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    Takuru Miyashiro 
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (JP), Ricco Fajardo (EN)
Takuru Miyashiro

The protagonist, a third-year student at Hekiho Academy and the president of the newspaper club. A self-proclaimed "right-sider" who takes pride in his ability to find accurate information and to get to the bottom of urban legends and mysteries around Shibuya. Orphaned by the earthquake six years ago, he lived in Aoba Dorm until moving into a trailer in Miyashita Park six months ago.

  • Accidental Murder: Accidentally impales Uki with his Di-sword in her route.
  • Accidental Pervert: In some of his positive delusions.
  • Amateur Sleuth: He aspires to be the one who solves the New New Gen murders, despite only being the president of a newspaper club.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: One delusion in Arimura's route has him turn out to have massacred her ninja village and erased his memories about it.
  • Attempted Rape: His first negative delusion has him force himself on Serika. In real life, of course, he would never do such a thing.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Takuru was given the RV in the homeless park because he, along with the rest of Aoba Dorm, helped them out.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
    • At one point during Arimura's route, he greets her with a Ciao, like she usually does.
    • In the Common route, he repeats Serika's Okay multiple times to pump himself up for breaking out of Sakuma's delusion.
  • Did Not Get the Girl:
    • In Arimura's route, he does sort of "get the girl". But he's also dead, and she's gone insane, believing he's still alive.
    • In both of Uki's endings, she either goes braindead or dies.
    • In the True End, he separates himself from all his possible love interests by turning himself in and blaming himself for the murders.
  • Distressed Dude: He ends up being completely useless in Kazuki's route, as she does all the work while his attempts to fight end in failure. It's no exaggeration to say that he could be killed along with the pyromaniac and nothing would change.
  • False Confession:
    • Gives one to Arimura in the first delusion of her route, pretending to be behind the New Gen murders to get her in bed.
    • In the Common and True endings, he willingly lets himself be blamed and arrested for the murders, partly out of self-blame and partly to win a bet with Wakui.
  • First-Name Basis: Takuru is on a first name basis with the other residents of the Aoba Dorm, and his switch to calling Nono by her family name instead is a point of contention between them throughout most of the game. He later does the same to Uki when she first joins the Dorm. Unfortunately, possibly due to this only being talked about once by Nono fairly late in the game, the game’s translation is inconsistent on which name he uses for Uki despite being consistent for Nono. He even refers to her as Uki within lines of the scene where he’s asked to stop calling her Yamazoe, making it a very jarring request. He finally switches to calling Nono by her first name in her route.
  • Food as Bribe: One of his delusions has him bribe Nono with pancakes from Eggs 'n Thanks.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: A delusion he has about Hana has them switch bodies for a brief time.
  • Ghost Memory: In the Common Route and Uki’s route, he briefly looks into the memories of Serika and Uki, respectively.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation:
    • In the common ending, Dr. Sakuma tried to get rid of him by trapping him inside his brain, and Takuru begins Hearing Voices and seeing images of his loved ones. Despite this, he not only manages to stay sane, but it actually gives him an opening to defeat the villain through some trickery.
    • Mr. Wakui also attempts to do this to him and Hana in Hana's route by deafening them, hoping to drive them insane with the silence.
  • Hearing Voices: During the period when he is deprived of all his senses by Dr. Sakuma, he begins hearing the voices of all his friends and loved ones.
  • The Hero Dies: In the Dark Sky End (Hinae's End), he is stabbed to death by Megumi.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • In Uki's route, he jumps in between Uki and a Brainwashed and Crazy Shinji to stop Uki’s sword from killing Shinji. Subverted, however, in that what really happened was that he killed Uki.
    • In the Common and True ends, he turns himself in for the murders to allow Serika to live a normal life.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In the Common and True ends, he winds up being framed and arrested for the New New Gen murders.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He has this as his main goal, and it is the main reason he wants to solve the mystery of the 2nd New Generation Madness. He wants to be special so badly that during the Shibuya Quake when he developed his powers, he wished for his imaginary friend Serika to give him something important to do so he can prove that he's special. This wish inadvertently birthed his imaginary friend into existence with this wish being her only goal in life, and as a result she sets up the entire events of the 2nd New Gen. Madness and leads Taku on a path to solving it so he can catch her as the murderer and be renowned as a hero to the world for solving the case.
  • I Read It for the Articles: In one of his delusions, Takuru claims to read Cool Cat Press for the normal articles rather than the more questionable content. Though considering even the normal articles are still about things one would be embarrassed to talk about and full of misinformation that Taku ends up taking to heart, he's still pretty embarrassed at the thought of even Serika figuring out he reads them.
  • It's All My Fault: When he learns that his creation of Serika led to the New New Gen murders, he blames himself for the killings, even turning himself in to be jailed because he believes he deserves it.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: The first thing he does in his body-swap delusion with Hana is grope her breasts.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: In his string of positive delusions in Chapter 7, he winds up doing this to every girl in the cafeteria with his Gigalomaniac powers. Played with in that he was not doing it to be a pervert, but summoning a powerful wind to cover for himself when he accidentally did it to Serika.
  • Meaningful Name: Serika calls him "Taku", the same nickname Rimi used for Takumi in Chaos;Head. Given that Serika is trying to help Takuru become a hero like Takumi was, this is not coincidental.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Nono and Yui are Takuru's older and younger sisters, respectively, but all three are adopted, freeing him up for a romance with them. Their attraction is actually justified in that they were only adopted as teens, way after the Westermarck effect takes effect.
  • Self-Restraint: In the True End, he could simply use his Gigalomaniac powers to break out of prison, but chooses to stay, both because he blames himself for everything that happened and because he wants to prove a point to Wakui.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Serika; they both genuinely care about each other, but do not end up together in any ending. Love Chu Chu also ends with them separated, though at least leaves open the possibility of them meeting in each other's dreams/synchronized delusions.
  • Superpower Lottery: As a True Gigalomaniac, he is even stronger than Wakui and capable of doing more if he had any experience.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: In a delusion, he puts eye drops in a herbal drink (kakkonto) he gives Serika after reading in a magazine that it serves as an aphrodisiac. In the positive version, he succeeds in making her aroused, whereas in the negative delusion, it just makes her sick and kills her.
  • This Loser Is You: While not quite as extreme as Takumi, he can be a bit of a jerk who separates people into right-siders and wrong-siders, relies on trashy magazines for dating advice, and has some embarrassing delusions. He gets better as he goes along.
  • Thought-Aversion Failure: Happens a handful of times when he tries to avoid activating his Gigalomaniac powers and winds up doing so anyway. For instance, in his positive delusion in Chapter 7, he tries not to think about flipping the girls’s skirts and ends up making it happen anyway.
  • Voices Are Not Mental: In his body-swapping delusion with Hana, he wonders what is wrong with his voice before realizing he is speaking with the voice of Hana.
  • You Monster!: Says this to Mr. Wakui upon learning that he put the captive Kurusu through Mind Rape just to stop her from struggling.

    Shinji Itou 
Voiced by: Yuuki Fujiwara (JP), Z. Charles Bolton (EN)
Shinji Itou
Takuru's friend and classmate. A member of the Hekiho Academy newspaper club who investigates the murders with Takuru and Serika.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He is mind-controlled by Dr. Sakuma into serving as Ed Lucas/Max Cady, accomplice to Amy/Serika.
  • The Dragon: To Amy/Serika. He spies on Takuru and the others, giving her whatever info she desires.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As Ed Lucas/Max Cady, he continues to speak to Takuru as if he was still his best friend, even while preparing to murder Yui and mocking Takuru about it.
  • Gay Option: Love Chu Chu has him as a possible love interest with his own route, though it is a short, joke rote.
  • Knife Nut: Yui’s murder scene has a lot of knives lying around, and he himself is shown wielding a bloody one.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His motivation for helping with the murders getting revenge on Takuru for him abandoning Senri to die (or so he thinks, due to brainwashing).
  • Two Aliases, One Character: He is also Ed Lucas and Max Cady, the accomplice to Amy.
  • The Watson: He serves as this to Takuru, asking him for clarification and acting as a sidekick in solving the New New Gen murders.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Takumi confronts him in Chapter 8, he has bloodshot red eyes to emphasize his murderousness.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He is willing to dismember a small girl in cold blood (albeit under brainwashing).

    Serika Onoe 
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)
Serika Onoe
Takuru's childhood friend and fellow member of the newspaper club. A second-year student at Hekiho Academy, she always supports Takuru in his investigations.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In the end of the Nono/Senri route, Serika tearfully bids Takuru goodbye upon realizing he no longer needs her before killing herself.
  • Arc Villain: She is the antagonist of Nono/Senri's route, as she betrays her bosses to go after Takuru and make him hers, and her own route in Love Chu Chu, where she holds him hostage in a basement.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Her reason for helping with the New New Gen murders was to make Takuru famous. She did - Takuru got framed as the killer and arrested.
  • Big Bad: As Amy, the New Gen killer, she is initially built up as this. Subverted as she is following orders from Sakuma and Wakui, but played straight in Nono's route where she betrays them and becomes the main enemy of Takuru and Nono.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Serika doesn't have a normal sense of morality, with her only view on what's "right" being that Takuru is interested in something. Kazuki's route even has her called out on this after she allows someone to kill him because she deemed it to fit her morals. Though this is justified, as she was created from nothing specifically to serve this purpose.
  • Catchphrase: "Okay!"
  • Character Tic: She has a tendency to squeeze her Gero-froggy figure, despite it being broken and making an odd noise. This is actually what winds up outing her as a New Gen culprit- that sound can be heard faintly in the background of the video of the first murder, when she knocks on the door.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Amy is built up as the mastermind of the New Gen murders for much of the story. In truth, Sakuma and Wakui are the real masterminds.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The main heroine and Love Interest of the protagonist is also The Heavy who carries out the New Gen murders.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her real personality. When she is revealed as Amy, she drops her previous cheerful, ditzy demeanor and speaks in a cold, stoic voice.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She genuinely loves Takuru and is doing everything for his sake, and when Dr. Sakuma tries to get him arrested, she does a Heel–Face Turn to protect Takuru.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being willing to murder, she expresses disgust towards the bloody, gory deaths that Sakuma dreams up, and considers him a monster in general. She also feels similarly towards Wakui.
  • Expy: She shares a similar role to Moeka Kiryu; a seemingly harmless and quirky gal who turns out to be a ruthless, emotionless killer and The Heavy who plays The Dragon to a fatherly man.
  • The Heavy: She is the one who mostly does the killing in the New Gen incidents.
  • Kill and Replace: How she moved into her home- she killed the original owner (at Mr. Wakui's request) and took her place.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: She is the main heroine of the game and Takuru's primary romantic interest. She is also Amy, The Heavy of the New Gen killers.
  • Not Worth Killing: After revealing Senri's secret, she decides to leave her to explain everything to Takuru.
    I thought I'd kill you, but I think I'll just leave you like this. Why? Because it's more fun that way. Go make your pathetic, miserable excuses to Miyashiro Takuru. Get on the ground and cry, and beg for him to forgive you. Of course, I don’t know if he actually will...
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She normally acts as a Cloudcuckoolander Genki Girl. In actuallity, she's a very deadly Gigalomaniac and a cunning Chess Master who orchestrated the Return of New Generation Madness.
  • Potty Failure: A delusion has her suffer this in front of Takuru while hiding in a restroom with him.
  • Romance-Inducing Smudge: One of Takuru's delusions has her yet cream on her lips and seductively ask Takuru to lick it off.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Zigzagged. She is initially presented as a straight example, as Takuru's kind, fun-loving childhood friend. Then she turns out to be the Serial Killer Amy. However, she is an Anti-Villain who genuinely loves Takuru regardless, and the murders were thought up by Sakuma and Wakui.
  • Serial Killer: She is one of the New Gen killers.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Takuru; they both genuinely care about each other, but do not end up together in any ending. Love Chu Chu also ends with them separated, though at least leaves open the possibility of them meeting in each other's dreams/synchronized delusions.
  • The Starscream: She betrays and kills Sakuma in the Nono route to take control of the game for herself.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Black Serika in Love Chu Chu essentially represents all of her worst qualities and vices amped Up to Eleven, without any of her sympathetic qualities.
  • This Cannot Be!: She has this reaction to learning that her Di-sword shares her thoughts, and it isn’t possible for others to see them.
  • Troll: Starts acting like this in Nono’s route, taunting her about her secrets to catch her off guard and being more openly sadistic.
  • Tulpa: Serika was originally Takuru's imaginary friend, until he real-booted her upon awakening as a Gigalomaniac after the earthquake.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Serika is also Amy, the one carrying out the New Gen murders.
  • Villainous Rescue: In Hana’s route, she saves Takuru from Mr. Wakui’s deafening spell by throwing a baseball through the window.
  • Walking Spoiler: She is the center of many reveals in the work, among them being her villainy as Amy and her being a Tulpa made by Takuru.
  • Yandere: Her role in the murders is down because she wants to grant all of Takuru's wishes, such as killing his parents and making him a hero like Takumi before him. In her route in Love Chu Chu, she, as Black Serika, outright kidnaps him and ties him up to a bed.
  • You Killed My Father: She confesses to Takuru that she killed his parents but refuses to say why, promoting him to search for her and find out the truth.

    Nono Kurusu 

Senri Minamisawa

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt (JP), Alex Moore (Nono, EN), Jad Saxton (Senri, EN)
Click to see Senri Minamisawa. 
A third-year student at Hekiho Academy, the president of the student council, vice president of the newspaper club, and Takuru's foster sister at Aoba Dorm. She clashes with Takuru over his interest in the Return of the New Generation Murders and thinks the newspaper club should act more like regular journalists and less like detectives.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Takuru, when he finds out that his beloved sister was secretly Senri, and was lying to him all this time.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Twice. First in the real world, thanks to wind blowing up her skirt, and the second in an additional delusion of Takuru, where he winds up looking up her skirt after lunging for a falling camera.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Takuru, her adoptive brother, and to her friends in the newspaper club, she acts as a caring sisterly figure- when she is not terrifying the hell out of them, that is.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: The real Nono Kurusu has been dead since the earthquake and Senri Minamisawa had (unintentionally) taken on her appearance.
  • Erotic Eating: The positive delusion in Nono's route has her seductively eating an ice cream cone before asking to lick Takuru's. Naturally, the scene is full of Double Entendre.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When she, along with Hana, Hinae, and Uki, realizes that all of Shibuya was trapped in a delusion, they all falls into a coma.
  • Kirk Summation: In her route, she gives one to Amy/Serika, outlining what is driving Serika to do the bad things she is.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: The victim of this in chapter 1, when wind blows through an open window, raising her skirt up.
  • Not Blood Siblings: She is Takuru's older sister, but both are adopted, freeing her up for a romance with him. Their attraction is actually justified in that they were only adopted as teens, way after the Westermarck effect takes effect.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Kawahara after finally getting sick of him being a Jerkass to everyone:
    Nono: [Takuru]'s my little brother. Do you think anyone in the world likes it when you insult their little brother?
    Kawahara: He's not your brother, he's a stranger!
    Nono: But to me, he's part of my family! It’s the same with her. Senri... I wasn't with her out of pity. She was my friend. And she's dead now! How can you talk like that about a friend of yours that died? Please... just leave.
    Kawahara: Kurusu...
    Nono: Please. Leave. Calm down a bit. I'm sure that when you do, you’ll be back to being the Kawahara I know.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: As Senri. Though she can be a hot-headed Tsundere, she does have a good heart and loves her family, especially Takuru.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: One of Takuru's first positive delusions paint her as this with Hana.
  • Supreme Chef: She is noted by Takuru to be a fantastic cook, and her food is even able to make Hana smile.
  • Tsundere: She initially acts like somewhat of a Big Sister Bully to Takuru as a result of an incident in their past, but eventually shows that she does love him and wants him to come back to the Aoba Dorm.

    Hana Kazuki 
Voiced by: Sayaka Nakaya (JP), Didi Archilla (EN)
Hana Kazuki
A first-year student at Hekiho Academy and member of the newspaper club. She rarely speaks and spends most of her free time playing ESO2 (Empire Sweeper Online 2) on the clubroom computer.
  • Cute Mute: Almost never speaks, except in delusions and her chapter. She also has a single spoken line in Hinae's chapter.
  • Elective Mute: The reason she never speaks beyond murmurs is revealed to be due to her power, which makes the things she speaks uncontrollably real boot via the thoughts and imaginations of others, so she keeps silent to avoid unintentionally real booting things.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: One of Takuru's delusions has her switch bodies with Takuru.
  • Gamer Chick: She spends most of her time playing Empire Sweeper Online 2 in the club room.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When she, along with Nono, Hinae, and Uki, realizes that all of Shibuya was trapped in a delusion, they all fall into a coma.
  • Gratuitous English: She speaks this way in a positive delusion.
  • Internet Tough Guy: When playing ESO2, she is noticeably more aggressive and snippy than she is in real life.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In a delusion, she claims that Takuru is her long-lost twin brother, and that Emperor Rudolf is their father.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: In a positive delusion, she reveals that she is the eighth daughter of Emperor Rudolph XV of the Kazuckhi Galatic Empire.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: One of Takuru's first positive delusions paints her as this with Nono.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Deconstructed. She has the power of imagination, which would theoretically allow them to do whatever they want on a whim. But instead of their imagination, it's the power of the imagination of other people, and is triggered when Kazuki says something and multiple people imagine the same thing, explaining why she's only speaks in grunts all the time. It ruined the life of her best friend and causes the entire plot to derail in one route, all inadvertently.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Hinae’s route, she ends up being the one who creates the illusion of Hinae’s brother that causes her Sanity Slippage.
  • Verbal Tic: When she does speak, the vast majority of her sentences end with "maybe".
  • Voices Are Not Mental: The one time she speaks in Takuru's body in the body-swap delusion, the voice that comes out is clearly Takuru's.
  • When She Smiles: After spending a good chunk of the story being inexpressive, she finally smiles in her route after eating Nono’s delicious cooking.

    Hinae Arimura 
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (JP), Bryn Apprill (EN)
Hinae Arimura
A second-year student at Hekiho Academy, president of the literature club, and witness to one of the murders.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When Takuru says he will go confront Serika/Amy, Hinae slaps him and tells him it is too dangerous.
  • Catchphrase: "Ciao!" and "Adiós, Gracias!"
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has these in her VN sprite.
  • Fair Cop: A delusion has her as one, whom Shinjo calls 'Miniskirt Investigator'.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When she, along with Nono, Hana, and Uki, realizes that all of Shibuya was trapped in a delusion, they all falls into a coma.
  • Gratuitous Italian: She greets people with "Ciao".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Her Catchphrase, Adiós Gracias. Grammatically, it should be Adiós y Gracias.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Takuru's first positive delusion has her turn out to be Nono's sister and play this role to Takuru.
  • Living Lie Detector: Her power as a Gigalomaniac is to tell if people are lying or not, with absolute certainty, by looking into their eyes. Though there are multiple ways around it, as proven near the end of the common route where Dr. Sakuma uses Mind Control on Serika when Hinae is questioning her.
    • It is implied that her power doesn't even require eye-contact. In one scene, Shinjo calls her on the phone and asks her to listen to a conversation, and tell him if the other person is lying.
  • Me's a Crowd: She gains the power to create clones of herself in a delusion of Takuru.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Takuru suspects her of dating Detective Shinjo at one point.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She pretends to be a Dumb Blonde to avoid having to stare at peoples' eyes and watch them lie.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: She has a tendency to invoke this in others due to being a Living Lie Detector. Various characters attempt to lie to her to spare her feelings, only for her to call them out on it.
  • Sanity Slippage: Undergoes this in her route due to her whole family dying one-by-one. When Takuru dies, she finally snaps.
  • Stepford Smiler: She usually appears as a Genki Girl around her classmates, but when she's with the Newspaper Club (more specifically Takuru), her real personality tends to come out.
  • Transgender: One delusion has her claim to be a biological boy who is a girl in heart. Of course, only within said delusion.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: One delusion has her reveal herself as a biological boy. Subverted in that Takuru is fine with it.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: The delusion involving her in Chapter 3 paints her as this, showing Takuru her in-progress doujin for the literature club before asking Takuru to read the lines for her to visualize. When he complies, she starts excitedly shaking and head-banging.

    Mio Kunosato 
Voiced by: Risa Taneda (VN), Asami Sanada (JP Anime), Dawn M. Bennett (EN Anime)
Mio Kunosato
A misanthropic neuroscientist who studies Gigalomania and Chaos Child Syndrome, and assists Freesia in its investigation into the murders.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: She tends to use Kurisu's frequent threat of sticking electrodes into people's brains. Given that the prequel manga reveals she worked with Kurisu herself, it is likely that she got it from her.
  • Jerkass: Though allied with the protagonists, she is consistently rude and cold to everyone, even threatening to stick electrodes into Takuru's brain (in a Continuity Nod to Kurisu).
  • Misanthrope Supreme: She hates other people, especially Gigalomaniacs.
  • Mr. Exposition: During one scene in Chapter 5 in her apartment, Takuru starts getting frustrated when she doesn't just tell him what she knows, saying in the narration that this is the entire purpose of her character.
  • They Would Cut You Up: She constantly threatens to have Takuru and his friends sent to a lab to be cut up and examined.
    • Her entire reason for cooperating with Takuru to have Uki, Hinae and Yuto brought out of Shibuya at the end of the Common Route is implied to be so she can experiment on them. She outright tells Takuru in their last dialogue together that she doesn't care what happens to him in the Hikariwo. If he survived, she will experiment on him, but if he does she would still have at least two perfectly useful live specimen.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She is an ally to the heroes, but a Jerkass who hates pretty much all of them for being Gigalomaniacs, and outright tells them she plans to have them thrown in a lab and experimented on.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In Chapter 5, she doesn't hesitate to choke Uki, when Uki refuses to leave the hospital voluntarily. As noted above, she would also gladly cut open a Gigalomaniac and examine their brains.

    Uki Yamazoe 
Voiced by: Inori Minase (JP), Kristi Kang (EN)
Uki Yamazoe
A mysterious girl who has been isolated from the outside world for years.
  • Accidental Murder: The victim of one in her route, from Takuru himself.
  • Death of a Child: She dies in the Another Sky ending, having been accidentally stabbed by Takuru (although she uses the last orb her power to make herself die of natural causes).
  • Dream Weaver: Her power as a Gigalomaniac is to make the desires of others become real, and in her route she uses her power to trap Takuru in a delusion where everyone is alive and he dates the most beautiful girl in school.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When she, along with Hana, Hinae, and Nono, realizes that all of Shibuya was trapped in a delusion, they all falls into a coma.
  • Harmful to Minors: Her stumbling upon Yui’s murder scene causes her to have a minor breakdown and try to kill Shinji.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking like an elementary schooler, she is actually 13-14 years old.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents left her to take care of old, insane people in an underground facility.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She is the smallest member of the main cast.

Other Characters

Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi (JP), Barry Yandell (EN)
One of Takuru's neighbors in Miyashita Park, who helped him get the trailer in which he lives. Perpetually drunk.
  • The Alcoholic: He is always seen so drunk that his nose is red.
  • Cool Old Guy: Despite being an alcoholic hobo, he is friends with Takuru and claims he's a decedent of royalty. He's also more or less the leader of the section of the homeless park he lives in and shows himself to be very capable when needed, despite being drunk all the time.

    Masashi Kawahara 
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (JP), Seth Magill (EN)
Masashi Kawahara
The vice president of Hekiho Academy's student council and a friend of Kurusu's. Doesn't like Takuru very much.
  • Arc Villain: He is the antagonist of Nono/Senri's route in Love Chu Chu, as he does everything he can to separate her from Takuru.
  • Childhood Friends: With Nono and Senri.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: The victim of this in one of Takuru's positive delusions in chapter 1, from Takuru himself, who yanks down his pants and leaves him running away from the other students.
  • Exact Words: Though likely not intentionally, he bypassed Hinae’s power by simply telling her to take some papers to Nono, without telling her that he plans on following her to find out where Nono’s new house is.
  • Jerkass: He acts rather coldly to everyone, especially Takuru, whom he is quick to blame for any misfortune befalling Nono.
  • Love Confession: Gives one to (who he thinks is) Nono in her route- admittedly, a very harsh one in which he calls her adoptive family a “pretend family”. He also talks about how Senri was always in the way, and wished she would “just disappear”- not realizing he is saying all that to Senri herself.
  • Pet the Dog: In the final side story, he reveals himself to be one of the people who believes in Takuru's innocence, and blames himself for not acting sooner to salvage the situation. He is also the one who asks Wakui to use his powers to give him and his friends a happy life where they can be together, beginning the events of Love Chu Chu.

    Katsuko Momose 
Voiced by: Kujira (JP), Jennifer Green (EN, simuldub), Wendy Powell (EN, home video)
Katsuko Momose
The CEO of Trustworthiness Investigation Corporation Freesia, a private investigation agency studying the murders.
  • Big Good: She serves as the main benevolent authority figure who uses her resources to help Takuru and friends as much as she can.
  • The Informant: Plays this role to Shinjo, telling him everything she knows about the incidents.
  • Parental Substitute: She takes care of an amnesiac Serika in the True End, giving her a new life. Since Serika has no parents, Momose is the closest thing she has to one.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She always tries to help Takuru and friends however she can. In Nono’s route, when they lose their home, she finds them a temporary one, and in the True End, she acts as a Parental Substitute to an amnesiac Serika before guiding her towards recovering her memories.

    Wataru Sakuma 
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)
Wataru Sakuma
Takuru, Kurusu, Yui, and Yuto's foster father. A doctor who works in the clinic below Aoba Dorm.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Once he is revealed as The Man Behind the Man to Amy, Takuru becomes determined to stop him for harming his own children by killing Yui and Nono and trying to kill Takuru.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Shuichi Wakui are the Committee members who orchestrate the New New Gen murders for the purpose of getting rid of Gigalomaniacs.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In his role as a doctor at the Aoba clinic, he is jovial, fatherly, mostly unrelated to the plot, and tries (without too much success) to get his adopted family to understand each other and get along. In truth, he is one of the masterminds behind the New New Gen murders and a member of the Committee of 300.
  • Buffy Speak: At one point in Chapter 7, he refers to Gigalomaniacs as Gigalo-whatists. Notable in that he likely deliberately did this to hide his involvement, as post-reveal he is able to say Gigalomaniac with no issues and is very well aware of what they are.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
  • Death by Irony: In a sense. He orchestrated the New New Gen murders to correspond with the dates of the original New Gen murders, only to ultimately end up as the final victim in the Senri and Common/True routes.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Takuru's loving foster father is actually masterminding the New New Gen murders.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even after being revealed as a minion of the Committee who masterminded the murders, he continues to speak in his fatherly tone of voice as he threatens Takuru and makes it clear he cares nothing for him.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is actually a Mad Scientist.
  • The Hedonist: His entire perspective on life is that the only meaning is to simply have fun.
    Takuru, do you have anything you enjoy doing?... There's gotta be something you like, right? There's no point in living, otherwise. [...] What I'm saying is this, no matter what happens, do what you think is fun. Think of it as a life lesson from your dad.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason he gives Serika for why he deviated from the plan and framed Takuru for the murders was that he knew too much about them. Subverted in that it was actually Serika who came up with the idea, and she was amnesiac when she asked him.
  • It Amused Me: His entire motive for the New Gen murders was that he saw it all as an entertaining experiment, and he wants to use the murders to restart the Gigalomaniacs experimentation, purely for fun.
    Takuru: Then the reason you did that to Yui, Nono, Itou, and all the others...
    Sakuma: How many times to I have to tell you? Because it was fun!
  • Mad Scientist: He enjoys conducting experiments on Gigalomaniacs and views the New New Gen killings as one big experiment.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Serika/Amy, as he is the one who comes up with the murders.
  • The Mole: He poses as a doctor to cover up his real job as a Committee member.
  • Never My Fault: When Takuru asks him why he killed Yui and Nono, he replies by saying that Shinji and Serika killed them- even though it was on his orders and he used Mind Control on them.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: When studying the brains of Uki and Hinae in Chapter 7, he gives this reason for leaving for a bit- he just is not equipped to deal with psychic powers and is going nuts trying. Subverted after The Reveal that he IS that kind of doctor.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: How he usually kills his victims- he uses mind control to make them kill themselves in gruesome ways.
  • Serial Killer: He is one of the New New Gen killers.
  • The Sociopath: Underneath his superficial charm and apparent care for his adopted children is a Serial Killer and Mad Scientist who will happily doom innocent people, even his own children, to bloody deaths for his own amusement.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He is a respected doctor with a reputation for being a kind foster father, but is really a Mad Scientist who sees his children as tools. He is also seen in the True End as an innocent victim of Takuru, when it was he who framed Takuru for the murders in the first place.

    Takeshi Shinjo 
Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (JP), Anthony Bowling (EN)
Takeshi Shinjo
A detective working with the police and with Freesia to investigate the murders.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He confesses to Momose that he has always wanted to be a Hardboiled Detective.
  • Hardboiled Detective: In Nono’s route, he says that he has always wanted to be one. However, he is much less cynical and hard-drinking than a true hardboiled detective.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: After it becomes clear that Shinji, the boy he arrested, was essentially innocent of the killings, he and the police in general are met with hostility and protest.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Takuru suspects him of dating Hinae at one point.
  • My Greatest Failure: His main motivation is to make up for failing to save Ban from being killed in the original game.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Though nominally a police detective, he takes the talk about Gigalomaniacs and psychic powers seriously (due to working with Kunosato) and helps with Freesia and the newspaper club's investigations. Later on, when the police are compromised by Sakuma, he helps Takuru avoid them, knowing him to be innocent.

    Yui Tachibana 
Voiced by: Yumi Hara (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)
Yui Tachibana
Yuto's older (biological) sister, and Takuru's younger foster sister at Aoba Dorm.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Despite being a middle-school age girl, she often discusses adult subjects like shopping budgets. Lampshaded by Sakuma, who expresses his belief that she should not be thinking about such topics at such a young age.
  • Death of a Child: She ends up a victim of the murders in Chapter 8, being killed and dismembered by a mind controlled Shinji.
  • Killed Off for Real: She dies at the hands of a Brainwashed and Crazy Shinji even in the Senri and True endings.
  • Little Sister Heroine: She gets her own route in Love Chu Chu.
  • Magical Girl: A positive delusion in Love Chu Chu has her turn into one, Magical Yui.
  • Not Blood Siblings: She is Takuru's younger sister, but both are adopted, freeing her up for a romance with him in Love Chu Chu. Their attraction is actually justified in that they were only adopted as teens, way after the Westermarck effect takes effect.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Whereas in the original she was a side character, and she and Takuru showed no romantic or sexual interest in each other, Love Chu Chu makes her into a romance-able heroine with her own route.

    Yuto Tachibana 
Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi (JP), Jill Harris (EN)
Yuto Tachibana
Yui's younger (biological) brother, and Takuru's foster brother at Aoba Dorm.
  • Character Development: After spending most of the story too timid to do anything for himself, he starts to grow more of a spine in both the Senri and True endings. The latter in particular has him decide to become a lawyer so he can get Takuru acquitted.
  • Expy: Yui's route in Love Chu Chu essentially makes him into one for Luka Urushibara. A cute, shy, timid guy who looks like a girl and whom even the otherwise straight protagonist expresses attraction to.
  • Dragged into Drag: In Yui's route in Love Chu Chu, he is forced to dress up as a girl to become her idol partner.
  • Shrinking Violet: He is much more shy than Yui, rarely speaks, and has a tendency to let his sister take charge of everything.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: He gets this reaction from Takuru when dressed up as an idol.

    Shuuichi Wakui 
Voiced by: Masayuki Katou (JP), Kent Williams (EN)
Shuuichi Wakui
A teacher at Hekiho Academy. The faculty adviser to the newspaper club.
  • Arch-Enemy: Becomes this to Takuru and Mio post-reveal. Mio hates him since he is a member of the Committee of 300, who stole her research and used it for their evil purposes, while Takuru hates him for toying with the lives of his friends and puts himself in prison in part to win a bet against him. Wakui, in turn, will do anything to make Takuru crack and get Mio out of his way.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The True End has him successfully pin the murders in Takuru and put him away. Takuru curing Chaos Child Syndrome merely gave him what he wanted- to get rid of the Gigalomaniacs in Shibuya. Averted in Love Chu Chu- while he still has Takuru imprisoned, he fails to get him to use his powers.
  • Big Bad: He is the sole main antagonist of Love Chu Chu as the one who traps Takuru and his friendship in the delusion, then engineers all the conflicts in the routes to get Takuru to break. He is also this in the Hana and True End routes in the original story, as defeating him is the focus of those routes while Sakuma plays less of a role.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: In the original story, he and Wataru Sakuma are the Committee members who orchestrate the New New Gen murders for the purpose of getting rid of Gigalomaniacs.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In his role as a faculty member at Hekiho, he is pleasant, timid, mostly useless, and tries (without too much success) to be the "cool" teacher who identifies with his students. In truth, he is one of the masterminds behind the New New Gen murders and a member of the Committee of 300.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Norose Genichi was the sole mastermind of the New Gen murders who mostly let his minions do the killing for him. He was also very powerful man who controlled an entire Mega-Corp and was a high-ranking member of the Committee of 300. Mr. Wakui is part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Dr. Sakuma and a very low-ranking member of the Committee who only has control over a single research facility. He is also much more direct in his involvement with the New New Gen murders, and unlike the Obviously Evil Genichi is good at pretending to be a Reasonable Authority Figure who cares for Takuru and the others. As a result, whereas Genichi was more of a distant enemy, Wakui feels like a much more personal foe.
  • Disappears into Light: In the True End, this is how he exits the story.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The kindly, goofy teacher and club advisor is actually masterminding the New New Gen murders.
  • Evil Teacher: He is a ruthless assassin for the Committee that has no problem killing and torturing whoever gets in his way.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His goofy teacher persona is all an act, but he still lapses back into it after he's revealed to be working for the Committee of 300.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is actually an Evil Teacher.
  • I Have Your Wife: He kidnaps Nono in Hana’s route to force Takuru and Hana to go out of hiding and turn themselves in to be killed.
  • I Lied: Though he promises to let Nono go unharmed if Takuru and Hana surrender themselves, he proceeds to Mind Rape her before later taking out his Di-sword, intending to use it on her to "drive her to despair".
  • Karma Houdini: In the true ending, he makes a deal with Takuru to continue watching him, and is never seen being punished for his role in the New New Gen murders. In Love Chu Chu, though his plan is stopped, he simply flees.
  • Mad Scientist: Like Sakuma, he sees the New New Gen murders as an experiment.
  • Mind Rape: Does this to Nono while he has her captive, bringing out her past trauma and making her into a lifeless doll. He also tries to do this with Hana and Takuru, giving them horrific illusions of biting off her tongue and Nono dying repeatedly, respectively.
  • The Mole: He poses as a teacher to cover up his role as a Committee member.
  • The Sociopath: Underneath his superficial charm and apparently care for his students is a madman who thinks of his students as little more than test subjects and desires to help the Committee of 300 Take Over the World.
  • Superpower Lottery: He is not limited to one power like most of the cast since he is a True Gigalomaniac, like Takuru.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: In the True End, he Disappears into Light and is never seen again, though he promises to keep watching Takuru forever. He also does this in Love Chu Chu after his defeat.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In Hana’s route, once the Giant Sumo Sticker Man comes and deprives him of his power, he starts freaking out.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He is well-liked by the students of Hehiko, even if they consider him useless and odd, but in reality is an Evil Teacher.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Mio a position in the Committee of 300 in the True Ending. She, of course, refuses.

    Riko Haida 
An escaped Gigalomaniac with the power to control fire.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: When first encountered, she is thought by everyone, even the police, to be the New New Gen killer. However, she is not the killer.
  • Latex Perfection: The first negative delusion in Arimura's route has her turn out to be disguised as Arimura to trick Takuru and kill him.
  • Playing with Fire: Her power as a Gigalomaniac, which she uses to burn down several buildings.
  • Red Herring: Initially, she is thought to be both the Serial Killer and Senri Minamisawa, seeking revenge on Takuru for abandoning her to the experiments in the hospital basement. In truth, she is not the killer, nor is she Senri (despite looking somewhat like her).

    Cafe LAX Waitress Girl 
A small girl who waits tables at Cafe Lax.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can be pretty snippy towards her customers.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In the VN,the characters only call her "waitress". And that's on the rare occasion that they even talk about her.
  • Jerkass: As Takuru notes, she is pretty rude towards the people she serves, especially Takuru.
  • No Name Given: She is only called Girl by the subtitles.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit in the anime.

Route Exclusive Characters

Hinae Route

    Shingo Arimura 
The brother of Hinae.
  • Big Brother Worship: Hinae looked up to him as her idol, and gained her hatred of lies from him.
  • Broken Pedestal: Hinae used to look up to him as the only honest person in her life, and it was he who taught her that lying is wrong, something she took to heart. Then, on his deathbed, he confesses that she was born from her mother and another man other than his father, and he had been lying to her about it. It was this betrayal that caused Hinae to manifest her Gigalomaniac powers.

    Megumi Arimura 
The mother of Hanae.
  • Arc Villain: She is the antagonist of Hinae's route as the one responsible for the murders in said route.
  • Black Widow: She kills both her husband and her side lover.
  • Kick the Dog: After Hinae wakes up in the hospital, she sees her mother on the phone, talking to her lover, completely uncaring of the fact that her son died and her daughter was hospitalized. She then blames Hinae for Shingo's death.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: She is the only antagonist to have no connection to the New New Gen murders, as her murders are completely separate.
  • Offing the Offspring: She attempts to kill Hinae, whom she hates.
  • Murder by Mistake: She killed Ishida Moe after mistaking her for her daughter Hinae, her actual target.
  • Serial Killer: She kills her lover, a random girl, and her husband, in that order, in three incidents separated by a cooling-off period, and tries to kill her daughter last before she winds up killing Takuru instead.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her being the killer in Hanae's route is the big reveal of the route.

    Koichiro Arimura 
The father of Hinae.

Hana Route

Takumi Nishijou, the protagonist of the original series, returns in Hana's route to guide her and Takuru.

Uki Route

    Aozaki Yume 
The most beautiful girl in school, who asks Takuru out on a date in Uki's route.
  • Arc Villain: She is the antagonist of Uki's route as the one keeping Takuru trapped in her delusion.
  • Anti-Villain: In Uki's route, she traps Takuru in a Lotus-Eater Machine that is slowly killing him, but only to make him happy and give him a world where Yui is alive and everyone is happy.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the fourth bad end of her route, she succeeds in convincing Takuru to remain trapped in the Lotus-Eater Machine she made for him, even though this will kill him.
  • Enemy Within: To Uki, as she represents her inner vices.
  • Must Make Amends: The reason she traps Takuru in a delusion is to give him a happy life to make up for putting him in a coma. Subverted in that she is the one in a coma, and her real motive is to take Takuru with her.
  • Significant Anagram: Aozaki Yume, the name of the girl who is in love with Takuru in Uki’s route. Shift the letters, when it becomes Uki Yamazoe, her true identity.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She follows Takuru around as Uki to make sure he never leaves the dream. A negative delusion emphasizes this:
    I love you, Miyashiro. I took a photo of you in secret, and made it my cell phone wallpaper, and I stare at it every night.
    I picked up a piece of your hair and put it in a stuffed animal, and I hold into when I go to sleep at night.
    I'm always watching you. Always, always.
    I'm watching you when you get up, run your eyes, and put on your glasses in the morning. I'm watching you when you go outside and take that first big stretch.
    I'm watching when you're alone, grinning and reading your copies of Cool Cat Press. I’m always watching.
    I’m always watching you. Always. Always. Always. Always.
  • Taking You with Me: Her true motive for trapping Takuru in a delusion is to kill both of them so she can take him with her.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is impossible to talk about her without revealing that she is Uki's Enemy Within.
  • Yandere: She desires to keep Takuru trapped in her delusion and kill his physical body to make him hers.

Nono Route

    Spoiler Character 

The Real Nono Kurusu

Senri's best friend who died in the Shibuya earthquake. She took on her form and became her, living her life.

  • Dead All Along: The Nono that Takuru knows is actually Senri taking on her form, as the real Nono died in the earthquake.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and was the only person who did not treat Senri like a freak.
  • Only Friend: She was the only person who was willing to spend time with Senri, as everyone else thought she was too creepy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her very existence spoils the fact that the Nono that Takuru knows is not actually Nono, but Senri.

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