Character Name: Ryuuji Shindou
Age: Male 17
Weapon Choice: Katana
Information: Kagurazaka was originally founded by the great three families, Amano, Shindou and Takahara. The three families once worked in unison for the good of the village, but as centuries flowed by, a rivalry began developing against the Shindou which strived to uphold traditional values, whereas the Takahara were eager to adapt and change to the times, the result was predictable. The Takahara and Shindou remain at odds even now as the Mayor of the city, and the village chief. A split right down the middle of Kagurazaka which has existed for as long as anyone can remember.
Ryuuji wasn’t born in a hospital like most infants, his grandfather refused to let his mother go, citing how the flashy local hospital was owned by his archnemesis, it was with much trouble that Ryuuji entered the world, though despite the troubles his parents believed it to be well worth it. Not only was Ryuuji difficult to birth, but also difficult to raise, as a child he took an interest in nearly anything from chasing butterflies to staring at chunky textbooks he couldn’t possibly comprehend. Nothing really stuck though as Ryuuji had a habit of losing interest as quickly as it came. One moment he’d be infatuated with an idea, and the next he’d be discarding it as worthless.
One thing that did stick to him though was Kendo, it wasn’t so much that Ryuuji had taken a special interest in it as it was his grandfather’s persistence in him continuing the sport. While his grandfather hoped to disclipline him and teach him self-control by treating Ryuuji strictly, Ryuuji saw it in a completely different light, delighting himself in the possibility of smacking his noisy grandfather around. Despite having trained with his grandfather for well over a decade Ryuuji has still yet to even land one blow on his grandfather who constantly scolds him for his lack of progress. The biggest flaw with Ryuuji’s Kendo is that he can’t focus and follow the principles laid before him. He wants to do everything his own way, regardless of whether it works or not. In fact he’ll intentionally go out of his way to try new things which only serves to infuriate his traditionalist rigid grandfather further.
His curiosity and playfulness carried on to his teenage years, though it gradually shifted from objects and animals to people. Ryuuji isn’t malicious by nature, but has a habit of poking his nose into places it doesn’t belong. Conflict and trouble are simply a source of entertainment for him, and are things to be enjoyed, not solved. Additionally personal space is something unknown to him, and when informed about it, will childishly ask the individual if they’ve written their name on it. Materialistic by nature he doesn’t believe in things he can’t see (or doesn’t care to debate them). Due to his families lineage, his grandfather, and Yomi’s grandfather arranged for a political marriage between the two families, but Ryuuji doesn’t seem to fond of the idea, and has dated several other girls just annoy his grandfather. Ryuuji’s excuse for wearing an eyepatch is because it ‘looks cool.’ Though it’s unclear if that’s the sole reason since he firmly refuses to remove it under any circumstance.
Persona Name: Cocytus
Character Name: Jirou Yamada
Age: Male 36
Information: Jirou life has been wishy washy for as long as he can remember, becoming a teacher only because his late father had been one, and his mother insisted on it. He’s a man who’s set in his routine, and doesn’t deviate unless he absolutely has to. Seldom will he intervene in the business of his students, and when he does, it’s only when he’s own neck is at stake. Students generally treat his lessons as a joke, and even the other teachers frown distastefully at him when he walks into the staffroom. The one thing Jirou has showed enthusiasm in is cooking. Though cooking is only a means to get to what his true passion is…. Food. He’s not necessarily a gourmet though as he’s frequently seen munching on a packet of chips. Despite his lazy attitude he does care about the wellbeing of his students, and will sometimes act and encourage them to make a choice which Jirou has deemed ‘worth their while.’
Character Name: Seiko Wada
Age: Female 47
Information: Graduating with honors at Tokyo university at an early age, Seiko quickly climbed the educational ladder and settled in the position of the schools Principal. Having been married to her job, she declined any and all social offers until she one day came to realize how she’d lost her youth and chance at marriage. Whether this contributed to her stern personality is unclear, but one thing that can be said for sure is that not even the bravest delinquents would dare mess with this elderly lady. Rumors regarding Seiko are endless, one story states that she jumped in and wrestled against crocodiles when a student decided to be stupid and slipped into a swamp. Another rumor has her flinging a burly man several feet into the air when the man tried to pinch her purse down at the mall. While the authenticity of these rumors remain unclear, one thing that’s certain is that she’s ruthless when it comes todiscipling her students. Everything in Seiko’s world must be picture perfect.
Character Name: Genjuro Yasukuni
Age: Male 26
Information: Police Inspector Genjuro Yasukuni was a man that had it all at one stage. Blessed into a wealthy family with wealth, power while also being gifted with a knack for academics, he graduated Kagurazaka Highschool many years ago and entered Japan’s National Police Academy with the highest honors where he met the love of his life Reina Kayama. Engaged at the young age of 21. The two couldn’t have been happier together until one life changing incident when Reina, despite being off duty tried to restore order to a street fight that had broken out on the streets of Kagurazaka and suffered a fatal blow to the head by the hands of one of the gang members. She spent three days in hospital unconscious before finally taking her last breath and leaving Gen behind in the world. Heartbroken and without purpose Gen took leave of his duties, moving back in with his parents and adopting a life of sleep and booze. Reminiscing in the happiest moments of his life while turning a blind eye to society. It wasn’t until his mother fell ill and taken to hospital that Gen realized life was moving on without him, and returned to work as a police officer.