The Kainin are powerful servants of Noroi infused with his power. They are the main enforcers of the Noroi Faction, since their superiors the Tetra Sealers are tasked with defending his castles. Most of them were once human, and most have a grievance against humankind. Though their power is great, their personalities have been deformed as well, making them even more angry and bitter than they originally were.
There are two types of Kainin encountered, those that have long been commanders of Noroi have been completely corrupted by his power and vary wildly in appearance, they will rape the Crescent Moons upon defeat and are referred to here as R-Kainin. Some however have just recently been changed, retaining a human appearance, and their transformation is reversible with a variant of Dragon Synergy ( +3 Libido ), they are referred to here as H-Kainin.
List of Kainin Edit
There are two "routes" of kainin encountered in the game, found in the first and second playthrough (starting from the third, one can pick either route)
Route A Edit
Ichizen Gouoka, the Demonic Judge (R-Kainin) Edit
A large humanoid Kainin, Ichizen Gouoka is obssessed with enacting the « proper punishment » to whomever he finds. He has created a punishment measuring unit called « gouokas » which stacks up with each offense. His punishments are extremely severe, involving flogging or rape if one so much as litters, insults him, etc.
Takemura-Doujin, the Phantasmic Fungus (R-Kainin) Edit
This odd Kainin appears to be a humanoid mushroom, and is their self-proclaimed spokesman. As such, he attacks any being who would dare attack his brethren, including humans. He appears in a restaurant attacking a family for stating they hate mushrooms and calling them mere food. He has been working on crosses between humans and mushrooms in order to create new allies.
This Kainin protects women from men, particularly rapists, however one of her rescues takes a darker turn when she convinces a victim to slay her would-be assailants. As it turns out, she was a student with a strong moral code that had been raped herself, which is what prompted her to accept Noroi's power.
Lurrie Joe, the Phantasmic Puppeteer (R-Kainin) Edit
This odd Kainin is actually a double act, with Lurrie being the lower girl face and Joe the male mask above. They create and sell odd strings that can completely subvert a person's will to another, seen when a man uses it to control and rape his crush. However, the strings are fragile, breaking the spell while leaving the victim unaware of what happened. Additionally, Lurrie Joe price goujes his strings, causing addtionnal disarray as the buyers frantically try to obtain additonal funds.
Funbari-nyudou, the Demonic Monk (R-Kainin) Edit
He appears to be a large man in bulky armor and monk robes over it, however his most distinguishing feature is not anything visible, but his terrible stink. Apparently, Funbari has not bathed once in his many years of life, deeming it unnatural. As a self-proclaimeid « monk of nature », he seeks to return humans to their natural state, living wild and never bathing. As such, he destroys the baths he comes across and « reforms » humans. He is very proud of his own scent, boasting of it any given opportunity.
Almer is an odd girl with a magic wand, calling herself the Magical Girl Almer. With a child's mindset, she just wants to have fun and uses her great powers to organise a flying car race, with the cars partially turned to animals and robots, with their occupants still inside. As far as she's concerned, Noroi is the « Witch Queen » allowing her to have her fun, with Ensai her messenger. However, the kainin is only a mental projection of the real Almer, who is herself in a coma at a local hospital.
General Lao, the Spectral Commander (R-Kainin) Edit
General Lao is a tall kainin covered with a red outfit and cybernetic parts. As the name implies and his attitude belies, in his human life he came from a military background. He is a staunch believer in the rules and regulations, and deems any human who strays from them unworthy to be considered people. As such, he uses his whips to train them into behaving like the beast he thinks they are. If he defeats the Blades, he treats Haruka, Narika and Subaru as a dog, cat and pig respectively.
Route B Edit
Jizaiya is a hunch-backed kainin with an odd mask, that displays two faces flipped around. He has the odd spell « Sensation Swap » that switches things around particularly the senses, subverting heat and cold, ice cream and ice cream cones, etc. Depending on the orientation of his mask, he has two voices with each their own personality, one more calm and serious, the other ecstatic and mischievous. He has an obsession with faces.
Gennai Shiruga, the Demonic Doctor (R-Kainin) Edit
As the name implies, this kainin is actually an amazing doctor, able to heal virtually any injury. However, this vast knowledge partially comes from his extensive experimentation : obsessed with gathering « truth », he amasses test subjects and involves them in horrible experiments or administers unknown drugs to understand more about the human body. He is perhaps the only Kainin happy of his own demise, as it allows him to understand the mystery of death, as he claims.
Soukaku appears to be a human woman with cat ears and a two piece bikini that is spotted like a leopard, and equipped with a huge metallic clawed hand. She seeks to protect all beasts from man, cats in particular, and regularly frees creatures from the zoo and attacking those who would abandon their pets. Her clawed hand has some odd powers, allowing her to destroy one's memories in addition to being a powerful offensive tool.
Though she appears to be human, she is actually a cat mistreated by humans to whom Noroi granted enough power to turn human herself and exact her revenge. She retains some cat characteristics, however.
Gokutarou-danuki, the Phantasmic Cojones (R-Kainin) Edit
This kainin is a large tanuki with, as the name implies, a large set of balls, even for a tanuki. He's seems particularly proud of them, not hesitating to show them off. Though he appears fairly friendly, giving food to pathetic figures lacking confidence on the claim that they will get bigger cojones, his victimes become crazed with lust and set off to rape the women they come across. Like the legends of tanuki say, he can transform into different creatures.
Mutsugurou Hikigami, the Spectral Terror (R-Kainin) Edit
A beastly kainin with the face of a green dead old man surrounded by a carnivorous worm, Mutsugurou is a dangerous kainin who is the host to a wide array of bugs, who feast on human flesh. He is particularly vicious to humans who would harm insects or beasts, and can even use them to breed more of his brethren.
Musashi Caliber, the Phantasmic Machine (and Oyui) (H-Kainin) Edit
As mentioned in its title, Musashi Caliber is not a kainin, but a machine boosted by Noroi's power but created by Oyui, herself a kainin-in-training. Oyui is obviously an extremely capable inventor who has a greater connection to her machines than to people, and regularly robs oil to feed her machines. As an « object lover », she defends those she considers to have similar interests, like a figurine lover being robbed. However, she has poor social skills and a bit of a short fuse, and quickly unleashes her machine to those who vex her.
One of the two most powerful Kainin, he stands out from the other kainin by almost being the incarnation of their leader's will : he is utterly devoted to Noroi, leading the Genin to destruction, funding radical cults, and causing general mayhem all for the sake of his master. He is the shadowed figure seen in the game's opening. He organized Subaru's torture sessions, for which she is somewhat eager to get payback.