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Heroine

    Yui Kusanagi 
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Voiced by: Saori Hayami (anime)

The heroine of Kamigami no Asobi. She is an ordinary high school girl and the daughter of a Shinto shrine priest. One day, she finds herself whisked away to a magical school when she comes in contact with a mysterious sword in the shrine's storeroom. Zeus, the headmaster, has placed Yui at the school with the purpose of teaching several troublesome gods about humanity and love, in order to repair the weakening bond between humans and gods. It's up to Yui to teach these gods the Power of Love.


  • Action Girl: Yui learned swordsmanship at a young age and has kept practicing it since then.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's the youngest of her family (having two older brothers) and of the main characters, what with gods being over thousands of years old.
  • The Chosen One: Yui was chosen by Zeus to teach the young Gods over humanity and love.
  • Dude Magnet: The gods all take a romantic interest in her.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Definite girly girl, but she's been practising iaido since childhood and is athletic as well.
  • The Heart: Yui teaches the gods' about love and friendship.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Yui is brought in to deliberately invoke this trope and she manages to save everyone and help them grow through being a Nice Plucky Girl.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She regularly practice swordplay, specifically Iaido.
  • Magnetic Hero: Obviously, since her duty is to lead the gods towards graduation, and for that she has to gain their trust.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name comes from the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (which is the name Yamato Takeru gave to the Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi), a legendary Japanese sword and one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan. Now, remember on how she was teleported to the realms of gods? By the mysterious sword, the Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi.
  • Nice Girl: Selfless and caring, she is able to bond with the other gods well.
  • Only Sane Woman: Given that most of her godly classmates have no idea how human society works, Yui is often the sole voice of reason.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: She lead an ordinary life before being chosen by Zeus; she was on her way to graduating high school and was unsure on what she wants to do with her life.
  • Plucky Girl: Tries to stay optimistic despite having to deal with wacky god shenanigans on a daily basis.
  • Power of Friendship: Along with love, Yui teaches the Gods about the importance and beauty of friendship.
  • Power of Love: Along with friendship, Yui teaches the Gods about the importance and beauty of love.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Yui has waist length hair. It's hard to tell though as she ties it into a low ponytail with a red ribbon, which gives the illusion of having shorter hair.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Yui could be considered one in the anime, as most of the main conflict was about Loki having to defeat his close friend Balder.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A in her school uniform.
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Greek Mythology

    Apollon Agana Belea 
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Voiced by: Miyu Irino

The cheerful and kind Greek God of the Sun. He's very enthusiastic about most activities and has a very optimistic view of the world, choosing to follow the rules of the Academy and doing his best to graduate with everyone. Being the Student Council President, he tries to get the less cooperative gods to participate in activities and learn more about human society. As in the myths, he is the son of Zeus, nephew of Hades and half-brother of Dionysus.


  • Adorkable: His speech quirk (repeating words) and his excitement over most simple things definitely qualify him for this.
  • Guilt Complex: In the anime Apollon blames himself for Cassandra's suicide, making him believe he didn't deserve to be truly happy The game follows a different path.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has bright gold hair and an easy-going, peppy personality.
  • Image Song: Hikari no Naka (Into the Light) and BUBBLE SHINE. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, he has a duet song in Infinite: Shinshi Doumei -who need you?- (Gentleman Alliance -who need you?-), sung by his and Hades's seiyū.
  • Light 'em Up: Comes with being the god of the sun.
  • Love Freak
  • Marked Change: Gets white Tron Lines when transformed.
  • Meaningful Name: Apollon is a less popular spelling of Apollo, and Agana Belea makes reference to the Greek god's bow and arrow.
  • My Greatest Failure: The anime-version of his relationship with Cassandra follows this trope.
  • The Nicknamer: Bal-Bal for Balder, Dee-Dee for Dionysus, Loki-Loki for Loki, yousei (fairy) for Yui...
  • The Power of the Sun: God of the sun.
  • Power Incontinence: Most prominent in both his route and Hades'.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When transformed, his hair goes past his hips.
  • Seers: Predictably enough, since he is the God of Oracles.
  • Stepford Smiler: Both in the anime and in the game, though the reasons vary between them. In the game he has come to realize that most people only cared about him for the help and gifts he could provide, making him set on being as useful as possible even if it brought him unhappiness for the lack of true affection in his life. Meanwhile, in the anime he cannot get over the guilt he feels after the suicide of his human lover Cassandra, who was Driven to Suicide by a vision of the future she had after he gifted her with prophetic sight.
  • Stripperiffic: He doesn't wear much when transformed, but that's a common among Greek gods.
  • Student Council President: Gets nominated by Yui so that he would have the authority needed to make the other gods listen to him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his deity form.

    Hades Aidoneus 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

The Greek God of The Underworld, he's Apollon and Dionysus' uncle and Zeus' older brother. Solitary and rather gloomy, he dislikes being approached and insists that misfortune is to befall on those who seek his companionship. However, he hides a much gentler side and good reasons to push everyone away.


  • Adorkable: His bad puns, bad luck, and love for strawberry daifuku tend to make him this during light episodes or events.
  • Born Unlucky: Getting the Underworld when casting lots with his brothers wasn't precisely good luck. It got worst, for the curse he carries makes sure to bring misfortune to him and to everyone around him in order to ensure his eternal unhappiness
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: In the game, during his love ending route he abandons the Academy and goes back to the Underworld, leaving Yui behind without even saying goodbye even though is obvious they are already very in love with each other. He decides this after sharing a particularly romantic moment with her, choosing to protect her from what he perceives (and knows) is a life of misfortune and unhappiness due to his cursed nature. She goes after him.
  • The Comically Serious: The most serious and gloomy of the gods tends to be dragged to the most ridiculous situations (thanks to his family and his bad luck)
  • Dark Is Not Evil: God of the Underworld, probably one of the nicest characters in the series.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Initially very cold and aloof, this all proves to be a constant attempt to keep other people away from him and thus, protect them from his curse. As he begins to grow closer to Yui and the other gods he starts to defrost showing his true self and allowing himself to enjoy the friends and human contact he's longed for so long. Sadly, his curse often strikes again to remind him of his cursed, painful reality.
  • Doom Magnet: He certainly thinks he's one. And he is right, courtesy of the grudge the dead have against him
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Subverted. While he is first shown to be rather hard to approach, he's portrayed sympathetically, is well liked by most of the other gods, and his nephews are very fond of him. Deconstructed in the sense that the souls of those who resent their deaths hold a grudge against him, simply because he rules over the Underworld they are trapped in.
  • Hates Being Touched: Tries to maintain a distance from other people so that his misfortune doesn't spread or affect them.
  • Image Song: Taenai Inori (Undying Prayer) and I MISS YOU. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, has a duet song in Infinite: Shinshi Doumei -who need you?- (Gentleman Alliance -who need you?-), sung by his and Apollon's seiyū.
  • Little Big Brother: He looks young enough to be Apollon's older brother and thus Zeus' son. Justified in that Zeus is shown to be able to change his appearance to look any age he wants.
  • Meaningful Name: Aidoneus is another, more formal name usually given to Hades in Greek Mythology.
  • Mismatched Eyes: In his deity form, his left eye is shown to have a black sclera of the Mark of the Supernatural variation. Turns out he also has mismatched eyes in his human form, but he's self-conscious about it, so he hides his left eye behind his bangs.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: A variation, in that while the trope is addressed by him constantly, no one in-game is freaked out by him. Quite the opposite, they tend to seek and enjoy his company a lot.
  • Older Than He Looks: He is Zeus' older brother. In the game, Apollon and Dionysus comment on his youthful looks, which apparently makes him self-conscious.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is always covered by his bangs in his human form. See Mismatched Eyes.
  • Pungeon Master: His sense of humor consists mostly of saying the most ridiculous puns while keeping his serious face.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In his deity form.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Projects a chilly, distant personality. Actually quite sweet once you get past that.
  • Sweet Tooth: Seems to love sweet things.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mochi and strawberries, making Strawberry Daifuku his weakness.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: The main plot of his Fate Routes involves his curse perceiving Hades' happiness and deciding to attach itself to Apollon in order to cause Hades suffering by proxy, possessing his beloved nephew.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

    Dionysus Thyrsos 
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Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

The Greek God of Wine and Fertility, he's Zeus' son, Hades' nephew and Apollon's half-brother. Laidback, flirty and cheerful, he is good-natured and likes to take things easy. He sees the Academy as a chore and considers assisting to classes a drag, but most of the time follows along anyway.


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Japanese Mythology

    Tsukito Totsuka 
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Voiced by: Yuuto Uemura

Tsukiyomi-no-Mikoto, the Japanese God of the Moon and Takeru's older brother. He is the exact opposite of his brother in terms of personality: calm, serious and incredibly hardworking. He takes great care to fulfill any task given to him and sees everything as a duty, very often neglecting his health, well being or other personal gratification in order to follow orders to the best.


  • Adorkable: Shows shades of this during lighthearted events both in the game and the anime, due to his lack of social skills and straightforwardness.
  • Alliterative Name: Like his brother, the letters of his first and last name begin with "T".
  • Aloof Big Brother: In contrast to his energetic little brother.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He shows his during one of Takeru's fate endings. His own route is based around the concept of family and learning how to develop this further.
  • Bookworm: On some routes, he's a member of the Literature club. On Takeru's he even writes a novel (or tries to).
  • The Comically Serious: Most of the humor involving him it's related to his serious disposition towards everything and his lack of social skills.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He slowly starts learning more about human emotions and bonds.
  • Familiar: He has a rabbit familiar called Usamaro, named by Takeru. It is also mentioned he has other unnamed rabbit familiars.
  • Friend to All Living Things: On a lesser extend than Balder, but a unicorn that refused to be pet even by him happily let Tsukito ride it during one event in the game.
  • Full-Name Basis: All the time.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He smiles at the despairing Takeru before his Heroic Sacrifice. For more information see the trope below.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Takeru's second fate ending, he sacrifices himself to distract the Yamata-no-Orochi and give Takeru a chance at victory to save the school and everyone else. He succeeds.
  • Image Song: Hitohira (Petals) and SIGN. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, he has a duet song in Infinite, Mangekyou -Do You Know?- (Kaleidoscope -Do You Know?-), sung by his and Takeru's seiyū.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He has no social skills and is very honest and blunt. This sometimes causes drama, even more so with his very emotional and sensitive younger brother.
  • The Klutz: In Takeru's route, he is noticeably clumsy in the kitchen.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsukito means "Moon Person." Totsuka comes from the Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, Susanoo's legendary sword.
  • Moon Rabbit: He is the Japanese god of the moon and his familiar, Usamaro, is a rabbit. Also, the long white locks of hair he gets in his deity form are meant to invoke the image of rabbit ears.
  • No Social Skills: Painfully unaware of everything social, due to his constant solitude and emphasis on his duties as the god of the moon.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: One of his fate endings has him acting very hyperactive and loud in order to prove himself a better brother to Takeru and Akira. They are promptly frightened.
  • Serious Business: Everything, whether it be studying or learning to become a couple with Yui, is serious business to Tsukito.
  • Shipper on Deck: While not a shipper in the traditional sense, during Takeru's route he perceives his interactions with Yui as romantic even before either of them did, and continues to consider them the perfect couple to base his novel after. In one of Takeru's love endings, he's, indirectly, the one that pushes the pair to confess their feelings by implying that he cannot finish his novel without the couple getting together.
  • Sleepy Head: He tends to stay awake the whole night to gaze up at the moon, and as such during the day sometimes he falls asleep at random times.
  • The Spock: His approach is always the logical one, no matter the circumstance.
  • The Stoic: Not very emotive.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Keeps them even in his human form.
  • When He Smiles: It's less prominent in the anime except in episode 6, but it's an important point in his game route.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has lavender hair.

    Takeru Totsuka 
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Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Susanoo-no-Mikoto, the Japanese God of the Sea and Storms, and Tsukito's younger brother. Hot-headed and temperamental, Takeru eschews the company of the other gods and Yui and is not shy about his dislike towards the Academy and whoever locked them there. He's a skilled swordsman and very protective of his brother.


  • Alliterative Name: Like his brother, the letters of his first and last name begin with "T".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He worships his big brother Tsukito because he was the only one who stood by his side when everyone else turned their backs on him. See My Greatest Failure.
  • Big Brother Worship: He idolizes his big brother Tsukito and has the same kind of attitude towards Hades.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He's weak to cute animals and things, as shown by his fondness to Usamaro, Anubis' dog and Anubis' doll as well.
  • Declaration of Protection: He promises to protect Yui from any harm not only because she is a woman, but also because she's merely a human. Being a guy that admires strength and security, it's a major part of his relationship with her. His image song Chikai is even based on this.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Came across as a Jerkass at first both in his game route and in the anime. But turns out he just has a...
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates mushrooms.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's not hard to make him angry; most of his route involves him learning how to control his emotions.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly, he is good at poetry, stemming from the mythological fact that Susanoo is said to be the first being to create poetry.
  • Hot-Blooded: About anything that interests him.
  • Image Song: Chikai (Oath) and You're The One. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, he has a duet song in Infinite, Mangekyou -Do You Know?- (Kaleidoscope -Do You Know?-), sung by his and Takeru's seiyū.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes across as rude at the start of his route, but it's far from the truth. He just has some temper and trust issues, and very soon he turns out to be one of the sweetest guys in the game if you manage to gain his trust.
  • Meaningful Name: The root of his name, “Take”, is based Susanoo's full name, Takehaya-Susanoo-no-Mikoto. Like Tsukito, Totsuka comes from the from the Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, Susanoo's legendary sword.
  • My Greatest Failure: Though roughly the same, his backstory has notable differences on both media. In the game he accidentally killed a goddess while trying to save her from an unknown danger, presumed to be a falling accident like the one he saved Yui from. The other gods refused to listen to his explanations and turned their backs on him, considering him a murderer and an outcast. In the anime, however he was never guilty of the death of said goddess, for she died when she fell off a cliff. Takeru tried to save her but couldn't. The other gods never believed this and accused him of killing her in a fit of anger. He never let go of this incident and it shaped his entire view of the world and his outcast tendencies.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls Yui 'weed'.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has a tendency of getting up in Yui's face.
  • Shonen Hair: The most notable one among the main cast.
  • Skunk Stripe: In his deity form, his hair gains three white streaks.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: As manly and physically oriented as he is, he loves seashells and it's said to cry easily. Also, he has very childlike aspects that are highlighted on Hades' and Tsukito's routes, and on Anubis' route he shows his weakness to puppies and cute things in general.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Whenever he feels close to someone, as part of his Character Development.
  • Tsundere: Type A with everyone except Tsukito, Hades, and Yui post-development.
  • Undying Loyalty: He finds it very hard to open up and trust people, but once he does he is loyal until the end.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his deity form.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark bluish-green hair.

    Akira Totsuka 
Voiced by: Yuya Uchida
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Amaterasu, the Japanese God of the Sun, and Tsukito and Takeru's older brother.


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Norse Mythology

    Balder Hringhorni 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

The gentle but clumsy Norse God of Light. Like Apollon, Balder is one of the more enthusiastic gods, motivated to enjoy learning more about human culture. He quickly takes an interest in Yui and quickly becomes jealous of the other gods.


    Loki Laevatein 
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Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Norse God of Fire. Wild and energetic, he is a born prankster who always has a trick or two at hand. Dislikes following rules and being told what to do, refusing to participate in the Academy until his interest is caught. He's a childhood friend of Balder and Thor, and values his friendship with them very deeply.


    Thor Megingjard 
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Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama

The Norse God of Thunder. Stoic and silent, he is a man of few words. Childhood friend of both Loki and Balder, he does his best to look after both of them and make sure they stay out of trouble, specially Loki.


Egyptian Mythology

    Anubis Ma'at 
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Voiced by: Yuki Kaji

The Egyptian God of the Dead. Shy and quiet, he is the mysterious ninth student of the Academy that no one else seems to know about. His extreme shyness and fear of strangers make him avoid classes at all costs, preferring to spend his time outdoors, playing with animals, or inside the library keeping Thoth company. He sometimes has a rather wild behaviour reminiscent of a puppy, and speaks in a language that none other but Thoth can understand.


  • Bare Your Midriff: His top exposes his midriff and his limiter, in the shape of a pearl navel piercing.
  • Image Song: Tip Tap. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, he has a duet song in Infinite, Voices -Himitsu no Ai Kotoba- (Voices -Secret Words of Love-), sung by his and Thoth's seiyū.
  • Keet: Considering how shy he is it's only evident when around Thoth or Yui in the game.
  • Little Bit Beastly: In his deity form.
  • Meaningful Name: Ma'at is the ancient Egyptian concept of truth.
  • Not Good with People: Mostly the first yype, however it's not that he doesn't understand humans, he is actively scared of them. Due to his job as the judge of human souls, he has seen awful things about human nature, prompting him to seek companionship of animals and other creatures. It doesn't help that he has animal traits, as well.
  • Shrinking Violet: Painfully shy around strangers and anything that isn't animals. and humans in general.
  • Speaking Simlish: Speaks in an odd language that only Thoth and Yui in his route can comprehend.
  • Stripperiffic: His school uniform consists of a blazer on top of a tight, midriff-baring shirt.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: When transformed. See a theme here?

    Thoth Caduceus 
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Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

The Egyptian God of Knowledge, Wisdom and Creation. Stern, arrogant and proud, he was chosen by Zeus as the Academy's head teacher, being responsible for the education of Yui and the gods involved. His wisdom and knowledge are absolutely certain, however, he often provides little to no help to Yui whenever she needs advice.


  • Apathetic Teacher: It's blatantly obvious he'd rather be doing anything else instead of teaching, and is always taking advantage of any random excuse that pops up to dismiss the class.
  • Big Eater: Buys all of the zenzai (adzuki-bean soup) from the Japanese booth at the Christmas festival. He proceeds to eat all of it and plans to return for more.
  • Bookworm: Obviously. He can read at an astounding speed, too.
  • Cleavage Window: His shirt is unbuttoned, exposing his chest.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • High-Class Glass
  • Hot Librarian
  • Image Song: Judgement. Like the other characters who appeared in first game, he has a duet song in Infinite, Voices -Himitsu no Ai Kotoba- (Voices -Secret Words of Love-), sung by his and Anubis' seiyū.
  • Meaningful Name: Caduceus is taken from the symbol of Thoth's staff. Interestingly, it is also associated with the greek god Hermes, where Thoth and Hermes were thought to be the same person by the Egyptians and Greeks.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His route is easily the most fanservice-oriented one, at least at first.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has a tendency of invading Yui's personal space whenever he's annoyed at her.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In his deity form.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even if he's an Apathetic Teacher most of the time and it's quick to insult most of his students, he is the first to act when things go bad.
  • Stern Teacher: He doesn't take any crap from his students and tends to get angry when they misbehave.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Naturally in the game, if you decide to go through his route.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Corn, to the point that it's almost all he eats.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his diety form.
  • Wall Pin of Love: Does this constantly to Yui, though not always out of a romantic interest.

Other Characters

    Zeus Keraunos 
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Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (as an adult), Daisuke Sakaguchi (in his child form)

The ruler of Mt. Olympus and the Greek God of the Sky and Thunder. Younger brother of Hades and father of Apollon and Dionysus, he is the headmaster of the school Yui finds herself teleported to. His plan is to trap the gods and Yui at the school until they form bonds that help the chosen gods avoid terrible fates they are destined to fulfil. If the container that represents said bonds isn't completely filled within a year, then Zeus will trap the inhabitants at the school forever.


  • Dysfunctional Family: Doesn't get along at all with Hades, and Apollon is very cold towards him. He doesn't show affection towards any of them, either. One of Apollon's endings has him rebuilding his relationship with his son, and one of Hades' endings has him admitting he loves both his son and his brother, fixing his stranded relationship with Hades.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His belief in this is what caused him to create the school and summon Yui to interact with the gods.
  • Meaningful Name: Keraunos is the name of his lightning bolt weapon.
  • Pet the Dog: His aloof, distant and intimidating aura breaks down when he shows genuine distress at the plights of his family, even begging at Hades' to help his son and keep him out of trouble in one route. He also shows distress at Hades' wish to remain in the Underworld forever, saying that he will always be his older brother and that he cares about his well-being too.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zigzagged. His intentions are shown to be honest as he really wishes to help the gods, but his pride sometimes proves to be troublesome and even an obstacle to the heroine, plus his abuse of power can get tiresome. Ultimately, though, he is a good guy.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Hades' outright dislike towards his younger brother is very explicit during his route and it's obvious they cant't stand each other.

    Melissa 
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Click here to see his human form 
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki

A doll created by Zeus to look after Yui while at the school. He lives in a dollhouse in Yui's dorm room.


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