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The characters of the anime series ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'':
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[[folder: The Super Peace Busters]]

!Jinta "Jintan" Yadomi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MutsumiTamura (child) and Creator/MiyuIrino (teenager)

De facto leader of the "Super Peace Busters", a six-person gang of TrueCompanions that tragically dissolved after Menma's death. Once an energetic boy, he has since withdrawn into himself after Menma's and his mother's deaths.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Is this in Yukiatsu's opinion.
* AngerBornOfWorry: In Episode 4, Anaru slips near the place where Menma drowned. [[BigDamnHeroes Jintan catches her arm and holds her from behind]] [[CloseToHome only to tighten his grip on her arms and berate her for almost repeating the incident]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Jintan is pretty smart and can pick up new information pretty quickly, but he's so apathetic and lazy he'd rather shut himself in than deal with school.
* BrownEyes
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind
* CannotSpitItOut: His feelings for Menma, [[spoiler:until Episode 10]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Anaru. [[spoiler:They possibly get together in the ending.]]
* ClassicalAntiHero: Starts out as one while he's a recluse.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments.
* DefrostingIceKing: Happens as he starts spending more time with his old friends. [[spoiler:It is for this very purpose that Menma returned in the first place.]]
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Because said girl died. [[spoiler:There's still potential for him to end up with another love interest, though.]]
* GuiltComplex: Not quite as evident as Anaru or Yukiatsu, but it's still there.
* TheHero
* {{Hikikomori}}
* HotBlooded: It's repressed, but it's still there. He was this way mostly as a child, but whenever he gets worked up he tends to yell and raise his voice and speak pretty passionately.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Menma's death has haunted him for years.
* ISeeDeadPeople
* JadeColoredGlasses: Definitely the most jaded out of the whole cast at the beginning, save for ''maybe'' Yukiatsu. Ends up going through CharacterDevelopment in the series to be more of a KnightInSourArmor.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* {{Keet}}: As a child.
* KnightInSourArmor: Becomes this by the end of the series.
* TheLeader
* LonersAreFreaks: According to Anaru's friends, he's just a weird shut-in that she shouldn't bother dealing with.
* MagneticHero: [[TheAce Yukiatsu]] even grudgingly admits that even now he still has the charm he possessed as a child.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Defended Anaru from her classmates' slander, even though the two were not even a couple. Though, touching as it was, he didn't pass up the chance to berate her, revealing in the process some of her [[OtakuSurrogate more embarrassing hobbies]].
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: He always regretted not being able to apologize to Menma for calling her ugly and confess his feelings for her.
* NoSocialSkills: As a teen, he is very awkward when dealing with people and often can't speak properly with anyone outside his old social circle.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: On more than one occasion with Anaru.
* PaperThinDisguise: Wears one when he goes out in public.
* PartingWordsRegret: He deeply regrets that he called Menma ugly during their last moment together when she was alive.
* PuppyLove: His feelings for Menma were mutual. They still like each other despite her being a ghost, but her death means that they can't be together.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine -- Arguably the most balanced of the group, by merit of being TheHero.
* SociallyAwkwardHero
* StoppedCaring
* TroubledButCute
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Menma and Anaru.
* UnableToCry: For both Menma and his mother. [[spoiler:In Episode 8 he, with Menma's help, was finally able to mourn his mother, and in Episode 11 he finally sheds tears for Menma as he and the rest of the TrueCompanions bid their final farewells to her.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Menma and Anaru. [[spoiler:He possibly gets together with Anaru in the end.]]

!Meiko "Menma" Honma
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiKayano

A girl who died in an accident five years ago, only to reappear as a ghost only Jintan can see. Despite aging in real-time, she retains her cheerful, childlike disposition, and wears the same white one-piece sundress she wore the day she drowned.
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* {{All Loving Hero}}ine
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Menma had light blue eyes, pale skin, white hair, and wore a white dress... all before she died.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Anaru's Veronica in terms of personality. The Veronica in terms of situation.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde (or at least platinum-blonde) to redhead Anaru and brunette Tsuruko.
* ButNotTooForeign: She is half-Russian, from her mother Irene's side.
** Her mixed ancestry is discussed in the movie. Menma had no friends before meeting the rest of the Super Peace Busters, and she believed that it was because other people didn't think of her as a Japanese.
* CheerfulChild
* TheChick: Served as the person who kept the Super Peace Busters together and is in the middle of a LoveTriangle between [[TheHero Jintan]] and [[TheLancer Yukiatsu]].
* CoolBigSis: Was this towards her younger brother Satoshi.
* CryCute
* CuteGhostGirl
* TheCutie
* DeadHatShot: Early episodes show a brief clip of a single sandal drifting in the water whenever Menma's death was mentioned.
* DeadToBeginWith: Her death happens long before the main story, she spends the story proper as a CuteGhostGirl.
* DissonantSerenity: At the end of Episode 8, [[spoiler:the rest of the gang call bullshit on Jintan's claims of being able to see Menma, and Yukiatsu is ready to beat him up when Menma calmly enters, walks over to the table, writes in her diary, and softly drops it once she's done -- all the while wearing a smile]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Almost always barefoot.
* FirstLove: To Jintan and Yukiatsu.
* GenkiGirl: Very cheerful and upbeat.
* GhostlyGoals: She says she has a wish she wants Jintan to fulfill, but [[GhostAmnesia she can't remember what it was]]. [[spoiler:Her wish is actually to help Jintan to cry and show emotions again, which she had promised to Jintan's now-also-dead mother when both were still alive.]]
* [[WomanInWhite Girl In White]]: Wears a white dress.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: More accurately, moves on to the afterlife with a smile all the way.]]
-->'''Jintan:''' [[spoiler:In the end, Menma wore a smile after all.]]
* TheHeart: Served as this for the Super Peace Busters, which is why they drifted apart after her death.
* TheIngenue
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: She doesn't understand what's the problem with Jintan seeing her with nothing more than a ModestyTowel.
* JacobMarleyApparel
* TheLostLenore: To Jintan and Yukiatsu.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Subverted. She loves everyone in the Super Peace Busters, but she is well-aware that the love she feels for Jintan is something beyond [[JustFriends mere friendship]].
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Her cheerfulness has led Jintan out of his solitude and made him reconnect with his old gang.
* MysticalWhiteHair: It shows she isn't human.
* ObliviousToLove: Was oblivious to Yukiatsu's feelings until he confessed to her when they were children.
* TheOneThatGotAway: She was this to both Jintan and Yukiatsu.
* {{Poltergeist}}: Not only that, she can only communicate to the rest of the Super Peace Busters in their clubhouse via her diary.
* PosthumousCharacter
* PuppyLove: Her feelings for Jintan were mutual. They still like each other despite her being a ghost, but her death means that they can't be together.
* PuritySue: A deliberate in-universe deconstruction. She is selfless, innocent and loves everyone unconditionally. However, her pureness unintentionally puts a ''very'' big pressure on her friends.
* RapunzelHair
* {{Reincarnation}}: Menma's eventual goal, though both she and Jintan zigzag about the urgency of granting her wish. [[spoiler:The gang succeed in sending her off happily in the end.]]
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Supine, as the friendly, non-confrontational [[TheChick chick]] who's very prone to tears.
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies: Tries this when Anaru and Tsuruko start fighting in Episode 2. It doesn't work since they can't see her, but it never escalates beyond catty remarks and yelling anyways.
* TaremeEyes
* TearfulSmile: At different times, but most heart-breakingly [[spoiler:when she finally ascends to heaven in the last episode]].
* TenderTears
* ThirdPersonPerson
* TokenMiniMoe
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B towards Jintan.
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: PlayedWith. She suffers a tragic death right after hearing Jintan deny having a crush on her. In reality, he returned her feelings while she was alive, and still liked her even when she was a ghost.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jintan.

!Naruko "Anaru" Anjou
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HarukaTomatsu

A girl who idolized Menma, but at the same time was also jealous of her relationship with Jintan, with whom she kept in touch long after Menma's death. Both even attend the same high school, with Anaru often bringing homework to him whenever he's too lazy to go out.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Slowly becomes more obvious over the course of the series. She likes [[GamerChick video games]] and [[OtakuSurrogate manga]], [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals loves stuffed animals]], and gets embarrassed easily. It's all but stated that she's been trying to shed this image from childhood, but is still very much the same girl from five years ago.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Towards Jintan in Episode 8.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Menma's Betty in terms of personality. The Betty in terms of situation.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Yukiatsu. This is why she is seen as Yukiatsu's "backup" for Menma by both Yukiatsu and Tsuruko.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to blonde Menma and brunette Tsuruko.
* TheChick
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Jintan. [[spoiler: They possibly get together in the end.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DateRapeAverted: In Episode 5 [[spoiler: a boy nearly forces her to go with him to a [[LoveHotels love hotel]]. She is saved by the timely arrival of Yukiatsu.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's never seen or mentioned, though her mother is still seen wearing a wedding ring.
* DoggedNiceGirl
* EmbarrassingNickname: ''Anaru''. In a language where there's no difference between "l" and "r"...
* {{Expy}}: Looks helluva lot like [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII Jessica Albert]]. In fact, the ''only'' difference between Naruko and Jessica are their clothes and even many fan-artists loves to depict Naruko dressed exactly like Jessica without too many changes. This is somewhat justified in-universe, as she's a GamerChick.
* TheFashionista
* FieryRedhead
* GamerChick
* GirlishPigtails: Comes close to having MegaTwintails, though her curls are only seen on the tips of her hair.
* GirlNextDoor
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Insists that she can't sleep without one of her stuffed animals [[spoiler:when she moves to the clubhouse]].
* TheGlassesGottaGo
* GreenEyedMonster
* GuiltComplex: Menma's death constantly torments Anaru.
* [[SubculturesInJapan Gyaru]]: Paints her nails, styles her hair and dyes it red, wears false eyelashes, and probably uses her earnings from her part-time job to buy outfits.
* HeroesWantRedheads: PlayedWith -- played straight by Yukiatsu, who sees her as his ReplacementLoveInterest for Menma; inverted in that she's the one with feelings for Jintan; subverted in that while they're currently in a state of UnresolvedSexualTension, [[spoiler:Jintan left her in the cold after she made an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to him, only to confess right in front of her later that he's still in love with Menma; and finally double subverted in that the ending hints that they eventually will get together]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Blames herself for Menma's death, is easily influenced by others, and has quite the inferiority issues.
* HopelessSuitor: To Jintan, [[spoiler:until the last episode]].
* IconicOutfit: Her own white one piece dress, along with LettingHerHairDown.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: She hated her curly hair and glasses when she was younger because she thought they made her unattractive. Even now she avoids wearing her glasses whenever as possible. It's heavily suggested that her fixation on fashion is due to her insecurity about her own looks.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Envied Menma's looks and closer relationship with Jintan and wanted to be her. Tsuruko even comments on how Anaru chooses to wear a white dress just like Menma's in order to appeal Jintan.
* JerkassFacade: Starts off cold towards Jintan before it's soon revealed that she's a decent person.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* KickChick: Her response to Yukiatsu's teasing about how she handles boys is a kick to the side in Episode 9.
* LettingHerHairDown: Several times throughout the series.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Anaru is actually a rather prude virgin, but because of her appearance [[spoiler:and a near-rape encounter at a love hotel]], she earns a reputation among her classmates as an easy slut.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NaiveEveryGirl: Quite out of place within her GirlPosse.
* NerdGlasses: Wore these as a child.
* NotSoDifferent: With Yukiatsu. Both blame themselves for Menma's death, have inferiority issue, and are "kindred spirits" in unrequited love.
* OtakuSurrogate: Is quite the video game nerd and even works part-time at a video game store.
* PairTheSpares: Ultimately subverted. Anaru was Yukiatsu's "backup" for Menma, but the ending hints [[spoiler:that she will eventually end up with Jintan, with whom she bore with for many years, instead]].
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest
* RedHeadedHeroine
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Tsuruko's blue.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: She wanted to be this to Jintan, but it turns out she's one for Yukiatsu.
* RescueRomance: Was on a good way to it with Yukiatsu.
* TheResenter: Towards Menma.
* RomanticRunnerUp
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: Implied to be this for Jintan in the ending.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: While Anaru isn't unattractive at all, she definitely put more effort than usual into looking nice in Episode 3, letting her hair down and wearing a white dress similar to Menma's.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: According to Yukiatsu.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Anaru ''insists'' that Jintan is irreplaceable to her when Tsuruko suggests that Yukiatsu is planning on hooking up with Anaru [[spoiler:once Menma is sent to Heaven]].
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic -- Easily influenced by others and insecure, but overall a nice girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Jintan who actually acts quite {{Tsundere}} right back.
* TsurimeEyes
* UnlimitedWardrobe: While all members of the Super Peace Busters sans [[JacobMarleyApparel Menma]] use this trope, special mention goes to Anaru, who has the most outfits and hairstyles. Also, slightly played with in that she'll mix and match pieces like shirts or boots to create different ensembles.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jintan. [[spoiler:It's possibly solved in the end.]]
* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Gains one of these after [[spoiler:she's taken to a love hotel and nearly raped]].
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Yukiatsu asks her what good she still finds in Jintan, pointing out that he's not the same kid they knew.
* WhyCantIHateYou: Anaru actually feels guilty about being jealous of Menma, since Menma was always very nice to her and a really good friend. She later admits that she feels horrible about having felt relieved when Jintan called Menma ugly.

!Atsumu "Yukiatsu" Matsuyuki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSeto (child) and Creator/TakahiroSakurai (teenager)

A handsome, popular student in a prestigious school with Tsuruko. He used to have a crush on Menma, and is resentful of her relationship with Jintan, especially the fact that only he can see her ghost.
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* TheAce: On one hand he's handsome, extremely booksmart, very popular with girls, seen as very cool...
** BrokenAce: On the other he blames himself for Menma's death, resents Jintan and his closeness to her, is unable to interact well with Tsuruko, the only person from the TrueCompanions still close to him, and considered Anaru as his "backup" love interest.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Feels this way towards Jintan.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Towards Menma in a flashback in Episode 5.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Anaru. This is why Yukiatsu and Tsuruko see Anaru as his "backup" for Menma.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BreakTheHaughty
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tsuruko. He also considers to have this with Anaru. [[spoiler: He possibly gets together with Tsuruko in the end.]]
* CrazyJealousGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler: Crossdresses as Menma to relieve his obsession of her.]]
* GuiltComplex
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Menma.
* HotBlooded
* HotGuysAreBastards
* {{Hypocrite}}: Accuses Jintan of being obsessed over Menma when he himself is just as obsessed with her but handles it much ''worse''. Arguably [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Tsuruko who says he's likely projecting himself to Jintan.
* HypocriticalHumor: When your resident [[spoiler:CreepyCrossdresser]] warns his classmates that there are ''a lot of weirdos hanging around''...
* ILetGwenStacyDie: He deeply blames himself for Menma's death and says that her ghost should be haunting him.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Very prone to acknowledge how handsome, smart, and athletic he is, but constantly feels like he's AlwaysSecondBest to Jintan.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zigzags between these two ''constantly''.
* TheLancer
* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* MadLove: To put it subtly.
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: While everyone else has their fair share of tearful moments, special mention goes to the otherwise snarky Yukiatsu, after confessing to his selfish reasons for fulfilling Menma's wish and hearing Poppo's own confession.]]
* MemeticMutation:[[invoked]] [[spoiler:His crossdressing as Menma.]]
* NotSoDifferent: With Anaru. They both blame themselves for Menma's death, have inferiority issues, and are "kindred spirits" in unrequited love.
* ObliviousToLove: Seems pretty unaware of Tsuruko's feelings for him. Not surprising since she is at best an 'option c' from his perspective.
* PairTheSpares: Ultimately subverted. Anaru was Yukiatsu's "backup" for Menma, but the ending hints [[spoiler:that he may eventually end up with Tsuruko instead]].
* RescueRomance: Plays with a thought of invoking this trope with Anaru, when [[spoiler: he saves her from a prospect rapist.]]
* TheResenter
* TheRival
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric — model student on the outside, self-deprecating, resentful teen and [[spoiler:obsessive CreepyCrossdresser]] on the inside.
* TheSnarkKnight
* TallDarkAndHandsome
** TallDarkAndSnarky
* TsurimeEyes
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever: [[spoiler:Though, thankfully, it's hinted that he moves on in the end with Tsuruko.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Tsuruko. [[spoiler:It's possibly solved in the end.]]
* UnwantedHarem: It is indicated that he is fairly popular with his female classmates, though he doesn't so much as bat an eye at them.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tsuruko. [[ObliviousToLove From his point of view, anyway]].
* {{Yandere}}: He started ''strangling'' Jintan at one point.

!Chiriko "Tsuruko" Tsurumi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriHayami

A bespectacled, quiet girl who remained close with Yukiatsu long after the gang dissolved, both attending the same prestigious high school. She has had a crush on him for a long time, and is resentful of his fixation on Menma.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's pretty, tall, dark-haired, and aloof.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: In Episodes 10 and 11.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to blonde Menma and redhead Anaru.
* BrainyBrunette
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Yukiatsu.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]BrutalHonesty: Never fails to mercilessly sum up others' (usually Yukiatsu's) foolish behaviour in a few words.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DoggedNiceGirl
* GenreSavvy
* GreenEyedMonster: A mild case. [[spoiler:However, she later reveals she isn't jealous of Menma, but of Anaru for being Yukiatsu's ReplacementLoveInterest and being able to understand him better.]]
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Towards Yukiatsu when a shopkeeper assumes that she is his girlfriend, and later when two girls confront her twice about her relationship to him.
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Yukiatsu, despite always being seen around him.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler: She cuts her hair short in Episode 10 following her coming to terms with her unrequited feelings.]]
* LastGirlWins: [[spoiler: Implied with Yukiatsu.]]
* LoveMartyr: Is well-aware of Yukiatsu's deep-rooted issues but sticks by him in spite of it.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NotSoAboveItAll: Looks down on the more immature behavior of her friends, especially Yukiatsu's treatment of Jintan due to his jealousy over Menma. However, she tends to act just as cold and critical towards Anaru, out of her own jealousy.
** Also, despite her promise not to spread it round, [[spoiler:she reveals Yukiatsu's penchant for crossdressing to a few of his would-be suitors out of jealousy, after having seen him ask Anaru out a couple of times.]]
* OnlySaneWoman: Looks at things practically when it comes to the gang's antics (a trait that goes back since childhood) and is a definite one in Episode 10 [[spoiler:when she is the only one (other than Jintan) who is bothered and openly protests when everyone else puts Jintan on the spotlight and goads him to confess his feelings for Menma.]]
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Very patient, considering she recognised herself as the last in line for Yukiatsu's feelings after Menma and Anaru.
* TheQuietOne
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Anaru's red.
* SarcasticConfession: "His [[spoiler:(Yukiatsu's)]] hobby is '''crossdressing'''."
* SarcasticDevotee: To Yukiatsu.
* ShipperOnDeck: Near the end she confessed that she was hoping that Jintan and Anaru would get together [[spoiler:once Menma passed on to Heaven]]. This is because she wanted to be ShipMates with Yukiatsu.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic — [[TheSmartGuy A smart girl]] who is [[WhattheHellHero critical of her friends]] but also comfortable on her own.
* TheSmartGirl
* TheStoic
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: She finally breaks down in tears as she confesses to her selfish reasons for fulfilling Menma's wish.]]
* StoicSpectacles
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Has grown into one.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: To Yukiatsu.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Yukiatsu. [[spoiler:It's possibly solved in the end.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yukiatsu. She later also becomes sort of this with Anaru.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Tetsudou "Poppo" Hisakawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiToyosaki (child) and Creator/TakayukiKondo (teenager)

An awkward child who idolized Jintan for his "coolness" and joined the Super Peace Busters. After Menma's death he began traveling the world, funding it with his part-time jobs, and stays in their old hut when not abroad.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Mostly as a kid; now he's more BigFun.
* BigBeautifulMan
* BigFun
* TheBigGuy: Though he was originally [[TheRuntAtTheEnd the runt]] of the Super Peace Busters. [[spoiler:He made up for this by intentionally acting stupid to get attention.]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* BlushSticker: Had one when he was a child.
* BrainBleach: Definitely ''not'' played for laughs, as [[spoiler: his frequent world travels stem from his deep-seated urge to forget memories of witnessing Menma's death]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "All kinds of man juices", indeed.
* GuiltComplex: [[spoiler: Which is why he participates in Anaru's and Yukiatsu's reenactment of the day Menma died.]]
* TheHeart: He's often the first to try to defuse a tense situation between his old friends.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation[=/=]HiddenDepths: Admits to Jintan that he used to act stupid in class just to get noticed, and even when he was befriended by Jintan and the others, all he could do was "nothing but watch".
* IGotBigger
* {{Keet}}
* ManChild
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:He ''saw'' Menma drowning, but could do nothing but watch her soon-to-be lifeless body slip away. This factors ''very'' much into his desire to see Menma's wish fulfilled, or else he thought Menma may not forgive him.]]
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Six Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine—The most fun-loving out of all the Super Peace Busters.
* StepfordSmiler
* TaremeEyes
* WalkingTheEarth: Spends his part-time job money by traveling. [[spoiler:Turns out this was his way of forgetting bitter memories of ''seeing'' Menma drown and being unable to save her.]]
* WhereItAllBegan: When not abroad, he resides in the gang's old hut.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters]]

!Atsushi Yadomi
->'''Voiced by:''' Mitsuru Ogata

Jintan's father, who is very understanding of what his son sets out to do.
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* NiceHat: Always seen wearing that beanie...thing.
* OpenMindedParent: Believes in letting Jintan find his own course in life.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: An in-universe example; he keeps referring to anything he finds interesting as "cute".

!Touko Yadomi
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara

Jintan's deceased mother, who appears to have a great connection to the story in the present time.
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* IllGirl: It's implied that she had been sick for a long time before Menma's death occurred.
* PosthumousCharacter
* ThePromise: [[spoiler:It turns out that she made one with Menma: to help Jintan to cry again and show emotions. It becomes the basis for Menma's GhostlyGoals.]]
* SoapOperaDisease

!Manabu Honma
->'''Voiced by:''' Makoto Yasumura

Menma's father and a businessman.
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* {{Megane}}

!Irene Honma
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FuyukaOura

Menma's mother, a lady who is actually from Russia.
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* {{Hikikomori}}: According to Satoshi, Irene refuses to leave the house or see other people.
* {{Housewife}}
* ParentsAsPeople - ParentalNeglect: It's implied that Irene, in her grief for the loss of Menma, somewhat neglected Satoshi afterwards.
* TheResenter: [[spoiler:Irene resents the rest of the Super Peace Busters for being able to grow up and leave Menma behind.]]
** [[spoiler: The movie shows that she got better, and no longer resents the Super Peace Busters. She even suggests Satoshi to invite them to visit their home.]]
* StepfordSmiler

!Satoshi Honma
->'''Voiced by:''' KaoruMizuhara

Menma's little brother.
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* GrayEyes
* InUniverseNickname: Saa-kun!
* TheUnfavourite: Even when it's '''not''' Menma's fault, you have to feel bad for Satoshi.

!Mama Anjou
->'''Voiced by:''' Kimiko Saito

Anaru's mother, who enjoys teasing her in front of her friends, but can be quite a harsh disciplinarian, according to Anaru.
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is genuinely caring towards Jintan and Poppo when they visit her house, and implies that she missed seeing them when she remarked that it had been a long time since they last visited. However, she apparently chews Anaru out so much over the false rumors that [[spoiler:Anaru decides to run away to the secret base]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows

!Aki and Haruna
->'''Voiced by:''' YuiMakino (Aki) and KaoruMizuhara (Haruna)

Anaru's so-called "friends," who could... be better people on the whole.
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* AlphaBitch
* PoisonousFriend: Both of them.
* ThoseTwoGirls
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Aki and Haruna belittle Jintan before her and threaten her with ending their friendship to keep her in check, and once got her into serious trouble during trip to a karaoke bar with a couple of older men. [[spoiler:Though the ending seems to suggest they're getting better, protectively guarding Anaru from Jintan. It looks like they really are looking out for her best interests.]]

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