History Characters / ArakawaUnderTheBridge

23rd Dec '16 7:24:12 AM kirara19
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* LimitedWardrobe: No matter the ocassion, he always uses a pair dressing pants, a white shirt, and his red tie.

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* LimitedWardrobe: No matter the ocassion, he always uses a pair of dressing pants, a white shirt, and his red tie.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi gets insanely jealous about Rec, because he also has feelings for Nino. Although she barely [[ObliviousToLove notices his own feelings towards her]].

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi gets insanely jealous about of Rec, because he also has feelings for Nino. Although she barely [[ObliviousToLove notices his own feelings towards her]].



* {{Expressive Mask}}s: Since they do not take their masks out, these always express their emotions. This is, however, subverted in the drama, since they look more as tin-luchador masks and they cannot express the meaning of their words.

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* {{Expressive Mask}}s: Since they do not take their masks out, these always express their emotions. This is, however, subverted in the live-action drama, since they look more as tin-luchador masks and they cannot express the meaning of their words.



* AmbiguouslyHuman: She claims that there is a ''slight'' probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]], as her father loves farming, as much as her.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: She claims that there is a ''slight'' probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]], as her father loves farming, as much as her.she does.



** The second time is when she gets convinced by a fortune teller that she may change her career. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec and the rest of the Arakawa's community is looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga.

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** The second time is when she gets convinced by a fortune teller who tells her that she may needs to change her career. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec and the rest of the Arakawa's community is looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her fragile appearance and politeness, she is still a former yakuza queen who quit her old life to be with Billy. If someone pushes her buttons enough, she wouldn't mind to use her former yakuza's kimono as a way to show her power to the rest of the mobs.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her fragile appearance and politeness, she is still a former yakuza queen who quit her old life to be with Billy. If someone pushes her buttons enough, she wouldn't mind to use her former yakuza's kimono as a way to show her power power's influence to the rest of the mobs.anyone who threatens her pacific life.



* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: She believes that no man would love her, because she is too forceful onto the guys she likes. Her "brothers" seem to think otherwise, though, as they only encourage her to become more "girly".

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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: She believes that no man would love her, because she is too forceful onto the guys she likes. Her "brothers" seem to think otherwise, though, as they only often encourage her to become more "girly".



* ValleyGirl: Her Saitama dialect is translated in the anime and the manga as a "valley girl" accent, and her fixation in many accesories that would make her look girly, adds the full "girl of the valley" image.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Amazoness is likely to be 16 years old, although she is very tall and buff.

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* ValleyGirl: Her Saitama dialect is translated in the anime and the manga as a "valley girl" accent, and her accent. Her fixation in many accesories that would make her look girly, girly adds the full "girl of the valley" image.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Amazoness is still a teenager (who is likely to be 16 years old, old), although she is very tall and buff.
23rd Dec '16 6:56:30 AM kirara19
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's never revealed her real name, and she is commonly known as "Nino" or "Nino-san". 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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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's Her real name is never revealed her real name, revealed, and she is commonly known as "Nino" or "Nino-san". Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (''Ni-no-san'') on the tracker suit's jersey that she always wears.
23rd Dec '16 6:36:39 AM kirara19
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* 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.

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* TheAce: He is good at everything, but that also works against his favor in some ways. It is ways, as it's the result of his father's teachings under their family's the Ichinomiya's mantra.



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

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* {{Bookworm}}: He started reading technical books when he was a ''baby''. He is by far one of the smartest members of the Arakawa's community.community. He straightly went to read technical books all the way since he was a baby, as a form of entertainment.



* ButtMonkey: Since he is the FishOutOfWater from the Arakawa's community, he is the only one who doesn't get their idiosyncrasies. He is also often made fun by them, because his normal-world's logic doesn't work for ''them''.

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* ButtMonkey: Since he is the FishOutOfWater from the Arakawa's community, he is the only one who doesn't get their idiosyncrasies. He is also often made fun by them, because his normal-world's logic doesn't work for ''them''.get along with ''theirs''.



* DebtDetester: His family's mantra and principle is "Never put yourself in debt to anyone", as a result, 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.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Who on Earth would like to be known as "Recruit" (especially considering his company's job position)?
* FishOutOfWater: Rec is the only member of the Arakawa's village that 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 happens when Nino saves him the first time they meet, becoming lovers as a result.
* IconicItem: His red tie that has the Ichinomiya family's mantra embroidered on it.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: For some unknown reason, it pops up when he becomes ''very'' angry.
* LimitedWardrobe: He always uses a pair dressing pants, a shirt and his red tie.

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* DebtDetester: His family's mantra and principle is "Never put yourself in debt to anyone", as anyone". As a result, he always pays Rec either avoids any kind of debts, or attempts to pay all debts of them as quickly as possible... except when he finds himself in a quandry when a venusian who lives under a bridge saves his life.
possible.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Who on Earth would like to be known as "Recruit" (especially is not how he would like to be known, especially considering his company's job position)?
position (as the heir of the company's president). However, he later embraces the nickname.
* FishOutOfWater: Rec is the only member of the Arakawa's village that applies who would be considered as "normal" logic compared to everything the rest of the {{cloudcuckoolander}}s that happens there.
live with him.
* IOweYouMyLife: He believes that this is what will happen if Since Rec has always lived under his [[DebtDetester family's principle]], he becomes indebted to someone. Except ''that'' is exactly what happens finds himself in a quandary when Nino saves him from drowning in the first time they meet, becoming lovers Arakawa's river, as a result.
she proposes him to become lovers.
* IconicItem: His He always wears a red tie that has the Ichinomiya family's mantra embroidered on it.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: For some unknown reason, it pops up when Whenever he becomes gets ''very'' angry.
angry, his speech slips into a Kansai accent for some unknown reason.
* LimitedWardrobe: He No matter the ocassion, he always uses a pair dressing pants, a shirt white shirt, and his red tie.



* NonIdleRich: The Ichinomiyas are practically rich, and he has a high position in their own company. However, since the Mayor doesn't want any of his own 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.
* NotSoDifferent: He sees Hoshi as a petty person, but when they team up, he becomes as petty as him.
* OfficialCouple: He is paired with Nino ever since the first chapter/episode. [[spoiler: They are literally their respective "other halves"]].

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* NonIdleRich: The Ichinomiyas are practically rich, and he has a high position in their own company. However, since the Mayor doesn't want any of his own money (and Rec doesn't want to be seen as a "leech"), the best he could do is getting a job working as a teacher for the younger youngest members of the riverbank's community.
* NotSoDifferent: He Although he sees Hoshi as a petty person, but when whenever they team up, he Rec becomes as petty as him.
* OfficialCouple: He is and Nino are the main couple of the series. They have been paired with Nino ever since the first chapter/episode. [[spoiler: They start as she saves him from being drowned, and proposes him to be in a romantic relationship. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:they are literally their respective "other halves"]].halves", as Nino eventually falls heads over heels in love with Rec, and believes they were meant to be with each other]].



* OnlySaneMan: To [[UpToEleven a extreme]], considering the type of place that is the [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Arakawa's riverbank village]], and at some point he just plays along with them.
* WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his relationship with his father. Rec's motivation for doing what 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... to a ''creepy'' degree).


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* OnlySaneMan: To [[UpToEleven a an extreme]], considering the type of place that is the [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Arakawa's riverbank village]], and although at some point he just plays along with them.
* WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his Rec's relationship with his father. father is very distant, as they barely see or talk to each other. Rec's motivation for doing what 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... to a ''creepy'' degree).

doesn't.




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



** Trying to take Rec from her, gets some [[NotSoStoic interesting responses]], too.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She could be this if you don't buy her Venusian story... [[ArkhamsRazor which turns out to be true]].
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair acts as an antenna for some weird reason.
* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is a Venusian trait, is force feeding them the fishes she caught for dinner.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships". She can also sense from far away when a person is evil or not.
* HeroicBSOD: After she finds out that Hoshi used her cosmic tapes to record a new song (and all the blame is turned against Rec), she gets mad enough that she climbs a telephone pole.
* HiddenBuxom: Since Nino is always seen wearing a tracker suit's jersey, no one could notice that she has big breasts.
* HumanAliens: She is originally presented as an [[AmbiguouslyHuman ambiguous human]] who claims to be from Venus, but actually 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.

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** Trying to take Rec from her, gets some [[NotSoStoic interesting responses]], too.
responses]] that aren't her usual.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She could be this if you don't buy Anyone who is an outsider to the Arakawa's riverbed would believe that her Venusian story... story may be just a fragment of her imagination, but it [[ArkhamsRazor which turns out to be true]].
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair acts as an antenna whenever she perceives there is something wrong around her. She also used it as a radar for some weird reason.
Rec, as a way to know if he was doing well during his emergency trip to Venus.
* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is a Venusian trait, is force feeding them the fishes she caught catch for dinner.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that pure as she is an stranger to normal earthling topics such as "relationships". She can also sense from far away when a person is evil or not.
* HeroicBSOD: After she finds out that Hoshi used her cosmic treasured tapes to record a new song (and all the blame is turned against Rec), she gets very mad enough that and she climbs a telephone pole.
pole as a way to isolate herself from the rest of the community.
* HiddenBuxom: Since Nino is always seen wearing a tracker suit's jersey, no one could notice that she has big breasts.
* HumanAliens: She is originally presented as an [[AmbiguouslyHuman ambiguous human]] who claims to be from Venus, but actually her claims are turn out to be true, as it's revealed that she was left behind by her Venusian parents, under the care of the Mayor.
parents.
* InnocentBlueEyes: She has a pure heart and a pure soul, and her naïvety naivety is often played with in the rest of the series.



* LimitedWardrobe: Despite the few dresses that Rec has bought for her, she only wears a school tracker suit (jersey and a pair of shorts) and a pair of shoes. The Mayor provides her lots of them as they are hidden in his underwater bunker.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is the Masculine Girl to Rec's Feminine Boy, to some extent, as she is unfamiliar with what a normal girl is supposed to be doing in a relationship. That, and that Rec is supposed to have a "heart of a maiden".
* MegatonPunch: Is quite capable of taking out her anger on someone, due to her unnatural strength.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is the Masculine Girl to Rec's Feminine Boy, to some extent, as she is unfamiliar with what a normal girl is supposed to be doing in a relationship. That, While there are a few women in the community (P-ko and that Rec is supposed to have a "heart Maria), it's implied she learnt some of a maiden".
her "feminine" manners from [[WholesomeCrossdresser Sister]] and teen idol magazines (as seen in the live action-drama).
* MegatonPunch: Is Due to her unnatural strength, Nino is quite capable of taking out her anger on someone, due to her unnatural strength.someone.



* OfficialCouple: She is paired up with Rec ever since the very start. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves" at the end of the series.]]
* 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: She is and Rec are the main couple of the series. They have been paired up with Rec ever since the very start. [[spoiler: They become start as she saves him from being drowned, and proposes him to be in a romantic relationship. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:they are literally their respective literal "other halves" at the end of the series.]]
halves", as Nino believes they were meant to be with each other]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's never revealed her real name, and she is commonly known as "Nino" or "Nino-san". Her name comes from the tag "Class 2-3" (''Ni-no-san'') on the tracker suit's jersey that she always wears.



* SelectiveObliviousness: She ignores everything Hoshi throws her way, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Rec does something romantic]], she's touched. That is, of course, "if" she notices it.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Just give her any kind of cute or pretty feminine clothing, and she would look gorgeous under Rec (and Hoshi)'s eyes.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards 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 ended up being her "other half"]].

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* SelectiveObliviousness: She ignores everything Hoshi throws is meaning to do for her way, love, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Rec does something romantic]], she's touched. That is, of course, "if" she notices it.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Just give her any kind of cute or pretty feminine clothing, and she would look gorgeous under Rec (and Hoshi)'s eyes.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards Rec, because not only Despite her claims that she doesn't want to forget Rec's face or name after she saved his life and proposes him from drowning at their first meeting, or to be lovers (although she didn't know what it really implied), she develops feelings only towards him because she wanted [[spoiler:Rec was later revealed to be his girlfriend, it's because [[spoiler: Rec ended up being her "other half"]]. half"]].



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nino is notably seen as distant with whatever happens around her, unless she enjoys herself. It's even noted by the Mayor that she has ''changed'' once it seems that she fell in love with Rec, as well.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Nino keeps a lot of fish in her jersey's jacket.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nino is notably seen as distant with whatever happens around her, unless she enjoys herself. It's even noted by the Mayor that she has ''changed'' once it seems that she fell in love with Rec, as well.
Rec.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Nino keeps a lot of fish in inside her jersey's jacket.



The head of the Arakawa community. An odd man that constantly wears a kappa suit, he manages to corral and lead the members of the village with a good amount of (misguided) skill.

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The head of the Arakawa community. An odd man that constantly wears a kappa suit, he manages to corral gather and lead the members of the village with a good amount of (misguided) skill.



* ChekhovsGunman: Who could have guessed that a man who believes he is a {{kappa}}, is actually one of the main moving figures behind the whole plot of the series? And only for the sake of Nino and the secrets that lay under the Arakawa's riverbed...
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Mayor claims he is a real kappa... but his [[PeopleInRubberSuits rubber suit]] differs. And everyone buys the idea that 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 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. This is also considering his "man behind the curtains" position, once he leaves the kappa suit aside.
* ObliviousToLove: Everyone knows that P-ko loves him, but apparently (unless he is plainly [[OfbuscatingStupidity ignoring it]]) he doesn't know anything about her crush on him. [[spoiler: At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].
* PapaWolf: The Mayor is very protective to Nino and her well-being, as she was left behind by her biological parents as part of some deal with him.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Who No one could have guessed at the start of the series that a man who believes that he is a {{kappa}}, is actually one of the main moving figures behind the whole plot of the series? And only for series. He has his own reasons to do so, especially as it concerns the sake safety of Nino and the secrets that lay under the Arakawa's riverbed...
riverbed.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Mayor claims that he is a real kappa... kappa, but his obvious [[PeopleInRubberSuits rubber suit]] differs. And everyone Everyone also buys the idea that he is a mythical creature (even Rec, if only for a few minutes).
minutes), though, as he tries good enough to act as such.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He Despite his "mythical creature" claims and his [[BunnyEarsLawyer guidance]], the Mayor is one of the most mysterious people that live person who lives on the Arakawa's riverbank, riverbank. It's heavily implied that he is someone who has enough influence in the outside, as he has saved many of the villagers' lives villagers (such as Rec) when they get involved in his lifetime.
dangerous situations that would concern the safety of Nino's real identity.
* TheFaceless: We never see It's clearly unknown what his real face. Not face really looks like, not even when he is doing an illusion-magic performance or when he is out of the kappa suit.
* FullBodyDisguise: Despite his claims as that he is a mythical creature, he is only wearing a disguise.
full-body rubber costume.
* LineOfSightName: This is how the The Mayor names people with objects that are close to his sight, once they become members of the community.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:The ending suggests that he is living with P-ko, as he is seen under his real appearance. It's unknown if they are a couple, though.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Mayor has had moments of deep insight at times, belying the aloof nature he normally sports. This is also considering his "man behind He may be just ignoring some stuff whenever someone points it out to him, but whenever it threatens the curtains" position, once riverbank, he leaves the kappa suit aside.
always makes it personal.
* ObliviousToLove: Everyone knows that P-ko loves him, but apparently (unless he is plainly [[OfbuscatingStupidity ignoring it]]) ''apparently'' he doesn't know anything about her crush on him. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].
* PapaWolf: The Mayor is very protective to Nino and her well-being, as she was left behind by her biological parents as part of some deal they had with him.



* 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.


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* 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.

riverbank whenever they get in trouble.




* ButtMonkey: Once Rec starts living in the riverbank, he gets on-par moments with him. He starts being the butt of the jokes once he finds out that Nino considers Rec as her boyfriend, but not him.

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* ButtMonkey: Once Rec starts living in the riverbank, he Hoshi gets on-par on par moments with him. He starts being the butt of the jokes once he finds out that Nino considers Rec as her boyfriend, but not him.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi gets crazily jealous on Rec, just because of Nino. Although she barely [[ObliviousToLove even notices]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. He has known her for a couple of years, and fell in love with her ''at first sight''. His plan was approaching her little by little to win her heart... until he hears that Rec is "her boyfriend". Instead of feeling fully rejected, Hoshi attempts to be more spectacular to gain her attention (because he notices that Nino and Rec's relationship doesn't advance too much).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He wants and intends to ruin Rec. So, he was initially on board with Rec being hypnotized to "fall in love" with Amazoness... but he helps him break out of it because he prefers to win Nino with his own power, and not playing dirty tricks like this one.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Hoshi gets crazily insanely jealous on about Rec, just because of he also has feelings for Nino. Although she barely [[ObliviousToLove even notices]].
notices his own feelings towards her]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. He has known her for a couple of years, and fell in love with her ''at first sight''. His original plan was approaching her little by little to win her heart... until he hears that Rec (who was just a newbie in the community) is "her boyfriend". Instead of feeling fully rejected, Hoshi attempts to be more spectacular to gain her attention (because he notices that Nino and Rec's relationship doesn't advance too much).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He wants and intends to ruin Rec. So, he Rec with his own hands. He was initially on board with Rec being hypnotized to "fall in love" with Amazoness... but he helps him break out of it because he prefers to win Nino with his own power, and not playing dirty tricks like this one.



* 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 often wears sunglasses (due to his former [[{{Pun}} stardom]]'s status) and that he has short red hair.
* FunTShirt: Hoshi has some questionable fashion's tastes and he even does his own t-shirts, one noticeable being "ORE NO T-SHIRT" ("I'm a T-Shirt").

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* 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 often wears sunglasses (due to his former [[{{Pun}} stardom]]'s status) status, he wants to stay anonymous) and that he has short red hair.
* FunTShirt: Hoshi has some questionable fashion's tastes and he even does his own t-shirts, one t-shirts. One very noticeable being in the series is the one that says "ORE NO T-SHIRT" ("I'm a T-Shirt").



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Once Hoshi sees that Nino and Rec are meant to be together, he realizes that there is no more reason to stay behind with the rest of the Arakawa's community, and he wants to return to his former musical career. He gives a final threat to Rec, with tears on his eyes, that he will never forgive him if he makes her cry.]]



* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of Rec and Nino when they are dating) and sometimes even involuntarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Hoshi has more in common with Rec than he would expect.

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* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of He voluntarily ruins Rec and Nino's dates because he can't stand them being with each other. However, he even ruins moments involuntarily, when things about those two are getting very serious (such as when Nino when they are dating) and sometimes even involuntarily.
Rec find out that he recorded a song in one of Nino's treasured tapes).
* NotSoDifferent: Hoshi has more in common with Rec than he would expect.expect, especially when it concerns their feelings towards Nino, as they end up acting very childish just to get her attention.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Due to his anonymity from the spotlight, he is only known as "Hoshi" by everyone in the Arakawa's community.



* 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 rest of Arakawa's community).

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* AFatherToHisMen: He used to be in the military, and it is implied that he was seen as such in his own squad (and that is also recurrent with the rest of Arakawa's community).



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: 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 military, so he can easily react towards anyone who may be lying in front of him.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: He met Maria in the middle of a battlefield when she used one of her attacks to leave him bald. He fell for her ''immediately''.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: 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 village (with noticeable exception to Amazoness.
Amazoness).
* LivingLieDetector: He Since Sister was in the military, so he can easily react towards whenever anyone who may be lying in front of him.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: He met Maria in the middle of a battlefield when she used one of her attacks to leave him bald. He ''immediately'' fell for her ''immediately''.head over heels in love of her.



* MadBomber: Has an obsession of throwing grenades everywhere.

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* MadBomber: Has He has an obsession of throwing grenades everywhere.everywhere, due to his paranoia of being suddenly attacked by an enemy.



* OneManArmy: He is huge, he has a military's past, and is well trained in the arts of camouflage and weaponry.

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* OneManArmy: He is huge, he has a military's past, huge man who used to be in the military, and he is well trained in the arts of camouflage and weaponry.weaponry. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass The Mayor]] knows that he is a good person capable of his job, though.



* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely is seen with a smile on his face, due to his military's training.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Sister is, perhaps, the most dangerous person in the Arakawa's village.
* PhenotypeStereotype: It's unclear from where exactly is Sister, although Stella's past (as he directed her orphanage) suggests he may be English or European as well.
* ScarsAreForever: Due to his HighPressureBlood coming out from a scar that is across his face, it's evident that it frequently opens, and it will never heal.
* TheStoic: He is a PerpetualFrowner who rarely express emotions... [[NotSoStoic unless his]] [[{{Jerkass}} crush's insults get to 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 some "life-or-death" situations.
* 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]].


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* PerpetualFrowner: He Due to his military's training, he is rarely is seen with a smile on his face, due to his military's training.
face.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Sister is, perhaps, the most dangerous person in the Arakawa's village.
village, as he is a former soldier who is illegally residing in the Arakawa's riverbank and (probably) Japan.
* PhenotypeStereotype: It's unclear from where exactly is Sister, although Stella's past (as he once directed her orphanage) suggests that he may be English or European as well.
her, too.
* ScarsAreForever: Due to his HighPressureBlood coming out from a scar that is across his face, it's evident that it frequently opens, and that it will never heal.
* TheStoic: He is a PerpetualFrowner who rarely express emotions... [[NotSoStoic unless his]] [[{{Jerkass}} unless]] his {{jerkass}} crush's insults get to him]].
him.
* TriggerHappy: Sister has been is 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 some "life-or-death" situations.
life-or-death situations that may be more of "life" than "death".
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Sister uses a nun's habit (though his military suit is below it) almost all the time, it), but there are ocassions (either in {{Imagine Spot}}s or acting scenes) where he will use other feminine clothes such as a schoolgirl outfit, complete with a [[HairDecorations barette]].




* AgeLift: In the drama, Stella is portrayed as a teenager (a bit older than the Iron Brothers) instead of a child.

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* AgeLift: In the live-action drama, Stella is portrayed as a teenager (a bit older than the Iron Brothers) instead of a child.



* LimitedWardrobe: She is mostly seen wearing a cutesy feminine dress, with some obvious exceptions (she also uses pajamas). Her drama counterpart is seen wearing a mixed variety of clothes, one layer over the other.
* PrecociousCrush: 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]].

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* LimitedWardrobe: She is mostly seen wearing always wears a cutesy feminine dress, with some obvious exceptions (she (as she also uses pajamas). pajamas when she goes to sleep). Her live-action drama counterpart is seen wearing always wears a mixed variety of clothes, one layer over the other.
* PrecociousCrush: 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 about those feelings, once the series is ending]].



* BerserkButton: It's implied that she and Sister were former lovers, since every time Sister slips his tongue into his military's memories, she would attack him with a pair of scissors, ''from across the riverbank''.

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* BerserkButton: It's implied that she and Sister were former lovers, since every time Sister slips his tongue into his military's memories, she would attack him with a pair of scissors, scissors ''from across the riverbank''.



%%* DarkActionGirl

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%%* DarkActionGirl* DarkActionGirl: Maria used to be a spy for a country that was on war with Sister's. She knows her fighting techniques and abilities too well, as she can manage a good pair of scissors as a murder weapon similar to a knife.



* CoolBigSis: She acts as such, bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively for the girls and children. The male part of the riverbank's village usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.

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* CoolBigSis: She acts as such, a cool sister, bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively for the girls and children. The male part of the riverbank's village usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.



* IShallTauntYou: Her addiction is insulting every man of the village, until their spirit to continue living, dies as well.
* NotAMorningPerson: She becomes a "monster" if she wakes up earlier.

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* IShallTauntYou: Her Maria's addiction is involves in insulting every man of the village, until their spirit to continue living, living dies as well.
along the way.
* NotAMorningPerson: She becomes a "monster" if she wakes up earlier.earlier than the usual. She is not going to bother to put her "nice act" mask towards anyone (not even women or children) who does so.



* 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: Maria threats others with her scissors.

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* RoseHairedSweetie: The BitchInSheepsClothing variant -- variant, as 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: Maria threats threatens others with her scissors.scissors, as if they were knives (due to her military's past).



* TheVamp: Maria comes from the "treat men like shit and they'll be fawning over you" variety. It works perfectly with Sister, after all.

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* TheVamp: Maria comes from the "treat men like shit and they'll be fawning over you" variety. It works perfectly with Sister, after all.who fell in love with her back during their battlefield days.



* CainAndAbel: Subverted, since Tetsuo and Tetsuro don't hate each other enough to sacrifice one over the other (although it's implied this ''could'' happen since they are growing up, and one of them falls in love with Stella).

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* CainAndAbel: Subverted, since Tetsuo and Tetsuro don't hate each other enough to sacrifice one over the other (although it's implied this it ''could'' happen since they are twins who are growing up, and one of them falls in love with even has a crush on Stella).



* {{Expressive 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.
* TheFaceless: In a similar case as Hoshi's and the Mayor's, their real faces are never revealed to the readers and the viewers. The few glances of them only happen in the finale.
* HulkingOut: Given the circumstances of training with Sister, they suffer a similar transformation as Stella. Although, they only spend transformed for a while.
* MrImagination: Rec considers that the Iron Brothers are actually "chuunibyou" if they aren't what they claim to be.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks can control their psychic powers, gravity and also shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They claim that they have such, but they are never shown in the whole 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''?
* PuppyLove: One of the twins is in love with Stella.

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* {{Expressive Mask}}s: They Since 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.
masks and they cannot express the meaning of their words.
* TheFaceless: In a similar case as Hoshi's and the Mayor's, their Their real faces are never revealed to the readers and the viewers. The few glances of them only happen in the finale.
* HulkingOut: Given the circumstances of training with Sister, they suffer a similar transformation as Stella. Although, Although they only spend transformed as such for a while.
* MrImagination: Rec frequently considers that the Iron Brothers are actually could be "chuunibyou" if they aren't what they claim any of their claims (being psychics and being pursued by the Government) turn out to be.
be false.
* PowerLimiter: Their masks can control their psychic powers, gravity gravity, and they also can shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They The twins claim that they have such, are psychics, but they their powers are never shown in the whole series. Of course, who would tempt them to use them if they are paranoid of the government and according if (according to them, them) their powers are too ''powerful''?
* PuppyLove: One of the twins is in love with has a crush on Stella.



* WonderTwinPowers: They imply that if they aren't together, their psychic powers may not work. This is the reason of why they fear if one of them gets caught first.


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* WonderTwinPowers: They imply that if they aren't together, their psychic powers may not work. This is the reason of why they fear what would happen if one of them gets caught first.




* 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: He is one of the nicest guys you will ever find in the series.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that Shimazaki loves him with a passion.
* {{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 child 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. He even gets in charge of a "Change your job" fair inside the Arakawa's community.


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* DisappearedDad: Hasn't Shiro hasn't seen his wife or daughter for six years, though years. However, they still write him letters, and he hasn't divorced his wife. They don't seem to mind that he isn't with them, and they fully encourage his dreams dream of becoming a champion liner.
"white-lining walker".
* NiceGuy: He is probably one of the nicest guys you will ever find in the series.
series, as he doesn't act petty as Rec or Hoshi, and he only gets threaten when he isn't fully walking with his line striper, as it's a SeriousBusiness for him.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that Shimazaki loves him with a passion.
passion, not even when he gets kidnapped by her after her RescueArc.
* {{Salaryman}}: What his former job was, later, he instead wants He used to be a salaryman, who quit to become the most recognizable "white lining "white-lining walker" in the entire world.
* SuperOCD: He believes that, if he walks out off his white line, his wife and child would become ''chicken''. And since no one can prove him otherwise, the rest of the community don't want to risk it.
it, either.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite his looks, greasy-hair and his "caterpillar-sleeping bag" clothes, or the fact that he was a failure as a salaryman, he is actually one of the smartest members of the community. He even gets in charge of a "Change your job" fair inside the Arakawa's community.




* AmbiguouslyHuman: Or so she claims, as she hints that there is a ''slight'' probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]].
* BananaPeel: Taken UpToEleven with SlipperySkid in her first appearance.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Or so she claims, as she hints She claims that there is a ''slight'' probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]].
vegetable]], as her father loves farming, as much as her.
* BananaPeel: Taken UpToEleven with SlipperySkid Her "security" system for her farming consists mostly of banana peels that she is ''sure'' someone will eventually [[SlipperySkid slip with]]. However, due to her clumsiness (and shown in her first appearance.appearance), she is the only one who falls for it. It's taken UpToEleven in the live-action drama, too.



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes are red as her hair.
* CuteClumsyGirl: She is ''very'' clumsy, compared to the rest of the girls of the Arakawa's community.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes are red as her hair.
hair, probably as one of many hints that she isn't ''very'' [[AmbiguouslyHuman normal]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: She is ''very'' clumsy, compared to the rest of the girls of the Arakawa's community.community, as she can easily make a misstep.



* FieryRedhead: She gets too passionate with her vegetable farming.

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* FieryRedhead: She not only is a red-haired woman, she also gets too passionate with her vegetable farming.farming (and she claims that she can understand their feelings).



* HopelessSuitor: She doesn't mind if the Mayor rejects her or ignores that she has feelings for him, she would always pursue his love. [[spoiler: It's implied to be averted by the end of the manga, as she is seen living with him.]]

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* HopelessSuitor: She doesn't mind if the Mayor rejects her or ignores that she has feelings for him, she would always pursue his love. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's implied to be averted by the end of the manga, as she is seen living with him.]]



* OlderThanTheyLook: She is 22 years old according to [[AllThereInTheManual the official info]] but looks somewhat younger.


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* OlderThanTheyLook: She is 22 years old according According to [[AllThereInTheManual the official info]] info, P-ko is 22 years old, but she looks somewhat younger.

younger.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone calls her "P-ko", and her original name is never mentioned in the series.




* ArrangedMarriage: To Nino, and only because he got (accidentally, thanks to the influence of the Venusian Ghost) "approved" by her parents. He later calls out the wedding ceremony, because he can't ''betray'' Rec and his own principles.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. 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 Rec... whether they want to or not.
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Rec, who is straight.
* ManHug: He goes after them often with Rec.
* PapaWolf: He is ''very'' protective of Rec, ever since he considered himself as his dad's replacement.
* 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.
* SubordinateExcuse: Despite his weird attraction to Rec, he sometimes ''is'' useful.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Upon his return after his "supposed" death in Venus, his appearance gets drastically different than his usual self -- he looked manly and less StraightGay and affectionate to Rec.


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* ArrangedMarriage: To Nino, and only because he got (accidentally, thanks to the influence of the Venusian Ghost) "approved" by her parents. He later calls out the wedding ceremony, because he can't ''betray'' Rec and his own principles.
principles as his assistant.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: He got stuck with Rec in during their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring brought several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. He was is eventually saved by a Venusian Ghost who brainwashed brainwashes 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 Rec... that his feelings towards Rec ''could be'' more than just loyalty... whether they want to ignore them or not.
* %%* IncompatibleOrientation: With Rec, who is straight.
* %%* ManHug: He goes after them often with Rec.
* PapaWolf: He is ''very'' protective of Rec, ever since he considered has seen himself as his dad's replacement.
father's replacement, due to their distant relationship.
* StraightGay: He Takai only acts feminine when he is preparing food or other home made stuff for Rec. It's up to interpretation Only he knows if he does so because he sees him as his son, or because he wants Rec to see him as a ''potential'' lover.
* SubordinateExcuse: Despite his weird attraction to Rec, he sometimes ''is'' useful.
useful as his assistant.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Upon his return after his "supposed" death in Venus, his appearance gets drastically different than his usual self -- he looked looks manly and less StraightGay and affectionate to Rec.




* BeautyMark: She has a mole under her left eye.
* {{Brainwashed}}: She gets known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed" in-series, because she became brainwashed very frequently.
** The first time is when she just suffered a HeroicBSOD, after finding out that Shiro actually has a family and that he hasn't got divorced from his wife. To make matters worse, she is contacted by a Mole who was willing to know and reveal the secrets of the Arakawa's riverbed. Then, she becomes TheMole for him.
** The second time is when she gets convinced by a fortune teller. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec was looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga.
* EnigmaticMinion: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to finish the research about the riverbank and Nino. She gets later convinced by the same Nino to stay there with the rest of the community.
* TheMole: This is her basic role to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: After going to the bridge for the first time, she falls in love with ''Shiro'', after he helps her to get out of Sister and Maria's trap. Admittedly, there ''was'' a bit of ComicallyMissingThePoint involved, too.

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* BeautyMark: She has a mole under her left eye.
eye, that indicates one of her many attractive points as a beautiful woman.
* {{Brainwashed}}: She gets known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed" in-series, because she became can easily get brainwashed very frequently.
by others.
** The first time is when she just suffered goes through a HeroicBSOD, after finding out that Shiro actually still has a family of his own and that he hasn't got divorced from his wife. is still married. To make matters worse, she is contacted by the Mole, a Mole distant acquaintance of The Mayor who was willing wants to know and reveal the secrets of the Arakawa's riverbed. Then, Not long after that, she becomes TheMole for him.
** The second time is when she gets convinced by a fortune teller. teller that she may change her career. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec was and the rest of the Arakawa's community is looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga.
* EnigmaticMinion: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to finish the research about the riverbank and Nino. She gets later convinced by the same Nino to stay there with the rest of the community.village.
* TheMole: This is her basic role in the story, as she is hired to infiltrate the Arakawa's village to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: After going to the bridge for the first time, she She falls in love with ''Shiro'', ''Shiro'' not long after he helps her to get out of Sister and Maria's trap. trap, the first time she tries to infiltrate the riverbank's community. Admittedly, there ''was'' ''is'' a bit of ComicallyMissingThePoint involved, too.



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 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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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 Rec, his own son, for his entire life. A cutthroat businessman, he gets what he wants when whenever he wants it and proudly stands tall over his accomplishments.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Subverted. He's very harsh and curt with Rec, but he does have some love for his son.
* HumiliationConga: In a situation that briefly parallels to his own son's first encounter in the Arakawa's bridge, he leaves the place all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* PapaWolf: Despite what he claims, he protects his son from the sidelines.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Due to his strict personality and rare presence in Rec's life, there are times that he gets uncounsciously scared by his glasses-wearing image...


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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Subverted. He's very harsh and curt with Rec, but he does have some love for his son.
son, as he doesn't want to harm him.
* HumiliationConga: In a situation that briefly parallels to his own son's first encounter in the Arakawa's bridge, bridge (his pants get robbed, Nino talks to him while he is in his underwear), he leaves the place all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* PapaWolf: Despite what he claims, his intentions towards Rec's life, he protects his son from the sidelines.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Due to his strict personality and rare presence in Rec's life, there are times that he Rec gets uncounsciously scared by his glasses-wearing image...




* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, as lampshaded in his nickname. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto (he also writes a blog under this identity).

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, as lampshaded in his nickname. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto (he Sakamoto, and he also writes a blog under this identity).identity.



* 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.
* {{Keigo}}: His formal speech reflects his old-fashioned sense as a "samurai".


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* ImportantHaircut: He used to be a normal hairdresser, until he got sick of his lifestyle and ran away from home. He cut of off his hair as a meaning of "new beginning" once his "samurai spirit" was awakened in the Arakawa's riverbank.
* {{Keigo}}: His formal speech towards the rest of the villagers, reflects his old-fashioned sense as a "samurai".




* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or, at least, they cannot help swooning over his manliness in Rec and Hoshi's cases.
* AFatherToHisMen: How the birds' yakuza sees him (he is their "big brother"), since he is always in the peak of sacrificing himself for their sake... or the sake of the riverbank's villagers.
* InterspeciesRomance: Due to their eccentric natures, both him and Jacqueline consider their relationship as this.
* RatedMForManly: He is the ''manliest'' of all men in not only Arakawa's riverbank, but ''also'' in Japan.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or, at least, they cannot help swooning over his manliness in (in Rec and Hoshi's cases.
cases).
* AFatherToHisMen: How the birds' yakuza sees him (he is their "big brother"), since he is always in the peak of sacrificing himself for their sake... or and the sake of the riverbank's villagers.
* InterspeciesRomance: Due to their eccentric natures, both him and Jacqueline consider their relationship relatioship as this.
* RatedMForManly: He is the ''manliest'' of all men in not only Arakawa's riverbank, but ''also'' in Japan.
somewhat forbidden, since they are a cockatoo and a bee, respectively.



* {{Tsundere}}: He is a tsuntsun towards Jacqueline, as he may look aloof from her. But his dere shows off when he ''really'' means she is the world to him.

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* {{Tsundere}}: He is a tsuntsun towards Jacqueline, as he may look aloof from her. But his dere side shows off when he ''really'' means she is the world to him.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her fragile appearance and politeness, she is still a former yakuza queen who quit her old life to be with Billy. If someone pushes her buttons enough, she wouldn't mind to use her former yakuza's kimono as a way to show her power to the rest of the mobs.



* DragonLady: Prior to coming to Arakawa, she was a former yakuza queen.
* InterspeciesRomance: This is how she interpret her relationship with Billy, since she is a "queen bee" and he is a bird.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Billy, because they are an inseparable couple.
* SickeninglySweethearts: She is madly in love with Billy.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Jacqueline doesn't have any eyes for any other man than Billy.


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* DragonLady: Prior to coming to Arakawa, she was a former yakuza queen.
queen who had a great power in her mob.
* InterspeciesRomance: This is how she interpret interprets her relationship with Billy, since she is a "queen bee" and he is a bird.
* SatelliteCharacter: To In almost every single one of her appearances, she appears next to Billy, her lover, because they are an inseparable couple.
* SickeninglySweethearts: She is madly in love with Billy.
Billy, to the point that they always act very endearingly to each other, despite Billy's {{tsundere}} nature.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Jacqueline doesn't have any eyes for any other man than her Billy.




* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He believes that his real role in the world is that he should protect the world from evil venusians, and his way to warn people about it, is through his sci-fi manga's pages. He ''believes'' Nino is an alien-princess that would destroy the world.

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He believes that his real role in the world is that he should protect the world from evil venusians, and his way to warn people about it, is through his sci-fi manga's pages. He ''believes'' Nino is an alien-princess that would destroy the world.pages, which are inspired from "real-life events".



* TheMole: His own desire to defend the Earth is what the Mole's organization wanted to use in their own benefit. Although, he still has some affection to the Arakawa's community. He is self-aware that the Mole is full of "bad" people, but his only motivation to keep doing so was because he just wanted to keep playing as [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.


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* TheMole: His own desire to defend the Earth is what the Mole's organization wanted wants to use in their own benefit. Although, benefit, although he still has some affection to the Arakawa's community. He is self-aware knows that the Mole organization is full of "bad" people, but his only motivation to keep doing so was is because he just wanted to keep playing as be [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.




* AmazonianBeauty: Has the body of an Amazon, but the heart of a high school girl.
* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to Hoshi at first, as he still holds his feelings for Nino.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: This is what she believes, because she is too forceful onto the guys she likes. Her "brothers" seem to think otherwise, though.

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* AmazonianBeauty: Has She has the body of an Amazon, but the heart of a high school girl.
* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to that Hoshi is never going to pay attention to her at first, as he still holds his feelings for Nino.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: This is what she believes, She believes that no man would love her, because she is too forceful onto the guys she likes. Her "brothers" seem to think otherwise, though.though, as they only encourage her to become more "girly".



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit goes along with the Amazon warrior theme, but it leaves very little to the imagination.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To both Rec and Hoshi, as she is taller (and stronger) than them.
* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Rec and it's as creepy as it sounds, because she can be a violent tsuntsun.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit goes along with the Amazon warrior theme, but theme of her disguise, and it leaves very little to the imagination.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To both Rec and Hoshi, as she is taller (and stronger) than both of them.
* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Rec and it's as creepy as it sounds, because she can be a ''very'' violent tsuntsun.



* ValleyGirl: What her Saitama dialect is often translated as.


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* ValleyGirl: What her Her Saitama dialect is often translated as.

in the anime and the manga as a "valley girl" accent, and her fixation in many accesories that would make her look girly, adds the full "girl of the valley" image.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Amazoness is likely to be 16 years old, although she is very tall and buff.



* AscendedExtra: Who would have expected that the famous idol outside the Arakawa's riverbank would play an important role later into the series? Better yet, making a personal proposal to Rec to join the riverbank's community after he found out he was as ''weird'' as the rest of the villagers?
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Rec, Hoshi and Last Samurai swoon over him a LOT. They tend to "invoke" their Kameari-tis when they have to think as "teenage girls". No wonder he gets particularly scared of ''this'' when he finally meets Hoshi and Last Samurai in the riverbank.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:At the end of the manga, it's implied that he and the Venusian Ghost got together.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Especially for those that only stayed out with the anime, due to his AscendedExtra appearance late into the manga series and his role as a major player in the last arc.
* WillingChanneler: Kameari accepts being the human host of the Venusian Ghost as part of a deal regarding his nudity's obsession. [[spoiler:It's this possession where he realizes he has a mutual connection with him as his possible ''other half''.]]

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* AscendedExtra: Who would have expected that the famous idol outside the Arakawa's riverbank would play an important From a passerby mention and RunningGag earlier, Kameari plays a major role later into towards the series? Better yet, making ending of the series. He even makes a personal proposal to Rec to join the riverbank's community after he found finds out that he was is as ''weird'' as the rest of the villagers?
Arakawa's community.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Rec, Hoshi Hoshi, and Last Samurai swoon over him a LOT. They tend to "invoke" their Kameari-tis when they have to think as "teenage girls". No wonder he He gets particularly scared of ''this'' when he finally meets Hoshi and Last Samurai in the riverbank.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:At the end of the manga, it's implied that he and the Venusian Ghost got together.together, as they left Earth.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Especially for those that only stayed out with the anime, due to Since his AscendedExtra appearance late into the manga series and his role as is extended in the manga, long after where the anime was left, no one would have guessed that he would have played a bigger and major player role in the last arc.
arc of the series, instead of just being a passerby mention from any of the Arakawa's villagers.
* WillingChanneler: Kameari accepts being the human host of the Venusian Ghost as part of a deal regarding his nudity's obsession. [[spoiler:It's this possession where he the Venusian Ghost realizes he has a mutual connection with him as his possible ''other half''.]]
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* ObliviousToLove: Seemingly everyone knows that P-ko loves him but ''him''. [[spoiler: At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].
* PapaWolf: He is very protective to Nin and her well-being, as she was left behind by her biological parents as part of some deal with him.

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* ObliviousToLove: Seemingly everyone Everyone knows that P-ko loves him him, but ''him''.apparently (unless he is plainly [[OfbuscatingStupidity ignoring it]]) he doesn't know anything about her crush on him. [[spoiler: At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].
* PapaWolf: He The Mayor is very protective to Nin Nino and her well-being, as she was left behind by her biological parents as part of some deal with him.



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

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: He is considered as the "last" one of them, obviously. as lampshaded in his nickname. He is also a fan of Ryouma Sakamoto (and he (he also writes a blog under this identity.identity).



* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to Hoshi, as he still holds his feelings for Nino, who is the physical opposite of her.

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* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to Hoshi, Hoshi at first, as he still holds his feelings for Nino, who is the physical opposite of her. Nino.
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A list of characters from the anime and manga series ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'', a series about an eccentric group of homeless people that have formed a community under a bridge on the Arakawa River. '''Beware of untagged spoilers!'''

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A list of characters from the anime and manga series ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'', a series about an eccentric group of homeless people that have formed a community under a bridge on the Arakawa River. '''Beware of untagged unmarked spoilers!'''
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A list of characters from the anime and manga series ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'', a series about an eccentric group of homeless people that have formed a community under a bridge on the Arakawa River.

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A list of characters from the anime and manga series ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'', a series about an eccentric group of homeless people that have formed a community under a bridge on the Arakawa River.
River. '''Beware of untagged spoilers!'''



* OfficialCouple: With Nino. [[spoiler: They are literally their respective "other halves"]].

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* OfficialCouple: With Nino.He is paired with Nino ever since the first chapter/episode. [[spoiler: They are literally their respective "other halves"]].



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 in the story)]]. 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 (she is actually from Venus, as it is revealed later in the story)]].story). She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She could be this if you don't buy her Venusian story... [[spoiler: [[ArkhamsRazor which is actually true]].]]

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She could be this if you don't buy her Venusian story... [[spoiler: [[ArkhamsRazor which is actually turns out to be true]].]]



* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is [[spoiler: a Venusian trait]], is force feeding them the fishes she caught for dinner.

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* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is [[spoiler: a Venusian trait]], trait, is force feeding them the fishes she caught for dinner.



* HeroicBSOD: After she finds out that Hoshi [[spoiler:used her cosmic tapes to record a new song (and all the blame is turned against Rec)]], she gets mad enough that she climbs a telephone pole.

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* HeroicBSOD: After she finds out that Hoshi [[spoiler:used used her cosmic tapes to record a new song (and all the blame is turned against Rec)]], Rec), she gets mad enough that she climbs a telephone pole.



* 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.]]

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* 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.]] Mayor.



* 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, since she is actually a Venusian, she doesn't find it "weird" to be naked, but more "natural", although she feels it as a distant memory of her race.]]

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* 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, since she is actually a Venusian, she doesn't find it "weird" to be naked, but more "natural", although she feels it as a distant memory of her race.]]



* 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]], 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]], but since her twin died in Earth, she was left behind).]] behind).



* OfficialCouple: With Rec. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves" at the end of the series.]]

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* OfficialCouple: With Rec.She is paired up with Rec ever since the very start. [[spoiler: They become their respective literal "other halves" at the end of the series.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Her parents left her behind after her twin brother, her original "other half", died on Earth.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Her parents left her behind after her twin brother, her original "other half", brother died on Earth.]]



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is the ''crazy'' leader of the community, most of his actions [[spoiler:(especially outside the Arakawa's riverbank)]] are very competent in his own benefit. [[spoiler:It's unclear if the villagers are just playing along with him or not at the end of the series.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Who could have guessed that a man who believes he is a {{kappa}}, is actually one of the main moving figures behind the whole plot of the series? And only for the sake of Nino and the secrets that lay under the Arakawa's riverbed...]]

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is the ''crazy'' leader of the community, most of his actions [[spoiler:(especially (especially outside the Arakawa's riverbank)]] riverbank) are very competent in his own benefit. [[spoiler:It's unclear if the villagers are just playing along with him or not at the end of the series.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Who could have guessed that a man who believes he is a {{kappa}}, is actually one of the main moving figures behind the whole plot of the series? And only for the sake of Nino and the secrets that lay under the Arakawa's riverbed...]]



* 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]].

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* TheFaceless: We never see his real face. Not even when he is doing an illusion-magic performance or [[spoiler:when when he is out of the kappa suit]].suit.



* 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 aside]].

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* 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 aside]].aside.



* PapaWolf: To Nino. [[spoiler: Especially considering the kind of deal he had with Nino's parents, that end up with him taking care of her.]]

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* PapaWolf: To Nino. [[spoiler: Especially considering the kind He is very protective to Nin and her well-being, as she was left behind by her biological parents as part of some deal he had with Nino's parents, that end up with him taking care of her.]]him.



* TheSociopath: ComedicSociopathy at most, but in the episode 7 of season 2 [[spoiler:she actually goes ''insane'' while locked for several days with the people she feels she shouldn't be bullying (ie. girls)]].

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* TheSociopath: ComedicSociopathy at most, but in the episode 7 of season 2 [[spoiler:she 2, she actually goes ''insane'' while locked for several days with the people she feels she shouldn't be bullying (ie. girls)]].girls).



* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that [[spoiler:Shimazaki]] loves him with a passion.

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* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that [[spoiler:Shimazaki]] Shimazaki loves him with a passion.



* 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: He even is in charge of a "Change your job" fair inside the Arakawa's community.]]


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* 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: He even is gets in charge of a "Change your job" fair inside the Arakawa's community.]]

community.




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

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



* HopelessSuitor: She doesn't mind if the Mayor rejects her or ignores that she has feelings for him, she would always pursue his love. [[spoiler: It's implied to be averted by the end of the manga, as she is seen living with him...]]

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* HopelessSuitor: She doesn't mind if the Mayor rejects her or ignores that she has feelings for him, she would always pursue his love. [[spoiler: It's implied to be averted by the end of the manga, as she is seen living with him...him.]]



* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: To Nino, and only because he got (accidentally, thanks to the influence of the Venusian Ghost) "approved" by her parents. He later calls out the wedding ceremony, because he can't ''betray'' Rec and his own principles]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. 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.]]

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* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: To Nino, and only because he got (accidentally, thanks to the influence of the Venusian Ghost) "approved" by her parents. He later calls out the wedding ceremony, because he can't ''betray'' Rec and his own principles]].
principles.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. 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.]]



* YouDontLookLikeYou: [[spoiler:Upon his return after his "supposed" death in Venus, his appearance gets drastically different than his usual self -- he looked manly and less StraightGay and affectionate to Rec.]]


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* YouDontLookLikeYou: [[spoiler:Upon Upon his return after his "supposed" death in Venus, his appearance gets drastically different than his usual self -- he looked manly and less StraightGay and affectionate to Rec.]]

Rec.




** The first time is when she just suffered a HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler:after finding out that Shiro actually has a family and that he hasn't got divorced from his wife. To make matters worse, she is contacted by a Mole who was willing to know and reveal the secrets of the Arakawa's riverbed. Then, she becomes TheMole for him.]]
** The second time is when she gets [[spoiler: convinced by a fortune teller. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec was looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga]].

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** The first time is when she just suffered a HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler:after after finding out that Shiro actually has a family and that he hasn't got divorced from his wife. To make matters worse, she is contacted by a Mole who was willing to know and reveal the secrets of the Arakawa's riverbed. Then, she becomes TheMole for him.]]
him.
** The second time is when she gets [[spoiler: convinced by a fortune teller. However, she becomes rather useful when Rec was looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga]].manga.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: This is her basic role to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: This is her basic role to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.]]



* StalkerWithACrush: Once she gets brokenhearted [[spoiler:after finding out about Shiro's family... she becomes obsessed with him so much, that she even kidnaps him]].


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* StalkerWithACrush: Once she gets brokenhearted [[spoiler:after after finding out about Shiro's family... she becomes obsessed with him so much, that she even kidnaps him]].

him.




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

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



* 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 identity]].

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



* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: He gets involved in some conspiracy's organization that promises him to reveal some of Nino and the Arakawa's riverbed's secrets.]]

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* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: He gets involved in some conspiracy's organization that promises him to reveal some of Nino and the Arakawa's riverbed's secrets.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: His own desire to defend the Earth is what the Mole's organization wanted to use in their own benefit. Although, he still has some affection to the Arakawa's community. He is self-aware that the Mole is full of "bad" people, but his only motivation to keep doing so was because he just wanted to keep playing as [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.]]


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* TheMole: [[spoiler: His own desire to defend the Earth is what the Mole's organization wanted to use in their own benefit. Although, he still has some affection to the Arakawa's community. He is self-aware that the Mole is full of "bad" people, but his only motivation to keep doing so was because he just wanted to keep playing as [[TheHero a hero]], no matter what side he takes.]]

takes.




* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to [[spoiler:Hoshi]].

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* HopelessSuitor: She thinks she is this to [[spoiler:Hoshi]].Hoshi, as he still holds his feelings for Nino, who is the physical opposite of her.



* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To Rec. [[spoiler:And Hoshi.]]

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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To Rec. [[spoiler:And Hoshi.]]both Rec and Hoshi, as she is taller (and stronger) than them.



* AscendedExtra: Who would have expected that the famous idol outside the Arakawa's riverbank would play an important role later into the series? [[spoiler:Better yet, making a personal proposal to Rec to join the riverbank's community after he found out he was as ''weird'' as the rest of the villagers?]]

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* AscendedExtra: Who would have expected that the famous idol outside the Arakawa's riverbank would play an important role later into the series? [[spoiler:Better Better yet, making a personal proposal to Rec to join the riverbank's community after he found out he was as ''weird'' as the rest of the villagers?]]villagers?



* WillingChanneler: [[spoiler: Kameari accepts being the human host of the Venusian Ghost as part of a deal regarding his nudity's obsession. It's this possession where he realizes he has a mutual connection with him as his possible ''other half''.]]

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* WillingChanneler: [[spoiler: Kameari accepts being the human host of the Venusian Ghost as part of a deal regarding his nudity's obsession. It's [[spoiler:It's this possession where he realizes he has a mutual connection with him as his possible ''other half''.]]
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* ExpressiveHair: Her hair can act as an antenna for some weird reason.

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* ExpressiveHair: Her hair can act acts as an antenna for some weird reason.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships". She can also sense from a far when a person is evil or not.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships". She can also sense from a far away when a person is evil or not.



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nino is noted to be distant with whatever happens around her, unless she enjoys herself. It's even noted by the Mayor that she has ''changed'' once it seems that she fell in love with Rec, as well.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nino is noted to be notably seen as distant with whatever happens around her, unless she enjoys herself. It's even noted by the Mayor that she has ''changed'' once it seems that she fell in love with Rec, as well.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Nino keeps a lot of fish in her jersey's jacket.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: She is firstly presented as an innocent child (even Rec falls for it)... but she is actually a CuteBruiser.

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* DeliberatelyCuteChild: She is firstly presented first introduced as an innocent child (even Rec falls for it)... but she is actually a CuteBruiser.CuteBruiser who will beat you up.



* CoolBigSis: She acts as such exclusively to the ''girls''.

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* CoolBigSis: She acts as such such, bordering even at OneeSama territory, although exclusively to for the ''girls''.girls and children. The male part of the riverbank's village usually receives a solid portion of bitchiness hidden behind a beautiful smile.



%%* TheVamp

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%%* TheVamp* TheVamp: Maria comes from the "treat men like shit and they'll be fawning over you" variety. It works perfectly with Sister, after all.



* {{Adorkable}}: Even when P-ko messes up something, she comes as a very adorable young woman who tries her best.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Even when P-ko messes up something, she comes up as a very adorable young woman who tries her best.



* ExpressiveHair: Her [[AnimeHair unusual pepper-like hairstyle]] often express her emotions.

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* ExpressiveHair: Her [[AnimeHair unusual pepper-like hairstyle]] often express reacts to her emotions.
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships", or what exactly is evil in the world. She can also sense when a person is evil or not.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships", or what exactly is evil in the world. "relationships". She can also sense from a far when a person is evil or not.



* {{Adorkable}}: She is an adorable young woman who tends to mess up any of her own achievements.

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* {{Adorkable}}: She is an Even when P-ko messes up something, she comes as a very adorable young woman who tends to mess up any of tries her own achievements.best.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. 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.]]

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* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: To Nino, and only because he got (accidentally, thanks to the influence of the Venusian Ghost) "approved" by her parents. He later calls out the wedding ceremony, because he can't ''betray'' Rec and his own principles]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, although he is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth) when they land. He was saved by a Venusian ghost Ghost who brainwashed him afterwards with the only condition of getting Nino back to Venus. He eventually gets better once Rec stops him.]]





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\n* YouDontLookLikeYou: [[spoiler:Upon his return after his "supposed" death in Venus, his appearance gets drastically different than his usual self -- he looked manly and less StraightGay and affectionate to Rec.]]




* {{Brainwashed}}: She becomes known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed" in-series, because she becomes easily brainwashed very frequently.

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* {{Brainwashed}}: She becomes gets known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed" in-series, because she becomes easily became brainwashed very frequently.



* EnigmaticMinion: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to not keeping with 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: Her basic role to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: After going to the bridge for the first time, she falls at first sight for [[spoiler:''Shiro'']] after he helps her to get out of Sister and Maria's trap. Admittedly there ''was'' a bit of ComicallyMissingThePoint involved, too.

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* EnigmaticMinion: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to not keeping with finish the research about the riverbank or and Nino. She is gets later convinced by the same Nino to keep living stay there with the rest of the community.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Her This is her basic role to obtain information about the Arakawa's riverbed and Nino. Once under Rec's father, and another under the Mole's guidance.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: After going to the bridge for the first time, she falls at first sight for [[spoiler:''Shiro'']] in love with ''Shiro'', after he helps her to get out of Sister and Maria's trap. Admittedly Admittedly, there ''was'' a bit of ComicallyMissingThePoint involved, too.



%%* SatelliteCharacter: To Jacqueline.

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%%* * SatelliteCharacter: To He almost always appears alongside his partner, Jacqueline.



* SingleTargetSexuality: He has no eyes for other woman, except for Jacqueline.

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* SingleTargetSexuality: He has no eyes for other woman, woman (or man), except for Jacqueline.


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!!Kameari

A very famous idol and model in Japan.

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* AscendedExtra: Who would have expected that the famous idol outside the Arakawa's riverbank would play an important role later into the series? [[spoiler:Better yet, making a personal proposal to Rec to join the riverbank's community after he found out he was as ''weird'' as the rest of the villagers?]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Rec, Hoshi and Last Samurai swoon over him a LOT. They tend to "invoke" their Kameari-tis when they have to think as "teenage girls". No wonder he gets particularly scared of ''this'' when he finally meets Hoshi and Last Samurai in the riverbank.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:At the end of the manga, it's implied that he and the Venusian Ghost got together.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Especially for those that only stayed out with the anime, due to his AscendedExtra appearance late into the manga series and his role as a major player in the last arc.
* WillingChanneler: [[spoiler: Kameari accepts being the human host of the Venusian Ghost as part of a deal regarding his nudity's obsession. It's this possession where he realizes he has a mutual connection with him as his possible ''other half''.]]
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* BerserkButton: He doesn't like when Hoshi refers to him as "Leech", especially once it started to catch out in the riverbank. The first time, [[RantInducingSlight he didn't take it well]].
%%* BishieSparkle: In Episodes 8 and 10 of Season 2.

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* BerserkButton: He doesn't like when Hoshi refers to him as being called "Leech", especially once it started to catch out in with the riverbank. rest of the riverbank's villagers. The first time, [[RantInducingSlight he didn't take it well]].
%%* BishieSparkle: In Episodes 8 and 10 of Season 2.
well]].



* {{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.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Episode 8 of Season 2, he was {{charm|Person}}ed by Amazoness's tengu henchmen to [[DevotedToYou fall for her]].
* 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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* {{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.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: {{Brainwashed}}: In Episode 8 of Season 2, he was {{charm|Person}}ed by Amazoness's tengu henchmen Tengu Brothers to [[DevotedToYou fall for her]].
* ButtMonkey: Since he is the FishOutOfWater from the Arakawa's community, he is the only one who doesn't get their idiosyncrasies, and he idiosyncrasies. He is also often made fun by them, because his normal-world's logic doesn't work for ''them''.



* 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.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Who would like to be known as "Recruit" (especially considering his job's position in his family's company)?

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* DebtDetester: His family's mantra and principle is "Never put yourself in debt to anyone", so as a result, he always pays all debts as quickly as possible, possible... except when he finds himself in a quandry when a venusian who lives under a bridge saves his life.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Who on Earth would like to be known as "Recruit" (especially considering his job's position in his family's company)?company's job position)?



* IOweYouMyLife: He believes that this is what will happen if he becomes indebted to someone. Except, that is exactly what it happens when Nino saves him the first time they meet, becoming lovers as a result.

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* IOweYouMyLife: He believes that this is what will happen if he becomes indebted to someone. Except, that Except ''that'' is exactly what it happens when Nino saves him the first time they meet, becoming lovers as a result.



* KansaiRegionalAccent: Pops up when he becomes ''very'' angry.
* LimitedWardrobe: He is always seen using a pair of 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.

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* KansaiRegionalAccent: Pops For some unknown reason, it pops up when he becomes ''very'' angry.
* LimitedWardrobe: He is always seen using uses a pair of suit's dressing pants, a shirt and his red tie.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Little by little, the more he stays on with the rest of the Arakawa's riverbank, community, the better his own personality surfaces.changes.



* 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.
* NotSoDifferent: He sees Hoshi as a petty person, but when they team up, he is as petty as him.

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* NonIdleRich: The Ichinomiyas are practically rich, and he has a high position in their own company, however, and company. However, since the Mayor doesn't want any of his own 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.
* NotSoDifferent: He sees Hoshi as a petty person, but when they team up, he is becomes as petty as him.



* OnlySaneMan: 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.
* WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his relationship with 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).


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* OnlySaneMan: And UpToEleven, To [[UpToEleven a extreme]], considering the type of place that is the [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Arakawa's riverbank village]]. Although, village]], and at some point he can't really be seen as "sane" if you consider how far he would go to avoid debts.
just plays along with them.
* WellDoneSonGuy: This is how Rec sees his relationship with his father. Rec's motivation for keep doing as what he tells him, 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).

a ''creepy'' degree).




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 in the story)]]. She has a strange obsession with fishing some of the creatures that live in the riverbed and provides them for the community.



* AmbiguouslyHuman: Nino is presented to the readers and the viewers as someone who could be very human in appearance, unless you consider her unfamiliarity with what a normal human would do (especially a human ''girl'') in a relationship, or the fact that she could ''breath'' under water.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Nino is presented to the readers and the viewers as someone who could be very human in appearance, appearance... unless you consider her unfamiliarity with what a normal human would do (especially a human ''girl'') in a relationship, or the fact that she could can ''breath'' under water.water, drop various hints that she isn't actually human.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: That is unless you buy her Venusian story... [[spoiler: which she actually is.]]

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: That is unless She could be this if you don't buy her Venusian story... [[spoiler: [[ArkhamsRazor which she is actually is.true]].]]



* 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.

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* ForceFeeding: Her idea of hospitality around friends and her boyfriend, which is [[spoiler: a Venusian trait]].
trait]], is force feeding them the fishes she caught for dinner.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is a blonde, and her heart is too pure, considering that she is an stranger to normal earthling topics as "relationships", or what exactly is evil in the world. She can also sense when a person is evil or not.
* HeroicBSOD: After she finds out that Hoshi [[spoiler:records [[spoiler:used her treasured "cosmic" tape with his song]], and after cosmic tapes to record a new song (and all the responsibility blame is turned against Rec, obviously.
Rec)]], she gets mad enough that she climbs a telephone pole.
* HiddenBuxom: She Since Nino is always seen wearing a tracker suit's jersey, so you can rarely see her no one could notice that she has big breasts.



* 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.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Nino fills this role for Ric, though her personality doesn't fit very well.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is the Masculine Girl to Rec's Feminine Boy, to some 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".
* MegatonPunch: Is quite capable of taking out her anger on someone.

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* 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" that, since she is actually a Venusian, she doesn't find it "weird" to be naked, but more "natural", although she feels it as a distant memory of her race.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Nino fills this role for Ric, Rec, though her personality doesn't fit very well.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She is the Masculine Girl to Rec's Feminine Boy, to some extent, as she is unfamiliar with what a normal girl is likely supposed to be doing in a relationship. That, and that Rec is supposed to have a "heart of a maiden".
* MegatonPunch: Is quite capable of taking out her anger on someone.someone, due to her unnatural strength.



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Her 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 notices.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Just fit her any kind of feminine clothing, and she would look gorgeous under Rec (and Hoshi)'s eyes.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards 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"]].

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Her parents left her behind after her twin brother, her original "other half" died.half", died on Earth.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: She ignores everything Hoshi throws her way, but if [[SingleTargetSexuality Rec does something romantic]], she's touched. "If" That is, of course, "if" she notices.
notices it.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Just fit give her any kind of cute or pretty feminine clothing, and she would look gorgeous under Rec (and Hoshi)'s eyes.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Towards 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 ended up being her "other half"]].



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

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* TheStoic: She is Her face always under shows a expresionless face, melancholic stare, rarely showing a smile. [[NotSoStoic Unless]] Unless]], she shares a moment moments with Rec.
%%* SugarAndIcePersonality
Rec and the rest of the villagers.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nino is noted to be distant with whatever happens around her, unless she enjoys herself. It's even noted by the Mayor that she has ''changed'' once it seems that she fell in love with Rec, as well.



%%* BunnyEarsLawyer

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%%* BunnyEarsLawyer* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is the ''crazy'' leader of the community, most of his actions [[spoiler:(especially outside the Arakawa's riverbank)]] are very competent in his own benefit. [[spoiler:It's unclear if the villagers are just playing along with him or not at the end of the series.]]



* {{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).

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Mayor claims he is a real kappa... but his [[PeopleInRubberSuits rubber suit]] differs. And everyone buys the idea that he is a mythical creature (even Rec, if only for a few minutes).



* 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. [[spoiler: At the end, it's implied that they end up together, or at least, live with each other]].

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* 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]].
aside]].
* 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]].



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

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



* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. 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 attempts to be more spectacular to gain her attention (because he notices that there aren't advances in Rec and Nino's relationship).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He can ruin Rec, even making him the end of 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 him break out because he prefers to win Nino in his own power, and not with some unfair acts for both parties.
* ExpressiveMask: He wears ''two'' masks to cover his face. How 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 often wears sunglasses (due to his former [[{{Pun}} stardom]]'s status) and that he has wavy short hair.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Only to Nino. He has known her for a few couple of years, and it was "love at fell in love with her ''at first sight", so he wanted to approach sight''. His plan was approaching her little by little. But once little to win her heart... until he hears that Rec is mentioned as "Nino's boyfriend", he feels not only "her boyfriend". Instead of feeling fully rejected, but Hoshi attempts to be more spectacular to gain her attention (because he notices that there aren't advances in Rec Nino and Nino's relationship).Rec's relationship doesn't advance too much).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He can wants and intends to ruin Rec, even making him the end of the joke, just to get Nino's attention... and yes, Rec. So, he was initially on favor of board with Rec being hypnotized to "fall in love" with Amazoness... but, at the end, but he helps him break out of it because he prefers to win Nino in with his own power, and not with some unfair acts for both parties.
playing dirty tricks like this one.
* ExpressiveMask: He wears ''two'' masks to cover his face. How is it is even possible to make expressions on them them, is anyone's wonder...guess...
* 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 often wears sunglasses (due to his former [[{{Pun}} stardom]]'s status) and that he has wavy short red hair.



* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of Rec and Nino) and sometimes involuntarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Has more in common with Rec than you'd expect.

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* MomentKiller: Voluntarily (in front of Rec and Nino) Nino when they are dating) and sometimes even involuntarily.
* NotSoDifferent: Has Hoshi has more in common with Rec than you'd he would expect.



* 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).

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* 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 rest of Arakawa's community).



* LoveAtFirstPunch: He met Maria in the middle of a battlefield when she used one of her attacks to leave him bald. He fell for her immediately.

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* LoveAtFirstPunch: He met Maria in the middle of a battlefield when she used one of her attacks to leave him bald. He fell for her immediately.''immediately''.



* NunTooHoly: He takes seriously his position as a nun, although he is a paranoid soldier who threats the Arakawa's community by the gun.

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* NunTooHoly: He Sister takes seriously his position as a nun, although he is a paranoid soldier who threats the Arakawa's community by the gun.



* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely is seen with a smile on his 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.

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* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely is seen with a smile on his face.
face, due to his military's training.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He Sister 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 (as he directed her orphanage) suggests he may be English or European as well.



* EnfantTerrible: Don't fall for her cuteness, she was trained by Sister, from all people.

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* EnfantTerrible: Don't fall for her cuteness, cuteness... because you will get hurt. And she was trained by Sister, from all people.



* LimitedWardrobe: She is mostly seen wearing a cutesy feminine dress, with some obvious exceptions (she also uses pajamas). Her drama counterpart is seen wearing a variety mix of clothes one over the other.

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* LimitedWardrobe: She is mostly seen wearing a cutesy feminine dress, with some obvious exceptions (she also uses pajamas). Her drama counterpart is seen wearing a mixed variety mix of clothes clothes, one layer over the other.



* {{Yandere}}: Towards Sister.


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* {{Yandere}}: Towards Sister.

UndyingLoyalty: If she wanted, she could be a {{yandere}} towards Sister, but since he raised her for a time period in an orphanage, she is loyal to him in ''any'' kind of situation presented.




* 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

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* BerserkButton: It's implied that she and Sister were former lovers, and since 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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Maria is a sadistic farmer that enjoys her free time bullying and insulting the men of the Arakawa's village. She is only sweet to the rest of the female villagers.



* NotAMorningPerson: She can become a "monster" when she is woke up earlier.

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* NotAMorningPerson: She can become becomes a "monster" when if she is woke wakes up earlier.



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

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



%%* CainAndAbel: Subverted in Episode 10 of Season 2.

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%%* * CainAndAbel: Subverted Subverted, since Tetsuo and Tetsuro don't hate each other enough to sacrifice one over the other (although it's implied this ''could'' happen since they are growing up, and one of them falls in Episode 10 of Season 2.love with Stella).



* 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 only spend transformed for a while.

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* TheFaceless: Their faces, in In a similar case as Hoshi's and the Mayor's and Hoshi's, are obscured when they describe Mayor's, their past. This is also played real faces are never revealed to the readers and the viewers. The few glances of them only happen in the cover of the 13th volume of the manga.
finale.
* HulkingOut: Given the circumstances of training with Sister... just like Sister, they suffer a similar transformation as Stella. They Although, they only spend transformed for a while.



* PowerLimiter: Their masks control their psychic powers, gravity and also shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They claim that they have such, but they are never shown in the whole 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''.

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* PowerLimiter: Their masks can control their psychic powers, gravity and also shut down the Government's GPS. Or so they claim.
* PsychicPowers: They claim that they have such, but they are never shown in the whole 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''.''powerful''?



%%* WonderTwinPowers


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%%* WonderTwinPowers

* WonderTwinPowers: They imply that if they aren't together, their psychic powers may not work. This is the reason of why they fear if one of them gets caught first.




* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that [[spoiler:Shimazaki]] loves him with fervor.

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* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't recognize that [[spoiler:Shimazaki]] loves him with fervor.a passion.



* 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.

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* SuperOCD: He believes that, if he walks out off his white line, his wife and children child would become ''chicken''. And since no one can prove him otherwise, the rest of the community don't want to risk it.



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

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Adorkable}}: She is an adorable young woman who tends to mess up any of her own achievements.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Or so she claims. [[spoiler: She hints that there is a slight ''slight'' probability that she is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} actually part vegetable]]]].



* CuteClumsyGirl: She is way too clumsy, compared to the rest of the girls of the Arakawa's community.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: She is way too ''very'' clumsy, compared to the rest of the girls of the Arakawa's community.



* ExpressiveHair: Her [[AnimeHair unusual pepper-like hairstyle]] often express the end of her emotions.

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* ExpressiveHair: Her [[AnimeHair unusual pepper-like hairstyle]] often express the end of her emotions.



* HopelessSuitor: She doesn't mind if the 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.]]

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* HopelessSuitor: 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 It's implied to be averted by the end of the manga.manga, as she is seen living with him...]]



* 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.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: He got stuck with Rec in their trip to Venus, it's just that although he was is shortly eaten by a rabbit-like monster (and this brought bring several sequels to Rec once he came back to Earth).Earth) when they land. 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.]]



* {{Megane}}: He is always seen using glasses.



* {{Brainwashed}}: She is rather known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed", because she gets brainwashed so easily.

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* {{Brainwashed}}: She is rather becomes known as the "Queen of the Brainwashed", Brainwashed" in-series, because she gets becomes easily brainwashed so easily.very frequently.



** 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: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes [[spoiler:TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to not keeping with 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.]]

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** The second time is when she gets [[spoiler: easily convinced by a fortune teller. However, she gets really becomes rather useful when Rec was looking for Nino in the last arc of the manga]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Under the Arakawa's community, she becomes [[spoiler:TheMole TheMole for Rec's dad, since she is more loyal to him than Rec himself. The Mayor then threatens her to not keeping with 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.]]



** [[spoiler: After she gets brokenhearted after finding out about Shiro's family... she starts acting as a StalkerWithACrush]].


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** [[spoiler: After * StalkerWithACrush: Once she gets brokenhearted after [[spoiler:after finding out about Shiro's family... she starts acting as a StalkerWithACrush]].

becomes obsessed with him so much, that she even kidnaps him]].




* 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, one of his assistants. It's suggested that perhaps he feels [[spoiler:[[TheResenter resenful]] over his wife's death, so he maintains a distance from his son]].

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



* HumiliationConga: In a situation that briefly parallels to his own son's first encounter in the Arakawa's bridge, he leaves all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* {{Megane}}: He uses glasses.
* PapaWolf: Despite what he claims, he is protective to his own son.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Due to his strict personality, there are times that Rec gets uncounsciously scared by his image.


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* HumiliationConga: In a situation that briefly parallels to his own son's first encounter in the Arakawa's bridge, he leaves the place all classy and looking so cool he annoys the policeman.
* {{Megane}}: He uses glasses.
*
PapaWolf: Despite what he claims, he is protective to protects his own son.
son from the sidelines.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Due to his strict personality, personality and rare presence in Rec's life, there are times that Rec he gets uncounsciously scared by his image.

glasses-wearing image...




Once a master 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.

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Once a master hairdresser and an 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.



* 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.

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* HopelessSuitor: He has a crush on P-ko, and he later learns that she would is never going to stop loving the Mayor.Mayor, despite her [[ObliviousToLove attempts]]. He sometimes [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecates himself]] knowing that she would never change her opinion on him.



* 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 riverbank's villagers.
* InterspeciesRomance: Both him and his lover seem to be insane enough to consider their relationship as this.

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* AFatherToHisMen: How the birds' yakuza-like-gang yakuza sees him (he is their "aniki"), "big brother"), since he is always in the peak of sacrificing himself for their sake... or the sake of the riverbank's villagers.
* InterspeciesRomance: Both Due to their eccentric natures, both him and his lover seem to be insane enough to Jacqueline consider their relationship as this.



* SickeninglySweethearts: 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.

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* SickeninglySweethearts: He is somewhat {{tsundere}} towards Jacqueline, but although he is madly in love with her. That was the reason alone why he betrayed had to betray his own mob group.



* {{Yakuza}}: [[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.]]


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* {{Tsundere}}: He is a tsuntsun towards Jacqueline, as he may look aloof from her. But his dere shows off when he ''really'' means she is the world to him.
* {{Yakuza}}: [[spoiler: His claims are actually true, as he is acknowledgeable about He was part of a mob group, and understands how the mob's underworld. His underworld works -- he has seen his comrades have suffered suffer through several incidents. And incidents and he even sacrificed himself over his love to Jacqueline, who was also some yakuza's queen.]]

a mob queen (depending on the source, she was either the lover or wife of Billy's ''own'' mob boss, or she was the lover of a rival mob's boss).




* DamselInDistress: She seems quite helpless, which allows Billy to always come to the rescue.

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* DamselInDistress: She seems quite to be physically helpless, which allows Billy to always come to the rescue.



* InterspeciesRomance: What it looks like her relationship with Billy really is.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Billy.

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* InterspeciesRomance: What it looks like This is how she interpret her relationship with Billy really is.
Billy, since she is a "queen bee" and he is a bird.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Billy.Billy, because they are an inseparable couple.



* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He 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 destroy the world.

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: He 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 people about it it, is through his sci-fi manga's pages. He ''believes'' Nino is an alien-princess that would destroy the world.



* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Rec and it's as creepy as it sounds.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: Her make up looks straight from a "horror" movie.

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* {{Tsundere}}: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Rec and it's as creepy as it sounds.
sounds, because she can be a violent tsuntsun.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: Her make up looks make-up makes her look as she could be straight from a "horror" movie.



* 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.

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* 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.their "sister".
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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.
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