[quote]Intrigue in the Bakumatsu ~ Irohanihoheto
Director - Christopher Ayres
Characters Already Guessed:
Yuyama Kakunojō - Voiced by Emily Neves - A young woman and leader of the Yuyama troupe. Kakunojō’s parents, shipping and wholesale merchants, were murdered by Hario Genba as part of the Ansei Purges for being a staunch supporter for the Emperor, when she was still a young child. She was saved from death in the same incident by the brave actions of her late father’s acquaintance, Zagashira, and apprentice, Ebisu. With her home destroyed in the same fire, Kakunojō, along with Zagashira and Ebisu, formed the Yuyama troupe and visit various regions around the country, to seek Hario, those who murdered her parents and exact revenge upon them.
Ibaragi Sōtetsu - Voiced by Illich Guardiola - The extremely intelligent playwright of the Yuyama troupe, Ibaragi Sōtetsu is respected by each member of the group, who call him Sensei.
Ebisu no Zukin - Voiced by Greg Ayres - One of the actors of the troupe, Ebisu was an apprentice of Kakunojō’s household, who had treated him very well. When the household was being burnt and Kakunojō’s parents were murdered before his very eyes by Hario Genba as part of the Ansei Purges, Ebisu attempted to protect Kakunojō, and while doing so, he was burnt by the resulting fire, forced to live the rest of his life with bandages covering his face and body.
Kobako - Voiced by Brittney Karbowski - One of the child actors of the Yuyama troupe, Kobako, along with Benimaru, was saved by Akizuki from a near fatal incident, and are both grateful to him for saving their lives.
Characters to be Guessed:
Akizuki Yōjirō - The legendary Eternal Assassin, Akizuki Yōjirō is the bearer of the legendary sword, Getsuruitō (Moon Tear Sword), tasked with the quest of utilizing its blade to destroy the Head of the Conqueror, a supernatural object said to appear during times of unrest and revolution. Akizuki was once a close confidante, friend and bodyguard of the late Sakamoto Ryōma, whose assassination he failed to prevent and which continues to haunt him to the current day. During the midst of his quest to destroy the Head of the Conqueror, he visits Yokohama and happens to meet the Yuyama troupe, an adventuring kabuki group, and its leader Yuyama Kakunojō. It is also told that he seems to have some feelings to Yuyama Kakunojō.
Ibaragi Sōtetsu - The extremely intelligent playwright of the Yuyama troupe, Ibaragi Sōtetsu is respected by each member of the group, who call him Sensei.
Kanna Sakyōnosuke - Born in London to a British royal navy vice admiral father and a Japanese mother, formerly a tayū in Yoshiwara, Kanna Sakyōnosuke is tasked with being the bodyguard of Katsu Kaishu, as part of a request from H.S. Parkes, the head of the British mission in Yokohama. He is an extremely talented fighter, armed with two guns, each of the Remington New Model Army Conversion type. He seems to harbor some feelings for Yuyama Kakunojō, who reminds him of his Japanese mother.
Shiranui Kozo - An actor of the Yuyama troupe under the stage name Yuyama Seijūrō, Shiranui joined the group after one of Sōtetsu’s plays saved him from being executed. He enjoys visiting the red-light district.
Kotoha - A tayū, highest rank of the oiran, who is the most famed and influential member of the Sekkakurō, a pleasure house located in the Yukaku, Yokohama’s pleasure quarters. She rivals the famous Yokohama oiran of the time, Kiyu from Gankurō. Her influential clientele include Katsu Kaishu and H.S. Parkes. Kotoha is also a staunch supporter of the Yuyama troupe, and during a discussion with Sōtetsu, arranges for the group to perform during a night at the Sekkakurō.
Kakashi no Keishin - The strongman of the Yuyama troupe, Kakashi is a good-hearted person who joined the group for a similar reason to Shiranui.
Zagashira - Zagashira simply means the head of the troop. His real name remains unknown. The manager of the Yuyama troupe, Zagashira looks after the group’s accounts. He used to work for Kakunojō’s father. Zagashira saved Kakunojō from the fire that destroyed her household.
Benimaru - One of the child actors of the Yuyama troupe, Benimaru, along with Kobako, was saved by Akizuki from a near fatal incident, and are both grateful to him for saving their lives.
Saigō Takamori - The chief of staff of the newly formed fully modernized Imperial Army (or the new government army) and a samurai from Satsuma. Under the authority of Prince Arisugawa, he was in charge of capturing Edo where the 15th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu resides. Saigo Takamori is a firm believer in the privileges of the samurai class.
Katsu Kaishū - The chief of staff of the Shogun’s Edo army and a native of Edo city. He is working desperately to avoid bloodshed in Edo. He was formerly the Navy Magistrate of the Shogun’s Navy. Kaishu was mentor to Sakamoto Ryōma (who initially attempted to kill him, however, instead became his bodyguard).
Sakamoto Ryōma - A famous liberal and progressive samurai from Tosa, Sakamoto Ryōma is greatly respected by Akizuki, who was his bodyguard and close confidant. Sakamoto negotiated an alliance between Chōshū-han and Satsuma-han, two Imperialist clans who had traditionally been bitter rivals towards each other.
Nakaiya Jūbē - A mysterious Yokohama merchant formerly known as Kuroiwa Sennosuke, Nakaiya Jūbē was presumed to be dead after the fire at his company headquarters the Bronze Palace in 1861. Nakaiya Jūbē mysteriously reappears in 1868 in a secret auction inside the Shanghai Club trying to sell the Head of the Conqueror. Nakaiya seems to know about the Ansei Purges, and is well acquainted with British merchant T.B. Glover, from whom he acquires his weapons.
Hario Genba - A swordsman, Hario is a bearer of the ancient Jiwari-ken technique of swordsmanship, which attempts to create a continuous fissure within the earth’s surface as a result of the vertical movement of one’s sword, but which is stopped with the application of water within its path. He later serves in Yokohama as Kawai Tsuginosuke’s bodyguard. After witnessing Akizuki’s attempt to destroy the Head of the Conqueror, Hario becomes very intrigued with Akizuki.
Saiga Magozō - A sniper working for Nakaiya Jūbē. He is a descendent of the Saiga Ikki warrior clan, who once rebelled against Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period.
Koma no Shōten-sama - A well-respected high priest of the village of Koma-no-Sato in modern day Saitama Prefecture. He is a direct descendent of the 3000 men and women mission led by Xu Fu, the immortal mage to seal and dispose the Head of the Conqueror in Japan. He enjoys good food and simple village life.
H.S. Parkes - The head of the British mission in Yokohama. He arranges for Kanna Sakyōnosuke to be the bodyguard of Katsu Kaishū.
T.B. Glover - A Scottish arms merchant and industrialist based in Nagasaki. He works closely with Nakaiya Jūbē and often supplies him weapons, including Saiga’s sniping rifle.[/quote]
Source: The Fandom Post