|The smart and calm Academy art professor.|
|Voiced by:|| Nagisa Futami|
Ana Begoña Eguileor
|Takashiro as an overzealous young fanatic.|
Hiroko Takashiro (高城 寛子 Takashiro Hiroko) is a major character in the original Bible Black game and its sequel Bible Black: The Infection. She also plays a major role in the anime adaptions Bible Black: La Noche de Walpurgis, its prequel Bible Black: Origins and sequel Bible Black: New Testament. Additionally, she is also featured in two scenes of Bible Black: Only.
During her student years, Takashiro starts her own witchcraft club with her classmates. The club gains considerable influence around the Academy after the girls find the Bible Black spell book. However, Takashiro's attempt to summon an actual demon to gain his power backfires, and her club's leadership is usurped by student council president Nami Kozono, forever changing Takashiro's opinion about occult magic.
Twelve years later, Takashiro becomes an art teacher and faculty advisor to the art club at the same school she attended herself. She is confronted by her past when the school nurse and witch Reika Kitami reveals her true identity. Along with her art student Taki Minase, Takashiro tries to stop the witch from exchanging souls with student Kurumi Imari.
Several years later, she leaves the school and lives a more secluded life as a nun. She again fights Kitami and her followers after the mysterious Jody Crowley revives the witches' soul inside Imari's body.
As a student Takashiro had a great interest in witchcraft, claiming the power of darkness can perform miracles. She studies it to learn the truth of history, since witchcraft has been part of life since ancient times. She plays games of tarot with her friends Rie and Saki at school and they occasionally gather and imitate the black magic rituals they read about.Later she takes an interest in art and becomes an instructor and faculty advisor for the Academy art club. She is very popular with both the boys and the girls, some of them having chosen to join art class just because of her.
Takashiro has violet eyes and flowing red hair she keeps relatively short in her youth but wears it long and flowing as an adult. She again shortens it later in life where she usually hides it under a white hood.
Like all students, Takashiro wears her Academy uniform while at school during her youth. At home, she is seen dressed in a orange-blue sweater with a high white collar. She dons a black hooded robe during summoning rituals with her witchcraft club.
As an adult and art teacher, Takashiro wears a somewhat formal outfit consisting of a white with dark purple jacket with white cuffs on both sleeves and a long red skirt. There is a distinctive yellow bow-tied cravat below her white collar. Additionally, Takashiro wears long black leggings that reach up to her thighs. Her lips are covered with red lipstick and she wears two green pearl-shaped jewels in her ear.
After her conversion to a more secluded lifestyle, Takashiro dresses in a simple purple robe with a white veil. She later wears a revealing purple with yellow robe and a beaded talisman around her neck. She is also briefly seen wearing a red kimono.
Using the magic bookEdit
After student council president Nami Kozono tells her off for playing tarot after school, Takashiro and her friends Rie and Saki attempt to have their club recognized as an official extracurricular organization. Their bid is denied, and Takashiro decides to translate the magic book Rie discovered.
Though the girls can only make out a few pages at first, they decide to test the grimoire's power by casting a spell on Junko Mochida, the student council member who told them their bid was denied and scolded them. To their amazement, the spell causes Mochida to masturbate in front of assembly in the school's gymnasium.
Unsure if the book was really behind Mochida's incident, Takashiro tells her friends to keep their involvement a secret after Saki lets some of it slip to her classmates.
Their doubts about the book's validity are definitively taken away when the girls successfully help the unpopular student Hiratani win the heart of the lesbian Nami Kozono, who instantly falls in love with him.
Soon after, Takashiro and her friends gain considerable influence around the school when both students and teachers buy their magic charms for hefty sums of money. Feared and powerful, the girls become seemingly unstoppable. Even Kozono approaches Takashiro and begs her to make Hiratani pay more attention to her. But instead of helping the council president, Takashiro dispels the original love charm she put her under.
Confronted by the powers of HellEdit
Feeling confident in herself and the book's powers, Takashiro soon plans to summon the Devil himself on Walpurgis Night in the hopes of obtaining godlike abilities. She allows Kozono to join her club, now called Rose Cross, amused by the fact the girl used to look down on their magical exploits. Kozono offers to arrange a required human sacrifice and uses her influence as council president to provide the club with a practice room: the school's basement.
The girls decide to first attempt to summon a lesser demon during a practice ritual by sacrificing a small puppy. The ritual horribly backfires and the virgin Takashiro is mercilessly raped by the summoned demon, causing her to slip in a coma for three days.
Her experience leads Takashiro to have an epiphany, realizing they are amateurs and should not be playing with dark powers they do not understand. She leaves the club and tries to warn her friends not to continue with the ritual, but they ignore her. Kozono, who has taken over as leader of the club, has Rie and Saki tie her up and lock her in a room. She manages to escape sometime later, only to find all her friends slaughtered and the Bible Black missing.
Return to school as an art teacherEdit
Having learned of the dangers of toying with occult magic firsthand, Takashiro takes to studying white magic instead for the next twelve years, keeping her knowledge of magic well hidden. After graduating, she continues to study the history of the Bible Black and eventually returns to the school to become an art instructor and faculty advisor for the art club. For years she guards the basement room, believing to be the only person who knows about what really happened there.However, Takashiro's demonic encounter during her youth has left a lasting psychological trauma. When she stumbles upon a picture of a demon in the school's library, a shadow creeps up to her, and the teacher starts feeling aroused as she flashbacks to the incident. She is assaulted in a toilet stall by the school's vice-principal, who has seemingly been possessed by the demon himself. Takashiro gives in to her cravings and willingly has sex with him in his office.
As a teacher, Takashiro's attractive looks make her quite popular among the students, particularly the boys. Some of her seniors even draw pornographic pictures of her on their reports. The feeling is somewhat mutual, as the professor fantasizes about her students having sex with her one by one while masturbating.
Victim of revengeEditAs strange events again start to happen around the Academy, Takashiro grows suspicious of school nurse Reika Kitami. She warns her art student Taki Minase to be cautious of her, and suspects him to be using primitive magic on his fellow students much like she did in her youth. Minase ignores her words and his mind is corrupted by Kitami. He assists in kidnapping Takashiro by allowing Kitami's other lackey Kaori Saeki to stun her.
Takashiro is taken to Saeki's apartment and horribly water tortured and raped repeatedly. She is forced by Kitami to reveal her history with Rose Cross and discovers that the nurse was the human sacrifice intended to be offered to the Devil twelve years ago.
Kitami drugs her with sexual stimulants and lets several of her art students have sex with her the following day in the art club room. However, Minase has a change of heart and manages to safely take her to his house afterwards. There, Takashiro rediscovers the Bible Black on his desk and finds out that Kitami made a temporary contract with the Devil in exchange for her soul.
When Minase returns home she explains her past and Kitami's intentions to him. They then have sex in order to subdue the still lingering effects of the stimulants given to her.
Stopping Kitami's dark ritualEditThe next day, Takashiro again persuades Minase into having sex. Soon after, she saves his life when he is stabbed by student Rika Shiraki as revenge for abusing her. She magically stuns the girl and heals Minase's wounds.
They make their way back home, and Takashiro convinces Minase to use the Bible Black to stop Kitami. They devise a plan to stop the nurse from exchanging bodies on Walpurgis Night with Minase's friend Kurumi Imari, whom she also kidnapped in order to trick the Devil into sparing her soul. In a race against time they research the Forbidden Spell found in the grimoire.
Just before midnight, they make their way to the school to disrupt Kitami's ceremony. Takashiro uses a spell to break through the magic barrier erected by Kitami around the building and swiftly knocks out Saeki and her friends Jun and Maki when they attempt to block their way to the basement.
Minase sneaks into the basement alone wearing a disguise, and Takashiro enters moments later to urge him to proceed with the spell after he is distracted by visions cast by Kitami, who is about to perform the exchange ritual. Takashiro is again grabbed by Kitami's followers and raped, but Minase successfully recites the spell, killing Kitami's body and ending the ritual.
Later, life around the Academy seemingly returns to normal, but Takashiro eventually discovers that Kitami's soul has managed to live on inside Imari. She finds a way to seal the nurse inside and consequently makes Imari forget about the events that transpired on Walpurgis Night.
Path to light and the return of evilEdit
Takashiro later embarks on a quest for magic purity, visiting a monastery in the mountains. She commits herself to a more secluded lifestyle as a white-robed nun and moves to a traditional wooden townhouse years later.[more information needed, requires Japanese to English translator]
One day, Takashiro's former student Shiraki, now a substitute teacher at the Academy, pays her a visit and they reminisce about their time at school, discussing the fate of Imari and Kitami.
Soon after, Takashiro has a powerful premonition, realizing the seal around Kitami has broken.
Similarly, while walking around the city later, Takashiro senses a ceremony involving Aki Ichikawa is about to begin in the Academy basement. Her face turns to horror when she notices the mysterious girl Jody Crowley standing on a walkway. Now realizing fully that Reika Kitami has awakened inside Imari's body, she uses her necklace talisman in an attempts to recite an incantation. However, Jody uses a powerful lightning spell of her own and negates Takashiro's magic. The former teacher quickly responds with another incantation, putting a barrier around Aki and disrupting the basement ritual before being knocked out herself.
Takashiro is awakened by Shiraki sometime after, and discovers Jody has disappeared. She makes her way to the Academy basement with Shiraki to retrieve Aki, and identifies her as the Devil's partner, the one occultist Aleister Crowley is looking for. She uses her magic to heal the girl and brings her to the hospital in a taxi, vowing to get Kitami this time.
Assaulted by evil againEdit
At night, Takashiro confronts Imari in a broken greenhouse. She reveals that she knows the woman is really Reika Kitami and suggest she keeps quiet inside her host body. She then attempts to cast a spell, but is overpowered when some of Imari's robed followers appear chanting from the darkness. She collapses on the floor, her talisman rendered useless. With her defenses crippled, Takashiro is powerless to stop Imari/Kitami from violently raping her.
Takashiro later meets chief Toru Yuge of the Tokken paranormal investigation agency, who has contacted her about the strange incidents that have been occurring. She sees him in her townhouse, and they discuss the history and plans of Jody Crowley, her devil worshiping cult and the ancient Spear of Longinus artifact related to the incidents. She informs Yuge that Kitami is in control of Imari's body before they are attacked by Jody and her two guards from outside the house. Using her talisman, Yuge helps Takashiro break Jody's spell after she has a vision of Shiraki being brutally tortured by Imari/Kitami and her followers. Using a powerful incantation, Takashiro also manages to break Jody's second magic attack, knocking out her guards.
Takashiro and Yuge next make their way to the Academy in Yuge's car. But on the way, Yuge decides to head back to the Tokken headquarters first to check up on Aki and Naoto Yamanishi, a former police investigator. Takashiro, having brought along a mysterious wrapped package, argues that they should go to the school and stop Imari/Kitami, but Yuge overrules her.
When they arrive at Tokken, they are confronted by Jody Crowley once again. Takashiro exchanges spells with her, and she uses the wrapped package to defend herself until Jody's guards intervene. One of them grabs Takashiro by the neck and strangles her until she loses consciousness.
The final ritualEdit
Takashiro is brought to the Academy basement, where a vast orgy is taking place under Imari/Kitami's direction, who is focusing on Aki tied to the floor. While tied to a post, Takashiro is kissed and violated by Naoto Yamanishi, who has been possessed by an evil force. Soon after, Jody Crowley interrupts the ritual and overpowers Imari/Kitami. She engages in her own ritual, which Takashiro identifies as the Ritual of Coronzon. Jody's guards insert a strange metal device into Takashiro's vagina and those of several other girls. During the ritual, mysterious black energy emerges from the floor, penetrating Takashiro and the others through the devices. A bright white flash then flares out of Aki's abdomen, and the Spear of Longinus fragment emerges from within her body.
Toru Yuge enters the room and undoes Takashiro's restraints. He gives her the wrapped package, revealing several arrows inside. Takashiro casts a spell to enchant the arrows and throws four of them towards Jody before they fly off and land on either side. A drop of blood from the spear causes the original Bible Black spell book to emerge. Takashiro quickly throws her last arrow at it, but it is deflected. At Takashiro's advice, Yuge manages to use his gun to break the seal around the book by hitting the metal pentagram on it. As Takashiro tries to recite a defensive spell, large purple arms emerge from the book's pages, grabbing the souls of Jody and Kitami. The Devil's voice resonates, offering the women a contract. Terrified, Takashiro flashes back to her own demonic encounter in her youth.
Jody accepts the contract, and both souls are dragged into the book. Takashiro again recites her previous spell using her talisman. Jody's soul cries out and tries to escape from the arms' clutches, but the book drags her in and closes shut. Takashiro uses a spell to seal the book, making it disappear into the stone floor.
After being helped up by Yuge, Takashiro meets him again sometime later at the greenhouse which has since been repaired.
In the gamesEdit
Personality and traitsEdit
Intelligent and calculating, Takashiro is considerably more sinister and power hungry as a young student and leader of her Rose Cross witchcraft club than later in life. She eagerly kills and sacrifices a puppy to summon a demon and expresses no hesitation at the idea of human sacrifice. Her blind faith in the Bible Black and her newfound powers give her an arrogant and overzealous attitude. Though she does discuss her plans with the other members of her club, in particular her friends Rie and Saki, she is quite authoritative, and has often already made a decision in which the others ultimately have little say in, such as when she announces that Nami Kozono can join the club because it amuses her.
Takashiro's encounter with a demon radically changes her outlook. She realizes that they are in way over their heads, and desperately tries to convince her fellow members to abandon their magic exploits.Deeply regretting her actions as a student, Takashiro's adulthood personality is more docile and considerate. She completely turns away from black magic and partly blames herself for the deaths of her club members. Although she does become a lot friendlier, she maintains her resolve; and is not afraid to confront her enemies or to call them out.
Takashiro later becomes even more dedicated to white magic, and starts living a secluded and altruistic life as a nun.
Takashiro appears to be heterosexual, but shows little romantic or sexual interest in her youth, instead focusing mostly on her witchcraft club and occult exploits. Hence, the demon that rapes her is Takashiro's first sexual encounter.
Despite Takashiro's rational calmness, especially as an adult, she also conceals more perverted thoughts, possibly as a result of the demonic encounter in her youth. She fantasizes about her students and later, though drugged with aphrodisiacs, eagerly asks her student Taki Minase to have sex with her on multiple occasions.
Later as a nun, Takashiro seems to have shrugged off her perverted tendencies, and appears to have adapted a celibate lifestyle.
Powers and abilitiesEditWith her deep fascination for the occult, Takashiro has had a grasp of magic since her youth. The initial pretend-rituals and tarot games she performs with her witchcraft club friends Rie and Saki are quite innocuous, but she learns of genuine dark magic when studying the Bible Black grimoire, mastering some of the perverted spells inside. She also learns the steps of an occult demon summoning ritual and even a basic telekinetic spell, which she uses to push away some of the prefects that attempt to stop her.
Although she later turns her back on the occult, Takashiro continues to hone her magic skills into adulthood. She masters several powerful spells, mostly used for protection, such as the ability to summon Angel Aries, a shiny white angel. She also wields a powerful stun spell which she uses to incapacitate Rika Shiraki and Kaori Saeki's coven. Additionally, she has the power to heal some quite serious injuries, such as Taki Minase's stab wound, and is able to selectively erase people's recent memories.
Following Takashiro's encounter with Reika Kitami's witchcraft, she starts studying ancient white magic in a secluded monastery, gaining even more potent defensive spells. She masters several powerful incantations and utilizes a number of magic props, such as a beaded talisman and several magic arrows. She also gains some sort of premonition powers and is able to sense what happens to the people close to her.
- Takashiro is the only character to appear in all productions of the Bible Black series. She appears in both games, the first anime, the prequel, the sequel, and the Only series.
- ↑ GAME1 | Takashiro: "Because of the psychological shock I'd sustained, I fell into a coma for three days."
- ↑ GAME1 | Takashiro: "I became painfully aware of what we were doing, and how terrifying and foolish it was. I discovered once and for all that those demons weren't something we humans could ever wield control over. And so I left the coven, and I never took part in another ritual again."
- ↑ GAME1 | Takashiro: "All six girls were lying dead, with a look of terror on their faces. (...) "And the grimoire was gone..."