|“|| I may have betrayed Kaname as a vampire, but this time I'll make sure that I won't betray him as a friend.||”|
— Takuma Ichijo, Vampire Knight Guilty
Night Class Vice-president, Student
Asato Ichijo (Grandfather,Deceased)
Takuma Ichijo (一条 拓麻, Ichijōu Takuma) is the vice-president of the Night Class at Cross Academy. He is an Aristocrat vampire and is good friends with Kaname Kuran, whom he is close to and respects.
AppearanceEditTakuma is tall, lean-built, thin with a slight pale complexion, bright green eyes, and blonde hair. His hair is a few shades lighter than Hanabusa's and is slightly neater. Takuma often dresses in his Night Class uniform and, if not, dresses casually like Kaname. Like all vampires, he is described as being quite attractive.
Takuma appears very un-vampire like with his cheerful, enthusiastic, and caring demeanor whether it be towards humans or vampires. However he is also very capable of being deadly and determined when the situation requires. His constant smile and upbeat attitude, even in dark or painful situations, sometimes make it difficult to tell what he’s really thinking or feeling.
Kaname grew up in his house and as a result,Takuma understands and is more comfortable with him than most vampires. He seems to understand the burden that being a Pureblood can be, and is not particularly reverent or afraid of them. Takuma is also clever at mentioning the flaws or negativites of Kaname's character or decisions without angering him, and is the only one who can name Kaname without honorifics.
In school, he took his roommate, Senri Shiki, under his wing and looked after him, becoming quite close to both him and Rima Toya as a result. He is very loyal to his friends and will protect and stand up for them no matter what. Although Takuma usually possesses a carefree attitude, it can be shown that he understands complicated scenarios with an air of maturity, though occasionally showing an immature side.
Takuma's hobbies are reading (manga, mysteries, dictionaries), playing rakugo, and performing tea ceremonies. Takuma is a master when it comes to tea, something that both Kaname Kuran and Sara Shirabuki seem to like. He likes his rose tea with rose jam.
The Ichijo family is the highest family of the vampire aristocrats Pureblood families. Takuma's father is an actor and his mother is the head of a flower arranging (ikebana) school. It is most likely that Takuma was raised by his grandfather, Asato Ichijo (the former head of the Vampire Council), who educated him and has high expectations of him. Asato appeared to have ambitions of marrying him to a member of the Shirabuki family.
PlotEditHis grandfather asks him to spy on Kaname, but he refuses out of loyalty and attempts to break free of his grandfather's mold. Takuma attempts to protect the possessed Senri Shiki, forced to go against Kaname in order to protect all his friends. Following Shiki's freedom from Rido's possession, Takuma has rejoined Kaname's side, where he appears in time to stop Kaname from killing his grandfather and instead insists on being allowed to handle the issue. It is strongly hinted at that Takuma intends to end his life along with his grandfather, saying "Together, let us put an end to the Ichijo line." But it is revealed that he never got his wish, as he was discovered unconscious afterward by Sara Shirabuki, one of the only known Pureblood vampires, who said that she always wanted "to have" Takuma, as though he were simply a doll or a toy. He is currently in the hands of Sara Shirabuki, who is torturing him to extract information about Kaname.
After the one year time-skip, he seems to be living with her and is quite healthy physically. But as time progresses, he starts to lose his luster. The smiling, cheerful Takuma that was shown in the beginning is now a lot more serious and stern. He seems to be more distressed as he sees the terrible things that Sara is doing. It seems that she is using his name and face to control 'The Ichijo Group' in the background to get what she wants. He also sees that she is keeping humans locked away, forcing them to agree to let her turn them into vampires. He vows to stop her as soon as he gets the chance. While it can be speculated that while their relationship was all right in the beginning of the year time skip, the more he sees of her cruel behavior, the more he distresses and wants to leave. It can also be speculated that she has used her Pureblood control to keep him where he is or tell him what to do.After Sara Shirabuki dies it is left unknown where Takuma is after that. Later it is shown that he is with Kaname Kuran when he asked Zero to join Kaname and Yuki with tea. As well as with Senri and Rima before the tea, talking to them.
In the anime it is left unknown where Takuma is and whether or not he lived or died.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Like all other Aristocrat vampires, Ichijo has accelerated healing, his vampire power is to disintegrate matter to a molecular level, which is to break up or explode the form of anything he wants. He is also very talented with the katana sword, showing swordsmanship.
Sara ShirabukiEditThe relationship between the two is somewhat mysterious. Takuma seems to have become quite close to Sara Shirabuki during the one year time-skip, although the nature of their relationship is still unknown. Despite the fact that Sara likes to treat him as her personal slave, Takuma comes to her defense when Rima Toya and Senri Shiki ask if she has abused him.Takuma was actually under influence of Sara because of her powers. Although it isn't shown in the anime or manga, he was being tricked by her powers. Before consuming her blood, he was prone to mild disobedience, to which he received a violent rebuttal by Sara. Sara tells him that she has always wanted him, because he would be the voice of truth where other vampires would tell her whatever she wished. Takuma interprets this revelation as a warped love confession, and from then starts drinking blood from her neck (Some believe that this is an act only between lovers, as most would just drink from the wrist). Under the power of her blood, he is extremely protective of her, even going as far as to insult Yuki Kuran by standing in front of her during a confrontation, and even risking death by Kaname's hand when the latter came to murder her. He is the first to come to her aid when Sara is attacked by the Ancestress. When she is released from the Ancestress' grip, Takuma carries her away from the battle. He asks her if his feelings for her were just manipulated through her power, to which she smiles and remarks that their love was no where near normal (meaning she used him for her own uses). She asks he bears witness to the destructive nature of the Purebloods, and kisses Takuma before shattering into a million pieces.
- Main article: Kaname and Takuma
Takuma and Kaname spent ten years together as constant companions after Kaname's parents died. Since Kaname got Yuki back, Takuma has kept his distance. After Sara Shirabuki dies it is later shown that he is with Kaname Kuran when he asked Zero to join Kaname and Yuki with tea. As well as with Senri and Rima before the tea, talking to them.
- Main article: Takuma and Shiki
Takuma and Senri are very close friends and were roommates at Cross Academy. Sometimes, Senri rests his head on Takuma's shoulder while he reads his manga.
- "I'm sorry, ladies. I'll bring Senri back to you!" (To Day Class, St. Xocolatl's Day)
- "Is there...something else you need, Kaname?" (To Kaname, Outside Cross Academy)
- "To use a pyramid as an example...former humans are lower than common vampires. To tell the truth, they aren't treated very well. The vampire I killed...was a Level E vampire-a vampire who's fallen outside the pyramid." (To Yuki, Night Party)
- "I may have betrayed Kaname as a vampire, but I won't betray him as a friend." (Vampire Knight Guilty)
- "Hey don't forget everyone! This is my birthday so you must celebrate properly for me! Yuki -chan and Kiryu-kun are also my special guests!" (to night party)
- "It seems that I am jealous." (to Sara Shirabuki)
- "This isn't a children's quarrel here." (Episode 1 of Vampire Knight Guilty To Kaname)
- "Oh no! This is worst than St. Xocolatl's Day!" (to the night class)
- "A late arrival...a transfer student...it's quite mysterious...something is definately wrong here." (to the night class again)
-Maybe his smiles hides his pain, we don't know. In the manga, after the Rido's and Kaname's war, he becomes a main character, with Sara Shirabuki.
-Takuma's english voice actor, Spike Spencer, voiced Rolo Lamperouge in the famous anime series Code Geass.
|Yuki Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Zero Kiryu|
|Haruka Kuran | Juri Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Yuki Kuran | Rido Kuran | Shizuka Hio | Ouri | Sara Shirabuki | Isaya Shoto | Toma (Lord)|
|Hanabusa Aido | Tsukiko Aido | Asato Ichijo | Takuma Ichijo | Akatsuki Kain | Maria Kurenai | Seiren | Senri Shiki | Ruka Souen | Rima Toya|
|Vampire Hunter's Association|
|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | Kaito Takamiya | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Jinmu | Momoyama|
|Yuki Cross | Nadashiko Shindo | Sayori Wakaba | Kaseumi Kageyama | Ichiru Kiryu|