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Characters: Vividred Operation
Here's a list of the characters that appear in Vividred Operation. Beware of unmarked spoilers!

Akane Isshiki / VividRed

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

An energetic and cheerful fourteen-year old who lives with her grandfather Kenjirou and younger sister Momo, with a part-time job as a newspaper courier riding the world's only flying bicycle, created by Kenjirou. One day, however, her peaceful life is disrupted when an alien race called Alone emerges on Earth and wreaks havoc. In response, Kenjirou gives her a key to unlock the Vivid System, which grants her amazing abilities (along with a special costume called a palette suit) in order to save the world.

Aoi Futaba / VividBlue

Voiced by: Rie Murakawa

Akane's classmate and best friend, as well as the daughter of a wealthy family, who's currently in Oshima Island for medical treatment. With her parents too busy to pay her a visit, Akane becomes her source of strength, more so when the Alone began their rampage, becoming the second Vivid System user with a blue palette.

Wakaba Saegusa / VividGreen

Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo

Member of New Oshima Academy's kendo team and representative of the class to which Akane and Aoi were transferred. Competitive and at the same time a lover of cute things, as well as a bit dorky, she initially challenges Akane to a duel after being inspired by her father to discover her "true strength", and eventually becomes the third Vivid System user with a green color scheme.

Himawari Shinomiya / VividYellow

Voiced by: Aya Uchida

A hacker and classmate of Akane, Aoi and Wakaba. Following a traumatic incident, she has since shut herself into her room, attending school through a camera attached to her class seat. After Akane saves a power plant, she finds the courage to come back to school, in the process becoming the fourth Vivid System user with a yellow motif.
  • Attack Drone: Her weapons of choice, Naked Collider. She can also turn them into a BFG as Vivid Yellow.
  • Barrier Warrior: Himawari uses her mechanical gauntlets to deflect and redirect enemy attacks.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ma, ma... (Yeah, yeah...)"
  • Comically Serious
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow/Golden
  • Frilly Upgrade: Vivid Yellow's costume is a fancy dress with a lot of frills. Out of all the other Vivids, she's the one that appears to look closest to the traditional Magical Girl attire.
  • Gainaxing: Most prominent on a conveyor belt in Episode 6 no less.
  • Hair Decorations: Her yellow hair clips given to her by Wakaba give her cuter appearance.
  • Hidden Buxom: Is the most shapely and well endowed of the four heroines, a fact well hidden by her baggy and loose choice of clothes.
  • Hikikomori: She still technically attends class through her camera. It stemmed from an incident where a friend betrayed her trust. She eventually starts breaking out of her shell once Akane made a promise and kept that.
  • Hollywood Nerd
  • Loners Are Freaks
  • Mega Twintails: Vivid Yellow has huge, loosely curled twin tails.
  • Messy Hair: Before meeting Akane and co, her hair was unkempt and her bangs went into her eyes (probably to show how she doesn't care much about her appearance).
  • Ms. Fanservice: The Beach Episode makes it clear that she has the curviest body (and largest rack) of the main heroines, and Episode 9 shows that she's so good-looking she can't take two steps without being asked out and getting scouted by photo magazines.
  • No Social Skills
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Playful Hacker: She does break into places where she shouldn't go, but solely out of curiosity/admiration for her target.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Even though she doesn't seem to care much about her personal appearance, a small amount of grooming from Wakaba makes her quite beautiful.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's very quiet and withdrawn, especially in her debut episode. A little time with the girls though proves that she's really nice and supportive behind the reserved exterior.

Rei Kuroki

Voiced by: Maaya Uchida

A quiet, reclusive girl who happens to be in the Vivid girls' class. In reality, she works for the Alone by firing arrows that transform them into more vicious forms, and even then she has no choice for the matter, being forced to work for an entity called "The Crow" if she wants to resurrect her parents.

Kenjirou Isshiki

Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma

Akane and Momo's grandfather who is secretly a disgraced scientist and a developer of the Manifestation Engine. Following an accident following the completion of the Vivid System his consciousness is transferred to a stuffed otter named "Uso" while his body is stored in a refrigerator.
  • Cassandra Truth: Tried to warn the world of the Alone. They didn't listen, and in a few years they did come.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Dirty Old Man
  • Ignored Expert: Nobody believed his prophecy of the Alone's arrival. He was declared a pariah from the scientific world, and he began working independent of government funding, which more often than not dries up his family's funds.
  • Mad Scientist: As he proudly lampshades.
  • Weasel Mascot: The result of an unfortunate bit of body-switching. He gets better.

Momo Isshiki

Voiced by: Asuka Oogame

Akane's fifth-grade younger sister who handles her family's expenses.

Mizuha Amagi

Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki

An officer for the National Defense Forces (NDF) who also doubles as Akane, Aoi, Wakaba and Himawari's homeroom teacher at New Oshima Academy.

Yuuri Shijou

Voiced by: Mika Doi

Management bureau head of the Manifestation Engine and an old acquaintance of Kenjirou.

Mashiro Isshiki

Voiced by: Sakura Nakamura

Akane and Momo's mother who remained hospitalized several years after the accident that killed her husband and triggered Akane's acrophobia.

The Crow

Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki

A mysterious bird that seems to have Rei work for her to have the Alone destroy the Manifestation engine.

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