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Characters: Limitless Fortress Residents
    Juubei Kakei 

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Brent Werzner (English)

Ban says it best: super-serious "samurai boy" who is Kazuki's best friend from childhood, and endlessly loyal and devoted to him (until Kazuki leaves and Juubei tries to kill him...). Blinded very shortly after being introduced, he works it almost into a Disability Super Power. Works for Makubex now, unless Kazuki needs him for something. Fights with giant throwing needles. Nicknamed "Juubei of the Flying Needles", oddly enough.

  • Battle Butler: Fills this function for Makubex, and probably Kazuki.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Fanon's general opinion of his relationship with Kazuki. Considering their interactions... well, can't really blame the Estrogen Brigade.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Hair in his eyes, great physique, Ho Yay-tastic devotion to his best friend and a damn sexy voice...
  • Mask Power
  • No Sense of Humor: Juubei shows us what happens when you tell such a serious, no-nonsense character that he has no sense of humor—he is devastated, and blames his inability to tell jokes for pretty much all of Makubex and Kazuki's problems.
  • Samurai: He's not really a samurai, but is named after one and the word is frequently used to describe him in-series. Definitely fits his outdated Code of Honour.

    Haruki Emishi 

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Judson Jones (English)

Friend of Shido's who stayed on as one of Makubex's lieutenants after Ginji left. Nicknamed the "Fresh Blood Joker" or "Bloody Joker" depending on your translation, he's another loyal to his friends type who reacts kinda murderously when the friends desert him. Thankfully, this is a one-time thing and he's usually perfectly content to play video games and make bad jokes. Fights with a strong-yet-pliable whip.

  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pulls a couple of these with Amon. It is awesome.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Is implied to be a descendant of Luolan, which was once a kingdom in West China.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Really does not appreciate poor treatment of women, but that doesn't stop him from snuggling Sakura-han's breasts when the opportunity arises.
  • Cool Shades: Both used and subverted. His pink sunglasses either increase his goofiness in lighthearted scenes or dehumanize him when he's justifying the nickname "Fresh Blood Joker".
  • High-Pressure Blood: high-pressure explosive blood.
  • The Idiot from Osaka
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Possibly Kyoto, given his use of "-han" in place of "-san" (it's not as common in Osaka or Kobe).
  • Last Name Basis: His given name is almost never mentioned beyond his initial introduction and a joke that thematically links him to Amon. It's bad enough that the writers at Tokyopop don't seem to have a clue which is which, calling him "Emishi Haruki" and "Haruki Emishi" at different points. In the same volume, even.
  • Last of His Kind: It is heavily implied by Emishi that the population of the Luolan tribe were all killed off by someone or something, though it's never stated what exactly happened. It was because of the loss of his home that he wound up at the Limitless Fortress in the first place.
  • Manly Tears
  • Rapunzel Hair: This doesn't apply to Emishi himself, so much as it does his whip. It is made from the weaved-together tresses of Luolan women who spend their lives growing it out for use in weaponry.
  • Whip It Good

    Sakura Kakei 

Voiced by: Yukiko Iwai (Japanese), Christa Kimlicko-Jones (English)

Juubei's older sister and Makubex's most trusted adviser... and that's about it, really. Still a good hacker and fights with the pink shawl-scarf she wears draped around her torso and as a headband.

  • Clothing Damage: Poor girl gets into one fight in the whole arc and her clothes are burned off...
  • Cherry Blossoms: Subverted. Her name, unlike most Sakuras, does not mean this. The kanji used to write this Sakura's name mean "new moon/first day of the month" and "silk," as her ability is to manipulate cloth.
  • Lady of War: On the very rare occasions she does fight, her favorite technique is calmly wrapping people up in her tapestry, usually with her eyes closed.
  • Morality Pet: The only time Makubex loses his composure while acting as the arc's Big Bad is when she gets hurt.
  • Older Sidekick: She's 23 to Makubex's 14, and is just as loyal and devoted to him as her brother is to Kazuki.
  • Satellite Character: It is very difficult to find a scene of Sakura that doesn't somehow involve Makubex. Even if he's not in the room, she's probably thinking about him, admonishing others to obey him, or working on his computer. Even when she leaves the Limitless Fortress to participate in the Underground Grand Prix for Kazuki's sake, she wears some kind of radio link so that she can speak to Makubex and send him information.
  • Ship Tease: She surprise-hugs Makubex sometimes, and she's quite pleased when Emishi brings her flowers.
  • Team Mom

    Gen Radou 

Voiced by: Masaharu Sato (Japanese), Greg Grosh (English)

Old guy who raised Makubex (and Ren) and introduced him to computers, and the architect of Babylon Tower. Has mysterious connections to the Brain Trust, so he probably knows things.

    Ren Radou 

Voiced by: Yumiko Nakanishi (Japanese), Cassie Fitzgerald (English)

Cute little tomboy who has a cute little crush on Kazuki.

  • Bifauxnen: Kazuki's Distaff Counterpart!
  • Bokukko
  • Intimate Healing
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When she tries to leave the Limitless Fortress to follow Kazuki, she is physically unable to do so—in fact when she attempts to simply stick her arm beyond the building, she sees it briefly go transparent—leading her to realize that she's just an artificial program created by the Brain Trust, just like MakubeX. In the anime, this sends her into a spiral of depression and nearly turns her evil in the final anime-only arc.

    Toshiki Uryuu 

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Jude Hickey (English)

Formerly one of Kazuki's friends and followers, he left because he thought Kazuki was too good for Ginji. Fights with his qi/chi/ki/what-have-you. Nicknamed "The Hell Knight".

     Kaoru Ujiie 

     Jouya Kanou 
Shinjuku AlliesCharacters/Get BackersBrain Trust

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