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The characters of Xam'd: Lost Memories.

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    Main Characters 

Akiyuki Takehara

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

I want to live...

An ordinary high school student, sixteen year old Akiyuki lived in Sentan Island with his two best friends Furuichi and Haru. He was changed into a Xam'd following a terrorist attack on his hometown. Because of this, Akiyuki is forced to leave his former life behind and follow Nakiami, a mysterious girl who can help him control his newfound power as a Xam'd.

  • Home Sweet Home: All Akiyuki wants to do is go home... but he soon realizes how complicated that would be.
  • I Owe You My Life: A big key element to the strength of Akiyuki's bond with Nakiami is the fact that she saved his life, and his gradual gratitude for it.
  • Meaningful Name: Akiyuki means "autumn" and "snow." It connects with Haru's name, which means "spring."


Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)

"No more tears."

I remember... a very strange name... My heart's full of gratitude for it, but it's never enough... Someone noble... So sad and lonely... But looking forward, so much that it hurts... Nakiami...

Nakiami is an emotionless, young woman who helps Akiyuki control his Xam'd form. She seems knowledgable in the Xam'd and Humanform Weapons.

  • I Owe You My Life: Despite the ups-and-downs of her relationship with Isshu, Nakiami is grateful towards Isshu for saving her life.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: Although, it is justified that Nakiami does nothing because the person holding her is Yango in his Xam'd form (in an attempt to prevent her from returning to the Tessik village — which is getting attacked — so he won't lose her).

Haru Nishimura

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

"I appreciate it, Furuichi, but please understand this, no matter how you feel... I love Akiyuki!"

Someone special... Stubborn, poking her nose into my business. And yet, I was so happy to see her. I loved talking to her... Someone I loved...

Akiyuki's childhood friend and love interest. Haru longs to reunite with Akiyuki and joins the Mainsoul military in order to find him.

  • Conflicting Loyalty: Haru is torn between her love for Akiyuki and her duty as a soldier of the Mainsoul military. Also, her love for Akiyuki strains her friendship with Furuichi, who is in love with her.
  • Distressed Damsel: Quite a few times, but it's subverted because she takes the danger in stride and usually tries to negotiate the situation, whether it's confronting Furuichi in his Xam'd form, or negotiating with her younger sister Midori when she becomes a Tyke Bomb. But either way, Haru does need saving, and Akiyuki is there to come to her rescue.
  • Meaningful Name: Haru means "spring". It connects with Akiyuki's name, which means "autumn" and "snow."
  • Oblivious to Love: She's rather oblivious to Furuichi's feelings for her until Episode 14. She rejects him for Akiyuki, though.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: Used twice, once by Akiyuki in his Xam'd form in Episode 2, and then by Furuichi in his Xam'd form in Episode 13. Somewhat justified by the superhuman strength of a Xam'd (and, in the first case, by the fact that she wasn't terribly interested in breaking free anyway).
  • Supporting Protagonist: If the story isn't focusing on Akiyuki or Nakiami, the spotlight usually shines on Haru.


    Sentan Island Residents 

Furuichi Teraoka

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

"The most important thing is to face the opponent, and without hesitation, make their body a part of your own."

Someone who sat next to me in class... He always said it laughing in disbelief, but... what was it? You always did call me by my name, didn't you, Furuichi?

Furuichi is Akiyuki's best friend. He has unrequited feelings for Haru. Despite being usually level-headed and sensible, Furuichi's growing hatred of the Xam'd and his jealousy towards Akiyuki threatens to tear apart the trio's friendship.

  • Green-Eyed Monster: Furuichi displays a gradual amount of jealousy towards Akiyuki because he is constantly in Akiyuki's shadow, and because Haru — the object of Furuichi's affections — is in love with Akiyuki.
  • Jerkass: As a result of his hatred/prejudice towards Xam'd and his jealousy towards Akiyuki. And his rather sweet-and-sour (especially sour) treatment of Haru at times, though it's more of Furuichi being snide towards Haru because he's being a sore loser for losing Haru to Akiyuki.

Midori Nishimura

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)

Haru's younger sister. Midori is forced to use a crutch because of a car accident that took away their mother's life a few years ago.

  • My Greatest Failure: Is convinced that it's her fault that their mother died and that secretly Haru and everyone else has blamed and hated her for it.

Fusa Takehara

Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu (Japanese), Kaytha Coker (English)

He's always played tricks like this. If I scolded him, he'd act like he was really sorry, but he's just play a new trick the next day. I'd put him out without dinner, and tell the neighbors... to punish him if they catch him trying to get back in. But he used to sneak back into the kitchen... through the back of the clinic, without being seen. I knew all about it, of course. I realized what was happening when I'd let him in to apologize, there would be rice grains stuck to his face. And I'd notice that half of his rice was missing. It was kind of amazing how far he'd go, really. But that's my boy for you. That's... my son.

Akiyuki's mother. She has a strained relationship with her husband, Ryuuzou.

Ryuuzou Takehara

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese), T Postlewaite (English)

"A question without an answer is truth. Yet, people must continue to question themselves. Think about it!"

Akiyuki's father, Ryuuzou is estranged from his family because of his work.

  • All-Loving Hero: He seemingly bears no ill will toward the girl who caused his son's disappearance, considering he keeps her alive and later adopts her as his housekeeper at the end of the story. He also saved the life of Kakisu, and refuses to let him die even when Kakisu begs him to kill him (we later see him keeping him alive in his hospital after he shoots himself).

    Zanbani Postal Airship Crew Members 

Isshu Benikawa

Voiced by: Yumi Tamai (Japanese), Shelley Calene-Black (English)

You sit proudly in this cave, like a Queen of Egypt. In my service to you, I shall never know rest. To prove my devotion, I have stolen this ostentatious offering. But I'll show you things... your dark blue eyes haven't seen, smiles like a lake in the sun, blossoming like a lotus. Sitting upon your great throne, inscribed with a lion's head, skin bathed in ebony light. At times, I'll raise a lamp, and take my place at your warm feet. This pendant releases the light of Sirius, which your eyes will never behold. One who does not live for my sake, a child of this country, will bare this fire within, and herself, freeze...

"Feelings can't be put into words."

The captain of the Zanbani.

Raigyo Tsunomata

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)

"Failing to value the lives of others cheapens your own."

A former crew member of the Zanbani and another Xam'd that Nakiami took into her care prior to Akiyuki, Raigyo returns two years later in the end of Episode 8.

  • Scars Are Forever: The line-shaped scar that runs down his lips. Also, the slash marks on the ceiling he made when his Xam'd went crazy.


Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Adam Van Wagoner (English)

  • Super Speed: He claims to be the fastest man alive - and might not be exaggerating.


Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Stephanie Wittels (English)

The navigator of the Zanbani and the mother of Hinokimaru.


Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese), Rob Mungle (English)

The pilot of the Zanbani.

  • Catchphrase: Often uses this phrase: "__, __, __. That's a winning hand."


Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)

"Hard work is the path to freedom!"


Voiced by: Junko Hori (Japanese), Marcy Bannor (English)

"Your fate has become intertwined with Xam'd."

A spiritual guide who helps Akiyuki with his Xam'd training.


Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa (Japanese), Shannon Emerick (English)

Yunbo's son.


Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Jessica Boone (English)

"Even letters addressed to unknown destinations get delivered."

A young girl who is often with Hinokimaru.

  • Fangirl: Idolizes Nakiami quite a bit.


A nekomata Akiyuki encounters on his way to school. Hinokimaru later finds it and keeps it as a pet.

    Mainsoul Military 

Commander Tojiru Kakisu

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese), Chris Hutchison (English)

"Will you die to end my suffering? If you're not prepared to do that, it doesn't matter if you pull the trigger or just watch!"


Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)

"Do you need to ask? Why a woman falls in love with a man..."

Kakisu's secretary.

Dr. Kanba

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese), Andy McAvin (English)

    Other Characters 

Lady Sannova

Voiced by: Miyoko Aso (Japanese), Elizabeth Bunch (English)

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sannova, so you wanted to Mercy Kill the child you brought into the world after the poor kid was transformed into an Eldritch Abomination? That's fine. Understandable. But did you really have to turn your young followers into suicide bombers to make it happen? Or cheerfully suggest a Plan B that would result in a not-insignificant portion of the world's population getting killed off?


Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

"My name is... Nazuna... Don't worry, you'll be fine... Along with our lost memory... Xam'd..."

A seeming transfer student Akiyuki meets on the bus to school, Nazuna is really a terrorist bomber whose self-bombing at Sentan Island results in Akiyuki getting embedded with the gem that changes him into a Xam'd. It's later revealed that Akiyuki's father Ryuuzou has been secretly keeping Nazuna alive on life support ever since the bombing.


Voiced by: Yutaro Honjo (Japanese), Corey Hartzog (English)

"I'm supposed to protect her! We're meant to be together! She needs me!"

Yango is a young boy who Nakiami encounters on her travels. Like Akiyuki, Yango has a Xam'd form.

Sumako Kakisu

Voiced by: Mika Doi (Japanese), Shannon Emerick (English)

"Amau is a place for people trapped in time... It's not for someone like you."

A kind, elderly woman who buys an amnesiac Akiyuki from slave traders and takes him into her care as a helper until he regains his memories. She is Kakisu's mother.


Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Jessica Boone (English)

"Our journey is of independence."

Nakiami's younger sister and the chief of Tessik village.

  • Always Someone Better: Kujireika has held a deep jealousy of Nakiami for being the Tenjo in spite of the fact that Nakiami is not the biological daughter of Lady Sannova.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Slowly becomes consumed by her desire for revenge against the Hiruken Emperor and his Northern Army for their exploitation and oppression of her people, eventually deciding to turn herself into a bloodthirsty Eldritch Abomination just like her enemy. Interestingly, though, this ends up hurting her more than it does anyone else. A lot more.


Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Leraldo Anzaldua (English)

A follower of Lady Sannova who leads Akiyuki and Haru to the Quickening Chamber.

Hiruken Emperor

Voiced by: Toru Furuya (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)

Akiyuki... I remember you now. I've finally found you. Now come, come and kill me.

The millennia-old leader and religious figurehead of the North.

  • Death Seeker: Wants to die. Not that he's going to let his chosen killer take him down without a fight.


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