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Professor Otaku

Prof has been reviewing things for a quite a bit longer than his peers, and coincidentally has the most primitive reviews, just his avatar snarking at some esoteric anime.

  • Noble Bigot: Towards Vix, he calls her Sugar Tits and other insulting nicknames, but is still a decent character.
  • Unknown Rival: Holds quite strong aversions against Bennett the Sage of That Guy with the Glasses and Blistered Thumbs, because he feels that he entered his turf by doing snarky reviews of bad anime. Bennett on the other hand never acknowledged knowing him. Former comrade JesuOtaku having popular crossovers with Bennett doesn't help.


By far the most successful and analytical of the Brigade, JO is notable for his in depth and objective reviews and his large amount of shows: JO Anime Reviews, In-Betweens, New Lyrics, and various Lets Plays.



The loud and proud Canadian badass, Ark is an oddity, he doesn't review the old school shows like Prof, nor Moe and Porn like Vix, and since Jesu Otaku reviews the bigger/cult shows, Ark seems to stick to recent releases that don't get the love and attention they might, or might not deserve.


The curvy and angry fanservice queen of the Brigade. Vix sometimes reviews Hentai, which brings out all that hilarious bile. She also does reviews of disney films, which show her a bit calmer if no less snarky, and the Twilight franchise, which brings out even more bile than usual.


The poor Moe loving video editor of the site, Mal is definitely not a major player, now has Mal's Monthly Manga and Sake Shots, so that may be changing.
  • Anti-Villain: He says he's a supervillain, yet he's mostly talk and is one of the nicest members of the Brigade.
  • Badass Cape
  • Berserk Button: The X-Box 360, apparently. He even went into a rant about it in the middle of a Pocky Spot.
  • The Big Guy
  • The Chew Toy: Vix likes to kill him. A lot. Though not as much these days.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he doesn't like Ikki Tousen. Bear in mind, he's the only one of the Brigadiers who likes ecchi series.
  • The Faceless: Though a recent V-Log revealed what he looks like, so mystery solved.
  • Kill It with Fire: In Vixen's Let's Play of Final Fantasy, with his trusted Fira.
  • Mad Scientist: Created Tsubake.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Has crippling addictions to moe, porn, and sake.
  • Out of Focus: After a guest appearance on Desurattle and a short-lived review series, he stopped getting any real focus before eventually just vanishing from the team entirely.
  • Robot Buddy: Vocaloids actually. First there was Miku, who despite being silent for production reasons, was well loved due to her real-life stardom. But then Vixen blew her to hell, and he built Tsubake for this.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Is a self-proclaimed supervillain with a Killer Robot sidekick.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being one of the founding members of the group, his appearances got more and more scant until eventually he seemed to just disappear with no explanation as to where he went. His short-lived review series never updated, Tsubake's videos were moved to Vixen's section instead of his and on the disbandment, despite being one of the founding members, he doesn't even make a farewell video. Interestingly the old Bukkit forums listed him as a "former member" alongside Hitch, Rabbit and Kagami before the official disbandment, suggesting that left the group before the disbandment actually happened, but it was never explained where he went or why he left.


A digital celebrity in Japan, as well as a favorite singer of Mal's, who helped Mal with Weekly Highlights and served as the site's mascot... Until Vixen tied her to a rocket and exploded her out of jealousy.


Another Vocaloid, created by Mal from Miku's parts and more. She speaks in a robotic monotone and is very loyal to her master despite his obvious shortcomings, and believes they will one day rule the world. She also has her own aspirations for world domination, a rivalry with Vixen and a deep disgust for all of humanity.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: According to Vix, she has no genetalia.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: According to Hugh.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her a blow up doll. Unless you're funding her, you won't survive.
    • Also as the beach video showed Naked Humans. They're lucky she didn't kill them.
  • Breakout Character: As you can tell by the sheer number of tropes compared to the Brigaders.
  • Bus Crash: If the D2 Brigade's appreciation tumblr blog is to be believed, Vixen eventually found a way to take Tsubake down for good.
  • Covert Pervert: According to the "Want You Gone" video she has a large collection of Yaoi porn, to the point where losing it was one of the two times she's been genuinely upset(not just grossed out by humanity.)
  • Creepy Monotone
  • Cute and Psycho
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was mentioned in Mal's section of the site before her proper appearance on Pocky Spot.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Was more subserviant to Mal, if still as violent when she first appeared. This changed quickly to the point where just Mal reprogramming her to call him Master counts as a serious threat.
  • Fantastic Racism: Accuses the viewers of this for repeatedly requesting that she sing, assuming that they're only doing it because she's a Vocaloid. She never acknowledges the hypocrisy of this statement.
    Tsubake: People have been asking me to sing. Why? 'Cause I'm a Vocaloid? What, do you ask every Chinese person you meet to make you an egg roll too?
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Got jealous of a troupe cosplaying as Miku.
  • Humans Through Robot Eyes: As clearly displayed by her trip to the mall, Tsubake does not grasp human culture, especially Christmas.
    • Taken a step further in the second Christmas special, where her disgust with humanity and the shock of finding out Malakye is her equivalent of God causes her to have a mental breakdown
  • Kill All Humans: A subset of her world domination plans, evidenced by the fact that she calls us all meatbags.
  • Killer Robot: Has killed dozens of people, and whoever she hasn't killed (Brigaders aside), she's horribly mutalated or tortured.
  • Laughably Evil
  • Morality Pet: While Mal isn't stopping her rampages, he's the only one who can stop her wrath.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Subverted. While she regards Mal as her master, she has no problem pointing out his addiction to moe porn and sake, not to mention going into a catatonic shock after realizing that Mal is her creator, and by religous logic her God.
    • Not to mention she considered being reprogrammed to call Mal "Master" a punishment.
  • Not So Above It All: Her secret stash of Yaoi Porn showed that while she may hate us all, there is a little tiny bit of humanity inside of her, as shown when she thought she lost it, and was actually geuinley greatful that Vixen got it back for her.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The only reason her murderous actions aren't too disturbing is because they're so entertaining.
  • Robo Speak: Speaks in a very emotionless monotone.
  • Robot Girl
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Vixen.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As shown on her Formspring account, she thinks little of the other Brigaders and also thinks she's unstoppable and that nothing is a threat to her.
  • Smug Snake
  • Token Evil Teammate: Took this position from Mal and ran with it.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Mal orignally programmed her to be Moe. She fixed that and plots the brigaders' deaths on a regular basis.
  • Vocal Evolution: At first, she spoke with a Machine Monotone, but after her voice box short-circuits in Pocky Spot 35, she gets a new, more expressive voice.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Ripped a guy's arms off for trying to kiss her under the mistletoe. She's also both amazed an horrified at the lengths "Meatbags" will go to get laid.
    • She also ends up on a date with a Walmart self-checkout named Hugh..unfortunately, she didn't realize it was a date and thought they were planning world domination while Hugh thought she was a dominatrix.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Has a large collection of Yaoi porn apparently.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair
  • Your Size May Vary


The first Sixth Ranger to join the Brigade, Kagami makes AMVs and showcases them with her show K-Station. She got onto the group In-Universe by blackmailing them with a possible lawsuit about Tsubake killing her boyfriend.


The second Sixth Ranger to join the Brigade, she hosts To Read Or Not To Read, Which tells people whether or not to read certain Manga.
  • Animal Motifs: Obviously, a bunny girl.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: As seen in Vixen's review of Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, she mocks the main male character when Vixen calls him perfect and throws water on her when she starts getting too attracted to him.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In recent appearances.
  • Cute and Psycho: Probably the most adorable member of the site... who also electrified Hitch's balls just for the hell of it.
  • Drop-In Character: Is seen quite often in Vix's newer reviews due to being her roommate.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Did Vixen's Strawberry Panic! several months before actually joining the site.
  • Fake Brit: Inverted. She's naturally British, but uses an American accent for her show.
  • Hot Librarian: Does her show in the Brigade HQ's Library.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Though as of her latest review, she's switched to live action.
  • Les Yay: With Vixen, though in this case they invoked this on purpose to get her on the site.(In-Universe anyway).
  • Meganekko
  • Kid-Appeal Character: One of Vixen's closest friends in real life and in-universe and recently joined the cast of Vixen's reviews, as well as being the youngest member of the team.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Averted. Her American accent sounds as natural as her British one.
  • Seventh Ranger


The final Sixth Ranger to join the site. He hosts Anime Movie Review which looks at... Anime Movies.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: While He enjoys Hentai and knows his stuff about the subject, he has a lot of respect for women. He also enjoys strong female leads and deplores rape.
  • Doing It for the Art: Hitch's most recent upload, Top Ten Sing-alongs took hours to edit and put together. Every opening has its own unique timing ball, a matching font, and bounces along the lyrics in sync with the music. Its clear he put alot of effort into this episode.
    • He also put together and uploaded a preview of AMR - on his birthday.
  • Eighth Ranger
  • Face Palm: His reaction to this in his Vampire Wars review after believing that "Project D" stands for "Project Dracula"
    Kuki: Well, if they are using "Dracula"...
    Hitch: How much of you wanna bet it's "Van Helsing?"
    Kuki: I shall be known as "Bat!"
    Hitch: (doing it repeatedly) Face palm! Face palm! Face palm! Face palm! Face palm! Face palm!
  • Female Gaze: His Brigade avatar has a noticeable crotch bulge. This wouldn't be noteworthy except that no such thing exists on any of the other male Brigaders' avatars.
    • And you only see him in his videos from the waist up so we can't confirm if it's part of his outfit or this trope.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: When not reviewing, he's actually a very sweet guy who adores felines. This extends to using Lolcats as censor bars.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He and Prof both go by "CJ".
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: To a degree, but he somehow contests Prof for the site's biggest pervert after La Blue Girl.
  • Meganekko: He likes women with glasses.
  • Straight Man
  • Tempting Fate / Brick Joke: After learning of the afore mentioned Project D being done at a NASA base, he said, "I am so outta here the moment they mention space vampires!" Much later in the review, near the end, when the vampire tells Kuki about their battle with evil aliens across the universe...
    Hitch: Done. I am not doing space vampires! No! Done. Done! Dammit!!
  • The Smurfette Principle: Inverted, Prof and Ark brought him on in universe to even out the ratio of female to male Brigaders... and because he owns a sombrero.

Steven Lajr

Known as Holy Diver on Youtube, he teams up with Vixen to review the Twilight franchise.


A Walmart scanner that Tsubake met during her trip to Walmart. He later asked her out under the impression she was a dominatrix... yeah the only reason he's still alive is that he has loads of money and now works as Tsubake's weapons supplier.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems like a nice enough guy...until you realize that he only asked Tsubake out because he thought she would have sex with him, and then blew up at her for it. He also steals money from innocent people.
  • Covert Pervert
  • Dogged Nice Guy
  • Happiness in Slavery: He's perfectly alright with his job, provided he takes a little bit from the people who use him.
    • He also happily funds Tsubake... despite the fact that she would kill him the second he stopped being useful and he's well aware of this.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He didn't have much of a chance before he called Tsubake a fetish doll, and she freely admits he's just there to give her money as far as she's concerned.
  • Secretly Wealthy: By stealing money from the people who use him.


An Opposite-Sex Clone of Professor Otaku who showed up at the end of his review of Prétear. She also reviewed Fushigi Yuugi and Prof went back to normal... but she ended up sticking around.


A combination of Ditto and Vixen, Ditzen is Vixen's ditzy clone who lives in the attic and takes over the Q&A for her.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: She choose her name as a combination of Ditto and Vixen because Pokemon is Japanese... seriously, that's it.
  • Basement-Dweller: Attic Dweller: But unlike most examples of this trope it's not by choice. It's either live in Vixen's attic or get shot.
  • Cloning Blues
  • The Ditz
  • Meaningful Name: Doubly so — her name is both a combination of Ditto and Vixen to show that she's a clone and shows off that she's The Ditz.

Steve and Joe

A pair of stock footage cameramen who appear in every episode of AMR to Hitch's annoyance. They shoot Hentai and comment on the sex related clips on the show.
  • Phrase Catcher: SHUT UP!
  • Stock Footage: From the Hentai Anime "Chain of Lust." There, their names were Masaki Kitazawa and Koji Miyamoto.
  • Those Two Guys
  • Unwanted Assistance: They show up in Hitch and Vixen's review of La Blue Girl and insist on talking about the clitris in their usual fashion despite Hitch telling them not to, correctly guessing he'd get more electric shocks as a result.


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