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Genshin Asōgi
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Genshin Asōgi was a Japanese exchange student along with Yūjin Mikotoba and Seishirou Jigoku ten years before Ryūnosuke Naruhodō's arrival in London.

A Duel to the DeathEdit

Genshin and Klimt

Watching Klimt write his will before their duel.

Main article: The Professor Killings

Japanese Genshin Asōgi was studying abroad in London with Yūjin Mikotoba and Seishirou Jigoku, he was aiming to become a detective. He became good friends with the Van Zieks family and even help save Barok van Zieks from a gang of thugs. However, he found out that his brother, chief prosecutor Klimt van Zieks, was killing nobles known as the Professor. But the Chief Justice Hart Vortex refused to investigate, unknown to Genshin he was actually forcing Klimt to keep killing people. Genshin approached Klimt in his mansion so they can duel to the death, Genshin won but not before Klimt wrote his will confessing his sins. Vortex didn't want the people knowing a fellow British man was responsible for the killings, so he pinned the blame on Genshin Asōgi treating Klimt as the last victim of the Professor despite the fact that he wasn't killed by a dog like the other victims.

A Fatal DealEdit

Realizing that Genshin Asōgi still has Klimt's will exposing his role in the killings, Vortex made a deal with him: if Genshin took the blame for the serial killings, his execution would be faked, and he would be buried alive. Subsequently, Vortex and Seishirou Jigoku would unearth him, and he could go home to his son. Reluctantly, Genshin agreed, but first he wrote a will of his own and gave it to Harry Barricade along with half of Klimt's will. The other half he hid in the hilt of his sword, Karuma, hoping that it could one day be found and reveal the truth. Afterwards, Genshin was found guilty of the murders by Barok and was sentenced to death. The coroner who examined his body, Courtney Simon, declared him dead, and Barricade kept prison warden, Everyday Mittlemont, busy so he was buried alive.

Betrayal and MurderEdit


"Rising" from his grave.

It was there that Hart Vortex went with Jigoku to get Genshin. He rose from his coffin, only for a grave robber to see what appeared to be the serial killer rising from his grave. Vortex realized that the robber will tell people that the Professor's death was faked so his plan was ruined. He gave Jigoku a gun, and ordered him to kill Genshin to keep him dead for real. Jigoku reluctantly obliged and murdered Genshin causing the grave robber to run away in terror. Vortex and Jigoku then reburied the body, and went on their ways. The robber also told Connette Rozaic about it and she made a wax sculpture of Genshin for her museum.


Main article: The Resolve of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke


  • Shares the character “truth” (真) with his son. The character gen (玄) can mean “dark”, or “unclear”, so perhaps his name points to the “unclear truth”, as opposed to Kazuma’s “one truth”.
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