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Tanba (丹波) is the owner of Restaurant Tanba, which specializes in meat pies. He has violent tendencies, but ultimately takes good care of his crew. 

Appearance[]

Anime color scheme

Tanba is frightening at first glance, with a muscular build and short spiky hair, sharp teeth, pointy beard and a constant menacing look in his eyes. He wears a fur coat to match his animal looking mask, along with black jeans, black boots, and leather gloves.

Personality[]

Tanba is both aggressive and caring towards his employees. He's hardworking and cares about the prosperity of his business and crew above all else. He's always making sure his staff works hard and reprimands them when they slack off.

History[]

Past[]

Tanba has been a restaurant owner for a long time. He found Kirion when she was just a child with no home, taking her in as a staff member and raising her in the restaurant.

He used to have an employee named Asuka, who was madly in love with him, though he never truly reciprocated those feelings. Asuka used her magic to force him to fall in love with her, but over time, Tanba became immune to her magic and returned to his regular way of thinking. He then fired her for manipulating him.

Present[]

Tanba without a mask

Tanba is one of the first allies Kaiman makes during his days alone in the Magic User Realm. After he killed the "collectors" trying to kidnap Fukuyama before Blue Night, Tanba is incredibly thankful, and he treats Kaiman to a meal in his restaurant. Tanba then hires Kaiman as an employee. As an employee, Kaiman is lazy and frequently eats the restaurant's meat pies, only to get beaten up by Tanba as punishment. Tanba is, so far, the only character in the manga able to subdue Kaiman.

Despite this, he still helps Kaiman to look for answers about his past, recognizing the mark around his eyes. Together, they all go to Hell's Prison to deliver the last meal of one of his former customers, a Magic User named Shimizu. Kaiman engulfs the prisoner's head in his jaws, and Shimizu was able to identify the man inside his head as Risu.

Tanba sees a business opportunity after the Blue Night festival in En's Mansion, selling meat bags in his truck in a contest to ensure future business with The En Family. Tanba also helps Kaiman sneak into the Mansion to rescue Nikaido. To avoid detection, Kaiman disguises himself in an outfit he crafted the night before, posing as "Pieman", Tanba's recently married wife. Tanba despises this, but can't argue against it, as they were already inside the mansion. The contest was to be held between two snack wagons to see who could sell as much of their food as possible to the people in the Mansion. After finding out that Asuka was going to be their competition, Tanba realizes that winning the contest may be difficult after all, since he knew she undoubtedly would use her smoke in her apple pies to make everyone fall for her. Her plan which almost succeeded, but she ran out of magic at the same time as Noi and Ebisu, members of the jury in the contest, tasted some of Tanba's meat bags and found them much better. In a smart move, he prepares a special mushroom meatbag for En, winning the contest. When Kaiman finds Nikaido, he runs without second thoughts, and tells Tanba he'll return someday for the money he earned. Tanba, happy to see he finally was able to locate his friend, replies that he never had the intention to pay him anything.

Tanba showing how terrifying he is to Kaiman

During the genocide raid of the Cross-Eyes against the Magic Users, the restaurant was attacked by them, almost overpowered, and Tanba was only saved by the combined effort of Fukuyama and Kirion. While the former transformed the goons into giant meat bags, the latter chopped the face-off The Cross-Eyes Boss, and with their forces decimated and their leader almost killed, the Cross-Eyes escaped from the place.

During the apocalyptic rain in the Magic User realm, Tanba fell sick due to the rain's effect, but still went to the city to look for survivors, and was almost eaten alive by one of Asuka's angels together with Fukuyama. They were saved by Kirion and all (included Asuka) lived for a couple of days in the restaurant, sometimes Asuka would crawl into his bed to cuddle with him, and then Kirion would hit her with a newspaper to make her get out of there. When they started to feel better they all talked about Magic Users and humans, how they all think they were equal to them and Tanba told everyone that he never used a human for magic practice, this makes Kirion go to the sky with a fully charged magic broom to see what is happening with their world.

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