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     Tsukune Aono 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

The male protagonist of the series. Tsukune is an all around average human until one day his father comes home with an application to a mysterious academy he found. Taking it as a sign from above, Tsukune's parents send him to Yokai Academy, which Tsukune learns is a school for monsters! Luckily Tsukune meets Moka Akashiya, his main love interest who coincidentally is a vampire! Along the way, he and Moka make new friends, mostly members of his unwanted harem, and try to survive in the dangerous school. Later in the series he develops vampiric powers thanks to blood injections from Moka. His new power is sealed by a Holy Lock, which keeps him from becoming a Ghoul. Even with this detriment though, Tsukune manages to take life one life-threatening attack from a monster at a time!


  • Above the Influence: He may very well be the living, breathing incarnate of this trope; no matter how many times girls proposition him, sometimes while half-naked, he will turn them down. It's taken Up to Eleven in the Flower Offering arc: in an effort to avoid an Arranged Marriage, Mizore doped him with a powerful aphrodisiac made from a local flower known to the yuki-onna, said aphrodisiac having a reputation in the monster world for being among the best, and then pretty much threw her naked body at him while literally begging him to knock her up; even with all of those factors, Tsukune still managed to resist her advances.
  • Accidental Pervert: Less compared to other harem hero and mostly in the anime; he accidentally touch Moka's legs during their first meeting. In the anime season 2 there are some more straight example: he accidentally grope Moka's sister in the first episode and, more later, has a really Suggestive Collision with Kurumi and Mizore's respective mothers.
  • Action Survivor: Before his badass upgrade, he adapted rather quickly to his circumstances while he was still The Team Normal.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Tsukune Took a Level in Badass several times in the manga. The anime version, on the other hand...
  • Adorkable: Especially in the beginning.
  • All-Loving Hero: The Bus Driver implies that he will become the link between the Human and Monster worlds in the name of peace.
    • This is likely why the Headmaster and the Bus Driver picked Tsukune to someday takeover Yokai Academy in the epilogue.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In the yuki-onna arc. You wouldn't even know it's a guy before he took off the wig.
  • Ax-Crazy: His ghoul form, what with its penchant for violence, insane laughter, and constant uttering of the word "kill."
  • Badass Boast: "Out of my way Kuyou, or I'll kill you!"
  • Battle Couple: With Inner Moka after he starts to develop the powers necessary to fight at or near her level. by the time of the final battle they've become equals in terms of power and skill.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Kurumu certainly thinks he's one.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Even after transforming half of his body (and face) into his Jet Black form, he's still so damn hot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: After gaining Ghoul abilities midway into the first Manga. When he first became a Ghoul (before he gained the Holy Lock), he gave Inner Moka a hard time when she tried to subdue his rampage. (although granted she was still a bit weakened from the water sprinklers from a trap by a bad guy.) While the Holy Lock does keep his Ghoul powers subdued (which allows him to keep his sanity), it starts to slip through if he gets too pissed off, or takes too much damage. Later on, he starts learning how to access and control them.
  • Bishōnen: When tapping into his ghoul powers. After Art Evolution, his regular looks are tending a bit more towards this as well.
    • It's interesting to note that he's at the peak of bishiness when he vamps out, and due to Art Evolution, he becomes even more of bishonen. All we need now are Bishie Sparkles.
    • Chapter 55 of part 2 has finally transformed him into a full time bishie without having to use his vampire powers. He can now fully live up to his status as Mr. Fanservice.
    • Turns out this wasn't just Art Evolution at work. Ch. 66 reveals that the Holy Lock on his wrist wasn't just suppressing his ghoul powers, it was also gradually transforming him into a vampire.
  • Blessed with Suck: Moka injecting her blood into him can allow him to gain vampire-level physical abilities, but has the risk of turning into a ghoul where he's a raging killing machine that attacks everything he sees.
  • Body Horror: Moka's blood turned him into a ghoul. Later, in season II chapter 41, he temporarily turns into a monster because of Touhou Fuhai's human modification procedure.
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Vampire, actually.
  • Chick Magnet: Lampshaded by Ginei, who doesn't understand why. To be fair, neither does he.
    • Though compared to most harem leads he has a much more appealing personality, which makes it easier to imagine girls being attracted to him.
    • During the manga's Beach Episode, while the girls cater to the male guests at Marin's hostel, Tsukune gets a fair amount of attention from the girls. It's the first time human girls have taken an interest in him.
    • A good thing to factor in on his magnetism would be the combination of his increasingly good looks and his very well toned body.
  • Character Development: Tsukune starts the series as a somewhat stereotypical harem lead, but has developed into a rather confident appealing individual.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He has his moments of perversion; for example, his initial reason for wanting to join the Swimming Club (before finding out about a vampire's Kryptonite Factor) was so he could see Moka in a bikini. Nonetheless, he's much more respectful of girls than the other boys at Yokai Academy, who openly lust after women and publicly comment on their breasts.
  • Class Representative: Elected in the first season (against his vehement protests). He's not especially smart or much of a stickler, and is never seen wielding any actual authority, but most of his class sees him as a reliable person, and he is an outspoken advocate for peace.
  • Conveniently Seated: Tsukune sits on the second-last seat with the window on the left. Moka sits behind him, Mizore sits in front of him, and Kurumu sits next to Moka.
  • Covered with Scars: In the later chapters. Not that this makes him any less hot.
  • Creepy Good: Extremely nice guy, but also becomes one of the most frightening monster in the series.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Both at the giving and receiving ends.
    • A notable example would be his trashing of Kuyou in their rematch in the Fairy Tale arc.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Most of the Unwanted Harem, and Ginei were homicidal maniacs before Tsukune and Moka came along.
  • Disguised in Drag: During the yuki-onna arc, Tsukune has to disguise himself as a girl to get into the coming of age ceremony, where men aren't allowed.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When Moka injects him with her blood during fights, he seems indifferent and detached, until he really gets going.
  • Dual Tonfas: Toho Fuhai taught him to use the Muei-Tou technique.
  • Dynamic Entry: Uses this on a guy who was threatening his harem with a gun (in this verse, guns can apparently kill monsters no matter how powerful they are).
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Subverted with Fang-Fang, who was actually trying to recruit him into the Chinese Mafia. That said, Fang-Fang still has his moments, such as the second panel season II chapter 28.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: By the end of Season II.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Once or twice, unleashing his ghoul form was the only way to defeat the current Big Bad. Keep in mind that Tsukune's ghoul transformation is completely Ax-Crazy, a danger to friend and foe alike, and potentially irreversible.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's every bit a Nice Guy, willing to Turn the Other Cheek when wronged, but when pushed too far, he shows no mercy. Just ask Kuyou and Gyokuro.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs:
    • In contrast to Kick Chick Inner!Moka, he fights with simple punches.
    • Later he found a way to put back his good 'ol fists into good use when he duked it out with Gyokuro Shuzen in a slug-fest of epic proportions. He won by ramming his fist into her gut.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: His Jet Black/Ultimate Ghoul form deserves special mention.
  • Ground Pound: When performing his "Bakuryuujin" technique- which involves him smashing his fists into the ground , creating massive explosive shockwaves which sends enemies flying. Really a good way for clearing out a crowd.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers one after learning that the Outer Moka is a fake personality created by the Rosario in order to keep Moka's seal safe. End result? He begins to drift away into an inescapable sea of mental darkness.
  • Humanoid Abomination: His ultimate ghoul mode, in chapter 40 page 24 of Season II. Good thing he got better.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Spends the final arc of Season I and all of Season II as this. He eventually gives up the last of his humanity to save Moka.
  • Horrifying Hero: Being a Nice Guy doesn't keep his ghoul status from terrifying his friends.
  • Instant Runes: Part of his upgrade, demonstrated in Chapter 43 of Season II.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When he unleashes more of his power by unlocking the 2nd seal of his Holy Lock in his fight with the psychotic step mother.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In rejecting Mizore's advances during the Flower Offering arc, he essentially ensured that Mizore would be stuck in an Arranged Marriage to Miyabi.
  • Nosebleed: Gets these at the sight of Fanservice.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: In Season II, he's not very effective against Kuyou during their rematch, and Ruby realizes it's because Tsukune recalls how Kuyou nearly killed him before, so he's subconsciously retreating in fear. But then Ruby jumps into the way of his final blow, and Kuyou gleefully tells him that Fang-Fang and Yukari had been killed by Gairen, another subdivision leader, and actively taunting him over his weaknesses and how much he wants him to suffer in fear and despair before he kills him. At this, Tsukune manages to overcome his fear, effortlessly repelling Kuyou's attack before turning the tables on him.
    Tsukune: I don't have time for this. I've got friends to protect. Beat it, Kuyou. Or I'll slay you where you stand.
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: After a series of near-death instances, Tsukune gains vampire powers from various blood transfusions. Unlike Moka, this comes without the weakness to water. He effectively has no weaknesses (well, other than the potential to go berserk and Crucifixes), which gives him an advantage.
  • One-Winged Angel: When his ghoul side is taking over in the battle against Fairy Tale.
  • Only Sane Man: Most of the time.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Yukari wasted no time lampshading this when they first met. He's far from ordinary now, though. By the end of the series this is subverted and he's completely become a vampire.
  • Power Limiter: The Holy Lock around his wrist, which keeps his Super-Powered Evil Side in check. If he uses his powers too much, it begins to crack. The lock's actually a tool designed to safely transform a human into a monster. It's been slowly adapting his body to the powers granted to him by Moka's blood while suppressing the negative side effects. As of Chapter 66, he's completed the transformation and become a Shinso vampire; thus, he no longer requires the Lock.
  • Progressively Prettier: Can be seen as a mixture of Art Evolution, the present day Tsukune looks a lot different than what he did at the start of the series. This has been acknowledge in series as well. Turns out there's a good reason for this: Moka's blood and the Holy Lock have been slowly transforming him into a vampire. In the end he becomes a full fledged vampire with none of the ill side effects that plagued him the rest of the series.
  • Psychotic Smirk: If you see him sporting one of these or a full-blown Slasher Smile, RUN LIKE HELL because it means his Ghoul powers have gone out of control.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: When taking on multiple opponents, his preference is to knock opponents out with quick, 'weak' blows.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The "ao" in Aono means blue. Inner Moka would be red.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: He's got plenty of common sense, but he isn't especially stupid or smart (even his test scores were right in the middle), doesn't have any special talents, and has lived a completely ordinary life. This quickly changes.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly man to Fang-Fang's sensitive guy.
  • Sensor Character: He develops into this, thanks to Moka's training.
  • Shonen Hair: Thanks to Art Evolution, his hair looks more normal and straighter later in season II.
  • Shrouded in Myth: He's built up a reputation in the underworld for wiping out an entire branch of Fairy Tale, which was actually Gin and Haiji's doing. To be fair, he's still quite powerful.
  • The Southpaw: He wielded Belmont with his left hand, to counter the Holy Lock on his right wrist.
  • Stranger in a Strange School: A human who accidentally gets accepted to All-Ghouls School in Another Dimension.
  • Superhuman Transfusion: Tsukune got his vampire/ghoul powers from repeatedly having Moka's blood injected into him. Considering she sucked out a lot of his original blood as well, it's not surprising that the ratio became skewed. In the series finale, he injects his own blood into Moka to save her life, turning them both into Shinso Vampires.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Moka just cannot stop swooning over how tasty his blood is to her.
  • Superpower Russian Roulette: Both gaining vampire powers and Touhu Fuhai's 109 needle surgery have low success rates and high death rates. Being a determinator (and the main character), he made it through both.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Too instinctive to really be actively evil, it is pretty much The Berserker, which is why he needs the Power Limiter to keep sane when it first appeared.
  • Super Speed: Not quite at Gin's level, but he's now able to outrun vampires.
  • Super Strength: After he Took a Level in Badass.
    • A notable example would be catching a huge-ass, multi-ton pillar flying straight towards him with his bare hands.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While the story is from his point of view, Moka is the arguably the heroine of the series, serving as the strongest member of their group and often taking on the Big Bad. He becomes more active in part 2.
  • Tainted Veins: The usual sign of his ghoul form being in control is when he gains these across his neck and both sides of his face.
  • Technical Pacifist: He doesn’t like fighting and always wants a peaceful solution but becomes more than willing to throw down in order to protect his friends.
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
    • His word-for-word reaction in chapter 50 after finding out that Miyabi not only invaded Mizore's homeland, but stole Mizore's first kiss.
    • The only time he speaks in ghoul form is to say:
  • Token Human: A human that gets enrolled in a school for monsters.
    • Though Tsukune's been getting less human as time goes by... As of chapter 66.4 he's become a full vampire
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the earlier parts of the manga, he had a tendency to throw himself in front of attacks that would have otherwise hit people much more likely to withstand said attacks.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When the manga starts, he is a normal human who needs to be saved by Moka and the other girls 99% of the time. By the end of Season 1, he is a competent fighter and action hero but still not as strong as Inner Moka. Now in season II, he fought and defeated Gyokuro Shuzen, leader of Fairy Tale.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Moka's vampire blood has been giving him strength for awhile, but he couldn't compete with a true fully trained vampire. Then Touhou Fuhai came along and modified his body, granting him full control of his power and the potential to compete with Aqua.
    • Even worse is that Moka's mother had Alucard's blood within her and Moka inherited that. This is also within Tsukune and helped give him an even stronger boost of power.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Moka's destroyed rosary.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he proceeds to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle on the Yakuza to save Moka.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: He's rather quick to befriend Kurumu, Mizore, Ruby, and Yukari, forgiving and forgetting the fact that Mizore, Ruby, and Kurumu all tried to kill him when they first met and the fact that Yukari was a Screwy Squirrel who pulled all sorts of nasty pranks on him.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Tsukune is quick to accept the fact that monsters exist and learn to operate within their world, even with no special powers of his own.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When any enemy threatens to push his berserk buttons or when he loses control of his vampire blood and turns into a ghoul. Goes hand-in-hand with his title as The Berserker- also when in ghoul mode.
  • Whip It Good: While briefly wielding Belmont.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His Power-Up lets him join in on the fight, but also turns him into a ghoul.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Gyokuro found this out the hard way.
  • X Marks the Hero: Has a X-shaped scar across his chest, which he got on the 31st page of chapter 20. It's actually pretty easy to overlook at the time, since the scar isn't shown properly for several volumes.
  • You Are Worth Hell: As he is slowly turning into a ghoul for overusing his power in the climatic battle, he doesn't care as he can use this power to protect Moka.

     Moka Akashiya 
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Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN, Outer Moka), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN, Inner Moka)

The first person Tsukune meets when he sets foot in Yokai Academy. Exceptionally sweet and kind, Moka is a vampire, and takes a liking to Tsukune after ingesting his blood, becoming addicted in doing so. When the rosario around her neck is removed, the seal keeping her true nature is released. Cold and arrogant, "Inner" Moka is a completely different entity from the kind and loving "Outer" Moka, going so far as to specifically remind Tsukune to "be kind to the other Moka". Tsukune is the only one able to remove the rosario around Moka's neck.


Tropes applying to both

  • The Ace: Outer Moka is beautiful, sweet, an excellent student, and admired throughout the school. Inner Moka is a beautiful and intelligent badass who hands out Curb Stomp Battles.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Anything having to do with water happens to be this for both of them. Inner just reacts more violently to getting wet, whereas Outer simply loses her patience and explodes at Tsukune several minutes after the Swim Club girls get him in the water.
    • Both Inner and Outer can also get provoked to anger (violently so in Inner's case) when Tsukune gets threatened. Outer actually risked her life when Tamao taunted her about how Tsukune's life force was soon to be sucked dry and she couldn't do jack shit about it. Or could she?
  • Betty and Veronica: Outer is Betty to Inner's Veronica.
    • There are two other Veronicas: Mizore and Inner Moka.
  • Character Development: Both personalities have matured greatly over the course of the series, with Outer Moka becoming more confident and responsible and Inner Moka becoming kinder and more understanding.
  • Daywalking Vampire: She's frequently shown walking around in the sun to no ill effect. Word of God initially Hand Waves this by claiming that Moka simply protects herself from the sun by wearing long-sleeved clothes, but then again, Moka is also shown on more than one occasion frolicking at the beach in a bikini in broad daylight.
  • Dude Magnet: She's quite admired by many boys from Yokai Academy.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Yukari is infatuated with her.
  • First Girl Wins: Moka is the only girl of the harem that Tsukune has returned affections to.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Outer is very friendly. Inner is less friendly... but honestly, not by as much as you'd think.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Outer Moka has Tareme Eyes, Inner Moka has Tsurime Eyes.
  • Idiot Hair: Neither of her personalities is an idiot, though Outer Moka can be a bit of a ditz.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Outer's the light, Inner's the dark.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Moka's shinsou blood and connection to Alucard seems to make her this.
  • Magic Skirt: In the manga at least, though at least once in each serialization there's a Precision Panty Strike courtesy of Inner.
  • Meaningful Name: "Moka" is a pun on the hot drink, "Cafe Mocha" (Coffee mixed with Cocoa), referring to the 'bitter and sweet' parallels between her two personalities: Inner (Coffee/Bitter) and Outer (Cocoa/Sweet).
    • "Moka" is also a pun on "Moca", the Puerto Rican town where the Chupacabra (aka "the Moca Vampire") was first reported.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She's one of few female Yokai students who doesn't wear a neck ribbon.
  • Only Six Faces: Averted in the anime and in the first manga series. But after Art Evolution, both Mokas looks more similar to each other in later parts of the second manga. You can mistake Inner Moka often for being Outer Moka. so it's a justified example. This is also Fridge Brilliance, considering that Outer Moka looks exactly like Akasha because she is Akasha's copy, and Inner Moka looks now very similar to her mother.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Tsukune is the only person who can remove the rosary. In one scene, Kurumu tries to remove it to release Inner Moka and turn the tide of a battle, but fails despite her super strength.
    • Moka can remove it if she uses all her strength, but it is dangerous and painful. And risks permanently destroying the rosary.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Moka is not a traditional vampire like Dracula. Aside from the aforementioned invulnerability to sunlight, Moka has other differences. She doesn't (or can't) turn into a bat, or wolf, or cloud of mist. She doesn't sleep during the day, she doesn't stay awake at night. She sleeps in a bed instead of a coffin. She has a reflection in any mirror. Holy water is very painful to vampires, but in the anime, plain water will do. The best known fact is that a person who gets bitten by a vampire becomes one as well, but Moka bit Tsukune several times, but he never becomes a vampire... yet.
    • May be a partial case of Shown Their Work, as in the original book, Dracula himself was not harmed by sunlight the way most Classical Movie Vampire characters are. His powers were simply reduced to a certain degree, such as only being able to shapeshift at certain times of day, and being locked into whatever he turned into until either another of the times he could change, or else when the sun went down which resulted in allowing him freedom to change at will. Dracula was not restricted to being awake at night, like his Hollywood descendants, and it was claimed that a victim had to either die a victim of a vampire, or be summarily drained to the point of death and/or be fed blood from a vampire to turn them while they are still alive without a need to drain them to death. While Moka never drank enough to drain Tsukune to the point of death she did inject him with her blood more than once, though the effects it had on him weren't immediate, or even directly the same as seen when Dracula did this to Mina Harker...
  • Out-of-Clothes Experience: In her mind-scape, the personality that is not in control of the body is naked. Neither make any comment about this.
  • Power Limiter: The rosary around her neck, which keeps her Super Powered Not-Really-Evil Side in check. It was initially put onto her to repress her power, which allowed Moka's mother Akasha to re-seal the monster Alucard. Inner Moka willingly puts it back on after battle because she starts to weaken if she is out for long periods of time.
    • As a Shinso Vampire, she likely no longer requires the Rosario to keep her powers in check.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's down to almost her knees.
  • Split Personality: Inner Moka is the original and Outer Moka was created when Akasha put the rosary onto Moka.
  • Split-Personality Makeover: Outer Moka has pink hair and green Tareme Eyes, while Inner Moka has white hair and red Tsurime Eyes.
  • Split-Personality Merge: It's suggested that Inner Moka and Outer Moka are gradually merging into a single person. The epilogue has Issa explains to Tsukune that the woman that disappeared before his eyes was Akasha, and that while Outer Moka may have lost her form that her soul is in all likelihood is still in Moka's body. Shortly after Tsukune notices that Moka's white hair has begun to tinge pink at the tips heavily implying that the two have become one.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Inner (Tomboy) and Outer (Girly Girl), but Girly girl to Kokoa's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She just loves Tsukune's blood.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her repeatedly injecting Tsukune with her blood to power him up or save his life eventually resulted in him manifesting a Ghoul alter-ego. She's rightfully horrified to find this out.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Has a LOT of this with Tsukune.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Moka is usually anemic because she usually drinks tomato juice, with the occasional blood transfusion pack.
    • Double Subverted. Her first act upon running into Tsukune is to bite his neck and she becomes instantly addicted to Tsukune's blood. But her bite is treated like necking Tsukune, though it does deplete his energy. Even in the very end when Tsukune has become a full fledged vampire, a completely defrosted Inner Moka has become the sole personality, and the idea of it being more or less cannibalism still doesn't stop her from snagging a drink and swooning over how delicious it is.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Pure water. She needs to add herbs to her bath water to stop it from hurting her.

Tropes applying to Outer Moka

  • A-Cup Angst: She's actually quite ample in bust size, but Kurumu tries to make her self-conscious with her own rack at least once:
    Kurumu: Oh, sorry! Did I bump into you? Your chest is so small, I didn't even notice!
    • To be fair, ANYONE's would look small when compared to those of a succubus.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied in her previous school.
  • Artificial Human: Mikogami notes her to be the most lifelike "fake personality" he's ever seen, and she has established a personal identity of her own. And later it's implied she's not a traditional artificial persona at all, but a kind of link/copy of her mother! (The implications of which are not lost on Tsukune.)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As demonstrated in Kurumu's introductory story, she may not enjoy fighting in this form, but you provoke her just enough...Case in point 
  • Crash-Into Hello: She first met Tsukune when she accidentally ran him over with her bike.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Inner Moka's fangs are a little too long to qualify.
  • Death of Personality: She's seemingly destroyed when Alucard destroys her rosary. Ultimately subverted by the end, as Outer Moka's soul remains in Inner Moka's body, leading to a Split-Personality Merge in the finale.
  • The Ditz: Sometimes. She's actually matured a fair amount.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Often accidentally sends people flying and crushes them with hugs. Inner Moka, on the other hand, is very well aware of how strong she is.
  • Drop the Hammer: Appears to be her weapon of choice, but she leaves the serious fighting to Inner Moka.
  • First Kiss: And last...
  • Genki Girl: She has the tendency to jump on Tsukune when she meets him, mostly because she wants to drink his blood.
  • Girly Girl: Very feminine, traditionally. She's usually sweet, bubbly, and cheerful.
  • The Glomp: See Genki Girl above.
  • Jerkass Realization: In chapter 7 of the manga, when Kurumu skips out on the Newspaper Club, Moka speculates that Kurumu doesn't actually care about the club or think of her as friends. It reaches a head when Kurumu walks out on them again when their half-finished newspaper draft goes missing; Moka snaps, openly accuses Kurumu of only thinking about herself when everyone else is having a hard time, and orders her to just leave the club and not come back. Shortly after, they discover a blackmail letter and multiple dirty photos addressed to Kurumu in the Newspaper Club's toolbox, and they realize that Kurumu has been acting the way she is because she's being the victim of blackmail and stalking, courtesy of Nagare Kano. Moka is hit with this, and when they go to help her out, she outright bursts into tears while apologizing:
    Moka: I'm sorry! I didn't know about it and misunderstood your intentions!
  • Killed Off for Real: When Alucard not only stabs her with several tentacles, but one that nearly punctured her heart destroys the rosary that created her personality.
  • Meido: She's dressed as a French maid in a piece of official character artwork.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Pink hair, very girly, sweet, and bubbly.
  • The Pollyanna: She lost her memories from a significant part of her childhood, and doesn't understand why her mother disappeared. She also suffered from social ostracism, being unable to talk about her problems or share her true nature with anyone (not to mention her Bratty Half-Pint little sister kept attacking her), but come high school, she's quite balanced and friendly.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Appearance-wise she is red to Kurumu's blue.
  • Romantic Vampire Boy: Rare Female Example.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her pretty pink hair is a way to emphasise her cheerful, docile, romantic personality in contrast to the colder Inner Moka.
  • Satellite Love Interest: An mild example. In the manga, she even realizes this and is the Shipper on Deck for her other persona, whom she genuinely respects and cares for. In the anime, it's the reverse, as Inner Moka realizes Tsukune fell for her other side first, and actually likes her other persona, because she is a way to better enjoy the outside world, and even envies her for it. In the anime, though, Outer Moka gets a little jealous Inner Moka got close to Tsukune, though she does lampshade the irony of essentially being jealous of herself.
  • Secret Keeper: The first, and initially only, member of the harem to know that Tsukune is human.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Her strength varies according to the plot. Sometimes, she is able to knock over trees and pick up giant mallets. Sometimes, she can be restrained by human mooks.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks exactly like her mother. Because she is!
  • Tragic Bigot: Like many of the other monster characters, though in her case it was very brief and mild. She tells Tsukune, before she knows he's human, that she "[doesn't] like humans very much" because of how ostracized and alienated she felt when she attended a human school. When she discovers that Tsukune is a human, she takes a step back in shock and refuses to believe it, but almost immediately after Tsukune runs off she runs after him and when she finally finds him she says she doesn't care if he's human.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Very girly and quite motherly too, making her perfect pretty much.

Tropes applying to Inner Moka

  • Alpha Bitch: She is 1st ranked when it comes to hotness, being the most popular girl in school.
  • Action Girlfriend: Every time Inner Moka shows up, it's pretty much guaranteed that someone is going to get their ass kicked.
  • Adaptational Badass: While by no means a wimp, in the manga's Season II Inner Moka was sometimes likely to get her ass kicked as well as to kick ass (largely because other vampires with more powers became more prominent). Capu2, which ignored the manga's darker plots, kept her as the Invincible Hero she was in the first serialization.
  • Aloof Big Sister: To Kokoa. It is actually revealed that Moka is the only one in the family who respects Kokoa as a person. She's also the nicest sister to Kokoa.
  • Anti-Hero: Pre-Character Development.
  • Badass Adorable: Yes, even Inner Moka starts to have more and more Moe moments.
    • In the final chapter, she is exactly as adorable as Outer Moka, yet she still can kick someone's ass if she wants so.
  • Batman Gambit: In chapter 3, she calls Tamao and the rest of the Swim Club minnows to deliberately piss them off, figuring that they'd follow her wherever she went. She took advantage of it the instant they jumped after her when she took the fight out of the water.
  • Battle Couple: With Tsukune.
  • Berserk Button: Being touched. She's fine with holding hands with Tsukune, but won't allow anything more than that. Though it seems like this mellowed out, and in latest chapters she allowed Tsukune to hug her, and even hugged him herself few times.
    • Hurting Tsukune is a very good way to piss her off, and her other friends as well. Just ask Kuyo and a few others who made that same mistake.
    Inner Moka: If Tsukune doesn't make it, you'd better be ready! I'll tear your heart out and grind it under my heel!
    • Don't even think about trying to get her into the water; the first time she ever shows true anger in the manga is when Tsukune gets targeted by Tamao and her girl posse. She was still pretty angry after beating the shit out of them, so she vents her anger by bitch-slapping and berating Tsukune for even thinking about getting in the water with her in the first place.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For the majority of the story, when Inner showed up on the scene, Moka was done playing 'nice'. The final chapter reveals that she has become almost exactly like Outer Moka/Akasha's copy. But that doesn't stop her to kick her friends in the ass.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: The final chapter reveals that she's still addicted to Tsukune's blood despite the fact that he's now a full vampire. There is a narrate box that lampshades that's cannibalism.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's quite well-endowed and very badass.
  • Breast Expansion: In the anime, her chest goes up at least a cup size whenever she transforms. In the manga, she seems to be second only to Kurumu in size.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Know your place!" (Mi no hodo o shire!)
  • Celibate Heroine: She initially refuses to come to terms with her feelings for Tsukune because she passionately believes that love makes you weak. Though she mellows out eventually.
  • Contralto of Danger: When Outer switches to Inner, her voice tumbles down many pitches.
  • Cool Down Hug: Tsukune gives her one in a very heartwarming scene.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She delivers these. All the time.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She was very cold at first to everyone, but eventually starts warming up to Tsukune, especially after he puts himself in danger against other monsters just to unseal her. As of late you almost can't tell that she was once very standoffish towards him. She still refuses to admit it, though, putting her into full-on Tsundere status. The epilogue chapter reveals that her personality become almost exactly like Outer Moka and all of her inner coldness have disappeared.
  • Diving Save: Catches Tsukune as he falls down unconscious from his brutal fight with her step-mom. Complete with tears and slow motion.
  • Evil Laugh: A heroic example. She does this twice in the second serialization: in chapter 1, after roundhouse kicking Tsukune as punishment for touching her, and in chapter 6, right before curb-stomping the doppelgänger that dared steal her face and mimic her abilities.
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite: Pulls it off in the Beach Episode to save Tsukune from the Swimming Club mermaids.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She generally fights to protect Tsukune, but is often annoyed when she's called forth to deal with such problems as the other members of Tsukune's Unwanted Harem fighting over him in the human world and nearly breaking The Masquerade in the process. What really sealed her as this trope is her defeat of Kurumu early on: to make sure she never tried to attack them again, Inner Moka fully intended to rip off Kurumu's wings and tail, and would have done so if Tsukune didn't talk her out of it.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Fang-Fang's impression of the relationship between Inner Moka and Tsukune gets this reaction out of her.
  • Heroic Albino: Kinda.
  • Heroic BSoD: Being told by Gyokuro that she'll be death of Tsukune due to the injections of her blood (which contains traces of Alucard's own blood) hit her quite hard.
  • Horrifying Hero: In her early appearances, when she was drawn at her most menacing. Even Tsukune was afraid of her at first.
  • Invincible Hero: Capu2, as it ignored the manga's darker plots, turned her into this.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After saving Mizore from death and being explicitly told that they won't get a thank you, Inner Moka promptly kicks her into next month and tells her to actually try living before she considers killing herself; while she could have done so in a less violent way, Mizore acknowledges she has a point.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She does love Tsukune and cares about the rest of her friends, but she rarely ever admits it, and often hits him when he annoys her. She has lost this attitude in the final chapter and is as nice as Outer Moka.
  • Kick Chick: Relies only on high kicks in battle.
  • Lady of War: She fights with a lot of finesse and style.
  • Lethal Chef: Her first attempt at cooking, a pumpkin pie, results in a giant slimy thing that destroys the Home Ec room and tastes so horrible that just one bite made Kokoa of all people keel over and barf, resulting in Kokoa being carried out on a gurney hooked up on an IV. Her second attempt, a cake, ended up hard as a rock, more burned than charcoal, and looked more like someone had detonated an explosive device in the kitchen than anything that could be called "cooking."
  • Love Is a Weakness: A passionate believer of this. Until the final chapter where she's a very clingy girl and shows her love to Tsukune even more openly than Outer Moka.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She's a tough tomboy who tends towards masculine hobbies like kicking ass, even jokingly. While Tsukune is sometimes feminine, so she's the Masculine Girl to Tsukune's Feminine Boy.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: First anime ending.
  • Multicolored Hair: In the final chapter, the tips of her hair have changed to pale pink.
  • Mystical White Hair: According to legends, vampires of the highest order were said to possess both red eyes and white/silver hair.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If she doesn't flash a creepy smile at her opponents right after transforming, it means she's so furious, said opponents had better get the fuck out of Dodge while they still can, because the curb-stomping may be more brutal than usual.
    • Up until the first Ghoul arc in the manga, Moka had delivered all her beatings via her feet. When fighting against Tsukune after he had turned into a Ghoul and she herself had been severely weakened by a water trap, she went in against him using her fists, elbows, and knees. Up until then, it was the first time that she had been so desperate during a fight.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: She does this quite a lot when she's in the mood (excluding her catchphrase "Know your place!", which is a Pre-Mortem One-Liner). For example:
    Inner Moka: I hope you didn't see a doppelgänger... because, you know, that means you're going to die.
    [Inner Moka emits a sinister chuckle at her own one-liner]
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: Par the course for being a pure-bred vampire.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The "aka" in Akashiya means red. Tsukune would be blue.
  • Roundhouse Kick: She does these, and at the same time does a Panty Shot when her skirt is short enough.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Ironically, she's the original, and Outer Moka is a fake personality, so she's sealed in her own body.
  • Shrinking Violet: Post Character Development around Tsukune.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Is prone to giving these out, typically followed by a kick to the face:
    • While dealing with Ms. Ririko for brainwashing Tsukune:
      Ms. Ririko: I am a teacher!
      Inner Moka: No, you're just a pathetic excuse for one.
    • During the final episode of the anime's first season, she delivers a truly epic one to Kuyou in response to his rants about how he's in charge of preserving order and protecting the peace:
      Inner Moka: You've been swallowed up by your own vile ambition, and you and your Security Committee goons are out of control. Therefore, you've lost the right to preach about preserving order and protecting the peace. So, Kuyou, I think it's time you LEARNED YOUR PLACE! (proceeds to drop-kick Kuyou through the floor)
    • Also does it in the manga during the fight with Gyokuro. When she realizes that Moka's rosary actually doesn't give her the power to control Alucard, she begs Moka not to take it back, since it's the only thing keeping Alucard from devouring her. Eventually, Moka gets sick of it, yanks the rosary back, and leaves Gyokuro to her Karmic Death with these words:
      Inner Moka: Enough. If you want mercy, ask my mother.
  • Smug Super: Of the Tsundere variety. Hands down.
  • Terror Hero: She gives off this vibe quite a bit. One of her most obvious moments is when she strikes terror into the hearts of Wanibuchi and his cronies in chapter 5 of the first serialization.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She likes fighting and talks manly, but is also feminine underneath.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Outer's Girly Girl.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Initially, she's cold and aloof. In the final chapter, she's much more energetic than Outer Moka ever was!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She slowly mellows out, however this trope truly comes into play in the final chapter where she's almost as affectionate as the Outer Moka was (though she's nowhere near as gentle).
  • Tsundere: She is becoming this as of Season II of the Manga as a result of Character Development. In the final chapter, she might become a Type B, as her personality has become more like Akasha's copy. She's very nice to Tsukune and seems not to be afraid to show her feelings, yet she would kick the asses of the other harem members when they're disagreeing with each other.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: As many foes can attest to but notably to Kuyou and Aqua.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After defeating Tamao Ichinose, she slaps Tsukune and proceeds to chew him out for even getting in the water with her in the first place, especially since seeing him with Tamao really hurt Outer Moka's feelings. Her exact words are as follows:
    Inner Moka: You listen to me. You don't understand a single thing about her, so don't pretend like you do. You're a little boy who can't think of anyone but himself. Consider her feelings sometime.
  • When She Smiles: It was one half of the Defrosting Ice Queen picture.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's not a bad person, but she's still cold and a dangerous opponent. She mellows out over time, though.
  • Woman in White: She wears a thin white bridal gown in a piece of official character artwork.
  • The Worf Effect: While she usually didn't need help in her fights in part I, part II started subjecting her to this, starting with Kahlua, whom Moka outright admitted she didn't stand a chance against.
  • You Are Not Alone: Tsukune tells her this when she decides to shoulder fighting Aqua alone and is willing to destroy her "Outer" persona to do it.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Yup, she's worth it. Especially to Tsukune.

     Kurumu Kurono 
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Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

A busty succubus attending Yokai Academy. She was initially a rival to Moka, being jealous of her popularity surpassing her own, and attempted to seduce Tsukune and the male student body to find her "Mate of Fate", as her kind is near the brink of extinction. After she was badly beaten during a fight with Inner Moka, Tsukune persuades Inner Moka to spare her, and as a result, Kurumu not only became friends with the pair, but also becomes infatuated with Tsukune, and makes a decision that he will be her "Mate of Fate".


  • Alliterative Name: Kurumu Kurono.
  • Alpha Bitch: When Inner Moka isn't around.
  • Attention Whore: She always tries to garner attention from Tsukune and other boys, but soon does less of it.
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: She seduces Tsukune to get him to like her. Well she is a succubus so...
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her a slut. And don't bring up that time when Keito called her a slut.
  • Beta Bitch: She is 2nd place next to Moka when it comes to beauty and popularity.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Outer Moka's Betty, but the Betty to Inner Moka's Veronica.
  • Blue Is Heroic: She has blue hair, and is one of the main protagonists.
  • Big Breast Pride: Has the biggest chest of the Unwanted Harem, not unexpected since she is a succubus. She is extremely proud of them and loves to take advantage of them with the males.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first when she acted innocent towards Tsukune to steal him from Moka.
  • Buxom Is Better: She has many admirers because of her big chest and repeatedly invokes this trope as her major selling point in her quest for coming up on top of Tsukune's Unwanted Harem. She was even voted the brea- best trope picture we've got.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Yahoo!"
    • Or "Yahoo-hoo!" for extra cuteness.
  • The Cheerleader: She's dressed as one in a piece of official character artwork.
  • Character Exaggeration: The anime adaptation plays up the Horny Devils aspect of her personality while toning down the more kindhearted aspects of her character; Capu2 makes it a point to make her resemble her manga counterpart more closely.
  • Characterization Marches On: Initially she's presented not only as being fine with mind controlling others, but she outright tries to kill Tsukune when he refuses her. Subsequent appearances presented her as far more kind and compassionate to others.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: A rare female example. She flirts shamelessly with Tsukune, but staunchly refuses to take advantage of him, preferring to win him over fairly.
  • Declaration of Protection: She has decided to stay by Tsukune's side and protect him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After an entire chapter of being tormented by Camera Fiend Nagare Kano, she deals with him by using her succubus powers against him to such great effect, Tsukune didn't need to remove Moka's rosario for once.
  • Dream Walker: Succubi can enter people's dreams to seduce men and even have children. In the epilogue, Kurumu was planning on going after Tsukune this way, taking her friend Mizore along for the ride, and even managed to get Moka's reluctant permission. But so many other girls found out and wanted to join in that Tsukune woke up and she grumpily called the whole thing off.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: She came close to kissing Tsukune while he was unconscious in her room.
  • Dude Magnet: Like Moka, she is quite popular in school and she knows it!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before she's properly introduced in episode 2 of the anime, the viewer can spot her in the initial scenes in the classroom, in the debut episode.
  • Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Tsukune, but the mention that she's trying to keep her race going is all that it takes for him to get Moka to spare her.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She certainly thinks so and hopes that it gives her a leg up on Moka.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this to Moka in chapter 2 of the manga using the V-Sign.
  • Forceful Kiss: In chapter 41 she gives one that distracts the transformed Ghoul Tsukune long enough for Touhou Fuhai to give the 109th needle to complete the body modification procedure.
  • Gag Boobs: Though she is proud of her figure, sometimes they can get in the way.
  • Gainaxing: Not only do her boobs jiggle on a regular basis, but they actually make audible noises when they bounce.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's very girly, but aggressive at the same time.
  • The Glomp: Does this very often to Tsukune. Mostly combined with Marshmallow Hell.
  • Hair Decorations: She's almost never seen without her frilly black tiara and star-shaped hairpins. And even when her hair is down, the hairpins stay.
  • The Heart: It's her influence that makes the group True Companions, instead of the bickering, jealous collection of loners they used to be. After Cerebus Syndrome hits in the Snow Village Arc, this trope comes out in full force.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She originally wanted to screw over Moka simply because of jealousy. After being defeated, she becomes her ally and romantic rival. Ironically, this is MORE profound in the anime than the manga, as her animated counterpart is more of an asshole, and her Heel–Face Turn cranks this down by a severe degree.
  • Honor Before Reason: As a succubus, she literally has all she needs to make Tsukune love her and only her. Too bad for her that she really is a good girl.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Fighting Aqua was never going to end well.
  • Horny Devils: Subverted in that she is a compassionate, unselfish and kind-hearted girl in spite of her racial personality in the manga... The anime plays up the Horny Devils and thus disguises the kind hearted aspect. She's really sweet in either version, it's just her anime counterpart (Season 1 especially) doesn't like to show it.
  • House Wife: According to her fantasies, and the time she charmed Tsukune by mistake, she would become this if she and Tsukune got married.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Her "Charm" technique, used by succubi to control men.
  • It's Personal: Her attitude towards Keito after the latter calls her a "dumb, slutty airhead".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She might act like an ice-bitch (it's in the racial job-description of Succubi, after all), but when it comes down to it she simply cannot stop herself from doing the decent, compassionate and kind-hearted thing even if it costs her own happiness.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As soon as Inner Moka is finished kicking her ass, Kurumu agrees to stop and back off Tsukune (though Inner Moka briefly threatened to rip her wings and tail off just to make sure before Tsukune talked her out of it).
  • Love Hurts: A succubus literally lives on love. Being heartbroken over Tsukune is LITERALLY killing her.
  • Lovely Angels: With Mizore, starting in Season II.
  • Manipulative Bitch: At first when she first met Tsukune.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Does this to Tsukune constantly.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One wonders why she even bothers wearing a skirt if she's just going to show off her panties all the time. Plus, she is the most well-endowed (See Buxom Is Better above).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Says something along this line when she realizes in a chapter from the second manga volume that she charmed Tsukune by mistake; what follows is a tear jerker story that shows how troubled she really is and how honorable she is as well.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Wears a yellow sleeveless sweater instead of a green jacket.
  • Only You Can Repopulate My Race: Claims only one man in the world can sire a specific succubus' children, and she is convinced it is Tsukune.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: By any reasonable standard she is extremely badass, but Inner Moka is, well, Inner Moka. This is shown by Kurumu lasting over a minute against her, which is indicative of fairly serious power on Kurumu's part.

     Yukari Sendo 
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Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

The smartest student at Yokai Academy, and the youngest at age 11. As a witch, she has problems with her classmates discriminating against her (according to Kurumu, witches are viewed as "Beings of the Borderline", those that are something between humans and the supernatural, as it is impossible to tell their difference by appearance alone). Despite ranking #1 on the examinations, she was a lonely prankster before meeting Tsukune and Moka. She initially hated Tsukune, claiming that she has fallen in love with Moka, and uses her magical powers to try to drive them apart. However, after both Tsukune and Moka save her from bullying classmates, she falls for him too, and her obsession with both has driven her to try to create a three-way relationship between them.


     Mizore Shirayuki 
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Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

A yuki-onna who is in the same homeroom class as Tsukune and Moka, frequently seen with a lollipop in her mouth (yuki-onna are vulnerable to warm climates; doing so keeps their bodies cool). Mizore returns to school after a delayed absence and was first portrayed as a lonely, somewhat depressed, and misunderstood girl. She becomes infatuated with Tsukune, going so far as to create her own journal/scrapbook with all of his newspaper articles.

In the past, she confessed her love to a teacher until he began taking advantage of her, freezing him as a result. With the incident and rumors spreading about her, Mizore made it hard for herself to trust anyone, but took a liking to Tsukune, believing he was just as miserable as she was. She eventually regains her sense of trust after Tsukune intervenes when the same teacher returns to kill her. Unfortunately, this leads Mizore to stalk Tsukune on a daily basis.


  • Action Girl: Probably the second toughest fighter out of the main characters, behind only Inner Moka.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the manga, Mizore appears after the arcs involving Kuyou and Ruby. In the anime, she appears earlier than them.
  • Anime Hair: Not so much now, but when she was first introduced in both the manga and anime her hair was much more messy and longer, and despite only having her hair like that for a short arc (and in her intro eps in the anime), it's still popular with her fans. She doesn't wear her hair like that anymore because to her it was a Important Hair Cut to symbolize the lessening of her burdens (or something along those lines), which was followed by her becoming a member of the Unwanted Harem.
  • Arranged Marriage: Is rescued from it by her friends and mother.
  • Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Moka's Betty, but Betty to Inner's Veronica. Then again, Mizore might as well be a Cheryl, what with Kurumu being more of a Veronica than her.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She is deadly.
  • Broken Bird: Has suffered multiple rape attempts. Also, her childhood human friend spurned her Love Confession when he discovered that she wasn't human.
  • The Chosen One: Implied by the Snow Priestess to be one. In truth, Mizore was "chosen" to be the arranged wife/sex slave of a powerful and high-ranking member of Fairy Tale, all in order to stop the guy from leveling the Yuki-Onna village.
  • Cry Cute: In the climax of her arc in season 2.
  • Destination Defenestration: Her suicide attempt (which ultimately failed) in season 2.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Her "ice clone" technique, which allows her to make somewhat-independent clones merely out of the humidity in the air. She's shown to be quite adept, as she can not only make clones of others (namely, Tsukune), but have two acting at the same time.
  • Easily Forgiven: Like Kurumu, Tsukune isn't bothered much by the fact that she tried to kill him and Moka in her first appearance.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Ice powers, blue eyes.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She does have pupils, but they're the exact same color as her eyes.
  • Heroic BSoD: After her arranged fiance steals her first kiss, pinned her down and groped her with her unable to fight back. Although she wasn't raped it was close enough for her to make her Driven to Suicide and had to be saved by Kurumu.
  • An Ice Person: She's a yuki-onna and has ice-related powers.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Notably more in the anime, as it borders to Technicolor Eyes.
  • Important Hair Cut: See above after she becomes a member of the Unwanted Harem.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A non-villainous example. The manga begins almost completely comedy-driven, with Tsukune the gag-hero in a typical harem-style setup. Then Mizore came along, with a serious, non-gag-driven plot arc comprising her introduction. She was being harassed by the gym teacher Mr. Kotsubo, who previously tried to molest her, and is so depressed she outright attempts suicide, none of which is Played for Laughs.
  • Leotard of Power: She's dressed as a rhythmic gymnast in a piece of official character artwork.
  • Logical Weakness: As a yuki-onna, she's vulnerable to fire and heat.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Even after joining the group, it was quite a while before she joined the Newspaper Club proper, instead of just hanging around in the club room. And she's definitely an oddball.
  • Lovely Angels: With Kurumu, starting in Season II.
  • Meaningful Name: Shirayuki means "Snow White".
  • Me's a Crowd: Can create "ice clones". Not only of herself.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: She gets an entire arc focusing on this.
  • Never My Fault: In Capu2 episode 7, she gets in a massive fight with Kurumu and Yukari over Tsukune in the human world, causing damage to the surrounding neighborhood and risking a Broken Masquerade before Inner Moka forcibly breaks them up; as a result, the entire group is forcibly dragged back to Yokai Academy. On the ride back, Mizore tells Kurumu point-blank that the incident is entirely her own fault, refusing to acknowledge her own culpability.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Instead of the standard top half of the Yokai uniform, she wears a black tank top and an off-the-shoulder white sweatshirt with dark blue sleeves.
  • Only You Can Repopulate My Race: Yuki-Onna have a limited window of fertility (teens to early-to-mid twenties), which poses a problem. A problem that's exacerbated by her fixation of Tsukune.
  • Oral Fixation: Her Tootsie Roll Pop, which is used to keep herself cool. According to an Omake, it's got a super-chilly frost core. So much so, she provides the Trope Image.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Until her haircut
  • Rescue Romance: As the Kraken dragged her into the sea, she sighed and thought she would die without ever knowing true love... until Tsukune caught a tentacle, pulled them out of the water, and kicked the Kraken's ass.
  • Sacred First Kiss: After her arranged fiance steals her first kiss, Mizore completely freaks out, thinking she has been "dirtied" and even tries to kill herself.
  • Shrinking Violet: Purple hair? Check. Shyness? Check.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Even after joining the Unwanted Harem. Stalking Tsukune is her hobby. She even takes pride in her stalking skills.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Often appears out of ridiculous hiding places, like trash cans, second story windows, dropped ceilings, the bathtub...
  • Sweet Tooth: She is always seen with a lollipop in her mouth.
  • The Stoic: In group reaction shots she's often seen with a calm expression.
  • Too Many Belts: All of which draw attention to her Zettai Ryouiki. Most likely intentional.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In the anime, after Tsukune and Inner Moka save her, she explicitly tells them not to expect a thank you. In response, Inner Moka lays her out flat and tells her to actually try living her life before she contemplates suicide, advice that Mizore takes to heart.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Seems to have accepted that she doesn't have a chance with Tsukune, but she has decided to keep following him no matter what happens.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kurumu. They bicker and butt heads quite often, but they're still good friends, as proven when Kurumu saved Mizore from a suicide attempt and comforted her. They even have a Combination Attack, and, in the epilogue, when Kurumu is planning to slip into the dream world and have Tsukune's child there, she agrees to take Mizore along before it's too late for her.
  • Weak to Fire: Comes with the territory of being a yuki-onna.
  • Wolverine Claws: Made of ice.
  • Yandere:
    • Sorta starts off as this. She gets better.
    • Remains a very mild comedic version in the anime, but starts resembling her manga side a lot more by the end of Season 2, though her mother, like Kurumu's, gets flanderized to accomplish this.
  • Yuki-onna: Mizore is a yuki-onna with the ability to make ice clones.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is light purple that goes icy blueish white when she's really using her powers in the anime, inspired from the manga where it's looks like it's iced over. Mostly justified by her being An Ice Person.
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     Ruby Tojo 
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Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (JP), Leah Clark (EN)

A witch from the human world who was part of a plot to destroy mankind as a response to a large garbage dump polluting her mistress' sanctuary. Despite not being an official student, she receives permission to become a member of the Newspaper Club as its assistant advisor (though she prefers to take orders).


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the anime, she appears earlier on and helps fight Kuyou and the Student Police. In the manga, Ruby first appeared in the arc immediately preceding Kuyou's defeat, and never even meets him until near the end of Season II, where he reappears as a member of Fairy Tale.
  • Brains and Bondage: She's The Smart Guy of the Newspaper Club, has extensive knowledge of various monsters and forms of magic, is a capable strategist, works as the direct assistant to the school's board chairman, and is a blatant masochist who compares tying herself up BDSM-style to winding the phone cord around your finger when you're bored.
  • Brick Joke: Ruby does not mind being shocked.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents were killed by a car collision.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Many things happened..."
    • Running Gag in the anime.
    • In the dubbed version "It's a long story..."
  • Defector from Decadence: She was part of a plot to wipe out a human city, but turned due to Tsukune's kindness.
    • The anime heavily changed the plot, replacing Ruby's master, who was revealed to by Dead All Along, and Ruby attempted to carry out the plan. The changes made to Ruby resulted in her being completely insane in her 1st appearence.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime, she's Put on a Bus after her first appearance since changed the order the story arcs it was adapting to have Kuyo appear after she did, while it was the other around in the manga, and proceeded to play almost no role in Capu2.
  • Fantastic Racist: Had a hatred of humans until meeting Tsukune.
  • Happiness in Slavery: When asked what her relationship to Tsukune is, she answers "plaything".
    • In the original/fan translation of the manga, this is "toy". The undercase is deliberate.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She's dressed as a hot racer in a piece of official character artwork, and as can be expected, she doesn't even bother with the zipper on that leather unitard.
  • Heroic RRoD: Her Iron Maiden form gives her tremendous power in exchange for putting enormous strain on her body. What a delight!
  • Power Gives You Wings: Sprouts six crow-like wings from her back when she puts her Game Face on. They actually serve as her primary weapon.
  • Prehensile Hair: A very weird variant - she uses the prehensile feathers of her magical wings as Combat Tentacles and Razor Floss in battle.
  • Razor Floss: See Prehensile Hair above.
  • Should Have Thought of That Before X: In Capu2 episode 7, Kurumu, Mizore, and Yukari get involved in a massive fight over Tsukune, causing damage to the surrounding neighborhood and risking a Broken Masquerade, and eventually forcing Tsukune to unleash Inner Moka to forcibly break them up. The next morning, Ruby arrives in the bus to drag them back to school; when Kurumu furiously objects, not wanting to go back to school just yet, Ruby just throws her into the bus, snapping, "Well, you should've thought of that before causing such a big ruckus in the human world!"
  • Straight Man: She clearly loves Tsukune but rarely engages in the same amount of harem bickering over him as the other girls do.
  • The Sixth Ranger: her general role in the serious storylines in the manga after her introductory arc.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: She wrote it.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: At one point she actually orgasmed over too much of an electric shock. She also absentmindedly ties herself up BDSM style, a habit she compares to winding the phone cord around your finger.
    • When she handed Tsukune the magical whip, she blushed and assured him that she wasn't asking him to hit her with it — and then hinted broadly that she'd like it if he did. In the next panel, after he's told her he isn't into that sort of thing, she's clearly disappointed...
    • In a later chapter, the group is cornered by Raika, one of the six subdivision leaders of Fairy Tale, who proceeds to assault Ruby with what was presumed to be a fatal electrical discharge...and she gets up, blushing and stating "I don't hate being shocked. <3"
  • Tragic Bigot: Her reason for initially despising humans with a passion was because they killed her parents while they were on vacation. The fact that this was in a car crash and that there were no non-humans on the road they could have collided with makes the foundation of her hatred pretty shaky, but it's made more believable in that her bigotry was enforced and nursed by her psychotic witch mentor for the entire rest of her life before the story began.
  • Vague Age: She was estimated to be 17 at one point, but no one can say for sure.
  • Winged Humanoid: Can sprout six black-feathered wings.

     Ginei Morioka 
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Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

A werewolf and the president of the Newspaper Club. He is a second-year student at Yokai Academy and a shameless peeping tom who initially began as an antagonist to Tsukune, but becomes somewhat of a sempai to him and his friends.


  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a pervert who immediately gets his ass kicked by his victims, but he's one of the strongest characters in the series.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: By San-sempai.
  • Flash Step: One of the fastest characters. When Kokoa attacked him with a rapier, she made several slashes at his afterimage before she even noticed that he had moved.
  • Frameup: In his debut appearance, he set up Tsukune to take the fall for Gin's own perversions as part of a plan to take Moka for himself. While Moka is quick to fall for it, Kurumu and Yukari play detective and manage to expose Gin to the whole school. In the manga, Kurumu follows Tsukune and gets a first-hand look at Gin setting his plan to get him out of the way in motion, then rescues Tsukune from the vengeful locker room girls, confronts Gin on the roof, and presents a testimony that confirms Moka's already-growing doubts about Tsukune's role in the incident.
  • Generation Xerox: With Touhou Fuhai. Both are Tall, Dark, and Handsome Bishounen, Chivalrous Perverts, admire the female friend who is stronger than them, and they have a Vitriolic Best Buds relationship with Haiji and Mikogami, respectively.
  • Handsome Lech: If he wasn't such a pervert, Gin's looks alone would probably net him many admirers.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may come off as shallow and selfish, Ginei is actually a quite caring person and a good friend.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Let's allow Kurumu to explain it better:
    That guy's a pervert who gropes girls' breastsnote  as a "hello", and steals things from the girls' changing room.
  • Lunacy: He needs a full moon to fight at his maximum. He lost a fight to Moka when a cloud covered the moon mid-attack.
  • Near-Villain Victory: In his first appearance, the only reason Inner Moka managed to defeat him is because a cloud covered the moon and weakened him.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He can transform at will. The level of moonlight shining on him determines his power level. The more common "vampires have speed, werewolves have strength" theme is inverted, with a note that werewolves' speed is their most powerful asset.
  • Pet the Dog: Whenever he aids the Five-Man Band and his love of San. Also, he seems genuinely concerned about Kurumu.
  • Sempai/Kohai: With San.
    • And the rest of the Newspaper Club (read, the protagonists) consider him as their senpai, too.
  • Ship Tease: With San.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Justified since he needs the full moon exposed to be at full strength.
  • Those Two Guys: With Haiji.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Haiji seems to mostly be this. Anytime the two are seen together, they are constantly snarking at one another, even while teaming up to fight Fairy Tale.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: During his very short stint as a villain, he was the first to have a Near-Villain Victory against Inner Moka, only losing due to the dumb luck of a cloud covering the moon.

     Kokoa Shuzen 
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Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Kira Vincent-Davis (EN)

The younger half-sister of Moka Akashiya. Like her sister, Kokoa is also a vampire, but her powers are not sealed and does not carry the same level of supernatural strength that Moka possesses. To compensate for it, she has a pet bat named Kou that can transform into a variety of weapons and wields it with enough strength to make herself formidable. Kokoa despises Moka for sealing away her inner personality, whom she adores and loves. Before Moka left to study at the academy and prior to her receiving the rosario, the sisters often clashed with one another, although Kokoa could never defeat Moka in a duel.


  • A-Cup Angst: Bonded with Yukari over this. Doesn't seem like it will be a problem once she's a bit older though.
  • Accidental Public Confession: In Capu2 episode 11, after all of the chaos caused by Lilith's Mirror is resolved by Ruby, Kokoa angrily chews Ruby out for ruining everything and ends up revealing that she was the one who stole Lilith's Mirror from the academy and caused the entire mess. Ruby promptly drags her off to be punished.
    Kokoa: Me and my big mouth!
  • Big Sister Worship: She idolizes Inner Moka, but hates Outer Moka. Taken Up to Eleven in the anime
  • Blood Knight: Obsessed with fighting Inner Moka.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Especially in the anime, where she's openly rude, disrespectful, and bitchy to everyone she comes in contact with, especially Outer Moka, and looks down on everyone around her. Inner Moka is the only character that she's even remotely nice to, and that's just because of her Big Sister Worship.
  • Break the Haughty: When she learns that Tsukune, Mizore, and Kurumu are all superior to her when it comes to training and experience.
    • She also realizes anime Tsukune is braver than she thought in Season 2 when he faces off against her father, and even dials down on her disrespect of him somewhat.
  • Brick Break: Busted through 13 tombstone slabs.
  • Broken Bird: We meet some more of her family in chapter 57. As it turns out, her, Akasha and Moka are the only ones that even approach being normal.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the anime.
  • Can't Catch Up: how she views herself next to her sisters. All of them are far, far stronger than her.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: At least in her early manga appearances; she starts out as a mild example (compared to other examples, that is) and even claims to have been "born into a family of villains" when bringing Moka to the dungeon on school grounds in an attempt to bring out what she believes to be a massive bloodlust.
  • Character Exaggeration: Capu2 exaggerated her Tsundere tendencies into borderline Jerkassery, while taking her preference for Inner Moka over Outer Moka and turning it into outright hatred for the latter, to the extent that she refuses to acknowledge Outer Moka as her sister at all.
  • Cry Cute: In chapter 57. And in chapter 64.
  • Custom Uniform: Her red sailor fuku.
  • Cute Bruiser: Not as strong as Inner Moka, but not too far off. Her main problem is that Moka has greater skill.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Then again, what do you expect from a female vampire?
  • Fantastic Racism: Believed vampires are inherently superior to everything else. Not anymore.
  • Flat "What.": Somehow manages to convey this with an expression in the upper right panel Season II chapter 9 page 11.
  • Glacier Waif: She's quite strong physically for such a short girl but so far just about everyone else in the series is faster than she is.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the manga, she makes the turn some time after Tsukune, who she had earlier accused of staining Moka's blood and causing her to become a lot less violent in nature, saves her from the Monster of the Week. It takes quite a bit longer in the anime, and under different circumstances (specifically, when he takes on her father). See Break the Haughty for more on both incidents.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She's accepted that maybe vampires aren't the end-all, be-all in terms of strength but she still knows that all three of her sisters are incredibly strong. Pretty much everything she's ever done was so she wouldn't feel like an outcast in her own family.
  • Jerkass to One: In the anime, Kokoa is more of a straight-up bitch than a Tsundere as she was in the manga and is generally rude, disrespectful, and bitchy to everyone, causing trouble for the rest of the cast on two separate occasions due to her attitude. However, she's especially a Jerkass to Outer Moka, refusing to acknowledge her as her sister.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Implied to be one since she gets Nosebleeds from female Fanservice and has yet to show interest in anyone other than Inner-Moka. She gets together with Haiji in the epilogue, but the relationship isn't all that romantic, with the narration implying that they think dating means being sparring partners.
  • Made of Iron: She shrugs off a steel-chair shot from Kurumu, and a kick from Inner Moka.
  • Mercy Kill: Her defeat of Kahlua can be seen as this.
  • Morph Weapon: Her pet bat, Kou-chan.
  • Nosebleed: Gets these at the sight of female fanservice and yaoi.
  • Official Couple: In the epilogue, it's revealed she and Haiji get together, though neither seems to actually understand what being a couple means.
  • Older Than She Looks: Despite being a year younger than Moka, she appears even younger than Yukari. The age-progression drops, however, make it clear that she's just a late bloomer.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Break 13 stone slabs by hand at once? Regularly carry around a 200-pound Morph Weapon like it's nothing and use it effectively? Kokoa has a pretty impressive array of powers... but when she hangs out with people who can make autonomous clones, create illusions capable of doing real harm, can summon monsters effortlessly, and can tear up steel like it's tissue paper, Kokoa seems like a much less incredible fighter.
    • Kokoa was temporarily aged up at one point and is both fairly strong and skilled. She's just a late bloomer, lacking the experience that everyone else has.
  • Red Is Heroic: She has red hair, and is one of the protagonists.
  • Shorttank: The closest the series comes to having this archetype.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from the weakest of the entire group to taking on Kahlua.
  • Tsundere: Moreso in the manga. The anime makes her straddle the line into Jerkass, albeit played heavily for comedy.
  • The Unfavorite: Her mother Gyokuro conceived her for the sole purpose of trying to get back some attention from Issa, who paid more attention to Akasha than to her; the plan didn't work out like Gyokuro hoped, and nowadays, Gyokuro hates Kokoa to the extent that she actually forced Kahlua to try to kill her.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Strongly implied to be the reason she lags behind the others. She's shown to be able to do several feats of strength, but she just doesn't have the experience in fighting that the others have.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Two examples, both in Capu2:
    • First, she badmouths curry in front of Apsara, who force-feeds her special curry to turn her into a "curry zombie" and then does the same to the rest of the school.
    • Then, a few episodes later, she steals Lilith's Mirror from the academy with the intent to use it to get Inner Moka back, but ends up mixing up packages with a visiting Kyouko, who inadvertently uses it to cause all of the academy's students to revert to their monster forms and go on a rampage, which nearly breaks The Masquerade.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of Kahlua. Guess who Kokoa has to face off against in the Fairy Tale arc.
  • Yandere: Tried killing Tsukune and Outer Moka so she can be with Inner Moka.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She nosebleeds over a Boys' Love manga.

     Fang-Fang Huang 
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The eldest and only son of a Chinese mafia family, the Huang. After hearing that Tsukune defeated the 7th sub-division of Fairy Tale (it was actually Ginei and Haiji), Fang-Fang tries to recruit him to his family... by marrying him. Needless to say, he always fails, even when offering to Marry Them All. However, it's implied that he has developed feelings to Yukari. He doesn't join the Newspaper Club until the epilogue chapter reveals that he already has.


  • Lamarck Was Right: Subverted and played straight. He's not even close to Touhou Fuhai in youjutsu ability, much less able to control his summoning as well as his father and Yukari. However, he did inherit his mother's martial arts talent.

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