Characters: Kagerou Project
A list of the characters from the Kagerou Project
. This includes the novel and manga adaptation
, as well. Translations of the character profiles from the Children Record booklet can be found here
. Special commentary on the characters by Jin can also be found here
Names are listed in first name-last name basis.There are unmarked spoilers ahead! If you're only following the manga or anime, it's suggested that you avoid this page at all costs.Please avoid listing tropes based on theories.
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The Mekakushi Dan / Blindfold Gang
The Entire Team
Applicable for most if not all of the members. Some are also applicable to those outside the club.
- Back from the Dead: Requirement for the eye ability.
- Be Careful What You Wish For / Blessed with Suck: All of their eye abilities are related to a desire they held in their hearts before death. This decides which snake possesses them; whichever one is best suited to their wish is the one carried out of the Daze inside them.
- Break the Cutie: The only one who hasn't somewhat recovered from it is Kano
- Color-Coded Characters: Virtually everyone in the cast, dan member or not, is associated with a color.
- Red - Shintaro, Ayano, Ayaka, and Azami
- Pink - Marry and Hiyori
- Orange - Momo
- Chartreuse - Konoha
- Green - Seto
- Light Blue - Hibiya
- Dark Blue - Ene
- Violet- Kido
- Black/Gray - Kano and Route XX Shintaro
- Brownish Orange - Kenjirou
- Lavender - Shion
- Turquoise - Tsukihiko
- Cursed with Awesome: The various powers they have isolates them from the rest of humanity, whether they want it to or not.
- Dysfunction Junction: Everyone has a lot of problems.
- Friendless Background: Seto was bullied and his first and only friend was a dog who later died in an accident. Kano distanced himself from other people to avoid getting his abusive mom into trouble. Kido constantly felt out of place due to being a bastard child, and the only dear person she really had was her older sister. For the first 130 years of her life the only people Mary had ever met were her parents. Haruka wasn't able to play with other children since he was constantly hospitalized. Most people either teased Takane for her sleep disorder or shied away from her because of her mood. People would ignore Momo in favor of putting attention on her brother Shintaro for his abilities, but Shintaro himself never made an effort to become friends with anyone due to his apathy towards life. Because of the in-school rivalry between boys regarding Hiyori, and his conservative (+ extremely over protective) parents Hibiya was socially inept, never able to connect to others.
- Dark and Troubled Past: All of them have one.
- Image Song: Very prominent, as there is one for almost each of the main characters depicted.
- Last Name Basis: The Orphan Trio (Kido, Kano, and Seto) are almost exclusively called by their last names, whereas everyone else is generally called by their given names. Though they did use to call each other by their first names in the past. They switched to last names to sound cooler for their "organization"
- In the novel and manga the trio has have always called each other by their last names, as they had gotten so used to doing so they just began to see each other's last names as their only names.
- Magical Eye: Each have an eye ability that represents one of Azami's snakes.
- Power Incontinence: Every single one of them has trouble using their ability at first, either because they cannot turn it off (as with Kido, Seto, Kano and Momo), or because they don't know they have it yet and use it subconsciously, like Shintaro.
- Psychic Powers: Their powers are (for the most part) to do with manipulating the minds of others (Kido's "Conceal", Seto's "Stealing", Kano's "Deceive", Momo's "Attention-Drawing"), or extending the reach of their own consciousness (Ene's "Immortality", Hibiya's "Sight", Shintaro's "Retaining" and Ayano's "Favouring").
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their eyes turn red when using their abilities. This caused particular problems for Kido, Seto and Kano, who have been shunned and called "monsters" because their eyes were always red as children.
- True Companions: Kido, Kano, and Seto- though the entire dan counts to a degree.
Ayano Tateyama Mekakushi Dan Group Member No. 0 and the original leader. For more information, see the Others folder.
Not what I hate, but what I like …? Eh … hi— …
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.1, she's the leader and tends of have difficulty keeping the rest of the members in line. She's an orphan, and grew up with Seto and Kano in an orphanage.
She always listens to music through her earphones.
Her ability is "eye concealing", and it allows her to change a person's perception so as to make it seem like an object isn't there. This ability works only within a certain distance of herself.Appears in: Mekakushi Code, Children Record, & dazeCameos in: Souzou/Kuusou Forest, Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Kisaragi Attention, Yobanashi Deceive, Lost Time Memory, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Otsukimi Recital, Outer Science, Summertime Record & Shounen Brave
- Abusive Parents: Verbally and emotionally rather than physically like Kano's mom.
- Bifauxnen: Both Takane and Momo note that she has a pretty face when they meet her, and her long hair and flat chest make her look much like a Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards the other members of the Mekakushi Dan, especially Marry and Momo.
- Hell, in the anime, when Kuroha shows up, the first thing Kido does is charge him and yell at the others to run.
- Big Sister Worship: Towards her real older sister.
- Bokukko: Refers to herself with the masculine pronoun ore, and to others with (the rather impolite) omae.
- Childhood Friends: With Kano and Seto.
- Cool Big Sis: A mix of this, The Leader, and Team Mom. Emphasis on cool given that she's a Kuudere.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In Outer Science, Kuroha punches her through the stomach while in the manga he shoots her at least six times after he kills Kano and Seto.
- Cry Cute: Unfortunately, the few scenes in which she genuinely cries it's pretty hard to appreciate how cute she looks while doing so.
- Cuteness Proximity: Loves cute things, particularly cats.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: One side of her pants is slightly rolled up. It signifies that she's a gang member.
- Flanderization: Unlike the manga and definitely the anime, she has very few instances where she acts tsuundere and violent in both the P Vs and novels (in fact, this personality better reflects when she was a child back at the orphanage as Kano notes). Compared to the anime where her tsuundere and violent tendencies are Up to Eleven.
- This could be due to the fact that each media covers a different route. It's not too far fetched to believe that she may react slightly different in different routes.
- Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive
- Headphones Equal Isolation: A major theme with her image song, the lyrics even stating to help block her from out the outside world. This might have to do with her wish, which was to draw away attention (even though that is a visual component). Her hoodie is even styled as an iPod with a headphone design on her hood.
- Heroic Bastard: She is the illegitimate child of a rich family, which caused her to feel very out of place while growing up. Nonetheless she's the leader of our heroes.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Kuroha punches her through the stomach in Route XX.
- Japanese Pronouns: Notably, Kido refers to herself with "ore", which is a very masculine and somewhat arrogant way to refer to oneself. She outright admits she only took to using ore after Ayano's death to try to appear stronger. Before said incident, she used "watashi" which is typical for girls to use.
- During a sequence in the last episode, Kido briefly switched back to using "watashi" when she expresses her aggravation about Kano not telling her the real story of what was happening. Momo catches on, but Kido is quick to dismiss it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: More so in the earlier novels and as a child.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Momo initially mistakes her for a boy.
- The Leader: Of the Mekakushi-dan. She may not be the most informed of the cast but she does a valiant effort at staying on task and recruiting members, informing them what she knows, and making them feel welcome.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She and Seto were not informed of Ayano and Kano's investigation of Kenjirou or how he blackmailed Kano into doing his bidding. Seto finds out later on, leaving Kido the only one among the orphan trio left out of the loop. She eventually finds out in the final episode of the anime, and scolds Kano for attempting to bear the burden on his own, promising to put him on bathroom cleaning duty for the rest of the month as punishment.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Was often shunned in her household due to being a bastard child, which made her desire to disappear.
- Not Blood Siblings: With Seto, Kano, and Ayano. She still considers them to be her family, and her Character Development between her childhood and teenagerhood really hinges on that.
- Pater Familicide: When his company went bankrupt, Kido's father went mad and set fire to their house in despair, killing the whole family.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Depending on the shot, her right eye may or may not be covered by her bangs.
- Perception Filter: Her eye ability masks her presence and anyone 2 meters of her. It loses its effect when someone touches her.
- Progressively Prettier: Combined with Art Evolution, just compare how Kido looks in Blindfold Code◊ to how she looks in Summertime Record◊.
- Shrinking Violet: She was still pretty shy up to the time when she challenged Takane in the Headphone Actor game, implying that she used to be one until Ayano died. According to Kano in the anime, she tried to change her personality to one more befitting of a leader after inheriting the title from Ayano.
- The Stoic: Or she tries to be .
- Sugar and Ice Personality / Kuudere: Shintaro notes in the novels that Kido seems to have a "coolness" persona that tends to slip off when she's scared. Momo also notes that despite this persona, she does have a nice "dere".
- Supreme Chef: According to Jin, she's a very good cook.
- Team Mom: Contrary to her appearance, she's quite nurturing and acts as this to all the Mekakushi-dan.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Marry and Momo's Girly Girl
- Tomboyish Ponytail: In the anime. Subverted in the novels in that she is first seen in a ponytail while cooking.
- Undying Loyalty: Has shades of this, particularly when it comes to Kano and Seto. When Shintarou comes to her asking if Kano hates him, she doesn't miss a beat defending Kano, even under the shady circumstances.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Its such nice weather~ But I wonder where this is. There’s a deer I’ve never seen before.
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.2, he was raised in the same orphanage as Kido and Kano. He works various part-time jobs, and has the habit of wandering around.
He was the one who invited Marry to the Mekakushi Dan.
His ability is “eye-stealing”, and with it he can take information from any given target just by looking at them. He doesn't really like it though, seeing as it's an ability which makes it so that he doesn't have to communicate with others, as such he rarely uses it.Appears in: Children Record, Shounen Brave & dazeCameos in: Souzou/Kuuzou Forest, Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Kisaragi Attention, Yobanashi Deceive, Lost Time Memory, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Outer Science & Summertime Record
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His undershirt is black rather than white in the anime.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied as a child.
- Berserk Button: In the manga after witnessing Kuroha murder Kano, Seto doesn't stop to hold his friend as Kido did but rushes straight towards the murderer with fists raised, even though said person carries a gun. He doesn't even stop when he's shot in the abdomen. Kuroha has to blow his head off to put an end to it.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Marry and Hibiya (although his relationship with Marry may be something else...)
- Childhood Friends: With Kano and Kido.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: His main reason for helping save Mary from her isolation.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In Outer Science, Kuroha strangles him to death and then rips his head off, while in the manga he first shoots him through the stomach and then through the mouth.
- Demoted to Extra: For some reason, Jin keeps shafting Seto aside despite being a member of the original Mekakushi Trio and his importance to Marry. So far, he has only had minimal roles in the novels, and anime and his PV was heavily delayed, cancelled, then placed on album exclusive Mekakucity V's (whereas the entire Dan has their PV viewable for free along with their respective fan derivatives). He did finally get some chapters of the manga dedicated to him, though.
- The Empath: He's very personable and easily relates to others, especially if combined with his powers (though that's a rare occurrance).
- Fragile Flower: As a child he cried at the drop of a hat if is feelings were hurt or if something scared him.
- Friend to All Living Things: He seems to give off this impression, and in the manga adaptation he even talks to animals!
- Gentle Giant: The second tallest of the cast, but also a textbook Nice Guy.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He has goggles glued onto the hood of his jumpsuit for no discernible reason.
- Hair Decorations: One of his most noticeable features is that he wears a yellow barrette.
- Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive.
- He Is All Grown Up: Looks noticeably older and taller after Imagination Forest.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kano.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge Guy to Marry's Tiny Girl.
- Locked Out of the Loop: He and Kido initially didn't know about Ayano and Kano's investigation of Kenjirou, although he does find out about it later in the 5th novel and also in the anime
- Keet: Particularly pertaining to the present. He's a very smiley, friendly guy who seems to have a lot of energy behind him.
- Mayfly-December Romance: With Marry.
- Nice Guy: Jin describes him as the type of person that can get along with anyone.
- Not Blood Siblings: With Kido, Kano, and Ayano. Doesn't stop him from being a Cool Big Bro though.
- Number Two: Is considered to be the co-leader of the Dan, shared with Kano.
- Parental Abandonment: Had lived in the orphanage since birth.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Precious Puppy: He had one as a kid since it was the only think that didn't mock him and loved him unconditionally. Sadly, he and the dog died together, and the puppy was Seto's sacrifice to escape the Haze.
- Telepathy: His eye power.
- Unhappy Medium: He hates using his powers, mainly because A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read, and it makes meeting new people quite boring. Some of the images in the Shounen Brave PV imply that the horrible things he heard others think about him while still new to his powers nearly drove him to self-harm.
- Verbal Tic: -su in the anime. Turns out the origin of said verbal tic was from Kido pressuring him to stop using overly formal and polite speech as children.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He is described as being very hard-working and holding down several part-time jobs. It might be in part because Marry barely makes any money with her work.
Uwaaa! Marry, those clothes are really cute! Since you look like a seal...
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.3, he's rather laid back and he tends to smile all the time. He likes to tease and can be a flirt, but when it counts he's very reliable.
His ability is to “deceive one’s eyes”. He can change people's perception of the things around them, making them see something different from what's actually there... though unlike Kido's ability which can affect other things within a certain distance from her, the effects of this ability are only limited to himself and those within immediate contact with him
.Appears in: Children Record, Yobanashi Deceive, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Kisaragi Attention, Lost Time Memory, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Outer Science, Summertime Record, & Shounen Brave
- Abusive Parents: Kano didn't even go to kindergarten because he was always with his physically abusive mother.
- Adorably Precocious Child: He took care of the housekeeping and shopping already at the age of six.
- Adorkable: When he's not using his powers, he tends to get easily embarrassed and is self conscious of his real smile and laughter.
- Boom, Headshot: How he was killed by Kuroha in Outer Science and in the manga.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted with Ayano. Tries to get back at Shintaro for the fate Ayano had.
- He took on the role of an elder brother for Kido and Seto while they were still at the orphanage, trying his best to protect them from harm. He was also very encouraging and supportive of Kido when she took on the role as leader in the anime.
- In the present, he also has shades of this towards the newest members of the Mekakushi Dan (mostly towards Marry, Hibiya, and Momo. Ene and Shintaro, not so much), in addition to Kido and Seto.
- Big Sister Worship: Implied to have this towards Ayano.
- Break the Cutie: Kano has, for lack of a better phrase, gone through a lot of shit from the beginning of his life up to this point, none of which he's been able to fully recover from.
- Butt Monkey: Of the physical variety, especially if Kido's around in the anime. Tends to cross over Dude, Not Funny! territory when you remember that his mother abused him when he was a kid.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: His default expression. Kano's always got this sneaky look that makes him seem really shady and like he's hiding some dirty secret. The latter is true.
- Childhood Friends: With Kido and Seto.
- Consummate Liar: His defining trait. He's been one for at least 10 years now, but Kano's penchant for deceiving began when he was very young.
- Cry Cute: When he finally hits his breaking point from all the secrets he's been shouldering for the past two years. Thankfully Seto is there to give him a shoulder to lean on.
- Dead Person Impersonation: His power can allow him to look like anyone, dead or alive. Such as when he turns into Ayano in the novels and Haruka in the anime to make Shintaro and Ene feel horrible. As a side note, the 5th novel also reveals that during the last few months of Ayano's life, Kano periodically would take her place while she went out investigating things, and was forced into pretending to be Ayano's corpse when her body couldn't be found.
- Forced Into Evil: Forced to work with the Wide-Eyes Snake or else the remaining family will be brutally murdered. Of course, some of his jerkass moments like mindscrewing with Shintaro in the novels (Ene in the anime) was done completely out of his accord.
- The Gadfly: He really likes to mess with people and getting a rise out of them.
- Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive. However, this is debatable. At the very least he did grow attached to his adopted family.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Seto.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Any time we get a serious look into his thoughts it's usually Kano calling himself a monster, or something similar. Both his image song, and the first chapter in the fifth novel show just how deep his self-hatred runs.
- The Hyena: Is able to laugh even in pretty bad situations.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a bit of an ass at times, but deep down he's got a kind heart and he cares deeply for his family and friends.
- Love Martyr: He was always abused by his mother, but he still blames himself for being the one angering her.
- He doesn't even mind when Kido hits him, and outright says he'd rather be covered in bruises than have her hate him or be unhappy. When she outright beats him up as children, he thanks her, asking her to beat him up again if it makes her not hate him.
- Master of Illusion: Kano's eye power. It's apparently negated upon him feeling pain.
- Mind Rape: Does this to Shintaro in the novel and Ene in the anime by turning into Ayano and Haruka respectively, accusing both Shintaro and Ene of trying to forget about the people they lost.
- Not Blood Siblings: With Kido, Seto, and Ayano. He still treasures them like family.
- Number Two: Is considered to be the co-leader of the Dan, shared with Seto.
- Chessmaster Sidekick: But he's actually the "mastermind" behind the gang, deciding where their hideout would be, the gang's name, and even being the one to appoint Kido as leader in the anime (in an attempt to cheer her up after Ayano's death.) After founding the gang, it's Kano who first notices that Momo is an ability user, and it's under his orders that Kido goes to recruit her as well. However, this is also debatable because he was working under Kuroha.
- OOC Is Serious Business: He breaks down at the end of the fifth novel after almost releasing hell on Seto
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Though he tends to act like the story's Comic relief character, he is a lot more capable than one might think and, as quoted by Jin, "Help moving the story forward".
- Perpetual Smiler
- The Resenter: Shown to resent Shintaro for treating Ayano so coldly when she was still alive. He lashes out at Shintaro in the fourth novel, however, in the fifth novel, he seems to be warming up to him, stating that he thinks of the other as 'An idiot, but also a good person.'
- Sad Clown
- Stepford Smiler: Type-A, BIG. TIME. He's been locking his feelings behind smiles since he was at least five. He gives the impression that he's alright and that nothing bothers him so well that unfortunately, people almost never notice when he really needs support the most.
- The Tease: Has a habit of flirting with Momo and Mary as noted in the Children Record's booklet.
- The Trickster: Even better when you have that kind of ability.
- Trauma Conga Line: Result G. Where to start?
- Undying Loyalty: Kano is this way to all of his family members, adopted or otherwise, for better or worse. This includes Ayano who despite her good intentions wound up putting Kano in a horrible position, his abusive biological mother, and even Kenjirou who Kano still considers his dad even though Kenjirou's been the face of the mastermind causing all of Kano's misery, because he's capable of separating in his mind the real Kenjirou from the snake possessing his body.
Eek.. I’m sorry, I’m sorry...
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.4, she is very reclusive and has a hard time communicating with people she isn't familiar with. She's 1/4 Medusa, 3/4 human girl, and was raised in the forest isolated from society. When her parents died she had been living alone until Seto found her.
Her ability is to “make eye contact”, which allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze. She also holds the ability of Combining Eyes, which appears to be central to all the other eye powers and the Kagerou Daze.Appears in: Souzou/Kuusou Forest, Children Record, Gunjou Rain, Outer Science, Marry no Kakuu Sekai, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Kisaragi Attention, Lost Time Memory, Summertime Record, & Shounen Brave
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied when she was younger.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Freezes Kano in the manga when he ticks her off and gets noticeably upset when the Kisaragi siblings get Seto's name wrong.
- Break the Cutie: In Outer Science. thanks to Kuroha killing everyone.
- Cute Bookworm
- Cry Cute
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She trips and spills her pitcher of tea onto Momo in episode 2 of the anime. She also spins around clumsily and loses a phone receiver, nearly hitting the terrorist leader in the head and blowing their cover.
- Cute Monster Girl
- Despair Event Horizon: Driving her past this is the key to the time-loop. Generally Kuroha accomplishes this by killing people left-and-right.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She tends to walks around barefoot in "Imagination Forest".
- Expressive Hair: Her hair tends to start moving and waving around much like snakes whenever she feels growing excitement or happiness.
- Flower On Her Hood: Has sewn a fake rose onto the left side of her hood, as a tribute to her mother, Shion.
- Generation Xerox: Looks exactly like a younger version of her mother.
- On a more serious note, her role in the story perfectly mirror's Azami's; monster is shunned by humans, but one day meets one/multiple human(s) who are indiscriminate. Something goes wrong, and Wide-Eyes uses the wish born of her despair to perpetuate its own existance (by creating the Daze/setting off a time-loop). It is showing the 'monster' to not fear or hate the world that proves to be the key to saving everyone.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a ribbon after the events of "Imagination Forest".
- Heroic Albino: Mary is a quarter-Medusa whose Image Song is about her beginnings as a Hikikomori living alone in a forest (referenced below in Music), and how she came to believe she was an Evil Albino, but was proven wrong by Seto. Throughout the rest of the story she is a quiet member of the Mekakushi-Dan, but ends up saving everyone using her Medusa powers when Shintaro and Ayano give her back all of the memories of previous time-loops.
- Hikikomori: She was raised as one.
- Hive Queen: The anime reveals that the snakes are trying to reach a their 'Queen', which entered the world a long time ago inside Marry. The reason why the snakes possess humans who leave the Daze is because they need human vessels to enter our world.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Seto's Huge Guy.
- Mayfly-December Romance: With Seto.
- Nice Girl
- Painful Transformation: Of the psychological variety, courtesy of Kuroha slaughtering her friends in front of her during Outer Science. Her hair appears to break off, become black, form into snakes and scales grow all over her skin. Her expression as it happens is... unsettling.
- The Paralyzer: Her Eye Power, which renders subjects frozen in time for a temporary period. It is used in conjunction with Momo's power to stop the terrorists at the mall.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her hair ribbon. Additionally, the color associated with her is pink.
- Rapunzel Hair: Seems to run in the family.
- Really 700 Years Old: She is actually 140 years old, but physically resembles a 14-year-old.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A minor one with Momo as they're frequently holding hands and are friends.
- Shrinking Violet: Very much due to her hikikomori status.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Implied to have feelings for Seto.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kido's Tomboy.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Through Word of God.
Um... add vanilla beans as a topping for this special katsukare (curry with pork cutlet)... Ah, shirotama anmitsu (dessert with sticky rice cake)! Please add this too!
Voiced by: Nanami Kashiyama
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.5, she is a very popular idol! She also has very unusual tastes...
Her ability is "eye-captivating", a power which draws people's attention to her. She had developed this ability when she was at the beach with her father where she nearly drowned. Because of this ability she had been alienated from people and had no friends, but once she had joined the Mekakushi Dan she became more bright and cheerful.Appears in: Kisaragi Attention, Children Record, Otsukimi Recital, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Lost Time Memory, Outer Science, Summertime Record, Shounen Brave & days
- Always Someone Better: Used to feel inferior to her genius older brother.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Can resort to being one towards Shintaro during some of their banter. Meanwhile, she has one of these in Hibiya.
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards Hibiya and Marry.
- Big Eater: Just look at the plate she orders in Otsukimi Recital.
- Book Dumb: The fact that she got a 2 on her biology exam despite having taken supplementary lessons for it two weeks in advance should clue us in that she's quite different from her brother.
- Butt Monkey: A lot of bad stuff happens to her in the chapters that focus on her, from her weird sleep talking to being compared to a cow. And that's not getting into what all of her Cute Clumsy Girl antics lead to in Kisaragi Attention and Otsukimi Recital (she runs into a pole and trips on stage during her first concert, to name a few).
- Chainedby Fashion: Her idol outfit, and in the PV for Daze.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts a bit like one towards Hibiya and Hiyori, hanging out with them and treating them like younger siblings.
- Crash-Into Hello: How she meets Hibiya in the anime.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She makes various slip-ups in Kisaragi Attention; like accidentally stepping on a cat's tail, breaking the tree branch she's sitting on, smacking her face on a pole, throwing her used soda can away only for it to bounce right back and hit her on the face, and slipping and falling from the wall she's sitting on.
- This continues on in Otsukimi Recital where she falls during her performance in from her heels, accidentally steps on a cat's tail again, and falls down again from the wall but dragging Hibiya this time.
- Detached Sleeves: Her idol outfit.
- Disappeared Dad: He died to save Momo from drowning when they went to the beach together.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: In her idol outfit, her skirt and her legs (one of them is a stocking while the other is socks).
- Fragile Flower: As a child. According to Shintaro, she used to cry a lot when they were younger.
- Gamer Chick: In the manga, Shintaro mentions that she's fond of Let's Play videos.
- Genki Girl: She isn't an idol for nothing.
- Idol Singer: Though she really only became one because of her ability. She chose to take the talent scout's offer only to help with her family's financial problems.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: What caused her to join the Mekakushi Dan. She doesn't like that her powers cause some others to hate her as a result due to all the attention lavished on her when she uses it. Plus she inadvertently becomes the center of attention even when she tries to go outside incognito.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: As a result of her power, she doesn't feel she can get close to anyone, until she met Kido and the others.
- It's All My Fault: In the novels and anime, it's implied that she blames herself for her father's death.
- And in the manga, she blames herself for Hiyori's disappearance as she's the one who suggests to Hibiya to take Hiyori to the park.
- Hair Decorations: Momo tends to wear her short hair with a few ribbons.
- Heroic BSOD : The call with Hiyori ends with a terrified scream and then the line goes silent
- Last Name Basis: Shintaro and Mary are the only ones that address her by her first name.
- Little Sister Heroine: Subverted. She may be the protagonist's younger sister, but she thankfully does not possess any of the traits associated with this trope.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Acts like one to Hibiya in Otsukimi Recital.
- She's also one of these towards the Mekakushi Dan as a whole. Her rendition of Otsukimi Recital in the anime not only brings Hibiya out of his depression, but Kano as well. Seto even lampshades it by saying it's what makes her a good idol.
- Obasan: Nickname Hibiya gives her as seen in his quote below.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her pink hoodie.
- Plucky Girl
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A minor one with Marry. Even Ene sees it, wondering if they're the "rumored yuri" in the manga.
- Rousing Speech: Gives one to Hibiya in Otsukimi Recital.
- Shipper on Deck: For Hiyori/Hibiya, as revealed in chapter 19 of the manga.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Shintaro.
- Strange Girl: Her taste in food and strange fashion taste implies that she's this.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kido's Tomboy.
- Tsundere: A very light B example. She's just as nice as Seto and is modest to boot. Get on her bad side though, and you're in for some violence. Just ask Shintaro, Hibiya, or Kano.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hibiya. Though usually a very nice girl, Momo isn't hesitant to hit Hibiya during their little arguments. However, she's also very protective of him and consistently treats him like a second brother.
- Would Hurt a Child: Punches Hibiya in the gut for calling her "obasan".
- Zettai Ryouiki: On one leg in her idol clothes. Her school uniform is a Grade B in the anime while Grade C in the manga.
Let’s talk about not what you like, but what you hate!! Master!
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.6, a naive cyber girl living in Shintaro’s computer. She can easily invade anything that uses electricity so long as she has a "junction" (i.e. a usb cord) that she can "transfer" through. She enjoys doing what she can to make Shintaro's life a living hell.
She used to be human until she lost her body in an experiment, and now has the "opening eyes" ability; a power which allows her to be immortal. Episode 12 of the anime reveals that this also extends to her human body; she can jump between it and the cybernetic world, as long as there is something with a Wifi connection nearby.Appears in: Jinzou Enemy, Ene no Dennou Kikou, Children Record, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Headphone Actor, Lost Time Memory, Outer Science, & Summertime Record
- Becoming the Mask: Her cheery attitude was at first a mixture of her joy at having a body that didn't need sleep (compare her attitude as the narcoleptic Takane) and an attempt to cheer Shintaro up, but after acting that way for two years, she's grown into a more positive, energetic outlook - even when she goes back to her human body.
- Berserk Button: Do not ask her about her past. Shintaro learned it in the hard way.
- Subverted in the anime where she has no problem telling everyone in the Dan about it except Shintaro. However, talking about Haruka in a bad way does the charm.
- Expy: Of Hatsune Miku, since the franchise began as a series of songs made with Vocaloid. In the early days of the series before she got an official design, Ene was even more of a Miku expy in appearance than she ended up being, looking exactly like Miku save for her signature baggy jersey.
- Genki Girl: She tries to be this for Shintaro's sake, because Ayano told her once (when she was still Takane Enomoto) that he needed an energetic girl who could pull him along.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Forgotten First Meeting: She and Shintaro alredy met before, when she was Takane and he beat her in a videogame. While playing the game, she made a bet that if he beats her in the game, she will call him "Master" and become his servant. After she lost, he acts like the Jerkass he was at that time and told Takane to forget about it. Even if Shintaro doesn't remember Takane, Ene clearly remembers him and the bet is the reason why she calls him "Master".
- May also apply to Kido and Kano, who she met as Takane on the same day.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Of the "cute" variety. Also qualifies for the "sneaky" variety when her inner-Troll rears its head.
- Heroic BSOD: Upon learning about Haruka's death in the anime.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Towards Shintaro.
- Inside a Computer System
- Karma Houdini: In episode 5, she was the one who forced Shintaro to strip to his underwear and later acknowledges it. Despite this, Shintaro is the one who's treated as a pervert and gets beat up by his little sister.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Shintaro in Route XX when he got fed up of her.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Both a Reconstruction and Deconstruction. In the story proper she can dedicate herself to helping Shintaro both because she's a cyber girl without much else going on in her life and because it amuses her. In the alternate Route XX, Shintaro eventually gets fed up with her for this reason—he sees her as nothing more than a shallow program for talking to, without real feelings or concerns.
- Kano also turns this around on her in the anime, accusing her trying to make Shintaro forget about Ayano rather than truly helping him get past it, and doing so as a way of forgetting her own loss of Haruka, making her as dependent on Shintaro as he is to her.
- Meaningful Rename: Enomoto Takane
- Older Than They Look: She's 19, but actually looks relatively younger than Momo.
- That Girl Is Dead: She hates talking about her past as Takane. Even after getting her body back, she corrects Momo when she calls her "Takane", and insists on "Ene".
- The Not-Love Interest: She may be the series' heroine, but Shintaro's real Love Interest is Ayano. Likewise, Ene still retains her feelings for Haruka.
- Troll: Towards Shintaro.
- Tsundere: Type B.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Shintaro's Savvy Guy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade S!
I’m really sorry... Please forgive me... I didn’t know the download was illegal...
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No. 7, a hikikomori with an IQ of 168. He dropped out in his first year of high school because of Ayano committing suicide.
Since then, he didn't leave the house until two years later.
He's Momo's older brother.
The main protagonist. Lost Time Memory reveals that Ayano's death creates two Alternate Timelines for him; Route XX wherein he keeps basking in his past with Ayano and drives everyone away, and Route 1 (the in-show timeline) wherein he accepts Ayano's death and makes friends with the Mekakushi Dan. As of Mekakucity Actors episode 11, his ability turns out to be "Recording Eyes", giving him Photographic Memory and allowing him to remember everything he's ever experienced.Appears in: Toumei Answer, Children Record, Lost Time Memory, & dazeCameos in: Jinzou Enemy, Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Kisaragi Attention, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Otsukimi Recital, Yuukei Yesterday, Outer Science, Summertime Record & days
Aun Oba-san, is “吽 written because Oba-san looks like a cow? note
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.8, a boy that visits the city alongside Hiyori. He acts mature for his age, however he is very cheeky and tends to quarrel with Momo a lot.
He obtains the "eye focusing" ability after a certain incident with Hiyori in which he is the only one saved. This ability allows him to see faraway objects from a birds-eye view.Appears in: Kagerou Days, Children Record, Otsukimi Recital, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Lost Time Memory, Outer Science, Summertime Record & days
- Adorably Precocious Child
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Hiyori, but she likes Konoha.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: A surrogate example towards Momo.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Crash-Into Hello: How he meets Momo in the anime
- Cry Cute: At the end of in Otsukimi Recital.
- Dragged into Drag: Wore a maid outfit with Momo in Otsukimi Recital and looked rather adorable.
- Easy Amnesia: Forgets about the events in the Heat Haze once he regains consciousness in the Kisaragi household.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Gets jealous of Konoha for attracting Hiyori's attention.
- Groundhog Peggy Sue: Continuously enters a decade's worth of time loops in order to save Hiyori but ultimately fails.
- Heroic Sacrifice: On Hiyori's side of the time loop. However, Hibiya ultimately survives the time loop at the cost of Hiyori's life.
- Little Mister Snarker: Mostly towards Momo, it seems.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Hiyori's Pink Girl and later Momo.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Hiyori. So much that he has multiple Hiyori dolls that he sewed himself. One of them even has a recording of all of Hiyori's dialogue put into it.
- Survivor's Guilt: For not saving Hiyori in the time loop
- Supreme Chef: In the anime, it's revealed that he's actually a pretty good cook.
- Token Mini-Moe: Is the youngest member of the Mekakushi Dan.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Not only does Hiyori have a crush on someone else, but she dies, too.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Momo. He's constantly undermining her and snarking, but when it comes down to it, he clearly enjoys her company and friendship.
- What Does He See in Her?: The only reason why Hibiya seems to have a crush on Hiyori is because he thinks she's cute, often ignoring her less desirable traits.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: His official profile states that he's quite mature for his age.
ZZZ...! I’m awake. Yeah. Really
Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.9, a young man with rather... extreme amnesia. He lives at Hiyoris sister’s house as a foster child.
He's very spacey due to his lack of memories and knowledge of the normal world, but he has a very strong sense of curiosity. He possesses extraordinary stamina and strength. He has the ability of Awakening Eyes, an ability which lets him have the body which he thought was ideal. The consequence of this ability however was his memory loss.Appears in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Children Record, Outer Science, & dazeCameos in: Lost Time Memory, Yuukei Yesterday, & Summertime Record
- Ambiguously Human: He is Haruka in a new body based on his avatar in an online game.
- Amnesia Missed a Spot: In the anime, Konoha states that the one thing can remember from his past is that he wanted friends, and to have fun with them. This was one of the last things Haruka thought about before his memory was stripped from him.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Hibiya and Hiyori.
- Big Eater: In episode 4 of the anime, he eats ALL of the remaining food on the table, including what was left of a pot of rice and a pot of soup, while Hibiya and Hiyori were arguing.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: He usually seems slow and absent-minded, but when Shintaro helps him look for Hibiya and Hiyori in episode 5 of the anime, the former tells the latter that the two kids being forced into a van by a bunch of men isn't good. Konoha processes it as a bad thing, and immediately pulls a Big Damn Heroes for them, moving really fast, stopping the van from moving at all, and crushing open the back door with his bare hands to rescue them.
- Black and White Morality: As soon as he realises that someone/thing isn't good, he unleashes hell on it until it stops doing bad things.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He talks really slow and doesn't seem to know about basic things such as policemen.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Possibly metaphorical. In Outer Science he is seen being eaten from the inside out by his snakes.
- In the anime he is crushed between a van and a moving truck while trying to save Hiyori and Hibiya.
- Cry Cute: The normally near-expressionless Konoha starts crying when Momo takes Hibiya away from him and Kano after mistaking them for kidnappers in the manga.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Downplayed. While he seemingly becomes more stoic, he still shows great concern and worry for Hiyori and Hibiya in Konoha no Sekai Jijou
- Demonic Possession: Somewhere along the line, he inevitably is transformed into the sadistic and homicidal antagonist Kuroha when the Wide-Eyes snake leaves Kenjirou to take over his body. When exactly it happens differs depending on the timeline.
- Easy Amnesia: Hibiya had to re-introduce himself to Konoha four times in the anime. Konoha also has to think really hard to remember Hiyori's name despite the fact she's been staying in the same house as him.
- Evil Costume Switch: His hair, choker, boots and over-shirt turn black, his facial markings and eyes turn yellow and (in the anime only) his yellow-green trousers turn grey when the Wide-Eyes snake takes up the reins and turns him into Kuroha.
- Facial Markings: He's got two red circles connected by a line under the corner of his right eye. Which is where he had a mole when he was Haruka.
- Flash Step: Holy cow he's lightning fast. It's even portrayed with a flash of light trailing his movements when he goes full speed in the anime.
- Friend to All Children: He's shown to be very protective of and gentle with Hiyori and Hibiya, who are the youngest of the cast.
- Fragile Flower: To an extent. He's emotionally like a child and his feelings are easily hurt; he looks like a kicked puppy when young Hibiya continues to spurn him out of jealousy.
- He's also visibly on the verge of tears in the anime's 5th Episode when Shintaro scolds him for bothering strangers instead of asking the police for help in finding Hibiya and Hiyori.
- Gentle Giant: The tallest in the cast, but easily one of the kindest.
- Grand Theft Me: The transformation into Kuroha involves having his consciousness repressed to the point of destruction by the Wide-Eyes Snake, who then takes up the reins.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When Shintaro falls down a cliff in the Novel, Konoha saves his life by throwing himself after him and taking the blow of the fall. This results in his own death.
- Before the truck hits them all in the anime, he is seen embracing Hibiya and Hiyori in an attempt to protect them. It seems he took Shintaro's place in the daze too when the latter got involved.
- He ultimately sacrifices himself to bring Hiyori back to life.
- Hidden Badass: May seem unlikely taking his personality in accord, but in the manga he did bring down a whole group of armed terrorists without breaking a single sweat. Something that the Dan had needed 5 members to accomplish in the previous route. In the anime he also saves Hiyori and Hibiya from being kidnapped single handedly.
- Identity Amnesia
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His death in the novel. Luckily enough the snakes revive him.
- Killed Off for Real: Konoha functioned as an 'autopilot' for Haruka's body. So when Haruka comes back in the final episode of Mekakucity Actors...
- Literal-Minded: During the anime, when the group needed to reach a floor below but couldn't find a way, he made a way. Lampshaded by Ene afterwards when she scolds him for being so rash.
- Meaningful Rename: Kokonose Haruka.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Can carry Shintaro just fine without breaking a sweat.
- Nice Guy: Even though Shintaro and Kido sent him on pointless goose-chases to find Mary's mother diary (and not even calling him when they found it elsewhere), he felt relief rather than annoyance.
- Oblivious to Love: Seems completely unaware of Hiyori's rather obvious crush on him, as well as Hibiya's crush on Hiyori - hence why he's so dumbfounded by Hibiya's hatred towards him. His tendency to attract the attention of pigtailed-Tsunderes is surely a carry over from his previous self.
- Soulless Shell: In the anime at least, he is explicitly portrayed as an empty body whose soul, Haruka, was left behind in the heat haze. However, Haruka considers him his "other-self".
- He's been compared to being Haruka's "autopilot" which has been forced to keep the aircraft going after the pilot got off. Presumably this means that Konoha is Haruka's basal personality that out of necessity has had to redevelop on his own.
- The Wide-Eyed Snake implies that the driving force behind Konoha's personality is the result of the snake inside him attempting to carry out Haruka's final wish to spend time with friends.
- Sleepyhead: Slept for 14 hours in episode 4 of the anime.
- Taking the Bullet: During the anime's last episode, he takes a bullet meant for Ene. Unfortunately, the injury also opens him up for the Wide-Eyes snake to possess him...
- Trademark Favorite Food: Negima
- Tranquil Fury: Don't hurt his friends or do anything he perceives to be bad, he will pound you into the ground, all the while still maintaining his soft, air-headed voice. The effect is rather formidable.
- When He Smiles: Just watch Summertime Record, the video says it all.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A subversion; he may look and may have originally been made for the part, but he's probably the nicest and most innocent of the entire cast.
I kind of hate summer.
A girl that visits the city to take summer courses. During her stay, she lives at her big sister's house where she quickly fell in love with Konoha in the span of a single day.
She becomes involved in a certain incident with Hibiya.Appears in: Kagerou Days, Children Record, & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Otsukimi Recital, Outer Science & days
- Adorably Precocious Child: In one route, she tells off Momo's fans when they start taking pictures without Momo's permission and helps guard her throughout the chapter.
- Ayano I Am Your Aunt: She is Ayaka's younger sister (but since she ran away from home when she was young, she never found out about Hiyori's existence), thus making her Ayano's aunt.
- Back from the Dead: Blink and you'll miss it, but during the final scene of the anime, she's standing next to Hibiya, back from the Daze.
- Bratty Half-Pint: She is utterly ruthless to her fans.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Constantly hits Hibiya whenever he badmouths Momo in the manga.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite viewing Hibiya as only a "convenient classmate who listens to what she says", she sacrifices herself and possibly went through several loops herself in order to save Hibiya from death and break him out of the time-loop.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Fangirl: Makes a deal with Hibiya so that he can help her look for Momo and get her signature. Complete with Squee when she gets the chance to meet her.
- Ascended Fangirl: Gets to spend the whole day with Momo in chapter 19 of the manga.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Stayed in the Kagerou Daze, letting Hibiya leave.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Her favorite animals are cats, though she isn't quite kind herself.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Konoha
- Little Miss Snarker
- Oblivious to Love: Is unaware of Hibiya's crush on her. Or, at least, she pretends that she is.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Girl to Hibiya's Blue Boy.
- Pink Means Feminine
- Precocious Crush: On Konoha.
- Satellite Character: She only really appears in one episode in the anime, making her only purpose in the anime adaptation appear to be Hibiya's Love Interest.
- Out of Focus: As a result, anime-only fans know nothing about her background or the fact that she's actually Ayano's aunt.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Ayaka.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: She's a walking meme in her town ("Boys become men when they fall in love with Asahina!") and has a huge, rather stalkerish fanbase. She thinks all this is a major pain in the butt.
- Spoiled Brat: Her family is noted to be quite wealthy.
- Tsundere: Tsun tsun to Hibiya, dere dere to Konoha.
- Unwanted Harem: It is implied that her life in her home town is like this. She finds it very annoying.
- Verbal Tic: "Gross."
- Wham Line: At the end of the song Kagerou Days: I failed this time too...
Ehehe. I’m stupid, you know. So it can’t be helped.
A classmate of Shintaro from middle school, she's an ordinary girl who has difficulty in keeping her grades up. She approached Shintaro of her own volition, despite his tendency to keep his distance, and has been fairly close to him ever since. It is implied in Lost Time Memory that she may have had an eye ability.
She had committed suicide during her first year in high school for unknown reasons. This incident was what drove Shintaro to become a hikikomori. In Ayano no Koufuku Riron, it was revealed that Ayano's family initially took in the orphans Kido, Seto, and Kano. Ayano acted as a surrogate older sister for the three of them and even inspired them to create the Mekakushi Dan. She's the original leader of the Mekakushi Dan and is member no. 0. After committing suicide by jumping off the roof of the school, she obtained the ability of Favoring Eyes. It's power allows her to project her own emotions and thoughts to another person.Appears in: Toumei Answer, Children Record, Lost Time Memory, Ayano no Koufuku Riron & dazeCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Yuukei Yesterday & Outer Science
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In P Vs and official art usually her hair is shown to be black or very dark brown, but in the anime it's a much lighter brown, and also notably shorter.
- All-Loving Hero
- Back from the Dead: As of the anime's final episode.
- Big Good
- Big Sister Instinct: Had this big-time towards the orphan trio.
- Book Dumb: Appears to be this in Toumei Answer.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gentle Girl to Shintaro's Brooding Guy
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's first introduced as the reason why Shintaro became a Hiki NEET. Later on she is revealed to have created the Mekakushi Dan and also possesses an eye power, making her one of the most important characters in the series. Who knew?
- Cool Big Sis: To the orphan trio.
- Driven to Suicide
- Emotion Bomb: The Favouring Eyes allow her to project the memories and emotions in her heart onto someone else. When combined with Shintaro's ability to retain memories across the timelines...
- Fangirl: of Tokusatsu. In Ayano no Koufuku Riron, when telling Kido, Kano, and Seto that "red is the color of heroes", she shows them a Kamen Rider.
- For Want of a Nail: Jin has said that she is a girl who changed the direction of the whole storyline. This is later confirmed in Lost Time Memory where her death makes two alternate futures for Shintaro, and Ayano no Koufuku Riron where it was revealed that she was the founder of the Mekakushi Dan.
- It goes even further; her Favouring Eyes, along with Shintaro's Recording Eyes, are the key to achieving the happy ending of Summertime Record.
- Hair Decorations: Wears two red clips. It's revealed that she has inherited them from her mother.
- The Heart: To the point that her loss drove Shintaro into seclusion for two whole years. It arguably affected Kano just as much.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Ayano's power is to project the emotions of one person onto another. It is the key to prevent Marry resetting time, and reaching the happy ending of Summertime Record. It comes from a special snake that Azami created after experiencing love for Tsukihiko and Shion, and Ayano's caring has made a huge difference to many characters in the franchise.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Regarding Shintaro. Everyone else seems to think otherwise though.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Her suicide was actually an attempt to obtain and eye power and remain behind in the Daze, to prevent the Wide-Open Eyes Snake's plan succeeding...
- Senseless Sacrifice: ...But as it turns out, this very action is essential to its true plan of existing for eternity.
- Hidden Depths: Ayano is introduced as the reason Shintaro became reclusive. Ayano no Koufuku Riron expands on her role and reveals that while she had an influence on Shintaro's life, she was also a big-sister figure to Kido, Seto, and Kano when they were younger.
- Iconic Item: Her red scarf.
- Living Emotional Crutch: For Shintaro, so much so that when she died, he became a Hikikomori for two years (although Kano also contributed a great deal in his reclusion by putting the blame on him for her death).
- The Lost Lenore: To Shintaro (even more so to the Route XX Shintaro). To a slightly lesser extent, she's also this to the original three Mekakushi-Dan members who loved her like a sister, ESPECIALLY Kano who arguably was affected by her death as much as Shintaro.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Deconstructed. Though Shintaro valued her a great deal, he was too absorbed in his misery to help her with her problems or show his appreciation, and she considered herself too reserved and selfless to be the friend he really needed. Nonetheless he became extremely dependent on her companionship—and so spiraled even further into asocial depression when the issues going on in her life took her away from him.
- Martyr Without a Cause: It is implied that the Wide-Eyed Snake allowed her to discover his plan as he knew she would sacrifice herself before letting her friends and family die. Her suicide is key to his plan, as it necessitates resetting time - thereby insuring his continuing existence.
- Messianic Archetype: Her personality to start is based entirely around the concept of love and compassion, but throughout the series timeline, she manages to save three children from their suffering by showing them love, starts a group where people like them gather together, and dies for the sake of everyone she loves - but still watches over them from the other world with her ability. Then she comes back from the dead, faces off against a very literal serpent, and proves to be the key to saving everyone..
- Missing Mom: Her mom died in a landslide a few years before.
- Nice Girl
- Not Blood Siblings: With Kido, Seto, and Kano. She's eager to be the best big sister regardless.
- Oblivious to Love: Or so a younger Kano believes in the fifth novel since Ayano had grown up with so much tokusatsu as a child.
- Only Friend: To Shintaro, before committing suicide.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Plot-Triggering Death: According to Jin himself, she changed the direction of the whole storyline.
- Posthumous Character: Much of her character is revealed through backstory, as she commits suicide before the time of the main story.
- Red Is Heroic: Invoked; the reason why she's even wearing a red scarf in the first place is because during her childhood, she wanted to prove to her adoptive siblings Kido, Seto, and Kano that their having red eyes doesn't mean they're monsters and that, in her own words, "Red is the color of heroes", and thus she donned the scarf ever since then to set an example for them.
- Sailor Fuku: Almost always seen wearing her middle school uniform, even though she commited suicide in her first year of high school.
- Shipper on Deck: Encourages Takane to confess her feelings to Haruka.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth
- Trauma Conga Line: After her mother's death, her father goes into a deep depression, and she eventually finds out that her father has plans to experiment on and kill her friends Takane and Haruka. In an effort to prevent this from happening, she tries to gain an eye power by jumping off the school roof and entering the heat haze. Unfortunately, it turns out this is exactly what the Big Bad wanted and her father's plan still goes off without a hitch, her adoptive brother Kano is traumatized after seeing her jump off the roof, and her close friend Shintaro becomes a Hikikomori and in Route XX even kills himself.
... That’s no good. Was I asleep? No matter how much I sleep, the exhaustion doesn’t go away...
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara
Momo's homeroom teacher and Ayano's father. Even after losing his family, he continues to work hard at educating students.Has the ability of “wide-open eyes," which allows his snake to take over his body while he is asleep or unconscious
.Appears in: Dead and Seek, Children Record & dazeCameos in: Ayano no Koufuku Riron & Outer Science
- Absent-Minded Professor -> Stern Teacher: He was a lot more laid back when he had been Takane and Haruka's homeroom teacher. Towards Momo, not so much, possibly due to her idol status, but also possibly because of the amount of loss he's endured over the past few years.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the anime, his shirt changes from red to blue and his hair is slightly more messy
- His shirt is red in flashback scenes in the anime, though.
- Adult Child: In the past at least. He tended to come off more like one of Takane and Haruka's friends rather than their teacher, especially since more often than not it was Takane scolding him for doing irresponsible things.
- Almighty Janitor: He's good enough at programming to code a fully functional shooting game with decent graphics in under a week. Takane wonders why he's just a meager highschool homeroom teacher if he's got that kind of skill.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's rather... eccentric.
- Demonic Possession: Most of his actions after Ayaka's death up to this point in the story, have actually been his snake using his body.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His experimentation on Takane and Haruka, who were his only students.
- Good Parents: Said to be one before the death of his wife. Indeed, in the anime we get to see him playing wonderfully with his kids.
- Overprotective Dad: To Ayano. Despite teasing her about bringing a boyfriend to the culture festival, he seems rather dismayed when it seems like she might actually have one.
- Shipper on Deck: Or at least he seems to be under the assumption there's something going on between Haruka and Takane. When he finds them in a compromising situation he automatically assumes that they "couldn't wait any longer".
- Sleepyhead: Implied with his quote. Caused by his snake possessing his body while he's asleep.
- Together in Death: His ultimate fate in the anime, as he chooses to remain with Ayaka in the never-ending world.
- Tragic Keepsake: Wears Ayano's and formerly his wife's hair clips on his shirt.
- Trauma Conga Line: When you think about it, he lost his entire family in the span of about 4 years. First his wife Ayaka in a landslide, then his daughter Ayano to suicide, and then all of his adopted kids move out when Kano starts to fear for their safety because he knew the snake laying dormant in their father's body could very well end up killing them.
Ayano's your big sister, so get along with her, everyone!
Ayano's mother and Hiyori's big sister. She was interested in the Medusa legend and researched on it after college. She married Kenjirou, who was in her class, and gave birth to Ayano. She also took in the orphans Kido, Seto, and Kano because of their special nature. She worked with her husband to explain the kids' powers, but went missing after the two of them got in a landslide.Cameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Ayano no Koufuku Riron & Outer Science
I hope that today will be peaceful as well.
Marry's mother. Half human and half medusa, unlike her daughter she can turn people into stone.
She used her power to save Mary when people had come to attack them, however the toll on her body was rather heavy; causing her to die.Appears in: Gunjou Rain, & Children RecordCameos in: Souzou/Kuusou Forest, Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Shinigami Record, Outer Science, daze & days
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
A full medusa, her hair grows as snakes. Each of the snakes posses a special ability.
She's immortal, and because of that she thinks that humans are dull and worthless. She had fallen in love with a man, however, and was able to raise a family. Out of fear of losing the one she loved, she created a never-ending world.Appears in: Shinigami Record, Children Record & daysCameos in: Kagerou Days, Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Lost Time Memory, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Outer Science & daze
- Emotional Powers: Each of her snakes was born when she felt a particular emotion. For example, all of her offensively-powered snakes were born from the pain, confusion and anger she felt when the humans attacked her.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power/The Power of Love: A special snake, which allows the holder to project their memories and emotions onto others, was born when she experienced love for Tsukihiko and Shion. It is the key to the happy ending.
- Expressive Hair: Probably because they're snakes.
- Good All Along: Her earliest appearances in the franchise implied she would be an antagonistic figure. Her Image Song and later appearances reveal that while the whole August 15th mess is technically her fault, she only relinquished control of the Daze to revive Mary, the Daze itself was created as a way of living peacefully with her family forever, and she was duped into it in the first place by the Wide-Open Eyes Snake while she was deep in despair.
- Gorgeous Gorgon
- Interspecies Romance: With Tsukihiko.
- Mama Bear: She intended to stay in Kagerou Daze forever after the incident described below, but couldn't bear watching her daughter and granddaughter die, and ordered Kagerou Daze to open to let them in. She then offers her most compatible snake, Combining Eyes, to them in an effort to save their lives (Shion declines so that Mary can live the rest of her life) even though this means that she will no longer be able to control Kagerou Daze or the rest of her snakes...
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: ...but this resulted in her being unable to stop Kagerou Daze from absorbing everyone who died on August 15 ever since then, and the deluge of confused humans wound up carrying off her other snakes one by one, including the most troublesome Wide-Open Eyes one. Whoops.
- Mayfly-December Romance: With Tsukihiko
- Missing Mom: After humans attacked her family believing that she had kidnapped Tsukihiko, she decided that it would be safest for him and Shion if she disappeared, and she retreats into Kagerou Daze and doesn't come out.
- Oblivious to Love: It takes her a few years to realize that Tsukihiko's been crushing on her.
- Older Than They Look: Would you believe that she's supposed to be Marry's GRANDMA?
- Rapunzel Hair: Though they are also snakes.
- The Napoleon: Arguably. She's proven to be pretty short-tempered and is quite fearsome with her medusa powers. She's also very short, standing permanently at a height of 4'7".
- Tsundere: towards Tsukihiko
- Stern Chase -> Walking the Earth: Starts out being chased by humans for being a "monster". Eventually develops her powers better to defend herself but she continues to wander the around for answers.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Her central motivation after meeting Tsukihiko and starting a family, when she realises that they are both aging, but she is not. Her despair leaves her open to the temptation of the Wide-Eyed Snake.
Azami's husband. An albino man, he was called a monster because of his pale skin, and thus found sympathy with Azami. They had Shion and lived happily until humans attacked their home, causing Azami to leave him and enter the Kagerou Daze.Cameos in: Shinigami Record, Outer Science & days
It’s surprisingly not boring.
A girl with an illness which causes her to lose consciousness at random times (narcolepsy), she has an affinity for video games.
She shares a homeroom class with Haruka and their homeroom teacher is Kenjirou. They work on a video game called "Headphone Actor" for the school festival, and when the world was about to end she was the only one running against the crowd of people.Appears in: Headphone Actor, Children Record & Yuukei YesterdayCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Outer Science, Summertime Record & daze
- Always Second Best: Loses to only Shintaro in the Headphone Actor shooting game. Much like how she placed second in a national tournament. To be fair, it's implied that Shintaro was also the first place player in that tournament.
- Break the Haughty: Haruka's final hospitalization scene where Takane feels extreme guilt for acting selfishly in hopes he would pay attention to her. She's left wondering if his current state could've possibly been avoided had she bothered to check on him immediately when he didn't respond to her, instead of letting herself wallow in self pity thinking he was ignoring her.
- Brooding Girl Gentle Boy: Brooding Girl to Haruka's Gentle Boy.
- The Caretaker: To a certain extent, Takane is an unofficial one for Haruka. She helps keep him in line when his spaciness causes him to behave outside of social norms, and she also fusses over his health. Which makes it all the more heartbreaking when the one time she ignores him, he suffers his worst attack.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Digital Avatar: Takane was famous over the net as the gamer who went by 'lightningdancer-Ene'. However, her avatar design was notably different than the 'Ene' she became.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Her last words before turning into Ene were "Haruka... I love you."
- Embarrassing Nickname: She doesn't seem to mind when she's playing, but in real life, she finds her username 'lightningdancer-Ene' to be horribly embarrassing because she thinks it's really pretentious.
- Expressive Hair: Her pigtails tend to fly up when she's shocked or angry (or both), or when Haruka does anything inappropriate by accident or unexpected.
- Forgotten First Meeting: With Shintaro, see Ene above.
- Gamer Chick
- Genre Savvy: When forcing Haruka to re-dress after she found him half-naked in their classroom, she notes how the situation is "like something from a shoujo manga, and will probably be misunderstood". That's exactly what happens when their teacher walks in the room.
- Girlish Pigtails: Despite her decidedly ungirlish personality.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She readily snaps a people when she's feeling irritated, and she's VERY easily irritated.
- Iconic Item: Her headphones. She's not the only character with headphones but she's distinctly associated with them far more than any of the others.
- Ill Girl: Her illness was enough reason for her to be admitted in a special section of the school where students who need special care are put into classes with a small number of students.
- Little Miss Badass: Needless to say, she doesn't look someone who managed to place 2nd in a shooting game tournament. She throws her first opponent during the school festival COMPLETELY off guard.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine girl to Haruka's feminine boy.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: A minor and subverted case of this. She desperately tries to hide her famous gaming reputation because she's terrified that Haruka will have a negative opinion of her if he discovers her hobby is playing a violent zombie shooter game. However, this turns out to all be in her head since Haruka proves to be very impressed by her abilities when they come to light, and later, even asks her to teach him how to play the game.
- Not So Different: To Shintaro. When she lists his negative traits (egotistical, secretive, ill-tempered, and never focused on anything) she realizes that they're exactly the same.
- Parental Abandonment: She lives with her grandmother. Her parents are almost always overseas due to their jobs.
- Rapunzel Hair: When she gets her body back after two years. Not in the anime though, where her body's hair length has somehow stayed the same.
- Savvy Girl Energetic Guy: Savvy Girl to Haruka's Energetic Guy.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Haruka.
- Skirt over Slacks
- Sleepy Head: In addition to the fact she can fall asleep without warning due to her narcolepsy, she's often tired and cranky and sleeps long hours if she's allowed. Takane has expressed disdain for her sleepiness.
- Tomboy: She's got a rough personality, wears pants under her school uniform, and she's an expert at shooting games. She admits that she doesn't 'get' feminine hobbies.
- Tsundere: Takane is textbook Type-A Tsundere. The song Yuukei Yesterday is about her aggressively denying, and then later begrudgingly accepting, that she has a crush on Haruka.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Shintaro
Eh? H~m, okay.... But um..... Huh? My shirt isnt here.... Shirt~....
A boy with a very weak body. Takane's classmate in homeroom and Shintaro's best friend
. He's a very cheerful guy, but he seems really slow at times and tends to act at his own pace.
He's very good at drawing, and as such designs the characters and draws all to backgrounds for the video game his class works on for the school festival. He is periodically sent to the hospital due to his condition.Appears in: Children Record, Yuukei Yesterday & Summertime RecordCameos in: Konoha no Sekai Jijou, Ayano no Koufuku Riron, Outer Science & daze
- And I Must Scream: Ends up tied to a hospital bed in an isolated space of the daze with a multitude of IV Bag lines piercing him. He is then forcefully made to watch as the Clearing Eyes snake uses his body to kill his friends over and over again
- Beauty Mark: Under the corner of his right eye.
- Big Eater: He buys several bagfuls of festival food during the cultural festival and eats it all by himself.
- Break the Cutie: The "Konoha no Sekai Jijou" chapter of the novel reveals that it wasn't Konoha but Haruka that witnessed Hiyori's Ground Hog Day Loop. When it is finally time for him to leave, the only thing left of the once cheerful boy is a self-loathing wreck. In the anime, his refusal to become Konoha
- Brooding Girl Gentle Boy: Gentle Boy to Takane's Brooding Girl.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Among other things, he saw absolutely no problems with walking around in his underwear at school after his clothes got soaked from him falling into a fountain.
- Despair Event Horizon: Realizing in his final moments that no matter what he does, even if he gets his wish granted, he can never be normal.
- Given the choice of either forgetting or being forgotten by his friends does not help either. Poor Haruka was too late with an answer and didn't even get to say goodbye.
- Digital Avatar: He creates Konoha as his gaming avatar and internet username.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's got dark hair, and an ultra-pale complexion that serves as a reminder that he's unwell. Although, his sunny disposition tends to betray how serious his illness is.
- Genius Ditz: He's really air-headed, but it's pointed out he's good at academics, and is shown to help both Takane and Ayano with their schoolwork.
- Iconic Item: His sketchbook.
- I Didn't Tell You Because You'd Be Unhappy: Haruka didn't object when Mr. Tateyama and Takane made the initial decision not to participate in the Cultural Festival even though it was something he really wanted to do, because he figured that his body's limitations might be a burden, and he didn't want to trouble Takane with something she wasn't interested in. When she learns this, Takane chides him for not speaking up.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: A much more true-to-life example. While he clearly enjoys life in all the ways that he can, he resents that his frail body prevents him from doing as many things as other kids. Unfortunately for Haruka, he ends up forcefully given the supernaturally strong body of his game avatar and then has his memories wiped, when what he desperately wanted was to be strong as himself.
- Ill Boy: The reason why he's in the "special needs" class along with Takane. He ends up missing quite a bit of school because of his poor health.
- Innocent Fanservice Boy: Doesn't seem to understand why Takane is so flustered when he strips in front of her.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Takane describes his demeanor as being somewhat 'like a girl', which isn't helped by the fact he's got a unisex name. He's also (understandably) unathletic, and he's very even-tempered.
- Keet: A bit more subdued and easy-going than the typical example, but he's very cheery and enthusiastic nonetheless.
- Last Words: In the novel, his last thoughts before being thrown into the daze are "If I could have one last wish granted, it would be to tell the girl who would always hit me for being so naive..."
- Living Emotional Crutch: For Shintaro
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine boy to Takane's masculine girl.
- Master of the Mixed Message: Because he's naturally so straightforward and sincere, even when he compliments her or does nice things for her, Takane finds it difficult to tell if there are any deeper feelings attached. There are.
- Nice Guy
- Oblivious to Love: Seems to be unaware of Takane's rather obvious crush on him.
- Savvy Girl Energetic Guy: Energetic Guy to Takane's Savvy Girl.
- Soap Opera Disease: His illness is never referred by anything other than vague terms. That being said, there are a few hints that it's some sort of heart condition.
- Stepford Smiler: He's a mild case of Type-A. Most of his cheerfulness is genuine, but he tends to shove any insecurities he has about his health problems under a rug.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: He becomes Konoha.
Wide-Open Eyes Snake
"Aah, such unsightly lives!"
The snake possessing Kenjirou (and later, Konoha)
, making a first appearance in the fifth novel. It exists solely to grant wishes; when active, the snake manifests as a split personality for its host while they are asleep or unconscious. And it will use every method in its disposal to grant that said wish... It can take as much time as it needs, since granting a wish will end its existence.Appears in: Dead and Seek, Outer ScienceCameos in: Lost Time Memory, Children Record & daze
- All of the Other Reindeer: Azami is implied to treat him like this, as she considers him a "trouble maker".
- And I Must Scream: His ultimate fate in the anime, implicitly. He begs for a wish to continue existing, and he gets one. Konoha's final wish - to save Hiyori - allows him to continue existing. As a non-sentient surrogate life-force for Hiyori.
- Ax-Crazy: In Kuroha form. When in that particular state, one of the first things he does is straight-up murder everyone in the area- namely, the Dan.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Succeeds in killing all of Marry's friends and Kenjiro in Outer Science.
- Batman Gambit: His attempted shot at Ene in the anime's last episode could be taken as this; he knew Konoha would protect her (if anything because he's done it before), and that in doing so would leave himself open to possession.
- Big Bad
- Break Them by Talking: Delivers on of these speeches to Kano after Ayano's suicide.
- Cessation of Existence: What the snake faces once the snake grants the asker's wish. He wants to avoid this as much as possible, so he forces Mary's hand to reset time, with the goal of living forever.
- The Chessmaster: Has used Kenjirou's influence to obtain several contacts within the police, healthcare and other organizations. Hence why no one questions Haruka and Takane's disappearance, nor helps the Dan in the bad end.
- Dark Is Evil: In comparison to Konoha, who has white hair and wears a white shirt, Kuroha has black hair and wears a black shirt.
- Demonic Possession: On Kenjirou, and later, Konoha.
- Evil Gloating: His song, Outer Science is basically three and a half minutes of him lording his successful murder spree of Marry's friends over her.
- Evil Is Hammy: For all the time he had in the anime in Konoha's body, the snake certainly made up for it by milking his lines with every ounce he had.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is noticeably deeper than Konoha, post possession.
- Fan Nickname: Kuroha for when he possesses Konoha. This form is called "Dark Konoha", "Black Konoha" and "Konoha?" in official materials, but much less frequently.
- Hellish Pupils: When possessing people. As Kuroha, he even gets yellow irises too!
- Hidden Eyes: When he appears at the start of Chapter 18 of the manga, the first panel has him looking like this. Needless to say, it's foreboding.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He laughs at Azami's struggle and how badly her wish backfired after Shion and Marry die, seems to take pleasure in Ayano's suicide, despite it apparently being detrimental to his plan, and during the last episode of the anime outright says he finds the Dan's struggling to avert tragedy amusing..
- His tone of voice sounds utterly orgasmic as Marry transforms into the Queen and is about to reset time in Episode 12 of the anime. Apparently he really wants to watch the cast struggle in their plight all over again.
- Interrupted Suicide: In Route 1 of Lost Time Memory. Shintaro takes the bullet for him.
- It Amused Me: Seemingly his motivation for everything he's done so far.
- Jerk Ass: A major understatement.
- Literal Genie: Is compelled to grant Kenjirou's wish to see Ayaka again, but because he will disappear if the wish is granted, he does so in a way that undermines his own attempts at fulfilling the wish, giving him an excuse to reset the world again and again in order to try one more time. This allows the snake to exist forever - its actual agenda.
- However, this aspect of him also proves to be his own undoing. When Kenjirou's wish is fulfilled, the Wide-Eyed Snake has no choice but to fulfill Konoha's wish of saving Hiyori, forced to become her replacement life and his consciousness disappearing as a result of fulfilling the wish.
- Make a Wish: Any wish. He'll use any method and any resource at his disposal in order to grant it, regardless of whether his actions conflict with your ideals or ethics. Interestingly, unlike most reality-warping magic wish granters, his capability to grant a wish is limited to what his host is capable of; with Azami and Marry, he can tap into their vast magical power to induce miracles like creating a new world and turning back time, but with the human Kenjirou as his host, the snake is reduced to using means like money and influence in order to achieve his master's wish.
- Manipulative Bastard: Look at the above tropes. Add the fact that he has lied to Kenjirou about being able to meet Ayaka again. For the past 2 years has manipulated Kano into cooperating with him by threatening to murder his family. Aaaaand tricked Azami into creating the never ending world in the first place.
- He also manipulated Ayano into committing suicide as part of his bid for eternity.
- And on top of all that we now know he's the one who is forcing Marry's hand and making her reset time.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: All his plans involves killing something and that is an understatement.
- No Sell: The manga reveals that he's completely immune to the other members' powers, as he sees right through Kido's Concealment ability.
- Not Even Human
- Psychotic Smirk: His default expression, being a snake. It is more prominent however when he is possessing Kenjirou.
- Slasher Smile: His expression shifts to this when he possesses Konoha.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: He is able to remember the events of other timelines, presumably as a part of his blanket immunity to other snakes' powers.
- Sex Is Violence: His voice and mannerisms are in a perpetual state of arousal, particularly during Outer Science where he's seen with a particularly suggestive face while he's standing in a pool of the Dan's blood.
- The Sociopath: He is completely fine with murdering and mentally scarring children. In fact; he seems to enjoy it a tiny bit too much.
- Villainous Breakdown: Has one during episode 12 of the anime when the plan to reset the world becomes sabotaged.
- Virtue Is Weakness: He looks at humans with their love, friendship and hope: "How foolish!"
- Walking Spoiler: Mentioning him tends to spoil a lot of the over-arching story.
- Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: As Kuroha. In this case, it shows how focused he is on killing. Sometimes overlaps with Mad Eye when he's too busy reveling in his kills.
- Would Hurt a Child: Has mentally scarred Kano, laughed at Ayano's suicide and killed at least 2, and he's responsible for every character's death at the end of every route where he wins.