Abashiri convicts are 24 criminals that have the map leading to the Ainu treasure tattooed onto their skins by Noppera-Bou. They were imprisoned at the Abashiri Prison, but escaped when they were transported to another facility. Since then, the prisoners have hidden all over Hokkaido.

History[edit | edit source]

The man known as Noppera-Bou once stole a great quantity of gold from his fellow Ainu, killed them and was arrested because the authorities also wanted the gold. He was put in Abashiri prison and tortured, but Noppera-Bou remained silent. Crippled, Noppera-Bou selected 24 fellow convicts to carry parts of a cryptic map tattooed on their skins and told them to join mysterious allies in Otaru, but some went on their separate ways, disinterested in the gold while Noppera-Bou remains in prison.

Tattooed Prisoners[edit | edit source]

Convict First appearance Crime Status
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Takechiyo Gotou
Chapter 1
Episode 1
Murder of his wife and child. Deceased †
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Kanjirou Kasahara
Chapter 3
Episode 2
Unknown. Deceased †
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Yoshitake Shiraishi
Chapter 4
Episode 2
Theft, numerous escapes from prisons. Alive
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Toshizou Hijikata
Chapter 7
Episode 1
Political prisoner. Alive
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Tatsuma Ushiyama
Chapter 12
Episode 3
Murder of his judo master and massacre of the other 10 students. Alive
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Matsuo Tsuyama
Chapter 19
Episode 5
Murder of 33 people. Deceased †
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Tetsuzou Nihei
Chapter 22
Episode 5
Murder of poachers. Deceased †
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Kazuo Henmi
Chapter 37
Episode 8
Murder of more than 100 people. Deceased †
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Kano Ienaga
Chapter 50
Episode 11
Murder of her patients. Deceased †
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Tetsuo Takarai
Chapter 56
Episode 12
Unknown. Deceased †
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Kiichirou Wakayama
Chapter 65
OVA 3
Unknown; likely, leading yakuza, a criminal organization, gambling. Deceased †
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Soroku Funabashi
Chapter 72
Episode 12
Unknown. Deceased †
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Kiyohiro Suzukawa
Chapter 87
Episode 16
Identity theft, marriage fraud, scamming. Deceased †
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Keiichirou Sakamoto
Chapter 102 Robbery, murder. Deceased †
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Shiton Anehata
Chapter 108
OVA 4
Bestiality, animal slaughter. Deceased †
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Toni Anji
Chapter 119
Episode 20
Unknown Alive
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Maiharu Gansoku
Chapter 143
Episode 25
Dojoyaburi (visiting a rival martial arts school in order to challenge its members), further violence. Alive
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Youichirou
Chapter 151
Episode 32
Murder. Deceased †
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Waichirou Sekiya
Chapter 172 Murder of 30 people by poisoning. Deceased †
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Heita Matsuda
Chapter 217 Murder. Deceased †
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Fusatarou Oosawa
Chapter 223 Murder, theft. Deceased †
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Michael Ostrog
Chapter 225 Murder. Deceased †
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Keiji Ueji
Chapter 232 Child murder. Deceased †
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Toshiyuki Kadokura
Chapter 117
Episode 20
None; Kadokura agreed to be tattooed by Wilk after the mass escape of other tattooed convicts. Alive

Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

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Warden Shirosuke Inudou 
Staff Toshiyuki Kadokura Tokishige Usami 
Convicts Fusatarou Oosawa Heita Matsuda Kanjirou Kasahara Kano Ienaga Kazuo Henmi Keiichirou Sakamoto Keiji Ueji Kiichirou Wakayama Kiyohiro Suzukawa Maiharu GansokuMatsuo Tsuyama Michael Ostrog Noppera-Bou Shiton Anehata Soroku Funabashi Takechiyo Gotou Tatsuma UshiyamaTetsuo Takarai Tetsuzou Nihei Toni AnjiToshizou HijikataWaichirou Sekiya Yoshitake ShiraishiYouichirou 
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