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The support cast is comprised of Tenbi Academy's student councilnote  and the faculty.

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    In General 
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: They're all high-level ability users, ranging from B to S-rank, and three of their members each possesses one of the 8 Original Maken.
  • Amazon Brigade: The student council is all-female, consisting of the top students and Maken users at the Academynote .
  • God Was My Copilot: While Himegami has aided them on occasion, she isn't part of the student council. Nor were they aware of her divinity, until after the events on Okino Islandnote  revealed she's the biological daughter of Yamato no Orochi and Oousu no Mikoto, the first prince of the Yamato Court. Making her both royalty and a demigoddess and, as such, is one of the most powerful characters in the series overall.
  • You Are in Command Now: They've been left in charge of protecting the school by the faculty, who were the founding members of the original Maken-ki.

    Furan Takaki
Voiced by: Chiharu Kitaoka (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

A third-year student and the Academy's student council president, which also makes her the head of their security division by proxy. She's known for her strict no-nonsense attitude and is a stickler for enforcing proper discipline at the school. Because her position is administrative, it's rare to see her participate in battle. Therefore, she often delegates responsibility to Haruko. Nonetheless, she's one of their highest ranked ability users and possesses Habaya: another of the original 8 Maken. It's also one of the only two that were originally owned by Himegami's mother, Yatsuno.

  • The Archer: Only seen when she unseals her Maken, which takes the form of an enchanted bow.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Lampshaded by Takaki, herself, when she finally unseals Habaya near the end of chapter 48:
    Takaki: (with Habaya) "I am Tenbi Academy's Student Council President... Takaki Furan! It is not my duty "to be protected by others". My duty is to protect the students of Tenbi Academy!"
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: As Takaki begins to explain her strategy against the Shishigami, Sui warns her of Jigoku's ability to detect sound across great distancess. Even if they wrote it down, he'd still be able to discern it based on the sound of their penstrokes. Takaki uses it to their advantage by using her right hand to write a fake mission brief, while simultaneously using her left index finger to relay her real strategy in midair. Gen follows suit, leaving Takeru utterly amazed by Takaki's intellect and the fact that she's also ambidextrous.
  • Big Good: By default, since Minori and the rest of the faculty have left the affairs of the school to the student council. Making it Takaki's responsibility to enforce discipline at Tenbi and protect its students from outside forces, such as Kamigari.
  • Butt-Monkey: With emphasis on her butt (see the Goofy Print Underwear entry).
  • Did They or Didn't They?: In episode 13, Takaki implied Haruko had sex with her in her sleep. Further implicated by the accompanying flashback and Haruko's reaction to others learning about her sleepingwalking habit. Though it was never confirmed whether or not they did.
  • Does Not Like Men: Justified, as chapter 48 revealed she was traumatized after she would've been raped by Ouken, which left her androphobic. She became a lesbian as a result.
  • Everyone Can See It: Takaki's concern for Yuuka was eveident to Himegami, Uruchi, and the others throughout chapter 81. Each of them assured her that Yuuka would be fine and would return to them. They were right.
  • First Kiss: By accident, between her and Azuki (noted in her example section).
  • First-Name Basis: She and Yuuka refer to each other by their given names, with the addition of honorifics (i.e. "Yuuka-san").
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Takaki secretly wears animal print panties. At least, it would be a secret if Yuuka didn't keep flipping up her skirt, to show everyone what she's wearing underneath.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: The manga provides subtle and not-so-subtle hints that she and Yuuka may be more than friends:
    • In chapter 28, they arrived together for the group's vacation to Okino Island, as if they were a couple.
    • During the flashback in chapter 48, Yuuka referred to Takaki by her first name and said she was her "special person".
    • The preface page of chapter 45 shows them engaged in foreplay, while spooning together in lingerie. The page caption says the scene has nothing to do with the story, but chapter 57 opens with a scene just like it. In which, Yuuka heals Takaki by touching her between her legs. Takaki is shown blushing, while arching her back and biting down on her finger.
    • Yuuka is occasionally seen blushing when addressing Takaki directly, with hearts added to her speech bubbles.
    • In the final chapter, Takeru says Takaki graduated from Tenbi and now attends a special school for ability users, with the intent of returning as a teacher. Guess who went with her?
  • Lady of War: When forced to fight, she'll let down her hair and remove her glasses before calmly drawing Habaya - an enchanted bow which fires light arrows.
  • Lesbian: The manga established her fear of men early on. Still, you'd have never known she was into other girls because of it, had it not been for Otohime outing her.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Done near the end of chapter 48, when she removes her glasses and undoes her braid just before unsealing her Maken.
  • Light 'em Up: Habaya fires arrows of light that will relentlessly pursue the target, so long as they've touched any of the crystals created by the bow. However, it cannot be used continuously, due to the vast amount of Element it requires.
  • Lovely Angels: With Yuuka, who's said to be her partner.
  • Meganekko: It's readily apparent by her ruby-rimmed specs that she's the no-nonsense, intellectual type. And as an honors student on top of being the student council president, she expects the others to perform up to standards.
  • "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: Inverted in episode 13. While the other girls were shyly mortified by Haruko molesting them in her sleep, as was Haruko once she realized what she'd done, Takaki was content to lay back and enjoy it.
  • Not So Above It All: So long as it's away from the school, that is. Like the time she got plastered along with everyone else at the beach party, in the first OVA episode.
  • Rape as Backstory: Zigzagged. In chapter 48, Otohime reveals Takaki's fear of men stems from when she had been scouted by Kamigari for her talents. But when she refused to join them, Ouken [thought she was too prideful and intended to punish her by taking her as one of his mistresses. Yuuka saved Takaki by taking her place.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Kimi convinced Takaki to cosplay for her at the previous Manga Con, which she reluctantly went along with, until a male attendee got too close for comfort. He tried to take photos under her skirt, causing her to stomp on him, due to her phobia. Even though Aki and the others were able to calm her down, she's refused to ever attend the convention again.
  • Student Council President: As noted in her character summation.
  • Supporting Leader: As part of the supporting cast, she doesn't get as much screentime, or action, as the others. Justified since her position at the school and her role in the story doesn't allow for it.
  • Tears of Joy: In a rare emotional display, she openly sheds tears of happiness upon Yuuka's safe return in chapter 81.
  • Tranquil Fury: Seen only when she's forced to unseal her Maken.

    Yuuka Amado
Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

A third year student, like Takaki, and her close personal friend. Yuuka also serves as a member of the security division, where she keeps tabs on their budget, and with incidents requiring their attention around the school. In short, she's the head of Intel, a task befitting her skills as a ninja. But when she isn't busy, she spends her time pushing Takaki's buttons, which only she can get away with.

  • Ambiguously Gay: There's been subtle indications that she may have feelings for Furan (assuming they're not already involved), such as when she agreed with Uruchi, in chapter 37, while the girls were discussing the kinds of guys they like:
    Uruchi: (while drunk) "I think real love isn't restricted to just having relationships with MEN!!"
    Yuuka: (also drunk) "Yep! I feel the same way!"
  • Badass in Distress: She gets captured by Otohime, at the end of chapter 69. She was expecting Tenbi to try to find her new lair and set a trap in advance.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Would you believe that ditzy girl who smiles all the time is a ninja and possesses one of the original 8 Maken? Because she does, and it has one of the most broken abilities in the series.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Delivered during her fight commentary of the pool battle in episode 9:
    Yuuka: (over the mic) "Ms. Aki just took out some random guy. But he's not a main character, so who cares?"
  • Death Is Cheap: Makaru is one of the original 8 Maken and allows its user to call a soul back from the Underworld. It can also heal injuries, allowing the user's mind and body to replenish as needed. Seen when she uses it to bring Himegami back to life.
  • Declaration of Protection: Seen during the flashback in chapter 48, when Yuuka trades places with Takaki.
    Yuuka: (soothingly) "Don't worry... it's okay. I'm protecting you because you're my important person, Furan."
  • Dominatrix: It seems to be part of her ninja training, since her older sister, Tomika, is one too.
    • Near the end of episode 2 (season 2), Azuki defeats the thief who'd stolen Haruko's Maken and her memories. Yuuka shows up at that point and tells Azuki she'll take it from there. The camera pans up her body to show she's in a leather outfit, armed with a whip. Followed by a montage sequence of Yuuka punishing the thief, making her moan in ecstasy and beg for more.
    • She wears the same outfit during the second stage of Uruchi's "special training" (episode 6, season 2). Yuuka puts her through different bondage devices, until Uruchi has her first orgasm.
  • Easy Come, Easy Go: Sums up her reaction in chapter 112 when Makaru abandons her and chooses Inaho as its new owner. Yuuka is only mildly surprised, but she understands why it happened and gracefully accepts it.
  • Eyes Always Shut: It's habit for her, along with her perpetual smile and steepling her fingers, which creates the impression that she's always planning mischief. Among the few times she'll open them is either during dire situations, or when she's alone with Furan.
  • Finger-Tenting: Almost always, as previously noted.
  • First-Name Basis: She and Takaki refer to each other by their given names, albeit with the addition of honorifics. Yuuka reserves it for whenever they're alone. Around the others, she addresses her as either "President", or "Takaki-san".
  • The Gadfly: She's made a hobby of trolling her friends, which Akaya and Takaki both noted during the pool hockey incident.
    • Minori arranged for Maken-ki's trip to the island by using their club's expense. Except Yuuka turned the tables on her by revealing she'd had the funds withdrawn from Minori's account.
    • And she let Takeru pour his heart out over Himegami's sacrifice... even though she already used Makaru to bring her back to life. When he asks why she didn't tell him, she said she just wanted to see how he'd react.
    Takeru: (with waterfall tears) "A sadist... this person is A SADIST..."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Guess who set all the anti-pervert traps around the dorm Takeru and the girls are sharing? And in chapter 33, she does it again by foiling Takeru and Usui's attempts to peek on the girls, while they were bathing outdoors.
  • Hair Antennae: She has two strands of hair the curve forward near the front of her head.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Otohime lies, to make it sound as if Yuuka had abandoned Takakinote  in order to save herself, it's shown that Yuuka saved Takaki, by taking her place as Ouken's mistress.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Between her and Takaki.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Said with hearts while defending Takaki from Takeru Yamato, during chapter 83:
    Yuuka: (smiling) Aww... the only one allowed to bully the President, is ME ♥!
  • Idiot Ball: She's usually one of the shrewdest characters in the series and, in chapter 79, she even manages to swipe a security card without her captors being aware of it. But instead of using it to escape, she follows Tesshin straight to where Takeru Yamato is and nearly gets herself killed. Her only savings grace is he agreed to spare her on the condition that Tesshin reaffirm his fealty to him.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Her mental conditioning as a ninja enables her to instantly detach herself from her mind and body. She stunned Miyabi by being able to resist repeat attempts to enslave her, via Otohime's new mind control method. A feat which even the Four Pillars couldn't do.
  • Intimate Healing: At the start of chapter 57, there's a brief flashback of her using Makaru to heal Takaki, with Yuuka's hand between her legs. Takaki's back is arched, while blushing and biting down on her finger, as light radiates from where Yuuka is touching her.
  • Lovely Angels: With Takaki, who's said to be her partner.
  • Ninja: During chapter 33, Haruko explains that the women of the Amado Family have served the Rikojous for generations, as their private oniwaban. Yuuka is good quieting meetings with a few well aimed kunai, and she's capable as an advanced scout.
  • Oh, Crap!: Seen during chapter 80, when Takeru Yamato reminds her that he knows her face, and just how easily he can kill her.
  • Perpetual Smiler: You can literally count the times that she isn't smiling on one hand.
  • Rape as Backstory: Played straight, when she took Tataki's place as Ouken's mistress, in order to save her. It's a wonder how she recovered from it and remains smiling afterward.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Seen during the OVA, when Haruko unintentionally shoves Takeru onto Takaki, causing him to accidentally kiss her cheek. The upper half of Yuuka's face becomes cast in shadow so only a single glowing red eye can be seen, along with her smile, as she and Takaki synchronize and deck him together. Making it the only time she's ever become angry, possibly as a sign of jealousy.
  • Say It with Hearts: Seen when Takaki briefly overcame her phobia to defend her classmates. Yuuka smiles and blushes:
    Yuuka: (at Takaki) "President... you're so cool! ♥"
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Seen only when she's in ninja garb.
  • Super Speed: As a ninja and an advanced scout, it's to be expected. In chapter 54, her speed was great enough that she was able to catch up to Takaki, Azuki, and Inaho in seconds, despite their group having a significant headstart by minutes. And in chapter 69, she demonstrated her speed again while shadowing Otohime's group.
  • Troll: Noted in the Gadfly entry.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is indigo.

    Kengo Usui
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (Japanese), Scott Freeman in season 1, Anthony Bowling in season 2 (English)

Another first-year student, who enrolled at Tenbi for the same reason as Takeru: the girls. Because they're like-minded, they hit it off as friends almost immediately, with Usui often acting as "the brain" in their schemes to see the girls naked. In the manga, he develops a crush on Himegami shortly after meeting her. Whereas in the anime, he isn't partial to anyone in particular. For him, any girl will do.

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: If there were any doubts about how badly he wants Himegami, the end of the 61.5 and especially the 66.5 omake chapter, put 'em to rest.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Since he doesn't play much of a role in the main manga series, the omake chapters are mainly about him having erotic dreams about the girls he'd like to bang.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Usui's every waking thought is about how to ogle the girls at Tenbi, or take pictures of them for his private stash. He was even the one to push for Co-Ed swimming classes and drew up the proposal, just so he could see them in their swimsuits.
  • Badass Bystander: Usui's sensible enough to know when he's outmatched and knows that his Maken's usage is situational at best. So he leaves the fighting to his friends, but it doesn't stop him from pulling a couple of last minute saves.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Same as Takeru, but to a much lesser extent.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Takeru (see Those Two Guys and What the Hell, Hero?).
  • Butt-Monkey: Between his inability to get with any of the girls, to repeatedly being punt-kicked or blasted through windows. In one episode during season 2, he and Takeru parody Team Rocket's Catchphrase!
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Each of his dreams ends the same: with his dream 'self' being punished by Himegami, for his perversion.
  • Cool Loser: There's really nothing wrong with him, minus the fact he's a pervert with a one-track mind. Otherwise, Usui's reasonably good-looking, fairly intelligent, and not that bad a guy. So he can't help wondering how Takeru always lucks out with the girls, when he's nearly the exact oppositenote .
  • Did Not Get the Girl: The manga concludes with Usui and Himegami still being Just Friends, but he's shown to be content since she's chosen to remain on the student council at Tenbi.
  • Erotic Dream: Used as a Running Gag in the omake chapters, each one involving Himegami:
    • In the 61.5 omake chapter, he dreams of being principal at Tenbi and the changes he'd make to fulfil his sexual fantasies. It ends with him being punished by Himegami, who turns out to be the real principal. She's shown seated on his back, while dressed in fetish garb.
    • The one he has in 66.5 has him being the director of a hospital with Himegami as his secretary. While Aki and Love Espada are also featured, the chapter mainly focuses on his lust for Himegami and ends with him masturbating again.
    • In 84.5, he dreams of being a casting director with Haruko and Love Espada as his actresses. Both are made to wear thonged sling bikinis and perform fanservice by skipping rope and butt battling each other. It ends with Himegami relieving him as project director and punishing him again for his perversion.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Anytime he comes up with a plan, expect it to fail. The closest he comes to succeeding was when the boys won the pool battle in chapter 10note , except the girls asked Usuya to use his invisibility Maken to deny them their spoils.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's hard to blame him, since Takeru gets all the girls. Usui's only solace is knowing Himegami isn't one of them.
  • His Heart Will Go On: Played with. In the main series, his heart is set on Himegami which is also shown in the first three omake chapters. But from 89.5 onwards, his dreams feature Ms. Aki and Love Espada instead. Two of the latter ones also include Takaki Furan, despite the fact that she's a lesbian.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Ironically, despite his fixation with large breasts, the one he falls for ends up being Himegami. But her attitude towards him ranges from indifference, to sociable at best. Finally subverted near the end of chapter 65 (see the Ship Tease entry).
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Played for Laughs and lampshaded in chapter 56, where he happily takes a punch from Takeru Yamato for the sake of covering Himegami with his shirt!
    Usui: (not caring that he's about to be hit) "I have no regrets. It's for the sake of you being nude underneath my shirt."
  • Memetic Molester: The omake chapters portray Usui as more of a lecher than he normally is. His dreams progressively shift from having him merely perving on the girls, to resorting to actually taking advantage of them. The 89.5 omake being the most notable instance, which ends with the implication that he might have actually molested Ms. Aki.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Usui is left devastated when Takeru Yamato reveals he's been able to see and hear everything Usui has. Which is how he finally learned how to break the Ama no Iwato seal: because Himegami told him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Aside from one or two scenes, he doesn't get to do much.
  • Nosebleed: It happens almost every time he's perving on any of the girls. That includes the omake chapters, where something will usually cause him to get an explosive nosebleed right before he wakes up.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: In the 89.5 omake, he dreams of getting Ms. Aki drunk enough to play Twister with Love Espada. Then takes advantage of her by having them strip naked, though he covers Aki's nipples and nether region with heart shaped pasties. It lasts long enough for him feel both of them upnote , until he finally passes out from his nosebleed. When he awakes in the school infirmary to find Aki fully clothed, he's disappointed that he'd only dreamt it. But after he leaves, one the pasties is seen in the trashbin and Aki is visibly disturbed, which suggests the event might have actually happened.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Kengo gets the least amount of screentime among the main cast, with most of it being spent contrasting Takeru's endless good fortune, with Kengo's lack thereof.
  • Ship Tease: After more than 60 chapters, Himegami finally provides Usui with a faint glimmer of hope that he just might have a chance with her after all.
    Usui: (groaning) "Uuun... So it's no good to take it to the romantic level. But, I'm glad."
    Himegami: "Well, I am thankful of you having helped me. The possibility might not be zero."
    Himegami: (smiles warmly) "Build your character as a man, Kengo."
  • Those Two Guys: With Takeru, as noted in his example section.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • Himegami is mostly indifferent toward Usui's attempts to woo her, until chapter 65 when she finally tells him it may be as hopeless as it seems. But she still avoids him when he tries to hug her.
    • Each of his dreams usually end with him waking up before he gets a chance to do anything, other than get in a few gropes. His luck finally changes in the 113.5 omake chapter, in which he finally gets to makeout with Ms. Aki and Love Espada at the same time. Followed by suckling Haruko's breasts 'til she goes weak-kneed, then he perfoms oral sex on Espada. Though the final page reveals that it's actually Inaho's cat, Monji, asleep on Usui's face.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: In a surprise twist, Hai tells Usui that he's also a Takeru Yamato clone. Whether there's any truth to it remains to be seen, but he at least tells Himegami about it, because of his feelings for her.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Takeru Yamato. It never occurred to Usui that being another of his clones meant, he'd be able to see and hear everything Usui did... until he told him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He gives Takeru an earful and a knuckle sandwich to go with it, when he thought Takeru was responsible for making Inaho cry. The manga version is justified, due to Takeru treating Inaho callously after finding out she knew his father. Kengo sets him straight.
    Usui: I might be a helpless guy who loves chasing skirts... but YOU made an innocent girl CRY! What happened to all that talk about you protecting women?!
  • Will They or Won't They?: Usui spends much of the manga trying to woo Himegami, who's a Grade A Tsundere and a Defrosting Ice Queen in addition to being royalty. So does he succeed? No, but he's still happy since she's chosen to remain at Tenbi.

    Azuki Shinatsu
Voiced by: Misuzu Togashi (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)

As a second year student and the academy's combat specialist, she has immense physical strength and excels at martial arts. She's also classified as an A rank ability user, making her one of their top students. Unbeknownst to her friends, she has a secret obsession with stuffed animals and works at the Macaroon maid cafe, after school hours.

  • Academic Athlete: At first, you might assume she's just a jock, but she's an honors student.
  • Action Girl: She's the Academy's combat specialist because she excels at hand-to-hand, though she heavily favors the use of kicks. As such, she sees the most action among the support cast.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: In the chapter 37 bonus story, Kimi asks the girls what kind of guys they like. Azuki and Chacha both say they prefer strong ones. Except compared to the two of them, most guys would be considered "weak". Meaning, the guys at Tenbi are shit out of luck as far as getting with either of them.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's one of the tallest, girls at the academy, with her toned physique displaying her athleticism. It's half the reason Kai Kuragasa has the hots for her.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: While it's one of the general rules at Tenbi, in regard to dating its female students, Azuki is the only one anyone's ever tried it with. And after Kai's loss, no one's tried it again.
  • Big Breasts, Big Deal: She's not overly concerned with her bust size and has said she finds it troublesome, since they hinder her ability to fight (chapter 4). It also makes it hard to find cute bras in her size.
  • The Big Guy: Due to her natural athleticism, she's physically the strongest among the main cast. She was able to hold her own against Kai, without her Maken, despite his massive size advantage being augmented by his Maken. In terms of raw power and physical strength, Azuki is only surpassed by the likes of Hoshii and Minori — who dropped Kai in a single blow.
  • Blow You Away: Hawk is wind based. Thereby greatly enhancing Azuki's speed and attack power. It evolves in chapter 79, allowing her to fire powerful bursts of air pressure from her heels.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's an F-Cup. As for the power, see the Big Guy entry.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Hers is cut short in a slightly mussed hairdo.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: See the Girls Love Stuffed Animals entry.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Azuki is physically strong enough to take on most opponents without her Maken, can punch with enough force to cause craters on impact, and is just as resilient. The girl is a powerhouse.
  • Close-Range Combatant: She's the academy's unarmed combat specialist and one of the few martial artists in the series, which made her a natural fit for her Maken, "Hawk" (see the Lightning Bruiser entry).
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her proficiency at martial arts and Element usage exceeds her Maken's ability, so she isn't as dependent on her Maken as most others are. If need be, she can ditch either of her boots and continue to fight barefoot, as she did against Sorano.
  • Cute Bruiser: Azuki is considered to be one of the hottest girls at the school. The only reason she doesn't have any takers (except Kai), is because they'd have to be able to defeat her first, and they know there's virtually no chance of it happening.
  • Defeat Means Respect: Despite winning her match with Yan-Min, Azuki admitted it was only because Yan-Min had held back. So Azuki demanded that she revisit Tenbi so they could have a proper rematch.
  • The Determinator: The events on Okino Island made her realize Takeru had begun to surpass her, since she hadn't been strong enough to help him fight Takeru Yamato. Made worse, when she had to be saved by Kai during the pole toppling contest. Azuki began to feel useless because they're both her junior-classmen, making it her responsibility to protect them. Which spurred her to ask for Aoshii's help to become stronger and agreed to do whatever it took.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Lampshaded between chapters 26 and 27 when Takeru and the other Maken-ki members try to raise money so Azuki can come with them on their summer training trip. Himegami tries to tell them that Azuki wouldn't want the money, if she thought they were doing it out of pity. So they convince her to take it by making it a loan.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: The series makes a minor gag of Takeru and the others giving her flack for being a tomboy, on the few occasions they see her acting feminine. So did Yan-Min, who quipped that Celia was more woman than Azuki could ever hope to be. To which, Azuki reluctantly agreed was probably true.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She always wears a pair of fight gloves with her school uniform.
  • First Kiss: By accident (episode 9, season 2), when she slipped on the hem of Takaki's wedding dress. She grabbed onto Takaki's shoulders to regain her balance, and wound up planting one on her, on the lips; causing Takaki to swoon and pass out.
  • Flash Step: Azuki's speed was exceptional to begin with, but she's improved by a considerable margin now that she's gained Dual Hawk. During her fight with Sorano, the latter couldn't keep track of her movement, prompting her to exclaim that Azuki was now faster than Love Espada!
  • Full-Contact Magic: Her Maken's wind based powers enhance her natural speed and fighting ability.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: So much, that her introductory scene had her duelling against Kinua over a teddy bear! Kinua loses, so she spites Azuki by casually letting it slip that Azuki cuddles in bed with it.
  • Hurricane Kick: She used the standard version during her fight with Yan-Min (chapter 16) and later performed her own rendition of Chun-Li's "Spinning Bird Kick" against one of Otohime's mindcontrolled slaves (chapter 48).
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: In episode 9 (season 2) she ends up running into Takaki, after a fight with a bunch of thugs. Then panics when she sees who she knocked over. So she pulls her capnote  down over her eyes so Takaki wouldn't recognize her, and apologizes. Except it worked too well, causing Takaki to think Azuki was a guy and fall in love with her!
  • I'll Kill You!: Takeru was already on thin ice for having interfered in her match with Kai. So catching her working at the Macaroon only made it worse. Azuki told him that if he breathed a word to anyone else, she'd end him.
  • Kick Chick: Kicks are her primary means of attack and they're powerful enough to knock Kai unconscious without her Maken. She was pitted against Yan-Min, during the Venus Arc, which quickly became a high-speed kickboxing match.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's already formidable to begin with, but once she activates Hawk, her attack power, durability, and her speed all increase dramatically.
  • Meido: After school, she works at the Macaroon maid cafe, where she serves as one of their waitresses. It's one of her guilty pleasures, which guaranteed that her friends showed up during one of her shifts.
  • Midseason Upgrade: Her Maken originally took the form of a single boot on her left leg. It eventually evolves into a pair, causing her speed and power to improve by a considerable margin.
  • Not So Different: She and Himegami have the same fixation with stuffed animals and cute cuddly objects. But she has more in common with Yan-Min... not that either of them will admit it.
  • One of the Boys: She's well-known for being one of the toughest girls at the academy, so it came as a surprise to everyone that she secretly liked stuffed animals, and worked at the Macaroon. Takeru and Usui also cracked on her in chapter 10, when they found out that she sews too:
    Usui: (deadpan) "Azuki sempai... are you sewing...?"
    Takeru: (snidely) "Once again, trying to be a 'girl'."
    Azuki: (offended) "You have a problem!? What do you mean, being "like" a girl!!"
  • Perpetual Poverty: Downplayed. Since she lives on campus, Azuki sends most of her income back home to support her kid brother and their mom, who suffers from an unspecified illness.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: Azuki always has one across the bridge of her nose for... whatever reason.
  • The Rival: To both Kinua Garret and Yan-Min.
    • During their duel in the first episode, Kinua accuses Azuki of stealing her stuffed bear from her. Azuki replies that she won it fair and square, just before defeating Kinua again. But Kinua gets even with her at the introduction ceremony by telling everyone about Azuki's prized possession.
    • It didn't take long for tensions to flare between her and Yan-Min either, due to the latter insulting Maken-ki by calling them weak. They nearly come to blows, prompting Chacha and Kimi to joke that those weren't the only sparks flying.
    Chacha: (cheerfully) "Wow! Azuki's already made a new mortal enemy!"
    Kimi: (dreamily, eyes sparkling) "Yes, and maybe they'll discover forbidden love."
    Azuki and Yan-Min: (in unison) "Uh... no we WON'T!!"
    • In chapter 9 of the manga, they take turns outdoing each other in gym class, ending with the three of them staring each other down while emitting dark aura.
    • Their rivalry comes to a head in chapter 15. Because they were so closely matched in proficiency, it ultimately became a battle of attrition spanning two chapters. Azuki wins, but later admits that it was only because Yan-Min had been holding back on her.
  • Super Speed: With Hawk activated, she moves faster than the eye can follow and can even create solid walls of air (chapter 16). But after her Maken evolves into "Dual Hawk", she becomes so fast that the aftertow is strong enough rip apart solid concrete and dig a trench in her wake, ala A-ko! And during her fight with Sorano (chapter 82), the latter was astonished to realize Azuki had become faster than Love Espada.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After learning how to gain control of her Maken when it went out of control (courtesy of Koshii), it was able to evolve and allowed Azuki to get a clean hit on Love Espada. This is coming from the same girl that not too long ago, was getting her ass handed to her by Hoshii Kawase, who is significantly weaker than Espada.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's tough as nails and excels at unarmed combat, but she secretly likes stuffed animals and enjoys working at the Macaroon, where she uses a girlish flirt pose to greet customers.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Yan-Min was surprised Azuki regained consciousness so soon after their fight and could still talk. Which made her wonder how it was even possible.
    Yan-Min: (bemused) "Are you some kind of monster? It's like there's nothing that can kill you, ne..."
  • The Worf Effect: In order to establish Hoshii as a powerhouse, she one-shots Azuki during the pole toppling contest - along with the following caption:
    page caption: "This power... a strong enemy is confirmed!!"
  • Worthy Opponent: She was openly acknowledged as such by Yan-Min, near the end of their match.

    Kimi/Kimmy Sato
Voiced by: Misato (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)

The shy darkhaired girl, who loves to read manga and write fanfiction. Despite her youthful appearance, she's a part of the student council and serves as their secretary. She's also best friends with Chacha Akaza, whom she looks up to as a big sister figure, so they're almost always in each other's company.

  • A-Cup Angst: Not nearly to the same extent as Himegami, but being reminded of Haruko's, Minori's, and Ms. Aki's massive endowments was enough to send both of them into a fit of depression.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She's heavy into yaoi and yuri manga, and admitted to secretly practicing bondage techniques to use on other girls (chapter 33).
  • Badass Adorable: A shy girl whose power is limited only by her imagination, based on her love of manga.
  • Birds of a Feather: Chacha was initially drawn to Kimi out curiosity over why she was sitting by herself. But when she noticed the manga Kimi was reading, Chacha recognized as one of her favorites. Kimi was surprised to meet a fellow otaku and the two of them bonded over their mutual interest.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After she and the others finally learn the truth about Himegami's past and her fated showdown with Takeru Yamato, Kimi literally sums up the shounen genre:
    Kimi: (teary eyed smile) "Boo hoo... The young girl who awaits a ruthless fate: to face an overpowered enemy. And comrades who come together... It's a development worthy of a classic shonen manga."
  • Companion Cube: You will NEVER see her without some sort of manga, not even at the beach.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: She cosplays as Alena from Dragon Quest IV, during the manga convention in chapter 60. And she wore a witch's costume for the Magical School Quiz! match in chapters 70-73.
  • Covert Pervert: It turns out Kimi is secretly into bondage and has even practiced a few of the techniques. The one she's most interested in trying is the "tortoise shell", which she demonstrates on Takaki and Inaho, by binding both of them in seconds flat.
  • The Cutie: A shy soft-spoken spoken girl, who's short and looks young enough to be someone's kid sister? Yep.
  • Gamer Chick:
    • It turns out she's a pro at online quizes when Hai tells her player ranking places her in the Top 2 at Tenbi and in the Top 10 nationwide.
    • And in chapter 80, we get our first look at her room. The upper-right panel of pg.24 shows she owns a PS3 and a Wii U.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: "Blue Illusion" stabs her in the chest at the end of chapter 108. Thankfully, it turns out to be an illusion in the next chapter.
  • Implied Love Interest: Implied at the end of chapter 109, when Minerva reveals she's bisexual and hints that she might have a crush on Kimmi. Kimmi's response makes it difficult to tell whether she reciprocates, or if she's simply accepting of Minerva's sexual orientation. Made moreso, since Kimmi's own orientation remains unclear.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: More like purplish blue, but close enough.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Since Jigoku assumed Kimmi was too weak to be a threat, she uses it to her advantage by pretending to abandon her friends in order to save herself. Jigoku laughs and lets her go. It was a mistake that cost him his Maken and his life only minutes later.
  • It's Personal: Few things can truly upset her, such as when Chacha ends up in the infirmary from being brutally assaulted by Jigoku. So when Kimi overhears Gen putting together a counterstrike team, she asks him include her so she can avenge Chacha.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Comic Star allows Kimi to alter whatever she writes, or draws on, in any way she desires.
    • In chapter 4, Chacha saves Takeru and Usui from a rampaging bear by launching it at the mountain. So Kimi writes "wax effect" to cushion the impact, thereby saving the bear's life.
    • The anime version has her use her powers to help Chacha during the Manga Con episode, where she drew speed lines around Chacha's body; simultaneously giving her powers of flight and Super Speed. Which enabled her to avoid gatling gun fire.
  • Otaku: A rare female version. Kimi loves manga so much that her Maken ability ("Comic Star") is based on it! In addition: she also likes anime, writes fanfiction in her spare time, and is also into cosplaying.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Kimi's hair is always styled so her left eye is concealed.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Kimi's hair is black and she has a pale-skin complex.
  • Reality Warper: "Comic Star" literally gives Kimmi the creative powers of a mangaka. So whatever she writes on gains whatever FX she chooses for it.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She quickly bonds with Minerva over their mutual love of drawing, and begins taking lessons from her. So she refers to Minerva as "Master", rather than by name. Whereas Minerva addresses Kimmi as, "her cute Kohai".
  • Shrinking Violet: Prior to meeting Chacha, Kimi was too shy to make friends, so she spent her time reading alone. Since then, she's become open about her interests.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The subs can't seem to decide whether it's "Kimi," or "Kimmy".
  • Support Party Member: Her Maken is easily the least offense-oriented and is mainly used to support others, such as creating a clone of Minerva so that she could warp away without Blue Illusion noticing.
  • Tears of Joy: She's never been able to sell any of her doujinshi because of her inability to draw properly. So Minerva tutors her, by first teaching her how to trace character outlines. When Kimmi finally pulls it off (see next entry), she's so overcome with joy that she sheds waterfall tears.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By chapter 97, her drawings finally improve thanks to Minerva tutoring her. Which allowed Kimmi to use her "Comic Star" ability to trace a perfect likeness of Miyabi that actually fooled Jigoku!
  • Weak, but Skilled: What she lacks in power is more than made up for by creative genius, thanks to her Comic Star ability. Which she demostrates time and again by finding new ways to use it - from turning a boulder into wax to cushion a fall, or by muting sound to nullify Jigoku's "Word Bullet".
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Kimi seems to favor same-sex pairings of both persuasions. In the manga, BL novels and manga are her favorite reading material. While in the anime, she sounded hopeful that Azuki and Yan-Min's rivalry would develop into girls love.

    Chacha Akaza
Voiced by: Saeko Zougou (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)

A foreign exchange student, though it's never said where she hails from. At the series' outset, she's on her second year at Tenbi and is a part of Maken-ki. She's best friends with Kimi Sato, largely due to their mutual love for manga and cosplaying. Little else is known about her.

  • All Amazons Want Hercules: See the related entry in Azuki's section.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She immediately stands out from the rest of the cast, due to her smooth caramel complexion, green eyes, and white hair which she keeps fashioned in a side tail. But all that's known is she's a foreigner.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: subverted by the time Jigoku gets done with her, during the attack on Tenbi. Her face gets beaten to bloody pulp, and is last seen bandaged to hide the bruising (chapter 88).
  • Best Friend: She and Kimi are close enough that they may as well be sisters, with Chacha being the elder one.
  • Birds of a Feather: See the related entry in Kimi's section.
  • Boobs of Steel: She ties with Haruko as an H-Cup and yes, she's definitely got the power that comes with 'em.
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Noted under the Cute Bruiser entry.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Kimi, who looks up her. Likewise, Chacha looks out for her and always has Kimi's best interest at heart. They get along so well that they're virtually inseparable.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: She's as passionate about cosplay as Kimi is about manga. Chacha gets to strut her stuff, during the manga convention in chapter 60, where she cosplays as Manya from Dragon Quest IV.
  • Cute Bruiser: Strong enough to effortlessly split a table in half during an arm wrestling match versus an opponent twice her own size. And in chapter 44, she was able to leap over 10ft. in the air while hefting a giant can of Red Bell that was filled with boulders!
  • Darkskinned Blond: Noted in the Ambiguously Brown entry.
  • Double Entendre: While they were part-timing at the Macaroon, she told Takeru that if he wanted milk he could get it from Haruko - by groping her, then pulling her blouse open!
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: It turns out, she's a talented seamstress. which she uses to create her own cosplay costumes. She also designed Kimi's costume for the Tenbi Cosplay Convention.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Confirmed to be a foreigner, but it's never specified from which country.
  • Gamer Chick: Mentioned during the Himekagura Festival, when she tells Himegami and Celia that wouldn't be participating in the "Magical Quiz!" contest since she mainly plays Fighting Games and First Person Shooters.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Seen at the beach party in episode 13. When the girls started getting tipsy and asked for another round, Chacha whips out a bunch of bottles at once and starts handing 'em out.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jigoku's attack was so sudden, she didn't have a chance to respond. He pinned her in the dirt, right from the start, and beats her face bloody.
  • No Sense of Personal Space:
    • Haruko is usually on the receiving end, having been groped by Chacha several times and, in chapter 26, she even flashed Haruko's boobs at Takeru.
    • Later, when Kai gets pinned by Gou (both were in giant form), Chacha makes her let go by crawling inside Gou's panties to tickle her.
  • Otaku: She enjoys cosplay, but says she doesn't get to do it often since there aren't many characters she can cosplay as.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Even in the middle of a life-and-death struggle (chapter 44), when she and the others were rallying to protect Takaki from Gouken Yamato.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She's no exhibitionist, but she's not overly concerned about anyone seeing her naked either.
  • Skinship Grope: Chacha seems to get a kick out of groping Haruko, which she's done during chapter 26 (noted in the Double Entendre entry) and did it again while they were bathing in chapter 33, causing Uruchi's nostrils to spurt blood.

    Uruchi Minaya
Voiced by: Shizuka Furuya (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)

A first-year student at Tenbi. She's a fledgling member of the academy's security division and aspires to gain acceptance onto the student council, in order to be with her secret crush: Haruko Amaya. So she tends to take any task she's been given far too seriously, believing she has to fulfill them on her own. Also, because of her feelings for Haruko, she harbors jealousy towards Takeru for being too close to her.

  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The flashback in chapter 6 shows she used to be bullied until Haruko came to her defense. Uruchi was so awestruck by Haruko, that she became smitten with her and decided to become just like her. So she joined the school's disciplinary committee, as part of their junior division.
  • Character Development:
    • After finally seeing just how hopelessly she was outmatched against Takeru Yamato and the Shishigami, she realizes she's unable to defend Haruko, or even serve as a shield for her. So she tearfully asks Takeru to protect Haruko in her stead.
    • Episode 6 (season 2). After being tasked with observing Haruko for a day, she finally realized Haruko was in love with Takeru, and reluctantly accepted it.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Usually, she only has eyes for Haruko. But the sight of Love Espada bending over on stage, in a Playboy Bunny costume, was too provocative even for her to ignore. Uruchi got a nosebleed and had to be snapped out of it.
  • Fangirl: Uruchi's admiration of Haruko goes beyond fangirling, she openly fan-gasms over her.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She doesn't hate Takeru, and even gains a bit of respect for him after their first assignment together. She just doesn't like the fact that he's so close to her crush.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Haruko has no idea that Uruchi is in love with her because she only has eyes for Takeru.
  • Imagine Spot: In episode 6 (season 2) she has several, ranging from Haruko licking a speck of cream off her cheek, to imagining Haruko naked with her arms outstretched, encouraging her to leap into them.
  • Immodest Orgasm: Courtesy of Yuuka's "special training". She strapped Uruchi down in front of a brush studded spinning wheel, with her arms bound behind her back and her legs spread eagle. After a few minutes in, she hit the big "O".
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Noted in the Character Development entry.
  • Lesbian: Like Takaki, she's neither butch or overly feminine. But the series makes it clear that she has a lady boner for Haruko.
    Uruchi: (at Gouken) "You son of a bitch! How DARE you rip off Haruko-sempai's clothes?! THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED TO RIP OFF HER CLOTHES, IS ME!!"
    Haruko: (from just off-panel) "Huh??"
  • Nosebleed: It happens to her several times:
    • The first time being during the hot springs trip in chapter 4, when Himegami lifted the top of Haruko's bikini. Which gave Uruchi an eyeful of her gargantuan rack, up close. In the bottom-right panel, you can see she's covering her nose.
    • She gets another one in chapter 29, when she hears about what Haruko does in her sleep.
    • Her nose spurted from watching Chacha grope Haruko right in front of her, while they were bathing, near the end of chapter 33.
    • And in chapter 70, her nose started trickling while staring at Love Espada's fishnet covered legs and camel toe.
  • Say It with Hearts: Except in Uruchi's case, it was more like shouting it while practically jizzing herself:
    Uruchi: (with heart-shaped eyes) "She's strong enough to handle one of the Eight Original Maken... You're so amazing, Haruko-sempai ♥!! So BEAUTIFUL! So SEXY!! I LOVE YOU!!"
  • Secret Test of Character: Yuuka knew Uruchi was using her feelings for Haruko as her impetus for enduring her training and knew nothing good would come of it. So she gives Uruchi a final test, by having her follow and observe Haruko for an entire day without being seen. During which, Uruchi saw how much Haruko was in love with Takeru; which made her realize she'd been projecting her own feelings onto her. When she reports back to Takaki and Yuuka, she tearfully admits she wasn't mature enough to become one of them. Takaki and Yuuka smile and tell her that she's passed, having come to the realization on her own.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's Haruko's junior classman.
  • Sleeps with Everyone but You: Quite literally, after hearing about how Haruko groped the other girls in her sleep, and the incident with Takaki. Uruchi was the lone exception, so she was disappointed that Haruko excluded hernote :
    Uruchi: (sadly) "I feel really left out. I didn't get groped, molested, or fondled."
    Haruko: (smiles sheepishly) "Is there any way we can talk about something else?"
  • Tears of Joy: Seen when Takaki tells her owning up to her immaturity was the first sign that she'd begun to grow up and said she had passed the first phase of her training.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the conclusion of the Okino Island arc, she's gone from an ineffectual junior classman to being willing to help fight Takeru Yamato.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Directed towards Himegami in chapter 60, for thinking she had to face her uncle on her own, in order to protect her friends. Uruchi openly objects by calling Himegami selfish for trying to exclude them and tells her that it was no longer just her fight.

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