to Kakyu bushi family (family fought on side of the west and lost)
Poet, tea master, feudal lord of Hikone and later Tairo (Chief Minister or Regent) to the Shogunate.
Brilliant, yet impetuous baby brother to Date Sari. Researching the merging of magic and tech.
Cashier at TaniMart. Friends with Mie Sumika. Can't figure out Umeji Tatsuya - but there's a connection to him.
A ki draining semi sentient slime
Former Yakuza (mobster). Tries to keep a low profile as he's starting over, but Nakamura Hisako has it out for him when his secret gets out.
The man known as the father of the Meiji Restoration and one of Japan's greatest teachers.
Umeji Tatsuya's father
Mother to Suzuki Sojorou. Terrified to find her son admiring Umeji Tatsuya, when his tattoos are revealed.
Mother of Ohno Suzu. Healer. Retired from her branch of healing early, because it took a toll on her.
Ohno Suzu's dad. Healer. Determined to never let his family be chased from their home again.
The middle child of the Ohno clan and one of the town's biggest charmers
Ichiro is the older of the Ohno brothers and the one with the strongest direction to his life
Want to see who is in which book?
King of the Tengu, lives near Kyoto
Only a lower ranked samurai, but his choices made impacts far and wide.
The Nonogawa Times rookie reporter corners Umeji
Why is the Nonogawa Times reporter bugging Nakamura?
Umeji Tatsuya's mother
Son of Suzuki Chiyo. Thinks Umeji Tatsuya has all the answers to his problems with bullies.
Cashier at TaniMart and friends with Ohno Suzu. Has it out for Umeji Tatsuya, because of a loss from her past.
Assistant manager at TaniMart. Wants to start his own dojo. Doesn't let on about his heritage.
Charismatic owner of TekMagi a magic driven security company.
Nonogawa's protective busybody. Has many secrets!
Umeji Tatsuya's volunteer parole officer. His past doesn't let him trust others easily.
Umeji Tatsuya's old mob brother and mentor. His secret will change all of what Umeji knew about their time in the Yakuza.
A revered political activist from just before the Meiji Restoration
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