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     Defense Club/Battle Lovers 

Tropes associated with all of them but Wombat:

Yumoto Hakone/Battle Lover Scarlet
Voice actor: Kazutomi Yamamoto
Stage actor: Tomoru Akazawa

A lover of all things fluffy and a Big Eater. His family runs the Kurotamayu, a hot spring bathhouse.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Tazawa calls him "Yumocchan".
  • All-Loving Hero. Seriously. He even heals the loveless with a shower of love.
  • Ambiguously Gay: On one hand he claims not to be interested in girls and makes a homoerotic statement that Atsushi comments on. On the other hand, he's uncomfortable when a Drag Queen flirts with him and is unaffected when a male Monster of the Week tries to cast a love spell on him.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Yumoto is the youngest and cutest member of the Defense Club. The rest of the team considers him their "precious kohai", but they also don't take him very seriously (though his ditzy personality probably contributes to that).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When he's Battle Lover Scarlet, since most of the time he could directly battle against the Monster of the Week by himself and win.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He's clearly not stupid at all, and intuition is practically his major superpower. But he definitely lives in a world of his own and there are a lot of things he just doesn't seem to get - especially when it comes to sex, to the perpetual horror of the rest of the Defense Club.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Red.
  • Cuteness Proximity: To fluffy things. "Let me fluff you up!"
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: What did you expect from Kazutomi Yamamoto?
  • Elemental Hair: Blonde hair for light powers.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Probably the most played straight in the series, sports clubs tried recruiting him (in his glasses mode) to be their manager, arguing over who asked him first and called him cute. Additionally the other Defense Club members thought he was cute at one point as well and had to reaffirm to themselves they thought he was cute as a kohai and not as anything else.
  • Genius Ditz: According to the other Defense Club members, Yumoto gets high grades in subjects that require unorthodox thinking, but he does badly in everything else.
  • Image Song: "1, 2, 3 LOVE & JOY!", "Thanks I Can't Convey" and his duets with Goura "Oh my An-chan" and "Brother Lover Rapper".
  • Keet: A short guy who'll run after a mysteriously-appearing pink wombat in an indoor hot spring just because said wombat is fluffy. Add that to him having majority of the lines in the PVs and In Touch with His Feminine Side for the result.
  • Kiddie Kid: Lampshaded in episode 4, where the others note he barely changes at all after he's been turned into a primary school child.
  • Light 'em Up: Scarlet's power.
  • Mukokuseki: (Supposedly) Japanese blonde.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: He wears a shirt with a sailor collar under his blazer instead of the usual dress shirt and necktie.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: The moment being almost the entirety of Episode 10. One mild fever later, he's acting like a proper student. It bothers the rest of the club members, but Wombat doesn't seem to mind. Turns out it was the glasses that caused the personality change.
    • Far more serious in season 2 episode 12. Yumoto went into such a rage after Beppu twins attempted to take Gora to Andromeda he nearly destroyed the theater and attempted to kill Salty Sol and Melty Luna. Fortunately, the rest of the team snapped him out of it.
  • Plucky Girl: A Rare Male Example. He excitedly jumps into battle almost immediately after becoming a Magical Boy.
  • Secret Legacy: Of sorts. See Gora's entry.
  • Tareme Eyes: To play up his feminine aspects.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: As far as the Student Council is concerned. In both the manga and the game, he barges into their clubroom and eats all of their snacks.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: The shorts for his Battle Lover outfit go to a little less than mid thigh and he's the shortest of the five Battle Lovers.
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to end his sentences with "-ssu", which is a slurred way of saying "desu".

En Yufuin/Battle Lover Cerulean
Voice actor: Yuichiro Umehara
Stage actor: Maasa Igarashi

A Binan High 3rd year who goes at his own pace unless in a bind. Atsushi and him were just chilling out at the Kurotamayu when Wombat appeared.

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Atsushi Kinugawa/Battle Lover Epinard

Voice actor: Kōtarō Nishiyama
Stage actor: Yuuki Ochi

The Smart Guy (aside from Kinshiro) who has to take care of En often due to his slothfulness. Atsushi's sheltered and quite serious. He used to be Childhood Friends with Kinshiro, but for some reason they drifted apart. Until the end of season 1.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By one side, during his Transformation Sequence. Also seen during the OP sequence (which is where the picture above comes from).
  • Ambiguously Gay: Even more so than Yumoto who just doesn't seem to care. He blushes whenever someone asks him to take a side or comments on his relationship with the rest of the Boueibu members. He also has a tendency to spontaneously blurt out slightly homoerotic thoughts.
    Atsushi "(smiling softly) Is En-chan overly aware of my presence?"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Multiple characters—such as En and Yumoto—mentioned that Atsushi has a hidden dark side. Just look at what he did to the Hourglass Monster in season 2 episode 1 because he was preventing the Battle Lovers from keeping their promise to see the student council off.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Not quite a Gentleman Wizard due to this being a Magical Girl Parody.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: In the Kurotamayu. Justified, because who bathes with glasses on?
  • Image Song: "Why So Cool?", "Running round and round every day!!" and his duets with En "Crossroad of Calming Wind" and "Festive Dazzling Days".
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Applies to a degree for all of them, but most notable here, given his passive nature and domestic side.
  • Make a Wish: With Kinshiro, as children. It doesn't end that well for Atsushi either, considering. Until the end of season 1 that is.
  • Megane: Unlike a lot of his Magical Girl brethen, he gets to keep his Specs of Awesome even when transformed.
  • Nice Guy: Atsushi is one of the kindest characters in the entire series. Unless you make him angry of course.
  • The Nicknamer: En-chan, Kin-chan, and also Ibu-chan.
  • Otaku: He's often the one who makes references to other anime series.
  • Purple Is the New Black: His dark blue hair could arguably be meant as black. It's very obviously black in the game. Though in the show, a lot of the Faceless Masses are swanning around with hair that is clearly just boring old black.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Ryuu and Io, as of episode 7.
    Atsushi: Ryuu, you claim to love women, but I've never actually seen you with a woman before. Let's be honest. You like Io, right?
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Is the only character of the main eight to wear glasses.
  • Tareme Eyes: To play up his feminine aspects.
  • Team Mom: Passive, domestic, and always there to help and care for his friends.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was once friends with Kinshiro, but something happened between them that broke them apart. Episode 11 reveals that it's because he went out to eat curry instead of going home with Kinshiro one day, leading Kinshiro to hate both Atsushi and curry. However, as of the end of season 1, Atsushi and Kinshiro are friends again.
  • Wind Is Green: Epinard's power is wind.

Io Naruko/Battle Lover Sulfur
Voice actor: Yusuke Shirai
Stage actor: Shouta Takasaki

A guy who loves money, so much that he dabbles in the foreign stock exchange.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Dishing Out Dirt: As Sulfur.
  • Elemental Hair: Beige hair for earth powers.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear:
    • During his transformation, he's the only one who (briefly) has to cover up himself with his hands due to a lack of strategically placed special effects.
    • He also does it when (and after) being turned into a baby alongside everyone else...despite sporting the same Gag Censor as everyone else.
  • Image Song: "Naruko-style 'Making Money with Stockmarketing' Equation", "Feel It!" and his duets with Ryuu "Sync a Think" and "Halfway".
  • Meaningful Name: "Io" means "sulfur".
  • Money Fetish:
    Io: I bet I'll feel love when I get one billion in my Cayman Islands account.
  • Only in It for the Money: This seems to be his only motivation for just about anything.
    Io: (when asked to join the Ballet Club) Is there a financial advantage to be gained from this?
  • The Scrooge: Not only is he obsessed with making money, but he'll also try to spend as little of it as possible. That includes when Ryuu asks him to spend it.
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: Due to what happens with the meaningful name.

Ryuu Zaou/Battle Lover Vesta
Voice actor: Toshiki Masuda
Stage actor: Yoshihiko Aramaki

A pink haired guy whose phone is always ringing with dates from girls, and he claims to be a Casanova (though this is questionable at best). He also happens to be friends with Io, who's in the same year as he is.

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Voiced by: Mugihito

A Talking Animal who came from a distant planet. For some reason, he has a heart symbol on his side.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The official profile says, "He looks like a wombat, but he's pink."
  • Animal Gender-Bender / Bizarre Alien Biology: According to the last episode of season 1, he has a pouch. Wombats are marsupials and thus do have them, but only the females. On the other hand, Wombat is merely an alien who happens to resemble a wombat so this trait might be common to the males of his species.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A pink wombat whom they call Wombat.
  • But Now I Must Go:
    • Averted at first. At the end of the first season, the characters talk about Wombat as if he wasn't there. It turns out they expected him to leave Earth and are a bit surprised he hasn't. Wombat says he still needs to revive the dead teacher, but the characters think it's an excuse to stay. In season 2, he doesn't even make any excuses to leave.
    • Played straight in the graduation OVA, in which he leaves Earth via intergalactic train (with Zundar and Dadacha locked in his bag) to spread love to other planets.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets quite a lot of abuse heaped on him, courtesy of Yumoto. At one point he falls out a window, and the only reaction is a deadpan "Oh, he fell."
  • Canon Immigrant: In Takamatsu's mecha series, RobiHachi.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: The boys (aside from Yumoto) seem him as little more than a nuisance most of the time (and Yumoto mainly likes having him around for cuddles).
  • Kansai Regional Accent: He starts talking like this when he gets truly angry.
  • Mentor Mascot: What's a Magical Girl show without one?
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Appears to be doing this to Mr. Tawarayama, mainly because the teacher got accidentally killed by Wombat when he was running away from Yumoto.
  • Some Call Me "Tim": The boys call him Wombat, given that his name is untranslatable. As for season 2, he no longer minds it, even referring to himself as Wombat.
  • Symbiotic Possession : Wombat uses his powers to (partly) revive Mr. Tawarayama. For it to work, Wombat must be constantly near him.
  • Talking Animal: A must for a Mentor Mascot animal.
  • Token Non-Human: For the Defense Club.
  • Translator Microbes: The reason he can speak Japanese.
  • The Unpronounceable: His real name, species and home planet. The boys even say it sounds different each time he tries to say it.
  • Verbal Tic: He has two; he'll end some of his sentences with either "paparazzi" or "macho".

     Conquest Club/Caerula Adamas 

Tropes associated with all of them but Zundar:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Often cited, but almost averted in this case. While they're wealthy, high-handed and rack up the privileges, and most of the school at least claim to adore them, their actual authority is all about managing Japanese School Clubs - as is the typical role of Japanese student councils. Compare this to certain other student councils who rack up personal armies and the like.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • Caerula Adamas is Latin for "blue diamond" - the whole Blue Diamond/Gold/Silver/Pearl motif is an elaborate pun on a Japanese brand of washing powder! However, adamas, meaning diamond, also happens to mean "unconquerable".
    • Also note the blue diamond motif at Goura's collar in his magical boy transformation gear. There's a fair amount of amusing recycling to watch out for between the past and present day.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Conquest! - though as episode 11 demonstrates, they don't have to say it.
  • Color-Coded Characters: With a metallic theme this time.
    • Aurite - Gold
    • Argent - Silver
    • Perlite - Mother-of-pearl
  • Comic Trio: Kinshiro is the Pointy-Haired Boss and The Leader, Arima alternates between The Fool and the Only Sane Man, and Akoya is the powerless one who usually sees through the scenario (especially in the manga).
  • Custom Uniform: They wear a white gakuran instead of the standard blazer and tie. Lampshaded in chapter 4 of the manga.
  • Easily Forgiven: After their Heel–Face Turn. Depending which part of the fandom you ask, they're either total Karma Houdinis who get away without as much as an apology, or Kinshiro, at least, comes in for a well-deserved Humiliation Conga before finally being forgiven.
  • Evil Laugh: This is mainly Kinshirou's trope, but they manage a group one in Episode 6.
  • Evil Wears Black: Their Chevalier uniforms are predominantly black.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Played with and subverted - the Custom Uniform, again. Here it's a sign that they're taking themselves too seriously.
    • By the time the end of season 2 rolls around, they've switched it around to dark school uniforms (as transfer students abroad) and laundry advert-white transformation kit.
  • Gratuitous French: Involved in their Chevalier names.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Final episode of the first season.
  • Instant Fan Club: They have one that shows up occasionally in the manga.
  • In the Name of the Moon: In Episode 6, when they introduce themselves to the Defense Club:
    Aurite, Argent and Perlite: We are the rulers of this blue world, Caerula Adamas!
    Argent: Well, shall we leave it at that for now?
    Epinard: They introduced themselves then left...
    Cerulean: Lucky us. You can't talk to people like that anyway.
  • Laughably Evil:
    • Especially in the manga. If Team Rocket had transformations, they'd be these guys.
    • It's rather less laughable towards the end of the anime, when we finally see Kinshirou left alone with Zundar. He starts talking about genocide.
  • Leitmotif: For most of their appearances they get their own tune that makes liberal use of the harpsichord.
  • Pillars of Moral Character: Kinshiro and Arima, primarily. Kinshiro explicitly describes his obligation to Zundar as a great debt he must repay (reciprocity and piety); what he lacks as the bad guy is compassion. By contrast, Arima is all about compassion. Akoya is too beautiful to have much truck with morality. It's interesting that it's the villains, who are very proper types, who demonstrate these; the Defense Club, by contrast, are far more modern-day in their thinking.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: They come out once an episode to give some poor woebegone a Really Hard Time, and they have some idea of ruling the world one day. But mostly they're into looking cool and drinking tea.
  • Put on a Bus: At the beginning of season 2, they go to study abroad. At the end of the season, they come back Just in Time to save the day - in fact, Kinshiro flies them all home after Atsushi doesn't reply to a text.
  • Royal Rapier: In the final fight of Season 1, each Caerula Adamas member uses one.
  • Sailor Fuku: This is the boys' variant.
  • Secret Identity: Like the Battle Lovers, they all have them.
  • Terrible Trio: There're three human members and they're the villains. Kinshiro is definitely in charge.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Kinshiro: Amanatto and kintsuba (two kinds of Japanese sweets). Also notable is his dislike of curry which may or may not get exploited.
    • Ibushi: Tansan senbei - a local specialty of Arima Onsen, made with wheat flour and carbonated water from the hot springs there. The translation calls them carbonated rice crackers, which is clear as mud.
    • Akoya: Macarons.
  • Transformation Name Announcement:
    Aurite: The golden chevalier, shining in radiance! Aurite!
    Argent: The silver chevalier, rustling the leaves! Argent!
    Perlite: The pearl chevalier, making flowers bloom! Perlite!
  • Villain in a White Suit: They all wear a custom crisp white military uniform. As part of the student council they rule the school, and are all wealthy and sophisticated. And of course, they are the antagonists who seek to rule the world.

Kinshiro Kusatsu/Chevalier Aurite
Voice actor: Hiroshi Kamiya
Stage actor: Takahisa Maeyama

The smartest guy at Binan High School who is the Student Council President.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: The president of it. In the webcomic, he uses his power to close down several clubs at seemingly random.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Atsushi calls him Kin-chan/Kinny. Something of a Berserk Button, in that Atsushi's eventual Wrong Name Outburst has near-terminal results. Until he and Atsushi make up at the end of season 1 of course. By the end of season 2, Yumoto is calling him Kin-chan-senpai with no comeback whatsoever.
  • Alliterative Name: The only one out of the main eight guys to have this trope.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Although the further the series progresses the less ambiguous it gets.
  • Bishōnen Line: Most of the Monsters Of The Week are not human-looking. When Kinshiro's turn rolls around at the series climax, he just gets an Evil Makeover - red eyes, gothic eyeliner, and purple lipstick.
  • Break the Haughty: The first half of Episode 12.
  • Cape Swish: He loves these. So much does he love them that, on several occasions while he's in his school uniform, he seems to swish an invisible cape. His cape is also cape-able (er) of assuming dramatic swooshy poses while he is standing still, as at a climactic moment in episode 11.
  • Childhood Friends: With Atsushi. He's also his Evil Former Friend. Their friendship is rekindled at the end of season 1.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Gold. He also often gets lavender.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Towards Zundar in the manga.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He absolutely despises curry. It's because Atsushi once unwittingly snubbed him by going to a restaurant that was having a curry special instead of walking home from school with him, not to mention that Atsushi went with En instead of him.
  • The Dragon: To Zundar - or so we're led to believe....
  • Evil Laugh: He's a worrying boy. Thankfully he gets better after he and Atsushi make up at the end of season 1.
  • Evil Makeover: Dark Aurite.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: With Arima. They met as children, but when they meet again in high school, Kinshiro doesn't give any indication of remembering him. It's implied to be an act though.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Subverted. He does go all wide-eyed and pretty in the last episode of season 1, but despite staying on the side of the angels, quite literally, his eyes go right back to normal again once the moment passes.
  • The Heavy: While Zundar is the Big Bad in season 1, at least until Hireashi shows up, we rarely see him. Kinshiro does all the dirty work, has a far larger chunk of the plot, and is a far better part for a voice actor.
  • Image Song: "Never Know".
  • Knight Templar: Thinks the world deserves rule by a tiny master race for its own good - namely, him, Arima and Akoya. As of the end of season 1, this is no longer the case.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: There's no sign that he has any friends apart from Atsushi, which is why losing him hits him so hard. By the point of the series, he doesn't dream of allowing himself friends despite still being painfully lonely. Until the end of season 1.
  • Love Redeems: The second half of Episode 12, at Atsushi's hands.
  • Luminescent Blush:
    • Gets one in episode 12.
    • In the last episode of Season 2, he turns bright pink when En and the second-years compare his fallout with Atsushi to a lovers' quarrel.
  • Make a Wish: With Atsushi, as children. It ends badly. For most of season 1 anyway.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: He magically dons some eyeshadow and lipstick when he powers up.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Putting it mildly. What should have been a minor fallout with Atsushi turned into his Start of Darkness.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: To Zundar, more or less.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Especially in the manga.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Episode 11.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: For most of the first series. It's clearer in the manga, especially Chapter 9.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Orite/Aurite. Also Kinshiro/Kinshirou - the series treats transliteration as a moveable feast.
  • Start of Darkness:
    • The apparent failure of his childhood wish, to stay friends with Atsushi forever. The finale reveals that, technically, it never failed at all.
    • It gets worse, when episodes 4 and 11 reveal that while Kinshiro viewed the wish as a sacred oath, Atsushi doesn't even remember it.
  • Student Council President: For Binan High.
  • The Smart Guy: Averted. While he's top of the class and not unobservant, this is neither his sort of smart nor his role in the group - just look at the "evil plans" he comes up with in the manga!
  • Tsundere: To Atsushi, made especially clear in the last episode of Season 1. Kinosaki even refers to him as such in the same episode.
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: And how. Though there are hints that he wasn't completely happy or stable back then either.
  • Verbal Tic: At his most megalomaniacal, he copies Zundar's "-dar!". More generally, he's easily the most stilted-sounding of the main cast. It pays off in the end, when he finally confronts Atsushi about their broken friendship, and all that pretentiousness falls away as he drops from ''watashi'' to ''boku'' and talks like an aggrieved boy instead of a book.
    • By the time we meet him again in season 2, he uses boku exclusively; he and Akoya are the only ones of the main cast to do so. Even Atsushi, who is very much the type, uses ore instead. Arima switches between ore and boku, depending on the medium.
  • Villainous Breakdown: So averted your head will spin, when instead of losing it completely after The Reveal, he quietly refuses to participate any longer.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He used to be friends with Atsushi, but something happened between them that broke them apart. Episode 11 reveals that it's because Atsushi went out to eat curry with En instead of going home with him one day. This led Kinshiro to hate both Atsushi and curry. However, as of the end of season 1, Atsushi and Kinshiro are friends again.
  • When She Smiles: He spends most of his time looking either pissed off or miserable. When he finally smiles genuinely in the last episode of Season 1 it's adorable.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: World domination? Check. White hair? Check. Subverted as of the end of season 1.

Ibushi Arima/Chevalier Argent
Voice actor: Jun Fukuyama
Stage actor: Yuu Imari

Kinshiro's right hand guy who understands the student council president's anguish better than anyone else.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Vice president.
  • All There in the Manual: His given name, Ibushi, is never mentioned at any point in the anime.
  • Bag of Holding / Rummage Fail: In the manga (chapter 6), Arima goes looking for a club application form in his uniform pockets, but in the process finds sweets, a small spade, a pot and a watering can, and what appear to be spooky figures!
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Mainly in the manga, where Kinshiro is a lot less competent. In the anime, it's because Kinshiro is just such a pain in the ass.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall / Medium Awareness: As part of his Hot-Blooded rant in the manga, Argent complains about how he has limited appearances in the anime. This comment is then lampshaded.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: To Kinshiro. Doesn't show up much in the anime, but in the manga Arima is clearly the most sensible of the three. In the game and the light novel, Kinshiro seems to genuinely respect him and to think of him as an irreplaceable right-hand man - he calls him a logistics genius at one point!
  • Color-Coded Characters: Silver. Occasionally he gets olive.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mainly in the manga when responding to Akoya's antics.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: As a child, he befriended Atsushi and Kinshiro, yet when he meets the latter again some ten years later, Kinshiro doesn't remember him. Possible subversion though as Atsushi (who does remember Arima) says that Kinshiro isn't one to forget such things.
  • The Generic Guy: Lampshaded, particularly in the final episode. When everyone else talks about what matters to them, Ibushi says he's not really sure.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Arima mediates between Akoya and Kinshiro, does everything they say (including getting snacks and tea for them), takes care of his plants and still manages his studies.
  • Image Song: "Butler's Philosophy".
  • Only Sane Man: For the Conquest Club. Kinshiro and Akoya are both into world domination for their own reasons, while Arima is only in it because Kinshiro finds joy in it. He spends most of his time mitigating the excesses of the other two.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Argent gets hit by a Hot-Blooded monster's beam (manga chapter 7) and becomes Hot-Blooded himself. He snaps out of it at the end of the chapter.
  • Undying Loyalty: There seems to be little or nothing he won't do to make Kinshiro happy.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's so squicked out by snails he can't even say the word (in the manga) and refuses to come back to the student council room when he finds one in a plant. He's a bit more capable of facing snails in the anime, but is still clearly disgusted at the fact Zundar enjoys eating them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's debated by the fanbase precisely whether it's brown or green but if it's green it falls to this trope.

Akoya Gero/Chevalier Perlite
Voice actor: Takuma Terashima
Stage actor: Souta Kashiwagi

A noble guy who doesn't like Ryuu for some reason.

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Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

A green hedgehog from a faraway planet who wants to Take Over the World. Or does he?

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     The VEPPer 

Akihiko/Melty Luna and Haruhiko/Salty Sol Beppu

Voiced by: Keisuke Koumoto (Akihiko), Yoshiki Murakami (Haruhiko)

A duo of Dark Magical Boys introduced in season 2. They're idol second-year transfer student twins. Haruhiko is the younger one with poor expression, while Akihiko is the elder, well-mannered one. Both have an abrasive personality. (Basically, wherever one smiles, the other is frowning.)

Tropes associated with them:

  • All the Other Reindeer: They were relentlessly bullied at Space School for being Earthlings and fans of Maximum Gorar. They were beaten up, doused with dirty water, and had their lockers and desks vandalized and filled with garbage.
  • Ambiguously Human: Episode 5 reveals that they watched the first season of Can I Destroy the Earth? when they were kids. The show didn't air on Earth. Later episodes clear it up: they are human, but spent most of their lives in Andromeda.
  • The Ace: They won the math, cooking, sewing and the physical strength competition on their first day of school and without breaking a sweat.
  • Affably Evil: Akihiko. He is just as nasty as his brother, but will politely smile while he tells you how much you suck.
  • Always Identical Twins: There are some subtle differences, such as some details in their uniforms (Akihiko wears a bow and frilly sleeves, while Haruhiko wears an ascot and cuffs) and faces (Akihiko has thin eyebrows, pink eyes, and his hair is parted to the left, while Haruhiko has thick eyebrows, red eyes, and his hair is parted to the right), but their overall designs are extremely similar.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Their VEPPer uniforms expose part of their stomachs.
  • Bondage Is Bad: After kidnapping Gora, Haru mentions he would like to tie Gora up while Aki would love to be slapped by Gora. They find each other's kinks weird.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Luna's Weapon of Choice is a mace shaped like one of his calligraphy brushes.
  • Celebrity Crush: They have been in love with Gora ever since he saved them as children from a crab monster attack.
  • Cry Cute: In the last episode of Season 2, they burst into tears when Gora finally recognizes them and tells them how much they have grown.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Shortly after they're introduced, most of the school's populace is absolutely enamoured with them. Quite a few of the boys attending the school instantly sign up to be VEPPer Apes (represented by the purple armband) after they arrive.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Their main reason for wanting to get rid of Yumoto once and for all? Haru and Aki are crushing on Goura and want to have him to themselves.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: They claim to hate their jobs and only their determination to reach Goura kept them going. That said, it's very clear that they love the attention they get from their fans (even if they do find it annoying at times) and are unamused about the Battle Lovers' popularity.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the last episode of the second season.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Most of their plans end it this way. The most hilarious example is when they command a newly created monster to destroy Christmas and minutes later ask Dadacha to get rid of it because they have been just invited by Gora to a Christmas party.
  • Idol Singer: Male versions, and they're supposedly famous enough to be known across the galaxy, hinting that they may not actually be from Earth.
  • Image Song: "Moon the Jealousy" for Akihiko, while Haruhiko gets "Sun the Festival". These songs are notable in that all of their other songs, the second season ending "You are a Distant Star of the First Magnitude" included, are done as duets.
  • Insult to Rocks: While watching the Battle Lovers fight with Time Stopper monster, Haruhiko says Battle Lovers are as slow as turtles. Akihiko responds by saying it is insulting...for the turtles.
  • Laughably Evil: Their plans have a tendency to blow up in their faces, like their plan to "get rid of the Defense Club once and for all" by sending them extremely spicy chocolates. No one except Yumoto actually ate them. Instead of being unable to fight as intended, Yumoto got even more hyperactive then usual, curb-stomped an army of chocolate monsters with a new move and ended up cuddling up everyone in his sight, INCLUDING Haru and Aki.
    • Especially when they exposed themselves to the Battle Lovers, they got ignored for a month & a half since they are not conquering the world.
  • Meaningful Name: Instead of the traditional kanji for "Akihiko" and "Haruhiko" (normally involving the kanji for the seasons "autumn/fall" and "spring" respectively), their names involve the kanji for "moon" and "sun" respectively, which better showcases their opposite-ness.
    • Continuing the theme of "hot spring location = surname", Beppu is a well-known Japanese location with hot springs.
  • New Transfer Student: They transfer into Binan High at the start of the second season.
  • Nice Hat: They wear mini hats as part of their magical boy outfits.
  • Pet the Dog: As rude as they usually are, they were genuinely concerned with the conflict between the Italian twins, Bernardo and Alan, and offered their help in fixing their relationship.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Pretty hard to conclude those big, pretty pink eyes aren't something you should be running a mile from.
  • School Idol: Both of them become hugely popular at school within a matter of hours. Their fans form a group called the "Beppu Apes".
  • Shear Menace: Sol's Weapon of Choice are a pair of giant scissors, a reference to his bonsai gardening hobby.
  • Theme Twin Naming: See Meaningful Name above.
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: "Luna" and "Sol" mean "Moon" and "Sun" is several romance languages, such as Latin and Spanish. As seen in their Meaningful Name entry above, their civilian names include the kanji for "moon" and "sun".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Possibly anything made by Yumoto's brother, Goura. In episode 2 they were infuriated Goura made rice balls for Yumoto while in episode 3 they were tempted to accept Yumoto's offer of sharing the minced chicken bento made by Gora, but ultimately decided to refuse. Their official profiles list rice balls as their all-time favorite, probably because it's what Maximum Gorar fed them after saving them from the Canned Crab Monster.
  • Transformation Name Announcement:
    Sol and Luna: The twin stars shining in the heavens!
    Sol: Salty Sol!
    Luna: Melty Luna!
    Sol and Luna: Galaxy Idols, The VEPPer!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A pale blue that is almost white.


Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

Introduced in season 2. Comes from the same planet as Zundar. Currently works as the Beppu twins' manager. The younger brother of Zundar, last season's villain.

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Mr. Tawarayama

Voiced by: Mugihito

A teacher at Binan High School that serves as advisor for the Defense Club. After Wombat accidentally knocked him down a flight of stairs, Mr. Tawarayama became a corpse that Wombat uses to keep a low profile.

Tropes associated with him:

  • All There in the Manual: His given name, Mangan, is never mentioned at any point in the anime.
  • Back from the Dead: Episode 7 has him spring back to life during the test of courage after falling from a cliff. Subverted by the end of the episode, as the Defense Club promptly knock him back out again, thinking he was one of the Chevaliers' monsters.
  • Butt-Monkey: Big time.
  • Dead All Along: After episode 1's talk about his failing health, episode 2 reveals that he's been dead since his first appearance on the show.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: Wombat uses his lifeless body to keep close to the Defense Club.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Despite his corpse-like behavior (up to and including growing mold and rigor mortis), Wombat claims he's only in a vegetable-like state thanks to space technology. Episode 12 revealed he was lying.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The Stinger for episode 12 reveals a member of Wombat's species revived him after the events of the finale. Season 2, however, reveals that the "life" Wombat's people gave him just fell right back out again. However, the OVA reveals the second attempt succeeded and he is now feeling youthful with a healthy blush on his cheeks.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: After a while, the Defense Club comes to see his dead body as more of a nuisance than anything.

Gora Hakone

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

Yumoto's older brother who works at the Kurotamayu.

Tropes associated with him:

  • An Axe to Grind: That axe isn't just used to chop wood. He used it as his Weapon of Choice back when he was a Battle Lover, and he uses it against the current Battle Lovers when the Zundar Needles turn him into a Wood-Chopping Monster.
  • Ascended Extra: He gets more focus in season two despite never appearing in the intro, mainly due to the Beppu twins' obsession with him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He has a very strong one towards Yumoto, especially if Yumoto's sick.
  • Bishōnen Line: Unlike the other monsters (except for the Bishōnen Monster), Gora keeps his form after being pierced by the Zundar Needles. He's also the most powerful monster the Battle Lovers fight.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Zundar in the final episode.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He is every bit as spacey as Yumoto himself.
  • Designated Villain: As Maximum Gorar in CIDE Season 1 for the intergalactic broadcast due to manipulative dubbing.
  • Hunk: He's tall and muscular with a deep voice and noticeable physical strength. Highlighted in Episode 12.
  • Image Song: With Yumoto in "Oh my An-chan!!", although he doesn't do any actual singing in it. He does rap in his duet with Yumoto, "Brother Lover Rapper", though.
  • Magical Girl: He used to be a Battle Lover, thus making him a former Magical Boy.
  • Meaningful Name: One of the kanji in his name means "strong". Most of Gora's appearances have him showing off his strength by cutting wood. (Weirdly enough, the same kanji can also mean "energetic", which is more his brother's thing.)
  • Mukokuseki: (Supposedly) Japanese and has orange-ish hair.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Gora plays this role to Yumoto. He loves his brother unconditionally, goes to great lengths to protect him when he's in trouble and the Big Bad turns him into an Elite Mook in order to destroy the Battle Lovers.
  • Not So Stoic: In most of Gora's appearances, he's pretty calm and tough looking, but when Yumoto gets sick he loses it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Heavily implied. We never see or hear anything about his parents in season one, despite their family-owned bathhouse being one of the main settings. Yumoto even claims he's next in line to inherit the bathhouse, suggesting that it's already in Gora's possession.
    • Season 2 reveals that their parents have been "away on an onsen tour" for all of Yumoto's life. En-chan immediately calls this out as suspect.
  • Plucky Boy: Remained a pleasant individual despite having to raise his brother by himself, manage the family business, and save the world.
  • Precursor Hero: He used to be a Battle Lover called Maximum Gorar.
  • Promoted to Parent: He makes Yumoto's school lunches and he is shown to be extremely protective of him. Yumoto quotes his advice often and dreams of being a man like him someday. In season two we learn that he helped Yumoto brush his teeth and comb his hair when they were younger.
  • Running Gag: His constant wood-chopping scenes. The characters later point out that doing this is pointless, since the Kurotamayu runs on a natural hot spring and it doesn't need wood to keep it going. At one point in season 2, Goura abandons his woodchopping because he was kidnapped by VEP Per and the Defense Club follow the trace of blood he left behind on a small piece of wood.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's absolutely clueless that Haru and Aki adore him to the point of obsession. Even after they almost confessed to him. TWICE.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Goura/Gora.
  • Vague Age: He's old enough to have a job, be described as a man, and live alone with his high school-aged brother, but that's all we get. The fanbook reveals that he's 24 years old.

Press Society

Kinosaki voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo
Tazawa voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi
Hireashi voiced by: Hiroshi Ohtake

A duo, consisting of Kou Kinosaki and Masuya Tazawa, who poke their noses into the affairs of the Defense Club in episode 5 and then show up occasionally afterwards.

Tropes associated with them:

  • All There in the Manual: Downplayed example with Tazawa's first name (it borders Freeze-Frame Bonus territory, in fact) - it's in the show, but it's only in the ending credits.
  • Benevolent Boss: Lord Hireashi (the fish) is surprisingly understanding as an evil boss. Even though Zundar has failed a number of times, Lord Hireashi isn't even annoyed - he just mentions that some planets are tougher to conquer than the others. Makes sense when you find out they're doing it as a reality show and not for military purposes; entertainment is more important than success.
  • Big Bad: The club's pet fish is actually Zundar's superior.
  • Camera Fiend: Tazawa.
  • Conflict Killer: Hireashi becomes this to the Battle Lovers and the Caerula Adamas, when Gora forces him to reveal the truth of the Immoral Reality Show.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 2, they only appear in the second episode.
  • Leitmotif: There's a jazz theme that plays whenever the fish appears.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: The brought-into-2015 equivalents, although Kinosaki is probably the better example of the two.
  • The Silent Bob: Tazawa, who gets more pictures on his camera than lines in his debut episode.
  • Smarmy Host: Kinosaki, for Hireashi and Zundar's reality show.
  • Team Pet: Their goldfish which appears at the beginning of every scene set in the Press Society room. It turns out that the fish is actually the Press Society's and Zundar's boss.

The Shopkeeper

A mysterious shopkeeper from episode 7.

    Monsters of the Week (Season 1) 
People who have strong negative feelings that get turned into monsters by Zundar whom the heroes have to defeat through showing them The Power of Love. They have Punny Names in Japanese and are voiced by guest VAs.

Kazutake Chiku/the Chikuwabu Monster (ep 1):

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

An extremely average boy who is angry that people overlook him in favor of more exciting people (or "oden ingredients", in the context of the Space Whale Aesop).

Wario Hashida/Chopsticks Monster (ep 2):

A boy who hates asymmetry and odd numbers, he loses it over not being able to break his disposable chopsticks evenly.

Moteo Kurotori/the Black Swan Monster (ep 3):

Voiced by: Koji Yusa

A ballet advisor (with nobody in his ballet club) who loses it over people not thinking he's the prettiest boy in the school. Turns into a black swan monster with the power to make everybody love him.

Oyaji Igarao/the Bishōnen Monster (ep 4):

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi

A high school student with the face of an old man who gets sick of people thinking he's old. He becomes a beautiful young man with the power to make everyone else younger as well, which he uses to turn our heroes into children who can't fight back.

Sousa Enkaku/the Remote Control Monster (ep 5):

Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi

A boy with an overly controlling father who desires to be the one controlling others for once.

  • Control Freak: His father is one, which leads him to become one himself when he turns into a monster so he can be the one holding power over others for once.
  • People Puppets: As the Remote Control Monster, he can control other people's bodies.

Ichiban Itsumo/the Screw Tank Monster (ep 6):

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

An extremely smart boy who talks in a low Creepy Monotone and is furious that Io beats his test scores. The other students think he has a screw loose, so he becomes a screw tank monster.

  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Deep down, this is what he really wants.
  • Meaningful Name: All characters that turn into monsters have this to some extent, but his is the most obvious: when read in Japanese order (Itsumo Ichiban), his name literally means "always number one".
  • Thinking Out Loud: Done by him, then lampshaded by people talking about him nearby.
  • Unknown Rival: To Io, when it comes to grades.

Shou Komi/the Kotatsu Monster (ep 8):

A shut-in who lives above his dad's convenience store, who becomes convinced after spending too much time on the internet that friendship is worthless. His monster form has the power to make people argue with their friends - the stronger the friendship, the worse the argument is.

  • Hate Plague: His power as a monster which is caused by the beams that he shoots.
  • Hikikomori: Stopped going to school during his second semester and now spends all day in his room hiding under his kotatsu. He grows out of this after being defeated.

Uriya Makuwa/the Musk-Melon Monster (ep 9):

An extremely self-conscious student who drives people away by constantly worrying what they think about him to the point that he can't focus on anything else.

  • I Just Want to Be Special: Is very upset upon finding out that the Defense Club solved his riddles by looking them up on the internet, and when they say they don't really like melons all that much.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Done by him, then lampshaded by people murmuring about him behind his back and getting away from him.

Rui Megawa/the Glasses Monster (ep 10)

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga

A friend of Yumoto's, and the manager of the baseball team. He acts cute and pleasant, but inwardly he takes great pride in his cuteness and feels threatened when someone cuter than him shows up.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Yumoto calls him "Megawacchi".
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: A gender-inverted version of this character type, since this is an all-boys school. He does all the usual duties of a manager, and is outwardly friendly and sweet, though inwardly he's quite proud of the "cute" part of this trope.
  • Eye Beams: He can shoot fire from his eyes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: When Yumoto undergoes a personality change that suddenly makes him so endearing that the various sports clubs ask him to be their manager, he becomes very jealous, which makes him a prime target for the Conquest Club.
  • Meaningful Name: Similar to Itsumo, his name (in Japanese order) tells you he has bad eyesight. He wears glasses.
  • Meganekko: He tries to give off that image, and considers himself just as cute as any "glasses-girl character".

    Monsters of the Week (Season 2) 
People who are overcome with jealously and are turned into monsters by the VEPPer. The heroes have to defeat through showing them The Power of Love. Most of them have Punny Names in Japanese and are voiced by guest VAs.

Tomaru Tokiwa/Hourglass Monster (ep 1)

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

A boy who wishes time would stop because he is tired of being the oldest student in his class.

  • Dishing Out Dirt: He's a sand clock, so he can throw sand at his foes.
  • Insistent Terminology: He is not the Hourglass Monster, he is Time Stopper!
  • Palette Swap: Tomaru is one of Chiku, the Chikuwabu Monster from season 1. They even share the same voice actor! Takamatsu said this only happened because he realized it when it was too late.

Ouso Tsukuna/Tofu Monster (ep 2)

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

A pathological liar. He is the first one to meet Aki and Haru, and instantly becomes their biggest fan.

  • Big Beautiful Man: He sees himself as one, claiming that he is So Beautiful, It's a Curse. The other students are completely indifferent to his looks.
  • Blatant Lies: The stuff he makes up to impress his classmates is obviously false (eg him having ten pet lions and 20 TVs at home).
  • Crying Wolf: Due to his constant lies, nobody at school believes him when he describes his first meeting with the Beppu twins.

Tagaru Katari/Mic Monster (ep 3)

The president (and only member) of Binan High School's Speaking Poets Society.

Alan Salvatore/Chest Hair Monster (ep 4)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

An Italian transfer student who is jealous of his twin brother's chest hair.

Kuroshiro Kumano/Panda Monster (ep 6)

A shy boy who wonders how it feels to be a beloved idol.

  • Cuteness Proximity: His main "attack" as the Panda Monster consists of acting so adorable that everyone melts in his presence. The Battle Lovers don't fall for it.
  • Dung Fu: He attacks the Battle Lovers by throwing them his poop. Don't worry, it's mostly undigested bamboo.
  • Make My Monster Grow: He absorbs Scarlet, Cerulean, and Epinard's attacks and grows bigger and stronger from them.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: Kuroshiro wants to know how it feels to be loved, so the twins turn him into something everybody adores: a chubby panda bear.

Kazuto Hijiriya/Red-Nosed Reindeer Monster (ep 7)

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

A classmate of Yumoto's. He hates spending Christmas Eve working on his father's ramen shop instead of partying like everyone else.

  • How the Character Stole Christmas: His goal as a monster is to get rid of Christmas forever.
  • Embarrassing Animal Suit: Hijiriya's father makes him dress up as a reindeer for the Christmas Eve deliveries, which doesn't improve his opinion on the holidays one bit.
  • The Grinch: He doesn't have a girlfriend and his friends aren't the partying type, so he usually spends the holidays alone or delivering food to other people's Christmas parties. So yeah, he isn't exactly fond of Christmas.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Gora and Yumoto convince him to join their Christmas party, and he ends up having so much fun that he purifies himself.
  • Youthful Freckles: He is taller and looks more mature than his classmates (eg Yumoto, Megawacchi, the triplets), so he gets freckles to show that he is only a first year.

Makoto Jinzou/Snowman Monster (ep 8)

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae

A 23-year-old who keeps failing his university entrance exams.

  • Art Attacker: His main weapon is a paintbrush. Everything he paints over gets covered in snow.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The poor thing wouldn't hurt a fly even if he tried. All his attempts at destroying the Defense Club end up making their day more fun.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: As a human, his glasses are normal, but after turning into a monster, they become the classic opaque lenses with spirals drawn on them.
  • Suicide as Comedy: After his many failures at making the Battle Lovers fight him, he feels dishonored and tries to commit seppuku.
  • Weather Manipulation: As a winter-themed monster, he can create blizzards, hail, and snowstorms.

Chocolate Monsters/Beppu Apes (ep 9)

These Beppu Apes (followers of Akihiko and Haruhiko) haven't received chocolate for Valentine's Day at all, so they ended up turned into monsters.

  • Instant Fan Club: They become one for Scarlet after they see him being overly hyperactive. They even go to the extent of calling him a "red angel".

Entarou Meguriya/Carousel Monster (ep 10)

Voiced by:Daisuke Hirakawa

A monster that claims to have 32 pages of detailed backstory. Notably the first monster to have any CGI on him whatsoever.

Pencil Sharpener Monster (ep 11)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

Seen on the Beppus' TV as part of CIDE 1.

Crab/Can Monster

Voiced by: Sho Hayami

A monster partially responsible for the Beppus' childhood trauma. Goura saved them.

  • Expy: Is one to a Kamen Rider monster called the Kanibubbler, hence the one large claw.


     Game Exclusive Characters 


A Featureless Protagonist who has to disguise herself as a boy and attend Binan High for reasons only a Lovracelet can give. Can get into either the Defense Club or the student council, although on the Hara and Sakegaki routes it would be assumed she joins the Defense Club.

Tropes associated with her:

  • A-Cup Angst: When the guys suggest she wears Yumoto's spare uniform so she can attend their school.
    Protagonist: Wow, it fits perfectly.
    En: Yeah, it's a good thing that you're not well endow—ugh!
  • Always Female: Since this is an otome game aimed at fans of the anime and most of those fans are female, this is the only gender you can play as.
  • Baleful Polymorph: During the Hara and Sakegaki route.
  • Bifauxnen: Which is why she can pull off her disguise.
  • Megane: She uses Atsushi's spare glasses (red frames, in comparison to Atsushi's brown frames) as part of a disguise.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Quite possibly the first, and only, female character in any incarnation of Cute High to have a prominent role.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: In the student council route.

Scissors Monster

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Tokio-sensei/Clock Monster

The school counselor.

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Kurou Hara

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono

The school physician who has his own game storyline, in which he (mostly) interacts with En and Atsushi. He's kind to the students but after the protagonist gets turned into a cat and he has to take care of her, he treats her harshly.

Tropes associated with him:

Tarou Nekoma/Beckoning Cat Monster

Exclusive to the Hara and Sakegaki routes.

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Raito Sakegaki

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki

A guy who works at the canteen. He has his own game storyline, in which he (mostly) interacts with Ryuu, Yumoto and Io.

Tropes associated with him:

  • Color-Coded Characters: Oddly enough, Gora is normally denoted as orange and yet the game has orange as Raito's signature color. The oddness is justified in that Gora is not romanceable.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He does not like salmon.
  • Mukokuseki: A similar instance to Gora.
  • Nice Guy: Unlike Hara, he is always kind.
  • The Cameo: Appears in the background of season 2 episode 3 for a split-second.

Rock Keshibu

Voiced by: Jun Fukushima

Exclusive to the puzzle game. A first year at Binan High in the puzzle club. He has blue highlights in his actual hair, so he wears a black wig at school to disguise them.


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