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- This article deals with the Tohka Yatogami of the main timeline. For the parallel world Tohka please refer to the Beast article.
|“||You were there for me, you saved me, much like how today, you asked me out on a date and showed me how nice this world is.||”|
—Tohka Yatogami, to Shido Itsuka
|Hair Color||Dark Plum|
|Rank|| AAA-Class Spirit (Spirit Form) |
SS-Class Spirit (Inverse Form)
|Novel Debut||Volume 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Tohka Yatogami (
When Tohka first appeared on Earth, on the 10th of April, she came under attack by the AST. That was also the same day Shido encountered Tohka and later discovered the real reason behind the spacequake incidents. The next time Tohka encountered Shido, she was again under attack by the AST. During Tohka and Shido's short conversation on their second encounter, Shido gave Tohka her name. During their third meeting in which they went out on a date, Tohka and Shido established a bond, as the boy explained to the Spirit that not all humans were like the AST, who are out to kill her. It was during this time after their date got interrupted by the AST that Tohka had her powers sealed by kissing Shido for the first time.
After her powers had been sealed, Tohka's mental state was still unstable and could go off at any moment, mainly due to her emotions which she didn't understand or know how to handle. But, thanks to some consultation from Reine and some reassuring words from Shido, Tohka was able to better control her feelings of jealousy regarding Shido. After being sealed, Tohka started attending the same school, grade, and class as Shido thanks to the help of Ratatoskr. She made friends while at school, but at the same time, she still sees Origami as an enemy (in many ways), who was also at the same school and classroom as Shido and her. Tohka is currently living in an apartment complex made by Ratatoskr for Spirits beside the Itsuka residence where Shido lives.
Tohka is a girl with very long, dark-purple hair usually tied back with a ribbon of sorts, and matching dark purple eyes with white irises. Shido describes her as an "impossibly beautiful girl.” Tohka's height is stated to be 155cm, and her three sizes are B84/W58/H83
Upon her arrival on Earth, Tohka wore an Astral Dress with a black, cream, and pink color scheme and a set of purple-and-cream plated armor which adorned her shoulders and waist. The Dress is open at the back and made up into a black corset (which exposes a part of her cleavage) and a two-layered, knee-length skirt which has a pink-to-white gradient. Her hair is tied back using a butterfly-shaped hair accessory. She also wears a pair of gauntlets which have petal-like cuffs, both sharing the same color scheme as her attire, as well as a pair of armored boots.
Upon her admission to Raizen High School, Tohka adopts the female uniform of the said school. This apparel consists of a black, long-sleeved top (winter), or a white, short-sleeved top (summer), together with a blue skirt, and a pair of long, black stockings that reach up to half of her thigh.
In her Inverse Form, Tohka's hair turns dark purple-to-white gradient. Her eyes have also reversed its color scheme, turning soft pink with white irises. She wore a dark violet dress attached with black laces and a set of grayish magenta-and-dark pink plated armor which adorned her shoulders and waist. The dress is open at the back and the front, to which exposed most of her skin and a two-layered, knee-length skirt. She also wears a dark violet butterfly-shaped hair accessory with pointy edges while Inversed.
When Tohka first appeared on Earth, unsealed, she had a cold, and emotionless demeanor. She was very wary of humans due to her being constantly attacked by the AST before Shido finally got the chance to talk to her. However, after Shido sealed her powers, she could finally develop and express feelings, as well as experience life on Earth. Because Tohka is new to everything (including her emotions), she has a very cheerful and child-like personality that can make her seem naïve, emotional, energetic, and gullible at times. She easily became excited at seeing all the things on Earth that she had never seen before. Origami has used her naïve nature against her on multiple occasions. She usually needs one of her friends (mostly Shido) to point out to her when she is being tricked. She has a voracious appetite, with a particular fondness for kinako bread.
Despite her lack of knowledge or experience, Tohka does have a reasonable sense of embarrassment, as shown by her overreacting when caught in humiliating situations. She did not, however, initially know what a kiss was, nor did she hesitate in performing one the first time with Shido, but later found she hates seeing him kiss other girls. At times, Tohka can be surprisingly insightful, as well as perceptive and understanding in regards to other people's feelings, especially when it concerns Shido and her fellow Spirits. She also initially had a difficulty of understanding the concept of love, not realizing what her feelings for Shido were until Volume 12.
It has been shown several times that Tohka has a decent level of sensibility and common sense towards the battle, which arguably is the only thing of which she has any real memories. During her battle with Origami in her spirit form, she was able to analyze Origami's new powers quickly and came up with the best way for her to counter them. This expertise could also be the result of her constant battles with the AST until she met Shido.
When in agreement to something, Tohka often has a verbal tic of saying "umu" (うむ), an old-fashioned expression of affirmation.
Compared to Tohka, Tenka is considerably more hostile than her other self. While Tohka would normally hold back so as not to kill her opponents (unless severely angered), Tenka will utilize unrestrained force to eliminate her foes. During Tohka's first Inversion, she also appears to lose her recent memories, namely her memories of Shido and comes to interpret him as a human trying to deceive her. This paranoia was likely born from Mio trying to kill her seconds after being born.
Tenka also has a haughty demeanor, constantly looking down on humans for being inferior and having pride in her status as a pure Spirit. Tenka often speaks in a rude and informal manner, rarely ever addressing others by name as a likely result of not having one herself for a long time. At times, she is particularly blood-thirsty in combat, relishing a good fight against a worthy opponent like Mukuro or Origami. However, Shido takes notice that deep down her personality isn't too different from how Tohka was initially. Tenka also has a soft spot for Tohka, whom she views as a little sister of sorts. Despite her short temper, she is willing to be patient for the sake of Tohka's happiness. Ultimately, Tenka proves to be a rather selfless person underneath it all, even taking in Mio's Sephira Crystal so Tohka can enjoy her last moments happily.
Tenka was inadvertently created by Mio Takamiya when she was experimenting with a new method for creating Sephira Crystals; while normally infusing the Crystals she created with negative emotions, causing them to become Qlipha Crystals and require purification, Mio this time tried to forgo this by infusing this Crystal with a positive emotion: love. However, the newly created Crystal then proceeded to take human form, resulting in the birth of Tenka. This is also why she is the only Spirit who didn't have a name until Shido gave her one.
While initially shocked at her creation, Mio ultimately concluded that Tenka was too much of an unknown variable and had to be removed. However, noticing Mio's ill intent, Tenka immediately summoned her Demon King, <Nahemah>, and attacked her creator, but was easily defeated and reduced her back to a Sephira Crystal. Still, Mio knew she would eventually revive unless she destroyed the Crystal. However, she couldn't bring herself to do it, as she was the only other Pure Spirit in existence. Instead, Mio chose to embrace her as her daughter and use her in her plans. Afterwards, Tenka found herself dormant as another personality took over her body. Despite having her body robbed from her, Tenka bore no grudge against this other self, who she viewed as her sole companion. Tenka eventually regained consciousness in their mind, but could not see, hear, smell, or sense anything other than this other self's emotions. As her other self grew to hate humanity, Tenka felt this and subsequently came to hate humans as well. Eventually, this other self would encounter Shido Itsuka and be given the name Tohka.
Out of all the Spirits, Tohka had the least contact with society, only ever appearing in the world through spacequakes. Because of this, whenever she appeared in the world, the AST would ambush her. This, along with her lack of knowledge about society, Tohka came to believe that all of humanity was out to kill her and that she couldn't trust anyone.
- Light Novel
- Volume 1-20, 22
- Date A Live Encore 1-10
- Volume 21
- Date A Live (2012)
- Appearances: Chapter 1-6
- Date A Live (2013-2014)
- Appearances: Chapter 1-
- Date AST Like
- Appearances: Chapter 2, 4, 9
- Date A Live (2012)
Powers and Abilities
As stated by Mio herself, Tohka is an incredibly powerful Spirit and skilled fighter in both her Spirit Form and Inverse Form respectively. After acquiring Mio's Sephira Crystal, in addition to gaining some of her abilities, Tohka became able to combine both forms to create a wholly new form unique to herself.
Whereas most Spirits use their Reiryoku in the form of an element or a reality-altering ability, Tohka wields it as pure energy. She can manipulate this energy to increase both her offensive and defensive abilities as well as create barriers around herself, shoot energy blasts from her hands or fingertips, and create shockwaves with a mere arm swipe or foot stomp. All of this causes Tohka to be a highly offensive combatant who's fighting style mostly consists of strong and swift physical attacks.
After Tohka's power was sealed by Shido, she can still retrieve a bit of her original power. While this at first only happened when her mental condition became unstable, she eventually learns to take back about about 10% of her power at will in the form of a Limited-Release Astral Dress. During Volume 10, Tohka was able to take back the entirety of her powers. However, this was only done subconsciously and she still cannot take back all her powers at will.
Due to being a Pure Spirit, Tohka can resurrect herself if killed as long as her Sephira Crystal is intact. However, this also means that she will die if the Sephira Crystal were to be destroyed.
Weapon: Throne, broadsword
Tohka's Angel is <Sandalphon>, which takes on the form of a gilded throne that doubles as the scabbard for her broadsword. The sword seems to share she same skill set as Tohka, who uses Reiryoku encasement on it to increase it's strength. She can also use it to fire energy slashes or shockwaves.
The throne itself seems to be a kind of support machine, being able to transform into certain modes that can enhance Tohka's abilities.
Final Sword: Halvanhelev (
Armor Mode: Ratelibish (
Unnamed Jet Mode: By knocking the throne down horizontally, it can be changed into a transport vessel, which can be ridden and fly at great speeds.
Tenka's overall abilities are similar to Tohka's, just darker in color and nature. However, unlike Tohka, she does not hold back while fighting, causing her to be an overall far more aggressive fighter. In fact, according to Ratatoskr's Daily Observations, Tenka's offensive stats are actually greater than Tohka's, but at the cost of lowering her defense as a trade-off. However, despite this, Tenka was still able to endure a point-blank attack from the "World's Strongest Wizard," Ellen Mira Mathers, and come out undamaged.
Inverse Spirit Data
Weapon: Throne, single-edged sword
Astral Dress: Unnamed
Tenka's Demon King, <Nahemah>, is described as being the polar opposite of Tohka's <Sandalphon>. Instead, it is a one-edged sword that remains separate from a dark grey collared throne. However, like Tenka and Tohka's powers, the abilities of <Nahemah> are generally the same as <Sandalphon> just darker in color.
Final Sword: Paverschlev (
Weapon: Duel broadswords
During the movie, Mayuri Judgement, Tohka temporarily gains the Spirit Power of all the spirits Shido had sealed up until that point. While in this state, she gains a new Astral Dress that is a fusion of both her own and those of the other spirits. Additionally, she also gains a new Angel called Shekinah, which, like her own Angel Sandalphon, is a broadsword. She also maintains her ability to summon Sandalphon, allowing her to dual-wield both Angels at once.
After taking in Mio's Sephira Crystal, Tohka inherited Mio's ability to rewrite the world and freely manipulate the laws of reality at will. By doing so, she is able to give a temporary body to her inverse self, Tenka. However, Tenka notes that most of the reiryoku they could have used was spent managing the perfect world and suppressing the immune instinct of the Sephira from taking over.
After gaining full access to her power just as Tenka's world was about to collapse, Tohka and Tenka fused together, manifesting a new Astral Dress with beautiful wings adorned on her back just like Mio. In this form, she is able to manifest and use both her Demon King and Angel in conjunction with each other, wielding <Nahemah> on her left hand and <Sandalphon> with her right hand.
Final Sword: Yezelhlev (
Even in her sealed state, Tohka has displayed physical abilities far above that of an avarage human. She once broke the Raizen High School girls' record on the high jump while she was, in fact, trying her hardest to hold back. Her many battles with <Sandalphon> have also molded Tohka into an expert swordswoman, being able to outduel Shido with pure skill and only 1% of her power.
Similarly, Tohka's senses have been honed to a superhuman level though constant battle. She is, for example, able to instinctively sense when she is in danger, though she cannot feel anything when Ratatoskr, who had no intention of harming her, are watching her. Also, during her first battle with Ellen, Tohka instinctively knew she was not an opponent that she could afford to hold back against. Finally, Tohka has an enhanced sense of smell, which she can use to easily locate and identify someone.
- (To Shido Itsuka) "Name, huh? I have... no such thing." 
- (To Shido Itsuka) "Why...? Is it not obvious?—After all, didn't you come to kill me too?" 
- (To Shido Itsuka) "Tohka. That's my name. Isn't it marvelous?" 
- (To Shido Itsuka) "It's the truth. There's nothing I can do about it. —I don't know how long ago it was, but I was suddenly born there. That's that. My memories are distorted and vague. I have no idea about things such as what kind of being I am." 
- (To Shido Itsuka) "Every time... I come to this world, I'm destroying part of something this wonderful." 
- (To Shido Itsuka) "...Is it really okay, for me to live?" 
- (To herself) "…………Aah, I see. That's right. How did I forget something like this. —The person who saved me, was this kind of man" 
- (To Ellen Mira Mathers) "Stop! Stop! Please Stop…..! Not that----not Shido….! I don't care what happens to me! I will do anything! I will listen to anything! That's why……….that's why, don't take Shido away from me…….!!" 
- (To Origami Tobiichi) "Tobiichi Origami. I hate you. Now, before and it will not change.------but, the [Hate] I have now is most likely different from the old [hate] I had. So------I will come with the intentions to Kill you-----Don’t die, Origami” 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “Shido saved me. You taught me about the beauty of this world. Shido was the one that made my world----then it’s my turn now to help Shido.” 
- (To herself) “I understand…………but don’t understand. Why would I feel this way? Even though I have to hurry up and save Shido now, these hindering thoughts won’t leave my head” 
- (To herself) "— Ah, I see...This feeling is love." 
- (To everyone) "“Shido……Shido! I love Shido! This ‘love” is different form the “love” to everyone else! Who would want to lose……! I want to be with Shido more! I want to spend more time with Shido! No……I don’t want to disappear……! I don’t want to be apart from Shido……!”" 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “──My name is Yatogami Tohka. An important name given to me by a important person. ──Isn’t that nice?” 
- (To Origami Tobiichi) “Found you, wench. …...Un? Along with other strange people. Towards Spirits——Hmph, the man from that time. Perfect, just burn into ashes together.” 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “Don’t let me... Don’t let ‘Tohka’ feel sad.” 
- (To Tohka Yatogami) " I see. But the opponent is our mother. Assuming you can fight, you must first create a surprise. If possible, make the most of the few minutes you have. At worst we will die again. No...... This time that woman will not make mistakes anymore. We will definitely disappear without any consciousness or debris left." 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “——Good-bye Shido, the date with you wasn’t bad.” 
- Tohka's name reflects the naming pattern amongst the Spirit characters. Her name is written as 十香, with the character for "Ten" composing her name (「十」香). The "Ten" in her name refers to the Tenth Sephira in the Tree of Life of Kabbalah, pertaining to Malkuth, which is Hebrew for "Kingdom." The concept of "Kingdom" is evident in her attire, which is a mix between the dress of a princess and the armor of a knight, and her weapon, which comes in the form of a throne.
- Her Demon King Nahemah is the tenth in the Qliphoth which also corresponds to her number.
- Tohka's name was given by Shido, based on the day of their first encounter, April 10. However, the kanji for “day” (日) is replaced with the homonymous kanji for “fragrance” (香).
- The kanji of Tohka's surname "Yatogami (夜刀神)" can be translated as "Night Sword God".
- The first kanji in Tenka's name (天) means "sky/heaven", but is homonymous with the English pronunciation of the number 10.
- Her angel's name, Sandalphon can be translated variously as "Lord of Extent of Height", "Co-brother" and "The Sound of Sandals."
- Sandalphon is associated with the planet Earth.
- Her second Angel in her full form, Shekinah, is Hebrew for dwelling. According to the Zohar, Shekinah is described as the Tenth Sephira and the Breath of Life for all humans on earth below the sefirotic realm.
- Tohka's Astral Dress's name is Adonai Melech which means "God is King" in Hebrew.
- In her full form, her Astral Dress has the character "万", meaning 10,000 or myriad, added to its Japanese name. The character also appears in Mayuri's name.
- The word Ensufall added to the end of the name of of her Astral Dress in her full form comes from the Hebrew אין-ספור (read ein-s'for) meaning "myriad".
- According to the afterword of Volume 7, Tohka's Inverse form having a more revealing design stems from the idea that an evil character is more prone to seducing the hero of a story, while if she is trying to be nice and hide her identity, she will behave more modest to mask her true nature.
- Tohka's threat level is AAA-class, but when she is Inversed, it's increased to SS-class, which is the exact same as Origami's levels in both normal and inverse forms.
- Tohka once made Shido promise to never kiss any other girl besides her, unaware it's the only way he can save other Spirits.
- In the Anime, Tohka's most valuable item is a bread-like pillow which she won at a game center with Shido; this one is destroyed due to Origami's bullet. But in the later episodes, she has this same kind of pillow inside her room.
- In the Date A Origami manga, Tohka has a robot version of herself that is even less intelligent than the real Tohka is.
- In the light novel and manga, Tohka learned the meaning of date before her first date with Shido, while in the Anime, she learned about it after her first date with Shido.
- In the Light Novel, Tohka adopts the school uniform from a nearby student. In the Anime, she adopted it from a picture of Origami that Shido had.
- According to the 4-koma comic from Ars Install novel, Tohka's intelligence level increases when she assumes her Spirit form and is currently unknown at which number it will stop increasing.
- Whenever Tohka calls out Shido's name, it is written in katakana (シドー) rather than kanji (士道).
- Her favorite thing is kinako bread, and her least favorite is injections. 
- According to Ratatoskr's Daily Observations and Encore 5, Tenka likes tuna-mayo onigiri and ironically hates kinako bread, viewing it as childish.