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Yukimura Kodo, known as Kodo Yukimura in the localization, is an antagonist in Hakuōki. He is a small-time doctor in Edo and the creator of the Water of Life. He is Chizuru's adoptive father, initially thought to be blood-related.

Personality Edit

Kodo is self-righteous, resentful, and obsessive. He has a deep-seated hatred of humanity for having destroyed the Yukimura village, and though his exact motivations vary between routes, his decision to use furies as a method of exacting retribution is a constant. Having switched sides from the shogunate to the imperial court, Kodo has no sense of loyalty to humans, but he will always act in what he assumes are the demons' best interests despite Kazama, Amagiri, and Shiranui's repeated assurances to the contrary throughout most routes.

Additionally, Kodo is an excellent liar, as he is capable of consistently concealing his true thoughts and personality from Chizuru for the entirety of her childhood and early adolescence.

Background Edit

Yukimura Kodo is a fictional character, known as Yukimura Koudou in the original Japanese. He is a demon from the Yukimura village, although the majority of his heritage is human.

At some point, Kodo was educated in the Netherlands, where he began developing the Water of Life on shogunate orders. It is unknown how he first became affiliated with the government, but it may have something to do with the Yukimura clan's association with the Tokugawa.

By the time the game begins, Kodo has abandoned the shogunate for reasons unknown and thrown in his lot with the imperialist cause.

In Hakuōki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Edit

Kodo is an antagonist. Though Kodo is not encountered until after the routes divide, it is his absence which indirectly sets in motion the events of the story.

Prologue Edit

Kodo is first mentioned in the prologue, when Chizuru explains her purpose in Kyoto via narrative and flashback. Her father has been incommunicado for a month, so Chizuru left Edo in the hopes of finding him. On the night of her arrival, however, she encounters some furies and is rescued by the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 1 Edit

When Chizuru explains herself to the Shinsengumi, she mentions her father again, and the officers inform her that they are also looking for him. However, they cannot entrust Chizuru with any sensitive information, so they do not explain the extent of their involvement with Kodo. Some months later, the Watch is instructed to investigate his whereabouts.

Chapter 2 Edit

Chapter 3 Edit

Hijikata's route Edit

Okita's route Edit

Kodo is one of the main antagonists, along with Kaoru, though he ultimately dies by the latter's hand to save Chizuru and tells her in his dying moments about the water that can lessen the effects of the Water of Life.

Saito's route Edit

Kodo is the antagonist alongside Kazama.

Heisuke's route Edit

Kodo's situation is never revealed, and he is never given closure.

Harada's route Edit

Kodo is the main antagonist.

Kazama's route Edit

In Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds Edit

Kodo's involvement in the plot is largely the same as in the first half of Stories of the Shinsengumi, with the following exceptions.

Chapter 1 Edit

Hijikata reveals that there has been a lead on Kodo's whereabouts and gives Chizuru the opportunity to leave the compound and search for him with some of the captains.

Chapter 2 Edit

Chapter 3 Edit

Chapter 4 Edit

In Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms Edit

Kodo's involvement in the plot is largely the same as in the second half of Stories of the Shinsengumi, with the following exceptions.

Hijikata's route Edit

Okita's route Edit

Saito's route Edit

Heisuke's route Edit

Harada's route Edit

Nagakura's route Edit

Sanan's route Edit

Yamazaki's route Edit

Iba's route Edit

Kodo makes no appearance in this route, but Takeda mentions that he was killed by Saito. He does appear in a bad ending, however.

Souma's route Edit

Kodo makes no appearance in this route, but Miki reveals that Kodo helped him become a Fury. Amagiri later mentions Kodo's death to Chizuru and Souma at the hands of the Fury Corps.

Sakamoto's route Edit

Kodo initially appears with Kaoru to confront Chizuru and Sakamoto, but he flees while they are dealing with Kaoru. Near the end of the story, Sanan and Heisuke order Sakamoto and Chizuru to flee while they handle Kodo. None of the three are seen or mentioned again after this, but it can be assumed that Sanan and Heisuke reached the end of their lifespans after killing Kodo.

Kazama's route Edit

In the anime Edit

In the musicals Edit

Main article: Yukimura Kodo/HakuMyu

Kodo was portrayed by Edogawa Manji in HakuMyu Saito-hen through LIVE 2, and by Kawamoto Hiroyuki in HakuMyu Harada-hen and Hijikata-hen 2.

Gallery Edit

Quotes Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Though Kodo is not Chizuru's father by blood, his surname is still stated to be Yukimura.
    • On Iba's route, Sen refers to him as a "tributary" of the Yukimura clan. On Kazama's Edo Blossoms route, Kaoru states that he is a relative.
  • On Harada's Stories route, it is never revealed that Kodo is not actually related to Chizuru.
  • On Heisuke's route, Kodo's whereabouts, loyalties, and motivations also remain unclear, as he is never mentioned again after the split.
    • In HakuMyu Toudou-hen, Kodo plays a slightly larger role in the plot, as Sen stabs him while under Sanan's influence just before the Fury Corps kills him.