Cast of Characters...

This section is under construction! I'm in the middle of posting (semi) spoiler-free bios on the main and minor characters in the GK Universe. Some details are revealed (such as the seishi identities) but the rest of the large plot points are left out. Hover over the icons to see a character's name, and click for their stats.


Genbu Takiko Okuda Uruki/Rimudo Roun Tomite/Chamuka Tan Hatsui/Zaraa Erutai Namame Hikitsu/Emutato Chen Inami/Taruma Urumiya/Haagasu Urumiya/Tegu Soruen Tauru Wakaosa Boraate Tan Aira Chen Einosuke Okuda Yoshie Okuda Takao Osugi Suzuno Osugi Tooyama Rutai Shunu Fuiruka Darute Fen Maguma Mysterious Douji The Great Priestess Anru Touda Shigi Hien Hakei Temudan Roun Tegiru Roun



Character Information...


Genbu Name: Genbu
First Appearance: Chapter 1 (in reference only)
Genbu is one of the beast gods in the Universe of the Four Gods. He rules over the northen province of Hokkan and takes the form of a tortoise surrounded by snakes. In ancient astrology, he is known as the Black Tortoise of Winter. He can only be summoned by a priestess from another world, and once called, will grant three wishes.

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Takiko Okuda Name: Takiko Okuda
First Appearance: Chapter 1
Takiko is the main protagonist of Genbu Kaiden. She's a seventeen-year-old living in Morioka, Japan with her ailing mother Yoshie. Armed with a naginata and a desperate desire to be needed, Takiko enters the Universe of the Four Gods and becomes the Priestess of Genbu.

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Uruki/Rimudo Roun Seishi Name: Uruki
Birth Name: Rimudo Roun
First Appearance: Chapter 1
Uruki is the first Genbu seishi Takiko meets. His character is located on his chest and means 'House of the Woman'. His power is over wind, which he can only call in the form of a woman. Uruki saves Takiko from the Mou when she first enters the Universe of the Four Gods and they meet a mysterious douji while stranded on a mountain covered in snow. Uruki travels with Soruen, a long-time friend and protector.

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Tomite/Chamuka Tan Seishi Name: Tomite
Birth Name: Chamuka Tan
First Appearance: Chapter 2
Tomite is the second Genbu seishi to be found. His character is on his left shoulder and means 'House of the Void'. His power is over ice, which he shoots from his fists. Tomite is originally a bounty hunter after Uruki. He captures Takiko in the hopes of luring Uruki out and it is his mother Boraate, and their clan, who discover she is the Priestess of Genbu.

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Hatsui/Zaraa Erutai Seishi Name: Hatsui
Birth Name: Zaraa Erutai
First Appearance: Chapter 5
Hatsui is the third seishi to be discovered. His character is on the bottom of his foot. He is manipulated and imprisoned by Fen to atone for acts he couldn't control in the past. He uses the pain of his heart to fire needles at his enemies and can create a basket to protect himself and his allies. Born to doctors, Hatsui enjoys gathering medicinal plants.

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Namame Name: Namame
First Appearance: Chapter 7
Namame is the fourth seishi to be discovered. His character is on the back of his head. Known as the 'Legendary Origin Stone' by Anru and The Great Priestess, Namame can manipulate rock and change his form. He uses this to protect Takiko, make earth representations of Hatusi, and express himself.

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Hikitsu/Emutato Chen Seishi Name: Hikitsu
Birth Name: Emutato Chen
First Appearance: Chapter 10
Hikitsu is the fifth seishi found. His character is on his right eye (which he keeps covered) and has the power to supress or draw out memories. Hikitsu can manipulate water and also has weak control over ice. He and his sister Aira are part of the Kan Clan, long time allies of Tomite's clan, the Ha.

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Inami/Taruma

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Urumiya/Haagasu

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Urumiya/Tegu

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Soruen

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Tauru Name: Tauru Wakaosa
First Appearance: Chapter ? (mention only)
Tauru is Soruen's deceased father who was killed while protecting Uruki. The task of guarding the crown prince then fell to his son, Soruen.

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First Appearance: Chapter 3
Boraate is Tomite's mother and a member of the Ha tribe. She is the first to believe Takiko is the Priestess of Genbu and her support helps convince Takiko to journey and find the other seishi.

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Aira Chen Name: Aira Chen
First Appearance: Chapter 11
Aira is Hikitsu's little sister. Trapped in ice for a year, she is freed by Tomite and goes to stay in his village with his mother Boraate.


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Einosuke Okuda Name: Einosuke Okuda
First Appearance: Chapter 1
Einosuke is an established author who travels the world for material on Ancient China. Engrossed with work, he pays little attention to his wife or daughter. On his last trip, he brings home the Universe of the Four Gods and sets the legend in motion.

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Yoshie Okuda Name: Yoshie Okuda
First Appearance: Chapter 1
Yoshie is Takiko's mother and Einosuke's wife. She moved with her daughter from Tokyo back to her hometown of Morioka in the beginning of Genbu Kaiden. Yoshie suffers from a mysterious illness and lies waiting for her husband to return from his research in China.

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Takao Osugi

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Suzuno Osugi

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Tooyama Name: Tooyama
First Appearance: Chapter 1
Tooyama is Takiko's classmate. She and Takiko are sparring in gym class in the beginning of Genbu Kaiden. Tooyama and her friends criticize Takiko's use of force and try gossiping about her mother's disease. Tooyama reappears in Chapter 28, when Takiko leaves the Universe of the Four Gods and returns to school in the real world for a time.

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Rutai

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Shunu

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Fuiruka Name: Fuiruka
First Appearance: Chapter 24
Fuiruka is a member of the Odo Clan, a sequestered sect in the Nasaru Forest devoted to the Priestess of Genbu. She helps Uruki recooperate after a battle with Haagasu and offers refuge to the seishi in one of their darkest hours.

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Darute Name: Darute
First Appearance: Chapter 4
Darute is a little girl who offers Takiko and Tomite shelter after they reveal their miko and seishi status by using powers to put out a fire. She's the first to offer them kindness outside Tomite's clan. Darute's grandfather makes a new naginata and bow for the pair.

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Fen Name: Fen
First Appearance: Chapter 5
Fen is an assassin hired by the Roun Clan. Takiko and Tomite arrive at her temple, hearing a voice crying. The voice belongs to Hatsui, who Fen has kept captive for the past two years. She tries killing her visitors but Hatsui thwarts her plans.

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Maguma Name: Maguma
First Appearance: Chapter 9
Maguma's village was desimated by the demands of the Roun Clan (Uruki's ruling family). Takiko and the others take refuge there and the boy betrays them to Haagasu.

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Mysterious Douji Name: Mysterious Douji
First Appearance: Chapter 1
A mysterious child appears before Takiko when she's first transported to Mt. Koku in the Universe of the Four Gods. The douji later gifts the dragon Touda to the Genbu seishi to help hasten their journey.

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The Great Priestess Name: The Great Priestess
First Appearance: Chapter 7
The Great Priestess lives in the city of Ifurei. She can propehize the future (as long as she never tells a lie) and helps Takiko locate Anru and Namame. While lying to protect the Gensu seishi, she confronts Shigi and Hien.

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Anru Name: Anru
First Appearance: Chapter 7
A guardian for departed souls, Anru protects Namame. She reveals the location of the remaining seishi and gives Takiko a necklace made of the same 'Life Star Stone' as Namame. (This later becomes Takiko's shinzaho.)

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Touda Name: Touda
First Appearance: Chapter 10
Hiding beneath Maguma's village, Touda is a dragon of earth. He's the only one left of his kind and does Taiitsukun's bidding. He was given to Takiko and helps the seishi travel through the sky.

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Shigi Name: Shigi
First Appearance: Chapter 4
A Kutou assassin, Shigi is charged with killing the Genbu miko and seishi. He wears a constant cold smile and is ruthless in his hunt. A dark past marrs his actions, resulting in cruel, merciless decisions. Shigi works under General Haagasu and with Hien.

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Hien Name: Hien
First Appearance: Chapter 4
Hien is fiercely loyal to Prince Hakei, and serves the Kutou army. Unlike his superior, Shigi, Hien shows emotions and is prone to fits of swearing and rage. He is the last survivor of his village and fights as a man with nothing to lose.

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Hakei Name: Hakei
First Appearance: Chapter 3
Prince Hakei is the arrogant son of Emperor Kenki, ruler of Kutou. He enlists Uruki in his army after witnessing his fight with a group of bandits. The prince wants to destroy Hokkan and the Genbu seishi and Uruki covertly goes by the name 'Taki' when around his men, Shigi and Hien.

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Temudan Roun Name: Temudan
First Appearance: Chapter 15
Temudan is the elder brother of Tegiru Roun, emperor of Hokkan. The crown passed over Temudan because of a debilitating disease that ate away at his mind as well as his body. He hunts his son and the other Genbu seishi, hoping to thwart a propehcy made by the Great Priestess.

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Tegiru Roun Name: Tegiru
First Appearance: Chapter ??
Tegiru is the younger brother of Temudan Roun and Uruki's uncle. Flanked by advisors, he uses a hostage Tegu to keep the Genbu seishi at bay and protect his throne at all costs.

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