The Character Sheet for the series ''Bokurano''. Be warned: many spoilers are unmarked.


[[folder:The Pilots]]

!!'''Takashi Waku'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (JP)
* BookDumb
* CallingYourAttacks: {{Lampshaded}}
-->'''Waku''': Can I shout when I attack?
-->'''Koyemshi''': Whatever floats your boat.
** Gets a CallBack in the last episode, where [[spoiler:Ushiro]] wonders if this is the point to shout like Waku did.
* ChekhovsHobby: In the anime, Moji happens upon him juggling a soccer ball, which is also what he is shown doing in the opening. He uses kicks like that to defeat his first opponent.
* ChickMagnet: In the manga, girls made a point to go to his soccer games just to see him.
** Averted in the anime. The only girls you see at the soccer game are cheerleaders who would have been there regardless.
* DeathByFallingOver: Subverted. [[spoiler:The kids thought that Ushiro accidentally killed him by pushing him off Zearth's shoulder, but Waku was already dead.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: He is presented in a way that couldn't be mistaken for anything other than the classic HotBlooded shonen KidHero. At least until [[spoiler:he dies after piloting the robot in the second episode (first volume of the manga)]].
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Interestingly enough, he's arguably the least skilled pilot of the group.
* JumpedAtTheCall: He's eager to be FallingIntoTheCockpit.
* PosthumousNarration: [[spoiler:It's presumably Waku's voice that we hear in the opening of episode 1 where said voice talks about the game as if it's already happened.]]
* StockShonenHero: Out of the dozen main characters, Waku gets the most emphasis early on and has the most "stereotypical" shonen protagonist traits, despite the series being seinen. He's boisterous, shouts while attacking, is BookDumb, and is happy to become a hero. Then things get ugly when Waku gets to see what happens to characters of this type when put in the wrong genre and [[spoiler:he dies before the first volume is done (episode 2 of the anime) to set the tone of the series]].
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Ponders this concept. After his father didn't go to his championship game, he started to wonder why he was playing soccer, and took a break from it for a while. When he's chosen to pilot Zearth, he decides it's an opportunity to be the hero even if no one is watching him.

!!'''Masaru Kodaka aka "Kodama"'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SoichiroHoshi (JP)
* AntiHero: NominalHero. He intends to save the world, but is not only not troubled by collateral damage, but sees it as desirable [[spoiler:Except for his father, that is]].
* CainAndAbel: Cain to his brother (or brothers in the manga), who are considerably more responsible and ethical than he and his father are.
* CreepyChild: Nicely demonstrated when he says that he somewhat respects Ushiro because he [[spoiler:knows what it's like to kill someone, as he accidentally pushed Waku to his death (or so it seemed at the time)]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: See KickTheDog. The two overlapping is proof that he's trouble.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: One comment by him about how the pilots should get used to killing people is enough to convince Youko that he's worse than Ushiro, who physically abuses his younger sister.
* JerkAss
* JerkAssHasAPoint: He says the kids will have to get used to killing, since it will become very common for them. Then comes the realization that not only are the enemy robots piloted by humans, but [[spoiler:for every enemy defeated, a universe is destroyed]].
* KickTheDog: Or better said, burn the crab to death.
* MadnessMantra
-->'''Kodama:''' There's no way [[spoiler: my dad]] could have died... There's no way [[spoiler: my dad]] could have died...
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:Until he accidentally killed his dad]].
* MoralMyopia: Sees the deaths of thousands as a small price to pay for saving the world, [[spoiler:but his father is another matter]].
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Wears Kokopelli's glasses like this, and even lampshades the fact when his older brother notices them.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Subverted. While he ''is'' the shortest of the male pilots, the glasses he wears are Kokopelli's and not his, which he uses as PurelyAestheticGlasses.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While most of the others are troubled in various ways, few of them possess as cavalier an attitude to the loss of human life
* {{Ubermensch}}: He believed he and his father were this.
* UnscrupulousHero His main goal (protecting the Earth) is certainly a heroic one, but pretty much the only remotely heroic thing about him.
* VillainProtagonist: He has no scruples to speak of, but in the end, if he loses, the protagonists' world will be destroyed.

!!'''Daiichi Yamura'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP)
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Becomes this to his siblings in the anime, who think he ran away, and don't learn of his death until Kana tells them years later in the DistantFinale]].
* DisappearedDad [[spoiler:Mr. Yamura was helping a friend who ran into some trouble. He comes back toward the end of the series.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In a sense [[spoiler:While he dies, his siblings are safe.]]
* IWillWaitForYou: A major part of the reason why he doesn't take his siblings and move in with his uncle is his belief that his father will eventually return, and that he wants him to be able to come home. [[spoiler:His father does come back in the manga]].
* LastRequest: In the anime, [[spoiler:he asks Koyemshi to hide his body, and asks Ushiro to treat Kana kindly before he dies]].
* NiceGuy: He's one of the kindest cast members, from supporting his siblings to being surprisingly patient with Ushiro.
* NumericalThemeNaming: He and his siblings have references to numbers in the names in the order they're born- Dai'''ichi''' (oldest), '''Fu'''taba (second), '''San'''ta (third), and '''Yo'''shi (fourth).
* PromotionToParent: He raises his three younger siblings, with their father missing and their mother dead.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:He's the third pilot in the manga and the fifth in the anime, meaning that he gets to live a little longer]].

!!'''Mako Nakarai aka "Nakama"'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukaIguchi
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Due to her beautiful single mother being a bar hostess and ex-prostitute, Mako always faced this from other kids.
* EnjoKosai: [[spoiler: She almost gets into it to get enough money for the uniforms. Her "client" turns out to be a friend of her mom, and manages to talk her out.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FriendlessBackground: Due to being the daughter of an ex-prostitute, and partly because of her overly duty-driven personality.
* LittleMissSnarker
* {{Shorttank}}
* [[SonOfAWhore Daughter Of A Whore]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: After she makes uniforms for the others, they comment that she's not as gloomy as she first seems.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Is very good at making clothes, as already mentioned above.
* WhatTheHellHero: In the manga, towards the AlphaBitch who bullies her, [[spoiler:after catching said AlphaBitch and her boyfriend going at it [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown right before her battle]].]]

!!'''Isao Kako'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YoshinoriFujita (JP)
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Was heavily bullied at school.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:In the manga, he tries this on Chizu soon after he learns he's next in line to pilot. She fends him off, though.]]
* DirtyCoward: In the manga, he doesn't fight back, hoping that if he does nothing, he'll survive. When he does act, he flees the battle, trampling over many houses, [[spoiler:until Chizu stabs him]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the manga [[spoiler:Chizu stabs him in the neck]]. In the anime, [[spoiler:he's pushed down the stairs, hurt badly enough that he can't move, and dies after the building collapses on him]].
* FreakOut:
** In the middle of his own fight, in the manga. [[spoiler: Chizu stabs him, then]].
** In the anime, he already had trouble with the news that the pilot of the winning robot dies, on top of his already screwed-up home life. When he learns he is the next pilot, he doesn't take it well.
* HopeSpot: Seeing the fighter planes attacking his opponent gives him some hope that he will win without having to move. They fail to destroy the enemy.
* JerkAss: While he seems more pathetic than anything, he looks down on Kirie so that he will have someone to look down on, and when the time comes to fight, he's far more concerned about his own safety.
* PowerFantasy: [[spoiler:In the manga, he has a disturbing dream in which he takes revenge on everyone who was mocking him]]

!!'''Chizuru Honda aka "Chizu"'''
!!!Voiced by: Ao Takahashi (JP)
* AccidentalMurder: In the anime, [[spoiler:she pushes Kako down some stairs during the rape attempt, and then runs out. The building collapses on him as he's immobilized, killing him]].
* AdaptationalConsent: In the anime the gang-rape never happened, while Hatagai is clearly manipulating her and portrayed as reprehensible.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the manga, she plans on using Zearth to kill her rapists without caring how many die as collateral damage (with the exception of her sister).
* AmoralNihilist: In the manga, decides that "the death of any one person is meaningless", after learning that she is going to die as Zearth's pilot, and her baby will die with her.
* BeautyMark: She has one under her left eye
* BreakTheCutie: Her being raped by Hatagai, particularly the revelation that the man she loved betrayed her.
* BrokenBird: Of the {{Yandere}} kind.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: A variant, as the only person Chizu cares about enough to not want to kill in her RoaringRampageOfRevenge is her older sister.
* GoodIsDumb: [[spoiler: In the manga, she sees her family as overly gullible and idealistic.]] Subverted, however, [[spoiler:as it is eventually IMPLIED that the would-be car thief was merely trying to return a favor.]]
* GroinAttack: During her fight, she gets Zearth to kick the enemy robot like this. She also does something like this in the anime when she [[spoiler:pushes Kako down the stairs when he tries to rape her]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In the manga, she fires Zearth's lasers at the men who raped her.
** KickTheDog: One of them is carrying his young daughter. She clearly sees this, and kills him (and likely the kid too) anyway, without any remorse over the collateral damage.
* KnifeNut: After being "broken", in the manga she carries a knife for self-defense. She uses it to kill Kako, and before dying she gives it to Kirie. [[ChekhovsGun This same knife is used to injure Hatagai]].
* MurderSuicide: She plans this on Hatagai after finding out that he had her gang raped and is moving on to someone else. The realization that she's pregnant, though, causes her to reconsider, until she learns she'll die anyway as part of her contract.
* RapeAsDrama: Her backstory is easily the darkest part of the manga for this reason, among others.
* RoaringRampageofRevenge: In the manga. Using half a kilometre tall HumongousMecha, no less.
* ShutUpKirk: In the manga, when Tanaka protests her use of Zearth for her revenge:
-->'''Tanaka''': [[WhatTheHellHero What makes you think this is even remotely acceptable]]? We live under a constitutional government to prevent that from happening!
-->'''Chizu''': Constitutional government? Then go ahead and make a world with a perfect government. However, I don't have the time to wait for that to happen.
* TeenPregnancy: It's indicated this is why she didn't kill Hatagai at first, and why Zearth has an extra pilot.
* UnmovingPlaid: Her dress in the manga.
* WhatTheHellHero: In both versions, especially the manga, when she [[spoiler:goes off to kill Hatagai in the middle of her fight, resulting in a great deal of collateral damage]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She's a victim of gang rape and teen pregnancy who nevertheless is responsible for potentially thousands of deaths in the name of her revenge.
%%* {{Yandere}}

!!'''Kunihiko Moji'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoukiMiyata (JP)
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: In the anime, he figures out that [[spoiler:the enemy robots are piloted by humans]] when his strategy to [[spoiler:trick the robot into exposing which half is the half with the cockpit by defending himself and going after the one that didn't attack him]] works.
* BigBrotherMentor: To a degree.
* LoveTriangle: He's in one with his IllBoy friend Nagi and a girl named Tsubasa Hiiragi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBehappy: Having come to terms with his impending death, he decides to donate his heart to Nagi so that he will be able to be with Tsubasa.
* SecretKeeper: In the manga, [[spoiler:being the one last seen with Waku, he's the only one questioned about his disappearance. He's able to deflect any suspicion from the group]].
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Him, Nagi and Tsubasa, a dynamic that became more complicated when he and Nagi fell in love with Tsubasa.

!!'''Maki Ano'''
!!!Voiced by: Kumiko Higa (JP)
* AbusiveParents: In the manga, it's implied that her mother was absolutely terrible, and by the time Maki was removed from the home as a baby, she was on the verge of death.
* BerserkButton: Ushiro hitting Kana infuriates her.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: [[spoiler: Her battle happens at the same time as the birth of her baby brother. She manages to witness it right before passing away, even getting to hug the baby and [[GoOutWithASmile pass away smiling.]]]]
* {{Bokukko}}
* CoolBigSis: In the anime at least, she seems to see herself as this to Kana
* DyingDream: [[spoiler:Maki holding her newborn brother]], probably.
* HappilyAdopted: She has a few insecurities when her parents get pregnant with a new child but when she teases her father about watching anime while his first child is on the way, he responds by saying ''she's'' his first child.
* MamaBear: Do NOT harm Kana in front of her. She elaborates in the manga that a major reason why this upsets her is that Ushiro's seemingly using his being related to Kana by blood [[spoiler:not that she would know that he isn't]], as license to mistreat her, whereas Maki is [[HappilyAdopted considered as much her parents' child as their soon to be born son]].
* {{Otaku}}: Both she and her dad have an avid interest in HumongousMecha.
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy to Anko, Kana and Komo.

!!'''Yousuke Kirie'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (JP)

* AchillesInHisTent: In the anime, after surviving his first duel by pretty much driving the other pilot to suicide, he seriously ponders not returning. When he sees that his family and specially his mother is doing well, though, Kirie comes back to the fight, wins his duel, unmasks Youko and then dies.
** In both versions, [[spoiler:he has his doubts about fighting to begin with (his first battle in the anime, his only battle in the manga), since he's the first to find out that he's fighting with the existence of other Earths on the line. In the manga, after a talk with Misumi discussing how we live on because of the sacrifices of others, and after the above events in the anime, he regains his will to fight]].
* BadLiar: In the anime, his pilot mark appears on his face, unlike with most of the other pilots, who could hide it under their clothes. He tells his mother that he hit his head, and Ushiro says that she wouldn't believe a lie like that.
* BewareTheNiceOnes, manga only: [[spoiler: Kirie stabs Hatagai in the stomach after he offers him to teach him his way of life]]
** Also his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and ShutUpHannibal scene. Annoying part is [[spoiler:that it turned out to be non-lethal]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a timid boy with poor self-esteem, but in the anime, he ends up making Zearth ''jump'', impressing even Ushiro as he looks back on it.
-->'''Ushiro''': Kirie was something else, to make Zearth move like that.
* GentleGiant: He's significantly larger than the others, and is a kind person at heart.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation In the manga, seeing his HikikoMori cousin suffer so much makes him question his own worth. Same goes to his IllGirl mom in the anime.
* LastRequest: In the manga, he asks that his cousin be told about him when it is possible to do so.
* ShutUpHannibal: Stabbing Hatagai, largely to prevent himself from ever becoming like him.
* TheStoic In the anime, he's relatively quiet and reserved.
** NotSoStoic: In the manga, he loses his cool and stabs Hatagai when Hatagai tries to teach him about his way of life.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: In his despair, he decides not to fight his first battle in the anime, and [[spoiler:when his opponent commits suicide, he lives to pilot Zearth another time, as he had not moved it an inch.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In the manga, Chizu gives him her knife before dying. [[ChekhovsGun He uses it to stab Hatagai later]].
* WhamLine: In the anime, as he, with some of his last words, reveals who isn't in the contract.
* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: In the anime, he resolves to not move Zearth at all, willing to forfeit his battle and the cast's universe. [[spoiler:Then his opponent commits suicide.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!!'''Takami Komoda aka "Komo"'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (JP)
* AdaptationalBadass: In the anime, she's somewhat more resilient than in the manga, and [[spoiler:fights and wins her battle easily, even knowing that her father has died and she will join him at the end]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:she's about to lose her fight when the enemy pilot retreats]].
* DisappearedDad: In the anime, Congressman Komoda gets assassinated by members of the conspiracy.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Is an accomplished piano player [[spoiler: Turns out to be a plot point in the manga, where she wins ''without'' fighting via luring her rival into her last recital.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: In the manga.
* LonelyRichKid: Mainly in the manga, when having an admiral for a father meant that she was very lonely until she met Maki. By contrast, in the anime, Maki once points out how well she gets along with everyone else.
* MilitaryBrat: In the manga.
* TheOjou
* PluckyGirl [[spoiler:Mere hours after her father is killed, she's willing to fight and die to save her Earth]], and is undeterred when Zearth falls into a pit trap that is slowly filling with acid.
-->'''Komo''': Compared to the loneliness and frustration that [[spoiler: Father]] felt, I feel ''nothing'' for falling into a hole!
* TheStoolPigeon: In both the manga and the anime, she's an Innocent Ingrid, as she is the one who argues in favor of telling people about Zearth.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: In the manga, [[spoiler:while playing the piano for the last time]], comments on how she has just started to "notice the world."
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: One of the first to realize what they're getting into, even before the more obvious red flags come up that indicate that this is not a game.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She has the looks, [[Creator/MamikoNoto the voice]] and the SilkHidingSteel personality, which lets her keep her cool almost all the time [[spoiler: like in her ThanatosGambit from the manga]].

!!'''Aiko Tokosumi aka "Anko"'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuiMakino (JP)
* ArmorPiercingSlap: In the anime she applies ''several'' to [[spoiler: Youko]] while giving [[spoiler: her]] a heartfelt WhatTheHellHero after [[spoiler: Kirie outs her before dying.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: Defied in the manga. She's less than happy with her father's repeated absences, hoping to become an IdolSinger in order to see him on television, and believing he's only talking with her to find out more about Zearth. Then [[spoiler:after she gets her legs burned off by acid while saving Youko and Akira decides to keep filming, Youko yells at Akira, saying "And you call yourself a father?", but Anko tells Youko to calm down. Her last words are that she learned how to give a RousingSpeech to Earth by watching her father on television]].
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown By Koyemshi, in the manga. It wasn't anything sexual, mind you! [[spoiler:Just her indulging into her Idol's fantasies.]]
* DanceBattler: Manga only, where she uses her dance experience to catch upon her elusive opponent.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Partially. Her hair is light brown, but her skin tone is darker than the other kids
* DeathGlare: In the anime, she gives one to [[spoiler:Machi, as she is still angry about her being outed as the uncontracted pilot and being responsible for getting them into the game]], when she tries to offer advice during her battle.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight ''and'' GoOutWithASmile (anime, when she perishes in Kanji's embrace)
** She dies in her father's arms in the manga, but not smiling.
* FreakOut: After the aforementioned incident with [[spoiler: Youko]], [[spoiler: Koyemshi punishes the girl by choosing her as the next pilot.]] Understandably, she shuts down. [[spoiler: And then she gets better]].
* IdolSinger: What she wanted to be, at least in the manga, as a way of being able to connect with her father on television.
* OutOfFocus: In the anime. She didn't received as much attention as other pilots during her episode, which focused a great deal of time on the media exploits regarding Zearth. Her TWO crowning moments of awesome were also missing on the adaptation.
* PluckyGirl: Especially in the manga, where she continues fighting even after [[spoiler:having her legs burned off]]
* PrecisionFStrike: In the anime, immediately before [[spoiler:running over and repeatedly slapping Machi for her role in recruiting everyone into the game]].
-->'''Anko''': What the hell... what the fucking hell?!
* RousingSpeech In the manga, [[spoiler: before dying]]
* ShipTease: Her interactions with [[spoiler: Kanji]] in the anime can be seen as this, to a degree.
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: In the anime, when her dad is caught in an affair and her mom goes LadyDrunk mode, Anko hides her distress at both this and her position as the next pilot. She acts happy and sweet, but when she and her friend Kanji are alone, she cries in his arms.]]
* TakingTheBullet: In the manga, [[spoiler:she pushes Machi out of the way of corrosive substance that an enemy robot injected into the cockpit. Because of it, she got her legs burned off.]]
* TokenRomance: With [[spoiler:Kanji]], but only in the anime. Since it occurs [[LastMinuteHookup with no build up prior to the episode where it happens]], it comes as kinda awkward.

!!'''Kanji Yoshikawa'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiNojima (JP)
* MissingMom: In the manga, she committed suicide after the Ascension Towers were constructed, believing them to be unsafe.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the manga, his insistence on fighting near the Ascension Towers essentially leads to many deaths [[spoiler:including Seki's HeroicSacrifice, which leaves them another pilot short]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives one to Ushiro in the manga, calmly accusing him of abusing Kana to take out his anger towards his mother on her.
* SecretKeeper: In the manga, he reveals that he didn't tell anyone about Ushiro hurting Kana because [[spoiler:Kana herself]] asked him to do so.
* ASharedSuffering: He and Ushiro bond while visiting their mothers' graves. [[spoiler:Except Ushiro's biological mother isn't dead]].
* SnowMeansDeath: In the manga, he dies on top of Chutenro tower as it's snowing, with his last thoughts on the weather.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ushiro. He doesn't hesitate to be frank with Ushiro, even when it angers him (such as regarding why he treats Kana the way he does), but the two remain friends.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* YouMonster: Does this to Koyemshi twice in the anime. Koyemshi is ''[[BerserkButton not]]'' happy to hear it.

!!'''Kana Ushiro'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KanaAsumi (JP)
* GirlishPigtails
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Kanji sees her as one to Ushiro.
* LoveMartyr: She goes through all kinds of shit at her older brother's hands, but still loves him and tries to take care of him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Heartbreakingly averted in the manga. After she wins her battle, the last time we see her she begins to break down crying because she knows she is about to die.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The anime has Machi enter the contract in Kana's place. As a result, she is the SoleSurvivor of the main cast.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: See the main page for a detailed description, as well as [[spoiler:Youko, in her last moments]], expressing a desire to be "as strong as Kana-chan".
* YamatoNadeshiko: One in training.

!!'''Youko Machi'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoSanpei (JP)
* AlcoholicParent: In the manga. [[spoiler:It turns out that it's for the Youko from this universe, in a rare case of people having selves in alternate universes]].
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler:Dedicates one of her gunshots on Koyemshi to Yuu, Kokopelli's daughter and one of the victims of Koyemshi's manipulation]].
* BecomingTheMask: She was raised in our Earth, comes to truly love our world and, in the anime, she sacrifices herself for us. Her crush on Ushiro helps a bit, too.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: In the manga, [[spoiler:during the live broadcast from Zearth's cockpit, she has to impersonate Komo, who was the only other identified pilot of Zearth, as the official story is that she and Anko are the only pilots]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: In the manga, she was shot by a nameless assassin and is taken off life support.
* DyingAlone: In the anime, [[spoiler:She passes on with only the remains of Koyemshi nearby, after saying goodbye to Ushiro and Kana]]
* GallowsHumor: In the manga, she jokes about [[spoiler:assassins coming after the pilots after the boy who claimed to be a Zearth pilot is shot dead; it is implied that the families of those killed in Zearth's battles helped that happen. She ends up being killed that way herself]].
* TheGenericGirl: Played with in the manga. Every tankobon begins with a list of Zearth's pilots, complete with short descriptions. Throughout the series, Machi remains "That girl with the freckles." [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted. She's ''far'' from generic.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Blames herself for the whole mess as she's the one who brought the kids to Kokopelli's cave.
* LastNameBasis: The cast tends to call her "Machi," in contrast to the other girls, who are typically referred to by their first name or a nickname. She also uses most of the others' last names.
* TheMole: She's the only one who isn't in the contract and essentially works for Koyemshi.
* NiceHat: She has a very cute white one
* NotFunnyAnymore: In the manga, Machi says the kids might have assassins sent after them, which is considered as a passing comment making some black humor about the situation. She's shot to death some episodes later, and Koyemshi has to kill her to ease her suffering.]]
* PluckyGirl
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the anime, after betraying Koyemshi and helping Ushiro kill him to hijack Zearth, she's the first to go. She wins her battle and dies]].
* ScarsAreForever: In the manga, [[spoiler:a bit of acid splashes on her cheek and leaves a scar that is mostly covered up with a bandage]].
* SnowMeansDeath: She dies while it's snowing.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Iin the anime, upon Ushiro's request, she out-gambits and kills Koyemshi, undoing his cruel manipulations on him and Kana and forcing her way into the contract.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: In the anime, after Kana thanks her for [[spoiler:killing Koyemshi and preventing her from being entered into the contract, thereby saving her life]], she says she didn't do it to be thanked.
* TomatoInTheMirror: She is Koyemshi's little sister)
* UnrequitedLove for [[spoiler:Ushiro]]
* WalkingSpoiler: She's hard to discuss without spoiling details from her backstory, [[spoiler:her brother's, or the existence of alternate Earths]].
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Before she can fight her battle in the manga, she gets shot in the head.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: In the manga, [[spoiler:accuses Akira of being unsuited to be a father when he continues to record footage after his daughter Aiko/Anko had her legs burned off by acid while protecting Youko. Anko tells Youko to calm down]].

!!'''Jun Ushiro'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP)
* [[spoiler:AccidentalMurder]]: [[spoiler:Subverted; he didn't actually push Waku to his death; Waku was dead before he fell.]]
* AloofBigBrother: More like Abusive Big Brother to Kana.
** BigBrotherBully: ''Not'' PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Asexual}}
* TheAtoner: He gradually realizes the error of his ways and how much he hurt Kana. In the anime, [[spoiler:he takes Kana's place in the last battle]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:he chooses to volunteer as a pilot so that some stranger won't have to]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Though he ''really'' took his time.
* DyingAlone: In the anime, [[spoiler:at the end of the last battle, he dies in Zearth's cockpit, alone, and it soon falls apart around him]].
* FourEyesZeroSoul: His character is initially presented this way, on top of being a JerkAss.
* KickTheDog: In the manga, when they're running short on pilots, he casually suggests that Kana pilot, [[spoiler:not knowing that she's already volunteered for it]].
* MissingMom (He abuses Kana because their mom succumbed to DeathByChildbirth. [[spoiler: Or so he thought]])
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Upon realizing how much he had mistreated Kana.
* ObliviousToLove: Poor [[spoiler:Youko]]
* OddFriendship: With [[spoiler:Koyemshi]], though only in the manga, and only at the very end.
* StoicSpectacles
** NotSoStoic: Has various moments like this, especially when he freaks out after [[spoiler:it seems as though he accidentally pushed Waku to his death, and no one seems to think otherwise]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Over time.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Kanji's jacket]] in the manga.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kanji.
* VomitIndiscretionShot [[spoiler: In the manga, during his battle. He's in an HeroicBSOD because of the stress and throws up on his lap, so he has to put on a custom uniform.]]
* WhamLine: Manga only:
-->'''Jun:''' [[spoiler:I'm not in the contract.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gets varying degrees of this over his treatment of Kana, especially from Maki. Tanaka also calls him out on suggesting that Daiichi is getting cold feet, saying that "Everyone's afraid."
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the manga, [[spoiler:having suffered the loss of all his friends, his sister and his biological mother, his final task is to kill everyone on the last planet to make sure he kills the enemy pilot]].
* WouldHitAGirl: To make matters worse, it's his younger sister.
* [[YakuzaPrincess Yakuza Prince]]: In the anime, his father Ichiro ''was'' a Yakuza heir, but after he was killed by his enemies, his mom Miko (later, Misumi Tanaka) gave Ushiro away to her cousin so he'd have a normal life.


!!'''Kokopelli ([[spoiler:Garaku-sensei]])'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/HirokiTochi (JP)
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Kokopelli says in the manga that he had a scar from [[spoiler:one of the kids in his group, when the recruiter made the mistake of recruiting too many at the start]], but he covered it up.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler:He perishes from piloting Zearth offscreen. Several of the other pilots aren't shown at the moments of their deaths, but in his case, it isn't obvious at first that he's dead]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Apologizes when the kids leave his cave. [[FromBadToWorse And with good reason]].
* SacrificialLamb: Although his status as such is not revealed until later.

!!'''Koyemshi/Dung Beetle ([[spoiler:Shirou Machi]])'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (JP)
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga, he actually has some redeeming moments. Contrast when he [[spoiler:puts Youko out of her misery and grieves for her in his own way]] in the manga, with him [[spoiler:getting killed by Youko in order to save Kana from being forced into the contract]] in the anime.
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Youko]]
* TheAtoner: In the manga, after [[spoiler:assassinating Machi, he creates a replica of Machi to live an ordinary civilian life on Earth, and voluntarily becomes Zearth's final pilot and the next Kokopelli.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Kanji insulting him by calling him a pawn of the Masterminds seems to be this, as he tells him he's gone too far and wants him to be selected next]].
* BrutalHonesty: [[spoiler:When he becomes Kokopelli, he makes it clear to the pilots that they are going to die]].
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:There's the part where he physically forces a fellow pilot from his Earth to participate, only to break down and beg for his life when it's his turn, and his reaction when Youko is shooting him to death]].
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:In the manga, he pilots Zearth in the very last chapter.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:As Shirou, he has a huge scar on his face.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:In the last chapters of the manga.]]
* HeyYou: The most pleasant he'll get with someone is referring to them by their last name without an honorific. At worst, he enjoys calling them names.
* {{Hypocrite}}: See the DirtyCoward entry.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: [[spoiler:Koyemshi at the start of his battle at the end of the manga: ''"Zearth, take-off."'']]
* TheImp
* JerkAss
* KickTheDog: Too many to list them all, but one nice example is after [[spoiler:Anko]] [[FaceDeathWithDignity dies]], he comments that he's disappointed that [[spoiler:her]] passing didn't involve more crying and screaming.
* KidAppealCharacter: He seems like the typical NonHumanSidekick.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Machi.]]
* NayTheist: Manga only--[[spoiler: Koyemshi believes that it's better to think of the mecha battles as natural phenomena and {{God}} as a yet-undiscovered law of physics, because "it's better that way"... Probably because the idea that God might be behind the pruning is not a comfortable thought.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the manga, [[spoiler:after his sister is killed]], he is not laughing anymore. He is not smug. He is not condescending. He is ''angry'', and [[FateWorseThanDeath his ''first'' act of anger is to teleport the killer ''somewhere'' which is implied to be very, very bad.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: In the anime, by Ushiro and Youko.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:''Koyemshi'']] can appear nearly sympathetic in the manga, when he displays some signs of care for [[spoiler:Machi]].
** There's also the talk he has with [[spoiler:Ushiro]] just before the final battle of the manga, encouraging him and giving him a reason to fight for the ones close to him, including [[spoiler:his still living sister, Miku Tanaka]].
* PerpetualSmiler: [[spoiler:His human form in the manga.]]
* PortalCut: His means of [[spoiler:severing Seki's hand; he teleports the rest of his body away, then back]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the manga, he becomes the last pilot of Zearth before it moves to a different universe.]]
* RobotBuddy: Subverted--Koyemshi doesn't always tell the kids things they really ought to know.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: His treatment of Kana and Jun by the end of the anime, when he tries to manipulate Kana into becoming a pilot and threatening her with forcing Ushiro to do so if she hesitates. Ushiro, however, had asked Youko for help behind his back, and she out-gambits and kills him.]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:He has to put a mortally injured Youko out of her misery in the manga, which lets him show a slightly softer side.]]
* SirSwearsALot: His crass mannerisms are conveyed using this trope.
* SternTeacher: [[spoiler:In the manga he retakes his human form, becomes the new Kokopelli and goes to another Earth with Zearth. When he recruits the new pilots, he straightforwardly tells them that they'll die after piloting (unlike Garaku/Kokopelli, who couldn't bring himself to do so), but then he adds that ''he'' will be the first pilot and show them how to do it right, which triggers the RedemptionEqualsDeath mentioned above.]]
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Once demands to be called "Koyemshi-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics sama]]". He's amused when Tanaka calls him "Koyemshi-san".
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Tells [[spoiler:Kanji]] "You're can die next, you little bitch!" [[spoiler:It's Komo's turn instead]].
** Also, after [[spoiler:Youko shoots him]] in the anime.
--->'''Koyemshi''': That [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] hurt, you bitch!
* TricksterMentor: Subverted in the anime; Koyemshi is such a JerkAss that he torments the children simply because he enjoys seeing them suffer.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In the anime, as he's being shot to death]].
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Had a human form from his previous universe.]]

!!'''Captain Misumi Tanaka'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo (JP)
* ActionMom: She has a daughter Kana's age [[spoiler:and is Jun's mother]].
* CoolBigSis: To the girls of the group, despite being older than the standard.
* GiveHimANormalLife: [[spoiler:Her reason for giving up Jun]].
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]: [[spoiler: To Ushiro. The reasons differ depending on the media, but still damn good.]]
* TeamMom: [[spoiler: Oh, the freaking irony.]]

!!'''Masamitsu Seki'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ShinjiKawada (JP)
* AnArmAndALeg: In the anime, after pointing a gun at Koyemshi, he loses his hand
* HeroicSacrifice: In the manga, he willingly becomes a living target to help Kanji in his battle.
* ScarsAreForever: In the TV series he loses an arm after threatening Koyemshi, then has it replaced with a prosthesis.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Survives in the anime]].
* SoProudOfYou: In the last battle of the anime, thinks about how strong Ushiro has become.

!!'''Morihiro Hatagai'''
!!! Voiced by: Creator/KenichiSuzumura (JP)
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: A very disturbing example of this is applied in the manga; he claims that the fact that he has never had sex with his girlfriend, [[spoiler:Chizu's older sister]], is proof of his love for her. It only serves to make him seem even more vile.
* JerkAss: In the anime. His manga incarnation is ''much'' worse.
* KarmaHoudini: Chizu backs down from killing him, and in the manga, her family doesn't believe they can legitimately press charges against him after Chizu killed innocent people in the pursuit of her revenge against him.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS (He is Morihiro Hatagai in the manga, but Hiroyuki Hatagai in the anime.)

!!!Voiced by: Hiroyuki Kinoshita (JP)
* HiddenDepths: At first, he seems to be just another power-hungry army commander who is only interested in seizing Zearth for their own benefits. Once he learned what's at stake, however, [[TookALevelInKindness his attitude quickly changed]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Tries his best to help the kids and to protect the Earth.


!!'''Akira Tokosumi'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ToruFurusawa (JP)
* AdultsAreUseless Averted in the anime, where he works with other adults (Komo's dad, Kanji's mom, etc.) to find out what is going on and try saving the kids. In the manga he still tries to support Anko as much as he can.
* IntrepidReporter
* ParentsAsPeople: He feels guilty about not spending more time with Anko. In the manga, after sharing some of his reservations with his boss, his boss says that he's not exactly a good father, but he has the mindset of a great journalist.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Anko is unhappy with his constant absence in the manga.
* YourCheatingHeart: In the anime, he has an affair that is used against him in an attempt to discredit the plans to go live about Zearth..

!!'''Kunio Shouji'''
* {{Fingore}} In the manga, he threatens Koyemshi with a gun, gets his fingers severed. He later gets them reattatched.

!!'''Tamotsu Sakakibara'''
!!!Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (JP)
* TheAlcoholic
* CanonForeigner: He only appears in the anime.
* CloudCuckooLander
* MyGreatestFailure: Was a friend of Ushiro's deceased father Ichirou, blames himself for his death.
* PluckyComicRelief: Says a lot about the show when the funniest character is an ex-con.

!!'''Kouichi/Tomoe Komoda'''
!!!Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (JP)
* AdultsAreUseless: Averted, as mentioned.
* AlliterativeName (anime)
* {{Foil}}: In the manga, Anko compares him with her father, thinking that while she has to wonder how much her father cares about her, Tomoe cares for his daughter but can't express it well.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Komo's death is this for him, in the manga.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the anime, he's a congressman. In the manga, he's in the military, and Komo talking to him is what gets the military involved.
* SayMyName: In the manga, [[spoiler:he screams his daughter's name as she dies]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He is Kouichi Komoda in the anime, and Tomoe Komoda in the manga. Those two versions could be considered separate characters altogether, as their character designs are different as well: Kouichi looks quite younger than Tomoe, to start.
* TheStoic: In the manga, it's pointed out that he does love his daughter, but is not very good at showing it.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Screams "[[SayMyName TAKAMI]]!" as his daughter is dying]].
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:Asks if he can play the piano- as he had planned to do after retiring from the military- with the same hands that he says killed his daughter]].

!!'''Ichiko Honda'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)
* GoThroughMe: [[spoiler:Attempting to snap Chizuru out of her RoaringRampageOfRevenge, she stands between Zearth's arm and Hatagai and tells her little sister to kill ''her'' instead, dumping the blame on herself. Chizu stops, but Ichiko can't save her from dying. In the manga, she knows that Chizu is there. In the anime, she shields Hatagai with her body, without ever seeing Chizu]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She's dating ''Hatagai'', 'nuff said. [[spoiler:In the manga, she breaks up with him after she learns of what he did to Chizu; in the anime, there's no indication that she finds out about what happened to Chizu]].
* OneeSama: To her little sister Chizu.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Chizu's girly girl.

!!'''Miko Nakarai'''
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP)
* HookerWithaHeartOfGold
* ParentsAsPeople

!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiroTsuda (JP)
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler: His murder at the hands of other Yakuza sets off the deal with Tanaka, baby!Jun and the Ushiros.]]
* DisappearedDad
* {{Yakuza}}: [[spoiler: More exactly, a Yakuza heir]]

!!'''Junji "Katari" Karita'''
A boy who [[spoiler:pretends to be a Zearth pilot on TV. He ends up being killed for it]].
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:It's obvious to the Zearth pilots and everyone else working with them that he's lying, but not the public; to them, it's more believable than the word of the rival newscaster's daughter]].
* InSeriesNickname: Anko mentioned the Zearth pilots coined one for him despite never having met him.
* MeaningfulName: His nickname means "to deceive" or "cheat," since he's [[spoiler:a fake Zearth Pilot]].
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: The main characters have to keep up the illusion that he's one of them,.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:By coming forward on TV, he essentially derails the main character's plans regarding Zearth in the media, largely because having the daughter of one of the reporters come forward as a Zearth pilot is less believable than what he says]].
* TooDumbToLive: Pretending to be the pilot of a machine that's killed thousands of people is essentially inviting your own death.
* WalkingSpoiler: His only appearance involves a somewhat significant plot twist.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Shot dead mere pages after his introduction.

!!'''Miku Tanaka'''
Misumi's daughter, who is about Kana's age. [[spoiler:She's Jun's sister]]

!!'''Mr. Kodaka'''
!!!Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP)
Masaru's father, head of a construction company.
* BadBoss: He abuses his own subordinates for not meeting his standards.
* BaldOfEvil
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He intends to profit off of the destruction Zearth wreaks.
* DrunkDriver: In the manga, Kodama says he thinks nothing of driving under the influence.
* FatBastard
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Dies from the destruction he had hoped to profit off of, and to make it ironic, it was caused by the son who idolized him.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the manga, Kodama makes a reference to this, saying "He only feigns being crude and dense."
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He "treats women like objects"
* ShowDontTell: In the manga, the viewer has a few pages of exposition on his habits. In the anime, you get to see him at a board meeting, with him saying that he wants to develop the area that was destroyed in Waku's battle, and slapping a subordinate for not closing a deal at its original terms.
* {{Ubermensch}}: In the eyes of his son.

!!Mr. Ushiro

Kana's biological father and Jun's adoptive father.
* CoolTeacher: His students respect and look up to him. In the anime, he runs a school that teaches non-traditional values.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:Jun in the anime, ''both'' his children in the manga]].
* ParentalFavoritism: He admits that he tried to love Jun the same way he loved Kana, but it's not the same. It's further driven home when he realizes that [[spoiler:Kana will pilot next]], he's genuinely heartbroken, admitting that [[spoiler:he didn't react the same way when he heard about Jun]].
* ParentsAsPeople: In the manga, he admits that he was scared of getting close to Jun, and so treated him as just another student, which damaged his relationship with ''both'' his children.