Sega has updated the official website for A Certain Magical Virtual-On with details on characters Kazari Uiharu and Ruiko Saten, and Virtuaroids Grys-Vok and Apharmd S.
Get the details below.
◆ Kazari Uiharu (voiced by Aki Toyosaki)
A Level 1 first-year middle school student belonging to the 177th Judgement Branch Office. In contrast to her gentle speech and conduct, she has stand-out talent in the IT field, possessing unparalleled data-processing skills and freely operating the Grys-Vok, which has a complicated fire-control system (FCS). At the Virtual-On competition being held in this game, she joins the Judge Igniters team with Mikoto Misaka, Kuroko Shirai, Ruiko Saten, and company. When in battle, she makes use of her Virtuaroid’s special abilities and focuses solely on fire support from the rear.
Grys-Vok [“Judge Igniters”]
Virtuaroid: SAV-326-D/9/VSL GRYS-VOK “Judge Igniters”
A multipurpose firepower-loaded Virtuaroid. The Virtuaroid that introduced the concept of a Unit Skeleton System, it has a unique appearance in that it wears a Grys unit that integrates the shoulder girdle and arm parts on top of a compact Virtuaoid called Vok like a “Helping Hands” comedy routine. Commonly referred to as “The Running Powder Keg, it exhibits outstanding performance as a Support Attack Virtuaroid (SAV) due to its excess firepower and highly reliable construction. However, that power relies heavily on the finely chosen fire-control system (FCS). In Academy City, Kazari’s great affinity with this machine, like a fish in water, allows her to fight evenly even against higher Level students.
◆ Ruiko Saten (voiced by Kanae Ito)
An innocent and naive Level 0 student who is friends with Kazari Uiharu. Kazari introduces her to Mikoto and Kuroko and they become friends. The four of them are often seen hanging out together after school at family restaurants. Seemingly interested in the rough but versatile Virtuaroid line Apharmd, her favorite machine is Striker. However, although the Virtuaroid stresses firepower, it was a certain someone’s idea to equip it with a baseball cap and bat-like blunt weapon. While there is a rumor that Ruiko mistook the “S” in the Virtuaroid’s name, which stands for “Striker,” as meaning “Slugger,” she herself stubbornly denies it.
Apharmd S [“Judge Igniters”]
Virtuaroid: RVR-33/VSL Apharmd S “Judge Igniters”
A machine that stresses firepower, a large launcher forming a unique silhouette was built onto its shoulder. For close encounters, an exclusive large knife called “Critical Edge” is equipped to its lower back. Also, because it was originally developed to have multiple roles, there is a lot of room for custom improvements, and at the request of Ruiko, who loves this Virtuaroid, the machine was tuned to be slightly different from its original concept. Thanks to the high level of affinity between the pilot and machine, they manage to perform well. In some ways, it is perhaps the miracle machine of Academy City.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on February 15.