Characters / Rinne no Lagrange

Here are the characters of Rinne no Lagrange.

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    The Jersey Club 

Madoka Kyouno
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese) and Kira Buckland (English)

The Heroine of the series, an optimistic, kind-hearted and very energetic girl attending a One-Gender School. She's devoted to her hometown and to the duties of the Jersey Club, of which she was its sole member. When given the choice to pilot the Humongous Mecha to protect Kamogawa, in a change of pace she readily accepts, maintaining her usual cheerful demeanor the entire time. She rides the Vox Aura, a wind-elemental machine she calls "Midori", which was later armed with a sword and an energy shield.
  • Accidental Misnaming: She can't seem to remember Villagiulio's name. Practically a Running Gag. In Season 2, she opts for "Giuvi-nii" instead. Still wrong, though.
  • The Ace: She seems to be good at everything. Except Barehanded Blade Blocks.
  • Accidental Public Confession: In Episode 18, while trapped in an escape capsule in Yurikano's body, Madoka hits the emergency transmitter, causing her to broadcast her musings to everyone in the ongoing space battle. Said musings include the reasons behind Yurikano's sacrifice. She also lets Lan and Muginami know that she's actually Madoka, through a variation of "No One Else Is That Dumb".
  • Badass Adorable: Energetic, lively, friendly, and more than ready to fight to defend her friends and hometown.
  • Batter Up!: Madoka bats away a flying newspaper dispenser, using a ripped from the ground streetlight.
  • Berserk Button: Don't even think you can get away with insulting or harming her comrades.
  • Book Dumb: She sucks at math.
  • Character Tic: She also makes an air circle.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome
  • Clark Kenting: The disguise she used in Episode 16 consisted of a pair of glasses and Girlish Pigtails. Nobody was fooled.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She doesn't find anything wrong with going to school in her swimsuit.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Madoka uses a ripped electrical line to try and choke Kirius' Ovus Libertas. Of course, since it's a robot, it doesn't do any good, though, it drove Kirius into a panic attack, thinking the ineffective choking might be a "finishing move" he doesn't know about.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Madoka just happened to wear a swimsuit under her school uniform the day she sees someone drowning.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: A pretty mundane version, though: matching brown hair and eyes.
  • Destructive Savior: Madoka consciously does her best to avoid being one. It doesn't always work...
  • Determinator: Not just with fighting robots, but in general.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Her Vox mark is located right on her buttcheek. Yoko has no qualms scrutinizing the area at length.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first line of the series is also this for Madoka, set to a heartwarmingly beautiful ocean sunrise:
    "Today I pray for the happiness of everybody."
  • Even the Girls Want Her
  • Expressive Hair: In Episode 19, reacting to her attempts to study.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: Her defining quirks. Her club is "Jersey Club", which primary activity is being involved in every other extracurriculars, where needed.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: Originally pilots her Vox without having any idea how to really use it.
  • Famed In-Story: By Season 2, everyone knows of her exploits in defense of Kamogawa. Some (female) patrons in Hiroshi's beachside restaurant even blush when they see her. This also applies to Kirius and friends to some degree. At the end of the series she even receives a call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: When wearing her jersey (i.e. pretty much all the time), Madoka has the right leg and left sleeve rolled up.
  • First Name Ultimatum: Madoka doesn't like it that her uncle is drinking in daylight, especially with a complete stranger.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Yurikano in Season 2.
  • Genki Girl
  • The Glomp: An extremely justified example- at the beginning of Episode 13 when she sees Lan for the first time in almost a year, Madoko's enthusiastic greeting knocks her off her feet and causes Color Failure. In Episode 14, she manages to catch Lan and Muginami simultaneously with a double-glomp that knocks both of them to the floor.
  • Hard Head: While piloting, Madoka hits her forehead against Aura's controls. It does little more than give her a small bruise.
  • The Heroine
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: In Episode 6, when the Vox units receive actual weaponry, Madoka ends up with a sword.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: In Episode 11 when Yoko is crushed by a fallen mecha. Nearly ends the world.
  • I Call It "Vera": Madoka calls Vox Aura "Midorin" due to its green color scheme. The English equivalent would be calling it "Greenie".
  • Improvised Weapon: A practitioner of the technique.
  • Jumped at the Call: As long as it helps her friend, Madoka doesn't mind piloting a robot for the first time in her life to defeat alien forces. Which is pretty refreshing compared to other mecha heroes.
    • She briefly gets upset when she has to pilot again at the start of Season 2, but she quickly gets over it.
  • The Kirk
  • Nice Girl: Unconditionally kind to everyone and anyone. Then again, one has to wonder if she really has any other friends aside from Lan and Muginami (which is confirmed in Episode 10).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Activating the Rinne the first time was obviously a very bad thing. And when she does it again, the world basically ends up in the crapper. She doesn't intend to, but it still qualifies.
  • No Social Skills: She seems to have absolutely no tact at all. If she wants to ask someone a question, she barges straight into wherever they are and immediately starts grilling them. Even if that someone is the head of a galactic empire in the middle of a peace talk. She also appears to have no clue that someone might be trying to deceive her or pick up on Dizelmine's rather blatant brush off of a question she asks him.
  • Ordinary High-School Student
  • Missing Mom: It's established her mother drowned ten years ago when she tried to rescue someone. Episode 24 reveals that in her desperation to see her mother, Madoka tried to head out to sea, only to nearly drown were it not for Vox Aura's appearance, which to her is a sign from her mother telling her to live on.
  • Nephewism: Lives with her uncle.
  • Panty Shot: In the first episode, when her cousin, Yoko, forcfully drops Madoka's pants to check for a Vox tattoo on her butt.
  • Percussive Maintenance: In Season 2, she reactivates Aura by hitting it. It's implied that it only activated that way because she wanted to, rather than because it was necessary.
  • Plucky Girl
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to both Dizelmine and Villaguilo in Season 2 after punching them in the gut.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbian
  • Tender Tears: At the end of Season 1, the otherwise energetic, cheerful Madoka struggles to complete her Character Tic through tears before breaking down crying after she sees Lan off, leaving her all alone (with Muginami having already left earlier).
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Astelia bans her from piloting in Episode 8 due to the possibility of causing The End of the World as We Know It. At the end of Season 1 Vox Aura stops working completely. Neither lasts.
  • Verbal Tic: Madoka always says "maru", which means "Tick", "Circle" or "Perfect" in English. (So named because "O" is right and "X" is wrong in Japanese game shows) Which may also be a pun on her name, which can also mean circle.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts: Madoka does, albeit for sleepwear.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Her solution to a robot menace?
    • Suplex Finisher: Defeat it using a German Suplex. Fabulous.
      • Enemy is nearly four times your size? Give it a triple suplex with your friends.
    • Your buddies are fighting? Give them both lariats!

Laffinty Fin E Ld Si/"Lan"
Voiced by: Asami Seto (Japanese) and Michelle Ruff, credited as "Sophie Roberts" (English)

Madoka's first alien friend, a strange and quiet girl who happens to be a princess from a faraway planet. Lan essentially serves as the antithetical counterbalance to Madoka's blatant cheerfulness. She pilots Vox Rympha, or "Orca" as she calls it, a water-elemental machine later armed with a sword-machine gun hybrid which can fire 120mm shots and energy shield.

Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese) and Karen Strassman (English)

A mysterious, yet ultimately somewhat ditzy and idealistic girl and younger sister of Villagiulio. She is the pilot of Vox Ignis, or "Fuupo" as she calls it, a fire-elemental mecha armed with a pair of energy guns which she can fuse into a sword.
  • Badass Cape: A later upgrade to her Vox Ignis come Season 2.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Part of the reason she respects Villagiulio. Also inverted, since they first met when she gave him part of her apple which was barely anything more than the core, and the only food she had.
  • Big Brother Worship: For Villagiulio, to the point where she voluntarily brands herself with a Memoria mark, even though they are Not Blood Related. Of course, considering that he was probably the only friend she ever had prior to meeting Madoka and Lan...
  • Caped Mecha: Ignis becomes this in Season 2, using an energy cape as a shield.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Kashikomari" ("Roger that!")
  • Character Tic: Her salute.
  • The Ditz: For example, when the teacher introduces her to Madoka's class, she keeps repeating "I'm Muginami!"
  • Double Weapon: Receives a double bladed sword as her Vox weapon, formed out of a pair of energy guns.
  • Expy: A blatant one in appearance, name-similarity and personality to Tsumugi "Mugi" Kotobuki, with the already impressive rack exaggerated to Gag Boobs level.
  • Gainaxing: The main source of it on the show!
  • I Call It "Vera": She nicknames Vox Ignis "Fuupo", which in certain Chinese dialects means "amber".
  • Irony: She promised to get revenge for Lan during the baseball game. Come Episode 6...
    "You haven't considered my feelings one bit! No one asked you to get my revenge!"
    • Muginami was trying to get Lan to warm up to her by being warm and playful. Madoka was trying to kill Muginami's most important person. Bit of a difference.
  • Living with the Villain: Muginami wants to have this relationship with Madoka and Lan. Subverted when she joins them for good.
  • The Load: Subverted. It's likely that Villagiulio only called her this because he doesn't want her to suffer the way he did.
  • The McCoy
  • New Transfer Student
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
  • Only One Name
  • Pretty in Mink: Wears some kind of fluffy fur coat over a corset of sorts.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Replacement Goldfish: Suspected, but averted. When Yurikano and her past begin to be revealed (and then the person actually comes back from the dead... sort of), Muginami worries that she may be but a replacement in Villagiulio's eyes. He ultimately tells her that she is unique, and he would be her big brother as long as he lives.
  • Stepford Smiler: Despite her cheerfulness, she hides quite a sad side to her. Even when she's on the receiving end of Villagiulio's "The Reason You Suck" Speech, she's still smiling.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Vapor Wear: If Episode 7 is any indicator, she apparently doesn't wear a bra.

    Residents of Kamogawa 

Yoko Nakaizumi
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese) and Wendee Lee (English)

Madoka's older cousin and a tough woman who refuses to let crap get to her, or anyone for that matter. Appears to know a bit more about the Vox units than she should, given her profession. She was also the original founder of the Jersey Club before Madoka took over.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Acts like one to Madoka, although they're cousins.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Madoka, whenever she's free to express her feelings.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: She does this verbally to Madoka.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: How she stops Moid's gloating and apprehends him. Mostly offscreen, unfortunately.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she is fairly irritable and a bit physically assertive, she's well-meaning and doesn't let petty things get in the way if Madoka truly wants to pilot the Vox.
  • Oblivious to Love: Apparently has no idea that her assistant is interested in her.
  • Out of Focus: Throughout Season 2.
  • Parental Substitute: Served as this to Madoka after her mother died, and taught her an astonishing amount of her "jersey spirit". It's quite the surprising change to see her with the front ponytail and jersey when contrasted with her brash and mellow personality.
  • Scars Are Forever: The collapsed mecha leaves a big one.
  • Walking the Earth: Joins Astelia at the end of the series in researching an anomaly in Bermuda related to the Rin-ne.

Hiroshi Nakaizumi
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese) and Kirk Thornton, credited as "Bubba Chow" (English)

Madoka's uncle and Yoko's father.
  • Badass Longcoat: Parodied then subverted, he gets into a fight with Villagiulio over one but loses. They settle the argument by getting sauced on the beach.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Fun with Acronyms: His shop, ''Be With Hiroshi" (BWH).
  • Manly Tears: During Kirius and Array farewell party, he is unexpectedly the first to break down in tears.
  • Nice Guy: He takes Madoka in after her mother dies, offers the other members of the Jersey Club jobs and a room about half way through the first season, opens a new cafe down on the beach and hires the first season villains to run it because they needed a chance, makes the Jersey Club's lunches when they leave for an extended trips, and is tore up when Kirius and Array decide to leave for home. We all want this guy to be our Uncle.
  • Perma-Stubble

Machiko Iwabuchi
Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (Japanese) and Dorothy Elias Fahn, credited as "Midge Mayes" (English)

Madoka's homeroom teacher and a former member of the Jersey Club.

Souta Serizawa
Voiced by: Yuuichi Iguchi (Japanese) and J.C. Miller (English)

Yoko's assistant.

Sachi Nogami & Michi Kondo

''Voiced by: Rikako Yamaguichi (Sachi), Suzuko Mimori (Michi) (Japanese) and Cristina Vee (Sachi) and Christine Marie Cabanos (Michi)

Madoka's two classmates


Shozo Tadokoro
Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (Japanese) and Patrick Seitz (English)

Commander of the Pharos, a research facility run by Novumundos. Rather put upon.

Eri Watabe
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese) and Laura Post (English)

Retired JSDF operative, captain of the Pharos, and its chief navigation and reconnaissance officer.

Haruka Uehara
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese) and Erika Harlacher (English)

A bridge officer of the Pharos and the voice of its command prompt system.

Astelia Lizamarie de Rochefort/Queen Maycun
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese) and Stephanie Sheh (credited as Saki Shin) (English)

The granddaughter of Novumundos' chairman.

    De Metrio 

Villagiulio De Metrio Lu
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese) and Keith Silverstein (English)

The main antagonist of Season 1, older brother of Muginami (adopted) and Yurikano (true-blooded), and the former crown prince of De Metrio turned leader of outlaw organization "Kiss". For some reason or another is quite into capturing the Vox units. By the time Season 2 starts, he returned to his home world and ascended as king. He pilots the Ovus Avarium, a heavy-duty mecha armed with a pair of anchors stored in each arm, a pair of large swords, and a large mortar gun.

Izo Sofiro Karia Los
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese) and Ben Diskin (English)

The rather Hot-Blooded, rebellious but caring member of the trio from De Metrio's forces who have made an alliance with Kiss. He pilots the Ovus Voluntas, a close-range machine using a pair of heat clubs and a force field for defense.

Kirius Racus Lestine Ha
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese) and Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

The more stoic member of the trio from De Metrio's forces who have made an alliance with Kiss, as well as the oldest and most sensible of the trio. He pilots Ovus Libertas, armed with a metal staff, heat-based whip-swords, and an energy field.

Array Danon Ci
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese) and Sam Riegel (English)

The third member of the trio from De Metrio's forces who have made an alliance with Kiss, as well as the youngest and most effeminate of the three. He pilots Ovus Teneritas, armed with a pair of shoulder cannons and a force field.

Yurikano De Metrio Lu
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese) and Carrie Keranen, credited as "Evelyn Lantto" (English)

Villaguilio's younger sister with some feelings for Dizelmine, who apparently perished in an incident a few years prior to the start of the series.
  • Ace Pilot: Apparently, she was one before her Heroic Sacrifice. When her soul is brought back to the world, she says her skills have apparently dulled somewhat... but she's still damn good.
  • All There in the Manual: Dawn of Memoria, a Prequel manga with an initial focus on Yurikano, actually began serialization before the anime aired. This makes her appearances in Season 1 somewhat less confusing for Japanese viewers who were reading the manga.
  • Apocalypse Maiden
  • Back from the Dead: A Double Subversion. It's just a matter of a well-timed "Get A Hold Of Yourself Man" moment in the Rin-ne to bring her soul back to the body. Unfortunately, the method used has a rather nasty side-effect. She disappears once more... only to return for good at the end of the series, after Madoka and friends convinced her to stay in the material world with Dizelmine.
  • Barrier Maiden: Her presence in Rin-ne allows her to intervene when Madoka tries to use the full power of Vox Aura.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Name dropped in Season 1, and later on has two brief appearances before her increased role in Season 2.
  • Disappears into Light: Even after her revival, she vanishes completely. She tries to disappear again in the finale, so she could stay with Dizelmine in the Rin-ne. Madoka convinces them to return to the realm of the living.
  • Empty Shell: In season 2, someone with her exact likeness appears, but she doesn't seem to be her. It's suspected that that girl is just a clone. It's really the body.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Madoka.
  • Genki Girl: During her happier days at the Dawn of Memoria manga.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To stop the war between Le Garite and De Metrio, she traps her own soul inside the Rin-ne. Forever. She's nonplussed to find out that somebody is capable of accessing Rin-ne through Vox Aura.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Subverted. Her memory is not "lost" — her soul is not there to begin with due to being trapped in the Rin-ne.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: With Dizelmine, which was ultimately cancelled.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Madoka accuses her of not explaining the reasons behind her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Posthumous Character: She's already dead via Heroic Sacrifice before the beginning of the series. All Polyhedron characters except Grania has a fond memory of her. Then someone with her exact likeness appears. Then it's revealed that it's really her body, without her soul. And then her soul is brought back to Madoka's body. So she's not virtually-dead anymore. And then she Disappears into Light so she's virtually-dead again. And then she comes back for real at the end.
  • P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl: The poster girl to Izo's P.O.V. boy during Dawn of Memoria.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Izo, Kirius and Array are equally surprised to learn that she is their student-instructor during their academy days in Dawn of Memoria.
  • Something Only They Would Say: When the De Metrio trio encounters her in Madoka's body, they ask her to do this to prove her identity. When she later speaks to Villaguilio, she becomes Genre Savvy and does this trope without prompting.
  • Tsundere: Type B towards Dizelmine.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Defied! She want to stay in the Rin-ne with the comatose Dizelmine to atone for the extreme damage they caused to the worlds, but Madoka and friends bring them back to the materium.

Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese) and Cristina Valenzuela (English)

Villaguilio's second-in-command.

    Le Garite 

Dizelmine Fin E Ld Si
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese) and Liam O'Brien (English)

Lan's older brother and king of Le Garite. Will do anything for his people... anything.

Balance T. Moid
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese) and Vic Mignogna (English)

Dizelmine's Mad Scientist companion and advisor.

     Characters Exclusive to Dawn of Memoria 

Yan De Shia Sanu

"Voiced" by: Mikako Komatsunote 
A student in De Metrio's Royal Air Force Training Academy, she is in Yurikano's class along with Izo, Kirius, and Array. Sanu soon finds herself on the run from the military due to the fact that she possess a Memoria with an unknown Vox.