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    Takuma 

Takuma Akutsu

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Voiced by: Yūya Hirose

The protagonist of the series. He has been forced by Odin to live with the Saotome sisters and become their Einherjar, a lover who will increase their strength for every Val Love activity performed with them.


  • Above the Influence: Never abuses of the position granted to him. The only times when he intentionally touches the girls are for Val Love missions, when he has their consent.
  • Accidental Pervert: Several times in a row in the first chapter, which is also the first time we see him interacting with the Saotome sisters. It should be noted that for most of the series the girls are intentionally trying to get in perverted situations with him, but he still hits this trope sometimes by touching them in moments where doesn't need to.
  • Action Survivor: Doesn't awake any sort of magical powers for a while, and even when he does, they aren't geared for offense and he struggles just with trying to activate them when he wants. He still manages to survive many conflicts with all sorts of Asgardian monsters alongside the Saotome sisters.
  • Adorkable: He is timid, socially awkward and a Shrinking Violet. His tendency to shrink into Super-Deformed style makes him look very cuddly in spite of his appearance.
  • Always Save the Girl: What really convinces him to fight for the first time. No matter how afraid he is, he just can't abandon any of the Saotome sisters, the first people to treat him kindly since his mother died.
  • Audience Surrogate: Since he got the job of being the lover of the Valkyries dropped on his lap with no explanation, he is frequently the target of exposition.
  • Chekhov's Skill: When an angry Ichika asks if he has any redeeming traits, he answers that he is good at memorization. During the fight against Skuld later, he keeps count of the Eggs she has and notices that one went missing before any of the Valkyries do, allowing him to save Ichika from a trap.
  • Chick Magnet: Invoked, he must get the nine Saotome sisters to love him (and learn to love them) to fulfill his role as the Einherjar.
  • The Chosen One: He was chosen by Odin to be Einherjar, the lover of the Valkyries who helps them get stronger with The Power of Love.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: His mother died when he was young. And for the plot, it's very convenient that there isn't any other family members to get in the way of his life with the Saotome sisters.
  • Cowardly Lion: He fears all those monster and demons that have come to Earth like any other sane human, but when the Saotome sisters move forward, he follows. His personality is not the most heroic, but he is willing to do what only he can do to save the girls he cares about.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes, which illustrate that he was just a normal person before being chosen as the Einherjar.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: His mother was the only person who wasn't scared of his face and loved him until her death.
  • The Drag-Along: At first, the Valkyries pretty much take advantage of his Extreme Doormat tendencies to make him come along with them in dates in spite of him not wanting to get involved in their battles. After a while this trait of his goes away.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone on Earth who knows him fears him, thinking he is some sort of Demon in human form that makes gangsters and the Yakuza cower in fear. It couldn't be further away from the truth.
  • Extreme Doormat: He is trying to grow a backbone to help the Valkyries more in battle, but he has a long way to go. In the first few chapters we see from his inner monologues that he isn't satisfied with the mission that was forced on him, but is unable to voice his complaints.
  • Face of a Thug: His face strikes fear into the heart of any human, even though he is as kind as one can be when carrying as much emotional baggage as he does.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: He survives after Garm splits his body into two pieces thanks to having been given Mystletainn by the Saotome sisters. However, Futaba claims that Mystletainn only enhances one's own abilities, meaning that the magical power able to save someone from death came from Takuma himself.
  • Got Volunteered: He is not allowed to give up the role of Einherjar that Odin forced on him.
  • Grew a Spine: Slowly but surely he grows into a more courageous warrior as he is inspired by the Valkyries. He takes a more proactive role in each passing battle.
  • Harem Seeker: Invoked In-Universe. Making the Saotome sisters his harem is pretty much his job, but he isn't enthusiastic about it.
  • Healing Hands: The first magical power he learns from The Book, and the one he uses most often from then on, is healing the wounds of the Valkyries.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Deep down, he wants nothing more than friends who won't run away from him in fear. When he finally finds the courage to accept that the Saotome sisters are the ones he has been waiting for, Always Save the Girl is turned to max level.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Because he is Oblivious to Love, he doesn't understand that turning down Natsuki's offer to dance with him in the school festival (because he knows everyone will be glaring at him) hurt her. He does realize later that he did something wrong and agree to dance with her, although he still can't see the reason why she was upset.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Akuma" (demon). It's not just a pun on his name, people really think that word when they see his face.
  • Love You and Everybody: After a particularly embarrassing Val Love session with the triplets in chapter 33, Takuma blurts out that he loves all nine sisters. Itsuyo, Mutsumi and Natsuki are simultaneously flustered by his bluntness, happy to hear that he likes them, and sad that he is basically confessing to not see any of them in a romantic light.
  • Nice Guy: Never holds a grudge against anyone, even though everyone judges him for his appearance. And in spite of hating having the role of Einherjar forced on him, he treats the Saotome sisters as well as he can with his poor social skills.
  • No Social Skills: He gave up on developing those a long time ago, as he didn't have anyone to interact with between his mother's death and the arrival of the Valkyries. As a result, he often gets lost in his anxiety during his dates for Val Love events and has to be guided by his partner.
  • Oblivious to Love: He never notices that some of the Saotome sisters really do love him as a person, and are not going on dates with him just because it helps them grow. It's implied he is so unaccustomed to being treated with kindness he can't differentiate between different types of affection.
  • Refusal of the Call: Subverted. He wanted to refuse the call, but being an Extreme Doormat, he couldn't actually do it. So his plan for the first few chapters is basically "ignore the call until it hangs". It didn't, and he accepted it in the end.
  • Scary Teeth: His shark-like teeth are one of the main reasons he is called a demon by others.
  • Shrinking Violet: Say a single harsh word to him, and all his willpower withers away. This is depicted as him literally shrinking into Super-Deformed style.
  • Skewed Priorities: At the start of the series, he would rather focus on his studies to fulfill his promise to his mother to become a good person than playing the role of Einherjar of the Saotome sisters, which is very important to saving the world. Natsuki has to tell him that A) His studies won't mean anything if the world ends and B) Saving the world would be make in a fantastic person. Considering his reaction, it seems he didn't consider those points before.
    Natsuki: Focusing on one thing and missing everything around you, that's a pretty bad habit of yours.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Arguably even worse than that at the start of the series, when he has basically given up on his social life. He does tries to get closer to the Valkyries later though, and he is very awkward as expected. Thankfully, he learns how he can help them fight faster than he learns how to socialize.
  • Super-Deformed: When he is feeling down, he is drawn the size of a dog, with oversimplified arms and legs without hands or feet. His face is drawn with only three circles (eyes and mouth) and a small line on the cheek to represent his scar.
  • Token Human: Every important character in the series besides him is a mythical being from Norse Mythology.
  • Took a Level in Badass: One step at a time. First, he awakens his own Holy Sword called The Book during the battle with Garm, while also demonstrating for the first time the power to beat demons himself. Later,he learns how to consciously activate The Book, in the process gaining his own battle form and upgrading the number of Valkyries he can keep in battle form at a time from 2 to 3.
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The Valkyries

    In General 
  • Action Girl: Like any Valkyrie worthy of her position, those girls can kick ass better than many men when the need arises.
  • Always Identical Twins: Averted, the triplets Itsuyo, Mutsumi and Natsuki don't look like each other in the slightest. There is nothing even suggesting they are triplets until Natsuki casually mentions it in chapter 6.
  • Badass Adorable: They all have their own charm and cuteness, but that doesn't change the fact that they are able to take down huge monsters and demons many times in a week.
  • Battle Harem: They must become this for the Einherjar, in their case Takuma, to reach their true potential,since The Power of Love is the source of their strength.
  • Blessed with Suck: Being born with Seidr makes you a lot stronger than most half-divine Asgardians, but it also gives you a quirk in your constitution. In Yakumo's case, she has such a sensitive hearing she needs to use headphones 24/7 to not be overwhelmed by all the noise around her. Ichika has super-sensitive skin, which is great for detecting enemies in the battlefield, but does nothing but embarrass her in her daily life. And Shino's body is so weak she is prone to collapsing and falling asleep anywhere if she isn't being looked after.
  • Commissar Cap: They gain one in their battle forms, to go along with the military look of the clothes.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ichika, Futaba and Misa, the oldest three, collectively play this role for their younger siblings. They are all respected by the others, take care of them when they are in the house, and play the role of both the strategist and field leader when it's time for battle.
  • Divine Parentage: They are half-gods, their father being Odin.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: When they enter their battle forms, their pupils become crosses.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Their father is the god Odin, their mother is a human. May dip into But Not Too Foreign territory if one is willing to consider a god from a different mythology a foreigner.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Nine sisters. Not that surprising seeing how their father is the great Norse God Odin.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The triplets are the biggest ones, but only because they have more screen time. All of them have their chance to hit this trope (except Kururi).
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Their Japanese names have numbers on them, corresponding to the order in which they were born.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Itsuyo, Mutsumi and Natsuki. What's noticeable is that they are all fraternal rather than identical like most triplets in fiction. Not impossible, but very improbable. Triplets being born all-fraternal is something that only has a one-in-four chance of happening, and inside that there is another one-in-eight chance of all being girls.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Their Norse names come from Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
  • Sibling Team: Nine sisters working together to prevent Ragnarok.
  • Super Mode: Their EX form, which greatly multiplies their stats for a brief while. It's achieved by having a passionate make-out session with Takuma.
  • Superpower Lottery: Among the half-divine Asgardians, there are some people who are born with Seidr, which grants them great power and a unique ability. In the Saotome family, the winners of this lottery were Ichika, Shino and Yakumo. Having said that, those abilities have their drawbacks.

    Natsuki 

Natsuki Saotome/Siegrune

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Voiced by: Kaede Hondo

The seventh of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Blade. She is the main female lead of the series. Like her sisters Itsuyo and Mutsumi, she transferred to Takuma’s school. She is a strong-willed girl whose popularity warrants fan clubs even outside of her own school. At the start of the series she is at level 20.


  • A-Cup Angst: Has a complex about her small chest. Made worse by the fact that the other two triplets Itsuyo and Mutsumi are among the three more endowed of the sisters while she is the third smallest.
  • BFS: Some of the blades she summons are about as large as her torso.
  • Bokukko: Uses "Boku" to refer to herself, which makes sense considering her tomboyish personality.
  • Book Dumb: She gets terrible grades in school, but only because the subject taught on Earth are not the same things she learned in Asgard. She is never portrayed as an idiot.
  • Brutal Honesty: While she does have valid reasons to criticize Takuma's Skewed Priorities, she does so by bluntly calling him an idiot. Her words are so harsh the speech balloon pierces his heart.
  • Everyone Can See It: Her Tsundere behavior may trick Takuma, but not her sisters.
  • Fish out of Water: When it comes to academic matters. Apparently they don't teach math in Asgard. And sometimes she shows some ignorance in other areas, as seem by her attempt to evoke Smart People Wear Glasses.
  • Gamer Chick: Trying to cheer Natsuki up after she got bad grades in a test, Mutsumi reminds her of how she got first place in a video-game tournament the sisters held the previous day.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a headband with a butterfly wing on the side.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: The female lead of the series is naturally the only one among the Valkryrie sisters to fight with swords.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: The reason why her sisters allow her to go to Val Love dates with Takuma more often and thus level up faster. Her skills are good for all sorts of battles, while her sisters are more specialized. Thus, having her as the highest leveled one is the safest bet.
  • Little Sister Instinct: Being triplets she is only Itsuyo's little sister for minurtes, but regardless, a flashback shows that back when Itsuyo was a Shrinking Violet, Natsuki would protect her from bullies even if she got all dirty doing it.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She goes around swinging swords with blades thicker than her arms, cutting down demons that can be as big as houses.
  • Rescue Romance: The details aren't given to the reader, but Takuma saved her when they first met and she is clearly in love with him.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Itsuyo. They fight over which one is more reliable, which one is smarter, which one Takuma likes more…
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Parodied, she thinks one must put on glasses when studying. She is very confused when she realizes the glasses don't help her understand what's written in the books.
  • Storm of Blades: The Blade allows her to summon many swords at once to throw at her enemy. She mentions in chapter 4 that at her current level she can "only" summon fifty blades.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She has quite the tomboyish personality, being headstrong, impulsive, and unafraid to start a fight or speak her mind. But she also has a very feminine appearance and fashion sense.
  • Tsundere: Brash and rude towards Takuma, but when he needs encouragement, she gives. Won't stop reminding Takuma of how mediocre he is as an Einherjar, but never hesitates to save his skin. In short, she loves Takuma far more than her attitude implies.
  • Twincest: The Val Love event in chapter 20 is "save the maiden from being groped in the train", with Itsuyo playing the Damsel in Distress and Natsuki playing the groper. Obviously Natsuki wasn't planning on molesting her sister for real, but she got jealous of Itsuyo's chest again as soon as she started and her caresses got way more intense than needed. Luckily Takuma did his part and saved Itsuyo.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B (over-knee) in her school uniform. Even more noticeable because her sisters who go to the same school don't wear stockings like her, and both stop at Grade E (crew).

    Ichika 

Ichika Saotome/Brünnhilde

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Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama

The eldest of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Spear. She is also the captain of the Valkyries. She doesn't believe Takuma is worthy of being the lover of the Valkyries and initially refuses to live in his house like her sisters do. At the start of the series she is at level 1.


  • The Ace: While her younger sisters have little to no combat capabilities on Earth without the support of their lover, Ichika is perfectly able to kick the ass of demons and semi-divine creatures before doing any type of Val Love with Takuma. She has the most experience in the battlefield and a powerful Holy Sword to match.
  • Attack Hello: She greets Natsuki with her spear. Her attacks were so strong Natsuki's arms became numb after 10 seconds, but both sisters were smiling at the end, so it seems this kind of greeting from Ichika wasn't unexpected.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The captain of the Valkyries for a reason. Even at level 1, she shows greater strenght than most of her higher-leveled sisters.
  • Badass Longcoat: Unlike her sisters, she gets an oversized coat in her battle form.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Touch her younger sisters and she will leave you hurt. Doesn't matter if you do it while she is away, as soon as she finds you, your face will meet her fist.
  • Blade on a Stick: The name of her Holy Sword is very self-explanatory. She is The Spear.
  • Blood Knight: Described as a battle-maniac by Misa. Considering the huge smile on her face after Natsuki fend off her Attack Hello, this seems pretty accurate.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Rude, aggressive, very much not girly, and with short hair.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: She is drawn this way for the first four volumes, obscuring her eyes. It finally goes away when she comes to live with her sisters and Takuma in volume 5.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She may be a Valkyrie fighting to protect Earth, but she is also a hot-headed, brash warrior who looks down on those she considers to be weak and refuses to sugarcoat her dislike towards Takuma.
  • Good Is Not Soft: For the most part, she is trying to follow Odin's orders to avoid killing as much as possible. There is a limit, however, and she won't hesitate to thrust her spear just because said limit has been crossed.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a single cross-shaped hairclip on the right side of her head.
  • Has a Type: When questioned about the type of man she likes by her father, Ichika answers that she doesn't need a lover, but she wishes her sisters could find a good man. She describes this hypothetical person as a strong man willing to sacrifice his own body for her sisters. Odin points out then that she just said what's her type. In chapter 28, she realizes that Takuma is that man.
  • Hate at First Sight: She has disliked Takuma since day one, finding him to be a spineless weakling unworthy of being the Einherjar.
  • Hey, You!: Refuses to call Takuma by his name, only referring to him as "Einherjar" or "Lover", thus emphasizing that she only deals with him because he was given this position by her father.
  • Idiot Hair: Has an Ahoge, although it doesn't seem to represent stupidity as much as stubbornness.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As rude as she was, she wasn't wrong when she criticized Takuma's attitude in chapter 21. He is supposed to be using The Power of Love to strengthen the Valkyries, yet he is too scared of getting closer to others and helps them merely out of gratitude. His reaction shows that he does acknowledge her argument.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Repeatedly threatens Takuma with her spear if she gets the faintest idea that he is mistreating her sisters.
  • Little Big Sister: In spite of being the oldest of the nine sisters, she is smaller than everyone except for Kururi, the youngest sister.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: She doesn't believe Takuma is worthy of being the lover of her family. She spends much of their time together telling him to try and prove her wrong and pointing her spear in his direction when he fails to do it.
  • Out of Focus: For the first four volumes, since she doesn't live with Takuma like her sisters and thus only appears sporadically. This finally goes away starting in volume 5.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is a Little Big Sister, yes, but that doesn't make her any weaker. The Spear is considered to be the Holy Sword with the greatest destructive capability.
  • Super Gullible: Believes Yakumo when she says that the traditional way of washing another person's back in Midgard is with the breasts. She also thinks that a book that promotes itself with the phrase "read this to get strong fast" will literally make you stronger just by reading it.
  • Super Senses: Her Seidr gives her great power, but also a super-sensitive skin. In battle it helps her find hidden enemies, but when she is doing Val Love events with Takuma, it just makes the experience far more stimulating and embarrassing than needed.

    Futaba 

Futaba Saotome/Gerhilde

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Voiced by: Yumi Hara

The second of the Saotome Sisters and the Holy Sword of The Castle. She has a kind, motherly personality, and takes care of most of the housework in Takuma's home. At the start of the series she is at level 12.


  • Barrier Warrior: The Castle is the ability to summon parts of the fortress Valhalla. While it could theoretically summon anything, including the weapons deep within, thanks to her low amounts of Aether she can only use the walls from the outer perimeter. In other words, it's a purely defensive power.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is kind, patient, soft-spoken, and her Tranquil Fury is absolutely brutal. Just ask Garm.
  • Big Sister Instinct: During her battle with Garm, she denies fighting for justice. She is kicking his ass because he dared to hurt her sisters.
  • Blind Without 'Em: See can't see anything without glasses, which is why her eyes are always shut. Apparently she gets by in her daily life by treating every task like a battle.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It would be very easy to dismiss Futaba as a weirdo after she spends a good chunk of chapter 8 trying to steal panties for a game of tag. Then she shows just how she fares in a real battle by beating the hell out of Garm without any help. By chapter 26, it's clear that she is one of the most impressive Valkyries.
  • Disability Superpower: Her poor sight isn't something she was born with. It's the result of her training to sharpen her other senses for battle by denying herself her own sight. It works wonders.
  • The Dreaded: Played for Laughs. Her sisters are terrified of having any type of match against her… because she steals the panties of those she defeats, and only Ichika can keep up with her. She is also seriously feared and respected in Asgard, being the number one disciple of Thor and the only Valkyrie who can defeat demons with her bare fists.
  • Eyes Always Shut: She is almost always seen with her eyes closed, as her vision is very poor and she needs glasses, but only wears them during serious moments.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Inverted as a case of Reality Ensues. Since her vision is poor, she puts glasses on when it's time to fight. Or play tag with her sisters.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She may the very image of a kind and patient mother, but if you think she doesn't have the guts to hurt others, you are sorely wrong.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: The Castle may have great defensive powers, but it gives Futaba no method of attack, so she just beats the crap out of demons with her fists. She is the only Valkyrie to do so.
  • Harem Nanny: Takes care of her sisters and Takuma as the Team Mom and tries to help them get along better for the sake of more efficient Val Love events.
  • I Am Your Opponent: Pulls this against Garm so Takuma can go help her sisters.
  • Idiot Hair: Like her older sister Ichika, though she isn't a idiot by any stretch of the word.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Her justification for stealing the panties of those she defeats: panties are "the final barrier", therefore, having your panties stole is the same as death.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: By itself, her ability is the least impressive of the Holy Swords. It does its job of defending Futaba and her allies well, but it can't be used for anything else. It gives no offensive abilities nor does it have the versatility or specialization the other Holy Swords have. Which is why Futaba trained as hard as possible until she could destroy demons with her bare hands.
  • Panty Thief: When she defeats someone in a friendly match (and for her, even playing tag is a match), she takes that person's panties.
  • Red Baron: "Her Majesty the Queen". Takuma is shocked she got such a title by stealing underwear of the defeated. She didn't. In spite of the silliness she displays in chapter 8, she is genuinely feared in Asgard. Ichika reveals later that the actual reason she got the title is because she will not let anyone move past the walls of her castle.
  • Self-Made Woman: She was born with the smallest amount of Aether among the Valkyries, and thus her raw power is the lowest of the nine sisters. So she trained her body and her senses until she could fight on the same level as her sisters with her bare hands. In the end she became famous and feared in Asgard, even getting her own title.
  • Team Mom: She is effectively playing the role of mother of the family, as she is the oldest in Ichika's absence.
  • Tranquil Fury: Unlike Ichika's, her Big Sister Instinct is subdued and doesn't involve any notable change in her facial expression. Doesn't mean it hurts any less.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Faces off against Skuld to stop her from reaching her younger sisters and to buy time for Ichika and Takuma to perform a sneak attack. According to Ichika, Futaba is known as "Her Majesty the Queen" because when she fight someone, she never lets them pass the walls of her Castle.
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    Misa 

Misa Saotome/Ortlinde

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Voiced by: Ayaka Shimizu

The third of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The String. She has a tomboyish personality. As one of the older sisters, she looks out for her younger siblings and they depend on her often. She naturally takes a leading role when the sisters are in a group. At the start of the series she is at level 6.


  • All Webbed Up: A rare protective example. She can use her strings to create a cocoon around herself and her sisters to block incoming attacks.
  • Big Sister Bully: Invoked in a flashback. Having been forced to accompany her older sisters in their hunts and getting hurt all over, she decided that once she got her own little sisters, she would push them around to her heart's content. It never happened because she loves her younger sisters too much.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Probably the least feminine of the sisters after Ichika, and she has the short hair befitting of a tomboy.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has both green hair and green eyes.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 17 is focused on her. Up until this point, Misa had always been there with her sisters in both lighthearted and serious moments, but always played a supporting role and never had the spotlight on her.
  • Hair Decorations: Two black cross-shaped hairclips.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her Holy Sword is The String. It allows her to do pretty much anything she wants with strings: lay traps for the enemies, attack with Razor Floss, create a barrier for protection, even making a copy of herself is possible.
  • Near-Death Experience: After being wounded by Garm, Misa's soul is throw to Niflheim, the Norse version of Hell. However, Takuma manages to rescue her on time with his newfound powers.
  • The Nudifier: If she runs out of string, she can take it from anything close. Normally she carries dolls with her as backups for that purpose, but she also has used the clothes of her sisters in emergencies.
  • Only Has Same-Sex Admirers: While lamenting on her Urban Legend Love Life, she notes that the "line of pretenders" after her back in Asgard was made of girls only.
  • Razor Floss: The most direct way to destroy demons with The String.
  • Rescue Romance: It isn't until Takuma rescues her soul from falling into Hell that she starts seeing him in a romantic light.
  • Self-Duplication: She can make a clone of herself made of strings.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: At some point back on Asgard she obtained a reputation among her little sisters as an expert in romance, when in reality she has no such experience.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair.

    Shino 

Shino Saotome/Waltraute

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Shino with her helmet on
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Voiced by: Rikako Aida

The fourth of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Armor. She lives in Takuma's house with her sisters, but never leaves the storehouse. She is in charge of the barriers around Takuma's residence that prevents minions of the evil gods from finding the Valkyries. At the start of the series she is at level 2.


  • Barrier Maiden: Responsible for the barrier protecting the house her family lives in.
  • Cool Helmet: A very big one that covers most of her head. It's actually Bergelmir, the temporal helmet. It's a dvergr (relic) that reduces the wearer's age to between one and ten years old, lessening the burden of her Seidr in her body.
  • Ill Girl: It's implied the reason she doesn't leave the storehouse is because she has some illness. Turns out that her Seidr has given her a really weak constitution, which is why she remains secluded with her sisters taking care of her.
  • The Ingenue: Her sexual knowledge seems to be pretty much nonexistent. She had no idea men had something women didn't have in their crotches, and took Takuma's abashed words that it was a sword at face value, even asking to take a better look. That there wasn't a single trace of malice in her words probably made things worse for the poor guy.
  • Older Than She Looks: While her helmet stops us from seeing her face, her body type seems to imply she is closer to Yakumo's age, when she is actually the fourth oldest sister. This is because her helmet rewinds time for her body, leaving her with the appearance of a child. Once she removes it her body goes back to that of an adult woman.
  • Out of Focus: Since she never seems to leave the storehouse in the backyard, she appears the least among the nine sisters. It's not until halfway through volume 6 that she starts showing up enough to be called part of the main cast.
  • World's Strongest Man: According to Gullinkambi, Waltraute is the strongest Valkyrie.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has silver hair. Not that one would know at first glance, thanks to the Cool Helmet covering it.

    Itsuyo 

Itsuyo Saotome/Schwertleite

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Voiced by: Ai Kakuma

The fifth of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Chain. She has transferred to Takuma's school and became the student council president there. She has a father complex, and often acts for Odin’s sake. At the start of the series she is at level 5.


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: She loves to receive pats on the head, since her father did it often when she was a child. Naturally, she comes to like Takuma more when he also starts doing it.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one under her right eye and two more in her neck. There is another one in her left breast, which naturally isn't seen by many people.
  • Big Breast Pride: She loves to rub in Natsuki's face that she is much bigger than her, and tries to use her assets to seduce Takuma.
  • Big Sister Worship: She admires Misa as someone far more experienced than her in both the battlefield and matters of love (or so she thinks). She often goes to her for advice and gets giddy when Misa praises her or ask her for a favor.
  • Butt-Monkey: Thanks to her overconfidence, she fails Val Love missions with Takuma more often than any of her sisters, and is frequently put in embarrassing situations.
  • Chain Pain: Her Holy Sword allows her to manipulate chains, which she uses to attack and bind her enemies.
  • Epic Fail: She ties Takuma to a chair so he won't run away before attempting to perform Val Love with him. As expected, he isn't in the mood in the slightest and her seduction fails soundly.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Played for Laughs. She trusted Inukai because he was a polite and helpful boy, even though he had been asking questions a normal human wouldn't, like "what kind of powers do you have?" Mutsumi is left in disbelief.
  • Large Ham: She gets very dramatic when she wants to get attention. It doesn't even seem to be a conscious act, as she didn't notice she was posing in front of Takuma while thinking of impressing her father.
  • Purple Eyes: A mystic eye color fitting for a Valkyrie.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is very long, reaching her hips.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Subverted. She acts like one, but when the time comes to get intimate with Takuma for real, she panics and is unable to go through with it. Case in point: She mocks Natsuki for giving Takuma and quick peck on the lips and thinks that if she had to do it she would give him a much more "adult" kiss. When her turn does come, she is only able to kiss him on the check.
  • Shrinking Violet: Flashbacks show that she was a huge crybaby when she was younger, and had to rely on Natsuki to protect her from the bullies. She sometimes reverts to this personality when under pressure.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Natsuki. Itsuyo wants to be seen as the more mature, responsible and efficient of the two, while Natsuki isn't satisfied with her former crybaby sister suddenly wanting to upstage her, so the two fight a lot. And this is when you don't count all the times were they compete for Takuma's attention.
  • Sibling Seniority Squabble: Insists that she is Mutsumi and Natsuki's older sister even though they are triplets. The other two don't care much about establishing seniority among them, and Natsuki gets annoyed when Itsuyo demands more respect.
  • Student Council President: In spite of having transferred at the second semester, she quickly became the president of the student council of the school thanks to her impressive charisma.
  • Through His Stomach: Attempts to seduce Takuma this way, but doesn't realize that forcing food down the boy's throat isn't how it's supposed to go.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She has a father complex, and her main objective on Earth is to impress her father to get more head pats.

    Mutsumi 

Mutsumi Saotome/Helmwige

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Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

The sixth of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of the Wing. She goes to the same school as Takuma, but rarely shows up there because she is also a popular idol who is often busy with work. While this job was forced onto her by her sisters to allow for more opportunities for Val Love, she has come to like it. At the start of the series she is at level 5.


  • Adorkable: Like Takuma, she is shy and has trouble speaking her mind (through she is far from the same level of social anxiety he has), which ramps up her cuteness.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Sometimes she gets lost in her masochist fantasies and starts imagining a scenario that just won't happen when she is with Takuma.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes are pink like her hair.
  • Extreme Doormat: Second only to Takuma, which is why she empathized with him since the beginning. Just like how he doesn't attempt to dispel the awful rumors about him, she couldn't say no when her family decided she needed to become an Idol Singer for the sake of Val Love.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a black-and-white lace headband.
  • Idol Singer: Somebody had to become one so they could have more specific Val Love missions (like "spend the day together without anyone noticing you are walking with a famous person"), and everyone decided Mutsumi was the most idol-ish of the family. However, she does enjoy being an idol.
  • Nice Girl: She is the kindest and most polite of the Saotome sisters, and she has treated Takuma as well as she can from the beginning.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Gentle, patient, friendly, and with both pink hair and pink eyes.
  • Power Floats: While her Holy Sword is called "The Wing", it doesn't grant her the ability to fly, but to float (her wings made of energy don't even move while she is on air). She can also make other people float with this power, as Takuma found out the first time she transformed.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Her Holy Sword manifests as a pair of wings. She may not have much attacking capabilities, but being able to fly is a very useful skill to have.
  • Ramming Always Works: After receiving sufficient power-ups from Yakumo and Takuma, she tackles a demon and pierces his body without taking a scratch. Seems to be her only method of attack, since her Holy Sword doesn't give her a proper weapon.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Her stage name is Mutsumi, but written in the Roman alphabet rather than Kanji.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: The kindest among the nine Saotome sisters, and the only one with pink hair.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: A closeted masochist. So deep in the closet in fact, even she wasn't aware of it. It's only during her date with Takuma she starts noticing that she gets aroused by the idea of him being mean to her, and is confused by it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair in her case.

    Yakumo 

Yakumo Saotome/Grimgerde

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Voiced by: Maki Kawase

The eighth of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Sound. She has a cold, sharp personality and is very lazy. However, she has a playful side as well, and tends to take the lead in perverted situations. At the start of the series she is at level 4.


  • Bi the Way: Has no problem getting into erotic situations with Takuma, but she also loves to grope her sisters, especially Natsuki.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: On an average day, most of the words that come out of her mouth are variations of "I'm sleepy" or "I don't feel like doing it". In spite of that, she is just as useful in the battlefield as her sisters. Plus, she is a Seidr user, meaning she was born with greater potential than six of her sisters.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has light-blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Takuma is lucky if he is able to have a proper conversation with her that doesn't finish with a sharp insult. Even more lucky if he gets to see her changing her facial expression.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: The quietest of the sister wears a headphone everywhere. This is because she has Super Hearing and the headphones stop her from over-stimulating her ears.
  • Hypocrite: Frequently accuses Takuma of being a pervert, even though she is a Shameless Fanservice Girl and easily the most perverted of the sisters.
  • Magic Music: Her Holy Sword allows her to buff her sisters and weaken their enemies with her flute.
  • The Quiet One: Avoids joining her family in conversation as much as she can, and when she does talk she says just what's needed before going back to her lazy silence.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her battle form outfit leaves her back (and arms) completely exposed.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: The biggest in the family. She frequently teases Takuma sexually just to see him flustered, and is never bothered when she has to perform a more intimate Val Love event.
  • Sibling Incest: She has groped her sisters in a very un-sisterly way more than once. Sometimes she uses the need to perform Val Love with Takuma together as an excuse, but it's obvious the main reason is because she loves to do it. She states at one point that she likes Natsuki's voice that best, and context doesn't leave any doubts that she is talking about her moans too.
  • The Stoic: She almost never changes her facial expressions. Even when she does, it's usually just a small smirk when teasing Takuma or her sisters and it doesn't last long.
  • Super Hearing: Her Seidr gives her an enhanced hearing. It heads straight into Blessed with Suck territory since even the sound of heartbeats can be annoyingly loud for her, which is why she is always wearing headphones.
  • The Tease: She loves to see Takuma flustered.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A very light blue, almost gray.
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    Kururi 

Kururi Saotome/Rossweisse

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Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai

The youngest of the Saotome sisters and the Holy Sword of The Cannon. She is an inventor who spends most of her time creating random items. However, materials from Earth/Midgard don't work as well as Asgardian materials and most of the items she makes don't last long. At the start of the series she is at level 9.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: Apparently her Holy Sword can make "a huge bang" if charged for 3 hours. It's likely because her level is still too low though.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Her sisters always avoid showing her more erotic Val Love events, and they don't consider her when discussing who gets to date Takuma next.
  • Cheerful Child: Outside of being attacked by the Evil Gods faction, there isn't much that can put Kururi down. She is always smiling, playing with her tools or her sisters.
  • Girlish Pigtails: They emphasize her childish innocence and energy.
  • The Gunslinger: Her Holy Sword is The Cannon, and the first time we see her fight, she brings a gun with her. It may look like a toy gun, but it did its job.
  • Hair Decorations: Her twintails are partially wrapped in red ribbons.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Doesn't understand what a pervert is, but keeps using the word to describe Takuma because her older sisters also use it.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The youngest and thus smallest girl in the cast.
  • Token Wholesome: Being The Baby of the Bunch and a Token Mini-Moe, she is the only one of the Saotome sisters to avoid being the target of Male Gaze. In fact, chapter 16 has all the Valkyries currently living with Takuma taking turns in playing doctor with him, and Kururi is the only one to not give any Fanservice during her turn.
  • Wrench Wench: Seemingly spends most of her free time building random technological devices that she thinks will be useful.

Other Asgardians

    Odin 

Odin

The king of Valhalla in Asgard. He is the father of the Saotome sisters and the one who sent them to Takuma.


  • Big Good: Doesn't get directly involved with the plot after leaving his daughters at Takuma's care, but they are still following his orders and he is one of the strongest being on the setting that is on the side of humanity.
  • Dirty Old Man: Has a Porn Stash and, according to Itsuyo, enjoys being tied up.
  • The Ghost: He is never fully seen. All we get are a few glimpses of his figure in flashbacks of his daughters.
  • Good Parents: Whenever one of the Valkyries mention him or has a flashback to their time in Asgards, he is portrayed as a kind father who raised them into the strong warriors they are today and his words are still guiding them even as they are not living with him anymore.
  • Has a Type: In a flashback, Odin explains to Ichika that he loves the "traditional Japanese beauty" Yamato Nadeshiko, using the mother of the Valkyries as an example. Another flashback by Natsuki shows that said mother indeed has long black hair like the traditional Yamato Nadeshiko.
  • Porn Stash: Keeps one under his bed it seems. His wife wasn't happy when she discovered it.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Itsuyo is shocked that tying Takuma to a chair didn’t make it easier for her to seduce him, because her father enjoyed being bound up and she assumed all men were like that.

    Gullinkambi 

Gullinkambi

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An Asgardian belonging to Odin's faction who came to ensure the regular performance of Val Love activities between the Saotome sisters and Takuma.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The guy who acts like he belongs to the circus? A marquis and vice-captain of Odin's Chivalric Order of the Autumn Leaves.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Every single one of the Valkyries hates him. They spend every minute in his presence hurting him and trying to get him to shut up. Even their dog hates him!
  • Iron Butt Monkey: In spite of repeated physical punishments by the Valkyries, he isn't inconvenienced in the slightest and is in fact in full control of the situation.
  • Large Ham: He dresses, talks, and acts like he is announcing a circus spectacle.
  • Troll: He lives to make the Valkyries angry. His Large Ham tendencies, the way he ignores how much everyone hates him and keeps acting friendly, everything is done to ensure maximum annoyance to all those around him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform into a bird.
  • Wine Is Classy: Up to Eleven and Played for Laughs. He keeps his glass of wine even in bird form, or worse, when he is being held upside down.

Antagonists

    Garm 

Tohru Inukai/Garm

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Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa

The secretary of the student council in Takuma's school, he is the human host of "The Fang", Garm.


  • Ax-Crazy: Wants nothing more than being able to humiliate, hurt, and ultimately devour Takuma and the Valkyries.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be the kind and polite secretary of the student council in front of other people, when in reality he looks down on all of humanity, hates every minute of his undercover mission, and spends most of his scenes early on planning the painful slaughter of the Saotome sisters.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: When he shows his true nature, his sclera becomes black.
  • Butt-Monkey: After being defeated by the Valkyries he is reduced to a complaining voice for his side, and spends most of his scenes afterwards getting abused by his teammates.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Had no idea that the Valkyries had given Takuma the Mystletainn or that Takuma had a inherent ability to use healing magic. The result is that Takuma survived being slashed into two pieces by Garm, who is left flabbergasted.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He only sees the Valkyries as food, and thus doesn't understand why Takuma doesn't do the same and "eats" the Valkyries served in front of him.
  • Hate Sink: Lacking any type of sympathetic traits, he exists mostly so the audience can feel good about the main cast beating an intelligent character instead of random monsters for a change.
  • Jerkass: He is violent, condescending bastard who thinks the human world is his playground and the Valkyries are his meal.
  • Meaningful Name: "Inu" means "dog" in Japanese. Garm is a monstrous dog in Norse mythology.
  • Scary Teeth: And unlike Takuma's, his really are a sign of danger.
  • Slasher Smile: All the time after he reveals his true colors.
  • Straw Misogynist: Frequently objectifies the Saotome sisters in his inner monologues, basically seeing them as walking meat to be eaten (metaphorically) by Takuma and if not, be devoured (literally) by himself. He also thinks Takuma is a sad excuse of man because he isn't in a sexually active relationship with the girls in spite of having the opportunity.
  • To Serve Man: In Norse mythology, Garm is a blood-stained wolf/dog. That alone shoud be enough for one to realize what exactly Inukai means when he says he wants to "eat" the Valkyries.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He is the first enemy the main characters had to face that wasn't a mindless monster and thus could actually come up with a plan to defeat them. His trap at the school festival was the first time multiple Valkyries were in danger and Takuma almost died.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Being a pure-blooded divinity, he can't use his full powers on Earth like the Valkyries do. Garm may be level 65, but Tohru Inukai is merely level 1.
    Futaba: The doggy we fought at the school festival would've been a lot more powerful if we were in Asgard.

    Ur 

Ur

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Voiced by: Misato Fukuen

A mysterious boy who is involved with the Evil Gods from Asgard. The people around town, unaware of his true identity, call him Taka-chan.


  • Archer Archetype: He fights with a bow and arrow, and in his group he is the one most focused in achieving their goal quickly.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: When he is around humans, he is an innocent little kid. When he is around Asgardians, he is anything but.
  • Hypno Trinket: The arrows he shoots allow him to mind control those hit by them.
  • I Warned You: He warned Skuld to not underestimate the Valkyries, and she promptly ignored it. But when she got herself in trouble he was too far away to talk with her, so a small circle with his face shows up in the corner of the frame to say the famous line, at least for the reader.
    "I told you already, you know"
  • Little Bit Beastly: He has dog ears in his true form.
  • Only Sane Man: Among the members of the Evil God faction currently on Earth, he is the only one that doesn't underestimate the Valkyries. He is very annoyed by how Garm takes his sweet time playing with them and how Skuld ignores his warnings that the Holy Swords are strong.

    Skuld 

Skuld

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Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki

A half-god half-human girl working for the Evil Gods. She is the The Third Norn, and her ability is called The Egg.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit shows pretty much everything below the chest and above the hips.
  • Berserk Button: By her own words, a noble never responds to cheap provocation… but no insult directed at Röskva will be forgiven!
  • Bullying a Dragon: When she first meets Ichika, she spends most of the conversation threatening her sisters and the entire human world, and refuses her offer to let this meeting end peacefully. 10 seconds later, she is having to seriously reconsider her strategy. Ur is not amused or surprised.
  • Catchphrase: "Write this down!"
  • Dark Action Girl: She is effectively the antithesis of the heroines. An Asgardian warrior that is strong, beautiful, and willing to kill as many humans as needed.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: The clothes she gets in her battle form evoke this trope.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She may be working for the Evil Gods, but her love for Röskva is just as genuine as Takuma's love for the Saotome sisters.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In spite of how prideful she is, when she is too exhausted to fight and Röskva is in danger, she starts running as fast as she can.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: She is a special Norn known as a "Demon Mother". While Norns usually can only summon one demon a day in Midgard, she can summon as many as her AP allows. She can currently summon up to 21, which come from summoning stones shaped like eggs (thus the name of the ability).
  • One-Winged Angel: When she fuses with Röskva and her remaining demons, she becomes an humanoid monster whose hair is made of eyes and mouths of demons. In this state she absorbs the soul of dozens of humans in an instant and an attack launched when she pronounces a single word destroys all the barriers in the city while also wounding three of the strongest Valkyries.
  • Smug Super: Double Subverted. She is introduced as an arrogant and powerful new foe the Valkyries will have to watch out for, but is humiliated by Ichika in her first on-screen battle. Then she starts taking her enemies seriously, and the Valkyries find themselves in their hardest battle yet.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit is very revealing, showing her midriff, her shoulders, and a bit of cleavage.
  • Superpower Lottery: She is a Seidr user, explaining why she has a special power other Norns don't have.
  • Sweet Tooth: Ur mentions that she likes sweets in her debut chapter. And indeed she quickly takes a liking to the sweets of Midgard/Earth.
  • Token Yuri Girls: With Röskva, their relationship paralleling the one Takuma has with the Valkyries.
  • Underestimating Badassery: In spite of Ur's repeated warnings, she refuses to even consider that the Valkyries can be as strong as she is. To nobody's surprise but her own, her first battle with the Valkyries doesn't end in a total defeat only because Ur helped her from afar.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While the circumstances behind her joining the Evil Gods faction aren't clear, she does believe their actions – which includes slaughtering humans to harness Aether – will save Asgard in the future.

    Röskva 

Röskva

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Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi

A maid who serves Skuld. She is a Snorri, and can help her master unleash her full powers the same way Takuma does with the Valkyries.


  • Dissonant Serenity: Her Nerves of Steel get more and more disturbing with each passing chapter. Her master is cornering the Valkyries, putting humans lives at risk, and may even have to sacrifice her to win. Röskva never even blinks at any of this.
  • Foil: Her position parallels Takuma's, and she pretty much shows how the relationship he has with the Valkyries could go to a bad direction. Takuma and the Saotome sisters mutually support each other and work together to get stronger. Röskva is completely subservient to Skuld and blindly follows everything she says, even when it's a bad idea. More distressingly, while Takuma wants to live with the Saotome sisters, Röskva is ready to die for Skuld.
  • Little Bit Beastly: When she enters her battle form she gets bunny ears and her feet become beast-like.
  • Nerves of Steel: She is always calm and composed no matter the situation. Ichika has taken her hostage? She doesn't even blink. Her master just summoned an army of demons in a populated city? Just another day of work. She is about to sacrifice herself to ensure the victory of her master? If you though her stoic face would falter just because of that, you don't know her.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: None of the demons the Valkyries faced before were pretty, but when Röskva becomes the fused demon Pillar of Flesh, her appearance defies classification. Her torso becomes covered by a black mass full of eyes, her arms become what can only be call an oversized sleeve made of her own flesh, and instead of legs she gets an amorphous mass made of noses, mouths, and a ridiculous amount of breasts.
  • The Pen Is Mightier: It seems her pen is a weapon, considering the way she held it when challenging Ichika. But because she was challenging Ichika, she never gets to use it.
  • Token Yuri Girls: She is Skuld's lover, and their relationship is genuinely a loving one.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her loyalty and love for Skuld come before anything else. If her death will help Skuld, she will let herself die without even blinking.

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