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Juliet Fiammatta Ars di Capulet aka Odin aka The Red Whirlwind
Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

The last member of the Capulet family.

  • Abdicate the Throne: In the last chapter of the manga adaptation, she explicitly tells Tybalt that she intends to hand leadership of Neo Verona to Romeo, as she intends to sacrifice herself to Escalus. While not directly mentioned, the same thing can be inferred in the anime.
  • Action Girl: Not afraid to fight back, seeing as she took on the identity of a vigilante.
  • Adaptational Badass: Her literary counterpart wasn't a fighter.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Despite Lord Montague's crimes, she's unable to truly hate him because she loves his son.
  • Badass Adorable: One of the cutest ladies of war ever.
  • Badass Cape: As the Red Whirlwind.
  • Barrier Maiden: Escalus, the tree which holds Neo Verona, is dying and as the daughter of the Capulet family, Juliet is the seed of the Tree and she must sacrifice herself and merge with the tree in order to save Neo Verona.
  • Battle Couple: With Romeo.
  • Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Hermione's Betty.
  • Bokukko: When disguised as a boy.
  • Break the Cutie: This don't go well for her despite her falling love.
  • Childhood Friends: With Cordelia.
  • Compressed Hair: Juliet's hair is waist-length, but she has no problems concealing it under the short-haired "Odin" wig. Justified, as it is rather easy concealing it. Just put it in a French twist, pin the wig in place, and everything's fine.
  • Cool Mask: As the Red Whirlwind.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and eyes.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Didn't know who she really was until she turned 16.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Oh, Amelia.
    • And also Ophelia.
  • Fallen Princess: She unknowingly is the true Crown Princess, Heir and Ruler of Neo Verona, as the last of the of the Capulet's, who was sent away into hiding by Conrad after Lord Montague slaughtered the entirety of her family.
  • Fiery Redhead: Can be emotional and eager to fight someone if they've done wrong to her loved ones.
  • Gender Reveal: Pulls off looking like a boy well enough that this happens constantly—including to the guy who likes her (it's Romeo).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the series, after Romeo dies trying to save her, Juliet decides to follow her destiny and merges with Escalus, sacrificing herself to save everyone in Neo Verona.
  • The Ingenue: She has a good and loving heart, but she ended falling for the enemy's son. It leads to trouble for both parties.
  • Lady of War: Not afraid of combat.
  • Large Ham: Mostly while she's in the guise of the Red Whirlwind and later when she's leading a populist rebellion. She has a tendency to make big important speeches at the drop of a hat.
  • Love at First Sight: Towards Romeo
  • Nice Girl: Sweet, loving and caring
  • Nice Hat: As the Red Whirlwind.
  • Noble Fugitive: Thanks to Lord Montague wanting the last of the Capulets dead.
  • Official Couple: With Romeo.
  • Overly Long Name: Twelve syllables long.
  • Plucky Girl: Can be very loving and determined to help her loved ones.
  • Rags to Royalty: Sleeping Beauty type.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender
  • Rapunzel Hair: Down to her waist.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: She was born a girl, then dressed up as a guy for years... and then got dolled up as a female for the party in which she met Romeo. "Odin" is called pretty when "crossdressing" as a girl.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The man she loves is nothing like his father.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Sure, Juliet's totally badass when it comes to swordfighting. She should have known, though, that falling in love with that noble boy whom she barely knew was a very bad idea.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Even when disguised as a boy, meaning it's probably a very long shirt underneath.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Romeo.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Fiamma" is an Italian word meaning "flame." The name "Fiammetta" means "little fiery one," which touches nicely on Juliet's personality and her role in the story.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Lives dressed up as a boy for years, taking up the name "Odin" so no one would identify her as the last member of the Capulet family. Pretty much dropped later: once she finds out her real identity, she starts wearing dresses in private, and when everyone learns who she is, she doesn't bother majorly with dressing up as male again, although she still wears pants under her skirt.
  • Together in Death: With Romeo.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Hermione, Amelia and Cordelia's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She embraces getting to dress like a girl when she gets the chance.
  • Vigilante Man: As Red Whirlwind, after Curio lose an eye because of her, when she was a kid.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Not by choice though.

Romeo Candore Van di Montague
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)

The heir to the Montague throne, Romeo is kind, sweet, and nothing like his father Laertes. He and Juliet fall in love eventually.

     The Montagues and Their Allies 

Romeo Candore Van di Montague

See the Main Characters section.

Lord Laertes Montague
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Sean Hennigan (EN)

Romeo's father, and the man who rules Neo Verona with an iron fist. He was the one who murdered Juliet's parents fourteen years ago, starting off the story.

  • Abusive Parents: Verbally abuses Romeo and at one point slaps him across the face.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the story of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Montague deeply cared for his family and lost interest in the feud with the Capulets when it cost him his wife and son. In this series, Lord Montague is a cruel man who doesn't love either of them and obsesses over vengeance and power.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Romeo, Tybalt, and eventually, soon after he adopts him, Mercutio.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even at the best of times, he can barely hide the fact that he's rather psychopathic, stripping Benvolio's father of all of his titles because he dissented against him. After the Capulet rebellion, he goes off the deep end completely, killing two of the members of the council because the rest wouldn't support his proposal to BURN DOWN THE COMMON PEOPLE'S QUARTERS
  • Bastard Bastard: He's an illegitimate child of a Capulet man and a prostitute, and swore revenge against his father's family after his mother died.
  • Beard of Evil: As shown in his picture.
  • Big Bad: Him taking the Capulet's throne is the cause of everything bad that happens in the story, from the massacre of the Capulet family to the decaying state of Escalus.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Romeo's and Juliet's arms.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Serves as the Big Bad for most of the series, but Ophelia becomes the final enemy as she wants to sacrifice Juliet to Escalus, since the Montague family taking the throne is causing it to die.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His mother may have been the only person he ever truly cared for.
  • Freudian Excuse: His hatred against the Capulets was because his father was one and abandoned him and his prostitute mother to a poor life. After his mother died from sickness, Laertes swore revenge against his father and his family for not taking care of them by killing all of them. Yikes!
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From the son of a poor prostitute woman to the one who would kill the Capulet family and take the throne from them.
  • Hypocrite: He resents his father abandoning him and his mother, yet is outright abusive and unloving to his own son, or the fact that he did the same deed as his father to a Capulet woman and their illegitimate son.
  • In the Blood: His entire motivation was a Capulet man using his mother and tossing her aside, condemning him and her to a life of poverty. Yet this was exactly what he did to his original lover and his illegitimate son, Tybalt.
  • Kill It with Fire: his proposed solution to the Capulet rebellion. Notably, only Mercutio actually supports him in this until he pulls out his sword and kills two members of the council right in the middle of the chamber
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Upon stealing the throne, he takes advantage of wealth.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Very few things make him smile, when he does it means something is going his way... and that's never a good thing for anyone else.
  • Rags to Royalty: From the poor son of a prostitute to the ruler of Neo Verona.
  • Self-Made Man: Originally, he was the son of a poor prostitute woman. After his mother died, he made his way on his own to become the head of the Montague family and the king of Neo Verona.
  • Social Climber: After his mother died, he decided to become a noble. To achieve this, he had Montague family adopt him, poisoned his benefactor's food and became head of the family. He then killed the Capulets to become king.
  • Son of a Whore: The illegitimate child of a Capulet man and a prostitute.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Took over Neo Verona and became a cruel dictator.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By killing the Capulet family, he's deprived the tree of Escalus of its sacrifices needed to keep Neo Verona from falling. Nothing he's done then can fix it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Clearly starts to lose his mind as things start going out of his control.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: To Romeo, to the point that he exiles him to the mines and tries to make Mercutio his heir. It backfires.
  • Wicked Cultured

Portia Montague

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Dana Schultes (EN)

Romeo's mother, who left Laertes out of disgust and now lives in a convent. She still loves her son, however, and Romeo visits her regularly.

  • Beauty Mark: Has a mole on her face.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue eyes and blue hair.
  • Parental Favoritism: Sorta, Laertes keeps thinking Romeo is a failure but Portia openly favors him.
  • Proper Lady: The perfect one, except for one detail: she chose to live in a convent rather than continuing as the puppet wife of Laertes, after he massacres the Capulets.

Their Allies

Benvolio di Frescobaldi

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (JP), Sean Michael Teague (EN)

One of Romeo's close friends. He is the son of the mayor of Neo Verona and one of the few people concerned with Romeo's well-being. He often acts as Romeo's voice of reason and moderation.

  • Babies Ever After: With Cordelia.
  • Beta Couple: With Cordelia.
  • Fallen Princess: A male example. Though after he and his clan are stripped of their royalties, he adapts to peasant life very quickly and happily.
  • Nice Guy: A contrast to all of the other young nobles who aren't Romeo, which may be why they're friends.

Vittorio di Frescobaldi

Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

Benvolio's father, leader of the House of Frescobaldi, the mayor of Neo Verona, and an old friend of Conrad's, who held reservations concerning Montague's rule.

  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the mayor of Neo Verona, he questioned Laertes's measures more than once. That almost gets him and his family murdered by Laertes's hitmen.


Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)

An ambitious and sly noble who wishes to become Montague's heir due to his apparent resentment of his father. He is contemptuous of the common people and is charged by Montague to spy on Romeo.

  • Adaptational Villainy: The literary version was a genuine friend to Romeo.
  • Ax-Crazy: At least towards the end.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Offers his counsel and friendship to Romeo, but is really acting as a mole for his father.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Something he retained from his literary counterpart.
  • Demoted to Extra: Compared to the rest of the characters that are adapted straight from Romeo and Juliet itself, Mercutio's role in the series can come off as this. A much straighter example would be his appearance in the manga, wherein he has no plot relevance whatsoever due to the changes made to compress the story.
  • Driven to Madness: The death of his father and fear of Lord Montague makes him less sane.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Seeing his dad murdered for no real reason drives him insane.
  • Heroic BSoD Seeing his father killed in front of him by Montague.
  • Jerkass: The nicest thing you can say is that he's not Lord Montague.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Takes advantage of Romeo's trust.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: To Lord Montague after his father is killed. Poor fellow's probably too afraid to act any other way, though.
  • Royal Brat: Looks down on others due to his status and envies Romeo's status.
  • Sanity Slippage: By virtue of his father's death.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Not shy about telling Romeo that his idealism and kindness is horribly out of place in a Crapsaccharine World world like theirs. And considering what happened to Romeo in the end, he was at least partially right.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The manga, only spanning two volumes, actually cuts out and rearranges (with very little effect) whatever plot relevance he had left. He's basically there to seethe about Romeo, and unlike many of the other surviving characters, it's never revealed what happened to him afterwards.


Voiced by: Jin Urayama (JP), Sonny Strait (EN)

Mercutio's father who is an alcoholic degenerate of the court.


Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

A young noblewoman of the House of Borromeo, who is betrothed to Romeo in a political marriage at the Rose Ball.


    The Capulets and Their Allies 

Juliet Fiammatta Ars di Capulet

See the Main Characters section.

Lord and Lady Capulet

Voiced by: Voiced by: Satoshi Taki (Lord Capulet, JP), Scott Freeman (Lord Capulet, EN)

Their Allies


Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP), R. Bruce Elliott (EN)

Captain of the Capulet Guards who saved Juliet and Cordelia from their family massacre. Now a priest, he looks after Juliet and is exasperated by her antics.


Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

Juliet's best friend since childhood and another survivor of the Capulet massacre. She tends to Juliet as a maid, acting as her private confidante.


Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

Childhood friend of Curio and the more refined of the duo. Out of all of Juliet's comrades, he is the one who openly vouches for Romeo's love for Juliet.


Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)

A close friend of Francisco and Juliet's fencing teacher.


Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (JP), Maxey Whitehead (EN)

Conrad's grandson and a sidekick to Juliet.


Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Mike McFarland (EN)

A mysterious warrior later revealed to be the son of Leontes Montague.


Voiced by: Saito Jiro (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)

Conrad's good friend.

Dr. Lancelot

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (EN), Kent Williams (EN)

A doctor who is an ally of the Red Whirlwind, whom he attends and counsels after each skirmish with the city guards.

    The Others 

Other Characters

William de Farnese aka Willy

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN)

A flamboyant playwright whose works have not been well-received by audiences. He allows Juliet and her entourage to use his theater for shelter.

Lady Ariel de Farnese

Voiced by: Yoshino Ohtori (JP), Margaret Walker (EN)

Present head of the noble Farnese family.


Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Larissa Wolcott (EN)

An actress infatuated with Juliet's disguise, Odin.


Voiced by: Akio Suyama (JP), Dan Forsythe (EN)

A weak young man who works in one of the Montagues' mines and is saved from being crushed by Romeo. He and Romeo eventually become friends.

  • Ill Boy
  • Promotion to Parent: Has two little siblings.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He dies from illness, after Romeo promises to give his siblings a ride on his dragon steed, which leaves Romeo visibly distraught. After Montague's death and his self banishment from Neo Verona, Romeo asks Tybalt to find and care for Petruchio's siblings.
  • Street Urchin: In his backstory.



Voiced by: Junko Iwao (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

A mysterious woman who tends to the Great Tree Escalus.


Voiced by: Ikuo Nishikawa (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN)

One of Ariel's butlers, he passes on information from his master to Juliet and company.


Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Leah Clark (EN)

Balthazar's granddaughter and frequent helper around the mansion.


Voiced by: Toru Okawa (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN)

A miner who looks out for Romeo during his stay at the mines. While he admires Romeo's idealistic dream of creating a world where people can live together without sacrifices, Giovanni also believes that Romeo has chosen a long and difficult path to pursue.

The Old Man

Voiced by: Kazuo Oka (JP), T.A. Taylor (EN)

A mysterious yet sage man who frequently smokes from a long pipe, he is suggested to bear some connection to Escalus. He acts as Romeo's spiritual adviser, mentioning that the noble will have to someday shoulder Juliet's fate.


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