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Crimson Vow

An all-female adventuring brigade, composed of the protagonists. They are quite possibly one of the strongest groups in the entire world, in spite of being several decades younger and less experienced than most other parties and adventurer guilds.
  • Amazon Brigade: One of the rare all female parties, their example and a certain incident related in a bonus chapter in the manga starts a new trend of more women only parties.
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  • Combat Pragmatist: All three have a tendency to be rather practical in combat. They often use nonlethal attacks that are almost guaranteed to put their opponents to their knees, such as clouds of water filled with high-concentration capsaicin (the compound that makes food spicy), but they have no problem killing anyone if they think it's necessary.
  • Interclass Friendship: Played With. At the start of the story, the Crimson Vow have wildly different social statuses but circumstances made them equal. Mile was the daughter of a Viscount but was on the run from her family, Mavis is the daughter of a Count who ran away from home, Pauline was the child of a rich merchant's household who had no access to the family's wealth and Reina was the daughter of a poor peddler. However as they resolve their various situations, Mile is technically the Viscountess Ascham, Mavis is a noble in good standing, Pauline's mother now runs the family business but Reina remains the orphan of a peddler.
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    Mile/Adele von Ascham/Kurihara Misato 
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Just a "normal, average, unremarkable" girl

Voiced by: Azumi Waki (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English)

Misato Kurihara, an intelligent girl who wasn't able to make any friends due to her abilities was killed by a truck after saving a little girl. She soon learns that she is given a chance to be reborn in a fantasy world with her memories intact by a person who claims to be 'God' and offers her an abilities to live in the next world. “Please, make my abilities average!” is what she says.

Reborn as the noble Adele von Ascham, she soon realizes that "God" granted her wish by setting her strength between the weak and the strong monsters by granting her half of the power of an Elder Dragon, which is 6800 times more powerful than an average human. After many incidents occurred, she soon takes the alias 'Mile' and attend the Hunter's Prep School, where she met with Reina, Mavis and Pauline to form the Crimson Vow.


  • The Ace: She was this in her previous life, but the result being a lack of friends, something she wished for. Played for Laughs in her second life where she's just good at everything, her friends becomes exasperated when she trries to lie her way out, say "It's a family secret technique".
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Due to her ditzy nature, she oftentimes is unaware of the amazing things she does. Some examples include accidentally revealing her father's murderous plot to usurp the Ascham name, and getting justice for her murdered biological mother and paternal grandfather; creating an entirely new class of ridiculously effective barrier spells that make anything she protects with it invincible, purely out of desperation; and revolutionizing magic through her understanding of the exact workings of the nanomachines, rather than the flawed methods the natives have developed.
  • A-Cup Angst: Any time she faces an enemy, they will either compliment or insult her for her lack of breasts. Curbstomp Battle ensues.
  • Adorkable: Academically brilliant, terminally cute and hopelessly nerdy. Not only does she have poor social skills, but she also has typically otaku hobbies.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute preteen who can put up a good fight against an Elder Dragon. Amazingly even she specialized in magic, she's very good in swordsmanship without even trying (which leads her to using a magic sword).
  • Bag of Holding: A variation. Though Mile usually accesses it from the front pockets of her clothes, she's actually accessing a pocket in some alternate dimension using her magic. The natives have their own version, called "Storage Magic", but it works on different principles and is vastly inferior to Mile's; most notably, her pocket dimensions have no concept of time or mass, so nothing decays or deteriorates over time and anything of any size and weight can be shoved in no problem (especially useful for carcasses or food), and it's basically infinite, to boot.
    • It should be noted that this becomes a frequent plot-point for Mile, and an illustration of how ridiculously overpowered she is. For context, any mage that can use storage magic is instantly bumped up to C rank, ignoring several years worth of necessary experience and training; are highly valued by merchants, adventuring parties, and militaries alike, to the point where you don't need to do anything else but be a magical porter; and while the best mages are limited to about two tonnes worth of cargo, Mile can place as much as she likes, and doesn't even need to worry about decay or deterioration!
  • Berserk Button: Calling her flat-chested in the anime will force her to use her real power to knock you out.
    • In the light novel, she has a major issue with "bad writing", even in real life. If a situation ends in a Deus ex Machina, she'll rant until hoarse.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mile is very nice and sweet, and more polite than most due to remembering her Japanese Politeness, but if she feels it appropriate she will not hesitate to crush those that anger her. Especially if you harm her friends or treat her as an item.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To the point where her friends from Eckland Academy have even developed an "Adele Simulator" by which they could predict her actions almost perfectly by lowering intelligence, fully separating from common sense, and increasing carelessness by a factor of five.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She has little defense against the really cute, especially if it goes into Moe tropes. When she encounters a five-year-old Cat Girl watching the desk at an inn, she becomes borderline obsessed. Of course, she's not the only one, as the other girls are just as eager to play with the cutie and while her father tells them not to use cat toys and such to get her attention, he also lets slip that he's confirmed they don't work.
  • The Ditz: She may be smart, but she has absolutely no common sense, and some poor social skills beside. Fitting for someone who spent almost all of her life on a pedestal.
  • Dysfunction Junction: In her new life, her father had her mother and grandfather killed so he could usurp the viscount title. Then, he hid away, brought in a mistress and her daughter as his new wife and child, and proceeded to neglect and bully Mile until she was old enough to be shipped off to Eckland Academy. She eventually had to leave the academy and take on the identity of the Hunter 'Mile' to avoid being killed, when her identity was revealed.
  • God in Human Form: She pretends to be one after she accidentally creates an entirely new class of super-powerful magic in a blind panic.
  • Gone Horribly Right: After saving a little child from the wrath of royal soldiers and the third princess Morela (and concocting a convoluted "secretly being used as the vessel of a Goddess" ruse as a consequence), Adele inadvertently attracts the King of Brandel's attention. He intends to make said princess befriend her without any scandals, but Adele somehow manages to lie to the messenger (who wasn't at the incident) that it was her step-sister Prissy instead, and then proceeds to flee Eckland to avoid her family's wrath. When Prissy and the Viscount Ascham appear at the royal court, however, both the eyewitnesses and another Noble family familiar with House Ascham quickly realize Prissy is not Adele, and thanks to her mysterious, suspicious disappearance from Eckland Academy just days earlier, the Count Vischam's murderous usurping of the house are finally revealed. The king arrests him, Adele's stepmother and stepsister, and with all other heirs dead or in jail, Adele unintentionally becomes the only heir to the Ascham family, and the royal family spend years trying to find her still.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She was always extraordinary in her previous life and as a result couldn't get close to others. She pretty much always just wanted to be like everyone else, and desperately wants to be normal in this new life.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The main motivation behind her desire for normalcy; she feels that her abnormally exceptional looks and skills are the reason she was unable to make friends, so she figures that if she could become a normal girl she could make friends on her own. Unfortunately due to the "God's" Loophole Abuse...
  • Magic Knight: She's just as stupidly overpowered magically as she is physically, which lets her fulfill any role in the party, and fight effectively at any range. She prefers to use magic, and has it as her explicit specialization, though.
  • Mystical White Hair: As befitting her absurdly OP stats, and her tendency to revolutionize and create entirely new magic (frequently by accident), she has silver-white hair.
  • Otaku Girl: As Misato her primary hobbies were anime, manga, books and video games.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Specifically Japanese otaku culture. Often references various manga, anime and tokusatsu in both narration and speech. Of course for the latter no one else catches the references.
  • Pungeonmaster: Especially in her narration in the light novel, Mile makes a lot of puns when she speaks too. In the anime, this is sometimes translated into a Visual Pun to make it more recognizable.
  • Running Gag: Whenever she says something anachronistic, her friends will question it and she'll hastily says "it's a secret family technique"
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: She's a rare female example which lampshades and parodies this trope. Being an overachieving student who is burdened with high expectations in the real world, upon performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save the life of a little girl from being struck by a truck, Misato meets God and is given the chance to reincarnate. However Misato requests in her next life she be as average as possible. But the Creator's idea of 'average' has her reincarnated as Adele, a girl with power that is exactly half of the highest possible value, which is still still massively overpowered compared to everyone else.
  • The Strategist: Of the Crimson Vow. Her friends are astounded that despite being as air-headed as she is, Mile is rock solid when it comes to battle tactics.
  • Tranquil Fury: Mile is described as having three levels of anger. With minor anger she can be loud and violent, but when she's truly furious she suddenly goes quiet and seemingly emotionless. And then if her fury is brought even further to an absolute desperate rage she lets everything burst out at once.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: It's only because of her absurd physical strength and speed that she's a threat in close combat. Any experienced swordsman will quickly see she lacks finesse, and doesn't even understand the finer points of melee combat like feinting, stances, and footwork, but she sure as hell doesn't need them. No shortage of them have expressed dismay that Mile wants to focus on her explicit specialization, magic.
  • Wrong Context Magic: In a number of ways, but the biggest recurring example is her "storage magic." For everyone else, this type of magic consumes a lot of energy and has strict volume/mass limitations; hers does not, and anything she puts in storage remains frozen in time until she retrieves it. Casually stockpiling dozens of gigantic lizard corpses for long periods of time without them rotting away is not remotely possible for anyone else. This is apparently because she isn't really using storage magic at all—she secretly calls it a "loot box"—but accessing dimensional pockets where the concept of time and space are completely non-existent.

     Reina 

Voiced by: Sora Tokui (Japanese), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English)

Also known as Crimson Reina, she is a mage specializing in fire magic. She was born to a traveling merchant, and became a hunter at an early age, giving her the most practical knowledge and experience amongst the Crimson Vow party members. She has a signature fire spell called Crimson Hellfire. Despite being fifteen years old at the start of the series, she is assumed to be a similar age to Mile, the youngest member of their group, due to her height and appearance which is a source of anger for her.


  • A-Cup Angst: She's very sensitive about her small stature and flat chest. She often keeps Mile around just to look a bit bigger by contrast.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not call Reina a child or treat her like one (unless you're an older woman who's saved her life).
    • Bandits too sometimes press Reina's Berserk Button because both her father and a hunter party that took her in were killed by bandits.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She doesn't like the fact that Marcela and her friends used to be so close to Mile/Adele. Sometimes she keeps Mile close to make herself look older by comparison, but she also keeps her around a lot out of jealousy.
  • Fiery Redhead: Fire magic aside and hair colour aside, she has quite the temper.
  • Trauma Button: In the anime, witnessing Adele being "killed" by bandits triggers traumatic memories of her father's death, and the first time she's ever killed a human being.
  • Tsundere: Mile calls her as much in their first meeting in the anime, where Reina claims it's not like she would care if Mile accidentally stumbles into the incredibly dangerous slums, she just happened to warn her that time.
  • Meaningful Rename: As "Crimson Reina". This was not done as a reference to her red hair or mastery of flame magic. Rather it was to honor the hunter party, the Crimson Lightning, that took her in after her father was killed.

     Mavis von Austien 

Voiced by: Fumiko Uchimura (Japanese), Claire Corlett (English)

The official leader of the Crimson Vow (although it is always Reina that does the actual "leading"), a swordswoman of noble birth. After running away from home in the hopes of becoming a knight, she met the other members of the Crimson Vow at the Hunters' Prep School and helped to form the party. She is tall and has an androgynous appearance, making her popular with other girls.


  • Adorkable: While generally calm and collected in the midst of the party's usual absurdities, she has her moments when she breaks this to adorable effect, such as Mile using her for a Fastball Special against a wyvern, or in the anime, excitedly chopping an entire tree into neat sections like meatloaf to test the fancy new sword Mile has forged for her.
  • Bifauxnen: An androgynous beauty that could be mistaken for a handsome young man. In the anime, Mile initially refers to her as "Onee-niisan!" Explanation 
  • Breast Plate: Her chest armour consists of two separate metal cups like a bra, joined together by her cleavage.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Draws admiring glances and sighs from other women due to her looks, gentle character and knightly manner.
  • I Have Brothers: Her father, an Earl with an illustrious military career, and her three older brothers also becoming distinguished military officers inspired her to become a knight just like them. Her brothers are notably displeased with this decision.
  • Important Haircut: She used to have long, flowing hair and generally look like a gentle, feminine princess, until she ran away from home to try to become a knight—and also escape her overprotective and overly-affectionate brothers.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Her ambition in life, and how she always tries to act.
  • Prone to Tears: Despite being the tomboy of the group, she's very emotional.

     Pauline 

Voiced by: Masumi Tazawa (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (English)

A mage specializing in healing and water magic, she is the daughter of a merchant and the resident bookkeeper of the Crimson Vow. Despite her miserly manner, she typically has a gentle appearance and demeanor but is known to show fits of rage when provoked.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Played with to the point of Running Gag. Poor Pauline nearly gets left behind by her party in two separate incidents. Even in the dramatic personae of the light novels, she is often placed on a different page from the rest of the Crimson Vow.
  • Berserk Button: She's very easily angered by dirty business practices.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: On the surface she's a quiet, sweet, motherly girl who's always eager to help. But when mad she is eager to torture. When in the Hunter school's final examination her opponent questioned the school's standards for accepting her friends, she immediately shouted "Shut the hell up you flat-chested BITCH!" before launching a furious onslaught that quickly crushed the B-rank mage.
  • Guile Heroine: Is the go-to girl in the Crimson Vow for deception, trickery and manipulation.
  • Intrepid Merchant's Daughter: Pauline is the one who often sees the profit motive and is willing to go to some length to make a quick copper.
  • Money Fetish: Generally Played for Laughs. Pauline is the one most concerned about money and her favorite hobby is counting the coins in the party's stash.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: She looks like a sweet and soft-spoken person , but she'd rather torture people than kill them, and she clearly enjoys seeing her enemies in pain. On the positive side, this leads her to strongly favor pain-inducing attacks, such as when she fought a powerful demon by quietly casting a blast of wind to carry large amounts of capsaicin directly into his rectum, while desperately stifling her laughter.

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Eckland Academy

The Wonder Trio

Adele's three closest friends from Eckland Academy, who end up becoming three of the most powerful and skilled magic users of the school after tutoring from her. After Adele is forced to run away from the school, they train and figure out a way to try to find her again.


  • Bodyguard Babes: After she and the others sign up to become Hunters, their primary training focus is on pretending to be the handmaidens or close relatives of female nobles, to protect them from threats, whilst also being totally unassuming and able to accompany them to private areas like the bathroom.
  • I Will Find You: Months after Adele's abrupt disappearance and taking on the name "Mile," they're still running their Adele Simulator to figure out the best way to try to reunite with her again. It's explicitly stated none of them planned to become Hunters, until they realized that would be what Adele would mostly likely do to earn a living.
  • Secret Keeper: As a promise to Adele, they kept their promise to everyone about the secret behind their incredible magic casting techniques, and later, Adele's "Goddess" stunt with the Third Princess Morena.

     Marcela 

Voiced by: Maki Kawase

The third daughter of a baron and a friend of Adele's. At first she intends to teach Adele a lesson for being popular with Monika and Aureana. But once they learn of Adele's sad past and get to her know her better, they become close friends. Along with Monika and Aureana, after learning more of Adele and Adele teaching her the proper way of magic, they soon becomes Eckland Academy's Wonder Trio.


  • Alpha Bitch: Tries to be one in front of Adele when they first interact, but drops it when she discovers Adele barely has any clothes, finds a bone in her desk drawer and assumed she was chewing on it to stave off hunger (it was actually to feed a stray cat), and learning of her highly dysfunctional family background.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime, Marcela appears as a Nendoroid doll before being introduced on screen.
  • Mega Twintails: She has incredibly impressive hair, reaching nearly down to the floor whilst still retaining their voluminous, drill-like shape, and being noticeably wider than her body is.
  • Tsundere: Though she likes to act like the high, mighty noble who's only very reluctantly obliging Adele's wishes and providing for some of her needs, she considers her a very beloved friend.

     Monika 

Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno

The daughter of a merchant and a friend of Adele's. Along with Marcela and Aureana, after learning more of Adele and Adele teaching her the proper way of magic, they soon becomes Eckland Academy's Wonder Trio.

     Aureana 

Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō

A commoner attending Eckland Academy on scholarship and a friend of Adele's. Along with Marcela and Monika, after learning more of Adele and Adele teaching her the proper way of magic, they soon form Eckland Academy's Wonder Trio.


  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Although Marcela makes most of the decisions, Aureana is the real brains behind the Wonder Trio. She subtly guides her friends to take the best available options.

Other Students

    Kelvin 
One of the most talented students of Eckland Academy in the fields of physical prowess and combat arts... until Adele/Mile came along, at least, and accidentally dethroned him, and becomes her rival instead.
  • The Ace: As mentioned above, he was Eckland Academy's most talented and powerful knight candidate before Adele came along.
  • Affair? Blame the Bastard: Subverted. Though he is the youngest son of his father Baron Bellium's's illegitimate children, he was loved and accepted like his legitimate children all the same. It was only due to financial issues and political reasons that he was not sent to the more prestigious Ardleigh Academy, like the first three Bellium children, and his sister.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "Was your passion for self improvement up until now really something you yourself wished for? Or is it something you reluctantly forced yourself to do to protect the pride of the title 'Baron’s fifth son'?"
  • Berserk Button: He does not appreciate anyone holding back against him in combat.
  • Broken Ace: His being so consistently, effortlessly outclassed by Adele does not do wonders for his self-esteem. He may still become a formidable knight or hunter in the future, but it means little to him if he can't even meet his rival on an even playing field.
  • Comically Lopsided Rivalry: One of the very first people Adele accidentally, consistently, obliviously outclasses, much to his chagrin. It gets to the point where the staff unsucessfully try to lecture Adele about the "fragility of a man's heart."
  • Determinator: After his disastrous first sparring match with Adele, he had a rematch with her once a month for the entire year and two months she studies at Eckland.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After already accidentally defeating him once in their first sparring match, Adele holds back and tries to let him win with an easy blow to her side. Kelvin sees right through the attempt and makes it clear he would have preferred to have been honestly overwhelmingly defeated than earn a hollow victory.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Is on the receiving end from Adele. In part:
    "... And even if you managed to beat me, a girl who doesn’t even aim at being something like a knight, where would that leave you? What would you tell them at the knight examination? 'I dedicated the entire three years of my school life to beating a girl that works at a bakery. That girl is now learning how to be a good housewife and mother.'"
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has absolutely no qualms with going all-out against Adele/Mile. Unfortunately, his best won't be nearly enough, which is a major sore spot for him.

Family

House Ascham

Adele/Mile's family, composed of her deceased mother and grandfather, alongside her father, Viscount Ascham, and her stepfamily, an unnammed Stepmother, and Prissy, their daughter and Adele's stepsister.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Viscount Ascham, Adele's biological father, arranged for the "mysterious death by bandits" of the previous Viscount Ascham, Adele's maternal grandfather, and his own wife, Adele's mother and Ascham by blood. He then proceeded to remarry, abuse and neglect Adele, and try to make it out that his second daughter Prissy is the true heir of House Ascham.
  • The Un-Favourite: Adele, as seen by her father and his second wife.

House Austien

Mavis' family, composed of the Earl Austien, and her three older brothers, all of whom are proud knights of their country.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: The Earl Austien and his three sons are all esteemed knights and officers in their country's army
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Much to Mavis chagrin, her three older brothers are very insistent on stepping in to protect her, even if she's more than capable of defending her own life or honour. It should also be mentioned that their motivations are not entirely innocent.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Mavis' three brothers are all a little too overprotective and adoring of their beloved younger sister, and the Japanese text explicitly calls them siscons. note  Mavis seems more annoyed than disgusted by this, and it's all Played for Laughs.
  • Papa Wolf: Earl Austien. If anyone harms Mavis, he do anything to protect her or go after the ones who harmed her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Part of the Earl Austien's great love for Mavis is because she strongly resembles her mother. Whether or not she's still alive is never clarified.

Others

     Nanomachines & Nano 

Voiced by: Wataru Hatano

The nanomachines created by the "gods" to enact the world's pseudo-magic. They harbor a collective consciousness along with individual will, and are able to communicate with individuals with sufficient authorization. In the light novels they only communicate with Mile via sound, in the manga they create a small robot-like image to represent themselves to her, and in the anime they create an image of a cute animal through which to communicate, dubbed "Nano". Due to Mile's high authorization note  and the rarity of actually being addressed directly, they are often quick and eager to please, and occasionally show signs of displeasure when not employed frequently, going far beyond their instructions to prove their worth.


  • Invisible to Normals: Apparently Nano and other nano-machine controllers are only visible to individuals of exceptional magical capability.
  • Mentor Mascot: Nano frequently delivers necessary exposition to the audience, along with having the appearance of a cute, fuzzy animal. As revealed in episode 5 that Mile was responsible; she wanted either Pikachu or Kerberos/Kero, but since she couldn't transmit the exact images from her past life, she could only attempt to describe them as best as she could, and the nanomachines approximated as best as their capabilities allowed them. This cross between both designs was the result.
  • Mr. Exposition: As mentioned above, Nano explains certain elements of the world, like how Mile's power level compares to the most other humans.
  • We Are as Mayflies: In a sense. The nanomachines, individually and collectively, live on for eons. As such, they have proven quite happy to show special attention to individual humans at Mile's request (such as listening carefully to one girl's weak thoughts to enhance her magic), as this would be an entertaining change of pace and would last an instant in their view of things.

     Lenny 

Voiced by: Hiyori Kono (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)

The innkeeper's daughter in the Kingdom of Tils.


  • Hidden Buxom: To the point where both Mile and Reina are shocked. It's particularly notable as she's assumed to not be much older than Mile, who's around 12.

     Dr. Clairia 

An elf scholar the heroes rescue (along with several other people) while infiltrating a beastman camp.


  • Actually, That's My Assistant: Mile initially mistakes her for the guild master's daughter; after his actual daughter makes herself known, Mile then assumes Clairia must be the professor's assistant. Her assistant turns out to be the forty-something man Mile thought was the professor.
  • My Name Is ???: Because she hasn't been introduced yet, the art at the beginning of book 4 of her camping with the main characters (all of whom have their names written next to them) labels her as "???."
  • Our Elves Are Better: Noted to have stronger senses (smell, anyway) and magic just by virtue of being an elf.
  • Pointy Ears: Averted. The narration specifically points out that elves in this world don't have pointy ears.
  • Put on a Bus: Inverted; at the end of book 4, the Crimson Vow goes off on a long journey, not realizing she wanted to come with them.
  • Vague Age: Elves, as per tradition, live extremely long lives and don't show it; even the narrator doesn't know how old she is, saying only that she's "several times, or even tens of times" her apparent age of about 15.

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