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Yayoi MatsunagaYayoi MatsunagaYayoi Matsunaga (NightWalker: Midnight Detective)
Early 30'sEarly 30's
Black (red-magenta in the first 4 episodes)Black (red-magenta in the first 4 episodes)
Blue (light blue-gray in the first 4 episodes)Blue (light blue-gray in the first 4 episodes)
5'1"About 155 cm
Government law enforcement agentGovernment law enforcement agent
"If losing my sister is the price to pay, then I don't want this face!"
Mari Devon (credited as Jane Alan)Emi Shinohara
The First Night: "A Visitor in the Night"The First Night: "A Visitor in the Night"
NightWalker: Midnight DetectiveMayonaka no Tantei Nightwalker

Character Description: Yayoi Matsunaga

The youngest of identical twin sisters, Yayoi Matsunaga was horribly disfigured in a fire when she was five years old, which also killed her parents. Her older twin, Kasumi, was spared because of a nightbreed who wanted her unharmed body. As a result, Kasumi was forced by the nightbreed to kill innocent people and rip off their faces. Yayoi, not knowing of what was going on, grew up with her sister, all the while hating Kasumi for being unharmed.

All this changed when Tatsuhiko Shido and Guni visited the inn that the sisters ran together. At first, Shido thought that it was Yayoi that was possessed by the nightbreed, mainly because of the hostile way that Yayoi treated Kasumi. But later, Yayoi had accessed a secret room in the basement of the inn. It was there that she, along with Shido, had found the faces in which the nightbreed that possessed Kasumi ripped off. Both were horrified, and Kasumi was so anguished to find that her sister had discovered her shameful secret, that she dropped the lantern she was holding, starting a fire. There was a brief battle between the nightbreed and Shido, but Kasumi decided to end it all by throwing herself into the flames. Yayoi, at last acknowledging her love for her sister, tried to save her, but Kasumi, knowing that the nightbreed would only accept a beautiful body, leapt into the fire, causing the nightbreed to leave her body, which Shido destroyed soon after. Both sisters were saved from the burning building, but Kasumi soon died from her injuries. Before that, however, Kasumi used the last of the nightbreed's power to give Yayoi her soul as well as her face.

Saddened by the loss of her sister, Yayoi soon joined the N.O.S., an agency whose duty is to investigate and eliminate nightbreed threats. She retains Shido to aid her in her quest, although her flirtatious attitude often causes Riho to get very jealous at her. She uses a standard 9mm automatic pistol loaded with silver-jacketed bullets, and fitted with an entry light.

Because of the presence of Kasumi's soul within her, Yayoi has gained immunity from a vampire's bite. Because of this, she is able to give Shido, and later Riho, the blood they need to survive.

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