Feudal Domains and Prefectures of Japan

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This is a list of the Feudal Domains and Prefectures of Japan. These characters often do not appear within the manga or anime, but are drawn in official artwork or sketches, or are referenced in official materials. Many are based off of characters seen in Himaruya's previous series.

Feudal Domains

These characters have appeared in The World at War and the Fool of Owari, representing the different territories or clans of feudal Japan. While Aizu and Mito made cameo appearances in a previous storyline (Black Ships Have Come!), the other three have only appeared in this unfinished story, though Owari is the only one involved in the actual story so far (with Kanazawa and Sendai appearing in footnotes). Each character is based off of a character from one of Himaruya's previous webcomics. For information on Osaka, see Osaka.

However, Himaruya later released designs for personifications of Japan's modern prefectures that do not bear any resemblance to his other characters. Due to the unfinished status of Owari, it is uncertain if Kanazawa and Sendai are still intended as canon and if other character notes still apply.

Aizu

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A character representing the Aizu Domain (which was part of the Mutsu Province, and now the westernmost half of Fukushima Prefecture).

He is very serious and loyal, but too hard-headed to keep up with the changing times. Aizu tried to fight to the end in the Boshin War, but Sendai dragged him down and he was eventually defeated by his sister (Miharu) and fell into poverty.

In Black Ships Have Come!, he is the one to suggest that the Japanese find a way to get along with the Westerners, though he is chewed out for his idea by Mito.

The basis for his design is the character Homare Aizu from the series Barjona Bombers.

Kanazawa

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A character representing the Kanazawa (Kaga) Domain (now Ishikawa Prefecture). He is usually moody and depressed due to having a lot of rain. He doesn't like to fight, and would prefer to write poetry or create art.

The basis for his design is the character Noto Kanazawa from the series Advance! Kitakou Broadcasting Club. Though the Pure version of Noto has also made cameo appearances in the Hetalia series, it appears that Kanazawa is modeled after Noto's earlier personality and appearance (dubbed "White Noto").

Mito

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A character representing the Mito Domain, Mito is a logical, spirited, and grouchy man with an enormous ego and bad temper. He has a strong sense of justice that can get out of control, which causes him to make trouble for others.

In the Black Ships strips, Mito becomes angered at the idea of making peace with Western powers and wants no part with interacting with the foreigners.

The basis for his design is the character Junsa Mito from the series Advance! Kitakou Broadcasting Club.

Owari

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A character representing the Owari Domain. A wild woman with a very "strange" personality, she is often left out due to her insistence at being non-conformist. She is very vocal about money and food, and her specialty is inventing strange types of food. It is said that she has a complicated relationship with Mikawa.

In the unfinished Owari strip, she urges Japan to stay away from Oda Nobunaga, the future ruler, as she finds him to be a disgrace.

The basis for her design is the character Miyako Owari from the series Advance! Kitakou Broadcasting Club, though Miyako's hair is long and blonde while this Owari's hair is dark and held up in a bun. Even so, she retains the red hairclips that Miyako wears as accessories in her hair.

Sendai

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A character representing the Sendai Domain. A foolish woman that is described as the "Italy" to Japan. She is considered to be useless and cowardly, and said to have ignored battles if food didn't come. Her most notable features are her pigtails and large straw hat.

The basis for her design is the character Hagina Sendai from the series Barjona Bombers.

Prefectures

These characters have appeared as chibis on Himaruya's website as updated versions of some personifications he had made for the Japanese Prefectures years earlier. Aside from Osaka, none of these characters have appeared in any comics other than Watching the WBC Together with all the Japanese Prefectures in Volume 4. Many characters closely resemble a character from Himaruya's earlier webcomics and some may have served as inspiration for that character.

Hokkaidō Region

Hokkaidō Prefecture.

Flag of Hokkaido Prefecture.svg Hokkaidō Prefecture (北海道 Hokkaidō?) is depicted wearing a cowboy hat and a vest, with a collared shirt underneath. He appears to own a pet calf. The basis for his design is the character Iyuta Nibutani from the series Advance! Kitakou Broadcasting Club Pure.

Tōhoku Region

Left to Right: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima Prefectures.

Flag of Aomori Prefecture.svg Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomori-ken?) has black hair with a small ahoge and brown eyes. He was depicted wearing a black shirt with matching pants, as well as a beige jacket . He also seems to own a small spotted cat.

Flag of Iwate Prefecture.svg Iwate Prefecture (岩手県 Iwate-ken?) has long, blueish-grey hair with bangs and brown eyes. She wears a beige beret and two small flowers in her hair, one above her left ear and the other in her hair on the other side. She was depicted wearing a uniform with a beige jacket and a dark green skirt. She is depicted carrying what seems to be a white book. She appears to own a strange pet.

Flag of Miyagi Prefecture.svg Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県 Miyagi-ken?) has light-colored hair with a long ahoge that swoops down and brown eyes. His is depicted wearing a uniform with a dark grey jacket and black tie, and with plaid black and white pants. Miyagi also sports a cape that has a pattern of circles near its bottom edge. In one hand, he carries a Japanese sword, and in the other, some green food.

Flag of Akita Prefecture.svg Akita Prefecture (秋田県 Akita-ken?) has long, dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is depicted wearing a black girl's uniform with black tights and white shoes. She was drawn holding a mask of a scary face.

Flag of Yamagata Prefecture.svg Yamagata Prefecture (山形県 Yamagata-ken?) has short, black hair with bangs, with the right side held back with a white bobby pin or barrette. She is depicted wearing a white bandanna that has a small flower on it. She wears perhaps a dark dress with a white apron tied with a big bow in the back, black tights and white shoes. She is shown wearing black oven mitts and carrying a pot with hot food.

Flag of Fukushima Prefecture.svg Fukushima Prefecture (福島県 Fukushima-ken?) has black hair with sideburns, brown eyes, and thick eyebrows. He is depicted wearing a black tracksuit with accents with rolled up sleeves. He appears to own the pig that he carries.

Kantō Region

Top Row, Left to Right: Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, and Saitama Prefectures. Bottom Row, Left to Right: Chiba, Tōkyō, and Kanagawa Prefectures.

Flag of Ibaraki Prefecture.svg Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken?)

Flag of Tochigi Prefecture.svg Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken?)

Flag of Gunma Prefecture.svg Gunma Prefecture (群馬県 Gunma-ken?)

Flag of Saitama Prefecture.svg Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県 Saitama-ken?)

Flag of Chiba Prefecture.svg Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken?)

Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg Tōkyō Prefecture (東京 Tōkyō?)

Flag of Kanagawa Prefecture.svg Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県 Kanagawa-ken?)

Chūbu Region

Left to Right: Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui Prefectures.

Flag of Toyama Prefecture.svg Toyama Prefecture (富山県 Toyama-ken?)

Flag of Ishikawa Prefecture.svg Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県 Ishikawa-ken?)

Flag of Fukui Prefecture.svg Fukui Prefecture (福井県 Fukui-ken?)

Kansai Region

Top Row, Left to Right: Mie, Shiga, Kyōto, and Ōsaka Prefectures.
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Hyōgo, Nara, and Wakayama Prefectures.

Flag of Mie Prefecture.svg Mie Prefecture (三重県 Mie-ken?)

Flag of Shiga Prefecture.svg Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県~ Shiga-ken?)

Flag of Kyoto Prefecture.svg Kyōto Prefecture (京都府 Kyōto-fu?)

Flag of Osaka Prefecture.svg Ōsaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu?) is depicted with short, light-colored hair in present-day appearances and golden eyes. In the modern day, he is drawn wearing sweater-vest and khakis or a hoodie, and shows a great love for food as well as an ability to speak Dutch. He is shown interacting with Japan the most, and seems to take an assistant-like position. The basis for his design is the character Tsukomi Hoke from the series Barjona Bombers.

Flag of Hyogo Prefecture.svg Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken?)

Flag of Nara Prefecture.svg Nara Prefecture (奈良県 Nara-ken?)

Flag of Wakayama Prefecture.svg Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県 Wakayama-ken?)

Shikoku Region

Left to Right: Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, and Kōchi Prefectures.

Flag of Tokushima Prefecture.svg Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県 Tokushima-ken?)

Flag of Kagawa Prefecture.svg Kagawa Prefecture (香川県 Kagawa-ken?)

Flag of Ehime Prefecture.svg Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県 Ehime-ken?)

Flag of Kochi Prefecture.svg Kōchi Prefecture (高知県 Kōchi-ken?)

Kyūshū Region

Top Row, Left to Right: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto Prefectures. Bottom Row, Left to Right: Ōita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima Prefectures.

Flag of Fukuoka Prefecture.svg Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken?)

Flag of Saga Prefecture.svg Saga Prefecture (佐賀県 Saga-ken?)

Flag of Nagasaki Prefecture.svg Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県 Nagasaki-ken?)

Flag of Kumamoto Prefecture.svg Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県 Kumamoto-ken?)

Flag of Oita Prefecture.svg Ōita Prefecture (大分県 Ōita-ken?)

Flag of Miyazaki Prefecture.svg Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken?)

Flag of Kagoshima Prefecture.svg Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken?)

Okinawa Region

Flag of Okinawa Prefecture.svg Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県 Okinawa-ken or Uchinā-ken)

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