Note: The article covers the organization in various media appearances and has no intention of critizing said organization in real life.

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (陸上自衛隊 Rikujō Jieitai), also known as the JGSDF, is the main branch of Japan Self-Defense Forces and the de-facto army of Japan. They are the secondary antagonist organization on the anime Date A Live.

History and Foundation

The JGSDF was created on July 1, 1954. After the Cold War, their main concern was to maintain internal security in Japan and combat a possible Soviet invasion. The largest of the three services of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is responsible for maintaining internal security in Japan and operates under the command of the chief of ground staff, based in Ichigaya, Tokyo.

Deus.Ex.Machina Industries

In secret from the world, Japan Ground Self Defense has a majority of the craft of weapons and technology, its relationship with the DEM industries is not shown to the public and neither the world's authorities, in secret the two factions work together in creating shadows and developing weapons, building new types of combat units Realizer and even using living people as designs for new weapons testing.

Anti-Spirit Team

The Anti-Spirit Team (AST) is a special unit within the JGSDF designed to suppress and eliminate spirits by means of killing them, although they have yet to do anything more than drive them off. The public has no knowledge of this Special Forces Unit. Currently, it is shown that the AST is made purely out of females and for the most part teenage girls.

Known Members


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