The cast of Vandread:


Major Characters:
Hibiki Tokai
Dita Liebely
Meia Gisborn
Jura Basil Elden
Duero McFile
Bart Garsus
Barnette Orangello
Parfet Balblair
Magno Vivian (The Boss)
Buzam A. Calessa
Gascogne Rheigau
Paiway Underberg
Pyoro
Ezra Vieil
Amarone Slaintheav
Belvedere Coco
Celtic Midori
Misty Cornwell
 

Minor Characters:
Taraak Prime Minister
Rabat
Fanieta
Seran
Kahlua
Shirley
Liz
Patch
Kokoperi
Rebecca
Valore
Jin
Zen (Grandpa)
Anri (Grandma)
Ozeki



MAJOR CHARACTERS:



NAME: Hibiki Tokai
AGE: 16
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 10th October
HEIGHT: 147cm
WEIGHT: 50kg

Hibiki is essentially the main protagonist in the series. Coming from a lousy past as a third class engineer upon Taraaku, he is quite determined to make a name for himself. Henceforth he is rough, stubborn, and quite keen to try anything new. Yet it is this hot-headed attitude that gets him into a lot of trouble. Hibiki manages to succeed to retrieve the Bangata he set out to steal and ends up using it for the rest of the series. He also finds that, because of the praxis explosion, he can link up with the Dreads to form the ultimate mecha weapon. At first Hibiki is uncomfortable with his new found surroundings on board the Nirvana. But eventually Hibiki develops some rather vital leadership skills. and becomes a vital asset to the Nirvana and her crew.

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NAME: Dita Liebely
AGE: 16
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 1st September
HEIGHT: 158cm
WEIGHT: 46kg

Dita is the most jovial person on board the Nirvana. Even when the going is tough, her eternal smile never falters and she always cheers everyone up when the everyone is feeling down.
Dita also serves as the typical love interest for Hibiki. When they meet for the first time, Dita, having seen nothing like Hibiki before, is convinced he's an alien. Hibiki is freaked out and flees. Dita, however, is delighted that she made contact with 'aliens' and takes up pursuit....
....and spends the rest of the series doing so! ^__^ Yet it is Dita's bizarre interest with aliens that provide her with an escape route from the harsh realities of the world around her. In fact, she admits she had a belief that the aliens would come and take everyone away to a better place.
However, in spite of her youth, inexperience and her position as a rookie pilot, it is through her affection for Hibiki that she grows up - Even if he thinks she's totally nuts.

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NAME: Meia Gisborn
AGE: 19
BLOOD TYPE: B
BIRTHDATE: 10th June
HEIGHT: 169 cm
WEIGHT: 51 kg

Meia is perhaps the most enigmatic (and therefore most popular!) character in Vandread. Her emotionless-ness, determination and self-tortured behaviour is all the product of a bad childhood: She was, at first, happy with her family but this fell away as she lost all her family in "an incident". Consequently, she shut herself off the rest of the world. Since then, she's avoided contact with other humans, been unable to determine the difference between strength and weakness, and possessed a distrust for technology (in fact, that head ornament is from "the incident" - She wears it like a guilty conscious.). Eventually she was picked up by Magno and has been living a pirates life ever since. She does her job, as leader of the Dread fighters, well and carries an extreme hatred for men. Eventually, however, she manages to establish a bond with Hibiki and they both end up becoming the best of friends.

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NAME: Jura Basil Elden
AGE: 20
BLOOD TYPE: AB
BIRTHDATE: 31st August
HEIGHT: 174cm
WEIGHT: 53kg

Jura is Meia's deputy in leading the Dreads into battle. And as well as being a Dread pilot, Jura is also rather skilled in the art of swordplay.
However Jura's fighting skills are overshadowed by one thing: her arrogance. Jura is way concerned with her appearance and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Like Dita, she too has a fascination for Hibiki but, unlike Dita, this fascination isn't affectionate. Jura wants to utilise the hapless Hibiki to further her own twisted schemes. After finding out that Hibiki's bangata can combine with Dita's and Meia's Dreads, Jura tries to persuade Hibiki to unite with her own Dread.

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NAME: Duero McFile
AGE: 17
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 16th March
HEIGHT: 188cm
WEIGHT: 76kg

When Duero was on Taraaku he was a First class citizen, fresh from graduating at the military academy and ready to serve as a military doctor on the Ikazuchi. However when the Ikazuchi was attacked, Duero was taken as a prisoner - That is, until he convinced the women that he was a doctor and therefore a vital asset to their cause. Although he may seem cold and calculating at times, he does, however, do his job well and is quite capable of thinking quickly in a crisis situation. What's more, he also seems to develop feelings for Parfet...

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NAME: Bart Garsus
AGE: 16
BLOOD TYPE: A
BIRTHDATE: 3rd January
HEIGHT: 184cm
WEIGHT: 71kg

Like Duero, Bart was facing a new career on board the Ikazuchi - in the gallery. But then the Ikazuchi was attacked and Bart, being a coward by nature, fled into hiding. He was later recovered following the Praxis explosion and explained (lied) to the Boss that he was the pilot of the Ikazuchi. And, thanks to the effects of the praxis explosion, Bart found himself linked to the ship itself and the only one capable of controlling ship's power! Unfortunately for Bart, life on board the Nirvana isn't easy: He's arrogance and cowardly behaviour isn't tolerated lightly by the women and he's romantic advances onto Buzam don't really work out. But in spite of it all, Bart does possess a high sense of honour and responsibility.

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NAME: Barnette Orangello
AGE: 18
BLOOD TYPE: A
BIRTHDATE: 4th October
HEIGHT: 163cm
WEIGHT: 49kg

Like Jura, Dita and Meia, Barnette is a Dread pilot. She is quite stubborn and holds a very poor tolerance level for men - and as a consequence she tends to wind up in a lot of situations of conflict with Hibiki. Barnette is also Jura's inseparable friend and she holds a fetish for antiqued firearms.

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NAME: Parfet Balblair
AGE: 18
BLOOD TYPE: AB
BIRTHDATE: 23rd November
HEIGHT: 155cm
WEIGHT: 44kg

Parfet is the chief engineer in the women pirates. Because of her job, she contains the peculiar belief that anything that moves is alive. Thus she treats the ship as a living being. She also holds feelings for Duero - even though she is puzzled by these feelings and, as a consequence, handling them in an awkward manner.

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NAME: Magno Vivian (The Boss)
AGE: 108
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 25th December
HEIGHT: 148cm
WEIGHT: 73kg

As the nickname suggests, Magno is the leader of the pirates. Her move into piracy came after she had lost her home and everything back on Mejarru. This left Magno with a will to survive and so she left Mejarru to roam the stars. Consequently she is very committed to her cause and interested in the welfare of her crew - as well as providing vital insights and wisdom.

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NAME: Buzam A. Calessa
AGE: 28
BLOOD TYPE: A
BIRTHDATE: 4th April
HEIGHT: 173cm
WEIGHT: 61kg

BC is Magno's lieutenant as well her bodyguard. She is a master tactician - Yet no amount of battle planning can allow her to escape being bothered by Bart and his romantic advances. But BC has no time for the cowardly pilot - You see, BC has her own secret agenda......
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NAME: Gascogne Rheigau
AGE: 32
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 21st September
HEIGHT: 178cm
WEIGHT: 66kg

Next in command after BC, Gasco is in charge of maintenance and supplies. She often accompanies the Dreads into battle with a supply ship. She does her job well and is always encouraging others to smile (even though she gets annoyed at being referred to as 'Gasco'). She is also on hand to guide Hibiki through life - in her own unique way - And she never, EVER looses at cards! ^_^

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NAME: Paiway Underberg
AGE: 11
BLOOD TYPE: B
BIRTHDATE: 21st December
HEIGHT: 137cm
WEIGHT: 30kg

 

Paiway is perhaps the most unusual character on the Nirvana. She spends most of her time invading other people's privacy with notebook and camera making "Pai'check's!" Her methods of communication is also bizarre: When engaged in conversation, she will frequently say a few sentences via her frog puppet (each sentence having 'kero!' (ribbit) at the end). Aside from this, Pai serves as a nurse on board the Nirvana and helps out Duero. She is also quite annoyed that Dita, someone whom she held a close connection with, spends far too much time with Hibiki.

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NAME: Pyoro

Pyoro is the only Navy unit left on the Ikazuchi that remains functional - Even though it was severely damaged in the pirate's attack. Curiously, due to the malfunction, Pyoro has achieved something unique among machines: the development of feelings(!). Pyoro, along with Hibiki, Duero and Bart, is integrated into the pirates. And it is there that he becomes something of a mediator between everyone (?!?!). Pyoro is often found subjected to Parfet's various experiments - much to his annoyance.

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NAME: Ezra Vieil
AGE: 24
BLOOD TYPE: B
BIRTHDATE: 8th July
HEIGHT: 160cm
WEIGHT: 45kg
 

Ezra is one of four pirates stationed at the Nirvana's bridge. She operates the communication's desk. However, at the beginning of First Stage she develops peculiar sensations within her stomach - This however is revealed as pregnancy!

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NAME: Amarone Slaintheav
AGE: 19
BLOOD TYPE: A
BIRTHDATE: 6th May
HEIGHT: 152cm
WEIGHT: 43kg
 

Amarone is one of four pirates who keep all bridge operations running smoothly.

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NAME: Belvedere Coco
AGE: 18
BLOOD TYPE: B
BIRTHDATE: 3rd Febuary
HEIGHT: 162cm
WEIGHT: 51kg
 


Belvedere is one of four bridge operators on board the Nirvana.

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NAME: Celtic Midori
AGE: 17
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 11th October
HEIGHT: 148cm
WEIGHT: 40kg

Along with Ezra, Amarone and Belvedere, Celtic's place on the Nirvana is on the bridge. Yet she is most oddest out of the four: She does her job dressed up in some unusual costume (in fact, she has a whole wardrobe full of them!) - She is mostly seen dressed in a teddy bear outfit.

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NAME: Misty Cornwell
AGE: 14
BLOOD TYPE: O
BIRTHDATE: 19th June
HEIGHT: 149cm
WEIGHT: 37kg

 

Misty is a later addition to the Nirvana - She shows up in the beginning of Second Stage. Misty is found floating in space within the confines of a capsule. She is recovered and is instantly smitten by Hibiki - due to the fact that he's the first one she sees. She later spends much of the Second Stage chasing after him - Much to Dita's annoyance. In time Misty then tries to chat up Meia (?!) as well as eventually getting on everyone's nerves. Aside from this she doesn't really seem to contribute much to the functioning of the Nirvana.
Yet in spite of her smart-arse attitude, Misty has a desperate longing to find a place where she belongs on board the Nirvana and wants to become part of the camaraderie that holds all the pirates together.

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MINOR CHARACTERS:

 

NAME: Taraak Prime Minister

This fellow is the first character to appear in Vandread. he is present at the launch and orders the Ikazauchi to be launched.

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NAME: Rabat

Rabat (Rat Bastard) is an intergalactic trader. Although he is a swindler and a con-artist, he has some vital information as to what exactly the enemies are that the Nirvana are up against. He is accompanied by an orang-utan called Butan.

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NAME: Fanieta

Fanieta is the ruler of the planet Anthopos, who are waiting for the return of the Munya (the Harvesters)

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NAME: Seran

When an uprising causes Hibiki to flee the Nirvana, he runs into a group of men and women living together calling themlsevs the Melanians. One of them, Seran takes a shine to Hibiki and leaves a lasting impression

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NAME: Kahlua

Kahlua is Ezra's baby who is born early in Second Stage. All of the crew take a shine to her and it was The Boss who choose the name. Pyoro seems quite protective of Kahlua to the point of calling her 'Pyoro-2' but Kahlua develops a strong liking for Meia.

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NAME: Shirley

Shirley is a resident on a planet contaminated by disease. When the Nirvana arrives, Shirley develops a liking for Bart and even listens to his fabricated stories. As is the culture of her planet, she even makes a doll fashioned in his likeness.

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NAME: Liz

Liz is the commander of a battered space station called Outpost Delta 6. Inhabited by people fleeing from the harvesters, Liz looks out for them despite her somewhat ruthless nature. She also appears to be a former lover of Rabat.

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NAME: Patch

Patch is Liz's underling (and standard issue Heavy)

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NAME: Kokoperi

Kokoperi comes for a planet where people speak in thoughts having lost their tongues to the Harvesters. He guides Hibiki on the correct path in conquering his fears.

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NAME: Rebecca

Rebecca is with the pirates - only she decided to stay behind on Mejerr whilst Magno took the others out hunting. She appears to have known Magno for a long time and has held a high position in the piratical hierarchy.  Rebecca is also Kahlua's Fahma - a fact that gets her into conflict with Pyoro

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NAME: Valore

Valore is another of the pirates left of Mejerr. She seems to take a commanding role in the final battle. Valore also appears to be something of a hothead and have fought alongside Meia previously.

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NAME: Jin

Jin is Hibiki's Grandfather who raised him. Jin is a member of the first generation and volunteered to look after the rest of them as they rested in stasis. In that time, he has tried hard to make something grow on the wasted surface of Taraak.

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NAME: Zen

Zen is the ruler of Taraak, widely addressed as Grandpa, and a member of the first generation.

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NAME: Anri

Anri is the ruler of Mejerr, widely addressed as Grandma, and a member of the first generation.

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NAME: Ozeki Kyunmel

Ozeki is a grizzled bangata pilot who leads an entire squadron in the final battle. He appears to be skilled combatant, quite courageous and offers Hibiki some encouragement.

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