Kazuharu Shizuo

"I just wanted to do something important for once in my life...and I thought if it got me killed, so be it. I’d be dying for something bigger than myself." - Kazuharu expressing his desire to fight Shinkokira Kazuharu Shizuo is a second-year student at Dai Tenshi High School. While he is initially an innocent bystander,…

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God

"By My hand, on this night, you rise from the ashes and fly free from your chains." - God to Delilah, proclaiming His intent to set her free of Hell's influence God in Soul Embrace is a supreme being that created the universe and everything that exists within it. He is depicted as an ultimate force of…

Rengoku

Rengoku is a fictional city in Japan that serves as the main setting for much of the Soul Embrace series, with a large chunk of its protagonists hailing from there. It is seen as a very dismal place in many circumstances, with many of its citizens having suffered some terrible loss and all having limitless potential…

Belphegor

"I honestly don’t care whether you two live or die. I’m just following orders.” - Belphegor displaying her indifference to her faction's cause Belphegor is a fallen angel governing over the sin of Sloth, making her one of the main antagonists of Soul Embrace. She, along with Leviathan and Mammon, makes her first appearance in The Evils…

Mammon

"I pride myself on being somewhat civilized as really pointless as it is sometimes." - Mammon comparing herself to her kin Mammon is a fallen angel governing over the sin of Greed, making her one of the primary antagonists of Soul Embrace. She makes her first appearance in The Evils of Shinkokira and is the fifth archdemon fought…

Leviathan

"You're feisty, Honda. I'd like that if you weren't such a punk." - Leviathan prior to her fight with Nobuyuki Leviathan is a fallen angel governing over the sin of Envy, making her one of the main antagonists of Soul Embrace. She makes her first appearance in The Evils of Shinkokira, and is the fourth archdemon fought…

Part III: Hollows of the Damned

Soul Embrace Part III: Hollows of the Damned is the upcoming third entry in the Soul Embrace series. It is targeted for an early 2018 release, though this window is subject to change. Once it and Part IV: Into the Abyss have been released, they will eventually be collected into a paperback novel titled Soul Embrace Volume II:…

Part II: The Evils of Shinkokira

Soul Embrace Part II: The Evils of Shinkokira is the second entry in the Soul Embrace series. It was published on Amazon Kindle on February 12th, 2017 along with Part I: The Fires Rise, and both parts are collected as one work in the paperback novel Soul Embrace Volume I: Genesis. It will be succeeded by Soul Embrace Part III: Hollows…

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…