from left: Aya, Omi, Ken, and Yohji
(Real Name: Ran Fujimiya)
Seiyuu: Takehito Koyasu
Code Name: Abyssinian
Height: 178 cm
Blood Type: A
Birthday: July 4
Age: About 20
Weapon: Japanese sword
Image Flower: Rose
Hobby: Reading and writing
Dislikes: Authority figures
Aya is a man who has abandoned his smile. His cold expression keeps people away. If it's for money, he will accept any job.
An incident in his past changed his life; since then, he has sworn vengeance in his heart and hidden himself. The enemy who makes him burn with hatred is the powerful Reiji Takatori. Aya is always cool, but when he meets those who make him remember his hatred, his emotions burst out.
He secretly visits a young girl lying unconscious in the hospital.
Seiyuu: Shin'ichiro Miki
Code Name: Balinese
Height: 182 cm
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: March 3
Image Flower: Cattleya
Hobby: Picking up women
Foppish and affected, a matchless playboy. He boasts that there's no woman who won't give in to him. He's kind to women and severe with men. He's sure to take any mission that has to do with women.
He used to be a private investigator with a partner named Asuka Murase. In the past, while searching for a runaway girl, he got in too deep trying to infiltrate the prostitution organization Riot and was about to be killed. Apparently, after that, he became a member of Weiß.
|Name: Ken Hidaka
Seiyuu: Tomokazu Seki
Code Name: Siberian
Height: 175 cm
Blood Type: B
Birthday: December 23
Weapon: Bugnuk(?) (Tiger's claw)
Image Flower: Gentian
Likes: Soccer and children
A naive, hot-blooded young man with a strong sense of justice and sensitivity to the conflict between duty and emotion. He is not good at doubting others, which often leads to his unhappiness.
He is actually a former J-Leaguer (Japanese professional soccer player) who played as a goalkeeper. However, he was disgraced by a game-fixing gambling scandal and expelled from the J-League, and then someone tried to kill him. He has recently learned that it was all a case of entrapment by Kouichiro Kase, whom he had believed to be his best friend.
|Name: Omi Tsukiyono
Seiyuu: Hiro Yuki
Code Name: Bombay
Height: 163 cm
Blood Type: 0
Birthday: February 29
Weapon: Arrows, bow gun, darts
Image Flower: Freesia
Likes: the elderly
Dislikes: Foolish adults and celery(!)
A cheerful and energetic high school student who shrewdly parlays his popularity into successful salesmanship. While he is the youngest, of the various individual personalities of Weiß, he is the collected one who keeps things in order. He is good at working with computers.
He once was kidnapped; on that occasion, he was deserted by his father, and that wounded his heart. Perhaps from shock, he has no memory of that time.
(The character descriptions above are faithful translations of those printed in the Weiß Kreuz Visual Guide Book.)
Persia: Weiss' unseen commander. Aged 45-46. (seiyuu: Juurouta Kosugi)
Birman: Real name Kyoko Takaoka, aged 23. Persia's beautiful private secretary. (seiyuu: Kikuko Inoue)
Manx: Real name Hanae Kitada? Another one of Persia's beautiful private secretaries.
Brad Crawford: From America, aged 27. (seiyuu: Ryuutarou Okiayu)
Schuldig: From Germany, aged 22. (seiyuu: Hikaru Midorikawa)
Farfarello: From Ireland, aged 20. (seiyuu: Ryuusei Nakao)
Nagi Naoe: From Japan, aged 15. (seiyuu: Nozomu Sasaki)
Hell: Leader of Schreiend, formerly in the Japan Self-Defense Forces. Aged 27, real name Chizuru Aoi. (seiyuu: Masako Katsuki)
Schoen: A former model. Aged 24, real name Karen Kitaura. (seiyuu: Miki Itou)
Neu: 22 years old. She has no memory, but apparently she has a past with Yoji. (Like who doesn't?!)
Tot: Has the intellect of a three-year-old. Aged 17, real name Nanami Hibino. (seiyuu: Yuko Mizutani)
the Takatori family:
Reiji Takatori: the head of the Takatori clan. About 50. (seiyuu Norio Wakamoto)
Ouka Takatori: Daughter of Reiji's mistress.
Shizuka Sakaki: Ouka's mother. Owner of high-class restaurant "Sakaki." Aged 34. (seiyuu: Minato ___se)
Momoe Yamaguchi: the old woman who works at Koneko no Sumu Ie.
Aya Fujimiya: Ran (Aya)'s sister. Age 16. (seiyuu: Yui Horie)
Sakura Tomoe: a girl who looks like Aya's sister. Age 15.
Asuka Murase: Yoji's former partner. Age 22. (seiyuu: Kotono Mitsuishi)
Chiho Okuyama: Ken's former girlfriend. She doesn't know he's still alive.
explanations of code names
|Schwarz -- black||Schreiend -- screaming|
|Hell -- bright||Schoen -- beautiful|
|Tot -- dead||Neu -- new|
|Schuldig -- guilty|
Abyssinian--a shorthair with,
traditionally, reddish-brown fur and shorter, darker hairs
showing through. Some believe it to be the descendant of ancient
Egyptian cats. It is sweet-tempered, intelligent, and obedient.
LINK: Theo's Abyssinian Cat Club
Balinese--A long-haired version of a Siamese, white with dark extremities and blue eyes. Its name comes from the graceful movements of its tail, which evoke a Balinese dancer (no, you don't find these cats running wild all over Bali). It is not as obnoxious as the Siamese. LINK: www.balinesecat.com
Siberian--According to Kravchenko Siberians, the Siberian is longhaired yet allergy-free, has a doglike loyalty, and comes from the monestaries of Russia. I'm not sure what this has to do with Ken, but also on the internet is an adult links site called Siberian Kitty, which sounds a bit more Seki-ish. And no, dammit, I'm not going to link to that.
Bombay--A good-looking cat with short, pure black fur and golden eyes. The name comes from its resemblance to the Indian black leopard, not from its actual place of origin. To quote Taylor, "The Bombay rarely stops purring, craves human companionship, and dislikes being left alone. It is quite happy to spend its entire life indoors." On the internet, perhaps? LINK: Cat Fanciers: Bombay
Persian--I think we all know what a Persian cat looks like--super fluffy, with a flat, grumpy face.
Birman--A Birman (longhaired, with Siamese markings and blue eyes) is not the same as a Burmese (a mostly solid-colored shorthair), although apparently both come from Burma. The Birman gets along well with families and other animals. But what I want to know is, what's the difference between a Birman and a Balinese? LINK: The Birman Home Page
Manx--The famous tail-less cat. It hails from the British Isle of Man. The bob-tailed cat common in Japan isn't Manx, it's (duh) the Japanese Bobtail, a totally different breed. The mutant no-tail gene is linked to skeletal defects, so perhaps Manx should lay off those high heels for a while. LINK: The American Manx Club
OTHER CAT LINKS: Infoseek Cat Breeds, Cat Fanciers Breeds
other: Schwarz Spellings
If you take the official licensed clear files' word for it, the spellings of the non-Japanese Schwarz members' names are "Clofford" (in Japanese, pronounced "kurohfohdo"), "Schuldip" ("shuruderihhi") and "Farphaleo" ("farufarero"). Normally, I'd just adopt these spellings as official and leave it at that, but they seem a little weird, and they've come up on the WKML as a topic of discussion. "Farfarello" is the name of a devil in Dante's Inferno.
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