Hagun Academy (Former)
Bakuga Tsukikage is the current prime minister of Japan and the board chairman of Akatsuki Academy.
Tsukikage is a middle aged man with a fit body. He also has glasses and a beard.
Tsukikage seems to be a devious man, purposely distorting facts and truths with rumors all to push his plans along. He also seems to be very arrogant as he is assured that Akatsuki academy will trump all who oppose it. Later it's revealed that he is a man who cares deeply for his country, and is ready to do anything for the well-being of the people of Japan. Despite his controversial goals, he still acts friendly and warm.
Tsukikage was previously the board chairman of Hagun Academy prior to retiring from that post and becoming a politician where he became the eventual prime minister of Japan. During becoming a politician, Tsukikage witnessed the young Ikki training alone in the Kurogane house.
At some point, Tsukikage received a vision of a dark future, where the League of Mage-Knight Nations and Union are driven into a war, which will lead in the destruction of Japan. He told about this vision to only a couple of people, including Edelweiss. In order to prevent the destruction of Japan, Tsukikage made a deal with Rebellion, establishing Akatsuki with the help of his old friend Kouzou Kazamatsuri, which would include members and associates of Rebellion, who would then participate in the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival.
The Eighth School Edit
Tsukikage reveals himself as the board chairman of the Akatsuki Academy after the attack on Hagun Academy, using his position to allow the Akatsuki Academy to formally entered the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival as the eighth school.
Party Crashers Edit
Tsukikage is seen at a hotel room, talking with his old student and now chairman of his old school Kurono Shinguuji. They discuss what his true intents are and Kurono is able to figure out that Tsukikage wants to separate from the League of Mage-Knight Nations. He leaves the room looking forward to the fight Hagun students will provide for Akatsuki Academy.
A Fresh Bloody Truth Edit
Tsukikage later talks with Ikki, before his semifinal match against Amane Shinomiya. Tsukikage tells Ikki about Amane's past so that Ikki can provoke Amane. He does this so Amane won't withdraw from the Festival, because of his respect for Ikki.
Tsukikage's intentions work to a point, as Amane doesn't withdraw, but he is defeated by Ikki. Ouma Kurogane is also defeated in the semi-finals by Stella. This leads to all Akatsuki members being eliminated from the Festival, leading to Tsukikage's plans failing. He later confronts Nene, who questions if Tsukikage used his ability to find out about Amane's past.
Rising Spirit Edit
Tsukikage is later seen with Rinna, Charlotte and Sara, who apologize for Akatsuki's failure. Tsukikage, however, says that it's fine, as he will just need to come up with something else, hoping that Rinna and the others will be helping him. Tsukikage also meets with the world's strongest swordsman, Edelweiss, who has come to watch the finals match between Ikki and Stella. Edelweiss explains that there are others who have arrived to the Festival, including an agent from the US.
Tsukikage watches the finals between Ikki and Stella, witnessing Ikki becoming a Desperado and defeating Stella. After the match, Edelweiss notes that Ikki and Stella have the possibility of preventing the dark future Tsukikage has seen.
The Festival Is Over Edit
Tsukikage, along with Nene, Kurono and the fourth ranked in the KOK A-League Ascarid, confront Ikki and Stella. Tsukikage tells them that with his ability he has seen the League of Mage-Knight Nations losing in a war against the Union. He planned to break ties with the League of Mage-Knight Nations and join the Union, but the loss of Akatsuki lead to the public being satisfied with the League, and not wanting to split from it. Tsukikage then tells Ikki and Stella that he hopes they can change the future.
A Night of Massacre Edit
Tsukikage appears at the destroyed headquarters of Rebellion and meets Kouzou Kazamatsuri. Tsukikage used his ability to reveal that All-Goal, was the one who destroyed the headquarters. Tsukikage and Kouzou are then informed that Abraham Carter, the strongest in the Union, is heading to the headquarters.
Seeing of the Past and Future: Tsukikage can see past and future events. It's not shown that he can manipulate these events in any way.
Getten Houjuu (lit. "Moon Jewel"): Tsukikage's Device takes the shape of a crystal ball.
- Past Sight: Tsukikage can see into the past with his Device. The limits of this ability are unknown, but he can seemingly see the past of any individual or place.
- Future Sight: Tsukikage's Device can show him the future, based on current cause and effect line. The exact events which lead to this future are not told by Tsukikage's Device. It should be noted that this future is not absolute, and can be changed.
- "Tsukikage" means "moon shadow" in Japanese.