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    Aria 

Voiced by Asami Shimoda

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Theme Song: ????????/Veritas by mikitoP

A virtuadoll like μ and co-creator of Mobius, having wanted to create a virtual place people could be happy in. But as μ's popularity and control over Mobius increased, her own power decreased until she ended up in her current state. She realizes there's something wrong with μ and wants to stop her, since it was never planned that people wouldn't be able to leave Mobius.

She awakened the Catharsis Effect of the protagonist to give them the power to fight digiheads, and eventually does the same for the other members of the Go Home Club. Aria also was the one to tell them that talking to μ should give them the chance to return to the real world. She's worried over μ because she changed so much, and realizes that her taking in the negative feelings of those in Mobius is harming her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The finale of the anime has her save everyone in the Go Home Club before μ can absorb them, and manages to save Shogo and Thorn from falling into oblivion.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: The bad ending has her come to the realization that μ is too far gone with the negative emotions she has absorbed and cannot be reasoned with anymore, leading to Aria tearfully proclaiming that she'll kill μ if she has to.
  • Final Boss: The last one to be fought on the bad ending route.
  • Giant Waist Ribbon: Her original appearance wears one that is blue-white-red striped.
  • Gratuitous English: Sports a lot of English words in her general speech. She uses 'YOU' when talking to other people, and uses it when talking to the protagonist, and says 'Go Live!' when awakening a person's Catharsis Effect.
  • Leitmotif: Veritas. The song plays exclusively in Overdose as the theme when she's fought and is listed as ??????? in the soundtrack list. The lyrics show her trying to reach out to people that still need help, indicating that she's still trying to reach out to μ — and even the protagonist, despite them having betrayed the Go Home Club and heading for the destruction of reality.
  • Limit Break: Can invoke one on people in the form of the Catharsis Effect Overdose, which increases the person's fighting capabilities beyond the standard limit — which has the drawback of potentially straining the person's body. It's used for the bad ending, where she gives the Overdose to the Go Home Club, who are rightfully pissed off at having learned that their president is Lucid and use it to push themselves well beyond their limit.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The bad ending has her realizing that her awakening the Catharsis Effect of the protagonist was the root of everything that happened.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Her original appearance has her wear a lightspot around her throat and ginormous bells tied to a big, tri-colored ribbon, coupled with a scarlet scape and white clothes.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Stuck in a super-deformed appearance because μ's power kept increasing and draining hers. She states that she would be bigger, if there were a lot more people in Mobius who knew the truth about it and wanted to work on leaving. She does regain her original appearance in the epilogue of the good ending and reverts to it for her boss battle in the bad ending.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: A virtuadoll whose voice is basically a synthesizing program.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The bad ending has her ready to murder the protagonist after revealing themselves as Lucid. She not only increases the fighting capability of the Go Home Club, but her anger allows her to regain her original appearance in the Metaverse-Es, and fights the protagonist.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Never seen in the epilogue of the anime.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Overdose shows that Aria and μ are continuing as popular virtuadolls, and Aria has regained her original appearance.
  • Woman in White: Her original appearance makes her more akin to μ in terms of design, having Aria wearing a white minidress, white tights, and white boots. But she has more color to her design than μ because of the red cloak and large ribbon.
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    Shogo Satake 

Voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi

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Weapon: Large Revolver
Trauma: Bereavement
Birthday: January 10th

A third-year student that recruits the protagonist into the Go Home Club upon their awakening of the Catharsis Effect and shows that they aren't the only ones that know something's up with Mobius. He was the president of the Go Home Club, but stepped down and made the protagonist the new president after Kensuke joins.

Shogo comes across as very philosophical, if not lethargic, and has a strong desire to return to the real world. It's implied that he's been in Mobius for a very long time. He awakens his Catharsis Effect when his anger towards being stuck in Mobius surfaces during Kotono's kidnapping by digiheads.

His Character Episode have him getting forced into dating a girl whose smartphone he accidentally broke. He displays an obvious lack of knowledge about being in a relationship with someone and having difficulty interacting socially with people, including scoffing at the idea that the girl may genuinely be falling for him.
  • The Alcoholic: He laments in WIRE messages that it's hard to get ahold of alcohol because he's stuck in highschool in Mobius. But he still managed to bring a six-pack into the school during the anime.
  • BFG: Uses a large revolver with a grenade launcher.
  • Boom, Headshot!: His Overdose attack has him kick the enemy down, then point his revolver at them point-blank and shoot.
  • Broken Bird: Reveals himself to be this as the game goes on. He failed to go through with the suicide pact he made with Ichika, leaving him feeling ashamed and guilty. Then he was taken to Mobius and is implied to have been there for years, before Thorn appeared and began to mentally torture Shogo — she looks identical to Ichika, the Landmark Tower remains a construction site in Mobius because it's where Ichika committed suicide, and often calls Shogo to places where she ends up committing suicide, so that he'll be reminded of Ichika's death again. Shogo admits himself that he never really cared about being president of the Go Home Club because he's not a leader or pro-active, he much prefers others to be in charge and him just going along with the flow.
  • Celibate Hero: Has no interest in pursuing an actual relationship, and doesn't consider himself someone that anyone could actually love. He states in his Character Episode that he doesn't deserve to be dating anyone because of Ichika's death.
  • Chained by Fashion: His Catharsis Effect adds broken handcuffs to his wrists.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Introduces himself to the panicking protagonist by headbutting them.
  • Dual Boss: Fought alongside Izuru on the Forbidden Musician route.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Has been stuck on stage 4 — Depression — over Ichika's death for years. The end of the game has him eventually moving onto stage 5 — Acceptance — and moving on.
  • Flower Motif: Ivy and Anemone. The silk scarf he wears have an anemone pattern, and his stake is adorned with them. The many meanings of anemone include being forsaken or symbolizing the death of a beloved person, with the former tying into his feelings of being stuck in Mobius and being guilted over Ichika's death by himself and Thorn. The latter also symbolizes Ichika. Ivy tends to symbolize friendship, though it's depicted in a more negative light here because of his issues over Ichika, and his deteriorating relationship with Natsume.
  • Heroic BSoD
    • His Character Episode reveals that he underwent one after not going through with the suicide pact and leaving Ichika to die.
    • Thorn repeatedly makes him go through miniature versions of this because of her looking exactly like Ichika, and throwing herself off of tall buildings, mimicking Ichika's death in real life. And Shogo says that this has been going on for about a year.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Subverted because he doesn't dislike women, just ends up very awkward when talking to them. He does work through it in his Character Episode with the protagonist's help. Overdose depicts him with having no difficulty talking to the female protagonist, though.
  • Hikkikomori: Kept to his room after being traumatized from Ichika's suicide.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Feels responsible for Ichika's death because he ran away.
  • Mid-Suicide Regret: Agreed to the suicide pact with Ichika and they went to the roof of the Landmark Tower that was still under construction at the time, but he got scared and ran away.
  • Mr. Exposition: Serves this position in the anime because he awakened the Catharsis Effect first.
  • My Greatest Failure: Running away from Ichika and leaving her to commit suicide, as well as never having even attempted to talk her out of her suicide pact idea. It's been 13 years since her death, and he still believes himself responsible.
  • NEET: Having locked himself into his room since his highschool days means he has no training in anything or any employment, leading to him being really bad at it when forced to get a part-time job in Mobius. The end of the game has him say that he'll work on rejoining society and getting a proper job.
  • Older Than They Look: He admits to being 30 years old, but is 18 in Mobius.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Becomes this with the female protagonist. He never shows any romantic feelings towards her, and considers her a valid ally and friend.
  • Sequential Boss: The bad ending has him be the last of the Go Home Club to be fought.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth. He dislikes making decisions, and prefers having others doing work for him.
  • Skunk Stripe: The left side of his hair is gray, the other half is black. It's unclear if this is a natural thing, something that came from the trauma he experienced, or simply an appearance he wanted in Mobius.
  • Taking You with Me: Does this to Thorn in the anime. Mobius is dissolving around them and Shogo decides to stop Thorn's control over μ by grabbing her and shooting the ground beneath them, leading to both falling into oblivion. Subverted because Aria manages to save them at the last minute.
  • Trauma Button: Loses his composure and begins to panic when he sees people falling off of the top of high buildings because that's how Ichika committed suicide. Thorn's music has a similar effect on him, though he doesn't understand why.
  • Triang Relations: Implied to have been in a Type 4 with Ichika and Natsume. They were good friends, but it's clear that Natsume loved Ichika. It's unclear what Ichika thought of either of them, but Natsume believes she loved Shogo because she asked him to commit suicide with her, rather than Natsume.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • Overdose shows what seems to be him having left his room and visiting the cemetery to grieve at Ichika's and Natsume's graves.
    • The anime shows him leaving his room for the first time in years, even struggling to walk because he hadn't used his legs for so long.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Doesn't mind headbutting the female protagonist or fighting against female Musicians, though he does seem hesitant towards dealing with Thorn because of the mental torture she's subjecting him to and her likeness to Ichika.

    Kotono Kashiwaba 

Voiced by Rie Murakawa

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Weapon: Bow
Trauma: Cinderella Complex
Birthday: October 22nd


A third-year student that witnesses the protagonist realizing Mobius is fake and congratulates them on 'graduating'. She's part of the Go Home Club and there are implications that she was among the first of members when the club was founded by Shogo.

Kotono is very popular because of her kindess and maturity, though she has quite an acidic tongue to her when someone annoys her. She fell into a trap and got kidnapped by digiheads, though was quickly rescued by the protagonist and Shogo. Aria tells Kotono how unleashing one's emotions can unlock the Catharsis Effect, which Kotono promptly demonstrates and awakens her power.

Her Character Episode has her reveal to the protagonist that she has been getting notes from an anonymous stalker for some time, who keeps referring to themselves as 'Your Prince'. She's concerned, and asks the protagonist to help her figure out their identity.


  • Abusive Parents: Implied, and of the emotional variety. The anime shows a flashback of her being in a small apartment about to strike someone, implying that she might hit her son in her worst moments. Overdose has her flat-out admit that she has been neglectful towards Takkun, but deeply regrets it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The anime had her working alongside the Musicians as a brainwashing agent, until she ends up turning on them because of Ritsu and joins the Go Home Club.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Generally very sweet and kind, but Mirei manages to infuriate Kotono several times. She gives her quite a verbal beatdown after learning what her plan was by bringing Ryosuke to the aquarium.
    Fugly! Turkey chin! Deep-sea fish face, bow-legged, flat-footed, boob-implanted, nose-jobbed, saggy butt, cyborg bitch!
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The anime had her captured by Kensuke and turned into a digihead. Several episodes later shows her working alongside Mirei, roping men in and brainwashing them. But she began to remember that Mobius is a digital world and ended up breaking free from the brainwashing, developing her Catharsis Effect.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Her reaction upon hearing how breaking down emotionally and unleashing their inner struggles allows a person to awaken their Catharsis Effect is to simply say she understands, close her eyes, and instantly begin the process of breaking down with nary a word. Aria is shocked she basically flipped the switch so easily and wonders what her deal is.
  • Does Not Like Men: The anime had her acting condescendingly towards the men she was seducing, and is vairly violent towards Ritsu while she's still brainwashed. She almost slapped him, but stopped when it reminded her that she abused her son because he was male. Considering that her ex-boyfriend left her when she told him about her pregnancy, her reason for hating men was understandable.
  • Dual Boss: Fought alongside Eiji in the Musician route.
  • Energy Bow: Her weapon is a bow.
  • Feather Motif: Her Catharsis Effect adds a long, white skirt and evokes the appearance of wings. Some of her attacks are also based on heavenly ideas, with her ultimate attack called Angel's Descent.
  • Flower Motifs: Cosmos and Nemophila. Her collar has those flowers as its design, they surround her stake and her Catharsis Effect also places these flowers around her skirt. The cosmos flower represents beauty, modesty, and perfection, playing into her being seen as a mature young woman and hinting at her motherly side. The nemophila stands for success, which could mean her inner conviction that they will suceed in returning to reality or seeing herself as a failure by being a teenaged mother that had to work two jobs just to keep herself and Takkun afloat.
  • Flowers In Her Hair: Wears a small nemophila flower on her left side.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Downplayed because everyone being highschool age in Mobius means alcohol was most likely not involved. But Kotono admits that she went to several mixer parties, looking for some fun and a nice guy to meet, before she realized that Mobius was fake.
  • Heel Realization: The anime had her feel that something was wrong with Mobius, especially since she could see Aria. When she was about to slap Ritsu, she stopped and remembered the real world and how she had a son that she physically abused because he was the same gender as the one that left her while pregnant. This helps her realize her flaws, allows her to unlock her Catharsis Effect, and fuels her desire to return to reality.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Slept with her boyfriend once and got pregnant.
  • Missing Mom: To her son Takkun. She has been in Mobius for two years, meaning he's now four years old.
  • Mood Whiplash: Was shocked to learn she got pregnant after only one time, but she was delighted about starting a family with Ryosuke. But then he revealed that their relationship was just a fling for him and he ran off when he learned of her pregnancy.
  • Older Than They Look: She's really 23 years old, but 18 in Mobius.
  • Only Sane Woman: Plays this part when Mirei insists that she and Kotono get judged in a beauty contest at the aquarium, claiming that she cannot believe she actually has to do this.
  • Parental Neglect: Overdose has her admit that she's been neglectful towards Takkun.
  • Sequential Boss: The bad ending has her fought alongside Kotaro or Eiji, whichever of them is still alive, and Naruko as the first of the Go Home Club.
  • Slut-Shaming: Kotono did this to her own mother. She grew up without a father and judged her mother for being loose and running a hostess bar, although she was an overall good parent to Kotono. But when Kotono became pregnant as a teenager and learned of the hardship of motherhood, she's come to appreciate her supportive mother.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Became pregnant during her last year in highschool.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
    • The anime shows Kotono reuniting with Takkun and her mother, attempting to restore her family.
    • Overdose shows her spending time with Takkun, intent on becoming a better mother.
  • Woman Scorned: Given that her reaction to hearing her ex-boyfriend being drowned in a tank is to let it happen, it's clear she doesn't have a high opinion of him. He left her when finding out that she was pregnant with his child, forcing Kotono to be a single mother.

    Kotaro Tomoe 

Voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya

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Weapon: Gauntlets
Trauma: Messiah Complex
Birthday: September 16th


A cheerful guy and moodmaker of the Go Home Club, who was against the decision of making the protagonist the new president of the club. He grudgingly goes along with it, but still retains his belief that he would've made a better one for a while.

Kotaro comes off as abrasive, which is very accurate. But he's always intent on helping anyone in need, showing him off to have a much bigger heart than initially assumed. He dreams of becoming a rescue worker, just like his father. His Catharsis Effect awakens when a defenseless Mifue and Suzuna are getting threatened by digiheads, and Kotaro gets angry over wanting to save them, but not having the power to fight.

His Character Episode revolves around him setting up a site to help people in need over any problem, creating a basis of his dream of becoming a rescue worker. While it starts off as a bit of a joke, he quickly gets the case of someone's friend being in danger of becoming a digihead, and it leads to Kotaro meeting his cousin in Mobius.


  • Abusive Parents: His aunt and uncle treat him like garbage and rarely pay any positive attention to him, since they only took him in after his parents' death because they wanted to collect on their life insurance.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: The protagonist delivers one to him during his later Character Episodes because he's refusing to help his cousin being chased by digiheads. He says how unfair that question is and breaks down in tears.
    What would your father have done?
  • Berserk Button: Absolutely despises bullies because they go after the weak and defenseless. And if he encounters a bully that brags about what they have done, they have exactly ten seconds of Kotaro's self-restraint to get out of his sight.
  • Butt-Monkey: The butt of the Go Home Club's jokes, especially from Aria's side.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Insists on helping anyone he meets, and believes it to be his duty as a future rescue worker. His trauma is based on this trait of his, wanting to save anyone he can because he was so powerless in the real world himself.
  • Dual Boss: Fought alongside Kensuke in the Musician route. Unless Kotaro died during the Shadow Knife arc, in which case he gets replaced by Eiji.
  • Family of Choice: Considers the strangers of the Go Home Club to have become his actual family, even calling the protagonist an elder sibling of his. Which makes his rage at the protagonist revealing themselves as Lucid in the Musician route an extra kick for him.
  • Flower Motifs: Gentian and Heliconia. They are printed on his shirt, as well as surrounding his stake. The gentian can mean passion, referring to his hotheaded nature. It's also a flower used in medicine to treat various conditions, which can indicate his desire to help people and being a rescue worker. The heliconia flower's meaning is ambiguous, though it's a tropical flower that can be tough to grow in many climates. This could refer to his issues with his own height, finding it difficult to grow into the type of person he wants to be, as well as the height requirement for rescue workers.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
    • Tends to flip out and sometimes resorts to violence when the situation gets really stressful. He does end up feeling bad over losing his temper right after, especially if someone points out just how scary he can be. He becomes the most paranoid and suspicious of everyone during the Wicked arc, when the Musician claims there's a second traitor among them.
    • The anime shows this at its worst when the Go Home Club is locked into their club, and Ritsu and Aria are absent. He completely loses it and lashes out at everyone and angrily bangs on the door.
  • Height Angst: He's only five feet (ca. 150 cms) tall in reality, despite already being in middleschool. This is a big problem for him because there's a height limit requirement to become a rescue worker. Mobius gave him the tall, muscular body he's always wanted.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Musician route can lead to his. Should the player not have completed Eiji's Character Episode by the time Shadow Knife is fought, Kotaro will grab Shadow Knife before he falls off the Landmark Tower. He manages to save Shadow Knife, but ends up falling off of the tower himself and dying upon impact.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tends to behave recklessly, without thinking about the consequences.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With the female protagonist, eventually calling her his older sister.
  • Power Fist: His Catharsis Effect takes on the form of two giant gauntlets.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: The Gattling Gun skill uses this. His Overdose attack also involves rapidly beating the opponent with his gauntlets.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Naruko when he realizes that her Gossiper followers are digital.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: His Gossiper handle is supposed to say 'rescueman', but he ended up spelling it as 'lesquman'. He also wrote 'shutter' instead of 'shooter'. Both end up getting him mocked on Gossiper.
  • Sequential Boss: The bad ending has him fought alongside Kotono and Naruko as the first members of the Go Home Club. If Kotaro died during this route, he will be replaced by Eiji.
  • The Unfavorite: Was always ignored in favor of his cousin by his aunt and uncle. Since they only took him in because they wanted his parents' life insurance, it's clear they don't care about him.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Faces this dilemma in his later Character Episode of not wanting to go save his cousin, who is being chased by digiheads. The protagonist asks him what his father would have done and Kotaro breaks down in tears. He realizes that a rescue worker always saves someone in need, even if they may personally not like them.
  • Younger Than They Look: Actually only 14 years old, while he's 18 in Mobius.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Overdose shows him drinking milk, hoping it'll help him grow taller when he's older to become a rescue worker like his father.

    Kensuke Hibiki 
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Voiced by: Shouta Aoi
Theme song by: 40mP

Kensuke is a first-year Kishimai High student, but he's better known to most as Kagi-P, one of the Ostinato musicians. However, his defeat at the hands of the Go-Home Club leads him to question himself and ultimately join them. He's a sarcastic and carefree person, but there's gloominess behind his sarcasm. His birthday is on February 27th.


  • BFS: His Catharsis Effect weapon is a big two-handed sword.
  • Defeat Means Friendship/Heel–Face Turn: He starts out as a member of the Ostinato Musicians, but joins the Going-Home Club after being defeated in his boss battle.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: His main reason for joining the Go-Home Club and major part of his Character Episodes.
  • Dual Boss: With Kotaro (or Eiji) in the Musician route. In the final fight, he's paired up with Izuru instead.
  • Foil:
    • To Lucid; whereas Kensuke left the Musicians in order to find his own purpose in life, Lucid joined them after Thorn played on their doubts to return to reality.
    • To Naruko; the two of them both have a lot of talent in writing (Kensuke in music and poetry, Naruko in fiction), but Kensuke has a hard time believing the glowing praise he receives whereas Naruko gets a lot of negativity but does her best to focus on what little positivity she receives.
  • Growing Up Sucks: Is afraid of growing up because he doesn't want to be a boring adult.
  • Heroic RRoD: Like the rest of the Go-Home Club, he has no qualms about letting his body break down from the strain of the Catharsis Effect Overdose if it means he can kill the President after they reveals themselves as Lucid and Thorn.
  • Hidden Depths: He has a knack for poetry.
  • Leitmotif: "Peter Pan Syndrome". That title, incidentally, is also the name of his Deep Trauma.
  • Older Than They Look: Is 19, not 16.
  • Starter Villain: The first of the Ostinato Musicians to be fought, and acknowledged by the other Musicians as being the weakest. Averted in the anime, where he stays out of direct combat until Episode 6 (after which he joins the Go-Home Club off-screen).
  • Trailers Always Spoil: His identity as Kagi-P is made obvious in pre-release material; both are listed with the same voice actor, and Kagi-P is absent from a group picture of the Ostinato Musicians. The English website even spells it out in his bio. At this point, it's a Late-Arrival Spoiler.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue:
    • Is shown in the anime to be studying hard in school.
    • In Overdose, he is last seen in the real world reading a magazine before he discard it and focus on his study.

    Mifue Shinohara 
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Voiced by: Rie Takahashi

A cheerful and bold first-year student whose graceful figure belies a big appetite. However, she tends to have a rather short temper. Her Catharsis Effect awakens when she and the protagonist get ambushed by Digiheads at Papiko mall. Her birthday is on April 20th.


  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Eater: Loves food, especially sweets... in Mobius, anyway.
  • Blue Is Heroic: For the anime promotional materials, the color she is usually associated with is a light blue.
  • Character Select Forcing: You have the option of either choosing Mifue, Suzuna, Kotono, or yourself to infiltrate Sweet-P's tea party but the game more or less forces you to go with Mifue since if you go with any other option besides the former, they'll express their discomfort of going, yourself included. Leaving Mifue to swoop in and offer to take their place, saving them from the embarrassment.
  • Cool Mask: Gains this when she awakens her Catharsis Effect.
  • Crush Blush: If you imply that you want a Relationship Upgrade with her near the end of her character episodes, she becomes a blushing mess because of said implication.
  • The Cutie: Not only this, but the reason why the Go-Home Club thinks that she's the top candidate for Sweet-P's tea party invite was because she fits in with her 'Dreamy Cute' aesthetic.
  • Dual Boss: With Ayana on the Musician route. In the final fight, Suzuna joins them.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her Catharsis Effect weapon looks like a croquet hammer.
  • Flower Motifs: The flowers that appear along side her Catharsis Effect are african daisies, lilium rubellum, and thistle. The african daisies represents energy, innocence, constant love, and healthy person. The lilium rubellum represents growing curiosity, purity, and heart's appearance. And finally, thistle represents independence, rigidness, and don't touch. These describe her character quite well. She also underwent as 'Sunflower' for Sweet-P's tea party to go along with her Theme Naming requirement.
  • Genki Girl: Most of the time.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: If her Trademark Favorite Food is any indication.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted with the male protagonist and Shogo.
  • Heroic RRoD: Like the rest of the Go-Home Club, she has no problems letting her body break down because of the strain of the Catharsis Effect Overdose if it means she can kill the President after they reveal themselves as Lucid and Thorn.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Suzuna in the games. This is due to the fact that they were the only girls in the Go-Home Club who were in the same grade. Mifue is also this with Naruko in the anime.
  • Ill Girl: In reality, is in the hospital with critically low blood sugar.
  • Irrational Hatred: Really, really hates fat people. She sucks it up to get into Sweet-P's inner circle, and eventually gets over it with the protagonist's help.
  • Missing Mom: Most of her character episodes revolve around her trying to find her mother after she suddenly disappeared. By the time she finds her, she's become an Empty Shell.
    • The anime even shows the disappearance. One night, Mifue and her mother have a conversation over dinner about how Mifue is lucky that she can eat and not get fat. Later, μ visits Mifue at her home and asks if she is happy. The next day, when Mifue gets home from school she finds that her mother has been replaced with a completely different person (both appearance- and personality-wise).
  • Older Than They Look: Only by a year, but still. She's 17, not 16.
  • Only Sane Woman: She has her moments here and there, but it mostly applies to her in Mirei's dungeon.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: What she wears with her school uniform. Interestingly enough, she was originally going to wear plain, white stockings according to the guide book.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Since she's so energetic, she's usually the Red to other characters' blue like Suzuna, Izuru, and the protagonist but there are some exceptions. She zig-zags this with Naruko, especially in the anime. She's also the Blue to Kotaro's Red and on her ambush with Ayana, she was the Blue to her Red.
  • She's Got Legs: According to her WIRE profile.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Her school uniform is very casual compared to Ayana's and Suzuna's. Prior to the game, she was on the volleyball team and her DLC casual outfit in Overdose is a trendy tracksuit. She also enjoys sweets very much, in the game's original Vita ending, she's seen wearing a pink dress. She likes to wear jewelry with her necklace and ring evident in her official art, and finally she enjoys flowers, especially sunflowers.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Goes both ways with Mifue. The tomboy to Suzuna's girly girl and the girly girl to Naruko's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate cornets, as evidenced by her WIRE icon.
  • Undercover as Lovers: She and the protagonist pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend in order for her to take him with her to Sweet-P's tea party after the first dungeon in the game. If you're playing as the female protagonist, this is done in a more implicit way; the protagonist stands close to her, leading to this exchange:
    Mifue: H-hey! President! Why are you standing so close?
    Iris: Oh! You don't need to say anything. Let me go ask Sweet-P if this is okay!
    Mifue: Oh... Thank you...??? (to the protagonist) You better explain yourself after this!
  • Weight Woe: Played for drama. It's all but stated that she's anorexic, and the fact that she's in the hospital with low blood sugar only adds to this. Her Catharsis Effect covering her mouth could be seen as a reflection of how she eats very little in real life.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Is shown in the anime to still be in the hospital due to her anorexia, but has successfully apologised to her mother.
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    Suzuna Kagura 
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Voiced by: Minami Tanaka

A quiet first-year student who's good friends with Mifue. She's timid, but cares greatly for her friends. When she sets her mind to a task she always finds a way to see it to the end. Her birthday is on June 23rd.


  • Ambiguously Bi: In Overdose, she seems to be developing romantic feeling for both genders of the protagonist. She clearly states she wants to be together with them forever at the end of her Character Episode.
    • She may have feelings for Shonen Doll in both Overdose and the anime adaption.
  • Badass Bookworm: She positively loves reading, and is also a phenomenal fighter (potentially, one of the best in the team).
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Catharsis Effect weapon.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Her spear fighting requires precise setups to make the most out of due to the timing needed and the nature of her attacks (rather than a single attack, she attacks multiple times for small amounts each hit) — if you can manage to catch the enemy in a broken Risk and/or time her attacks just right, she can rack up thousands of hit points worth of damage on them in seconds. In the right hands, she can become one of the best members of the party.
  • Dual Boss: With Naruko on the Musician route. In the final fight, she's with Mifue and Ayana instead.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: Always eats her lunch in the bathroom.
  • Laughing Mad: Lets a creepy one out in Overdose during the Downer Ending if you completed her Character Scenario. She breaks down in broken laughter as she fights Lucid, believing that they're being brainwashed by Thorn.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: The protagonist is this to Suzuna
  • The Medic: Her healing is the strongest in the Go-Home Club.
  • Nice Girl: She's by and large the sweetest member of the Go-Home Club, without any darker impulses or dysfunctions beyond her crippling social anxiety. She's just an all-around sweetheart.
  • Nice Hat: Her Catharsis Effect takes on the form of a witch's hat. It being big enough to cover her face is reflective of her being a Shrinking Violet.
  • Not So Different: Delivers a speech like this to Shonen-Doll.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: All of her classmates in Mobius are soulless husks of her middle school classmates.
  • Ship Tease: With the protagonist, who becomes her Living Emotional Crutch, and Shonen Doll in both the anime adaptation and Overdose.
  • Shrinking Violet: Around most people.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: She used to be in glee club, so she can really project her voice if need be.
  • Used to Be More Social: She was very social in middle school, but people started teasing her relentlessly upon arriving in high school, leading her to become as reserved as she is now.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The anime shows her cheerfully reading in the park before being joined by what is heavily implied to be Akira Komori (Shonen Doll).

    Naruko Morita 
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Voiced by: Ari Ozawa

An insatiably curious second-year student who lives for rumors, gossip, and attention. She gained some fame when she started investigating the Go-Home Club, but later joins their cause after learning the truth of Mobius from Aria; her Catharsis Effect awakens after she finds herself trapped and hopeless in Shonen-Doll's library. Her birthday is on May 28th.


  • Adaptational Heroism: In the game, she sells out the Go-Home Club, before eventually joining them. In the anime, no such thing happens and forms the club with them.
  • Attack Drone: Her Catharsis Effect weapon is a pair of switchblade-shaped drones. In the Vita version, they could be issued separate commands, but this was removed in Overdose.
  • Attention Whore: She does a lot for attention online. Near the beginning, she posts an identifying picture of the Go-Home Club online just so she could get more followers.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The Go-Home Club are initially led to believe that Naruko is Wicked, but this is a trap devised by the real Wicked, her friend Marie.
  • Beam Spam: In some of her attacks.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets kidnapped by Wicked.
  • Deflector Shields: In the anime, her Attack Drones can generate these to protect herself and her teammates.
  • Dual Boss: With Suzuna on the Musician route. In the final fight, she's with Kotono and Kotaro/Eiji instead.
  • Foil: To Kensuke; the two of them both have a lot of talent in writing (Kensuke in music and poetry, Naruko in fiction), but Kensuke has a hard time believing the glowing praise he receives whereas Naruko gets a lot of negativity but does her best to focus on what little positivity she receives.
  • Genki Girl: She's quite excitable and usually tries to set the mood for the party. Some of them are less than impressed with her.
  • Heroic BSoD: If you completed her Character Scenario, Naruko is utterly heartbroken by the revelation that the President and Lucid are the same person.
  • Heroic RRoD: Like the rest of the Go-Home Club, she doesn't care if the Catharsis Effect Overdose breaks her body down. Not if it means she can kill the President, who revealed themselves to be Lucid, and Thorn.
  • Humiliation Conga: Her family being accused of being anti-Japanese led to her being shunned by her classmates. She turned to Gossiper to vent about what happened... only to find out she had been venting to one of said classmates all along, who then printed their conversations out and put them on the classroom blackboard just to humiliate her further. Then she ends up getting sucked into Mobius after trolling μ's music videos, and then she's betrayed by one of her only friends within Mobius, Marie, who uses her as bait for the Go-Home Club.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason she's so desperate for attention is because she was shunned by all her friends and classmates in real life.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Her Character Episodes involve her writing a book about her experiences in Mobius, but framed with a Standard Fantasy Setting.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite initially selling out the Go-Home Club, it's brushed under the rug and she ends up joining them.
  • Only Friend: Before joining the Go-Home Club, Marie.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is obviously aware that there seems to be something between Ritsu and Marie, even noting that she shows up much more often when he is around. Of course, by this point, she still has no idea that Marie is Wicked.
  • Squishy Wizard: How she functionally plays in battle: she can dish out a ton of damage with her lasers (with the sheer number of hits making up for her low raw Attack stat) and her fighting style allows her to attack the enemy from across the field, but if the enemy breaks through to her, her low HP and Defense pools means she's not going to survive for long.
  • Standard Status Effects: She can poison the enemy (and in the vanilla version of the game, is the only person in the party who can).
  • Troll: In addition to her habit of posting stuff on Gossiper against others' wishes, she used to be one after the incident that caused all of her classmates to hate her.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Shown to have quit SNS and is now working on getting started as a writer.

    Izuru Minezawa 
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Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara (Game, Episode 1-8), Tomoaki Maeno (Episode 9-12)

A second-year student who has taken on the appearance of a little-known dead celebrity. He's a nearly emotionless loner, and shows very little care or interest in other people. He finally joins the Go-Home Club after Shonen-Doll is defeated, and awakens to his Catharsis Effect after a near-death experience causes him to truly feel emotion. His birthday is on July 8th.

  • Abusive Parents: His mother was very controlling of him and never let him do anything on his own. That's why he does everything by himself in Mobius... well, tries to, anyway.
  • Back from the Dead: Is turned into a doll by Shonen-Doll and is believed to be too far gone for Aria to save him. However, after Shonen-Doll is defeated, Izuru returns to normal.
  • Cool Mask/Two-Faced: His Catharsis Effect takes the form of a mask covering the left side of his face.
  • Cool Sword: His Catharsis Effect weapon.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Some of the names of his attack skills are more sinister-sounding than the other party members, but he's definitely one of the good guys.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: It's not stated in-game, but his appearance within Mobius is that of a minor in-universe celebrity who committed suicide.
    • Possibly because that was considered too dark, but the anime adaptation changes it to instead of swapping Izuru's face to hide the scars, μ instead uses her powers to constantly heal any damage done to Izuru's face to reset it back to it's "ideal" state much to Izuru's dismay.
  • Dual Boss: With Shogo on the Musician route. In the final fight, he's paired up with Kensuke instead.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In the anime, most of the comments about him are from women, but there is one boy who writes "Please take me at once. I offer you my everything."
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: In the anime, according to him, he has scars on his left side to prove he is himself in the real world. However in Mobius, his scars disappear to due μ's power.
  • Heroic RRoD: In the Musician Route's Downer Ending, he, like the rest of the club, has no qualms about letting the Catharsis Effect Overdose break his body down if it means he can kill Lucid and Thorn.
  • Hollywood Personality Disorders: Schizoid personality disorder.
  • Hopeless with Tech: He can use his phone for WIRE, but he seems to only barely know what he's doing. All his messages are sent in hiragana in the Japanese version (in the English version, they're just very short), and he has the default blank icon because he doesn't know how to change it. This could have to do with his mother's control over him; he probably didn't have access to a cell phone or computer before arriving in Mobius. Ayana makes use of this in her character episode when she writes letters to all the male members of the Go-Home Club; she threatens to change his phone's password if he doesn't read her letter.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Initially rejects Shogo's offers to join the Go-Home Club, but after Shonen-Doll is defeated he starts tagging along.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Averted. Many people at Kishimai High consider Izuru to be mysterious and cool.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Unlike the rest of the playable party, Izuru's trick is to set himself up for a continuous combo. As long as he has turns to spare and SP to burn, he can potentially continually attack as long as the enemy doesn't counter him.
  • Self-Harm: It's never seen on screen, but he even does it in public in one of his Character Episodes. It's also heavily implied in the game that the reason his Catharsis Effect appears as a mask is because he has self-harm scars on his face in real life. The anime confirms this. In fact, the mask that forms over the left-half of his face emerges from a cut that somehow appears on his cheek.
  • Slasher Smile: In the anime, he sports a very disturbing one when he realizes the wounds he receives aren't healing due to μ being in a coma. He has an opportunity to slash the left side of his face repeatedly with a glass shard until μ slowly regaining consciousness and his face return back to normal.
  • Spared By Adaptation: The anime saved him from being turned into a doll by Shounen Doll before joining the Go-Home Club.
  • The Stoic: Very rarely expresses emotion, to the point where he's convinced himself that he doesn't have emotions.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The anime shows him to have confronted his mother about her controlling behaviour and now he is happily strolling the city by his own power. In Overdose, he's also seen in a clothing shop with, presumably, Ike-P.
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