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     The Entire Team 

The Entire Team

Applicable for most if not all of the members.

  • Adorkable: All of them have their moments, Marry, Momo, and Shintaro chief among them.
  • Back from the Dead: Required for the eye ability.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Most of their eye abilities are related to a desire they held in their hearts before their deaths. This decides which snake possesses them; whichever one is best suited to their wish is the one carried out of the Daze inside them.
  • Break the Cutie: The only one who hasn't somewhat recovered from it is Kano, at least until the climax of the fifth novel
  • Color-Coded Characters: Virtually everyone is associated with a color:
    • Red - Shintaro and Ayano
    • Pink - Marry
    • Orange - Momo
    • Chartreuse - Konoha
    • Green - Seto
    • Light Blue - Hibiya
    • Dark Blue - Ene
    • Violet - Kido
    • Black/Gray - Kano and Route XX Shintaro
  • Curse: Zig-zagged between this trope and Cursed With Awesome. True, they were granted a second chance at life and got cool new powers in the process, but a loved one had to stay behind in the Daze for it to happen, and that knowledge weighs on their minds. The various powers they have isolate them from the rest of humanity, whether they want them to or not. To make matters worse, being stuck with the snakes that gave them these powers made it that much easier for the Clearing Eyes Snake to track them down.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Everyone has a lot of problems.
  • Friendless Background:
    • Seto was bullied and his first and only friend was a dog who later died in an accident.
    • Kano distanced himself from other people to avoid getting his abusive mom into trouble.
    • Kido constantly felt out of place due to being a bastard child, and the only dear person she really had was her older sister.
    • For the first 137 years of her life, the only people Marry had ever met were her parents.
    • Haruka wasn't able to play with other children since he was constantly hospitalized.
    • Most people either teased Takane for her sleep disorder or shied away from her because of her mood.
    • People would ignore Momo in favor of putting attention on her brother Shintaro for his abilities, but Shintaro himself never made an effort to become friends with anyone due to his apathy towards life.
    • Because of the in-school rivalry between boys regarding Hiyori, and his conservative (and extremely over protective) parents, Hibiya was socially inept, never able to connect to others.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them have one.
  • Image Song: Very prominent, as there is one for almost each of the main characters depicted.
  • Last-Name Basis: Kido, Kano, and Seto are almost exclusively called by their last names, whereas everyone else is generally called by their given names. In the novels and manga, the trio has have always called each other by their last names, as they had gotten so used to doing so they just began to see each other's last names as their only names. Though in the anime, they did use to call each other by their first names in the past. They switched to last names to sound cooler for their "organization".
  • Magical Eye: Each have an eye ability that represents one of Azami's snakes.
  • Power Incontinence: Every single one of them has trouble using their ability at first, either because they cannot turn it off (as with Kido, Seto, Kano and Momo), or because they don't know they have it yet and use it subconsciously, like Shintaro.
    • Konoha has it a tad worse since the use of his power takes away part of his memory; he forgets about this repercussion as well and is just stuck in an endless loop of memory loss.
  • Psychic Powers: Their powers are (for the most part) to do with manipulating the minds of others (Kido's "Conceal", Seto's "Stealing", Kano's "Deceive", Momo's "Attention-Drawing"), or extending the reach of their own consciousness (Ene's "Opening", Hibiya's "Sight", Shintaro's "Recording" and Ayano's "Favoring").
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their eyes turn red when using their abilities. This caused particular problems for Kido, Seto and Kano, who have been shunned and called "monsters" because their eyes were always red as children.
  • True Companions: Kido, Kano, and Seto- though the entire Dan counts to a degree.


Ayano Tateyama

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No. 0 and the original leader. For more information, see the Others section.

     Tsubomi Kido 

Tsubomi Kido

Blindfold complete...I guess.

Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.1, she's the leader and tends of have difficulty keeping the rest of the members in line. She grew up with Seto and Kano in an orphanage. She always listens to music through her earphones.

Her ability is "Concealing Eyes," and it allows her to change a person's perception so as to make it seem like a person or object isn't there. This ability works only within a certain distance of herself.

  • Abusive Parents: Verbally and emotionally instead of physically like Kano's mom.
  • Bifauxnen: Both Takane and Momo note that she has a pretty face when they meet her, and her long hair and flat chest make her look much like a Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards the other members of the Mekakushi Dan, especially Marry and Momo. In the anime, when Clearing Eyes possesses Konoha, the first thing Kido does is charge him and yell at the others to run.
  • Big Sister Worship: Towards her real older sister, Rin Kido.
  • Bokukko: Refers to herself with the masculine pronoun ore, and to others with the rather impolite omae.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kano and Seto.
  • Cool Big Sis: A mix of this, The Leader, and Team Mom. Emphasis on cool given that she has Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In Outer Science, the Snake of Clearing Eyes punches her through the stomach while in the manga he shoots her at least six times after he kills Kano and Seto.
  • Cry Cute: Unfortunately, the few scenes in which she genuinely cries it's pretty hard to appreciate how cute she looks while doing so.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Loves cute things, particularly cats.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: One side of her pants is slightly rolled up. It signifies that she's a gang member.
  • Flanderization: Unlike the manga and definitely the anime, she has very few instances where she acts tsundere and violent in both the PVs and novels (in fact, this personality better reflects when she was a child back at the orphanage as Kano notes). Compared to the anime where her tsundere and violent tendencies are Up to Eleven - which could be due to the fact that each media covers a different route. It's not too far fetched to believe that she may react slightly different in different routes.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: In contrast to her normally unflappable attitude, Kido is actually quite easy to scare. She needed Shintaro to go through the haunted house with her to find Momo because she was too scared to go it alone. She doesn't even make it to the end before she passes out from fear.
  • Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: A major theme with her image song, the lyrics even stating to help block her from out the outside world. This might have to do with her wish, which was to draw away attention (even though that is a visual component). Her hoodie is even styled as an iPod with a headphone design on her hood.
  • Heroic Bastard: She is the illegitimate child of a rich family, which caused her to feel very out of place while growing up. Nonetheless she's the leader of our heroes.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Snake of Clearing Eyes punches her through the stomach in Route XX.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: More so in the earlier novels and as a child.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Momo initially mistakes her for a boy.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Turn out that not only can her powers conceal the physical presence of her and others, it also allows her to conceal memories- at least on herself, it's unknown if she can use that ability on other people yet.
  • The Leader: Of the Mekakushi-Dan. She may not be the most informed of the cast but she does a valiant effort at staying on task and recruiting members, informing them what she knows, and making them feel welcome.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She and Seto were not informed of Ayano and Kano's investigation of Kenjirou or how he blackmailed Kano into doing his bidding. Seto finds out later on, leaving Kido the only one among the orphan trio left out of the loop. She eventually finds out in the final episode of the anime, and scolds Kano for attempting to bear the burden on his own, promising to put him on bathroom cleaning duty for the rest of the month as punishment.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Was often shunned in her household due to being a bastard child, which made her desire to disappear.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Seto and Kano and Ayano. She still considers them to be her family, and her Character Development between her childhood and teenagehood really hinges on that.
  • Pater Familicide: When his company went bankrupt, Kido's father went mad and set fire to their house in despair, killing the whole family.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Depending on the shot, her right eye may or may not be covered by her bangs.
  • Perception Filter: Her eye ability masks her presence and anyone 2 meters of her. It loses its effect when someone touches her, and weakens toward people who closely know the concealed person.
  • Progressively Prettier: Combined with Art Evolution, just compare how Kido looks in ''Blindfold Chord'' to how she looks in ''Summertime Record''.
  • Self-Made Orphan: As a child she stabbed her own father to death in order to stop him from killing her sister. Unfortunately it didn't actually end up saving either of them.
  • Shrinking Violet: She was still pretty shy up to the time when she challenged Takane in the Headphone Actor game, implying that she used to be one until Ayano died. According to Kano in the anime, she tried to change her personality to one more befitting of a leader after inheriting the title from Ayano.
  • The Stoic: Or she tries to be.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Shintaro notes in the novels that Kido seems to have a "coolness" persona that tends to slip off when she's scared. Momo also notes that despite this persona, she does have a nice "dere".
  • Supreme Chef: According to Jin, she's a very good cook. In the manga, she's even seen preparing meal for the gang.
  • Team Mom: Contrary to her appearance, she's quite nurturing and acts as this to all the Mekakushi-Dan.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Marry and Momo's Girly Girl
  • Tomboyish Ponytail:
    • Played straight in the anime.
    • Subverted in the novels and manga in that she is first seen in a ponytail while cooking.
  • Undying Loyalty: Has shades of this, particularly when it comes to Kano and Seto. When Shintaro comes to her asking if Kano hates him, she doesn't miss a beat defending Kano, even under the shady circumstances.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair, but still counts.

     Kousuke Seto 

Kousuke Seto

It’s such nice weather~ But I wonder where this is. There’s a deer I’ve never seen before.

Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.2, he was raised in the same orphanage as Kido and Kano. He works various part-time jobs, and has the habit of wandering around. He was the one who invited Marry to the Mekakushi Dan.

His ability is “Stealing Eyes,” and with it he can take information from any given target just by looking at them. He doesn't really like it though, seeing as it's an ability which makes it so that he doesn't have to communicate with others, as such he rarely uses it.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His undershirt is black rather than white in the anime.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied as a child.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The anime and other official art depict him as significantly tanner than the rest of the cast. This might be a reference towards his outdoors-y nature though.
  • Berserk Button: In the manga, after witnessing Kuro Konoha murder Kano, Seto doesn't stop to hold his friend as Kido did but rushes straight towards the murderer with fists raised, even though said person carries a gun. He doesn't even stop when he's shot in the abdomen. Kuro Konoha has to blow his head off to put an end to it.
  • Big Brother Instinct: In general, he seems to enjoy looking out for people. He almost qualifies as the Team Dad to Kido's Team Mom with his kind nature.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kano and Kido.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: His main reason for saving Mary from her isolation.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In Outer Science, Kuro Konoha strangles him to death and then rips his head off, while in the manga he first shoots him through the stomach and then through the mouth.
  • Demoted to Extra: For some reason, Jin keeps shafting Seto aside despite being a member of the original Gang and his importance to Marry. So far, he has only had minimal roles in the novels and anime, and his PV was heavily delayed, cancelled, then placed on album exclusive Mekakucity V's.
  • The Empath: Very personable and easily relates to others, especially if combined with his powers (though that's a rare occurrence).
  • Friend to All Living Things: He seems to give off this impression, and in the manga adaptation he even talks to animals!
  • Gentle Giant: The second tallest of the cast, but also a textbook Nice Guy.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He has goggles glued onto the hood of his jumpsuit for no discernible reason.
  • Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Looks noticeably older and taller after Fantasy Forest.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kano.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge Guy to Marry's Tiny Girl.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He and Kido initially didn't know about Ayano and Kano's investigation of Kenjirou, although he does find out about it later in the 5th novel and the anime.
  • Keet: Particularly pertaining to the present. He's a very friendly guy who seems to have a lot of energy behind him.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With Marry.
  • Nice Guy: Jin describes him as the type of person that can get along with anyone.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Kido and Kano and Ayano. Doesn't stop him from being a Cool Big Bro though.
  • Number Two: Is considered to be the co-leader of the Dan, shared with Kano.
  • Parental Abandonment: Had lived his whole life in an orphanage before he was adopted.
  • Precious Puppy: He had one as a kid since it was the only thing that didn't mock him and loved him unconditionally. Sadly, he and the dog died together, and the puppy was Seto's sacrifice to escape the Daze.
  • Prone to Tears: As a child he cried at the drop of a hat if is feelings were hurt or if something scared him.
  • Static Character: Most of Seto's Character Development occurred many years before the present day. He doesn't change much over the course of the story since for the most part he's already got his life figured out. He mostly serves as a crutch to fuel other character's development, namely Marry and Kano.
  • Telepathy: His eye power.
  • Unhappy Medium: He hates using his powers, mainly because A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read, and it makes meeting new people quite boring. Some of the images in the Shounen Brave PV imply that the horrible things he heard others think about him while still new to his powers nearly drove him to self-harm.
  • Verbal Tic: -su. Turns out the origin of said verbal tic was from Kido pressuring him to stop using overly formal and polite speech as children.

     Shuuya Kano 

Shuuya Kano

You’re really interesting…! Excellent.
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.3, he's rather laid back and he tends to smile all the time. He likes to tease and can be a flirt, but when it counts he's very reliable.

His ability is to “Deceiving Eyes,” which he can use to change people's perception of the things around them, making them see something different from what's actually there. However, unlike Kido's ability which can affect other things within a certain distance from her, the effects of Kano's ability are only limited to himself anything or anyone he's making physical contact with.

  • Abusive Parents: Kano didn't even go to kindergarten because he was always with his physically abusive mother.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: He took care of the housekeeping and shopping already at the age of six.
  • Adorkable: When he's not using his powers, he tends to get easily embarrassed and is self conscious of his real smile and laughter.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he was killed by Kuro Konoha in Outer Science and in the manga.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Inverted with Ayano. Tries to get back at Shintaro for the fate Ayano had.
    • He took on the role of an elder brother for Kido and Seto while they were still at the orphanage, trying his best to protect them from harm. He was also very encouraging and supportive of Kido when she took on the role as leader in the anime.
    • In the present, he also has shades of this towards the newest members of the Mekakushi Dan (mostly towards Marry, Hibiya, and Momo. Ene and Shintaro, not so much), in addition to Kido and Seto.
  • Big Little Brother: When they were kids, he was a little taller than Seto and Kido despite being a few months younger than them. Averted now as teens, much to his dismay.
  • Big Sister Worship: Implied to have this towards Ayano.
  • Break the Cutie: Kano has, for lack of a better phrase, gone through a lot of problems from the beginning of his life up to this point, none of which he's been able to fully recover from.
  • Butt-Monkey: Of the physical variety, especially if Kido's around in the anime. Tends to cross over Dude, Not Funny! territory when you remember that his mother abused him when he was a kid.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: His default expression. Kano's always got this sneaky look that makes him seem really shady and like he's hiding some dirty secret. The latter is true.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: He's actually the "mastermind" behind the gang, deciding where their hideout would be, the gang's name, and even being the one to appoint Kido as leader in the anime (in an attempt to cheer her up after Ayano's death.) After founding the gang, it's Kano who first notices that Momo has an eye power, and it's under his orders that Kido goes to recruit her as well. However, this is also debatable because he was working under the Snake of Clearing Eyes.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kido and Seto.
  • Consummate Liar: His defining trait. He's been one for at least 10 years now, but Kano's penchant for deceiving began when he was very young.
  • Cry Cute: When he finally hits his breaking point from all the secrets he's been shouldering for the past two years. Thankfully Seto is there to give him a shoulder to lean on.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: His power can allow him to look like anyone, dead or alive. Such as when he turns into Ayano in the novels and Haruka in the anime to make Shintaro and Ene feel horrible. As a side note, the 5th novel also reveals that during the last few months of Ayano's life, Kano periodically would take her place while she went out investigating things, and was forced into pretending to be Ayano's corpse when her body couldn't be found.
  • Forced into Evil: Forced to work with the Snake of Clearing Eyes or else the remaining family will be brutally murdered. Of course, some of his jerkass moments like mindscrewing with Shintaro in the novels (Ene in the anime) was done completely out of his accord.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Kano annoys a lot of the Gang's members with his relentless trolling, to the point where even Marry can lose her patience with him. It's a combination of Seniority (he's one of the founding members), Proximity (his siblings are also members), and Caring (despite his Jerkass moments, the others still care for him) that keeps him around.
  • The Gadfly: He really likes to mess with people and getting a rise out of them.
  • Happily Adopted: By Kenjirou and Ayaka when Ayaka was still alive. However, this is debatable. At the very least he did grow attached to his adopted family.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Any time we get a serious look into his thoughts it's usually Kano calling himself a monster, or something similar. Both his image song, and the first chapter in the fifth novel show just how deep his self-hatred runs.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Seto.
  • The Hyena: Is able to laugh even in pretty bad situations.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a bit of an ass at times, but deep down he's got a kind heart and he cares deeply for his family and friends.
  • Love Martyr:
    • He was always abused by his mother, but he still blamed himself for being the one angering her.
    • He doesn't even mind when Kido hits him, and outright says he'd rather be covered in bruises than have her hate him or be unhappy. When she outright beats him up as children, he thanks her, asking her to beat him up again if it makes her not hate him.
  • Master of Illusion: Kano's eye power. It's apparently negated upon him feeling pain.
  • Mind Rape: Does this to Shintaro in the novel and Ene in the anime by turning into Ayano and Haruka respectively, accusing both Shintaro and Ene of trying to forget about the people they lost.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He did NOT like the idea of Ayano getting a boyfriend.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Kido and Seto and Ayano. He still treasures them like family.
  • Number Two: Is considered to be the co-leader of the Dan, shared with Seto.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He breaks down at the end of the fifth novel after almost releasing hell on Seto. A pretty similar situation also happens in #11 of the anime.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Though he tends to act like the story's Comic relief character, he is a lot more capable than one might think and, as quoted by Jin, "Help moving the story forward".
  • Perpetual Smiler: Even when he's crying, he'll use his powers to make it seem like he's smiling.
  • The Resenter: Shown to resent Shintaro for treating Ayano so coldly when she was still alive. He lashes out at Shintaro in the fourth novel, however, in the fifth novel, he seems to be warming up to him, stating that he thinks of the other as 'An idiot, but also a good person.'
  • Sad Clown
  • Shadow Archetype: Kano and Shintaro both grew up depressed with their lot in life, but for different reasons, and went through the Five Stages of Grief following Ayano's death only to get stuck on Depression. However, Kano's coping methods are even less healthy than Shintaro's, showing that while Shintaro locking himself away from the outside world is bad, he could've handled the loss much worse.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type-A, BIG. TIME. He's been locking his feelings behind smiles since he was at least five. He gives the impression that he's alright and that nothing bothers him so well that unfortunately, people almost never notice when he really needs support the most.
  • The Tease:
    • Has a habit of flirting with Momo and Marry as noted in the Children Record's booklet.
    • Also shown to tease Kido quite a lot as well.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Result G. Where to start?
  • The Trickster: Even better when you have that kind of ability.
  • Undying Loyalty: Kano is this way to all of his family members, adopted or otherwise, for better or worse. This includes Ayano who despite her good intentions wound up putting Kano in a horrible position, his abusive biological mother, and even Kenjirou who Kano still considers his dad even though Kenjirou's unintentionally been the face of the mastermind causing all of Kano's misery, because he's capable of separating in his mind the real Kenjirou from the snake possessing his body.

     Marry Kozakura 

Marry Kozakura

Eek.. I’m sorry, I’m sorry...
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.4, she is very reclusive and has a hard time communicating with people she isn't familiar with. She's 1/4 gorgon, 3/4 human girl, and was raised in the forest isolated from society. When her parents died she had been living alone until Seto found her.

Her ability is “Locking Eyes,” which allows her to temporarily stop the movement of whoever meets her gaze.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was bullied when she was younger, which made her scared of going out on her own.
  • Apologises a Lot
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Freezes Kano in the manga when he ticks her off and gets noticeably upset when the Kisaragi siblings get Seto's name wrong.
  • Break the Cutie: In Outer Science, thanks to the Clearing Eyes Snake killing everyone.
  • Cute Bookworm
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She trips and spills her pitcher of tea onto Momo in episode 2 of the anime. She also spins around clumsily and loses a handheld massager, nearly hitting the terrorist leader in the head and blowing their cover.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Well, 1/4 monster. Outside of her albinism, she looks like a perfectly ordinary human girl, with several characters not even being aware that she's part-gorgon until it's spelled out for them.
  • The Cutie: She makes Shintaro suffer Cuteness Proximity regularly in the light novel, and her combination of both innocence and energy causes Seto and Momo to be charmed by her soon after meeting her as well.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Driving her past this is the key to the time-loop. Generally, Clearing Eyes accomplishes this by killing people left-and-right.
  • Deuteragonist: Shintaro's the POV character for most of the series, but it's Marry who kicked off the plot, and when it all comes to a head and the Snake of Clearing Eyes takes direct action, it traces back to her again. While Shintaro is the one who makes the Snake of Clearing Eyes's final defeat possible, Marry is the true hero of the story.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She tends to walks around barefoot in "Fantasy Forest".
  • Eating Optional: Why Marry could spend more than a hundred years in her house; she's able to survive on nothing but water.
  • Expressive Hair: Her hair tends to start moving and waving around much like snakes whenever she feels growing excitement or happiness.
  • Fatal Flaw: Curiosity killed the gorgon when she went outside despite her mother's warnings. Later on, she almost blows the rest of the Gang's cover at the department store when she plays around with a massager she found and accidentally hits the terrorist leader with it.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: After being locked up in a forest cabin for 140 years, Marry has alot of catching up to do with the world's technology. For starters, she thinks a phone charger is a thin rope.
  • Generation Xerox: Her role in the story perfectly mirror's Azami's; monster is shunned by humans, but one day meets one/multiple human(s) who are indiscriminate. Something goes wrong, and the Snake of Clearing Eyes uses the wish born of her despair to perpetuate its own existence (by creating the Daze/setting off a time-loop). It is showing the 'monster' to not fear or hate the world that proves to be the key to saving everyone.
  • Genki Girl: While shy around strangers, Marry is very excitable when around the other members of the Gang. Shintaro is surprised by how energetic she is when she's frolicking around the amusement park.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Seto approached her house expecting some sort of vicious supernatural monster, only to be shocked to find a rather pretty Cute Monster Girl instead.
  • Hikikomori: She was raised as one.
  • Hive Queen: It's eventually revealed that the snakes are trying to reach a their 'Queen', which entered the world a long time ago inside Marry. The reason why the snakes possess humans who leave the Daze is because they need human vessels to enter our world.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Seto's Huge Guy.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Victim of this trope. One day while she was playing outside, two malevolent boys attacked her, one of them carrying rope, another armed with a bat. When her mother stepped in to protect Marry, they attacked her too. It was because of those two boys that her mother died. Thankfully averted with Seto.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With Seto.
  • Mystical White Hair: Subverted. Her white hair might serve as a hint of the gorgon blood within her, but the source of it is actually her grandfather, Tsukihiko.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her introverted nature, Marry is an extremely kind soul that values her friends above all else.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is actually 140 years old, but physically resembles a 14-year-old.
  • Painful Transformation: Of the psychological variety, courtesy of The Clearing Eyes Snake slaughtering her friends in front of her during Outer Science. Her hair appears to break off, become black, form into snakes and scales grow all over her skin. Her expression as it happens is... unsettling.
  • The Paralyzer: Her Eye Power, which renders subjects frozen in time for a temporary period. It is used in conjunction with Momo's power to stop the terrorists at the mall.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her hair ribbon. Additionally, the color associated with her is pink.
  • Prone to Tears: It's as easy to make her cry as turning the lights off too suddenly.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Seems to run in the family.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A minor one with Momo as they're frequently holding hands and are friends.
  • Ship Tease: Borders on being an Implied Love Interest to Seto. There's also mild teasing with Shintaro as well, due to being one of the few Gang members to show him proper respect, as well as their interactions in the anime that lead into Shintaro getting his eye power.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very much due to her hikikomori status.
  • Signature Headgear: Has sewn a fake rose onto the left side of her hood, as a tribute to her mother, Shion.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Implied to have feelings for Seto.
  • Spanner in the Works: The entire plot of the series was set in motion when she ignored her mother's warnings and went outside.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name has been spelled in English as "Mary", "Marry", and "Marie".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks very much like a younger version of her mother.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kido's Tomboy.
  • Uneven Hybrid: 1/4 gorgon on her mother's side. She ages slower than a human (meaning she's physically 14 but 140 chronologically) and has a weaker version of her mother and grandmother's abilities to turn others to stone.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Through Word of God.

     Momo Kisaragi 

Momo Kisaragi

I, am I really THAT abnormal!?
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Nanami Kashiyama

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.5, a very popular idol. She also has very unusual tastes...

Her ability is "Drawing Eyes," a power which draws people's attention to her. She had developed this ability when she was at the beach with her father where she nearly drowned. Because of this ability, she had been alienated from people and had no friends, but once she had joined the Mekakushi Dan she became more bright and cheerful.

  • Always Someone Better: Used to feel inferior to her genius older brother.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Can resort to being one towards Shintaro during some of their banter. Meanwhile, she has one of these in Hibiya.
  • Attention Whore: She isn't, but her eye power forces her to be the center of attention whether she wants to or not, causing others to think she's one.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Hibiya and Marry.
  • Big Eater: Just look at the plate she orders in Otsukimi Recital.
  • Book Dumb: The fact that she got a 2 on her biology exam despite having taken supplementary lessons for it two weeks in advance should clue us in that she's quite different from her brother.
  • Butt-Monkey: A lot of bad stuff happens to her in the chapters that focus on her, from her weird sleep talking to being compared to a cow. And that's not getting into what all of her Cute Clumsy Girl antics lead to in Kisaragi Attention and Otsukimi Recital (she runs into a pole and trips on stage during her first concert, to name a few).
  • Chained by Fashion: Her idol outfit, and in the PV for Daze.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts a bit like one towards Hibiya and Hiyori, hanging out with them and treating them like younger siblings.
  • Crash-Into Hello: How she meets Hibiya in the anime.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She makes various slip-ups in Kisaragi Attention; like accidentally stepping on a cat's tail, breaking the tree branch she's sitting on, smacking her face on a pole, throwing her used soda can away only for it to bounce right back and hit her on the face, and slipping and falling from the wall she's sitting on.
    • This continues on in Otsukimi Recital where she falls during her performance in from her heels, accidentally steps on a cat's tail again, and falls down again from the wall but dragging Hibiya this time.
  • Disappeared Dad: He died to save Momo from drowning when they went to the beach together.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: In her idol outfit, her skirt and her legs (one of them is a stocking while the other is socks).
  • Gamer Chick: Shintaro mentions that she's fond of Let's Play videos.
  • Genki Girl: She isn't an idol for nothing.
  • Idol Singer: Though she really only became one because of her ability. She chose to take the talent scout's offer only to help with her family's financial problems.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: What caused her to join the Mekakushi Dan. She doesn't like that her powers cause some others to hate her as a result due to all the attention lavished on her when she uses it. Plus she inadvertently becomes the center of attention even when she tries to go outside incognito.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: As a result of her power, she doesn't feel she can get close to anyone, until she met Kido and the others.
  • It's All My Fault:
    • Revealed in the manga to blame herself for her father's death.
    • In the manga, she blames herself for Hiyori's disappearance as she's the one who suggests to Hibiya to take Hiyori to the park.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Friendly and upbeat most of the time, but she's quick to resort to violence when people bother her, and she'll often try and take jabs at Shintaro without any provocation on his part.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the second route of the manga, she gets pushed off a rooftop by Hibiya, who was possessed by the Snake of Clearing Eyes at the time.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone in the Gang addresses her by her last name except for Shintaro, Marry, and (eventually) Hibiya.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Subverted. She may be the protagonist's younger sister, but she thankfully does not possess any of the traits associated with this trope.
  • Ma'am Shock: Hibiya calls her Oba-san, and she punches him in the gut. By the end of Otsukimi Recital, he starts to call her by her first name.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Acts like one to Hibiya in Otsukimi Recital.
    • She's also one of these towards the Mekakushi Dan as a whole. Her rendition of Otsukimi Recital in the anime not only brings Hibiya out of his depression, but Kano as well. Seto even lampshades it by saying it's what makes her a good idol.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Gives her all in trying to help Hibiya find Hiyori in the second route of the manga only to end up being pushed off a roof by him, who turned out to be possessed by the Snake of Clearing Eyes.
  • Only in It for the Money: Momo admits that she wasn't particularly interested in acting or music, but her mother was having problems at work, so she took up the idol job to help cover the living expenses.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her pink hoodie.
  • Prone to Tears: As a child. According to Shintaro, she used to cry a lot when they were younger.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A minor one with Marry. Ene wonders if they're the "rumored yuri" in the manga.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to Hibiya in Otsukimi Recital, telling him not to give up on saving Hiyori.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Hiyori/Hibiya, as revealed in chapter 19 of the manga.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Shintaro.
  • Strange Girl: Her taste in food and strange fashion taste implies that she's this.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kido's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: According to Shintaro, her attitude took a complete 180 once she hit high school.
  • Tsundere: A very light B example. She's just as nice as Seto and is modest to boot. Get on her bad side though, and you're in for some violence. Just ask Shintaro, Hibiya, or Kano.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hibiya. Though usually a very nice girl, Momo isn't hesitant to hit Hibiya during their little arguments. However, she's also very protective of him and consistently treats him like a second brother.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Punches Hibiya in the gut for calling her "obasan".



Let’s talk about not what you like, but what you hate!! Master!
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Kana Asumi

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.6, a naive cyber girl living in Shintaro’s computer. She can easily invade anything that uses electricity so long as she has a "junction" (i.e. a USB cord) that she can "transfer" through. She enjoys doing what she can to make Shintaro's life a living hell.

She has the "Opening Eyes" ability, which allows her to project her consciousness.

  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Ene is a radically different person than she was in her backstory. Compare the energetic, playful girl who wants herself and others to be involved in the world with the grouchy, eternally tired, withdrawn Takane Enomoto.
  • Becoming the Mask: Her cheery attitude was at first a mixture of her joy at having a body that didn't need sleep (compare her attitude as the narcoleptic Takane) and an attempt to cheer Shintaro up, but after acting that way for two years, she's grown into a more positive, energetic outlook - even when she goes back to her human body.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes and hair are both dark blue.
  • Expy: Of Hatsune Miku, which isn't surprising since the franchise began as a series of songs made with Vocaloid. In the early days of the series before she got an official design, Ene was even more of a Miku expy in appearance than she ended up being, looking exactly like Miku save for her signature baggy jersey.
  • Genki Girl: She tries to be this for Shintaro's sake, because Ayano told her once (when she was still Takane Enomoto) that he needed an energetic girl who could pull him along.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Ene has shoulder-length pigtails and a childish, energetic personality.
  • Forgotten First Meeting:
    • She and Shintaro already met before, when she was Takane and he beat her in a video game. While playing the game, she made a bet that if he beat her in the game, she would call him "Master" and become his servant. After she lost, he acted like the Jerkass he was at that time and told Takane to forget about it. Even if Shintaro doesn't remember his bet with Takane, Ene clearly remembers him and the bet is the reason why she calls him "Master".
    • May also apply to Kido and Kano, who she met as Takane on the same day.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Of the "cute" variety. Also qualifies for the "sneaky" variety when her inner-Troll rears its head.
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon learning about Haruka's death.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Towards Shintaro. She's constantly messing with his computer and playing pranks on him, but she does it to keep him from wallowing in despair.
  • Inside a Computer System: Ene seems to be a living program. She enters Shintaro's computer as an email attachment, and Shintaro mentions in the first novel that Ene takes up a large portion of his hard drive. This may be why Ene is able to exert control over any system she's connected to.
  • Karma Houdini: In episode 5, she was the one who tricked Shintaro into stripping to his underwear and later acknowledges it. Despite this, Shintaro is the one who's treated as a pervert and gets beat up by his little sister.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Killed by Shintaro in Route XX when he got fed up of her.
    • In the second route of the manga, she disappeared once her wish was granted.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl:
    • Both a Reconstruction and Deconstruction. In the story proper she can dedicate herself to pushing around Shintaro both because she's a cyber girl without much else going on in her life and because it amuses her. In the alternate Route XX, Shintaro eventually gets fed up with her for this reason—he sees her as nothing more than a shallow program for talking to, without real feelings or concerns.
    • The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is criticized for being more of a device than a character, working to change a man's life despite no apparent benefit to herself. Ene serves as a Reconstruction by not only having an explanation for her behavior, but also does benefit herself in the process, since acting as this causes her to grow into a more cheerful, outgoing person.
    • Kano also turns this around on her in the anime, accusing her of trying to make Shintaro forget about Ayano rather than truly helping him get past it; and doing so as a way of forgetting her own loss of Haruka, making her as dependent on Shintaro as he is on her.
  • Meaningful Rename: Enomoto Takane
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She gets upset when she causes Shintaro to accidentally ruin his keyboard. She even tries to shop for a new one online before finding out all the deliveries were delayed due to the holiday.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Shintaro. They start with a dynamic that implies a romantic relationship will develop (she's his sole companion as a Hikikomori, and - Trolling aside - is constantly trying to get him outside and participating in things), but when Ene's backstory as Takane Enomoto is revealed, it turns out that she was in love (and still has feelings for) Haruka Kokonose - a.k.a. Konoha, while Shintaro is revealed to have a mutual She's Not My Girlfriend dynamic with Ayano Tateyama, but no one believes them when they say it.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's 19, but actually looks relatively younger than Momo.
  • Playful Hacker: Ene effectively has total control of whatever computer system she's on. She primarily uses this to annoy Shintaro. In the manga, she hacks into the police computer system to get information the group needs and happily brushes off the illegality of her actions when it's pointed out.
  • Post Modern Magick: Ene's powers are Astral Projection, which she uses to project her mind into computer systems.
  • That Man Is Dead: She hates talking about her past as Takane. Even after getting her body back, she corrects Momo when she calls her "Takane", and insists on "Ene".
  • Tritagonist: Moonlights as Shintaro's personal assistant sidekick for most of the franchise, but she's not as critical to the plot as he or Marry are.
  • Troll: Towards Shintaro. She wakes him up in the morning with a loud siren adjusted to frequencies he would hate the most, renames his folders to things like "PIG FEET", changes his passwords, and worst of all, deleted a song he spent a long time working on.
  • Tsundere: Type B as opposed to the Type A she was as Takane.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Shintaro's Savvy Guy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is the same dark blue color as her jacket.

     Shintaro Kisaragi 

Shintaro Kisaragi

I’m really sorry... Please forgive me... I didn’t know the download was illegal...
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No. 7, a hikikomori with an IQ of 168. He dropped out in his first year of high school. Since then, he didn't leave the house until two years later. He's Momo's older brother.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While being abrasive towards making new friends while still caring for the safety of others was always standard fare for Shintaro, the anime drops the former part and makes him warm up to the rest of the Mekakushi Dan much quicker than he did in other adaptations. It's justified however, because Shintaro becomes a kinder person with every time loop, due to subconsciously remembering everything that happens in each previous timeline. By the time of the anime, the final route, he's a straight Nice Guy.
  • Adult Fear: In the manga, he watches his sister fall to her death before his very eyes.
  • Aloof Big Brother: It's implied that he used to be one to Momo when they were younger.
  • The Atoner: It's been implied that the reason he's so caring nowadays is because of the guilt he feels over his (supposed) role in Ayano's suicide. He tries to be more considerate now to prevent such a thing from happening again.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Though they fight and argue a lot, he's very protective of Momo.
    • In the PV for Otsukimi Recital, he's shown hiding behind a tree in the park, keeping an eye on Hibiya and Momo.
    • He even has a My Sister Is Off-Limits! moment when he thinks Seto and Kano are talking about his little sis.
    • He jumps in between Clearing Eyes and Momo when he was about to shoot her.
    • He tears up a bunch of mail Momo received from her rabid fans when they start crowding outside their house.
    • Part of what made Shintaro determined to defeat the terrorists was learning that they were going to bomb the streets if they were followed during their escape, of which Shintaro figured that their house would be within proximity.
      • He also begins to develop a similar attitude towards the rest of the Gang, as evidenced when he goes to check up on Marry in the anime.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Marry are both Hikikomoris driven to their lifestyles by the death of a loved one, who are eventually swept away from their isolation by a far more energetic and upbeat individual. They're also both relatively inactive and out-of-shape, and much prefer sticking to their usual activities indoors (internet for Shintaro, and books for Marry.) As a result of their similarities, Shintaro generally gets along with her better than he does the rest of the Gang, and Marry in return treats him better than most.
  • Blessed with Suck: His eye power makes his academics child's play, but this causes him to believe life has obvious answers, and fall into depression even before Ayano's death.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a slacker and a high school dropout with an extremely high IQ.
  • Broken Ace: On paper, Shintaro is made of awesome. Not only is he an attractive genius who effortlessly cruised through grade school with top marks, he's also a pro at shooting games, a surprisingly good music artist (given that he composed Toumei Answer In-Universe), and capable of formulating plans guaranteed to succeed under the stress of probable death. In practice, however, Shintaro found such talents meaningless, and after the deaths of all of his high-school friends, he suffered a complete breakdown and spent two years as a depressed shut-in on the verge of suicide, and in the present day commands little respect from anyone around him, least of all his own sister. There's nobody that hates Shintaro more than himself.
  • Broken Tears: After being The Stoic throughout his teenage years, Shintaro finally lets his emotions slip and breaks down crying when Haruka dies.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding Boy to Ayano's Gentle Girl.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mainly whenever he's around Ene, who screws with him at every opportunity.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Or at least women he's attracted to, as he trips on his words when speaking to a pretty clerk, but can converse with his sister and the female members of the Gang just fine.
  • Challenge Seeker: He was moody in high-school due to how bored he was with how easy the material was for him.
  • Covert Pervert: Seems pretty mature and well-put together most of the time, but Ene makes it clear that he's keeping a Porn Stash on his computer.
  • Cowardly Lion: Shintaro is fidgety, weak-willed, and easily frightened, but he'll always be there for his friends and family when it matters most.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More so in his high-school days than in the present, though he certainly didn't lose his touch after two years alone.
    Momo: I'm talking to you! Are you listening? I said looking at you makes the heat feel worse!
    Shintaro: It's not like I'm purposely doing anything to bother you... Besides, you're one to talk... that jacket... why does it look like it's from a punishment game for a variety show?
  • Dark Is Evil: He wears black in the timeline where he pulls a murder-suicide on Ene.
  • Declaration of Protection: After his dad died, he declared to a grieving Momo that he'd protect her from then on, which becomes the basis of his Big Brother Instinct towards her. Sadly, in the second route of the manga, Momo is killed by a possessed Hibiya and he was too late to prevent it from happening. Following that, however, he declares to Ayano, thanks to some encouraging words from Ene, that if there's anyone left that he feels like he should protect, it's her.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Was quite cold towards Ayano up until her suicide.
  • Depending on the Artist: The color of his pants (either tan or black) and the design of his jacket's sleeves are both variable depending on the work.
  • Despair Event Horizon: His Route XX incarnation crossed this after he killed Ene in a fit of rage. He killed himself not long after.
  • Determinator: When he's made up his mind on something, little can sway him. He goes entire days without sleep to track down the Snake of Clearing Eyes after he murders Momo.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Route XX of Lost Time Memory.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Shintaro privately admits he spends a lot of time on porn and has a number of fetishes, but he balks at the idea of being a lolicon.
  • Extreme Doormat: Shintaro will do pretty much anything he's told to, unless that thing involves hurting the people he cares about.
  • Face of a Thug: He's a fairly good-looking guy most of the time, but he's prone to making some creepy facial expressions if his mood doesn't match. He's still a decent guy regardless.
  • First-Name Basis: The Gang calls him by his first name, likely to differentiate him from his sister, whom they already establish a Last-Name Basis with.
  • First-Person Smartass: While he's plenty snarky on the outside, his narrations in both the manga and especially the light novel are loaded with sarcasm.
  • Foil: To his sister, Momo. Momo is Book Dumb while Shintaro is a Teen Genius. Momo is an outspoken but bad-tempered Jerk with a Heart of Gold while Shintaro is an introverted but selfless Nice Guy. Momo became a wildly successful Idol Singer despite having no real passion for the business, while Shintaro actively desires the same amount of success in making Vocaloid, but does little to actually pursue his ambitions.
  • For Want of a Nail: His ability to retain the memories of other routes, in conjunction with Ayano's Favoring Eyes, is the key to the happy ending.
  • Godlike Gamer: To put his match with Takane into perspective, she had not only ranked #2 in a major shooting game competition recently, he himself had not even played the game they were competing in while she was at it all day. He still beat her with a perfect score on his end.
  • Has a Type: Shintaro seems to have a thing for girls that live in blissful ignorance, as evidenced by his prior relationship with Ayano and how cute he thinks Marry's own innocence is.
  • Heroic BSoD: Ayano and Haruka's deaths sent him into one that took him two years to snap out of.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In multiple timelines, he jumps in front of a bullet meant for Momo, while in the anime, he kills himself to retrieve Ayano from the Kagerou Daze.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Haruka. How exactly they meet differs depending on which timeline, but they almost immediately hit it off and become best friends who love to game together.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite claiming to not want to ever leave his house, it's suggested that he is or is at least interested in being a musician. In the manga, he used a Vocaloid program to compose Toumei Answer with the express purpose of releasing and selling it. While this isn't shown in the anime, he does have a keyboard on his desk, implying that he still possesses an interest in making music.
    • Being able to recognize the exact Chinese character on Kido's apron implies that Shintaro is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Hikikomori: To the point where he hasn't left the house in two years!
  • Insufferable Genius: In his high school years. He's mostly grown out of it by the present day.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: He's implied to have a crush on Marry in the light novel continuity, but tries to ignore it out of his aversion to Lolicon.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Didn't have any friends prior to meeting Ayano.
  • In Spite of a Nail: He never knew Ayano in the second route of the manga... because he never went to school at all. He does eventually meet Haruka in the hospital and agrees to enroll in his high school so they can hang out more, only for him to commit suicide later, leaving Shintaro to drop out immediately and think himself a fool for opening up to someone.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for Ayano's death.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He used to act like a Jerkass on the outside, but deep down inside he's really this and a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold. He dropped the 'jerk' part after Ayano and Haruka's deaths.
  • Kidnapped by the Call: Twice. First, he was taken hostage by terrorists and had to work with the rest of the Gang to defuse the situation. Later, he gets roped into becoming an official member when he gets taken to their hideout, a gesture Shintaro was certain Ene would punish him for if he refused it.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Shintaro is jaded and cynical, but not enough so that it'll stop him from trying to do the right thing.
  • Large Ham: Inconvenience him in any way, and he'll make sure you know it. His difficulty controlling his volume nearly gets him killed during the department store hold-up, when the leader of the terrorists hears him yelling at Kano and threatens him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Ultimately a deconstruction. Shintaro doesn't know anything about Azami, her snakes, and the eye powers they grant their hosts, and is forced into the Gang simply because he knows where their hideout is after being taken there when he loses consciousness during the terrorist attack. None of the members really bother telling him what their actual mission is and where they get all their unique powers from, so when Clearing Eyes comes knocking on their door to kill everyone, Shintaro isn't able to help much. It's only when he finally learns all of this that he's able to take action and contribute to the franchise's Golden Ending. Simply put, the reason the "Groundhog Day" Loop has gone on for as long as it has is because nobody is telling Shintaro anything about the plot.
  • Logical Latecomer: Is the last member of the Gang to join before the plot really kicks into high-gear, and is also the most grounded and aware of their individual quirks.
  • Loser Protagonist: Despite his IQ, Shintaro isn't very impressive. He's a high school dropout who spends all of his time in his room, can't talk to women without looking like a weirdo, and gets little respect from the people around him.
  • Manly Tears: Twice, both times involving Haruka.
    • In the light novel, it comes after finding out that Haruka only had a month left to live.
    • In the manga, he breaks down in front of Momo after Haruka dies.
  • Maybe Ever After: The ending of Mekakucity Actors has some blatant romantic overtones between him and Ayano, but it's not explicitly clear if they get/got together or not.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He spends half an episode in nothing but his underwear, which shows that despite never leaving his house for 2 years, he's no worse for wear. He also has a case of Tall, Dark, and Handsome going on, being only 6 cm shorter than Seto, while still being reasonably attractive.
  • Mr. Imagination: Part of why he's such an Extreme Doormat is that whenever he thinks about saying no, he proceeds to have an Imagine Spot about what he thinks will happen afterwards. At one point he even believes he'll get beaten down by an angry mob if he refused to go into an ice maze with Marry.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: For all of his laziness and discreet perversion, he's still an all-around Nice Guy.
  • NEET: After Ayano, Takane, and Haruka's deaths, Shintaro dropped out of school and refused to leave his home. He talks about becoming a music producer, but apparently does little to pursue this goal.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Why he wants to shut himself away from all human contact. After losing his crush, best friend, and rival all at once, Shintaro never wants to feel the anguish of losing his friends again. His solution to this is to shut himself away from the world and give up on having a social life entirely.
  • Nice Guy: He's largely anti-social, but mostly out of condemnation for himself rather than other people. When he eventually is forced to interact with other people, he's shown to be quite a bit less confrontational than most of his peers, only biting when he's struck first. He's incredibly caring as well, even to strangers as shown when he helped Hibiya despite hardly knowing him. Not even Kano, who initially blamed him for Ayano's suicide, can honestly say Shintaro is a bad person.
  • Nightmare Face: A truly enraged Shintaro is genuinely unsettling.
  • No Social Skills: Lampshaded in the anime, where Momo and Ene are more surprised that Shintaro has friends than the fact that one of them (Hibiya) was caught in a accident.
    Kido: (Exasperated) His relationship skills are really that bad...?
  • Numerological Motif: 7, signalling both sin and virtue, perfection, and fortune.
  • Odd Friendship: Haruka's a ditzy text book Nice Guy while Shintaro is loner Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Only Sane Man: Practically the only one (aside from Kido and probably Hibiya) who notices the Dan's antics, and suffers for it.
  • Photographic Memory: His eye power, as of Mekakucity Actors. This lets him remember everything he's ever seen, including previous continuities of the Kagerou Project franchise.
  • The Pigpen: He's quite the slob when left to his own devices, as evidenced by his apartment in the anime prior to getting Ene; it's littered with trash and stray clothing.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Ene, who has been living in his computer for a year. One is very rarely without the other, and even though they drive each other crazy, they still care for one another to some extent.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: He has a habit of unleashing hysterical tirades upon whatever misfortune has come his way.
  • Reality Ensues: His character highlights how damaging depression can actually be, and that it's not like a common cold where you can leave it be and it will eventually go away on its own. Despite Ene's best efforts, Shintaro never gets any genuine emotional support for his hardships outside of a brief moment with Momo in the manga, and as such, he just slinks further and further into his depression until, in Route XX, He pulls a murder-suicide on Ene. It's only through meeting new people and getting the chance to actually face his inner demons that Shintaro finally starts to fully recover.
  • Red Is Heroic: Associated with the color red, and the protagonist of the franchise. He himself believes in this trope thanks to Ayano, which is why he wears his jacket everywhere, even in the hot summer heat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ene's red. And almost everyone else's red, for that matter.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In the second route of the manga, he fully intended to track down the Snake of Clearing Eyes after it killed Momo. Subverted in that Ene manages to talk him down before he could go much further with it.
  • The Stoic: Prior to befriending Ayano and Haruka.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Ene's Energetic Girl.
  • Ship Tease: Mostly with Ayano, with whom he shared a mutual crush. Her death sent him into a level of despair you wouldn't expect to happen if she was just a friend.
    • The light novel lays on thick how adorable he thinks Marry is, often having difficulty controlling his thoughts when around her. Its version of the Ice Maze scene in particular elaborates that the reason Marry insisted on him going through it with her was because it was "couples only." Right before they go in, he has this to say about her:
  • Shirtless Scene: Spends most of the first half of episode 5 in nothing but his underwear.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Momo, with her being a hyperactive, assertive Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while he's a laid-back, weak-willed Nice Guy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Mildly. While he's still pretty low on self-esteem, he fully expects his Vocaloid album to become a national sensation even when he hasn't written a note of music yet. Though given that the end product of one endeavor is Toumei Answer, he might not be too far off the mark.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: When it comes to Ene, he gives as much as he takes.
    • Ham-to-Ham Combat: When they're not snarking at each other, they're instead blowing each other's ears out.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While he's the primary viewpoint character for much of the series, and the one who plays a key role in defeating the Snake of Clearing Eyes in the end, the series' overarching plot actually revolves around Marry. She kickstarted its events, the Snake of Clearing Eyes is specifically targetting her, and the key to breaking the time loop was getting her to overcome her abandonment issues.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Konoha in Route 1 of Lost Time Memory.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Again, prior to befriending Ayano and Haruka.
  • Teen Genius: His IQ is 168.
  • There Are No Therapists: He doesn't appear to have received any psychiatric help following the death of all of his friends, not even from his family. No wonder it took him two years to move past it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After losing Ayano and Haruka, he's gone from a Jerkass to a harmless loser. In an interview, it's said that Shintaro's change in personality was a gradual result of his eye ability subconsciously affecting his actions, becoming a kinder person with every loop. This is seen in his interactions with Hibiya; in the anime, Shintaro is much more readily willing to listen to and help the boy than in the manga.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cola is his favorite drink, to the point that he considers it divine and instantly raises his mood up if he spots a vending machine. His love of the fizzy stuff becomes a plot point when he accidentally spills an entire bottle of it onto his mouse and keyboard. The 6th novel reveals that Haruka was the one who first introduced it to him.
  • Tranquil Fury: When the Snake of Clearing Eyes kills Momo, he doesn't scream or cry. Instead, he goes home and spends several sleepless days tracking him down so he can make him pay. See Nightmare Face above, he never raises his voice, but that's the face of a man with murder on his mind.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He loses Ayano, his only friend from middle school, to suicide, and then comes to blame himself for it because prior to finding out, he ran into Kano who, while pretending to be her using his powers, told Shintaro "It's your fault for not noticing anything". On top of that, you eventually realize that Takane and Haruka, who were the only two other people Shintaro hung out with, also died that day, which means that he lost his entire social circle overnight. It's not that surprising he became a depressed recluse after that.
  • Victory Is Boring: An academic example. Shintaro aced one test after another with minimal effort, but this caused the answers to life to seem obvious to him, and he eventually became so bored with the lack of challenge in his life that he grew depressed long before Ayano happened.
  • Virgin-Shaming: Though it has rarely, if ever, actually happened to him, Shintaro constantly fears being insulted because he hasn't done the dirty yet.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Him and Ene have difficulty going one conversation without trading snark and/or insults, but they still care about each other to a certain degree.
  • Unmanly Secret: He likes reading Shoujo manga, and his favorite series is Phantom Thief Jeanne.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Shintaro is oddly quick to accept that eye-based superpowers exist in the world, on top of the other supernatural forces that haunt the setting. The "everyman" part is subverted when he turns out to possess one of the most indirectly powerful eye abilities.
  • The Unsmile: This guy cannot force a smile if he's not in a good mood. The manga goes out of its way to point this out.
  • Walking Spoiler: A rare case of the protagonist being this. He doesn't do much early on in the story, but when he becomes relevant to the plot, damn is his involvement significant.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He gets winded just from walking in the summer heat, and the mere idea that he got shot is enough to knock him out, but when he puts that 168 IQ to use, everything that opposes him gets squashed.
  • When He Smiles: In ''Lost Time Memory''.

     Hibiya Amamiya 

Hibiya Amamiya
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Misuzu Togashi

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.8, a boy from the countryside that visits the city alongside Hiyori. He acts mature for his age, however he is very cheeky and tends to quarrel with Momo a lot.

He obtains the "Focusing Eyes" ability after a certain incident with Hiyori in which he is the only one saved. This ability allows him to see faraway objects from a birds-eye view.




ZZZ...! I’m awake. Yeah. Really.
Original appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

Mekakushi Dan Group Member No.9, a young man with rather... extreme amnesia. He lives at Hiyori’s sister’s house as a foster child.

He's very spacey due to his lack of memories and knowledge of the normal world, but he has a very strong sense of curiosity. He possesses extraordinary stamina and strength.

  • Ambiguously Human: He is the Snake of Awakening Eyes taking control of Haruka's body, which he remodeled based on Haruka's avatar from an online game.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: In the anime, he states that the one thing can remember from his past is that he wanted friends, and to have fun with them. This was one of the last things Haruka thought about before his memory was stripped from him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Hibiya and Hiyori.
  • Big Eater: In episode 4 of the anime, he eats ALL of the remaining food on the table, including what was left of a pot of rice and a pot of soup, while Hibiya and Hiyori were arguing.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He usually seems slow and absent-minded, but when Shintaro helps him look for Hibiya and Hiyori in episode 5 of the anime, the former tells the latter that the two kids being forced into a van by a bunch of men isn't good. Konoha processes it as a bad thing, and immediately pulls a Big Damn Heroes for them, moving really fast, stopping the van from moving at all, and crushing open the back door with his bare hands to rescue them.
  • Black-and-White Morality: As soon as he realizes that someone/thing isn't good, he unleashes hell on it until it stops doing bad things.
  • Cessation of Existence: Konoha is described as Haruka's body on autopilot in official sources. When Haruka takes back control in the very last loop, the existence known as Konoha finally stops functioning.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He talks really slow and doesn't seem to know about basic things such as policemen.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • Possibly metaphorical. In Outer Science he is seen being eaten from the inside out by his snakes.
    • In the anime he is crushed between a van and a moving truck while trying to save Hiyori and Hibiya.
  • Cry Cute: The normally near-expressionless Konoha starts crying when Momo takes Hibiya away from him and Kano after mistaking them for kidnappers in the manga.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Downplayed. While he seemingly becomes more stoic, he still shows great concern and worry for Hiyori and Hibiya in Konoha's State of the World.
    • It's actually quite literal in that, according to Word of God, to accomodate for his healing factor and super strength the power puts a strain on his brain; effectively eating away at his memories / his soul.
  • Demonic Possession: Somewhere along the line, he inevitably is transformed into a sadistic and homicidal antagonist when the Snake of Clearing Eyes leaves Kenjirou to take over his body. When exactly it happens differs depending on the timeline.
  • Easy Amnesia: Hibiya had to re-introduce himself to Konoha four times in the anime. Konoha also has to think really hard to remember Hiyori's name despite the fact she's been staying in the same house as him.
  • Evil Costume Switch: His hair, choker, boots and over-shirt turn black, his facial markings and eyes turn yellow and (in the anime only) his yellow-green trousers turn grey when the Snake of Clearing Eyes takes up the reins.
  • Facial Markings: He's got two red circles connected by a line under the corner of his right eye. Which is where he had a mole when he was Haruka.
  • Flash Step: Holy cow he's lightning fast. It's even portrayed with a flash of light trailing his movements when he goes full speed in the anime.
  • Friend to All Children: He's shown to be very protective of and gentle with Hiyori and Hibiya, who are the youngest of the cast. He also plays baseball with the neighboring kids.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest in the cast, but easily one of the kindest.
  • Grand Theft Me: The transformation into Kuro Konoha involves having his consciousness repressed to the point of destruction by the Snake of Clearing Eyes, who then takes up the reins.
  • Healing Factor: He can heal himself from any wound using his powers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • When Shintaro falls down a cliff in the Novel, Konoha saves his life by throwing himself after him and taking the blow of the fall. This would have killed him if it wasn't for his power healing him.
    • Before the truck hits them all in the anime, he is seen embracing Hibiya and Hiyori in an attempt to protect them. It seems he took Shintaro's place in the daze too when the latter got involved.
    • He ultimately sacrifices himself to bring Hiyori back to life.
    • When Clearing Eyes told him that he'd disappear once Haruka's wish was granted, Konoha said he was fine with that as long as he could save his friends.
  • Hidden Badass: May seem unlikely taking his personality in accord, but in the manga he did bring down a whole group of armed terrorists without breaking a single sweat. Something that the Dan had needed 5 members to accomplish in the previous route. In the anime he also saves Hiyori and Hibiya from being kidnapped single handedly.
  • Identity Amnesia: Has no memory of Haruka's life.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His death in the novel. Luckily enough the snakes revive him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Konoha functioned as an 'autopilot' for Haruka's body. So when Haruka comes back in the final episode of Mekakucity Actors...
  • Literal-Minded: During the anime, when the group needed to reach a floor below but couldn't find a way, he made a way by punching a hole through the floor. Lampshaded by Ene afterwards when she scolds him for being so rash.
  • Meaningful Rename: Kokonose Haruka.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Can carry Shintaro just fine without breaking a sweat.
  • Nice Guy: Even though Shintaro and Kido sent him on pointless goose-chases to find Marry's mother's diary (and not even calling him when they found it elsewhere), he felt relief rather than annoyance.
  • Oblivious to Love: Seems completely unaware of Hiyori's rather obvious crush on him, as well as Hibiya's crush on Hiyori - hence why he's so dumbfounded by Hibiya's hatred towards him. His tendency to attract the attention of pigtailed-Tsunderes is surely a carry over from his previous self.
  • Power at a Price: He has the ability of Awakening Eyes, an ability which lets him have the body which he thought was ideal. The consequence of this ability however was his memory loss.
  • Prone to Tears:
    • To an extent. He's emotionally like a child and his feelings are easily hurt; he looks like a kicked puppy when young Hibiya continues to spurn him out of jealousy.
    • He's also visibly on the verge of tears in the anime's 5th Episode when Shintaro scolds him for bothering strangers instead of asking the police for help in finding Hibiya and Hiyori.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. He's a gentle soul normally but he's monstrously strong and puts up a good fight. When Clearing Eyes gets a hold of him, he's still not this trope, since they change from red to Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • Scaled Up: Konoha in the manga starts to grow scales when Clearing Eyes possesses him. This doesn't happen in other continuities.
  • The Stoic: Rarely changes expression.
  • Soulless Shell:
    • He is explicitly portrayed as an empty body whose soul, Haruka, was left behind in the Kagerou Daze. However, Haruka considers him his "other-self".
    • He's been compared to being Haruka's "autopilot" which has been forced to keep the aircraft going after the pilot got off. Presumably this means that Konoha is Haruka's basal personality that out of necessity has had to redevelop on his own.
    • The Snake of Clearing Eyes implies that the driving force behind Konoha's personality is the result of the snake inside him attempting to carry out Haruka's final wish to spend time with friends.
  • Sleepyhead: Slept for 14 hours in episode 4 of the anime.
  • Taking the Bullet: During the anime's last episode, he takes a bullet meant for Ene. Unfortunately, the injury also opens him up for the Snake of Clearing Eyes to possess him...
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Negima yakitori.
  • Tranquil Fury: Don't hurt his friends or do anything he perceives to be bad, he will pound you into the ground, all the while still maintaining his soft, air-headed voice. The effect is rather formidable.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: When the Snake of Clearing Eyes takes hold of his body, he gets scales all over.
  • When He Smiles: Just watch Summertime Record, the video says it all.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: A subversion; he may look and may have originally been made for the part, but he's probably the nicest and most innocent of the entire cast.

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