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  • Animal Motif: Unsurprisingly, all of them are associated with the animal their Anima came from—Cooro with crows, Husky with fish, Senri with bears and Nana with bats.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The basic idea of how you get an Anima to begin with.
    • Nana's father used to beat her and her mother and when she accidentally stabbed him with sewing scissors he chased her through the forest and tried to kill her.
    • Husky was bullied by his half-siblings and watched his mother deal with the same abuse from her fellow queens. Then, Lady Dylana tried to kill him to give her son a claim to the throne, and as he escaped with his newly formed Anima, he was caught by a fisherman and sold to the circus.
    • Senri was attacked by a demonic bear spirit whilst hunting with his father, who, after killing said spirit to save him, was then possessed and became a rampaging beast. Senri ended up having to kill him with his own hand...at the age of eight.
    • As for Cooro, his mother died while pregnant with him and as per the customs of her village, her body was left for the crows to eat. As the crows were scavenging her body, however, Cooro burst out and tried to fly with them.
  • Family of Choice: To each other, natch.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: Barring Nana, obviously, the group has this dynamic—Cooro is the Hunter, being wide-eyed and youthful; Husky is the Lord, being the one who tries to keep everything together; and Senri is the Prophet, soft-spoken and introverted.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: A trait of all +Anima.
  • True Companions: Oh heck yes. These kids love and care for each other just like a family, with all of them seperately turning down the chance to have a permanent home so they can keep traveling together.
  • Walking the Earth: Pretty much what they're doing for the majority of the series. While the final chapter has them settle down at Harden and Margaret's house, the author notes that this isn't likely to be permanent.
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    Cooro 
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A young crow +Anima and the series' main protagonist.


  • The Ace: The most skilled in using his Anima, probably because he was born with it. Later turns out to be a Broken Ace as well.
  • Adorkable: His naive personality makes him very lovable.
  • All-Loving Hero: Always willing to help people out.
  • Big Eater: Boy, does Cooro love to eat!
  • Bishōnen: Not on Husky's level, but he's still prettier than your average teenage boy.
  • Break the Cutie: Thanks a lot, Fly.
  • Characterization Marches On: Was a bit more beligerent in the Parallel Works chapters.
  • Creepy Crows: What he's associated with. His actual personality averts this.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His giant crow wings often lead to him being mistaken for a harbinger of death or ill fortune. This usually ends when he starts talking.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: During his suicide attempt in the final volume.
  • The Ditz: Lampshaded by Husky. A lot. Though subverted, as Cooro has moments where he's very insightful and, as revealed in chapters 9-10, he has a surprising understanding of the physics of flight.
  • Extreme Doormat: Played for drama. No matter what he does, if someone wants him to do something, he'll gladly do it, even if it hurts him and without ever even thinking about how it will affect him. Fly has been taking advantage of this for years and Husky talks Cooro out of killing himself by telling him to stop being a doormat and treat himself as well as he treats everyone else.
  • Fatal Flaw: His biggest one is his Extreme Doormat status, which Husky lampshades in the final volume, noting that no matter what, Cooro will always seek to please others and do what they want, without ever thinking of what he wants. He's also way too trusting for his own good. And Fly exploits both of these flaws as much as he can.
  • The Heart: Possibly moreso than Nana!
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Husky...maybe.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently pretty good at singing.
  • Keet: Super energetic, probably having to do with the fact that he's part-bird.
  • Kiddie Kid: Cooro is easily the most childish of the group, being easily excitable and having short attention span. Husky says he's like a three-year old.
  • Nice Guy: Always trying to help people. Kind of deconstructed too, though, as it leads to him being a little too trusting of people and far too eager to please.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Nana.
  • Sensor Character: To a limited degree. He's somehow able to tell whether or not someone else has an Anima, which is why Fly uses him to recruit test subjects.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's a cheerful guy, but there's a lot of sadness he's hiding underneath that smile.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apples!
  • Winged Humanoid: His Anima, of course.

    Husky 
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A fish +Anima and the first major character Cooro meets, working at a traveling circus as a "mermaid princess".


  • Ambiguous Gender: Parodied. He's definitely a boy, something he makes abundantly clear, but his ridiculously gorgeous and feminine appearance makes pretty much everyone who meets him question this.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Well, between the crossdressing, the Ho Yay with Cooro and the hatred of girls...
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In order to snap Cooro out of killing himself, he says this:
    Husky: What about you, Cooro!? Try telling us what you want for once!
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT mistake him for a girl. And especially don't flirt with/hit on him after doing so.
  • Bishōnen: Oh boy. This kid gets mistaken for a girl so often that even his best friends question him sometimes.
  • The Dandy: For a teenage boy, he's surprisingly fond of jewelry and fancy clothes.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: To the point that his first job was a crossdressing gig. Heck, even his friends question him sometimes!
  • Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: He doesn't like girls, with his excuse being that he was teased for his feminine appearance. We later learn that it has more to do with a female relative trying to murder him. He warms up to Nana just fine, though. Kind of.
  • Fatal Flaw: Has a slight issue with Pride and Anger.
  • Ironic Fear: Played for drama; he's often noted to have a fear of drowning, due to the incident that got him his +Anima in the first place.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He cares deeply for his friends despite being so abrasive.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: In his youth.
  • Mystical White Hair: His hair is a silvery color and he has animal shapeshifting powers.
  • Only Sane Man: Sometimes.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: His Anima manifests in a way that makes him look like a merman.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Frequently with Nana. Borders on Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Team Dad: Along with Nana, he generally tries to keep everyone from going crazy.
  • Tsundere: Toward Nana and Cooro.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Word of God states that Husky's the only member of the group who averts this; he has preferences, but he doesn't have a set favorite.
  • Trauma Button: Husky's fear of drowning means he tends to have this happen to him when he's forced underwater, which usually leads to him shifting reflexively. Played for Laughs at one point in the Hot Springs Episode, where he simply soaks in lukewarm water and his tail sprouts without him meaning to, pissing him off.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite his feminine appearance, he has a gravelly voice, from which he gets his name.

    Senri 
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A bear +Anima who was first seen protecting a small town called Abon from the greedy Garrison Gang.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: His quirks could hint at him having something diagnosable, though this might be the demonic possession talking.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Usually averted. He's a friendly guy, until you mess with his friends. However, without his eyepatch to keep it in check his Anima can drive him into a bloodthirsty rampage.
  • Beary Friendly: In general, he's this, being kind and soft-spoken.
  • Berserk Button: Don't steal his flower book, don't hurt his friends and, as Kazana learned the hard way, don't disrespect Lady Crystala.
  • The Big Guy: He's the biggest, tallest and strongest of the group.
  • Bishōnen: A more masculine example than most, but he's still pretty enough to qualify.
  • Chick Magnet: In his first appearance, the ladies of Abon all absolutely love him, Rose had a thing for him for a while, and even Nana seemed to be crushing on him early in the story.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: At first glance, he seems like the standard tall, dark and stoic character, but dig a little deeper and you find that he's a bit...strange.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Well, more like Eyepatch of Limiting Power.
  • Friend to All Children: Children love the guy. Although downplayed (and possibly justified) because technically he's a kid too (he's sixteen/seventeen years old).
  • Friend to All Living Things: He loves plants for one thing.
  • Gentle Giant: He's the tallest and strongest, but he's also sweet as can be.
  • Iconic Item: His flower collecting book.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has very long hair and is a total cutie.
  • Missing Mom: While we know his father is dead, Senri's mother is never even mentioned.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Handsome, kindhearted, has a few Shirtless Scenes and has been shown to have a fair amount of admirers in-universe and out.
  • Nice Guy: One of the friendliest and most chivalrous characters in the cast.
  • Not So Stoic: He perks up when in Crystala's presence and gets very pissed when in Kazana's.
  • Papa Wolf: He may be a Gentle Giant, but if you mess with his friends, he will show no mercy.
  • Patricide: Had to kill his own father at 8-years-old to stop him from rampaging after Amurui possessed him.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely speaks, and when he does people tend to be surprised. Cooro suggest that he hates talking, his admirers in Abon think he's shy.
  • Ship Tease: With Rose.
  • Supreme Chef: He's very good at cooking. Early in the manga, he manages to make a snake taste good.
  • Terse Talker: In the rare times he does talk, it's usually in very short (sometimes one word) sentences.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He likes honey. And yes it is partly because he's part bear.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his friends and Lady Crystala.
  • Used to Be More Social: Before Amurui messed up his brain, he was as much a Cheerful Child as Cooro is.
  • Wolverine Claws: But only on his right hand.
  • Younger Than They Look: Would you seriously believe that he's only about 17-years-old?

    Nana Alba 
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A bat +Anima and the last major character we meet, living in the underground of a town called Octopus and ostracized by the girls who also live there.


  • Action Girl: Despite being more passive than the others, she's still capable of holding her own.
  • Characterization Marches On: She was a bit more mature in the Parallel Works chapters.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Tries to be this at one point. She fails hilariously.
  • Covert Pervert: Downplayed, but she seems to have a weakness for attractive boys.
    Nana: (after Husky scolds her for not stunning a guy they were chasing) And besides, he was so cute! I couldn't possibly stun him!
  • Cowardly Lion: A bit more panicky than her friends, but she can be brave when she has to be.
  • The Cutie: She's so dang adorable!
  • Gold Digger: Played for laughs as she has the very lofty life goal of marrying into a rich family someday. She even considers marrying Husky because he's rich!
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has brownish blonde hair and is a total sweetheart.
  • The Heart: One of the kindest members of the group. That's not to say she doesn't have a dark side, though...
  • Ironic Fear: Lampshaded by Husky at one point—she's part-bat, but is also afraid of dark forests, a habitat bats are known to frequent and that, due to her powers, she should have no problem traveling through. Like Husky, it's played for drama and justified because of her backstory.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Mostly towards Husky, but Nana's far more sassy than one would expect at first glance.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: One of her Anima abilities is a sonic screech that can stun anyone who hears it. The problem is, she's not very good at controlling this ability.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Parodied; she's WAY too young to be a straight example, but she tries anyway during her brief stunt as "Phantom Thief Nana".
  • Nice Girl: Though like Cooro, she can be a little too nice for her own good.
  • Pride: She can occasionally display this, which Husky is usually quick to mock.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only girl among the main cast.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Frequently with Husky. Borders on Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Superpower Lottery: Combining flight, sonic screams, echolocation and superhuman hearing makes her Anima the most versatile in the main cast, if not the series.
  • Team Mom: Even moreso in the unserialized version of the story in the second volume, where she can be seen scolding Cooro for trying to eat something off the ground.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Rose's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Baked goods, especially bread.
  • Trauma Button: Doesn't like being in dark forests for too long.
  • Tsundere: Of the DereDere variety—she's generally sweet, kind and nurturing, but she's shown a few times to have a manipulative, prideful side. Her "Tsun" tendencies usually come out when she's around Husky.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has bat-like wings as part of her anima.

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Supporting characters

    Rose 
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A young woman the group meets who turns out to be a cat +Anima.


    Pinion 

Rose's little brother.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: He doesn't talk much, he has a photographic memory and can perfectly replicate said memory through his drawings.
  • Distressed Dude: Held captive by the Research Institute in an effort to use his Photographic Memory as a means of spying on opponents. He's saved by the combined efforts of Rose, our heroes and Magdala.
  • Identical Stranger: Well, kind of. He's a lot like Senri, though he's much younger.
  • Photographic Memory: Has one and he records it through drawings. He's actually experimented on for a while because of it, which his sister does not take well.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely speaks.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He and Rose look similar, though obviously he's younger and a boy.

    Igneous Giesrieg 
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Commander of the Astarian army. He isn't fond of +Anima.


  • Childhood Friends: With Fly.
  • Enemy Mine: He ends up allying himself, at least somewhat reluctantly, with Kim-Un-Kur at one point. He manages to be surprisingly civil with them, though he's still noticeably tense.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against +Anima and Kim-Un-Kur (Senri's people).
  • Freudian Excuse: His grandfather was killed by a +Anima that also happened to be a Kim-Un-Kur. Ouch.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's more reasonable than one would expect.

    Harden 

A well-known blacksmith first introduced when Igneous demanded weaponry from him.


  • Back for the Finale: He and Margaret appear in the final chapter, with the kids deciding to live with them for a while.
  • The Blacksmith: Was well sought out for his swordcrafting skills, but he retired from making weapons due to seeing them be used for cruel purposes. Now he only makes domestic things, like shears, kitchen knives, etc. things with practical uses...which several soldiers end up admitting are still very well crafted.
  • Cool Old Guy: In general, the way he is towards both the main kids and his wife.
  • Declaration of Protection: Considers himself Margaret's guardian.
  • Happily Married: To Margaret. Their life is so content that Margaret's Anima faded.
  • Nice Guy: Holds no ill will toward +Anima.
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    Margaret 

Harden's wife and a former deer +Anima.


    Marca Brighton 

A young woman who is fascinated by +Anima.


    Lady Crystala 

A peddler woman from Sailand who hopes for the independence of enslaved +Anima in Sailand.


  • Bifauxnen: Frequently disguises herself as a beautiful man and looks very similar to her twin brother the King of Sailand.
  • Cool Aunt: To Husky, whom she taught how to fight.
  • Happiness in Slavery: An interesting case. Many of her slaves, especially Daisy and Senri, display Undying Loyalty to her, but to even call them slaves would actually be a bit of a stretch, as Crystala allows them as much freedoms as she can and doesn't force them to work for her, as well as granting them freedom to leave if they no longer want to work for her. They're so happy in her service, that one vivid memory a colleague of hers had was them getting nervous when she ordered them to remove their collars on their way to Astaria , worried that she was going to abandon them.
  • Heir Club for Men: Revealed to be the reason Crystala can't just reform Sailand's system herself despite being the king's sister, as only men can inherit the throne. This is why she ends up having to prevent Kazana from enacting his plan to assassinate the king.
  • The Mentor: Taught Husky how to fight with a staff when he was a kid.
  • Old Friend: To Senri and Husky. She's the one who gave the former his book and eyepatch and the one who taught the latter how to fight with a staff.
  • Parental Substitute: Despite Nana's assumptions that it's something else, Crystala very clearly acts like a mom to Senri.
  • Rebellious Princess: Implied; as the King's twin sister, she's royalty, though it's implied that due to Sailand's laws of succession, she doesn't have the power he has and thus can't change the system herself. Hence, she ran away and started up her caravan, hoping to make life better for the +Anima in Sailand.
  • Sympathetic Slave Owner: Despite owning slaves herself, she truly disapproves of slavery and despite being related to royalty, the laws of Sailand make her incapable of reforming the system herself. It's implied that part of the reason she buys slaves in the first place is to ensure that they don't end up in the hands of someone cruel and she notes that while she doesn't agree with the status quo, she has to go along with it as there's no way currently to change the system. Additionally, it's implied that when she buys slaves, she also buys them their freedom, as she tells Cooro and Nana that they can leave whenever they like if they don't wish to join her caravan.

    Daisy 

A coyote +Anima and one of Crystala's slaves.


  • Animal Motifs: Energetic and loyal, fitting perfectly with her status as a canine +Anima.
  • Berserk Button: Disrespecting Lady Crystala is one, but implying that she herself doesn't willingly work with Crystala is an even bigger one.
  • Genki Girl: Very energetic.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Played with; Daisy adores Crystala and is quite offended at the idea that Nana and Cooro wouldn't want to join her caravan. That said, to call her situation "slavery" at this point would be kind of a stretch, as Crystala most certainly does not treat her this way. Indeed, Daisy does not quite see herself as one (which pleases Crystala) and is insulted by Kazana's insinuation that she doesn't serve Crystala by choice.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She obtains a tail and coyote ears upon shifting.
  • The Nose Knows: It's implied that one of the perks to her being a coyote +Anima is having a keen sense of smell.
  • Undying Loyalty: Befitting a canine +Anima, she's quite loyal to Crystala.

    Ed 

A slave trader who works with Lady Crystala sometimes.


  • Hidden Depths: When first introduced, he comes off as a Jerkass and tries to buy Senri, but later on, it's implied that he agrees with Lady Crystala.
  • Lovable Rogue: Seems to fancy himself one.

    Kazana 

A hawk +Anima and one of Lady Crystala's former slaves.


  • Animal Motifs: Birds of prey like hawks are symbols of strength and justice, fitting with his fight for equality. Hawks however, are usually seen as less noble than animals like eagles, reminding us that Kazana is also an extremist who may end up doing more harm than good.
  • Disney Death: Seemingly killed by the King, but survives...much to Senri's dismay.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Due to his anima manifesting as having talons for feet.
  • Freudian Excuse: His reason for defecting from Crystala was the discovery that she is related to the king, leading him to believe that she had the means to change the system herself but didn't. The truth is more complicated than that, though.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Gains not only wings, but also hawklike talons on his feet.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: A boy with hawk powers and a strong sense of justice.
  • The Rival: Senri doesn't like him at all.
  • Undying Loyalty: In a way, Kazana never truly lost this for Crystala, with his plan being to not only kill the king, but put Crystala on the throne in his place. Crystala notes that this will backfire on him, as it is the eldest son of the king that inherits the throne, not the king's sibling, and the king has many sons to choose from if the eldest son dies.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Hoped to assassinate Sailand's king in order to obtain justice for his fellow +Anima and put Crystala on the throne in his place. Crystala points out to him how this will undoubtedly backfire on him, as not only will it make the public more convinced that +Anima are violent and need to be controlled, but Crystala can't inherit the throne because Sailand's laws of succession make it impossible for her.
  • Winged Humanoid: Being another bird +Anima, this is to be expected.

    Lady Marein 

One of the Sailand King's many wives and Husky's mother.


  • Good Parents: She loves Husky dearly and despite her happiness at reuniting with him, is willing to let him leave Sailand for his own sake, knowing that his status as a +Anima will lead to his persecution.
  • The High Queen: Implied to be a benevolent queen and truly loves her son.
  • Never Suicide: A variant; when Dylana tried to murder Husky, she spread a rumor that he killed himself. Marerin, however, didn't believe her, as she notes that Husky would never have killed himself, and is implied to have been constantly showing suspicion of her fellow queen for a long time.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Double subverted. She gazes upon Husky with shock when she sees him alive...then orders the guards to "sieze him". THEN she treats him and his friends to a nice meal and asks him questions to see if he's really her son, which he confirms to her.

    Prince Keane 

One of Husky's half-brothers and the next in line to be King of Sailand.


  • The Bully: Bullied Husky relentlessly, usually about his voice and feminine looks.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: You can't help but wonder why he'd pick on Husky for looking like a girl when he looks pretty feminine himself.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He started regretting his bullying after Husky seemingly committed suicide.
  • Spoiled Brat: Started out as one. This changed after Husky's "suicide".

    Lady Dylana 

Keane's mother. Another one of the King's wives, who had a fierce rivalry with Lady Marerin.


  • Alpha Bitch: Really did not like Lady Marerin and Husky even says that the two bullied each other.
  • Evil Aunt: Well, sort of this to Husky. Wanting Keane to inherit the throne instead of Husky, she tried to drown him in a pond and told everyone he committed suicide. This is why Husky became a +Anima.
  • Karma Houdini: No one ever really finds out that she tried to murder Husky and thus, she's never punished for it. Although her son is likely not going to follow in her footsteps now that he knows the truth.

    Fly Greena Aight 
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A researcher who seems to know an awful lot about Cooro.


  • Asshole Victim: After what he put Cooro through, it's hard to feel any sympathy for him when he falls to his death.
  • Big Bad: By the end of the story, he's the closest thing to a major villain we've got.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Beneath his kindhearted exterior, he's a selfish creep.
  • Brainy Brunette: While there's only one picture of him that's in color (and it's of him as a child), it reveals that he has brown hair.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A highly intelligent researcher who still calls his childhood friend by a childish nickname.
  • Childhood Friends: With Igneous.
  • Composite Character: Of Greena Eito and Mr. Gates from the pre-serialization "Parallel" stories, having Greena's appearance and name and Gates' personality.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls to his death after Cooro's Anima fades from him.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His interactions with Cooro are disturbingly similar to the actions of a child molester.
  • Expy: A researcher who looks and acts remarkably similar to him (minus the whole being evil thing) appears in the non-serialized version of the story the author posted in volume two. It seems this researcher was a bit of a prototype for him.
  • Fatherly Scientist: Subverted; he acts like this toward Cooro, but really he's doing it as a means to a selfish end.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He seems like a relatively nice guy, but then he turns out to be a selfish manipulative asshole.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and is an utterly despicable human being.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Smiles as he falls to his doom, asking Blanca if she's as happy as he is that they got to fly together. It's implied that she's happier about him falling.
  • It's All About Me: Can't be bothered to care when his actions lead Cooro to suicidal depression.
  • Karmic Death: Fly wanted to...well, fly, right? Well he got to. Very briefly. Then, down, down, down he went.
  • Kick the Dog: "Yes, you have no mother or father. You were made by me and Aaron." Just to clarify, this revelation was not only a lie, it turned Cooro into an Empty Shell.
  • Mad Scientist: Wants to become a +Anima so he can fly with Blanca.
  • Manipulative Bastard:Manipulates Cooro every chance he can get.
  • Never Found the Body: Marca, Fly's assistant, says that he has gone missing.
  • Nice Guy: Seems like a pretty friendly guy. Turns out he's actually Faux Affably Evil.
  • Pride Before a Fall: An actual fall even.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: The first time we see him, he has these.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: To Cooro. Dear God, poor Cooro...
  • Stoic Spectacles: Although they're more like Four Eyes, Zero Soul.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A flashback reveals that Fly used to be a genuinely kind child with a strong love of science and research. He kept the latter, not so much the former...
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing too much about him spoils a major aspect of his character.

One-shot Characters

    The Ringmaster 


    The Village of Abon 


  • Cool Old Guy: The elder.
  • Fangirls: Many of the female residents are very sweet on Senri.
  • Supreme Chef: Abon is famous for its cuisine.
  • Token Good Teammate: They're among the few people who accept the presence of a +Anima, in this case, Senri, because he protects their town from the Garrison Gang. When the Garrison Gang leaves, Senri doesn't have much of a reason to stay anymore.

    The Garrison Gang 


  • Arc Villain: Of Senri's introduction.
  • Greed: They believe Abon is full of gold and thus they want to take over the place.
  • The Mafia: They give off vibes of this.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: The leader has one, or at least, she does the limp wrist to the face pose when she laughs.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The leader is revealed to be a supremely beautiful woman.
  • Smug Snake: The leader believes Abon Weed and Gold Indicator Weed to be one and the same and thus comes to the conclusion that Abon is full of gold. She's proven wrong at the end, as Abon Weed is actually completely different from Gold Indicator Weed—their leaves are similar but their flowers are different.

    Delly's group 


  • Amazon Brigade: All of them are girls and Delly mentions that there are no boys allowed in their clubhouse. They make an exception for Cooro, Senri and Husky after Senri saves one of her friends.
  • Anti-Villain: They're not bad people, but Delly hates +Anima out of jealousy and treats Nana fairly harshly. She comes around at the end.
  • Arc Villain: Of Nana's introduction...kind of.
  • The Artful Dodger: All of them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Delly displayed this toward +Anima, though it turned out to be mainly due to jealousy.

    Lady Beena 


  • Animal Motifs: Bees. Beena Village is famous for its honey and she not only dresses similarly to a bee, but also wears perfume made out of their honey.
  • Arc Villain: Briefly, when it seems she's gonna feed Cooro to her monstrously transformed son. It turns out that 1. He didn't transform and 2. It's implied she was going to feed him the honey Cooro brought, not Cooro himself.
  • Good All Along: The story claims at first that when her son Gil turned into a giant bee +Anima, he devoured all of the servants and she decided to appease him by feeding him passers-by who enter the village or people delivering honey. It turns out the servants fled from the household one by one after Gil's "transformation", Lady Beena was only feeding "Gil" the honey that people brought and Gil didn't transform at all—the giant bee was a creature from an egg he found in the manor's basement.
  • Mama Bear: Even after Gil's transformation into a giant bee, she declares that she refuses to leave him behind. She's also relieved when she discovers that he never transformed in the first place.

    Gil Beena 


  • Beauty to Beast: A handsome young aristocrat who suddenly became a horrifying, inhuman bee +Anima. Except he didn't!
  • Bee Afraid: Upon becoming a bee +Anima, Gil eventually lost his humanity and became a horrible, giant, maneating bee monster. Or so the people thought. As it turns out, the monster wasn't Gil at all—it was a giant bug that hatched from an egg he and his servant Milt discovered and he asked Milt to look after it while he fetched some researchers to find out what it is. Milt ran off when the creature got too big for him to handle and it managed to get into Gil's room after escaping the basement, prompting Lady Beena to think it was her son.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He had suddenly become a gigantic bee monster; doubles as a relatively small Giant Flyer. While the transformation part turned out to be false, there still was a giant bug monster involved.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He became a maneater after his transformation. Except he didn't transform and the monster, as it turns out, likes to eat honey rather than people.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Not only does it turn out Gil never transformed, but the monster itself doesn't eat humans—the servants of the manor fled after it showed up, they weren't eaten, and it was chasing after Cooro to eat the honey he was holding.
  • Walking Spoiler: There is a twist related to Gil's story that's ruined if you know too many spoilers.

    Milt 


    Shadow 


  • Condescending Compassion: He thinks he's on the receiving end of this when he discovers that Cooro can fly. He realizes soon after that it's not so and apologizes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted, which is interesting in a series like this—he's angry when Cooro turns out to be a bird +Anima, but not because he hates +Anima; it's because he was trying to build a glider so he could help his family out more easily, and discovering that Cooro (who offered to help him with this goal) could fly on his own the whole time made Shadow feel like he was being lied to and insulted. He apologizes when Cooro flies in to save him during a storm.
  • Farm Boy: His family owns a goat farm.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Downplayed; he's working on making a glider.
  • Interspecies Friendship: At the end of his introduction, it's revealed that his "sisters" are actually a group of goats from his family's farm. He states that he still loves them like they were his actual sisters, though.
  • My Greatest Failure: The reason he's making a glider is because some time ago, one of his sisters fell ill and he couldn't get to her with medicine in time, leading to her death. This is only slightly mitigated by the fact that his "sister" was actually a goat, though as he states at the end of his arc, he views his family's goats as being like family to him so the emotional impact is still there.
  • Nice Guy: He does blow up at Cooro when he discovers he could fly the whole time he was helping him with a glider, but despite this he's shown to have a good heart.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: He and Cooro first start bonding over goat cheese.

    Mr. Bison 


  • Dark Is Not Evil: He starts out seemingly being a "monster", but it turns out he was just a bison +Anima who happened to like the hot springs.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Partial example; since his debut was a Hot Springs Episode, his attack on our heroes involved him only wearing a towel.
  • Gentle Giant: Though he doesn't initially appear to be one due to a misunderstanding, it turns out he's actually a pretty nice guy.
  • Horned Humanoid: As a bison +Anima, this is to be expected.
  • Modesty Towel: Introduced in one, due to appearing in a Hot Springs Episode.
  • Scars Are Forever: Retains a scar on his back that he was trying to heal in the hot springs, noting that the scar would heal faster if he healed them in his +Anima form (which is the form he got the wound from).

    Magdala 

A spoiled girl and the heiress to the ruler of Maggie Vil.


  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her taste in fashion.
  • Facial Markings: She has star-shaped markings near her eyes.
  • Freudian Excuse: She had no friends and otherwise spent much of her childhood being catered to, which is implied to be why she assumed she could just force people to be her friends.
  • Heel Realization: After Sinon becomes a +Anima just to get away from her and Cooro and Husky talk some sense into her, she finally realizes just how awful she had been.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Turns against her mother's wishes when her mother decides to override her authority.
  • Never My Fault: Has a big problem with this. When Husky explains to her that Sinon became a +Anima specifically because she was trying to kill him, she tries to twist this into "well then he should thank me because thanks to me, he can fly now!" Husky is so disgusted that he verbally tears into her, pointing out how no one chooses to become a +Anima.
  • Spoiled Brat: Oh yes. She has everything she could ever possibly ask for, tries to have one of her servants killed when he asks to leave, and throws a hissy fit when he manages to escape anyway (by becoming a goose +Anima).
  • Walking the Earth: She hopes to do this someday when she's older.

    Sinon 

One of Magdala's servants.


  • I Just Want to Be Free: He understandably does not like being in Magdala's snare.
  • Winged Humanoid: Becomes a goose +Anima in his desperation to escape being killed by Magdala when she discovers that he's trying to escape. He's a rarity among winged +Anima in that his wings extend from his arms and not his back.

    Emma 

A woman who runs an apple orchard with her husband Tim and gets very attached to Cooro, due to his resemblance to her runaway son, Sept.


  • Outliving One's Offspring: Sometime after joining the circus, Sept died and they sent a letter to Emma and Tim informing him that he was "taken by the black angel". Emma is implied to have gone into denial afterward, but after Cooro reveals himself as a "black angel", she is forced to accept it.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Hopes Cooro will be this for Sept.
  • Stepford Smiler: It's implied that she went into an extreme state of denial when she learned of Sept's death.
  • Supreme Chef: She is an excellent cook, especially with anything apple related.

    Kevin 

A boy descended from a "mermaid" (actually a fish +Anima) who falls for Husky after thinking he's one too.


  • Interspecies Romance: Longs for one with a mermaid because his great-grandfather also had one with a mermaid. However, Husky correctly guesses that said mermaid was actually a fish +Anima.
  • Luminescent Blush: Constantly, when thinking about his "mermaid".
  • Nice Guy: Generally comes off as pleasant, if a bit dense.

    Mukar 

A Kim-Un-Kur chief and wolf +Anima.


  • Animal Motifs: Wolves are noble creatures and born leaders.
  • Animorphism: He can fully transform himself into a wolf and thus, is the only +Anima who is shown to be capable of completely transforming himself into his animal (it's mentioned that this is a rare but still possible ability for +Anima; he's the only one seen using it).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Well, being able to transform into a giant freaking wolf may have something to do with it.
  • Badass Native: A powerful man from an indigenous culture.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Complete with he large headdress.
  • Large and in Charge: He towers over the kids and is quite broad shouldered.

    Upas 

A Kim-Un-Kur and an old friend of Senri's father. Like Senri, he's a bear +Anima.


    Riiya 

Senri's deceased father.


    Amurui 

A monstrous bear spirit with ties to the Kim-Un-Kur.


  • Animalistic Abomination: A monstrous creature who is apparently capable of demonic possession.
  • Bears Are Bad News: An evil bear.
  • Demonic Possession: He can consume others and take over their bodies. He does this to Senri's father and later Senri himself.
  • Made of Evil: The Kim-Un-Kur usually display respect for all animals, bears especially. Not Amurui. He's pure evil and their orders upon encountering him are basically "kill on sight".
  • Offing the Offspring: He had a cub before he was defeated and said cub has since grown up to be as ruthless and monstrous as he is, but after taking over Senri, he kills it.

    The King of Sailand 

Husky's father.


  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the reason for Sailand's oppression of +Anima, but he barely factors into the plot until the end of Husky's arc.
  • Jerkass: We don't see much of him, but he doesn't come off as pleasant.
  • Royal Harem: Has one, with all his wives bearing his children.

    Cyranova 

A swan +Anima posing as an angel to impress his crush.


  • Bishōnen: He's an ethereal Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
  • Denied Food as Punishment: Implied, as his uncle used to tell him that if he doesn't work, he won't eat and by the time he became a +Anima, he had lost a lot of weight.
  • Formerly Fat: In a clear nod to The Ugly Duckling, Cyranova was once an overweight boy who was treated like a slave by his uncle when his parents died. After seeing the swans in the lake near his farm, he wished to fly, becoming a swan +Anima in the process. By the time the workload had taken its toll, he had lost a lot of weight.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Tries to convince a small town that he's one. Taking things further, he convinces said town that Cooro is a "messenger of death" because he can't have another +Anima exposing his ruse.
  • Winged Humanoid: Yet another flying +Anima.

    Lyra 

A girl Cooro used to know at the church. She's a swallow +Anima when he sees her again, but not all is as it seems...


    Blanca 

A mysterious +Anima housed within Fly's laboratory.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Like Fly, she Goes Out With A Smile, but it's hard to tell if this is a smile of malice or a smile of affection.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Fly has been experimenting on her and her spirit has been getting restless and angry as a result. The minute she has the means to get outside, she flies off as soon as she can.
  • Our Angels Are Different: It's claimed that she is an angel +Anima and she has white wings and feathers for hair.
  • Tulpa: Apparently, she's the dreams of researchers given humanoid form.
  • Uncertain Doom: The last we see of her, she's fading away with a smile. It's implied that the various Animas Fly implanted into her were getting unstable and returning to their masters, taking her with them.
  • Winged Humanoid: She's said to be an "Angel" +Anima. She's actually the living embodiment of mankind's desire for flight.

    Aaron Newt 

Fly's mentor and the one who first witnessed Cooro's birth.


Parallel Chapter Characters

    Sheriff Hopps 


  • Animal Motifs: Alligators are masters of camouflage and ambush, fitting with how easily he hid his true nature from the main kids.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Two examples regarding him:
    • We're led to believe that he's the bad guy of the story and that he won't help the kids because they're +Anima. Turns out he's a +Anima too, and the villain of this piece is none other than Mr. Gates.
    • We're also led to believe that he kills Mr. Gates for what he does. Instead, he destroys his pseudo-Anima suit.
  • Fair Cop: Nana seems quite taken with him. None of the boys agree with her though.
  • Hello Again, Officer: Implied in his first appearance. Crosses over slightly with Remember the New Guy?.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Turns out to be this, since he knows how it feels to be persecuted as a +Anima.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: His Anima involves his head turning into that of a crocodilian of some sort. He's the only +Anima known in the series who's head transforms when he uses his Anima.
  • Police Are Useless: Gloriously subverted—it seems he's going to let Mr. Gates off easy...then, once he has him vulnerable and alone, the fangs come out.
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: His Anima is hidden by shadow. We see no details, but we do see that his head turns into that of some kind of crocodile or alligator.
  • The Sheriff: No, really?
  • The Unreveal: We don't see his Anima or the mark that comes with it, but we do see its shadow—it doesn't seem pleasant.

    Mr. Gates 


  • Arc Villain: Of the third Parallel story.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Similar to Fly—he acts nice to Cooro, but is only doing so as a means to a selfish end.
  • Decomposite Character: He and Greena Eito are both remarkably similar to Fly; Greena in appearance and name, Gates in personality.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After making a Pseudo-+Anima suit, he gets said suit destroyed by an actual +Anima.
  • Mad Scientist: Very mad.
  • Obliviously Evil: He seems to border on this, viewing +Anima as a scientific marvel and wanting to "research" them...mainly using Cooro as a test subject.
  • Verbal Tic: "-dani?" which is translated as "now" in the English version.
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