The main protagonist of the story.
|Birthday||January 7th (Capricorn)|
|Ability||The Book of Thoth|
|Japanese|| Hiro Shimono|
Omi Minami (child)
Haruhiko Ichijo (一条 晴彦 Ichijō Haruhiko ) is a young man with a special ability, and he is a first year student at Hosea Academy. He is a Phantom Hunter and was previously the sole member of Team E along with Mai Kawakami. He is the main protagonist of the Musaigen no Phantom World series.
Haruhiko is a tall, handsome young man. He has short, messy and somewhat thick dark green hair, and he has piece of hair pointing up. He has blue eyes, and is usually seen with a normal Hosea Academy school uniform for boys.
In the second novel, Haruhiko has noticeably longer hair reaching his neck. He was seen wearing a dark green shirt with a black jacket, black pants and green boots with white at the tip.
Haruhiko is a young man who is very kind and strongly fascinated with books, and often reads them in the library. He finished reading all the books in the school library so he goes to the public library to read more.
Haruhiko has gained a vast amount of knowledge that allows him to answer just about any question thrown at him. He has a slightly robust exterior and is very knowledgeable about the phantoms and the things that changed over the decades. He is also calm and takes everything nicely, but sometimes his first meeting with others turn out to be awkward or embarrassing. He is the "Information Source" for his team.
Haruhiko is very supportive and caring towards his friends. When they have problems, he will always try to help them. Throughout the series, he has become closer with the girls in his group. Despite his childhood, Haruhiko remained happy, but exactly because of his childhood, he doesn't want anyone to suffer like he did. Due to Haruhiko's kindness and supportiveness, many girls, especially the girls in his own group, have been hinted to be attracted to him.
Haruhiko also has a quite laid-back and care-free personality. He is also very intelligent and is seen talking and explaining various things at the start of the episodes. He is also quick to accept other peoples faults easily, despite their background or attitude towards him.
Haruhiko lived a lonely childhood, deprived of proper parental attention. Haruhiko's mother had left home when he was a child, as his parents hadn't gotten along. In the anime it is mentioned that she married another man. He claimed that ever since then, he has been waiting for his mother to come home.
Haruhiko's father constantly travels around the world for work.
Haruhiko was woken up one day by Ruru, a phantom that has been his companion, reminding him that he was late. Afraid of getting hit by Mai, he rushes until he arrives at Hosea Academy. Mai is revealed to be fighting a phantom that has been interrupting the school's gym class and wrecking the garden, as part of the task given to their team in the "Phantom-hunting club". Haruhiko takes out his sketchbook and starts to draw the phantom,as his ability is sealing a phantom whenever its complete appearance is drawn out. Having difficulty in sketching due to the phantom constantly moving, Mai makes it crash in the academy's clock tower, preventing the phantom from moving temporarily. Haruhiko immediately takes the chance to complete the phantom's sketch, sealing in his sketchbook. However, he and Mai didn't receive any monetary reward for sealing the phantom because of the damage to the academy's infrastructure. Both of them are disappointed, and Mai suggests that they need to add members to their team for possible improvements.
Going home from school that day, Haruhiko finds the way odd as he observed that he was in a cemetery, in which he comments that there is no cemetery on his way back home. Ruru notices phantoms, and calls out to Haruhiko to look. Haruhiko sees Reina and just as he was about to save her, he witnessed Reina eating the phantoms and he was impressed. He immediately invited Reina to be a part of his team and she declined. Haruhiko accidentally sees Reina's underwear when he attempted to keep Reina from falling onto the ground after she tripped. She throws him in return. Haruhiko the other day persisted Reina to join him and after she declined again, he invited her to the school cafeteria as his treat. In the cafeteria he explained Reina the existence of Phantoms and told her that she will get paid in goods if she accomplishes a task. Haruhiko then intoduced her to Mai, in which Mai said that they are given another task again.
The three of them went to the site of their task. They saw Tsukumogamis dancing Limbo, causing radio disturbances in the area. After Mai failed to defeat them, Haruhiko devised a plan to dance with them since he learned that they want to be honored by humans. The plan succeeded, and on their way to report to Arisu back in the academy, they encountered Koito whom Mai and Haruhiko were not familiar with.
Haruhiko's ability is called "The Book of Thoth" and is art-based since he has art as his hobby. He has to draw the phantoms on his sketch book to "seal" or "capture" them. But with his ability, he can also summon phantoms. Currently, his most recurring phantoms are Cthulu and Marchosias.
Since he has the ability to summon phantoms, with the Abramelin finger (which is a rare gift of communication with the metaphysical), Haruhiko is able to copy another person skills, and he can also get into people's minds and memories.
incantation for summoning phantoms:
Oh, holiness. Oh, mortal. Blessings to the silent lord!
Open, Open... Open, gates of Hell!
invoke,(phantom you want to summon)
In Volume 2, when Reina, Mai and Koito got hurt, Haruhiko became very furious, and therefore activates his newest power, which isn't summoning but the power to combine with his summons. He can fuse with Marchosias and effortlessly defeat Phantoms.
- His name (晴彦) roughly means "Clear" (weather, no rain), "Benevolent Genius".
- The bag he always carries with him is a gift from his mother.
- It is suggested that he is attracted to females with large breasts.
- As a child, he was afraid of thunder.
- Though Haruhiko is a main character, he is not featured in TV Anime: Musaigen No Phantom World - Character Song Mini-Album. It is unknown if he is going to have a character song or not.
- The known phantoms that he sealed are marchosias and potentially chuthulu
|Characters of ''Musaigen no Phantom World'' Universe
Haruhiko Ichijo • Mai Kawakami • Reina Izumi • Koito Minase • Ruru • Kurumi Kumamakura
Phantoms • Arisu Himeno • Shosuke Morohashi • Arina • Ayumi Kitajima • Enigma • Witch