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Sukeban Deka project

    Saki Asamiya 
Played By: Yuki Saito
Voiced By: Keiko Toda (image album), Kazue Ikura (OVA)

  • Action Girl: In the TV series, she's mentioned to have broken her dominant right hand while punching a fellow inmate the juvenile detention center, which forced her to become left-handed. This was written for the series because her actress Yuki Saito is naturally left-handed and it would be easier for her that way.
  • Biker Babe: Drives a Kawasaki GPZ 250 in the TV series.
  • Book Dumb: She has quite bad grades, as she lacks both time and interest to study. Principal Numa believes he would improve a lot with a bit of effort, though not in English - she's really bad at that.
  • Boxed Crook: A former thug recruited to put her talents to good use.
  • Catchphrase: The TV series gave her "Omaera, yurusansezore!" ("You won't be forgiven!). She did say it and other similar lines in the manga, only not as often.
Charles Atlas Superpower: She's stated to be incredibly strong for a girl her age and size.
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    Yoko Godai / Saki Asamiya II 
Played By: Yoko Minamino

  • Action Girl: Although not as strong as the original Saki, per Word of God, she is close.
  • Biker Babe: Similar to the first TV Saki, she likes to drive a Kawasaki GPZ 400 R.
  • Canon Foreigner: Was created to replace Saki in the second series.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Unlike Saki, Yoko wasn't a sukeban by choice, but because people bullied her due to the iron mask she was forced to wear. She also accepted her job not to save her jailed mother, but to find her disappeared father.
  • Country Mouse: She was brought up in the Kochi Prefecture countryside, so she's unfamiliar with the big city of Tokyo.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was forced to wear iron masks for all her childhood and early teens, which scared her classmates away from her.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears a red one in her left hand in order to help use her yo-yo.
  • Killer Yo Yo: Her is an advanced version.
  • Legacy Character: She's given the name of Saki Asamiya, and that's what she is referred as. Ironically, Yoko Godai is revealed to be a fake name as well, with the surname Godai being her mother's maiden one. Yoko's true name is Shiori Saotome.

    Yui Kazama / Saki Asamiya III 
Played By: Yui Asaka

  • All-Loving Hero: In marked contrast to her predecessors, she's a a kind, pure-hearted girl.
  • Book Dumb: Self-described as better at sports than studying.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Yui broke the pattern of every Saki Asamiya being a tough cynic by virtue of being a hyper, slightly ditzy idealist, to the point she was barely the delinquent she boasted of. She was also completely inept in using the yo-yo and had to be trained onscreen for it.
  • The Ditz: Has her moments, especially around the beginning of the series.
  • Hot-Blooded: She called herself Kyushu's greatest sukeban.
  • Legacy Character: She inherited the codename Saki Asamiya, but unlike Yoko, she was rarely referred as such.
  • Martial Arts Headband: As fitting for a ninja girl.
  • Ninja: She's a kunoichi.

    K 
Played By: Aya Matsuura

  • Canon Foreigner: She's an original character created for the 2006 movie.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Now in contrast to Yui, K is possibly the most aloof of all the Sakis, though she defrosts a bit through her movie.
  • Generation Xerox: She's revealed to be the daughter of the original Saki.
  • Dramatic Dislocation: She dislocates her own shoulder to escape her bindings in the police station and then relocates it back herself.
  • Legacy Character: She's turned into what is technically the fourth Saki Asamiya. (It's mentioned that a previous Sukeban Deka agent was tasked with her mission before her, but given that they gave the name of Saki to K, the previous must have sported a different codename.)
  • Only Known by Initials: Her name beyond the initial K is never said. Some have interpreted it as meant to be the Japanese name Kei.

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Metropolitan Police Department

    Dark Inspector 
Played By: Hiroyuki Nagato
Voiced By: Tessho Genda (image album), Kenji Utsumi (OVA)

  • Big Good: He's in charge of the Sukeban Deka project and has almost limitless influence over the Japanese police.
  • Cool Shades: Never seen without them, to the point Saki nicknamed him "Shades".
  • Demoted to Extra: In Sukeban Deka II, his role of giving missions directly to Saki is passed to Nishiwaki, with the good inspector being relegated to make cameos and sporadic appearances.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": "Dark Inspector" (Kurayami Keishi) is all he is known as. Even the Mizuchi family's cronies in the OVA call him as such when he appears. Fans used to speculate "Kurayami" was his actual surname, but this was Jossed by Shinji Wada.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Most notably in the OVA, when appearing in the Mizuchi house.

    Kyoichiro Jin 
Played By: Koji Naka
Voiced By: Nachi Nozawa (image album), Akira Kamiya (OVA)

  • Adaptational Job Change: In the manga, he's a private detective working for the Dark Inspector. In the TV series, he's a full-fldged Japanese Metropolitan Police officer.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Always wears a proper suit.
  • Canon Immigrant: He originally debuted in another manga by Shinji Wada, Hourglass of Love and Death, where he was a secondary character. His popularity led Wada to ascend him to the main character of more stand-alone stories, and he eventually moved him to Sukeban Deka.
  • Chick Magnet: Only that the chicks he attracts are not always of the good kind.
  • Cool Shades: Traslucent, colored glasses.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has waist-length hair in the manga and OVA. His TV self has a less conspicuous short hair.
  • Private Detective: Although he worked as a Scotland Yard agent in England, Jin doesn't really work for the Japanese police in the manga and OVA - he's just hired by Dark Inspector as part of his undercover services.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He dies saving Saki in the manga, but as he doesn't take part in the same arc in the TV series (being replaced by Nishiwaki, who doesn't die either), he is presumably alive by the end of the TV continuity.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Has this habit in the TV series, which greatly annoys Saki.

    Nishiwaki 
Played By: Keizo Kanie

  • Canon Foreigner: An original character created for the second TV series.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Jin, although he has elements of manga character Mumisa.
  • Stern Teacher: He works undercover at the girls's school as a ceremonious teacher, specifically Yoko's homeroom one. Funnily enough, Yukino and Kyoko never discovered this until the very end of the series, having assumed that Yoko received her missions through more orthodox means.
  • Team Dad: To the Sukeban Deka II girls. Bonus points for being a former friend of Yoko's father, Shichihiro Saotome.

    Kazutoshi Kira 
Played By: Riki Takeuchi

  • Canon Foreigner: He's an original character created for the 2006 film.
  • Cool Old Guy: Grumpy but skilled at his job.
  • Noodle Incident: How he got his limp during a mission with the first Saki Asamiya is never revealed.
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Allies

    Sanpei Nowaki 
Played By: Yasuyoshi Matsuda
Voiced By: Hiroshi Takemura

  • Bald of Awesome: In the manga and OVA, he shaves his hair, much to Saki's shock, after she states she dislikes long-haired guys. This trait was Adapted Out of the TV series.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Saki.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The feminine boy to Saki's masculine girl.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not a good street fighter and mostly leaves Saki to do the physical work.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He dies in the manga murdered by Remi, while in the TV series he survives. The OVA might also count, as although it doesn't reach the arc in which he's supposed to die, the early defeat of Remi makes sure he will not die at her hands.

    Junko Yuina 
Played By: Akie Hayashida
Voiced By: Naomi Uchiyama

    Juuzo Numa 
Played By: Sei Hiraizumi
Voiced By: Akio Ohtsuka

  • Cool Old Guy: Unlike other teachers.
  • Enemy Mine: He doesn't like entirely Saki due to her past as a delinquent, but he comes to respect her and eventually accepts her help against the Mizuchi sisters.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a reasonable school principal. It's only that he has his hands tied due to the Mizuchi family's influence.
  • Stern Teacher: Or at least tries to be.

    Yukino Yajima 
Played By: Akie Yoshizawa

  • Action Girl: Is trained in traditional Japanese martial arts, both armed and unarmed, particularly ina style named Yamada-ryu.
  • Canon Foreigner: An original character created for the second TV series.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: At least, until she met Yoko and Kyoko.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: Uses one to fight, which fits her image.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Often seen with one.
  • Wolverine Claws: Another of her weapons is a tekagi-shuko, a real life ninja set of blades worn in the arm.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She's heir of a family that owns an important zaibatsu, and has been brought up as such.

    Kyoko Nakamura 
Played By: Haruko Sagara

  • Action Girl: A veteran street fighter.
  • Canon Foreigner: An original character created for the second TV series.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She fought Yoko when they met for the first time and became her friend upon losing.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even in comparison to Yoko.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Even more than Saki and her yo-yo. Kyoko is an expert at using marbles to fight.
  • Red Baron: "Marble Okyo" or simply "O-kyo".
  • Street Smart: She's from Shinjuku, which is known to be a nasty district, and is just as street wise herself.

    Miyamoto 
Played By: Isao Kamata

    Megumi Kato 
Played By: Ayako Kobayashi

    Yuka and Yuma Kazama 
Played By: Yuka Onishi and Yuma Nakamura

Villains

    Emi Mizuchi 
Played By: Natsumi Asano
Voiced By: Saeko Shimazu

  • Death by Adaptation: In the manga, she's shot by a thug working for Remi, but she is taken to a hospital and survives. In the OVA, she is killed along with her father.
  • Mad Artist: As in literally mad - her artwork is good though not excellent, but she's a crazy psycho.

    Ayumi Mizuchi 
Played By: Yasuko Endou
Voiced By: Urara Takano

    Remi Mizuchi 
Played By: Hitomi Takahashi
Voiced By: Masako Katsuki

    Kyoshiro Shigaraki 
Played By: Naoto Nagashima

    Hattori 
Played By: Masato Ibu

    Reika Akiyama 
Played By: Rika Ishikawa

  • The Dragon: To Kimura.
  • Evil Counterpart: To K and all of Sukeban Deka project. She was trained by a similar project named Tokumei Keishi.

    Jiro Kimura 
Played By: Shunsuke Kubozuka

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