A stoic and cool-headed demon who is often called upon to solve random problems in Japanese Hell. A self-made man, Hozuki worked his way up to one of the highest positions in Hell as King Enma's personal aide. He is a sadist - although he denies it - and carries a heavy spiked club to beat those who irritate him, including his boss. Another person who is frequently on the receiving end of Hozuki's club is his rival Hakutaku, a Chinese deity from Heaven with similar facial features who likes to visit the brothels and hostess clubs in Hell. Hozuki loves animals and enjoys raising a strange plant-animal hybrid called "goldfish flowers".