Chapter 41:

Character profiles (Bonus)

Tales of Virtual Shopkeeper


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Hello, it’s Kuru again! As this novel was submitted as an entry to the MyAnimeList x Honeyfeed contest, there is a(n admittedly slim) chance that it might be adapted into a manga. So I thought I’d include some character bios to help a potential artist capture my original vision better. (I suppose this could also be used to help fanartists get a better idea of what my characters look like, if they ever wanted to illustrate them for me. Wink, wink. ;P)Bookmark here

AUTHOR’S NOTE 1: IG = ‘In-Game’. RL = ‘Real Life’. If something isn’t marked as ‘IG’ or ‘RL’, assume that it applies to both versions of the character.Bookmark here

AUTHOR’S NOTE 2: When determining skin color, I used the Von Luschan Scale (VLS). I’m aware that it’s considered somewhat outdated now, but I wasn’t really sure what other scale I could use. (If anyone knows of a more ‘definitive’ scale, please feel free to let me know!)Bookmark here

AUTHOR’S NOTE 3: I didn’t include any of the minor characters, because I don’t really have a specific appearance in mind for any of them past what’s stated in canon.Bookmark here


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MAIN CHARACTERSBookmark here


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YUU:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Yuu WatanabeBookmark here

Name (RL): Yui ShiotaniBookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): ShopkeeperBookmark here

Age: Early 30s (IG), 17 (RL)Bookmark here

Gender: Male [he/him] (IG), Female [she/her] (RL)Bookmark here

Sexuality: BisexualBookmark here

Blood-type: A+Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 14Bookmark here

Hair: Messy shoulder-length gray hair (IG), Straight and long black hair (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Emerald green with a blue tintBookmark here

Outfit (IG): Open green kimono adorned with numerous gold aiguillettes on the arms and sides, red-framed ovular glasses, tight gray undershirt, camo pants, white ankle socks, brown geta shoesBookmark here

Outfit (RL): Green sailor fuku blouse, black-framed rectangular glasses, gray pleated skirt, pink and white striped pantyhose, black Mary Janes (School uniform) / White t-shirt, black-framed rectangular glasses, green miniskirt, pink and white striped pantyhose, black Mary Janes (Casual)Bookmark here

Likes: Utopia Online, stories, friendly customers, money, Utopian food, the color green, sexual comedies, big muscles, large buttocks and breasts, his father, Nagisa MulBookmark here

Dislikes: The beach, impolite customers, schoolwork, fruits and vegetables (except strawberries), the color orange, crime, his mother, WatashiBookmark here


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ASAMI:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Asami UsamiBookmark here

Name (RL): Bonabelle Ava Rabbitte [AKA ‘Bonnie’]Bookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): TherianthropeBookmark here

Age: 18Bookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: O+Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 24 (IG), 30 (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Long and messy blonde hair (IG), Medium-length blonde hair (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Sky blue (IG), Dark green (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): American-flag-print bikini-top, blue denim booty shorts, black fishnet tights, red slip-on shoesBookmark here

Outfit (RL): Tight green sailor fuku blouse, red hairbow shaped like bunny-ears, gray pleated skirt, black fishnet tights, brown Mary Janes (School uniform) / Baggy orange minitop, red hairbow shaped like bunny-ears, unbuttoned gray shorts, black fishnet tights, red high-heel boots (Casual)Bookmark here

Likes: Rabbits, being thought of as ‘attractive’, the color orange, carrots, Yui Shiotani, Homura UsamiBookmark here

Dislikes: Homura’s ‘cheap parlor-tricks’, Orcs, standing for the American national anthem, WatashiBookmark here


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WATASHI:Bookmark here

Name (IG): 綿死 [Watashi] (Therianthrope) / 座敷綿死 [Zashiki-Watashi] (ghost)Bookmark here

Name (RL): Nagisa Mul [AKA ‘Nagi’]Bookmark here

Status: DeceasedBookmark here

Class (IG): Therianthrope (Watashi) / None (Zashiki-Watashi)Bookmark here

Age: Unknown (IG), 18 (RL)Bookmark here

Gender: Nonbinary [they/them] (IG), Nonbinary [he/him] (RL)Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: B-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: Unknown (IG), 19 (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Curly white ‘hair’ that covers the entire body [or, more accurately, it’s wool] (IG), Short and neat dyed white hair (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Red (IG), Black (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): White skull mask decorated with a floral pattern, black denim jeans, brown cowboy bootsBookmark here

Outfit (RL): Green gakuran, gray necktie, black uwabaki shoes (School uniform) / White button-up shirt, gray necktie, black pants, brown shoes (Casual)Bookmark here

Likes: Himself, cotton, the color black, the color white, Yui ShiotaniBookmark here

Dislikes: Himself, ImagineTech, Utopia Online and everyone who plays it, cops, the color gray, people he views as ‘inferior’, his father, Homura UsamiBookmark here


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AYA:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Aya MurphyBookmark here

Name (RL): Dorothy Aya O’DoughertyBookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): RogueBookmark here

Age: 19Bookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: O-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 24 (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Messy shoulder-length light blue hair (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Brown (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): Silver breastplate and pauldrons, black undershirt, blue knee-length skirt, black nylon bike shorts [as of 10th Purchase], blue bridal-gauntlets, brown belt and sheath, white kneesocks, silver solleret shoesBookmark here

Likes: University school, talking to people, learning Japanese, bread, shamrocks, her lucky underwearBookmark here

Dislikes: Speaking Japanese, alcohol, being called a pervertBookmark here


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HOMURA:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Homura UsamiBookmark here

Name (RL): Homura UsamiBookmark here

Status: DeceasedBookmark here

Class (IG): WitchBookmark here

Age: 1000 (IG), 19 (RL)Bookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: AsexualBookmark here

Blood-type: AB+Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 14Bookmark here

Hair: Straight and long black hair (IG), Straight, shoulder-length brown hair dyed red at the bottom (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: RedBookmark here

Outfit (IG): Purple witch’s hat with a black hatband, black facemask, red minidress with a purple trim, black cape, brown bootsBookmark here

Outfit (RL): Green sailor fuku blouse, black eyepatch [19th Purchase only], black cape, gray pleated skirt, baggy thigh-high white legwarmers, red Mary JanesBookmark here

Likes: Utopia Online, playing pretend, capes, magic, cartoons, cats, Bonabelle RabbitteBookmark here

Dislikes: Being told what to do, people underestimating her intelligence, Nagisa Mul, WatashiBookmark here


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KAGUYA:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Kaguya FujiwaraBookmark here

Name (RL): U-Online://char/001-kaguya.datBookmark here

Status: ‘Alive’Bookmark here

Class (IG): PrincessBookmark here

Age: NoneBookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: AsexualBookmark here

Blood-type: NoneBookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 12Bookmark here

Hair: Medium-length black hair with an oversized upwards facing cowlickBookmark here

Eye color: Light brown, bordering on redBookmark here

Outfit: Silver tiara, red cheongsam dress with golden accents, black detached sleeves with red trim on either end, black knee-high socks, brown sandalsBookmark here

Likes: Walking around aimlessly, helping other players, Yuu Watanabe, GaRam MulBookmark here

Dislikes: Players who break the rules, MaoBookmark here


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~SCHRÖDINGER~:Bookmark here

Name (IG): ~Schrödinger~Bookmark here

Name (RL): Tetsuo IzayoiBookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): TherianthropeBookmark here

Age: 18Bookmark here

Gender: Male [he/him]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HomosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: B+Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 14Bookmark here

Hair: Shoulder-length straight cream blond hair (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Red (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): Translucent gray full-body unitard adorned with a white thigh-length tunic, red chest armor with the Crimson Kings emblem painted on the left pec [as of 16th Purchase], detached white sleeves, red fake nails, brown belt wrapped around the abdomen, white socks, brown sandalsBookmark here

Likes: Cats, his sister, knivesBookmark here

Dislikes: Being mistaken for a woman, dogs, Yuu Watanabe, Kaguya FujiwaraBookmark here


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MAYOI:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Mayoi OdaBookmark here

Name (RL): Mayoi OdaBookmark here

Status: Deceased [ghost]Bookmark here

Class (IG): NoneBookmark here

Age: Ageless, stuck at 12-years-oldBookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: UnknownBookmark here

Blood-type: NoneBookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 3Bookmark here

Hair: Short black bob cut hairBookmark here

Eye color: WhiteBookmark here

Outfit: Open pink furisode with yellow embroidery floral pattern, blue onepiece competitive swimsuit, pink and yellow striped hair sticksBookmark here

Likes: The Fantasy Shoppe’s storage-closet, pulling pranksBookmark here

Dislikes: Being dead, people thinking that she isn’t a real zashiki-warashi, WatashiBookmark here


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KIRAN:Bookmark here

Name (IG): KiranBookmark here

Name (RL): Ryuuhei Miiki [AKA ‘Mii’]Bookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): VillagerBookmark here

Age: 18Bookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her] (IG), Male(?) [he/him] (RL)Bookmark here

Sexuality: Heterosexual (IG), Homosexual (RL)Bookmark here

Blood-type: AB-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 26 (IG), 30 (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Very dark spiky brown hair swept to the left-hand sideBookmark here

Eye color: BrownBookmark here

Outfit (IG): Tight white t-shirt that exposes the midriff area, thick black-rimmed square glasses, ill-fitting tight blue jeans, red sneakers (Debut) / Silver metallic chest armor and shorts, thick black-rimmed square glasses, black pantyhose, red sneakers (Current)Bookmark here

Outfit (RL): Unknown, only ever shown wearing a tight pair of frilly white brief-style underpantsBookmark here

Likes: Her avatar’s body, the beach, Lyre SonnetBookmark here

Dislikes: Her real body, people finding out that she’s actually a boyBookmark here


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KYOUTAROU:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Kyoutarou Kitamura [AKA ‘Kyou’]Bookmark here

Name (RL): Kyoutarou Kitamura [AKA ‘Kyou’]Bookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): Therianthrope (Former) / Shopkeeper (Current)Bookmark here

Age: 26Bookmark here

Gender: Male [he/him]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: O-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 4 (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Short purple curly hair that covers the eyes (IG), Unknown (RL) Bookmark here

Eye color: UnknownBookmark here

Outfit (IG): Black kimono, white ankle socks, brown geta shoesBookmark here

Likes: Attractive female avatars, videogames, cartoons, living aloneBookmark here

Dislikes: Ghosts, horror movies, the landlord, getting a real jobBookmark here


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ROSE:Bookmark here

Name (IG): Rose_the_DeathbringerBookmark here

Name (RL): Zoe KomeijiBookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): CrusaderBookmark here

Age: 17Bookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: B-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 14 (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Short and messy red hair (IG), Unknown (RL) Bookmark here

Eye color: Brown (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): Metallic red bikini top with a gold trim and the Crimson Kings emblem painted on the left breast, red bikini shorts, red pauldrons, translucent black bridal gauntlets, translucent black kneesocks, black garter strapsBookmark here

Likes: Romance movies, action movies, axesBookmark here

Dislikes: Sexual comedies, Yuu WatanabeBookmark here


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REX:Bookmark here

Name (IG): REX (Crusader) / Smooth Criminal (Necromancer)Bookmark here

Name (RL): Rintarou KingBookmark here

Status: AliveBookmark here

Class (IG): Crusader (REX) / Necromancer (Smooth)Bookmark here

Age: 19Bookmark here

Gender: Male [he/him]Bookmark here

Sexuality: BisexualBookmark here

Blood-type: A-Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 29 (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: Short and spiky blond hair that points upward (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Brown (IG), Unknown (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): Red cuirass with the Crimson Kings emblem painted on the left pec, red cuisses, gold sollerets (REX) / Red breastplate with the Crimson Kings emblem painted on the left pec, black turban and facemask, black pants, red metal boots (Smooth)Bookmark here

Likes: Fame, power, moneyBookmark here

Dislikes: PoliticsBookmark here


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MAO:Bookmark here

Name (IG): MaoBookmark here

Name (RL): U-Online://char/666-demonking.datBookmark here

Status: ‘Deceased’Bookmark here

Class (IG): Demon KingBookmark here

Age: NoneBookmark here

Gender: Female [she/her]Bookmark here

Sexuality: PansexualBookmark here

Blood-type: NoneBookmark here

VLS skin-tone: 14Bookmark here

Hair: Messy shoulder-length gray hairBookmark here

Eye color: Emerald green with a blue tintBookmark here

Outfit: Purple bikini armor with a gold trim, black cape, black bridal gauntlets, purple garterbelt and stockingsBookmark here

Likes: Death, destruction, strong challengersBookmark here

Dislikes: Weak challengers, Kaguya FujiwaraBookmark here


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MUL:Bookmark here

Name (IG): 물 가람 [GaRam Mul]Bookmark here

Name (RL): GaRam MulBookmark here

Status: DeceasedBookmark here

Class (IG): InventorBookmark here

Age: 50Bookmark here

Gender: Male [he/him]Bookmark here

Sexuality: HeterosexualBookmark here

Blood-type: AB+Bookmark here

VLS skin-tone: N/A [Dark green] (IG), 19 (RL)Bookmark here

Hair: None (IG), Short gray hair that’s balding at the top (RL)Bookmark here

Eye color: Unknown (IG), Dark gray (RL)Bookmark here

Outfit (IG): Golden business suit, circular wireframe glasses with opaque white lenses, white undershirt, red tieBookmark here

Outfit (RL): Black business suit, white undershirt, red tie, white ankle socks, black slip-on shoesBookmark here

Likes: His job, the ImagineTech VR headset, money, buttocks, his son, Satou Tajiri, Kaguya FujiwaraBookmark here

Dislikes: People who fail his routine tests, WatashiBookmark here

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