Daiya Irma is one of the Processors of the Spearhead Squadron. An elite four-year veteran of the Eastern Battlefront, he has earned the personal codename Black Dog. He and Anju have been in the same squadron since they were conscripted and are close friends. At the start of Volume 1, he is 17 years old.
A Sapphira, he has blond hair and blue eyes. He is described as a tall and lanky boy. As with the other members of Spearhead, he is dressed in scavenged desert camouflage fatigues.
He is described as someone prone to awkward or uncomfortable situations. In Volume 1, he barges in on the girls bathing in a creek and is promptly attacked by a barrage of thrown objects.
Daiya also has a tactful and compassionate side. He comforts Kurena when she becomes frustrated by the unwanted interference of Lena in the squadron's downtime. Anju also recalls his complimenting her hair while they were in their first squadron, even though he knew she was only growing it out to hide her scars.
Daiya was born in the Republic Year 350. This makes him a year older than most of the other characters, though he is a year younger than Kaie and Kujo.
Anju and Daiya were both assigned to the same squadron after conscription. They became close friends and continued to serve in the same squadrons for the next four years. During those years, Daiya would earn the codename Black Dog.
The pair were assigned to the Spearhead Squadron in RY 367. He took command of the 5th Platoon of Spearhead. After several months of defensive battles, Daiya was killed in action shortly before the Republic's Revolution Festival.
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- Daiya's codename Black Dog is related to the European folklore of black dogs, which "serve as familiars for witches and warlocks." The codenames of Daiya and Anju, whose codename is Snow Witch, are symbolic of their close relationship. It may also be indicative of the power balance between the two, as Anju appears to be the more authoritative one of the two.