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     Konoe 
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Voiced by: Kazutoshi Hatano
The protagonist of the story. A cat from the village of Karou, whose inhabitants have resorted to cannibalism to survive, he sets out to Ransen when he is afflicted with a curse spoken of since ancient times, hoping to free himself of it.
  • Adorkable: He can be this, especially when he gets bashful.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He's an outcast in his village, since he's an orphan.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In Asato's ending, Konoe severs his right arm since it's rendered useless from Asato nearly tearing it off.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Konoe isn't too naive to believe idealism is the solution to everything, or conflicts can be settled without causing bloodshed, or all stories end on a happy note. He's aware of the harshness of reality, but he points out that even if some things seem hopeless, he would rather fight and try to make a change than sit back and do nothing about it, and believes that even negative emotions can be used to give someone the will to live and move forward.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap:
    • Konoe gives one to Rai, combined with a good calling out, when Rai suddenly tells him to leave out of fear that he may lose his mind and hurt Konoe.
    • He gives one to Bardo in his route after the latter lashes out at him for trying to help.
  • Badass in Distress: Downplayed. While not as skilled as any of his possible love interests, Konoe is still a capable fighter. But his empathy often gets in the way during a battle since he unconsciously picks up on his opponent's emotions, which physically drains him and leaves him defenseless.
  • The Bard/White Mage: As a Sanga, Konoe's abilities allow him to function like both; as his songs provide magical defense, strengthen his Touga's attacks, or allow his chosen Touga to move at greater speeds.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don’t ever mock his orphanhood.
    • On a lighter note, don't mention his tail or how crooked it is.
    • He's also rather sensitive about his height.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: A Tsundere-version of this trope happens in Bardo's route; when Bardo asks Konoe if he hates him, Konoe says he does because he can't bring himself to tell the truth, which is the exact opposite.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Asato.
  • Cosmic Plaything: For some reason, the world seems intent on making Konoe suffer from misfortune after misfortune. This is because Leaks is toying with him from a distance.
  • Country Mouse: Due to living in a small village his entire life, he knows little about what is otherwise common knowledge in large cities like Ransen. Word of God even added that one of his insecurities is his status as this.
  • Creepy Monotone: When he's temporarily possessed by Leaks, Konoe speaks in this manner, complete with a slower cadence in his speech.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's occasionally snippy, and even more so in his broodier moments.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: It's made clear by the beginning of the story that both of his parents are dead.
  • The Determinator: No matter what happens, he never gives up.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In a short story that takes place after Asato's route, Konoe displays this trope when he notices that Asato is trying to keep him from doing too much work, since he only has one arm left. This isn't because he doesn't want to be coddle; he wants Asato to accept everything that happened between them.
  • Disappeared Dad: As stated above, he never met his father, as he died before he was born. He only knows what his mother told him.As it turns out, even as a ghost, his father has always been watching over him.
  • The Empath: He can feel the emotions of those around him, although he can't control this ability and it often comes into play at the worst moments. It may seem like a harmless power at first, but it's actually doing him more bad than good, and is what will eventually kill him in the future.
  • Fragile Speedster: In terms of raw strength and skill, he has a long way to go; but he's quick and good at making counterattacks.
  • Good Is Not Soft: While he can be bitter at times, he'll always do what he can to help those he cares for, and often feels sympathy for the plight of others. That being said, he won't hold back against those who he knows are the bad guy, and the unrepentant type at that.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite preferring to keep to himself, he's the most heroic character among the main cast.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • He briefly loses it when Leaks' curse came back on him again.
    • He lapses into another one when he returns to Karou and sees that it was consumed by both the Void and the Sickness.
    • Konoe falls into a third one after discovering that he's a vessel for Leaks' emotions, and nearly gets killed because of it.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: If the narration of the game is anything to go by, Konoe does this often.
  • The Illegible: Played with. Konoe knows that he isn't good at writing, and even Bardo admits that his penmanship is terrible, but at the very least readable.
  • Informed Ability: In the final battle, Leaks stated that as his vessel, Konoe also has the same powers as him — though there's no scene where Konoe uses magic that doesn't involved his sanga abilities.
  • In the Hood: Konoe dons a hooded cloak to hide his ears and tail after they turned black, knowing that he'd attract trouble otherwise. There are times when the hood comes off, and there are other times when it doesn't even though it normally should have.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Konoe's abilities as a Sanga were inherited from his father. And though Konoe physically resembles Leaks due to the influence of being his vessel, he and his father share the same fur color (white and light brown).
  • Locked into Strangeness: His ears and tail turn black when he receives Leaks' curse.
  • Magic Music: As a Sanga, he's capable of creating these.
  • Martial Pacifist: He won't hesitate to kill if he has no other choice, but he prefers not to if it can be avoided.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Whenever he sees a fuzzy plant or a mouse, he immediately gets the urge to pounce on it, much like a real cat would. However, he hasn't exactly learned self-restraint, which leads to some hilariously humiliating moments.
  • No Sense of Direction: Despite having heightened senses and being a cat. He's all too aware of the irony of the situation, and gets upset when others find out about it.
  • Only Sane Man: Between Rai and Asato, he's the only one who knows that bickering among each other is pointless, and gets irritated by their antics.
  • Power Incontinence: Konoe's empathy more often than not hinders him rather than helps him, as he feels the emotions around him so strongly that he's frequently immobilized during dangerous situations.
  • Sex Slave: He becomes this in Verg and Razel's bad endings.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Though he's male, when he sings as a Sanga, he seems to be singing in a woman's voice.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Inverted. He's the main protagonist, and his sword highly resembles a scimitar.
  • Stronger Than They Look: At first glance he appears to have a lean physique, but some CGs show that he's actually quite fit. Not to mention, he's also good with a sword, even if he's overshadowed by the likes of Rai and Asato.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sorcerer to the Sword of either Rai, Asato, or Bardo.
  • Sympathy for the Devil:
    • Early in the game, a Ribika attacks him, but when he sees that said Ribika is suffering from the Sickness, he immediately takes him to the village healer.
    • While Firi may be Leaks' Sanga, Konoe feels completely sorry for him when Leaks drains his life to enhance his power.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: The reason why the devils change their minds about eating Konoe by the end of the game, once they find out that he is Leaks' vessel and has merged with Leaks after the latter's death. Although Verg stated that they also don't like Leaks for stealing their powers to the point that they don't want to eat anything of him.
  • Touch Telepathy: If he touches another object, he can see the events that had transpired around it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kuims.
  • Trying Not to Cry: After seeing what had become of Karou, he tries to hold it together but ultimately fails, and his chosen love interest helps comfort him.
  • Tsundere: Konoe is definitely one (albeit not as much as Rai), though this side of him only comes out in full force in Bardo's route.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice sounds a lot softer in the recent nitro+CHiRAL installments.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He isn't fond of fire, and would rather use a guiding leaf than lamps and torches. This is possibly due to him being Leaks' vessel, and one of Leaks' worst memories involved fire.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite being somewhat young, a bit naive, and often susceptible to fits of anger, he shows a lot more emotional maturity and fortitude than what would normally be expected from someone his age. Even Bardo lampshades this.
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     Rai 
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A white cat from Setsura, a village known for their breed of large cats. A bounty hunter who fights alone, he first encounters Konoe after saving him from a group of bandits, and has become acquainted with him since their second meeting.
  • Abusive Parents: Rai's father would beat him up while his mother showed no affection. It turns out they did this because they believed it was the best method to raise him and that they truly did love him. Rai did grow up to become a strong fighter and a good guy, though it was most likely because of Bardo.
  • Achey Scars: His right eye, which he lost to a demon, starts to feel painful whenever he suffers from dreams that involve his bloodlust or when said bloodlust starts acting out of control.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Rai isn't happy with Konoe when he overexerts himself from fighting Firi's minions, admonishing him and repeatedly calling him an idiot.
  • Animal Motifs: Word of God confirmed that he's specifically based on a snow leopard, although he lacks the spots normally seen on them.
  • Bad Dreams: Rai suffers from these very often, particularly from nightmares about his bloodlust.
  • Berserk Button: Anything involving either demons or devils pisses him off, even though he doesn't outwardly show it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Bardo's route, where he appears in the nick of time right as Bardo was about to be obliterated by Leaks' magic.
  • Blood Knight: Though Rai hates this side of him.
  • Broken Pedestal: He looked up to Bardo a lot when he was a child, though things went completely downhill when he caught Bardo in the middle of making a Deal with the Devil, and has harbored a hatred for him since then. Though if either of their routes are taken, they eventually reconcile.
  • Brutal Honesty: He always speaks his mind, whether he means well or not.
  • Catchphrase: Rai likes calling others "baka neko" which means "stupid cat" or "idiot cat", though it could be a play on the word "bakeneko" which means "monster/ghost/spirit cat".
  • Child Hater: Downplayed. He doesn't say anything about hating children, but a track in the drama CD shows that he's not good at dealing with them. At all.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He's a victim of this. Konoe can't help but note how fluffy his tail is, and even children take notice and wish to play with it.
  • Death Seeker: Possibly, since in his bad ending, where he succeeds Froud as the Devil of Joy, the first thing he does is approach Konoe and remind him that he has yet to fulfill his promise: that Konoe would kill him if he can no longer contain his bloodthirst.
  • Defrosting Ice King: In his route, where he opens up more and more to Konoe after falling in love with him.
  • Driven to Madness: In Froud's bad ending.
  • Dual Wielding: He fights with a sword and a dagger.
  • Expy: Remove the eyepatch and the cat ears, and you'll see that he has a passing resemblance to Sephiroth — which is actually quite fitting, since he and Sephiroth share the same voice actor. There's also the fact that both characters are very good with a sword.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Rai wears an eyepatch over his right eye, and is an extremely strong mercenary.
  • Eye Scream: Rai injured the eyes of a demon in the past. The demon also gouged his right eye, leading to him wearing an eyepatch. Then in his bad ending, Froud gouges out his remaining eye while transferring his powers to him.
  • Hidden Depths: In one of the short stories, Rai is revealed to be a good cook.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: In his route, he secretly replaces the room's lamp with a guiding leaf because of Konoe's fear of fire. Also when he and Konoe visit a prostitute to get some information out of her, he pays her more than the amount he promised her.
  • I Am a Monster: In his route, he confesses to Konoe that he sees himself as one due to his bloodlust.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Or eye, to be specific.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: In his route, he confesses to Konoe that he doesn't want anyone but him as his Sanga, otherwise it's meaningless.
  • Insult of Endearment: Rai's nickname of "stupid cat" to Konoe eventually becomes this in his route.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first glance, he appears to be patronizing and downright unpleasant, and while often harsh, he isn't a full-blown asshole and he does have his moments of kindness.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's fast, skilled, and can both endure and deliver a lot of damage, making him a highly dangerous swordsman. In Bardo's drama CD, some of the newer mercenaries even get frustrated since almost all the bounties go to him.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: While all of the main cast have long hair, he's the most notable example since his hair reaches down to his lower back.
  • Love at First Punch: Played with, and only if his route is taken. They first met by chance when Rai unwittingly saved Konoe from bandits, but their first official meeting is when Rai ambushes him and challenges him to a duel.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Rai has this reaction whenever he recovers from his bloodlust, and sees the carnage that he caused. This shows particularly whenever he attacks Konoe.
  • Not So Different:
    • With Asato. Even though they're practically the yin to each other's yang, they both harbor a monstrous darkness that continuously threatens to consume them, which gets exacerbated if either of them is Konoe's love interest.
    • With Bardo. They have an estranged relationship and see themselves as completely different from the other, and view each other as dangerous and not to be trusted, though that is exactly why they have a lot more in common than they like to believe.
  • Not So Stoic: In the drama CD covering events that take place after his ending, since there are a lot of scenes where he breaks his composure and outright shouts or yells, compared to the visual novel, where he doesn't raise his voice even at his most unhinged (with Froud's bad ending being the only exception).
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: If his route isn't taken, it's heavily hinted at — particularly in Bardo's route — that he still manages to defeat Froud and keep his insanity in check.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When Konoe breaks down after seeing what became of his village, Rai silently consoles Konoe, giving him the space and time he needs to let out his grief.
    • Despite being nothing but hostile towards Bardo, when Bardo reveals that he also received Konoe's curse, Rai tells him in a tone devoid of hatred or spite to not make the same mistake twice, as if he's (in his own way) gently pleading with him.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: His missing eye and the reason behind it plays a vital role in his personal storyline.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Asato's Red.
  • The Resenter: He really hates Bardo, to the point that he won't look at him in the eye, talk to him (unless he really has to), or even eat any of the food he makes. This is because in the past, he caught Bardo in the act of making a Deal with the Devil, which he finds extremely unforgivable.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Subverted. At first, it seemed like he killed his own parents, but the truth is that his parents were killed by bandits, and he was spared since he was a child at the time. But when he saw his parents' corpses, he couldn't grieve and only reveled in the bloodshed.
  • Slasher Smile: He sports a terrifying one whenever he's in a state of bloodlust. Sometimes it's accompanied with creepy laughter.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows any emotion besides the usual apathy, condescension or hostility.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Ice by default, but in his route Konoe soon comes to see the side with sugar.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: He uses his dagger in this manner a few times.
  • Tsundere: Rai constantly insults everyone and seems to be angry all the time, but that doesn't mean that he hates everyone.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Though Konoe finds that hard to believe.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While the "best buds" part can be a bit of a stretch, he and Asato become this in Bardo's good ending. The vitriolic part is still there, but they've clearly gotten along enough to hunt monsters together; and that's saying something considering that they almost violently butt heads often before.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His tongue is very sensitive to high temperatures, meaning he can't eat hot food.
  • When He Smiles: When Rai is not scowling or smirking, his genuine smiles are a sight for sore eyes.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Only when he's possessed by his bloodlust.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Konoe (and the player) immediately knows that something big is up whenever Rai calls Konoe by his name and not by the usual nickname of "stupid cat".

     Asato 
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Voiced by: Wataru Hatano

A cat from the village of Kira, which infamous for its isolation from the rest of Sisa; although he himself is shunned by the other villagers. He starts accompanying Konoe after being exiled from Kira.


  • Adorkable: Asato has a very awkward and innocent personality; even Konoe often compares him to a child.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: It's hinted at in a few scenes that Asato develops romantic feelings for Konoe whether you take his route or not. Therefore he becomes a Hopeless Suitor if Konoe ends up with either Bardo or Rai.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He's shunned by the other Kiran cats because he is half-Meigi, and Kira has been at war with the Meigi clan for a long time.
  • Animal Motifs: Given his black ears and tail, Asato strongly resembles a black cat, which is normally affiliated with bad luck and is hence avoided or feared by the public — much like how Asato is treated in Kira.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: His loyalty and devotion to Konoe stems from the fact that Konoe is the first to treat him with any kindness, in contrast with the other Kiran cats.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Any threat to Konoe is this to him; even simply insulting Konoe can incur his wrath.
    • Call him a "demon child" or anywhere along the lines, and you'll soon regret it.
    • On the lighter side, everything about Rai is one giant Berserk Button to him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones: He’s timid, selfless, and has almost zero social skills, but he's vicious and merciless when provoked and is a powerful fighter.
  • BFS: His weapon's almost as tall as him, and he always wields it with both hands.
  • Black and White Morality: He's a a bit more benevolent than most examples, but regardless; to him, you’re either an ally or an enemy. If you’re an enemy, you’re to be killed at all costs.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His color motif is blue, and he's one of the kinder characters in the game. Just don't piss him off.
  • Brutal Honesty: Due to having No Social Skills, he always speaks what he honestly thinks or feels, though he's much nicer with his words. Konoe gets flustered sometimes by his frankness.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever he's angered or offended, Asato almost always responds with "I'll kill you".
  • Category Traitor: The cats of Kira keep to themselves and are hostile to any outsiders, but Asato himself isn't exactly popular with them in the first place. While he's aware of this, he doesn't resent any of them, though he's not naive enough to try and defend or befriend any of them. He does eventually turn on his clan when he can't bring himself to follow the elder's orders and kill Konoe.
  • Character Tic:
    • He tends to sharpen his claws against a tree whenever he gets flustered or agitated.
    • He also seems to like hanging upside down, either from the roof or from a tree.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Justified in that while Asato is far from an airhead, his life of isolation in Kira caused him to know very little about the outside world.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives Konoe one after the latter's breakdown from seeing what remains of the now-lifeless Karou.
  • Covered with Scars: He has several scars on his back, which is caused by his mistreatment from the other Kiran cats.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite playing a large role in the common route, he only seldom appears when you take someone else's route. The same case can be said for Rai, though at least he retains some prominence in Bardo's route.
  • Disappeared Dad: He never knew his father, and consequently resents him for abandoning both his mother and himself. The truth is much more complicated, however.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In his route, he makes peace with the villagers of Kira and is finally accepted by them, and decides to learn more about the world by traveling around. The same thing happens in the other routes, which can serve as a consolation for him suffering from unrequited feelings for Konoe.
  • Enemy Within: Due to the genes of his Meigi father being mixed with those of a non-Meigi, Asato harbours a powerful darkness within him that occasionally takes control and leaves him with no memory of what just transpired. His closeness with Konoe acts as a catalyst to its evolving power, to the point where he transforms into a horrible beast.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: He's a pariah in Kira due to being of mixed blood, particularly because he is half-Meigi. The discrimination is one part due to the clan war between Kira and Meigi, and another part due to the fact that children with Meigi blood always end up being born as demonic spawn or inhabitants of dark magic.
  • Hidden Depths
    • He can be clueless to a lot of things, but every now and then he has his moments of showing great insight.
    • He's more perceptive than he looks, since if his route isn't taken, he immediately figures out that Konoe's curse has spread over to Rai/Bardo because he's in love with either of them.
    • He's quite adept in sewing, which Konoe observed when he patched up one of Konoe's gauntlets.
  • Icy Blue Eyes/Innocent Blue Eyes: His eyes are the latter by default, but they become the former whenever he's fighting.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Asato is heartbroken when he realizes that Konoe is in love with either Rai or Bardo in their respective routes (even before Konoe realizes it himself). But he doesn't make it an issue, telling Konoe that he's fine with it as long as Konoe is sure of his feelings.
  • Lack of Empathy: A non-villainous example. Due to his aforementioned Black and White Morality, he has zero qualms about taking a life and doesn't tend to think of a less bloody alternative, since he doesn't understand what's so distressing about killing his enemies.
  • My Village, Right or Wrong: When he was ordered to kill Konoe, while clearly reluctant, Asato initially followed said order because he was taught that the elder’s words are absolute. Konoe soon talks him out of this mindset.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being an outcast in his village, Asato can be very naive and childish. He speaks awkwardly for the most part and doesn't know how to react to kindness.
  • Not So Different: With Rai. Even though they're practically the yin to each other's yang, they both harbor a monstrous darkness that continuously threatens to consume them, which gets exacerbated if either of them is Konoe's love interest.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: For some reason, he has bandages around his neck and his right arm. Though the bandages eventually become necessary in his route when Konoe's curse spreads onto him, causing one of the marks to appear on his neck, which he then needs to hide.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ironically, he's the Red to Rai's Blue.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He wears a tattered scarf, and he can hack you to pieces without any hesitation.
  • Socially Awkward Hero
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Appearance-wise, he took after his mother, since Kaltz, who never got to see him when he was born, immediately recognized who he is upon their first (unofficial) meeting; even stating outright that he looks a lot like her.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Or cute, depending on how you see him.
  • There Was a Door: While he does know this, he somehow likes entering through the window more.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He keeps a flower petal that originally belonged to his mother.
  • Tsurime Eyes: His eyes are slightly wider and softer-looking than Rai or Bardo's, possibly to further emphasize his innocence despite being as skilled as the other two in battle.
  • Violently Protective Boyfriend: Even as just a friend, Asato is protective of Konoe to the point that to Konoe’s enemies are also his enemies.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While the "best buds" part can be a bit of a stretch, he and Rai become this in Bardo's good ending. The vitriolic part is still there, but they've clearly gotten along enough to hunt monsters together; and that's saying something considering that they almost violently butt heads often before.
  • Walking the Earth: If his route isn't taken, Asato decides to travel around Sisa to learn more about the outside world.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In Rai's route, he calls out on Rai for his callous attitude towards Konoe's well-being, and might have even decked him then and there had Razel not intervened.
  • When He Smiles: Not that he's always in a bad mood, but his smiles are an extremely adorable sight.
  • You're Not My Father: When Kaltz reveals that he is Asato's long-lost father, Asato shouts this in anger.

     Bardo 
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Voiced by: Kenji Nomura

A striped cat who owns an inn in the city of Ransen. Also hailing from Setsura, he has a history with Rai, who doesn't seem to be very fond of him.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He thinks of his mother as this. In the drama CD covering his route, he adamantly reminds Konoe that they're only in Setsura to pay their respects to Rai's parents and even worries that Konoe might want to meet his mother.
  • Animal Motifs: He's specifically based on a tiger cat, if the stripes aren't obvious enough. Even Verg calls him "tiger".
  • Badass Baritone
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's rather level-headed and relaxed most of the time, but he can be terrifying when he's angry.
  • Bi the Way: He states that he swings both ways.
  • Biseinen: He's older than Rai and Asato, but he's still quite the handsome cat.
  • Blood Knight: He wants to be one; not because he enjoys killing others, but because he believes that it will help keep him from hesitating and making mistakes at crucial situations, and also thinks that it's the only way he can become stronger.
  • Creepy Monotone: He talks in this manner in his bad ending, after he becomes fully possessed by his curse.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He shows up to a fight with kindling and proceeds to kick his adversary's butt.
  • The Cynic: Which he hides under an easygoing persona, and he's this in spades.
  • Deal with the Devil: Bardo made a deal with Verg's shadow to give him the bloodlust he craved, but halfway through Rai stumbled upon the scene and the deal was botched.
  • Dirty Coward: Rai sees him as the hypocritical kind, and Konoe also calls him out on being this, since if he thinks that a situation's hopeless, he won't even bother to try and fight back and would just rather play it safe. Konoe even tells him that his Fatal Flaw is his tendency to run away, not his inability to kill.
  • Easily Forgiven: Heavily averted. His attempt in making a Deal with the Devil is why Rai hates him, and until now that hatred hasn't gone away. Though thankfully, they make peace with each other at the end of both their routes.
  • Embarrassing First Name: At the end of his route, Konoe learns that his real name is Cheryl, but he changed it since his original name sounded too feminine.
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: Early in his route, Konoe picks up a picture, though when he asks Bardo about it, Bardo is evasive and becomes irritated when questioned further. It turns out that it's actually a picture of Bardo when he was a child.
  • Evil Hand: While his right hand doesn't have a mind of its own, it's plagued with a curse that reacts when demons or devils are nearby, or when he's feeling either anger or killing intent. He experiences nothing but pain from it, and the more he uses its power, the worse its corruption gets.
  • Expy: He looks a lot like Jecht. Another similarity between them is that that they both have a very complicated relationship with their respective sons (well, surrogate/adoptive son in Bardo's case).
  • Friend to All Children: This is made clear in the drama CD, where he gets along well with two young Ribika, whom he was babysitting at a friend's request. What reinforces this fact is that he treated Rai much kinder than Rai's actual parents did, which is why Rai once looked up to him as a father figure.
  • The Gadfly: It comes with being The Tease, though he generally seems to have fun in riling up others.
  • Hates Being Touched: He flinches or backs away whenever Konoe tries to touch his right arm.
  • Hearing Voices: Due to his curse, he suffers from this at a regular basis.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: While the other main characters are also guilty of this, Bardo takes the cake.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite his attitude, he's actually quite the bookworm, with most books focusing on magic and demons because he's finding a way to undo the curse on his arm.
    • He doesn't seem to be that bothered by Rai's hatred of him, but he actually feels guilty for driving Rai away, and genuinely wishes to repair their relationship.
  • Hypocrite: He gets accused of being either a hypocrite, a fake, or a liar several times by many characters (Rai, Asato, Firi, Verg, and Leaks), and even he's both aware and in denial of this fact.
  • Impaled Palm: In his good ending, Bardo stabs his right hand when his curse goes berserk and threatens to consume him again.
  • Innocently Insensitive: If Bardo's route is followed, Asato subtly expresses his hurt towards the fact that Konoe is in love with someone else. Since he was within earshot, Bardo jokingly asks Asato if he's jealous, before telling him (again, jokingly) to give up since Konoe's already taken. Even Konoe thinks that Bardo is taking it too far, especially when he sees Asato turn furious.
  • It's All My Fault: Up until the present, he blames himself for not being able to save Rai's parents, and is so hung up over the guilt that he unintentionally ended up neglecting Rai.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Although he hasn't slept around much in recent years. It's actually a point of concern for Konoe, although Bardo assures him that Konoe is the only one for him after falling in love with him.
  • Last Guy Wins: If he's the love interest.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Unless you play his route, Konoe never completely informs him about his ordeal with Leaks and the devils.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Played with, and ultimately Played for Laughs. In his good ending, Konoe stumbles upon a letter, and upon reading it, thought that Bardo has an illegitimate child. Bardo tells him it's not what he thinks and clears it up for him.
  • Not So Different: With Rai. They have an estranged relationship and see themselves as completely different from the other, and view each other as dangerous and not to be trusted, though that is exactly why they have a lot more in common than they like to believe.
  • Parental Neglect: Although he was Rai's father figure, and took him in after the death of Rai's parents, he was focused more on avenging his friends' deaths than properly caring for Rai. In his route, he shows that he deeply regrets it.
  • Parental Substitute: To Rai. At the very least, he used to be.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Happens in his route. While not word-for-word, Bardo's asking of Konoe to not go and fight Leaks screams this trope, though he does it out of fear of Konoe dying.
  • Really Gets Around: At least he used to. According to Bardo, he "messed around" a lot when he was younger.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He definitely has a lot of patience to allow four devils to stay at his inn, even extending the same courtesy to Konoe after Konoe explains his predicament to him.
  • Retired Badass: He may a simple innkeeper now, but he was formerly a swordsman, and was Rai's teacher no less.
  • Safe, Sane, and Consensual:
  • Stepford Smiler: Beneath his lackadaisical and casual behavior lies a huge amount of regret, self-doubt and hatred, and Survivor's Guilt.
  • Supreme Chef: Even some of the devils admit to liking his food.
  • The Tease: In his route, Bardo has fun in flirting with Konoe every step of the way, which irritates Konoe to no end.
  • Terrible Artist: He's not exactly reliable when it comes to drawing maps.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He suffers from this, rather than actively following this rule, making him a reluctant Technical Pacifist. He can injure and beat up his enemies, but when it comes to killing them, he always backs out at the last second, and is ultimately unable to do it.
  • Try Not to Die: In his route, he says this to Konoe the night before they fight Leaks, telling him that he'll never forgive him otherwise.
  • We All Die Someday: Given his nihilistic viewpoint, he believes in this; even telling Konoe that it's useless to fight back since one way or another, death is inevitable.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He lets Konoe have it twice: for intentionally peeking into his past, though he stops himself halfway; and for trying to enter the Void Forest without knowing the way while acting childish and stubborn just because he doesn't want him around, even nearly hitting Konoe for it.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: In his route, he fights one of Konoe's pursuers with nothing but firewood, and completely has the upper hand all throughout.
  • The Worf Effect: He's an extremely formidable fighter, but the curse on his right arm is constantly causing him agony, which hampers his ability to fight at full strength. Even Rai bluntly points out that it got to the point where he can no longer properly wield a sword.

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Supporting Characters

     The Poet 
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Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara

A mysterious presence who Konoe occasionally encounters. As per his title, he's often seen playing his instrument and singing ballads, and Konoe feels a sense of familiarity with him, despite knowing little about him.


  • The Ace: During his time, he was a very powerful Sanga, and was all the more famous because of it, and the fact that he was not of the Kurui bloodline note .
  • The Atoner
  • Big Damn Heroes: He always appears whenever Konoe is lost or in distress, either giving him guidance or driving away his enemies. He even appears near the ending of the game to give Konoe a song powerful enough to defeat Leaks.
  • Dead All Along: While he's seen often in the game, he's eventually revealed to be a ghost lingering about.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: While he's established as male early in the game, his face looks gentle and feminine.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The reason he's no longer alive. Among all the candidates who could become the Chief Sanga, he was the obvious favorite, so another candidate vying for the same position assassinated him. And beforehand, the same candidate is the reason why Leaks' hideout got discovered, since even though Shui told him to not say anything (promising to rescind his candidacy in return), he still told the entire town out of spite.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for Leaks' actions, even though the circumstances leading to Leaks' descent into villainy were beyond his control.
  • Leitmotif: "The Singing Cat".
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Long-Lost Relative: He is Konoe's father, and has been dead for years, roaming Sisa as a spirit.
  • Nice Guy: Is it any wonder that even someone as anti-social as Leaks opened up to him?
  • Non-Action Guy: While this isn't default for all Sangas, he doesn't seem to be much of a fighter. In the past, he nearly got killed by various monsters several times, to the point that Leaks decided to create a safe path in the forest for him.
    • When he appears to Konoe near the ending, he doesn't personally help by fighting Leaks, but by giving Konoe a song that could make his Touga strong enough to land a fatal blow.
  • Only Friend: To Leaks. In fact, this aspect of their relationship plays a huge role in Leaks' eventual Face–Heel Turn.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He never reveals his name to Konoe, and Konoe only refers to him as "The Poet". It's eventually revealed to be Shui.
  • Papa Wolf: Not even death can stop him from watching over Konoe and helping him when he needs it.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: He's the only other cat aside from Tokino with red hair, and while he may not be a main character, he has a greater impact over the game's plot than you'd first expect.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His ring, which currently belongs to Konoe, was given to him by Leaks as a token of appreciation for dedicating a song to him. It also turns out to be a Chekhov's Gun in the finale.
  • The Voiceless: For almost the entirety of the game, no matter whose route you take, you never hear him speak until the final battle with Leaks.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's very enigmatic, and anything about him gives away a large portion of the plot.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Leaks.

     Tokino 
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A peddler from Ransen who occasionally visits Konoe, and is the only cat Konoe is on friendly terms with.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets a bit more attention in the drama CDs, particularly in Love Love Lamento Gakuen.
  • Action Survivor: In Bardo's route, it's stated that he was able to escape from the horde of the undead Ribika during the eclipse. While his fate isn't exactly addressed in the other routes, it's safe to say that he still survived.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Downplayed; when Konoe and Rai were running away from Ul and Kil, Tokino saved them by showing them another way.
  • Expy: He looks a whole lot like Otoya Ittoki from Uta No Prince Sama. Then again, both characters are drawn by the same artist, so it may not actually be much of a surprise.
  • Hidden Depths: He's quite proficient in creating flower wreaths.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's arguably the kindest character in the entire game, and he has bright blue eyes.
  • Nice Guy: He's nothing but kind and friendly to Konoe, which is why he's one of the few cats Konoe is constantly at ease with.
  • Only Friend: To Konoe.

     Kagari 
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Voiced by: Eriko Kawasaki


  • Action Girl: Notably the only one featured in the visual novel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Twice in Asato's route. She saves Konoe when he was attacked by one of Leaks' minions, and arrives again when Asato and Konoe were nearly overwhelmed by the undead Ribika.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dark skin is a common trait among Kiran cats after all.
  • Does Not Like Men: Due to her Rape as Backstory, until she met Asato.
  • Fragile Speedster: Asato surpasses her in power, but she surpasses him in speed.
  • Gray Eyes: Which matches the Cold Sniper-like personality she shows when she's sent to assassinate Asato, though she's revealed to be far from one.
  • Hitman with a Heart: While it seems like she doesn't care for Asato when she tries to kill him, it turns out that her reasons behind her actions are far more sympathetic: she wants to kill Asato because she knows that the other Kiran cats will not stop until he's dead, and if someone has to kill him, she would rather do it herself.
  • Leitmotif: "Wild Dance".
  • Parental Substitute: She practically raised Asato when he was still living in Kira.
  • Rape as Backstory: Due to the extinction of female Ribika, Kagari was subjected to this by Kiran males during mating season. Situational Sexuality wasn't prevalent at that time.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Almost literally. Due to his mixed blood, Asato had a demonic appearance when he was born, and everyone but Kagari and Kaya wanted the child dead.

     Mana 
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  • Baby Factory: She outright defies this trope by resorting to prostitution, being well-aware of the fact that female Ribikas are rare and with the Sickness affecting the population, others would want to copulate to prevent extinction.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair color is a mix of ginger and dirty blonde, and she's rather catty, no pun intended
  • The Gadfly: As seen when she teases Rai after realizing that both Konoe and Rai are in heat and are mutually compatible.
  • Happiness in Slavery/Unproblematic Prostitution: Mana highly prefers being a whore than fending for herself in the streets.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her eyes have a light turquoise color, and while not cold or aloof, she isn't warm and welcoming either.
  • Platonic Prostitution: More or less. When Konoe smelled perfume on Rai, he initially thought Rai was fooling around. But as it turns out, Rai only visited Mana to get information out of her regarding a demon, and the scent was due to her throwing a bottle at Rai in a fit when he made it clear he didn't see her to be serviced.
  • Scars Are Forever: There's a visible cut on her right cheek.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: When she was younger, she was offered as one to a demon residing near her village, though she narrowly escaped that fate.
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Devils

     Froud 
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Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma

The Devil of Joy.


  • Abusive Parents: During his mortal life, he was molested multiple times by his mentally-deranged father to the point that he grew up with a warped sense of what joy is, and eventually developed a twisted urge to kill.
  • Animal Motifs: He often gets compared to an insect, and is even called one sometimes by Verg. Makes sense, as his horns resemble antennae, his sigil looks like a winged bug, and even when taking the form of a dragon, he looks a lot more like a large spider.
  • Blood Knight: Even more so than Rai.
  • Blow You Away: He has the ability to control the wind.
  • Bondage Is Bad: His entire get-up is similar to a full-body latex outfit (which is commonly associated with BDSM), which compliments his sadomasochistic nature.
  • Catchphrase: He has a habit of saying "Oya, oya," when he talks, which translates to "Oh my, oh my."
  • Combat Sadomasochist: As a depraved Blood Knight, he loves the pain of both killing and being killed.
  • Driven to Suicide: How he meets his end as a human.
  • Eye Scream: His eyelids are sewn shut.
  • Faux Affably Evil: At first glance, he seems to be the most friendly and approachable of the four, but this persona masks an extremely unstable and sadistic side lying within.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: He is dressed in black, skin-tight attire.
  • Giggling Villain: Downplayed, but he does love himself a good giggle every now and then.
  • Graceful Loser: He isn't that bothered when Konoe manages to resist his manipulations, simply musing that Konoe is stronger than he had thought.
  • Green and Mean: He has green all over him, and while polite in speech, he's definitely not someone who can be trusted.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: It may have caused him to harbor a fierce bloodlust and become a sadistic Serial Killer, but it's not like his father didn't deserve to be killed.
  • Manchild: While he's intelligent and rational, some of his physical and verbal mannerisms are akin to that of a child.
  • One-Winged Angel: He can transform into a large spider-like dragon.
  • Parental Incest: His human father abused and raped him for as long as he can remember.
  • Pet the Dog: In his own strange and twisted way, he wanted Rai to overcome his hatred and let go of his revenge, since in Rai's second bad ending, Froud expresses disappointment that Rai chose to stay stuck in his past.
  • Rape as Backstory: Because he was almost the spitting image of his mother, his father often sexually abused him.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: His bad ending involves him violating Konoe while forcing a restrained Rai to watch, with the purpose of driving Konoe and Rai to both despair and insanity, respectively.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: He tries to invoke this in Rai in the latter's route as Rai becomes more and more consumed by his bloodlust.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He killed his father after having enough of his abuse.
  • Serial Killer: He murdered seventy-seven people, and probably more, when he was a human.
  • Shonen Hair: His hair is really spiky.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He almost never raises his voice, even if he's killing someone or doing any other atrocious act, all the while taking delight in the death and harm he's causing.
  • Troll: He picks on Verg every now and then just for the fun of it.

     Verg 
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Voiced by: Hikaru Hanada

The Devil of Pleasure.


  • Abusive Parents: He suffered from this when he was a human, and that was preceded by Parental Abandonment.
  • An Axe to Grind: He wields a huge axe during battle, and this is notable since almost everyone else in the game uses a sword.
  • Animal Motifs: His form has been compared to a goat a few times, and goats are often interpreted as satanic symbols.
  • Badass Baritone: Verg has a deep and gravelly voice. Sometimes it overlaps with Guttural Growler whenever he gets furious or sadistic.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While not really deadpan, he sure snarks a lot.
  • Depraved Bisexual: When he was still a human, he had several sexual encounters with both men and women.
  • Driven to Suicide: Hinted at in his backstory.
  • Dumb Muscle: Averted. Despite his brash personality and looking like a barbarian, he's smarter than he lets on, and can be calculative and sneaky as well.
  • Fantastic Racism: He doesn't like the Ribika and sees them as inferior, regarding them with disgust and disdain.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: He wears a black feather boa around his neck, and this is combined with...
  • Fur Is Clothing: His pants have a lot of fur on them.
  • The Gadfly: Towards Kaltz, at least. He knows that he's Kaltz's Berserk Button, and takes great delight in pushing it every now and then.
  • Graceful Loser:
    • Even though he was the most enthusiastic about eating Konoe's soul, he balks out of it upon finding out that Konoe is Leaks' vessel, and doesn't seem that particularly upset about the fact that he doesn't get to eat him.
    • In Bardo's route, he realizes that Bardo's curse has weakened thanks to Konoe's influence, but only remarks that it's a shame since the curse was about to fully mature and makes no other fuss about it.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In a way. He's not the Big Bad, and he's never directly confronted at any point in the story, but he still played a significant role in many of the characters' backstories, particularly Bardo, Kaltz (and Asato by proxy).
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Not so much like the usual examples, but he still easily gets aggravated.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: It's a given that he despises the Ribika, but he also hates the Two Canes and almost everyone else.
  • The Hedonist: He was this to the extreme when he was still a human. There's a reason he's the Devil of Pleasure.
  • It Amused Me: Hinted to be the reason why he spilled the beans about Kaltz and Kaya's affair to both the Kira and Meigi clans.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He isn't exactly wrong when he tells Bardo that his motives for making a contract with him are ultimately self-serving.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He may have a short temper, but he's very cunning and deceptive, particularly in Bardo's route.
  • Mismatched Eyes: His right eye is green, while his left eye is gray.
  • The Nicknamer: He calls Konoe "pipsqueak" and Bardo "tiger".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In Bardo's route, besides knowing about the true nature behind the curse on Bardo's hand, it's subtly hinted at that he has always known about Rai's bloodlust, and the fact that Froud has had his sights set on Rai from the beginning.
  • Offing the Offspring: This was attempted on him by his foster father. Verg killed him before he got the chance.
  • Psycho Electro: He's not what you would call mentally unstable, but he's definitely dangerous.
  • Shock and Awe: He can generate lightning.
  • Sinister Scythe: His sigil involves one.
  • The Social Darwinist: The drama CD reveals that he holds a survival-of-the-fittest mindset. If one doesn't act fast enough, then they're immediately done for, and the one who stands above everyone else is the winner.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Despite his temperamental personality, he can be this whenever he's taking his time tormenting someone, either with words or with physical force.

     Kaltz 
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Voiced by: Toru Okawa

The Devil of Grief.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Though he was a cat of the Meigi clan, he didn't participate in any of the demon-worshiping rituals and preferred to be on his own.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Only in terms of age; Kaltz is the youngest among the four devils, since the other three were formerly humans, while he used to be a Ribika.
  • Berserk Button: Verg is the only one who can make him lose his cool, pun intended.
  • Bishōnen: Now we know where Asato got his good looks from.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Played with. Asato grew up never knowing his father and believes he abandoned them, thus he hates him for it. Though as far as Kaltz knew, when Kaya fell off the cliff, she died and so did their child. It was only due to Asato's involvement with Konoe that he even found out that his son is still alive, and it's obvious that he cares for Asato and regrets not being there for him.
  • Death Seeker: Implied in Asato's route. When Asato attacks him after finding out that they're father and son, he doesn't fight back, and also doesn't attack Asato even after the latter turned into a monster. It may be because he couldn't bring himself to harm his own son, but it may also be out of guilt and he believes dying is the only way to atone.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crossed this after he and Kaya were killed when their relationship was discovered, causing him to become the Devil of Grief.
  • The Eeyore: He's not spending every second being self-deprecating, but his default mood is a quiet and melancholy one.
  • Hates Being Touched: By Verg specifically, since he doesn't react at all when someone else touches him.
  • An Ice Person: He can manipulate ice. His sigil even resembles a snowflake.
  • Noble Demon: Even more so than Razel. He harbors none of the Fantastic Racism the others harbor towards the Ribika, and is the only one who doesn't seem to enjoy consuming souls, only doing so because he has to and not because he wants to. It's worth noting that he's the only devil who doesn't have his own bad ending.
  • Not So Stoic: Again, only when Verg is involved, as Kaltz gets angered enough to break out of his normally bleak demeanor and come close to literally icing Verg a few times.
  • Papa Wolf: He may have never been in Asato's life as a father, but he loves him all the same and will protect him from any harm.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite being one of the devils summoned by Leaks, who intended to have Konoe out of the way, he doesn't find any pleasure in the act and asks the other three to get it over with quickly. When it's his turn to test Konoe, he apologizes for the pain he inflicted on him.
    • He is sympathetic and understanding towards Konoe's complete disbelief towards them when they appear before him after they were thought to be killed, pointing out that his experiences justify his reaction.
    • When Rai burned his tongue from drinking steamed soup, Kaltz immediately offered to cool down the burn.
  • Reluctant Monster: In a conversation between him and Konoe, Konoe observes that Kaltz doesn't seem to like the fact that he's a devil and only does his job as one because he has no other choice. His backstory proves that this is actually the case.
  • The Resenter: As stated above, he's not fond of Verg in the slightest. The drama CD reveals that this isn't because of simple annoyance, but because Verg implicitly informed the Kira and Meigi clans about his relationship with Kaya, and even led them right to Kaya when she was being pursued.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: He and Kaya were this, since he was a Meigi cat while Kaya was a Kiran cat.
  • The Stoic: He shows nothing but a calm, if sorrowful, expression almost all the time. Befitting for the Devil of Grief.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes
  • Token Good Teammate: He's one among the devils.
  • Tragic Keepsake: While not explicitly revealed, it's heavily implied that he also possesses the same memento as Asato's: a flower belonging to Kaya.
  • Villainous Rescue: He saves Asato from getting killed by Kagari, and helps ease Asato's fever afterwards. Though this trope is subverted, since despite being a devil, he's anything but a villain.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He got heavily wounded near the end of Asato's route, but it's not ultimately confirmed whether he's alive or dead. When Konoe and Asato search for him, they find no signs whatsoever. The drama CD reveals that he survived.

     Razel 
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Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

The Devil of Wrath.


  • Affably Evil: He may be a devil who intends to devour Konoe, yet he's always cordial towards the Ribika, acts as the voice of reason among his fellow devils, and answers properly when he's asked.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep, throaty bass voice.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When Razel was still a human, he was a heroic, selfless, and kind warrior who was loved by everyone in his village. But then he was accused of a crime he didn't commit, and he knew the reason behind the false accusations, where his anger over this was exceedingly strong that it was the catalyst of his transformation into the Devil of Wrath.
  • Burn the Witch!: He transformed into a demon while this was happening to him.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Maybe he wouldn't have turned if they just left his mother out of his punishment.
  • Evil Redhead: Played with. He's a devil, although like Kaltz, he's not as malicious as Froud or Verg and maintains a mostly neutral stance in the plot's main conflict.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Hinted at, since when Konoe asks him about what the Two Canes were like, Razel vaguely implies that they're not as great as the Ribika imagine them to be. And given his past as one of them, it's not hard to see why he believes this.
  • Ironic Name: He's the Devil of Wrath, yet he's the most level-headed among the four devils. Even the other three note that they never sense any form of anger from him.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the tallest and the oldest among the four, and the only one that the other three will unanimously listen to.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Unlike the other three, Razel is the only one who doesn't remember his past life. Froud hypothesizes that it may be because the anger he felt while he transformed was too strong for his soul to handle, which led to his memories being sealed to compensate.
  • Mundane Utility: He can use his flames to illuminate dark places.
  • Noble Demon: To an extent. While he intends to devour Konoe after they defeat Leaks, he's the only other devil aside from Kaltz who doesn't act behind the scenes to toy with the main cast for any evil purpose. That, and his bad ending only happens if you make the wrong choice in the common route (which is allowing Konoe to be consumed by his anger); since the point of the test was to see if Konoe was strong enough to resist temptation.
  • Playing with Fire: He can manipulate fire.
  • Rage Breaking Point/Then Let Me Be Evil: He was slandered by the village chief's daughter as revenge for not reciprocating her feelings, then framed by the village chief and sentenced to burn at the stake as punishment, leading him to lash out at his village, forsake his humanity, and transform into the Devil of Wrath.

Antagonists

     Leaks 
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A powerful and mysterious magician who is responsible for Konoe's curse, and all of the chaos unfolding in Sisa. His motives and history are unknown, and he conceals his face with a mask. He is the main villain of the game.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: Possibly, if you interpret his feelings for Shui to be romantic. While Shui deeply cherishes both him and their relationship, it is not meant to be due to Shui already being married to Konoe's mother.
  • Animal Motifs: Similar to Asato, Leaks is also based on a black cat, which — besides bad luck — is also associated with omens of sickness, witchcraft, and evil, all of which perfectly fit Leaks' character and impact on the plot.
  • Badass Bookworm: He spent almost all his years researching magic, owned a lot of books about them, and is a sorcerer of great power.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason behind his eventual attachment to Shui is because of the latter's unconditional and selfless kindness towards him, even if he isn't receptive or appreciative of it at first.
  • Big Bad: Of the visual novel.
  • Black Cloak: He wears one, possibly to make it extra clear to the audience of his status as the Big Bad.
  • Black Mage: He's an extremely powerful sorcerer who feeds on the darkness.
  • Constantly Curious: He wanted to know how the world exists as it is, its origins, how the Ribika came to be, and the truth behind the Two Canes, which lead to him studying magic in hopes of getting answers.
  • Dark Is Evil: He is clad in nothing but black, and is also the Big Bad of the story.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Let's see... a Dark Magic Knight? Check. Connected All Along to the main character? Check. The Fallen Hero who turned into evil during his days with The Mentor of the main character (Shui)?. Check. A Tragic Villain who had to become evil? Check.
  • Defrosting Ice King: When he first met Shui after saving the latter's life, he was initially cold towards him, but he eventually warmed up to Shui to the point that he also saw him as a friend, even though he doesn't outright admit it. But then things come crashing down...
  • Devour the Dragon: In the final battle, and this occurs regardless of the route taken, Leaks siphons Firi's life to amplify his magic.
  • The Dreaded: He's called the "magician of darkness". It's even the name of his Leitmotif.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: His last thoughts before he is struck down in the finale. While he does not outright say he is in love with Shui, it's still heavily implied and there are hints that it's directed towards Shui.
  • Evil Laugh: He does a really scary one.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a recluse magician to the evil sorcerer everyone feared him to be.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite relying mainly on his magic, he also seems to be capable in hand-to-hand combat, since when he temporarily possesses Konoe, he easily overpowered a cat who previously gave Konoe a hard time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the past. While he was far from friendly and would rather live alone and continue his research on magic, he still chose to save Shui from a monster when he could have just looked the other way, and magically created a safe path for Shui to pass by every time he would visit.
  • Leitmotif: "The Magician of Darkness".
  • Love Is a Weakness: Leaks strongly believes in this, and thinks of any other positive emotion as such. This is why he sealed all his emotions in Konoe.
  • Magic Music: His magic allows him to create songs akin to that of a Sanga's, albeit with far more sinister effects.
  • Men Can't Keep House: A mild example. During his life in solitude, he doesn't arrange his things and just leaves them lying about, even admitting that he isn't the type who cleans up his stuff.
  • Necromancer: His song can reanimate the bodies of deceased Ribika, or even transform those who are still living into the living dead.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: At first. In the past, he was a magician who lived in solitude, and didn't like the other cats only because they all immediately hate him for no good reason, although he never did anything to harm them. But then his location was discovered, and he thought that his only friend sold him out, leading him to harbor a burning hatred towards all other cats, and now seeks to destroy them in revenge.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery
  • Rapunzel Hair: If you look closely, an extremely long braid is wrapped around his neck like a scarf. And yes, it's part of his hair and not a fashion accessory.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He is furious with Shui for his "betrayal", to the point that he specifically chose Shui's son to be the vessel of all his emotions, which would consequently shorten the child's lifespan, and even proceeds to torment said child when he grew into a young adult.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Almost everyone but Shui thought he was a sorcerer with sinister intentions. Soon enough, after being persecuted by them he decided to become just that, and now aims to eliminate all life in Sisa.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: His reaction when he thought Shui betrayed him.
  • Tragic Villain: He has done many horrible things and wants to destroy the world, but once you learn of his past, it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
  • Tsundere: He's a more grounded example of this; while he always acts like he couldn't care less whether Shui was there with him or not, deep down Leaks sincerely treasured all the things Shui did for him and the time they spent together. This is what makes their fallout even more heartbreaking.
  • Walking Spoiler: While he's encountered early on in the common route, is known in legends as a malevolent being, and clearly establishes himself as the Big Bad, everything else about him is full of nothing but spoilers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Shui.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The platonic kind (probably). Since he lived on his own for as long as he can remember, he never knew what it felt like to care for someone else. Thus when Shui befriended him, he learned many things that bloomed from said friendship for the first time; like the desire to make someone else happy, the feeling of loneliness, and the pain of betrayal.

     Firi 
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Voiced by: Makoto Naruse


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Even Konoe feels sorry for him when Leaks uses up his life to strengthen his magic.
  • The Dragon: To Leaks. Kind of fitting, given that he is a reptilian creature.
  • Evil Albino: Both his hair and skin are almost deathly pale, and he is Leaks' second-in-command.
  • Knife Nut: He has a dagger as his weapon.
  • Lizard Folk: He's the only character in the visual novel who is neither a cat nor a devil, and the appearance of his tail indicates that he is part lesser demon.
  • Monster Clown: Both Konoe and Rai refer to him as such. Besides his attire, his leitmotif even sounds like something from a creepy circus. Even some of the earlier designs for his attire showed him wearing a jester outfit.
  • Mook Maker: One of his abilities as a Sanga.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has this reaction when Leaks orders him to sing in the finale, since he knows that it will kill him.
  • Pet the Dog: Played with at one point. When he appears before Konoe — who was heading back to Karou at the time — he tells him that he shouldn't, before shrugging and saying that it doesn't matter either way.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Smug Snake: Almost literally. Aside from being a humanoid reptile, he is condescending and has a lot of fun in mocking Konoe, yet he immediately gets frustrated when things go awry, and easily gets angry when he's provoked.

     Kil and Ul 
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Kil (left), Ul (right)
Kil voiced by: Makoto Yasumura
Ul voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura


  • Always Identical Twins: One of the few things that sets them apart (aside from the placement of their bangs and who among them is the Sanga and the Touga), is their hair color.
  • Body Horror: After Ul is seemingly killed by either Rai or Asato, it's later revealed in the former's route that Kil grafted Ul's head into his own body to keep him alive.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Ul is a Sanga who creates his Magic Music by cutting his own flesh.
  • Creepy Twins: They establish themselves as this upon their introduction, but take it up a notch in the final battle. Let's say that the two are so close that they don't mind sharing bodies.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Kil becomes greatly grief-stricken when Asato/Rai fatally wounds Ul. Even Konoe, who felt no emotion from them during their first battle, is nearly overwhelmed by Kil's sorrow.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Their bangs cover one of their eyes (left for Ul, right for Kil).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: More pink than actually red, but it still counts.
  • Single-Minded Twins: To an extent. They do not speak in unison, but when one of them talks, the other will almost always repeat what they said, with the words slightly rephrased.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Kil is the Sword (Touga), while Ul is the Sorcerer (Sanga).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite the tropes listed above, you never really know what becomes of them in Asato and Bardo's routes, since they only make their appearance again in Rai's route. And even then, it's not shown what happens to them afterwards, though they most likely perished when Leaks' plans were foiled.

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