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     Hiyori Asahina 

Hiyori Asahina

I kind of hate summer.
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Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai

A girl from the countryside that visits the city to meet Momo. During her stay, she lives at her big sister Ayaka's house where she fell for Konoha at first sight.

She becomes involved in a certain incident with Hibiya.


     Ayano Tateyama 

Ayano Tateyama

Ehehe. I’m stupid, you know. So it can’t be helped.
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Kagerou Daze appearance,  Mekakucity Actors appearance 

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara

A classmate of Shintaro from middle school, she's an ordinary girl who has difficulty in keeping her grades up. She approached Shintaro of her own volition, despite his tendency to keep his distance, and has been fairly close to him ever since.

She committed suicide during her first year in high school for unknown reasons. This incident was what drove Shintaro to become a hikikomori.

She founded the Mekakushi Dan with her adopted younger siblings Kido, Seto, and Kano, and possessed the power "Favoring Eyes," which allow her to project memories and emotions directly into people's brains.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In PVs and official art usually her hair is shown to be black or very dark brown, and the novels describe her hair as black, but in the anime it's a much lighter brown, and also notably shorter.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Her kindness and compassion are a major influence on the people around her.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In "Additional Memory", she laments that she never got to tell Shintaro how she felt about him ("farewell, I love you") while she falls from the school roof.
  • Back from the Dead: As of the anime's final episode. Also in the manga, which takes place on a different timeline.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ayano can be pretty fierce when mad. Just ask Kano.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Had this big-time towards Kido, Kano, and Seto.
  • Book Dumb: Appears to be this in Toumei Answer.
  • Broken Bird: Has a more serious, aloof, and even harsh personality in the manga. There's a reason for this.
  • Broken Pedestal: In the manga. After her parents die, she blames Marry and all but directly says that they need to kill her. This leads to a rather painful falling out with her siblings.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gentle Girl to Shintaro's Brooding Boy.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's first introduced as the reason why Shintaro became a Hikikomori. Later on she is revealed to have created the Mekakushi Dan and also possesses an eye power, making her one of the most important characters in the series. Who knew?
    • Becomes even more of one once it's revealed that her manga counterpart is actually Shintaro's snake, which in turn makes her the Spanner in the Works for the Snake of Clearing Eyes and the sole reason why a happy ending is even possible.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Kido, Seto, and Kano. In the manga, to Marry as well. Until the day her parents died.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jumped off the roof of her school.
  • Emotion Bomb: The Favoring Eyes allow her to project memories and emotions onto someone else. When combined with Shintaro's ability to retain memories across the timelines...
  • Fangirl: of Tokusatsu. In Ayano's Theory of Happiness, when telling Kido, Kano, and Seto that "red is the color of heroes", she shows them a Kamen Rider.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Jin has said that she is a girl who changed the direction of the whole storyline. This is later confirmed in Lost Time Memory where her death makes two alternate futures for Shintaro, and Ayano's Theory of Happiness where it was revealed that she was the founder of the Mekakushi Dan.
    • It goes even further; her Favoring Eyes, along with Shintaro's Recording Eyes, are the key to achieving the happy ending of Summertime Record.
    • And then it goes even further when it turns out she's the reason why Shintaro has an eye ability to begin with.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She's definitely The Heart of the Dan and is a loving and gentle big sister to her siblings. However, she's loved superheroes ever since she was a kid, has always been assertive, daring and leader-like, and loves shounen manga. Compare and contrast with her Tomboy with a Girly Streak adopted sister, Kido.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears two red clips which she inherited from her mother.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Her suicide turns out to be this because she killed herself so she could keep one of the snakes from escaping the Kagerou Daze and foil the Snake of Clearing Eyes' plan, sadly, it turns out that this was exactly what it wanted.
    • However, in the manga, she gives her life to Mary so that it can be used in order to create the snake that would then become Shintaro's, allowing him to remember past timelines and foil the Snake of Clearing Eyes' plan once and for all.
  • The Heart: To the point that her loss drove Shintaro into seclusion for two whole years. It arguably affected Kano just as much.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Ayano's power is to project the memories and emotions of one person onto another. It is the key to prevent Marry resetting time, and reaching the happy ending of Summertime Record. It comes from a special snake that Azami created after experiencing love for Tsukihiko and Shion, and Ayano's caring has made a huge difference to many characters in the franchise.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Regarding Shintaro. Everyone else seem to think otherwise though.
  • Hidden Depths: Ayano is introduced as the reason Shintaro became reclusive. Ayano's Theory of Happiness expands on her role and reveals that while she had an influence on Shintaro's life, she was also a big-sister figure to Kido, Seto, and Kano when they were younger.
  • Iconic Item: Her red scarf.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Has a moment of this in the manga, when she declares that they need to eliminate Marry to protect Kido, Kano, and Seto.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Shintaro, so much so that when she died, he became a Hikikomori for two years. Kano also contributed a great deal in his reclusion by blaming him for her death).
  • The Lost Lenore: To Shintaro (even more so to the Route XX Shintaro). To a slightly lesser extent, she's also this to the original three Mekakushi-Dan members who loved her like a sister, ESPECIALLY Kano who was arguably affected by her death even more than Shintaro.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Both of her parents are scientists, and her father gets involved in some horrifying experiments, although not by choice.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Deconstructed. Though Shintaro valued her a great deal, he was too absorbed in his apathy to help her with her problems or show his appreciation, and she considered herself too reserved and selfless to be the friend he really needed. Nonetheless he became extremely dependent on her companionship—and so spiraled even further into asocial depression when the issues going on in her life took her away from him.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: It is implied that the Clearing Eyes Snake allowed her to discover his plan as he knew she would sacrifice herself before letting her friends and family die. Her suicide is key to his plan, as it necessitates resetting time - thereby insuring his continuing existence.
  • Messianic Archetype: Her personality to start is based entirely around the concept of love and compassion, but throughout the series timeline, she manages to save three children from their suffering by showing them love, starts a group where people like them gather together, and dies for the sake of everyone she loves - but still watches over them from the other world with her ability. Then she comes back from the dead, faces off against a very literal serpent, and proves to be the key to saving everyone..
  • Missing Mom: Her mom died in a landslide a few years before.
  • Ms. Exposition: Ayano acted like this in the manga due to her power, explaining how the Kagerou Daze was created and why they have these powers.
  • My Greatest Failure: In the manga, it's clear that Ayano deeply regrets saying that they should eliminate Marry.
  • Nice Girl: Ayano is almost never mean to anyone.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Kido, Seto, and Kano. She's eager to be the best big sister regardless.
  • Oblivious to Love: Or so a younger Kano believes in the fifth novel since Ayano had grown up with so much tokusatsu as a child.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: According to Jin himself, she changed the direction of the whole storyline.
  • Posthumous Character: Much of her character is revealed through backstory, as she commits suicide before the time of the main story. Subverted in the manga, where she's actively involved due to still being alive.
  • Red Is Heroic: Invoked; the reason why she's even wearing a red scarf in the first place is because during her childhood, she wanted to prove to her adoptive siblings Kido, Seto, and Kano that their having red eyes doesn't mean they're monsters and that, in her own words, "Red is the color of heroes", and thus she donned the scarf ever since then to set an example for them.
  • Sailor Fuku: Almost always seen wearing her middle school uniform, even though she committed suicide in her first year of high school.
  • Sanity Slippage: Started to suffer from this in the manga after losing both of her parents and being stuck in the Kagerou Daze. It leads to her saying that they need to eliminate Marry, which drives a wedge between her and her siblings.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Her suicide was actually an attempt to obtain and eye power and remain behind in the Daze, to prevent the Wide-Open Eyes Snake's plan succeeding...But as it turns out, this very action is essential to its true plan of existing for eternity.
  • Shipper on Deck: Encourages Takane to confess her feelings to Haruka.
  • Spanner in the Works: In the manga, Ayano gives her life so that Mary can create a snake that allows someone to remember the events of the timelines, which she then suggests be handed to Shintaro. This action is what allows the Dan to finally beat the Snake of Clearing Eyes
  • Stepford Smiler: Of the sad type.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A very kind girl who killed herself for reasons the people around her can't figure out. She actually killed herself because it would keep her siblings safe.
  • Trauma Conga Line: After her mother's death, her father goes into a deep depression, and she eventually finds out that her father has plans to experiment on and kill her friends Takane and Haruka. In an effort to prevent this from happening, she tries to gain an eye power by jumping off the school roof and entering the Kagerou Daze. Unfortunately, it turns out this is exactly what the Big Bad wanted and her father's plan still goes off without a hitch, her adoptive brother Kano is traumatized after seeing her jump off the roof, and her close friend Shintaro becomes a Hikikomori and in Route XX even kills himself.
    • The second timeline in the manga has a different one: She lost both of her parents in a landslide, and was tortured in the Daze by being forced to relive Azami's memories of dying over and over. By the time she gets out, she's become convinced that the way to protect anyone else from the Daze is to kill Marry- who, in this timeline, has become her adopted sister. Kido, Kano, and Seto are horrified at her suggestion and abandon her for it. Combined with the fact that she never met Shintaro, Takane, and Haruka in this timeline, Ayano was left with nobody.

     Kenjirou Tateyama 

Kenjirou Tateyama

... That’s no good. Was I asleep? No matter how much I sleep, the exhaustion doesn’t go away...
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Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Momo's homeroom teacher and Ayano's father. Even after losing his family, he continues to work hard at educating students.

He's also the adoptive father of Kido, Seto, and Kano. He was possessed by the Snake of Clearing Eyes during the landslide that killed his wife Ayaka, who has been making him do cruel things against his will in order to grant his wish of being reunited with her. In the anime, the snake also grants him the "Clearing Eyes" ability, which negates other eye powers.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: He was a lot more laid back when he had been Takane and Haruka's homeroom teacher. He wasn't quite so laid-back towards Momo, possibly due to her idol status, but also possibly because of the amount of loss he's endured over the past few years.
  • Adult Child: In the past at least. He tended to come off more like one of Takane and Haruka's friends rather than their teacher, especially since more often than not it was Takane scolding him for doing irresponsible things.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's good enough at programming to code a fully functional shooting game with decent graphics in under a week. Takane wonders why he's just a meager high school homeroom teacher if he's got that kind of skill.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's rather... eccentric.
  • Demonic Possession: Most of his actions after Ayaka's death up to this point in the story have actually been his snake using his body.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His experimentation on Takane and Haruka, who were his only students. Subverted with the reveal that it was the Snake of Clearing Eyes who made him do it against his will.
  • Good Parents: Said to be one before the death of his wife. Indeed, in the anime we get to see him playing wonderfully with his kids.
  • Megane
  • Overprotective Dad: To Ayano. Despite teasing her about bringing a boyfriend to the culture festival, he seems rather dismayed when it seems like she might actually have one.
  • Power Nullifier: In the anime, he gets this ability from the Snake of Clearing Eyes.
  • Shipper on Deck: Or at least he seems to be under the assumption there's something going on between Haruka and Takane. When he finds them in a compromising situation he automatically assumes that they "couldn't wait any longer".
  • Sleepyhead: Implied with his quote. Caused by his snake possessing his body while he's asleep.
  • Stern Teacher
  • Together in Death: His ultimate fate in the anime, as he chooses to remain with Ayaka in the never-ending world.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Wears Ayano's and formerly his wife's hair clips on his shirt.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He lost his entire family in the span of about 4 years. First his wife Ayaka in a landslide, then his daughter Ayano to suicide, and then all of his adopted kids move out when Kano starts to fear for their safety because he knew the snake laying dormant in their father's body could very well end up killing them.

     Ayaka Tateyama 

Ayaka Tateyama

Ayano's your big sister, so get along with her, everyone!
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Voiced by: Mako Hyodo

Ayano's mother and Hiyori's big sister. She was interested in the Medusa legend and researched it after college. She married her former college classmate Kenjirou, and gave birth to Ayano.


  • Beware of the Nice Ones: She is a cheerful and generous person who loves each member of the family equally. However, said to have an unstoppable rage when angered.
  • Good Parents: Her personality is said to keep the family together.
  • Hair Decorations: The original owner of Ayano's (and later Kenjirou's) hair clips.
  • Missing Mom: Died in a landslide.
  • Never Found the Body: In the anime, at least. In the novels, she was buried.
  • Posthumous Character: Like her daughter.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Hiyori.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A. She was terrified about her children's safety but still put on a happy face and acted like everything was okay. Now we know to whom Ayano and Kano picked the habit up.
  • Together in Death: She's reunited with Kenjirou when he chooses to stay with her in the Daze.

     Shion Kozakura 

Shion Kozakura

I hope that today will be peaceful as well.
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Voiced by: Akemi Okamura

Marry's mother. She is half human and half gorgon, and unlike her daughter she can turn people into stone.

She used her power to save Marry when people had come to attack them, however the toll on her body was rather heavy; causing her to die.


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     Azami 

Azami

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Voiced by: Satomi Arai

A full gorgon, her hair grows as snakes. Each of the snakes posses a special ability.

She's immortal, and because of that she thinks that humans are dull and worthless. She had fallen in love with a man, however, and was able to raise a family. Out of fear of losing the one she loved, she created a never-ending world.


  • Badass Boast: "Hiding won't do you any good," she says to a human villager. "You can run to the ends of the Earth, and I will find you instantly."
  • Emotional Powers: Each of her snakes was born when she felt a particular emotion. For example, all of her offensively-powered snakes were born from the pain, confusion and anger she felt when the humans attacked her.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: A special snake, which allows the holder to project their memories and emotions onto others, was born when she experienced love for her husband Tsukihiko and their daughter Shion. It is the key to the happy ending.
  • Expressive Hair: Probably because they're snakes.
  • Good All Along: Her earliest appearances in the franchise implied she would be an antagonistic figure. Her Image Song and later appearances reveal that while the whole August 15th mess is technically her fault, she only relinquished control of the Daze to revive Mary, the Daze itself was created as a way of living peacefully with her family forever, and she was duped into it in the first place by the Snake of Clearing Eyes while she was deep in despair.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon
  • Interspecies Romance: With Tsukihiko.
  • Mama Bear:
    • She intended to stay in Kagerou Daze forever after the incident described below, but couldn't bear watching her daughter and granddaughter die, and ordered Kagerou Daze to open to let them in. She then offers her most compatible snake, Combining Eyes, to them in an effort to save their lives (Shion declines so that Mary can live the rest of her life) even though this means that she will no longer be able to control Kagerou Daze or the rest of her snakes.
    • In one scene she is shown to be shot by some villagers who ambushed her. It was going bad until they said they would kill her daughter too, which is when Azami snapped.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With Tsukihiko, who was about 16 years old when he first met her.
  • Medusa
  • Missing Mom: After humans attacked her family believing that she had kidnapped Tsukihiko, she decided that it would be safest for him and Shion if she disappeared, and thus retreated into the Kagerou Daze and never came out.
  • The Napoleon: Arguably. She's proven to be pretty short-tempered and is quite fearsome with her gorgon powers. She's also very short, standing permanently at a height of 4'7".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her Mama Bear actions resulted in her being unable to stop Kagerou Daze from absorbing everyone who died on August 15 ever since then, and the deluge of confused humans wound up carrying off her other snakes one by one, including the most troublesome Clearing Eyes one. Whoops.
  • Oblivious to Love: It takes her a 3 years to realize that Tsukihiko's been crushing on her.
  • Older Than She Looks: Would you believe that she's supposed to be Marry's GRANDMA?
  • The Power of Love: Ayano's snake was born from Azami's desire to convey her feelings of love to a baby Shion.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Though they are also snakes.
  • Stern Chase: Starts out being chased by humans for being a "monster". Eventually develops her powers better to defend herself but she continues to wander the around for answers.
  • Time Abyss: Azami's consciousness has existed since basically the beginning of time. It took her eons to realize she had a physical form.
  • Tsundere: Towards Tsukihiko.
  • Walking the Earth: She travelled the world for centuries trying to find out who created her and what exactly she was. She eventually gave up on it and settled down deep in the forest, away from humans.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Her central motivation after meeting Tsukihiko and starting a family, when she realizes that they are both aging, but she is not. Her despair leaves her open to the temptation of the Snake of Clearing Eyes.

     Tsukihiko 

Tsukihiko

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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

Azami's husband. An albino man, he was called a monster because of his pale skin, and thus found sympathy with Azami. They had Shion and lived happily until humans attacked their home, causing Azami to leave him and enter the Kagerou Daze.


     Takane Enomoto 

Takane Enomoto

It’s surprisingly not boring.
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Voiced by: Kana Asumi

A girl with an illness which causes her to lose consciousness at random times (narcolepsy), she has an affinity for video games. She shares a homeroom class with Haruka and their homeroom teacher is Kenjirou. They work on a video game called "Headphone Actor" for the school festival, and when the world was about to end she was the only one running against the crowd of people.


  • Always Second Best: Loses to only Shintaro in the Headphone Actor shooting game. Much like how she placed second in a national tournament. To be fair, it's implied that Shintaro was also the first place player in that tournament.
  • Break the Haughty: Haruka's final hospitalization scene where Takane feels extreme guilt for acting selfishly in hopes he would pay attention to her. She's left wondering if his current state could've possibly been avoided had she bothered to check on him immediately when he didn't respond to her, instead of letting herself wallow in self pity thinking he was ignoring her.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Inverted, she's the Brooding Girl to Haruka's Gentle Boy.
  • The Caretaker: To a certain extent, Takane is an unofficial one for Haruka. She helps keep him in line when his spaciness causes him to behave outside of social norms, and she also fusses over his health. Which makes it all the more heartbreaking when the one time she ignores him, he suffers his worst attack.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to have a sharp remark ready when someone exasperates her.
  • Digital Avatar: Takane was famous over the net as the gamer who went by "Dancing Flash Ene." However, her avatar design was notably different than the "Ene" she became.
  • Driven to Suicide: After Haruka died in the manga's second timeline, Takane jumped out of the window of their old hospital room.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Her last words before turning into Ene were "Haruka... I love you."
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She doesn't seem to mind when she's playing, but in real life, she finds her username 'dancingflash-Ene' to be horribly embarrassing because she thinks it's really pretentious.
  • Expressive Hair: Her pigtails tend to fly up when she's shocked or angry (or both), or when Haruka does anything inappropriate by accident or unexpected.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: With Shintaro, see Ene.
  • Gamer Chick: Spends most of her time when not at school playing video games.
  • Genre Savvy: When forcing Haruka to re-dress after she found him half-naked in their classroom, she notes how the situation is "like something from a shoujo manga, and will probably be misunderstood". That's exactly what happens when their teacher walks in the room.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Despite her decidedly ungirlish personality.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She readily snaps a people when she's feeling irritated, and she's VERY easily irritated.
  • Iconic Item: Her headphones. She's not the only character with headphones but she's distinctly associated with them far more than any of the others.
  • Ill Girl: Her illness was enough reason for her to be admitted in a special section of the school where students who need special care are put into classes with a small number of students.
  • Little Miss Badass: Needless to say, she doesn't look someone who managed to place 2nd in a shooting game tournament. She throws her first opponent during the school festival COMPLETELY off guard.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine girl to Haruka's feminine boy.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: A minor and subverted case of this. She desperately tries to hide her famous gaming reputation because she's terrified that Haruka will have a negative opinion of her if he discovers her hobby is playing a violent zombie shooter game. However, this turns out to all be in her head since Haruka proves to be very impressed by her abilities when they come to light, and later, even asks her to teach him how to play the game.
  • Not So Different: To Shintaro. When she lists his negative traits (egotistical, secretive, ill-tempered, and never focused on anything) she realizes that they're exactly the same.
  • Parental Abandonment: She lives with her grandmother. Her parents are almost always overseas due to their jobs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When she gets her body back after two years. Not in the anime though, where her body's hair length has somehow stayed the same.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: An inverted example, she's the Savvy Girl to Haruka's Energetic Guy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Haruka.
  • Skirt over Slacks: As part of her school outfit, and a way to emphasize her personality.
  • Sleepy Head: In addition to the fact she can fall asleep without warning due to her narcolepsy, she's often tired and cranky and sleeps long hours if she's allowed. Takane has expressed disdain for her sleepiness.
  • Tomboy: She's got a rough personality, wears pants under her school uniform, and she's an expert at shooting games. She admits that she doesn't 'get' feminine hobbies.
  • Tsundere: Takane is textbook Type-A Tsundere. The song Yuukei Yesterday is about her aggressively denying, and then later begrudgingly accepting, that she has a crush on Haruka.

     Haruka Kokonose 

Haruka Kokonose

Eh? H~m, okay.... But um..... Huh? My shirt isn't here.... Shirt~....
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Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

A boy with a very weak body. Takane's only classmate in homeroom. He's a very cheerful guy, but he seems really slow at times and tends to act at his own pace.

He's very good at drawing, and as such designs the characters and draws all to backgrounds for the video game his class works on for the school festival. He is periodically sent to the hospital due to his condition.


  • Adorkable
  • And I Must Scream: Ends up tied to a hospital bed in an isolated space of the daze with a multitude of IV Bag lines piercing him. He is then forcefully made to watch as the Snake of Clearing Eyes uses his body to kill his friends over and over again
  • Beauty Mark: Under the corner of his right eye.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Knowing that any attempt at maintaining his friendships with Shintaro and Takane would only cause them even more pain later when his disease inevitably kills him, he chooses to commit suicide via jumping out a window to spare as much of their feelings as he could.
  • Big Eater: He buys several bagfuls of festival food during the cultural festival and eats it all by himself.
  • Break the Cutie: The "Konoha's State of the World" chapter of the novel reveals that it wasn't Konoha but Haruka that witnessed Hiyori's Ground Hog Day Loop. When it is finally time for him to leave, the only thing left of the once cheerful boy is a self-loathing wreck.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Inverted, he's the Gentle Boy to Takane's Brooding Girl.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Among other things, he saw absolutely no problems with walking around in his underwear at school after his clothes got soaked from him falling into a fountain.
  • Despair Event Horizon:
    • Realizing in his final moments that no matter what he does, even if he gets his wish granted, he can never be normal.
    • Given the choice of either forgetting or being forgotten by his friends does not help either. Poor Haruka was too late with an answer and didn't even get to say goodbye.
  • Digital Avatar: He creates Konoha as his gaming avatar and internet username.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's got dark hair, and an ultra-pale complexion that serves as a reminder that he's unwell. Although, his sunny disposition tends to betray how serious his illness is.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Played straight at first, but eventually subverted. He initially accepted his inevitable death, seeing it as something that comes for everyone, and therefore not worth fearing. Once he falls in love with Takane and befriends Shintaro however, the knowledge that anything he wants to have with either of them will never come to pass starts slowly tearing him up inside.
  • Genius Ditz: He's really air-headed, but it's pointed out he's good at academics, and is shown to help both Takane and Ayano with their schoolwork.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shintaro. Haruka calls Shintaro the best friend he ever had in -over the dimension-.
  • Iconic Item: His sketchbook.
  • I Didn't Tell You Because You'd Be Unhappy: Haruka didn't object when Mr. Tateyama and Takane made the initial decision not to participate in the Cultural Festival, even though it was something he really wanted to do, because he figured that his body's limitations might be a burden, and he didn't want to trouble Takane with something she wasn't interested in. When she learns this, Takane chides him for not speaking up.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: A much more true-to-life example. While he clearly enjoys life in all the ways that he can, he resents that his frail body prevents him from doing as many things as other kids. Unfortunately for Haruka, he ends up forcefully given the supernaturally strong body of his game avatar and then has his memories wiped, when what he desperately wanted was to be strong as himself.
  • Ill Boy: The reason why he's in the "special needs" class along with Takane. He ends up missing quite a bit of school because of his poor health.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: Doesn't seem to understand why Takane is so flustered when he strips in front of her.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Takane describes his demeanor as being somewhat 'like a girl', which isn't helped by the fact he's got a unisex name. He's also (understandably) unathletic, and he's very even-tempered.
  • Keet: A bit more subdued and easy-going than the typical example, but he's very cheery and enthusiastic nonetheless.
  • Last Words: In the novel, his last thoughts before being thrown into the daze are "If I could have one last wish granted, it would be to tell the girl who would always hit me for being so naive..."
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Shintaro. His and Ayano's deaths were what drove him to become a shut-in.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine boy to Takane's masculine girl.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Because he's naturally so straightforward and sincere, even when he compliments her or does nice things for her, Takane finds it difficult to tell if there are any deeper feelings attached. There are.
  • Missing Mom: As of Over the Dimension, Haruka's mom is said to have died from the same disease Haruka is currently dying from.
  • Morality Pet: He was this to Shintaro in the second route of the manga. Prior to meeting, Shintaro never even went to school, but when they met in the hospital, they struck up a deep friendship in which Haruka persuaded him to enroll in his school so they could hang out more. When news of his suicide gets out, Shintaro immediately goes back to his solitary life.
  • Oblivious to Love: Seems to be unaware of Takane's crush on him.
  • Odd Friendship: See Shintaro's entry.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Inverted, he's the Energetic Guy to Takane's Savvy Girl.
  • Secretly Dying: The day of the cultural festival is the day Haruka only has a year left to live. Naturally, as the trope implies, he tells no one except Shintaro.
  • Soap Opera Disease: His illness is never referred by anything other than vague terms. That being said, there are a few hints that it's some sort of heart condition.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's a mild case of Type-A. Most of his cheerfulness is genuine, but he tends to shove any insecurities he has about his health problems under a rug.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: His body becomes Konoha.
  • Walking Spoiler: If the number of whited-out entries didn't tip you off, Haruka is more significant than he might seem.

     SPOILER CHARACTER 

Snake of Clearing Eyes

"Aah, such unsightly lives!"
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Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

The snake possessing Kenjirou (and later, Konoha and Hibiya), making a first appearance in the fifth novel. It exists solely to grant wishes; when active, the snake manifests as a split personality for its host while they are asleep or unconscious. And it will use every method in its disposal to grant that said wish... It can take as much time as it needs, since granting a wish will end its existence. It can also see through and negate other eye abilities. In the anime, this is an eye power it can grant (and is granted to Kenjirou), but it is unknown whether it's also an eye power in other continuities too or simply an inherent ability of the snake itself.


  • And I Must Scream: His ultimate fate in the anime, implicitly. He begs for a wish to continue existing, and he gets one. Konoha's final wish - to save Hiyori - allows him to continue existing. As a non-sentient surrogate life-force for Hiyori.
  • Ax-Crazy: While possessing Konoha. When in that particular state, one of the first things he does is straight-up murder everyone in the area- namely, the Dan.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Succeeds in killing all of Marry's friends and Kenjiro in Outer Science.
  • Batman Gambit:
  • Big Bad
  • Break Them by Talking: Delivers on of these speeches to Kano after Ayano's suicide.
  • Cessation of Existence: What the snake faces once the snake grants the asker's wish. He wants to avoid this as much as possible, so he forces Mary's hand to reset time, with the goal of living forever.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: While possessing Konoha, the Snake adjusts the body into a black, green, and red version of him. His later appearances in the manga give him a much more distinct look, with scaly skin, a scarf, and a very short braid.
  • The Chessmaster: Has used Kenjirou's body to obtain several contacts within the police, healthcare, and other organizations. Hence why no one questions Haruka and Takane's disappearance, nor helps the Mekakushi Dan in the bad end.
  • Dark Is Evil: In comparison to Konoha, who has white hair and wears a white shirt, Konoha possessed by the snake has black hair and wears a black shirt.
  • Demonic Possession: On Kenjirou, and later, Konoha and Hibiya.
  • Evil Gloating: His song, Outer Science is basically three and a half minutes of him lording his successful murder spree of Marry's friends over her.
  • Evil Is Hammy: For all the time he had in the anime in Konoha's body, the snake certainly made up for it by milking his lines with every ounce he had.
  • Evil Makeover: The snake gives Konoha one while possessing him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is noticeably deeper than Konoha's, post possession.
  • Evil Wears Black: In Konoha's body.
  • Hate Sink: With every other named character being presented as sympathetic and decent people, Clearing Eyes more than makes up for the lack of other antagonists by the level of his sheer, unbalanced depravity, being a sadistic master manipulator that gleefully drives people to suicide and gets innocent teens killed for the written purpose of driving his creator's granddaughter beyond the Despair Event Horizon, and all around being responsible for almost every problem the Mekakushi Dan have in the present day. Needless to say, he is not a character the audience is expected to cheer on.
  • Hellish Pupils: When possessing people. When possessing Konoha, he even gets yellow irises too!
  • Hidden Eyes: When he appears at the start of Chapter 18 of the manga, the first panel has him looking like this. Needless to say, it's foreboding.
  • In Love with Your Carnage:
    • He laughs at Azami's struggle and how badly her wish backfired after Shion and Marry die, seems to take pleasure in Ayano's suicide, despite it apparently being detrimental to his plan, and during the last episode of the anime outright says he finds the Dan's struggling to avert tragedy amusing.
    • His tone of voice sounds utterly orgasmic as Marry transforms into the Queen and is about to reset time in Episode 12 of the anime. Apparently he really wants to watch the cast struggle in their plight all over again.
  • Interrupted Suicide: In Route 1 of Lost Time Memory, Shintaro takes the bullet for him because he didn't want Konoha to die.
  • Jerkass: Self-centered and manipulative to the point of sociopathy, he gets a serious kick out of taunting people over their suffering.
  • Literal Genie:
    • Is compelled to grant Kenjirou's wish to see Ayaka again, but because he will disappear if the wish is granted, he does so in a way that undermines his own attempts at fulfilling the wish, giving him an excuse to reset the world again and again in order to try one more time. This allows the snake to exist forever - its actual agenda.
    • However, this aspect of him also proves to be his own undoing. When Kenjirou's wish is fulfilled, the Wide-Eyed Snake has no choice but to fulfill Konoha's wish of saving Hiyori, forced to become her replacement life and his consciousness disappearing as a result of fulfilling the wish.
  • Make a Wish: Any wish. He'll use any method and any resource at his disposal in order to grant it, regardless of whether his actions conflict with your ideals or ethics. Interestingly, unlike most reality-warping magic wish granters, his capability to grant a wish is limited to what his host is capable of; with Azami and Marry, he can tap into their vast magical power to induce miracles like creating a new world and turning back time, but with the human Kenjirou as his host, the snake is reduced to using means like money and influence in order to achieve his master's wish.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • Add the fact that he has lied to Kenjirou about being able to meet Ayaka again. For the past 2 years has manipulated Kano into cooperating with him by threatening to murder his family. And he tricked Azami into creating the never ending world in the first place.
    • He also manipulated Ayano into committing suicide as part of his bid for eternity.
    • And on top of all that we now know he's the one who is forcing Marry's hand and making her reset time.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: All his plans involve killing people.
  • No-Sell: The manga reveals that he's completely immune to the other members' powers, as he sees right through Kido's Concealment ability.
  • Not Even Human: Like the rest of the snakes, he is just one part of Azami's power, and one of the most dangerous to boot.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression, being a snake. It is more prominent however when he is possessing Kenjirou.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: He is able to remember the events of other timelines, presumably as a part of his blanket immunity to other snakes' powers.
  • Sex Is Violence: His voice and mannerisms are in a perpetual state of arousal, particularly during Outer Science where he's seen with a particularly suggestive face while he's standing in a pool of the Mekakushi Dan's blood.
  • Slasher Smile: His expression shifts to this when he possesses Konoha.
  • The Sociopath: He is completely fine with murdering and mentally scarring children. In fact; he seems to enjoy it a tiny bit too much.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Before Jin finally settled on "Kuro Konoha" for the Snake in Konoha's body, this form was also called "Dark Konoha", "Black/Kuro Konoha" and "Konoha?" in official materials. The settled name encompasses all of the variations, thankfully.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one during episode 12 of the anime when the plan to reset the world becomes sabotaged.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He looks at humans with their love, friendship and hope: "How foolish!"
  • Walking Spoiler: Mentioning him tends to spoil a lot of the over-arching story.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When possessing Konoha. In this case, it shows how focused he is on killing. Sometimes overlaps with Mad Eye when he's too busy reveling in his kills.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has mentally scarred Kano, laughed at Ayano's suicide, and he's responsible for every character's death at the end of every route where he wins.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: And it terrifies him. The main reason for him fueling the loops is to avoid this fate.
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