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    Shunsuke Akagi 

Shunsuke Akagi

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), Joey Hood (English)
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  • Ascended Fanboy: He's wanted to pilot a Humongous Mecha his entire life, to the point of taking an otherwise useless college course to learn how to do it and spending years in a dead-end job just to be around the only one in existence.
  • Honor Before Reason: Akagi insists on using Dai-Guard at every opportunity and refuses to accept that sacrifices must be made. Shirota hates this, but it usually works out anyway.
    • And by "works out," we mean nobody dies. Dai-Guard frequently ends up getting beat to hell and back.
    • This tendency is lampshaded in one episode where Akagi doesn't want to destroy a Heterodyne that is sitting quietly and not hurting anyone. Everyone is pretty surprised.
  • Hot-Blooded: The boy refuses to realize that he's in a Real Robot Genre show. It all works to his advantage, though.
  • Indy Ploy: This is all Akagi does, much to the horror and annoyance of his coworkers.
  • No Indoor Voice: To the point of misunderstanding the correct manner of using a TV mic with deafening consequences.
  • Power Trio: With Ibuki and Aoyama.
  • Ship Tease: Akagi had this with Ibuki but has much more teasing with Ooyama, the final shots of the cast in the final episode even has the two of them standing rather close together as Dai-Guard is repaired.
  • Theme Naming: Akagi means "red" in Japanese.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In one episode a guy steals Akagi's section of Dai-Guard and tries to attack the Heterodyne, under the impression that it had weapons of its own like in typical Combining Mecha shows. It doesn't, and it has a very limited supply of fuel, so Akagi has to talk him out of it.

    Ibuki Momoi 

Ibuki Momoi

Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (Japanese), Lana Lesley (English)
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  • Daddy's Girl: Ibuki used to be one until her father died in the first Heterodyne attack. When she realizes her biological father only studied the Heterodyne For Science!, she has a Heroic BSoD in the very next battle. When she realizes her stepfather's heroism is real, she's one all over again.
  • Heroic BSoD: After she learns the truth about her father.
  • Power Trio: With Akagi and Aoyama.
  • Ship Tease: Akagi had this with Ibuki but has much more teasing with Ooyama, the final shots of the cast in the final episode even has the two of them standing rather close together as Dai-Guard is repaired. Nakahara and Aoyama would also count, except that the tease only applies to Aoyama, Nakahara's feelings are made quite blatant later on.
  • Theme Naming: Momoi means "pink" in Japanese.
  • Very Special Episode: When Ibuki finds out the truth about her father.
  • You're Insane!: Ibuki and Aoyama tend to get really pissed at Akagi's repeated use of the Indy Ploy.
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    Keiichiro Aoyama 

Keiichiro Aoyama

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Steve Metz (English)
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  • Brilliant, but Lazy: In a way, his laziness is his brilliance. He's an expert at the finding the fastest and most efficient way to accomplish things, which (with the proper training) makes him an natural at engineering for Dai-Guard.
  • Handsome Lech: Though his flirting always seems to have a business purpose behind it. Then, when the office suspects he has a girlfriend because he's always talking on the phone and disappearing, it turns out it's his mom, who's in the hospital.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It takes Aoyama a long time to get used to piloting Dai-Guard; in episode 3 he quits the company, and in one pre-episode recap, he asks the viewer if they want to fly a giant robot.
  • Official Couple: He starts a relationship with Nakahara toward the end of the series.
  • Only Sane Man: In one of the early introduction episodes, Aoyama remarks on Akagi and Ibuki's unstable nature and heroic tendencies and declares, "I am the only sane person on this robot, and there's nothing I can do about it, except hang on and enjoy the ride."
  • Power Trio: With Akagi and Ibuki.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Theme Naming: Aoyama means "blue" in Japanese.
  • You're Insane!: Ibuki and Aoyama tend to get really pissed at Akagi's repeated use of the Indy Ploy.

    Shiro Shirota 

Shirou Shirota

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese), Mick D'Arcy (English)
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    President Ookouchi 

President Ookouchi

Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese), Bill Wise (English)
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  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's the guy who authorized using O.E. weaponry against the heterodyne all those years ago.

    Haruo Oosugi 

Haruo Oosugi

Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (Japanese), Edwin Neal (English)
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    Shinyu Yokozawa 

Shinyu Yokozawa

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Dan Dietz (English)
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    Noriko Ooyama 

Noriko Ooyama

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Christa Kimilicko-Jones (English)
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  • Cool Big Sis: Ooyama is specifically called out in this role during the Recap Episode.
  • Wet Blanket Wife: While she isn't his wife or even girlfriend, she is often concerned about the well being of Akagi, and often nags him about his work and health.

    Chiaki Nakahara 

Chiaki Nakahara

Voiced by: Marina Ono (Japanese), Shaneye Ferrell (English)
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    Fuuka Tanigawa 

Fuuka Tanigawa

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese), Larissa Wolcott (English)
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  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Genki Girl
  • Hot Springs Episode: Subverted. Tanigawa and Ijuuen visit one just in time to be interrupted by a giant balloon Heterodyne, but little skin is shown and in Tanigawa's words, they had "separate rooms and boring conversations".

    Shizuku Irie 

Shizuku Irie

Voiced by: Rumi Kasahara (Japanese), Lane West (English)
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    Tomoyushi Ishizuka 

Tomoyushi Ishizuka

Voiced by: Shoji Izumi (Japanese), Micheal D'Alonzo (English)
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    Tomorou Taguchi 

Tomorou Taguchi

Voiced by: Makoto Higo (Japanese), Michael Kranes (English)
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    Hirotaka Ijyuuin 

Hirotaka Ijyuuin

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Corey M. Gagne (English)
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  • Hot Springs Episode: Subverted. Tanigawa and Ijuuen visit one just in time to be interrupted by a giant balloon Heterodyne, but little skin is shown and in Tanigawa's words, they had "separate rooms and boring conversations".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Easily the most cynical and selfish of the three large gentlemen, but he still supports Dai-Guard and its mission.

    Younei Sumida 

Younei Sumida

Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (Japanese), Martin Burke (English)
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  • Age-Gap Romance: He's got (one-sided?) feelings for Domeki, who's eight years his junior. He's rather embarrassed about it.
  • The Engineer: The head of Dai-Guard's ground crew, who oversees the repair and maintenance of the robot.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell for Domeki as soon as he saw her.

    Rika Domeki 

Rika Domeki

Voiced by: Mayumi Shintani (Japanese), Jennifer Haley (English)
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  • All Take and No Give: Her "relationship" with Sumida mostly consists of her taking advantage of the fact that she has a trained engineer at her beck and call.
  • Didn't Think This Through: She has a company create a weapon for Dai-Guard, but didn't realize she needed to make a proper contract with them, allowing the military to buy it for their giant robot. She more savvy after this.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She doesn't make the gadgets, though, she just designs (and programs) them.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle.
  • Meganekko
  • No Social Skills: She means well, and she's generally nice enough in person but she doesn't seem to understand social interaction, and doesn't seem to notice or care when she screws up. "Oh, you think your Dad's a hero? Well, I'd hate for you to labor under a false impression! Let me help you with that. Whoops. Well, that's to be expected. You'll get over it."
  • Ramen Slurp: Domeki usually does this while hunched over in her Hacker Cave, analyzing the newest Heterodyne or designing parts for Dai-Guard.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • Teen Genius: She's only 17 and is the head of the Technology Division, and the company's resident scientist.
  • WomanChild: She acts about her half her age when she isn't discussing technical things, as seen when she pleads with Sumida to upgrade her equipment like a spoiled child.

    Toru Saeki 

Toru Saeki

Voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura (Japanese), Robert Newell (English)
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