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    Mangetsu 

Mangetsu Kohinata

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An ordinary high school student who suddenly finds herself in the middle of the Granbelm tournament. She has no particular talents or aspirations, so she tries to be as helpful and friendly as possible to make up for it. Her Armanox is White Lily.


  • Ambiguously Lesbian: The friendship between Shingetsu and herself has hints of this, along with her Mecha being named "White Lily", a symbol of the Yuri Genre.
  • Break the Cutie: The reveal in Episode 9/10 that she is nothing more than a doll does this to her.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: In spite of her inexplicable powerful magic, she is plagued by a sense of unworthiness thanks to not having any previous connection to the magic world or even a wish to be granted at the end of the battle. In a moment of self-awareness in Episode 8, she explains to Shingetsu that her burden is having nothing on her shoulders.
  • Decoy Protagonist: While the story might be introduced from her perspective and position her as a Stock Shoujo Heroine, Granbelm is actually about Shingetsu, and Mangetsu eventually focuses on encouraging the former to stick to her goals and remove magic from the world.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Being a Ridiculously Average Guy, Mangetsu wants nothing more than achieve something with her life. Before the start of the series she had settled with preparing free lunchboxes for her classmates so she could get the feeling she was useful to everyone, but after meeting Shingetsu she instead decides to participate in Granbelm to help her win.
  • Empty Shell: She sees herself as this because she has never possessed any desires of her own. Shingetsu disagrees.
  • Heroic BSoD: She suffers one in Episode 10, after finding out about the Awful Truth and that she is slowly becoming Ret Gone.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: White Lily can create a sword of blue energy.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her reason for joining Granbelm is that she feels that she is nothing more than a background character who doesn't matter to anybody, so she wants to become someone unique and special.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Suishou at the end of Episode 9. It doesn't kill her or incapacitate White Lily, but the damage causes the magic holding her existence together to start falling apart, revealing the Awful Truth to her.
  • Jumped at the Call: Despite not knowing anything about magic, Mangetsu is ultimately eager to join Granbelm because she doesn't have any particular talents, and so finally having something that she might be good at excites her. She tells Shingetsu that she knows that if she passed up this chance, she would regret it for the rest of her life.
  • Laser Blade: White Lily has one. Crosses into BFS territory in some occasions where Mangetsu lets all her magical power loose (intentionally or not), which is how she defeat Rosa and Nene.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Shingetsu's Dark, which is even reflected by their Armanox. She is openly friendly, kindhearted and more optimistic than her friend. Fittingly, her name means Full Moon, while Shingetsu is New Moon.
  • Light Is Good: Zigzagged. Her White Lily is, naturally, white-colored and uses white and blue-colored energy, but after her Superpowered Evil Side power up it's debatable how good she's supposed to be.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "Full Moon."
  • More Than Meets the Eye: Nene discovers a very large magical reading coming from Mangetsu and figures out she's a doll created by Magiaconatus to be Shingetsu's friend.
  • Nice Girl: Very friendly and polite.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Introduced as a painfully average girl high-school student who doesn't have many friends, but is still nice to everyone in school and is just trying to feel a bit special. She gets involved in a magical tournament with no warning because she has latent powers she never knew she had, and decides do keep fighting in it even though she is a normal girl with nothing to put at stake. Ultimately played in a much darker way than usual, when the Awful Truth justifies this trope: she is a doll created by Magiaconatus to be Shingetsu's friend. She is a high-school student because Shingetsu also is, has immense magical power so she can help her win, and is so ordinary because she was created to be nothing but Shingetsu's ally.
  • Outside-Context Problem: She is this for everyone else in Granbelm. Someone joining the battle long after it started is already weird enough. That said person didn't even know magic existed changes the situation from "weird" to "shouldn't even be possible".
  • Pink Means Feminine: Mangetsu is the most girlish of the main girls and she has pink hair.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite her personal issues and the truths she confronts during the series, she ultimately pulls herself together and stays positive. Even when she knows her existence will disappear, she realises she's still left an impact on the people around her, and decides to spent what time she has left living her life to the fullest.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Gender-Flipped and Deconstructed. Being so impossibly average has led her to develop a big inferiority complex. She explains to Shingetsu that she used to be isolated in school, not because someone was bullying her, but because she just naturally slipped away from everyone’s mind. Her current Rose-Haired Sweetie persona is something she deliberately cultivated to escape that situation.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair and is incredibly kinhdearted toward everyone she knows.
  • Stepford Smiler: She's a kind, sweet and selfless girl, but she also feels like she doesn't matter to anybody, and that she has nothing in her life. It's why she's so eager to join Granbelm and what also fuels her Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Stock Shoujo Heroine: She is the main character of the series who is an Ordinary High-School Student and a Rose-Haired Sweetie. She has confidence issues but is a very nice person and willing to put others before herself. The plot starts when she meets a "cooler" character and a significant part of the series is dedicated to them helping each other with their issues.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: She unleashes one in Episode 5 when she's about to lose to Nene, using it to deliver a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and destroy Ji Guan Long. The magic crests in Mangetsu's eyes turn black, while White Lily gets eye patterns on its shoulder and its blue Laser Blade turns black.
  • Supreme Chef: Subverted. She thinks that her classmates asking for more of her lunchboxes is a sign that she has become this, but they just enjoy lunching for free. Everyone who eats her food says that it tastes average, like everything else about her.
  • Taking the Bullet: Takes a hit meant for Kuon at the end of Episode 9. It ends up being the trigger for the revelation that she is a doll created with magic.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Mangetsu is actually an Artificial Human created by Magiaconatus because Shingetsu wanted a friend, explaining her existential despair, her immense magical power despite coming out of nowhere, and her desire to help Shingetsu win.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.

    Shingetsu 

Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami

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Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki

A mysterious young woman who moved back to Japan from Germany in order to compete in Granbelm. Although she is initially opposed to Mangetsu entering Granbelm, she teams up with her and teaches her how to fight. Her Armanox is Viola Katze.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: A classic example of this trope, although she's always very kind toward Mangetsu.
  • Animal Motifs: Has a bit of a cat theme. Her ARMANOX's name translates into "Purple Cat" as well as looking a bit like a feline. This goes even further with official merchandise portraying her in a black cat kigurumi.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Her Viola Katze has a long, pointy tail. She uses this to finish Anna for good.
  • Born Winner: According to Anna's mother, Shingetsu is loved by Magiaconatus, the source of all magic, which makes her an extremely powerful mage.
  • Broken Ace: She is a Born Winner who can use magic far better than most remaining mages in the modern world, but she hates her own talent because it caused her childhood friend to grow homicidally jealous of her. She left the Fugo family because she thought it would be the best for them, even though she feels lonely living by herself. She only grows more broken as the plot progresses, as she discovers that Magiaconatus didn't only grant her great magical powers, but has been actively manipulating her life to mold her into a fitting successor for all the magic in the world. This includes killing her biological family, ruining her relationship with her step-family, and creating Mangetsu just to be her friend.
  • Byronic Heroine: In spite of being born in a family of mages, she thinks humans shouldn't have access to something as powerful as magic, and aims to rid the world of the remaining magic. She has a strong drive to make this wish come true, but is also a sensitive person who is hurt when she sees other people suffering during her battles. She is cunning and perceptive, but prone to isolating herself and only opens up and exposes her real feelings after much insistence from Mangetsu.
  • The Chosen One: Being magic's loved one, Shingetsu was chosen since birth by Magiaconatus to win Granbelm, and all the misfortune she went through in her life was part of a set of trials to test her resolve and determination.
  • Cool Mask: In battle, she wears a purple ninja-like mask.
  • Create Your Own Villain: She is partially responsible for Anna's descent into villainy, by keeping silent about the real reason behind her leaving Anna's family. When she finally tries to undo the damage, she ends up making things worse.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her Viola Katze is dark-themed and she's shown using shadow magic, but she's a very kind person.
  • Does Not Like Magic: Even though she's a mage, she doesn't believe that humans should have something as powerful as magic. She eventually reveals to Mangetsu that the reason why she wants to win Granbelm and become the Princeps is so that she can finally put an end to magic for good.
  • God Was My Copilot: A dark take. The Magiaconatus, which contains all the magic in the world, had already decided long ago that it wants Shingetsu to be the next Princeps mage. It's been manipulating her life all along, giving her immense powers and screwing up her relationships to prepare for her role, while also "loving" her enough that it dreamed up an Artificial Human to give her a friend when she was lonely. Even Granbelm is just window dressing, and she's intended to win.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Mangetsu's Light, which is even reflected by their Armanox. She is the most serious and reserved of the two, and has a more cynical view of their situation thanks to her backstory. Fittingly, her name means New Moon, while Mangetsu is Full Moon.
  • Living Forever Is No Big Deal: Shingetsu's ultimate fate. Getting rid of the magic made her presence unstable and due to her being the Princeps Mage, she cannot die and is pretty much cursed to live Forever Alone.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "New Moon", contrasting with Mangetsu.
  • Minor Living Alone: It seems she has been living all by herself since she left Anna's family.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her Viola Katze is equipped with a pair of gunblades.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: To say she didn't react well when she discovered Anna disappeared from existence after she defeated her would be a huge understatement. It's implied she spent most of the night crying before reaching out for Mangetsu.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers to Mangetsu's school in the second episode.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • In the past she secretly helped Anna perform a technique that Anna's mother and grandmother couldn't do, because she wanted Anna to be happy. This unfortunately led to Anna believing she had far more magical talent than she actually did, which meant that when Shingetsu and Anna's mother told her she could not beat Shingetsu she started to believe her family valued Shingetsu more than her. Since the truth was kept hidden from her out of love, her anger and instability kept growing, culminating in her Ax-Crazy personality in the present.
    • In Episode 6, she decides to tell Anna the truth, because she believes that the situation will only get worse otherwise. While this seems to work at first, it turns out later that Anna has gone through a Sanity Slippage and almost killed her mother to steal the magical stone of their family, so it actually made things worse.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's the longest hair among the participants of Granbelm, going past her back.
  • Troubled, but Cute: An adorable high-school student with a constant internal struggle over her broken relationship with her former friend and the contradiction between her talent and her objectives.
  • Willfully Weak: She never fought Anna seriously, as she preferred to make her former friend give up fighting by showing the difference in their strengths instead of actually defeating her. She finally decides to give her all to stop Anna after the girl goes through a Sanity Slippage, and manages to defeat her even with the massive boost Anna received from the magic stone of her family.
  • Worf Had the Flu: She doesn't fare well in the battle of Episodes 9/10, due to Viola Katze not having fully recovered from their last duel with Anna.
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    Anna 

Anna Fugo

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Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

A proud mage and former friend of Shingetsu's who is descended from one of Europe's most powerful Mage families. She has a hatred for Shingetsu that borders on madness. Her Armanox is Aconite Gris.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: While she may have been a sadistic and mentally unstable psychopath, her final defeat at the hands of Shingetsu at the end of Episode 7 is shown to be agonizing, combined with her Big "NO!" and the Solemn Ending Theme "Scenery" playing in the background. Even more so after the next episode reveals that she was Ret Gone after her defeat.
  • An Axe to Grind: The main weapon of Aconite Gris.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: It seems the only strategizing she ever does is thinking of new ways to defeat Shingetsu. And you can be sure that when her new plan fails, she will just keep attacking until her Armanox can't fight anymore.
  • Ax-Crazy: She is constantly angry and violent. Also, literally, since she even uses axes as her signature weapons, and even attacks Shingetsu with one in episode 6.
  • Big "NO!": When she's finally defeated in Episode 7.
  • Berserk Button: Just seeing Shingetsu is enough to send Anna into a fiery rage, to the point where Shingetsu, Mangetsu and Kuon draw up their battle plan to account for Anna immediately gunning for Shingetsu.
  • Burning with Anger: Her rage towards Shingetsu is high enough to make her body temperature rise up. She even drops a ton of ice in her bath to cool down, or her bath becomes hot enough to boil and bubble.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Pretty much every scene with her.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She will not accept being called a weak mage in any way, shape, or form, and that includes receiving sympathy from the girl she wants to defeat more than anyone.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Her Embers attack sends out smaller copies of her Aconite Gris to attack her enemies.
  • Evil Redhead: She is a Fiery Redhead whose fire burns for all the wrong reasons: Jealousy, hatred and an massive inferiority complex.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Just look at some of the other tropes in her page. Intentionally or not, this woman makes a spectacle out of herself whenever she fights.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has both the fiery personality and fire-themed magic to go with her flaming red hair. Hearing Shingetsu's name literally causes her bathwater to boil with her rage.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Discovering she never had any talent for magic and was only able to perform a great feat of magic because Shingetsu was secretly helping her destroys what little remained of her sanity.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her mother and younger sister adore Shingetsu, to the point where they plan on adopting her into their family. This fills Anna with murderous hatred.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Her final defeat is sealed when she is pierced by Viola Katze's pointy tail.
  • Laughing Mad: In The Stinger for Episode 6 and during her final fight with Shingetsu in the following episode.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Played for Drama in perhaps the worst way possible. As it turns out, despite all the magic she can do, Anna had very weak magic in comparison to others and could barely qualify as a proper mage, with her performing a technique that both her mother and grandmother couldn't do only being possible due to unseen help from Shingetsu. Both Shingetsu and her mother kept that fact from her for years out of their love for her, not realizing that their methods of doing so (calling her weak and saying that she'll never beat Shingetsu) were backfiring, causing Anna to think that not only did her family value Shingetsu more than her (and earn the latter her ever-growing scorn), but that they didn't know that she pulled off the technique. Once they did reveal the truth to her, she ended up suffering a massive Sanity Slippage as a result. Then just when it seems like she would accept her fate and reconcile with Shingetsu... cue The Stinger, where not only does she nearly kill her own mother, but her hatred for Shingetsu being the chosen one while she's the cursed one is now ramped Up to Eleven.
  • No Indoor Voice: Though there are some moments where she sometimes talks normally, most of her more memorable scenes always involve her screaming, usually at Shingetsu.
  • Playing with Fire: The Fugo family magic can control temperature, which Anna's Aconite Gris uses to manipulate fire. Aconite Renata has even greater mastery over temperature and can freely control both fire and ice.
  • Ret Gone: After her defeat at Shingetsu's hands, she disappears from the world and all records of her existence are modified, including memories. Only Mangetsu, Shingetsu, Suishou and Kuon remember her, as they were still participating in the Granbelm.
  • The Reveal: One is given to her in episode 6, when she insists that she's looked down upon and that her own mother seems to favor Shingetsu over herself. Then she finds out the truth from both Shingetsu and her mother regarding her magical abilities, and falls into a state of shock for a few moments. She congratulates Shingetsu at first, but The Stinger at the end of the episode shows her stealing the family crystal after attempting to kill her own mother by slitting her wrists as she slept.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Her one-sided grudge with Shingetsu increasingly engulfs her mind in such burning madness that she eventually become willing to toss everything she already had, including herself, away as fuel for that fire if it could be used to scorch and make Shingetsu suffer immensely as a direct result form it.
  • Sanity Slippage: She was never completely stable to begin with, but The Stinger in Episode 6 shows her Laughing Mad after stealing the magic stone of her family and almost killing her own mother. By the next episode, she has seemingly decided she lives only to make Shingetsu suffer, and has stopped caring about everything else.
  • Say My Name: Her battle dialogue is about half composed of ERNESTAAAAAAAAAA!!! at any given time.
  • Screaming Warrior: Once the monthly battle starts, Anna's volume only gets higher and higher.
  • Slasher Smile: In The Stinger for Episode 6 she gives the biggest and creepiest smile of her life.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": An early trailer called her "Anna Hugo," but later promo material, the official subs, and merchandise all say "Anna Fugo."
  • Tears of Blood: In her last fight, likely because she is using magic way beyond what her body can handle.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the worst way possible. Stealing the Fugo family's old magical stone allowed her to perform enormous magic feats she would never be able to do before, but it came at the cost of her sanity and a huge strain to her body. Her Armanox is also reborn into Aconite Renata.
  • Tragic Villain: Despite her ferocious and unstable nature, her story ultimately boils down to that of a once nice child greatly overestimating herself due to being Locked Out of the Loop and losing her mind from misunderstanding her family's intentions. Her fate is very tragic too, being erased from existence and replaced so that only those present in the battle remember her.
  • The Unfettered: She will surpass and defeat Shingetsu, consequences and the opinion of her family be damned. She almost committed matricide for that.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Played With. While she will chase Shingetsu to the corners of Earth to defeat her, her rage is anything but Unstoppable, and she loses their duels every time. This changes once she steals the magic stone of her family, gaining huge powers that allow her to corner Shingetsu and damn near destroy Viola Katze. She still loses in the end, but her rage undoubtedly spread much destruction.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The flashbacks show she used to be much nicer and calmer as a child and even had a close friendship with Shingetsu.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In Episode 6 when Suishou betrays her and later when she finds out the truth about herself from Shingetsu and her mother.
  • We Used to Be Friends: A flashback of Anna and Shingetsu as children shows that they used to be very close, a bond which was obviously shattered before the present day.
  • Yandere: Combine We Used to Be Friends with her current Ax-Crazy, and you can see she has become one of these toward Shingetsu. The preview at the end of episode 6 confirms this, stating that her obsession is born in large part from her old attachment and wanting to be acknowledged.

    Nene 

Nene Rin

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Voiced by: Yurika Kubo

A mage who hails from Hong Kong and fights with the help of her two sisters, Nana and Mimi. Although she's an adult, her childlike body has caused her to be assigned to a middle school. Her Armanox is Ji Guan Long.


  • Anime Chinese Girl: She and her family are from Hong Kong, and she fights using Feng Shui. When Nene decides to stop hiding and take on White Lily head to head, she controls her Armonox using martial arts moves.
  • Beam Spam: Her new strategy to win Granbelm, which she created with the help of her sisters: instead of sniping her rivals one by one, she shoots her magical energy to the sky and has it rain down on the entire field. As many times as needed.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Mangetsu defeats her, she approaches her and Shingetsu, and tries to get to know them better formally. Though her hopes were dashed, she still wished to see whoever became the Witch at the end.
  • Gamer Chick: Nene and her two sisters treat the whole battle like a video game, complete with detailed stats on the mechs involved. In episode 4, she stays up late playing something similar to Tetris.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite her Armonox's specialty being hiding and fighting from long range, Nene hates playing dirty and eventually reveals her identity to Mangetsu, Shingetsu and Kuon. It's also the reason why she transforms Ji Guan Long into a close-range mode, though she would've defeated White Lily if not for its Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Her Ji Guan Long is shaped like a dragon's head. It later transforms into a full dragon with bladed arms.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Her Ji Guan Long's specialty is long range magic, so her strategy is to find a place to hide and rain magic down on everyone else. It can also transform into a close-range fighter that still retains its powerful laser attacks.
  • Minor Living Alone: Subverted. Kibou thinks she is this, but Nene is really an adult like she claims.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's really in her late teens to early twenties, but her body is that of a middle schooler's and she was placed into a middle school when she moved to Japan. It's implied that this is due to magic.
  • Parental Abandonment: Mangetsu briefly sees one of Nene's final memories of her mother in episode 6 and 7. She is seen leaving Nene with another girl presumed to be from her new family. She then asks Nene what a mage is, and suggests she's talking to the wrong person, after having taught Nene some basics of a mage but also warning her not to abuse it due to the dangers it could bring.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Thanks to her stunted growth, she is the smallest mage in the cast, much to her frustration.

    Suishou 

Suishou Hakamada

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Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

A carefree mage who allies herself with Anna. She is apparently a descendant of a very minor mage family. Her Armanox is Drosela Nocturne. Spoiler-heavy, steer clear of this section if you aren't caught up.


  • Ambiguously Human: She reveals she's not human when she walks off Kuon's attempt to stab her, and from then on starts displaying Reality Warping levels of magic in real life.
  • Attack Drones: One of the many tricks she keeps hidden for most of the series: Drosela Nocturne can create a seemingly infinite amount of crystal-shaped drones that she uses to attack her enemies from every direction.
  • Ax-Crazy: Underneath her seemingly cheerful and friendly demeanor, she's an even bigger psychopath than Anna, especially in Episode 12.
  • Beam Spam: Nene could do this too, but Suishou takes it Up to Eleven. When she starts fighting with all she has, she covers the scenery with her Attack Drones and shoots beams from every single one of them.
  • Big Bad: After Anna's Ret Gone, Suishou takes the role of main antagonist, and reveals herself to be far more evil than Anna ever was.
  • Break Them by Talking: Most of her "Reason You Suck" Speeches consists of these.
  • Cute and Psycho: She shows a sadistic side of herself when she takes a fight seriously.
  • Energy Absorption: Drosela Nocturne has the ability to absorb magic. It's used against her by the Tsuchimikado sisters, with Shisui planting a seal to stop it from releasing the energy and Kuon activating it during their fight, causing Drosela Nocturne to overload. Sadly when Kuon tries to finish her off with her sister's knife Suishou turns the tables and kills Kuon anyway.
  • Enigmatic Minion: She prefers to fight other mages rather than assisting Anna, and when Anna turns out to not be the strong ally she looks like, Suishou drops all pretense of respect. It's implied that Anna only got as far as she did thanks to Suishou's help anyway since Anna is very weak at the start of the series.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Mangetsu. Mangetsu is an inexperienced mage, but also friendly, loyal, and more than willing to help Shingetsu win Granbelm at her expense. Suishou, meanwhile, is secretly an immensely powerful mage, but also deceptive, traitorous and ultimately reveals her main motive to become Princeps is because she feels she deserves it more than Shingetsu, who the Magiaconatus itself has chosen already. There is also the fact that neither she nor Mangetsu are human.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She is all smiles and speaks in a friendly tone, but doesn't even try to disguise how she looks down on all the other competitors.
  • Final Boss: In-Universe and out. Magiaconatus told her to defeat every other mage in the tournament to prove that a human could never be worthy of receiving all magic in the world, but has never given her the magic either, instead keeping her around for the next Granbelm. It's all but openly stated Suishou's role is to be another test to be surpassed by the mage chosen by Magiaconatus. And indeed she turns out to be the final opponent Shingetsu must defeat in the series.
  • Forceful Kiss: Gives one to Kuon as she starts manipulating her feelings. It's not even clear if the kiss was necessary for anything, but what is clear is that for Suishou, the more confused and distressed Kuon feels, the better.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Turns out that Granbelm is a no-win situation for her. Magiaconatus promised her that if she can prove that no human is fit to become Princeps, she will be the one to receive all magic in the world. Unfortunately, it clearly has no intention of fulfilling his end of the deal, as Suishou has already won the tournament several times and the only reward she got was to wait for the next one to start. For a thousand years. No wonder she is so crazy in the present.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Suishou and Drosela Nocturne clearly aren't fighting at their full capacity at the beginning of the series, opting to use long range attacks. When Kuon begins to overpower her, she then has her Armanox jettison its robe and reveal the armored machine underneath, and unleashes a scythe and the ability to absorb magic.
  • In the Hood: The design of Drosela Nocturne evokes a hooded mage, fitting for the Enigmatic Minion.
  • Jerkass: She is very cruel, and enjoys mocking Kuon over her sister's curse, Anna over not being able to beat Shingetsu come episode 6, and Mangetsu over her being a doll.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the story definitely had dark and serious moments before, especially Episode 7, once Suishou becomes the main villain it quickly started descending into much darker territory.
  • Laughing Mad: At the end of Episode 12, upon killing Mangetsu.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is 1000 years old, thanks to Magiaconatus keeping her around to test mages in Granbelm ever since all magic on Earth was sealed.
  • One Handed Is Cool: Unlike the others, she controls her Armonox with just one hand only.
  • Out-Gambitted: She thought she had succeeded in manipulating Shisui into giving up the tournament and allowing her soul to be devoured, when in reality Shisui was setting a trap for Kuon to activate when Suishou went after her. Not that it mattered anyway, since even though Suishou didn't see it coming her inhuman nature allowed her to survive and win at the end.
  • Perpetual Smiler: A smug smile is her normal expression. If it disappears, chances are that it's because she switched to Slasher Smile.
  • Psycho Lesbian: By her own admission, she cursed Kuon's sister because she likes the Tsuchimikado siblings. The way she confronts Kuon after giving her a Forceful Kiss in Episode 8 can only be called seductive. She attempts to coax Mangetsu into a kiss as well.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Has been the secret final boss of Granbelm for the past thousand years, undefeated and increasingly resentful at Magiaconatus for using her this way instead of letting her become Princeps.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives these to Anna, Kuon, Mangetsu, and Shingetsu. Each time she hits them in the weakest corners of their hearts, bringing to the surface their worst insecurities.
  • Sanity Slippage: She wasn't always the psychopath we met in the present. After spending a millennia fighting in Granbelm over and over and never being deemed worthy of becoming Princeps no matter how many mages she defeated, she snapped and became the monster she is now.
  • Screaming Warrior: During her final battle with Mangetsu and Shingetsu, when she finally releases her pent-up emotions. She only gets louder when Mangetsu denies her cynical view of humanity and insists on continuing the fight no matter what Suishou does.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: In the first episode she runs for the hills after Shingetsu incapacitates Anna, leaving Rosa alone.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her main weapon for close combat, which she keeps hidden until Kuon forces her to get serious.
  • Slasher Smile: The first sign that she is much crazier than she looks is her flashing this type of smile to Anna as she bluntly informs her that she is abandoning her. She starts smiling this way more often during the last couple of episodes as she reaches her Villainous Breakdown.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: She enjoys emotionally tormenting others and abandons them once they've hit rock bottom and have no fun left to give her, hence her turning on Anna once she's seen her spirit crushed.
  • The Starscream: From the start it was obvious she didn't care about Anna, as she mostly ignored her orders or followed them in the most half-hearted way. By Episode 6 she openly betrays Anna, outright telling her she's done being her disciple. Anna tries to slap her, only Suishou to grab her hand and flip her on her back while giving her a Slasher Smile.
  • Troll: Suishou isn't just a strong fighter; a major part of her strategy is that she riles her enemies up and toys with their emotions for her own amusement.
  • Villains Never Lie: She starts dropping revelations about Granbelm near the end, both for exposition, and also to taunt Shingetsu and Mangetsu about her power, by showing how she's operating at a higher level of the tournament than they are.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Come Episode 12, she completely drops the Faux Affably Evil facade and starts screaming and ranting at Shingetsu and Mangetsu.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally blue in her case.

    Rosa 

Rosa

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Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki

A young mage who allies herself with Anna. She is extremely proud and confident in her ability. Her Armanox is Crest Anthurium.


  • Advertised Extra: In spite of promotional material, the opening and the ending seemingly portraying her as being of equal relevance to the anime as the other girls, she is defeated by the newly-awakened White Lily in the first episode, and has no impact on the plot besides giving Mangetsu her first fight. She does return in episode 8, replacing Anna as the new older sister of the Fugo family.
  • Blow You Away: She has wind-based powers and her Armonox can summon owl-shaped familiars.
  • The Bus Came Back: A rather sad example. After Anna gets Ret Gone, Rosa takes her place as the older sister of the Fugo family, even in pictures of the past. That's her first appearance since Anna threw her out of the mansion in the second episode.
  • Starter Villain: The first opponent Mangetsu faces off against.
  • Stripperific: Her magical outfiit consists of a bra with a hoodie over it.

    Kuon 

Kuon Tsuchimikado

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Voiced by: Manaka Iwami

A quiet young mage who has just awakened to her Armonox. She fights for the sake of her bedridden sister. Her Armanox is Setsgets Baika.


  • Break the Cutie: Suishou's mind games slowly take their toll on her psyche, and she almost breaks when she starts believing her older sister thought she was a burden. She recovers when she discovers that in reality, her sister was counting on her taking her place in Granbelm and prepared a trap to help her defeat Suishou.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Her Setsgets Baika wields a pair of pink fans made of energy.
  • Enemy Mine: She decides to form an alliance with Shingetsu and Mangetsu in order to take down Nene.
  • Kill the Cutie: She is a quiet, but kind girl who is nice to her opponents and has arguably the most sympathetic motivation for participating out of all the combatants. Suishou kills her in Episode 10 by stabbing her with her own sister's sword, causing her to be erased from existence.
  • Minor Living Alone: She lives alone with her comatose sister. It's later revealed this is because she had to run away from people who wanted to use their magic.
  • Mystical White Hair: She and her sister have white hair, which is a nice way to identify them as a family of mages.
  • Nice Girl: She is kind to Mangetsu and Shingetsu despite them being enemies and has arguably the most selfless wish among the combatants.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She is very calm and rational, as evidenced by her approaching two of her rivals and proposing a temporary alliance with them. So when we see her attempting to attack Suishou with a knife outside of Granbelm, in broad daylight, we know she is not okay.
  • Ret Gone: Like Anna, after Suishou kills her with her sister's sword, she is erased from existence. This does, however, mean that her sister is no longer comatose.
  • Super Senses: She has superb hearing senses, which allows to dodge attacks with ease and lets her sense a mage's magic.
  • Super Speed: Setsgets Baika is the fastest ARMANOX by a large margin.
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