Mamushi Hojo (宝生 蝮 Hōjō Mamushi) is the eldest daughter of Uwabami Hojo and sister of Nishiki and Ao. She was an Intermediate First-Class Exorcist at the Kyoto Branch of the True Cross Order until she was removed from her position after the incident of the Impure King.
Mamushi has light long hair in a distinctive style having a hime-cut with an extra-long bang in the middle of her head. Her eyes resemble the sharp stare of a snake. She has a tattoo going up the right side of her face. She has only been seen with traditional Japanese clothing. She currently wears an eyepatch due to losing her eye during the Impure King incident.
Mamushi was seen to be rather calmed and serious. Almost a tsundere like Izumo Kamiki, she obeys her peers. She is a very diligent person and has a strong sense of self-justice. Her loyalty to Myōō Dharani is so great that to protect it from "traitors" like Mephisto Pheles and Tatsuma Suguro, she stole the Right Eye of the Impure King to put it in a safer place. Mamushi also seems to have a strong resolve, seen by her bearing the "right eye of the Impure King despite the strain. She gets easily swayed by the words of notorious people like Saburota Todo.
Mamushi first appears with her sisters, Nishiki and Ao, while in the middle of an argument with Juzo and Kinzo Shima. They are arguing over who's at fault for the infiltration of the shinbu. After multiple insults from both sides, Juzo swings his K'rik at Mamushi, and she retaliates by summoning Naga. Ryuji, Renzo and Konekomaru then interrupt the fight, with Ryuji scolding them. Her father criticized afterwards her and Juzo's behavior because they were high-ranking personnel.
On the next day, Mamushi attended for a meeting with her father and sisters. The purpose of the meeting was to unmask the traitor in the incident of the Right Eye. Mamushi got angry when she was suspected. She told that she was only going to protect the Eye and it looked like Tatsuma was manipulating the flames.
After the meeting, she asked from her sisters, does they believe her. They both assured their older sister that they believed in her.
After the Impure King is defeated, Juzo arranges a marriage offer with Uwabami to be with Mamushi.
Terror of the Kraken arc
Mamushi is seen with the other members of the Myōō Dharani when they send off the forces from True Cross Academy. Juzo remarking that she was responsible for injuring him.
Blue Night Investigation arc
Mamushi finally has her official wedding with Juzo.
Powers & Abilities
- Due to her love of Nagas and their subsequent fondness of her, Mamushi has difficulty making friends.
- Her interests include training, feeding, and caring for her Nagas.
- Her average bath time is 1 hour.
- Her favorite word is "Rain".
- She does not listen to music.
- If it is raining, she stays inside and watches the rain.
- Mamushi is also the name of a type of Japanese snake.
- (To Juzo Shima) "Hmph...the higher-ups are all people who suspect nothing of Tatsuma, who sold Myō Dha into the True Cross Order, and who still consider him their leader! Even my father! And the Shima Family is the worst of them all! In the end, everyone'd just laugh at me and say, "Calm down, you're thinking too much". As if we have time to be idling about this!"
- (To Juzo Shima about his marriage proposal) "I'm not a simpleton like you are! And... I wouldn't think of it as a punishment...!"
- ↑ Ao no Exorcist Manga: Chapter 35, Page 4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ao no Exorcist Manga: Volume 5
- ↑ Ao no Exorcist Manga: Chapter 18, Page 39
- ↑ Ao no Exorcist Manga: Chapter 21, Pages 18-19
- ↑ Ao no Exorcist Manga: Chapter 34, Page 27
|Most High Priest||Tatsuma Suguro|
|High Priest||Uwabami Hojo • Yaozo Shima|
|Hojo Family||Ao Hojo• Mamushi Hojo • Nishiki Hojo|
|Miwa Family||Konekomaru Miwa|
|Shima Family||Jun Shima • Juzo Shima • Gozo Shima • Kinzo Shima • Renzo Shima • Yumi Shima|
|Suguro Family||Torako Suguro • Ryuji Suguro|
|Familiar||Naga • Salamander • Ucchusma • Yamantaka|
|Other||Chika Minami • Hajime Narumi • Haruta Shishamo • Masato Chigusa • Shigemichi Kumagai|
|Deceased||Fukaku (First Most High Priest) • Nekosuke Miwa (Unknown) • Takezo Shima (Unknown) • Tatsuma Suguro's Father (Sixteenth Most High Priest) • Yoshi Miwa (Unknown)|