This page features all of the announced characters for the Sega Hard Girls multimedia franchise, including those who appeared in the CG-anime series Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls and Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls.
Original Sega Hard Girls
Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi, Mela Lee (Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, EN)
Dreamcast is a cheerful, easygoing and open-minded girl with a strong sense of justice, who cherishes her connections with others. She tries to be friends with everyone, and while others tend to pick on her, her expressions are always changing and proudly wears her heart on her sleeve for everyone to see. She wants to excel in school but she's also inclined to believe everything on the internet.
- All-Loving Hero: She tries to be friends with everyone, has a strong sense of justice and tries to resolve most situations peacefully. She's got a big heart, but her judgment leaves a lot to be desired.
- Ambiguously Lesbian: In the Phantasy Star Online 2 / Shining Force Cross Exlesia episode, she takes pictures of Saturn making poses while acting like a very perverted and shady cameraman, and engages in a Skinship Grope with Mega Drive in the same episode. When Saturn needs more medals to graduate, Dreamcast offers to share hers depending on what Saturn is willing to offer, something she says with rather... unsettling mannerisms.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Quite the airhead: she will often think of food when the situation does not warrant it and is more interested in having fun while the others try to take matters seriously, even in combat situations.
- Cool Sword: Dreamcast's sword, the Dream Blade, features the console's orange swirly insignia and a VMU on its handguard. See Mythology Gag below.
- Cry Cute: Does this in the penultimate episode, and she is just adorable.
- The Ditz: She's not very self-aware, and her ditzy personality often has others feel sympathy for her.
- Empty Eyes: Dreamcast's eyes lose their luster and pupils while she's connecting to the internet.
- Expy: Her pink hair and orange outfit makes her similar in appearance to Space Channel 5's Ulala.
- Genki Girl: Her personality in interacting with everyone, including the Sensei.
- Genre Blindness: When the girls visit certain combat-based games in the anime, she often tries to resolve things peacefully against enemies whose sole purpose is to destroy her. Her solution against a giant dragon boss? Sing it a song.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pink ones like Ulala, but is swirled toward the end like the Dreamcast logo.
- Guest Fighter: She and many other Hard Girls appeared in the Japanese smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo. She also appeared as a DLC character in Chain Chronicle V.
- Hair Decorations: A tiara resembling a Dreamcast controller.
- Informed Poverty: While there's no evidence that Dreamcast is not poor, besides maybe the clothing she wears, we never get any evidence for her actually being so. She wears the same clothes every day like everyone else.
- The Klutz: Dreamcast never properly lands on her feet when traveling between worlds and tends to shoot her allies instead of her intended targets.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She has a total Fangirl moment when Ulala appears in the Space Channel 5 lesson.
- Mythology Gag:
- As the console was the first to include an internet modem, she can connect to the internet. However, she uses a dial-up modem (and one time had to connect during the night to get the best speed possible) in a world where high speed internet exists.
- She's also a poor girl and goes to outrageous measures not to spend money, based on the weak sales and commercial failure of the console.
- She can dance rather well, is a Fangirl of Ulala, and can (only) play the maracas.
- Her weapon, the Dream Blade, isn't based on a gaming peripheral like the others, but is likely based on an early name for the Dreamcast and its development kit, "Katana".
- Palette Swap: In the European version of Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, she wears blue instead of orange. Makes sense, considering that's how the console was colored there. The Dreamcast swirl on her collar is mysteriously absent, however. (For whatever reason, where the Dreamcast logo was colored blue, the swirl icon tended to be removed and the text logo emphasized instead.)
- Reluctant Warrior: Although she's exceptionally skilled with a sword and more powerful than Saturn and Mega Drive, she's rather shy and prefers to resolve things peacefully. When she actually goes on the offensive she's a force to be reckoned with.
- Shipper on Deck: She's all about Saturn finding true romance with Gilius Thunderhead or Adam Hunk. Saturn's not interested in either of them.
- The Internet Never Lies: According to an Eye Catch in the first episode of the anime, "[...] she's inclined to believe everything on the internet."
- Trademark Favorite Food: Narutomaki. When she introduces herself to Sega Saturn, she goes on a rant about how ramen dishes don't contain naruto anymore. For those that don't know, it has a swirl similar to the console's logo.
- Use Your Head: While in Virtua Fighter, Dreamcast's jumping headbutt was abused to no end thanks to its obscene attack power. It also accidentally destroyed the enemy base's core in Border Break.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Furthering her similarities to Ulala.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type B. Her boots go right above her knees.
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi, Lauren Landa (Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, EN)
Sega Saturn is a cynical girl who is determined to accomplish great things in life, but in funny situations she can't help but chime in. Appearing confident on the outside, deep inside she's insecure of herself and tries to act tough. When push comes to shove, she also gets rather weak, and when she's praised, she gets embarrassed to the point of anger. Being the logical one in the trio, she tends to get caught up in Dreamcast and Mega Drive's antics.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor girl. Her early lead didn't last.
- In the Space Channel 5 lesson, Dreamcast stripped Saturn of her clothes to earn ratings, which made her the target of Gilius Thunderhead's unwanted advances. Not only is she dumped for Ulala, but she earned no medals for the lesson because "the Space PTA called in and complained about the use of sex appeal".
- She wound up losing two medals in the Puyo Puyo lesson: one for a botched Puyo Puyo version of Virtua Fighter, then again before she could even propose a new idea for a game.
- She wasn't given a Blast Runner to pilot in the Border Break exam, was repeatedly shot at by Dreamcast, and used as bait. She was still denied the extra medals she could have gotten for it due to Eggman's hacking.
- In the Chain Chronicle lesson, while Dreamcast and Mega Drive are assigned as super-rare five-star cards, Saturn winds up as a lowly one-star card.
- In the Jet Set Radio lesson, Saturn received four medals even though she did a stunt that was supposed to earn her five.
- At the end of the final exam, she was the only one that didn't get 100 medals for graduation, being three medals short.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Even though she ended with 97 medals, Mega Drive and Dreamcast both give her their extra medals, which is just enough for her to pass. D'aww!
- Not even in a different story she's spared, most of the time in Superdimension she's the butt of jokes by IF, Segami and Neptune.
- Girlish Pigtails: Has two of these, and with her black hair, bears similarities to Honey from Fighting Vipers.
- Guest Fighter: She appeared as a DLC character in Chain Chronicle V. She also appears in the Kaden Shoujo smartphone RPG game.
- Likes Older Men: Saturn seems to think so, which Dreamcast and Mega Drive construe as her being into much older guys like Gilius Thunderhead, and convince themselves that the two were meant to be, much to Saturn's chagrin.
- Never Live It Down: Not even the finale spares her of this.
- Magic Staff: Saturn wields two of them. Her Weapons of Choice are the Twin Sticksnote , which are both adorned with the Sega Saturn logo. She uses them to cast a wind spell in the Space Channel 5 lesson and fires projectiles with them in the Chain Chronicle lesson.
- Mismatched Eyes: Saturn's eyes are heterochromatic: one is blue and the other green.
- Ms. Fanservice: Saturn is roped into this during her time in Space Channel 5 to raise the ratings. She engages in it herself at times by winking or striking a pose for the audience, which is seen as unnecessary and ends up costing her. She's also the focus of any Slice of Life conversations involving a love interest.
- Mythology Gag:
- Her proud confidence is based on the fact that the Sega Saturn was Sega's best-selling console in Japan, an attitude that is rather justified when you consider the fierce competition it was also up against in the region.
- However, her hidden insecurity, Butt-Monkey status, and refusal to visit America is likely based on the fact that the console bombed everywhere else in the world.
- She also finds herself attracted to strong and older men, which could be seen as a Shout-Out to Segata Sanshiro.
- Not So Above It All: According to her official bio, she might be aloof, sarcastic and the Only Sane Woman, but if she finds herself in a comical situation, she won't hesitate to chime in.
- Only Sane Woman: Compared to Dreamcast's airheadedness and Mega Drive's nonchalance, Saturn's the only student who finds the things going on at Sehagaga to be odd.
- Proud Beauty: Saturn is quite confident in her looks as well as her ability to succeed. Unfortunately, this combination only ends up backfiring on the poor girl whenever possible and cements her status as the team's Butt-Monkey.
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa, Faye Mata (Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, EN)
Cool, sharp and analytical, Mega Drive is the honor student type who is respected for her abundant knowledge and aptitude for precise analysis. She holds a wealth of knowledge in her 16-BITpedia, but when things get too hectic she has a tendency to suffer from bugs. She hates to lose and is often pushed by others to make weird inventions. A stoic realist, deep inside she aspires to be more girly.
- Bare Your Midriff: Part of her design.
- Berserk Button: "I refuse to accept the existence of smartphones!"
- Beware the Quiet Ones: She becomes far more competitive when the odds are in her favor. She alone took down the enemy forces in the Border Break exam with a warrior-like glee, and when she realized her handicap skates in the Jet Set Radio lesson gave her an speed advantage over the others, she laughed as the thought of victory went to her head, which gloriously backfired on her.
- Can't Live Without You: Her 16-BITpedia. It means as much to her as her life, and she's distraught when it goes missing after Eggman shows up.
- Cute Bookworm: Outside of games, she hardly ever appears without her book, the 16-BITpedia, and occasionally looks up information from it. Unusually for this trope, she's probably the least conservatively dressed.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Mega Drive has a great deal of trouble using rollerblades, so when it came time to race in the Jet Set Radio lesson, Center-sensei granted her a handicap in the form of training wheels and rocket thrusters on her skates. She still lost.
- Disco Dan: As mentioned above, Mega Drive hates smartphones and proclaims old-fashioned cellphones to be superior. She justifies her opinions during the Chain Chronicle lesson when the smartphone the lesson was conducted in runs out of battery power, causing them to miss out on medals from a boss they just defeated.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Mega Drive's eyes lose their luster when she suffers a mental breakdown during the Space Channel 5 lesson.
- Fatal Flaw: She can be very argumentative at times, and tends to lose.
- Great Big Book of Everything: Mega Drive's book, the 16-BITpedia, contains a plethora of information on Sega games, on top of being able to summon holographic projections and items as well as heal comrades and deal damage.
- Guest Fighter: She appears in the smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo with some of the other Hard Girls. She also appeared as a DLC character for Chain Chronicle.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a barrette shaped like a Genesis controller with its face buttons.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers one in the Space Channel 5 lesson due to her inability to dance.
- I Can't Dance: Poor Mega Drive. During the Space Channel 5 lesson, she hides inside a box after her attempt to dance ends poorly.
- Also, in the ending, while Sega Saturn and Dreamcast dance, Mega Drive just stiffly and awkwardly moves to the music. Averted in Episode 12 where she finally dances with them.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses.
- Mythology Gag: Her unpopular bookworm archetype is likely based on the fact that the Mega Drive was not considered a very popular console in Japan. More so compared to how it fared in other regions of the world.
- Not So Above It All: In the Jet Set Radio lesson, she joins the other girls in taking photos and makes weird faces along with them. She also finally dances with the other girls in the Episode 12 credits.
- Plain Jane: Being the intellectual of the group, she doesn't know how to dance, skate, or sing very well, but aspires to be more girlish. When the girls go through Black Asobin's tower, while Dreamcast got homesick and Saturn suffered a Wardrobe Malfunction, nothing particularly interesting happened with her. But she can pull off being cute when she wants to be.
- Shipper on Deck: Like Dreamcast, she thinks Gilius Thunderhead is a good match for Saturn. She even tells him that Saturn will marry him if he dances well in the Space Channel 5 lesson, something Saturn never agreed to.
- The Stoic: Very quiet and speaks in a terse manner. When she tries intentionally to be cute, she looks as though she's about to have a nervous breakdown.
- When She Smiles: She doesn't emote very often, but when she's genuinely happy, she almost seems like a different person.
Voiced by: Manami Tanaka
A bright and cheerful girl who tries to enjoy everything with positive thoughts. She loves entertaining people by telling stories using her magic tricks.
- Bare Your Midriff: Part of her design.
- Guest Fighter: Made a guest appearance in the Japanese smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo.
- Mythology Gag: Her rabbit ears (and tail) are based on Professor Asobin, an early rabbit mascot for Sega, who appeared frequently in the instructions for various Sega Mark III games.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type B. Her socks end right above her knees.
Voiced by: Yūko Takayama
Master System is a calm girl with a good sense for music, art and fashion, and once she gets herself immersed in something it's like the outside world doesn't exist. She believes people should not be shy in expressing their opinions, provided they make sense.
- Bare Your Midriff: Even her chest is nearly exposed.
- Guest Fighter: She also makes a guest appearance in the smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo.
- Mythology Gag: The Master System featured an FM sound chip which greatly enhanced the sound for games that utilized the feature, attributing to her sense of music. Like her Real Life counterpart, she is also said to be popular in Brazil and South America.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type B. Her boots end right above her knees.
Voiced by: Minami Tanaka
A introvert who tires easily and prefers to work at her own slower pace. Lively environments make her feel uncomfortable and while she doesn't hate it, she prefers to watch from afar. She goes back and forth thinking she either has it worse and better than her classmates while she's watching TV at home.
- Catchphrase: "I'm drained."
- Guest Fighter: Appears in the smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo, and was made available in Chain Chronicle V for a brief time.
- Lazy Bum: Said in the anime that she always leaves class early and watches TV all the time.
- Mythology Gag: Her Catchphrase and laziness are references to the handheld's short battery life. Her hood and her activities are based on the TV-Tuner add-on. Her large jacket is also a reference to the bulkiness of the handheld.
- No Social Skills: She enjoys speaking negatively about others and is bad at making friends.
- Perpetual Frowner: Rarely seen smiling. She's seen making a faint one when the girls look over her profile in the School Festival episode.
- The Quiet One: She's not much for words.
- The Stoic: More so than Mega Drive.
- Technicolor Fire: As seen in the image to the right.
- You Gotta Have Red, Green and Blue Hair: Her console's major selling point: she comes in color!
Voiced by: Haruna Momono
A small and mischievous sports enthusiast whose specialties involves baseball and tennis, and has a split personality depending on which ball she's holding. She's a very curious girl, but hates being treated like a child.
- Guest Fighter: Made a guest appearance in the smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo.
- Mythology Gag: The actual Robo Pitcher was a pitching machine designed for young children, which is why she's depicted as a small child.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's said to have this, depending on the whether she's holding a tennis ball or baseball. She's a nice girl when she has a tennis ball, and is more aggressive when holding a baseball.
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka
A blue-haired goddess with a innocent personality, she's very chatty and is a bit of a busybody. She gets along with Dreamcast and is like a sister to her. She also has the ability to shrink herself.
- Girlish Pigtails: Sports a pair of blue ones.
- Guest Fighter: Made a guest appearance in the smartphone RPG Kaden Shoujo.
- Mythology Gag: When she's small, she likes to rest on the controller on Dreamcast's head when she's tired. The two are also close.
- Pointy Ears: Has these, perhaps due to her ability to become small.
- Sizeshifter: She has the ability to shrink herself
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Just look at the picture.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A. Her stockings end at her thighs.
Voiced by: Mai Aizawa
- Fatal Flaw: She's incredibly stubborn, resulting in her inability to succeed.
- Guest Fighter: She was one of the girls who had a guest appearance in the Kaden Shoujo smartphone RPG game.
- Lady of War: Part of her official description, she's a proud warrior.
- Naginatas Are Feminine: Wields a Naginata as seen on her picture.
- Perpetual Frowner: None of her art shows her smiling.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She loves tea, and she feels restless when she runs out of it.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Described as one on her Kaden Shoujo profile.
Voiced by: Yū Serizawa
A timid crybaby who also carries a giant controller on her back.
- Mythology Gag: The SG-1000 was Sega's very first console but is considered among their least successful for a variety of reasons, including going up against the Famicom and being outdone by its computer counterpart, the SC-3000. It's probably why the poor girl doesn't look very cheerful at all.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Speaks for itself in her picture.
Voiced by: Naomi Ōzora
A white-haired goddess.
Voiced by: Shiori Mikami
A royal knight armed with a sword and shield.
- Bare Your Midriff: Despite wearing a suit of armor.
Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka
Mega Drive's younger sister.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like her older sister.
- Girlish Pigtails: Sports two of them, being the second Mega Drive console.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Her hands aren't visible due to her oversized clothes.
- Meganekko: Like Mega Drive, she wears glasses too.
- Mythology Gag: Her smaller size references the Mega Drive 2 and Genesis model 2's smaller form factor. In spite of this, she's actually Mega Drive's little sister.
Voiced by: Saori Hayashi
A sporty goddess who rides around on a hoverboard.
- Bare Your Midriff: Yet another character with an exposed midriff.
Voiced by: Yui Kano
A fairy-like goddess who likes to tease others.
- Pointy Ears: Has these, likely due to her small size and being something of a fairy.
Voiced by: Asami Tano
A self-obsessed American cowgirl with a cheerful and energetic personality. She prefers going by the nickname "Genny."
- Americans Are Cowboys: Her design makes her a poster girl for this trope, and now provides the trope image.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a jacket and an American Flag Bikini (just in case you forget she's American), leaving her midriff fully exposed.
- Mythology Gag: Her contrasting design to Mega Drive references the Genesis' bigger success overseas than the Mega Drive's. Her loud, rude but charismatic personality also references Sega's infamous Totally Radical marketing campaign in the 90's. "Genny" was also the nickname for the Genesis in some regions.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She's still this, with her boots ending above her knees, making her a type B.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
An intelligent and graceful goddess.
Introduced in Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls
Voiced by: Yuji Naka
The mysterious instructor at Sehagaga Academy, who gives the girls various tasks in each episode so they can earn medals to graduate. He never appears in person, using a rabbit avatar (resembling Professor Asobin) on a screen to communicate with the Sega Hard Girls.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He introduces himself by saying his role is to explain the games for "each episode", and admits his explanation of Virtua Fighter has nothing to do with the plot of the anime.
- Creator Cameo: Center-sensei is voiced by Yuji Naka, one of the original creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. It was kept a secret until the credits in the final episode.
- Evil Counterpart: Black Asobin. Subverted, as it was actually Center-sensei conducting a Secret Test for the girls' graduation.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Center-sensei doesn't conduct his lessons in person, instead communicating with his students through a monitor featuring a rabbit avatar.
- Meaningful Name: The kanji in Yuji Naka's surname translates into "middle", "medium", or "center". Hence, "Center-Sensei".
- Mr. Exposition: Center-sensei opens every game with a brief description of the game accompanied by real gameplay footage.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He tries his best to help the girls whenever possible. Although if he feels that one of them isn't abiding by the rules, he won't give them the medals.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Vinegared mackerel.
Introduced in Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
Voiced by: Emi Nitta, Cassandra Lee (EN)
An amnesiac Sega Hard Girl trying to prevent the Time Eater from devouring all of time and stopping the Goddesses and Sega Hard Girls from fighting with each other. She only appears in Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls and its Drama CD.
- Ambiguously Lesbian: She gets excited when bike Nep jokingly tells everybody that IF was planning a getaway between herself and Segami, then is visibly upset when IF immediately denies it and points out that any trip they take would automatically include bike Nep out of necessity.
- Amnesiac Goddess: Once she fully regains her memories, she realizes she was the one who had created the Sega Hard Girls.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The Sega Hard Girls see her as this since she always tries to prevent battles between them and the Goddesses to varying degrees of success.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Segami wears a miniskirt and runs, jumps, climbs, and fights as well as IF can.
- Drop the Hammer: Segami's weapon of choice.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Segami is this as none of the Sega Hard Girls or Goddesses ever find out what her actual name is, not even Segami herself remembers after regaining all her memories.
- Panty Shot: Segami as the field leader + short skirt + entering a crawlspace = this.
- Punny Name: Segami can be seen as a combination of Sega and megami ("goddess"). It also foreshadows her true identity as the creator of the Sega Hard Girls.
- The Hero: Alongside IF in Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
- Voluntary Shape Shifter: Segami can transform into any one of the Sega Hard Girls in battle after meeting them once. IF is freaked out the first time it happens while Segami brushes it off thinking its cool.