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Issa Shuzen
Manga Picture
Kana 朱染 一茶
Romaji Shuzen Issa
Age Unknown (appears late 30's)
Gender Male
Race Vampire
Hair Color Silver (Anime)

Black (Manga)

Eye Color Red
Personal Status
Relatives Akasha Bloodriver (Lover/Mistress)†

Gyokuro Shuzen (Wife)†
Akua Shuzen (Eldest Daughter)
Kahlua Shuzen (Older Daughter)†
Moka Akashiya (Younger Daughter)
Kokoa Shuzen (Youngest Daughter)

Affiliations Shuzen Family
Class Beyond S-Class
Voice Actor Katsuji Mori (Japanese)
J. Michael Tatum (English)
Issa Shuzen is the father of Moka and her sisters, as well as a very influential figure among Vampires. He makes an appearance in Rosario + Vampire Capu2 as the third Dark Lord. In the manga, Issa is not a Dark Lord, although he is said to be a powerful individual nonetheless as his powers were mentioned to surpass those of a strong S-class vampire.


In the manga, Issa Shuzen is seen as the head of the Shuzen Family. In the flashback into Moka's memories, he is shown to own a fairly large European-styled castle, which is the meeting place for vampires in all of Japan, and is apparently well known in the yōkai underworld for being the one to go to when a problem needs to be 'solved'. He also fits the general expectation of what one expects a vampire of his status to look and behave. When Akua is first introduced, he seems to be caring enough to make sure that Moka, Kahlua, and Kokoa all introduce themselves formally to Akua. However, right after that, he tells Kahlua and Akua to 'kill each other' without holding back.

Touhou Fuhai explains that the Shuzen house is probably the most fearsome place in all of Japan due to the high number of vampires who live there. Based on Akua's attack and subsequent deduction of Kahlua's tears, Issa stopped the match with a loud clap. The clap was with great strength, so strong that it choked Kahlua and Akua in fear. It appears he determined the strength of each of them within a minute of battle. When he is warned of the possible threat of intruders, he merely brushes it aside, believing it to be yet another attempt to try to kill him. He states that if they managed to get into the castle, that he will take their challenge personally.

Despite his brutal nature, he treats his family rather well, celebrating his daughters' birthdays with them. He even seems supportive of Akasha's plan to have Moka leave the mansion for fear of having something happen to her because of 'that thing in the basement'.

In the most recent chapters, Issa is revealed to be Fairy Tale's 2nd Subdivision Leader when Gyokuro says to Touhou Fuhai that his opponent was not her but rather behind him (referring to Issa). This is later disproven in Chapter 64 when Touhou Fuhai reveals 'Issa' to be a doppelganger and says that the real one is much stronger.

In Gyokuro's flashback, Issa is talking with Akasha who's holding her daughter Moka about humans and monsters coexisting. Issa finds Akasha's solution to be interesting and saying when that time comes he will be with both Akasha and Moka in the newly human world.

Issa appears later on in the Epilogue "After Story".   


In this adaptation, Issa created Moka's Rosario Cross and the one used for the school barrier. His contempt for humans knows no bounds and, according to Koumori, his powers exceed that of a standard S-class yōkai, able to throw anyone with just a wave of his hand. Moka's father resided in a vast castle when Tsukune Aono went in search of him for another Rosario cross. Upon meeting him, he hated Tsukune because he chooses a "fake" Moka over his real daughter however he gains a begrudging respect for him once he takes the Rosario out of his hand without him knowing. As Inner Moka arrived and stopped the fight claiming that Tsukune would have lost if he kept fighting the way he was fighting (she claimed if he was truly fighting seriously, Tsukune would have lost instantly). With this, he lets Tsukune keep the Rosario and he leaves, causing the castle to collapse. Before leaving the area, he realizes that Kokoa Shuzen was behind the events which caused so many people to "bug him" so he gave her a big spanking for causing him so much trouble.


  • "This isn't what you'd call our occupation, but sometimes, there are some "worthy people" who will recieve rewards after taking care of "certain tasks." Some would call us the "problem solvers" of the underground world." 
  • (To Akua and Kahlua) Well then my daughters, there's no need to hold back. Kill each other.
  • "As I thought, humans are so weak."
  • (To Tsukune) I'll leave that rosario to you then, Aono Tsukune. But, don't think that I gave my daughter to you for nothing. Please remember this point.


  • In the anime, Issa appears with silver hair instead of black hair.
  • Just like the rest of his family, he is named after a beverage, Issa meaning "one tea."
  • In the anime, Issa has a habit of curling the hair that hangs over his left eye.
  • In the manga especially, Issa resembles the traditional image of a Vampire.
  • In the manga, despite being Japanese, Issa's clothes have a older European styling to them.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Issa Shuzen

  • Isn't Issa in the manga?

    4 messages
    • That might not be true, as the Issa in chapter 64 was shown to be a doppleganger, the old man from chapter 44 who hadn't yet appeared.  It wo...
    • The real Issa appears in the epilogue, and he meets with tsukune in a bar, and well.....he is capable of scaring tsukune senseless, and he is...

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