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Sumire Takahana

  • Action Girl: Especially in the manga, where she learns to become a competent gun user. Her Berserker form is more hands-on.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's extremely close to Lucia, to the point where the English translation is sold as a yuri manga, however she also has a male love interest.
  • Cool Down Hug: Implied to have been successfully given one at the end of the anime.
  • Enemy Within: Her Berserker form. She learns to control it within a few chapters of the manga, however not in the anime.
  • Hellish Pupils: Gains cross-shaped eyes in Berserker form.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She's initially against the whole "Virus hunting" deal.
  • Meaningful Name: Sumire Takahana keeps flowers around to lend cheer to Lucia's environment. For those non-Japanese speakers, hana means "flower." The name Sumire is also Japanese for "violet".
  • Mistaken for Gay: Presuming she isn't actually bisexual. Riku and Nene mistake her for dating Lucia.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Or really, junior high student. She starts out as one before getting poked by a brooch, though she could always see Viruses to an extent.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Her Berserker form initially behaved like one in the manga. In the anime, Sumire never took control of it and thus it always acts like this.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In her Berserker form, her normally green eyes turn as red as her hair.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: In contrast to the other protagonists, she usually wears her school uniform no matter what.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Sumire is the protagonist.

Lucia Nahashi

  • Action Girl: Lucia does most of the gun-related fighting.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was teased and ostracized when she was younger due to her unusual left eye.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: She apparently smokes for these reasons.
  • Cool Down Hug: Inverted. In volume 2 of the manga, Sumire finds Lucia crying on the floor. Lucia herself initiates the hug.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She hides her superpowered golden eye underneath it.
  • Girlish Pigtails: To go along with her gothic lolita style, plus they also emphasise her youth despite her mature demeanor. Lucia has worn pigtails since childhood, though occasionally she's depicted outside with her hair down.
  • The Gunslinger: She doesn't use normal bullets though.
  • Happily Adopted: She was taken in by Nahashi at a young age.
  • Magical Eye: Her eyepatch isn't just for show nor is she blind in it (though things do look dark to her in it, albeit not in a blind manner). Her left eye is a supernatural eye she inherited from her father.
  • Meaningful Name: Lucia's name means "light".
  • No Smoking: The fact that Lucia smokes was dropped in the anime due to Japan's rules against showing underage smoking on television.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Her preferred type of gun is the revolver,
  • Smoking Is Cool: It makes Lucia look even cooler than she already is. She eventually kicks the habit.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light blue hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's only fifteen (sixteen in the anime) but looks more like she's eighteen-nineteen. Her smoking habit doesn't help.

Souichirou Nahashi

  • Cool Old Guy: He's an older gentleman with a pleasant personality.








Yoshiki Kusanagi/Aion


Riku Mikumo

  • I Got Bigger: Riku grows quite a bit between his initial appearance and his final appearance.
  • Kissing Cousins: He has an unrequited crush on his cousin Sumire.
  • Precocious Crush: The actual age gap between Riku and Sumire isn't actually that big, however Riku is noticeably younger looking and is still a grade-schooler.

Nene Mikumo

  • Cool Big Sis: Acts this way towards Sumire.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Subverted. Sumire tries to act like her kohai when they begin going to the same junior high, however Nene makes her stop became they're cousins.
  • Shipper on Deck: She tries to get her brother to confess to Sumire.


  • Those Two Guys: She's one of Sumire's school friends along with Kyoko.


  • Those Two Guys: She's one of Sumire's school friends along with Mika.


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