I (ぼく, Boku), also known as the Nonsense Bearer (戯言遣い, Zaregoto Tsukai), or the Nonsense User in the Vertical English translation, is the main protagonist and narrator of the Zaregoto Series. He is close friends with Tomo Kunagisa. His real name is never revealed.


I goes with the flow and gets carried along by other people, an attitude Maki Himena labels as "agreeing without harmonizing". I has a very bad memory, and often wishes he had at least an average one. I was quick to anger when young, though his time in Houston seems to have softened him somewhat. I and Tomo share a complex relationship. Both are independent and do not need other people. I's feelings towards Tomo appear to be a mix of jealousy[1] and affection. Though the two of them do not have particularly compatible personalities, he wants to be her one and only,[2] but admits that he is already in love with her to the extent it does not matter if she never chooses him.[3] I consistently downplays his own abilities, but inevitably ends up solving the mysteries he encounters.


I has brown hair and brown eyes.


I was born in March, in Kobe. Beginning in his second year of junior high, he entered the ER3 System and went to America, Houston for five years; however, he withdrew from the program. He reunited with Tomo, and entered Rokumeikan University in Kyoto.[1]


The Beheading CycleEdit

I and Tomo's head

I and Tomo's head.

I comes to Wet Crow's Feather Island as Tomo's escort. He takes up residence in the mansion's smallest room (a storage room). On the morning of their third day on the island, he wakes up at six and heads to Tomo's room. After waking her up, he goes out for a walk. He runs into Shinya Sakaki, who convinces Kanami Ibuki to paint I's portrait. I returns to Tomo's room, before moving on to get breakfast. He meets Akane Sonoyama, and the two discuss the ER3 System. Afterwards, Maki sits next to I at the table, and berates him due to his style of living. I again goes back to Tomo's room, who offers to fix his watch. Hikari Chiga walks in to clean, and she and I briefly talk about the game Tomo is making for Iria Akagami. After lunch, I visits Kanami in the atelier to have his portrait done. After calling one of her paintings pretty, Kanami destroys it. I and Kanami talk for the next two hours as she memorizes him to she can paint his portrait later. Later, I heads to Tomo's room to pick up his watch, then visits Akane to play a shogi. He is thoroughly trounced in seven games. At dinnertime, all twelve residents of the island gather together to eat. When Kanami and Akane start an argument, I draws their attention to himself so that Tomo will stop them. He is angered by Maki's behavior however, who begins taunting him once more. He is stopped by Tomo however before he can lose his temper. After dinner, I bathes in Tomo's room, telling her she must have a bath herself by tomorrow. Tomo is still hungry, so she and I leave to find Hikari. They run into Akari Chiga, who directs them to the living room, where they find Hikari serving Maki and Shinya. Shinya asks how the modeling went, and apologizes to I for Kanami's personality. Maki continues her verbal assault, picking out I's character flaws, though he denies her assessment. When an earthquake hits the island, I covers Tomo's body with his own. He and Tomo head back to her room shortly after. With Tomo in bed, I returns to his own room, and goes to sleep.[1]

Strangulation RomanticistEdit

Hanging High SchoolEdit

Psycho Logical (Part One)Edit

Psycho Logical (Part Two)Edit

Cannibal MagicalEdit

Uprooted Radical (Part One)Edit

Uprooted Radical (Part Two)Edit

Uprooted Radical (Part Three)Edit


Innate Sense of Time: I can judge the time by his internal clock with no more than a fifteen minute margin of error.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Zaregoto light novel; Volume 1, Chapter 1
  2. Zaregoto light novel; Volume 1, Chapter 2
  3. Zaregoto light novel; Volume 1, Chapter 3