[[folder:Cromartie High "Students"]]

!!Takashi Kamiyama
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakahiroSakurai (JP), Ben Pronsky (EN)\\
''I'll bet you want to know why I'm here, right? READ THE MANGA.''

The main character. He starts off relatively normal, but as the manga attests 3 chapters in, he'd have to be just as crazy as the rest to stay there.
* AllThereInTheManual: the reason he gives for being in Cromartie is only in the manga and the movie.
* {{Badass}}: Kamiyama is officially declared the biggest badass in Japan by means of a [[spoiler:trivia]] contest. [[spoiler: It was over in the first round because no-one other than he knew what 'dairy product' meant.]]
** TookALevelInBadass: Briefly, once Mechazawa is turned into a motorbike. See below.
* BewareTheNiceOnes/BerserkButton: Although he will usually plead for the least violent way to solve situations, he won't hesitate to shoot at people harrassing innocents in the street with explosive missiles. [[TranquilFury And he does it completely stone-faced, at that]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Does this quite a bit in the earlier stories, especially in the anime.
* DemotedToExtra: What happens to Kamiyama as the series progresses. It was most likely intentional on the part of the author -- perhaps intended as a parody of other stories where the protagonist recedes into the background due to the far more interesting and/or amusing supporting cast. Kamiyama explains ''why'' in the last episode.
* ExtremeDoormat: [[CharacterDevelopment at first]], and always at his old school.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: When asked whether he ever has done anything bad, he confesses to doing something so terrible that even his classmates are astonished. [[spoiler: Gluing the 37,042nd domino to the ground so it wouldn't fall over when his group was trying to top the record of 37,041 dominoes in a row.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Kamiyama starts out as just sort of a strait-laced dork who then evolves into an uberdork whose moral fiber leads to incredibly questionable trains of thought. The author seems to suggest that Kamiyama has been this crazy since the beginning, and that it's starting to surface now that he has been among the Cromartie students for too long.
* StraightMan: Relatively speaking.

!!Shinjiro Hayashida
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Takuma Suzuki (JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN)\\
''Not to change the subject, but...''

Kamiyama's right hand man.
* BlatantLies[=/=]IHaveToGoIronMyDog:
-->'''Hayashida''': I got club practice and stuff.
-->'''Kamiyama''': What club are you in?
-->'''Hayashida''': Oh, it's the... Uh, what was it? Oh, yeah, boxing! The boxing club!
-->'''Kamiyama''': [[LampshadeHanging If you have to lie, couldn't you at least come up with a more believable one?]]
** Though it is subverted by the end of the chapter.
* DelinquentHair: His mohawk. [[spoiler:It's a fake. He keeps a normal slick hairstyle under a sort of toupee on which his mohawk is placed, because his family wouldn't accept him trying to be different - so he doesn't show up at his home with his mohawk on]].
* TheDitz: He can't even manage a simple word problem that amounts to five minus two.
* ExpressiveHair: again, the mohawk.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Is revealed to be in a relationship with a married woman in the manga.]]

!!Akira Maeda
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Andy [=McAvin=] (EN)\\
''You guys are real assholes, you know that?''

One of the saner ones. Gets no credit.
* ButtMonkey: No character is safe, but Maeda gets absolutely no respect.
* DistressedDude: The most likely character to be kidnapped.
* {{Expy}}: A parody of real life wrestler Wrestling/AkiraMaeda.
* OnlySaneMan

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-->'''Class''': ?\\

"Is this guy a student here? Is he even Japanese?"
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Freddie is sometimes referred to by the others as something inhuman, and sometimes acts strange (Well, more strange than he normally does).
** When he gives gives directions to a lost cab driver, the students say he might be using his animal instincts.
** When Maeda has an image in his mind of a group of animals, Freddie is among them.
* BadassMustache
* {{Leitmotif}}: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_skhTIY_Ik classic rock riff]] that plays whenever Freddie shows up.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Freddie is clearly (''somehow'') Freddie Mercury, the plainly deceased frontman of the band Queen.
* NoNameGiven: Nope, not even on the school's roster.
* ShoutOut: To {{Queen}}'s frontman, Freddie Mercury.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Bass High seems to think [[http://www.mangareader.net/cromartie-high-school/3/77 this]] is his Summer Uniform.
* TheVoiceless
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Always

-->'''Class''': 1-1?

A gorilla.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Gorilla's crazy antics.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* NoNameGiven: The author explicitly stated that the Gorilla's name is "[[spoiler: Hiromi Go]]". But, it's hardly as if gorillas can introduce themselves, hence, within the story, [[spoiler: Hiromi Go]], like Freddie, is called whatever the students decided to call him. They didn't prove particularly creative in either case - though at one point everyone is convinced the gorilla is named Hajime.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Yutaka Takenouchi
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/JohnGremillion (EN)

"My name is Yutaka Takenouchi, and I have only one weakness... I am VERY susceptible to motion sickness!"
* CatchPhrase / OnceAnEpisode: His stock introduction. At one point, he screws up his intro and says "My name is motion sickness."
* WeaksauceWeakness: Motion Sickness.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Most plots involving him just ''happen'' to be school trips. He even lampshades how the school takes many more, longer trips than it should ever be able to afford.

!!Takeshi Hokuto
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-->'''Class''': 1-1\\
'''Voiced by''': Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN)

An upper-class individual with aspirations of world domination, Hokuto starts at an appropriate level, taking over one high school at a time. Unfortunately, he then transfers to Cromartie, which doesn't have a structure he can easily take over.
* CatchPhrase: "All people are ''PIGS!''"
* DreamSequence / ImagineSpot: Many. Sometimes, those dreams are the one detail of a story to actually get into the anime.
* ShelteredAristocrat
* SnowballLie: and the others believe every word.

!!"Hokuto's Lackey"
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-->'''Class''': 1-1\\
'''Voiced by''': Akio Suyama (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)\\
''You mean, you're really interested in ''me''? Okay. My name is-''

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Followed Hokuto to Cromartie.
* ButtMonkey
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* HeyYou: Because no one's interested enough to know Hokuto's lackey's name.
* SatelliteCharacter: Originally, though he gets more appearances and screentime than Hokuto himself in the manga. The author implied that the reason for this is how Lackey is easier to fit into any given story.
* TheUnreveal: Hokuto's henchman tries to reveal his name to the others. "Listen and listen good! My name is..." [[spoiler:"Look! A meteorite just crashed into the school!]] "THIS ISN'T POSSIBLE!" [[spoiler:Even when he was out on a date with a girl in volume 11 of the manga and had the chance to introduce himself to his date's friend's boyfriend, he STILL gets interrupted.]]

!!"Masked Takenouchi"
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakayaKuroda (JP), George Manley (EN)

A former highjacker who was mistaken for Takenouchi. Stayed at the school to teach the rest proper behavior, so they don't end up like him.
* TheAtoner
* ClarkKenting: To the point that when his mask is removed, no one knows what he looks like.
* CoolOldGuy: And only 30 years old. After being a hijacker, he spends the rest of the series either dealing with fitting in with a bunch of high school delinquents and (trying) to teach them important life lessons.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Masked Takenouchi becomes the successor of pillow-jutsu.

!!Shinichi Mechazawa
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-->'''Class''': 1-5\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)\\
''I'm afraid I don't know a ''thing'' about technology...''

Leader of a different class. No one but Kamiyama and Hayashida recognizes that he's a machine. And if they do, they don't recognize that he's a ''robot''.
* {{Badass}}: Both before and after becoming a motorcycle.
* ChewToy: After a while all of his appearances have him getting destroyed either physically or having his memories deleted again.
* CoolBike: Becomes one.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: His being, well, a robot.
* [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Half-Dressed Cartoon Robot]]: Usually wears a school uniform-jacket and T-shirt but no pants.
* NorioWakamoto.
--> ''"Such a sober voice!"''
* [[RobotBuddy Ro... ro... Roly Poly Buddy!]]
* TinCanRobot: A near-classic example of the form factors.
* TransformingMecha / MidSeasonUpgrade / WeCanRebuildHim: Can transform into a motorcycle mid-season.

!!Ken Hirai ("The Flunker")
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': MasamiKikuchi (JP)

A student who was held back one year, and is [[{{Pun}} unfailingly]] referred to as "Mr. Hirai" or "Hirai-san".
* ExpositionBreak: tells long-winded stories in an attempt to teach the others. They usually miss the point completely and bore everyone else.
* OlderAndWiser

!!Makio Tanaka
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-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': ?

The class' errand boy until Kamiyama took his position.
* ExtremeDoormat
* LaserGuidedKarma: Fujimoto punches him down for walking into him the day after his trolling, not even knowing his actual identity.
* {{Troll}}: He's the one who's revealed to be behind the trolling on Fujimoto's forum.


[[folder:Other School Students]]

!!Noburo Yamaguchi
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-->'''School''': Destrade High\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/YuutoKazama (JP), James Faulkner (EN)

Leader of Destrade High School's first years, and an aspiring comedian.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: "Honey Boy" is this to him.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: besides the hair and the skin color, and the ''voice'' in the anime, he even had an African or Middle Eastern style beard in the manga.
* BadassMustache
* TheComicallySerious: And seriously comical.
* ExpressiveHair: his afro pulses and grows when he thinks.
* FunnyAfro: Which pulsates when he thinks.
* SeriousBusiness: Yamaguchi takes comedy ''extremely'' seriously.
* StrawCritic: He claims to have [[WrongGenreSavvy great taste in comedy]].
* UnknownRival: to Kamiyama's comedy pen name, "Honey Boy". He does recognize Kamiyama's skill through his overanalysis.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Yamaguchi would generally be right about things, if he wasn't in a GagSeries.

!!Kiyoshi Fujimoto
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-->'''School''': Manuel High

Leader of Manuel High's first years. Exceedingly violent in real life, Fujimoto runs a message board and is generally patient and polite in private.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Just about the entire point of his character is how he says one thing in real life, and has a completely opposite reaction and opinion about the same subject while on the net.
* InternetToughGuy: {{Inverted}}. He's incredibly polite on the internet but leads a school gang in real life.
* MoodWhiplash
* NiceGuy

!!Jackson Setouchi
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-->'''School''': Bass High\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Ernie Manouse (EN)

Leader of Bass High's first years.
* BenevolentBoss: usually takes his second in command's opinion equal to or above his own.


[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]

!!Mechazawa Beta
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MikaKanai (JP)

Mechazawa's little brother.
* ChewToy: Takes after his brother in that you would be hard pressed to find one appearance where he doesn't get smashed.
* FunSize
* VerbalTic / PokemonSpeak: "Mecha Ratta!" is the only thing he can say.

!!''Girl Gorilla''
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A random gorilla, unrelated to the male, that shows up every now and then.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: the only difference is the bow in her hair.
** Actually, the girl gorilla has even less hair on her head, and has a mustache and beard on closer inspection of her face. If anything, she looks even more like a male than the male gorilla.

!!The Aliens
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* {{OneShotCharacter}}s: Appeared merely to keep Hokuto's lackey from saying his name, and were never mentioned again.
** Though their space ship does show up in the background at least OncePerEpisode.

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (JP), Mike [=MacRae=] (EN)

The star of a popular GagSeries, Pootan is a regular man wearing a fuzzy white bear costume that exposes his face.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pootan is an asshole, both on and off the set.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDSY9AGTvP8 Pootan's theme]] is just as bizarre as his show.
* TheStoic: Pootan always answers Buddy in a stern, serious voice.
* VerbalTic: Sometimes adds "Poo" to the ends of his sentences.

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/DaikiNakamura (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

Pootan's co-star, who wears a fuzzy pink bunny costume that also exposes his face.
* HairTriggerTemper: He tends to become very angry if Pootan doesn't do what he asks.
-->'''Buddy:''' Come on, Pootan, let's play.
-->'''Pootan:''' No, poo. Pootan is filing his tax returns.
* NoNameGiven: He's referred to as "buddy," but that isn't his actual name.

!!Maeda's Mom
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-->'''Voiced by''': Music/MegumiHayashibara (JP)

Maeda's mom, who looks exactly like him, except with different hair.
* NoNameGiven
* {{Gonk}}
* StrongFamilyResemblance: that's likely going to happen when [[spoiler: you marry someone ''else'' you look just like.]]
* TheVoiceless: In the American dub of the anime and in the manga. (In Japan, her annoyed moan was performed by [[spoiler:[[RuleOfFunny Megumi Hayashibara]]]].)