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Armed Detective Agency

A newly formed organisation that firstly consisted of Dazai's friends.

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     Atsushi Nakajima 
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First appearance: Chapter 1
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'Give me the will to keep living'
Weapon: Tiger claws and teeth
Doppel: Hemera

A Puer Magi who arrives in Yokohama because he is kicked out of any other places he stays. His wish for the will to keep living has granted him regeneration powers, his tiger transformation aside. He hopes for a better future in the city, before finding out that it is far from what he expected to be.


     Doppo Kunikida 
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First appearance: Chapter 2
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: For all his plans to have effect
Weapon: Notebook and pen
Doppel: Astraea

A very meticulous Puer Magi who does not tolerate error. At first presented as Dazai's friend, he is one of the people who is roped into Dazai's rumor investigation from the very beginning. He ends up being used by a rumor at first, but does not remember anything of it.


     Junichirou Tanizaki 

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First appearance: Chapter 2
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'I want a better future for me and Naomi'
Weapon: Dagger
Doppel: Maia
One of Dazai's many friends. He is shy and awkward, but has a very potent power which is quite versatile. He has a sister, Naomi, who is not a contracted person.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As early as in chapter 2, after trying to make things up with Kunikida. Luckily, Dazai is there to nullify it. More seriously, he temporarily becomes an antagonist due to being fused with a rumor in chapter 7. Although he is less of a straight played example in that case - he is just very, very relaxed...Snaps out of it after the coordinated efforts of the rest of the Agency.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Rumor Tanizaki talks like a drugged person.
  • Fusion Dance: Underwent this with the rumor of the Chelation Mascot for most of chapter 7. It is unknown why he did it, and considering his personality it is likely that he was forced by the Rats to do so as it meant that the Agency had to face a dillemma.
  • Leitmotif: Do You Remem8er Me?. Its melancholic tone is slightly held back by the intro being a slowed down version of Never Gonna Give You Up.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Missed all information that was revealed after chapter 6, because he was taken out of his house by the Rats and forcibly underwent a Fusion Dance with the Chelation Land rumor.
  • Master of Illusion: His main power, but his innate magic is hallucinations.
  • Palette Swap: Rumor Tanizaki is essentially Junichirou but differently colored. Lampshaded in the story itself:
    Atsushi thinks that Tanizaki looks uglier like this: his hair is now a bright shade of teal, and his eyes are the same fuchsia color as his magic. His costume is a mish-mash of light blue, bright and rust red, and grey.

     Ranpo Edogawa 
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First appearance: Chapter 3
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: To live his dream while it lasts
Weapon: None
Doppel: None

A fake Puer Magi who is introduced as being self-employed as a private detective. He has always the latest news on rumors, thanks to his 'Super Deduction'. However, when he contracted with Fukuzawa, he also seems to have gained awareness of universes and timelines - for better or for worse...


  • Amateur Sleuth: His job. And not an incompetent one.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's quite the bragger, hasn't tended to his lawn for some time, the doorbell of his house doesn't even work, is not even a real Puer Magi and tells everyone that he has important information just to eat in a cafe, but he is also a solid source of information.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Seems to have become this at the time of the sequel. Dazai and Odasaku speculate it is because of the exposure to the Book at the finale.
  • Genre Savvy: When arriving at the crypt where the Book is kept. Luckily, it's false alarm.
  • Mythology Gag: He wants to make sure that the friend Kunikida means doesn't live far so he doesn't have to use the train. In the original material, he didn't know how trains worked so he didn't use them.
  • Occult Detective: Of a sort. He doesn't actively investigate the matters but he is the go-to person if you have heard about something.
  • The Smart Guy: To make up for his lack of powers, he is this. He has brought two rumors to the table in the course of the entire story, and both with relatively complete information. Not to speak of him investigating the AI rumor all night.
  • Trash of the Titans: His garden is noted to be quite a mess.
  • Wham Line: 'Don't cause this universe or timeline to end, will you?'

     Kyouka Izumi 
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First appearance: Chapter 4
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'Help me! I don't want to die! Please, let me live...!'(her parents were about to kill her under the influence of a Witch Kiss)
Weapon: Short sword and Demon Snow
Doppel: ??????

A Puella Magi who used to work for the mafia. When she is brought to Dazai's circle of friends, her rumor-speading and defending is traded for exterminating them instead. A tragic incident haunts her childhood, which was also the cause of her contract.


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     Akiko Yosano 
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First appearance: Chapter 4
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: For the soldiers to live
Weapon: Medical equipment
Doppel: ??????
A healer Puella Magi who can heal anyone near death. She's passionate about dissections and also a feminist. Like many, her wish traces back to a tragic past.

     Kenji Miyazawa 
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First appearance: Chapter 5
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: For strength
Weapon: Anything heavy enough to hurt when thrown
Doppel: ??????
A Puer Magi who was trapped in the radio tower. He has had a very close interaction with a rumor, and because of that, he can also track them down pretty well. His tremendous strength only works when he is on an empty stomach.

  • Clingy MacGuffin: Receives one in the sequel.
  • Country Mouse: Moved into the city, where people weren't as open as on the countryside. He found respite in the AI-barrier.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When on the verge of death due to Akutagawa attacking him he...starts laughing uncontrollably.
  • Leitmotif: Both Darling Kanaya and Virgin Orb are light-hearted, carefree tracks.
  • Nice Guy: So much that Kyouka says that he is the only one capable of defeating the AI, a being made out of data.
  • Stranger Danger: Initially thinks that Dazai, Lucy, Kyouka and Atsushi are out to harm him because they are new and strange. He needs the motivation of the AI to run to them as they are not hostile.

Port Mafia

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     Ryuunosuke Akutagawa 
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First appearance: Chapter 4
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: For the power to destroy anything in his path
Weapon: His own clothing
Doppel: Nyx

The first obviously antagonistic Puer Magi Atsushi and Dazai meet. He has the main task of protecting rumors that are exceptionally strong, and is also tasked with the prevention of Kyouka's escape. But since this failed, he enters the final battle with the executives. Atsushi always calls him 'that prick'. He has history with Dazai.


  • A Sinister Clue: His Soul Gem is on the back of his left hand. (Right on the picture)
  • Body Horror: His Doppel fuses with the top half of his face and his left hand. He can't see a thing when it's active. (not that he minds, though)
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Except when encountering Dazai. Also on another level, as he says that those who accept grief in their hearts, fuse with his Doppel like he does, implying that he is aware of his despair and proud of it.
  • The Dragon: To Kyouka and the Misery Rhyton rumor in chapter 4. A bit of a literal example, as he has dragon motifs.
  • Kick the Dog: In the sequel, he almost kills Kenji upon seeing that he has a bracelet.
  • Kill It with Fire: Using his Doppel, he can burn down anything with the flame on it 'fueled by the eternal longing [he] posesses'.
  • Leitmotif: Anima Mala and Atomyk Ebonpyre as a battle theme.
  • Love Martyr: Just like in the source material. His Doppel turns this up a notch, (bordering on outright weaponizing it) as its form even is 'an obscured sufferer' and its nature is 'desire'.
  • Mythology Gag: In the manga, he was the one who was giving orders to Demon Snow. Here, he is The Dragon to Kyouka.
  • One-Winged Angel: He summons the first Doppel the main cast has to fight against, and he would have succeeded if it were not for Dazai.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His design bases itself from the black coat he wears in canon, and works in some red elements.
  • Shout-Out: His Doppel is one to his namesake's short story The Spider's Thread.
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     Chuuya Nakahara 
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First appearance: Chapter 5
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: —
Weapon: Gravity itself
Doppel: Arahabaki

First met in the rumor barrier of the Anonymous AI, Chuuya is the first contracted to use they/them pronouns in the story. They have a very short fuse and are quick to attack when enemies are in sight. However, Chuuya is not human, something Dazai points out later.


     Ougai Mori 
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First appearance: Chapter 7
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: To aid in the protection of Yokohama
Weapon: Scalpels
Doppel: Chrystel
The godfather of the mafia, who has to keep his relationship with Fukuzawa a secret. Fyodor forces him to use the mafia to spawn and protect rumors, but eventually he and Fukuzawa unite to fight against the Rats. A former doctor with ties to Dazai.

Buraiha

     In general 
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Unusual example. At first, they're not this. But then the Dark Era happens, one third of the trio dies and the other two third grows cold to eachother. But the dead one third comes back and eventually they play this trope straight.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Odasaku and Dazai. At first.
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: A former mafia executive with the power to nullify magic on touch who is ashamed over his darker side, a seer who had an angelic, genderless being with she/her pronouns stuck in his body, and a government member who used to be a spy in the mafia and created monsters, all best friends.
  • True Companions: How they started out. At the end, they have returned to being this, and it crosses over to Fire-Forged Friends by then.

     Osamu Dazai (Shuuji Tsushima) 
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First appearance: Chapter 1
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'Let me stop it, this instant'
Weapon: Guns, if any weapon at all
Doppel: Lavinia
A somewhat eccentric Puer Magi who is known in a large part of the city for his nullifying powers that essentially makes him the anti-magic unit. He has been chasing rumors for as long as they began popping up in the city. His past is shrouded in mystery, but as an old friend of his turns up, more and more of it is revealed.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up the topic of his Doppel is...not a good idea. He will break down and get angry at you with Tranquil Fury.
  • Broken Ace: Introduced as being known in the city and having a lot of friends that come in handy during the rumor investigation. He also still isn't over several issues in his past that come back.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Used to be part of a trio consisting of him, Odasaku and Ango. Odasaku used to dream, wanting to be a writer. Dazai and Ango made some ideas for him to work out in his stories. Shortly after, Ango disappeared and Odasaku went to look for him, only for it to be revealed that Ango was a spy. This broke up the trio and Odasaku eventually died. Dazai never got over it.
  • Exact Words: Whatever he wanted to stop at the time, he wanted to do it himself. So he has to touch whatever he wants to nullify.
  • Good Costume Switch: In the memories in chapter 6, mafia Dazai wears a black cape and has his blue Soul Gem near his throat. Notably, him wearing his Soul Gem in the shape it is now is a form of Tragic Keepsake.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Caecilia threatening to kill the Sakura rumor is because Dazai came up with the Sakura rumor for when the Buraiha would reunite in peace.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Receives Kenji's name upon harassing Akutagawa.
  • Leitmotif: Sis Puella Magica! for his current self, and its Dark Reprise Signum Malum for his mafia self.
  • Loophole Abuse: At the Exact Words entry, you can see that he needs to touch the user to nullify something. But he works around it twice:
    • In chapter 8, he wraps himself in the gust of wind Mitchell summons, because he's not touching her.
    • In chapter 9 of the sequel, he can get into Anne's Room and warns Lucy that if he touches her, it's all over.
  • Not So Different: Seems to be going for this while confronting Hawthorne in chapter 8. He points out that while there are many similarities between them (like having stepped out of an organization and having a lover who for some reason disappeared from their lives), there is one big difference between them: that Hawthorne has given in to despair or is about to, and that Dazai is a Knight In Sour Armor. This ends up convincing Hawthorne, and it is enough for his brainwashment to wear off.
  • Power Nullifier: His main magic, making him a crucial unit in dealing with enemy Doppels.
  • Properly Paranoid: Atsushi initially calls him out for 'believing in that shit' when Kunikida tells the lore of the Breakup Staircase. But Dazai calms him down and says that they don't...that is, they don't believe in the lore. The rumors, however, are totally real.
    The rumors are not true. The fact that they become real, is.
    • That line is given extra meaning if you know that Dazai knows where the rumors are from.
  • Stepford Smiler: So much that his Doppel's nature is restriction.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He is the one who came up with the Ten-Thousand Year Sakura in this universe.
    • Also, subtle Foreshadowing in this regard: All the way back in chapter 1, he says this:
    Yeah, [the rumors] kind of started with me.
  • Tuckerization: His doppel/witch form is named after a person the author knows.
  • Violently Protective Boyfriend: Shows shades of this towards Odasaku. And with everything they've gone through, it's hard not to understand that.
    (When someone has just confused Odasaku for Caecilia): I don't know who you are confusing Odasaku with, but I do know [Odasaku] has nothing to do with whoever you think of.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kunikida.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Zigzagged example with Odasaku. Back in the Dark Era, the two were the best of friends. Then Odasaku turned into a witch. But now, Odasaku returns and this trope seems to be subverted. However, for the remainder of the story, this trope is entirely played straight as The Heartless has taken over Odasaku. By the end of chapter 9, this trope is averted.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. In chapter 3, the implications of Dazai's Doppel/Witch form are...reasonably enough, nothing too scary... but that becomes a different story if he decided to rewrite the world with the Book like in the BEAST AU. The appearance of his Doppel in that world changes drastically a la Homulilly. A Madness Mantra of 'you should die' and references to Tanabata run rampant, along with stripping him naked.

     Sakunosuke Oda 
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Click here to see his doppel.
First appearance: Chapter 4 (proper)
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: To decide the future himself
Weapon: None
Doppel: Caecilia
Dazai's best friend, who died four years ago in the Dark Era. He seemingly comes back from the dead in a strange turn of events, before it turns out that Odasaku is not who he seems to be.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Is a very strange victim of this in the sequel. Poe calls xir 'Demoness' because he genuinely thinks that the person standing in front of him is Caecilia. It isn't, and it sends Odasaku to a breakdown later on after Dazai tells Poe not to do that.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Caecilia says that this is why she uses Odasaku's body.
  • Angelic Abomination: In general, Caecilia is based off traditional angel imagery. She plays a bit with the trope by looking like a Winged Humanoid, something angels are most often portrayed as. It being noted that she has another pair of wings reflects the biblical note of angels having three pair of wings note . Her true appearance is far more monstruous, as her Doppel version shows.
    • Made even more obvious as the way to 'let her out' in the sequel is closing eyes, folding hands in prayer and saying 'Fear not'.
  • The Atoner: Becomes this in the sequel.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Rather literally taken in this case.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Almost. Caecilia nearly kills the deliberately defenseless Sakura rumor because she doesn't want Odasaku to reunite with Ango and Dazai. This example is borderline The Fellowship Has Ended.
  • Came Back Wrong: Fyodor revived him using the reality-writing Book. That is, his body.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Odasaku turned into a witch at the end of the Dark Era instead of just dying.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: In addition to Caecilia's wings being littered in them, she can wipe her face and only show many eyes in its place. They play a large part in her attacks.
    • In addition to that, the notes say that she isn't even using all her eyes, as she actually has a second pair of wings that would cover her feet. But because they're Awesome, but Impractical, she doesn't show them usually (but it is expected it would look something like this). In Doppel form, however, they can still be seen.
  • The Heartless: Caecilia is opposite of everything Odasaku is: rude, self-absorbed and bad-mouthed.
  • The Heavy: Although she is just one of the three Rats leaders (the others being Fyodor and Hawthorne), a lot of plans stem from her twisted mind. Hawthorne is the one who does most of the legwork in her name, as he's mainly an extension of her power anyways.
  • I Know Your True Name: Caecilia notably calls Dazai by his true name. When she doesn't in the finale, everyone knows that Odasaku Came Back Strong.
  • Insufferable Genius: A huge Fatal Flaw for Caecilia. Because she (and Fyodor to another extent) tends to plan everything, she is convinced that her plans are foolproof. When things don't go her way, she resorts to sarcasm.
    Kyouka: She thought her plan was foolproof, huh...
  • Ironic Name: Caecilia means 'the blind one'.
  • Logical Weakness: He cannot react to multiple events happening at the same time once he's predicted them. It also seems that he cannot attack and predict at the same time. When Caecilia is in his body, her enemies utilize this by attacking from different sides at the same time. This ends up costing her her wings.
  • Stepford Snarker: Caecilia is only such a Deadpan Snarker because she's frustrated at life, at unobtainable things.
  • Seers: Dresses like one to match his powers.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In the sequel, Caecilia seems to have become this to Odasaku, who can 'let her out' by closing the eyes, folding hands in as if in prayer and saying 'Fear not'.
    • Interestingly, she is treated by the other characters and the writing itself like a seperate entity; i.e the pronouns shift and the name too. She seems to be aware of it herself too, referring to Odasaku as 'the body'.
  • Third Eye: His Soul Gem is located on it to suggest it. When Caecilia is 'out' in the sequel, it turns into a literal third eye.

     Ango Sakaguchi 
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First appearance: Chapter 8
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'Give me memories'
Weapon: Guns with mass-manipulated bullets
Doppel:
The rumor maker. His power mainly involves psychometry, but he has learned himself an offensive power in the form of mass manipulation. To attack, he redirects mass into the bullets he fires. Ultimately, he can even crack a witch barrier with it. He actually works for the government, but is out of order during the story.
  • Art Initiates Life: Came up with the ideas for the rumors, initially in the form of writing prompts for Odasaku to use.
  • Fusion Dance: Undergoes his own in the sequel, with Sakurako in order to protect her and, retroactively, their friendship.
  • Heroic R Ro D: Suffers one together with Ivan Goncharov when Caecilia needs one more rumor in chapter 8, which would be capable of converting their gathered energy. He blacks out and she takes him away.
  • Insistent Terminology: He is abducted in the sequel, not kidnapped since he is an adult and not a child.
  • Monster Progenitor: Is the rumor maker.
  • Verbal Tic: Substitutes l for | while fused with Sakurako, and capital L with |_.

Rats in the House of the Dead

     Fyodor Dostoevsky 
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First appearance: Chapter 6
Nationality: Russian
Wish: To be able to erase all contracts from existence
Weapon: Dagger
Doppel: Katerina
Fyodor is not often seen attacking, and his exact magic is unknown. Still, he proves to be a very dangerous Puer Magi with a strategic mind and gambits planned up until next year. Him being the leader of the Rats essentially makes him Dazai's arch-enemy. He often complains about Caecilia's behavior and purposefully triggers her from time to time, but appreciates her as a unit.
  • Body Horror: His Doppel is fused with his arms note . Said Doppel is inspired by the object heads from the creator of The Human Game, the Panspermia gods by said creator's friend k25Ff, and Russian icons.
  • Gaslighting: It is not said outright, but he shows signs of this towards Sigma, who has discovered that Fyodor has been erasing his past life. He seemingly concedes and apologizes, but does this in such a way that he is laying the blame by Sigma and not by himself.
  • Kick the Dog: Fyodor treats Sigma like a dog, by hitting him when he speaks up and reprimanding him for accidentally bumping into Kyouka.
  • Manipulative Bastard: How he enacts his schemes, by using others. At the end he turns out to never have been in Fendthope to begin with, just like how he was not at the supposed base in the manga.
    • His plan in the sequel is quite convoluted. At first, he traps Fitzgerald and Louisa in the pocket dimension of Sigma's Doppel. Then, he goes to the remnants of the Guild and says that they can have their leader and strategist back on two consequences. The first one is simply a sum of money, which they would give. The second one is that they have to switch allegiance - and this one is the crux of the plan. If they switch allegiance, Fyodor will free Fitzgerald and Louisa, but at that time, they are on opposite sides. With the remnants of the Guild on his side, Fyodor is sure to win against them note , and when he beats them, he has a lot of powerful servants to enact his further plans.
  • Non-Action Guy: Not seen in action. Everything he does is strictly behind the scenes.
  • Pass the Popcorn: In the sequel:
    That's going to be a fun show. Be sure to get me some popcorn first.
  • Rat King: His costume is meant to evoke this image.
  • Shout-Out: His Doppel name is one to Catherine Ward from Angels of Death.

     Ivan Goncharov 
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First appearance: Chapter 7
The creator of the rumor barriers.

Former Guild

     Mark Twain 
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First appearance: Chapter 1, Chapter 3 (properly introduced)
Nationality: American
Wish: 'Please give me control'
Weapon: Sniper rifles, but can handle larger weapons with Tom and Huck
Doppel: ??????

The Puer Magi who saves Dazai and Atsushi, and then tells them what happened when Hawthorne was gone. Is currently dating his battle partner, Lucy. He calls Caecilia 'Demoness'.


     Lucy Maud Montgomery 
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First appearance: Chapter 1, Chapter 5 (properly introduced)
Nationality: American
Wish: To realize her fantasy
Weapon: ??????
Doppel: ??????
The Puella Magi looking for Hawthorne. Initially apprehended by Atsushi to help catching Akutagawa, she is thankful to have met other contracted in Yokohama. She's currently dating her battle partner Mark Twain.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her ability plays an important role in both the capture of Ivan Goncharov, the protection of Ango and the battle against Kyougoku Natsuhiko.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Two white ones, tying her braids.
  • In Name Only: Shares very little similarity to the Lucy in the source material. However, chapter 9 reveals she still has Anne's Room, and says that she used to be part of an old organization that went the way of the dodo.
  • I Will Find You: Came to Yokohama with her partner and battle team. Then, the fight between Akutagawa and Hawthorne happened without her knowledge, leaving her to search for Hawthorne. She is overjoyed when she finally finds some of Yokohama's native contracted.
  • Leitmotif: This thing that tries hard not to feel too girly but still uses delicate instruments like bells and harps, and is intersected by quiet moments.

     Nathaniel Hawthorne 
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First appearance: Chapter 1, Chapter 3 (properly introduced)
Nationality: American
Wish: To be the emissary of God's Word on earth
Weapon: Blood Magic
Doppel: ??????
A Puer Magi who attacks Dazai for heresy. He is very devout, but disappears after this attack...only to reappear when his mind has already been altered. He has very powerful blood magic.
  • Back for the Finale: Comes back at the end when the Agency is fighting in Hotel Fendthope.
  • Badass Preacher: Dresses like one, and is mentioned to be very devout.
  • Blood Magic: His main magic.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Up until chapter 8 midway. It goes so far that (just like in the manga) he doesn't recognize the ones he attacks before, nor recognize his former teammates.
  • The Corruption: The brainwashment that has been enacted on him is implied to work like this. When he appears in chapter 6, Atsushi and Dazai are still able to discern that it is him by his trail. By chapter 8, Dazai initially confuses him for Caecilia when he appears, meaning that his trail has been taken over to resemble that of her. Tanizaki mentions that whereas his Fusion Dance was around 50%, Hawthorne's mind has been 90% corrupted by the hypnosis.
  • Light Is Not Good: His magical costume is notably white and yellow, in contrast to his black daily wear. And on top of that, he spends almost half of the entire story brainwashed.
  • Mythology Gag: The things that happen to him ( He loses to Akutagawa, Mitchell ends up in a coma, and he ends up being brainwashed and becomes a member of the Rats) are the exact same as in the manga.

     Margaret Mitchell 
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First appearance: Chapter 6 (mentioned) chapter 8 (properly introduced)
Nationality: American
Wish: To restore her family's honor
Weapon: Blow You Away
Doppel: ??????
Hawthorne's lover, who almost sacrificed her life to protect him. After Yosano heals her, she is back in action again and is able to help Dazai get to Hawthorne using her wind.

     Francis F. Scott Key Fitzgerald 
First appearance: Chapter 3 (sequel)
The leader of the former Guild, who surprisingly reappears in the sequel.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Strong and mature as he is, having stayed out of Yokohama has done something to him. Chapter 2 implies that he didn't even fight the Doppel he encountered out of sheer fear and panic, and out of lack of knowledge what they are.

     Louisa May Alcott 
First appearance: Chapter 8
Fitzgerald's trusty strategist.

  • I Will Find You: Was searching for Fitzgerald. At the time of the sequel, she has managed to find him and bring him back.
  • Non-Action Guy: She states that she has no offensive powers, which is the reason she was attacked.

Others

     Yukichi Fukuzawa 
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First appearance: Chapter 2
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: 'Give me control over what [you] do'
Weapon: Katana
Doppel: Samuele
The local Adjuster Atsushi meets. He is a veteran with the same powers as an incubator, and uses his sword to fight because he has no inherent offensive powers. But he is still a force to be reckoned with and even Kunikida has not managed to beat him even once. He is very afraid of his own Doppel, and it is unknown why...
  • All There in the Manual: Mentioned to be pretty darn afraid of his Doppel in the description, but it does not happen in the story itself. The extra character page gives the description of said Doppel:
    Doppel of regret. Its form is [x]. The master of this emotion feels a deep-rooted fear for it, but nonetheless accepts it. The large statues it consists of, are actually a separate being altogether that whisper orders at the main body their gaze is permanently fixed at. But because its master has taken the place of said main body, he cannot help but follow their orders. This obedience belongs to the highest tier and should be noted as highly unusual. It is forever stuck in this state, aimlessly ordering around its fully hypnotized master who effortlessly moves to its whims. As a result, everytime it is summoned, he curses it. If he continues to make use of this power, he may as well grow to be less strict with his subordinates.
  • Big Good: Starts out as a neutral Adjuster but slowly crosses the Neutral No Longer line as he has to involve Mori. In the sequel he supposedly becomes the leader of the Agency.
  • Da Chief: Has this air around him, as a Japanese one.
  • Famed In-Story: Says that he is known among the crowd. Obviously, not for his Adjusting abilities, but for other stuff he won't elaborate on.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Attacks witches and the like with his katana, due to his innate magic not being offensive.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Quick example in chapter 9 where he gets the location of the Soul Gems by holding the tip of his katana at a lackey's throat.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: His magical outfit isn't a far cry from his normal wear, which may be due to him not idolizing the life of a Puer Magi.
  • Mythology Gag: In the original, Fukuzawa had the power to subdue the magic of his subordinates, leading to them gaining more control over it. In here, Fukuzawa is an Adjuster like Mitama and Livia who can bring out the hidden potential of a Soul Gem at the cost of one Grief Seed per Soul Gem.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Why the offer of Ango to fuse with Sakurako (a rumor) isn't all that enticing to him.
    'Oh no...' Fukuzawa doesn't want this conversation to go to where he thinks it is going (...) and recalls the state of Tanizaki, perpetually spaced out as some backstreet junkie.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Insists that Mori and him have to pretend to be this during the entirity of the deal. It doesn't work out that well.
  • Tuckerization: His doppel/witch form is named after a person the author knows.

     Mizuki Tsujimura 
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First appearance: Chapter 4
Nationality: Japanese
Wish: Unknown
Weapon: Casting a Shadow
Doppel: ??????
A Puella Magi from the government. She fights and defeats the Misery Rhyton together with Dazai and Atsushi, and returns for the final battle too. She has shadow magic which she can use to attack and to defend.
  • Back for the Finale: Saves Kyouka by doing a Big Damn Heroes at the finale.
  • Badass Bystander: Initially appears to be just another bystander at the misery water vendor. However, she says later that she has been investigating this rumor for some time.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her main magic, both used to attack and defend.
  • Mythology Gag: Her involvement in Kyouka's case (including her saving Kyouka in the finale) is rather fitting, considering that in the original, Kyouka's Ability was transferred through a method learned from Tsujimura.

     Rumor of the 10, 000 Year Sakura 

First apperance: Chapter 8
The girl which is the manifestation of the Rumor of the 10,000 Year Sakura. She is eagerly awaiting the return of three friends in peace. At the end, she gives herself the name 'Sakurako Sakaguchi'.

     Kyougoku Natsuhiko 
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First appearance: Chapter 2 (sequel)
One of the members of the Immortal Bond of Souls. Can posess people by spreading a Witch Kiss.

  • Establishing Character Moment:
    Give me something of that junk and something that doesn't resemble dishwashing water.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His left arm (from his own perspective) is covered by his sleeve, but his right arm isn't, and is 'covered' by crossing leather instead (or whatever it's supposed to be).
  • Kitsune: The mask he wears is a blue kitsune mask.
  • Hypocrite: He says to Fitzgerald that he doesn't like strangers, yet he is working with a Russian man.
  • Onmyodo: Is described as looking like an Onmyouji.

     Sigma (Sergey) 
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First appearance: Chapter 3 (sequel)
One of the members of the Immortal Bond of Souls. Quite taciturn and obedient.

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