Characters / Desert Punk

Kanta Mizuno (aka Desert Punk/Sunabozu)

Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

The initial protagonist of the series.


Voiced by: Tomoko Kotani (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)

Kanta's Lust Object, a fact that she abuses to no end.

Taiko Koizumi (AKA Kosuna)

Voiced by: Chiwa Saitou (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

Kanta's young apprentice.
  • Anti-Hero: Just like her master. She may be slightly less callous that him though.
  • Badass Adorable: Somewhat, although less by personality than by size and age.
  • Breakout Character: From the 13th volume of the manga on, she (as an adult) is the protagonist.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Oh yes. Not above calling out her master on things or insulting people they beat up.
  • Closer to Earth: Somewhat, due to not being lustful and greedy like her master.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Was notably more idealistic before being taken up as Kanta's apprentice.
  • Generation Xerox: Becomes just as cunning and just as mean as Kanta. Then takes his place as the new Desert Punk.
  • Genki Girl/Plucky Girl: Fits these, but is kind of a darker take on the idea since her goal is to be a badass bounty hunter, not a "hero of justice".
  • Girl Friday: Toward Kanta, as well as her previous mentor.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She acts this way to Natsuko so hard she comes off as having a crush on her. She sometimes acts this way to Kanta, when he can go five minutes without disgusting her.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Which arguably succeeded.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Defied. She keeps a rather small submachine gun and a grenade launcher because she hasn't the strength and size to get something bigger.
  • Teen Genius: Sometimes shows remarkable intelligence.
  • The Social Darwinist: Seems like hanging with Kanta did have some effect on this.
  • Young Gun

Rain Spider/Amagumo

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Kenny Green (EN)

  • Lovable Coward: His habit of running away in the middle of battle. Besides it being presented humorously, he tends to just as unexpectedly come back as The Cavalry and save the day.
  • Nominal Hero: Although since he's usually against Kanta (until the last arc of the anime), he may be more of a Anti-Villain.
  • The Rival

The Machine Gun Brothers (Fuyuo/Fuyo, Haruo/Haru, Akio)

Voiced by (Fuyuo): Jirou Saitou (JP), Jeremy Inman (EN)
(Haruo): Yasuhiro Takato (JP), Mike McFarland (EN)
(Akio): Otoya Kawano (JP), Justin Cook (EN)


Voiced by: Takahiro Imamura (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)


Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

  • Action Girl
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Subverted in the anime: flashbacks seem to imply she resents Kanta because she can't get over a romance between the two when they were children, but it instead turns he actually just sexually harassed her and treated her horribly in general.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In the manga she gets a good amount of revenge on Kanta for his mistreating her as a child: his introduction to La Résistance has Kanta humiliatingly dragged around (and given several embarrassing cavity searches) and when he tries to escape, she beats him up and dragged his ass back to the Oasis.
  • Rebel Leader: Although technically not in charge of the rebellion, in practice she seems to have the most influence.