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Gender Male
Race Human
Relatives Lebanon (Father),
Michiru (Mother)
Professional Status
Affiliation Noah Ark restaurant
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 2, Episode 4
Last Seen Season 2, Episode 6
Japanese Voice Katsuhito Nomura
English Voice Justin Pate

Norio is the son of Michiru and Lebanon.


Norio has brown eyes and long brown hair which is is swept back. He wears a long brown coat with a red wolf's head design on its back.


Although Norio acted like a jerk at first, he is actually very caring person who really loves his family since he was so happy to see his mother when she came back even after abandoning him as a child. He develops a crush on Suou Pavlichenko.

Part in the Story[]

Gemini of the Meteor[]

S2E4 Suou, July and Norio

Norio collapses in fear at seeing Suou Pavlichenko's Contractor power.

While Norio is bored and hanging out with his gang in a shopping centre, he sees Suou Pavlichenko passing by and instantly becomes infatuated with her, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend. He later sees her again, but this time, Suou attacks the other members of his gang. Norio chases after her when she flees from the police, but is shocked when she uses her ability, realizing that she is a Contractor. He later returns to his father's store, only to find Suou is there and promptly leaves.[1]

S2E5 Michiru, Lebanon, Norio

Michiru visits Lebanon and Norio.

He later overcomes his fear and showers Suou with his love as she leaves the store, only for her to spurn him and leave. The next day he dresses up in a suit and brings flowers to the hotel she is staying in, but instead is shocked to find his mother leaving the hotel. He returns to the Noah's Ark and talks with his father, and both are stunned when Michiru enters the shop, asking to use their oven.[2] Norio fumbles over what to say to her and is surprised when she asks why he welcomes her so easily despite having been abandoned by her. She then tells him to keep away from Suou or he will get hurt and leaves. After eating some of the cake she made, Norio remembers about his attempts to woo Suou and heads out to find her.

S2E6 Suou, Norio watch Michiru drown

Norio looks on as Michiru is killed by her own ability.

Unable to locate her, his friends arrive to tell him that Suou is fighting a Contractor, and he realizes that it is his mother. Norio arrives just in time to witness Yin causing Michiru to kill herself with her ability. He blames Suou and asks why she did it. Suou eventually leaves without responding. Norio returns home and secludes himself in his room. Lebanon brings him more of Michiru's cake, but he refuses to eat it. Lebanon attempts to comfort his son, and the two break down in tears, with Norio commenting that he only has the one photo of her and that he also cannot forget about Suou despite what happened. He then devours the entire cake.[3]


Season Two Appearances
The Black Cat Doesn't Have a Dream of the Star... The Fallen Meteor... Vanishing Into the Snow Field... The Ark Trembles on the Lake... Gunpowder Smoke Drifts Away, Life Drifts Away... The Smell is Sweet, the Heart is Bitter...
The Doll Sings to the Wind Flower... On Summer Days, the Sun Sways... A Sudden Meeting On A Certain Day... Your Smile in the Street of Lies... The Water Bottom Dries, the Moon is Full... The Ark of Stars


  1. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 4
  2. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 5
  3. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 6