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Touji Ato (阿刀 冬児 Ato Tōji?) is Harutora's friend and a former delinquent. He is a Living Spirit, being possessed by the ogre that caused a Phase 4 Spiritual Disaster, formerly held by Shidou Dairenji.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Background
- 5 Story
- 6 Power and Abilities
- 7 Relationships
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
Touji is a charming youth with neck-length brown hair that is messy, and his hair spikes at the top and has green eyes. He always wears a (usually green, sometimes shown with red or purple) bandanna on his forehead. However, he removes it when he undergoes his ogre transformation. His attire before enrolling into Onmyou Academy was like Harutora, casual in nature, usually consisting of plain V-neck T-shirts usually green or purple in color, but has worn light blue, and has wore regular shirts. After enrolling in prep school he wears the school uniform of Onmyou Academy.
Being a living spirit and hybrid of an ogre, from the after-effects in the spirit disaster, he can transform into his-ogre state, gaining white hair, blazing eyes of blue fire, and metal armor. The further he is into his transformation, the more armor appears.
Calm, cool, and collected, very little fazes Touji in the present. In the past he had trouble and was a delinquent, prone to violence towards anyone even family, until the disaster saddled him with his current burden and he mellowed out over the recovery period. He has shown many times to be very insightful of things Harutora often misses, such as Natsume’s anger at Harutora for his lack of ambition in his role as a member of the Tsuchimikado family. Another instance of his keen senses is when figured out that Hokuto was actually a familiar created by Natsume. Touji is often laidback and not bothered by most things, and he appears to be very generous as he gave his festival mask that he reviewed at the festival that he, Harutora, and Hokuto attended, to a boy among a group of children attending the same festival and gave a high-five to him. He has a slight sarcastic wit about him, “congratulating” Harutora for “pissing off two girls in one day.” He is very knowledgeable about the Onmyou world despite spending time in summer school, which case would imply otherwise with Harutora. Notably he has shown a very good sense of memory, as he recognized Suzuka Dairenji one of the Divine Generals in a magazine he had read. Despite being best friends with Harutora, he has comically often not come to his aid whenever he finds himself in misunderstandings that he has landed himself in. Such as the misunderstanding between Kon and Harutora spending time “together” instead preferring to fiddle around on his phone ignoring the events occurring around him and Harutora’s protests.
Touji was the child of a man and his mistress, making him an illegitimate child whom was often referred to as a demon. In response to these claims, he acted the part until he became a victim of the paranormal disaster from two years ago in Tokyo and landed in Harutora's house as a patient to his father, an onmyodo doctor. When Harutora visited him during that time, Touji's condition would go unstable and he eventually beat him up. Harutora returned the gesture as a form of reconciliation and they became friends.
Over the course of the story, he joins Harutora at the Onmyo Academy in order to gain control over his inner-ogre, eventually falling under the tutelage of both Daizen Amami and Reiji Kagami after the time skip.
Power and Abilities
Onmyoudou: Touji is an adequate student, surprisingly knowledgeable despite his short tenure within the academy. He is proficient, but not overly so, instead learning to handle his powers over his spirit.
Due to the spiritual disaster he was caught inside, became a hybrid-ogre living spirit. As such he cannot have his stars read by diviners and must contend with the rage of the ogre within him. The ogre itself is more powerful than usual for its kind, and by transforming he gains an immense boost in strength and energy. Touji can control the level of his transformation with saying the word "purge" in combination with the number of seal he wants to use until he "reboot" the seals. This is considered a third-class magic.
- 1st seal: purge - which only causes minor changes, setting an eye ablaze and providing him with shoulder plates, it increases his strength.
- 2nd seal: purge - which causes moderate changes, his abilities and armor are boosted further.
- 3rd seal: purge - which causes major changes, at first, in this state he loses control. After training with Kagami, he learns how to control it for a certain amount of time.
He currently doesn't have any shikigami of his own, but is shown to use Yukikaze on occasion.
Harutora is his best friend, also the son of the doctor treating his illness(after-spiritual disaster effects).
They are shown to be friends.
They are good friends.
She was the person he troubled himself to come save. This is again up to debate amongst audience if Touji has feelings for Suzuka.
Initially, Touji wanted to embark on their fugitive life together and as part of that, he could be trained by Amami but was left disappointed and frustrated as he was more of an attendant to Amami.
Touji was instructed by Kagami mainly in controlling his Living Spirit aura and was also given true battle experience.
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Light Novel - Side Stories
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- Ato(アトー) means "after".
- Touji (冬児) means "winter child".
- The kanji for his name can also be read as 'Fuyuji' but in this case 'Touji' is the correct reading.
- He has an avertion to tobacco.
- His favorite food is "wheat-based carbonated beverage".
- The ogre that possessed him is a part of Taira no Masakado.