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Richardson infobox (1)

Japanese Name


Romanized Name





Chapter 4 (light novel 1);
Chapter 2 (manga);
Episode 1

Voice actor

Kunihiko Yasui



Richardson was one of Henry Conrad’s servants and victim of The Harlequinade. He came to Hugh’s mansion to take him to Conrad’s hotel. Richardson is present in the Turn-Up Book story.


Richardson is a footman working for Henry Conrad. Richardson considers his master an old friend of Wesley Disward and someone who even grieves for Wesley's death. Richardson may be oblivious about their rivalry. Apparently, he heard something about Dalian’s reputation, acting nervous next to her.[1]


The man is very polite, telling Hugh about his master Conrad and his property with courtesy. However, Richardson looks nervous next to Dalian. Although Conrad hadn't invite her, Richardson lets her into the carriage with Hugh.[1]


Richardson (manga)

The alternative version of Richardson, shown in the manga.

Richardson’s alternative version, seen in the manga, has straight, light hair in a ponytail. He wears a black overcoat.[2]

In the anime, he seems to be older. He wears a dark three-piece suit, a grey necktie and a black bowler hat. Richardson has brown, short hair and eyes. His face shows lines running from each side of his nose to the corners of his mouth.[3]


Hugh and Dalian are having a conversation in the kitchen of Wesley’s mansion, when they hear a carriage stopping nearby. Hugh was invited by Henry Conrad, and Richardson had arrived to take him to his master's hotel. Richardson doesn’t mind when Dalian decides to tag along. Sitting opposite to Hugh, Richardson affirms how grateful he was for the acceptance of the invitation. Richardson also reveals that Conrad was devastated when Wesley died. Richardson seems nervous with Dalian’s presence. He mistakenly refers to Hugh as Wesley’s son. Richardson has been told to take care of Hugh’s accommodation.

After leaving a forest behind, Richardson points to Conrad’s house. He describes the property, apologizing for the lack of employees, since they were not lodging many guests. When they stop at the entrance, no one appears to welcome them. Richardson asks Hugh and Dalian to wait a moment. He tells something to the coachman and enters the building. Later, Richardson’s scream is heard by Hugh and Dalian. They find the servant’s body covered in blood, in a corridor at the rear part of the mansion. A knife was embedded in his head. Richardson was killed by a knife thrower clown, one of the performers released from The Harlequinade.[1]

Richardson's death (manga)

Richardson's last moments, as seen in the manga.

The conversation inside the carriage never happens in the manga and anime. The manga shows a different version of Richardson. After entering his master’s mansion, he finds a tiger eating the body of a woman. Soon after, the clown appears. Hugh and Dalian hear Richardson's scream. The servant dies in Hugh’s arms, with a wound in his head, before he can say anything.[2]


  • Richardson’s voice actor is known for providing his voice to Iori Yagami, from the fighting game franchise The King of Fighters.[4]
  • In the anime, it’s not clearly shown, but Richardson takes Hugh's hat and Dalian's bonnet before they enter the mansion. Soon after, both objects appear next to his body.[3]
  • He's the first supporting character to appear in the anime.[3]




Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel


Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell


Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters