Manato (マナト, Manato) was the original Priest and leader of Haruhiro's party. Afterwards, he is replaced by Haruhiro as party's leader and Merry as the party's Priest.


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Manato was taller than Haruhiro, had pale skin, light brown hair and brown eyes. In battle, he wore a Priest Outfit that the Guild provided for him.


A very caring person and a responsible leader. Even until the bitter end he tried to help his friends.


Manato was a charismatic man, and was able to maintain a group of people who were left behind after the strong banded together. He was the one person everyone could talk to, and he always managed to offer the best advise.

On the 33rd day, the party was trying to develop their unique skills and everything seemed to some in the party's favor. During their mission of killing Boblins and Goblins Manato moved ahead of the group. Due to quick reflexes of Haruhiro, he managed to avoid an arrow fired by a rogue Goblin, and the group was ambushed. Carrying Haruhiro on his back, they fled the ruined town into the woods. Here he cured Haruhiro from the arrow wounds, before succumbing to his own. It was until he dropped from blood loss that the others saw he had been running with an arrow plunged into his spine. He fell, unable to recover on his own. Uttering his last words "I'm counting on you now"- words Haruhiro failed to understand at the time.

Tending the wounds, they brought Manato to the Priest Hall, but by the time they arrived he had already passed from blood loss, and the Head Priest told them there was nothing they could do but give him a proper burial. At at dusk, that same day, they cremated and spread the ashes of Manato.


  • Cure: A light spell that heals and binds small wounds but does not cause pain to fade.
  • Smash: The most basic of Priests self defense skills. Allows a Priest to hit with a massive amount of force using their staff. Which is very effective.


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  • After his Priest training, Manato was given a hooded outfit with blue lines and a short staff.
  • He later bought a notebook and some pencils to create a map.



Has an obvious brotherly relationship with Haruhiro that is represented in many different ways. After Manato's death, Manato tends to speak to Haruhiro about how the team is doing and even telling Haruhiro that he's grown a little.


Like most of the team, Manato doesn't enjoy Ranta's behavior. But unlike the team, Manato never really comes out and say that he doesn't like Ranta.

They don't have very many, if any, interactions. So it's hard to say how Manato feels about Ranta.


Moguzo and Manato aren't close, but their interactions suggest that they are good friends. Somewhat similar to Haruhiro.


These characters don't talk at all outside of combat. Like the rest of the team Yume had valued Manato as a leader. This was shown during Yume's scene with Haruhiro after they had recruited Merry.


Shihoru and Manato's relationship takes flight when he buys her a pin in the market. Manato doesn't really make clear whether he actually has feelings towards Shihoru, but it can be inferred in their moments alone together.


See Manato/Image gallery



  • Died on the 26th day of being in Grimgar.


Grimgar Characters
Haruhiro's Haruhiro, Merry, Yume, Shihoru, Kuzaku, Ranta?, Moguzo, Manato, Setora, Kiichi
Renji's Renji, Ron, Chibi, Adachi, Sassa
Tokkis Tokimune, Inui, Tada, Mimori, Anna-san, Kikkawa
Soma's Soma, Kemuri, Shima, Pingo, Lilia Sturm, Zenmai, Nino
Typhoon Rocks Rock, Kajita, Moyugi, Kurou, Sakanami, Tsuga
Team Akira Akira, Branken, Gohho, Miho, Kayo, Tallow
Michiki's Michiki, Ogu, Mutsumi, Hayashi±, Merry±
Iron Knuckles Max, Aidan
Berserkers Dakki
Wild Angels Kajiko, Kikuno
Others Hiyomu, Brittany, Choko, Honen, Kimura, Kuzuoka, Yorozu, Undying King
Level. 1 Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken      Level. 2 Everything is Precious      Level. 3 You Have to Accept That Things Won't Always Go Your Way      Level. 4 The Leaders and the Led      Level. 5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh      Level. 6 Towards a Glory Not Worth Taking      Level. 7 The Rainbow on the Other Side      Level. 8 And So, We Wait for Tomorrow      Level. 9 Here Right Now, Far Into The Distance      Level. 10 A Love Song That'll Never Reach      Level. 11 At That Moment I Dreamt of Our Separate Ways      Level. 12 That was the Beginning of a Legend Revolving Around a Certain Island and Dragon      Level. 13 Heart, Open, A New Door      Level. 14 Parano-mania      Level. 14+ Things Cannot Remain the Same      Level. 14++ If There Ever Comes a Chance to Meet Again      Level. 15 A strong and ephemeral new game

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