Characters: Elemental Gelade

The characters of the manga and anime series Elemental Gelade:

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    Main Characters 

Coud "Cou" Van Giruet

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Kristian Ayre (English), Naozumi Takahashi (drama CD)

A young member of the Red Lynx sky pirates. He finds Ren in a coffin and becomes her Pledger, someone who bonds with a Edel Raid and he promises her that he will be the one to escort her to Edel Garden.

Reverie "Ren" Metherlence

Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Japanese), Brenna O'Brien (English), Houko Kuwashima (drama CD)

An Edel Raid and direct descendant of the Metherlence bloodline. She is also one of the Seven Glittering Jewels (or Shichikouhouju), an Edel Raid line said to be the strongest. Cou finds her in a coffin that was picked up as loot in a raid and they become partners after she reacts to him. Her goal is to go to Edel Garden. She recharges her powers by sleeping, which happens fairly often. Her elemental gelade is on her hair above her forehead. Her elemental power is wind. Her weapon form is a giant sword on Cou's right arm.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: In the manga, her status of Shichikouhouju lead to her being bullied by other younger Edel Raids to such an extent that she would harm herself trying to remove her Gelade.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Always.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones
  • BFS: Her weapon form is a giant sword.
  • Blow You Away: She commands the element of wind, both offensively and defensively.
  • The Chick: She's the demure and feminine girl in the group who constantly has to be protected by her teammates and although she can turn into a weapon, she can't fight directly so she has to take a supportive role for the team.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's not happy to see Cou and Viro together and gives him the cold shoulder afterwards.
  • The Comically Serious: She keeps her deadpan expression even in the most comical and absurd situations.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's frequently rendered helpless and/or kidnapped and needs Cou to rescue her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In the beginning of the show she's an Emotionless Girl who hates Coud because he's a human, but later she starts falling in love with him and warms up.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She dislikes sweet food.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita
  • Emotionless Girl: At the start of the series, she's extremely cold and doesn't display any strong emotion which makes her come off as mysterious and unsettling. She later starts to show more emotions thanks to Cou.
  • Equippable Ally: She's an Edel Raid, girls who can bind their soul with their Pledger and turn into a weapon.
  • First Girl Wins
  • Girl in a Box: She makes her debut in the series when she's found by Cou in a dusty coffin-like box that the Red Lynx sky pirates stole in one of their routine raids.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hair Decorations: Her ribbon, which covers her Elemental Gelade in her forehead.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Cou.
  • Light 'em Up: Isolate Luminous, a technique that uses light to blind the enemy.
  • MacGuffin Girl: Her status as the Shichikouhouju, which makes her a valuable weapon sought after by many.
  • Magical Girlfriend
  • Memento MacGuffin: In the manga, her ribbon was given to her by a woman called Sha from her childhood. Sha gave Ren the ribbon to hide her elemental gelade, instead of wearing a hood that made Ren hang her head all the time and look sad. Sha stated that the ribbon was "cuter" and tied it around Ren's head herself when she first gave it to her.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a Shichikouhouju, one of the most powerful and legendary Edel Raids. Of course this means that everyone wants their hands on her. She's frequently rendered helpless and constantly protected by the main character. Personality-wise, she fits the mysterious and distant part.
  • Phlebotinum Girl: Female love interest with non-human origins and special powers that make other characters seek to possess her, which initially depresses her and makes her detest humans. She's also physically frail and frequently weakened by the use of her abilities.
  • The Quiet One: She isn't the most talkative person around.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has waist length hair.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue hair? Check. Pale skin? Check. Quiet and deeply emotionless demeanor? Check. Not exactly human? Check. Mystical Waif? Check. Weak physical condition with a recurring need to be looked after? Check. Defrosting love interest? Double check. Her name is even one letter apart from Rei.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Demure and quiet, as expected from a blue-haired girl.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Cou wins Ren's heart because he's a kind-hearted and protective guy who truly cares about her as a person, not a mere weapon.
  • Sleepyhead: Justified. She recharges her powers by sleeping, so she spends most of her time nodding off.
  • Some Call Me Tim: Her full name is Reverie Metherlence, she prefers to be simply called Ren because she hates long names.
  • The Stoic: She has the same cold, melancholic look in her face nearly all the time.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's stoic, distant and quiet to the point of coming across as emotionless, yet she's also a really kind girl who cares a lot for those close to her.
  • Took A Level In Cheerfulness: Starts out as an Emotionless Girl, but begins to show more emotion as the series goes on. By the end of the anime, she's much more expressive and smiles a lot.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Cisqua's Butch and Kuea's Neither.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.


Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Japanese), Alexandra Carter (English), Ikue Otani (drama CD)

The energetic and upbeat leader of one of Arc Aile's Edel Raid Complete Protection Association squads consisting of Rowen and Kuea. She is honest and passionate about her work, but only because of her desire to be promoted and her love for money. She is not an Edel Raid Pledger, but she is well versed in martial arts and gunmanship.


Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Philip Pacaud (English), Showtaro Morikubo (drama CD)

A guardian of Arc Aile, and is occasionally tasked to assist with his senior in rank, Cisqua.

Kullweet "Kuea" Entavilia

Voiced by: Naoko Suzuki (Japanese), France Perras (English), Akemi Okamura (drama CD)

A first class Edel Raid from Arc Aile and Rowen's partner. Her garnet red elemental gelade are on the back of both her hands which she covers with arm length gloves. When Kuea gets hungry - which seems to be often - she can't react, so she eats enormous amounts of food at a time. She takes the weapon form of double blades that Rowen wields on each hand and six chained sickles on his back which can detach and attack opponents from a distance. Her attacks are designed for piercing over slicing.

    Supporting Characters 

Rasati Tigres

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Rebecca Shoichet (English), Romi Park (Drama CD)

The undefeated champion of the bishop class in the illegal fighting arena Milliard Trey in Razfe Ankul. She's the Pledger of her adopted sister Rilia.

Rilia Tigres

Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese), Justine Wong (English), Kumi Sakuma (Drama CD)

An Edel Raid abandoned and found by Rasati. She then became her adopted sister. Her Elemental Gelade is on her right arm, just above her elbow. Her weapon form is a boot that Rasati wears on her right foot.

Virzoeve "Viro" Eclairouer

Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (Japanese), Chiara Zanni (English), Yukari Tamura (Drama CD)

A young girl who helps Cou and quickly becomes acquainted with the other members of the group. Viro is later revealed to be a spy for the opposing group who has their eyes on Ren, but she's able to travel with the party with little suspicion because of her clumsy and air-headed qualities.