Issei Ryuudou

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Nasuverse character
Issei Ryuudou
Issei sprite
Japanese name: 柳洞 一成
Franchise: Fate
Appears in: Carnival Phantasm
Fate/hollow ataraxia
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA
Fate/school life
Fate/stay night
Japanese VA: Mitsuaki Madono
English VA: Lex Lang [Note 1]
Robbie Daymond [Note 2]
Character type: Human
Affiliation: Homurahara Academy, Year 2 class C[1]
Gender: Male[1]
Height: 170cm[1]
Weight: 58kg[1]
Place of Origin: Fuyuki City, Ryuudou Temple[1]
Likes: Crosswords[1]
Dislikes: Females, Trendy thing[1]
Talents: Zen meditation, Karate[1]
Natural enemy: Rin Tohsaka[1]
Image Color: Orange[1]
Bloodline: N/A

Issei Ryuudou (柳洞 一成, Ryuudou Issei?) is the Student Body President of Homurahara Gakuen.



His father is the head priest of Ryuudou Temple, and his brother Reikan Ryuudou was a classmate of Taiga Fujimura and Otoko Hotaruzuka.

He first became acquainted with Shirou Emiya two years prior the events of Fate/stay night and soon became his friend.[2]

He is a student in Homurahara Academy and he travels two hours on foot every single day to attend school.[2] He is in Class 2-C, and the student council president.



He has a straight-laced and serious personality. As the youngest child of Ryuudou Temple, it seems he has his heart set on one day becoming a Buddhist monk. Though, he'll be the first to tell you that his ability to sense the supernatural is weak. He looked up to Souichirou Kuzuki as a mentor, and on holidays they would often perform paired kata together. If he hadn't gone into the student council, it's a safe bet that he would have enrolled in the karate club instead.[2]

Issei is a friend of Shirou, and his favorite dishes are the lunches that Shirou makes.[2] Issei often asks Shirou to fix broken equipment for the Student Body to try and save money on the school's bill. Issei and Shirou often have lunch together in the Student Body's office where they talk about what ever comes to mind.[3]

He dislikes Rin Tohsaka, who served as his student council Vice President in Junior High for four years, a period after which they decided they could no longer get along. His distrust toward women probably stems from the behind-the-scenes feud they have been engaged in for the past two years. However, as much as it pains him to admit it he still recognizes Rin as a human being.[2]

Though he seems to have a fear of women, he instantly takes to Saber, explaining that "even he can tell" that Saber was a good person.


Fate/stay nightEdit

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Issei in the Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] anime.

He was first seen in the prologue when Rin encounters him when Shirou was repairing an equipment with his Magecraft. Issei becomes suspicious of Rin arriving to school early when she isn't involved in any club.

Rin suspected Issei to be a Master of Caster as he resides in Ryuudou temple. Shirou decided to investigate this matter, he strips Issei and search for any signs of Command spell. Issei informs Shirou and Rin that Souichirou has been living in the temple and brought a fiancée. Issei unknowingly tells Shirou that Caster is at the Temple.

In the Fate route, when Kirei Kotomine activated the Grail at Ryuudou Temple, Issei and the monks were passed out.[4]

In Ufotable anime adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works scenerio, when Shirou, Saber and Lancer were on their way to the Einzbern castle to confront Archer to rescue Rin. Issei, Reikan Ryuudou and the other fifty-one residents of Ryuudou Temple were attacked by Gilgamesh who consumes their mana to strengthen himself after his battle against Berserker and Illya. They were left unconscious and to be taken to hospital.

Fate/hollow ataraxiaEdit

Issei appears in the prologue, where Rin, Sakura Matou, Ayako Mitsuduri, Shirou, Kaede Makidera, Kane Himuro and Yukika Saegusa are telling horror stories to each other in Ryuudou Temple past midnight in October 11th.

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA seriesEdit

Issei is student council president and a friend of Shirou Emiya. He becomes in charge of the beach party vacation when Shirou asked him to help out. Suzuka Kurihara questioned the relationship between Issei and Shirou, Suzaka started taking notes for her Yaoi inspiration. Issei was suspicious with Rin and Luvia, he speculated that the constructed building was related to Luvia as it says Edelfelt construction. Both Rin and Luvia pointed out he was acting like a sister-in-law and he was very observant. Afterwards there is an argument about the incident with Moriyama Nanami, Issei complains about the cleanup and the action which Luvia and Rin were involved in. When the females were fighting over Shirou, Issei commented that he refused to hand over Shirou to some woman and only a man from Ryuudou temple can take care of Shirou. When Shirou was injected with a truth serum by Magical Ruby, he calls Issei a chicken. Issei was later injected with sedative and Magical Amber brain washed everybody to forget about the whole incident.

Carnival PhantasmEdit

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Issei in Carnival Phantasm.

In Carnival Phantasm, Issei tries to uncover Caster's real personality to Souichirou.

Other appearancesEdit

Capsule Servant - shirou rin true end

True Ending in Capsule Servant.

He makes a brief cameo appearance in the true ending of Capsule Servant.

In the Fate/Extra universe, SE.RA.PH used the information of Moon Cell to generate a NPC Issei Ryuudou based on this Issei.




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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4

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