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**These bios are kept current, so they contain SPOILERS! Read at your own risk!**

The girls: Yumi : Miyoko : Yayoi : Sayaka : Musashi : Ayane : Monique : Asami : Fumiko : Brigitte : Arisa : Chie : Erika : Minako : Atsuko : Saeko : Olena :

The guys: Miyabi : Toshio : Shuya : Akito : Haruki : Atsushi : Mitsuzuka-san : Eizo : Kazuki : Izumi : Sakuzo : Renji : Hayato : Klaus : Hugo : Naoto : Ryo : Alex : Jun : Katsumura-san : Natsukawa-san :

The bands: OROCHI : ~PHANTASM~ :

Takahashi Yumi  高橋 由美
Yumi's twitter | Yumi's formspring
High school student at St. Othello Academy
Age of debut: 16
Current age: 18
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: July 14
Family: Arisa (mother), Naoto (father)
Love interest: past= Toshio; Hugo
Yumi is a very kind and forgiving person, but also somewhat naive. She starts out shy with low self-esteem, but her strength and confidence grow as situations arise that force her to stretch herself. Yumi falls deeply in love with Toshio and also becomes a huge Orochi fan, always dressing up in her "Little Mouse" rocker persona at concerts. After conflicts arise and she breaks up with Toshio, Yumi transfers to the new St. Othello Academy in Germany, seeking self-discovery and personal growth.
*From Track 23*
Yumi spent over five years abroad in Germany finishing high school and attending college. After graduating with a degree in International Business, she worked at the embassy while seeking opportunities which would allow her to use her degree. Upon learning of a job opening in Tokyo, Yumi confidently returns to Japan to pursue it and also asks Miyabi out.
Age: 23
Love interest: Miyabi

Aikawa Miyoko  愛川 美夜子
Miyoko's twitter
High school student at St. Othello Academy
Age of debut: 16
Current age: 18
Hair: Deep brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 163 cm
Birthday: September 2
Family: Kazuki (older brother), Sayaka (sister-in-law), Miyabi (brother-in-law)
Love interest: Eizo
Miyoko is spunky and confident--she was never afraid to confront Miyabi when he was being a jerk! She's very supportive of her friends (except for maybe Eizo's extreme Orochi fanboyism) and often helps Yumi sort things out whenever a drama bomb explodes. She loves Orochi and ~PHANTASM~ both, even when her brother Kazuki couldn't stand Miyabi or Orochi.
*From Track 23*
Miyoko has been helping Orochi during their tours. She's kept in close contact with Yumi while she's been away and is very excited to have her friend home for good. Also, she and Eizo... totally a thing.♥
Age: 23
Love interest: Eizo

Mitsuzuka Nastasiya Yayoi  三塚 ナスタシヤ やよい
Yayoi's twitter | Yayoi's formspring
Former St. Othello Academy student
Age of debut: 17
Current age: deceased
Hair: Blonde, wavy
Eyes: Green
Height: 159 cm
Birthday: May 4
Family: Haruki (son), Mitsuzuka-san (father)
Love interest: Miyabi
Yayoi is the embodiment of obsession. Born in Ukraine, she's lived a very sheltered life due to her severe epilepsy. Yayoi became infatuated with Miyabi before ever meeting him, which only escalated into complete devoted obsession once they did meet and began to date. Her willingness to change for him and hurt others who she feels interfere define who she is. After strangling Yumi, she is deported and returns back to Ukraine with her father, where her health declines. There, Yayoi gives birth to a son, conceived during one of her many intimate encounters with Miyabi.

Aikawa Sayaka  愛川 さやか (Maiden name: Otsuki 大槻)
Sayaka's twitter | Sayaka's formspring
University student, wife
Age of debut: 23
Current age: 25
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark brown
Height: 164 cm
Birthday: January 28
Family: Miyabi (younger brother), Atsushi (father), Saeko (mother), Kazuki (husband), Miyoko (sister-in-law), Haruki (nephew)
Love interest: past= Toshio; current= Kazuki
Sayaka is the kind of big sister everyone would want: caring, patient, kind, understanding... Her warm personality means she often puts others before herself and does what she can for Miyabi in the absense of a mother. Having no musical talent herself, she's supportive of her family's pursuits while trying to find her own niche. She falls in love with and marries Kazuki, the childhood friend of her brother Miyabi.
*From Track 23*
Still the best sister ever! Sayaka enjoys watching her nephew, Haruki, while Miyabi is busy with Orochi.
Age: 30
Love interest: Kazuki

Katsumura Musashi  勝村 むさし (Maiden name: Natsukawa 夏川)
Musashi's twitter | Musashi's formspring
Orochi's rhythmn guitarist
Age of debut: 22
Current age: 23
**During the first bonus track, Musashi was age 21
Hair: Dyed pink
Eyes: Brown
Height: 167 cm
Birthday: February 14
Family: Shuya (husband), Ayane (daughter), parents
Love interest: Shuya
Musashi is the total package: awesomely quick-witted personality, uniquely wicked fashion sense, umptuous curves, terrific musical talent... She's straightforward and not afraid to tell you how it is, but always in a loving manner. Her passion for life is vivid and apparent in all that she does. Musashi has recently joined Orochi as a second guitarist, fuilfilling her dream of joining a rock band.
*From Track 23*
Musashi has been rocking with Orochi as their rhythmn guitarist, and absolutely loving it.
Age: 29
Love interest: Shuya

Katsumura Ayane  勝村 彩音
Age: Infant
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Birthday: January 23
Family: Musashi (mother), Shuya (father), Grandparents
Shuya and Musashi's adorable baby girl! Ayane's lucky enough to get the best qualities from her daddy and her mommy... sure to become an amazing young lady!
*From Track 23*
Shuya and Musashi's little girl is growing up! ^_^
Age: 6
Love interest: Haruki *-*

Monique Taylor
Gamer, translator
Age of debut: 19
Current age: 19
Hair: Auburn brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 171 cm
Birthday: April 17
Family: Parents
Love interest: Akito
Monique loves Japan and spent a lot of time there growing up because her father was stationed there during his military tenure, and she also attended high school in Aomori. She is bilingual with English and Japanese and worked as Orochi's translator during Haru-Con. Monique is a huge gamer and hits it off with Akito right away. Soon after the convention in Seattle, Monique travels to Japan to be with her newfound love.
*From Track 23*
Monique has been living in Tokyo with Akito.
Age: 25
Love interest: Akito

Matsumoto Asami  松本 朝美
Asami's Twitter | Asami's formspring
High school student
Age of debut: 16
Current age: 17
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 164 cm
Birthday: November 22
Family: Toshio (older brother), Chie (mother)
Love interest: Miyabi
Asami is a sweet girl with some tragedy in her past. Her abusive father drove her and her mother to a small town in Hokkaido where they lived until they got word he had been arrested. Upon moving back to Tokyo and reuniting with her brother Toshio, Asami met and became friends with Yumi and quickly adjusted to her new life.
*From Track 23*
Asami is tired of hearing about Yumi coming home and isn't afraid to express it to her boyfriend, Hugo. It may seem catty, but what she feels is a jealousy, and Hugo is there to reassure her that she has nothing to be jealous of. After the knife incident, however, Asami's feeling soften and turn to gratitude.
Age: 22
Love interest: Hugo

Takeda Fumiko  武田 文子
Journalist
Age of debut: 20
Current age: 21
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 165 cm
Birthday: December 2
Family: Father (mentioned in track 20)
Love interest: past= Toshio; current= Alex
Fumiko is a very level-headed young woman and was a writer/journalist at Music Minds magazine. She takes an assignment to write an article about Orochi and had quite a blast from the past upon seeing Toshihiko (her cheating ex-boyfriend) again. Fumiko gains another assignment to write an expose on Orochi after word gets out Toshio didn't play with the band in Seattle, being told by her boss to use "creative journalism." Feeling that was wrong, she quits and shortly after meets Alex and starts a new chapter in her life.

Brigitte Anne Müller
High school student at St. Othello Academy, Berlin
Age of debut: 17
Current age: 18
Hair: Strawberry blonde
Eyes: Hazel green
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: January 8
Family: ???
Love interest: Klaus
Brigitte has loved music since she was little. She plays the bass in a band formed for fun with her boyfriend Klaus and friend Hugo and is seeking to become a music major in college. She hopes to be able to teach or play music abroad together with Klaus one day.
*From Track 23*
Bri is a newlywed! :D She and Klaus just got married and come to Japan on their honeymoon. Seeing Orochi live, of course, is a major highlight!
Age: 23
Love interest: Klaus

Takahashi Arisa  高橋 亜里沙
Receptionist
Age of debut: 31
Current age: 33
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark brown
Height: 165 cm
Birthday: June 2
Family: Yumi (daughter), Naoto (husband)
Love interest: Naoto
Being a young mother with a teenage daughter has been quite a ride for Arisa! She and Naoto had quite a... *ahem* close relationship as teenagers, and as a result, Yumi was born when they were just 15. Arisa wants what's best for her daughter, and is glad when Yumi transfers to St. Othello, where she feels she'll be able to use and expand her incredible mind. Yumi didn't inherit much of Arisa's personality, but they still have a good relationship, even though Arisa does embarrass Yumi from time to time (like saying she'd love to have a half-German grandchild)!
*From Track 23*
Arisa is thrilled to have her daughter home. But the knife incident was scary for her! D:
Age: 38
Love interest: Naoto

Matsumoto Chie  松本 千恵
Age of debut: 46
Current age: 47
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 167 cm
Birthday: July 30
Family: Toshio (son), Asami (daughter)
Love interest: ???
Chie divorced her husband after he began drinking heavily, abusing the family, and having affairs. She did what she could to protect her children from him, but was unable to gain custody of both Asami and Toshio. Seeing Toshio in Orochi gave her comfort that he was okay, and now that the family is reunited, she is happier than she's been in a very long time.
*From Track 23*
Chie came to the hospital to see her son when she heard about the ordeal with Ryo.
Age: 52
Love interest: ???

Oda Erika  織田 えりか
*From Track 23*
Stylist
Age: 28
Hair: Bleached platinum blonde
Eyes: Chocolate brown
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: May 7
Love interest: Toshio
Erika is the girl Toshio has been dating. She's a stylist who met Toshio through his modeling, and is the one who convinced him to cut his hair. Her ex-husband, Ryo, is a lunatic who never accepted their divorce, a point which Erika was uncomfortable sharing with Toshio. Things get heated when Ryo learns about Erika and Toshio going to a hotel together, and Erika blames herself for the following incidents. However, she is happy to still feel accepted by Toshio and wants more than anything just to be with him.

Tamatsukuri Minako  玉造 美奈子
Minako's twitter
Age of debut: 24
Current age: 25
Hair: Dyed burgundy, mid-back length
Eyes: Brown
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: March 10
Family: ???
Love interest: Hayato
Minako is a fashion-loving beauty with a passion for visual kei bands, fashion, and music. She loves going to ~PHANTASM~ gigs and is very devoted to her boyfriend, Hayato. She also loves being a match-maker, helping to get Kazuki and Sayaka together!

Nakamura Atsuko  中村 篤子
Atsuko's twitter
Age of debut: 23
Current age: 24
Hair: Bleached with black tips
Eyes: Brown
Height: 163 cm
Birthday: August 7
Family: ???
Love interest: Renji
Atsuko is very outgoing, energetic, and fun-loving (and also maybe a bit of a blabber mouth ^^;). She loves being at concerts, especially ~PHANTASM~ concerts where she can cheer on Renji. She was very enthusiastic with helping Sayaka and Kauzki get together.

Otsuki Saeko  大槻 佐恵子
Musician
Age: 44 when she died
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark brown
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: May 18
Family: Atsushi (husband), Sayaka (daughter), Miyabi (son)
Love interest: Atsushi
The story begins on the third anniversary of Saeko's death from leukemia. In life, she was a legendary musician with incredible natural talent for singing and composing. She had a very successful music career and passed down her talent and passion to Miyabi, who was completely devastated after her death. Her influence is still strongly felt in her family's lives as they're still coming to terms with her loss.

Olena Олена
Yayoi's precious companion and best friend, Olena is a loyal and playful purebred Saluki specially trained to look after Yayoi. Her name is Ukrainian and means "shining light" since she is a light in Yayoi's life.

Otsuki Miyabi  大槻 雅
Miyabi's twitter | Miyabi's formspring
Orochi's vocalist, also plays guitar and piano
Age of debut: 18
Current age: 20
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black
Height: 175 cm
Birthday: October 12
Family: Haruki (son), Sayaka (older sister), Atsushi (father), Saeko (mother), Kazuki (brother-in-law), Miyoko (sister-in-law)
Love interest: past= Yayoi, current= Yumi
Miyabi is a musical genius, inheriting innate talent from both his mother and father. He had a very close relationship with his mother and attempted suicide just after she died. That haze of depression lingered with him, often causing him to lash out in hostile ways. Despite this, his friends stuck by him as he was fully dedicated to Orochi, even when he sacrificed his friendship with Kazuki to make the band more successful in his eyes. Recently, however, he has begun to see the error of his ways and to deeply regret. He feels especially bad about how he treated Yumi when they first met as his feelings for her have turned from resentment to love. Miyabi has recently been united with Haruki, a child he fathered with Yayoi, but didn't know about.
*From Track 23*
Miyabi has been enjoying huge success with Orochi, playing and touring Internationally and recently making it to the Tokyo Dome. He's kept in contact with Yumi while she's been away and is very excited about her coming home. He's also very excited about her asking him out, feeling it's finally the right time to pursue their relationship.
Age: 25
Love interest: Yumi

Matsumoto Toshihiko (Toshio)  松本 利彦 (としお)
Toshio's twitter | Toshio's formspring
Orochi's drummer
Age of debut: 19
Current age: 21
Hair: Dyed red, then black
Eyes: Deep brown
Height: 182 cm
Birthday: August 22
Family: Chie (mother), Asami (younger sister)
Love interest: past= Fumiko, current= Yumi
Toshio is outwardly a gentleman, but holds many darker feelings within. When he and Yumi were dating, he treated her with patience and understanding, coming to fully respect her decision to wait until marriage for sex. It's a big step for him, as he cheated on Fumiko when they were dating, so he's said that Yumi has helped him become a better person. But he still struggles with things; he was very possessive of Yumi and would let a violent temper rage out in effort to protect her. In Seattle especially, seeing the anger and jealousy surface in Toshio opened Yumi's eyes and caused her to realize he wasn't what she thought he was. Toshio can be slow to forgive, stemming from what he witnessed of his father abusing his family and cheating on his mother, and after the incident at Haru-Con, he began to recognize the same seeds in himself. He tells Yumi things will be different when she returns from Germany and seeks counseling, desperately wanting to not end up like his father. Through all of this, his phenomenal talent carries him along as Orochi's drummer--a talent that Miyabi thought would be more suited to the band than what Kazuki could provide.
*From Track 23*
Toshio has cut his hair short! He's been highly successful with Orochi and has continued modeling. He's dating a stylist named Erika, and continues to be with her despite the incident with Ryo, and despite realizing he could have very deep feelings for Yumi again after she saved his life. He wants to start going by his real name again, Toshihiko.
Age: 26
Love interest: Erika

Katsumura Shuya  勝村 修也
Shuya's twitter | Shuya's formspring
Orochi's bassist
Age of debut: 20
Current age: 22
**During the first bonus track, Shuya was shown at ages 14 and 19
Hair: Dyed blue, then black with blue streaks
Eyes: Brown
Height: 176 cm
Birthday: December 6
Family: Musashi (wife), Ayane, (daughter), parents
Love interest: Musashi
Shuya is smart-witted, bold, and incredibly independent. His strong will is what led him to leave the life his parents wanted for him (a lawyer like his father, grandfather, and great grandfather) to pursue his passion for music. He's always had a clear vision of how to live his life and never wastes time on things that don't interest him, including school. Aside from being older anyway, Shuya hung around his band mates at St. Othello, but never took any coursework seriously. He's had a close relationship with Musashi since before the story began, being the only band member with a significant other from the start. After he and Musashi got married, relations with his parents deteriorated when they announced they'd be having a baby because his parents did not approve of his "loose morals" to conceive out of wedlock. As a result, Shuya considers his bandmates to be his family, calling them Ayane's uncles.
*From Track 23*
Shuya now has a bold new haircut which fits his bold personality and shows off the myriad of piercings in his ears. He's just as quick-witted as ever and still loves to prod and tease. He's loved being a part of Orochi's monumental success.
Age: 27
Love interest: Musashi

Yamashita Akito  山下 秋人
Akito's twitter | Akito's formspring
Orochi's lead guitarist
Age of debut: 18
Current age: 19
Hair: bleached blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 169 cm
Birthday: March 9
Family: Grandfather
Love interest: past= Yayoi, current= Monique
Akito is the happiest, most infectiously high-spirited member of Orochi. His cheerfulness and near constant smile always lighten the mood and often balanced out the times Miyabi was negative. He was raised by his grandfather after his prostitute mother handed him over just after he was born. As a result, promising to keep Yayoi's changed condition to himself was incredibly hard since he felt Miyabi's son, like himself, may never come to know who his father is. But after meeting Monique and coming to really trust her, he shares his burden with her and eventually tells Miyabi the full truth about Haruki.
*From Track 23*
Akito's style has matured beautifully, though he's still as fun-loving as ever. Like his bandmates, he's been greatly enjoying the success of Orochi.
Age: 25
Love interest: Monique

Otsuki Haruki  大槻 春希
Age: Infant
Hair: Black
Eyes: Green
Birthday: April 17
Family: Yayoi (mother), Miyabi (father), Mitsuzuka-san (grandfather), Atsushi (grandfather), Sayaka (aunt), Kazuki (uncle)
Miyabi's son whom he recently found out about. He was born five weeks premature, and Yayoi didn't live long afterward. Mitsuzuka-san took Haruki to Germany with him and soon decided to unite him with his father in Japan.
*From Track 23*
Miyabi's little boy is growing up. ^_^
Age: 6
Love interest: Ayane :D

Otsuki Atsushi  大槻 敦司
Orochi's manager
Age of debut: 48
Current age: 49
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 175 cm
Birthday: September 6
Family: Miyabi (son), Sayaka (daughter), Saeko (late wife), Kazuki, (son-in-law), Miyoko (daughter-in-law), Haruki grandson
Love interest: Saeko
Atsushi was greatly hurt when Saeko died. He no longer wanted anything to do with music, something that he and Saeko shared every day they were together. He took an office job and dropped out of his childrens' lives, making Miyabi completely resent him. However, as events unfolded and Atsushi stepped up to assume the role of Orochi's new manager, his relationship with Miyabi has improved greatly.
*From Track 23*
Atsushi has been promoted to the President of Lucidity Records. His relationship with Miyabi and Haruki have become very tight and solid.
Age: 54
Love interest: Saeko

Mitsuzuka Tsuyoshi  三塚 剛史
Mitsuzuka-san's twitter | Mitsuzuka-san's formspring
Orochi's former manager
Age of debut: 51
Current age: 53
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Gray
Height: 181 cm
Birthday: November 3
Family: Yayoi (daughter), Haruki grandson
Love interest: His late wife
Mitsuzuka-san is an elegant and incredibly classy man with a devoted love of music. He's done very well for himself and has had a successful career in performing and teaching music both in Ukraine and Japan. Soon after his wife passed away, he took a teaching job at St. Othello Academy and moved with his daughter to Japan. Because of her severe epilepsy, he is very protective and has sheltered her from her peers and society. His protective nature really comes to light once he learns about her relationship with Miyabi, and especially after learning of her resulting pregnancy. After Yayoi attacks Yumi, he willingly returns to Ukraine to keep her and her "changed condition" a secret from all, but eventually returns to unite Haruki with his father, Miyabi.
*From Track 23*
Mitsuzuka-san has returned to Japan seeking out his grandson, Haruki.
Age: 58
Love interest: His late wife

Tachibana Eizo  立花 影蔵
Eizo's twitter | Eizo's formspring
High school senior at St. Othello Academy
Age of debut: 16
Current age: 18
Hair: Dyed reddish brown and naturally curly!!
Eyes: Brown
Height: 168 cm
Birthday: January 26
Family: Parents
Love interest: Miyoko
Eizo prides himself as being Orochi's number one fan! He is hopelessly, fanatically, obsessively dedicated to Orochi--a fact which made Miyoko drop him as a boyfriend the first time around. Aside from Orochi, Eizo is dedicated to his friends and sticks up for them no matter what. He's also very studious and was able to follow Orochi on tour and stay on top of all of his schoolwork. He feels for Yumi breaking up with Toshio, but hopes she'll have a great time in Germany.
*From Track 23*
Eizo totally pulled a Neville Longbottom. Oh yes. He grew up and got hot. (*ω* ))♥♥♥ He's been helping out Orochi on their tours along with Miyoko, which is made possible due to the fact that he's toned down his fanboyness and hasn't glomped in months. He'd much rather glomp Miyoko now~ >/////<
Age: 23
Love interest: Miyoko

Aikawa Kazuki  愛川 和樹
Kazuki's twitter | Kazuki's formspring
~PHANTASM~'s drummer
Age of debut: 18
Current age: 20
Hair: Dyed platinum blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 174 cm
Birthday: October 14
Family: Miyoko (younger sister), Sayaka (wife), Miyabi (brother-in-law), Atsushi (father-in-law), Haruki (nephew)
Love interest: Sayaka
Kazuki is a very passionate person with huge dreams. He wanted to start a band with Miyabi after Saeko passed away because he wanted Miyabi to see he still had much to live for. As a result, Orochi was born. That passion to form and establish the band became a bitter, unrelenting grudge once Miyabi replaced him with Toshio. Kazuki hated Miyabi after that, and that hatred drove him to seek out a new band to surpass Orochi. He established ~PHANTASM~ for that very purpose, and his goal to be signed to a major label was attained a few months after Orochi got signed. Aside from his music, Kazuki deeply loves Sayaka and his feelings for her inspired him to create the song "Always On My Mind."
*From Track 23*
Kazuki is still rocking as ~PHANTASM~'s drummer and Sayaka's hubby. :D
Age: 25
Love interest: Sayaka

Abe Izumi  安倍 泉水
Izumi's twitter
~PHANTASM~'s vocalist
Age of debut: 27
Current age: 28
Hair: Dyed blonde with red tips
Eyes: Brown (always wears color contact lenses)
Height: 173 cm
Birthday: July 1
Family: ???
Love interest: Sakuzo
Izumi loves being a part of ~PHANTASM~, he's a natural confident performer. He can easily connect with others, whether they be his band mates or the audience. Izumi is homosexual, but has kept that hidden from his band mates because of past experiences. He's always been attracted to Sakuzo and upon learning he was bisexual, thought he might have a chance with him (until the banana incident... XD;;). The chance finally came after Kazuki announced his engagement to Sayaka. After revealing his feelings to Sakuzo, Izumi gains more confidence to not be ashamed of who he is.
*From Track 23*
Izumi is still the confident voice of ~PHANTASM~, and loving it!
Age: 33
Love interest: Sakuzo

Fujimoto Sakuzo  藤本 作蔵
~PHANTASM~'s lead guitarist
Age of debut: 27
Current age: 28
Hair: Dyed purple
Eyes: Brown (always wears color contact lenses)
Height: 175 cm
Birthday: August 9
Family: ???
Love interest: past= Kazuki, current= Izumi
Sakuzo is extremely flamboyant, sometimes bordering on the dramatic. He's got a remarkable charm about him and carries himself with a smooth boldness and unmatched confidence. He's openly bisexual and wanted Kazuki ever since they met, though he'd just as easily settle for Kazuki and Sayaka both! Sakuzo enjoys looking fabulous and is always seen in colored contact lenses (favoring aqua blue), perfectly applied eyeliner and false eyelashes. He is not vain, however, and is in fact a stable and mature friend to Yumi. He provided very supportive words after her breakup with Toshio and didn't want anyone to know that Toshio was the one who hit him for fear of causing an even greater rift to open between the bands. He also claims to have an uncanny ability to sniff out pheromones, though he was unable to detect Izumi's feelings for him.
*From Track 23*
Sakuzo is even more fabulous than ever~~~ And continuing to fill ~PHANTASM~ with his guitar skills and general fabulousness. Fabulously.
Age: 33
Love interest: Izumi

Sendo Renji  煽動 れんじ
~PHANTASM~'s rhythm guitarist
Age of debut: 25
Current age: 27
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black
Height: 178 cm
Birthday: January 3
Family: ???
Love interest: Atsuko
Renji is quiet, reserved, and very serious about his work with ~PHANTASM~. He seems like a complete opposite from his girlfriend Atsuko, but they make a really great match.

Ishizawa Hayato  石沢 速人
~PHANTASM~'s bassist
Age of debut: 24
Current age: 25
Hair: Dyed silver with black stripes
Eyes: Brown (sometimes wears color contact lenses)
Height: 179 cm
Birthday: May 13
Family: ???
Love interest: Minako
Hayato is outgoing and loves being on stage with his band. Before The Way to Your Heart, Hayato made his first appearance in Charmed Reality as the boyfriend of one of the main characters back in 2004!

Klaus Albrecht
High school student at St. Othello Academy, Berlin
Age of debut: 18
Current age: 18
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 176 cm
Birthday: May 18
Family: ???
Love interest: Brigitte
Klaus is often seen at school toting his guitar around on his back, evidence of his lifelong love of music. He and his girlfriend Brigitte and friend Hugo jam together for fun, often covering songs from bands from around the world. Klaus loves visual kei bands and is a huge fan of Orochi, often trying to play their songs despite his less than stellar Japanese pronunciation. He wants to become a music major in college and teach or play abroad with Brigitte.
*From Track 23*
Klaus married his high school sweetheart, Brigitte, and has taken her to Japan for their honeymoon, mostly to see Orochi live!
Age: 23
Love interest: Brigitte

Hugo Jaeger
High school student at St. Othello Academy, Berlin
Age of debut: 18
Current age: 18
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray
Height: 194 cm
Birthday: September 3
Family: ???
Love interest: Yumi
Hugo is introduced as being a "real flake" because he's infamous for leaving the band practice room if his friends don't show up within twenty minutes of school getting out. He is quite tall and often wears a stern intimidating expression, but he's actually a tender-hearted softie. He plays the drums for fun with his friends, straight away proposing to have Yumi sing in her native language rather than Klaus.
*From Track 23*
Hugo has been living in Japan the past five years. He finished high school and attended college, becoming fluent and maybe an inch or two taller! He's been dating Asami and accurately analyzes her feelings about Yumi coming home as deeply-rooted jealousy, so he's quick to assure her that she has nothing to be jealous of. Just as wise and sweet and amazing as ever~~ made even better due to really flattering hair and glasses. >ω<
Age: 23
Love interest: Asami

Takahashi Naoto  高橋 直人
Civil engineer
Age of debut: 31
Current age: 33
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark brown
Height: 172 cm
Birthday: May 27
Family: Yumi (daughter), Arisa (wife)
Love interest: Arisa
Naoto is a devoted young father, taking responsibility to raise and support his family. He doesn't much trust boys and lets Yumi know it, having become a father himself at 15. He's kind of the 'geeky intelligent' type, which Yumi takes after quite a bit, and is very supportive of his daughter returning to Germany to focus on her studies.
*From Track 23*
Naoto, like Arisa, is thrilled to have his daughter home. But the knife incident was scary for him! D:
Age: 38
Love interest: Arisa

Ryo 涼
*From Track 23*

Age: 31
Hair: Black
Eyes: Creepy ;3;
Height: 178 cm
Love interest: Erika
Ryo is Erika's deranged ex-husband. He never accepted their divorce, and gets angry and violent when he learns of Toshio's involvement with her.

Alex Peterson
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Otaku extraordinaire
Age of debut: 30
Current age: 31
Hair: Light brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 177 cm
Birthday: June 3
Family: ???
Love interest: Fumiko
Alex is a complete Otaku! He is obsessed with Japanese pop culture including anime, manga, J-pop, J-rock, and video games. He loves going to anime conventions and works to invite various guests from Japan to attend conventions in the United States. He is bilingual and invited Orochi to play at Haru-Con in Seattle.

Kobayashi Jun  小林 純
Lucidity Records President
Age of debut: 55
Current age: 57
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 172 cm
Birthday: December 29
Family: ???
Love interest: ???
Jun used to be a talent scout and discovered Saeko. He is now the president of Lucidity Records and is thrilled to work with Saeko's son and his band. He recognizes a great talent in Miyabi especially, having worked closely with his mother, and tried to get Atsushi to enter Miyabi's life again while recording Orochi's first album. After the incident with Yayoi, he asks Atsushi to assume the role of Orochi's manager, an act which positively affects both father and son.

Katsumura Hideto  勝村 秀人
Shuya's father, a no-nonsense, straight-laced attorney. He is strict and stiff and wanted more than anything for Shuya to follow the family legacy and study law. But when Shuya would have nothing to do with it, and then later when he learned his grandchild had been conceived out of wedlock, their relationship deteriorated. It wasn't until later, after he looked into Shuya's activity with the band, that he realized Shuya's true place was with Ororchi. From that point, with a heartfelt apology, their relationship has begun to get back on track.

Mr. & Mrs. Natsukawa  夏川さん
Musashi's parents are warm and fun-loving people. They own a beach house in Hawaii and held Shuya and Musashi's wedding there. They were so excited to hear that Musashi was expecting and are very doting grandparents. Mrs. Katsumura even purchased registration for Musashi to attend Haru-Con and flew herself, Ayane, and Musashi to Seattle so that Musashi could enjoy the convention with Shuya and see his first concert overseas.

OROCHI  大蛇
OROCHI is a visual kei (visual style) Japanese rock band made up of five members: Miyabi on vocals, Akito on lead guitar, Musashi on rhythmn guitar, Shuya on bass and Toshio on drums, who replaced ex-member Kazuki (now in ~PHANTASM~) Their music is darkly heavy, wired with eccentric electronica. It is brimming with energy, pulsing to life with the emotions of Miyabi's sensual voice and lyrics. Miyabi is the primary lyricist and composer of Orochi's music, though Shuya and Akito sometimes compose songs as well. Each song, in its own way, is a masterpiece that keeps Orochi's growing fan base hooked and hungry for more.

Orochi's popularity and talent continues to grow as they perform before larger audiences, with each performance better than the last. They're signed to the major record label Lucidity Records and have released several albums and singles. They've toured throughout Japan, Asia, and Europe, and have performed at several overseas conventions (like Haru-Con in Seattle).

~PHANTASM~  ~ファンタズム~
~PHANTASM~ is a visual kei/oshare kei (visual style/fashionable style) Japanese rock band made up of five members: Izumi on vocals, Sakuzo on lead guitar, Renji on rhythm guitar, Hayato on bass, and Kazuki on drums (ex Orochi). ~PHANTASM~'s music is upbeat, energetic, and full of positive and fun-loving energy from Izumi's lighthearted vocals. Their flamboyant image explodes with vibrant colors, hairstyles, outfits, and wonderfully portrayed androgyny.

Kazuki started the band shorty after he left Orochi. Bitter from being replaced, he wanted to create a band to not only rival Orochi, but to completely outdo Orochi, though has recently put those feelings beside as his relationship with Miyabi has turned back to friendship.

~PHANTASM~'s popularity has spread and they've been signed to a major record label.

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