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    Akira Inugami 
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (in the OAV's based on the original manga from The '70s)

The main character and one of the last remaining werewolves, Inugami has drifted through life on tides of misfortune, carrying a disdain for humanity and an uncanny ability to avoid death. He strikes up a bond with his new homeroom teacher, the kind and beautiful Ms. Aoshika, despite himself and what he's gone through. So, Inugami goes through the story facing characters that seem to lose themselves by his sheer presence and trying to make sure that his bad luck doesn't rub off on on Ms. Aoshika.

  • Animal Motifs: Wolves. Yes, even when he's not on all fours.
  • Back from the Dead: While all his family and friends think Inugami died after killing Haguro, in truth he was taken to a lab, Phoenix Organ seems to have kidnapped to perform experiments.
  • Celibate Hero: Inugami, much to Ryuuko's dismay. Though he could simply not be interested in any girl his age.
  • Generation Xerox: His mother, Lois, was a werewolf student that also fell in love with her human teacher, Tetsuya. Inugami was born from this union.
  • Half-Human Hybrids: His mom was a werewolf, but his dad was a human.
  • The Hero Dies: Inugami dies after doing the impossible to kill Haguro, Aoshika mourns in despair, and his aunt keeps her company while she gets to know more about his life. But true to some cases of this trope, it didn't stick, as soon as Aoshika knew all about Inugami's past and found a new resolve to recover, Inugami is seen at a lab, being healed and being a subject of research.
  • Hot for Teacher: The only (living) person he shows affection to is Aoshika-sensei. Guess what happens soon...
  • Ineffectual Loner: He is also Alone in a Crowd and really just wants to be accepted, but doesn't know how to handle all the calamity that befalls all those around him.
  • Jerk With A Heartof Gold: he appears as a dick at the beginning, but he's actually a nice guy at heart.
  • Lady and Knight: The (very furry, bitter and hurting) White Knight (sorta) to Aoshika's Bright Lady.
  • Last of His Kind: Subverted. He thinks he is, but it's revealed that Akira Jin is also a werewolf.
  • Locked into Strangeness: by pulling Heroic Second Wind one after another, Inugami's hair turned white, his werewolf form also became white, it simbolizes that he was taking energy from his own life to protect Aoshika and defeat Haguro.
  • Meaningful Name: Inugami means God of Dogs.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He gets his shirtless scenes.
  • Noble Wolf: He even says so regarding Haguro and his gang.
    Inugami: Those punks are nothing more than stray dogs, WOLVES ARE MUCH MUCH NOBLER!
  • Wild Child: Inugami was found with wolves in Alaska after his parents died.
  • Wild Hair: He looks like Guts but with longer hair.

    Akiko Aoshika 
Voiced by: Yuko Sasaki (in the OAV's based in the original manga from The '70s)

A troubled middle school teacher, who is saved by Inugami from a gang of thugs. She's somewhat nosey, more interested in proving herself right that Akira Inugami is a werewolf and less in that she's dealing with a werewolf, but is otherwise genuinely worried for her student's mental well-being. Concern turns into more complicated things, especially when their student-teacher relationship warps and she falls within range of Inugami's magnetism for mayhem.

  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The most beautiful person in the manga and one of the few with a fully-functional moral compass.
  • Break the Cutie: A kind-hearted Hot Teacher in a Crapsack World? It'd be more surprising if it did not happen.
  • Broken Bird: Seems to have rape in her Back Story. She gets even more broken later on, especially when Hagurou decides to use her as bait for Inugami... as well as having her gang-raped. Repeatedly.
  • Christmas Cake: Although she was married once, but got divorced recently. She lampshades it in her drunken rambles before she meets Inugami.
  • Ephebophile: She ends up in love with Inugami who's not older than fifteen.
  • Gag Boobs: Ms. Aoshika's so well-endowed it's almost silly.
  • Fan Disservice: Seeing her in her lacy undies should be a reason to Squee!. Not when she's chained to a wall, and about to be brutally gang-raped by Haguro and his goons.
  • Happily Failed Suicide: As if being gang-raped, drugged and recorded throughout the second half of the manga wasn't enough to push her over the edge, before her much-needed rescue, Aoshika tries to jump off the hospital's terrace when she hears about Inugami being dead; she is stopped by a wolf who resembled Inugami, and she realizes that he could be alive somewhere and that she has to live in his place and honor. In truth the wolf was Jin, and Aoshika discovers this by herself and talks to Jin in Alaska about it. Thanks to this, she now can recognize each wolf individually and finds a new respect for them. That's where she decides to live in Alaska.
  • Hot Teacher: One of the most beautiful women in the whole series, if not the prettiest.
  • Lady and Knight: The (very beautiful but also very broken) Bright Lady to Inugami's White Knight.
  • Plucky Girl: After her rescue, and despite all of the horrific things that she has been through, Aoshika picks herself up and presses on.
  • So Beautiful It's a Curse: She believes that her body is the cause of all the bad things that happened to her.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Aoshika finally seems to experience a true recovery this time, after getting to know about Inugami's past, she decides to live in Alaska, at a preservation site, where Inugami was raised by wolves. The wolves accept her presence and starts to know them better, her body is looking healthy and she is smiling again, also she seems to know wolves so much now that when Inugami woke up at the Phoenix Organ lab, Aoshika immediately noticed something.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Great, Aoshika is saved, but at the moment Inugami is taken for dead; which made Aoshika sink deeper than when she was getting gang raped, she is not eating anything at the hospital, she can't take Inugami off her mind, and now her body shows signs of malnutrition.
  • Younger Than They Look: With everything that happened to her between her kidnapping and rescue, the poor woman has visibly aged quite a bit by the end of the series.

    Dou Haguro 
The scariest ninth grader you'll ever meet. Son of a Yakuza, who develops a... fixation on Inugami sparked by their being near total opposites. Where Inugami is a deliberately passive physical monster that gains a Morality Pet, Haguro is a destructive human being that abuses those closest to him. As the story progresses, this contrast becomes more stark and he grows the more monstrous of the two. Which is his whole intention: to be a true monster. A werewolf around just means he'll have to kick it up a notch. Or twelve.
  • Animal Motifs: A hawk. Special mention goes to his eyes, which are black where they should be white.
  • Attention Whore: His motives are best summed up as "How the hell can I get that werewolf to look my way?!" And he persists in this behavior even when his resources would be better spent doing anything else.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's an incredibly violent person and this aspect can definitely be seen whenever he's trying to get Inugami's attention.
  • Bad Boss: Just as dangerous to his allies as he is to his enemies.
  • Big Bad: He is the main cause of conflict in this series for the longest time.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Subverted. Black sclera'd eyes, monstrous strength, emotionless carnage, but ultimately human and vulnerable as such.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Until Inugami breaks his mind.
  • The Dreaded: Students have a massive Oh, Crap! moment when they hear he is coming back to school.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Subverted in one case. Haguro quickly figures out Inugami has at least one altruistic bone in his body and goes after Aoshika. Played straight in that he wants to be Inugami's Worthy Opponent but doesn't understand what would make Inugami think such a thing about someone.
  • Expy: Looks a bit like a younger and more emotionless version of Yujiro Hanma.
  • Gonk: Haguro looks damn near demonic.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: As befitting a Yakuza.
  • Power Born of Madness: the reason behind his seemingly inhuman strength
  • Shonen Hair: Kinda like Akumetsu. Wait a second...
  • Slasher Smile: Some of his expressions in later chapters seem inspired by The Man Who Laughs.
  • The Sociopath: The apex example in this series. He causes people suffering without any remorse and only cares about what he wants. He'll manipulate others and be extremely violent without much reason to do so.
  • The Unfettered: He'll do anything to get Inugami's attention. Including having Aoshika raped on camera for him to see.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has an epic one after seeing Inugami's true form.
  • Villainous Valour: When he makes a stand against Ogre-Chiba.
  • Worthy Opponent: Wants desperately for Inugami to see him as one.
  • Yandere: Towards Inugami. He cuts himself all over his arm and carves the word "Inu" onto his hand and has an orgasm while thinking about Inugami when having violent sex with his girlfriend. He beats down, craps on and rapes his own subordinate, Chiba and tears out his tongue as he's kissing him. The poor guy gets put into the hospital because Haguro beat him to the point that all his organs ruptured and his bones break and he ends up dying. Though he gets better. All because Chiba ran into the protagonist on the street and talked to him for, maybe, 15 minutes, when Haguro wasn't around. He also rapes Aoshika 'while recording it so that Inugami can see, practically talking to the camera (and, therefore, to Inugami) through the entire thing hoping to provoke Inugami into coming back to him, and then keeps her prisioner as he and his Yakuza goons repeatedly gang-rape her and he drugs her to screw with her mind as well as with her body. . He also tries to kill her while telling her that Inugami is too good for her as well as attempting to kill Inugami when he shows up to stop this and eats Inugami's fingers that he cuts off while getting a boner from it. This guy is Yandere enough to rival Yuno Frigging Gasai herself, and such is his monstrousness that his ultimate demise comes as a relief to all.
  • You Have Failed Me: If you are employed by him, good luck. You'll need it.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's roughly two meters tall and looks like he's in his late twenties. Lampshaded by Inugami in chapter 11.

    Ryuuko Kounuma 
Haguro's very beautiful but also extremely messed-up girlfriend. Her interests include destruction, sadism, brutality, and having sex with the man that can deliver the most of all three, so long as it's not in her direction.

  • Ax-Crazy: Whatever your definition of "crazy bitch", she's probably not far off. If she is, you're trying too hard.
  • Broken Bird: See what repeated rapes from her dad and a pimp and living in a Crapsack World can do to a teenage girl: leave her broken and insane.
  • Closer to Earth: She's slightly less crazy than Haguro, if only because she realizes the limits of her own flesh.
  • Death by Sex: Save for Haguro, the men who sleep with her are all dead. Including her rapist dad and the pimp. After Haguro's death, Ryuuko goes into a kill frenzy, she stabs to death two men who were having her "services".
  • Eye Scream: Haguro punches her in the eye at one point.
  • Fan Disservice: She's very attractive and knows it, but she's so deranged that no amounts of nudity from her can count as sexy...
  • Fan Nickname: Miss Fan Disservice.
  • Fille Fatale: The creepiest version ever possible.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Seems to have no genuine friends or admirers whatsoever throughout the entire story.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Later chapters seem to imply she's envious of Aoshika for being the one Inugami loves.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She likes her men hot, sexy, and badass.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Not that Dou had any actual feelings for Ryuuko, but he didn't seem to have a problem with her seducing other men and actually encouraged her to seduce Inugami.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Ryuuko is a disturbingly literal example.
  • Rape as Backstory: The explanation of how she became so batshit insane is because of the repeated rapes at the hands of her father and a pimp from when she was younger. She doesn't seem to care as much about it anymore though.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Not only doesn't seem to mind being nude in front of Inugami, but also not so much about masturbating in his proximity.
  • The Sociopath: Literally gets off on the suffering of others and doesn't care much about them. Her only concerns are getting to hook up with Inugami, killing almost everyone she has sex with, and watching as much violence as possible.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Possibly. Inugami getting back up from what should have been a fatal stab wound causes her to flee in terror after giving him the address of where Haguro is keeping Aoshika.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: Has this as part of her character. Only her boyfriend is scarier. By Magnitudes.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Haguro's death, Ryuuko just lost her mind, wandering on the streets and selling her body in utter disbelief now that she lost Haguro and couldn't get Inugami.

A member of Haguro's gang and one of it's more sane members. Things don't end well for him.
  • Badass Normal: A skilled and dedicated boxer, but not in the same league with Haguro.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Which is why Inugami refuses to fight him. It would cheapen Chiba's skills.
  • Came Back Wrong: Inugami gives him some of his blood, which turns him into an ogre.
  • Can't Catch Up: He knows he'll never surpass or even become an equal to Haguro or Inugami which bothers him deeply. At least until Inugami gives him some of his blood.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: This is the only thing (besides Haguro obviously) that kept him and Inugami from being friends: the fact that Chiba could train forever and never be as strong as Inugami and Haguro.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Haguro thinks he has this with Inugami, so he beats him half to death and rapes him.

    Akira Jin 
A mysterious reporter who knows quite a lot about Inugami. Is also a werewolf.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Jin explains to Aoshika that werewolves can sense a human's sadness or call of help, while no other human can; and in some cases the good ones feel obligated to help the human, or at least try to ease their pain a bit. That's what Jin does for Aoshika, helping Inugami to rescue her and later pretending to be Inugami in wolf form to give Aoshika the hope that he might still be alive.
  • Enemy Mine: With Inugami, as he has joined the guy's quest to rescue Aoshika.

    Noriko Kimura 
One of Inugami's classmates, vice-president of the student council.

    The Kuroda Brothers 
Two of Haguro's gang's less sane members.
  • Beta Baddie: Both have a huge inferiority complex because of a medical condition that kept their genitalia from developing properly.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They care about each other. When one of them is told that the other has died because of Inugami (A lie. Haguro was the one who killed the twin.), the surviving twin only hesitates to claim vengeance because he lacks resources. The moment he has some, he tries to destroy Inugami and the school.
  • Fingore: Don't disobey Haguro, just don't.
  • Knife Nut: They have a thing for cutting up people's faces and genitalia.
  • More Dakka: When the surviving Kuroda goes on a rampage.

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