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Symphogears

    Hibiki Tachibana 
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Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

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  • Date of Birth: September 13
  • Age: 13 (S1 E1 Flashback)15 (S1), 16 (G/GX), 17 (AXZ/XV)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 157 cm (5'2")
  • Measurements: B84/W58/H86
  • Relic: Gungnir

A teenager with the ability to summon a Symphogear, which she gained from fragments of the Third Relic, Gungnir, that became lodged in her chest after being caught in the crossfire of a Noise attack. Hibiki's control over her relic is too weak to summon an "armed gear", so instead she focuses her energy onto physical attacks.


  • Abusive Parents: As part of her Dark and Troubled Past, her dad became a violent drinker, and one day decided to disappear without a trace.
  • Action Dress Rip: Gungnir's Combat Stilettos are in the way of Hibiki's new kung-fu moves, so she gets rid of the heels by crushing them into the ground with her Super Strength.
  • All-Loving Hero: Hibiki dislikes fighting humans and tries to find a peaceful solution.
  • Ambiguously Lesbian: Her interactions with Miku can be considered as this. There is also a moment when she accidently sees a photo of a gravure idol and is embarrassed by it, saying that only boys are interested in that dirty stuff.
    • She's extremely embarrassed and aroused by Vanessa teasing her with her huge boobs (which turned out to actually be ballistic missile launchers) and flirting in XV.
    • Her song "Kimi Dake Ni" (translated as "Only You" or "Only For You") has her singing about "answering to [someone's] eternal love". Considering Word of God has confirmed that the song is Hibiki's answer to "Eiai Promise" from XDU, that "someone" is most likely Miku.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Ver's Nephilim chomped her left arm when she tried to make it eat a punch. That doesn't faze her one bit, and actually regenerates it after going berserk again.
  • Badass Adorable: A sweet and often airheaded girl who kicks alien ass with purely physical attacks? Yup.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Episode 6 of "G" at the end. Very well done as the boast is preceded by actual FACT, Hibiki punching a Noise and not disintegrating on the spot, further gives weight and reality to her words.
    Ver: "As a mere human, touching a Noise?!"
    Hibiki (initiating the sequence BEFORE, but actually transforming AFTER punching the Noise!): "My fist, my life! Both of them are my Symphogear!"
    • Happens again in "AXZ"
    Hibiki: "Unite the inner three harmonies with the outer three... and thus, my fist becomes the spear of six harmonies! Movies have all the answers!"
    • After Hibiki punches and One Hit Kills a monster designed to be immune to physical damage:
    Cagliostro: "Hey, where'd that invincibility go?"
    Hibiki: "You're looking right at it!"
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: To make up for her inability to manifest Gungnir's spear form, she starts learning Bajiquan and Jeet Kune Do. Interestingly, bajiquan was originally developed for training spearmen, with masters of the art even being referred to by the title of "Divine Spear".
  • Bare Your Midriff: In a contrast to the previous two seasons, which had averted this trope, Hibiki plays this trope straight when she dons her Symphogear the third time around.
  • Berserk Button: Just try and hurt her friends. Seriously. We dare you.
  • The Berserker: One side effect of her fusion with Gungnir, triggered either by her emotions or overexposure to phonic energy, Hibiki becomes visibly bestial (her fangs grow slightly and her figure darkens). When fully enraged she can't tell friend from foe.
  • Big Eater: She eats a lot of portions.
  • Boobs of Steel: Though not as big as Chris, she is the one most likely to get up and close in a fight. And her punches can do a serious amount of damage.
  • Book Dumb: She's not the brightest student.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Despite her strength, Hibiki's lack of experience and training makes her ineffective in combat until she learns martial arts from her Badass Normal commander. "Eat lightning and crap thunder!"
  • Bridal Carry: Performs one on Miku in Episode 4 of "GX" when Hibiki saves her from Micha and Garie.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After being exposed to Shenshou-Jing's relic-eater power, the Gungnir fragments inside her body all disappear. On the upside, she's no longer threatened by The Corruption. On the downside, she is no longer able to transform. Not that it's going to stop her from participating in the Final Battle, though. This works very well for her, because she manages to ultimately subvert this trope by absorbing Maria's Gungnir powers, restoring her own Gungnir.
  • Catch a Falling Star: In episode 8, Hibiki dives to save Miki after the latter fell off a roadside that was destroyed by the Noise.
  • Catchphrase: "I think I am cursed" for the first season. "Believe in justice, grip it tight" for "GX", which appears in both of her songs and is also a Call-Back to her song in G, titled exactly that. There's also "Heiki, hecchara!" note  Episode 8 reveals that her dad taught her that phrase. In AXZ, she starts saying "But even so!" a lot.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • The pieces of Gungnir that erupted from Hibiki during season 2 ends up being instrumental in season 4 as the shards are refined by Elfnein into becoming the "Fools Stone" which allows the Symphogear users the ability to counteract the Alchemists Philosophers Stone.
    • Getting hit by the power of the Shen Shou Jing back in season 2 ends up purifying her soul of the original sin and thus allows her to channel divine power.
  • Chilly Reception: Averted when Hibiki gets a welcome party that a new employee/recruit/etc in Japan can expect from the old-timers... but played straight by Tsubasa, who gives her the cold shoulder.
  • Combat Stilettos: Subverted. She breaks her heels because she cannot fight with them.
  • Combination Attack: S2CA Tri Burst, but the attack is not limited to Tsubasa and Chris. It also works with other Swan Songs.
    • AXZ gives us Trinity Resonance with her, Tsubasa and Chris in Ignite mode, and Two Shouts, One Love with Kirika.
  • The Corruption: Gungnir fragments inside Hibiki. It's responsible for Hibiki turning into a black berserker, and is slowly spreading throughout her body. If nothing is done, eventually she'll become the bone of her relic. The upside is that Hibiki can regenerate lost limbs and that as a living relic, she can touch (punch, kick) Noise without being carbonized. Hinted since season 1, but the fecal matters really hit the proverbial blower in season 2. We see the full effects of it in episode 10 of Symphogear G.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While not an idiot, Hibiki is rather ditzy. Doesn't stop her from kicking ass.
  • Cute Bruiser: Hibiki's inability to summon Gungnir's Armed Gear forces her to fight empty-handed, clumsily brutal at first and later with flashy kung-fu moves...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted in Season 1, then G reveals what truly happened. The fact that she survived the Noise attack on the Zwei Wing concert caused the public to ostracize her and her family, accusing her as a murderer, and also leading to her father being kicked off a project he had been a part of by his employer, as the president of the company that employed him lost his daughter in the attack. This led to his breakdown, and resulted in him abandoning his family, and disappearing without a trace. It scarred her so much she breaks down crying after Shirabe called her a hypocrite for trying to reach out to her and her friends. In GX, Carol makes mention of her own father, and Hibiki suffers a Heroic BSoD as a result of memories about her father re-surfacing.
  • Death by Origin Story: Apparently shown to be dead at the very beginning of Season 1, though it is revealed to be just a ruse so she, Tsubasa and Chris can continue their activities unencumbered by bureaucratic meddling.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In AXZ Hibiki is shown to be able to destroy artefacts made from divine power making her the biggest thorn in the side of the Pavarian Illuminati. It's revealed near the end of the season that the reason for this is that Gungnir is made from the legendary spear that pierced Christ's side making it a Godslayer.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father abandoned his family after the Zwei Wing incident. Hibiki is not happy to see him again at the end of Episode 7 of "GX".
  • Discard and Draw: After stealing Maria's Gungnir, she no longer has the life-threatening explosive power that came with it being fused with her body, but having a full Gungnir instead of a broken copy more than makes up the difference. Plus she can use an Armed Gear now if she wants to.
    • She loses the ignite module at the end of AXZ, but shares her body with Saint Germain in XV, allowing her to use alchemy.
  • Dissonant Serenity/Stepford Smiler: Attempted to use this in order to curveball Miku's interest in... Hibiki's work outside school. Miku was able to see straight through it.
  • The Ditz: She's generally treated as an idiot.
  • Doomed Protagonist/Foregone Conclusion: Hibiki is (apparently) shown to have expired sometime before the events of the story and what we're seeing are the events leading to her death. Or at least she's legally dead at this time.
  • The Dreaded: Fudo Kazanari of all people considers Hibiki this as her god-slaying power is something that he wants to get rid of fast.
  • Drunken Boxing: Has added a few moves from drunken boxing to her repertoire, most notably displayed in her Transformation Sequence. Presumably Genjuro has been showing her more Jackie Chan movies.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Forget about the Downer Beginning. Hibiki is alive. She and Miku eventually get to see the shooting stars together.
  • Energy Absorption: SC2A Tri Burst isn't limited to friendly Swan Songs as she can also use it on other Symphogear wearers.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Miku and Ryoko certainly think so.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Has one on her chest in the shape of a forte symbol where the Gungnir shards entered her body.
  • Expy: Long story short she is basically a genderswap version of Eiji Hino and Kazuma Kenzaki/Blade
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Literally, whenever she goes berserk.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Hibiki does not avert Blood from the Mouth after singing her Swan Song in episode 13. In the few seconds when the trio attacks the fragment of the moon, Hibiki is bleeding from the mouth.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energertic, hammy and is very Hot-Blooded. She's also described as the sun by Miku.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Under the influence of Gungnir.
  • Golden Super Mode/ Eleventh Hour Super Power In the final episode of AXZ, thanks to the power of the other 5 relics of S.O.N.G. plus a final alchemical power up from the deceased members of the Pavarian Illuminati, she gains a new Golden armor form not unlike that of the Gold Saints, which she uses to single-handedly defeat Adam, the strongest villain in the series yet.
    • Comes back in XV, as a result of her Symphogear being reconstructed with the Alchemically made Faust Robe in the final battle with Adam, and the results come back in Episode 4, where she gains gaint golden additional fists.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Episode 9 of G has Genjuro and Hibiki performing a cover of the opening theme to Jackie Chan's The Police Story, in its original language, Cantonese.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: A Vehicle version. She rips one tank apart with her bare hands.. to use the pieces to beat up another tank in AZX, episode 1.
  • The Heart: Without her, Tsubasa and Chris would never get along in the first place.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Though Hibiki lacks an Armed Gear, it's been theorized by the team that her Armed Gear is really her hands. Not in the sense that she literally punches the Noise, but that she can hold hands of other Gear users to absorb and amplify their power into one massive attack.
  • Heroes Fight Barehanded: Not played completely straight thanks to her gauntlets, but she grows to like the idea because it means she can join hands with others.
  • Heroic RRoD: Gungnir being fused with her body makes her stronger every time she uses it, right up until the point when malformed spears start bursting out from under her skin. Eventually averted thanks to Miku destroying Gungnir with the Shenshou-Jing.
  • The Heroine: Hibiki is the main heroine of the series and she's the biggest influence of the story.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's loud, energetic, and very hammy. Even in mundane things, like yelling battlecries while playing an arcade crane game.
    Finé in episode 12: What are you using? What?
    Hibiki: SYYYYMMPHOOOGEEEEAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!
    Re-iterated in G episode 12 from Maria: "What is that song?" WHAT IS IT?
    Hibiki: "GEKISOU - GUNGNIR" DAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!note 
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: she has sideburns any Go Nagai character would be proud of.
  • Hour of Power: Hibiki gets one of these in episode 10 of "G", two minutes and forty seconds to be precise before the growth of the Gungnir shard in her chest starts to spread uncontrollably like some crystalline cancer. Which she proceeds to go over anyway.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In order to regenerate her arm following the events of episode 5 of "G", Gungnir had to merge with her completely. She actually touches a Noise at the end of 6 with her bare hands before transforming, hinting she might be more relic than human at that [point.
  • Idiot Hero: Not as bad as other examples, but she has her idiotic moments.
  • Image Song: For each season.
    • S1: Gekisō ・ Gungnir and Watashi to Iu Oto Hibiki Sono Saki ni are both battle songs. The latter is a remix of Kanade's Image Song.
    • G: Seigi wo Shinjite, Nigiri Shimete note  and Rainbow Flower are both battle songs.
    • GX: Genkai Toppa G-Beat note  and Little Miracle -Grip it Tight- are her battle songs. There's also her duet with Miku: A Rainbow for Someday, A Flower of Memories.
    • AXZ: Makenai Ai ga Koki ni Aru note  and Hanasaku Yuuki note  are her battle songs, along with Hitsuai Duo Shout note , her duet with Kirika.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: Gungnir is supposed to be a spear formed from the Symphogear's wrist guards, and has manifested as such for its other users. Hibiki is incapable of using this function for some reason, so she instead uses the wrist guards like Pile Bunkers to enhance her punches.
  • In a Single Bound: Made possible by leg-mounted pistons on her gear.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Getting hit by the power of the Shen Shou Jing in season 2 ends up purifying her soul of the original sin and thus allows her to channel divine power.
  • Ironic Echo: Hibiki reminds Tsubasa so much of Kanade it hurts.
  • It's All My Fault: In episode four Hibiki blames her lack of skills for forcing Tsubasa and Kanade to use their Ultimate Songs.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Hibiki's relationship with Miku became increasingly strained due to the pressures placed upon her as a Symphogear, as well as her decision to keep her best friend safe from the Noise. However, Miku will always support Hibiki. Aww... until The Reveal kicks in, and Miku stops supporting Hibiki for a while for constantly lying about her secret identity.
  • Jumped at the Call: Hibiki doesn't hesitate for a moment to become part of the 2nd Disaster Relief unit.
  • Ki Attack: In her X-Drive Mode, she can fire multiple energy blasts from her fists that resemble little meteroids.
  • Lightning Bruiser: By "G", her punches and kicks have much more stopping power than the previous season, easily defeating several Noises with a single attack.
  • Love Epiphany:
    • Seems to have this in episode 5 of "GX" regarding Miku when she makes mention of "living up to [Miku's] feelings" during her inner monologue while she's in the infirmary.
    Hibiki: "All I do is crush the things I care about. But Miku cheered me up. She said I saved her. I need to live up to her feelings."
    • Seems to be continuing from the previous season. In Episode 5 of "AXZ", Hibiki blushes in response to Miku's encouragement. In Episode 6, when Chris tells Hibiki that the Alchemists are planning to attack Lydian, Hibiki's first thought was of Miku viewed through a Love Bubbles filter as seen here indicating that she's beginning to view Miku as more than just a friend.
  • Luminescent Blush: For the first time in the show, Hibiki blushes in response to Miku's encouragement at the end of Episode 5 of "AXZ".
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: Hibiki starts missing appointments with Miku after she joins The Organization. Keeping Secrets Sucks.
  • Meaningful Echo: Hibiki sings Gungnir's Ultimate Song in the finale to stop the Moon fragment hurling towards Earth, creating a meteor shower for Miku to watch.
  • Meaningful Name: "Hibiki" means "to resound/echo". And Tachibana means "standing flower".
  • Megaton Punch: Hibiki decides to go this route, since she can't properly manifest her Armed Gear, and simply funnels all the power into ass-whooping punches from episode 5 and onwards. In an interesting take on this trope, it's because she can't make a Kamehame Hadoken. (This was after a training with an Akuma-esque master.)
  • Misplaced Retribution: Inverted. It is made immediately evident upon her introduction that the public at large didn't think survivor's guilt and a near-death experience was enough suffering for her. Because she's the Lone Survivor from the audience of a rock concert where a Noise attack took place, and that because a fragment of Gungnir pierced her in the chest, the friends and family of all the other victims reacted as if she murdered them. Rioting, firebombing her home, and tearing apart her family, and the government even had to declare her legally dead to make the violence stop. Tsubasa even goes so far as to accuse her of stealing Gungnir and attack her.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In what might be considered a Contrived Coincidence, Miku caught Hibiki visiting the just-recently-waking-up-from-comatose Tsubasa, when Hibiki said that she needs to go somewhere else and can't go shopping with Miku. Then things go From Bad to Worse...
  • Naïve Newcomer: Hibiki is used a lot for other characters to engage in infodump conversations.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In episode 8 of the first season, she activates a power that causes her to move even faster than before.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In Episode 1 of "AXZ", she gets up close and personal to a naked Kirika along with holding the latter's hand while giving words of encouragement that the F.I.S. girls don't need LiNKER in order to be useful whenever they're out fighting Noise.
  • Oblivious to Love: If the OVAs are any indication, Hibiki is most definitely this. Long story short, she doesn't seem to notice Miku's feelings for her. Yumi even lampshades this in Episode 6 of the first season by comparing Hibiki to a dense harem protagonist.
  • Painful Transformation: At the end of Episode 1, when she activates her Symphogear for the first time, complete with mechanical parts bursting from her body.
  • Plucky Girl: Even more so in the second season than in the first season.
  • Power Fist: She's armed with Pile Bunker gauntlets, but they are not her Armed Gear.
  • Power Glows: Hibiki's Scarf Of Asskicking now has the added perk of glowing bright yellow whenever she starts to go all out.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Miku and Tsubasa's blue.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her Superpowered Evil Side turns her completely black with red outlines and eyes.
  • Red Herring: The introduction with Hibiki dead was actually a cover-up by Genjurou. The animators left out the few minutes after, showcasing Hibiki, Tsubasa, and Chris well alive and ready to fight.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Since Hibiki has Kanade's relic inside her body, she's a replacement of her.
  • Replacement Scrappy: An In-Universe example. Tsubasa thinks that Hibiki is one for her dead friend Kanade. Ultimately, she learns to respect her, thus Rescuing her from the Scrappy Heap.
  • Rocket-Powered Weapon: An upgrade to her Power Fist, which eliminates the need to prime her Pile Bunker and adds even more strength to her punches.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Miku. They even look and act like a married couple.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Both literally and per trope. Her power is still new, compared to Tsubasa, who had hers since childhood.
  • Save the Villain: On numerous occasions
    • In season 1, when Hibiki saves Finé from dying in an explosion at the end of their final battle, though Finé dies anyway after using the last of her power to pull the Moon out of orbit and into a collision course with Earth.
    • In G, she saves Shirabe and Kirika from certain death when they get overdosed with LiNKER by Dr. Ver and begin their Swan Song, through a creative application of her unique Combination Attack.
    • Again in G, after Dr. Ver murders Nastassja, she stands in Maria's way to stop her from bisecting him
    • In GX, she saves Carol from falling to her death at the end of Carol's climactic battle with her and the other Symphogear users.
    • In AXZ, after Tsubasa cleaves the enemy general's airship in half during the invasion of Val Verde, Hibiki leaps into the cockpit and yanks him to safety into a nearby pond, though he passes out from the experience.
    • Again in AXZ, she rushed Saint-Germain into a nearby trench to avoid an explosion caused by a deflected attack.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: And, it is fierce. And it's so long that it appears on five different Image Song covers. Also becomes a literal example when syncing with Saint-Germain by way of turning into an extra pair of armored arms.
  • Sharing a Body: Saint-Germain lives on inside of her after fusing with her combined Symphogear at the end of AXZ, though Hibiki didn't find out about it until episode 4 of XV.
  • Ship Tease: Hibiki and Miku are roommates and classmates, but they are also close friends, often share the same bed, they bath together, have at least one moment together, and they comfort each other. Not only that, but they also want to go out and see shooting stars. Everyone can see it, until Miku decides to break ties after Hibiki hides her new heroic job. It's okay, they get better.
  • Shout-Out: Her songs include certain words.
    • Seigi wo Shinjite, Nigiri Shimete has "hecchara" which sounds like "Head-Cha-La".
    • The first and third chorus of Rainbow Flower have "Zenryoku" and the second chorus has ""Zenkai".
      • It shows up again in the 4th stanza of Makenai Ai ga Koko ni Aru
  • Skyward Scream:
    • In episode 4 of season 1, the camera cuts off to the sky after Hibiki screams Tsubasa's name when the latter collapses due to performing her Ultimate Song. Presented rather similarly to a certain moment in Neon Genesis Evangelion, incidentally.
    • In the end of episode 10 of season 1 and the the short recap of episode 11, she screams again after witnessing Chris' Heroic Sacrifice.
    • In the end of episode 8 of "G", she screams Miku's name when the building is exploding and seemingly kills the latter.
  • Stepford Smiler:
    • Due to her Dark and Troubled Past and the revelation that Gungnir's fragment are eventually going to take over her body, she's faking a smile when around her friends.
    • Continues in "GX". Not only does she fail to reason with Carol in their first encounter, her reasons of using the Symphogear to protect people rather than hurt them are severely challenged when she briefly finds herself to be the only functioning Symphogear user aside from Shirabe and Kirika. And she still finds the need to put a smile on her face to reassure others that everything's okay.
  • Super Strength: Every Gear-user has some of this when transformed, but as a Bare-Fisted Monk, Hibiki's Gungnir is entirely designed to boost her physical strength until her punches can hit as hard as a cruise missile barrage or a skyscraper-sized sword.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Durandal forces her to perform in Berserker mode, and, when taken to full power, she couldn't stop the power from taking over her body. In episode 11, when Durandal fuses with herself, she is still aware of her actions, while Tsubasa attempts a Heroic Sacrifice to stop Kadingir from firing. Fortunately, come G, she apparently learns to rein in her powers.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: She accidentally inherits the Gungnir relic from Kanade.
  • Taught by Television: As a student of Genjuro, most of her fighting skills come from a mixture of self-taught practice and old Jackie Chan movies.
  • Tears of Remorse: Breaks down in tears at the end of her, Tsubasa and Chris' battle against Maria's group in G Episode 2 for failing to reach their hearts and understand what molded them into the way they are.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Subverted. There are two beds in form of a bunk bed, but she and Miku sleep on the top bunk. When they have their relationship crisis, Miku sleeps on the bottom bunk.
  • This Is a Drill: Her Gear now allows her to enlarge the armor around her fists and rotate them to create a drill.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Miku's girly girl. Hibiki is basically the "guy" of their relationship.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Hibiki has many traits of a Tomboy, being brash, Hot-Blooded and is also a close-range fighter. But she is also interested in many girly things.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the first season, Hibiki eventually just stops trying to summon her Armed Gear and asks Genjurou to train her. She then easily beats Chris, unlike the first time around, when Tsubasa almost had to perform a Swan Song to even dent her.
    Chris in episode five of season 1: "She learned how to fight?"
    • Hibiki's badass level of the first season is nothing in comparison to the one of the second.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Tsubasa's Butch and Chris's Femme. She's the Tomboy with a Girly Streak while they're a Tomboy and Girly Girl respectively.
  • Training Montage: Hibiki trains with Genjuro during the credits of Episode 4. Bruce Lee makes an appearance!
  • Tareme Eyes: Hibiki has big round eyes to emphasize her caring and loving nature.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Hibiki's been put through a lot of crap both by the population at large, that she's tasked with protecting, and the other symphogear wielders, friend and foe alike. Her default reaction is to smile and presumably not let it bother her. She eventually reachers her limit by the time of GX as she starts to lose her cool and lash out, especially once she's reunited with her estranged father who turns out to be an Entitled Bastard. Fortunately, the other gear users are all well aware of what she's going through and give her a certain amount of slack.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Actually enters one of these without going Berserk in Episode 8 after she has an awful encounter with her father and tries to take it out on Micha and the surrounding Alca-Noise. However, it actually works against her with Hibiki not being able to focus her attacks against Micha, allowing the latter to score an easy victory.
  • Up to Eleven:
    • Hibiki is much more Hot-Blooded and hammier than before. For example, she screams sometimes when singing her transformation phrase or her Image Songs.
    • Does it again in "GX" when she punched through mountains and SUPLEX A SPACE SHUTTLE!
  • Vocal Evolution: Her seiyuu, Aoi Yuuki, improved her singing voice. Compare season 1 Hibiki to XV and the difference is incredible.
  • Voice of the Legion: A rare beautiful example instead of being creepy or powerful. When Saint-Germain awakens inside her in XV, Hibiki can somehow project both of their voices during their duets.
  • Waif-Fu: Hibiki can send a punching bag 20 feet away with one hit after getting a few weeks of training from Genjurou. In her normal form!
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Hibiki tries to juggle her Symphogear heroics, training with Genjurou, keeping up with her homework and not forgetting about her girl friend. Her sleep time suffers.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Ryoko delivers this word for word to Hibiki, about keeping her new powers a secret.

XDU

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"Nobody ever help me."
The Alternate Hibiki from the parallel world, unlike her prime counterpart this Hibiki is very much a loner due to her abused experienced from Zwei Wing concert accident but unlike her prime counterpart who still has her family, Miku and her friends to support her, This Hibiki has no one to reach her out and end up begin the The Cynic.
  • Anti-Hero: Act like one, While she help the innocent bystander from noise she claim that she only did it because she want to put her frustration on Noise without someone in the ways.
  • Berserk Button: Saying the word "Help" alone will cause her to get angry enough to draw her Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Break the Cutie: What made her end up like this in the first place.
  • Catchphrase: Averted, She already forgot her trademark "Heiki, hecchara" at this point.
  • Disappeared Dad: Like her main counterpart, Her father abandoned the family but unlike her prime one, they never see each other again and thus never mend their relationship.
  • I Work Alone: Refuse to work as a group. According to Tsubasa of this world, she has seen her multiple time helping cleaning up the Noise but never get a chance to talk with her.
  • Lightning Bruiser: As her fighting are self-taught. Her fighting style is considered to be much different than her prime one. Focusing on speed.
  • Missed Him by That Much: The backstory reveal that at one point the parallel Miku come to visit her but missed her. (Not to mention Hibiki already forgot about her)
  • Ninja Run: Fitting her status as a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Parental Abandonment: It's implied that her mother and grandmother while not disowned her, choose to lived away from her instead.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Her scarf covering her mouth presenting her loner status.
  • The Slacker: Her menu quote implied that she is sort of one when she isn't in her usual cynic mood, like she would later sleep more after just woke up or complain that it's too cold and would rather doing nothing.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Compared to her prime counterpart. Chris mentions that she has eyes are the same as herself in the first season.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Unlike her counterpart above, this Hibiki has sharp eyes to portray her unfriendly and harsher personality.

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    Tsubasa Kazanari 
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  • Date of Birth: May 25
  • Age: 15 (S1 E1 Flashback) 17 (S1), 18 (G, GX), 19 (AZX, XV)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 167 cm (5'5")
  • Measurements: B81/W57/H83
  • Relic: Ame-no-Habakiri, Murakumo (XDU)

A veteran Symphogear and former partner of Kanade in ZweiWing. Initially shy and passive, her disposition changes severely after Kanade's death, causing her to fall into despair and question whether her emotions should impede her performance as a Symphogear or if she should accept Hibiki as her new partner. Her Symphogear is the First Relic, Ame-no-Habakiri, a massive Nodachi that can be split into multiple swords.


  • The Ace: Among the three Symphogear users, Tsubasa is most experienced and most skilled fighter and she's in many aspects better than Hibiki and Chris. Comes with being the oldest Symphogear user of the three and a warrior trained since childhood. During the battle with Finé, Tsubasa is the only one who is able to overwhelm her in one-to-one combat. By G, her battle experience shows, as she has no problem overwhelming other Symphogear users if she needs to.
  • Adorkable: Her insistence about her Alca-Noise sketch is pretty damn cute, especially considering her usual personality. Not to mention, her weird way to do scissors in a rock-paper-scissors because it's 'cool' in her head.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: At first Tsubasa is a Shy Blue-Haired Girl. She starts fitting this trope after Kanade's death, displaying a near-emotionless aloof stance in everything, treating herself as nothing but a weapon to destroy the Noise and becoming more distant and rough than before. She eventually mellows down a bit, but she's no longer the shy girl she was.
  • Animal Motif: Fitting to ZweiWing, Tsubasa has also a bird motif: the phoenix. It shows up in episode 12 and in G.
  • Armed Legs: Her Symphogear boots come with heel blades. She has several spinning moves that use them.
  • Badass Biker: Has a bike that can resonate with her Symphogear.
  • BFS/Katanas Are Just Better: The Ame-no-Habakiri, whose special moves manifest as blade attacks, from a building-sized sword to a Storm of Blades (One Thousand Tears) and a Sword Beam (Blue Flash, her Signature Move). Taken Up to Eleven in the Season 1 finale, where it takes on a form that could easily match most apartment complexes.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She slides in the nick of time to save Chris and Shirabe from Miku's attack. And she does it via giant sword!.
    • Provides one for Maria in Episode 1 of GX and teams up with Chris to provide another for Shirabe and Kirika in Episode 5.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Hibiki and Chris after softening up. Despite her cool, stoic exterior, she's always available to bail them out of trouble as a senior Symphogear user should. Best shown in her Cruel to Be Kind act to keep Hibiki from fighting and her Sempai/Kohai moment with Chris.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Her technique Early Silhouette. Tsubasa can choose to voluntarily reduce her Symphogear's performance to an earlier stage, which weakens the Gear's performance but also greatly reduces the strain on it from effects like Anti-LiNKER that would lower Tsubasa's synchronization.
  • Broken Ace: To live up to her Dead Partner, she devotes herself to her job to the exclusion of everything else... and then falls short.
  • Broken Bird: After Kanade dies, she became a cold and obsessive Death Seeker, but eventually warms up to Hibiki.
  • Car Fu: End of the Rider's Blade has her riding her motorcycle and leaping across great distances. It's used once to slash a water tank, cooling off Hibiki's berserk tendencies and later to kill a bunch of Noise. Taken Up to Eleven in Episode 1 of AXZ where attaches a blade onto her motorcycle and spins it around while she's still riding it to destroy some anti-air cannons.
  • Character Development: Her initial outlook was extremely grim and she saw herself as simply a weapon. After her near-Heroic Sacrifice and some heart-to-heart with Kanade's spirit during her recovery period, she starts mellowing out.
  • Child by Rape: However Tsubasa's "grandfather" impregnated her mother, the way she talks about it (and the way Maria reacts) don't suggest consent.
  • Chilly Reception: Initially to Hibiki, unable to cope with the fact that she'll be replacing Kanade.
  • Clark Kenting: When she has a "date" with Hibiki and Miku in episode 9, Tsubasa wears nothing but a simple hat to conceal her identity.
  • Combination Attack: Gets two in AXZ; Trinity Resonance with Hibiki and Chris and Racing Duet of Wind and Moon with Shirabe
  • Contralto of Danger: Not counting Finé, Tsubasa has the deepest vocal range of the Symphogear users, and is accordingly the most action-oriented; her songs are also sung in the same tone.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Cool Big Sis: By Season 2, she has developed into this role towards Hibiki and Chris. She's damn aloof, though.
  • Cooldown Hug: Tsubasa gives one to an out-of-control Hibiki in episode 12.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Happened twice so far with Tsubasa and Chris; the latter running to escape being dragged into events by her new classmates.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: In episode 6 of "G", after hearing Hibiki's fate as a Humanoid Abomination, she tried to spare Hibiki from constant fighting and probably learning the Awful Truth... by reverting back to her cold self and tells Hibiki to stop fighting because she's a burden.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Not like the majority of Nana's DMG roles, but being a Broken Bird and Aloof Dark-Haired Girl... she's not a happy and friendly Magical Girl when the series started.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: It takes a Near-Death Experience to change her outlook on life and her view of Hibiki.
  • Diving Kick: Her "Heaven's Wrath" move has her jumping up in the air and throwing her sword forward, which transforms into a stories-tall, rocket-propelled BFS. Then, she gets into the kick motion and combines her heel with the sword. It's powerful enough to force Finé into weaving her strongest barrier.
  • Double Weapon: Her Fiery Windblades has her join the blades together at the hilt while igniting them.
  • Dual Wielding/Bifurcated Weapon: In G, she uses two blades and can join the hilts together. Her Soaring Phoenix also involves two swords igniting with flames.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Her fighting style includes spinning handstands.
  • Fighting Your Friend:
    • After Hibiki goes berserk during the fight against Finé.
    • Happens again in "G". This time it's Miku and then Chris.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: Episode 9 reveals that she's not her father's daughter; rather, she is the child of her grandfather and her father's wife, in the name of "keeping the bloodline pure". In a variation of the trope, though, Tsubasa already knows this; she's the one explaining it to Maria.
  • Flash Step: When Chris tries to slow Swan Song singing Tsubasa down with some Mooks, Tsubasa instantly appears in front of her.
  • Golden Super Mode Like Hibiki, she has her own Amalgam form, which she uses in Episode 9 to overwhelm her Grandfather in battle, which turns her sword into a blue and gold Multi-pronged sword.
  • Heroic Bastard: She's stalwart in her heroism and duty, and is the product of Genjuuro's father and his brother's wife, making her his half-sister and a bastard.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Three times - saving Hibiki from Chris, saving Hibiki while she's destroying Kadingir, and attempting to save the moon along with Chris and Hibiki.
  • Hurricane Kick: Her most notable move is a spin attack that is very similar to Chun-Li's "Spinning Bird Kick". Though, she uses blades attach to her feet whenever she uses that move
  • I Am Not a Gun: After realizing her father's true intent behind his aloof behavior, she proudly declares to Phara that she's not a sword, before slicing her with Rasetsu Stance Zero.
    "Do you call this a sword? No! These are wings, taking flight towards their dreams! Know that your philosophy cannot break my wings!"
  • Image Song:
    • S1: Zettō ・ Ame-no-Habakiri is her battle song. FLIGHT FEATHERS is her stage song in Episode 9. Zettō ・ Ame-no-Habakiri comes back in G Episode 12.
    • G: Gekkō no Tsurugi is her battle song. The second song, Koi no Okehazama, was a karaoke song in the ninth episode of the first season.
    • GX: "Beyond the BLADE", her Season 3 battle song, along with Sora e...note , her mundane song. There's also her duet with Chris in Episode 5, BAYONET CHARGE.
    • AXZ: Gekka Bijin note  is her battle song, along with Luminous Gate, her mundane song. There is also Fuugetsu no Shishou note , her duet with Shirabe.
  • Last-Name Basis: Befitting her aloof status following Kanade's death, the only person she addresses by their first name is Kanade.
  • Living with the Villain: In G, turns out that Tsubasa's new singing partner, Maria, is one of the bad guys. Also, she has the black version of Gungnir, complete with Badass Cape.
  • Luminescent Blush: Exhibits this in E2 when Maria abruptly grabs her arm.
  • Magic Idol Singer: She and Kanade were also the idol singer duo ZweiWing.
  • Male Gaze: In episode 1, the camera focuses on her crotch area when she performs Wight Slayer. In episode 4, when Tsubasa is lying on the ground, there is a shot of Tsubasa's crotch.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kazanari", Tsubasa's last name, means "calling wind".
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Aside from gaining one between the first season and G, Tsubasa's Symphogear of the first season is different than the one of two years ago.
  • Nightmare Face: In episode 4 after singing her Ultimate/Swan Song, Tsubasa has a Broken Smile, Blood from the Mouth, Tears of Blood and a Thousand-Yard Stare.
  • Off-Model: That infamous walk scene of episode 3.
  • Onee-sama: Arguably, she's one of these as the oldest Symphogear user.
  • Parental Abandonment: There's no mention of her parents. Since she appears to defer to Genjuuro as a guardian, it might be that they're dead.
    • Her parents are finally given screentime in season 3. See the GX tropes below for more details.
  • Playing with Fire: Soaring Phoenix, a technique that involves two swords igniting flame wings. Then Tsubasa is clad in these flames that turn blue and have the form of a phoenix. There's also Fiery Windblades and Moonlit Fiery Windblades, an upgraded version of her S2 Fiery Windblades attack with blue flames.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's waist-length.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to both Hibiki and Kanade's red. Kanade holds enthusiastic view toward battle, while Tsubasa is more reserved (and in the Flash Back, was actually quivering in fear). Hibiki, while not quite enthusiastic, is always in high spirits.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Tsubasa does this when fighting against Chris as a way to make up for the loss of Kanade.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She devoted herself to become a warrior, but she didn't learn how to clean her own room, leaving the job to Ogawa. Hibiki is shocked to hear that a man is cleaning a girl's room and is taking care of her underwear.
  • Samurai: Tsubasa's character is based of them. She vows her life for the battle, frequently calls herself as a sword and sentinel, and her Armed Gear has a katana as its default form.
  • Save the Villain: Three times in G: First when Chris and she restrain Hibiki during her dismemberment-induced berserker rage to keep her from mauling Dr. Ver to death like she did to the Nephilim, then again later in the season when she yanks Shirabe (who up until then had been an enemy) out of the way of the Shenshoujin's energy blasts, and a third time when she cuts down a gaggle of Noise converging on a helpless Dr. Ver. However, it should be noted that in the latter two instances Tsubasa was also saving Chris at the same time.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: The album cover of her first Image Song has her charging at the camera.
  • Sempai Kouhai: Establishes this dynamic with Chris during the You Are Not Alone moment in episode 12 of G.
  • Shadow Pin: Shadow Weaving. Tsubasa throws a dagger into her opponent's shadow, disabling their movements.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Soaring Phoenix takes on the form of a blue phoenix at its peak.
  • She-Fu: Tsubasa does Capoeira-like spins (Wight Slayer) using the extra pair of blades on her legs and loves jumping kicks and somersaults.
  • She's Got Legs: Her long legs are further accentuated by her thigh high boots.
  • Shipper on Deck: Along with her uncle Genjurou and Ogawa, she also seems to ship Hibiki and Miku together as seen during the first OVA's reunion short.
  • Ship Tease: Since Maria is now on the Symphogears' side, Tsubasa interacts with her more than any other girl during GX. Tsubasa also lampshades how Maria takes on a motherly attitude when playing the confidante.
    • There's also her dynamic with her old partner Kanade. Though it can be attributed to her Shrinking Violet personality early on, Tsubasa does display more emotion and behaviors such as blushing and stuttering towards Kanade, not unlike how someone would turn shy in front of their crush.
      • This is pronounced in XDU, where in an official 4koma Maria remarks that the usually cool-headed Tsubasa turns into a "maiden" whenever Kanade is involved.
  • Shower of Angst: In the second episode, Tsubasa has one to show how distressed she is by Gungnir's reappearance.
  • Shock and Awe: One of her signature moves, Azure Flash, transforms her katana into a much larger sword capable of delivering swings laced with blue lightning.
  • Shrinking Violet: Before Kanade's death.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: See Shrinking Violet above.
  • Signature Move: Her most noticeable move is a spinning leg split kick.
  • Smash Sisters: She and Chris team up with a duet to save Shriabe and Kirika in episode 5.
  • The Stoic: Following Kanade's death, Tsubasa comes across as aloof and focused on her duty as a Symphogear. However, at times she gets emotionally aroused, particularly where Kanade is concerned.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Her usual façade is aloof, but warms up when around Hibiki once she gets over Kanade's death.
  • Suicide Is Painless: She walks down and pull an almost-Heroic Sacrifice without even flinching, even after it expires.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted with Tsubasa taking down Chris — they both survive.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Tsubasa has a Dead Person Conversation with Kanade when she is in a coma.
  • Tears of Blood: In episode 4, combined with Blood from the Mouth.
  • Technicolor Fire: Soaring Phoenix starts with red flames, but they later turn blue when they take the shape of a phoenix.
  • Terrible Artist: Shown in episode 3 when she presents a "sketch" of the Alca-Noise that attacked her and Maria in London. She's even proud of herself when she shows off the "drawing" to Chris. Doubles as a Brick Joke considering it's the drawing Nana Mizuki drew of a "Bushi-Noise" back in the 2013 Live. note 
  • There Are No Therapists: As a result, she still hasn't gotten over Kanade's death.
  • They Call Her Sword: Tsubasa frequently calls herself being a sword, even in G after her Character Development from season 1. Finé also calls her a sword that does not fit in the society.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After her partner's death Tsubasa became an aloof cold fish obsessed with her job.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After a Near-Death Experience and a conversation with Kanade's ghost, she learns to somehow let go of her grief and accept Hibiki as Kanade's living legacy.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Chris' Femme and Hibiki's Neither. While she definitely possesses a feminine side, she'd serve as the man in a relationship whether you ship her with Maria or Chris.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Has been trained to be a Symphogear user since childhood, believing that she's a "sword" to protect people.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is noticeably lower than before.
  • Waif-Fu: She's the most agile Symphogear user, and fittingly moves at ludicrous speeds, often executing attacks in quick succession.
  • Weak, but Skilled: When she downgrades her Symphogear to her first season version, she's considerably weaker but nonetheless skilled and badass.
  • "Well Done, Daughter" Gal: She really wishes so hard her father would acknowledge her, but he coldly brushes her off as not her daughter and only treating her like a sword. It's one reason that the mere mention of her father would make her extra bitter.
  • The Worf Effect: Both Tsubasa and Chris briefly lose the ability to access their Symphogears to show off what the Alca-Noise are capable of.
    • She's Back: Returns in Episode 5 of GX with her new and enhanced Symphogear.
  • Wreathed in Flames: At the peak of Soaring Phoenix, Tsubasa is clad in blue flames that take the shape of a phoenix.
  • Yandere: Not Tsubasa herself, but the enka song "Koi no Okehazama", sung in episode 9 — it's also Tsubasa's side-B track of her G Image Song single. The song is about a woman who is in love with a personnote , but she swears that she will kill the said person if he/she will betray her.
  • You Are Not Alone:
    • Kanade comforts Tsubasa by saying she will support her during her Near-Death Experience.
    • Give this speech to Chris in episode 12 of G so that she'll ask for help her atonement mission.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And nobody cannot recognize Tsubasa by her hair color when she's Clark Kenting.
  • You Remind Me of Kanade: How Tsubasa views Hibiki. And she doesn't like it one bit, because to her Kanade is irreplaceable. It also doesn't help that Hibiki said she wanted to replace Kanade.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A, as she usually wears thigh high boots.

    Chris Yukine 
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Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki

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  • Date of Birth: December 28
  • Age: 16 (S1/G), 17 (GX/AZX), 18 (XV)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 153 cm (5'0")
  • Measurements: B90/W57/H85
  • Relic: Nehushtan (former, XDU), Ichaival

Introduced as a major antagonist during Season 1 with the ability to summon Noise, Chris is revealed to be a former Symphogear Candidate trafficked throughout her childhood for Relic compatibility research, developing a hatred for adults and aligning herself to Finé, until she realized that the latter was lying into using her. She later reconciles with Genjuro, her legal guardian from whom she was kidnapped two years prior to the start of the series. As a wearer of Finé's Nehushtan armor, she wields a whip-like weapon, along with Solomon's Cane, which can summon Noise. As a Symphogear user, she wields the Second Relic, Ichaival, a pair of Automatic Crossbows.


  • Adorkable: Her dere side tends towards this trope, between her shy attempts at socializing and habit of blushing when complimented.
  • Artifact Title: "The Nehushtan Armor" was her nickname before her actual name was revealed. Finé reclaims the Nehushtan armor and Solomon's Cane when she ditches her.
  • The Atoner: She still blames herself for the first season's events, since she was the one who activated Solomon's Cane. Thus, during the climax she pretends to do a Face–Heel Turn so she can find Solomon's Cane, steal it, and make sure nobody abuses it ever again.
  • Automatic Crossbows: Ichaival's default weapon.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute short Tsundere who can kick some serious ass.
  • BFG: The Ichaival allows her to dual wield a pair of Gatling guns in an attack called BILLION MAIDEN.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Returns the favor for Shirabe and Kirika by double-teaming with Tsubasa to bail them out in Episode 5 of GX.
  • Big Eater: When going into a restaurant with Tsubasa, Chris can be seen ordering lots of foods. And when she's done, some bits are left around her mouth.
  • The Big Girl: After joining Hibiki and Tsubasa.
  • Blood Knight: She already showed signs of this trope in the first season, but in G, it's in full force. Chris takes down bad guys with a big smile on her face.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Probably justified in that she's basically using magic guns, but also played with in that she needs more time to create complex ammunition; bullets and lasers seemingly form fast enough for a continuous stream, not so for any kind of missile or Trick Arrow.
  • Broken Bird: After undergoing child slavery in a warring country, she became a violent, mistrusting destroyer.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her mother was obviously from an Anglophone country, though it wasn't elaborated on. It is confirmed in the manga notes that she is half-American.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's definitely one of the bustier main heroines, second only to Maria.
  • Combination Attack: Gets two in AXZ; Trinity Resonance with Hibiki and Tsubasa and Change The Future with Maria.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Chris comes around in episode eight with the typical "bolt upright" move.
  • Character Focus: After Chris' introduction, the show takes some time off from its heroines and devotes it to her. Half of Episode 7 was dedicated to her Character Development, alongside Episode 5. Being one of the antagonists, this foreshadows her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: At the beginning of the series — two years before the start of the story — Hibiki called Miku at home; Miku's father was reading a newspaper, which had an article about a rescued Japanese girl being kidnapped. It turns out that Chris was the girl.
  • Cleavage Window: Her Symphogear armor features one for her large breasts.
  • Cool Big Sis: Develops into this role towards Shirabe and Kirika, watching out for them in battle and seeing to it that they're adjusted to school. Without a doubt, Chris takes her role as their sempai very seriously.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Happened twice so far with Tsubasa and Chris; the latter running to escape being dragged into events by her new classmates.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • An orphan enslaved as a kid for her incredible compatibility with the Relics (and maybe worse).
    • Her mission in South America and her seeing the people suffering makes her remember her own childhood. This causes her to become more determined to put an end to the threat at hand.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Until her Heel–Face Turn. Chris worked for Finé in the hope to end all wars.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Possibly a tribute—she has all the powers of any regular Final Boss, and she's fought four episodes in.
  • The Dragon: To Finé, until the latter ditches her.
  • Flight: The Nehushtan Armor gives her flight abilities.
  • Explosive Leash: Outfitted with one during her fight against Tsubasa. She is released from it after a vicious battle with her.
  • Expy: to Hajime Aikawa/Chalice, both have the same color theme and as a enemy at first to main character.
  • Fake Defector: Apparently pulls off a Face–Heel Turn at the end of Episode 10 of G, only for it to turn out she was only pretending so she could infiltrate Dr. Ver's group and steal Solomon's Cane, now under his possession, only to be forced to fight Tsubasa by way of an Explosive Leash.
  • Failure Hero: Chris begins seeing herself this way after she was forced to shoot a boys leg off in order to prevent him from being destroyed by an Alca-Noise. After the action she's left reeling and notes to herself that, no matter what she does, her actions always end up hurting somebody.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Against Brainwashed and Crazy Miku. And as a part as a Fake Defector, she fights Tsubasa.
  • Flechette Storm: QUEEN'S INFERNO.
  • Friend to All Children: Though a little rough at first, she got along well enough with the two kids she helped out in episode 7.
  • Genre Savvy: She shows up fighting Tsubasa in order to steal Hibiki away from her because Hibiki is "the main character".
  • Girlish Pigtails: They fit her Tsundere personality.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her bookbag has stuffed rabbit keychained.note 
  • Godiva Hair: In episode 12 of G, when her hair covers her lower regions.
  • Gun Kata: Chris has added a pair of pistols to her arsenal, along with close-range dueling skills straight out of Equilibrium... because Genjuro lent her the movie on DVD.
  • Hair Decorations: Pink scrunchies hold up her pigtails.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Continued mistreatment from Finé, as well as finding out on her motives, made her realize that she's being lied to, and promptly defects from her. Eventually, she warms up to Hibiki, Tsubasa and Genjuro.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To prevent the Moon from being pulverized, she launched herself to outer space and blasted the incoming laser with her own. She fails to stop it entirely, but at least the damage the moon suffers is relatively minor. She gets better.
  • Hot-Blooded: A different variation of this trope than Hibiki and Genjuuro. She's aggressive and coarse, whether talking or fighting.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Played With in regards to Chris' actions throughout the fourth season. At the start of the season Chris is forced to shot a boys leg off to prevent an Alca-Noise from destroying his body and, while horrified by it, she believes that it was the only thing she could do and that regrets aren't something she can afford. However privately Chris thinks back on this decisions and others she's made and wonders if she could have done something different.
  • Idiot Hair: small ones
  • Image Song:
    • S1: Makyū ・ Ichaival is her battle/tsun song, and Tsunaida te Dake ga Tsumugu mono is her dere song performed in episode 10.
    • G: Bye-Bye Lullaby is her battle/tsun song, and Kyōshitsu Monochrome is her dere song performed at the end of episode 4 of G.
    • GX: "TRUST HEART", her battle song for GX. In Episode 5 she also sings a duet wtih Tsubasa titled "BAYONET CHARGE".
    • AXZ: "GUN BULLET XXX" is Chris's battle song, with Todoke Happy♡Uta Zukin! note , a cover of the opening of the In-Universe Magical Girl anime Kaiketsu☆Utazukin! note , as her mundane song. There is also Change the Future, her duet with Maria.
  • Large Ham: On top of being Hot-Blooded, she's very prone to overreacting, and doesn't mince her words. Also, her battle songs are less about singing and more about blasting the scenery to bits.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Chris gets put in this position at the end of episode 2 when a young boy gets attacked by the Alca-Noise and it wraps its limb around his leg. In order to prevent the boy from being killed Chris is forced to shot his leg off.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: MEGA DETH SYMPHONY, an Up to Eleven version of MEGA DETH PARTY which manages to blow up a large part of the K2 in Episode 1.
    • in AXZ, we have MEGA DETH INFINITY, an Up to Eleven version of MEGA DETH QUARTA with full dozen missiles instead of four managed to blow a flying fortress (after being sliced by Tsubasa and punched through by Hibiki).
  • Meaningful Name: "Yukine" is written as "snow sound".
  • Missile Lock-On: In G, Chris' RED HOT BLAZE. True to this trope, the target then goes full stealth and Chris can't launch her missiles.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Part of the catalyst for her Heel–Face Turn is the torture Finé administered to her after Hibiki hands her ass to her, as well as realizing what she's actually doing.
  • Mook Maker: Solomon's Cane, on loan from Finé, allows her to summon and control Noise.
  • More Dakka: Ichaival is Gatling Good, Frickin' Laser Beams, Macross Missile Massacre and Rain of Arrows wrapped in one package! The latter is even taken Up to Eleven in the Season 1 finale, where she sports enough cruise missiles to make a battleship jealous.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: As mentioned above, Ichaival has an absurd number of ranged weapon forms, and Chris seems proficient with all of them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Between her large breasts, white hair, and curvy figure, she fits the trope.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She breaks down in tears after witnessing firsthand that the Noise are really harming civilians.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In order to find an invisible alca-noise in episode 3 of AXZ, she creates a sonar system by planting bullets that turn into speakers around the battlefield.
  • Oh, Crap!: Sends Noise to stop Tsubasa. The camera cuts to the Noise, and then to Tsubasa right in front of her. And again when Hibiki swings Durandal in her direction.
  • Only Sane Woman: How she feels around Hibiki.
    • The OVAs reveal her to be this within the 2nd Division, hilariously enough.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Prior to her Heel–Face Turn, she always glared or scowled with the occasional smirk.
  • Perspective Flip: Episode 5 focuses on Chris. She's a normal Symphogear user who has to endure sadistic torture by her boss. Failing the last mission resulted in her being electrified for a very long time. The subsequent episode reveals she has a Dark and Troubled Past and is a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Both her and that stone shown in earlier episodes have diamond spikes on her Nehushthan armor colored pink. Her X-Drive Mode in the first season is also pink, but it's changed to red in G because pink is Shirabe's theme color. G takes this trope further with Episode 4's ending being pink all over.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Being among the smaller character in Symphogear, her offensive capability is the highest among all Symphogear users.
    • Even her seiyuu can be considered as one in singing world (note: Ayahi Takagaki is only 151 cm tall with opera-grade vocal range).
    • To put it into perspective, by GX, the only characters shorter than Chris are Shirabe (a girl two years younger than her) and Elfnein (the resident Token Mini-Moe).
  • Pragmatic Hero: After her violent break-up with Finé, she gets a better perspective of things, and decides to fight the Noise on her own terms — while (initially) refusing cooperation with the Second Branch, trusting no one but Genjuro, her legal guardian, and eventually Hibiki and Tsubasa.
  • Rape as Backstory: It's heavily implied that she was sexually abused when she was being trafficked around; when Genjuro offers to help her she bitterly asks him if he wants to become her pimp (which was translated out but put back in from the Crunchyroll subs). In Episode 8 she tells Miku that "they didn't stop, even when I said it hurt", which could refer to her experiments or something worse.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her weird pigtails practically reach her knees.
  • Recursive Ammo: GIGA ZEPPELIN fires large crystalline spikes into the air which split into countless shards and rain down hell.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted, Ichii-Bal is red and black but she gets it after her Defector from Decadence.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tsubasa's blue and the blue to Hibiki's red.
  • Save the Villain: Twice in G: First when Tsubasa and she restrain Hibiki during her dismemberment-induced berserker rage to keep her from mauling Dr. Ver to death like she did to the Nephilim, then again later in the season when she shields Shirabe (who up until then had been an enemy) from being incinerated by the Shenshoujin's energy blasts.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Decides to leave at the peak of her battle with Tsubasa.
  • Senpai Kohai:
    • After the You Are Not Alone moment, she slowly begins to regard her relationship with Tsubasa as this. Though Tsubasa points out in the finale's epilogue that Chris doesn't consistently refer to her as senpai.
    • She also takes her role as Shirabe's and Kirika's senpai very seriously and considers them her cute kohais.
  • Shrinking Violet: With people she doesn't know, she adopts an uncharacteristic shy side. Best shown at the beginning of the season at school where she avoids her enthusiastic classmates and sticks with Tsubasa or Hibiki's clique.
  • Shoe Slap: Throws her shoe at Hibiki in the beginning of Episode 1 of AXZ
  • Short Hair with Tails: Gives the illusion of her hair being permanently tied back. Although as a child, she instead kept all of her hair long and in actual pigtails.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Chris cuts off Hibiki when the latter is trying to talk her around during the battle.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Depending on the subs, she has no profanity filter.
  • Sixth Ranger: She joins Hibiki and Tsubasa in episode 10.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Being one of the smaller characters in the series, Chris's BILLION MAIDEN summons a pair of twin-linked Gatling guns just as big as she is, if not bigger.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Shirabe and Kirika express surprise when they see Chris's stellar report card. Chris, ever the Tsundere character development or not, snaps at them to finish their make-up assignments.
  • Smash Sisters: With Tsubasa, complete with a duet, in episode 5.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In season 1 her relic was called Ichii-Bal. In season 2 its renamed Ichaival.
  • Squishy Wizard: The Training Montage reveals that her physical and athletic conditions suck in comparison to Hibiki and Tsubasa's, despite being able to blow up Noise en masse with her weapons. Earlier, Chris is one-shotted by Kirika with a single simple attack.
  • Stealth Pun:
    • Chris' attack-calling screens gain a rose motif from the second season onward. Said attacks often involve firearms. Put the two together...
    • GX's Transformation Sequence involves long, glowing ribbons. What kind of weapon was Ichaival? A bow.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Despite the abuse she suffered at her hands, Chris was still extremely distraught when Finé abandoned her. Even after she gets over it and declares deadly revenge against her, she's still the one to cry hardest once Finé finally does die.
  • Start X to Stop X: Chris wants to stop all wars and fighting... by viciously beating anyone with a weapon using her Symphogear.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Chris as a whole seems to be playing this trope more straight in fourth season than in previous ones, from using more moves that turn Ichaival into a traditional bow to practicing archery as seen in the opening.
  • Sudden Name Change: From Ichii-Bal in the first season to Ichaival in the second, but the pronunciation is still the same.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Hibiki's Neither and Tsubasa's Butch. Between the frilly clothes and pigtails, she's easily the girliest of the three.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Subverted—it seems that she'll transform uninterrupted in episode 8, but suddenly the Noise make a charge at her. Thankfully, Genjuro appears and punches the asphalt to raise an ad hoc barrier before they can touch her.
  • Trick Arrow: ARTHEMIS CAPTURE, which has Chris fire an arrow into an enemy before it explodes from the inside.
  • Tsundere: Develops this attitude towards Hibiki (and to a lesser extent, Tsubasa), post-Heel–Face Turn. G eventually shows her more Adorkable side, especially once she re-attunes to school life.
  • Underboobs: While wearing the Nehushtan Armor.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Finé.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Somewhat literally. When Tsubasa uses her Swan Song, it creates veins on her skin and does massive damage to her own armor, forcing her to flee. It supposedly doesn't kill her off, but it caused one hell of a breakdown.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wanted to stop wars. Alas, Finé has other things in mind.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Her way of thinking has some nice changes in episode 7. She decides to help a brother and sister find their father, and she later asks them how do they get along with each so well. Their answer is something like "Slap-Slap-Kiss".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Is very vocal in her distaste for how Tsubasa starts treating Hibiki in Episode 6 of G.
  • Whip It Good: The weapons of the Nehushtan Armor.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Before her Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Worf Effect: Both Chris and Tsubasa briefly lose the ability to use their Symphogears to show off what the Alca-Noise are capable of.
    • She's Back: Returns in Episode 5 with her new and enhanced Symphogear.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A whether wearing the school uniform or casual clothes.

    Kanade Amou 
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Voiced by: Minami Takayama

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  • Date of Birth: July 28
  • Age: 17 (S1 E1 flashback), 20 (XDU)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 169 cm
  • Measurements: B95/W62/H92
  • Relic: Gungnir, Brisingamen (XDU)

Tsubasa's former partner in ZweiWing, Kanade was the sole survivor of a Noise attack that killed her family when she was young. After being recovered by Genjuro and Ryoko, she wholeheartedly agreed to be tested for compatibility with the Third Relic, Gungnir, in exchange for the opportunity to exact revenge against the Noise. Unlike Hibiki, she can manifest the Gungnir in the form of a spear. Unfortunately, she dies in the beginning, forced to perform a Swan Song to defeat a concentration of Noise that massed around one of their concerts.


  • Fiery Redhead: She's pretty cheery, and during one flashback was shown to be quite brazen as a child. Above all else, however, she's brave; not even the loss of her family to the Noise made her despair.
  • Final Speech: Kanade's last words are revealed in episode three. She opens with a variation on "Everything's going dark".
  • Good Feels Good: While she initially was in the Symphogear business for revenge, she eventually comes to realize that she has actually come to enjoy helping people for its own sake.
  • Heroic Sacrifice/Taking You with Me: She saves Hibiki by activating her Swan Song, thus ending her life and killing the attacking Noise.
  • Hot-Blooded: She puts her whole heart in everything she does, be it revenge, song or protecting people.
  • Hour of Power: Kanade needs the LiNKER to synchronize with her Symphogear, thus having a time limit for using it.
  • Image Song: Kimi to Iu Oto Kanade Tsukiru Made, which is later covered and altered by Hibiki.
    • In XDU she also has Gyakko no Resolve note 
  • Lucky Charms Title: Her attacks have infinity symbols as part of their names.
  • Magic Idol Singer: She used to be the other member of ZweiWing with Tsubasa.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kanade" means "to play (an instrument)".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While protecting Hibiki from the Noise, some fragments from Kanade's Gungnir breaks off and accidentally sends a sharp chunk straight at her, spearing her through the chest, nearly killing her.
  • Posthumous Character: After the first episode, she only appears Talking in Your Dreams and in flashbacks, but it happens almost in every episode.
  • Psycho Serum: How the Symphogear research facility allowed Gungnir to resonate with her. Initially, a small dose was given, but when that doesn't work, she decides to take the rest of it. This serum may have been LiNKER as shown in G, but, given what happened in that season, she's really lucky to have lived after using it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tsubasa's blue. Kanade holds enthusiastic view toward battle, while Tsubasa is more reserved (and in the Flash Back, was actually quivering in fear).
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Kanade took up Gungnir after her family was carbonized by the Noise. And she is utterly bent on avenging them. Eventually she comes to enjoy helping people for its own sake.
  • Shounen Hair: A rare female example. Her hair resembles wings.
  • Spirit Advisor: To Tsubasa in the first season.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: During the flashback to her childhood.
  • This Is a Drill: Her "Last∞Meteor" attack has her twirling her Gungnir to incredible speeds, drilling Noise apart and even creating tornadoes.
  • The Unchosen One: Didn't naturally have the power to wield Symphogear. It didn't stop her.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: None of the 2nd Division Symphogears are particularly boyish, per se. But with her general demeanor and appearance, out of all of them she's definitely the closest thing to it.
  • You Are Not Alone: In an attempt to comfort Tsubasa, Kanade tells her that she will always be supportive, even in death.

XDU

Through the use of the Gjallarhorn relic to connect with parallel worlds, the group comes across an alternate version of Kanade who came from a timeline where Tsubasa died at the Zwei Wing concert instead of her.
  • Alternate Self: As mentioned above, this Kanade comes from alternate timeline where Tsubasa performed a Heroic Sacrifice/Taking You with Me in the beginning of Season 1 instead of her.
  • Can't Catch Up: How she felt after witnessing the Symphogear users from the main timeline fight.
  • I Work Alone: Initially refuses to work together with Symphogear users from main timeline.
  • There Are No Therapists: She's in an even worse state than Tsubasa was during season one, having lost both her family and her partner to Noise. She even went as far as to quit her idol business to focus on her Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • The Unchosen One: At one point she stole Hibiki's Gungnir pendant in order to gain access to Ignite Module. It promptly rejects her.
  • Took A Level In Bad Ass: With Brisingamen relic, Kanade can easily take on her own verse of Saint-Germain, Cagliostro and Prelati at the same time at least until the trio activated their Faust Robes.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Just like Tsubasa during the events of first season.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of her introduction event. Again, not unlike Tsubasa's development in the prime timeline.
  • Super Mode: Gains access to one with Brisingamen relic similar to how Ignited Module worked. However unlike Ignited Module it's has no time-limit and she can use at will.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The first time Kanade encounters with the prime Symphogear users, she think that she is pathetic weak when comparing to them and is very Angst about it. Meanwhile the prime gear users comment among themselves that Kanade is extreamly good with her gear even with her lower version of the gear.

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    Miku Kohinata 
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Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

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  • Date of Birth: November 7
  • Age: 13 (S1 E1 Flashback), 15(S1, G), 16(GX,AZX), 17(XV)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 157 cm (5'2")
  • Measurements: B79/W54/H82
  • Relic: Shen Shou Jing, Aigis (XDU), Vambrace of Shem-ha (XV)

Hibiki's best friend, schoolmate and roommate. A kindhearted and gentle girl is Hibiki's number-one confidant; once she learns of Hibiki's secret activities as a Symphogear, she joins the 2nd Division to support her in any way she can. She is very athletic herself, being a member of her middle school track team, and she loves watching shooting stars.


  • Action Survivor: She has no powers, yet she's able to escape certain death from the Noise several times.
  • Ambiguously Lesbian: It's hinted throughout the show that she might want to be more than just friends with Hibiki. This is especially compounded in G, in which Ver uses Miku's love for Hibiki to control her through the Shenshou Jing, and the lyrics of Waikyou Shenshou Jing hint Miku's feelings for Hibiki being much more intense and possessive than she lets on.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Hibiki often refers to Miku as her sunshine/sunflower.
  • Anti-Magic: The Shenshou Jing relic she uses for her Symphogear in G has the ability to erase relics and anything related to them; this includes Symphogears, the seal on the Frontier, and the Gungnir fragments infecting Hibiki. It even works on the Curse of Balal.
  • Badass Lesbian: Symphogear G and onwards makes no secret that her feelings for Hibiki go beyond mere friendship. The "badass" part comes in when she gets her own Symphogear in G and show that despite lacking in training, the amount of firepower she's packing allows her to match the other Symphogear users.
  • Badass Normal: A mundane variation. She showed inklings of this trope in season 1 with her Action Survivor tendencies, but she officially becomes this when she uses her track-and-field experience to launch Solomon's Cane into the portal leading to the Treasury of Babylon thus saving everyone's life's from the exploding Nephilim.
  • Battlecry: Right after entering the battlefield in episode 10 of G.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At the end of Episode 9, complete with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness and her own Symphogear.
  • Brainy Brunette: In contrast to Hibiki, Miku is a good student.
  • Bridal Carry: She ends up on the receiving end of one courtesy of Hibiki saving her from Micha in Episode 4.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Getting hit by the rays of the Shenshou Jing back in G is revealed in the last few minutes of AXZ to be responsible for purifying her of the original sin making her and Hibiki the only two people capable of handling divine power. This comes to fruition in XV Episode 8 where Miku is possessed by Shem-Ha and is able to transform using the bracelet.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her athletic talent finally comes into play in the finale, when she hurls Solomon's Cane to the warp gate leading to the Noise dimension, sealing it and causing the Nephilim's explosion to kill all the Noise within.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed example but in the second OVA, there's a short where Hibiki tells Miku that she won't be able to make it to the Queens of Music Festival because she's been put into a mission with Chris. Miku's reaction to this is to be worried about Hibiki cheating on her with Chris.
    Miku: "Well... Hibiki... I hear that in the past, sailors used to have a different woman at every port."
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Symphogear (while possessed) is purple.
  • Continuity Nod: The lyrics of Waikyō ・ Shenshou Jing include "hidamari" and "memoria". Her Image Song from the previous season was "Hidamari Memoria".
  • Covert Pervert: She doesn't show it much, but she's definitely this. It's especially in full force during the Zesshoushinai OVA shorts focusing on the events of Episode 7 where Miku is shown to have brought a camera for the sole purpose of taking a lot of pictures of Hibiki in a bikini. Hibiki, of course, is none the wiser.
  • Damsel in Distress: Following XV Episode 8, she's taken over by Shem-ha, acting as her vessel.
  • Demoted to Extra: After playing a rather large supporting role in the first two seasons, Miku's importance to the plot and screentime are diminished in GX and AXZ, although she's always there to provide some helpful words of encouragement for Hibiki. The Stinger of the final episode of AXZ hints that Miku will be at the forefront for the fifth season, however. True enough, Miku becomes a major player in XV, becoming the vessel for Shem-ha due to her ability to wield Divine Power.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: And what better way for her and Hibiki to enjoy the moment than to finally watch the meteor shower together?
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She is determined to protect Hibiki and eventually gets her own Symphogear, going from an ordinary athletic shoolgirl to a Relic user with insane power.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She had greenish hair in season one, but season two shows that it's now black.
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon finding out about Hibiki's Symphogear in episode 6.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hibiki. Though the heterosexual part is debatable . . .
    • Season 2 does away with the "heterosexual" part and outright reveals her to be a lesbian by explaining that her love for Hibiki is the reason why Miku could connect with the Shen Shoujing relic.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Hibiki uses a reflected blast from Shenshou Jing for its relic-destroying properties, which ends up saving both of them.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Her Symphogear, Shenshou Jing, has displayed more weapons than any other Symphogear user. Her arsenal includes:
  • Ironic Echo: Her use of consistently telling Hibiki about the shooting stars ends up being denied at the last minute.
  • Image Song:
    • S1: Hidamari Memoria note , a very happy and sweet song.
    • G: Kaban no Kakushigoto note , her mundane song. There is also Waikyou &#12539 Shenshou Jing note , her battle song.
    • GX: Itsuka no Niji, Hana no Omoide note , her disgustingly adorable duet with Hibiki.
    • XDU: Eiai Promise note , the battle song of her X-Drive form when she uses the Shenshou Jing to battle the berserk Hibiki from another dimension.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She's very girly and obviously in love with Hibiki as G and the Zesshoushinai shorts show.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Hibiki since her presence helps Hibiki during the more emotional stressing events. In fact, an alternate timeline shows a more cynical Hibiki since her Miku left during the aftermath of the Zwei Wing tragedy.
  • Love Confession: Makes two in XV: the first time in Episode 5 where she refers to Hibiki as "the person I care about" with the wording used being "daisuki na hito" which means "beloved person" and then in Hibiki's Dream Sequence in Episode 7 where she says that Hibiki is "the only one [she] can fully give herself to".
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Once again, her love for Hibiki makes her go along with Dr. Ver's proposal of using the Shenshou Jing.
  • Meaningful Name: "Miku" means "future", though it could also be after the pronunciation of "mic" as in "microphone". "Kohinata" means "a little sunshine" and she's often called by Hibiki as her sunshine.
  • Mind-Control Device: Her Symphogear armor features this on the back of her head.
  • More Than Mind Control: Although Ver uses the Shenshou Jing to control Miku, her love for Hibiki and her desire for her to stop fighting is what makes it possible.
  • Muggle Best Friend: To Hibiki.
  • Nice Girl: Very nice. Whether it's supporting Hibiki in her battles or nursing an injured Chris back to health, Miku is arguably the sweetest, most sincere character in the show.
  • Plucky Girl: Just because she's nice doesn't mean she's lacking in a backbone. Just look at Took a Level in Badass below or just watch the second season.
  • The Power of Love/Soundtrack Dissonance: It has been noted that sheer willpower can overcome literally anything, even Symphogears. That last Badass moment was simply her doing what she does best. Her Symphogear gets to the point where her laser is more powerful than Chris', which was used last season to stop moon chunks, and able to disintegrate it. And her song is about Hibiki's meeting from the previous season, saying that she completely loves her. Even a fansub decided to use pink cursive style fonts for her love song while said laser rips through a battleship.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Courtesy of being Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her Symphogear is purple, and it's far and away the most powerful relic shown in the series.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A textbook case with Hibiki. Sharing the bed, jealousy, break-ups and making-ups, the whole nine yards.
    Miku: I miss you! I cannot bear not being able to see you anymore, Hibiki!
  • Ship Tease: Miku and Hibiki are roommates and classmates, but they are also close friends, often share the same bed, they bath together, have at least one moment together, and they comfort each other. Not only that, but they also want to go out and see shooting stars. Everyone can see it, until Miku decides to break ties after Hibiki hides her new heroic job. It's okay, they get better and the Ship Tease has only increased since then.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her Symphogear Shenshou Jing is one of the most ridiculously powerful weapons shown on the show. Not only does it have some of the most varied abilities and weapons shown in the series it also has the power of Anti-Magic making it one of the most dangerous powers on the show. It's therefore no surprise that Shenshou Jing gets destroyed by its own power after Miku's first fight with it otherwise the heroes would probably be able to easily beat any seasons Big Bad.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Subverted. There are two beds in form of a bunk bed, but she and Hibiki sleep on the top bunk. When they have their relationship crisis, Miku sleeps on the bottom bunk.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Hibiki's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Uses herself as a way of distracting the Noise when Hibiki was unable to activate her Symphogear. She did say she was a part of the school's track and field.
  • True Companions: Lives with Hibiki in the dorm and later relies on her in episode 8 when she acts as a decoy. Come G she joins the 2nd Division to be able to help her friend on an even greater scale.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Having received no formal training on how to use her Symphogear, Shenshou Jing, she's much less effective than the rest of the Symphogear users. And yet she still manages to destroy an entire fleet of ships with just her relic, and even overpower Chris and Tsubasa's ultimate defenses.
  • Walking Spoiler: Big things happen in season 2.
  • Yandere: It's been noted that her song lyrics while wearing her Symphogear hint at her being very possessive of Hibiki and her love.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: During Episode 4, when Hibiki finally tells Miku about her doubts, Miku says that Hibiki's fists are gentle and would never willingly hurt anyone.

    Genjuro Kazanari 
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Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa

Tsubasa's uncle and leader of the 2nd Division Mobile Disaster Response Corps, an organization dedicated to fighting the Noise. A Hot-Blooded man with insane physical strength which appears to have come from watching action movies. He cares deeply for the Symphogear users, and is Hibiki's martial arts teacher as well as Chris's guardian. Revealed in GX to actually be Tsubasa's half-brother, though whether or not Genjuro himself knows this is unknown.


  • Badass Baritone: Even gets a Character Song to boot!
  • Badass Beard: A nice trimmed goatee.
  • Badass Normal: All of his ridiculous strength comes from nothing but pure physical training. Unfortunately, touching a Noise would still kill him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Twice—once for Hibiki, the other time for Chris.
  • Big Good: He's the highest authority figure to the Symphogear users.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His actual ability. His punches and kicks are so strong that they shatter the ground, and even make cracks in Finé's Nehushtan armour. The man is able to step in on a fight between Symphogear users and stop them! Not only that. He nearly defeats Finé!
    • In AXZ he also takes on all of the Symphogears as part of a training session and wipes the floor with them.
  • Conflict Killer: Stops Tsubasa from fighting Hibiki with punching a BFS.
  • Cool Uncle: To Tsubasa.
  • Eccentric Mentor:
    • Genjuro teaches Hibiki his unnamed, super-powered Secret Art after she proves unable to bring out her Armed Gear in episode four. Part of the training involves watching action movies and doing forms in cosplay.
    • Later in G, when he gives the trio another special training, he sings. And in Chinese! While Hibiki is willing to sing with him, Chris wonders if he's fine with his brain.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's big, he's hammy, and he likes to train. Naturally, Chris just can't stand him, initially.
  • Glass Cannon: Though extraordinarily strong, fast, and dextrous, he is still only a human and therefore lacks the protective abilities of the Symphogears. A stabbing attack that likely wouldn't inconvenience his charges was almost fatal to him. This also makes him completely useless against Noise, which disintegrate unprotected humans on contact.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Episode 9 of G has Genjuro and Hibiki performing a cover of the opening theme to Jackie Chan's The Police Story, in its original language, Cantonese.
  • Hot-Blooded:
    • Watch a man teach martial arts to a girl with lines like "Your fists ought to fly like hammers that hit the thunder of the bolt that strucks you!" and the Hot-Blooded girl responds "I didn't understand a word of that, but I'll try!".
    • At the end of the Training Montage in G, Chris says to herself that those two are too hot.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Genjuro's idea of training includes watching action movies and playing fighting games, and trying to copy main characters' moves... while being dressed like them. It includes trying to teach Hibiki Hadouken, by having them both dressed as Makoto and Gouki/Akuma. All of this set to a Badass Rocky-like theme.
  • Image Song: Two in G. Eiyū Kōji is a cover of the opening theme of The Police Story, which he performs with Hibiki. His version of Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban is a cover of Yumi, Shiori and Kuriyo's song, which is from an anime parody.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Finé; thankfully he survives.
  • In a Single Bound: He can jump from the ground to the top of a building with a single jump.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: He lacks any origin for his ridiculous strength and skill, and when asked, his answer is consistently that he watches a lot of action movies.
  • Large and in Charge: The tallest character in the series, and he commands his respective division.
  • Large Ham: He can be very dramatic, sometimes.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The guy with the Anime Hair and pink necktie in charge of Mission Control? He can beat a Symphogear barehanded, as seen in episode 3. Later on he also takes on Fine herself and wipes the floor with her, forcing her to resort to a cheap shot to win.
  • The Movie Buff: Action films, to be exact.
  • Mr. Exposition: Justified, since he is the leader of the research group. Otherwise, he would leave this trope to Ryoko.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being unable to be there for Chris, for whom he is her legal guardian. He does everything in his power to reach out to her, soothe her rage, and make up with her for his failure.
  • Parental Substitute: To the girls. He ain't the Team Dad for nothing.
    • More specifically, he's the legal guardian of the orphaned Chris, and might be for the parent-lacking Tsubasa. Given the absence of Hibiki's family, it's lucky that his paternal instincts extend so widely.
  • Properly Paranoid: While genuinely an outgoing person, he has some reservations regarding Ryoko. The thing is, he's right.
  • Rated M for Manly: You thought the Symphogear girls were the only ones to kick ass in the series? Genjuro will prove you wrong by nearly defeating the Big Bad with nothing but his physical strength! As he puts it when Finé is bewildered by his lack of Relic usage:
    Finé: How is it that you can stand up to the power of a complete relic?!
    Genjuro: You wanna know? I eat, watch movies and sleep! A true man needs nothing else!
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink tie.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a very understanding boss.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to most of his agency's blue.
  • Shipper on Deck: If the first OVA is an indication, he seems to ship Hibiki and Miku together as seen during the reunion short in said OVA.
  • Shounen Hair: Has matching hair to kick asses.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To both Akuma and Bruce Lee. While training Hibiki in Season 1 Episode 4, he looks almost like the former, and sometime later during the same Training Montage, he and Hibiki wore Lee's iconic yellow-and-black jumpsuit. Come Season 1 Episode 8 he uses fighting moves that evoke both fighters. His training methods however, are more of a mix between old kung-fu movies (especially Drunken Master) and a certain Italian Stallion.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in G Episode 9, as there is not only another Rocky-style Training Montage (including Tsubasa and a very unenthusiastic Chris this time!), but he actually sings the theme song of The Police Story (in Cantonese!) with Hibiki to accompany it...you'd have to be deaf to think his singing voice isn't an impersonation of Isao Sasaki.
  • Team Dad: He's a very caring person, who can stop the fight between Tsubasa and Hibiki, and comforts the broken Chris. He's also Chris's legal guardian and Hibiki's sensei in terms of martial arts.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Genjuro doesn't usually fight women, but he'll do an exception if said woman wants to hurt someone under his protection.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Of the forked kind, matching his fiery personality.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Genjurou is a gentleman, but he makes an exception for villains.

XDU

  • Adaptational Wimp: Sort of. Genjuro in Kanade's pararell-verse isn't into an action-movie thus he can't perform a Super Human level feat like his prime counterpart can. Genjuro can only surprised when Hibiki mentions how crazy powerful his other self is.
  • Took a Level in Badass: And yes, he can. The only things that stop him from Curb-Stomp Battle anything in the main series is that he lack ability to fight the Noise. In XDU one of his parallel-verse gain access to a special gauntlet which used a sort of modified Symphogear technology invented by Fine due to the lack of Symphogear user in this world. It's generated a Battle Aura make him able to fight Noise. He Curb-Stomp them as you can expected. However the the gauntlet can only last in the short span of times and required sometime to recharged it's power before able to use it again.

    Shinji Ogawa 
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Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

An agent of the 2nd Division who also acts as Tsubasa's manager for her idol cover. He's also a highly-skilled ninja.


  • Badass Normal: Not as much as Genjuro, but he has his moments. Suddenly shows it off extensively in episode 9 of G (see below), showcasing that he may be more powerful than he looks.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He always wears a black suit and he shows some action while wearing it.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Had shades of this towards Hibiki in the earlier parts of Season 1. Arguably, he is this to Tsubasa, being very supportive and loyal to her, and showing concern for her well-being. The fact that he taught Tsubasa at least one of his ninja techniques helps.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Is in the nick of time to save Miku from a Noise ambush in Episode 10 of season 1.
  • Bridal Carry: In episode 9 of G, he carries Shirabe like this when he rescues her from the battlefield.
  • Drives Like Crazy: We don't see how he drives, but he drives his car at the speed of the plot, just in time to save Hibiki and the rest of her classmates and he parked while spinning around twice or thrice at high speed. Normal people wouldn't even survive such driving, but because he lives in a World of Badass, his passenger, Maria, is completely unaffected with that kind of crazy driving.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: In episode 3 of G, Ogawa decides to report back to headquarters while surrounded by a gang of armed thugs. His tone never changes despite the battle heard in the background, and by the time the scene cuts back to him the thugs are collapsing one by one.
  • Me's a Crowd: Part of his repertoire of Ninja techniques includes the ability to produce shadow clones, which he both demonstrates and takes Up to Eleven in episode 6 of XV when he creates shadow clones of the Toyota Trecel he's driving to throw off Vanessa's aim.
  • Megane: He wears glasses as Tsubasa's manager.
  • Nice Guy: Has an approachable and amiable way about him, and is quick to advise Hibiki when she first joins. He also has a heroic tendency, between
  • Ninja: As revealed in supplementary notes. He can easily overpower yakuzas unarmed while making a phone call, and taught Tsubasa his Shadow Weaving Technique.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: In his cover as Tsubasa's manager.
  • Shadow Pin: Tsubasa's Shadow Weaving is actually from Ogawa, a technique that involves a thrown dagger into the opponent's shadow, disabling their movements. As shown in GX, Ogawa can even do this with bullets.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He always wears a black suit.
  • Shipper on Deck: If the first OVA is an indication, he seems to ship Hibiki and Miku together as seen during the reunion short in said OVA.
  • The Glasses Come Off: During serious moments. It's a Character Tic.
  • The Reliable One: Most definitely. He's the one who cleans Tsubasa's room, a girl's room, despite he's a man.
  • Undying Loyalty: Maintains this towards the 2nd Division, but it extends to Tsubasa. His use of the Shadow Weaving Technique to let Tsubasa and Maria make a car getaway in the second episode of GX.
  • Walk on Water: In episode 9 of G, where he runs on water with Shirabe in his arms.

    Aoi Tomosato 
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Voiced by: Asami Seto

An agent of the Second Division.


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    Sakuya Fujitaka 
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Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

Another agent of the Second Division.


  • Mission Control: His job.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: During AXZ second episode when he's carried by Kirika and they jump off a cliff to a train below, he gives a pretty high pitched scream.
  • Tempting Fate: In the first episode of GX, he muses to Aoi that he wishes things would stay peaceful and that no major crisis would arise until his eventual retirement. Cue an alarm for strange energy readings indicating the start of GX's plot.
  • Those Two Guys: With Aoi.
  • Two First Names: Both Sakuya and Fujitaka has been used as first names.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Aoi. He shows surprise that she bothered to get him a cup of coffee while they worked overtime.

    Ryoko Sakurai 
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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Head Scientist of the 2nd Division MDRC and creator of the Symphogear.


Villains

    Finé 
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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

The Big Bad of the first season, who controlled Chris from the shadows. She possesses a number of powerful armours and Relics, some of which allow her (and by extension, Chris) to summon and control Noise. Despite not being a Symphogear user, the Nehushtan Armor, Solomon's Cane, Durandal and Kadingir make her a very powerful foe.

She is the reincarnation of an ancient priestess who sought entry into Heaven by building the Tower of Babel, but was struck down by God. Fine possessed the body of Ryoko Sakurai when the latter came into contact with the Relics, and used her host's position within the 2nd Division to further her own agenda. She builds a new Tower of Babel, Kadingir to destroy the moon, which should be followed by natural catastrophes.


  • Bastard Girlfriend: Finé punishes Chris' mistakes stark naked save for black stockings.
  • Beehive Barrier: Ascard is a shield with a hexagon structure made by the whips. She can also create a three-layer shield.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Fine claims that she through several reincarnations has been responsible for most of the world's global paradigm shifts. It should be noted that her reincarnations were not limited to be female.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1.
  • Chainmail Bikini: The Nehushtan armour when worn by Fine doesn't do much to cover her user below the shoulders. But it makes the exposed skin as bullet-proof as the rest of the armour, as seen in episode 11.
  • Contralto of Danger: Fitting to the Big Bad, she has one of lowest female voices of the cast.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair and golden eyes.
  • The Dark Arts: That's exactly what the she calls her forbidden powers.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Between her death and her reappearance in Shirabe's Near-Death Experience midway through G Episode 12, Finé has since taken Hibiki's words to heart. Her ghost even encourages Shirabe, her descendant, to live on and protect Kirika and help her save Maria.
  • Evil Gloating: She keeps on harping about how she's going to rule the Earth while beating a downed Hibiki.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Finé's voice is noticeably lower than Ryoko's.
  • Flight: The Nehushtan Armor gives her flight abilities.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Attacks Chris while naked, but then activates her Symphogear. Well, she was wearing stockings, high-heels and long gloves at that time.
  • Fusion Dance: With the Nehushtan Armor to receive its regenerating ability. And then later with thousands of Noises.
  • Genetic Memory: Finé is a scientifically reincarnated Sumerian priestess who stored her personality and memories in her descendants' DNA. This is how she bodyjacked Ryoko twelve years ago.
  • Golden Super Mode: When she starts using the Nehushtan Armor for herself she also upgrades its power, causing it to turn gold. It reverts to its original colour when she is defeated.
  • Gratuitous English: Her first dialogue is in badly pronounced English, although it's actually used as an insult to her American interlocutors.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: An interesting case as she becomes this in later seasons. G, GX, and AXZ happen all thanks to her research and heretical technology as part of her attempts to destroy the curse of Babel over the centuries. G stands out as the only one that is the result of recent, modern day attempts towards her goal.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Thanks to the Nehushtan Armour.
  • Hellish Pupils: To fit her unhuman nature.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: As part of her redemption, she ultimately sacrifices the last of her life-force in G Episode 12 to revive Shirabe.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The very Symphogear "toys" she made are why she loses. Her Oh, Crap! reaction as she comes to the realization that Hibiki is getting up again and it's all thanks to the Symphogear makes it very clear she knows this well.
  • I Surrender, Suckers:
    • Being outmatched by Genjuro, Finé switches for a moment to her Ryoko persona to recover the momentum.
    • Fine pulls off another fake-out later when she causes a Colony Drop right after it seems she has given up.
  • Meaningful Name: "Finé" is a musical term for "The End". Lampshaded by Tsubasa.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She lounges around nude and wears the most stripperiffic Symphogear.
  • Mook Maker: Solomon's Cane allows her to summon Noises.
  • One-Winged Angel: Finé's Apocalypse Dragon form is her last trump against the Symphogears.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Strangely enough, her magic color is pink, despite she's the main villain. Though, she's not a girlish, but a very mature woman.
  • Posthumous Character: She may be gone but she still plays an important role in later seasons. G features a terrorist group named Finé, built around girls with the potential to become her next vessel. In AXZ the immortal villains considered Finé their greatest rival, and view the Symphogear users as heirs to her position.
  • Psycho Lesbian: She dresses Chris in very erotic outfits, while Finé wear nothing, but stockings, high-heels and long gloves. The former gets electric shocks from the latter.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Subverted. Initially, it seems like Finé tries to destroy the moon using the Kadingir because God destroyed the tower she built to reach him. It turns out she's trying to destroy the moon because it will make everyone speak the same language as God again, allowing her to confess her love for him.
  • Significant Double Casting: Ryoko and Finé are the same person, hence why Miyuki Sawashiro is voicing both characters.
  • Slasher Smile: Finé is prone to this humourless grin.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The fansubs spell her name as "Finé", the official Niconico subs call her Phine.
  • Stripperiffic: The Nehushtan armour when worn by Finé makes its user sport a Sexy Backless Outfit with Underboobs, Bare Your Midriff and comes with absurdly tall platform boots.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Fitting to the fact that she's a supernatural person.
  • Taking You with Me: Finé tries to do this to the majority of the world by crashing a piece of the moon into the Earth. Her intention is to revive via a new host and continue from where she left off.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Despite being more powerful than the three Symphogear users, she lacks amount of skills and she has a hard time against Genjuro and later against the trio. But not unskilled enough that she is an Anti-Climax Boss.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Despite being the big bad of the original series, her ripping off a piece of the moon that unveiled the Lunar Ruins comes back to bite everyone in the ass by XV, including her original goal of trying to destroy the moon. The Curse of Balal she hated so much that originated from the moon she tried to destroy wasn't actually a Curse in the traditional sense, but a special program created to keep Shem-ha, the Greater-Scope Villain of the entire franchise, from re-emerging out of humanity's DNA to turn everyone into Monsters that serve her. Fine herself would not be exempt, either. Ooops.
  • Villainous Rescue: In G, does this to spare Shirabe's soul from being destroyed by Kirika's scythe, though by then she's not exactly a villain.
  • Whip It Good: The Nehushtan Armor has a couple of Variable Length Chains as main weapons. And as seen in the last episode, it has a really long, long reach.
  • Woman Scorned: Apparently by God, of all deities.
  • The Worf Effect: After killing a bunch of US-soldiers, she sets a bomb trap, which is activated by Genjuro and his men. Nobody seems to be hurt by the explosion.

    Noise 

A mysterious group of monsters that do not exist on the same dimension as humanity, rendering normal weapons useless against them. Only the Symphogears possess the ability to defeat them. Solomon's Cane can summon and control them. It is later revealed they were created by humans of long ago. The climax of G has the heroes finally seal away the dimension where they come from. Even if they survived the explosion of Nephilim there is most likely no way to open the Treasury of Babylon again without Solomon's Cane.


  • Achilles' Heel: Relics seem to be the only things capable of hurting them, most often in the form of a Symphogear.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Creepy looking and make strange distorted squishy sounds. A single touch means an agonizing death to the average civilian. They also only attack humans, leaving any other living things alone.
  • Intangible Man: One of the main reasons they're so hard for conventional soldiers to deal with. They're only corporeal when they want to be, which makes walls no obstacle and weapons incapable of hitting them. The Symphogear system is so effective against them because it's designed, among other things, to force them into a solid state.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: The fate of their victims as they carbonize and instantly turn to dust. Also, the Noise's own fate when they are destroyed as they crumble into the same dust.
  • Living Weapon: For a certain value of "living" but they were created as weapons by humanity long ago.
  • Mooks: What they all end up being, what with there being a Big Bad controlling them. Not to mention how the Symphogears let the heroes tear through them like tissue paper.
  • Mook Maker: A few different types have this ability.
  • Shooting Superman: Plenty of armies still shoot at them, as though it's ineffective it tends to delay them enough for civilians to evacuate.
  • The Dreaded: As soon as they show up, people start screaming and running. The trope below makes it very clear why.
  • Touch of Death: One single touch from them (if you aren't wearing a Symphogear) will immediately carbonize the victim, instantly killing them...and interestingly destroying the Noise as well.

Others

    Yumi Itaba 
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Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki

A schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku. She enjoys watching anime.


  • Alternate Character Reading: Like the Symphogear songs above, Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban, which is mainly her Image Song, can be misread as "Genkitsu! Denkō Keiji Ban". If you listen to her before she starts to sing in episode 4, she pronounce it as "Genchaku". "Genchaku" is also part of the lyrics.
  • Break the Cutie: Suffers one when a soldier got killed in front of her, and another one when Hibiki's gone berserk
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Very frequently.
  • Catchphrase: "This isn't an anime."
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: In the fourth episode of G, she cosplays as the titular character of Denkō Keiji Ban. She even drags her two friends in costumes as well, so they can perform their karaoke song in the school contest.
  • Day in the Limelight: She gets a chance to shine in the first season finale, helping to get the power back on. She even references this trope:
    Yumi: "In an anime, this would be the moment where the small-bodied girl gets the spotlight!"
  • Epic Fail: It's her idea to participate with her two friends at the karaoke contest. Yumi's goal is to win the contest, so she can legitimately found an Anison Club. They don't even get to the chorus part.
  • Fangirl: Of anime. In G, she even tries to found an Anison Club, but with little success.
  • Genki Girl: She's much more upbeat than her friends who aren't Hibiki.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Is the only one of the cliqué.
  • Image Song: In 'G. Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban, an opening song covered by her, Shiori and Kuriyo. It's from an anime parody called Denkō Keiji Ban. Of course, she's the lead singer.
  • Large Ham: She can be very dramatic. Most notable in the Grand Finale of the first season and then in G, when she cosplays Denkō Keiji Ban.
  • Meta Girl: She keeps pointing out how things play out like in an Anime, beginning by calling Hibiki out for behaving like an Anime character in the second episode.
    Yumi (in episode 11): "How could the school be under attack? It's not like this is an anime or anything!"
    Yumi (in episode 5 of G): "You're as dense as a main character of a Harem Anime."
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to ship Miku and Hibiki together and gets annoyed with Hibiki's dense nature.
  • Those Three Girls: With Kuriyo and Shiori.

    Kuriyo Andou 
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Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

Another schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku.


  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Cosplay: In the fourth episode of G, she is forced by Yumi to cosplay a mantis villain from Denkō Keiji Ban. Kuriyo is embarrassed about it.
  • Image Song: In G. Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban, an opening song covered by her, Yumi and Shiori. It's from an anime parody called Denkō Keiji Ban.
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to Hibiki as Bikki and Miku as Hina.
    • And as of the third season, she refers to Chris as Kinechri.
  • Those Three Girls: With Yumi and Shiori.

    Shiori Terashima 
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Voiced by: Nao Touyama

Another schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku.


  • Cosplay: In the fourth episode of G, cosplays a purple catgirl criminal (or heroine?) as requested by Yumi. Unlike Kuriyo, Shiori seems to enjoy it.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has a nicer, calmer demeanor than the other two girls and golden locks to match.
  • Image Song: In G. Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban, an opening song covered by her, Yumi and Kuriyo. It's from an anime parody called Denkō Keiji Ban.
  • Last-Name Basis: Refers to her friends by their surnames, oddly enough.
  • The Quiet One: Has the least amount of lines out of the trio.
  • Those Three Girls: With Yumi and Kuriyo.


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