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Genshin Asōgi
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Genshin Asōgi
"The truth is within the darkness, and only Karuma can drive away that darkness. Just think. Take this excellent sword in your hand, and think deeply."

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

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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. However, he found out that his friend, chief prosecutor Klimt van Zieks, was killing nobles known as the Professor. But the Chief Justice Hart Vortex refused to investigate without evidence, 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 a will confessing his sins.

Genshin and Barok

Hiding from thugs with Barok.

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. When Genshin met up with Barok after killing Klimt, they were attacked by a gang of thugs Tobias Gregson gathered. Although he was able to hold them off, they managed to steal his trademark ring. John Watson kept his assistants, Yūjin and Courtney Simon, busy while he pretended to find the ring in Klimt's stomach during the dissection. This led to false evidence of Klimt swallowing it during his death when Genshin killed him.

A Fatal DealEdit

Genshin Asōgi was Japanese and his country and England were in the middle of negotiating an alliance treaty, so he was forced to wear a metal mask in his top secret trial to keep his identity hidden. Realizing that he 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 the 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.

French sculptor Connette Rozaic was waiting in the cemetery the night as well to get Genshin's face for her wax museum. She dug up the body but had trouble with his jaw.

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  • 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”.