CV: Shimono Hiro (下野 紘)
Shikigami, curses, divination.
These techniques to battle against things that are not human have been forgotten together with the change in times.
However, in the modern age, there have been people who continuously inherit these techniques. The Bureau of Onmyou. The descendants of the legendary onmyouji, Abe no Seimei.
Perhaps due to opposing revengeful ghosts, which cannot be defeated by human means, these present onmyoujis have distortions in them as humans.
Due to a certain incident, you learned of “their” existence of fighters against monsters every day. And that was the end of your ordinary life.
“Show me it more clearly. You have such beautiful hair.”
An onmyouji who belongs to the Bureau of Onmyou (External Division of the Cabinet Office).
He’s a person who finds everything to be bothersome. In other words, “I’ll spare no effort in order to be able to relax.” For this reason, he shows a bizarre obsession about things he feels can be useful to him. It’s not only tools and shikigami, but even humans are no exception.
He uses a shikigami, called matagi, in the form of a rope braided with a woman’s hair.
In reality he’s intelligent, but because he finds it bothersome he doesn’t use his head much. As a result, he often makes the easiest choice and frequently gets wounded. Even so, that he manages to handle it is due to his excellence as an onmyouji.
Thank you to Lux for the commission! Oh god, excuse my notes but there are so many terms that I didn’t think I should translate because this whole series is about Japanese onmyouji.
Note1: In an extremely simplistic way, onmyouji can be thought of to be exorcists. But they actually do more than that and know more than that.
Note2: Depending on the media, shikigami can be many things, such as beings the onmyouji create as a representation of their power or they are spirits who are bound (or contracted) to the onmyouji to serve as their agents.