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Kōichi Minamoto
Kōichi Minamoto
Biographical Information
Kanji 皆本 光一
Rōmaji Minamoto Kōichi
Title
Characteristics
Age 20(Elementary Arc), 23(Middle School Arc), 25(High School Arc)
Gender Male
Height 181 cm
Weight 67 kg
Birth Date September 18
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Status
Status Active
Level
Power(s)
Occupation Supervisor
Affiliation The Children
B.A.B.E.L.
Family
Media
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Anime Debut Episode 1
Game Debut
Seiyū Yuichi Nakamura

Kōichi Minamoto (皆本 光一 Minamoto Kōichi) is the main male protagonist in the series despite having no esper powers, he has an outstanding intellect . He is the commander of a Special Esper team called The Children. He was the first commander that "The Children", Kaoru Akashi, Aoi Nogami and Shiho Sannomiya, liked. I-009 showed him a vision of the future in hopes that he can change it.

AppearanceEdit

Usually seen with a suit and glasses. Minamoto is a fairly tall man with dark hair and light colored skin. He is also considered to be rather handsome by many of the female characters.

Personality Edit

While good-natured and tolerant for the most part, there are times when he is pushed over his limits and comically displays an enraged Fist of the North Star-esque demeanor, complete with quotes, inspiring fear even on his superiors or The Children themselves. After the timeskip, Minamoto is assigned as supervisor to several other teams who act as support – "The Shadows of the Children", along with "The Explorer" and "The Sleeping Snow White." He also starts developing romantic feelings for Kaoru, although he keeps repressing them out of his obligation to properly guide her and his will to prevent their tragic fate.

HistoryEdit

Just like The Children under his care, Minamoto also experienced the sadness of being neglected for being more capable then those around him, as during his childhood, because he was too intelligent, the other children could not stand him and he had to attend special lessons in Comerica, away from his family.

PlotEdit

He is 20 years old at the start of the series and is the field leader of "The Children" Special Esper Team, not only giving them directions during missions but also overseeing their daily care. Even as they usually disobey and mistreat him, the girls highly esteem Minamoto, asking to reside with him soon after he is assigned to work with them. Nevertheless, the girls have shown to have grown positively under his watch (mostly because he's the only one who ever properly treated them as children).

Minamoto is good looking and usually more kind and responsible than his peers, he earns the affection of several females during the course of the series including The Children themselves who openly express their will to marry him once they become adults on several occasions and get angry on him when he gets too close to any other woman. Beside leading and raising the girls, his main concern throughout the series is toward averting the precognition of a mortal showdown with Kaoru in a war-torn city during Hyōbu's esper-led war against normals a decade in the future.

Abilities Edit

In the pilot chapter, Minamoto is also an esper with level 7 negation of anti-esper powers.

RelationshipsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Kōichi is named after Hikaru Genji (光源氏), the protagonist of the The Tale of Genji, who received the surname "Minamoto" upon being stripped of his royal status.
  • In one of the initial pilot chapters, Kōichi was a level 7 esper whose ability was the capacity to nullify other espers' powers, similar to Andy Hinomiya in The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke.

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