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This page is for characters appearing primarily in the The Tailor of Enbizaka for the Evillious Chronicles.


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    Enbizaka Residents 

Sudou Kayo

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"Now, let's begin our work"

The Villain Protagonist for the Tailor of Enbizaka song and novel, a talented tailor in Enbizaka, Jakoku who is loved by the town. In her song she laments over her lover that rarely comes home and meets many other woman, and eventually kills them for their clothes to attract his attention. Although the truth is that Kayo lost her real husband and child in a fire years before. Traumatized by her loss, she projects her lost loved ones onto other people.

Represented by: Megurine Luka

  • Affably Evil: Beloved by her neighborhood for her hard working attitude and cheerful disposition. She even expresses concern when realizing her growing feelings of envy and hatred for the people who have what she lost, and doesn't hold any ill will towards Kokutan for beheading her.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: During the great fire that took her husband, child, and mother, she spent time calmly quipping with her husband over his bragging that he can fly, suggesting he fly them all out of there.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Feels this way about her "lover", following him when he goes to see other women and killing them later to have him all to herself. Although the truth is different, she does genuinely exhibit these tendencies earlier on before she knows the truth about Kai.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Her severed head is displayed on a gibbet for the rest of the town to see as a warning against other criminals.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She crossed over this earlier in her life, when her mother, husband, and child all were killed in a fire. She outwardly appears to get better, but this is largely an act.
  • Determinator: Always dedicated to a task, be it working on new outfits or committing vengeful murder.
  • Divine Parentage: A demonic example; she's the daughter of human Sudou Nagare and the Demon of Envy swapped into Octo Kagura's body. This is why she has all the signs of a contractor despite having never contracted.
  • Empty Shell: In Seven Crimes And Punishments, she stops responding to any external stimuli after being sent to receive her "judgement" and never really snaps out of it. She shows no emotion when Gallerian sentences her to beheading, only moves when specifically told to do so and only barely acknowledges the Master of the Hellish Yard speaking to her. She finally returns to (mostly) normal by the time of master of the heavenly yard.
  • Envy: Embodies this sin in many different ways, such as her envy for Lukana's body, which is part of why she did the body swap for it. Her behavior towards Kai is also an example, not because she envied his "lovers" but because she envied that he had a family while she did not, and so sought to take it from him rather than just taking revenge on him alone.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's left unclear if her envious feelings are the result of her own tragically broken mind, or the influence of the Demon of Envy as its daughter.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She murders a family of four with a pair of tailoring scissors.
  • Kissing Cousins: Her real husband was actually her cousin.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: She went nuts with obsession towards a really unlucky man and kills the girls he's "cheating" on her with, who are his own family. Except that the song is merely her "Purple Dream" after getting Lukana's body, and she kills them for revenge but claims to be this for the best of her hometown.
  • Off with Her Head!: What her punishment ended up being after her crimes were discovered-she was decapitated, with her head hung up at the execution site in remembrance.
  • The Ophelia: Both of her bodies are always described as beautiful. She's also very much crazy, unable to tell people apart from her lost loved ones.
  • Punny Name: It's a pun on "stalker". In Eastern order, the name is "Sudou Kayo". Say it out loud.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Played with—she's amiable and even-tempered (even after succumbing to the sin of Envy), but she was originally raven-haired, as most Jakokuese people are, before switching bodies with Ma. Ma proceeded to manipulate her neighborhood's memories so that they think she always looked like that.
  • Shear Menace: Her Weapon of Choice with which she brutally murders her "love rivals" is a pair of tailoring scissors.
  • Stalker with a Crush: It becomes more and more apparent as her song goes on and in the end we learn her lover doesn't even know who she is.
  • Stepford Smiler: Played with. It's unclear even by the end how much of her cheerful, pleasant and polite demeanor is an act to cover up her deep sorrow and envious hatred, or genuine love for Enbizaka and the people in it.
  • The Stoic: She's able to remain calm even in the most dire of circumstances.
  • Unreliable Narrator: The man she's singing about? He's not her lover, and those women aren't his mistresses.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She's well loved by the town she lives in because of her skills and "good attitude"
  • Would Hurt a Child: Murders Rin with her scissors to get her yellow hairpin.
  • Yandere: She ends up stalking her not-lover, killing his wife and children out of jealousy, and then killing him when he "pretends" not to know her. Although in truth, while it's clear she very nearly was this, she instead kills Kai due to the fact that he's responsible for what ultimately killed her real family.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A tragic example. She's a polite, gentle, even-tempered woman from Evillious' Fantasy Counterpart Culture of Japan who, before the fire, demonstrated a lot of strength and dedication to her family. After the fire, though, it all goes wrong. This same strength leads her to perfectly execute her revenge plot against Kai.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is bright pink, although in this case it's actually Lukana's hair. Her natural hair is black.

Miroku Kai

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The man that Kayo perceives to be her lover; generous and good-natured (at least to an extent), he's a father in a family of four who is eventually murdered by Kayo. Born of a Jakokuese mother and a foreign father, he lives in Enbizaka with Mei, another product of interracial relations, and sells dry goods.

Represented by: KAITO

  • Asshole Victim: Played with. He's a loving family man who's pleasant and cheerful with much of the neighborhood but is so racist against foreigners that he practically disowns Miku over her relationship with a foreign man and is actually the cause of the great fire that killed Kayo's family, in an attempt to burn down the foreign relations office.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He's pretty frosty towards people who don't have Jakokuese blood, despite being a mixed child along with his wife. It turns out his intense hatred of foreigners directly relates to his ancestry, as a child of rape.
  • Child by Rape: He's the product of a foreign man raping his mother. Said mother committed suicide when he was ten, and he's hated foreigners and foreign influence ever since (although he seems to have made an exception for his foreign influenced family).
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In "The Tailor of Enbizaka"'s pv he's represented by the color blue, indicating him as KAITO.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: In the song Kayo mistakes him for dating his youngest daughter when she sees the two of them shopping together, saying he doesn't have any boundaries.
  • Punny Name: His name is a shortening of the name of his representative Vocaloid.
  • Stepford Smiler: He maintains a cheerful attitude despite occasional duress, and pretends to be accepting of foreigners—even smiling along with Perrier Marlon's bemoaning of Jakoku's isolationist policy—but he actually harbors a deep-seated hate for all foreign influence.
  • Your Cheating Heart: All in Kayo's perception of him though only really in the song, where the female members of his family are assumed to be his mistresses.

Miroku Mei

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Kai's wife, a woman wearing a red kimono and the kind daughter of a doctor who occasionally asks for Kayo's help fulfilling shop orders. She is the first woman Kayo murders, her red kimono stolen.

Represented by: MEIKO

Miroku Miku

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One of Kai's daughters, a young woman wearing a green sash whom Kayo perceives as a threat to her “relationship” with her “lover”. She is eventually murdered and her green sash stolen.

Represented by: Hatsune Miku

Miroku Rin

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One of Kai's daughters, a young girl who wears a yellow hairpin her father bought for her, who is generally kind and sweet, but always waiting for someone whose identity she isn't quite sure of.

Represented by: Kagamine Rin

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In "The Tailor of Enbizaka"'s PV, she's lacking color except on the yellow hairpin that Kayo desires from her—yellow also being her representative Vocaloid's color.
  • Demonic Possession: She makes a contract with the Demon of Pride to try and survive Kayo's attack. It doesn't work.
  • Hair Decorations: She's bought a hairpin by her father and is shown gleefully putting it on—the same hairpin Kayo kills her for.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted; she's the second to last victim of Kayo's murders and the youngest member of the Miroku family.
  • Past-Life Memories: She gains memories of her past life as Riliane due to contracting to the Demon of Pride, and even before then subconsciously wanted to see Allen again.

Perrié Cutie Marlon

An ancestor of Gallerian Marlon and an employee of the Freezis trade house in Enbizaka. She holds high hopes for the country to revoke its isolationist policy and open up trading with the Freezis Foundation, while competing with a similar foreign trading firm nearby.


  • Expy: With her name, Western background, and interests in making an island nation revoke their isolationist policy, she's a clear reference to the historical figure Matthew C. Perry, who was responsible for forcing Japan to open up to foreign trade.
  • Mythology Gag: She's Judge Gallerian Marlon's ancestor...and she makes mention of her son wanting to start a law firm back home.
  • No Indoor Voice: She's often loud and boisterous, especially when boasting.

    Kokutan-douji's Group 

Kokutan-douji

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A boy who was born from a rare ebony tree that had a trunk darker than any other, and was found without parents by an old man. As he grew up, he began to believe that there was something he had to do in life; he's told by a mermaid that his purpose is to meet his mother, Sudou Kayo. Once he comes to Enbizaka, though, he starts to doubt that this is really the truth. He ends up cutting off Kayo's head to carry out her punishment for her crimes and relates the story to a traveling monk, Gakusha.

Represented by: Kagamine Len

  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He would have gotten to Enbizaka sooner, but he kept stopping to help solve crimes and injustices along the way.
  • Due to the Dead: Along with Gakusha he chants memorial rites for Kayo's head.
  • Expy: He appears to be one of the character Momotaro, the folklore hero that fought the demons in Onigashima who was born from a peach.
  • Meaningful Name: His profile name, "Kokutan-douji", means literally "Ebony boy", referencing how he was born.
  • Reincarnation: It's all but stated in Seven Crimes and Punishments that he is one of Allen, and confirmed in the novel.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Keeping in mind that he's a child, although he did punish Kayo brutally he also had the wisdom to understand she was a tragic as well as deplorable character.

Inukichi

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Kokutan-douji's closest friend and companion. Hearing about the boy's encounter with the mermaid, he accompanies him on his travels in order to experience "foreign culture" in Jakoku. Along the way he takes part in various adventures.


  • Animal Motifs: He's a parallel of the dog that Momotaro befriended in the Onigashima legend, by virtue of his name and possibly his habit of "hounding" after women.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's always pursuing pretty girls but to no avail. This gets even worse when he pursues the beautiful maid Bufuko who turns out to be Behemo in drag.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kokutan-douji, making him the first of his companions.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is written using the kanji for "dog" and "good luck," marking him as one of Kokutan-douji's "animal companions."

Saruteito

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One of the people who accompanied Kokutan-douji on his journey to Enbizaka. As a descendant of Chartette Langley and a member of the Langley blacksmithing family, she is the sixteenth generation of her family to receive the name "Saruteito" in honor of her ancestor.

Represented by: Kasane Teto

  • Animal Motifs: She's paralleled with the monkey that accompanied Momotaro in the Onigashima legend, having a monkey mask and the Japanese word for "monkey" in her name.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She's identical to her ancestor of hundreds of years ago, Chartette Langley. Slightly subverted though in that she still has to dye her hair.
  • Meaningful Name: Part of her name has "monkey" in it, fitting with her monkey mask.
  • Verbal Tic: Constantly saying "yeah" after all her sentences, although she's doing it in imitation of her ancestor, Chartette, who really did have a verbal tic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Subverted; her actual hair color's black, but she dyes it to resemble her ancestor.

    Others 

Octo Kagura

Sudou Kayo's mother, a young girl from the Octo clan who eloped with Sudou Nagare when she was sixteen and had her infamous daughter. She, like the rest of Kayo's family, was killed sometime before the start of her madness.


  • Driven to Suicide: Sometime before the fire she allegedly jumped off a cliff and killed herself.
  • Elopement: She eloped with Sudou Nagare at sixteen. While the Demon of Envy was using her body, that is.
  • Grand Theft Me: Her body was stolen by the Demon of Envy, who promptly used it to elope with Nagare and birth Kayo.
  • The Narrator: She's actually the one narrating in Chapter 1 of the novel, while trapped in the scissors.

Gakusha/Sudou Gakuga

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A humble monk living in Jakoku with a traumatic past; he was found by another monk one day covered in burns and with no memory of his former life. In his travels he pays a visit to Enbizaka and learns the story of Sudou Kayo after encountering her severed head hung up in the town.

Represented by: Kamui Gackpo

  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Not necessarily a switch between good and evil but Gakuga was quite the playboy—polar opposite to Gakusha's life as a Buddhist monk.
  • The Casanova: He was like this in his youth, at least before marrying Kayo.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: With Kayo during the great fire, discussing his boasts that he could fly.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: He brags about being able to fly, although doesn't demonstrate it in the flashback. It's revealed that he flew out of the fire.
  • Due to the Dead: As part of his duties as a monk, he gives Kayo's head her funerary rites.
  • Kissing Cousins: Before losing his memories he fell in love with and had a child with Kayo, his cousin—although he didn't know that at first.
  • Only One Name: Only given "Gakusha" in the "Seven Crimes and Punishments" album booklet and not anything else. Averted by his real name.
  • Punny Name: His name starts the same way as his representative Vocaloid.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: He's stated to have woken up one day with burn scars and no memories of what occurred beforehand. By the end of the novel he finally remembers that he's Kayo's husband, traumatized by the great fire.
  • Winged Humanoid: He brags about having wings; at first, the reader is led to believe he's just boasting, but this is how he survived the fire that killed his child.

Kiji Yarera

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A member of the Yarera-Zusco Firm who visited Jakoku and became Miku Miroku's boyfriend until her untimely end. After she's murdered by Kayo, the enraged Kiji becomes determined to get justice for his love. During his investigation, he meets and befriends Kokutan-douji.


  • Animal Motifs: He's a parallel of the pheasant that Momotaro befriended in the Onigashima legend, by virtue of his name.
  • It's Personal: His desire to bring the Enbizaka murderer to justice is fueled by the death of his love, not necessarily out of a general thirst for justice.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for a green pheasant, marking him as one of Kokutan-douji's "animal companions" in parallel to the legend of Momotaro.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's an Elphe, and has the green hair characteristic of them.
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