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The characters of the anime series Star Driver:

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Takuto Tsunashi

Protagonist of the series. He pilots the Cybody Tauburn, one of the mechs that was formerly hidden in the island's ancient ruin. He is a Star Driver and is directly opposing the Glittering Crux Brigade to protect Wako from them.

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

  • Agent Peacock: He sports some massive Bling of War, fights in a feminine Humongous Mecha, and is an overall campy Large Ham. His official title is even "Ginga Bishōnen"note , but he can kick ass in a spectacular way.
  • Alliterative Name: Takuto Tsunashi.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The blonde part of hair he gets when apprivoised is supposed to evoke the shape (and color) of a star, going together with his Symbol Motif Clothing and being based on the Little Prince.
  • Attack Drone: Tauburn has a few of them, though in this case they're named 'Piles'.
  • Badass Longcoat: While piloting the Tauburn.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When he's not in his school uniform or in Ginga Bishounen mode, this is his default outfit.
  • Bishounen: He is the Galactic Pretty Boy, after all.
  • Bling of War: Pilots the Tauburn in what amounts to a pimped-out military dress uniform.
  • Camp Straight: Very, very camp. Maybe "Camp Asexual" given how Oblivious to Love he is.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: His entire purpose for turning up on Southern Cross Isle.
  • Catchphrase: "When what you want to do and what you ought to do are the same thing, you can hear the voice of the world," and "It's a _____!" (usually "It's a pinch!," but other variants pop up occasionally). Both seem to have been inherited from his friend Natsuo.
  • Chick Magnet: Damn near everyone on the island wants him. Including the villains.
  • Idiot Hero: Subverted. Takuto is heavily hinted to be smarter than he normally comes across. He has hidden depths combined with moments of perceptiveness
  • I Owe You My Life: Towards Wako.
  • Nice Guy: Almost ridiculously so.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: It's hinted at several times that Takuto knows quite a bit more about what's going on than he lets on.
  • Oblivious to Love: Wako is just about the only girl he knows likes him, and that's only because the feeling is mutual on his part.
  • Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: Tends to wig out at even the slightest suggestion of sexual behavior.
  • Parental Abandonment: He never met his father and his mother left him at his grandfather's house and never saw him again.
  • Pretty Freeloader: At Sugata's house in ep 18.
  • Raised by Grandparents: His mother disappeared for unknown reasons shortly after his birth, while his father is Head, who never cared about him to begin with.
  • Red Oni: Towards both Sugata's and Head's Blue Oni. In the case of the latter, it's also underlined by their Cybodies, which were designed as a pair with this motif in mind.

Wako Agemaki
Heroine of the series. A member of the school drama club, "Midnight Flight." She is the South Maiden, who can unlock the seal of Southern Cross Island. She is pursued by the Holy Order of the Glittering Crux.

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

  • Arranged Marriage: With Sugata.
  • Barrier Maiden: Keeps the Cybodies from getting off the island so long as her seal isn't broken.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even the sweet-natured South Maiden has her limits sometimes. It's advisable not to cross them. Madoka Kei found this out the hard way when she briefly stole Takuto's body. She also puts up a pretty good fight against Head when she gets in her Cybody in Episode 25.
  • Big Eater: Gets hungry easily and is never once seen to turn down food or a chance at a meal.
  • Break the Cutie: Wako is devastated when Sugata uses his King's Cybody to rescue her, putting himself in a coma in the process. Thankfully, they both recover.
  • Covert Pervert: Or, considering both Jaguar and Sarina knew exactly what she was fantasizing about, not quite so covert.
  • Distressed Damsel: On a very few occasions. Being kidnapped by Filament members in the first episode is basically what sets the plot in motion.
  • Nice Girl: Wako is one of the kindest members of the cast, always putting others' well-being ahead of her own.
  • The Nose Knows: She is able to detect the location of somebody by their smell.
  • Protectorate: To Takuto and Sugata.
  • Running Gag:
    • Whenever a stomach growl is heard, it's typically coming from Wako.
    • Whenever something involving Takuto and Sugata could be interpreted sexually in any way, she imagines it.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Literally so once she is gifted a knife for self-defense.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Movie shows that she's become a "Galactic Pretty Boy" post-series and is quite sufficient at being so.
  • Tragic Dream: Wako's dream to become a singer in Tokyo. As a Maiden she cannot leave the island unless her seal is broken, and she will not let that happen since it would also unleash the Cybodies on the rest of the world. At the end of episode 4, Takuto vows to destroy all of the Cybodies to give Wako the chance to fulfill her dream.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Has some... interesting fantasies about Takuto and Sugata.

Sugata Shindō
A member of Midnight Flight club along with Wako. He is engaged to Wako, but doesn't seem to mind that Wako takes an interest in Takuto.

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

  • Absolute Cleavage: His Emperor outfit has a V-neckline that shows off his abs and goes down to where his pubes would be.
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Keep in mind that he's a first-year high school student. And that he's fighting against an evil organization that wants to use the islands secrets for some sort of dastardly scheme. And that he can't leave the island under penalty of death. And that whenever he falls into a deep slumber, Keito has to do something involving getting naked to wake him up.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He does love and care for Wako, but his professed "curiosity" about Takuto and his gay subtext-dripping conversations with Head are signs that are too big to ignore...
  • Arranged Marriage: With Wako.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nonchalantly asking if Takuto had his first kiss and saying "he'll do her" in the drama club meeting when Takuto declared he would confront the mysterious girl Hina (aka Okamoto-sensei).
  • Driven to Suicide: Takuto seems to imply that he believes Sugata carries a knife around him because he may be contemplating suicide, but Sugata really carries a knife to protect Wako.
  • The Eeyore: In episodes 6 and 8.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Subverted. At the end of episode 7, it seemed like this would be the case, but he was completely unaffected by Benio's first phase and only fought Takuto because he was pissed off.
    • He became the Crux's Emperor in episode 23... but subverts the trope again; he only did it to get to Samekh so he could seal it for good.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Subverted. It seemed like this would be the case in Episode 6, since nobody has ever awakened after using the King's Pillar as well as Takuto's words at the end, but in Episode 7, we see that he's Not Quite Dead.
    • Attempted again in the final episode, but averted yet again thanks to Takuto.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • Since he doesn't seem to mind the fact that there's something going on between Takuto and Wako. He will also willingly lay down his life for her, going so far as carrying a knife everywhere he goes to protect her.
    • All long he planned to have Samekh sealed—thus, sacrificing himself in the process—and for someone to protect Wako while he's gone.
  • The Mentor: To Takuto.
  • Nice Guy: It's quite hard to piss Sugata off. When it happens, though... RUN.
  • Parental Abandonment: We have a mention of his father being the cause of his birthday-hating issues, but we never see him and the only people living in his mansion are Tiger, Jaguar and himself.
  • Rebel Leader: Even if he's not the head of the Midnight Flight club himself, everyone on the island seems to consider him head of the local resistance movement.
  • Refusal of the Call: Capable of piloting the most powerful Cybody in the series, according to Sarina, but refuses to do so for reasons yet to be revealed. Episode 6 reveals that as the candidate pilot of King Cybody he is forbidden to use it, not only because of the devastating power of his first phase ability, King's Pillar, but activating it would lock him into a coma, just like every other candidate before him. He wakes up right in the following episode, presumably (as of Episode 18) because Keito is keeping his libido active every night.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: His complete disregard for Benio after she used her First Phase on him shows that he's incapable of loving anyone... except Wako.
  • Supporting Leader: As Enokido puts it, "he'd be the main character of this world if Takuto hadn't come to Southern Cross Island", being the heir to a prominent family and is bonded with the strongest Cybody. He spends time training with Takuto to help the latter become stronger and after some initial frictions, has a lot of faith in Takuto's ability.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was a massive dick in episode 8, though probably for good reason. It didn't last.

    The Order of Glittering Crux 
All or most of them provide examples of:
  • Affably Evil: Most of it's members don't really seem like bad guys outside of work, and sometimes even during work.
  • Anime Hair: Nearly all of them naturally have this.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: With the exception of Keito, all of the department heads are... eccentric, to say the least. However, they all seem to be extremely competent when it comes to the work done by the Glittering Crux. Except when trying to defeat the Galactic Pretty Boy, at least.
  • Cool Mask: Hell, they enable them to pilot Humongous Mecha.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The only consistency in their outfits, aside from the masks, is that each section's uniforms have collars that coincide with playing cards (Spades for Vanishing Age, Hearts for Bouganville, Clubs for Filament, Diamonds for Adult Bank, and Joker for the Science Division.)
  • Five-Man Band: The five leaders of their respective divisions.
  • Large Ham: "KIRABOSHI!"
  • Mildly Military: Just as bad at coordination and discipline between as well as within factions as one would expect from an organisation run primarily by libidinous schoolkids (not that the adults are much better, mind).
  • Necessarily Evil: In their eyes.
  • Slasher Smile/Psychotic Smirk: Being able to pull off a good one of these is practically a Crux entry requirement.
  • Smug Snake: At least before they actually fight Takuto. The sole exception is the ever Crazy-Prepared Kanako Watanabe/President.
  • Theme Naming: Each section is a reference to a planet that the titular prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince visits.
  • Unwitting Pawn: All of them to Head.

Head (Reiji Miyabi, originally Tokio Tsunashi)

Leader of the Vanishing Age section, Head acts as the head of the Glittering Crux while waiting for someone to defeat Takuto and Tauburn to take leadership. Eventually he runs a coup and takes over the Crux himself with support from his branch. He pilots the Cybody Reshbal & later, the Cybody Sinpathy and wields the Star Sword Diamant & Turquoise.

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

  • Anything That Moves
  • Archnemesis Dad: He's this for Takuto.
  • Attack Drone: His first Cybody Reshbal comes with Piles that look and work almost identical to Tauburn's. His second one, Synpathy, has them too, and they enable him to take control of any other Cybody.
  • Bishōnen: Despite having a teenage son.
  • Campy Combat: A bisexual man with purple hair and a strong libido. He pilots the Cybody Reshbal, which takes the likelihood of a Renaissance gentleman complete with a pink plume.
  • The Casanova: Perfectly willing to seduce anyone, male or female, in order to get what he wants.
  • Depraved Bisexual: A classic Type 2, seeing sex as just another tool for manipulation.
  • Dual Wielding: He learned it from his father, just as Takuto did.
  • Evil Counterpart: Head's Cybody is very similar to Takuto's Tauburn, even using similar weapons like Piles. Which makes sense, as he's both Takuto's dad and was passed over for the mark.
  • Evil Plan/Gambit Roulette: His plan to become a time traveler.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: He has the same additional ring around the irises as Takuto and Icaro do. This is the first clear hint at him being Takuto's father.
  • It's All About Me: In SPADES. His ultimate plan is to take control of Samekh, power it up to the fullest, and move outside of time so he can relive the "glorious past" forever. This plan requires that the world be destroyed. He doesn't care.
  • Lima Syndrome/Stockholm Syndrome: Head and the North Maiden(Sakana-chan).
  • Meaningful Name: His Cybody is marked by the letter rēš, which indeed stands for "head".
    • However, that mark is borrowed, seeing as his father Icaro didn't give him his family's mark.
    • In addition, "Reiji," while figuratively "midnight," literally translates as "Zero Time."
    • When written in kanji, his real name (Tokio) can literally mean "consort of time", which hints at his ultimate plan.
  • Older Than They Look: Sugata confuses him for a student of Southern Cross Academy when wearing a school uniform, but he's actually old enough to be Takuto's father.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Responsible for the Crux's curiously half-hearted approach towards breaking the South Seal and taking down Tauburn. He doesn't want to move until Shingo's woken up and he's received his old lover's mark.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Seems to have a brief one in episode 21, considering his wistful reminiscence of the women in his life, both of whom he lost due to his pursuit of the Cybodies' power.
    • He treats Fish Girl, the North Maiden, exceptionally well, having polite exchanges with her, taking great interest in her recurring story, and even letting her go free from the cage he'd had her in once he felt he was done with her stories and didn't need her around anymore, even later telling Ryonosuke that he'd never locked her up against her will, so she could have left any time she chose to. The only reason she'd stayed to tell her story and sing for him for as long as she did was because he was nice to her and she liked him.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His lax immaturity and youthful qualities are apparent from the start. The "psychopathic" part becomes much more apparent later on.
  • Purple Is Powerful: It's his hair, eye and character color and his strength rivals Takuto's.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The last episode had him delivering incredibly short ones to anyone present.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Takuto's red. Additionally, Tauburn and Reshbal embody this principle in their color schemes.
  • Shadow Archetype: To his son,Takuto. He's a callous, withdrawn, and thoroughly manipulative The Casanova, where our hero is a Hot-Blooded, kind-hearted, and gregarious Chick Magnet. Particularly notable in Episode 20's Whole Episode Flashback, where we get to see how he managed to comprehensively wreck his own set of ¡Three Amigos!.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: With the North Maiden. Also with Sora, Takuto's mother.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His father refuses to give him the Tau mark, and he becomes obsessed with Cybody's power.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Bizarre hair color seems to run in the family.

Kanako Watanabe

Takuto's married classmate and member of the Glittering Crux Brigade under the name, "the President." She's in charge of the Adult Bank, with her section providing most of the monetary funds for the Crux. Her Cybody is Betraida.

Voiced by: Ayano Niina

  • Artistic Age: She looks like she's in her late twenties or early thirties. She's actually fifteen.
  • Badass Adorable: Air-headed lonely rich girl? Think again. Her skill in the boxing ring more than proves that she's capable of handling herself in a fight.
  • Boobs of Steel: Having one of the largest bust sizes in the cast has paid off well for her — she's an expert Star Driver and champion-level boxer.
  • Brutal Honesty: Bluntly states that her marriage is based on her husband being a Dirty Old Man and her being a greedy Gold Digger.
  • Crazy-Prepared: We learn in Episode 24 that she doesn't have a yacht just to show off how rich she is; it's supposed to be an escape vessel for all the islanders in case the volcanoes connected to Zero Time erupt. Simone and Takashi are reasonably impressed.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's got a mean straight in the boxing ring.
  • Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us: Wants to seize the Cybodies for her own section in order to control them, since she believes their release is inevitable.
  • Gold Digger: As Kanako puts it, her marriage is held together "by the unbreakable bonds of greed."
  • Hidden Depths: You definitely wouldn't think 'World-Champion Boxer' the first time seeing her.
  • It Amused Me: When Simone asked her why she helped her recover from the accident by approivising her Cybody and pretended not to know that "Simone" was only pretending to be loyal as part of a scheme to strike at her illegitimate father's new wife, Kanako responded with this trope. This trope covers pretty much everything else she does in the series.
  • Jerkass: Played for Laughs.
  • Mundane Utility: She speculates that her first phase may be her beauty and business sense.
  • Necessarily Evil: Her perspective on the Crux's actions - as she sees it, any action is justified in order to preserve the world and regulate the vast power of the Cybodies, no matter how personally regrettable it might be.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Comes across as the biggest floozy who ever lived... until you realize how competent she really is.
  • Pet the Dog: She apprivoised to heal Simone's coma, brought on by an accident, and then took her on as a maid even though she knew Simone had ulterior motives in doing so. While the manner of the act is questionable (see It Amused Me), it does not change the fact that (a) it was a good thing to do that (b) Kanako didn't have to do, but (c) did anyway at personal cost.

Keito Nichi

Leader of Bouganville under the name "Ivrogne," Keito holds a secret that most of the Crux doesn't know. She is really the East Maiden, whose seal the Crux has to break in order to release the next phase for the Cybodies.

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She certainly doesn't SEEM that bad. But according to an official pamphlet outlining the series: "Her main characteristic is her two-faced personality: normally she's an honors student, but really she's a bitch."
  • Childhood Friends: With Sugata and Wako.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly aimed towards Kanako, whose constant flirting she has a front-row seat to in class.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: For Sugata.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Wako.
  • From a Certain Point of View: Her offer to Mizuno that she would help the latter to leave the island.
  • Jerkass/Manipulative Bitch: Her profile says that she wants to gain as much satisfaction as she can from leading Takuto along and subsequently breaking him emotionally.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The reason for her entire involvement with the crux is because she's the odd one out in Sugata's love triangle.
  • Mad Scientist: Runs the Crux's tech division, and does a fair amount of experimentation in her spare time, as well. Needless to say, little of it is the sort of thing one would ordinarily study in a mainstream lab.
  • Meaningful Name: Her moniker, 'Ivrogne', in another instance of Gratuitous French, translates into 'drunkard', and she's certainly handy with her potions...
    • It also serves as a nice link back to The Little Prince who encounters a drunkard who drinks to forget his shame of drinking.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she realizes that she's just handed over the most powerful cybody to Head and has sentenced Sugata to a life of slavery... or death by Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Not So Above It All: In Episode 18, when Takuto shows her the picture of Keito and Wako playing model as children, she dismisses it as ancient history and describes Wako's dream of being an idol as childish. One scene later, turns out not so much. See also Hypocritical Humor.
  • Out-Gambitted: Her plan was to trick the Crux and Head into setting things up for Sugata to achieve Samekh's power and rule the world. Too bad Head had predicted that and made it a vital part of his plan. Also outgambitted by Sugata who only wanted to pilot Samekh in order to seal it away at the cost of his life.
  • The Rival: To Wako, in a serious way.

Benio Shinada

Campus Resident Advisor and member of the Glittering Crux Brigade under the name, "Scarlet Kiss." Benio leads the section called Filament. She pilots Peshent and owns the Star Sword Rubis.

Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba

  • Flash Step: Her signature move consists of using these to get behind her opponent in the blink of an eye.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may wish to restore her lineage, but in the end, just like the other members of Filament, was unable to turn her back on the destruction of the world or her friendship with Takuto.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Cybody is marked by the letter pē, which stands for "mouth". It matches her Crux nickname and her ability to control people by kissing them.
  • Older Than They Look: Looks a bit younger than the rest of the cast, though Word of God confirms she's sixteen.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Another thing she's fond of using her ludicrous speed for, especially on Takuto, in guys' bath.
  • The Unchosen One: Wants to restore the honor of her family as Star Drivers (or, less charitably, be seen as a worthy suitor to Sugata). In either case, she's deadly serious about it, forming Filament as a sort of department of Screw Destiny.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Or rather, she looks like one despite Word of God confirming that she's older than most of the cast at 16.

Midori Okamoto

Leader of the Crux's Science Guild, she is also known as Professor Green. She's the school nurse and owner of the Cybody Yoddock.

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

  • Combat Clairvoyance: Yoddock's Precog Mode.
  • Covert Pervert: At least she tries to be covert about it (see Failed a Spot Check).
  • Distracted by the Sexy: How she loses to Takuto. Really, you can't even call it 'distracted', she pretty much makes a conscious decision to turn off her precognition to better ogle Takuto, and didn't even notice that his sexy poses were the set-up for his Finishing Move.
  • Ditzy Genius: She's Professor Green, the leader of the Science Guild division of the Glittering Crux, and is a great Star Driver, but she's reduced to nothing more than a squee-ing mess when attractive young males come into the picture.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Goes to great lengths to hide her 'Pretty Boy Album', but neglects to do anything about the wall of Bishōnen posters adorning her office. Which, hilariously, was Behind the Black.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her unhealthy attraction to high school boys was her downfall.

Takeo Takumi

Known as Sword Star of Vanishing Age. His Cybody is Zayinth which wields the Star Sword Grenat. After Head's coup, it's revealed he has a true mark.

Voiced by: Yūki Kaji

  • Energy Ball: His Cybody can generate them, called Zaynsphere, which he in turn can manipulate via his First Phase.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Marino, who has her eyes towards Takuto.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: The telekinesis that his first phase grants him doesn't really let him do much more than slightly redirect a ball in flight. Then you find out that his Cybody is capable of projecting a considerable number of deadly Energy Balls...
  • Mundane Utility: His first phase lets him play a mean game of baseball.

Ginta Ryou

A rather callous, self-centred Vanishing Age Star Driver codenamed 'Camel Star' who resents his organisation's continued lack of progression to the fourth phase and the invasion of the real world, creating considerable friction with his leader, Head. Like the rest of his faction, has a true mark that allows him to pilot Cybodies in the third phase.

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

  • Detachment Combat: His Cybody's backpack can split off into a gigantic mechanical spider which he can control remotely.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Quite willing to spy on Maidens undergoing purification rituals through the eyes of his animals.
  • The Starscream: Intends on betraying Head since he (quite rightly) believes he can't be trusted.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He literally says this about his situation in Crux. See Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: He wonders the same thing as the audience about the Crux's half-hearted approach to the whole Tauburn business and deals with Takuto very efficiently. He would have been able to break Wako's seal had it not been for Kou's intervention.

Madoka Kei

Known as Window Star, she's a member of the Adult Bank until switching to Vanishing Age after the Crux reaches phase three. She pilots the Cybody Hegent and has the Star Sword Perle.

Voiced by: Yukana

  • Ax-Crazy: Has a nasty habit of confronting people for little reason other than that she feels bored, and has difficulty seeing any difference between, say, a competitive volleyball match and going after an enemy outside of school with a Star Sword.
  • Catchphrase: "How exciting!"
  • Depraved Bisexual: Willing to go for just about anyone, and prepared to use some rather... disturbing methods to accomplish it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Back in episode three, with Kou.
  • Expy: She and Kou are psycho versions of Sailors Neptune and Uranus, a lesbian couple who appear partway through the series with personal motives differing from those of either the heroes or the main antagonists, and who simultaneously antagonize and make romantic/sexual overtures toward the lead character. As the more feminine and more amoral of the pair, Madoka resembles Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune, albeit with hair color and some other traits switched.
  • Graceful Loser Proved she can be one, surprisingly enough, in Episode 21.
  • Godiva Hair: In episode 19, unsurprisingly enough.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Even when you consider that it involves playing around with awesome giant robots in a Scenery Porn-eriffic alternate reality, she enjoys Cybody combat way too much. Episode 21 nearly took it Up to Eleven.
  • It Amused Me: Volleyball competition? Exciting! Giant robot battle? Exciting! Potentially lapsing into a coma and dying? Exciting!
  • Manchild: has dashes of this. She uses third person to refer to herself and wants to be entertained constantly
  • Ojou Ringlets: With the imperious personality to match.
  • Orgasmic Combat: She spends all of episode 21's fight on the knife's-edge of climaxing, if her panting and tone are anything to go by.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Kou. She's an energetic and somewhat bloodthirsty red.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Along with Kou, she leaves the island in episode 21 once she figures that Takuto and his friends will now know that she's a member of the Glittering Crux.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Kou's Tomboy. Her psychological state seems to make her more of a threat to others, however.
  • Wild Card: Far too unpredictably psychotic to reliably be on anyone's side - the Crux are already starting to have second thoughts about bringing her in to deal with Takuto.

Kou Atari

A member of Adult Bank under the name Needle Star. As a true mark holder, she switches to Vanishing Age once the Crux reaches the third stage.

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Back in episode three, with Madoka.
  • Expy: She and Madoka are psycho versions of Sailors Neptune and Uranus, a lesbian couple who appear partway through the series with personal motives differing from those of either the heroes or the main antagonists, and who simultaneously antagonize and make romantic/sexual overtures toward the lead character. As the more butch of the two and the one whose Cybody has a flying mode she can pilot, Kou resembles Haruka Tenoh aka Sailor Uranus, albeit with hair color and some other traits switched.
  • Grand Theft Me: Her first phase.
  • Morality Pet: Astonishingly, Madoka serves as hers - at least, enough for her to stop Wako's seal getting broken because her partner's Cybody wasn't sufficiently repaired to hold out against the inevitable international counterattack when the mechs emerged into the real world.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Madoka. She's the calm one.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Madoka's girly girl. As dangerous as Madoka, if not as...excitable.
  • Transforming Mecha: Kophrite can turn into a form that's less humanoid and more akin to a fighter jet, complete with projectiles and all.
  • Villainous Rescue: Sabotaged Camel Star's attempt to break the South Seal in order to protect Madoka.
  • Wild Card: Only really cares about Madoka's wellbeing. Everything else, including the overarching goals of the Crux's various factions, is strictly optional.

Simone Aragon Pamela Watanabe

Member of the Adult Bank, Simone is Kanako's servant in the Crux and in her "civilian" job also. Codenamed Secretary, she is the pilot of the Cybody Daletos.

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

  • Disappeared Dad: In a way. Leon Watanabe, Kanako's husband, is Simone's real father, and Simone herself didn't know the circumstances of her birth until one year before the events of the series. And even currently, despite her knowing, nothing indicates that she sees him regularly.
  • The Dragon: Kanako's personal example, at least, being her 'secretary', though she has her own motives.
  • Meaningful Name: Her actual name, Pamela, often intended to mean 'all sweetness', deliberately contrasting with the hatred she feels towards Kanako underneath her facade of politeness...until episode 11, anyway.
  • Official Couple: According Word of God she is dating Takashi.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Judging from her conversation in the background with Kanako's husband in the third episode, it appears as though she's French.
  • Tsundere: Toward Kanako past episode 11, whom she refuses to admit that she actually likes.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: As of the eleventh episode, some people certainly do believe a fair bit of this exists between her and Takashi.

Takashi Dai

A member of the kendo club, Takashi is also known as Banker. He works a Kanako's servant in the Adult Bank and his civilian life like Simone. He pilots the Cybody Tzadikt and controls the Star Sword Amethyste. After the cybercasket is destroyed and only true mark users can approvise, Takashi transfer to Vanishing Age as he also has a true mark.

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

  • Battle Butler: Is this in a way to Kanako; he works under her, often seen by her side, and is a skilled swordsman.

Mami Yano

Also known as Undine, member of Bouganville. She pilots the Cybody Kaphrat.

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito

  • Meaningful Name: Her alias is "Undine". Undines are mythological water nymphs, and Mami makes a living as a shell-diver.
  • Of the People: Notably less extreme than several other examples of the trope, but she still hates outsiders, especially since one of them is the source of all their problems.
  • Pet the Dog: She's nice to people who are natural islanders, as shown by a friendly interaction with Mizuno in episode 15.
  • Psychic Powers: Can summon a humanoid entity called the "Mermaidoll", which she can control from afar by thought. However, despite being a potent weapon, it also has its drawbacks; Nichi tells her she hasn't perfected it yet, and the Mermaidoll is prone to going out of control.

George Honda

The member of Filament known as Raging Bull. George is also a member of the school's boxing club and is constantly seen working out. His Cybody is Alephist, which resembles his Crux name.

Voiced by: Shun Takagi

  • Butt-Monkey: Seems to fill this role rather well. If getting it handed to him by Tauburn didn't qualify him, getting 2 punch knocked out by Kanako probably did.
  • Childhood Friends: With Benio and Tetsuya.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Versus Takuto and then Kanako. Poor dude still hasn't recovered from the shock.
  • Hopeless Suitor: to Benio.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both he and Tetsuya, although they started out as die-hard Crux members, find themselves more and more conflicted about their actions in the Crux and their view of Takuto, who, while an enemy, is also a dorm-mate and friend. And, when Head reveals his master plan and tries to kill Takuto, they find they can't allow it and assist Takuto.
  • Shout-Out: A boxer named Raging Bull?
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

Tetsuya Gōda

Another member of Filament, Tetsuya is also known as Speed Kid. Owner of the Cybody Tetrioht, who turns into a motorcycle.

Voiced by: Ooki Sugiyama

Marino You

A member of Vanishing Age, Marino's code name is Manticore. She's the older twin sister of Mizuno, the West Maiden. Also drives the Cybody Ayingott.

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi

  • Anti-Villain: Only joined the Glittering Crux in order to divert their attention from her sister, the West Maiden.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to her Morality Pet "sister", though it could be argued she was never truly a Heel to begin with due to only being with the Crux in order to ensure they never get to her "sister."

Ryousuke Katashiro

A middle-aged man who is often seen by Head's side. He opens the meetings of the Crux and seems to be in charge of Vanishing Age when Head is not around. He is the original owner of the rēš mark and has already been involved in the research of the underground ruins even before Head came to the island.

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki

  • Love Martyr: Still helps out Head despite all the crap the guy put him through.
  • Only Friend: Head's.
  • Red Herring: He's the only guy in the show who seems the right age to be Takuto's father.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Backfired horribly for him. His fiancee Sora did not realize that he reciprocated her love and fell for Tokio a.k.a. Head instead.
  • X-Ray Vision: His first phase. Until he clawed out his eye to stop himself from seeing things with it, anyway.

Hideki Shibuya

Known as Professor Silver, he is one of the oldest members of the Order, currently working for the Science Guild under Professor Green. Had a hand in designing much of the Crux's technology, including the Cybercasket and the Overphase System.

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita

  • All There in the Manual: His real name is never mentioned in the series proper.
  • Karma Houdini: All members of the Crux either undergo a Heel–Face Turn in the end or get dealt some comeuppance by Takuto at some point in the series...except for him, who's given neither by the time the show has ended.
  • Mad Scientist: Just one look at the guy and you can tell he's one.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Well, professorship.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He studies the ruins, develops Cybody technology and also works for the island's hospital, being responsible for Shingo's monitoring and treatment.
  • The Starscream: To Professor Green. When Vanishing Age takes control of the Glittering Crux, he's shown to be involved with it due to having worked behind Professor Green's back. While Professor Green stays the head of the Science Guild by technicality, Professor Silver is then in charge of the more important scientific work for Head himself.

Shingo Makiba

A youthful-looking man, currently in a coma. First seen at the hospital when Head comes to visit in episode 17, where his condition seems to be heavily monitored. In Katashiro's flashback, it's shown that Shingo is the bearer of the Šin mark, a mark he had meant to pass on to Head. Head supposedly seduced Shingo for this very purpose, hungry to pursue the power of the Cybodies. However, before he could give Head the Šin mark, Shingo fell into a comatose state for a reason and manner so far unexplained, and now, Head and the research division are watching his vital signs carefully, as it seems that he is resurfacing from the deep sleep he was trapped in.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Though he's only ambigous because we don't know what people he prefers outside of Head, with whom he's very obviously in love. His looks and husky voice are rather stereotypical hints at him being gay, but ultimately, we don't really know.
  • Bishounen: To the point of Dude Looks Like a Lady. He first appears as a comatose patient with a sheet more or less covering him, making more than a few people have to rewind to verify his maleness. It becomes clear when we see his flat, shirt-hugging chest. Or to some, hear his voice.
  • Convenient Coma: So convenient that most of the second half of the series wouldn't exist if he didn't sleep during that time. He even wakes up very conveniently to Head's plans.
  • Love Martyr: Appears to care deeply for Head, despite the fact that the other man is clearly only interested in him for his mark.
  • Older Than They Look: His actual age is unknown, but it appears to be around the same as Head's and when we see him in present day episodes he doesn't look a single day older than when he met Head and later fell into coma fifteen years ago. It's implied that this is an effect of his first phase, but is ultimately not confirmed.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In present days, his hair is long enough to go all the way down his back, maybe even a bit more. It's hard to see most of the time, but very visible in episode 21.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He has maybe about ten minutes of overall screentime, but has significant importance to the plot. His coma is the reason for Head's Orcus on His Throne tendencies as he is waiting for Shingo to wake up and give him his mark and his Cybody plays a big role in the finale because it can possess other Cybodies.

    Other Characters 

Mizuno You

The West Maiden and twin of Marino.

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

  • Bokukko: To emphasis her playful and boyish personality.
  • Break the Cutie: Has to deal with a massive barrage of emotional issues and disappointment in episode 15.

Sarina Endō

President of Midnight Flight and leader of the resistance opposition against the Glittering Crux Brigade.

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto

  • Human Aliens: Along with Fukubuchou.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Not necessarily stupidity in the traditional sense, but she knows a lot more about what's going on with the Cybodies than she lets on.

Tiger Sugatame

One of Sugata's maids.

Voiced by: Nao Tōyama

  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Well, it was more of Get Rid Of The Hypotenuse. At first anyway. But, to be fair, she was being manipulated.
  • Ninja Maid: Complete with a revealing uniform, no less.

Jaguar Yamasugata

One of Sugata's maids.

Voiced by: Hiroko Ushida

  • Ninja Maid: Complete with a revealing uniform, no less.

"Fish Girl" (Sakana-chan) Matsuri Hyou

The North Maiden. Her seal was broken and was imprisoned in a cage by Head, but was let go and went on a journey.

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu

  • Put on a Bus: Normally, and for a time quite literally, in the eighth episode.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: With Head.
  • The Storyteller: Frequently tells stories to Head, about a young boy named 'Sam' and his aspirations to travel across the galaxy, encountering such things as a ship belonging to a king, and a squid emperor.

Ruri Makina

Wako's best friend.

Voiced by: Emiri Katou

Natsuo Komori

Takuto's childhood friend, he is the original owner of the "hearing the voice of the world" catch phrase.

Voiced by: Miyu Irino

  • Catchphrase: "When what you want to do and what you ought to do are the same thing, you can hear the voice of the world." He also says "It's a chance!" at one point during his flashback appearance, suggesting that he also originated Takuto's "It's a ____!" catchphrase.

Hana Okada

Takuto's childhood friend and his first Love.

Icaro Tsunashi

Takuto's grandfather

  • Family Eye Resemblance: Like Takuto and his son Tokio, he has an additional ring around his irises.
  • Old Master: This is the person who taught Takuto how to fight.


A girl who befriended Head Tokio the first time he came to the island, she was Katashiro's fiancee. While she was in love with Katashiro she always felt that her feelings were unrequited. As time went by she fell in love with Tokio and got pregnant, resulting in Takuto's birth.

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa

  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She left the island after finding out she was pregnant and never came back. At some point she left Takuto in Icaro's care and then she disappeared.


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