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Characters Introduced in Season 1

Vincent "Vince" Light

Voiced by: Hayato Taya

One of the time-investigators participating in the Cambria Project. He's super-enthusiastic about going to earth and meeting with all the different ancient animals. He has a BMS which specializes in speed (once upgraded in the second season), and frequently uses shark biomimetics

  • All-Loving Hero: He's incredibly caring and idealistic. As opposed to Hanna, who's distrustful towards Wendy, Vince is simply thrilled to have her as an ally. He's even willing to reason with Evol and give him a second chance.
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  • Blue Is Heroic: Definitely his image color, and he is the main hero. He's the type of hero who has to rely on intelligence and kindness just as much as strength.
  • Fragile Speedster: Especially in shark mode. The "fragile" part is dealt with when Parker combines it with abalone biomimetics.
  • Genki Guy: He's always running around and getting excited over something.
  • Idiot Hero: Mainly because he acts before he thinks. It's got him into trouble more than once.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: His color scheme and Hanna's, down to their BMS.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Though by this point, Evol was already basically defeated, Vince throws out quite a speech in the season 2 finale, which is enough to make him consent for the time being.

Hanna Anning

Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa

One of the time-investigators participating in the Cambria Project. She is a level-headed strategist with a love for sweets. She has a BMS which specializes in locating (once upgraded in the second season). She frequently uses biomimetics of "gross" creatures.


  • Action Girl / Faux Action Girl: Unfortunately, flip-flops between this. She has her moments of awesome, but has to be saved by Vince regularly. Her Butt-Monkey status is probably partially to blame for how often she needs rescuing, though.
  • Awesome by Analysis: She's a very good strategizer who can come up with plans on the spot. Especially notable when she calculates exactly how to get to the Lost Code in shipworm mode.
  • Butt-Monkey: Typically, she can't catch a break, whether she's forced to use biomimetics of a gross animal or her plans backfire on her epically.
  • Flower Motifs: Her main subplot in the first season involved taking care of a cactus which she hopes would bloom flowers. Notably, her name sounds close to the Japanese word "hana", meaning "flower".
  • Friendly Rival: With Wendy. They actually make a great team, but there's a slight antagonistic edge to their friendship, especially when it comes to sweets.
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  • Gamer Chick: She became quite skilled at the simulator game.
  • Idiot Ball: Gets slammed with one late into the first season, when she and Vince decide to run a time-investigation without Parker or Morris, and it almost costs her her life. Vince is always reckless, but in Hanna's case she really should have known better.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Her color scheme and Vince's, down to their BMS.
  • Sweet Tooth: She's always looking for desert after a mission.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates any kind of "gross" animal... And unfortunately ends up needing to use their biomimetics quite a bit.


Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi

A tester Pikaia, developed by professor Parker. He is needed to extract the Lost Code data from various ancient creatures. Pikaia can only live in water, and appears elsewhere as a hologram.

The Pikaia which appears in the second season is actually an alternate version, using the data from the original.

  • Babies Ever After: Both versions of the tester Pikaia have babies at the end of each season. Whether biologically possible or not.
  • Informed Species: Looks nothing like a real Pikaia,
  • Lab Pet: Essentially serves as one to the Cambria Project researchers.
  • Official Couple: The original Pikaia mates with an actual Pikaia. The second one, made from the original's data ends up with Black Pikaia in the season 2 finale.
  • Pokémon Speak: All it can say is its name.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Much cuter than an actual Pikaia, which the show itself even notes

Andrew Parker

Voiced by: Toru Okawa

The scientist in charge of the Cambria Project. While somewhat absent-minded, he is still quite a genius and well-respected.

  • Platonic Life-Partners: He and Irma are close long-time friends, without a shred of shiptease to their relationship.
  • Supporting Leader: He's the one actually in charge of the time-investigations, but not the main character.


Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

A scientist who works for Professor Parker, and assists with the time-investigations. He appears to be cold and serious.In the second season, he takes Parker's position and leads the investigations.

  • Becoming the Mask: Though he started off as just a mole for the enemy, he realizes he actually likes helping with the time-investigations, and joins in for real.
  • The Gadfly: He seems to enjoy teasing the Elfin girls, though they retaliate just as much.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Alhough he keeps it in a braid in the second season, so it appears shorter than it really is.
  • The Mole: All along, he was just gathering information about the time investigations for Frazer.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Even in the second season, when he's firmly on the heroes' side.
  • Stoic Spectacles: His glasses are basically his charm point, and he seems very cool and stoic at first (in the show proper. He's much hammier in the lecture segments.)


Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita

The current president. While not directly involved with the Cambria Project, she is an old colleague of Parker's, and wants to trust in their capabilities.

  • Iron Lady: Well as president, she can't be a pushover after all.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She and Parker are close long-time friends, without a shred of shiptease to their relationship.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's willing to look at all sides of a story, and not pass quick judgment either way.


Voiced by: Tetsu Inada

The vice president, under Irma. He is a strong advocate of the Interstellar Immigration plan, which would require having humanity inhabit other planets rather than return to earth. He becomes frustrated with Parker's plans, and tries to sabotage them.

In the second season, he goes off into space, captaining a ship.

  • The Captain: In the second season, he becomes captain of the Interstellar Immigration fleet. And he's extremely devoted to the job.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the second season, where he starts to support the time-investigations from afar.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge guy to Wendy's tiny girl. Frazer is large and brutish looking, while Wendy is certainly older than she looks. The exact nature of their relationship is vague, but is seems they respect each other, most of the time.
  • Hypocrite: He criticizes Parker for sending children on time-investigations, then sends out Wendy to go after them.
  • Insistent Terminology: Just call him "Captain Frazer," okay?
  • It's All About Me: In the first season, to the extent that he forcefully tries to sabotage the Cambrian Project because he feels it's taking resources that could be used for his preferred plan for humanity. He gets better.
  • Large Ham: Especially in the second season. He gets -loud-. Even the normally collected Irma seems intimidated.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He does believe his plan of Interstellar Integration will save mankind. The issue is the lengths he'll go to make sure that plan is the only one actually followed. Like attacking children.

Wendy Owen

Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka

An assistant of Frazer and Irma. She later pilots a BMS of her own, following Frazer's orders. She can be very arrogant and aggressively violent.

She joins the time-investigation team in the second season. She has a BMS which specializes in power.

  • Action Girl: In the second season, she's a vital addition to the time-investigation team.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: She wears cat-ears while in her BMS.
  • Anime Hair: Her first season hairstyle is utterly ridiculous. Each side of her hair has a braided loop, one side aiming upward and the other down.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She uses a power-type BMS as it is, allowing her to, say... dig a massive crater in seconds. When she get resulin thanks to biomimetics, she becomes even more monstrous.
  • Cute and Psycho: Adorable and actually pretty girly, but she's also vindictive and violently strong. When she's defeated in the first season, her eyes actually glow red.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Cold and mostly stoic in the first season, but she definitely starts warming up to Vince and Hanna, seeing them as True Companions.
  • Friendly Rival: With Hanna. They actually make a great team, but there's a slight antagonistic edge to their friendship, especially when it comes to sweets.
  • Good Costume Switch: She goes from dressing in black to white after her Heel–Face Turn. Even her BMS goes from black to white.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the second season, where she becomes a time-investigator alongside Vince and Hanna.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny girl to Frazer's huge guy. Frazer is large and brutish looking, while Wendy is certainly older than she looks. The exact nature of their relationship is vague, but is seems they respect each other, most of the time.
  • Little Miss Badass: Despite her appearance, she's the toughest of the time-investigation team.
  • Sweet Tooth: Though not quite as obsessed as Hanna, she still loves sweets.

Characters Introduced in Season 2

Edward Edwards

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama

A former colleague of Parker, Irma and Frazer. He conducts research on Jupiter Europa, but is also interested in the Cambria Project.

  • Big Bad: He's actually Evol.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He's extremely jaded about the possibilities existing in the current world, having his life work end up a failed experiment that was then shut down by the government. Thus, he thinks it would be better if the current humans were wiped out, so that in the future there could be superior, evolved humans.
  • Evil Former Friend: He used to work closely with Parker, Irma, and Frazer.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: His goal is to make humans go extinct, therefore giving a chance for a new, greater human evolution in the future.
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  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like everyone else in this show, his ultimate goal is to give humanity a better future. However, his plan requires killing everyone first.

Will and Harry

Voiced by: Ryo Nishitani (Will), Wataru Takahashi (Harry)
Two assistants to Morris.

  • Bridge Bunnies: Male examples. They basically sit behind computers and assist Morris.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Will has them. As the only one out of the trio (with Morris) not to have them, Harry seems a bit out of the loop.
  • Those Two Guys: Might get a funny moment now and then, but not much more to their characters than this.

Black Pikaia

A tester Pikaia who accompanies Evol.


Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka
A mysterious BMS. He is also collecting Lost Code data for his own objectives. His ultimate goal is to turn the Big Five extinction events into the Big Six, this time wiping out humanity.

  • Big Bad: He's the most dangerous villain in the show to date, whom all the other characters work together to oppose.
  • Evil Counterpart: To all the time-divers, but especially Vince. He even notes that the two are similar.
  • Not So Different: He tries this with Vince, hoping to get him to join him.

Characters Appearing Only in the Lecture Segments

Elfin (Rie, Miyuu and Mii)

Voiced by: Rie Hanafusa, Miyuu Tsuji, Mii Takahashi
  • As Himself: They're supposed to be the people who sung the OP and ED for the first season. They still appear in S2, despite not performing any of the music for that season.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Rie is blue, Miyuu is green, Mii is red.
  • The Ditz: All of them are. Sometimes to face-palm inducing levels, as they seem to watch the episodes and still have no idea what happened half the time.
  • Idol Singer: All three of them, again. They're actually the singers of the OP and ED in season 1.

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