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Reiji Sakamaki
Reiji Sakamaki
Biographical Information
Kanji 逆巻 レイジ
Rōmaji Sakamaki Reiji
Sign Virgo
Birthday August 29th
Age 18
Status Alive
Physical and Vital Statistics
Race Vampire
Ethnicity Japanese
Gender Male
Height 183 cm (6'0")
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Blood Type O
Eye Color Red
Hair Color Dark Purple/Black
Professional Status
Occupation 3rd year High School Student
Personal Status
Relatives Karlheinz (father)
Beatrix (mother)
Richter (uncle)
Shu (brother)
Laito (half-brother)
Kanato (half-brother)
Ayato (half-brother)
Subaru (half-brother)
Hobbies Collecting tableware
Favorite Food Carbonara
Debut
Game Diabolik Lovers ~Haunted Dark Bridal~ (Prologue)
Manga Diabolik Lovers Anthology
Anime Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English David Wald


Reiji Sakamaki (逆巻 レイジ Sakamaki Reiji) is the second eldest son of the Sakamaki household. Reiji and his older brother, Shu, are the sons of Beatrix, second wife of Karlheinz, the Vampire King.

AppearanceEdit

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Reiji in Haunted Dark Bridal
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Reiji in MORE,BLOOD

Reiji's hair is a shade of purple-black with lighter purple-gray gradients. It is almost an inch away from being shoulder length and it is neatly combed. Reiji's eyes are a light red. He wears glasses.

Reiji usually wears suit-like attire to match his seemingly polite personality. In Haunted Dark Bridal, he wears a grey vest with a black one over a white dress shirt. He wears it with black pants and a black belt. In MORE,BLOOD, he wears a black military trench coat with a white dress shirt underneath and black pants.

His school uniform consists of the black school jacket with a buttoned red vest over a black dress shirt with a perfect red tie. He wears it with along with the black uniform pants and black dress shoes.

According to Cordelia, if Reiji weren't so stiff, he would look just like his father from back when she first met him. She says that even his eyes are just like Karl's.[1]

PersonalityEdit

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Reiji's room

Reiji has refined manners.Though he might have a polite, sophisticated way of speaking (which the creators describe to be "butler-like"), his words tend to come with a biting edge. He values rules and demands that they are followed by others, but he creates many strange rules. Despite how rigid he may seem, he still has some sense of humor (albeit a dry one).

Although Reiji is the second son, he takes it upon himself to keep the house tidy, to manage household affairs, and to keep his brothers in line. His role in the family combined with his seemingly polite, gentlemanly posture often causes him to appear more like the eldest instead of his older brother Shu Sakamaki.

Shown by how he values rules, Reiji is a strict person towards both himself and those around him. He is an arrogant, prideful person who demands perfection and dislikes submitting to weakness. Though his words may be harsh, they shouldn't always be taken at face value. He is an extreme sadist like the rest of his brothers, and his particular phrase is schadenfreude (pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune). Sometimes he does or says something in order to get a reaction that amuses him.

Along with his passion for experimenting and making potions/drugs, he loves to collect tea sets and kitchenware. His brothers sometimes use Reiji's love for kitchenware to coerce him into cooking for them by saying that they'll use the kitchen themselves - his brothers have a penchant for destroying it when they use it. Due to his love for collecting, Ayato often calls him a tableware otaku.

HistoryEdit

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Young Reiji

Reiji is the second born son to the Sakamaki family. Because his mother was the second wife and gave birth to the first son, Shu, Beatrix received a lot of hostility from Cordelia. The hostility led Beatrix to neglect Reiji to focus all her attention into raising Shu to become a proper heir.

While Shu hated the restrictions and attention given to him, Reiji craved his mother's attention, leading him to burn down a local human village and killing Shu's human friend, Edgar. He killed Edgar in an attempt to impress his mother and to punish Shu who continuously ran away from his responsibilities and made Beatrix upset. Reiji's hatred for his mother continued to grow when Edgar's murder didn't impress his mother and Shu became more withdrawn. Eventually, he hired Seiji Komori, a vampire hunter, to kill Beatrix, thinking that his mother would finally acknowledge him.

Unfortunately, he was left with regret and disappointment as he watched Beatrix at peace: she would finally be free from Cordelia's harassment, and she was proud to witness Reiji's growth (for the vampires, killing an "opponent" is considered a mark of becoming a grown up[2]). Reiji tried to find a way to resurrect her, claiming that he wanted to kill Beatrix in a way that would cause her unbearable suffering by his own hands.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

Reiji doesn't have a particularly close relationship with his brothers. He looks after the household, and he may try to keep his brothers in accordance with the rules their father set for them. However, he generally leaves them alone if they will leave him alone. Due to his rigid attitude, he usually ends up as the butt of his brothers' jokes, particularly Ayato's.

ShuEdit

Since Shu chose to reject the attention their mother gave him, Reiji has grown to deeply resent and despise Shu and developed a strong inferiority complex out of the jealousy he feels for all things Shu takes for granted. Reiji caused the fire that lead to the death of Shu's first and only friend, Edgar. Reiji's nickname for Shu is "Good-for-Nothing" (穀潰し Gokutsubushi). He also calls Shu spineless.

AbilitiesEdit

TeleportationEdit

Appearing out of nowhere instantly.

TelekinesisEdit

Using his power to move Yui's hand

TriviaEdit

  • He is right-handed.
  • His foot size is 27cm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode 11
  2. Diabolik Lovers Official Visual Art Book

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