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Characters: Robotics;Notes

The main cast of Robotics;Notes. Be warned of SPOILERS.

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Kaito Yashio

Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)

Our main character. A lazy member of the Robot Club, he is Akiho's childhood friend who is always seen playing Kill Ballad game which he ranks fifth in the world. His role in the club is Tanegamachine-3's operator and later, the pilot of Gunvarell.

Akiho Senomiya

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo (Japanese), Lindsay Seidel (English)

The President of Tanegashima High's Robot Club which her sister, Misa, founded. Very energetic and optimistic, Akiho's goal is to finish Gunpro-1 project, a project to build a real-life Humongous Mecha the club started eight years ago.
  • A-Cup Angst: Implied to be the reason she hates when Mitchie calls her "Little".
  • Always Someone Better: A gifted roboticist, but firmly believes her skills pale in comparison to her older sister's.
  • Braids of Action
  • Break the Cutie: Many bad things happen around her, such as the principal attempting to disband the Robotics club, or her sister cutting off all contact with her and later destroying Gunbuild 2 despite Akiho's attempts to protect it. Were it not for Kaito hanging around her, she'd probably suffer a massive Heroic BSOD which she probably couldn't recover from since he helps her quite a lot behind the scenes despite protesting the things she does.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Loves to do so while watching robots fight, Lamp Shaded by Kaito.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Shows shades of this in episode 5 when Kaito mentions going somewhere with Kanna. She at first tells him to have fun, then changes her mind and tells him not to have fun. Later, she gets mad that he'll do whatever the person who beats him in the Gunvarrel game, but not her, and asks if Junna beat him in the game too. She then claims that she doesn't care if he and Junna went on some silly date.
    • At the end of episode 14, after Kaito helps Frau to shut down the hacked robots, she starts attending school again. She then puts her arms around his, which causes Akiho to start spazzing out about said new relationship between the two.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Has shades of this, and sometimes goes off on a tangent about things almost seemingly at random at times.
  • Determinator: Though she's not as good as the other members in their specialties, her enthusiasm for building a mecha helps hold them together. Kaito allows her to defeat him in a Gunvarrel game after she demonstrates this trope, and tells him why they need to work on building a mecha and thus get his help. Prior to that, he would always easily beat her in the game any time she tried.
  • Expy: Considered to be the Okabe analogue in the series with her constant enthusiasm, only with robots instead of time machines.
  • Fangirl: Of robots and mecha. If it wasn't obvious.
  • Fist Pump
  • Genki Girl: Akiho is very energetic and bold, always trying to recruit people in the club. Given the fact that the club has only two members, she isn't very successful.
  • Genius Ditz: Prone to do silly things she might be, but Akiho is a good mechanic.
  • Hair Style Inertia
  • Heroic BSOD: Suffers a minor one in Episode 17 when the Robotics Club is disbanded, and a major one in Episode 19 when Misaki destroys all of the robots at the Expo, including Gunpro 2.
  • Honor Before Reason: Is hellbent on constructing Gunvarrel even though the task is simply impossible with Robotics Club's resources.
  • Hot-Blooded: She loves imitating the hot-blooded Super Robot pilots of her favourite anime - so much that her catchphrase is the attack name of the mecha from the Show Within a Show.
    "Gunvarrel Ankh STRIKER!"
  • Human Humming Bird
  • Humble Goal: Wants to finish constructing the Gunvarrel robot her sister started.
  • Ill Girl: She suffers from "Elephant Mouse Syndrome" which makes her perceive a few seconds over the course of 5 minutes, leaving her in a comatose state if she overexerts herself. This condition was caused by some kind of accident nine years before the main story starts.
  • Justice Will Prevail
  • The Leader: A combination of charisma and determination make her the ideal leader of the club
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Episode 18.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Kaito
  • Plucky Girl:
    "My only virtue is that I'm stupidly positive!"
  • The Pollyanna: Tries to be this even as things largely go downhill around her from time to time.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: When she puts her glasses on, expect a Shout-Out.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to everyone else's blue.
  • The Scrooge: Aki can be quite stingy with money. Later, when she learns about the monopole, the first thing Aki wants to do is sell it for money to buy more robot parts.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Victorious Childhood Friend
  • Wrench Wench: She is often seen wearing mechanic coveralls and actively working on the Gunbuild 1 and 2.

Subaru Hidaka

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Jarrod Greene (English)

A second-year student in the same school as Kaito and Akiho. A brilliant roboticist, Subaru's skills allowed him to win the Robo-One championship, but did so under the disguise of his "Mr. Pleiades" persona so his father would not be upset with him. Kaito later blackmails him to join the Robot Club.

Airi/Geji-nee (Japanese for "Sister Centipede")

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Apphia Yu (English)

A dual program within the IRUO app, acting as the AI interface. She dictates everything about the Kimijima Reports, from its instructions to the actual details, even though she really doesn't know what they actually mean. Geji-nee is the main AI, and she's the one who makes the actions. Airi is actually a Littlest Cancer Patient given extra time to live her life by Kou Kimijima.

Junna Daitoku

Voiced by: Sora Tokui (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

A member of the Robot Club who practices Karate. Junna was initially reluctant to join due to being afraid of robots, though was encouraged to join by Kaito. Her fear was caused when a robot nearly crushed her as a child. She is also the granddaughter of Fujita.

Kona Furugoori (nickname: Frau Kojirou ("Mrs. Kojirou" in German))

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)

Local shut-in and the socially inept creator of Kill Ballad, the wildly popular video game adaptation of the Gunvarrel anime. A brilliant programmer, Frau is the daughter of the Director of Gunvarrel, who was accused of murdering the entire Gunvarrel staff although the details of which are even more complicated. Her mother disappeared shortly after and Frau has been searching for her since.

    Other Characters 

Misaki Senomiya

Voiced By: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)

The previous leader of the Robotics Club, Misaki now works for EXOSKELETON as the company's spokeswoman and investigates the Kimijima Reports behind the scenes. Once an idealistic and energetic girl, Misaki has grown aloof and detached, never even keeping in touch with her sister, Akiho. Misaki murdered Kou Kimijima after learning of his genocidal plan. She would later be possessed by Kimijima's cybernetic ghost, becoming a pawn in the scheme she tried so desperately to prevent.

Mizuka Irei

Voiced By: Takako Honda (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English)

Irei is the owner of a local convenience store and is a motherly figure to Kaito and Akiho. Mizuka is very knowledgable about Tanegashima and various rumors that circulate the island. Her legs were paralyzed from a motorcycle accident, and, some time later, was given prosthetic robotic legs from Misaki.

Tetsuharu Fujita

Voiced By: Nobuaki Fukuda (Japanese), R Bruce Elliott (English)

The grandfather of Junna who runs the local robotics shop. He supplies the Robotics Club (both past and present) with the parts they need. His expertise in creating robots is one of the greatest. He also loves blasting Heavy Metal in his shop.

Nae Tennouji

Voiced By: Ayano Yamamoto (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English)

You may know her as the daughter of the CRT-TV shop owner, but she's now a scout and engineer of JAXA, the Japanese equivalent to NASA. After an initially shaky agreement, she provides funds to the robotics club and, later on, the temporary usage of a JAXA hanger for the usage and testing the robot.

Mitsuhiko Nagafukada

Voiced By: Yoji Ueda (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English)

A teacher from the main characters' school and the advisor of the Robotics Club. Mitsuhiko was himself once a member of the Robotics Club alongside Misaki. He's a jolly guy, though he rarely gets any respect from Akiho due to his... lazy habits.

Sumio Nagafukada

Voiced By: Tetsuo Kanao (Japanese), David Wald (English)

Mitsuhiko's bulky uncle and the president of Space Ame, the company that makes the ''Space Candy" Kaito is so fond of. Sumio funds the Robotics Club's projects in exchange for publicity and Space Ame's logo is displayed on the club's robots.

Toshiyuki Sawada

Voiced By: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)

The mysterious CEO of EXOSKELETON, the company that develops Power Suits among other robotic projects, and Misaki's supervisor. Sawada is also a member of a secret organization that opposes the Committee of 300 despite Sawada being the son of one of the committee.

Kou Kimijima

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)

The author of the Kimijima Reports, who died several years ago.

It turns out that he works for the Committee of 300 and caused the Anemone-gou incident which was in fact an experiment that would have killed all the test subjects; This was stopped by Misaki who killed him. However before his death he uploaded his consciousness to the internet and lives on through Iru-o, and now plans to execute the Committee's plans by inducing a massive solar flare that will kill the majority of the population of Earth. He uses the Kimijima Reports to manipulate people, and he has Geji-nee and Misaki (who was brainwashed by him) do his bidding in the the virtual and real worlds respectively.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Brain Uploading
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Airi mentioned that he wasn't always obsessed with the experiment and did want to help her, but he lost this when he uploaded to the net and became completely obsessed with the experiment.
  • Graceful Loser: When faced with a digital missile to the face, he starts out saying that there will be more of him eventually. Kai just tells him that even so, those who fight back will still win. He accepts this and goes out with a smile.
  • Pet the Dog: His short time with Airi may or may not be this. The flashback scene at one episode as well as Airi's words in episode 21 implied that his treatment on her was genuine, but his words in the previous episode also implied that she was merely a test subject for his consciousness-uploading experiment.
  • Evil All Along
  • Non-Action Big Bad
  • Only Mostly Dead: Was killed by Misaki. However, he uploaded his conscious into the net before this happened.
  • Walking Spoiler