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Do not judge the cold, without first knowing the warmth of the shining sun.

–Ichigen Miwa, from Kuroh Yatogami's voice recorder.[1]

For the current Colorless King, see Colorless King.
Ichigen Miwa
Ichigen Miwa
Name
Kanji 三輪一言
Rōmaji Miwa Ichigen
Alias Colorless King (無色の王, Mushiki no Ō)
Seventh King (第七王剣者, Dai Nana Ō Ken-sha)
Characteristics
Race Human
Age At Least 42[2]
Birthday November 23[2]
Horoscope Sagittarius[2]
Height 177 cm (5'10") [2]
Gender 17px-Male.png Male
Eyes Brown[1][3]
Hair Brown[1][3]
Blood Type O[2]
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Colourless Clan Insignia Colourless Clan
Previous Occupation Brokerage firm
King
Personal Status
Status Deceased
Relatives Grandfather †
Kuroh Yatogami (adopted son)[4]
Power
Aura Colorless
Weapon Kotowari[5]
Ayamachi
First appearance
Anime Debut Episode 4 (flashback)
Manga Debut Chapter 1 (flashback) (K: Stray Dog Story)
Novel Debut K SIDE:Black & White
Game Debut K -Wonderful School Days-
Voices
Japanese Voice Shō Hayami
English Voice Grant George
Image Gallery

Ichigen Miwa (三輪一言, Miwa Ichigen) was once the Seventh King of the Colorless Clan.[1] Before his death, he asked his son, Kuroh Yatogami, to slay his successor should he be evil.[6]

AppearanceEdit

Ichigen's appearance has undergone two variations throughout material. In the anime, he is shown with long, brown hair tied in a ponytail, with bangs part in the middle, and brown eyes. However, in the official art, his hair colour is black, and his eyes grey.

HIs attire has remained consistent. He wears traditional clothing of light purple and dark blue, a black hat, and, in earlier materials, a red umbrella. Before bestowing Kotowari to Kuroh, he kept the sword at his side.

PersonalityEdit

He has been shown to be very caring and kind towards Kuroh, treating him like his own son. He was at times, very serious and calm. Despite his duties as a King, he was willing to cancel meeting between him and the Gold King in order to help Kuroh when he saw a vision of him in peril.[7]

Ichigen was a very empathetic, wise man, who was popular with all the villagers.  He was well known for his profound advice, and many villagers sought him out when troubled by anything as simple as a broken heart, to even business advice.  However, he was known to sometimes ramble about things no one understood, and often viewed as "too smart".

To him, peace was the highest virtue, and he often made choices that avoided as much trouble as possible.[8]

HistoryEdit

As a young man, Ichigen cared for his grandfather, who at the time, ran the family's swordsmanship school, Miwa Meijin School of Swordsmanship.  Ichigen's grandfather, an "exceedingly strict" man, also reared Ichigen to follow in the family's footsteps. Despite his grandfather's strictness, Ichigen still loved him.  After graduating high school, Ichigen left his parents' home and entered Japan's top educational system, which is never named.  He studied and earned a diploma in economics, and then travelled to America to earn a business administration degree.  For a bit, he was a successful employee one of the world's major brokerage firms.  However, due to his poor, declining health, he returned to Japan.[7]

His first student was Yukari Mishakuji, who he often entrusted important tasks and missions to, along with having Yukari attend his own tasks. As Yukari's education under Ichigen came to a close, he wrote a letter to Ichigen to participate in a duel, where he intended to kill Ichigen, however ultimately failed. Despite this, Ichigen gave him the sword Ayamachi, telling him to interpret its meaning himself. [8]

For years, Ichigen and his "son" Kuroh Yatogami lived secluded in the mountains with just a few villagers as their neighbors. Before they had met, Ichigen saved and adopted the 5 year old Yatogami Kuroh laying on the floor somewhere in the mountains barely alive and nearly dying. He took Kuroh with him so he could become as his vassal, eventually teaching him skills such as swordsmanship.[9]he is a poet and Kuroh would record his teachings on voice recorder which he would listen to for advice. However, one day, he would tell Kuroh to meet the next Colorless King and determine whether he is good or evil; should he be evil, he must be killed. Shortly after, Ichigen died.[1]

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Foresight: Ichigen was capable of seeing many paths of the future.[1][8]

EquipmentEdit

Kotowari: A katana with black tsuka ito weave with a ornate silver same under the cord, and a bronze kashira. It has a black tsuba with a normal steel blade; the scabbard is dark blue and has a bronze tip that matches the kashira.[9]

Ayamachi: A katana similar in basic design to Kotowari, but with a peculiar edge jutting out from its hilt.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • His name Ichigen (一言, Ichigen) is composed of two kanji, ichi (一, one) and gen (言, say, word). His surname Miwa (三輪, Miwa) is also composed of two kanji, mi (三, three) and wa (輪, wheel, link, loop).
  • Ichigen's appearance has been portrayed differently in various media. In the anime, his hair and eyes are both depicted as brown.[1][3] In the K: Stray Dog Story manga, they are shown as gray and blue respectively,[10] while official artwork have depicted his hair as black.[11]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 K Anime: Episode 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 K: Trading CD, 1&2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 K Anime: Episode 13
  4. K: Stray Dog Story, Chapter 1, Page 33
  5. K Anime: Episode 7
  6. K Anime: Episode 1
  7. 7.0 7.1 K SIDE: Black & White, Chapter 1
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 K -Count Down-, chapter 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 K Anime: Episode 4
  10. K: Stray Dog Story, Volume 1, Cover
  11. Official Artwork.

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