Richten Marlheit is a minor character from the first season of the anime adaptation. He is the manager of the Milone Trading Company’s Pazzio branch and as such is a very shrewd and experienced merchant. Nevertheless, he provides crucial aid to Holo and Lawrence during the currency speculation incident at much risk to his company’s interests.
Appearance and Personality
Marlheit is a middle-aged man with bespectacled blue-gray eyes and straight, medium-length blonde hair in a modified pageboy cut. Though he shares the occasional lengthy joke, Marlheit is generally calm and rational, especially when confronting a crisis. His success as branch manager is partly due to these traits. The main reasons, however, are his ability to read people and his willingness to take risks when appropriate, as exemplified when he decides to help Lawrence despite knowing Holo’s true nature.
- Anime: season 1, episode 4
- Light novel: book 1, chapter 
- Manga: book 1, chapter