Shinkokira

"We are what the world has made us. We have all been lied to about the light at the end of the tunnel…and we have found new life in granting death." -Ichiro Takahashi explaining what Shinkokira is. Shinkokira is a barbaric and murderous cult of devil-worshippers. They serve as the main antagonists of The Fires Rise and The…

Astaros

“Break you...I’ll...BREAK YOU!” - Astaros roaring at Gabriel Astaros is an artificial archdemon representing (though not explicictly governing over) Wrath, serving as one of the main antagonists of Soul Embrace. He makes his first appearance in The Fires Rise and is the second archdemon faced by Nobuyuki Honda. APPEARANCE Astaros is a truly hulking creature, standing at well…

Uriel

"I don't believe anyone is born evil. Not humans, not even demons." -Uriel telling Delilah her philosophy of empathy Saint Uriel is one of the secondary protagonists of Soul Embrace, making her first appearance in The Fires Rise. She is the archangel governing over the virtue of Love, and is loosely based on the Biblical figure of the same…

Baal

"You know how grownups talk about the monster under your bed that’ll eat you alive if you misbehave? That's what I am, you little brat.” - Baal to a child that dared to attack her. Baal is a fallen angel governing over the sin of Gluttony, thus making her one of the main antagonists of…

Shiiva

"You humans need to learn when to shut your f*cking mouths." - Shiiva after Nobuyuki taunts her Shiiva is a secondary character in Soul Embrace, making her first appearance in The Fires Rise. She is a lamia initially playing an antagonistic role, having been sent to kill Nobuyuki Honda and later Akira Hayabusa, but as her relationship…

Kasume Funaki

“Are they seriously just gonna keep beating on each other like this every single month? How are neither of them lobotomized yet?" - Kasume referencing Nobuyuki and Ryuuji's monthly brawls Kasume Funaki is a second-year student at Dai Tenshi High School and is one of the secondary protagonists of Soul Embrace. Like her twin sister Kaori, she makes…

Part I: The Fires Rise

Soul Embrace Part I: The Fires Rise (also referred to as simply Soul Embrace) is the first entry in the Soul Embrace series. It was published on Amazon Kindle on February 12th, 2017 along with Part II: The Evils of Shinkokira, and both parts are collected as one work in the paperback novel Soul Embrace Volume I: Genesis. SYNOPSIS…

Asmodia

"Where’s the fun in knocking you off right away? Let’s enjoy ourselves awhile, yes?" -Asmodia verbalizing her sadism during her battle with Nobuyuki Asmodia is a fallen angel governing over the sin of Lust and is the first archdemon encountered by Nobuyuki Honda. As such, she is one of the primary antagonists of Soul Embrace. She is also…

Kaori Funaki

"What are we gonna do? ...what's gonna happen to us?" - Kaori's fear after she and Nobuyuki escape from Asmodia Kaori Funaki is a second-year student at Dai Tenshi High School and serves as a secondary protagonist of Soul Embrace, making her first appearance in The Fires Rise. APPEARANCE Kaori stands at 167 cm, or about 5'5".…

Gabriel

"Oh, you probably thought I'd look older, right?" -Gabriel joking to Nobuyuki about his youthful appearance. Saint Gabriel is one of the main protagonists of Soul Embrace, making his first appearance in Chapter Six of The Fires Rise. He is the archangel governing over the virtue of Courage, and is based off the Biblical figure of the same…