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    The Entire Team 
  • Back from the Dead: In the anime's finale, Hibiki convinces Polaris to resurrect the rest of the cast and restore the world.
  • Badass Crew: Notable that while the membership is variable depending on your actions, they will wind up kicking way more ass than the JP's regulars in the long run.
  • Cast Herd: Every character has a distinct relationship with one other member of the party that defines their personality almost as much as their individual traits do.
  • The Chosen Many: In the anime, at least, all the main characters (except Daichi) have the inherent ability to conjure unusually powerful demons. It's invoked in the anime in that they were scouted for their power beforehand rather than meeting up and being recruited by the hero by chance.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Whichever path you choose in the Septentrione arc, you have the option to re-recruit the others if you've leveled their Fate to at least 4. In the Triangulum arc, defeating Miyako will cause her to take your side against Canopus.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: They take on and defeat a personified star. In the Triangulum arc, they even defeat the control system for the entire universe.
  • Meaningful Name: Every character's name relates to their respective star sign.
  • Physical God: Whoever's in the party for the Triangulum Arc's final battle basically ascend to this after managing to Skill Crack the primal factors of creation to use against Canopus.
  • Screw Destiny: The majority of the time you get them by averting their ordained deaths. In the anime, they can fight fate, it's just that they often fail. This leads to much tragedy and death.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Everyone, as of the Triangulum arc. Virtually all of the main characters have taken significant strides in becoming better people.
    • Yamato has not only become significantly less harsh, but he's also obtained a strong desire to protect everyone. Not just the strong, but all of humanity.
    • Ronaldo is no longer blinded by his intense rage towards JP's and is even capable of cooperating with Yamato now.
    • Fumi is significantly more compassionate towards other people now. For context, prior to getting her memories, she doesn't hesitate to kill the team for intruding in a restricted area, but the moment she gets them back, she immediately works towards getting friends to safety ASAP.
    • Keita learns that there are other kinds of strength than being a powerful fighter, and even sticks up for a couple of civilians who have the guts to stand up to an army of gangsters.
  • True Companions: To keep them together, it's highly advised this be the case by building everyone's Fate levels (preferably making an effort to have everyone have Stage 4 or above).
  • Western Zodiac: Each character is revealed in the artbook to have a Star Sign with the exception of the Protagonist (who is revealed to be Gemini in the artbook, sharing this with Yamato). Due to the game having a heavy star theme, this means they represent the potential of all humans who have that same star sign. The alignments are likewise based on the qualities Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed instead of Law, Neutral, and Chaos. This is why Alcor, who knows they embody man's potential, stands against Miyako and her plans in Record Breaker as their deaths mean the end of mankind's ability to grow.
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    The Protagonist 

Voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Patrick Poole (English)

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An ordinary highschool student living in Tokyo and studying for his college exams. After he signed up for Nicaea, he and his friends were granted access to the Demon Summoning App, and proved themselves strong enough to be recruited by JP's upon defeating Dhube.

As part of JP's, he and his friends are charged with using their new powers to help defeat the Septentriones, and the Triangulum in the corresponding arc. Despite being mute, he's noted to have strong leadership qualities.

The manga named him Hiro Kageyama.
The anime named him Hibiki Kuze.


  • An Adventurer Is You: His parameters are based on what the player chooses to increase upon leveling up, leaving him to be able to take on any role the player wants him to.
  • Aside Glance: Gives one to the player upon picking certain dialogue options.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Can appear this way through the player's choices.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In the Triangulum arc, he can choose to become a Human Adminstrator.
  • Badass in Charge: Everyone sees him as their natural leader. Yamato makes it official.
  • Boyfriend Bluff: Can pull this off for Io in one of her events.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Can be played up as one by the player.
  • Catchphrase: Often gets "There's no other way" as a dialogue option.
  • Chick Magnet: Makoto develops a crush on him. Otome lampshades this and she herself has implicit trust in him, and asks him to take care of her adopted daughter if she dies. Fumi becomes rather enamored of him and outright mentions it must be love between you when she rejoins the group. Follow through with Hinako's Fate route and she'll suggest that he pole dances, and admits to liking him. Airi called him an enemy to women and gets very flustered and apologetic around him, in classic Tsundere style. Io develops feelings for him and comes to depend heavily on his emotional support, and Female Tico is very flirty with him in dialogue. Even Otome's daughter tells him right to his face that he's handsome, and if all that wasn't enough, Record Breaker has Miyako fall for him as well! And even the demon Aramisaki loves him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
    • Typically when choosing the sillier dialogue options. Which sometimes are the correct response to make, as they do keep everyone's spirits up.
    • Depending on the route, all dialogue options can be silly.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Heavy on the white and blue, compared to the others having black.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To the Devil Survivor protagonist. That one wore black and red, and was a lot more sarcastic and snippy in his dialogue options. This protagonist is dressed in white and blue, has a lot more comical choices during scenes, and tries to understand his friends' point of view.
  • Covert Pervert: Can be played like this, if the player chooses to join Daichi in admiring the girls and peeping in on their health exam. And then there's when Otome and Makoto fall on his crotch and face, respectively.
    Get off.
    This is nice...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Several of his dialogue choices around Daichi.
  • Declaration of Protection: The player can choose to have him give one to Io when she's scared about becoming Lugh's medium.
  • Dimension Lord: Can turn into this if the player takes the Human Adminstator route in the Triangulum arc.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Yamato lampshades that this could happen, if the player chooses to side with him. But he also says that, if he were to do so, he would be very impressed.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Yamato's obsession with him can be interpreted as a crush. And the Anguished One calls him the Shining One.
  • Fun Personified: Never a dull moment with him around, thanks to his dialogue choices.
  • The Gadfly: Can be played like this through a lot of comical dialogue options.
  • The Heart
    • He ends up being the emotional backbone of the team and keeps their morale up. Played straight when going the Liberator route, and Polaris decides that he is the reason the party is still fighting. And getting him killed will result in a Game Over.
    • The Triangulum arc increases this aspect, when Daichi's memories show that he and Yamato are the only ones that survived Arcturus' attack, and Daichi says they would've done much better, had the protagonist actually existed during the second cycle.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Can be played this way.
  • Interspecies Romance: Played with in the Triangulum arc, when the protagonist gets possessed by the demon called Aramisaki, who is madly in love with him. Dialogue options allow the player to flirt back and be genuinely heartbroken when she gets killed by Miyako.
    • Star-Crossed Lovers: Kept apart due to Aramisaki getting unceremoniously killed by Miyako.
    • Reincarnation Romance: Since the player can recreate Aramisaki through fusion, this can come into play. Especially since she still flirts with the player upon being fused.
  • Iron Woobie: invoked Everyone is convinced that he's the standard bearer of this, since he remains unbelievably calm in situations that leave others traumatized. Daichi even lampshades this.
  • Large Ham: His expressions are either subdued or exaggerated.
  • The Leader: Of the charismatic variant.
  • Lightning Bruiser: If the player focuses on getting his Agility up, he can become this in higher levels.
  • Messianic Archetype: Yamato and Ronaldo grow to rely heavily on him for their causes, and the Anguished One refers to him as the Shining One that can pave a new path for humanity.
  • Nice Guy: An oft lampshaded trait of his, specifically tied to his chick magnet status.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a goofy hood that gives him long, floppy bunny ears.
  • Noodle Incident: One of Daichi's last few Fate events has him stand behind Daichi, who brings one up.
    Daichi: Wait, what are you—No, no! Stop! Oh, dude! Is this revenge for that one time in junior high?!
  • Order Versus Chaos: As a result of Polaris seeing him as the representative of the will of humanity, he can choose what world to create when confronting her.
  • Physical God: The Triangulum arc has him become one in the Human Adminstator ending.
  • Promotion to Parent: Invoked by Otome, asking him to take care of Koharu if anything happens to her.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Some of his antics qualify as this, and turn out to be the right option.
  • Ret Gone: During the Triangulum arc, this happened to him during the initial regression. In the third world created after the second regression, he occasionally glitches up in cutscenes since the Triangulum are trying to delete his data from the Akashic Record.
  • Spanner in the Works: Can be this for Yamato or Polaris, should the player choose a different route. Yamato would likely have won the competition, had the protagonist not interfered or managed to convince the Anguished One to overthrow Polaris and its system.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: A running gag of him doing this to Daichi and Io. Gets increased while on the Anguished One's route.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In the Japanese version of Record Breaker, he voices the chapter titles of each day.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: In the Triangulum arc, if the player goes the Human Adminstator route, then Al Saiduq says that the protagonist will become 'a being just like him'.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Triangulum arc, he shoved Al Saiduq out of harm's way when Canopus wanted to take him during the initial regression.
  • Troll: Can be played this way.
  • Warrior Therapist: Doesn't pause to get to know and understand people during the chaos going on.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Can call out his partymembers and others for their actions, particularly in Daichi's route, where he can tell off the Osaka and Nagoya factions for choosing to fight their friends instead of attempting to work together.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending has him and Daichi befriend Io, without facing certain death shortly after.
    • The Human Adminstator ending has him become the new Adminstator of the world, and he happily observes his friends during graduation, knowing them to be safe.
    • The Record Breaker ending has him leading a normal life with Daichi and Io, bumping into Miyako's reincarnated human form, and heading off to meet the others and Al Saiduq at the beach.
  • We Cannot Go On Without You
    • Choosing to kill Polaris on Daichi's route has her decide that the protagonist is the one keeping everyone together. He has to stay alive during the second and third phase of the battle or the player receives a Game Over.
    • In the Triangulum arc, the protagonist must be kept alive during the battle with Arcturus. He's the only one that can use the Soul Bind ability.
  • World's Strongest Man: During Yamato's route, Polaris calls him this because of his unshakeable resolve to change the world and managing to gather everyone to go through with it.

Tropes applying in the anime

  • All the Other Reindeer: Got picked on as a kid by several bullies because of his 'nerdiness'.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Shortly after Yamato fuses his demons to create Satan, Hibiki gets all of his dead friends' demons transferred to his phone. A mass fusion sequence later, he brings out Lucifer and promptly defeats Yamato.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Hibiki ends up becoming more shaken by the events occuring around him, and seems to struggle with himself more.
  • Blank Slate: Was a rather unemotional child, likely as a result of his very neutral and aloof parents. He only began displaying a personality as he interacted with friends, mainly Daichi, and is implied to backslide into this when there's nobody around.
  • Character Development: Started off with a typical hero-complex and let Yamato use him, since he thought it would be for the greater good. But he realized that Yamato was not as benevolent as he'd hoped and realized that deferring to him was taking the easy way. Hibiki realizes that doing the right thing meant thinking for himself and making his own decisions, which is why he ended up going rogue with Ronaldo. However, he was less eager to immediately fall in line with Ronaldo's plans. When he's forced to side with Yamato out of necessity later, he's ready to take him down if he has to.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Is the first to consider using his abilities for the good of others, rather than just trying to survive. It's the source of his angst throughout the series.
  • Cry Cute: At the end of the finale.
  • Elemental Powers: His summoned monsters, Byakko and Suzaku, are elementally aligned.
  • The Everyman: Sociable, but not eccentric.
  • The Four Gods: His signature demon is Byakko and adds Suzaku on Tuesday.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Didn't seem very close to his parents. His father often told him to not get in his mother's way or sounding harsh and uncaring towards Hibiki coming home late. This would make sense as to why Hibiki didn't seem to particularly care about his parents when the disaster struck.
  • Heroic BSoD: Seeing the huge trail of dead summoners working for Yamato while facing Merak spurned Hibiki into following Ronaldo. He ends up getting better when Io and Daichi come to his aid on Tuesday when he was meant to die through Phecda's hand. Though shortlived, since several of his friends die by Megrez's last ditch attack. Keeps getting into one too many times, just close to breaking apart.
  • Heroic Willpower: A requisite to summon demons without being killed in the process, but his willpower was strong enough that he ended up summoning a powerful demon like Byakko right away.
  • Last of His Kind: Lampshaded by him in the finale with Yamato.
    Hibiki: The world is just you and me.
  • Only Sane Man: Generally portrayed as a pretty sensible and insightful character, but it ends up getting played for laughs in the Drama CD. Everyone has hilariously inappropriate reactions to Japan's desperate situation, and it's up to him to advocate some common sense.
  • Playing with Fire: Suzaku uses fire attacks.
  • The Promise: Episode 9 has him give a promise to Yamato, telling him that he'll be staying by his side until the end, and pass judgement on him, if he believes Yamato's existence to be a sin.
  • Shock and Awe: Byakko uses electric attacks.
  • Tender Tears: Ends up very emotional because of the amount of death and peril around him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Episode 9 has him analyze all of Ronaldo's research and deduces most of JP's plans himself. And he has come to terms with all the pressure around and on him, getting over his insecurity, and becomes more proactive. He's able to effectively call Yamato out and refuses to be intimidated, setting his own terms.

    Daichi Shijima 
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Voice: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese); Ben Diskin (Game); Greg Ayres (Anime)

The protagonist's best friend and the one who introduced him to Nicaea. He's close to graduation and tends to worry about growing up and the responsibilities that come along with it. Daichi is generally cheerful and easygoing, which can land him into trouble. He gets nervous easily when under pressure.


  • Badass Driver: He uses a truck to force Dubhe to explode.
  • Book Dumb: Proudly boasts that he was within the 50 students that aced the mock-exam, but Airi bluntly points out that his position was utterly average.
  • Break the Cutie: Daichi gets steadily broken by the horrors occuring around him.
  • But Thou Must!: In the Triangulum arc, when the team tries to infiltrate Tokyo while being on the run from JP's, the player is given an option of four teams to scout out the other terminal. Daichi is with the team that's most-familiar with Tokyo, but tries frevently to be added to the team with the girls. The other teams are made out of powerful men and former JP's agents that he's not on board, but Joe lists him with the men and Fumi, in a sarcastic attempt to cheer him up, lists him as a guinea pig.
  • Butt-Monkey
    • Plays this role very often and it's even lampshaded by Tico when talking about Daichi's second death clip. His luck does not improve over the course of the Septentrione arc.
      Female Tico: Is this his second time today!? How unlucky for him!
    • Takes on Jungo's roll as the Iron Butt-Monkey as Fumi's guinea pig if Jungo died.
    • He is the sole source of comedy in the anime and is only shown to get first-tier demons. Then he gets Black Frost, which is a giant evil snowman and is stronger than everyone else's demons, which is outright mentioned by Makoto.
  • Bully Hunter: In the anime, he protected the protagonist from bullies, despite the risk of being the next target.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Does it during his late Fate event, but Hinako scolds him for it because it's not an anime.
  • Car Fu: He drives a truck over a railing and hits Dubhe.
  • Character Death
    • Despite having two death clips in one day, Daichi is one of the few characters in the game that cannot die during the Septentrione arc.
    • Played straight in the anime, where Polaris eats himand Io.
  • Character Development: Daichi starts out weak-willed and cowardly, preferring to leave the more dangerous battles to JP's, and thinking the situation is too large for a regular highschooler like himself to deal with. His Fate events deal with him stepping up and becoming more willing to fight battles to help other people.
  • Composite Character: He's a combination of Atsuro and Yuzu from Devil Survivor.
  • Covert Pervert: Comes up with the idea to spy on the girls' physical exam and sometimes spaces out into his fantasies.
  • Cowardly Lion
    • He's very scared and easily panicked when it comes to battles, even getting scolded for this at times. But he is capable and brave when it comes to fighting hordes of regular demons. He also becomes much more determined in his own route.
    • The Triangulum arc shows how he's changed since the events with Polaris. He may not like battling and remains wary, but acts with a lot more determination when he knows that fighting is the only option.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his cowardice, he can fight competently when needed.
  • Determinator: No matter how cowardly he may be, his refusal to give up in the face of adversity gets him praised at times. Even by the notoriously difficult to please Yamato and Keita.
  • Distressed Dude
    • Daichi gets kidnapped when he heads off to Nagoya and ends up used as a hostage by some rioters. He even gets used as a Human Shield by them, so they can force Jungo to surrender and let them kill him. They succeed, if the player fails to save Jungo in time.
    • In the Triangulum arc, he ends up getting kidnapped while trying to distract JP's forces from the party. And only because he took a short break to go to the bathroom.
  • Enmity with an Object: The wheatgrass coffee drink, he hates it because the flavor is so bad.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: As his friends are being cornered by an invincible Dubhe, Daichi drives a truck over the railings and smashes it into Dubhe, causing it to explode. He jumped out before the truck hit Dubhe, leaving him with minor bruising.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Fully aware of it with Io, and Miyako in the Triangulum arc.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: Mentions this while offering to carry a heavy cardboard box.
    Daichi: You go on ahead. I'll take care of this!
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: He starts off balanced, but focuses more on Strength and Agility later on.
  • The Lancer
    • Plays this part in the Septentrione arc.
    • Plays it in the Triangulum arc until Yamato returns from the Akasha-Stratum.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His endgame stat spread gives him great Strength and Agility, and acceptable Magic and Vitality.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: His second death clip has him frozen mid-run by Bai Suzhen, causing him to topple over.
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever he thinks of something awesome happening or cute girls.
  • Noodle Incident: In one of the last few events his Fate, depending on what dialogue choice you pick, Daichi notices him going behind him and immediately assumes he wants revenge:
    Daichi: Wait, what are you—No, no! Stop! Oh, dude! Is this revenge for that one time in junior high?! Come on, (Hero), it was once!
  • Order Versus Chaos: Neutral, his own route. Can be persuaded to join all other routes.
  • The Peeping Tom: A good excuse to do, after suffering through all those battles, right?
  • Plot Armor: One of four characters that never dies during the Septentrione arc.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Gets especially bad after his kidnapping. He always tries to find a way to help without fighting.
  • Running Gag
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: In the English dub of the game, he lets out a few high squeaks.
  • Take a Third Option: He doesn't like either extreme offered by Yamato or Ronaldo. He'd much rather find an option where they don't have to fight each other and just get along. He manages to have Hinako, Jungo and Io follow him due to this way of thinking.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His big Fate event has him rush at about ten demons when Hinako loses her phone and is in need of immediate help. Daichi becomes much more willing to battle demons after.
  • The Watson: Daichi needs things to be explained to him. And sometimes still doesn't get it.
  • Where Are They Now
    • The Restorer ending has him look forward to adulthood and take on responsibility.
    • The Record Breaker ending shows Daichi driving Io and the protagonist in his sweet car to the beach.
  • Worthy Opponent: In the Triangulum arc, Daichi considers wheatgrass cofee one. Daichi loses.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: If the player picks his route, or has him recruited on the Anguished One's route, Daichi thinks that Yamato will be the last boss. Everyone is confused by his statement.
    Daichi: He'll be waiting on a throne in some castle and say, "Haha, well done making it this far"!

    Io Nitta 
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Voice: Aya Uchida (Japanese); Lauren Landa (Game); Jessica Boone (Anime)

Another student from the same school as the protagonist and Daichi, whose intelligence and looks have earned her the attention of many of her male classmates. If Daichi is to be believed. Despite her reputation, Io isn't very assertive and quite shy around other people.


  • Action Girl: She can't speak up very well, but she can still fight.
  • Badass Adorable: Her cuteness is commented on in-game, especially by Daichi. And she can, naturally, thrash enemies that look funny at her.
  • Badass Boast: Pulls one when fought with Daichi as the Neutral Team Leaders upon channeling Lugh's power.
    "I vow upon this spear... I will not be defeated. Now... come! Try and break my spear, if you can!"
  • Boyfriend Bluff
    • Upon wandering around Osaka, a punk tries to pick her up when the protagonist appears. One of the options to shoo him away is to claim to be Io's boyfriend, who quickly goes along with it.
    • Shortly after, the protagonist can see Io about to be dragged away by a well-meaning, but pushy woman, believing Io to be a refugee looking for help. Io isn't assertive enough to explain herself well and the protagonist can pull this line off again. The woman then lets Io go and tell him to keep her safe.
  • Buxom Is Better: She has among the largest breasts of the female group. Her post-peeping scene is called 'Perfection'.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's heavily implied that she has a crush on the protagonist, but can never quite manage to build up the nerve to spit it out. The closest is an unconfession late in the game, if her Fate link is high enough.
  • Character Death
    • She will die as a result of the Lugh summoning ritual, if the player does not console and encourage her beforehand.
    • In the anime, she gets killed alongside Daichi by Polaris.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her death is pretty gruesome among the deaths in this game. Io begins to convulse and vomit up blood and strange, green fire is bursting out of her chest. She dies, lying in a pool of her blood.
  • Crutch Character: Downplayed. She focuses on Magic and Strength early on, which gives her great coverage early on, but her damage output will pale compared to the Magic- or Strength-focused characters. Her low Vitality and Agility will also make her fragile.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She certainly shows a lot of leg.
  • Demonic Possession
    • She gets chosen as a host for Lugh's spirit to strengthen the Dragon Stream.
    • In the anime, the possession is the same. Except that Lugh is the actual threat of the episode, with Mizar becoming simple bait. Hibiki manages to snap Io from her possession through The Power of Friendship.
  • Dude Magnet: She's noted to be very popular with the boys at school and Daichi has a crush on her, too.
  • Glass Cannon: She deals a good amount of damage, but her Vitality and Agility suffer.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: A side-effect from channeling Lugh.
  • Heroic BSoD: Her late Fate event has her admit that she's been going through one for most of the game.
  • Magic Knight: Her parameters favors Strength and Magic, but a minor emphasis on Magic.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Neutral. She can join all other routes.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both of her parents die during the course of the week. Averted, in the Restorer ending.
  • Physical God: Upon channeling Lugh. In-battle, her race changes to Deity!
  • Shrinking Violet: Io prefers to keep her actual opinions to herself.
  • Stealth-Based Mission
    • In order to rescue Daichi, Io paid homage to Solid Snake's type of stealth.
    • The Triangulum Arc has her use "Operation: Cardboard Box" again. Doesn't work so well this time.
  • Stepford Smiler: Io goes along with most people's opinions and never admits her own, out of fear of causing uncomfortable situations or confrontations with others. Airi calls her out on this as part of Io's Fate route.
  • Trauma Conga Line
    • Poor girl. Tuesday begins with her parents dying and Io only manages a few words with her mother, which starts Io's descent into horrible depression. She tries to work herself out of it all on her own, only to learn that she is the only one that can channel Lugh's spirit. And she has a high chance of dying from that ritual. Which she will, if the player doesn't console her.
    • The Triangulum Arc averts this. Though Io uses her experience with the pain of loss she had in the previous world to help a mother, whose husband and child died during the current invasion.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending shows Io openly admitting to wanting to hang out with Daichi and the protagonist.
    • The Record Breaker ending has Io prepare to head to the beach with Daichi and the protagonist.

    Yamato Hotsuin 
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Voice: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Megumi Ogata (Japanese); Kaiji Tang (Game), John Gremillion (Anime)

The current leader of the Japan Meteorological Agency - Geomagnetism Research Department, aka JP's, and latest heir of the Hotsuin family. Yamato had a strict upbringing and quickly learned to hold the responsibility of Japan on his shoulders, leaving him with little empathy or adequate social skills. He strongly believes in the idea that the strong shall lead and quickly dismisses those that he believes to be weak. He realizes the potential of the protagonist and other civilians, upon their defeat of Dubhe.


  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Yamato has been the leader of JP's since his childhood days and is one year younger than the protagonist.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Yamato in the anime is much more antagonistic then he was in the game. In game, Yamato was a bit of a jerk, but he still was fighting to save Humanity from destruction, and valued the help of the heroes even if he wasn't exactly good at showing it. He was a rough boss, but still a Benevolent Boss at the same time, and a lot of Hidden Depths that made it clear he was sympathetic. The anime removes most of his good traits, amplifying his Bad Boss traits to the point where he becomes a Hate Sink, and is fine throwing away lives for his goals. His goals are also much more selfish, lacking the Hidden Depths that made him understandable in game.
  • Ambiguously Gay: A case can be made for him in the game and it become a stronger one in the anime. It's turned up even more in the Triangulum arc, where he appears to be even more affectionate towards the protagonist. Several characters even comment on it!
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He proves why he is the boss of JP's in the Neutral and Law route.
  • Ax-Crazy: The anime portrays him as this, with the reason for many JP's members' deaths being seen as Yamato using the crisis as an excuse to kill off the 'trash'. He's clearly unapologetic about those deaths, to the point of seeming proud of them.
  • Badass Baritone: He has the deepest voice of the characters.
  • Bad Boss: On the one hand, he will not punish or demote subordinates that fail him because he believes that's the best they can do, so punishment would be futile. If one of his subordinates dies in his service, he doesn't give their deaths a second thought for that exact reason.
  • Benevolent Boss: On the other hand, if he finds a subordinate that proves to have innate skill and the ability and desire to improve themselves, he goes an extra mile for them. Any less competent employee will be assigned to things that they won't fail and Fumi admits that he basically handed the research department a blank check.
  • Berserk Button: Choosing any route that isn't his. He pretty much throws a temper tantrum in Daichi's and the Anguished One's routes because he's convinced that they have poisoned the protagonist and taken one of his best men away.
  • Big Bad Friend: In the anime. To the point that he is the main, and final, antagonist to be fought.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Ronaldo comes face-to-face with Yamato, he asks who he is. Despite the fact that Ronaldo and his group of rioters have been causing a lot of trouble for JP's.
  • Character Death
    • In the Egalitarian route, Yamato gets crushed by the Tsuutenkaku.
    • In the Kingmaker route, Al Saiduq kills him in self-defense.
  • Child Prodigy: He has been taking college-level classes since he was 5 years old.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: In the anime, he believes in a rather twisted way that all power comes as a trial to those that are worthy of it.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Yamato becomes rather possessive of the protagonist as time goes by. Choosing a route other than his pushes him into yandere territory. In the anime, this aspect of him was turned up a notch for Hibiki.
  • Crazy-Prepared
    • He comes across like this to most of the party because of all the fallback plans Yamato has in store to fend off his enemies. When they discuss this, Yamato points out that JP's is supposed to be able to fight off any supernatural forces that come to threaten Japan. There's also the fact that he knew what was going to happen soon because the Anguished One pretty much fed his family everything through technology and intel.
    • For his battle in Ronaldo's and Daichi's routes, Yamato purposefully chose to wait and fight the protagonist in a location that allowed him to infuse himself with the power of the Dragon Stream. In a similar vein for the Anguished One's route, he will create a barrier around the protagonist's party that saps their HP and MP, while also surrounding them with demons to defeat first.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In the Egalitarian route. Yamato gets crushed under the Tsuutenkaku and first appears to simply be stuck. Upon a closer look, it's clear that his lower body half was severed from the top.
  • Cute Little Fangs: His yelling/laughing sprite sports them.
  • Decision Darts: In the Triangulum arc, Yamato spins a globe in his office and throws a dart at it to choose where his next trip will take him to.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts off seeing the protagonist as merely another pawn in his big plans, but when the protagonist shows his worth and even goes beyond what Yamato was expecting, he begins to warm up to him. If the player chooses his route, Makoto points out that he has defrosted only to the protagonist.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone is freaked out over the idea of battling him. Even Ronaldo, who is actually looking forward to fighting him, admits that it will be a very difficult one.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the Anguished One's route, Yamato attacks him after being defeated, knowing he'll be killed.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the Egalitarian route. The Tsuutenkaku breaks apart and falls, after Yamato has used too much of the Dragon Stream's power.
  • First-Name Basis: Eventually calls the protagonist by the first name. The anime does so from the beginning.
  • Four-Star Badass: The SDF follows orders from JP's without a moment's hesitation, making it reasonable to assume that Yamato has authority over the SDF as well. There are also his own forces, be they mortal or demons.
  • Friendless Background: The anime expands on Yamato's past and shows him as a young child, looking at families having fun at a festival and being reprimanded because he shouldn't concern himself with lowly, civilian things.
  • Freudian Excuse: Yamato was born into a high-ranking family and his life was decided for him immediately. He lost his parents at a young age, though he likely doesn't care much about that, and was given high expectations. Forced to being part of the elite, he was never given the opportunity to socialize with anyone his own age and on equal standing, leaving him to be unable to understand or empathize with normal people. Finally, he is expected to lay his life down for the sake of Japan, despite the people he's supposed to protect being corrupt and cowardly. It's easy to understand why he wanted a Meritocracy.
  • Glass Cannon: His parameter growth is very similar to Io and Makoto, with an equal but large emphasis on Strength and Magic. In exchange for dealing dirt, his Vitality is very low and his Agility is just as bad. However, he compensates by being the only character with a Fate-granted Physical resistance — equipping him with Anti-Most makes him resist everything non-Almighty and transforms him from this trope into a Mighty Glacier.
  • Graceful Loser: In Daichi's route, upon being defeated. He not only concedes the right to create a new world to the protagonist, but he also makes peace with Ronaldo and can be persuaded to join alongside him.
  • Half Truth: He promised to protect Kama. His memory, that is.
  • Hero Antagonist: Yamato makes it clear early on that he believes in a Darwinist Meritocracy, but remains a good guy because he has the skill and resources to keep things going in complete chaos. He does make it clear that he plans to eventually cease this and focus on his desired world. Several of the party members don't agree with his goal, but are forced to work alongside him for mutual benefit.
  • Irony
    • Yamato works for an officially recognized government organization, but wants to create a Darwinist world that has the strong win over the weak, a goal that tends to get associated with the Chaos option in other SMT games. Yet his stated intentions to follow JP's and its duty to ensure the survival of Japan is a Lawful goal. Noticeable in his battle on Ronaldo's and Daichi's routes, where his demons, Arioch and Remiel, are races that belong to the Lawful side.
    • He wants to create a world where a person's creed or age have no effect on what they can achieve and remove the tainting of positions of powers through family connections. Yet the only reason he had such a privileged upbringing and chance to prove himself is because of his family's standing and connection as founders of JP's.
    • His Meritocracy world brings the world back to the path of order that Polaris desires.
  • It's All My Fault: In the anime, he admits to Hibiki that Makoto and the Anguished One were killed by him. Although Makoto willingly gave her life so that Yamato could defeat the Anguished One. And the Anguished One tried to take Yamato with him, making his own choice. He takes the blame for things that were out of his hand.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does eventually evolve into this. Very slowly, though.
  • Kick the Dog: When the protagonist asks him about Ronaldo's missing partner, Yamato outright brags about 'disposing' of him and saying that the fool should never have thought of challenging JP's. Turns out that the man in question is alive and merely faked his death, so Yamato is either bluffing to intimidate the protagonist or he doesn't know.
  • Lack of Empathy: The party accuses him of having no emotions or compassion for the many civilians and subordinates of his that are dying and that his Meritocracy lacks the cooperation of people. But when the protagonist is talking to him one-on-one, it's clear that Yamato does have emotions, but isn't the best at expressing them well.
  • Lamarck Was Right: The ability to control the Dragon Stream has been passed down the Hotsuin line for generations.
  • The Lancer: In the Triangulum arc.
  • Last of His Kind: Near the end of the anime with Hibiki, who lampshades it.
    Hibiki: The world is just you and me.
  • Magic Knight: Like Io, Makoto, and Miyako, he favors Strength and Magic. He also has slightly more Vitality than Agility.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Towards Hibiki in the anime.
  • No Social Skills: Lacks a sense of compassion because of his way of upbringing.
  • Not So Different: In the anime to Polaris, with his view of everyone as disposable tools.
  • Not So Stoic: In the anime, he's visibly shaken by Makoto's death.
  • Only Friend: Yamato declares that the protagonist is the only one who comes close to what he might call a friend. He was also one to the Anguished One, but he'll vehemently deny it.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Chaos, his own route. Can only be persuaded to join on the Neutral route.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
    • Yamato values his subordinates that are truly useful. If they are not as useful as he'd like them to be, he'll tolerate them as not being cut out for the current crisis and simply re-assigns them to things that he knows they'll be capable of doing, instead of punishing them.
    • His view of insubordination is also surprising. He never considers the protagonist to ever be out of line, unless the player chooses a different route than Yamato's, nor any of the JP's staff that may be rifling through files and finding information against him that could only be gotten through hacking or high security clearance. He knows people will be curious and doesn't care about information leaks, as long as said leaks do not hinder their cause.
  • Ret Gone: During the Triangulum arc, this seems to have occured to him. Makoto and Miyako look for information, but nothing seems to indicate that 'Yamato Hotsuin' ever existed. Yamato was around during the initial regression, but was mortally wounded after the battle with Arcturus. Al Saiduq saved him and sent Yamato to the Astrolabe, so he could keep the protagonist's Akashic Record data safe for the next regression. With 'Yamato Hotsuin' missing from the regressed world, Canopus created Miyako to fulfill the role of 'head of the Hotsuin family'.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the anime's 11th episode. Yamato could have everyone die, including himself, by keeping the barrier up. Or he could let the barrier go and have everyone fend for themselves. He chooses the latter to fight Benetnasch personally, which results in the deaths of Airi, Jungo and Hinako. Hibiki calls him out on this.
  • Scars Are Forever: In the anime. He gets a scar on his face, yet still has it after Hibiki regresses the world.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: He has several codes that would let him release those badasses.
  • Sergeant Rock: Yamato is fully aware that some of his subordinates to not like him, but he still has their respect because he is not afraid to get his hands dirty.
  • Sociopathic Hero
    • Towards JP's. He has zero compassion for most of them, but is legitimately good at leading them.
    • It's played for tragedy in the game, too. Daichi keeps expressing shock at Yamato's sheltered life and how Daichi is glad to have had a 'normal life' instead. Yamato himself wonders what such a 'normal' life would be like, even accepting the protagonist's offer to teach him. Unfortunately, he learns this a little too late to have him change his plans for a Meritocracy.
  • Social Darwinist: Yamato wants to create a world where the strong and skilled rise in rank and prosperity and those that are incompetent or weak are left to die.
  • So Proud of You: The savvier the player chooses to react in the game, the more Yamato becomes impressed with the protagonist. Yamato even says that, if the protagonist were to usurp Yamato's position, he wouldn't mind.
  • The Stoic: He's generally calm and serious throughout the crisis.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Eventually shows this side only to the protagonist.
  • Super Speed: His Agility growth is abyssmal, but when he's fought as an enemy, he will channel the Dragon Stream and increase his speed tremendously.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: If his subordinates aren't as efficient as he'd expect, he considers it to be this.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Egalitarian route, he uses his phone to blast the protagonist out of the way of the falling Tsuutenkaku.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Takoyaki, after the protagonist introduces him to it. His love for takoyaki is even lampshaded in the Triangulum arc.
  • Tragic Monster: He's not evil or malicious by deliberate choice. The reason he is so stuck on a Meritocracy is because he was raised to become an excellent leader at the cost of a more balanced view of things and how capable humanity can be in general. Not to mention he was never taught anything about the concept of compassion, though the protagonist can help him with that.
  • Vocal Dissonance: A youthful pretty boy with a deep, commanding voice.
  • We Cannot Go On Without You: In the Triangulum arc, when going up against Arcturus. Yamato's Dragon Stream is the only thing that is capable of dealing any kind of damage to it.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending shows Yamato as continuing to be the well-respected leader of JP's.
    • The Record Breaker ending has Yamato prepare for a trip to see the world.
  • Worthy Opponent
    • Yamato claims that the protagonist would be one, if they ever were to fight on opposite sides.
    • Ronaldo considers him as one, but Yamato doesn't even acknowledge him.
  • Yandere
    • Some of the dialogue he spews to the party before battling him on any route other than his own.
      "You are the ones that corrupted him! ...that ends here. I will slit your throats and see that he comes to his senses!"
    • In the anime, Yamato tells Io that he will not let Hibiki die on him because, in his own words, "Hibiki is mine". Except he had full intended to kill Io in order to prevent Lugh from destroying everything, but as his obsession with Hibiki was made kicked up a notch, he stayed his hand a bit...
  • Younger Than They Look: Yamato is 17 years old, only a year younger than the protagonist, but he is easily mistaken to being older because of his behavior and authority. Strangely enough, though, Daichi can tell right away that Yamato is younger.

    Makoto Sako 
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Voice: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Megan Hollingshead (Game); Amy Morris (Anime)

Makoto is a member of the JP's Tokyo branch and considered the right hand of Yamato Hotsuin. She takes her duties very seriously and becomes focused on things, which had her come off as shady to the protagonist and his friends. She is highly loyal, if still stern, towards JP's and friends. Past her professional demeanor, Makoto has a softer side.


  • Action Girl: Her second appearance has her save the initial trio from Bai Suzhen, who was accidentally released, and insists on taking care of her personally.
  • Accidental Pervert: Repeatedly walks in on the protagonist while he's implied to be naked or changing in the morning.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Triangulum Arc has her easily get flustered by the protagonist's or Otome's responses to her.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Makoto used to be a synchronized swimmer and was training to make it to the Olympics, until she got into a car accident. Her shoulder was badly injured and she had to give up her dream.
  • Character Death
    • Makoto can die on the 6th day, shot by Ronaldo. Unlike other characters' death, hers is not only a matter of getting there in time or too late, but if the player chooses to side with Ronaldo during this event, they are also choosing for Makoto to die.
    • The anime has her sacrifice herself to keep Yamato safe.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: The yellow miniskirt of the JP's uniform, though she wears tights underneath.
  • Foil: To Joe. Both are the trust right-hand man of the leaders of the Meritocracy and Egalitarian route, respectively, and work alongside the protagonist for majority of the game. However, Makoto is the more stoic and serious of the two.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The Triangulum Arc has Makoto admit that she subconsciously chose a different path, and managed to avoid the accident that resulted in her having to give up her career as a swimmer. However, she still ended up joining JP's out of a desire to protect the people.
  • I Owe You My Life: To JP's, stating that working for them gave her something to do after her injury forced her to give up on her dream. The anime alters this to be leaning more towards Yamato personally.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, she sacrifices herself to protect Yamato.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: She meets many of the common traits. Bonus points for her actually unlocking Joan of Arc as a fuseable demon for maxing out her Fate Level.
  • Magic Knight: Like Io, she focuses on Strength and Magic. With a bigger emphasis on Strength.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her high Strength and Magic parameters allow her to deal damage, and she retains surprisingly decent Vitality. Her Agility is abysmally low, though.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong
    • She questions Yamato's motives and considers his way to be the wrong way to deal with situations, but remains loyal to him and JP's. Increasing her Fate Level does allow the protagonist to let her see that she can still remain loyal, while doing what she considers right in her own power.
    • The anime has her refuse to be swayed and remains loyal to Yamato, no matter what.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Chaos-aligned. Can be persuaded to join all routes.
  • Proper Tights With Skirt: Wears black tights under her miniskirt.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: She is Yamato's second-in-command and Daichi believes her to fulfill this trope.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has a massive scar on her shoulder from the car accident she was in.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the anime, she takes an attack intended for Yamato.
  • Team Mom: A stern version of this trope. She's pleased if the party members know how to take care of themselves and softens up if responsible actions are taken, but she doesn't hesitate to chew Daichi out for pulling off reckless stunts in the mere hope that it might work out.
  • Tears of Joy: The Triangulum Arc has her shed a few when she meets the protagonist and regains her memories of the previous world's cycle.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Her Fate events revolve around Makoto feeling conflicted over following Yamato's strict regime when she wants to help people. The protagonist can help her decide that she can still be loyal to Yamato, while helping those she wants to.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending shows Makoto helping a child up, and still working alongside Yamato.
    • The Record Breaker ending has her be a close friend and personal secretary to Yamato.
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    Otome Yanagiya 
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Voice: Yuka Iguchi (Japanese); Mela Lee (Game); Molly Searcy (Anime)

Otome is an expert doctor and works for the JP's Osaka branch. She's ready to do her job in the chaos, and her high spirits keep her happy, and others from losing hope. Otome is also a competent demon user. She has an adopted daughter named Koharu, a cousin that she took in, even though the added stress of her two jobs falls upon her shoulders.


  • Action Mom
    • In the Septentrione Arc, she's the adoptive mother of Koharu and kicks ass.
    • In the Triangulum Arc, the restored world meant that Koharu's parents survived and Otome never adopted her. Otome admits how empty her life feels upon remembering she had with her in the previous world. However, Koharu still calls her on Mother's Day.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Considers Neko Shogun to be adorable.
  • Character Death
    • If the player doesn't save her in time, Otome gets incinerated by Bifrons.
    • In the anime, Megrez vaporizes her off-screen.
  • Combat Medic: A young doctor fighting demons. When she's fought as an enemy, she often has healing spells at her disposal and healing her party members is a priority.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Her pink minidress is a variation.
  • Dump Stat: Has only 10 Strength at Level 99, second-worst in the party.
  • Fainting: The Triangulum Arc has her faint from anemia in her events because she's been overworking herself and not watching her health. The other party members work to take some of the load off her shoulders, so she can properly recuperate.
  • Fatal Family Photo: In the anime, she dies one episode after showing one to Io.
  • Foil: To Fumi. Both are doctors allied with JP's and have their odd little eccentricities, but they end up on opposite factions for the Meritocracy VS Egalitarian option. Otome is also a warmhearted and motherly medical doctor, compared to Fumi.
  • The Gadfly: Loves to tease the hell out of Makoto when it comes to her relationship with the protagonist. And even he's not safe, if the player flirts with her.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: When fought on the 7th Day, she spends majority of her time running around the field and healing fellow combatants.
  • Hospital Hottie: A physican at the JP's Osaka branch.
  • Hot Witch: Her parameters are geared towards magic.
  • Lethal Chef: Admits to knowing how to cut a person up with a scalpel, but not a fish.
  • Lightning Bruiser: At Level 99, she has great Magic and Vitality, and acceptable Agility.
  • Mighty Glacier: Develops very high Magic and Vitality, but her Strength is horrendous and her Agility sub-par, until very high levels. This does give her a good amount of survivability in battle and decent damage-output, once she actually gets her turn. As an enemy, she functions more as a Stone Wall because her team is difficult to damage significantly.
  • Never Found the Body: In the anime.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her daughter considers Mithra to be higher on the cuteness scale than Lakshmi
  • Order Versus Chaos: Law-aligned. Can be persuaded to join all routes.
  • The Pollyanna: Not quite as good as Joe, but she's always upbeat in the face of difficulties. She does admit to the amount of stress being a doctor, a demon fighter, and a mother can be during a world-wide crisis.
  • Shipper on Deck: Makes it a habit to playfully tease Makoto about her crush on the protagonist.
  • Shout-Out: One of her Fate Events in the Septentrione Arc is called Trauma Center.
  • The Tease: Loves teasing the protagonist, though she seems to mean it.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In the anime, she is held captive by Ronaldo's insurgents to heal his allies. The only reason she fights alongside him is because of a common goal of defeating the Septentriones.
  • Troll: She can be a better troll than Fumi.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending shows her and Koharu living peacefully.
    • The Record Breaker ending has Otome becoming a university professor alongside Fumi.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She chastises the protagonist mildly for peeping on the girls' health exam.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Claims to be good at running and sumo wrestling.

    Fumi Kanno 
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Voice: Rikako Yamaguchi (Japanese); Amanda Céline Miller (Game); Shelley Calene-Black (Anime)

Fumi works at JP's as its technical expert and head of science department. She has an all-consuming interest in computers, electronics, and experiments, caring for little else. She has a very eccentric air around her and comes across as detached from most issues. Even her thinking and reasoning process are coldly analytical.


  • Badass Bookworm: Obsessed with computers and technology, and has the strongest Magic out of any party member.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a JP's coat like a cape.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: First encountered in Osaka, when she is being controlled by Botis and hacking into the JP's servers. However, she mostly controlled and apathic, not even raising a finger when attacked by the party.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Pretty nuts, but nonetheless the best computer whiz at JP's.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Exact dimensions are unclear, but she has some Chinese lineage.
  • Cat Smile: Wears one often, with a hand near her mouth as a bemused gesture.
  • Character Death: In the anime, she realizes that she cannot escape from Benetnasch after Trumpeteer has been shot down, and accepts her imminent death.
    So, this is death?
  • Coat Cape: More noticeable in the anime and her character art, with her in-battle sprite showing it flapping along her standard moving motion.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Smacks Trumpeteer with several laptops because he refuses to help them in the battle against Benetnasch.
  • Dump Stat: Has the worst Strength growth, capping out at 9 at Level 99.
  • Fragile Speedster: Gets the highest Agility parameter in the early game, even next to Hinako, but unless she's equipped with skills to compensate her weaknesses, she can't take a hit.
  • Foil: To Otome. Both are doctors at JP's and have their own ways of teasing the party, though Fumi's comes across as a little more nasty. Fumi is also a doctor of science, more concerned with her machinery than humans.
  • For Science!: It temps her to do research, even on her enemies. But she has no time for it.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Gets really into discussing the intricacies of research and programs, complete with a happy blush and dazzled look.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has her hair in two, short pigtails that resemble a crab's pincers.
  • Glass Cannon: Her Magic growth is amazing and maxes out sooner than anyone else's, but her Vitality is incredibly low until she reaches the higher levels.
  • Hammer Space: Carries an unreasonable amount of laptops around. Somewhere on her person.
  • Hot Scientist: A scientist at the JP's Nagoya branch, though she seems to lack the emotional understanding of the implications to pull this trope off on purpose.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Somewhat sympathetic to Yamato's ideals and enough of a genius that isn't shy about disparaging those with a simpler mindset like Jungo or Daichi, but she does learn to show genuine concern for human safety in her experiments.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Wears an elegant Qipao, has a cold attitude, and is the best magic user in the party.
  • Lightning Bruiser: At Level 99, her Magic output and Agility are amazing, and she finally gains enough Vitality to not be as quick to kill as before.
  • Mad Scientist: The player can flat-out call her one.
    'That's redundant. You can't be a scientist unless you're a little bit mad.
  • Mook Maker
    • When she's fought in her mind-controlled state, Fumi keeps summoning demons near her to keep the party occupied. The second time she's fought, she only does this if one of the party members gets very close to her.
    • Fought as an enemy on the 7th Day, she keeps herself in a corner and continuously summons demons to occupy and exhaust the party. However, she has a limit here and will run out of stock, leaving her with nothing but her own two demons.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls Benetnasch simply Benny, or Bene-trash when taken into battle against it.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In the Triangulum Arc, she wants to attach electrodes to the protagonist's chest to ascertain his physical state, and can proceed to sit on his lip and struggle to open his jacket. Daichi and Io walk in at that moment and freak out, with Fumi oblivious as to why.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Chaos-sympathizer. Can be persuaded to join all routes.
  • Plot Armor: Cannot be killed or receive a death clip during the Septentrione Arc.
  • Qipao: Wears a long, white qipao, and it's a very distinct marker for her.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: If she's not talking techno talk, she'll do this.
  • She's Got Legs: Her character art shows how far her Qipao's slits go.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Has shades of this, but to a lesser extent than Keita or Yamato. Everything is done for the sake of science and she remains unfazed by things, even when everything is devolving into chaos around her. However, she is not malicious in her intent.
  • Squishy Wizard: Amazing Magic growth and the first to max it out to 40, but she focuses on nothing else prior to that. Only then will she start to put points into Agility, leaving her with very little survivability.
  • Techno Babble: Loves to talk very technically about computers, which many people cannot follow her, and she admits to finding it very boring to use extremely simple explanations.
  • Terse Talker: Her e-mails are straight to the point and full of short sentences.
  • Time-Limit Boss: When battled on Ronaldo's route, she'll try to hack the party's phones and the player receives a Game Over should she succeed.
  • Troll: Does this to others when she needs a guinea pig.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending shows Fumi doing her research on her giant computer in nature.
    • The Record Breaker ending has Fumi work as a university professor alongside Otome.

    Airi Ban 
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Voice: Kana Asumi (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (Game), Cynthia Martinez (Anime)

Airi is a first-year highschool student in Nagoya and joined that JP's branch to fight demons. She's quite fiery and comes across as harsh, but deep down cares for others. Even for her age, she has a good head on her shoulders. She had to give up on a dream of hers because of her family's financial issues.


  • A-Cup Angst: She's nowhere near an A-Cup, but she's surrounded by only buxom women.
    Mine... are... not... tiny!
  • Badass Adorable: The shortest of the cast and just as capable of taking down demons as anyone else.
  • Berserk Button: Megrez hit it in the anime, much to its displeasure.
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: Does care for her companions, outside of needing each other to survive in the demon-filled world. She doesn't admit it, similar to Keita.
  • Character Death: Exploding Dubhes cause her and Jungo's death in the anime.
  • Catchphrase: "Stupid ____!", usually said to Hinako.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Sports them during her angry portrait.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Her father left her family and she hasn't heard of him since, assuming that he's probably dead by now. Her father is Dera-Deka, a police officer that investigated JP's and chose to fake his death to keep his family safe. The player can meet Dera-Deka, who does die during the course of the Septentrione Arc. He asks the protagonist to not tell his daughter about his 'second death'.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Wears a black leather skirt.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: After preventing Kama from escaping, Airi unleashes her fury on him because he annoyed her.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her police officer father left the family years ago.
  • Fiery Redhead: Quick to anger and punches people.
  • Foil: To Keita. They are the younger and feistier members of the Osaka and Nagoya branch, respectively, and have a head-butting relationship with their partner. But Keita looks down on the weak, and Airi believes it's the duty of the strong to protect the weaker.
  • Friendless Background: A little bit arrogant, but Hinako picks up fast that Airi has no friends to visit the local Nagoya mall. It might be because she considers the people at her highschool to not be on her level or resentment for having to go to a regular highschool, rather than a special music school.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: One late Fate event of hers has her insist on staying behind to protect a concert hall she performed at, despite a crowd of demons approaching. Makoto slaps her to get her to snap out of her stance and make her leave.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Hinako. Even in the Triangulum Arc, though both admit that it means they are absolutely honest with each other, and that usually leads to the best results.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Hinako in the Triangulum Arc, where they even created an idol-duo called AiHina Stars and perform concerts.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: Used to be a pianist and took part in competitions, but she had to quit because her family couldn't afford to support it further. The Restorer ending and the Triangulum Arc have her play the piano professionally.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Overall keeps her parameters balanced, but favors Magic and Agility a bit.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a wooly pill hat.
  • Noodle Incident: Hinako mentions two in the Triangulum Arc. One involved a stalker-like fan of Airi's and the other a scarf-hanging incident. Airi refuses to let Hinako finish those stories, and was able to sense Hinako talking about the first story.
  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed, as she doesn't look that much younger. But she does get get mistaken for a middleschool student, which angers her because she's a highschool student. Even if she's just a first-year.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Law-aligned. Can be persuaded to join all routes.
  • Plot Armor: One of four characters that cannot die during the Septentrione Arc.
  • Plucky Girl: Doesn't stay sad or down-trodden for very long.
  • The Rival: Has this relationship with Hinako, and insists that she has twice the sex-appeal Hinako has.
  • Shana Clone: Feels a lot like the original in terms of personality, although Airi merely appears flat-chested compared to the others.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The shortest of the named cast.
  • Tsundere: Easily gets flustered around the protagonist and denies showing her softer side, often punching people for thinking she has one. The Triangulum Arc increases this trait, particularly when she recalls her memories.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The Restorer ending has Airi playing the piano to accompany Hinako's dancing for an audience.
    • The Record Breaker ending has Airi still performing alongside Hinako as AiHina Stars.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade-S with her super high, black stockings.

    Jungo Torii 

Jungo Torii

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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (game), Ty Mahany (anime) (English)

A young chef living in Nagoya. Simple-minded in how he views the world, he is intensely loyal towards those he considers to be his friends and abhors unneeded violence when he sees it.


  • Adorkable: Especially when he's half asleep, or fathering an injured cat, or just being friendly and offering(/pushing) chawanmushi or other bizarre foods to everyone.
  • Always Save the Girl: In the anime, Jungo has a habit of saving Airi over everyone else in the party and has prevented her death multiple times. Sadly, even in his dying moments, he tried to save Airi but failed and ends up dying with her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When not kicking demon ass, he wouldn't hurt a fly. When pissed, he's basically wrath incarnate and won't remember what happened when he was curb-stomping enemies. He does this in his intro and when defending his pet cat.
  • Berserk Button: His cat. He beats down a gang of demons with his bare hands for messing with his cat.
  • The Big Guy: Heck, even one of his unlocks is basically an expy of Daimajin.
  • Book Dumb: Names his cat Jungo because "it's the easiest name [he] can remember."
  • Character Death: If you don't save him in time, he gets stabbed to death by the mob holding Daichi hostage.
    • In the anime, he tries to rescue Airi from dozens of exploding Dubhes until they're completely cornered and killed.
  • Chef of Iron: His stats are geared towards physical attacks.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Right after you save him from getting in over his head against the rioters, he immediately takes off to go do it again because there are people in trouble that need his help. Shortly after he leaves, the team gets a Death Video about Jungo's death caused by rioters.
  • Cool Pet: He trains his cat to be a sushi chef.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Or some male variant anyway. Should you reject his desire to be friends on Saturday he'll become friends with a unsettling number of animals.
  • Dumb Is Good: He's simple, but he's also one of the most honest, loyal, and compassionate members of JP's.
  • Dumb Muscle: Jungo's strong, yes, but he's also pretty slow when it comes to anything that isn't cooking. He does say some good things, though.
  • Dump Stat: Has the worst Magic stat in the whole party, maxing out at a measly 9 at level 99.
  • Face of a Thug: Especially noticeable in the anime. His face is almost perpetually in an annoyed looking frown which, combined with his eye-covering hat and tall height, make him look very intimidating. Despite this, almost every word out of his mouth is adorably sincere and kind.
  • Foil: To Hinako. Both are the older and more laid back members of their respective branch of JPs who form a Vitriolic Best Buds duo with their partner, but while Hinako is a peppy loudmouth, Jungo is quiet and soft-spoken.
  • Funny Afro: Gets it twice during a failed experiment with Fumi.
  • Glass Cannon: At lower levels. Jungo neglects everything until strength maxes out, after which he starts to develop his Vitality and becomes a Mighty Glacier and later borderline Lightning Bruiser.
  • Genius Ditz: The Triangulum Arc has him a little more inserted into the plot. His Fate route there even has him show how good of a chef he can be to the others.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a somewhat scary looking man who loves to cook, is kind to small animals, and protects his friends.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Grows to become this with Keita by the Triangulum Arc, to the point where the appear in almost every single one of each others fate events.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: Treated as a lab rat by Fumi and smacked around by Airi. Still the friendliest guy you'll know.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: His Fate events follow his efforts at saving and caring for an injured cat. In the anime his main demon is Neko Shogun, and his restaurant is shown to be full of strays.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He ultimately ends up with great Strength and Vitality and acceptable Agility.
  • Magically Inept Fighter: The only stat he never seriously invests in is Magic. He may be a one-trick pony as a physical fighter, but he does that with incredible efficiency.
  • Mighty Glacier: After his Strength maxes out, the next stat he invests in is Vitality, going on to max that out, too. He becomes more of a Lightning Bruiser later on, thanks to his Agility ending up surprisingly decent.
  • Not So Different: He admits he and Keita are the same except about their upbringings: Jungo was looked after by his boss chef and friends while Keita grew alone.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: He doesn't specifically use it, as his punches are extremely powerful, but he always brings it. You can see the handle in his in-game character portrait.
  • Nice Hat: Just like Atsuro's, it's a floppy toque that invokes Peek-a-Bangs.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Neutrality aligned. Can be persuaded to join Law, Chaos, or the Anguished One.
  • The Quiet One: Speaks the least out of all of the cast, and tends to talk in short sentences when he does.
  • Running Gag: He really likes offering anyone his chawanmushi.
  • Third-Person Person: In Japanese.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jungo loves making and eating chawanmushi. The Triangulum Arc reveals it was the food his boss gave to him when he visited the orphanage Jungo was living in.
  • Where Are They Now: In the Septentrione Arc's Golden Ending, Jungo opens up a successful restaurant (with chawanmushi) with a little help of Keita promoting it.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, he is seen directing his own restaurant while helping promote Airi and Hina's concert.

    Keita Wakui 

Keita Wakui

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Voiced by: Fuko Saito (Japanese), Brian Beacock (game), Connor Leach (anime) (English)

A high school boxer from the city of Osaka. He prefers to work alone and is rather dismissive of other people. Despite his cold rejection of others he is all-too eager to be a demon tamer, and often runs into situations without thinking.


  • Death by Falling Over: When the Waira he doesn't notice pushes him down the stairs.
  • Defrosting Ice King: His Fate route is all about him realizing The Power of Friendship.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the anime, Keita dies in the very episode he is introduced in.
  • Dump Stat: He has a paltry 10 Magic at level 99, second-worst in the party (beating only Jungo).
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Gets called the Tsundere boxer in Record Breaker. Despite his initial dislike of it, he eventually warms up and even likes the name.
  • Face of a Thug: With a matching attitude
  • Foil: To Airi. Both are the younger, rowdier members of their respective branch of JPs who form a Vitriolic Best Buds duo with their partner, but while Airi believes it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak, Keita believes that strength is the only quality that validates a person and has little interest in helping those he sees as weak as a result.
  • Friendless Background: Because having friend will drag him down, according to him. Getting him out of this is your job.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He's a member of his school's boxing team.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Grows to become this with Jungo by the Triangulum Arc, to the point where they appear in almost all of each others fate events.
  • Hidden Depths: When performing his mind focusing training, he reveals himself to be surprisingly eloquent and excellent at reading people. The player can have him give a detailed, accurate and very flattering description of his various teammates when this happens.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: His raison d'etre.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: When he shows up out of nowhere to kill a demon that was about to attack Jungo, this is his excuse. Hinako doesn't buy it for a second.
  • Jerkass: He's abrasive, confrontational, and constantly threatens to kill anyone who tries to get close to him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is noticeably much friendlier in the Triangulum Arc; while he can still be a bit sharp-tongued, he doesn't push people away like he does in the Septentrione Arc.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His stats are geared towards Strength, while also having high Agility and above average Vitality. His major weakness however is that he doesn't invest in Magic.
  • Might Makes Right: His basic life philosophy. It need not be strength in combat, either; those strong-willed enough to stand up to bullies also earn his respect. He is also easily persuaded to join the protagonist's cause after being bested in combat.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Chaos-aligned. Can be persuaded to join Law, Neutral, or the Anguished One.
  • Parental Abandonment:
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's the shortest of the male cast and looks like a kid with those scrawny legs in those shorts, but he packs one heck of a punch.
  • Saying Too Much: In his Triangulum Fate events Keita says his inner thoughts while focusing his mind solely on dripping water.
  • Social Darwinist: Thinks the weak should die and the strong should rule, so obviously he joins Yamato's team. If you don't, he'll fight you, and then switch teams after you win on the logic that if you're that strong you must have the right idea.
  • Sociopathic Hero: He's on the side of the heroes, but he only really cares about increasing his own personal power.
  • The Unsmile: If he does smile, it borders on Psychotic Smirk.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: i.e. None, which gives him a more brutal look.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the anime, Keita is thrown down the stairs by the force of Botis's Ziodyne when he tries to save Hibiki. Instead of a long fall, he gets electrocuted to death by the blast, which is arguably worse.
  • Training from Hell: In the Triangulum arc, Ronaldo tries hard to reform Keita through really taxing exercise routines after finding out about his rebellious (if not actual benevolent) side as the "Lone Wolf of Minami". Sadly for the detective, Keita has already done those on a daily basis.
  • Tsundere: Will always show his extreme Type A nature but never a "soft" side. And no, he did NOT discover a new boxing technique because of Jungo helping him out in a fight against demons. You got a problem with that?
    • Much more prominent in the Triangulum Arc; when he threatens to 'crush' the Player Character at one point, Jungo cheerfully points out Keita has over 40 variations of the term, each with a different meaning. Keita threatens to crush Jungo, who declares it to be the 'sheepish' variation.
    • With a rework of the script in Record Breaker, the protagonist can even call him a "tsundere boxer" through a dialogue choice. This nickname proceeds to resurface at various parts of the story.
  • Where Are They Now: In the Septentrione Arc's Golden Ending, Keita manages to become a professional boxer.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, Keita still manages to become a professional boxer and is seen celebrating it in a parade.
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    Hinako Kujou 

Hinako Kujou

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Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Wendee Lee (game), Joanne Bonasso (anime) (English)

A young woman from Osaka who is studying various types of dancing styles from all over the world. She has a very upfront personality and will always come to the aid of those who are suffering or in danger, regardless of the danger posed to herself.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The white part of her outfit is simply white in the anime, as opposed to having blue floral accents like in the game.
  • Attention Whore: Minor example. She wears that outfit because she really likes getting attention from the guys, even though the weather's too cold for it. She won't change clothes, because otherwise she'd just be "another boring girl with glasses." If you peek in on the girls' physical, she's quite proud of her bust size and will later fish for compliments from the MC.
  • Bandage Babe: In the Animation.
  • The Big Guy: She is noticeably taller than most of the other characters, and this is her combat role in a nutshell.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The protagonist can play the boke in all the conversations in her Fate route, and she's perfectly happy to play along with the joke before delivering the tsukkomi.
  • Boobs of Steel: She doesn't actually have the biggest rack of the group (that honor goes to Fumi), but she is still stacked enough for the dialogue box to identify her as "buxom woman" before she introduces herself, and her stat growth focuses solely on strength and agility.
  • Character Death: Hinako averts this. She will absolutely join Daichi's route by default. In the anime, She nearly dies but shows up with a bandaged head at the end of Episode 7, much to Hibiki's relief, then she dies in Episode 11 after falling down within a large herd of Dubhes.
  • Cool Big Sis: Assumes this role not long after joining.
  • Dance Battler: She actually is a dancer, and she fights demons.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She always wears a miniskirt when she fights, and it's a miracle she somehow never gets a Panty Shot.
  • Exposed to the Elements:
    • Averted and deconstructed. She is cold in that, but she'd rather wear it anyway.
    • Hilariously lampshaded if you take Team Osaka to Mount Fuji, where it's well below freezing.
  • Foil: To Jungo. Both are the older and more laid back members of their respective branch of JPs who form a Vitriolic Best Buds duo with their partner, but while Jungo is quiet and soft-spoken, Hinako is peppy and fast-talking.
  • Fragile Speedster: Her stats focus on Strength and Agility to a greater extent than Keita, at the expense of her Vitality. She does end up slightly faster and with higher Magic than him, however.
  • Glass Cannon: Her Strength and Agility ultimately end up maxed out, but her Magic and Vitality are a bit below average.
  • Guile Hero: She grew up learning the art of haggling, and you can even compliment her for this.
  • Headbutting Heroes: Has this with Airi.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Grows to become this with Airi in the Triangulum Arc, to the point where they appear in almost all of each others fate events.
  • Hidden Depths: She deduces the Septentriones are named after stars and their number based on a handful of facts, revealing a knowledge of astronomy in the process.
  • Hot-Blooded: She calls herself "spirited", which is putting it lightly. Hinako is all about passion, whether it comes to fighting demons or shouting at street vendors for overcharging people.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: While Joe fits the general goofball Kansai stereotype better than her, she fits more into the fiery, argumentative, haggling Osaka stereotype.
  • Idiot Hero: She has the reckless tendencies of one, but that's about it.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Subverted: She gets the attention she enjoys as a talented dancer, the "special" she desires to be is someone that can actually help people during the crises occurring in Japan.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: There is no way that outfit is anything other than custom made, and it's a mystery how Hinako doesn't suffer a clothing malfunction.
    • A clothing malfunction is not weird in this spin-off, funnily enough. Why, Hinako may as well be an Expy of Haru just because of this.
  • Jumped at the Call: Given that you run into her on your first (full) ingame day, it couldn't have been long since she became a demon tamer. Nevertheless, she's already protecting people wherever she can, and she asks if she can join JP's the moment you meet her.
  • Magikarp Power: Fairly bad in battle for most of the game, with an unfocused blend of strength and magic, poor vitality and an agility stat that seems much higher than needed, but when you crack Multi-Strike, an abusively powerful move that hits all enemies multiple times based on agility (up to seven hits each), you'll find Hinako's stats are PERFECT for using this skill at devastating power, her ridiculous Agility resulting in her going first and wiping out many mobs before they can act, her magic JUST enough not to be crippled by magic hits and to spam Diarama so she can keep doing this, and Vit being a dump stat she no longer needs..... She'll go from being lackluster to being by far your best damage dealer.
  • Meganekko: Without her clothes, she fears to be just another glasses girl.
  • Meddling Parents: In the Triangulum Arc, she reveals that her traditional dancing is the only dancing her family supported until she became an idol and started doing a wide variety. Unlike Airi's situation, it seems Hinako's parents never accepted it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Very hilariously lampshaded at one point.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Neutrality aligned. Can be persuaded to join Law, Chaos, or the Anguished One.
  • Plot Armor: One of only four characters besides the player who cannot be killed off under any circumstances.
  • Plucky Girl: She develops a subtler side of this at the end of her Fate Route. When she visited her parents, she found them staring dejectedly at the rubble of their former home and dance school, but Hinako snaps them out of it because things could have gone much worse. This gets changed in the Updated Re-release by simply having Hinako stare at the rubble of her house.
  • Shipper on Deck: Towards the end of Io's event chain she and Airi try to get Io and the Protagonist alone together.
  • Stripperiffic: Lampshaded a few times. She mentions on Thursday that she's freezing (as the game takes place in late autumn/early winter), and Airi even goes so far as to call her a slut at one point.
  • Taking the Bullet: She defends Hibiki from a Merak Missile in the anime. Although she appears dead, it looks like she made it by the end of episode 4. Confirmed to have survived the fatal injuries by Episode 7.
    • In the Triangulum Arc, talking to Hinako and Ai about the shared nightmare reveals that Hinako took the first hit of Arcturus to keep Airi safe. Jumps into Senseless Sacrifice territory, as Airi died immediately after her.
  • Take Up My Sword: In the anime, she takes the dead Keita's Berserker to her arsenal of demons, making it her powerhouse.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to an SDF soldier who wouldn't leave his assigned post to help an obviously distressed civilian.
    • She's also the team member most likely to call out Yamato over his more dickish decisions.
    • She also won't hesitate to say that Yamato's meritocracy and Ronaldo's egalitarian societies are too extreme, and that the conflict between the different factions is pointless.
  • Where Are They Now: In the Septentrione Arc's Golden Ending, Hinako keeps dancing to entertain people, with Airi giving her a hand by playing the piano.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, she continues her dream of being an idol dancer with Airi.

    Yuzuru "Joe" Akie 

Yuzuru "Joe" Akie

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Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (game), Mark X. Laskowski (anime) (English)

A salaryman that the Protagonist and his friends run into shortly after witnessing Tokyo's devastation. Fond of teasing and corny wordplay, his personality is very laid back and good-natured. However, his cheery facade conceals secrets that he avoids talking about at all costs.


  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's a bit goofy, but he's actually quite good in a fight.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Crossed with Badass in Distress when he loses the ability to summon demons one level when his cellphone battery dies and you have to rescue him. The reasons he's still badass is the fact he still keeps his cool even while watching demons kill people left and right and, if he's attacked, he's still tough enough to take a lot more hits than the average civilian.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Attempts to be, with amusing results.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Self described.
  • Camp Straight: A bit obsessed with his fashion and tends to flirt with Daichi. But he has a girlfriend who he genuinely loves.
  • Character Death: If you don't save him in time, he's turned to ash by a Pyro Jack while trying to lead away civilians before Ronaldo can help him. In the anime, Megrez buds manage to vaporize him off-screen.
  • Covert Pervert: Spies on the (mostly high school aged) girls' physical exam.
  • Curtains Match The Windows
  • Demoted to Extra: He's part of your main core of friends, and will be with you throughout nearly all of the game should he not die. In the anime, however, his role is heavily reduced to a minor character, and he's a lot less involved with the story and the main characters. Most of his character is reduced to being a laid back guy with a humorous attitude, a far cry from his in game self.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He really doesn't like his real name, greatly preferring to be called Joe.
  • Fragile Speedster: For most of the game, he focuses on Agility as well as Magic about equally. Because of this, he'll almost always attack first in battle and deal high damage, but he normally doesn't have a good defense so he'll go down if he's not avoiding attacks or if he doesn't defeat his opponents beforehand.
  • Foil: To Makoto. Both are adults who act as a loyal Number Two to the leaders of the two most prominent organizations during the lock down and work alongside the main character for the majority of the game, but while Joe is childish, goofy and loves teasing people, Makoto is mature, serious and is easily teased.
  • Glass Cannon: He ultimately ends up with great Magic and Agility and acceptable Strength, but below-average Vitality.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He becomes this after his ill girlfriend dies in his Fate route, but he resolves himself to not be late for anything ever again.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Ronaldo, to the point of choosing to side with him over the people who he had been working with for almost the entirety of the story during the climax.
  • Jumped at the Call: Averted at first, as he originally had no idea what he was doing, but after you clue him in on Demon Summoning 101 he takes to it like a fish to water.
  • Malaproper: Tends to get words wrong or mispronounce them badly. Sometimes it's just rhyming slang, and one of the early dialog options with him has you point this out to Daichi and Io.
  • Moment Killer: His sense of humor tends to do this.
  • Never Found the Body: In the anime.
  • Nice Hat: Part of his Sharp-Dressed Man appeal. He doesn't take it off during the health examination despite changing his tuxedo.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls Ronaldo "Clicky" (which is a corruption and Japanese homonym of Kuriki), much to the latter's annoyance. In Record Breaker he calls him "Ronnie" instead. He calls Jungo "Jumbo" a few times and the Anguished One is "Angy". He calls the protagonist "Bunny Boy" and Yamato "Yamschnauz".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He prefers to act irresponsible, but he has moments of surprising insight.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Law sympathizer. Can be persuaded to join Neutral, Chaos, or the Anguished One. In the anime, he's already aligned with Law because his girlfriend already died sometime before Day 3.
  • The Peeping Tom: With Daichi.
    • Of the "socially invisible" variety. If you join Daichi in spying on the girls' physical, Joe speaks up at some point. He's been standing there in the open the whole time and doesn't bother lowering his voice, saying that at his age he's learned to "just fade into the shadows."
    • On the other hand, if you don't choose to spy on them, Daichi later accuses Joe of blowing it by knocking something over.
  • The Pollyanna: Rarely ever loses his upbeat demeanor.
  • Retirony: Lampshaded. He refuses to see his girlfriend one last time before the final battle of the Triangulum Arc for precisely this reason.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears an expensive, $5000 suit that he bought for work when the catastrophe hit.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: Turns out his suit belongs to Armanyo, which is apparently not a Bland-Name Product, but this. He's not very happy to find out. He later purchases a few other poorly-named counterfeits, like a diamond ring from Chiffany's.
  • Stealth Expert: Has moments of appearing to other people, when he's been there the whole time. Most noticeably if the player chooses to peep on the girls with Daichi and Joe. Joe is as good as in plain sight of the girls, but nobody notices him.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's almost always cheery, positive and nonchalant, but just like the rest of the party, he is pretty shaken after finding out how bad the situation in Japan really is. It's also made clear that he has his regrets. He tries to stay positive, however, even if his heart is not fully in it:
    Joe: Hahaha! Even if we're faking it! Whatever it takes to cheer up!
  • Where Are They Now: In the Septentrione Arc's Golden Ending, Joe is seen walking together with a woman, who is certainly his supposedly-dead girlfriend.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, Joe and his girlfriend are seen getting married.

    Ronaldo Kuriki 

Ronaldo Kuriki

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Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Cam Clarke (game), Jason Douglas (anime) (English)

A private detective who fights in the pursuit of justice. He views Yamato and JP's as evil and in the wake of Japan's devestation rallies activists against them in the city of Nagoya. His strong sense of justice often blinds him of what's more important, often driving him to commit immoral acts.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In his Fate events in the Triangulum Arc, Ronaldo worries that civilian casualties will climb too high and realizes the only way to prevent that is to enlist the help of JP's agents. The protagonist can later see him trying to persuade a JP's agent to help the civilians, even going so far as to bow his head to her. It works.
  • Anti-Villain: See Just Like Robin Hood for what he's like at first. However, he slowly shifts to a more villainous role due to He Who Fights Monsters. If you max out his Fate route he shifts back to being a more honorable person, but it doesn't change his behavior in main plot scenes at all.
  • Badass Longcoat: It's only drawn like a longcoat in the above artwork; it's just a regular-length jacket otherwise.
  • But Not Too Foreign: If the name is anything to go by, he's likely part Brazilian/Latino.
    • An artbook mentions that his mother's side of the family lives in Brazil.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: He passes out from the liquor in one piece of chocolate.
  • The Capital of Brazil Is Buenos Aires: Implied to part Brazilian, yet he speaks Spanish during one occasion, when it should be Portuguese.
  • Character Death: In Yamato's and Alcor's routes. In the anime, Megrez buds manage to vaporize him off-screen. This is even more anti-climatic than any other deaths since his was done sooner than expected during the fourth day no less...
  • Demoted to Extra: The hit the hardest by this in the anime adaptation. In game he is effectively the main human antagonist for the first 6 days, is one of the choices for Big Good status on day 7, and a important character throughout the game even if you side against him. In the anime, he is unceremoniously vaporized by Megrez on day 4, and has no lasting impact at all.
  • Determinator: Unwilling to give up or compromise no matter how bad things look, to the degree that he'd rather kill himself through Suicide by Cop in Alcor's route than to admit defeat and join you.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Alcor's route and Yamato's route.
  • Dump Stat: He has only 10 Agility at level 99, far and away the worst in the party.
  • Enemy Mine: Not long after you first fight him, he's forced to team up with JP's to fight a mutual enemy.
  • Friendly Enemy: Develops shades of this to the protagonist and Makoto, as he realizes that they're honorable people on the opposite side and questions them as to why that is. Once the protagonist encounters him outside of a battle, they decide they should pool their resources and perspectives to figure out what's really going on. This falters on Friday, and again on the Chaos and Kingmaker routes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite being a private detective and a charismatic leader, in combat he specializes in dealing heavy physical attacks.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Ronaldo's determination to bring down Yamato turns him away from his original ideals of helping the weak. This eventually culminates in an attempt to kill Makoto in order to damage JP's as much as possible. If you help him, he succeeds. If you refuse, he'll still allow you to join later on. If you reach the end of his Fate route, Ronaldo realizes what's he's been turning into and resolves to be a shield for the weak, not a sword that smites evil. After this, he is considerably more civil toward JP's, even rescuing some of their agents when they're cornered by demons. However, it is possible to see this "redemption" scene before he tries to kill Makoto...
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Joe over time, to the point of proudly (and loudly) declaring himself to be his wingman during the Triangulum Arc.
  • Honor Before Reason: He admits this outright in a conversation with Makoto, saying that her reasons for supporting JP's policies of giving food to the people who can help Japan the most (i.e. JP's) are logically sound, but that doesn't make them right. He then goes on to make a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to her, calling her out on asking the population of Japan to sacrifice themselves for the greater good (meaning "sit there and starve while we fix things") while JP's never has to make the same kind of sacrifice.
  • Hot-Blooded: It's not uncommon for him to let his emotions get the better of him at all times, especially during battle or when something important to him is discussed. He's a rare Law-oriented example for the series.
  • Irony: He's the leader of the those who have rebelled against JP's and initiates many acts that could only be called terrorism against them. He also has no qualms hacking JP's servers, stealing their files, and supporting insurrections that keep them weak, divided, and otherwise hamstrung, despite the fact they are to some extent what has kept most of what's left of Japan from coming unglued, which is textbook behavior for a member of the Chaos faction. However, the end result of what he hopes to achieve would make everything he did up to that point beyond criminal in a world governed by Law.
    • A key part of Chaos is favoring emotions over logic. Ronaldo is driven by his compassion for the people, his hatred for JP's, and his desire for revenge. These emotions also drive him to defy the ruling authorities and follow his own feelings over his duties as a detective. It might be logical to just figure out a way to negotiate with Yamato and JP's, but his passion gets in the way and causes much of the friction between the public and JP's. (The other part of that is Yamato's less-than-stellar PR abilities.) With that in mind, it's easy to forget that he's on the side of Law.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: When you first meet him, he's attacking JP's headquarters at Nagoya and stealing their supplies - but he's only doing it to feed the starving civilians. At first.
  • Knight Templar: His Fate level increases if you show him how to temper these urges so he doesn't let Revenge Before Reason cloud his judgment.
  • Large Ham: He really gets into it during battles.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He has no idea about the Septentriones or JP's' real goals until Phecda interrupts his preparations for round 2 against the party. Later, his investigations help the protagonist figure out critical information Yamato had been keeping quiet about. The anime pointedly averts the trope by making him a former member of JP's, and thus well aware of the Septentriones.
  • Mighty Glacier: His stat growth focuses on balancing nearly equal amounts of Strength and Vitality, meaning that for most of the game he has the the highest Vitality out of the entire cast (except a Vitality-centric MC) while also being able to dish out decent damage. However, he will end up as the one having the lowest Agility among the cast. (Again, barring an extremely slow MC.)
  • Never Found the Body: In the anime.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: How he kills Makoto if you don't save her.
  • One-Man Army: It is entirely possible for him to take down Phecda down by himself.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Law aligned. Will never join Chaos or the Anguished One, but can be persuaded to join the Neutral faction.
  • The Power of Friendship: A very big fan of it.
  • Private Detective: He used to be a Police Detective, before leaving and becoming a private one.
  • Rebel Leader: Against JP's.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Besides hating JP's for not providing resources to the needy, Ronaldo wants to avenge his dead partner who happened to be alive behind the scenes all the time but then ended up dying a "second" time for real if you went ahead with his event. His Fate route deals with this.
  • Say My Name: After Alcor dies in Ronaldo's route.
    Ronaldo: Alcor...! Aaaaalcoooooor...!
  • Suicide by Cop: In the Anguished One's route, he tackles and pins Alcor down with his body. Alcor responds by frying him into nothing. In Yamato's route, he tries to shoot Yamato with a blast from his cellphone. Yamato dodges it and sends a retaliatory attack at him that knocks him off a bridge and into the water.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In the anime, Ronaldo and his Demon Summoner allies all join forces with JP's by the end of Tuesday ahead of time, seeing as the Septentriones are a bigger threat. However, he states that the truce will drop after everything's over so he can deal with Yamato, whom he doesn't care in the slightest.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He does not take it well if you side with Makoto on the Sixth Day.
    • He has an even worse breakdown upon being defeated in Yamato's route.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Yes, he steals from JP's and isn't above fighting them, but he's doing it to protect the weak and civilians. While he becomes much more extreme in his actions, as the days go on, he does mean well. Even his intent to kill Makoto was to make it easier to get an Egalitarian world together, for the sake of humanity.
  • Where Are They Now: In the Septentrione Arc's Golden Ending, Ronaldo keeps actively working as a detective, pursuing criminals with the police.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, he works as a security guard for Yamato, though they seem to be on good terms.
  • X Must Not Win: He already hates Yamato intensely. When he learns of Yamato's plan to create a Meritocracy, this becomes Ronaldo's slogan for his Egalitarian world. He doesn't want Yamato to win in the race of getting to Polaris.

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    Miyako Hotsuin 

Miyako Hotsuin

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Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)

A new character added exclusively to Record Breaker.

The twin sister of Yamato, who takes her brother's place as the leader of JP's in the newly created world. She claims to have never heard Yamato's name before, and what her presence means for the new world remains to be seen...

Her true identity is eventually revealed to be Cor Caroli, a half-human/half-Triangulum construct created by Canopus, the entity that oversees existence itself as the head of the entire Administration system, in order to replace Yamato in the third world. However, despite her true nature she seeks to save humanity from the threat posed by the other Triangulum... even if it may involve sacrificing the lives of the other party members.


  • Adorkable: Whenever she's embarrassed by something, such as Daichi calling her Miyako-chan or the protagonist's more silly dialogue options.
  • All for Nothing: What the result of her plans are in the "bad ending" of the Triangulum Arc. She manages to convince the party to sacrifice themselves to make Al Saiduq a true Administrator, but he is eventually forced to step down to allow Er Rai to take up the Heavenly Throne...which then leads to the end of humanity.
  • All There in the Manual: Prior to making her debut in the Updated Re-release Miyako's only mention was a brief line in the artbook; otherwise as far as the original game and anime were concerned she never existed. This turns out to be a plot point.
  • Back Up Twin: She is Yamato's younger twin sister, and takes his place as the head of JP, and previously nobody knows about her. she's actually not his twin, more like his clone.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Barrier Warrior: She harnesses the Dragon Stream in a way that not even Yamato can, using it to imprison and weaken the power of the Triangulum. Her timely arrival is likely part of the reason the party wasn't wiped out by Arcturus whose fire attacks became even more powerful.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She appears to restrain Arcturus and allow the party to escape when it looks like it's about to kill them all just like in the last world, and again when Yamato fails to harm it sufficiently with the Dragon Stream, whereupon she lends him her power to finish the job.
  • Brother-Sister Team: When Yamato reunites and Miyako makes amends with the team. The two even get to volley insults at each other.
  • Cognizant Limbs: Cor Caroli is supported by her two huge arms.
  • Foil: To Yamato and Alcor. Like her brother, she holds firm authority over her subordinates, but in contrast, she actually values everybody equally. And like Alcor, she's a Sword who only mankind's best interests in mind, but where he would let humans make their own fate unless asked for help, she would have her own hidden schemes that she would pursue to the very end, even if the humans are not interested.
  • Glass Cannon: Has high Magic and Strength, but relatively lacking Vitality and Agility.
  • invoked Good Bad Bugs: Metaphorically speaking. She's what happens when the computer system that runs reality gets confused while creating a Triangulum and a substitute Yamato. Furthermore, once Yamato starts existing again, she worries her own existence will start glitching things up. She's right, but fortunately, this turns out to be key to beating a bunch of Invincible Minor Minions and ultimately the Big Bad itself.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Looks shockingly similar to Yamato, to the point that the protagonist can ask if she's just Yamato in drag, only her hair is darker and with a more lavender tone to it. Her personality has some differences to Yamato, though.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She wields some kind of saber in addition to her whip, and often channels her magic through it.
  • Human Aliens: She's a half-Triangulum entity known as Cor Caroli and a half-human.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Unlike every other alien being, even Alcor, her Triangulum form still has many (albeit twisted) human features.
  • Humans Are Special: What makes her extremely different from Yamato is her adoration for humanity and her will to protect it. Is totally willing to sacrifice the main party if it means many will survive.
  • It Can Think: She could have easily become a fourth murderous member of the Triangulum had it not been for Yamato indirectly hiding in the Astrolabe and forcing Canopus to replace his empty spot by creating her. Her nurturing in the Hotsuin family was all she thought was her reality until Al Saiduq appeared to her and revealed her past... and despite the revelations, she nevertheless fights for humanity's survival.
  • I Want Them Alive: Her idea for dealing with the Triangulum is to knock them around and then capture them instead of killing them. Fortunately for her, she has the ability to do so. Unfortunately for everyone else, she doesn't take being questioned about this well.
  • Magic Knight: Her stat growths differ from Yamato's, as she puts more emphasis on Magic and balances Strength and Vitality.
  • The Missingno.: In-Universe. She exists because Yamato was hidden from Canopus' view, which caused a glitch in reality that combined her with Cor Caroli. That shouldn't have happened, and led to further universe-breaking glitches that prove key to the plot.
  • The Needs of the Many: Her guiding principle, although she can be as harsh as Yamato in putting it into practice.
  • One-Winged Angel: After being defeated as a human, she assumes her monstrous Cor Caroli form.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Following the game's concept that is heavily based on Evangelion and numerous Evangelion expies in the game, she's the expy of Rei. Let's see, short pale hair with unnatural hair color, pale skin, unnatural eye color, protagonist's love interest, initially looks cold then develops more emotion as the story progresses (she's not that emotionless to begin with, but still, she ticks that box), is actually the 4th Triangulum and half-human, later rebels against her creator and original kin, has a strong connection to the antagonist... Yep, definitely a Rei Expy.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her main method in saving people is by sacrificing the few to save the many without their full consent. This ideology is what caused Al Saiduq to protest about her plan to sacrifice the main party (leading to his capture) to fix the world against the Triangulum threat.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: On the surface she's a lot more personable than Yamato was.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Putting aside her Half Identical Twin nature, her "angry/annoyed" character portrait depicts her with the same stance and expression that Yamato had for that same emotion.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Even though she believes that it's impossible to gain anything without sacrificing something else and is a Triangulum herself, her end goal is to protect mankind.
  • Where Are They Now: In the Golden Ending, if her Fate level has been raised to 5, she manages to reincarnate as a young schoolgirl the main trio bumps into and quickly reconnect as friends.
  • Whip It Good: When she isn't using her sword to channel the power of the Dragon Stream, she likes to grab a whip and let it snap at people. Especially Daichi.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Part of the female JP's uniform, a Grade A through yellow boots.
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