Third-person shooter is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, the gameplay consists of shooting. A third-person shooter is a game structured around shooting, in which the player can see the avatar on-screen in a third-person view. Third-person shooter is a game where instead of seeing the games through the main character’s eyes, you see the main character moving and shooting in the game and the game is focused on shooting, it is a 3D genre, that has grown to prominence in recent years on consoles. It combines the shooting elements of the first-person shooter with the jumping and climbing elements of puzzle-based games and brawlers. Third-person shooter games always incorporate an aim-assist feature, since aiming from a third-person camera is difficult. Most have a first-person view, which allows precise shooting and looking around at environment features that are otherwise hidden from the default camera. In most cases, the player must stand still to use first-person view, but newer titles allow the player to play like a FPS.
These games are related to first-person shooters, which tie the perspective of the player to an avatar, but the two genres are distinct. While the first-person perspective allows players to aim and shoot without their avatar blocking their view, the third-person shooter shows the protagonist from an "over the shoulder shot" or "behind the back" perspective. Thus, the third-person perspective allows the game designer to create a more characterized avatar and directs the player's attention as in watching a film. In contrast, a first-person perspective provides the player with greater immersion into the game universe; this difference in perspective affects gameplay. Third-person shooters allow players to see the area surrounding the avatar more clearly; this viewpoint facilitates more interaction between the character and their surrounding environment, such as the use of tactical cover in Gears of War, or navigating tight quarters. As such, the third-person perspective is better for interacting with objects in the game world, such as jumping on platforms, engaging in close combat, or driving a vehicle.
However, the third-person perspective can interfere with tasks. Third-person shooters sometimes compensate for their distinct perspective by designing larger, more spacious environments than first-person shooters; the boundaries between third-person and first-person shooters are not always clear. For example, many third-person shooters allow the player to use a first-person viewpoint for challenges that require precise aiming; the first-person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved was designed as a third-person shooter, but added a first-person perspective to improve the interface for aiming and shooting. The game switches to a third-person viewpoint when the avatar is piloting a vehicle, this combination of first-person for aiming and third-person for driving has since been used in other games. Metroid Prime is another first-person shooter that switches to a third-person perspective when rolling around the environment using the morph ball. Alexander R. Galloway writes that the "real-time, over-the-shoulder tracking shots of Gus Van Sant's Elephant evoke third-person shooter games like Max Payne, a close cousin of the FPS".
2D third-person shooters have existed since the earliest days of video games, dating back to Spacewar!. Arcade shooters with a 3D third-person perspective include Nintendo's Radar Scope, Atari's Tempest, Nihon Bussan's Tube Panic, Sega's Space Harrier, Atari's Xybots, Square's 3-D WorldRunner. and JJ Third-person shooters for home computers include Dan Gorlin's Airheart and Paul Norman's Beyond Forbidden Forest. Konami's run & gun shooter Contra featured several third-person shooter levels where the player trudges through indoor enemy bases. Konami's Devastators is a third-person shooter where, rather than moving forward automatically, the player walks forward by holding the Up direction, as the background scales toward the screen. Devastators featured various obstacles that could be used to take cover from enemy fire, as well as two-player cooperative gameplay. A similar shooter released that same year was Cabal, which inspired many of its own "Cabal clones," such as NAM-1975 and Wild Guns.
Kurt Kalata of Hardcore Gaming 101 cites Sega's Last Survivor, released for arcades and ported to the FM Towns and FM Towns Marty, featuring eight-player deathmatch. He notes that it has a perspective and split-screen similar to Xybots, but with different gameplay and controls. In 1993, Namco released a two-player competitive 3D third-person shooter vehicle combat game, Cyber Sled. A year Elite Systems Ltd. released Virtuoso on the 3DO. This was an early example of a home console third-person shooter which featured a human protagonist on-foot, as opposed to controlling a vehicle, made use of polygonal 3D graphics along with sprites in a 3D environment. Fade to Black was a 3D third-person shooter released around this time, but as well as featuring an on-foot protagonist rather than a vehicle, utilised polygonal 3D graphics. Tomb Raider by Eidos Interactive is claimed by some commentators as a third-person shooter, Jonathan S. Harbour of the University of Advancing Technology argues that it's "largely responsible for the popularity of th
Moonlight Mile (manga)
Moonlight Mile is a manga by Yasuo Ōtagaki, adapted into an anime television series. The manga is published by Shogakukan, while the anime is directed by Iku Suzuki and animated by Studio Hibari; the first episode of the anime aired on Japan's WOWOW satellite network in a special advance broadcast on February 4, 2007. The regular broadcast schedule began on March 3, 2007; the story follows a pair of mountain climbers. Ōtagaki says, in the preview special of the anime, that his goal in writing the story was to create a realistic space drama that features the political elements involved in modern space missions. Ken Noguchi, a professional mountain climber, provided inspiration to the creators of Moonlight Mile for their depictions of ascending Mount Everest. Gorou Saruwatari and Lostman are mountain climbers who have ascended some of the highest mountains around the world. At the peak of Mount Everest, they see the ISA Space Station in the sky above and become determined to go into space. At the same time, ISA begins a program to research and obtain a new energy source, discovered on the moon.
Gorou and Lostman attempt to join the program through different approaches: Lostman becomes a pilot and Gorou takes a job as a construction worker. Lostman Gorou Saruwatari Kousuke Sawamura Steve O'Brien Miguel Riyoko Ikeuchi Maggie Hiraoka Akemi Saruwatari The anime is split into two seasons; the first season, Lift off, is composed of 12 episodes airing from March 3, 2007 to May 26, 2007. The second, Touch down, is composed of 14 episodes airing from September 13, 2007 to December 13, 2007. Original soundtrack: Kan Sawada 1st Ending theme: "Scarecrow" by the pillows 2nd Ending theme: "BOAT HOUSE" by the pillows ADV Films acquired the license for U. S. distribution of Moonlight Mile on July 21, 2007 for $156,000. This was announced at Otakon 2007; the series began its US DVD release on March 3, 2008 and the third and final volume came out on 05/20/2008. A box to hold all three volumes was released with the second volume; as it is known, only the first season LIFT Off has been licensed for a North American release.
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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
Nerima Daikon Brothers
Nerima Daikon Brothers is a manga and 12 episode comedy anime series that follows the adventures of two brothers Hideki and Mako who form the band, "Nerima Daikon Brothers." The show uses a musical comedy format, with the characters breaking out in song to show their emotions or go through a montage scene. The melodies of the songs are sometimes recycled episode after episode with different lyrics substituted for the particular situation; the musical comedy format is rare in Japanese animation and the show's style is influenced by musicals such as The Blues Brothers and Kollywood musicals such as Muthu. The show was licensed by ADV for $124,800 and the first volume was released on DVD in December 2006. In 2008, the show became one of the ADV titles transferred to Funimation Entertainment; the trio lives on a stage constructed in Hideki's daikon patch in the Nerima ward of Tokyo. They dream of building a concert dome on the site and performing their musical act to sold-out crowds, they must avoid both an overzealous policewoman who has caught on to their money-making schemes and the desires of powerful people who want to take over the daikon field.
The characters are aided in their adventures by the show's director, Shinichi Watanabe, who injects himself into the story as a rental shop owner. The show parodies many famous people and institutions in Japan including Junichiro Koizumi and his political followers; until anime television series did not make overt jokes about the current news topics like homosexual love, consumer credit, or the success of Korean artists in Japan such as Bae Yong-joon. Nerima Daikon Brothers features overt sexual gags such as in the first episode where a male casting director fondles Ichiro's crotch as he sits there and moans. Hideki Voiced by: Shigeru Matsuzaki; as children Hideki and Mako made a pact to one day perform in a concert in a dome where the Daikon field now sits. One of the running gags in the series is Hideki's crush on his cousin, he would like to marry her. He is tricked by a lawyer who tells him that he can change the constitution though such marriage is indeed permitted. Ichiro Voiced by: Shotaro Morikubo.
He saves his tips and salary from his job at the host club in order to fulfill the goal of building the dome and had amassed at least 23,000 yen by episode 10 when it was stolen. Ichiro has some strange habits, such as his love for Pandaikon and his pet aegagropila, more a fondness for furry animals that borders on zoophilia, his strangest ability is his power to make any person fall in love with him. Mako is the one at the receiving end of this, but he took on a group of Oizumi's riot police before being taken down by a water cannon. Mako Voiced by: Ayano Matsumoto, she is skillfully able to spend her older cousin's money on her lavish "Dom Perignon" tastes, but deflects his marriage proposals by saying "the Japanese constitution does not allow it!," despite the fact that it does. She's attracted to Ichiro though he does not return her affections and fights over him with Yukika. Pandaikon Voiced by: Yuriko Togashi. Ichiro saved him from the others, he has daikon leaves spouting from his head. A new "member" of the band, he appears when the group need help getting out of a pinch.
Officer Yukika Karakuri a.k.a. Inspector Widgett Voiced by: Marina Inoue, she disguises herself as "Deb Sukerno" a.k.a. "Lady Deb" She becomes an admirer of the group Pandaikon and Ichiro. She uses mechanical gadgets, she keeps two mechanical pets Karakuri 1 and Karakuri 2. The Japanese public refers to her as "Lady Dewi," another reference to Dewi Sukarno. Rental Shop OwnerVoiced by: Shinichi Watanabe. In Nerima Daikon Brothers he appears as the owner of the Nine-Dragons Rental Shop where he appears behind a window in silhouette; the characters come to him. The characters "entertain" the director with song and dance The items that Watanabe lends get the characters into more trouble than they are worth, but they always get the character
A cult following comprises a group of fans who are dedicated to a work of culture referred to as a cult classic. A film, musical artist, television series or video game, among other things, is said to have a cult following when it has a small but passionate fanbase. A common component of cult followings is the emotional attachment the fans have to the object of the cult following identifying themselves and other fans as members of a community. Cult followings are commonly associated with niche markets. Cult media are associated with underground culture, are considered too eccentric or subversive to be appreciated by the general public or to be commercially successful. Many cult fans express a certain irony about their devotion. Sometimes, these cult followings cross the border to camp followings. Fans may become involved in a subculture of fandom, either via conventions, online communities or through activities such as writing series-related fiction, costume creation, replica prop and model building, or creating their own audio or video productions from the formats and characters.
There is not always a clear difference between mainstream media. Series such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Rocky Horror, Ethel & Ernest, The Dark Knight, Mean Girls attract mass audiences but have core groups of fanatical followers. Professors Xavier Mendik and Ernest Mathijs, authors of 100 Cult Films, argue that the devoted following among these films make them cult classics. In many cases, films that have cult followings may have been financial flops during their theatrical box office run, received mixed or negative reviews by mainstream media, but still be considered a major success by small core groups or communities of fans devoted to such films; some cults are only popular within a certain subculture. The film Woodstock is loved within the hippie subculture, while Hocus Pocus holds cult status among American women born in the 1980s. Certain mainstream icons can become cult icons in a different context for certain people. Reefer Madness was intended to warn youth against the use of marijuana, but because of its ridiculous plot, overwhelming amount of factual errors and cheap look, it is now watched by audiences of marijuana-smokers and has gained a cult following.
Quentin Tarantino's films borrow stylistically from classic cult films, but are appreciated by a large audience, therefore lie somewhere between cult and mainstream. Certain cult phenomena can grow to such proportions. Many cancelled television series see new life in a fan following. One notable example is Arrested Development, cancelled after three seasons and, because of the large fanbase, returned for a 15-episode season, released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. Futurama is another notable series, put on permanent hiatus after its initial 72-episode run. Strong DVD sales and consistent ratings on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block led to four direct-to-DVD films which, in turn, led to the revival of the series in 2010 on Comedy Central following Adult Swim's expiration of the broadcast rights. Space Ghost Coast to Coast had a cult following throughout its eleven season run on television, help pave the wave of other shows of similar style, which had cult followings Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Star Trek: The Original Series is notable in that it was cancelled after three seasons but gained a cult following through broadcast syndication and spawned a successful media franchise.
Another cancelled series that has attained cult status is the NBC teen dramedy Freaks and Geeks which had an 18-episode run. Another series, cancelled but gained a second life with cult status is the FOX teen medical dramedy Red Band Society which had a 13-episode run. Other examples include Firefly, Community, Joan of Arcadia, Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, Young Justice and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which had short lives, yet achieved large fanbases. In a BBC review of Farscape episode "Throne for a Loss", Richard Manning said "Farscape is now a cult series because it's being shown out of sequence"; the episode in question was shown as the second episode, after the premiere. Series considered cult classics include the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, The Prisoner and the Australian soap opera Prisoner: Cell Block H; some video games attract cult followings, which can influence the design of video games. An example of a cult video game is Ico, an initial commercial flop which gained a large following for its unique gameplay and minimalist aesthetics, was noted as influencing the design of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Rime, among other games.
Other games which have cult followings include EarthBound, a commercial flop that resulted in the creation of a "cottage industry" selling memorabilia to the EarthBound fandom, Yume Nikki, a surreal free-to-play Japanese horror game. Another game with a large cult following is Crash Twinsanity, considered by fans to be the best Crash Bandicoot game post-Naughty Dog era despite only average critic reviews. In particular, it is well known as the turning point in theming for the series. Sleeper hit Underground music Jancik, Wayn
Yumeiro Patissiere is a shōjo manga and anime series by Natsumi Matsumoto. It began serialization on September 2008, in the October 2008 issue of Ribon; the individual chapters have been collected into nine tankōbon volumes by Shueisha as of May 2011. The series ended on June 2011, with a total of 12 volumes; the manga won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Children's category. The series was adapted into two anime television series by Studio Hibari; the series was licensed by Crunchyroll for online streaming with English subtitles. The anime has since been licensed by Maiden Japan. Yumeiro Pâtissière: Fourteen-year-old Ichigo Amano is clumsy and doesn't have any talent except for eating sweets; when she stumbles upon a Sweets Festival, she meets Henri-sensei who acknowledges her ability of taste and invites her to transfer to St. Marie Academy to become a pâtissière. Ichigo has trouble adjusting but with the help of the 3 Sweets Princes and the Sweets Spirits, she gains the confidence and skill to work towards becoming a pâtissière.
Throughout the entire anime is Ichigo and the Sweet Princes trying to win the Grand Prix,which allowed them to go to Paris. Throughout the competition, Ichigo has a lot of character change and she grows little by little, she realizes her skills are improving rapidly. Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional: Two years after studying in Paris, the sixteen-year-old Ichigo now returns to Japan as a professional pâtissière; as soon as she returns, Ichigo finds Team Ichigo breaking up. The Sweets Princes and Andou, take long absences from school to work for their dreams, leaving only Ichigo and Kashino. Kashino skipped a grade due to having top grades back at Paris. Soon a "new" Team Ichigo is formed by Henri-sensei for the project; the team includes Lemon Yamagishi, Johnny McBeal, Makoto Kashino, Amano Ichigo. They are now working as professionals for their dreams. In St. Marie Garden Ichigo Amano Voiced by: Aoi Yūki Like other typical heroines of Shoujo manga, Ichigo is clumsy and innocent, but is optimistic and lively.
Her mother ignored her for many years because of her having no talent. Due to her incredible palate that allows her to tell what ingredients are used in different sweets, who made the ingredients, she is spotted by Henri Lucas during a "Sweets Festival". Following his suggestion she transfers to St. Marie Academy, in order to train to become a pâtissiere like her grandmother. Ichigo is known for her huge appetite for cakes, she claims there is a second stomach for sweets, has won several cake eating contests in the past; as the story progresses, Ichigo improves her talent as a pâtissiere, gains new friends and rivals along the way. She wins the hearts of everyone due her hard work and unwavering love for pastries of highest quality, her dream is to create sweets. She had an innocent crush on Henri Lucas because of his princely looks and kindness. However, as the series progresses, she falls in love with Kashino, who returns her feelings. At the end of the last episode of the first season of the anime and Kashino promise to tell each other about their feelings when they're accomplished patissiers.
During the second season she is 16 years old, a member of a new "Group A", consisting of herself, Lemon and Johnny McBeal. She is a part of the Henri-sensei's project, "Marie's Garden", which includes Kashino and Johnny. In the last episode of Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional, Kashino tells her that he always wants to be able to make sweets with her, accidentally kisses her. Makoto Kashino Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto One of the "Sweets Princes" of St. Marie's Academy who specializes in chocolate. Andou is his childhood friend and Hanabusa is his roommate. Kashino is sometimes teased or misjudged due to his height, for he is the shortest of the Sweets Princes, he comes from a prestigious family of doctors. Due to a condition that his family gave him before attending St. Marie, he is forced to be always at the top of his class. Kashino is unsociable, straightforward angered, prickly, he admires his uncle, he spent a lot of time in his shop when he was little. Though he is judgemental and sarcastic due to Ichigo's klutzy personality, he warms up to her to the point of being teammates and friends, falls in love with her.
In episode 34 it is shown. In the second season, Kashino skipped a year in school because of his excellent grades during Team Ichigo's study abroad in Paris, he is now 16, but still conscious about his height, as Johnny teases him for it. Whenever he sees Johnny holding Ichigo, he becomes visibly jealous. At the end of the series, he asks Ichigo, and after that, he kisses her. Satsuki Hanabusa Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga One of the "Sweets Princes" of the school, who specializes in candy sculptures and flower-based cakes. Hanabusa's dream is to work with his mother, who excels at Japanese flower arrangement, is the flower arranging teacher at St. Marie
Venus Versus Virus
Venus Versus Virus is a Japanese manga series created by Atsushi Suzumi, first serialized on June 27, 2005 in MediaWorks' shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Comic Gao!. The manga ended serialization in Dengeki Comic Gao! on February 27, 2008 due to the magazine's discontinuation, but the manga continued serialization in ASCII Media Works' manga magazine Dengeki Daioh between March 21 and July 26, 2008. Eight bound volumes have been released by ASCII Media Works in Japan; the manga has been licensed for English language distribution by North American–based company Seven Seas Entertainment. A drama CD was created based on the manga series in October 2006; the series has since been adapted into an anime produced by Studio Hibari that aired in Japan between January and March 2007 on BS-i, containing twelve episodes. Venus Versus Virus revolves around the life of two teenage girls named Sumire Takahana and Lucia Nahashi, who met as Sumire mysteriously discovered Lucia's secrets at the Venus Vanguard, a group who hunts demons called "Virus" led by Lucia's adoptive father Soichiro.
Now, while accepting jobs from people who find the Venus Vanguard brochure, they fight off the “Virus” while seeking their true roots and motives, for that, Lucia finds that Sumire can be a lot more useful than she seems. Sumire Takahana Voiced by: Minori Chihara. While she cannot be of much help to Lucia, they find out that whenever her body reacts to the special chemical used to defeat Viruses, she transforms into a "Berserker Mode", or a living Anti-Virus. With this strange ability, she becomes stronger and violent, is capable of defeating Viruses with her bare hands, but when under the influence of this power, she cannot discern friend from foe, although over the course of the series she learns how to control her powers, she has feelings for a boy she met in the park. Lucia Nahashi Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki, she is battlehardened and cold, but she shows a lot more facial expressions in the manga than in the anime. Her left eye holds a mysterious power, though is always covered with an eye patch.
Use of her powers is taxing and wears her out, but can be disastrous to her enemy in many ways. Her left arm has a symbol of the enchantment succeeded from her father. According to Sumire, Lucia gives off a faint fragrance of roses, a scant memory of their intertwined pasts, she smokes in the manga. Soichiro Nahashi Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi. Before Lucia was born, Soichiro was studying to become a mage, along with Lilith and Lucif, who are Lucia's biological mother and father respectively, he harbored an unrequited love for Lilith, but never got close with her as she was in love with Lucif. Lola Voiced by: Ayumi Tsuji, she loves chocolate and is seen eating it. She has a twin named Layla and in the anime neither of them seem to age since they are soulless dolls created by Lucif and Soichiro's teacher, she is a major character right from the beginning in the anime, but in the manga she does not show up until the fourth volume. In the English version of the anime, her name is rendered as "Laura". Yoshiki Kusanagi Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima.
After a few more meetings together while exchanging books to read, Yoshiki starts to develop romantic feelings for Sumire. In the anime it is discovered that he is one of Lucif's followers named Aion, he tries to take Sumire's fragment but stops because he cared for her, thus, he betrays Lucif, but Lucia, not knowing of his betrayal, kills him. In the manga, Aion is a sorcerer who seems to possess Lucif and Yoshiki. Nene Mikumo Voiced by: Sakura Nogawa, she encourages her younger brother Riku in his attempts to ask Sumire out on a date. Riku Mikumo Voiced by: Hiromi Hirata. Multiple times, Riku attempts to ask Sumire out on a date, but something always interferes, leaving him heartbroken each time, he has a timid personality, which makes it more difficult to ask Sumire out. Mika Voiced by: Kaya Miyake, she has a tomboyish personality. Kyōko Voiced by: Noriko Shitaya. Shizu Voiced by: Tomo Adachi. Lilith Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki