Banri Tada (多田 万里 Tada Banri) is a college freshman studying law at a private university in Tokyo. He is the main protagonist of the series. His hometown is Shizuoka Prefecture, and now living in a small apartment. He suffers from retrograde amnesia, unable to remember anything before the accident. He is followed by his own ghost which left his body after the accident.
Banri has green eyes and long brown hair. On the first episode, he wore a suit for his freshmen orientation, the suit consists of a black jacket with a blue tie over a white shirt. He is 5' 5". He is usually seen wearing casual clothes.Banri is a very kindhearted and benevolent person. Banri is shown to be a 'Ghost' of himself previously losing his memory; his lost memories reside in a spirit that watches over him. He does not have control over what the ghost does and he cannot remember what the ghost does to him; this may be hinting to a separate and distinct personality, though this may only apply to the anime. He is afraid of disappearing and does not want people to forget him.
It has been said during the anime that Banri acquired amnesia during an accident, where he fell of a bridge a day after his high school graduation party, causing the loss of all his memories before the accident. Afterwards, he spent a year in a hospital recuperating and under observation where he mostly avoided seeing his friends and family. He felt socially pressured by their expectations of wanting to see the old Banri. As he says the version of him alive now is the new Banri Tada and but he wants his old life with Linda to come back.
Banri is the protagonist of the series and is a college freshman studying law in a private university in Tokyo. His hometown is in the Shizuoka Prefecture, and he now lives alone in a small apartment. A little after his third-year high school graduation ceremony, he plummets from a bridge and then suffers from severe amnesia, unable to remember anything before the accident. For that reason, he missed the college entrance exam and one year of school because of his hospitalization. It is revealed in the anime series that a "ghost" of Banri's past before the accident follows the current Banri around hoping to reunite with his body so that he can get his memories back. It is also revealed that the ghost can control Banri's thoughts and feelings at times.
On Banri's first day of university, he runs late for the first-years orientation and is completely lost. When he tries to find his classes, he meets Mitsuo Yanagisawa, a first-year of his age who turns out to be in his classes. Mistuo reveals that he's actually running away from Kaga Koko, an old childhood friend who insists that they were meant to be together by destiny. During the whole season his bit and pieces of his memory and feelings come back. He feels that he needs Linda and the he cant go without her.
"Even if you think I’m a nuisance, no matter where you go, I’ll find you. I’ll always be listening for your voice. When the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the flowers scatter, when shadow looms. In every sign, I’ll search for your voice."
"Why do you still want to be my friend? Is it because you feel comfortable being with me? Because I understand your awkward and useless self, and yet still love you? Quit acting so spoiled. When you rejected me, you lost the right to want those things!"
"Do you want to go back? To the place where I used to be. I... I want to go back!"
"I feel like I can be reborn as a new person here. I can meet new friends, stay in a new place, and live in a new world. It's so much fun, and I'm so happy and satisfied. Even if I'm sad or lonely or make mistakes, everything shines like gold."
"The Present is ending . Here, countless versions of our past selves are always crying , laughing , falling in love , getting hurt , joking around , feeling happy and suffering . These feelings are born all the time and in the next moment, they became the past and die . It's over now . This is the end . but the truth is , everyone's time is like that . right after it's born , every moment becomes the past and dies . But.. I'm alive now . I'm here now . I can see this moment , the present , right now . Right now ... isn't that everything ? after that , I returned to my former self and lost all the memories since the accident."
- Banri knows Nana from a manga.
- Banri is voiced by the same voice actor who voiced Saitama from One Punch Man.