The cast of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, sorted by status.
An amnesiac man found by Kuon in the mountains near Yamato.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: He gets a Heroic BSoD when he sees Vurai slaughter a village hiding traitors within them without mercy in the anime. In the game, Haku is less phased about the war in general, and though the above only happened exclusively in the anime and not in the game, he probably wouldn't be as distraught about it as his anime counterpart was during the ensuing massacre. What actually got him shaken up in the game that led to the guys having the naked party to cheer him up was him essentially discovering humanity's fate - and what could have possibly happened to him - in one of the ruins he and his party explore on behalf of the emperor.
- Adaptational Wimp: He fought significantly less in the anime than he did in the game, often letting others fight for him in his stead. In the games, he actually grows to be reasonably fit by the latter half of the game and becomes a decently skilled fighter in his own right.
- Amnesiac Hero: Like Hakuowlo before him, he wakes up with no memory of who he is.
- Wistful Amnesia: Meeting the Emperor personally causes him to wonder if they've met before.
- Book Dumb: Played with. He's very intelligent, but is illiterate at the start of the story, much to Kuon and Nekone's shock. However, he does master it almost immediately.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He is for sure. He was the only one smart enough to figure out how to fix the water wheel mill, and he calculates large equations instantly. However, he comes off as lazy due to being so quick to tire out. This may because massive difference in strength between him and everyone else, or because he was likely comatose until his awakening.
- Brutal Honesty: He makes a bad impression on Nekone during their first meeting because he's observant but doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut, so he wounds her pride by telling her brother that he's making her lonely. Even the otherwise blunt Ukon at one point comments on his seeming inability to be indirect or use an ounce of tact.
- Butt-Monkey: Shapes up to be this faster than Hakuowlo, and not just because of his lack of stamina and knowledge of the world he woke up in. Poor schmuck's got some pretty bad luck. His only escape is to make someone else lower down the pecking order take the abuse for him, such as pushing unpleasant work off onto Kiwru or letting Anju take the fall for his own theft of Atuy's booze.
- Buxom Is Better: When the curtain between Kuon's bath and the rest of the tent falls, he gets a good luck without meaning to. He muses that she's beautiful but that her chest is pretty disappointing even though she's hardly flat.
- Combat Hand Fan: Just like Hakuowlo, Haku quickly takes to using this as his weapon after Kuon tosses him one. It seems to be the same fan, though it's described in more detail than it was before.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: While Hakuowlo was strong in combat, intelligent in strategy and politics, and had an air of authority (any time he wasn't being a Butt-Monkey); Haku has no stamina, is lazy, quick-witted but initially illiterate, and more personable than charismatic, and lacks a mask. Hakuowlo was the Iceman the scientists in the past were researching and has no memories of his time before that, Haku was a hacker who looked up on info from Project Iceman by tampering into the researchers' data on Hakuowlo, and had a married brother along with his niece, the former of which was the reason why the world is what it is today.
- Cool Mask: After Oshtor dies, he takes up his mask and his identity to continue his legacy and duties in his place.
- Cool Uncle: During his fragmented flashbacks, one of the people he sees most often in his memories is his niece Chii. She really adored him and even had a Precocious Crush on him. Unfortunately, he was put into stasis and then the catastrophe happened. Mito didn't have the opportunity to rouse him and Chii herself turned into a slime, which is pretty upsetting.
- Cowardly Lion: He really just wants to be left alone and live easy, but he'll push himself when the chips are down.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Lazy, reluctant, and beleaguered as he may be, he's still able to put up a good fight against Oshtor, even if you consider that Oshtor's taking it easy on him, and has it in him to one-shot guys before they can react.
- Do Well, but Not Perfect: He tries to make sure he doesn't have to work harder than he wants to because doing perfectly would make everyone expect more out of him.
- Everyone Has Standards: He likes to tease Nekone, but when he notices she's genuinely very scared of ghost stories he immediately stops even talking about them.
- First-Person Smartass: He's always kick with snark or a complaint in his head.
- Fish out of Water: Near zero physical strength, zero familiarity with the world around him, and on top of that he couldn't even read.
- Foreshadowing: See those shots with him together with Oshtor in both openings? They foreshadow Haku's eventual fate at the end of the game/anime.
- In the original game, Haku decided to pull a prank on Nekone by putting on Oshtor's mask and dressing up like him, complete with copying his voice and mannerisms, and it worked so well that even Nekone Oshtor's own younger sister of all people, was fooled. Guess what Haku does at the end of the game/anime?
- Friend to All Living Things: Downplayed. Haku notes early on that all the domestic animals seem to really adore him and get very excited when he's nearby, but he doesn't actually like them in return and wild animals still just want to eat him.
- Heroic BSoD: He suffers this in both mediums but the events that caused it vary:
- In the original game, Haku and the gang were sent to Uzuurusha by the Emperor to explore some ruins that were found there. Along the way Haku discovers a true human in cryogenic sleep. After managing to wake the sleeping human up, Hakuowlo's curse kicked in and proceeded to turn the human into a glob of immortal slime. Witnessing this, he realized who and what he was and what had happened to the human race. He even wonders if it might happen to him, but seems to realize if he's been safe up to this point it's probably not a threat.
- In the anime, witnessing Vurai's merciless rampage and subsequent collateral damage to the village they were in at the time caused him to have a quiet depression phase. Unfortunately, with the way it was handled compared to how the game did it, Haku's BSOD looked more like he was wangsting.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Non-lethal example. Haku basically gives up his identity, his relationships, and his attachment to Kuon to take Oshtor's place as the General of the Right after he dies, in order to ease Yamato's state of political unrest at the end of the game/anime.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He considers himself untalented and fairly useless despite being brilliant and fairly charming.
- Hikikomori: Before the disaster struck mankind, he seems to have been rather socially isolated and had no job. Instead, he would just hack into secure servers to find out what the researchers were doing. After some initially unsuccessful prodding, his brother did finally manage to get him to start interacting with his family more and help with his work.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. Kuon accuses him of being a terrible judge of people, but it's actually just that he can't tell who's strong and who isn't at a glance because he has no experience with that kind of thing. He's actually very good at reading people when the situation calls for it.
- Human Popsicle: He comes out of stasis as the game begins. At first it seems that the stasis pod just failed and booted him out so he wouldn't die inside, but later it's implied that Kuon found and woke him inside some ruins. It appears he went into stasis either just before or just after the cataclysm, which is why he was spared from it.
- Identity Amnesia: Like Hakuowlo before him, he doesn't remember who he is when he wakes up to find someone taking care of him. However, it doesn't seem like he was anyone particularly important anyway. Though in the present, his brother is the emperor of the most prosperous known country in the world. He actually remembers who he is much earlier as well, but keeps quiet because it doesn't really change anything.
- Ignore The Fanservice: He barely had any reaction to seeing Kuon naked while she was trying to chase someone apparently peeping on her bathing, other than a casual "I see it now".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He bitches and whines about having to do dangerous work, but whenever he's given an actual choice about whether to take on a mission he always steps up because his conscience won't allow him to do otherwise.
- Lazy Bum: He always tries to avoid work or do the bare minimum necessary to get by. Flashbacks to the past show that he didn't hold down a job back the either despite having a great deal of talent. Eventually, his older brother roped him into helping with his own work, though the details of what they actually did are rather vague. By the end, however, he has willingly decided to 'become' Oshtor, meaning he'll have to work constantly.
- Living Emotional Crutch: He already became this for Kuon by the end of the game as the news of his "death" relayed by "Oshtor" (him in Oshtor's clothes) causes Kuon's particularly unstable Heroic BSoD.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He is the Emperor of Yamato's younger brother.
- Magnetic Hero: Like Hakuowlo before him, but on a more personal level. He's quick to make friends out of almost everyone, which saves him in his first job as a restaurant waiter. Then Reality Ensues when he's paid a paltry amount of money. According to Mito, demi-humans naturally defer to humans, which might have something to do with it.
- Master of None: He has below average attack and defense and average speed. Neither his attack or damage chains are very potent in either effect or range, either. Probably his most valuable skill is a target heal and zeal buff, but overall he's a very average unit who excels at nothing. However, he does have a number of useful passive skills, including the best revive skill in the game and a 20% attack and defense bonus against demihumans, which comprise the majority of the enemies in the game.
- Master of the Mixed Message: He's nicer to Rulutieh than any of the other party members and occasionally sounds like he's flirting with her, but when people point it out he has no idea what they're talking about. It's clear that he thinks she's cute but has no actual designs on her or anything.
- Never Learned to Read: Played with. He can read modern Japanese (which the Yamatans refer to as "eldscript"), but he can't read the Yamatan writing system due to not having grown up in their society. This startles Kuon and Rulutieh, who had assumed he could read due to his obviously educated nature. He does seem to pick up their writing system relatively quickly after being tutored by Kuon.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Uruuru and Saraana's extreme aggression just makes him uncomfortable.
- No-Sell: Camyu tries her invisibility spell on him and fails at it just as badly as she did to Hakuowlo in the first game. Later, Camyu is walking right in front of Kuon without being noticed while Haku can see her just fine, implying it just doesn't work on humans.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Inverted. Being a normal human among the unnaturally strong natives, he's actually extremely weak in comparison.
- Oblivious to Love: He completely fails to notice Rulutieh's massive crush on him. The only one who does seem to notice is Kuon.
- Only Sane Man: Especially considering how nuttier everyone is compared to the prequel.
- Perpetual Poverty: No matter how large the reward for a job, it always gets taken by Kuon to pay for living expenses or spent on his friends. No matter what treasures he finds, they're always lost.
- Power of Trust: When it comes to the war with Tuskur Kuon is feeling conflicted and like she should be under suspicion, but when she asks why Haku trusts her information he simply says that if her information isn't reliable then nobody's is, seemingly oblivious to the fact that with her conflicted loyalties most people wouldn't fully trust her in this situation. She's clearly shaken by his complete faith in her after that.
- Punch-Clock Hero He's a loyal friend and not particularly malicious, but he prefers to leave the heroism to others when he can. As a result he tries get rich quick schemes during jobs and has absolutely no qualms with framing people for capital crimes to keep his acquaintances out of trouble.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Though he otherwise acts something like a stereotypical lazy old Japanese man, he also has great interest in thinking up and making new kinds of confectionaries. And they're really good too, instantly becoming a hit across the capital. After he's done inventing a new sweet, however, he quickly loses interest in making it himself and wants to move on to the next.
- The Reveal: Haku is obviously a human like Hakuowlo was. More importantly, he was the brother of the Emperor and founder of Yamato, Mito, who was a scientist dedicated to bringing back humans from the Tatari.
- Selective Obliviousness: According to his brother, this is a bad habit of his. When he notices something difficult he just ignores it and hopes it will go away on its own. For example, after regaining his memories he does his best to deny them rather than admit that the human race is gone. However, he also does it out of consideration sometimes, such as letting Kuon's blatant lies about her background slide.
- She's Not My Girlfriend: People sometimes think he's in a relationship with his Kuon, which he swiftly denies.
- The Slacker: Would rather eat, sleep, and drink than do any form of work at all.
- Take Up My Sword: Inherits Oshtor's mask and position after he dies.
- Unfazed Everyman: So long as his life's not in any danger or throwing a curve ball at him he's comically hard to freak out, not reacting to Kuon's nudity, barely playing along with Atuy's shenanigans, and denying any attraction to Kuon in deadpan boredom.
- Wistful Amnesia: He doesn't remember who he is, but finds certain things oddly familiar. For example, he recognizes the emperor's high priestess and for some reason the sight of her makes him sad. He's also served green tea at one point and is quite happy since people almost exclusively drink black tea in Yamato. However, when he thinks back, he realizes he hasn't had it once since he woke up on the mountain.
- You Are in Command Now: After Oshtor's death via overuse of his mask, Haku takes up his role to protect Yamato and Anju. While it seems the position of head imperial guard of the right is basically irrelevant under the current circumstances, instead he has to work to secure Oshtor's former nation, prepare for a civil war and all the other responsibilities his best friend used to handle.
A doctor with ears and tail like an animal's. Having left from her homeland, she encounters Haku while traveling along leisurely. She possesses great strength, an immense appetite and much knowledge of medicine. Despite her attempts to hide it, it's clear that she's from a wealthy family and currently something of a runaway while she explores the world.
Apart from her apothecary abilities she's also quite versed in what history and lore remains of the time before the current world order, which allows her to quickly connect with Nekone.
- Adorkable: It's tempting to not want to cuddle her whenever she gets excited over something.
- Ambiguous Syntax: When Yamato goes to war with Tuskur she asks Munechika to be careful because she doesn't want the people she cares about to get hurt. But she didn't mean that she wanted her not to attack Benawi but rather that Benawi would flatten her if she wasn't careful, which he does.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: She generally restricts herself to fighting with her fists, though later she does get a ranged attack using thrown knives leading into a close range combo.
- Bathing Beauty: Seriously. Don't get in the way of her hygienic needs.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Is generally a kind, and overall nice girl...so long as you aren't pushing her buttons. She also happens to have inherited her father, Hakuowlo's very destructive godly powers too, so you definitely do not want to get on her bad side.
- Big Eater: The more Kuon eats, the more aghast Haku looks. Eventually, between frames she manages to make food the size of her head disappear.
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards Nekone, who sees Kuon as a surrogate older sister, and to an extent, to the young heir apparent to Yamato, Anju.
- Cheerful Child: According to her mothers Touka and Karulau, she was this when she was younger, and boy howdy was she cute.
- Combat Medic: She's also a pharmacist by trade. But unlike Eruruu, she can throw it down with the best of them.
- Conflicting Loyalties: During the war with Tuskur she doesn't know what to do at first between siding with her homeland or her friends and the place she's been living for quite some time. While she eventually sides with her friends, she feels like they should be suspicious of her, but they're more worried about her than anything.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Though she's a pharmacist like Eruruu and can serve as a support healing unit, in personality she actually tries to be more like Karulau and seems to have her physical strength. As a result, she's also a serviceable physical unit.
- Cool Big Sis: She instantly bonds with Nekone by reading her as easily as Haku does but being less obnoxiously blunt about it. Plus, they share the same nerdy hobbies.
- Covert Pervert: See Peeping Tom below.
- Cute Bruiser: More evident in the game than in the anime where she fought more.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Remember that baby Oboro was holding during the epilogue of the original game? Yup, that was Kuon as an infant.
- Elemental Powers: She's associated with the earth element and can use earth based attack in her attack chains. Near the end during her Heroic BSoD she also burns men to death with unquenchable flames, freezes them solid with the wind and causes them to instantly rot and die.
- Foreshadowing: Hints of who her parents are were dropped all throughout the game and the anime. She carries a fan that anyone who read the first game would recognize, she's weakened by the twins attempting to seal Vurai's mask, Kurou's statements about swearing his allegiance to her father would not be something he'd say about Oboro and the way she has a highly extended family full of people who raised her. This includes multiple 'mothers' with no indication that any of them actually gave birth to her before confirmation that her birth mother died soon after she was born.
- Friendless Background: She's not very social and her family often mentions that she has no friends. It doesn't leave her terribly socially adjusted, just a little awkward sometimes.
- Genki Girl: Her younger self only. She's mostly grown out of it as an adult however.
- Heroic BSoD: When she was told Haku had died, she just completely shut down and wandered away by herself. During this, some agents of either Raikou or Woshis tracked her down and 'captured' her, only to be brutally slaughtered by a dazed Kuon.
- Heroic RRoD: Briefly happens when the twins attempt to seal Vurai in the game and she began looking pale and sickly as the process was happening, thanks to her having Witsarunemitea's blood in her veins. And as Futari no Hakuowlo reveals, using her divine powers to their full potential for an extended amount of time actually exhausts her. She slept for at least ten days in between Itsuwari's epilogue and Futari's prologue.
- Hypocritical Humor: She nags Haku for his laziness, but she pushes off the difficult or unpleasant work on to him all the time. She's also disappointed to see that he's illiterate, but while he dutifully studies to be able to read she takes the first excuse she can get to slack off.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Unlike Haku's Master of None, Kuon's has nearly all bases covered, with both ranged and melee attacks, healing and buffs, and all-around good stats; meaning that even once the more specialized members are recruited, she'll still remain very useful. She simply lacks Haku's passive abilities and aura.
- Love Epiphany: She's heartbroken when Haku 'dies' and just wanders off into the distance. It takes Oboro tracking her down and calming her down for her to realize that she was in love with him.
- Meaningful Name: Kuon means "healthy". Quite a meaningful name considering her mother's condition.
- Naked Freak-Out: During a bath scene, Kuon senses someone is peeping. She tries to chase after the intruder, but fails to do so. Hearing her annoyed shriek, Haku, who was told not to peek comes out and asks what happened. Kuon, seemingly forgetting that she still has no clothes on, asks if Haku saw something to which he replies that he wouldn't say he saw something before flatly adding, "I see it now," a moment later, causing her to freak out in embarrassment.
- The Peeping Tom: Haku barely leaves the room for his bath before Kuon gets an evil grin on her face, runs to the exterior of the bath and finds a hole to watch through. On the other hand, her reaction may suggest that this is her first time peeping. Peeping on him in the bath is also how she discovered that he'd torn up his feet during the long trek to the village.
- Prehensile Tail: Kuon wraps her tail around Haku's head, and quite tightly going by his pained reaction.
- Secretly Wealthy: It's an open secret for most of the game that Kuon is from at least a wealthy home and more likely a noble one. She tends to give herself away with her pronouns, some behavioral tics and a fondness for certain expensive foods, namely mead and the honey it's made from. People don't press her on it because it's clear she doesn't want to talk about it.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: It's implied that she's known since before the game started that Haku was a human and was in fact the one who originally found him in stasis and woke him. However, when Haku is learning the same thing herself she can't bring herself to ask, meaning he doesn't figure out she knows.
- Super Strength: Even for a proxy she has a lot of it, rivaling Karulau in strength. To get an idea, she's able to effortlessly drag Haku around with just her tail. She is also able to wipe the floor with enemy soldiers on the battlefield, knocking them out with one clean hit.
- Team Mom: She's the team's co-leader along with Haku and acts as a mix of the team's mother figure and disciplinarian. Haku even mentally calls her "mom" when she's being bossy.
- Verbal Tic: Frequently ends her sentences with "...ka naa" which translates to tacking on "I think." or "maybe." to her sentences.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She finds Anju annoying, but clearly relates to her whenever she's going through her rebellious princess thing. As a result she stands up to her against Munechika, only to realize that she still doesn't have any counter to the 'You have too many responsibilities to act like this' argument.
- Willfully Weak: In the anime, Kurou implies that Kuon should be stronger than him. She isn't, though, or at least not consciously.
Apparently a court scholar tagging along with Ukon in order to provide knowledge and magic. He also serves as Dekoponpo's tactician.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Haku. It doesn't help that he's fairly rude in how he tries butting between Haku and anyone Maroro thinks is getting Haku's attention.
- Adaptational Wimp: Well, he's a wimp in the game as well, but he also had the virtue of not (being capable of) running away, and his magic is much faster and impressive despite not having a cinematic Limit Break.
- Antiquated Linguistics: He's practically Shakespearean.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His magic's powerful, no doubt about that. Except that it takes too damn long to conjure, and Maroro looks absolutely ridiculous.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: His incredible admiration of Haku stems from Haku's simple kindness when they first met.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Despite being Dekoponpo's tactician and actually proving to be far more perceptive than him, his expertise is outright ignored or even suppressed.
- The Chew Toy: Haku's a Butt-Monkey, but Maroro's just born to be everyone's kickball. He's a noble and a court scholar, yet he's introduced suffering from absurd motion sickness, dragged in a dangerous situations, easy to scare the crap out of let alone take out, and it's clear no one has any particular attachment to him.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He effectively disappears after Episode 4, and doesn't even get mentioned until Episode 14. Even the game had Maroro show up in various events between these two points of the story.
- Crutch Character: He starts off as the party's initial Black Mage character, but he only has one attack chain and won't be available after the first few maps apart from the late game Uzurusha ruins, where you won't want to use him anymore because you have Uruuru & Saraana, who are far better in every aspect.
- The Dandy: He looks like he should be in a Noh play, and he may as well take the throne for "Most Pathetic Run Ever".
- Lovable Coward: He's technically an accomplished mage but likes to stay way from anything resembling danger. Fortunately, his loyalty to Haku overshadows his fear, so he can generally be relied on.
- Magic Dance: His magical incantation looks like this. Though it looks less like something mystical and looks more like he's twerking.
- Mr. Exposition: Despite being a court scholar, he's relegated to providing Haku with information of the world in the first few episodes.
- Perpetual Poverty: Despite spending most of every paycheck to pay off his family's debts, Maroro's family members constantly spend beyond their means and ruin all his hard work.
- Playing with Fire: All of his magic is fire and explosion based.
- Squishy Wizard: Very squishy and not a terribly useful as a wizard.
- Verbal Tic: "Nyaho!" Must be a recurring thing with this world's nobles.
Rulutieh & Kokopo
A timid girl who is also the last princess to Kujuuri, vassal state to the Yamato Empire. She's accompanied by Kokopo, her pet Hororon bird which resembles a giant flightless sparrow.
- The Beastmaster: Kokopo does the fighting while Rulutieh does the riding.
- Character Exaggeration: While Rulutieh was already a Fujoshi in the game, her being one wasn't as overt as how the anime played it up. There were a few scenes regarding her doujin collection, a big of fantasizing over Haku x Oshtor and that was about it.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She doesn't take kindly to Saraara and Uruuru fawning over Haku at every opportunity and offering their services to him. Though it's possible she doesn't want them ruining her ship.
- Covert Pervert: Oh boy...
- For starters, she's a hardcore Yaoi Fangirl.
- She fantasizes about about Ukon and Haku's relationship whenever it's mentioned, to the point where she faints. Three times. And she's still wobbly after the third.
- And then there's her fawning over the doujin shop, where she gets incredibly offended by Atuy's lack of knowledge in yaoi authors.
- And she's also a rather skilled yaoi artist herself. Which includes drawing two guys going at it hard.
- And then there's the trip on Atuy's father's cruiser, where the musclebound all-male crew are wearing nothing but Fundoshis and jackets.
- Cuteness Proximity: Okay, Haku, we know Rulutieh's adorable. But you should really know by now you can't even carry two buckets of water, even for her.
- The Dreaded: To Moznu and his gang after Cocopo's vicious mauling.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She's a girly cutie who's great in the kitchen.
- Friend to All Living Things: Though she denies it, Aruruu claims that she's also capable of talking to animals. Unfortunately, they don't actually take her seriously and she seems to have less talent for it than Aruruu.
- Glacier Waif: Much like Aruruu and Mukkuru before her, Rulutieh and Kokopo serve as a tank unit. Not bad for such a meek girl.
- Ill Girl: She was often bedridden as a kid, leading her father to send her to the capital so she can see the world outside her bedroom.
- Interspecies Friendship: Kokopo becomes fast friends with Mukkuru, to the point where she's crying tears and snot when Mukkuru has to leave with Aruruu!
- Killer Rabbit: Kokopo looks like a giant ball of fluff, but she's absolutely vicious to whoever attempts to harm Rulutieh or even disrespect Haku (or she just plain dislikes).
- Licked by the Dog: Kokopo takes very kindly to Haku, nuzzling him at every opportunity and sometimes even nibbling at his hair much to his annoyance.
- Love at First Sight: She falls for Haku during their first meeting.
- Love Epiphany: Just like Kuon, Rulutieh doesn't realize she's in love with Haku until after hearing of his "death".
- Morality Pet: To Haku, though he's not a villain. Haku's either outwardly or inwardly snarky and rude to everyone except Rulutieh, who he always treats with total kindness. When Kuon asks why Rulutieh isn't insulted like the rest of them he's borderline offended at the very idea.
- Shrinking Violet: Rulutieh is very softspoken, leading to her giving a rather weak impression... which make all the more surprising and hilarious that she's a Covert Pervert.
- Supreme Chef: She's the party's main cook, and her is considered to be one of the best things the party has tasted.
Ukon's stern little sister. Incredibly smart for her age, but can't hold any official positions because she's too young.
- Adorably Precocious Child: She managed to pass the imperial scholar's test at such a young age they can't even award her a position for it yet.
- Big Brother Worship
- She greatly admires her brother Oshtor and wants him to spoil her. However, she only seems to like the more serious Oshtor side and gets upset when he's relaxing as Ukon.
- She also quickly forms a sisterly bond with Kuon and always refers to her as such from that point on. She believes pretty much anything Kuon has to say and they spend a lot of time together.
- Break the Cutie: Oshtor's/Ukon's death hit her hard.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: At the end, she has a completely blank look and a monotone as she relays Haku's death to the group. Or at least, that's what they chalk her look up to. She actually looks like that because not only is her brother the one who really died, but he would still be alive if not for her.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She tries to act like the responsible one to Ukon despite being a child.
- Friendless Background: She spent so much time studying that she never had time for making friends with her peers, who tended to be put off by her intelligence.
- Heroic BSoD: When Ukon/Oshtor dies at the end. It was downplayed in the anime thanks to the adaptation changing the circumstances of Oshtor's death, but in the game, because Nekone holds herself partially responsible for Oshtor's death, she's as broken as you get at the end.
- Hero-Worshipper: She greatly admires her brother Oshtor along with the rest of Yamato's population. She doesn't seem to like the Ukon side of his personality, however.
- It's All My Fault: Her reaction to Oshtor's death. She sobs as she apologizes to him as he lays dying.
- Intelligence = Isolation: She had a hard time making friends with anyone when she was learning. She's much more interesting in studying and reading than doing things like playing outside, so she's really happy to make friends with Kuon.
- Leeroy Jenkins: She's actually worse about this than Atuy when she gets upset. Near the end, she starts a pointless fight with a group of soldiers because she can't hold back for five seconds when Oshtor is in trouble, completely ignoring that the current mission relies on stealth. Soon after his rescue she again has to be held back by Haku. When he lets her go, she jumps off the cart to run back to Oshtor. Finally, she pops out when Oshtor was seemingly defeated but actually about to counter, getting him killed. It's worse in this case because there is absolutely nothing she could do in this situation and knows it.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Oshtor tells the group to go on ahead while he takes care of Vurai. Haku forces her to come along while they leave it to him, but she sense a death flag and runs back to find Vurai beating the crap out of Oshtor. She runs out before he delivers the final blow only to distract him, causing Oshtor's fatal counter to miss. As a result, Oshtor has to sacrifice his life and possibly his soul to defeat Vurai rather than catching up later like he said he would.
- Red Mage: She's your party's primary healer, but she does have two offensive spells. She can also use one attack and one heal spell in a single turn later on.
- Secret Keeper: First, of Ukon actually being Oshtor. By the end, of Haku taking Oshtor's place after death (along with the twins).
- Token Mini-Moe
- Tsundere: She wants to be spoiled by her brother, but he's pretty dense and doesn't realize it, meaning she's fairly grouchy around him when she's not being worshipful. She's also rather aggressive towards Haku but, while she doesn't seem to actually like him, she does trust him and is more open around him than almost any other character.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Just like Ukon, she's got arrow brows.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Frequently acts like the responsible adult compared to everyone else.
- Verbal Tic: Says "Desu" with greater frequency and emphasis on "des" than usual for the Japanese language.
The princess of Shahhoro. Though one of many nobles who arrived as part of Yamato's Nativity Festival, she's Smitten Teenage Girl who sneaked away from her cohorts to have a little fun and to find a little love, being recruited into Haku's group in hopes of eventually finding someone.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Atuy in the game was a Blood Knight who actually relished in fighting and combat. In the anime, her personality was heavily downplayed in favor of her being a Love Freak instead.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She loves her dad, but he tends to be too demonstrative and it gets on her nerves.
- Badass Adorable: She's cute and spacey, but she's also the deadliest party member. She's actually quite close to a berserker and really enjoys fighting.
- The Beastmaster: Though mainly in the game and to a much smaller extent, she fights alongside her pet Kurarin, a floating jellyfish-like creature.
- The Big Guy: Despite being fairly small, she's the most aggressive member of the party and considered one of their strongest fighters.
- Blood Knight: In the game. She's known among her people for being bloodthirsty in battle and loves a good fight when given.
- Boobs of Steel: Has the second largest bust in the party, with lead place occupied by Nosuri. Unlike Nosuri, however, Atuy serves as an outright bruiser.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She'll happily ignore a lot of bad signs due to her obsession with finding love, which isn't helped by her absurd bloodlust and strength.
- Cute and Psycho: It's hard not to see her episodes of extreme bloodlust as Atuy going psychotic. Given a good fight, she'll laugh her head off.
- Drowning My Sorrows: After she unintentionally scares away a handsome young 'noble' who was actually a con man, she goes to get drunk with Haku. It turns into a regular event for them.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: A frequent expression of hers. It doesn't denote unhappiness, though, but rather that she's getting so taken in by her bloodlust that she's losing what rational thought she normally possesses.
- Glass Cannon: She's got great movement, range and damage, but she lacks natural bulk and her skills seem to imply she's supposed to run in and start mopping up enemies quickly, which can easily put her behind enemy lines.
- Kansai Regional Accent: She has a rather slow and ditzy speaking style and attitude which leads to Haku not realizing at first how powerful she is.
- Leeroy Jenkins: She tends to charge in to fights without thinking. Haku often has to command her multiple times to hold back and sometimes she just doesn't listen.
- Lightning Bruiser: She's probably the best party member in the game. Her damage is second only to the twins, but she has better movement, higher speed, a more useful attribute and has passives that let her move twice in one turn and even attack twice sometimes.
- Love Freak: Her antics wouldn't feel out of place in a modern rom-com anime.
- Making a Splash: In the game, her attacks are accompanied by watery visual effects. And her Limit Break has her flood the place and perform a water-skating Speed Blitz.
- Meaningful Name: Atui means "ocean" in Ainu language, and she came from Shahhoro, a vassal state of Yamato which is an oceanic society. Her name was romanized as Atuy in the end, however.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: It's implied that all the guys she crushes on are either not interested from the start or terrified of her strength.
- Non-Indicative Name: Though her introductory episode is titled "The Pirate Girl", she shows no criminal behavior and the closest justification is that Shahhoro is an oceanic society seeing as she arrives on what can be called a proto-vacation-cruiser (shown in the game).
- Rebellious Princess: Seeing as she abandoned her post to look for some love in the capital, it's clear she doesn't like being a princess.
- Schizo Tech: Her Blade on a Stick has a parasol hook and a drill function, despite just about every weapon outside of Haku's fan being rather mundane in both design and function.
- Serial Romeo: She tends to fall deeply for anyone vaguely attractive at a moment's notice. However, it never goes well. The first one we see is actually a girl in disguise and the second is a conman.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Good golly holly. Most of her screentime involves her hunting for studs and hot guys as she's in the middle of something else.
- Sweet on Polly Oliver: She gets a big crush on the androgynous Yuuri only to find out she was actually a crossdressing girl. Who already had a boyfriend as well.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates having to get physical with the gigiri. Though she thankfully has her spear to take care of that.
The prince of Ennakamui, who is a sworn-brother to Oshtor. He comes to Yamato along with many other nobles as part of its Nativity Festival and is soon recruited to work alongside Haku. In the anime, he was originally sent to retrieve Atuy (and failed hilariously).
- Bishōnen: At first glance Haku considers him the type that would be popular thanks to his pretty face and earnest nature, but he's kind of timid and slightly annoying so it balances out.
- Buttmonkey: He's one of the few characters with consistently less dignity than Haku.
- Country Mouse: Being prince of Ennakamui, a small and humble nation, he's not used to the luxuries and intrigue of the Imperial Capital.
- Cowardly Lion: He's the only one who seems to fully appreciate the consequences of the party's actions and it freaks him the hell out. It still doesn't stop him from helping them though, and both Haku and Oshtor praise his courage in the face of his fears.
- Dogged Nice Guy: He's head-over-heels for Nekone, but she doesn't notice or care in the slightest.
- Friendly Sniper: Kiwru's your first archer unit, who can't fight up close (unlike Nosuri). He's softspoken boy who would very much prefer things to be peaceful.
- Harmless Villain: In the anime he shows up looking all dangerous for a moment, but turns out to be completely incompetent when it comes to trying to capture Atuy.
- Highly Conspicuous Uniform: Wearing his mask caused everyone mistake him for a bad guy. Nekone lampshades this after he reveals his identity.Nekone: "I don't know someone suspicious like you."
- Hopeless Suitor: Nekone not only doesn't return his feelings but doesn't even take enough notice of him to actively dislike him despite reeling off a long list of annoyances.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: The story treats him as being kind of harmless and slightly girly. He's nervous, lacking in confidence, emotive, martially skilled but not very brave, more pretty than handsome and uses a pronoun that is more commonly use by women, especially at his apparent age. From a story perspective, keeping your tail out is generally considered feminine.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats and skills are all around the same basically acceptable level apart from a poor zeal gain rate. He'd normally be overlooked in favor of your other units as a result, but he does have a niche in that so long as he doesn't move that turn, he can attack twice.
- Mukokuseki: He's got a blond head and blue eyes and is apparently a Yamato native, despite blond hair originally being exclusive to Ulthury and Kuuya of the previous game.
- Nice Guy: He's really sweet and has a great sense of responsibility. Unfortunately for him, this means he tends to be the butt of jokes because he's at the lowest point in the pecking order as a result and he's too nice (or oblivious) to find ways to flirt with Nekone.
- Nervous Wreck: Kiwru does not take extreme stress well, often leading to agonizing stomachaches that can leave him reeling for entire events. Yet somehow, he can keep it completely together in life-or-death combat.
- No Respect Guy: Younger brother and agent to General Oshtor who takes his work seriously, but he's mistaken for a kidnapper or an assassin, and is completely forgotten when Atuy starts teasing Kuon and Haku's relationship.
Kiwru: "Haku... ;_;"
- In the anime, he was completely forgotten in the riverbank during the events of Anju's "kidnapping", after Haku was sucked into a sewage drain.
- Only Sane Man: To his credit, normal people would be extremely stressed out about interacting with someone like Anju, especially given how badly the main cast treats her.
- Red Herring: In the anime he's made out to be a bad guy during his chase due to his tactics, but this is quickly dispelled by how he never goes through with them, and that no one treats him like a threat anyway.
- Technician vs. Performer: The technician to fellow archer Nosuri's performer. His archer stances are far more methodical than her jumps and flips.
- Teeny Weenie: In the anime, episode 16, Shinonon commented that Kiwru's "the cutest" (among naked hunks at that time. It's a long story).
An outlaw who considers herself an ally of justice of sorts. Alongside her brother, Ougi, they initially worked alongside Oshtor as inside sources of the criminal underworld. After their contract ends, they make a mess of things in Yamato.
- Boobs of Steel: So far has the biggest rack out of everyone in the series, and unlike most bow-wielders, she's just as capable in melee range as she is in arrow range.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her Butt-Monkey status, she's still a competent criminal who's yet to be captured... Until she unwittingly kidnaps Anju, a.k.a. the Princess of Yamato.
- Butt-Monkey: Outside of her first appearance, her subsequent moments make either look silly or just have fun taking a piss out of her.
- Catch Phrase: She's constantly talking about her goal of becoming a 'good woman.'
- Declaration of Protection: To Anju.
- The Ditz: She's as dumb as a box of rocks. She's like Touka, but somehow treated even less seriously.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish one to Ougi's responsible one.
- For Great Justice: Despite, you know, being a thief and all, she has strong morals and actively believes in the greater good. This makes sense when you take into account that she and her younger brother Ougi are both Evenkurugans, as revealed in a game-exclusive dialogue she had with Touka.
- Fragile Speedster: She's quite lacking in bulk and her only defensive skill only works on ranged non magical attacks, but she's got high speed, good range and can easily achieve overzeal.
- Gag Boobs: Her huge chest is the subject of many jokes. Moznu betrayed blamed his lack of foresight on being distracted by her boobs, while Haku accidentally tears her top off in the anime after being washed away by a deluge of sewage.
- Generic Cuteness: Apart from the breasts, Haku and Maroro consider her somewhat plain.
- Honor Among Thieves: She makes her first appearance working with some bandits to rob an imperial caravan of its treasures. However, she and her brother promptly betray them when their leader boasts of the lengths he'll go.
- Idiot Hero: Quite literally makes Atuy look smart in comparison and not just because Atuy beat her in a board game. Most of her own problems would probably have been avoided if she just stopped to think first.
- Impoverished Patrician: The details aren't clear, but she mentions a few times that she's trying to restore her family name and standing. After awhile she admits that it's impossible for now and puts it on hold while she takes care of other business.
- Just Like Robin Hood: Parodied. She nabs a sackful of gold and starts scattering around the civilian district, but cracks ceilings, endangers the people and destroys everyone's stuff. The gold and gems have no value to them either because they have no way to turn them into actual usable currency without being branded thieves.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: She may be stupid, but she isn't completely crazy. When she realizes that the girl she 'kidnapped' is Anju and the guy she's trying to impress is Oshtor she freaks out and immediately runs. However, it's too late. The empire can't admit that Anju was just being an idiot so Nosuri has to be treated seriously. She's actually scheduled for execution before the party frames Moznu for the kidnapping. Notably, you don't see Moznu again after this except in the dream arena.
- Large Ham: It doesn't get hammier than hopping the rooftops chucking gold in every direction and laughing at the top of your lungs.
- Oh, Crap!: Has a massive freak out when she realizes that the girl she fake-kidnapped is Anju, her country's Princess and the man she is supposed to fake-fight is Oshtor, one of the most powerful people in the kingdom.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: In the anime, she hits Haku hard enough to knock the water off of him when they realize they're in the same bath. The question is who actually entered the wrong bath.
- Schizo Tech: Nosuri's bow stands out with its... polymer-y and stylized look.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With her younger brother, Ougi.
- Technician vs. Performer: The performer to fellow archer Kiwru's technician. Her archery style is far more flashy than his practical motions.
- Undying Loyalty: To Anju.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She "fools" Ukon's party into stopping their caravan by acting like hers got stuck in a rut. We say with quotes because Ukon didn't actually fall for it and just played along for his own benefit.
Nosuri's brother and partner in crime. He accompanies his bombastic sister in whatever shenanigans she gets into.
- Big Sister Worship: Follows Nosuri fervently and without question regardless of the nature of her schemes. It's implied that he's more amused by her incompetence than anything, though he claims to admire her free spirit.
- The Comically Serious: Her sister specializes in getting herself into trouble with all the subtlety of a raging bull (such as losing her top to an unfortunate Haku). He specializes in playing along with her shenanigans with a straight face (such as firing a hailstorm of message arrows into Oshtor's office whenever he's trying to refuse).
- Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of short swords.
- Extreme Doormat: Nosuri's will is his will.
- Eyes Always Shut: In the game, he just opens his eyes occasionally. In the anime, he doesn't seem to have this problem.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Played with. He's much more intelligent and calm than his ditzy older sister, but he makes it clear on multiple occasions that he has no intention of tempering her behavior.
- Fragile Speedster: Ougi's tied with Nosuri in terms of mobility. However, he also has the ability to ignore an enemy's "Zone of Control", which forces opponents to stop in their tracks. Ougi's main tradeoff is his low endurance and status as a melee unit, which puts him at great risk.
- Honor Among Thieves: Just like Nosuri, he won't stand for needless violence, or corruption within the government. In fact, he lets Ukon's ambush troops run wild after revealing it.
- Impoverished Patrician: He and his sister appear to be from a fallen noble family, but why they lost their wealth and status is unclear.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Evenkurga are noted to be mighty and honorable warriors, but Ougi has a rather shady personality, fights like a ninja and reminds Haku of a conman or spymaster.
- Nice Hat: He wears what looks like a military peaked cap.
- The Smart Guy: He reveals and enacts Ukon's Trojan Horse ambush, after briefly observing the setup of the captured caravans and likely figuring it out.
Uruuru & Saraana
Twin priestesses known as the Chains of Kamunagi. They are given to Haku to serve him, much to his consternation, as reward for resolving Anju's "kidnapping".
- Abhorrent Admirer: They're very pretty, but Haku is extremely uncomfortable with how aggressive they are towards him and how subservient they are to his wishes. He can't even get rid of them both because of political reasons - he'd be lynched for refusing a gift from the emperor even if Mito didn't care - and because they make it clear they will kill themselves if they cannot serve him.
- Always Identical Twins: Kinda sorta... The two differ in clothing color, jewelry, and even skin and eye colors; while they share the same hair color and style, physiques, and personalities.
- Black Mage: They lack support and healing abilities altogether, however, their magic has deadly range.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The two look more like a pair of exotic dancers than priestesses. However, their control over magic is indeed pretty good as they're capable of making a miniature sun (for drying off Haku's clothes) and effortlessly spout water out of their fans while dancing.
- Casting a Shadow: They're the only dark elemental party members. Many of their strongest attacks are darkness based.
- The Comically Serious: Much of the humor around them is because of how they fawn and give Too Much Information to Haku with a straight face and tone.Uruuru: "We're ready for this evening, too."Haku: *Goes Blue with Shock*
- Coordinated Clothes: Yes and no. Their clothes are the same style, but the colors are inverted from one another and their jewelry is differently shaped as well.
- Cute Witches: They serve as magi for Haku's party, and compared to Maroro's ridiculous magic, theirs is much more powerful, on-demand, and unlike Maroro, they even have a Limit Break.
- The Dividual: In game, they act as a single unit rather than individual units. They also don't have distinct personalities, nor do they ever really appear individually.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They're the hooded people who bring Haku to the Emperor in Episode 8. Their hands aren't covered, and you can see their skin color. They show up even earlier in the game, around the same time as Rulutieh's introduction in fact. They're a pair of completely hooded people who silently bug Haku along with Kokopo.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: So they say for Haku, much to Rulutieh's jealousy.
- Glass Cannon: They have the greatest attack range in the game and probably the highest damage in your party, but they have pitiful defense and HP and below average speed and movement, which makes it hard to avoid or survive enemy attack, especially since they only get one use of a defense skill per map and can only equip one bonus skill.
- Happiness in Slavery: Mito gives them both to Haku as a gift and they instantly devote their very souls to him. It makes him uncomfortable because not only is it hard to say he's not interested, but the one time he does try they immediately attempt suicide and have to be stopped by Kuon. There are implications that they were literally built to serve Haku.
- Horned Humanoids: Their headbands give them this look. We don't know if they're actually horned though, but seeing as they lack any other animal appendages it's all we got.
- Ms. Fanservice: They're introduced giving Haku a rather hot dance before announcing that they're to serve his every whim. A large portion of their screentime after this shows them being very flirtatious with Haku both in words and actions.
- Squishy Wizard: They have very low defense and only one defensive skill, which doesn't trigger on all attack types and doesn't protect from splash damage. They have to either kill anything before it gets close or rely on the party to block enemy movement. Otherwise, they die in two hits and that's if they're lucky.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: They basically appear and disappear at will around Haku. They do have the ability to shift themselves and others to a dimension slightly out of synch with ours but this doesn't appear to be how they do it.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: The two of them don't emote much, but they are very affectionate with Haku (perhaps just too affectionate for him).
- Stripperiffic: Their outfits consist of panties, a bandeau, jewelry, and a transparent sari.
- Terse Talker: Uruuru. Saraana usually repeats what she said with more detail.
An incredible sword master and father of a daughter named Shinonon. Initially forced to fight for the Uzurushans against Yamato, but joins the party out of gratitude.
- Always Someone Better: Despite being Yamato's greatest swordsman, it turns out he can't even hold a candle to Kurou of Tuskur, being completely unable to phase the man.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Jachdwalt is a very casual warrior, preferring to have fun and skip the formalities. He ends up become fast friends with Ukon, being practically birds of a feather.
- Master Swordsman
- Mighty Glacier: Jachdwalt has an excellent spread of health, attack, and defense. However, he has low speed, meaning he'll usually be last in the turn order.
- Papa Wolf: Using his daughter as collateral is a bad idea to say the least.
- Worlds Greatest Warrior: Considered Yamato's master swordsman, which made him a clear priority for the Uzurushans force. Some say that he probably has strength on par with the Eight Pillar Generals.
- Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese), Carl Masterson (English)
The Emperor of Yamato, said to have ruled for hundreds of years, yet rarely if ever shows his presence to his nation.
- The Ageless: He's described as being effectively immortal. However, he states that he's actually nearing the end of his lifespan because the treatments he gave himself have their limit.
- Cool Old Guy: He was successful in making Yamato the empire it is now. And during his personal meeting with Haku, he treats him like a friend and states that he enjoys listening to the tales of others.
- Elderly Immortal: He's been alive for centuries, maybe upwards of a thousand years. However, even so, he's reaching the end of his lifespan and can't even walk anymore. His appearance hasn't changed significantly since he founded Yamato.
- Fantastic Racism: He acknowledges the people he rules over as being people and does not discriminate against them, but he doesn't consider them to be humans and wishes to revive his basically dead race.
- The Fog of Ages: He can't remember his brother's name, how long he spent doing various tasks or even what he did to himself to make himself so long lived. That last thing would be really helpful to know given that apart from immortality it also seems to prevent turning into a Tatari, meaning he found the solution to the greatest catastrophe mankind ever faced completely by accident and doesn't really know how.
- King Incognito: He doesn't show his face to anyone outside of Honoka. Not even his Eight Pillar Generals know what he looks like.
- Not So Above It All: His first in-game appearance is... actually rather comedic. After going on pork-filled spiel about bringing about a new age, he breaks into an Evil Laugh and then falls into a coughing fit.
- Power Corrupts: He's very friendly towards Haku and protective of his citizens, but he's turned very brutal over the centuries. At first he tried to just trade knowledge to the world's new people in exchange for resources, but eventually grew sick of their greed and just took them over using advanced technology. He also purges Uzurusha and is admired by Vurai for his 'strength.'
- The Reveal: He is Haku's older brother.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He justifies his response to the invasion force by claiming that the terror of destruction is necessary for peace. Basically, the terror would act as a deterrent and prevent further wars, which is implied to be quite effective since the last war occured at least 200 years ago.
- His ultimate goal for invading Tuskur and gathering information related to Hakuowlo are all heavily implied to be for the sake of... saving the entire human race (With his wife and daughter among them) by finding a way to turn the Tatari back into proper people. It also helps that he turned to diplomacy to get the information he wanted, and only resorted to war when it became clear that diplomacy wasn't going to be enough.
- Wham Shot: Episode 4 partially reveals his face. More importantly, revealing that he's human like Haku.
- Episode 8 has him meet Haku personally, showing that he is a through-n-through human.
- Episode 17 confirms this because he's Haku's Older Brother, and he was the one who taught the Decoys to become a civilization they are today.
- Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)
The High Priestess of Yamato. She also serves as the Emperor's caretaker.
- Genetic Memory: She's a clone of Honoka, the woman Mito was originally married to. She's one of the few people in on the secrets of the empire and there are a few scenes that indicate she has the original's memories, such as an awkward look when Haku and Mito are discussing where Yamatan cuisine comes from. The original Honoka was apparently a terrible cook and she looks embarrassed rather than confused when Haku glances at her during the conversation.
- Horned Humanoid: Like her daughters, her headband gives her this look.
- Miko: Her outfit's modeled fairly closely after miko robes.
- Mukokuseki: She's a platinum blonde in a country modeled closely to early-feudal Japan.
- Replacement Goldfish: She's a clone of Mito's wife. Unlike Anju, she's fully aware of this and may or may not have her memories as well. However, she doesn't actually appear to be in a relationship with him and has daughters of her own that are not considered the emperor's children.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
The current Princess of Yamato. She makes her appearance after sneaking out of her residence out of boredom, resulting in her generally making a mess of things.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: When she's not being a Royal Brat that is. Otherwise, she makes for being a fine ruler in her father's place.
- Bodyguard Crush: She has a huge crush on Oshtor, the right hand of her guard.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Boy, howdy. When Munechika enters the scene and starts punishing her for her misbehavior, she still has enough in her to do an Eyelid Pull Taunt while screaming that she's unrepentant.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She actually makes for decent heir whenever she's presented in front of her subjects in Yamato. Problem is she hates her lessons and responsibilities and chooses to run around her kingdom causing trouble whenever Munechika has her back turned. Her favorite group of people she loves messing with and hanging out around just so happens to be Haku's group.
- Children Are Innocent: When reading Rulutieh's yaoi, she apparently mistakes it for a friendship between men and not, well, yaoi. She's still a massive brat though.
- Designer Babies: Her father manipulated her genes to make her far stronger than she appears. It ultimately saves her life when she's poisoned.
- King Incognito: Not a single person suspects that she's the Princess of Yamato while she's on her rampage. It's not that she's trying to hide it, though, but she's just so bratty and unrefined that it doesn't occur to them.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She's horrified when her pretend kidnapping severely dishonors Oshtor and gets Nosuri a death sentence.
- No Social Skills: No doubt because of her upbringing. She takes Rulutieh's yaoi after crashing into her, takes a meat skewer from a street vendor with no concept of payment, eats a dessert Kuon made and is saving for later, and finally trashes Atuy's room before settling on reading Rulutieh's yaoi.
- Puppet King
- In the anime, after Mito's dead, Vurai does not accept her because she believes that were she to take the throne, she would either be too weak to rule or a puppet of her supporters like Oshtor, even if they genuinely meant well.
- In the game, he tries to make her a puppet himself. He respects that she would rather die, the only time he's actually approved of her, though he misunderstands why.
- Rebellious Princess: Anyone seeing a pattern here?
- Replacement Goldfish: She's a clone of Chii, Mito's daughter. Unfortunately, we never actually see them in the same scene, but she was distraught when he died, so they were presumably close.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: It's not exactly her fault, but she's super sheltered and does not understand what money is at all. When Haku tries to get her to pay for a mountain of skewers that she ate he finally manages to convince her that the vendor deserves a 'reward for entertaining her' and tries to hand over a priceless gem studded golden necklace, which freaks him out.
- Royal Brat: She's definitely got entitlement and dimness going for her, but to Haku's surprise she hasn't actually been spoiled at all. That's just how she is.
- What's Up, King Dude?: While Mito is given proper respect and even Haku cannot openly visit him at all, Anju tends to wander around the city causing trouble. The only one who is at all concerned about her status is Kiwru. Kuon in particularly punishes her heavily for her obnoxious behavior. Anju actually appreciates being stood up to and not treated deferentially, but she could probably do without Kuon crushed her skull with her tail.
First commander of the imperial guard in the Yamato Empire and loved by its people. Skilled both in tactics and combat, his face is a mystery to the masses due to the mask he always wears. Though from a family of minor nobility, he comes from a family way out in the boonies and thus has to climb the ladder all the way to his current position, which causes some resentment among his peers.
However, becoming too famous comes with its own burdens and after too many promotions it's difficult to actually get much done for the people, so he invented an alter ego known as Ukon who does what Oshtor cannot. Unfortunately, Ukon is also becoming to famous, leading him to hire Haku as his secret agent to handle dirty work Oshtor can't touch.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Oshtor is supposed to be more serious than Ukon, but even so he can't help but crack up when he sees his little sister completely buy into Haku pretending to be him.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Though he's greatly loved by Yamato's populace and military, Oshtor is resented by its nobility due to his humble origins, which means he has to walk a tightrope when it comes to his actions to avoid drawing their ire. As a result of his unpopularity, there is no one to stand up for him at the end when he's accused of poisoning Anju and everyone is quick to turn on him.
- Badass Beard: As Ukon, he has a rather rugged looking beard that makes him look very different. However, it's not real.
- Berserk Button: When he discovers that Dekopompo is hosting bug fighting tournaments rather than cock fighting, he seems to keep his cool. However, it soon becomes clear that he's very agitated. If Haku hadn't calmed him down, he admits he might have done something pretty stupid. He has a particular hatred for bug fighting because carnivorous insects can burrow under a city and begin breeding. Given their size and numbers, they quickly start feeding off the of the populace, especially children and the elderly.
- Boisterous Bruiser: His true personality is implied to be much more along the lines of Ukon, meaning he's a hard drinking party man when off work. However, he indicates that he doesn't consider Ukon to be a complete person any more than Oshtor is and is indeed much more responsible than Ukon appears to be, if perhaps not as stuffy as Oshtor.
- Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. While Nekone still admires her older brother, seeing his Ukon persona drunkenly dancing naked with a group of men forever shattered her image of him.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He's known as "The Virtuous Man" for a reason. He helps people in need whenever he can just because. Thankfully he's got the strength and the wit to avoid the usual pitfalls of this trope. However, he became too famous to handle more low profile cases and invented Ukon to handle those issues because he insists on continuing to help the people.
- Deuteragonist: The story is just about as much about Ukon especially as Oshtor as it is about Haku, and follows his involvement in Yamato's numerous affairs and intrigue.
- Due to the Dead: Several mercenaries or villagers were kill by the Boro Gigiri before the party managed to trap it. Though the survivors all party that night, when Haku sees the graves, he realizes that everyone left them an offering. Ukon himself notes that it was understood in his company that nobody would focus too much on how they could die at any time and to enjoy life.
- Elite Four: Among the Eight Pillars, he's one of four who wear a mask of some sort. These masks give their wearers incredible power. In Oshtor's case, he becomes a powerful monster similar to Hakuowlo's godly form.
- Expy: It's no secret, even from the devs, that he looks a lot like Hakuowlo. However, he has no relation to Hakuowlo.
- Good Is Not Dumb: His biggest strength isn't in his skill but his intellect.
- He seemingly falls for Nosuri's Wounded Gazelle Gambit and surrenders without a fight even though he clearly could have turned them into smears. In truth, he's pulled a Trojan Horse together with her and Ougi on a group of bandits she was "working with", hiding his men in the targeted caravan while he meets with them later. The fact that all his men are smugly grinning should have been a giveaway.
- In his attempts to expose a fellow general's corruption, he makes sure to have reinforcements at the ready in case something went wrong (which it did).
- Heroic RRoD: After using his mask to recover from a fatal injury, he easily fights off Vurai and then returns to his human form, seemingly none the worse for wear. However, his next few statements are odd and sand appears to be falling out of his clothes. It takes Haku a moment to realize that he's saying his farewells because he overused his abilities. Soon, his body begins to fall apart and in the end he turns entirely to sand, leaving behind only his clothes and mask.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He quickly becomes friends with Haku with zero hostilities. A contrast from how Oboro and Hakuowlo first met.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Oshtor is beloved by the citizens of the empire for his good deeds and noble actions, as seen by how the city celebrates his return. Ukon is becoming similarly popular, which is making it harder for him to work.
- Hunk: God damn, he's chiseled!
- Identical Stranger: At one point, to fill the time before Nekone arrives Haku makes a fake copy of Oshtor's mask, puts on some of his spare clothing and affects his mannerisms. The resemblance is so perfect that even Nekone can't tell the difference, though she does think he's acting a bit odd. After Oshtor dies, Haku begins impersonating him to protect Anju and the empire.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Ukon's name is in fact the first two syllables of Oshtor's title, General of the Right, in Japanese (Ukonoetaishō).
- Not So Above It All: Through his Ukon persona, it shows that Oshtor is far less composed he seems to be. What makes even Ukon stop being the boisterous son of a gun for even a moment? Nekone catching him drunk and naked, and telling him he's being stupid.
- Secret Identity: Oshtor and Ukon are the same person. They both handle different sides of protecting the populace.
- Secret Identity Identity: That being said, it's implied that he has some grief over the whole Secret Identity situation. Oshtor and Ukon ended up being two parts of a whole: Oshtor, the General of the Right, is his public face while Ukon, the traveling mercenary, is implied to be closer to what he wanted to be.
- Taking the Bullet: He's forced to take a blow Vurai aimed at Nekone when she interrupts their duel. It's a fatal blow, which requires him to put everything he's got into his mask for it to heal him temporarily and fight off Vurai.
- Unusual Eyebrows: He's got arrow brows.
- Voiced by: Yuuya Uchida (Japanese), Mike Yager (English)
Co-commander of the imperial guard alongside Oshtor, he is also in charge of the safety of the capital's people. He's a long-time friend of Oshtor, to the point of practically being brothers.
- All Men Are Perverts: When he's drunk, he goes into girl-oogling mode.
- Blade on a Stick: Mikazuchi's weapon is a polearm with an abnormally large blade that would probably be more appropriate on a BFS.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: When the cast is discussing Oshtor and Mikazuchi early on in front of the candy vendor Sakon, he gets offended that people are praising Oshtor but Haku doesn't even know who Mikazuchi even is. He begins talking at length about how cool and strong Mikazuchi is, only for Nekone to quietly comment that she doesn't like him, which instantly deflates his ego.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He likes watching pretty girls and sounds rather sleazy when he's saying it, but it becomes clear that watching is all he wants to do. Apart from Nekone, anyway.
- Early-Bird Cameo: See Secret Identity.
- Elite Four: Among the Eight Pillars, she's one of four who wear a mask of some sort. These masks give their wearers incredible power. In Mikazuchi's case, he can control lightning and move at great speeds.
- Face of a Thug: With his mask and near constant shady behavior, Mikazuchi scares a lot of people, including his own men. However, he's the more honorable and moral brother.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Oshtor. They're best friends, but they're also constantly competing with each other. Apparently, they fought each other to a standstill in a tournament because they ended up wrecking the place!
- The Gadfly: Has a ton of fun with Nekone's reaction to switching between his disguises. He takes this to Trollish levels with Haku, and enjoys pissing around with him.
- Hidden Depths: Who would've thought a general would be good at selling candy? Not only that, but because he admires kindly old candy vendors?
- The Hyena: Whatever you do, do not put him in the same room as Oshtor.
- Jerkass to One: His Sakon persona is nice to everyone but Haku, who's Chick Magnet status pisses him off.
- Kick the Dog: Played for Laughs with finding Haku stripped to his skivvies after getting tea spilled on him.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Like Ukon's, Sakon's name is in fact the first two syllables of Mikazuchi's title, General of the Left, in Japanese (Sakonoetaishō).
- Meaningful Name: Mikazuchi is the latter half of the name Takemikazuchi, a thunder god and swordsman. His powers are indeed related to lightning and he carries a massive poleblade.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: His Face of a Thug, Evil Laugh, and No Social Skills leads Nekone to think he's secretly a villain plotting to turn her against Oshtor. He and Oshtor are actually good friends, and his attention towards Nekone is because he genuinely likes her.
- Real Men Wear Pink: As Sakon, he makes very tasty and very elaborate decorative candies.
- Secret Identity: Similarly with Oshtor, he takes on a disguise in public as Sakon, the bald candy vendor who shows up from time to time.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Maybe. He appreciates pretty girls, but the only one he wants to like him and will try to hit on is... Nekone.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: During the Uzurusha campaign he throws a sword so quickly and precisely that the two people hit don't immediately realize that one of him lost his arms, that one has been cut in half and the other beheaded. How he managed to hit all these points with a single sword is magic, apparently.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He considers Oshtor to be one of his closest friends and isn't quite sure why everyone thinks they're enemies. After all, they only fight every time they see each other.
One of the most trusted of the Eight Pillar Generals, she is tasked with defending the capital from invasion. She also serves as Anju's caretaker and possesses a mask that allows her to create massive barriers.
- Apron Matron: Hoo, boy. If anyone actually ends up with her as a mother, first rule of thumb would be "Don't piss her off".
- Barrier Warrior: She crushes the Uzurushan army with her mask's barrier powers.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Nekone describes as usually being quiet. Turns out she's like a mom who's had enough of her daughter's crap.
- Big Eater: She can clear several plates full of snacks without pausing and by the end seems content but not full.
- Bonus Boss: She's not fought in the story mode, but in the Dream Arena she's the boss of the last map. However, she's actually significantly easier than Kurou, the boss of the map before her.
- Boobs of Steel: Her position no doubt requires a lot of strength and clout, she's strong enough to carry Anju under her arm, and she sports an impressive rack.
- Christmas Cake: Maybe. She nearly slaps Anju after being mocked for not being married at her age, though she could have just been punishing her for general rudeness.
- Covert Pervert: Her rather, ahem, excited reaction to Rulutieh's yaoi lead to her basically saying "I'll Be in My Bunk".
- The Dreaded: To Anju, and for good reason.
- Elite Four: Among the Eight Pillars, she's one of four who wear a mask of some sort. These masks give their wearers incredible power. In Munechika's case, she can create a powerful barrier around herself that can crush her enemies inside as well.
- Mystical White Hair: Looks like it anyway. Depending on the lighting, it can appear to be platinum blond or silvery blue.
- Never Found the Body: She's left to hold off the Tuskur army by herself, but we never see what happens to her in the game. However, she's shown being taken prisoner at the end of the anime.
- Not So Above It All: She seems very serious and dutiful, but is rather gluttonous and a huge fan of yaoi.
- Power Fist: What her weapon appears to be.
- Smurfette Principle: She's the only woman among the Eight Pillar Generals, which sometimes earns her the disrespect of some of her peers.
- The Stoic: Even when she's enjoying herself, Munechika rarely raises her voice.
- Sweet Tooth: Whenever she shows up at Hakurokaku she tends to eat all their snacks without a second thought.
- Token Girl: She's both the only female Yamatan general and the only one to possess a mask.
- Unwanted Assistance: She puts a good word in for Haku to the Emperor after he helps resolve Anju's "kidnapping", though she also greatly exaggerates Haku's involvement, saying that Haku himself captured the culprits when he was dragged along and made to play their game.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Apparently, that Yaoi book Rulutieh gave Anju completely converted her, as she's happily begging for another from her when retrieving Anju again.
- You Shall Not Pass!: For her last scene in the game, she's intending to singlehandedly allow for the retreat of the remaining Yamatan troops and Haku's group. Her survival is neither confirmed nor denied in the game, though she's taken captive in the anime once everyone else has escaped.
- Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese), Josh Morrison (English)
The last of the Eight Pillar's Elite Four. He is a large, imposing man with an intimidating presence.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the game, he's a bastard through and through with the only redeeming traits being his genuine loyalty to the emperor and some level of respect for his opponents. In the anime, he actually makes entirely reasonable points against Oshtor and the protagonists and truly believed his usurpation of Anju's throne was the only way to save the empire.
- Badass Cape: The guy's seriously scary, enough for Haku to feel uneasy from just one look at him. In his duel with Oshtor, he flattens him until the Kamunagi seal his godly form. Even then he was still going to win. Not only that, the interior side of his cape resembles a burning fire in the night.
- Badass Baritone: The little he says demonstrates that he's got a damn deep voice.
- The Brute: He's extremely aggressive and brutal, always favoring direct confrontation and completely annihilating the enemy. This basically makes them the trained attack dog among the pillars.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He survives the final map because the party assumed they had killed him and Oshtor, who knew better, thought he should show mercy to a defeated opponent. However, he's incredibly insulted at the affront to his honor and is upset that Oshtor did not kill him.
- Driven to Madness: Maybe. Oshtor implies that Vurai has grown significantly worse after the death of his emperor. Vurai accepts being called mad as well, but does not care. By all indications, this is exactly what the true murderer of the emperor was aiming for.
- Elite Four: Among Yamato's top generals, he's one of four who wear a mask of some sort. These masks give their wearers incredible power. In Vurai's case, he becomes a powerful monster similar to Dii's godly form and grants control over fire.
- Expy: Of Raoh from Fist of the North Star.
- Final Boss: The last two maps are spent fighting him. First he fights in his human form and then attempts to transform into his monster form, but due to being interrupted is unable to fully achieve it. However, while he's the last fight in the game, he is not the one who poisoned the emperor.
- Jerkass: He's extremely brutal and dismissive, even being disgusted by Anju weeping for her dead father after his murder and refuses to follow her as a result.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Near the end of the anime, Oshtor is defending Anju after she's been poisoned and claims that the throne belongs to her after her father's death. Vurai counters that she's too young to rule and Oshtor says that with proper guidance she'll still be a capable ruler. Vurai points out that this would simply make her a puppet and Oshtor has no real response. In the game he simply hates her weakness.
- Living Emotional Crutch: It's strongly implied that as bad as Vurai was before, his own grief over the Mikado's death caused him to get much worse. Mikazuchi and Oshtor both comment on his odd behavior with the latter outright pitying him for seemingly being driven to madness by the death of his 'sun,' which he can't seem to live without. When Mikazuchi notices his behavior is seemingly driven by instability rather than ambition he stops holding Vurai back and lets him go to limit damage in the capital.
- Might Makes Right: He believes solely in power, which is why he admires the Mikado. However, his loyalty is only to his emperor, not his heir. He finds Anju to be pathetically weak.
- Never Found the Body: Blasted through the stomach and knocked off a cliff into a storm, rocky ocean far below. However, while Oshtor's entry confirms his death, Vurai's does not.
- Sociopathic Soldier: For all his loyalty as a general, he is also completely devoid of any sense of compassion, killing captured soldiers being used by his enemy and leveling enemy strongholds with no regard to civilian casualties. This is the specific reason that he's not sent to Tuskur. Even if the emperor approves of his brutality, it was overkill even by his standards.
- Undying Loyalty: He is fervently loyal to the Emperor of Yamato...
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's the most powerful warrior in Yamato, but he's also arrogant and seems to get by on sheer power, which is why Oshtor can and has beaten him before. He's too aggressive to notice when enemy strategies or when he's being set up for a counter.
- Unwitting Pawn: It's noted that there's no way he poisoned the emperor even though he plans to become the new ruler because he never uses those kinds of tactics, favoring brute strength and overwhelming power to subterfuge. He still plays right into the real culprits hands.
- The Unfettered: He'll do anything to uphold what he considers to be the emperor's will and legacy. Including either killing his daughter or making her into a puppet ruler.
- Worthy Opponent: In the anime, to settle the matter with Oshtor over their differing ideologies, he challenges him to a duel because he respects him. Notably, the one who ends up cheating when things turn against him is Oshtor when the twin priestesses bail him out. In the game, he just hates him, though he does acknowledge him as an equal.
- Would Hurt a Child: When Nekone 'interferes' in his duel with Oshtor, saving Vurai's life accidentally, he becomes enraged and immediately stops attacking Oshtor to charge at and attempt to blast her, necessitating that her brother first take a fatal attack and then sell his entire being to his mask in order to recover enough to stop Vurai.
- Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese), James Belcher (English)
An unlikely addition to the Eight Pillar Generals. And likely for good reason; he is also a corrupt official who has a history of abusing his power and status.
- Ascended Extra: He gets more screentime in the anime, including a scene where for some unfathomable reason Oshtor entrusts his mask to him so it won't be taken by Vurai. The boat event was also much longer.
- Beastly Bloodsports: He's introduced running a boro-gigiri fighting ring. This backfires horribly.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: It's implied that if he stopped letting his ego get in the way and actually applied himself he'd be a very talented general.
- Corrupt Politician
- Dirty Coward: Despite being one of the Eight Pillar Generals. When his gigiri fighting ring falls apart, the first thing he and his subordinate do is pack as much of their treasure as they can and escape rather than try to contain the situation.
- There's also the moment when he completely snaps in reaction to Haku receiving Saraara and Uruuru, but is immediately cowed when the other generals scold him for his behavior. The following episode shows that none of the other generals particularly respect him and that he's immediately put back in line whenever they speak against him.
- And finally comes to a head when he leads his troops into an ambush. What does he do when his subordinate asks for orders? Run awaaaaaaay... into Oshtor's force.
- Expy: Of Sasante and Inkara from the prequel series, right down to their laugh and Verbal Tic.
- Fat Bastard
- Faux Affably Evil: Arguably allows him to be a Karma Houdini for so long. To the viewer and the protagonists, he's a greedy and hedonistic asshat who claims to "bring dreams to those who live in this tainted world" and condescendingly telling them to "enjoy the evening" while calling the coming guests despicable and greedy in the same paragraph. But to everyone else, he seems to be generous with his wealth.
- He briefly breaks his facade of generosity (along with his cane) when Haku is rewarded for resolving Anju's little stunt (though with some exaggeration of his feats from Munechika).
- The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the other generals have any respect for him, for good reason.
- Glory Hound: What does he do a day after the planning council against an invasion force? Gather his soldiers and march to them after being explicitly told that he's not fit for battle by the other generals.
- The Hedonist
- It's All About Me: Even if you bring the surprisingly good treatment of his subordinate into the equation, he's still a selfish bastard who only cares about his own pleasure and well-being. He has his subordinate pack all the treasure in his office, go back to the ship to try and retrieve a golden statue, and attack and leave a survivor for dead after the survivor pleaded for help. The only time when he loses his calm so far is when Haku is given Saraara and Uruuru, claiming that Haku doesn't deserve them.
- Karma Houdini: For years, going by Ukon's testimony. And he never really faces justice for the damage and lives lost from his fighting ring, despite obtaining evidence of his corruption (gotten by Ukon himself in the game, Nosuri and Ougi in the anime). The only comeuppance he gets is his Golden Goddess statue being bisected and lost to the sea. He finally gets his by the end of the anime, with his entire mansion being smashed to bits. We see his horror in silence. And it was enjoyable.
- Kick the Dog: His subordinate beams a floating survivor and possibly lets him drown, because the survivor dared to touch Dekoponpo's boat.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: His father was actually a very loyal and just General, who worried for his son's well-being. Unfortunately, the apple fell far, far from the tree.
- Nepotism: The only reason he is a general. His father was a very loyal man.
- Stupid Evil: He holds a boro-gigiri fighting ring. On a ship at sea. Big Creepy-Crawlies that can snap swords like twigs. On a ship at sea. You can't really give him an excuse for not seeing how this could go wrong.
- The Uriah Gambit: Raikou lets him do as he pleases during the war with Tuskur. For one strategy, Raikou is as unimpressed as usual, but after Munechika and Dekopompo leave he notes that the latter could actually be a decent general if he actually applied his sneaky side more effectively. Namely, the plan has Munechika go to the front with her troops to act as a diversion for Haku's group while Dekopompo is supposed to come in as reinforcements. However, he never shows up and Munechika is nearly killed by Benawi before the battle is brought to an abrupt halt.
- Verbal Tic: "Nyamo".
Strategist of the Eight Pillar Generals, and Mikazuchi's older brother. Unlike the bombastic but otherwise good Mikazuchi, Raikou is ruthlessly cunning and will do anything to secure victory.
- The Chessmaster: His official job, and as Yamato's campaign against the barbarian rebels prove, he's pretty good at it.
- Exotic Eye Designs: A quick shot at his eyes show that his pupils are rectangular, kind of like a goat's.
- Expy: Of Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass. Fans even jokingly refer to him as Lelouch too.
- Jerkass: He's not directly responsible for any of Yamato's defeats or the emperor's poisoning but he does tend to send people in to die or ruin themselves.
- Perpetual Frowner: Good luck squeezing a smile out of him. Though going by the Psychotic Smirk in the game's opening, it's probably better if he doesn't.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Mikazuchi is stronger in terms of raw power as one of the Elite Four, and for all his crudeness, is still a decent guy. Raikou, however, really doesn't seem all that friendly, and he's relegated to being a strategist.
- The Sociopath: Raikou treats all of his battles like they're merely games. Even Raikou's squire reminds him this ad verbatim. This is in stark contrast to Mikazuchi, who is at worst a Troll exclusively to Haku.
- The Starscream: When he realizes that the emperor knows he probably doesn't have long to live, he begins plotting instantly. Unfortunately, someone else beats him to the punch.
Woshis is the most diplomatic and political member of the Eight Pillars. He also appears to control Yamato's spies and assassins.
- The Dragon: Near the end, he throws his support behind Vurai by saying he's the only one who can keep the empire together.
- The Heart: Apart from the emperor, he's the one that keeps order between the Pillars. It's easy to see how they would all start killing each other otherwise, especially with Raikou, Vurai and Dekopompo. He isn't necessarily well liked by all of them, but he does know how to keep everyone working on the same page.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long brown hair paired with soft facial features.
- The Man Behind the Man: It's implied that he's the true assassin of the emperor, but his motives are unknown.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: His "Raulau" persona simply has him wear a pair of pince-nez glasses. Not even a change of outfit or hairstyle. Almost a miracle that Haku fails to recognize him.
- Secret Identity: He and yaoi artist Raulau are the same person. How much of a secret it's supposed to be is unclear, though, given that Munechika and Nekone instantly recognize him, though Rulutieh does not.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: A group of Uzurushan assassins attempts to take him out but are outclassed. He gently tells them that he won't be doing anything painful but these men are never seen again. Unless, of course, they were the zombie monsters that attack your party later. In which case what he did was much worse.
A lowly bandit. While he was considered a serious enemy during his first encounter, after that he's simply a recurring joke.
- Asshole Victim: Haku actually starts to feel bad for Cocopo's violent mauling of him until he remembers Moznu's earlier behavior towards Kuon and Rulutieh and decides he doesn't give a shit about Moznu. While he eventually turns into a Laughably Evil Goldfish Poop Gang, Haku still thinks Moznu's the best target to frame Anju's kidnapping on.
- Buttmonkey: He's a victim of constant abuse thanks to both Cocopo and his own intense stupidity.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Averted. During his last scene, he's been opening up a legitimate textile business using stolen profits and seems to be doing quite well. Apparently, he's a pretty good businessman. The group actually feels a little bad about bringing him in.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: He and his bandits serve for three fights, none of them particularly difficult. They also show up at several other points without being fought.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: He and his gang are just about to open a legitimate textile shop before Haku and the party frame him for the high crime of kidnapping Anju. It actually makes Haku and Kiwru feel a bit guilty about it, though Haku reasons it doesn't excuse their past behavior.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: He makes sure his gang knows he wants Kuon and Rulutieh captured unharmed for his own purposes.
- Laughably Evil: He's actually kind of funny given his poor impulse control, but this is also a guy that was planning to rape Rulutieh and Kuon.
- Mugging the Monster: He thinks he's preying on weak little girls, but Kuon is extremely strong while Rulutieh rides a giant and quite dangerous bird.
- The Scapegoat: He's framed for kidnapping the imperial princess by Haku and presumably executed or at least never seen by the group again.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Last time we see him, he is sent to be executed after being used as a scapegoat but we don't really know of his fate afterwards. Late in the second game, it is revealed that he was jailed all that time, never executed presumably due to the civil war. Thanks to a critical mass of Tatari, he managed to escape along with all the prisoners he could possibly save and survived the whole ordeal, although forever changed into unrecognition.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: He starts thinking about quitting the criminal life after he discovers his talent in textile business... just as Haku's group is about to bring him in one more time.
As the name suggests, these are characters coming back from the prequel game and series. This folder lists changes or additions to the characters in Mask of Deception; please refer to the original page for their any unchanged characteristics.
- Older Than They Look: They should be at least fifteen years older than they were in the prequel. However, most of them haven't changed much despite probably being their mid-thirties at the least or their early forties at the most. Kuon's comment that demi-humans can live up to two centuries might have something to do with it.
- Parental Substitute: Kuon views Karulau, Touka, Eruruu and presumably Ulthury as her mothers and calls Oboro father. It's eventually mentioned that her birth mother died soon after she was born due to her weak body while her father happens to be sealed right now.
Nakwan mistress to Hakuowlo, and one of Kuon's mothers, though she prefers to be called "Big Sister". She came to Yamato to monitor its activity, while running a Ryokan.
- Berserk Button: Comedic example. She does not appreciate being called "mother" over "elder sister" even though Kuon admires her more than any of her other mother figures.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: In the anime, the second moment we see her, she's got Haku drugged with incense and on the floor with her on top. She stops before she really goes through with it because 1. She realized that Haku wasn't the same as Hakuowlo, 2. Kuon asked what the hell was going on after being caught walking in. In the game they just drink together.
- The Gadfly: She convinced Touka that Haku and Kuon are married in the anime because it's fun to pick on Touka.
- Ma'am Shock: She really does not take kindly to being called "Mother" over "Big Sister". During a serious scene near the end, though, Kuon notably refuses to humor her like usual and refers to her as her beloved mother instead.
- Naked on Arrival: In the anime, we're reintroduced to her in the hot spring with Haku.
- Never Gets Drunk: After challenging Haku to a Drinking Game, we cut to the two of the completely surrounded by sake jugs. Haku is predictably plastered, but Karulau doesn't even look fazed!
- Older and Wiser: She seems to be much more mellow and introspective than she was in the first game on top of her general laziness. She's also surprisingly maternal, though you shouldn't say that to her face.
- Ryokan (inn): Runs one all the way out in Yamato because they don't have any large open air baths.
- You Remind Me of X: When Haku tells her the story of what he's been doing since he awoke with no memories, she looks nostalgic and talks about how he reminds her of a certain great man before wondering if he'll plunge the country into war or rule over them peacefully.
Evenkuruga mistress to Hakuowlo, and one of Kuon's mothers. She tagged along with Karulau, disguising herself as one of the workers.
- The Ditz: Almost even more so than in the prequel. After being blinded by a bit of flashbang powder (courtesy of Haku), she manages to put it out the fire she was trying to start to roast some potatoes... only to be conked on the head by one of potatoes. In the anime, this is reduced to being barely able to hold a double-decker of trays.
- Mama Bear: Her reason for spying on Kuon from time to time? To see if Haku is worthy enough for Kuon before Touka would agree to their marriage! She's wrong about the marriage part though.
- Mistaken for Romance: She's fooled by Karulau into thinking that Kuon is engaged to Haku, though to her credit, Kuon and Haku's closeness with one another can fool anyone into thinking that they're actually a couple.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: The inn worker's outfits are admittedly good at hiding her identity. But Touka isn't good at hiding her identity.
Camyu, Aruruu, and Mukkuru
Younger siblings of Ulthury and Eruruu, and Aruruu's pet Tiger God respectively. They arrive to Yamato as messengers to forge an alliance between them and Tuskur, but stop to check up on their younger sister Kuon along while they're at it.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Functionally. The two of them and Kuon view each other as sisters, but they still tell the same incredibly embarrassing stories about her at a moment's notice. Most of them seem to end with her wetting herself.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: As they search high and low for Kuon, they get sidetracked at each stop which is usually a vendor of some kind and have a snack, at the expense Haku's poor budget.
- Big Sister Instinct: Exaggerated for laughs. Upon finding their younger sister, they pester her almost endlessly about every little thing concerning her well-being.
Aruruu: "You poor thing, after you came all that way to survive. But I guess it can't be helped. After all, you did bully Kuu." (Proceeds to let Mukkuru eat the remaining soldier)
- Played seriously straight by Aruruu during the VN's epilogue. After Kuon's rampage leaves all but one of her assailants who were sent after her dead after she awakens her divine powers for the first time, Aruruu takes it upon herself to have Mukkuru kill the remaining survivor so no one would be able to disclose what Kuon is really capable of, as a means of protecting her younger sister.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Due to their various childish antics, Haku can't help but consider them disappointing despite their beauty. However, he's one of the few Yamatans to notice that despite their ditzy attitude that they're probably very dangerous.
- Cuddle Bug: Find your little sister? Pile on her! Mission accomplished.
- Interspecies Friendship: Mukkuru and Kokopo become fast friends, to the point where the two are visibly crying at the thought of leaving.
- She's All Grown Up: Camyu looks about the same as before, but Aruruu has clearly grown, as their ambush on Kuon in the bath shows.
- As as Mukkuru, who is now utterly massive. Unlike Camyu, Aruruu doesn't even need to be carried on a throne because of Mukkuru's sheer size.
- Terse Talker: Aruruu tends to stick to short words and sentences.
- That's No Moon!: The last survivor of Kuon's rampage successfully escapes and begins running back to the capital only to run into a girl on top of a hill. Except funny story, ha ha, the hill is actually a man-eating tiger.
- You Remind Me of X: Camyu calls Haku the same thing she called Hakuowlo a few times given their similar appearance and so forth.
Loyal vassal and officer to Hakuowlo. He serves as Tsukuru's Samurai General of its military.
- The Ace: He's the Supreme Commander of Tuskur's military for a reason. Even Kurou can't match him in personal combat, and he has a head for tactics that rivals Raiko. During the invasion of Tuskur, Kuon warns Munechika to not fight him... Munechika assumes it's because Kuon doesn't want to see her countryman killed, but realizes when she actually meets him that Kuon was trying to protect Munechika.
- The Stoic: He still doesn't express much emotion on his face.
Loyal vassal and officer to Hakuowlo. He serves alongside Benawi as one of it strongest generals of Tuskur (and possibly the world).
- Blood Knight: Still loves a good fight. It's also because of this trope that he had no compunction over fighting Kuon who should for all intents and purposes, be the princess of the country he's protecting.
- Boisterous Bruiser: This part of him still hasn't changed even after so many years.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Frequently shows this in his battle with Haku's party, particularly whenever he's being underestimated.
- Stealth Mentor: He had a lot of opportunities to kill Kuon and her companions when they infiltrated Tusukuru's supply camp. But didn't so he could teach Kuon some wisdom about war.
- War Is Hell: He particularly imparts this advice to Kuon, who is fighting alongside Yamato, that he'll kill anyone who is an enemy.
Hakuowlo's brother-in-arms and the man Kuon refers to as her father. He succeeds his dear friend as the current emperor of Tuskur.
- Ambiguously Gay: Guura and Doriy definitely are and seem to still serve him as their own Subordinate Excuse. However, Oboro's view of their relationship is unclear. From what we see, it's even possible that he hasn't noticed they (probably) molest him when he passes out drunk.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He and Haku go drinking together at one point and Haku notes inwardly that Oboro is kind of a lightweight, though he tries to act tough. When he's clearly quite drunk but tries to pretend that the alcohol he's drinking is too weak for him, Haku says without thinking that that's probably because it is pretty weak stuff and suggests he try the harder booze the twins are drinking. They immediately wince because they try to keep him from getting too plastered given what a weepy drunk he is.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Kuon at the end of both the game and anime. In the process, she unconsciously both burns and freezes him slightly, but he refuses to let go until she calms down.
- Doting Parent: He goes on a drunken rant on how perfect his "daughter" is, which shows that he loves her to bits.
- King Incognito: The first time we see him in the game, he is passing as a merchant, drinking at a bar... the same bar Haku ends up going to.
- Nephewism: He's Kuon's uncle but since her parents aren't around, he raised her in their place.
- Parental Substitute: Kuon refers to him as her father. He's not and she does seem to know who her real father is, but Oboro raised her because he wasn't around.
- Porn Stache: Turns out that he's grown a mustache in the years between. He wanted to look cool, but it instead looks hilarious.
- The Voiceless: Anime only. He spoke more in the game however.