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2nd Division Mobile Disaster Response Corps / S.O.N.G. (Squad Of Nexus Guardians)

    Miku Kohinata
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

  • 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.

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Finally takes her place as the 7th and final Symphogear Wielder during the series finale, wielding Shenshou Jing. With her additional power, the Wielders are able to overwrite the Will of the Gods, freeing humanity.
  • 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. She later gets her Gear back during the Grand Finale, blasting an entire horde of Custodian mechs and helping the other users save the world.
  • 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.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: In XV, she actually wants to tell Hibiki something very important that pertains to their relationship and how they feel but just can't express it. It's because of this indecisiveness that Shem-Ha was able to possess her.
  • 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? And finally, in XV where she works up the courage to tell Hibiki her feelings, with the latter heavily implied to reciprocate.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: In the final episode of XV, she regains the use of Shensou Jing, this time without being brainwashed, in order to help the rest of the Symphogear wielders stop Yggradisil.
  • 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. The song returns in instrumental form during the final episode of the series when Miku uses the Shenshou Jing to help the others destroy Yggdrasil's core.
  • 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". Then it's heavily implied that she makes a third one at the end of the series, with both her and Hibiki blushing at each other as they talk to each other. And due to Kimi Dake Ni playing over the scene, it's quite obvious that it's reciprocated.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Once again, her love for Hibiki makes her go along with Dr. Ver's proposal of using the Shenshou Jing.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: When she finally gets a Gear voluntarily in XV, it's a ''wedding dress''.
  • Maybe Ever After: The series ends with Miku and Hibiki heavily implied to be confessing their feelings for each other. The fact that a piano version of Kimi Dake Ni is playing makes the intent rather obvious.
  • 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.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Heavily implied to be what happens between her and Hibiki at the end of the series with both of them confessing to each other.
  • 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!
  • Secretly Selfish: She made it clear that she wasn't pleased with Hibiki's Symphogear-related activities in the first season before coming around and accepting it. While she would continue to encourage Hibiki, Miku has always felt guilt for setting Hibiki down on the path to becoming a Symphogear wielder due to sending Hibiki to the ill-fated Zwei Wing concert that kicked off the events of the entire series. As such, she wants Hibiki to stop putting herself at risk due to a mixture of Miku's own guilt and her own romantic feelings for Hibiki. Being this is the entire reason she was able to wield the Shenshou Jing in the first place.
  • 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. Then it's heavily implied that she and Hibiki get together for real in the Grand Finale.
  • 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. As such, the Shenshou Jing's relic-killing power was used by Shem-Ha in order to counter Hibiki's own god-killing abilities during XV
  • 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. Her firepower shows up again when she utterly annihilates a horde of Custiodian mechs in the Grand Finale.
  • 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.

Aigis Duo-Relics
Determined to save Parallel Hibiki, Miku eventually managed to get her own Shen Shou Jing back from parallel world and used it for that purposed. Unlike in the main series from this point onward, Miku has become the Sixth Ranger and help out the main cast if situations is called.
  • Barrier Warrior: She later get her Aigis relic to combine with her Shen Shou Jing. This Duo-relic allows her to generate a barrier in which it's defensive potential are even exceed of X-Drive.
  • Beam Spam: Almost all of her attacks consist of beam attack varieties.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Her Aigis relic change the shape of her a big fan-like Arm Gear to look more like a proper (hi-tech) fan.
  • Sixth Ranger: As the gang often split up and travel to other parallel world, Miku usually fill the gaps for the team if needed.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: More profound than the main series. She technically own both powerful offensive (Shen Shou Jing) and defensive (Aigis) relics but on the other hand are average on the other parts as well as much less experienced than the other gear users.


    Genjuro Kazanari
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 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 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'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.


  • 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
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 Family: The final season reveals that he's part of his own clan, the Ogawas, who have many family members spread across the globe, all of them having a variety of capable skillsets.
  • 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 her 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
Voiced by: Asami Seto

An agent of the Second Division.

    Sakuya Fujitaka
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
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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

Voiced by: Misaki Kuno

A girl who looks very similar to Carol, who is on the run from Leiur at the beginning of GX.

  • Artificial Human: Claims to be a Homunculus that Carol created to aid in the construction of the Château de Tiffauges.
  • The Atoner: She wants to protect the world to atone for her "other self", Carol, wanting to destroy everything.
  • Bokukko: Uses boku to refer to herself. This may be a reflection of her rather ambiguous gender.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Summons an alchemic shield to protect herself from Vanessa, and summons Daurdabla to don the Faust Robe, abilities which she wasn't shown to have in the past. Subverted in that it's actually Carol doing this after taking over her body to save her.
  • Enemy Without: Inverted. Due to being an incomplete copy of Carol, she's basically a physical representation of the season 3 Big Bad before her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Goes through one at the end of GX. She starts inhabiting Carol's old body, so her hair is now Carol's gold hue and her bangs face the other way. AXZ shows that she's now started to braid her hair like Carol.
  • Good Costume Switch: While never truly evil, Elfnein wears a more sensible white blouse once she joins S.O.N.G.
  • In the Hood: She keeps the hood of her cloak up while running from Leiur, only taking it off to enlist Chris's help.
  • Meaningful Name: She actually follows the Tarot Motifs as well, though in a less obvious way than the Autoscorers. Her name is Gratuitous German for "no eleven" which doesn't seem to mean much until Carol's song refers to her as "the unneeded card of Justice" (the eleventh major arcana of the Rider-Waite tarot deck) in her bloody quest for revenge.
  • The Mole: Carol can see and hear everything Elfnein is currently experiencing whenever she wants. In a twist of this trope, Elfnein is horrified when she finds out about this, and begs to be locked away so she doesn't cause any further harm.
  • Mysterious Waif: Has a small stature and is currently shrouded in mystery as far as her agenda and history goes.
  • No Biological Sex: The medical examination she receives from S.O.N.G. reveals this to be the case, although the cast sticks with using female pronouns for her for the lack of a better option. She also claims that such a thing is normal for homunculi like herself.
  • Science Hero: After joining S.O.N.G., Elfnein becomes its expert in heretical technology and alchemy, doing things like giving the Symphogears access to the Ignite mode and decoding Dr. Ver's LiNKER recipes.
  • Stripperiffic: Her initial appearance has her wearing nothing but that underwear and her cloak. Lampshaded by Chris. It was revealed in a Zesshoushinai skit that her entire wardrobe was nothing but that outfit. After she joins S.O.N.G., she exchanges it for a Labcoat of Science and Medicine that is a bit too big for her.
    Chris: "What happened to your clothes?!"
  • Taking the Bullet: Protects Aoi from a piece of the ceiling when Leiur's golem makes a last-ditch attack on S.O.N.G.'s submarine. She gets injured in the process, but is able to recover.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's physically the youngest and smallest person in the cast.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has bright green hair. Averted after the end of GX, her hair is now blonde.

Kazanari Clan

    Yatsuhiro Kazanari
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji

Tsubasa's father and Genjuurou's brother, and a senior diplomat/lawyer. Tsubasa is actually his half-sister on their father's side.

  • Abusive Parents: Averted; his cold treatment of Tsubasa is his way of making it easier for her to leave the Kazanaris and pursue her dreams.
    • Tough Love: He emotionally neglected Tsubasa for years to help her, but all it seemed to do was cause Tsubasa to grow up emotionally stunted.
  • Badass Family: Is yet another addition to the prestigious Kazanaris. Unlike his relatives, however, he's shown to be experienced not in combat, but in diplomacy - he was responsible for effecting Maria's transfer to SONG and the reason overall for SONG's relative freedom and discretion when it comes to acting, despite being a UN agency.
  • Expy: His relation and role to Tsubasa are just like Kei Karasuma
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He shields Tsubasa from Fudo's bullet, saving her life and encouraging her to continue singing and protecting people before dying.
  • It Runs in the Family: Just as Tsubasa pulled a Cruel to Be Kind act on Hibiki in G, Yatsuhiro is revealed to have done something similar to Tsubasa in the past.
  • Poor Communication Kills: It takes ten years of estrangement for Tsubasa to figure out why her father acts cold towards her, and only because Maria was around to explain it.
  • Taking the Bullet: He shields Tsubasa from Fudo in XV Episode 9 and he pays for it with his life.

    Fudou Kazanari
Voiced by: Mugihito

The original head of Section 2, father of Yatsuhiro and Genjuro, and grandfather of Tsubasa. He's actually Tsubasa's biological father.

  • Abusive Parents: Hoo boy. Rather than name either of his sons as his heir, he impregnates his elder son's wife in the name of a "pure bloodline", resulting in Tsubasa. He's also the one responsible for Tsubasa spending much of her early life as a lab rat for Symphogear tests.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's capable of facing off against Genjuro and Symphogear Tsubasa.
  • Big Bad: He's revealed to be the one controlling Noble Red in XV for his own goals and then the role is hijacked from him by Shem-Ha in Episode 9.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After being set up in GX he arrives in a big way in AXZ and especially XV.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He tries (key word being "tries") to take control of Shem-Ha's powers by attempting to brainwash her into being his pawn. Shem-Ha breaks out thanks to Noble Red's interference and she then proceeds to show everyone why she's the bigger threat.
  • The Dreaded: The only one to actually make the Hot-Blooded Genjuro get quiet and obviously scared and nervous. Yatsuhiro is also quite timid around him, while Tsubasa gets very quiet; though in her case she shows signs of quiet rebellion culminating, after Miku first speaks up, calling him out for the first time.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Shem-ha has a view of Humans Are Bastards but she didn't attack anyone yet when she first appeared. Thanks to Fudo's attempts to brainwash her, Shem-ha is now on the warpath and she makes her first move: reactivating the Frontier on the Moon.
  • Hate Sink: Ooh boy. Every time he appears on screen, the audience wants nothing more than for somebody, anybody to go and punch his face in.
  • Hero Killer: He ends up killing Yatsuhiro in XV Episode 9 when the latter takes a bullet for Tsubasa.
  • Honor-Related Abuse: There's Tubasa's entire childhood to look at, as well as his sons and daughter-in-law. He also treats his subordinates in SONG as "family," meaning, should he feel sufficiently "dishonored", there will be hell to pay.
  • I Let You Win: Intentionally leaves himself wide open to Amalgalm Tsubasa's attack so that he can go down in history as a Protector of Japan, not unlike how Dr Ver tried to do the same back in G. Genjuro even makes sure he doesn't die for similar reasons, in addition to making sure Tsubasa doesn't end up going down the same road Fudou did.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: With how abhorrent a human being Fudou is from the moment of his introduction, it seems like this would be an impossible trope for him, but when he's backed into a corner in XV, he finds a way to descend to all-new depths of repugnance.
  • Karma Houdini: Not once has he ever had to face consequences for his despicable, and often illegal, actions. Until XV Episode 9, that is.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: His days as a Karma Houdini finally ran out in XV Episode 9. First, the episode sees Noble Red derailing his plans by freeing Miku/Shem-ha, thus foiling his attempts to brainwash her in order to take control of her power. Then he is defeated by Tsubasa in a fight and Genjuro stops her before she can kill him. Finally, he gets to witness the fruits of his hubris when Shem-ha reactivates the Frontier that is on the Moon, putting not just Japan but the entire world in danger once again. As a result, he's arrested and detained for his actions in Episode 10.
  • Killing Intent: The moment Genjuro and other Agents of S.O.N.G. enter the same room as him in the Kazanari Manor, he flares a massive surge of this for a split second. During his fight with Tsubasa, his aura as a whole takes the shape of an Oni Wielding a sword, as an extension of his previous flash of intent.
  • Mole in Charge: The Stinger of Episode 3 of XV reveals that he is the one aiding the remnants of the Bavarian Illuminati in exchange for delivering him artifacts.
  • The Neidermeyer: The most classic definition. He is so wrapped up in his irrational belief that his bloodline, and his bloodline alone has some kind of bizarre "sacred duty" to be the shield protecting Japan from all enemies, foreign and domestic, that he provides absolutely zero aid to SONG, whether in terms of materials, personel, or intelligence, and has in fact actively hindered SONG on several occasions, yet the moment SONG faces a defeat or setback, he immediately takes it as an unforgivable personal insult because his bloodline's "honor" has been trampled. There's his behavior under the Pointy-Haired Boss entry, and the worst part, SONG has to suffer his intolerable behavior and attitude because if he feels sufficiently "dishonored," he can and will have SONG's funding cut, leaving the entire organization dead in the water, both figuratively and literally, until he learns he has no idea what he's doing and presses everybody back into service without even an apology, or update on the situation.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: As if his self-righteous zealotry wasn't enough reason to hate him, every time SONG has to report to him, he can only bark orders, insults, and berate the people fighting to keep the world safe for what he sees as shortcomings, regardless of their efforts, results, or situation. To top it off, he doesn't have a clue on how to do anything but look important, and preach about how "sacred" his bloodline is and how it's the job of said bloodline to protect Japan.
  • Posthumous Character: Averted. Though he doesn't show up outside of a brief moment in Tsubasa's flashback in GX, season 4 reveals he's unfortunately still alive.
  • Principles Zealot: He is so utterly convinced that his bloodline has some kind of bizarre divine mandate to protect the land of Japan that he will do any and every nasty thing he has to in order make it happen. Including raping Tsubasa's mother in order to produce Tsubasa, and forcing the girl into becoming a Symphogear user, and a near lifetime of being a lab rat.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: When Tsubasa has had enough of him belittling her and her efforts, condemning her for trusting her back to Hibiki, she retorts that as long as Japan is safe, it doesn't matter whose bloodline is doing the protecting. His response to that is to go totally postal, accuse her of betraying or abandoning her bloodline, and if he didn't have to be evacuated due to an enemy attack, would probably have beat Tsubasa unconscious with his cane/waling stick.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow a mysterious red after revealing he poisoned the blood Noble Red needs to live since he no longer needs them.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Combined very heavily and inextricably with Screw the Rules, I Have Money!. Because he, personally, has the entire Japanese economy by the short hairs, he can outright demand The Diet to do whatever the hell he wants. So if he feels "dishonored" for any reason, and he feels you aren't bowing and scraping enough, kiss your livelihood goodbye.
  • Shadow Dictator: While The Diet is calling the shots in public, he's the one controlling The Diet. So even when the political fallout inevitably occurs, the politicians get shuffled around, but nothing ever truly changes.
  • Slasher Smile: Pulls this off often and to a very nightmarish degree throughout Episode 9 of XV. Dr Ver would be proud.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like an older version of his sons.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Perhaps not too suprising considering who his son is but Fudou is shockingly powerful for an old man able to hold an alchemist like Millaarc back just by grasping her arm which shocks and unnerves her. He then proceeds to defeat Genjurō in XV Episode 9 by punching his son in the gut and performing a Spinning Piledriver on him that leaves Genjurō's head buried in the dirt and can also hold his own against Tsubasa and it takes Tsubasa using Amalgam to overpower Fudo.
  • Tautological Templar: Since protecting Japan is a noble goal, he honestly believes that any and every thing he does in pursuit of that goal is beyond reproach. There is no way to change his mind in this, at all.
  • They Just Don't Get It: Season 4 ends with a nuclear missile being launched at Japan to bring the threat of the Symphogear and their enemies to an end. He not only completely ignores the fact that all the other nations on the planet are now willing to take any and all measures, including burning Japan to the ground, if need be, but actually doubles down on seeking out the very powers that triggered the attack, completely neglecting the fact that the nuke was only stopped by a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In season 4, when Hibiki has been cocooned inside an energy barrier, he orders the JSDF to fire at the cocoon, without any idea of how the cocoon works, or its intended function, pointedly ignoring the protests of SONG, who were desperately trying to figure it out, and extract Hibiki safely. This triggers a chain of events that forces the US president to order a nuclear strike on Japan. If the series was just the tiniest bit more cynical, Japan would have been blasted into a crater, it would have been entirely his fault, and he'd go to his grave cursing the gods, because he's firmly of the opinion that he did his duty, in spite of all the empirical evidence otherwise.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despicable as he is, he does genuinely believe in protecting Japan from outside threats.
  • World's Strongest Man: Despite his age, Fudou is so strong that he can fight Symphogears with nothing but a katana, displaying strength and speed that even outclasses Genjurō's. It takes Tsubasa going Amalgalm just to win and break his sword, which he's utterly shocked by. He then switches gears to getting Tsubasa to strike him down instead in order to go down in history as a hero not unlike Dr. Ver.


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