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This is a list of main characters from the manga Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe and the anime television series adapted from it. Kekkaishi is about teenagers Yoshimori Sumimura and Tokine Yukimura, heirs to rival clans of kekkai (barrier magic) users, who must defend their school from the spirits drawn to the sacred land it is built upon.



Yoshimori Sumimura

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (anime)

Yoshimori Sumimura (墨村良守 Sumimura Yoshimori ?) is the main male protagonist. A 14-year old middle school boy at the beginning of the story, Yoshimori is the 22nd Kekkaishi of the Sumimura family. Throughout the series, Yoshimori is portrayed as a lazy, stubborn, headstrong individual who strives to protect his family and friends, especially Tokine, who he's had feelings for since childhood. When Yoshimori was much younger he often cried a lot and strongly dislikes being a Kekkaishi. Yoshimori's attitude greatly changed, however, after Tokine's arm was injured by an ayakashi that Yoshimori failed to eliminate. At the beginning of the series, he is often seen baking, an activity he often finds more important to him than his duty as a kekkaishi. He dreams of becoming a patissier, but is often chastised by his grandfather for this hobby.
Yoshimori's skills as a Kekkaishi differ from those of his counterpart, Tokine. Due to his rash and headstrong personality, Yoshimori has always fallen behind Tokine in terms of speed and accuracy. However, in terms of sheer power and stamina, Yoshimori excels. He is capable of creating extremely powerful and large kekkai, kekkai which Tokine is either incapable of forming or those which would quickly exhaust her. Throughout the series, observations had been made by Sumimura Shigemori and Sumimura Masamori that Yoshimori has an enormous wellspring of latent abilities in his kekkai. It has also been noted that Yoshimori is able to activate zekkai without any particular training beforehand. However, his zekkai could only be powered to its full potential in moments when his emotions overflow their boundaries. Only three occasions had been shown with him using his fully powered zekkai in the current running of the series: once while fighting against Kaguro, while saving his brother Masamori from getting hit by a fatal attack, and after hiura is severely injured. This state rejects everything he doesn't like including death.
The death of Gen has also drastically changed his views, leading him to desire become more powerful. He sees Hiura in a similar state as Gen, and told Hiura that if he wants to kill someone, kill him first. Yoshimori didn't trust either at first but began to warm up to them as they fought together.
Yoshimori's power has recently undergone a significant change. At the behest of his grandfather, Yoshimori underwent special training with Shimano, a two-tailed cat spirit, to learn a technique that could untap the full potential of his power. After several weeks of training, Yoshimori learns to enter a mental state called musou, in which he is absolutely devoid of any emotion and in a state of pure focus. While in musou, not only does Yoshimori's power increase exponentially, but he also gains speed and accuracy greater than that possessed by Tokine. Yoshimori is now training to enter "ultimate musou", a state in which not only will his full power be unlocked, but will enable him to summon his "landlord", a powerful guardian spirit. He is referred to as a sympathizer for Karasumori, he can communicate directly with the land as such.
As of chapter 266 Yoshimori has summoned his landlord, Shiguma, and can enter "Musou" state at will. In this state, Yoshimori not only can create seemingly indestructible kekkai, but also create large numbers of them with no visible signs of fatigue or strain. In chapter 273, Okuni reveals to Masamori that Yoshimori is an extremely rare human being that is compatible with Karasumori and if Karasumori chooses, Karasumori can share his massive 'spiritual reservoir' that has the power potential to destroy the world with Yoshimori.

Tokine Yukimura

Voiced by: Rie Saitou

Tokine Yukimura (雪村時音 Yukimura Tokine ?) is Yoshimori's friend and "partner". Tokine is 16 years old and the 22nd Kekkaishi of the Yukimura family. She bears a scar on her right hand, which she received while protecting Yoshimori in their childhood. Tokine is gifted with great accuracy and precision, however, her kekkai are very weak and can only be maintained for short periods of time; her kekkai lack the "brute power" of Yoshimori's kekkai. At first she attempts to make up for this by copying Masamori's technique of stacking several kekkai's around a target, but this takes too much stamina for her, making the technique ill-suited for her. Later, she learns to refine her kekkai into narrow "spears" that can impale and imprison an enemy, making up for her lack of power. She also has the ability to manipulate kekkai and space, this is seen when she cannot dispel Yoshimori's kekkai and so manipulates it so she is able to pass through it and then again during the time a user kidnaps members of the Yagyou she uses his portal to enter the dimension he created. Tokine is clearly impressed by the power and potential Yoshimori has, but is constantly frustrated by his poor control and lazy attitude. She cares for Yoshimori and often protected him many times when he was younger. She also likes to tease him and isn't aware of his feelings for her, although as the story progresses she begins to shows signs of deeper affection for Yoshimori, she once slapped him so hard he passed out for going off to fight Kaguro and trapped him with neshi and beat him when he left to Okuni without her. In the series, it is stated that whilst she may be the weakest Kekkaishi, she is clearly the most "ruthless". Examples of her ruthless pragmaticism are her disregard for the health of Hachiouji Kemiya when he was possessed by an ayakashi and forbidden metsu of a shinyuuchi god that had invaded karasumori and attacked its defenders.

Gen Shishio

Gen Shishio (志々尾限 Shishio Gen ?) first appeared in volume 6 of the manga. Shishio aids Tokine and Yoshimori in hunting ayakashi and protecting Karasumori. He is an "integrated half ayakashi" (ayakashi majiri), meaning he can transform part or all of his body into that of an Ayakashi. He was frequently bullied by other children and even his older brothers when he was young. When his power first fully awakened when he was ten, he almost killed his older sister and severely injured his older brothers. Afterwards he was taken in by Masamori and the Yagyou, where he was taught by Atora. Gen learned how to control his full ayakashi mode during a fight with a high level ayakashi from Kokuboro. But tragically before he could finish his opponent, Kaguro—another high level ayakashi from Kokuboro—killed Gen. Gen's death deeply affected his allies and Yoshimori. Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita

Hiura Souji

Hiura nearly kills Yoshimori when he appears in the Hidagou while retrieving evidence of being involved in hunting, he later appears in chapter 223 on orders to assist in helping the Kekkashi. He's revealed to be raised on being a "puppet" that follows orders and thinks about nothing, he as a result has a mindset similar to a child and is fascinated by even a simple lead pencil. Yoshimori's words eventually cause him to question orders and change him mindset leading him to hesitate in delivering a killing blow. Many people see him as similar to Gen.
He is a power-shifter user, his ability ranges from channeling his power into creating blades, forming it all over his body into a barrier, and using it as a spring in his muscles and he can freely change the size, shape, or angle of the blade. He can also create them from anywhere on his body. He thinks of nothing while using them, allowing his mind to float outside time, showing him where to move next. This is likely due to his upbringing as a normal power shifter has a set form.
He was named by Suigetsu. After the invasion plan he was injured by Ougi Shichirou by accident and as a result triggered the white zekkai. He was healed by Night Troop's medical team.


Oumi Nichinaga
The Soushi, The founder of Urakai, he seeks to completely destroy it for revenge, the Shinyuuchi huntings are confirmed to be somewhat-planned by him. Although he seems to be interfering with his brother's schemes and looks down on him. He seems to hold Sangou (Hiura) and Zero in some regard, as Ougi Shichirou mentioned that he was told not to harm Hiura (after slicing him with a wind blade, thinking him to be Ichigou).
Ougi Shichirou
Also known as the "Shinigami" he's the Legitimate successor for the Ogi clan and killed his brothers and several members of Urakai before escaping Masamori. He visits Karasumori to see if he had anything in common with Yoshimori, only to wind up in a fight and destroyed the school. The next day he had a chat at a cafe with Tokine. During the invasion arc he attempted to kill the invasion party as per his orders by mistakenly attack Hiura. He sent his healers to treat him.
At the present point in the story, Shichirou is the most powerful character, easily slicing through kekkais, buildings, and people with just a twitch of his wrist while hovering in midair
Similar to Yoshimori, he has never felt a limit to his power. He also sees everything as balance scale and his scales have never been moved. He views his life as a Legitimate successor was destined against his wishes. He and Yoshimori can understand each other and are similar.
One of the "puppets" raised to fight and a subordinate of Oumi, he's the one who killed Okuni. He's offered to help Masamori protect karasumori under Oumi's orders. He's a Jiugenka power-user.
One of the "puppets" raised to fight he's considered a failure. He uses a katana and shadow hands to trap and cut enemies. He could cut through a regular Kekkai with ease, but not a "Musou" enforced kekkai. He and Kakeru were the only ones of the invading party to survive.
One of the "puppets" raised to fight he's considered a failure. He has bird wings and is capable of creating black flames, his full form makes him even more like a crow. He was killed by Ougi Shichirou.
She is one of the two women involved in the shinyuuchi hunting, she views herself as a chosen person and wants to cause those who lack power to feel their worthlessness even going so far as to threaten to destroy the town where Karasumori is located. She views Michiru with high regards. She was a child prodigy. She managed to regenerate after Ougi Shichirou attacked her but was distraught over Michiru's death.
She is one of the two women involved in the Shinyuuchi hunting, she the more calm one of the two. She was a child prodigy, she was killed by Ougi Shichirou.
She takes care of Hiura and Oumi

Other characters

Sumimura family

Madarao (斑尾 ?)
A white demon dog that has served the Sumimura family since its founding; passed down to them by the founder Hazama Tokimori. Madarao is able to detect ayakashi with his amazing sense of smell, which he often brags is far better than Hakubi’s. However, no matter how fast he locates an ayakashi, Yoshimori could never dispatch them fast enough, a fact Madarao often bemoans. Madarao is around 500 years old, and prior to his existence as a demon, was a wolfdog known as Ginro (銀露 ?), and was at one time friends with Kouya. He wears a 'collar', made of spirit beads and seals strung together with a nenshi, that seals away his true demon form. When not assisting Yoshimori, he resides inside a special stone covered with glyphs, which is humorously located inside a wooden doghouse. When unsealed, Madarao become very large and uses powerful poisons and illusions. Madarao seems to have an unrequited crush on Hazama Tokimori; apparently, the reason he had followed him was because he fell in love with him on first sight. Throughout his service to the Sumimura Family, Madarao had refused to acknowledge anybody as his real master other than Hazama Tokimori, however, after the battle with Kouya, Madarao begins to view Yoshimori as his master. Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi
A white Nekomata (two-tailed demon cat) that has served the Sumimura family. Only recently introduced, Shimano resides at the bottom of a covered well on the Sumimura family property. The bottom of the well houses a special training room, where Shimano has trained various legitimate successors of the Sumimura family in the art of 'Musou'. Musou is a mental state in which the user becomes completely devoid of emotion and enters a state of pure focus. Shimano's training routine is considerably brutal, as he uses the ends of his tails to administer powerful electric shocks to Yoshimori's head when he loses focus and his mind strays. He does however refer to Yoshimori as 'master' or '22nd', and has acknowledged that he possesses a power that may some day exceed all legitimate successors that have come before him. He refers to Yoshimori as a sympathizer for Karasumori. Shimano has served the family for 500 hundred years, since the foundation of Kekkaishi.
Yoshimori's landlord, he originally appears as a White and Black striped box only to change shape into a tangible creature, e can also speak.
Shigemori Sumimura (墨村繁守 Sumimura Shigemori ?)
The grandfather of Yoshimori and the 21st head of the Sumimura family. Shigemori is a very hot-headed man and who often battles it out with the Yukimura Tokiko next door about the subject of the true successor. This has ranged from insults to battles conducted in midair. He also enjoys hitting Yoshimori on the head with his Legitimate Successor’s Chop when he deems Yoshimori to be lazy and not hardworking enough to compete with the Yukimuras. Under Shigemori’s blustery façade, he seems to care a lot about his family and Tokiko’s wellbeing. One bone of contention with him was that Sumimura Masamori had managed to enter the Urakai, whom he heavily distrusts and dislikes. However, he had apparently given up trying to dissuade Masamori from continuing on working in the Urakai, telling Masamori that that would be his own way of protecting Karasumori. It is alluded to that Shigemori is a highly skilled Kekkaishi. Masamori, a highly skilled Kekkaishi in his own right had informed Shigemori that he was no where near his level when Shigemori had complimented him. In the anime, during Kokuboro’s first wave of attack, Shigemori was portrayed drawing up an enormous Kekkai around the house and creating shikigamis even after dispatching Shion’s lackeys without any signs of exhaustion; and also made a kekkai strong enough to block the nine tail demon fox princess's initial personal attack on Karasumori. Voiced by: Youhei Tadano
Masamori Sumimura (墨村正守 Sumimura Masamori ?)
The oldest son of the Sumimuras. Although he is the oldest of the three brothers, Masamori was not chosen as the heir, which had always been a source of mystery to him and Yoshimori, the latter stating many times in the series that in terms of skill and power, Masamori should have taken the position of heir. He is 21, though he looks much older. Masamori is the leader of Night Troop, as well as the 7th seat of the board of the Shadow Organization, in which he had struck up a highly uneasy and unpleasant relationship with Ogi Ichirou, the 8th seat, whom clearly despises and hates him. He is a very skilled Kekkaishi; mastering highest defense technique, mastering difficult techniques and able to activate zekkai. However, one noticeable difference about Masamori’s zekkai and Yoshimori’s zekkai was that Masamori was only able to destroy with it. He is not able to create his zekkai in such a way that he can protect the people in it other than himself. Some characters had noted that this was probably the reason why Masamori was not picked as the legitimate successor. Masamori is apparently a manipulative creature, he had struck deals before with Matsuda Heisuke in staging his fake death and manipulating Kasuga Yomi to enter Karasumori and later making use of her as an informant. Currently, it is not sure what his true aims are. He is currently pursuing Ogi Ichirou with some of his comrades. The recent relations with Ogi mark Masamori's first real outward displays of anger, as Ogi's actions have resulted in the deaths of many of his subordinates, including Gen Shishio. After Ogi is found dead he focuses on finding truth behind the Urakai killings, even resurrecting Kouya and confronting Yumeji.
Masamori's landlord, a Giant Black Koi fish who swims through the ground and sky as if it was water and read waves that Masamori spreads to detect objects.
Toshimori Sumimura (墨村利守 Sumimura Toshimori ?)
The youngest of the Sumimura brothers. Toshimori seems to be a mature individual which one might not expect from his young years, often displaying maturity and insight beyond his years. Apparently, he is able to create Kekkais, but unable to participate in true battle. Voiced by: Miyuki Kawasho
Sumiko Sumimura (墨村守美子 Sumimura Sumiko ?)
Yoshimori's mother. She can use the Hazama-ryuu Kekkai technique, but is not a legitimate successor. Very rarely seen in the manga and anime. She is described as a "skilled Kekkaishi" and is said to hunt Ayakashi elsewhere, though a reason why is not given. On her first mission for the Urakai she killed the god she was assigned to calm down, claiming its child told her to kill it. Sumiko has recently returned home under mysterious circumstances. When pressed on her intentions, she reveals her intentions to take the being locked under Karasumori and seal him away in a new more secure location. She further shocks her family when she states her intention to take Yoshimori with her when she leaves, because he is the only one compatible with the being under Karasumori.
Shuji Sumimura (墨村修史 Sumimura Shūji ?)
Yoshimori's father. He does not have the powers to see spirits. Shuji uses special items when he needs to act as a Kekkaishi. Former assistant to Heisuke.Voiced by: Manabu Muraji

Yukimura family

Hakubi (白尾 ?)
The Yukimura family's demon dog; he detects demons with his sense of smell. He is about 400 years old. He does not like men and is constantly insulting Yoshimori. Hakubi also enjoys teasing Madarao about having to serve a master (Yoshimori) with such pathetic skills. He constantly flirts with Tokine and likes to call her "honey". Voiced by: Masanori Ishii
Tokiko Yukimura (雪村時子 Yukimura Tokiko ?)
The grandmother of Tokine. She is the 21st head of the Yukimura family. She is also the current strongest Kekkaishi in Karasumori. She can control space to a high degree and manipulate Yoshimori's energy when they performed a 4-way kekkai. She is able to selectively destroy a target in a kekkai without harming anything else within. Despite the family differences she gets along well with Yoshimori's grandfather and is coming to see Yoshimori as a proper successor.Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka
A Nekomata (two-tailed demon cat) that has served the Yukimura family. Mikeno is Shimano's counterpart. Mikeno requested Tokiko to send Tokine for intense training, under Mikeno's tutelage, in a place called the Surge Room.
Shizue Yukimura (雪村静江 Yukimura Shizue ?)
Tokine's mother. Married into the family. She possesses the ability to kill a cockroach without letting its inside spill out. Voiced by: Asako Dodo
Tokio Yukimura (雪村時雄 Yukimura Tokio ?)
Tokine's father. He was not blessed with the sign of the legitimate successor, so his power was limited, but he kept a positive attitude nevertheless. Tokio died a couple years ago when he let his guard down whilst patrolling the Karasumori site; it is left ambiguous whether his final warning to Tokine not to let her guard down around 'them' referred to Ayakashi or to Urakai.

Shadow Organization

The Shadow Organization (裏会 Urakai ?) is an umbrella group organizing all ability users and those who fight ayakashi and other demons. It is run by an executive committee called the Group of Twelve (十二人会 Juunininkai ?).

Yumeji Hisaomi
1st seat in the Council of Twelve. Takes authority over everything in the Urakai in order to harmonize the decision making process and protect the Urakai following the apparent deaths of three of the council’s members. He founded Urakai 400 years ago with his brother. To fight his brother, The Sousui, he is reforming Urakai, he's responsible for allowing the death of the other members and spreading of the shinyuuchi lands hunting.[1] His real name is Tsukihisa Oumi and he's the real leader of those attacking Karasumori. After a confrontation with Masamori, he is killed by his brother's subordinate, Zero.
The Former 7th seat of the Council of Twelve and previously known as "The Immortal Mudou", Mudou held a brief position as a director. Claiming to be bored with the old, Mudou attacked the Urukai Training Facility, explaining to Masamori Sumimura that it was an opportunity to "play with the young." However, Mudou's true motive was to eliminate the Master of the Land, Tan'yuu, a weak being with the ability to cast illusions. Tan'yuu destroyed the world in which the Urukai Training Facility was on, killing Mudou in the process.
Ichirou Ogi (扇一郎 Ōgi Ichirō ?)
8th seat of the Council of Twelve. Member of the Ogi clan, who are the wind masters. Ogi secretly conspired with Kokuboro, and Byaku in particular, to seize control of Karasumori's power. Masamori Sumimura has long suspected him of being a traitor and is working with Okuni to expose him. Ogi is physically very large, over twice the size of a normal human, and wears a hood that conceals his face at all times. When Masamori attempts to confront Ogi about his treachery, it is revealed that Ogi is actually six brothers who have the ability to merge physically and combine their powers. This explains Ogi's large size and immense power. When the Yagyou reach his hiding place and Masamori comes to face him, he is shown to have been killed, along with his other brothers (excluding Rokurou) by Shichirou Ogi, the legitimate successor to the Ogi family.
Okuni (奥久尼 ?)
9th seat of the Council of Twelve. She serves as the organization's historian and record keeper. She also is a strong proponent of justice and order. She appears to be invincible and has the ability to create portals and pockets in space for moving great distances or storing various items. After Kokuboro was defeated, Okuni investigated the Karasumori site, to better understand why Ayakashi are drawn to the location. There she witnessed a powerful Ayakashi attack Karasumori itself causing her to question whether the force below the site is just energy or possibly a living entity. Later, she confronts Ichirou Ogi and reveals that she knows he conspired with Kokuboro to seize control of Karasumori. Ogi attacks her with his wind, but she is unhurt and Okuni makes it clear that she intends to bring him to justice. She is apparently killed, or at least badly wounded, by an unknown assailant when one of her subordinates tries to reach her when a fire is started at Urakai Headquarters. She reappears as a spirit in chapter 264 to confirm her suspicions. She was killed by Zero. In chapter 273, she reveals to Masamori that Karasumori is not a spiritual land but an actual human being. The being possessed a massive 'spirit reservoir' and had the potential to destroy the world, but was sealed underneath Karasumori. She also believes that the true purpose of the kekkaishi successors is not to prevent ayakashi from stealing Karasumori's power but to prevent the being sealed beneath from escaping. Before disappearing into the afterlife, she reveals one final revelation, Yoshimori possesses the same massive 'spirit reservoir' and potential as the being sealed under Karasumori, and that the being is trying to share its power with Yoshimori.
Konozuka Kihei
11th seat of the Council of Twelve. He was killed by Shichirou Ogi.
A member of Serpent's eye a group that can see the future within Urakai. She appeared using the artificial ayakashi to gather information and they went berserk, as repentance she cut her hair, a miko's source of power. She delivered her master's message about Karasumori being trapped in chaos. After her master killed her self she left the group and confronted the group to tell them a horrible future for Urakai will begin, she then secluded herself to see if she can see a change in the future. Premonitions cut down the users and those who see it's life span.

Night Troop

The Night Troop (夜行 Yagyō ?) is a troop of ability users under the Shadow Organization. It was created and run by Masamori Sumimura, and includes many young ability users still in training.

Atora Hanashima (花島亜十羅 Hanashima Atora ?)
An energetic fighter who specializes in taming monsters and using them in combat. She was assigned to be Gen Shishio's trainer when he joined the Night Troop, primarily due to her skill for handling "wild things". She develops a lopsided relationship with Gen, becoming more of an 'overbearing, older sister' to him. Gen's death devastates Atora, who breaks down during his memorial service. Later, when the Night Troop arrive to help protect Karasumori, Atora stays in Gen's old apartment instead of Yoshimori's house.
Raizo (雷蔵 Raizō ?)
Atora's favorite "pet" who is good friends with Gen. He has the appearance of a large white, bear-like monster, and has the power to create and control lightning.
Kyoichi Hiba (翡葉京一 Hiba Kyōichi ?)
A member of the Night Troop that first appears in the 8th volume. He injects poison into Gen (when he tries to fully transform) to calm him down and to make him transform back into his human form.
Yomi Kasuga (春日夜未 Kasuga Yomi ?)
An Ogre-user that once tried to take over the Karasumori site to make Yoki, her ogre, stronger. When she was young she was teased by others who said she should have chosen a better ogre. She now works for Masamori as an informant.
Mukade (蜈蚣 ?)
Has the power to create giant black bug-type transportation system. It carried many people to Kokuboro to rescue Yoshimori and Sen. Also carried Shigemori and Shuuji to Heisuke Matsudo's home once.
Hakudo (白道 Hakudō ?)
Has the ability of "Moon Blade".
Odo (黄道 Ōdō ?)
Has the ability of "Sun Flare Ball".
Miki Hatori (刃鳥美希 Hatori Miki ?)
Vice Chief of the Night Troop. Masamori's confidant. Can shoot countless black pinnate from her left arm's tattoo.
Shu Akitsu (秋津秀 Akitsu Shū ?)
Sen's friend that can grow wings. He is also shown to have excellent hearing which aids him when he transfers from the combat division of the Yagyou to the intelligence division. In the most recent chapters, Shu and his friend Sen have been assigned to investigate Karasumori's Kekkaishi. His true form is that of a Vampire who plays with his female victims when he loses control.
Sen Kagemiya (影宮閃 Kagemiya Sen ?)
When Yoshimori is chasing after Kaguro (actually it is Shion, who is dressed up as Kaguro) during the Kokuboro assault on Karasumori site, he follows Yoshimori secretly but winds up getting caught by the Kokuboro members. He is rescued by Yoshimori and helps (albeit briefly) in the following fight against Kaguro. In the latest manga chapters, he is instructed by Masamori to observe the ones chosen by Karasumori. In order to do this he, and fellow intelligence division member Shuu (who transferred from the combat division with Sen), are enrolled in the same school as Yoshimori and Tokine. It has been revealed that Sen possesses the ability to read into the minds of people although, so far, he can only see their outermost thoughts. He hates being reminded that he has feminine looks and is afraid of bugs.
Dai Yaegashi (八重樫大 Yaegishi Dai ?)
Another one of Sen's friends. Is able to make duplicates of himself to confuse opponents.
Hakota (箱田 ?)
Has abilities to see far objects. He was the first one to see Yoshimori and Sen in the odd "zekkai" type thing.
Misao ( ?)
Has the power to make objects come to life, often rope and stuffed animals. This ability helps her and Akira escape the "box."
Higurashi ( ?)
Also has the ability to grow wings. He once had Hatori ride him to defeat ayakashi.


The members of Kokuboro: from left to right: Aihi, Gagin, Byaku, Hekian, Koshu, Kaguro, and Shion.

The Kokuboro (黑芒 Kokubōrō ?) are a group of ayakashi who seek Karasumori's power in order to regenerate their leader, Princess. Kokuboro is also the name of the group's castle and the alternate world where they reside.

Princess ( Hime ?)
A nine-tailed fox that is able to take on a human shape, she is a demon whose powers nearly rival those of a god, the most prominent display of her power being the creation of Kokuboro’s castle and the alternate dimension in which it resides. However, she is afflicted with a mysterious illness and, following the ending of the Kokuboro arc, an unexplained illness that leaves her bedridden and unable to move. She eventually perishes at the ending of the Kokuboro arc as the illness claims her life, and transforms back into a nine-tailed fox.
When Yoshimori meets her, he notes that even though she is an ayakashi, she has an air of elegance and respectability around her that is comparable to a princess in contrast to "common" ayakashi auras which apparently arouses hatred and a sense of disgust.
Byaku ( ?)
79 years old. However, looks to be around his late 20's to early 30's due to experimentation on his body he had received years previously. Strong follower of the "princess". Has an oversized left eye, with several special abilities that include being able to control bug ayakashi, controlling minds, regeneration, and gathering information from bug ayakashi that enter his body through it. Was thought to be an ayakashi, but he is actually still a human whose name is Shiranuma. Was believed to be killed by his former colleague and love rival Heisuke, and Heisuke's summoned demon servant, Kagami, but survived to carry out Hime as Kokuboro collapsed with her demise. Voiced by: Kenjirou Tsuda
Aihi (藍緋 ?)
A scientist with blue hair, and high-level demon. Years ago, as she was hunting humans, befriended a weak, young man who was, surprisingly not afraid of her. She became curious of him, they eventually developed a sort of friendship. Sensing he was dying, he lured her to his house and trapped her using special talismens so she could stay for the few months until his death. Eventually she came to like him, and with his death became envious of humans, wishing to be like them and abstaining from eating them if possible.
Without human skin, she looks like a huge flower with an eye in the middle. Having been controlled by Byaku, during the battle in Kokuboro, she fights with Kaguro as she tries to escape from the dimension after Byaku's death. She is stabbed by swords from Kaguro's body, but before he deals her a finishing blow, Kaguro senses Yoshimori's presence and goes after him instead. She appears to die after releasing dandelion-like seeds from her body, one of which was saved by Shion, but her death is uncomfirmed. In the anime, one of her seeds is able to escape the dimension and return to the home of the man.
Gagin (牙銀 ?)
With no human skin, he looks like a centaur with six arms. With skin on he looks like a large man (easily 2 meters tall) with ancient warrior armor on with spiky gray hair. He appears to have a short temper and is easily one of the most reckless in the Kokuboro and has a great desire to find strong opponents when the opportunity is given to him. He is very powerful and can throw balls of fire in battle that vary depending on his will. They can range from small, but fast, to immeasurable large and powerful, he was even capable of being able to nearly defeat Gen Shisho (who had completely transformed into a wolf demon) and Yoshimori and Tokine simultaneously all by himself. Was killed by Masamori's zekkai in the manga, and in the anime by Yoshimori's kekkai.
Shion (紫遠 ?)
Can control spider-like creatures to force others to do as she tells. She appears to be one of the most laidback among the Kokuboro, but has proven herself to be a capable opponent as she was able to kill Heisuke by making him become clost to her spiders and forced his arm to shoot himself, but this was later proven untrue as it was a weak Ayakashi that Heisuke had try on the human skin that he had taken from one of the ayakashi that was discovered by Yoshimori's grandfather. Once dressed up as Kaguro to lure Yoshimori to Kokuboro and while she had captured him, she had restrained Yoshimori under her spider creatures. She never participated in fighting the intruders during the destruction of their headquarters. She is also one of the survivors of the fight at Kokuboro that along Hekian who she had quickly took under her control before leaving the collapsing dimension.
Koshu (江朱 Kōshu ?)
Works at the "general affairs department". When he has no human skin, he looks like an angry octopus with long tentacles. When he has his human skin on, he looks like an extremely small man with glasses on who wears saint clothing. He is considered one of the weakest of the Kokuboro. Was killed by Yoshimori in the manga, and by Tokine in the anime.
Hekian (碧闇 ?)
Works at the "bureau department". With human skin, he usual has a turburn and drapping garments, making it impossible to see his face. He appears to possess an ability that he calls the "One Hundred Eyes", this allows him to be able to see spirtusal energy to a such a level that he can see passed the swamp like water that covers the previous Landlord of Karusmori, however only states that he could see that there was a bottomless darkness that could be seen. He is considered one of the weakest amongest his group as even Shion was able to easily defeat him and put him under control with little effort. He later on, at the end of the battle at Kokuboro, he is controlled by using Shion's spiders and turned into one of her subordinates while escaping with her.
Kaguro (火黒 ?)
Once a human, he is now an ayakashi in human skin. He is above A-Class level Ayakashis, an S class level which are as explained by Sen, S-class all maintain a humanoid form, are all highly intelligent and are considered extremely powerful ( All of which Kaguro has exhibited). He can produce swords from his body , but mostly from his arms and is shown to be able to easily cut through Yoshimori's Kekkai with little problem. He was once a master swordsman named Jinichi Koruga, he said that he himself was ruthless as he is now and even killed the second leader of his dojo. He traveled around fighting and killing any opponent he had come across, until he had met a Keikkashi (possibly an ancestor of either Yoshimori's or Tokin's) and had been impaled to have been killed by him using Zekkai, a technique that not even Yoshimori was even taught or heard of, yet had been able to use it. Kaguro however said that compared to Yoshimori, the Kekkashi had met had been considered to have vicious and extremely cold hearted eyes, which Yoshimori hardly ever showed unless he is angered. Including his high level of intelligence along with his masterful skill in swordsmanship, He possesses amazing agility, pace and acceleration that is considered the highest amongest the Kokuboro. Is was killed by Yoshimori's activated zekkai in revenge for the death of Gen Shishio. Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata
Haroku (波緑 ?)
When turned into a beast, he looks quite like a frog with long hair. Is killed by Yoshimori.
Sekia (赤亜 ?)
Looks like an octopus with four eyes when he has no human skin. Is killed by Kaguro.
Haizen (灰泉 ?)
Ayakashi in human skin that has the power to melt kekkai with a green substance from his mouth. Was killed by Tokine's arrow-like kekkai.
Sanan (茶南 ?)
Looks like a bat with two eyes parallel to each other. Was killed by Kaguro.
Works at the executive department and is Gagin's right hand man. He replaced Gagin after his death as leader of the executive department and launched an attack on Karasumori but was defeated by Masamori's zekkai. With no human skin, he looks like a giant demon lizard. He has the power to control wind and use it as tornadoes for attack.

Karasumori Academy

Hiromu Tabata (田端ヒロム Tabata Hiromu ?)
A friend of Yoshimori, in the same grade but a different classroom. He is known as the "Information Wizard" because he enjoys collecting information about people. Voiced by: Yuusuke Tezuka
Tomonori Ichigaya (市ヶ谷友則 Ichigaya Tomonori ?)
Yoshimori's friend and classmate. He tends to be reserved and sensible. Voiced by: Takashi Oohara
Yurina Kanda (神田百合奈 Kanda Yurina ?)
Yoshimori's classmate. She can see ghosts and spirits, and frequently consults Yoshimori when she sees one. Voiced by: Saya Kazuki
Kyoko (キョーコ Kyōko ?)
Yurina's friend and classmate. Believes Yurina has a crush on Yoshimori. Voiced by: Saori Seto
Ayano (アヤノ ?)
Yurina's friend and classmate. Believes Yurina has a crush on Yoshimori. Voiced by: Nami Okamoto
Madoka ( ?)
Tokine's friend and classmate. She thinks Yoshimori is "cute" and encourages Tokine to improve her relationship with him.
Tatsumi Mino (三能たつみ Mino Tatsumi ?)
Counsellor at Karasumori Academy, who was once controlled by an ayakashi parasite called Kugutsuchu. He has supernatural powers which are manifested as three snakes named Josephine, Simone, and Roxanne. While he acts very seductive and sinister when possessed, the true Mino is very kind, conscientious, mildly perverted, devoted to teaching, and goofy.
Kirara Kawakami (川上雲母 Kawakami Kirara ?)
In the anime only, Tokine's friend. She is an enemy of Mao. Voiced by: Yurin
Mao Shinohara (篠原真桜 Shinohara Mao ?)
In the anime only, Tokine's bossy classmate. Mao is jealous of Tokine. Voiced by: Saori Yumiba
Julia Roppongi
A student in high school class 1-D, who first appears in volume 16 of manga. She is nicknamed as "the Black Widow" and "Puppet Master." She has a brief crush on Yoshimori after he saves her from falling from the roof of the school.

Ayakashi and spirits

Kouya (鋼夜 Kōya ?)
Old friend of Madarao. Madarao defeated him in book 3. Yoshimori asked his brother to return Kouya's bones to the mountain he used to live on. Recently, it was revealed he was forcefully brought back to life by Masamori and serves him in exchange from Masamori promising to return the mountain he and Madarao used to live on back to him.
Lord Uro (ウロ様 Uro-sama ?)
A god that loves doughnuts. Long ago, Tokimori begged him to give the middle of the "forest" to him, and in return Tokimori promised him a new place to sleep.
Mamezo (豆蔵 Mamezō ?)
Lord Uro's servant and spokesperson. Mamezo resembles a Jiminy-cricket-like bug with a leaf growing out of his head.
Shido (紫堂 Shidō ?)
He has a crow-looking appearance. Not truly an ayakashi. When he changes to a human form, he looks oddly handsome compared to his lord. In return for the help Yoshimori gave him, he gave him a feather that allows crows to crowd around and talk.
Yumigane (弓鉄 ?)
Can disguise themselves as cute, harmless-looking creature until they cannot hide their hideousness. Badly injured Tokine.
Honetaro (骨太郎 Honetarō ?)
Kouya's follower. He is supposedly the revised version of the Momotarō (judging by his costume and name)
Uhosuke (ウホ助 ?)
Kouya's follower. He is supposedly the revised version of the monkey in Momotarō.
Nagao (長尾 ?)
Kouya's follower. He is supposedly the revised version of the green pheasant in Momotarō.
Shirahago (白羽児 White Feather Kids ?)
Servants of the ayakashi in the same human skin as Kaguro. They have overly large feet. Can turn into hundreds of feathers to escape attacks. Together, they can turn into a gigantic owl-looking ayakashi.


He has the appearance and voice of a young child. He is agile and playful. Appears to be the enigmatic Lord of Karasumori. He asked Yoshimori to call him lord and also tried to order Tokine around when they met him.
Tokimori Hazama (間時守 Hazama Tokimori ?)
Voiced by: Atsushi Miyauchi
Yumeko Hananokoji (花乃小路夢子 Hananokoji Yumeko ?)
Also known as "Mother-san". Helps lost souls rest in peace. Voiced by: Masako Nozawa
Masahiko Tsukijigaoka (月地ヶ岡真彦 Tsukijigaoka Masahiko ?)
Patissier ghost whose last word was "cabbage". Helped Yoshimori with his castle cakes, while hanging around for a while. Eventually, he comes to terms with his brother and manages to pass on Voiced by: Kōichi Tōchika
Toshihiko Tsukijigaoka (月地ヶ岡俊彦 Tsukijigaoka Toshihiko ?)
Younger brother of Masahiko Tsukijigaoka. Owner of the Tsukijigoaka Food Company. Reason why Masahiko was unable to pass on was because he was afraid Toshihiko resented him. Voiced by: Akira Ishida
Heisuke Matsudo (松戸平介 Matsudo Heisuke ?)
Age 70. An associate of Yoshimori's grandfather. An expert of ayakashi and was the first to discover the secrets behind the human skin that Aihi had created. He had a love interest in a woman called Risa Kagami, who was unfortunately married to Byaku. He grew vengeful when Kagami died and swore to exact revenge on Byaku for her death. He is bound to a contract with a demon that will do his bidding in exchange for his soul. He also seems to possess a number of magical artifacts, enough to fight without Kagami and to fake his death.
Kagami (加賀見 ?)
A shape-shifting demon that bound a contract with Heisuke Matsudo. Takes the form of Risa Kagami and acts charming and elegant. Does Heisuke's bidding in return for his soul when he dies. In order to become stronger, Heisuke eventually gives attempts to give a "deposit," his arm, in order to convince her to defeat Byaku, although surprisingly, she attacks Byaku without taking his arm.
Ryo Shishio (志々尾涼 Shishio Ryō ?)
Older sister of Gen Shishio. Age 20. Was once nearly killed by Gen when he was in his ayakashi form. Despite this, she still cares for her brother and longs for him to find happiness. She hates Masamori and refuses to accept his apologies when he comes to pay his respect to Gen's family after his death. In Ryo's eyes, Masamori, as the leader of the Night Troop, sent Gen to his death. She does however accept Yoshimori's condolences after learning that Yoshi was Gen's friend and that he found happiness before dying.
Risa Kagami (加賀見リサ Kagami Risa ?)
Shiranuma's (Byaku's) former wife. She received anything she wanted from him. Died while trying to gain eternal beauty through Byaku's experiments.
Kimiya Hachioji (八王子君也 Hachiōji Kimiya ?)
Known as the "Prince of Central East High". Was once controlled by a brain ayakashi called Nouotoko.
Takeshi Kongo (金剛毅 Kongō Takeshi ?)
17 years old fuumashi (Exorcist) who is chasing after a demon called Jaren, who killed his master. He uses a pack full of large nails which can be charged as weapons. His appearance so far was short, but Yoshimori and Takeshi have promised to meet again.

See also


  1. ^ Chapter 264

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