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Director Kurono Shinguji (née Takizawa)
Voiced by: Mariko Higashiuchi (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English)
Rank: ADevice: Unnamed
Nickname: World Crisis
The new director of Hagun Academy, Kurono is a young woman in her mid to upper twenties. In learning of Ikki Kurogane's situation, she immediately fired all the faculty who were in on the plot and altered the curriculum to end any chance of discrimination using school policies.
- Benevolent Boss: She's always friendly and understanding in her charges.
- Big Good: She is the benevolent director of Hagun Academy.
- Cool Teacher: She has taken a liking to Ikki and supports his dream of becoming a strong Blazer.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She wears a black suit and is one of the good guys.
- Guns Akimbo: She wields a pair of black and white guns.
- The Gunslinger: She is extremely capable of using guns in battle.
- Happily Married: Confirmed by Tsukikage, who mentions that her last name used to be Takizawa. Not only that, but she has a child.
- Healing Hands: Her time manipulation can be used to reverse wounds.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: She didn't use her Noble Art in her offscreen duel with Ikki, instead relying solely on close combat ability.
- It Amused Me: The reason she doesn't tell both Stella or Ikki about them sharing a room together.
- Reality Warper: The reason her Noble Art, World Crisis, is banned is because it can permanently damage the space of the area it's used on.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: One of her first inclinations as director was to fire all of the teachers and faculty who had a hand in keeping Ikki Kurogane held back the previous year.
- Retired Badass: She won the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival and became one of the third top-ranking Blazers in the King of Knights A-League before she retired.
- The Rival: Was one to Nene.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In the anime's first episode, when Stella is going to burn Ikki out of anger, Kurono calmly leaves her office. She comes back in after the situation quickly blows over.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: In response to Tsukikage's Shut Up, Kirk! line in his section, Kurono reminds him that it's too soon for him to declare victory since his students have yet to win the tournament.
- Kurono: "In that case, I can still crush your ambitions through my students, without having to do anything myself."
- Smoking Is Glamorous: She is often seen smoking a cigarette.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls Ikki on what he did when he first encountered Stella in their apartment in Volume 1.
Rank: CTeacher of Year One - Class 1 and Ikki's previous homeroom teacher. She was one of the few teachers that sympathized with Ikki's plight but due to her weak constitution, she couldn't do anything against the other teachers.
Nickname: Violet Pain
Nickname: Violet Pain
- Badass Teacher: She puts up a decent fight against Ikki in Volume 0, to the point of disarming him when he uses Ittou Shura.
- Blood from the Mouth: Yuri spills out quite a mouthful of blood shortly after her introduction as Ikki and Stella's homeroom teacher. They take her to the nurse's office afterward and she tells them this happens on a regular basis. Seems to be mostly Played for Laughs, though students do tend to worry about how much she coughs up.
- Establishing Character Moment: When Yuri's introduced, she informs her students about the upcoming duels while exhausted and then vomits blood.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Seems like she doesn't get enough sleep despite constantly laying in bed due to losing so much blood.
- First-Name Basis: She has students address her by her first name.
- Genki Girl: Invokes this trope, despite her constitution.
- Ill Girl: On the very first day, she coughs up a lot of blood, which usually causes a Mass "Oh, Crap!" from her students.
- Insistent Terminology: If you don't address her as Yuri-chan, she'll ignore you.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: She vomits one liter of blood per day.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her long hair reaches down to her waist.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She often treats Ikki fairly from day one.
- Sensei-chan: She tries way too hard to act cute in front of her students.
- Synchronization: Her special ability allows her and her opponent to share the same pain. This works in her favor because she's more used to feeling pain than most people.
Rank: AThe Japanese representative to the Olympics for Blazers, as well as a KOK note top contender, Nene is an extremely popular Blazer. She comes to the school on a teaching commission from Kurono and she immediately set her 'sights' on Ikki. Like Ikki, she's a Desperado.
Nickname: Demon Princess
Nickname: Demon Princess
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the third top-ranking Blazer in the King of Knights A-League and a teacher at Hagun Academy, and is also a badass fighter.
- Colony Drop: Houdou Tensei uses gravity to drop space debris on the enemy, which is banned because it's as powerful as a nuke.
- Combat Hand Fan: Her device.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Comes off at first as a incompetent comic relief buffoon. Later turns out to be an immensely powerful A-rank Blazer.
- Curtains Match the Window: Dark brown hair and eyes.
- Dual Wielding: She has two fans.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She has a prominent appearance in the first episode watching Ikki and Stella's duel.
- Flash Step: Has a version of this where she uses confusing footwork to make her opponent unconsciously fail to register her movements.
- Gravity Master: She can control gravity to weigh down her opponents or drop meteors.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a large ribbon at the back of her hair.
- Hime Cut: She has this hairstyle to provide her the image of a Japanese lady.
- Hot for Student: She propositioned Ikki within 5 minutes of meeting him. One of the main reasons she accepted the teaching commission was because she'd get to be around young men all the time.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Comes off at first as a petty and immature troll who does nothing but sexually harass female and male students alike. Later turns out to be willing to help out the heroes.
- Older Than She Looks: She's at least near Kurono's age as they were both in the same year but she looks like a 12-year-old.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is about as long as she's tall.
- Skinship Grope: She does this to Stella in episode 10, describing her breasts as "huge" and "super soft."
- Trickster Mentor: She acts as this for Stella in LN volume 5. She refuses to teach Stella anything and merely beats her up in an effort to force Stella to figure things out on her own.