Asato Tsuzuki

都筑 麻斗
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Asato Tsuzuki is the main protagonist of the story. He was born in 1900 and was 26 years old when he died and became a Shinigami. Though he dies at 26 he looks a little younger probably due to dying in a hopital after 8 years. He is 97 at the beginning of the first book. He is the oldest employee of the Shokan/Summons division besides Chief Konoe and the lowestpaid due to his perceived incompetence. Tsuzuki enjoys sake apple pie cinnabon teasing Hisoka and sleeping. He is notorious among his fellow Shinigami for his slacker qualities and voracious appetite. His favorite color is light green and he has a flower garden in which he is known to have tulips and hydrangeas. Starting in the second volume in Last Waltz we learn more about his relationship with his sister. In Tankoubon 5 Storybook he gives his nameless female role who had been known only as girl his sisters name of Luka. She had brought him to be fond of dancing and gardening at which hes quite adept and cooking which is about as edible as poison. These culinary attempts always lead to some sort of bad reaction as shown in Volume 4 Hokkaid. The Queen had gone missing and upon finding her later it is learned that she had eaten a muffin which Tsuzuki made that Yuma and Saya accidentally left behind. It was the cause for her disappearance while she really couldnt recall how she ended up out of her kingdom. Throughout the series Tsuzuki develops an immediate closeness and affection to his current partner Hisoka. He has a good friendship with Watari and a sometimes strained relationship with Tatsumi who had once been one of his partners. Tsuzuki gets along with most of the employees of Meifu with the notable exceptions of Hakushaku who constantly hits on him and Terazuma with whom he has a fierce rivalry. Tsuzukis relationship with Muraki is very tumultuous although Tsuzuki hates him for his cruelty toward Hisoka himself and actually pretty much everyone he meets Tsuzukis desire to sacrifice himself rather than hurt anyone else prevents him from killing Muraki in cold blood. Though he is easily one of the most cheerful members of the cast he hides a dark secret from his past. Both manga and anime reference terrible deeds he committed in life. It is suggested that Tsuzuki murdered many people in some way or another whether intentionally or as a byproduct of something else this is brought to Tsuzukis attention during his demonic possession by Saagantanasu a powerful demon who appears in the Devils Trill Arc. Doctor Muraki reveals to him from his grandfathers research that Tsuzuki was a patient of the elder Muraki for eight years and that Tsuzuki is in fact not quite human. During that time he stayed alive without food water or sleep and was incapable of dying from wounds as shown by the many times he tried to commit suicide but failed but for one last time. Muraki suggested that Tsuzuki may possess demon blood shown by the fact that he has purple eyes and as Tsuzuki found this incredibly hard to deal with. Tsuzuki wields the power of 12 Shikigami as well as ofuda magic. He also has an incredibly high stamina able to take massive damage to his body without being killed and healing almost immediately. Though later this was shown to be a trait for all Shinigami he was the first one shown to have this ability which appears to be tied to his predeath abilities.
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