Two men working at a corn market. They suddenly find an Asian man collapsed underneath a sack of corn. They realize he's actually dead. One yells for someone to call a doctor, while another yells to call the police.
The man at the confessional's daughter. She becomes possessed by the spirit of the Asian vagrant. Its face appears on her tongue and gives her abnormal strength. The ghost leaves her body after killing her dad's servant.
The grandfather of Rohan Kishibe. He lived with Rohan's grandma, who owned an inn in the quarter of Morioh, S City. When he died in 1994, his wife closed the inn and rented out the rooms. He later appears as a "ghost" summoned by the "Under the Moon" painting at the Louvre. He gets recognized by his grandson, who is terrified by his presence as he died 12 years prior.
In 1989, after a Japanese landowner found the "Under the Moon" painting, a curator from the Louvre acquired it and brought it back to Paris to be a part of the Louvre's collections. At some point, the painting killed them, and they still appear on a list of missing persons. In the film adaptation, this curator is replaced with Gaucher Bigot.
Three men visiting the Louvre recognize Rohan Kishibe and ask for autographs. One of them asks what Rohan is doing in Paris and if it's for research for his next series. Another asks Rohan to sign something for his girlfriend. Rohan asks them if they like manga, to which they say yes. Rohan asks the trio if they've looked at what they are wearing, asserting that if they love manga, they should respect this place. Explaining that since they are admiring masterpieces, they should be dressing up better than how they are right now. As he is walking away from the trio, one man asks again for an autograph, to which Rohan replies to look closely. To their surprise, he already did the autographs with his special dripping technique.
He is a soldier who was an ancestor of Nicolas Thomas. At one point during a war, he had died on the battlefield from gunfire. He later appears as a "ghost" summoned by the "Under the Moon" painting at the Louvre. The firefighter recognizes him and asks how it's possible for him to be at the Louvre before begging him to get away from him. When close to him, numerous gunshot wounds appear on Nicolas's body. Rohan implies that he may have committed a war crime.
The interpreter is a beautiful woman hired by Rohan Kishibe on his trip to Italy to visit a Gucci factory and fix the Gucci Bag Stand. Even though he counted on her, she spent most of the time changing clothes at the boutique and claiming that Rohan was rude, his impoliteness not shared by her. Rohan often scolded her because of that, saying there wouldn't be any problem if she did her job. After fixing the Gucci Bag Stand, she got Rohan drunk and stole his money and passport.
He is one of the leather goods artisans of the Gucci brand and also one of Gucci's "skilled workers." He holds great respect for Frida Giannini and Gucci's traditions. He informs Rohan and his interpreter about Frida and the Gucci Bag Stand, warning Rohan about how he doesn't seem to know the bag's true purpose. The mangaka, however, doesn't seem to care about all his "maniacal information" and just wants the bag to be "fixed".
They are a genius artisan and one of Gucci's "skilled workers." They are also a Stand user with an ability relating to "Equivalent Exchange." They specially made three unique Gucci bags, which they bound with this ability. However, it's possible they can grant this ability to an unlimited amount of bags if they choose to.
He is the receptionist of the hotel Rohan goes to after being robbed by his interpreter. The receptionist apologizes to Rohan and states their smallest room is 60 euros a night, and they can't allow him to stay if he has no cash or credit card with ID. After Rohan manages to pay for the night, the receptionist suggests that for an additional 50 euros, he could enjoy dinner at the hotel's roof restaurant.
Two guests of the hotel Rohan goes to after being robbed by his interpreter. After Rohan is denied a stay if he cannot pay 60 euros for a room, the male guest offers to buy Rohan's Gucci umbrella for 60 euros since he needs an umbrella to get home. At this moment, Rohan also understood the Gucci bag's "true purpose."
Inhabitants of Millionaire Village
The inhabitants of the Millionaire Village. None of them came from wealth, but they all purchased a villa there at the age of 25, and all became rich. They were also blessed with beautiful wives and families.
This man used to live in Tokyo and work as a simple driver for a delivery service. 23 years ago in 1989, at the age of 25, he bought the eleventh villa. Since then, he's become the CEO of an airline company with 30 billion yen in assets.
Kyoka Izumi's mother and her boyfriend, whom she was going to marry next year, were driving together when, after Kyoka broke three rules of the test of the gods of the mountains and asked if she could retry, her mother was struck with a heart attack while driving, and the car accident killed both of them, as told to Kyoka on the phone. They were chosen as two of the three precious things to be lost to allow Kyoka to try the test again. When Rohan Kishibe defeated Ikkyu, they were brought back after Rohan asked for the return of the things Kyoka lost.
During the additional ending scene at the cafe in the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Episode 5 (OVA): Millionaire Village, Koichi asks Rohan what happened to them. He clarified they were fine and how her relatives panicked and mistakenly thought they had died in the crash.
A dog that appears to be a Basset, owned by the Mochizuki family. It is first seen with the family inside the house as Noboru Mochizuki explains the moon viewing they will be doing. It later walks out with the family into the backyard as they set up for the viewing. It's last seen lying on the grass as the family awakens to a nearby crash they heard.
Aki Mochizuki's boyfriend. She had promised him they would go out, but she had to stay home moon viewing with her family. After her family fell asleep for the night, she talked with him on the phone, explaining why her plans had changed. He informs her that he's already behind her home. He convinces her to come out and see him quickly. When she meets with him, the Moon Rabbit is about to kill her with misfortune by not staying with her family. However, he pulls out a wedding ring and proposes to her, which she accepts. This saves her life as it forces the spirit to consider her no longer part of the Mochizuki family. He is last seen alongside Aki as the both of them walk to the backyard where the family resides.
A random motorcyclist driving nearby the Mochizuki home. They drive by Aki Mochizuki and her now fiancé along the road. The Moon Rabbit decided the driver would be forced to even the balance of the misfortune originally intended for Aki. Hornets fly by the driver's helmet and cause them to crash into a building, killing them.
A tall, obese man who is bald except for a clump of hair at the top of his head. Rohan Kishibe mentions that he is an ordinary salaryman who has two children and a chronic heart disease. Rohan also comments that he's a good man as he immediately tried to save Rohan when the latter falls on the train tracks. During the obese man's encounter with Rohan, he was continually knocked over by passersby because of strange insects named Coire electricus lorenzinia who were attracted to his diseased heart and then fed on the electrical impulses of his heart, killing him.
A woman working at a model production agency who scouts Yoma Hashimoto while he is at Harajuku. She admires his features and becomes his manager after he accepts her offer. She convinces him that he needs to train his body, as beautiful poses matter more than talent.
A fitness trainer at Yoma Hashimoto and Rohan Kishibe's gym. He has an odd training style where he lies about the number of reps left while his clients are training. He can say they have three reps left but then end up counting below zero onto negative numbers. However, he praises his clients' progress and Yoma looks to him for advice.
A gym patron who goes to the same gym as Yoma Hashimoto. He makes a reservation with the fitness trainer one day. Yoma asks the trainer for advice that day, but the trainer says he has to focus on his current client because of his reservation. The man continues doing sit-ups after Yoma's interruption, which angers Yoma.
Yoma later kills him on October 20 because he interfered with Yoma's training by reserving the trainer for himself. Yoma puts him in a chokehold from behind and beats him against the wall until he dies. The man's body is hidden in the shower room ceiling, encased in cement.
Shunichi Ishimoto states that this character changed the most while adapting the one-shot chapter into an OVA. Araki told him to make the man as macho as Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), even though that wouldn't look anything like the original character. Ishimoto thought Araki was joking, but he seemed to be serious.
Mutsu-kabe Shrine has two Shinto priests working there. One is an elderly man, the chief priest, and the other is his middle-aged son. The two tend to repeat what each other is saying. They inform Rohan Kishibe about Yabubako-Hoshi and how he can get things back to normal by undoing the creature's actions. Their ancestors have worked at the shrine for centuries. 50 years ago, the chief priest mentioned wanting to cut down the yew tree where Yabubako-Hoshi resides, but he decided not to.
Mitsuki Murase's lover with whom she is having affairs with in secret from her husband. He is seemingly oblivious to the fact that Mitsuki has a husband. One day, as Mitsuki leaves in a rush, the man confesses his love to her and offers to give her a ride, but she declines.
Mitsuki Murase's husband and Emma's father. He is oblivious to his wife cheating on him with another man. One day, Emma is left crying outside of the closed kindergarten, and the husband calls Mitsuki to pick her up because Mitsuki is driving the family's only car. Eventually, he decides to walk over to pick Emma up himself.
An editor at Shueisha and Jugo Shishi's previous editor. He used to get along well with Jugo thanks to their shared tastes in potato chips, films and the like. In the Home Alone series, his favorite movie is Home Alone 3. He is a fan of traditional Japanese music and also likes the band Thee Michelle Gun Elephant. In the original short story, he is replaced by a new editor after getting promoted.
In the TV Drama, the editor nearly falls victim to "kushagara". He was affected by the word but couldn't find its meaning. To relieve himself of his nagging curiosity, he passed on the word to Jugo in a list of forbidden words and then secluded himself from the world in a warehouse near where he lived, telling his parents not to tell anyone. However, Kyoka Izumi finds him. Although he's not overtaken by "kushagara", he's become somewhat unstable in his efforts to forget the word.
A mysterious man who poses as the new editor of Jugo Shishi after the previous editor's promotion. He and Jugo don't get along too well since he is much more serious than Jugo's previous editor. He sends Jugo a list of prohibited words in manga, including the word "kushagara". When Jugo asks about the meaning of the word, he says that since the use of the word is forbidden, knowing its meaning isn't necessary. After a month of obsessively trying to find the meaning of the word, Jugo has his memories erased by Rohan Kishibe, who then contacts the editoral department; he is told that Jugo hasn't even met his actual new editor. The identity of the mysterious "editor" remains unknown.
A bookseller who specializes in selling old books. Jugo Shishi comes to him to seek old encyclopedias because the manga artist wants to discover the meaning of "kushagara". Jugo starts manhandling him, forcing Rohan Kishibe to intervene. The bookseller is eventually overtaken by "kushagara"'s influence and begins to seek the meaning of the word until Rohan brainwashes him into forgetting what had happened.
A new editor who is assigned to Jugo Shishi after the previous editor's promotion. He is impersonated by an unknown person who later exposes Jugo to the word "kushagara". After a month of obsessively trying to find the meaning of the word, Jugo has his memories erased by Rohan Kishibe, who then contacts the editorial department; he is told that Jugo hasn't even met his actual new editor.
The manager of the gym that Yoma Hashimoto and Rohan Kishibe visit. He only appears in the OVA. The fitness trainer asks him what they should do because his personal client hasn't come to the gym for two weeks. The manager asks whether he was able to get in contact with him.
A pair of burglars who break into Rohan Kishibe's house, unaware that it is his house. The younger burglar is actually a fan of Pink Dark Boy. He used to faithfully buy the first issue of Shonen Jumbo every week to read Rohan's manga, but when it was confiscated, the young boy became frustrated with studying, failed his exams, became a dropout and turned to crime. Rohan had actually baited them inside his house to get a look at their lives and quickly neutralized them by turning them into books and writing his "safety lock" on them, making them placid and peaceful. He then sends them to the police. The younger burglar gets to enjoy Pink Dark Boy in jail as Rohan sends him volumes of the manga.
A pair of realtors who enter Rohan Kishibe's house, though one of them is unaware of Rohan's name and calls him "Gohan Kishida" instead. The boss assumes that Rohan is naive about how the world works and wants to drag Rohan to their own place so they can scam him. The boss profusely apologizes after realizing he got Rohan's name wrong, while his co-worker claims that he knew who Rohan was. They tell Rohan that while it's possible to buy the land for the range he desired, a resort development company is pestering the landowner into making a deal, so they were concerned that Rohan would resell the land for profit after the sale. Rohan gets annoyed by their claims and uses Heaven's Door on them before they can leave. He writes a command that the boss will make an honest deal with Rohan. Afterward, Rohan sees a page of the man's deepest secret which he won't even tell his family and tears the page out of him so Rohan can keep it.
Two men who frequent the same gym as Rohan Kishibe and Yoma Hashimoto. They bother Yoma by taking his treadmill, though their game of trying to run the treadmills together inspires Yoma's own game with Rohan. Yoma kills them, but their death is registered as heart attacks.
A nameless deliveryman who bothers Yoma Hashimoto for repeatedly ringing at his door during a training session, causing Yoma to kill him. The character is the TV Drama equivalent of Sawaki from the one-shot.
This yokai is the main antagonist of the fifth episode of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Drama. The character is heavily inspired by the Stand Cheap Trick from Diamond is Unbreakable in that it's invisible to all but its current victim, clings to one victim's back, and kills the victim as soon as someone sees their back and then latches onto whoever saw the back. Unlike in the original manga, the yokai takes on the appearance of its previous victim with altered features such as hair color and extra accessories (like an extra tie in Masazo Kinoto's case).
It shares the same fate as its inspiration, being taken away from Rohan by malicious spirits.
A deliveryman who has come to deliver a package to Rohan Kishibe. He knocks at Rohan's door and enters because the door is not locked, which actually puts Rohan in danger because the clinging Yokai on Rohan's back may kill him if anyone sees his back. Rohan is forced to do the crab to avoid showing his back to the deliveryman.
Two clerks working at a backstreet antique shop, which Rohan Kishibe visits one day. The middle-aged clerk asks if Rohan needs any help, but Rohan ignores him, instead focused on the chaotic display of products on the shelves. The clerk and his young shop assistant find Rohan suspicious, so Rohan finally answers him, informing him that he's doing research on art for his manga. The clerk asks if he's famous, so Rohan points out an autograph of his that is in the corner of the shop. It was a fake autograph that Rohan hadn't actually drawn himself. The mustached clerk stops pretending to be nice, admitting to Rohan that they sell fake goods and that there's no need for Rohan to buy the real products if he just needs them to draw manga. The young shop assistant tries getting the older clerk to stop talking, but the mustached man underestimated Rohan, who he knew nothing about. Rohan's glare and aura scare the two clerks, overwhelming them once he rants about how an appraiser could tell his drawings were based on fake products if he didn't draw the real thing. Exasperated, the clerks tell Rohan that they have real goods in the back that they'll sell to him, but Rohan reveals his true purpose for coming to the shop. He didn't actually come there to study art, but rather because he knew the store sold fake goods and autographs. He declares that he wants to interview the criminals who would run a shop like that, but the clerk demands that he leaves since they don't allow interviews. In an instant, the two clerks fall unconscious as Rohan uses Heaven's Door in order to "interview" them. The men unfurl into books, allowing Rohan to read their memories.
Rohan has no intention of reporting the criminals since he wasn't a policeman nor someone who cared for justice. However, as a manga artist, he could not overlook them disrespecting art. With Heaven's Door, he writes an order that they treat all works with the utmost respect. Some things he read in their books made him angry, but he feels it was valuable information for drawing a realistic criminal character, as he learned their methods and how they strayed from a proper life.
The father of Kyoka Izumi. When she is born, he is so excited during the delivery that he jumps up and down, spraining his ankle. When Kyoka is three years old, she is a very talkative child and her father laughs at anything she says.
Kyoka's father loves traveling. At some point, he visits Paris, France and takes a photo in front of the Louvre Pyramid. At age 5, he passes away after battling cancer. Kyoka keeps that photo of him with her and asks Emma Noguchi to take a similar photo of her in front of the Louvre Pyramid. She strikes a similar pose as him so she can connect the two photos side by side.
The father of Nizaemon and Samanosuke Yamamura. His family served as official painters for generations. Since Nizaemon started painting in the ukiyo-e style which was popular with townspeople, his father scolded him for this, as it was unacceptable for him to paint things for commoners given their social status. Since Nizaemon disagreed with his father, he was disowned from the family. Later when needing money to support himself and his wife Nanase after she fell ill, Nizaemon swallowed his pride and asked his father to accept him back into the family. His father agreed, but only if Nizaemon would show him a painting that surpasses his own.
Officials from the magistrate's office who arrested Nizaemon Yamamura after he collected sap from a sacred tree. They claimed that it is taboo to harm the tree. Nizaemon claimed he did not harm it and only collected its sap, but the officials said he should not even touch it. Feeling guilty, Nanase confessed that she was the one who did it rather than her husband. She grabbed onto the leg of one of the officials to prevent them from harming Nizaemon, but they struck her with a stick. Nizaemon shook off the officials grabbing him and rushed to Nanase's side. Nizaemon then grabbed an axe and killed the officials.