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The Widow
S1E7 Widow profile
Gender Female
Race Succubus
Relatives Yuzuki Sakutarō (Husband)
Professional Status
Affiliation Fiore Perfume Company
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 1, Episode 7
Last Seen Season 1, Episode 8

The Widow was the second wife of Yuzuki Sakutarō, before he died. She was forced to put on a lot of perfume, because her husband did not like her "scent".


By her own admission, she had stolen Yuzuki from his first wife, Toshiko Katsuragi, who demanded a large sum of money and a mansion in compensation. She also claims that Toshiko came to her while still married to Yuzuki and said she wanted to wash her hands of him. According to the police report, she was the first to discover the deceased and partly rotten body of Toshiko, but did not report it to police. She was greatly envious of Toshiko's natural body odor, which Yuzuki found more appealing. The widow had sent Gai to Toshiko's house so that he could discover the body himself.[1] She has at least two cats, called Miiko and Chanel.[2]


The widow is a very attractive and young woman with brown eyes and black hair. She is usually shown wearing all black with her hair put up in a bun style. She also wears a necklace.[2]


She resented the fact that her husband liked the smell of Toshiko, but insisted that she wear strong perfume as he disliked her smell. She never liked wearing strong perfume but her husband influenced her greatly and she continued wearing strong perfumes after his death. She was greatly attached to her cat, saying that she and her husband treated it as if it was their child. She also wore a very large amount of Fiore Perfume Company's most expensive perfumes. She flaunts and uses her attractive figure to get men to follow her wishes. When cleaning Gai's ears, she states that it is a hobby of hers.[2]

Part in the Story[]

The Black Contractor[]

S1E7 Widow and Gai Kurusawa

The Widow pleads with Gai.

The widow goes to Gai Kurusawa's detective agency to hire him to search for her cat, Mi. She offers the reluctant Gai payment of 500,000 yen, including an up front payment of 250,000 yen which would not have to be refunded if they failed to find the cat. She also hires Hei as a part time worker in her house. When Gai visits her to ask more questions, she tells him that her husband's first wife, Toshiko must have stolen Mi and directs him to search her mansion.[2]

S1E8 Gai Kurusawa confronts Widow

Gai confronts the Widow about Toshiko's death.

When Gai finds the first wife dead in the house and learns that she had visited the house six months previously, she reveals that she had heard that there was garbage piling up at the house and found Toshiko dead inside. She initially left her there but finally decided to send him there to find the body as she was worried by the fact that nobody had yet found the corpse. She apologizes for using Gai and explains that she did not report it because she did not want to deal with it and because she wanted Toshiko's body odour to turn to a stench, jealous of how much Yuzuki admired her scent.[1]


Season One Appearances
The Star of a Contract Fell... The New Star Twinkles... The Red Dream of a Calamity... The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance... The Pure White Dress Is Stained... Within the Wall...
On a Silver Night... The Memory of Betrayal... I'll Sing a Love Song... Without Dreaming Shallow Dreams... The City of Regulations... God's in His Heaven...
Meteor Shower Is the Dream That a God of Death Has... Beneath Cherry Blossoms...


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Black Contractor; Episode 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Black Contractor; Episode 7


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Clients: Eelis KastinenThe WidowYoshihiroYoshihiro's Mother
Episodes: The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance in the Early Summer Rain... (Part 1 & 2) • On a Silver Night, the Heart Does Not Sway on the Water's Surface... (Part 1 & 2) • God's in His Heaven...