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Knuckleduster from My Hero Academia: Vigilantes

Iwao Oguro, once known by the Pro Hero names O’Clock in Japan and Hyper Quadfist in China, now goes by the moniker Knuckleduster in the My Hero Academia companion manga Vigilantes. Knuckleduster is a Quirkless vigilante.  Even since All for One stole Overclock, Iwao continues his fight justice and protects local neighborhoods by challenging gangs and small-time criminals many Pro Heroes won’t take the time to stop.  Knuckleduster wears fingerless gloves, a green trench coat, and a half-face mask to conceal his identity.

Miku from The Way of the Househusband

Miku is a character in the manga The Way of the Househusband. Written and illustrated by Kousuke Ono, it was published in the magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, and was adapted into a live-action drama by Nippon TV in 2020. A year later, an anime adaptation was released on Netflix. Miku is a career oriented designer with a strong work ethic. She is Tatsu’s wife, and in the TV drama, she has a daughter named Himawari. Her big secret is that she is an otaku.

Tatsu from The Way of the Househusband

Tatsu is the main character in the manga The Way of the Househusband. Written and illustrated by Kousuke Ono, it was published in the magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, and was adapted into a live-action drama by Nippon TV in 2020. A year later, an anime adaptation was released on Netflix. Known as the “Immortal Dragon,” Tatsu is an infamous, intimidating yakuza boss. He retires from crime to support his career wife, Miku. As a result, he assumes the domestic responsibilities. This leads to comedic scenarios given his formidable appearance and background. The manga also follows his encounters with old yakuza associates and rivals.

Ryuji Ayukawa

Ryuji Ayukawa is a character in the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Also known as Yukachan, they are Yatora’s classmate and member of the art club. They invite Yatora to join the art club, which motivates his passion for painting. Ryuji specializes in Japanese art. When painting, they prefer to wear a French maid apron which matches their cute, feminine style. According to the LGBT character wiki, Ryuji is bisexual and non-binary.

Yotasuke Takahashi

Yotasuke Takahashi is a character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Also known as Sekai-kun, he is a student at Tokyo University of the Arts. He previously attended Yatora’s school. Despite his shy personality, Yotasuke is actually blunt and temperamental. He is very confident in his art abilities.

Haruka Hashida

Haruka Hashida is the a character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. He previously attended Yatora’s school and he now attends Tama Art University. Cheerful and aloof, he has a strange fetish for art.

Maki Kuwana

Maki Kuwana is a character in the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. She attended the same school as Yatora. While seemingly positive, Maki feels inferior compared to her older sister. Her lack of self confidence prevents her from seeing how her artistic innovations inspire others. She is very friendly and caring as well, as displayed through sharing her lunch with students.

Yatora Yaguchi

Yatora Yaguchi is the main character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Yatora is a second year high school student, who despite his delinquent lifestyle, achieves excellent grades. He feels his life is dull and predictable, which leaves him empty and frustrated. One day, he comes across his senpai, Mori, painting in the school’s art club. Fascinated and inspired, he discovers a passion for painting. His goal is to eventually enroll in Tokyo University of the Arts.

Ruka Sarashina

Ruka Sarashina is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. Ruka is introduced as Shun Kuribayashi’s girlfriend, but she’s another rental girlfriend for like Chizuru. Seeing the way Kazuya cares about Chizuru, she wants to date him. She has a condition that results in a low heart rate. She realizes her feelings for Kazuya when her heart rate elevates. Later on, Ruka gets a job at the same karaoke bar as Kazyua.

Mami Nanami

Mami Nanami is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. Mami is Kazuya’s former girlfriend. While she appears friendly, she is actually jealous and possessive in a way that scares off others. She can’t believe that Kazuya found another girlfriend so soon after their break up.