Character sheet for the Visual Novel Rewrite
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Our Second Year Protagonist
. He's lighthearted, casual and prone to joking around, but he isn't close to anyone apart from Kotori and Yoshino. Beneath the jocular exterior lies a depressed person trying to rework his personality into someone who can form deeper relationships. Fortunately, he's mostly succeeded in this by the start of the series, though he doesn't take people seriously enough.
He conceals the power to "rewrite
" himself, strengthening his abilities.
Kotarou's Childhood Friend
, and an expert gardener. She has a habit of taking naps out in the forest. She's able to play along with Kotarou's attitude and jokes rather effectively, but is oddly resistant to any insinuations that she and Kotarou are an item and if he jokes too much about it he risks her withdrawing.
- Bad Liar: When Kotarou tries to utilize her in his tricks her lies tend to be really transparent. In truth, she's actually rather good at lying and hiding things.
- Blank White Eyes: Kotori is frequently seen surprised with blank eyes.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Kotori was kind of a jerk as a little kid.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: She rejected Kotarou's love confession before the story began and does so once again in her own route. Even in her own route, Kotori transfers out of school without telling Kotarou because she is hiding Kagari from both Gaia and Guardian. She knows that it is a hopeless struggle and she would most likely die when found, so she keeps herself distant from Kotarou to protect him. Doesn't stop him, anyway.
- Celibate Heroine: She rejected Kotarou once before, but she didn't want to part from him. In her route, he tries confessing again and she explains that she has no intention of falling in love with anyone else or anything, so she'll just stay alone. She likes Kotarou, but think he might be her slave. Furthermore, she's probably going to die young.
- Childhood Friend Romance
- Kotori is one of the available heroines. Interestingly enough, she shows little interest in the idea leaving Kotarou to be the one enthusiastic about the idea. He actually confessed to her before, but got turned down for several reasons, none of which is not liking him. First, she thinks he might just like her because he's possibly her familiar. Second, she worries that she might have 'killed' the original Kotarou and created this happy go lucky version. Third, her survival is highly unlikely and she doesn't want him to feel that loss.
- In the route that unlocks after Kotori’s she seems a little left out and sad, possibly because the events of the route show her that Kotarou didn’t confess to her because of the devotion a familiar feels.
- Cool Pet: Chibi-Moth, a pygmy mammoth familiar.
- Druid: Kotori, despite clearly despising Gaia's agenda, is a descendant of sorts of a group that would choose to protect the Key. In fact, the druids were once closely allied with them, but they seem to have died out.
- Epic Fail: How she describes a Bad End.
- Flower in Her Hair: Two of them, fitting her expert gardener status and that she is a Druid.
- Gold Digger: She claims that she wants Kotarou to make more money before their relationship can go anywhere.
- Gratuitous English: Shake it now baby now!
- Green Thumb: She's popular in town because pretty much any plant she touches springs to life.
- Happily Married: Her ending in Harvest Festa.
- Idiot Hair: She has one hair perpetually standing up and constantly acts like a complete dork.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Kotori rejected Kotarou’s rejection before because she knew she probably couldn’t have a normal life. And also because she’s not sure if he loves her because he genuinely cares about her or if he might be a familiar programmed into loving her. Either way, she feels it can’t work. In the route that follows this, she realizes it wasn't because he was a familiar, but now it's too late. It's implied that helps tie Kotarou to Shizuru instead of her herself after this.
- Money Fetish: Early on, Kotarou gets her to sleepwalk forward by jangling spare change in front of her. She also laments that girls can't get married when seeing how wealthy Chihaya is.
- Sleepyhead: Kotori spends most of her time in class sleeping. She’s working herself to death trying to protect the Key from either Gaia or Guardian getting her and has been doing herself for ten years. Small wonder she spends a lot of time sleeping.
- Smarter Than You Look: She spends most of her time in class sleeping unless she's hanging out with Kotarou. However, she's actually very intelligent and perceptive and just likes goofing around in her spare time. For her, that means during class and eventually during the occult club. When she was a kid she was a bit of an Insufferable Genius, however, but mellowed out as she got older and gained more responsibilities.
- Tragic Dream: Kotori initially got her powers in an attempt to revive her dead parents. She tried her best in upholding the contract to protect Kagari, but she later realized that her "parents" were no different from zombies that moved to her commands.
She is the Key that Gaia and Guardian are seeking - a kind of familiar produced by the Earth. During most routes she is very inexpressive and inhuman, so she kind of creeps Kotarou out on the few occasions he sees her.
- A-Cup Angst: In the Oppai Ending, she reveals that she has chest size issues.
- Apocalypse Maiden: The Key is here to observe mankind and see if they the world should be saved.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the Oppai Ending, she laments how few lines she has compared to the other heroines.
- Cute Mute: In several route she's barely capable of speech. She's capable of learning to speak any human language very quickly, but is frequently kept from learning anything since being in the outside world puts her in danger of being discovered.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: In contrast to everyone else’s bright eyes, the Key’s eyes are always flat and non-reflective.
- Emotionless Girl: She starts showing more emotions when she interacts more with Kotarou.
- Good All Along: She doesn't want to cause Salvation, but it's not something she can control. She's trying to find a perfect solution that allows humanity to survive but can't find one.
- Good Is Not Nice: Despite trying to save humanity, Kagari is kind of an impatient jerk. She can also be pretty callous.
- Improbable Weapon User: She has long red ribbons attached to her wrists that act upon her will.
- Invisible to Normals: The Key cannot be seen by most people. It’s not that she’s invisible, but people just sort of overlook her. She places a lot of faith in this ability which is generally how she gets found: She doesn't take proper precautions to hide normally and just assumes that if no one can see her it's okay to leave plenty of evidence about where she is.
- Jerkass: She doesn't get much development or focus until Moon and Terra. When we see Kagari in Terra, she's surprisingly mean, impatient and encouraging of violence. Moon Kagari seems a bit nicer, though.
- Lack of Empathy: She's born as a basically blank slate that is here to judge humanity and see if they can coexist properly with the Earth and at the beginning has no real intellect or emotion. After developing intellect, she still has nothing like human emotion or empathy. In some routes, she has no real humanity or emotion. In others, Kotarou thinks she's taking pleasure in wiping out humanity. In Terra he learns that she really does want to save humanity, but she's brutally pragmatic and wishes to kill Akane even though she's not even capable of speech or telling anyone that she saw Kagari. Kotarou is appalled though he agrees that she might be right.
- Living Macguffin: Two secret societies, Guardian and Gaia, are fighting to secure her. Her role in the story inclines more towards treating her as a thing than a person.
- Minor Major Character: Officially the main heroine and in charge of bringing Salvation or not, but she has almost no lines before Terra. While in Moon and Terra she (or rather 'they' since Moon Kagari is a different entity) is important, her role is still less than that of other heroines during their routes.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her idea of problem solving in Moon seems to always involve 'kill the annoyance' and in Terra she always urges Kotarou to hurry up and massacre Gaia and Guardian or to take over the world.
- Mystical White Hair: Her white hair isn't commented upon, but she's a clearly inhuman entity with great power and ability.
- Mysterious Waif: She looks like a little girl and wanders around investigating the planet and humanity, but is in fact the Key that can trigger the apocalypse.
- Only One Name: She's only known as the Key or Kagari and the latter isn't quite her name either. She gets a last name in Harvest Festa, though.
- Perception Filter: Only a few humans can actually see her. Familiars are better at it, though. Everyone else just sort of tunes her out.
- Starfish Language: In Moon route, she speaks in a highly advanced way that it appear as "■ ■ ■ ■ ■". Kotarou's head hurts just from hearing it. Kagari is also not really her name but implied to be a description of what she is, but she cannot state that any more clearly than the word 'Kagari.'
- Third-Person Person: She uses the third person in Terra, the first route where she really begins to speak. It's not quite cute so much as viewing herself as something that fulfills a role rather than an individual.
- Trademark Favorite Food: The first way Kotarou manages to get through to her in Moon is by sharing coffee with her. After her initial disinterest, she seems to grow pretty fond of it.
- Uncanny Valley Girl: The Key in Kotori and Shizuru’s route is highly alien and doesn’t really feel like a human. In Kotori’s route it can barely speak or do anything that Kotarou is capable of interpreting easily. In Shizuru’s it’s more talkative, but still incapable of interacting with him in a way he can appreciate. In other routes, Kotarou thinks it is taking twisted pleasure in attempting Salvation.
Voiced by: Keiko Suzuki
A first-year student and acquaintance of Kotarou. As a self-proclaimed "moral guard", she carries around a whistle to call out students on rules violations. While she is very serious and normally quiet, she also enjoys playing along with Kotarou's pranks. In fact, due to a rather obvious crush, she generally supports Kotarou in whatever he does. She wears an eyepatch, but at the start of the story Kotarou doesn't know why.
- A-Cup Angst: Shizuru has a mild dissatisfaction about being so short and flat. Kotarou thinks she could pass for a sixth grader. Not that he'd say that.
- Action Girl: Shizuru is a front line fighter.
- All of the Other Reindeer: When she was a lot younger, she left her golden eye uncovered and got bullied for it. Since then she keeps it covered.
- Badass Adorable: Shizuru is probably the strongest character in the main cast at the start of the story. Kotarou can make himself tougher than her, though he normally doesn't, and under certain conditions Lucia can beat her.
- Cat Smile: Frequently, usually whenever enjoying her saury.
- Combat Medic: Her main ability can create different kinds of medicine; she is also one of the strongest fighters of the group.
- Comically Serious: She plays along with Kotarou's jokes as much as Kotori, but unlike her she always looks completely serious.
- Cute Mute: She's generally very quiet, leaving Kotarou to interpret the facial expressions she makes for a large amount of their conversations. She later loses her voice when she formed a contract with Kotarou. Everyone believed she was just acting normally and thought it was adorable.
- Dodge the Bullet: She can drug herself into moving and reacting so quickly that a hallway filled with bullets is a cakewalk to move through unscathed.
- Extreme Omnivore: One of the lighter examples. She'll eat plants she finds in the forest or insects that she runs across. Well, only probably for the latter because Kotarou dares not turn around to confirm it. The things she was eating were perfectly safe to eat, but even if they weren't Shizuru is immune to poison and disease.
- Eye Scream: Subverted. Beneath the bandage is a perfectly functional eye, it just happens to be a different color and attracts unwanted attention. But when she was young? Yeah. Took some debris to the face but since she has a healing factor it wasn't a big deal.
- Freakiness Shame: Shizuru wears an eyepatch not because her eye is damaged, but because she has heterochromia. Kotarou tells her that her golden eye is pretty.
- Girlish Pigtails: Kotarou seems to identify her by her hair a lot of the time. He considers the twintails to be a rare spawn monster at one point.
- Healing Factor: Shizuru produces medicines and drugs in her body and can heal herself quite quickly. She can also heal others.
- Healing Hands: She can heal people directly as well as produce medicine inside her body.
- Knife Nut: In combat, she dual-wields knives.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Shizuru has the power to control memories to an extent.
- Literal-Minded: Shizuru gets some rather odd imagine spots at times due to not getting a lot of metaphorical speech.
- Mark of the Supernatural: Her eye is golden because she regrew it improperly after it was destroyed by debris. This was one of the first really noticeable uses of her superhuman power to heal.
- Nonverbal Miscommunication: Played with. Kotarou likes attaching random meanings to Shizuru’s expressions when she’s being quiet and in truth even he thinks they’re complete nonsense, but it turns out he’s actually frequently right.
- Power Incontinence: When she was little, her control over her ability was not as refined and she accidentally wiped herself from the memory of her parents.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Shizuru is quite the master of beseeching looks.
- The Quiet One: Shizuru isn’t silent, but a large amount of her communication is just Kotarou reading her expressions.
- Reading Lips: She knows how to read lips which helped when she lost her hearing.
- Secretly Wealthy: Shizuru would be a millionaire is you converted yen to dollars, but lives in a tiny, empty building and eats extremely cheap food.
- Sleepyhead: She tends to sleep in very late if she can and can often be found dozing in the courtyard at school when she has the time. It's indicated that this may be partially a result of her abilities.
- Token Mini-Moe: Kotarou thinks she could pass for a sixth grader with the right clothes. She's very short and young looking and is mildly irritated over it.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Saury. It reminds her of her family, though she always liked it.
Voiced by: Risa Asaki
The Class Representative
of Kotarou's class. Kotarou seems to think of her as the stock uptight Class Representative
character. She's one of the more stereotypically violent tsunderes. In combination with her perceived neat freak attitude such as always wearing gloves she doesn't really have any friends apart from Shizuru. She has a reputation for a high tolerance to spicy foods.
- Action Girl: She has rather high physical strength and doesn't hesitate to use it.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Lucia’s abilities are making concentrated death and destroying things. She’s a little heavy on the tsuntsun but otherwise a perfectly kind person.
- Big Bad Friend: Lucia keeps trying to get Kotarou to drop the Asahi Haruka investigation because she is Asahi Haruka. She hasn't done anything wrong, though.
- Blank White Eyes: Lucia gains blank white eyes on occasion whenever Kotarou does something particularly surprising.
- Cerebus Retcon: Lucia's tolerance for spicy food is played for laughs. In her route, you learn that she's actually incapable of tasting spicy food because of the drugs she is taking to suppress the deadly poison in her body.
- Class Representative: Kotarou thinks of her as the classic uptight class rep that's obsessed with order and is convinced every school probably has their own Lucia in charge of a class.
- Collateral Angst: Rather than dwell on the people accidentally killed Lucia gets the lions share of the sympathy points in that story while Kishida Ryuugo and the nurse are largely forgotten. Later, Lucia intentionally kills two hundred thousand people and again the story focuses on her depression.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: She can cook, but when Kotori offers to swap items from their lunches Lucia declines because her meal was made more to look good than to taste good. Coupled with her extreme tolerance for spice it's questionable whether it was truly edible for anyone but her. She has no sense of taste. She just has excellent control over how she perceives the world and if food looks good she can stimulate her brain into remembering how things tasted back when she did have a sense of taste. Thus, what she considers good food and what others consider good might very well not overlap in the slightest.
- Demonic Possession: Subverted. Lucia pretends that Haruka is speaking through her mouth, but it’s pretty obvious that the two are the same person. It’s confirmed not much later.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She doesn't want Kotarou to stay with her just because he pities her cursed touch. She wants Kotarou to actually love her.
- Friendless Background: When she was young she never had any friends. She still only has one friend at the start of the story, Shizuru.
- Full Name Ultimatum: Whenever she puts distance between herself and someone else she ends up referring to them by their full name, especially TENNOUJI KOTAROU!!
- Hair-Trigger Temper: A lot of her tsuntsun behavior is actually more a result of her being really easily angered rather than her necessarily covering up embarrassment or affection.
- Healing Factor: Not most of the time, but in an area filled with the poison she makes she possesses a healing factor even stronger than Shizuru's.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Despite the fact that a sword really isn't the most efficient of weapons, it's the weapon she favors. She can't use guns, after all. Also, with her vibration powers her attacks are much more effective.
- Megaton Punch: Lucia is fond of decking Kotarou when he does something that at least looks perverted. She eventually promises to stop mid route.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: She's not Shizuru's sister, but because of her overprotectiveness the rest of the club starts thinking of her as Shizuru's sister in law when Shizuru and Kotarou start getting closer.
- Neat Freak: She has a reputation as a neat freak thanks to the white gloves she always wears. It causes her some social problems because when she has to touch living things she begins calling everything filthy and absolutely refuses to do so. She actually considers herself filthy: Touching a cat even through the gloves could be putting it in danger if it touches her wrist or anything.
- Only Friend: Shizuru is Lucia’s only close friend. Only she can resist the toxins that Lucia continuously creates.
- Out, Damned Spot!: She has a nightmare where she compulsively washes her hands because they keep oozing poison. When Kotarou sees her without gloves her hands are perfectly normal or even pretty. Still, given her neat freak thing, it's pretty easy to understand but it is really true. You just can't see the poison.
- Poisonous Person: Lucia has nightmares where her touch is so filthy and impure that it causes anything she touches to wither, rot and die. Thanks to experiments designed to allow Lucia to survive in toxic environments, she herself releases a poison that kills all living beings that touch her. She can control it somewhat, but not turn it off entirely. And that’s with suppressants.
- Power Incontinence: She tends to break complex things around her thanks to her vibration ability. She also breaks people, animals, plants and bacteria since she's a poison factory.
- Psychic Powers: Apart from her poisonous touch, Lucia has mild telekinetic abilities, though they're not very useful.
- Sensory Overload: An inadvertent example. After she stops taking the suppressants that dull all her senses she perceives the world much more strongly than usual, causing her to feel overloaded, drained and slightly feverish. It cuts into her date with Kotarou but not as much as when she poisons the town moments later, killing every leaving organism inside that lacks protection. It's implied that her holding in her poison may have been what was really responsible, making it a possible invocation and subversion.
- Super Hero Origin: Lucia doesn't seem to be a normal super power user like Shizuru or Kotarou. Rather, her poisonous person abilities and vibration power are the result of an experiment performed on a large amount of orphans. She was the only survivor.
- Superpower Meltdown: Lucia’s suppressants stop working in every route, after which she has to live inside bunkers until a new one can be developed. In her own route, her body is fiddled with so that she makes even more poison after this. This already makes her unsafe to be around for anyone but Kotarou or a few special individuals, but then she’s manipulated into setting them off. The entire town of Kazamatsuri is killed. Plants, animals and people. In theory, even the bacteria are dead.
- Touch of Death: In a nightmare that she has, things Lucia touches with her hands die. She’s worried that it happens for real, but it’s noted that it was just a string of bad luck that gave her classmates that impression. Turns out she really does have it and can only really minimize the effects.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Lucia has a reputation for loving spicy food and seems confused when people react with shock to her enjoyment of it. She has no sense of taste.
- Tsundere: Kotori catches on pretty quickly to Lucia's attitude. It's partially intentional since she’s interested in Kotarou but has only partial control over her abilities, so she tries to keep him distant from her. Not that it’s entirely a pose, as she quickly makes clear.
- Walking Tech Bane: Lucia destroys anything like complex machinery quickly when she touches it, so for the most part she can’t normally use stuff like that without taking some form of suppressant. She can’t even reliably use a gun.
- Walking Wasteland: As a result of Guardian's experiments, and the reason she wears gloves.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lucia's hair is dark purple.
Voiced by: Ryouko Tanaka
Nishikujou is a rather ditzy looking teacher that commands a lot of respect at Kotarou's school, though she's new to the job. She has close ties to Shizuru and Lucia due to her work with the group Guardian.
Arata Imamiya is a playboy who dresses young for his age. He is a member of Guardian.
- Handsome Lech: He seems to like the image of a flirty young guy, though he hints that he tries not to form close relationships.
- Jerk Jock: When he was younger, he was kind of an arrogant jerk. For the most part, he grows out of it by the time Rewrite begins.
Voiced by: Hirogi Touchi
The middle-aged owner of an antiques shop; he frequents Gen-san's ramen stand. He is a retired Guardian operative.
- Bad Liar: When providing a cover story for why he was in the forest chopping up monsters, he says he's a scientist investigating UMAs. He also claims to be a birdwatcher and Kotarou asks him if he's seem any dodo or moa lately. He says yes and that he owned a cute little moa himself. Granted, Esaka was not really concerned about actually convincing Kotarou and was possibly trying to make him more interested.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: He's always very serious, but he seems to be very fond of playing both the boke and tsukkomi. Unfortunately, nobody has any idea what he's doing. In Terra, someone in Guardian even thinks they're under attack when he's trying to be humorous and thanks Kotarou for 'saving' him when he performs the tsukkomi Esaka requested beforehand.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: He thinks he's good at comedy, but he actually just terrifies everyone when he tries doing a Boke and Tsukkomi Routine.
- Catch Phrase: "WHYYYYYYYYYYY!!"
- Cool Old Guy: He's a nice, professional old guy and one of the most powerful characters in the story. He also served as Kotarou's mentor and recruited him into Guardian once.
- Fights Like a Normal: He's a powerful superhuman, but of the three general categories of ability, his is the least flashy. Thus, he just fights with a sword.
- Forgotten First Meeting: In the past, he was the person who first introduced Kotarou to Guardian.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Thanks to his ability and sheer skill, he can use a simple sword to become an amazing physical combatant. Of course, he's kind of cheating when it comes to cutting through just about anything rather than his sword being that great.
- Large Ham: Even his character portrait leaps out at you whenever he's being hammy.
- Mentor: He is the person who brought Kotarou into Guardian.
- Retired Badass: He's in a state of semi retirement now, though he's considered perhaps the most powerful superhuman at Guardian's disposal.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Esaka confirms that he has an ability, but that it’s pretty useless. He doesn’t want to talk about it. It turns out to be the ability to see the unseen. He lied. He possesses immense power to cut through things and lacks the ability he claimed to have.
- Worf Had the Flu: In Shizuru's route Sakuya quickly beats him before Kotarou and Shizuru can arrive as backup, but this is because he was caught off guard. We don't see him fight until Terra.
Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki
The owner of a ramen shop just off the main park in Kazamatsuri. He is a retired Guardian operative.
Voiced by: Saya Shinomiya
A new student who transfers
to Kotarou's school and class early in the story. Prior to transferring she had never really had any friends and can be a little awkward around others. This is not helped by her both being an obvious tsundere and not being terribly intelligent. She also appears to be quite wealthy and has a seemingly perfect personal butler named Sakuya to attend to her.
- Action Girl: She has immense strength, but doesn't directly most of the time.
- Big Eater: Chihaya eats constantly. Kotarou figures that the constant eating is how she manages to keep her strength up since she’s not particularly muscular. He's wrong.
- Blank White Eyes: Frequently; possibly more often than the rest of the cast combined.
- Buttmonkey: Chihaya is the butt of numerous jokes.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Presumably because she’s so strong and durable that she doesn’t need to worry about being careful.
- Delayed Reaction: Chihaya has a tendency to not react to things properly until a bit of time has already passed.
- The Ditz: Kotarou loves teasing her because she's not very smart.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: If she stops paying attention she throws too much strength into her activities and risks breaking things. However, this rarely happens.
- Doomed Hometown: She is from a village of summoners, which was razed by Guardian when she was a child.
- Friendless Background: Kotarou is her first real friend.
- Friend to All Living Things: Chihaya can get along well with the legendary Hissy Cat. She indicates that she's used to this sort of thing.
- Hair Decorations: Chihaya has wings in her hair.
- Improbable Weapon User: At one point, she uses a telephone pole to fight off several familiars.
- New Transfer Student: She transfers in at the beginning of October and gets lost in town before making it to school successfully. She never acquires the right school uniform either.
- No Sense of Direction: If you don't watch her like a hawk she'll wander off the moment you take your eyes off of her and get completely lost.
- Replacement Goldfish: Sakuya views Chihaya as one to extent. Though he scorns himself for it, it’s actually a positive example of the trope.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In her own route and Shizuru's route, she chooses to leave Gaia rather than keep fighting. In Akane's route, she presumably quits as well and Kotarou never sees her again.
- Super Strength: She's even stronger than Kotarou as a result of her contract with Sakuya.
- Transfer Student Uniforms: Justified - her new uniform turned up in the wrong size. In fact, it's Sakuya's size, because she thought he needed a uniform too.
- Tsundere: Chihaya is a fairly obvious tsundere, though this is mostly because Kotarou is pretty fond of teasing her and she's still not as blatant as Lucia. He catches on quickly in her route.
- Verbal Tic: Chihaya overuses desu and also pronounces it fully instead of the normal 'des' sound.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Chihaya’s hair is bright orange.
of the Occult Research Club, and the "mysterious witch" of the school. She's very aloof from the group and only interacts frequently with Kotarou himself and to a lesser extent Chihaya and Sakuya. She's quite fond of teasing Kotarou. Like Chihaya, she doesn't seem to have had any friends prior to the story beginning. Unlike Chihaya, she's still not very good at it during the story.
- Agent Scully: Appears as one, but is actually maintaining the Masquerade by erasing any evidence that Kotarou finds.
- Big Bad Friend: She's one of the leaders of Gaia and the direct subordinate of the real boss. Gaia has at least two major factions and Akane's is the one that wants to end the world, though she doesn't seem thrilled about it. However, despite this, she persists. In Chihaya's route she apparently prevents the Song of Salvation, but then goes nuts when she sees all the bad memories of mankind and nearly ends the world herself. In both her own and Shizuru's route she succeeds.
- Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: It's magic, honest!
- Brilliant but Lazy: She's quite clever and witty, but she hates exerting herself. She doesn't even seem to go to class for exams, making it unclear why she goes to school at all.
- Club President: She's officially the leader of the Occult Club, though it was actually already disbanded. Plus, Kotarou tends to be the one who actually tries investigating occult stuff.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has yellowish-white eyes and hair.
- Friendless Background: The idea of friends is something that's rather foreign to Akane. She seems slightly bemused that she actually cares about people like Kotarou.
- Gamer Chick: Almost never seen in the club room without her laptop and playing games.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: In Chihaya's route, Akane manages to capture Kotori and the Key. Right when she's deciding that she doesn't need to cause the end of the world anymore, the Key shows her the worst memories of mankind and she goes absolutely insane. She’s furious that the Key saw enough good that it decided not to wipe out humanity and decides to do it herself.
- Hikikomori: She hates going outside or interacting with new people.
- Lazy Bum: She hates having to go out and meet people.
- Not So Above It All: Akane likes to act as the Only Sane Man, but even apart from her obvious eccentricities she’s really determined to disprove anything occult based due to the groping bet made at the beginning. The lengths she goes to for this are quite impressive. She also joins in on the antics occasionally despite her protests.
- Ojou: She was adopted by an old, influential woman with ties to the Martel Corporation. Whenever Kotarou catches her by surprise, though, she's usually ruining whatever dignity and elegance she has. She's also fairly vulgar.
- Only Sane Man: Akane, despite calling herself a witch, is the only one with a firm grasp on reality. She's also the only one who seems to really notice what a bunch of weirdos have gathered in the club room. It later turns out that her 'firm grasp on reality' thing was her covering up incidents that she actually knew to be true while exposing those that were genuinely fake.
- Reluctant Psycho: She does not really seem to enjoy her job and faces it with sheer resignation. When she wins in Shizuru's route, she's depressed. She does not really want to become the Holy Woman either and when she inherits the job in her route she starts slipping quickly under the weight of the inherited grudge despite knowing and hating what she's doing.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: She abuses her wealth and influence to get credits even when not attending classes. She also gave her secretary a teaching position in school.
- Transferable Memory: Her ability to "heal" people with broken minds is really just turning a part of their brain into a familiar. She then transcribes some of her memories to "fix" them.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Akane’s hair is some whitish yellow color.
Sakuya is Chihaya's bodyguard and butler. He is amazingly strong, fast, Bishōnen
and durable. On top of this, he is excellent at essentially everything. Unfortunately for Kotarou, he seems to have gotten on Sakuya's bad side almost immediately and thus has to endure a constant rain of insulting nicknames.
- The Ace: Sakuya is amazing at essentially everything.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In Chihaya's route and the Moon route, he takes on an alternate form larger than any other familiar in the story.
- Badass: Sakuya is the strongest member of the cast except for Kotarou if he goes all out on rewriting himself. Which only makes sense. Shizuru, one of the next best and rather suited to counter him, notes that in all possible worlds the only time she managed to even have a slight advantage over him was one where the territory suited her perfectly and worked against him. Namely, Chihaya's route, where she still basically lost and only paralyzed him because they were indoors.
- Battle Butler: He's officially Chihaya's butler, though he tries to claim at first that he's her brother. Personally, he refers to himself as her knight, which shows his sheer resolve to protect her no matter what.
- Bishie Sparkle: When asked to go outside the clubroom, he wanders the hallways being gorgeous and charming, making many girls quickly fall for his bishie sparkles.
- Bishōnen: Kotarou irritably notes that with Sakuya's looks and personality he would be very popular.
- Blank White Eyes: Complete with black screen and cold wind whenever Chihaya makes a comment that hurts him.
- The Cavalry: In Moon Route Sakuya shows up after Lucia, Kotori, Sakuya HB, Akane and all the normal people Kotarou called for have fallen. His presence alone is enough to help turn the tide of battle for the moment.
- Chick Magnet: Whenever he walks the halls, crowds of fangirls gather to gush over him.
- Cloth Fu: His secondary ability and the one that differentiates him from Kotarou, who instead has body fluid control/Aurora is the ability to manipulate cloth.
- Failure Knight: Sakuya protects Chihaya because he failed to protect the woman he loved from Salvation.
- The Gadfly: He claims to hate Kotarou and constantly screws with him, but mostly just seems to enjoy teasing him.
- Generation Xerox: Kotarou is this to him in the Chihaya Route.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- In Chihaya’s route, Sakuya sacrifices himself to save Chihaya, Kotarou and Akane. However, Akane takes his body and turns it into a giant monster. He’s returned to normal, but this doesn’t save him.
- In Moon Route, he comes to the aid of the group by fusing all of his potential existences together. It does get him to the battle, but at the cost of sacrificing himself from ever existing in any recreated world.
- Hypocritical Humor: Sakuya criticizes Kotarou for openly thinking the miso soup Chihaya made was terrible, but similarly collapses himself moments later.
- I Hate Past Me: In a manner of speaking. Sakuya refers to and thinks of Kotarou as his past self, though they're entirely different individuals. Because of this, he is somewhat ashamed to see Kotarou and treats him quite hostilely.
- My Greatest Failure: Sakuya was unable to protect his love Minata.
- Parental Substitute: Sakuya largely serves as Chihaya’s father figure, though he’d prefer to be thought of as her big brother.
- Plant Person: Since becoming a familiar.
- Really 700 Years Old: Sakuya is from a previously wiped out civilization of an unknown age. Shizuru's route mentions seventy thousand year old civilizations and Moon route implies that there are many much older than that that. That said, he spent most of that time as a tree. When the tree starts dying, Sakuya goes with it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sakuya’s eyes are a pretty good hint that there’s more to the guy than just some goofy guy that makes fun of Kotarou.
- Ret Gone: His death in Moon Route wiped his existence from all future possible worlds. He somehow managed to appear one last time in Terra route.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Chihaya's route is actually at least as much about Sakuya as Chihaya herself if not more.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tsundere: A rare, non-romantic example. In her route, Chihaya mentions that Sakuya doesn't actually hate Kotarou nearly as much as he pretends to.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sakuya is so afraid of cats that he completely freezes up.
Voiced by Naomi Wakabayashi
The current leader of the Martel Group. Also the Holy Woman of Gaia, the most powerful member of the organization. She hates humanity with a passion, and is an extremely skilled summoner. She is Akane's adoptive mother.
- Big Bad: She's the leader of Gaia, the darker of the two warring groups.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: She's intelligent enough to be levels above all of humanity in how much she knows, thus realizing that life is empty and love is a lie, but she doesn't know that even higher above that is the fact that love is really responsible for everything. Thus, she's determined to end all possibility of life. In the process of discovering this, her ability as the Holy Woman partially broke.
- The Man Behind the Curtain: Despite being the most powerful summoner, she is physically old and frail. In Terra route, she dies before Kotarou could confront her.
- Omnicidal Maniac: She wants to end all life permanently and stop Kagari from saving humanity.
- Transferable Memory: The Holy Woman transfers her memory to a successor when she dies. She might be the last proper Holy Woman because her revelation into the true nature of the world is hinted to have damaged this ability in some manner.
Voiced by Hikaru Yukari
A member of the Martel group. He is also a member of Gaia, and plays an important part in Akane's route, where it is revealed that he used to serve Sakura Kashima in the same capacity that Kotarou now serves Akane.
- Good All Along: Or rather, he is a Hero Antagonist to Kotarou's (admittedly, unwitting) Villain Protagonist in the Akane route.
- The Starscream: He's been attempting to sideline Sakura Kashima and the religious cult side of Gaia for years in favor of a political extortion scheme. He doesn't care much about the Key's role in Salvation. They're too destructive and crazy for him. If Suzaki is taken out, the Holy Woman will attempt to end the world immediately.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His plan to commercialize familiars in order to save humanity as a whole is actually a lot more reasonable than Kashima and Akane's plans to bring about salvation and destroy humanity. Furthermore, in Terra Route, this is basically half of the plan used to save the world.
A member of the Martel Group. He's a member of Gaia and works with Suzaki's faction and appears in the Akane route.
- Ax-Crazy: Has gone completely insane by the time he reappears after the one year timeskip in Akane's route.
- Berserk Button: His ears apparently resemble Gyoza. He does not like it when people point this out.
- Body Horror: After Kotarou slashes him to ribbons in the forest, he turns his decomposing body parts into familiars as he dies, by using the energy from the toxins that seeped into his body from his environment. By the time he reappears after the timeskip, he's constantly shooting himself up with drugs in order to continue providing himself with energy to maintain his familiars. It's mentioned that his human body parts are still being slowly poisoned while he's doing this.
- Catch Phrase: "HAAAAAPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYY!"
- Green-Eyed Monster: To Kotarou.
- Mugging the Monster: On Kotarou, pre-timeskip. It doesn't end well for him.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He poisons Sakura Kashima, causing Akane to become the new Holy Woman and gain the obsession with ending the world. Akane ends up destroying the world with a replicated Song of Salvation.
The Earth Dragon
One of Gaia's oldest and most powerful familiars, the Earth Dragon was created from the corpse of an ancient Tyrannosaurus Rex. Due to its extremely long existence, it has developed sentience and a soul of its own. It views the Summoners of Gaia as its children.
- Awesome but Impractical: Despite its great power, the Earth Dragon is also very inefficient in battle, and as such, even empowering it for a short period for time requires the lives of dozens of summoners. Akane also notes that because it is so large, it is impractical for use in urban areas, and as such, can only be brought out on a few occasions.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Everytime it fights someone other than Kotarou.
- Friendly Enemy: The Earth Dragon is actually a pretty cool guy once you get to know him.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons
- Lightning Bruiser: It's actually very fast and very agile despite its massive size.
- Punch Clock Villain: He shows great respect towards people that it views as Worthy Opponents, and actually takes some time to speak with Kotarou and allows him to prepare before its fight with him in the Terra Route. Earlier in the route it spared Imamiya because it was just taking a walk at the time and wasn't interested in fighting. It merely fights because it is expected to do so and feels it should honor the efforts of the summoners who awaken it.
She works for Akane as her secretary, and is also a summoner of Gaia.
- Discard and Draw: She lost her abilities as a superhuman, and instead gained the ability to control familiars.
- Forgotten First Meeting: She and Kotarou used to be squadmates when she used her original name of Nagai. She quit and he was injured so badly that he was retired. Neither remembers the other.
- Sexy Secretary: Apparently she's quite pretty, though we have to take Kotarou's word for it.
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagida
Kotarou's classmate, a rough-talking self-styled delinquent.
- Butt Monkey: Kotarou really has to work at it to make him into the butt of jokes though. And unlike his earlier Key predecessors it sometimes backfires on him.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Terra reveals that he met Kotarou when he was an elementary student after Kotarou saved him from some bullies, though he goes unnamed apart from script files. Yoshino began hero worshiping him, so Kotarou randomly chose to give him advice like being a momma's boy and a diligent student. Though he seems disappointed, you can see that in the present he follows the advice quite thoroughly.
- Graceful Loser: At the end of Kotori's route, Kotarou finally fights him seriously and utterly flattens him. After his honorable defeat, Yoshino gives his blessing to the two.
- Hopeless Suitor: It's implied throughout the story that he likes Kotori, but the two barely even talk. He knows he doesn't have a chance as well.
- Jerkass Façade: He acts completely different in his own home.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's much nicer than he initially lets on, as evidenced by how easily he's roped into the Occult Club's latest zany schemes. He seems to suffer if anyone notices this though.
- Large Ham: Played for Laughs. He talks like a shonen manga protagonist. Kotarou constantly mocks him for this tendency.
- Malicious Misnaming: When Kotarou introduces Shizuru to him, he has three different options of weird ways to do so. Shizuru sticks to calling him things like Giraffe every time they meet after that.
- Momma's Boy: When in his own home he drops his normal demeanor entirely and acts like a complete dork, much to Kotarou and Kotori's amusement.
- The Rival: Yoshino keeps wanting to fight Kotarou seriously. At first it seems that Kotarou runs away from the fights to avoid getting beaten up, but it’s actually the opposite. In Moon, Kotarou says he is grateful than Yoshino was his rival and not his friend because that meant he could never really relax. His final conversation with Kotarou in the story is the two finally calling each other by their first names.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Kotarou pretends that he and Yoshino are best buddies, but Yoshino really is pretty pissed off with how Kotarou behaves and with how he secretly doesn't care about the people he acts friendly towards. They are friends to an extent, though.
Voiced by: Yoshimi Watanabe
The resident School Newspaper News Hound
, who takes an interest in the club's investigations into the occult.
- Ascended Extra: She didn't even have a sprite until Harvest Festa.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Inoue is suspicious of people like Akane and Kotarou and her suspicions are right on target. Akane is the adopted daughter of a cult leader and Kotarou shouldn't be in school at all anymore at his actual age.
- Eat the Evidence: Kotori's route reveals she swallowed her own memory stick to hide her exploration log of the Gray City.
- Intrepid Reporter: She snoops around school at night and even in the forest to look for news.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Her memories were erased when she got caught in the Gray City.
- The Rival: She sees herself as a rival to Kotarou. It's implied that this developed into a low grade infatuation.
Pani and Gil
Pani and Gil are two strange creatures that Kotarou finds in the strange alternate Kazamatsuri. He's not sure what they are, but since they seem harmless he lets them stay at his place.
- Big Eater: The amount Gil eats isn’t that large until you consider his body size. That much food shouldn’t fit inside him. Even he doesn’t understand it.
- Buttmonkey: Gil tends to take a lot of abuse because of his arrogance.
- Genetic Memory: They remember things from before they were born such as the experiment Gaia performed that brought their predecessor into being years before they were born. They appear to be a fusion of that creature's remains and scientists that it killed and thus has their memories.
- Hopeless Suitor: Pani seems to have a crush on Kotarou but he mentally classifies her as 'Weird Thing' rather than 'girl.' Not that it's important.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gil.
- Megaton Punch: Pani punches Gil as hard as she can pretty frequently.
- No Biological Sex: According to Pani, she and Gil have no sexual organs and can’t reproduce.
- Ojou Ringlets: It's not really possible for Pani to be actual royalty or anything, but she looks, acts and dresses the part.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Pani and Gil are not invited into Moon route and Kotarou says he would feel ridiculous if he asked them for help. They probably don't exist yet in Terra either. A reader who knows much about who wrote each scenario might notice that they only appear in routes written by one of the three authors.
- Super-Deformed: They're very chibified in appearance. They have tiny bodies and massive heads with gigantic eyes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pani's hair is pink.
A young girl who appears during Lucia's route. She's slightly insane and believes that the world has never liked her. Around seven years ago, a transfer student who came from the same orphanage as her caused an uproar when he suddenly died the next day, which was attributed to him having met Asahi Haruka. Initially, the investigation into her was to dispel rumors, but eventually it shifts into Kotarou trying to clear her name when he realizes that if the story were
true, then Haruka never actually did anything wrong.
- The Dreaded: Everyone who knows of her story is terrified of her curse. Glass will break around them, they'll see a mysterious girl and potentially fatal accidents will occur around them until they stop. One particularly persistent investigator ran into her and got a purple bruise mark that won't heal for his troubles.
- Foil: The intention of her character is to be like Lucia so that she can set up her route. The twist is that she is actually Lucia.
- Incoming Ham: Her introductions are always over-the-top, and they are always introduced with her iconic lights breaking.
- Psychic Powers: From making glasses scratch and break, to tilting a restaurant sign.
- Touch of Death/Poisonous Person: When she came in contact with several people, they all died under mysterious circumstances. Four years ago, an investigator was threatened when a restaurant sign fell close enough to kill him. It was also rumored that she killed off everyone in the orphanage.
- Troll: During the investigation, it seems like Haruka is taunting people to make them suffer and therefore go away and leave her alone.