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    Kinua Garret 
A second year student at Tenbi, who appears to come from a distinguished family. She's introduced as being a rival to Azuki, which seems to be mostly one-sided with Azuki usually being the victor. Nevertheless, she continues to try.
  • Always Second Best: In her introductory scene, she duels with Azuki in an attempt to win back her teddy bear, but she's defeated yet again. And, in chapter 10, Azuki outperformed her in gymnastics too.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Enough to fight a duel over it.
  • Hair Decorations: She's always seen with a purple ribbon that's tied in a bow at the back of her hair.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Which contrasts with Azuki's boyish short hair.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: In textbook fashion.
  • The Ojou: While never explicitly stated, it's implied that she comes from a wealthy family; given her refined state of dress and her haughty attitude. And she's also had private fencing lessons.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Kinua is a skilled combatant, but had difficulty trying to compete with Azuki. Her role was diminished once Yan-Min entered the picture, who officially became Azuki's counterpart and chief opposition.
  • The Rival: Noted in her character summation and the Always Second Best entry.
  • Rousing Speech: Delivered in chapter 83, just as her fellow students were about to submit to Takeru Yamato in order to save themselves. But her words get through to them, restoring their faith in the faculty and student council.
  • Sore Loser: Since Azuki won the match, Kinua could never again challenge her for the bear. So Kinua got even with her by exposing Azuki's secret in front of everyone.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Kinua being the feminine one, as opposed to Azuki.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is sky blue.

    Kai Kuragasa 
A first year student at Tenbi, recognized for his gargantuan size and muscle mass. Kai nurses an unrequited crush on Azuki Shinatsu and is one of the few who's ever challenged one of the female students.
  • Amazon Chaser: Azuki is a babe, which Kai can certainly attest to, but it's mainly her immense strength and natural athleticism that appeals to him. In his introductory scene, he challenges her to a duel for the right to be with her.
  • Batman Gambit: During his giant-fight with Gou, he waits for her to leap on his back again; when she does so, he wraps his arms around her and turns them to metal, then threatens to shrink and tear through Gou's torso in the process. It would've worked, but a bystander wanted to take a picture of the two giants fighting and Gou used him as a hostage.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During the pole toppling game, Kai abandons the Tenbi team's goalpost in order to save Azuki from Love Espada and Hoshii. Then repels both of them by casting 'Partition'.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Courtesy of Yan-Min, due to her blinding speed. She defeated him so soundly, it left him humiliated and in tears.
  • Defeat Means Respect: Towards Azuki and Yan-Min, both of whom, he's acknowledged as being stronger than himself. During chapter 25, he vowed to become stronger so he'd never lose to either of them again. And now refers to Yan-Min as "sempai" out of respect for her ability.
  • Graceful Loser: As Yan-Min and the rest of Venus were preparing to leave Tenbi, he conceded that her ability exceeded his own and asked that she return so he could spar with her again, after he had become stronger.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Azuki's a redhead and a babe, who Kai has a huge crush on. In chapter 26, he tried to play it cool when she caught him hanging around the Macaroon, but she saw right through him. So he admitted he just wanted to see her in a maid uniform.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Since he couldn't defeat Azuki, he's tried to find other ways to impress her. Which became part of the reason he decided to train under Takeru's father, during summer vacation. Azuki was surprised to hear it, but still only thinks of him as a friend, at best.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A subversion. Azuki's actually one of the tallest girls at Tenbi. The problem is, Kai's nearly (1.5)x her size, making her seem tiny by comparison. Even without his geta, the top of her head is barely even with his waist level.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Subverted. Kai has the look and dresses the part, but he's actually a model student, to where he's earned the respect of some of the other first year students. Aki also noted that he's honorable.
  • Nice Hat: He wears the brim of a commisar's cap as a visor.
  • Sandals of Toughness: Unlike the other students, Kai wears a wooden pair of geta with his school uniform.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: The sleeves of his shirt are torn off to display his biceps.
  • Shout-Out: Kai's Maken ability is called "Fullmetal", which he mainly casts on his arm. Sound familiar?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Kai eventually learns how use "casting", an advanced form of Element manipulation known only to a select few. Which he learned from Takeru's father, during summer break.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: In chapter 92, Chacha uses her modification techniques on him while his skin is steel, transforming him into a giant and allowing him to fight with Gou.
  • The Worf Effect: Suffered twice:
    • Minori sent him flying across the gymnasium and floored him with one punch, despite holding back on him. By Kai's own admission, it felt as though it could've killed him, despite having activated Fullmetal to guard himself.
    • So did Yan-Min, after toying with him first. All she needed was a single attack to end the fight and send Kai to nurse's office; humiliated and in tears.

    Usuya Kageshiro 
A timid first year student at Tenbi, who's known for being a recluse. Fittingly, his Maken grants the power of invisibility, though the user can still be heard, which defeats its purpose. But he and his girlfriend, Kaori, have found a convenient application for it...
  • Bit Character: Usuya only shows up three times in the entire series (chapter 10, briefly in chapter 13, and in chapter 90).
  • Chekhov's Skill: Early in chapter 10, he explains his Maken's "Chameleon" ability. It came into play at the end of the chapter, after the boys won the water polo contest. Except the girls had asked Usuya to use his Maken to deny the boys their spoils.
  • Secret Relationship: At first, since Kaori had asked him to keep it a secret, but she came to Usuya's defense when Usui thought he was acting suspiciously.
  • Sempai/Kohai: With his girlfriend, Kaori, who's a second year student.
  • Shrinking Violet: Usuya's so timid, that he'd rather no one pay attention to him, which could explain why his Maken allows him to become invisible. Making him a rare male version of the trope.
  • Silent Bob: He never says a word more than he has to, unless pressed to talk. Otherwise, he keeps to himself.

    Aomi Kai 

A mysterious new transfer student, who joins Tenbi Academy during the Himekagura Festival. His presence alerts Takeru and the others, due to his striking resemblance to Gouken Yamato, though he assures them he's 'a friend'.

  • Didn't Think This Through: Twice.
    • It never occurred to him that Rental Gift had its limits, until his attempt against Takeru Yamato failed - who then had to explain why.
    • Kai also failed to consider how attacking Takeru Yamato with Maken abilities he'd already seen might backfire.
  • Easy Come, Easy Go: Rental Gift is true to its name, in that it allows its user to borrow another's Maken ability for a limited amount of time. However, Rental Gift can also be borrowed by another, so long as Kai agrees to loan it to them.
  • Exact Words: Kai's Maken ability hinges on entering an agreement with whomever he needs to borrow power from, by making skin contact with them and getting them to say "yes". And he's figured out the perfect way to do it, without arousing suspicion...
  • Loophole Abuse: "Rental Gift" doesn't require the other person to agree to anything specificallynote . So whenever Kai introduces himself, he extends his hand in greeting and tells people to call him "Hai"note  instead. He only needs to do it once. From then on, Rental Gift allows him to take their Maken ability whenever he wants - without their knowledge, or consent.
  • Mega Manning: As long as he's shook hands with them and gotten them to say "yes," he can borrow any other Maken ability at any time, and he can borrow more than one at a time.
  • Not Worth Killing: To Yamato, Kai isn't even worth being called a nuisance, because he lacks the power of his other clones. So after Kai's failed attempt to attack Yamato, he told Kai to quit wasting his time, rather than kill him.
  • Passing the Torch: Done after the attack on Tenbi. Since Kai couldn't avenge Koushi and to honor his dying wish to not throw his life away, he passes his power onto Usui.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: A trait he shares in common with Gouken, as he's always seen in uniform, or formal attire.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Rental Gift isn't without its limits. While it allows him to borrow any Maken ability he wants, it doesn't give him that person's level of Element, or their level of ability. And Kai is woefully lacking in both departments compared to many of the people he borrows from, which meant his attempt to face Takeru Yamato was doomed from the start.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Guess who else is a Takeru Yamato clone?
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Koushi was the reason he came to Tenbi. After hearing he'd been murdered by Takeru Yamato, Kai became consumed by vengeance because Koushi had been like a father to him. Kai didn't have the chance to repay his kindness, or express his gratitude towards him.
  • You Killed My Father: Kai joins Tenbi Academy because he knew it was only a matter of time before Takeru Yamato appeared. The man responsible for Aomi Koushi's murder.

     Kyoki Fuuka 
A second-year student and an intern on the school's disciplinary committee, who tried to stop Espada from seducing other students during the Himekagura Festival. It was a mistake.
  • Bit Character: Her first appearance is near the end of chapter 76, which introduces her as a member of Tenbi's disciplinary committee.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: In the span of only a few minutes, Espada coaxed her into one of the club rooms, and had sex with her. When we they emerge, Kyoki's committee uniform had been replaced with a competition swimsuit, cat ears, and a matching collar (complete with a miniature bell).
  • Irony: She should've chosen her words more carefully, when dealing with Espada:
    Kyoki: "Espada-senpai! This year, I won't let you do as you please!!"
  • "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: She may have been reluctant at first, but she definitely wasn't complaining afterwards.
  • Wingding Eyes: By the time Espada's done with her, Kyoki is shown drooling with heart-shaped puplis.


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