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    General Tropes 

Tropes that apply to them as a whole.

  • Badass Bookworm: Naturally, as they're elite spies: the focus is on intellectual prowess but they have excellent combat capabilities as well, though only some get the chance to prove it on-screen.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Almost always shown to be nicely attired in well-tailored suits.
  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: They operate in public as the Greater East Asia Cultural Society.
  • Crazy-Prepared: They're prepared for even the most unlikely of events, including memory loss.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The D Agency works for the Imperial Japanese Army who were responsible for various war atrocities in Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. But their members never killed anyone as it’s in their manifesto, committed something that would cross the line or participated in any of these war crimes. The closest thing that they got is nearly ruining the life of Aaron Price, a British spy who is investigating their boss Yuuki. But at least, Yuuki is kind enough to put Aaron and his wife back together afterwards so that they can rebuild.
  • I Have Many Names: A result of maintaining multiple identities. Even their initial names are fake.
  • Institutional Allegiance Concealment: The agency operates with fake identities with their recruitment of agents from civilian backgrounds to lessen the chances of linking them to Tokyo if they're caught or killed.
  • Master of Disguise: All the spies had to be good in changing appearances along with coming up with fake names, occupations and backgrounds. Fukumoto gave the best example of this in his mission where aside from a fake name and profession, he also changed his voice and mannerisms and even made up a fake story about seeing his “classmate” to a Kempeitai officer.
  • Minored In Ass Kicking: The D Agency training focuses on intellectual aspects, but completing the endurance and combat courses with flying colours is a must.
  • No Such Agency: Publicly, it doesn't exist.
  • Omniglot: Mastering various languages is part of their training.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The D Agency may engage in morally gray actions, but killing is something to be avoided. As Lt. Col. Yuuki puts it, a dead body causes a stir that gets authorities involved.
  • Renaissance Man: The D Agency operatives are expected to be this.
  • Smug Smiler: Especially when they're one-upping their opponent.
  • The Strategist: Each D Agency member is The Strategist within his own episode, though some more overtly than others. Tazaki and Fukumoto's episodes in particular were focused on strategically outmanoeuvring their opponents.
  • The Infiltration: What D Agency is tasked to do in Japan and abroad once they have trained agents in their ranks.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The D Agency's policy when it comes to missions: "Don't kill, don't die. Don't get caught."
  • Training from Hell: The D Agency training program includes everything from foreign languages, pharmacology, physical fitness to safecracking and even being able to smoothly seduce women.
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    Lt. Col. Yuuki 

Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Bill Jenkins (English), Alfonso Obregón Inclán (Latin American Spanish)

The founder and head of D Agency.

  • Alternate Character Reading: His surname "Yuuki" can also be read as "Arisaki." This may or may not be his real name.
  • Artificial Limbs: Sakuma figured out that he has a prosthetic left arm which he got from one of his past missions. It turns out in “Coffin” that he blew off his arm with a hand grenade while escaping from the Germans.
  • The Chessmaster: Manipulates both the D Agency members and their opponents, often effortlessly.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has an entire fake backstory prepared, appropriated from a Japanese World War I veteran who has been comatose for 20 years, and gave said veteran's servant instructions to alert him if anybody ever came asking about "Arisaki Akira." It was a long time until this happened, but it paid off.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The reason why he walks with a cane is because someone from the army was a mole who gave him up to the enemy. He survived being tortured for many months. His captors were Imperial Germany.
  • Education Papa: Episode 10 delves a bit deeper into his past and indicates that his aristocrat father trained him in all manner of fields from science to martial arts to history, as well as at least 5 different languages. Or not. This whole story may be false, or it may have happened to the real Arisaki Akira, or it could be that this part of the story is true and only applies to Yuuki and not Arisaki. We have no idea.
  • The Handler: Relays the IJA's orders to the D Agency spies in the field.
  • Kavorka Man: Despite his age and harsh appearance, many women still find him charming, especially the waitresses at the teahouses he frequents.
  • Master of Disguise: A fake mustache and glasses work to change his appearance quite well, but the real magic comes when he adopts a gentle, mild-mannered personality of a harmless old man.. It's no wonder Jirou Gamou didn't recognize him as Yuuki at the teahouse in "Double Joker, Part 2."
  • Mysterious Past: It's unknown just how much of the story Aaron Price was told about Yuuki's past is true. "Coffin" reveals that at least one part of it was definitely true, Yuuki is indeed a World War I veteran who was disavowed by Tokyo when his cover as a spy in Germany was blown. He managed to escape German captivity and return home to Japan.
  • Pet the Dog: Col. Yuuki has moments where he shows concern about people, including his subordinates:
    • After destroying Aaron Price’s spy network, he put him and his wife back together so they can rebuild their lives.
    • In “Coffin”, when he heard that Miyoshi died in a train accident, he rushed to Berlin to see him and take the microfilm before the Germans noticed it. Then, he closes Miyoshi’s eyes before leaving which showed that he appreciated him for what he did.
    • In "XX - Double Cross," after Odagiri submits his resignation letter and returns to the IJA, he calmly accepts it and reminds him, "Don't die." It's also implied that he had a hand in influencing Odagiri's assignment to Manchuria so that he would have a chance to meet up with Yuriko Nogami again, as she had also moved to Manchuria after quitting her acting career.
  • Red Baron: He's known as "The Demon Lord" in the upper ranks of the IJA.
  • The Spymaster: All the D Agency spies' boss, and personally directs some of the missions, though most are left up to the individual spy's competence.
  • Unknown Rival: Lt. Col. Akimasa despises him for using civilians instead of soldiers or military graduates as spies, which he considers dishonorable. Yuuki himself could care less what Akimasa, or any other IJA officer, thinks.

    Miyoshi 

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

One of the first D Agency spies introduced. After the initial arc, he ends up assigned to Germany posing as an art dealer using the name "Katsuhiko Maki."

  • Determinator: Even before dying, he’s not going to let the Germans get their hands on the microfilm.
  • Dies Wide Open: His eyes are strangely peaceful at his death. This is what alerts Colonel Wolff that someone has already searched his corpse because his eyes are open in the autopsy photograph but are closed in the hospital room.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He made a splash in the first episode of the show, but when he reappears again much later, he's dead because the train he was on had a freak accident thanks to a malfunctioning signal light.
  • Dying Alone: He bleeds to death alone in the wreckage of a train, and is buried in a foreign land with total strangers at his funeral who are only there to witness a funeral service for unidentified victims of the train crash. As Col. Wolff noted, death is the end of everything for a spy.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Got fatally stabbed by a steel beam during the train accident.
  • Kick the Dog: Miyoshi, as a Kempeitai officer, tells Gordon that Sakuma will commit seppuku if he can't find evidence to convict him of being a spy.
  • Mauve Shirt: He’s the first spy character who played an important role in the two-part “Joker Game” episode. By the time we got his solo episode in “Coffin”, he’s already dead.
  • Omniglot: In "Joker Game", he's seen to be speaking English aside from Japanese. We also learn he's fluent enough in German to have lived for over a year in Berlin as a successful art dealer while maintaining a small network of spies in Germany without arousing suspicion.
  • Peaceful in Death: He has an incredibly calm and satisfied expression on his face as a corpse. It's so odd that Lieutenant Bauer comments on it.

    Kaminaga 

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Dave Trosko (English), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (Latin American Spanish)

A D Agency spy assigned to London.

  • Badass in Distress: The SIS snatches him after he's only been in London for two weeks, and he spends much of the episode "Robinson" in their captivity.
  • The Casanova: According to a drama CD, he's quite the ladies man.
  • Fake Defector: He agrees to SIS spymaster Howard Marks's offer to serve as a double agent for the UK and send a message to Tokyo that confirms he's okay and still on-mission. In actuality, the way he relays the message makes it obvious to the receiver that he's been captured.

    Odagiri 

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya Japanese), David Matranga (English), Daniel Lacy (Latin American Spanish)

The only D Agency operative to have a military background. His real name is Hiroyuki Tobisaki.

  • Boxed Crook: Yuuki recruited him from the brig when he was locked up for striking a superior officer during a training exercise.
  • Identical Stranger: His reaction when laying eyes on Yuriko Nogami, due to her very strong resemblance to Chizuru. This is the catalyst that causes him to focus too strongly on Nogami and not enough on Yasuhara, which is why he doesn't suspect Yasuhara of murdering Schneider and leads to him failing his mission.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: His failure to suspect Miyoko Yasuhara because of his bewilderment at Yuriko Nogami's resemblance to his childhood friend causes him to realize he can't become the kind of cold, unfeeling spy the rest of the group is, and he submits a letter of resignation to Yuuki.
  • Maybe Ever After: He is assigned to Manchuria at the end of "Double Cross." Just before this, we found out that Yuriko Nogami had also quit theater and had moved to Manchuria to start a new life there.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: He is definitely the odd one out of the entire D Agency. He was recruited from the Imperial Japanese Army in stark contrast to the rest of the spies, and we learn his real name and family background.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Subverted, his grandparents were too elderly to properly care for him as a child, so he spent much of his time with an older girl named Chizuru who essentially raised him like a younger brother.

    Fukumoto 

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Jarod Warren (English), Daniel del Roble (Latin American Spanish)

A D Agency spy assigned to Shanghai, who had at least two fake identities.

  • Actually, I Am Him: Shizuoka Hajime and Kusanagi are actually Fukumoto’s fake identities. But Fukumoto had used Shizuoka Hajime for a long time while Kusanagi is just a person that he made up which he used to lead Corporal Honma to the casino where he can discover his boss’ illegal activities.
  • The Big Guy: The tallest of the eight spies at 178cm. Though he's the least likely to use force, see The Chessmaster for details.
  • The Chessmaster: He managed to give just enough clues to Corporal Honma to point him in the right direction to solve the case in Shanghai, and did it subtly enough that he fulfilled D Agency's objectives in the city without having to take any real overt action on his part.
  • I Choose to Stay: After finishing his mission, Fukumoto decided to stay in Shanghai because he’s intrigued with all the deception and betrayal that is happening around the city.
  • Men Can't Keep House: Subverted, he does the cooking in the D-Agency.
  • The Stoic: He never smiles much but it’s surprising to know that he turned out to be the sleazy and happy-go-lucky reporter who gave Corporal Honma some leads about his case.
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    Amari 

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Brad Hawkins (English)

A D Agency spy working on a cruise liner heading to Honolulu.

  • The Casanova: In the preview for his POV episode, he mentions that he sees no point in staying with the same woman for long, and finds it easier to pick up a different girl as soon as he feels that he and his girlfriend at the time have had enough of each other.
  • Friend to All Children: He gets quite friendly with Emily Grane on the cruise ship, even picking her up and showing her dolphins.
  • Pet the Dog: He’s kind enough to take Emma with him when her mother surrendered herself to the authorities.

    Hatano 

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Dallas Reid (English)

A D Agency spy assigned to Paris, posing as a Japanese foreign exchange student under the name Ryosuke Shimano. After he completed his mission, he was requested by Col. Yuuki to pull out and be reassigned to another mission.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Was able to figure out things while under amnesia, such as foreseeing the number of German forces based on observation and was able to weed out Marie as a German collaborator.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Despite the head injury, Hatano cannot tell the French resistance of his identity as it would cause his mission to fail.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Placed a blank round into the pistol he repaired to determine if Marie was a German mole. Turns out he was right.
  • The Determinator: Completes his mission and gets out of Paris unscathed, thanks to Training from Hell.
  • Easy Amnesia: He has amnesia for most of the episode, turning a simple mission into a slightly tricky one. But he's fine again by the end, all memories back intact.
  • Hard Head: A Nazi soldier hits him on the head with the butt of a rifle, knocking him out for an hour or so and giving him amnesia. Then he gets hit on the head again by a French resistance member, which restored his memory. The guy's skull is as sturdy as a rock.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He specifically forgets only his identity as a D Agency spy while retaining all memories of his training, not to mention the clues he'd had planted in his subconscious to protect the Agency and his identity in just such an event.
  • Omniglot: Aside from Japanese, he speaks French and Russian.
  • Tap on the Head: Receives one from a Nazi soldier during a commotion, causing him to lose consciousness for a time and also acquire Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • Nice Hat: Wears one as part of his disguise in Paris under the guise of a college student named Ryosuke Shimano.
  • Waif-Fu: Has the shortest build of the D-Agency at 162cm, yet his profile notes he has mastered several martial arts. As demonstrated on Nazi soldiers in episode 3.

    Jitsui 

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)

One of D Agency's spies who remains in Japan in a counter-espionage role.

  • Blasting It Out of Their Hands: Shoots Lt. Col. Akimasa's gun out of his hand.
  • Waif-Fu: He's one of the smaller and younger spies and is capable of some pretty agile martial arts feats.

    Tazaki 

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)

A D Agency spy working in Manchuria under the name "Seto Reiji."

  • Friend to All Children: He gets along very well with 3 young Japanese boys on the Asia Express, and uses them to unknowingly assist him in his mission.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a blue fedora.
  • Stage Magician: It's unknown whether he used to be one before becoming a spy, but we see these skills being put to good use in episode six.
  • The Strategist: His is one of the cleverer episodes in the series, basically a 1 1/2-hour strategic battle on a train against unknown (at least initially) opponents.

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    Lt. General Okutsu Yasumasa 

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese)

    Lt. Col. Akimasa Kazato 

Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese)

  • Driven to Suicide: Not outright shown/stated, but the end of episode nine makes it fairly obvious that this is what happened.
  • Start My Own: He hates the D Agency and Yuuki so much he opted to start his own rival agency.

    Jirou Gamou 

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese)

  • Red Herring: His presence in the opening led viewers to assume that he was part of the D Agency, especially as he was later shown acting friendly towards Jitsui. It turns out he’s from a rival spy agency and the only connection he had with Jitsui is attempting to toss him off a cliff.
    • This was presumably done because in the novel we cannot see what Jirou looks like so the reader is lead to believe he's one of the D-Agency spies under a false name, until the Reveal.
  • Smart People Play Chess: The first thing we see him doing is playing chess against Ernest Graham.
  • The Strategist: He's plenty smart and his plans are excellent; unfortunately for him Yuuki's plans are magnificent.
  • Villain Protagonist: For the "Double Joker" arc.

Imperial Japanese Army

    1st Lieutenant Sakuma 
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Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Christopher Wehkamp (English)

The liaison arranged by the Kempeitai to keep an eye on D-Agency. He's a trained soldier and thinks that spies are a cowardly bunch.


  • Audience Surrogate: A downplayed example. He is new to the D Agency, being an Imperial Japanese Army liaison with no spy experience and meant to serve in a supervisory role. The worldview of the D Agency operatives is completely alien to him and he learns about the D Agency's inner workings at the same pace the audience does. On the other hand, Sakuma's own beliefs about Japanese militarism are just as alien to many modern audiences.
  • Decoy Protagonist: He's actually not important to the larger story, and his role in the plot ends after Episode 2. The manga reveals that Colonel Mutou reassigned him to another unit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sakuma's honor is used against him in "Joker Game" when Miyoshi tells John Gordon that he'll commit seppuku in public if his team can't find convincing evidence to convict him as a spy. Which leads to...
  • Honor Before Reason: The D Agency operatives think this way of Sakuma's nationalistic rhetoric and readiness to commit suicide if it furthers the cause. He lives up to the trope for the most part, but manages to subvert it in episode two to the point where Miyoshi approves of him and even Yuuki offers him a position in D Agency. He refuses, obviously.
  • Morton's Fork: The option of either following through with Miyoshi's word to commit seppuku or drop any charges made against Gordon, which would give him the opportunity to hide.
  • Nerves of Steel: Sakuma remained calm when Colonel Mutou started having violent outbursts. It helps that he's a soldier trained to withstand insults and tantrums.
  • Oh, Crap!: At the end of "Joker Game" when he realizes that the agency was setting him up to fail since it appears they know that the GHQ wants to set them up and that he's forced to kill himself to keep his word, according to Miyoshi.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Lt. Sakuma is ready to give his life for his country, as expected of an IJA officer.

    Colonel Mutou 

Voiced by: Tessho Genda (Japanese), Ken Marmon (English)

Lt. Sakuma's superior officer.

  • Da Chief: One of the officers in charge of the Imperial General Headquarters.
  • The Neidermeyer: He has little respect for his men, and was more than ready to throw the D-Agency and Lt. Sakuma under the bus during the John Gordon incident if only to save his own reputation and career.
  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger: The first thing we see this guy do is crack an egg into a cup and drink it. It's actually to help cure his hangover from the previous night.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In The Stinger to "Asia Express", he is plotting with another IJA officer to eliminate the D Agency, judging that they will no longer be useful to the war effort.

    Corporal Eiji Honma 

Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida (Japanese), David Wald (English)

A Kempeitai officer sent to Shanghai to investigate the murder of a fellow Kempeitai man after he got a transfer from Tokyo.

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: He is the viewpoint character of episode 4, but Honma has no connection to D Agency.
  • Internal Affairs: What his role in the Kempeitai essentially is.
  • Leave Behind a Pistol: He's the "leaver" of this trope, of a sort. After exposing Captain Oikawa as the intelligence leak in Shanghai, he also exposes Oikawa as a gay man. As homosexuality & treachery were not tolerated in this period, Honma would expect Oikawa to shoot himself to go out with some measure of honor. It just so happened that Private Yoshino killed him first.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Fukumoto, who basically used Honma to flush out the Kempeitai officer in Shanghai who was selling state secrets without explicitly revealing D Agency's hand in the whole affair.

     Captain Masayuki Oikawa 

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Chris Ryan (English)

The Kempeitai officer overseeing operations in Shanghai.

  • Asshole Victim: Nobody cared if he got killed in Shanghai, for it was all the D Agency needed to convince the Kempeitai of leaks in the city.
  • Big Bad: Of the episode "City of Temptation".
  • Da Chief: In charge of the Kempeitai's Shanghai branch in the International Settlement.
  • False Flag Operation: He instigated the death of a Kempeitai soldier investigating what happened to the missing opium seized as evidence and bombed his Shanghai residence to avoid being suspected.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Allows Honma to investigate the death of Miyata because he's a newcomer to the city and was transferred from Tokko. Though he did it so that he can frame him later on.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Honma unmasks him to be the culprit.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's best to read the censored entries after you watch the episode he's involved in.

Foreign Agents

    John Gordon 

Voiced by: Kentarou Tone (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

An American businessman managing a major machine shop in Japan.

  • Double Agent: He's being turned into one by the D Agency.
  • Gratuitous English: John Gordon alternates between speaking English and Japanese, as he is supposed to be an American business executive who has been living in Tokyo for the past 3 years.
  • Occidental Otaku: According to his D Agency profile, he's a Japanophile, though it's obviously just a front.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: John Gordon is your average American with blond hair and blue eyes.

     French Résistance 

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Alain Lernier), Ryouta Takeuchi (Jean Victoire), Shizuka Ito (Marie Torres) (Japanese), Brandon McInnis (Alain Lernier), J. Michael Tatum (Jean Victoire), Morgan Garrett (Marie Torres) (English)

French citizens attempting to fight back against the Nazi invasion of their homeland.

  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jean shows subtle signs of being offput by how much stock Marie puts in Alain's opinions.
  • I Have Your Wife: The Germans have Marie's family and have coerced her into working for them.
  • La Résistance: A rare, actual depiction of the real-life trope originator in anime.
  • Little Useless Gun: They only have one firearm in their possession, a Le Français pistol which is just as useless and impractical as the FP-45 Liberator. It also doesn't help that Marie sabotaged it.
  • The Mole: Marie is a German turncoat working to eliminate the cell.
  • Only Sane Man: Alain is the one of the trio who has the steadiest disposition and most level-headed outlook on things.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Marie is outed as a German spy, Jean knocks out Hatano and runs off with her, apparently still too much in love with her to turn on her.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The cell Hatano encounters is just the three of them.

     Howard Marks 

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese)

One of the SIS's best men.

  • Batman Gambit: He leaves a floor plan of the safehouse in plain view of the main hallway, betting that any captured spy would notice and use it to plan an escape. Unfortunately for them, the map is a fake.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: In sharp contrast to the realistic look of the anime, Marks has a very... interesting head.
  • The Spymaster: A very high-ranking SIS officer who has played the spy game for years.

     Anton Morozoff 

Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu (Japanese)

A Soviet bureaucrat fleeing the USSR.

     Louis Mc Cloud 

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (Japanese)

A British codebreaker who has abandoned his country and is attempting to flee to Japan.

  • His Name Is...: He realizes just who Cerberus is right before he dies.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Him leaking the details of Raymond Grane's ship itinerary to the Germans was done so that he could intercept an Enigma transmission and try to break the code for MI-5.
  • I Have Many Names: Initially introduces himself as "Jeffrey Morgan."
  • Magic Plastic Surgery: Averted: Even though he did change his face, it's pointed out that there are certain things plastic surgery cannot alter, such as his ears, and his true identity is ferreted out pretty quickly.

     Cynthia Grane 

Voiced by: Chie Nakamura (Japanese)

A passenger in the ship where Amari is assigned. It turns out that she's "Cerberus," a mysterious assassin tied to Louis McCloud.

  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: She realized that her revenge would only do more harm to her daughter so she let Amari take her, hoping that she could have a good life without knowing that her own mother is a traitor and murderer.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: She happened to overhear McCloud talking about how he'd leaked her husband Raymond's ship's course to the Germans, which explains how he died.
  • Revenge Before Reason: She defected to Nazi Germany solely to take revenge on the man responsible for her husband's death. However, she came to her senses when her cover is blown and that her daughter's future is at stake.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: She managed to get revenge on the man who killed her husband. However, she knows that it won't do good for her daughter. So, she had Amari take her daughter while she surrendered herself to the authorities.
  • Walking Spoiler: Read the entries when you finished watching the episode "Cerberus" was involved in.

     Ernest Graham 

Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (Japanese)

The British consul to Japan.

     Aaron Price 

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (Japanese)

A British reporter who has worked all over the world but has settled down in Japan, which is a cover story for his status as a Secret Intelligence Service operative.

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: The main character of Episode 10.
  • Deep Cover Agent: He's had a long career spanning the globe but has spent the last 10 years in Japan.
  • Happily Married: To his Belgian wife Ellen.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Pretends to be a reporter when investigating Arisaki Akira.
  • Love Epiphany: Of a sort. After being captured by D Agency and having his entire spy network exposed, he decides it's time to leave the spy game when he remembers that the first thing he was concerned about during his ordeal was Ellen's safety, not the mission.
  • May–December Romance: He is visibly older than his wife by about 10-20 years.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he finally sees the real Arisaki Akira has been an invalid in bed for the past 20 years, he realizes the whole story he was told about "Arisaki's" past was probably a lie and he's back at square one.
  • The Spymaster: He's running a whole network of double agents in Japan. His current mission is to find out who the head of D Agency is.

     German Intelligence 

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Col. Wolff), Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Lt. Bauer) (Japanese)

A pair of German officers under the Abwehr, Colonel Hermann Wolff & Lieutenant Johann Bauer, who are investigating the death of a Japanese man in a train accident in the Berlin countryside.

  • Abwehr: Possibly. The episode does confirm they are not part of the Gestapo.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: They're the main characters of Episode 11.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Their names are Wolff and Bauer, that speaks for itself.
  • Colonel Badass: Wolff has this impression emanating off of him from the moment he appears.
  • Costume Porn: Simply put, their uniforms look awesome, all the way up to the hats.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wolff, after losing an eye due to a grenade explosion.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Wolff orders the passenger interrogated by them at the beginning to be handed over to the Gestapo. The man's reaction is definitely this trope.
  • No Swastikas: Despite being Nazi officers, they don't have any swastikas on them. The closest is an Iron Cross that they wear on their collars.
  • Oh, Crap!: Upon realizing that Yuuki has already been in the hospital and taken Maki's microfilm, Wolff collapses into a couch as he realizes the Japanese spy that got away 22 years ago has outwitted him, and he can only stare in disbelief.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Bauer hits a lot of the points the ideal Aryan would have, with good looks, piercing blue eyes, and blond hair.
  • Sherlock Scan: Wolff has enough spying experience that he can spot a lot of tiny little details that a lesser-trained officer like Bauer would miss.
  • The Spymaster: Wolff is an officer of Abwehr, and is the closest foreign counterpart to Yuuki in the series.
  • Veteran Instructor: Wolff is a veteran of World War I and has more or less taken Bauer in under his wing in spy work.
  • Worthy Opponent: By the end of it all, Wolff definitely seems to have this impression of Yuuki and the D Agency.

     Karl Schneider 

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A German agent operating in Japan.

  • Double Agent: He's doing covert work for both Germany and the Soviet Union. Actually a triple agent, as he's also feeding information on German & Soviet troop movements to the British through Miyoko Yasuhara.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Yasuhara made his death look like a suicide by placing a fake suicide note by his corpse.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: He dies at the start of "XX - Double Cross."
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: His wine was laced with cyanide.

     Miyoko Yasuhara 

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)

A Japanese theater actress who is being investigated by the D Agency as a potential suspect. She's the culprit who assassinated Schneider.

  • You Remind Meof X: Her physical features reminds Odagiri of a woman who raised him when he was little.
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