Name: Akane Ichijo
Meaning of name: Brilliant Red
Origin of name: Japanese
Blood type: AB
Astrological sign: Cancer
Chinese zodiac: Earth Monkey
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Current status (marital/dating): Single
Political Party: None
Police/Criminal/Legal record: None
Social class as a child: Rich
Social class as an adult: Rich
Birth date: July 1st, 1848
Birth place: Nagoya Japan
Current residence: Nagoya Japan
Hobbies/Pastimes: Sewing, playing the koto
Talents/Skills/Powers: She can play the harp and koto. She’s a very good motivational speaker.
Hometown: Nagoya Japan
First Memory: Her first steps, falling forward into her mothers arms.
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her; how/why: Seeing her mother on her death bed. She lost her to the same disease that could eventually claim her life.
Other memories/events that still affects him/her; why/how: Her mother’s funeral. It was spring time when she passed and the earth was still wet after they buried her
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why: Trying to escape her father’s castle and falling off a bridge. She busted up her knee and Koahn was forced to carry her home bleeding and wailing like a baby.
Biggest role model and why: Her mother. She was a strong woman who still managed to remain feminine in a world dominated by men.
Biggest disillusions from childhood: That people are actually caring beyond the walls of her castle.
Backstory: Akane was born after several complications with her birth, with sickle cell anemia, a disease that is pretty crippling physically and mentally. After her mother passed just after her eight birthday her father locked her in the castle, forbidding her from ever going outside for fear of loosing the babe just as he’d lost her mother.
Weight: 98 lbs
Widow’s peak: No.
Nose: …It’s there.
Mouth/Lips/Teeth: Plump red lips, straight white teeth.
Face shape: Oval
Expressions: She’s very expressive
Describe their smile: A wry twist of her lips
Tatoos/Scars: Banged up knees
Ambidextrous, left or right handed?: Right handed
Distinguishing features: Large doe brown eyes.
Who does s/he take after; mother or father?: Her mother
Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Elegant but still manages to be clumsy
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Kimono
Other outfits one might find in their wardrobe: More kimonos. Yukatas, etc
Jewelry and/or other accessories: She wears jeweled hair ornaments.
Physical Flaws: She has sickle cell anemia
Physical Qualities: …
Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Clumsy
Describe their mannerisms/poses/movement: She has great posture and can be elegant when she really tries. Though she usually moves very quickly.
Describe their walk: Quick
Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: She picks at the skin on her fingers until they bleed.
Speech patterns: She clenches her teeth when angry.
Unique phrases: “You’re a quitter.”
Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: No
Write a piece of dialogue that this character might say (can be between someone else): Koahn watched her tug at the hems of her kimono sleeves, tears filling her eyes and threatening to spill. “Your tears mean nothing to me.” “That’s your problem! You don’t care about anything other than yourself. I hate you!”
Describe their voice: She’s very soft spoken.
Describe their sleep patterns (light/heavy sleeper, no sleep, sleeps too often, etc): Light sleeper, the slightest sounds awaken her. She usually sleeps curled up.
Describe their eating patterns/diet (What do they eat, how do they eat, how often, are they picky, high, low, or average metabolism): She doesn’t eat very much, she rarely has an appetite.
Describe their house/dwelling: A huge castle in Nagoya Japan.
Describe their bedroom: Her quarters are very neat and very well kept.
Describe their daily rituals: Wake up, get bathed by the handmaidens, maids dress her, force her to eat something then she plays Go or reads until she goes back to sleep.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Intelligence level: She’s very intelligent
Known languages: Japanese
Long-term goals/desires in life: To escape her father’s castle and see the world
Short-term goals/desires in life: To escape her fathers castle and travel to Kyoto so that she can see the Inari shrine.
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Kimono
Secret desires: She wants Koahn’s approval. She wants him to look at her like a woman instead of a child. To be a geisha in training like her younger sisters.
How self-confident is s/he?: Not very
How do they see him/herself?: As the dying girl.
How do they believe s/he is perceived by others?: As the dying girl.
What is the character most proud of?: She has nothing to be proud of because she’s been locked up her entire life.
What does s/he like least about his/herself?: The fact that she can’t be normal.
How do they express themselves?: By speaking calmly. She’s good at being persuasive.
Is this character generally dominant or submissive?: Submissive
Describe their level of patience: She’s not very patient
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: Emotion
Most at ease when: Alone with Koahn
Ill at ease when: Surrounded by her father and other Daimyo
Describe his/her sense of humor: She has a great sense of humor
If granted one wish, what would it be and why?: To be well for once in her life
Character/Personality/Mental/Social Strengths: She’s a good negotiator, she has excellent will power.
Character/Personality/Mental/Social Flaws: She’s too hard on herself and other people.
If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Humility
If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Envy
Biggest Vulnerability (non physical): Telling her she’ll never be good enough
Optimist or pessimist: Optimist
Greatest fear: Dying.
Other fears/phobias: Loosing Koahn
Emotional/psychological/social peculiarities: None
Biggest regret: None
Other regrets: None
Biggest accomplishment: None
Minor accomplishment: None
Musical talents/instruments: Plays the harp and koto
Character’s darkest/deepest secret: She’s in love with Koahn
Does this character have a deep/dark secret?: No.
Other/minor secrets: None
Likes: Sweet things. The smell of Sakura. Being outdoors
Place and why: Her mothers garden. It’s outside for one and it reminds her of her mother
Room in the house and why: Her quarters, it’s mostly all she sees.
Music genre: None
Song and Singer/Band: None
Movie/Tv Show/Performance: None
Historical figure: None
Subject in school: None
Animal: The monkey which represents freedom to her.
Place: Her home
Music genre: None
Subject in school: None
Simple pleasures: Gazing out the window at Koahn while he practices martial arts.
Greater pleasures: Reading with her father.
Where does this character hang out?: Her room.
Where is this character’s dream place to live?: Kyoto
Motto/Personal quote: “I can’t give up. Because then everything everyone has ever said about me would be true.”
Mode of transportation: Walking.
Most prized possession and why: None
Describe character’s sense of morals: She’s very moral
What do they consider taboo (something they personally would never do): There are lots of things.
Describe character’s etiquette: …
Describe character’s sense of self-control: She struggles with it
Spontaneous or structured?: Spontaneous
Instinctual or logical?: Instinctual
How does this character act in public?: Composed, regal
How does this character act in privacy?: Same
How does this character act around strangers vs. how they act around friends?: She’s fearful of strangers, and she doesn’t have any friends.
How does this character act around family?: She has her father and sisters who she loves, but shes reserved because she feels they dont understand her.
How has this character most changed from youth?: Shes even more rebellious
How have they remained the same?: Shes still rebellious
Has this character dealt with the loss of someone they knew?: Yes.
Whom?: Her mother
How has it affected them?: It killed her inside
How does this character deal with or react to…:
Conflict/Danger: She has no concept of it because Koahn always protects her
Rejection: She’d cry
Fright: She’d call for Koahn
Change: She doesn’t like it
Loss: Shes terrified of loosing the person she loves
Sex/Flirting: If it’s koahn she’s got nooo qualms about it.
Pain: She’s always in pain so she’s built up a pretty high tolerance to it.
Stress: She’s not easily stressed, she works well under pressure.
Peer pressure: Shes very strong willed
Guilt: It eats at her constantly
Being wrong: She doesnt like being wrong
Being criticized: She hates it
Being insulted (superficially: name calling, etc): She’d probably cry. Then Koahn would murder the person responsible
Offending others: She’d never
Praise: She’d preen
Being loved: She loves being loved
Being hated: She’d question it and wonder what she did wrong
Humiliation: She’d cry
How does this character express…:
Anger: By being loud and kinda violent
Sadness: She cries
Fear: She calls on Koahn
Happiness/Excitement: She’s very exuberant when she’s happy.
Love (Consider the ‘Five Languages of Love’): She’s in love.
Lust: She’s just figuring this one out.
Stress: Shes not easily stressed
Dislike (of a person, thing, or idea): She expresses it, calmly
Approval (of a person, thing, or idea): She expresses it calmly
How does this character generally express themselves?: Through speaking
What does this character think/feel about…:
Marriage: She hopes to have that privilege one day but doubts it
Children: She wants them but is afraid to pass on her disease as her mother did.
Family/Family Values: …
Old age: …
Friendship/Other relationships: …
The opposite sex: …
The same sex: …
Money/Material things: …
Magic/Myth: She knows demons
Racism/Races in general: …
Nature/Animals: She loves them
Their past: …
Their future: …
Their role in society/job/etc: …
Drugs and alcohol: …
Killing/Murder: She hates it but sees it all the time
Full Name: Hana Noel Allman
Name at birth: Hana Noel Allman
Aliases/Nicknames (if any): Hana
Preferred name: Hana
Age/Date of Birth: November 11th 1991
Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity: Straight
Race/Ethnicity: Blasian, black and Japanese
Skin Tone: Tanned
Hair: Soft black hair worn short around her jawbone and cuffed.
Clothes Style: She dresses modestly, long skirts and sweaters.
Tattoos, Piercings, Marks, Scars, etc.: None other than skinned knees.
Appearance: Hana is petite with dark hair and dark eyes. She takes on the light complexion of her African American father.
Political Affiliation: Democrat
Education: She attends college but she’s failing.
Languages spoken: English
Weapons (if any): None
Occupation(s): She’s a fulltime student.
Past Occupation(s): She’s never had to work, her father is very well off.
Special Abilities/Skills: She’s a painter
Hobbies: She’s fond of painting.
Interests: Obscure fashion.
Serious Problems/Flaws/Addictions/Disorders/Disabilities: Because she suffers from abandonment issues due to her mother she uses people as a crutch.
Place of Birth: Baltimore Maryland.
Now lives: Baltimore Maryland.
Lives with: Her father and later her mother, sister and grandfather.
Current Relationship Status: Single
Relationship History: She’s always had image issues so she’s never dated.
Family: Her father, estranged mother, sister and grandfather.
Other Biographical Remarks: None