A character sheet for the comedic slice-of-life anime and manga series, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.

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!!The Girls

[[folder:Chiyo Mihama (Chiyo-chan)]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakaSaitou (JP web short), Creator/TomokoKaneda (JP series), Creator/JessicaBoone (EN)
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The youngest and cutest of the girls, she's a 10 year old child prodigy who transfers to Yukari's class and almost always get the highest scores. While she excels in her studies, [[TheLoad she fares poorly at sports.]] To her friends amazement, she comes from a wealthy family, yet isn't spoiled because of it. Instead, her classmates think she turned out to be [[SpoiledSweet the perfect child]] (from a parent's perspective) as she's kind, responsible, and mature for her age.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: See TheCutie entry below.
* ArtEvolution: Inverted. In the manga, her pigtails start off looking realistic but later become the infamous football-shaped ones.
* BigFancyHouse: She lives in one, although it's a SimpleYetOpulent one.
* BigFriendlyDog: Mr. Tadakichi, a "man of character".
* BoyishShortHair: In Osaka's fantasies, Chiyo-Chan has this whenever her pigtails are removed.
* ButtMonkey: You'd think someone as cute, sweet, and innocent, as she is would have KarmicProtection, right? '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Wanla9UK8 WRONG.]]''' Chiyo gets abused on a regular basis; with much of it coming from [[{{Jerkass}} Tomo and Yukari.]]
* CheerfulChild: Her picture's literally the first thing you'd think of (and ''see'') when you see that trope.
* ChildProdigy: She did well enough academically that she was skipped straight into her sophomore year of highscool, at 10 years old, and consistently scores the highest grades at the school. She even tutors some of her classmates, like Chihiro. [[AskAStupidQuestion Guess who ends up being valedictorian?]]
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Plays this role for Osaka from time to time, usually in small, subtle ways (e.g. holding Osaka's shirt for fear that she may actually try to fly off of a roof).
* CoolBigSis: She starts to look up to Sakaki this way, once she befriends her.
* TheCutie: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1m2_3bCUCk Chiyo fully embodies this trope.]] In the very first episode, and for much of the series, everyone fawns over her and gushes about how cute and adorable she is. This is especially the case for Sakaki, who often suffers from CutenessOverload anytime she's near her.
** Her teachers can't resist either. One of them has all his students who failed to turn in their homework line up at the front of the class to give each of them a whack with his teacher's manual. When he gets to Chiyo, she was so [[{{Moe}} vulnerably adorable]] that he hesitates before finally giving her a soft tap on the head.
** Chiyo + Penguin Suit, cranks the trope UpToEleven. Enough that, during their annual Culture Fest, it caused students from all over the school to swamp their Kitty Cafe with customers!
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Chiyo + Penguin Suit = [[TastesLikeDiabetes Weapons-Grade Cute]].
* ExpressiveHair: Literally in Osaka's New Year's dream and not so literally in episode 10 where Chiyo tries her darnedest to reassure Osaka that they, Yomi, Tomo, and Sakaki will all be in the same class for their second year in high school.
* FearOfThunder
* GirlishPigtails: Osaka wonders if they're alive...
* GradeSkipper: Despite being only 10 years old, she was smart enough to skip several grades and go straight to high school.
* [[GentlemanAndAScholar Lady And A Scholar]]: Bright for a young age, and a polite young girl to boot.
* HeightAngst
* HeroicBSOD: Whenever she gets reminded of the time she rode in the car with Yukari driving.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Uhh...[[MindScrew maybe...]]
* ImageSong: FIVE of them.
* ImplausibleHairColor: Was once the trope image. She is a red haired Japanese in a realistically-colored series.
** It is the same color as her dad's hair, who is a cat.
* ImprobableAge: She's a sophomore at only 10 years old.
* InnocentProdigy: She has the best test scores in the school, but most teenage issues go ''way'' over her head.
* JustAKid: Chiyo hates the fact that no one takes her seriously, wishing she was older and more intimidating like Sakaki. This in itself is [[{{Irony}} hilarious]] considering the fact that Sakaki wants to be just like her.
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* KidAppealCharacter
* NiceGirl: She's polite and very helpful in class, such as tutoring classmates who need it, and organizing events for their school's annual Culture Fest. Chiyo even invites them to her family's summer home twice, during summer break.
* OhCrap: Examples include that time Yukari said the class trip was cancelled, and when Chiyo found out Iriomote cats can eat animals as large as her dog.
* {{Ojou}}: Chiyo lives in a large estate and her family is wealthy enough to afford a summer home on beachfront property. A fact which stuns Tomo and Yomi, when she first tells them about it.
* {{Pride}}: Not often presented, but Chiyo's biggest flaw is that she expects to be on top and treated as such. Most obviously shown when Tomo deliberately studied extra hard to best Chiyo on a written test. It didn't matter that it was in physical education, or that Chiyo was just barely behind Tomo; Chiyo was visibly angry that Tomo bested her. And when the two next got a test back (in a different subject) with the [[ChildProdigy expected result]], Chiyo glared at Tomo as if to gloat.
* TheProtagonist: While not the main character, per se, she'll usually [[MrExposition explain things to the viewer]] via monologue, or narration. She also has the most number of episodes dedicated to her, with Sakaki having the next highest number.
* SecretlyWealthy: Chiyo skipped some grades and attends High School despite being of grade school age. She's so excited about being a highschooler she decided to get a part-time job because highschoolers usually have that sort of job. Her employer hired her because he thinks she must be poor to be desperate enough to "forge" a high schooler card. Since he never told her what he thinks, she's oblivious to the misunderstanding. She's actually wealthy.
* SpoiledSweet: As seen in the [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] entry.
* TaremeEyes
* TokenMiniMoe: For the [[RuleofThree third time]], she's the trope image here as well.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did Yukari-sensei Have To Drive?]]: Poor Chiyo had the misfortune of having to ride with [[DrivesLikeCrazy Yukari]], during their first trip to her summer home. It's left her scarred, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akJvDMy1EO4 possibly for life.]]
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Not just in the sense of having the highest grades at the school, but some of her narration is pretty insightful for someone her age.
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[[folder:Sakaki]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuAsakawa (JP), Creator/ChristineAuten (EN)
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The tall, quiet girl who sits in the back of the class. Most students are intimidated by her height (174cm and still growing) and her appearance, but she's actually kind and too shy to make friends. Sakaki suffers extreme CutenessProximity and often daydreams about cute things, like [[CuteKitten kittens]], or Chiyo. Sadly, her mother is allergic to cats. Sakaki is also [[AcademicAthlete an excellent student and an exceptional athlete.]] She often wins her sports festival events through natural talent rather than training. Needless to say, this seems unfair [[UnknownRival to Kagura.]]
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AcademicAthlete: The best athlete at the school, and also excels in her studies.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Subverted. She's tall, dark-haired and imposing, but her apparent aloofness is really because she's a ShrinkingViolet, in spite of her physical appearance.
* AnimalsHateHer: In episode 22, she looks at her scarred hand and comments that she "might not get off so lightly" if she encounters an Iriomote cat, instead of the more domestic variety. [[BigFriendlyDog Mr. Tadakichi]] likes her though.
* AttractivenessIsolation: Other students are scared to talk to her either because they think she's too awesome or because she's intimidating. She winds up often wishing she'd get invited into club activities, since she's too timid to reach out for them herself.
* {{Badass}}: She'd rather be BadassAdorable but comes off as the intimidating type.
* BlueWithShock: She gets this either when she is thinking of something that's impossibly cute, or when any of her friends actions horrifies her. Like the time Osaka said [[spoiler:Mayaa would be nice 'n boney]], one day. Or when Yomi heard she liked bears and presented her with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a can of bear stew]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yefMRQFjbU as a souvenir!]]
* BoobsOfSteel: Subverted. She has the largest bust, but not the strength that's supposed to come with it. See the FragileSpeedster entry below.
** BuxomIsBetter: Also subverted, as Sakaki dislikes the amount of attention that's drawn to her breast size. Life's tough when your less endowed friends always talk about 'em.
* CharacterDevelopment: She appears to open up more and more to her friends as the series progresses, mostly to Chiyo and Kagura.
* TheChewToy: Life seems to love denying her the things she wants, whilst dangling them in front of her. Like how Chiyo gets to be cute and adorable, and can openly enjoy things like stickers and plushies, while Sakaki can't 'cuz everybody expectes her to be cool and grown up [[HugeSchoolgirl because of]] [[AloofDarkhairedGirl her appearance.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not on an Osaka level, but between her shyness and her strange daydreams, when Sakaki does say things they can be rather...odd. Chiyo-Dad, below? She's the one who sees him most often, and she seems to be thoroughly convinced that he really is Chiyo's father.
* TheComicallySerious: She'll say some of the most bizarre things with a perfectly straight face and monotone... [[CloudCuckoolander and mean it.]]
* CoolBigSis: Towards Chiyo, once they become friends.
** [[DeclarationOfProtection I Will Protect Her]]: Be it from snowballs, or kids who make fun of her during sporting events, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUJJEtdRKvc or a mob of anrgy cats]] - Sakaki will always be there for Chiyo.
** [[spoiler:[[AndroclesLion I Will Protect Sakaki]]: Mayaa eventually finds his way back to Sakaki, in time to save her and Chiyo from Kamineko and his gang.]]
* CovertPervert: When Tomo puts Yukari and Minamo on the spot about their love lives, Sakaki quickly re-enters the room and can be seen peeking from behind Yomi and Tomo, while trying to listen in. Then she inches forward to make sure she didn't miss anything (seen from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42UM5smmJmU 14:40-15:59]] here).
** It gets hilariously subverted several episodes later, as she ends up hearing [[TooMuchInformation more than she would have liked]] and couldn't look Minamo in the eye the following morning. Though Yomi and the others were ''very'' appreciative.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow - Black Hair. Dark Eyes.
* CutenessOverload: Very, ''very'' prone to this, usually around cats and whenever she misinterprets something Chiyo says, which causes her [[ImagineSpot to imagine]] Chiyo doing incredibly cute things.
* DaydreamBeliever: Really believes that Chiyo's father is a yellow cat because of her dreams.
* DeathGlare: This is her default look early in the manga, much to the fright of Chiyo and the others. [[SubvertedTrope She means no harm though.]]
** Sakaki's intimidating appearance is clearer in the manga, where in her first scene with Chiyo she's drawn with a hostile-looking expression, making it clear why Chiyo would be quite afraid of her. She's drawn with a softer expression in the anime. This may prompt anime viewers to wonder what Chiyo is so afraid of. However, both the anime and manga mention Sakaki's bandages from Kamineko's bite being mistaken for an injury from a fight, so you can see where the other students get their impression of the character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Has the second most spotlight episodes, undergoes the most development, and many characters are defined by their interactions with her.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: ...and not just Kaorin. In the 4th episode, one of Kaorin's friends says Sakaki is better than any of the boys at their school. A later episode shows her being followed by a group of girls, who gush about how cool and awesome she is, with little hearts over their heads. Then finally {{squee}} and have to hug themselves. Yeah.
* FaceOfAThug: Sakaki looks like an AloofDarkHairedGirl, so everyone assumes she's a juvenile delinquent. In reality, she's a ShrinkingViolet who loves everything cute and cuddly.
* FearOfThunder: Earthquakes, mechanical guards at construction sites, and horseflies too.
* FlashStep: Goes hand in hand with her propensity for cute animals. When told that Chiyo is going to go visit Mr. Tadakichi, and asked if she would like to come along, Sakaki is waiting downstairs, outside, before the question is finished.
* FragileSpeedster: Despite what her appearance would lead you to believe, she's actually pretty soft.
** At the end of their school's 5K run, she tells Chiyo she only placed 6th, because she doesn't do well at endurance events. Which is made evident when she and her class lose soundly in a game of tug-of-war against Class-5, who had [[CuteBruiser Kagura]] on their team. And a headbutt from Kamineko was enough to knock the wind out of her and make her double over in pain.
** But she's unmatched when it comes to speed. She consistently dusts the competition, during their school's annual Sports Fest. A fact which lead Kagura to want to compete with her. She's also agile, and dexterous enough that she could deflect an incoming snowball that was intended for Chiyo, by catching it without breaking it. Then switched hands in mid-turn and threw it back at Kagura [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsE8-d-pbqs (seen at 2:06-2:11)!]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: [[AnimalsHateHim Heartbreakingly subverted, as most of them would rather have her for a snack than be her friend.]]
* GagBoobs: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOgBLZZ25Y Her chest is the root of many jokes]] in both the anime and manga; usually to her chagrin.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Invoked whenever she's warming up, or anytime during a race.
* GentleGiant: Enough that you'll want to give her a hug.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: The few times we see her room, she's shown to have stuffed animals and plushies on her bed, her couch, and her bookshelf.
* {{Hachimaki}}: Subverted in the last sports festival episode. She starts off wearing it as normal around her head then, [[spoiler:after hearing a boy from another class make fun of Chiyo's running, [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange she takes it off and uses it to tie her hair in a ponytail]]]].
* HeightAngst
* HugeSchoolgirl: See below.
* ImageSong: Kokoro wa Shoujo de PARACHUTE and Mahou Neko ni aeru Hi wa. The second one features Chiyo.
* InternalizedCategorism: Sakaki hates the fact that she's tall, [[CursedWithAwesome popular, has big boobs, and is great at sports]]...and wishes she were short and cute like [[{{Kawaisa}} Chiyo]].
* JapaneseDelinquents: [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Her natural appearance]] and [[ShrinkingViolet reticence]] leads the other girls to mistake her for one. Later, it's deliberately invoked during the second annual Sports Fest, when Yukari gives her a gakuran[[note]]a uniform typically worn by male students, which is often used to invoke the look of a delinquent, or "tough guy" type[[/note]] to wear; causing Kaorin to fangasm.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Even if they don't love her back.
** [[spoiler:KindlyVet: Will likely be this once she graduates from college.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: In the form of [[spoiler:Mayaa]].
* LetsGetDangerous: In a way. Everyone knows she's good at sports. Old news. Tease Chiyo because she can't run? She takes that personally and will proceed to demolish the competition in response. Also acts as an awesome bodyguard for Chiyo during the snowball fight.
* LuminescentBlush: Quite often, mostly in response to seeing kitty cats, or while imagining cute things.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Because of her [[AloofDarkHairedGirl looks]], people tend to avoid her when Sakaki is actually a ShrinkingViolet who would like to have more friends.
* NiceGirl
* NobleWolf: Kagura calls Sakaki a "lone wolf", although Sakaki would rather imagine herself as a cute lil' puppy.
* OddCouple: With Kagura, although it does not stand out as much as Yomi's and Tomo's friendship.
** In the Manga, she'll also often form one with Osaka. The two have some very interesting conversations.
* OnlyOneName: It's unknown whether it's her first name, or her family name.
* PetBabyWildAnimal: Mayaa.
* TheQuietOne: Sakaki is [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy and withdrawn]], for much of the series, but gradually opens up thanks to Chiyo and Kagura.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair extends well below her waist.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In case it wasn't clear, she let out the shriek that notified the whole class of the cockroach that was scuttling around the room in episode 2.
* [[ShooTheDog Shoo The Cat]]: Sakaki must do this to Mayaa before leaving Okinawa. [[spoiler:He comes back to drive off Kamineko from the streets.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: See TheQuietOne entry above.
* {{Squee}}: Whenever cats or anything cute are involved. Especially when it comes to Mayaa.
* StatuesqueStunner: A rare case of also being a HugeSchoolgirl.
* StealthHiBye: When cute things are involved, she'll be out of the school before you can finish your sentences.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: So, so very compassionate and cute on the inside, but outside, she looks like a cold, tough HugeSchoolgirl. Unlike most examples, her coldness isn't a façade she's putting up to fool everyone, but something she does ''completely by accident''.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy and Girly-Girl Friendship]]: She's the girly one, to Kagura's {{tomboy}}.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: An in-universe example. She's believed to be a delinquent, due to frequently showing up with her hands or face bandaged, creating the impression she often gets into fights. Plus, she's the best athlete at the school. So Chiyo and Kagura are surprised when they eventually learn that Sakaki's actually shy and quite feminine; preferring cute things over being cool.
* TsurimeEyes
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of earthquakes, [[FearOfThunder thunder]], horseflies and mechanical guards at construction sites.
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[[folder:Tomo Takino]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomoeHanba (JP web short), Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (JP), Mandy Clark (EN)
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The most energetic member of Yukari's class who likes to make everything into a competition. Failing that, her default behavior is to annoy others, or cause a commotion, in the name of fun. Problem is, her idea of "fun" isn't always the same as everyone else's. She's best friends with Yomi, though it's a wonder to their other friends [[WithFriendsLikeThese how, or why,]] [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim it ever happened.]]
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* ACupAngst: While she doesn't obsess over it, she wants bigger boobs and gets excited when they have their yearly measurements taken. She also makes perverted jokes (moreso in the manga), usually about Sakaki's, Kagura's, and Yomi's breasts. Which suggests that she may be envious.
* AlliterativeName
* BerserkerTears: When Yomi manages to eat curry noodles without splattering it all over herself, Tomo is pushed over the top and goes [[UnstoppableRage on a rampage in the lunchroom]] with tears in her eyes until she accidentally hits Yukari. Yukari's subsequent reaction must [[HilarityEnsues be seen to be believed]].
* BigBraToFill: Discussed in regards to her desire to be like [[Franchise/LupinIII Fujiko Mine]]. Tomo believes the only thing lacking is her chest size...
* BookDumb: ...and proud of it! Minus the time her father made her study for a test, by threatening to cut her allowance if she flunked it.
* BrilliantButLazy: Normally low-scoring and rarely saying anything intelligent, when she applies herself she can pass exams — and even maxed out her mark in a health exam when she specifically studied for it. She seems to pick and choose what she studies for. Tomo also seems to act bone-headed as much as being stupid.
* CompetitionFreak: Over any and '''''EVERY-'''thing''. From breast sizes, comparing failing test scores with Kagura and Osaka, or making bread runs during lunch. She even showed up late for class, just so she could stand in the hall to try to set a record for holding out the longest!
* {{Cosplay}}: As a giraffe, much to the annoyance of Yomi, Yukari, and Minamo. Hoo boy, especially Minamo.
* ChaoticStupid: She's definitely chaotic. The stupid part is questionable, since she isn't dumb when she actually applies herself to her studies.
* EskimosArentReal: Tomo believed reindeer were fictional, until Chiyo and Sakaki explained they were real.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Every school year.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of [[Franchise/LupinIII Fujiko Mine]] and is growing her hair to imitate her look. [[spoiler:She eventually drops the idea and cuts her hair short, at the start of their senior year.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Tomo is a colossal pain in the ass. Enough that Kagura and the others [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim wonder why Yomi ever wound up being best friends with her.]]
* TheGadfly: Kagura even asks: [[LampshadeHanging "Why do you put so much energy into pissing people off?"]]. See ItAmusedMe.
* GenerationXerox: She's a Yukari Jr down to her JerkAss tendencies and lack of any skills.
* GenkiGirl: ''The current page image.''
* GiverOfLameNames: She dubbed Ayumu "Osaka" because [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin she came from Osaka]]. In the manga, it is revealed that she gives pets equally generic names.
* GratuitousEnglish: Like Yukari, [[InconsistentDub inconsistently dubbed]] into GratuitousSpanish.
* ImageSong: Sora wa Tobikiri Paradaisu and Poi Poi Peace. Also shares one with Yomi, and another with Kagura and Osaka.
* InsultBackfire: When Yukari smirks and points out Tomo won't get very far from copying Chiyo's homework all the time, Tomo calmly answers that she copies Yomi's too.
* ItAmusedMe: This is her primary motivation - from studying for a test long enough to get into their school just to spite Yomi, to repeatedly tormenting [[DesignatedVictim Chiyo]], to causing a ruckus and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident "unintentionally"]] smacking her classmates while trying to kill a cockroach - she does it all [[{{Troll}} for shits 'n giggles.]]
* JerkAss: She's a younger version of Yukari.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As proven by her PetTheDog moments. See below.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: According to Yomi, Tomo's dad acts exactly like his daughter, and even has the same haircut.
* MsViceGirl: Not only is she willing to cheat on tests, or eat lunch during class, she'll try to entice her friends and classmates to get in on it to (with varying degrees of success). And during their senior year of school, she tricked Chiyo into inviting them back to her summer home under the pretense of wanting it to be [[BlatantLies a study trip.]]
-->'''Chiyo:''' [[WasItAllALie "But... didn't you say this was supposed to be a study trip?"]]
-->'''Tomo: (shamelessly)''' [[ILied "I lied."]]
-->'''Chiyo: (in shock)''' "Wha..?? '''SO BLUNTLY?!'''"
* NotSoDifferent: Her and Yukari.
* OddFriendship: With Yomi.
* PetTheDog: At the graduation ceremony, after years of teasing Chiyo, Tomo stands up and [[SlowClap leads the crowd in a round of applause for her.]]
** Another noteworthy moment was when her teasing actually managed to get under Kagura's skin and hurt her feelings, and Tomo's reaction makes it clear that it was unintentional. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tomo being Tomo]], she decides to cheer Kagura up by annoying her so much that she quickly forgets to be upset by a little teasing.
* PowerCopying: An ImagineSpot shows the viewers what might happen if Tomo copied Sakaki's athleticism, Chiyo's book smarts and Osaka's strangeness.
* TheRival: She tries to antagonize and compete with everyone, just for the hell of it. Chiyo, Sakaki, and Kagura are her usual rivals. She was also Osaka's UnknownRival on Osaka's first day.
* ScrewySquirrel: As seen in the [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Friend Nobody Likes]] and ItAmusedMe examples, Tomo gets a kick out of screwing with her friends, just to get a rise out of them; especially Chiyo and Yomi.
** One of her cruelest, is when she volunteers to see if [[spoiler:Yomi had passed her college entrance exam by looking for her name on the results board. Despite looking ''right at it'', she tells Yomi it wasn't there, causing her to panic and start to cry, 'til Osaka checks and tells Yomi her name is there.]] Tomo then [[TemptingFate had the gall to congratulate her]], along with the others. [[{{Shoryuken}} Yomi was not amused]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: She doesn't excel at anything, 'cuz she never really applies herself to anything, but still likes to compete with her classmates, and seems to think she's [[TheAce pretty hot stuff]]. [[StopHelpingMe She isn't.]]
* StandingInTheHall: Self-inflicted.
* TaremeEyes
* TemptingFate: Any time she chooses to hammer either of Yomi's {{berserk button}}s (see the related entry in Yomi's section), she's pretty much [[{{Shoryuken}} asking for it.]]
* TooDumbToFool: Osaka comes to realize this, when she tries to prevent the "Osaka" nickname from spreading. She explains that she'd been in different suburbs and only lived there briefly as a reason not to call her that. A native of Japan would recognize those locales were suburbs of Osaka. But all it did was confuse Tomo, so she stuck with the simplest one, since it was the only one she could remember.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In regards to Yukari's driving.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yomi.
* WeightWoe: Although she constantly teases Yomi about her figure, Tomo at least once lamented her own, claiming that whilst calories go to [[StatuesqueStunner Sakaki's]] height and chest, hers go straight to her stomach. [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Perhaps she pesters Yomi about it out of insecurity.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: She's not really malicious, though, she just annoys people because it's funny.
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[[folder:Koyomi ("Yomi") Mizuhara]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP web short), Creator/RieTanaka (JP series), Creator/NancyNovotny (EN)
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The most normal member of Yukari's class, and also the most focused. She's best friends with Tomo and has an amazingly high-tolerance level for her shenanigans. At least, 'til her tolerance [[RageBreakingPoint reaches its limit.]] In most cases, she plays the StraightMan, though she can be just as juvenile as her friends, [[NotSoAboveItAll depending on the circumstances.]] Yomi also enjoys eating and, as a result, is always trying to diet.
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* AcademicAthlete: An honors student, second only to Chiyo academically. She's also an outstanding athlete and usually does well during their school's annual sports fest.
* BadassBookworm: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis OH. YES.]] Tomo can attest to this better than anybody, given the number of times she's been [[CallingYourAttacks "double chopped"]] and [[{{Shoryuken}} Shoryuken'd]] by her.
* BerserkButton: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBifoE7rmnM Don't call her stupid]], and never, ever, call her fat.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Has her moments. She's the OnlySaneMan most of the time, but she does have a pretty mean sense of humour, like infamously feeding Osaka a super-spicy croquette and giving Sakaki a can of ''bear'' soup. She can also be pretty mean to Tomo, even when the latter has not provoked her.
* BrainyBrunette: She'd likely be the smartest student at the school, were it not for Chiyo.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Tomo may not be the extreme CloudCuckoolander that Osaka is, but she's enough of one that she still occasionally needs Yomi to fill this role for her. Though Yomi's just as likely to sit back and let karma run its course as she is to intervene.
* TheComicallySerious:
* CrossPoppingVeins: Quite often, due to Tomo's antics.
* DeadpanSnarker: She may put up with Tomo's antics, but she won't hesitate to take digs at her. Yomi occasionally snarks on Osaka as well.
* DreadfulMusician: Considering her Seiyuu's musical skills, this is very ironic by itself.
** And an ActorAllusion considering most of the characters she voices can't sing.
* GirlishPigtails: In the supplementary lessons.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Yeah, right...like Creator/RieTanaka can really sing that badly.
* ImageSong: Sorezore no Oneway and Oishii Kimi-Tachi.
* JackOfAllStats: She's athletic, but not to the same extent as either Sakaki or Kagura. She's undeniably strong, but Kagura has her beat in that department. And, though she's an honors student, Chiyo consistently scores the highest marks at the school.
** This is even reflected in her bust size and her figure. Yomi's [[NerdsAreSexy definitely got nothing to complain about]], but [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Sakaki]] is the one [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the girls swoon over.]] Tomo mocks her for her JOAS status in the Tsukurimashou image song.
** This may also be the reason why Osaka calls her "[[UnusualEuphemism Hawaiian]]" instead of "[[BoobsOfSteel American]]" like Sakaki and "[[ACupAngst Japanese]]" like Tomo, as UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} approximately lies between mainline North America & Japan.
* {{Meganekko}}: As seen in the image above.
* NerdsAreSexy: She's second only to Sakaki, in terms of [[HelloNurse her looks and figure.]] Which is why it's baffling to Tomo (and the audience) that she seems to think she's overweight.
* NoJustNoReaction: Her usual reaction to Tomo's antics is to stare either blankly, or incredulously, for a moment, then simply get up and walk away [[OnlySaneMan for the sake of her own sanity.]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Yomi can be just as bad as the others, depending on the circumstances. Like when she trolled Osaka by getting her to try one of her croquettes, after Osaka said she couldn't eat anything spicy. And [[CovertPervert she was just as engrossed]] in [[TheTalk Minamo's "talk"]] as Tomo and the others were.
** There was also the time she said getting excited about a trip to the Magical Land amusement park was childish, yet bought the brochure the moment they were gone and spent all evening planning which rides she wanted to go on. [[spoiler:Then wound up missing the trip because she'd caught a cold from staying out so late, with the chill in the air.]]
* NotSoDifferent: To Minamo.
* OddFriendship: With Tomo.
* OnlySaneWoman: A role she shares with Chiyo, and Minamo whenever she's around.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: She's the most normal one of the bunch, which is why she's usually TheStraightMan.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Tricking Osaka into eating food doused in cayenne is a surprisingly Tomo-esque thing for Yomi to do.
* RapunzelHair: In the anime version, where her hair is almost as long as Sakaki's.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Usually played straight, but also double as her equivalent of BlankWhiteEyes.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* {{Shoryuken}}: Tomo brings it on herself, by [[TemptingFate deliberately provoking her]] each time.
* SickEpisode: She misses out on the girls' trip to Magical Land because of a fever. [[spoiler:She gets another one after playing in the snow by the end of the same episode. Poor Yomi...]]
* TheSocialExpert: Inverted. She just tolerates her classmates.
* StraightMan: She almost has to be, since hardly anyone takes [[ButtMonkey Chiyo]] seriously, Sakaki's [[CloudCuckoolander usually daydreaming]] half the time, and they damn sure can't depend on [[WomanChild Yukari]]!
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Curry. Heck, anything spicy.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tomo.
* WeightWoe: Though fans will wonder why, 'cuz there's nothing wrong with her figure. Yet, she's always trying some sort of diet.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cicadas?]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: She's qualifies as a Grade B in the series proper, and gets bumped to [[http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1325/szettairyouiki.jpg an A]] in the ''Supplemental Lessons'' chapters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ayumu ("Osaka") Kasuga]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi (JP web short), Creator/YukiMatsuoka (JP series), Creator/KiraVincentDavis (EN)
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By far, the most unusual of Yukari's students and [[EnsembleDarkhorse easily one of]], [[BreakoutCharacter if not THE]], most popular member of the cast. As her nickname suggests, she's a transfer student from Osaka, though she only lived there for a year. She's known for her non-sequiturs when speaking, and her habit of daydreaming. Osaka isn't the brightest crayon in the box and is so hapless, that even [[TheLoad Chiyo]] can beat her at sports. But she has a knack for puns and riddles and [[GeniusDitz can occasionally pick up on things the others miss.]]
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AccentAdaptation: In the Dubbed Anime and English Manga, Osaka is given a Southern Accent
* ACupAngst: When [[DeadpanSnarker Yomi quips]] that Chiyo was only flat because of her age, and might become as well-endowed as Sakaki when she's older, Osaka and Tomo both call Chiyo a traitor. Mr. Kimura completely ignores Osaka because of this, which is ironic given she seems to be the only student who isn't freaked out by him.
* AmbiguousDisorder: She has an unusual way of thinking, compared to most people, and her her behavior can seem a bit strange, at times, making it easy to assume she might have some sort of mental disability, with someone people speculating she is on the Autism Spectrum. Despite this, she gets only slightly below average grades at a regular school and manages to socialize somewhat normally. With OK social functioning and academic achievement (key word "OK"), along with apparent good self-care skills (as her appearance is always neat and clean), she probably doesn't have a serious mental illness, at least not yet at this point in her life. Nevertheless, had she attempted to do what Chiyo-chan feared she might do [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTuVnLatsU#t=12m20s here]], then she would be considered to have developed a mental illness and be a danger to herself, requiring hospitalization.
* BerserkButton: If you value your health, do not break chopsticks in a different manner to the way Osaka prefers.
* BirdRun: Subverted; Osaka tries this during a relay race since she thinks it can keep other runners from passing her, but it only slows her down. Then again, Osaka isn't a very good runner to start with; she even loses to Chiyo.
* BookDumb: Largely due to her inattentiveness and her habit of falling asleep, during class,
* BreakoutCharacter: The fans absolutely love her and consider her to be one of the main draws of the series for reasons covered in the other entries of her section.
* ButtMonkey: Not that it bothers her. At least, not most of the time since [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she keeps her head in the clouds.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The TropeCodifier '''and''' trope picture for the {{Cloudcuckoolander/Anime}} section. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2azEy_4S7Ws For.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46MCydQNuKA A.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37mPoKQijj8 Reason.]]
** In Episode 13, a bird, possibly a cuckoo, actually '''lands''' on her head!
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: See the SuspiciouslySpecificDenial entry in Kaorin's section. [[EverybodyKnewAlready Not that it came as any surprise to the readers.]]
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Spicy Foods]]: Yomi makes this work to her advantage.
* DreadfulMusician: The only time she's seen with an instrument, she handles it rather poorly. (It was because she had the hiccups at the time.)
* {{Engrish}}: "OH MY GAH!"
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Osaka]]: Her name is Ayumu Kasuga, but everyone starts calling her "Osaka" by the start of Second Year. In the anime, she gets labeled as Osaka by the end of her first day in class, thanks to Tomo. Unfortunately, it sticks, as even the ''school'' addresses her by that name, when posting her test results.
** [[FunnyMoments One moment]] in particular shows her looking at the class lists to see whose homeroom she was going to be in, by looking for "Ayumu Kasuga". She didn't see it, 'cuz her nickname had been posted instead.
* TheFool
* GeniusDitz: At first, one might think Osaka is stupid, or simply slow to grasp things. But while the latter may be closer to the truth, she's surprisingly sharp [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXb0hNMI_B0 when it comes to riddles.]] She also notices things her classmates miss. For example, she was the only one to note that none of them had boyfriends, and was the only one who noticed Kaorin's crush on Sakaki and thought to ask if she was gay. Also, out of the three girls considered "dumb" (Osaka, Tomo, Kagura) she usually gets the highest grades.
* HiddenDepths: See GeniusDitz above. Also, she ''does'' understand topics related to sexuality.
* HollywoodPersonalityDisorders: She seems to have strong schizotypal traits, though likely falls short of and is a bit too young to have a personality disorder. She exhibits signs of unusual experiences ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxlC_9zBnDM unusual thoughts]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dA7SC5T99I unusual perceptions]]), cognitive disorganization (tendency for thoughts to become derailed and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZpDJjU1UtM#t=10m10s to derail conversations]]), and impulsive nonconformity (somewhat poor impulse control and unstable mood). (All 3 traits are well-exemplified [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp134exJ3I8 here]].) The only trait she doesn't seem to really exhibit is introverted anhedonia (deficit of pleasure response in physical and social stimulation), and contrary to the stereotype of schizotypals she is actually quite extroverted (and extroversion doesn't exempt you from schizotypy). As noted in an article on schizophrenic autism (separate from the autism spectrum), which is also exhibited by people with high levels of schizotypal traits, the activity of people with such strong schizotypal traits tends to show itself through "friction with the situational context." I would say that Osaka produces quite a bit of "friction." Here's the article: [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1489853/]] The article gives another example of that kind of friction: "A famous vignette of a schizoid father, who buys, as a Christmas present for his dying daughter, a coffin, illustrates this odd friction." Compare this to the friction Osaka produces.
** Derailment is related to knight's move thinking (also called lateral thinking), which is the kind of thinking that might enable Osaka to be so good at certain kinds of riddles (as seen in the GeniusDitz entry).
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Subverted. At least Tomo is disappointed when she turns out ''not'' to fit the stereotype.
* ImageSong: Shikkari! TRY La Lai, Time Pavement, and Hororin Confetti, which she shares with Chiyo.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Becomes a Texan accent in the English dub.
** Osaka mentions that she lived in Kobe when she was in elementary school and was born in Wakayama.
* TheKlutz: If you find yourself entering a three-legged race, find yourself another partner.
* NamedByDemocracy: Tomo gives her the name "Osaka" and the other girls outvote her before she can protest.
* NarratorAllAlong: Osaka's story about the girls being murdered on summer break.
* NiceGirl
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: And we love her anyway!
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By Her Nickname]]: Starting in Second Year, even the official school roster calls her "Osaka". In the anime, she's known as Osaka from her first day.
* PetitePride: Weakly claimed that "being [[UnusualEuphemism Japanese]] is fine." Ten seconds later, she's yelling at Chiyo, because she might actually get boobs.
* PungeonMaster: Covered in the GeniusDitz entry.
* SeriousBusiness: If she tells you to break your chopsticks correctly, you ''better'' break them correctly. Lampooned in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdnDF2lgaA this]] vid.
* SlasherSmile: One of the few [[FunnyMoments hilarious examples]] of the trope, done while she's wielding a butcher knife![[note]]Osaka was only half awake at the time and had planned to wake up Yukari by banging on a frying pan. She didn't realize she had picked up a knife instead.[[/note]]
* SleepyHead: She'll often nod off during class, or while she and her friends are having lunch on the school roof, or under a kotatsu, or... You get the idea.
* TaremeEyes:
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "Sataaa Andagiiii!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kagura]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP web short), Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP series), Allison Sumrall (EN)
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A tanned girl who joins the main cast in the second year[[note]]Yukari pulled strings to have Kagura in her class, along with Sakaki. Thus, stacking the odds in her favor to make sure she won the next Sports Fest[[/note]]. She's very athletically inclined and the only member of the group who isn't in the 'Go Home Club', since she spends much of her free time training for the swim team (which makes Minamo her coach). She becomes close friends with Sakaki, first out of a desire to compete with her, then after finding out [[GirlyGirl what she's]] [[ShrinkingViolet really like.]] Like Sakaki, her bust size is often the source of jokes, though she tends to be annoyed, rather than embarrassed by it.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: {{Averted}}. Kagura contantly sports a tan, due to the amount of time she spends outdoors between swimming and jogging, and it deepens during the summer. Which is why she has tanlines in the shape of her school swimsuit.
* [[IndifferentBeauty Big Breast, Big Deal]]: She feels this way in regard to her breasts. To her, they're just there. Which is why it annoys her whenever Tomo draws attention to her chest.
* BigEater: But doesn't gain weight, to Yomi's disgust.
* BoisterousBruiser: She's as loud and rowdy as Tomo but, unlike the latter, Kagura has a lot more steam to work with. Which she usually burns off with swim practice and jogging, after school.
* {{Bokukko}}
* BoobsOfSteel: She's very close to Sakaki on an athletic scale, and she's quite powerful.
* BookDumb: A fact which bothers her to no end. She wants to do well in her studies, but she can't seem to grasp the material... even when she has help from [[ChildProdigy Chiyo]] and [[AcademicAthlete Sakaki.]]
* BoyishShortHair: Along with HotbloodedSideburns.
* CatchPhrase: "''Moron!''"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She used to be a quieter character in the earlier episodes.
* ChekhovsGunman: She made several background appearances before becoming a main character.
* DumbJock[=/=]LovableJock
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's first seen in episode 6, when Yukari hears about [[SecretWeapon the ringer]] Minamo has on her track team Kagura's shown doing warmups. She also appears in a few strips in the first volume of the Manga as a bit character before finally debuting into the cast proper.
* [[HotbloodedSideburns Go Nagai Hairlocks]]:
* GratuitousEnglish: Invoked when she runs into a foreigner at an airport and tries to help him with his luggage. But since she does poorly in English class, HilarityEnsues.
* GentleGiant: On her good days.
* ImageSong: 'Ashita wa Makenai! Go! Friend!' where she sings about Sakaki, and 'Lazy Crazy Bonkuraazu', where she leads Tomo and Osaka.
* [[DeclarationOfProtection I Will Protect Her]]: In one of her [[HeartwarmingMoments crowning moments]], Kagura tells Sakaki she'll keep cats in the area from biting her and shoos them away when they come after her. While Sakaki appreciated the thought, she tells Kagura [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself she shouldn't run away from her problems.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She can be an occasional {{Jerkass}}, but it's never intentional. When she knocks down the tent Yomi and Chiyo were putting up for the third Sports Fest, she feels so bad about it that she actually starts to cry and said she'd do it herself to make up for it. [[spoiler:[[HeartwarmingMoments Chiyo and Yomi forgive her and they put the tent up together.]]]]
* MagicSkirt: Subeverted, since Kagura uses her hands to keep her skirt from flipping up, during the intro.
* MsFanservice: A mild example, since she only does it twice. When Osaka asks about her tan, Kagura pulls back her shirt collar, allowing Osaka to see how far her tanlines go (though her back is turned so the viewer can't see what Osaka's seeing).
* OddCouple: With Sakaki.
* OnlySaneMan: She's much like a lowgrade Yukari and Tomo mixed with Yomi's sassiness and assertiveness, and After Yomi the most normal and well adjusted of the girls.
* OnlyOneName: Much like Sakaki.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She's a strong all-around athlete, second only to Sakaki in talent. In one of the later episodes, Chiyo and the others see her practicing out on the track, after school. Kagura also mentions wanting to try out for the All Japan Women's swim team.
* SixthRanger: She joins the group in Second Year.
* TanLines: Covered in the AmbiguouslyBrown and MsFanservice entries.
* TenderTears: Happens three times. The first was due to losing to Sakaki in the track race of the first Sports Fest, the second during the incident at the third Sports Fest (see the JerkWithAHeartOfGold entry), and the last one happens once they've [[spoiler:graduated and are about to leave school, because she'd miss her friends and her teachers.]]
* {{Tomboy}}: A pretty straightforward example, from [[BoyishShortHair her appearance]], [[TheLadette attitude]], and [[LovableJock mannerisms]].
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy and Girly-Girl Friendship]]: She's the to tomboy, to Sakaki's girly-girl.
* TsurimeEyes
* UnknownRival: Initially to Sakaki. Immediately becomes a regular [[TheRival rival]] to Tomo, due to constant arguing and the fact that they're both addicted to competition.
[[/folder]]

!!The Teachers

[[folder:Yukari Tanizaki]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoHiramatsu (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)
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The girls' homeroom teacher and their English teacher but, unfortunately, she isn't the most responsible sort. Yukari is often late for work for various reasons, like [[NotAMorningPerson oversleeping]], and has been known to cancel class to have P.E. instead. She's also fiercely competitive with her long-time friend, Minamo Kurosawa, due to her popularity with her students. Despite all this, Yukari still takes herself and her job seriously and takes offense whenever she thinks anyone's making light of her profession. Basically, she's like the crazy aunt -- [[DrivesLikeCrazy she even drives like it.]]
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* ApatheticTeacher: She gets bored with her job easily. The show's opening even shows her sleeping at her desk. You know she's that apathetic when she comes back from summer vacation and ''one of her own students'' has to convince her to get motivated.
* {{Beergasm}}
* BlahBlahBlah: Yukari tries speaking to a foreigner in English, which the viewer isn't supposed to understand anyway. In the English dub, this turns into French.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo: She invokes this, near the end of the final episode [[HeartwarmingMoments after a few parting words with her students]].]]
* CantHoldHerLiquor: To say she's such a heavy drinker.
* ChristmasCake: And don't think it doesn't bother her. She once gave her class a pop quiz just because one of her friends got married. The next day, however, she seemed smug that her friend had apparently "rushed into things".
* ChuckChalk: Once manages a double shot upside Osaka and Kagura's heads.
* ConspicuousConsumption: To the point where she'll aggressively ''attack'' anyone fortunate enough to have experienced anything of interest, before her.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Yukari is, hands down, the queen of crazy driving. The "[[TheAllegedCar Yukarimobile]]" is a force to be reckoned with, and far more beat up than any less-than-seven-years-old car has the right to be. Her ''still'' being the Trope picture, even after it's been changed, should say something.
* DualWielding: With a pair of lunch trays, when she beat the hell out of Tomo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6jswbyEi54 for making the mistake of hitting her.]]
* {{Envy}}: Quite a few of her {{Berserk Button}}s usually relate to someone having or experiencing something she hasn't, such as Minamo getting birthday presents from her students or finding out that someone has eaten expensive foods.
* EvilLaugh
* FirstNameBasis: The only teacher addressed by the students as such. [[note]]Yukari-sensei or Teacher/Miss Yukari, depending on the dub.[[/note]]
* GeniusDitz: Possibly.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[InconsistentDub Inconsistently Dubbed]] into GratuitousSpanish. Justified slightly, because she is an English teacher.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to make her angry. She spends about half her screentime being pissed off about something or other.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* [[HeroStoleMyBike "Hero" Stole My Bike]]: Yukari in the premiere, while Tod is trying to fix ''hers''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nyamo. [[LesYay May]][[NoodleIncident be...]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Seen when she tries to cheer up Osaka, by letting her know she'd still be in her homeroom class for her senior year. And in the finale, where she shares a few [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming parting words to Kagura]] [[TearJerker and her class.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently mocks Nyamo's ChristmasCake status despite being one herself.
* ImageSong: Otona wo Yasunde Dekakeyou and Tenshoku Equal Kaikan no Housoku, both of which are shared with Nyamo, with the latter also featuring Kimura.
* {{Jerkass}}: Picture Tomo as an adult.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though she's not incapable of being a good person.
* KeepItForeign: In the English dub, Yukari changes from being an English teacher to a foreign language and grammar teacher. It's similar for the first issue of the translated manga; the second issue got a new localization team and switched to her being an English teacher, though some other English-language gags are inexplicably changed to French and German.
* LateForSchool: All the time.
* MaximumFunChamber: Yukari's car.
* MsViceGirl: Hoo boy, let's see here:
** When she found out Minamo had a star athlete on her track team, she decided to nose around and find out who it was. Then she tried to slip her a sweet bun (possibly laced with... ''something''). Though we'll never know, since Minamo caught her in the act.
** The following year, Yukari pulled strings to get Kagura in her class, effectively stealing Minamo's star athlete to stack the odds in her favor for the next Sports Fest, since she now had Kagura ''and'' Sakaki on her team.
** On one, of several, occasions she decided to teach PE, she split her class into teams and sided with Tomo and Yomi, vs Osaka, Kaorin, and Chiyo, two of whom she knew sucked at sports and had no chance against a teacher. Until Minamo evened the odds, by switiching in for Chiyo.
** And she frequently makes bets with Minamo, and makes promises to her students - like saying she'd buy them juice if they won the next Sports Fest - but finds ways to reneg each time it's time for her to pay up. [[SoLongSuckers Even if it means hightailing it!]]
* NoodleIncident: She's managed to [[ShameIfSomethingHappened buy Minamo's silence about her highschool days]], with a mere mention of a love letter she once wrote.
* NotAMorningPerson: Between drinking and laziness, in general. It's one of the main reasons she's usually late for work.
* NotSoDifferent: From Tomo.
* OddFriendship: With Minamo.
* OneOfTheKids
* RapunzelHair: Only in TheMovie, where her hair went from waist length to ''freaking enormous''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tomo tries to smack Yomi in the face with a dinner tray, complete with a [[MundaneMadeAwesome slow-motion jumping attack]], but misses, and whacks [[OhCrap Yukari in the face]]. Cue scary music and a slow-motion reveal of Yukari's glowing red eyes, then cutting to her whapping the ''living hell'' out of Tomo with ''two'' trays.
* SadistTeacher: She frequently abuses her students for such things as "going on vacation with his parents" or being shorter than the rest of the students.
* {{Sensei-chan}}: Quite possibly the TropeCodifier.
* TaremeEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She and Nyamo are the adult versions of this trope.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Nyamo.
* WackyHomeroom
* WomanChild: This is often {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by her students, and her fellow teacher, Minamo. Yukari has been known to ditch her own class on a whim, to go swimming, or goof off playing sports, depending on her mood. And, one occasion, was late for work because she'd been stuck in line to buy a {{Playstation}} game.
* WouldHurtAChild: Poor Chiyo...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minamo ("Nyamo") Kurosawa]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoHiramatsu (JP web short), Creator/AyaHisakawa (JP series), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)
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The school's phys-ed teacher and swim team coach. A very diligent and caring teacher (especially in contrast to Yukari), and many students look up to her. She's been friends with Yukari since at least college (high school in the manga). Given Yukari's personality, [[WithFriendsLikeThese one wonders how they stayed friends so long]].
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* BerserkButton: Don't mock her about being single and unmarried.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As cute and kind as she is, she can get scary when she's pissed off in the manga. This is best seen [[http://manga.animea.net/azumanga-daioh-hoshuu-hen-chapter-2-page-6.html here]].
* BookDumb: Though not quite as bad as Tomo, Osaka or Kagura, it's still implied (see CornerOfWoe below).
* ChristmasCake: Much to her dismay.
* CornerOfWoe: During the third beach episode, she is unable to help the students with studying and is even shown up by Yukari.
* HeroicBSOD: Nyamo has a massive one the morning after she got totally drunk and gave some extracurricular education to the girls, and again when Yukari one-ups her with her mad GratuitousEnglish skills.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yukari. {{Fanon}} [[NoodleIncident seems to think otherwise.]]
* ImageSong: Otona wo Yasunde Dekakeyou and Tenshoku Equal Kaikan no Housoku, both of which are shared with Yukari, with the latter also featuring Kimura.
* InVinoVeritas: During the second beach episode, she drinks all the alcohol to avoid the disaster if Yukari gets drunk instead. She winds up giving the girls TheTalk and then some.
* NoodleIncident: See previous entry and her {{Jerkass}} friend Yukari. Also, in one episode she has too much to drink and gathers the girls to impart some "serious-business" wisdom. [[RelaxOVision Music drowns out anything she says, but the epic imagery, soundtrack]], and the girl's rapt attention (plus her being drunk) [[TakeOurWordForIt suggests to the viewer]] she is telling them something inappropriate but awesome.
* NotSoDifferent: To Yomi.
* NiceGirl
* OddFriendship: With Yukari.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PassionateSportsGirl: The adult version of this trope.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The only one the show has.
* TheStraightMan
* TaremeEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She and Yukari are the adult versions of this trope.
* TomboyishSidetails
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yukari.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Much like Sakaki. Not particularly noticeable, but still blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Kimura]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoujiIshii (JP), Andy [=McAvin=] (EN)
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The series' [[TheOneGuy lone male teacher]], who's known for his perpetual open-mouthed stare and his [[{{Ephebophile}} fixation with highschool girls]] - ''especially'' Kaorin. As such, he's the most bizarre of the girls instructors. Despite this, he's HappilyMarried to a beautiful, loving [[GratuitousEnglish wai]][[MemeticMutation fu]], with whom he has a daughter.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Kaorin.
* AllMenArePerverts: The male students are "deeply moved" by his open acknowledgement of his motivation for becoming a teacher.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: From designing cosplay costumes, to unintentionally scaring the crap outta the girls with his sudden appearances and oddball behavior, Kimura is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8goZv7c6ork just. Plain. Weird.]]
* DirtyOldMan: Kimura became a teacher [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0DA7AYtlf4 because he likes high school girls]] but, unlike most examples, he seems content with staring at them. Or, he'll make lewd, albeit odd, requests. Such as complaining about the swim team not tending their noodle stall in their swimsuits, or asking for a glass of water from the pool where the girls swim.
** {{Ephebophile}}: When Tomo asks why he became a teacher, he blatantly admits that this is the reason. Kimura will take opportunities to stare where he can get them, going so far as to ditch his own class (much like Yukari), to sit in on Minamo's swim class.
** "High school is high school." In other words, Kimura's joshikosei garb fetish ignores any and all age restrictions. In the manga, there's a point where the teachers wear high school uniforms for a costume race and Kimura hands Yukari a love letter ("Senpai, read this.")
* EvilLaugh: Done while dancing with Kaorin at the conclusion of the second Sports Fest.
* {{Fetish}}: For high-school uniforms, apparently.
* {{Gonk}}
* GratuitousEnglish: [[MemeticMutation Mai waifu.]]
* HappilyMarried: His wife loves him unconditionally and finds him quite handsome. No, really. To be fair, as noted above Kimura really ''is'' a NiceGuy for all his perversion. He apparently donates to charity frequently, and is shown using his New Year's wish on world peace (with a 10,000-yen note).
* HotForStudent: Just about any one of the girls will do, but he's especially taken with Kaorin. However, Osaka is shown to be the only one he has no interest in.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Aside from his schoolgirl fetish, he's actually a model citizen. Kimura can sometimes be seen picking up litter on his way home and depositing it in recycling bins, and regularly donates to charity for the sake of world peace.
* LastNameBasis: Kimura's first name is never given.
* LoveableSexManiac: The guy ditched his own class to sit in on Minamo's, so he could stare at the girls in their swimsuits. And at the Culture Fest, he wanted a glass of water from the pool where Kagura and the rest of the team were swimming.
* NiceGuy: If you can look past his crazy love of high school girls, you'll see he is a kind man.
* TheOneGuy: Technically, there are two or three other recurring guys. However, [[NominalImportance they don't have names]]. He's also the only male character who appears in the opening, besides Chiyo's dad.
* OpaqueLenses[=/=]ScaryShinyGlasses: All the time. Not once do you see his eyes, or what he looks like without his glasses.
* PetTheDog: Often. However, he ruins almost every single of these moments with a disgusting line.
-->'''Mr. Kimura''': Well, now that I donated $100 to the orphanage, let's go for some peeping!
* StealthHiBye: More like a 'Stealth Hi', as he has a habit of making sudden appearances, which usually starles the girls. Then he just sort of wanders off.
* UglyGuyHotWife: And an [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter adorable daughter]]. It's notable that he actually looks much more normal when his perpetually-slackjawed expression isn't present.
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!! Other Characters

[[folder:Kaori ("Kaorin")]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SakuraNogawa (JP), Creator/TiffanyGrant (EN)
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A girl who sits in the background most of the time. Her best friend is Chihiro, but she ''[[SchoolgirlLesbians really admires]]'' Sakaki.
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* CanNotSpitItOut: Kaorin has a major [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship girl-crush]] on Sakaki, but never manages to tell her up front.
* BigNo: Invoked when she sees a picture of Tomo sleeping in the same bed as Sakaki. Since Tomo tosses and turns in her sleep, the picture makes it seem as if she's cuddling with her ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab3mbsYg6eE at 0:47-1:03]]).
* DemotedToExtra: Despite numerous attempts to avoid it.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Sakaki.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: "N-not that I ''am'' a [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian!]]"
* HeroicBSOD: She has a minor one when she finds out she wouldn't be in Yukari's class for her senior year. She gets stuck being in ''Kimura's''.
* [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Daughter]]: Except for the differences in age and height, she looks exactly like her mother.
* ImageSong: Two of them, surprisingly. Kaze no Mon-Ami and [=TeaRose=] de Nemurimashou.
* LovingAShadow: She likes Sakaki because of her AloofDarkHairedGirl looks, thinking she's "cool". Sakaki is actually a completely [[ShrinkingViolet different]] [[CutenessProximity character]].
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Kaorin occasionally joins the main cast of friends but normally because of Sakaki. Otherwise she has no strong friendship with any of the main girls and vise versa. Some fans consider her as a minor character instead as one of the main girls.
* OnlyOneName: Just like her crush.
* SingleTargetSexuality: "Wouldn't mind if Sakaki was a guy."
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After correcting Osaka on the proper terminology, she tries to amend it by saying she isn't a lesbian. She goes on to say that wasn't what she was implying and plays it off as "a teenage thing". Then, after a moment's pause, she adds she wouldn't care even if Sakaki was a guy. [[http://manga.animea.net/azumanga-daioh-hoshuu-hen-chapter-3-page-12.html Even Osaka]] is confused by that statement.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The dance after the first Sports Fest, which is immediately yanked away. Also, the 3-legged race in the second Sports Fest.
* TransparentCloset: It's pretty obvious that Kaorin has the hots for Sakaki, although she tries to play it off. It gets a massive LampshadeHanging from Osaka in the 10th anniversary comics.
* WonderTwinPowers: She and Chihiro invoke this when they reveal that they were the ones who made Chiyo's Penguin Suit for their Kitty Cafe.
-->'''Yomi:''' "Penguin costume..?"
-->'''Kaorin: (slides onscreen, pointing at herself)''' "Yes. For I, Kaorin-"
-->'''Chihiro: (slides next to her, pointing to herself)''' "...and I, Chihiro-"
-->'''Kaorin and Chihiro: (in unison, doing high-five)''' "...have combined our abilities and made this special costume!"
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[[folder:Chihiro]]
!!!Voiced by: Akane Omae (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)
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Another girl who sits in the background most of the time. Little is known about her other than the fact she's Kaorin's best friend.
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* BoyishShortHair: As seen in the picture.
* [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Exit, Stage Right]]: She's forced briefly drop out during the second Sports Fest, due to spraining her ankle. But the nurse checks it out and says it's okay, in time for her to take part in the three-legged race. Problem was, Yukari had already replaced her with Sakaki. So when Chihiro tries to give Kaorin the good news, Kaorin hisses at her twice. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rwWPsYNaQ Chihiro takes the hint and slides outta frame]], wishing her luck.
* SatelliteCharacter: To Kaorin and Yukari.
* ShoutOut: In one of the episodes, she wears a green and white shirt and pinkish shorts, just like the main character in ''SpiritedAway''.
* WonderTwinPowers: Covered in Kaorin's section.
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[[folder:Chiyo's Dad (Chiyo-chichi)]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN)
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A giant floating orange-yellow cat... thing that sometimes pops up in Sakaki's and Osaka's dreams. Believed to be Chiyo's father, but it's hard to understand why he's never at the house.
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* BerserkButton: "Are you suggesting that I '''am not a real cat?!'''"
-->'''Osaka''': You look like Mori, the previous Prime Minister!
-->(''cue Chiyo-chichi shaking with rage'')
** Don't show anything red around him. Don't tell him you have a "Cat's Tongue" either, or he'll rip it out.
* CatSmile: His only expression.
* GratuitousEnglish: ''"HARRO, EVERY-NYAN!! HOW AH YOU! FAIN SANKYUU!!" "AH, [[VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend I WISH I]] [[VideoGame/QuizMagicAcademy WERE A BIRD]]!"''
** SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: His pronounciation is actually not bad. Of course, it's [[NorioWakamoto Norio Wakamoto's]] booming voice that makes it stand out.
* ImmuneToBullets: In one of Sakaki's fantasies.
* LargeHam: Thanks to being voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto.
* MegaNeko
* MindScrew: We really have no idea who or what Chiyo-chichi is supposed to be, but Sakaki and Osaka have seen him independent of each other's description. Furthermore, plush toys exist of him in-universe (much to Sakaki's surprise the first time it's brought out), and Sakaki's smaller one proceeded to glow when she stopped paying attention to it...
* OrWasItADream
* PerpetualSmiler: The smile (?) on his face never changes, even when he's angry.
* TranquilFury
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[[folder:Kamineko]]
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A grey cat that Sakaki often tries to pet, only for him to run away or, more often, end with her hand clenched in his bear trap teeth. Eventually, he goes out of his way to make Sakaki's life a living hell.
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* AchillesHeel: Mayaa is the one other cat that manages to scare him off. He was even about to bite Tomo's hand, but as she had just been scratched by Mayaa, he smells it, and runs off.
* BoisterousWeakling: He works entirely on intimidation. If you manage to scare him like Mayaa, or even just hit him on the head like Kagura, he'll run off.
* CatsAreMean
* CheshireCatGrin.
* DirtyCoward
* FragileSpeedster: He shows how fast he is when Sakaki just tries to take a photo of him. He literally bounces off of the walls in an alley in order to ruin her photography attempts. He can't take a hit to the head before being scared off, though. Played straight in the fan-made fighting game.
* GangUpOnTheHuman: Kamineko's biggest jerkass moment is when he assembles a gang of all the other neighborhood cats to attack Sakaki, and possibly Chiyo by association. Luckily, Mayaa was able to put a stop to it.
* {{Jerkass}}: Probably the biggest in the show. Not that it stops Sakaki.
** During the last episode, Sakaki walks up and apologizes to him for trying to pet him when he didn't want her to. She walks off and he follows her. She notices him following her, and it looks like he'll finally let her pet him. CHOMP!
* MeaningfulName: Kamineko, meaning "Biting Cat" (噛み猫).
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: When he's sleeping or when he just has a normal CatSmile.
* SlasherSmile: Especially when he's approaching Sakaki and Chiyo with his newly formed gang.
* UseYourHead: He once headbutted Sakaki straight in the gut, stunning her, before latching onto her hand.
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[[folder:Mayaa]]
A young male Iriomote cat (a small, highly endangered sub-species of leopard cat) that the girls encounter in the last third of the series. Due to his status as a very late arrival, he is a walking spoiler, so beware unmarked spoilers.
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* [[spoiler:AndroclesLion: To Sakaki]].
* BadassAdorable: He's a cute little mountain cat, who [[spoiler:leaves Iriomote Island to find Sakaki all by himself and scares Kamineko's gang away]].
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: Saves Sakaki and Chiyo from an attack by a gang of cats led by Kamineko.]]
* CuteKitten
* DeathGlare: Gives [[spoiler:Kamineko's entire gang]] a truly epic one in episode 24. Less cold expression and more "take-one-step-closer-and-I'll-kill-you" kind of glare.
* GenderBlenderName
* [[spoiler:InterspeciesAdoption]]: Chiyo points out that [[spoiler:his bond with Sakaki is similar to one between a son and his mother.]] Occurs as a result [[spoiler:of his mother dying after meeting the girls.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: For [[spoiler:Sakaki]]...
** He's also one of the only characters to successfully put [[spoiler:Tomo]] in her place for her behavior, by scratching her when she bothers him too much.
* NightmareFuel: In universe and personal example for [[spoiler:Kamineko]]. As seen with [[spoiler:Tomo]], Mayaa [[spoiler:scares him to the point that]] his mere scent is enough to make [[spoiler:Kamineko run away.]]
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Despite being an example of AllAnimalsAreDomesticated, Mayaa manages to scratch Tomo so badly that she has to go to the hospital, showing that no matter how cute he is and how well Sekaki can tame him, he's still a wild, carnivorous, bad-tempered animal]].
* [[spoiler:ThrowTheDogABone]]: Represents this trope for [[spoiler:Sakaki]].
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[[folder:Tod]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ChrisPatton (EN)
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Short for "That One Dude". You know, that '''[[TheOneGuy one]]''' [[RecurringCharacter male student]] that shows up, sometimes in the background? He's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep fixed Yukari's bike]] and is seemingly thrown into the series whenever they need a [[TheOneGuy male student]]? Don't blink, or you might miss him!
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* AppealToObscurity: The only reason he's listed here.
* DemotedToExtra: In the version of the bike-stealing scene that appears in the manga released to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the original release, Tod is replaced with a random female student.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Male Student #1
* HeroStoleMyBike: The victim of this. In the eyes of people who consider Yukari a hero, that is.
* TheOneGuy: Even moreso than Kimura.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Could actually be quite funny if he was given more time. Of course, the main focus is on the girls.
* RecurringCharacter: Actually [[http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/4843789253_fb34512181_o.jpg appears]] [[http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/4843789371_82d8a32169_o.jpg quite frequently]] in the [[http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4844407640_03b3b7f027_o.jpg anime.]]
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