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Characters: Sekirei
These are the prominent characters of Sekirei.

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Minato Sahashi

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

The Ashikabi of the North, and the main protagonist of the story. He has failed college entrance exams twice, due to his inability to deal with pressure. As a result he is seen by others as an idiot and a loser. His life changes immensely when he first meets Musubi and becomes her Ashikabi. As he gains more Sekirei over the course of the story due to his kind heart, he becomes a pivotal and powerful player in the Sekirei Plan.

Sekirei: Musubi, Tsukiumi, Matsu, Kusano, Kazehana, and Homura.

  • Above the Influence: Minato is trying his best to remain a gentlemen...even with all his Sekirei hitting on him.
  • Action Survivor: The major essence of his badass moments.
  • All-Loving Hero: Evolving into this as time goes on.
  • Apologises a Lot: Though he's getting a bit better.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He has it, but in the past he was bad at following through with it. Is doing a much better job with Kuu.
  • Big Good: For having a lot of loving, very powerful Sekirei.
  • Bi the Way: Claims he isn't, but nobody really believes him.
  • Black Comedy Rape: While discussing over-the-top ideas about the major powers in the Game, a group of Ashikabi express their fear of being molested by the Ashikabi of the North.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: In the manga, Uzume dies in his arms. He's left covered in her blood, shocking the others when they return home.
  • Book Dumb: He does not do well under pressure. When Matsu gives him a sample college entrance exam, he aces it entirely, causing her to wonder how the heck he failed it twice. She also mentions that the test she gave him was a lot harder than a normal exam as well.
  • Butt Monkey: To his mother and sister.
  • Celibate Hero: For now.
  • Character Development: His experiences and love for his Sekirei has allowed him to become a much stronger person, impressing Seo with his determination. He states it's his desire to become "someone worthy" of the faith everyone has in him.
  • Closet Key: A bisexual-variant, for Kagari.
  • Cool Down Hug: Gives a literal one to an overloaded, suicidal Homura. Lampshaded after he attempts to resolve a conflict by hugging Uzume.
    Homura: Is hugging....one of your specialties or something?
  • Cowardly Lion: Normally meek and insecure, but when push comes to shove he's stood his ground against enemy Sekirei without a second thought.
  • Crash into Hello: How he met Musubi.
  • Dare to Be Badass: After Uzume's termination, Miya tells him there's only one way to restore the broken bonds of defeated Sekirei.
    Miya:Hope lies in the last remaining one who has overcome every catastrophe since the time of legends. Sahashi-san, do you have the courage to take that position?
  • Declaration of Protection: He wants to protect the Sekirei who eventually choose him.
  • The Ditherer: Because of his insecurities, before his Character Development.
  • The Dreaded: Minato is surprised to learn people are 'terrified'' of the "Ashikabi of the North". Suffice to say, he doesn't live up to his reputation.
  • Extreme Doormat: To his sister and mom.
  • Gag Penis: Matsu is rather.....pleased the first time she sees Minato naked.
    Matsu: But Mina-tan, the data down here is much more than I expected..!
  • Game Breaker: An in-universe example. Minato gets called out by Higa as being one during the 4th stage of the Sekirei Plan; thinking that Minaka had purposefully set the system up so that Minato would end up with a majority of the top-level Sekirei.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Once Matsu hammers into him how capable he is, he begins taking an active role in strategy and tricking the enemy.
  • Go Through Me: Shields his injured Sekirei from attackers on multiple occasions, refusing to back down even from the very real possibility of being squished like a bug.
  • Guile Hero: Thanks to Matsu, he's finally realizing how to best take advantage of his Non-Action Guy status. He's managed to run a gambit on Higa, and came up with effective strategies to outsmart enemies.
  • Gut Feeling: He's rarely wrong about people, seeing the good in the Jerk with a Heart of Gold while steering clear of the Manipulative Bastard trying to make friends.
  • Heroic Bastard: Everyone but Minato seems to know his biological father is Minaka.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Due to his low confidence, though he's improving.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He has a reputation as a Depraved Bisexual among the Ashikabi community, due to his harem. People are shocked to learn the Ashikabi of the North is a pretty mild guy.
  • Hope Bringer: He's decided to become this, and it shows.
  • House Husband: Handles all manner of household chores, and generally plays the supportive domestic to his Sekirei.
  • I Didnt Mean to Turn You On: Most Ashikabi get past this after the winging, poor Minato still has to deal with this.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He experiences temptations, but his moral compass is strong enough that he rejects them.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With his Sekirei. Miya has threatened to kick him out, if it doesn't stay that way.
  • Insecure Love Interest: He often worries that he isn't worthy of his Sekirei.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore"
  • Just The Way You Are: As Kagari's Ashikabi, Minato has the power to determine his gender and mentality, but chooses to let Kagari remain who he is for now.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He's only told key info when absolutely necessary. Otherwise he's kept in the dark.
  • Lover Tug of War: Often the target of this, usually involving Tsukiumi and Musubi.
  • Lust Object: To Matsu.
  • Mad Scientist's Innocent Son: Completely unaware that his father is Big Bad Minaka.
    • No longer true as of chapter 156, as he learns from Higa that Minaka is his dad.
  • Magnetic Hero: He has a way of bringing together other Ashikabi, who are inherently rivals due to the nature of the game.
  • A Man Is Always Eager: Subverted. He's generally more flustered and nervous about the idea of sex than most of his harem.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Subverted. Minato has absolutely no problem admitting he's still a virgin, and his rejection of sexual advances from his harem is presented as evidence of his strength of character.
  • Marry Them All: His intention.
  • Mysterious Parent: Knows absolutely nothing about his father, unlike.....well....pretty much every single other character.
  • Nice Guy: And severely needed since majority of the cast are Jerkasses.
  • Non-Action Guy: The extent of his fighting is restraining (groping) Sekirei from fighting.
  • Nose Bleed: For appropriate comedic effect.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Miya and Tsukiumi are usually the ones he's trying to explain himself to.
  • Power of Trust: Considers himself unreliable, but inspires trust in others. His faith in others is almost always rewarded.
  • Protectorate: All of his Sekirei and him in turn for them.
  • Punched Across the Room: Of all Sekirei he has ironically Kagari is the only one who punched him to the point he fainted for a while.
    • Tsukiumi also did the same but using her water.
  • The Red Baron: "The Ashikabi of the North". In fitting with the others that control a territory, he's also sometimes called "Minato of the North".
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: He starts out seemingly as one.
  • Ronin: He has failed college entrance exams twice.
  • Screw Destiny: Determined to do this, and earn a happy ending for all the Sekirei and their Ashikabi.
  • Second Love: To Kazehana.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Kagari's Manly Man.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I'm happily hetero!" Unconvincingly said by Minato to Tsukiumi to try reassure her when she thinks he's cheating on her with Kagari.
  • Tell Me About My Father: He attempted to ask once, and was strictly forbidden from ever asking his mother about it again.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Happens accidentally to him a few times.
  • This Loser Is You: He's a pretty average guy, right up until Musubi literally crashed into his life.
  • Tired of Running: Rejects multiple chances to quit the Sekirei Plan and escape the city, and after Uzume's termination makes the decision to fight with the intention of winning.
  • True Companions: One of his most appealing traits that has made his Sekirei love him and a formidable group.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Takes the whole "Battle Alien" thing in stride. And takes Kagari's unstable gender in stride, simply stating that Kagari is fine as himself.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Both the giver and receiver of this trope, in particular when talking down a suicidal Kagari.
  • You Are Not Alone: A defining part of his interactions with others, especially as the series progresses and he becomes more confident.

Musubi #88

Voiced by: Saori Hayami (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)

Minato's first Sekirei. She is somewhat dim-witted and clueless, but holds an incredible strength of will and compassion for others. A power-type Sekirei, she is a close-combat fighter with amazing strength. As a child, she was kidnapped by unknown forces and rescued by the 2nd Discipline Squad. Her core was badly damaged during her captivity, driving Yume to sacrifice her own existence and pass her core on to Musubi.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi


Kusano (Kuu) #108

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

Minato's second Sekirei, who considers him her "big brother" and future husband. The youngest of the Sekirei, she is a cheerful and innocent girl with the power to control plants. She was forced out into the world early, after Mikogami attempted to capture her and used her powers to build a forest to protect her. Dubbed the "Green Girl", she called out to Minato in dreams until he was able to rescue her.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi


Matsu #02

Voiced by: Aya Endo (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

Minato's third Sekirei, a perverted techopath in hiding from MBI. She originally viewed Musubi as a rival, but quickly decides watching the others fight over Minato is more entertaining. As Sekirei #02, she knows many secrets about the Sekirei Plan and provides the others with information and tactical support from the safety of her room.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi

  • The Ageless: Appears about the same age as all the others, but she was an adult at a time when even Homura was still an infant.
  • Anything That Moves: She has shown "interest" in a number of people, of both genders. Not to mention Homura...
  • Badass Biker Babe: In the Anime.
  • Badass Bookworm: While primarily the brains of the operation, she's capable of handling herself in battle as well.
  • The Cracker: Her primarily role, hacking various databases.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Auburn eyes to match her hair.
  • Detached Sleeves: Subtle enough to almost look like it simply doesn't have shoulders.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: She's often trying to jump Minato, which is played for comedy.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Her various inventions come in handy, from tracking devices to hidden radios to net-launchers.
  • Guy on Guy Is Hot: She certainly thinks so!
  • Hacker Cave: Her bedroom.
  • Hot Scientist: Like all Sekirei, she's extremely attractive.
  • In-Series Nickname: Perverted Glasses (Miya), The Pervert (Mutsu)
  • Interrupted Intimacy: The only reason Minato is still a virgin.
  • Kill Sat: She sometimes "borrows" MBI's to deal with opponents.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: While a complete pervert, people genuinely like her anyway.
  • Meganekko: Very much so.
  • Mission Control: While she seems capable of holding her own in a (non-melee) fight, she performs better in this role.
  • More Deadly Than The Male: An "intellect"-type Sekirei, she makes use of things such a Kill Sat and various gadgets when forced to deal with enemies. And as Miya points out, she's actually one of Minato's most ruthless Sekirei when necessary.
  • Ms. Exposition: She's the one Minato turns to, whenever he needs information. As such, she's the major source for info-dumps in the series.
  • Playful Hacker: Even when it isn't necessary, she likes to peek in on systems. Her powers actually allow her to monitor computer systems, though her own hacking skills are necessary to do anything beyond looking.
  • Qipao: Her main outfit closely resembles this.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She wears it loose, except for two long braids in the front.
  • The Smart Girl: Her role in the group.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: It isn't clear whether she actually needs them or is simply invoking this trope.
  • Super Prototype: Due to the special adjustments Takehito gave her.
  • Technopath: She can access computers and even satellites with her mind.
  • Third-Person Person: Played straight in the original, averted in the dub.
  • You Are Number Two


Tsukiumi #09

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (JP), Lydia Mackay (EN)

Minato's fourth Sekirei, a proud and bad-tempered woman with control over water. She is the youngest Single Number, and initially holds a deep contempt for Ashikabi to the extent she planned to kill Minato. After he defends her, though, she is deeply moved and agrees to become his wife — considering the other Sekirei his "concubines". She fights constantly with the others for Minato's affection, but also cares deeply for them and considers them her comrades.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi


Kazehana #03

Voiced by: Yukana (JP), Stephanie Young (EN, as Kelly McHalen])

Minato's fifth Sekirei, a deeply romantic woman that has power over the wind. A shameless flirt, she drinks heavily and enjoys pushing the limits of the rules at Izumo Inn in terms of "indecent behavior". She challenges Minato to prove himself to her, and agrees to become his Sekirei when she witnesses the depth of his love for them. While rarely serious, she is a skilled fighter and one of the strongest Sekirei.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi


Homura #06/Kagari

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (JP), Leah Clark (EN)

Minato's sixth Sekirei. One of the residents of Izumo Inn, he goes by the alias of "Kagari" and works at a Host Club while concealing his identity as a Sekirei. He also serves as the Sekirei Guardian and wields power over flames, protecting unwinged Sekirei from harassment by humans or attacks by other Sekirei. Stated to be a prototype, his powers are extremely unstable and he has no default gender, though requested to be male. Over time, his body begins to change gender in reaction to Minato and in despair, he attempts to either kill Minaka or himself. After being talked down by Minato and winged, he comes to accept himself.

Ashikabi: Minato Sahashi

  • Absolute Cleavage: Once he's winged, he starts wandering around with his shirt unbuttoned very low. An omake features Minato worrying about how Kagari doesn't seem to realize it, and he's not sure where he's supposed to look anymore.
  • Aloof Ally: At first before becoming Minato's sixth Sekirei.
  • Animal Motifs: All his named attacks are themed after snakes or dragons.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: It's......complicated.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one as the Sekirei Guardian.
  • Bishōnen: The most popular Host at his club.
  • Broken Bird: His powers and physical sex are highly unstable, which gives him complicated body and gender issues. As a result of this, he believes himself to be broken and plans to murder Minaka or die trying. His suicide attempt is interrupted by Minato, who convinces him to go on living. He's very slowly beginning to get better.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: These are the flames of my pledge, burn the Karma of my Ashikabi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Completely unable to confess his feelings.
  • The Casanova: Before reacting to Minato.
  • Compensated Dating: Shown going on one with Takami, in order to make up for the time he took off to protect Kusano.
  • Death Seeker: Believed he could not live for himself, and intended to die rather than be Minaka's pawn. Minato talks him out of it, with a bonus Cool Down Hug.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Minato responds by insisting it isn't pity.
  • False Reassurance: Homura's infamous "This doesn't interest me at all" line.
  • Flawed Prototype
  • Gender Bender: Once he began to react to Minato's presence, Homura's body became like that of a female's while retaining his male mind. However, it's heavily implied that the transformation wasn't completed and he retains a certain significant male part.
  • Hermaphrodite: Implied. Ever since he began to react to Minato, Homura has gained a feminine body structure and breasts, but he compares himself to a slug (an animal with both sexual organs), and implies that while his overall appearance is female, he still has certain male parts intact.
  • Host Club: Works at one, and is their #1 Host.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: He wanted to have a female Ashikabi, but ended up reacting to Minato, a man. Homura isn't happy about it and acts quite Tsundere to Minato, but is slowly accepting his feelings for him.
  • Incompatible Orientation: A more complicated case than the usual. Since Minato is heterosexual, Homura began to turn into a woman after reacting to him.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Refusing to be a trophy in Minaka's "Game", Homura attempted to commit suicide through self-immolation. Minato and his Sekireis arrived just in time to stop him and Minato winged him, saving his life.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku"
  • Ladykiller in Love: Towards Minato.
  • Last Name Basis: Homura still uses Minato's family name, unlike his other Sekirei.
  • Leave Me Alone: Often throws this at Minato, when he tries to help.
  • Meaningful Name: Homura simply means "Flame". His alias of "Kagari" also counts, as it was purposefully chosen for its meaning, "Bonfire". He explains it as reflecting his wish to protect and guide unwinged Sekirei. Later, he admits this desire to protect and guide now applies to Minato.
  • Mysterious Protector: Was this at first for wingless Sekirei at Takami's request.
  • Mystical White Hair: A hint of his true nature, as a Sekirei and a rare elemental type.
  • No Biological Sex: Homura had no set gender to begin with. He asked to be adjusted to become a male, but once he began to react to Minato's presence his body took the matter into its own hands.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Tsukiumi and Musubi still fall for it, though.
  • Playing with Fire: His elemental ability, which is completely unique among the Sekirei.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Minato's Sensitive Guy.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Always dressed in fashionable clothing.
  • The Sixth Ranger: The last to officially join Minato's team.
  • Smoking Is Cool/Smoking Is Glamorous: His smoking is typically portrayed as part of his allure.
  • Tsundere: Wasting time acting like he doesn't have feelings for Minato. Homura once punches him in the face right after getting all blushy and dere, for crying out loud. It was most severe when he began to react to Minato, but still has shades of it on occasion. He readily blames Tsukiumi for "infecting" him.
  • You Are Number Six


Miya Asama #00/01

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

The landlady of Maison Izumo. Her late husband was the head researcher of the Sekirei Plan, giving her considerable insight into its secrets. She is a skilled swordswoman, and offers training to help improve the skills of Minato's Sekirei. In truth, she is Sekirei #01, though she has retired from the game and remains neutral to hold Karasuba in check. Her exact nature is unknown, but she claims to be a being that is not human or Sekirei, and states she is something akin to a goddess.

  • The Ageless: She hasn't aged at all in the 20 years since Minaka and Takami found her.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Her neutrality is vital to keeping Karasuba in check.
  • Badass: Is the Sekirei definition of this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She gets pretty scary whenever her Demon Head pops up, despite having a nice smile on her face.
  • Cool Big Sis: When called a mother figure, she corrects it by stating she's this instead.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes.
  • Demon Head/Looming Silhouette of Rage: She is a master of this, able to use it to intimidate over the phone.
  • Determined Widow: An adviser to Minato, especially since he's taken up her husband's task.
  • The Dreaded: The legendary "Hannya of the North", a being so feared that the North remains relatively peaceful and the various forces controlling the rest of the city normally stay out.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: Her neutrality is essential to keeping Karasuba in check.
  • God Was My Copilot: Miya keeps her true identity hidden from Minato, Musubi, Kusano, and Tsukiumi for much of the story. After Uzume's termination, she finally reveals herself to Minato and agrees to share all her knowledge with him.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever she's particularly angry. It's played completely for laughs.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: And she certainly does.
  • Guy on Guy Is Hot: Blushes when Homura confides in her that he might attack and rape Minato's behind.
    Homura: I'm already at my limit. At this rate even my male side will react, and will I assail that moron's back?
  • Hair Color Spoiler: Her lilac hair is one of many hints that she's a Sekirei.
  • Harem Nanny: Keeps the antics in Izumo Inn to a minimum, sometimes with threats of physical violence.
  • Heartbroken Badass: She remains in mourning for her husband, even years later.
  • The High Queen: She is the Queen of the Sekirei, though what exactly this means is unclear. Regardless, once she retired and became a neutral player, she settled into this role.
  • Hime Cut: Often with the sides pulled back with a paper tie. When it comes down, worry.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Her signature style, with not a single movement wasted.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Her forte, allowing her to perform amazing feats.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for what happened to her husband.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi"
  • Jerkass: Has a tendency to be this, especially with her insults.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Harsh as she can be, she genuinely cares about her tenants.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: They just ARE.
  • Lady of War: An elegant, composed lady who practices Iaijutsu. Everything she does is pure elegance.
  • Landlady: And nothing else, isn't that right everyone?
  • Lethal Chef: Originally, her cooking was so terrible that Takehito couldn't even swallow. It turns out that Seo taught her how to cook.
  • Marry for Love: Miya states she's never been winged, because her One True Love wasn't an Ashikabi.
  • Master Swordsman: THE master swordsman of the series.
  • The Mourning After: Still mourns Takehito's death.
  • The Nicknamer: Doles them out to her tenants, often unflattering ones.
  • One Woman Army: Sinking aircraft carriers with a single stroke.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Seo is her favorite target, but few people are safe.
  • Past Life Memories: She possesses all the collective memories of the other 7 pillars from the past, who she states are all her other selves.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Those who know her true identity have stated that if she were to actually fight, the capital would be completely destroyed. Merely speaking to her on the street was enough to make Blood Knight Karasuba so excited that she needed to kill someone RIGHT AWAY.
  • Purple Eyes: Hinting she's far more than she seems.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her signature color, in line with her mysterious and regal nature.
  • Physical Goddess: The Pillar of the Sekirei, and mistress of Kouten. Takami once told Kusano that #01 was the "queen", but Miya corrects this by stating she's a goddess.
  • Razor Wind: Her signature technique back in the day.
  • The Red Baron: The "Hannya of the North".
  • Retired Badass: Stepped away from the events of the Capitol, choosing to live a quiet and humble life. At least, until Minato and Musubi showed up in her yard.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: To Karasuba with her bare hands after learning of her husband's death, though Miya does not finish her off.
  • Super Prototype: Even moreso than the others Takehito adjusted.
  • Sword Beam: Included in her signature technique back in the day.
  • Team Mom: Acts this way towards Minato's group as the landlady.
  • Terror Hero: People are genuinely surprised to learn she isn't evil, as her reputation suggests.
  • Widow Woman: She loves to remind people she's a "beautiful widow" and nothing more. Right?!
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: She's relied on this ever since her retirement.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In addition to looking the part (see the kimono) Miya has the composed, articulate charm of a classic matron. even while training swordfighters. She can deliver deadly warnings with the same sweet civility.
  • You Are Number One: Originally #00, but renumbered to #01.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or lavender hair, at least.

     Discipline Squad 

The Discipline Squad is a specialized unit used by MBI to enforce the rules of the Sekirei Plan. Their membership has changed over the years, but their purpose in eliminating threats remains the same. They are the primary antagonists of the series.


Natsuo Ichinomi

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Anthony Bowling (EN)

An MBI clerk for the pharmaceutical department and Ashikabi of the Disciplinary Squad. He is a deeply cynical person, and harbors a deep hatred of the world because of the death of his lover, a military doctor. To most, he comes across as casual and unconcerned about the events taking place around him, with his true intentions known only to Karasuba.

Sekirei: Karasuba, Benitsubasa, Haihane

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A brunette in the anime, but his hair is white in the manga.
  • Bishōnen: Well-dressed and very easy on the eyes.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes/Icy Blue Eyes: Completely cold and dispassionate.
  • Cool Car: He likes to take rides in it with Karasuba.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The death of his lover.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Nothing fazes him, and he keeps smiling cheerfully whether his life is in danger or his Sekirei are brutally slaughtering their victims.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He seems very friendly and polite. However, it's all a cover for how utterly empty inside he is.
  • It Amused Me: Responded to Karasuba's request to help her destroy the world was, "Sure, why not?". She describes him as a whimsical man.
  • The Mourning After: His lover was a military doctor, killed in action. As a result, he's given up on the world.
  • Mr. Exposition: A source of valuable information when Minato first meets him, revealing just why attacking an Ashikabi is forbidden by the rules.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: He casually wonders why Minato doesn't kill him, since doing so would eliminate the Discipline Squad and remove much of MBI's power over the Sekirei.
  • Non-Action Guy: As typical of an Ashikabi, he sits back and lets his Sekirei do all the killing.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As befits a representative of the company.
  • Stepford Smiler: A more low-key example. He seems cheerful and carefree, but he's really dead inside and just waiting for the world to end.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't show much genuine emotion, unconcerned about the carnage and chaos that go on around him.
  • Straight Gay: Much to Benitsubasa's frustration.
  • The Tease: Playfully strings Benitsubasa along, giving her an Affectionate Nickname and doing absolutely nothing to discourage her from being a Hopeless Suitor.
  • While Rome Burns: It doesn't matter what kind of chaos the Sekirei Plan has caused or currently causing. He remains calm and isn't bothered. He's angry at the world and no longer cares what happens to it.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In the manga, describing himself as "empty" and genuinely unconcerned about the horror Karasuba intends to unleash on the world.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Karasuba offered him the means to destroy the world he hates, during his Despair Event Horizon.


Karasuba #04

Voiced by: Romi Park (JP), Christine Auten (EN)

The "Black Sekirei", and longtime member of the Discipline Squad. She is the primary antagonist of the series, and fully intends to destroy humanity if she claims victory. An incredibly skilled swordswoman, she is feared by other Sekirei as a monster because of her strength and blood lust. She longs for the end of the Sekirei Plan, and actively encourages Musubi to become strong enough to challenge her in the final battle.

Ashikabi: Natsuo Ichinomi

  • The Ageless: She looks the same age as other Sekirei, but was an adult when all the others were still infants.
  • Ax-Crazy: Death, destruction, and suffering are her bread and butter.
  • Badass: The second most badass (and feared) Sekirei of them all after Miya.
  • BFS: Her nodachi.
  • Big Bad: Eagerly awaiting the day she'll become this for Musubi.
  • Blood Is the New Black: Played straight, and also used for comedy. She's often left splattered with blood after dealing with targets, and a side story parodies this with Musubi's flashback of a Super-Deformed Karasuba coming to tell her about the new Hot Springs that just opened. Arrows point to splatters of blood, noting it to be from her victims.
  • Blood Knight: She lives to take on strong opponents, which is the only reason she keeps Musubi around as a Morality Pet. She's grooming her to be an opponent worthy of the Final battle.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: This is the Blade of my Pledge. Exterminate the sworn enemies of my Ashikabi!
  • Close-Call Haircut: Ends up losing her long hair, when she narrowly escapes Kaho's Norito. Since she's pragmatic to the extreme, she uses her coat and lost hair as a decoy....
  • Coat Cape: She wears her grey coat this way, as did most of the original Discipline Squad.
  • Combat Sado Masochist: Excited by killing, as well as the very idea of facing opponents capable of killing her. She discusses almost dying at Miya's hands as something positive, and longs to experience it again.
  • Combat Stilettos
  • Dodge the Bullet: Shown to be able to dodge automatic weapon fire at close range, in both the anime's prologue and the Kamikura island flashback. She does it while wearing a full-on Slasher Smile.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone fears her. EVERYONE. That Musubi gets along with her shocks many.
  • Driven to Suicide: She goaded Takehito into making his Heroic Sacrifice, by asking if he intended to abandon the Sekirei. He took the bait.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Only early on though.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She comes across as very nice most of the time. It's probably because she's thinking about killing everyone around her.
  • For the Evulz: She doesn't seem to have any reason for doing things other than because she loves destruction.
  • Four Is Death: And few people survive an encounter with Sekirei #04.
  • Gray Eyes: Signifying danger.
  • Hero Killer: The only time anyone has survived facing her was either because they managed to escape, or she lost interest in them. With the one exception of Miya...
  • How Do You Like Them Apples?: She seems to be incredibly fond of them. At one point, she brings a basket of them to Musubi and offers her one with a creepy smile.
  • Idiot Hair: An evil example.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: She can dodge bullets at close range, slice and dice with amazing precision, and stop a full charge within a second.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Unlike Miya, she doesn't even have a Sword Beam, just... a sword.
  • Kick the Dog: Terrorized, mocked, and threatened a fledgling Sekirei she was supposed to be rescuing. Kaho grew up with the goal of proving her wrong.
  • Lady of War: A antagonistic version of this trope. And her reason for fighting is simply "to watch the world burn". Classy...
  • Limit Break: Mei no Tachi - "Kuon" (Blade of the Underworld - "Eternal Rage"). Her Norito is revealed to actually be quite weak, due to lacking any emotional bond with her Ashikabi.
  • Made of Evil: Kaho suggests this may be her true nature.
  • Master Swordsman: Her primary ability as a Sekirei.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: And the Genre Savvy people do.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She wants to watch the world burn and loves killing.
  • One Woman Army: Once left a pile of corpses for Yume to see, after slaughtering human soldiers.
  • Psycho for Hire: Really the one reason she's still on the Discipline Squad.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Obsessed with Yume, and by extension, Musubi. Further hinted at, when Natsuo talks about his deceased lover. His comments about "hating the world where the person he loves no longer exists" makes her think of Yume.
  • Red Baron: The Black Sekirei.
  • The Rival: To Musubi (or more accurately, to Yume).
  • Scars Are Forever: Hints at the existence of a scar left from when she almost died at Miya's hands.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Dishes these out like candy. She was once on the receiving end of one thanks to Miya, who did it with her BARE HANDS. Karasuba recalls it fondly and wants to experience that "fear and pain" again.
  • Slasher Smile: When she gets worked up.
  • The Social Darwinist: Her hatred of humans is based on them being "weak". Similarly, she once tried to kill Kaho as a small child, because she considers weak Sekirei useless.
  • Super Prototype: Due to the special adjustments given to her by Takehito.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: An androgynous, female example.
  • Woman in Black: ABSOLUTELY. She's hands down the most dangerous Sekirei around.
  • Worthy Opponent: How she feels towards Yume. She wants to fight Musubi for this very reason.
  • You Are Number Four
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Benitsubasa #105

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (JP), Trina Nishimura (EN, as Anita Neukar)

Known by the title of the "Red Sekirei". She has a vicious temper, as well as serious insecurities about her figure, and enjoys causing pain to her opponents. A close-combat fighter, her abilities allow her to cause massive destruction. Completely in denial of her Ashikabi's sexuality, she is often the butt of her squadmate's jokes. After the battle on the bridge, she becomes obsessed with killing Musubi.

Ashikabi: Natsuo Ichinomi


Haihane #104

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (JP), Clarine Harp (EN)

Known by the title of the "Blue Sekirei". She is far more laidback than Benitsubasa, and takes any opportunity to mock her over her various shortcomings. Her weapon is a pair of clawed gauntlets, and her body is covered in scars from injuring herself on multiple occasions. Unlike her partner, she is an intelligent and level-headed fighter....as well as completely aware of their Ashikabi's sexuality. She claims to simply admire his personality, but is extremely protective of him and easily flustered when he mentions kissing.

Ashikabi: Natsuo Ichinomi

     MBI 

A pharmaceutical company that rose dramatically in prominence roughly twenty years ago, thanks to the discovery of the Sekirei. Utilizing the technology discovered on the crashed vessel, it has become an incredibly powerful company and owns almost everything in the capitol. With their own private military force and the Discipline Squad, the company has almost unlimited resources and command of the city. It oversees the care and maintence of the Sekirei, as well as forcing them to participate in the Sekirei Plan.

Hiroto Minaka

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP), Chuck Huber (EN)

The eccentric chairman and founder of MBI, and the father of Minato and Yukari. Hiroto has completely taken over the city with MBI in order to implement Sekirei Plan in which all Sekirei and their Ashikabi must participate.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist/Bold Explorer: Attempting to be this, prior to discovering the Sekirei.
  • Affably Evil: For an evil dude, he's pretty friendly. It's genuine, even when he's planning to screw people over.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Minato.
  • Ascended Fanboy: And how.
  • Big Bad: The man behind the entire Sekirei Plan, controlling everything.
    • Non-Action Big Bad: He's not a fighter at all, relying on his soldiers and the Discipline Squad to handle all violent matters.
  • Big Entrance: Hanging from a rope ladder, extended from an MBI helicopter. ....it turns out it's Actually a Doombot, which warns that is about to explode. Homura cannot resist the chance to Kill It with Fire anyway.
  • Bumbling Dad: Minaka has shown interest in meeting his children, Yukari at least, in a rather bumbling and loving manner.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Sports one often.
  • The Chess Master: The head of the Sekirei Plan, literally using everyone involved as his game pieces.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The corrupt corporate executive of the series. He can pretty much do whatever he wants, due to his power and influence.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Escape hatches? Robotic messengers? An emergency escape rocket? He apparently keeps stuff around just in case he gets a chance to use them.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He seems to have thought of everything, and Matsu admits nothing will slow him down for long.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He always seems one step ahead of everyone else, with everything playing into his game.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely cares about Takami, and has expressed interest in being a father to Yukari and Minato. Takami STRICTLY FORBIDS him from being part of the family.
  • Evil Laugh: He loves to do this one. Lampshaded in the anime, when his laugh tapers off to coughing when he pushes it too far.
  • Fiction 500: His company is one.
  • Game Master: Fancies himself one.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His Sekirei ancestry is what allowed him to enter and reactivate the crashed Sekirei ship.
  • It Amused Me: Pretty much his reason for doing anything.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi"
  • Large Ham: Especially during his speeches.
  • Law Enforcement, Inc.: Turned MBI into this when he took control of Tokyo and all authority.
  • Let no Crisis Go to Waste: Takes full advantage of the Bridge escape to justify stricter control of the capital, claiming it to be a "terrorist attack".
  • Locked into Strangeness: Flashbacks show that he, along with Takami, had black hair before they found the Sekirei ship.
  • Mad Scientist: To the core. Everything he does seems to be for his own amusement and SCIENCE, with no concern for the morality of his actions.
  • Man in White: Dresses in all white.
  • Mega Corp./N.G.O. Superpower: MBI and his control over it and Tokyo.
  • Nice Shoes: Hidden platforms in his boots, to make him look taller.
  • Parental Abandonment: It is shown that he hasn't been in touch with his children for years or never met them to begin with. He has shown interest in knowing how Yukari turned out to be, but Takami doesn't want him near their kids.
  • This Page Will Self-Destruct: A life-like robot states this after delivering a message to the heroes. Homura takes the chance to Kill It with Fire on reflex.
  • Touched by Vorlons: He and Takami discovered something during their researches. It also gave them white hair.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Beneath his eccentric behavior is a ruthless individual toying with the hearts and lives of human and Sekirei alike.
  • The Wonka: Eccentric, but undeniably brilliant and ruthless.

Takami Sahashi

Voiced by: Miki Itō (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN)

The mother of Minato and Yukari, MBI's head researcher, and the person in charge of the Sekirei Plan. She often expresses disapproval over how Hiroto is going about the plan.

  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A single line down her face.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Like Minaka and her children, she's a descendant of ancient Sekirei and she inherited their traits.
  • Hot Scientist: And a hot mom to boot.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Flashbacks show that she, along with Minaka, had black hair before they found the Sekirei ship.
  • Mysterious Parent: Her own children don't know much about her.
  • Parental Abandonment: Well, she didn't abandon her kids per se, but Minato mentions that she worked a lot, so both him and his sister didn't get to spend much time with her. When we do see her, she clearly has a lot going on since she works for MBI.
  • Scars Are Forever: She's left with a scar down her face, after being attacked by Yomi.
  • Secret Relationship: Minaka is the father of her children, and is strictly prohibited from joining the Sahashi family or telling anyone he's the father.
  • Slasher Smile: Now we know where Yukari got it.
  • Smoking Is Cool/Smoking Is Glamorous: Frequently shown smoking, playing up how cool she is. When dressed up for a night on the town, she immediately has Homura give her a light.
  • So Proud of You: She's genuinely proud of Minato for standing up to her. ......she gleefully has him arrested anyway.
  • Team Mom: To the Sekirei she adjusted.
  • Touched by Vorlons: She and Minaka discovered something during their researches. It also gave them white hair.
  • Years Too Early: Minato is not ready to stand up to his mother.

Takehito Asama

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

Miya's late husband and Seo's best friend. A researcher of the MBI, he was the discoverer of the winging system, Norito, and the existence of the Ashikabi. He was the adjuster of the first generation Disciplinary Squad ( Miya, Matsu, Kazehana, Karasuba, and Mutsu), Homura, Uzume, Hikari, and Hibiki. After witnessing the destructive power of the first generation, he comes to doubt the intentions of Minaka and the change of the S-Plan from scientific study to a battle royale. He eventually comes to oppose the Sekirei Plan, but died stopping an out-of-control Jinki and was never to see his plans through. Seo was given an unspecified task by him, and Miya continues to carry on his will.

  • The Atoner: He was attempting to be this, before his death.
  • Bishōnen: Youthful and incredibly handsome.
  • Demon Head/Looming Silhouette of Rage: Miya apparently learned it from him.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Went out with a smile, after apologizing to Miya.
  • Happily Married: Was to Miya in the little we know about him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed himself to save everyone trapped in MBI's main headquarters.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Miya.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Regretted making the first five Sekireis so powerful and his involvement in the Sekirei Plan which he was against.
  • Posthumous Character: He's been dead for years by the time of the series, making all his appearances flashbacks.
  • Retirony: He wanted to start a family, and had quit MBI....then he got a call to go help them out one last time. He tells Miya it'll be fine, and he'll be back soon. He never makes it home.
  • Someone Has to Die: He felt he was the logical choice, being the only normal human in range of the Jinki.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: Apologized to Miya prior to dying.
  • Take Up My Sword: Minato has unknowingly taken up his goals, thanks in no small part to grooming by Miya and Seo. Seo also seems to have been charged with a yet-to-be-revealed task.
  • Tragic Dream: He longed to free Miya, and all the other Sekirei as well. Since he wasn't an Ashikabi, freeing Miya was impossible for him and his death prevented him from doing more than laying the foundation for Minato.

     The Southern Territory 


Hayato Mikogami

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

The Ashikabi of the South. A wealthy and spoiled teenager, he is known as a collector of Sekirei and aggressively pursues any target that catches his interest. While extremely cunning and ruthless, he is also very childish and treats the Sekirei Plan like a very exciting game rather than a serious life-and-death conflict. Because of this, he tends to stick to the rules and will step in to prevent others from cheating.

Sekirei: Mutsu, Akitsu, Yomi, Mitsuha, Mitsuki, Taki, Himeko, Juusa, and Momo

  • Abduction Is Love: Infamous for aggressively pursuing Sekirei, and forcefully winging them. It's unclear how many of his Sekirei were victims, but the trope is played straight in that they all seem genuinely fond of him.
  • Abusive Parents: Possibly, in that they're stated to be extremely controlling and threatened to send him off to live alone on the other side of the planet again if he misbehaves a second time.
  • Adopt the Dog: Invoked in-universe with his relationship with Mutsu, as he's explicitly compared to an "abandoned dog" that Mutsu picked up. In turn, his relationship with Akitsu is one big Pet the Dog moment.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Miko-sama", by most of his Sekirei.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Ignores his harem of attractive female Sekirei, but expresses interest in whether the male one will react if "kissed anywhere else".
  • Anti-Villain: His later development makes him into a Type II, in contrast to his first appearance.
  • Ascended Fanboy: An avid gamer playing a real life game! He's the only one thrilled whenever Minaka announces some new rule or twist.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: His Sekirei note his tendency to be easily distracted by anything new, interesting, or rare.
  • Benevolent Boss: Of the Affably Evil variety, if Hikari's complaints about his Sekirei are anything to go by. Turns out to be true, as his response to Mitsuha's termination is to immediately fret over Akitsu and then order everyone to be careful.
  • Big Fancy House: A western-styled mansion, filled with his collection of Pretty Freeloaders.
  • Bishōnen: Hikari and Hibiki even comment on his looks, as one of the many things about the Southern Sekirei that make them jealous.
  • Blithe Spirit: His stated intention if he were to win, as he considers the world too restricting and unexciting.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's much younger than the other Ashikabi, and seems to actively attempt to get on their nerves.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In an otherwise ordinary side story, he yells at the narration to shut up.
  • Break the Haughty: He goes into his match with Sanada confident, but quickly finds himself helplessly watching his Sekirei get slaughtered in rapid succession.
  • Characterization Marches On: At first, ruthless and cruel with his Face Framed in Shadow. Subsequent appearances portray him to be extremely cunning, but also hyperactive and easily distracted by anything he considers exciting.
  • Classic Villain: In his first appearance. Later on, not so much.
  • Closet Key: Bisexual-variant, for Mutsu.
  • The Collector: His reputation proceeds him as a collector of Sekirei.
  • The Dandy: Just look at him.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He states that prior to meeting Mutsu, his life was empty and he always longed for "something amazing" to happen to him.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's book smart, and able to outwit adults.....but he's also got ZERO common sense.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Expresses disgust at how Higa treats his Sekirei like disposable things, and wonders if he actually hates them.
  • Fair Play Villain: Generally, he considers it important to stick to the rules of the Sekirei Plan. This brings him into direct opposition with the East, since Higa continually cheats.
  • Freudian Excuse: His relationship with his parents is....poor at best. His parents' treatment made him feel like he had no control over his own life, leaving him deeply resentful of the world and terrified of further abandonment. As a result, he calls his defeated Sekirei "useless" and claims to hate them, since they abandoned him.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Approaches the Sekirei Plan like a game of Pokemon.
    Mikogami: It's a natural element! It's fire! It's rare! I want one!
  • Hates Being Alone: So he's filled his home with as many Sekirei as possible.
  • Hidden Depths: Easily one of the most complex characters in the series.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: His anger towards his terminated Sekirei is actually this, as he states they abandoned him.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Shares his mansion with nearly a dozen Sekirei.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: And he cites his intelligence as one of the reasons he could never make friends.
  • It's All About Me: He's fairly self-centered, and primarily concerned with his own enjoyment of the "Game".
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku"
  • Jerkass: Arrogant, bratty, and utterly ruthless when it comes to getting what he wants. He's prone to insulting rival Ashikabi, and considers most people stupid.
  • Jumped at the Call: He's an enthusiastic participant in the Sekirei Plan, having finally gotten the chance to live a more exciting life.
  • Karma Houdini: At first. He seems to have escaped punishment for the attack on Takami, possibly because this allowed the "Green Girl" game to occur. However, it's later averted when his karma definitely catches up to him later on. Sanada's real Amazon Brigade slaughter almost all his Sekirei in a matter of moments, with Akitsu sacrificing herself to defeat them.
  • Keet: Veers into this on occasion, especially when something exciting happens.
  • Last Name Basis: His butler is the only one who calls him by his personal name, Hayato.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Ignored by his parents, and completely friendless until he met Mutsu.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy: To Mutsu.
  • Man in White: Usually dressed in his fancy, all-white suit with gold accents.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: His first few appearances suggest this, but it's quickly blown out the window when it's revealed he's simply a bratty teenager.
  • Moral Myopia: He's not above crossing lines to get what he wants, such as attacking other Ashikabi in his quest to obtain a new Sekirei. However, he reacts poorly to slights against him, even ordering Mutsu to take care of Yukari after she hits him.
  • Non-Action Guy: He claims to know "self-defense". He doesn't.
  • Off to Boarding School: It's mentioned that his parents punished him for acting up in the past by sending him to live by himself in America for a while. This seems to have been their version of grounding him.
  • Old Retainer: His caretaker and driver, Hasegawa. He seems to think the Sekirei are his master's "friends".
  • Only Friend: During his battle with Sanada, he describes his Sekirei as the only friends he's ever had.
  • Parental Abandonment: States his parents have always ignored him, other than when he got into trouble or proved useful in raising their status.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: While hanging on to Mutsu's Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Princely Young Man: He's very wealthy.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Described by Mutsu as his "abandoned dog" expression. It is super-effective against him.
  • The Red Baron: "Mikogami of the South", in acknowledgement of his control of the southern portion of the city.
  • Rescue Romance: Mutsu rescued him from a violent mugging, though the "romance" part is still unclear.
  • Rich Boredom: Expresses that he hated his dull and uneventful life, prior to joining the Sekirei Plan.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Mutsu's Manly Man.
  • Shoo the Dog: To Akitsu, telling her that since she's not really his Sekirei, she doesn't have to fight for him anymore. While she initially fears that she's being discarded again, he makes it clear that isn't the case.
  • Spoiled Brat: The "lavished with material goods in place of affection" variant.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To any Sekirei he decides he wants, such as Kusano and Shiina.
  • Teen Genius: Already a college graduate at the age of 15.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers an extremely effective one to Higa.
  • Tsurime Eyes: To match his temperamental personality.
  • Villainous Rescue: Rescues Minato and his Sekirei when they're ambushed by Uzume, forcing her to retreat. He later shows up during the assault on Izumo Inn, sending Mutsu to protect Miya and eventually forcing Higa to retreat after lecturing him on his failure as an Ashikabi.

Mutsu #05

Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)

A reserved and serious swordsman, as well as one of the few male Sekirei. He is one of the founding members of the Discipline Squad, and now serves as the bodyguard for the Ashikabi of the South, Mikogami. More often than not, he serves as a Voice Of Reason and attempts to keep his master out of harm's way, a duty that has thus far kept him out of battle. He is noted by his former allies as being a difficult person to get to know, but is deeply devoted to his young master and turns out to be surprisingly kind, even to his enemies.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


Akitsu *scrapped* (Formerly #07)

Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (JP), Jenny Jaffe (EN)

A Sekirei that was discarded, after her tuning failed. She is not considered officially part of the Sekirei Plan, but considers Mikogami her master after he took her in. Quiet and subdued, she often forgets to wear her underwear but is one of Mikogami's most trusted and powerful Sekirei. She is a rival to Homura, and has faced him many times in battle.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami (Unofficially)

  • Absolute Cleavage: And it seemed to get larger with the progression of the series.
  • Badass: Powerful enough to give any Sekirei a run for their money.
  • Black Sheep: Her role as being scrapped.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Escaped MBI wearing nothing but a lab coat and a man's shirt, splattered in blood. It wasn't her blood.
  • Broken Bird: Ooooh, boy.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: This is the ice of my pledge....shatter the misfortunes of my Ashikabi!
  • Chained by Fashion: She wears a chain around her neck and uses it to hold her kimono shut. It shatters just prior to her finally being Winged.
  • The Champion: She lives for her Ashikabi, and for her fellow Southern Sekirei.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's very practical, using her environment and powers to her advantage. She also knows when to bow out of a hopeless battle.
  • Dark Chick: Humble and soft-spoken, in contrast to Mikogami's many loud, obnoxious Sekirei. She's also a Lady of Black Magic as opposed to his many weapon users.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After her adjustments failed, the responsible Tuner attempted to strangle her to death. Big mistake.
  • Emotionless Girl: She seems to be this, especially at first.
  • Facial Markings: The Sekirei crest is on her forehead, rather than on her back.
  • Fate Worse than Death: She can never be winged, the very thing all Sekirei are born to experience. She seems deeply resigned to this, but expresses that she is jealous of Homura because it's a possibility for him.
  • The Four Loves: Akitsu's main wish is to find someone who will love and care for her.
  • Freakiness Shame: How Mikogami won her over. When she protested that as a Scrapped Number, she was broken and worthless, he stated it didn't matter....and instead made her special and rare.
  • Going Commando: It's usually only because she forgets to wear panties, not necessarily by choice.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She seems content with her end, thinking of her master.
  • An Ice Person: Both in powers and her calm, seemingly-emotionless demeanor.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Barely held closed by her obi and chains.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Knows when to retreat from a fight which Mitsuha didn't.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A graceful fighter using her elemental powers.
  • Limit Break: Hishoku (Ice Erosion)
  • Lucky Seven: Subverted, as she was discarded as a failure.
  • Mark of Shame: The location of her crest marks her as a Discarded Number. It vanishes when the strength of her feelings finally allows her to be Winged.
  • The Quiet One: She rarely speaks, and when she does her voice remains soft.
  • The Rival: To Homura.
  • Submissive Badass: Though exceptionally powerful, she's utterly devoted to Mikogami to the point of believing herself worthless.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Beneath her cool exterior, she's actually kind and gentle. These glimpses primarily show when interacting with her companions.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Being winged and using her Norito causes her to overload.
  • Taking You with Me: Terminates Chiyo, Hatae, and Yuna with her Norito, overloading herself in the process.
  • True Companions: She feels this way about her comrades, and it seems the feeling may be mutual.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite being discarded she's ever loyal to her would-be Ashikabi.
  • Woman in White: She evokes the classic image of a Japanese ghost, clad in a white kimono and surrounded by a supernatural chill.

Yomi #43:

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (JP), Kristi Kang (EN)

One of Mikogami's many Sekirei, sent to capture #108. She is the first opponent that Musubi faces in the Sekirei Plan.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


Mitsuha #38:

Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

One of Mikogami's Sekirei, sent to hunt down others for his collection. She makes failed attempts at capturing first Shiina, then later Homura.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


Mitsuki #39:

One of Mikogami's Sekirei, first appearing during the 3rd Stage of the Sekirei Plan. She enjoys taunting others, and uses special wires as a weapon.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


Taki #65

Voiced by: Ao Takahashi

A cheerful and elegant Sekirei, with mist powers. She is one of Mikogami's Sekirei.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


Himeko #15

One of Mikogami's Sekirei, first appearing during the 3rd stage. She expresses sympathy for Hikari and Hibiki's difficult life, but proves to be quite violent and even slightly cruel in battle. She wields a special, double-sided blade as her weapon.

Ashikabi: Hayato Mikogami


     Eastern Territory 

Izumi Higa

Voiced by: Takuma Takewaka (Season 1), Junichi Suwabe (Season 2) (JP), Jerry Jewell (EN)

The Ashikabi of the East, and the head of a powerful pharmaceutical company. He is extremely ambitious, cunning, and ruthless to the point that he treats his own Sekirei as disposable tools. Using his influence, he blackmails Uzume into serving him and bribes other Ashikabi into serving him. He opposes the Sekirei Plan, and seeks to undermine MBI's authority.

Sekirei: Toyotama, Ichiya, Oriha, Katsuragi, Shi, Sai, Kaie, Oshino, Kujou, Kaiha, and two unnamed.

  • Abduction Is Love: He is one of the Ashikabi that forcefully wings Sekirei, though he makes it clear love isn't even on the table. He also kidnaps Yukari and intends to marry her. It doesn't work out as he'd planned.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He's by far the most ambitious character, and kicks many a dog along the way towards his goal.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Holds Yukari hostage, while proposing marriage to her. It is, of course, all a plot to take advantage of who her parents are.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Receives several from Mikogami during his "The Reason You Suck" Speech. It forces him to completely re-evaluate his methods and leads to a Pet the Dog moment and the hostile takeover of his company.
  • Bad Boss: Treats his Sekirei as Mooks, making it clear that they are completely disposable to him. Toyotama's defeat seems to have made him finally realize his failings as an Ashibaki.
  • Bishōnen: According to Yukari.
  • Bodyguard Babes: Toyotama and Ichiya often act as his bodyguards.
  • Consummate Liar: Deception is one of his favorite tools, and he plays his various pawns like fiddles.
  • Corporate Warfare: His company is The Rival to the primary company, and counters their actual private army with an army of Sekirei.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: To the t.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He tries to be this, but is ultimately out-witted by various parties.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He usually introduces himself in a very polite manner, often seeming like a reasonable and friendly individual. But he quickly drops this, in favor of showing just how ruthless and cruel he can be.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He greatly resents Minato, convinced that the other has benefited so much from his father's position as Gamemaster. Even when he learns Minato was unaware of his father's identity and obtained everything through his own efforts, he continues to hate him.
  • Hostage Situation: Concocts two different ones to force Sekirei to do his bidding.
  • Humiliation Conga: Goes into a board meeting. Comes out to learn four of his Sekirei have been terminated, his hostage has been rescued, his blackmailed assassin has been terminated, and to top it off? The girl he'd kidnapped with the intention of forcing her to marry him has set fire to his penthouse before escaping. He's understandably less than pleased by the news.
  • I Will Find You: Promises a defeated Toyotama that he will come for her someday, and asks her to wait for him.
  • Jerkass: Readily uses other people to accomplish his own goals, using Chiho's life to force Uzume to do his bidding and subjecting his own Sekirei to all manner of emotional abuse.
  • Kick the Dog: Repeatedly makes it clear to his Sekirei that he has no use for them if they disobey him or fail in any way. In particular, he forces a badly injured Oriha to face Minato's three Sekirei, telling her that he has no further use for her if she can't win. He also treats Uzume this way prior to her termination by his own Sekirei.
  • Last Name Basis
  • Loophole Abuse: During the 3rd Phase of the Sekirei plan when he brings in more Sekirei and claims it's not breaking the rules so long as they don't fight.
  • Magnetic Hero: A villainous example. He regularly recruits other Ashikabi, often through his claimed goal of ending the Sekirei Plan and allowing all his followers to remain with their Sekirei. He's.....telling the truth about the first part, at least.
  • Man in White: Prefers a nicely tailored suit in various shades of white and cream.
  • Manipulative Bastard: What he does to poor Uzume and then to Shiina.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Oh, so very much. He's got the nice suit, the penthouse apartment, and the Cool Car to prove how wealthy he is.
  • Meddling Parents: His family, as the senior board members of his company, constantly get in his way. This comes to a head when he's dragged into a meeting with them, and comes out to a Humiliation Conga. He's beyond furious and declares his intention to kill them all someday.
  • Non-Action Guy: Implied to not be the case, surprisingly enough. Upon witnessing Seo and Sanada's Big Ball of Violence, he remarks that it's a good thing he took up boxing.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: At least two of the Sekirei under his command were there because of him using their Ashikabi as leverage.
  • Pet the Dog: His heartfelt apology to a defeated Toyotama for being a Bad Boss.
  • The Red Baron: "Higa of the East", since he holds control over the Eastern portion of the city.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Comes dangerously close in his grudge against Minato, losing an enormous amount of his Sekirei and much of his influence within the Game as a direct result.
  • Screw The Rules, I Have Sekirei!: Prompted by Mikogami's harsh advice, uses his Sekirei to perform a hostile takeover of his family's company.
    Higa: I'm taking over this company by force. Tell that to the old farts. From now on, I do as I want.
  • Screw The Rules, I'm an Adult: Actually believes that simply because he's 20+ years old, he is exempt from any and all legal, ethical, or moral consequences to his behavior, at least until Mikogami's Reason You Suck Speech. There are numerous examples in the story, but the most ominous is immediately after his Humiliation Conga, when Minaka broadcasts the coming 4th match of the 3rd stage, he proclaims "now I'll show them how an ADULT fights as opposed to little kids running around."
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: His tailored suits and obvious fashion sense make him stand out from other Ashikabi.
  • Smug Snake: Oh, so very much. He's the smuggest of the smug, but quickly loses his cool if things don't go his way.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The cracks are definitely showing in his cool exterior, and at this point he's lost much of his former bite.
  • Villainous Demotivator: His Sekirei know they have two options: Victory or termination. Several have mentioned being told they couldn't come back unless they were successful.
  • Villainous Friendship: Type 1. Kakizaki describes himself as Higa's Only Friend and states the two have been good friends for many years.
  • We Have Reserves: Tends to throw his Sekirei into battle, and makes it clear that he has no more use for them if they can't win.
  • Xanatos Gambit: His participation in the 3rd Match, as if he managed to win he got a second Jinki. And if he lost, he still only sacrificed his weaker Sekirei while gaining valuable information about his opponents and could still have Uzume steal the Jinki from the winner afterwards. When Uzume was intercepted, he still benefited by being able to order her to lead a direct attack on Maison Izumo. However, things eventually derail after a combination of The Dog Bites Back, the dropping of the Distress Ball, Mikogami's interference, and Minato running his own gambit. Cue his Villainous Breakdown.


Katsuragi #86

Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto

One of Higa's Sekirei, a soft-spoken girl with a melancholy expression. She is a close-combat fighter, and dueled Musubi during the hunt for the last Sekirei.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Oriha #101:

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi (JP), Katie Caruso (EN)

One of Higa's Sekirei, sent to capture the last unwinged Sekirei. She wears a long dress decorated with ribbons, and fights with a pair of sharp rings.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Toyotama #16

Voiced by: Eimi Okada

One of Higa's first Sekirei, acting as an enforcer for his various schemes. She is a tall woman that fights with a staff. Her defeat at the hands of Musubi has a great impact on Higa.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Ichiya #18

Voiced by: Tomoko Nakamura

One of Higa's first Sekirei, who serves as his enforcer and bodyguard. She is a martial artist-type, and shown to be quite ruthless.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Sai #31

One of Higa's Sekirei, an aggressive and impatient girl. She wields several knives, mounted on the end of long whips much like a cat-o-nine-tails.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Shi #40

One of Higa's Sekirei, sent to steal the Jinki from Izumo Inn. She is extremely nervous and shy, and wields a pair of blades hidden in her sleeves.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Kaie #62

An Eastern Sekirei, first appearing during the assault on Izumo Inn. She forms a rivalry with Kazehana.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Kaiha

An Eastern Sekirei, first appearing during the assault on Izumo Inn. She at first seems very meek, but reveals herself to be utterly psychotic in battle.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Kujou

One of Higa's Sekirei, who was quickly defeated by Homura during the 3rd Stage.

Ashikabi: Higa Izumi


Kakizaki

Voiced by: Kenji Takahashi (JN), Eric Vale (EN)

Higa's personal secretary, and longtime friend.

Sekirei: Kochou

  • Consummate Professional: Handles himself with utter professionalism, even in the midst of a Sekirei battle.
  • The Dragon: Higa's secretary, and the field handler for all his Sekirei.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's completely professional, but just as much of a jerk as his employer.
  • The Handler: To Uzume, and all the other Sekirei working for Higa.
  • Moral Dissonance:(actually legal dissonance) Knowing he's an accomplice to aggravated kidnapping, and illegal imprisonment (both felonies) his immediate response upon seeing Higa's penthouse on fire is to rebuke Yukari "You set the fire, didn't you? That is a crime, you know." She immediately calls him out on it.
  • Non-Action Guy: Along with his Sekirei, who is an Evil Counter Part to Matsu.
  • Oh Crap: Has a rather large one when his usual Smug Snake tactics don't work on Yukari, and she breaks the plate-glass penthouse window before jumping out.
  • Only Friend: To Higa.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: To the core, he's a pragmatist willing to take whatever measures are necessary.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In line with being a true professional.
  • Smug Snake: Seems his greatest joy in life is (as handler) to openly torment those already under Higa's heel. Case in point, telling a distressed Uzume "you don't have much time left" regarding Chiho's health, and he does so with a cruel smile.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Calm and composed, at least when he's not directly in the line of fire.
  • Villainous Friendship: Type 1, as it seems he and Higa are genuinely good friends that care for the others well being.


Kochou #22

Voiced by: Akiko Tanaka (JP), Wendy Powell (EN)

A calm and composed woman with the ability to access machines. She is allied with the Eastern Sekirei, and serves Higa alongside her Ashikabi.

Ashikabi: Kakizaki

     Western Territory 

Sanada Nishi

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama (JP), Charles Baker (EN)

The Ashikabi of the West. Though a hot-tempered and violent biker, he is actually a good person that deeply cares for his trio of Sekirei. After befriending Seo, he is convinced to become another of Minato's ally and supports him during the 4th match. He is something of a pervert, and seems to develop a crush on almost every woman he meets.

Sekirei: Kuzuri, Kujika, Shijime, Chiyo, Yuna, and Hatae

  • Amazon Brigade: The South and East Ashikabi each had a dozen or more Sekirei under their command. Minato has six, almost all of which are Single Numbers. And Sanada, the fourth Ashikabi that controls territory in the city? He's got three, but is still considered a threat by the others. This is because he actually has six Sekirei, and his concealed Sekirei are ruthless and powerful low-digits.
  • Amazon Chaser: Thinks Miya's strength makes her even more attractive.
  • Amusing Injuries: Prone to these almost as much as Seo.
  • Badass Biker: Pretty much his thing.
  • Badass Normal: He fights right alongside his Sekirei.
  • Balanced Harem: His Lovelies! He showers them equally with affection, and it's clear all equally care for each other.
  • Battle Harem: His trio of Sekirei.
  • Bishōnen: In a manly kind of way.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Rather loud but tough in a fight.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's much like Seo in this regard.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Again like Seo since their violence is often Played for Laughs.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes good friends with Seo once they finish beating the crap out of each other.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Gets into a lot of fist fights. Start a major brawl in the anime to help Minato out.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His jacket and pants.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Considers Miya's devotion to her husband a bonus, rather than a negative.
  • Hot-Blooded: The hottest of all! He shouts, throws punches, and emotes with the best of them.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: In his battle against Mikogami, he reveals that he actually has six Sekirei. His real Amazon Brigade proceed to tear through most of Mikogami's Sekirei in moments, and are strong enough to prove a challenge to Single Numbers like Mutsu and Akitsu.
  • Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: He proudly declares that he's never caught a cold. Mikogami thinks this makes perfect sense, pointing out the belief about idiots being immune to colds. Sanada...is less than amused.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may seem like a thug, but he's actually a pretty decent guy. At least, if you don't accidentally piss him off.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Unlike Seo, his general strategy seems to be limited to "jump into battle and hit things". Because most Ashikabi are Non Action Guys, this usually works out for him.
  • Likes Older Women: THRILLED when he learns Miya is a "beautiful, older woman".
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshaded, since "Nishi" means "West".
  • Mr. Fanservice: Bare chested and in leather.
  • Pipe Pain: Wields a section of metal pipe as a weapon.
  • The Red Baron: "Sanada of the West", which leads to confusion when he introduces himself.
  • Romancing the Widow/Comforting the Widow: Even more thrilled when he learns Miya is a widow.


Shijime #106, Kuzuri, and Kujika

Voiced by: Lindsay Seidel (EN; Shijime), Madeleine Broseh (EN; Kuzuri), Hilary Couch (EN; Kujika)

The West's trio of Sekirei. They behave in an extremely childish manner, but their strength has allowed him to claim the Western portion of the city as his territory.

Ashikabi: Sanada Nishi

  • Amazon Brigade: Strong enough to secure Sanada's place as one of the top four Ashikabi, with the smallest group.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Kuzuri
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Shijime behaves like this, much to Benitsubasa's frustration and Haihane's amusement. That's right, her big sisters are the Discipline Squad.
  • Badass Adorable: They're absolutely adorable, and also enjoy a good fight.
  • Blush Sticker: Shijime and Kuzuri
  • By the Power of Grayskull!:
    • Shijime: These are the sleeves of my pledge, smash and clear the wall before my Ashikabi.
    • Kuzuri: These are the heels of my pledge, smash and clear the wall before my Ashikabi.
    • Kujika: These are the elbows of my pledge, smash and clear the wall before my Ashikabi.
  • Clothing Combat: Shijime's Norito implies her sleeves are her weapon. Kuzuri also uses the pair of straps hanging from her top to parry attacks, showing they are strong enough to withstand blows from another Sekirei's sword.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: They're constantly off in their own world, and rarely see the seriousness of a situation.
  • Combat Stilettos: Kujika
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Kujika
  • Genki Girl: All three are super-perky!
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Parodied, when they use their Norito.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Mostly, they just like bouncing around and hitting people.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Kuzuri and Kujika.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: Noted to be incredibly fast, even by Sekirei standards.
  • Power Trio: They're never away from each other for long, always operating as a team.
  • Stripperiffic: Kuzuri and Kujika.
  • Technical Pacifist: Sanada reveals they never fight to win, instead simply wanting to play and have some fun. As such, he relies on his deranged Sekirei to win the actual battles.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Shijime
  • Under Boobs: Kuzuri
  • You Are Number One Hundred And Six: Shijime. Kuzuri and Kujika's numbers are still unrevealed.


Chiyo #14, Yuuna #17, Hatae #20

A trio of blood-thirsty Sekirei, barely under the control of their Ashikabi. They take great pleasure in slaughtering their opponents.

Ashikabi: Sanada Nishi

     Ashikabi 

Humans with a special genetic trait that allows them to bond with Sekirei, a process known as "Winging".

  • Blessed with Suck: Having a beautiful Magical Girlfriend? Awesome. Having to watch her fight to the death against another Magical Girlfriend, knowing the odds are stacked against you and losing means never seeing her again? Yeah, not so awesome. Little surprise that most Ashikabi are desperate to escape the Sekirei Plan.
  • Boy Meets Girl: A core element of the series.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Many Ashikabi experienced this in some form, prior to encountering their Sekirei. Minato and Haruka were both losers unable to find their place in the world, while Oosumi and Mikogami both experienced extreme boredom and acted out in an effort to fill that missing something. All Ashikabi find their purpose, and tend to undergo significant changes as people once bonding with their Sekirei.
  • Devoted to You: Sekirei are naturally devoted to their Ashikabi, to one degree or another.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Modern Ashikabi are the descendents of ancient Sekirei and their human masters, and are as a result not completely human.
  • I Didnt Mean to Turn You On: A Sekirei reacting to them tends to get.....excited. It makes for an interesting first impression.
  • Interspecies Romance: Almost all bonds are explicitly romantic in nature, and Sekirei often refer to their Ashikabi as their spouse.
  • A Magic Contract Comes with a Kiss: This is how they wing their Sekirei.
  • Magic Contract Romance: The majority of bonds are exactly this.
  • Magic Kiss: Their main role in a battle is providing the kiss a Sekirei needs to activate their Norito.
  • Meet Cute: The standard way Sekirei and Ashikabi meet.
  • Non-Action Guy: The vast majority of Ashikabi are just normal people. Seo and Sanada are the exceptions, and readily ignore that whole "no Ashikabi fighting" rule.
  • Puny Earthlings: Natsuo points out just how vulnerable Ashikabi are during a Sekirei battle, and how easy it would be for one to be killed by accident if they were in the wrong spot at the wrong time.
  • Red String of Fate: Each Sekirei has a destined Ashikabi, that they are meant to be with. Powerful Ashikabi are capable of attracting multiple Sekirei.


Kaoru Seo

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

The first Ashikabi that Minato encounters, Seo is a shady but kind-hearted man that becomes one of his most vital allies. His Sekirei are the twins Hikari and Hibiki, and he was once the best friend of the deceased scientist, Takehito Asama. This friendship allowed him to learn many secrets about the Sekirei, and also granted him a special ability that allows him to weaken enemy Sekirei.

Sekirei: Hikari and Hibiki

  • Amusing Injuries: Seo always getting hurt by his Sekirei is usually Played for Laughs.
  • Badass Normal: He's one of the few Ashikabi to get involved in the action, and can hold his own pretty well.
  • Beady-Eyed Loser: He's not unattractive, so much as scruffy and lazy as hell. When he tries to greet Kusano, she cries.
  • Bishōnen: Handsome, beneath all his scruff and bad attitude.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: To the absolute core.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Minato.
  • Butt Monkey: To Hikari and Hibiki.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Of course Hikari and Hibiki just won't let him.
  • Come Back to Bed, Honey: Attempts this on Hikari. She responds by electrocuting him.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: His shady antics are typically played for comedy, such as stating he's going to substitute a random cat for one he was hired to find.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: At least, he tries to be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's rarely phased by things, responding with sarcasm and snark.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Once the fists stop flying, he forms a strong friendship with Sanada.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Beneath his tough exterior, he's actually.....a pretty decent guy, and becomes one of Minato's most important allies.
  • House Husband: Surprisingly enough. Before Miya got the hang of married life, he was the one that handled all the domestic stuff for Takehito. Miya teasingly refers to him as an "adulterer" for keeping house for her husband.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a jerk, but he's also a good friend and ally to have.
  • Last Name Basis
  • Mr. Fanservice: Moreso than any other Ashikabi, he's often seen wearing a tight tank top and even has a couple shirtless scenes.
  • Perpetual Poverty: He and his Sekirei are seen working but still never have enough to feed themselves consistently.
  • Power Nullifier: His 'Matsurou Ashikabi' ability given to him by Takehito.
  • The Red Baron: "Worst Ashikabi"
  • The Strategist: He formulates the plan to help Kuno and Haruka escape the city. He also helped Minato to find Kusano when she first appeared. And in the end of Season 2, he's hired by Higa to break into MBI's headquarters and steal their company secrets.
  • Supreme Chef: Really! He's the one that taught Miya how to cook.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Check, check, and check.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Unlike Minato, he always does this on purpose and often gets zapped for it.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: Proudly declares he was late to the 4th Match because the twins "kept him up all night". The embarrassed reaction from the twins and Hibiki's pleas about children being present suggests he wasn't making it up.


Yukari Sahashi

Voiced by: Kana Asumi (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

Minato's younger sister, a cheerful but violent girl obsessed with pretty boys. After becoming Shiina's Ashikabi, she promises to help him find Kusano and hunts other Ashikabi looking for information. This leads to her earning the title of the "Devil Ashikabi", making her something of an urban legend feared by other pairs. She is completely unaware that her brother is also an Ashikabi, and that Kusano is one of his Sekirei.

Sekirei: Shiina

  • Big Bad: How she's seen in the Ashikabi community.
  • Big Brother Worship: She does it without even knowing she does it. The majority of the reason she likes Shiina in the first place are because of his similar qualities to Minato.
  • Bi the Way: Equally excited by pretty boys and big breasts.
  • Crash into Hello: How she first encounters Shiina.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Played with, since she's considered a monster by other Ashikabi. Yukari isn't exactly evil, but she's certainly just as ruthless as her father and regularly hospitalizes other Ashikabi.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Held hostage by Higa, until she realizes she's holding the Distress Ball and breaks out.
  • The Dreaded: Undefeated, and noted to disregard the rules about Ashikabi fighting. It's stated she's hospitalized most of the Ashikabi that have encountered her.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Oh, does she like to look at pretty boys and sexy girls.
  • The Glomp: Likes to do this to Musubi.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: She is often seen with these, and she is just as scary as Miya.
  • Groin Attack: Her standard approach to men that piss her off.
  • Hostage Situation: Ends up in one, with Higa using her to control Shiina.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Surprisingly enough.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Atashi"
  • Jerkass: She can be extremely cruel to others, and tends to take the violent option as a default. This has earned her a terrifying reputation, even though she's technically a hero.
  • Karma Houdini: She goes around hospitalizing rival Ashikabi, and generally terrorizing the city. So far, it's been played for laughs and no one has called her on her overly-violent behavior.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Higa made the mistake of thinking she was this. Boy, did he get that one wrong. She sets fire to his penthouse on her way out.
  • No Escape but Down: Dives out of a window in a high-rise building to escape Higa, trusting that Shiina will catch her.
  • Nose Bleed: As prone to them as her brother.
  • Plucky Girl: She rarely gives up, and her brief moments of despair don't last long.
  • Red Baron: The "Devil Ashikabi."
  • Sacred First Kiss: Given to Shiina, when she winged him.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After finding out that Kuu is with Minato and somehow managing to survive the end of the Third Stage, Yukari and Shiina exit the game via a raft as it starts the Final Stage.
  • Skinship Grope: She's often trying to cop feels on the big breasted women running around.
  • Slasher Smile: Probably one reason why she earned her nickname.
  • Violence is the Only Option: How she gained the title of "Devil Ashikabi".
  • Wife-Basher Basher: Ruthlessly deals with anyone that makes girls cry, which leads to hilarity when she mistakenly believes Minato was mistreating Kusano and kicks him across the room, then threatens to kill him.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.


Chiho Hidaka

Voiced by: Sayori Ishizuka (JP), Kara Edwards (EN, as Janét Mason)

Chiho is Uzume's Ashikabi, and has been confined to a hospital since the death of her parents. Suffering from a terminal and incurable disease, she feels helpless to do anything for Uzume, who she knows is hiding something from her. Because of her condition, the owner of the hospital (Higa) is able to blackmail Uzume into working for him.

Sekirei: Uzume


Haruka Shigi

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Josh Grelle (EN)

An Ashikabi with many things in common with Minato, including living in his old apartment. His sekirei, Kuno, is extremely weak and unable to fight, so he requests Minato's help in escaping from the capital. Though prone to mocking Kuno as weak and useless, he is kind-hearted and loves her deeply.

Sekirei: Kuno

  • Bishōnen
  • Book Dumb: Also failed the college entrance exam twice.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: Kuno did this to him when they first met.
  • Declaration of Protection: The reason he wants out of the Sekirei Plan is to protect Kuno.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: A letter sent to Minato reveals what happened to them after the escape. They're happily living with Haruka's parents, after a vague explanation of them being engaged. His parents ADORE her.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Kazehana thinks their "innocent love" is adorable.
  • Meet Cute: Met Kuno when he saw her shivering and alone on a cold day, and bought her some meat buns out of sympathy.
  • Nice Guy: He met Kuno, because he couldn't bear to see a girl crying. His kindness inspires Minato to help him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Like most Ashikabi.
  • Screw Destiny: Was the first Ashikabi to successfully escape from the city with his Sekirei.
  • This Loser Is You: Has a lot in common with Minato when it comes to failure.


Oosumi Orihiko

Kaho's Ashikabi, an intelligent and level-headed young man that aids Minato during the 4th match. He knows quite a bit about the Sekirei Plan, and is considered one of the serious contenders that could win. After Yukari quits the Sekirei Plan, he is the only Ashikabi left with only a single Sekirei.

Sekirei: Kaho

  • Androcles Lion: Helps Minato during the 4th match, to express his gratitude towards Homura for protecting his Sekirei in the past.
  • Bishōnen
  • Foil: He seems to be a calmer, more well-informed, and proactive Minato.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Minato.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides Minato with information concerning the goings-on during the 4th Match.
  • Nice Guy: Another kind Ashikabi, though he's a bit more clever and sneaky than the average nice guy.
  • One True Love: Kaho
  • Playful Hacker: He's skilled enough to breach MBI's databases, and has had previous contact with Matsu.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Seems to be this.
  • Worthy Opponent: He views Minato this way, supporting Kaho's wish to battle Musubi.


     Allied Sekirei 

Yume #08

Voiced by: Saori Hayami (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)

The mysterious Sekirei of Fate. She sacrificed herself to save Musubi, and now lives on within her by Sharing a Body.

Ashikabi: None


Uzume #10

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

She is a resident of Izumo Inn, and becomes good friends with Minato and his Sekirei. However, she is being blackmailed by Higa and forced to hunt down other Sekirei in violation of the rules. This double-life weighs heavily on her, and she is desperate to keep her secret from Chiho and her friends. Eventually, she flees Izumo Inn and embraces her role as the Sekirei Hunter. After Minato successfully rescues Chiho, she sacrifices herself to protect her friends.

Ashikabi: Chiho Hidaka


Hikari #11

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)

The twin sister of Hibiki. She is a violent and bad-tempered woman, with lightning powers. Originally, she and her sister attacked Musubi (and other unwinged Sekirei), but she becomes an important ally to Minato's group. Often physically violent towards Seo, electrocuting or hitting him when he angers her.

Ashikabi: Seo Kaoru


Hibiki #12

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)

The twin sister of Hikari. She has power over lightning, and is soft-spoken and kind, compared to her more violent sister. Together with her sister, she hunted unwinged Sekirei and attacked Musubi. However, she quickly becomes an important ally of Minato's group and attempts to temper her sister's more aggressive behavior.

Ashikabi: Seo Kaoru


Shiina #107

Voiced by: Sayori Ishizuka (JP), Maxey Whitehead (EN)

He is very soft-spoken and kind, and considers Kusano his younger sister. His powers are related to death, and he is known as the "Death God" Sekirei, with many urban legends surrounding him. While extremely powerful, he dislikes violence and expresses remorse for having to hurt others in battle. After Higa kidnaps Yukari, he is briefly forced to join Uzume in hunting other Sekirei.

Ashikabi: Yukari Sahashi


Kuno #95:

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (JP), Kate Bristol (EN)

A weak Sekirei that wanted out of the Sekirei Plan with her Ashikabi, Haruka Shigi. Her power is a sonic scream.

Ashikabi: Haruka Shigi


Kaho #87

A strong and exceptionally skilled Sekirei, wielding a naginata in battle. Her Ashikabi is Oosumi Orihiko, who she found with Homura's assistance. She is extremely honorable and kind-hearted, but takes her role as a warrior very seriously. A long-time friend of Musubi, the two share a significant history and have promised to face each other in battle. After Yukari decides to quit and flees the capital, Orihiko and Kaho become the last remaining group with only a single Sekirei.

Ashikabi: Oosumi Orihiko

  • Action Girlfriend: The first few times, Oosumi was a bit frightened of how eager she is for a good fight.
  • Androcles Lion: Homura once protected her as the Guardian, leading her to rescue his Ashibaki when they meet in the 3rd Stage.
  • Badass: Only the second person ever shown to have successfully landed a blow on Karasuba.
  • Blade on a Stick: A naginata, as befits her ladylike manners.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: This is the Dance of my Pledge. Smash the Calamities that befall my Ashikabi!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: First glimpsed as one of the Sekirei that Homura remembers helping.
  • Dance Battler: She uses attacks themed around traditional Kabuki dances, and is elegant when she fights.
  • A Death In The Lime Light: She's given quite a bit of focus, prior to facing Karasuba in battle.
  • The Dog Bites Back: One of her major goals, after being tormented by Karasuba as a child.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Musubi is her dearest friend, but they promised the next time they met they would fight.
  • Hair Decorations: A pink ribbon.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Karasuba stabs her in the back.
  • Lady of War: Her named attacks all involve dances, and she uses the traditional weapon of a high-born lady.
  • Limit Break: Sekirei Kagura - "Hiyoku no Mai" (Sekirei Sacred Dance - "Lover's Dance")
  • Love Freak: Like Musubi, she thinks of Love as the most important thing in the world.
  • Magical Girlfriend: To Oosumi, though he initially tried to reject her.
  • Miko: Her outfit closely resembles the traditional look.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: She's the very image of a proper Japanese lady.
  • Paper Cutting: To Karasuba.
  • The Promise: That the next time they met, she would fight Musubi. When they meet pre-battle, they avoid facing each other so they technically aren't breaking the promise.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: She's proud of her warrior heritage as a Sekirei, and deeply honorable.
  • Razor Wind: Her primary means of attack when wielding her naginata.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She's terminated by Karasuba, after a particularly difficult battle.
  • Unknown Rival: Karasuba even responds by asking who she is.
  • Worthy Opponent: Mutually with Musubi, and hopes to be viewed as this by Karasuba.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: States that even though Kusano is a fellow Sekirei, attacking her is completely off-limits due to her age.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She evokes the image through her appearance, choice of weapon, and dance-themed attacks.
  • You Are Number Eighty Seven

     Minor Characters 


Junichi Tanigawa

Voiced by: Shunzou Miyasaka

A thug fought by Yukari and Shiina. After his defeat, he puts out a fake bounty on her head.

Sekirei: Yashima


Himura Youichi

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu

An Ashikabi that approaches Minato during the 3rd Stage, and proposes a mass escape attempt. However, he is cold-hearted towards the plight of other pairs and even mocks those he defeated in the past. After mocking Haruka and Kuno, his request is rejected and he is forced to flee when discovered by the Discipline Squad. Karasuba later terminates his Sekirei, and he is taken into custody.

Sekirei: Nanami

  • Asshole Victim: Such an asshole that Minato refuses to help him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He initially tries to act friendly, but quickly begins to mock other Ashikabi as weaklings.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He doesn't seem to have much compassion or sympathy for others.
  • Jerkass: So much so that Minato and Musubi flat-out refuse his request for aid.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the form of Karasuba, who hunts him down.
  • Smug Snake: He brags about prior victories, but sees nothing wrong with fleeing once he realizes he's got no chance of winning.


Yashiro Itsuki

An Ashibaki in an abusive relationship with her Sekirei. She considers Yukari her rival and seeks to steal the title of "Demon Ashikabi" from her.

Sekirei: Amebane


Narashino #74

Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Drama CD)

A Sekirei that is tricked into accepting a bounty placed on Yukari and Shiina. She survives the battle, and later appears during the 4th Match. However, when she realizes that Yukari is taking part, she retreats from the match. Later on, it is revealed that she somehow escaped the capital and ended up in Kyoto. There, she and her Ashikabi encountered Haruka and Kuno, passing on valuable information to them about the goings-on in the capital.

Ashikabi: Tsudanuma Osamu


Namiji #73

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura

A Sekirei that wields a massive halberd, and managed to win the 2nd match. She celebrates her victory with her Ashikabi, Takano Kouji, but was attacked and terminated by two of Higa's agents in order to steal the Jinki.

Ashikabi: Takano Kouji


Yashima #84

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Jp), Lindsay Seidel (EN)

An abused Sekirei who faces Shiina in battle.

Ashikabi: Junichi Tanigawa


Amebane #13

A male Sekirei that battles Shiina during the 3rd Stage. He holds a deep hatred of humans and is abusive towards his Ashikabi.

Ashikabi: Yashiro Itsuki


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