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Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit

    Takeru Kuroki 

  • Badass Bookworm: We first meet Takeru when he is in the middle of reading "Being and Time".
  • Befriending the Enemy: Tries to befriend Mythos after he was arrested at the start of Season 2, mostly to get him to interact and others, to just use his knowledge. He doesn't mind.
  • Broken Pedestal: He certainly didn't took the reveal of Inagi's corruption very well.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar on his left cheek. Season 2 reveals he got it back when he was a teenager and a criminal slashed him with a knife when he refused to join a criminal gang. The scar reminds him of his bad decisions in his youth and his decision to turn over a new leaf.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Hilariously subverted in the finale. It appears Takeru will sacrifice his life to stop Hachijou's plan but Mythos had earlier warned him that Hachijou would have Willwears guarding the satellite and given information on how to return to Earth safely.
  • Hot-Blooded: A lot more enthusiastic about his job than Sena.
  • Jetpack: The Oscar II is equipped with one, complete with a set of wings. In the series finale, it's the only Willwear capable of flying into space.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has brown bangs and his purplish hair.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Taking them off doesn't seem to impair his sight.
  • Red Is Heroic: His armor has red accents.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sena's blue. Bonus points for his eyes and his Oscar II's coloring.
  • Stock Shonen Hero: He's playful, impulsive, believes in justice for all and is associated with the red color. He even shows mercy to Mythos in the season 1 finale.

    Sōichirō Sena 
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

  • Always Someone Better: He was one of the best students of his class during his training days at the USDF academy, but was routinely outclassed by his girlfriend Miho.
  • Berserk Button: People making a mess of other peoples trash.
  • Friendly Sniper: Shooting was the one skill he consistently performed better at than Miho. The second season begins with Unit 8 having to more or less conscript his services again due to their lack of a sniper.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Miho, he's knowledgeable on Italian cuisine, including wines.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kuroki's red. Naturally, Sena's Oscar I has the appropriate color as well as his eyes.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In season 2, he has left the police for a career in the private sector heading a garbage disposal company. However he's quickly roped back into Unit 8 when they need his sniping skills to take out an enemy Willwear, as well as the fact that legislative changes have given the police much more flexibility in working with civilian consultants, which is what he legally is now.
  • Working with the Ex: In Episode 8, he had to work together with his ex-(ex-ex-ex-)girlfriend Miho to take out a bomb planted in an abandoned building.

    Haruka Hoshimiya 
Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami

    Rin Yamabuki 
Voiced by: Masayo Kurata

    Yasuharu Funasaka 
Voiced by: Toru Okawa, Mikako Komatsu (young)

    Madoka Amano 
Voiced by: Saori Onishi

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She's gone as of season 2, and unlike Asami, there's no explanation of where she went.
    • The Bus Came Back: She makes her reappearance in "Absolute Peeping Declaration", having left the police force and is now running a private investigative agency.
  • Hidden Buxom: As her Chinese dress in episode 5 reveals, Madoka's normal attire does an amazing job hiding her bust size. And again in S2 episode 7.
  • Hidden Depths: She's the legendary gambler Bloody Mary.
  • The Quiet One: She rarely speaks up.
  • The Smart Girl: As the Unit's resident hacker.

    Kyokai-san/Sado Namihei 
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi

  • The Engineer: He's responsible for maintaining the team's Willwears.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Kyoukai-san works for the Council of Willwear builders and 'Kyokai' literally translates to 'association', meaning everyone is just calling him 'Mr Council' or some such.
    • After Unit 8 almost disbands, he reveals to Kuroki his name.

    Emilia Edelman 
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

  • Action Girl: She uses the Oscar VII Willwear, though she's too traumatised to use it effectively until Takeru helps her out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Suffered from PTSD while participating in trial operations for the Centaur-type Willwear. It was bad to the point that the Policja considered dumping her to Japan to prevent her condition from making things worse in Poland.
  • Fair Cop: Emilia's on loan from the Policja.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As expected of a law-abiding cop.
  • New Meat: Assigned to Unit 8 as part of a deal between the Policja and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Possibly as a replacement for Azami.

    Marimo Kaburagi 
Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka

  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: She wears glasses that manages to digitally censor a person's eyes.
  • Meganekko: Often wears her special eye-censoring glasses.
  • New Meat: Recently assigned to Unit 8. Possibly as a replacement for Madoka.
  • Shrinking Violet: Zig-zagged. While she can barely speak to her squad-mates due to her scopophobia, with her eye-censoring glasses, she is very much upfront with people.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Ninth Unit

    Asami Kazari 
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa

  • Action Girl: As the user of the "Oscar 6" Willwear.
  • Bad Boss: Played for Laughs with how she commands Unit 9 after she relocates to Osaka.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT publicly humiliate Asami. You (and a good chunk of Tokyo) probably won't survive the outcome.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Wants to be this, but Unit 8's reputation and actions to take down criminals/terrorists results in her being treated like a Cowboy Cop. However, after gaining command of her own unit, she has now graduated to a full-on Cowboy Cop.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite Asami's arrogance of her own skills and her beliefs of Unit 8's incompetence, so far in the first three episodes she's been the center of many terrible public screw ups, like destroying a school and being videotaped dancing to a J-Pop song in her Willwear (in context it was to distract a disturbed criminal while the other units' willwears were repaired). As a result she has to repeatedly write various apology letters.
  • Demoted to Extra: She starts off in Season 1 as arguably the POV character, but near the tail end Kuroki and Sena start taking the main focus. By Season 2, Kuroki takes Asami's place as the main character and Asami herself becomes a minor supporting character.
  • Destructive Savior: Ironically enough, her own Unit 9 causes way more damage than Unit 8 ever did as they perform their duties. She even is willing to use deadly force just to go after a peeping tom in "Absolute Peeping Declaration".
  • Gratuitous English: Asami will often interject English while talking. She lived overseas for a while, so she learned English as a second language.
  • Hypocritical Humor: As leader of Unit 9, she engages in the same nutty behavior she couldn't stand when she was liaising with Unit 8. It gets lampshaded in episode 7 of season 2 when she furiously declares that she's going back to "old-school Unit 8."
  • Internal Affairs: It's implied that she was with Unit 8 to straighten up the unit so that they don't do their job recklessly.
  • Jerkass Realization: In the final episode, she realizes how arrogant she has been and how unprepared she truly was to lead Unit 9.
  • Male Gaze: Her rear tends to get focused.
  • New Meat: She was recently assigned to the unit 8 in season one by the NPA.
  • Precision F-Strike: In episode 10, she lets out a furious "GOD DAMN" in her trademark Gratuitous English after receiving the bad news about Unit 8 being disbanded.
    • In episode 3 of Season 2, she tells Emilia, to "Shut up you little shit". Again in episode 7 to one of her Fingers.
  • Put on a Bus: As of season 2, she's gotten the promotion she long coveted and now leads Unit 9 working in Western Japan, based in Osaka. However, she and her squad show up in the 4th episode to deal with a case in place of Unit 8 (as everyone save Funasaka caught the flu). and they continue to make regular appearances after that.
  • Rabid Cop: Played for Laughs in "Absolute Peeping Declaration" when she gets the chance to take down the voyeur who's been taking half-naked pictures of herself and all the other girls in Units 8 and 9.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Boy did her opinion of herself take a huge jump in season 2 after getting promoted.

    Kyokai-sama 
Voiced by: Show Hayami

  • The Engineer: Same deal as Unit 8's.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Again, he's in the same boat as Unit 8's 'Kyokai', though he makes it worse by having almost the same designation as the former, with only the honorifics to differentiate them.

    Fingers 
Yuyuko, Kanna and Aju voiced by: Ayaka Suwa
Sosuke and Taiga voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi

United Self-Defense Forces

    Miho Oshikouchi 
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe

  • The Ace: She was the top of her class in the USDF academy. The only thing she wasn't the best at was at shooting: that honor went to her boyfriend Souichirou.
  • Action Girl: Come with the territory of being a USDF soldier And the lone pilot of the USDF's Willwear "Senbukai" unit.
  • Break the Haughty: After spending the entirety of episode 8 upstaging and badmouthing Unit 8, Miho ends up biting more than she can chew when Logos hijacks her Willwear and forces her to attack Sena, jeopardizing her career in the military. The episode ends with her fending off questions from reporters with a concerned Sena watching from a TV screen.
  • The Masochism Tango: Season 2 indicates that she would really like to get back together with Souichirou again, despite the fact that they've gone through 4 breakups with each other already. Souichirou so far doesn't want to do it.
  • Working with the Ex: Miho worked together with Sena to take out a bomb planted in an abandoned building.

Logos

    Mythos/Jirou Kuroki 
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae

  • Alas, Poor Villain: At the end of the first season.
  • Befriending the Enemy: At the start of the second season, courtesy of Kuroki. He doesn't seem to mind. As of episode 4, Kuroki takes him in as his "little brother" so as to gain his assistance.
  • Big Bad: Of the first season.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Destroyed his apartment safehouse to prevent the TMPD from finding incriminating evidence on him.
    • He also changed his name several times to avoid being tracked.
  • The Cracker: Mythos in particular is noted as an absurdly fast typist when remote-controlling a Willwear and countering Unit 8's attempts to block his access at the same time.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents instigated a mass suicide when he was a young boy. He wasn't able to see his sister due to the cult's influence. It was so bad that he got rid of any info related to his family. Averted with the latter part when Unit 8 got word that his sister is still alive.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's set up as the major villain, but he's apprehended the moment he got info on his sister who was alive and well.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Doesn't like any of the names Unit 8 comes up for him and insists to be called "Mythos."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hinted at with his disapproval of Dog's actions in episodes 5 and 7.
  • Far-East Asian Terrorists: Of the hacker type.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He assists Unit 8 in some capacity in the second season.
  • Otaku: Mythos seems to be a villainous otaku.
  • The Informant: In Season 2, Unit 8 uses his knowledge on crack down on Willwear criminal activity in Tokyo. He agrees since he's bored from reading the books provided and he can't access the internet from his isolated cell/safehouse.

    Doumoto Kakeru/Dog 
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita

  • The Cracker: Also one in Logos alongside Mythos.
  • Far-East Asian Terrorists: Also a hacker type with Mythos.
  • Jerkass: He seems only interested in causing chaos.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He get kicked out of Logos because of his recklessness in providing Willwears without their approval, and they sent the yakuza after him. Though Mythos wanted them to not try and kill him.

    Bird/Tomoki Hachijō 
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma, Taishi Murata (his real life voice)

Civilians

    Kōtaro Inagi 

  • All According to Plan: A screenshot taken by a compact drone shows his smirk in "Absolute Peeping Declaration" in the aftermath of a bombing, suggesting that he plans to use the attacks against him as a means of raising his popularity with the public.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Bird, though the latter is reluctant to keep it that way.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Risks his life to secure incriminating data from Dog with evidence of Logos "collaborating" with corrupt officials. Averted since Dog got it from him, but it was secured eventually.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His unarmed combat skills. He uses it to deck Kuroki near the end of "The Stranger in the Wind".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't want Bird to wreck Havoc in Tokyo.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Vows to work hard to avenge the death of his mentor, who had killed himself via suicide after being tormented by the corrupt governor.
  • Rank Up: He's the new governor as of the second season and proves to be a far more Reasonable Authority Figure than his predecessor.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The moment Mythos exposes a video of him blackmailing a doctor to label his mentor's death a suicide, in front of everyone, he loses it and futilely tries to attack Takeru, despite beating him in their previous confrontation.
  • Walking Spoiler: Some of the spoilers are significant later in the second season that you need to watch episode 10 first to understand them.

    Eriko Kominato 
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

  • Hot Scoop: A very pretty reporter, natch.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her first appearance in the second season is hosting an interview with Kuroki on TV and outright apologizing for how mean and nasty she used to be when covering the unit.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Kominato is rescued by Unit 8 in "Challenge From the Arena", she immediately does a scathing hit piece about what a waste of taxpayer money they are.

    Tomoki Hachijō 
Voiced by: Taishi Murata

    Hinata Yamabuki 
Voiced by: Yuka Aisaka

  • Hidden Depths: Her familiarity with Latin allows Unit 8 to unmask the hidden message done by Bird, which was "Redire".
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's unaware of her sister's real job, figuring it's just some low-level bureaucratic position with the police. She doesn't take it well when Rin finally comes clean to her in episode 10 and reveals she's actually the head of the infamous Eighth Unit.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: The only difference between her and her elder sister, is their eye color (and that she is bustier). Despite the fact that she is the one in high school, while her older sister is a police officer.

    A-Ko 
Voiced by: Juri Kimura

    Abigail Martinez 
Voiced by: Satomi Arai

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