|Hair color:||Reddish brown|
|Eye color:||Light brown|
|First appearance:||City of Howls|
|Voiced by:|| Hiroki Shimowada(Japenese) |
Mona Marshall (English)
- "Why does everybody have to fight about everything, argue and steal from each other all the time? I mean, it's a big enough world. Why can't we share it? Wolves and humans and birds and flowers living together as equals? If we all got to Paradise, that's how it would be, wouldn't it?"
Toboe (Howling) is a Red wolf and the youngest of the group, and appears to be around 14 in human years. He is often acting more like a puppy than a fully-grown wolf. Toboe was raised as a pet by "Granny", an elderly woman, whom he accidentally killed in an unrestrained act of playfulness. The silver bracelets are all he has left of her. Toboe maintains an affection for humans that none of the other wolves can understand (with the exception of Blue). On one occasion Toboe saves Quent from freezing to death in the snow by sharing his body warmth with him, and is later grateful to discover that Quent has survived despite the fact that Quent immediately tries to shoot him. He is usually kind and acts violent when his friends get attacked by either Darcia III or a walrus.
Toboe looks up to Tsume and usually follows him when the group splits up. He also seems to have the best hearing out of all of them. He often is more shy than bold, although when the pack is in dire threat his rage can stand beyond his timid nature and propel him ravenously into battle. An example of this is when the pack are crossing an ice floe and are attacked by a giant walrus. At first, Toboe is frozen in fear, but when it seems that the others are about to be killed Toboe suddenly attacks the walrus himself and manages to defeat it despite almost drowning in the process. Though he still acts like a puppy in some ways, the others now consider him a valuable fighting partner and friend. Toboe is the kindest and most empathic member of the pack.
In wolf form, he is a brown, almost ginger, in coloration and only appears fierce during the fight with the walrus and Darcia. He is timid, and was scared off by a bunch of crows. Humans seem to think Toboe looks like a dog. He keeps the silver bracelets given to him by Granny too. In human form, he has long brown hair, brown hair and always has a smile. Toboe wears a red t-shirt and green pants.
In The Series Edit
Toboe is a lone wolf at first untill he meets Tsume who tries to ignore him constantly. He later meets Kiba and Hige where they decide to let Tsume join. While Kiba, Tsume and Hige look around he watches Cheza till they get back. He and Hige look around a town and try to buy Cheza other things but Toboe loses to the game when Cheza accepts the boots Hige got her.
Cheza is taken from them by Darcia and beats them up. On the journey to paradise Kiba passes out into a coma. Toboe befriends a talking horse and has a flashback of Granny who took him in as a pet and he had accidentally killed when he wanted to play. Later after Kiba recovers they are attcked by a Giant Walrus which is violently killed by Toboe. Soon later Blue joins them as does Quent, Cher, Hubb, and Cheza.
In Gunshot of Remorse Toboe follows Quent Yaiden into the desert trying to convince him to come back just then they run into Darcia who tempts them both to attack him. Quent pointed his gun at Darcia and just when Toboe jumps at Darcia, Quent shoots his gun but hits Toboe in the process. High Tide, High Time begins with Darcia shooting Quent, then he disappears. Toboe crawls next to Quent and they both lie next each other as they die. Later the whole wolf pack arrived and mourned their deaths. Toboe can be seen in Paradise buying a kitten that is possibly Blue reborn.
- In the manga adaption, Toboe keeps a close relationship to Tia; however, she wasn't present in the anime.
- Toshitsugu Lida thought at first that Toboe was a girl.
- Hiroki Shimowada, who voices the character, felt that though Toboe was "young and inexperienced", he also acted as the go between for the other three, giving them a buffer or a bond as needed. He suggests that the other wolves keep him around because they view him as a kind son.