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Tohka Yatogami(夜刀神 十香)

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English)

Code name: "Princess" / "Dea"

Angel: Sandalphon (Throne)

Astral Dress: Adonai Melek
"You were there for me, you saved me, much like how today, you asked me out on a date and showed me how nice this world is."

The first Spirit that Shido encounters. Shido named her Tohka after the date of their first meeting (April 10), with one kanji being different. Reine later added the Yatogami surname. Shido seals her powers at the end of Volume 1, and she is allowed to attend the same school as him.

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     Traits that apply to both incarnations 
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: When she first met Shido, she was initially hostile to him and refused all of his attempts at communication, thanks to the AST's attacks on her. Inverse Tohka fits the trope even more, due to her arrogant, hostile demeanor.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Her natural and inverse forms have separate memories. Inverse Tohka doesn’t recognize Shido or the name he gave her, while Tohka has no idea what happened afterwards.
  • Battle Ballgown: Her Astral Dress. Easy to see where the "Princess" Code Name came from. Comes with Shoulders of Doom instead of Giant Poofy Sleeves. Her Inverse form as well, although it's a bit more see-through.
  • BFS: Her Angel, Sandalphon, is a massive broadsword which emerges from a throne. By fusing the throne with the sword, she can transform Sandalphon into the Final Sword, Halvanhelev, which is an even bigger blade with gold and black etchings and red Tron Lines. Her Superpowered Evil Side wields a dark version of Sandalphon, called Nehemah, and can similarly reform her blade into the Final Sword, Paverschlev.
  • Back from the Dead: Mio's will influences the world to resurrect Tohka by the end of Volume 22.
  • Boobs of Steel: With her large endowments and swordsmanship skills, Tohka fits this trope to a T.
  • Came Back Strong: After Mio seemingly kills her in Volume 18, she comes back able to draw from the powers of all the other Spirits (including Mio herself) to actually put up a fight this time... but then Mio simply uses her third angel Ain to wipe Tohka from existence.
  • Contralto of Danger: She had a relatively low voice pitch (courtesy of Marina Inoue and Michelle Rojas in the anime) when Shido first encountered her while she was fighting the AST (lower than the rest of the Spirits, in fact). This changes once she is sealed, though, and her tone becomes lighter. It goes down again when she enters her Inverse Form until she begins remembering Shido.
  • Cool Board: Sandalphon’s throne can be converted into one, which she used to help Shido reach Yoshino.
  • Cool Chair: Her Angel's scabbard is a throne, of all things. It can combine with her BFS for her Finishing Move.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her hair and eyes are both purple.
  • Dual Wielding: In her Full Form, she gets a secondary Angel called Shekinah, which, like her own Angel Sandalphon, is a broadsword. Her Fusion Dance with Tenka allows her to wield the latter’s Nahemah along with Sandalphon.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Briefly sports these prior to going over the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Dumb Muscle: Ratatoskr's confidential files on Spirits' data put her physical prowess at the very top of the list, while setting her intelligence as low as it goes, though this could be reference to Tohka being a Fish out of Water with airheaded tendencies. Funnily enough, this is also the only stat that remains virtually unchanged in her Inverse Form's analysis (it goes up by just 1), despite trading defence for even greater speed and attack power.
  • Fish out of Water: She thought the world was an uninhabited wasteland only populated by flying mecha troops that would ineffectually try to kill her. Nine months later and she's still missing some parts of being human, though she's getting a handle on that love thing.
  • Forced to Watch: Westcott orders Ellen to kill Shido while Tohka watches from behind a barrier. This is what makes her snap and assume Inverse Form.
  • Fusion Dance: Tohka and Tenka merge together to take on Mio's defense system in Volume 20.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her dress, hair and eye are predominantly purple, and she's a bonafide Lady of War in battle, despite being a ditz everywhere else.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: The novels describe her hair as “night-colored”, but its actual depiction ranged from black with a purplish hue to straight-up purple.
  • Idiot Heroine: One of the most prominent Spirits in the story, and one of the strongest fighters. Her airhead personality is a frequent basis for lighthearted moments.
  • Lady of War: Her Astral Dress is an elegant Battle Ballgown and she swings Sandalphon with exceptional grace, hence the codename "Princess".
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The most extreme case among the Spirits as she had next to no memories, not even having a name like the others do. This creates a lot of Fish out of Water for her. This comes back in Inverse Form, except she has no problem with not remembering anything. When snapped out of it, she has no memory of what just happened. Subverted for her Inverse Form in Volume 15, as despite Mukuro locking everyone's memories of him away, Inverse Tohka shockingly remembers him and seems to have her own memories unique to her.
  • Never Given a Name: She is only referred to as "Princess" until Shido gives her a name, and she has no memories indicating she ever had an original name instead appearing to have had none before Shido gifted her with one. He later names her inverse form Tenka.
  • Non-Elemental: Unlike other Spirits, she is not associated with a particular element. Instead, she controls Mana itself. Although considering her spirit mana tends to rip the ground apart if her emotional state gets unstable and Sandalphon's throne rises from it, she may indirectly have some Dishing Out Dirt abilities in the form of seismic waves.
  • Pure Magic Being: While the other Spirits were once humans who received Sephira Crystals, Tohka was born directly from her own, hence why she was originally nameless.
  • Purple Is Powerful: In line with her overall colouring theme and the implications behind it, she's one of the strongest Spirits in the story.
  • Rank Inflation: Her threat level as a Spirit is stated to be AAA-class, higher than Yoshino and Miku, who are B-class and A-class respectively. Her Inverse Form clocks in at SS-class, the highest threat level seen so far, surpassing Kurumi's S-class. Only Metatron is able to evenly match her in terms of Spirit mana during their rematch in volume 10, both normal and Inverse.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's about thigh-length.
  • Red Baron: Her Angel Sandalphon has one, as "Throne of Annihilation". As does her Demon King Nahemah, dubbed "Tyrant Ruler"
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • Goes ballistic when she think Origami kills Shido. She references it when convincing Origami that she understands how the latter must feel about the Spirit "Efreet" presumably being the culprit behind her parents' death, and asks if Origami is really willing to make Shido to feel the same way by killing his sister in front of him.
    • Her Inverse form has one toward Shido in Volume 15 for "humiliating" her with the kiss that sealed her back in Volume 7. Origami manages her talk her into subjecting Shido to the same "humiliation" instead of just killing him outright, and she ultimately just lets herself get sealed again when given the chance to do the latter.
  • Spanner in the Works: She's been either directly or indirectly involved in being able to help Shido seal the other Spirits.
    • She used Sandalphon's throne to help Shido reach Yoshino.
    • While she wasn't sealed, she helped Shido's resolve to try and save her by telling him why she and Kurumi were Not So Different and how he changed her for the better.
    • She distracted Origami long enough to give Shido the chance to seal Kotori by giving her an Armor-Piercing Question.
    • She showed Shido how to use Sandalphon to get the Yamai sisters to stop fighting and listen to him.
    • Shido's determination to rescue her and his consequent defending of Miku showed her Shido truly meant his promise that she'd protect her.
    • When Natsumi tried to flee disguised as Kotori and then tried getting the others to admit she was ugly when running into them, Tohka, one of the first two she ran into, ends up telling her she doesn't think that which ends up later convincing Natsumi to help stop the falling satellites.
    • In the new timeline, Tohka feels something is missing since she didn't meet Origami like in the old timeline. Her constant off feelings causes her to be the first to react when Inverse Origami rampages, and helps Shido get close enough to reach her.
    • When Nia's dying due to her Qlipha being ripped out, she noticed she still had some spirit power and told everyone, letting Shido know how to save her.
    • Inverse Tohka got into a fight with Mukuro, and in the process Mukuro nearly killed Shido and began to inverse, but Inverse Tohka helps him get close enough to seal Mukuro.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The first partial part of her given name is a unique case, which is possibly why an "h" is often used in kana/romaji since it's actually meant to be written as "Tooka" with a long "o" vowel instead of a "u" after the "o" in most similar examples. The Date A Live Crossover Campaign of the mobile game Memoria Freese however spells it "Touka".
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Typically clad in purple, is a supernatural being called a Spirit, and nearly all of her abilities leave purple trails in their wake. The theme is taken a bit darker in her Inverse Form.
  • Sword Beam: Her main form of attack as a Spirit. Becomes even more impressive when she uses her Angel for her Finishing Move Halvanhelev. Her Inverse Form take it Up to Eleven when a single slash from her Finishing Move Paverschlev creates a Sword Beam so powerful that it not only wipes out most Kurumi clones and Bandersnatch drones fighting in the vicinity, but also cleaves a very large portion of Tenguu City.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are purple with a small hint of gold. The novels call them “crystalline”.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Due to the Spirits' powers disappearing after Mio's death, as Tohka is a pure spirit made from spirit power instead of a human who became one.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A for her school uniform. She also wears this under her Astral Dress. More noticeable on her Inverse Form's semi-transparent Astral Dress.

     Traits that apply to normal Tohka 
  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable: She tends to mispronounce words with long vowels. This includes Shido's name, which is written in katakana (usually reserved for foreign words). Tenka also says his name this way the one time she actually doesn't just call him "human".
  • Adorkable: Her sincerity and her innocence are very endearing.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: She enjoys it when Shido pats her on the head. To a degree where she gets jealous when Shido pets others on the head and not her.
  • All Your Powers Combined: She gets her Full Form by absorbing power from the other Spirits, her new astral dress even shares traits from the Spirits who's powers she absorbed.
  • Badass in Distress: Gets captured by the DEM at the end of volume 6, and volume 7 is dedicated to Shido trying to rescue her. He does, but not before Tohka's Inverse Form nearly kills everyone there.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Shido manages to survive against Tohka early on because he was the first person that didn't want to shoot her. Later on, this becomes the reason she changes into who she is now, and then later what makes her fall in love with him.
  • Berserker Tears: During her Roaring Rampage of Revenge toward Origami when the latter appeared to have killed Shido at the end of their first date.
  • Bifauxnen: Prior to the school trip to the beach, Tohka tries to pass as a boy in order to be with Shido. She tucks most of heir hair in a ponytail, puts on the male uniform, and starts using masculine pronouns such as "ore" (she also renames herself "Tohru" in the novels). Origami approves, but claims that Shido should dress as a girl instead to rebalance things.
  • Big Breast Pride: Downplayed. In the first OVA, while imagining herself beating Origami in each game, one of the things she says to insult her is calling her flat chested with a smirk on her face unlike the angry frowns she gives with every other insult.
  • Big Eater: Loves to eat, even if it may not be edible.
  • Catchphrase: She frequently says "umu", an old-fashioned way of expressing confirmation.
  • Character Development: She was originally very cold and hostile to everyone, assuming that everyone was out to kill her and refusing any of Shido's attempts to communicate with her. However after their second meeting, Shido gives her a name, and gains her trust, and the following day she sees the world from Shido's eyes which leads to her becoming the person she is now.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Shido, and especially when Origami is involved.
  • Cry Cute: Oh, it breaks one's heart to see someone so sweet cry.
  • Determinator: In Volume 12, when her remaining power fades away and she's directly in the path of the volatile spiritual power Shido was emitting, what does she do? Without the aid of the others... she walks towards him on her own, and she makes it!
  • The Ditz: Can be quite airheaded at times.
  • Expressive Accessory: Her ribbons wiggle on their own when she is excited. Or hungry.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Claims to eat frying pans too.
  • Full-Name Basis: With Origami to show her enmity towards the latter. She stops doing so in the new timeline.
  • Genki Girl: After she warms up to Shido, she's much livelier, if too enthusiastic for her own good.
  • Girly Run: Sometimes, she runs like a little girl.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Generally a subversion, as she has a surprising sense of modesty for someone so unfamiliar with human society, leading to Shido getting pulverized when Kotori tricks him into several Accidental Pervert moments. In the OVA, she takes a nude of herself in a photo booth and gives it to Shido because Reine told her that anytime she takes a picture she should strip naked to do so (it was actually a health exam).
  • Insecure Love Interest: Despite Shido's reassurances, she worries she's not good enough for him, and that he'll get tired of her antics and leave. At one point, she eats very little while on a date with him because she's afraid he'll be turned off by someone who eats a lot after watching a program stating that guys are likely to be turned off by girls who eat more than they do, though he reassures her and she instantly starts eating massive amounts again.
  • Is It Something You Eat?: Constantly, as a result of being a Big Eater and a Fish out of Water.
  • Love Epiphany: Finally figures out why she feels the way she does about Shido in volume 12. Puts her newfound knowledge to good use by demanding a kiss for every kiss he's given the others.
  • Meaningful Name: The first name Shido gave her means "tenth day of the month" which Shido came up with since he met her on April 10th (though the kanji for “day” is replaced with the homonymous kanji for “fragrance”).She's the tenth point on the Sephirot, "Kingdom".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the Memoria Freese Campaign Ais Catastrophe, she gets mortified when her fight to defend herself against Ais/Aiz Wallenstein somehow turned the latter into an inverse spirit. Though it later turns out it was planned by a fake Kaguya.
  • New Transfer Student: At the end of Volume 1, Ratatoskr fills her an application to be in the same school as Shido. The fake documentation is so thorough that the AST is forced to behave as though she were an ordinary student instead of the Spirit they'd fought just days before.
  • Not So Different:
    • Tohka outright acknowledges that she could have ended up just like Kurumi had Shidou not saved her, which restores Shido's resolve to save Kurumi.
    • Like Shido before being adopted, Tohka was alone in the world and was unable to trust anyone who got close. However eventually after a long time, someone was willing to reach out their hand to them and both ended up becoming more cheerful and happy.
  • Perpetual Frowner: When she's first introduced, she's seen with a frown on her face. At least until Shido befriends her.
  • Powered Armor: After she Came Back Strong in Volume 18, instead of merging Sandalphon's throne with the sword to summon Halvanhelev, she converts it into armor called Ratelibish, which made her powerful enough to actually injure Mio.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Origami's Blue. Only applies to everyday interactions, in battle she burns cold while Origami is likely to go off like a (red) rocket.
  • Say My Name: In Chapter 1-32 of the Memoria Freese Campaign Ais Catastrophe, she screams out Ais's full name when the latter summons her Demon King, Heaven's Catastrophe.
  • Stepford Smiler: In Volume 20, she learns that Mio’s death will gradually erase all the Sephira Crystals she created, and Tohka will disappear along with hers because she’s a pure Spirit. Deep down, she’s terrified, but she continues acting normally to not upset Shido more than necessary. It’s only after hearing Yoshino confess her feelings to Shido that she finally breaks down and gives her own confession (which seemed to be Yoshino’s intent) before disappearing.
  • Super Gullible: Origami frequently plays with her naivety about the world.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She becomes more cheerful after Shido gains her trust.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She really like kinako (roasted soy flour) bread. Some side content suggests that Inverse Tohka hates it.
  • Tsundere: Type B. She's usually sweet towards almost everyone, especially Shido, but try to flirt with the latter and you have a straight-up Clingy Jealous Girl or Violently Protective Girlfriend.
  • Undead Tax Exemption: Some characters comment on her sudden appearance, but not even Origami visibly connects the Spirit "Princess" with the new girl. The novel explains why: Reine gave Tohka such a detailed background that Origami's superiors up to the highest ranks have been forced to concede that she simply could not be anything other than the Ordinary Highschool Student her attitude proves she is not.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Shido, justified by how she didn't initially understand what love was and that she feels strange when seeing Shido with other girls because she loves Shido.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Attacks anyone stupid enough to threaten Shido.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the original Japanese version, Marina Inoue went with a deeper sounding female voice for Tohka in the early episodes of Season 1 compared to the higher pitch that comes after.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: She doesn't know why seeing Shido kiss Yoshino (it was on accident) felt so painful. Figures it out in Volume 12.
  • Wingding Eyes: In the OVA, her eyes become starry when she shows her new phone to Shido. She also gets swirly eyes after taking three trash cans to the face (just one in the novels) from the windstorm the Yamai sisters' fight is causing.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: She'd developed this attitude by the end of her first date with Shido, to the point that she was starting to sympathize with the people who wanted her dead for the threat she could pose to it.
  • The Worf Effect: While she's consistently shown to be one of the strongest Spirits in a straight-up fight, Ellen easily defeats her twice. She hands one to Ellen instead upon the introduction of her Inverse Form. note 

     Traits that apply to Tenka Yatogami 

Tenka Yatogami(夜刀神 天香)

The Inverse side of Tohka.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her Astral Dress exposes much of her chest.
  • Badass Fingersnap: She’s able to manipulate her artificial world by snapping her fingers.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Her third confrontation with Ellen sees the former catch the Wizard's laser blade with her bare hand (the novels do indicate that she wasn't unscathed), before following up with a Sword Beam aimed at Westcott.
  • Black Swords Are Better: Nahemah is a pitch-black, and evidently much more powerful version of Sandalphon.
  • The Comically Serious: Why is she making a heart gesture on the cover of Volume 15? While competing with Mukuro at a cafe for Shido’s lips, a maid tells them to perform the gesture and chant “Moe Moe Kyun” to get Shido to eat cake. She proceeds to do it to the cake she put on the floor so as to make him eat it like a dog, and later performs the gesture at Mukuro, apparently believing that it’s a sign of aggression.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as one for normal Tohka. Even using Mio's power just to make sure Tohka can enjoy her last moments happy.
  • The Empath: For much of the story, she could not perceive the outside world, and could only sense Tohka's emotions. After repeated Inversions, she can share Tohka's senses, allowing her to see how much the latter loves Shido, and admits that it eventually started to rub off on her.
  • Evil Laugh: She lets out a cackle after seemingly killing Shido with Paverschelev.
  • Haughty "Hmph": Frequently does when she accompanies Tohka and Shido on their date, which she only reluctantly did to please Tohka.
  • Hey, You!: She rarely ever calls anyone by name, which could be influenced by not having a name herself for most of the story. She merely calls Shido “human”, spent her entire confrontation with Mukuro calling her “Key Spirit”, and usually refers to Mio, who is essentially her mother, as “that woman”. She eventually starts calling her other self “Tohka” and addresses Shido by his name for the first time as she bids him farewell at the end of their date.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: After Mukuro's powers are sealed, Tenka willingly lets Shido seal her, but tells him to never make Tohka sad again. When she accompanies Tohka and Shido on their date in Volume 20, she openly threatens to kill him if he doesn’t keep Tohka happy.
  • Informed Flaw: Ratatoskr puts her intelligence just one point above Tohka’s comically low value, though it doesn’t really show up in the story since she’s portrayed as much more serious.
  • Jerkass: She's really more this than mindlessly chaotic compared to other Inverse Spirits like Origami. Even when she's talked down from outright killing Shido in Volume 15, she still takes every opportunity to belittle and torment him. She's also generally condescending and hostile to everyone around her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Towards Tohka and Shido.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Unlike the normal Tohka, who wears part of her hair up with a ribbon, Tenka wears her hair straight as part of her civilian garb.
  • Literal Split Personality: Gains her own body by using Mio's power after taking her Sephira Crystal.
  • Meaningful Name: While the kanji for “Ten” means “sky” or “heaven”, it sounds like the English word for the number 10.
  • Multicolored Hair: It's still primarily purple, but fades to white at the tips.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She protects Shido from Mukuro's Inversion because she doesn't want him dead before she gets revenge for "humiliating" her back in Volume 7.
  • Physical God: Describes herself as this while she has control over Mio’s Crystal in Volume 20.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Wears them as part of her civilian garb.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Her Astral Dress is a noticeably darker purple than Tohka's usual attire, and it has more sinister connotations, in line with the cause of her Inverse Form's activation. She also channels dark energy throughout the entire DEM building, and black clouds gather around her as she winds up for one of her tremendously powerful attacks.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: A very strange and unique example. Not for Tohka herself, but for Tenka, as Mukuro's sealing of Shido from everyone's memories didn't effect her Inverse form's personality. Yet Tohka inverses as a result of the stress from forgetting Shido, but when Inverse Tohka originally appeared, she had no clue who Shido or Tohka even were.
  • Sadist: In Volume 15, she sits on top of Shido and tries to make him eat cake from the floor, spanking his butt when he starts to object.
  • She Is the King: Isaac Westcott calls her Inverse Form "the Demon King".
  • Split Personality: Volume 15 implies this is what she is to Tohka.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Inverse Form's Astral Dress is noticeably skimpy, featuring Absolute Cleavage that bares most of her skin down to her midriff, and a transparent skirt that shows off her Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When Ellen stabs Shido from behind and moves to finish him off, Tohka transforms into her Inverse self, which laughs off all of Ellen's attacks before trying to murder Shido and Miku. It takes a lot of shouting from Shido and a recreation of their first kiss to return her to normal. It comes back in Volume 15, but the evil part is subverted this time. Inverse Tohka even willingly lets her powers and herself be sealed for "Tohka's" sake.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Just to get rid of Shido, she uses Paverschlev to cut a huge chunk of the city and even the mountains behind it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By Volume 20, while she retains a somewhat condescending attitude toward Shido, she admits that she’s been influenced by her other self’s feelings toward him and is openly supportive of their relationship.
  • Worthy Opponent: She gradually develops this attitude toward Mukuro, who she had initially brushed off as an annoying “Key Spirit” who was getting in the way of her payback toward Shido. She sounds disappointed when Shido seals her.

Alternative Title(s): Date A Live Tenka Yatogami


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