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The 35th Platoon Members


    The Platoon as a whole 

  • Battle Harem: The platoon is not meant to be this, but all the girls are attracted to their captain Takeru to some extent. Unlike most examples, they manage to primarily function as True Companions.
  • 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. Each one has something they're amazing at, but are pretty much useless in anything else. Only Ouka is shown to be capable in several areas.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: No one in the platoon had an easy life and every member has their own personal tragedy.
  • Fire-Forged 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
  • Friendless Background: None of them had friends before joining the platoon.
  • In Vino Veritas: Under the effects of a magic that makes them drunk, the girls become clingy and affectionate.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: What the group is considered by everybody else, not that they're wrong of course.
  • True Companions: As the series progresses, the members of the platoon become close like family. Because of their tragic pasts and malfunctions, they all feel they don't have a place in the world where they belong other than when they're together and they will go beyond the limits to protect each other.
  • 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.
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    Takeru Kusanagi 

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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: He's 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.
  • Accidental Pervert: Takeru ends up in compromising situations with the girls of his platoon all the time, such as his hand falling on their breasts or walking in on them when they're naked. His first response is to hold back tears at his misfortune rather than blush.
  • 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.
  • Always Save the Girl: He cares more about his comrades than anything else. This is best shown in his fight against Kiseki; the deaths of thousands of people isn't enough to motivate Takeru to kill his enemy, but the moment his enemy threatens to directly kill his platoon, Takeru declares he will kill her without hesitation if she kills even one of his comrades.
  • Asleep for Days:
    • After Orochi teleports him to the Magic Academy, Takeru stays asleep for a full month due to the effects of going into God Hunter form for the first time.
    • After his battle with Magnolia, Takeru is left unconscious for two days.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He looks surprisingly nice when Ikaruga forces him to put on a gothic lolita cosplay. The guys of the allied platoons said Takeru is beautiful as a woman.
  • 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.
  • Beleaguered Boss: He's ought to be this as the captain of the "Small Fry Platoon". His subordinates are all maladjusted in some way and he ends up beaten up when he tries to stop their quarrels or has one of his perverted accidents with them.
  • Berserk Button: Hearing people insulting swords tends to make him revert to his bloodthirsty and deranged former self.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's 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 little sister Kiseki is one of the people he cares about the most in the world. Even though he knows the demons in her body could very well destroy the entire world, he won't let anyone hurt Kiseki. His main motivation for joining and then changing the Inquisition is that he wants to find a way Kiseki can be free to have a normal life and not be forced to stay locked up in a cage anymore.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tends to be late to the rescue, but always comes at the most important moment. Lampshaded by Mari at one point.
  • Bishōnen: He's very attractive and his face looks somewhat androgynous.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Takeru is The Hero of the story and his armor both as a Witch Hunter and God Hunter are azure blue.
  • Book Dumb: Takeru is good at the sword, but not good academically.
  • 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poor dude often ends up crying both because of the beatings he gets for the Accidental Pervert moments with his platoon and the spite his classmates give him for his 'luck' with ladies.
  • Cast from Lifespan: His overuse of Soumatou and the God Hunter form has been taking off chunks of his lifespan.
  • Character Tics: He has a habit of scratching his cheek when he's nervous.
  • Chick Magnet: Every member of the platoon ends up falling for him.
  • Chosen Conception Partner: He 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.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: It's very hard for him to pick on all the obvious signs that his platoonmates love him not only as their captain, but as a potential lover too.
  • The Confidant: He's always ready to listen to his platoonmates' troubles when they open up about their sad pasts and conflicts to him. He then promises he's there for them and will do anything he can to help them carry their burdens.
  • 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.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: Due to Lapis not being able to reattach his arms fast enough, Takeru wields her sword form between his teeth and proceeds to cut down the manifestation of Hyakki Yakou coming out of Magnolia's body.
  • 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: To protect his comrades, Takeru won't let anything stop him.
  • Dragged into Drag: Ikaruga puts him in an Elegant Gothic Lolita dress for their platoon's cosplay cabaret 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.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: He might not be the smartest guy around, but Takeru has very good instincts that allow him to get a grasp on people's true nature almost right away. That's how he can easily tell Sougetsu and Reima are the worst kind of people no matter how much they pretend to be affable.
  • Eye Colour Change: His brown eyes become golden when he enters his God Hunter form.
  • Feel No Pain: By the time of his battle against Kiseki, Takery has lost the sensation to pain because the part of his brain that controls it has been burned off from pushing himself over the limit so many times already. On the bright side, now he can use Soumato without the restraint of feeling his body breaking.
  • Funbag Airbag: Happens to the guy so often he just becomes apathetic to it.
  • Gag Penis: He gives the girls a full view of his erection during their stay at a hot spring. The innocent Kanaria can only wonder what's the big thing in Takeru's crotch.
  • 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: Takeru is the protagonist and captain of his platoon. Despite having some anger issues, he's a good-hearted, heroic man who cares and wants to protect his comrades.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Swordsmanship is the only thing he's good at, and he is skilled at utilizing blades of any shape or size.
  • Hot Wings: His God Hunter form is wrapped in twilight-colored flames that can serve as wings, granting Takeru the ability to fly.
  • Hour of Power: He can only go into his God Hunter form for ten seconds because if he stays in that state longer, his and Lapis' souls will completely fuse and Takeru will become a godlike being.
  • 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.
    • When he first goes into God Hunter form, Takeru lets go of Lapis when he realizes he can't bring himself to kill himself and Kiseki. Afterwards, Lapis takes it as if Takeru threw her away and tells him that to her, him stopping their soul fusion is the same as him turning down having sex with her because her body is "too poor". Takeru is shocked to know what his actions looked like from Lapis' perspective and clears the misunderstanding by telling her she's his precious sword and partner that he would never abandon.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He prefers to use the standard Japanese Katana over all other blades.
  • 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.
  • My Fist Forgives You: After Takeru gives up the homunculus body meant for Kiseki to save Akira, Kyouya offers to help out the 35th Platoon in their battle to pay Takeru back. However, Takeru hasn't forgotten that Kyouya blasted a hole through Kiseki's chest and Kyouya refuses to apologize for anything he did in his quest for revenge. Takeru decides to get even with Kyouya by punching him in the face before accepting him as an ally.
  • 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: He used to suck at social interactions because even the smallest thing made him snap and attack people. The only person he could have a civil conversation with was his little sister Kiseki. This was due to him, as a male of the Kusanagi family, having a soul of a demon which affected his temperament. The considerably better social skills he has now are learned from books he read after he decided to improve his personality.
  • Oblivious to Love: It's very hard to get him to understand a girl likes him 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 I Can Kill Her: His sister Kiseki's demon body will only accept death if Takeru kills her as that's Kiseki's greatest wish. Takeru almost kills Kiseki and then himself when Hyakki Yakou goes out of control in Grey City, but he ends up not going through with it and chooses to live and protect everyone he loves. Enraged at Takeru refusing to die with her, Kiseki decides she will try and destroy everything until Takeru kills her.
  • 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. This causes Ouka to judge him as a greedy, self-serving scumbag, but the circumstances of Takeru and his family are much more complicated than anyone can imagine.
  • Only Sane Man: Played With. Takeru is far from normal and has his anger management issues to deal with, but when he spends all of his time trying to command a platoon full of maladjusted girls, he inevitably comes off as sensible in comparison.
  • Parrying Bullets: By using the Soumatou to accelerate his brain, 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 Dyes Your Hair: In his God Hunter form, Takeru's black hair turns azure blue like that of his Relic Eater Lapis.
  • 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.
  • Prone to Tears: Many times, he's left sobbing when the antics of his Unwanted Harem cause him physical and emotional pain.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes turn red whenever he unleashes his demonic fury.
  • 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.
  • Stranger in a Strange School: Volume 6 is mainly about Takeru being forced to attend the Magic Academy by Mother Goose. Takeru then starts to understand a bit how Mari felt in the Anti-Magic Academy, being one of the very few students with no magic power.
  • Super Speed: After he pushes over the limits of the Soumatou in his fight with Hayato, Takeru becomes able to move at the speed of sound and later of light. The downside is that now his brain will become overloaded of information if he ever loses the concentration needed to keep his brain's limiter in place.
  • 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 Kiseki berated him for not being able to understand human emotions. Takeru then set himself to become a calmer and empathetic person. He still struggles to not lose his temper whenever others mock swordsmanship.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Happens so often that Ikaruga is disappointed when she doesn't get a reaction out of Takeru feeling her up, mostly because he is too used to it by then.
  • 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 and Kiseki called him out on how he couldn't understand human emotions, although it's a bit difficult for him to not fall back into old bad habits.
  • Triple Shifter: Besides being an inquisitor in training, Takeru must pay for his own tuition while also trying to pay off a debt to the Inquisition for "taking care" of his sister. Right after finishing school for the day, he must work part-time at a supermarket up to 2 am. Mari is amazed that he has the stamina to keep up that lifestyle and stay healthy.
  • Undying Loyalty: He refuses to believe that his platoonmates are bad people when given information that points in that direction, leading him to go to protect them.
  • Unfazed Everyman: He doesn't even notice the scary paranormal activity at his apartment.
  • Uninhibited Muscle Power: The Double-Edged Style technique Soumatou temporarily removes the limiter in Takeru's brain and accelerates its processing power to increase Takeru's speed enough to move faster than a bullet. The downside is that Takeru's body can't keep up with his accelerated brain and if he uses this technique without the support of a Relic Eater, his body will break apart.
  • 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.
  • Wife-Basher Basher: Takeru doesn't let Reima get away with treating Usagi as an object that can be owned. After Reima tries to rape Usagi, Takeru gives the scumbag a brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown as retribution for abusing and attempting to humiliate his important comrade.
  • Worth Living For: For most of his life, Takeru had no reason to live other than protect his little sister Kiseki and change the Inquisition to free her from them. When Kiseki makes clear she wants to be killed by him to end her suffering, Takeru sees no way to stop the demons in her body from killing everyone he knows again and decides Murder-Suicide is the only solution. Just as he's about to stab Kiseki and himself, Takeru can't go through with it because he now has his precious comrades in the 35th Platoon and has realized he wants to live alongside them no matter the despair he faces.
  • You Are Not Alone: He does this all the time for the girls in his platoon. Whenever one of them is going through something, he tells them he's there to carry half their burden.

    Ouka Ootori 

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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.
  • And Then What?: When Kiseki tries tempting Ouka to kill Laugh Maker for revenge 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 mock battle test 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's a very good example in her introduction; 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. She grows out of it thanks to the influence of her friends at the 35th Platoon.
  • 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.
  • Child by Rape: Ouka's birth mother was a Breeding Slave from the witch trafficking ring Red Butterfly's Insect Cage. Due to being born with no magic power, Ouka was abandoned as a newborn in a garbage dump with her mother's corpse next to her.
  • Children Forced to Kill: When Ouka was just a child, a witch took control of her body and made her cut her adoptive little sister into pieces with a knife all while she was fully conscious the entire time.
  • 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.
  • Compulsory School Age: She already earned the qualifications to join the Inquisition when she was 13 years old. At the start of the story, she's sent to high school and forced to join the Small Fry platoon because her recklessness at the field got her demoted.
  • 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.
  • Cry Cute: Since she puts up a strong front most of the time, the moment where she breaks down in tears in front of Takeru after finally taking revenge for her family is very touching.
  • Cry into Chest: After realizing that Vengeance Feels Empty, Takeru holds Ouka in his arms as she cries into his chest until she passes out from exhaustion.
  • Declaration of Protection: At the start of Volume 7, after the 35th Platoon is sentenced to participate in the war of Grey City, Ouka swears she will protect the 35th Platoon in Takeru's place until he returns.
  • 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.
  • Deuteragonist: Ouka can be considered the other protagonist of the series since her amount of focus and development is roughly equal to Takeru's. Volume 7 has Ouka temporarily take the role of protagonist during Takeru's absence, replacing him as the platoon's captain until Takeru returns.
  • 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.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Ouka is the most capable fighter in the 35th Platoon on her own (since Takeru's abilities are very limited without Lapis' regeneration keeping his body from breaking). Since she only uses her Relic Eater for emergencies, her power in battle is all her natural skill as a prodigy Inquisitor. Starting from near the end of Volume 5, Ouka makes a full contract with Vlad to gain her own Witch Hunter form and in addition, she becomes able to transform into a Vampire True Ancestor.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her popularity extends to the female students, as seen when they fangirl over her during PE. Kanata also admires Ouka's beauty when they're taking a shower together.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair is bright orange like the sunset, which goes perfectly with her explosive temper and aggressive approach.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Thanks to her contract with Vlad, Ouka is able to resist being completely possessed by Mephistopheles and paralyzes her body to give Usagi the chance to shoot her.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: When she first joins the platoon, Ouka fails to recognize Takeru as her old classmate. It's until he arrives to protect her from the Einherjar of King Arthur that she remembers Takeru as the cocky swordsman she defeated in a mock battle test.
  • Freudian Excuse: Ouka is infamous among the Inquisition because she shows no mercy to witches and creates a bloodbath whenever she confronts magic criminals. She ended up this way as a result of a witch forcing her to kill her first adoptive family. When she witnesses casualties caused by magic, Ouka completely loses control of herself and goes into 'kill all witches' mode.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heroic BSoD: She loses herself in her vengeful rage against Laugh Maker and realizes too late that she let her comrades fall right into the enemy's trap. She barely manages to save Usagi and two Spriggans from poisonous gas and when they return to the camp, their allies have all been killed or captured. Ouka feels devastated and guilty for giving priority to her revenge and briefly forgetting about her comrades after she swore to protect them. Fortunately, Usagi is there to snap her out of it and remind her she must save Ikaruga and the other prisoners who are still alive.
  • Heroic Willpower: She's the only one who was ever able to resist Laugh Maker's End Order spell when Laugh Maker tries forcing her to kill Ikaruga and recreate Ouka's trauma of killing her little sister.
  • Horned Humanoid: She grows horns on her head when she transforms into a Vampire True Ancestor.
  • I Work Alone: She has this mindset when she's forced to join the platoon, refusing to become comrades with them because she believes she must take revenge against evil witches by herself. She also finds her platoonmates too incompetent so she rationalizes it's be more effective if she goes on missions alone. She starts changing her mind thanks to Takeru offering to help her with her revenge.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She's an aloof and ruthless soldier with piercing cobalt eyes.
  • Improbable Age: She joined the Inquisition and became a Dullahan at the age of 13.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • She can win against a Dragoon by firing three bullets at the exposed joints of its arm to render it immobile. Takeru is amazed at Ouka being able to hit those three points so accurately with a simple handgun in the middle of intense combat.
    • She fires three bullets to shoot at a speeding van's tires when it's already at a faraway distance and it works, causing the van to crash.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's strict, cold, and merciless to evil witches, but she's a good and heroic person who doesn't jump to conclusions about people without having solid evidence first. She also grows to care deeply about her platoonmates and becomes a great friend to them later on.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she's being stubborn and uncooperative when she first joins the platoon, the criticism she gives as reasons why she doesn't want to rely on her platoonmates are valid. Usagi isn't a dependable sniper during 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.
  • 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.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Ouka's birth mother was a witch who was used as a Breeding Slave in the trafficking ring Red Butterfly's Insect Cage. Because Ouka was born with no magic power, her mother was disposed of and thrown into a garbage dump along with a newborn Ouka.
  • 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, leaving Ouka with little to no experience in normal social situations. She has trouble reading the mood and can't even talk naturally to people outside her platoon, although she's trying to learn for the sake of being a good friend to her platoonmates.
  • Not Afraid to Die: When the Anti-Magic Academy is being destroyed by the Einherjar of King Arthur, Ouka is the only student who isn't afraid to face it head-on. Ouka comes close to winning by using her Relic Eater Vlad, but when Sougetsu takes it away, she quietly accepts her death and actually considers it kind of a relief as dying means she doesn't have to live obsessed with revenge anymore. Fortunately, Takeru arrives in time to save her.
  • Not So Stoic: She presents herself as a professional, collected ex-inquisitor only for that mask to crack when she loses her cool and goes into a frenzy when a magic criminal threatens a child or Takeru's hand falls on her breast.
  • Number Two: She serves as the 35th platoon's second-in-command. In the aftermath of the fifth arc, Ouka temporarily takes over the position of the platoon captain during Takeru's absence.
  • 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.
  • Photographic Memory: She has memorized almost every magical procedure in her head, allowing her to pierce through many spells as well as Takeru's Witch Hunter form. Eventually, she can remember all the highly complicated magical procedure of the God Hunter form after only hearing Lapis' explanation.
  • 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.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She gains large bat-like wings in her Vampire True Ancestor form.
  • Red Baron: The inquisitors called her "Calamity" for the way she murders magic criminals indiscriminately and leaves a bloodbath behind.
  • Red Is Heroic: Ouka is one of the main heroes and her Witch Hunter armor is crimson red.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She's extremely embarrassed when Suginami puts her in a Chinese minidress 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.
  • Shared Family Quirks: According to Vlad, Ouka's adoptive father Kazuma also suffered from poor social and communication skills.
  • She's Got Legs: Her long, curved legs are called her most attractive feature.
  • 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 kill her own little sister with a knife.
  • Signature Headgear: She always wears a pink flower petal hairclip on the right side of her bangs. Mari thinks such a cute hair accessory doesn't suit a tough girl like Ouka, but it actually symbolizes the kanji for cherry blossoms in her name and her hidden soft side.
  • 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.
  • Stock Light-Novel Calamity Princess: She has long 'sunset colored' hair, is a genius who graduated early, and is considered a screw-up, demoted for killing witches recklessly but still relentlessly pursues her goal to purge the world of witches. She's the adopted daughter of the President of the school, making her an Ojou. Her powers are extremely destructive, involving the use of guns. She is called "Crimson Princess Calamity".
  • 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, loyal, and 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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She delivers good one to the witch Laugh Maker/Mimulus. Ouka realizes that Laugh Maker/Mimulus is trying to push her to the limit to make her kill her and be freed from her sinful existence as a murderer. While she originally killed people without remorse because Insect Cage's "education" made her a psychotic killer, now she's just killing people while knowing it's evil so someone else kills her and she can run away from her crimes.
    "In the end you never left Insect Cage...! If you thought what you have done was bad then you could have surrendered yourself! And yet, what you did was to further your misdeeds while hoping for judgment to come! Instead of stopping to sin after being blanked, you wanted to be judged by me! Just how cowardly are you! You didn't become Laugh Maker nor have you become Mimulus-just a criminal trash!!"
  • Took a Level in Badass: Ouka is one of the best fighters in the 35th Platoon from the start, but she can't take on major threats like the Einherjar because she would need to make a full contract with her Relic Eater to reach the level needed to defeat powerful magic weapons and Ouka's hatred for magic prevents her from doing that. After she finally accepts a full contract with Vlad to protect her comrades, Ouka can single-handedly defeat an Einherjar and a Mechanical Dragon.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the start of the series, Ouka is a hard-hearted ex-inquisitor who is rude to her platoonmates and shows no mercy to criminals. After accepting Takeru's support and bonding with her platoon, Ouka grows into a compassionate person who cares for her comrades and wants to spare the lives of criminals with sympathetic circumstances.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves anpan, especially accompanied by milk, and the few times she looks really happy is while eating the stuff.
  • Tragic Bigot: Her first adoptive family was murdered by a witch who controlled Ouka's body with magic and forced her to stab her parents and sister to death. Because of her trauma, Ouka has a violent hatred of 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.
  • Transferable Memory: She can see people's memories when she absorbs their blood in her Vampire True Ancestor form.
  • Trauma Button: Ouka has a bad habit of completely losing control of herself and going into a killing spree whenever she witnesses casualties 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 time a witch forced her to kill her adoptive parents and little sister with a knife.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are sharp and strong-willed, just like Ouka herself.
  • Unbroken Vigil: She, alongside Mari, falls asleep at Takeru's bedside after he's left unconscious for two days in the aftermath of his battle with Magnolia.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: When she joins the platoon, Ouka believes magic criminals who kill people should all die and won't hesitate to shoot them dead even though she knows she could lose her qualifications to rejoin the Inquisition because of that. Thanks to her new comrades, Ouka becomes a more typically heroic person.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she finally comes face-to-face with Laugh Maker, the witch who killed her first adoptive family, Ouka briefly loses herself in a blind vengeful rage and can't think rationally until hearing Usagi is in danger snaps her back to sanity.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: After she finally takes revenge on Laugh Maker for the death of her family, Ouka admits to Takeru that she still feels empty because revenge can't bring her family back. Takeru comforts her by reminding her that she now has him and their comrades of the Small Fry platoon to walk beside her even after her revenge is fulfilled.
  • 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 has the opportunity to murder Laugh Maker, the witch who forced her to kill her own family. At the end, however, Ouka once again 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. She spends her time at Takeru's haunted apartment on the verge of a panic attack.
  • Willfully Weak: Early in the series, Ouka is the only member in the platoon besides Takeru who has a Relic Eater, but she refuses to go into Witch Hunter form because she hates using magic. She finally overcomes this after she realizes she can use Vlad's power to protect her comrades.
  • You Killed My Father: Her parents and little sister were killed by the witch Laugh Maker, which lead to her initial obsession with killing witches. In addition, Laugh Maker also reveals she killed Ouka's birth mother during their confrontation. When finally given the opportunity to have her revenge, 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.

    Mari Nikaido 

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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: She loses her left arm and leg while fighting against Mother Goose. She gets better though.
  • The Atoner: Takeru inspires her to use her magic to atone for the crimes she committed as a member of Valhalla.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She's 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 creating a rainbow-colored barrier 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:
    • "Small breasts" is a taboo word for her.
    • You can speak badly of witches, but Mari won't tolerate people calling magic itself a bad thing.
  • BFS: She's able to use magic to generate a 20-meter sword made of either light or darkness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her extensive knowledge of Ancient Magic is at first just used to show her genius. It becomes much more important later on when she reveals she could use Sun and Moon based magic.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Mari gets very angry when she catches Takeru having one of his Accidental Pervert moments with any girl other than her.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She's usually drawn with an adorable feline fang which highlights her Plucky Girl personality.
  • Drives Like Crazy: She has quite messy driving skills when it comes to Flying Broomsticks.
  • Energy Absorption: She 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.
  • Forced into Evil: She was forced to help Valhalla as Haunted's subordinate 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.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She wins herself a big anteater doll at the school fair.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties some of her hair into pigtails, suiting her youthful personality and Tsundere traits.
  • 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.
  • Identity Amnesia: Because of the memory erasing charm Haunted used in her, Mari is unable to remember anything about herself but her own name for most of Volume 2.
  • 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.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Subverted. She once tries to do this by pulling in Takeru's head and grinding it against her chest to make him feel it. Note that this was in response to him accidentally saying he bumped into a wall, when it was actually her.
  • 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.
  • New Transfer Student: Sougetsu enrolls her at the Anti-Magic Academy as a transfer student.
  • Nice Hat: Mari is rarely seen without her signature beret.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She has this sort of feeling for Ouka. She sees Ouka as her biggest rival for Takeru's heart, but she wants to beat Ouka by fair means and won't stand anyone else wins against her rival.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Played for Laughs when she tearfully begs Ouka to not let her stay alone at Takeru's haunted apartment.
  • 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.
  • Power Nullifier: Her Gleipnir Collar, which the Inquisition placed on her, that explodes when she tries to use offensive magic. It gets removed by Orochi in the sixth arc and after that she uses her magic whenever she wants.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: Magic spells can put a big strain in her brain, giving her a nosebleed in some occasions.
  • Rainbow Motif: Her Aurora magic attribute manifests as a rainbow-colored light.
  • Raised Catholic: She was raised at a church, although nothing of her current behavior indicates that she's particularly religious.
  • Rescue Romance: She falls for Takeru because he saved her from being taken away by the evil Haunted and welcomed her as a comrade after she lost everything.
  • 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.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Ouka performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her after she's buried by a snow avalanche. When Mari wakes up, she breaks down in tears at Ouka taking her first kiss when she wanted to give it to Takeru.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She's always wearing the muffler she got from the Orphanage director, and boy does she kick ass in it.
  • Smug Super: She isn't afraid to brag about how much better at magic she is than everyone else. To be fair, she isn't really wrong in that regard.
  • Solar and Lunar: She learns how to use the "Sun" and "Moon" types of magic via her Aurora property after studying in the Inquisition. Thus stripping them of their "Ancient" designation.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's a powerful witch and very knowledgeable in magic, but her physical stamina and strength are very low.
  • Summon Magic: She 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: She has an Ancient Property which immediately makes her a cut above the rest for Witches in terms of magical ability.
  • Teen Genius: She's a genius in the domain of magic, and she gets a handle on other subjects really quickly as well.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: As indicated by her nickname "Non-killing Witch," Mari avoids killing people.
  • Token Wizard: Mari is the only witch of the 35th Platoon and the Anti-Magic Academy as a whole.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her muffler is a memento of the orphanage director who raised her and her hat was a gift from the other kids in the orphanage, bought with the little money they had. Now that she's the only one from the orphanage who is still alive, Mari wears her muffler and hat every day.
  • Tsundere:
    • It's obvious she likes the Small Fry Platoon and wants to be friends with them, but she's also an amnesiac witch and they're inquisitors in training, so Mari acts gruff to push them away. 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 and Ouka. 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 or is acting like a pervert. Also, no matter how much she argues with Ouka, Mari still thniks of Ouka as one of her beloved comrades that she would die for.
  • Unbroken Vigil: Like Ouka, she falls asleep at Takeru's bedside when he falls unconscious for two days after the battle with the Magnolia Troop.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Mari is a witch who loves magic and Ouka is an ex-inquisitor who hates magic, so it's inevitable that their stubborn personalities and strong opinions are going to clash. They do respect each other deep down and are slowly becoming good friends, though they both deny it.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Her Aurora Gate is essentially one.
  • White Mage: Her Aurora magic is known for its destructive power and it's called the strongest of the ligh-based magic properties. She also has a weakness to any darkness-related magic.

    Ikaruga Suginami 

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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.


  • Action Mom: She has an artifical half-elf daughter named Kanaria that she created at the lab. She's normally in charge of Mission Control, but there's times she joins the front lines in the battlefield. Most notably, the time she charges into Alchemist's first research facility driving a Dragoon and faces Suzaku directly in a fight, all in order to free Kanaria from living for revenge.
  • 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.
  • The Atoner: She admits to Kanaria that she wants to be near her not out of motherly love as she doesn't believe herself capable of it, but because Kanaria is the only thing Isuka left behind. Ikaruga wants to atone for not taking Isuka and Kanaria with her when she left Alchemist, so she wants to be there for Kanaria even if the elf doesn't acknowledge her as her mother.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole on the corner of her left eye and another near the right side of her mouth.
  • Black Bra and Panties: After taking Takeru to her hideout in the border, Ikaruga gives him the Intimate Healing treatment while wearing nothing but black lingerie.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: When she transforms into a Dark Elf, the white of her eyes becomes black.
  • 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: Perversion aside, Ikaruga can play the role of a laidback and supportive older sister to her female teammates by teasing them as much as she gives them good advice.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: For the School Festival, she organizes a cosplay cabaret and gets very excited about putting her platoonmates in sexy cosplay costumes.
  • 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. Then she found out she would be killed for her failure instead and the baby elf she made would also be killed as a failure. Having gained a sense of morality thanks to becoming attached to her "child", Ikaruga realized how rotten Alchemist was, escaped from the 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, birthed with the purpose of creating geniuses who advance scientific progress.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When Ikaruga is at the mercy of Kiseki and her Hyakki Yakou, Ikaruga feels no fear and goes on to mock Kiseki for failing to brainwash her and using her own misery as an excuse to kill millions just to try and break her brother. On top of it, she rubs in Kiseki's face that she won't ever have the guts to kill Takeru's friends because she doesn't really want to be hated by him.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": She doesn't know how to thank Takeru without offering him her body. She admits she's very clumsy when it comes to expressing her honest feelings.
  • The Engineer: The support type. She's in charge of all equipment in the platoon, and makes weapons for the group from time to time.
  • Famous Ancestor: Her sperm donor was the Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus, one of the most influential medical scientists in early modern Europe.
  • First Friend: Ikaruga met Takeru at middle school and they quickly became each other's first friend ever. Thanks to this, they can understand each other on a level Takeru can't with his other platoonmates yet.
  • 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.
  • Forceful Kiss: She steals a kiss from Takeru before leaving with Isuka to the 5th Laboratory.
  • The Gadfly: Likes to do this from time to time to provoke the other members of her team.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She invents a lot of weapons and devices on her own.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a big-breasted and sexy young genius and inventor in a labcoat.
  • 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.
  • Love Confessor: While revealing her past and secrets to Ouka and Usagi, Ikaruga admits she loves Takeru "as a member of the opposite sex".
  • Mad Scientist: She can give off this impression sometimes due to the crazy weapons and devices she makes for the platoon, many that leave her comrades baffled. She's more perverted and eccentric than mad, though.
  • 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 Ikaruga abandoned her, Ikaruga 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 missions is monitoring her comrades from afar and giving them advice through communicators once she uses her scientific knowledge to analyze the enemies.
  • Motherly Scientist: To get herself expelled from Alchemist, Ikaruga intentionally botched an elf resurrection trial by creating a wood elf hybrid with no magic ability. When the baby half-elf called her "mama", Ikaruga began feeling responsible for her creation and named her Kanaria because parents must name their children. She believed Kanaria was killed by the lab, but she is currently working with Valhalla. Ikaruga knows she doesn't have the right to act as Kanaria's mother after leaving her behind, but she still feels a sense of responsibility and atonement that drives her to try and be there for Kanaria.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She created the half-elf Kanaria for an intentionally failed experiment so she would be thrown out of Alchemist. When the baby Kanaria called her "mama", Ikaruga felt guilt and regret for the first time in her life because she realized she had doomed her own child to be disposed of by the scientists. Ikaruga wanted to escape from the lab with Kanaria, but when she saw Kanaria's cell empty, she thought she was too late. She doesn't learn Kanaria is still alive until years later.
  • 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!
  • Nerves of Steel: Ikaruga never loses calm even when face-to-face with the psychotic witch Laugh Maker.
  • No Social Skills: Despite being a genius, Ikaruga has the worst social skills in the platoon next to Ouka. It's hardly her fault because she was raised to do nothing but create weapons. She only started to interact with others after escaping Alchemist and meeting Takeru.
  • Odd Friendship: The perverted Mad Scientist Ikaruga's closest friendship in the platoon is with the polite and easily embarrassed Ojou Usagi.
  • 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.
  • Playful Hacker: Likes to hack into the other platoon's databases to her comrade's horror.
  • 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: She has the longest hair in the platoon, reaching past her back.
  • Secret Keeper: She's the only one in the platoon who Takeru told the entire truth about his and his little sister Kiseki's dark past as well as the Hyakki Yakou in Kiseki's body, all that is top secret information within the Inquisition that keeps Kiseki prisoner.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has no problem being naked in front of Takeru.
  • Single Tear: She sheds a tear as she mourns Isuka's death.
  • Skinship Grope: She likes to mess with Usagi by groping her breasts.
  • 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 around four or five years old, but looks only a few years younger than her because of some accelerated growth.
  • Taking the Bullet: She takes a direct punch from the giant Gou to protect Kanaria.
  • 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.
  • Teen Genius: She's a sixteen-year-old genetically engineered genius with top-notch knowledge at invention of weapons and technology.
  • Tragic Keepsake: After Isuka is killed by Haunted, Ikaruga keeps the children's picture book titled "Canary's House" that inspired her and Isuka to want to leave Alchemist.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She's one of Alchemist's Designer Babies birthed and raised to manufacture lethal weapons and make human experiments.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: By turning herself into a Dark Elf, Ikaruga can use the anti-matter property Catastrophe. With this, she can create a black hole that disintegrates everything in the nearby area.
  • 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: She's the 35th Platoon's genius mechanic with amazing expertise in technological devices and weapons.
  • 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 

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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.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Her favorite rifle is the Mosin–Nagant that she inherited from her grandfather. In addition, it's the rifle used by her ancestor who was a famous member of the early Inquisition.
  • Animal Motifs: She's associated with rabbits because of her given name Usagi (Japanese for 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.
  • Badass Normal: Usagi is the only member of the platoon who is not powered by some kind of artifact and doesn't know magic, but she still manages to keep up with her platoonmates with her sniping skills and high-tech weapons.
  • Bastard Angst: Usagi is an illegitimate daughter from a mistress, which is why everyone in the Saionji family except for her grandparents treated her as an outsider. Her ostracization only got worse after she was blamed for her half-brother's accidental death. Her family, especially her stepmother, only see her as a tool at best.
  • Broken Bird: Usagi grew up ostracized by the Saionji family because of her status as the child of a mistress, was blamed for the deaths of her half-siblings that happened in circumstances out of her control, and her arranged fiancé is an abusive Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who has destroyed what little self-esteem she could have. All the abuse she has been put through has damaged Usagi badly, resulting in her big anxiety problems.
  • 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.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Her Performance Anxiety as a sniper at first seems like a quirk that causes comical mistakes like shooting innocent people and Takeru with anesthetic bullets. Then we get to know her backstory where it's revealed the reason why Usagi panics at the possibility of shooting at the wrong person is because her family blames her for the death of her half-brother who was shot in the head with a rifle when Usagi tried to take it away from his hands.
  • Chef of Iron: Along with being the platoon's sniper, Usagi is a good cook.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets easily jealous of other girls who make moves on Takeru.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: She 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.
  • D-Cup Distress: She complains that her big breasts give her stiff shoulders and get in the way when she snipes. She also hates the perverted gazes men keep giving her.
  • Daddy's Girl: Or Granddaddy's Girl. She was really close to her grandfather who taught her everything she knows about sniping.
  • 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.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's the most ladylike girl in the platoon and is also the only one who can cook thanks to her grandmother teaching her.
  • Friendly Sniper: Very nice girl despite her specialty at sniping.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: When Ouka goes into a Heroic BSoD after their military camp in Grey City is destroyed by Laugh Maker's forces, Usagi reminds her temporary captain it's no time to feel sorry for her mistakes and she must act to save Ikaruga and the other soldiers who were captured while they're still alive.
  • 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 fights back when he's about to rape her.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Usagi is a kind-hearted and very polite girl with blonde hair that is rare in the setting.
  • Heroic Bastard: She's an illegitimate child of the Saionji household, but Usagi is a good person and one of the main heroes.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: More than anything, Usagi has always wanted a place where she feels wanted and needed because she never had that at the Saionji household. That's why she holds the 35th Platoon so dear, as that's where she found her True Companions who truly care about her.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She's capable at shooting with pin-point accuracy at someone 2900 meters away.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has light blue eyes, showing her good-hearted nature.
  • Insulted Awake: When she's knocked unconscious, Ikaruga can wake her up by calling her a useless sniper who is only good for her big breasts.
  • Keigo: She always speaks very politely since she's the daughter of a noble family.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her family ostracizes her for being the child of a mistress and they blame her for the deaths of her half-siblings. She also couldn't make friends before high school because her peers disliked her for her rich family and incompetence at anything but sniping. Her platoonmates are the only people she has ever really bonded with.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She only provides long-range sniper support during missions since she doesn't have close-range combat skills.
  • Man Bites Man: During Reima's Attempted Rape on her, Usagi fights him off for the first time and ferociously bites his arm.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: The skirt of her academy uniform is frilly unlike the ones worn by other girls.
  • Odd Friendship: With Ikaruga. Despite Usagi being annoyed at Ikaruga's constant sexual harassment and getting a bit horrified at the deadly firearms the Mad Scientist makes for her, Usagi and Ikaruga share one of the strongest friendships among the platoon.
  • Ojou: She's the sole heiress of the prestigious Saionji household.
  • 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 a part of her childhood living with her grandparents in the mountains where her grandfather taught her about sniping. She was forced to move in with her family's primary household after her grandparents' death since she was the only heir left once her half-siblings died.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Ikaruga enjoys shoving her into exposing outfits, to Usagi's mortification.
  • Signature Headgear: Her trademark black ribbon that looks like rabbit ears.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: The short Usagi often carries rifles that are about the size of her body.
  • Sniper Rifle: She uses a custom one made by Ikaruga.
  • Team Chef: She cooks for the platoon on occasion and is happy that they enjoy her cooking.
  • 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 damn good sniper. Not that this makes her stay behind in the team.
  • They Died Because of You: Ever since she was a child, everyone in the Saionji family blamed her for the death of her half-brother because he was killed by an accidental discharge when Usagi tried to take a rifle away from him. On top of that, people also blamed her for her grandparents and half-sister passing away shortly after the incident. All that blaming and her abusive fiancé Reima throwing it on her face for years resulted in Usagi developing her anxiety problems.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not that her sniping skills weren't good before, but the moment she isn't held back by her anxiety anymore, Usagi becomes an even more awesome sniper.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her black ribbon is a keepsake from her grandmother, so she always wears it even though people tease her because her ribbon looks like rabbit ears.
  • 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.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's described by the author as both the weakest and strongest girl in the platoon. While it's true Usagi doesn't have close combat and magical abilities like her platoonmates, she can still be just as awesome with her superhuman sniping skills and sheer determination.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: When she was a little kid, Usagi put effort in everything she did because she wanted her parents to praise her, but nothing was ever enough for them. Her grandfather was the only one in her family who praised her when he taught her how to hunt animals with a rifle.
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    Lapis Lazuli 

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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.
  • Accidental Murder: She accidentally killed her first contractor Mikoto by completing the process of soul fusion to grant her the God Hunter form so Mikoto could destroy the world. Back then, Lapis didn't know a human soul wouldn't survive fusing with hers and only understood it after Mikoto was already dead.
  • Always with You: Before she ascends to godhood, Lapis promises she will watch over Takeru and protect his happiness for eternity.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Lapis' first contractor was Takeru's distant ancestor, Mikoto Kusanagi.
  • Anti-Magic: The ultimate power of her God Hunter form is creating blue/golden flames that can eliminate any form of magic, including that of gods.
  • 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.
  • Brutal Honesty: Lapis always says things to humans as they are, such as when she leaves a man crying by calling him disgusting for wanting to marry a little girl like 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. Even the mere suspicion of Takeru wanting to make a contract with another Magical Heritage causes her to accuse him like a jealous wife would. It gets worse after she falls in love with him and becomes way more intolerant to seeing him with other girls. Although Lapis is aware this behavior is wrong and selfish, her nature as a Magical Heritage makes it difficult to control her jealous impulses. At one point, she starts fearing she might try to monopolize Takeru by erasing his memories of every other girl he knows.
  • Color Motif: Azure blue is the color of her hair, eyes, and dress. She even has Lapis Lazuli as her common name because lapis lazuli are blue stones.
  • Cry Cute: The first time her Emotionless Girl act completely shatters is when she cries desperately on top of Takeru's injured body after the battle with Magnolia, as Lapis is terrified that their soul fusion might kill Takeru like it did for Mikoto.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Azure blue hair to go with her azure blue eyes.
  • Defiant Captive: When Elizabeth has Lapis locked up in a cage and tries threatening her with a soul-killing knife to force her to make a contract with her, Lapis doesn't even flinch and proceeds to badmouth the witch by telling her in detail why she's inferior to Takeru as a host.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts off as an Emotionless Girl. After she reveals her past to Takeru and they strengthen their bond, Lapis shows more emotions and begins acting like a girl in love around Takeru.
  • 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.
  • Energy Absorption: Her unique intrinsic magic dissipates all other forms of magic to convert it for her own use.
  • 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.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: The dress of her human form has a pair of poofy shoulders.
  • Going Commando: Ikaruga who makes Lapis wear nothing but a dress shirt for the 35th platoon's cosplay party in the School Festival.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She bids Takeru farewell with the brightest smile she ever made before she departs to become the new God.
  • Go Through Me: At the end of Volume 10, she steps in to protect a collapsed Takeru from Hayato. Seeing a Magical Heritage perform such a human act is what makes Hayato think it might be possible for Takeru to not end up destroying the world with Lapis' power.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: As her bond with Takeru grows closer, Lapis finds herself having an "error" whenever she sees him with other girls. She then understands those "errors" are the feeling of jealousy, making her realize she loves Takeru, not as his sword, but as a human girl.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress includes long sleeves that cover her hands, which makes look even cuter.
  • Heavenly Blue: Lapis is represented by the color azure blue and she's later revealed to be a Sacred Treasure, a weapon from the world of gods.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the story, Lapis decides to become God by herself so Takeru can continue living with his comrades.
  • His Quirk Lives On: Her human form's face and voice are modeled after her first contractor Mikoto Kusanagi who died because of their failed soul fusion. Lapis denies she did this out of any deep feelings by claiming Mikoto was her only reference for a human form, but Takeru tells her that she took on Mikoto's traits is proof that she did love her contractor.
  • 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.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Because she's a Magical Heritage, Lapis doesn't understand why Takeru thinks it's wrong that she snuggles up to him like usual when she's naked.
  • 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.
  • Love at First Sight: She decided to make a contract with Takeru after seeing him fight only once because his physique, mastery at swordsmanship, and the compatibility of their souls' wavelength all make him Lapis' ideal host. She describes it as love at first sight to make it easy to understand for humans.
  • 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.
  • Magic Fire: In God Hunter mode, Lapis generates twilight-colored flames that nullify any magic spell or power around her and Takeru. It can even destroy the demons of Hyakki Yakou.
  • 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. The process is lethal for human souls, but Takeru can withstand it because his demon soul is more robust.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: A Relic Eater which takes on the appearance of a cute little girl in Elegant Gothic Lolita clothing.
  • Morph Weapon: Whereas her regular state is that a large blade, she can change to other bladed weapons to fit her user's needs.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the battle with Magnolia, Takeru stays in God Hunter mode for too long and his soul starts merging with Lapis'. When he regains consciousness, he notices some of his recent memories are missing. Then he goes to see Lapis who wants to stay away from him and she explains that her uncontrollable desire to have Takeru only look and think about her is making her erase his memories of anything not involving her. Lapis feels horrified and guilty over what her jealousy is making her do to Takeru and outright begs him to break their contract so he isn't in danger of Lapis erasing his memories when they fuse. Obviously, Takeru refuses.
  • Nerves of Steel: Lapis never shows any fear even when Elizabeth threatens to stab her with a knife that can destroy the soul itself.
  • New Transfer Student: Sougetsu places her in Takeru's class as a transfer student because Lapis likes to take human form and it should draw less attention if she's part of the class. Although, Lapis still draws 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.
  • Obliviously Evil: She did grant Mikoto the power to destroy the world 150 years ago, but Lapis' personality had just started to establish and she was only trying to fulfill her host's wish to destroy everything so nothing could hurt her anymore.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: She has otherworldly azure blue eyes and she's not a simple Relic Eater, but a Sacred Treasure.
  • Odd Name Out: It's pointed out that there's something strange about Lapis/Mistilteinn being the only Relic Eater in the Inquisition that doesn't have the name of a historical tyrant. This is actually foreshadowing to the revelation that Lapis isn't a real Relic Eater, but a Sacred Treasure that came from the world of Norse Mythology.
  • Please Wake Up: At the end of the fight between Mikoto and Orochi that destroyed most of the world, Lapis kept asking Mikoto to wake up, not understanding the failed soul fusion between them killed Mikoto.
  • 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.
  • Public Domain Artifact: Lapis is a Sacred Treasure; a weapon from the world of Norse Mythology. Mistilteinn is Hrómundr Gripsson's sword in Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, a legendary saga from Iceland.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While she takes the form of a preteen girl, Lapis is a weapon that was used in the Witch Hunt War 150 years ago.
  • Regal Ringlets: Her human form wears her hair in Victorian ringlets to complement her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress. Doubles as Ojou Ringlets because two ringlets fall in front of her ears and shoulders.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Lapis is a Relic Eater that takes the form of a little girl with azure blue hair and porcelain skin. She's an Emotionless Girl until the protagonist bonds with her and her growing love for him makes her act more human over time. Like Rei, her appearance is also based on the protagonist's deceased relative. In the distant past, Lapis was one of the triggers of the apocalyptic event that destroyed most of the world.
  • 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.
  • Single Tear: She sheds a tear for the first time ever when Takeru accepts her and reaffirms their contract after she shows him her past with Mikoto.
  • 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.
  • Technicolor Fire: When providing Takeru with God Hunter form, she surrounds Takeru with blue/golden flames, like the color of twilight.
  • Technobabble: She often phrases things in scientific terms, so it's a bit hard for Takeru to understand what she means unless she makes it obvious.
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's completely loyal to her host Takeru, especially after he shows how much he values her as his partner.
  • 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: Her true identity is a godslaying weapon.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Takeru feels like he could get drawn in by her azure blue eyes.
  • When She Smiles: Takeru and Usagi find it cute the first time they see the robotic Lapis smile.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: While she's a Relic Eater, she takes the form of a girl with azure blue hair.

Anti-Magic Academy

    Kyouya Kirigaya 

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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.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: He develops resistance to poison due to using Nero's poison magic to enhance his physical abilities.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Akira calls him "Kyo-chan".
  • Always Save the Girl: He doesn't care what he must do or what happens to anyone else in order to keep Akira's clone alive. At one point, he tries to steal the homunculus that Takeru intends to transfer his sister's soul into to free her from her demonic body in order to save Akira as her clone's body is already decaying.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He loses both his legs when the debris falls on him during Haunted's attack at the tournament. His legs are later restored when he becomes contracted with Nero.
  • 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.
  • Determinator: He's as stubborn as Takeru when it comes to refusing to give up even when he's completely battered. Special mention to that he doesn't use his Relic Eater's regeneration magic on himself, so he keeps fighting out of sheer willpower.
  • Does Not Like Magic: Same as Ouka in the beginning, Kyouya hates magic and everything related to it because all his comrades were killed by the evil sorcerer Haunted.
  • Green and Mean: His green Witch Hunter armor is described as demonic and his obsession with revenge against all heretics makes him twisted and murderous.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Akira is saved by having her soul transferred to a homunculus body, Kyouya has no reason to obey Sougetsu anymore and becomes an ally to the 35th Platoon in order to pay back Takeru for saving Akira's life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a very difficult person to get along with, to say the least, but he isn't heartless, wants to do everything to protect Akira, and will always try to pay back a debt.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The way in which he kills Reima is undoubtedly brutal, but nobody feels bad for that scumbag getting what he had coming.
  • Retired Badass: At the end of the series, Kyouya quits the Inquisition after its restoration and gets married to Akira'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.
  • Scars Are Forever: After Haunted almost kills him, Kyouya gains three scars on his face with one of them going past his left eye.
  • Shadow Archetype:
    • He essentially represents the twisted and bloodthirsty man Takeru would have become if he had never decided to grow out of his angry ways and lost the comrades he cares about so much.
    • He's also one to Ouka. After the death of his entire platoon, Kyouya becomes basically the same Ouka was before she was forced to join the 35th Platoon and learned to care about her comrades; obsessed with revenge and blinded by his murderous rage towards all heretics who he blames for the violent deaths of his loved ones. But Kyouya is several times more irrational and deranged than Ouka ever was.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only surviving member of the 15th platoon after Haunted's attack. The only one left besides him is Akira's clone who doesn't count as a member.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Beneath that revenge-obsessed and brutal asshole, there's a man suffering from extreme loneliness and grief over the loss of his platoon.
  • 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. He also has a picture of the 15th platoon that he carries in his breast pocket.
  • Trapped in Villainy: He knows that Sougetsu is only using him as a pawn and his contract with Nero forces him to keep killing in the name of revenge instead of letting him try and find a way to save Akira's clone. However, if he betrays Sougetsu and doesn't give Nero the revenge she wants from him, they can easily let Akira's clone die since she depends on Nero's magic to stay alive. Even though Kyouya is aware that clone is not the original Akira, if she dies, he would feel he really lost everyone he cared about and he could never bear that.
  • The Unapologetic: Even after his Heel–Face Turn, Kyouya is too proud and stubborn to properly apologize to Takeru for being such a Jerkass during his quest of revenge and that includes the time he blasted a hole through Kiseki's chest.

    Akira Yoshimizu 

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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 Akira 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 Friends: With Kyouya, with the two going back quite some time.
  • Clone Degeneration: Akira's clone has a very short life expectancy because clones with rapid growth have very weak bodies and decay quickly. Kyouya is trying to keep her alive with Nero's regeneration magic, but he knows Akira's clone can't survive long the way she is. Takeru gives Kyouya the homunculus body that was meant to save Kiseki so Akira's clone can live on in a new body.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Kyouya accepts Akira's clone as a person even though she isn't the Akira 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.
  • Disabled Love Interest: After her soul is transferred to a homunculus body, Akira is confided to a wheelchair, but both she and Kyouya are more than happy with just her not being near death anymore. In the epilogue, she's married to Kyouya.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: She isn't really Kyouya's childhood friend, but a clone of the real Akira 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: Akira's clone is all 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.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: Akira's clone should have died shortly after Haunted made her because clones that go through rapid growth can't have healthy and functional bodies. She's being kept alive with Nero's healing magic and when that's not enough anymore, she's put inside Alchemist's Healing Vat. After her soul is transferred to a homunculus, she can live a longer life.
  • The Medic: She took care of the health of her platoonmates and aimed to become a Seelie (medics of the Inquisition).
  • Morality Pet: Akira was the only one who could get her childhood friend Kyouya to calm down when he picked fights. Even at his worse, Kyouya cares deeply about Akira's clone and goes to extreme lengths to protect her in her comatose state, even using all of Nero's regenerative magic in her instead of himself.
  • 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 homunculus Orochi gave him to save his sisters so that Kyouya could save Akira.
  • Protectorate: Kyouya does everything in his power to protect Akira's clone and keep her alive during her coma.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Akira's clone is not even a year old and only looks the same age as the original because of rapid growth.
  • 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: She's killed off shortly after being introduced, and her clone is left unconscious for the majority of the series.

    Nagaru Hoshijiro 

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Voiced by: Natsumi Yamada

The current student council president of Anti Magic Academy. 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.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: She has a very limited range of emotions, being in a permanent carefree state, and tends to act childish while also being highly intelligent and cunning. It's mentioned she has some sort of mental defect from birth and this makes her uncapable of feeling negative emotions like sadness and anger. It's never specifically stated what disorder she has.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She gets her legs crushed by a tree, though due to the weather she was fortunately numb to the pain.
  • Artificial Limbs: She gets a prosthetic leg after losing it during the battle with the EXE's Magnolia Troop.
  • Big Good: It becomes clear she's this in the second half of the series. Nagaru is the 35th Platoon's most important ally and as the top of the Heretic Alliance, she leads the side of the heroes as the second Witch Hunt War is breaking out in order to stop Sougetsu's Evil Plan.
  • The Chessmaster: She 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts like a playful yet caring and mature older sister in her interactions with the 35th Platoon, mainly Takeru.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She had an older sister who suffered from Overflow Complex, an issue that is common with witches where an individual's Phantom Instrument, a secondary heart of sorts that provides a person with mana, wasn't able to regulate itself and exerted power without control. After an incident where her sister accidentally caused a magic disaster that killed many people, she was classified as a S-class threat when she was only ten years old and the Inquisition took her away to experiment on her under the guise of treating her until she died. This is Nagaru's main motivation for taking over the Inquisition and correct their inhumane ways.
  • Drop the Hammer: She wields Mjölnir while facing off against Sougetsu.
  • Faking the Dead: Thanks to a Bulletproof Vest and fake blood, she manages to fool Mephistopheles into thinking she killed her.
  • For Happiness: Despite liking to move people like chess pieces, Nagaru's schemes have the goal of making people happy and help them with their problems.
  • Good Counterpart: To Sougetsu. He outright calls Nagaru "the same type as him" because both are so good at using people to achieve their goals. Both also hide their manipulative nature behind a carefree facade. The difference is that Nagaru can still hold on to human morals and her goal is ultimately for the greater good of everyone while Sougetsu is only seeking chaos and destruction.
  • Guile Heroine: She's just as much of a cunning manipulator as Sougetsu and uses deceitful tactics against her enemies, but she's definitely on the side of the heroes and saves the members of the 35th Platoon several times.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a little cowlick standing atop her head.
  • Lack of Empathy: Nagaru has a mental disorder that doesn't allow her to feel negative emotions, making it hard for her to empathize with those suffering. Even when her relatives and subordinates died, she felt no grief. However, on the positive side, it's precisely because she can't empathize that she doesn't like seeing people sad and creates situations to make them happy.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Her legs get crushed under a tree and Magnolia tears them off. Nagaru somehow stays nonchalant like usual and can joke with Takeru for a bit. It's somewhat justified since she was numb to pain thanks to laying on the snow.
  • Mellow Fellow: She's carefree and laid-back all the time, even in lethal situations. This is said to be the result of a mental defect that makes her unable to feel negative emotions.
  • Mysterious Past: Her entire background is full of mystery and even the most basic details about her are likely false information. She says that she was found in the fragment of the Norse Mythology world by the first members of the Heretic Alliance, creating even more questions about her origins.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's actually 17 years old, being older than the 35th platoon by a year, but she looks like a kid.
  • The Pollyanna: She's 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: She's the current leader of the Heretic Alliance, a group where members of several organizations secretly work together in order to save the world from the war between the Inquisition and Valhalla.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's the sempai of the 35th Platoon, being a year older than them.
  • Signature Headgear: She wears a small white kitten hair clip accessory on the left side of her bangs, contributing to her childlike appearance.
  • Sole Survivor: She's the only surviving member of the student council after the Mephistopheles incident.
  • Student Council President: She's the head of the student council that serves as a special platoon of high-ranking students in the Anti-Magic Academy.
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    Shizuka Sendou 

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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.
  • Subordinate Excuse: It's implied she had strong feelings for Nagaru that went deeper than boss-subordinate level.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's killed shortly after her introduction in the Festival of Fools arc.

    Reima Tenmyouji 

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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 tries 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 pretends to be 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.
  • Charm Person: He used charm magic to become popular with the girls in the academy in only a month.
  • 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 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts charming and friendly in front of the students when he's really a sadistic villain who wants to take over the academy.
  • Hate Sink: He's one of the most despicable and disgusting characters in the entire series, being a two-faced Domestic Abuser who treats Usagi like his piece of property. The reader feels like cheering when Takeru gives him the beating of his life in revenge for how he treated Usagi and then Kyouya kills him.
  • 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.
  • Karmic Death: After Takeru defeats him, Reima tries to escape so he can shamelessly beg his family to save him from the Inquisition. Kyouya catches Reima before he can get away and turns the pathetic bastard into a pool of blood.
  • New Transfer Student: He arrived at the Anti-Magic Academy as a transfer student from a branch school one month before the Festival of Fools arc.
  • 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.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Usagi. Both are the younger children of a noble family and developed an inferiority complex because they weren't as good as their older siblings, causing their families to look down on them. What makes them completely different is that Usagi is an inherently good person who has never stopped trying to do her best no matter how much her family abused her, never takes out her frustrations over the unfairness of her life out on anyone but herself, and she did eventually find a group of comrades who see her value. On the other hand, Reima blames everyone else for his family never acknowledging him and wants to control and abuse those he sees as inferior, mainly Usagi.
  • 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.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When he sees his Hero Form can't win against Takeru's Witch Hunter Form, Reima throws his pride away and begs for his lowly life to be spared. Takeru doesn't kill him not out of mercy, but because someone like Reima isn't worth it. When Kyouya arrives to finish the dirty job, Reima tries to plead for his life again, even offering to make himself a slave, only for Kyouya to ignore him and kill him off.

The Inquisition

    Sougetsu Ootori 
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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.


  • 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.
  • Bishōnen: He's a good-looking man with androgynous features.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: His signature expression, with the novel even comparing his smiles to the Cheshire Cat's.
  • The Chessmaster: Everyone knows he has a plan in store for the world, and pretty much everybody is a pawn in it.
  • 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.
  • Dissonant Laughter: He laughs hysterically with madness reflected in his eyes as the Einherjar of King Arthur is on his way to destroy Anti-Magic Academy and mass murder both inquisitors and students. He really seems to be enjoying the catastrophe.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: The light novel narration repeatedly describes Sougetsu as having very feminine features to the point Takeru isn't totally sure he's a man.
  • 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.
  • For the Evulz: As he admits to Nagaru, he loves to destroy because it's so fun for him.
  • Frontline General: He goes with the Dullahans to the front lines during the battle against Alchimist's fifth laboratory.
  • 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.
  • God Was My Copilot: The school principal was no other than God.
  • 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 so the world doesn't die along Sougetsu.
  • 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.
  • Parental Neglect: He's Ouka's adoptive father who took her in after the death of her first adoptive family, but they don't feel any love for each other. Sougetsu doesn't even have qualms with endangering Ouka's life if that makes Takeru do what he wants.
  • Pass the Popcorn: During Haunted's attack at the tournament, Sougetsu sits at the sidelines and eats popcorn as if he's watching an entertaining show.
  • 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.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 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.
  • Villain in a White Suit: He always wears a completely white suit and pants along with a red necktie. He's extremely shady and later revealed to be an evil Physical God who wants to destroy the world along with himself.
  • 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 

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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.
  • Broken Ace: He was this in the past. Being a Hero Vessel gave him superior abilities than those of any regular human, but it also made him think and act like an emotionless machine that put following the law to the letter over protecting people's lives. His behavior improved thanks to his captain Kazuma.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: He's the only one known to wield two different Relic Eater guns at the same time.
  • Knight Templar: He 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: Originally, he was unable to empathize with other people's feelings because of his status as a Hero Vessel.
  • 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: He doesn't have time for anything other than his job.
  • My Greatest Failure: After he witnessed the tragic death of Kazuma and most of his family, Hayato felt regret for the first time in his life. Since then, he swore to himself that he would try to avoid letting people die so he wouldn't regret ever again.
  • Nerves of Steel: He can face the Hyakki Yakou coming out of Kiseki's body while feeling no fear at all.
  • 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.
  • Sociopathic Hero: When he first joined EXE, he was utterly ruthless and performed needless brutality towards his arrest tagets while using the norms set by the Inquisition to justify it. He got better because of his captain Kazuma setting a better example of law for him to follow.
  • 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
  • Took a Level in Kindness: 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. While he still isn't very good with emotions, he has learned to care about the safety of others in his own way.
  • World's Best Warrior: He's said to be the strongest Witch Hunter in the entire Inquisition.

    Kanata Oonogi 
Voiced by: Mari Misaki

A member of the EXE and an ace sniper in the Banshees. She primarily works under Hayato Kurogane.


  • Demoted to Extra: The anime significantly reduced her role and appearances to such extreme that she was all but Adapted Out.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Her Relic Eater Nobunaga has the form of a Sniper Rifle and its offensive properties increase the farther away Kanata is from her opponent.

    Magnolia Scarlet 

Vice-Captain of the EXE who leads her personal team, the Magnolia Troop, that specializes in covert operations and wet work.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Her Bloody Mary's magic bullets can take the shape of dragons.
  • Adapted Out: Her appearance in the Two Alchemists arc wasn't included in he anime.
  • Arc Villain: She's the main enemy of the White Escape arc where Sougetsu sends her troop to hunt down the 35th Platoon and Nagaru.
  • Bifauxnen: She has an androgynous appearance that makes it easy to mistake her for a cute boy.
  • Boyish Short Hair: As a Bifauxnen and Action Girl, Magnolia has short hair.
  • Covered with Scars: It's mentioned she has scars all over her body, as if she was tortured at some point in the past.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appeared in Volume 3 as one of the inquisitors who went with Sougetsu to destroy the army of Alchemist's 5th Laboratory. Her official introduction is at the prologue of Volume 8.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: She has a large eye in the middle of her chest due to implanting herself with cells of Hyakki Yakou.
  • Guns Akimbo: Like Ouka, Magnolia's Relic Eater has the form of two handguns.
  • In-Series Nickname: Some characters call her "Mag".
  • Jerkass: She's got a really shitty personality.
  • Logical Weakness: Takeru can't injure Magnolia by slashing her with his sword because her Relic Eater reverses destruction and healing. When Nagaru stabs her with a knife incorporated with healing magic, though...
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Her Bloody Mary's intrinsic magic, Turn Over, negates damage done to her body by reversing destruction and recovery.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's described to look like a middle school student, but she's a woman over twenty years old.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Her Relic Eater Blood Mary is a pair of revolvers.
  • Sensor Character: She can use the Hyakki Yakou cells in her body to track down Takeru and co. due to Kiseki's obsession with her brother.

    Kagerou Ootori 

Sougetsu's stalker/wife and a member of the Magnolia Troop division of the EXE


  • Adapted Out: She and the rest of the Magnolia Troop had their Early-Bird Cameo removed from the anime version of the Two Alchemists arc.
  • Ax-Crazy: To say she's deranged would be putting it mildly. During her fight with Ouka and Mari, Kagerou rants about how she would like to cook them for Sougetsu's dinner.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her long hair covers her eyes and most of her face.
  • Brown Note: Her Relic Eater Antoinette produces a sound comparable to screams from hell that disable people by installing extreme fear in their minds or render them deaf.
  • Christmas Cake: Played With. She's technically married to Sougetsu, but she still complains that she's "close to expiration date" and this makes her afraid that Sougetsu will dump her for a young woman like Ouka.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She declares all of Sougetsu belongs to her alone. Any woman who might steal his attention must be eliminated, including their adopted daughter.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Kagerou can incapacitate her opponents with her Relic Eater's sound of fear, but she has no combat skills. The moment Ouka can withstand the fear produced by the Relic Eater, Kagerou is completely defenseless.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She briefly appears along the rest of the Magnolia Troop in Volume 3, acting as Sougetsu's bodyguards in the battle with Alchemist's Fifth Laboratory. She isn't properly introduced until Volume 8.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's described as a woman who looks like a Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl with long black hair covering most of her face and white skin.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: She's paranoid about why Sougetsu would adopt Ouka, believing he's trying to pull a Wife Husbandry a la The Tale of Genji.
  • Jealous Parent: She thinks her adopted daughter Ouka will steal her husband Sougetsu away and wants to get rid of her before that happens.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has very long hair that reaches past her back.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She has no defining traits aside from being Sougetsu's creepy Yandere wife.
  • Self-Harm: She tends to bite her own fingers until they bleed.
  • Speech Impediment: Her dialogue is slow and with notable stutter.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She stalked Sougetsu until he signed the marriage papers just to make it stop.
  • Yandere: She's quite crazy and possessive of her husband.

    Gou 

The third member of the EXE's Magnolia Troop.


  • Adapted Out: He and the rest of the Magnolia Troop had their Early-Bird Cameo removed from the anime version of the Two Alchemists arc.
  • The Brute: He's the biggest and toughest member of the Magnolia Troop.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She briefly appears along the rest of the Magnolia Troop in Volume 3, acting as Sougetsu's bodyguards in the battle with Alchemist's Fifth Laboratory. She isn't properly introduced until Volume 8.
  • The One Guy: He's the only male in the Magnolia Troop.
  • Only One Name: The narration states he doesn't have a last name.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He was experimented on by Alchemist and turned into a werewolf.
  • The Voiceless: He never has any actual lines of dialogue.

Valhalla

    Haunted 
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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.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Haunted, the most evil and sadistic mage in the series, uses a darkness-based magic attribute called Despair. This magic has disastrous effects on its targets, inflicting an unbelievable amount of pain. And there's nothing that Haunted enjoys more than causing suffering with his magic.
  • 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.
  • Combat Tentacles: The plants he creates with his Despair magic take the form of deadly tentacles that crush and stab people.
  • Complete Immortality: Along with never aging, he's basically unkillable because of a magical contract he has with a supernatural being. Whenever Haunted receives fatal damage, the being will provide him a new body in exchange for a soul.
  • The Corrupter: Haunted gives Kiseki the little push the already utterly broken girl needed to give in to her darkest desires and decide to force Takeru into killing her by killing everyone else he wants to protect.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's a Necromancer, his magic type is Ancient Despair, and wears black priest robes. He has evil sorcerer written all over him.
  • 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's an irredeemably evil villain wearing 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.
  • Feel No Pain: He can be stabbed, shoot multiple times, cut in two and he'll still show no signs of feeling pain.
  • For the Evulz: He causes mass destruction, chaos and death. Why? Because he enjoys it.
  • Green Thumb: With Belladonna Garden, Haunted can create tentacle-like thorns and flowers.
  • 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.
  • Healing Factor: Any wound left in him will almost instantly heal and he can reattach his body parts when they're cut off.
  • 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: He has blue eyes that represent his status as a heartless and murderous villain.
  • Magic Knight: His magical heritage Dainslief gives him his own armor and sword.
  • Metaphorically True: He told Mari that he would let her see the children from her orphanage if she worked for him... Except he didn't let her know the kids were already dead, but he claims he didn't exactly lie since as a Necromancer, he has the power to revive the children.
  • 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.
  • One-Man Army: He can single-handedly produce a massacre when facing a significant number of the Pureblood Party's army.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: After his first defeat against Takeru, Haunted declares him his one and only nemesis. He won't allow anyone but himself to have the glory of killing Takeru.
  • Overarching Villain: Haunted is the most frequent and dangerous enemy to the 35th platoon and has a major role in several story arcs.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • Haunted wants to kill Sougetsu just like everyone to save the world from complete destruction because if there's no world, there's no more despair and suffering that he adores so much.
    • He feels absolutely disgusted at Suzaku having Kiseki under her control by trapping her mind in a Lotus-Eater Machine. He then decides to free Kiseki from that fake happiness... so he can force her to go back to the reality that makes her suffer, just as he likes it.
  • 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.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was present during the Witch Hunt War, making him at least over 150 years old.
  • 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: He's a summoner 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.
  • Villainous Rescue: When Takeru is cornered by the mages of the Pureblood Party, Haunted appears to help him take down the enemies and heals his wounds because Haunted won't let anyone other than himself kill him. Takeru finds being saved by his worst enemy to be the biggest humiliation in his life.
  • Worthy Opponent: Takeru is the sole enemy Haunted has ever acknowledged because Takeru is the only one who has never broken down in the face of despair and keeps a firm determination to save everyone, therefore Haunted sees Takeru as the embodiment of hope that his despair must destroy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: Haunted's Despair property allows him to contract himself with a magical being that makes him immortal in exchange for human souls. For this purpose, Haunted collects the souls of those killed directly by his magic.

    Mephistopheles 

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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: Mephisto has the very rare Ancient Attribute Devil that gives her the ability to possess bodies, something only devils should be able to do. Because the Inquisition captured her real body, she currently exists by using Transfer Charm to take over body after body.
  • Facial Markings: Her true form in the anime has markings in her cheeks.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: When Mephisto possesses a body, she also steals their memories and feelings. This should make her the perfect impostor, but Nagaru and Mari can almost immediately see through her because the person she possessed (Shizuka and then Ouka) don't openly express their real feelings like how Mephisto is doing it. Mephisto even complains how hard it is to impersonate a Tsundere.
  • Maniac Tongue: She sticks out her tongue when possessing a body to show her nature as an evil witch.
  • Mind Rape: After she takes over Ouka's body, Mephisto tries to destroy her soul by forcing Ouka to relive the most traumatic parts of her past. To her surprise, Ouka's Heroic Willpower is too strong for her to break from mere illusions when the real thing was much more painful.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named after Mephistopheles, one of the chief demons of German literary tradition.
  • Voices Are Mental: She can use her own voice while possessing different bodies.

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


  • Adapted Out: None of her appearances from the early volumes are in the anime adaptation.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: She is the human form of the Sacred Treasure-type Magical Heritage, Gungnir.
  • Arc Villain: She's one of the villains of Volume 11, along with Orochi.
  • 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.
  • Classy Cravat: She wears a cravat, emphasizing her sophisticated image and behavior.
  • Disappears into Light: Mother Goose dissolves into white particles to become the magic power needed for the Deification of Takeru and Lapis.
  • Ethereal White Dress: She's a mysterious and mystical figure that appears as a woman in a white dress. Takeru almost perceives her as a ghost because of her mystified aura and appearance.
  • 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.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Her dress has detached sleeves with puffs just below the shoulders.
  • Godhood Seeker: Because she loves the world, Mother Goose wants to save it from being destroyed with Sougetsu's death and plans to replace Sougetsu as god in order to recreate the world into a more ideal one.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: She wears a white dress with gold trims and is one of the well-intentioned leaders of the Magic Side. Like Lapis, she's a Sacred Treasure that was brought from the world of Norse gods.
  • 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.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair is white and is one of the leaders of the Magic Side. She's secretly a Sacred Treasure-type Magical Heritage.
  • Public Domain Artifact: Her true identity is no other than Gungnir, the spear of the god Odin in Norse Mythology.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever she opens her eyes to reveal her shining red eyes, she can become intimidating.
  • The Stoic: She remains calm and composed at all times.
  • Summon Magic: She stands out as one of the most powerful summoners in the series. She can summon an army of Eirenjars and angels that are replicas of the beings of the world of Norse mythology.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Her goal is replacing Sougetsu as god and remake the world into a peaceful one where none of the death and tragedies of the past happened. For this, she's willing to sacrifice a city full of innocents as a "small price" for her perfect world.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: She developed transfer magic and knows how to use it in battle. Such as transferring her magic into the body parts of Mari to blow up her limbs or teleport Ouka all the way to Mars and leave her to die suffocated in space.

    Orochi Kusanagi 

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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.


  • Arc Villain: He's one of the villains of Volume 11.
  • 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.
  • Broken Pedestal: Takeru respected Orochi as his mentor and father figure so he's both horrified and infuriated when Orochi admits he murdered hundreds of civilians to drink their blood, never wanting to believe Orochi would do something so evil.
  • Coat Cape: He wears his haori over his shoulders like a cape.
  • Cool Teacher: While his training is described as no walk in the park, Orochi is a very laid-back guy who acts very casual with his apprentices.
  • 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.
  • Died Happily Ever After: After Takeru kills him, Orochi reunites with his sister Mikoto's spirit and passes on happy with his life.
  • The Dreaded: Takeru is scared shitless the first time they see each other in four years, having been sort of traumatized by Orochi's sword training.
  • Eye Scream: Both of his eyes were crushed at the end of the Witch Hunt War during his fight against his sister Mikoto.
  • 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 and there's almost certainly no better swordsman than him in the world.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Once Takeru kills him, Orochi goes over the memories of his long life before he dies in peace.
  • Necromantic: His ultimate goal is using Mother Goose's power to become the new god and recreate the world into one where his sister Mikoto never died.
  • No Sympathy: He offered no sympathy over Takeru's tragedy when the boy had to watch his sister's demonic body kill their parents and all the villagers in their hometown, as he harshly told Takeru it was all the result of him not choosing to either kill or protect his sister.
  • Number Two: He acts as the second leader of Valhalla, being Mother Goose's partner.
  • One-Man Army: He takes on fifty EXE soldiers equipped with Guillotine mass-production type Relic Eaters and they're the ones who end up shitting their pants as Orochi kills them all in a few minutes.
  • Parental Substitute: Takeru and Kanaria think of Orochi as an adoptive father because they were trained by him from a young age.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His ultimate technique of the Kusanagi Double Edged Style, Ama no Habakiri, allows Orochi to push his body beyond the limit to release an explosion that is equal in power of a 2-kilometer wide nuclear blast.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 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: His eyes lack shine 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.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a scar that goes across his eyes and nose.
  • Sibling Murder: He was forced to kill his older sister Mikoto after she was driven insane by fusing her soul with Lapis.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He trained Takeru in the Double-Eyed style by pushing the boy off a cliff, forcing him to climb his way back up, and pushing him off again. Every day. This was so that Takeru would get used to the feeling of his life being in danger.
  • Stern Teacher: He never goes easy on his pupils and makes them do everything by themselves as much as possible, but he gives them good advice and pushes them to choose the path they think is right.
  • Sword Cane: He has a cane that also serves as the sheath of his sword.
  • Trickster Mentor

    Kanaria 

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Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka, Mami Shitara (as an infant)

A wood-elf girl created by Ikaruga Suginami in Alchemist's lab. She works with Valhalla to fight off the Inquisition, believing they were responsible for the death of Isuka, who she thinks was her mother. Like Takeru, Kanaria was trained in the Double Edged Kusanagi Style by Orochi. She is the current wielder of Lævatein, one of the Sacred Treasures responsible for the destruction of the world 150 years ago.


  • Accidental Misnaming: She can't pronounce Lapis' true name Mistilteinn right.
  • 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. Eventually, Ikaruga and Kanaria fully accept their mother and daughter relationship.
  • Artificial Human: She's an artificial elf created by Ikaruga in an Alchemist's lab.
  • Blush Sticker: In the anime, she has round blush marks on her cheeks as a baby.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Much like Takeru, close range combat is Kanaria's forte because of her also being a practitioner of the Double Edged Kusanagi Style and her woof-elf genes providing her with immense physical strength and agility.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When Elizabeth captures and tortures her for failing to defeat Takeru, Kanaria manages to escape the torture device on her own and assists Takeru in defeating Elizabeth by throwing a spirit silver knife to turn one of Elizabeth's arms into ashes.
  • Demoted to Extra: The anime excluded most of her scenes in the Hyakki Yakou arc.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Orochi calls her "Diluted" because she drinks weak tea and coffee. Kanaria doesn't like it.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Ikaruga joins the attack on Alchemist's first research facility to avenge Isuka in Kanaria's place. With help from Lævateinn, Kanaria bursts into the battlefield at Alchemist and arrives just in time to save Ikaruga from Suzaku. She then declares she's going to fight not to avenge Isuka, but to protect Ikaruga.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Her elf ears are very sensitive to touch.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Ikaruga used elf genes and human sperm to create Kanaria, making her an artificial half-elf, half-human girl.
  • 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.
  • Hates Their Parent: She deeply resents Ikaruga, being under the misunderstanding that Ikaruga willingly abandoned her when she left Alchemist and blaming her for making Isuka suffer by leaving her behind, not knowing Isuka was the one who didn't want to leave with Ikaruga. After spending some time with Ikaruga and realizing she does care for her, Kanaria slowly warms up to her and accepts her as her other mother.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Since she lives in the country of mages, Kanaria isn't familiar with technology and machines. She doesn't even know what a cellphone is.
  • Last of Her Kind: Albeit artificially created, Kanaria is the last of the elf species left in the world.
  • Like Mother Unlike Daughter: She's Ikaruga's artificially created daughter. While Ikaruga is a master genius when it comes to technology and sticks to Mission Control, Kanaria is a swordswoman with extraordinary strength and doesn't know much about technology.
  • 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 half-sister Isuka looked after Kanaria.
  • Pointy Ears: She has long, pointed ears common in elves.
  • Power Gives You Wings: By using Lævatein, Kanaria gains wing-like projections of magic fire particles that allow her to fly.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Kanaria makes a secret deal with Elizabeth to betray the East Side for the West Side so she can have a chance to avenge Isuka. Elizabeth orders Kanaria to take down Takeru and steal Lapis for her, but Takeru defeats Kanaria and convinces her to leave the Magic Academy with him to meet Ikaruga to learn what happened to Isuka. Elizabeth then appears to steal Lapis herself and traps Kanaria in a magic torture device that burns all of Kanaria's body.
  • Sempai/Kohai: As a younger pupil of Orochi, Kanaria is Takeru's kohai in the Double Edged Kusanagi Style. She gets embarrassed when Takeru praises her as her sempai.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her battle outfit is a skin-tight bodysuit.
  • Sore Loser: She's bitter about having lost her fight against God Hunter Takeru and tries to excuse her defeat by saying she didn't go into Hero form, so it doesn't count.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: An artificially created elf with bright yellow eyes.
  • Sweet Tooth: She really loves sweets.
  • Third-Person Person: She uses "Kana" as a substitute for "I".
  • Tsundere: She's very surly and aggressive, but her softer side surfaces when Takeru and much later, Ikaruga get in her good graces although it takes her some time to admit she's fond of them, especially Ikaruga.
  • Waif-Fu: She's a lot stronger than her thin build and short stature would suggest thanks to wood elves having greater physical capacities to make up for lack of magic.
  • 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 around five years old. Despite being given advanced knowledge with magic, her mental age is still that of a very young child.
  • 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.

    Elizabeth 
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One of the leaders of Valhalla and the chairwoman of the Magic Academy's West Side comprised of the militant Purebloods.


  • Age Without Youth: Unlike True Ancestor Vampires, Vampire Apostles like Eliza have immortal bodies that keep decaying. She can use magic to slow the process, but it has its limits.
  • Arc Villain: She serves as the main villain of the Valhalla Calling arc where she tries to kill Takeru so she can become Lapis' new host.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Her left arm gets turned into ashes when Kanaria pierces it with a spirit silver knife.
  • Attack Reflector: Her Alice Mirror spell can reflect any attack aimed at her back to her opponent. She uses this to counter Takeru's Witch Hunter form's magic absorption.
  • Bad Boss: She's more than willing to launch a magic explosion to try and kill Takeru along with several of her academy's students. It's even stated that the explosion range is so big that there was no need to order the West Side students to hold Takeru down with weight magic and chains.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her Daedalus spell can create black wings made of Darkness property that act as a shield to repel Mari's light-based offensive spells.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Her usually normal eyes change to eyes with black sclera and red pupils when she reveals her nature as a Vampire Apostle.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When her magic battle with Mari gets hard on her, Elizabeth throws an explosion spell at the East Side's student dormitory to keep Mari busy stopping her attack while Elizabeth takes the chance to escape.
  • Evil Redhead: She's the villain of Volume 6 and has long orange hair.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She wears prominent eyeshadow, as is typical for an arrogant and vain villainess.
  • Femme Fatalons: She's an evil witch and a vampire. She also has long, sharp nails.
  • Finger-Lickin' Evil: She licks her claws during her fight against Takeru.
  • Game Face: She uses magic to freeze her cells and appear as an attractive woman. The Anti-Magic of Takeru's incomplete God Hunter form reveals her extremely ugly true appearance as an undead Vampire Apostle with rotting purplish red skin.
  • Graceful Loser: When Takeru kills her, Eliza praises his strength and resolve. As a reward for defeating her, she uses her final moments to tell him Sougetsu Ootori is the root of everything.
  • Hate Sink: She's an extremely racist and classist witch who treats everyone like dirt and wants to commit a genocide so only pure-blooded mages like her live in the world.
  • Having a Blast: Her Ancient Property Almighty allows her to produce a mixture of several magic properties to generate a massive explosion.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Takeru manages to kill her by stabbing her with the spirit silver knife that Eliza had tried to kill him and Lapis with.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: She's obsessed with trying to prolong her youth so she can be eternally beautiful.
  • Immortality Seeker: Because of a Vampire Apostle's immortality doesn't stop the effects of aging, Elizabeth wants to replicate the vampire's True Ancestor's longevity to make herself young and beautiful forever.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: She wears a strapless dress that exposes a lot of her cleavage.
  • In-Series Nickname: Several characters and the narration call her "Eliza".
  • Lady in Red: She wears a flowering red dress.
  • Ma'am Shock: One of the things she hates the most is being reminded of her age by calling her an "old hag".
  • Makeup Is Evil: She's an evil vampire witch who wears a mask of heavy make-up because of the limitations of her cell-freezing magic on her decaying skin.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after Elizabeth Báthory, a Hungarian noblewoman also known as the "Blood Countess" who is said to have murdered hundreds of young woman and bathed in their blood to maintain her youth and beauty. A comment from Haunted implies this Elizabeth might be Elizabeth Báthory herself.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a red fedora hat with roses that decorate it.
  • 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.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She's an evil witch who sees pure-blooded mages like herself as superior beings and everyone else, especially the demihumans and empties, are trash that need to be exterminated so the pure-blooded mages can rule the world. Although, the truth is her real motivation for wanting only witches to live in the world is to get rid of her Horror Hunger since the blood of witches has magic that makes it undrinkable to vampires.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While Eliza still looks like a young woman, she's an ancient witch who has lived for over a thousand years. Then it's subverted because her youthful appearance is the result of her using magic to freeze her cells and her true appearance is a rotting living corpse because Vampire Apostles have imperfect immortality.
  • Red Baron: "The Almighty Witch"
  • Reduced to Dust: She turns into dust after Takeru stabs her through the chest with a spirit silver knife.
  • Slouch of Villainy: She's usually sitting on her throne as she literally looks down on those she speaks to.
  • Smug Snake: Elizabeth is extremely arrogant and pompous of her status and power as a pure-blooded mage from the times before the war. Her smugness causes her to look down on Takeru and Mari, both who manage to overpower her by coming up with smart moves and techniques she didn't see coming.
  • Superpower Lottery: She has a unique Ancient Property that allows her to utilize and master all other magic attributes that are not classified as Ancient, giving her the largest and most unique spell pool available for usage.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has pink eyes.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Her skin becomes pale when she reveals herself as a vampire.
  • Vain Sorceress: Because she suffers from Age Without Youth, Eliza uses magic and make up to hide her hideous rotting flesh.
  • Wolverine Claws: Magical Heritage class magic imbues Elizabeth's nails that return the impact of a countered attack back to its enemy.

    Mimulus Wallenstein / Laugh Maker 
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A deranged witch who has been pursued by the Inquisition for a series of murders she carried out ten years prior to the story. Ouka's adoptive parents and little sister are among her victims. After she escaped arrest from the Inquisition, she was taken in by Valhalla and to stop her murderous ways, they changed her memories. For the past years, she has been living as the admirable officer of the Pureblood Party, Mimulus Wallenstein. However, Elizabeth threatened the Wallenstein family to send Mimulus to the battlefield of Grey City and unleash Laugh Maker at the Inquisition.


  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Mimulus Wallenstein comes off as one of the best people in the Pureblood Party. That's until it's revealed Mimulus is the murderous witch Laugh Maker with amnesia. The moment her real memories return, Mimulus turns back into the insane monster she originally was.
  • Arc Villain: She's the villain of the Crimson Lotus arc that focuses on Ouka's struggle to seek her revenge against Laugh Maker while protecting her platoon in the battle of Grey City.
  • Arch-Enemy: As the witch behind the death of the Mineshiro family, Laugh Maker is Ouka's most personal and hated enemy.
  • The Atoner: In the epilogue five years later, she has resolved to use the immortal life Ouka gave her to atone for all the death and destruction she caused in the past.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's a psychotic killer who will brutally murder everyone near her in the battlefield, no matter if they're enemies or allies, leaving only a bloodbath and traumatized survivors behind.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: In one of the manga adaptations, the first thing Laugh Maker did when she got inside the Mineshiro house was killing the family dog.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Insect Cage tortured her until she was utterly broken both physically and mentally. This turned her into the psychotic monster she is now.
  • Broken Pedestal: The mages of the Pureblood Party believed Mimulus would be the only witch who would be kind and protect her comrades to the end. When Mimulus regains her real memories, she turns back into Laugh Maker, a psycho who will kill both enemies and allies as long as she can make them laugh.
  • Death Seeker: She considers being killed by Ouka would be her salvation as she doesn't want to live as a murderous loon after her time as Mimulus taught her about morals and made her realize the monster she is. This is why Ouka starts thinking she wouldn't be satisfied with killing Laugh Maker if that is what she wants and transforms her into her vampire servant to force her to live without ever forgetting her crimes again.
  • The Dreaded: The rumors about her in the battlefield are comparable to horror stories. Anyone who survives one of her massacres is left traumatized and mentally broken for life.
  • Fake Memories: After escaping her arrest attempt and being taken in by Valhalla, Laugh Maker was given a forged memory and became Mimulus Wallenstein. Her real memories return when her adoptive father is forced to release her in the battlefield.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Since Laugh Maker wants to die, Ouka turns her into her immortal vampire servant so she can order her to never kill people again nor take her own life while also living constantly tormented by the memories of her crimes. Laugh Maker despairs over this, but five years later, she has decided to make the best of her eternal life by swearing to atone for her crimes.
  • 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.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Her military uniform has large sleeve puffs.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted. She has cream blonde hair and as Mimulus, she's the most benevolent and kind-hearted of the West Side's officers, but her true personality is an insane killing machine who is a danger to both enemies and allies.
  • Happily Adopted: Played With. As Mimulus, she was grateful to the Wallenstein family who adopted her and tried to give her a good life. Mr. Wallenstein did feel some love for Mimulus, but deep down, he was terrified of her because he knew his adopted daughter was a batshit crazy murderer who only acted like a decent human being because he suppressed her memories.
  • In the Hood: Ouka's flashback in Yohei Yasumura's manga adaptation depicts Laugh Maker wearing a hood to make her appear mysterious and scary.
  • Interrupted Suicide: After Ouka refuses to kill her one last time, she tries to kill herself by biting her own tongue. Ouka doesn't let her end her own life to run away from her guilt.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ouka finally takes her revenge on Laugh Maker for killing her family by transforming her into her vampire servant and forcing her to live forever while not being allowed to take any other life nor forget her crimes again.
  • Magic Enhancement: Her magic attribute is Radiance, a property that strengthens other spells to their maximum limit.
  • Master of Illusion: By using her enforcement magic on the human brain, she can make people see whatever she wants them to see.
  • Meaningful Name: The name given to her by the Wallenstein family, Mimulus, means "show me a smile" in the language of flowers.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Mimulus shows herself as a gentle and compassionate authority figure to the soldiers of the Pureblood Party, making her beloved by them. Subverted when she turns back into Laugh Maker as she has no qualms with using and killing her own soldiers.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Ouka bites her in her Vampire True Ancestor form, transforming Laugh Maker into a Vampire Apostle.
  • People Puppets: Her spell End Order lets her completely take control of people's bodies by reinforcing the human senses and flesh to the extreme so they move as she wishes.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Originally, she was an insane killer who wanted to send anyone suffering to heaven by killing them while making them laugh, as that was the philosophy Insect Cage drilled into her during torture. After Valhalla suppressed her memories, she was allowed to experience a normal life as Mimulus and grew into a good-hearted person. When her adoptive father commits suicide and her memories are unlocked, she's aware that her crimes as Laugh Maker make her an evil existence. Even though she still truly believes killing people while they laugh is their salvation, the morals she learned as Mimulus crush her with guilt and regret.
  • Stepford Smiler: After she recovers her memories, she pretends to be an Unstable type as she brutally murders people while keeping a smile on her face at all times. During her second confrontation with Ouka, it's revealed she's closer to the Depressed type because her life as Mimulus made her understand what a monster she is as Laugh Maker and all the murder she's doing now is to push Ouka into killing her.
  • Suicide by Cop: After she remembers she's Laugh Maker, she brutally murders soldiers from both the Inquisition and the Pureblood Party to provoke Ouka into killing her as she believes that having her life ended by the girl she forced to kill her own family will erase her crimes and free her from her guilt. Ouka realizes this and decides to not give Laugh Maker the death she desires. Instead, Ouka transforms her into a vampire so she suffers from knowing her crimes forever.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Mimulus is introduced as a benevolent officer of the Pureblood Party who disapproves of having the Ax-Crazy witch Laugh Maker in their army. When her adoptive father kills himself, Mimulus is forced to remember she's Laugh Maker who had her true memories suppressed by Valhalla to keep her under control.
  • Trigger Phrase: When her adoptive father says "Laugh - Laugh Maker", her real memories are unlocked and Mimulus becomes the insane monster known as Laugh Maker.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Laugh Maker was a witch birthed by the Red Butterfly's 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.
  • Uriah Gambit: Elizabeth sent her to the battlefield of Grey City because she wanted to get rid of her.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can use magic to manifest butterfly wings that give her the ability to fly.
  • 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.

    Sage Wallenstein 

The captain of the Magic Academy's West Side's Seventh Squad. He's also the younger adopted brother of Mimulus. Similar to the 35th Platoon, his squad is made of outcasts who are looked down on by other Pureblood Party mages because of lack of talent or unconventional magic properties. Sage himself has the Ancient Attribute of Rust, seen as dirty by other pure-blooded mages. Sage disapproves of abusing magic to oppress "empties" and believes his kind should protect those without magic.


  • Condescending Compassion: He does view pure-blooded mages like himself as naturally superior to "empties" and demihumans, but that's why he believes he must protect those who are weak instead of using their great magic just to show power. Although Takeru notices Sage has some of the Pureblood Party's arrogance that annoys him, he can tell Sage at least has his heart in the right place.
  • Nice Guy: Compared to others of the Pureblood Party, Sage is a pretty decent guy who tries to treat others with respect despite their different backgrounds and ideologies.

Alchemist

    Suzaku Suginami 

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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.


  • Animal Theme Naming: Suzaku is named after bird, following the Family Theme Naming for the Suginamis. In her case, Suzaku is the Japanese name for the Vermilion Bird of the The Four Gods.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a skimpy top that exposes her belly.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole under the outside corner of each eye.
  • Evil Matriarch: She's the genealogical mother of the Suginami Design Children, Ikaruga being one of them. When Ikaruga meets Suzaku, she's repulsed by how Suzaku only cares for her scientific progress, thinking nothing about how many lives have to be sacrificed for it.
  • Evil Wears Black: She wears a black labcoat and is a Mad Scientist who doesn't care for human morals.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: She engineered every Suginami Design Child with a specific genetic coding named Phoenix Gene that allows her to transfer her consciousness to the body of one of her Designer Babies should her current body fail her. With this, Suzaku has kept herself alive for over 500 years.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: The Suginami Design Children get their violet eyes from her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In the anime, she looks like a preteen girl with pigtails.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She has been around for long thanks to frequently changing bodies for 500 years, but she can act very childish, especially when showing excitement at the chance of making new experiments.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: As the head of the Alchemist company devoted to the invention of technology, Suzaku always wears a labcoat.
  • Lack of Empathy: As the narration says, Suzaku has no understanding or interest in the human heart, only caring for her scientific research and results.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: She has been switching bodies for centuries to continue her research and infinitely extend her knowledge.
  • Mad Scientist: She cares for nothing but scientific and magical research, thinking of human lives as mere potential for experiments. And she's proud of it.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has grey hair and she's the genealogical mother of all the Suginami Design Children and a Familial Body Snatcher who has lived for over 500 years. She can also modify herself into a High Elf in the same way Ikaruga turns herself into a Dark Elf.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She has the enthusiastic curiosity and eagerness to learn of a child. She also views human lives and feelings as expendable tools for her experiments.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has very long hair reaching down to her thighs.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She has lived for over 500 years through possessing the bodies of her Designer Babies.
  • The Soulless: She states that the individual known as "Suzaku Suginami" no longer has a soul due to maintaining her existence through transferring her consciousness to the Suginami Design Children.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: She looks younger than her daughter Ikaruga thanks to constantly switching bodies.
  • Wild Card: For a long time, Suzaku provided technology and weapons to both the Inquisition and Valhalla. She only agrees to give exclusive support to the Inquisition because Sougetsu leaves her in charge of researching a way to control Kiseki's Hyakki Yakou, but she still doesn't really care who wins the second Witch Hunt War.

    Isuka Suginami 

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Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei

Ikaruga Suginami's half-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.
  • Emotionless Girl: She claims she can't feel any sort of strong emotion because Design Children aren't made for that, which freaks Haunted out. Turns out this is the result of Alchemist suppressing Isuka's emotions and facial expressions.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Ikaruga offers Isuka a chance to start over with her and be together like when they were kids. Just as Isuka appears about to give in, Haunted kills her in front of Ikaruga.
  • 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.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: She wears a red labcoat like Ikaruga's since Isuka is also one of Alchemist's Design Children raised as scientific prodigies.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to about her hips.
  • Reduced to Dust: After Haunted kills her, Isuka's body turns into sand in Ikaruga's arms.
  • 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. Although, she is Not So Stoic around Ikaruga.
  • 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.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: At first, she seems cold and emotionless like a robot, but her emotions are just being repressed because of her "re-education". Despite her conflicted feelings for Ikaruga who left Alchemist without her, Isuka clearly did love her sister. Kanaria's backstory reveals Isuka also had a warmer side to her when she hugged Kanaria and wished for the half-elf's freedom when saying goodbye.
  • 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.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has the same violet eyes as her sister. It's probably to signify her origins as a Designer Baby.
  • Tyke Bomb: She's one of the many Designer Babies Alchemist created to have young geniuses fabricate weapons and perform human experiments.
  • 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

    Vlad 
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.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Before Ouka, Vlad's previous contractor was her first adoptive father, Kazuma Mineshiro.
  • Anti-Magic: Vlad's stakes are able to cancel any form of magic, from spells to Witch Hunter form, so long as Ouka knows the magical procedure behind it. Later on, Vlad is able to undo Takeru's God Hunter transformation before it becomes irreversible thanks to Lapis explaining the highly complicated magical procedure to Ouka.
  • 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.
  • Cape Wings: The Witch Hunter armor he grants to Ouka includes a red cape that also functions as wings that she uses to fly around.
  • 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 indirectly 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.
  • Pile Bunker: In Witch Hunter form, Vlad can turn into a large pile-bunk called the Count's Fang that fires off larger, more powerful stakes at enemies.

    Nero 
Voiced by: Akira Sekine

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


  • Arm Cannon: The main weapon of Nero's Witch Hunter armor is a large cannon that is merged to the armor's right arm.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her human form shows up in a dress with an opening that leaves her stomach exposed.
  • Cleavage Window: Her human form wears a dress with a large cleavage cutout.
  • The Corrupter: She reinforces Kyouya's obsession for revenge and extreme hatred for any form of heretics. Whenever Kyouya tries switching his focus to protecting Akira's clone, Nero reminds him that she will let the clone die by not supplying her with regeneration magic if he ever thinks about anything but revenge.
  • 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 Akira's appearance to remind Kyouya of all his hatred and anger over the death of his entire platoon.
  • Green and Mean: Nero's signature color is green and is the most corruptive and malicious of the Relic Eaters known.
  • 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.
  • Psycho Serum: Kyouya uses Nero's poison on himself to increase his strength and heighten his reflexes, but it causes severe harm on himself because he uses all of Nero's healing magic on Akira's clone.

Magical Heritages

    Nacht 
Voiced by: Akane Kohinata

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


  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Similar to Lapis with Takeru, Nacht gets easily jealous if Haunted praises another blade.
  • Dark Is Evil: Her signature color is black and while Natch herself is indifferent to human morals, she's contracted to the incredibly evil Haunted because his pitch-black soul has the greatest compatibility with her.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: In her human form, Nacht wears a black goth-loli dress.
  • Evil Wears Black: Just like her master, Nacht's human form dresses completely in black. The narration describes her as someone who can be identified as an evildoer at one glance.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes have two circles parallel to the iris similar to Lapis.
  • Hime Cut: Her human form has blunt bangs, cheek-length sidelocks, and waist-length straight hair to complement her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: Like Lapis, Nacht can take the form of a cute young girl.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Dáinsleif was the sword of the Danish king Högni, according to the account of the Hjaðningavíg battle.
  • Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: She lets out a lot of sass when talking to her maniacal host Haunted.
  • Sore Loser: She sees hers and Haunted's defeat at hands of Takeru and Lapis as the ultimate humiliation and wants to have her revenge on them.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: One of her abilities is leaving injuries that can't be healed by regular means or magic. Lapis can save Takeru from being stabbed by Dáinsleif through regeneration, though.

    Lævateinn 

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.


Others

    Kiseki Kusanagi 

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Voiced by: Chika Anzai

The younger twin sister of Takeru Kusanagi. Because of the curse of the Kusanagi bloodline, Kiseki was born with a demonic body that spreads death and destruction everywhere after reacting to her dark and painful thoughts. Her father tried to kill her from her birth, but was never able to because of her body's regenerative ability. After Kiseki caused the destruction of her and Takeru's hometown, she was taken prisoner by the Inquisition, motivating Takeru to join and change it for Kiseki's sake. Kiseki's only wish is dying together with Takeru, but Takeru won't give up until he finds a way for her to live freely and happily.


  • Arc Villain: She's the villain of the penultimate volume.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Hyakki Yakou is an abominable mass of demons inside Kiseki that could devour the entire world. For a very long time, Kiseki tried to fight off her dark desires that make the Hyakki Yakou go out of control, but she deep down knows that she does wish for the destruction of the world and death to anyone who distracts Takeru from her. Eventually, with a little push from Haunted, Kiseki stops resisting her evil urges and sets out to destroy the world to leave Takeru with nothing so he'll finally die with her.
  • 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.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Ever since Kiseki was born, her father and later the Inquisition put her through excruciating torture that would kill a regular human almost every day to keep the Hyakki Yakou from going berserk. Eventually, Kiseki can't put up with a life of nothing but being tortured, locked up, and put to sleep. Since dying with Takeru is the ultimate salvation to her, Kiseki chooses to not hold back the Hyakki Yakou anymore and destroy everything in her path until the entire world is destroyed, then she'll brutally murder Takeru's platoon as she makes him watch, leaving only Takeru alive so he's left with no choice but to kill her.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Kiseki wants to marry her older brother Takeru and have babies with him. 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.
  • Broken Bird: After having such a torturous existence from birth, Kiseki hates the entire world and her only hope is Takeru killing her so she can die together with her brother.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She feels extremely jealous of the girls in the 35th platoon, especially Ouka, because they spend so much time with her precious Onii-chan and blames them for being the reason Takeru won't die with her because they make him want to live on. After she stops holding back her evil thoughts, Kiseki plans to torture and murder Takeru's platoonmates so he will only look at her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Ever since her birth, Kiseki's life has been nothing but imprisonment and horrifying torture because of her demonic immortal body.
  • Death Seeker: She wants to die to put an end to all her suffering. However, she won't let anyone but her brother kill her.
  • The Empath: She can feel the emotions of those who come into contact with Hyakki Yakou's flesh mass.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has X-shaped pupils. These are absent in the anime, though.
  • 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.
  • Godiva Hair: Illustrations of her in the nude have her hair covering her breasts.
  • 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.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Like the girls in the 35th Platoon, Kiseki is in love with Takeru. While Takeru does love her a lot, it's not in the romantic sense because he can't fall in love with his own sister.
  • 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: Ever since she was born, Kiseki was repeatedly cut and beheaded by her own father in his unsuccessful attempts to kill her. After she was taken prisoner by the Inquisition, the researchers subjected her to gruesome experiments to prove how effective her Healing Factor is and suppress the Hyakki Yakou. She was poisoned, crushed flat, chopped into pieces, burned alive and a lot more. This was a living hell for poor Kiseki.
  • Kiss of Distraction: She kisses Takeru when he's in God Hunter form to waste enough seconds for the transformation to become complete so Takeru forgets himself and kills her. Ouka shows up right on time to cancel Takeru's God Hunter form.
  • Lack of Empathy: While her consciousness makes her hate the Hyakki Yakou killing people based on her malicious thoughts, it becomes clear Kiseki doesn't give a damn about anything but her own wish of dying with Takeru. She doesn't care how much Takeru wants to give her a normal life or how many people she has to kill to change his mind, she only wants Takeru to give her the death she wants.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Never My Fault: After she starts an apocalypse by setting Hyakki Yakou loose in the world, Kiseki tries placing all the blame on Takeru as she wouldn't have done that if he had fulfilled her wish of dying with her in the first place. But this doesn't work to break Takeru because he knows it isn't his fault that his sister decided to destroy the world just to push him into committing a double suicide with her.
  • No Social Skills: She has never had a proper conversation with anyone but her brother, leaving her with no idea of how to interact with other people.
  • Older Than She Looks: Due to her petite build, it's a bit hard to tell that she's also sixteen like Takeru.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Five years later, Kiseki has recurrent nightmares about all the people that were killed with Hyakki Yakou.
  • 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: Kiseki wants nothing more than die and be free from the world that only hurts her, but her demon body won't accept to be killed by anyone but Takeru. As Takeru continues refusing to kill her, Kiseki eventually decides that to make her wish of dying together with Takeru come true, she must drive him to despair first. Therefore, the only way to put an end to her suffering is killing everyone in the world until only Takeru and her are left, then Takeru will have nothing to live for and will finally commit Murder-Suicide with Kiseki.
  • 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According to Takeru, Kiseki takes after their mother.
  • Suicide by Cop: Kiseki's only wish is dying by Takeru's hand in a Murder-Suicide. Since Takeru keeps refusing to do that, Kiseki decides she'll kill people until Takeru has nothing left but to die with her.
  • Sympathetic Murder Backstory: Kiseki is responsible for the death of everyone in her and Takeru's hometown, including their own parents, but Kiseki didn't kill anyone consciously because her demonic body was mostly acting in reaction to Kiseki's dark thoughts after Takeru refused to kill her.
  • 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.
  • The Unfettered: Haunted convinces Kiseki that she has to "try her best" to make her wish of dying with Takeru come true. Kiseki then makes herself one with the demons of Hyakki Yakou, starts killing thousands of people all over the world, and threatens to kill Takeru's platoonmates right in front of him. However, Takeru still refuses to do as Kiseki wishes as his will is even more unbreakable than hers. Takeru makes clear that her only choices are either living with him or dying alone because he'll never die with her if she manages to make him hate her enough to kill her. Realizing she won't get what she wants from Takeru no matter what she does, Kiseki starts to break.
  • 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 before Ouka even meets her.
  • Villainous Incest: As she declares that she's going to kill everyone in the world until Takeru accepts to die with her, Kiseki gives her brother a disturbing French Spit-Trail Kiss.
  • 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.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can grow wings made of her own demonic flesh to fly.
  • Yandere: Kiseki is obsessively in love with her older brother 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. With the influence of Haunted, however, Kiseki accepts she does want to kill the girls who also love Takeru for "distracting" him from fulfilling her wish of being killed by her brother. If she wants to achieve her goal of dying with Takeru, she's going to try and murder everyone, leaving Takeru's platoon for last to make him watch as she tears them apart, so Takeru will be left with nothing but killing Kiseki and committing suicide.

    Kazuma Mineshiro 

Ouka's first adoptive father, the previous captain of the EXE, and Vlad's contractor before the Relic Eater was passed down to Ouka. Kazuma was one of the first inquisitors to question the ways of the Inquisition and his beliefs brought allies to his side, which resulted in him being fired. Shortly after that, he and most of his family were killed by the witch Laugh Maker, leaving Ouka as the only survivor.


  • The Atoner: There was a Breeding Slave witch in Red Butterfly's Insect Cage that he wanted to save. Unfortunately, when he arrived to destroy the branch, it was already too late and the witch had been killed because her offspring had no magic. That witch turned out to be Ouka's birth mother, so Kazuma adopted Ouka to atone for not being able to save her mother.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Kazuma was a better man and father than Ouka's second, living adoptive father Sougetsu could ever be. To Ouka, Kazuma is still her one and only father.
  • Disappeared Dad: He died when Ouka was very young, having intended to sacrifice himself so Laugh Maker would let his daughters live. Sadly, only Ouka was spared while the younger daughter was killed too.
  • The Fettered: He prioritized civilian safety and other noble goals over his duties as a witch hunter.
  • Hate at First Sight: The first thing he said to Hayato when they met was that he looked like a "shitty bastard" to him.
  • He Knows Too Much: Sougetsu sent Laugh Maker to kill Kazuma because Kazuma had found out the truth about Sougetsu being the god of the world.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite receiving orders to kill all the witches produced by Red Butterfly's Insect Cage, Kazuma spared Laugh Maker and only caught her. After Sougetsu let Laugh Maker escape, she killed Kazuma along with his wife and younger daughter by forcing their adopted daughter Ouka to stab them.
  • Positive Friend Influence: It was his moral code and determination to protect civilians what made Hayato reconsider his way of enforcing the law by the book and decide to prioritize the "law of his heart".
  • Posthumous Character: He has been dead for years by the time the story begins.
  • Rebel Leader: He was the leader of the Heretic Alliance before Nagaru.
  • Red Baron: He was known as "Red Glare" during his days in the Inquisition.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He and his wife stabbed themselves with the knife in Ouka's hand because Laugh Maker claimed she could let the younger daughter live if they died. Laugh Maker didn't keep her word.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Even though he only appears in brief flashbacks, he was a big influence in changing Hayato from the borderline sociopath he was originally and his tragic death acts as big motivator in Ouka's and Hayato's current actions.
  • Take Care of the Kids: His last words to Ouka were him asking her to take care of her little sister. This was right before Laugh Maker manipulated Ouka's body and made her cut her little sister into pieces.

    Yuzuho Mikado 

A member of God's Embers, one of the few surviving religious sects that have been persecuted by the Inquisition. She's the captain of the Miko's Sixth Squad. The miko she worshipped, Izayoi, was surrendered as a sacrifice to the Inquisition and imprisoned at Alchemist as a test subject. Yuzuho seeks to save Izayoi, even if she must ally herself with those she considers heretics to accomplish it.


  • Blade on a Stick: She wields the spear Bartolomeo that she carries with her at all times.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Yuzuho and her squad are the only religious members in the Heretic Alliance working with the 35th Platoon and the Pureblood Party's Seventh Squad. Yuzuho's faith causes her to clash with Sage as she considers him a "black magi" while he points out that her religion's "miracles" are actually White Magic.
  • Warrior Monk: She's the leader of a squad tasked with worshipping and protecting a Miko that served their god.

Alternative Title(s): Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

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