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Characters: Star Driver
The characters of the anime series Star Driver:


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    Main Characters 

Takuto Tsunashi

Protagonist of the series. He pilots the Cybody Tauburn, one of the mechs that was formerly hidden in the island's ancient ruin. He is a Star Driver and is directly opposing the Glittering Crux Brigade to protect Wako from them.

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

Wako Agemaki

Heroine of the series. A member of the school drama club, "Midnight Flight." She is the South Maiden, who can unlock the seal of Southern Cross Island. She is pursued by the Holy Order of the Glittering Crux.

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

Sugata Shindō

A member of Midnight Flight club along with Wako. He is engaged to Wako, but doesn't seem to mind that Wako takes an interest in Takuto.

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

  • Absolute Cleavage: His Emperor outfit has a V-neckline that shows off his abs and goes down to where his pubes would be.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Keep in mind that he's a first-year high school student. And that he's fighting against an evil organization that wants to use the islands secrets for some sort of dastardly scheme. And that he can't leave the island under penalty of death. And that whenever he falls into a deep slumber, Keito has to do something involving getting naked to wake him up... Yeah.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He does love and care for Wako, but nowhere has it been shown that this is a romantic love. Also, his professed "curiosity" about Takuto as well as his gay subtext-dripping conversations with Head are signs that are too big to ignore...
  • Arranged Marriage: With Wako.
  • Badass: Oh, yes.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Takuto's Veronica.
  • Bishounen
  • Blue Oni
  • Brown Eyes
  • Came Back Wrong: Initially came back as a Type I Soulless Shell until Benio used her First Stage (and Takuto delivering an Armor-Piercing Slap in an attempt to wake Sugata up).
  • Childhood Friends: with Wako and Keito.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nonchalantly asking if Takuto had his first kiss and saying "he'll do her" in the drama club meeting when Takuto declared he would confront the mysterious girl Hina (aka Okamoto-sensei).
  • Driven to Suicide: Takuto seems to imply that he believes Sugata carries a knife around him because he may be contemplating suicide, but Sugata really carries a knife to protect Wako.
  • The Eeyore: In episodes 6 and 8.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Subverted. At the end of episode 7, it seemed like this would be the case, but he was completely unaffected by Benio's first phase and only faught Takuto because he was pissed off.
    • He became the Crux's Emperor in episode 23... but subverts the trope again; he only did it to get to Samekh so he could seal it for good.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. It seemed like this would be the case in Episode 6, since nobody has ever awakened after using the King's Pillar as well as Takuto's words at the end, but in Episode 7, we see that he's Not Quite Dead.
    • Attempted again in the final episode, but averted yet again thanks to Takuto.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • Since he doesn't seem to mind the fact that there's something going on between Takuto and Wako. He will also willingly lay down his life for her, going so far as carrying a knife everywhere he goes to protect her.
    • All long he planned to have Samekh sealed—thus, sacrificing himself in the process—and for someone to protect Wako while he's gone.
  • The Mentor: To Takuto.
  • Nice Guy: It's quite hard to piss Sugata off. When it happens, though... RUN.
  • Parental Abandonment: We have a mention of his father being the cause of his birthday-hating issues, but we never see him and the only people living in his mansion are Tiger, Jaguar and himself.
  • Rebel Leader: Even if he's not the head of the Midnight Flight club himself, everyone on the island seems to consider him head of the local resistance movement.
  • Refusal of the Call: Capable of piloting the most powerful Cybody in the series, according to Sarina, but refuses to do so for reasons yet to be revealed. Episode 6 reveals that as the candidate pilot of King Cybody he is forbidden to use it, not only because of the devastating power of his first phase ability, King's Pillar, but activating it would lock him into a coma, just like every other candidate before him. He wakes up right in the following episode, presumably (as of Episode 18) because Keito is keeping his libido active every night.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: His complete disregard for Benio after she used her First Phase on him shows that he's incapable of loving anyone... except Wako.
  • Supporting Leader: As Enokido puts it, "he'd be the main character of this world if Takuto hadn't come to Southern Cross Island", being the heir to a prominent family and is bonded with the strongest Cybody. He spends time training with Takuto to help the latter become stronger and after some initial frictions, has a lot of faith in Takuto's ability.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was a massive dick in episode 8, though probably for good reason. It didn't last.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    The Order of Glittering Crux 
All or most of them provide examples of:

Head (Reiji Miyabi, originally Tokio Tsunashi)

Leader of the Vanishing Age section, Head acts as the head of the Glittering Crux while waiting for someone to defeat Takuto and Tauburn to take leadership. Eventually he runs a coup and takes over the Crux himself with support from his branch. He pilots the Cybody Reshbal & later, The Cybody Sinpathy and wields the Star Sword Diamant & Turquoise.

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

  • Anything That Moves
  • Archnemesis Dad: Takuto is thankfully unaware of this. Or not.
  • Attack Drone: His Cybody comes with them.
  • Bastard Boyfriend
  • Big Bad
  • Bishōnen: Despite having a teenage son.
  • The Casanova: Perfectly willing to seduce anyone, male or female, in order to get what he wants.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Depraved Bisexual: A classic Type 2, seeing sex as just another tool for manipulation.
  • Evil Counterpart: Head's Cybody is very similar to Takuto's Tauburn, even using similar weapons like Piles.
    • Surprise, surprise, he's Takuto's dad who was passed over for his family's mark.
  • Evil Plan/Gambit Roulette: His plan to become a time traveler.
  • It's All About Me: In SPADES. His ultimate plan is to take control of Samekh, power it up to the fullest, and move outside of time so he can relive the "glorious past" forever. This plan requires that the world be destroyed. He doesn't care.
  • Lima Syndrome/Stockholm Syndrome: Head and the North Maiden(Sakana-chan).
  • Meaningful Name: His Cybody is marked by the letter rēš, which indeed stands for "head". In addition, "Reiji," while figuratively "midnight," literally translates as "Zero Time."
    • However, that mark is borrowed, seeing as his father Icaro didn't give him his family's mark.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Orcus on His Throne: Responsible for the Crux's curiously half-hearted approach towards breaking the South Seal and taking down Tauburn. He doesn't want to move until Shingo's woken up and he's received his old lover's mark.
  • Pet the Dog: Seems to have a brief one in episode 21, considering his wistful reminiscence of the women in his life, both of whom he lost due to his pursuit of the Cybodies' power.
  • Purple Eyes
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The last episode had him delivering incredibly short ones to anyone present.
  • Shadow Archetype: To his son,Takuto. He's a callous, withdrawn, and thoroughly manipulative The Casanova, where our hero is a Hot-Blooded, kind-hearted, and gregarious Chick Magnet. Particularly notable in Episode 20's Whole Episode Flashback, where we get to see how he managed to comprehensively wreck his own set of ¡Three Amigos!.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: With the North Maiden.
    • Also with Sora, aka Takuto's mother.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: His father refuses to give him the Tau mark, and he becomes obsessed with Cybody's power
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair
    • Bizarre hair color seems to run in the family.

Kanako Watanabe

Takuto's married classmate and member of the Glittering Crux Brigade under the name, "the President." She's in charge of the Adult Bank, with her section providing most of the monetary funds for the Crux. Her Cybody is Betraida.

Voiced by: Ayano Niina

  • Affably Evil
  • Ahoge
  • Anti-Villain
  • Artistic Age: She looks like she's in her late twenties or early thirties. She's actually fifteen.
  • Badass Adorable: Air-headed lonely rich girl? Think again. Her skill in the boxing ring more than proves that she's capable of handling herself in a fight.
  • Bi the Way: Has a history with Madoka. Unsurprisingly, it didn't end well.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Brutal Honesty: Bluntly states that her marriage is based on her husband being a Dirty Old Man and her being a greedy Gold Digger.
  • Crazy-Prepared: We learn in Episode 24 that she doesn't have a yacht just to show off how rich she is; it's supposed to be an escape vessel for all the islanders in case the volcanoes connected to Zero Time erupt. Simone and Takeshi are reasonably impressed.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's got a mean straight in the boxing ring.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us: Wants to seize the Cybodies for her own section in order to control them, since she believes their release is inevitable.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Gold Digger: As Kanako puts it, her marriage is held together "by the unbreakable bonds of greed."
  • Heel-Face Turn
  • Hidden Depths: You definitely wouldn't think Bad Ass 'World-Champion Boxer' the first time seeing her.
  • It Amused Me: When Simone asked her why she helped her recover from the accident by approivising her Cybody and pretended not to know that "Simone" was only pretending to be loyal as part of a scheme to strike at her illegitimate father's new wife, Kanako responded with this trope. This trope covers pretty much everything else she does in the series.
  • Jerk Ass: Played for Laughs.
  • Boobs of Steel: Having one of the largest bust sizes in the cast has paid off well for her — she's an expert Star Driver and champion-level boxer.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Mundane Utility: She speculates that her first phase may be her beauty and business sense.
  • Necessarily Evil: Her perspective on the Crux's actions - as she sees it, any action is justified in order to preserve the world and regulate the vast power of the Cybodies, no matter how personally regrettable it might be.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Comes across as the biggest floozy who ever lived... until you realize how competent she really is.
  • Pet the Dog: She apprivoised to heal Simone's coma, brought on by an accident, and then took her on as a maid even though she knew Simone had ulterior motives in doing so. While the manner of the act is questionable (see It Amused Me), it does not change the fact that (a) it was a good thing to do that (b) Kanako didn't have to do, but (c) did anyway at personal cost.
  • Rule 34: And HOW!
  • The Tease
  • Whip It Good
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: From the way she acts, it can be hard to believe that she still attends high school.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

Keito Nichi

Leader of Bouganville under the name "Ivrogne," Keito holds a secret that most of the Crux doesn't know. She is really the East Maiden, whose seal the Crux has to break in order to release the next phase for the Cybodies.

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

Benio Shinada

Campus Resident Advisor and member of the Glittering Crux Brigade under the name, "Scarlet Kiss." Benio leads the section called Filament. She pilots Peshent and owns the Star Sword Rubis.

Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba

Midori Okamoto

Leader of the Crux's Science Guild, she is also known as Professor Green. She's the school nurse and owner of the Cybody Yoddock.

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

Takeo Takumi

Known as Sword Star of Vanishing Age. His Cybody is Zayinth which wields the Star Sword Grenat. After Head's coup, it's revealed he has a true mark.

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji

Ginta Ryou

A rather callous, self-centred Vanishing Age Star Driver codenamed 'Camel Star' who resents his organisation's continued lack of progression to the fourth phase and the invasion of the real world, creating considerable friction with his leader, Head. Like the rest of his faction, has a true mark that allows him to pilot Cybodies in the third phase.

Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura

Madoka Kei

Known as Window Star, she's a member of the Adult Bank until switching to Vanishing Age after the Crux reaches phase three. She pilots the Cybody Hegent and has the Star Sword Perle.

Voiced by: Yukana

  • Ax-Crazy: Has a nasty habit of confronting people for little reason other than that she feels bored, and has difficulty seeing any difference between, say, a competitive volleyball match and going after an enemy outside of school with a Star Sword.
  • Catch Phrase: "How exciting!"
  • Cute and Psycho
  • Depraved Bisexual: Willing to go for just about anyone, and prepared to use some rather... disturbing methods to accomplish it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Back in episode three, with Kou.
  • Graceful Loser Proved she can be one, surprisingly enough, in Episode 21.
  • Godiva Hair: In episode 19, unsurprisingly enough.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Even when you consider that it involves playing around with awesome giant robots in a Scenery Porn-eriffic alternate reality, she enjoys Cybody combat way too much. Episode 21 nearly took it Up to Eleven.
  • It Amused Me: Volleyball competition? Exciting! Giant robot battle? Exciting! Potentially lapsing into a coma and dying? Exciting!
  • Lipstick Lesbian
  • Man Child: has dashes of this. She uses third person to refer to herself and wants to be entertained constantly
  • The Ojou
  • Ojou Ringlets: With the imperious personality to match.
  • Orgasmic Combat: She spends all of episode 21's fight on the knife's-edge of climaxing, if her panting and tone are anything to go by.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Kou. She's an energetic and somewhat bloodthirsty red.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Kou.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Kou's Tomboy. Her psychological state seems to make her more of a threat to others, however.
  • Wild Card: Far too unpredictably psychotic to reliably be on anyone's side - the Crux are already starting to have second thoughts about bringing her in to deal with Takuto.

Kou Atari

A member of Adult Bank under the name Needle Star. As a true mark holder, she switches to Vanishing Age once the Crux reaches the third stage.

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga

Simone Aragon Pamela Watanabe

Member of the Adult Bank, Simone is Kanako's servant in the Crux and in her "civilian" job also. Codenamed Secretary, she is the pilot of the Cybody Daletos.

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

  • Anti-Villain
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Disappeared Dad: In a way. Leon Watanabe, Kanako's husband, is Simone's real father, and Simone herself didn't know the circumstances of her birth until one year before the events of the series. And even currently, despite her knowing, nothing indicates that she sees him regularly.
  • The Dragon: Kanako's personal example, at least, being her 'secretary', though she may have motives of her own if the third episode indicates anything.
  • Heel-Face Turn
  • Meaningful Name: Her actual name, Pamela, often intended to mean 'all sweetness', deliberately contrasting with the hatred she feels towards Kanako underneath her facade of politeness.
  • Official Couple: According Word of God she is dating Takashi.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Judging from her conversation in the background with Kanako's husband in the third episode, it appears as though she's French.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: As of the eleventh episode, some people certainly do believe a fair bit of this exists between her and Takashi.

Takashi Dai

A member of the kendo club, Takashi is also known as Banker. He works a Kanako's servant in the Adult Bank and his civilian life like Simone. He pilots the Cybody Tzadikt and controls the Star Sword Amethyste. After the cybercasket is destroyed and only true mark users can approvise, Takashi transfer to Vanishing Age as he also has a true mark.

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

Mami Yano

Also known as Undine, member of Bouganville. She pilots the Cybody Kaphrat.

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito

  • Brown Eyes
  • Meaningful Name: Her alias is "Undine". Undines are mythological water nymphs, and Mami makes a living as a shell-diver.
  • Of the People: Notably less extreme than several other examples of the trope, but she still hates outsiders, especially since one of them is the source of all their problems.
  • Psychic Powers: Can summon a humanoid entity called the "Mermaidoll", which she can control from afar by thought. However, despite being a potent weapon, it also has its drawbacks; Nichi tells her she hasn't perfected it yet, and the Mermaidoll is prone to going out of control.

George Honda

The member of Filament known as Raging Bull. George is also a member of the school's boxing club and is constantly seen working out. His Cybody is Alephist, which resembles his Crux name.

Voiced by: Shun Takagi

Tetsuya Gōda

Another member of Filament, Tetsuya is also known as Speed Kid. Owner of the Cybody Tetrioht, who turns into a motorcycle.

Voiced by: Ooki Sugiyama

Marino You

A member of Vanishing Age, Marino's code name is Manticore. She's the older twin sister of Mizuno, the West Maiden. Also drives the Cybody Ayingott.

Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi

Ryousuke Katashiro

A middle-aged man who is often seen by Head's side. He opens the meetings of the Crux and seems to be in charge of Vanishing Age when Head is not around. He is the original owner of the rēš mark and has already been involved in the research of the underground ruins even before Head came to the island.

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki

Professor Silver

One of the oldest members of the Order, currently working for the Science Guild under Professor Green. Had a hand in designing much of the Crux's technology, including the Cybercasket and the Overphase System.

Shingo Makiba

A youthful-looking man, currently in a coma. First seen at the hospital when Head comes to visit in episode 17, where his condition seems to be heavily monitored. In Katashiro's flashback, it's shown that Shingo is the bearer of the Šin mark, a mark he had meant to pass on to Head. Head supposedly seduced Shingo for this very purpose, hungry to pursue the power of the Cybodies. However, before he could give Head the Šin mark, Shingo fell into a comatose state for a reason and manner so far unexplained, and now, Head and the research division are watching his vital signs carefully, as it seems that he is resurfacing from the deep sleep he was trapped in.

Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma

  • Bishounen: To the point of Dude Looks Like a Lady. He first appears as a comatose patient with a sheet more or less covering him, making more than a few people have to rewind to verify his maleness. It becomes clear when we see his flat, shirt-hugging chest. Or to some, hear his voice.
  • Convenient Coma
  • Flamboyant Gay: As much as is observable in his so far short appearances, by way of his fashionable look and airy and husky speech pattern. That blush and that touching almost MORE than confirms the nature of your relationship with Head, Shingo.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Love Martyr: Appears to care deeply for Head, despite the fact that the other man is clearly only interested in him for his mark.

    Other Characters 

Mizuno You

The West Maiden and twin of Marino.

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

Sarina Endō

President of Midnight Flight and leader of the resistance opposition against the Glittering Crux Brigade.

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto

Tiger Sugatame

One of Sugata's maids.

Voiced by: Nao Touyama

Jaguar Yamasugata

One of Sugata's maids.

Voiced by: Hiroko Ushida

"Fish Girl" (Sakana-chan)

The North Maiden. Her seal was broken and was imprisoned in a cage by Head, but was let go and went on a journey.

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu

Ruri Makina

Wako's best friend.

Voiced by: Emiri Katou

Natsuo Komori

Takuto's childhood friend, he is the original owner of the "hearing the voice of the world" catch phrase.

Voiced by: Miyu Irino

Hana Okada

Takuto's childhood friend and his first Love.


Icaro Tsunashi

Takuto's grandfather


Sora

A girl who befriended Head Tokio the first time he came to the island, she was Katashiro's fiancee. While she was in love with Katashiro she always felt that her feelings were unrequited. As time went by she fell in love with Tokio and got pregnant, resulting in Takuto's birth.

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa


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