|This article is about the character named Azami the Vengeful (Fukushu no Azami). For the story arc of the same name, see A Thistle of Vengeance.|
|This article is about a character in Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni.|
Azami the Vengeful (復讐のアザミ Fukushū no Azami) is the fourth ranked of the school youkai. She creates magical thistles that can give students the power of bullying.
|The Fourth Ranked School Youkai. There are magical thistles, only visible to those who are being bullied. If they eat one of those thistles they will become a bully themselves. Azami is the youkai who commands those magical thistles. She is also the elder sister of Sumire.
She uses her honeyed words to draw in prey. It's a terrifying hypocritical technique. Her ladylike manner of dressing draws in bullied children and makes them think she's some goddess who come to save them. Apparently there was once a time when she would take on a human guise and became an incredibly bad bully herself.
(Translation by Spider Lily Translations)
Azami has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears an elegant furisode kimono.
Azami presents herself as polite and compassionate, appearing like a goddess of fortune to kids and enticing them to consume her magic thistles.
Azami likes to play with Sumire and pinch her cheeks, but she despises being called a hypocrite.
Azami represents one of the mysteries of the school, a magical thistle hiding among a garden of thistles that bullied kids can eat and become bullies themselves. Azami and Sumire hunt in tandem where Azami creates bullies, Sumire turns their classmates against them, and Azami gives the bully more thistles to keep the cycle going.
- Sumire (younger sister)
Azami is introduced attending the moon viewing festival with other school youkai.
The bullied kid Masaaki Yoshikawa meets Azami, who entices him to get revenge on all of his bullies and watches him eat one of her magical thistles. Yukari tries to stop Masaaki after his transformation into a bully and confronts Azami, who believes Masaaki is right in getting revenge and offers to give Yukari a thistle of her own to bully him back.
When Yukari learns of Sumire and Azami's plan to turn Masaaki into a bullied kid again, Yukari decides to eat one of Azami's thistles. Azami gives one to her, believing she will become a magnificent bully, however Yukari uses her new power to terrify her classmates into behaving and never bullying others. Even Azami and Sumire are shocked by her demeanor. Azami says this is how she wanted Yukari to turn out anyway.
Azami and other youkai reminisce on the past.
In this dream world, Azami and Sumire discuss Yukari's control of the class being like a dictatorship.
- Azami's name literally means "thistle".