwafune is deeply saddened by his entire clan's death due to the Kagutsu Incident even after all these years.
  • Team Dad: Considered the 'father figure' of the group despite his drinking habit.
  • That Man Is Dead: He claims that his old identity of Seigo Ootori died in the Kagutsu Incident.
  • Together in Death: With Nagare.

    Aya Oogai 
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Voiced by: Yui Ogura

Appearing in K - Lost Small World, Aya is a cheerful girl in Misaki and Saruhiko's middle school who at first seems interested in Misaki. It turns out she's Saruhiko's second cousin, and just as sharp as the rest of her family. Considering them, she has her share of troubles. At the end of Lost Small World, her JUNGLE account is permanently shut down by Nagare because of Aya confronting Fushimi without his orders.


  • Always Someone Better: A driving force in her deteriorated relationship with Saruhiko— she always feels as if she's being left behind, and grows increasingly bitter over how he hasn't been trying by the end of middle school and plans to quit.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Because of her desperate need to prove herself, she's one of the first known characters working to rapidly climb the ranks of JUNGLE in order to attain "power."
  • Beneath the Mask: Her personality can seem frivolous at first glance, and her style of speech might enhance the idea, but she has the same brains as the rest of the their family and is near the top of their grade. At first she acts cheerful around Misaki as well, but in reality she's resentful that he managed to open up Saruhiko's world and she couldn't due to her having the same struggles as Saruhiko to express herself—although it turns out she does care about Misaki.
  • Broken Bird: She cares about Saruhiko but could never bring herself to express it and results with him coming to truly hate her—it's increasingly implied in his POV he sees his abusive father in her—and later despairs "should she have been like Misaki-kun from the beginning?"
  • Cain and Abel: With Saruhiko by the end of middle school, with her stating wild-eyed that she'll oppose anyone in her way, including "the red monster" (Mikoto), because Saruhiko doesn't "see her," and he basically looks back at her and sees the twisted face of his father. (It's to the point she's even willing to take on the username of NIKI, Saruhiko's dad.)
  • Distaff Counterpart: She and Saruhiko act as mirrors to each other in many ways, but near the end of middle school when she gets glasses, Misaki remarks with surprise—"Your glasses, don’t they look like Saruhiko’s?"
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Good Parents: At first the reader is left to wonder if their house is as troubled as Saruhiko's considering how she talks about her parents, but although they may have their own issues, it seems as though her mother cares a lot about her, showcasing concern about the unhappiness she sees in Aya, thinking it has to do with parting with friends, and comforting her with a hug.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Saruhiko thinks to himself about how she doesn't have friends, even though she boasts many "friends" on the Jungle app—one of the many ways they've paralleled for a while. Misaki considers her his friend, and she breaks down crying at the thought of not being able to see him and Saruhiko again as they take the first step of growing up—and apart.
  • The Mole: Acts as this for the Green Clan.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Not surprising considering her and Saruhiko's Big, Screwed-Up Family, but it's the main reason their already highly contentious relationship takes a dive off a cliff. She openly displays her dislike of him, and he ends up hating her for real.
  • Spoiled Brat: She seems to be at a point in life where everything about her mother annoys her.
  • Tsundere: Like with Saruhiko, her pretending to despise and look down on people to bury her own insecurities has its real life consequences.
  • Unknown Rival: Saruhiko doesn't acknowledge her as a rival and doesn't even acknowledge her existence as he never tried to remember her name. While Aya is always projecting her view of him being her rival on to him; possibly a result of them always being compared to during family gatherings because they're the same age.
  • Valley Girl: Her way of speaking is frequently translated this way.

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