|Also Known As||Aniki (by Rudolf Ushiromiya)|
|Birthday||February 26, 1936|
|First Appearance||Legend of the Golden Witch|
|Portrayed By||Jūrōta Kosugi|
"How sad, how sad, how very sad! How extremely totally truly hopelessly sad!"—Krauss Ushiromiya, Legend of the Golden Witch
Krauss Ushiromiya (右代宮 蔵臼 Ushiromiya Kurausu?) is Kinzo’s first child. As the oldest of the four siblings, he leads the family conference. However, the other siblings think that he is trying to get all of the inheritance for himself, and this further strains the tensions between them. He is a real estate investor and has put a lot of money into the development of a resort. However, his results have been harshly criticized.
Kinzo's first child.
As the oldest of the four siblings, he leads the family conference. However, the other siblings think he is trying to get all of the inheritance for himself, and this further strains the tensions between them.
He is a real estate investor and has put a lot of money into the development of a resort. However, his results have been harshly criticized.
Krauss is a struggling businessman with a history of being swindled into questionable business decisions, including ventures towards turning Rokkenjima into a resort and a moon tourism business.
Krauss appears as an aging man with blond hair and a clean-shaven face. He wears a red double-breasted suit over a blue shirt, black vest, and yellow tie. The collar of his shirt and the left lapel of his suit both have the One-Winged Eagle imprinted on them.
Krauss is initially shown to be an arrogant person due to being the eldest and intended to be Kinzo's successor. He is disliked by his siblings, especially Eva, with whom he had vicious rivalry. It is revealed in End of the Golden Witch that Krauss is not doing well as a businessman and has often been tricked by other people, resulting in massive debt. He truly loves his wife and daughter despite them being the result of an arranged marriage. He also has a childish side which seemed to never to be known to his siblings.
He's good at boxing, which he took up during his college years. He is fond of Asian nations and brought Natsuhi on trips to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Legend of the Golden Witch
When the family hears about Beatrice's letter and the challenge to find the gold, Krauss initially feigns disbelief and later reveals to Natsuhi that he has a single gold bar, a symbol of veracity for Kinzo's gold. Krauss is later murdered in the first twilight. It appears his death took place a little after midnight, right after Eva and Hideyoshi went to rest.
Turn of the Golden Witch
Krauss was also chosen for the first twilight. He acknowledged Beatrice's existence and was killed.
Banquet of the Golden Witch
Holed up in the guest house with the other survivors. He was killed alongside Natsuhi by the Chiester Sisters and dragged outside.
Alliance of the Golden Witch
Krauss goes to Kinzo's study to convince him to join the family conference and is met with physical and verbal abuse, being lifted into the air by Kinzo with just a single finger before being thrown to the ground.
After the first twilight, Krauss is captured and imprisoned along with Kyrie, Nanjo, Kanon and Shannon. As part of Kinzo's plan, he is forced to call Jessica and pass along instructions for the test of family headship. He later mounts an escape with the other prisoners and faces off against Virgilia and a goat butler, putting his boxing skills to great use. He is murdered by the Chiester Sisters soon after.
Requiem of the Golden Witch
Twilight of the Golden Witch
Krauss is the ninth person to pose a quiz to Ange Ushiromiya during the Halloween party. His puzzle is about the various tenants of a skyscraper.
- Krauss once punched out a Goat.
- The positioning of the One-Winged Eagle on Krauss's collar and lapel mirror that of Kinzo.