List of Characters in Ōkami
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This article is currently undergoing reorganization. The major characters of both games will be sorted into functional categories, followed by minor characters sorted by location.
Some characters from "Okami" reappear in "Okamiden", but many do not. If an individual entry from "Okami" has no mention in "Okamiden", that person does not reappear.
These wolves are the earthly incarnations of the sun god in Nippon. All three of them are white with supernatural red markings. Ordinary people cannot see the red markings and perceive the wolves as pure white.
In the original Japanese versions of the games, their genders are technically ambiguous. The English-language versions were forced to assign genders because of pronoun syntax.
The player controls her as the central character of "Ōkami" in the quest to regain her former powers and restore the lands of Nippon. In "Ōkamiden", she reappears in some cutscenes but is not a playable character.
- Locations in Okami: Spirit Gate, Wawku Shrine
- Locations in Okamiden: Ice Room, Moon Cave 100 years ago
The previous incarnation of Amaterasu was called Shiranui by the people of Kamiki Village 100 years ago. In the English-language dialogue, the Kamiki villagers referred to this wolf as a male. Shiranui's Celestial Envoy was Ishaku.
Shiranui has cutscene appearances in both games, but is not a playable character.
Chibiterasu is a small wolf cub who receives that name from Issun, who deduces that Amaterasu is the cub's mother. This is somewhat confirmed when Shiranui apparently refers to the cub as his own "grandson" (in conversation with Ishaku).
The player controls him as the central character of "Ōkamiden", in combination with a rotating sequence of seven different travel/combat partners.
These characters act together with the solar wolves in ways that significantly affect the main plot of the games.
Amaterasu's wisecracking partner, Issun the Travelling Artist, serves as Amaterasu's voice throughout "Okami". He joins the adventure to learn and master Amaterasu's 13 brush techniques, but eventually has to face his past and his destiny as a Poncle. Unable to board the Ark of Yamato, he is unwillingly left behind in Nippon when Amaterasu leaves.
He briefly becomes Chibiterasu's first travel partner in "Okamiden" between Yakushi Village and Kamiki Village. He then leaves, periodically reappearing at odd intervals. At the end of the game, he travels with Chibiterasu to the Celestial Plain.
In "Okami", he mainly appears in his old age in the role of Issun's grandfather and the chief of the Poncle village. He asks Amaterasu whether she has found a Poncle companion but doesn't seem to understand her answer, although it is hinted that he already suspects it is Issun. At first, he denies having a grandson at all, but admits Issun's existence after Wawku Shrine is cleared. By the end of the game, he acknowledges that Issun has become Amaterasu's envoy.
While Amaterasu and Issun are inside Wawku Shrine, they briefly glimpse the younger Ishaku in his prime as he time-travels with Shiranui.
In "Okamiden", he does not appear at all in his older form. In his younger form, he becomes Chibiterasu's companion toward the end of the game; although he does not directly contribute to combat in the same way as her larger partners, he does make useful comments and suggestions about battle tactics.
- Locations in Okami: Agata Forest, Taka Pass, Gale Shrine, Moon Cave, Sei'an City, North Ryoshima Coast, Yoshpet, Ark of Yamato
Waka is a Tao Master connected to Queen Himiko and the Moon Tribe. In "Okami", he is largely shrouded in mystery. He seems to be familiar with Amaterasu, and leaves the duo with a fortune each time he makes a dramatic appearance.
Although he does not travel with Amaterasu during the main plot of "Okami", he is eventually revealed to have accompanied Shiranui from the Celestial Plain. He returns there with Amaterasu at the end of the game.
He is referred to a few times during "Okamiden", but does not personally reappear.
Throughout "Okamiden", Chibiterasu is briefly accompanied by a Celestial Envoy: Issun near the start of the game and Ishaku near the ending. The wolf cub also meets five children who take turns travelling with him during the main portion of the game: Kuni, Nanami, Kagu, Kurow, and Manpuku.
These characters are instrumental in strengthening Amaterasu and Chibiterasu.
- Location: Kamiki Village
The mother spirit of Konohana and protector of Kamiki Village, Sakuya is a wood sprite who summons Amaterasu after Orochi is revived. As more Guardian Saplings are revived throughout the land, Sakuya's Konohana tree produces golden fruits that contain gifts of thanksgiving for Amaterasu.
She reappears in "Okamiden", but takes a less active role in supporting Chibiterasu.
The Celestial Brush Gods are the guardians of the Celestial Brush Techniques. Upon finding their scattered locations throughout Nippon, Amaterasu and Chibiterasu regain those powers one at a time.
At first glance, Onigiri-Sensei looks like a feeble old man, however, when paid to teach a selected technique, he literally transforms into a fierce, unyielding teacher of the arts. His head is an optical illusion; what was his enormous chin in his feeble form flips to become an enlarged forehead when in his Sensei form; his eyebrows and moustache switch places as well.
He does not appear in "Okamiden". His dojo in Shinshu Field has been abandoned, and Chibiterasu cannot travel to his offshore Ryoshima island or to Kamui.
- Location in Okamiden: Yakushi Village
The major characters of "Okami" are divided by the three main arcs of the game. Some of these characters also recur in "Okamiden" and are noted accordingly. New major characters unique to "Okamiden" are grouped afterward.
Okami: Orochi Arc
The descendant of Nagi, Susano once disbelieved in all mystical things, causing him to release Orochi. At the end of the Orochi Arc, he makes up for this by slaying Orochi alongside Amaterasu and saving Kushi.
He reappears in "Okamiden", mainly as Kuni's father in Kamiki Village. The last arc loops back to show him at the Moon Cave around the time of his battle with Orochi.
She reappears in "Okamiden", mainly as Kuni's mother in Kamiki Village. The last arc loops back to show her being saved from Orochi.
In "Okami", Princess Fuse is the only remaining priestess of the Gale Shrine and caretaker of The Eight Canine Warriors. At first, she is possessed by a Blue Imp. Once freed by Amaterasu, she is quite worried that the Canine Warriors did not return after she summons them to fight Crimson Helm. After Amaterasu finds the remaining canines with the Canine Tracker, and returns the Satomi Power Orbs the dogs held, the power orbs choose Amaterasu as their master. Princess Fuse then merely states that the Power Orbs had chosen Amaterasu as their master in the end, and thus she would be the one to slay Crimson Helm and save the village. After Orochi's defeat you can find her along with the "Kusa 5" remaining group of Canine Warriors in the Gale Shrine. Having trained them personally, they deeply desire to face her in a rematch. Defeating them earns you a Stray Bead.
She reappears in "Okamiden" in the kabuki playhouse in Sei'an City, where she and the Kusa 5 have relocated to begin theatrical careers.
The Eight Canine Warriors are the protectors of Kusa Village and the Gale Shrine, and the possessors of the Satomi Power Orbs. Although Princess Fuse summons them, they do not return until Amaterasu finds them. Five of the warriors return, although three others remain where they are because they have important reasons to protect their new owners from harm, instead relinquishing their power orbs so that Crimson Helm may be defeated.
Okami: Capital Arc
None of these characters reappear in "Okamiden", although their names are briefly mentioned.
Rao is widely famous as a woman of great beauty and a priestess of great magical power. However, her reputation does not reveal everything about her.
'"Moonlight Beauty" Kaguya' is first mentioned by Mr. Bamboo as his missing granddaughter. She went to Sei'an City to sell his bambooware and never returned.
- Location: Sei'an City
Okami: Kamui Arc
"Okamiden" has no references to Kamui or any of the native Oina.
OkiOki is the greatest warrior of the village of Wep'keer. Wielding the sacred sword Kutone, he aids Amaterasu in destroying the Demons Lechku & Nechku.
Minor Characters of Okami
Camille & Camellia
Camille & Camellia are two traveling sisters searching through Nippon for the land of their ancestors. Camille, the tiny younger sister, has a fervent belief for the gods and thus is able to see Amaterasu's true form, but Camellia, the taller older sister, has some doubts. Their ancestors 100 years in the past were Peony & Peoni.
Komuso is a traveling Buddhist monk who wears a tengai, a reed hood, over his head.
Sleepy is the nickname given to a large bear that likes to balance on large, round objects while asleep. He is brown with lighter patches across his stomach, wearing a large leaf on his head.
He is first encountered in Hana Valley, balancing on a crystal ball inside Susano's secret hiding area. Later, he appears near the entrance to Agata Forest, where Amaterasu can play a Rolling minigame by pushing other round objects up the hill to him in exchange for Praise. One is a large walnut, then a head of cabbage and finally a bee hive.
Kokari is a young fisherman recognizeable by his rabbitskin coat met in Agata Forest who has lost his dog, Ume, in the Tsuta Ruins. After rescuing Ume, Amaterasu helps Kokari with a variety of tasks, including helping him catch fish. Kokari travels Nippon afterwards, ultimately ending up in Kamui wearing a version of the local costume.
He reappears in "Okamiden", having returned to Agata Forest with Ume and resumed his original clothing. There is no mention of Kamui or an explanation of how/why they returned.
Mr. Bamboo is the well known 'Bamboo Ware' maker throughout Nippon. He is also the grandfather of the "Moonlight Beauty" Kaguya, but it was later revealed that Mr. Bamboo and his now deceased wife found Kaguya as a small child and raised her as their own.
Mr. & Mrs. Orange
Mr. and Mrs. Orange are the elders of Kamiki Village. Mr. Orange keeps the tree healthy by using the ancient flower dance, the Konohana Shuffle. Mrs. Orange provides support by spending afternoons washing piles of laundry in the river and nights preparing her delicious cherry cakes.
Mushi is a young boy with a pet dragonfly on a string. If Amaterasu succeeds in bringing him the "Oddly Shaped Turnip" from his mother's garden, he will reward her with Praise. Just before the Moon Festival, his dog Hayabusa saves Mushi by pulling him out of the way of Orochi's sacrifice arrow. They can be seen playing with Kokari and Ume during the festival.
Hayabusa supposedly belonged to Mushi's father, who was killed some time ago; in fact, the original Hayabusa also died in the same incident and this second Hayabusa is a different dog. It is later revealed that Mushi knew this all along, since he knew that his old dog would not have left his father to die.
Mushi's Mama is a kind woman who loves nature, except when it digs up the turnips in her turnip field. When Amaterasu digs up her turnips, she will chase after her with all her might in an attempt to hit her. Obviously, she is the mother of Mushi, however, she does not mention anything about his late father. It is hinted that she may have a relationship with Tama as he has a firework that explodes in her shape during the Kamiki Festival.
The Nameless Man usually lives here near the entrance to Hana Valley, although he makes a brief visit to Kamiki Village for the Moon Festival.
Ida is an express messenger. Initially a curse keeps him from moving, but a Traveler's Charm will free him from it. From then on, he is often seen running through Shinshu Field to make his deliveries. If you catch up and manage to talk to him, he will challenge you to a racing minigame. Once he has been beaten three times, he will give Amaterasu the Gimmick Gear, which is needed to get one of the Secret Brush Techniques. Ida also has a brother, Hayate, who is also a express messenger and can be found in Ryoshima Coast.
Tama the pyrotechnist lives in a small house near the lake, down a flight of stairs near the bridge.
Mika the priest lives in a small shrine near the entrance to the Moon Cave.
Karude is Kokari's father who has expressed concern in his son's maturation, but he is relieved after Kokari fixes the bridge. He has a house on a large island near the middle of the forest, and like Kokari he has an animalskin coat (in this case, a bear's). He briefly travels to Kamiki Village for the Moon Festival.
Kiba the fang trader sets up his shop within Agata Forest where he trades Holy Artifacts for demon fangs.
Madame Fawn resides in Agata Forest. For 500 Yen, she will tell your fortune and give you a hint to help you out. Once you restore Ryoshima Coast, a tunnel will open that leads to her house.
Article: List of Madame Fawn's Fortunes
This region is centered on Taka Pass, which is separated from Agata Forest by a swift rushing river; Amaterasu must help Kokari build a bridge to gain initial access. Several other areas branch off from Taka Pass: Kusa Village (and through there, the Gale Shrine), Sasa Sanctuary, and the City Checkpoint. The last of those has a drawbridge that must be lowered to cross over to the Ryoshima Coast.
Mr. and Mrs. Cutter
The Cutters are a notoriously unfriendly couple living in Taka Pass. They need to be beaten to advance with the main plot. After being dragged into moonlight by knocking a hole in their roof (by destroying a patched-over area with a Cherry Bomb), they change into their true forms, Crow Tengu. They captured Chun and planned to eat her. Before their defeat, the area where their house is looked similiar to a cursed zone, but cleared up after the player beats them.
Chun is the missing princess of the Sparrow Clan. You must free her from the Cutters to gain entrance to Sasa Sanctuary.
Yatsu is a spirit who lingers outside the entrance to the Gale Shrine. His inner eye perceives Amaterasu as a beautiful maiden.
The Animal Lover is a rabbit owner who has lost his pet and companion, Inaba. Inaba is a black and white rabbit hidden among a pack of regular rabbits near the gate to Sei'an City, although none of the rabbits are visible until the Devil Gate in that area is cleared. After Amaterasu brings Inaba back to him, the Animal Lover rewards her with a Stray Bead.
Ironically, the name of the black and white rabbit may be drawn from the legend of the White Hare of Inaba. However, it also refers to Atsushi Inaba, the producer of the Okami game, as shown in the PS2 credits when the rabbit Inaba falls out of a bush as the producer's name scrolls by. Different kanji are used for the two possible "Inaba" sources (the ancient province of Inaba in the legend is written as 因幡, while the producer's name is written as 稲葉), but within the game, the rabbit's name is only provided in katakana (イナバ).
Hayate, just like his older brother, Ida, is an express messenger. The player first meets him in Sei'an City, where he has been paralyzed by the mist plaguing the region. After Blight is defeated, Hayate can be found in Ryoshima Coast, where he can be challenged to a Racing minigame three times. Beating him earns some extra praise, and one of the Stray Beads on the third victory.
Yoichi is self-proclaimed best archer in Nippon, first found at City Checkpoint, and is notable for his willigness to share apples with Amaterasu. Although there is nothing unique about him at first, Amaterasu then uses certain Celestial Brush Techniques in combination with Yoichi's arrows to make certain things happen. The first example of this is when Amaterasu uses Inferno in conjuction with one of Yoichi's arrows to send the signal for the drawbridge at City Checkpoint to be lowered.
Yoichi does suspect that these weird occurences are the work of the gods, and is initially quite fearful, but soon realises his calling.
The Samurai Dandy is a man dressed in a blue samurai costume with a white frill around his neck. He can be found in Sei-An City Commoners' Qtr, walking near the large beacon at the entrance to the city. He has no function in the main plot of the game, but is involved in the optional multi-step pursuit of Hayazo. If his stolen Glass Watch is returned to him, he rewards Amaterasu with 20 Praise, and will also feed her every time he talks to her afterward.
Mr. Chic is a fashion designer in the southwest corner of the Commoners' Quarter. Amaterasu can draw new designs for him, which will then appear in other locations around the city. There is a little girl making charcoal drawings on the ground on the east side of the Commoners' Quarter; if Amaterasu consults her for inspiration, Mr. Chic may exclaim that the new design could make something happen. At first, the only obvious result will be that the little girl comes up with a new design, but after several new designs she will reward Amaterasu with a Stray Bead. Strangely, the first design that appears (before the player meets him) is the same pattern the player puts on their paper demon mask whilst infiltrating the Moon Cave. The designs are a star which is the star pattern, a heart which is the love pattern, a "v" which means "henshin" so it is the "henshin" pattern, four circles forming a clover which is the clover design and the "character that represents the gods".
Benkei is a traveling monk whose one purpose in life is to collect 1000 swords. It was stated by Benkei that he already had 999 swords at the time Amaterasu and Issun met him in Sei'an City. However, it was not stated whether he was only after legendary swords or any run-of-the-mill sword as used by any random warrior.
When Benkei is first met, he has control of the bridge connecting the Commoners' Quarter to the Aristocratic Quarter. He is determined to catch the legendary "living sword" to finally complete his collection, and you must help him catch it in order to cross. However, to Benkei's surprise, the "living sword" is not a weapon at all but a cutlass fish.
However, Benkei keeps his word and raises the bridge. He then states that sword collecting is a waste of time and now thanks to Amaterasu and Issun he fully devotes himself to a new hobby/obsession...fishing.
His character was based after the Japanese mythical character Benkei, from the same story Waka's character came from (Yoshitsune and Benkei).
The Emperor is (as the title suggests) the emperor of Sei'an City. Amaterasu eventually discovers that he is responsible for both the thick toxic mist that covers the city, and for jailing Kaguya without any apparent reason.
With help from the Lucky Mallet retrieved from the Sunken Ship off the Ryoshima Coast, Amaterasu shrinks to Issun's size and frees Kasugami, whom the Emperor sealed within a gourd. After reaching the Emperor, they find him spewing the poisonous mist and travel inside his body. Inside, they find Blight, the demon controlling the Emperor all along. Upon vanquishing the demon, the mist stops. Then taking control of the Emperor's body, the duo frees Kaguya. Afterwards, the Emperor seems to remember nothing, but thanks Amaterasu regardless.
Aside from housing Blight, the Emperor isn't of any importance to the story. However, he does act as a merchant, giving valuable items to Amaterasu in exchange for Demon Fangs.
Hayazo is a thief in Sei'an City. He is famous for his speed and dexterity. When the poisonous mist spread all over Sei'an, he disappeared. But he returned once the city was restored to steal again. Amaterasu has to find him and return the stolen items in this sidequest. Hayazo thinks that nobody can catch him, but Ammy proves him wrong (by using the Brush techniques in a correct order several times). Inspired by Ammy, he gives up his role as a thief and reveals that he really wants to be a detective.
Momotaro is a little boy in Sei'an City. He likes to pretend that he is a warrior who fights fearsome beasts. Momotaro wants to play with Ammy and asks her if she wants to be his loyal servant. He offers Amaterasu millet dumplings in exchange, but realizes that they were stolen by Hayazo.
Urashima is a fisherman on the North Ryoshima Coast who first tells Amaterasu about Orca taking him to the bottom of the sea to visit the Dragon Palace. His character is based on the legend of Urashima Taro and the Tamatebako, the latter of which is represented by the Treasure Box on top of his house (and inside the Water Dragon's garden if certain conditions are met).
Orca is the multi-colored messenger of the Dragon Palace. When Amaterasu is on a dock in the morning, Orca appears to her, glad to have found someone worthy to bring to the palace. This interaction is necessary, as Orca is vital in avoiding the Water Dragon and entering the Dragon Palace through a giant whirlpool. To ride Orca, all you do is jump onto his back. Orca is also necesary for reaching the small islands dotted around North Ryoshima Coast.
Otohime is the leader of the Dragonians. She helps Amaterasu and Issun onto Oni Island by using the Dragon Orb to transform into the Water Dragon, breaking the barrier, and forming a bridge for them to pass over.
The Water Dragon turns out to have been Otohime's husband, King Wada; he transformed into the dragon to protect his people from the Dark Lord, but suffered grave wounds that drove him insane. After the Dragon Orb is removed from his body, he dies, but not before his spirit reveals important information concerning the Fox Rods and the Dark Lord.
- Location: Oni Island
Samickle is the recently appointed Chief of the Oina, having rescued Kemu from Ezofuji. He is first shown guarding Kemu's house and refusing to yet anyone enter until Kemu awakens and summons Amaterasu. According to Kai, despite all the selfish acts Oki has committed, Samickle believes in Oki more than anyone else. This is reaffirmed after defeating the twin demons Lechku & Nechku, when he warmly welcomes Oki back into the tribe.
Kai is a native of the northern lands of Kamui. When she was young, she got lost in Yoshpet, and was rescued by Issun. Kai guides Amaterasu through the dark forest of Yoshpet to find her sister Lika, and can be challenged to a Racing minigame afterward. She wears a deer mask.
Kemu is the Elder and former Chief of Wep'keer. Having spiritual powers, he normally performs the Volcanic Incantation annually, however, after being nearly killed by Lechku & Nechku, he becomes very weak. Thus, he passes on the position of Chief onto Samickle, and tasks Amaterasu and Issun with the finding of Lika so that the annual ritual could be fulfilled. He is an Oina, and wears a racoondog mask.
- Location: Ezofuji
Tuskle is a priestess of the Wep'keer tribe, however, she lives next to the gates of the Wawku Shrine. When Amaterasu and Issun come to see her, she tells them of the legend of the Ark of Yamato. She also gives them Sewaprolo so that they may bypass the Oina seal and enter Yoshpet.
Lika is Kai's younger sister. Upon meeting Kai, Amaterasu is told that Lika is missing and that Lika holds the fate of the village in her hands. This is not an exaggeration, as Lika is the only one capable of performing the Volcanic Incantation, a sacred annual ritual to make Ezofuji erupt, as Kemu had become too weak to do so. Having been searched for everywhere else, Lika is found inside the Spirit Gate as True Orochi's replacement sacrifice for Nami after being lured in there by two Owls She is a young member of the Oina Tribe and sports a mask of butterbur leaf. She is also stated to have very great spiritual powers, one of the reasons why she was taught the Volcano Incantation and could perform it. Lika doesn't transform ingame unless the player draws a circle around her (which makes other Oina transform, as well). She changes into the form of a green wolf with long black-tipped fur behind her ears, her necklace, and her mask on her forehead.
100 Years Ago
- Location: Spirit Gate
Nagi is the ancestor of Susano who originally slew Orochi alongside Shiranui. Statues were built in his honor after the battle, both in the roots of Konohana and in the Cave of Nagi. Although it is thought that the Konohana statue is the reason for the portal leading to the River of the Heavens, the actual entrance of the portal is actually a stone arch located behind Konahana (this can be seen when looking at the entrance to the portal on the other end; it appears as the same arch). He appears as an enemy in the Kamui Devil Gate Trial. He also appears when Crescent is used in the final battle against Yami, and will attack if within range.
- Location: Spirit Gate
Nami is the ancestor of Kushi and Nagi's love interest. She is marked as the Orochi's next sacrifice, however, Amaterasu steals her white sacrificial robe while she is bathing as part of a plan to slay Orochi.
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