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Characters: Battle Spirits Shonen Gekiha Dan
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Core Soldiers

Dan Bashin

Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura

A hot-blooded and bluntly straightforward red card battler. During a championship, he was taken into the world of Grand Rolo by Yuuki and Kajitsu Momose, where he was known as the red soldier, a bearer of the core’s light. He befriends Zungurii, a native child whose village was under attack, and devotes himself to saving Grand Rolo for the sake of Zungurii and the rest of the Otherworlders.

In the second season, Dan travels to the future in order to battle again, and protect the humans from mazoku, and the planet's eventual reset. Now using a deck of all colors, he becomes a Brave user. In the end, he makes a Heroic Sacrifice by becoming the trigger to summon the gods and prevent the Earth's reset. His fate is left in question.

  • All-Loving Hero: He's willing to give everyone a chance. He'll jump to save anyone, even if he hardly knows them or they're an enemy. He even tried to take in Mother Core, which his body couldn't physically handle. And his friends adore him.
  • The Determinator: During Brave in particular. Even with a doomed fate, he is going to carry out his mission until the end.
  • Empty Shell: He temporarily becomes this after losing to Otherworld King
  • Expy: To Toppa Bashin. Both are red-using redheads, and chosen ones who are magnetic heroes. Even their last name is the same.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Likely to give him a tough, action-y, look.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He attempts this at the end of Gekiha Dan, by taking in Mother Core, but he ends up okay. At the end of Brave, he makes a true one by becoming the trigger for the 12 Zodiac X-Rares.
    • Also, in the manga version he uses Mother Core to bring Kajitsu back to life, but has to become the new Otherworld King as a result.
  • Hot-Blooded: Everyone is, but him especially.
  • Kid Hero: He's only 12 during the time of Gekiha Dan.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Whenever he gets a new red dragon into play.
  • Magnetic Hero: The way people become attached to him even gets discussed in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: He has the same last name as the first series’ protagonist.
  • Official Couple: With Mai
  • Parental Substitute: He basically takes care of En and Fant as a father
  • Playing with Fire: He uses red.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His second Battle Form
  • Red-Headed Hero: In his case, playing into Red Is Heroic. He's the red core soldier, and he uses red too.
  • The Rival: With Yuuki in the first series and with Barone in the second.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry

Clackey Ray

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

A yellow card battler (and the yellow soldier) known as “The Noble Youth of Light.” He loves to be around girls (be they living or the spirits in his deck), and devotes himself to protecting the ladies of Grand Rolo. At first, he dislikes Dan, but the two become very close friends, learning a lot from the other’s different battle style.

In the second season, he's the captain of The Beautiful Sophia. He doesn’t battle as much anymore, leaving that task to Dan. When he does, however, he now uses red cards as well as his usual yellow. In the end, he chooses to stay in the future, to protect it in Dan's place, and to be with Angers.

Mai Viole/Shinomiya

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

A purple card battler (and the purple soldier), and well known net idol for her blog, “Purple Talk.” She tends to act rather spoiled, being pampered by both Zungurii and her butler, Serge. When serious, however, she puts others before her, and is described as “scary.” She develops feelings toward Dan over time.

In the second season, Mai has changed very much. She’s quit her blog, started using her real last name, grown her hair long, and no longer battles. Though she begins the series as a member of the Sophia crew, she temporarily leaves to join Barone in fighting for the mazoku.

  • Action Girl: In the first season. She loves to battle, and is good at it too.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She uses purple
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Three times. At the start of Brave, after joining with the mazoku, and finally, at the end of Brave after Dan's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Expy: To Suiren. Aside from aesthetic similarities, they're both idols, and both kind of scary purple-using action girls.
  • Faux Action Girl: In the second season, for most of the time anyway. Much as they mention how she's a bearer of core's light and card battles, you won't get to see her doing it for a good while, anyway.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears clips in her hair. Her battle form even has horns, because she wanted it to look cuter.
  • Official Couple: With Dan
  • Tsundere: Type B, towards Dan. Mainly only in the first season.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair

Hideto Suzuri

A blue card battler (and the blue soldier), and dedicated card collector. He loves X-rares in particular, and will do whatever it takes to add more to his collection. He’s rather unsociable, and is disinterested in being the blue soldier. He later becomes a temporary king of the blue world, and is reluctant to leave that position, both because it’s a huge contrast to how he used to be bullied in the real world, and because he feels too different from the other core soldiers, as he doesn’t fight for anyone but himself.

In the second season, he doesn't appear at first, as he was traveling the world on his own. He later realizes his role, and comes to the future to help out.

  • Aloof Ally: He'll help the others, but isn't interested in joining them. Dan and Yuuki get him to change his mind, eventually.
  • Bishounen: He's fairly androgynous.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: With X-rare cards.
  • Last Name Basis: Notable, because the rest of the core soldiers usually go by their first names.
  • Nice Hat: When he’s king. He also wears a hat all the time in Brave.
  • Otaku: A card collector one
  • Tsundere: Male example, and a non-romantic one. In an early episode, when Dan offers him a hand to shake, he responds by promptly stomping on his foot, and then apologizes. His difficulty making friends stems from his troubled past.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It is blue

Yuuki Momose

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

A white card battler (and the white soldier) on the side of Otherworld King. He is one of Otherworld’s Three Heads, alongside Leon and Pantera. While appearing cold and cruel, he is very close to his younger sister, Kajitsu, dedicating himself to protecting her. When he realizes his plans are hurting her more than helping, he leaves her in the hands of the other core soldiers and later decides to fight alongside them. Though human, Yuuki is actually the reincarnation of the white world’s king.

In the second season He doesn't appear. Instead, his reincarnation, Zolder, plays a role.

  • Bishounen: Making it all the more interesting, that he reincarnates into the very manly Zolder.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: With Kajitsu. They are reincarnated lovers.
  • Expy: To J. They are both the rival, both use white, and both have a little sister they're protective of. Both spend some time working with the villains.
  • Good Costume Switch: Around the time he switches sides. Ironically, his villain outfit was white and his hero outfit was black.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He sides with Dan and the others starting in episode 36.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: To Kajitsu. For example, when Belga tries to flirt with her, Yuuki's response is nearly breaking Belga's arm. His reason for serving Otherworld King, and doing cruel things in his name, is because he wants to save Kajitsu from Mother Core.
  • The Rival: With Dan
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kajitsu
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Actual blue hair.

Kajitsu Momose

Voiced by: Yoko Honda

A green card battler, and the younger sister of Yuuki. She possesses mysterious powers, which she uses to send Dan into Grand Rolo. She at first comes off as rather emotionless. Kajitsu actually bears the light of Mother Core. Because she controls this great power, it causes a lot of strain on her body. She is deeply devoted to Yuuki because she’s actually the reincarnation of the green world’s princess, Yuuki’s lover in a past life.

  • Action Girl: She can be at times, but her Ill Girl status tends to get in the way of that.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: With Yuuki. They are reincarnated lovers.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She has quite a screwed up past, with possibly abusive (and now dead) parents, leaving her with only Yuuki. And she will do anything Yuuki says. In the beginning of the series, she has a very cold, emotionless demeanor. She eventually switches sides and becomes friends with the other bearers of core's light. Also, early on she plays just as much the role of rival to Dan as Yuuki.
  • Distressed Damsel: Only in the manga version, but woah. She gets kidnapped left and right.
  • Emotionless Girl: At first
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She's not really a princess, but is often called one. In her past life, however...
  • Expy: To Kyouka. Both are the rival's little sister, and both have brother complexes.
  • Flower Motifs: Roses
  • Good Costume Switch: Around the time she switches sides.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After Yuuki leaves her with the bearers of cores light, she stays with them.
  • Ill Girl Bearing Mother Core puts a huge burden on her body. She's often bed-ridden because of this.
  • Morality Pet: To Yuuki. He's cruel to everyone but her. He eventually switches sides along with her.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She does die in the manga as well, but is bought back to life.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Yuuki
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair

Otherworld King’s Allies

Otherworld King

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

The ruler of Otherworld. He was enslaving its inhabitants so that they would construct Horizon Ladders. He possesses great powers and sees himself as vital for the existence of Otherworld. He was once an explorer, who found Grand Rolo by chance and wanted to colonize it. He was mocked for his ideas, and began to hate humanity for the way he was treated. He planned revenge on the rest of the humans, whom he believed hadn't progressed as far as himself.

Leon

Voiced by: Atsushi Miyauchi

Leon is one of Otherworld’s Three Heads. A very powerful card battler, who uses a hybrid deck. After Kajitsu is left with the core soldiers, he makes numerous attempts to re-capture her. Leon actually comes from the past.

Pantera

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

One of Otherworld’s Three Heads. Pantera was actually built by Otherworld King. Recorded within him is the data from past battles in Otherworld, making him aware of most strategies imaginable. He believes his only weakness is that he lacks a heart. Because of this, he loses to Dan. Dan considers him a friend, and believes that he can become like a human. In truth, there are multiple robots like Pantera. Each is the true Grand Core for one of the colored worlds.

  • Promotion to Opening Titles: When the OP animation gets modified
  • Redemption Equals Death: Dan was right in believing that there was good in him. However, the last thing he can do before Otherworld King blows him to bits is provide Dan with a new key card.

Kazan

Voiced by: Kenji Nomura

A soldier who is Yuuki’s ally. When Dan first comes to Otherworld, he is attacking Zungurii’s village. Kazan comes from the future. The reason he’s loyal to Yuuki is because he resembles Kazan’s former captian. When Yuuki joins with the core soldiers, he does so as well.

In the second season, he's a commander in the war against the mazoku.

Belga

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

An arrogant boy from the white world, promised power by his father. He plans to be the next white king and white soldier, but is humiliated by Yuuki in battle. He later returns, joining Leon in his attempts to capture Kajitsu.

Other

Magisa

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino

The Otherworld Witch. Although she tries her hardest to defend Otherworld before the Core Soldiers arrived, she lacks her former strength. This is because it was stolen by Otherworld King, along with her deck. Although she doesn’t look it, she’s over 4000 years old, and laments over the fact that she still remains single.

Zungurii

Voiced by: Ai Horanai

A monkey-like child who Dan meets when he first enters Grand Rolo. After Dan saves his village from attack, the two travel together, in order to free his captured family members. Although Zungurii isn’t much of a card battler, he helps the group out in any way he can, especially cooking.

Serge

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa

Mai’s loyal butler. He pilots The Violet. Both Serge and the Violet originally belonged to Namii, a card battler from the purple world.

Kenzo Hyoudo

Voiced by: Aya Endo

A green card battler who appears at the Grand Rolo Championships. Though only a third grader, he makes it to the final round, against Dan. He is revealed to actually be working alongside Yuuki, and seeks the wish awarded to the champion for selfish means. He is also the true green soldier, not Kajitsu, as Dan previously believed. After losing to Dan, the two become friends, and he stays with the other core soldiers.

In the second season, Kenzo works as a scientist, alongside Stella. The two have somewhat of a rivalry. He doesn’t really battle anymore.

The Beautiful Sophia (and other allies)

Dan Bashin

See above

Clackey Ray

See above

Mai Shinomiya

See above

Plym Machina

Voiced by: Kanae Itō

The Beautiful Sophia’s mechanic. She’s extremely cheerful, and loves mechanical things. She tends to make up her own words. She battles Kenzo with a white deck. Though she’s highly inexperienced and loses, this makes her fall in love with him.

Youth Glynnhorn

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

The Beautiful Sophia’s pilot. At first, he doesn’t like Dan much, finding him incompetent for losing to Barone soon after coming to the future. Mai and Clackey try to help him see Dan’s worth. Youth later comes to see Dan as both a rival and inspiration, wanting to become as strong as him, and someday beat him.

Kenzo Hyoudo

See above

Stella Korabelishchikov

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino

A scientist from the future time who works with Kenzo. She seems to like taunting and one-upping him.

  • Expy: To Magisa. They both are voiced by Satsuki Yukino, and she has a similar relationship with Kenzo.
  • Lightning Glare: With Kenzo
  • Mission Control: She usually stays behind, working as a scientist with Kenzo.
  • The Rival: With Kenzo

En and Fant

Fant voiced by: Aya Endo
En voiced by: Yu Shimamura

Two mazoku children that were being used as hostages by humans. Dan rescues them and takes them to the Sophia. They seem to have insatiable appetites.

Kazan

See above

Zolder Grave

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

The one who called Dan into the future. He’s the reincarnation of Yuuki Momose. He has a much more laid-back personality, however, and is a weight-lifter.

Mazoku

Queen Gilfam

Voiced by: Michiko Neya

The mazoku leader. She believes Dan is humanity’s enemy. She’s very harsh to her subordinates, as she had Duc imprisoned for losing to Dan, and made Barone give up his territory. Later, Zazie betrays her, but her friend Lucretia gives her life to protect the queen.

Barone

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa

A brave user like Dan. He becomes fascinated with Dan, believing he's the only opponent capable of quenching his thirst for battle. He is later deemed a traitor thanks to Zazie, and is forced to leave his territory. Afterwards, he allies with Dan for a while. He seems to be in charge of the mazoku by the end of the series.

Zazie/ Izaz

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

A rather mysterious and unpredictable mazoku. He wears a mask over his face. While at first, he appeared to be manipulating things for fun, he’s shown to have more dangerous motives.

Duc

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

The first mazoku Dan faces. After losing to Dan a second time, he’s punished with imprisonment. He later returns as a cyborg, and with no memory of his former self. He’s has a "Brave Killer" deck, because it is especially designed to be used against Braves.

Rugain

Duc’s son. He greatly respects his father. He is rather similar to Youth, and the two become friends.

Flora Perfume

Voiced by: Yoko Honda

A loyal servant of Barone. After he's exiled, she follows him along with Eolus.

She’s very similar to Kajitsu Momose, in that she uses both Kajitsu and Yuuki’s main cards in battle, and that she can use green butterflies. This is because she's Kajitsu’s reincarnation.

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