|Name in Japanese||明里|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Michiko Neya|
|Voice Actor (English)||Kira Vincent-Davis|
Akesato (明里 Akesato ) is Keisuke's lover, a Shimabara courtesan, and a shinobi working for the Chōshū clan. In the manga, it is stated by Sakamoto that Akesato is of mixed blood (half-Japanese and half-Caucasian); she has blonde hair (which she hides under a wig) and blue eyes. She is a member of the Fūma clan and acts as Susumu's rival in the series.
- Akesato is based on the historical figure, Akesato. However, the real Akesato was not of mixed blood and shinobi.