The main cast of Robotics;Notes
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Robotics Club Members
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.
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 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.
- Abusive Parents: His dad will get rough with him if he shows signs of going down any career path besides taking over the family fishing business.
- The Comically Serious
- Conflicting Loyalty: Wants to be loyal to his father, but still remains in the Robotics Club to help his friends.
- Cool Mask: As Mr. Pleiades.
- Foil: To Akiho. Both are passionate about robots, but while Akiho is idealistic, Hot-Blooded and peppy, Subaru is realistic, calm and sour.
- Incoming Ham: His tilt-glasses schtick.
- Jack of All Stats: While not as skilled an operator as Kaito, not as brilliant a programmer as Frau and not as ambitious a roboticist like Akiho, Subaru is no slouch in any category.
- Keeping Secrets Sucks: This ham is almost too large for its packaging!
- Kuudere: Type 1
- Large Ham: as Mr. Pleiades, just look at his outfit!◊
- Luminescent Blush: He's actually quite shy about physical contact with girls.
- Meaningful Name: Invoked, Kaito points out that "Subaru" is the Japanese way of saying "Pleiades" the star cluster.
- Not So Above It All: He seems like a serious student, but his Mr. Pleiades disguise shows that he can be just as silly as Akiho.
- Only Sane Man: Most of the time, especially if Kaito isn't around.
- Sempai/Kohai: Since he's actually younger than both Akiho and Kaito (who are in their third year), he always refers to them with -sempai suffix, even when told not to.
- Smart People Wear Glasses / Stoic Spectacles
- Sour Supporter: Is reluctantly brought on board with the Robotics Club, and often criticizes what Akiho is doing, such as making Gunbuild 1 too heavy to move with the small motors it has on it. Despite that however, he does offer good advice when given the opportunity for input.
- Speech Impediment: When he's nervous, he can't talk straight.
Airi/Geji-nee (Japanese for "Sister Centipede")
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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