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Gambling Birdman

Voiced by: Sousuke Fuji

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  • The Gambler: The protagonist meets him in the Roppongi casino, where he likes to spend most of his days.
  • Personality Powers: He's someone who enjoys gambling solely for the risk of winning or losing it all. Thus, his dice reflect this, as blessed by a water goddess, they either grant him fortune or destruction while ignoring any calculation or interference.


Fatherly Delinquent

Voiced By: Masahiro Ogata

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  • An Axe to Grind: Zenki is seen wielding one in Motosumi's 4-Star.
  • Berserk Button: For Motosumi, doing anything that riles up his kids is guaranteed to piss him off. For Zenki and Goki, it's hurting Motosumi.
  • Good Parents: Parent, but Motosumi looks after an entire gaggle of children in addition to Zenki and Goki, and while he can be rather tough on them it's of the "school of hard knocks" variety. Aside from the rare harsh lesson, he genuinely dotes on and loves them, and they return the affection.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His Vajira Sacred Artifact gives him the ability to exorcise even oni.
  • Making a Splash: Goki, once he's restored to his true form, wields water.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses his Sacred Artifact as a baby rattle, as seen above.
  • Older Than They Look: Not him, but possibly Zenki and Goki, considering his 4-Star mentions that the forms Zenki and Goki take are their "true forms" and by the time Motosumi wakes up after a battle, they have changed back to being infants.
  • Parental Substitute: He's this to all of his children, even Zenki and Goki, who he adopted after finding them as infants. His Setsubun variant even shows he wants them to get a well-rounded education, but also implies this is his Role, to take in and shelter those who been thrown away by society.
  • Playing with Fire: Motosumi's 3 and 4-Star Element in-game. Also, Zenki, once he's restored to his true form, wields fire.
  • Younger Than They Look: Motosumi's in high school, but thanks to his appearance regularly gets confused for being the actual father of the children he's caring for. He's actually quite gratified when he's called "young"!



Depraved Monk

Voiced by: Yoshihito Oonami

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  • Animal Stereotypes: Unsurprisingly, pigs. Ganglie is lazy and lustful, and wants nothing more than to be waited on hand and foot by lovely ladies (or handsome men).
  • Anything That Moves: It makes absolutely no difference to him whether you're a man or a woman - if he finds you attractive, he will hit on you, and he finds a lot of people attractive.
  • Butt-Monkey: If something's going to go wrong, it's going to go wrong for him worst of all. For an example, ending up in a barren desert while still holding onto his surfboard (and refusing to part from it, since it was expensive) or complaining about how everyone else got a new sprite while he's back in his old monk clothes.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Most of the times you see him he's trying to hit on as many people as possible, to absolutely no success. His terrible pickup lines probably don't help, along with how he's not traditionally attractive and his swimsuit of choice is a speedo.
  • Character Development: His usual in-game attitude is actually the result of this. Though he was once a commander of Hourai's heavenly navy, he found himself unfulfilled, tracing that feeling to the denial of his desires and wishes. So, he became the indulgent, lackadaisical boar we see today because other people's approval meant nothing if he was unhappy with himself.
  • Dub Name Change: From Gouryou in the original Japanese to Ganglie in the English localization. Though to note, even his English name is itself taken from the Chinese Zhū Gāngliè, another title used for the character on whom he is based.
  • Full-Boar Action: Subverted, in that while he is a boar and can technically fight just like everyone else can, he's not inclined to do so at all.
  • Hidden Depths: He was a General of Heaven, and can detect an upcoming ambush or notice a group ready to jump on the party from a dark alley. The problem is that while his perception is still top-notch, his combat skills - including tactics and strategy, along with brawling - have degraded heavily from disuse. It's to the point when the party finally is ambushed - which, again, he was expecting - he still complained he'd need five hours to come up with a strategy for the fight. Similarly, when captured by Aegir and given all the food and attention from lovely ladies he could ever want... he flat-out states that the place is nice but he's still going to break out the first chance he gets, with utter seriousness.
  • Lady Killer In Love: Well lady- and gentlemen-killer, but his bonus quests and love lines show that when he does find someone who truly loves him he will all but dedicate himself to them. Somewhat downplayed though in that he usually isn't successful in the flirting department.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While he doesn't like to fight, and in fact would rather not be anywhere near one (it takes time away from perving on people) if it comes down to it he's got a few tricks up his sleeve.
  • Mundane Utility: He prefers using his rake - which can command water to move as he wishes, including defying gravity - to make waves he can use to show off his surfing. It's a fair bet this was not what Hourai intended when giving it to him.
  • Pig Man: And he lives up (or down) to all of the stereotypes.
  • The Nose Knows: In the "Jiangshi Night" event he can recognize Soul Incense as soon as he inhales the smoke, and immediately suspects something's gone amiss.


Poem-Penning Tiger

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

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  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Thoroughly averted, if not inverted. The Student Council might actually be powerful... if anybody showed up to it. This leaves the burden of responsibility for running all of it on the shoulders of Licho, who's just the secretary, leaving him incredibly overworked.
  • A Simple Plan: Licho tries his damnedest to gain the respect and admiration of his peers through these, and they inevitably collapse around him. The "Jiangshi Night" event is the most recent in a long list of these, and it went spectacularly off the rails. In his defense, it was outright sabotaged and in the end was a smashing success thanks to the Protagonist and their friends, so it's possible - if unlikely - that the original plan would have worked out.
  • Bad Liar: His attempts to convince people that whatever disaster is currently going on is "definitely part of his plan, don't worry, it'll all work out" fall flat; it gets so bad that it starts slipping into Blatant Lies and Implausible Deniability.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Licho wasn't always a tiger; he was once a gifted poet who made a living from his skill with words - though not without flaws. Chiefly, he was so set upon being put upon a pedestal for his poetry that he refused to write from the heart for fear of losing that pedestal. This lead to his poetry being good, but "empty", and eventually spiraled into the cycle explained in Failure Hero, and his transformation into a tiger.
  • Beneath the Mask: Underneath the rough-talking egotistical jerkass is a man who's deeply, deeply ashamed of himself and desperate to escape his own flaws by the quickest, easiest path.
  • Big Eater: If the Protagonist comments on how many snacks he has in his room in the post-event quest, Licho will somewhat shamefacedly admit to stress-eating a lot, and also feeling more comfortable if there's always snacks nearby. Given that in his homeland food could be scarce, it's understandable.
  • Charm Person: One possible application of his scroll Sacred Artifact, and one he is very uncomfortable with. It's one thing to evoke emotions in others with his poetry, but another to use said feelings to control and manipulate them, and as such it's his last resort. The Artifact also has the caveat that Licho has to believe what he's writing into it - convincing onlookers that they're witnessing an impromptu play after a talented actress volunteered to help sell the illusion is easy, and can even affect the other participants into being masterful actors. On the flip side, when Licho needs to play a heroic part flawlessly, the only person he can use it on is the Protagonist because Licho thinks everyone else knows him too well for it to be believable.
  • Endearingly Dorky: The Protagonist can look at Licho's reading material in the post-event. Licho becomes mortified when they notice some manga themed around "delinquents", and even more so when the Protagonist sees the tiger has made notes in them and is using them as reference material for his own delinquent persona.
  • Failure Hero: How Licho views himself: he can't do anything right, and every attempt to shake off his past is doomed to fail. This turns into a vicious cycle where he will attempt a grand scheme to "redeem" himself in others' eyes, some minor mishap will upend his plan, and instead of adapting, he'll shut down completely, dooming the plan. Repeat ad nauseum. One of his greatest regrets is hiding in bushes by a path as a dear friend searched for him, and rather than face his successful friend as a tiger and with all his failures laid bare, Licho sought to flee... which resulted in his summoning to Tokyo.
  • Food as Bribe: In his post-event quest he claims the Protagonist will not be able to get on his good side by offering him some snacks. One line later: "Nom, mmph, nom."
  • Got Me Doing It: Babalon refers to him as a "pig" or "piggy" several times, and each time he corrects her with various levels of irritation. Then she calls him a "tiger", and suddenly the roles are reversed.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It does not take much to set him off, and he can take offense from some surprisingly minor things - usually involving someone who triggered his Inferiority Superiority Complex. Typically, he goes on a tirade before storming off.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Specifically, the "loved by the masses, from a distance" version - he wanted to be adored from afar, as he was afraid that he would be rejected if people knew the "real" him and all his faults. Part of his Character Development is breaking out of this mindset and understanding that not everyone will love the "true" him, but there will be people who do.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Licho has a deep-seated belief that - since he's certain he's such a magnificent poet - he's better than everyone else around him, while simultaneously having an immense dislike for those who have, for whatever reason, proven to be popular, skilled, or just somehow "exceptional", because they have what he knows he could have had... if he'd not been too cowardly to reach for it.
  • Misery Trigger: Licho's is "failure". At the merest hint of one of his schemes for renown going belly-up he'll start blustering about how it's all part of the plan, really, even if it's clearly... not. When things go completely out of control, he'll even faint.
  • Only Sane Man: On a slightly meta level; in a game where practically everyone either loved the Protagonist, falls in love with them shortly after meeting them, or just hated them to begin with, Licho... outright states that he just met the Protagonist and doesn't know them well enough for anything more, though he is harboring (and hiding poorly) a small crush.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: He sports one on his left cheek. It does nothing except to try to make him look like a tough guy, plus it's applied on top of his fur. It can't be pleasant to remove and reapply.
  • Shout-Out: He's voiced by Jun Fukuyama and he has the ability to manipulate people if he chooses. Now where have we heard that before...