Yoruka Kirihime
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Japanese 切姫 夜架
Rōmaji Kirihime Yoruka
Alias The Empire's Assassin Blade
Personal Information
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 16
Status Alive
Eye Blue (right)
Purple (left)
Hair Black
Drag-Rides Yato no Kami
Occupation Assassin (Formerly)


Affiliation Lux Arcadia
Anime Episode 9 (cameo)
Light Novel Light Novel Volume 5
Yoruka Kirihime (切姫 夜架 Kirihime Yoruka) is an Imperial Family's assassin. 


Yoruka is a slim girl with long black hair which perfectly matches her black yukata which is tied by a red obi around her waist. Her most interesting trait are her heterochromatic eyes, her right eye is blue and her left eye is purple.


She has shown to be a cold ruthless assassin when it's necessary, while being kind yet having an evil air to her when she is serving her "master".



Yoruka was born as Yoruka Habakiri, the princess of Koto. She possessed a natural talent for killing. At the age of five, a male assassin was sent by a noble's concubine to kill her, but Yoruka killed him with a bamboo skewer to the throat. Due to this, she was disowned by her father (hence her current surname of Kirihime) and lost her status as princess of the country. Yoruka's father later died from sickness, resulting in her younger brother succeeded the throne.[1] However, Yoruka's fighting skills allowed her to join the royal guard for her brother.[2] Yoruka's brother tried his best to treat her like a human rather than a weapon. Yoruka and her brother swore oaths: she to protect him, and he to become a splendid lord.[3]

At some point, Yoruka noticed that the chief vassals planned on exploiting her younger brother. She considered killing them but decided not to. Lux suggests that Yoruka's brother may have stopped her.[4]

Koto got into a dispute with the Old Arcadia Empire over trade resources, which eventually led to open war.[2] The Empire's forces were able to surround the castle of Koto while Yoruka was outside it. To protect her brother's life, Yoruka chose to swear an oath to become an assassin for the Empire. However, the chief vassals of Koto had already given up the war due to the greater strength of the Empire. They laid the blame on Yoruka's brother, killed him by decapitation and presented his head to the Empire.[3]


Lux is warned by his sister Airi the about Emperor's Assassin Blade, who had just escaped prison, and would most likely be targeting him, as he was the "Black Hero". 


She has some powers of Lux's. Techniques and Power

  • Quick Draw
  • Recoil Burst
  • End Action
  • Carving Strike

Divine Raiment Edit

Yoruka's Divine Raiment is:

  • Spell Code: The ability to hijack drag rides.

Trivia Edit


  1. Light Novel Volume 5, Episode 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Light Novel Volume 5, Episode 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Light Novel Volume 5, Episode 4
  4. Light Novel Volume 11, Episode 3