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    Ese Len
The protagonist of the story, Len is an seemingly Ordinary High-School Student who is suddenly thrust in the middle of the war between the Ayakashi and the Kunai Organization.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: After seemingly getting killed by Mitsurugi, Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto gifts Len her powers to Len and she is able to quickly overpower Mitsurugi in their fight since Len is capable of not only seeing into the future, but predicting fate itself.
  • A-Cup Angst: One of the main running gags in the game, Len frequently comments how jealous she is of both Shino's and Uzume's breasts. This situation is only made worse after she realizes that unlocking the Divine Sword's power has staunched her breast growth for decades.
  • Action Girl: She's forced to become one as the story progresses.
  • Animal Motifs: Shino and Ruka call her an orange cat.
  • Anti-Hero: Len doesn't care about any great cause or saving the planet and is only concerned with protecting her friends and loved ones, even if it means certain doom for most of humanity.
  • Armored Closet Gay: While she isn't homophobic, Len has some serious trouble admitting that she's attracted to Uzume, even after frequently admiring her body and outright having sex with her.
  • Artificial Human: Len is actually a homunculus who has designed to act as Yorishiro, a vessel to house Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, the god of moon, and she was created by splicing DNA from humans, ayakashi and gods.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: The personality shift caused by her sword makes Len more analytical and she can quickly read the combat style and tactics used by her enemies in this mode.
  • Blood Knight: Like with other Divine Swords, Len's sword powers are tied to specific emotions and in her case that emotion is the enjoyment she feels during battle. Likely thanks to the personality shifts caused by the sword, Len begins to enjoy fighting over time and after her second battle against Tsuchigumo, Len admits to Shino that she is scared of how much she has come to love fighting.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's frequently teased, beat up, slapped or just ends up vomiting from all the stress.
  • Character Development: While she's initially motivated by monetary gain and wish to return to normal life, Len eventually decides to fight in order to protect Uzume and rest of the village.
  • Character Outlives Actor: Len's seiyuu, Mochi Yomogi, died before the voice work for the second part was done and she was instead replaced by Anzu Hana. Ending of the english translation of the first part and both versions of the second part contain a memorial dedicated to her at the end.
  • Confusion Fu: While it's unclear if its one of her inherent or her swords abilities, Len has an aura that makes her moves almost impossible to predict for her enemies.
  • Cosmic Motifs: She has a moon motif due to her hair-clip and her name's similarities to the goddess Selene, especially after it's revealed she's meant to be the vessel of the moon goddess Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Len's plans frequently rely on her doing the completely unexpected
  • Cuteness Proximity: It takes her a while to actually ask question Haku instead of petting her and fawning over how cute she is.
  • The Determinator: Len will stop at nothing to protect Uzume, be it going through a ten day Training from Hell where she gets to be practically a punching bag for her enemies, running several kilometers with her leg mangled or letting most of humanity die in her stead.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite being quite airheaded in regular conversation and Book Dumb to boot, Len proves to be a very capable planner and a master combatant who can learn techniques in weeks that would take years for other people and has no trouble reading ancient Japanese.
  • Girly Bruiser: While she used to be a Tomboy in her youth, current Len is very much a Girly Girl and proud of it too and it doesn't stop her from becoming a very capable warrior in a matter of few weeks. Len even brings this up during her last battle against Mitsurugi
    Manicures are both an accessory and a weapon for us ladies. You wouldn't know about that though, would you? I never could smell any perfume on you.
  • Healing Factor: While all Divine Sword wielders have healing abilities, Len's healing is much more effective than the other wielders and she is capable of healing from even the worst injuries within three hours. Uzume later theorizes that this is because healing is actually another one of Len's inherent abilities.
  • Idiot Hair: The large ahoge sticking out from her head is a dead giveaway about her naïvety and airheadedness.
  • Immune to Fate: Sort of. Other Divine Sword wielders can't predict her actions and she's immune to the Organization's fate manipulation, but Len views it less as immunity to fate and more of someone else giving her a superseding fate.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her Divine Sword is a mediocre sized shield worn on the wrist that has a folding blade inside.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is an anagram for Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon while Ese is the Japanese word for fake. The meaning of this name is already discussed in Part 1 and it's an early hint to Len's artificial origins and her intended purpose as the vessel of Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Len considers taking advantage of Uzume's feelings to sleep with her while still rejecting her love to be the worst thing she's ever done even as she's doing it. She ends up running away in shame and spending the next several days in a guilt-ridden funk.
  • Oblivious to Love: Len is completely blind to Uzume's crush on her, though this is mostly because she can't even imagine two girls being in love with each other and once she finds out about Ruka's and Sarume's relationship, she quickly notices Uzume's feelings towards her.
  • Only in It for the Money: Initially Len is motivated to join the Kunai Organization through monetary gain, which she is quite embarrassed to admit to anyone, though it doesn't take long until Tsuchimikado tells the whole village about it.
  • Seen It All: By part 2, Len's understanding of reality has been crushed so many times in rapid succession, that she's barely phased by the new shocking twists she learns about. This is best showcased when Ruka reveals to her that she was actually working for Tsuchimikado all along. While Len is certainly surprised, she's gone through so many similar surprises recently that she simply doesen't even bother to be shocked about it.
  • Sensor Character: One of her inherent abilities is the capability to detect the presence of other beings, though it has its limits as she isn't able to sense Tsuchigumo or Inari.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The english translation slightly changed her name in that the R sound in her first name has been switched to L. This was likely done for plot related reasons, see Meaningful Name above.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: It's pointed out early on that her name basically means "fake Len" and can be rearranged to Selene, the Greek moon goddess. Len's actually an Artificial Human raised by a fake family to be the vessel for the moon goddess Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto.
  • Stress Vomit: Len has quite a bit of problems with holding her stomach during stressful situations and is seen vomiting several times throughout the story.
  • Surprise Incest: Implied; it turns out that part of her blood has been partly spliced from gods DNA and its stated that she was designed to be a vessel for Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, the sisternote  of Amaterasu-ookami who founded the Sarume clan. While none of the characters bring it up, the chances are Len is genetically related to Uzume.
  • Tomboy: She used to be one in her childhood, so much so that Uzume actually mistook her for a boy.
  • Training from Hell: She trained with the foxes to awaken her Divine Sword. It wasn't just the horribly brutal and bone-breaking combat that was hellish, but how emotionally draining and dehumanizing the constant fighting and primitive living conditions were.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Where do even start? First she has to abandon all her friends and family to go to war, then she learns that her parents have disappeared while she was gone, then she learns that her lover is almost certainly going to be sacrificed by the Kunai Organization, then she learns that she isn't even a human at all and finally she finds out that everything she has been fighting for has been for nothing and she couldn't do anything to stop the inevitable fate.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: For the majority of Part 1 she believes that the conflict between Ayakashi and Kunai organization could be solved peacefully since she doesn't yet know that Ayakashi aren't willing to negotiate at all and Kunai Organization is most certainly going to sacrifice Uzume to win the war.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: She unlocks the ability to manipulate fate at the end of part 2, though Len thinks it's actually another force guiding her.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Len outright admits that she has no intention to continue her life if Uzume ends up completing her ritual.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A with striped socks.

    Sarume Shinonome
Len's childhood friend and member of the Kunai Organization who has been trained to become a Divine Sword wielder since her childhood. Loves teasing Len.
  • Beneath the Mask: Shino talks big and often has a smug attitude, but she's actually easily scared and likes to be spoiled.
  • The Berserker: Her Divine Sword's power is tied to the feeling of anger during battle that is further enforced by the personality shifts that the sword's power causes.
  • Boisterous Weakling: According to Len, Shino used to be the type of person as a kid who'd go start trouble and then run behind her for cover if things got bad. Last chapter of part 2 implies that this might still be the case.
  • Can't Catch Up: By the end of Part 2, she has reached her maximum potential with the Divine Sword and it's clear that she's the weakest of the bunch due to her tainted bloodline, hence Len does most of the fighting from that point onward.
  • Cowardly Lion: Shino finds fighting the ayakashi terrifying and can barely keep from shaking at the thought, but she still dives in for the sake of her friends and family.
  • The Determinator: Just like Len, she will do anything to protect Uzume from going through with her ritual.
  • Deuteragonist: The second of the titular Two Princess Knights of Kyoto. While the plot doesn't revolve around her quite as much around her as it does around Len, she receives the second most attention of the main characters.
  • Dual Wielding: How she likes to use her Divine Sword. While it would would be optimally used in its spear form, she finds the dual swords fitting with her technique much better.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her Divine Sword is a two headed spear, which can be broken into two to act as a pair of swords.
  • Irony: While Shino has dedicated her life to protecting Ruka, she's actually much weaker than her.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded by Len who wonders if Shino goes everywhere in her Miko outfit. Shino's answer is that the attire is simple and all she really needs for her daily activities.
  • The Matchmaker: She tries to get Len to spend as much time as possible with Uzume right from the get go.
  • Miko: Of the Magical Girl fighting against Youkai variety.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Ruka's girly girl.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While she loves to tease and annoy her all the time, its clear that Shino loves Len as a friend and in Part 1, she is usually the one who helps Len recover from her most recent traumatic event.

    Sarume Uzume
Shinonome's older sister who has lived her entire life sheltered inside the sanctuary in the village. Uzume is latest in the line of similarly named Sarume family members who posses the power to drive the Ayakashi back to the Underworld and the key advantage that Kunai Organization has against them. She's blindly in love with Len and isn't afraid to show it off either.
  • Animal Motifs: She's frequently compared to a puppy due to her high attachment on Len and how she acts whenever Len either comes to visit or leaves The Sanctuary.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one on the corner of her left eye that symbolizes her tragic past.
  • Beneath the Mask: She intentionally tries to keep her devious streak hidden from Len, but Uzume can be quite manipuliatve when she tries. She's also very, very scared of her impending doom despite her talk of duty.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Whatever Mitsurugi did to her in part 2 stole her sealing powers.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets pouty whenever Len so much as thinks of another girl until Uzume can even it out.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as one for all the girls whenever Len isn't around.
  • Happily Failed Suicide: She's ultimately glad that her ritual was interrupted by Mitsurugi in time since she'll be able to spend the rest of her life with Len.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Uzume is quick to scold Shino for her blasphemy after she speaks of the gods in a disrespectful tone, even though Uzume's own worshiping of Len would most certainly count as such behavior.
  • I Don't Want to Die: When the time for her sacrifice comes she breaks down that she wants to spend more time with Len, but she's still willing to go through with it.
  • Kimono Fanservice: She has a visible Cleavage Window on her Kimono and she doesn't wear any bra either.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Poor Len has to frequently deal with breathing issues, thanks to Uzume's massive rack and her tendency to hug Len as hard as she can. This doesn't exactly help with Len's own self-esteem issues over her breasts either.
  • Legacy of the Chosen: The title and powers of Uzume has been passed down every third generation to a white haired female child of the Sarume family for thousands of years.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: When it comes to all things Len.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Uzume is the only real trump card that Kunai Organization has against the Ayakashi since she can seal them away from this world, making her also a key target for Ayakashi to attempt to take out. However if she uses her power, she would most certainly die, which motivates Len and Shino to attempt to defeat the Ayakashi through conventional methods.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Discussed; Len points out that there is nothing that can guarantee that her sacrifice will be able to stop the Ayakashi, but Uzume is still determined to go through with it. In the end, this turns out to be correct and most of the women carrying the role of Uzume before her were killed to uphold the masquerade, rather than to close off the Underworld.
  • Shipper on Deck: A tragic example. She encourages Sana's feelings for Len and tells Len to pursue a relationship with Sana when she's older in the hopes Len will move on after Uzume's death.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She shows no sexual interest towards anyone but Len and it doesn't matter to her whether she is a boy or a girl either.
  • Stalker Shrine: She has saved practically every piece of Len memorabilia she has collected over the years consisting of everything from the candy and letters Len gave to her as a child to hanging Len's panties on the wall.
  • Supreme Chef: She's frequently applauded by Len for her supreme cooking skills. Apparently all it takes for her to perfect a new recipe is to have one taste of the food and to know all the ingredients.
  • Undignified Death: Her last moments before the ritual consist of her crying her eyes out and desperately begging to spend more time with Len. Thankfully subverted in the end when Mitsurugi knocks her out and takes her power.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Good portion of the people in the capital branch are willing to sacrifice their lives (and many do) if it means saving Uzume from having to use her power.
    • Uzume herself plays with this trope when it comes to her relationship with Len. Despite the Living Emotional Crutch levels of attachment she has to Len, she puts her duty as a member of the Kunai Organization ahead of their relationship, though this in itself is largely motivated by her own wishes to protect Len. Even when she very clearly doesn't want to die and begs to just spend more time with Len right before her ritual, she's so dedicated to go through with it that Mitsurugi could only stop her from doing it by knocking her out.
  • Virgin Power: She needs to be a virgin to maintain her power, hence only women are allowed to visit the sanctuary. This doesn't apply to lesbian sex though and she's free to make love with Len.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Len even states a number of times that she's perfect wife material.

    Himemishi Ruka/Mirukashi Hime
Tsuchimikado's niece who lives in the village and Shinonome's girlfriend. Ruka is a non-combatant with a mysterious past and frail body who helps out in the village with menial tasks such as food deliveries.
  • The Atoner: She intends to become one at the end of Part 2 to redeem for the actions she committed under Tsuchimikado's orders.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She quickly fell for Shino because she was the first person in her life that showed any kind of concern for her well being.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Should you manage to anger her somehow, Ruka becomes absolutely terrifying. When she's had enough with Tsuchimikado after he orders her to kill Shino, she doesn't hesitate at all to cut his head off.
  • Broken Bird: See Dark and Troubled Past below.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her past is one huge Tear Jerker. She was born to the chieftain of one of the Tsuchigumo tribes and she spent most of her early life in absolute poverty and medieval conditions. When she grew up, she was recruited by Tsuchimikado who promised to help her tribe if she did what she was told to do. Under Tsucimikado's orders, Ruka was forced to do absolutely monstrous acts ranging from torture to outright genocide and one of the populations she killed was lead by Mitsurugi. It's no wonder she is a barely functioning mess of a human being by the time she meets Shino for the first time.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She used to be a cold and distant person, until she met Shino, who cared for her more than anyone else before in her life.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She's pretty easy-going as she discusses killing Tsuchimikado, then crushing his brain and heart to be safe.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After getting orders from Tsuchimikado to murder her own girlfriend, Ruka finally snaps and cuts his head off.
  • Empty Shell: She's barely functioning by the time that Shino first meets her due to her past. She does start getting better once the two them start dating though.
  • Final Solution: Ruka unknowingly murdered Mitsurugi's people after Tsuchimikado forced her to fight and torture them, something that she still feels extremely deep regret over.
  • Honey Trap: Subversion of sorts, Ruka was supposed to become Shino's best friend and earn her trust under Tsuchimikado's orders so that he could better spy on her activities, but since Ruka didn't understand what friendship was supposed to be like she instead ended up answering to Shino's romantic feelings towards her. Too bad for him Ruka really did fall for her.
  • Ill Girl: She has a frail body and tends to fall ill because of it quite often. This actually isn't the case at all, she's far more powerful than the other characters with the exception of Len and Mitsurugi and her tendency to get ill is revealed to have been the side effect of her testing out the new Exoskeleton the Kunai Organization had developed a.k.a. Tsuchigumo.
  • In Love with the Mark: She ended up falling for Shino, the girl she was supposed to observe. When Tsuchimikado finally ordered Ruka to kill her Ruka ended up killing him instead.
  • Love Redeems: Ruka used to be a cold hearted killer raised in hellish conditions, but after meeting Shinome, she learned to ccare about other people and began questioning the orders given to her by Tsuchimikado, ultimately turning on him.
  • Meaningful Name: Her nickname "Hime" is quite appropriate, considering her princess-like appearance and mannerisms as well as her role as a chieftain of the Mirukashi clan.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She nearly has a mental breakdown after Tsuchimikado reveals that the people he ordered her to kill during their first meeting were actually Katsuragi clan, Mitsurugi's people.
  • Nice Girl: After meeting Shino, she has become a caring and friendly person who wants to help others.
  • Ojou: Len compares her to an upper class lady due to her mannerisms. Being the chieftain of Mirukashi clan, this comparison turns out to be much more appropriate than Len first imagined.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She has two personalty modes: Nice and Cold. She is primarily in her nice mode throughout the story thanks to the influence of Shino, but she occasionally relapses when she either remembers something from her past or realizes that her objectives will ultimately go against those of her friends.
  • The Tease: Towards Len. She even uses an orb to send her an Erotic Dream where she dominates Len.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: She has an extremely vacant stare whenever she is in her cold personality mode, which is hardly surprising considering her past.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Shino's tomboy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her backstory is a vital part of later plot developments.


Kunai Organization Central Branch

Highest ranking member of the Kunai Organizations Capital Branch, Tsuchimikado is the descendant of Abe no Seimei. He primarily occupies himself with various administrative and organizational tasks. Almost universally seen as either creepy or annoying.
  • 0% Approval Rating: While most people in the village are willing to admit that he is a capable leader, nobody seems to like him on a personal level.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: While his background may come off to Westerners as something that was invented for the sake of plot, Tsuchimikado clan are actually a group of real life descendants of Abe no Seimei and practitioners of Onmyōdō.
  • Big Bad: He's ultimately still just a middle as deep as we get to the Kunai Organization conspiracy by Part 2.
  • Bishōnen:
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While at first he looks like a silly guy who likes to throw pop culture references around, Tsuchimikado is really a completely ruthless sociopath who treats everyone around him as pawns that he can control whenever he wants.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Sure Tsuchimikado, tell Ruka to kill her girlfriend while threatening everyone she loves without any witnesses around. What's the worst that could happen?
  • The Chessmaster: The plans he sets in motion are almost guaranteed to work out in the end hell, even after his death, his plans are still in motion.
  • Cool Car: He drives a heavily customized and turbocharged Subaru Sambar kei van.
  • Consummate Liar: To the point that its hard to trust any of the information he gives.
  • Drives Like Crazy: His tendency to drift through the mountain passes at full speed doesn't do any favors to Len's usual vomiting problems, or anyone else having to sit in the back of his van for that matter.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The only event he genuinely didn't expect to happen was Ruka turning on her.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Despite fighting against the return of the god of the underworld, he questions the existence of gods, specifically whether anyone can prove if they're divine beings. This actually falls in line with the beliefs of Kunai Organization though.
  • Foil: He heavily contrasts with the Ayakashi who aren't able to lie and act loyally on the orders of their master.
  • Hate Sink: While the other villains in the plot have at least some redeeming values, Tsuchimikado has absolutely none and the downright monstrous acts he has forced Ruka and Mitsurugi to do are instead used to build sympathy for them.
  • Just Between You and Me: He's pretty open that nobody else in the Organization knows all he does while he explains his plans to Ruka. Which also means they'll struggle to continue his work if she were to take him out, which she does.
  • Karmic Death: He dies after one of the "tools" he trusted so much to do all his dirty work for him turns on him.
  • The Mole: Well... sort of. He's still working for the Kunai Organization, but their real goal is to bring back the god of the underworld and is in direct opposition to the main heroines.
  • Non-Action Guy: Despite being a descendant of Abe no Seimei, he doesn't actually have any special powers and he's extremely weak physically according to Shino, hence his duties in the organization are mostly administrative.
  • Off with His Head!: His particularly gory death from decapitation in the hands of Ruka is shown in full detail to the player.
  • The Sociopath: He has absolutely no sympathy towards anyone and pretty much treats his subordinates in the capital branch as disposable tools he just kills off when he has no more use for them.

The most powerful of all the five Divine Sword wielders, Mitsurugi is an androgynous looking female who often acts as Tsuchimikado's right hand in the field.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Ruka reveals that Mitsurugi has secretly been adding teddy bears to her delivery schedule. This turns out to be related to something much more disturbing than it first sounds.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: As a Tsuchigumo and the chieftain of the Katsuragi clan, Mitsurugi has Ayakashi blood running through her vains.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: While we already knew that she was stronger than the other Divine Sword wielders, she's actually even stronger than she lets on thanks to being part Ayakashi and she quickly overpowers Morita in a fight.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: She has very androgynous looks and trying to identify her gender isn't helped at all by her masculine sounding name and stoic attitude.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Strong attacks, good blocking and overwhelming speed and incredibly fast healing ability make Mitsurugi by far the strongest Divine Sword wielder.
  • Like a Son to Me: She admits that she thinks of Uzume like her own daughter. This is because because she is a Replacement Goldfish for Mitsurugi's own daughter who would be around the same age as her at this point if she were alive.
  • The Mole: She was really working with Ayakashi and Tsuchimikado all along to help bring down the world.
  • Morality Pet: Despite her many villainous actions, she really does love all the main characters as if they were her daughters, even Ruka who murdered her people whom she has been donating her salary to and whom she really wishes that Len and Shino will be able to save her from despair.
  • Nothing Personal: She doesn't blame Ruka for killing her people and understands that the situation was beyond her control.
  • The Stoic: Mitsurugi rarely emotes and has almost always a serious attitude.
  • Super Speed: While she is capable in pretty much every area, Mitsurugi's greatest ability is her overwhelming speed. She doesn't even need the Confusion Fu abilities of Len, because her strikes are so fast that even when opponents are capable of detecting them, she has already attacked by the time that the opponent prepares to block the attack.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Just like Ruka, she grew in horrible conditions was given little choice of what to do with her life. After Ruka commited genocide against her clan, she became resentful towards humanity and now has little more motivation to live than to take revenge on the world that ignored the suffering and ultimate fate of her people.
  • Walking Spoiler: Much like Ruka, her backstory is a vital part of later plot developments.

Old gentleman who wields one of the five Divine Swords, Morita is a survivor from the Great Taisho Calamity.
  • Berserk Button: He really hates foxes due to one of them being responsible for Utano's death and he is determined to bring at least one of them down.
  • BFS: His Divine Sword is simply a giant sword that is bigger than he is.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He doesn't let Mitsurugi's sudden betrayal slow him down and he still manages to take out a fox despite being heavily wounded.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He doesn't take Mitsurugi's backstabbing too well.
  • My Greatest Failure: He still feels a great deal of regret over his inability to save Utano and the previous Uzume.
  • Old Soldier: Over 100 years of age has done little to slow him down thanks to the Divine Sword's power.
  • The Worf Effect: To showcase the audience just how monstrously powerful Mitsurugi actually is, Morita gets beaten by her in a one sided battle.

A kind elderly woman who is another divine sword wielder and survivor of the Great Taisho Calamity.

Kunai Organization Centeral Branch's top field commander.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Did she really want Haku to return the broken piece of blade to Len when she had her final words with her or was this all just an attempt from her to try lure Haku closer and kill her with explosives?
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She gives Len a mighty one after Len returns from training with the foxes and has her fight with Shino.
  • Badass Normal: That Naginata isn't giving her any special powers, yet she's perfectly capable of taking down Ayakashi in large numbers.
  • Lady of War: Albeit much older than most examples of this trope.

A young girl living in the village who is the only underage person living there besides the main cast.

Previous wielder of Len's Divine Sword. A highly skilled warrior who was the bodyguard of the previous Uzume and died protecting her during the Great Taisho Calamity.


Young two tailed Fox whom Len befriends.
  • Art Evolution: She gets a more detailed character sprite in Part 2.
  • Anti-Villain: She doesn't actually want to hurt anyone, but as an Ayakashi, she doesn't have much choice over her orders either. When Haku finally has to fight, she attempts to avoid all unnecessary killing by prompting people not to resist her.
  • Badass Adorable: Don't let her looks fool you, she's just as dangerous as the other Foxes.
  • Friendly Enemy: She develops a deep bond with Len and is saddened when she realizes that there is eventually no way to to avoid a conflict between the two of them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She officially joins Len's resistance in the Byakko extra scenario.
  • Uncertain Doom: Last we see her, she is blown up by Miyata in a suicide attack utilizing broken piece from Len's sword and even Inari doesn't seem to know her whereabouts. The "Byakko" extra scenario reveals that she survived the blast.
  • You No Take Candle: Haku's speech is littered with odd grammar that emphasizes her child-like nature.

An extremely powerful winged fox who serves as the field commander of the Ayakashi

God of the cultists that have been seen around Kyoto.
  • Anti-Villain: Tsuchigumo is trying to fight for the freedom of his people who have been shunned away from the society and are living in horrid conditions for actions they committed over 2000 years ago. Both Len and Sarume admit that they understand his plight, but have to fight against him because his victory would mean either having to sacrifice Uzume, the death of everyone living in the village or even End of the World as We Know It.
  • Ambiguous Robots: Len and Shino note in Part 1 that he clearly has a robotic form
  • Big Bad: He's clearly one of the people running the show on the Ayakashi side. Except not really, see Red Herring below.
  • I Can't Sense Their Presence: As with Inari, Len can't sense Tsuchigumo's presence.
  • Powered Armor: He really isn't an individual at all, just Ruka wearing an experimental exoskeleton suit.
  • Red Herring: He doesn't have much to do with the plot at all and is there to just distract everyone from the bigger picture, even his cult turns out to have been fake all along and his only real purpose was to help train Shino and Len.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He suddenly disappears from the plot in Part 2 without a trace. That's because Len and Shino learned to use the abilities of their Divine Swords themselves, hence there was no point in having Tsuchigumo train them any further.

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