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The protagonists of the series Karakuridouji Ultimo. A group of doji who embody a certain trait of goodness and their masters. Their hideout is an abandoned hospital.

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Yamato Agari and Ultimo


Yamato Agari and Ultimo are the two major characters of Karakuridouji Ultimo. They represent Ultimate Good and are the leaders of The Good Doji Club.

    Yamato Agari 

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (V comic)

"If I don't fight...then who will?!!"

The main hero. He's known mostly by all of this friends (and enemies) for being a huge idiot loudmouth and for his unusually tall height. In his past life, he was a bandit who later gained recognition with the people for his heroic, Robin Hood-like actions against the corrupt government.

  • Berserk Button: Even mention destruction anywhere remotely close to where Sayama is, and Yamato will lose it.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Yamato does this once in a while, but since he isn't really Bishōnen it's played for laughs.
  • Butt-Monkey: Try to find a chapter where something bad doesn't happen to Yamato.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Yamato has been in love with Sayama for about, oh, seven years.
  • Completely Missing the Point: Tends to ramble on about something that, really, has no importance to the matter at hand whatsoever. At least he's a little bit aware of it...
  • Covert Pervert: Some of the glimpses into Yamato's head have shown Sayama in more interesting outfits. (One time wearing nothing at all).
    • Chapter 25 shows that in his past life he used to peek on Sayama (who was much younger back then) undressing.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Typically Yamato is just the normal Idiot Hero, but if you push him too far or mention Sayama, he'll sport a Slasher Smile and start a fight.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has black-brown hair to match his equally dark eyes.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Yamato jumps at Vice, motivated by the desire to protect Sayama. This causes Ultimo to remember that Yamato's personality and values are the same as they were nine centuries ago, and he takes the opportunity to attack Vice, albeit being broken in half in the process.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Well, of course Yamato would act like this upon meeting Ultimo and learning about the Hundred Machine Funeral.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He has a habit of saying the wrong things at the wrong time without thinking of how people would be hurt/annoyed by his words. This is partially why he's regarded as an idiot.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Yamato can't go one minute without an Evil (or Good) doji either attacking him or asking him for help.
  • Kid Hero: Older than the usual example, but Yamato is 16. His past incarnation as a bandit was 19 when he was doing heroic stuff.
  • Love at First Sight: With Sayama way back when he was 10.
  • Living with the Villain: Yamato was unaware that Rune became Jealousy's master up to Chapter 9.
  • The Mafia / Yakuza: His bandit gang has been reincarnated as a gang and he becomes their leader. Unwillingly by the looks of it.
  • Mistaken for Gay: By Sayama, resulting in hilarious moments.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Subverted, as many believe Ultimo, not Yamato, is the main character.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Happens with Yamato and Ultimo in Chapter 3.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yamato about Rune's crush, up to chapter 10.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Yamato used to be this... until he found out that he was the master of the most powerful doji of Good for 900 years and that he now has to fight with him against Evil in the Hundred Machine Funeral.
  • Papa Wolf: He's very good with kids. God help you if you try to harm them.
  • Rape as Drama: An attempt by Rune, the reincarnation of his lover, Lady Gekko in Chapter 21.
  • Real Men Dont Cry: Averted. He's probably cried more than anyone else in the series. Even Ultimo.
  • Save the Villain: In Chapter 14, Yamato saves Iruma from a repeat of what happened in Chapter 8. He tries again to prevent Musashi from mind-wiping him later on, but Jealousy ends up killing him.


Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (V comic)

"Nine centuries, Yamato-sama! Ulti missed you very much!"

The greatest doji of Good. The manga essentially revolves around him. He embodies every good quality a person should have, such as modesty, kindness, and patience. However, there are incidents that imply that Ultimo isn't as nice as he looks. His master is Yamato Agari.

His Karakuri Henge themes are lions and cranes.

  • Ambiguously Gay: See Chaste Hero below. Ultimo's affections towards his master sometimes can be interpreted as more of a master/servant relationship. He behaves like an innocent, naive child and his power comes from his master's love like all the good doujis, so it's difficult to know.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: It's hard to tell if he really knows the difference between good and evil sometimes...
  • Anime Hair: Though it's subverted when he takes a more human form, in which his hair looks reasonably normal.
  • Anti-Hero: A type III/IV when at his worst.
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch Yamato. Unless you want to deal with Ultimo.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Ultimo does this a lot. Especially if it's Jealous.
  • Put on a Bus: After his fight with Jealous and Iruma, Ultimo was out of power for the rest of Part II and the beginning of Part III.
  • You Are What You Hate: Naturally being the good doji, his reason for hating Jealous and Vice would be their violent and evil natures. Jealous has even pointed out his hypocrisy.


Musashi Murayama and Sophia

The master and doji of wisdom and members of The Six Perfections.
    Musashi Murayama 
"I come from the future. Just call me Musashi."

A 16-year-old boy that was a genius warrior in the future. He traveled back to the year 2012 to stop the Hundred Machine Funeral from happening, as it destroyed his future, and to capture Dustan. His personality is mostly polite, yet he seems to have a hard spot for Yamato.

He had an older sister named Miyuu whom he was very close with. It's implied that she disappeared when the future was ruined, and seems to be a big part of why Musashi is fighting.

  • The Aloner: He's not so much going mad, but just getting more and more reckless. Of course, with this series, who knows what might happen to him.
  • Big Man on Campus: Murayama immediately becomes this when he enters Yamato's school.
  • Bishōnen: He's so bishonen that girls run and knock over desks just to see him.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Subverted. He's blonde, doesn't look at all like the other characters, and he has a Japanese name. It could be because he's from the future.
  • Catchphrase: "Call me Musashi"
  • Cyborg: Though it is unknown how much of his body is modified.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In-universe example. He seems to be a Broken Base in the fandom though...
  • Second Year Protagonist: After he joins Yamato's class.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: He's a cop from the future, so 'natch.
  • Sexy Man, Instant Harem: The minute he walks into the classroom, the girls are already swarming him. They completely ignore the fact he says he's from the future.
  • Super Cop: It is mentioned numerous times that in the future the police modify their bodies; Murayama is no different. Bonus points for the fact that he traveled Dustan back to the past and is trying to stop the Hundred Machine Funeral from happening with all he's got.
  • The Rival: Is turning into this for Yamato.
  • Too Clever by Half: Don't get us wrong, Murayama is smart, but he's pulled a couple of dumbass moves, that have shocked both the audience and himself.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He seemed relatively polite up into chapter 12. Not so much now.
  • Trapped in the Past: How will Murayama get back to his own time after he stops the Hundred Machine Funeral from happening?
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted; he generally thanks Eco for all that he's done, but refuses to acknowledge Yamato for saving his life by pressing the Reset Button and returning him to the day before the Hundred Machine Funeral.
  • When He Smiles: He gives a genuine smile to Sayama in Chapter 25.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Murayama comes from the future, and his goal is to stop the Hundred Machine Funeral from happening. He fails the first time, and considering how Dunstan is always meddling with events, he probably can't stop it from happening.

"As long as goodness fights with love, it cannot lose. Not even if it dies."

A doji who embodies Wisdom, and one of the Six Perfections. He often wears a cape and visors that conceal his gauntlets, tail, and eyes. He has a rather quiet, observant personality.

His Karakuri Henge theme is tigers.

  • Cat Boy: Sophia may not have ears, but his gauntlets look like paws, and he has a tail.
  • Expy: Of Lyserg, to an extent.
    • They certainly share the same fashion sense, as shown in chapter 28.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He embodies Wisdom, and he is on the Good Doji side.
  • Mind Control: His Noh power is controlling the five, or six, senses of anybody.
  • The Power of Love: Goes into a speech about this. It's even part of her folder quote.
  • Theme Naming: His name comes from the Greek word for Wisdom.


Ekoda Shin and Regla/Regula

The master and doji of discipline and members of The Six Perfections.
    Ekoda (Eco) Shin 
"Which is also true for good and evil. You don't know what it's really like until you eat it."

A man in his 30's who runs a sushi restaurant. He is generally laid back and acts as a mentor to Yamato, and basically what holds the Good Doji Club together. He is the first Good Doji Master that Yamato and Ultimo meet. After his death in chapter 20, Regula's master is Makoto Sayama.

  • Artistic Age: He's only thirty eight, yet Yamato and others call him an old man based on his looks.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Before he dies he gives all of the good doji masters memories of their past lives and his memories of Vice. He basically gave every doji master the memories and experience needed to defeat Vice.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Part of his design, as his eyes are never open, not even in the most extreme situations.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Eco's legendary sushi, which he uses as a metaphor.
  • Trickster Mentor: Eco was a Buddhist monk in a past life. These days he teaches lessons using things like sushi or manga.

"You never change. You've made a mess again, Ultimo."

A short and bald doji who embodies discipline of the Six Perfections of Buddhism. He can be laid back, but serious when the time comes. He knows about the horrible thing that Ultimo did in the past. After Eco's death in chapter 20, his new master is Makoto Sayama.

His Karakuri Henge theme seems to be monkeys.

  • Bald of Awesome: He is bald, and is one of, if not, the most useful doji thanks to his memory alterations powers.
  • Expy: He looks like Jizo from one of Takei's first manga, Butsu Zone.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He bitchslaps Ultimo hard when he goes berserk and beats up Jealous, and reminds him of the horrible thing he did in the past.

Machi Shina and Slow

The master and doji of energy, and members of The Six Perfections.
    Machi Shina 
"I'm warning you, my doji could waste yours any day."'

A 28-year-old woman who works as a fortune teller and is the only female doji master for The Good Doji Club. She is prone to teasing and bickering with Hiroshi.

  • Cleavage Window: Part of her dress style.
  • Expy: She bears a huge resemblance to Yuuko from ×××HOLiC.
  • Godiva Hair: Used while in her mecha form.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: "I still don't have any idea how someone like me ended up the master of a good doji."
  • Hime Cut: Except for that one chunk of hair in her bangs, she fits visually and this is meaningful. That chunk is a sign that she doesn't fit the classical version of the trope and doesn't have the associated character traits. It could also be to further her resemblance to Yuuko.

"Picking a fight all alone like this is crazy."

The embodiment of energy (diligence in the English translation). He appears to have a rather feisty personality. He interestingly looks a lot like Machi.

His Karakuri Henge theme seems to be deer.

  • Beauty Mark: Has two next to the corners of his eyes, though it could just be make-up to go along with his outfit.
  • Cool Mask: Unlike the other doji, his eyepieces are this.
  • Slasher Smile: Has one right before he transforms into his mecha form.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: They aren't even family, but him and Machi look practically the same, just difference in ages, gender and of course species.
    • He also looks quite a bit like Akitsu.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: His Noh is Fate Manipulation.

Koun Shakujii and Pardone/Pardonner

The master and doji of Patience, and members of The Six Perfections.
    Koun Shakujii 
"Killing others, is killing yourself."

A 66-year-old retired doctor. Yamato was taken to his clinic after he passed out from his fight with Iruma and Jealousy. He has a very observant, intelligent personality. Vice kills him Chapter 20, leaving Kiyose Masumoto as Pardone's new master.

  • Determined Defeatist: In his past days as an army medic, he healed everyone he could, even though he knew those people will return to fight and get hurt again or even die, just because he appreciated life that much. His way of thought and actions inspired Kiyose's past self to overcome her Straw Nihilist ways.
  • Five-Man Band
    • The Medic: He used to run his own hospital apparently. His role as The Medic for the Good Doji Club ends after his death.

"You're too loud. Shut up and show me your arm."

Pardone has a calm and quiet personality, but not a very friendly one. He has little respect for Yamato and seems to be the quickest to put him down. Koun is killed by Vice in Chapter 19. His new master is Kiyose Matsumoto.

His Karakuri Henge theme seems to be butterflies.

  • Dissonant Serenity: Only seems to sport a scowl during a major battle, at the most.
  • Good Is Not Nice: To the point where Yamato wonders whether he's actually good or not.
  • Healing Hands: His Noh ability.
    • Actually, his Noh's revealed to be "Corporal control" meaning he can do more than just healing.
  • Heroic BSoD: His expression when Vice kills Koun.
  • Jerkass: To Yamato, anyway...
  • Not So Stoic: When Desir kills Slow in Chapter 12, Pardone seems to be quite upset.
    • And again in Chapter 19 when Vice kills Koun.
  • Put on a Bus: For a number of chapters, until Chapter 26.

Yoichi Oizumi and Service

The master and doji of charity, and members of The Six Perfections.
    Yoichi Oizumi

A 42-year-old business man. Yoichi is a very polite and kind man, despite being implied to have an even more miserable life than Yamato. Not one to complain, even at the worst of times.

  • The Anti-Nihilist: Counts as a Shut Up, Hannibal! moment too. Desir in his Villainous Breakdown started to say that nobody can be moved for charity as that is just killing oneself. Yoichi's respond:
    Yoichi: No need to hurry, I'll die one day anyway. Anything who born will will die one day. We will all die one day, so we better live happy and make others happy when we can.
  • Art Evolution: He looked hunched over and 60 when he first appeared. He now stands up straight and actually looks his age.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even more so than Yamato.
    Yamato: "His life is more miserable than mine!"
  • Cool Bike: Subverted. It's just a normal bike. But you have to admit, him charging in, with Service standing on his back, just makes it seem so much cooler.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always with a smile, even when nobody would blame him for frowning.

"We aren't gonna do anything?! I wanted to show my power!"

The embodiment of charity, who was previously thought to be the only female doji in the whole series. Sadly, in Chapter 23 Service was finally revealed to be a boy. Then came the ending in which all the doji are human, courtesy of Dr.Dustan, and guess who is the only doji that's now a girl?

He seems to be on the arrogant side, or at the least, likes to show off quite a bit. His master is Yoichi Ohizumi.

His Karakuri Henge theme is sparrows.

Tropes associated with Service:
  • BFG: The only doji so far that uses any weapon other than a blade.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Chapters 22-23, Service fought Desir, instead of complaining about not being able to use his abilities.

Hiroshi Kumegawa and Gauge/Goge

The master and doji of meditation, and members of The Six Perfections.
    Hiroshi Kumegawa

A 21-year-old street punk, who despite his rather intimidating appearance, is in the Good Doji Club. Even more surprisingly the master of Goge. Does not like people not using honorifics with his name, especially if they're Machi. Despite their bickering, it's implied that him and Machi are dating. After Vice breaks his neck in chapter 20, he is paralyzed from the neck down, leaving Hibari Oume as Goge's new master.

  • Bald of Awesome: He's a bald street punk. Despite his intimidating appearance, he's part of the Good Doji Club.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Him and Machi.
    • Although there seems to be a good chance that they are actually a couple.
  • Cool Shades: Always wears a pair of sunglasses, which makes him look cool and adds to his intimidating appearance.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Machi doesn't like using an honorific when addressing him. In the English translation it sounds more like he doesn't want her calling him by his first name.
  • Face of a Thug: Yamato Lampshades it.
    Yamato: "He's scary! There's no way he's good!"
  • Game-Breaking Injury: His battle with Vice results in him getting his neck broken, paralyzing him from the neck down and having to be always pushed around in a wheelchair. His ability to walk is later restored once the One Hundred Machine Funeral ends.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar by his eye, and on his lip down his chin.
  • Tsundere: Has shades of type one. At least when he talks to Machi.


Like his master, his size and appearance can be very misleading to his true nature. A very calm and kind doji and one who is thoughtful and wise. After Hiroshi is hurt, Hibari Oume becomes his new master.

His theme animals seems to be boars.

Tropes associated with Goge:

Replacement Masters

Characters that have replaced any of the Good Doji's clubs original Five-Man Band.

    Makoto Sayama 

Makoto Sayama/Makoto Saya Dunstan

Voiced by: Yu Shimamura (V comic)

"What is that outside? And why is that kid I saw in you room...flying? What's going on?"

A mysterious 17-year-old girl who is Yamato's crush. Her birthday is the day before the Hundred Machine Funeral. Her family runs a very successful sportswear company. Her personality is very polite, but Takei notes in her character profile that while "she has rescued Yamato from crises many times in the past, her cold reactions deliver even deeper psychological damage." She is the reincarnation of an orphan girl that Yamato took in back in the 12th century.

By Chapter 25 she has become a fellow member of the Good Doji Club and is Regula's new master.

By chapter 33 it's revealed that she's from the future. Actually, she's Dunstan's daughter, Makoto Saya Dunstan.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: She likes the Evil Pro Golfer, but he probably doesn't return her feelings.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Beauty for her group of friends.
  • Biker Babe: Chapter 32. Took a Level in Badass, indeed.
  • Characterization Marches On: She was more stoic in the first chapters, but she became more expressive later.
  • Expy: Of Horohoro's childhood friend, Damuko.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a pink ribbon in her hair.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: Sayama with her friends.
  • Girl Posse: Subverted, as her gang isn't mean or bitchy.
  • Heartwarming Orphan / Morality Pet: One of them in her past life.
  • Last-Name Basis: Yamato Agari calls Makoto Sayama by her last name, but she uses his first name. He lampshades it once when he starts thinking about what his future life with her would be like, but notes that if that happened, her name wouldn't be Sayama.
    • Strangely, not even the other three girls she hangs out with call her Makoto.
      • So far, the only person to call her by her first name is Akira.
      • It makes more sense when you find out Her name in the 12th century was Saya.
  • Living with the Villain: A double whammy. She doesn't know about Rune or Akira.
    • Doesn't seem to be the case now that she joined the Good Doji Club.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is Dunstan's daughter, meaning she too is from the future.
  • Not So Stoic: Although Sayama isn't really stoic, it was still surprising to see how she reacted to Yamato fighting Edile.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Her usually nice and peaceful expression was replaced with quite the glare when Yamato shows up at her party trying to tell her about Akira. Even Yamato looked scared.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A very polite girl, but there's some cold steel underneath. It sharpens after she contracts Regula.

    Akitsu Ohtake 
"Who're calling brawny, new guy? Interesting... Shall I smite you with my sword?"

A girl that is part of Sayama's Girl Posse. She's very tall (almost as tall as Yamato, which is quite a feat), but is far from a Gentle Giant. In fact, she has a very sour personality, often ridicules Yamato, threatens Oume, and carries a kendo sword around with her. She does act calmer around Rune, however. Is the new master of Slow as of Chapter 26.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: It's all but confirmed that Akitsu has a crush on Rune.
    Akitsu: Kodaira! What happened? You're awfully late.
    Oume: Yeah! Akitsu was texting you like crazy!
    Akitsu: Argh! Ume!
    Oume: But it's true! Heeheehee...
  • Berserk Button:
    Akitsu: If anything should happen to Rune, I will kick your ass.
    • She doesn't like being called brawny either.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brawn, along with Oume.
  • BFS: When Slow enters Icon Mode with her, their main weapon is a huge katana.
  • The Bully: Well, just to Yamato, and maybe Oume, but she hasn't been shown picking on anybody else.
  • Cute Bruiser: As mentioned above, she carries around a kendo sword with her, and often threatens Yamato.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Could you imagine the fandom's, or anybody's reaction for that matter, if Yamato did half the crap that Akitsu did?
  • Expy: Not nearly as blatant as some of the other Shaman King lookalikes, but she has some resemblance to Ren Tao and Jun Tao.
  • Hair Decorations: Subverted with Akitsu.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: She's part of one.
  • Girl Posse: As mentioned above, she's part of one with Sayama, Kiyose, and Oume. She also provides the bitchiness for all of them.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: In the basic manga, she is shown with black hair, but in a couple of color pages, her hair is bright green.
    • Her hair is also sometimes drawn waist-length instead of soulder-length.
  • Huge School Girl: Yamato doesn't even have to bend or look down to talk to her.
  • Younger Than They Look: In Ultimo Ulate, Yamato believed she was an upperclassman. She also looks a lot older than the other girls she hangs out.

    Kiyose Matsumoto 
"You two are always together..."

A girl with a nerdy appearance that is a part of Sayama's Girl Posse. She seems to hold a sort of.... obsession for Yamato and Rune's relationship. She becomes the new master of Pardonner.

Tropes associated with Kiyose:
  • Scare 'em Straight: Attempted this towards Jun telling him death is not a toy via telling her past in war. She failed.
  • Shipper on Deck: She seems to be for Rune and Yamato.
  • Shrinking Violet: Has shades of this.
  • Slasher Smile: Who would believe a very good one could came from Kiyose?
  • Straw Nihilist: Her past self; as an army doctor she became this after seem how much of hell is war.
    • The Anti-Nihilist: But after meeting Shakujii and see how much he appreciated life even in the middle of war, she started to think life maybe do have some meaning. This tract of her remains in her current self after getting her memories back.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Subverted. While she is the new Pardonner master, she still seems to be a Shrinking Violet.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: As mentioned above, she seems to like the idea that Yamato and Rune are always together.
    Kiyose: What? He wasn't with you all day?!
    Yamato: What are you so shocked about?!
    Kiyose: You guys... are always together, so I just thought...
    • According to Ultimo Ulate Part 2 she's been one since she was 11-12. She even lost a game of tag because she was reading what appeared to be a Boys' Love manga.

    Oume Hibari 
"You said the forbidden word buster. I hate being called puny!"

A tiny girl that's very feisty and is in Sayama's Girl Posse. Her friends sometimes call her Ume ("Plum"). She often pisses off Akitsu with her loudness, and punches/kicks Yamato almost every day. She is now Gauge/Goge's new master.

Tropes associated with Oume:
  • Combat Stilettos: At Sayama's party she manages to deliver a flying kick to Yamato's face in heels.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Nobody even remotely cares when she causes what could be permanent damage to Yamato. Yamato never even seems to think about even defending himself against her. Probably wouldn't go over well with people...
  • Dynamic Entry: EVERY entry of hers usually involves Yamato being physically harmed in some way.
  • Running Gag: Every time Oume sees Yamato, she punches him in the crotch.


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