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Role: Main Character
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 143 lbs
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Date: 29th November
Where: Everywhere

Ryo is the main character and hero of this story. He was born and raised at the Hazuki(Bukan)Dojo in Yokosuka by his father after his mother died of an illness when he was three years old. Although Ine-san, the live-in housekeeper, and Fuku-san, his father's student, also live there, his father Iwao was Ryo's only living relation-until of course, Lan Di murdered him. Ryo began training in the Hazuki Style of jujitsu when he was very young. This training enabled him to grow very strong, both physically and mentally. Although he harbors a strong love and devotion to the martial arts, he hasn't expressed much interest in succeeding his father as master of the Dojo. Ryo is well behaved and knows how to handle himself in a fight. Consequently, he's well known in the neighborhood of Yokosuka. Rather stubborn and competitive to a fault, he tends to act impulsively rather than think through a situation logically. A good example of this is the fact that despite knowing how Nozomi Harasaki feels about him, he hides his feelings and acts indifferently towards her.

 

Role: Main Character at age 7
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Height: 4’3”
Weight: 55 lbs
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Where: Flashback
At age 7, Ryo began to seriously study the martial arts under his father’s tutelage. Around this time, he was dubbed Suedeheaded Ryobo by Setsu Abe, a shopkeeper, and was often scolded for being bratty. He experienced his first feelings of love for a girl during this time, but when a friend of his teased him about it, Ryo started a fight with him. Since then, he has shied away from any involvement with girls.

 

Role: Ryo’s Father
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Weight: 177 lbs
Height: 5’9”
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 3rd May
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Where: Cutscenes Only
Iwao is Ryo’s father and the current master of the Hazuki Style martial art. He is a character of high morals who respects devotion to one’s convictions, proper manners and above all, trust. He is very calm and composed, personifying simplicity and courage. His only hobby is Shodo (calligraphy) which he often uses when writing letters and postcards. As a master of martial arts, he is a strict Sensei and is never satisfied with relying solely on one’s natural talent. He has continued to adhere to a strict training regimen throughout his adult life. When he was young, he is said to have set out on an overseas journey to learn from the various great masters of the martial arts. Although his son Ryo sometimes rebels against his strictness, he still respects him as a mentor and dreams of emulating him.

 

Role: Mysterious Leader of a Criminal Organization
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 188 lbs
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 13th August
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Where: Events Only
Lan Di is one of the high-ranking members of a Chinese cartel called the Chi You Men, which secretly controls black market trading in China. He is an expert of a legendary martial art, which was thought to have been lost and to exist only in fable. His cold, merciless personality makes his martial arts prowess seem even fiercer, and his coercive glare keeps people at a distance. Even within Chi You Men, only a few people can talk to him without feeling intimidated or belittled. He and Iwao Hazuki appear to be connected by some secret involving the Dragon Mirror.


Role: Hazuki Disciple
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 150 lbs
Blood Type: O
Birth Date: 6th August
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Where: Hazuki Dojo
Fuku-san has been a live-in student of the Hazuki Dojo for almost 10 years. To Ryo, he is more like a member of the family. With his warm and gentle personality, Fuku-san makes every effort to achieve whatever goals he sets. Iwao, liking his diligence and honesty, took him as a live-in student despite Fuku-san’s lack of natural talent and the fact that he is a slow learner. Since then, he has been practicing Hazuki-style jujitsu with Ryo. He sometimes jumps to conclusions and acts impulsively, which often results in failure. Nevertheless, because of his frank, easy-to-talk-to personality, he is someone Ryo can go to for advice.

 

Role: Hazuki Household Maid
Gender: Female
Age: 64
Height: 5’1”
Weight: 106 lbs
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 9th August
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Where: Hazuki Residence
For more than 15 years, Ine-san has been the live-in housekeeper of the Hazuki household and has taken care of all the domestic housework and cooking as well as the family budget. She is a quiet, hardworking woman who is modest but emotionally strong. Aside from her sewing, cleaning and washing talents, she is an excellent cook. In particular, her traditional Japanese dishes can be compared to those of a professional chef. While she is rather old-fashioned and very particular about manners and discipline, Ine-san is quite generous and secretly keeps watch over Ryo. She is an indispensable member of the Hazuki household.


Role: Mysterious Girl Appearing in Ryo’s Dreams
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Height: 5’1”
Weight: 95 lbs
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 9th September
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Where: Dream Sequences Only
Ling Shen Hua is a mysterious girl who grew up surrounded by nature. Her innocent looks hide her power and courage created by the wilderness of China. She is pure and simple, with great compassion and strength. Though her presence is shrouded in mystery, Ryo’s fate will be deeply influenced by her. Appearing in his mind several times, she guides him on his journey.


Role: Schoolmate of Ryo’s
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 104 lbs
Blood Type: AB
Birth Date: 23rd August
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Where: Dobuita---Aida Florist
Nozomi is secretly in love with Ryo. She was born in Japan but moved to Vancouver, Canada when she was very young. She then moved to Yokosuka, where her grandmother lives, when she was a junior high student. Initially, classmates bullied her, discriminating against her because of her different way she did things due to her different culture. At that time, Ryo would often stand up for her. Since then, her love for him has grown over the years. She has decided that she is going to confess her love to him. She has her own opinions but is considerate to others as well. She usually helps out at Aida Florist, her grandmother’s flower shop. She hopes to be an interpreter or translator in the future.


Role: Mysterious Manager of Trading Company
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 155 lbs
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 10th October
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Where: New Yokosuka Harbor---Old Warehouse #8

Master Chen is one of a few wealthy Chinese magnates living abroad in Japan, and he’s a big name in the trading business. He owns numerous trading operations worldwide, including the one in Yokosuka. While he deals in a variety of high-end merchandise, Master Chen is particularly well versed in antiques and has multiple patrons. He is said to own numerous works of valuable art, some of which are rumored to be national treasures, but nobody knows for sure. He looks gentle and kind at first glance, but he’s a very calculating buyer with a stoic composure, no matter what. In grooming his son, Gui Zhang, to become his successor, he has made sure to instruct him fully in the Yan Qing Style, a martial art handed down over multiple generations in their family.

 

Role: Son of Chen Yao Wen
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 155 lbs
Blood Type: A
Birth Date: 10th February
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Gui Zhang is the son of Master Chen, the owner of a Chinese trading company. While he is still learning how to manage the company, he also works as his father’s bodyguard. He always seems to be calm and gives the impression of being cool-headed and ever composed. However, this is due in part to his remarkably expressionless face. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Gui Zhang was trained in the Yan Qing Style of martial arts by his father since childhood and has continued training hard ever since. Because of their similar background, at heart, he sympathizes with Ryo, but on the outside, acts coldly toward him.

Note: In the 12th volume of the Weekly-Am2, some extra information about Guiz Zhang was revealed. As an international businessman, Gu Zhang knows many different languages, including Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) and Russian. He likes Chinese food, especially the very hot Sichuan style, one example being tantan-mian ramen. He also likes GanShaoMinXia, prawns with chili sauce. He is also good at playing pool and likes dancing. Translation from the Weekly-Am2 article provided by Kiyuu.

 

Role: Mysterious Assassin for Lan Di’s Organization
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 121 lbs
Blood Type: AB
Birth Date: Unknown
Zodiac Sign: Unknown
Where: Events Only

A low ranking member of the Chi You Men, Chai aspires to ascend the ranks by currying favor with Lan Di. After Lan Di steals the Dragon Mirror from Hazuki Sensei, Chai spies on Ryo and learns of the existence of the Phoenix Mirror. He believes that if he can somehow obtain the Phoenix Mirror, Lan Di will reward him with a cushy position in the upper ranks of the organizational hierarchy. His strange physique enables Chai to utilize a seemingly superhuman fighting technique and therefore he is tricky to battle against. (He brags that he is self-taught in the Tang Lang Style, but his style of fighting hardly shows it.) He is extremely suspicious looking and creepy. Sly and vindictive, Chai will use any means, no matter how vicious or unfair, to get what he wants.

 

Role: Lan Di’s Henchman
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 155 lbs
Blood Type: B
Birth Date: 12th November
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Where: Events Only

An elite member of the Chi You Men, this man works directly under Lan Di. Always dressed in a black suit, he is a formidable warrior and ordinary fighters are no match for him. His main strength is in the Tong Bei style, which is known to be the most powerful martial art in terms of one-on-one combat. When he attacks, he is merciless. Both his real name and place of origin are unknown. His previous career is also a mystery.

 

Role: Lan Di’s Henchman
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185 lbs
Blood Type: O
Birth Date: 25th February
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Where: Events Only

This man is also under the direct supervision of Lan Di and is always by his side like a shadow. He is a master of the Ying Zhao Gong Style of martial arts, which maximises finger, hand, and grip strength. This strength was evident in the opening scene by the way he easily held back Ryo as he entered the Dojo. With his expressionless poker face, he executes his missions mechanically and without remorse. He seems to be a little eccentric.

 

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