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Main Characters

Meisuke Nueno ("Nube")

  • Badass Teacher
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Body Horror: His left hand in itself. Specially when he loses control of it and Baki's powers almost consumes him. Hiroshi, Kyouko and Tamamo have to Time Travel to save him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He lusts over Ritsuko and more than one pretty lady, but never over his students and women younger than he is. In fact, he rejects Yukime's affections because of their nine-years age difference, and lectures Izuna when he thinks she's into Enjo Kosai. And while he's undeniably attracted to good-looking women, he keeps himself firmly in check and upholds his devotion to Ritsuko or to Yukime, when they finally become a couple, and he all but stops ogling women after that point.
  • Determinator
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": No one but Minako-sensei and his Disappeared Dad call him "Meisuke". Everyone refers to him as either "Nueno-sensei" or "Nuubee".
  • Fujiko Takimoto (as a child)
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died when he was young. His father's disillusionment with people (he was the resident exorcist and helped everyone with generosity; they refused to help when his wife fell ill) caused him to grow cold and hardened and he abandoned his son while he sought fame and power.
  • Perpetual Poverty: To the point he was actually haunted by Binbougami, the god of poverty.
  • RedLeftHand: And it's actually red --oni look, on the surface, like muscle tissue and grayish purple sinew.
  • Ryotaro Okiayu (as an adult)
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's the can for Baki, the outrageously powerful and evil Oni who eats human souls for kicks.
  • Weirdness Magnet

Hiroshi Tateno

Kyoko Inaba

Miki Hosokawa

Katsuya Kimura

Makoto Kurita

Noriko "Noro-chan" Nakajima

Ritsuko Takahashi

Izuna Hazuki

  • Breakout Character: Nube artist Takeshi Okano and writer Shou Makura teamed up again in 2007 to create a brand new manga based on her later exploits, Reibai Izuna.
  • Chieko Honda
  • Enjo Kosai (When he thinks she's into it, Nuubee lectures her)
  • Honest John's Dealership
  • Kid with the Leash: An experienced trainer of kudagitsune, fox spirits that live in tubes (or pipes, or pens, or anything with that shape.) She generally uses them for day-to-day tasks, but can also wield them offensively if needed.
  • Miko: Subverted, since she left her shrine and family way too early.
  • Ms. Fanservice (so much that her own Tube Foxes lampshade it, showing up with signs saying "FANSERVICE" when they have to cover her assets.) Her spinoff manga takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Naked People Are Funny (when she goes through her first crush, her fire powers react and...)
  • Playing with Fire
  • Superpower Meltdown: When her pyrokinesis first manifests, Nube and the kids worry that she will lose control and literally melt from it.



Ai Shinozaki

Kyosuke Tamamo


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