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Nozama Peston Service
Tropes Applying to Nozama Peston Service in general:
- Badass Normal: The team as a whole. They have Anti-Amazon gear and can hold their own against them. The only member who's got any super powers is Mamoru, who can only use his when he transforms.
- Breaking the Fellowship: In Season two the group has gone their separate ways, Shido, Nozomi and Misaki retiring before joining the hunt again, Fuku has joined 4C for money and Mamoru has turned against the team.
- Dwindling Party: As of episode two, Ryusuke and Maehara die. The former is due to transforming into a Dragonfly Amazon and Amazon Omega cutting him in half. Maehara tried to reason with the former but gets Eaten Alive.
- Hidden Depths: Prior to being called back into action, Nozomi was a school teacher (and apparently, not as aggressive as she is as a merc), Fuku was a doctor tending his aging mother, and Misaki was a con man. We have no idea what Shido's life was like prior to being an employed merc. The same could be about Maehara prior to his untimely death.
- It's All My Fault: In the final episode of season 2, the whole team minus Mamoru feels this way about his actions, feeling by leaving him with the Amazons at the end of the season 1 finale, they abandoned him.
- Kill the Ones You Love: The platonic version. The human members sadly realize by Yellow Brick Road that Mamoru is far too gone and dangerous to be left alone and decide to kill him.
- Only in It for the Money: Their primary motivation for fighting the Amazons is simply to get paid so they can put food in their bellies.
- If Fuku and Misaki were any indication, Fuku being a doctor may have something to do with helping his mother's treatments while Misaki's in debt. The latter gets paid double due to Mamoru eating his arm. Shido generally falls back on this philosophy whenever What Measure Is a Non-Human? comes up.
- Private Military Contractors: The NPS serve in this role, being hired and funded by Nozama Pharmacy to kill the Amazons, but still basically being mercenaries.
- Shock and Awe: The team's weapons are electrified, regardless if they're bullets, knives or wires. Heck, Nozomi's kicks are electrified.
- Took a Level in Badass: Become far more effective fighters in Season 2, being able to defeat Amazons without another Amazons help.
- True Companions: Mercenaries or not, they all stick by each other, watching each others' backs, even treating Mamoru as one of them despite being an Amazon himself. Ryusuke's transformation into a Dragonfly Amazon and Maehara's death hits them hard in episode 2.
- The final episode cements this: After Haruka fought Jin to a draw, rather than stopping Haruka and Mamoru from joining the other Amazons, they held their ¥1 coins as the two former teammates depart from society. Unfortunately, it doesn't last into Season 2.
Portrayed by: Mitsutoshi Shundo
- Actually Pretty Funny: When the guys talks on how Takai forces a smile, Shido could barely hold his laugh. When Haruka says "You look like you're pretty hungry", he actually does laugh in response.
- Blood from the Mouth: In "Vanishing Wings", after being pierced with one of the tentacles of the invisible Amazon.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Orphans he arrives in time just before Kenta eats the rest of Team X.
- Deadpan Snarker: Tends to do this when in the field as a way of coping with the mess NPS has to do.
- Disappeared Dad: Episode 13 reveals he's one. He admits that he hasn't been in his children's lives and his relationship with them is based around money.
- Hidden Depths: Episode 13 reveals that he used to be a doctor and he has a sick kid.
- I Need A Drink: After the Time Skip, Shido is seen drowning his sorrows away in a bar.
- Ill Boy: Not him but one of his kids needs a surgery which is his reason for joining NPS.
- Meaningful Name: His surname means "Leadership" in Japanese. His first name means "truth" or "honesty", appropriate given that he wants to know what the team are really fighting for and where the Amazons came from.
- The Leader: Is the leader of the group.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He lays this on Haruka when he lets a group of unawakened Amazons escape knowing that they could become a serious threat. He also calls him out on his What Measure Is a Non-Human? viewpoint until Haruka tells him the awakened Amazons are the exceptions, since he's aware they're monsters.
Portrayed by: Kanon Miyahara
- Action Girl: The only one in the NPS team.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in "HERO OR DIE" where a serial killer beats her up with a pipe and with his bare fists. Played straight in the episodes after it, however; she only has one small scar on her cheek from a beating that probably should have disfigured her for life.
- She also gets cuts in the face when she fights Amazons.
- Berserk Button: Harming Mamoru. She comes very close to violating the "don't attack Humans" rule when the two are saved from the pipe-wielding serial killer in Episode 8, but she manages to stop herself.
- Hidden Depths: Despite being the most aggressive and crankiest member of the team she's a school teacher after the timeskip.
- Kick Chick: One of her main moves. Shes uses this since the soles of her boots are modified to give electroshocks when a kick is done.
- Knife Nut: Uses a very large knife with an electric blade.
- In "Quo Vadis?", she handles two dual combat knives with knuckle guards.
- Perpetual Frowner: Seems to be her default expression. Misaki takes note that she doesn't smile and tries to get her to so she doesn't look like she's "ready to rumble".
- She Cleans Up Nicely: While going undercover with Haruka, she really does look pretty enough despite having a visible scar on the left side of her face. The finale cements this, as she's really attractive when she's not in her mercenary rags as she had become a daycare assistant.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only woman on the team.
- Tsundere: A nonromantic example. While she's generally cranky and aggressive, she does care about the rest of the extermination team.
Portrayed by: Katsuya
- An Arm and a Leg: Type 3. Loses most of his left arm to a hungry Mamoru, who yearned for the taste of human flesh.
- Angst? What Angst?: In-Universe example: He seems to have taken having a prosthetic arm well in Season 2 though there was a time skip.
- Artificial Limbs: Has a prosthetic left arm after Mamoru ate his left one.
- Butt-Monkey: While he's competent at his job, the team is prone to hitting him when he takes too long to make a diversion. Episode 5 cements it when he was unintentionally left behind.
- Comic Relief: His role in the series, where he's the source of comedy, if any.
- The Face: He usually the one that deals with interacting with civilians.
- The Gadfly: He takes off his prosthetic arm as a joke when he notices Hiroki is looking at it.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Minor example but he has a tendency of saying he's jealous when he sees couples.
- Handicapped Badass: Even losing his left hand doesn't stop him from being dangerous with his shotgun
- The Heart: Fills this role among the NPS to the point where his only thoughts while Kota was rushing him to the hospital were of how Mamoru, who had just eaten his arm, must be terrified and alone.
- Perpetual Poverty: In spite of the many, many, many bonuses he racks up from killing Amazons under extreme circumstances with the rest of the team, he somehow keeps falling into debt with loan sharks.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Kazuya uses a stockless shotgun loaded with electroshock rounds.
- Vomit Discretion Shot: Has one when he sees Jin eating Amazon remains in the finale.
Portrayed by: Kazuya Tanabe
- Broken Tears: After meeting with the rest of NPS, Fuku breaks down as he realizes that they should have killed Mamoru five years ago.
- Brutal Honesty: In The Third Degree he openly tells Chihiro, in front of Iyu as well, that the best thing for Iyu is a mercy kill.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Acts like one as part of his role as the team's sniper.
- Friend or Idol Decision: In season 2, Fuku's sympathy for the Amazons and NPS interfere with his work on 4C. He makes the choice to ignore his feelings for his mother in Schooldays
- Friendly Sniper: To his team when they hunt down and kill Amazons in the Greater Tokyo Area.
- Hidden Depths: Fuku's the least expressive of the Exterminators, but his management of Mamoru alongside the others, as well as his overseeing his mother implies a gentler side.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Ep. 11. He can hit someone else's shot!
- Mercy Kill: He believes this is the best thing for Iyu, referencing what happened to Maehara. In a heartbreaking one, he does it for his own mother.
- Mission Control: During stealth missions, he remains inside of the van to track the team's progress and alert them to threats.
- Only in It for the Money: Claims this as his reason for "selling out" to 4C, but retroactively subverted if you know about his mom in the hospital.
- Rage Breaking Point: See the below examples.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After killing his mother, he arrives as 4C headquarters demanding use of a HP round. No guesses what he's planning to do. Subverted, he reveals it's more a case of It's All My Fault.
- Sanity Slippage: In Xing the Rubicon, he appears with a very crazed look in his eyes while covered in blood after killing his mother.
- Self-Made Orphan: An incredibly tragic version when his mother transforms into an Amazon due to drinking the infected water in Way to Nowhere and she transforms right in front of him.
- Token Good Teammate: To Team Kurosaki, being the only member that is sympathetic to Amazons.
- We Used to Be Friends: What he says to Shidou by handing back his coin, deciding to stay with 4C.
Jun Maehara/Kamen Rider Amazon Sigma
Portrayed by: Hiroshi Asahina, Makoto Arakawa ( Suit actor)
- Badass Boast: "I will defeat you in X moves" (X being a number he intends to beat his opponent). Jin barely survived four with the intent being 5, and Haruka wasn't as lucky in three, with the intent being 4.
- Blood from the Mouth: Justified, as he was being eviscerated by an Amazon.
- Came Back Wrong: After being resurrected as Amazon Sigma, he's Not Himself, even assaulting his own True Companions.
- Evil Knock Off: Sigma to Alpha as his belt is a modified copy of Jin's.
- Feels No Pain: After being resurrected as Sigma, he can't feel pain. While this is an advantage, it also has the drawback of not being able to feel injuries once the heroes manage to land them. This leads to his death when he fails to realize that the other Amazon Riders have very badly injured him until his body starts falling apart, at which point Mamoru has the perfect opening for a killing blow. Justified due to him basically being a corpse reanimated with Amazon cells.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted, as him trying to reason with Ryusuke/Dragonfly Amazon leads to his death.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he dies the second time, by Mamoru's hand no less.
- Killed Off for Real: After trying to reason with a transformed Ryusuke.
- Back from the Dead: Came back with an Amazon Driver, capable of transforming into Kamen Rider Amazon Sigma. However, his behavior implies that he Came Back Wrong
- Not Himself: Something is clearly wrong with him. The moment he reunites with his team, he smacks Mamoru aside, beats up his former friends and allies, and came very close to killing Mamoru. If Haruka didn't show up in time, he just might have.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Revenant Zombie type with a little dose of Came Back Wrong due to Maehara being revived by implanting his corpse with Amazon Cells. It's moving around, but whatever's running it isn't Jun.
- Superior Successor: The fourth type Amazon and stronger than Haruka or Jin. Had amazing regeneration capability, doesn't need protein to function, and Feels No Pain as a result of being a revived corpse. In short, he's the perfect fighting machine. Jin even called him more of a machine than an Amazon.
- Slightly subverted in Episode 11. The "no protein" aspect is revealed to be the result of a high grade synthetic substitute produced by Nozama. In other words, he still needs protein to at least some degree, it's just better managed.
- Walking Spoiler: It's kinda hard to talk about him without spoiling a lot of Season 1's late game.
Portrayed by: Ryota Kobayashi, Daisuke Satō (Suit actor)
- Became Their Own Antithesis: In Season 1, Mamoru is a happy and cheerful Amazon that loved the team and didn't particularity care about Amazons despite being one. Come Season 2 he is much more stoic and bitter and fights for Amazons instead of the team.
- Berserk Button: Harming his friends.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Is a very nice person, but do not make him mad. This is no longer the case in Season 2, as he becomes a stoic Jerkass.
- Break the Cutie: Upon seeing both Maehara and Ryusuke die. He gets hit with it even worse in episode 10, when Maehara attempts to kill him to test his battle data.
- He gets his worst one in the whole series in episode 13 after having eaten Misaki's left arm and crying his eyes out. Haruka tries to convince him that thinking about eating someone was okay, but fails. Haruka instead convinces him to live outside human contact to avoid realizing his fears of actually eating someone.
- He finally appears again episode 5 of season 2. But this time, he has become so broken by the killing of the Amazons by humans that he's now determined to hunt humans as revenge.
- Broken Pedestal: Towards Haruka in season 2. He is sickened that Haruka just protects the Amazons instead of fighting for them and seems to have lost all respect for his friend as a result.
- Expy: Of Mitsuzane Kureshima, both characters who started out as a sidekick to The Hero until their partnership become strained before they descent to utter villainy. While Micchy managed to redeemed himself, Mamoru chosed to continue his villainy till the very end of his life.
- FaceHeel Turn: Played with. While he DID wanted to get revenge on humans for killing Amazons (and he's willing to do so by hunting them), he doesn't have any other choice and is genuinely saddened that he has to fight his old teammates for this. It's also revealed that he still can't eat humans due to his guilt over eating Misaki's arm.
- Later played-straight in Xing the Rubicon after his Redemption Rejection in front of his former human comrades due to the loss of his remaining Amazon comrades at their hands.
- Freak Out: An incredibly tragic one when he regains his senses after eating Misaki's arm.
- Game Face: Mamoru's drill nose splits open into a star-like shape towards the end of the fight with the Spider Amazon, and he seems to get stronger in the process.
- Heroic BSoD: He has a massive one in episode 3, seeing Maehara's dead body, to the point it affects his performance against the Queen Ant Amazon.
- I've Come Too Far: His opinion of his actions and what drives him in the final episode of season 2.
- Inelegant Blubbering: A positively heartbreaking example in episode 3 as he shakes Maehara's corpse, begging him not to die.
- Last of His Kind: As of Xing the Rubicon Mamoru is the last of the original 4000 Amazons made by Nozama Pharmacy left alive.
- Magic Pants: Subverted. After transforming back from his Amazon form, Mamoru is shown wrapped in a blanket and his teammates make note he goes through a lot of uniforms. Ep. 3 shows him in pants just after turning back, though.
- Manchild: Is very child-like in nature. Justified, as an Amazon, he's actually only two years old tops. This makes his reaction to Maehara's death even more tragic. He completely shed this image in season 2, having become a leader to the Amazons and adopting a more calm, stoic attitude.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "To protect" in Japanese, which is what he will do if one of his injured comrades is surrounded by Amazons. Becomes an Ironic Name in the wake of his partial awakening and eating of Misaki's arm.
- As of season 2, he's now the protector of Amazons.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to realizing he ate Misaki's arm.
- Nice Guy: Is kind, loving person. Sadly, he's no longer this in season 2, having become rather jaded.
- Protagonist Journey to Villain: Not really a full-blown villain, but in season 2, Mamoru has become so jaded by the killing of the Amazons by humans that he's now determined to hunt humans as revenge and desperation to survive.
- Redemption Rejection: NPS attempts reach him once more in Xing the Rubicon. Mamoru struggles between rejoining the team and his hatred, but sadly chooses his hatred and escapes.
- Running Gag: The way he ruins his shirts whenever he transforms.
- Start of Darkness: During the 5 year time skip between seasons 1 & 2, Mamoru has become increasingly jaded after his fellow benign Amazons were killed one by one by Jin/Amazon Alpha, putting all the blame to Haruka for sparing Jin in the first place.
- Taking the Bullet: He's killed when he attempts to stop a High Pressure Round from hitting Nanaha in the final episode of Season 2.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: Post five-year Time Skip, Mamoru has become jaded and angry due to the Amazons dying by Human hands and is implied to be hunting Humans in retaliation.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He really loves hamburgers.
- Token Heroic Orc: Mamoru, the Mole Amazon, is the only Amazon besides the two Riders who's on the heroes' side. What's more, he seems to be the only Amazon capable of not only controlling his transformations, but not turning into a mindless maneater upon transformation. Sadly, in season 2 he's firmly on the side of Amazons.
- Took a Level in Badass: In season 2, he not only gain a new, more powerful form, but is now a rather calm, stoic badass.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: At the same time, he finally snaps after seeing humans killing off Amazons.
- Wrestler in All of Us: As the Mole Amazon, he employs a number of grappling moves in combat.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks like a full grown human, but like all Amazons, he was grown in a lab and can't be more than two years old.
Ryusuke Otaki/Dragonfly Amazon
Portrayed by: Ryouma Baba, Daiki Suzuki ( Suit Actor
- Failed a Spot Check: The team miss the signs that Otaki is turning into an Amazon, simply thinking he has a hangover.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: After turning into an Amazon and going completely berserk, Omega kills him this way.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Tries to get the others to kill him before he completely loses control. Presumably he simply wouldn't be able to inflict enough damage on himself to do it himself.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Says in an inner monologue that all he wanted to do was be a human.
- Mercy Kill: Wants his friends to do this to him. When they can't, Amazon Omega ultimately does.
- The Smart Guy: Ryusuke serves as the team's research analyst in the field.
- See Team X for more details.
Tropes Applying to Nozama Pharmacy in general:
- Idiot Ball:
- They created a virus-sized artificial life form that turned out to consider human cells its favorite meal...then someone decided to make an entire human-sized lifeform out of them. How many other ways could that possibly end?
- To say nothing of their plan of "yeah let's get like 5 or 6 underequipped guys holed up in a crappy apartment who clearly have communication issues and have them handle hunting down like 4000 amazons all by themselves". Even if they don't want to get anyone involved to keep the company secret, they can't afford to hire more mercs? However, the show quickly justifies why the NPS is undermanned: it's clear that it was established as a sop for Reika's plan to cover it up while every other executive could care less as long as it made them money.
Portrayed by: Takako Katou
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Haruka would never condone a mass-murdering drone scheme like Tlaloc and Jin lacks the resources to implement such a plan. As a result, Reika is indirectly responsible for a majority of the deaths involving the original 4000 test subject Amazons.
- Big Good: In Season 2, she funds NPS.
- The Dragon: To Takaaki, for her involvement in the Amazonz project.
- Dark Secret: She is clearly hiding something and doesn't give Shido and Haruka a straight answer, causing the latter to lose faith in her when she does not give Haruka any answers. However one of those secrets is Haruka being a third type Amazon.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's genuinely fond of Haruka, but her strict attempts at controlling him only serve to push the boy away.
- Good Is Not Nice: When NPS brings back an injured Shido and Mamoru, she states if Mamoru wasn't Haruka's friend she would have let him die for his actions. She also rather cold to Fuku for joining 4C.
- Knight Templar Parent: Reika goes to all lengths to protect her son and have the Amazons killed.
- Mad Scientist: She only looks pragmatic and sane, but Haruka's origins reveal that she's about as crazy as the rest of Nozama's top brass scientists.
- The Masquerade: Responsible for NP's role in helping NPS ensure that they can cover ups the Amazons.
- Not So Stoic: She reacted badly when Haruka was injured in battle. She instantly became ecstatic once he healed quickly and Kano was a Fake Defector.
- Only Sane Man: Seems to be the only higher up in the company who's actually treating the Amazons as the threat they actually are.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As much as she can afford to be it seems. She's the only member of the Nozama's higher ups who seems to actually give a darn about human life, tries to get Shido's team more numbers and better equipment to give them a better chance of fighting the Amazons, and even covers for Haruka to protect him from the board of directors.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Says such in the penultimate episode of Season 2 with Haruka being the only exception.
- The Bus Came Back: Mentioned just once by Mizuki as having sold the house in the wake of the collapse of her company. Turns out she'd dropped off the radar to better function as the Man Behind the Man.
- Token Good Teammate: Seems to be the only higher up at Nozama who isn't a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
Portrayed by: Toshimasa Komatsu
- Character Tic: He uses a hanky to cover his nose when he thinks he's about to go to an unsanitary place.
- Face Death with Dignity: As he's dying in Vanishing Wings, he keeps his same even tone as he calls Reika one last time. He then says he must quit and say it was his pleasure to work with her before dying.
- Fake Defector: He pretends to work for Tachibana and Tenjo so that the former is arms-reach from him. This carries on into season 2, where he follows Tachibana to 4C.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: In the Nozama Pharmacy world when he tells NPS about the Amazons, they accuse him of being a monster.
- Good Is Not Nice: Remains icily professional with the NPS and attempts to be an Obstructive Bureaucrat. It doesn't take, but he's still not very nice to them. (This is, of course, assuming his assistance to Nozama's Reasonable Authority Figure is out of genuine good intent.)
- Half the Man He Used to Be: He's bisected by Chihiro's tentacles.
- I Have Your Wife: In The Third Degree, Kano threatens Chihiro with the knowledge that they can kill Iyu at anytime so he would tell them his origins and to follow orders.
- The Mole: SCHOOLDAYS shows that he's not loyal to 4C, reporting to a shadowed person on the phone when Tachibana learns too much. VANISHINGWINGS reveals that it's Reika.
- Not So Stoic: He loses his nerve when he saw a newly revived Jun Maehara.
- Number Two: To Reika in the office and when he's needed to go out.
- In the 2nd season, he's Tachibana's assistsant.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His continued assistance to Reika (and her trust in him) implies this.
- The Stoic: He's very calm, never showing any emotion. This reaches to Up to Eleven when he calls Reika in Vanishing Wings in his same tone dying because he was bisected.
Portrayed by: Yuu Kamio
- Ambiguously Evil: Season 1 has him act as if he's going to be an antagonistic force, which has him bring out Kamen Rider Amazon Sigma. But in Season 2, he has his own threat suppression team in handling new Amazons in the wetwork. However he still gives off this air whether or not he still has a hidden agenda or not.
- Arch-Enemy: Tenjo of all people calls him out on this between him and Jin.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Attempts this with Jin. However Nanaha knocks him out before he could finish.
- Arms Dealer: What Reika and Shogo think that he wants to do once the company is able to properly weaponize Amazon cells.
- Big Good: In Season 2, he's the head of 4C which is the only force trying to stop the new infestation of Amazons.
- Crazy-Prepared: Yellow Brick Road reveals that he has a program that will remotely kill Iyu on his computer.
- Determinator: He returns in Yellow Brick Road despite being severally injured by Chihiro episodes.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Played With: In the final episode, he looks noticeably disgusted and terrified when he begins to suspect that the Amazons escaping may have been orchestrated by Takaaki Tenjo.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates the entire Amazons out of passion and the main reason he formed 4C is to eradicate all Amazons, whenever they are good or bad.
- Godzilla Threshold: Faced with a dead end to solving the Isyogenic Amazon strain and tired of Chihiro's lies when he might hold vital information to stop it, he orders him to be tortured to talk.
- Mythology Gag: His surname was named after Tobei Tachibana.
- No One Could Survive That!: Chihiro's true form wraps him in tentacles and snaps him across the middle. Later revealed to have suffered eight compound fractures, is incapacitated and in surgery, but still hanging on.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a brutal one to Chihiro in Vanishing Wings when he finds out that Chihiro lied about his past and that he's the source of the Isyogenic cell infection.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Why he allows Chihiro to work with him, with the latter's own condition that Iyu doesn't fight when she is severely injured.
- The Stoic: In Season 2, Tachibana's flamboyant behavior is usually gone, but tends to rise up whenever he's angry.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: A far more simplified viewpoint compared to everyone else. He loathes all Amazons, considers them all monsters that should be killed. And for the people he brings back to life as Amazons, he refuses to admit he actually brought anyone back to life and considers them corpses and weapons.
Portrayed by: Takashi Fujiki
- Big Bad: Is the leader of the Nozama Pharmacy, and keeping the Amazons covered up solely so they can keep the Amazon Cells to themselves. He's also the one who let them out in the first place. Reduced to Greater-Scope Villain in Season 2, as he's no longer directly involved but is still responsible for everything.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The man will let 4,000 man-eating monsters secretly rampage across the country just to keep the Amazon Cells property of his company.
- Evil Cripple: Is wheelchair bound and decidedly a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
- Evil Old Folks: He may be old, but him releasing 4,000 Amazons to wreak havoc through out the city has just made everyone in the pharmacy realize that he's a corrupted human being.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of Season 2, as while he's largely absent and didn't cause the new crisis himself, he was the one who released the Amazons to begin with, meaning everything that happens is ultimately his fault.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: In a series full of Tragic Monsters and very grey morality, he stands out as one of the few genuinely, unrepentant evil characters in the whole show, given he released the Amazons to begin with purely to set up a twisted Social Darwinist experiment, and feels zero remorse for any of it.
- Karma Houdini: Yes, his company folded, but given literally everything is his fault, he gets off extremely light by the end of the series and doesn't regret any of his heinous actions.
- Nightmare Fetishist: When Kurosaki attempts to puncture his rhetoric by asking how he would feel were he being eaten, Tenjo replies that he would find it delightful.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Despite being the Big Bad and orchestrating the Amazons escaping to begin with, he's not a direct threat to the heroes and never really fights anyone. Justified, as he's an Evil Cripple.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Releasing the original 4,000 Amazons ended exactly how he intended for it to, and even his Pharmacy folding doesn't change that fact.
- The Social Darwinist:
- Has shades of this. He's immensely disgusted by the mere existence of Amazon Sigma based on the view that any organism that doesn't need to eat to survive would have no reason to become any stronger.
- He becomes downright ecstatic when he discovers that Haruka is a fusion of Reika's and Amazon cells.
- It turns out His entire reason for releasing the Amazons in the first place was to create a manmade ecosystem where the Amazons eat the humans and are killed by humans in turn.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Looked to be a Sequel Non-Entity as they neglect to mention him after the collapse of Nozama Pharmacy. Then he reappears at the tail end of season 2.
- You Have Failed Me: Subverted. He sees failure as a natural outcome. What he does have issues with is personal vendettas.
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Portrayed by: Kota Miura
- Armor-Piercing Question: Clearly angered by Tenjo's rhetoric about hunting, killing and eating being a natural part of life, Kurosaki pointedly smears blood over the limousine window and asks how Tenjo would feel were he the one being eaten.
- Berserk Button: While he's generally pretty laid back, he hates it when Team X gets the jump on them.
- Big Damn Heroes: While 'hero' is stretching it he tends to save Chihiro and Iyu from tough spots with a barrage of gunfire.
- Didn't Think This Through: In Quo Vadis? he told Iyu that Chihiro shouldn't be hunted. This comes to bit him later when Chihiro having lost control of his powers is killing everyone and Iyu refuses to hunt him because of Kurosaki's earlier order.
- Foil: To Makoto Shido. Makoto was generally eager with each mission but at the same time was morally conflicted by the idea of killing Amazons due to liking Mamoru. Kurosaki acts completely bored by his job and has no complaints against using Iyu.
- Everyone Has Standards: He's a cruel and bitter man but even he thinks Tachibana's remote program to kill Iyu is cold. Then, during the near end of The Last Judgement movie, he shoots Tachibana's leg out of disgust after he found out that his boss is running the Amazon Livestock Project, where the Domesticated Amazons were killed and served as a food for the rich.
- Hidden Depths: When explaining Iyu to Fukuda, we can tell he does in fact shows concern and shock when he finds Iyu, her mother and sister dead. This hints that he became a cynical Jerkass because of this and why he wants all Amazons dead.
- Hypocritical Humor: He chides Iyu for her lack of survival instinct while he himself is rather cavalier in the heat of battle, largely ambivalent to his own survival and those of his men just so long as they kill the Amazon(s) they're hunting.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In Yellow Brick Road he coldly kicks off a member of his team from their assignment of hunting Chihiro and Iyu because he sympathized with Iyu. While Kurosaki was very cold in his actions, he wasn't wrong. Sympathizing with their targets is only going to get everyone killed.
- The Leader: In charge of 4C's ground forces.
- Living Is More Than Surviving: Unsure if his fight with Chihiro has infected him with lysogenic cells or not and finding himself disgusted with Takaaki Tenjo's rhetoric about killing to survive, Kurosaki decides to leave 4C at the end of Season 2 to make do with whatever time he has left.
- Kill Them All: He wants to kill all Amazons because he finds them all monsters like when he saw Iyu's father singing as he murdered Iyu
- Pet the Dog: He actually protected Mizuki from an Amazon in Yellow Brick Road.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Kurosaki might be an abrasive Jerkass, but he is pragmatic and clever, moderating his bad behavior for the sake of the mission's success and avoids needlessly antagonizing useful Amazons like Haruka and Chihiro.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The sight of what Iyu's father did to her is heavily implied to be what turned Kurosaki into the nihilistic Jerkass we see today.
- The Slacker: He certainly gives off this image. He's always lazying around and has been shown to be sleeping through a meeting.
- Sweet Tooth: On his day off in The Third Degree he went to a sweet buffet where he was buying a lot of cake.
- Token Evil Team Mate: Out of the morally ambiguous 4C, Kurosaki is the cruelest.
Portrayed by: Yoshito Momiki
- Dirty Coward: He reveals he give Fuku a HP round out of fear that Fuku would beat him up.
- Mr. Exposition: Debriefs the team whenever a mission is about to start.
- Number Two: He acts as Kurosaki's second in command.
- Puppet King: Modern version, due to Chihiro's rampage in Vanishing Wings putting both Tachibana and Kano out of business Kurosaki puts Futamori in charge while he's actually leading the troops. Futamori is perfectly fine with this as he doesn't have to chase after Chihiro that way.
- Shipper on Deck: Inverted towards Iyu and Chihiro, he always tells Chihiro that he's wasting his time as Iyu is a walking corpse.
- The Smart Guy: In charge of 4C's research on the new Amazons encountered.
Iyu Hoshino/Crow Amazon
Portrayed by: Ayana Shiramoto, Yuto Kikuchi (Suit actor)
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her strategy in a nutshell. Out numbered? Attack. Exhausted? Attack. Hurt? Attack.
- Back from the Dead: She was killed by her father who turned into an Amazon and brought back to life by the same process used on Jun Maehara. As of Episode 11 of Season 2, she was able to do this mentally.
- Battle Couple: Though, they're not exactly a couple yet, she and Chihiro make a pretty amazing team. Thanks to Chihiro, Iyu has finally start using strategy when fighting.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Due to her Attack! Attack! Attack! fighting style, she usually has some pretty vicious cuts and bruises after a fight. But as an Amazon, she does heal from them.
- The Berserker: As a result of a Freak Out from remembering her father kill her, she goes berserk attacking everyone around her.
- Catchphrase: After she begins to connect to her positive memories 'Fun' becomes this for her. There's also "Target confirmed" and "Chihiro. Not the kind we hunt."
- Dark Action Girl: She's a very powerful fighter.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her father transformed into an Amazon and then killed her and the rest of her family as he sang a song he used to sing with her in childhood.
- Dude Magnet: Darkly parodied and lamphshaded by Kurosaki in The Third Degree.
- Emotionless Girl: She never shows any emotion even when her body is hurt beyond a reasonable point. She also doesn't say much, except when she accepts her orders. Probably because she's a dead human who is reanimated into an Amazon.
- Eye Scream: Her left eye was ripped out of her skull when she was alive and eaten by her father.
- Feels No Pain: She's a Sigma-type Amazon just like Maehara, meaning she's a dead human reanimated as an Amazon. As such, she can't feel any pain. Orphans shows that she is able to remember pain though.
- Foil: To Jun Maehara. Both are walking corpses infused with Amazon cells. But while Jun has some of his personality intact, Iyu has none, save for memories she can gain. Jun is compared to a machine than an Amazon due to being made to fight while Iyu is more of an emotionless machine who takes orders when given.
- Freak Out: A rather huge one in Yellow Brick Road as she fully remembers her father killing her.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies peacefully and with a smile on her face in the final episode of season 2.
- Go Through Me: Iyu does to for Chihiro in Schooldays.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: She works with 4C to hunt down the newer Amazons appearing all over Tokyo.
- Madness Mantra: Two in Yellow Brick Road. First is "Dad, mom and my sister...!" as she remembers being killed. Then she repeats "My father ate me! I was in so much pain!" as the implications of her memories start to hit her.
- Mismatched Eyes: Her left eye is yellow. This is because it's not her original eye.
- Morality Chain: To Chihiro in a dark way. If he starts to fall to his temptation to eat humans, Iyu will try to murder him. Vanishing Wings shows Chihiro regaining his sanity while in his One-Winged Angel mode when he realized that he unknowingly injured her.
- Perpetual Smiler: Hiroki states that when she was alive, it seemed like she was always smiling.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: A live action version. She doesn't physically resemble Rei, having tan skin and long dark hair, but otherwise she's the trope to a T. Justified as she is a living corpse.
- Self-Made Orphan: Inverted. The Amazon that killed her was her own father transformed into an Amazon. Her father was actually killed by Haruka.
- Sweet Tooth: When she was alive, she seemed to like making cakes.
- Together in Death: The final shot of season 2 implies this with Chihiro.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Kurosaki's opinion of her. While she's stronger than most Amazons, she has no fighting style or instinct to protect herself so she just charges forward.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Once again, due to the nature and theme of the series. She is a human corpse revived as a human, with none of her initial personality intact. Everything about her is through flashbacks and she only regains some of her humanity and bits and pieces of her life, and Chihiro wanted nothing more than to help her become human again, despite taking orders like a machine. It took all until episode 11 where she's fully restored mentally. Judging by episode 12's preview, she's confused and horrified by what happened to her.
- When She Smiles: Her smiling in the final episode of season 2 instantly made Chihiro happy.
- A Lighter Shade of Grey: While he has ample reasons for hating Amazons, he ends up helping two of them for most of the show; unable to act on the revenge that he declares on the race for Kenta's infection / death. He even shields Chihiro and Iyu from gunfire in the finale, the soldiers unable to fire upon him. While his opinion on the Amazons never changed, his compassion won out over his anger.
- A-Team Firing: Nagase's first time using a gun doesn't go so well in Xing the Rubicon. Luckily he's smart enough to instead shoot point blank where he can't miss.
- Abusive Parents: Of the disappeared kid. He tells Makoto that his parents just give him money and don't actually have a role in his life. Ironic considering Makoto is also one of those kinds of parents.
- Berserk Button: Anytime Chihiro shows any displeasure.
- Big Damn Heroes: In XING THE RUBICON, Nagase saves Chihiro from his murderous dad by shooting Amazon Alpha point-blank in the head. He gets knocked out by a pissed-off Jin for his troubles.
- Birds of a Feather: He's close with Takumi and Kenta as all three of them have Abusive Parents.
- Break the Haughty: The deaths of his friends turn Nagase from an preening Jerkass into a far more tolerable person.
- Foil: To Kurosaki. Both of them saw a major traumatic event that developed into a hatred of Amazons,note both of them vowing revenge. Kurosaki also finds himself enforcing an anti-Amazon echo chamber for both himself and his team note whereas Nagase, under the tutelage of Shido note and a forlorn Chihiro he took a chance on communicating with learned how desperate the Amazons truly were, ultimately siding with Chihiro and Iyu in the Finale. Kurosaki also has no qualms about Shooting The Dog, whereas Nagase, despite his initial aggression, ultimately opts for a more peaceful route.
- Good Costume Switch: Downplayed as he wasn't evil at all but the moment he starts to show more humanizing moments is when he switches from his black leather jacket to a white one.
- Heel Realization: Played straight and sadly subversion. In Schooldays he realizes what an oblivious idiot he used to be. Then he thinks about Mamoru's yell that as Amazons they are always hunted and for a while Hiroki looks regretful for his actions but quickly states that how it should be.
- Vanishing Wings and Way to Nowhere demonsrate that he feels sorry for Chihiro to some degree. After the 4C Massacre, he tries to give Chihiro a hug of sympathy and is tossed aside. When Chihiro is being hunted by 4C in Way To Nowhere, he actively intercepts and blocks Iyu during her fight with Neo, bearhugging her so that Chihiro can escape the conflict.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: He's always wearing a leather jacket.
- Lack of Empathy: Subverted. He initially led Team X, a gang of anti-Amazon vigilanties, seeing them as monsters that might as well die. It isn't until he hears Mamoru's impassioned speech against the hunting of the Amazons and reuniting with Iyu that his mind and heart open up, leading him to the actions he takes by the end of the season.
- The Leader: Of Team X.
- The Load: In Rambling Roses, he couldn't help at all. But that's justified.
- Manly Tears: He sheds tears of his own when everyone is out to kill Chihiro, who wants nothing more than to be with Iyu.
- Misery Builds Character: All the suffering Nagase endures goes a long way to making him become a better person.
- The New Guy: He was recruited by Shido to join NPS in "Quo Vadis?".
- One Degree of Separation: He was the one that found Chihiro after he escaped, he's currently renting a bar from Makoto Shido and Iyu was also in his class last year.
- Pet the Dog: Drives Iyu around her old neighborhood in The Third Degree so she can reminisce without freaking anyone out since the people there think that she's dead. Though he tries to draft her into a new iteration of Team X for the purpose of seeking revenge against the Amazons, he had no ulterior motives apart from helping his old schoolmate out before that idea popped into his head. He then tries to protect her after she's overwhelmed by a trio of Amazons that were using a local petting zoo as their hideout even though he knows that he has little chance of survival in doing so.
- Upon reuniting with Chihiro and finding a photo of him and Iyu taken during their trip to the amusement park, he starts sympathizing with him and Iyu to the point where he stands against Kurosaki and 4C in the Finale. A post-credits scene shows that he had attached it to his wallet as a keepsake.
- Revenge: He wants to kill all the Amazons after Kenta is nearly killed by Takumi who had just turned Amazon, who in turn was put down by Makoto Shido.
- This seemingly fades as time passes, getting to the point where he actively shields Chihiro and Iyu from potential gunfire in the Finale, something pre-XING THE RUBICON Nagase would NOT have done.
- Token Evil Teammate: While evil is going too far, he is the only member of the revived NPS that has no sympathy towards Amazons.
- Took a Level in Kindness: While he isn't a Nice Guy by a long shot, the suffering Nagase endures makes him far less rude and smug. He even treats Chihiro cordially when they meet again.
- Shown even more in SCHOOLDAYS, he helps take Iyu to places from her past out of kindness, and even after he he tries to get her to join his revenge, when she's outnumbered by three Amazons he charges into battle solely to save her out of concern for her life which he would have never done for Chihiro at the beginning of the season.
- Happens again in Way To Nowhere, where his newfound sympathy for Chihiro allows him to stand between Iyu and Chihiro so that Chihiro can escape having to fight her.
- Culminates in the Finale, where Nagase is directly calling out Kurosaki and his crew for the same anger-fueled anti-Amazon mindset he'd displayed at the start of the season.
- True Companions: He cares a lot about Takumi and Kenta, saying the three of them have been together forever. The result of Takumi turning into an Amazon and then Kenta losing his leg makes his want to kill all Amazons in revenge.
Takumi Yamashita/Baboon Amazon
Portrayed by: Kairi Miura
- Caught on Tape: In charge of recording the team's encounters just to show proof that they're able to take them down.
- Zombie Infectee: Well Amazon Infectee. In the second episode, he transformed into an Amazon when its revealed that his part time job uses water that turns people into Amazons. He starts eating Kenta's leg before Makoto stepped in.
Portrayed by: Shohei Domoto
- An Arm and a Leg: According to Nagase, the Doctors were unable to save his leg after the now Amazon Takumi attacked him. And he dies in the hospital.
Portrayed by: Rena Takeda
- Action Girl: She joins 4C in season 2.
- All the Other Reindeer: She doesn't seem to have any friends at school.
- Alliterative Name: Mizuki Mizusawa.
- Big Sister Instinct: Mizuki really cares about Haruka; it gets to the point she wanted him to be free instead of being confined in his house.
- Break the Cutie: She witnessed an Amazon eat her taxi driver alive and saw her brother become Omega in front of her.
- Cain and Abel: What befell the relationship between her and Haruka.
- Faux Action Girl: We rarely see her pull the trigger in any given episode she shows up in, since she is usually shown aiming her guns. Episode 9 finally shows her actually use an anti-Amazon round.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In The Last Judgment, her refusal to kill Haruka due to their sibling bond resulted with 4C putting a bounty on her head.
- I Will Wait for You: The end of Last Judgement has her deciding to take care of the surviving Amazons from the Amazon farm while hoping that Haruka returns.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Her and Fukuda develop one in season 2 after she joins Team Kurosaki.
- Kill the Ones You Love: PERSONA NON GRATA makes clear that Mizuki isn't afraid of killing Haruka if she needs to.
- Self-subverted in the final episode. Haruka, without hesitation, allows Mizuki to kill him point-blank. She drops her hand and tells him to live.
- Morality Pet: Is this to Haruka. Even when she opposes him, Haruka will stop his attack on Iyu when she's present.
- Nice Girl: While she was reasonable freaked out when she saw Haruka transform in front of her, she never treated him any different. Part of her desire to fear that Haruka will hurt himself.
- Only Friend: Haruka is the only person she is close to, explaining why she's so desperate for him to come home.
- Riches to Rags: She reveals in PERSONA NON GRATA between the season 1 and season 2, Nozama Pharmacy was closed down and her mother even sold the house.
- Sole Survivor: She is the only survivor of Team Aoyama, who were trying to investigate the water contaminated by Lysogenic Amazon Cells during a raid. Which lead her to joining Kurosaki's team.
- Took a Level in Badass: She goes from a regular schoolgirl who is often a target by Amazons to a frontline soldier who can kill an Amazon.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: At the same time, as soon as Haruka intends to Mercy Kill Iyu, she steps in front of her. She declares she won't hesitate to pull the trigger on him. Five years must've been bad on her. This gets better after she goes back to her kinder self at the end of Season 2.
Nanaha Izumi/Jellyfish Amazon
Portrayed by: Ayu Higashi
- Animal Motif: Jellyfish. Jellyfishes are known to de-age themselves when they are put in danger. Nanaha was slaughtered by Chihiro before she was shredded by 4C, but she was able to return in one piece as the Jellyfish Amazon.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Izumi is generally colder to Jin but the series shows she truly does care about him.
- Big Damn Heroes: Practically in her job description.
- Combat Tentacles: Like Chihiro's true Amazon form, her Amazon form is based on a jellyfish, armed with has a large number of them that are razor sharp.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: After turning into an Amazon, she was shredded to death by 4C. We don't even see what it looks like, but her parts flew everywhere in pieces. Way to Nowhere reveals that she is revived in her Amazon form permanently.
- Dismantled MacGuffin: Her body parts still in Amazon form were discovered by Mamoru's group alongside Chihiro's dismantled Amazon Origin arm. Turns out the body parts are confirmed to have Chihiro's DNA, while Nanaha is not only in one piece but still alive, as the Jellyfish Amazon.
- Iconic Item: Her hippy shawl. Not only is Jin finding it in season 2 a plot point, but it's actually influenced the design of the Jellyfish Amazon.
- Invisible to Normals: Her Amazon form can only be seen by other Amazons. The only way to see her is through her shadows.
- Mama Bear: Downplayed. While she run from Jin to protect Chihiro, Jin states that she also wanted Jin to kill Chihiro if he ever lost control.
- Missing Mom: Chihiro's mother. Her disappearance suggests why Jin is Walking the Earth.
- Not Quite Dead: Under Wraps implied her death by showing her Amazon body exploded into pieces. Way to Nowhere reveals that she's still very much alive.
- Official Couple: With Jin.
- Parents as People: Apparently while she loves Chihiro and was even willing to run from Jin to protect him. She was willing to kill him if he became a danger to humanity.
- Suicide by Cop: Turns out the mural that Jin found wasn't about Chihiro but her. She even thanks Jin after he killed her.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She dies in between the time skip of season 1 and season 2 after she was slaughtered by Chihiro during his first transformation in his Amazon Origin form before her body was shredded into pieces by 4C. Way to Nowhere reveals that she is not the the same Nanaha from the previous season anymore after her resurrection as the Jellyfish Amazon before she was finally killed off by Jin.
- Supreme Chef: Jin's opinion of her cooking.
- Together in Death: The final shot of episode 2 and in Jin's opinion, she achieved this with Chihiro.
- Tsundere: She mixes both traits when it comes to Jin, but type A around anyone else.
Portrayed by: Tomohisa Yuge
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs for Haruka to not hurt him.
- Arc Villain: He is the main threat of a two-episode story arc in the first season.
- Blood Knight: According to him, he only feels alive when he is beating something to death.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Unlike the previous antagonists, he kills people simply because he wants to, and enjoys it.
- Dirty Coward: Is this at his core, begging for his life when in danger.
- Evil Laugh: Does this when beating Nozomi.
- Expy: Of Takeshi Asakura. Both are serial killers with a thrill for fighting and violence and a taste for pipes, but unlike his predecessor, Shitashimo is nothing more than a Dirty Coward.
- Mundanger: Shitashimo is the first human antagonist Haruka and the agents have to face.
- Fantastic Racism: Despises Mamoru for being an Amazon, calling him a monster.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not only is he the cruelest antagonist of the series behind Takaaki Tenjo, but his presence marks the first time Haruka decides to kill a human.
- Pipe Pain: His weapon of choice when not using his own fists.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Views his victims as being nothing more than objects for him to "exercise", laughing like a child playing with his toys when beating people to death.
- The Sociopath: Comes with being a Serial Killer.
- Sadist: Very much so, not only does he torture his victims, but he also forces them to watch.
- Serial Killer: He targets women and dumps their bodies in his junkyard.
- Would Hit a Girl: He savagely beats Nozomi with his bare hands in front of Mamoru.