ライカ, Raika, Pochi, John
A werewolf who has been alive for a long time. Raika Lyca in the English subs had lived through the deaths of all his kin and so was was left to live in a cave surrounded by bones all by himself. He made his first appearance in Volume 3 Payment 18 when the main characters were staying at the hot springs. The main characters made their way to Raika039s cave where Kuze Shimotsuki tamed him with mysterious powers. She took him back to the city and he was eventually sent to ZLoan under the belief that experience would make him stronger. Raika wished to be stronger for the sake of protecting Shimotsuki. Raika also begins going to the same school as Michiru Chika and Shito. He learns human speech but his knowledge is limited as demonstrated by his short sentences and occasional wolf growls. He lets Michiru pat him on the head but bites people he doesn039t like or people who treat him like an animal. Raika also shows a certain protectiveness of Shimotsuki. Before Shimotsuki named him Raika he was dubbed quotPochiquot and quotJohnquot by Chika and Shito. Shito also describes Raika as always being alone as if comparing Raika to himself.