|“||Now, how about we begin? If you made it this far, I assume you are no normal human. I cannot deny that I feel like seeing whether you are worthy of being drawn by my paintbrush.||„|
|~ Houjou Touji to Hishigami Mai|
Houjou Touji is one of the main members of Akki Rasetsu, a Japanese paranormal organization with thousands of members. He and other members exterminated the old leaders and took over the organization to continue their personal projects. After visiting Noukotsu Village for a side project, Houjo started his experiment in Kyoto, where he was confronted by Hishigami Mai.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B physically, likely 8-C with Youkai art
Name: Houjou Touji
Classification: Human, Specialist, Youkai artist
Attack Potency: Human level physically, likely Building level with Youkai art (Stronger than Toujou, can reproduce Hyou's power multiple times over, he was compared to the Illness Magic User by Hishigami Mai)
Speed: Possibly Subsonic with Supersonic reactions (Could give a tough fight to Hishigami Mai and deflected several of her shots)
Lifting Strength: Regular human
Striking Strength: Human Class
Range: Standard melee range, unknown with Youkai art curses
Standard Equipment: Hanging scroll, 200 photos of Hyou
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses
- Youkai Artist: Touji is a well-known Youkai artist. He mass produces Youkai art that creates sinister curses. Art depicting Youkai or ghosts will possess strange power in and of itself, and Touji uses that trait to give power to normal scraps of paper and attack the enemy with curses. Additionally, if someone treats his art roughly, they'll suffer a terrible fate, as the curse will double if the enemy destroys them.
- Hanging Scroll: Upon being shot at by Hishigami Mai, Touji pulled out a hanging scroll and calmly deflected all the bullets. The scroll depicts Hyou, a Yuki Onna.
- Photos: While preparing to fight Mai, Touji pulled out around 200 photos of Hyou, which apparently use the concept of people meeting a horrible fate if they handle spirit photography too roughly to replicate the same effect as his normal Youkai art. However, Touji has mentioned that the accuracy drops even further and that the required process is much harder than merely getting a Youkai in a picture, being a kind of art on itself.