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Ryo Fui
Chinese Lü Buwei
Kanji 呂不韋
Romaji Ryo Fui
Biographical Information
(Offically Deceased)
Marital Status Single
Age 50s
Gender Male
Eyes Purple
Hair Brown
Skin Brown
State Han (Birth place)
Han (Merchant period)
Residence Kanyou City
Location Zhao

Kantan (former) Qin Kanyo (former) You City (former) Kanan (former)

Birth Place Zhao
Professional Information
Occupation Merchant
Affiliates Qin Government
Royal Palace (Former)
Ryo Fui Faction (Defunct)
Political Position Chancellor of the State (Former)
Japanese VA Tesshō Genda
Manga Debut Chapter 15
Anime Debut Episode 1
Allow me to say this, Ri Boku. When it comes to doing business, I have never in my entire life budged a single inch from my offered price.

—Ryo Fui negotiating with Ri Boku.

Ryo Fui was a powerful merchant and politician of the state of Qin. A former Chancellor of the Right and later Chancellor of State of Qin, he was the leader of the Ryo Fui Faction at the beginning of Ei Sei's reign.

Ryo Fui had so much power and influence, that he was able to defy the king in court, while scheming to seize the throne behind his back. His ambition was to make war obsolete by integrating China economically. He wanted Qin to be a kingdom based on a powerful economy instead of pillage and plunder, where happiness and quality of life would be assured by a wide production of consumer goods.


Ryo Fui is a well built middle-aged man. He has a long brown goatee, long hair, and a thin mustache.


He loves gambling and has some luck with it. He likes to get what he wants and is used to it. He has shown great ambition in gaining the throne of Qin and slyness equaling to his ambition. Ryo Fui went to the extent of giving his fiancee to the past Qin king to win his trust and gain a higher ranking. He openly admitted that he tried to assassinate the king, forcing Ei Sei to show that he had no power to punish him for the crimes he committed.


Ryo Fui is born in the city of Youteki in the state of Han.[1]

Ryo Fui was a former merchant in the state of Zhao. He gained power and got the position of the Chancellor of the Right of Qin after helping prince Sou Jou gain the throne by using bribes. Amongst the investments he made to make Shiso king and to prove his support, he made his fiancé become one of Shiso's many women.

The first talented person he recruited was Shou Hei Kun, after being promoted to Chancellor of the Right of Qin. Sometime later, in order to strengthen his faction, he created the Four Pillars of Ryo Fui, a group consisting of persons considered among the best in their respective fields. The members were: Shou Hei Kun, Mou Bu, Sai Taku, and Ri Shi.


Sei Kyou's Rebellion Arc[]

Ryo Fui at the start of the series was in a military campaign against Wei while at the same time the Sei Kyou faction was rebelling against the Ei Sei faction in the capital of Kanyou. When a messenger was dispatched by the Ei Sei faction to inform him about the rebellion and to seek help, Ryo Fui had the messenger executed under the excuse that they were sent by Wei to stir up confusion. The true intention of Ryo Fui was to allow the Sei Kyou faction to overthrow Ei Sei and then he Ryo Fui comes later to suppress the rebellion, kills Sei Kyou in the course of that and makes himself the new king. When news of Sei Kyou's defeat by Ei Sei and his men reached him, he was furious. In Anime however, he went on to congratulate, although sarcastically, the King for retaining his throne.

Assassination Plot Arc[]

Ryo Fui, due to his childish nature, sent assassins clans including Kyou Kai to murder Sei. The assassination attempt failed miserably. In Anime however, this does not happen.

Ryo Fui returns to Kanyou with his Four Pillars. He openly admitted that he tried to assassinate the king, and knowing full well he had no chance of putting him on trial due to his overwhelming power in the court, Ei Sei passed it as a joke as if it was false. In effect, he began pressuring the Ei Sei faction by gaining support from many influential officials that went against the king, Shou Bun Kun, Shi Shi, and other ministers. In Anime, the threat was not included, but seen him congratulating the King in his victory.

Alliance Arc[]

He oversees the truce between Zhao and Qin, acting as he was speaking in behalf of Qin. Then, he went on the banquet, and sit in front of Ri Boku, after Shin got dragged out.

Third Faction Arc[]

The king looked to his callous Queen Mother for support against the Ryo Fui faction. She held absolute control over the Royal Harem and not even Ryo Fui had influence in her territory. The Queen falsely made it believe she was providing help to the king but in reality, was already in alliance with Ryo Fui in which they both had sexual relations and past intimate feelings for one another. Fortunately, one of the palace girls named Kou heard Ryo Fui and the Queen's conversation on murdering the king and taking the throne. Ei Sei found out about this and began taking charge against Ryo Fui by spreading rumors on his affair with the Queen with the help of Shi Shi which weakened his support from ministers from the court.

Sanyou Aftermath Arc[]

Later on, he gains the position of Chancellor of the state which gave him much more power, second only to Ei Sei. With this development, Ei Sei reluctantly released Sei Kyou from prison in which they agreed to assist each other against Ryo Fui. The king gains numerous support from ministers of royal blood and his power greatly increases. He is seen in the war meetings between Ri Boku as well in the discussions on how to defeat the Allied Coalition in which he shows great weariness.

Coalition Invasion Arc[]

He was mentioned by Ri Boku, wanting to deal with Ryo should Sei get captured.

Conspiracy in the Court Arc[]

He commanded Ho Kaku and Ryuu to set up Sei Kyou. Then, when the news arrived at the rebellion of Tonryuu, he nominated that Sei lead the subjugation, but the King has other person in mind.

After the rebellion, he was confronted by Shin after the latter heard him talking to his cohorts.

State of Ai Arc[]

He went to the coronation ceremony, but posted his loyalists in Kanyou to assist the Ai Army. Then after the ceremony, he went with Sei to Kinen Temple for a debate. He admitted the loss, and was exiled to a small province of Qin right afterwards.

Western Zhao Invasion Arc[]

Ryo Fui was stripped of his rank for his crimes against the Kingdom, and exiled to city of Kanan.


Ryo Fui's presence in the Kanan area naturally attracted some of his former followers and many dissidents of Ei Sei's regime. In time, this faction was becoming too powerful to be ignored by the King, cause it could very well start a civil war within the Kingdom (in a crucial hour of the war between Qin and Zhao, nonetheless).

The head of Intelligence, Shi Shi, advised the King that Ryo Fui should be executed regardless of treasonous conduct, given that his presence alone would suffice to rally his majesty's enemies. However, the King had other plans and decided to talk to the former Chancellor face to face.

When Ryo Fui and Ei Sei met for the first time after the exile, the monarch looked straight into his eyes and saw no reason to believe that Ryo Fui was a threat. The former Chancellor replied that his majesty's kindness was as much his strength as it was his weakness, for it could inspire loyalty, but it also barred him from making tough choices - like listening to Shi Shi's advice and taking his head off! Ei Sei left the conversation by reaffirming to his former rival that he still believes in the inherent goodness of men.

Zhao Crisis Arc[]

In a month or so, from Kanan came an intelligence report directly to the royal palace. It said that the former Chancellor of Qin, Ryo Fui, had committed suicide by drinking a cup of wine mixed with Zhen poison. With Ryo Fui's demise, the entire faction positioning themselves around his name and prestige, crumbled to dust, effectively ending the civil war menace. This was the final mention of Ryo Fui's name in the annals of the Shiji.

However, as Ryo Fui's body was being found at Kanan's palace, a carriage was leaving the city transporting a man and a couple of women in complete secrecy. Inside the carriage's body, the women asked Ryo Fui if no one would notice that the dead body belonged to someone else, to which he replied that it didn't matter, that he just planned to travel the lands and witness Ei Sei's ascension, and the unification of China.


Strength 60
Leadership 90
Intelligence 91
Experience A

Strength 60
Leadership 90
Intelligence 91
Experience A
Achieve the ruling of China with money

Strength 60
Leadership 90
Intelligence 90
Experience A
Gambling Luck: 100!

Strength Unknown
Leadership Unknown
Intelligence 90
Ambition 100
Politics 90
Gambling Luck: 100

As a rival to Ei Sei, Ryo Fui proves to be a master tactician and a manipulator who was able to use Ei Sei's father to further his ambitions for more power. Ryo Fui have an immense pressure that even soldiers from Ri Boku Army found it frighten during the Qin-Zhao Alliance.


Ryo Fui is a chrematistic leader, allowing him to create a powerful faction in Qin court and formed the Four Pillars of Ryo Fui, a group consisting of persons considered among the best in their respective fields like Shou Hei Kun, Mou Bu, Sai Taku, and Ri Shi.


Ryo Fui is a skilled, cunning politician as he was able to divert Ei Sei's mother's attention from himself and gain allies from the royal harem faction in the process. During the Qin-Zhao alliance, he captured Shun Pei Kun, the lover of Tou Jou, in order to struck a deal with Ri Boku. Ryo Fui even managed to get the city of Kan Kou, a strategical standpoint between Qin and Zhao. After becoming the Chancellor of State, his political influence expanded and he was able to make key decisions for his state. His skills in politics are so vast, that he was directly compared to Shou Ou and Han Shou (both notorious Qin Chancellors).


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Headshot of Ryo Fui
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Young Ryo Fui
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Ryo Fui appears before Ei Sei
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Ryo Fui appointed as the Chancellor of the State

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Ryo Fui's character design anime S1
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Ryo Fui in Anime season 2
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Ryo Fui meets Ri Boku
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Ryo with Queen Mother in the Royal Harem


  • He was based on the real-life Lu Buwei, Chancellor of Qin.
  • In Chapter 100, he is shown drinking with a baby tiger in his lap.

Royal Palace
Royal Family Rou Ai - Queen Mother

Government Chou Kou - Ko Reki
Generals Current
Han O Ki
Wa Tegi

Commanders Han Roki - Ha Mui - Bu Tai
Royal Palace
Royal Family Formerly
Shou Hei Kun

Government Shun Shin Kun
Great Generals Kan Mei - Ka Rin

Generals Formerly
Rin Bu Kun

1000-Man Commanders Haku Rei - Kou Yoku
Great Generals Sei Kai

2000-Man Commanders Formerly
Leader Jo Elder

Civilian Shuu (Jo)
Royal Palace
Royal Family Ou Ken
Generals Ganmo
Royal Family Current
Ei Sei - Queen Mother - Rei - Rui
Boku Kou - Sei Kyou - Sho - Sou Jou

Government Current
Ri Shi - Ryo Fui - Sai Taku - Shi Shi - Shou Hei Kun - Shou Bun Kun
Ketsu Shi

Royal Harem Amin - Chou Kou - Kou - Rou Ai - You
Great Generals Current
Mou Bu - Tou
Chou Tou - Duke Hyou - Mou Gou

Six Great Generals:
Ko Shou - Kyou - Haku Ki - Ou Ki - Ou Kotsu - Shiba Saku

Generals Current
Do Mon - Heki - Kan Ki - Kan Ou - Ou Sen - Roku O Mi - Ryuu Koku - Shou Kaku
Dou Kin - Ei Bi - En Ka - Koku Gou - Ra Gen - Rin Bou - Ryuu

5000-Man Commanders Ou Hon - Shin

3000-Man Commanders Kyou Kai

2000-Man Commanders Mou Ten

1000-Man Commanders Curent
Hoku Shu - Gaku Rai - Kaku Un - Kan Jou - Ogiko - Ran Dou
Baku Koshin - Jou Han - Kaku Bi - Tai Un

100-Man Commanders Chu Tetsu - Den Ei - Den Yuu - Hai Rou - Kyo Gai - Ryuu Sen

10-Squad Leaders Bi Hei - Ro En - Ryuu Yuu - Seki - Suu Gen - Taku Kei

5-Squad Leaders Former
Batsu Ken - Bi Tou - Bun Ketsu - Hou - Kyou Ji - San Ka - Yuu Gi

Strategists Ka Ryo Ten - Kai Oku - Mou Ki
Mountain Tribe
King Yo Tan Wa

Elders Chouga Elders

Warriors Ba Jio - Fuji - Rankai - Shunmen - Tajifu - Toji
Royal Palace
Royal Family Kei Bin
Great Generals Current
Go Hou Mei
Seven Fire Dragons:
Gai Mou
Go Kei - Tai Roji - Shi Ei - Rei Ou - Shou Sen - Ba Tou

Generals Current
Fuu Haku - Kan Ei
Kyuu Gen - Haku Kisai - Ga Gyuu - Rinko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou

1000-Man Commanders Former
Dou Sei

Strategists Hyou Ki
Great Generals Current
Geki Shin - Gaku Ki
Royal Palace
Royal Family Tou Jou
Great Generals Three Great Heavens
Ri Boku - Hou Ken
Rinshoujou - Ren Pa - Chousha
Gaku Jou

Generals Current
Kou Son Ryuu - Ri Haku - Ki Sui - Ba Nan Ji - Shuu Sui Ju
Man Goku - Shou Mou - Fuu Ki - Rin Ko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou - Kei Sha

Army Commanders Current
Ba Tei - Kin Mou - Gaku Ei - Kai Gou
Ryuu Tou

1000-Man Commander Gou Ran

Strategists Chousou

Commanders Kaine - Fu Tei

Others Gika

Merchants Former
Ryo Fui - Shi Ka - A Mon - Kou Shou
  1. Chapter 175, page 12