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Below are the various characters who appear in the When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace series.

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    The Literature Club 

The whole group (Virgin Child)
Used to be just a regular school club, but suddenly found themselves awakening awesome superpowers and Dark and Dark. It affects their life very little.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Most of the group when Andou coaxes them into making up nicknames. Subverted with Tomoyo and zigzagged with Andou himself, who comes up with so many that they fill the whole scale from cringeworthy to awesome.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Invoked. They try pretty hard to conceal their superpowers from the public. Also, the characters themselves: there's a superpowered Battle Royale going on and they have no idea.

Jurai Andou
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott (English)
The protagonist of the series, a boy who's stuck in his chuuni phase but kind-hearted and caring. His power is Dark and Dark, the ability to summon a (useless and lukewarm) black flame.
  • Adorkable: Is a big nerd and loves it.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Guiltia Sin Jurai. He knows it's awesome because he came up with it himself.
  • Book Dumb: Averted. He gets pretty good grades and is the second smartest character in the club, tied with Hatoko. He also knows lots of useless trivia about "cool" things like the Schrodinger's cat experiment, various mythologies, legendary weapons, torture devices and so on, once acing a quiz that stumped adults.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lost the Superpower Lottery (from an outside perspective, anyway) and constantly gets the short end of the stick.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Childhood Friends: With Hatoko. He's known her since elementary school and supported her since then.
  • Companion Cube: Says good morning and good night to his superpower every day.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He calls his power Dark and Dark and is fond of the "darkness", "evil", and "sin" motifs, but is a nice person who selflessly helps people.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Dark and Dark of the End. In exchange for becoming an actual offensive power, it burns him as well, and can't be extinguished by any means other than loss of the hand.
  • Engrish: His pronunciation of English is actually pretty good, but the syntax and spelling... He didn't know how to spell "The Bible" and wrote it "Vivre".
  • Faux Flame: Dark and Dark.
  • Gratuitous English: Part of his chuunibyou persona.
  • Guile Hero: He may be the least capable fighter with powers and still largely useless in a fight without them, but behind his Obfuscating Stupidity, He's the most emotionally and socially intelligent member of the club. He counsels the others when something's troubling them, and he's capable of a Batman Gambit or Xanatos Gambit if the stakes are high enough.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When he tells Hatoko one too many times that she won't understand his deeds with Tomoko (they were just talking about their powers), she takes it as them being a couple and distancing himself from her and she snaps and rants at him in the show's signature scene.
  • Large Ham: Shamelessly overacting and loves dramatic flair.
  • Morality Chain: A low-stakes example. He is the one who thought through and investigated each of the powers, he's the one who tells the others what should be off-limits (Creating Life, bringing back the dead), and he's also the one who tells them when it's okay to make an exception (healing a dying cat). The others serve the same capacity with ''Dark and Dark of the End'', since he requires their help to make use of it.
  • Mr. Imagination: Has chuunibyou and is proud of it.
  • Nice Guy: For all his Chuuni delusions and grandstanding, he is a genuinely kind and caring person and the happiness and well being of his friends is always his top priority.
  • The Nicknamer: Comes up with nicknames for everything, including the names of most superpowers in the series.
  • Personality Powers: Dark and Dark is dramatic, but its harmless nature reflects his conviction that superpowers are toys, not weapons. Dark and Dark of the End embodies this philosophy, in accordance with his sense of empathy: using his superpower as an actual weapon requires him to bear the same pain as any enemy he uses it against, and he can't turn it off, forcing him to rely on others.
  • Power Incontinence: Insists that his dark powers cannot be controlled, only restrained. Dark and Dark of the End suffers from just that.
  • Playing with Fire: Dark And Dark lets him summon an orb of black flame from his hand. It looks cool, but has no actual use.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it “Jurai” or “July”?
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Dark and Dark doesn't do anything but look cool. He considers this a subversion—in his eyes, superpowers exist to be cool, not to harm others. Double Subverted. Its "awoken" next stage, Dark and Dark of the End, initially has its effects shown offscreen, and the girls make him swear to not use it again, just like he made them swear to not create life or raise the dead... but it turns out that it's not just useless, but it can actually kill him.

Tomoyo Kanzaki
Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki (Japanese), Shenae'a Moore (English)
A former chuuni who is constantly annoyed at Andou's antics and trying to get him back to reality. Her power is Closed Clock, which lets her stop time.
  • A-Cup Angst: Especially when teased by Mirei.
  • Book Dumb: Gets below average scores on tests. Finds out that she's worse at studying than everyone else in the club Much to her horror, that includes Andou.
  • Hair Decorations: Two star hairclips to keep it to the sides.
  • I Was Quite a Fashion Victim: In her full-blown chuuni days.
  • Ms. Imagination: To a much lower extent than Andou, but still has traces of this and sometimes goes along to his antics. She tries to channel her imagination into becoming a light novel author.
  • Mundane Utility: Stops time to be able to hit a ball while playing tennis, among other things.
  • Not So Different: Just like Andou, she is a shameless show-off with an overly active imagination. This brings her tons of embarrassment.
  • Time Master: Her Closed Clock ability lets her fast forward, slow down, and stop time.
  • Time Stands Still: How her ability is represented.

Hatoko Kushikawa
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Melissa Molano (English)
Andou's childhood friend, a kind-hearted ditz. Her power is Over Element, which gives her mastery over the elements.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even she has her limits for politeness. Being told one too many times that she won't get an obscure reference, for instance.
  • Childhood Friends: She's known Andou since elementary school and politely listened to him since then. She very much wants it to become a Childhood Friend Romance.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Hatoko spaces out at times.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She tries this out in episode 11 after reading about it in a girl's magazine on how to win a guy's heart. Unfortunately all of her efforts don't go as planned, such as giving him an empty bottle of sunscreen when she asks him to put some on her. The end result is that Andou gets confused by her actions.
  • Elemental Powers: Her Over Element can control fire, water, earth, wind and light. She's also shown using lightning in the opening.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She is the most feminine girl in the cast, and her Signature Scene is prefaced by her cooking.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her signature rant in Episode 7 was prompted by Andou and Tomoyo spending more time together, making Hatoko believe that she's slowly starting to lose out in the love rivarly and that her relationship with Andou is being shut off. When she asks what the two of them talked about, and he says "You wouldn't understand", she snaps from that assumption. Tomoyo picks up on this and explains the real reason why she and Andou had been spending time together, which makes Hatoko cry with relief.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a blue hair band, which gives her a touch of adorableness.
  • Informed Ability: She can control five elements, of which the audience only sees earth, water, and fire.
  • Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Only gets to use her superpower once aside from the club's sparring, since it's pretty good for combat but not for much else, and they aren't having any superpowered battles in their everyday lives.
  • Nice Girl: She's really polite and willing to help others in need.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She wears a loose cardigan with her uniform.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Hatoko struggles to understand Andou's interests and tastes, despite desperately wanting to because of the crush she has on him. After days of feeling like she was losing Andou to Tomoyo, the moment he refuses to tell her what the two of them talked about because she "wouldn't understand" causes Hatoko to snap.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Most of the time, she's the sweetest member of the cast.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A very light pink.

Sayumi Takanashi
Voiced by: Risa Taneda (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)
Aloof martial arts master who's mostly there to underreact to the others' antics. Her power is Root of Origin, which lets her restore objects to their original state.
  • Academic Athlete: Tied with Mirei as far as studies go, and is a master of karate.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She fits the image and general demeanor, but sometimes gets in on the rest of the groups hijinks.
  • Boobs of Steel: She is the bustiest member of the Literature Club and the best physical fighter, thanks to having two black belts.
  • Buxom Is Better: Other characters sometimes comment on her busty figure.
  • Gainaxing: At times, mostly in the opening.
  • Healing Hands: Uses her power to do this often.
  • Heroic Vow: Andou convinces her to swear not to use her powers to resurrect the dead.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses at home, as seen in episode 6. Her face goes red when Andou tells her she looks good in them.
  • Mundane Utility: uses her power to heal scratches, repair clothes, teleport to avoid getting wet and so on.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears them with her uniform, is from a well-off family, and has very high standards for herself.
  • Semantic Superpower: In contrast to other superpowers in the series being straightforward, Root of Origin relies entirely on interpretation of what constitutes "original state". By deciding it means "where I came from just now", she can teleport backwards, for example. Lampshaded when Andou mentions they are still confused with the definition.
  • Time Master: Her Root of Origin effectively lets her rewind time to a limited degree, albeit memories of those who are restored are unaffected.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark purple in color.

Chifuyu Himeki
Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita (Japanese), Sasha Paysinger (English)
The youngest of the group, being in elementary school and all. Her power is World Create, which lets her create anything from nothing.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Gets either 100 or 0 on tests depending on her mood. When she's asked about homework she sidesteps the issue.
  • Children Are Innocent: She is in fourth grade but she still carries a stuffed animal with her everywhere she goes, including to school. And while she’s happy to use her superpower to create cosplay outfits for the whole club, she has to be shown a picture of a chainmail bikini first because she doesn’t know what one is and appears completely unfazed by wearing a straitjacket. She is also not bothered by seeing Andou in his underwear.
  • Heroic Vow: Andou convinces her to swear not to use her powers to create life.
  • Mundane Utility: She mainly uses her power to create things for the group to play with, such as a tennis court and equipment, and to make warp portals to get to places quickly.
  • Not So Stoic: Even Chifuyu has moments that reduce her to tears, like having to create implements to cut her friends' hands off to save their lives.
  • Power of Creation: Her World Create allows her to create matter and warp space.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She often acts like a typical innocent elementary school girl. However, she happens to be very smart, cunning, and Genre Savvy enough to at least understand (and tease) Andou's chuuni antics.
  • Space Master: Her power also allows her to create portals to other locations.
  • The Stoic: She rarely emotes, even in situations when she wouldn't be out of place doing so.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's in elementary school while everyone else is in high school.


    Other students and staff 

Mirei Kudou
Voiced by: Kaori Fukuhara (Japanese), Melissa Pritchett (English)
Council president who is jealous of the Literature Club's chemistry. Her power is Grateful Robber, which lets her steal any other power if she sees it being used.
  • Buxom Is Better: Her chest is larger than Tomoyo's, so she invokes this to mock her.
  • Demoted to Extra: Set up as the rival to the Literature Club, gets features in the opening as much as the four main girls, barely seen or even mentioned after the second episode.
  • Out of Focus: Her fate up until the end.
  • Power Parasite: Can steal any power if she sees it being activated.

Shizumu Sagami

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)
A boy who constantly gets dumped by girls due to his otaku behavior. Despite both enjoying anime, he and Jurai do not get along.
  • Audience Surrogate: Played with. He refers to himself as one but he is most definitely not. In reality, he's a manipulative antagonist that actively seeks to hurt most of the cast for his own entertainment.
  • Big Bad: He is the primary antagonist for the Virgin Child.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Initially, he doesn't seem so bad when Andou runs into him in the Faculty Office, but it is later revealed that he's a manipulative Jerkass that views other people as nothing more than performers to entertain him. He thoroughly enjoys mocking Andou in episode 7 after Hatoko ran away from his house, and in episode 9 he says he wants to watch what would happen if Sayumi got into a relationship with Andou purely because he believes it would cause a lot of painful drama for the Literature Club. And when that fails, he has a backup plan for that as well. Sounding like a Smug Snake doesn't help either.
  • Brutal Honesty: Guilty of this at times, mainly to get a reaction out of people, because he's not a stranger to lying for fun either.
  • For the Lulz: Everything he does to the main cast is to amuse himself.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In spades. He always speaks calmly with an air of politeness and acts like he cares, but he's condescending, manipulative and selfish.
  • Karma Houdini: thanks to his efforts two children had their hands cut off, and he gets off with a warning. The only repercussion for any of his actions was getting punched in the face for tricking Sayumi into getting embarrassed, which was a completely unrelated incident.
  • Lack of Empathy: he has zero concern for other people and thinks they exist only to entertain him.
  • Not So Different: He and Andou are both massive nerds despite the differences as to how. They are both offended by the notion.
  • Not So Similar: They are both massive nerds who aren't satisfied with the reality they live in. Andou is ultimately a kind-hearted, self-sacrificial, altruistic person while Sagami is a ruthless, sociopathic, manipulative jerk and the show's primary antagonist.
  • Otaku: Likes watching anime.

Shiharu Satomi

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Kaytha Coker (English)
The literary club's advisor and Chifuyu's aunt, who often brings Chifuyu to the club due to her busy schedule.

    Other characters 

Kiryu Hajime
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Benjamin Mc Laughlin (English)
College dropout suffering from chuuni to an even bigger extent than Andou. His power is Pinpoint Abyss, which lets him summon black holes.
  • Affably Evil: He seems to deliberately invoke this kind of persona as part of being a chuunibyou. Though he seems to show a more serious side, more often than not he also shows off a goofy side to himself, such as how he ends up defeating and befriending System in episode 8 merely by telling her he had some candy and wanted to be friends with her.
  • Anti-Hero: He does have a "bad guy" vibe and even an evil sounding nickname. But in reality, he never actively opposes the Literature Club members, except when he accidentally kidnaps Hatoko instead of Sayumi to borrow her healing for his infected eye. And the opponents he does fight seem to have malicious intents with their powers. Otherwise he seems to want to keep them out of the Fairy War altogether.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Kiryuu Heldkaiser Luci First. He knows it's awesome because he came up with it himself.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Gains one because he wore his colored contact lens 24/7, leading to his eye getting irritated.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: In a typical chuuni fashion.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He fights dirty and has no qualms with kidnapping and brainwashing a person just to heal his inflamed eye, but he treats his group rather well and, more importantly, genuinely likes the Literature Club and keeps them blissfully unaware of the supernatural war that is going on. Ultimately, when he wins the Fairy War, he makes a Selfless Wish of saving another character's sister from her coma.
  • Gravity Master: His Pinpoint Abyss lets him summon black holes.

Hitomi Saito

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Regina Chen (English)
The second-in-command of Hajime's group.


Voiced by: Kris Saltiel (English)
A mysterious girl Kiryu Hajime & his team rescued from the F Group.

Madoka Kuki

Voiced by: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Terri Doty (English)
Chifuyu's best friend and classmate in elementary school. She's very overprotective of Chifuyu.

Maiya Takanashi

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Karlii Hoch (English)
Sayumi's younger sister.


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