List of Shōnen Onmyōji characters

This is the list of characters that appear in the Japanese light novel, manga and anime series, "Shōnen Onmyōji".

House of Abe

Abe no Masahiro

and trains hard to surpass his grandfather.

He has two older brothers whom both are married and has families of their own. Narachika is the eldest in the family. His second older brother, Masachika is ten years older than him.

According to Ten’itsu, children in the Abe residence were often taken care by the twelve Shinshō. It was seen through flashbacks in the anime that Masahiro was taken care by Guren.

In addition to his magic, Masahiro later receives a sword called the Gōma no Tsurugi, a sword which was forged by Seimei which previously belonged to Suzaku. He was also given

Akiko is an imperial princess and the daughter of the minister of the left. She and Masahiro first meet in the Imperial Palace after his coming of age ceremony and the two become good friends after he saves her from a demon attack. As the series progresses, both of them fall in love with each other.

Akiko is special, as she possesses the Kenki ability (the ability to see demons). Moreover, because of this, during the beginning of the series, the foreign demons constantly attack her to deliver Akiko as a sacrifice to their master. They manage to capture her but Masahiro and his allies were able to save her, but not before the demons gave, a curse wound on her hand.

Halfway through the series, Akiko's father attempted to introduce her into the imperial court as a wife for the Emperor, thereby separating her from Masahiro forever. In her moment of sadness, Kyūki was able to put a powerful curse through her wounded hand. While the curse was eventually removed, but according to Seimei the after effects of the curse was so serious to Akiko that an onmyōji was required keep the curse from overwhelming her.

As a result, she wasn't sent to imperial court as that would bring bad luck to the Emperor so her half-sister Shōko, who looks the same as her, was sent into the palace in her place. Akiko was instead sent to live with Seimei's family to deal with the curse under the identity as distant relative of theirs.

It should be also noted that her Kenki ability is stronger than both Seimei and Masahiro because she was able to sense one of the Shinshō, Rikugō’s presence without actually seeing him.

There are suggestions, that Seimei had tricked Akiko's father into thinking that so she and Masahiro could remain close since he knows about their feelings for each other.

At the Abe residence, Akiko remains a strong help to Masahiro and helps around the house, learning to do things what an ordinary girl does, like going shopping by herself thanks to the help of Tsuyuki, Masahiro's mother.

Fujiwara no Yukinari

Kōchin appears as a mature-looking woman, about 25 years old with shoulder-length black hair. She is ranked second strongest of the twelve in attack power, after Guren. She specializes in close range fighting with twin forks.

Unlike the others, Kōchin does not resent Guren as much and is actually his close friend shown in that he refers to Kōchin as 'Kō'. When Masahiro asks him about this, he refused to respond.

She has also watched over Masahiro when he was a baby together with Guren. She is very observant and has a clear grasp of all of the Shinshō's personalities. She is also very good at noticing small details.

Her second name from Seimei is Keito,

Rikugō's primary role is to be the on-call bodyguard to Seimei but he will leave Seimei's side to aide Masahiro should he be ordered to. His sense of loyalty is so strong that he was willing to put aside his doubts regarding Masahiro's abilities and accepted him as Seimei's successor on little more than his master's assurances.

He differs from the other Shinshō in that he rarely use magical attacks, preferring instead to fight opponents with a barbed spear. He can also use his cape as a shield and create an explosive 360-degree shock wave of air by striking the ground with his weapon. He also has a chain that was used against the corrupted Guren but he overpowered him.

Rikugō is a man of few words and only speaks when he must. The only way to notice any change in his emotions was through his eyes. This began to change, however, after he met Kazane whom he fell in love with. He saved Kazane's life twice. The first, when she was swallowed by a demon and there was another time when they were in the underworld.

He began to show emotions soon after that. He was furious when she was killed. Just before she died, they shared an emotional embrace and he revealed to her that his name is Saiki, and that she is the only one he told his name to.

Seimei gave him the name

Seiryū is stubborn, anti-social and has a bad temper. He holds a deep hatred for Guren due his attempted murder of Seimei and considers Masahiro to be unworthy to be Seimei's successor.

Seiryū even went as far as to say that if Guren ever harms a human again, he would personally kill him.

He attacks with blasts of lightning and fights with a large two handed scythe. His second name from Seimei is Shōran

Suzaku is a fire user like Guren. Unlike his destructive flames, Suzaku's flames are used to purify evil spirits. He uses a heavy-bladed Zanbato to slash his enemies.

Suzaku has bright red hair and wears a white strip of cloth around his forehead, which was Ten’itsu's. He is very much in love with Ten’itsu and is fiercely protective of her due to her wound transfer ability, going as far as to hit Masahiro after Ten’itsu saved him.

The reason he cares about her was that Ten’itsu’s past self was Suzaku's best friend who was reborn right before his eyes after she died. Not wanting to lose her again, he becomes her protector.

His sword was later given to Masahiro so he can use it with the power to kill gods.


which only Suzaku calls her by. She is usually seen protecting Akiko or just keeping her company. She is the only Shinshō of the twelve that has died before. Her past self wore her hair short and was loud and energetic.



She later gave Masahiro (drama CD only)

A yōkai who resembles a carriage with a wide-mouthed ogre's face mounted on the left wheel.

Masahiro first encountered Kurumanosuke while patrolling the streets of the capital and almost exorcised him for allegedly attacking a human, but spared him after realizing Kuramanosuke was only trying to help a drunk who had passed out in the street.

Later, Kuramanosuke accepted Masahiro as his master and serve him by taking him to places he wants to go. When the capital was invaded by demons from the Underworld, it was Kurumanosuke who help hid the Zakki in his carriage to save their lives.

The Zakki

The term 'zakki' is used to refer to the demons of lower rank. Since Masahiro exorcised Ban Ban, a demon that was attacking the Zakki, they now act as informants for Masahiro, telling him of any strange happenings or sightings.

In the anime, the Zakki are usually represented by three demons; a lizard with three eyes, a yellow skinned gremlin and a pink, round ball. The Zakki usually appear by suddenly dropping out of the sky and landing on his head and calling him "Seimei's grandson" much to his dismay, a running gag in the light novels and anime.

Kyūki Arc


It was one of the demons whom were responsible for putting a cursed wound on Akiko's hand. Due to his overconfidence, Masahiro and the Shinshō finally killed them.

Kazane Arc


She’s daughter of Ryūsai. She is a formidable fighter, able to use magic and weapons as well. She is able to stand her ground and even defeat Seiryu and Genbu in a 2-on-1 battle.

She has a deep hatred for Guren because she believes that he killed her father. She has a crow for a companion named Kai and cares very deeply for it. She and Rikugō seem to have feelings for each other.

Rikugō has the most confrontations with her and ended up falling in love with her. He tried to talk some sense in her that Chishikii no Gūji is just using her to open the Underworld but she replied that it is of her own free will.

It is later revealed that she is not really Ryūsai’s daughter but in fact the daughter of Chigaeshi no Miko. Chishiki no Gūji kidnapped her when she was young and had her memories sealed. She was trained by Ryūsai and was told a lie that Seimei and Guren were responsible for her parents’ death.

Unknown to her, she was secretly used to open the first gate of the Underworld due to the fact only those related to the Priestess can open the gate.

When she found out the truth and was weakened by Chishiki no Gūji to open the gate, she tried to escape from the underworld demons where her pet crow, Kai sacrificed his life by teleporting her away. Sadly, it was all in vain as she was killed by a demon who stabbed her through the chest.

Despite being a villain, she was still a good person since did care about Princess Nagako and tried to send her back to her family as she regretted kidnapping and using her in the first place.

Her last moments before dying were with Rikugō who held her in his arms where she learned his real name. Her necklace was used to defeat Chishiki no Gūji and was later given to Rikugō by her mother who later brought her daughter's body back to their home.

Nagako Naishinō

She is the Emperor's daughter. When her baby brother was born, her parents ignored her who was joyful that they finally had a son. She felt lonely and bitter that here parents were ignoring her where Kazane who was disguised as a nanny soon befriended her. Kazane use her anger to curse the capital.

Despite being used by Kazane, she still love her since she was the only friend she ever had as Kazane knew what it was like being lonely. When she was sent into the underworld, she felt nobody including her mother, cared about her anymore.

When Masahiro and Genbu shown her that her mother still care for her and regret not spending time with her that she realize her parents still love her. She was later sent back to her family.

Chigaeshi no Miko

She’s mother of Kazane. She resides in the Overturned Earth, a realm between the human world and the underworld where the guardians of the underworld protects her and her family, large animals whose duty is to serve the Priestess and protect the seal of the Underworld.

Fifty years before the Kazane arc began; she sought the help of onmyōji Seimei and Ryūsai to help her seal the gates of the underworld since the seal was getting weaker. However, Ryūsai fell deeply in love and kidnapped her instead.

She later left Ryūsai to go back to the realm but was kidnaped by Chishiki no Gūji. He sealed her into a frozen rock since he couldn't get her to open the Underworld gate; instead, he used her daughter, Kazane. She was later found and rescued by Seimei.

However, she was later in grief when she found out her daughter, Kazane died. She later brought back her daughter's body back to her home and gave Rikugō her necklace as a sign of gratitude for protecting her daughter.

Ryūsai Enoki


Rikugō was the first one to realize he was back because he heard Kazane talking to him through a second head protruding from her crow, Kai.

When he was mortally injured, he transferred his soul into Ryūsai's body to continue his plans. He trained Kazane and lied about what happen to her parents so she would help him open the gates of the underworld.

He later also controls Guren since his blood was needed to break the final seal. He was finally killed, ironically by Kazane's necklace.

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