Touko Aozaki (蒼崎 橙子, Aozaki Tōko?) is the older sister of Aoko Aozaki. She is a principal character in Kara no Kyoukai and the main antagonist of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru.



Aoko and Touko's grandfather, the third generation head, raised Touko in the way of the magus in his Workshop on the mountains in Misaki Town, while Aoko and her parents lived separately. When Eiri Fumizuka apprenticed under the Aozaki clan, he was Touko's first love.[4]

Early yearsEdit

When she was 14, she studied in a certain school in England. After studying there for 2 years, she returned to Japan and became a student at the Reien Girl's Academy, where she became acquainted with Mother Riesbyfe. Touko happily enjoyed her time as a high school student. She was an honour student and with her bright and cheerful personality, excellent grades, and ability to deftly handle both serious matters with her American jokes has earned her as one of the three shining stars of the dorm.[5] As a student, she caused a hurricane just by winking and she made a pitcher soil himself by standing in the on-deck circle.[6]

However, when her grandfather suddenly changed the position of successor to Aoko, despite Aoko being a formally inferior magus (not counting her ability to "blow things up"). She fled to the Mage's Association.[7] Because of this Touko does not share a particularly good relationship with her sister. She is an acquaintance of Alice Kuonji.

Entering the Mage's AssociationEdit

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Touko, Araya and Cornelius

When Touko was a teenager, she traveled to London and made quite a name for herself.[8] 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. She has a rivalry relationship with Souren, at first they took interest in each other as fellow countrymen and they started off exchanging views as two people with similar ideals.[9] Cornelius wanted to be acknowledged by her so he was always popping in to Touko’s research laboratory just to gossip and brag about himself.[10] She regretted cooking her special homemade food “Pizza Crackers” for Cornelius.[11] She was friends with Leiv Uvall who was also a student. Touko rose to the rank of Master when she was 20 years old.

In her graduation, Touko wanted to earn the highest colored title of "Blue" but instead was given title "Red" and had the title of "Blue" stolen by her sister. She then began to be called "Scarred 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 the Root after becoming too diversified genetically.

Leaving the Mage's AssociationEdit

She quickly withdrew from the Association due to being problematic.[8] Apparently, Touko is getting money from Mage's Association using her sister's name.

She bought Lugh Beowulf from a village of werewolves with 20-years' worth of her hair and gave him the name "Beowulf." She does not have a binding magecraft that could possibly restrain him, but he is lured by her "good scent" and her promise to "let him battle the greatest Mystery". 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.

At some point, she encountered Francesca. Upon being called Scarred Red by Francesca, she proceeded to kill her thirteen times, destroying her workshop and stealing her magical items every time. Although Francesca succeeded in killing Touko once, the demon that spawns from her Sealed Box emerged from her body and Touko was revived in another body. The killing spree was finally put to a stop when Aoko intervened. At this time, Touko killed Francesca one last time and declared she didn't want to see her ever again.[12]


  • Touko's Jacket in "Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine"
  • Touko's Jacket in "Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral"

Touko looks like a woman in her late twenties, even when she is decades older. Lord El-Melloi II comments that this is because she is "fixed into place". Despite hating her name due to the association with the color orange, she has a habit of always wearing one orange-coloured accessory.[13] She is a heavy smoker, smoking the rare brand Dragon Smoke despite their bad taste, so she is stated to always have a cigarette between her lips. She often uses them to write her runes in the air. According to Aoko, Touko "looks like an educated mom with spectacles and a cigarette". The glasses Touko wore are also Mystic Eyes Killers.[14]


Touko originally had a terrible relationship with Aoko because she took her position as the successor to the Fifth Magic.[13] In her later years, however, this relationship appears to be mended. In retaliation for having her prized Mystic Eye Killers stolen from her, she's been making an effort to buy as much stuff as she can under Aoko's name. Even though there's a high chance of her location leaking out if she keeps it up, it seems that revenge against Aoko even takes priority over her own self-preservation.[7]

Touko was originally obsessed with reaching the Swirl of the Root which led her to hate her sister. She was competitive with Araya as they 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.[15] It is unknown, even to her, which is the real Touko, but emotional or not, she is fundamentally a romanticist.[13] It is uncertain what personality she has once she put on sunglasses but she'd turn into one of those cute weirdo characters with a nonsensical verbal tic.[16]

Touko believes a certification is not really proof of anything, it's just a scrap of paper. Likewise, as long as you've actually got the skills to back it up, things like licenses or certifications are completely unnecessary. She's qualified in Medical Treatment, Construction, Business, and Information Gathering.[17]

She loves new things, and she will tinker restlessly with things in which she is interested. She can also be called a speed demon.[13] In her underground garage, she has four cars, two motorcycles, and an engine propeller plane.[18] She is also very loose with money, as she buys items with magic properties from "Dark Amazon" on impulse which leads her to being broke months at a time.[19] For example, she brought a Ouija Board because she thought it would look good in her office.[20]

Sometimes she could not provide salary for her staff because of her spending. As compensation for Shiki's work, Touko will usually give her an upgrade to her artificial arm, or maybe a rare knife to stop her sulking.[21]

She hates being called "Scarred Red" (傷んだ赤
, Itanda aka
Sukā Reddo
?, "Disgraced Scarlet" in the English localization), as it reminds her that although she wanted the colored title of Blue similar to her family name, she instead ended up with the colored title of Red. The nickname implies that her given name of "orange" is merely a tainted color of her title of red, a pure primary color. She made a personal rule that whomever calls her that nickname would end up with a death sentence.[22]


Mahou Tsukai no YoruEdit

She later returns to Misaki Town in order to enter through the path to the Root hidden under the land and sealed by her grandfather. After sealing her grandfather with part of her Magic Crests, she proceeds to break down the bounded field around Misaki Town that concentrates the mana of the land to the Kuonji mansion and seals the path to the Root hidden under the land.

After drawing out Aoko Aozaki and Alice Kuonji, she uses Lugh Beowulf to severely injure them, in order to provoke Aoko into using the Fifth Magic. After the two recover, they challenge Touko again, but she reveals her stolen Magic Crests and overwhelms them. Beo then appears in order to defeat both Aoko and Alice, but Soujuurou Shizuki unexpectedly incapacitates him.

Recognizing Soujuurou as a threat, Touko kills Soujuurou and Aoko activates the Fifth in order to revive him. She is one-sidedly defeated by Aoko who brought her "experience" from ten years later, and is cursed to not be able to return to Misaki Town for ten years.

She removes this curse only a year later by killing herself and switching to a spare puppet body.

Kara no KyoukaiEdit

Touko is the guide in of Kara no Kyoukai, but she is an outsider at the same time. It would not be a story without her, but she does not constitute the body of the tale.[13] At the events of "Murder Speculation (Part 1)", Touko was traveling all over Japan looking for a comfortable hideout.[23]

In the 90's, she runs Garan no Dou, a contract-based production company. She engages in cases with supernatural or abnormal elements. 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.[24]

It is not exactly known how she met Azaka Kokutou but Touko met Azaka before Shiki woke up from her coma. When Azaka was living with her adoptive parents, a series of strange incidents occurred and Touko was the one that was investigating the case. As the daughter of the house, Azaka got dragged cooperating with the investigation.[25][26] Nasu hinted that Tobimaru Tsukiji might be involved in how they met.[27] She later took Azaka as her apprentice around June or July 1998 and developed the salamander glove to strengthen and better control her ability.

She is shown to be an artistic puppet maker and as an occasional architect, having designed the Ogawa Apartment Complex.

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. As Shiki collapse, Touko was being sincere to her as she sensed Shiki's unvoiced wish to live a normal life despite being endowed with a power that encroaches on the domain of God. Afterward, she took up molding Shiki as a hobby.[28] On one level, Chapter Four was the story of Shiki's awakening, but at the same time it's also Touko's story. Until now, we'd seen her as cynical, but here we discover that she's a good person at heart, or at least that she's not evil.[29]

« To be hollow means you can be filled without limit, right? »

(Touko speaking to an unconscious Shiki)

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 an 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 could not 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 was not 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, "Scarred Red".

After Alba death, Touko provided first aid for Mikiya. 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

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Touko's old student photo

In January 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 will 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.

After Leaving Mifune City, not much is known but she ends up working as some kind of doctor in an orbiting satellite.[30] Depending on Azaka desire to pursuit Magecraft, Touko most likely to send homework via mail.[31]

Lord El-Melloi II Case FilesEdit

Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper)Edit

  • Touko encountering Reines.

Touko attends to the social gathering for Iselma's Golden and Silver Princesses.

Touko warns Maio Brishisan Clynelles not to touch Trimmau, as touching someone else's Mystic Code would potentially cause someone's death. She introduces herself to Reines El-Melloi Archisorte. Reines was shocked to learn that Touko was the rumored Grand Rank Mage and her Sealing Designation was revoked. Reines learns from Touko, that she was the one who provided puppet parts to Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald in the Fourth Holy Grail War. Touko tried to touch Gray's face until the two princesses arrived. Touko's personality switched as she analyze the Iselma family princesses. She leaves with Maio.[32]

Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Lower)Edit

Clock Tower 2015Edit

By the time in "Clock Tower 2015", Touko once again received a Sealing Designation. In Clock Tower 2015, Leiv Uvall considers Touko to be the only person as a friend. When Ms.Norwich informs Leiv about his guest who refers to herself as Miss Aozaki. He was happy purely because a friend with similar thoughts, skills was visiting and he had not heard about her in years. Leiv thought he would never see her again. He was restless because he was looking forward to discussing magecraft with her in great length and details. Leiv had no experience to comprehend such luxuries as love. When he meets Miss Aozaki, it turns out it was Aoko.

Meanwhile, the real Touko also receives a mysterious letter but she visit the Clock Tower eleventh street Rocks Road in a certain Autumn noon. In order to deceive pursuers from the Clock Tower, she disguised herself with a long-haired wig and a flashy sunglasses.


Touko extra2

Touko enters the Moon Cell sometime before the Moon Cell Holy Grail War of Fate/EXTRA in search of Shiki Ryougi. Aoko also enters for her own reasons, and the two reside in the chapel of Tsukumihara Academy. She has since claimed that her reason for being there is to keep Aoko from accidentally killing someone. They bitterly put up with one another, dealing with the Masters by offering Alteration of the Soul. Differing in status from the Masters, the chapel is an area cut off from the system of SE.RA.PH and the rest of the world.

Upon meeting Hakuno Kishinami, she seems to recognize them, but cannot recall the details. She mentions that she cannot remember the last time she forgot something. While she could greatly help Masters and Servants, she claims to be too busy attending to other tasks and work given to her by Kokutou to help with Alterations even though she is better than Aoko by a factor of ten. She instead only displays interest in watching the various test subjects. After the first round is completed, she mentions that it is good that Hakuno is used to Alterations, and tells them to strengthen their Servant as soon as possible. Touko apparently does not speak with "lowly" Masters often, and Aoko calls that the oddest action in a world of oddities. She blames it on the lack of coffee and tobacco, as she only has "e-cigs" to calm herself. She wishes to leave as soon as possible, claiming only someone insane could enjoy being trapped there.


In Chibichuki!, she is still on bad terms with Aoko but she restrain herself from killing her. When Ryuunosuke Uryuu and Caster work on their art, Touko altered Ryuunosuke's work on a whim. She recreated it into a Saber figure, Caster starts worshipping Touko as a "teacher" and Ryuunosuke calls it cool.

Other appearancesEdit

She does not appear in Tsukihime. However, she is a key figure in Kara no Kyoukai, which intersects with Tsukihime. The glasses Shiki Tohno wears were originally belonged to her.[7] Her sister Aoko stole them from Touko and made them indestructible. They relieved him of the unbearable sight of Death, and allowed him to live normally again.[14]

Touko was indirectly mentioned in Fate/Zero. After Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald had sustained great physical injuries. He used the El-Melloi clan contacts to call the famous puppet-maker in secret. He exchanged an astonishing sum of money in gratitude to make a deal with Touko.[33]

Touko is referenced in the epilogue of the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night.[7] 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.[8] Rider wears Touko's "Mystic Eye Killer" to disable her Mystic Eyes.[34]

Francesca briefly mentions Touko to Faldeus Dioland in Fate/strange Fake. She ended up in her current body because Touko had previously destroyed her bodies. When the higher-rank Government wanted to hire Touko, Francesca was strongly against it, partly because of Francesca's personal feelings. However Francesca believes Touko would've turned them down, she only takes jobs that suit her tastes. Apparently her family values interest over money. She might have cooperated if they asked her to make a puppet that incarnates Heroic Spirits.[12]

It was hinted that she was the magus who gave a box of Dragon Smoke to Kairi Sisigou in Fate/Apocrypha.[35]

She makes a brief cameo appearance in the last episode of Carnival Phantasm where she stares at Aoko.

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2009, is a fake movie theater site listing a number of parody films. She was featured in Dollswork Orange (人形仕掛けのオレンジ, Ningyō Shikake no Orenji?), a parody film of A Clockwork Orange.

Touko, Stheno, Euryale and Kohaku in Fate kaleid

Touko's cameo appearance in Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA.

In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 2wei!, the eleventh of the manga and the seventh episode of the anime, when Irisviel von Einzbern talks about the power of a big sister, Touko makes a cameo appearance alongside Stheno, Euryale and Kohaku to illustrate Irisviel's remarks.


Touko is one of the most powerful magi in the world, and while she does not have as many Magic Circuits as Cornelius Alba, she is a genius with talents that are independent of her lineage.[36] 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.[37] She is the second youngest to earn the highest rank of Grand (冠位?) in the Mage's Association, having done so at the age of 20, and the Mage's Association also dubbed her with the highest primary colored title of Red (赤?). She wished to get the color Blue, but that title was instead given to her sister Aoko. Although powerful by modern standards, she is still incapable of facing a serious Caster.[38] By the time of Kara no Kyoukai, she is weaker than Azaka.[39] She is a trap and trick type fighter and she is incompatible against Souren Araya, Aoko Aozaki and Night of Wallachia.

During the events of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, it was revealed that she is capable of utilizing the Magic Crests of other mages as compensation for her lack of her family's own crest. She is capable of doing so by kidnapping mages and keeping them within a relatively well-kept facility. Because it is pointless to try to copy a magic crest onto one's own magic circuits, she instead has them float behind her taking on the appearance of golden wings. Because the crests are not physically connected to her body, she does not feel the pain usually associated with crest usage, but an extra step must be taken if she is to cast a spell from her crests. According to Aoko, the original users of the crests must be kept alive for them to work because the only ones who could use Magic Crests are the inheritors themselves. It is noted by Alice that what she thinks what Touko's doing is meaningless because it must have taken a lot of work to steal crests and modify them for her own use and that it would have been more efficient if she just used them as ingredients to make replicas of them and that it would have been possible for Touko to use them to create a powerful puppet.[40]

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."[41]

  • Touko's Mystic Eyes
  • Alice while under the effects of Touko's Mystic Eyes
  • Touko's stolen crests

She is an expert on Mystic Eyes. Although she was born with Mystic Eyes of Enchantment, she created a new set of Mystic Eyes of Enchantment inside her eyes so that they reflect off of each other like mirrors. As a result, she has essentially an infinite number of Mystic Eyes of Enchantment to indefinitely bind the opponent. She created glasses called Mystic Eye Killers (魔眼殺し, Magan-goroshi?) that can suppress mystic eyes' effects. Touko poured an obscene amount of money into constructing Ryougi Shiki's Mystic Eyes Killers, but Shiki shoved them back saying "Why should I do it to please you?" The reason Shiki declined the Mystic Eyes Killer was the same as when she refused to wear the uniform of Reien Girls' Academy.[14]


She possesses a variety of runes that can display a variety of effects, but her most notable are the three replicas of a Primeval Rune. These runes, indestructible by magecraft, are able to amplify the curses of her other runes by tens of millions of times. All three were destroyed by Aoko using the Fifth Magic.

She is able to create a "Runic Protection" that creates a Bounded Field around Shiki's hospital room with the help of a rune stone, which prevents the entry of spirits.[42] 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.[43] Her use of runes is not that powerful, instead being secondary to her skills in puppet-crafting and body modification.[44] Once, she blew up a stolen motorcycle with runes.[39]


Touko is an expert puppet maker. She has even received a Sealing Designation because she was able to create a puppet body identical to her own body.[7] Even a second-hand puppet body that she created that is slightly incompatible with the recipient, Shirou Emiya, is of better quality than anything else Rin Tohsaka can manage to find. This causes her to seek out Touko even with the difficulty of finding her due to the Sealing Designation because she believes only Touko can provide a compatible body. She also crafts a puppet arm for Shiki Ryougi. 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 PuppetsEdit

Puppets are normally either greater or lesser than human bodies in some way. While they may have greater strength and move as would a human, some flaw in their creation will expose them at some point. Their speech, actions, or appearance will seem wrong or unnatural, and their parts are only mechanisms animated by magecraft and not truly living. Exposing something like blood and muscle sinew from the loss of a limb should reveal the truth. This has led to the saying "Magecraft cannot create an automaton that contains the spark of humanity." that has been passed down since the Middle Ages. Once simply common knowledge, it eventually became a rule of sorts for magi.

Within her various experiments, Touko has managed to create a perfect puppet imitation of herself despite that rule. It is no more or less than herself, and despite most magi striving to seek higher plateaus in the field, she feels that is the state of the art of magecraft. It has brought her current existence into a state of being that can be likened to Schrödinger's cat. Upon first witnessing her creation, she thought there may no longer be a need for herself, and that it, even after she is killed, going on to act as she did no longer leaves any hope for puppeteers to achieve ascension in their craft. Even if her body is destroyed and her soul is severed, the next Touko simply awakens without issue.

Due to the exactness of the puppets, the next Touko will awaken after the death of the previous one. It is possible to stall the awakening by keeping her brain active, even if the rest of her body is destroyed. Her soul often remembers everything up until the point of death, even the pain of her head being crushed by Alba. It is possible that her full will and goals will not be inherited to the next puppet depending on how far the original is from the puppet. The closer the proximity, the more likely she will inherit the original's will, and the further away, as they are stored all over the world, the greater a blank in her memory proportional to the distance will be formed. She normally has a rule of "begin activity after constructing a puppet", though her easily roused nature and lack of patience causes her to go after Alba right after waking.[45]

The transition between the original and the puppet is very smooth, likened to napping and acting as if she overslept by a few hours. Everything she knows stays with her, and determinism dictates that she should take the same actions as her predecessor. She only knows that she wakes when the previous is dead, so she can no longer tell which version of her is the real Touko, the time when she became like that, or if it even matters at all. She then may create another puppet for the sole reason of convincing herself that she is the real Touko. The previous version may have been real or it may be dead, but with only one of her, there is no way to distinguish between them, likened to a quantum superposition-like state that makes all any version of her "fake" in her own eyes. Alba finds the explanation mostly inconceivable, from the method to Touko's state of mind, so she simply tells him to think of the previous one as fake.

Touko has created an alternate puppet version of herself to stay in the Moon Cell, and she can apparently "ditch it" whenever she wishes after her business there is finished. Normally a magus is trapped inside SE.RA.PH until they obtain the Holy Grail, and only one can normally survive. She is not a Master, so she is trapped there unless she takes drastic measures. The difference between her and her copies are miniscule, and her body is one that will self-destruct once she is ready to leave. Hakuno notes her resolve is beyond their ability to comprehend.

According to Francesca, if these puppets replicate not only Touko's memory but even her soul perfectly, this would mean that she has attained the Third Magic.[12] This, however, remains unlikely.

Aoko PuppetEdit

  • Aoko Puppet
  • spider mode

Aoko Puppet (青子人形, Aoko Ningyō?) is a puppet that appeared in Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. Touko crafted it to resemble her little sister, it has 4 arms with a crow mode (鴉形態, karasu keitai?) and a spider mode (蜘蛛形態, kumo keitai?). It has a self-destruct (自爆, jibaku?) function.

Its primary form of offense comes from its ability to extend its limbs like spears to strike its targets, however it does takes some time for it to fully retract its arms. It compensate for this weakness with precise strikes and extra arms. If necessary, the puppet is able to use the retract to its advantage by anchoring the fired arm in place and then ramming its mass into its opponent caught between.

Upon physical contact it is able to shock its target and in doing so, place a Magic Crest interference curse on them, preventing them from using magecraft temporarily. The curse essentially short-circuit the victims own magic circuits via the puppet's circuits. The curse also serves another purpose by providing the puppet with energy, thanks its auto-incant perpetual motion engine, a cursed music box. As victims of curses will inevitably curse their assailant in return; the puppet was made with this concept in mind, allowing it to take advantage of this phenomenon in order to gain unending energy to pursue its target. As the puppet is constantly chanting curses to power itself, this also creates a cursed self-defense field around it. This in turn, stricken any who comes close with sickness making them easy prey.

The puppet is equipped with mystic eyes capable of rapidly firing Gandr/Finn shots that could ricochet off mirrors. At full strength, the Finn shots could stop a defenseless person's heart in one hit. Beside the Gandr, the puppet could place barriers over entry points to prevent escape.


Touko's familiars generally act as her trump cards. Even in Kara no Kyoukai, where her runes have weakened, her familiars act as a large part of her battle capability.

Lugh BeowulfEdit

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.[15] 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.

Projection MachineEdit

  • The cat shaped Ether Clump
  • Projector

The Projection Machine (幻燈機械, Gentō Kikai?) was created by Touko Aozaki to replace the familiar that was destroyed by her sister. It is stored in her Orange Bag (才レンジの鞄, Orenji no Kaban?), she seems to be very fond of using it. It is not used as a bag, and it is stuffed with a projector-like mechanism. A projection machine that perjures a magical creature of shadow.[46]

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.

  • Projection Machine - Run (幻燈機械・走る, Gentō Kikai - Hashiru?)
  • Projection Machine - Devour (幻燈機械・食べる, Gentō Kikai - Taberu?)
  • Projection Machine - Spoil (幻燈機械・甘える, Gentō Kikai - Amaeru?)

Sealed BoxEdit

Touko using the Sealed Box

Touko and her sealed box


Touko's familiar eats Alba alive.

Touko's Sealed Box (封印の匣, Fūin no Hako?) contains a Demon from myths.[47] It is a large cube meant for sealing familiars, seeming to have infinite depth. Inside there is an opressive darkness without dimensions altogether, an eternal and infinite hell. A creature without a name, like a monster in a horror movie it was silent, understood by no one and more than anything, immortal. A ceaseless darkness that no magecraft could ever hope to reach.[48]

Upon being opened, it contains a dark mass that remains untouched by the light and peers out with two shining eyes. It has numerous thorn-like tendrils to grab the target and one thousand small mouths to slowly devour them in chunks while dragging them back toward the box. Eating them alive, they are completely dragged inside and devoured. Everything consumed by that maw of hellfire it's the same as if it had never even existed at all in the material world.[49]

It can potentially devour the entirety of the Ogawa Apartment Complex, but Touko refrains from doing so because the Mage's Association would discover her and start chasing her down again.

In the Lord El-Melloi II Case Files, it is revealed that she keeps a similar monster inside of her own body.  She states that she does this so that she can never be taken by surprise should she be ambushed.


Creation and ConceptionEdit

  • Early illustrations for Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
  • Early Sketch for Kara no Kyoukai
  • Original design
  • Chibi Touko

Touko has went under many design changes over the years.[50] She is shown as a school girl in Character material, where she has long black hair. She had short blue hair and lavender colour eyes 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.[15]

The age difference between Aoko and Touko was a two-year difference in Character material.[51] With the release of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru game, it has been modified to a four years difference. In Kara no Kyoukai, she attended Reien Girl's Academy. But it was written in Character Material that she was strictly raised by her grandfather and did not go to school up to when she was 18. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru corrected this, she graduated from Reien Girl's Academy when she was 18.

Kinoko Nasu commented that it was something of a gamble to feature Honda Takako calm voice in the Garden of sinners as Touko since she's famous for dubbing foreign actors, but she was simply amazing. Nasu considers Honda Takako's acting as Touko impeccable every time. Touko is the least realistic of the characters, and yet she played her as a grounded person.[29]


In Chapter 3 Remaining Sense of Pain, the scene with the most unexpected impact for Nasu is when we got to see Touko with her hair down because she didn't think she'd have any more visitors that night.[52]

Maaya Sakamoto (Voice Actress of Shiki Ryougi) favorite scene in Spiral Paradox is at the end with the conversation between Araya and Touko. Both their acting and their lines were just incredible. She got the feeling that we'd have a really tight ending for this series.[29]


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  2. Haru to Tsuki to Sora to - page 96
  3. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Touko profile
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  6. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Fate/strange Fake - Volume 3 - Prologues VIII: The Star Performers' Banquet (Part 1), p.073
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  11. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 2 Part 2, p.088-098
  12. Fate/Zero - Volume 3: Act 11 -82:09:51, p.174
  13. Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 1: Chapter 01, p.056
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  16. Type Moon 4th Popularity Poll - The 3-gauge skill "Sealed Box", just as the word "Box(匣)" implies, contains a "demon(魔)"
  17. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Vol.3 Chapter 3 Part 5.
  18. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Vol.3 Chapter 3 Part 6.
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