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    Yoshifumi Nitta 
Voiced by: Yoshiki Nakajima (JP), Jarrod Greene (EN)
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The protagonist of the story. A member of the Ashikawa group of the Oudou faction of yakuza who takes an esper child, Hina, under his care. Enjoys cleaning, being reliable, and collecting rare porcelain vases.


  • Aloof Big Brother: To Mika. He left her alone with their mom and seems unable to stand her. Given Mika's personality, his attitude is probably the right one.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He always wears a suit. He is also believed to be a total badass so he ends up giving this impression.
  • Boyfriend-Blocking Dad: Zig Zagged. Even though Anzu isn't his adopted daughter, he wishes she was and tries to be a father figure to her. His reaction to thinking Anzu has a suitor is declaring he must erase that guy from existence. Funnily enough, Nitta is perfectly fine with the idea of his actual adopted daughter Hina getting a boyfriend.
  • Broken Pedestal: Since her father is quite unreliable, Hitomi starts looking up to Nitta as her ideal father figure. At the end of Chapter 74, after Nitta says the only girl he wants for a daughter is Anzu, Hitomi realized that there was no such thing as a perfect parent and vowed to be nicer to her own father.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor poor Nitta, if he isn't suffering physically he will suffer financially.
  • The Corrupter: Nitta tries to corrupt Anzu after she comes to stay with him for a couple days, feeling that she is just too nice for a kid for it to be genuine. In the end not only does he fail, he ends up enjoying his time with Anzu so much that he calls it a Father's Utopia.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is naturally black; he dyes it blond to show he's a yakuza.
  • Determinator: Several times he asks Hina to use him for battle even when he is injured or extremely ill. There is also the whole deal about surpassing Hitomi's company as a consultant firm.
  • Disappeared Dad: Nitta's father is dead.
  • Doting Parent: He acts like an overly adoring father when it comes to Anzu, even though she's not even under his care.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Throughout the series, Nitta becomes a Living Legend of the underground world because of the great feats on his name. Hina was the one behind all those and Nitta isn't even the type of guy fit to be a yakuza.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Mika's foolish. Nitta is a responsible adult who does his job, takes care of his home and adopted daughter. In sharp contrast, his sister Mika just slacks off and drinks beer all day long.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: He is a pretty nice guy for a yakuza.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite his reputation as a dreaded, bloodthirsty yakuza, Nitta is possibly the nicest and most harmless man you could ever meet. In fact, once a reporter wanted to do a documentary about him and was so disappointed by the way Nitta really is that he manipulated the footage to portray Nitta as the monster everyone thinks he is.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Early in the series, Nitta is smitten with Utako who keeps blowing him off every time. After she makes clear she won't date a single father, Nitta gives up on her and soon comes to question why he was attracted to her in the first place.
  • House Husband: He isn't married nor Hina's actual father, but otherwise fits the role perfectly. He does all the housework and takes care of all of Hina's needs. In fact, he was trained since childhood for the role because his father died and both his mother and younger sister left all the house chores to him.
  • Hypocrite: For all of his complaining about Hina not being as responsible as Anzu, Nitta is oblivious to the fact that it is partially because of his own parenting that led to Hina becoming a Spoiled Brat.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: After the time skip, he actively tries to stay away from the yakuza lifestyle and live like an ordinary single father in a nice neighborhood. Unfortunately, his fellow yakuza won't let it happen.
  • Irony:
    • At the start of the series, part of the conflict was Nitta resisting his newfound role as Hina's father because he still wants to enjoy his bachelor lifestyle. Post-time skip, Nitta is now desperately trying to achieve a more domesticated and peaceful lifestyle, but all the outside characters keep dragging him back into craziness.
    • Nitta's obsession with trying to get Anzu to view him as a father-figure. He's oblivious to the fact that Hina and Hitomi both already do, but also that his obsessive doting over Anzu ultimately turns her off, and she ends up respecting Sabu more.
  • Large Ham: Became surprisingly hammy while being affected by the forced fasting.
  • Last-Name Basis: Nitta with most people who know him; his mother's the only one to call him Yoshifumi.
  • Licking the Blade: When Hina is playing People Puppets with him, she makes him do this because of all the yakuza videogames she played. Hina goes overboard with it and makes him lick the blade like a maniac, freaking everyone out.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Nitta is an unofficial House Husband and despite being a yakuza, he would never hurt anyone. His sister Mika, on the other hand, is a Lad-ette who drinks and punches people for fun. Not to mention Hina is headed that way too, with her more masculine choice of clothing and tomboyish interests going into adulthood.
  • Mistaken for Badass: All his badass deeds are actually feats from Hina's psychokinesis.
  • Not So Above It All: Sometimes got rather exasperated by how doting Oyabun could be towards Hina to the point of ignoring yakuza duties, ignoring that he's as crazy as him when it comes to Anzu.
  • Number Two: He becomes the Kashira or second-in-command of the Ashikawa-gumi after Oyabun retires.
  • Only Sane Man: He's one of the characters with most common sense. Although that's relatively speaking; he has his own quirks such as his obsession with vases and later, his doting over Anzu.
  • Parental Substitute:
    • He quickly becomes a father figure and guardian to Hina, although he sort of has no choice because he doesn't want her to cause troubles with her powers. If he could choose, he would exchange Hina for Anzu any day.
    • Subverted with Hitomi. For a while, Hitomi wanted Nitta to be a surrogate father to her because he finds him way more reliable than her Bumbling Dad. That is until Nitta's obsession with making Anzu his daughter makes Hitomi realize the perfect father figure doesn't exist.
  • Rank Up: After Oyabun's retirement, Nitta eventually gets promoted to Kashira of his yakuza group.
  • Real Men Can Cook: He's an excellent cook.
  • Red Baron: He's called the "Monster of the Heisei Era" for being the most infamous yakuza ever seen in this time, although this is the result of Hina and other misunderstandings.
  • Refusal of the Call: Nitta doesn't want anything to do with crazy stuff like the espers and the Bad Future with the civil war, which makes him feel relieved when Haru's video doesn't show him playing a role in the war against espers. It takes Hitomi almost sending him to ruin for him to agree to help change the future.
  • The Reliable One: He is a very reliable guy, for his family, Hina, and the yakuza.
  • Scars are Forever: Has a small scar on his forehead. It was given to him by Naitou when he forgot to light his cigarette.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Legends of his evil and violent deeds spread in the criminal world. Nitta tends to play along with this.
  • Stacy's Mom: A male example. Nitta's adopted daughter's friend and former classmate Hitomi develops a crush on him because despite his faults, he is the most reliable adult she knows. Eventually, even the usually clueless Hina picks up on Hitomi's crush (to Hitomi's shock and embarrassment). Hina doesn't mind a girl of her same age has a crush on her father, but she does tell Hitomi she should keep in mind the big age gap between a 16-year-old girl and an adult man. Meanwhile, Nitta has no idea of how Hitomi feels about him.
  • Straight Man: For Hina's antics most of the time, though he is pretty good at just rolling with the situation.
  • Supreme Chef: Everything he cooks is delicious. Once Hina starts giving her lunches to kids in school, Nitta's food becomes so popular that Hina starts a reservation list for bento requests.
  • Sycophantic Servant: After Hitomi threatens to ruin his life if he doesn't change her future, Nitta declares himself her mindless servant and starts calling her his "liege".
  • Tattooed Crook: A member of the yakuza, and has two big yakuza tats on each shoulder (which're omitted in the anime).
  • Why Are You Not My Son?: Nitta comes to consider the well-behaved Anzu to be the perfect daughter, especially when put next to Hina. After the timeskip, Nitta tries to act like Anzu's father every chance he gets, even though she has caring adopted parents of her own.

    Hina 
Voiced by: Takako Tanaka (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)
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Co-protagonist. An esper little girl of incredible power that comes from the future.


  • The Ace: The strongest esper by far.
  • Apathetic Student: Even though she wanted to go to school, Hina only sleeps in class all day and often gets zeros in her tests because she finds studying too much of a bother. She initially refuses to go to high school because the food of the cafeteria is "too cold" and when she does go, she interrupts the class to heat up her bento's rice. When outright asked by her teacher, Hina bluntly proclaims that she goes to class for no reason other than lunch.
  • Artificial Human: She was cloned from an unknown person with the ESP gene.
  • Asleep in Class: It seems she only goes to school to take naps in class. By the time she goes to video game development college, she still hasn't gotten over this problem, but she's at least trying to stay awake in class.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Notably, she wants to be an actress (or at least wanted before the timeskip) but her deadpan expression made her efforts terrible. She's gotten a way better grasp on it when she either works on it hard enough or does it for a job.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She likes Nitta because he doesn't order her around.
  • Big Eater: Most of Nitta's money goes to just keeping her fed, and woe to anyone who gets in the way of her and a meal.
  • Big Man on Campus: Her high school homeroom teacher discovers, to her surprise, that Hina is popular with pretty much everyone. The boys interact with her easily, the girls don't mind having her in their cliques, and Hina is able to befriend (or at least get along with) anyone regardless of the school/class hierarchy.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: She's the bluenette of the esper girls, with Anzu as the blonde and Mao as the redhead.
  • Book Dumb: Not very smart. She tends to get the lowest grades in classes (cause she's always sleeping in class), and her academic level is on par with Anzu, who never attended a school in the first place.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's a textbook example at the beginning of the series. After randomly landing on Nitta's apartment, Hina immediately demands Nitta to buy her anything she wants, deliberately chooses the most expensive stuff and threatens to use her psychic powers to break his furniture or his body if he doesn't do as she says. She gets a bit better over time, but she never completely grows out of her bratty ways.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She may not be book smart, but she's incredibly attuned to her psychic powers and given enough practice is able to pull off some amazing feats with them and do so in a way she can understand (i.e. gaming and pop culture). In addition, while she doesn't quite understand certain concepts, she can still use her powers to work around them. It's just that she can't be assed to do it on a regular basis.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: She's all but officially Nitta's daughter, but she never stops calling him Nitta. This is pointed out by Nitta post-timeskip, when he complains the one time Hina has called him 'Papa' was part of a service at a café. The trope is also inverted, as it seems that Nitta doesn't usually refer to Hina as his daughter, but she's way more visibly happy when he does so.
  • Chaste Hero: Hina is super dense when it comes to romance because she has next to no interest in anything but food and video games. Sayo is baffled that Hina has felt no attraction to Hitoshi despite how desperately he pines for her. It's not until the very last chapter that Hina implies she might consider start dating after Hitoshi confesses to her.
  • Child Soldier: All espers are implied to be raised with this purpose, although the trip to the past ruined it for the organization.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: While she's not a bad person, she's lazy, irresponsible and self-serving. Despite her amazing esper powers, she doesn't care about anything as long as she can keep living comfortably with Nitta.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Hina first meets Nitta when her capsule randomly falls on his apartment and hits him in the head.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has blue eyes matching her blue hair.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hina slowly reveals that in her past the only adults she knew used her as a type of tool.
  • Dismotivation: When Nitta tries to get her to think about her future, Hina says she wants to stay the same for the rest of her life. In fact, Hina deems her ideal future to be her still living with Nitta and addictively playing VRMMO when she's 59 years old.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her face is always serene, no matter what happens. It makes her look emotionless.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: When being harshly tutored for days, she starts developing these and her powers go out of control.
  • Expressive Shirt: Hina often wears a shirt that changes slogans according to her situation or emotions.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: All three esper girls are this, though Hina has it more pronounced.
  • Gamer Chick: Her only hobby is playing videogames. After high school, she goes to video game development college.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In the first chapter/episode, Hina buys a teddy bear, claiming she needs it to sleep. Nitta soon finds out she can sleep without it just fine.
  • Gold Digger: When asked what's her type of guy, Hina says she would like one who gives her food and money for free. Her classmates say she would be a parasite rather than a girlfriend.
  • Happily Adopted: Nitta is basically forced to adopt Hina after she suddenly crash-lands naked on his apartment one day and she decides she likes living with him. Their relationship can be rocky, but Hina and Nitta grow to care about each other as a real family. One of the few occasions in which Hina looks very happy is when Nitta calls her his daughter.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Both times she beats Haru, she boasts about the number of videogames she'd played. As it turns out, spending most of her life on videogame slacking taught her some techniques and methods that can improve her esper powers in combat.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Hina always speaks out her mind without thinking how what she says can offend others. She especially doesn't realize how rude it is to show off the luxuries of having money to Anzu who is dirt-poor.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Being seen as the daughter of the infamous yakuza Yoshifumi Nitta, her classmates instantly assume she is this and other delinquents circle around her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's selfish, lazy and very inconsiderate to people's feelings. She does care for Nitta and her friends in her own way and can actually try and be helpful from time to time, so she isn't as much of a bad person as she seems at first glance.
  • Lack of Empathy: She doesn't seem to care much about others. Gradually subverted as she gets some character development during her teenage years.
  • Lazy Bum: There's only three things Hina likes to do: eat, sleep and play videogames all day long.
  • Little Miss Badass: At age eleven, she could already take care of a building full of yakuza thanks to her esper powers.
  • Marionette Master: Hina masters a way to use her esper powers to manipulate a mannequin and have it do the housework while Nitta is away. Soon, she can control the mannequin subconsciously so perfectly that it operates like a flawless Nitta replicate.
  • Mind over Matter: Uses telekinesis.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Hitoshi once gets worried that Hina is into little boys when he sees her leaving the arcade together with Haru. He didn't know Hina and Haru were having an esper battle.
  • Mundane Utility: Hina has enough power to destroy an entire city, but most of the time she just uses her powers to be lazy when she's in Nitta's care. In one extra chapter, she uses her power to sometimes work part time in a cabaret club building champagne towers for customers.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Hina for the first time feels shame over her actions in chapter 58 when instead of fasting along with Mao, Anzu, and Nitta, she (and Rei, who actually needed the food in order to keep her child healthy) secretly eats.
  • Naked First Impression: Nitta releases her from the egg-like straitjacket she arrived in and she appears naked in front of him. The first thing she does is ordering him to get her some clothes.
  • Naked on Arrival: She arrives to the present covered by nothing but an egg-like straitjacket. It's clearly a Terminator reference.
  • NEET: Despite going to school, she only sleeps in class and stays up all night playing videogames at home.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Hina is the last of the esper girls who would take other's feelings into account and unlike Anzu and Mao who are always ready to cooperate, Hina considers helping others a bother except for occasion.
  • No Social Skills: For the most part, she has zero concept of money, and she doesn't seem to get that it's insensitive to flaunt large bills and expensive toys in front of Anzu, who's got to make do with much less.
  • Nominal Hero: Towards the end of the manga, she finally decides to prevent the civil war with the espers from the future, but her main motivation is assuring a future where she can continue leeching off Nitta up to her fifties.
  • Oblivious to Love: She has no idea that Hitoshi has a big crush on her, despite his blatantly obvious Dogged Nice Guy behavior towards her. Hitoshi finally confesses to her in the final chapter, taking her by surprise even though he tried to confess plenty of times already.
  • Obsessed with Food: She's thinking about food and eating at least half of the time.
  • People Puppets: She is able to control others (read: Nitta and later many others) like this with her powers.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Her esper powers are so great that she's said to have destroyed an entire city during a rampage in the war of the future.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When she met aspiring rock group Central Park, her connection with them was good enough that she helped them perform with her telekinesis.
    • When Hitomi, Kengo, and Takashi fake a sushi restaurant so she can eat when her powers were low, Hina eventually plays along and pretends the snow they feed her was enough to replenish her energy and cranks out a huge snow sculpture before passing out.
    • Hina feels bad enough for Mami to treat her to a "real" alien encounter so she can feel better about her club and her hobbies. Unfortunately, Mami calls in her favorite conspiracy magazine for an interview, so Hina has to cover her own tracks.
    • Hina showing compassion for a stray dog is what finally convinces Ikaruga that Hina is a different person from the one she knew.
  • Pretty Freeloader: She starts as this for Nitta. Ever since she randomly appeared in his apartment, Hina has made Nitta give her food, clothes and shelter while she keeps lazing around all day. After a while, both accept she has become an adopted daughter to Nitta.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: A stoic girl with bobbed blue hair, mysterious powers and a hinted troubled past. Bonus points for being a clone Child Soldier like the original Rei. Even better, her English voice actress, Brina Palencia, plays Rei Ayanami in the Rebuild of Evangelion films.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: For her high school entrance exam, she literally did nothing but write her surname is Nitta and she automatically got in.
  • Ship Tease: She doesn't mind hanging out with Hitoshi sometimes, but he's frustrated that Hina doesn't see him as a love interest until he confesses in the final chapter and Hina decides to give dating him some thought before answering him.
  • The Slacker: Tends to do nothing, doesn't study, doesn't do housework, nor any job unless she needs cash for her games.
  • Spoiled Brat: Nitta usually gives Hina anything she wants so she doesn't use her powers to throw a tantrum.
  • Squishy Wizard: Hina can destroy buildings with her psychic powers, but she's too lazy to ever work on her physical stamina.
  • The Stoic: Hina rarely changes her facial features.
  • Superpower Meltdown: If she doesn't release power regularly or is under a lot of stress she snaps and creates a gigantic psychic storm.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave:
    • She uses her powers to pretty much threaten Nitta into taking her into his home. Since then, she eats and sleeps all she wants without ever intending to help out in the housework.
    • She was briefly this to Anzu when Nitta temporarily threw her out. Anzu threw her out after just one day because Hina was wasting away too many resources to get by in a homeless life.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Ikaruga is baffled at how socially well-adjusted and compassionate Hina has become since arriving to the past.
  • Town Girls: The Bunch of the esper girls. Hina is a big slob and much less in touch with her feelings than Anzu and Mao.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She adores salmon roe, often eating entire bowls of the stuff.
  • Trash of the Titans: Without Nitta around to do the housework, Hina has the apartment full of garbage bags, unwashed dishes and clothes in just a couple of weeks.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Hina is a selfish, apathetic, greedy and lazy brat who uses her psychic powers to basically threat Nitta into taking her in so she can leech off him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It turns out Hina indirectly caused the mess with the Espers to begin with. To whit, she inspired Atsushi to pursue his dream of creating Rock-Sion, which led to the creation of the Superhuman Research Organization... Which turned into the same Organization that created Hina, Anzu, and Mao in the first place.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: When Nitta is trying to discipline her into a responsible person, her change is so severe that it freaks out Nitta.
  • Yakuza Princess: Hina is the adopted daughter of the Yakuza Kashira of the Ashikawa-gumi, as well as the granddaughter figure of its former Oyabun who really loves to pamper her. Hina openly thinks of the Ashikawa-gumi as her family.

    Hitomi Mishima 
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo (JP), Tabitha Ray (EN)
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One of Hina's classmates, a girl of many skills who can't say no when someone asks her for help.


  • Almighty Janitor: Hitomi's character arc sees her unwittingly developing into this along the way, becoming a bartender whose influence extends into all levels of Japanese society, before upgrading to become a successful CEO.
  • Asleep in Class: After overloading herself with part-time jobs, Hitomi can hardly find any time to sleep other than at class.
  • Badass Pacifist: Hitomi is a completely ordinary girl who wouldn't hurt a fly, yet the absurd financial power and influence she gradually obtains turn her into a force to reckoned with on a level comparable to Hina.
  • The Bartender: Overshadows Utako as this and thus she gets attending the bar as her first job. While in middle school.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Hitomi is a gentle girl who would never turn down a favor, but if someone manages to invoke her anger, she's capable of using her ridiculous connections to systemically ruin that person's life and break their spirit. After experiencing Hitomi's wrath firsthand, Nitta compares it to a natural disaster.
  • Blackmail Backfire: Hitomi was already prepared when Utako tried to blackmail her. However, Utako remains victorious because she tricks Hitomi into deleting her blackmailing material.
  • Born Lucky: From getting a part-time job as a bartender, she ends having connection with many influential people which leads to her becoming the CEO of a company, when she is still even middle school.
  • Broken Ace: She is pretty much great at everything she tries. However, she clearly isn't happy with her life as her skills and floor-mat personality lead her to being used by countless people or to be dragged to uncomfortable situations all the time.
  • Broken Pedestal: Hitomi feels distressed over her own father looking at her with eyes of a worshipper. When Hitomi reveals her real age to the public, her father has a breakdown at finding out the boss he idolized was a false identity made up by his daughter.
  • Butt-Monkey: Finds herself losing her childhood and personal time due to being so great at the jobs she takes. When she took a short break to go to New York, she found herself in a military training camp in Florida, thanks to her and Ikaruga's travel plans getting switched.
  • Clark Kenting: She dons glasses in her CEO identity to maintain the fact that she's a high school girl secret. She doesn't even bother to change her name. Somehow, she manages to have her own father fooled.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: When you learn English in a military training camp, it's natural you can't speak a single sentence without a ridiculous amount of swearing.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The number of situations she is unwillingly involved with makes her ready for everything, even carrying pictures with her to blackmail others in case she becomes blackmailed by them.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Hitomi very nearly ruins Nitta's career to force him into helping her change the future. Nitta's spirit ends up so broken that he acts like a mindless servant around Hitomi and calls her his "liege". Hitomi finds this extremely annoying and tries hard to find a way to revert their relationship to normal.
  • Extreme Doormat: Can't give "no" for an answer, which gets her in a lot of uncomfortable situations.
  • Fell Asleep Standing Up: In chapter 13/episode 4 when she played tag with Anzu, she became so tired running that she fell asleep standing.
  • Future Badass: At the age of 30, Hitomi was responsible for the creation of superhumans, resulting in the creation of Hina, Anzu and Mao. She was also hailed as a national hero for ending a civil war in a short period of time.
  • Future Me Scares Me: She freaks out at hearing her future self might be a Manipulative Bitch who engineered the civil war involving the espers for her own benefit.
  • Grade-School C.E.O.: After the time skip, Hitomi is the boss of a prestigious company when she's just starting high school. Although, none of her employees know her real age even though her own father is among them.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: After the 3-year time skip, Hitomi has become the ridiculously influential head of her own business and is the same nice and helpful girl she has always been.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: To Utako in being a bartender, to the point that when she leaves no one attends the bar.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: As the poor girl gets herself overloaded with jobs, Hitomi loses all chances to live like a normal schoolgirl. Despite becoming a Workaholic, deep down Hitomi wishes she could have time to hang out with her friends normally. She eventually does get what she wished for, although she has to communicate through a tablet terminal because she's now living in USA. Hitomi is happy to be finally able to be a normal schoolgirl, but her friends are all uncomfortable about talking to a tablet terminal in public. In the epilogue, she's finally able to spare time for herself to attend college in Japan and is clearly happy about it.
  • Improbable Age: Hitomi is already the CEO of her own company in her first year of high school.
  • Innocent Swearing: She learned English in a military training camp (long story). As a result, she now can only speak the language with extremely foul-mouthed vocabulary. However, she doesn't seem to realize what's wrong with what she's saying.
  • Instant Expert: Thanks to her ability to quickly master skills and finish tasks both quickly and highly efficiently she has become a key member of several businesses.
  • It's All About Me: While she is understandably concerned with the way the Bad Future turns out and how she would end up funding an abusive superhuman project and several small international conflicts after becoming President, her chief concern in this whole process is how she doesn't want to be in any of these situations. Even her finally bringing down the Heisei Monster to his knees was a result of her being mad that Nitta isn't helping her.
  • Living a Double Life: Student by day, bartender and eventually CEO by night.
  • Manipulative Bitch: One character's impression of her, but to expound a much MUCH older Atsushi, when probed by his interrogators, posited that Hitomi, who was hailed as a national hero for stopping the civil war involving the Espers, in truth was the one who was manipulating things from the very start.
  • Minor Living Alone: Once things get complicated at home, Utako practically forces Hitomi to rent a luxury apartment where she starts living on her own while also taking multiple part-time jobs in order to afford it. Hitomi can kiss her ordinary schoolgirl life goodbye with this. She does go back to live with her parents after the time skip so her father won't find out she's the CEO of the company he's working for.
  • Mistaken for Prostitute:
    • Her classmates mistook her as one when they saw her enter the same bar as their teacher and later, a Yakuza (who is Nitta).
    • After learning Hitomi is somehow making money by staying out at night, her mother assumes she must be using her body for "slutty things". Hitomi tries to explain she's just working as a bartender, but her mother doesn't believe her.
  • Mistaken for Suicidal: Due to some complicated circumstances, Hitomi has to broadcast herself acting for a School Play while in the middle of an important meeting at her company in USA. The men in the meeting use translators to understand what she's saying in Japanese and start panicking at hearing her talking about wanting to disappear. They don't know that she's simply saying her lines for the play.
  • Never My Fault: While Hitomi realizes that her monster success is a major problem for her mental wellbeing and that all of the connections she's made over the years will play a big part in the Japan Civil War, she places all of the blame on Nitta for being tangently connected to them and treating the situation as Somebody Else's Problem. She also blames him for her hectic work life, despite the fact that all of this could have been avoided if she just turned down people.
  • Nice Girl: She's always polite and helpful to others. However, she's also so much of a pushover that she cannot bring herself to say anything negative about anyone or let down someone who asks her for a favor.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: She's horrified to learn she won't look any older than she does now when she's thirty.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • While she mostly has a Nice Girl demeanor, she also gets subjected to Oh, Crap! moments as often as Nitta. She also once mentally badmouthed Sabu after he outright yelled her name in front of her teacher in the bar.
    • After discovering that Hina is an esper, she chastises Kengo and Takashi for wanting to try telekinesis. Later when alone, she also tried the same thing.
  • Older Than She Looks: As a high school student, she still looks like a middle schooler. Seems to run in the blood, considering her mother looks even younger than her. As chapter 76 reveals, she'll stay exactly the same despite being well into her 30s.
  • Only Friend: She's the only person who can be considered Mao's real friend. Hitomi, for her part, doesn't like how clingy Mao can be.
  • Only Sane Woman: Leaving her ridiculous talents and learning speed aside, Hitomi is possibly the most normal and rational person in the entire series. Getting dragged into the craziness by the morons around her is an endless source of stress for her.
  • The Reliable One: Good at everything and very responsible.
  • Renaissance Man: At her first year of middle school, Hitomi gains work experience as a late-night bartender, traffic guide, window cleaner, event staff member, waitress, snack seller, tutor, office worker and military camp trainee at Florida. By the time she enters high school, she's the CEO of a small company.
  • Screw Destiny: After Haru informs she's one of the instigators of the Bad Future with the espers, Hitomi is the only one who actively seeks to change her future by any means, even going as far as resigning her job as a CEO to not get any more involved with Superhuman Fitness. However, fate seems to keep ruining her attempts to run from her predestined future.
  • Secret-Keeper: She keeps Hina's powers a secret after Hina reveals herself as an esper during a skiing trip.
  • Secret Public Identity: Under her CEO identity, she still goes by Hitomi Mishima despite intending to keep her real age a secret. Unbelievably, this doesn't tip off even her own father.
  • Springtime for Hitler:
    • In order to win back her youth, she tries to trick her mother to reveal that she's only a middle schooler to the businessmen, only for them to get her mother's approval. Hitomi is clearly not happy about this and completely said goodbye to her normal life.
    • After learning she's fated to provide the Superhuman Self Defense branch with the resources necessary to form the Organization, Hitomi ruins her own career by exposing herself as a high schooler to the media and resigns her position as CEO. She thinks this should be enough to change her future, but then Hitomi accidentally becomes a CEO again, this time of an even bigger company in America.
  • Straight Man: She frequently delivers the punchline to the absurd and idiotic behavior of the people around her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The only visual difference between her and her mother are their hairstyles.
  • Superior Successor: To Utako in bartending.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Hitomi spends the entire series being denied her youth due to events beyond her control. In the end, despite still ending up a CEO of an American company, she is able to spare three years for herself to be a college student.
  • Token Mini-Moe: After the time skip, only Hitomi looks like she hasn't aged since middle school.
  • Triple Shifter: The poor girl loses any time for a good night sleep after she's forced to work too many part-time jobs to pay for her expensive apartment. She ends up falling asleep at class and collapses from exhaustion the moment she arrives home.
  • Trophy Child: Her mother doesn't try to stop Hitomi from taking multiple jobs because Hitomi's talents give her powerful connections all over Japan.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Hitomi is so incredibly skillful and lucky that several influential businesses want to hire her before she enters high school. However, Hitomi ends up so overloaded with part-time jobs that she can't live like a normal middle-schooler anymore. This gives rise to a big problem when she discovers her unintentional success will be one of the triggers to the Bad Future with the civil war against espers. Even her attempts at self-sabotage spectacularly backfire and only make her even more successful.
  • The Unmasking: Anonymously leaks the fact she's an underage CEO to the media in an attempt to avert her future.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: She is a CEO by working her way to the top despite not yet being an adult, yet only a few found it odd.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: White-collar worker, construction worker, military contractor, bartender, yakuza, whatever you name, she's done it.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Hitomi repeatedly proves to be the most mature and responsible person in the entire cast despite having just started middle school. This is exaggerated after the time skip.
  • Workaholic: When she becomes a CEO, she takes far too many projects, unsettling Nitta and Utako.

    Anzu 
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (JP), Amanda Lee (EN)
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Another esper girl, sent by the organization to the past to hunt down Hina.


  • Artificial Human: She was cloned from an unknown person with the ESP gene.
  • Badass Longcoat: Her first outfit, stolen from some thugs she defeats.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Not intentionally, but when Hina is about to be killed by kidnappers with a grudge against Nitta, Anzu shows up just in time to cut the tension and help give Hina an aspirin so she can use her powers. Later, after Hina's explosive revitalization destroys the building everyone is in, Anzu is able to make a safe zone and keep everyone safe.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Among the esper girls, she's the blonde to the bluenette Hina and the redheaded Mao.
  • Book Dumb: She lacks proper education, and decided to not go to school after a day attending it as she felt that she wouldn't be learning something useful.
  • Character Development: From a rebellious enemy esper to a sweet and caring ramen shopkeeper.
  • Child Soldier: All espers are implied to be raised with this purpose, although the trip to the past ruined it for the organization.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her hair and eyes are yellow.
  • The Cutie: Her interactions with the homeless, her adopted parents and Nitta, where everybody adored her.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Upon being beaten in a game of psychic Rock–Paper–Scissors, she resumes her friendship with Hina.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: Her adopted brother didn't want to continue the Family Business and left the house. Anzu, on the other hand, chooses to keep running the restaurant even though her parents explicitly don't want her to. She then opens her own food cart where she serves her father's ramen.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: At the beginning, though she quickly learns to adapt.
  • Foil: To Hina. She is a sweet and hardworking girl who does her best to please her parents and tries to succeed via effort.
  • Friend to All Children: She easily gets along with children and volunteers at a kindergarten where she tells them fairy tales using her own drawings (even though her clear lack of artistic talent is made fun of by the children).
  • Giftedly Bad: Because Nitta and her adoptive parents have nothing but praise for her artwork, Anzu comes to believe she must have an amazing artistic talent. The truth is Anzu's drawings are very childish and everyone she knows is just too much of a Yes-Man to tell her she isn't professional artist material. Anzu realizes the truth after she submits a painting for an exhibition and it gets selected for the kindergarten section. However, she decides she doesn't really care if her art doesn't make her famous as long as she can make some people happy with it, so she goes on to show her pictures to children at the kindergarten where she volunteers (although the kids still make fun of her lack of artistic skill).
  • Girlish Pigtails: As an idol band member, she ties her hair into twintails because it attracts more fans.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A natural blonde and one of the most pure-hearted and nicest characters around.
  • Happily Adopted: She becomes adopted by a couple and lives as their daughter. Though when she became 16 she decided to be independent from them in order to keep their ramen tradition ongoing.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Especially when she's living with the bums.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Anzu inspires to one day open her own ramen shop and become famous because of her ramen and artwork. Hitomi believes it's next to impossible that dream will ever become a reality when Anzu's ramen is mediocre at best and her drawings look like they were drawn by a kindergartener.
  • Homeless Hero: Yassan helps her into his homeless community for a time, and she adapts to the lifestyle until she's able to get a job.
  • Justified Criminal: After ending up struggling to survive on the streets, Anzu steals food from convenience stores to get something to eat. Yassan convinces her to stop and teaches her to pick up empty cans to earn a little money.
  • Limited Wardrobe: For a long time, the only thing she wears is the outfit she stole from a thug. Even after she gets out of the streets, she doesn't have many changes of clothes because they cost money.
  • Mind over Matter: Anzu has psychic powers, but rarely uses them to the point that it's easy to forget she has them.
  • Mundane Luxury: After getting out of her homeless life, just holding a few bills in her hands is a luxury.
  • Naked on Arrival: Much like Hina, Anzu first appeared completely in the nude. She then steals the clothes of some thugs who tried to attack her.
  • Nice Girl: Post-Character Development, Anzu is incredibly sweet and kind, always thinking of how she can help others.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Out of the three esper girls, Anzu is the most considerate and well-adjusted next to the self-centered slob Hina and the needy Mao.
  • One-Note Cook: She only ever learned how to cook the ramen of her adoptive father. It doesn't help its taste is apparently lame.
  • Precocious Crush: Chapter 73 implies that she may have developed one on Sabu.
  • Street Urchin: At the beginning of the story, she's forced to live on the streets and has to steal food in order to survive. It gets slightly better when she finds a group of homeless men who help her get by in a more legal way. She's later taken in by a kind old couple, finally giving her a proper home.
  • Terrible Artist: Her drawings look like a kindergartener's scribbles at best. In fact, she once tried to join an art contest and her painting was elected... for the kindergarten section.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In her introduction, she's a very tough girl who answers to any problem she encounters with violence. After meeting Yassan and the other homeless men, Anzu learns about the value of hard work and cooperation. By the time she's adopted, Anzu is considered the sweet child anyone would wish they had.
  • Town Girls: The Neither of the esper girls. She's more sentimental than Hina, yet her fashion style and interests are too practical and less girly than Mao's.
  • Trapped in the Past: Anzu was going to return to the future after Hina beat her, but Nitta accidentally damaged her time-travel ball, leaving Anzu stranded in the past and forced to live on the streets.
  • Tsundere: She shows shades of this early in the series, from the Suspiciously Specific Denials to trying to pretend she doesn't care about Hina as much as she really does. She soon grows out of it thanks to Character Development.
  • The Un-Favourite: She's not happy to know the Organization that created the espers thought nothing of her next to the much more powerful Hina.

    Mao 
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (JP), Ariel Graham (EN)
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A third esper girl, sent by Ikaruga to bring an extra time travel device to bring Hina back to the future. However, the process goes wrong and she is left stranded in an abandoned island in the middle of nowhere.


  • Action Girl: She learned kung fu during her time in China. She can boost her martial arts skills with her esper powers.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She appears in the first scene of the first anime episode. Famously smacking the cellphone out of the dismayed monk's hand. It's a Flash Forward to three years ahead.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: She's not actually Chinese, but she does acquire several aspects of the trope post-time skip. She was taken in by a Chinese martial arts temple where she learned kung fu. Even after coming to Japan, she keeps wearing her kung fu uniform all the time.
  • Artificial Human: She was cloned from an unknown woman with the ESP gene, who is implied to be herself from the past.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead of the esper girls to Hina's bluenette and Anzu's blonde.
  • Butt-Monkey: Things tend to not go great for her.
  • Child Soldier: All espers are implied to be raised with this purpose, although the trip to the past ruined it for the organization.
  • Companion Cube: When she was stranded, she made two coconut dolls of Hina and Anzu to keep her company. By the time she lives in China, Mao has traded them for two small wooden training dummies that still have their wigs. Her martial arts master takes it as a sign that she's not mentally well.
  • Compliment Backfire: She praises Anzu's ramen by saying it's much better than the garbage she ate when she wandered in Asia. Anzu wonders how is that supposed to be a compliment.
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: Uses ventriloquism and talks to coconuts and later dolls while alone, pretending they're Hina and Anzu. She even carries on with that habit after returning to civilization and reuniting with Hina and Anzu; this ends after her interaction with Hitomi.
  • Cuckoosnarker: She can be snarky despite her own crazy personality. For example, her first thoughts upon seeing all the children Ikaruga had is to wonder how much her and her husband shag.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She's a redhead with orange eyes.
  • Dull Surprise: Most of the time, but especially when she meets Ikaruga after all those years traveling around Asia.
  • Flat "What": When meeting Ikaruga and her children for the first time.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Not outright stated, but the other espers are a little colder to her than between themselves. It is implied that their previous childhood friendship was all in Mao's head since the beginning. Even when Hitomi reached out to her, it was more out of guilt and pity for her situation even when she was annoyed with her constant text messaging. Later this situation changes as the three esper girls start to bond more with each other.
  • Garden Garment: She makes clothes for herself with plants of the island.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: All the months of solitude on that island clearly took a strain on her mental state.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She always wanted to become friends with Hina and Anzu, even though they don't think much of her. This gets more severe when her years of aloneness leave her desperate for real friends.
  • I Will Find You: She spent two years traveling all over Asia, trying to reach Japan and meet Hina and Anzu again.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: After learning martial arts, she mixes it with her telekinesis to pull off feats that look like Charles Atlas Superpower.
  • Limited Wardrobe: After the time skip, she's almost never seen in anything other than her kung fu uniform. This is justified since Baldy won't let her get different clothes.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: When all alone on the island, she makes dolls of Hina and Anzu and talks to them like they were the real thing. Even after getting out of the island, she likes to spend time with her dolls more than with actual people. She finally grows out of it when she finds a real friend in Hitomi.
  • Mind over Matter: Uses telekinesis, disguised as kung fu.
  • My Own Grampa: Given how cloning works, it's strongly implied that she (along with Hina and Anzu) was cloned from herself, creating a classic ontological paradox as every Mao came from the grown up Mao that lived in the past due to time traveling from the future.
  • Naked on Arrival: Like the other espers, she arrived completely naked to the present. Since she landed on a deserted island, she stayed like that for a while until she made clothes for herself with plants.
  • Nice Girl: She's a bit wacky after her time alone at the island, but Mao is a sweet and friendly girl.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Mao is sweet-natured and wants to make friends more than Hina or Anzu, but her neediness and somewhat delusional behavior makes people find her a bit annoying.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When esper girls start a band, Mao dons a pair of glasses so people don't recognize her as Mao from Superhuman Fitness. Even her fans notice the only difference between her identities are her glasses.
  • Redhead in Green: After the time skip, redheaded Mao's main outfit is a green kung fu uniform.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her time alone on the island left her a bit delusional, to say the least. It has gotten worse after she befriended Hitomi; Hitomi unintentionally copied her obsessive way of texting, and she ended up reading Hitomi's text messages as sage words. Even Hina thought that she should take therapy sessions due to her behavior.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: After Hitomi agrees to become her friend, Mao obsessively sends her text messages every few minutes. Hitomi is scared of Mao's neediness, but she doesn't have it in her to stop replying.
  • ˇThree Amigos!: With Baldy and Atsushi as members of the Superhuman Self Defense branch.
  • Town Girls: The Femme of the esper girls. She's the esper most in touch with her feelings and shows interest in wearing cute dresses.

Ashikawa-gumi (Nitta's yakuza group)

    Yoshihiko Ashikawa 
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)
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The Oyabun or elderly head of the Ashikawa-gumi. After the timeskip, he is retired, but still holds influence over the group.


  • Arranged Marriage: Planned to set up Hina via this method.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has very thick, hairy eyebrows.
  • Boyfriend-Blocking Dad: He thinks of Hina as his own granddaughter and declares that anyone dating Hina must be executed.
  • The Don: Head of the yakuza group Ashikawa-gumi.
  • Doting Grandparent: He acts like an overindulging grandpa to Hina. He even tries to make Nitta the new boss just because it would make Hina happy.
  • Retired Badass: Gives up on his position because of his old age, but still holds a lot of power in the group.
  • Skewed Priorities: Anything related to Hina gets treated as deserving attention over any yakuza business.

    Kiyoshi Baba 
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (JP), Tyler Walker (EN)
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The Kashira or second-in-command of the Ashikawa-gumi.


    Tatsuhiko Naitou 
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN)
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Nitta's former mentor and the estranged father of Hitoshi. Known to be quick-tempered, demanding, and violent, he gave Nitta the scar above his eye. He spent several years in prison and is released in the months after Nitta starts taking care of Hina.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: For Hitoshi, once he decides to act like one.
  • Blood Knight: Very eager to start a fight with anyone.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He cries when he thinks he is going to be reunited with his son. He also then tries to kill Nitta because it wasn't true. Also, he sometimes dotes on Hina by buying her food.
  • The Brute: One of the big muscles of the Yakuza gang.
  • Disappeared Dad: For Hitoshi, since he was in prison.
  • The Dreaded: For Nitta and several members of his own gang. While he is overall a very decent - if rough - guy, he is also prone to acts of violence.
  • Dumb Muscle: Definitely less than brilliant, but has guts.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very intense and hotheaded, which has lead him to acts of violence that landed him in jail at least once.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Once he learns that Hitoshi is his son, Naitou leans into supporting the boy in the only way he can—with pure thug violence. He scares off punks at Hitoshi's part time job under his nose, and it goes relatively well until Hitoshi started getting complaints about using a gun during work hours.
  • Red Baron: "Executioner Naitou."
  • Shipper on Deck: For his son and Hina after he realizes that Hitoshi is his son.

    Saburou Tanaka 
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (JP), Kyle Phillips (EN)
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Nitta's subordinate. Somewhat dense and inept, but Nitta considers it a waste of time to get angry at him.


  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: At the end of the day, despite being an incompetent ass a lot of the time, Nitta keeps him around simply because he's the least dumb of any of his subordinates.
  • Dirty Coward: When Haru and Tsuda catch him for interrogation, Sabu readily tells them what they want to know and even offers to tell them more if they promise to not kill him. Tsuda is astonished by Sabu's lack of loyalty.
  • Eyes Always Shut: So far he's never completely opened them.
  • Family Theme Naming: Numerical for all of Sabu's brothers. Ichirou (1), Jirou (2), Saburou (3), and Shirou (4) make up the Sabu clan.
  • I Need to Iron My Dog: When having to battle against some rival gangsters he decides he has some important things to do at home and tries to leave.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may have tricked Anzu into changing the flavor of her ramen because he was sick of it, but he was right in that the flavor was too mediocre for her to make a stable business out of it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He convinces Anzu that her ramen has a boring flavor and she needs to change it if she wants her business to do better, which makes her grateful that he wants to help her improve. Actually, Sabu is fed up from eating her boring ramen almost every day because of Nitta.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Sabu's name, as mentioned in the series character explanations, is Saburou. Nobody ever refers to him as this.
  • Straight Man: Manages to be one even to Nitta.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He teaches Anzu how to bet on horse races and makes her lose all her allowance money after urging her to do it more than once.
  • Yes-Man: Almost all of what he says is lip service.

Hina's Schoolmates

    Hitoshi Maeda 
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A boy who attends the same middle school as Hina. Hina helps him work up the courage to confront his absentee father, Naitou.


  • Adapted Out: He doesn't appear in the anime aside from a Freeze-Frame Bonus in the opening.
  • Butt-Monkey: Almost every chapter he appears in ends badly for him, either because Hina is clueless of his affection for her or because his father unknowingly ignores or embarrasses him.
  • Chick Magnet: Very popular among the girls of his high school. Even Sayo is gradually attracted by his personality and wonders why Hina doesn't seem to find him attractive.
  • Commonality Connection: Similar to him, Hina's father is also a yakuza from the Ashikawa-gumi group. Hitoshi starts becoming interested in her when he gets the wrong impression that she also has a troubled relationship with her own father.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Since Hina doesn't seem to have any interest in romance, Hitoshi tries to take things slow and develop their friendship before asking her to be his girlfriend. It doesn't work for him because Hina still likes to play videogames at home better than hanging out with him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He has a huge crush on Hina. Too bad she doesn't seem to regard him in that way, or ever think about love at all. It may have changed in the epilogue, though.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: His early chapters centered on him trying to make Naitou realize he is the long lost son the latter wanted to reunite with. However, thanks to Nitta's elaborate and failed dinner, Naitou is wary of anyone claiming to be his child and always brushes Hitoshi off.
  • Maybe Ever After: In the epilogue, Hitoshi finally works up the courage to confess to Hina. She isn't ready to give him an answer yet, but it's hinted she might be open to a relationship with him after all.
  • Nice Guy: He's quite the gentleman and attracts female attention for it.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Nearly every chapter centered around him is about his crush on Hina. There's his issues with his Disappeared Dad, but that always takes a back seat to his attempts of becoming closer to Hina.
  • School Idol: He's actually the most sought-after boy in his high school, due to his good looks and kind personality. Even Sayo can't resist his charms.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Every girl at his school wants to date him, but he ignores them because he only feels attracted to Hina.

    Mami Shinjou 
Voiced by: Eri Suzuki (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)
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One of Hina's classmates, and one of the few people who becomes aware of Hina's powers.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs Hina to spare her life when she believes she is going to kill her for knowing her secret.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her mom is very doting of her which in turn embarrasses her from time to time. At one point she just breaks down crying because her mom keeps shouting words of affection to her in front of her classmates.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Tends to jump to weird conclusions and overall acts like a younger kid than she is.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Ends up correctly guessing Hina is an esper raised by an organization just by fantasizing and reading sketchy magazines about the occult.
  • Friendless Background: As a high schooler, Hina bluntly blurts out in front of their middle school classmates that she has no friends in her class.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: She doesn't have many people willing to call her a friend. Even the Paranatural Investigation Club, which consists of everyone she knew in middle school, only tolerates her at best. Takashi in the epilogue outright states that nobody cares about what happened to her after graduating high school, although he does speculate that she's still trying to create a Paranatural Club somewhere.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Even keeps them in highschool.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She wants to be an esper like Hina. That interest completely dies when she humiliates herself testing "her" psychic powers in class.
  • Imagine Spot: Has quite a few, all about wish fulfillment of her having powers or other people interested in the occult.
  • Loners Are Freaks: She is obsessed with the paranormal and as such tends to gravitate towards Hina. She is also a loner in high school, and everyone considers her a loser for it.
  • Secret Chaser: For Hina's esper powers.
  • Secret-Keeper: After she learns the truth, Hina makes her promise to not tell anyone about her powers. It seems that by the timeskip, Mami has completely forgotten about them, instead replacing her interest in psychic powers for a general interest in the supernatural.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She really likes peaches.

    Sayo Aizawa 
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (JP), Jennifer Alyx (EN)
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Hina and Hitomi's classmate who is friends with the latter.


  • Ambiguously Bi: She blushes and seems excited at Hitomi being nervous, commenting on how cute she is. Post time-skip, she seems to be attracted to Hitoshi, much to her frustration.
  • Bluff the Imposter: How she realizes Hitomi is hiding something from her, by making up a story about extra classes and asking her for more data. Hitomi falls for it.
  • Secret Chaser: She joins Kengo and Takashi in the investigation to discover Hitomi's secret job.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Noticeably smarter than her classmates, and her defining trait is her glasses.
  • Stoic Spectacles: She tends to be very serious, although she also plays around for fun, and wears glasses.

    Kurashiki 
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The class representative of Hina's class in middle school. She later becomes the Student body president.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: She outright tells her teacher she's expecting him to send a high school recommendation for her.
  • Adapted Out: She doesn't have any anime appearances aside from a Freeze-Frame Bonus in the opening.
  • Class Representative: She's the representative of her class, both in middle school and high school.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's only called "Class Rep" by her classmates.
  • Gold Digger: Her ultimate dream is to marry somebody with high specs and ideally a whole lot of money. By the epilogue, she's narrowed it down to a few people, but even she admits that none of them can compare to the corporate giant Hitomi became. She even considers marrying her, too.
  • No Full Name Given: Her surname is Kurashiki, but her given name is never mentioned.
  • No Sympathy: When Maeda talks about his parental situation with Hitomi, Sayo and her, her first reaction is to leave the two to deal with the situation themselves.
  • Slave to PR: Everything she does is for the sake of her academic reputation.

    Kengo Nakata and Takashi Shimoda 
Voiced by: Taichi Ichikawa (Kengo, JP), Yuuya Chikaki (Takashi, JP), Whitney Rodgers (Kengo, EN), Haileigh Todd (Takashi, EN)
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Kengo
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Takashi

Two boys in Hina and Hitomi's class. They later continue to be Hina's classmates in high school.


  • Date Peepers: Act like this thinking Matsutani is dating Hitomi. In truth he doesn't even know - nor wants to - that Hitomi is the girl with him, and she is just working as a bartender.
  • Imagine Spot: They imagine several situations between Matsutani and Hitomi but can't bring themselves to picture the hot stuff.
  • Secret Chaser: For Hitomi's secret about her working as a bartender at night.
  • Secret-Keeper: Hina eventually has to reveal her powers to them when they get lost in a skiing trip. They continue to keep it a secret.
  • Those Two Guys: They're always seen together to provide commentary and participate in minor plots.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Takashi shows signs of being a masochist, calling Hina getting slapped by Hitomi a reward and thanking some girls for talking down to him.

    Susumu Adachi and Toujorou Yamanaka 
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Hina's high school classmates.


  • Cool Mask: Toujorou wears a surgical mask at all times. Even when eating, he raises the mask up to keep hiding part of his face.
  • Delinquent Hair: Killer Chicken has a dyed mohawk and he's one of the most problematic students in his class. Adachi's looks morel ike an old school delinquent perm.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Killer Chicken's real name is Toujorou Yamanaka, but he demands the teacher to only call him Killer Chicken.
  • Held Back in School: The epilogue reveals that Toujorou gets held back twice, and is implied to be on his third try. Adachi isn't said to have graduated, although he is in the workforce and out of school.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Both look up to Nitta as a feared yakuza.
  • Insistent Terminology: Toujorou demands to be called "Killer Chicken". Everyone insists on calling him "Killer Mask".
  • Japanese Delinquents: Subverted. They play at being the "bad boys" at Hina's high school class and hang out with her because her adoptive father is an infamous yakuza, but they're just characterized as annoyingly stupid.
  • Momma's Boy: Killer Chicken treasures the memory of his deceased mother. The reason why he always wears a surgical mask is because his mother gave him one when he was sick to kill the germs.
  • No Indoor Voice: Killer Chicken never stops yelling, to the annoyance of his class.
  • Sincerest Form of Flattery: Both of them are massive fans of Nitta, and want to get closer to his "greatness" in any way they can. For a time, they settled on learning how to fight from Mika, since she's the resident physical powerhouse of the Nitta family.
  • Those Two Guys: The two are often seen hanging around Hina, but outside that they don't really matter much. They pretty much take Takashi and Kengo's place during Hina's high school years.

Superhuman Self Defense Branch

    Atsushi Yamamoto 
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro (JP), Justin Cook (EN)
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A young man chasing his dream to become a rockstar that uses illusions on set: Rockllusion. Hina joins his band after Nitta kicks her out of the house. For a while.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He can be seen in the Flash Forward scene of the first episode in the anime.
  • Battle Strip: Parodied when Mao uses her powers to make it look like Atsushi is a superhuman in front of Li Yong. She destroys nearly all his clothes, leaving him in his boxers.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Determinator: He is adamant in keeping chasing Rockllusion even after being told about the horrible future it would cause to the world, since according to him, rock was made to rebel against the world anyways.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: In order to take down the corrupt leader of Superhuman Fist, Mao props Atsushi up as the superhuman all sect members strive to be, with the ability to shred his clothes, cut through the ground like paper, and have his hair spike up.
  • Hero of Another Story: We don't see Atsushi as often as we do the other cast members, but his passion for Rockllusion and his ambition to become a great rock star is a major part of the story. In fact, the climax is all about making sure he gets to play at a giant concert so he never pursues Superhuman research.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He wants to have esper powers so he can play Rockllusion without depending on Hina's help.
  • Large Ham: Naturally, as a rock star wannabe.
  • The Rock Star: What he tries to be, with the help of Hina. He achieves his dream thanks to all the esper girls, but his new esper companion is Mao.
  • ˇThree Amigos!: With Baldy and Mao, after the time-skip.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His quest for Rockllusion leads to the creation of the future Organization. In order to prevent everything, including a civil war, the gang needs to give him the Rockllusion concert of his dreams.

    "Baldy"/Liaojie Wang 
Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka (JP)
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A monk from the kung fu dojo that took Mao in. He joins Mao and Atsushi in their journey to Japan and the three form the Superhuman Self Defense branch.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He appears in the anime Flash Forward scene of the first episode, being distraught after Mao knocks his cellphone out of his hand.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Only opens his eyes when he sees Mao's dolls moving.
  • It's Personal: Wang is a true believer of the Superhuman Fist ways, but upon discovering that its current leader has made it a hotbed of debauchery behind closed doors thanks to the money brought in overseas, on top of the fact that that same leader ran off his nearly superhuman and loyal father, he turns on his master completely.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Mao and Atsushi call him Baldy as his real name, revealed in chapter 80 to be Wang Liaojie, is harder for them to pronounce. Atsushi finally calls him by his real name in the same chapter.
  • ˇThree Amigos!: With Mao and Atsushi, after the timeskip.

Other Characters

    Utako Sakura 
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (JP), Mallorie Rodak (EN)
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The owner and original bartender of the bar Little Song, which Nitta frequented.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Played for awkward comedy. She licks Hitomi's shoes clean to get her to stay at the bar. Everyone else just stays in silence after hearing this.
  • The Alleged Boss: Utako eventually realizes she's become this; Hitomi's so much better at running the bar, she's effectively taken it over, and is fully aware she's done so. On top of that, it's now Hitomi the bar's customers come to see, and they'll leave if she's not there.
  • The Bartender: Leads the bar Nitta and co tend to go to. Until Hitomi takes it over. She eventually manages to start running it again after Hitomi leaves.
  • Blackmail: Utako gets Hitomi as her bartender via blackmailing her with a picture of her serving drinks. This massively backfires on her, as while the bar became more successful Utako herself lost all importance there, and when Hitomi left she took all her customers with her.
  • Cool Big Sis: Despite being a scummy woman, she has times when she has this kind of personality. Her attitude towards Anzu is positive at least, since she was one of the first to do something about her homelessness and gives her adult advice.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a mediocre bartender, she's an absolutely fantastic bowler. The proprieter of the local bowling alley remarked that with all the bowling she's done, she's darn near professional level.
  • Gone Horribly Right: She blackmailed Hitomi for her skills as a bartender, and later tries to keep her by making her take several part-time jobs as she is renting a new home. The result? Hitomi becomes so powerful that people go to the bar just for her, and later she becomes a successful CEO that requires her to quit her job while her life has been utterly ruined (not to mention witnessing Hitomi grow to an extent that horrifies everybody's mental well being).
  • Greed: She makes Hitomi work for her because Hitomi's talent as a bartender skyrocket her sells.
  • Ignored Epiphany: When we see her for the first time in years in Volume 10, she's a mess of a woman, gambling her earnings away and having zero customers. She has a change of heart when her usuals come over to give her a pep talk, and she strives to make Little Song the ideal bar she wanted it to be when she first got her bartending license, but she forgets this the very next day since she was blackout drunk at the time. She does eventually go back to bartending, but only partially because of her dream (the real reason was simply to make ends meet).
  • Jaded Washout: After the Time Skip, since her life turned to the gutter, she's spending the last of her savings drinking beer and playing slots, and Nitta has lost attraction towards her. In fact, Hitomi bluntly tells her that her words have no value compared to Nitta. Her attempts at running Little Song by herself again have little success because it lost good reputation after Hitomi quit. When the hopeful Anzu asks Utako how to accomplish her dream of opening her own restaurant, Utako tells her dreams are worthless and the only way to gain happiness is finishing education and finding a good job.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In a way, after the time-skip. Utako blackmails Hitomi into becoming her employee at her bar so it's only fitting that Hitomi would end up stealing all of her customers. Nitta similarly ends up getting fed up with their Belligerent Sexual Tension dynamic and loses interests in her.
  • Mean Boss: Not originally, but as Hitomi becomes a better, more liked bartender, Utako becomes more and more of a NEET and regularly exploits Hitomi.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever happened to her that made her hate the police.
  • Out of Focus: She was a recurring character and a romantic interest for Nitta early in the series, but after the time skip, she barely makes appearances anymore.
  • Pet the Dog: She is a pretty amoral boss. It has to be noted that she also volunteers to help the homeless.
  • Psychotic Smirk: From time to time but specially after blackmailing Hitomi successfully.
  • The Slacker: After getting Hitomi to work for her, Utako practically makes her run the bar for her while she sits down with the customers to drink.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Over time, Utako loses the few redeeming traits she had in the beginning and practically turns into the extortioner of poor Hitomi, going as far as forcing the schoolgirl to overwork herself just because the bar doesn't do well without her. Even Nitta comes to question what did he ever like about someone like Utako.

    Matsutani 
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Adam Gibbs (EN)
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Hina's middle school teacher.


  • Believing Their Own Lies: The first time he visited Utako's bar with his school's principal, Matsutani quickly put two-and-two together that Hitomi was moonlighting as the bartender, but realizing a potential promotion for himself would be out of the question if the truth got uncovered, he willfully denies the truth. He manages to successfully convince himself that the bartender isn't Hitomi at all, just a really short adult who happens to look like her.
  • Bystander Syndrome: When he catches sight of what looks like a scene of Hina bullying Mami (which obviously isn't), Matsutani turns a blind eye to it because he would lose chances to get promoted if others hear there's bullying in his class.
  • Cool Teacher: For Hina and her classmates during the first part of the series.
  • Double Think: How he gets around seeing his students in the night cabaret.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: That time Kengo and Takashi jumped to the conclusion he was dating Hitomi.
  • Super Gullible:
    • Hitomi actually managed to fool him by pretending to be a young-looking adult who just happens to look identical to his middle school student. Matsutani never realized the truth until Hitomi has her true identity publicly revealed in Chapter 77.
    • He also once got scammed out of his money by the seasoned marriage frauder Kaede Hojou, but we don't see most of the relationship.

    Mika Nitta 
Voiced by: Mariko Honda (JP), Katelyn Barr (EN)
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Nitta's younger sister.


  • Action Girl: She might be the strongest non-esper character.
  • The Alcoholic: Constantly drinks sake, even during the day. During the 2 months she stayed with Nitta, Utako's bar becomes very profitable while Hitomi got injured from shaking too much.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Nitta can't stand her and her lazy personality.
  • Anti-Role Model: Her lax and uncouth lifestyle makes Nitta use her as the benchmark for a lowlife, and successfully convinces Hina to stick to a schedule so she doesn't turn out like her.
  • Blood Knight: Even in her childhood she was strong enough to defeat boys her age. When she started working as a karate coach in Hina's high school, the trainees got seriously hurt to the point that Nitta and Hina had to intervene.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: The author describes her as someone who was born in the wrong time as the wrong gender. The Sengoku Period would have been the perfect time for her to live in.
  • Bully Hunter: Used to hunt down delinquents in the past, for fun.
  • Defeat Means Respect: She finally starts actually listening to Nitta after he wins a match against her (with Hina's help).
  • The Dreaded: Even Hina is afraid of her. After the time skip, all her karate students are terrified of her because she uses them for "stress relief".
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Nitta's responsible. Mika is a borderline NEET who never does anything but drink beer. If left alone with her brother, she lets him do everything around the house while she keeps slacking off.
  • The Lad-ette: She drinks beer like there's no tomorrow, dresses in nothing but a tracksuit, knows karate and likes to use people as punching bags.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Nitta's Feminine Boy. Mika is a violent, slobby Lad-ette while her brother is a neatnik and attentive man who is good at housework.
  • NEET: An entire chapter is about Mika quitting her job to then go drinking and playing video games at Nitta's house. Nitta can't give her a job without her botching it in one way or another. It all ends with Nitta telling her to return home and never come back. When Nitta mentioned that Hina would become like this if she stayed the way she was, Hina immediately started following Nitta's schedule to become a responsible person. Mika does eventually become a karate coach at Hina's high school.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Her smile is considered a bad signal.
  • Sadist: Her greatest pleasure is beating the crap out of people. Nitta ends up thinking Mika has turned all her karate apprentices into masochists.
  • Shadow Archetype: Played for Laughs. Nitta uses Mika as an example of the kind of terrible person Hina will become if she doesn't correct her lazy, irresponsible and aggressive personality. Hina is horrified at the prospect of turning out like Mika when she grows up.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: She quits her job at a county office and goes to live with Nitta. She proceeds to become a "parasitic houseguest" who spends her entire day drinking, wasting her brother's money and doing absolutely nothing to help around the house. Nitta eventually gets fed up with her and sends her back to their mother's place.

    Yassan 
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), R. Bruce Elliott (EN)
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A homeless man who takes Anzu under his wing.


  • The Atoner: He tries to make up for what he believes to be selling Anzu to the yakuza.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Believes Nitta is looking for Anzu to have her as a sex slave of sorts to the yakuza. He continues believing this even after it's clear it's not the case.
  • Cool Old Guy: The first one to teach Anzu about the past world and ways to get money, instilling in her a behaviour that remains during the whole series.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When the homeless lose their shelter at the park, he leaves Anzu to be adopted by the ramen shop family because he knows she needs a stable home.
  • Manly Tears: With the other hobos, after saying goodbye to each other.
  • Mentor Archetype: For Anzu during the first chapters. He teaches her how to live by herself and how to win money from the street.
  • Mysterious Past: It's not stated directly, but he explains he had a family at some point. Either losing his job or something else brought him to the life he is living now.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as a father figure for Anzu, until she is adopted.
  • Perpetual Poverty: With a bit of realism thrown in, as getting out of poverty is rather difficult in his situation.

    Kei Ikaruga 
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (JP), Leah Clark (EN)
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The Chief of Security of the esper organization. When Anzu fails to return from her mission to eliminate Hina, Kei is sent to monitor Hina.


  • Apocalyptic Log: Her diary ends up jokingly becoming one as she becomes desperate for food in the past.
  • Badass Longcoat: Was head of security from the Esper Organization and wears a cool trenchcoat. Subverted however in that she might well not be a badass.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: She led the armed forces that betrayed the Master of the first Organization, although she herself was obeying orders.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her whole checking Hina mission. She buys a dog to test if Hina can show compassion - she can - and ends up having to keep it as a pet. Then there is the thing about not being able to go back to the future and not having money to buy elementary stuff, like food.
  • Dirty Coward: Prefers to try avoiding her job or do anything else rather than even approach Hina. In her defense however, Hina was a very powerful and troublesome child in her time. She also lies and eats in secret while doing a fasting along with the esper girls, although she has the excuse of being pregnant.
  • Happily Married: She got married during the timeskip and has a lot of children.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the self-serving Dirty Coward she is, she does come to care about her dog and later, her husband and children.
  • The Leader: Leads the security division in the organization.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Operates like this, mostly because she doesn't want to risk her own skin. Later in one particular episode this is the reason she gives for eating during the supposed group-fasting which was being done in order to help Azu and Mao get rid of their throat-bombs.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She knocks out Kengo and Takashi when they get in the way of her inspection of Hina.

    Hayashi 
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The first son of the couple that adopted Anzu who didn't want to continue the family business. He's currently working at Hitomi's company.


  • No Full Name Given: He's only known by his last name and Anzu just calls him her brother.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He and Anzu had never met each other until he visited her ramen cart. It was quite a surprise for both of them, especially since Hayashi was trying to hit on her.

    Minako Mishima 
Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai (JP)
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Hitomi's young-looking mother.


  • A-Cup Angst: She breaks down in tears as she accuses her husband of going to work overseas because he wanted to look for women who have the curves she lacks.
  • Housewife: She stays taking care of the house while her husband and daughter work. She gets bored easily when they're gone.
  • Insecure Love Interest: She doubts her husband really loves her because they were an Arranged Marriage and fears he might be dissatisfied with her childlike body. Her husband does affirm that he loves her, but he still fails at showing it when it matters.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She could be easily mistaken for Hitomi's younger sister.
  • NEET: She starts to turn into this once she gets bored at home from her husband and daughter spending all day at their job. She loses herself playing online and chats with other gamers all day, resulting in her neglecting the housework.
  • Older Than She Looks: She still looks like a preteen girl despite being in her mid-thirties. Her daughter has inherited this trait from her.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Once she discovers Hitomi has indeed been bartending and taking part-time jobs, Minako assumes Hitomi did this intentionally to gain powerful connections all over Japan. Minako decides to let her daughter continue her way to the top.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: She's worried that her husband only married her because of the Arranged Marriage. Once he asserts his genuine love for her, they get in Sickeningly Sweethearts mode.
  • Trash of the Titans: After Minako gets into online gaming, Hitomi finds the kitchen sink filled with unwashed dishes, dust everywhere and the living room with clothes and bags all over the place.
  • Womanchild: Minako doesn't act any more mature than she looks, throwing tantrums when her family doesn't pay attention to her. Her own daughter acts more like a responsible adult than her.

    Keiichirou Mishima 
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Hitomi's father. He was overseas, but returned to Japan after losing his job. Unbeknownst to him, he ends up working for his own daughter.


  • Bumbling Dad: Hitomi gradually loses all respect for him for how undependable and gullible he is. It gets worse as he becomes her boot-licking employee.
  • Claustrophobia: He's claustrophobic, which his wife takes advantage of by placing a pail over his head to get him to behave.
  • Nepotism: His daughter hires him to work at her company after he loses his job. She doesn't let him know she and his boss are the same person, though.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: He and Minako were an Arranged Marriage, but he makes it clear to her that he does really love her. They then start acting like Sickeningly Sweethearts, to Hitomi's annoyance.
  • Super Gullible: His own daughter is able to fool him into thinking she and his boss are different people by just wearing a pair of glasses. His family is baffled at this.

    Kasumi Yokoyama 
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Hina's high school teacher.


  • Apathetic Teacher: She believes all her students are irredeemable morons and doesn't even care to try and set them straight. To be fair, when you work in a high school that can be translated to "Rock Bottom Academy", being apathetic to your students' plight is rather understandable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's constantly making dry comments at her students' moronic behaviour.
  • Only Sane Woman: She considers herself the only well-adjusted human being in a class full of idiots and weirdos.
  • Oral Fixation: She always has what looks like a thermometer in her mouth.
  • Straight Man: She often recognizes just how stupid her students are.

    Li Yong 
Voiced by: Koichi Soma (JP)
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The head of the Chinese temple that teaches superhuman martial arts.


  • Broken Pedestal: Wang greatly respected him for raising him after his father supposedly abandoned him. That is until he discovers Li Yong used all the money he, Atsushi and Mao earned through superhuman martial arts to hold orgies every day. To make it worse, the master reveals his father didn't abandon him, but he drove his real father out of the temple after humiliating him with a Laxative Prank.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He became the head of the temple by disabling and humiliating his opponent with a Laxative Prank. When his lies are finally exposed, Atsushi gives him a well-deserved punch in the face and takes the leadership of Superhuman Kung Fu from him.
  • Dirty Old Monk: He claims to be throwing orgies at the temple to "resist his carnal desires". Mao tells him to not give her that crap.
  • Parental Substitute: He acted as a guardian and master to Wang after his father left the temple. Wang doesn't take it well when he finds out what Li Yong did to his real father.

    Haru 
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A fourth esper who arrives after the timeskip and aids the ambitions of a rival yakuza gang. A young boy, he claims he was sent to perform Rock-sion.


  • Artificial Human: He's a superhuman created at a lab like the other espers, except that he was made by the government instead of the superhuman organization.
  • Battle Butler: Tsuda basically keeps Haru as a live-in butler. Tsuda is even more thrilled to find out Haru is an esper capable of taking down a group of yakuza by himself.
  • Dirty Kid: The final chapter shows Haru groping the ass of one of his cabaret girls.
  • Empty Eyes: Has these, showcasing his sadistic nature.
  • Foil: Hina is the first of the esper to arrive to the present and she travelled to the past to escape the Organization that used her as a tool, while Haru is the last esper to show up and he was sent to the past with a mission. Hina is a Lazy Bum who completely depends on Nitta feeding her and doing the housework, Haru is a Neat Freak who does all the housework for the yakuza who took him in. Most notably, Hina's actions are what set in motion the events that will lead to the Bad Future and Haru is in the present to change that future.
  • Graceful Loser: He doesn't seem fazed when Hina defeats him on an esper match. Later subverted as he clearly is mad about it, it's just that he has enough dignity to not take it out on Hina.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: He subjects his partner to far more pain than Hina ever did with Nitta, all in the name of experimentation. He seems the kind that can only think about himself.
  • Insufferable Genius: He considers himself an esper genius and he won't accept that Hina is stronger than him.
  • KidAnova: In the epilogue, Haru has become a regular customer at the cabaret where he fools around with two hot, older women all night.
  • Mirror Boss: The real fight between the Ashikawa-gumi and the Jadou is actually between Haru and Hina, as both are capable of using their psychic powers to throw people around. Their "rematch" near the arcade is also an example of limited use of telekinesis.
  • Mundane Utility: When not facing Hina, he mostly uses his telekinesis to do housework and give Tsuda massages.
  • Naked First Impression: Tsuda found him completely naked in his house.
  • Neat Freak: He seems to be obsessed with things being clean and dust-less.
  • Nominal Hero: He was created and sent to the past by the government to change the Bad Future where the civil war with espers happens. Haru, for his part, doesn't seem to care that much about preventing the war and soon makes it his priority to surpass Hina in psychic powers. His personality is also way too sadistic and callous to be considered a legitimate hero.
  • Not So Above It All: Haru may act like a no-nonsense character, but even he has his moments of childishness. His harassment campaign to get a rematch with Hina was ultimately just him throwing a tantrum over her stating it's a waste of time.
  • The One Guy: The three espers introduced before Haru were all girls and they were created by the Organization to be used as Super Child Soldiers. Unlike them, Haru is a boy and he was created after the future civil war by the government to send him back in time and prevent the civil war from ever happening.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always has an unfazed smile on his face.
  • Sadist: He takes great enjoyment out of using Tsuda as a dummy to train his psychic powers.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Reveals this to be his purpose, as he was sent to the past by the new organization to avoid having the characters repeating the mistakes that led to a city being blown up and a civil war starting.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He starts stalking and harassing Hina nonstop until he nearly drives her nuts just to make her accept a rematch with him. Nitta compares it to neighborhood shaming, but worse.
  • Unknown Rival: He comes to view Hina as the rival he must overcome to prove he's the strongest esper, but she only finds him annoying.

    Masaki Tsuda 
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A yakuza of the Jadou faction who lets Haru live with him in exchange of using his esper powers for his benefit.


  • Butt-Monkey: In all his appearances, he's either the victim of Haru's sadistic tendencies or the target for ridicule of the yakuza of his faction.
  • Dragged into Drag: Haru puts him in a dress to practice the People Puppets technique Hina uses. To make it more humiliating, Haru makes him walk like a model in front of other yakuza. Once he becomes a known name in the yakuza world, his reputation morphs him into a Creepy Crossdresser in the public's eyes, much to his displeasure.
  • Foil: To Nitta. They're both yakuza who wind up living with an esper that one day just appeared in their apartment and endure great pain because of it. The difference is that Nitta treats Hina as his daughter and never wants to use her powers to his benefit, which contrasts how Tsuda is more than happy to take advantage of Haru's powers to make his way to the top and their relationship is one of mutual exploitation without a single familial vibe. Also, Nitta is a master of housework and Tsuda is a slob.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: The yakuza of the Jadou faction suspect Tsuda has a fetish for little boys since he has one living with him and orders for bodyguards to protect him. The truth is that Tsuda only took in Haru because his esper powers are very useful for him.
  • Trash of the Titans: Before Haru appeared, Tsuda's house was so messy that the first thing Haru did was ask him to let him clean it for him.
  • Yakuza: He's part of a different yakuza group than Nitta.

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