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Characters: Tokyo ESP
The Character Sheet for TokyoESP.

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     Heroes (Part 1) 

Rinka Urushiba

Voiced by: Ibuki Kido

The female lead, she was touched by the glowing fish and became an Intangible Girl.

Kyoutarou Azuma

Voiced by: Keisuke Koumoto

The male lead, he's a Teleporter with a Hero Complex and a dark past.
  • Badass in Distress: Kidnapped in 18 with no way to get back.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • 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.
  • Hero Complex
  • 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.
  • Idiot Hero: Like Rinka, he has his moments.
  • The Lancer
  • Large Ham
  • 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.
  • My Parents Are Dead
  • 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
  • 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 Urushiba

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada

A retired cop and Rinka's dad, he's an Overprotective Dad who gained the a form of Telekinesis.

Black Fist (Real Name: Kokui Kobushi)

Voiced by: Mai Aizawa

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

Murasaki Edoyama

Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro

The daughter of a Yakuza boss, she gained Psychometry from a glowing fish.

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.

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.


Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara

A Flying Penguin who is known as the "Collector." He can devour ESP by eating the glowing fish.


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.

     Heroes (Part 2) 

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, and gained her powers after the Professor's successful plan to release the light fish all over Tokyo.

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.

     Villains (Part 1) 

The Professor

Azuma Kyoutarou's adoptive and Minami's father, he is leading the group that is letting the glowing fish roam free.


Voiced by: Sachika Misawa

Azuma's adoptive sister who follows the professor, she's also a Teleporter.

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 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.

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.

Unnamed Subordinate

Another esper that the Professor recruits. He has powers of telekinesis and he is the one to lift the Diet building into the air.

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.

     Villains (Part 2 and others) 

Unnamed Siblings

A brother and sister pair who team up to kill the Professor for currently unknown reasons.

The ESP Liberation Front

A sinister group of ESPers who want to dominate the ESP Zone in Part 2.


The ESP Liberation Front's hitman. Wears a mask of Anubis, the Egyptian god of death.
  • Knife Nut combined with Super Speed = bad news
  • Shout-Out: Youkai: Dog mask aside, his high-speed knife attacks are similar to a kama-itachi (sickle weasel).
  • You Have Failed Us: 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 


Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Murasaki's father, the Yakuza boss.

Rei Oozora

Voiced by: Fuyuka Ooura

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


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.
  • Funny Afro
  • Gonk
  • 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.


Head of the Esper Taskforce.


An ESPer that fought Rinka at the beginning of the series, who worked under the Professor. She encounters him again later at The ESPer Detention Agency's Underground Facility.

Mr. Pompadour

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