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The 35th Platoon Members

    The Platoon as a whole 

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Everyone is extremely skilled in their specialties, however they are severely lacking in other areas that make them considered oddities by the rest of the academy.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Pretty much every member of the group has this in some form or another.
  • Drunk Personality Change: Under the effects of a magic that makes them drunk, the girls become clingy and affectionate.
  • Fireforged Friends: The group gets along mostly well all things considered, but it isn't until the conflicts begin to escalate that they really reach this level.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: What the group is considered by everybody else, not that they're wrong of course.
  • True Companions: Become this as the series progresses.
  • We Work Well Together: Despite being dysfunctional at first glance, with some members ridiculously skilled in one area and hopeless at the rest, their talents mesh really well with each other.

    Takeru Kusanagi
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

"If I'm not saved, my comrades won't be saved. And above all, if the world isn't saved, everything won't be saved. That's why——I will believe in myself and fight."

Protagonist of the series and the captain of the 35th Platoon. Takeru excels at swordsmanship but fails at pretty much everything else, thus making him somewhat inadequate in terms of leadership skills. Nonetheless he eventually manages to earn the trust (and affection) of his comrades. He is also notable for being a member of the Kusanagi clan, once famed for their role as demon hunters in ancient times.

  • A-Team Firing: Apparently so terrible at handling guns that he manages to miss at point blank range. That or the gun somehow finds a way to explode on him.
  • Above the Influence: Never takes advantage of any of the girls. Even when they go as far as stripping or being completely naked near him.
  • All the Other Reindeer: In his childhood, Takeru was an outcast at his hometown. The villagers called him a "demon child" for his violent temper and criticized the bad state of his family's dojo.
  • Accidental Pervert: As any other harem anime protagonist, Takeru ends up in compromising situations with a naked girl of his platoon all the time. His first response is to hold back tears at his misfortune rather than blush.
  • Always Save the Girl: Cares more about his comrades than anything else, refusing to believe that they are bad people when given information that points in that direction; leading him to go to protect them.
  • Anti-Magic: His God Hunter form allows him to do this for a short time.
  • Babies Ever After: The Distant Finale of the light novel mentions Takeru managed to father a child who was born free of the curses of his clan. Conveniently, it's not revealed who is the mother.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting swords, it tends to make him go a bloodthirsty when he eventually snaps.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually a very chill and friendly guy, until you set him off, which makes him go back to his old personality. And it isn't very pleasant.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His main priority is to protect his little sister Kiseki. Even though he knows the demons in her body could very well destroy the entire world, he won't let anyone hurt Kiseki.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tends to be late to the rescue, but always comes at the most important moment. Lampshaded by Mari at one point.
  • Biggus Dickus: Gave the girls a full view of it during their stay at a hot spring.
  • Bishōnen: He's very attractive and his face looks somewhat androgynous.
  • Break the Haughty: Back in middle school, he had serious personality problems and wanted to prove the worth of his swordsmanship by crushing anyone who stood on his way. During a test, Ouka utterly overpowered him, which let Takeru know the feeling of defeat. The experience greatly humbled him down.
  • Brutal Honesty: Doesn't have the social skills necessary to know people don't like this sort of attitude. Though his comrades appreciate it.
  • Bullet Time: Basically what soumatou gives him, which he tends to use most often to slice bullets in mid air.
  • Cast from Lifespan: His overuse of soumatou and the God Hunter form has been taking off chunks of his lifespan.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poor dude often ends up crying at his own misfortune, both because of the beatings he gets for the Accidental Pervert moments with his harem and because of the spite his classmates give him for his 'luck' with ladies.
  • Chick Magnet: Every member of the platoon ends up falling for him. And of course he is oblivious to it.
  • Chosen Conception Partner: Was Usagi's ideal choice to conceive a child with, if that would get her out of her Arranged Marriage. At first, she tries to pretend to herself that she's so desperate that Takeru is decent for a pinch, but then she has an Imagine Spot where she has borne him a beautiful child, and it's clear that she's actually very into the idea.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Since his only specialty is sword fighting, Takeru is the one who often handles the close combat in his platoon.
  • Covert Pervert: His narration in the novels make it clear he doesn't actually mind the fanservice scenes he's thrust in. He just doesn't look forward to the beating that happens afterward.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Is only skilled in the use of swords, he completely fails at everything else.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Appears incompetent at first, but is actually quite a force to be reckoned with.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: His soumatou, which speeds up his brain's processing making everything he perceives look like it's moving slower, and making it seem like he's moving faster. In order to fight Kurogane he breaks the limiter that makes him human, and now it is permanently on.
  • Determinator
  • Dragged into Drag: Ikaruga puts him in a Meido costume for their platoon's cosplay party in the School Festival.
  • Easily Condemned: He's always getting blamed and punished for his Accidental Pervert moments, even though the girls are usually more at fault for it than him.
  • Emergency Transformation: During the battle against the Einherjar of King Arthur, a maimed Takeru forms a contract with Lapis and becomes a Witch Hunter to save his own life and Ouka's.
  • Energy Absorption: His Witch Hunter form allows him to do this with enemy magic, though only to a certain extent.
  • Friendless Background: Didn't have any friends until he met Ikaruga in middle school.
  • Funbag Airbag: Happens to the guy so often he just becomes apathetic to it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When he was a child, Takeru had an explosive temper that caused him to destroy things and attack people at the slightest provocation, which made everyone in his village afraid of him.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: His body gets ripped in half during his battle with the Einherjar of King Arthur. Lapis restores his body with magic, but if his contract with her is ever broken, he will go back to being in two pieces.
  • The Hero: Fits the bill almost perfectly.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: It's the only thing he's good at, and he is skilled at utilizing blades of any shape or size.
    • Weapon of Choice: Though he still prefers to use the standard Japanese Katana over all others.
  • Identical Grandson: Takeru resembles very closely his ancestor Orochi's younger appearance.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Kind of justified since his more impossible feats were done while using his Relic Eater.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Takeru talks to Kiseki about the girls of his platoon, especially complimenting Ouka. What he said triggers thoughts of insecurity and jealousy in Kiseki that cause her to fear her brother will leave her for another woman.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Takeru is the entire world to his sister Kiseki and he's the only one who can get through her when the demons inside her feed on her negative thoughts. The Inquisition lets him have talks with her because that usually helps to keep her stable.
  • Master Swordsman: One of the few that are left in the world, since most prefer to fight with guns or magic instead.
  • Nice Guy: Played With. By nature, Takeru is an angry and aggressive man because of his demonic soul. His current friendly and helpful behavior is the result of him emulating the personality of protagonists from books he read in order to improve himself. Still, his loyalty and protectiveness of those close to him are genuine.
  • No Social Skills: Used to be this way, and had no friends because of it. This was due to him being born as a male in the Kusanagi family, having a soul of a demon which affected his temperament.
  • Oblivious to Love: Very hard to get him to understand unless you straight up tell him. And even then, it'll mostly fly over his head, or the other girls will interrupt before he can react.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's training to become an inquisitor to earn the money he needs to pay off his family's debts and take care of his sister.
  • Only Sane Man: Usually in response to the girl's antics.
  • Parrying Bullets: The Double-Edged Style momentarily removes the limiter in the wielder's blade and accelerates the brain's processing power. When he uses this technique, Takeru becomes so fast that he can cut bullets in half in midair with his sword. Takeru specifically learned to do this to prove his swordsmanship can win against a gun.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: When he's supposed to ascend to godhood, Lapis stops him and tells him she alone is enough to inherit the Seat of God. Takeru sobs and begs her to not leave him behind after they promised to spend eternity together.
  • Power Incontinence: Once his soumatou goes out of control, it ends up permanently on. Making it so that even when he sleeps he doesn't get any rest.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: He's named after Yamato Takeru, the great warrior who received the Kusanagi sword as part of a pair of gifts given by his aunt, Yamatohime-no-mikoto, the Shrine Maiden of Ise Shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Takeru is not a normal human, but a demon born in the body of a human. This is part of the curse that runs in his bloodline, which causes all the men of the Kusanagi clan to have souls of demons.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: At first glance, Takeru looks like a standard light novel protagonist. He's the seemingly average high school student with an unwanted Battle Harem full of cute girls, has unparalleled swordsman skills that make him nearly unbeatable and wields a Sacred Treasure with a power so great it once nearly destroyed the world. What sets him apart is that his personality wasn't originally that of the typical Nice Guy. Takeru was born with the soul of a demon because of a family curse, so he acted dangerously ill-tempered and violent until he resolved to correct his conduct after a life-changing defeat. In fact, a lot of his current demeanor is copied from protagonists of books he read.
  • Tame His Anger: When he was younger, Takeru was in a constant state of uncontrollable rage because his soul is that of a demon and he violently attacked anyone who made fun of him. In middle school, he was defeated by Ouka in a duel and that was what helped him become a calmer person. He still struggles to not lose his temper whenever others mock swordsmanship.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He was very vicious and destructive a few years back, which caused him to pick fights in middle school all the time. He began to become the affable guy we are familiar with after he lost against Ouka in a fight, although it's a bit difficult for him to not fall back into old bad habits.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Happens so often that Ikaruga is disappointing when she doesn't get a response, mostly because he is too used to it by then.
  • Unwanted Harem: He often ends up crying because of the downsides of leading a platoon full of cute, but dysfunctional girls who are all over him. His bad luck also causes lots of Accidental Pervert moments with his platoonmates that always end up in pain for him, so that's another reason why he's so unhappy with his harem.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When he was kid, Takeru found by chance the shrine where his sister Kiseki was trapped in. He started talking to her, which became the first bond both ever made with another person. What Takeru didn't know was that Kiseki is the host of all the demons on Earth his family sealed within their bloodline and those demons act on her darkest desires. By giving Kiseki someone she wanted to spend time with, she eventually broke free of the box in the shrine, killed their parents and destroyed the entire village.

    Ouka Ootori
Voiced by: Reina Ueda

A prodigy and a former candidate for a position in Dullahan, until she was demoted and joined the 35th platoon. She is skilled in almost every aspect of combat, but has a loner streak and hates working together with a team (her insubordination being one of the reasons why she was demoted). Due to a witch killing her adoptive family, she has fostered a hatred for all things related to magic, which leads her to clash with Mari almost immediately; though this eases up as they become more familiar with each other. She has a temporary contract with the Relic Eater Vlad, which takes on the form of twin handguns. She is currently the adoptive daughter of Sougetsu Ootori, though she dislikes him and is suspicious of his every action. While she is slow to trust another person, she doesn't believe in condemning anybody unless all the evidence is shown properly to her.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit as a Vampire True Ancestor leaves her cleavage and abdomen bare.
  • Adorkable: She gets nervous and embarrassed more easily than her vengeful soldier character can make you guess.
  • And I Must Scream: When Ouka was just a child, she suffered this when a witch took control of her body and made her kill her adoptive sister with her own hands all while she was fully conscious the entire time.
  • And Then What?: When finally given the chance to avenge her family in an illusion, Ouka realizes she dedicated herself completely to revenge without ever putting any thought on what to do next.
  • Anti-Magic: In her Vampire True Ancestor form, Ouka can summon a swarm of bats whose screams diffuse all forms of magic.
  • Broken Ace: Ouka is pretty much the perfect person to be an inquisitor, with skills and tactical mind to make her a great asset in the field. However, her intense hatred of magic caused by her trauma of the murder of her family made her too ruthless towards witches even by the inquisition's standards and she couldn't work well on a team at all.
  • Broken Bird: The death of her family at hands of a witch left a deep-rooted hatred in her heart, causing her to grow up into a cold and ruthless soldier with a single-minded obsession with revenge. She gradually gets better thanks to befriending Takeru and her new platoonmates.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: She delivered a crushing defeat to Takeru during a match in middle school, which was the catalyst of his drastic personality change. When they meet again two years later, Ouka had completely forgotten about Takeru, to his disillusionment.
  • Byronic Hero: She fits the trope to a T; physically attractive, motivated by revenge, emotional baggage from a tragic past, reckless, ruthless, rebellious and a self-imposed loner. Funnily enough, she later gains the powers of a vampire.
  • Cape Wings: Her Witch Hunter Armor includes a red cape that also functions as wings that she uses to fly around.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Her love for anpan is first used to show her platoonmates Ouka can act like a cute girl after all. Ouka later tells Takeru that her dead little sister's favorite food was anpan with milk and she tried to get Ouka to taste it many times, but never succeeded. Ouka came to love anpan only after her sister died.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not as openly as Mari and Usagi, but Ouka still throws Death Glares at Takeru when other girls get too close to him.
  • Contralto of Danger: Ouka has the deepest voice out of all the girls in the 35th platoon and is the best fighter in the team right after Takeru.
  • Cruel Mercy: Ouka eventually decides that killing Laugh Maker when the latter wants to die won't be a satisfying revenge. Instead, she concludes forcing her to live with the burden of her crimes is a better punishment. At the end, Ouka uses her powers as a Vampire True Ancestor to bite Laugh Maker, making her immortal and forever enslaved to Ouka's will so she won't kill anyone ever again. Ironically, Laugh Maker ends up grateful to Ouka for giving her the opportunity to atone for her crimes, not that Ouka wants to accept that gratitude.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her adoptive parents and little sister were killed by a witch… by controlling Ouka's body with magic and force her to stab them to death. Is it any wonder she despises anything related to magic the way she does?
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Introduced as a cold and vengeful soldier, Ouka becomes a much friendlier person towards Takeru and the rest of the Small Fry Platoon.
  • Does Not Like Magic: She doesn't just hate witches, but magic itself. She even refuses to make a full contract with her Relic Eater Vlad because she wants to avoid using magic as much as possible. She slowly grows out of it after meeting people who use magic for good such as Mari and Ouka understands she can use magic to protect those close to her, which is why she accepts a formal contract with Vlad.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: When she has just been send back to the academy, she gets away from everyone during lunchtime and enjoys her anpan and milk all by herself.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair is bright orange, which goes perfectly with her impulsiveness and aggressive approach.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Ouka is able to resist being completely possessed by Mephistopheles and paralyzes her body to give Usagi the chance to shoot her.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her Relic Eater Vlad is a pair of twin guns that fire stakes to pierce through and dispel magic.
  • The Gunslinger: She specializes in handguns.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pink flower petal-shaped hairclip on the right side of her bangs.
  • Happily Adopted: She was an adopted daughter of the Mineshiro family until a witch killed them. Even now, Ouka thinks of the Mineshiros as her true family and has lived for the goal of eventually avenging them. Her relationship with her second adoptive father Sougetsu is far more distant.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Ouka refused anyone's help in her quest of revenge against witches. This resulted in her being very uncooperative and acting on her own during missions, which only got her demoted and transferred back into the Anti-Magic Academy. When she first joins Takeru's platoon, Ouka still thinks teamwork is a waste of time until she's almost killed when fighting an Einherjar alone. Afterwards, she slowly accepts the 35th platoon as her True Companions.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she's being stubborn and uncooperative when she first joins the platoon, the critics she gives as reasons why she doesn't want to rely on her platoonmates are valid. Usagi is almost useless as a sniper at missions because of her Performance Anxiety, Ikaruga makes reckless modifications to the platoon's weapons and Takeru doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a leader. Even Takeru acknowledges everything Ouka said about them is true despite not liking her attitude.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She might be strict, intolerant and merciless to evil witches, but she's a good person at heart and doesn't jump to conclusions about people without having solid evidence first. She also grows to care deeply about her platoonmates.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: She initially had no intention of becoming friends with anyone in her new platoon as she considered teamwork an obstacle for her revenge. After Takeru manages to earn her trust, Ouka gradually opens up and begins to find it fun to be part of a team.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: She starts off as a cold-blooded soldier out for revenge. Because of her recklessness, she's forced to join the Small Fry Platoon infamous for only having weirdos as members. This turned out to be what Ouka needed to stop obsessing over her revenge and learn to work as part of a team.
  • New Meat: She's forced to join the Small Fry platoon at the beginning of the show.
  • No Social Skills: She spent most of her life solely focused on her revenge against witches, which has left Ouka with little to no experience in normal social situations.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: When Vlad absorbs enough blood, Ouka can transform into a Vampire True Ancestor, granting her with a Healing Factor, Super Speed and Flight.
  • Panty Fighter: In the manga adaptations, nearly all panels of her fight scenes have her showing her panties in the middle of an ass-kicking.
  • Parental Abandonment: She was found as a baby in a garbage dump with her real mother's corpse beside her. She was taken to an orphanage and eventually, the Mineshiro family adopted her.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Vlad chooses to turn himself into magic power to save Ouka from Kiseki. As he bids farewell, Ouka breaks down crying while begging Vlad to not leave her.
  • Red Baron: The inquisitors called her "Calamity" for the way she murders magic criminals indiscriminately and leaves a bloodbath behind.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She's extremely embarrassed when Suginami puts her in a Chinese dress that shows off her legs.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Until she met Takeru, Ouka lived solely for the sake of taking her revenge against magic users. The reason why she got demoted and transferred to the 35th platoon was her tendency to disobey orders and engage in unrequired ruthlessness towards witches. Thanks to becoming closer to Takeru and the platoon, Ouka grows out of this mentality and changes her main motive from single-minded revenge to protecting her new friends.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She was forced into becoming one. An evil witch got into her house and claimed she would spare the daughters if Ouka killed her adoptive parents. While Ouka didn't want to do it, her parents used the knife she held in her hands to kill themselves while they asked Ouka to take care of her little sister. Despite their sacrifice, the witch didn't keep her promise to spare the younger daughter.
  • Sibling Murder: Not that she wanted to do it. The witch that attacked Ouka's first adoptive family took control of her body and forced Ouka to stab her own little sister to death.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She takes on a lone wolf attitude because she has never dared to care for anything besides revenge ever since her family was killed by a witch. She starts to get better when she accepts Takeru's companionship.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Vampire True Ancestor form shows a lot of skin.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's very aloof, businesslike and coldhearted to those she's unfamiliar with. Her platoonmates get to see her warmer and surprisingly cute side as they grow closer to her.
  • Tearful Smile: A particularly heartbreaking one when her family died. The witch Laugh Maker took control of Ouka's body and used her to stab her own family to death. Once they were all dead, she forced Ouka to smile while tears kept running down the poor girl's face.
  • Teen Genius: She's a well-known genius who passed the qualifications to become an inquisitor when she was at middle school.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves anpan, especially accompanied by milk, and the few times she smiles is while eating the stuff.
  • Tragic Bigot: Her first adoptive family was murdered by a witch... by controlling Ouka's body with magic and forcing her to stab her parents and sister to death. Because of her trauma, Ouka has a violent hatred for witches and everything related to magic, which often sends her into a murderous rage when facing magic criminals. She starts growing out of it after understanding not all magic users are evil and she becomes Vitriolic Best Buds with the witch Mari.
  • Trauma Button: Ouka has a bad habit of completely losing control of herself and going into a killing spree whenever she witnesses causalities caused by witches and magic, especially if children are the victims, which is what got her demoted in the first place. Ouka admits that seeing such atrocities reminds her of the death of her own family at the hands of a witch and all her feelings of hatred take her over.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are sharp and strong-willed, just like Ouka herself.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She has frequent clashes with Mari because of their rough personalities and differing views of magic. They soon do come to respect each other and despite their denials, it's kind of obvious they're friends already.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Hyakki Yakou shows Ouka a vision where she finally has the opportunity to murder Laugh Maker, the witch who forced her to kill her own family. At the end, however, Ouka realizes she would find no satisfaction in revenge, especially when the object of her hatred wishes to die. Instead, she chooses to spare Laugh Maker and make her live with the weight of her crimes.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Despite fighting witches fearlessly, she's afraid of ghosts.
  • You Killed My Father: Her parents and little sister were killed by a witch, which lead to her initial obsession with killing witches. Towards the end of the light novels, Ouka decides against killing Laugh Maker because the latter wants to die and instead uses her vampiric powers to leave the witch under her control so she never kills anyone again.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B. Her school uniform has a skirt and knee-high boots that leave her thighs bare.

    Mari Nikaido
Voiced by: Kanae Ito

"Well, that's because, y'know——I'm first-rate, right?"

Nicknamed the "Non-killing Witch", Mari is a former member of Valhalla forced to join the Inquisition after her memory is wiped by Haunted. She eventually joins the 35th Platoon on her own free will, and doesn't bother to hide her identity as a witch after she becomes an official student. Her magical property is "Aurora", an ancient magic type and she is considered a first-rate witch though she is often handicapped by the collar the Inquisition makes her wear to suppress her powers. She specializes in highly destructive attack magic, healing, and eventually showcases skills in illusion and summoning magic. Due to her nature as a witch (and later their rivalry for Takeru's attention) she and Ouka are constantly at odds; being given the condescending nickname of "Fuel Tank" from her.

  • A-Cup Angst: She is really insecure about her chest size, and is often teased about it by the other platoon members.
  • All for Nothing: Mari agreed to work for Valhalla because Haunted told her he would release the children of her orphanage if she worked with him. Mari forced herself to do crimes she hated just to save the children. And then it turns out they were already dead.
  • Amnesiac Villain Joins the Heroes: Played With. Mari is a witch of Valhalla who got her memory erased before she was captured by the Inquisition. She's then assigned to the 35th platoon and starts to become friends with them, but she fears she might turn out to be a bad person if she gets her memory back. The truth is Mari was only forced to work for Valhalla because the children of her orphanage were supposedly being held hostage by them (which was a lie; they were already dead). Mari is almost convinced her criminal past means she's a villain, but Takeru and her new platoonmates don't think so and let her stay part of the team.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses her left arm and leg while fighting against Mother Goose. She gets better though.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Is extremely good at breaking down how an opponent's magic works, and quickly coming up with a way to counter it.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her defensive magic is top notch, with her Aurora Fortress spell capable of sustaining fire from dozens of dragoons.
  • Beam Spam: Her attack magic tends to take this form, since she hates killing she makes more beams to make each individual shot less lethal.
  • Berserk Button: The obvious comedic one is mentioning her chest size, but a serious one is killing innocent people; she is called the "Non-killing Witch" for good reason.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: While trying to save some inquisitor students that fell victims of Haunted's Man Eating Plants, Mari is covered in their splattered blood as she helplessly watches them being gruesomely killed.
  • Break the Cutie: Is forced to help the Magic Side due to her fellow orphans being held hostage. She later finds out that said kids were already killed, but fortunately Takeru snaps her out of her Heroic BSoD before she breaks down completely.
  • Bridal Carry: Gets carried like this twice by Takeru. The first time he takes her by surprise and she ends up like a gibbering mess. The other ends up with her giving directions while having her eyes closed and snuggling up to him in bliss.
  • Brutal Honesty: Noted to be similar to Takeru in this regard, she isn't afraid to get straight to the point.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets teased a lot by the rest of the platoon.
  • Child Prodigy: A genius in the domain of magic, and she gets a handle on other subjects really quickly as well.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her extensive knowledge of Ancient magic is at first just used to show her genius. Becomes much more important later on when she reveals she could use Sun and Moon based magic.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Mari really hates to see Takeru with other girls.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She's usually drawn with an adorable feline fang which highlights her Plucky Girl personality.
  • Energy Absorption: Can use drain magic, which comes in handy against Mother Goose, which lets her use "God's Authority" and "Rejuvenate" in order to heal her wounds.
  • Flight: Her magic lets her fly to an extent. Though she isn't all that good at it, which leads to some problems.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties some of her hair into pigtails, suiting her youthful personality and Tsundere traits.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Her Aurora magic is known for it's destructive power and it is called the strongest of the light based magic properties.
  • Hot Teacher: In the epilogue five years later, Mari has become a teacher and Ouka ridicules her for wearing such a short skirt in front of the students.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When she was younger, Mari did some shady stuff for the sake of collecting money for her orphanage. After their church was burnt down and she was told the children were Valhalla's hostages, she accepted to do whatever they asked to get the children back.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: She soon becomes Takeru's roommate because he's the only member of the platoon with an apartment big enough to share with her.
  • Insufferable Genius: Only acts like this towards Ouka.
  • Insult of Endearment: Called "Fuel Tank" by Ouka, since her only role in one battle was to power up Takeru despite her gloating about it.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Haunted used a spell to erase all of Mari's memories before the Inquisition captured her.
  • Light 'em Up: Basically what her Aurora property is, though it takes the form of a multi color light.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Haunted gives her back her memory, Mari is absolutely horrified as she remembers all the crimes she committed while assisting Valhalla. She would have broken down if it wasn't for Takeru.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Her condition for cooperating with Haunted was that they wouldn't harm any civilians. She was furious at him when he broke that promise by summoning the Einherjar of King Arthur and turning a large number of civilians into man-eating ghouls.
  • Petite Pride: Tries to have this attitude, but the effect varies since she is quick to get depressed when someone mentions it.
  • Power Nullifier: Her Gleipnir Collar, which the Inquisition placed on her, that explodes when she tries to use offensive magic. Get's removed by Orochi and after that she uses her magic whenever she wants.
  • Nice Hat: Mari is rarely seen without her signature beret.
  • Plucky Girl: After she officially joins the 35th platoon and isn't been tormented by Haunted anymore, she's the spunkiest and most feisty girl in the platoon.
  • Raised Catholic: She was raised at a church, although nothing of her current behavior indicates that she's particularly religious.
  • The Rival: She has actually grown to respect Ouka a lot and see her as a friend, but the chemistry she sees between Ouka and Takeru makes her consider Ouka a rival.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Is always wearing the muffler she got from the Orphanage director, and boy does she kick ass in it.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: Mari assumes she's Takeru's girlfriend, particularly as he's forced to let her live in the same apartment. Any time he's caught "cheating", she'll then also claim he already has her.
  • Smug Super: Isn't afraid to brag about how much better at magic she is than everyone else. Too be fair, she isn't really wrong in that regard.
  • Solar and Lunar: Learns how to use these types of magic via her Aurora property after studying in the Inquisition. Thus stripping them of their "Ancient" designation.
  • Summon Magic: Manages to summon a Kirin, notable since she does so without any sacrifices and it came only because she asked it to. Mother Goose notes it is probably the first time a magical being has ever wished to be summoned and actually hurried to be there.
  • Superpower Lottery: Has an Ancient Property which immediately makes her a cut above the rest for Witches in terms of magical ability.
  • The Tease: She once pulls in Takeru's head and grinds it against her chest to make him feel it. Note that this was in response to him accidentally saying her bumped into a wall, when it was actually her.
  • Token Wizard: Mari is the only witch of the 35th Platoon and the Anti-Magic Academy as a whole.
  • Tsundere:
    • It's obvious she likes the Small Fry Platoon well enough, but she's also an amnesiac witch and they're inquisitors in training, so Mari can't allow herself to get too friendly with them. By the end of the second arc, she has completely accepted them as her True Companions.
    • She's more of a Sweet type towards Takeru. Mari is laidback and nice mostly, yet she's prone to throwing fits when it looks like Takeru could be more interested in other girls than in her.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her Aurora Gate is essentially one.
  • Weak, but Skilled
  • White Magic: Her magical property acts like this, while also having a weakness to any Darkness related magic.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually becomes this with Ouka, though they both deny it.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. Her standard outfit has thigh-high socks and a short skirt, leaving only a little portion of her upper legs bare.

    Ikaruga Suginami
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi

A first year student at the academy, she is the technician of the platoon, creating and maintaining the equipment for everyone. A genius when it comes to creating weapons, fiddling with machines, and hacking. She is also in charge of gathering intelligence, though in often less than legal or fair ways). Considered one of the more troublesome members of the platoon, she is also fond of sexually harassing the other members.

  • Animal Theme Naming: As part of the Family Theme Naming for the Suginamis, Ikaruga is named after a bird. In her case, a spotted dove.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole on the corner of her left eye and another near the right side of her mouth.
  • Bi the Way: She flirts with Takeru and loves to sexually harass her fellow female platoonmates.
  • The Blacksmith: Makes weapons for the group from time to time.
  • Boobs of Steel: Inverted, she has the largest bust of the team but is generally Mission Control.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Is incredibly smart, but lacks motivation to do much with it after leaving Alchemist.
  • Cain and Abel: Ikaruga's sister Isuka grew to hate her for leaving Alchemist without her, essentially abandoning her to be "re-educated". Isuka now wants to have Ikaruga hand her over the Lost Matrix she stole so she can join Valhalla and destroy the world. Instead, Ikaruga tries to take Isuka with her as she should have done so years ago, but Haunted kills Isuka before they can reconcile.
  • Curious as a Monkey: This caused major problems for her when she was a child, due to the laboratory's policy of not being interested in anything that wasn't "sharp".
  • Defector from Decadence: After becoming curious of the outside world, Ikaruga intentionally failed an experiment to get herself evicted from Alchemist. When she found out she would be killed for her failure instead, she escaped from the Alchemist's lab and stole the Lost Matrix to prevent their elf cloning experiments from continuing.
  • Designer Baby: She's one of the products of Alchemist's Design Children Project to create geniuses to advance scientific progress.
  • Famous Ancestor: Her sperm donor was the Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus, one of the most influential medical scientists in early modern Europe.
  • For Science!: Used to have this attitude as a child, became less prominent as she became more interested in the outside world. She does use this as an excuse to try and have sex with Takeru, stating that she wants to see what the fuss is all about. They're interrupted before she gets her chance however.
  • The Gadfly: Likes to do this from time to time to provoke the other members of her team.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Is in charge of all equipment, and invents a lot on her own.
  • Hackette: Likes to hack into the other platoon's databases to her comrade's horror.
  • Hot Scientist: Self-explanatory really.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: She wears a lab-coat at all times, making it easy to spot her as the resident scientist.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She's a self-admitted pervert who's constantly making perverted comments and sexual jokes. She also enjoys putting her female platoonmates in skimpy Fanservice outfits.
  • Mad Scientist: Can give off this impression sometimes.
  • Maternally Challenged: Being a scientist Designer Baby, Ikaruga had zero experience with babies which made it difficult for her to understand how to treat the elf baby she created. When they reunite in the present after Kanaria thought Suginami abandoned her, Suginami has a hard time figuring out how she should approach her "daughter".
  • Messy Hair: Her long hair is constantly unkempt, most likely because she rarely sleeps.
  • Mission Control: Her role during the Small Fry missions.
  • Motherly Scientist: To get herself expelled from Alchemist, Suginami intentionally botched an elf resurrection trial by creating a mana-less wood elf. Realizing this made her a "mother", she became very attached to the baby elf and named her Kanaria. She believed Kanaria was killed by the lab, but she is currently working with Valhalla. Suginami continues to think of Kanaria as her daughter, even though Kanaria believes Suginami abandoned her.
  • My Greatest Failure: Ikaruga regrets having escaped Alchemist's lab without Isuka and Kanaria since now she understands those two were her family. She feels even worse about it when she learns Alchemist "re-educated" Isuka to make sure she wouldn't rebel against them like Ikaruga did.
  • Nanomachines: Ikaruga used the Lost Matrix to create an imperfect nanomachine cluster that allows her to alter her genes to a limited extent. This was primarily used to alter herself into a Dark Elf.
  • Nerdgasm: She pants heavily as she admires the mechanical properties of Dragoons, to Mari's disturbance.
    Ikaruga: Robots are erotic in ways that humans can never be!
  • Oral Fixation: She always has a lollipop in her mouth.
  • Parental Abandonment: Unintentionally towards Kanaria, the elf she created in Alchemist's lab. Ikaruga wanted to take Kanaria out of the lab with her, but when she didn't find her, Ikaruga assumed Kanaria had been disposed of as a failed experiment. However, Kanaria was still alive and grew up resenting Ikaruga under the belief that she was abandoned.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her brown hair becomes white when she uses the Lost Matrix to temporarily change into a dark elf.
  • Raised as a Host: Ikaruga finds out from Suzaku that the true purpose of the Suginami Design Children is not to create prodigies, but to mass-produce spare vessels for Suzaku who has survived for centuries by transferring her consciousness through the Phoenix gene she inserts in her offspring. Suzaku was especially interested in making Ikaruga her new body to gain her knowledge.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to about her hips.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has no problem being (half) naked in front of Takeru.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She resemblances very closely to her genealogical mother Suzaku. The main differences are that their hairstyles and hair colors are different and Ikaruga has much bigger breasts.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: She technically become a mother at the age of 12 by creating an artificial elf at Alchemist's lab. Her "daughter" is currently four years old, but looks only a few years younger than her because of some accelerated growth.
  • The Tease: She shamelessly flirts with Takeru, at one point kissing him while pressing her naked breasts against him. She also makes casual sexual comments towards her female platoonmates on a regular basis.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She's one of Alchemist's Designer Babies birthed and raised to manufacture lethal weapons and make human experiments.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: She states doesn't understand much about the concept of love, be it romantic or familial. After all, she was a Designer Baby birthed with the sole purpose of being a scientist. The reason why she wanted to leave Alchemist was to go to the outside world and learn about love.
  • Wrench Wench
  • Younger than She Looks: She's only sixteen like everyone else in her platoon, but her tall stature and large bust size makes her look like she's in her mid-twenties.
  • Youre Not My Mother: Suzaku is the genealogical mother of all the Suginami Design Children, but Ikaruga despises her and shouts at her that she's not her mother when they meet.

    Usagi Saionji
Voiced by: Rumi Ookubo

The sniper of the platoon, and serves as the primary recon unit as well (though how well she does it is debatable). She is from a high class family that has ties with the Inquisition. Her nervous demeanor and lack of confidence makes her often mess up and fumble with any tasks she was entrusted with; leading to Ikaruga to refer to her as a "Useless Bunny". She wears an accessory in her hair that looks like rabbit ears which matches her name, leading her to be teased often by the other platoon members.

  • Accidental Murder: During a visit from her half-brother to her grandparents' home, he started messing around with her grandfather's rifles. Usagi tried to stop him and during the struggle to take the rifle from him, it fired and instantly killed him. While it was not her fault and her brother was an idiot for not following gun safety, Usagi was still blamed for the incident and called her brother's murderer.
  • Adorkable: She gets flustered way too easily and is prone to making clumsy mistakes.
  • Animal Motifs: A rabbit. Her ribbon even resembles bunny ears, and this resemblance is noted by the others at one point.
  • Arranged Marriage: Her family intends to marry her off to Reima from the privileged Tenmyouji household in order to ensure both families prosper. Usagi obviously hates the idea, but she doesn't believe she has any other option but to accept marrying Reima.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's the same age as the rest of her platoonmates, but her short stature and somewhat childish behavior results in her platoonmates treating her like a kid.
  • Bastard Angst: Usagi is an illegitimate daughter from a mistress, which is why everyone but her grandparents treated her as an outsider to the family. Her ostracization only got worse after she was blamed for her half-brother's accidental death.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets teased by pretty much everyone.
  • Cat Smile: She sports this on occasion. Although given her Animal Motif, it's likely meant to be a Bunny Smile.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets easily jealous of other girls who make moves on Takeru.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Has only been talented at sniping since she was a child.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Her sniping skills are superhuman, just her lack of confidence dampers it.
  • Daddy's Girl: Or Granddaddy's Girl, she was really close to her grandfather.
  • Defiled Forever: She feels this way after she's captured and subjected to Shameful Strip in the Two Alchemists arc. As Usagi sobs about how she can't be a bride anymore, Mari reminds her she's still a virgin.
  • Embarrassing First Name: She doesn't like to be called by her first name because Usagi is Japanese for rabbit.
  • Extreme Doormat: Ever since she was a child, she's been letting her bastard of a fiancé Reima treat her like his possession and putting up with him blaming her for her brother's death when it was a mere accident. She finally fights off his abuse after getting encouragement from her platoon.
  • Friendly Sniper: Very nice girl despite her specialty.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Reima kidnaps Usagi and puts her in a wedding dress before he tries to force himself on her.
  • Grew a Spine: Thanks to the support of her platoon, Usagi finds the courage to stand up against her Sadist fiancé and not submit to his abuse anymore.
  • Hair Decorations: Her trademark black ribbon that looks like rabbit ears.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Usagi is a kind-hearted and very polite girl with blonde hair.
  • Heroic Bastard: She's an illegitimate child of the Saionji household, but Usagi is a good person and one of the main heroes.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Is capable at shooting with pin-point accuracy at someone 2900 meters away.
  • Keigo: She always speaks very politely since she's the daughter of a noble family.
  • Ojou: She's the sole heiress of the prestigious Saionji household.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She only provides long-range sniper support during missions since she doesn't have close-range combat skills.
  • Performance Anxiety: Usagi's sniping skills are exceptional, but she's terrible at doing her job under pressure. Whenever she's on a mission, she gets very nervous because she knows her mistakes might cost her platoonmates' lives. This causes her to make big mistakes at the crucial moment such as shooting at the wrong building.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears a white pair of pantyhose with her school uniform, fitting her status as the daughter of a high-ranking family.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Since no one in the main family wanted her, Usagi spent most of her childhood living with her grandparents in the mountains. She was forced to move in with her family's primary household after her grandfather's death since she was the only heir left once her half-siblings died.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Ikaruga is always shoving her into exposing outfits, to Usagi's mortification.
  • Sniper Rifle: Uses a custom one made by Ikaruga
  • The Team Normal: Takeru and Ouka are Relic Eater users, Mari is a witch, Ikaruga is a genius Designer Baby with access to Dark Elf's DNA. And Usagi? She's just a good sniper.
  • They Died Because of You: It wasn't her fault, but Reima uses her brother's accidental death against her to break her will and attempt to control her.
  • Trauma Button: Being in the presence of her abusive fiancé Reima causes her to hyperventilate until she passes out. This is primarily caused by the trauma of her half-brother's accidental death and Reima constantly blaming it on her ever since they were kids.

    Lapis Lazuli
Voiced by: Iori Nomizu

Designated as Malleus Maleficarum Type-Twilight "Mistilteinn". A Relic Eater who makes a contract with Takeru Kusanagi. She prefers staying in the form of a human girl in a Goth Lolita-style dress. Her weapon form is restricted to any kind of blade, particularly swords.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: She affirms that her blade could cut through orichalcum like a knife through bread.
  • Always with You: Before she ascends to godhood, Lapis promises she will watch over Takeru and protect his happiness for eternity.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Lapis inherits the Seat of God at the end of the light novels.
  • Berserk Button: The one thing that ticks this Emotionless Girl off is Takeru even thinking that there might be a sharper blade than her.
  • Can't Live Without You: She formed a contract with Takeru when he was at the brink of death. Without his contract with Lapis, Takeru's body will get split in half once again.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets extremely jealous if Takeru admires or even thinks about using any blade other than her. It gets worse after she falls in love with him and becomes way more intolerant to seeing him with other girls. At one point, she starts fearing she might try to monopolize Takeru for herself by erasing his memories of every other girl he knows.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Azure hair to go with her azure eyes.
  • Divine Date: Lapis becomes the new God alone and forces Takeru to return to his comrades. They share a Last Kiss and Lapis promises she will protect him forever even if he can't see her anymore.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She usually shows herself as a doll-like girl in a blue gothic Lolita dress.
  • Emotionless Girl: She never emotes and speaks with a monotone. Although, she's really a subversion.
  • Equippable Ally: She takes the form of a cute little girl while she's the Relic Eater contracted to Takeru and can turn into any bladed weapon for him to use.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes have two circles parallel to the iris.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She bids Takeru farewell with the brightest smile she ever made before she departs to become the new God.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a headpiece that somewhat resembles a nurse's cap.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress includes long sleeves that cover her hands, which makes look even cuter.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the story, Lapis decides to become God by herself so Takeru can continue living with his comrades.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her first host, Takeru's ancestor Mikoto Kusanagi, had her mind and spirit destroyed after prolonged usage of the God Hunter form which forced her brother Orochi to end her suffering by killing her. To this day, Lapis feels guilty over what happened to Mikoto and fears she might let the same happen to Takeru.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her designation name is Malleus Maleficarum Type-Twilight "Mistilteinn". She asks to be called Lapis and that's how everyone addresses her.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: At the end of the story, Lapis doesn't allow Takeru to become the new God with her because even though she does want to spend eternity with him, she wishes for him to continue living as a human and be happy with his comrades by his side.
  • Last Kiss: Lapis shares one final passionate kiss with Takeru before she leaves him to become the new God.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Invoked. Sougetsu passes Lapis off as Takeru's little sister when enrolling her at the Anti-Magic Academy and Lapis calls Takeru "Onii-chan" instead of "Host" at class so his classmates don't find out she's a Relic Eater. Oh, and Lapis clings to Takeru's arm all the time while claiming they can't live without each other. As the obvious result, Takeru ends up looking like a siscon pervert in the eyes of his class.
  • Magic Contract Romance: Lapis is Takeru's contracted Relic Eater. She eventually falls in love with him and Takeru has very strong feelings for her too.
  • Merger of Souls: Lapis can grant her host the God Hunter Armor at the cost of them fusing their soul with her own. Takeru does so as did his ancestor Mikoto.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: A Relic Eater which takes on the appearance of a cute little girl.
  • Morph Weapon: Whereas her regular state is that a large blade, she can change to other bladed weapons to fit her user's needs.
  • New Transfer Student: Sougetsu places her in Takeru's class as a transfer student because Lapis likes to take human form and it should drag less attention if she's part of the class. Although, Lapis still drags way too much attention by clinging too closely to Takeru when she's under the ruse of being his sister.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Whenever she's in human form, she's always clinging to Takeru's arm and getting her face mere inches away from his. She even tries following him to the bathroom.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: She has otherworldly azure eyes and she's not a simple Relic Eater, but a Sacred Treasure.
  • Ojou Ringlets: She has hair styled in Victorian ringlets with two of them as sidelocks that fall in front of her shoulders. While she's not an Ojou, this is meant to complement her doll-like looks.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears pantyhose with her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress.
  • Property of Love: She openly states that she and Takeru belong to each other in front of his entire class. Of course, she means it in the sense that they're bound to each other by a magic contract, but her wording still gives the wrong impression.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: She's a Relic Eater that takes the form of a little girl with bluish purple hair and porcelain skin. She acts as if she lacked emotions until she reveals a Sugar-and-Ice Personality to the protagonist. She also devotes herself completely to serving her host Takeru who she falls in love with.
  • Relatively Flimsy Excuse: She joins Takeru and the others at the Anti-Magic Academy under the cover story that she's Takeru's little sister. It's acknowledged that the lie isn't believable at all because Takeru and Lapis don't look nor act like brother and sister.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Mistilteinn is the name of Hrómundr Gripsson's sword in Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, a legendary saga from Iceland.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: Invoked by Ikaruga who makes Lapis wear nothing but a dress shirt for the 35th platoon's cosplay party in the School Festival.
  • The Stoic: Her face almost never shows emotions of any kind. However, Takeru eventually discovers she's Not So Stoic.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She seems like a straight-up Emotionless Girl to everyone. She does have a warmer and adorable side especially reserved for Takeru.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Lapis is easily the smallest member of the Small Fry platoon.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her hair, eyes and dress are all blue, befitting her demure character.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: She was one of the two blades responsible for devastating the world when it clashed with Lævateinn in the First Witch Hunt War.
  • Weapon of X-Slaying: A godslaying weapon.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Takeru feels like he could get drawn in by her azure eyes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: While she's a Relic Eater, she takes the form of a girl with bluish purple hair.

Others by Organization

    Anti Magic Academy 

Kyouya Kirigaya

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

"Revenge is the meaning of my life. If you want to embrace the hate for magic, there's no reason for me not to lend you a hand. Our goal is the same, if we cooperate it'll go faster."

Captain of the 15th Platoon at the academy and an old friend of Takeru's back from when they were classmates in Middleschool; though they drifted apart after Takeru's personality changed. A talented captian, it was under his leadership that the 15th platoon were in the top three of the school's rankings. However, after the death of his teammates and that of his childhood from at the hands of Haunted, he became fueled by a desire for revenge. He obtains the Relic Eater Nero from the president, and works alongside the EXE in their missions. Unfortunately his quest for revenge also extends to Takeru, who he views as partially responsible for his platoon's death.

  • Byronic Hero: He's a selfish, abrasive and impulsive young man who is obsessed with revenge, driven by his passionate emotions, tortured by the deaths of his platoonmates and commits very amoral, ruthless actions, but still comes off as sympathetic.
  • Retired Badass: At the end of the series, Kyouya quits the Inquisition after its restoration and gets married to Yoshimizu's clone. They go on to open up a bakery.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Zigzagged, while Kyouya's desire for revenge against the heretics that killed his teammates lands him in his Fatal Flaw, he is not lost enough that he can't reason and try to do the right thing.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only surviving member of the 15th platoon after Haunted's attack. The only one left besides him is Yoshimizu's clone who doesn't count as a member.
  • Survivor Guilt: After his entire platoon is massacred by Haunted, Kyouya is burdened by the guilt of not having been able to save any of them.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Kyouya keeps the stars of the uniforms from the dead members of his platoon to always remind himself of their death.

Akira Yoshimizu

Voiced by: Akira Sekine

A member of the 15th platoon, and an aspiring Seelie, Akira is the childhood friend of Kyouya and is often the one keeping him in check. Another acquaintance of Takeru's from his days in middle school, she tends to be the mediator between him and the unruly Kyouya. However during the events of the platoon tournament, she is killed by Haunted and a clone of hers is used as a trojan horse to ferry him into the arena. The clone survives, but is left in a catatonic state, serving as the primary motivator for Kyouya's need for revenge.

  • Artificial Human: The real Yoshimizu was killed by Haunted and replaced by an identical clone with her same memories.
  • Chest Burster: Haunted's thorns do this to her in the middle of the arena match, taking out all of her friends much to her horror.
  • Childhood Friend: To Kyouya, with the two going back quite some time.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Kyouya accepts her as a person even though she isn't the Yoshimizu who was his childhood friend.
  • Cloning Blues: Her clone is informed about her existence and how she isn't the real thing. She takes it pretty well for the most part.
  • Convenient Coma: Her clone is left unconscious for the majority of the series. Kyouya uses Nero's healing powers to help her condition in life support.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: She isn't really Kyouya's childhood friend, but a clone of the real Yoshimizu who was killed by Haunted. Kyouya still thinks she's close enough to the real thing and protects her with his life. In the epilogue, they're Happily Married.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Yoshimizu's clone is the only thing Kyouya has left after losing everyone in his platoon. Even though he knows she's just a copy of his childhood friend, he desperately wishes for her to wake up and be by his side.
  • Morality Pet: Before her coma, she was the only one who could get Kyouya to calm down when he picked fights. Even at his worse, Kyouya cares deeply about Yoshimizu and goes to extreme lengths to protect her in her comatose state.
  • Nice Girl: She's a friendly girl who keeps Kyouya from taking his jackassery too far.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: How her clone's life is saved, with Takeru giving up the one Orochi gave him to save his sisters so that Kyouya could save Akira.
  • Protectorate: Kyouya does everything in his power to protect Yoshimizu's clone and keep her alive during her coma.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The rapid death of her original self is primarily to give Kyouya motivation to antagonize Takeru.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She doesn't get any characterization besides being a Nice Girl who is Childhood Friends with Kyouya and she's immediately replaced by a clone that spends almost the entire series in a coma.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off shortly after being introduced, and her clone is left unconscious for the majority of the series.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: After gaining consciousness, the clone is confined to a wheelchair.

Nagaru Hoshijiro
Voiced by: Natsumi Yamada
The current student council president of Anti M Agic Academy, as well as the current leader of the Heretic Alliance. Nagaru appears to be a small and harmless girl, she is an upperclassman to the 35th platoon. She enlists their services after the student council is wiped out by Mephistopheles, though it is a somewhat fragile arrangement. Due to a mental defect since her birth, she is incapable of feeling sadness and any way, and is thus incapable of sympathizing with other people normally. However she is without a doubt on the good side of the spectrum, and is an ally always willing to aid the small fry platoon.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Gets her leg crushed by a tree, though due to the weather she was fortunately numb to the pain.
  • Artificial Limbs: Gets a prostehcic leg after losing it during the battle with the EXE.
  • Bluff the Impostor: She blows Mephistopheles' cover after the latter possesses Shizuka.
  • The Chessmaster: Likes moving people like chess pieces, though a much more benevolent example than others.
  • Coat Cape: She wears her uniform coat over her shoulders like a cape.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields Mjölnir while facing off against Sougetsu.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a cat hairpin.
  • Older Than She Looks: Is actually older than the 35th platoon by a year, but she looks like a kid.
  • The Pollyanna: Is incapable of feeling sadness in anyway, so she's always happy. Even when all her comrades are killed off, or she has her body crushed under a tree.
  • Rebel Leader: Is the current leader of the Heretic Alliance, though how she got that position is unknown.
  • Student Council President: The head of the student council of the Anti-Magic Academy.

Shizuka Sendou

Voiced by: Yoshiko Ikuta

A member of the student council who also serves as Nagaru's enforcer.

  • Killed Offscreen: She died at some point and when seen again, her body has been possessed by Mephistopheles.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's killed shortly after her introduction in the Festival of Fools arc.

Reima Tenmyouji

Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa
The son of a high-ranking family who held connections with the Saionji household. Reima claims to be Usagi's childhood friend and he is also her fiancé because their families decided so. However, Reima has been tormenting Usagi since they were kids and he treats her like his possession, apparently leaving her enough trauma to give her anxiety attacks. He transfers to the Anti-Magic Academy and becomes its Ethics Committee Chairman.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Festival of Fools arc where he arrives to take control over Anti-Magic Academy with the help of the witch Mephistopheles.
  • Arranged Marriage: The Saionji household decided to basically force Usagi to marry Reima, which he uses as another way to dominate her.
  • Attempted Rape: He almost rapes Usagi to completely break her spirit. His attempt is foiled when Usagi defends herself by biting him and Takeru arrives just in time to kick the bastard's ass.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He gives the impression of being an affable gentleman. It never takes him long to reveal his true colors as an abusive and controlling jackass.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: He wets himself when Takeru pretends to give him the final blow, only to stop himself at the last second because he considers Reima Not Worth Killing.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Subverted. He introduces himself as Usagi's childhood friend and they're engaged through an Arranged Marriage between their families. The truth is Reima is just a childhood tormenter who has been taunting Usagi for years over her adopted brother's accidental death as if it was her fault. He harbors no affection for her and only views her as an object to be controlled.
  • Dirty Coward: Reima loves to taunt and torment people he thinks are inferior to him, but whenever he is faced with some kind of danger, he becomes a coward who would do whatever he can to save his skin.
  • Disposable Fiancé: Usagi is being forced by her family to enter an Arranged Marriage with Reima, even though she's terrified of him because he's an abusive and detestable Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. She manages to escape the engagement thanks to her true love interest Takeru saving her from Reima's Attempted Rape.
  • Domestic Abuse: Reima has been subjecting his fiancée Usagi to verbal, emotional and physical abuse for most of their lives, using her guilt over the deaths of her half-siblings against her. What he has put her through is so bad that Usagi experiences anxiety attacks just be being near him.
  • Entitled to Have You: He calls Usagi his precious belonging and treats her like an object instead of a person. He has gotten in her head that she deserves no better than him because no one would ever marry an illegitimate child and a murderer except for him who wants to keep her as his personal living doll.
  • Hate Sink: Possibly the most despicable and disgusting character in the entire series right after Haunted. The way he treats poor Usagi like his property is all you need to know how much of a scumbag he is.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He kidnaps Usagi, puts her in a wedding dress and tries to rape her. Fortunately, Usagi finally fights back and Takeru gives the disgusting creep the beating he deserves.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Reima's family looked down on him for not being as good as his brother and this caused Reima's desire for control and acknowledgment.
  • Not Worth Killing: Takeru doesn't finish him off because he thinks Reima is not worth the trouble.
  • Sadist: He takes great pleasure in tormenting poor Usagi to make her subdue to him.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The anime has him disappear after Takeru spares him and his fate is left unknown. In the light novels, Reima attempts to escape from the academy and gets killed by Kyouya.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: He lived under the shadow of his superior brother and his family always overlooked his efforts and accomplishments because they paled next to his brother's.

    The Inquisition 

Sougetsu Ootori/Loki
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki

The headmaster of the academy as well as the president of the Inquisition. Sougestu is a man of secrets and whims that only he knows, much to the frustration and suspicions of pretty much everyone. Calm even in the face of chaos and war, Sougestu shows a disturbingly relaxed attitude while observing destruction. He also happens to be the adoptive father of Ouka, much to her confusion, and sees the 35th Platoon as his favorite since he personally picks the oddballs that are placed into it.

  • Angel Unaware: The school principal was no other than God.
  • Bad Boss: He's perfectly content to send his subordinates and students to their deaths if it means accomplishing something he wants.
  • Big Bad: He's ultimately revealed to be the real main villain the series and the final climax of the story is stopping him from destroying the world.
  • Big Good: Subverted. He's the headmaster of the Anti-Magic Acamedy the main characters attend to and he leads the Inquisition that is meant to stop magic criminals, but it's obvious he has no benevolent intentions for whatever he's trying to do.
  • The Chess Master: Everyone knows he has a plan in store for the world, and pretty much everybody is a pawn in it.
  • Death Seeker
  • Destroyer Deity: He's revealed to be a deity who wishes to bring about the end of the world.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Pretty much everybody and their mother knows he is up to no good, they just don't have anything to confirm their suspicions. And even if they did they probably only have it because he wanted them to.
  • Evil Albino: His silver hair and red eyes are the first signs that he isn't a trustworthy guy.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts carefree and fun-loving when he's really manipulative and shady as hell. Also, his ultimate goal is ending the world.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: In the final light novels, he's revealed to be a Physical God seeking to destroy the world for no particular reason other than wanting to do so.
  • God Is Evil: He's revealed to be the god of the series' universe and he becomes the final villain in the last stages of the light novels, with his goal being to destroy the world.
  • Hair Decorations: A few strands of his hair are tied with a small red ribbon.
  • Laughably Evil: He's devious, there's no doubt about that, but no one can deny he's damn entertaining.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Sougetsu's life is directly connected to the magic of the planet. If he dies, the world will end from the loss of magic. For this reason, Takeru has Sougetsu's godhood absorbed into Lapis and Lapis becomes the new god.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has upper back length hair and he's fairly handsome.
  • Mysterious Backer: He's the headmaster of the Anti-Magic Academy and the one who puts the 35th Platoon together, but none of the protagonists ever believes Sougetsu has clean intentions.
  • Mystical White Hair: He's the most important figure of the Inquisition and his hair is silver only to make him stand out more. He stands out even more with the revelation that he's essentially a god whose existence is tied to that of the world.
  • Older Than He Looks: He looks like he's in his late twenties at the oldest. However, the fact that he was alive during the Witch Hunt War 150 years ago is the first clue that he isn't a normal person. Since he's basically a god, he could very well be Really 700 Years Old.
  • Perpetual Smiler: His smile never disappears from his face.
  • Physical God: He's the God of the setting with the form of an adult man.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: His cruel methods are always justified in the public eye as the Inquisition making the hard choices necessary for humanity's survival.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Of course, a man with silver hair wouldn't be trustworthy. Especially after he's revealed to be the real main villain of the story.

Hayato Kurogane

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

My law won't be shaken

Captain of EXE and the Dullahans of the Inquisition, he is a cold and intimidating figure among the Inquisition and highly respected by its members. A stern believer in justice and the law, Hayato is unyielding and unrelenting in his pursuit against those who go against the law. Though stict, he shows concern about Ouka despite her being demoted from her postion in EXE, and continues to watch over her and the 35th platoon throughout the series.

  • The Ace: He's the best Witch Hunter with unparalleled natural skills. It's thanks to being a Hero Vessel.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He always wears a suit with black-red striped tie and he looks damn cool in it.
  • Born Winner: He is actually a Hero Vessel, meaning that he has superhuman strength, agility, and constitution without having trained at all.
  • Character Development: Much of his development occurs in his backstory. Kurogane originally had no emotions due to his status as a Hero Vessel and this led him to value efficiency over all else. He eventually gained more human feelings through his relationship with the former captain of EXE Kazuma Mineshiro, Ouka's first adoptive father.
  • The Dreaded: His very presence inspires certain dread and admiration among his peers.
  • The Fettered: Used to be The Unfettered, but his interactions with the former captain of EXE, Ouka's father made him rethink how he carried out the law.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's completely dedicated to protecting innocent people, but no one said he was the friendly sort of guy.
  • Knight Templar: Believes in the law above all else, though he eventually develops the ability to distinguish the ways of carrying out that justice in his backstory.
  • Made of Iron: He's buried under debris when Kiseki breaks out of her prison and he comes out completely unharmed.
  • Married to the Job: Doesn't have time for anything other than his job.
  • One-Man Army: Kurogane alone has more strength than an army of inquisitors.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His face seems to be permanently stuck in the same stern frown.
  • Principles Zealot: After being influenced by Kazuma Mineshiro, Hayato strives to always stay true to his inner law.
  • Secret Police: The man in charge of it.
  • The Stoic: He never loses his cool no matter the situation. It's a side effect of being a Hero Vessel, which makes it hard for him to feel emotions.
  • Superpower Lottery
  • World's Best Warrior: He's said to be the strongest Witch Hunter in the entire Inquisition.

    Magic Side 

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

Haunted is a major antagonist and recurring character. While technically apart of the organisation Valhalla he is generally shown as a free spirit doing and fufilling his own goals. Haunted is a Necromancer with Ancient Despair Magic.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Mari feels nothing but revulsion and strong hatred for him because of his despicably evil personality. Ironically, this makes Haunted adore her even more due to his love for emotions of fear and disdain.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: He is noted to be an alchemist.
  • Ax-Crazy: He loves killing people.
  • Buxom Is Better: Inverted. One of the things he likes about Mari is that she's flat-chested. Five years later, he's relieved that she still hasn't grown breasts.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Haunted joyfully embraces his role as an evil, murderous villain while considering those who are good to be his natural prey.
  • Dark Is Evil: His magic type is Ancient Despair.
  • Empty Eyes: His eyes are devoid of shine and lifeless, which reflects his lack of human soul and values.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Averted. He loves killing people, but you have to feel some emotion while doing so, whether love, hate, anything. Isuka killing based on cold logic is disturbing to him. Only to be reminded that he's the one who is killing countless victims.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Whenever he's making an entrance or doing evil, he wants to do it in a spectacular way.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears black priest robes.
  • Exact Words: He promised Mari she could talk to the orphanage kids again...and he did keep his promise, but since he's a Necromancer they were already dead.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He has a polite persona, but is absolutely Ax-Crazy and a Card-Carrying Villain.
  • For the Evulz: He causes mass destruction, chaos and death. Why? Because he enjoys it.
  • Hate Sink: He represents the absolute worst aspects of the Magic Side. Even Mother Goose is disgusted at having someone like him working for Valhalla.
  • I Have Your Wife: He got Mari to work with him by telling her he had taken the children of her orphanage hostage and she could only see them again if she joined Valhalla. That was a lie. Haunted could only let Mari see the ghosts of the children.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Villainous variant
  • Magic Knight: His magical heritage Dainslief gives him his own armor and sword.
  • Necromancer: His extensive medical knowledge of the human body allows him to effectively kill and utilize bodies for his rituals. He can also manipulate bodies for further use in more complex summonings.
  • Not So Different: He taunts Mari when he gives her back the memories of her criminal past, telling her she's a murderous mage like him. Thankfully, Takeru steps in and convinces Mari that is not true.
  • Older Than He Looks: He was present during the Witch Hunt War, making him at least over 150 years old.
  • Overarching Villain: While he's only allied with Valhalla, Haunted is the most frequent and dangerous enemy to the 35th platoon and has a major villain role in nearly all the story arcs.
  • Psycho for Hire: He technically works for Valhalla, but he doesn't give a damn about their goals and only takes the job as an excuse to spread misery and destruction with magic.
  • Sadist: His greatest pleasure is causing immeasurable despair and suffering in people. He especially expresses his "affections" for Mari by trying to break her mind and make her miserable.
  • Sinister Minister: He apparently served as a priest at some point in his past. He still dresses in priest robes.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's creepily obsessed with Mari, to her misfortune.
  • Summon Magic: Powerful enough to bind King Arthur's spirit as an Eirenjar.
  • The Unfettered: He will do what he needs to achieve his goals.
  • Villainous Crush: He's completely infatuated with Mari, who loathes him for being an insane, sadistic psychopath.
  • Yandere: He adores Mari so much that he does whatever he can to mercilessly torture her emotionally and mentally so he can delight himself with the horror and despair in her facial expressions.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He killed all the orphans Mari was friends with, and later rips a child's head off in front of her own mother.


Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

A powerful witch who had her soul removed from her body after a run-in with the Inquisition. Mephisto allied herself with Reima Tenmyouji so they could work together in retrieving her body while in turn, she would incur a spell to enslave the entire academy to his will.

  • Arc Villain: She and Reima act as the villains of the Festival of Fools arc as both attempt to take over the Anti-Magic Academy for their own purposes.
  • Body Surf: She currently exists by using Transfer Charm to take over body after body.
  • Facial Markings: Her true form has markings in her cheeks.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named after Mephistopheles, one of the chief demons of German literary tradition.

Mother Goose/Gungnir

The joint leader of both the East Side of the Magic Academy and Valhalla along with her partner, Orochi Kusanagi.

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: She is the human form of the Sacred Treasure-type Magical Heritage, Gungnir.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Mother Goose has the ultimate ability of Deification that ascends herself and her user into Godhood, granting its user miraculous abilities that bend the laws of the physical world. This power however can truly manifest after the user replaced the Seat of God.
  • Big Bad: Subverted. Because she's the head of Magic Academy and Valhalla, enemies of the Anti-Magic Academy, it's easy to assume Mother Goose is the main villain of the series. When we finally meet her, though, she doesn't act like a bad person at all. Also, the real main villain of the series is Sougetsu, the principal of the Anti-Magic Academy.
  • Disappears into Light: Mother Goose dissolves into white particles to become the magic power needed for the Deification of Takeru and Lapis.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: When she opens them, her eyes have two circles parallel. It's a sign that she's in fact a Sacred Treasure.
  • Eyes Always Shut: She keeps her eyes closed most of the time.
  • Hero Antagonist: Her main goal while guiding Valhalla is to save the world and end the oppression of magic. However, being in the Magic Side puts her directly at odds with the Inquisitors, the faction where the main characters are.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She gives up her life to become the magic fuel required for Takeru and Lapis to complete their soul merging and inherit the Seat of God.
  • Light Is Good: She dresses all in white and while she's the leader of the main antagonist faction, Mother Goose is presented as a benevolent figure.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Gungnir is the name of the spear of the god Odin in Norse Mythology.

Orochi Kusanagi

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

One of the two leaders of Valhalla. He has mysterious motives but works in clear opposition to that of the inquisition. Despite being unable to see he is an unparraled swordsman, and there are very few who can match him in pure skill in the modern world. Due to incorporating vampire cells into his body, he is semi-immortal though he didn't really need it in the first place considering his skill in combat.

  • Blind Weaponmaster: His heightened sense is so trained that his blindness is actually viewed more as an advantage than a shortcoming and he's still one of the greatest masters of the Kusanagi Style.
  • Cool Teacher
  • Dhampyr: During the first Witch Hunt War, Orochi implanted himself with vampire cells that turned him into an artificial vampire hybrid. He can drain blood and "consume" other people to heal himself, as well revert his aging, temporarily returning him to his youthful form.
  • The Dragon: He acts as the second leader of Valhalla, being Mother Goose's partner.
  • Evil Mentor: Appears to be this way for a sort while. But it turns out that they just have different means for achieving the same goal.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Takeru Kusanagi's ancestor.
  • Master Swordsman: He taught the Double-Edged Style Master to Takeru. Of course, Orochi is practically invincible with a sword.
  • Older Than He Looks: He was a participant of the Witch Hunt War 150 years ago and turned himself into a Dhampyr to remain young by drinking blood. The more blood he consumes, the younger he looks.
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: He has these to indicate his blindness.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: He is named after the mythological eight-headed snake, Yamata no Orochi and he bears the family name Kusanagi which is the name of the blade found inside the serpent.
  • Trickster Mentor


Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka, Mami Shitara (as an infant)
A wood-elf girl created by Ikaruga Suginami. She works with Valhalla to fight off the Inquisition, believing they were responsible for the death of Isuka, who she thinks was her mother.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Her name is a Japanese spelling for canary. It follows the Family Theme Naming of everyone related to the Suginami being named after birds.
  • Artificial Family Member: She was created by Ikaruga as part of an intentionally failed experiment. Ikaruga thinks of Kanaria as her daughter, but their relationship is complicated because Kanaria was raised thinking Isuka was her mother and that Ikaruga had abandoned her.
  • Artificial Human: She's an artificial elf created by Ikaruga in an Alchemist's lab.
  • Has Two Mommies: She was created by Ikaruga and raised by Isuka. Although she initially considers Isuka her only mother, she eventually accepts Ikaruga as her other creator.
  • Meaningful Name: Ikaruga named her after the canary that turned into a human from the children's book she found from a test subject, which was the trigger of her interest in the outside world.
  • Nephewism: After Ikaruga left Alchemist, her sister Isuka looked after Kanaria.
  • Pointy Ears: She has long, pointed ears common in elves.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: An artificially created elf with yellow eyes.
  • Third-Person Person: She uses "Kana" as a substitute for "I".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue hair, in her case.
  • You Killed My Mother: She thinks Isuka was her mother. After told Isuka was killed by the Inquisition, Kanaria joined Valhalla to avenge Isuka. However, the truth is Ikaruga was the one who created her and it was the member of Valhalla Haunted who killed Isuka.
  • Younger than She Looks: Due to accelerated growth, Kanaria's appearance is that of a teenager when in reality, she's only four years old.
  • Youre Not My Mother: Kanaria refuses to acknowledge Ikaruga as her mother because she ran away from Alchemist without her, although she doesn't know that was because Ikaruga thought she was dead. Instead, Kanaria views Isuka as her only parent for raising her. Eventually, Kanaria understands Ikaruga does care about her and accepts her as one of her creators.


One of the leaders of Valhalla and the chairwoman of the Magic Academy's West Side comprised of the militant Purebloods.
  • Arc Villain: She serves as the main villain of the sixth arc of the series.
  • Immortality Seeker: Elizabeth wants to replicate the vampire's True Ancestor's longevity to make herself young and beautiful forever.
  • Femme Fatalons: She's an evil witch and a vampire. She also has long, sharp nails.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: She wears a strapless dress that exposes a lot of her cleavage.
  • Lady in Red: She wears a flowering red dress.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a red fedora hat.
  • Older Than She Looks: She was alive during the Witch Hunt Wat 150 years ago. She still looks like a young woman thanks to her vampire ancestry.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Elizabeth is a Vampire Apostle. While her vampiric ancestry has thinned, it still grants her greater physical strength than a regular human. She also cannot sustain herself without consuming human flesh and blood.
  • Smug Snake: Elizabeth is an extremely arrogant and pompous of her status and power.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has pink eyes.
  • Vain Sorceress: She's obsessed with trying to prolong her youth so she can be eternally beautiful.
  • Wolverine Claws: Magical Heritage class magic imbues Elizabeth's nails that return the impact of a countered attack back to its enemy.

Laugh Maker/Mimulus Wallenstein

An officer of the Magic Side. She is the witch who was responsible for the death of Ouka's family.
  • The Atoner: In the epilogue five years later, Mimulus has resolved to use the immortal life Ouka gave her to atone for all the death and destruction she caused in the past.
  • Beneath the Mask: Mimulus is a brooding yet considerate commander who garnered the respect of her troops and cared for them in return. However, her true self is a psychopathic murderer obsessed with making others laugh before slaughtering them.
  • Death Seeker: She considers being killed would be her salvation. This is why Ouka starts to think she wouldn't be satisfied to kill Laugh Maker if that is what she wants.
  • For Happiness: A very dark variation. Laugh Maker wants to bring people the ultimate happiness, which she does by making them laugh as she kills them so they go to heaven.
  • Freudian Excuse: Laugh Maker was the product of a witch trafficking ring. Since her magic attribute was more supportive than offensive, the traffickers constantly abused her and broke her will into thinking that laughing and smiling, regardless of its basis, would send people to heaven. This is the source of her insane obsession with murdering people while making them laugh.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Ouka decides to not give Laugh Maker the death she wants, instead turning her into an undying vampire while also ordering her to never kill people again. Ouka does this with the intention that Laugh Maker lives forever with the burden of her crimes, but Laugh Maker makes the best of it by swearing to use her long life to atone for her crimes instead.
  • Magic Enhancement: Her magic attribute is Radiance, a property that strengthens other spells to their maximum limit. Laugh Maker was given ways to reinforce spells to the absolute extreme to harm others.
  • Obliviously Evil: She genuinely believes she's bringing people salvation because she was taught that she's sending her victims to heaven by making them laugh as she kills them.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Ouka bites her in her Vampire True Ancestor form, transforming Laugh Maker into a Vampire Apostle.
  • People Puppets: She has the ability to control people's bodies, which was how she used Ouka to murder the Mineshiro family.
  • Stepford Smiler: Insane variety. The fact she never stops smiling is one of the things that highlights how crazy she is.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Laugh Maker was a witch birthed by the Insect Cage trafficking ring and she was conditioned to be the group's assassin and hunter. Even though her magic attribute was primarily a supportive one, she was trained into maximizing utility spells to better capture and execute targets.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: She promised she would spare the Mineshiros' younger daughter if the parents let a controlled Ouka kill them. After they stabbed themselves with the knife Ouka was carrying, Laugh Maker forced Ouka to stab her own little sister to death.



Suzaku Suginami

Voiced by: Satomi Arai

The leader of the Alchemists faction as well as being the organization's CEO. She is the genealogical "mother" of all Suginami Design Children. She had allied herself with the Inquisition and was responsible for keeping Kiseki Kusanagi asleep in a dreaming state before the attack on the First Laboratory.

Isuka Suginami

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei

Ikaruga Suginami's sister who was previously affiliated with the Alchemists before allying herself with Valhalla after promising them to revive the mythical dark elves

  • Animal Theme Naming: In accordance to the Family Theme Naming of the Suginamis, Isuka is named after a bird. In her case, a crossbill.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole on the corner of her right eye.
  • Cain and Abel: She was left deeply hateful towards her sister Ikaruga because she left her behind to defect Alchemist and see the outside world.
  • Designer Baby: Like Ikaruga, Isuka was born as the result of the Alchemist's Design Children project to genetically engineer prodigies that would advance the world's scientific progress.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being fatally wounded by Haunted, Isuka dies in Ikaruga's arms.
  • Emotion Suppression: She had this forcibly done to her after Ikaruga left Alchemist. Because of the redesigns made to her body, Isuka suffers painful headaches whenever she feels illogical emotions.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She feels Ikaruga betrayed her by leaving Alchemist when they could have continued their scientific research together.
  • Famous Ancestor: Her sperm donor was Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary founder of alchemy.
  • Frozen Face: The scientists of Alchemist modified her body so she was only able to make a limited amount of facial expressions.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She gets impaled through the stomach by Haunted's arm.
  • It's Personal: Double Subverted. Isuka denies it when Haunted assumes she ordered to kill all the scientists in the Alchemist facility out of hatred. The truth is she did hate them because of how they "re-educated" her.
  • Purple Eyes: She has the same violet eyes as her sister. It's probably to signify her origins as a Designer Baby.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to about her hips.
  • The Spock: After Ikaruga's escape from Alchemist, the scientists redesigned Isuka to repress any sort of emotion or illogical thought that could interfere in her scientific research.
  • The Stoic: Her face only shows a detached expression and she claims not feel any sort of strong emotion, which freaks Haunted out. Turns out this is the result of Alchemist suppressing Isuka's emotions and facial expressions. Although, she is Not So Stoic around her sister.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks physically identical to her sister Ikaruga, with the only notable difference being their hair colors and the place of their Beauty Marks. She also looks similar to her genealogical mother Suzaku.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Just as it seems Ikaruga will be able to convince her to go with her, Haunted shows up without warning and kills her.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She gets killed off very quickly at the end of the Two Alchemists arc.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Isuka wants to join Valhalla to then destroy the world because she sees it as the reason why Ikaruga left her and Alchemist had to "re-educate" her.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She wanted the Lost Matrix to be accepted as a member of Valhalla. Instead, Haunted kills her since Isuka became disposable to Valhalla after he learned vital information from her weapons schematics.

    Relic Eaters 


Go to 35th Platoon Members to see tropes relating to her.


Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Designated as Malleus Malificarum IV. He is the Relic Eater under contract with Ouka Ootori.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Instead of bullets, his twin pistols form fires enchanted, red stakes that pierce through and dispel magic.
  • The Atoner: He sacrifices himself to save Ouka's life in order to atone for not having been able to protect her adopted family from Laugh Maker.
  • Blood Magic: He needs to drain blood to cast magic-dispelling attacks.
  • Disappears into Light: He explodes into light before Ouka's eyes once he becomes magic power to save her from Hyakki Yakou.
  • Flowery Elizabethan English: The translation of the light novel has Vlad speak in Shakespearean English.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Before he sacrifices himself to save his master, Vlad smiles gently at Ouka.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To save Ouka from being consumed by the Hyakki Yakou, Vlad turns himself into magic power.
  • In the Hood: His human form shows up wearing a hood that hides his face.
  • My Greatest Failure: Vlad broke his contract with Kazuma Mineshiro after he retired from the Inquisition. Shortly after that, Kazuma, his wife and daughter were killed by the Laugh Maker using their adopted daughter Ouka. Vlad felt he was partially responsible for causing Kazuma's death and leading Ouka to become obsessed with revenge.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He is named after Vlad III, the infamous prince of Wallachia during the 15th century whose violent tactics in protecting Europe from the Ottoman Empire earned him the title, the Impaler Prince and the basis for Dracula.


Voiced by: Akane Kohinata

A Lost-Type Magical Heritage whose physical form is that of the legendary blade, Dáinsleif. She is wielded by Haunted.


Voiced by: Akira Sekine

Designated as Malleus Malificarum V. She is the Relic Eater contracted Kyouya Kirigaya.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her human form shows up in a dress with an opening that leaves her midsection exposed.
  • The Corrupter: She reinforces Kyouya's obsession for revenge and extreme hatred for any form of heretics.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Like other female Relic Eaters, Nero wears a frilly goth-like dress.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Same as other Relic Eaters, her eyes have two circles parallel to the iris.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Inverted. Nero takes on Yoshimizu's appearance to remind Kyouya of all his hatred and anger over the death of his entire platoon.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She is named after Nero, the 5th and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. This Nero is similar to his cousin Caligula in a sense that both their rule involved their descent into madness.
  • Poisonous Person: Her intrinsic abilities pertain to the use of a wide variety of poisons both in and out of combat.


One of the Sacred Treasure-type Magical Heritages that clashed with Mistelteinn to cause the end of the first Witch Hunt War and destroy most of the world. It has lost a significant portion of its power in the aftermath of the war and doesn't have a personality. It was previously wielded by Orochi Kusanagi and was given to Kanaria.


Kiseki Kusanagi

Voiced by: Chika Anzai

The younger twin sister of Takeru Kusanagi who he must look after.

  • Bad Dreams: Five years later, Kiseki has recurrent nightmares about all the people that were killed with Hyakki Yakou.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Hyakki Yakou is an abominable mass of demons inside Kiseki that could devour the entire world. However, Kiseki herself is not a bad person and feels immense guilt over all the death and destruction her powers cause.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Kiseki's demonic powers try to grant her darkest subconscious desires. The result is usually the demons in her body going on a rampage and causing mass destruction.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Kiseki's love for her big brother obviously isn't familial. It's a bit understandable because he's the only human she has ever interacted with and her circumstances have kept them from forming a normal sibling relationship.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets extremely jealous of the girls in the 35th platoon, especially Ouka, because they spend so much time with her precious Onii-chan.
  • Death Seeker: She wants to die to put an end to all her suffering and prevent her from killing anyone again. However, she won't let anyone but her brother to kill her.
  • The Empath: She can feel the emotions of those who come into contact with Hyakki Yakou's flesh mass.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: In the light novels, she has X-shaped pupils.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Later in the light novels, Kiseki starts attacking people with Hyakki Yakou while wearing not a single piece of clothing.
  • Girl in a Box: Because of it was impossible to kill her, her father had to seal her inside an underground box within a small shrine on a mountain deep in the forests. She eventually broke free soon after she and her brother started interacting.
  • Healing Factor: Kiseki's body was born with a powerful regeneration ability. Even if she's beheaded or stabbed through the heart, her body will heal instantly.
  • Horned Humanoid: A horn sprouts out of her forehead whenever the Hyakki Yakou goes out of control.
  • I Am a Monster: She considers herself an evil monster, both in body and mind, because she often thinks the world that has made her suffer so much should just disappear and it's her dark wishes what causes the Hyakki Yakou to try and destroy everything around her.
  • Immortality Hurts: The Inquisition's researchers subjected her to gruesome experiments to prove how effective her Healing Factor is. She was poisoned, crushed flat, chopped into pieces, burned alive and a lot more. This was a living hell for poor Kiseki.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Kiseki seems like a standard one. She's Takeru's cute twin little sister who loves her Onii-chan very much and is very possessive of him. The problem is that she was born with a family curse that makes her the host of thousands of demons and whenever Kiseki is feeling jealous or Takeru is injured, the demons start spreading destruction everywhere.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: In their childhood, Kiseki was the only person who could get Takeru to feel calm and relieve him of the feeling that he was trapped. This is because Takeru's soul is that of a demon and Kiseki's body is the Hyakki Yakou, so both feel complete when they're together.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: The Hyakki Yakou manifests as a huge mass of flesh with Too Many Mouths and Extra Eyes sprouting out of Kiseki's legs. It can spread infinitely to devour anything in its path.
  • Older Than She Looks: Due to her petite build, it's a bit hard to tell that she's also sixteen like Takeru.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: As part of the bloodline curse of the Kusanagi clan, Kiseki was born with countless demons sealed within her body.
  • Master of Illusion: Kiseki can project illusions into the minds of those in contact with Hyakki Yakou.
  • No Social Skills: She has never had a proper conversation with anyone but her brother, which leaves her with no idea of how to interact with other people.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The Hyakki Yakou in her body consumes anything in its path and adds to the ever-growing flesh mass that it is composed of. If it's not stopped, it could end up consuming the entire world.
  • Power Incontinence: The Hyakki Yakou goes out of control whenever Kiseki is feeling upset or distressed since it acts on her negative emotions. However, Kiseki insists she's the one in control and all the destruction the demons cause is what she wishes for.
  • Psychic Powers: She can read memories and induce dreams to anyone held within Hyakki Yakou's flesh mass.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: As Takeru continues refusing to kill her, Kiseki eventually decides she won't be satisfied with dying alone if Takeru can live on with other girls by his side and even if she stays alive, she'll still be locked away because of all the people she killed. Therefore, the only way to put an end to her suffering is to kill everyone.
  • Self-Made Orphan: The Hyakki Yakou inside Kiseki killed her own parents when she escaped from her prison and they tried to stop her.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's very shy around anyone besides her brother.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: According to Takeru, Kiseki always talks in her sleep after they start living together. Sometimes, she's apologizing to all the people she killed, other times she says she wants to have her brother's baby.
  • These Hands Have Killed: She feels immeasurable guilt over all the deaths caused by the demons inside her trying to grant her wishes.
  • Tortured Monster: From the moment she was born, Kiseki has been put through excruciating torture because her body contains all the demons in the world.
  • Unknown Relative: When they first met, Takeru and Kiseki had no idea they were siblings because their parents wanted to keep Takeru in the dark about the curse of their bloodline.
  • Unknown Rival: She thinks of Ouka as her archrival for Takeru's affections befor Ouka even meets her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Any information about her other than the fact she's Takeru's little sister is a big spoiler for the first half of the series.
  • Yandere: An unintentional one. Kiseki loves her brother a lot and her jealousy over him being surrounded by the girls of his platoon causes the Hyakki Yakou inside Kiseki to run amok. The demons act on Kiseki's darkest thoughts and try to consume anything and anyone that tries to get in the way between her and Takeru.

Alternative Title(s): Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai


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