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    Yuu Otosaka 

Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

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The main protagonist of the story who cheats in exams and others in order to gain the upper hand. He has the ability to take over another person's body for five seconds. After being tricked and manipulated into using his ability by Nao, he is forcibly transferred to Hoshinoumi Academy and paid to join the student council.


  • All Your Powers Combined: Thanks to his initial ability, plunder, he becomes this in many timelines.
    • By episode 5 (original timeline where the series starts), he got: thoughtography, telekinesis, and flight.
    • In episode 9 (old timeline where all of ability wielders caught by scientist), he got: pulverization, telepathy, and permeation.
    • By episode 12 (new timeline where Ayumi's has been saved), he got the ability as in episode 5, added with: time leap (though later it was disabled after one of his eyes damaged), collapse, invisibility, teleport, pyrokinesis, and channeling. Taken Up to Eleven since he's planning to plunders all of ability wielders around the world to stop the psychic phenomenon.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In the finale, Yuu keeps his promise to return to Nao, but he has lost all his memories about her. Nao is sad about this, but she still keeps her promise to become his girlfriend and decides to create new happy memories for Yuu.
  • Aside Glance: Does this often. It's even lampshaded by Nao at one point.
  • Ax-Crazy: He becomes this as he falls into an intense sadness after his sister dies. He enjoys only eating and happily beating the crap out of local gang members with a sadistic laughter. Yuu does get better with the help of Nao. But yet again he falls into this as he vows to Plunder every ability in the world it ends up making him very violent and is prone to acting out in a rage. By the end of the series he's lost his memories but at least he's cured.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Nao. At the beginning, they hate each other because Nao is the one who stops Yuu from abusing his power for his own gain. After working together at the student council, they slowly become friends of sorts. Yuu develops feelings for Nao after she helps him go back on his feet after his sister dies in one timeline and while she acknowledges they always argue, she's fine with the idea of being his girlfriend.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He might be annoyed by Ayumi sometimes, but he also deeply cares for her, as seen in episode 5 & 6 when he treated a sick Ayumi. And much later in episode 6, after a revealing scene involving Ayumi collapsing part of her school building, Yuu immediately searched for Ayumi in the middle of rubble, ignoring one of the teachers and Nao's warning about impending debris collapse.
  • Bishōnen: Exploits this as much as he can until he was caught by Nao at least.
  • Blatant Lies: He rejects all of his suitors at his prestigious high school, saying that he's too busy studying. Not only does he not actually study, but he only has eyes for Yumi, and the real reason he's saying no is that he won't settle for anyone less.
  • Break the Haughty: In the very first episode, his cheating gets exposed, he gets beaten up by Nao, he gets forcibly transferred to another school and the madonna of his school dumps him.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Considering that he was able to pull a Rescue Romance that involved a near miss with a truck which involved pinpoint maneuvers with error meaning his intended rescue or him being severely injured or killed, he has to have some sort of smarts about him, he just chooses abusing his power over studying. Even while relying on his power to ace the exams, he's smart enough to realize that it isn't easy to identify who's an honors student (since students from several different schools take the exams), so he scouts out cram schools to find out who has the best chance of acing the test.
  • Broken Ace: He's popular, charming, handsome, and a honor student. In reality, he's a selfish and manipulative Jerkass and a complete cheater.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He just stands and watches as some bullies beat the crap out of Nao until it's over.
  • Catchphrase: He often mentally snarks "another incomplete ability!", or "another half-assed ability" in the English dub, after learning about an ability's drawbacks.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Yu uses his ability to transfer his soul to another person to look at their answers on the test. This catches up with him after Nao catches him in the act repeatedly.
  • Chick Magnet: Lots of girls wanted to date him, but he turned them all down, only to later get dumped by Yumi later due to new circumstances requiring him to attend a school faraway from her.
  • Cooldown Hug: On the receiving end courtesy of his brother Shunsuke in Episode 11, which proved to be necessary lest he collapse the facility.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • He dishes out a few of these in episode 7 after picking fights with various people.
    • He does it again in episode 13 during his mission to seek out every ability user around the world, and is attacked by some hostile people. Unfortunately none of their attacks even hit him thanks to his newfound powers as he strips people of them.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Ayumi's death serves as a catalyst for turning Yuu's life upside down. He only gets better thanks to Nao.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Dreaded: He becomes this in episode 13, by all ability users around the world. Not only does he have many powers, he also is the only person with the ability to steal said powers.
  • Drunk with Power: Zigzagged and discussed.
    • Nao first approaches him to warn him about using his abilities for good instead of for selfish gains, lest he attract some unwanted attention from a certain organization that wants to use him as a lab rat. She later shows the aftermath of what happened to her brother who was in an insane asylum after having been experimented on. He reluctantly helps her student council to find other ability users to protect them, or at least get them to stop using their powers.
    • He does start attempting to experiment with this in episode 7 against random thugs he picks fights with while suffering a Heroic BSoD and some Sanity Slippage. Fortunately he's saved before really going off the deep end by Nao, who was watching him the entire time. And in episode 10, it's further revealed that fortunately he was using his ability on ordinary people. Had he realized that he could steal other ability user's powers, he might have very well decided to abuse it and caught the attention of the scientists were it not for Nao.
    • By Episode 13, the massive number of powers he had accumulated so far almost led to the worst possible outcome, with him contemplating world domination.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "The One-Eyed Grim Reaper," is this to him when he first hears it.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Twice. In episode 7, he's wearing dark red hoodie jacket with maroon shirt as he slips some sanity after Ayumi's death. In episode 13, he's wearing black robe hoodie jacket with dark red shirt after his memories starts fading away and he's Drunk with Power.
  • Expy:
    • To Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass. Both use their powers that light up their eyes to manipulate others, share a similar pose during their openings, are prone to giving evil laughs (that are often framed in the same way), and are highly protective of their sisters.
    • Also to Light Yagami from Death Note. Both have the same evil grin, same way of laughing and are somewhat similar in appearance.
    • To Kanie Seiya from Amagi Brilliant Park. They're both similar in looks and personality, have the same voice actor, and have powers that give them glowing eyes.
    • To Yuzuru Otonashi of Angel Beats!s. Both of them have names that begin with a "Yu" and "Oto," and both have close relationships with their younger sisters. The two utter almost identical lines after their little sisters die- namely lamenting how they couldn't do a single thing for their sisters.
  • Eye Colour Change: His brown eyes turn yellowish-gold when he uses his ability.
  • Eye Scream: He gets his right eye slashed by an enemy power-wielder during his attempt to save a kidnapped Tomori in Episode 11. This also prevents him from using his time leap - perhaps permanently.
  • Glowing Eyes: When he starts using his ability, his eyes glowing light green.
  • A God Am I: Yuu discusses this topic twice, once in episode 7, and again in episode 13. However, he doesn't do much beyond thinking about it, the first time due to Nao intervening before he start really Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. And in the second instance, her notes gives him a vague reminder of The Promise he made to her to return to Japan after stealing every ability user's powers and preventing their exploitation.
  • Grand Theft Me: How he cheats in exams by copying the answers of the best students around to gain the upper hand in class. He also uses this to make others do what he wants to do to others without physically hurting his own hands. However, this only works for 5 seconds.
  • Heroic BSoD: He suffers to this in episode 7 due to Ayumi's death, though he gets better at the end of the episode thanks to Nao.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He starts wandering into Jumping Off the Slippery Slope territory in episode 13, and starts going a little crazy due to his mission of finding ability users worldwide. Fortunately he still has enough of a moral compass thanks to Nao's notes to fulfill his mission without killing anyone.
  • Hikikomori: Temporarily becomes one for part of Episode 7 due to his sister's death.
  • Irony: In episode 5, he comments about "Skyhigh Saito" being an embarrassing nickname, and in episode 7, he comments about giving a nickname to a thug he beats, as "One-Eyed Hoso-something". In episode 13, he becomes (in)famous around the world as "One-Eyed Grim Reaper", a nickname he himself finds out to be embarrassing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the start of the series, he exploits his powers for his own personal gains, even going so far as to cause an accident and endanger Yumi's life to stage a Rescue Romance. Through Character Development, he's still not the friendliest person to be around, but gradually becomes more considerate of others and self-sacrificing.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: It turns out that his memories were erased by someone named Maedomari. It only resurfaced through Sala's singing voice in Episode 9.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Yuu attempts to stab one of the thug's right eye with wooden skewer as part of his intimidation to him in episode 7. In the new timeline in episode 11, his exact right eye got slashed by another ability wielder. What's more, in Episode 7, he mockingly suggests that the thug can get a nickname that's a reference to him having one eye. His exploits end up earning him the nickname "One-Eyed Grim Reaper."
  • Love Confession: He (quite bluntly) confesses to Nao in Episode 12 after she suggests what Yuu can do to save all ability wielders.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Sure! Aside from his jerkassery, he also loves to play with others by using his powers for his own selfishness.
  • Mind over Matter: Picks up this ability later on. It becomes incredibly useful for stopping bullets in episode 13.
  • Nephewism: His parents got divorced, afterwards his mother left him and Ayumi in the care of their uncle and went who knows where.
  • New Transfer Student: Forced into this due to Nao knowing about his ability.
  • Not So Different: With Nao. Both they and their siblings have special abilities, and tragedy has struck both of them, albeit in different ways.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • He panics and tries to leave when the Student Council President of his prestigious high school accuses him of cheating and challenges him to prove his innocence (which he knows is impossible), and completely loses his composure when he's told that if he leaves, he'll be expelled.
    • In Episode 6, when Kumagami finds an ability user inside the condo, the student council realizes that if none of the parents living in the condo can be ability users, it can only be a student who's at home sick. Yuu puts two and two together, then realizes Ayumi might have an ability.
    • He also panics after losing an eye, and thus the ability to go back in time in Episode 11, resulting in his Collapse power destroying the building and killing Kumagami.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Nao enjoys giving Yuu grief for cheating on tests, especially when Yuu sympathizes for her circumstances, even months after the last time he cheated.
  • One-Man Army: Forced on him in episode 11 when a group of people target him. Also utilized in episode 13 when he goes around the world stripping every ability user's powers to prevent their exploitation. And in some instances he delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle to the more hostile groups he encounters.
  • Only Sane Man: He often comes off this way when dealing with his fellow student council members' and sister's eccentricities.
  • Pose of Supplication: When he uses his power, his body slumps forward in a humiliating pose where he's bent over on his knees, with his butt protruding upward.
  • Power Parasite: Episode 9 reveals Yuu's true ability is "Plunder", or stealing the abilities from others, along with benefits and drawbacks of those abilities. In Episode 10, he uses it to take Shunsuke's ability to save Ayumi. And in episode 13, he uses this to steal every single ability user around the world to prevent their exploitation.
  • Power Perversion Potential: He used his powers to take over schoolgirls' bodies and peep at their underwear.
  • Red Baron: He becomes known as the One-Eyed Grim Reaper during his quest to plunder all the abilities in the world.
  • Resigned to the Call: He reluctantly joins Nao's group to find people with special abilities, or else his cheating would be exposed. Later in episode 13, he only has a vague recollection of The Promise he made with Nao to steal every ability user's powers to stop their exploitation.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: He somehow manages to recover his memories from the original timeline. How he did this without his brother's time leap ability is never explained beyond the implication that Sala Shane's music has peculiar properties.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: He at first just thinks of Nao as a bossy, annoying girl. After he finds out she spent weeks watching over him after his sister died and she helps him get back on his feet, he starts to see her in a new light and develops feelings for her.
  • Sanity Slippage: His progress in his worldwide journey to strip off all ability wielders of their powers subjected him to greatly increasing levels of mental stress, to the point that he started causing unnecessary destruction, almost killed civilians, and even contemplated godhood.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: He repeatedly denies being interested in Nao when Ayumi starts teasing him about the possibility of Nao being his girlfriend.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Once the true nature of his possession is revealed, it becomes the most broken superpower in the series. Yuu doesn't simply possess bodies, he can steal the powers of other people and use them for himself. With this, he can take his older brother's time travel power to save Ayumi by stealing her collapse power before it kills her. At the end of the series, he steals the powers of every single ability user in the world so no teenager is abducted for experimentation again.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: His stealing of Ayumi's collapse ability subjects him to be vulnerable to this, as proven in Episode 11. Twice.
  • Superpower Lottery: He has had this all along. It turns out that his true ability is called 'plunder' and it works by stealing the powers of other people through his possession. Episode 10 reveals that he steals those powers permanently, both for his victims and himself.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He starts out as a self-absorbed and manipulative Jerkass, but he slowly begins to show concern for others and becomes a more decent person. He temporarily backs away from this in episode 7, until Nao beats some sense into him. Lampshaded by Sala, who is comments that he was a nice person but is still able to tell that he wasn't always like that, despite having just met him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Though he claims to absolutely hate it, Yuu likes Ayumi's rice omelettes, and will often eat it all while complaining about the odd sweet taste due to her pizza sauce. Nao uses this to help bring him back after he runs away and starts risking his life by picking fights with strangers.
  • Victory-Guided Amnesia: Sure, he's able to plunders every ability wielder around the earth, with the very high price: his memory about everyone around him.
  • Walking the Earth: What he decides to do in the final episode. He decides to traveling around the world to plunders every ability wielder on earth to stop the psychic wielder phenomenon before the titular comet appears again. He succeeds, and is able to return to his friends and family in Japan, but he loses all of his memories of them.
  • Wistful Amnesia: The first time he hears the music of the band ZHIEND, he gets the strange feeling he has heard it before although he can't remember where. Episode 9 reveals he used to hear their songs a lot in the original timeline before his brother traveled back in time.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Narrowly averts this in the finale, despite his Sanity Slippage.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He doesn't like roller coasters and other high speed rides. Naturally, he has to spend the entire day at an amusement park at one point.

    Nao Tomori 

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

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The Student Council President of Hoshinoumi Academy. She has the ability to make herself disappear, but this is limited to one person of her choosing at a time.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair color is stated to be grey, yet it sometimes look white or even platinum blonde.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Yuu. Nao herself points out they have the worst compatibility, but they develop feelings for each other over time.
  • Beautiful All Along: Not that she doesn't look good already, but just look at her with casual girly clothes on!
  • Berserk Button: Don't diss ZHIEND in her presence. And remember it's not a rock band, but a post-rock band.
  • Big Eater: Eats a lot. Even the sandwiches which weren't eaten by Yuu did not escape her.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Ayumi, also towards Iori Sekiguchi in OVA/special episode.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her ability to hide her presence from a single person doesn't seem all that useful at first glance, but it's perfect for when she needs to observe/stalk a specific person. She ends up getting a lot of use out of her ability when it comes to tracking down individuals with superpowers or following Yu around during his Heroic BSoD.
  • Broken Bird: She promised herself to never trust anyone again after finding out her "friends" were children of the scientists experimenting on her brother.
  • Bully Magnet: She's bullied and beaten by her classmates on regular basis.
  • Camera Fiend: She carries her video camera with her at all times. When a man punches her, she's more concerned about the fact that her camera might have been damaged. This later turns out to be because she wants to keep the camera to film a music video for ZHIEND, her brother's favorite band.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Her general modus operandi. She's willing to go so far as to use blackmail to get people to stop using their powers, but does so to prevent them from being experimented on.
  • Cry Cute: The first and only time she's crying on screen is in episode 13, when Yuu turns out to have forgotten everything about her.
  • Damsel in Distress: In Episode 11, she gets kidnapped by some thugs to lure Yuu out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Episode 2 reveals that she had an older brother who had the ability to manipulate sound. Unfortunately he was experimented heavily on, and once he lost said ability, the scientists dumped him into a hospital where they'd have no more responsibility for him. As a result, Nao ran away before they could do the same thing to her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she gets annoyed (often at Joujirou's obsession with Yusarin), her generally polite speech switches to Misa-levels of crude, masculine barbs.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: At the start of the series, she greatly dislikes Yuu and how he abuses his powers. She slowly warms up to him over time as they become friends and support each other.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She snarks at Yuu's pity after he sees her brother's Sanity Slippage, and later more bitterly when he expressed concern for her injuries only after standing back and watching her get beaten up by a mob.
  • Expy: Just like Yuu has similarities with a certain Code Geass character, Nao has her own in Leila Malcal. Both resemble each other in terms of appearance and for being a leader of their respective groups.
    • Appearance-wise she looks like a female version of Killua Zoldyck, but some aspects of their personality and speech seem similar as well.
  • Fan Disservice: In episode 11. She's chained to a wall, hanged by her wrists, stripped down to her underwear and covered in bruises.
  • Fangirl: Of the band ZHIEND.
  • Freudian Excuse: She seems to be somewhat of a Jerkass when she first runs into Yu. But she later tells him that had she not found him before some scientists did, he would have been taken away, and experimented heavily on in order for them to learn about and exploit his power. She even takes him to see her brother, who was a victim in said experiments.
  • Friendless Background: She was forced into this, after finding out her "friends" in the new middle school she transferred to with her older brother were children of the scientists experimenting on him. As a result, she found it hard to make friends and had trust issues.
  • Friend to All Children: She has a soft spot for younger kids, and doesn’t seem to treat them as roughly as she does to her peers. She even makes a genuine effort to get along with Ayumi.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: She snaps Yuu out of his Heroic BSoD in episode 7.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties some of her hair in twintails.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Nao's method of forcing Yuu to learn the errors of his ways for abusing his ability in the first episode is to beat him up and blackmail him into a Heel–Face Turn. This later gets Deconstructed when Joujirou reveals that this wasn't the first time Nao resorted to these types of methods and none of her classmates actually like her because of it.
  • Guile Heroine: In order to achieve her goals, she often cunningly manipulates others.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Usually wears her earphones to listen ZHIEND's songs from her MP3 player. She's even wearing them while being beaten by a lot of girls in episode 5.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Cool, aloof and calculating, just as Nao herself.
  • Indifferent Beauty: While very smart and good at manipulating others, she rarely uses her looks to her advantage and never values appearances over other traits.
  • Invisibility with Drawbacks: She can only be invisible to one person at a time.
  • Invisible Jerkass: She apparently has a habit of beating up people who annoy her while they can't see her. However, everyone but her current victim can see what she's doing, and she became quite unpopular as a result.
  • I Will Wait for You: Part of The Promise with Yuu. She also partially lampshades this trope during said promise.
    Nao: "I'll say it. 'I'll be waiting.'"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's bossy, self-righteous, indifferent and rude, but she's still a good person deep down.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Saying that Misa is already dead and that it's unnatural for her to still be channeled through her sister's body is a harsh thing to say to Misa's friends, but it's true. Shou gets upset, but Kouta gets him to calm down, and he reluctantly accepts the point. Misa herself knows this, which is why after saying goodbye to her parents and leaving a letter behind to her sister, she allows Yuu to plunder her ability, ending her existence.
  • Kick Chick: Whenever she needs to beat someone up, she often incorporates kicks into them. She literally kicks the sense out of Yuu when he was going downhill after Ayumi's death.
  • The Leader: As Student Council President, she leads their missions to find ability users and talking them out of abusing their powers.
  • Magic Skirt: Her modesty stays safe despite all the kicking.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Nao seems to brush off the somewhat brutal beatdown she gets from some girls in episode 5. When Yu approaches her, she seems more interested in the fact that they have another student to find.
  • Morality Chain: For Yuu, especially later in the show. In the finale, it's thanks to the notes she made that Yuu doesn't develop a god complex and try to conquer the world after stealing so many powers.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has grey hair and she's one of the people with special abilities.
  • Neat Freak: When she was over at Yuu’s apartment she caught his kitchen sink with a few dirty dishes, gets angry and insists on washing it when he shrugs off that there was no rush in cleaning only a few dishes.
  • Nice Girl: Really, she is. Even with her low points (e.g. her self-righteousness, blackmailing others, and beating up people who she thinks deserve it), she will always have other people’s best interests at heart and rarely will she ever do anything selfish for herself. Though this aspect of hers is very well-hidden.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a baseball cap in episode 4.
  • Not So Different: She tells Yu about her older brother who had an ability which then caused him to get experimented on to the point that it broke him. He then imagines that he and Ayumi would be in a very similar position had he of been caught by said scientists before Nao showed up.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In the special episode, Yuu is alarmed at how the normally dispassionate Nao rages at Honoka for distancing herself from her supposed best friend Iori just so she won't suffer any emotional turmoil from Iori's impending illness, insisting that Honoka be there to comfort her while she still has the opportunity.
  • Parental Abandonment: She doesn't mention having a father, as her mother raised her and her brother. And she doesn't seem to trust her mother either anymore after being sold out to a group of scientists who then experimented on her brother to the point that his mind broke.
  • Pragmatic Heroine: She usually either blackmails or intimidates gifted children into either stopping the use of their powers for self gain or enrolling in Hoshinoumi Academy. However, she does it so they won't be captured and end up like her brother.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Just a little. She can be apathetic at times, often speaks in a monotone voice, and to top it off she has unnatural hair and eye color. However, she does have good intentions deep down and often hides it beneath a cold facade.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Yuu blushes the first time he sees her in casual girly clothes.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Downplayed. She makes Yuu promise to her that as long as he keeps his promise to steal every power and successfully gets rid of all of it, only then she will date him.
  • Stealth Insult: After Ayumi suggests that she and Yuu would be a great couple, Nao says that someone with his intelligence and looks would be out of her league. It sounds like she's modestly saying that Yuu's too good for her, but in reality, she thinks of Yuu as an idiot.
  • Student Council President: Despite being a first year student in high school. Joujirou later tells Yu that the student council isn't elected; rather, they're picked largely on who will use their ability the most, explaining why Nao is president despite being largely disliked. And considering Nao doesn't want anyone else with powers to suffer the same fate as her brother, she works hard to find said people and either get them to stop using their powers to prevent them from being captured and experimented on, or transfer them to her school to better protect them.
  • Through His Stomach: In Episode 7, she tries to make Yuu feel better by cooking for him one of the Ayumi's sweet rice omelettes. She succeeds.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Yusa's Femme and Misa's Butch.
  • Tsundere: Harsh type. She usually has an arrogant and aloof personality, treating Yuu with indifference and disdain. There are moments in which she becomes nice to Yuu, showing she does care about him more than she lets on.
    Yuu: Wait, didn't she hate me? Then why is she getting so friendly with me now?
  • Tsurime Eyes: Has sharp eyes.
  • Unbroken Vigil:
    • In episode 7, it is revealed she uses her invisibility powers to watch over Yuu for weeks after Ayumi's death. She does not interfere until he threatens his own health with drugs and proceeds to finally bring him out of his Heroic BSoD.
    • In episode 9, she stays by Yuu's side at the hospital until he wakes up after he passes out during the ZHIEND concert.
    • In episode 13, she stays by Yuu's side at the hospital after he's completed his mission and his promise to her. Sadly, he lost all of his memories about her.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was warmer and more cheerful in flashbacks, before her mother sold her and her brother out, her brother was experimented on, and her friends turned out to be lying to her.
  • When She Smiles: The first time in anime Nao showing her truly cheerful expression is in episode 5, which makes Yuu that saw her smile blushing a bit.

    Joujirou Takajou 

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

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A member of the student council. He can move at very fast speeds to make it appear as if he is teleporting, but he is not able to totally control where he stops, resulting in him being hospitalized and always having a new wound somewhere on his body. To counteract this, he has to wear protective gear under his school uniform.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Super Speed makes him extremely fast, but it's also difficult to control.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Lampshaded by Yu, who comments that he's type that looks slimmer with his clothes on when the two are bathing in episode 5.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has dark grey hair and eyes.
  • Expy: To Takamatsu from Angel Beats!. They share similar Megane looks, similar ripped body, similar personality, and same voice actor.
  • Fan Boy: Goes into fanboy mode when he hears about Yusa, a current pop idol.
  • Head Desk: When he sees his idol Yusa turning from cutesy girl to brash trash talker with her special power, Joujirou reacts by smashing his head into the wall which causes a small fountain of blood to spray out from his head.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: He does wear some protection under his uniform to minimize the damage sustained when he's using his Super Speed power. But that said, he causes a lot of destruction every time he lands somewhere, and often has Amusing Injuries, such as bleeding profusely from his head in episode 2 due to crashing into some large glass windows in the cafeteria.
  • Large Ham: He is usually composed most of the time but when he is triggered by the situation (particularly anything regarding Yusa), he tends to go over-the-top.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his ability to buy some sandwiches without having to wait in line in the cafeteria. Unfortunately, with this method the sandwiches he grabs are random due to not having time to pick, and the resultant shock wave of his passage overturns every table in the vicinity. On top of that, Yuu mentions all the sandwiches are squashed as well.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: According to himself, the protector does not do enough to protect his body from the side effect of his power, so he must be strong enough to withstand, or at least minimalize the damage.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: He adores the cutesy and girly Yusa and can't stand it when Yusa's vulgar and violent sister Misa possesses her body.
  • Phrase Catcher: Always from Nao in regards to his fanboying of Yusa.
    Nao: "Such a turn off!"
  • Shipper on Deck: Along with Yusarin to Yuu and Nao.
  • Super Speed: This guy could give Quicksilver a run for his money, but unlike him, Joujirou doesn't have the same level of control. As such, after every use of his powers, he's left with a huge amount of wounds and lots of collateral damage.

    Yusa and Misa Kurobane 

Both

Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)

  • Family Theme Naming: Both sisters have a name ending in "sa".
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Misa is implied to have been the Foolish sibling to Yusa's Responsible sibling, since she was seen as a troublemaker and a delinquent whose thrill-seeking tendencies got herself killed. According to Misa, Yusa was highly unlike her in that regard.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Yusa is cutesy, friendly and childish, in contrast with her older sister Misa who is crude, hot-headed, and foul-mouthed.
  • Split-Personality Makeover: Yusa has blonde hair and blue Tareme Eyes. When Misa takes over Yusa's body, Yusa gains red Tsurime Eyes and her blonde hair turns orange at the tips.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Yusa is a bubbly and somewhat ditzy Idol Singer, making her the Girly Girl to the brash and short-tempered delinquent Misa's Tomboy.
  • Two Siblings In One: Misa died recently, but her little sister Yusa unknowingly has the ability to channel the souls of the dead. Misa takes control of Yusa's body frequently without Yusa being aware of it.

Yusa "Nishimori" Kurobane

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A popular Idol Singer for the band How-Low-Hello, nicknamed "Yusarin". She is also a medium capable of channeling and/or conversing with the dead. The catch here is that she uncontrollably channels her deceased elder sister. She joins the student council after being transferred in the Hoshinoumi Academy.


  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Yusa doesn't remember anything she does when Misa is in control.
  • Big Sister Worship: Even though she admits that she and Misa are very different from each other, she talks about how she deeply admired Misa, and how Misa was always a very caring older sister to her.
  • The Ditz: She seems to be a bit air-headed at times.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has long blond hair and she's a sweet and adorable young girl.
  • Idol Singer: She's a teen idol who performs as the lead vocalist of the band How-Low-Hello.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her bright blue eyes indicates her naive and cheerful personality.
  • Flowers of Femininity: She ties up some of her hair with a ribbon decorated by two small pink flowers, as they look adorable in a cutesy and childish idol.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She isn't aware of her powers or that her sister often possesses her body. She finds out in Episode 12 through a letter written to her from Misa.
  • New Transfer Student: She joins the rest of the main cast at Hoshinoumi Academy as a transfer student.
  • Nice Girl: The reason why she's relatively popular among her classmates. She's a kind and friendly girl at heart.
  • Not So Different: With Ayumi. Both are energetic younger siblings who loves their elder siblings and tried their best to always makes them happy, by copying their mother's best recipe. Omelette rice with pizza sauce in Ayumi's case, cream stew in Yusa's case. Both of them also makes their respective elder siblings eat a lot of them and believe their respective meals can become sort of mood booster for them.
  • Power Incontinence: She's a spirit medium, but her deceased older sister is the one who decides when she takes control of her body and Yusa isn't even aware that she's being possessed by her sister's ghost on a regular basis.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches past her back.
  • Shipper on Deck: She thinks Yu and Nao would make a cute couple.
  • Stage Name: "Yusa Nishimori" is her stage name, her real name is Yusa Kurobane. Her agency changed her last name since they thought that it was not appropriate for an idol.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has big round eyes, going well with her cutesy Idol Singer image.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself as "Yusarin". Nao once lowered her review score for Yusa's latest music video simply out of annoyance toward this habit.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Misa's Butch and Nao's Neither.

Misa Kurobane

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Yusa's older sister who died in an accident six months earlier, but is able to possess Yusa's body from time to time.


  • Big Sister Instinct: She cares a lot about her sister and continues to watch over her after her death by possessing her body. She switched with Yusa when Yusa is about to do something unusual for her (such as bathing in a drum) and yielding to Yusa when she's about to do something comfortable (such as eating roasted corn and grilled fish). Her farewell letter in episode 12 states that she loves Yusa more than anything and actually wanted to be with her forever.
  • Black Sheep: In Episode 12, she says she had a troubled relationship with her parents. Despite that, when she briefly appears in Yusa's body, her parents say that they loved Misa.
  • Brutal Honesty: She declares her own parent's cooking to be nothing special on live TV... but continues eating it and ultimately proclaims it delicious simply because it has her parents' love put into it.
  • Catchphrase: Occasionally adds the word "sense" and its other variation into her casual sentences.
  • Contralto of Danger: When she is in control, Yusa's high-pitched voice turns deeper to show Misa's nastiness.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Yusa. Even now, Yusa remembers Misa fondly as a great and caring sister that she looked up to.
  • Cry Cute: In episode 12, when she meets her parents to give them her last gratitude before leaving the world for real.
  • Dead Man Writing: Before Yuu takes away Yusa's power, Misa writes down a letter to say goodbye to Yusa and thank her for letting her have fun with the student council by possessing her body.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Yusa's hair changes to orange-red whenever Misa is in control of the body. Appropriately, Misa has the ability to create fire.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In episode 12, she decides that now is the proper time to head out and tells Yuu to plunder her and Yusa's ability, which will leave her permanently dead. She goes out calmly and quietly without complaint, as shown in her farewell letter.
  • The Faceless: We never get to know what she looked like when alive. The closest we get is a shot of a picture of her in the final episode, but we can't see her eyes.
  • Fiery Redhead: When the hot-headed Misa is in control of the body, Yusa's hair becomes orange-red.
  • First-Name Basis: She's usually called by her first name to keep her separate from her sister.
  • Gamer Chick: As shown in episode 5 when she immediately switched with Yusa in the moment she got many enemies incoming in the game. Misa slaughters them all.
  • Hidden Depths: She sadly notes that she thought that she would be able to get through to Yuu, since she also knows the pain of losing a sister.
  • Hot-Blooded: Enthusiastically offering Nao a chance to retaliate the girls that beat her up in episode 5 is proof of this trait.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be brash, vulgar and violent, but she's a good person who cares about her sister and her friends.
  • The Lad-ette: Tomboy? Check. Hot-Blooded? Check. Gamer Chick? Check. Swears A Lot? Check. Even her cause of death is a motorcycle incident started with her Thrill Seeker tendency.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Lampshaded and Played for Laughs in episode 5 when they got to bleep her words and censored the subtitle with $#@%.
  • Multicolored Hair: When she possesses Yusa's body, her hair turns blond with orange tips.
  • Mundane Utility: She uses her powers to fire up a grill, although she is not too happy being used as a lighter.
  • Not So Stoic: Downplayed. Misa isn't so much as stoic as she is calm and collected; however in Episode 12 has her show much more emotion than the usual set the viewer normally sees.
  • Playing with Fire: She had the power to create flames out of nowhere. She can still use it when she possesses Yusa.
  • Posthumous Character: She died few months before the series began, so it's her spirit that communicating with the other via Yusa's channeling ability.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she possesses her sister's body, Yusa's eyes turn crimson as a warning sign.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Unlike Yusa, Misa speaks with a low, raspy voice to show her tomboyish nature.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Yusa's Femme and Nao's Neither.
  • Tsundere: Harsh type. She's hot-tempered, rude and violent, but she has a soft spot for her sister and her friends.
  • Tsurime Eyes: When she possesses Yusa, her eyes become sharp and aggressive in contrast to Yusa's Tareme Eyes.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As demonstrated in the baseball game, Misa is actually a very good athlete but can only act by possessing the non-athletic Yusa. This means that while she has all the right skills and instincts, her body is too weak to keep up with them.
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    Ayumi Otosaka 

Voiced by: Momo Asakura (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)

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Yuu's younger sister that was transferred into another school with him.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Nomura calls her "Ayucchi".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She sometimes annoys Yu.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her ability "collapse" is incredibly powerful, but it's triggered by heightened emotions, making it difficult to control. In fact, its first and third appearances result in the deaths of a main character and a major character, respectively.
  • Cheerful Child: She seems to be perpetually happy.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Though she can cook, she has a habit of always putting Pizza sauce in everything, much to Yuu's dismay. Once Yu hid the remaining Pizza sauce, it turns out she is a better cook without using the sauce.
  • The Cutie: Apart from being the youngest and cutest in the cast, she's also bubbly
  • Disney Death: She's killed off in episode 6 after her powers awaken and causes the school building to collapse around her, but she's brought back a few episodes later when Yuu gains the ability of Mental Time Travel and prevents her death.
  • Fangirl: She's a huge fan of the idol Yusa Nishimori. She even gets a nosebleed when her brother tells her Yusa will become his classmate.
  • Genki Girl: She is so energetic that makes it her stand out.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: When Konishi attacks her, Ayumi's unconscious, panicked use of her power causes the building around her to collapse, killing her.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: As of episode 5, she starts to suffer from this. Although her death was entirely unrelated to it.
  • Keigo: She speaks using very formal Japanese, often using the watakushi personal pronoun when she isn't being a Third-Person Person, and using "de gozaru."
  • Kill the Cutie: She didn't survive the building collapse in episode 6, causing Yuu to spiral into depression in episode 7. This is undone in episode 10 when Yuu uses Mental Time Travel to save her.
  • Morality Pet: For her brother. Episode 7 really drives it home after her death.
  • New Transfer Student: Like her brother, she's brought to the school. Initially, it seems like she's just along for the ride, but she turns out to have an ability, too.
  • Nice Girl: Even though Yuu sees her as an annoying little sister, she's actually a kind and friendly girl at heart.
  • Nose Bleed: She gets a massive comedic nosebleed when hearing that Yusa, her favorite idol, is coming to her new school.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Her ability, "collapse", can literally collapse a building.
  • The Pollyanna: There's nothing that can make this girl depressed for long. In the original timeline, she still was cheerful and optimistic even though she and her brothers were captured by scientists and they had to keep her brother Shunsuke imprisoned in a solitary confinement because of his time leap power.
  • Power Glows: When she starts using her power, her hair glows brightly.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has purple eyes, a hint of her extremely powerful and destructive powers.
  • Shipper on Deck: She thinks Nao would be a good girlfriend for her brother.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: It's hinted in episode 2 that a sibling would also have a special ability if his/her older sibling has it. It's revealed in episode 6 she also has a special ability, much, much, more dangerous than Yuu's initial ability.
  • Third-Person Person: Ayumi calls herself "Ayu" instead of using "I".
  • Token Mini-Moe: The youngest character in the main cast.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her ability, "collapse", first manifests itself when she's about to be stabbed by a jealous Yandere.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the original timeline, the activation of her collapse ability from the scientists' experimentation was the trigger that led to the deaths of several of the empowered individuals and the reset of the timeline.
  • Verbal Tic: Usually end her words either with "nano desu" or "de gozaru".
  • Wistful Amnesia: In the first episode, she says to Yuu she has the feeling that they have a missing close family member, but can't remember who it is. Then Episode 9 reveals they do have a long lost brother, but they had their memories of him erased.

Supporting & Side Characters

Note: The characters are being listed by their order of introduction into the anime.

    Yumi Shirayanagi 

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English)

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First appeared in episode 1. The madonna of Yuu's previous school. She initially falls for him after he saves her from a traffic accident that he himself caused, but dumps him after he transfers to Hoshinoumi Academy.


  • Green Rooming: She is featured prominently in the first episode, as Yuu attempted a relationship with her. However, she breaks up with him after he's forced to transfer school by Nao, and is unable to visit her for various reasons. She then shows up again in episode 7 to talk to him after he becomes a Hikikomori for a while due to Ayumi's death. Unfortunately, he's not in the mood to see her despite her pleas for him to leave his apartment.
  • Hime Cut: Her hair is long enough to reach her lower back and her bangs are even across her forehead. This look adds to her School Idol and Yamato Nadeshiko appearance.
  • Nice Girl: She's very kind and polite, even when she's dumping Yuu. She also comes to visit Yuu at his apartment in episode 7 to give emotional support after Ayumi's death.
  • Red Herring: The first episode shows her off as someone who is important to Yuu. However, she's not crucial to the plot at all after her introduction, and even when she talks to him in episode 7, he could care less about her.
  • Rescue Romance: Invoked by Yuu. He uses his powers to set up a traffic accident and saves her, so she would fall for him. Unfortunately, his transfer to Hoshinoumi ruined his plan.
  • School Idol: According to Yuu, she's the madonna of Hinomori High School, his previous school. The students there also seems to be dazzled by her when she walks.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She talks and acts with a nice and polite demeanor, even when dumping Yuu. He still finds it hurting, though. She also wears her hair in a Hime Cut which makes her appear all the more elegant.

    Kumagami 

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (Japanese), Ben Pronsky (English)

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His revealed face. 
First appeared in episode 2. A mysterious student at Hoshinoumi Academy, who has the ability to locate anybody who possesses an ability by dripping a drop of water on the map.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Pooh, as Shunsuke like to address him as.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: He can pinpoint the location of someone with special powers and what special powers this person has. Unfortunately, he can only do it while soaking wet and fully clothed. The wet and clothed part is later revealed to be completely unnecessary, though. He only did it so as not to be recognized.
  • Beautiful All Along: Considering he's often seen soaking wet while fully clothed, he tends to scare people when they first meet him. Nao notices he looks very handsome the first time she sees him dry and without his Blinding Bangs.
  • Blinding Bangs: His hair covers like 80% of his face, only showing his mouth and nose. His eyes are fully visible when he's dry, though.
  • Cursed With Awesome: He deliberately invokes this trope on himself. He doesn't need to be soaking wet to use his power, but dialogue in episode 10 suggests he did this, along with utilizing Blinding Bangs, to hide his identity and make himself harder to spot by the scientists in the organization experimenting on ability users.
  • Defiant to the End: Refuses to spills a single beans about the ability wielder syndicate, even after restrained into the chair and tortured. Sadly, he's injected with truth serum, which makes all of his struggle pointless.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Shunsuke holds him in his arms after he dies saving Nao.
  • Fingore: All of his nails are removed from his fingers and toes, as part of his torture.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Nao is completely clueless to who he is at first in episode 9. Until he puts his hair down.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies protecting Nao from a collapsed building.
  • Heroic Willpower: He manages to stay alive to give Shunsuke his parting words after enduring Cold-Blooded Torture and a building collapse.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shunsuke. They are best friends and Shunsuke likes to call him "Pooh". Kumagami's death hits Shunsuke very hard.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His ultimate fate in episode 11. He's protecting Nao from Yuu's rampaging collapse ability, which makes him impaled by one of building's (large) rebar pipe in the process.
  • Irony: Episode 6 ended with a Stinger with him looking over the blood of someone among the rubble of a destroyed building. Episode 11 ends with himself covered in his own blood in the ruins of another collapsed building.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of Episode 11 to save Tomori from the destruction that ensued from Yu's uncontrolled trigger of his collapse ability. Highlighted by Shun's agonizing scream.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: When he's dry and ties his long hair in a side plait, he's surprisingly pretty.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kuma" means "Bear". Shunsuke calls him "Pooh" because of the popular cartoon bear Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • The Quiet One: So far, he only talks to explain what kind of abilities that get located by him. Even after The Reveal, he can be considered the most quiet compared by any of his friends.
  • Rasputinian Death: In a brutal interrogation by hunters of power-wielders, he got beaten up and his teeth punched out by a man with a pro wrestler physique, his finger and feet nails cut out, and was injected with a truth serum with clearly painful side effects. Not long afterwards, he manages to be barely alive after getting buried under a collapsed building in his own pool of blood with crowbars sticking out of his back, but finally goes out after saying his parting words to Shun.
  • Secret Keeper: To Shunsuke in the new timeline; while Nao is aware of him, only Kumagami knows his location.
  • Tragic Bromance: With Shunsuke.

    Udoh 

Voiced by: Yusei Oda (Japanese), Grant George (English)

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Appeared in episode 2. Captain of archery club at Nanba High School. He has the ability of thoughtography and he has been selling pictures of girls in their lingerie in order to pay for his parents' sickness.
  • Archer Archetype: He's the captain of his school's archery club, after all. He keeps his cool until Nao involves his parents' condition in her conversation.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Nao tells Udoh that if he needs money, he should work a part-time job instead of selling thoughtography photos of naked girls.
  • Healthcare Motivation: He wants to earn money to pay for his parents' medical care.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Thoughtography is, well, according to The Other Wiki, an ability to burn images from mind into a surface as photographic film by psychic means. He used it to project pictures of girls in their lingerie. Justified, since he did not enjoy the pictures himself, he did it to sell the pictures so he can help his family's finance since his parents are sick.
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    Kazuki Tomori 

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)

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His post-experiments appearence. 
First appeared in episode 2. Nao's older brother. Previously had the ability to make air vibrate which he used on live concerts to change his guitar sound. But the scientists found him and did experiments on him and as of now he's institutionalized at a clinic. He didn't even recognize Nao as his little sister anymore.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While protesting his mother's decision to have him attend the boarding school, he claims that he's only good at the guitar.
  • Driven to Madness: The experiments broke him, hard. However, he shows signs of improvement after being visited by Sala.
  • Empty Eyes: What his eyes look like after he was hospitalized.
  • Empty Shell: Basically his condition after the experiments. He didn't recognize Nao anymore, didn't say a word, and he's prone to go berserk and ruin the hospital bed futon. According to Nao, he thinks he's composing music.
  • Mundane Utility: He has the ability to manipulate air vibrations at his will, which he used in his live performance to change the sound of his guitar into all sorts of sounds. This utility brings him into fame, but unfortunately, it also brings him into the scientist curiosity that ends with him being a human Lab Pet.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A variant. After his powers wear off, the scientists who experimented on him decide that he's no longer useful and cast him away.

    Shou and Kouta 

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka (Shou), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kouta) (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (Shou) (English), Chris Hackney (Kouta) (English)

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Left: Kouta, right: Shou.
Appeared in episode 3. Misa's friends while she was still alive. They're trying to help Yusa solve her problems with a shady TV producer.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Shou struggles to confess his feelings for Misa, who is not only dead, but her little sister channeling her spirit will have to leave them for her safety.
  • Fiery Redhead: Shou, the redhead, is the more hotheaded of the two. He's initially suspicious of the student council, and loses his temper when Nao bluntly says that Misa is already dead.
  • It's All My Fault: Mixed with I Let Gwen Stacy Die and Survivor Guilt, Shou considers Misa's death to be his fault since he got off with just a few wounds from the bike accident that killed Misa. Misa tries not to blame him, as she said she was a thrill seeker and got what she deserved. She tells him to move on with his life so as not to be dragged down by guilt.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Shou and Kouta, respectively. Shou is shown angered by Nao's statement that told him to move on since Misa is already dead and that fact can't be changed no matter what, while Kouta seems to be agree with her statement and told Shou to say goodbye to her instead.

    Arifumi Fukuyama 

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English)

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Appeared in episode 4. He's a student and a pitcher for the baseball team in Kannai Academy. He has the telekinesis ability, which he uses to his advantage in baseball games.
  • Broken Ace: He's the star of his school's baseball team and even got some attention from a sports newspaper by bringing three wins in a row for his team. In reality, he uses his special ability to be able to do the good throw and brought the winning streak into his considered weak team, because he thinks that his friend, Takato, is the one whose deserved to play in professional competition instead.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Seems to be this with Takato.
  • Telekinesis: His special ability. He uses it for altering his throw so it would be hard to be caught by the opposing catcher.

    Saito 

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)

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Appeared in episode 5. He has the ability of levitation and was accidentally pictured in an occult magazine while using his ability. He was hoping to use his ability to become a movie star.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Just look at the picture.
  • Color Motif: As a kid whose ability is floating in the air and has a dream to become famous with his flying ability, he wears blue themed outfits, including a blue themed camouflage motif bandana, blue vest, light blue shirt, and dark blue pants.
  • In a Single Bound: Able to jump into the sky high enough to see a whole city from where he jumped in the middle of the mountain area.

    Oikawa 

Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (Japanese), Griffin Burns (English)

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First mentioned in episode 5, appeared in episode 6. One of Ayumi's classmates that confessed to her but got rejected.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The In-Between of Ayumi's classmates. He cares for Ayumi, but unwittingly angers Konishi by rejecting her.
  • Rejection Affection: Even though Ayumi already made clear she doesn't want to date him, he won't take no for an answer.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He waits for Ayumi outside the women's washroom just to try to get her to go out with him. This is after she already turned him down once.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He started ignoring Konishi after he became interested in Ayumi, which triggered Konishi's jealousy and Yandere personality that ended with revealing Ayumi's destructive ability in the process.

    Konishi 

Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)

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Appeared in episode 6. One of Ayumi's classmates.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why she falls for Oikawa is because he was the first person to start eating lunch with her. When Ayumi apparently gets in the way of their friendship, she tries to attack her with a boxcutter.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's trying to hurt everyone that distracts Oikawa's attention from her. Ayumi was going to be her first victim.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has purple hair and purple eyes.
  • Death Glare: She shoots one at Ayumi as she's leaving Yuu and Ayumi's apartment. Yuu only understands its significance when he turns back time to relive that day.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: She mentions that she always used to eat alone until Oikawa started eating lunch with her.
  • Expy: She looks a lot like Yuri from Angel Beats!
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted, she receives no comeuppance for her attack towards Ayumi which indirectly led to her death until episode 10, when Yuu travels back in time, catches her in the act and scares her off.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In episode 10, when Yuu stops her from attacking Ayumi and scares her off by cutting off her bangs.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Attempts to attack Ayumi for supposedly taking Oikawa's attention away from her, even though the latter wasn't interested in him at all.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Mean of Ayumi's classmates. There's no other way to describe someone who attacks an innocent girl with a boxcutter out of romantic jealousy.
  • The Resenter: Towards Ayumi, which leads to her attempted assault on her.
  • Yandere: She loves Oikawa, but since Ayumi got transferred to her class, he focused his attention on her instead. She blames Ayumi for "stealing" him away from her, and tries to cut her with a boxcutter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is purple.

    Nomura 

Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)

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Appeared in episode 6. Ayumi's class representative.

    Sala Shane 

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (English)

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First mentioned in episode 5, first appeared in episode 8. Vocalist of ZHIEND, the post-rock band that Nao's brother loved.


  • Blind Musician: She's blind and the vocalist of ZHIEND.
  • Blind Seer: She can't see with her eyes, but she has the ability to understand people she has just met just by perceiving their "colors".
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A day before her band's performance, she chooses to wander with an unknown guy to visit his friend's brother who loved her band, on the hospital on the outskirts of town.
  • Expy:
    • To Iwasawa from Angel Beats!. Both are red-haired lead vocalists of a band and voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro. Some fans have even speculated that she's actually Iwasawa reincarnated based on the line where she says she made a deal with God to trade her sight for singing in a band.
    • She also looks like Valvrave the Liberator's Akira Renboukouji in her civilian clothes.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She loves beer.
  • Magic Music: Her singing voice can improve Nao's brother's sanity to the point he's reportedly able to remember and recognize Nao again. Her singing voice also helped restore Yuu's dormant memories in Episode 9.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers the left side of her face.
  • Power at a Price: She wasn't born blind (she still can sign autographs). Her blindness, according to her, is because she bartered her eyesight to God so she can be the frontwoman of a band.
  • Precision F-Strike: Her first sentence in the anime are a curse in English to the people who suddenly get out of her way when she's passing.
    Sara: "Why avoid me? Shit!"
  • Spell My Name with an "S": On the early official character sheet, she's named Sala, as well as her autograph which was written as Sala Shane. It becomes confusing when the ending credits of episode 8, she's credited as Sara Shane instead.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Thanks to Miyuki Sawashiro being her voice actress.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Magenta hair, in her case.

    Courageous Girl 

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Japanese), Xanthe Huynh (English)

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Appeared in episode 13. The last ability wielder Yuu plunders in his journey.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: She's a Chinese girl living in Beijing that stumbles across Yuu.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Though she doesn't know about Yuu, she protects him from a guy who wants to kill him for his bounty. After Yuu takes her ability, she's noticeably less brave than before, but she's still wants to help him.
  • Go Through Me: She attempts to do this to the guy who fired his crossbow towards Yuu. Fortunately Yuu stops it.
  • Identical Stranger: For some reason, she looks like Ayumi with a different hairstyle.
  • Nerves of Steel: Up until Yuu takes her ability.
  • No Name Given: Because of her short screentime, we didn't get to know her name.
  • Plucky Girl: Her ability is "courage", after all. She's brave enough to protect someone she doesn't know from a guy who tried to kill him.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her ability is simply "courage".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

    Iori Sekiguchi 

Voiced by: Inori Minase (Japanese), Brianna Knickerbocker (English)

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Appeared in special episode. A girl who has the ability to read and transmit other people's mind from a certain distance.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She's a cute little girl with her hair tied into small pigtails.
  • Ill Girl: Despite being so lively and energetic, she has an incurable disease that gradually makes her unable to move her body.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She's a sweet and innocent little girl with sky blue eyes.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Her telepathic ability makes people around her get into fights.
  • Nice Girl: She has a cheerful and adorable personality, especially while spending a day with Tomori and Yuu.
  • The Runaway: She ran away from her house for two days before being found by Hoshinoumi student council.
  • Shipper on Deck: She thinks Tomori and Yuu as a couple while spending time with them, complete with her Wingding Eyes.
  • Telepathy: Her main ability is to read and transmit other people's mind around her within a certain distance.

Spoiler Characters

    Spoiler characters 
Referred in the series as "The Syndicate", a group of ability users who were experiment subjects in the previous timeline. After Shunsuke used his power to change the past, they now work to protect other ability users.

Shunsuke Otosaka

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)

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First mentioned and briefly appeared via a dream in episode 1. Makes a formal appearance in episode 9. The eldest brother of the Otosaka siblings. Founding figure of "The Syndicate" (alongside Kumagami).


  • Badass Family: Forms one along with his younger siblings Yuu and Ayumi.
  • Big Good: He is behind Nao's attempts to help others with abilities.
  • Bishōnen: Just like his brother, Yuu.
  • Cool Big Bro: Flashbacks indicate that he was a doting older brother towards Yu and Ayumi.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has grey hair and grey eyes, even before going blind.
  • The Dreaded: To the scientists. He's considered as the most dangerous ability user by the scientists, thanks to his "time leap" ability. He was imprisoned in solitary confinement, complete with restrained limbs and closed eyes.
  • Heroic BSoD: Got one after Kumagami's death, though not to the same extent as Yuu did after losing Ayumi.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kumagami, who Shunsuke regards as his very best friend. Kumagami's death hits Shunsuke very hard.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He hid himself from Yuu and Ayumi all this time, and his existence was also erased from their memories.
  • Magical Eye: His time leap depends on both his eyes perceiving light. In the first timeline where his family was in captivity, his eyes were covered to keep his ability inactive. Also, Yuu finds that he can't use the ability after one of his eyes is slashed.
  • Mental Time Travel: He has the "time leap" ability, which makes him able to send his consciousness back in time.
  • The Only One I Trust: Nao calls him the only person she truly trusts.
  • Power at a Price: Using his time leap powers takes a toll on his eyesight, eventually leaving him blind and unable to time travel again.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: His ability allows him to retain knowledge of past timelines, such as say, knowing who certain people are before they've ever met. Or what the lottery numbers are...
  • Story-Breaker Power: The ability to go back in time and undo undesirable outcomes is so powerful that by the time the story starts, Shunsuke has lost the ability. After Yuu plunders the ability, he's only able to use it once before he loses an eye (as well as the ability) the next time he gets into a situation in which he needs the ability.
  • Superpower Disability: Has the ability of Mental Time Travel, but it degrades his eyesight with every use. By the time the series starts, he's been rendered completely blind and can no longer use his ability (since light needs to be entering his eyes in order for him to activate it).
  • Tragic Bromance: With Kumagami. He is his dear best friend and he unfortunately gets kidnapped and tortured to then die protecting Nao. This hits Shunsuke very hard.
  • Walking Spoiler: His time leap ability spawned alternate timelines. The one that's shown in most of the episodes isn't actually the "original" timeline of the story.

Medoki

Voiced by: Asami Seto (Japanese), Marieve Herington (English)

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First appeared in episode 6. A mysterious girl who was also looking for Ayumi and seemingly aware of her power besides the Hoshinoumi student council gang. One of the founding members of "The Syndicate".


  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her first appearance is in Episode 6. At that point, she is not introduced to the audience yet. After two episodes of not making any appearances, she returns in episode 9 as one of the important characters to the story.
  • Glowing Eyes: When she starts using her power, her eyes glow brightly.
  • Nice Girl: Apparently she's the syndicate's most caring member to Yuu and Ayumi (besides Shunsuke, obviously). She (alongs with Maedomari) even defends Yuu from Shichino's anger regarding Yuu's curious question about Kumagami's fate.
  • Power at a Price: After using her "hypnotize" power which puts her target to sleep immediately, she also falls asleep afterwards.
  • Proper Tights With Skirt: She has dark tights under her skirt.

Maedomari

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese), Griffin Burns (English)

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First appeared in episode 9. Friend of Medoki and Shichino. One of the founding members of "The Syndicate".


  • Awesome, but Impractical: His ability makes him able to erase one memory from someone with pin-point accuracy. However, he must touch his target and takes a long time to find that memory, often requiring Medoki to incapacitate the target first.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: He didn't reveal his ability on screen yet, but he asks Medoki if he must use his ability after she uses her power to put a guard of the scientist facility to sleep. And it's revealed that he is the one who removes Yuu and Ayumi's memories of being experiment subjects in the past and also the existence of their brother.
  • Nice Guy: He's more calm and collected compared to Shichino.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Official website named him as Maedomari, but a lot of subs named him as Maedomori.

Shichino

Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese), Bobby Thong (English)

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First appeared in episode 9. Friend of Medoki and Maedomari. One of the founding members of "The Syndicate".


  • Curtains Match the Window: He has yellow hair and yellow eyes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the original timeline, he saves Yuu by letting him take his ability before being shot by the guards. His fate is not yet revealed to the audience, though. He is however alive in the current timeline.
  • Intangibility: His ability, "permeation", which makes him able to phase through walls, but as a drawback, it drains the stamina of the wielder.
  • Jerkass: Attempts to blame Yuu for Kumagami's death. He ends up getting called out by the others on his Self-Serving Memory however.
  • Never My Fault: He's the one who decides to rely on Yuu's ability to reset the past in case things go wrong, then puts all the blame on Yuu when Kumagami gets killed.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Has this trait towards Yuu, who he refers to as a siscon (sister complex) for spending all his time only with Ayumi.
  • The Smart Guy: To Shunsuke's Big Good.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As stated by Medoki, his over-reliant opinion to Yuu's time leap ability without knowing the limit/weakness of it indirectly causes Kumagami's death.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: Implied with Yuu compared to Kumagami. After finding Yuu alive in the rubble, Shichino says that he'll be angry if Yuu survives but Nao and/or Kumagami die. When Kumagami ends up dying as a result of the building collapse, Shichino says it wouldn't have happened if Yuu hadn't been "trying to save (his) own ass."
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