Figure i'll just post my character ideas here, none of them will be terribly secretive.
Now, for the most part none of this will be secret information. I'm not too interested in making my host part monster (The idea is neat though!), nor would he be an Agent of MON, again neat! but, I believe the game is looking mostly for hosts, right? Hence, i'd like to fill that! Maybe playing a Mon agent as another character, later.
His name will be Tsuneo Hunter - his mother took his fathers surname of course, and so did he. Having been born in japan, he's a native resident (We'll say his father moved with his mother back to her homeland before she was pregnant.), and obviously... Well, he's mixed. He looks more western than mixed really, but there would be a few traits or differences, enough to just make it a little obvious to those who look closely. He ue to be a target for bullying thanks to his looks, but as he grew up and filled out, some of that bullying faded away in favor of those who wanted him for his different looks, however due to being a Hāfu (the term for biracial japanese/other), he still got some flak for it...
I'm thinking that he took to the teasing/bullying in a mixed way. Part of him kind of retreated into other things that didn't require dealing with other people. Not really in a hikkikomori way, but moreso in a way that gaming, the net, that sort of stuff was a good break from reality where he didn't need to deal with it all. On the other hand... He wanted to embrace some of the identity of his mothers culture, and I like the idea of him still being very physical - a kendo student who was pretty good at it while practicing in school during club, and by now would be rather good at it. Obviously he'd be a little on the physical side but still intelligent, and while he might be able to fence humans easily I wouldn't expect him to face off against most monsters (He might have more skill or something, but a monster can still be a monster!). Obviously learning how to fight and defend himself (even with a sword, which isn't quite practical normally) helped instill confidence and pride in himself. Thanks to the bullying he might only now be breaking out of his shell now that he's out of school and such, something of a wallflower who is growing away from that, finding himself out as a person. And of course, confusing people between being a huge gaming addict, but still finding time to exercise and keep himself in good shape/skill with kendo/fencing.
He wants to join and be a host now that he has his own apartment because he knows exactly what it's like to be someone different in Japan, and while he knows he's not as different as a monster would be, he still wants to help make them feel welcome. In the end, he might be biting off more than he can chew with a monster, but he's hedging his bets that he can handle it.