The Kuzunoha Clan emblem, seen behind the protagonist and Rei Reiho.

The Kuzunoha (葛葉) are a clan of devil summoners who protect Japan from a myriad of otherworldly, supernatural, and demonic threats, and have been in service to the country for almost 1,200 years, dating back to the days of the Asuka era.

The heads of the clan hold the title of one of the four Kuzunoha "families", passed down to those who show exceptional talent in the art of Devil Summoning, yet are not necessarily passed on to those with blood relation, i.e Geirin and Raidou. Side branches such as Kyouji can also pass down their title.

There are four different main family titles in the Kuzunoha Clan, yet as of the second installment of the Raidou Kuzunoha series, only two out of the four titles have been revealed.

History[edit | edit source]

Kuzunoha is the name of a popular fox spirit of Japanese folklore, and is closely connected to the legends surrounding famed Onmyōdō Abe no Seimei. In the legend, the father of Seimei, Abe no Yasuno was visiting a shrine in Shinoda when he came across a hunter who had trapped a white fox in order to take its liver to sell as medicine. Abe no Yasuno fought off the hunter and saved the white fox, but not before sustaining serious injuries to himself. In the aftermath, he is saved by a mysterious, enchanting woman named Kuzunoha and the two eventually fall in love and get married.  

Later, Kuzunoha gave birth to Abe no Seimei, who was born with strange powers, and by the age of five, he was said to be able to to see and command lesser Oni. One day, when Abe no Seimei was still a child, he noticed his mother possessed a fox's tail under her kimono. Realizing her disguise had been found out, she fled her home and returned to Shinoda; her husband and son pursued her and she revealed she was the very same white fox that Abe no Yasuno had saved many years ago. Kuzunoha gives her son a special book that will allow him to speak with beasts, and bids farewell to her family, never to be seen again. Her famous farewell poem can be found on a silk parchment in the Inari Shrine in Izumi. 

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Known Members[edit | edit source]

Kyouji Kuzunoha[edit | edit source]

Raidou Kuzunoha[edit | edit source]

Raido Kuzunoha[edit | edit source]

The Raido Kuzunoha family is the counterpart of the Raidou Kuzunoha family, hailing from a universe parallel to the one seen in the main games.

Geirin Kuzunoha[edit | edit source]

  • Predecessor Geirin - The 16 Geirins that preceded the XVII.
  • Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII - A Devil Summoner who appears during the King Abaddon Case.
  • Nagi - The pupil of Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII, who later claims the title of Geirin Kuzunoha the XVIII after his death.

Other Family Members[edit | edit source]

Unknown[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the official fan book there is a family tree of the Kuzunoha Clan, this tree says the Kyouji line that started in the Taisho era is actually a side branch that descended from one of the four main families. This tree also says Rei Reiho descends from a branch of the clan. An unoffical translation and edit to include the Geirin exist here but do note it is in no way a canon source.

    Kuzunoha family tree from the official fan book.

  • The official fan book says that that summoners have unnaturally long lives. This could explain how the 'original' Geirin Kuzunoha performs certain acts in the Sengoku period, which would have been centuries after the Asuka period.
    • It is also possible the 'original' Geirin body swaped like Gouto-Douji and Kyouji Kuzunoha, to be able to live that long.
  • Tamaki Uchida and Tadashi Satomi in Persona 2 wear the same uniforms as Rei Reiho and Kyouji Kuzunoha respectivly.
  • Daisuke Todoroki's brooch bears the symbol of the Kuzunoha Clan, furthering the evidence that Todoroki isn't exactly himself at the moment.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Playable Protagonist - Kyouji Kuzunoha - Rei Reiho
Non-Playable Redman - Kumiko Hatano - Charon - Mary Kisaragi - Dr. Victor - Hideo Momochi - "T-Shirt" Isono - Professor Azuma - Madame Ginko - Mitsuba Sanpei - Chen Jianmin - Colonel Cooper Smith - Mayor Fujiwara - Dr. Thrill - DB Busters

Takashi - Sid Davis - Atsushi Nakagome - Tenzan Tendou - Seichii Yamashiro - Inaruna
Asahi Azuma's House - Casa Inui - Hikawa Shrine
Seaside Park Hospital - Public Library - Museum
Mount Kasagi Mount Kasagi - Kitayama University - Chuang Kasagi
Yarai Amusement Park - Yaraiginza - Kuzunoha Detective Agency - Toa TV Station - Radio Tower - Chinatown
Hibari Hills Kumiko's House - Tenzan Tendou's Mansion
Chuo Police Station - New City Hall - Evil Forest - Inaruna's Tomb
Other Fake Astral Plane - Avīci Hell - Sewer - Alien Dimension - River Styx
Soundtracks Sound File - Special Box Premium Music CD
Terminology Personality - Loyalty - Mystic Change - Alien Dimension - Dolly Kadmon
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items
Playable Protagonist - Urabe Kouichirou - Nemissa - Zeed - Judah Singh - Naomi - Frost Five
Spookies Hitomi Tono - Spooky - Lunch - Six - Yū-ichi
Phantom Society Finnegan - Carol J - Mayone - Nishi - Kadokura - Shemyaza - Satanael
Other Kinap - Protagonist's Father - Protagonist's Mother - Tomoko - Dr. Victor - Mary - Muramasa - Dr. Thrill - Moowis - Rei Reiho - Winpe - Lunch's Father - Juggler - Sukeroku - Madame Ginko - Erika - Romero - Malsum - Manitou
Extra Dungeon Inui - Sid Davis - "Kyouji Kuzunoha" - Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto-Douji - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Soulless God Oumagatsu
Shibahama South Parking Garage - Hotel Goumaden - Shibahama Core - EL-115
Nikamimon Algon NS Building - Algon Main Building - Amami Monolith - Nikamimon Ruins - Primate Intelligence Lab
Akenedai Astro Museum - Akane Mall
Amami Bay Bay Warehouses - Amami Airport - Amami Float - Sea Ark
Yurashima Leon Automotive Plant - Yurashima Depot - Algon Microelectronics - Amami Bypass
Paradigm X Pet Shop - VR Art Museum - VR Haunted Mansion - VR Park
Bonus Dungeons Corridor of Time - Extra Dungeon
Terminology Devil Summoner - Dark Summoner - GUMP - Spookies - Algon Soft - Phantom Society - Nemechi - Loyalty - Personality - Sword Fusion - Mystic Change - Vision Quest - Carrier
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Software - Ailments - Minor Characters
Other Media
Games Intruder - New Generation
Various Original Soundtrack - Nightmare of the Butterfly - Demon Compendium Second Collection
Songs #X
Characters Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto - Kaya Daidouji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - General Munakata - Rasputin - Nakamura - Kiyoshi Daidouji - Dr. Tsukumo - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Satake Kenzou - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu Iida - Denpachi Iida - Detective Kazama
Locations The Capital - Tsukudo-Cho (Narumi Detective Agency - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den) - Daidouji Residence - Ginza-Cho (Shin-Sekai Soda Joint) - Fukugawa-Cho - Daidouji Factory - Harumi-Cho - Kasumidai - Shipbuilding Facility - Sakuradayama (Waden One) - Kasuminomori - Akarana Corridor - Nameless Shrine Shinoda (Training Hall) - Dark Realm
Soundtracks Devil Summoner Kuzunoha Raidou vs The Soulless Army Complete Music Works
Demon Orders Pyro - Frost - Volt - Wind - Fury - Pagan - Skill - Undead
Archives Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Statuses - Confinement
Major Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto-Douji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - Akane Narita - Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII - Nagi - Dahn - Blonde Young Man - Shinado
Minor Rasputin - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Goro Tatsumi - Tasuke Narita - Akijiro Tsukigata - Satake Kenzou - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu Iida - Detective Kazama - Old Ones
The Capital Narumi Detective Agency - Shin-Sekai Soda Joint - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den - Nameless Shrine Shinoda - Dark Realm - Tsukigata Village - Infinite Abyss - Fukorutsubo - Confinement Chambers
Albums Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Soundtrack
Terms Luck Locust - Soldier Bug - Pojitrawn - Fukoshi - King Abaddon - Apollyon - Death Ward - Ritual of Unsealing - Loyalty - Personality - Sword fusion - Special conversation - Confinement
Demon Orders Pyro - Frost - Volt - Wind - Fury - Pagan - Skill - Fiend - Evil - Element - Mitama
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Case Files
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