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The Anti Spirit Team is the main branch of the Japan Self Ground-Defense Forces responsible for the land-based military operations. It is the de facto army of Japan. They are the main antagonistic faction in Date A Live Season 1 and later become a minor anti-heroic faction in Date A Live II after the Deus.Ex.Machina Industries become the true main antagonistic faction in Date A Live Franchise.

Anti Spirit Team 

The Anti Spirit Team is a special unit within the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Japan's army) that is designed to suppress and ultimately eliminate the threat posed by Spirits. They utilize Combat Realizer units (CR Units) layered on top of combat wiring suits to enhance normal human capabilities while providing offensive and defensive combat capabilities.

The CR-Units are based upon equipment that utilizes technology recovered by humans after the first spacequake that have been described as "magic through science". The CR Units of the AST have an operating area otherwise known as the operator's "personal territory" that can be expanded or contracted at the will of the operator, thus leading to a decrease or an increase in the territory's effective capability. In this personal territory, the impossible can occur thus leading to the description of "magic through science". 

Foundation and History

Commonly known simply as AST, the Anti Spirit Team was a front organization founded by wealthy Minister of Defense Saeki. The Minister Saeki, purportedly a passionate environmentalist, founded Japan Ground Self Defenses Forces in order to legally obtain materials from deactivated nuclear and astronautic facilities, while secretly developing them into weapons and military magi-tech technologies. 

When the first spacequake happened, the Spirits appeared in the real world. To protect the mankind, the Anti Spirit Team was founded as well as similar organizations in many countries of the world. Most soldiers AST are poorly trained and incompetents, thanks to this the Japanese AST lost a lot of money and fame for these failures, especially with Isaac Ray Peram Westcott who had to send the DEM Industry Alpha Team of Japan Branch only to capture a Spirit that AST could not.

Notable AST Members



  • Tohka originally referred to the AST's the "mecha mecha squad".
  • Based on Episode 06, it can be Concluded que there are at least 20 wizards in the AST in Tenguu City.
  • Some members of the AST are also members of Deus.Ex.Machina Industries.


Date A Live Villains
Tohka Yatogami · Yoshinon · Kurumi Tokisaki · Kurumi Tokisaki Clone · Kotori Itsuka · Miku Izayoi · Natsumi · Origami Tobiichi · Rinne Sonogami · First Spirit · Phantom · Nia Honjou
Spirits Inverse Form
Dark Tohka · Dark Origami · Dark Nia
Zadkiel · Sandalphon · Gabriel · Rafael · Haniel · Metatron · Camael · Zafkiel · Nehemah · Eden · Rasiel · Kerubiel
Demon Kings
Nehemah · Satan · Beelzebub
Deus.Ex.Machina Industries
Isaac Ray Peram Westcott · Ellen Mira Mathers · Roger Murdoch · James A. Paddington · Captain Reys · Jessica Bailey · Mildred F. Fujimura · Edgar F. Caroll · Russell · Arbatel Pilots · Ashcroft Assembly · Andrew Kersee Dunstan Francis Barbirolli · Material A · Artemisia Bell Ashcroft · Neryl Island Westcott Organization

DEM Industries Board of Members

Roger Murdoch · Russell · Simpson
Kotori Itsuka · Kyouhei Kannazuki
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko Kusakabe · Origami Tobiichi · Mana Takamiya · Tomonara · Kagaya · Morie
Special Sorcery Service
Minerva Liddell · Artemisia Bell Ashcroft · Ashley Sinclair · Cecil O'Brien · Leonora Sears
Okamine Heavy Industries
Torataro Okamine
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Sansa Tsukamoto · General Kritani · Major · Minister of Defense Saeki
Izabell · Daisy · Charllote Meyers
Corrupted Shido Itsuka · The Abusers · Kidnnapers · Hotshot TV Producer · The Offenders · Woman · The Dark Guardian
Robots & Tools
Bandersnatch Droid DD007 · Bandersnatch Drone · Satellite Humpty Dumpty
Video Games
Rinne Sonogami · Marina Arusu