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Shiori Kurashiki (Class 2-B)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano
Kou's friend with whom he's known since they were kids.
- Betty and Veronica: She pretty much has the Betty role down.
- Childhood Friend: Being Kou's is the defining trait in her description, even though she technically isn't the only one.
- Childhood Friend Romance: It's all but stated that she's in love with him.
- Custom Uniform: She wars a sleeveless, gray sweater over both her uniforms. Also, like Sora, her uniform top is white and her tie red.
- Declaration of Protection: She gets these from Kou, Asuka, and Rion. Later in the story (and when she officially joins X.R.C.), everyone else becomes protective of her as well.
- Girl Next Door: Her family's been neighbors with Kou's since they were little.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Like Towa, she officially joins the party in the After Story in a non-fighting capacity, traveling into the final Eclipse with them to help them see things through to the end.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: At one point, she gives a rather weak denial of Kou being her "husband." Usually though, she doesn't even bother doing so when other kids her and Kou being like a "married couple."
- Hidden Buxom: It may be hard to tell with her conservative clothes, but as Ryouta points out in Chapter 6's swimming lesson intro, she's got a pretty good size chest. Not to the same extent as Rion and Asuka (let alone Mitsuki), but still.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Asuka erases her memories of the Eclipse after Kou rescues her in the beginning.
- Nice Girl: A sweet and friendly girl towards everyone she meets.
- Ship Tease: With Kou.
- Took a Level in Badass: By the time the After Story rolls around, she's gone from a meek and gentle girl to someone who is willing to try and protect Asuka from a rampaging war machine and accompanying her friends into an Eclipse.Shiori: No. If I'm escaping, I'm escaping with you. I can't have you (Asuka) or Kou worrying about me anymore, I need to stand up for myself!
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Chapter 5, Shiori is partly responsible for unleashing the Grim Greed onto Morimiya City because of the fairy tale she was reading at the time, which turned out to be the true singularity of the incident. She was just not aware about how dangerous the book really is, so she didn't know that she unwittingly released such a powerful Greed into existence until said Greed transforms Morimiya Academy into Witch's Briar Castle. At which point, by the time she found out, it was already too late.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: The After Story all but explicitly states that she and Kou are meant to be together.
- Walking Spoiler: See the main character page for details.
Ryouta Ibuki (Class 2-B)
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe
Kou's friend and classmate.
- Badass Normal: As of ex+. He can't manifest a Soul Device and only has enough awareness of the Eclipses to be able to see them, but he still joins XRC for their final battles and proves to be just as effective as they are, albeit without a Limit Break.
- Big "NO!": Played for laughs in Chapter 4, when he tells Munenori that hell have to sit out Kendo practice due to being injured from the accident the previous chapter. Thats when Munenori tells him that theyll be doing Zen meditation until its healed.
- Butt-Monkey: Ryouta is always the butt of jokes from Kou and Jun, and can never seem to catch a break whenever his Childhood Friend Chizuru gets involved.
- Buxom Is Better: At the beginning of Chapter 6, he's admiring the proportions of Asuka, Rion, and even Shiori during the classes' swimming lesson, even comparing the flat Chizuru unfavorably to them. He then goes on to claim that having a flat chest is a good thing for Towa.
- Childhood Friend: He's been Kou's friend since elementary school. While he's also friends with Shiori now, it's not yet known if they've been so since then as well.
- He has another one in another class named Chizuru, whom he finds less desirable than just about every other female at the school.
- Ear Ache: On the receiving end of this from Chizuru from not going to the hospital for a checkup after getting hit by a car in Chapter 3.
- Fanboy: Of SPiKA as a whole, and especially Rion.
- Fragile Speedster: His ideal build. The charm he gets near the end of the After Story further emphasizes this, healing him on successful dodges and increasing the recovery of all gauges save for X-Strike, which he has no access to. Coupled with his rather freakishly high base critical rate of 30%, he is meant to dodge and strike, not tank.
- He Really Can Act: In-Universe, there are two sidequests, one in Chapter 7 and one in the Epilogue where the XRC take roles in a student film. Ryouta gets the main lead, and picking the right emotions for the scenes impresses Kousaku.
- Hey, Wait!: After a friendship event in Chapter 2, he has this exchange with Kou.Ryouta: Oh my GOD. Chizuru is such a nag. And just when I was showing how cool I was, too. Man, that sucks.Kou: Dont worry, you werent cool in the first place.Ryouta: Oh, then thats okayHEY!
- Hidden Depths: Average student, lazy, skip out of his club activities and shopping street duties all the time. However, he's very dependable when the situation got tight, and will always stand and fight against whoever and whatever that threatened his friends.Chizuru: Ryouta, you idiot! You don't have a chance against it.Ryouta: So what?! A man's gotta stand and fight in the time like this!
- An Ice Person: As he can only wield a spirit-blessed bokutou, this is his only available attribute.
- Just Friends: He seems to have this relationship with quite a few girls, to his frustration.
- Keet: This guy is always full of energy.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memories of the Eclipse incident in the Final Chapter get rewritten, but he's the only one known whose memory rewriting is undone after the After Story.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe example with the incident where he immediately asked Jun to be his girlfriend when they first met being made fun by Kou and Jun several times in the story.
- Promoted to Playable: In ex+, he is playable in the After-Story. Possibly a reference to the final chapter of the main game, where he assisted in holding back an army of Greed so the party could get through.
- Weak, but Skilled: he doesn't even have a Cross Strike or switching cores, but has free access to seven slots, more than anyone else. His attack are individually weak, but can easily be strung together and have almost no delay before or after execution.
- Wooden Katanas Are Just Better: His weapon in eX+ is a wooden katana carved from the wood of the spirit tree named Holy Bokken. It was left in Ryouta's locker after the events of the Final Chapter, and due to his memory loss, had no idea how he obtained it until he regained his memory in the After Story.
Jun Kohinata (Class 2-B)
Voiced by: Kanae Ito
Kou and Ryouta's classmate and friend since their first year.
- Ambiguously Gay: He seems to show no interest in the girls that fawn over him, but he has a lot of subtext with Kou and, to a lesser extent, Ryouta.
- Archer Archetype: The finale of his X-Strike ends with him conjuring up a bow, while using his own sword as an arrow.
- Beware the Cute Ones: Considered by girls to be very cute In-Universe. His real identity is a "Seal Knight" of the Order of Orden, so he is incredibly strong, and unlike wielders such as X.R.C. members, his combat skill translates to real life, not just in Eclipse.
- BFS: His Soul Device; Arc Legus, is a large broadsword.
- Chick Magnet: It's said that his baby-faced appearance makes him popular with the girls.
- Church Militant: He is a seal knight for the Order of Orden, an order affiliated with church.
- Custom Uniform: Forgoes the blazer for sleeveless, blue sweater-vest, which is carried over to his summer uniform.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Two-shotted the Mist Witch, one of the strongest of the Grim Greed. It did manage to do a number on him, but still.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: And apparently, being easily mistakable for a girl makes it easier to attract girls.
- Expy: A green-haired, soft-spoken, and feminine-looking pretty boy who is actually an extremely powerful Church Knight on a secret mission just like Wazy Hemisphere from Zero/Ao no Kiseki duology, even Jun's charged attack is called Akashic Blade, a reference to Wazy's Akashic Arm weapon.
- Healing Factor: As a Seal Knight, Jun's healing is much faster than an average human, and he can quickly recover from fatal wounds that would normally take weeks or months to heal. This proves beneficial after he gets seriously wounded by the Mist Witch while defending Morimiya Academy in the Final Chapter, and he was able to recover quickly enough to assist the X.R.C. in breaking into Pandora a day later. His healing factor even manifests itself in gameplay in eX+, as Jun is already equipped with an element that allows him to recover HP while landing consecutive hits by default.
- Light 'em Up: His only attribute.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Jun admits that he's the one who gave Mikuriya the "Witch of Misty Castle" fairy tale for him to experiment on. However, he really didn't count on Mikuriya to use it for his own nefarious ends that would ultimately put Morimiya Academy, and by extension, Morimiya City in danger. Something that Jun himself later regrets doing so.
- Otaku: Knows the latest anime and subculture trends.
- Promoted to Playable: In the After-Story, as opposed to the Side-Stories where you play as him as White Shroud.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green.
Ayumi (Class 1-A)
A friend of Sora's who is part of the Culinary Club.
- Chubby Chaser: Implied. Ayumi's interactions with Nobuo (the school's resident fat student) seems to border on some romantic subtext, as she doesn't mind him taking food from the Culinary Club, and in the Final Chapter, is really concerned about him not eating enough food and offers to feed him after being saved from the Greeds.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Shes part of the Culinary Club and usually gives out food to Kous party, especially for Sora.
Takashi (Class 1-B)
A member of the Track and Field Club.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is described as not around any more".
- Nice Shoes: Subverted. His are falling apart and have a hole in the bottom, but he takes good care of them. Kou has to retrieve them from the Moonlit Garden eclipse.
Haruhiko (Class 1-B)
A wannabe delinquent who has more bark than bite.
- Delinquent Hair: Dyed orange and spiky, trying to be like his hero Shio.
- Japanese Delinquents: He wants to be one so bad, but his actions pretty much show he fails hard at it; for instance, he rides a bike to school (which he doesn't like to admit) and doesn't want to ditch school because he wants to keep his perfect attendance record. After he is kidnapped by members of the gang CHAOS during one of Shio's free time events, and then is rescued by Shio and Kou, he gives up his dreams of delinquency.
- Paper Tiger: In Chapter 1, he acts tough, but once he sees Kous a second year, he backs down.
Minoru (Class 1-B)
An incredibly average student who later joins the Film Studies Club.
- The Movie Buff: He and Kousaku are total movie geeks. He becomes the editor in the student movie they make.
Nodoka (Class 1-C)
A student who is rather taken with Mitsuki, the student council president.
- Does Not Like Men: Shes not a total man hater, but does kinda ease up when Kou gets her wallet back. It gets bad in the After Story when after finally getting to join the Student Council, her duties keep her from being able to be with Mitsuki.
- Precious Photo: One of the first sidequests you get in the game in Chapter 2 involves finding her wallet, which is on the school roof. It turns out she has a picture of Mitsuki in it.
- The Rival: After the friendship event with Mitsuki in Chapter 4, she considers Kou to be a romantic rival, which he realizes he may have done by accident.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Shes open about her crush on Mitsuki Hokuto, the Student Council President.
Ayato (Class 1-D)
A meek student who becomes a member of the school's cheer squad.
- Determinator: A hidden sidequest in Chapter 4 has him compete against Kou in a swimming race to try and quit the Cheer Club. He actually finds peace in losing, wanting to be trained to be a better man.
- Shrinking Violet: At the start of the game, he's a wimp in Coach Saki's Cheer Squad. He only joined out on a whim.
- Took a Level in Badass: After the rigorous training Coach Saki puts him through, he starts to find his voice as a cheer member, his voice heard from the roof of the school.
Marie (Class 1-D)
A student who is smitten with Gorou Saeki, her English teacher, and does whatever she can to get him to notice her, with the help of her less than enthusiastic friend, Hitomi.
- Distressed Damsel: In Gorous friendship event in Chapter 5, some delinquents attempt to try and take Marie away with them, and Gorou along with Kou jump in to rescue her from her captors.
- Likes Older Men: She has a crush on Gorou, who is twice her age.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Hitomi's blue. She's always so energetic about enjoying high school life at her fullest, and is determined to win over Gorou's heart, no matter the odds against her.
Hitomi (Class 1-D)
A student who loves cats and is generally seen with her friend, Marie.
- Cuteness Proximity: Hitomi turns into a different person around cats as shown in Soras friendship event in Chapter 7.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: Hitomi is into collecting the Kagemaru capsule toys. If you managed to collect them all from the capsule machine in Shopping Street and complete the entire collection, then giving them all to Hitomi will reward you with a rare element in return.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Marie's red. She's more aloof and laid back compared to her friend, and is never interested in getting a boyfriend, as she views it a complete waste of time.
Chiaki Aizawa (Class 2-A)
Voiced by: Masumi Kageyama
The Karate Club's ace, she often competes with and trains with Sora.
- The Captain: In the After Story, she becomes the new captain of the Karate Club.
- Distressed Damsel: She gets taken away by an Elder Greed near the end of Chapter 2.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's jealous of Sora's natural talent, which causes her to be overly harsh.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: She and Mai order a pair of fistcuffs from Jihei so that they can fight alongside Sora in the Final Chapter.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: If Kou goes with Sora to the Halloween Festival, then they talk to Chiaki and Mai, she tells him this trope and that she wont forgive him along with a Death Glare. Kou tells her its not that kind of relationship.
- In the Hood: Always has a blue hoodie on, though she never has it up.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Chapter 2 when Kou and Asuka are looking for her, they can talk to Gorou about it. Hell mention how she wasnt paying attention in classes that day. Coach Saki is also upset at her suddenly quitting the karate club.
- Sempai/Kohai: She's Sora's sempai in the karate club while Mai is her sempai.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She does not appear in any promotional material for the game, despite her role in Sora's story.
Nobuo (Class 2-A)
A chubby gourmand who asks Kou to give him any food that he himself has made, even if it's of bad quality.
- Big Eater: He loves to eat and always thinks about eating, even during the apocalypse. In fact, he attends Morimiya because he loves the cafeteria's food. He also has a sidequest to eat not just the high level food from each recipe, but even all the failure ones, giving you a high level element for it.
- Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat just about anything, so giving him the recipe failures (the ones where insta-death is a dice roll) is not even a problem to him.
- Eyes Always Shut: His model and portrait are always like this.
Yuuji (Class 2-C)
A Swim Club member who has a rivalry with Hayato and is a fan of SPiKA.
- Fanboy: He's a huge one of SPiKA. So much so, that he constantly badgered his rival Hayato to listen to them. Out of the group, hes a Haruna fanboy.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: In Chapter 4, Hayato wonders how Yuujis so good at swimming despite barely practicing. Yuuji owes it to knowing how to relax.
- Friendly Rivalry: He and Hayato have one in swimming.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The more chill, relax blue compared to Hayatos focused red.
- Those Two Guys: With Hayato.
Hayato (Class 2-C)
A Swim Club member who has a rivalry with Yuuji, and because of him, he eventually becomes a fan of SPiKA.
- Always Second Best: He can never seem to beat Yuuji at swim races, and either finishes in second place or with a tie. Despite this, he tries really hard to try and beat him.
- Fanboy: While not initially at first, Yuuji's constant badgering to make him listen to SPiKA has eventually made him into one, but he tries to deny it. Out of the group, he likes Reika.
- Friendly Rivalry: He and Yuuji have one in swimming.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The intense red compared to Yuujis blue.
- Those Two Guys: With Yuuji.
Hekiru (Class 2-A)
The Journalism Club's president, she is always looking for stories to report on, and writes the Morimiya Academy Newsflash.
- Brutal Honesty: At the beginning of the game, she asks Kou for info about Asuka since theyre classmates, but Kou says to ask her directly.Hekiru: Hmm, true enough, but... Wait, youre one of those loner outcast types. You wouldnt know much about these things. You know what, never mind. Sorry for holding you up!Kou: You could stand to pull the bluntness back a hair. Just saying.
- Intrepid Reporter: She aspires to be a reporter like her big sister Chiemi, even having a sidequest where she grills the XRC in an interview about the weird happenings in town since April.
Karen (Class 2-C)
A half-Japanese and half-American student who has trouble with speaking Japanese. She is also the daughter of Catherine, who runs an imported goods store at Nanahoshi Mall.
- But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Japanese and half-American, the blonde hair and blue eyes coming from her mother's side.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father died prior to her and her mother moving to Morimiya.
- It Was a Gift: A quest in Chapter 6 has her praying at Kokonoe Shrine for help finding a Xiphone strap. After getting it from the Temple of the Evil Mist eclipse, she says its a keepsake from her father.
- My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Downplayed. Her Japanese is limited, but shes quite easy to understand.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Even though she gets pulled into Shadow Morimiya during the After Story, she forgets all about it once its over.
Saburo (Class 2-D)
A friend of Jun's who is very upfront about his love of anime and the Magical Girl Alisa series.
- Chuunibyou: During Chapter 4 when he hears about BLAZE members loitering at Nanahoshi Mall, hes offended that theyre trespassing on sacred anime territory, and then says that the time to unleash the secret demon technique in his right hand from Magical Alisa will come.
- Fanboy: He's one for the in-universe show Magical Girl Alisa.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: As a true fanboy, he's into collecting the Magical Girl Alisa capsule toys. If you manage to collect them all from the capsule machine in Nanahoshi Mall and complete the entire collection, then giving them all to Saburo will reward you with a rare element in return.
- Otaku: He's usually found hanging around Animate, as well as talking about anime. Hes also someone who prefers 2D girls when in Chapter 2 he calls Juns fangirls 3D pigs.
- Took a Level in Badass: He's given just enough rudimentary training with sanctified weapons to fight against the Greed during the apocalypse.
Chizuru (Class 2-D)
A childhood friend of Ryouta's who is ever so watchful over him.
Mai Terada (Class 3-B)
The Karate Club's captain.
- The Captain: She's the captain of the Karate Club, whom both Sora and Chiaki look up to. In the After Story, Mai passes along the captain torch to Chiaki because of the fact that she'll be graduating from school soon.
- Those Two Guys: After Chapter 2, she's usually seen hanging around or sparring with Chiaki.
Masataka (Class 3-A)
The Discipline Committee's head, he is a strict enforcer of the rules.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Hes more of the bad cop with Munenori when it comes to troublemakers, especially Shio.
- Knight Templar: As the head of the Discipline Committee, Masataka is very strict about dealing with antisocial behavior and misconduct, and only cares about upholding the rules of Morimiya Academy for the greater good. This is especially apparent during Chapter 4, and he also opposes Mitsuki's idea of a more open and free campus.
- Thoughtcrime: Hes always on the lookout for antisocial behavior, including calling out Shio.
Munenori (Class 3-B)
The Kendo Club's captain.
- By-the-Book Cop: He plans on being a cop after graduating high school.
- The Captain: Hes the captain to the Kendo Club.
- Eyes Always Shut: His model and portrait are this.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: The good cop with Masataka in disciplinary actions.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Well, not Jesus but he prays regularly at the Kokonoe Shrine.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In direct contrast to his fellow Discipline Committee member Masataka, Munenori is more lax about upholding school rules, and will actually come to an understanding with students rather than outright call them out on their misbehavior. He'll even tell Masataka to chill out on the strict methods on a couple of occasions.
Fuuka (Class 3-B)
A sick student often found in the school's health clinic.
- Ill Girl: Fuuka has a very frail body and is suffering from an unknown ailment. She's usually seen in the school infirmary most of the time, and is constantly being visited and cared for by her friend Mai. Despite this, Fuuka is really nice, and wants to help out the best she can. In the Epilogue, her body appears to be improving, and it's implied that she may be fully cured in the future.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Shell usually be knitting when shes in bed.
Kousaku (Class 3-C)
The Film Studies Club's president, he wishes to make a film of his own.
- The Movie Buff: He and Minoru are movie geeks. He also serves as the director for the movie he makes.
- Spiky Hair: He has some very spiky hair.
Shizune (Class 3-C)
A withdrawn student who loves to read and wishes to become a writer.
- I Work Alone: In Chapter 2, Kousaku is trying to recruit her to write a script for his movie. She prefers to work solo, and since working on movies involves people, its a no-go.
- Not Good with People: She admits it in Chapter 2 that shes not good with people in person.
- Pet the Dog: During the Final Chapter, shes reading stories to children in the library.
Erika (Class 3-D)
The daughter of a wealthy family and the heiress of the Takamatsu Group, a construction company with the most facilities in Morimiya.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: She lets one of these out in Chapter 1, hoping to one day build something bigger than Acros Tower.
- Ojou Ringlets: Fitting for someone who sees herself as a princess.
- The Rival: She views herself as one to Mitsuki Hokuto, and is hoping that her family business will one day overtake the Hokuto group as the dominant business in Japan. It's wholly one-sided, though, as Mitsuki doesn't share the same feelings towards her.
- Tsundere: Though often declaring herself Mitsuki's rival, she at times shows how worried she is about her, but doesn't like to admit it.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink!
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka
Kou's cousin and a teacher at Morimiya Academy. She looks oddly familiar to somebody with a similar name in another game...
- Action Survivor: She's got enough spiritual awareness that she can see Eclipses, but she's forced to be this because she can't become a Wielder (though she does wish she could). It doesn't mean that she doesn't throw herself into battle using the Kokonoe talismans or the martial arts that she and Kou were taught.
- Badass Adorable: While she can't fight Greeds as effectively as her cousin or his friends (which isn't her own fault), she easily still qualifies as this, largely due to her creating a strategy to break into the Box that everyone, up to and including Zodiac, Nemesis, and the entire Japanese military agreed to. And the strategy works without a hitch, with zero casualties (minus the one, but that can be a Cosmic Retcon in the good ending).
- Celebrity Paradox: It's one thing to be suspiciously similar to one character in another game series. But it's another when said game series is advertised in the background of the digital and book stores of Town Square. Towa Herschel is conveniently absent in the Magical Girl Alisa merch, though.
- Cool Big Sis: Considers herself this towards her cousin Kou. According to Side-Story 6, part of the reason she became the adviser for the X.R.C. was, with Shiori and Asuka "taking care" of him, Towa didn't want to lose her "pride" as a big sister. Cue Asuka claiming that she's not giving him special attention like Shiori does.
- The Face: Towa is uniquely fitted to be in this position. She's (seemingly) the only teacher who knows about the Eclipse, so her becoming an advisor to the XRC allows them to maintain an air of legitimacy as a "school club."
- Guest-Star Party Member: A non-fighting variant in the After-Story. She is listed as joining the party once she and Rion are found (as Kou can't leave her in the open, unprotected, when there's a powerful greed targeting people like her).
- Kissing Cousins: She gets Ship Tease with Kou like every other girl.
- Miko: She and Kou's grandfather own a shrine, which she also works at sometimes.
- Mission Control: Of XRC. The group generally has autonomy from her (as their advisor), but for big missions, they look to her to plan out the details.
- Transplant: Of Towa Herschel.
- Older Than They Look: She's 23, but looks closer to a middle school student. This causes Kou to call her "Chibi Towa-nee" (or 'midget' in the localization), to her frustration.
- Sensei-chan: She at least tries to avoid this but her appearance says otherwise. She eventually gives up on trying to avoid it except during class.
- The Strategist: Towa is capable of coming up with complex strategies that even the Japanese military is in awe of. She's good enough that Gorou opines about recruiting her for said military.
- Support Party Member: Once she joins the party in the After-Story. While she doesn't fight, she travels with the field members of XRC and can be used to buff various meters (such as the eX+ or Drive meters) occasionally via NiAR.
- Sweet Tooth: In her final friendship event during the Final Chapter, she makes some iced cocoa thats a bit too sweet for Kous liking. She does it for when she needs a boost on tough mental work.
- The Team Normal: Within the original lineup of XRC, she's the only one who can't manifest a Soul Device, but she's still a valuable member as their advisor and Mission Control. She's later joined by Ryouta in the After-Story.
- True Final Boss: She is the level 11 opponent in "Gate of Avalon" minigame who is only fightable in the Epilogue. Defeating her twice in succession nets you a Water-elemental Special Rare Element.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
An English teacher at Morimiya Academy.
- BFG: Also overlapped with Impossibly Cool Weapon. His soul device, Arc Trinity, is a huge rifle which can also be used as a axe.
- Bishie Sparkles: These tend to happen in moments where hes a charming teacher, much to Ryoutas chagrin.
- Bottomless Magazines: His rifle can fire an unlimited amount of bullets at his targets. This is justified because since Soul Devices are the manifestations of one's soul, the bullets fired from his rifle are spiritual by nature, so Gorou doesn't have to worry about reloading and keeping track of ammo reserves.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Upon getting accepted to the same university, he confessed to his childhood friend Futaba, who tearfully accepted. Sadly, this happened soon before the disaster happened. She took a fatal attack from an Elder Greed aimed at him, and while he awakened his Soul Device and defeated it, she passed away from her wounds, satisfied that he was alright.
- Cool Teacher: Can sometimes inspire admiration in even the guys.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 7 reveals his true role, as well as his past and motivations.
- Dishing Out Dirt: How his powers generally manifest themselves.
- Early-Bird Cameo: eX+ gives him an early playable appearance in Side-Story 5.5 in which he assists White Shroud, though his face and voice are disguised with his helmet mask, and he is only known as "Battle Suit."
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Joins the party during the penultimate chapter.
- Extra-ore-dinary: His default attribute.
- Fauxshadow: Once you know his real identity, you might view his appearance in the intermission chapter and his claim that he likes to take "long hikes" as foreshadowing that he's secretly investigating something. In Epilogue, he'll tell you while he did fake to be time-stopped, he really does like hiking and he was really hiking back to Morimiya City after the event.
- Faking Amnesia: Since he's already a Wielder, the memory erasure done by the Hokuto Group to hide the Mist Witch incident doesn't work on him, but he pretends that it has until he reveals himself.
- Good-Looking Privates: The teacher that all of the female students have a crush on? Yeah, he's also very highly ranked in the Japanese military.
- Hot Teacher: He seems to be admired by most female students, as well as the school librarian.
- Long-Distance Relationship: One chat he has with Kou says that he's in one of these with his girlfriend. It's a bit more tragic than that.
- The Lost Lenore: His girlfriend, Futaba, had shielded him from Greed during the Tokyo Twilight Disaster at the cost of her life, awakening him as a Soul Wielder.
- Majorly Awesome: He is ranked a Major in National Defense Army.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He pretends to be clueless about what's going on during the Mist Witch incident. In truth, he has already become a Wielder by that point, so he already knows full well what's going on.
- Playing Sick: He calls in sick to the school so as to help the White Shroud with destroying the Breed of Dawn.
- Playing with Fire: His other attribute.
- Red Herring: With his cryptic speech and villainous vibe in later cutscenes, it looks like he's a villain who's plotting to destroy the city with the help of the Eclipse. But it turns out that he's truly a Japanese major who also seeks to destroy the root of the Hollow Quakes, and he ends up being not only a good guy but also a playable character.
- Smoking Is Cool: When dealing with some thugs harassing Marie, he first lights up, takes a puff, and shoots them a Death Glare. He later admits that it's a bad habit of his, and it's hard for him to quit.
- Transforming Weapon: His Soul Device, Arc Trinity, starts out as a rifle, but can also become an axe or a lance.
- Walking Spoiler: His true identity, and the fact that he's the last party member.
The school's doctor and counselor.
- Hello, Nurse!: Not only is she the school nurse, but she's an attractive woman who's "admired" by the male population of the school.
- Male Gaze: In Chapter 1, a male student comes in for a sprained ankle. While she gets some ice, he has to will himself not to stare. She knew full well where his eyes were.
- Shipper on Deck: In Asuka's friendship event in Chapter 6, Asuka receives a mild laceration on her right leg from the Eclipse, and Kou tags along with her to the school infirmary to get the injury checked. When they arrive, Ms. Keiko puts Kou in charge of treating her wound, and then promptly leaves the room with Kou and Asuka alone, thinking that the two will engage in something "romantic" together. Despite Kou and Asuka telling her the contrary, Keiko still believes that the two were "close" in there.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: During the apocalypse, she decides to give pity on Mr. Tanabe and give him a date if they survive. After defeating the True Final Boss in the After Story, her and Mr. Tanabe are on a date at the Halloween Festival.
A Japanese teacher who desperately seeks a woman to love.
- Hopeless Suitor: He's 0-100 in searching for a girlfriend, but he's determined to get a date someday. By the end of the game, he finally wins over Ms. Keiko.
A PE teacher who works her students like a drill sergeant.
- Berserk Button: Slacking off in her classes or the clubs she runs will tick her off enough, but if you hurt one of her students, god have mercy on your soul. She also gets irked at Kou bringing in plushies he won from the arcade. Especially if he collects them all in the Final Chapter which leads to...
- Cuteness Proximity: She turns into a totally different person around plushies, even confessing that she makes clothes for them. After giving the whole set, Kou receives a Basara element as well as never telling anyone about her hobby.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: She comes off this way towards her students, especially Ayato, as she believes that putting her students through rigorous training methods will help toughen them up.
- Mama Bear: Despite not looking the type, Saki is very protective of her students. During Chapter 4, after hearing about her students getting beaten by BLAZE, she gets quite eager to start busting BLAZE heads until Towa talks her down. And during the Final Chapter, she gets righteously furious when a Greed attacks one of her students.
- Odd Friendship: With Towa. They both graduated Morimiya Academy together, but Towa was a studious computer genius who grew up disciplined (no doubt due to her and Kou's grandfather), while Saki was a delinquent. Regardless, the two get on very well.
- The Spartan Way: A hidden sidequest in Chapter 4 has Ayato reveal just what kind of workout her training entails: laps with a tire tied around the waist, bunny hops up and down the steps of Acros Tower, and picking fights with people in back alleys. For a week!
A chemistry teacher whom students find rather unsettling.
- Happily Married: Turns out hes quite married to a loving wife.
- Mad Scientist: In-name only. He's not really an actual mad scientist, but all of his students call him "The Mad Scientist" because he's always so eager on doing chemistry tests, and can come off as somewhat creepy as a result. His fondness for science will even extend to the Eclipse, as a sidequest in Chapter 6 involves fetching him Crimson Oil from the Corridor of the Sky labyrinth that defies the law of conservation of mass, just so he can study it.
Vice Principal Shiokawa
A social studies teacher who also acts as the school's vice principal and will soon retire.
- In Vino Veritas: He is a firm definition of this trope after knocking back some drinks after work at Soba Shop Gen.
- The Paranoiac: He's always worried about the well-being of the students as well as the reputation of Morimiya Academy. Given his position and the strange incidents that are happening all over the city, one can't blame him really.
- You Are in Command Now: The Principal is The Ghost in this game, so hes usually the highest authority figure in school. Even moreso during the Final Chapter.