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Venus Academy is introduced in episode 7 (chapter 8 in the manga) as a group of foreign exchange students visiting Tenbi Academy. Not much is known about their school, though its staff and students seem to be knowledgeable about Kamigari's activities.


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    In General 
  • Aloof Ally: Aside from Celia and Akaya, they mostly keep to themselves. By the end of their tenure at Tenbi, they had gained respect for the Maken-ki, but regard them more as equals, than as friends.
  • Amazon Brigade: Akaya is both the only male and only teacher in their group. Demitra and the others are his subordinates.
  • Badass Crew: The Venus students are all high-level ability users, ranging from S rank to above SS class (the twins, and Minerva) which is the highest level anyone can achieve. Plus, Yan-Min's Jingu is equal in power to the original 8 Maken.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Episode 7 is titled: "The Goddesses who Came Down to Tenbi". They're all portrayed as stunningly beautiful, especially Demitra and Yan-Min. As well as Akaya, who is a narcissist.
  • Consummate Professionals: They're so discrete and efficient in conducting their investigations, that Ouken never suspected they were working against him.
  • Foreign Exchange Students: Celia and Yan-Min are the only two whose nationalities are known for certain. The others' places of origin are never specified.
  • Good-Looking Privates: Venus is an all-girl military school/private academy and it's students dress in matching red militaristic uniform. While Akaya, as the Commander of their unit, dresses in white.
  • Magic by Any Other Name: Their Maken are called "Jingu", but are functionally the same.
  • Names to Run From Really Fast: Demitra. Minerva. Yan-Min. Individually, each is a titan and rank among the most powerful ability users on the planet. Together, they're virtually unstoppable (see next entry).
  • Power Trio: While Venus, as a whole, are exceptionally gifted and extremely powerful, Demitra, Minerva, and Yan-Min are said to be the strongest three. In chapter 109, it's said that even the combined might of the nation's top ability users pales in comparison to theirs. They've even slain magical beasts that were imbued with genes from the gods. They are known as the "1st Generation"note  of Venus and as the "Invincible Goddesses".
  • Story-Breaker Power: Because of the unique nature and the extent of their abilities, they're mostly kept out of the story by having them investigate Kamigari's activities behind-the-scenes.

    Akaya Kodai 
Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
Originally a student at Tenbi, back when he was in highschool along with Minori and the others. He was the last to join their group, after being asked several times, before finally accepting. But he was also responsible for the incident that caused the faculty turn Tenbi into an all-girl school. It was later revealed that the incident was a false memory implanted in his mind and the minds of the alleged "victim" as means of pressuring Gen to join Kamigari. Which Akaya prevented, by claiming he could create an exemplary team for Kamgari within ten year's time. Thus, he created the Venus Academy.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Akaya may be a goofball, but he's no joke when he decides to get serious. The showdown between him and Takeru wound up being a onesided affair; leaving Takeru ashamed that he couldn't land a single punch.
  • Bishie Sparkle: ...complete with Love Bubble backgrounds. Also seen whenever he flashes his pearly whites.
  • Bishōnen: See the Fighting Narcissist entry.
  • But Now I Must Go: Akaya leaves Venus Academy in the manga's final chapter to fill a vacant cabinet position within Tenbi's government. Aki Nijou goes with him as his adjutant.
  • The Captain: As previously noted, he's the commander of their unit.
  • Chick Magnet: Excluding the main female cast and his own students, the ladies can't get enough of him. Even Takaki, who's comfirmed to be a lesbian, became smitten with him at first sightnote .
  • Combat Pragmatist: How do you drop two A-rank Maken users at once and make it look easy? Simple: use hypnosis to conceal your presence, then put a bullet in them before they know you're there.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Every time tries to look cool, or sound deep, his students diss him. So did Minori, when he first arrived at Tenbi. The first thing she did was try to slam the door on him!
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Akaya has a habit of flicking his hair and posing, usually accompanied by bishie sparkling and Love Bubbles, to flaunt his good looks. Including the time he and his crew made their dramatic entrance, after insta-pwning four A-rank Maken users at once, to save Gen.
    Akaya: (to Gen) "Always remember: when making an entrance, it must be grand and elegant at the same time."
  • The Gunslinger: His Maken ("Swindle") takes the form of a magitek revolver.
  • Magitek: Swindle is essentially a caster, allowing Akaya to fire Element imbued shells. The effect varies according to his will.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Played straight and subverted. He arranged for a 4-on-4 battle between Maken-ki and his students, then had the Twins erect a barrier around the academy to keep anyone from interfering. Initially, he claimed it was to assess the Tenbi students' abilities and report their findings to Kamigari. But Aki saw through him, realizing Akaya was only pretending to be a villain in order to ease his guilt over being forced to serve Kamigari.
  • Minor Major Character: To say he's one of the most plot relevant characters in the series, given his former association with Minori and Gen, his intel on Kamigari and its members — he gets very little screentime.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Only seen during the pool battle in episode 9, where he repeatedly flexes and flaunts his physique. Which gets lampshaded by Uruchi, of all people, while cheering Aki on from the sidelines:
    Uruchi: (cheering) "Give that cocky beefcake a fight he'll never forget!"
  • Running Gag: Akaya's constant posturing and sparkling, even after arranging Himegami's capture. Along with repeatedly being dissed by his students (noted in the Dude, Where's My Respect? entry).
    Yuuka: (commentating) "That's just like sensei, posing for no reason!"
  • Twinkle Smile: Usually seen whenever he's sparkling, or flicking his hair.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Akaya is equal to Gen, with both being A rank ability users, making him weaker than his students. Despite this, he's the one in charge for a reason: he's cunning, he's efficient, and above all, his Maken ability makes him a difficult advisary even for opponents stronger than himself.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: You'll never have to ask Akaya that question.

    Demitra Midia 
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Martha Harms (English)
Akaya's second-in-command is much like their own version of Takaki, strict and focused solely on completing the task at hand. Despite this, she and the others appear to have a soft spot for Celia, such as when they lured Inaho and the other girls away so Celia could have an evening alone with Takeru. Demitra also seems to mesh well with Yan-Min.
  • Amazonian Beauty: In the manga, Demitra is not only tall, but toned as well, and stoically beautiful.
  • Animal Motifs: Seen and lampshaded in chapter 93, when Akaya likens Demitra to (quote): "a mother wolf protecting the pack". The panel shows the left side of Demitra's face as that of a wolf baring its fangs, as she prepares to unleash "Triaina" on Gou.
  • Blood Magic: "Life Suction" is the deadliest of her Jingu abilities, in which she drains all the blood and water from the victim's boody.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's an E-Cup and physically strong enough to break the "Heaven's Gate" seal on Murakumo with a single blow from her Trident.
  • Braids of Action: Demitra keeps her hair fashioned in a long pair of braids down her back.
  • Broken Bird: She's been emotionally repressed since childhood, since all she's ever known is people either being afraid of her for being an ability user. Or those who want to use of her, as a tool. Haruko's kindness and her stubbornness finally got through to her.
  • Cast from Stamina: "Traina" is Demitra's strongest Maken ability, an attack that was able to defeat a massive enemy like Gou in a single strike. But as Yamato Takeru noted, such an attack requires a tremendous amount of Element to use and leaves it user drained afterward. Thereby, preventing them from using it again until they've had sufficient time to recover from it.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Demitra is well aware of the power she possesses as the wielder of Poseidon's Trident. Therefore, she reserves the true extent of her power until she's either expressly given clearance by Akaya, or if the enemy poses a credible threat to her teammates.
  • The Comically Serious: She impresses the other girls with her knife handling skills in Home Ec. class, only to flatly admit she doesn't know the first thing about cooking.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has purple hair and matching eyes.
  • Emotionless Girl: It's rare for her to smile, or speak above monotone. A trait she shares in common with the twins, Lilu and Aililu. She later tells Akaya that she felt the Tenbi students were being too warm and hospitable towards them.
  • Expy: Picture Leona Heidern with braids, instead of a ponytail, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what she looks like. They also have similar personalities and backgrounds as orphans, who eventually became mercenaries. And both conduct investigations on NESTS and Kamigari respectively.
  • Implacable Woman: She remained standing and was able to retaliate, after surviving a direct attack from Murakumo's unsheathed blade.
  • Lady of War: Demitra is so imposing, that Haruko was awed by her ability several times during their battle. She handles her Trident as though it were a naginata and her command of her Element is befitting of one who wields Poseidon's Trident.
  • Lovely Angels: With Yan-Min. If the pool hockey match was any indication of their teamwork, they're a formidable duo. They work so well together, it's as if each knows what the other is thinking and can readily respond by coordinating their abilities.
  • Making a Splash: "Trident" is a water based Jingu, allowing Demitra to summon and control it at will by channelling her Element through it. Which enabled her to seal off the hallway to force Haruko to face her.
  • A Mother to Her Girls: During the climax of chapter 93, Akaya explains that Demitra will reserve her true power until she either faces an enemy she's allowed to defeat, or if the enemy threatens her teammates. At which point, she'll show no mercy in striking them down.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • Though she admitted that Haruko's sword handling skill surpassed her own, she told her they were having a duel, not competing for marks. So she didn't hesitate to attack Haruko while she was down.
    • Also exemplified when she faced off against Gou (chapter 93). The moment Akaya gave Demitra the order, she struck Gou down with her first attack.
  • Not So Stoic: On some level, she and the others wish for normal lives, but feel that it isn't a possibility for them. Which is why they're so fond of Celia's cheerfully outgoing personality. When they helped her go on a date with Takeru, Demitra expressed their desire to live vicariously through her, for that reason.
  • Number Two: To Akaya.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 5'9'', she's the tallest of the Venus student group.
  • The Stoic: Her tone conveys no emotion and her expression is always stonefaced.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • When She Smiles: The first time it happens, she suppresses it, but as the Venus students are preparing to leave Tenbi, Haruko gives her a token of their friendship. This time, Demitra lets it show.

    Celia Ootsuka 
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
An exchange student, who's popular in America as an idol singer and as a wrestler. As such, her infectiously cheerful and outgoing personality has endeared her to her fellow students. She takes an immediate liking to Takeru upon first meeting him and soon joins his harem of suitors. Celia's native power is Inverse, which allows her to transition easily, given she was born a boy.
  • The Ace: In addition to being a popular idol singer, she's also a talented dancer, a bikini model, and she's a star pro wrestling champion back home, who's beaten most of America's top male superstars.
  • Attention Whore: It comes from her celebrity status as a teen idol, so she hates when anyone steals her spotlight. Which puts her at odds with Love Espada, who's shameless sex appeal repeatedly diverts the crowd's attention away from her.
  • Awesome by Analysis: During their fight in chapter 83, she leaves Love Espada dumbfounded as to how she was suddenly able to move after taking a direct assault from her Maken, "Furuno". Celia replies that taking falls and playing the crowd are both parts of pro-wrestling (i.e. kayfabe). Then explains she was already aware of Furuno's effects and used her Inversion ability to nullify it as it struck her.
  • Badass Adorable: She's cute, she's childish, and the combination of her wrestling skills, along with her Inversion ability, enables her to suplex some of the strongest ability users around. And she's so moe, that her speech bubbles always include heartseven when she's pissed!
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • She was able to OHKO Gouken Yamato, an opponent that Haruko was having difficulty defeating.
    • Celia tops herself in chapter 83, by soundly defeating Love Espada, who conceded and was forced to withdraw from the fight.
  • Blatant Lies: Along with comically bad acting in episode 13, when she allows the giant octopus to capture her on purpose, just to stage a rescue. Himegami and the others each call her out on her bs:
    Himegami: (grimicing) "On purpose!"
    Haruko: (in agreement) "Totally."
    Inaho: (blinking) "Yeah, she's full of it."
  • Cleavage Window: The pro wrestling outfit she wears in chapter 83 has a heart shaped one.
  • Cry Cute: Due to embarrassment, after Takeru's Maken ability cancelled out her Inversion, causing her to revert to male form in front of him. But they became Tears of Joy, when he told Celia that he still thought of her as a friend, regardless of her gender.
  • Cute Bruiser: As several have found out the hard way, Ceila's a pro wrestling champion and has the strength to show for it. She dropped Gouken with a camel clutch manuever and, in chapter 83, manhandled Love Espada like a ragdoll. First by supplexing her into the ground with enough force to crack it, leaving Espada's back bruised and bloodied. And clinched the match with a clothesline across the throat that made her choke blood and sent her flying. Espada concedes defeat and withdraws.
  • Cute Little Fangs: One is always visible on the left side of her mouth.
  • The Cutie: Noted in the Badass Adorable and Say It with Hearts entries.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: There's no discernible difference when Celia reverts to male form, aside from becoming flatchested and having smaller hips. It's even implied that her voice sounds the same, regardless of gender.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has heart-shaped irises.
  • Fun Personified: Even when she friggin' LOSES, she does not know what a frown is. When Takeru stole her headband at the end of the pool battle, she didn't care and used the opportunity to snuggle with him.
  • Gender Bender: Celia's Inverse ability allows her to switch the sexes of herself or any others' she wants. She, however, identifies as a girl.
  • Genki Girl: She ties with Inaho for being the perkiest, upbeat member of the cast.
  • Hartman Hips: Oh yes! She's got 'em and has a rear end to match. It's easy to see why the guys at Tenbi and back home are crazy for her.
  • The Heart: She's so likeable that even Demitra couldn't help taking a shine to her. As did the rest of her team when they combined their efforts to help her go on a date with Takeru.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Takeru, mainly because of his feelings for Haruko, and moreso after he finds out Celia was born male. But her heart's still set on him.
  • Idol Singer: Celia has released an album, featuring her greatest hits and she decided to sing ALL of 'em for Takeru on their date.
  • Love at First Sight: She fell hard for Takeru when she saw him defend Haruko during the pool hockey match and had no problems saying so.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her introductory scene was a montage sequence of her posing in different swimsuits to the cheers of her fans. Plus, she's stacked, has wide hips, and a nice rear.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Inversion allows her to switch the properties of anything she desires to being its exact opposite. Thus a weak attack becomes strong and vice versa. Which enabled her to effortlessly one-shot Gouken Yamato with an otherwise simple camel clutch maneuver.
  • Rosehaired Girl: It's carnation pink to match her infectiously sweet personality.
  • Say It with Hearts: All the friggin' time, to the point of being surrounded by hearts while speaking, and even having heartshaped speech bubbles. It's such a habit for her, that she even has hearts in them when she's angry!
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Makes no secret she wants Takeru and will use any chance she gets to seduce him in front of others.
  • "Silly Me" Gesture: Seen in chapter 49, when she almost forgot to tell the others that her Inversion would wear off the islanders after 30min.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": She's initially introduced as, "Celia", but later chapters spell her names as either "Syria" or "Shiiria" instead.
  • Transgender: Despite being born male, she identifies as female and her Inverse power allows her to make her body match. Everyone is shown to respect and treat Celia the same as any other woman.
  • Transgender Fetishization: Syria is revealed to have originally born male before she obtained her powers, along with the ability to transform into a girl. That's problematic in its own right, but as a girl, she is considered extremely beautiful and sexy—partly because she's American, but even in her homeland she's a Teen Idol. She also becomes one of the girls most aggressively pursuing Takeru...which leads to another issue with her portrayal. Early on, Takeru notes that he feels no attraction to Syria and doesn't understand why, with the implication being that he instinctively realized she wasn't "really" a girl. This later gets resolved when he says he doesn't care what gender she was before gaining her Inversion ability.
  • Willfully Weak: Celia uses her Inversion ability to maintain her female form, but doing so reduces its power and continuously drains her Maken's power. Once it's been exhausted, she automatically reverts to a male form until it regains enough power to allow her to change back into a girl. For Celia, it's a small price to pay since she identifies as a girl.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Played straight when she used a camel clutch to stop Gouken Yamato from attacking Azuki, then slammed him into the ground hard enough to crater it. Also done comically in the title page for chapter 49, where Haruko's shown frantically tapping out, while Celia has her in a Scorpion leg lock.

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (Japanese), Terri Doty (English)
Venus Academy's attack specialist. Among their group, Yan-Min seems to work best with Demitra and will often pair up with her on assignment. In some instances, it's as if each knows what the other is thinking. However, she forms an intense rivalry with Azuki Shinatsu, due to their pride and their mutual competitive streak. The real problem being, that they're more alike than either cares to admit.
  • All Your Colors Combined: Seen in chapter 86, when Yan-Min combines Azuki's "Green" Element and Ceilia's "Red" with her own "Blue". Which results in her gaining the ability to use "White" Element. It amplifies her ability to such an extent, that it cause "Reilei" to evolve to "Bai-Lei"note , then proceeds to utterly curbstomp Jigoku, Serin, and Idaten with it.
  • Aloof Darkhaired Girl: That, and her smug condescension is what set Azuki off and nearly sparked a fight between them.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: While she's noted as being Chinese, there isn't much that distinguishes her appearance from the rest of the cast, aside from having slanted eyes and her hairbun decoration. But once she takes off her jacket, it reveals that she's wearing a short qipao underneath. Yan-Min is a raven-haired Chinese beauty with a stunning figure, garbed in a form-fitting backless qipao, and her Jingu just happens to be a twin tailed lash. Nihao, Nurse!
    • Played Straight beginning in chapter 76. She now wears an ornate full-length qipao.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's extremely knowledgeable about Element and its usage.
    • In chapter 55, she was able to impress the Twins by telling them about Black Element. Which even they hadn't known existed, despite being SS rank ability users.
    • Which comes back into play during the attack on Tenbi, when Yan-Min explains how to create "White" Element by combining Azuki's and Ceilia's Element with her own.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Yan-Min literally moves with lightning speed and she doesn't believe in wasting time. Meaning, the majority of her fights end before they even have the chance to begin. The lone exceptions have been Azuki and Idaten, which is when Yan-Min finally met her match.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Just as she'd been about to steal the puck from Azuki to score the winning shot, Azuki used her foot to pull off Yan-Min's bloomers and her panties. Forcing her to cover up while Azuki took the final shot. Afterward, Yan-Min is seen blushing in embarrassment, with a towel across her lap to preserve her modesty.
  • Defeat Means Respect: Near the end of their match, Yan-Min openly acknowledged Azuki as her equal, in terms of strength and her tenacity. So as a show of respect, she used her strongest technique to end the fight: "Reichen."
  • The Dreaded:
    • To Jigoku throughout chapter 74 in the final moments leading up to his death, which filled him with such terror that he tried to flee. Except he couldn't escape and was reduced to tears as he pleaded with Yan-Min to spare his life.
    • Idaten and Serin also fear her as of chapter 116. The sight of Crimson Calamity using Thunder Fist made both of them immediately recall being on the receiving end of it from Yan-Min.
    Serin: (eyes wide, in fear) "Oh, Crap! Did she just channel her Element into her fists??"
    Idaten: "Th-Thunder Fists..."
    Idaten: (grits teeth as background image of Yan-Min appears) "I... I have nothing but bad memories from them."
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: Takeru found out just strong she can be, when she lifted him off thground with one hand after he pissed her off with his 'girls shouldn't fight' spiel.
  • Flash Step: She's so fast that she can appear next to her opponent, as if she teleported. When she's using Reilii, her movement is preceded by her body flickering like lightning; making it a literal "flash" step.
  • Kick Chick: Seen during her battle against Azuki, which became a high-speed kickboxing match.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Seen throughout chapters 76-97, during which, she wears an embroidered full-length qipao while fighting several of the Shishigami.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: While the way she killed Jigoku was horrific, it's not as if he didn't deserved it.
  • Lady of War: She becomes one after evolving her Jingu and eschewing her uniform for more elegant attire. Her fighting style also evolves, relying more on precision strikes, than raw power like before.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Literally. With "Reilii" (lit. "Thunder Roar") activated, she moves so fast that she literally becomes a streak of lightning and her attacks become devastating enough to even injure Azuki. Yan-Min's reflexes also greatly enhanced, becoming instantaneous.
  • Lovely Angels: With Demitra (see the related entry in her section).
  • Nerves of Steel: As seen during her introduction, do not interrupt her while she's on the job, and don't think waving a shotgun in her face is gonna faze her.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Her speed gives her such an overwhelming advantage, that in the millisecond it takes her target to realize they've been attacked, the "fight" is already over.
  • Not So Different: Despite their differences, she and Azuki share a quite a bit in common. They're the unarmed combat specialists at their respective schools (both favoring the use of kicks), and they're two of the fastest characters in the manganote . Plus, they're proud and fiercely competitive with each other.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: It's implicit, but apparent in regard to her rivalry with Azuki. For example, when Azuki and Kinua were competing during gym class, Yan-Min joined the competition so as not to be left out. Likewise, she'd been about to quit the water polo match, until Yuuka lied by saying she was tied with Azuki for popularity. Despite Yan-Min's claim to the contrary, she took smug satisfaction in believing she wasn't ranked below her.
  • Orgasmic Combat: She activates "Reilii" by having the ends of her Jingu enter her body; causing her to arch her back and moan as if she's getting off from it. So did Takeru, who got a nosebleed rom watching it happen.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: As a result of her "Reilei" evolving, after gaining the ability to use White Element. Her hair changes from its usual dark color, to light blue.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her sidetail is long enough to reach her waist.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered to Takeru while strangling the life out of him:
    Yan-Min: (indignant) "Girls? I've heard about this, but it's worse than the rumors ne. You should make your misunderstandings average as well, Oyama Takeru!"
    Takeru: (choking) "I'm... just... GHAAH!!"
    Yan-Min: "It doesn't matter who it is. The ones on the battlefield fight risking their lives for many different reasons: Azuki does it for her friends. I do it for where I am and for my pride. You, who insult by saying "such things". I WON'T FORGIVE YOU!!"
  • Red Baron: Yan-Min is known as "Leifu", said to be, "As fast as lightning and fierce as a tiger".
  • The Rival: Noted in the Only One Allowed to Defeat You entry.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: She wears a short form-fitting qipao, with a low-cut back.
  • Shock and Awe: She can move at lightning speeds and channel it directly into her fists to greatly increase her striking power.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Done to Takeru in chapter 17, when he made the mistake of going on his 'girls shouldn't fight' spiel, during her battle against Azuki. Yan-Min took it as an insult to both of them, causing her to become angry enough to pick him up by his throat while telling him exactly what she thought of his attitude.
    • She delivers a shorter one to Jigoku (chapter 86), right before silencing him with a swift kick to the groin:
    Jigoku: (while looking over his shoulder) "Bitch please! You thought I couldn't dodge that shitty-ass lightning?!"
    (Yan-Min flash steps right in front of him, while he's still looking the wrong way)
    Yan-Min: "Not at allYOU SON OF A BITCH!!"
  • Smug Super: As a member of an elite international organization, with exceptional physical prowess, Elemental power, and a Jingu whose power is said to be on par with the original 8 Maken — yeah, she's got an ego.
  • Speed Blitz: Yan-Min's go-to tactic and her specialty. She's so fast, that her movement is undetectable to the naked eye. In chapter 17, Azuki noted that Yan-Min's movement was so sudden that she seemed to be teleporting. The opening scene of chapter 34 had her take down 4 A-rank Maken users in an instant, without them seeing her, or sensing her presence. They literally died never knowing what hit them.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the second tallest member of the group, being only an inch shorter than Demitra.
  • Super Mode: She has two:
    • She activates "Reilii" by fusing directly with her Jingu. As Celia points out, while in his state, all of Yan-Min's abilities far exceed normal human capability (noted in the Lightning Bruiser entry).
    • However, "Bai-Lei" is its evolved state and derives its name from the the fact that it channels "White" Element. With it, she was able to quickly defeat three Shishigami in succession; making her a One-Woman Army.
  • Super Speed: Yan-Min is implied to be the manga's fastest character, given she's capable of leaving afterimages while toying with the enemy, as seen when she fought Kai Kuragasa. Even those such as Azuki and Idatennote  have admitted to being unable to see her when she moves. According to Azuki, Yan-Min's movement is so sudden that it seemed as if she was teleporting. Her speed becomes further enhanced once she activates "Reilei".
  • Teen Genius: Akaya first met her when she was 10. By 13, she had manifested her Jingu was at F-rank (the lowest known level). Three years later, her Jingu had evolved and her ability level had skyrocketed to S-rank. It was because of her that Akaya first became aware of the "Evolve Gene," which he and Gen had previously thought was impossible. And according to him, Yan-Min's Jingu and user ability are still evolving.
  • Verbal Tic: In the manga, she has a habit of ending certain words, or sentences with "-ne".
  • Whip It Good: "Kinben" takes the form of a twin-tailed whip, imbued with lightning Elemental properties. Though Inaho imagined her using it as a dominatrix!
  • Worthy Opponent: To Azuki, who said she won't be satisfied until they've had a proper rematch.

    Aililu and Lilu Finian, aka 'The Twins' 
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (Japanese), Michelle Hong (English)
A childlike pair of identical twin sisters, who're so like-minded that they tend to speak and act in unison. They're also a pair of SS rank ability users, and are capable of creating high-level space/time barriers. Which places them at a level comparable to Martha Minerva and Himegami. But they'd much rather knit and silently fawn over cute objects.
  • Barrier Warrior: They provide support for their teammates by casting barriers, rather than engaging the enemy themselves. Their barriers are so advanced that they can suspend the flow of space-time within them. Thereby enabling the occupants to fight without fear of harming the surrounding environment. Once the barrier is lifted, everything within itnote  is fully restored to normal.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Aililu and Lilu are just as prone to being subjected to it themselves, as they are to cause it in others - including Himegami, though she's too tsundere to admit it.
  • The Cuties: The students at Tenbi Academy took an immediate liking to them, because of how utterly adorable they are. When it was time for them to return, they gave the twins two pair of mittens as a parting gift.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: They each wear a maid headdress and frilled skirts with their uniform. Hikaru and the others likened them to a pair of dolls.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Which is how they introduced themselves. One will start, followed by the other, then they'll finish the last part in unison.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Aililu is the blonde one, Lilu's hair is black.
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever they see something cute, or if anyone's fawning over them, since they aren't used to receiving such attention. Their expressions remain deadpan... except for when the students at Tenbi saw them off.
  • Psychic Powers: The Twins also have the ability to see and hear everything that takes place within their barrier. By placing his forehead to theirs, Akaya was able to keep tabs on the situation as it unfolded.
  • The Stoic: With rare exception, their expression and manner of speaking is almost always deadpan.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: They speak in unison when casting barriers, or cancelling them.

    Martha Minerva 
Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)
A mysterious white-haired girl, whose eyes remain closed. Despite this, she's fully aware of her surroundings, due to her ability to perceive anything possessing Element. Minverva's abilities may possibly be well beyond even SS class, according to Minori, which would make her the single most powerful character in the series. However, the strangest thing about her... is her fixation on other girls' breasts and underwear.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Colored manga scans show Minerva's hair is supposed to be white. The anime changes it to being sky blue.
  • Alliterative Name: Martha Minerva
  • Aura Vision: Minerva's so adept at sensing Element, that she's able to read people's emotions through it. When the girls were bathing, she sensed Haruko's relief that Inaho wasn't ready to confess her true feelings to Takeru yet. Moreover, she's one of the few that're capable of perceiving what Himegami actually looks like, since her body is a metaphysical construct of pure Element.
  • Barrier Warrior: Using Aegis, she can create gates to other dimensions and move objects freely between them. As well as create barries, surpassing even the Twins' capabilities.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: According to Akaya, Minerva's power was without equal, surpassing even Ouken Yamato's. Had he allowed her to fight Takeru and the others, they would've been outmatched. So he was surprised to see that Himegami could match her.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Usui, due to their mutual interest in girls' underwear and perversion, in general. Later, Usui gives her a DVD of the pool battle competition as a parting gift, prompting Akaya to joke that Minerva had found her soul mate.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her introductory scene in episode 7 shows she owns the first three volumes of Maken-ki!
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: After using her dimensional powers to steal the girls' panties, she proclaimed herself to be: "The one who rules over all underwear, 'The Master of Lingerie'". And petulantly insisted they address her as such, until Akaya made her knock it off.
  • Eyes Always Shut: For good reason (see Power Limiter).
  • Genre Savvy: Either she's aware that she's a character in a harem series, or she reads a lot of harem manga. And given her eccentricities, both explanations are just as likely to be true.
  • Go Through Me: In chapter 24, when Himegami attempts to incinerate Akaya for shooting Takeru, Minerva comes to his defense by challenging her.
  • Mysterious Waif: No one knows her place of origin, or the true extent of her Maken's ability, but she's undeniably the most powerful of the known ability users.
  • Mundane Utility: The girl can create doorways to other dimensions and uses it for stealing other girls' underwear. The others can count themselves fortunate that she's such a ditz.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Minerva is known for her cheerful optimism, which stems from her ditziness and her belief that she's unbeatable. So the reader knows the situation has become dire in chapter 109 when Minerva becomes sullen. Because, for the fifst time in her life, she fears she might lose.
  • Otaku: Her flashback in chapter 109 shows she lived in seclusion in the Swiss mountains, until she was accosted by a group of ability users who tried to abduct her. After defeating them, Minerva noticed one of them had a smartphone (she had never seen one before) and became curious. It was her first exposure to anime and manga; including Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam, and Sailor Moon. The narration says it was love at first sight and shaped her perception of Japanese culture. So when Akaya showed up to recruit her, she immediately said "Yes" simply because he was from Japan (with the added promise that he'd take her to see Comiket).
  • Panty Shot: She unintentionally gave Takeru and Usui a pretty good look at hers, camel toe included. But she'd much rather be the one to do the honors, which she did twice to Haruko and Inaho.
  • Panty Thief: ...with the aid of dimensional powers, no less. But she forgot to give 'em back.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Seen when she finally uses Aegis' full power during her battle against "Purple Illusion". Her Maken materializes on her back and projects a giant set of luminescent angel wings.
  • Power Limiter: Minerva eventually explains that the reason she keeps her eyes closed is to restrain her power. Once she opens them, it unseals a continuous stream of inexhaustible Element, enabling her to open and close dimensional gateways anywhere in her field of vision, at will.
  • Sempai/Kohai: During her stay at Tenbi, she spends time giving Kim drawing lessons.
  • This Cannot Be!: She (and everyone else, for that matter) was shitfaced upon seeing Minori physically rip apart one of her barriers. It shocked her enough to make her briefly forget that she was fighting Himegami.
    Minerva: (slack-jawed) "WHAAAAAT?! She broke through it so easily, because of THAT??"
  • Whitehaired Pretty Girl: In the manga it's greyish-white.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The anime version changes her hair color to sky blue.


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