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

Spirits of Origin
Mio Takamiya | Isaac Ray Peram Westcott

Yoshinon | Kurumi Tokisaki | Miku Izayoi | Natsumi | Origami Tobiichi | Rinne Sonogami | First Spirit | Phantom

Spirits Inverse Form
Dark Tohka | Dark Origami | White Queen

Zadkiel | Gabriel | Camael | Zafkiel | Nehemah | Eden | Kerubiel

Demon Kings

Deus.Ex.Machina Industries
Isaac Ray Peram Westcott | Ellen Mira Mathers | Nibelcol | Roger Murdoch | James A. Paddington | Jessica Bailey | Edgar F. Caroll | Russell | Arbatel Pilots | Ashcroft Assembly | Andrew Kersee Dunstan Francis Barbirolli | Artemisia Bell Ashcroft | Neryl Island Westcott Organization

DEM Industries Board of Members
Roger Murdoch | Russell | Simpson

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

Charllote Meyers | Izabell | Daisy

Robots and Machines
D.E.M Industries Droid Army | Satellite Humpty Dumpty

Video Game Exclusive
Rinne Sonogami | Marina Arusu

Other Antagonists
The Abusers | Kidnnapers | Hotshot TV Producer | The Offenders | The Dark Guardian | DEM Industry Alpha Team of Japan Branch | Anti-Isaac Faction | Japan Ground Self-Defense Force