| Mahoyo | Without glasses | Kara no Kyoukai | Young|
|Franchise:||Kara no Kyoukai|
|Appears in:|| Kara no Kyoukai|
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
All Around Type-Moon
|Voice actor:|| Honda Takako (Movies)|
Inoue Kikuko (Drama CDs)
|Character type:||Human, Magus|
|Hair color:|| Red (New Design)|
Blue (Original Design)
|Eye color:|| Vermillion (New Design)|
Lavender (Original Design)
Touko Aozaki (蒼崎橙子, Aozaki Touko?) is the older sister of Aoko Aozaki. She is a principal character in Kara no Kyoukai and the main antagonist of the first part of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. She is an acquaintance of Alice Kuonji.
Aoko and Touko's grandfather, the third generation head, raised Touko in the way of the magus in his Workshop on the mountains, while Aoko and her parents lived separately. When Eiri Fumizuka apprenticed under the Aozaki clan, he was in a relationship with Touko. She was a student at the Reien Girl's Academy, where she became an acquaintance of Mother Riesbyfe.
However, when the two girls were 18 and 16 respectively, he suddenly changed the position of successor to Aoko, despite Aoko being a formally inferior magus (not counting her ability to "blow things up"). Shocked, Touko killed him right after he passed down the family heritage to her sister. Because of this Touko does not share a particularly good relationship with her sister.
Entering the Mage's AssociationEdit
When Touko was a teenager, she entered the Clock Tower academy to get her revenge on her sister who stole the rights of the Family Head of Aozaki Clan. She was a student along with Souren Araya and Cornelius Alba, they were a part of the Department of Universal Research. Touko rose to the rank of Master when she was 20 years old.
In her graduation, Touko wanted to earn the title "Blue" but instead she was given title "Red", this caused Cornelius envy and hatred as he wanted the title "Red".
All three were on good terms until they left for their own research. She studied the human body while aiming to recreate the original human body, She stated in "Paradox Spiral" that she left the research under the belief that modern humans could no longer reach Akasha after becoming too diversified genetically.
Leaving the Mage's AssociationEdit
Apparently, Touko is getting money from Mage's Association using her sister's name.
She bought Lugh Beowulf and gave him the name "Beowulf." They went on a number of exploits across Europe, and he remained undefeated throughout them. Some involved a train that collects mystic eyes, an ancient giant octopus living in the North Sea, the Bermuda triangle, which leads to another world, and an Elder Title Dead Apostle Ancestor.
Hall of MonasteryEdit
In the 90's, she runs a kind of detective agency Garan no Dou that only engages in cases with supernatural or abnormal elements. She placed a bounded field around the building that houses Garan no Dou that was supposed to make it undetectable via hypnotic suggestions, and made it into her workshop.
It is unknown how she met Azaka Kokutou but Nasu hinted that Tobimaru Tsukiji might be involve in how they met. She later took Azaka as her apprentice and developed the salamander glove to strengthen and better control her ability.
She is shown as a artistic puppet maker and as an occasional designer of buildings, she designed the Ogawa apartment spiral complex.
Touko looks like a woman in her late twenties. Despite hating her name due to the association with the color red, she has a habit of always wearing one orange-coloured accessory. She is a heavy smoker, so she is stated to always have a cigarette between her lips. According to Aoko, Touko "looks like an educated mom with spectacles and a cigarette". She is shown as a school girl in Character material, where she has long black hair.
She had short blue hair in the original illustrations of the Kara no Kyoukai novels, but Takashi Takeuchi changed her character design during the production of the films. He thought of the correct design for her by harmonizing her more with a relatively ordinary living, beautiful big sister-type who's good at her work rather than a magi who gives the impression of separating herself from this transient world. The reason why her hair was so short in the original design stems from the shorter hairstyle she wears in Mahou Tsukai no Yoru due to her contract with Lugh Beowulf.
Touko was originally obsessed with reaching the Akasha which led her to hate her sister. She was also very competitive with Araya, as both were trying to reach the Akasha, but eventually she gave up on it. While giving up on it, she enjoys her daily life with people she cares about. She usually cut ties with people and she realized that she stayed too long with Mikiya, Shiki and Azaka.
Touko is an individual with dual personalities, allowing her to change her personality depending on how she views the situation. When she first spoke to Mikiya on the phone, she had a serious tone to appear important, whereas when she meets Mikiya in person, she seemed nice and friendly. She switches depending on her glasses. When wearing them, her facial expressions are calm and kind and she is objective and ruthless. After taking them off, her facial expressions are very cruel and she is subjective and emotional. It is unknown, even to her, which is the real Touko, but emotional or not, she is fundamentally a romanticist.
She loves new things, and she will tinker restlessly with things in which she is interested. She can also be called a speed demon. She is also very loose with money, as she buys items with magic properties on impulse which leads her to being broke months at a time. She is easily roused and lacks patience. She hates being called "Dirty Red."
She runs Garan no Dou (伽藍の堂, Hall of Monastery?), a contract-based production company. The jobs she takes mainly involve puppet-making, but she will accept all kinds of jobs, including the production of anime, if she is interested. The building appears to be an abandoned building, and that is in fact its true nature. She purchased it after it was abandoned mid-construction, and she insisted on calling it her office. The first floor is ruins, the second and third floors are her workplace, and the fourth floor is her office. Mikya and Shiki have only seen the fourth floor. She has deployed a Bounded Field over it so that people who have no business there avoid it subconsciously.
Mahou Tsukai no YoruEdit
Touko is an antagonist appearing before Aoko, Alice and Soujuurou Shizuki, she brings Lugh with her to fight against them.
After Soujuurou defeated Lugh, Touko killed Soujuurou in front of Aoko by ripping him apart.
Touko was eventually defeated by Aoko and her Fifth Magic.
Kara no KyoukaiEdit
Chapter 4: The Hollow ShrineEdit
In May 1998, Mikiya Kokutou saw her puppets in the museum and was drawn to them; he sought Touko's workshop and was able to find it, regardless of the bounded field. Because of that, she acknowledged his talent for "finding things" and became his employer.
In June 1998, Shiki Ryougi awakens from her coma, and Touko replaces Araya as the new counselor and introduces herself to Shiki as her speech therapist. Touko explains to Shiki that she is confused and frightened due to losing her other personality. She visits Shiki every day, and eventually Shiki realizes she is dependent on their conversations. Before leaving, Touko places a rune Bounded Field to protect Shiki from spirits.
When Shiki tries to destroy her own eyes during in the night, Touko stops her claiming it is a waste and explains her new abilities.
When a Wraith possesses a dead corpse and enters Shiki's room to claim her body, Touko tried using her rune spell to burn the dead corpse but it was ineffective. Touko suggested retreating but Shiki refused and successfully killed the Wraith.
Touko then offered to teach Shiki how to use her abilities in return for her services as she lost her familiar, to which Shiki agrees.
Chapter 1: Overlooking the SceneryEdit
In September 1998, she and Mikiya were investigating the recent suicide at the Fujou apartment. She warns Mikiya not to go near the building but Mikiya didn't listen to her and was caught in a unconscious state by Kirie Fujou.
She explains to Shiki about the suicide cases and the abnormalities that led Mikiya's unconscious state.
After Shiki loses her artificial arm, Touko repaired and upgraded her Magical Prosthetic.
After Shiki defeats Kirie's spiritual body, Touko visits Kirie's physical body in the hospital. She asked a few questions on her incurable condition and the reason why she killed the other girls. Touko leaves the hospital after questioning her.
In the Epilogue, Touko is walking near the Fujou building with Azaka, where Fujou's corpse has been found. Azaka couldn't understand why she committed suicide and Touko comments that she just probably could not fly today.
Chapter 5: Paradox SpiralEdit
In November 1998, Touko was contacted by a police friend about a strange case involving with the Ogawa apartment complex. She knew something was odd as she was the original designer so she asked Mikiya to accompany her to the apartment. They found many abnormalities and Touko notice Alba spying on them.
She meets Alba in her exhibition. Alba revealed about the apartment plans and the kidnapping of Shiki. Touko took this as an offense towards her. Touko realized even she was involved in this, she wanted to solve this alone to save Shiki and protect her current lifestyle.
She went alone to the Ogawa apartment bringing along with her Projection machine. She meets Alba who challenges her. Touko suggested to bring out Araya as Alba wasn't capable of facing her. In the original novel she redirects Alba's thousand degree sea-of-flames spell, and nonchalantly uses it to light her cigarette. Alba was swallowed by the cat familiar and knocked out but Araya saved him. She faced and seemingly defeated Araya with her Projection Machine but Touko soon realized the Araya she defeated was a puppet. She was later incapacitated by the real Araya when he pulled out her heart from behind. However she did not die as Araya kept her in a frozen state, he decapitated her head by ripping her head from her body and stored it in a jar.
Araya handed the head to Alba. As Alba was about to leave, he saw Mikiya and, believing him to be her apprentice, attempted to torture him and cursed Touko's head.
The puppet who awakened after Cornelius killed Touko disobeyed her own rule of "begin activity after constructing a puppet" and went straight for Alba bringing along her familiar 'Sealed Box'. Cornelius was devoured by Touko's 'sealed box' after calling her by her nickname, "Dirty Red".
After Alba death, Touko provided first aid for Mikaya. Araya was peeking at Touko, asking if she wants to resume the fight but Touko claims its foolish to fight him again inside the building even if she has chance of winning with her Sealed Box. Touko laughs at Araya, for his mistake to imprison Shiki within a barrier isolated from space rather than locking her physically. She revealed to Araya that Shiki can cut down his barrier to escape which caused him to suffer pain from inside as the Ogawa Apartment is linked to his body.
As the Apartment crumbling down, Touko grabbed Mikiya and evacuated straight away. After Araya's defeat by the hands of Shiki, Touko and Araya had their last conversion together. Touko expresses that his downfall was caused by Enjou Tomoe's love for his family as well as his breaking out of the cycle created by Araya. Touko revealed that his name is the same thing he detest before he died.
In the epilogue, Mikiya revealed that Touko dispose of the corpsed found in the ruins in the Ogawa Apartment.
Chapter 6: Oblivion RecorderEdit
In Januray 1999, Touko asked Azaka and Shiki to investigate the case involving with a magus controlling Fairies in the Reien Girl's Academy.
Shiki and Azaka found an old photo of her when she was a student, much to their amusement.
Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part 2Edit
In February 1999, Touko talks to Mikiya about the recent murders and their connection with Shiki. She allowed Mikiya to take some time off from work to learn the truth.
She called Daisuke Akimi about the recent homicide case; Touko went to investigate the crime scene and agrees with Daisuke that the recent murder and the case 4 years ago are related.
After Lio Shirazumi leaves Mikiya and warns him not to approach him again. Mikiya asked Touko if she'll be able to help Lio. She reveals details about origins and that it is impossible to help Lio in his current state. As Mikiya went to search for Shiki, Touko wishes him well and hopes fate allows them to meet again. Azaka barges in complaining about Mikiya's relationship with Shiki and wishes him to cut his ties with her. Touko realized that she stayed too long and she's planning on leaving.
Touko is referenced in the epilogue of the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night, but she goes unnamed. After Shirou Emiya's body was destroyed, they required a puppet body for him after he was partially restored by the Third Magic. They sold the books at the Matou house to obtain a body left by a famous puppet maker, but it has some problems because it was obtained used. It is still the best one out of all those they tried, so they wish to look for her to obtain one that matches him. They note that it will be hard to find the creator because she is marked with a Sealing Designation and on the run from the Mage's Association.
Touko is a powerful magus, and while she does not compare in terms of skill as a magus to someone like Cornelius Alba, she is a genius with talents that are independent of her lineage. Touko has twenty Magic Circuits, and while not an extremely large number, it was a surprise to the Aozaki clan due to the number of Magic Circuits in their line having been dwindling. In terms of quality, her Magic Circuits are among the best in the world. Due to her formidable power, Mage's Association dubbed her with the color Red (橙, Tou?), which is one of the three primary colors. She wished to get the color Blue, but that title was taken by her sister Aoko. Although powerful by modern standards, she is still incapable of facing a serious Caster.
She is able to create a Bounded Field around Shiki's hospital room with the help of a rune stone, which prevents the entry of spirits. One Wraith manages to find his way inside of it by possessing a dead corpse. She is also proficient in using rune-based thaumaturgy. One of her rune spells, Ansuz can kill a human easily by burning the heart but it's ineffective against dead people. Her use of runes is not that powerful, instead being secondary to her skills in puppet-crafting and body modification.
While she jokes half-seriously about only being able to fly with a broom, she actually patented a new type of flight most commonly called "Touko Travel."
Touko smokes Dragon Smoke (煙龍, ?) cigarettes very frequently. They were made in Taiwan, and they are of poor quality. The maker has since disappeared , and only one cardbox-full was ever made by a curious craftsman. They are the second most valuable item in Garan no Dou. She often uses them to write her runes in the air.She is an expert on Mystic Eyes and she created glasses that can suppress their effects. The glasses Shiki Tohno wears were originally made by Touko. Her sister Aoko stole them from Touko and made them indestructible. She also crafted a pair of Mystic Eyes of Binding for herself which are capable of trapping her victims in powerful illusions.
She has a contract with Lugh Beowulf, which she formed by "offering" her hair. Twenty-years worth of hair is significant to a female magus, and needed to form a contract with a beast of his rank. Hair is a female magus' best possible weapon, ingredient, or item, as it can amplify spells and the like. Its worth is best emphasized in Aoko's fight with the Flat Snark, and as one of the reasons Touko lost to Aoko, as there is no way she can plan a comeback against Aoko because she has exhausted her resources, hair and money alike, already. It should have been worth it due to her contract with Lugh securing her complete success, which allowed them to go up against a Dead Apostle Ancestor, among other escapades, without being defeated once. This changes after his defeat at the hands of Soujuurou Shizuki. Touko says he is not as useful after learning defeat because he is no longer perfect. While more valuable than a novice, he will likely lose sight of what makes him special when faced with magic.
As a doll-maker, she received a Sealing Designation for creating a doll (body) that was an exact replica of her own body. She's able to reproduce parts of a body that can be used instead of the lost part. While this would be nothing special, she can reproduce the part in such a perfect way that it is indistinguishable from the real one.
Touko's puppets are stored all over the world. After one dies, the active, next-in-line Touko (puppet) will awaken. Touko (puppet) will first construct a puppet of herself, and then go outside to start her hunt for pretty girls. However, whether she inherits the will and goals of the original will depend on her location. The closer the puppet is to the original, the more likely she will inherit the original's will. If the puppet is activated from a site that is too distant, a blank in her memory proportional to the distance will form. 
This puppet appeared in Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. Touko crafted it to resemble her little sister, it has 4 arms with a crow mode and a spider mode. It can self-destruct.
Created by Touko Aozaki to replace the familiar that was destroyed by her sister.
It appeared in Kara no Kyoukai: Paradox Spiral. A suitcase with a projector installed inside. It shapes Ether Clump in the form of a monstrous cat that cannot be destroyed unless the suitcase is destroyed. It also has the ability to heal Touko by enveloping her.
Another of Touko Aozaki familiars, a black monster with a thousand mouths and thorn-like tentacles stuck inside a box. It drags its victims to inside the box so it can eat them.
- ↑ TYPE-MOON Fes. 10th Anniversary Q & A:
Q: Do you have any plans of telling the story of how Azaka and Touko met?
A: Ah, what's with these toxic loaded questions... the HP of Nasu's liver is already at zero! To be honest I do have plans to write a short story like Outside of the Universe, when I have the time. However, I just don't have that kind of time. By the way, Tsukiji will appear as well.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
Aozaki Touko (Character)
She looks like a woman in her late 20s. Touko is the guide in this tale, yet at the same time she is an outsider. The owner of the Workshop, Garen no Dou.
She is one of the magi that appear in this tale, and makes a living by crafting puppets.
Touko is an individual with dual personalities, and the switch is made by putting on and taking off her glasses. With her glasses on, Touko is objective and ruthless; yet without her glasses, she is subjective and emotional. Which one is the real Aozaki Touko, even Touko herself does not really know. Emotional or not, Touko is fundamentally a romanticist.
Touko loves new things, and will tinker restlessly with things that she is interested in. She is also a speed demon.
Although Kara no Kyoukai will not be a story without Touko, she does not constitute the body of the tale.
Touko hates her name, yet she has a habit of always wearing one piece of orange-coloured accessory.
Even though Touko has a younger sister, their relationship is extremely bad.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
Haru to Tsuki to Sora to - Touko
[Aozaki Touko (surface)] - Huh? Heey, Kokutou-kuun?
[Aozaki Touko (undersurface)] - 【Aozaki Touko - Design Notes】
During the time of producing the Anime-version, I decided to alter the design she had in the Doujin-paper book.
As a result of thinking again in my own special way of a correct design for Touko, I harmonized more with a relatively ordinary living, beautiful big sister-type who's good at her work, than a magician who gives the impression of separating herself from this transient world.
By the way, I think you will understand the reason why her hair was short in the doujin version, if you'll be able to see Mahoutsukai no Yoru.
While wearing her glasses, her facial expression is calm and kind.
When she's taking them of, her facial expression is very cruel.
Touko "offered" her long hair to Lugh Beowulf to be able to form a contract with a beast of his rank. This should have secured a complete success until Soujuurou beat the hell out of this werewolf. Also, 20-year-worth of hair is significant. The worth of a female magus' hair was emphasized during Aoko's fight with the Snark. It's a female magus' best possible weapon/ingredient/item as it can amplify spells and such. This is why should Touko lose in her fight with Aoko (in which she did lose), there's no way she can plan a comeback because she has exhausted her resources already. (hair and money alike)
Garan no Dou ("Temple Hall", Location)
A contract-based production company operated by Aozaki Touko. Although the majority of the jobs were puppet-making, if Touko was interested, all sorts of jobs were accepted. It even produced anime.
Almost no one approached the Garan no Dou because a Boundary Field was deployed over the workshop. People who had no business there avoided it subconsciously.
It appeared to be an abandoned building, and it really was an abandoned building.
Touko purchased this building which was abandoned mid-construction and insisted on calling it her office.
The first floor was just ruins. The second and third floors were where Touko worked. The fourth floor was the office. Mikiya and Shiki had only seen the fourth floor.
Magic Circuits (Others)
The pseudo-nerves existing in the body of a magus.
They are the paths that convert life force into prana, as well as the paths which connect to the foundations underlying Grand Rituals.
The number of Magic Circuits is determined at birth. Mage lineages will resort to any means to alter themselves in hope of giving their descendants just one more Circuit.
This is why magi from older lineages are more powerful.
In terms of the number of Magic Circuits, and the quality of the lineage, Cornelius Alba is undoubtedly a first rate magus.
In fact, neither Aozaki Touko nor Araya Souren have many Magic Circuits. Touko has about 20, Araya about 30.
Still, the two are considered geniuses: Touko has talents that are independent of her lineage. Araya's overwhelming power is probably a result of the anguish that he ceaselessly accumulated through the ages.
- ↑ 4Gamer Interview with Mahou Tsukai no Yoru Staff - Even though Touko's magic circuit is one of the best in the world, Aozaki's fifth magic does not require that kind of thing.
- ↑ TYPE-MOON Fes. 10th Anniversary Q & A:
Q: It has been said that a certain Aozaki cannot even defeat a serious Caster, is this "certain Aozaki" Aoko Aozaki? Is this an assessment based on Aoko using True Magic?
A: "A certain Aozaki" includes both Aoko and Touko. In a magecraft battle by modern standards, a "magus" who is capable of defeating a serious Caster does not exist.
Kara no Kyoukai Film pamphlets - Q: How strong is Touko's Rune magecraft? Takeuchi: Oh no, this guy is getting really suspicious. Shhhh! It is pretty useless? You cannot say that!
Nasu: Touko's Rune magecraft.... Mmm, it is not that powerful. Her true power lies in puppet-crafting, or body modification.
Dragon Smoke" (Terms) English | JapaneseThe cigarette that Aozaki Touko frequently smoked. Made in Taiwan, and of poor quality. It was not manufactured by a large corporation. The maker had since disappeared, only one cardbox-ful was made by a curious craftsman. The second most valuable item in Garan no Dou.
- ↑ Fate/complete material III pp. 130-136:
Q: Who arranged to get Rider’s “Mystic Eye Killer” contact lenses at the end of Sakura’s route? And was the creator of those glasses Aozaki Touko?
A: Touko-san seems to pop up everywhere... “Ah, for inquiries about Mystic Eyes, haunting ghosts, or troubles with ungrateful little sisters, please- please call Garan no Dou~”
TYPE-MOON Fes. 10th Anniversary Q & A - Q: Why did Touko not have any memories when she switched to her puppet body? Q: Why did Touko not have any memories when she switched to her puppet body?
A: I think it is because the transition is too smooth.
Touko #1: "I am a bit tired. Time for a nap ~★"
Puppet Touko: "Oops, I dozed off for six hours instead of three ~★"
As smooth as that. Touko's puppets are stored all over the world. After one dies, the active, next-in-line Touko (puppet) will awaken. Touko (puppet) will first construct a puppet of herself, and then go outside to start her hunt for bishoujo. However, whether she inherits the will and goals of the original will depend on her location. The closer the puppet is to the original, the more likely she will inherit the original's will. If the puppet is activated from a site that is too distant, a blank in her memory proportional to the distance will form.
By the way, the puppet who awakened after Alba killed Touko disobeyed her own rule of "begin activity after constructing a puppet" and went straight for Alba. That is Touko for you, easily roused and lacks patience.
|Aoko Aozaki • Alice Kuonji • Soujuurou Shizuki • Touko Aozaki • Lugh Beowulf • Tobimaru Tsukiji • Kojika Kumari • Housuke Kinomi • Yuika Suse • Ritsuka Suse • Eiri Fumizuka • Kazuki Yamashiro • Yurihiko Tokitsu • May Riddell Archelot|
|Azaka Kokutou • Cornelius Alba • Daisuke Akimi • Fujino Asagami • Hideo Hayama • Kaede Enjou • Kaori Tachibana • Keita Minato • Kirie Fujou • Lio Shirazumi • Mana Ryougi • Mikiya Kokutou • Misaya Ouji • Mitsuru Kamekura • Otoko Hotaruzuka • Satsuki Kurogiri • Shiki Ryougi • Shizune Seo • Souren Araya • Takayuki Enjou • Tomoe Enjou • Touko Aozaki|