The Characters


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Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi

The emperor of Kou, who orders Kourin to have her shirei pursue Youko.


Chou (stretch)

Kou-ou塙王 (projecting mountain + king)



Tasogare no Kishi, Akatsuki no Sora

The Minister of Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Spring of Tai.


Chouun張運 (stretch + destiny)



Anime-only character. A student at the college Rakushun attends in En. He gets along well with Rakushun and Meikun, though he appears to be considerably older.


Chuchin蛛枕 (spider + pillow)




Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora

Though he started out as a government official of Hou, he was later chosen to be the Emperor. During his reign, Chuutatsu became disgusted by the corruption of the citizens and lost his way (shitsudou). He began to have his people executed for even petty crimes. As a result, he is overthrown and beheaded in a rebellion led by the Gekkei.

He is the father of Shoukei, and his name before ascending the throne was Son Ken. Posthumously he became known as Retsu-ou.


Chuutatsu仲韃 (relationship + proper name)

Hou-ou峯王 (summit + king)

Son Ken孫健 (descendants + health)

Retsu-ou洌王 (purity + king)