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Characters: Tokyo ESP

The Character Sheet for TokyoESP.

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Heroes (Part 1)

    Rinka 

Rinka Urushiba

Voiced by: Ibuki Kido

The female lead, she was touched by the glowing fish and became an Intangible Girl.
  • Action Girl: Even before gaining her powers, she was capable of man-handling multiple thugs.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Heroic inversion. Rinka saved Azuma from thugs six months before the story began and then promptly forgot about it.
  • Determinator: She does not give up easily, and given how the story goes, it's a good thing.
  • Forced Prizefight: She's been involved in this for the last year as of Part 2 while working undercover for the CIA
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: More sincere at first, later on she'd really really like Azuma to be.
  • The Hero: She's the main protagonist of the series, and a very heroic one to boot.
  • Heroic Albino: She claims her white hair is from being of mixed race, but color pages clearly show her with white hair and red eyes.
  • In Universe Nickname: "White Girl," due to her hair.
  • Intangible Girl: Her ability lets her phase through everything, including her clothes.
  • Kick Chick: But she also uses a form of martial arts centered on grabs and throws. Eskrima (the aforementioned martial arts form) has aspects dealing in both armed and unarmed combat. It teaches grabs and throws, kicks, punches, and how to utilize most everyday things as a weapon for self-defense (knives, sticks, other forms of blades, etc.)
  • Meteor Move: SKULL CRUSHING PSY-KICK!
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Chapter 18 has a heartbreaking one.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Due to her father having no job, Rinka is pretty close to this.
  • Power Perversion Potential: She can phase through solid objects, and until she learns to control her powers falls through her clothing a few times.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Wears a dress for the first time on her date with Azuma. A cheap one, but he compliments her on it the next day.
  • Shower of Angst: Has a brief one in Chapter 21.

    Azuma 

Kyoutarou Azuma

Voiced by: Keisuke Koumoto

The male lead, he's a Teleporter with a Hero Complex and a dark past.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's heavily hinted that he has one, possibly owing to his troubled hometown.
  • Dating Catwoman: He actually isn't, but did live with her for at least a year before the series started. The exact nature of their relationship causes Rinka some angst.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Despite Rinka's reluctance to get involved with him and to accept her ESP powers he keeps showing up and encouraging to use her powers for good. Fortunately for him it's not long before she starts crushing on him.
  • Heroic Wannabe: In almost any other series he'd be the main character, but Rinka does a better job embodying the ideals he espouses and kicks a lot more ass.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: All because of his costume. Rinka as the White Girl is much better accepted.
  • Hidden Depths: He acts happy and cheerful, but he's went through some heavy stuff and is much more complex.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He stops playing a nice hero and went to beating down Yakuza with a bat and shooting one after they burned down Rinka's home.
  • Mundane Utility: Teleportation is an awesome way to get out of having to pay for public transit.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Almost entirely because his superhero concept is really intimidating: A crow's head on an old fashion formal suit.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: His ability allows him to teleport which looks as if he vanishes into smoke.
    • Teleport Spam: He eventually learns to do it in quick successions.
  • Training from Hell: He received extensive Special Forces training with the CIA Special Activities Division during the time skip after part 1.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Even though he is still pretty much Rinka's sidekick, part 2 shows that he is now a much more competent melee and gun fighter upon his return to Tokyo after going missing with Rinka one year prior. Thanks to the aforementioned Training from Hell with the CIA .

    Rindo 

Rindo Urushiba

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada

A retired cop and Rinka's dad, he's an Overprotective Dad who gained the a form of Telekinesis.
  • Adult Fear: He watched his daughter technically die after a brutal beating and could do nothing.

    Kobushi 

Black Fist (Real Name: Kokui Kobushi)

Voiced by: Mai Aizawa

A Phantom Thief with the ability of Invisibility and a skilled Boxer.

    Murasaki 

Murasaki Edoyama

Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro

The daughter of a Yakuza boss, she gained Psychometry from a glowing fish.
  • Badass Adorable: She's very cute, and has some Badass moments given the potential of her powers.
  • Brainy Brunette: She has plenty of knowledge and learns how to properly use her powers for the better.
  • Daddy's Girl: Though their relations are a little tense, she's close to her father.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Psychometry, the ability to see an object's past by touching it. Cool and useful, but definitely not dangerous. But if you manage to find a master martial artist's nunchuks...
  • Lonely Rich Kid: It's hinted that most of her peers stay away due to her father's occupation. Similarly, when first meeting Rinka and Azuma, she claims that Peggy (a penguin) is her only friend.
  • Mafia Princess: Her father is a yakuza boss.
  • Meganekko: Possesses the glasses and the meek personality befitting the trope.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: Happens to her every time she fights because she has very little physical stamina.
  • The Runaway: Because she doesn't want to be involved with the Yakuza anymore.
  • The Smart Guy: She's a Brainy Brunette and with her power, she serves this role with Ayumu.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Has no physical strength or stamina, being an elementary schooler, but once she picks up a weapon she gains all the knowledge and skills of its previous owners.

    Ayumu 

Ayumu Oozora

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata

A son of one of the most outspoken people against Espers and everything they stand for. He has the power of Precognition, but he can only see two seconds into the future. He is also a student of Master Yoda called in to train with the others. He is a middle school student with aspirations to be a member of Congress, like his mother.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After bonding with Murasaki and the others, and working together with them to stop the Professor.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: It's hinted that he wishes for his mother's approval. Given that he's an esper and she's against espers . . .

    Yoda 

Master Yoda

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue

A Martial Arts Master who trained much of the Tokyo Police Force, including Rinka's father. He is constantly dressed in a panda suit and is an Esper himself, with the power of clairvoyance. Yes, he is named after that Master Yoda.
  • Handicapped Badass: After getting hit with a tranquilizer, he is bound to a wheelchair for a while.
  • Shout-Out: Named after Yoda from Star Wars, and even resembles him outside of the panda costume.

    Peggi 

Peggi

Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara

A Flying Penguin who is known as the "Collector." He can devour ESP by eating the glowing fish.
  • Flight: Unusually, he's not only a penguin. He's a flying penguin.
  • Power Nullifier: His right fin transforms into an ESP eating shark-thing.
  • Spell My Name with an S: "Peggy," "Peggi," "Pegi," and "Pengy," among others.
  • Team Pet: Kind of serves as the team mascot.

    Parrot 

Parrot

A pelican that Azuma meets when he is left on the deserted island. It helps him escape. It can communicate to him because it gained powers of Telepathy from the light fish. He later joins the heroes in their crime fighting.
  • What Is Love: He wants to experience the feeling that only beings with a "higher level of intellect," such as humans, can have. Such as what Azuma feels for Rinka.

Heroes (Part 2)

    Ren 

Ren Jomaku

The Hero of Part 2, taking place over a year after the events of Part 1. She is a first-year high school student who gets caught up in an ESPer terrorist attack at her school. Ren herself is an esper, however.
  • Lovable Coward: Unlike Rinka, she absolutely does not want to get involved with what's going on at her school and wants some normalcy in her life again.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Freezes Master Yoda upon sight because she thought he was an alien, keeping him from helping her and Zeusu fight off the other esper delinquents.
  • The Nicknamer: Immediately names Zeusu "Juice-kun" once she finds out his name.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Or as ordinary as a girl can be in a city where 20% of the Kanto region has esper powers. She also goes to a school for ES Pers.
  • Power Incontinence: Loses control of her powers occasionally, causing her to freeze herself in awkward situations. It completely goes berserk in moments of great stress, releasing an amount of power never seen in the series before.
  • Power Nullifier: Somehow, she also has the same ability to remove powers as Peggy.
  • Time Stands Still: Within the sphere of her power she freezes even time.

    Zeusu 

Zeusu Tetsuya

The main male protagonist of Part 2. He goes to school with Ren and fights the esper terrorists alongside her. He has the ability to change the state of any physical object.
  • Meet Cute: With Ren, when he uses his powers to get her skirt out of the subway door.

Villains (Part 1)

    The Professor 

The Professor

Azuma Kyoutarou's adoptive and Minami's father, he is leading the group that is letting the glowing fish roam free.
  • The Lost Lenore: The loss of his wife is one of the contributing factors to the way he is today.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a really really nasty burn on the left side of his face, normally hidden behind an illusion.
  • Make an Example of Them: Orders this to Rinka and Azuma, and he meant it.
  • Me's a Crowd: One of his favored fighting tactics, made with his illusions.

    Minami 

Minami

Voiced by: Sachika Misawa

Azuma's adoptive sister who follows the professor, she's also a Teleporter.
  • Action Girl: Instead of hand-to-hand combat, she fights with a sword.
  • Attempted Rape: Led to her using her powers for the first time in front of another person and also her first kill of her would-be rapists.

    Kozuki 

Black Fist (Real Name: Kuroi Kozuki)

Voiced by: Hiromi Konno

Kokui Kobushi, the other Black Fist's younger sister. She has a teleportation ability as well, but she can only teleport other people and things, not herself, just by touching them. She desires the title of "Black Fist" in the Kobushi family, and to do that she must steal something valuable enough to please their grandmother. As such, she joins the Professor for her own reasons.

    Lin 

Lin Linquian

One of the ES Pers that the Professor recruits. She first appears to attack Rinka and the others at school. She has the ability to make a "long range spirit punch," i.e., she has repulsion powers as opposed to Ken's attraction powers.
  • Mind over Matter: Her powers of repulsion.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: With Minami and the other subordinate, she delivers one of these to Rinka in their first meeting, resulting in her temporary death.

    The Puppeteer 

Unnamed Subordinate

Another ESPer that the Professor recruits. Like Lin, she first appears to attack Rinka and the others at school. By locking eyes with someone, her ability allows her to take control of their bodies.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: With Minami and Lin, she delivers one of these to Rinka in their first meeting, resulting in Rinka's temporary death.

    The Telekinetic 

Unnamed Subordinate

Another esper that the Professor recruits. He has extremely strong powers of telekinesis..
  • Ki Attacks: He is said to be a master of "Chi-Fu" by Master Yoda. He even claimed to train Minami and the others to fight over the years.
  • Made of Iron: Gunshots do nothing to him due to his chi abilities.
  • Mask Power: He wears a samurai mask.

    The Seer 

Unnamed Subordinate

Another esper working for the Professor. He has the power to sense other ES Pers and uses chains with daggers on the end for combat.
  • Mask Power: Dresses similarly to the other subordinate, similarly to a samurai or a Ninja. In fact, he has a whole ninja theme going for him.

Villains (Part 2 and others)

    The Siblings 

Unnamed Siblings

A brother and sister pair.

The ESP Liberation Front

    The Front as a whole 
A sinister group of ESPers who want to dominate the ESP Zone in Part 2.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: They've killed 200 people including politicians and police officers, wear sharp suits...
  • A God Am I/Mask Power: ...and over-sized masks from various mythologies (one of them is a totem pole).

    Sairo 

Sairo

The ESP Liberation Front's hitman. Wears a mask of Anubis, the Egyptian god of death.
  • You Have Failed Me: Murders the group of ESPer high-schoolers they paid to riot at the ESP academy after they failed to cause any damage, got their powers taken away, were caught by the authorities, and were about to snitch on the the organization.

Other Characters

    Edoyama 

Edoyama

Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Murasaki's father, the Yakuza boss.
  • Expy: He looks so much like Leonidas from 300 that he's basically a Shout-Out.
  • Yakuza: The boss of the Yakuza, no less.

    Rei 

Rei Oozora

Voiced by: Fuyuka Ōura

Ayumu's mother and a member of the Diet, the Japanese Congress. She hates ES Pers.

    Nabeshima 

Nabeshima

Voiced by: Yoshito Yasuhara

The head of the police force who used to work with Ken, Rinka's father.
  • Badass Normal: He, along with the other cops, also received martial arts training from Master Yoda.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: The Good Cop to Torada's Bad Cop, though the two never meet.
  • Muggle Power: Represents that even Muggles can be Badass since he helps Rinka storm the Diet building with basically a full SWAT team.
  • Supporting Leader: Helps storm the Diet building with Rinka and several other cops in full riot gear.

    Torada 

Torada

Head of the Esper Taskforce.

    Merayama 

Merayama

An ESPer that fought Rinka at the beginning of the series, who worked under the Professor. She encounters him again later.
  • Jerkass: At first, until he is constantly beat up by the other inmates. He comes around after Rinka saves him.

    Mr. Pompadour 

Mr. Pompadour

A Delinquent. He is also an ESPer and a professional boxer, and has the ability to make force fields.
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