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Haruhiko Ichijo

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Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)

A first-year attending Hosea Academy that loves to read. He possesses the ability to summon or seal Phantoms by drawing them in a sketchbook. Along with Mai, Haruhiko forms Team E in the Neural Error Corrections Club.


  • Art Attacker: Haruhiko doesn't attack directly with his drawings, but he can seal Phantoms by sketching them in his sketchbook.
  • Badass Adorable: His summons: Marcosias and Cthulhu. Marcosias is a small, winged puppy as opposed to a Hell Hound like the usual depictions of it and while Cthulhu is big, he is a pink and very cute looking octopus as opposed to his typical Eldritch Abomination portrayal. They are still capable of fending off Phantoms most would have trouble with.
    • Olympus Mons: They both upgrade to this in the season finale, and together they're strong enough to turn the tide against Enigma.
  • Badass Bookworm: His favorite pastime is reading books. He often uses some of the information he has gained to take care of Phantoms.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor guy gets zero respect.
  • Chick Magnet: Confirmed during Episodes 11 and 13. When trapped in a child's body he has every girl in his class fawning over him. At the end of the series, in addition to his own Battle Harem, the girls of Beach Angels were impressed by him restoring their powers. Even Enigma admitted she enjoyed pretending to be his mother and offered a sincere We Can Rule Together.
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  • Cute Bookworm: Really enjoys reading, to the point where he's read all of the books in the school library, has a massive collection of books in his bedroom and an even larger library in his living room.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Non-romantic example. When Koito is injured by the three-headed Phantom, Haruhiko insists on following Koito around in order to help her locate and defeat the Phantom. He continues to do so even when Mai gets angry at him, Koito continues to insist that she doesn't need his help, and he's forced to walk around for 3 hours to find the Phantom.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Suffers from this from time to time, such as when he hugs Reina to snap her out of her entrancement during episode four. She responds by throwing him headfirst into the toilet.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: With his ability to summon Cthulhu he could seal most phantoms with ease. Unfortunately, something usually happens to him at the most inopportune moments that prevents him from using it.
    • In Episode 10 he was captured and incapacitated by the Firework Phantom, after it noticed he was a threat.
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    • As the only person who could harm Enigma, his powers were stolen by her at the end of Episode 12, and he remained depowered until the penultimate act of Episode 13.
  • Geek Physiques: He isn't noticeably skinny, but he's rather out-of-shape compared to Mai or even Reina.
  • Invocation: He states a specific incantation whenever he uses his abilities. He has different incantations for sealing malevolent phantoms and for summoning his chosen phantoms.
  • Logical Weakness: Take away his sketchbook and he's powerless. He's also vulnerable when drawing, since he needs to stay in one spot while doing so. That gives Phantoms ample time to attack him.
  • Oblivious to Love: He finds Mai, Reina, and Koito very attractive, but for all his intellect, doesn't seem to notice they're equally interested in him. This especially goes for Mai, who frequently displays jealous expressions that puzzle him.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: He later learns to summon phantoms without his sketchbook.
  • Missing Mom: His mother left home because she couldn't stand living with his father anymore. But he's still keeping hope that she will come back someday. Episode 11 reveals that his mom left when he was still a child. His mom returns in episode 12, but unfortunately is unknowingly possessed by the phantom of the week.
  • Motor Mouth: He has a bad tendency to talk about subjects that have very little do to with the subject at hand.
  • Mr. Exposition: Due to the knowledge that he's gained from reading, Haruhiko provides much of the information on the setting. Unfortunately, he also knows a lot of useless trivia, which inevitably make their way into his explanations.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When he starts in on a tangent, Haruhiko has a tendency of standing really close to the person that he's talking to. This tends to freak out his audience.
  • Parental Abandonment: Haruhiko’s mother left when she couldn’t stand his father anymore; the father in question is never seen at all, unlike the mom, the only thing known about him is that he seems to be an absolute workaholic, with the only care for Haruhiko being his living expenses.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Haruhiko Ichijo is a Chick Magnet, Bishōnen, Ordinary High-School Student in a world where supernatural creatures known as phantoms roam free. He joins a club where students accept jobs in handling phantoms, with his club being full of girls that make up his Battle Harem. He also possesses special ability to seal phantoms in his sketch book.
  • Summon Magic: Possesses the ability to banish and summon Phantoms. Though the results are adorable versions of them, he's able to call upon the Demon Lord Marchosias and the Great Old One Cthulhu.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In episode 7, he learns how to summon phantoms without his sketchbook and summons the Cthulhu.
    • Enigma points out that his ability to summon phantoms and copy other people memories, makes him one of the most powerful individuals on Earth. After regaining his powers, he quickly demonstrates she was right.

Ruru

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Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

A friendly Phantom that resembles a small, scantily clad girl. She seems to live with Haruhiko and follows him everywhere.


  • Canon Foreigner: She doesn't appear in the original light novels.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She often has these, since she's a Genki Girl and also not even human in the first place.
  • Disney Death: In Episode 10.
  • Fairy Companion: She resembles a fairy and follows Haruhiko just about everywhere.
  • Fairy Sexy: Ruru looks like a fairy and is an attractive young woman that wears revealing clothing.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to tease Haruhiko, often to his exasperation. The other Team E members aren't safe from her ribbing either.
  • Genki Girl: She's always cheerful and full of energy.
  • Head Pet: Ruru isn't a pet, but she does like to perch on Haruhiko's head.
  • Overly Long Name: Apparently, her full name is Rururaruri Rurararirararururirirari Rirararururararururararirari.
  • Psychological Projection: It turns out Ruru was born from Haruhiko, being a manifestation of the freewheeling personality he subconsciously suppressed. Her form is based on the cover character from the first book he loved as a child.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Ruru lives with Haruhiko, but doesn't seem to actually contribute anything to the household. She doesn't pay rent or help with chores, spending much of her time eating sweets and teasing Haruhiko instead.
  • Properly Paranoid: Of Koito during Episode 10 while under her human disguise as she's quite aware of her skill in sensing phantoms, and even more justified since another human-like phantom had shown in the episode prior.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even when braided, her hair reaches past her knees.
  • Stripperiffic: She clearly doesn't mind showing off as her outfit shows.
  • Sweet Tooth: Often seen munching on sweets.
  • Pointy Ears: Other than her size, her pointy ears are a pretty good indication she's not human.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light teal hair.

Mai Kawakami

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Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese), Amber Lee Connors (English)

A second year attending Hosea Academy and member of Team E. She is highly proficient in martial arts and has the ability to channel elemental forces through her body.


  • Action Girl: Mai is very physically capable, allowing her to fight Phantoms toe-to-toe with her martial arts skills.
  • Beauty Mark: She has two beauty marks, one under each eye.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest breasts of the girls and is the most physical as far as fighting.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She can jump to great heights and and inflict damage to phantoms by punching or kicking them. All of these is apparently due to the fact that she trains in martial arts. Though her special ability may play a part.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She never seems to like it when Haruhiko gets too close to another girl
  • Cute Bruiser: Takes care of the physical part of subduing Phantoms, with Haruhiko acting as support.
  • Destructive Savior: She often damages surrounding structures while fighting Phantoms, like the school clock.
  • Elemental Powers: Her powers are based on the Chinese five element philosophy (Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, Metal), fitting for a girl who practices a from of kempo.
  • Full-Contact Magic: To activate her ability, she must massage her hands over whichever body part is associated to a particular element (ex. water through her kidneys). She then channels the element through her hands, via martial arts.
  • Hair Decorations: Uses a blue ribbon to tie her ponytail.
  • In a Single Bound: She can easily jump several feet in the air with a single bound, allowing her to land impressive flying kicks.
  • Invocation: She states a specific incantation coupled by massaging a part of her body associated with a certain element in order to use her powers.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite her strength, she's willing to be a sister figure for Reina and takes care of Haruhiko when he becomes a young child despite it pushes her to her limits.
  • Kick Chick: A common attack of hers is a flying jump kick.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has mostly blonde hair with a pink tint at the tips.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Has a voluptuous figure and the anime emphasizes it greatly. Especially when she activates certain elemental abilities by massaging her breasts.
    • Mai's body is notably drawn as a "mature woman" like her teacher, Arisu Himeno: they both have proportional weight to accent their body curves. Reina and Koito follow the slimmer, more youthful standard of the other female students.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being able to jump astounding heights and distances and punch massive Phantoms across fields, Mai doesn't have much in the way of muscles. No one with her build should be able to achieve those feats. A possible explanation is it's a side-effect of her special ability.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Mai lives alone and seems to rely on the prizes from completing jobs in the Neural Error Corrections Club. It doesn't help that she often causes collateral damage to the surrounding area while fighting. Her payment usually ends up being used to pay for damages. Luckily for her, this starts to be subverted as Team E gains more members.
  • Purple Eyes: Her most striking feature besides her voluptuousness.
  • Waif-Fu: Mai has a very curvy body, yet her physical strength would require for Mai to be a walking fortress of budging muscles, her abilities and diligent training proportioned this result.

Reina Izumi

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Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Natalie Hoover (English)

A first year student that possesses an unusual power that allows her to seal Phantoms by eating them. She joins Team E after helping Haruhiko and Mai seal a group of limbo-dancing-electrical-poles-turned-Phantoms who seek reincarnation.


  • Big Eater: Reina is constantly hungry. She leaves a huge pile of bowls when Haruhiko treats her to lunch, and when she asks if the reward can be spent on things other than goods, it's because she wants to go to an all-you-can-eat buffet (her parents won't take her to one because they think it's disgraceful).
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When observing Haruhiko and Mai on their date, Reina develops a grumpy look on her face at times, such as in the movie theater, and angrily eats her popcorn when the two seem to be getting closer emotionally.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Reina's Phantom Eater ability is very powerful as she can eat up phantoms of any size. However, she can only eat weak phantoms or phantoms with no combat ability. Any phantom that is quite strong and can fight back has to be weakened and subdued first. This presents a problem as she has no combat ability. She also cannot use her ability if she is inside a phantom, like the cat mansion phantom. In addition, she will not eat a Phantom that looks unappetizing to her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She hasn't really gotten along well with her parents, especially when they discovered she had powers, since they consider anything to do with Phantoms shameful. In addition, Reina was traumatized quite badly when her older sister left to get away from their parents. Luckily after the incident with her Phantom parents, they begin to pay attention to how she feels more often as she states in episode 12.
  • Eating the Enemy: Eating phantoms with her vortex mouth is her main tactic in battle.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a small gold hairpin.
  • Finger-Suck Healing: Does this to Haruhiko after he cuts a finger. Her spit may actually have healing properties, since Haruhiko's finger stopped bleeding after she sucked on it. May, as in, she herself doesn't know if she has that kind of power; she sucked Haruhiko's finger pretty much instinctually, and it just healed.
    • As it turns out, she can heal by breathing on the injured person and licking/sucking the affected body part. She healed Koito after the latter was injured by the three-headed Phantom.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She makes a rather jealous-looking pouty face during Haruhiko and Mai's "date" in episode 3. Who she's jealous of isn't made entirely clear, but the end of the episode has her thinking to herself that she's never had a close bond with somebody like they do, and that she wishes to be closer to both of them.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: In episode 3, when Mai accuses her and Haruhiko (now referring to each other as "Reina-chan" and "Haruhiko-kun") of getting closer after they arrive at their gathering spot together, she rather nervously claims that they just met with each other by coincidence. While Haruhiko was also denying it, he looks a little hurt at how much more desperately she was denying.
  • Nice Girl: Described as a kind and caring girl. She actually seems like the girl who treats Haruhiko with the most respect (their Running Gag notwithstanding).
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Reina is from an affluent family, but doesn't seem to be very close to her parents. Her beloved older sister left home after repeatedly clashing with her parents. It seems that her only friends are the members of Team E.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Despite coming from a supposedly rich family, her parents don't give her an allowance. Her astounding appetite may have something to do with that.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her knees
  • Running Gag: Whenever Haruhiko gets into an embarrassing position with her, she'll have a Freak Out and sending him flying whilst yelling "Burei-mono!"Possible translation  It's happened 3 times, once an episode, to the point that her shout may very well be her catchphrase.
  • Shrinking Violet: Especially in her first appearance, which made her very uncomfortable when faced with Haruhiko's Motor Mouth. She's gotten a little better upon joining and spending time with Team E.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Comes from a rich family, and is probably the nicest girl shown.
  • Vacuum Mouth: To eat phantoms she open mouths and creates a vortex that sucks them inside of her.
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Koito Minase

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Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

A new transfer student with an powerful sound-based ability. Quiet and aloof, she tends to work alone.


  • The Ace: Koito is described as one of the most talented and powerful Phantom hunters ever, and she's often able to defeat Phantoms solo while everybody else has to work in teams.
    • She's also very good at detecting a Phantom's presence, and this isn't even a power, she's just that good at sensing them. The only instance she failed to sense a nearby phantom was when Ruru was disguised as a human.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a child, her powers manifested when her school rabbit hutch was attacked by a Phantom. Koito defeated the Phantom, but her newfound abilities caused significant damage to her school and scared her classmates, teachers and her parents. Eventually, the Phantom Control Agency had no choice but to remove her from her parents' custody.
  • Big Eater: Not as bad as Reina's, and only with sweets.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has the shortest hair of all of the female characters.
  • Broken Ace: While Koito is a powerful Phantom hunter, she's aloof, distant, and chooses not to have friends.
  • Bystander Syndrome: In episode 4, she observes Reina being spirited away by a Phantom bus, but does nothing to help. Later, she provides some information on the nature of the Phantom, but doesn't provide more assistance before walking away.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When attempting to woo the phantom out of the pool during episode eight, her attempted smile ends up looking like a Slasher Smile instead. Her hand motion also makes it seem as though she's challenging the phantom in a fight, rather than trying to call it over.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes and hair are both magenta in colour.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Is rather cold towards the others at first. But after they help her defeat the Monster of the Week during episode five, she starts warming up to them and joins them on more phantom hunts.
    • When attempting to smile in Episode 8, it came off as a Slasher Smile. The start of episode 11 shows her with a more natural smile when telling Reina she earned another trip to the all-you-can-eat buffet.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a small star hairpin.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: She prefers to be left alone and wears her headphones to block out others.
  • I Work Alone: Eventually subverted. She's reluctant to trust people after years of living on her own until she officially becomes part of Team E, though when she officially join them isn't elaborated on to the point that when Mai finally notices, she says it took her long enough.
  • Informed Ability: She's often described as one of the most powerful Phantom hunters ever, but in the first episode we see her fight in, Koito requires Haruhiko, Mai, and Reina's help in defeating the Phantom of the week.
    • When fighting the three-headed Phantom, her throat is damaged by one of its attacks. As a result, she is unable to use her ability and needs to be bailed out of trouble by Team E again.
    • To be fair, she handled the train Phantom from the beginning of episode 5 by herself. It just seems that the Phantoms that she encounters whenever Team E is involved tend to have some way to neutralize her special ability.
  • Invocation: She recites a really long one before using her powers.
  • It's Personal: In episode 5, she's even more adamant about working alone than usual because the target Phantom was the one that first caused her powers to be revealed. This gets subverted when its revealed that the current Phantom is a similar, but separate entity from the past one.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: It seems most phantoms have a way to negate her ability.
  • Logical Weakness: Her powerful sound ability is completely negated by antiphase soundwaves made by the security robot phantom. Also, anything that renders her unable to vocalize properly prevents her from using her ability. The three-headed Phantom was able to prevent Koito from fighting by exhaling a noxious cloud of green gas causing her to inhale irritants that hurt her throat.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her powers allow her to produce powerful effects through her voice.
  • No Social Skills: Justified due to having worked solo for so long, leaving her unsure how to react to others trying to talk with her aside from Team E. Best shown in Episode 12 where after taking a picture with some fans of hers, she's noticeably troubled by how she should feel about it.
  • Playing with Fire: She uses fire blast in episode 6.
  • The Quiet One: She hardly ever talks, since she's not really interested in making friends. Kind of justified considering her past. She gradually begins to walk out of this after Episode 5, and seems to have dropped it entirely as of Episode 10.
  • Sweet Tooth: The OVA shows she's quite found of sweets.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: She recites a really long Invocation when she uses her powers while in front of Phantoms she's about to subdue. Not one Phantom decides to attack her before she finishes her piece.
  • Tsundere: Despite repeatedly rejecting Haruhiko's help, she waits outside of his house to thank him after he helps seal the three-headed Phantom. She blushes and looks aside like she's embarrassed while doing so and abruptly leaves after saying her piece.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Highlighting her aloof personality.
  • The Unsmile: In Episode 8, to the point where it looks like she's cracking a Slasher Smile.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Considering she's supposed to be one of the best Phantom Hunters in Japan, she's become a frequent victim of it.
    • During Episode 2 the Monster of the Week was able to successfully analyse her power and use sound cancellation to nullify it.
    • During Episode 4 the Monster of the Week doused her with a noxious gas that irritated her throat and weakened her voice.
    • During Episode 8 she suffered from heat exhaustion caused by the Monster of the Week, reducing her stamina and causing a fainting spell.

Kurumi Kumamakura

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Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)

An elementary school student attending Hosea Academy. She carries a teddy bear called Albrecht, which she can command in battle.


  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Kurumi Kumamakura.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite being an elementary student with little Phantom Hunting experience, Mai and Koito immediately recognize her overwhelming potential. They both believe she's more than capable of keeping up with them on missions, and is only limited by her meek personality.
  • Canon Foreigner: She doesn't appear in the original light novels.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Kurumi can be spotted in earlier episodes. For example, she was spying on Team E while they were fighting the martial artist Phantoms.
  • Companion Cube: She will sometimes talk to Albrecht as if he were a human companion. He talks just fine in her Mental World.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She's the youngest member of the cast, with pigtails that resemble bunny ears.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Kurumi almost always has Albrecht with her, who functions both as a cuddly friend and as a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Albrecht is surprisingly quite the master of computer science and computer engineering.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Instead of being tied on the side or back of her head, her pigtails are located near the front. They're tied so that they droop over her face in a way that resembles long rabbit ears. How she can see with her pigtails hanging in front of her eyes is a mystery.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Normally Albrecht is just a small, cute teddy bear. When Kurumi uses her power, Albrecht grows in size and can easily punch large Phantoms into the sky.
  • Marionette Master: There are no strings on Albrecht, but Kurumi can command Albrecht to do her bidding with a spoken command.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kumamakura" = "bear pillow". Like, she's always hugging a teddy bear around.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Albrecht is named after the twelfth-century Margrave of Brandenburg a.k.a. Albert the Bear. Subverted in-universe as Kurumi states that not many people know who Margrave Albrecht was when Haruhito makes an exposition about Albrecht's name.
  • Security Blanket: Kurumi gets very anxious when she doesn't have Albrecht with her.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Although Kurumi is still in grade 4, she gets roped into helping Mai and the others fight the three-headed Phantom. Mai recruits her as a reserve member of Team E.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has lavender hair.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Albrecht is able to do anything Kurumi asks him to, as long as Kurumi believes he can successfully do it. This not only applies to close quarter combat, but technical skills like hacking.


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