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    Kuro (Sleepy Ash) 
Kuro/Sleepy Ash
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Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)

The stray cat Mahiru took in who turned out to be a very lazy vampire - the oldest and strongest of the Servamps, the Servamp of Sloth. He hates going outside or having to do anything at all (he'd rather spend his days napping or playing video games), but he will defend Mahiru at all costs.


  • All Work vs. All Play: The All Play to Mahiru's All Work. He'd rather laze around, play games and let others fight Tsubaki.
  • Alternate Character Reading: "Sleepy Ash" can be read as "The Silent Demise".
  • Animal Motifs: A cat.
  • Anti-Hero: To contrast with Mahiru's more straight-up heroic nature.
  • Awful Truth: How he feels about his past. "Some things you weren't meant to know. Some things... could kill you."
  • Badass Longcoat: With literal coattails!
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: Is a master of these, saying something that sounds nice to Mahiru, then continuing to turn it upside down into an insult. Whether he's doing that on purpose or if he actually means those nice things and just lapses into Tsundere mode is up to debate.
  • Berserk Button: Trying to harm Mahiru when he's around is a very bad idea. He isn't overfond of C3 either.
    • He did not take it well when Lawless referred to their creator as family.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He doesn't want to fight and he'll ignore a lot of things or just let them slip. But... DO NOT TOUCH MAHIRU.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Although he might be lazy and doesn't show his feelings very much, he does care about his younger siblings as shown with how angered he was when Tsubaki took Hyde's item and then destroyed it, making the fifth Servamp release the jin from his body.
  • Big Damn Heroes: With Mahiru when rescuing the Lust Pair and Tetsu from a seemingly hopeless situation against Tsubaki's subclass.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Mahiru at times. Whenever he says or does something silly Mahiru is likely to hit him for it.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this in the drama CDs on a regular basis.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He simply can't bring himself to admit that he cares about Mahiru a lot.
  • Casting a Shadow: His power, essentially. Aside from the shadowy claws he normally uses to fight, he can also create other larger shadow forms and use them to attack opponents or ward off dangers.
  • Catchphrase: "Can't deal..." and "How exhausting."
  • Cats Are Snarkers: He's not even a real cat, but he's still very snarky.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: In the first fight against Berukia, he originally tries to run away, but Mahiru refuses and goes up against Berukia on his own. Just when the latter is about to seriously hurt him, Kuro returns and takes the blow for his future Eve.
  • Character Development: Once Mahiru snaps him out of his Heroic BSoD, he decides to stop running away, face his past mistakes and talk things out with Tsubaki. Or at least try, because Tsubaki doesn't want to.
  • Chick Magnet: At school, thanks to his Cute Kitten form.
  • Coat Cape: Wears his coat like this in many illustrations.
  • The Comically Serious: Much of the humor in his interactions with Mahiru comes from him poking fun at Mahiru with the most deadpan voice and expression imaginable.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's the strongest of all the Servamps. You wouldn't suspect it from the way he usually acts - even Mahiru was surprised to hear that bit.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He doesn't stand a chance against Tsubaki at the beginning. Six volumes and some leveling up later, he and Mahiru are the ones dealing out a defeat like that when they rescue Misono, Lily and Tetsu and beat Tsubaki's subclass in no time at all.
  • Cute Kitten: In cat form.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He knows how to invoke this in people by using his cat form. It doesn't work on Mahiru.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The reason why he's so lazy? The one time he made a decision and did something of his own accord, he killed the creator of the Servamps and ended up questioning and regretting his decision forever.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With emphasis on "deadpan". He's quick to snark at Mahiru's antics, or anybody's antics in general, while keeping a perfectly blank face.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to C3 when they hold him and Mahiru captive and separate them.
  • Deliberately Cute Cat: Often acts like this, especially when trying to calm an annoyed Mahiru down. It doesn't work.
  • Deuteragonist: The second most important character after Mahiru - obviously, as he's his partner and roommate.
  • Disney Death: Downplayed, as Servamps can't actually die, but this is basically what happens when he disappears into a black ball, along with Mahiru's Lead. Mahiru can't even talk to him for some time and fears that he might be lost in this state forever. He gets better, of course.
  • The Drag-Along: Does he want to get involved in the whole Tsubaki business? No. Does that keep Mahiru from dragging him in anyway? Hell no.
  • Dynamic Entry: With Mahiru, after recovering from his Heroic BSoD and returning to save the others in a Big Damn Heroes moment. They come crashing in through the window at the top of a huge skyscraper of a hotel.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In the first chapter he had "Don't wake me up" written on the back of his coat, as well as golden buttons on his boots. Both later disappeared, along with a few other details, presumably to make him easier and faster to draw.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Him sitting in front of the TV, eating cup ramen and not happy to be caught in his human form. "Man... I'd rather die than deal with this..."
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Kuro is never seen without them.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Mahiru, but he'd never admit that.
  • Foil: To Mahiru. While the former is a more straight-up hero, Kuro is a lazy Anti-Hero who is withdrawn, hates showing emotion, and only helps because he has to (or that's what he'd like people to believe).
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He almost says this word-for-word when introducing himself.
  • The Gadfly: At times. He likes teasing Mahiru, to the latter's exasperation.
  • Heroic BSoD: After running into Lawless and being reminded of his backstory as the one who killed the creator of the Servamps. He gets better.
  • He's Back: After recovering from said Heroic BSoD.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mahiru, especially post-Character Development when they grow even closer.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He tries to hide the fact that he genuinely cares about Mahiru behind excuses why he had to say or do something nice.
  • Hikikomori: A self-proclaimed one. Not that Mahiru ever lets him stay at home.
  • I Am a Monster: Seems to have thought so from the very beginning, but it got even worse after he killed the creator of the Servamps.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Instead of using his vampire powers to fight against Tsubaki, he'd rather live a quiet, peaceful life.
  • Internalized Categorism: He sees the vampires as monsters and hates himself for being one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He complains whenever he has to help Mahiru with something, but he always ends up doing it anyway.
  • King of Beasts: His true form.
  • The Lancer: To Mahiru's Hero. He's the deuteragonist and Mahiru's partner, and their personalities work as foil to each other.
  • Lazy Bum: He's not called the Servamp of Sloth for nothing.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: He and Mahiru are almost never not bickering. They're also inseparable.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Mahiru named him Kuro ("black") because his cat form has black fur.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Even when he's in his human form, the reflection in the mirror shows a cat. It only happens once in the first chapter though, so whether the authors stuck with it or whether it's a case of Early Installment Weirdness is up to debate.
  • Moment Killer: He ruins many a Friendship Moment with Mahiru by backing out and claiming that he didn't actually mean to be nice.
  • Monster Roommate: To Mahiru. They don't really have a choice because they're bound by the contract.
  • My Greatest Failure: Killing the creator of the Servamps. He still hasn't forgiven himself for that.
  • The Nicknamer: Gives nicknames to the other Eves, such as "Bastard-chan" for Misono and "Onsen guy" for Tetsu.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His design is certainly unusual for the deuteragonist and poster boy of a series that's often classified as shoujo. He's not drawn pretty (although fans would disagree), and he has dark bags under his eyes.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: But only around Mahiru, who doesn't seem to mind.
  • Not a Morning Person: Mahiru needs to literally drag him out of bed in the morning.
  • Panthera Awesome: His true form is a huge black lion.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He has yet to smile in the series. There is, however, a piece of promotional art that shows him smiling.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Mahiru's red.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He tries to pull this in the first Berukia fight and run away, but Mahiru's not having it (and neither is Berukia).
  • Sleep-Mode Size: His cat form was this all along. His true animal form is a lion, and a gigantic one at that, but he hasn't used it for who knows how long because he lost the will to fight.
  • Stepford Snarker: A mild example. He hides his true feelings behind his usual lazy, snarky, don't-care-about-nothing façade.
  • Stock Animal Name: Mahiru named him, a black cat, "Kuro," which is pretty much the Japanese equivalent of "Blacky." It gets lampshaded by Misono.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He usually acts like he doesn't care about anything and anyone, but there are rare moments when he reveals that he does care and simply has trouble showing it.
  • Super-Deformed: Shrinks down to chibi size while trapped inside the black Heroic BSoD ball.
  • Super Loser: Downplayed - he can be cool and badass when he gets serious. It's just that most of the time he acts more like a perpetually tired, lazy teen than anything else.
  • Sweet Tooth: If his love of cookies and cream ice cream and overly sweet soft drinks is of any indication. He's mostly got a weakness for junk food though.
  • Tempting Fate: After their first meeting he told Mahiru that they'd never get along. No points for guessing how that went.
  • This Loser Is You: More relatable than Mahiru due to his laziness, insecurities and social awkwardness.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A massive one after Mahiru snaps him out of his Heroic BSoD. Turns out his animal form isn't a cat - it's a huge lion. The ensuing battle against Tsubaki's subclass ends up being rather... one-sided.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen and potato chips.
  • Tranquil Fury: Lapses into this when he's mad. Which is when you should probably get the hell out of Dodge.
  • True Companions: With Mahiru. They don't always act like it, but they're this.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Mahiru. He'll do anything to protect him - even offer to work together with C3, which he hates more than anything.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He turns into lion form and nearly rips Tsubaki apart after the latter injured Mahiru.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mahiru. He hates to admit it, but he cares about him a lot.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is light blue.
  • You Watch Too Much X: Tells Mahiru that he reads too much shounen manga in the first fight against Berukia. Well, Kuro, guess what you're in...

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     Hugh the Dark Algernon III (Old Child) 
Hugh the Dark Algernon III/Old Child
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Voiced by: Ayumu Murase

The second Servamp, the Servamp of Pride. Hugh looks like a child in a vampire costume, but his manners and behavior show that he's much older and essentially a gentleman in a child's body (most of the time, anyway). He's always trying to appear as vampirelike as possible and is very happy to have found an Eve like Tetsu.


  • Antiquated Linguistics: His speech pattern is rather... old-fashioned, to say the least.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: His clothes don't seem to have changed much over the past few centuries.
  • Badass Adorable: He looks like a cute five-year-old dressing up as a vampire. He's also the second oldest vampire in the world, and strong enough to prove it.
  • Big Entrance: Subverted. He tries to make one but it falls flat.
  • Brains and Brawn: The most intelligent Servamp is paired with Tetsu who is all muscle but no brains.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He usually averts this, but he does end up acting like one when he gets annoyed with Mikuni.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Hugh does manage to recover after getting jin extracted out of his body, but he doesn't have his powers anymore.
  • Cheerful Child: Looks like one, and more often than not acts like one. Loses the cheerful kid personality after recovering from losing his jin. He now acts like an old man.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: The closest thing the series has to one, as lampshaded by Mahiru. Even he is more of a classical movie vampire wannabe though.
  • Close-Up on Head: Only his face is shown when he first makes a dramatic entrance. Cue Reveal Shot, and we see that he's actually tiny.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: His current name has shades of this, although it's a bit too over-the-top to be taken seriously.
  • Emo: The poetry he writes for Kuro in the second drama CD definitely falls into this category, and it's done Up to Eleven.
  • Foil: To Tetsu. While the latter is a child in an adult's body, Hugh is essentially a tiny gentleman who looks like a child.
  • High-Class Glass: Often wears one.
  • High Collar of Doom: Of course his typical vampire outfit wouldn't be complete without one.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Proudly declares that a real vampire would never get excited over a sports match on TV like Tetsu does - then is shown sitting on Tetsu's shoulders, cheering even louder than his Eve, in the very next panel.
  • Immortal Immaturity: He tries so hard to act like a century-old vampire, but unfortunately for him, that doesn't always work out.
  • Name That Unfolds Like Lotus Blossom: Not as long as some examples, but it still fits.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat. It's almost as tall as he is.
  • Not So Above It All: As much as he tries to act both adultlike and vampirelike, sometimes he can't help his inner child shining through.
  • Older Than They Look: Even more so than the other Servamps - he looks like a five-year-old child.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Wears one, but it doesn't have much of an effect because both he and the cape are kind of small.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Sure, he's one of the Servamps and well-known and powerful enough, but he's not nearly as scary or intimidating as he thinks he is.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Doesn't have the cutesy personality but definitely has the looks.

     Jeje (Doubt Doubt) 
Jeje/Doubt Doubt
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

The third of the Servamps, the Servamp of Envy, Jeje is a loner who talks little but can get pretty violent when angered (usually by Mikuni). Little is known about him, even his face is a secret; he can transform into a snake and wields several guns during fights.


  • Badass Baritone: And how. His voice is really deep and rumbling.
  • Badass Longcoat: If that... thing he's wearing is a coat, it definitely counts.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Mikuni - he's the tsukkomi to his Eve's boke, attacking him with his guns when he goes too far with his antics.
  • Brown Bag Mask: His face remains hidden under a stack of these.
  • Butt-Monkey: Becomes this thanks to being the constant victim of Mikuni's jokes and pranks.
  • Corner of Woe: He occasionally sits in it when he gets too tired of Mikuni's shenanigans.
  • The Faceless: Nobody (except, perhaps, for Mikuni) knows how his face looks like. Early illustrations show him with his face unveiled, but those are a case of Early Installment Weirdness.
  • The Gunslinger: He wields several guns in each hand.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is really deep, rough and rumbling.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets very mad very easily, especially when Mikuni is concerned. Then again, this is Mikuni we're talking about, so his anger may be pretty justified.
  • Hikikomori: Before making a contract with Mikuni's mother and later Mikuni, he used to hide in the Alicein mansion's basement for who knows how many generations, never interacting with anyone unless necessary.
  • The Quiet One: He talks little, and when he does, it's usually in mumbles.
  • The Un-Reveal: At one point Mikuni tasks the others with taking off his three bag masks, but just when his face is about to be revealed, Mikuni covers it up with his hat.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Mikuni, who makes a point of getting on his last nerve. He returns the favor by firing bullets at his Eve.

    The Mother 
The Mother/Freya
Voiced by:Ami Koshimizu

The fourth Servamp, the Servamp of Wrath. She always looks like she's about to kill someone, but surprisingly enough she's usually rather calm (which doesn't keep Lily from being terrified of her). Her current name and Eve have yet to be revealed. With her previous Eve dead, she offers Tsurugi to take her as a Servamp. Which unfortunately didn't work out. But she did find herself a new Eve, Izuna Nobel.


    Lawless 
Lawless/Hyde
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Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

The fifth Servamp, the Servamp of Greed, he is known for picking celebrities as his Eves and killing them as soon as he gets tired of them. Cheerful and energetic in nature, he doesn't get along with his current Eve, Licht. Acting is his passion and he is very prone to quoting Shakespeare at every opportunity.


    World End 
World End

The sixth of the Servamps, the Servamp of Gluttony. Brash and hot-tempered as he is, he's still a decent guy on the inside who follows a strong code of who to hurt and not hurt. His name and Eve are still a mystery.


  • Anime Hair: His hair is either this or held up by an unhealthy amount of hair gel, what with the way it sticks up straight.
  • Big Eater: He's the Servamp of Gluttony, what did you expect?
  • Cuteness Proximity: He can't raise a hand against cute animals - something Kuro exploits to avoid fights with him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He is introduced crashing through a bush and yelling at Kuro to fight him. Kuro, obviously used to the whole deal, transforms into a cat, and while World End gets mad at him for taking such a cute form, he can't hurt him.
  • Extreme Omnivore: True to the sin he represents, he's always hungry and not picky about what he eats. He even eats his glass when first meeting Mahiru at the family restaurant.
  • Heroic Albino: White hair, red eyes and on the side of the heroes.
  • Hot-Blooded: So very much, as seen in his introduction alone.
  • Incoming Ham: His first appearance. As soon as he spots Kuro, he makes his way over to him, running right through a bush, yelling his name at the top of his lungs and challenging him to a fight.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he acts hot-blooded and picks fights, he can't raise a hand against cute animals, sick or old people, women and children.
  • Large Ham: He's very prone to yelling.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He'd never hurt a weak target, including women.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Of course, children are also on his off-limits list.

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    Snow Lily (All of Love} 
Snow Lily/All of Love
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Voiced by: Kazuma Horie (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English)

The youngest of the original Servamps, the Servamp of Lust. Lily has been serving the Alicein family for generations and is currently bound to Misono. He is friendly and charming and prone to stripping in public. Lily is a magic user who can create illusions and alter people's memories.


  • Agent Peacock: A skilled fighter and magic user and very concerned about his appearance - see Disproportionate Retribution below.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Acts like one to Misono, stripping in public, teasing him or walking in on him when he's doing something embarrassing.
  • The Atoner: A variation, as he's not atoning for something he himself did but for the sin he represents. He rescues and takes in unwanted children who were only born because of lust.
  • Battle Butler: To the Alicein family.
  • Bishōnen: Hugh commented how he still happened to be beautiful even after a long while.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After being stabbed by Otogiri. He gradually gets better.
  • The Charmer: He's quite a gentleman and has a way with ladies.
  • Chick Magnet: Thanks to his charming personality and his looks.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In a fight against Berukia, he and Misono use a technique that basically crushes the opponent's soul. Lily's remark? "That's for cutting off a piece of my hair."
  • Establishing Character Moment: His very first appearance shows him undressing, with his shirt and pants about to fall down, complete with Bishie Sparkle.
  • Friend to All Children: He takes in abandoned and dying children and brings them to the Alicein estate. Those who can be saved grow up normally, those who don't make it become vampires.
  • The Gadfly: He likes messing with Misono.
  • Gentle Giant: Lily stands at 190 cm and is probably the nicest of the Servamps.
  • Hair Antennae: Like Misono's Idiot Hair, they're just a visual quirk and don't say much about his personality or intelligence.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and a very nice guy.
  • Keigo: His speech pattern - very formal and polite.
  • Little Brother Is Watching: He doesn't smoke in front of any of the teens.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Still a borderline example, but flashbacks show that his hair used to be much longer and tied into a side ponytail.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Even when he's fully dressed his shirt is still half unbuttoned, and he's very prone to undressing (much to Misono's annoyance).
  • Nice Guy: Very nice and soft-spoken most of the time, even while fighting.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Berukia has to pay for cutting off some of his hair.
  • Old Retainer: He doesn't look the part, but he's this to Misono, his father, grandfather and who knows how many more heads of the Alicein family, having served them for centuries.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The others are seriously creeped out when he stops trying to undress after Otogiri stabs him and he temporarily loses his powers.
  • Parental Substitute: He's pretty much this to Misono, as his father is rarely home because of work and his mother is dead.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The scenes where he doesn't smile are quite rare.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Don't strip!"
  • Running Gag: His constant attempts to undress.
  • Sinister Scythe: He wields a gigantic one in fights.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Played with. While he's one of the good guys and is often shown smoking in a gentlemanlike manner, he acknowledges that it's not his best habit.
  • Spiders Are Scary: He's afraid of them.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Alicein family and to Misono, his current Eve.

Eves

    Mahiru Shirota 
Mahiru Shirota
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Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

The Protagonist of the series, a boy in his first year of high school. He lost his mother many years ago and now lives with his uncle, who is rarely home because of work. Mahiru is a kind, pragmatic boy who likes simple things and dislikes complicated ones.


  • All-Loving Hero: Mahiru is nice to everyone by default, unless they hurt him or his friends. He's also unwilling to fight, let alone kill any vampires, and would rather make peace with Tsubaki and his crew.
  • All Work vs. All Play: The All Work to Kuro's All Play. He likes taking matters in his own hands and often gets annoyed when he thinks the others don't treat the situation seriously enough.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like hurting others, but if you hurt his friends, run.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He'll try to befriend you even if you antagonize them. He'll try to talk things out. He'll give you a chance. But if you hurt innocents or his friends, you're screwed.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Plays this role to Tetsu, who fittingly calls him "big brother Mahirunote ."
  • Big Damn Heroes: With Kuro when they come to the rescue of Misono, Lily and Tetsu, who are outnumbered and pretty much powerless against Tsubaki's subclass.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Tetsu, as pointed out by Kuro when he wonders if they get along so well because they're both simple.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Lead eventually powers up into a spear.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Kuro at times, and also with Sakuya at the beginning. He always plays the "boke" part.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: With Sakuya, or so he thought.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When Kuro is temporarily trapped in a ball and he loses the ability to use his Lead. They both get better.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ryuusei, Koyuki and Sakuya. Well, not with Sakuya.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Always trying to save everyone. Everyone. Even his enemies.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Kuro is trapped in a ball and he asks Tetsu to help get him back out using... a saw. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
    Mahiru: Sorry, Kuro! I was wrong... I can't just rely on Tetsu's strength alone!
    Kuro: (moved) Mahiru...
    Mahiru: I need to do it myself!
  • Cooldown Hug: In the anime he gives one to Tsubaki of all people after seeing his Dark and Troubled Past, managing to get him to stop trying to kill him and Kuro at least for the moment.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Kuro don't stand a chance against Tsubaki when they first meet him. Later they're the ones curbstomping their opponents when they fly to Misono, Tetsu and Lily's rescue and defeat Tsubaki's subclass in no time at all.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Determinator: Once he decides he'll do something he does it. No matter what.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is never even mentioned. Mahiru probably doesn't know him at all.
  • Dynamic Entry: With Kuro, when returning in a Big Damn Heroes moment after Kuro recovers from his Heroic BSoD. They crash in through the window. At the very top of a skyscraper.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "MahiMahi", in the drama and character CDs.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Him bursting into the class, which is currently discussing the tasks for the school festival café, and scolding them for debating for such a long time. He then says that he already tried making some cookies, lets his classmates try some, and when they remask that the cookies are delicious even though they're simple, he declares, "Simple is best!" Enough said.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Kuro. They disliked each other in the beginning, but after facing a lot of dangers together, they're practically inseparable (which doesn't keep them from bickering).
    • A minor example is him and Misono. They didn't get along at first, but quickly discovered that they had the same goal, and Mahiru soon ended up calling Misono his friend.
  • Foil: To Kuro. He is a kind-hearted, if somewhat temperamental boy who reaches out to people and wants to help anyone and everyone, while Kuro is withdrawn and more of an Anti-Hero.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Misono accuses him of being this for giving Kuro such a simple and uncreative name.
  • The Heart: He's the one who brought the team together and keeps it together, as well as the one who gives everyone courage.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kuro, especially after the latter goes through some Character Development.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He simply can't tell who to trust or not trust, and he's aware of that flaw.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has his moments. He gets fired up or angry pretty easily - the latter is usually Kuro's fault.
  • House Husband: He qualifies even though he's single, doing all the housework chores by himself. Kuro has even nicknamed him "Housewife".
  • How Do I Shot Web?: It takes him awhile to figure out how to summon and use his Lead after he gets it, let alone what exactly to do with it in the first place.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His Lead is a broom. Ultimately subverted when it powers up and turns into a spear.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Implied. He did take cat!Kuro in, name him, and really seemed to like his new pet, after all.
  • Kirk Summation: Gives one to Tsubaki at their first meeting, telling him to face his emotions and his situation. Tsubaki, of course, won't listen.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: With Kuro. They're never not bickering, unless the situation is very serious.
  • Magnetic Hero: Since he's so kind, it's very easy for him to capture people's hearts and draw them over to his side, sometimes resulting in Conflicting Loyalty on their part.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mahiru" means "noon", the brightest time in a day, a possible reference as him being the leader in their little team against Tsubaki, it is also a sharp contrast to "Kuro"
  • Missing Mom: His mother died when he was still in elementary school.
  • Naïve Newcomer: New to the world of the Servamps, he's often the one who asks questions so the audience can understand what's going on.
  • The Napoleon: Not to the degree of Misono, but he's one of the shortest characters and quite Hot-Blooded.
  • Neat Freak: He doesn't like it when Kuro makes a mess and takes cleaning very seriously.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the nicest people in the series, even though he will fight back if he thinks it's necessary.
  • Only Friend: To Misono and Sakuya before they both also found other friends, and also to Kuro, who doesn't seem to be close to anyone except him for a long time.
  • Only Sane Man: So much. He is often responsible for Lampshade Hanging whenever things start getting crazy around him.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Just a normal high school freshman who just happens to pick up the Servamp of Sloth in cat form and make a contract with him.
  • Power of Trust: A firm believer in this, and manages to pull many a jaded or proud character over to his side with it.
  • The Promise: He promises Sakuya to stop Tsubaki and end the war, as it's the only way they can be friends again.
    • He later also gives one to Kuro, promising him to face whatever Kuro can't face alone for him and be someone his Servamp can rely on as much as he relies on his Servamp.
  • Real Men Cook: He has to, seeing as he has to take care of himself most of the time.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Kuro's blue.
  • Serious Business: Everything he takes care of becomes this to him, no matter if it's cleaning, schoolwork or the war of the Servamps. Kuro has to remind him to relax a little.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He got quite a few of his quirks from his uncle, including his love of simple things. They also both show perfectly identical reactions to first stumbling across human Kuro in the apartment.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Sakuya's and occasionally Kuro's Wise Guy.
  • Supreme Chef: His entire class loves his cooking, even though (or, according to him, because) it's fairly simple.
  • Team Mom: More hot-tempered than the usual team mom, but there's still a reason why Kuro likes to nickname him "Housewife" or "Mommy". He's also the one who keeps the team together.
  • Tears of Remorse: He cries them when Kuro enters his abnormal state (triggered by his Heroic BSoD) and he can't even see him or hear his voice for awhile and thinks he's lost forever. He tearfully apologizes to Kuro, realizing that all he ever did was rely on his power instead of supporting his Servamp like he should have. His speech actually manages to partly bring Kuro back.
  • Technical Pacifist: He's very firmly opposed to killing anyone, and he'd rather resolve the conflict by talking than fighting, but he's willing to defend himself and his friends in a fight if necessary.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Very firmly believes in this and also tries to persuade his allies to follow the same rule.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He gradually gets better and better at using his Lead.
  • True Companions: With pretty much his entire team, but especially with Kuro - even though it doesn't always show.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his friends.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kuro. As long as everything's all right, they don't stop bickering, but when one of them gets in trouble it becomes clear how much they actually care for each other.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Somehow he always ends up running into vampires, other Eves, or C3 as soon as he goes out on the street.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Sakuya, who cut off their friendship after discovering that they're technically enemies. He still views him as a friend though.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: The other characters (especially Misono) occasionally call him out for being too kind and idealistic. Mahiru doesn't care.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: A mild example. He can be short-tempered or naive at times, but he's much more reasonable and emotionally mature than most sixteen-year-olds.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Says as much to Kuro.
  • You Are Not Alone: He tells this to many people, such as Misono, Sakuya, Kuro and more.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: His explanation that his harmless-looking new cat can talk and is actually a vampire just makes his friends think he's gone nuts. The fact that he is still shocked and excited by the discovery himself and Kuro's lack of cooperation don't exactly help his case.

    Misono Alicein 
Misono Alicein
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Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)

The first Eve Mahiru meets, Misono is a first year in high school and the Eve of the Servamp of Lust, Snow Lily. He is a rather proud, very intelligent boy who has trouble showing his real emotions. He has lots of vampire children, Lily's subclass, staying at his house.


  • Adorkable: Whenever he is ridiculously proud of something he probably shouldn't take as much pride in, such as his disguise when infiltrating the hotel - complete with platform soles!
  • Alice Allusion: His last name.
  • Amusing Injuries: Suffers from these on a regular basis - he's pretty clumsy when he's not getting down to business.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is smart, great at making plans, and most of his fighting tactics involve outsmarting the enemy rather than using brute strength.
  • Bad Liar: According to Lily, one can always see it from a mile away if he's hiding something.
  • Big Fancy House: Lives in one.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Tetsu's Big Guy.
  • Bishōnen: One of Mahiru's female classmates remarks that he has a pretty face.
  • Brains and Brawn: Brains to Tetsu's brawn.
  • Break the Cutie: His backstory. When he was younger his stepmother attempted to kill him out of jealousy for his real mother; back then he thought she was his real mom and had to witness Mikuni forming a bond with Jeje and killing her to save his life. No wonder Lily sealed those memories away.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not to the same degree as Shuuhei, but he's still prone to having small accidents, falling asleep mid-sentence, and generally messing up whenever he looks cool for more than a minute.
  • The Chessmaster: Responsible for making plans and outsmarting others.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: According to Lily's subclass, he still believes in Santa Claus.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and purple eyes.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He acts very cold and aloof at the beginning, but eventually mellows out and becomes nicer as he opens up to the others.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": He has a lot of trouble thanking Mahiru and Tetsu whenever they help him out.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He doesn't exactly appreciate Tetsu calling him "Chibi."
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His school uniform jacket is two different shades of purple on both sides.
  • Foil: To Tetsu - he's physically weak but a quick thinker, experienced Eve and has a desire to be in charge, while Tetsu is physically strong but neither very smart nor experienced as an Eve and doesn't want to take responsibility. He's also socially awkward and has trouble conveying his emotions while Tetsu is very open about what he thinks.
  • Friendless Background: Before meeting Mahiru, he didn't have a single friend.
  • Friendship Moment: Shares quite a few of these with Tetsu, such as the latter helping him break open the door to the building where Mikuni's room was and saying he does it because they're friends, or him comforting Tetsu after Hugh is defeated.
  • Friend to All Children: He deeply cares for the vampire kids resting at his mansion and is occasionally shown playing with little children. Misono being Misono, he'd never admit any of that, of course.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Very prone to doing this when yelling at Lily not to strip.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Doesn't even know how to reply to texts, let alone handle the drink dispensers at the karaoke parlor and Tetsu's place.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports one that's huge even by anime standards. Some characters even call him "Ahoge" as a nickname.
  • Ill Boy: He is anything but athletic and has very poor health. He seems to get better over the course of the story though.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Ahoge" (courtesy of many people) and "Chibi" (courtesy of Tetsu).
  • Insufferable Genius: Shows shades of this. He is rather proud of his brains.
  • The Klutz: He's pretty accident-prone when he's not getting serious in a fight, and bonus pages also show that he can't dance, among other things.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He doesn't remember Mikuni killing their mother because Lily sealed his memories away.
  • Last-Name Basis: Calls everyone by their last name (if available).
  • Lonely Rich Kid: His loneliness has nothing to do with his money though. It's mostly because he's a socially awkward Ill Boy who can't go out much.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: He's awed and confused by a drink dispenser and the karaoke machine (although that's also because he's Hopeless with Tech), and in the second drama CD he gets very excited about sitting under a kotatsu and eating "commoners' nabe."
  • Mundane Utility: His Lead is a chair. While he can perform some amazing tricks with it, he's also seen summoning it when he just wants to sit down.
  • The Napoleon: His temper is as short as he is.
  • Older Than They Look: Tetsu mistakes him for an elementary school kid when they first meet.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Tsubaki in the Greed arc, thanks to him pulling a Kansas City Shuffle.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: At least, thin enough for Sakuya to see through it in an instant when they infiltrate the hotel where the Greed pair is held captive. Seeing as he even wore platform shoes to make himself taller, Misono is understandably upset.
  • Princely Young Man: Appears to be a mixture of the Spoiled Brat type and the Ice King type at first, but is ultimately a nice person who's tired of being sheltered and pampered.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Purple-haired, purple-eyed, often found wearing purple, and from a rich and noble background.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Is he ever. He's been spoiled, babied and protected from the world outside by Lily and his father and is rather out of touch with normal teens' everyday life as a result.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Mikuni. Aside from their intelligence and them both being Eves, they have next to nothing in common.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's prone to insulting people a lot, hence his nickname "Bastard-chan" (courtesy of Kuro).
  • The Smart Guy: Probably the smartest member of the cast, along with Mikuni.
  • Sleepyhead: He always falls asleep at the same time of the day, no matter where he is or what he's doing at that exact moment.
  • Smart People Play Chess: He likes to play it and is very good at it, only losing to Mikuni and his father.
  • The Strategist: The team's brain and the one to come up with strategies. Subverted when he's brutally Out-Gambitted by Tsubaki.
  • Teen Genius: He deduces where Tsubaki took Licht and Hyde, all just based on a few facts and the pictures on Higan's cell phone.
  • Terrible Artist: His character sheet reveals that one of his worst subjects is art.
  • Tsundere: Oh Misono, just admit that you care about your friends and family, it's glaringly obvious anyway.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Pictures from his childhood often show him smiling, something that he rarely does anymore. Apparently he only became the grumpy Tsundere he is after some stuff happened.
  • When She Smiles: Not his cocky smirk, but the genuine smile (or half-smile) that occasionally crosses his face.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is purple.

    Mikuni Alicein 
Alicein Mikuni
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Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

Misono's older brother and Eve of the Servamp of Envy, Mikuni is an eccentric young man who likes to mess with people, especially Jeje. He is a mentor to Mahiru and affiliated with C3; sometimes it's hard to say whose side he's on.


  • The Ace: He's probably the strongest of all the Eves who have been introduced so far.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Just whose side is he on?
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Misono.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Misono in their childhood, and also to Mahiru in the present day, although it's downplayed in the latter case.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Tsurugi, to the point where people blame the latter's influence for his current attitude and personality.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Jeje - he plays the "boke" part, messing with his Servamp until the latter has enough and starts attacking him.
  • Companion Cube: His doll (and Lead) Abel - he acts like it's a real girl and the pretends that the others treat it as one... usually:
    Mahiru: Why don't you just marry your Abel if you love her so much?
    Mikuni: Are you kidding? That's a doll! Are you okay...?
    Mahiru: (to himself) This guy is getting on my nerves!
  • Crazy People Play Chess / Smart People Play Chess: And he's even better at it than Misono.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He used to be Shuuhei's senpai back in high school.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: His hat, to go with his overall adventurer outfit.
  • The Gadfly: Very much so, to Jeje's chagrin.
  • Idiot Hair: Without his hat. It's not nearly as gigantic as Misono's though.
  • Matricide: He killed his own mother to protect Misono's life.
  • Mr. Exposition: Especially in the anime, where he doesn't simply explain how to kill a subclass, but also how to "kill" a Servamp.
  • Nice Hat: He's rarely ever seen without one.
  • Not So Different: With Tsurugi. They both refuse to admit it, and when Mahiru points out how similar they are, they say he's a bad judge of character. In perfect sync.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's almost always smiling or even laughing, even if some of his smiles tend to fall into the creepy category. It's also another trait he shares with Tsurugi.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: His yellow scarf qualifies.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He and Misono could hardly be more different.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The way he and Tsurugi usually act around each other.
  • Speak in Unison: A Running Gag with Tsurugi, to both their annoyance.
  • Troll: Towards Jeje, making him do things for him to earn the right to drink his blood but not letting him drink it after all.
  • Un-person: At the Alicein mansion since he left after killing his mother to save Misono's life. Since Lily sealed that part of Misono's memories away, everyone has to pretend he doesn't exist and never lived with them. Turns out they do remember and worry about him, and they finally show it once the mystery is cleared up.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jeje, according to Mahiru.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Tsurugi used to be teammates and even shared a room. These days they hate each other's guts.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Jeje. They spend most of their time getting on each other's nerves - or rather, he gets on Jeje's nerves and Jeje tries to shoot him.

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    Tetsu Sendagaya 
Tetsu Sendagaya
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Voiced by: Yuki Ono (Japanese)

A boy Mahiru met at a street festival and the Eve of the Servamp of Pride, Hugh. Tetsu is a straightforward, simple-minded boy and absurdly strong. He sees the whole vampire business rather calmly and is never upset by anything. His family owns an onsen.


  • Big Brother Worship: Towards Mahiru. They're not really brothers, but Tetsu looks up to him and calls him "big brother Mahiru."
  • The Big Guy: He's in charge of throwing heavy things or punching out enemies.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Misono's Little Guy. He's also the Big Guy to Hugh's Little Guy.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Mahiru, as lampshaded by Kuro. "They get along so well... is it because they're both simple?"
  • Bishōnen: Tall, blonde, well-built, and he has a pretty face.
  • Book Dumb: He doesn't know much, and he doesn't like to think a lot, but he might be smarter than he thinks. Tetsu can occasionally come up with some pretty smart things, although they're probably mostly based on his gut feeling.
  • Brains and Brawn: Brawn to Misono's brains. Also the brawn to Hugh's brains.
  • Brutal Honesty: He has no problem saying whatever he thinks at the moment and can end up becoming Innocently Insensitive.
  • Catchphrase: "Hugh, you always say nice things."
  • The Ditz: According to Hugh, he can't remember more than two things at a time.
  • Dumb Blonde: A genderflipped example. He has blond hair and blue eyes and is rather Book Dumb.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted; he seems to think of himself as this, but he might not be as stupid as he thinks he is, he just doesn't want to think too much.
  • Easily Impressed: Somewhat downplayed because of his personality, but still noticeable. He finds pretty much everything his friends and allies do great and amazing, even when the others are more critical.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He approaches Mahiru at the festival, asking for his help to find a coffin. When Mahiru asks what's inside it, Tetsu calmly tells him there's a vampire sleeping in it.
  • Family Business: His family's onsen, which he is supposed to inherit later on.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: So the new guest is a vampire and wants the best room, but doesn't want sunlight to enter it? Just cover the windows with wood! Conjured up a ginormous black coffin and can't get rid of it again? Okay, might as well use it as an ad for the family's onsen.
  • Foil:
    • To Hugh. While his Servamp is an adult in a child's body, Tetsu is a child in the body of an adult.
    • To Misono, too. While Misono is weak but smart, an experienced Eve, socially awkward and a great leader, Tetsu is strong but neither very smart nor very experienced as an Eve and has no desire to lead but says whatever is on his mind.
  • Friendship Moment: Has quite a handful of these with Misono.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest human character and a Nice Guy to the core.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a pair of dark blue hairpins on each side of his face.
  • Hidden Depths: His character sheet reveals that he's a member of the calligraphy club.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fights using a coffin.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: His eyes are usually used to this effect. They turn into Icy Blue Eyes when he's angry and upset after losing Hugh though.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He shows shades of this. Sometimes he will say insulting things to others without realizing they're insulting.
    (when Misono and Hugh are calling each other midgets)
    Tetsu: But you're both midgets.
  • Instant Expert: Played with. On one hand, he was able to summon his Lead coffin immediately after making a contract with Hugh, but on the other hand he has no idea how to get rid of it.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for Hugh's complete and utter defeat at Tsubaki's hands, thinking he wasn't strong enough to carry out Misono's plan and protect his Servamp. Misono disagrees.
  • Mundane Utility: Also uses his Lead coffin to carry Hugh around, and he even wrote an advertisement for the family's onsen on it.
  • Nice Guy: He doesn't reach out to people the way Mahiru does, but he is calm, friendly, and quick to call people his friends.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls Misono "Chibi" and Licht "big bro Angel."
  • Power Incontinence: He's been carrying his Lead coffin around everywhere because he has no idea how to get rid of it.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears an open white shirt over a blue tank top, and the shirt's sleeves are rolled up to his shoulders.
  • The Stoic: Nothing ever upsets him. He can't even think of anything he dislikes.
    • Not So Stoic: ...until Tsubaki takes Hugh away from him and he's visibly upset.
  • Super Strength: He threw that gigantic coffin with Mahiru and Kuro on top onto the roof of Misono's Big Fancy House. Another time, he broke down a door with his bare hands.
  • Workout Fanservice: A color page shows him doing one-handed push-ups with a small table on his back.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: He drops the "Chibi" nickname and calls Misono by name when asking him what to do when they're outnumbered and Out-Gambitted by Tsubaki's gang and Hugh is gone.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's fourteen. Most people mistake him for an adult.

     Licht Jekylland Todoroki 
Licht Jekylland Todoroki
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Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Aaron Dismuke (English)

Eve of the Servamp of Greed, Licht is a young piano prodigy and already quite famous for his age. He likes to refer to himself as an angel and seems to be aloof at first, but he is a firm believer in hard work and the power of dreams. He and Lawless can't stand each other.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His eye color changed from blue-violet-ish (depending on the illustration) in the manga to a brighter, icy shade of blue in the anime.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Angel-chan" and "Lichtan," both given to him by Lawless.
  • Aloof Ally: Becomes one to the rest of the team. He has some trouble telling Mahiru that he acknowledges him though.
  • Badass Minds Think Alike: With Hyde, in the fight against Higan. They work out a perfect strategy in seconds, despite not having time to think OR communicate.
  • Berserk Button: Lawless. He's not exactly fond of cynics and people without dreams either.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Played for Laughs. The anime accompanies his "Because I'm an angel" pose with a rainbow-colored sparkling circle surrounding him like an aura.
  • Bishōnen: On the rare occasions when he's not scowling, he can be rather handsome.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Lawless. He's very prone to kicking his Servamp across the room whenever he's acting goofy. Which is a lot.
  • Brutal Honesty: He always says everything that's on his mind. Most of the time, these thoughts aren't the nicest but some can be rather helpful.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He is half Japanese and half Austrian.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Up to Eleven. The second drama CD reveals that just eating alcohol-filled chocolates is enough to get him seriously drunk.
  • Catchphrase: "Why? Because I'm an angel."
  • Child Prodigy: He started out as this, making his debut in a piano contest at age 7.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In spades. First there's the whole angel thing, then there's his complete and utter cluelessness about Japan (and complete belief in all myths and legends he ever heard about the country, at age eighteen), and later we also get a glimpse of one of his daydreams when he imagines himself and hedgehog Lawless walking over fluffy clouds together. It takes Lawless all he has not to laugh out loud.
  • The Comically Serious: He can say the most ridiculous things without batting an eye. Trust someone else (usually Lawless) to lampshade it immediately.
  • Cuteness Proximity: The reason why he took Hedgehog!Lawless in was because he was so cute. He also seems to have a weakness for cute animals in general, as seen when he's playing a game about taking care of pets while staying over at Mahiru's.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He grows less aloof as the story goes on and reluctantly starts showing that he does care about his friends - even Lawless.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Occasionally lapses into this when yelling at Lawless, resulting in such gems as "I'll kill you until you are dead" and "Die until you die!"
  • Determinator: He's ambitious and believes that he can do anything if he wants it and keeps trying.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: His "Because I'm an angel" pose becomes a hundred times flashier and over-the-top (and funnier) with the help of a colorful sparkly background.
  • Foil: To Lawless, to a T. While his Servamp has dark streaks in his light messy hair and is as cheerful as he is cynical, he has a white streak in his straight black hair and seems to be a jerk at first, but is actually an idealist to the core. It even extends to such things as their favorite colors (silver and gold, respectively) and their birthdays (June 24 and December 24).
  • Food as Bribe: C3 lures him into captivity by promising him melon. It works like a charm.
  • Funny Foreigner: Downplayed but still noticeable; he's often found marveling at many Japanese customs and traditions like a typical tourist and has quite a few unrealistic or romanticized preconceptions about the country.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's very quick to lose his temper, especially when Lawless is involved.
  • Hard Work Fallacy: His mindset, as opposed to Lawless's Hard Work Hardly Works way of thinking. He thinks "talent" is superficial and anyone can do anything they want if they just work hard enough.
  • Iconic Item: His angel-winged backpack.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Matching his harsh, often cold exterior - when they're not depicted as violet, anyway. Played straight in the anime, where they're a lighter, more piercing shade of blue.
  • The Idealist: In spades.
  • Instant Expert: He summoned his Lead boots literal seconds after forming the contract with Lawless and immediately knew how to use them perfectly.
  • Insufferable Genius: Not proud of his brains, but proud enough of his skills as a pianist to call himself an angel. The bonus Yonkoma side stories reveal that it's mostly his mother's fault.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's full of himself, has a bad temper, and is often childish, but he also believes in the power of dreams and imagination, gets stronger when he has someone to protect, and berates Lawless for not having a single dream.
  • Kick Chick: A male example. His preferred fighting method is kicking people around, and he's got the long legs to match.
  • Manchild: He can be rather childish, especially when fighting with his Servamp.
  • Meaningful Name: "Licht" is "light" in German, matching the "light and shadow" theme with Lawless. For the meaning of his middle name, see Theme Naming below.
  • Multiethnic Name: He has his Japanese father's last name, but his first names come from European languages (German and English, respectively, although neither of them is an actual name).
  • No Sense of Humor: He keeps a straight face at pretty much every ridiculousness thrown at him, including the weird stuff he says and does himself, and gets mad when Lawless finds him hilarious.
  • Perpetual Frowner: While, unlike Kuro, he can smile at times, he's usually seen scowling.
  • Red Baron: "Angel of Music".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Lawless's red.
  • Rightly Self-Righteous: Zig-zagged. His idealism is very much treated as right, but he is poked fun at for calling the vampires "demons".
  • Rousing Speech: Gives an epic one to Lawless. It works.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Says as much to Lawless.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Does he ever. He has quite the vocabulary of nasty words, especially in fights with Lawless.
  • Skunk Stripe: There is a streak of white in his black hair.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Lawless's Wise Guy.
  • Sweet Tooth: He loves absolutely anything that's sweet. Melon. Kuro's birthday cake. Brandy chocolates. Anything.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Taller than most of the human characters? Check. Black hair? Bishōnen? Check and check.
  • Theme Naming: With Hyde. Jekyll and Hyde, anyone? Also invoked by him, as he was the one who gave his Servamp that name in the first place.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Melon. So much that C3 tricks him into captivity by telling him they have a lot of leftover melons and need someone to eat them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hyde, eventually.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Lawless. Even post-Character Development they're almost always fighting.
  • You Can Barely Stand: In the second fight against Higan, who heavily injured him before. Licht still manages to stand up and fight and even defeat Higan with Hyde's help.

     Tinker 
Tinker/Izuna Nobel

The only named female C3 member so far, Tinker is a friendly and slightly ditzy young woman who likes creating different gadgets. Aside from that, very little is known about her. She's the new Eve of Wrath.


  • Adapted Out: The anime replaced her appearance with Tsurugi, Yumikage and Jun.
  • Adorkable: Thanks to her goofy friendliness and slightly ditzy attitude.
  • The Chick: To C3, thanks to her sweet personality.
  • Childhood Friends: With Shuuhei.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone just knows her as Tinker, and she's the team engineer.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She just loves to create new high-tech assets.
  • Genius Ditz: She's great when it comes to technological gadgets, but other than that, she can be clumsy and forgetful.
  • Genki Girl: Nice, cheerful and open about all her emotions.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has long blonde hair (or light brown, depending on the illustration) and is by far the nicest member of C3.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes are a dark shade of blue and help to make her look cuter.
  • Mad Scientist: From Mikuni's point of view. She's always trying to talk him into letting her turn Abel into a robot girl.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She was not happy when she found out that her inventions were used to take down vampires by the C3.
  • Nice Girl: Probably the nicest member of C3.
  • No Name Given: For the longest time she was just known as Tinker, with no real name given. Recent chapters reveal her real name to be Izuna Nobel.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Those shorts of hers are pretty, well, short.

Tsubaki and his Subclass

     Tsubaki/Who Is Coming 
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Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)

The main antagonist of the series. He is the eighth Servamp, the Servamp of Melancholy, who the original Servamps didn't know existed. For some reason or other he wants to start a war against his "older siblings"; he seems to have an ulterior motive but it has yet to be revealed.


  • Achilles' Heel: It's been hinted that he might be this for the Servamps. He claims to hold the secret to actually killing them.
  • Adorkable: He likes taking silly pictures with his friends. Misono just finds them weird.
  • Animal Motifs: A fox.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To the Servamps, in more light-hearted moments and drama CD stories. Otherwise, however...
  • Berserker Tears: Cries them when Lawless kills off an entire concert hall full of his subclass and he proceeds to personally seek revenge.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the story.
  • Butt-Monkey: In many a bonus story or drama CD plot. Nothing he tries during those ever works out.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to all the other Servamps' Abel.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Played with. He's fine with most kinds of alcohol, but the second drama CD reveals that one single glass of wine will get him dead drunk.
  • Catchphrase: "Ahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ahh... Boring."
  • Cool Shades: His sunglasses.
  • Corner of Woe: He's very prone to sulking in it, especially in the Yonkoma side stories, usually when he's on the receiving end of Sakuya's Brutal Honesty.
  • Double Take: Does one in a yonkoma omake when he finds a stuffed fox that looks identical to his animal form online.
    Sakuya: I might actually buy it.
    Tsubaki: AH HA HA HA HA HA HA—
    Tsubaki: (suddenly serious) What?
  • Drama Queen: Has a tendency to get depressed when people aren't treating him nicely enough - especially Sakuya.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The protagonists note that he deeply cares for each and every one of his subclass, no matter how insignificant. They make use of it at some point.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He claims that even if he gets stabbed in the back, he would never stab someone else in the back. Judging from his subclass' loyalty to him, this seems to be true.
  • Exact Words: He uses this to make Mahiru and the others think he's separating Licht and Hyde (which would kill them). In fact, he said he didn't know if he would let them stay together, and Sakuya insists that he never said he would separate them - that's just how the others interpreted it.
  • A Father to His Men: He cares about every single one of his subclass, no matter how small, weak or unimportant they may seem.
  • The Gadfly: Likes messing with Sakuya and playing old-fashioned pranks on him.
  • Hates Being Alone: He's shown to be very lonely after cutting ties with his subclass and continuing the war on his own because he doesn't want anyone he holds dear to get hurt.
  • Height Angst: An Omake reveals that he suffers from this. When he had to be measured for his character sheet, he refused to do it without his 9cm getas (wooden sandals).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Berukia. They're Birds of a Feather, after all.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Sure, he wants to start a war, but why does he want to start it?
  • Idle Rich: He's apparently very well off financially (see Vampires Are Rich below), but there's never a clue as to his source of income.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: After getting a large number of his subclass killed and discovering that all of his strongest fighters suffered a crushing defeat, he chooses to cut all ties with them and continue the war alone lest he drag anyone else in.
  • It's Personal: While he's after all the Servamps for an as-yet unknown reason, he gets positively furious after Lawless kills off an entire concert hall full of his subclass and proceeds to personally go after him for revenge.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: How he outsmarts Misono during the Greed Pair rescue mission. He tricked him into thinking he was separating Licht and Hyde, and Misono concluded that his subclass were split up guarding them, when really they were only separated by a wall. Misono ends up making a plan not suitable for the situation, which causes his plan to fail.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He often wields one, matching his overall traditional Japanese motif.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Always wears one, also matching the traditional Japanese motif.
  • Kitsune: His two-tailed fox form fits the theme, just like his personality.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Every time he appears on the scene (not counting the occasional Villains Out Shopping episodes) the story is guaranteed to get a lot darker. He might even defy the Servamps' Plot Armor, claiming that he's the key to actually killing them.
  • Large Ham: His laugh deserves special mention. He's not as hammy as Berukia though.
  • Laughing Mad: His laugh indicates that he's pretty off the wall. In one of the 4-koma side stories, Berukia remarks that him laughing a lot means he's in a bad mood.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He sure knows how to get everyone, especially his opponents, right where he wants them.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tsubaki" means "camellia," a flower often used to symbolize death.
  • Mood-Swinger: He cracks up about something in one minute and calls it boring in the next. Tsubaki actually acknowledges it during his first appearance.
  • My Greatest Failure: Sending hundreds and hundreds of his subclass to their deaths when thoroughly underestimating how strong Lawless is and having them infiltrate Licht's concert.
  • Mysterious Past: Since his past is probably closely connected to his motive, only a few hints of it have been dropped. All we know is that he used to be held captive by C3 for some reason.
  • The Promise: He once promised little Sakuya that when the time came for him to die like his sister had, he'd be there to turn him into a vampire. He kept it.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Rather childish and a little oversensitive... and hell-bent on starting a war.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His outfit is mostly black with some red (not counting the white cape, but even that's dip-dyed red) and the colors even extend to his hair and eyes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Sakuya's blue, blue to Berukia's red.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He's personally out for blood after Lawless kills all the subclass he sent after him.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Mahiru tells him to face his fears and emotions during their very first encounter. His reaction is to brush it off and attack.
  • Signature Laugh: See Catchphrase above.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Has some moments of this, such as when he visits Otogiri in her introduction scene and suddenly disappears without warning. Otogiri's reaction implies that this happens a lot.
  • Superior Successor: Unlike the seven original Servamps and their offspring, he and his subclass are immune to sunlight.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Well... not that tall, but still very handsome, charming and mysterious when he's not being goofy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheap sushi and pretty much anything matcha flavored.
  • Unknown Rival: To the Servamps at the beginning. They didn't even know he existed until he appeared out of nowhere and declared war on them.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Mahiru seems to completely ignore the fact that his fox form has two tails, wondering if it's a dog instead.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Rich enough to rent the upper floors of the fancy Tokyo Worldtree Hotel on a long-term basis, apparently. Where he gets it remains a mystery.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Aside from the war he's started, he lives a perfectly normal life with his squad, and there's many a yonkoma omake centering on it.

     Tsubaki's Loyal Assistant (UNMARKED SPOILERS
Sakuya Watanuki
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Voiced by: Toshinari Fukamachi (Drama CD), Yūto Suzuki (anime) (Japanese), Brian Olvera (English)

Mahiru's best friend and classmate. Sakuya is known for being a joker, and he knows a lot of rumors about vampires in the area and likes to tell his friends about them with a scary face for maximum effect. In fact, Sakuya is a vampire himself and part of Tsubaki's team. He is torn between his loyalty towards Tsubaki and his friendship with Mahiru.


  • Advertised Extra: The amount of merch he's included in is definitely not proportional to his screentime. His popularity might be a possible explanation for that though.
  • Abusive Parents: The worst parents one could possibly imagine. See Dark and Troubled Past below.
  • Anime Hair: His side curl defies all laws of logic and physics.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why he likes Mahiru so much is because the latter reached out to him and treated him nicely. Also the reason why he's so loyal to Tsubaki, as the latter was the first person to be honest with him and be true to his word.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Tsubaki. He's always stuck having to handle all of his moods, pranks, and bad ideas.
  • Berserk Button: Lies.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Mahiru at the beginning, with him telling scary rumors and then asking how much was a lie and Mahiru hitting him in return.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: With Mahiru- at least, that's what he made him believe.
  • Brutal Honesty: Towards Tsubaki, who is overly sensitive to this and usually ends up sulking.
  • Butt-Monkey: Constantly on the receiving end of Tsubaki's pranks, to the point where even Berukia thinks Tsubaki should apologize.
  • Cassandra Truth: While the others (including Mahiru at the beginning) think he's just making stuff up, his warnings about the vampires are very real. Since he's one himself, he definitely knows what he's talking about and doesn't take it well when Mahiru ignores all his warnings.
  • Catchphrase: After telling a scary story, "How much of that was a lie?" or a variation of it. He drops it completely when he drops his persona as Mahiru's classmate and childhood friend.
  • Chainsaw Good: In his fight against Misono in the elevator.
  • Childhood Friends: With Mahiru. Or so it seems. In fact, he's only known Mahiru for a year, but he used Fake Memories to make him think they were childhood friends.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Between Mahiru and Tsubaki.
  • Crying Wolf: People don't take his warnings of the vampires seriously enough because he's known as a jokester.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Very, very dark. When he was little, his older sister was Driven to Suicide by their parents, who said it was an accident so they could get the life insurance money. Sakuya was forced to lie for them. When he was in his teens, the same thing that had happened to his sister happened to him, even though she had made their parents promise not to hurt him. The only one who stayed with him and kept his promise to help him was Tsubaki, who made him a vampire.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this around Tsubaki, to the latter's distress.
  • Driven to Suicide: By his parents, to get the life insurance money.
  • Fake Memories: He inflicted them on Mahiru to make him think they were childhood friends.
  • The Ghost: In one Spring drama CD track, Tsubaki and Mahiru keep looking for him but he's nowhere to be found.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Whatever it is that the others are up to, they think it's better not to tell him.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He doesn't seem to agree with Tsubaki's plans, but he sticks with him anyway, does what he asks of him and refuses to leave his side, knowing that he owes everything to him.
  • Nightmare Face: He pulls these on purpose when talking about vampire rumors.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Instead of the usual white shirt and tie, he wears his trademark black-and-white striped shirt with his school uniform.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the other members of the Melancholy Team, he seems to be the most sane. Usually.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Actually they should have been a giveaway to the fact that he is a vampire.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Tsubaki's red.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: To Tsubaki - he's often mad at him and is not above giving him a regular dose of Brutal Honesty, but he's so loyal to him he even sacrificed his friendship with Mahiru for his sake.
  • Stepford Smiler: While he pretended to be a happy-go-lucky jokester around his friends from school, he's actually quite serious and has to carry the burden of a Dark and Troubled Past, Conflicting Loyalty and a Horror Hunger for blood. His real self, as shown around Tsubaki and the others, rarely makes jokes and seems either sad or mildly annoyed with his teammates, often sitting apart from the others.
  • Taking the Bullet: A non-lethal example in the anime. He jumps in front of Mahiru to protect him from a blade Tsubaki launched at him and severely injures himself, to Tsubaki's horror. He gets better thanks to Tsubaki's healing powers.
  • Token Good Teammate: To Tsubaki's group, of sorts. While he'll stick to them because of his Undying Loyalty to Tsubaki, he doesn't seem to agree with the latter's plans and even hopes that Mahiru will be able to stop them.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Tsubaki. This becomes a problem...
  • Walking Spoiler: It's very hard to talk about his role in the story without giving away that he is a vampire and Tsubaki's subclass.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Mahiru. He ended their friendship after discovering that they're fighting on different sides of the war.
  • Wild Card: While he's sticking with Tsubaki for the moment, he doesn't seem too happy with it and might change allegiances or even the course of the war if something pushed him in that direction - if he found out what the others' secret goal is, for instance.
  • Yandere: Word of God called him one in an interview.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or green hair, in his case.

     Berukia 
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Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)

The first member of Tsubaki's team that Mahiru and Kuro run into, Berukia is a very hammy, over-the-top vampire. Most of the time he acts like either a stage magician or the host of a game show on TV.


  • Agent Peacock: Very vain, wears pink, has long hair, and is a capable fighter.
  • Attention Whore: He does not take it well when people ignore him.
  • Comical Overreacting: So much that it's become his default state.
  • Disappearing Box: Uses one on Hugh, sending him over to Tsubaki so the latter can defeat him.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Says so in the second drama CD, referring to putting stones in snowballs during a snowball fight.
  • Gag Haircut: The star-shaped pigtails he wears for some time after Lily cuts off his hair.
  • Hair Reboot: His hair grows back to its old length very quickly. Justified, as he also develops the ability to make cut off limbs grow back.
  • Healing Factor: Develops this later in the series, gaining the ability to make lost limbs grow back. It still has its limits though, as shown when he and Tsubaki's other subclass get trashed by Mahiru and Kuro.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tsubaki.
  • Hot-Blooded: One of the most hot-blooded characters in the entire cast, hands down.
  • Keet: A darker variety than most, but still very energetic and the most cheerful one out of Tsubaki's team.
  • Large Ham: The hammiest character in the entire series, and so over-the-top it would put Tamaki to shame. Even his speech bubbles get in on the hamminess and are decorated with little stars, which also seem to be flying around him for no reason.
  • Motor Mouth: Comes with his energetic attitude. That guy talks fast.
  • The Nicknamer: Responsible for nicknames like Tsubakyun for Tsubaki and Girioto for Otogiri.
  • No Indoor Voice: He shouts quite a lot.
  • Only Sane Man: Oddly enough, he becomes the voice of reason when caught up in Tsubaki and Sakuya's shenanigans.
  • Painting the Medium: His speech bubbles are decorated with small colorful stars to match his sparkly, over-the-top attitude.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: A variation; he always pulls his swords out of his top hat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Tsubaki's blue. And everyone's blue, really.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: He temporarily shrinks down into a doll after being defeated by Kuro.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": A minor example. The German translation called him Belukia, but everyone else (including the character CD and some official art) agrees on Berukia. People who don't know the official spellings still do keep misspelling him in various ways though, including but not limited to Berkia, Belkia (the Funimation spelling), etc.
  • Stage Magician: He is one, and just like a typical stage magician he has quite a few tricks up his sleeve, although most of them use real magic.
  • Starter Villain: The first member of Tsubaki's crew that Mahiru and Kuro come across and defeat, as well as the one who lets them know of Tsubaki's existence in the first place.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Played for Laughs. Lily cuts his hair short at one point, which leads to him walking around with a pair of short star-shaped pigtails for some time (instead of the usual ponytail). It later grows back to its usual length.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has pink hair.

     Otogiri 
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Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki

The only female member of Tsubaki's team. Not much is known about her, but she is quiet and calm, as well as a capable fighter. She fights using puppets and she can even turn people into puppets or tie them up with her strings.


  • Action Girl: Even though she prefers operating from the shadows, she can dodge bullets and defend herself just fine when the situation requires it.
  • Dark Chick: The only known female member of Tsubaki's team.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She's almost always barefoot. Justified, as she uses her toes to hold and move some of her puppeteer strings.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her expression never changes - she rarely ever shows a trace of emotion.
  • Funbag Airbag: Mahiru crashes headfirst into her breasts when thrown onto the roof of Misono's house by Tetsu. She goes on like nothing happened.
  • Marionette Master: Her fighting style revolves around this, using life-size dolls that she controls with her puppeteer strings to fight.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her curves are noted by the other characters, and the creators like to put her into all the pretty outfits they can find.
  • Mundane Utility: In an omake, she uses her puppeteer strings to manipulate a vote over what they're getting for lunch in her favor. Tsubaki doesn't realize this and sulks because he thinks the others like her more than him.
  • Ninja Maid: When she sneaks into the Alicein household as a maid to assassinate Lily.
  • People Puppets: Part of her fighting style, although she doesn't seem to be able to use it on enemies. She can even let a defeated Berukia speak when controlling him with her puppeteer threads, although she admits that emulating his speech pattern is hard.
  • The Quiet One: The most quiet one out of the group, and the one who talks least.
  • The Stoic: Out of all the stoic characters, she's the most expressionless and calm.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light purple-pinkish, leaning more towards purple or light pink depending on the illustration.

     Shamrock 
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano

Tsubaki's loyal servant who acts as his butler and always calls him "Young Master." Little is known about him, except that according to Mahiru, he might be a foreigner.


     Higan 
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Tsubaki's strongest subclass and essentially the ace up his sleeve when it comes to fighting. He calls himself an artist and occasionally speaks in haiku form.


  • The Ace: He's second in strength only to Tsubaki.
  • Blood Knight: Licht effectively calls him one, saying that he only fights because he loves causing harm and destruction.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and red eyes.
  • The Ditz: Outside of fighting he has a bumbling, forgetful personality. He even forgets his phone when kidnapping Licht, something the others make use of.
  • Evil Redhead: Fighting for Tsubaki, dangerous, sadistic, and has fiery red hair.
  • Flower Motifs: Spider lilies, matching his name.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He warns Tsubaki into retreating as soon as Tsurugi shows up.
  • Mad Artist: Very much. He's constantly calling himself an artist, but the "works of art" he creates are usually brutal and created by hurting people.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has it, but it's not made to underline how badass he is - if anything, it indicates that he doesn't always feel like shaving or may even forget about it.
  • Smoking Is Not Cool: He smokes and often uses his cigarettes to hurt people in fights.
  • Third-Person Person: Instead of using some variant of "I," he refers to himself as "this old man."

     Lilac 

One of Tsubaki's many weaker subclass, but extremely loyal to him and willing to do almost anything for his sake. He's shy and not very brave but trying his hardest.


  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why he forms an attachment to Mahiru.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: He's still unwaveringly loyal to Tsubaki but grows attached to Mahiru and is unwilling to hurt him. He resolves his inner conflict by asking Mahiru to kill him before he can return Hyde's name tag to Tsubaki, sealing his fate.
  • Dub Name Change: A minor example. The German translation dropped the C and called him Lila.
  • Shrinking Violet: He's quite meek and shy, although it's not clear how much of that was caused by his recent trauma.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only subclass who survived the infiltration of Licht's concert; everyone else was killed by Lawless.
  • Survivor Guilt: He feels this after watching all his friends get killed by Lawless while he survives by hiding.

C3

     Tsuyuki Shuuhei 
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)

The first member of C3 to be introduced as one, as well as the first one to approach Mahiru and the one trying to convince him to cooperate with them when they hold him and Kuro captive. He has very, very bad luck but is prepared for any mishap that may happen to him, no matter how unlikely.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted; while he's higher in rank than Tsurugi and his companions, he's not really a strong fighter. His position is probably of an administrative nature.
  • Born Unlucky: His bad luck is almost legendary.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has reddish brown hair and seems smart enough, aside from his awful luck.
  • Butt-Monkey: The biggest one in the series. He seems to actively attract bad luck, a fact that he is all too aware of.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tinker.
  • Crash-Into Hello: His first meeting with Mahiru in the anime; they crash into each other at the school festival, and Shuuhei somehow manages to land on a pillow he produced from Hammerspace.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As a result of being aware of his Butt-Monkey status. His ability to predict anything that happens to him is almost psychic.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime he gets a brief appearance before his proper introduction, crashing into Mahiru as the latter is chasing after Sakuya at the school festival. His face is hidden by his glasses though.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He used to be Mikuni's underclassman in high school, and Mikuni used to get on his last nerve (and still does, even after graduating).
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates vampires and thinks they should all be killed...
  • Freudian Excuse: ...because they killed his father, who was also a member of C3.
  • Hammerspace: Where he keeps all the equipment necessary to be prepared for all his accidents.
  • Knight Templar: He thinks all vampires would be better off dead and honestly tries to pursue that goal, even though it technically clashes with C3's agenda.
  • Older Than They Look: He's in his early twenties but easily able to pass as a high school student.
  • Only Sane Man: Appears to be one for C3.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He wears glasses and is very stoic, probably as a way to cope with his bad luck.
    • Not So Stoic: When Mikuni meets Mahiru at the C3 base he shows his anger openly for the first time, telling Mahiru how much he hates Mikuni, the trio around Tsurugi, and pretty much all the other members of C3. To say nothing of vampires.
  • You Killed My Father: One of Tsubaki's subclass killed his father, and when they're captured, he wants to kill that person as revenge.

     Kamiya Tsurugi 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

The strongest fighter at C3, Tsurugi has quite the reputation among vampires for being a reckless and nigh-unbeatable vampire hunter. He's also fairly silly and easygoing and can be bought very easily. He and Mikuni used to be partners, but now they hate each other.


  • Abusive Parents: When Touma first found him, all his tooth were broken and he can't even drink from a baby bottle due to his biological father abusing him.
  • The Ace: Of C3. He's simply the strongest among the strongest of C3's fighters.
    • Broken Ace: He was raised by the C3 as a baby and was subjected to experiments and had no family to call that he sees his friends family as part of his own. And his obedience to Touma due to the torment he was subjected to also drove him rather unhinged that he doesn't really have much of a will to do something he wished to do. This became one of the reasons why The Mother offered herself to be his servamp.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He and his two friends first appear in episode 5, adapting material from volume 3, while they originally weren't introduced until volume 8 of the manga.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, Tsurugi goes after Kuro but only comes after him with kicks and doesn’t,t appear to land a proper hit. In the manga, he fights Tsubaki and appears far more excited by the violence and even draws a sword against him.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: It took Tsurugi a long time before he finally held Takuto. When Jun and Yumi forced him to, he started screaming, terrified that he'd kill the boy.
  • Astral Projection: A weird example. After Tsurugi is incapacitated and Touma is about to shoot Mahiru, his spirit somehow detaches from his body and shields Mahiru, saving him. However, Tsurugi's spirit appears as a small child that turns back into himself at random intervals while remaining oblivious to pretty much everything. Also, his body is still able to move and function on it's own, though Touma uses him as a literal puppet while his mind doesn't work. Eventually he snaps out of it and prevents Yumikage's death.
  • Awesome Mccool Name: Zigzagged. Tsurugi does have a pretty cool name, as it is a type of sword. However, at the end of the day, a sword is just a weapon, as Touma only sees Tsurugi as his weapon.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Friendly, cheerful, goofy... and very much capable of killing vampires without remorse.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Mikuni. Everyone comments that their personalities are awfully similar and accuse Tsurugi of having a bad influence on Mikuni.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: According to Mikuni and Shuuhei, he acts nice but he's actually a terrible person.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette to Yumikage's Blonde and Junichirou's Redhead.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: His smile often lapses into this.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yumi and Jun. They've known each other since elementary school.
  • Cool Down Hug: Mahiru gives him one.
  • Cool Sword: Tsurugi, as his name would imply, fights with a sword when he needs to use weapons. He summons it from either the belts on his cape or his choker.
  • Companion Cube: Played with. He treats Abel like a human, but apparently only does so to mess with Mikuni.
  • Containment Clothing: He wears a cape with a belt that functions almost like a straight jacket. He needs special authorization to remove the belts and summon his sword.
  • Covered in Scars: Tsurugi looks fairly normal and even scores a nine out of ten in terms of appearance. However, when he takes off his shirt, it is revealed his body is littered in scars. He says they were from 'mistakes'. The reason they don't cover his face or hands is because Touma told him not to get any someone could see.
  • Cry Cute: When his younger self and Mahiru traverse Touma's mind, he does this.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's seen smiling from ear to ear after killing a number of defenseless subclass in cold blood.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a baby he was badly abused by his father. Touma appeared to be fairly abusive as well, using him for experiments with the intention of making him the ninth servamp and brainwashing him. As if it couldn't get worse during a mission with Yoshimasa, Shamrock and Higan attacked and subdued both of them. Yoshimasa was impaled while stopping Tsurugi from sacrificing himself for him. As Tsurugi attempted to launch a counterattack, he was intercepted by Higan who grabbed him with his flames and hung Tsurugi upside down while he watched Shamrock brutally murder Yoshimasa.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Birthday: While Tsurugi celebrates his birthday on August thirty-first, that was actually the day Touma brought him home. He has no idea when he was actually born.
  • The Dreaded: His name is known among subclass all over Japan. Even Higan, Tsubaki's strongest subclass, is afraid of him.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: During a Troubled Backstory Flash Back, we get to see his eyes like this when he was a baby.
  • Expy: He gets compared to Izaya a lot, and he even shares a last name with Izaya's voice actor, Hiroshi Kamiya.
  • The Fake Cutie: He acts friendly and cheerful and calls himself the cute one out of the trio, but he also kills vampires without remorse and actually seems to enjoy taking their lives, even when he doesn't have to.
  • Fountain of Youth: Tsurugi is shown as a small child who occasionally reverts to his adult self while his spirit is inside Mahiru and Touma's minds.
  • The Gadfly: He enjoys trolling Jun and Yumi, since they're friends, he's just joking around. However, it's a lot more antagonistic with Mikuni.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Touma used his body as a puppet to attack Yumikage, Tsurugi eventually snaps out of it and finally rebels and blocks Touma from dealing the final blow. He summons a sword and uses it to cut off his uniform and attacks Touma.
  • Happily Adopted: Deconstructed. Even though he lived a happy and peaceful life under the Tsuyuki's care, Tsurugi felt that it isn't really much of a family.
  • Hired Guns: Pretty much. Although he's been with C3 for all his life, he doesn't really feel loyal to the organization and only does what people ask of him if he gets paid for it.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: He does this for Touma.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: During the C3 collapse Touma forces Tsurugi to kill Jun, Yumikage and Mahiru, both through brainwashing and literal puppetry. Luckily, this is all subverted as everyone survives.
  • Lean and Mean: Outstandingly thin, even within the cast, and of... questionable morality.
  • Lighter and Softer: Due to a lack of screen time in the anime, we learn very little about Tsurugi as a character. He's only portrayed as a money-loving vampire hunter and the extent of his interactions is making fun of his friends. In the manga, we discover he is a deeply twisted individual who was abused and experimented on as a child. Oh, he also is told to kill his friends and almost succeeds.
  • Mercy Kill: what he wants Yumikage to do to him should Touma ever succeed in making him a servamp.
  • Mind-Control Device: The black bands around Tsurugi's neck and wrists allow Touma to occasionally control his body.
  • Mistaken Age: Played with. Tsurugi is twenty-six, and he does not appear to be any other age. The only person who messes up how old he is is Tsurugi himself. This is due to his over-usage of magic causing insanity. It gradually worsens from at first being unable to tell if he is twenty-three or seventeen to thinking he is thirteen.
  • Never Had A Birthday Party: Played with. Tsurugi has had birthday parties, he just didn't appear to have celebrated any until he was around six or seven since he was abused.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Played with all over the place with his two teammates. At first he appears to be the nice one, but he's actually in-between - not openly hostile like Yumikage, but definitely not nice either.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls his two best friends "Jun-chan" and "Yumi-chan" and refers to Mikuni as "Kuni-chan."
  • Not So Different: With Mikuni, so very much. Everyone can see that they're awfully similar, but they refuse to admit it - and say so in unison. Twice.
  • Only in It for the Money: You can bribe him to do pretty much anything as long as you offer him enough money. He claims that he'd even lick people's shoes for a sufficiently large sum.
  • Parental Substitute: Like another dad to Jun's son.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's almost never not smiling, even if some smiles are rather malicious or forced (especially when fighting with Mikuni).
  • People Puppets: Touma uses him as one on top of the brainwashing.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Tsurugi's body is a mess of discolored skin and scar tissue. His personality also became horribly warped from Touma's abuse, as he was initially a shy and quiet kid while currently he can go from childish and cheerful to a psychotic killer on a dime.
  • Power Limiter: Tsurugi needs to be authorized to remove his belts, which both restrain his arms and can turn into a sword for him to fight with.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Borders on this. He seems friendly, cheerful and easygoing, but he kills vampires without batting an eye or the necessity to kill - he probably takes pleasure in hunting them down.
    • Expanded a lot in the manga. He plays with his paperwork, makes a mess of his dinner and writes his reports in hiragana. Even his spirit is a literal child!
  • Say It with Hearts: When talking to Mikuni. You can practically see the poison oozing from his words.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He and Mikuni often act this way around each other.
  • Slasher Smile: Let's just say vampires have a good reason to be afraid.
  • Speak in Unison: With Mikuni, to the point of a Running Gag. They're not amused.
  • Spirit Advisor: Played with. His spirit converses with Mahiru in his mind, however Mahiru is the one that gives him advice. Later on, in Touma's mind, Tsurugi's spirit holds a light for Mahiru so he can see while he's climbing and then gives him the key to Touma's room.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to Yumikage's and Junichirou's Straight Man.
  • Suddenly Sober: He sobers up in an instant when he and his friends get called on a mission after going out drinking.
  • Suicide Mission: He's C3's suicide captain. Touma also sends him out to fight despite pretty much everyone saying Tsurugi is at his limit.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes are yellow, to this effect.
  • Take Me Instead: When he was fifteen, he was on a mission with Yoshimasa when Shamrock and Higan caught them. Shamrock mistook Tsurugi for Shuuhei and Tsurugi tried to go along with it in order to be killed instead of Yoshimasa. Too bad Yoshimasa wouldn't let him.
  • Tareme Eyes: He has this. He even had cute, puppy-dog eyes as a kid.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He calls Mikuni "Kuni-chan", to the latter's annoyance.
  • Trauma Button: The sound of an alarm has this effect. After one went off by accident at C3, he suddenly went into a panic and saw faceless people surrounding him and wounds began forming on his body.
  • Troll: To the point where even Mikuni (who is quite the troll himself) can't stand him and calls him a horrible person.
  • True Companions: With Junichirou and Yumikage. They're pretty much inseparable.
  • Tyke Bomb: Touma makes him one with the intention of making him the ninth Servamp.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Touma. Touma saved him from an abusive household as a baby and because of that, he listens to anything Touma says.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Yumikage are constantly bickering and teasing each other.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Mikuni - they used to be partners at C3. Now they don't get along.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He can kill vampires without batting an eye and even seems to enjoy it. They're nothing but prey to him.

     Kurumamori Junichirou 
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Nicknamed "Jun," Junichirou is Tsurugi and Yumikage's teammate and childhood friend and the most mature one of the three. He hasn't worked for several years as he was busy raising his son, who is now three years old.


  • Action Dad: The single father of a three-year-old son and also one hell of a badass.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He, Tsurugi and Yumi don't appear until volume 8 of the manga but show up in episode 5 of the anime, adapting an arc from volume 3.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Yumikage's Blonde and Tsurugi's Brunette.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tsurugi and Yumikage.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He keeps an eye on his two more immature friends and acts as the designated driver when they get drunk.
  • Megane: Wears glasses, which make him look older and more mature.
  • Nice Guy: The most down-to-earth and easy to get along with out of C3.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Appears to be the in-between one at first, but is actually the nicest one out of the trio.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Tsurugi's and sometimes also Yumikage's Wise Guy.
  • Team Dad: Acts like one to his friends, keeping an eye on them whenever they start acting silly.
  • True Companions: With Tsurugi and Yumikage. They've been best friends for twenty years.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a pinkish shade.

     Tsukimitsu Yumikage 
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

Nicknamed "Yumi," Yumikage is the second strongest member of C3 after Tsurugi and his and Jun's teammate. He's short-tempered and grumpy most of the time, but he does care about his friends a lot.


     Taishi Touma 
The vice manager of C3's Tokyo branch.

Other Characters

     Uncle Tooru 

Mahiru's uncle and the one who took him in after his mother's death. He's often away because of work, but Mahiru looks up to him a lot and aspires to become an adult like him one day.


  • Cool Uncle: To Mahiru.
  • Good Parents: Mahiru admires him and sees him as a role model, and he shares some very good advice with his nephew. He also acknowledges that there's something that's bothering Mahiru but he can't explain and doesn't pressure him to say anything.
  • Parental Substitute: He raised Mahiru after his mother died.
  • Pungeon Master: He makes lots of lame puns. Tsubaki is the only one who (temporarily) finds them funny.
  • Shared Family Quirks: His reaction to first seeing Kuro inside the house is identical to Mahiru's. They also share their love for simple things.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Zig-zagged. While he seems more wacky and silly than his nephew, the latter admires him a lot, and he's also the one who made Mahiru the person he is today.

     Rosen Crantz 
Voiced by:
Hikaru Midorikawa

Licht's manager, a friendly young man from France who's in charge of keeping an eye on the temperamental pianist. He knows about the existence of vampires and the nature of Licht and Lawless's contract.


     Guildenstern 
Voiced by:
Shunsuke Takeuchi

Lawless's subclass and servant and someone who's been taking care of him for centuries. Currently he's traveling the world with Licht and Lawless, posing as the pianist's mascot while wearing a whale costume.


  • Cool Old Guy: Well... 'old' is relative here, but he certainly looks the part; judging by his face, he must have been at least in his forties when he became a vampire.
  • The Faceless: He's only shown in full-body costumes for a long time, hiding his face. His face isn't revealed until volume 8.
  • Old Retainer: Plays that part to Lawless; while he's certainly not older than the Servamp, he's been taking care of him for ages and also looks older.
  • Team Dad: To Licht, Lawless and the entire crew. He's more stern and grumpy than Crantz and responsible for separating the Servamp and Eve whenever they fight.
  • Theme Naming: With Crantz.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Tsubaki is quite shocked to hear his deep voice coming from the silly whale costume he wears as Licht's mascot.

     Ophelia 

A princess and one of Lawless's former Eves who lived several centuries ago. Lawless loved her, but she ended up in an arranged marriage with an enemy kingdom to preserve the peace - something she failed at, and eventually she gave her own life to keep the peace. Lawless never got over her death or the fact that he failed to save her.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: She was kind to everyone, down-to-earth and put the needs to her people before her own. No wonder so many people loved her.
  • Altar Diplomacy: Married a foreign prince as a part of peace negotiations.
  • Arranged Marriage: Found herself in one and willingly agreed to it because she thought it would keep a war from starting. It didn't work out the way she'd hoped.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her death was this for Lawless.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed her life to save countless others by keeping a war from starting.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the end the peace she bought with her death only lasted for a few generations before the two countries she united were overrun by another larger one.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Implied with Lawless. He clearly loved her, and she is implied to have loved him back, but they couldn't be together because she had to marry another prince for diplomacy's sake.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Lawless.
  • The One That Got Away: She got married and died before Lawless had a chance to act on his feelings for her.
  • Posthumous Character: She presumably lived in the Middle Ages and died centuries ago.
  • Ruritania: She was the princess of a small unspecified fictional country somewhere in Europe.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her story is a crucial part of Lawless's backstory, so talking about her will inevitably spoil quite a lot about him.

     Ryuusei and Koyuki 
Voiced by:
Genki Okawa (Ryuusei), Creator/KōtarōNishiyama (Koyuki)

Mahiru's friends since elementary school at the very least. Koyuki is friendly and a bit of a worry-wart while Ryuusei is rather brash and a little hot-tempered. They remain happily oblivious to their friend's involvement in the war of the Servamps.


  • Cassandra Truth: They don't believe a word when Mahiru tells them his new cat can transform into a vampire.
  • Childhood Friends: With each other and also with Mahiru, having known each other since elementary school or even longer.
  • Fake Memories: Lily made them believe that Ryuusei's injury was caused by an accident when he actually got it from Berukia.
  • Gentle Giant: Koyuki. He's visibly taller than his friends and the most sensitive and caring.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They're almost never seen apart from each other.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Neither of them remembers Berukia's attack on Ryuusei or Mahiru telling them his new cat is a vampire thanks to Lily manipulating their memories.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: They have no idea that Mahiru has formed a contract with a vampire and is stuck neck-deep in a war of the Servamps. They don't know Sakuya is a vampire either.
  • Out of Focus: They barely get any screentime once summer break starts, although they were never members of the main cast in the first place.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Koyuki is the Sensitive Guy to Ryuusei's Manly Man.
  • Social Circle Filler: They're introduced as Mahiru's friends since elementary school, but they pretty much disappear from the plot once things start getting serious, mostly because Mahiru doesn't want to drag them into the war of the vampires and put them in danger.
  • Those Two Guys: Those two friends of Mahiru's who never got pulled into the vampire business, but who are occasionally shown commenting on all the weirdness going on around Tokyo lately.

     Alicein Mikado 

Misono and Mikuni's father and current head of the Alicein family, Mikado is rarely at home because of work. He's hiding the fact that Misono and Mikuni are half-brothers from his younger son for fear of making him feel guilty about the catastrophe his birth caused.


     Yuri and Mari 

Two of Lily's subclass kids living at Misono's, Julie and Marie are twins, as well as the ones to pick up Mahiru to first meet Misono. They work as messengers several more times, often of their own accord.


  • Always Identical Twins: If it wasn't for their different hairstyles they'd look perfectly identical.
  • Creepy Twins: At the beginning, suddenly popping up at Mahiru's school, talking in sync and telling him to leave with them. Later on, not so much.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Pretty much the only way to tell them apart is by their hairstyles.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Pink-haired and pretty nice; they are shown to care for Misono a lot.
  • Speak in Unison: They do this a lot at the beginning, but they seem to drop the habit in later volumes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Julie and Marie? Yuri and Mari? Or... one of the approximately five thousand other spellings?
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They both have pink hair.

     Usami Mitsuki 

Mikado's secretary, a young woman in her twenties. She was rescued by Lily as a kid and was one of the children who didn't have to be turned into subclass and grow up normally.


  • Action Girl: She sure knows how to fight using her gun.
  • A-Cup Angst: She gets mad when Dodo teases her about her flat chest or looks at pictures of more well-endowed women.
  • Badass Normal: She doesn't have any supernatural powers, yet she manages to hold her own against Otogiri in a fight. (Otogiri gets away, but still.)
  • Battle Butler: Fills this role when necessary, such as when Otogiri attacks the Alicein household.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Dodo, in spades.
  • Berserk Button: Let's just say that it's better not to mention breasts at all when she's around.
  • Girl Friday: To Mikado; she keeps everything organized and assists him in his job, but she can fight just fine when the situation requires it.
  • Tsundere: Towards Dodo. She's very prone to snapping at him or slapping him, but it's clear that she does care about him.

     Johannes Mimir Faustus 
Voiced by: Koji Yusa

An acquaintance of Mikuni's, an eccentric scientist who researches vampires, especially the Servamps.


     "Sensei" 

The mysterious creator of the Servamps. Their identity remains unknown.


  • Ambiguous Gender: It's just as mysterious as the entire rest of their identity.
  • The Ageless: Hinted at. Despite (apparently) being human, they had lived for many centuries before finally meeting their end at Kuro's hands.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: They have been mentioned and alluded to, but they've never appeared on screen themselves (yet, anyway).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: They were killed by Kuro of all people - the first of their own creations.
  • Mad Scientist: Apparently, from what can be gathered by other people's mentions of them. They're sometimes referred to as "that genius" and described as "sentimental."
  • The Man Behind the Man: It's hinted that Tsubaki's agenda was originally Sensei's, and Tsubaki is simply carrying on their will and doing what they wanted of him, whatever that may be.
  • No Name Given: They're only ever alluded to as "Sensei" (by Tsubaki) or "that genius."
  • Posthumous Character: Was killed by Kuro, something he has regretted ever since.
  • Walking Spoiler: While their existence alone isn't a spoiler in itself, pretty much everything else about them is.

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