[[folder: Miko]]
!!Himeko Kurusugawa
->Voiced by: Creator/NorikoShitaya (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

The Solar Priestess. Himeko is a very shy, innocent 16-year-old girl. She has known Chikane for many years without knowing Chikane's affections towards her.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Her uncle and aunt abused her.]]
* ApologisesALot
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Himeko [[spoiler:is raped by Chikane and forced to kill her, even after realizing that she loves her]].
* BitheWay
* CameraFiend: A mild example, but she certainly likes to take photos very much.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She's attracted to her childhood friend Souma. However, her feelings for Chikane are stronger.
* ClothingDamage
* CryCute
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DamselInDistress
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: She and Chikane gain their powers as the priestesses of the sun and moon on their 16th birthday, the same day that Yamato no Orochi first manifests and begins its attempt to destroy the world.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Chikane is madly in love with her.
* FirstKiss: From Chikane.
* FragileFlower
* GodivaHair
* HairDecorations: Her red ribbon.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is very innocent and pure-hearted.
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]: Himeko is positively puzzled about what Chikane sees in an "ordinary girl" like her.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Towards Chikane.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:After Chikane rapes her and makes an apparent FaceHeelTurn, Himeko is convinced that Chikane wouldn't do such horrible things without a reason and tries to reason with her. However, Chikane only reveals her intentions after Himeko is forced to kill her.]]
* TheIngenue
* IWillWaitForYou: In the finale, [[spoiler:Himeko promises Chikane to wait for her to get reincarnated and return to her]].
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:She is forced to kill her beloved Chikane as part of Chikane's BatmanGambit.]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The light to Chikane's dark.
* MeaningfulName: Himeko means "princess child".
* {{Miko}}
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She's horrified after she [[spoiler:fatally stabs Chikane and even tries to kill herself, but [[InterruptedSuicide Chikane stops her]]]].
* NaiveEverygirl
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: She has an extreme sensitiveness to anyone touching her hair as a result of [[spoiler:DomesticAbuse in her childhood]].
* ObliviousToLove
* OfficialCouple: With Chikane.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* ThePowerOfTheSun
* {{Protectorate}}: To Chikane and Souma.
* PurpleEyes
* RapeAsDrama: Himeko is raped when [[spoiler:Chikane figures that it is the only way she can make Himeko hate her enough to kill her]], but it makes Himeko suffer much more than she does resent her attacker.
* RapunzelHair
* {{Reincarnation}}
* ReincarnationRomance: With Chikane.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Makoto.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: With Chikane.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SolarAndLunar: Himeko is associated with the sun, Chikane with the moon.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Chikane because the reincarnation loop [[spoiler:requires one of them to kill the other]]. [[spoiler:However, they are (probably) finally able to be together after Chikane breaks the reincarnation loop]].
* TaremeEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Makoto's Tomboy.
* TragicKeepsake: The pink clam shell necklace her father gave to her.
* TwiceShy: With Souma.
* YouAreWorthHell: In the manga, Himeko [[spoiler:joins Chikane in the shrine on the moon where the latter was supposed to be imprisoned in alone]].
* YuriFan: Her favourite manga is a yuri by Reiko.

!!Chikane Himemiya
->Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN)

The Lunar Priestess. Chikane is a very commanding girl. She has a very noble and elegant aura, lives in a large mansion with many maids, and is considered to be of the highest standing at their school; she has a considerable fanbase following of both genders and is the frequent target of love confessions. However, she has been in love with Himeko since they first met.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga, her hair is dark turquoise and she has BrownEyes. In the anime, she still has blue hair, but now her CurtainsMatchTheWindow.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's tall, beautiful, graceful, imposing and has long dark blue hair.
* AttractivenessIsolation: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by a character, who says that "simply having the courage to directly ask her out makes one a hero".
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Himeko in front of Chikane.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Souma's Betty for Himeko's Archie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigFancyHouse
* BoobsOfSteel
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: [[spoiler:Her whole reason for making an apparent FaceHeelTurn and raping Himeko. Chikane wants to make sure Himeko will hate her and kill her, so she can die in her place.]]
* BrokenAce: Beautiful, athletic, and popular, but tormented by her {{Gayngst}} and [[spoiler:having murdered Himeko in their past lives and the necessity of one of them having to die ''again'']].
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Chikane dies ''and'' [[RetGone gets erased from existence.]] However, in TheStinger epilogue, Chikane appears to have kept her promise of not letting even the gods stop her from returning to Himeko.]]
* CryCute: In the finale.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: She and Himeko gain their powers as priestesses on their 16th birthday, the same day that Yamato no Orochi first manifests and begins its attempt to destroy the world.
* DeathGlare: Chikane will gladly give one of these to anyone who tries to bully Himeko behind her back.
* DeclarationOfProtection: She desires to protect Himeko.
* DoggedNiceGirl
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Chikane steals Himeko's first kiss while she is unconscious as a "birthday gift".
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has her own fangirl club at school.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito Azuma Hazuki]].
* FakeDefector: As it turns out, [[spoiler:she only becomes The Eighth Neck of Orochi so she can destroy his support from within]].
* {{Gayngst}}
* GodivaHair
* GreenEyedMonster: She is jealous of Souma's closeness to Himeko and him being more capable to protect her in battle.
* GuileHeroine: Pulls a BatmanGambit after [[spoiler: recalling having killed Himeko in her past life. She rapes Himeko, steals Soma's Orochi mech, kills the other Orochi Heads, and awakens Orochi herself. All this in order to get Himeko to kill her for the world rebirth ritual to be complete and to push her far enough to summon a god by herself since a memory of her old self implanted a hatred for said god in the back of her mind]].
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She awakens Orochi herself and manipulates Himeko into killing her, so she can defeat Orochi, die in Himeko's place, and break the reincarnation loop.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* IndifferentBeauty: For her, being a SchoolIdol that [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer even the girls want]] it's not a big deal.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Himeko's happiness is the most important thing to Chikane.
* KnifeNut: Uses knives a lot in the second half of the anime.
* LadyOfWar
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Himeko's light.
* LipstickLesbian
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Himeko.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: To the point of [[spoiler:violating her beloved Himeko. However, this is all so that Himeko will be willing to kill her]].
* {{Lunacy}}
* MatchmakerCrush: Chikane tries to pair Himeko up with Souma [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy because she wants her to be happy]].
* MeaningfulName: Himemiya means "princess temple".
* {{Miko}}
* MistakenForRomance: Many students, Himeko included, think Chikane and Souma are dating. In reality, there is noting going on between them, and they are in fact love rivals for Himeko's affections.
* NecessarilyEvil: All her actions [[spoiler:after her apparent FaceHeelTurn are in order to get Himeko to hate her enough to kill her]].
* OfficialCouple: With Himeko.
* {{Ojou}}
* OutdoorsyGal: She was fond of climbing trees as a child. She also likes horseback riding.
* PeerlessLoveInterest: She's such a perfect girl that even having the courage to propose to her elevates you above the other students. Himeko is absolutely smitten by her and believes that she's living the dream when (due to one thing and another) she begins living with her. Deconstructed crazy things happen and in the end, Chikane is revealed to be neither angel nor devil, just a girl the same age as Himeko. There's no such thing as a peerless lover.
* PsychoLesbian: [[spoiler:She ends up raping Himeko and pulling a FaceHeelTurn, [[SubvertedTrope but this is later revealed to be an act to fool the Orochi so she can destroy his support from within and manipulate Himeko into killing her]].]]
* RapunzelHair
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Souma's Red.
* {{Reincarnation}}
* ReincarnationRomance: With Himeko.
* RetGone: [[spoiler:After defeating Orochi and restoring the world, Chikane was apparently erased from existence. However, in TheStinger, we see her and Himeko reunited at some unspecified time in the future.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: With Himeko.
* SchoolIdol
* ScrewDestiny: Combined with ThePowerOfLove, Chikane manages to [[spoiler:free herself and Himeko from the continual reincarnation loop of fighting against the Orochi and having one kill the other]].
* SilentScapegoat
* SingleTargetSexuality: She only has eyes for Himeko.
* SolarAndLunar: She is associated with the moon, Himeko with the sun.
* SpoiledSweet
* StarCrossedLovers: With Himeko, as one of them [[spoiler:needs to kill the other]]. However, [[spoiler: they are (probably) finally able to be together after Chikane breaks the reincarnation loop and returns to Himeko]].
* StrikeMeDown: Chikane tries ''hard'' to manipulate [[spoiler:Himeko]] into killing her because she [[spoiler:doesn't want to have to kill Himeko again in order to restore the world]].
* TsurimeEyes
* UptownGirl: A rich {{Ojou}} who has fallen in love with the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Himeko.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Don't lay a finger on Himeko. Otherwise, Chikane will kick your sorry ass from here to Orion.
* VisualPun: Look carefully at her yellow [[HairDecorations headband]] and her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair dark blue hair]]. Here's a hint: [[spoiler: view it sideways]].
* {{Yandere}}: Her feelings for Himeko border upon obsession and eventually Chikane ends up [[spoiler:forcing herself on Himeko]] to keep her from thinking about anything besides her. [[spoiler:Subverted since Chikane only did it to force Himeko to hate her and kill her so that Himeko could live on and be happy.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair


->Voiced by: YasunoriMatsumoto (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

The First Neck, he is considered the leader and the most powerful of the Orochi. His mecha is Take no Yasukunazuchi.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AbusiveParents: He grew up under the tyranny of a physically abusive father. It was so bad that Tsubasa eventually had to ''[[SelfMadeOrphan kill him]]'' because he felt that it was necessary to protect his younger sibling.
* AloofBigBrother
* {{BFS}}
* BigBrotherInstinct
* {{Bishonen}}
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: The Cain to Souma's Abel.]]
* DragonInChief
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loves his younger sibling, enough that he's willing to [[spoiler: go against Orochi by freeing Soma from being petrified]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Soma.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* HeelFaceTurn: To a degree. [[spoiler:He never actually renounces his evil ways, but he does go against Orochi to save Souma.]]
* HotWings: His mech.
* KnifeNut
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:The aforementioned younger sibling is Souma.]]
* NietzscheWannabe
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Souma.
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed his AbusiveParent [[spoiler: in order to protect Souma]].
* TroubledButCute
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Sister Miyako
->Voiced by: Creator/IkueOtani (JP), Creator/MelissaFahn (EN)

The Second Neck. She is a nun who is the first Orochi to appear and attack, having lost her faith due to living through a terrible war. Her mecha is Yatsu no Onokoshizuchi.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AloofBigSister: To Girochi.
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BoobsOfSteel
* BrokenBird
* CleavageWindow
* HairDecorations
* IdiotHair
* {{Meganekko}}
* NaughtyNuns
* RapunzelHair
* TsurimeEyes
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

->Voiced by: Creator/YasuyukiKase (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

The Third Neck, he is one of the first Orochi to attack the miko. Girochi is said to be Miyako's younger brother. Presumably, the same war that destroyed his sister's church claimed the life of their parents and left Girochi traumatized and disillusioned. His mecha is Hi no Ashinazuchi, nicknamed Gungal.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BadassLongcoat
* BigOlEyebrows
* TheBrute
* ChainPain
* VillainousCrush: On Himeko.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

->Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda (JP), Creator/RebeccaForstadt (EN)

The Fourth Neck. She is a delusional pop idol whose dismal sales are partly responsible for her becoming one of the Orochi. Her mecha is Ooube no Senazuchi, nicknamed Final Stage.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* BareYourMidriff
* BrokenBird
* FemmeFatalons
* GirlishPigtails
* GreenEyes
* IdolSinger
** EvilDiva
* RapeAsBackstory
* TsurimeEyes
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Reiko Ota
->Voiced by: MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (EN)

The Fifth Neck. She is an antisocial manga artist of few words. Reiko continues her "day job" as a member of the Orochi and has in fact done better on the market since joining, though her manga have taken on very dark themes since then, in fact, the reason why she joined Orochi was because the type of stories she originally liked didn't sell much, making her unable to make profit and reach for her dreams in the first place. Her mecha is Ho no Shuraizuchi.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Meganekko}}
* ThePenIsMightier
* TheQuietOne
* TheStoic

->Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka (JP), Creator/SandyFox (EN)

The Sixth Neck. She is a small CatGirl who is often seen wearing a nurse's outfit and wielding a giant syringe. It is later revealed that she was the subject and victim of horrible medical experiments, which is most likely what made her an Orochi follower. Her mecha is Izuhara no Tamazuchi, nicknamed Meow Meow (Nya Nya).

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AfraidOfNeedles
* BlushSticker
* CatGirl
* GenkiGirl
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon
* PlayingWithSyringes
* TaremeEyes
* VerbalTic: "~nya!"

!!Souma Ogami
->Voiced by: JunjiMajima (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

Himeko's childhood friend who is as popular at school as Chikane, which is why most of their fellow students believe he and Chikane are dating. He's supposed to be Orochi's Seventh Neck, but he was able to resist becoming completely evil and is the first Orochi to be purified. Like Chikane, he is in love with Himeko and is extremely protective of her. His mecha is Take no Yamikazuchi.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:His dad was physically abusive. Tsubasa ended up stabbing him to death to protect Souma.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Chikane's Veronica for Himeko's Archie.
* BrownEyes
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Abel to Tsubasa's Cain.]]
* ChickMagnet
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Himeko.
* CoolBike: His motocycle.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a Neck of Orochi, sure, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of the good guys.
* DeclarationOfProtection: He promises Himeko to protect her.
* DoggedNiceGuy
* HappilyAdopted: He was adopted by the Ogami family after [[spoiler:Tsubasa killed their AbusiveParent]].
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:His Orochi-granted powers eventually petrify him, but Tsubasa saves him.]]
* HotBlooded
* IdiotHair
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* MeaningfulName: Oogami means "great god".
* MistakenForRomance: Himeko and many other students at school are under the wrong impression that he and Chikane are dating. However, we know they are both interested in Himeko instead.
* NiceGuy
* ObliviousAdoption
* TheOneGuy
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Tsubasa.
* ThePowerOfLove: His love for Himeko is what makes him overcome the brainwashing power of the Orochi and prevents him from becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds like the other Orochi.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Chikane's Blue.
* TheRival: To Chikane.
* RomanticFalseLead: To Himeko.
* RomanticRunnerUp: He's a very NiceGuy, but unfortunately for him this is [[GirlsLove the wrong series]] to love his girl.
* SchoolIdol: He's as popular as Chikane at school.
* SixthRanger: While Himeko and Chikane are trying to complete the Ame no Murakumo summoning ritual, Souma assists in the fights against the other Orochi Necks with his mecha.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The only ''good'' Neck.
* TwiceShy: With Himeko.


[[folder: Other characters]]
!!Ame no Murakumo
->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (JP), Karen Thompson (EN)

The god of swords. When Orochi rises, it is prophesied that only the god of swords will stand against it and be able to undo the damage that Orochi causes. However, Himeko and Chikane are unable to complete the Ame no Murakumo summoning ritual for some reason.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* {{BFS}}
* HumongousMecha

!!Kazuki Ogami
->Voiced by: Moichi Saito (JP), Creator/LexLang (EN)

Souma's [[spoiler:adopted]] older brother and legal guardian, as well as priest of the temple of the Solar and Lunar Miko.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MentorArchetype
* PromotionToParent: However, [[spoiler:he's not Souma's biological brother]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Dark Turquiose Hair]]

->Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP), David Keifer (EN)

The temple assistant, his duties are to assist the priest and Miko in readying the weapon that will defeat the Orochi.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* {{Bishounen}}
* PeekABangs

!!Otoha Kisaragi
->Voiced by: Creator/ChinamiNishimura (JP), Creator/KateHiggins (EN)

Chikane's personal maid. She is in love with Chikane.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has been in love with Chikane since she was a child. She always hoped to someday stand by her side, but all her life she only could watch her from afar.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* HopelessSuitor
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* {{Meido}}
* OjouRinglets

!!Makoto Saotome
->Voiced by: Creator/IkueOtani (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)

Himeko's friend and roommate.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* BoyishShortHair
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations
* PassionateSportsGirl
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Himeko.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Himeko's Girly Girly.

!!Izumi, Misaki and Kyoko
->Izumi is voiced by: Creator/KiyomiAsai (JP), Creator/MeganHollingshead (EN)
->Misaki is voiced by: Kaori Mine (JP), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (EN)
->Kyoko is voiced by: Yukiko Minami (JP), Creator/MelaLee (EN)

A group of girls who are Chikane's biggest fans at school. They are very jealous of Himeko and usually bully her as a result.

'''Associated tropes:'''
* AlphaBitch: Izumi.
* {{Fangirl}}s: To Chikane.
* GirlPosse: Misaki and Kyoko.
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Himeko.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Izumi.