Japanese Name 蝴蝶
Romaji Translation Kochō
Pinyin Translation HúDié
Debut (Anime) Episode 12
Debut (Light Novel) Volume 3
Debut (Manga) Volume 5
Appears in Light Novels, Anime, Manga
Voice Actor (Japanese) Kaori Yamagata
Voice Actor (English) Janyse Jaud
Personal Info
Gender Female
Age Late 20's
Title Kogaro's Number One
Occupation Courtesan
Underground Boss

Kochou (蝴蝶 Kochō) is a famous courtesan and the manager of Kougaro, the number one brothel in Kiyou. She is also one of the underground bosses of Kiyou.


Kochou is an extremely gorgeous woman living up to her name as Kiyou's number one courtesan. According to Shi Ryuuki, her beauty is only comparable to Hyou Shusui's.

Personality & CharacteristicsEdit


When Kou Shuurei was young, she came to work as an accountant in Kougaro, and two developed a close friendship. When To Eigetsu woke up unconscious in Kogaro, he was found by Kochou before eventually meeting Shuurei and her family. When Shuurei went to take the imperial exam, Kochou gave her a make-up box, saying that the make-up is the women's battle armor, because when a woman wears a make-up, she will not cry since tears will ruin her make-up.

Skills & TalentsEdit


Ryou AnjuEdit

She was raised by Anju and she had always been in love with him. Her name 'Kochou' means 'Butterfly', implying it was Anju who chose her name given his enigmatic affinity of butterflies.

Kou ShuureiEdit

Shuurei had been working as her accountant ever since she was 10 years old and Kochou grew very fond of her. She is very protective of Shuurei and thinks of her as a daughter. She always encourages her and inspires her before she is about to take on any daunting task.

Heki KarinEdit

Karin and Kochou appears to be old friends although Kochou is always annoyed at Karin's aggressive attitude.