History Characters / ArakawaUnderTheBridge

27th Aug '16 12:05:42 AM kirara19
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* {{The Faceless}}es: Their faces, in a similar case as the Mayor's and Hoshi's, are obscured when they describe their past. This is also played in the cover of the 13th volume of the manga.
* HulkingOut: Given the circumstances of training with Sister... just like Stella, they spend a while transformed as such.

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* {{The Faceless}}es: TheFaceless: Their faces, in a similar case as the Mayor's and Hoshi's, are obscured when they describe their past. This is also played in the cover of the 13th volume of the manga.
* HulkingOut: Given the circumstances of training with Sister... just like Stella, they Stella. They only spend a while transformed as such.for a while.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto [spoiler: he also writes a blog under this identiry]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto [spoiler: [[spoiler: he also writes a blog under this identiry]].identity]].


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!!The Tengu Brothers

->'''Played by''': Creator/YuuichiNakamura (voices, anime)

The trio of "tengu" that live with Amazoness in the south part of the Arakawa's riverbank. They consider themselves as her "older brothers", as they often worry about her, especially in love matters. They will do everything for her, even if it implies using their mystical powers to obtain results. Amazoness refers to them as "women", since they use bikini tops over their t-shirts.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: They feel like they are responsible for the well-being of Amazoness, and they often take it overboard, even hypnotizing the parties involved to "convince" them that they "love" her.
* TheFaceless: They hide their faces under tengu masks, and there are rare sights of their faces in some manga panels, when they talk serious about Amazoness.
26th Aug '16 3:10:24 AM kirara19
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Rec's love interest and the reason he lives under the bridge. A {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes she's a Venusian [[spoiler:(she is actually from Venus, as it is revealed later]]. She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.

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Rec's love interest and the reason he lives under the bridge. A {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes she's a Venusian [[spoiler:(she is actually from Venus, as it is revealed later]].later)]]. She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.



* MysteriousPast: Her past and her "I'm a Venusian" claims are deliberately left out of focus earlier into the series. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she is really an alien, that she was left behind as some part of deal with the Mayor, and that Venusians are always fated to be with their "other halves" (they are always born in a pair of twins, and devote their love to each other, but since her twin died in Earth, she was left behind).]]

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* MysteriousPast: Her past and her "I'm a Venusian" claims are deliberately left out of focus earlier into the series. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she is really an alien, that she was left behind as some part of deal with the Mayor, and that Venusians are always fated to be with their "other halves" (they are always born in a pair of twins, and [[{{Twincest}} devote their love to each other, other]], but since her twin died in Earth, she was left behind).]]



* OfficialCouple: With Rec. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves".]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (Ni-no-san) on the tracker suit's jersey that she always wears.

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* OfficialCouple: With Rec. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves".halves" at the end of the series.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (Ni-no-san) (''Ni-no-san'') on the tracker suit's jersey that she always wears.



* PeopleInRubberSuits: He is not a real kappa, just a man who always is seen using a rubber suit.

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* PeopleInRubberSuits: He is not a real kappa, just a man who is always is seen using a rubber suit.suit. Then, HilarityEnsues when Rec is the only one who recognizes this.



* ScarsAreForever: Due to his HighPressureBlood coming out from a scar that is across his face, it's evident that it frenquently opens.

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* ScarsAreForever: Due to his HighPressureBlood coming out from a scar that is across his face, it's evident that it frenquently opens.frequently opens, and it will never heal.
26th Aug '16 1:48:52 AM kirara19
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* MysteriousPast: It's deliberately left OutOfFocus earlier in the series, especially concerning her "I'm a Venusian" claims. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she was left behind as some part of deal with the Mayor, after her twin died.]]

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* MysteriousPast: It's deliberately left OutOfFocus earlier in the series, especially concerning Her past and her "I'm a Venusian" claims. claims are deliberately left out of focus earlier into the series. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she is really an alien, that she was left behind as some part of deal with the Mayor, after and that Venusians are always fated to be with their "other halves" (they are always born in a pair of twins, and devote their love to each other, but since her twin died.died in Earth, she was left behind).]]



* TheStoic: She is always under a expresionless face, rarely showing a smile.

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* TheStoic: She is always under a expresionless face, rarely showing a smile. [[NotSoStoic Unless]] she shares a moment with Rec.



* {{Deliberately Cute Child}}ren:

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* {{Deliberately Cute Child}}ren: They are a pair of cute children who always do things together. They ''sometimes'' mean no harm to others, unless they are obeying Stella's orders.



* {{The Faceless}}es: Their faces, in a similar case as the Mayor's and Hoshi's, are obscured when they describe their past. This is also played in the cover of the 13th volume of the manga.



* MrImagination: Rec considers that the Iron Brothers are actually "chuunibyou", if they aren't what they claim to be.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks control their psychic powers, gravity and that they shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They claim that they have such, but it's never shown in the whole series.

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* MrImagination: Rec considers that the Iron Brothers are actually "chuunibyou", "chuunibyou" if they aren't what they claim to be.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks control their psychic powers, gravity and that they also shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They claim that they have such, but it's they are never shown in the whole series.series. Of course, who would tempt them to use them if they are paranoid of the government and according to them, their powers are too ''powerful''.



* ThemeTwinNaming: They are the '''Tetsu'''jin Brothers.

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* ThemeTwinNaming: They are the '''Tetsu'''jin Brothers.Brothers, '''Tetsu'''o and '''Tetsu'''ro.



->'''Played by''':[[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]] (voice, anime), and Kazuyuki Asano (drama)

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->'''Played by''':[[Creator/YuichiNagashima by''': [[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]] (voice, anime), and Kazuyuki Asano (drama)



* StraightGay: He only acts feminine when he is preparing food for Rec. It's up to interpretation if he does so because he sees him as his son, or because he wants Rec to see him as a ''potential'' lover.

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* StraightGay: He only acts feminine when he is preparing food or other home made stuff for Rec. It's up to interpretation if he does so because he sees him as his son, or because he wants Rec to see him as a ''potential'' lover.



* DisappearedDad: He had a rare presence in Rec's life (he would rarely eat with him in the table and such), while the "dad" role went to Takai himself, one of his assistants. It's suggested that perhaps he feels [[spoiler:[[TheResentful resenful]] over his wife's death]].

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* DisappearedDad: He had a rare presence in Rec's life (he would rarely eat with him in the table and such), while the "dad" role went to Takai himself, Takai, one of his assistants. It's suggested that perhaps he feels [[spoiler:[[TheResentful [[spoiler:[[TheResenter resenful]] over his wife's death]].death, so he maintains a distance from his son]].



Once a master hairstylist and attractive man, he got sick and tired of his lifestyle and ran away with little more than a katana from his family's house. After an accidental meeting with the Mayor under the bridge, his "samurai spirit" was awakened, and now he speaks in an older Japanese dialect and wears a topknot as he lives with the community by the Arakawa river. He still uses that same katana to cut the hair of the Arakawa people.

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Once a master hairstylist hairdresser and attractive man, he got sick and tired of his lifestyle and ran away with little more than a katana from his family's house. After an accidental meeting with the Mayor under the bridge, his "samurai spirit" was awakened, and now he speaks in an older Japanese dialect and wears a topknot as he lives with the community by the Arakawa river. He still uses that same katana to cut the hair of the Arakawa people.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto [spoiler: he also writes a blog under this identiry]].



* ImportantHaircut: He used to be a normal hairdresser, until he got sick of his lifestyle and ran away from home. He cut of his hair as a meaning of "new beginning" once his "samurai spirit" was awakened in the Arakawa's riverbank.



A mysterious Amazon woman who lives down the river, outside the riverbank's community. Her personality constantly shifts from that of an intimidating warrior to a high school girl. She's rarely seen without her cell phone and has a love of all things made in Saitama. She works for an unknown person and is often surrounded by a trio of "tengu" (guys with tengu masks and bikini tops worn over their t-shirts).

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A mysterious Amazon woman who lives down the river, outside the riverbank's community. Her personality constantly shifts from that of an intimidating warrior to a high school girl. She's rarely seen without her cell phone and has a love of all things made in Saitama. She works for an unknown person and is often surrounded accompanied by a trio of "tengu" (guys with tengu masks and bikini tops worn over their t-shirts).
t-shirts) who act like her "big brothers".


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* SheCleansUpNicely: Without the heavy make up, and despite the Amazonian-body and disguise, she can look really pretty and very normal, just like a high school girl. However, she gets easily too embarrassed by it.
25th Aug '16 5:36:54 AM kirara19
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!Recruit (Kou Ichinomiya)
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya
The main character. He is a straight-laced young man who is good at everything he tries, but also follows his family's mantra, ''“Never put yourself in debt to anyone”'' to the letter. Unfortunately, this is what lands him in the strange community of Arakawa. He's a teacher in the river village.
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* TheAce
* BerserkButton: When Hoshi's song came out, Kou had his name quickly switched to “Leech”. [[RantInducingSlight He didn't take it well.]] They changed it back.
* BishieSparkle: In Episodes 8 and 10 of Season 2.

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!Recruit (Kou Ichinomiya)
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!!Kou Ichinomiya a.k.a. Recruit
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->'''Played by''': Creator/HiroshiKamiya (voice, anime), and Kento Hayashi (drama)

The main character. He Rec is a straight-laced young man who is good at everything he tries, but also follows his family's mantra, ''“Never "Never put yourself in debt to anyone”'' anyone" to the letter. Unfortunately, this is what lands him in the strange community of Arakawa. Arakawa's riverbank. He's a teacher in the river village.
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village.

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* TheAce
TheAce: He is good at everything, but that also works against his favor in some ways. It is the result of his father's teachings under their family's mantra.
* BerserkButton: When Hoshi's song came out, Kou had his name quickly switched He doesn't like when Hoshi refers to “Leech”. him as "Leech", especially once it started to catch out in the riverbank. The first time, [[RantInducingSlight He he didn't take it well.]] They changed it back.
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well]].
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BishieSparkle: In Episodes 8 and 10 of Season 2.



* {{Bookworm}}

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* {{Bookworm}}{{Bookworm}}: He started reading technical books when he was just a ''baby''. He is by far one of the most smartest members of the Arakawa's community.



* ButtMonkey
* TheComicallySerious
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DebtDetester
* EmbarrassingNickname
* FauxlosophicNarration: At the beginning of each episode.
* FishOutOfWater
* HeroicBSOD: Got quite a nice one that revoked him into his childhood when [[spoiler:Shimazaki returned to the riverbed with another mission, that was also involucrating a trade of him for Nino's information]], much to the others (but Takai)'s dismay.
* IOweYouMyLife: What happens if he ever becomes indebted to someone, though he will try to rectify that as quickly as possible.
* IconicItem: His tie with his family's mantra embroidered on it.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Pops up when he's really angry.
* LimitedWardrobe
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Nino's Masculine Girl, to some extent.
* NeatFreak
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Literally, his reaction to Amazoness wanting to date him.
* NonIdleRich
* NotSoDifferent: As the time goes, he starts teaming up with Hoshi sometimes and being just as petty.
* OfficialCouple: With Nino.
* OneHeadTaller: To Nino.
* OnlySaneMan: [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[ItMakesSenseInContext He teaches Nino.]]
** Also has a [[Manga/MinamiKe 'Sensei and Ninomiya-kun']]-like episode with Amazoness. [[{{Squick}} Yes, it's gross]].
* WellDoneSonGuy


!Nino
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MaayaSakamoto
Recruit's love interest and the reason he lives under the bridge. A {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes she's from Venus [[spoiler:or as implied later, she indeed is from there]]. She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.
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* AmbiguouslyHuman
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* BerserkButton: Listening to her tapes without permission makes her mad enough to climb a telephone pole.
** Trying to take Ric from her gets some [[NotSoStoic interesting responses]], too.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ExpressiveHair
* ForceFeeding
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroicBSOD: After Hoshi [[spoiler:covers that "cosmic" tape with his song]]. With responsibility going to Ric, obviously.
* HiddenBuxom
* HumanAliens: If you buy that Venusian story, [[spoiler: that appears to be true as the plot continues to happen]].
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She used to take baths normally outdoors, but after a visit from the cops she began to use a ModestyTowel.

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* ButtMonkey
*
ButtMonkey: Since he is the FishOutOfWater from the Arakawa's community, he is the only one who doesn't get their idiosyncrasies, and he is often made fun by them, because his normal-world's logic doesn't work for ''them''.
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TheComicallySerious
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
DebtDetester: His family's mantra and principle is "Never put yourself in debt to anyone", so he always pays all debts as quickly as possible, except when he finds himself in a quandry when a venusian who lives under a bridge saves his life.
* DebtDetester
EmbarrassingNickname: Who would like to be known as "Recruit" (especially considering his job's position in his family's company)?
* EmbarrassingNickname
* FauxlosophicNarration: At
FishOutOfWater: Rec is the beginning only member of each episode.
* FishOutOfWater
* HeroicBSOD: Got quite a nice one
the Arakawa's village that revoked him into his childhood applies "normal" logic to everything that happens there.
* IOweYouMyLife: He believes that this is what will happen if he becomes indebted to someone. Except, that is exactly what it happens
when [[spoiler:Shimazaki returned to Nino saves him the riverbed with another mission, first time they meet, becoming lovers as a result.
* IconicItem: His red tie
that was also involucrating has the Ichinomiya family's mantra embroidered on it.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Pops up when he becomes ''very'' angry.
* LimitedWardrobe: He is always seen using
a trade pair of him for suit's pants, a shirt and his red tie.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Little by little, the more he stays on the Arakawa's riverbank, the better his own personality surfaces.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: To some extent, he is the Feminine Boy to
Nino's information]], much Masculine Girl. He is said to have the others (but Takai)'s dismay.heart of a maiden, while Nino is more TheStoic, because she doesn't know how human girls are supposed to act.
* NeatFreak: Rec is obsessed with cleaning his own living space.
* NonIdleRich: The Ichinomiyas are practically rich, and he has a high position in their own company, however, and since the Mayor doesn't want any of his money (and Rec doesn't want to be seen as a "leech"), the best he could do is getting a job as a teacher for the younger members of the riverbank's community.

* IOweYouMyLife: What happens if he ever becomes indebted to someone, though he will try to rectify that as quickly as possible.
* IconicItem: His tie with his family's mantra embroidered on it.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Pops up when he's really angry.
* LimitedWardrobe
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Nino's Masculine Girl, to some extent.
* NeatFreak
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Literally, his reaction to Amazoness wanting to date him.
* NonIdleRich
* NotSoDifferent: As the time goes, he starts teaming up with He sees Hoshi sometimes and being just as petty.
a petty person, but when they team up, he is as petty as him.
* OfficialCouple: With Nino. \n [[spoiler: They are literally their respective "other halves"]].
* OneHeadTaller: To He is much taller than Nino.
* OnlySaneMan: [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]]
And UpToEleven, considering the type of place that is the [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Arakawa's riverbank village]]. Although, he can't really be seen as "sane" if you consider how far he would go to avoid debts.
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[ItMakesSenseInContext He teaches Nino.]]
** Also has a [[Manga/MinamiKe 'Sensei and Ninomiya-kun']]-like episode
WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his relationship with Amazoness. [[{{Squick}} Yes, it's gross]].
* WellDoneSonGuy


!Nino
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his father. Rec's motivation for keep doing as he tells him, is because he wants him to recognize his own merits, which he often doesn't. (''So much'' that Takai sees himself as his dad's replacement... even to creepy degrees).


!!Nino-san
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MaayaSakamoto
Recruit's
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->'''Played by''': Creator/MaayaSakamoto (voice, anime), and Mirei Kiritani (drama)

Rec's
love interest and the reason he lives under the bridge. A {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes she's a Venusian [[spoiler:(she is actually from Venus [[spoiler:or Venus, as implied later, she indeed it is from there]]. revealed later]]. She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.
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community.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* BerserkButton: Listening
AmbiguouslyHuman: Nino is presented to the readers and the viewers as someone who could be very human in appearance, unless you consider her tapes without permission makes her mad enough to climb unfamiliarity with what a telephone pole.
** Trying to take Ric from her gets some [[NotSoStoic interesting responses]], too.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ExpressiveHair
* ForceFeeding
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroicBSOD: After Hoshi [[spoiler:covers
normal human would do (especially a human ''girl'') in a relationship, or the fact that "cosmic" tape with his song]]. With responsibility going to Ric, obviously.
* HiddenBuxom
* HumanAliens: If you buy that Venusian story, [[spoiler: that appears to be true as the plot continues to happen]].
she could ''breath'' under water.
* InnocentBlueEyes
AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She has a short span of attention when things or situations do not interest her.
* BerserkButton:
** Listening to her most treasured tapes without permission makes her mad enough to climb a telephone pole.
** Trying to take Rec from her, gets some [[NotSoStoic interesting responses]], too.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: That is unless you buy her Venusian story... [[spoiler: which she actually is.]]
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair can act as an antenna for some weird reason.
* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is [[spoiler: a Venusian trait]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal topics as "relationships", or what is evil in the world. She can also sense when a person is evil or not.
* HeroicBSOD: After Hoshi [[spoiler:records her treasured "cosmic" tape with his song]], and after the responsibility is turned against Rec, obviously.
* HiddenBuxom: She is always seen wearing a tracker suit's jersey, so you can rarely see her big breasts.
* HumanAliens: She is originally presented as an [[AmbiguouslyHuman ambiguous human]] who claims to be from Venus, but actually [[spoiler: her claims are true, as she was left behind by her Venusian parents, under the care of the Mayor.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: She has a pure heart and soul, and her naïvety is often played with in the rest of the series.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She used to take baths normally outdoors, but after a visit from the cops she began to use a ModestyTowel. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that her Venusian's nature also makes her feel "natural" to be naked, as a distant memory of her race.]]



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Kou's Feminine Boy, to some extent.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is the Masculine Girl to Kou's Rec's Feminine Boy, to some extent.extent, as she is unfamiliar with what a normal girl is likely to be in a relationship. That, and Rec is supposed to have a "heart of a maiden".



* MysteriousPast
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* OfficialCouple: With Ric.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (Ni-no-san) on the sweatsuit that she always wears.
* ParentalAbandonment
* SelectiveObliviousness: While she ignores everything Hoshi throws her way, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Ric does something romantic]], she's touched. If she notices.
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Ric.
* SnotBubble
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Well, she is a student in Kou's class.]]


!The Mayor/Village Chief
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara

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* MysteriousPast
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
MysteriousPast: It's deliberately left OutOfFocus earlier in the series, especially concerning her "I'm a Venusian" claims. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she was left behind as some part of deal with the Mayor, after her twin died.]]
%%* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* OfficialCouple: With Ric.Rec. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves".]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (Ni-no-san) on the tracker suit's jersey that she always wears.

* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (Ni-no-san) on the sweatsuit that parents left her behind after her twin brother, her original "other half" died.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: She ignores everything Hoshi throws her way, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Rec does something romantic]], she's touched. "If"
she always wears.notices.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Just fit her any kind of feminine clothing, and she would look gorgeous under Rec (and Hoshi)'s eyes.

* ParentalAbandonment
* SelectiveObliviousness: While she ignores everything Hoshi throws her way, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Ric does something romantic]], she's touched. If she notices.
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Ric.Rec, because not only she saved him from drowning at their first meeting, or because she wanted to be his girlfriend, it's because [[spoiler: Rec is her "other half"]].
* %%* SnotBubble
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Well, she
TheStoic: She is always under a student in Kou's class.]]


!The Mayor/Village Chief
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expresionless face, rarely showing a smile.
%%* SugarAndIcePersonality

!!The Mayor
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->'''Played by''': Creator/KeijiFujiwara (voice, anime), and Shun Oguri (drama)



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* BunnyEarsLawyer
* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* TheFaceless
* FullBodyDisguise
* LineOfSightName: How The Mayor names people once they become citizens of the community.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Mayor has had moments of deep insight at times, belying the aloof nature he normally sports.
** [[spoiler:At one point, you know he takes seriously his role as 'village chief' as the man behind the curtains, just to protect Nino and some other secrets of the riverbed.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Seemingly everyone knows that P-ko loves him but him.
* [[spoiler:PapaWolf: To Nino. Her parents gave him the responsibility of taking care of how this 'special child' is.]]
* PeopleInRubberSuits
* TeamDad


!Hoshi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita
A former musician who hit rock bottom and now lives under the bridge. He's always seen wearing his trademark star mask. He's also in love with Nino and always tries to make Kou look stupid in front of her. Under the bridge, he provides all the music for events.
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* ButtMonkey: He's on-par with Kou.

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BunnyEarsLawyer
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* TheFaceless
* FullBodyDisguise
* LineOfSightName: How The Mayor names people once they become citizens
Who could have guessed that a man who believes he is a {{kappa}}, is actually one of the community.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Mayor has had moments of deep insight at times, belying the aloof nature he normally sports.
** [[spoiler:At one point, you know he takes seriously his role as 'village chief' as the man
main moving figures behind the curtains, just to protect whole plot of the series? And only for the sake of Nino and some other the secrets of that lay under the riverbed.Arakawa's riverbed...]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Mayor claims he is a real kappa... but his [[PeopleInRubberSuits rubber suit]] differs. And everyone buys the idea he is a mythical creature (even Rec, if only for a few minutes).
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is one of the most mysterious people that live on the Arakawa's riverbank, as he has saved many of the villagers' lives in his lifetime.
* TheFaceless: We never see his real face. Not even when he is doing an illusion-magic performance or [[spoiler:when he is out of the kappa suit]].
* FullBodyDisguise: Despite his claims as a mythical creature, he is only wearing a disguise.
* LineOfSightName: This is how the Mayor names people once they become members of the community.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Mayor has had moments of deep insight at times, belying the aloof nature he normally sports. [[spoiler: This is also considering his "man behind the curtains" position, once he leaves the kappa suit out]].
* ObliviousToLove: Seemingly everyone knows that P-ko loves him but him.
him. [[spoiler: At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].
* [[spoiler:PapaWolf: PapaWolf: To Nino. Her parents gave [[spoiler: Especially considering the kind of deal he had with Nino's parents, that end up with him the responsibility of taking care of how this 'special child' is.her.]]
* PeopleInRubberSuits
PeopleInRubberSuits: He is not a real kappa, just a man who always is seen using a rubber suit.
* TeamDad


!Hoshi
http://static.
TeamDad: He is the highest-positioned member of the Arakawa's community, and although he is always ObfuscatingStupidity, he is always going to support everyone in the riverbank.


!!Hoshi
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->'''Played by''': Creator/TomokazuSugita (voice, anime), and Takayuki Yamada (drama)

A former famous musician who hit rock bottom and now lives under the bridge. He's always seen wearing his trademark star mask. He's also in love with Nino and always tries to make Kou Rec look stupid in front of her. Under the bridge, he provides all the music for events.
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* ButtMonkey: He's Once Rec starts living in the riverbank, he gets on-par moments with Kou. him. He starts being the butt of the jokes once he finds out that Nino considers Rec as her boyfriend, but not him.



* CrazyJealousGuy
* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. A Type 2, but has hints of Type 1 in his actions at times.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:In Episode 8 of Season 2, he helps Ric break out of his hypnosis because he wants to win Nino with his own power.]]
* ExpressiveMask: He uses TWO of them. How can he even...?
* FunTShirt: ORE NO T-SHIRT.
* HopelessSuitor
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmaHoudini: He messed up Nino's tape and Ric gets blamed for it.
* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of Ric and Nino) and sometimes involuntarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Has more in common with Kou than you'd expect.
* TheResenter: Towards Ric, oh so much.
* SecretIdentity: Hoshi used to be a singer that even made it to the Oricon charts, but he lost his inspiration (his management never let him use his own songs) and became Hoshi to get away from everything.


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* CrazyJealousGuy
CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi gets crazily jealous on Rec, just because of Nino. Although she barely [[ObliviousToLove even notices]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. A Type 2, He has known her for a few couple of years, and it was "love at first sight", so he wanted to approach her little by little. But once Rec is mentioned as "Nino's boyfriend", he feels not only rejected, but has hints of Type 1 attempts to be more spectacular to gain her attention (because he notices that there aren't advances in his actions at times.
Rec and Nino's relationship).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:In Episode 8 He can ruin Rec, even making him the end of Season 2, the joke, just to get Nino's attention... and yes, he was initially on favor of Rec being hypnotized to "fall in love" with Amazoness... but, at the end, he helps Ric him break out of his hypnosis because he wants prefers to win Nino with in his own power.]]
power, and not with some unfair acts for both parties.
* ExpressiveMask: He uses TWO of them. wears ''two'' masks to cover his face. How can it is even possible to make expressions on them is anyone's wonder...
* TheFaceless: We never see how is Hoshi under his mask, we only know from [[AllThereInTheManual sketches]] and short appeareances of his real self, that
he even...?
often wears sunglasses (due to his former [[{{Pun}} stardom]]'s status) and that he has wavy short hair.
* FunTShirt: ORE Hoshi has some questionable fashion's tastes and he even does his own t-shirts, one noticeable being "ORE NO T-SHIRT.
T-SHIRT" ("I'm a T-Shirt").
* HopelessSuitor
HopelessSuitor: He is persistent to get Nino's attention, even after she mentions that [[SingleTargetSexuality she and Rec are a couple]]. No matter how ''many times'' he tries.
* {{Jerkass}}
{{Jerkass}}: He acts as petty and as a JerkJock around Rec.
* KarmaHoudini: He messed up Nino's treasured tape and Ric Rec gets blamed for it.
* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of Ric Rec and Nino) and sometimes involuntarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Has more in common with Kou Rec than you'd expect.
* TheResenter: Towards Ric, oh so much.
He is always going to be resentful towards Rec, and only because he "got the girl".
* SecretIdentity: Hoshi used to be a famous singer that even made it to the Oricon charts, but he lost his inspiration (his management never let him use his own songs) and became Hoshi "Hoshi" to get away from everything.




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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu

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->'''Played by''': Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (voice, anime), and Yuu Shirota (drama)



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* AFatherToHisMen
* HighPressureBlood: Out of his scar
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: To every woman in the village. Amazoness is a notable exception.
* LivingLieDetector

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* AFatherToHisMen
AFatherToHisMen: He used to be in the military, and it is implied he was seen as such in his own squad (and that is also recurrent with the Arakawa's community).
* HighPressureBlood: Out When he isn't capable of taking Maria's insults, blood comes out from his scar
face's scar.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: To He is the tallest man of the Arakawa's community, so he is seen as a Huge Guy to every woman of the village, with noticeable exception to Amazoness.
* LivingLieDetector: He was
in the village. Amazoness is a notable exception.
* LivingLieDetector
military, so he can easily react towards anyone who may be lying in front of him.



* LoveMartyr: To Maria.
* MadBomber
* NunTooHoly
* OneManArmy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PerpetualFrowner
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PhenotypeStereotype
* RealMenWearPink: ...Or nun habits. And he run orphanages and feed the community with cookies.
* ScarsAreForever
* TheStoic
** but NotSoStoic when his {{Jerkass}} crush's insults get to him, which results in HighPressureBlood.
* TriggerHappy
* WholesomeCrossdresser


!Stella
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito

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* %%* LoveMartyr: To Maria.
* MadBomber
MadBomber: Has an obsession of throwing grenades everywhere.
* NunTooHoly
* OneManArmy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PerpetualFrowner
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PhenotypeStereotype
* RealMenWearPink: ...Or nun habits. And
NunTooHoly: He takes seriously his position as a nun, although he run orphanages and feed is a paranoid soldier who threats the Arakawa's community by the gun.
* OneManArmy: He is huge, he has a military's past, and is well trained in the arts of camouflage and weaponry.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He is only known as "Sister", and nothing else more.
* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely is seen
with cookies.
* ScarsAreForever
* TheStoic
** but NotSoStoic when
a smile on his {{Jerkass}} face.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He is, perhaps, the most dangerous person in the Arakawa's village.
* PhenotypeStereotype: It's unclear from where exactly is Sister, although Stella's past (he directed her orphanage) suggests he may be English as well.
* ScarsAreForever: Due to his HighPressureBlood coming out from a scar that is across his face, it's evident that it frenquently opens.
* TheStoic: He is a PerpetualFrowner who rarely express emotions... [[NotSoStoic unless his]] [[{{Jerkass}}
crush's insults get to him, which results him]].
* TriggerHappy: Sister has been described as a "paranoid former soldier" by some of the villagers, so no one has to wonder why he points them out with guns
in HighPressureBlood.
some "life-or-death" situations.
* TriggerHappy
* WholesomeCrossdresser


!Stella
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WholesomeCrossdresser: Sister uses a nun's habit (though his military suit is below it) almost all the time, but there are ocassions (either in {{Imagine Spot}}s or acting scenes) he will use other feminine clothes such as a schoolgirl outfit, complete with a [[HairDecorations barette]].


!!Stella
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-> '''Played by''': Creator/ChiwaSaito (voice, anime), and Eri Tokunaga (drama)



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* ClingyJealousGirl: She ''doesn't'' take it well when she finds out about Sister's feelings for Maria.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* [[DragonLady Dragon Girl]]: Humorously subverted.
* EnfanteTerrible
* GirlishPigtails
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Subverted. She's young, cheerful and cute, but she's quite the EnfanteTerrible.
* HulkingOut
* JapanesePronouns: In Japanese, her way of speech is quite antiquated. She refers to herself with "washi", the pronoun old men use.
* LittleMissBadass
* LimitedWardrobe
* PrecociousCrush: On Sister.

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* AgeLift: In the drama, Stella is portrayed as a teenager (a bit older than the Iron Brothers) instead of a child.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She ''doesn't'' take it well when she finds out about Sister's feelings for Maria.
Maria. [[spoiler:She changes her mind at the end, as she sees Sister and Maria as part of her "family".]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* [[DragonLady Dragon Girl]]:
DeliberatelyCuteChild: She is firstly presented as an innocent child (even Rec falls for it)... but she is actually a CuteBruiser.
%%* DragonLady:
Humorously subverted.
* EnfanteTerrible
EnfantTerrible: Don't fall for her cuteness, she was trained by Sister, from all people.
* GirlishPigtails
GirlishPigtails: She uses them as her trademark hairstyle.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Subverted. She's young, cheerful and cute, but she's quite the EnfanteTerrible.
EnfantTerrible.
* HulkingOut
* JapanesePronouns: In Japanese, her way of speech is quite antiquated.
HulkingOut: She refers to herself transforms in a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]]-kind-of-clone if she gets ''very'' pissed off.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* LimitedWardrobe: She is mostly seen wearing a cutesy feminine dress,
with "washi", some obvious exceptions (she also uses pajamas). Her drama counterpart is seen wearing a variety mix of clothes one over the pronoun old men use.
* LittleMissBadass
* LimitedWardrobe
other.
* PrecociousCrush: On Sister.She is implied to have a crush on Sister, because he took care of her when she was younger, although it seems that she [[spoiler:changes her opinion once the series is ending]].



!Maria
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MiyukiSawashiro

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!Maria
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!!Maria
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->'''Played by''': Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (voice, anime), and Nana Katase (drama)



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* BitchInSheepsClothing
* TheBully
* DarkActionGirl
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale
* CoolBigSis: But to the ''girls'' exclusively.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* IShallTauntYou: Her addiction.
* NotAMorningPerson

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* BerserkButton: It's implied that she and Sister were former lovers, and every time Sister slips his tongue into his military's memories, she would attack him with a pair of scissors, ''from across the riverbank''.
%%*
BitchInSheepsClothing
* TheBully
*
TheBully: As the sadist that she is, she likes to insult the many men around the community (with exception of the Mayor), although her biggest victim is Sister.
%%*
DarkActionGirl
* %%* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale
* CoolBigSis: But She acts as such exclusively to the ''girls'' exclusively.
*
''girls''.
%%*
FauxAffablyEvil
* IShallTauntYou: Her addiction.
addiction is insulting every man of the village, until their spirit to continue living, dies as well.
* NotAMorningPersonNotAMorningPerson: She can become a "monster" when she is woke up earlier.



* RoseHairedSweetie: The BitchInSheepsClothing variant; she's only sweet at first glance. She's actually a sadist who loves to bully others. She can be nice to the girls, though.
* ShearMenace

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* RoseHairedSweetie: The BitchInSheepsClothing variant; variant -- she's only sweet at first glance. She's actually a sadist who loves to bully others. She can be nice to the girls, though.
* ShearMenaceShearMenace: Maria threats others with her scissors.



* TranquilFury
* TheVamp

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* %%* TranquilFury
* %%* TheVamp



!The Iron Brothers, Tetsuo and Tetsuro
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoSanpei (Tetsuo), Creator/RyokoShintani (Tetsuro)

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!The !!The Iron Brothers, Tetsuo Brothers (Tetsuo and Tetsuro
Tetsuro)
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->'''Played by''': As Tetsuo,
Creator/YukoSanpei (Tetsuo), (voice, anime), and Takuto Sueoka (drama). As Tetsuro, Creator/RyokoShintani (Tetsuro)(voice, anime), and Raito Mashiko (drama)



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* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]: Subverted in Episode 10 of Season 2.
* {{Deliberately Cute Child}}ren
* {{Expressive Mask}}s
* HulkingOut: In Episode 10 of Season 2. Given the circumstances of training with Sister... just like Stella.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: Or so they claim.
* ThemeTwinNaming
* WonderTwinPowers


!Toru "Shiro" Shirai
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* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]:

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%%* CainAndAbel:
Subverted in Episode 10 of Season 2.
* {{Deliberately Cute Child}}ren
Child}}ren:
* {{Expressive Mask}}s
Mask}}s: They do not take their masks out, so instead, these always express their emotions. This is, however, subverted in the drama, since they look more as tin-luchador masks.
* HulkingOut: In Episode 10 of Season 2. Given the circumstances of training with Sister... just like Stella.
Stella, they spend a while transformed as such.
* MrImagination: Rec considers that the Iron Brothers are actually "chuunibyou", if they aren't what they claim to be.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks. masks control their psychic powers, gravity and that they shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: Or so They claim that they claim.
have such, but it's never shown in the whole series.
* ThemeTwinNaming
PuppyLove: One of the twins is in love with Stella.
* ThemeTwinNaming: They are the '''Tetsu'''jin Brothers.
%%*
WonderTwinPowers


!Toru !!Toru "Shiro" Shirai
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->'''Played by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (voice, anime), and Toru Tezuka (drama)



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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DisappearedDad: Hasn't seen his wife or daughter for six years, though they don't seem to mind and fully encourage his dreams of becoming a champion liner.
* NiceGuy
* ObliviousToLove: From [[spoiler: Shimazaki]].
* SuperOCD
* SmarterThanYouLook


!P-ko
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/ChiakiOmigawa

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*

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%%*
CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DisappearedDad: Hasn't seen his wife or daughter for six years, though they don't seem to mind and they fully encourage his dreams of becoming a champion liner.
* NiceGuy
NiceGuy: He is one of the nicest guys you will ever find in the series.
* ObliviousToLove: From He doesn't recognize that [[spoiler:Shimazaki]] loves him with fervor.
* {{Salaryman}}: What his former job was, later, he instead wants to become the most recognizable "white lining walker" in the entire world.
* SuperOCD: He believes that, if he walks out off his white line, his wife and children would become ''chicken''. And since no one can prove him otherwise, the rest of the community don't want to risk it.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite his looks, or the fact that he was a failure as a salaryman, he is actually one of the smartest members of the community.
[[spoiler: Shimazaki]].
* SuperOCD
* SmarterThanYouLook


!P-ko
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He even is in charge of a "Change your job" fair inside the Arakawa's community.]]


!!P-ko
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->'''Played by''': Creator/ChiakiOmigawa (voice, anime), and Natsumi Abe (drama)



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* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Adorkable}}AmbiguouslyHuman: Or so she claims. [[spoiler: She hints that there is a slight probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]]]].



* ButtMonkey: The first one among the girls.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* ExpressiveHair: Or [[ExpressiveAccessory hair ribbon]].
* FieryRedhead
* HairDecorations: Or IdiotHair, as it's unclear what that thing on her head really is.
* TheHeart
* HopelessSuitor: For the Mayor.
* NaiveEverygirl
* [[OlderThantheyLook Older than She Looks]]: 22 years old according to [[AllThereInTheManual the official info]] but looks somewhat [[LegalJailbait Loli-like]].


!Takai
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!!!!!!Voiced by: [[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]]
Kou's assistant from his company. He came searching for Kou when he never came back to the office. He is steadfastly loyal to his boss, but also has a very unhealthy obsession with him. He oversees the running of Kou's company in his absence and helps Kou with his projects under the bridge.
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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone knows he's in love with Kou...whether they want to or not.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Kou
* ManHug: He goes after them often with Kou.
* {{Megane}}
* PapaWolf: ''Very'' protective of Kou.
* StraightGay
* SubordinateExcuse: At least he sometimes ''is'' useful.


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* ButtMonkey: The first one among the girls.
girls, starting with her SlipperySkid in her first appearance... or when she gets depressed after [[ObliviousToLove the Mayor doesn't recognize her love]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes are red as her hair.
* CuteClumsyGirl
*
CuteClumsyGirl: She is way too clumsy, compared to the rest of the girls of the Arakawa's community.
%%*
DrivesLikeCrazy
* ExpressiveHair: Or [[ExpressiveAccessory hair ribbon]].
* FieryRedhead
* HairDecorations: Or IdiotHair, as it's unclear what that thing on
Her [[AnimeHair unusual pepper-like hairstyle]] often express the end of her head really is.
emotions.
* FieryRedhead: She gets too passionate with her vegetable farming.
%%*
TheHeart
* HopelessSuitor: For She doesn't mind if the Mayor.
*
mayor rejects her or ignores that she has feelings for him, she would always pursue his love. [[spoiler: Implied to be averted by the end of the manga.]]
%%*
NaiveEverygirl
* [[OlderThantheyLook Older than OlderThanTheyLook: She Looks]]: is 22 years old according to [[AllThereInTheManual the official info]] but looks somewhat [[LegalJailbait Loli-like]].


!Takai
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younger.


!!Takai
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Kou's
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->'''Played by''':[[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]] (voice, anime), and Kazuyuki Asano (drama)

Rec's
assistant from his company. He came searching for Kou Rec when he never came back to the office. He is steadfastly loyal to his boss, but also has a very unhealthy obsession with him. He oversees the running of Kou's Rec's company in his absence and helps Kou with his projects under the bridge.
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bridge.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, it's just that he was eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this brought sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth). He was saved by a Venusian ghost who brainwashed him afterwards with the only condition of getting Nino back to Venus. He eventually gets better once Rec stops him.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone knows he's in love with Kou...Rec... whether they want to or not.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Kou
Rec, who is straight.
* ManHug: He goes after them often with Kou.
Rec.
* {{Megane}}
{{Megane}}: He is always seen using glasses.
* PapaWolf: ''Very'' He is ''very'' protective of Kou.
Rec, ever since he considered himself as his dad's replacement.
* StraightGay
StraightGay: He only acts feminine when he is preparing food for Rec. It's up to interpretation if he does so because he sees him as his son, or because he wants Rec to see him as a ''potential'' lover.
* SubordinateExcuse: At least Despite his weird attraction to Rec, he sometimes ''is'' useful.




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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RieTanaka
Takai's assistant, a beautiful, but somewhat shady lady, who seems to play her own game under both Kou's and his father's heads.
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* BeautyMark
* [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}: After finding out that Shiro was married, she run away from the riverbed and joins a group that seeks into revealing one for all all the secrets of Nino and the riverbed. How? She was disillusioned, brokenhearted... and she accepts returning to her 'former' spy job... thanks to a suit that is worth 300 million yen.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: Somehow. At least below the villagers and Kou himself. [[spoiler:She is undoubtedly loyal to Kou's dad, but after receiving a menace from the Mayor himself, she gets into her own agenda being more careful in getting details. In fact, she gets into the riverbed to know better the secrets surrounding Nino... but gets convinced, by her, that she can still be the weird person she was in the past and wants to be happy with Shiro, throwing her 'present' behind... buut... things get complicated...]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Or so she was, until she comes in terms thanks to the love and acceptance of the other villagers (who completely ignore that she was an spy) until things came out wrong.]]

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->'''Played by''': Creator/RieTanaka (voice, anime) and Waka Inoue (drama)

Takai's assistant, a beautiful, but somewhat shady lady, who seems to play her own game under both Kou's Rec's and his father's heads.
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heads.

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* BeautyMark
BeautyMark: She has a mole under her left eye.
* [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}: After {{Brainwashed}}: She is rather known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed", because she gets brainwashed so easily.
** The first time is when she just suffered a HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler:after
finding out that Shiro was married, she run away actually has a family and that he hasn't got divorced from the riverbed his wife. To make matters worse, she is contacted by a Mole who was willing to know and joins a group that seeks into revealing one for all all reveal the secrets of Nino and the Arakawa's riverbed. How? She was disillusioned, brokenhearted... and Then, she accepts returning to her 'former' spy job... thanks to a suit that is worth 300 million yen.becomes TheMole for him.]]
** The second time is when she gets [[spoiler: easily convinced by a fortune teller. However, she gets really useful when Rec was looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Somehow. At least below Under the villagers and Kou Arakawa's community, she becomes [[spoiler:TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. [[spoiler:She is undoubtedly loyal to Kou's dad, but after receiving a menace from the The Mayor himself, she gets into then threatens her own agenda being more careful in getting details. In fact, she gets into the riverbed to know better the secrets surrounding Nino... but gets convinced, by her, that she can still be the weird person she was in the past and wants to be happy not keeping with Shiro, throwing her 'present' behind... buut... things get complicated...]]
the research about the riverbank or Nino. She is later convinced by the same Nino to keep living there with the rest of the community.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Or so she was, until she comes in terms thanks [[spoiler: Her basic role to obtain information about the love Arakawa's riverbed and acceptance of Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the other villagers (who completely ignore that she was an spy) until things came out wrong.Mole's guidance.]]



** [[spoiler:She gets brokenhearted and gets a HeroicBSOD after opening a package for Shiro... that revealed to her that he was married. Did I mention this happens after the throw-away party where she gets officially accepted into the village, dismissing every single suspicion that she was a 'spy'?]]


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** [[spoiler:She [[spoiler: After she gets brokenhearted and gets a HeroicBSOD after opening a package for Shiro... that revealed to her that he was married. Did I mention this happens after the throw-away party where finding out about Shiro's family... she gets officially accepted into the village, dismissing every single suspicion that she was starts acting as a 'spy'?]]

StalkerWithACrush]].




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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama
Kou's father and CEO of one of the most powerful companies in the city, if not Japan. He firmly believes in never being indebted to anyone and has instilled that in Kou. A cutthroat businessman, he gets what he wants when he wants it and proudly stands tall over his accomplishments.
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* DisappearedDad
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Subverted. He's very harsh and curt with Kou, but he does have some love for his son.
* HumiliationConga / BreakTheHaughty: Subverted in second to last episode of the first season. He leaves [[spoiler:the same situation his son'd encountered in the beginning of the story]] all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* {{Megane}}
* PapaWolf
* ScaryShinyGlasses


!Last Samurai
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura

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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RikiyaKoyama
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->'''Played by''': Creator/RikiyaKoyama (voice, anime), and Takaya Kamikawa (drama)

Rec's
father and CEO of one of the most powerful companies in the city, if not Japan. He firmly believes in never being indebted to anyone and has instilled that in Kou. Rec, for his entire life. A cutthroat businessman, he gets what he wants when he wants it and proudly stands tall over his accomplishments.
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accomplishments.

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* DisappearedDad
DisappearedDad: He had a rare presence in Rec's life (he would rarely eat with him in the table and such), while the "dad" role went to Takai himself, one of his assistants. It's suggested that perhaps he feels [[spoiler:[[TheResentful resenful]] over his wife's death]].
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Subverted. He's very harsh and curt with Kou, Rec, but he does have some love for his son.
* HumiliationConga / BreakTheHaughty: Subverted in second to last episode of the first season. He leaves [[spoiler:the same HumiliationConga: In a situation that briefly parallels to his son'd encountered own son's first encounter in the beginning of the story]] Arakawa's bridge, he leaves all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* {{Megane}}
{{Megane}}: He uses glasses.
* PapaWolf
PapaWolf: Despite what he claims, he is protective to his own son.
* ScaryShinyGlasses


!Last Samurai
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura
ScaryShinyGlasses: Due to his strict personality, there are times that Rec gets uncounsciously scared by his image.


!!Last Samurai

->'''Played by''': Creator/YuuichiNakamura (voice, anime), and Taro Suruga (drama).



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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: The last of them, obviously.
* {{Keigo}}


!Billy
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: The last He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously.
* {{Keigo}}


!Billy
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki
HopelessSuitor: He has a crush on P-ko, and he later learns that she would never stop loving the Mayor. He sometimes [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecates himself]] knowing that she would never change her opinion on him.
* {{Keigo}}: His formal speech reflects his old-fashioned sense as a "samurai".


!!Billy

->'''Played by''': Creator/FumihikoTachiki (voice, anime), and Norihisa Hiranuma (drama)



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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As long as the girl is Jacqueline.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or at least cannot help swooning over his [[{{Badass}} manliness]] in Ric and Hoshi's case.
* AFatherToHisMen: How the birds' yakuza-like-gang sees him (he is their 'aniki'), since he is always in the peak of sacrificing himself for their sake... or the sake of the riverbed's villagers.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As long as the girl is Jacqueline.
Jacqueline, he is always going to be there for her.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or Or, at least least, they cannot help swooning over his [[{{Badass}} manliness]] manliness in Ric Rec and Hoshi's case.
cases.
* AFatherToHisMen: How the birds' yakuza-like-gang sees him (he is their 'aniki'), "aniki"), since he is always in the peak of sacrificing himself for their sake... or the sake of the riverbed's riverbank's villagers.



* RatedMForManly
* SatelliteCharacter: To Jacqueline.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Jacqueline.
* SingleTargetSexuality: With Jacqueline.
* {{Yakuza}}: Apparently.


!Jacqueline
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoGoto
A girl in a bee costume who fell madly in love with Billy and is practically inseparable from him. She runs a day spa called Queen Bee under the bridge.

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* RatedMForManly
*
RatedMForManly: He is the ''manliest'' of all men in not only Arakawa's riverbank, but ''also'' in Japan.
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SatelliteCharacter: To Jacqueline.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Jacqueline.
He is somewhat {{tsundere}} towards Jacqueline, but he is madly in love with her. That was the reason alone why he betrayed his own mob group.
* SingleTargetSexuality: With He has no eyes for other woman, except for Jacqueline.
* {{Yakuza}}: Apparently.


!Jacqueline
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoGoto
[[spoiler: His claims are actually true, as he is acknowledgeable about the mob's underworld. His comrades have suffered through several incidents. And he even sacrificed himself over his love to Jacqueline, who was also some yakuza's queen.]]


!!Jacqueline

->'''Played by''': Creator/YukoGoto (voice, anime), and Kurume Arisaka (drama)

A girl woman in a bee costume who fell madly in love with Billy and is practically inseparable from him. She runs a day spa called Queen Bee "Queen Bee" under the bridge.bridge.



* DamselInDistress: She's quite helpless, which allows Billy to always come to the rescue and show some manliness.
* TheDitz
* DragonLady: Prior to coming to Arakawa, if her story is to be believed.
* InterspeciesRomance

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* DamselInDistress: She's She seems quite helpless, which allows Billy to always come to the rescue and show some manliness.
*
rescue.
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TheDitz
* DragonLady: Prior to coming to Arakawa, if she was a former yakuza queen.
* InterspeciesRomance: What it looks like
her story is to be believed.
* InterspeciesRomance
relationship with Billy really is.



* SickeninglySweethearts: With Billy.
* SingleTargetSexuality: With Billy.


!Captain
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki

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* SickeninglySweethearts: With She is madly in love with Billy.
* SingleTargetSexuality: With Jacqueline doesn't have any eyes for any other man than Billy.


!Captain
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki
!!Captain a.k.a. "Potachi"

->'''Played by''': Creator/TomokazuSeki (voice, anime)



* [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}: He falls into the same organization with Shimazaki... his main reason would be the trope below...]]
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He THINKS and BELIEVES that Nino is an alien-princess that would harm the Earth. It also inspires him to draw a sci-fi manga... [[spoiler:that could be quite [[TruthInTelevision true]] because by no coincidence, the similarities are not so beyond the truth of the riverbed...]]
* CreatorBreakdown: InUniverse; he ran away from his career as a mangaka when his [[ExecutiveMeddling editor kept forcing him]] to draw {{Moe}} manga instead of sci-fi.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Besides being {{brainwashed}} because of his own desire to be 'defender of the Earth', he still keeps an affection to the Arakawa Riverbed's community, especially since he knows that the organization he falls with are not good people at ''ALL''. Especially their boss and leader, when he finds out a terrible secret concerning the Mayor, Nino and the Venusians, as well. He just wants to keep playing as [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.]]

!Amazoness
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuKobayashi
A mysterious Amazon woman who lives down the river from the community. Her personality constantly shifts from that of an intimidating warrior to a high school girl. She's rarely seen without her cell phone and has a love of all things made in Saitama. She works for an unknown person and is often surrounded by a trio of "tengu" (guys with tengu masks and bikini tops worn over their t-shirts).
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* AmazonianBeauty
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon

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* [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}: {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: He falls into the same gets involved in some conspiracy's organization with Shimazaki... his main reason would be that promises him to reveal some of Nino and the trope below...Arakawa's riverbed's secrets.]]
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He THINKS and BELIEVES believes that his real role in the world is that he should protect the world from evil venusians, and his way to warn the world about it is through his sci-fi manga's pages. He ''believes'' Nino is an alien-princess that would harm destroy the Earth. It also inspires him to draw a sci-fi manga... [[spoiler:that could be quite [[TruthInTelevision true]] because by no coincidence, the similarities are not so beyond the truth of the riverbed...]]
world.
* CreatorBreakdown: InUniverse; he InUniverse. He ran away from his career as a mangaka when his [[ExecutiveMeddling editor kept forcing him]] to draw {{Moe}} manga instead of sci-fi.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Besides being {{brainwashed}} because of his TheMole: [[spoiler: His own desire to be 'defender of defend the Earth', Earth is what the Mole's organization wanted to use in their own benefit. Although, he still keeps an has some affection to the Arakawa Riverbed's community, especially since he knows Arakawa's community. He is self-aware that the organization Mole is full of "bad" people, but his only motivation to keep doing so was because he falls with are not good people at ''ALL''. Especially their boss and leader, when he finds out a terrible secret concerning the Mayor, Nino and the Venusians, as well. He just wants wanted to keep playing as [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.]]

!Amazoness
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuKobayashi
]]


!!Amazoness

->'''Played by''': Creator/YuuKobayashi (voice, anime)

A mysterious Amazon woman who lives down the river from river, outside the riverbank's community. Her personality constantly shifts from that of an intimidating warrior to a high school girl. She's rarely seen without her cell phone and has a love of all things made in Saitama. She works for an unknown person and is often surrounded by a trio of "tengu" (guys with tengu masks and bikini tops worn over their t-shirts).
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t-shirts).

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* AmazonianBeauty
AmazonianBeauty: Has the body of an Amazon, but the heart of a high school girl.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazonHopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to [[spoiler:Hoshi]].
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: This is what she believes, because she is too forceful onto the guys she likes. Her "brothers" seem to think otherwise, though.



* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To Kou. [[spoiler:And Hoshi.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Kou and as creepy as it sounds.
* UncannyValleyMakeup
* ValleyGirl: What her Saitama dialect is translated as.

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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To Kou.Rec. [[spoiler:And Hoshi.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Kou Rec and it's as creepy as it sounds.
* UncannyValleyMakeup
UncannyValleyMakeup: Her make up looks straight from a "horror" movie.
* ValleyGirl: What her Saitama dialect is often translated as.as.
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2nd Jan '16 6:24:29 PM Doug86
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* [[OlderThantheyLook Older than She Looks]]: 22 years old according to [[AllInTheManual the official info]] but looks somewhat [[LegalJailbait Loli-like]].


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* [[OlderThantheyLook Older than She Looks]]: 22 years old according to [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual the official info]] but looks somewhat [[LegalJailbait Loli-like]].

18th Sep '15 7:21:27 AM sorako
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Nino fills this role for Ric, though her personality doesn't fit very well.
5th Jul '15 4:51:18 AM Tommyzz123
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* OnlySaneMan

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* OnlySaneManOnlySaneMan: [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]]
27th Dec '14 7:25:17 PM nombretomado
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** Also has a [[MinamiKe 'Sensei and Ninomiya-kun']]-like episode with Amazoness. [[{{Squick}} Yes, it's gross]].

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** Also has a [[MinamiKe [[Manga/MinamiKe 'Sensei and Ninomiya-kun']]-like episode with Amazoness. [[{{Squick}} Yes, it's gross]].
21st Dec '14 6:38:24 PM Sheora
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!!!!!!Voiced by: HochuOtsuka

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!!!!!!Voiced by: HochuOtsukaCreator/HochuOtsuka



!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoGoto

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!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoGotoCreator/YukoGoto



!!!!!!Voiced by: YuuKobayashi

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!!!!!!Voiced by: YuuKobayashiCreator/YuuKobayashi
17th Dec '14 11:33:04 PM Sheora
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A young woman who lives under the bridge during the growing season. While cute, she's horibly clumsy. She has an unrequited love in the Mayor. She runs a vegetable farm for the community.

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A young woman who lives under the bridge during the growing season. While cute, she's horibly horribly clumsy. She has an unrequited love in the Mayor. She runs a vegetable farm for the community.
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