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A list of characters and character-related tropes from Busou Renkin!


Kazuki Muto

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Steve Staley (EN)

The Hero of the story, a second year student from Ginsei Academy. Kazuki is a very well-meaning guy that enjoys helping people and does so by utilizing the gift of his Kakugane to create a Busou Renkin.

Tokiko Tsumura

Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Tara Platt (EN)

Kazuki's savior and lancer, Tokiko introduces him into the world of alchemy and saves his life by giving Kazuki a Kakugane. Total Badass.

Papillon

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Spike Spencer (EN)

Once known as Koushaku Chouno, a sickly loner despised by his family, he became a homunculus and a massive ham as well.

Captain Bravo

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

A captain of the Alchemist Warriors that Kazuki and Tokiko work for, Captain Bravo (whose real name is Mamoru Sakimori) gives them advice and help on many occasions.

Captain Hiwatari

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)

Another Alchemist Warrior, who's called in to deal with Victor and Kazuki's black Kakugane, total dick. Likes fire.

Gouta Nakamura

Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

A rookie Alchemist Warrior that was apprenticed by Tokiko. Loves her and dislikes Kazuki. Uses Gear Chakram.

Victor Powered

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

An ancient alchemist who was given a Black Kakugane in place of his heart in order for him to survive. This granted him amazing strength, durability, and the abilities of flight and regeneration, but also drove him mad. Uses an axe.

Moon Face

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (EN)

Originally named Lunare Nikoleav, Moon Face is a homunculus with a moon-shaped head and a higher-up of LXE He is depicted as constantly cheerful, rarely seen without smiling, and he uses the catch phrase "Moon~" whenever possible. After LXE is defeated, Moon Face is put into custody by the Alchemy Warriors, and later sent to the Moon with Victor and the other homunculi. Moon Face joined the LXE a hundred years before the start of the series, when he came from Russia to Japan for reasons unknown.

  • Doppelganger Attack: The ability of his Buso Renkin, Sattelite 30.
  • Hero-Killer
  • Meaningful Name: his head looks like a moon his name is also a play on "moon phase", which refers to his Buso Renkin's ability to create a duplicate representing every phase of the moon during a month.
  • Shout-Out: Watsuki stated that he got the idea of Satellite 30 from the character Agent Smith from The Matrix Reloaded.

Dr. Butterfly

Voiced by: Katsumi Chou (JP) David Lodge (EN)

Around a century ago back when Bakushaku Chouno was a normal human, new sciences and technologies were flooding in from all over the world. One of them was alchemy which most people dismissed as charlatanry, however Bakushaku sensed there was more to it and so he began to delve into its mysteries. To his disappointment he found that there were limits to how far he could go on his own. His studies had consumed a fortune and years of his life went by until he discovered the homunculi and the Kakugane which led him to a dead end. However, not long after he met Victor Powered, a traitor of the alchemist warriors, the two then joined forces. Victor was severely injured so in exchange for his knowledge of alchemy, Bakushaku promised to heal him when he had finished his research.

At some point later Bakushaku became a humanoid homunculus and discarded his identity, now calling himself Dr. Butterfly. He then went on to found the L.X.E.

Mahiro Mutou

Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)

Kazuki's cute, cheerful younger sister.

Kazuki's friends

Voiced by: Yuuto Kazama (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN) [Okakura]; Yoshinori Sonobe (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN) [Daihama]; Takayuki Kondo (JP), Darrell Guilbeau (EN) [Rokumasu]

Kazuki Mutou's three Muggle Best Friends, who are second year students in Ginsei Academy like him. Hideyuki Okakura is the guy with the pompadour, Masashi Daihama is the Gentle Giant, and Kouji Rokumasu is the one with glasses.

Mahiro's friends

Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya (JP), Gina Bowes (EN) [Saori]; Yuka Inokuchi (JP), Melora Harte (EN) [Chisato]

Mahiro Mutou's closest friends and fellow first year students. The pigtailed girl is Saori Kawai, while the Meganekko is Chisato Wakamiya.

Ouka and Shusui Hayasaka

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP), Cindy Robinson (EN) [Ouka]; Kissho Taniyama (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (EN) [Shusui]

Twin siblings who are third year students in Ginsei Academy: Ouka is the Student Council President and Shusui is her vice-president, plus the Kendo Team Captain. The two are... well, quite close, plus they have an extremely disturbing and sad past that has left them deeply scarred.

  • The Ace: Shusui competes in kendo on a national level, is extremely popular with the girls, is intelligent enogh to be the vice president of the student council (behind only Ouka) and is...*ahem*...'bigger' than Kazuki and his friends.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: They are... CLOSE. As it turns out, there are very painful reasons behind it; and later in the series, they start opening up to other people and begin to relay less on each other.
  • Brother-Sister Team: But of course.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Uhm. Oh, boy. They were raised by a lady named Mayumi Hayasaka; she kept them locked away in her home, and had them play "wedding games" among other things. When Mayumi passed away there, the twins (who were really young and sheltered, so they didn't really understand the concept of death) played with her corpse until it was rotten. Then they were found and rescued by others... and it turns out Mayumi was the lover of their dad and kidnapped them away from their parents. Who then rejected the kids, no longer considering them their children. They were Street Urchins until Shusui had an encounter with Dr. Butterfly and Moonface, and they were taken in by the L. X. E.
  • Expy: Of Tomoe and Soujirou from Rurouni Kenshin
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Shusui's Busou Renkin (Samurai X) takes the form of a katana, whereas Ouka's (Angel Gozen) is a bow.
  • Half-Identical Twins
  • Lady of War: Ouka is a skilled archer, and her Busou Renkin gives her access to an alchemic bow and arrows.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: At first sight, Ouka is a perfect fit for the archetype. The truth is... much more complex.
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