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The Love Angels

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  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Twice for each angel with separate incantations.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The girls always call their attacks.
  • Care-Bear Stare: Used to defeat villains by filling them with love, and turning them good.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Their signature colors are pink for Momoko, blue for Lily, yellow for Daisy and purple for Salvia.
  • Clark Kenting: Despite the fact that the girls look barely any different from their angel forms, the story treats them as if they should be unrecognizable, something even Yazawa herself found a little silly when presented with the scenario. After the Pluie arc in the manga, their angel outfits change to match those from the anime, which results in slight hairstyle differences between their civilian and angel forms, but not by much. In the anime, this is an explicit power; the friendship of the three angels conceals their identities. When their friendship sours, it stops working and this leads to an ambush on Hinagiku.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: The angels' first transformation outfits are wedding dresses.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Momoko as the Sanguine, Yuri as the Phlegmatic, Hinagiku as the Choleric, Scarlett as the Melancholic.
  • Frills of Justice: Their second transformation outfits, which are different in the manga and anime. Momoko's manga outfit has more ruffles and they're all different designs and colors instead of their later, streamlined ones.
  • Frilly Upgrade: In the OVA, their shoulder guards are now feathers that can grow into wings.
  • House Wife: In the anime, the girls sans Scarlett have frequent fantasies about being this for Yanagiba.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: The girls can fight in the wedding dresses as well as their mini dresses.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": How the girls sans Scarlett act around Yanagiba.
  • Magical Girl: In this series they are called "Love Angels" but they have the frilly superpower costumes and such.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: A magic phrase turns their wedding dresses into short, armored dresses. Uniquely the new versions are still supposed to be wedding dresses.
  • Power Gives You Wings: The girls' new costumes in the OVA have shoulder feathers that grow into full wings.
  • Power Makeover: After the Pluie arc in the manga, the girls' Fighter Angel outfits change to reflect what Limone refers to them as "Super Love Angels". The actual reason for this, however, is that the anime had finally been approved and the manga's designs were changed to match it. As a result, it's an odd take on the Frilly Upgrade, as the designs are more detailed but with less emphasis on frilly fabric and more of a "warrior" theme. It's also later shown to be the outfits they wore before reincarnating.
  • Reincarnation: A late-series reveal that Angels Lily and Daisy were originally warriors under Momoko's mother. In the manga, Salvia is as well, which is particularly painful for her because she recovered her Past-Life Memories - particularly of watching her comrades die in front of her - as a child.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: The trope is averted. The relationship between the girls is handled in quite a platonic manner, and there are few - if any - moments that can really be construed as being or even remotely looking romantic, especially compared to other Magical Girl anime. This is because of how clearly it's spelled out that they're interested in and currently pursuing guys.
  • Sentai: The love angels are a task force commanded by The Leader of the angel world to defend mortals from demons. They have uniforms and poses and everything.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Exploited as the girls are happy to ship each other with someone other than Yanagiba so they themselves will have less competition. After one of them wins, it's played straight as they remain supportive of each other.
    • Beyond their obvious attempts to pair them off to remove Momoko as competition, Yuri and Hinagiku (particularly in the manga) can see Momoko and Yosuke's budding relationship from a mile away and attempt to encourage it throughout the series.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Salvia joins late in the manga and anime, an the Toku pastiche episode, Potamos becomes the fifth angel.
  • Theme Naming: All of the girls have names which relate to their Angel name.
    • Momoko means "peach child"
    • Yuri means "lily".
    • Hinagiku means "daisy".
    • Scarlett Ohara references both Gone with the Wind and her first name references Scarlet sage, another name for two types of Salvia.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Hinagiku and Yuri; the former is a boyish athlete and the latter is closer to a Proper Lady in demeanor.
  • Transformation Sequence: Twice for each angel, once for their wedding dress forms and once for their fighter forms.
  • Transformation Trinket: Peach's is a compact mirror, Lily's a tube of lipstick, Daisy's a watch. In the anime, Salvia's is a jewelry box.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: For an animated show, the girls' have a surprising variety in their everyday outfits.
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    Momoko Hanasaki (Wedding Peach) 
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Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (Japanese), Larissa Wolcott (English)

A bright and sociable aspiring photographer, Big Eater, self-proclaimed "maiden in love", and general all-around klutz, who soon finds herself the target of multiple demons interested a ring left behind by her Missing Mom. Luckily, she shortly after awakens using the Saint Miroir as the Love Angel Wedding Peach and, alongside her friends Yuri and Hinagiku, sets off to beat the demons to the legendary Saint Something Four and stop them from spreading hate around the world.

A large part of the story is about her complicated relationship with fellow schoolmate Yousuke Fuuma, as the two start slowly developing feelings for each other but are mired in a mutual stubborn refusal to admit it due to Momoko's nominal crush on Yanagiba and the two repeatedly getting on each other's nerves. As the story progresses, the two start to more genuinely approach the topic, while things related to Yousuke's background start to start posing a threat on their own...

  • All-Loving Heroine: Momoko believes that the Love Waves can reach everyone and that even devils can be redeemed.
  • Anti-Magic: Wedding Peach has the power to negate devil powers: possession, illusion, mind control etc will be dispelled with her "Lovely Operation Tempete".
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Momoko and Yousuke spend the entire first half of the story doing this, and it's quickly made abundantly clear that they're both into each other but won't act on it. They start a more serious relationship in the second half.
    • In the anime they have too much pride to admit that they're into someone who gets on their nerves. Their relationships starts when Yanagiba hooks up with Yuri, meaning Momoko no longer has the excuse that she's crushing on someone else.
    • In the manga they're simply not ready to admit it to each other yet. Their relationships starts when Yousuke half-accidentally confesses that he likes her.
  • Dispel Magic: Peach has the ability to negate devil powers with "Lovely Operation Tempete".
  • Everyone Can See It: From Hinagiku and Yuri, to Yanagiba, to a random alley cat passing by, everyone ships Momoko and Yousuke.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Downplayed in that, while Momoko is technically a princess - her mother is the Queen's younger sister, meaning that she was a princess, and by extension, Momoko is one too - it is never brought up.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: No matter how much she suffers, she won't give up on love.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She's the most optimistic and open-hearted girl of the group and has blue eyes.
  • In the Name of the Moon:
    • The anime has "...for that, I cannot forgive you! I am the Love Angel! I am Wedding Peach, and I am extremely angry with you!", along with similar calls forthe other girls.
    • The manga has "The Love Angel Wedding Peach is extremely displeased!"
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Momoko ends up attempting this with Yousuke as she increasingly tries to keep him uninvolved.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Whatever it is Wedding Peach cannot forgive.
  • Memento Macguffin: Peach's ring came from her mother and she discovers it's part of the Saint Something Four. Later she finds her mother isn't dead.
  • Missing Mom: Momoko's late mother, Sakura. She's actually Aphrodite's sister, and isn't dead. She left the family to return to her duties as an angel and ends up in dormancy after overusing her powers. In the anime, she wakes up halfway through the series only to be sent back after saving Momoko from Viento. In both versions, she eventually returns to the family, and in the OVA starts off as the only person around to remember the girls' true identities.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Momoko is one of the most upbeat characters.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Momoko is half-angel; Yosuke is half-devil. This naturally causes relationship problems.
  • Tsundere: Momoko's consistent reaction regarding her position with Yousuke is denial that she's into a jerk like him and that her feelings are for Yanagiba instead despite the fact everyone can see right through it. It takes her until the second season to realize what's actually going on. Downplayed in the manga, where near the end of the Pluie arc she comes to terms with her real feelings regarding him and drops the Yanagiba issue thereafter, crossing more into Will They or Won't They? territory. She and Yousuke clearly have a mutual interest, but neither act on it to officially start dating.
  • Worf Barrage: Sacred Crystal Love For You works a grand total of once when it drains Igneous's powers. Any time it's used after that, Potamos either evades it or shields herself from it with water.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Momoko and her mother have pink hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Momoko wears them for what she hopes is a date with Yanagiba. When Yousuke shows up instead, this part is what tips him off when Momoko makes an excuse. "Taking photos in that outfit?"

    Yuri Tanima (Angel Lily) 
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Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese), Carla Witt (English)

One of Momoko's trio of friends, a fairly high-class Proper Lady, a well-rounded academic, and the most outwardly feminine of the three. This by no means makes her naive, however, and in fact she's capable of being the most manipulative and terrifying when angry - but, in most cases, she's a loyal friend and dedicated to her loved ones. In battle, she joins Peach as Angel Lily, and on top of fighting prowess with the Saint Lip Liner is the most empathic of the three.

She is eventually revealed to be the reincarnation of the Angel Lily of the past, who fought in the first war against the demons and had her soul sent down to Earth after her death. A good part of the latter part of the series builds up a relationship between herself and Mysterious Protector Limone, as it pertains to Yuri's past life; to what degree differs between the manga and the anime.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Lily has blonde hair in the manga, which became brown in the anime.
  • Brainy Brunette: Smart and brown-haired.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Yuri is a quarter French. In the manga, the latter's grandmother and her marriage to a Japanese man serves as the background as to how the "something blue" of the Saints Something Four came to be.
  • Forgotten Superweapon: Lily's Sacred Stardust Scepter is only seen once in the manga.
  • Hair Antennae: Yuri has two strands of hair that stick up.
  • Keigo: Yuri uses this way of speaking, indicating her grace and politeness.
  • Proper Lady: Yuri is very polite, she speaks in Keigo, is a quarter French, and is the most focused of the trio.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Between Lily and Limone. In the anime, it was a one-off encounter hinted to possibly be Love at First Sight and they don't discover their feelings for each other for real until Lily reincarnates. In the manga, they were already in a relationship, and it's made more painful for Limone because he didn't die and so he had to wait a few hundred years for his love to be reborn.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: Yuri has a bit of a minor crisis for a while between Limone and Yanagiba. In the anime, it's because the former is her lover in a past life while the latter is a boy at school she has a crush on; in the manga, it's because she thinks they're both cute and charming.
  • The Strategist: Moreso in the manga than the anime. She's not necessarily a strategist in battle, but she's the most analytical of the girls and is the first after Scarlett to suspect that Yousuke is half-devil.
  • True Blue Femininity: Both her wedding dress and her fighting armor are blue, and she's the most graceful and traditionally feminine one of the girls.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In addition to being the girly girl to Hinagiku's tomboy she's described as "mature, responsible and polite". Her Imagine Spots of Yanagiba involve cooking and elegant ballroom dancing.

    Hinagiku Tamano (Angel Daisy) 
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Voiced by: Yuko Miyamura (Japanese), Heather Kafka (English)

A rough-talking tomboy who specializes in martial arts and the least feminine of the three (although she has no distaste for it and still indulges in things like fashion every so often). The one quickest to get irritated, she can have an occasionally violent streak (which Jama-P is the most usual victim of). In battle she joins her friends as Angel Daisy and wields the Saint Pendule, which has minor time manipulation powers.

She is eventually revealed to be the reincarnation of the Angel Daisy of the past, who fought in the first war against the demons and had her soul sent down to Earth after her death. In the latter half of the series, she begins to develop a bond with Takuro Amano, a comparatively meek and timid childhood friend whom she'd taken care of, and who has to come to terms with his own weakness compared to her.

  • Blow You Away: Her Daisy Blizzard counts as this.
  • Dramatic Irony: In the manga, previous-life Daisy agonizes that she wants a boyfriend, and Salvia scolds her by saying that she'll never get one even in a hundred years because of her personality. After she's reincarnated 100 years later as Hinagiku, she'll be in a relationship with Takuro, who's into her regardless of (or perhaps because of) her masculinity.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Hinagiku does this to Takuro in the manga, although she eventually decides to confess her feelings anyway while keeping him uninvolved.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Despite her mother's complaints that she won't be able to get a boyfriend if she doesn't become more feminine, Hinagiku and Takuro end up perfectly fine with each other as they are.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: A few characters comment that the very tomboyish Hinagiku might have trouble getting a boyfriend because of her personality. In the manga, she herself doesn't show any particular signs of believing this, although she does briefly agonize about the fact she doesn't have a boyfriend prior to her reincarnation). An anime episode does have her mildly concerned about it. The guy who ultimately does become her boyfriend doesn't seem to mind.
  • Ore Onna: Hinagiku uses the masculine pronoun, ore, to refer to herself.
  • Playing Hard to Get: In the anime, Hinagiku forcibly denies affection for Takuro and walks off. In the next scene she says, "You should have come after me! Takuro, you are so slow at picking up on things!"
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Takuro and Hinagiku. The former is a straight A student but physically inept and the later is the star of the Judo Club. It's especially visible when she literally dragged him on a triple date to help Yuri.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: What she ultimately what she likes about Takuro is the kind heart he's had since he was a child.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Hinagiku uses the extremely masculine pronoun ''ore'', a particularly rare occurrence for an anime/manga of its time. She also uses a masculine form of speech, tends to prefer physical violence, and indulges in typically masculine hobbies like martial arts. However, she also shows no qualms about being in feminine attire like a skirt or wedding dress and fangirls over the idea of getting a cute boyfriend like Yanagiba as much as the other girls do. At one point in the manga, her mother presents her with a heart-shaped pendant that ends up being one of the Saint Something Four in an attempt to get her to be more feminine, and although she reacts with flippancy, she does accept it with gratitude.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Hinagiku and Takuro despite her claim to the contrary.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair.

    Scarlett O'Hara (Angel Salvia) 
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Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese), Lynn Mikeska (English)

A Love Angel who joins late in the series, wielding the Something New and harboring a particular distaste for demons, even with reformed ones like Jama-P. Her background differs between the manga and the anime; in the former, she's a half-Japanese half-American who has her resentment thanks to traumatically awakening her past life's memories of seeing everyone killed in the war as a child; in the latter, she's a pure angel who never quite got over a friend's death that resulted from convincing her to go soft on a demon.

Scarlett's love life is not given any particular attention in the main series for either the manga or the anime, but the manga features a bonus chapter in which she successfully reconnects with her childhood friend Dean Butler, while the anime OVA gives her a brief unsuccessful fling with a fallen angel.

  • Aloof Ally: Salvia eventually agrees to ally with the other three love angels but she still doesn't agree to be friends with them.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Gets slapped by Peach for attempting to exact her revenge towards the devils.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Scarlett is half Japanese.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Outside of murdering devils she doesn't show a lot of emotion, and will drop snarky comments every once in a while.
  • Fiery Redhead: When fighting devils she becomes very hot-headed and merciless.
  • Forgotten Superweapon: Salvia's Passionate Cake Cut is only seen once in the manga.
  • Four Is Death: Played with, Salvia is the fourth angel, survives and is a good guy but the death of her best friend is crucial to her backstory.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Salvia's dress and armor are both purple and she herself is more mature, or at least more focused, than her fellow angels.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Salvia fights with a sword.
  • It's Personal: Salvia wants to exact revenge on the devils for killing someone important to her.
  • Kick the Dog: Salvia kills Potamos's familiar Pumpie even though he was pretty harmless.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Scarlett has to do this to her love interest in the OVA after he becomes monster-ified and asks her to Mercy Kill him.
  • Knight Templar: She thinks reforming devils is stupid and kills even the harmless ones.
    Salvia: "My personal crusade is to eradicate all devils in existence."
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Salvia uses her Saint Pure Sword as a sword instead of a beam weapon.
  • Race for Your Love: In the manga, Scarlett pursues an embittered and rejected Dean upon finding out he's returning to America and yes, she does indeed love him. She's stopped behind security. Eventually the power of the Saint Something Four teleports her in so she can confess and say her last goodbyes. It's a variation in that Dean does leave for America, but as a result of the confession they start a relationship and eventually marry.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Salvia often sports this posture because she's the only anti-hero among the four.
  • Red Is Heroic: Salvia's hair is scarlet and she's the fourth love angel.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Salvia is out to kill all devils, with no exceptions because of the loss of someone important to her. In the anime it's a character seen only in backstory named Freezia, while in the manga it's Momoko's mother, along with Lily and Daisy.
  • Sixth Ranger: The fourth angel to the established Power Trio of the first season.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Scarlet or Scarlett. The former is used officially but the latter preserves the Gone with the Wind reference.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Dean Butler in the manga, who fell in love with Scarlett ever since they were children.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Salvia gets this from the other girls, especially Peach, over her merciless attitude to the devils.

    Jama-P 
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Voiced by: Miwa Matsumoto (Japanese), Bill Wise (English)

A small, plushlike demon whom Peach reforms with the love wave early in the series and rescues after Pluie tries to duly dispose of him. Jama-P thereafter becomes the girls' Mentor Mascot, giving them important information on the demons due to his own firsthand experience.

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The Angel World

    Limone 
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Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Brian Jepson (English)

Subordinate to the goddess Aphrodite and the Love Angels' Mysterious Protector, who helps the girls in their quest to find the Saint Something Four and to adjust to their powers as angels. He's eventually revealed to have been involved with the original Angel Lily prior to her reincarnation (to what extent differs between the manga and anime).

  • '80s Hair: Limone could front for just about any Hair Metal band.
  • Bishōnen: He's a handesome man with long hair.
  • I Am Your Opponent: Between Limone and Pluie. Limone always steps in to fight Pluie when the latter tries to intervene directly.
  • I Will Wait for You: In the manga, Limone had to endure seeing his lover die and wait hundreds of years for her to reincarnate, living her life for a while without memories of their past lives until a critical moment in the plot. At one point when she'd left him to recover in bed, his comment is that she'd "left [him] behind" again.
  • Mysterious Protector: Limone shows up to help the love angels fight Pluie and for many episodes they know nothing about him because he disappears afterwards. He's mainly just a high-ranker under Aphrodite. He is, however, masquerading as Yanagiba to keep an eye on them and scout for the Something Four when off-duty, unconsciously (in the anime) or consciously (in the manga).
  • Reincarnation Romance: Between Limone and Lily. In the anime, it was a one-off encounter hinted to possibly be Love at First Sight and they don't discover their feelings for each other for real until Lily reincarnates. In the manga, they were already in a relationship, and it's made more painful for Limone because he didn't die and so he had to wait a few hundred years for his love to be reborn.
  • Significant Double Casting: Perceptive viewers may notice even before it's formally revealed in the anime that Yanagiba and Limone have the same voice actor.

    Aphrodite 
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Voiced by: Mako Hyoudou (Japanese), Catherine Berry (English)

The Big Good of the series, the Goddess of Love and the ruler of the Angel World. Due to her maintenance of the barrier protecting it, she's unable to leave it, and thus must rely on Limone and the Love Angels to fight for it, but she occasionally communicates with the girls to assist them and give them important knowledge they need.

  • Barrier Maiden: In the manga she maintains the current shield around the human world, protecting it from demons.
  • Big Good: Queen of the Angels, Goddess of Love, and the ultimate superior for the heroes. She acts as the Barrier Maiden for the angel world, maintaining the barrier that protects it from the devils with her love wave. She's the one who awakened the love angels and aids them when able to.
  • God Is Good: Aphrodite is the local equivalent, being the ruler of the angel realm and boss of the angels. She provides what support she can to the love angels and one time she rescued Limone from the Vortex of Destruction. When Momoko's mother Sakura returns Aphrodite offers to shoulder her burden for a day so she can spend it with her family.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: She's too busy maintaining the barrier between worlds to fight directly.

    Celestia / Sakura Hanasaki 
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Voiced by: Chiharu Suzuka (Japanese), Marla Kanoff (English)

Momoko's disappeared mother and Aphrodite's sister, who was forced to leave the family after remembering her past in the Angel World and being forced to continue protecting it. The ring she left behind to her family is an important driving force in the plot.

The nature of her disappearance differs between the manga and the anime. In the manga, she was reincarnated with her subordinates Lily, Daisy, and Salvia and is separated from her family via the barrier she erected to protect the Angel World. In the anime, the reveal that Momoko's mother Sakura is actually an angel is not until very late in the series, and the mystery behind what happened to her and why she's missing is a major theme for most of the series.

  • Action Mom: While she took a break from demon busting to raise her kid, she proves a 15 year retirement did not make her rusty.
  • Barrier Maiden: In the anime, she went into a comatose state to create a barrier to shield the Angel World against demonic attacks.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: In her backstory, she left her family to prevent them from getting involved in the angel-devil war.
  • Mama Bear: In the anime, when Viento attacks Wedding Peach, Action Mom Celeste one shots him.
  • Missing Mom: She went missing 10 years prior to the story; for most of her early life Momoko believed her to be deceased, but in truth she had returned to her duties as an angel.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Momoko inherited her pink hair from her.

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The Human World

    Yousuke Fuuma 
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Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Gray Haddock (English)

A substitute (later regular) goalkeeper for the soccer club; his loyalty to his senior Yanagiba as his senior makes him enthusiastic to keep any and all girls away from him, putting him at odds with the girls...or at least until he and Momoko start blatantly falling for each other. Unfortunately for them, they get on each other's nerves so much they absolutely refuse to admit it...but various circumstances, including the demons slowly taking an interest in him for mysterious reasons, force the two to slowly reevaluate their relationship and the nature of their feelings for each other over the course of the story.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Momoko and Yousuke spend the entire first half of the story doing this, and it's quickly made abundantly clear that they're both into each other but won't act on it. They start a more serious relationship in the second half.
    • In the anime they have too much pride to admit that they're into someone who gets on their nerves. Their relationships starts when Yanagiba hooks up with Yuri, meaning Momoko no longer has the excuse that she's crushing on someone else.
    • In the manga they're simply not ready to admit it to each other yet. Their relationships starts when Yousuke half-accidentally confesses that he likes her.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: He attempts this after his nature as a devil becomes known to him. Done differently in the anime than the manga; in the former, he tries to break up with Momoko knowing that he's a liability to her, but she manages to snap him out of it by retorting that if their positions were swapped, he wouldn't accept her breaking up with him. In the latter, he pretends to turn on her, attempts to make a deal with Potamos to leave her alone, and tries to get an audience with Raine Devila so he can make an assassination attempt, but she sees right through it and intervenes when things don't go as he planned.
  • Cargo Ship: Invoked; when early in the anime a girl tries to confess to Yousuke (which sparks Momoko's jealousy for reasons she doesn't understand), Yousuke's response is that "[his] girlfriend is soccer". He does, however, eventually enter a committed relationship with Momoko after all.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Disappeared Dad: Yosuke's father is missing; in the manga, he'd abandoned the family, whereas in the anime he'd left on a sailing journey and never returned. Either way, it was because he was to return to his duties as a devil, although his ultimate fate and motivations depend on the version.
  • Everyone Can See It: From Hinagiku and Yuri, to Yanagiba, to a random alley cat passing by, everyone ships Momoko and Yousuke.
  • Jerk Jock: He's depicted this way in his first few appearances, especially next to Lovable Jock Yanagiba, but it quickly becomes apparent that he's a nice guy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as brash and mean, but he's really a nice guy deep down.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: His first demon transformation occurs as a result of trying to protect Momoko from his father.
  • Memento Macguffin: Yousuke has in his possession something left behind by his father. In the anime, it's a bell left behind as a "good luck charm" that ends up having a recorded message telling him that he needs to take down Raine Devila, while in the manga it's a bracelet that ends up being the key to unlock his devil nature.
  • Secret Keeper: Eventually, after multiple attempts to keep him in the dark via memory wipe.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The usual o/ou Japanese romanization issue.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Momoko is half-angel; Yousuke is half-devil. It does not end well.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Viento in the anime is a brainwashed devil version of himself, until he becomes aware of his transformation and learns to control it.
  • Tsundere: It goes with his Jerk Jock facade.

    Kazuya Yanagiba 
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Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Gray Haddock (English)

The captain of the soccer team and an object of affection for just about every girl in school, up to and including the main trio of girls who often end up bickering over him. He himself seems to be fairly detached from the whole affair, although every so often he gets dragged into a few demon incidents here and there, and occasionally exhibits behavior that makes him come off as more than he seems...

  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Almost every girl in school has a crush on him, to the point he gets enough love letters to burst his locker.
  • Identity Amnesia: In the anime, Yanagiba results from Limone purposely suppressing his memories and presence to hide from the devils, although he gives it up after his identity is revealed. Later occurs against his will when Aphrodite saves his life at the cost of his memories of his identity or of Yuri before they're returned to him later. This is definitely not in the manga, where throughout the entire series he's very aware of his duties, and very aware that his reincarnated lover has no idea who he is.
  • Lovable Jock: He leads the school's soccer team and his polite in every scene he's in.
  • Satellite Love Interest: You only really learn anything interesting about him after he starts his relationship with Yuri, and most of his significant actions or displays of individual personality thereafter have to do with said relationship.

    Takuro Amano 
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Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Josh Meyer (English)

A straight-A student and extremely intelligent boy whose weak physical constitution and resulting inferiority complex causes him to make a Deal with the Devil with Igneous in order to gain physical strength and popularity. This starts to have adverse effects on his personality, greatly troubling Hinagiku, who was his childhood friend and knew him as a kind person.

In the anime, he has a crush on Momoko, which proves to be problematic as his deal with Igneous doesn't exactly take well to him falling in love with a Love Angel.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Even Yazawa attests to having been shocked by how handsome he was suddenly made in the anime, as although he wasn't necessarily supposed to be ugly, her image of him as a dorky nerd didn't exactly inspire the image of a Bishōnen.
  • Apologetic Attacker: In the manga, after he gets to know Momoko he's genuinely sorry for attacking her, but at this point he's already made a Deal with the Devil and can't go back on it.
  • Deal with the Devil: Makes one with Ignis for strength and popularity.
  • Declaration of Protection: Takuro wants to protect Hinagiku, but he's a wimpy Muggle while she's an athletic Magical Girl. He eventually proves himself to her in other ways, but ultimately the only thing that matters to her is his kind heart.
  • Geek Physique: Part of why he makes a deal with Ignis is because he's a wimp and wants to impress girls.
  • Ho Yay: With Ignis in the anime, to the point where Takuro cries when Ignis is dying. Parodied in a joke strip In-Universe in the manga where Ignis makes Takuro his fiance with the bracelet used to symbolize their pact.
  • Love Triangle: In the anime, Takuro has a crush on Momoko. Not so much in the manga, where a few compromising situations with her and a few misunderstandings end up sparking jealousy on the behalf of Yousuke, but the only reason Takuro approaches her in the first place is to lure her into a trap.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Despite her mother's complaints that she won't be able to get a boyfriend if she doesn't become more feminine, Hinagiku and Takuro end up perfectly fine with each other as they are.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Takuro and Hinagiku. The former is a straight A student but physically inept and the later is the star of the Judo Club. It's especially visible when she literally dragged him on a triple date to help Yuri.
  • Secret Keeper: Initially it's just him. His run-ins with the devils mean that he ultimately knows the girls' secrets but remains a supportive force nevertheless.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In the manga, although most of it was due to his general inferiority complex, the final nail that causes Takuro to accept his Deal with the Devil is seeing Hinagiku openly reject him for someone more "sporty" like Yanagiba, and the resulting effects on his personality cause him to become more arrogant - but it's made clear that ultimately what she likes about him is the kind heart he's had since he was a child.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: He has a crush on Momoko in the anime, and ends up with Hinagiku in both versions; he makes a Deal with the Devil that causes him to actively work against the Love Angels.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Takuro and Hinagiku despite her claim to the contrary.
  • Yandere: In the anime, his possession along with his crush on Momoko briefly make him into one.

    Souchirou Hanasaki 
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Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (Japanese), Peter Malof (English)

Momoko's father, a professional photographer.

The Devil World

    Raine Devila 
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Voiced by: Mika Doi (Japanese), Lainie Frasier (English)

The queen of the demons, who holds a grudge against the Angel World and holds the mission of removing all love from the world. Like Aphrodite, she's largely bound to the Demon World.

  • Aborted Arc: The manga never got around to giving her backstory, for which the author apologized for.
  • Absolute Cleavage: In her uncorrupted form in the backstory and at the end of the anime.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime goes into her backstory, showing that she was an ordinary demon who fell in love with an angel and admired him from afar. When he fell in love with someone else, her grief grew into a twisted plant that attacked and imprisoned her. Assuming the tree was a curse from the angels and that they were mocking her for falling for one of them, she assembled demonkind and began the war.
  • Allergic to Love:
    "As long as love exists in this world, those of us with hateful hearts will never know peace."
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: She towers over the entire rest of the cast, and she's so tall we only see her from the torso up. In the anime, this is due to being imprisoned by a massive tree under her cloak; most of her size is the tree.
  • Big Bad: She's the Queen of the devils and the main antagonist. She started the Angel-Devil war pre-series and is responsible for the main narrative's conflict.
  • The Corruption: Her own hatred spawned that tree which took over her body and corrupted her soul.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: On a cosmic scale. In the anime, she took over the Demon Realm and waged nonstop war against the Angels because the man she loved, an angel, married someone else. However, this is not the whole story. she mistakenly attributes the magical tree tying her down to them, not realizing that it's being caused by her own hatred.
  • Karma Houdini: In the anime, she is allowed to leave once she's purified, while in the manga she sleeps peacefully until she's awakened as an angel.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the manga, after her defeat she sleeps in waves of love. Eventually she'll be reborn as an angel and fight to protect the world.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She's very pale, has long dark hair and is quite beautiful, particularly before her Face–Heel Turn in the backstory.
  • Self-Inflicted Hell: In the anime, a tree is digging into her body, causing her endless pain. She believes it is a curse the Angels put upon her. In truth, it grew from her misery and hatred, and dies when Peach makes her realize she is the only one making herself suffer.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There's never consensus on how to spell her name, as "Reine" (as in the French word for "queen") is used on Yazawa's site, but "Rain Devila" is the romanization used in the official subtitles and in the manga.
  • Woman Scorned: She becomes the villain due to this trope in the anime.

    Pluie 
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Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (Japanese), Ben Wolfe (English)

The first major enemy the Angels fight against, and a wind demon. Notably, in the anime, despite being a Disc-One Final Boss he ends up accomplishing the most out of all of the demons under Reine Devila.

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, Pluie was a loyal demon to the end and died when he tried to take Momoko with him by tackling her into a demon vortex. In the anime, he was nice enough to throw Momoko her ring back as he fell in, and didn't actively try to make her fall in.
  • Bishōnen: He's a handesome man with long hair.
  • Blow You Away: He can attack this way.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made Nocturne one, telling her she'd never be betrayed by anyone again in exchange for becoming his minion.
  • '80s Hair: Pluie could front for just about any Hair Metal band.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In the anime, he has enough honour to toss Momoko's ring back to her as he accepts his death.
  • Minion Shipping: With Aquelda. Like you didn't see it.
  • Taking You with Me: In the manga, Pluie tackles Wedding Peach and himself into the path of a demon vortex.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
  • You Have Failed Me: He tries to kill Jama-P after it fails him one too many times, but Peach saves its life and it becomes loyal to her instead.

    Aquelda 
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Voiced by: Rika Fukami (Japanese), Alexis Chamow (English)

A water demon subordinate to Pluie, and an anime-original character.

    Nocturne of the Night 
Voiced by: Shinobu Adachi (Japanese)

A demon under Pluie who ripped out her own heart in the past thanks to a past betrayal and specializes in turning friends against each other.

    Sandore 
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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese)

A fire demon and the last of Pluie's subordinates, whose failure to coordinate his own subordinates in turn ends up a major stumbling block in his attempts to defeat the Love Angels.

    Igneous/Ignis 
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Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Nicholas Keene (English)

The second of Reine Devila's major generals to be sent after the Love Angels; feeling pragmatic, he makes a Deal with the Devil with Takuro so that he'll assist him in infiltrating the human world and spying on the angels.

  • Brought Down to Normal: After being hit with Sacred Crystal Love For You, he loses all his powers, which leads Potamos to kill him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offers Takuro one to make him stronger and well-liked in exchange for Wedding Peach's life.
  • Elemental Hair: Red hair for a fire devil.
  • Ho Yay: With Takuro, especially in the anime. Nao Yazawa noticed this and in an omake jokes that Ignis's bracelet is similar to weddign rings binding the two together.
  • Minion Shipping: Potamos fangirls over Igneous before she kills him.
  • Playing with Fire: He's introduced as a fire devil and has the corresponding powers.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the manga, both Igneous and Potamos reform just before their deaths. In the anime, he begins to reform, but has a Heel Realization and speeds up his death before being completely redeemed.
  • Reincarnation Romance: In the anime, Potamos and Igneous fit. The former is reborn as a human and glomps a boy that looks a lot like Igneous and is willing to have tea with the cute girl he just met.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Both Ignis and Igneous are possible romanized spellings of his name.

    Potamos / Hiromi Kawanami 
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Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese), Jenny Larson (English)

The fourth (and, in the manga, final) demon general to carry out Raine Devila's will. Posing as a student in school named Hiromi Kawanami, she quickly develops a crush on Yousuke, which puts her at odds with Momoko - and it's not helped by the fact she's significantly more pragmatic than all the others.

  • Aborted Arc: In the manga Hiromi Kawanami was slated as having a larger role, but the author ran out of pages so it had to be cut short.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Potamos has blonde hair in the manga, which became purple in the anime.
  • Breakout Character: She was hardly a minor character in the manga, but the anime gives her significantly more prominence in regards to the end part of the series, as she manages to survive - something no other demon had managed to do - and even gets to have a moment as a Love Angel in the OVA.
  • Clark Kenting: Potamos does this by disguising herself as New Transfer Student Hiromi Kawanami, despite the fact she even has the same Catchphrase.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Potamus makes a nice contrast to the Heroine Momoko. She's a devil Yandere and her rival in love. In one scene she transforms between human and devil forms by shouting her true name, similar to Momoko. Then she has a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Karma Houdini: She returns in the second OVA episode and was practually the cause of the demon in that one as she was trying to steal the golden idol that was getting it sealed and coaxed the Love Angels to defeat it. Once they did, she took the idol and, with her boyfriend apparently, went to go cash it in so she could go on a vacation. Needless to say the Love Angels felt like they were the losers there.
  • Lethal Chef: In the anime, Potamos cannot cook.
  • Love Redeems: In the manga, she takes a death blow for Viento, admitting she doesn't know why she did that as she fades into dust.
  • Love Triangle: Potamos ends up falling in love with Yousuke. In the anime this is mostly played for comedy as she had just gotten over her heartbreak from Igneous and Yousuke takes absolutely no notice; she eventually falls for a Replacement Love Interest who looks suspiciously like Igneous. In the manga, however, it's much more dramatic as she's also interested in Yousuke as Viento, and goes to lengths to keep him with her; ultimately she dies in a Heroic Sacrifice to save him, causing Peach to realize that her feelings for him truly were genuine.
  • Mad Love: Potamos's infatuation with Igneous, and later Viento.
  • Making a Splash: Potamos's powers are water-based. She can also control ice.
  • Mega Twintails: When she's disguised as Hiromi in the anime she wears these. In the manga, her appearance is unchanged.
  • Mercy Kill: Potamos considers killing a power-drained Igneous to be this.
  • Minion Shipping: Potamos fangirls over Igneous before she kills him.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: In the manga, Potamos befriends the Love Angels in their civilian identities, steals Momoko's transforming compact, and immediately tries to kill them. This is especially notable as this was after they'd found all of the Sacred Four Somethings, but as Potamos points out, they'd be no threat if they couldn't transform. She's pragmatic as a whole, often catching the Love Angels off-guard and attempting to drown or freeze them so they can't fight back.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the manga, both Igneous and Potamos reform just before their deaths.
  • Reincarnation Romance: In the anime, Potamos and Igneous fit. The former is reborn as a human and glomps a boy that looks a lot like Igneous and is willing to have tea with the cute girl he just met.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She takes a mortal hit for Viento in the manga, but is allowed to live, get her own potential boyfriend, and even have a brief stint as a Love Angel in an OVA.
  • The Vamp: In the anime her alter ego Hiromi is introduced as being able to play guys like a fiddle.
  • Verbal Tic: Potamos has "Ya know" for the English version, and the original Japanese was "mitai-na" which translates to "something like that".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair in the anime.
  • Yandere: For Viento.

Spoiler characters

    Uragano 
Voiced by: Creator/Masashi Sugawara (Japanese), Robert Kraft (English)

A powerful wind demon who had once worked under Raine Devila in the past and fought against Celeste in the great war. In parallel to Celeste, he had fallen to earth as a human man and married a woman there, eventually becoming Yousuke's father until his memories returned and he returned to the Demon World.

His role differs between the manga and the anime; in the former, he decides to reclaim his life as a demon and completely abandons his family, while in the anime he's a Posthumous Character as his newfound love had spurred him to decide to rebel against Raine Devila and be killed in the process, leaving only clues behind to help Yousuke finish what he started.

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, he decided to fight against Raine Devila but died in the process, while in the manga he abandoned his family but later realizes he loved them and decides to return to them.
  • Blow You Away: As a wind demon, he has power over the wind.
  • Death by Adaptation: He's killed in the anime's backstory.
  • Love Redeems: In both versions, his love for Yosuke's mother and Yosuke makes him betray demonkind.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: For Yousuke.
  • Jerkass: Abandoned his family as soon as he remembered he was a devil in the manga.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the anime, he disappeared after remembering he was a demon and trying to kill Rain Devila with his powers.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In his past life he pretended to be wounded, knowing Celestia would try to heal him. He then attacks her and her angels at point blank range, killing Salvia, Lily, and Daisy and gravely wounding Celestia and himself.

    Viento 
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Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Gray Haddock (English)

Yousuke's identity as a demon, created by the manifestation of his demon half through Uragano in the second half of the series. Yousuke's revelation of his previously-unknown-to-him past and identity and his initially involuntary transformations into Viento create a huge number of problems for his budding relationship with Momoko/Peach as he becomes a progressively larger danger to her.

The nature of his existence differs between manga and anime. In the manga he's a Superpowered Evil Side who manifests with violent tendencies when his demon half is awakened, but he's largely the same person; in the anime, he's initially a Enemy Within split personality that manifests as a result of Yousuke's "devil gene" but eventually becomes a straightforward alter ego as Yousuke gains control of it.

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